Two words: Tony Robbins
I’m not a die-hard Tony Robbins fan. In fact, I rarely listen to him.
This isn’t because I don’t believe in his work or the value he brings to others, I’d just rather spend the free time I have listening to something spiritual and hugging trees.
But today I watched a video about raising standards and immediately the light bulbs of connection went off in my brain…
The most common association I’ve seen with women in my coaching sessions recently is that they haven’t thought about raising their standards for years….until now.
They've waited until they have no other choice but to get healthy and to do something about it.
Think about this for a second. We ALL have things that we are putting on the back burner or aren’t paying too much attention to.
Not paying attention to until your 6 feet under screaming for air. Those things you’ve let slit because “life happens” and now your deep into either a health issue, lack confidence and lack of self-worth, or maybe not connecting with yourself on the deep levels you used.
And now you feel lost.
This is an example pertaining to valuing health and not letting yourself go year after year until you all of a sudden (which again, this didn’t randomly happen, it was allowed) you develop a health condition, gain 20 lbs, develop an imbalance hormonally and no longer have any zest for life.
This can also happen in relationships, friendships, and career.
For me, I have to practice raising the bar in the constantly evolving health industry, making sure I don’t miss a beat and keeping up with the science of it.
On a personal level, I have to work at raising the bar and my standards when it comes to my self -care practice because sometimes the face masks, baths, and meditation become too routine and I miss the point of why I do it all....
If your standard for yourself is negative self-talk, putting crappy food in your body (yet denying it) and not taking proper care of every other aspect of your life, I can promise you that this will catch up to you.
What you appreciate, appreciates.
I'm a firm believer that how you do one thing is how you do everything, so on this rainy Tuesday (get it together, Arizona) I challenge you to take inventory of your life and find out where you can up your game.
Here are a few examples of how you can raise your standards TODAY and improve your life as well as the lives of others:
Put yourself together every day: Do your hair, makeup, and wear what makes you feel confident! For me, I feel my best with my hair and makeup done but being in workout clothes. For you it may be stilettos.
Be more reliable. If you commit to something, commit to it. If you can’t do it, let them know but do not be flaky.
Set more boundaries. You may think that this negates the one above and may be confusing but these two are not related. Example 1: You tell someone you will meet them for lunch then you ghost them and don’t respond….lack of reliability. Example 2: Your friends text you and you don’t text them back because you’re busy working….boundaries. Boundaries are not selfish, being unreliable is because you are wasting others time.
Be the person who stops negativity in its tracks. Be the leader.
Strive to touch more lives and create a ripple effect. Say hello to everyone you see.
Go to the gym or be active one more time during the week than you normally do. You don’t even need to go wild, even sitting in the sauna or stretching will add huge value to your life.
Give 10% more energy and value to your clients going the extra mile.
Actions you do consistently help you to raise the bar and increase your confidence like you wouldn’t believe.
I’m not a huge fan of the term be “1%” better because I think we can all do better than that, so strive to be 27% better;)
When you raise your standards you are literally sending a message to the Universe that are deserve more, you deserve better, and the Universe agrees.
There is NOTHING selfish about raising the bar and raising the standards you have set for yourself and taking inventory of your life.