In celebration of my upcoming book, Champion of Change, I am giving one lucky winner a bundle of my favorite books of change. You have a chance to win five books from the ten books listed below. Even if you do not win the grand prize, every participant will have the opportunity to get a FREE copy of Champion of Change when it is released on May 13, 2018.
1. Declutter Your Mind
2. 12 Rules for Life
3. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
4. The 5 Love Languages
5. The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom
6. Switch: How to Change Things When Change Is Hard
7. Emotional Intelligence
8. Crushing It
9. Principles: Life and Work
10. Influencer: The New Science of Leading Change
So many times I hear people say, “God can’t use me because of *insert excuse*.” I’m guilty of this too. But have we not realized that God created us to bestow His glory and greatness? Not only are we His Children, but He uses us to show His Glory. Through our stories, we are only showing how God manifested a new life in a dead person. It shows that we are a much better person than before through Christ. Our sins and past doesn’t define us, no what defines us is Christ. Don’t listen to the lies of the enemy, God wants to use you because you are available. He’s not looking for the most perfect, but the broken hearted. You can be God’s light, just let Him use you. I promise, He wants you still.
HUGE thank you to Eat Well Nashville and The Morris for letting Malicote Fitness crash the party Monday night. That evening I learned that La Croix is just soda water in boujee packaging, and that’s a piece of wisdom I’ll carry with me for the rest of my life 🙌🏼
Aside from the La Croix thing and being surrounded by great company, Monday was exciting for me because I got to introduce Ben Cooper, one of my best friends, as the newest trainer for Malicote Fitness. It’s an indicator that the business is picking up a lot of steam quickly, yeah, but it signifies something much deeper to me. Make no mistake about it, Ben played a big part in saving and changing my life over a year ago. Now, we have the opportunity to own and share our unique stories and the gift of second chances/transformation with the rest of the world who needs to hear about hope, love, and renewal now more so than ever. It’s literally unbelievable the routes our lives took leading up to this point, and I try to remain grateful by the day.
__________________ ❗️❗️❗️Stay tuned for some major business announcements as we push forward in our pursuit to help others gain access to the fullness of life by adding depth and meaning to fitness and nutrition. 💯💯💯
A squiggly 'go with the imperfect flow' bowl I made. It's like a giant skip, remember those melt in the mouth bad boys?! •
Going with the flow, that's what I've been trying to do the last 10 days to manage head spinning vertigo. Without physical asana to use as my crutch, I had my first chance to practice real life mindfulness. Acceptance instead of resistance. Approaching instead of avoiding. Awareness of shifting sensations and their impermanence. There were moments of fear, catastrophising and numbing as old habits crept in but I could spot this and choose a different way. Most of the time I was able to let the moments of dizziness come, run their course, and clear away. Doing this actually made me feel gratitude that things were as they were instead of worse.
Turns out we have crystals and jelly in our ears (who knew!) 💎🍮💎and the crystals can get dislodged and end up in the wrong bit creating the illusion of movement. There's also a 'manoeuvre' to help reset them and after some googling to find out where I could get this done I watched a YouTube vid and thought fuck this it looks simple enough I'm giving it a go myself 💪so on came the chanting monks 😂 out came the deep breaths and then I spent the next half hour manoeuvring myself into the required dizzymaking positions 😨 (twice for good measure) and waiting for it all to pass. • think it's only gone and worked! 🤞🎉I had a bath without clinging to the side, I can look at things above me (which at my height is basically everything) and maybe I'll be able to turn over in bed
tonight without feeling like I'm falling 🤞🥂
Acceptance of what was led to greater awareness which encouraged me to approach the unpleasant sensations and that led to change. Don't think I've ever experienced any mindfulness ideas so fully before 🙏💫