As I am sitting here thinking about my goals and the ones that I have achieved, the ones I'm still working on and those that fell off it dawns on me that it all comes down to motivation. The goals that I have achieved are the ones that I have put the most time, effort and intention towards. Motivation isn't something that you can do one day and be done with it. Motivation is something that must be top of mind day in and day out as you strive to reach a goal. When you are motivated, you tell yourself that your goal is going to happen, and you are going to make darn sure that it does, regardless of the roadblocks or obstacles that may come in your path. It takes hard work and dedication to reach that goal. When I opened Fusion Boutique in June of 2011, I was faced with many obstacles and had to find ways to overcome them. I was not going to settle with no for an answer. I think that when we take life one day at a time and can find our inner motivation, we are unstoppable. For me, I find my motivation through my faith and family. Without those two key elements I would not be the person that I am today nor would I have been so driven to open Fusion Boutique. As I am working towards other goals in my life, I find it to be of the utmost importance to surround myself with like-minded people and others that have a strong motivation. I interviewed some of our clients from Fusion Boutique that I have become close friends with to share their personal story and journey. I hope you are inspired from their stories.
Linda is one of the most selfless people I know. I have truly enjoyed getting to know her over the past few years. We originally met at a networking event through the Urbandale Chamber of Commerce, and I knew from our first conversation that this was a strong woman and I wanted to know more about her and her inspirational story. Listen below to hear about Linda's optimal health journey.
Linda and I became close friends and through this friendship she had invited me to check out a new fitness center in town called OrangeTheory Fitness. After trying this fitness center I knew that it was for me and I quickly joined! Not only do I get to work out with my friend but also found another source of motivation through exercise. I have found that when I am at my optimal health I can perform in my daily life at an optimal level as well. This is where I met Julie, owner of the OrangeTheory Fitness - Clive location. As I got to know Julie on a more personal level, I was truly inspired by her story and how far she has come in her personal journey. To hear more about Julie's story watch the video below.
As I am getting older I am realizing more and more what a small big city we live in. As it would play out, because of my relationship with Linda I then met Amber, Linda's personal trainer as well as head trainer at OrangeTheory Fitness in Clive. I was so inspired by Amber! I attended one of Amber's classes and was so impressed with her knowledge, skill and coaching personality. She not only possesses a vast knowledge of personal training but she is able to motivate the people in her class to give it their all. With her quotes such as, "You can do anything for 30 seconds," she is sure to get the whole class moving to the next level. Watch the video below to hear more about Amber and how she motivates her clients.
Life is amazing! One door leads to another door and regardless of your current situation you have the choice. A choice to either stay in your current room with the door shut or open the door and step out in faith. I challenge you to find your motivation and then decide what to do about that door.
Posted by Sara Jacobson for Fusion Boutique