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What It Means To Be Called A “Fat Yoga Teacher”

I couldn’t believe what my student was telling me…

“Wow, that was a fun and challenging class. I  mean, clearly, you’re strong but you’re still a chubby teacher.”

Excuse me?

How is this relevant to your experience as a student or as to my abilities as a teacher?

After I got over the initial upset of someone commenting at all on my body, and after I dealt with why I was feeling so triggered, it highlighted a few things that bothered me even more than being called “fat”…

Time to Embrace a New Lifestyle?

It’s 9:03 pm on a Wednesday, and you’re at the office.

Your honey texts you:

‘When will you be home?’

You feel a pinch in your chest. You wish you could just go home. But this big project is key to getting that next promotion, months away.

If you don’t get it, that’s it, you’re leaving.

You’ve been in this job 6 years and your review is coming up.

But as you head home, knowing your honey’s already fast asleep and that you’ll be living your own Groundhog Day again tomorrow, you can’t help but wonder if it could be different…

And you immediately think, ‘no, I can’t.’

You’re scared of…

…missing out on the promotion.

…not being able to pay your student loan or your bills.

…losing your ‘investment’ in this current career.

…screwing up and crawling back to the corporate world.

Here’s the truth about corporate careers.

There are too few promotions to go around.

There certainly isn’t enough to reward smart, hard-working people like you when you deserve it.

With that carrot, it’s all dangle and no catch.

The corporate world just isn’t built for recognition and rewards.

So.

How do you justify the money you’ve spent studying and the time you spent working in that field?

You start to notice what you’ve gained from it, because nothing is ever lost.

In fact, money is energy.

Think of it this way, the money has been spent, and the energy it carried and still carries, depends on how you relate to that investment.

What will it be:

A-the crushing weight of regret?

Or

B-the elating empowerment of gratitude?

Here’s a tip…

Gratitude will help you see and feel how your past money + career choices have helped you, and continue to help you on your path. Even if it is a wilder one, like the entrepreneur lifestyle.

Now, how will you spend the next few years of your life?

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