The Top 4 Forms

of Resiliency

Ep. 189 with Camee Adams

“Resilience is a unique skill set, that can be learned.”

Camee Adams

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I am a former professional MMA fighter, and currently a key note speaker, yoga instructor, and resilience expert!

Learning resilience is the process. ™Being RESILNT is the outcome.

Show Notes

What is the road to resiliency? Are you born with inner resilience or can it be developed? Today’s guest, a true fighter takes us through four forms of resilience and how we can honor the process to resiliency.

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In this episode you will learn about:

  • The journey of growing resilience
  • The four forms of resilience
  • Why resilience looks different for everyone
  • How to go through the process of resiliency
  • Resiliency in more than one life area
  • Accomplishing your goals is possible, no matter your life season

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Transcript

INTRODUCTION

Lesley Logan
Alright, crew. So here’s the thing, one of one of my friends said to me, said to me one day, she just like, “You, when I think of you, I just think resilience, I just think you’re so resilient.” And I actually hadn’t given myself that kind of credit. And a part of me was a little frustrated, because I was like, “I don’t wanna be resilient right now. I want people to actually, like, be concerned about me in this moment.” And the, the truth is, it’s not what I wanted. But I just remember like, being really scared in the situation that we were in and not really knowing what to do next. And sharing that with a friend of my friend is going, “I just always thought you were just like, so resilient.” And I am. And I’m so grateful that you pointed it out, because once you can honor that you are resilient, once you can actually notice that you are these things. You’re kind of unstoppable. And you might not feel that way right now. But what’s really cool is our guests Camee Adams is actually going to explain to you that there’s like four different places that you can be resilient in and how how, how you can actually honor the process of being more resilient in your life. And I couldn’t think of a better person to have this like she is someone who’s gone through a lot to be as resilient as she is. And she has such a gift to share this with you. So my love’s Camee Adams is our guest this week. Our topic is resiliency and I cannot wait to hear how you reflect with this, how this affects your life and what it allows you to do. I love she has a quick BE IT action item that I think is really helpful and useful for us all. So I cannot wait for you to hear it. And I want to know how you use it in your life. So tag Camee, tag the @be_it_pod and let us know because it really does mean a lot to us, so we can see how these episodes are making your life easier to be it till you see it.

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Lesley Logan
Welcome to the Be It Till You See It podcast where we talk about taking messy action, knowing that perfect is boring. I’m Lesley Logan, Pilates instructor and fitness business coach. I’ve trained thousands of people around the world and the number one thing I see stopping people from achieving anything is self doubt. My friends, action brings clarity and it’s the antidote to fear. Each week, my guests will bring Bold, Executable, Intrinsic and Targeted steps that you can use to put yourself first and Be It Till You See It. It’s a practice, not a perfect. Let’s get started.

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EPISODE

Lesley Logan
All right, Be It babes. I am super excited. It’s the first time I have anyone who’s ever when you hear what Camee our guest has been doing with her life, my first one doing this. And I’m so excited. Because I just I love bringing on guests that have done different things in their life and show you that there’s so many things you can do in this world. So Camee, can you please tell everyone, who you are and what you’re doing these days?

Camee Adams
Yes. First of all, I’m so excited to be here. Thank you. My name is Camee Adams. I am a professional mixed martial artist. I’m a mom of two teenage daughters, a certified yoga teacher, certified personal trainer, and what I call a resilience coach.

Lesley Logan
This is really cool. We all need more … I feel very resilient. I think people would say, um, when they think of me, it’s very resilient. But I actually think that that’s something we all need to learn if you’re not, if you don’t think so because life can be hard. And you’re I mean, you’re a fighter, so you get hit while you’re down sometimes. So, you know, having that resilience is so key. So can you take us like a step back? First of all, (Camee: Yeah.) I would love to know, kind of the journey that got you into MMA and then also into being a resilience coach, like what was the the bridge that was like, “I’m this is I’m going to teach people.”

Camee Adams
Okay, so how I got into fighting, never in my life did I think that I would be a professional fighter. I grew up a lifetime athlete. But my athletic journey got cut short, when I got pregnant in high school. I had a boyfriend. I chose to have sex early as some girls do. You know, lots of other girls were doing it as well. For whatever reason, it was me who got pregnant. So I chose to keep her. We chose to get married. It wasn’t the healthiest relationship, as you can imagine, at that age. But I was married for about nine years. And after I had my first daughter, I had my second one when two years later. So I was a really young mom, but I always had sports as an outlet. So when I didn’t have that anymore, I actually got into figure competitions, lifting weights, bodybuilding, it was just amazing. I learned so much about nutrition, I learned how weight, you know, can shape your body. And, you know, that was kind of like the start of me being an athlete again and finding that outlet that I needed while I was a mom and a wife. So throughout that I got bored of weightlifting, I got bored of just the usual treadmill, you know, just the typical gym routine. I appreciate it now and I still love it. But at that time I needed something more.

Lesley Logan
Well and also those figure competitions can it’s like very like this is this is all you get to eat. (Camee: Yeah.) This is, that’s it. There’s no spice. There’s no, there’s just plain chicken, plain rice.

Camee Adams
Yeah, and as you can imagine, just me mentally just being a mom is just, it wasn’t what I needed any more. And I recognized that. So when I was you know, younger Tae Bo was all the rage. And so I remember doing Tae Bo something about it. I was just like, yes, you know, this is it.

Lesley Logan
Is that Billy Blanks? Is that who Tae Bo was? Yeah.

Camee Adams
You know, I did it so long, but honestly, I started doing that just at home when I was younger. I remembered kind of like how I felt when I did that. I love throwing punches and kicks. I’ll rewind … I played soccer like throughout all of, you know, my childhood, in high school. I started varsity as a freshman. So I was picked up kicks really easily during Tae Bo. So I found a college course where I could take fitness kickboxing at this rec center. So I take my two kids with me, I dropped them off. You were like hitting bags, but not not really, you know, it’s not like a real heavy bag. It’s kind of the one that’s filled with sand and they would move and it was just like a bunch of other moms. But it was so great for me. And I was just intense and I loved it. It’s just what I needed. And so there was just a little spark of intuition, knowing, you know, my inner me needed more of this. And so, once I realized, Oh, I’m actually picking this up fairly quick, you know, as an athlete, so I picked it up. My punches had a lot of power. I wanted to learn new combinations. So I found an actual fight gym in my area. You know, it was kind of grungy, filled with a bunch of dudes, but I was like, I want to learn how to do this. So I started showing up at fight gym, eventually they’re like, “Do you want to start fighting?” And I was like … Yeah. (Lesley: Yeah. Really? Yeah. Okay.) And and you know it, it just kind of evolved my first fight I actually lost. And after I lost, I realized what it was actually going to take. And honestly, I thought that I could do it. And I just continued on.

Lesley Logan
That’s actually really cool. I mean, it’s almost like you were born with inner resilience on that, because like, most people, if they lost on the first fight, then they probably have like, “Oh, I’m not very good at this.” (Camee: Yeah.) And you’re like, “Oh, now I know what it takes to win.” And I think that like, what an interesting way to see a loss or a failure, if like, more of us saw that, as opposed to like, you’re not good enough. You’re not cut out for it. It’s like, no, it was your first fucking fight. (Camee: Yeah.) You know, like, if you had one, it might have actually made you think you could just like you don’t need to train at all, you know what I mean? Like, it’s actually kind of better that you had to learn that the hard way.

Camee Adams
Yeah, and I really did win all three rounds, I had always trained really well, I loved working out portion. So I felt very confident in that area physically. But losing that fight, I was like, my head game was so off, my confidence was not there, I was extremely fearful, I was not believing in myself that I could actually win this fight. But physically, like, all the other pieces were there. And so from that point on, I knew the things that I would have to get good at. And it wasn’t actually like physically fighting, you know, it really was building my mental game. Fighting is so much, there’s so much mental resilience that goes into it so much, you know, inner confidence, just stepping into your own power, all of those things, just from just everyone has shit, you know, (Lesley: Yeah, yeah.) … from your left, but all of these things that I was learning in my fight game, were directly, you know, applying to who I needed to become as a person. So I knew like just in my heart and my soul that it was for me and through, you know, that loss. I was like, alright, I’m not scared to get hit. I’m not scared to throw a punch. But here’s all the other things that I know that I need to do to be able to start winning fights. And actually, you know, be a fighter who can sustain this fight game.

Lesley Logan
Yeah, I think that’s so interesting. Because like, isn’t like, if y’all haven’t watched this, I, I grew up with a lot of MMA fighters in high school. And some of the people that I went to high school with are actually very famous and well known and, (Camee: Okay.) I’m really proud of them. So like, I was around and I was like, I could never do that. But I think like, right there having that as a mental heads, like, of course, I couldn’t, like I’ve already taken myself out, right? (Camee: Yeah.) And I think like, whether or not it’s fighting, or even just like a some sort of a race you want to run or something you’re wanting to do. If your head is at all thinking, I’m not gonna be able to do this, you won’t be able to do it. Like you’re not, your body’s not gonna go, let me show you how I can fight without your brain like … Do you know what I mean?

Camee Adams
Yeah. When you said that automatically thinking, I don’t think I can do it. Your mind is filled with so much doubt, you know, especially as it gets closer to the fight, you know, you hit a point where you’re like, “Am I really going to do this? Am I really gonna go fight this person?” And like I said, like, physically, I knew I was capable. It really was just me, believing, you know, that I actually could. And that’s the process that I had to build over time. And that’s what I call the resilience process, how you said you were born fairly resilient. Physically, I knew that I was very resilient. But there’s, in my opinion, four forms of resiliency, you know, there’s mental resiliency, there’s physical, there’s emotional, and then spiritual. And so physically as I got this, but all those other areas is what I was building resilience in to be resilience and automatically when I think a fire, I think they’re resilient as fuck, like, they just are, but I didn’t believe that in myself until I went through all those various resilience processes to be resilient, if that makes sense.

Lesley Logan
Oh, totally. And also, I’ve actually never thought of resilience has been like it four, like four types like I’ve actually it’s almost like you are, you armed. But actually, it sounds like you can be like really resilient physically, or really resilient spiritually, but the, you know, the other the other parts could actually not be there so much. It’s kind of like having confidence. At work but not necessary confidence, like, on stage. (Camee: Yeah, yeah.) You know.(Camee: Yeah.) So wait, so what so let’s just like take another leap and go with this like, so you’re, you’re a fighter, and then also your resilience coach. What made, what made that next leap? What was the what was the journey you went on to realize like the type of resiliency that you needed to learn and then how did that translate to like what you’re doing now? Because I think this is really cool. Everyone get your notepads out because how like, we imagine the things you could do if you had resiliency, you would just like you would just go okay, that lesson learned next thing. So, how’d that happen for you?

Camee Adams
Okay, so when you said when you have resiliency I, basically what I feel like people need to understand is resilience is a skill that can be learned. (Lesley: Cool.) It’s also a process. So if you don’t feel like you have resiliency, you’re going through a resilience process. And that’s part of like what I help you understand. So I’ll rewind this part of what brought me to being a resilience coach is people know me as a fighter. And if you follow any of any of my stuff on social, you also know, I’ve gone through some really hard personal life experiences, you know, part of my story is being that teenage mom, you know, and being a young wifey, having to leave an unhealthy relationship to take charge my own well being because I knew like it wasn’t going to get better, and all of the things that go with that, but then during that time, I also lost a brother to suicide. And so these areas that I tell you that you have to build resiliency in, you know, my way of handling all of these things was through fighting. And it really was just like the universe sending me the perfect coping tool to handle all of these things that I needed to learn how to be resilient in. So looking back over all these years of all this bullshit happening, you know, whether it’s my own choice, you know, and I something happened or someone else’s choice in their life, you know, that caused a lot of pain or, you know, things that I had to work at work through. I was learning resilience in all those areas. But at the time, I didn’t really put those two things together, you know, I just think, I think I thought that life is really hard, and you just do what you can to make it through. But now that I’m like, on the other side, I realize all of those things that I was going through, I can tell you exactly like I had to build emotional resiliency to be a single mom, and still show up as an athlete and bust my ass for that goal for me, because I knew that I could, and I didn’t, I wasn’t ready to, you know, let go of being an athlete yet. But also, it really was developing me to be this person, you know. So I’ve always used fighting as a platform to help people, you know, like, it’s just has been my way, you know, and then I turned it into being a personal trainer, you know, so I just always took all of these hard things, and applied it to my life and then tried to teach other people because it was also what was helping me make it through all these years.

Lesley Logan
Yeah, I’m so sorry to hear about your brother. That is an awful thing to have to go through for anybody, I think, and how interesting that it’s part of this, like, quilt that you have that you’ve been building up of resilience over here and for over here, and I think you, you said something, I’m not I don’t wanna misquote it. But there’s like, it’s almost like some people are like, okay, it’s something I have to get through. But like, having a sense of resilience and an area, it’s like, you don’t get through it, you’re just like, I’m gonna go do this. Like, it’s like, it’s like, so I’ll, we film, pilates classes, and my teachers on my platform, I know, it kills them, we’re like, you have to refilm that. So sorry, your audio was not there. Like it kills me to ever have to tell them that because I know what that means. So early December, I had like seven days to get all my filming in. And I filmed this one class, and it doesn’t have the audio for half of it, just turned off. And I literally lost it. I toddler tantrum down the hallway, threw myself under the covers, and like tried to cry and I could feel my body like taking the blankets off, (Camee: Yeah.) getting backed up, (Camee: Yeah.) going into the living room and starting it again. Because the like that trained muscle of resilience was like, we’re not going to let this take us down for today. Like it’s not going to happen. Now, two years ago, I would be like, “Fuck this, I’ll do it tomorrow.” Like I would just like pity party all the way for the next day as if that was like a good use of time. But I think like we got when we develop the muscle, we have to build the resilience. And we don’t have to just get through like you can’t have there’s a difference between like just getting through and using your resilience to like, get hit and go, “Okay, well, what did I learn from this? And how can I go? How can I continue? What is this telling me?” So you said there’s a process I wondering like, with with the physical resilience, I feel like that’s a little easier for people to understand. Like, there’s training, you get back out like different but like when it comes to spiritual or emotional. Like how did that, what does that like? What what’s how do people know if they have it or they don’t?

Camee Adams
Yeah. So this is the interesting thing about resilience in my opinion is it is a unique skill set. So the way that I process or have become resilient may be different how someone is resilient in their life. I don’t live your day to day life. I don’t know if you’re struggling mentally all day long and you were just really trying to make it through the day. and build your mental resilience. So it looks different for everybody, you know, their process of resilience, like you said, when you had to refilm that, you know, I don’t know, if you were having a lot of anxiety that day, I don’t know, if you were depressed, it was just even hard for you to get out to fill your your physical portion of Pilates that day. But, um, you know, resilience is a unique skill set, like I said, that can be learned. And it looks different for everyone. And if you don’t think that you have it, that tells me and you that you are in the middle of a resilience process. Most of the time, when you don’t feel resilient, you need to understand you are in the resilience process. And when you make it through the other side, you will be resilient. And when you make it there, you will look back and see, wow, I was building mental resilience or spiritual resilience, or emotional resilience. And this is how it showed up for me. And this is how, you know what refilming that Pilates thing helped me build mental resilience that day, because now if you have to go refilm something else, your brain will automatically go to, I already did that. I know that I can do it again. I know, physically, I can do it. I know emotionally and mentally, I can do it too. (Lesley: Yeah.) So you’ll take that experience, you’ve already built resilience to be resilient. Something else happens like that, again, your mind is going to already go back to I got this, you know, you can build that.

Lesley Logan
Yeah, I’m … So and yes your I think you’re absolutely right, everyone have a different process. Because like we’re all starting a different place. And I think there’s a there’s a lot that go into it. What, are there, are there any like exercises? Are there mantras, affirmations that you that people can use when like, you know, the going does get tough? And they’re like, you know, how do they, how can they like pep talk themselves out of it? Or like, what do they need to do to kind of go okay, this is, this is teaching me something. Or I got this, how do they, how do they go through the process, so it’s not just happening to them?

Camee Adams
So, you know, for me to sit down with you. What coping skills have worked for you in the past? And can we dive back into those? Or do we need to sit down and talk through a few ways that we can start adding new coping skills into your resilience process? You know, for me, it’s been yoga, yoga has been the perfect yin to the yang with fighting. You know, fighting is high energy, you have to show up wanting to kick people’s asses, you know what I mean? But my, my heart, my soul is actually pretty soft. And so my yin practice with yoga is a great coping skill for me just to retreat from that, and go into myself, collect myself gets centered, to show up to be a fighter again the next day. But, you know, when I don’t have that certain certain coping skill, I don’t feel like I’m as good as a fighter. So it really is figuring out what works best for you. You know, for me, my mental resilience, like I said, I had to build it I think I am statements were really great for me, I have a lot of ADHD, I have a lot of high energy, I have a lot of racing thoughts. And so for me, you know, those I am statements of, I am capable, you know, I am this, I am that. Something else that I usually tell people that they can use as well is, I always tell myself, keep fighting for you. You know, being a young mom, with losing a brother with all of these things, you know, my kids have grown up and they are living their wonderful lives. And you know, my brother’s gone, my family still here, but I realized with fighting like, it’s always going to be me who has to keep fighting for me, people can support me, but you know, keep fighting for you is something that I always like replay in my mind a lot.

Lesley Logan
Yeah, I do. I like an I am statement. And I think like what’s interesting with I am statements is sometimes like, there’s like another voice that like, says something about those I am statements and like y’all that is worth exploring, because that voice isn’t gonna go away. And that voice is often not yours. It’s somebody else’s that told you something when you’re little. And then once you can figure that out, and you can actually own that I am statement, I think that resiliency gets there. I’m like, curious, because how cool for you to be learning your own resilience and taking ownership of that while being a mom to two two girls. Because like, I mean, like, I think, you know, if more and more women could realize how resilient they are. And I think they actually I think more women already are very resilient. I think as a, as a as a group of people were like born that way. We have to fight for a lot of things. But I don’t think that we I don’t think many women know how resilient they are. Do you know what I mean? Like they’re not they’re owning that. So what does that been like raising daughters to own that resilience? Is that something that comes easy do they have to do it on their own? Do you help other moms figure this out with their children?

Camee Adams
You know, it hasn’t been so much with children, you know, but I think as your kids age, your friends, with other moms that are kids your age, so it naturally just kind of happened. But with my kids, both of them are athletes too. They’re both playing college basketball and going to school with resiliency and teaching that skill set. You know, they’ve watched me struggle, but they may have through a lot and but they’ve also seen me win and succeed, and keep pushing through and keep showing up for life. And so I would like to think, and hopefully, you know, that that strength and that resiliency has rubbed off on them. But, you know, their way in college and they’ve had to build their own resiliency, you know, living alone, not having people around, being a college athlete is not easy. And so, I always try and show up for them, you know, of course, as a mom, but also as just a knowingness that they can do hard things that they are capable that they are in their own resilience process. And, you know, we’ve made it through every single shitty thing so far. And so I would like to hope that it rubbed off on them. We could ask them, but …

Lesley Logan
Yeah, well, I’m sure it has because like actions like we had Amy Ledin on, I think y’all she was episode five. But she says like actions are caught not taught, right? And so like, how cool for them to be raised by someone who, who could transform their life right in front of them. And then also went through this resilience process of their own. So they could see like, what is capable because, I mean, like, my grandmother was a high school mom. And my mom was 21. So like, I definitely understand like having a young mom, and like what stories that people can tell you, or you could tell yourself, but also for them to see like, oh, look, she actually didn’t stop there, that didn’t stop her at all. Like, look at what you had. And so I think that’s really cool. What are some signs that you’ve seen that people may not be real, may not be using their resilience or or and be need of resilience. Is it like sign symptoms? Is it anxiety? Is it, is it down, like downplaying themselves? Like what are some things that you’d like to see? Because I’m sure like, when you’re fighting people, you might be able to see like, this person’s not very resilient over here. Like, I feel like there’s a there’s a whole game over there on on planning with another person’s mindset. But Are there signs and things you see that had helped people, so if people are listening and go, “Oh, that’s a sign that I could work on my resilience in that area.”

Camee Adams
Again, people show up differently in their lives. But I do think when people are depressed when they’re frustrated, when they don’t have the confidence that you see in them, that maybe you’re like, wow, she’s really good at that. But they don’t even have an idea, you know, that maybe that could be their area. I think when people are disassociated from their self, like from themselves from their lives, I think I love motherhood, I love being a mom, but it does take you out of yourself. At times, at least it did for me, you know, some women love showing up being a mom every single day. And it’s not that I don’t. But I also knew that I had my own personal goals and aspirations and things that I wanted to continue to pursue. So when I think people are just dissociated from their own purpose in their own power, you know, those are just little hints, you know, maybe that you might need a little bit more emotional resiliency to handle all the things at home and then push through to continue to, you know, on with your personal goals, or whatever makes you you know, want to show up for life, you know, being your best self or, you know, whatever you want to share with the world, you know, (Lesley: Yeah.) besides raising humans. (Lesley: Yeah.) But I think when people have an inkling that just, they can do something more than they’re not is probably a good cue that they’re about to head into a resilience process to accomplish whatever goal they want to accomplish.

Lesley Logan
Yeah, yeah. Do you, do you have like, do you do a lot of reflection, like, because I imagine, you know, one of those ways that you built up a lot of resilience is like, after every fight, you probably like look back of like any athlete does. I look at a game, you know, and they go, “Okay, I could do that better.” Or I could, “Oh, there’s this thing I can learn.” Is this, like something that people can do for their emotional or spiritual resiliency? Like, is it reflecting back on something? Are there things that you would say to look for like, is it like looking for the good things that went well, or the things that didn’t go well? What does that process look like?

Camee Adams
Always, so I’ll tell you with fighting, fighting is a little different, because they’re not happening each week. You know, it’s usually one, two or three fights per year. And so you’re taking a chunk of time to work up to this fight. And then what happens before the fight, what happened during the fight, are all the things that I look back. And also, when you’re fighting off, you also have to show up for life or at least I had to, to, you know, I still had to be a mom, I still had to do regular life. And so when I would look back and realize, you know, I should have been more competent in this area, or I could have handled this emotional outbursts better with my children or whatever. And so there is a lot of reflection, you know, in my area with biting, but also as a person, so I take every hard experience that I’ve been through, and just sit down, and I am a journaler, you know, I know not everybody is, but I do find it helpful, especially when I get those little hints of inspiration or just insight about myself, I always try and write that down. Because sometimes I do forget. And so when I go back and look through, and you know, I’ve made a little note, or I tell myself, I like how you handled this, you could have done better. Um, so I do a lot of reflecting in yoga, I do a lot of walking outside, and how I help other people, you know, reflect on their lives. I, I think there’s just things that work across the board for every human, you know, (Lesley: Yeah.) I think it’s getting outside. I do think a meditation or yoga practice is great for most every single person, you know it doesn’t have to be yoga, but meditation sitting with yourself. And, again, going back to that disassociation, if you can’t even sit with yourself and connect with yourself, I think that’s a good place to start. Because some people don’t even know how to reflect, you know, and how to sort through all the crap to get to what they need to get to. And, (Lesley: Yeah.) I think that is part of just the resilience process is being self aware, understanding that you are going through a resilience process. And then using those coping skills that you’ve either used in the past or understanding that you need to bring some new tools in to help you get through whatever you’re getting through.

Lesley Logan
Yeah, I think that’s like, it sounds like there’s like, first of all, giving yourself a lot of kindness and grace and space for like, being a human being. And process and trying to learn something for the next level. And then also, like, you know, giving yourself permission to own the skills that you already have, like, I think sometimes in the self development journey, it could be like, oh, I, I need to learn this better or learn this better. And we often forget that, like, we did a really fucking good job getting to hear (Camee: Yeah) and some of those tools, (Camee: Yeah) you know, I mean, there is that saying, like, what got you here won’t get you there. But there’s also like, owning what got you there, because you can build upon that you don’t have to start all over from scratch. Yeah, I think I think more time spent reflecting I do think you’re correct. Like, doesn’t have, it doesn’t have to be journal, like you get this pretty journal and you have this beautiful journal practice that happens every day at the exact same time. It could literally be a note on your phone, where you just continue to voice te… voice to text to what you wanted to say.

Camee Adams
I think it’s great. I like your the voice text. You know, when people can hear things out loud. It does help them get things out of their head. You know, writing, you know, helps you get all of those thoughts out too but when you speak it and then hear yourself, whatever, maybe mood or mindset you were in. I think that’s great, too. (Lesley: Yeah.) You know remembering that, especially with a voice note. I do like a good voice note.

Lesley Logan
I do too. Brad, are you hearing how many people?

Camee Adams
… talking to yourself all the time?

Lesley Logan
Oh, no, it’s uh, this is a total joke. Because he’ll he’ll do a recap with us. And there’s this really people love, like a voice DM they really do. And he’s like, I hate to voice text. I don’t like it. But he voice to text all the time. Like, he loves that. And he’s killer at that I’m not so I’m much faster at like typing it out. But he is like, I hear him walking around the house talking to Siri, like getting things done, you know. But anyways, I think you’re right. I think hearing yourself say that also, for people sometimes like the act of journaling can is its own resilient process, they have to learn because they have so many stories around themselves and what kind of writer they are. So just being able to speak (Camee: Yeah.) it into existence can really get people over that hump. You know, this is such an interesting topic, I think I wanted to have you on because very few people talk about resiliency in any capacity. And it’s like, if you are not resilient in one or more areas of your life, it’s going to be really hard to take the next step to show up for the next big thing, to put yourself in a position to be the new person or to challenge yourself in different ways. And the whole point of this podcast is so that more and more people can act like the person they want to be before I go stop waiting, because waiting is not gonna get anywhere. And resiliency is such a key part of that. So this has been a really fun conversation. We’re gonna take a quick break and we’re gonna find out where people can find you, follow you, learn resiliency with you and your BE IT action items. Alright, Camee so where would you like to hang out? Is there a social media platform? Is it you’ve website? Where can people get to know you more?

Camee Adams
All of the above. I’m mostly on Instagram right now. It’s cameeadams, camee is c a m e e, two e’s usually helps people remember. You can go to my website, which is cameeadams.com. I share a lot of my story, I really do like to personally connect with people, because I think people see me where I am now. And they just really don’t have an idea of, you know, what’s really happened. And, you know, accomplishing your goals is possible, you know, no matter what season of life that you’re in. But yeah, I am starting YouTube, it will be a very slow process, but …

Lesley Logan
New resiliency muscle is going to be YouTube. Oh my God, I will share this with you. This is a resilient story that I have to share with you and our listeners will get a kick out of it, because people will know me from YouTube. And so and it’s actually quite fun. Like, I used to teach in LA and I had all these actors and, and people would come into the studio like, oh, and they would do that. And my clients would like, like, get a little nervous because like someone’s gonna recognize them while they’re working out. They’re like, “You’re you’re Lesley Logan from YouTube.” And I would just go, “I am.” And they look at me, like, “Don’t worry about it. They don’t even know who you are.” But anyways, um, my first several YouTube videos, I probably cried filming every single one of them. They’re like four minutes long. Like they’re like not long at all. But I was so afraid of like, what people would say on the other side of it, like a so afraid of the comments that hadn’t even happened yet, because it hadn’t even been put out there. But I didn’t anyways, they’re terrible. Y’all are still up. You can still watch them. (Camee: Oh I’m gonna take a look.) Oh, yeah, you gotta go to go to my Online Pilates Classes YouTube channel. And you can go to the oldest ones. My hair is super short. We didn’t have a tripod or we didn’t have a mic, y’all. I was just yelling, this is back in the day when you could, (Camee: I love it.) you could just do things like that. (Camee: I love it.) Anyways, they’re still up. And what is so crazy, as soon as I started getting out there, and I started to see positive feedback, it got easier to continue. And now I find like fuck up and up, I just go, “Oh, actually, I meant this.” And I just don’t edit it out. I just like put it out there. And it is like, it is a new muscle. But I can tell you, like if you can just keep going get the first ones out because they’re gonna suck anyways, they’ll be better than you. They do actually think but you’ll get better once you do more.

Camee Adams
Thank you. No, that is very helpful. It’s better to do so.

Lesley Logan
Yeah, yeah, it’s its own thing. It’s its own game. And you know, and you all if you’re like interested in that Brad and I talk a lot about YouTube and the hungry baby that it is when you start creating for it. But it is, um, it’s such an interesting avenue. And it’s, I actually prefer it to a lot of like, it’s on a social media platform, but I prefer it to other social media platforms, because I feel like it can just, it’s reach is just so different. You know. (Camee: Yeah.) Anyways, that was a tangent. We got to get to your BE IT action item. So bold, executable, intrinsic, targeted steps people can take to be it till they see it. What do you have for us?

Camee Adams
I would say, do what you can in your current season. When I was a mom, I had no idea that I was going to be a fighter. When I was a fighter, I really didn’t know that I was going to be a resilience coach. But what I did do was show up for whatever season of life that I was in.

Lesley Logan
Hmm, that’s so great. Just going back to that self awareness and being kind to yourself. Thank you so much, Camee. It’s been such a pleasure. And I just found out before we got on this, that you live in the neighborhood, so we’re gonna hang out in Vegas for sure. (Camee: Yeah, I’d love, too.) How are you going to use these action items in your life? How are you going to use this information about resiliency? And notice where you are resilient tag Camee, tag @be_it_pod. Let us know. Send this to a friend who is kind of struggling if you were like heard some of the signs that maybe they’re not that might not be a resiliency. That’d be going through resilience process, send it to them because maybe they can go, “Oh, this is actually all happening for me on the other side. It’s gonna be even better.” Right. We can all help each other be it till we see it. Thank you so much, and I’ll see you next time.

Lesley Logan
That’s all I’ve got for this episode of the Be It Till You See It podcast. One thing that would help both myself and future listeners is for you to rate this show and leave a review. And, follow or subscribe for free wherever you listen to podcasts. Also, make sure to introduce yourself over on IG at the @be_it_pod on Instagram. I would love to know more about you. Share this episode with whoever you think needs to hear it. Help us help others to BE IT TILL YOU SEE IT. Have an awesome day!

Lesley Logan
Be It Till You See It is a production of Bloom Podcast Network.

Brad Crowell
It’s written, produced, filmed and recorded by your host Lesley Logan. And me Brad Crowell. Our associate producer is Amanda Frattarelli.

Lesley Logan
Kevin Perez at Disenyo handles all of our audio editing.

Brad Crowell
Our theme music is by Ali at APEX Production Music. And our branding by designer and artist, Gianfranco Cioffi.

Lesley Logan
Special thanks to our designer Mesh Herico for creating all of our visuals, (which you can’t see because this is a podcast) and our digital producer, Jay Pedroso for editing all the video each week, so you can.

Brad Crowell
And to Angelina Herico for transcribing each episode, so you can find it on our website. And finally to Meridith Crowell for keeping us all on point and on time.

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