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The truth you probably don't wanna hear...

...not the most popular but certainly the most efficient!


If only we could use filters for everything!


Wouldn't it be so nice if...

  • You could instantly look skinny and muscular without having to move a finger?

  • Clients lined up to work with you your first day in business?

  • You could ace your presentation without any prior preparation?

  • You could run a 10K Marathon the first time you ever ran?

YEAH, IT WOULD BE AMAZING AND POSSIBLE!


BUT CERTAINLY NOT THAT PROBABLE ... UNLESS YOU'RE A GENIUS OR SUPER LUCKY.


You can have as many New Year's resolutions as you want, the most beautiful and intricate Vision Board, the latest Instagram filters, but unless you put the work into it and show resilience in the face of adversity, none of it will ever matter.


2020 PROVED MY POINT.


If you could sum up 2020, wouldn't you say that it tested everything you had in you? Wouldn't you say that it pushed your buttons to your core? If I could sum up 2020 in one word, I'd say that it was a year of pure #RESILIENCE. I think we can all agree that 2020 was a tough year which forced us to adapt swiftly to overcome the obstacles that came our way. For me, personally, it was a year of deep learning, recalibrating and reframing my mindset in order to turn my setbacks into comebacks. I'm still a work in progress but I'm proud to say that I didn't let despair and fear take a stock of me (for too long!) - I used this time as an opportunity to learn and grow. Wikipedia's definition of Resilience: "psychological resilience is the ability to mentally or emotionally cope with a crisis or to return to pre-crisis status quickly. Resilience exists when the person uses "mental processes and behaviors in promoting personal assets and protecting self from the potential negative effects of stressors".


In honor of this New Year, I'm beyond thrilled to have my dear friend Beatrice Lessi join me as we reflect on the past year together, her personal story of Resilience, and how she's trained her mind to overcome #mentalroadblocks she's experienced running #Marathons at the age of 50.


Beatrice is an Italian Ultra Runner who has completed over 20 marathons and Ultra marathons including Marathon des Sables and Everest Marathon.

She started running at the age of 40 years young, is a passionate world traveler and runs one of the top fashion blogs in Switzerland, Ask the Monsters.



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Here are some of the gems we talk about on today's podcast episode!

  • Whatever happens to you, turn it to a positive!

70% of long distance running is your mindset. It's going to be tough, your body is going to tell you to stop, but just keep focusing on the positives because once you hit that finish line your body will still have enough energy to jump for joy! Keep going my friend.

Is it easy to think positive? Heck NO! But, the more you practice something, the more it becomes a habit and the easier it feels.

We all want instant results and instant gratification, but imagine going to the gym once ... do you think you'll see results right away? Of course not!! It takes time, it takes resilience, it takes doing the work! Instead of just envisioning what you want 2021 to bring you, plan to do little things everyday that will get you the results you desire in the long term.

  • Every marathon starts with a single step.

On the days you don’t want to do anything try a new technique: just do 5 of something! Do 5 arm stretches, do 5 lunges, do 5 deep breaths. Once you accomplish those 5 somethings you will feel more willing to keep going.

Pro Tip: If you need to get in the groove of working out and it's not your thing, put on your favorite music and start dancing for 5 minutes - it won’t feel like work if you're dancing!


Let me know what you got out of today's Podcast.


And please don't be afraid of sharing because you know what they say about Sharing! ....

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