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The Blowing of the wind…


Welcome back to the Rise & Shine blog

I've learned so much from being on Redshift Radio with co-presenter Emma Foden, that it feels right to share it as part of this weeks blog

To get you started this week I would like to share with you a quote from my good friend (and regular source of inspiration) Miles Hilton-Barber;

He says:

"It's not the blowing of the wind that determines your destination in life, it's the direction you set your sails..."

When I first heard this (on his CD) I was literally blown away.

When I met him in the flesh, I felt inspired and energised to do more with my own life.

When I spoke to him this morning he asked me what I had been up to since my London Marathon experience in April. Well...where do I start; I said to him. We agreed to speak tomorrow when he's back in the office!

Back in 2009 I was working in the corporate world, spending lots of time away from my family and friends. I couldn't see a way out; a way to spend more time with my family and to be able to do things that I was passionate about.

In some ways I was being 'blown' in all directions by the wind. As you know, I made some decisions and new choices.

In July I was looking at my twitter profile and came across Emma Foden from Dynamic Fitness. Having read through her website I told myself that there might be some 'synergy' between what Emma does and what I do.

A couple of weeks later we met (beginning of August). Before we set off on our family holiday to Cornwall, Emma asked me if I would be interested in co-presenting a weekly motivational show called 'Monday Motivator! I agreed instantly (as this was one of my life goals), and then had a horrible thought about dressing up in lycra! Needless to say we were able to encourage Liz at Redshift to rename our show KickStart. (Every Monday 12-2)

Now, here's the learning; if you haven't set the direction of your sails, you too may be feeling the same way that I did last year. The wind can blow gently or fiercely at times, whilst also changing direction at any moment.

It's during those times when it's fierce that you may find yourself with a dilemma.

Do you keep on course and fight against the wind, hoping that it will change back to the original direction? Or do you change your direction (your sails) to maximise the winds enormous power?

Those of you who are successful in life will anticipate the wind changing and adjust your sails accordingly.

Those of you who continually fight against that changing wind, may find that life is a constant struggle - a bit like running into the wind!

Going back to the quote from Miles:

Without a clear dream or goal (a destination) to aim for and to focus on, at times the wind will feel too strong and it will blow you all over the place. Likewise, sometimes the wind will be really calm and you'll find yourself drifting aimlessly toward nowhere.

Have a great week and I'll be back next time to share some more.

In the meantime if you would like to find out more about Emma from Dynamic Fitness or our KickStart show on Redshift Radio, please click the links below.




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