If you read the title of this blog and immediately started singing that fabulous song by The Zombies, then I’m sending a little e-hug your way. If you don’t know the song, you can listen to it here. It’s a favorite of mine, reminding me of warm days and fun times feeling carefree.
Okay, so what does this have to do with healthy living, you ask?
In some ways the answer is NOTHING, but in other ways the answer is EVERYTHING.
Today, I want to share more of my story with you.
I’ve been reflecting on not just the actual season of Spring and the beauty and chaos of it all, but also how that translates into life in general. If I were to pick a season for my life & business right now – it’s definitely Spring.
A time for new beginnings.
A time to nurture new ideas.
A time to embrace curiosity.
A time to plant seeds to cultivate in the future.
A time to redefine what healthy living means to me.
A time to create offerings that support my community and feed my soul.
A time of the season for loving the woman I am becoming and the business that I’m building.
As exciting as it all may sound, it’s also SCARY! My brand is ME! What I put out into the world reflects who I am and what I believe in – and it’s not gonna jive with everyone. People may subscribe for a bit and then choose to unsubscribe. For someone like me who is a recovering people-pleasing perfectionist, accepting that I can’t make everyone happy has been a challenging part of this journey. More importantly though, this acceptance has helped me to gain great clarity.
Throughout much of my adult life, my career almost always took a higher priority over my health. I didn’t have the sufficient tools, guidance, or accountability that I needed to help me find a way to integrate my career with my personal life. In theory I knew what I *should* be doing, but I found that it was too freaking hard and way too overwhelming to put into practice as I was trying to keep my head above water with all of my other responsibilities. As with my vicious dieting cycles in the past, I would do really well for a bit and then life would blow up and it would all fall to shit.
When I was in real estate it was a constant emotional rollercoaster ranging from the highs of offers getting accepted and closings for happy clients, plummeting down to the lows of inspections gone wrong, shitty uncooperative attitudes from the occasional co-broke, lender or attorney, failed septic systems, lost offers, deals blowing up, and the list goes on and on.
I was always on the go and didn’t prioritize healthy food and exercise.
I struggled to be fully present when I was with friends & family and felt constantly guilty and pissed off about it.
I freely gave my time to clients, never embracing the importance of setting healthy boundaries to ensure time for myself.
I lived in a whirlwind of stress and anxiety without adopting ways to calm my nervous system.
I was on the way to complete burnout.
I was a great realtor…but I felt unbalanced, emotionally turbulent, and simply not healthy.
If you’re in this profession you likely know what I’m talking about…can you relate?!
I was very fortunate to have an amazing mentor help me with the ins and outs of the business. But, in hindsight, if I were to do it all again I would have sought out additional support to work with me on the lifestyle side of things.
Someone to support me in implementing and maintaining healthier habits.
Someone to help me figure out how to make time for myself and set boundaries.
Someone to help me navigate the emotional rollercoaster.
Someone to provide the accountability I needed to stay on track.
Someone to be my cheerleader to let me know that I wasn’t alone in my efforts.
Someone to help me navigate how to integrate my career and personal life.
Truth is, I was too proud to reach out for help. I thought that it was well within my power to implement a healthier lifestyle on my own – that I *should* be able to make it all work. It really wasn’t until I was starting to transition out of real estate that I started to realize how valuable that extra support would have been.
You may be wondering why I’m sharing all this with you. Well, I want you to know my story. I want you to know that I’ve been there. I want you to know that I get the struggles that come with not only the realtor lifestyle, but with balancing any demanding career. My time in financial services for the 15+ years before real estate looked very similar. I simply could not accept that I couldn’t do it alone and that I needed to ask for help.
This is why I do what I do now.
I’m here to provide the support to others that I so desperately wish I sought out for myself. To help them redefine what healthy living means to them. To cheer them on and provide accountability as they adopt healthy habits so they can thrive in their chosen careers, feel better in their bodies and find more balance in their lives.
So they don’t have to do it all alone.
As you may be able to tell, I have a soft spot for the real estate community and it is because of this that I will be focusing my efforts on supporting this community and creating a group program specifically tailored to their busy lifestyle.
Rest assured, you do not need to be in a real estate profession to work with me! Much of my content will remain the same with the focus on reducing stress, increasing energy, and finding more balance in life. The content may be more tailored to the real estate community, but the lessons and sentiments will be applicable to anyone looking to live a healthier lifestyle!
Bringing it back full circle, I’m excited to continue exploring and creating within this Spring season and look forward to seeing what’s to come of it all.
Can you also relate to this Spring season? This time of growth, exploration and development? Shoot me an email at [email protected] and share your story!
Your partner in health,