How to Find Balance

in Imperfections

Ep. 234 FYF with Lesley

“It is a massive deal when you can change your life and take on the next steps.”

Lesley Logan

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Show Notes

Lesley highlights the remarkable stories of individuals who have overcome barriers and stepped out of their comfort zones to make a positive impact. Explore the multi-faceted nature of professional identities and learn how to navigate life’s imperfections while finding balance and getting back on track.

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In this episode you will learn about:

  • How the impact you have is a testament to the work you have done.
  • Overcoming barriers and vulnerability to step out of comfort zones.
  • Recognizing the multi-faceted nature of individuals and their professional identities.
  • Embracing the imperfections of finding balance and getting back on routines.

Episode References/Links:

  • Mentions, Rebecca Circle, an agency member
  • Mentions, Yasmine Scholten, an eLevate member
  • Mentions Allison, an agency member
  • Mentions, Sam, an agency member
  • Radical Candor –

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
Hello, happy Fuck Yeah Friday! What’s up my loves? What’s up Be It babes? You guys are phenomenal. Welcome to the Friday after a holiday in the US. I don’t know what the Friday after the first Friday ish in July is like for you around the world, but I hope you’re having a fun time celebrating what you have done this week. And if you’ve never joined us for a Fuck Yeah Friday, here’s what it is. You sit down and you celebrate your wins, no matter how small they are. Because I’ve had so many people in our lives that are like, I’ve heard them slamming the wins because they’re just not big enough. Like it was a good thing that happened but it could have been bigger. So I’m not going to celebrate what did happen because it wasn’t bigger. What the fuck is that? Who taught us that? Ladies? Look, I’m sure there’s some dudes out there who can celebrate their wins too but I’m gonna call up my loves because most of the people who listen our people identify as women and Hi, I see you, recovering overachiever and perfectionist over here. My name is Lesley Logan, and I’m a seven on the Enneagram, which I’ve heard is like the only one who has two gas pedals, which is why it’s hard for me to celebrate wins, which is why we have this episode. Because it forces me to celebrate my wins with you and celebrate your wins and inspire you to show up for yourself, you’re frickin kicking ass. And so what if it wasn’t as big as you expected? You know what? here’s the deal. Most things are never as big or as shitty as we think they’re gonna be, you know when you’re like, Oh my God, this could blow up on my face and you like tell yourself some story that can be the worst thing in the world. And then you have this dream, this vision, this goal, like it’s going to be like this. There’s gonna be unicorns and rainbows. There’s gonna be glitter everywhere. Nothing is usually as glittery or as shitty. As our mind takes us there. It’s often somewhere in the middle which is why it’s so important for us to celebrate these wins because we have to acknowledge we’re kicking some fuckin ass. Alright, so, that’s what this episode is and we kick off with your kick ass moments. So here we go. Here we go. So, Rebecca Circle she’s an Agency member of ours. She said, she has three wins for you, one, one of my virtual clients upgraded from once a week to two times a week sessions with me which is humongous. Anytime anyone says you know what I want to spend not just one hour with you but two hours with you because you’re like changing my life that’s a massive win and should not go unnoticed because that is a testament to the work you’re doing Rebecca. Number two, one of my old clients from Scottsdale saw posts I was moving to Mount Airy, Maryland and contacted me for Pilates sessions for her and her daughter. They moved to the same area and now live only 15 minutes away. Holy frickin Molly, Rebecca that is so cool. That’s so fun. This is why it’s important to share with people you never know what’s going to happen in your life because of it. And number three, she converted two of her in person clients from Arizona to be virtual clients. Rebecca, it’s so huge, you’re making a big life change, I had to do that in 2020 and it’s humongous. I disappointed a lot of people by moving. Oddly enough, the most people I disappointed were the ones who were not taking virtually with me at that time. And realize I was never going to reopen because I was moving but it is a massive deal when you can change your life and take on the next steps and be there for the family you want to be there for and your clients are so impacted by you. They know that they can get the same amount of amazingness from you virtually as they could in person. So congratulations. Thanks for sharing your win. All right, our next FYF is from Yasmine Scholten, she is eLevate round two, I love this human so much. So she said she had a good practice session with her partner, Karen. We laughed a lot and we know each other so much better and I’m feeling safe talking, safe with my talk around English and air quotes. And parentheses she means, I don’t know a lot of English words. So I talk around the word to explain it. And I love this one so much because Yasmine is an amazing teacher and I have watched her teach for many, many months now. And I actually think your English is phenomenal. But I do know it’s your third or fourth language. And I just love that you’re putting yourself out there in this very vulnerable state and you love Pilates so much that you are willing to put yourself out there and challenge yourself in such a big way. So thank you for sharing this with people. I’m sure there are many people where English is their first language and it scares them so much to teach another teacher. And I hope that this one inspires so many to show up and teach other people because you know what, teachers need teachers too. And if you’re not a teacher, listen to this. Whatever modality that you are in, allow someone to pour into you and allow yourself to pour into that, you’d be surprised how much you do know, and how amazing it is to give to someone else. All right, our next one before I share mine (…) So, we’ve been following her FYF journey, I’m sure you know. She is longtime listener longtime caller. So, she started her new job at Washington University. I remember she was like trying to find a job and we found the job and she was like being until she saw it and like, boom, so she’s got to start her new job. She had a fantastic first week the work is fun, and the people are great. This is the place I can stay for a while. It feels so so so good to be back in higher education. I really feel like the universe is paying me back for everything I sacrifice and struggle with in the past year. Added that I am a Pilates instructor to my LinkedIn tagline. I am both a higher education professional and a Pilates professional. No more either or no more pretending to be my colleague to my colleagues that there’s only one face in my professional life. I’m still figuring how I want to show up on the LinkedIn with regards to reaching my ICA. But this is a big first step. Okay, I’m going to just take a sidetrack before I get her next bullet. Fucking phenomenal. I love when we own all the multi hyphenate we have in this world. We are not just one thing or another, people. So way to go Allison. Third point had a fantastic trip to London this week, including hanging out with Sam. How amazing I can friends wherever I go. I’m so glad I took the plunge on that trip. So Sam is one of our other Agency members at Elsinore Agency, and they got to meet up on another side of the world which I fuckin love. I’m going to call a little win on that for myself. And her fourth one is had fun discussing radical candor at book clubs. So glad I finally made it to one, feeling good as I’m heading into the weekend, y’all if you haven’t read Radical Candor, you should is a phenomenal book about how to speak to people in your life. And it’s really hilarious. My husband only found out recently what my original, what my original degree was in, in college, which is interpersonal organizational communication. And oh my gosh, Radical Candor has been so helpful, and just how we show up as humans in our own companies and how I like to show up working with our team and I don’t always do it the way I want to. I’ll be really frickin honest. It’s not always possible. But we’re not fucking perfect. So there’s that. But I do love lean on Radical Candor to at least apologize and own where I am, You know, I didn’t say that the way I wanted to say that. Let me say that a different way. All right. Well, it wouldn’t be FYF I didn’t share my win. So, my win this week. It’s actually, it feels quite simple. In fact, I paused for a length of time that my team had to edit out for you. Because I have to remind myself, this is a massive win. So, the month of June was pretty chaotic. Okay, first of all, it was my dad’s birthday and my sister’s birthday. There’s Father’s Day. One of our OPC teachers come in to film then that teacher left literally five hours before some friends flew in from Atlanta. And so she’s taking off, we’re going to dinner with people that are coming in that we want to see, I wanted to see, but like after a whole weekend of filming with someone, there’s like a lot going on there. Then they were here for three days. They left my sister drove in. Nice sister’s birthday was on the 15th. My sister on the 14th. so I got to see her for dinner. Our friends landed after her dip birthday dinner. Like literally on the 14th the day before our birthday. So we made her celebrate early thanks Lacy. They land, we pick them up. I’m like okay, you’re here. I’m going to bed. Then we like did an amazing weekend trip as I told you about last week. And it was phenomenal. But here, I sit here, and we are back on our gameplan, back in our habits, back in our routines and it was actually not hard to get back there. And I show this as a win because this, you’re never going to have 300 and whatever 50 something days of the year have your perfect routines. There are going to be many a days that do not fall in line with a routine that you wanted or the plans that you had. And especially when two to three weeks of a month can be completely outside of your routine. It is so easy to just go after routine. Nothing goes, it’s a free for all ,here I go. But the truth is that even though I slept in when my friends were here and we like enjoyed ourselves and party like it was 1999, like I was 21 again, which we are, no we figured that out real quick. The day after they left I dropped right back into my routines and I dropped back into, What is the purpose of this week? What is the purpose of this day? Why are we doing what we’re doing? And that is a win. And I will shout that out as a win every single week. Even if I have to pep talk myself to give it to you, because you have to know we have to hear that all the people that you’re following, all the people you’re listening, all the people you think are experts in their area, and I say experts with some quotations around it. They are also human beings trying to figure their shit out. They are, and if they are not, run the fuck away. If they’re like, I have all the answers, only me. I’ve got it. I think that’s a sign of a cult leader. Just gonna say that. No, I have a lot of answers from a lot of experience of fucking things up and hiring amazing people who’ve been where I want to go. But I’m still a human being in process. And not every day is a morning routine I want, not every night is the evening routine I want, some nights are vacation. But I am celebrating the win that I went from vacation mode to the routine that makes me feel like a massively amazing human within 24 hours. And you do not need to have these wins that are like, oh my god, I had a lunch it was six figures. Oh my god, like, I’m just like so perfect in meal prep and I like got eight hours asleep and I don’t text them people are there and my phone is away and I’m so present all the time. No one is. So, my goodness you do not need to be. I promise that. And if you are a real human being celebrating these little wins where you’re like, you know what, I did the fucking thing to the best of my ability. F Yeah, I’m here to celebrate that with you. Thank you so much for listening this podcast. Share your wins with us so I can share them with everyone and have an amazing day.

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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