Sorry that I totally bailed on writing you last week. I was actually in Mexico on a self-led writer’s retreat to work on the new curriculum for Live More Weigh Less (coming in April). Though the core of the program is the same, I’ve taken all of the learnings and feedback from 2012 to create an even more effective program. My goal is to have it be the last weight loss program you’ll ever have to take, and with that comes a LOT of pressure (good pressure) to give you everything you need, delivered in the most effective, fun and beautiful way. I can’t wait for you to experience it.
Since returning from Mexico I’ve had a lot of people making casual comments like…
“You were in Hawaii AND Mexico this month? Must be nice to be you.”
“I can’t figure it out, do you ever work?”
“Your life isn’t real.”
“When do you make money?”
Though I wish I could say that I respond with confidence, most of time I laugh it off and tell people how much writing I got done in Mexico to prove that I’m a hard worker and say how lucky Jonathan and I were to spend time in Hawaii because we both work so hard.
I was apologizing for accomplishing two of my dreams: going on a romantic vacation for no reason except for the fact I’m in love with my husband, and working from a tropical paradise because I don’t have to report to anyone but myself.
(If you’re craving this lifestyle for yourself, you should check out my business coach, Marie Forleo’s B-School, where she teaches women how to make it big online. When you sign up through my unique link you’ll be able to join my group mentorship program for free. You can get all the deets here: http://sarahjenks.com/blog/bschool)
Jonathan was present when someone made one of the comments above and before I had time to apologize for my lifestyle he chimed in, “Sarah doesn’t live by the old working model that we know. She’s figured out how to work less, and make more. More hours don’t equal more money for her. I think it’s awesome.”
Of course I’ve had weeks when I’m working around the clock and I definitely have my fair share of anxiety when it comes to producing results for my clients, but overall I’ve learned that stress and struggle do not lead to success – in work or in weight. Tweet it!
There’s this universal idea that if you suffer, struggle and work your ass off for long enough that it will eventually create wealth, beauty and happiness in your life.
It’s like saying if you practice being miserable for long enough then one day you’ll wake up and be really good at being happy.
That’s like saying that if you practice playing guitar for months then you’ll automatically become a good baseball player.
Hmmm. See the issue here? It doesn’t add up.
When it comes to losing weight, I believe that you need to put down the struggle and restriction and pick up the fun, ease and adventure.
When it comes to work, I believe you need to trade in the cubicles and late nights for gorgeous views and long lunch breaks.
My friend Nisha Moodley puts it as: “Try Easier”.
So in the comments below I want to know how you’re going to try easier this week? And if you’re stumped, let me know and I’ll give you my two cents.
P.S. I can’t tell you how grateful I am to have a life full of travel and adventure, but none it happened by accident. I consciously created the lifestyle I want by adopting some simple, yet life changing strategies. The woman who helped me accomplish all of this is now opening her doors to welcome a new crew of entrepreneurs into her B-School program, and when you sign up through my unique link (bschool link) you’ll get my group mentorship program for free. I’m telling you this because I’ve learned so much from Marie and if you have your own business, I don’t want you to miss out. You can learn all about B-School and my mentorship program here: http://sarahjenks.com/blog/bschool. Ta ta!