Hello and happy Tuesday, beauties!
Now that I’ve been home for a little over a week, I’m feeling a little less overwhelmed and a lot more “in the zone”.
I’ve got my action plan created, with a few things already having been crossed off, and my post-BlogFest high led me to take a VERY big leap in my business. But we’ll get into that in more detail in the coming weeks 😉
Today I’m back with the remaining 5 lessons I picked up at BlogFest and IDEA World that you can apply to any area of your life, whether you’re a blogger or fitness professional or not. If you missed part one, check it out here!
If you’re a blogger, fitness fanatic, or just want to see what else we got up to, be sure to check out their top 10 takeaways here!
6. A lot of health and fitness really is black and white.
I thought I was going to get all the answers. I was paying a lot of money to hear some of the best in the industry talk about the best nutrition practices and the best fitness protocols.
And lo and behold, there is no “best” way to reach a goal. As long as you’re healthy, happy, and making progress, that’s all that matters.
7. If something is super terrifying and exciting, it’s probably good for you.
When I applied to be a Lightning Round speaker I had an “omg wtf did I just do” moment.
And while I was beyond stoked when I was accepted, I also had a mini panic attack.
I wavered between excitement, nervousness, and sheer terror in the months leading up to my 5 minutes on stage, but once I got up and did it, the feelings I had afterwards were totally worth all the nerves.
I would never have known how good it felt to stand on a stage in front of 100+ other people and talked had I not taken that leap!
8. We are our biggest critics.
I felt like a REALLY small fish going to this conference.
Like a super tiny microscopic phytoplankton.
I was slightly intimidated knowing I was going to be around these big bloggers – you know, the ones with 8 million shares and hundreds of comments on a single post?
But after talking to other bloggers about my own blog and writing, I feel a lot more confident in what I’m putting out to the world.
9. Don’t judge a book by its social media cover.
This is something I’ve known for a long time. We don’t tend to share pictures of ourselves struggling. We don’t post those crappy blog posts where we couldn’t think of anything.
We post things that make us happy! That put us in a good light! And we showcase our best work.
But when it came to the blog world, I kind of forgot about all this. It was reassuring to hear that even those bigger bloggers I look up to still have feelings of uncertainty and experience some of the same struggles that I do. #duh
10. This moment is the most important thing in the world.
I believe this was from Elizabeth Bain’s presentation, but because it was mixed in with a ton of other notes, I can’t be 100% sure.
But the context it was put in really hit home for me.
When you’re working on a project, if you are not fully immersed in that moment, you aren’t going to be successful.
When you’re pushing through a hard training session, or heading into the last leg of a race, if you don’t make that moment the most important thing in your life, you aren’t going to be successful.
To get the most out of our short time on this planet, we need to be present. We need to live in the moment. We need to treat each second as though we might not get another one, because really, we aren’t guaranteed anything.
If nothing else, if not for the new friendships made and existing friendships solidified, if not for all the new knowledge I gained, if not for the multitude of snacks I acquired 😉 BlogFest + IDEA World lit a blazing fire under my ass.
And I totally plan on using that fire to bring my dreams to life.
Have you ever had a tipping point in your life, whether it was related to fitness, business, or career goals? Care to share a super inspiring moment you’ve experienced?