So if you are a regular reader, it will shock you to see two posts in one week but something so great happened last night and this morning, I feel compelled to share.
1. I saw the super awesome speaker Ryan Avery last night
(you can check him out here)
2. I worked out continuously for 26 minutes this morning !
3. I love this awesome shirt and wanted to share.
You can get yours here
One of the points of Ryan’s talk last night was to tell all of us-
When you are a better speaker, you are a better leader. I am currently working on that goal right now. I have a speech I am giving at Austin Toastmasters on June 3rd that is a personal message and I am shaking in my boots over but its time to put my money where my mouth is. I am either a professional speaker or I am not. So I say I am. I am a professional speaker.
Okay, so now I will talk more about Ryan and why he inspires me and so many others. First of all, when he set out to the “World Champion of Public Speaking” I don’t his goal was to be the youngest but he was. Last night, he talked about his failures and that takes guts. Something he said, “Think if Edison quit” really resonated with me. So the message I took away is work at your goal, and work at your goal and work at your goal and fall down and then get up. Also, ask for help. I struggle with this one and I have a hunch, maybe you do too.
Surround yourself with like-minded people who will help you get to your goals and give you honest feedback. Chelsea Turner Avery (along with many others) helped Ryan along the way to become the writer, speaker and champion he wanted to be.
So secondly but no less importantly, I bought this shirt pictured a few weeks ago because it really appealed to me. It captures competition and snark in a way that fits me to a T. (insert groan here) I wore it today while working out on my treadmill for the first time in 17 days. Yep, you read that right.. 17 days.. I was corrected (and rightly so) I did work out (paddleboarding is a workout) but neglected to post it as I was unable to take pictures and not drop my iphone in the water. Details, Details.
I hope this inspires you to reach for what you REALLY want and remember, no one has a voice like you!
Think about it!
2 thoughts on “You have no excuses, only opportunities”
looove this post and that shirt is killer! well done on your workouts-it’s really inspiring me to take off real clothes to put workout ones and get up! thank you.
so happy you and ryan got to see each other last night and he gave you some good nuggets! i think he does a great job of acknowledging that failure is a part of trying and the only way to success while still remaining positive-something that i work on and am lucky to be reminded by him of this daily! keep rockin’ it jennifer!
Chelsea, Thank you! I actually only started wearing work out clothes when my workout buddy Susie, said.. wear real workout clothes and you will start to feel like a “real runner” I would say its working!! You keep rocking it too! So proud to call you friend!