Saturday night, I flew to NYC to watch my mom graduate from the Accomplishment Coaching program. I’ve been one of her #1 cheerleaders on her journey to becoming a coach, and wanted to celebrate her milestone.
But I was on the fence about going.
The reason: I was afraid to say yes to one more thing. My hesitation had nothing to do with my mom, who’s one of the most important people in my life. It had everything to do with January being jam-packed, and I’m very conscious about what I say yes to so I can be fully present at each commitment.
For me, the week after her graduation has been wild. On Monday, I led a team workshop. Tuesday night, I spoke on a panel and I’ll do the same thing tonight. Thursday, I’m co-leading my first retreat with Matt for the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra. And Friday is the big time: Kicking off the Luscious Mother Retreat with all new content. It’s a whole new ballgame from last year and we’ve tripled in size.
Mama’s got stuff going on and I LOVE it, but I was terrified to say yes to that one more thing — even if it was for my mom.
That’s when I needed to say yes to my highest self, to my biggest commitments in the world, which include one of my favorite people on the planet.
I picked my mom.
It was 100 percent the right choice. She told me her graduation was one of the greatest nights of her life. I got to sit by the CEO who’s also my old coach and watch people graduate after a year of transformation in the program.
This was my thought process to conscious commitment-making:
Here’s how the answers to those questions shook out for me: My mom is one of the most important relationships in my life, coaching is my life and all the people there are my community. I was saying yes to my world, to the people who trained me, people near and dear to me.
Tell me: What are you saying yes to? Are you looking at your authentic yeses, not what is great for other people but what’s great for you? Where are you trusting yourself, and where are you limiting possibility?
If I’m seeing you at the retreat this weekend, I CAN’T WAIT TO SEE YOU.
And there’s still time if you want to join the party. Two spots left!
Until next time, keep that luscious heart.
With deep love and gratitude,