“Be impatient with actions but patient with results.”
~ Naval Ravikant
Did you know the number one thing keeping you from achieving your desired results is action?
Tomorrow is the enemy of progress. Today is where progress is made.
I tend to put a lot on my plate. My to-do list of life. So I’ve started time tracking (again…it’s a habit I fall into and out of, but it’s *super* helpful in making sure you’re doing things that move the needle).
Anyway, tracking my time helps me make sure I’m taking action 𝑒𝓋𝑒𝓇𝓎 𝒹𝒶𝓎 toward my goals.
Today’s time block (for those who are curious):
6am – 8am: Wake up, coffee, trim Popeye’s nails, client emails & text messages (hoping to cut this down to an hour once my internet is faster 😄)
8am – 9am: Train agility
9am – 9:30am: Breakfast
10am – 10:30am: Social Media
10:30am to 1pm: Gym (over an hour of drive time alone 😬 I need a home gym!)
1pm to 2pm: Course Design
2pm to 5pm: Paddle Board with Popeye
5pm to 6:30pm: Shower & Tidy House
6:30pm to 7:30pm: Dinner
7:30pm to Bed: Work on laptop while watching a movie 😄 (Bedtime is variable depending on the day of the week and how much work I need to still get done that day)
Do you time block? What actions are you taking today to achieve your goals?
I can’t say how long I’ll keep this new color (and length). But I am enjoying it right now. And that’s what matters.
Funny enough, I’m fairly sure a few of the guys who have been quoting us on projects at the new house think I’m making a statement about my orientation because they keep telling me about their lesbian friends 😂
So, in case anyone here was wondering… no, my orientation has not changed (still like the boys, but still ridiculously picky so choosing to be single). Yes, I love the individual person regardless of their orientation (you can love whoever you want – just be a nice human ❤️). And also yes…I just love color 😂
“Yesterday's home runs don't win today's games.”
~ Babe Ruth
Winning and progress can be double-edged swords.
You hit the goal you set for yourself. You gain the muscle. You make the podium. You did it!
Well, that depends…if it was a “bucket list” item, well ✔️. Done. It’s off the list.
But for me, I don’t pursue something just to ✔️ it off the list. I want to see how far I can take it….
I’m not saying we shouldn’t appreciate yesterday’s wins. Every goal, even that very first class, that very first gym membership…they matter. They get us started. But imagine what we can achieve by always striving for more.
Why win once if you could potentially win multiple times? How do you know what your ability truly is if you stop training to be better after that first ✔️? Why give yourself those limits?
Oftentimes we are far more capable than we know. But we stop before we’ve even really started.
Don’t stop. Keep training. Set that next goal. Reach that next level 💪
📸 by @chantalcorneliaphotography at the European Open 2019
“Stop being afraid of what could go wrong, and start being excited about what could go right.”
There are so many adventures and opportunities I would have missed if I had let fear lead me.
The adventure in these pics, for example…my second time traveling to Europe.
The first time I was given the opportunity I had never been to Europe. But I still said yes, and went on an amazing adventure…just me and my Border Collie, Popeye. Flight, rental car, Airbnb…all by myself.
The second time (when these photos happened), I wasn’t about to let the fear of falling in cold water keep me from paddle boarding with friends in Utrecht. So I went for it. I *did* think Popeye would get on and off the board calmly like he does in the river at home, but I was wrong, and he launched me into the cold water pretty much right away 😂
Anyway, long post made short, don’t let the fear of failure, the fear of the unknown, or *any* fear stop you from just going for it. Sure, things can go wrong, but sometimes, even those moments end up being great memories ❤️
“Right now, you hear about teamwork, and it's defined as 50-50, and that is a falsehood. There's no such thing as 50-50. You know, you do whatever you have to do as part of the team.”
~ Chuck Noll
I’m a part of two teams:
1. My dog agility team
2. My fitness team
Yet, neither of those things are really viewed as teams…
With dog agility, we often hear the success or failure attributed to the handler or dog alone. But it is both. From the skills trained to the ability to navigate the course as quickly and competitively as possible. Which is why I work hard to make sure my dogs are not only well trained and in top physical condition, but why I also took up fitness. Which leads me to my next team…
Fitness is oftentimes viewed as just the individual. The person in the gym grinding it out. The person at home prepping their meals. But this is a major falsehood. Even though I started my fitness journey without a coach, I still had support from family who had fitness backgrounds. Then, when I decided I wanted to compete, I sought out the support of a coach. My first attempt at a coach didn’t go well. In fact, it was so bad, if I wasn’t a competitive person I probably would have quit. But I didn’t, because I believed in myself. In giving it my all. So I found a coach who believed in me too.
Now, how is that relevant to dog agility (aside from handler fitness and the fact that both handler & dog are a TEAM). Well, I had poor coaching and discouraging moments when I started that sport too. Heck, sometimes I still do.
The point is, YOU are more than 50% of any Team you choose to be on. Not just because your effort affects your Team, but because your effort affects YOUR results, since not every coach, teammate, friend, or family member is going to support you along the way.
Find those who do. Then pick what you love to do, and do it with all your heart and 100% effort.
It’s raining in North Carolina right now, which is giving me even more of that summer travel bug 😂
With rumors that more shut downs could be on the horizon I’m just sticking to my lane…planning new content for here, YouTube, and my online students, and daydreaming of adventures.
If you have any requests (videos vs pics, fitness or training), let me know! I’m working around slooooow internet at my new house so having a plan is going to be a must for me moving forward 😂
Pic from when Popeye and I got to do touristy things in the Netherlands before EO. I really hope the world returns to normal soon enough for us to go back (he’s approaching retirement age 😓), but if not, my terrier and young BC, Gir, have big paw prints to fill ❤️
Dog agility coach + international handler. I’ve built my life around my passion for dogs, agility, and fitness, and that's why I feel most alive when I’m taking you and your dog to places that soar. Let's dig in →