Hidden Benefits of Routines and Strategic Pauses

Ep. 363 FYF with Lesley Logan

We don’t actually have to have wins the way we anticipated them to have an amazing successful life.

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Show Notes

What can strategic pauses do for your mental and professional health? Lesley shares compelling stories from her podcast community, including Sonia Ahmed’s publication success and Melissa Nagai’s newfound work clarity following a break. The episode illustrates how stepping back can lead to leaps forward, offering listeners practical advice on incorporating strategic pauses into their lives.

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In this episode you will learn about:

  • Sonia’s article gets published in a Pilates magazine.
  • Melissa shares the clarity gained from taking a break.
  • Discover how Christine’s prioritized well-being and abundance mindset.
  • How Lesley keeps up with morning routines despite frequent travels.

Episode References/Links:

  • Mentions Sonia Ahmed
  • Mentions Melissa Nagai
  • Mentions Christine Eschen

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.


Lesley Logan 0:46
Hello, Be It babe. Oh my goodness. Welcome to the May 3rd. Happy May 3rd. FYF, this is the Fuck Yeah Friday, which means we share wins of yours we share a win of mine and why we’re doing this is so we can all stop harping on the things we did not get done today or this week or last month because my goodness, have you ever seen a finished to-do list? There’s this one guy running on the podcast. He always says like he is actually had never reached a goal in the last six years of his business. And he has been very successful. And I just love that because we don’t actually have to have wins the way we anticipated them to have an amazing successful life, one that is got so much goodness going on it. So let’s start with your wins.

Lesley Logan 1:29
So, Sonia Ahmed, she’s an eLevate grad and she’s an Agency member. And she said an article I wrote will be published in a Pilates magazine in April. Thanks goes to Roxy for the encouragement, guidance and support. Yes. Oh my gosh. So in Agency, we have several coaches and one of them is Roxy Menzies. You’ve heard her on the podcast (inaudible) shout out because she herself is some amazing guest and she saw what Sonia Ahmed had written and said that could be an article and Sonya reached out and it is and I’m so, so excited for Sonia and I also love when people see things in other people and encourage them to actually say it out loud. Like it’s just so fun. So thanks, Sonia and we celebrate that with you.

Lesley Logan 2:04
Melissa Nagai who’s been an Agency member for many many years, said I sat down to do a little bit of work today after taking off six full days of doing anything to do with my business. My mind feels so much more clear as I worked on my schedule for the next couple of months. Everything felt like it was falling into place with ease versus me feeling overwhelmed. I always appreciate a good reset. Melissa, I agree. I just took three full days, which is not six full, three full days of like, not opening an email, not doing anything and it was like Holy Moly. Actually I was like, excited to come back to my desk and I’m still very behind on everything to do but it felt like it was at ease. And we have Christine Eschen, she’s an Agency member and eLevate grad. Okay, wins for the week, sign up for an additional chamber group. I am working on my abundance mindset and I cancelled a 96-mile, one-way drive to work due to snowmageddon. No clients and my hubby has back pain. So we did a workout together this morning. I shared the Be It Pod with my masseuse because I think she needs it, and excited to go to Vegas and meet my eLevate partner, Heather, in real life. Feeling super blessed to be at home, loaded up with groceries and ready for snowmageddon coming, feeling blessed to have LL, Brad and everyone at Agency. Oh my gosh, Christine, I just want to highlight that you’re trying to have an abundance mindset. And that in focusing on having an abundance mindset, you got rid of a drive you probably couldn’t have even done if you wanted to. And you would have been so mad at yourself if you had even attempted it and frustrated and so way to go, way to like hold space for that abundance mindset you want to have. Okay, so you guys, you can send your wins in based on how many we get, we get so many that when you hear yours, it’s probably a few weeks after it actually happened. And so you get to re-celebrate that win.

Lesley Logan 3:49
So my win is that crazy travel, like all April was just like home for four days, gone for 10, home for four, gone for four, home for four, gone again. In fact, I’m currently about to leave again for another week. And it’s just a little chaotic. It’s not how all of Q2 is going to be. But it’s how this first third of Q2 has been. And it’d be so easy to just let the crazy travel be the reason why I don’t keep my morning routines. But I am proud to say that all of April even with the crazy, chaotic flights and weird meetings and hotels and other stuff, I was able to keep a version of a morning routine that would fuel me and I share that as a phrase because some mornings included a walk and a workout and my journals, and some mornings included a workout and my journals, and in some mornings included a meditation and then a walk and then a float. Like, when you are traveling instead of focusing on what you can’t do that’s part of your morning routine, actually ask yourself what is possible and it truly opens up the doors for what is possible and you actually don’t waste time on can’t do that, can’t do that, can’t do, as it’s a boring way to think, right? So it was actually really wonderful, wonderful April even though every single weekend of April, I was gone. And then many of the days there in the middle, I was actually just able to maintain a morning routine that would keep me fueled, which is so, so important for me to stay in my creative state of mind, because that’s the only way I can give you things.

Lesley Logan 1:29
So I have an affirmation for you to repeat to yourself. Saying no is an act of self-affirmation, too. Saying no is an act of self-affirmation, too. Saying no is an act of self-affirmation, too. Oh, what can you say no to this weekend? That is an act of self-affirmation. I want to know, share it with me at the Be It Pod, send your wins and send your shout out too, here. If you have questions, we’ll answer those on the recaps. And until next time, 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 and others to BE IT TILL YOU SEE IT. Have an awesome day!

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

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

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.

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

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