Some inspiration as we head to another work week. Summer officially ends this weekend for many including mine (@marti_mendoza) as another semester starts, so this quote will definitely be on my mind. 🙌
What does natural flavouring really mean? Anything that can be classified as 'natural'. The thing is that we are trained to buy the marketing image and often the source of a flavouring isn't the image of what is being described. Like 'natural' raspberry flavouring which sometimes does not come from a raspberry at all, but from near a beaver's bum castoreum. Castoreum is stored near the beaver's anal glands and combined with urine, then excreted by the beaver to mark its territory. Even as one wonders how on earth such a flavouring was discovered in the first place, it does seem somewhat unfair for vegans and anyone else who doesn't really care for beaver bum excretions to be under the delusion that their natural raspberries are, well, natural raspberries.
Long before you picked up the spray bottle, jar or can, hordes of marketers have been beavering away on how to get you to willing buy the product, which if accurately described for it's real contents, you may choose to put back on the shelf. Pictures of raspberries on the packet are no guarantee there are actual raspberries inside the packet. In the case of pretty much all processed foods, consider the contents caveat emptor.
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The journey up the mountain is more important than getting to its peak.
We hear from a lot of people that are focused on an outcome and not the process. "I want to lose 10 kilos", "i want to lose a dress size", "i want to fit into my wedding dress". Whilst it's important to have goals in mind, you're often blindsided by obsessing on the outcome that you miss the importance of the journey itself, to the detriment of not only reaching your goals but sustaining them.
You can't control the future. What you can control is the steps you take, day to day, along the way, Focusing on the little efforts are the big effort. After all, it is the little steps, that once put together, are responsible for getting you to the top.
If we stay focused on the journey and the daily grind, with less fixation on the outcome, we are more likely to reach the goals we set for ourselves.
Domingo está acabando e a segunda está aí para você fazer o melhor que você pode! Só você pode fazer isso, mais ninguém.
A couple of months back, I was stood up for appointment. And while it mightn’t sound like a big deal, man, I was pissed. Not only was it meant to be an opportunity for me to chat with a new potential client, I'd arranged other plans around it, both before and after the scheduled meet time. I'd forfeited a gym class I really wanted to go to. It was school holidays, so I’d prepared a smorgasbord of snacks and chosen a movie for my kids so they'd be happily entertained (i.e. quiet) during my online meeting. Bloody hell, I'd even made an effort with my hair, picked something decent to wear, done my makeup, and then...nada.⠀
Didn't they realise the effort I'd gone to? Didn't they know how hard it was juggling kids and business and LIFE? Couldn't they have emailed to take a rain check? What's with people?!⠀
A few days later, I heard from them. (And of course, they were lovely.) Turns out, they were frantically juggling life and business and kids too. Something had to give.⠀
Then it dawned on me: I was the one in charge of my business. I was the one who opened up an appointment time when I could have made my gym class a non-negotiable. I was the one who failed to send an email confirming the appointment the day before because I was 'too busy'. And it was ME who'd offered a free, no-strings-attached chat in the first place. No-one owed me anything!⠀
I am truly grateful that I can work around the needs of my family. I'm honoured that my wonderful clients put their faith in me to grow their business; that's not something I ever take lightly. And most days, I'm aware of how lucky I am that I get to be my own boss. ⠀
But every now and again, I need to pull my head out of my ass and remember why I started this business in the first place. I'm here because I'm passionate about helping women who are juggling the same day-to-day crap that I am. I get to set my hours and the rules and the boundaries. And I need to remember there is only ONE person responsible for keeping me happy in business, and in life in general - ME.⠀
What pisses you off about YOUR business And what are YOU going to do about it? ⠀ ⠀
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22 felt like 2,022 this morning🥵🥵🥵 I struggled, but I came and I conquered✊🏽 over indulged on the weekend but here’s to a fresh start and brand new week, move on and look forward to brighter days🤩 blessed week everyone, let’s do this💪🏽 #cardionotmyfriend#mondaymotivation
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Monday!!! another opportunity to set goals and smash them. 🌼
#MondayMotivation to kickstart your week.
This moment was captured on our Cross Country ride in Tipperary, Ireland.
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When you put in the work and make things happen, you progress. 👏🏼 Weight gain has always and is still super hard for me. Right now, I'm trying my best to stay away from cardio as I feel it slows me down during the weight gain process.
Shine bright and live well ☀️🧡 ⠀
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