I am currently loving this website. I’ve been catching up on her awesome videos that come out weekly and one struck me in particular. In was an interview with the author of the book Pro. They spoke about the difference between a professional and an amateur and I quickly learned that I had been living my life as an amateur for a very long time. Let me explain: I struggled for a long time with self esteem. I never truly owned the person I was. I was deeply afraid to let my goals be heard and therefore never went after what I desired all the way. Let’s take dance for example. I never owned the fact that I was a dancer. When I graduated from college and moved to New York, I never once uttered the fact that I was a professional dancer. I never once dressed like a professional dancer, I hid behind clothes because I hated how I looked. I didn’t own my image as a dancer and therefore I was destined to my waitressing job.
Fast forward a couple years. I was working on developing my nutrition business but didn’t consider myself a “nutritionist” that was until this awesome lady, asked me what I told people I did for work. I quickly realized that I would often answer that I had a bunch of part time jobs, group fitness, lululemon, etc… and often felt ashamed to say so. She had me snap right out of that. Now when people ask me what I do for work I tell them I am a nutrition expert. I live and breathe nutrition every day. I constantly am owning my craft. I read nutrition books, I keep up on mailing lists, I work on my blog, I perfect my own nutrition. I dedicate myself to my business.
Now let’s talk CrossFit. When I started CrossFit I was in total fear that I loved it but thought I would never be good enough. It would be dance all over again. Always okay but never quite the best. Then I realized something, the reason I was never the best was because I didn’t think I could be. Now I consider myself a CrossFitter. I compete because I can. I work on my skills after class because I want to be good. I want to improve. I own my craft.
So I want you to pick something to own right now. Maybe it’s your job, maybe it’s a hobby you love but never got quite serious about, maybe it’s your body image.
How are you going to dress to perfect this?
What are you going to do?
What will you accomplish once you have gone professional?
Remember I’m always here to help you reach your goals!