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Ep. 222 FYF with Lesley
“You will move heaven and earth to make that happen.”
Discover Lesley’s inspiring journey as she and Brad achieved their goal, and turned their dream house into a reality. Join Lesley as she shares valuable insights and actionable advice on conquering perfectionism and manifesting your aspirations.
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In this episode you will learn about:
- How having a strong family goal can motivate you to work harder and achieve your goals.
- Overcoming fear of failure, perfectionism, and imposter syndrome.
- How Lesley and Brad redefined their goals in order to achieve their dream house.
- How to get specific on what you want and why you want it.
- Mentions Clare Sparrow, an agency member
- Mentions Bianca, an agency member
- Mentions Lisa McDonald, an agency member
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.
All right. Fuck Yeah Friday. Hi babes. How are you? How’s it going? Okay, so this is actually my first recording back since we got back from Korea. And I haven’t been able to share a win with you that happened a couple weeks ago. So, I’m gonna share one of the most amazing wins of Brad and I’s entire life with you in just a moment.
But first, of course, as always, I share your wins. So if you have a win you want me to announce, I wanna share it, it’s so fun. And it also is like the best way to start your weekend, don’t you think? So, like Fuck Yeah Friday is actually something that a friend of mine taught us all when I was under my first mastermind years ago.
And I was like, yeah, FYF. And I’ve been doing it ever since, like, I think it’s like 2018. And it’s a thing we do in AGENCY and it’s a thing that we do in OPC and it’s a thing we do in eLevate. It’s a thing we do in my household and it’s hopefully a thing that you’re doing because of this podcast and I truly would love to know.
So, you know, let me know by sending your wins in. So first win, let me pull this up. We had a couple wins from you guys I wanna share, because actually while I was gone, there’s just like a ton of wins that came through. So I’m gonna, I’m going to catch up on a lot of ’em. So the first one is from, we call her UK Claire, Claire Sparrow.
This is the woman, oh gosh, I’ve known her for years now. She’s an agency for a long time and we actually are gonna be at her place in Leads this summer. So I cannot wait to see her in real life. You’ve also heard her on the podcast, so this is actually someone you’ve heard before and she’s one of our favorite episodes you’ve all listened to. So, UK Claire, here she is. I’ve been working. I’ve been looking forward to sharing this week’s win. It’s been a corker. It must be a British thing. When I joined AGENCY in August, 2019, we had a dream as a family to own our own cottage in Scotland. With all that I have learned, I was able to take it from a dream to a goal and build the steps in the business that not only fulfilled my mission to help more women with chronic pelvic floor dysfunction, but also earned enough income to make a deposit for our dream cottage.
What I realized is that the big win is having a really strong family goal, made me push harder for my business goals, so I actually help way more women than I could have ever imagined. Today, my husband is eight hours from our leads home collecting the keys to our cottage in (…) Northeast Scotland.
Forgive my pronunciation. There are no words for how happy I am and how fueled I am to push further and set bigger goals. That said, I had a goal to write a book after a client said to me last year, you have a voice of hope. You are the voice of hope. She shared how it was my positivity and outlook that helped give the optimism that women can take charge of their pelvic health and that there is a non-surgical solution to prolapse.
Confirmed when I did a kickass promotion with existing clients, refer a friend, and out of almost 400 women, one referred their mom. This was so sad because whilst women talk nonstop in my group, they don’t talk out with outside the group. It reinforced the need to get a book out there. And to reach more women.
So this week I completed the 45,000 word manuscript of my book ready for the Editor to start on Monday. I can’t believe it. As a dyslexic, I lack so much confidence in my written work and my need to get the message out was a way stronger. So I have felt all the feels there have been a lot. She’s felt all the feels and there have been a lot. I was invited by Brent Anderson to speak on Pilates Hour podcast in July, which just so happens to be when the book launches, which is great timing. I taught a class for international brand Neom that has just gone live on their Facebook wellbeing group.
And asked for help. My goal for the year, my team stepped up without hesitation this week to cover my classes and clients to give me space I need to work on my book and deal with a sudden family illness. My middle son got the cast off his arm and it is healed well. So that is like 17 wins. But I just wanna like highlight a couple things really quickly.
She had a family goal she was so specific on, it made her work harder in her own business goals, which helps her help more women with their pelvic floor dysfunction, which helped her find women that told her you should write a book. And then she wrote a book and now she’s helping even more women with her mission that she’s doing on this earth , and because she has seen her goals, her vision, her mission become reality. She’s now even more motivated. So you all, it is so important to have these goals, and I’ll talk about that more in my win. But let me go onto another win because if you’re like, what is all that? I don’t know, that doesn’t relate to me, which I hope it does because my gosh, Claire, way to fucking go.
You’re phenomenal. And I love your family so much and I cannot wait to hang out with you in July when your book is launching so we can celebrate in real life. Bianca, who’s from Canada, Also an AGENCY member. She had two clients buy packages this week, you guys, this was right after our coaching call where she was like, I think I might need to get a part-time job.
And I was like, well, what are the things that we’re doing? Here’s the things you could be doing instead. So she booked two, two clients, bought packages this week. She had a client buy an intro session for next month. So I was like in advance. And now she’s in touch with a physiotherapist for competitive athlete, LA athletic client.
And it sounds like she wants to come with a long-term plan, incorporating Pilates into her routine. She’s fucking put herself out there. Way to go, Bianca. It’s not done. She’s got more wins. She attended a local women’s networking event last night and connect with a few women who wanted her business card.
That’s humongous. And she’s going to Niagara Falls to celebrate her wedding anniversary with her Hu husband. So love the business, love the personal wins, and also way to put yourself out there, Bianca. I know it’s so hard, you guys, it’s so hard for your business to grow. Like there’s ebbs and flows, ebbs and flows, and sometimes it’s like, why am I even doing this anymore?
And it’s like, get out there again and try again. And. Boom, look what happened. Alright, one more win for you all before mine. So this is Lisa McDonald’s. Here it is. Hi Wins. I became C P T certified today and I’m celebrating. It’s been a goal of mine since I finished my comprehensive certification with Balanced Body in 2020.
It took me so long to sign up and take it. Why? Because of fear failure, perfectionism, and imposter syndrome. Once I took the leap and, and signed up for it, I assumed I would pass given all the awesome education, Balanced Body, comprehensive and eLevate program gave me, and of course, practice personal with some of you and with clients.
Glad I took the leap and did it. I didn’t get a hundred percent, which kind of upset me. Got to keep working on the perfectionism thing. Old habits are hard to break, so an effort to break the habit and able to call myself recovering perfectionist. I’m sharing the information with you today, as well as writing so hard.
Here’s a pass, an exam. Accepting less than perfect. Two wins because perfect is boring, right? Yes, it is boring, Lisa. And also like, who needs a hundred percent on it? No one cares. No one cares. I hate to break this up, all of you, but like, yes, being an N C P T certified instructor is amazing because it does mean that you actually are truly a certified instructor.
You took a third party exam, but no one actually cares what your score was. No one’s gonna ever ask you. No one has ever asked me to see my certificates in general. But, so I understand as a recovering perfectionist as well, why you wanted to feel that way. I definitely did not get a hundred percent myself either.
And so wouldn’t you believe it doesn’t really matter. But I love that you took the test. I love that you felt the feelings and I love that you are using this experience as a way to like recover from being perfect because it is boring and you’re not boring, Lisa. So thank you to all of these members, eLevate an AGENCY for sharing these wins with everybody so I could share them with our listeners. Alright now. Let me tell you my wins. So my win, it’s a big one. And you, you may have already seen it because I did post this early because it happened in between me being able to record and going to Korea.
So back in 2020, Brad and I well, we had this opportunity when our entire life, like many peoples was canceled, like our entire schedule was canceled. So a lot of people, you know, they had to work from home instead of going into the office, but like, our entire year was canceled. So all of the countries that we had workshops in, contracts in, all of the retreats after March, we did that one.
My studio shut down, which my goals for the year was like, it was in… In March, I knew I was going to give half of my clientele away to my renters and just keep a few of my people. But the fact that I didn’t actually get to say goodbye or didn’t get to tell them that in person was a little rough.
And at any rate, you know, I know that you’re listening to this and you had an interesting 2020 as well, so I know you get this. So in April of 2020, we like sat down and like redefined our goals for our future with this like, new, interesting way of doing things. And we wrote down what we wanted our dream home to be in Las Vegas.
We knew how many rooms we wanted. We knew what kind of house we wanted it to be. We knew what each room was gonna do. We did all these things that we like truly like got down and dirty with how much it would cost, how much we could spend, how much we could afford, everything. Right? And we did this with one of my past guests, Kareen Walsh here on the podcast.
And then in May, we actually had enough money to make that happen. At least make a deposit, a down payment on a house happen. But we actually didn’t have, we didn’t have like the history that banks wanna loan money to because we worked for ourselves. No bank wants to get a mortgage to people who work for themselves.
And we were for ourselves in the state of California, which means we like definitely wrote as much off as we could because we truly wanted to hire a team. And so that meant we had to spend a lot of money investing on our team and not in ourselves. So we were not ideal candidates for buying a house.
So because of amazing people in this world, we had connected with someone who helps entrepreneurs get into houses. And he does that by doing contracts to deeds or like basically like a rent to own and, sure enough I wanted to move into our house on June 1st, 2020. Like, that was like my deadline. I was like, June 1st, we must move by June 1st.
And so we did. We actually found a house nine days before June 1st. And saw it in real life. We drove out. We found it was like exactly like, it was amazing. And by June 1st we were moving in and that was amazing. But we had three years to get a mortgage. We had three years to qualify for a mortgage.
And that can sound easy if one of your people in your relationship is a W two. And while we both have W two s, cause we’re both employees of our own business, we still run our own business. And so therefore, still not ideal candidates. And then also like, you know, we’re elder millennials, we had student loans, we had debt, we like hello, trying to like survive, you know, nine 11 and recessions and all of that stuff.
And so there’s a lot that we had to overcome in a very short period of time. And we had an amazing team that we had helping us make every single decision there ever could be around how you spend your money. We had somebody telling us like, like we made sure we evaluated everything. We bought a van, we did this, we got a loan for the business, we did this.
We did everything in a way to make sure that we could get a mortgage by the time we needed to. 18 months ago, we started the process of trying to get a mortgage and multiple mortgage brokers, like literally didn’t return our calls. I’m talking multiple and we just kept going cause I was like, we can pay.
We are paying for this cost for now. Like we can’t do it. We are being it till we see it. I am not fucking letting this house go. You don’t get to manifest something and then live in it and then it gets taken away. Like I was like, we were not gonna let this happen. So at any rate, we did find some mortgage broker who believed he could help us and it took him 10 months.
I took our CPA multiple filings and we were able to, by the grace of actually like the FHA, the government changing what they would do, like there was a whole process that goes into it. So whenever you see anybody like making the goal happen, I want you to know like they’re not lucky. They work their fucking ass off.
Okay. And I say that from a place of so much love. I say that from a place of like, just reminding you that you can have what you want. It is preparation and really, truly getting super clear on what you want and why you want it, and not giving up until it happened. So I want you to go back to uk Claire’s, even her win.
Like that dream that she had, that wasn’t luck that got her there. It was hard work of building a team, of getting people to hear her message and staying on mission. It was, the truth is, is that we didn’t just start working 18 months on this. We started working from June 1st, 2020, on getting this mortgage and it took us 18 months to get it.
And here, oh my gosh. Here’s, okay, so here’s the actual win. So we had Meridith’s wedding to go to and we came home for 26 hours. We had to sign the mortgage on that day, on May 15th, we had to sign it because we’re gonna be gone for what was supposed to be only 11 days, ended up being almost 13 days, and then there was a holiday weekend.
So like it would just, the contract would’ve expired by the time if we had waited any longer. And we, I mean, got ourselves by the last minute or the last client on the last possible day, we could sign this mortgage, sign this mortgage and the house that you have been seeing pictures of, the house that we live in, the house we talk about all the time, the cactuses that Brad talks about.
This house is our house. We’re not renting this house. There’s no deadline anymore. Like we got this house and I’m so proud of Brad and I, but I’m also so grateful for the massive, amazing team and the effort we put in. I share this one with you because if you can get super specific on what you want and why you want it, I promise you, there’s no stopping you.
I promise you, there’s no stopping you. I promise you won’t let anything get in the way. You will move heaven and earth to make that happen. And I share this one with you because I do hope that you do that. I want you to experience moving heaven and earth to have the win that you wanna have to have, the thing that you wanna have to have, the life that you wanna have, cuz you deserve it and you’re amazing.
Thank you so much for letting me share this FYF with you today. It’s a little bit longer one, I apologize, but I needed to share it with you because, because that’s like this entire house was being it till we see it, the whole last three years was literally being it till we see it to live in this house.
So being until you see it works, thank you so much and until next time, you need to Be It Till You See It. Have a good day.
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