Amazing Race to Greatness!
Congratulations Amazing Racers on being total rockstars! You all are so inspiring I wanted to take a second to share with you all a little bit about my journey into entrepreneurship and encourage you all to do what your heart is calling you to. This challenge has been a great way for you to spark that inner fire, but what about when it is all over? Don't let that momentum die, as we all know thanks Newton, an object at rest will stay at rest. But an object in motion? It'll keep going!! Even if this first round of voting finds you out of the competition I encourage you to continue to attend the weigh-ins and focus on yourself and reaching a place of inner peace.
It took me a long time to accept myself and find the good as opposed to focusing on the not-so-good. The first couple years after I left my job in Healthcare, I really struggled with accepting all these new roles I found myself in. Wife, Mother, Business Partner and Entrepreneur all sounded like something I've always wanted, but once they came, it didn't seem to have the same bazinga, if you will, that I had hoped.
It wasn't until my family's health crisis about five years ago that I really started to take stock in the people around me and the situations I found us in. It felt like I was on auto-pilot and in a constant state of reaction, like I was not in control of my life but rather life was in control of me. There was no big moment that I made a mental switch, or maybe there was an I was just too oblivious at the time to notice, but making the decision to own my life and not rely on others to keep me content was an enlightening one for sure.
I started Project K in 2009 as a hobby, and it soon grew to more than I could have imagined, it allowed me to dream BIG and let go of other people's expectations for/of me. After all, were their opinions paying my mortgage? Certainly not. Were their judgements propelling me forward? Nope, the opposite, it kept me stagnant. I starting reading personal growth books like they were going out of style. I focused on my family, my passions and my marriage because after all was said and done, I knew the stats weren't in our favour. All still a work in progress, I feel like today we have come out the other side stronger than I could have imagined. Now I get to teach others how to embrace their inner awesomeness and its been the most rewarding thing I think I have ever done in my life! Not only helping people cope with gluten intolerance or allergies, but skin conditions,
I'm not going to waste your time rambling about physic laws and cheesy motivational quotes as after all, YOU'RE IN A RACE! But I will ask that you share with me what it is you are most proud of yourself for. Shout it loud from the rooftops (or just, like, where you are right now) and OWN IT. Use your comment below to declare your awesomeness and ROCK this Amazing Race with your Team, enjoy your time and be present in the moment. Remember, you only fail when you stop trying.