Hey Hey Wildflower! I know that you are cultivating your best self, that's why you're in The Wildflower Uprising. And it's my job to bring you the best possible opportunities. That's why I have teamed up with Lance Carter to deliver a completely unique Wildflower program - just for you!
What do highly successful people ALL have in common?
They exercise. No matter what else is happening in their crazy schedules, they regularly find time to get a workout in.
Think Reese Witherspoon, Tony Robbins, Brendon Burchard, Cheryl Strayed, Gabby Bernstein, Danielle LaPorte, and (quite famously), Oprah.
And they don't just do it to look good, to have a healthy body and brain, although these are amazing side effects of exercise. The fact is, pushing yourself to work out regularly is a discipline that serves EVERY SINGLE aspect of your business.
Taking this idea to the next logical level - training for an ENDURANCE EVENT has even bigger benefits.
Stop! (I'm jumping up and down and waving my arms wildly!) Please don't click away from this page! I'm not talking about going out your front door and attempting a marathon for your first endurance event!
Still here? OK, phew.
Let me explain what I mean by "endurance" events. In the jogging/running realm, an endurance event can be anything from a short fun run, up to marathon and ultra-marathon distances. There's no rule that it has to be a long distance to be "good".
Training for an endurance event teaches your brain (and your heart) that you can overcome obstacles, stick with something for the long haul. It preps you , literally, to endure.
On those days when you feel too tired to run, you also might feel too tired to work. Same, same.
- Feeling overwhelmed with all of the moving parts of your business? Training for an endurance event can feel overwhelming, too.
- Feeling deflated about your business's progress? Training for an endurance event can be humbling some days.
- Feeling left behind by other people in your business circle? Well, yes, training for an endurance event can sometimes make you feel left behind.
- Feeling like there isn't enough time in the day to get everything done? Again, yep, that can happen when you are trying to jam time to run into your schedule.
See? Same-same. All of these business frustrations are things that are mirrored when you train for an endurance event.
The difference is that, where your business goes on indefinitely, your endurance event date arrives, and you FINISH. Rocky style. [I can hear the roar of the crowd as you cross the finish line now!] You have overcome the hurdles, you arrive at the finish with a genuine sense of accomplishment and a higher level of existence.
You decided to do something difficult.
You stuck with it.
You did it!
Now, and this is coming from personal experience, the path to the finish line isn't always pretty. There may even be tears left out there on the road. Sore muscles are a very real reality. But the feeling of accomplishment when you finish something like this is truly, TRULY euphoric.
The tie in between being successful in your business and completing an endurance events is one of those visceral things. You know in your head as you read this that it makes sense, it's another thing entirely to be in your running shoes finishing your race, high-fiving your friends and family.
Attempting something challenging and physical like this, and then completing it, rewires your brain for success.
It's proven, and you have to feel it to believe it.
A few years ago, I challenged myself to train for an Olympic Distance Triathlon in Hawaii. I went at it by joining a Team in Training team in Seattle. That's the outfit that raises money for Leukemia/Lymphoma society. In return for raising money, I got professional coaches, airfare to and housing in Hawaii, and my bike was shipped and assembled on site.
At this point in my life, I was at the craziest time in my career. I was decidedly NOT in particularly good shape, to begin with. And I was jetting all over the world for meetings, preparing and delivering presentations to auditoriums full of people, and generally rising up the ranks at my company. Additionally, even though I didn't realize it at the time, I was in a full blown autoimmune flare up (it would be years later before it was diagnosed). I guess what I'm saying is that it would have not only been SO easy to decide it was too much, it would have been typical of me. But I did it, and it was amazing. And my career continued to thrive. In fact, right after the event I signed up for another one (a Century ride this time). And right after THAT, I was promoted and bought my gorgeous Seattle home. Training for the event made me more focused and clear on my goals.
They key to having a success with my first major endurance event was the coaching team, and on that front I hit the jackpot. My main coach was Lance Carter (remember that name!) and he's the most amazing coach I could have ever conjured. He possesses all of the best qualities of a coach. He is patient, he is focused, he is deeply knowledgeable. He's a 10 time Ironman, and in my old way of thinking, that would have intimidated me. But he's so humble, and won me over with genuine friendliness and deep dedication to my success and the success of everyone on the team.
In fact, Lance and I became fast friends. I fell in love with his wife, Janine, and am proud to call them both dear friends.
Why all this detail on Lance? Because (squeeee!) he has agreed to coach Wildflowers this Spring for an endurance event of your choosing! What?!? Yep.
Here's how the program works:
You choose your distance. 5k or half marathon.
A note on speed and competition:
Starting March 1st, we're going to start running! Want to join us?
We're going to run our own paces and not worry about how fast or slow we are. We're going to run for us, for our businesses and our bodies and we're going to show ourselves how mighty our hearts are.