Treadmill Treats Monday Message
What’s in your DNA and are you living your purpose?
I am always telling you that you are never too old to learn something new or change something in your life.
And yes, I do practice what I preach, so this weekend I had the opportunity to take a class by a one of South Florida’s best Keynote speakers and motivational life coaches,
The class was called
What’s in your DNA and are you living your purpose?
It focused on what’s your purpose here on earth and are you doing it?
If you read my blog you know I always speak about living in your purpose, you know about my transformation moment stepping out on faith from a job I hated to building this business that I love to do.
But these last few years as I searched inside of my self I realized my gift from God was my writing and the ability to touch others.
Even still I needed conformation and so I decided to take this class and see if I was right and what steps to do if I was, to get to the next level.
She started by asking alot of thought provoking questions, deep questions that made all of us do of alot of soul searching.
We had to be completely open and honest with ourselves and the others in the class.
It was an eye opening experience for all of us, we learned things about ourselves we never knew or maybe never admitted even to ourselves.
By the end of the first day I bonded with these other women on a deep spiritual level and I knew beyond a doubt that yes, writing and speaking was indeed my calling, my purpose.
I couldn’t wait to go back the second day, we all arrived early as we wanted to know how to get to our purpose.
Being a life coach and motivational trainer for the last 17 years, Dee knows what it takes to get to the top and how to help others follow their dreams. She has mentor many others and she is constantly giving back to her community so we all knew that we were in for a another special day.
We were not disappointed, she gave us business ideas, social media tips, she trained us to believe in ourselves. She instilled faith in us, she critique our improvements and let us shine in our strengths. She made us overcome our fears and self doubt, her faith in our purpose gave us the strength to go out to pursue our dreams.
By Sunday night we were all transformed, we were all different from the day before. We now knew our purpose and how we were going to achieve it.
It’s amazing when you get feedback on something you thought might be true, to actually knowing it is true.
There was this one exercise that we all wrote on index cards what we thought the other women’s strengths were and their areas of improvements, it was all anonymous so we were free to write our true thoughts.
Dee then read them back to the class. I was shocked when everyone said I am a storyteller, that I am motivational and inspiring, that speaking to them from the podium was natural and it was what I am meant to do. That they could see me on a stage in from of thousands of people.
Let’s be honest and Lord knows I am, we all think we are great, sometimes we are greater in our own head than we actually are.
Our friends and family might blow smoke up our butts about how good they think we are but all of that doesn’t mean you are.
Look at when American Idol contestants say “Well all my family said I was good” and now your on the reject cuts in the beginning that we are all laughing at, thinking wtf?
Your all laughing because you know it’s true.
So yes, I thought I wrote good, my family and friends said I could write and that I could make it as motivational speaker but that and a token will get you on a Ny subway, it didn’t add up to much. It isn’t until you hear it from others, teachers, strangers that you start to believe “Hey maybe I got something here, maybe I was right, I could do this”
It’s funny the reason I took this class is because my new years resolutions was to be present in my purpose….funny her key phase is “Purpose never dies” and this class was finding your purpose. See everything happens for a reason, this year I vowed to work on my purpose and I am off to a great start. I am not just sitting around waiting for it to fall in my lap, intention that was one of Dee’s favorite words, so I am doing everything with intention.
I will take other speaking classes, try to network with others to try to get more speaking engagements, I will work at promoting my “brand” as Dee calls it.
I will be actively involved in pursuing this dream now, of course I will continue to have my “sick faith” but this has given me the confidence to know it’s what I was born to do.
“The two most important days in your life. The day you were born and the day you find out why” Mark Twain
I want to thank Dee, thank you for being an incredible teacher, thank you for being my mentor but most of all thank you for being my friend.
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