Ok so some of you have read my posts so far are probably wondering why my homepage says "Lets Get Healthy" or why the website is getyourguthealthy... well the reason for that is because of the products that I promote in my side business. The link for my website for those products is on my contact page and I'd love to answer any questions you might have about that business or those products. These products promote gut health which in turns helps with many things including sleep, weight loss, and energy.
The reason I'm writing this today is because as I was floating in my pool (teacher summer life!) I was reading the book by Romi Neustadt called "Get Over Your Damn Self." This book is about building a life changing business and I've been wanting to read it to help me in growing my side business. The first 2 chapters are about your WHY; why do you want to grow your business so I'm going to tell you about my WHY!
When I first started taking these products my why was to try to sleep more/better, have more energy, and lose some weight. Pretty basic goals but nothing to do with building a business. As I read success stories and talked with my upline I saw that I can actually make enough money to supplement my "awesome" teacher pay (insert eye roll) and if I work hard enough I can make more than what I make as a teacher! WOW!!! So many possibilities, but how to do that? That is why I"m reading this book and I realized my WHY needs to change. I can not grow my business just by wanting to earn some more money, I need a goal that is bigger than money.
Some of you who know me or have read some previous posts know that I used to barrel race until I moved to Tennessee. Most of my reason for not barrel racing now is because I am out of shape. These products have been helping me with energy which in turn helps me be more motivated working out. This, however, is not my WHY. My why is to be able to barrel race on the rodeo circuit. I want to be able to give up teaching for a while and pursue barrel racing seriously. If I focus and build my side business I can make my dream of running the rodeo circuit into reality!
This WHY is important to me because ever since I was little this has been a dream of mine. My dream got side tracked and I'm ready to get back "in the saddle". Haha. Now don't get me wrong, I ride as often as I can, but its not the same as training and working towards my goal.
The book asks what pain I will feel if I don't achieve my WHY.... If I don't reach this goal, I will feel like a failure. I already felt that way once because I haven't been barrel racing in so long, but I know that isn't true! It's never too late to pursue your goals and that is what I am going to keep telling myself now that I have a means to make this goal a reality.
This is my WHY for wanting to promote and grow my side business. I'm so lucky that I love these products and my family, friends and I have seen such amazing health results because of them. If you would like to know more about the products or getting involved in the business aspect with these products please send me an email. My contact information and product page are on the contact page which you can access from the tab above, or the button directly below this.
Today is a pretty shitty day in my book. Last year at this time I was driving to Michigan to say goodbye to one of, if not the BEST man who has been a part of my life. I am so thankful that I had the relationship with my Grandpa "Gramps" that I did.
I spent many summers working on the farm with him doing everything from tearing down old pig barns when I was young, to helping build a shed for my brother recently. I took many trips with him and my Grandma "Gram" throughout my childhood and even in college and once I moved and got a big girl job. When I was a kid, my mom, brother, and I went camping with my grandparents every summer! We used their trailer or we went with them... When I was in high school they even took their trailer down to Florida when I went with our softball team for spring break.
This picture is from one of my favorite trips. It was the summer after my best friend, Alyssa, and I graduated. We love to watch college softball and played in high school together. Gram and Gramps agreed to take us to the College World Series of Sotball in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. It was softball, softball, and more softball and we loved every minute of it. Alyssa and I stayed up late snickering in the bed next to Gram and Gramps because well.... we were 18 and everything is funny then right? Oh wait... we still giggle like this haha! Anyway we had an amazing trip watching softball and even got to go to the zoo on a day when the games were later. It is one of the best memories I have and this picture just fits Gramps so much. He loved life and lived it to the fullest. He supported me in everything I did and I am so thankful I had that solid male role model in my life.
Sometimes I think about how I feel that this was unfair. He had been healthy and playing golf just months before... why him... why then. I was just getting to a good place in my life and I lose one of the strongest people I know. I have spent many of my phone counseling sessions talking about just that. Why him? There is no good answer in my book, and I have struggled with that often in the past year. When I am thinking about this tho, I also think about how selfish that sounds... I know that I get to have my feelings and that it's okay to be upset, but it is still selfish on my part. I had so many good days, trips, and years... I have only touched on a few today, but I'm struggling to even write this much, but I needed to. So again, I had so many AMAZING and LOVING experiences with Gramps that it is selfish of me to constantly ask why.... There are so many people out there who have lost their children, mothers, fathers who are much younger than me or Gramps. They didn't even get a chance to spend that time with their loved ones. I had the time and even though I am extremely sad that I will not make anymore, I am so thankful for the time that I did have with him and that I did get to take so many trips with Gramps. I am also thankful for a strong family that I can talk to and count on and a very strong Grandma who has shown us all in the past year what strength is.