November 4, 2011
New POP Kicks Video & My Brief Thoughts on Following your Heart to Success
New POP Kicks Video! This vid got my heart PUMPING like crazy!!! It’s a lower body edition so lots of kicks and jumping and lunging and squatting. You like?
On to other news…
It’s raining right now. I hate it! Makes me sad. Some days I find it comforting but not right now. I’m just not ready. Yet I am grateful that it’s been so hot for so long over here on the West Coast. November and sunny. Until today that is. Boo. I shouldn’t complain though. Last year this time I was experiencing living in the city in the snow for the first time in my life. Oh boy. Oh Boston.
It’s about to be the 1 year anniversary of me quitting my job. The past few days I’ve been thinking about Boston a lot, just because I’ve been thinking about what this past year has really meant to me. A year ago, I was sitting at a cubicle, staring at a computer screen, and hating my life. In fact, I dreaded going to work everyday. Sundays nights stressed me out the most. I felt like a lowly low life when I was there…I just wasn’t meant for the corporate world I guess.
After college, I had landed myself a “dream job” and remember crying tears of joy, telling all my family and friends that I was set for life. I was in the highly competitive fashion buying world – every girl’s heaven right? Well…things never turn out the way you think they will. Especially in my world. Less than a year later (I didn’t even last a year) I grabbed my handbag and walked out in my heels and pencil skirt. Yes, I used to wear clothes that wear not made out of lycra and spandex. Would you be surprised to hear that I have over 100 pairs of heels? I kid you not. I had to donate a ton of them when I moved from Boston but there once was a Cassey who did not live in gym clothes all day.
I wanna write soooo much more right now, but I have to contain myself for the actual anniversary post. Something cool will be happening in about 1 and 1/2 weeks. I am trying soooo hard to find my actual quit date but I honestly don’t remember. I bet you the day I told my boss that I was leaving is the day that this “thing” is going to happen. All I just know is that it was like a week before Thanksgiving.
Without saying too much more, (sorry I’m teasing you!) today I wanna empower you guys to find true happiness and to live passionately. Take a serious moment to think about these questions:
If you’re in love, are you loving with your whole heart?
If you have a dream, have you woken up to turn it into reality?
If you want to succeed, are you driving yourself at full speed?
I find that a lot of people settle. They won’t admit it but I don’t blame them. Sometimes you have to mask the pain to live with it. But it doesn’t work that way for long. You begin to poison yourself with negativity and emptiness the more you try to live a life that’s not full of love, passion, and drive.
It takes time and maturity for someone to realize their path and their potential. From experience, I know that it’s hard to pinpoint what your true calling is – it’s MUCH EASIER to brush off one by one the things you hate. (Unfortunately if one of those things is your job…you’ll have to think about finances and other adult worries.) Give yourself time to listen to your gut and try to be sensitive to your feelings. These instincts are nature’s way of ultimately guiding you to your calling.
Whether you wanna quit your job or get the body of your dreams, the key to success is DRIVE. I’ve been seeing a lot of posts lately from you guys saying things like:
“This is hard, how do I stay on track?”
“I ate a cookie. I’m gonna beat myself up now.”
“I messed up. Will have to start over when I have strength.”
I wanna hold you by the shoulders, look you in the eye and say, “LOOK! Stop fretting the small stuff! Look at the big picture. If you want something SOOOOOOO BAD, you’ll do anything to get it right?? KEEP GOING!!!”
YOU will figure out how to get there. I promise you. IF you want it that badly, you will. Well, do you want it that badly?
Sure I can give you a step by step how-to guide on healthy living, but who wants to be governed by charts and numbers all day? You need to have it in you. You need to light your own fire. Put your head in the right place. See the end goal. And live for it. BE DRIVEN.
Motivated people are successful people. They say they want something and they DO IT. They don’t just talk about it. They execute.
So POPsters, today you need to get moving. Start being in tune with your mind & body and live life FULLY.
Now tell me…what are your goals and are you actively working towards them?