Recently, I was chatting in a short little private message on Facebook with a friend and in this encounter, I had a realization. Now, you probably know I’m going to share that realization with you,… but what you might not know is that I’m going to make you wait. I like to build the story, so you can follow along with me as you read. My intention behind this is based on the idea that if I keep the realization under wraps in the beginning, you can possibly feel the A-ha moment yourself as it is revealed.
Whoa dude that’s deep! 🙂
My friend’s name is Tayrn and she shared with me and several others of us that she was very excited and had some amazing news to share with us. She had been working on a project and wanted us all to know about it, so she invited us to a zoom call to make the announcement. She told us she had put a great deal of energy into this big project she had been working on and encouraged us to check it out. So, I checked it out and mentioned to her in a private message that I had checked it out. She asked for my feedback.
The project she had been working on was a website developed specifically for Beachbody coaches on her team, Team Brave. I thought it was awesome. It was perfectly simple, free of clutter that could distract from the content. It was clean and organized. I thought she did a great job. I like the idea of training modules being available all the time. Continuing education is key in the world of moving forward.
In one of the messages between us she said, “I’m super excited for this and hopeful that it was [a step] in the right direction!” I responded, “There is no hope when you take a step like that, ya know? There is only faith and trust. I’m certain it was the right direction. There are no mistakes in life only steps in the direction of happiness and little tweaks along the way. You’re golden!”
The funny thing is,… just a few bubbles up in the private message thread I had made some mention of what I thought might be holding me back and she had this knowing response, a certainty of my abilities to move forward, She said, “You got this!”
Her certainty of my abilities and my certainty of her abilities got me thinking, Isn’t it funny how we are so certain of others abilities and the knowing we hold within ourselves for others. Then for ourselves we struggle and doubt. This little convo created a shift in me. I decided moving forward when I’m considering attempting something that is weighted a bit on the scary side of the scale, instead of doubting myself I’m going to treat myself like I treat so many others with a knowing of competence. I’m going to nurture my own self confidence. To nurture is to care for and encourage growth or development. In conjunction with this effort to nurture myself, I’m also going to take a mindful moment to acknowledge Taryn Brady Dickey.
What a beautiful soul. I bet this post gets a like from Bernie. 🙂 Thank you for following and sharing.
Taryn, you’re an inspiration and an amazing confidence booster. Thank you for the effort you put into your team and the coaches who have the life changing opportunity to be nurtured by you and your heart of gold.
Did you feel the A-ha moment?