#LadyBoss: Redefining what a boss looks like

Jessica Schatz | The Core Expert™ Master Pilates Instructor, Yoga Teacher, Health and Wellness Coach, Mindfulness and Meditation Teacher, JOGA® Coach

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If you let go of your “idea” of what your life has to look like, your world will get so much bigger. Many years ago a mentor of mine said this to me. At the time, I was not in a place in my life where I knew how to receive it. Nor did I understand how it would apply to my life. I had suffered a traumatic injury resulting in the end of my dance career, leading to all kinds of physical and emotional turmoil. I struggled to comprehend how to share my gifts with the world without dance. Through the darkest times, I was able to discover and hone the tools and skills to overcome these things and find my way through to the other side – to a life of health and wellness. To a life where I could let go of my “idea” of who I was and what I was meant to do.  I’ve dedicated my life to helping others do the same.While adversity can feel like a disaster when it presents itself, adversity – even the most challenging – offers us an opportunity for the most enormous growth. In fact these times, steeped in pain and difficulty, hold the potential to transform our lives for the better. It is through hardship that we learn nothing in life worth having comes easy. In fact, I believe I was lucky to experience, survive, and grow from episodes of anxiety, panic, and depression because all of these things inform my work, life, and the journey on the road ahead. Overcoming challenges has offered me the opportunity and resolve to reach out and help others thrive, despite their own debilitating obstacles.We teach best what we most need to learn. Together, we each push through to higher versions of ourselves. The task is to embrace vulnerability, bravely face and accept who we are, and believe in who we are meant to be. So remember, the more you let go of your “idea” of who you are supposed to be, and what your life has to look like, the bigger your world becomes. Don’t be afraid of opening your door, and your heart, and letting the world in. We are all in this together.

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