Acknowledging the

Journey and Overcoming


Ep. 219 FYF with Lesley

“We see things that others… they’ve not seen in themselves.”

Lesley Logan

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Show Notes

Lesley shares her listeners’ journey of becoming a Pilates teacher and getting the job they manifested. Tune in to find out why you should stop self-sabotaging and start making time for what you want.

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In this episode you will learn about:

  • Reflecting on the journey to becoming a better teacher.
  • How the Remember When game worked for Allison at landing a job.
  • How Lesley overcame overwhelming challenges and self-sabotage.
  • Making the time and creating a “Fuck It” list.

Episode References/Links:

  • Mentions Lisa, an Elevate member
  • Mentions Lisa’s partner, Crystal
  • Mentions Allison, an agency member

Lesley Logan: It’s Fuck Yeah Friday.

Brad Crowell: Fuck yeah.

Lesley Logan: Get ready for some wins.


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.


Brad Crowell: Hello. Welcome to Fuck Yeah Friday. I’m so happy you’re here. You’re fucking awesome. Do you know that? Do you tell yourself that? You are amazing. If you’re not watching this on YouTube, I looked you right in the eye. I’m like, you are amazing. If you’re listening to this, I’m looking at you from the sky.

You are amazing. So, as you know, I share one of yours. I share one of mine. So here we go. So, first one is from Lisa. She has a T L D R. Lisa is in our eLevate round three. So eLevate is my mentorship for Pilates instructors and she’s in the third round and this is her T L D R first. And then I’ll share the whole win cuz it’s not too long to read.

So she’s like, I got to crow. Um, first I got to meet my Pilates partner, crystal and was blessed with a fantastic session. I was feeling so grateful to have her model for me, how to get me moving. So it happened to side note. Her partner Crystal was teaching her. Okay. Um, back to her win, to get me moving into my body with a sense of ease and knowing she’s exactly the teacher I aspire to be.

And when it was my turn, I just allowed myself to be as I was without putting myself down. That’s my little win. This is my big win. All right. This is her big one. Are you ready? So she watched herself teach. I need to tell you a little side note, in eLevate we have them, I have them do assessments. They have to film themselves and themselves teaching, and I give feedback on their teaching.

So anyways, she watched her video back and she’s like, I let myself feel the cringe and to judge and notice what I wanted to change and see all the things I could improve. In parentheses. Hello? Over cue over. Coeur over coeur all over the place. Let me tell you all the things, verbose teacher that I am in parentheses during this process, so many things came up.

Such a sense of shame of not being where I expected myself to be on my teaching journey. I started teacher training at Balanced Body in 2017 and finished in 2019. The story I was telling myself was that I have been at this for five years. Why am I not a better teacher? I want it. I watch all these younger teachers doing their teacher training at different places, and then they kill it leading the class and owning it.

I’m jealous and admiration at their ability to cue with clarity and move bodies where I am just now feeling solid enough. And then it dawned on me. Have you really been teaching for five years? Not really. Hello Pandemic. Five years elapsed and diminished teaching hours to practically nothing. Have I really done all the things to improve my teaching? Emphatically, no, I jumped and I figured it out on a lonely process. Did I shout shadow teachers? Hardly. Did I ask for feedback on my teaching? Maybe once or twice. Did I take my own class? Hell no. And this is what surprised me most of all, despite the uncomfortable exercise, I watching myself, it made me so happy because this whole process has already been so informative.

Plus, I now get to do all the things in this supportive environment. And then I remembered the hard stuff. Becoming a better teacher wasn’t a priority until recently, because I was caring for my mom whose breast cancer had metastasized when she passed away in December, 2021. Oh yeah, that and all this to say, becoming a better teacher is fucking hard and courageous.

Lesley Logan: So yay to all of us for signing up on this journey. I’m so being it with all of you and happy dancing, Lisa. You’re fucking awesome. I’m so happy you’re part of round three. And this is exactly, like, your win is exactly why eLevate exists. You’re exactly who I taught. I brought this for because my goodness, very few people have had a training journey that is ideal.

And also we see things that others. That they’ve not seen in themselves and we put them on a pedestal

and we don’t realize how fucking awesome we are. So thank you for sharing this. I also have one more one cuz I do need to update you on the journey of Allison. So y’all remember her FYFs cause I’ve been sharing them along the way and, y’all, she applied for her position at Washington University. She asked for she wanted, and she, um, and she was like, Ugh, I went on the interviews and all the things, and she was afraid that they didn’t go so great. But then she got the job. She got it. So then, what’d she do? She immediately put her notice in, took a two week vacation to see her husband who’s in another country for a while, and is gonna be starting a job.

That’s exactly what she wanted. So she played that Remember When game, and it worked. So maybe you should too. Okay, so now let me tell you my win. So my win, y’all is this, we had these trips planned for us to go to a wedding in Philly. We had to go to Korea. As you know, I’ve been telling you about these wins.

You also know about my way about going to Connecticut, and I had said yes, even though I had all these things coming up. Also, we had hired this amazing company to help us with a project that we wanted to do, and that meant I had to do more filming. So for me to film the amount of content we film for our companies in a month is about 70 pieces of content, and that doesn’t include all the tutorials I refilm when I do flashcards, which I was doing.

So in the month of April, I only filmed all of April’s 70 pieces of content. I also finished filming all the exercise tutorials for the chair slash cards, which are shipping in June. And I filmed all of May’s content. Yes. All of that. And as I’m recording this for you, I just wrapped up the stuff I had a film for this company and I have to tell you, there was a couple times when this part of me, this old part of me, this part of me that I’ve been trying to like let go of who was like gets a little perfectionist about things when things don’t go well and things a little freaked out, that it’s not gonna work out.

And I like almost sabotage myself. Well, I didn’t do it. And I finish it all. I’m so fucking proud of it. And I share this with you because it is a journey to get your stuff done. It’s a journey. And you, when the pressure is on, you can be so hard on yourself and the content, and you’re like, why am I doing this?

I’m just gonna procrastinate. You know what? I’m not even fucking gonna do it. And I was like, no. I committed to doing all these things so I could have a vacation. When I went to jsu, I have this dream and I’m met the right people at the right time, and I told them if they wanna work with me, they have to do X, Y, and Z because I have to be able to get it done before I go.

And so I set the bar and they’re like, here, we’re at the bar. And then I had to meet the bar and I did it, and it wasn’t easy. I’m so proud of myself and the team. I’m sharing this win with you because you, there are so many things you wanna do and it’s so easy to get in your own way because, ugh, the mic needs to be recharged or it’s not good enough.

So you think or there’s just not enough time in air quotes and my dear there is, you can make the time. If you care about it enough, I bet you could let go of something. Remember that one guest we had who was like, you have to have a Fuck It list. Like, what are you gonna say, fuck that, I’m not doing it?

So you can do the things that are on your bucket list. So thank you for being here. Thank you for letting me share wins of people in my communities. Thank you for letting me share my win, to help inspire you to share your win. And by the way, I wanna hear your wins and I wanna share your wins on the next FYF.

So make sure you send them to me. And so we can share them with other people and inspire other people to take messy action, ditch perfection, and Be It Till You See It.

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 the ‘Bloom Podcast Network’.

Brad Crowell
It’s written, filmed and recorded by your host, Lesley Logan and me, Brad Crowell.

Lesley Logan
It is produced and edited by the epic team at Disenyo.

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 Melissa Solomon for creating our visuals and Ximena Velasquez for our transcriptions.

Brad Crowell
Also to Angelina Herico for adding all the content to our website. And finally to Meridith Crowell for keeping us all on point and on time.

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