The Role of Community
in Personal Growth
Ep. 279 FYF with Lesley
“I just really wanted to create some space, because there are some ideas that I have, and I can’t fit them in to like a spot.”
In this podcast episode, Lesley celebrates listener victories and personal growth through community building, emphasizing the importance of embracing spontaneity and self-reflection. She concludes by inviting listeners to share their successes, highlighting the power of trusting instincts and acknowledging small wins.
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In this episode you will learn about:
- How being part of a supportive community can be a win in itself.
- Why listening to your intuition can lead you to make important decisions at the right time.
- Creating space for new ideas to breathe is essential for personal and professional growth.
- Why sometimes leaving room for spontaneity can lead to great things.
- Mentions, Rael Dellenbach
- Mentions, Alexis Jorge
Lesley Logan: It’s Fuck Yeah Friday.
Brad Crowell: Fuck yeah.
Lesley Logan: Get ready for some wins.
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.
Hey babe, it’s Friday. It’s Fuck Yeah Friday. Oh my god, isn’t that so much fun to say? It’s so much fun to say.
So, welcome back to the Be It Till You See It podcast. And if it’s your first time on Fridays, we celebrate wins. On Mondays, I interview on amazing guests. On Thursdays, Brad and I talk about said amazing guests, and then I’m back on Fridays to celebrate your wins and one of mine. So when you send your wins in, I can share them on the pod, and here’s why you want to do that. You might be having a shit day. And then this comes on, and I share a win you had from past and you’re like, oh my god, I fucking did that and you get to re-celebrate your own celebration. Brilliant. I know. Okay, so Rael Dellenbach, she is, she is actually one of the eLevate OG. She was in the very, very first round. And she is also an Agency member. So she wrote this. I presented a workshop to other teachers from a studio I used to teach at and I felt it went really well. They had such great questions, and I could tell some of the things I said really opened their eyes to new ideas. At the end, my former boss came to me and said she wanted to take private sessions from me. She already bought a five-pack and scheduled the first two sessions, I felt really honored that she feels she can learn from me, as I’ve learned so much from her. I also deep clean my studio today, which I love to do, and it’s absolutely sparkling and ready for tomorrow’s photoshoot. Right now. That is so big. I know how big it is. We have to celebrate it together. But like I love that. You bravely taught your very first workshop. And you felt good about it, that’s so important. And then somebody saw this thing in you that they’re like, I want that person more in my life. I love that so much. Thank you for sharing.
All right, so we have this one from Alexis Jorge from eLevate round three, that I think is just really so fun because it’s actually so community-oriented. And sometimes our wins are like that. So here we go. Alexis said I wanted to celebrate our LGBT community as a win. I’ve met so many brilliant, hardworking, supportive, uplifting and inspiring women in this group. Honestly, this group is a dream come true. I have a partner who is brilliant and has also become the sweetest friend, Lauren. I got to experience my first eLevate Joe’s gym with Lisa. It was like a Pilates Super Girl party. She and Megan had us improving our Pilates game and laughing. I’m grateful that Liza gave me a chance to get uncomfortable and take a try at running the Joe’s Gym myself. She was teaching Jennifer then I learned how it’s so possible to do Pilates with an injury. And what I can actually help them with which I would have been so intimidated by it before this experience.
On a personal level, my body is getting stronger and my intuition is getting louder. I’m grateful I was able to hear a loud prompting in my head not to leave my mother’s side. And I was able to stand in spine, stretch forward over her wheelchair and catch her from falling into a table in a lamp without injuring herself or myself. Crazy life and I am right where I need to be. Alexis, I think that is just really so cool. Thank you so much for sharing the win of the community. Because isn’t it amazing what happens when you bring women together. And I also remember when you were thinking of doing eLevate, I’m so glad that you heard about it when you did and that you joined us right at the sweet time because you make that group just exactly, you just like you like finished it off. You’re like just perfect little last puzzle piece to this amazing group and what you provide for them and what they provide you it’s just so cool. And you’ve been working so much on listening to your gut for teaching that you were able to listen to your gut and be there exactly where you need to be to catch your mom. In saying I have chills, I have tears, I’m so happy. So happy that we’ve met.
Okay, so my win. So here’s the thing, you might not know this about me, but normally by October of the year, we have actually planned out most everything in the next year. So we do have a lot of things we do have to think about planning because obviously of memberships. So there are live events for OPC that we have to plan one a month and then there’s Agency group calls that are one a month I have to plan and then I have my eLevate Round Four to plan and then we have a retreat for eLevate our business coaching and then for Cambodia. And that sounds like a lot already. And I was like okay, I’ll plan that but then we’re not we’re not planning anything else. So we’re not going to do anything else. I want to get to the end of October. And I want us just like take a moment see, like, what do we want to add into 2024? And what doesn’t need to be there. And this is something we tried last year, this actual year is that like I didn’t, we decided the year before, we weren’t going to do a business retreat this year. And it’s really scary to decide not to do something that you always do, or you’ve started to do as a tradition, like you’re like, am I making a mistake, because it’s the biggest mistake I’ve ever made in my life. And it’s like, actually, you can’t make a wrong decision if you’re like really paying homage to your gut. And I just really wanted to create some space, because there are some ideas that I have, and I can’t fit them in to like a spot, I have got to have a space for them to have room, room to breathe, room to grow and to do things. And it’s scary when you work for yourself. If you don’t do things, you don’t make money.
And so but what’s so nice is that I’m at this point of the year, and I have not filled in so many weekends. In fact, I think we’ve only filled in seven. So I have like, what 40-something weeks of the year, I can still add things into. And look by Thanksgiving, there’s gonna be a lot put in there. But it’s just really, really nice that I get to sit in this moment and not go, whoa, next year, that’s a busy year, and really get to go okay, so what do I like? What will I be like so much FOMO if it doesn’t happen next year, and what do I’m like, I could go either way. And so I’m really getting to take the time, and Cambodia was a great place for me to do that. So I’m refreshed and ready to go. Okay, let’s talk about what would be fucking great to be in next year. And what would be nice to have, and what’s up if there’s space but not necessary. And so really be able to put those ideas in those little buckets. It’s just going to be really fun when I get to go plan things because I get to just really make it the year I want to. And that’s something I’ve always wanted to do since 2019. And 2020 was one of those years that like, everything got taken away. And so I was like, okay, be careful what you wish for. And so I’ve been a little bit more specific about clearing my years.
And so, you know, every single year I get better and better at knowing like, what’s too much for me? What’s just right, what’s the cadence, when’s the best time for things for me like what, what feels good, and it’s just really great. And so I want to celebrate with you that not planning is a win, especially if you’re an over-planner. If you are someone who fills all the things if you don’t plan, I don’t care if you start with not planning an hour, maybe don’t plan a day, maybe you don’t plan a week, like not planning is a humongous win. And so my love, stop waiting for these wins to be perfect and come in a bow with like I’m a winner on it and start taking notice of where you’re making amazing decisions in your life and that’s a fucking win. Thank you so much for letting me share that with you. All right, here is your mantra to think about and journal about, percolate on. I am well-rested and excited for the day. Especially a good mantra for like if you woke up tired as fuck today. I am well-rested and excited for the day. All right loves, thank you so much for letting me share your wins, my wins and I want to hear more wins. So make sure you tag the Be It pod. Send them to me so I can bring them on the podcast and until next time, Be It Till You See It.
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