Last week I was standing on the edge of a bridge with a client of mine, she flew in for a one day personal transformation retreat with me. We were throwing rocks into the river 25 feet below. On each heavy stone she had written a word that summed up one thing that used to weigh her down in her career, relationships and health that she no longer struggles with.
Another, splash, thud, and she felt the weight she has carried around for over 10 years sink away, washed clean.
But, none of this would have meant jack squat if we hadn't done something really important first: Help her get over what other people thought of her.
And that didn't just happen in the moment her burdensome graffiti clad rocks broke the surface.
Ever achieved something, reached a goal or level of success and then look around and realized afterwards that you don’t feel better for long? Not really anyway. That same small aching knot in your tummy is there before you go to bed.
And you think, “What’s wrong with me, I have so much to be thankful for, why can’t I just be ok with what I’ve got? Other people are worse off, have major hardships, and I can’t just be content?!”
I’ve been there, many of us have. In fact, almost every high powered client I’ve had has been there. But we rarely talk about it, because we’re embarrassed, or too flushed with heat and discomfort every time we really sit still with it.
So we shop, or drink, or binge on social media or work harder to distract ourselves. But in quiet moments, when we are alone, tha...
Do you have the guts to do what it takes to live your best life? I’m not talking figuratively here -- I mean literally -- are your bowels in order?
80% of our immune system is housed within our gut. EIGHTY PERCENT!! Or if you prefer your information delivered to you pinkies up...the gastrointestinal system plays a key role in the complex mechanisms of immunoregulation.
So if your gut health is compromised it’s pretty safe to assume that you aren’t feeling your best. And if you aren’t feeling your best how are you suppose to enjoy the quality of your life or be the top performer at your job?
When working with my clients I usually start by investigating their digestive track before moving on to other areas of their life. And not just because I still have the humor of a 6 year old -- fart...
Probably around the same time the adage “no pain no gain” came out and acid washed jeans were a good call. Both have never worked for me, and here’s why.
The less I do the more gets done.
Shouldn't it be the other way around? I mean that’s what we’re taught right?
I had a major aha moment in a private jet at 30,000 feet.
The manager for a platinum selling artist was telling me the secrets to being successful - work hard, do everything you can to outshine everyone else, trust no one….the regular stuff. Ok, I thought.
BUT THEN IT HIT ME - this guy is super stressed out all the time! He doesn’t see his family for weeks or months at a time, is being screamed at by spoiled celebs and even picks out his daily outfit based on how his clients want him to dress, n...
You know that feeling of excitement you get when you start a new job, decide to pick-up a new hobby or start dating someone for the first time?You can’t stop telling everyone about it and you invest a lot of money into a new wardrobe or supplies.
You feel fueled by a new found love for life only to find that after a few months you’ve come crashing down from your high, completely unmotivated to continue on.
This is called the dip. The crash. The “now what the hell do I do?”.
Seth Godin coined the term "The Dip" in his New York Times bestseller of the same name. It resonated so deeply with me that I couldn't wait to share it with all of you.
The dip is the point where you are faced with a tough decision -- quit entirely or forge ahead to higher, more stable, more successful ground.
Click here for the kick-ass Smoothie Sabotage Infographic.
You’ll find me backstage, stepping over groupies on the tour bus to whip up our gangsta juice (what we call our power smoothies) before my clients go on stage in sold-out stadiums around the world. Trust me, when touring the globe you need extra special nutrients to stay on top.
But truthfully, don’t we all just want to stay on top of our game?
So It breaks my heart when good people, trying their best to up their health, get duped. I’ve seen it happen to my friends and co-workers again and again - I call it smoothie sabotage!
We’ve been told to eat more fruit and veggies, so many of us whip up a smoothie because it’s easy and tastes great - thinking we are helping ourselves out - when really, we are secretly sabotaging...