Yesterday I had a phone conversation with a well-respected expert in the counselling field. This fella has a large following on social media and has appeared as a guest on news channels and let’s just say he knows his shit. He was giving me feedback on a project I’m working on with another badass chick in the fitness industry and he referred to us a “warriors” and “rock stars”. (Insert happy dance here) Last evening I had a conversation with someone I’ve known for over a decade and he suggested my character was seriously lacking and said some things that shook me.
But only for a moment!
Why the hell would I disregard the judgement of someone I’ve known for ages in favour of that of a social media acquaintance? BECAUSE I KNOW WHO I AM! Do you know who you really are? I mean deep down to your very core? Do you know your values and qualities and what makes you undeniably you? Cuz if you don’t already, it’s time to dig deep and figure that shit out.
This new ally recognized the good in me because he’s tuned in to folks out there who do things that matter. Members of my tribe are attracted to me for the same reasons I’m attracted to them: we recognize positive energy and good vibes and good people when we see them! Find those people who build you up, see the good in you, and support the big dreams you have. Just because you’ve known someone your whole life doesn’t mean their judgments of you are correct.
What the hell does any of this have to do with being a fitness professional or an event planner? Everything! I am my business and my business is me. I am my brand. Who I am, what I stand for, what I believe in, and how I treat people is the foundation upon which I create events and inspire others. That’s no small matter! If you believe you’re capable of achieving something—go out there and achieve it! If someone tells you something that conflicts with how you see yourself: think on it, determine it’s validity, accept it or reject it…it’s up to you. YOU get to decide who you are. So go out there and be undeniably you.