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Taking a break

Taking a break

When is the last time you made yourself take an intentional break, big or small?

Not a break because you’re so exhausted you can’t push yourself a step further break. An intentional break.

I’m terrible at this and I’m going to really start planning my intentional breaks. I plan my schedule, my family, my workouts, my business...it’s time to schedule the intentional breaks.

The minivan of pace cars.

The minivan of pace cars.
In GRIT, every day after our workout, we have to write on a topic and share our thoughts with the team. Yesterday we had to reflect on being the pa...

Cultivating GRIT

Cultivating GRIT

GRIT is a team sport, every member is important and valued. When you make it through 28 days straight, you’ll forever be a member of the strongest team I’ve ever witnessed.

If you need someone to commit to, you can commit to me. Just like I told the girls who joined me this month: I’ll never quit on you. Don’t quit o

Kindhearted Badass Code

Kindhearted Badass Code
Kindhearted Badass Code:

I do hard things.

We do not say “we CAN do hard things” we actually DO hard things.

I hold the pen.

We write the story of our own lives. No one holds the pen but you. Use it to write a beautiful script.

Document it all

Document it all

What I will tell you though, is that when you lose someone, all you have is the documentation. When you want to feel connected to them and they’re gone, those photos and videos are your savior. Their letters and cards, seeing their handwriting, hearing their laugh on an audio clip, that’s all you have left.

Memories fade. We think we will remember forever, but we won’t.

Bunny update

Bunny update
We cultivate grit by doing things when we don’t want to. Don’t want to scoop manure? Do it anyway. Don’t want to go out in the cold? Do it anyway. Don’t want to clean the smooshed poop off the grates? Do it anyway. Don’t want to....? Do it anyway.

Doing it anyway for your animals will bleed over into doing it anyway for the other things you put off in life.

Career farmer might be quite the exaggeration (more like aspiring hobbyist) but lessons from the backyard farm aren’t.

Bunny update

Bunny update
We cultivate grit by doing things when we don’t want to. Don’t want to scoop manure? Do it anyway. Don’t want to go out in the cold? Do it anyway. Don’t want to clean the smooshed poop off the grates? Do it anyway. Don’t want to....? Do it anyway.

Doing it anyway for your animals will bleed over into doing it anyway for the other things you put off in life.

Career farmer might be quite the exaggeration (more like aspiring hobbyist) but lessons from the backyard farm aren’t.

Metrics Matter

Metrics Matter
Yesterday, Krystal from Grit & Grace Ranch sent me a photo of my first ride. I realized that I’m the same weight now, four months later, as I was in that photo. It started to make me feel really bad about myself, like I’m not making any progress with all the work I’m doing (that’s not true, my GRIT photos show the progress I’m making, the scale doesn’t).

Find your tribe

Find your tribe
I’m at a crossroads in my little business. I desperately miss working on a team. When I had a “real” job, my team was always what got me through. On the days I didn’t want to work extra hours, or even show up, I always did...because there were other people counting on me. When we made mistakes, we were there to pick each other up. It gets hard to keep picking yourself up alone, mistake after mistake (which if we are being honest is exactly what small business ownership is, mistake after mistake and trying to learn a little more each time).

Yesterday I wrote to my friend Scott and asked him when I’ll be able to just hold myself accountable. When will I not need to rely on the tribe so much for help to accomplish things?

His answer was pretty much, “why would you want to?” He told me to recognize the importance of the tribe. Accept it.

The Transformation

The Transformation
I gained 3 pounds this month and my measurements have barely changed. It’s very clear my body changed though.

28 days of consistently showing up for myself and doing the hard work. HARD work. It was hard.

This picture makes it clear that it’s worth it though.

GRIT Day 21

GRIT Day 21
GRIT Day 21On day 3 of GRIT the group was posed with an issue we had to vote on.When we signed up we were given the rules: miss one workout and you...

Backyard Farms

Backyard Farms
I said I want to be able to take the kids outside and hang out with the animals. I want to watch the chickens peck around the yard. I want to be able to utilize this as an opportunity to teach the boys about responsibility to others and doing things when they don’t want to. There will be many mornings no one actually wants to put their coats on and go all the way down the yard to do chores but they’ll get done anyway, and that’s a good lesson to learn young.