I’ve been struggling to find words to describe my experience from retreat (my first live event), being with almost 300 other coaches just like me, and learning in person from mentors that I’ve only ever seen on a screen ?
Leaving my husband and 3 daughters for 4 days was literally one of the HARDEST things I’ve ever done…
it felt like a part of me was missing ?
I learned that in order to be a stronger person- mother, wife, business owner, friend- you need space to be alone and reconnect with who you are and what you’re here for.
Part of me was telling me the whole time (more like kicking and screaming) that this was so selfish of me to leave my family and who am I to take off for half a week to do something for me and my business?!
I want to tell you what the other quiet, yet stronger voice said:
Taking time away from your family is NOT SELFISH.
In fact, it is SELFISH to not take care of yourself and to hold back from doing things that will make you stronger and better at what you do.
When you refrain from taking care of yourself and being your best, you rob others around you of experiencing the best version of yourself that you could be and that they’re missing out on.
I left my family, telling my daughters that when I come back, I’ll be a happier mom.
When I came home today, my oldest daughter Rena asked me, “mommy, are you a happier Mommy now?!”
I’m Not only happier, but I am stronger.
I am empowered.
The absolute biggest takeaway I’m leaving with is that I have to be willing to take more RISKS.
To be honest, I live very comfortably in my comfort zone and prefer to play it safe in so many areas of my life.
But not anymore.
This trip showed me what happens when I stretch out of my comfort zone. I’ve connected with my own personal power that I’ve been holding back and didn’t even know I had.
I’m not holding back anymore.