Monday, February 17, 2014

Learning is a great thing!

So I've been studying and learning a lot about how to be better at helping other people on their own fitness and finance journeys. I am amazed at how this is affecting my life. I'm busier than ever because I'm not only being a wife, mom, working full time and coaching, but now I'm also studying about how to be a better coach. I absolutely love helping others on their own journey to better fitness and better financial stability. The thing that surprised me is that when I spend even just 10 minutes a day learning something new I have more energy for all my other "jobs". Maybe energy isn't exactly the correct word. I want to say motivation, and that is definitely part of it, but that's not exactly it either. I find that I am more attune to those around me, more aware of things that I can do to be of service to others, that is invigorating. As I read, study and especially apply the things I'm learning I just get more excited to learn and do more! This is a side effect of learning to be a coach that I never expected! It is one that I have been happily surprised by however!

So what do I do with this unexpected surprise? Oh, I just dive into more learning! That's right! I just start reading more and more and then applying the things I've learned. And that starts the cycle all over again! I don't remember ever being this excited about learning while I was in school. I think that's a big reason why I was so surprised by this. It's so empowering and fulfilling to learn new ways to "Pay it forward"!

It doesn't matter what it is that interests you, or how much education you already have. Find something to learn about. Find a way to continue to grow as an individual. Learning and growing and changing is so good for each and every one of us. It helps keep things interesting and new and exciting! It doesn't have to be a college course. It doesn't have to be anything formal. You can do it in a formal setting or in your own home on your own schedule. It doesn't matter. Just find something to challenge yourself with!