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    REENIE131   54,635
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Need encouragement.

Sunday, March 04, 2012

And I KNOW this is the place to go for it!

Tell me I can, please? Tell me I can do these things I want to do. Tell me I'm good enough. I need affirmations that I'm just not quite feeling yet, but I want to!

I recently became a hoopnotica certified hula hooping instructor, and I feel like I'm standing in my own way as far as starting to teach classes. I WANT to teach, I WANT to branch out from just doing massage and start working on the fitness side of our business (I co-own a fitness and massage company with a personal trainer) I WANT to start contracting more massage therapists with our company so that I can concentrate on 1) my regular clients I already have 2) the actual business of running our business and 3) building hooping classes and groups. I love being a massage therapist, but I want to be MORE too. Am I crazy?

I got an email from Hoopnotica a couple days ago. I had submitted my story of weight loss and hooping and what it means to me. They notified me that I was one of the people chosen to be a testimonial for them. They're going to use my story as a testimonial to what hooping can do, and I'm VERY excited about that, but I know myself.

I have to write my bio, my story in a longer format that I gave them already, and take pictures of myself...by March 15th. I'm terrified. Mere words cannot express how much I HATE pictures of myself. I'm afraid I'm going to listen to the voices in my head that tell me how bad I look, and that I should just be satisfied with what I'm doing now...and just procrastinate myself out of doing what I need to do to go forward with this. It's a huge leap for me, and I suspect being part of the hoopnotica thing will give legitimacy to classes that I put together too.
I've also been asked by a friend to write an article on hooping for an e-magazine she and her business are starting. This is another fantastic way to get my name out there as an expert on hooping. This is also due by mid-March.

Tell me I can do this. Tell me I don't want too much, that I can work at this, and make it happen the way I want it to. Help me to not stand in my own way....please?

I know this is a little disjointed, but I had to type it as I was feeling it, or I don't know if I'd have gotten it out.
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FOREVERMOMENTS 3/5/2012 12:50PM

    A big part of being successful in business is going out there and being visible. You can do this! The more people that see you and know what you do, they will want to do business with you. People want to do business with people they trust and feel comfortable with.

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7356WILMA 3/4/2012 9:10PM

  You can do it!!! emoticon emoticon

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PANDAS10 3/4/2012 3:52PM

    I think this is an excellent opportunity for you - both professionally and with overcoming some of your anxiety.
Taking pictures isn't the end of the world... and we are our own worst critic - you may have difficulty seeing yourself physically the way that others do, but this would be a huge stepping stone to overcoming your anxiety over your physical appearance.
Also taking pictures might help to motivate you in ways you maybe didn't anticipate before. It won't be easy to overcome, but if you follow through with this, then you have definitely reached a milestone that will be proud to have achieved.
Hang in there and follow your heart (not your self-criticisms). You will not regret doing this and it will help you develop more self-confidence... but I bet if you don't, years from now you will regret letting this opportunity slip through you fingers.
You can do it and it will be awesome! emoticon

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LGAR519 3/4/2012 2:43PM

    I believe we can do anything that we really want to do. You have to be determined. You've come this far. You can go farther!!

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FITKAT62 3/4/2012 11:09AM

    You just need to have more confidence in yourself. Don't focus on the photos as being a negative thing. Just think of the positive effect they can have on your business.

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DIETER27 3/4/2012 10:31AM

  You can do this! You have to keep the right mindset. You are already teaching the classes . Everyday you are doing something new. You have already accomplished so much in your life so far. Don't give up your dream. Believe in yourself and things will happen.

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