Jim Rohn once stated, “You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with“.
Over the past 2 years I have intentionally spent time with two incredible women.
Two women who have achieved phenomenal things in their lives.
Two women who inspire me and thousands of others.
The first is Michelle Lee who is a close friend and who I enlisted as my PT during the Sydney lockdowns.
Michelle, in the past, was an average woman living her life each day.
Until the day she came across solo ocean rowing.
Despite not having ever rowed in her life Michelle was inspired to not only learn to row BUT to be the first Australian female to row the Atlantic Ocean.
And she did just that. 68 days solo out at sea.
The mental and physical fitness required to do this is beyond my comprehension.
Michelle didn’t just stop there.
As we speak, Michelle is preparing to set off to row the Pacific Ocean.
A trip that will take just on a year.
A year, solo at sea.
A dream she has held for a few years now.
A dream that had so many roadblocks and reasons to give up.
However, never once did she lose sight of that dream.
I will be in Sydney harbor the day she sails through the heads celebrating this woman, my friend Michelle.
The second woman, Elizabeth Anne Walker.
I don’t even know where to start or end with this woman.
Maybe you should just follow her on social media and see for yourself.
From representing Australia in sport, to learning trapeze in her 30’s, a midwife who often delivered the actual babies herself, to teaching in medical school, surviving not only one but two (possibly even more) incredibly traumatic events in her life.
To becoming Australia's Leading Integrated NLP Coach and Trainer.
Running a multimillion dollar business.
I’ve been inspired by this woman, I’ve been in awe of this woman, I’ve been called forward by this woman, I’ve been coached by this woman and I call this woman my friend.
This woman has a huge mission on her heart that will leave a multi generational legacy.
So why am I posting this?
I’ll admit that in the past I have allowed myself to be helpless at times.
To simply assume I can’t do something before I even give it a try.
To rely on other people to do things for me.
I’ve spent time with these phenomenal women, who have achieved goals and dreams beyond what most can comprehend, because they inspire me beyond words.
They inspire me to question my current perceived ceiling or limit AND to raise it.
Then to keep raising it.
So here is me, on the weekend, when my youngest daughter asked to rearrange her bedroom, that required removing wardrobe doors to achieve the end outcome, doing just that.
Simply getting on with it.
In the past I would have assumed it was too hard therefore I wouldn’t even have tried.
OK so I know, removing wardrobes doors is nowhere near the skill and effort required for solo rowing or the flying trapeze so why am I even referencing them in the same post?
This is evidence of me pushing my then outer known limit of capability and experience.
And for that, I get to celebrate the progress, even the small win that was taking off and putting back on cupboard doors.
Because when we celebrate our growth and achievements, even the small ones, we train our nervous system that we can TRUST ourselves.
By the way, I also learnt that it is easier to reinsert wardrobe doors wearing your Ugg Boots than doing it bare foot. You’re welcome. You never know when that will come in handy.
So, who are you hanging out with?
If it’s not people who inspire and motivate you to be the very best version of yourself, then hangout with me, because my friends are Superwoman.
P.S you actually can come and hang out with me and Superwomen Elizabeth Anne Walker for 2 weeks in November 2022. Just ask me how ;)
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