Six months ago I watched this Ted Talk by Brene Brown and it rocked my world.
She basically challenged me to be willing to get naked, per say, and walk into the stadium where all my friends, family, supporters, and lurkers are sitting and put myself out there. Here’s a quote,
“If we want to be courageous and we want to be in the arena, we’re going to get our butts kicked,” she says. “There is no option. If you want to be brave and show up in your life, you’re going to fail. You’re going to stumble. You’re going to fall. It’s part of showing up.” Brene Brown
Thank you Brene Brown. It goes so much further then her, it is the driving force of my life to be led of the Holy Spirit. I’m about to get more transparent and vulnerable than I ever have in my life, but will also dare more than I ever have before.
“It’s not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the person who is in the arena. Whose face is marred with dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly … who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly …” President Theodore Roosevelt
Many changes coming in 2016. Why?
I’m on a crusade to not only help pastors, but anyone that stumbles upon this website that struggles with emotional, mental, physical, or spiritual health. To me it is all wrapped holistically. I see the struggles, I hear the voices, I get the emails, I get the texts, and I my heart longs to fulfill my assignment to help.
Moving Forward into 2016
I will be learning, researching, reading, listening, watching, interviewing, gathering, and coaching. I will sift through the piles, clear through confusion, dig into scripture, and pray about how I can then be an instrument and a mouthpiece.
I know pastors don’t have time to read tons of books on health, so I will to save them time and create book summaries.
I will do my best to write two articles a week in 2016 on Tuesdays and Fridays majoring in physical, mental, and emotional health. Within that I will focus on minors, pastoral pain points if you will, that get in the way such as: stress, depression, willpower,consistency, and productivity.
My aim is to not just learn and write about all of this. My focus will be to also experiment in my own life which will bring successes and failures in my own pursuit of health. Perhaps you can avoid my mistakes and learn about my own health philosophy…. the tortoise effect. You will be able to subscribe via email and opt-in to follow my own journey of health.
I will do my best to post workouts and meals on my Twitter page and Instagram. My personal Facebook profile will transition into a Fan Page so that I can draw a line in the social media sand and not clutter my personal profile with just health stuff.
This website will be getting a new face lift soon, hoping by the start of 2016, and I invite you on the journey with me.
The signature online course Fit Pastors Academy will be completely revised and redone with the new knowledge and lessons learned to create a far premier quality product to focus more on habit formation and lifestyle change.
Once again I will do my best with the greatest of intentions to be of service to you. I don’t want to waste your time or be an annoyance in your inbox.
Please give me grace as I embark to write twice a week and become far more public with my own health journey.
Because I’m perfection? Far from it. Only an instrument that has a heart to come alongside you and encourage you and let you know you’re not alone.
So. I invite you on this epic journey with me and many others to be on a daily pursuit of health so that we can fulfill our assignment on planet earth with as much energy, credibility, confidence, and longevity as possible.
What about you? Is their something you’ve been holding back? Has the Lord asked something of you but you are afraid? Afraid to be vulnerable? Afraid to get naked in the arena of life?
2016. Make it your year! Lets do this together!