It's important to stretch yourself for personal growth.Holly Hierman 473

I like to use past experiences and incorporate them into every day, practical life lessons.

As a former gymnastics coach, I constantly taught and saw, first-hand, the importance that flexibility and stretching played on each gymnast's success. Even though I no longer coach or participate in gymnastics, I still teach the benefits in group exercise classes.

Let's explore how stretching yourself personally and professionally can get some great results...

Here are six simple truths:

1.  You can't do the splits overnight 

- Starting a business takes time
- Start with the basics
- It takes training
- Be consistent

 

2.  Believe in the benefits of being flexible 

- Increased flexibility = increased strength
- Personal Development is vital
- Stay positive
- When you're flexible, you're less likely to get hurt

 

3.  People may not realize how important it is to STRETCH/FLEX/GROW 

- Engage with people: help them to remember why it's important
- Be a leader
- Remind people of the benefits & help them to develop their "why"
- Stay connected & be helpful

 

4.  The alternative is scary 

- You will get hurt
- It's not pretty when you're rigid and fixed in place
- Consistently work on your flexibility (ie. your business skills) and after a while, your efforts will look effortless

 

5.  It's worth the temporary pain 

- Being "stretched" is painful because you're doing something you haven't done before/going farther
- Payoff: You'll be rewarded for your efforts.  You get out what you put in
- Anything worth having takes time

 

6.  No one will stretch if you don't 

- It starts with you
- You must be walking the talk of your business
- Be an example

 


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