I see you. But first? I had to see me. I mean reeeeeally see me. I had to get inside, get quiet, dig deep and really SEE the internal workings of what makes me? ME! The good, the bad, and the downright ugly (and yes, we’ve all got the ugly in there … it’s okay).
And you wanna know what happens when I get quiet? I freak the fuck out. I mean, like seriously.
I go into a panicky downward spiral … my brain kicks into high gear and starts whirling at a million miles a minute (by the way, this is PRECISELY the reason why I need to get quiet more often), and I know I’m not the only one. There are so many of us over-stimulated, over-thinking, over-doers out there, and this behavior? Is sure to be the death of us, my friends.
But I digress.
This is about something much bigger than just getting quiet. Or even contemplative. This is about owning yourself and all of the shit that you carry with you. This is about taking your power back and being unashamedly and unabashedly YOU!
JUST OWN IT!
Here … I’ll start …
I’m a bitch. I am! I mean sometimes, right? I can be a nasty little bitch at times (but thankfully not all of the time), and it is what it is. I can’t please all of the people all of the time, and I’m done trying. Birds of a feather flock together, and my flock will find me and love me, bitchiness and all.
You know what else? I can be totally dramatic at times. Which comes in handy when I’m up dancing on a stage, leading a group of 200+ people, but not so useful when someone pisses me off It is what it is. I know it, I’m aware of it, and I’m working on turning my inner Drama Queen off when she’s not welcome.
I’m just saying, we ALL have our moments, and we all have our baggage, and we all can’t be everything to everyone, and THAT. IS. OKAY.
You are the only person that can bring your gifts to the world. You are the only YOU out there! There is not one other person on this planet capable to doing the things you can do in life, like you would. There is not one other person able to deliver your purpose to the world. There is not ONE OTHER PERSON who can do YOU, better than you. Truth.
So the big question here? When are you gonna show the people of the world what you’re REALLY made of? When are you gonna stop playing it safe, hiding in the background, and keeping your mouth shut? When are you gonna step up and put YOUR truth, YOUR message, YOUR GIFT out there?! Not only are you doing yourself a disservice by “playing it safe” all the time, but you’re doing a disservice to the world.
You think I’m kidding?!
In fact, I’m dead serious.
It’s time to make life happen, people! You’ve only got ONE, and trust me on this … it’s short. Far too short for some of us, unfortunately.
So, what are you waiting for? That “one day” life you keep dreaming about? It’s not just gonna show up out of the blue, ya know! You have to WORK for that shit (and I don’t necessarily mean “work” as in labor, but you get my point).
What are you doing to make your way towards the life of your dreams? What action steps are you taking NOW that are making an impact on your life … and on EVERYONE ELSE’S life you touch?!
MAKE. AN. IMPACT.
MAKE. AN. IMPRESSION!
What do you impress upon this world?
What’s that?! You don’t know?! Let’s do something about that then, hey?
Let’s start LIVING LIFE ON PURPOSE, and let’s do it NOW.
There’s no time to waste, you know. There actually might not be a tomorrow. I know it may sound a little morbid, but it’s true. I’ve had too many people in my life wake up in the morning and not make it home to dinner that night. More truth.
No. Time. To. Waste.
You hear me?
Now, let’s get out there and MAKE. LIFE. HAPPEN.
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Joy Perugini is an Writer, Speaker, Runner, Dancer, Yogini and Health & Happiness Coach, but above all else, she is an Entrepreneur. She finds her passion in helping others live their DREAM LIVES in their DREAM BODIES. Her twenty-four years of diverse experience in the health and fitness industry include establishments throughout the continental United States and Hawaii. Her Bachelor of Science degree in Health Science with a concentration in Exercise Science and Sports Medicine, provides a strong knowledge-base to her work. Joy started as a student athletic trainer at Eastern College in Pennsylvania and interned at a physical therapy center treating sports related injuries. During a two-year residency on Maui, Hawaii, Joy served as the Lead Fitness Trainer at the Grand Wailea Resort and Spa, rated the #1 Resort Spa in the World by Conde Nast Magazine. Joy’s tenure there increased her knowledge of the spa industry and importance of customer care. Joy was born and raised in West Hartford, CT and returned there as an in-home personal trainer, helping many clients achieve their wellness goals. She later managed a health and fitness center for a major international corporation based in Hartford, CT. Feeding her entrepreneurial spirit, Joy opened a boutique group exercise and personal training studio located in Plainville, CT, in June 2006. The studio offered customized training to individuals of all fitness levels and abilities, and housed a distinctively friendly atmosphere in an industry known to intimidate many. While still running the day to day activities at the studio, in 2014 Joy decided to expand her reach and spread her love of life, fitness, health and wellness far and wide by forming her web-based company, JoyFit Nation, LLC. Today, Joy spreads insight, motivation and inspiration by sharing her message online and in person via her signature programs, retreats, workshops and private mentoring, looking to provide "fitspiration for a happy nation" and quite possibly the world.