Trick or Treat Smell my feet give me something good to eat if you don’t I don’t care, I’ll just go to Whole Foods and buy a granola bar. HA! May this month be filled with pumpkins, autumn leaves, and cozy sweaters… Happy Halloween!!!
* Inspiration – The Fear of Failure
By this point in your life you’ve almost certainly heard the famous acronym; FEAR is “F-alse, E-vidence, A-ppearing, R-eal.” And unless you’ve really taken time to translate this acronym/saying you’re probably rolling your eyes and looking for the unsubscribe button to this Email Blast as we speak… Am I right or am I right?
Listen I’m in the same boat on this one but after reading the book “The Slight Edge” by Jeff Olson something in me clicked and I started to reconnect with this annoying yet useful saying. Having FEAR is a part of all of us… If you aren’t afraid of something in your life you’re either a liar or you’ve shoved it down so deep you aren’t even aware of how powerfully it affects you.
Fear is that voice in your head that says; No immediately, That’s impossible, I can’t do that, I’m to old, I’m to young, I’m not smart enough? That’s all Fear is, it’s stopping the possibility of something new in your life because you’re “Afraid” of what will happen? But remember what will happen is only “False Evidence Appearing Real.” You can never really know what’s around the corner you just think you might, right? You think you shouldn’t go for it because you’re being “smart” or playing it “safe,” But what is safe and is “playing it safe” really smart? Having a corporate job, getting married, graduating from an Ivy League school… Does that guarantee happiness and success? Clearly in this day in age there are very few things that are certain.
True power of certainty comes from going for it and trusting in yourself that you will be ok. That’s what takes real courage, following your dreams and not worrying about the consequences good or bad. If you can muster up the strength to go for your opportunities, that’s the smartest thing you could ever do for yourself in your life. We as a people need to learn how to “Jump”… Go for our dreams and not worry about negative outcomes because the truth is playing it safe isn’t safe any more. “Safe” isn’t a reality it’s a mindset. The only thing that’s safe and real in life is this moment right now and how we choose to respond to it.
I think it’s crucial that no matter how painful it is in your life you must follow your heart. Don’t let “FEAR” ever get in your way… Trust you can do it, trust you will figure it out.
Final Question: Don’t you want to be able to look in the mirror on the last days of your life exhausted yet completely satisfied and happy? Happy because you know you lived your life to it’s fullest… You jumped, you went for it… You lived.
Here are 2 examples of Men who were once considered major “Failures” in their lives- From the book “The Slight Edge.”
1. “This man ran for the state legislature and was defeated.
Seven years later, he ran for Congress and was defeated.
Five years later, he ran for Congress again and was defeated.
Seven years later, he ran for Senate and was defeated.
A year later, he ran for Vice President and was defeated.
A year later, he ran for the Senate and was defeated.
Two years later, he ran for President AND WON.
Who was it? Abraham Lincoln.”
2. “This man’s first business was dissolved.
His first distribution deal fell through.
His employees were stolen from him.
His first animated production went bankrupt.
He was told he had no imagination.
His vision led to 26 ACADEMY AWARDS.
Who was it? Walt Disney.”
* EXTRA EXTRA! – MTV
Set your DVRs for Wednesday October 13th! The Show filmed for MTV in August-September is set to air. WOOOO!!!
Time: 4pm – hence the DVR
Channel: MTV, Channel 20 in NYC
When: Wednesday October 13th
Here’s some background info on the SHOW. http://www.mtv.com/shows/made/series.jhtml According to the producers this episode is going to be FANTASTIC, time will tell
Frown Turned Upside Down: Due to filming the 2nd MTV episode I won’t be able to have a viewing party for the 1st episode. Guess that means we’ll have to double-up next time for both shows?! As the Famous Tim Dunn says…. “MAKE IT WORK.”
* ANOTHER SHOW with MTV?!
On Wednesday September 22nd MTV asked me to be a Coach for their HIT Series MADE again?! Hip Hip HoooooOOOOOORRAYY!!!
Truth: Several days prior to MTV’s call I felt completely down in the dumps because I didn’t get chosen for a show I recently gone through a rather rigorous audition process for. Guys, I made it to the finals but in the end they went with another girl. BLAHHHHH. That’s how I came to find the book “The Slight Edge” from the Inspiration section of this email.
Proof: It’s not what happens to you, it’s how you react to it. Never give up on your dreams and keep your head up because you don’t know what’s RIGHT around the corner. Sometimes things don’t work out because they weren’t supposed to, trust your journey.
Thank YOU Christalyn & Elyse for helping the grieving process vanish in an instant!
* The Dove Movement
Dove, the extraordinary brand that features REAL women in their AD Campaigns asked
little old ME to take part in an INSPIRING event this month. The Dove Movement for
Self-Esteem is about creating a world where beauty is a source of confidence, not
anxiety and inspiring all women to take simple actions that build self-esteem in
Dove is inviting everyone to get involved and make a difference during the Dove
Self-Esteem Weekend (Oct 22-24). Specifically, they are encouraging everyone to
commit to spending an hour with a girl in their lives on a self-esteem building
activity. Their partners, the Girl Scouts, Boys & Girls Clubs and Girls Inc. will
also have chapter events throughout the country.
Dove is kicking off the weekend with a great self-esteem building event in New York
that I’m honored to be a part of and I wanted to let you know how you can get
involved. Take a second and visit dovemovement.com to see all of the events that are taking place across the country.
Also I was given the opportunity to invite 5 girls, ages 13-15, to the event. If you have daughters or know of young girls who’d be interested in taking part in this fantastic event shoot me an email today–Lacey@laceystonefitness.com . The only caveat is that the girl must be accompanied by mentors who can coordinate transportation, school permissions, etc.
Come join the FUN, one hour can make a HUGE difference in a girl’s life. GOOO DOVE!
WALL STREET JOURNAL: I had a little mention in the Wall Street Journal last month about BOOTY. Thanks to Katie Fox for spotting it!
MTV: In case you missed it the first 15 mentions, Set your DVRS for Wednesday October 13th at 4pm channel 22 in NYC… And tune in to MTV for the rest of the world.
BOOTYCamp!: Camp was featured on this awesome new Fitness Websitehttp://mizzfit.com/view/post/toning_shoes_dont_work/ Thank you Bianca for the shout out! And thank YOU Matt Townsend for wrapping up an awesome summer of outdoor workouts! Until next season- 1, 2, 3… TOGETHER
* September’s MUSIC Top10!
Music makes the People come together! If you’d like a quick link to the music below just click -http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewIMix?id=394438113 OR if you’d like to check out more of my favorite tunes just log onto http://www.laceystonefitness.com/playlist.htm
1. U Should Know Better – Robyn & Snoop Dogg
2. Take It Off – Ke$ha
3. Radioactive – Kings of Leon
4. Peacock (Cory Enemy & Mia Moretti Vocal Club Mix) – Katy Perry
5. Only Girl (In the World) – Rihanna
6. Just a Dream – Nelly
7. I’m In Love – Alex Gaudino
8. Dog Days Are Over – Florence + The Machine
9. Cosmic Love – Florence + The Machine
10. Brave – Kelis
* TRAVEL in October
I will be away the first 2 weeks of October – the 4th-15th
I’m BACCKKKK the last 2 weeks of October to teach everything – the 18th-22nd Here’s a quick link to my schedule - http://www.laceystonefitness.com/schedule.htm
Hard news to stomach…
Because I’m back and fourth through December 11th due to the MTV show I miss a ton of Fridays. Aannd all the Holidays fall in there, Thanksgiving/Hanukkah/Christmas/New Years/etc… before we know it, it’s 2011.
NOOO, YIP!: Mark Hendricks and I agreed that Friday’s 6.30am TheBigGAME! will be taken off the schedule for the rest of 2010. When we decided this a tear rolled down my face… That was my first class ever on the Equinox Schedule. Sigh… Sad feeling in my stomach and my heart. It is my deepest hope that come January 1st, 2011 Friday Morning’s TheBigGAME! will be back on the Equinox schedule. And the Early Birds of Greenwich Village will set their alarms before the sun wakes up for a celebratory reunion of sweat… 1, 2, 3 TOGETHER!
Every other class stays the SAME through 2010 - http://www.laceystonefitness.com/schedule.htm
Words of advice from one of the GREATEST Coaches of all time, Vince Lombardi.
“Winning is not a sometime thing: it is an all the time thing. You don’t win once in a while; you don’t do the right thing once in a while; you do them right all the time. Winning is a habit; unfortunately, so is losing.” – From the All-Time Winningest Coach of the Green Bay Packers, VL
Passion.Patience.Persistence = EXCELLENCE