This week I writing to you from, not-so-sunny, Scotland. Glasgow to be precise.
We’ve popped away for a few days and found ourselves on the outskirts of the city in a very quiet suburb with no neighbours or through traffic. Apart from the most tremendous fireworks on the 5th that went on all through the night, it’s been a week of quiet time, reading space and plodding about.
Many of you will know that I love Scotland.
I physically breathe a huge sigh when we cross the border and I long for the magnitude of the lochs, hills, mountains and big skies. This time hasn’t quite ticked all those boxes, we need to go further north next time, but I am feeling like I’ve had my annual shot to keep me going.
One of the other things I love about Scotland is the pride with which the Scots talk about it.
- They have flag poles in their front gardens with the Saltire flapping proudly for all to see.
- They have huge WELCOME TO SCOTLAND signs as you drive over the border. You aren’t going to miss that!
- They love to find out where you’re from and share with you what to do in their home country.
- They have their money, their language, their humour, their culture and they are collectively proud.
- And yesterday whilst walking, through Glasgow centre, and chatting about all the works that were going on, a man walked alongside us to tell us that it was the set up for the Christmas Markets that open today. He went to some lengths to tell us where and when we could visit, how long it’s been going on and what to do. He was proud as punch about Glasgow and what it offered.
It takes a lot of work to achieve something that you’re proud of and I can see no harm in talking about it when it’s done in a non-boastful, no-ego way.
And it made me think that whilst we may be really good at being proud of others, we’re not so good with being proud of ourselves, and especially not talking about it.
So I thought I’d ask you today to share three things you are most proud of. This isn’t about being big-headed or arrogant, it’s about stating what makes you most pleased that you’ve done up until now. The things that makes you smile, or cry or feel huge gratitude for when you think about it. It’s about being grateful and humble.
I’d love to know what you’ve worked hard for and now have some satisfaction from.
My current top three are my marriage (26 years and counting), my girls (two independent women living their lives on their terms), this little business, it’s 9 years old this month and I love it like my third child. I am very proud of what the team and the community of Fit Campers do to help each other feel better day in and day out.
Now it’s your turn! You can email me back now, or post on the FastTrack Facebook page. Let us feel satisfied in the acknowledgement of what we’ve worked for. Let us recognise that what we work for is worth celebrating and let us express pride in our efforts in a way that inspires others to want to work for what they want too.
From next week onwards there will be some birthday ‘celebrations’ here at FastTrack Fit Camp. Watch this space for an opportunity to get involved and in the birthday mood!
And in January we are running our best New Year event to date. It’s on 5 September between 14:00 – 17:30 at Hilton St. Anne’s Manor in Wokingham. We have two fabulous speakers to join me this year. Dr Lindsay Browning is the Sleep Doctor. If you have any issues or questions about yours, your partner’s or your children’s sleep this is one event to book up for. Lindsay will be talking about the benefits of sleep, how to get good sleep and what to do if you’re not.
And then I have Dr Kelly-Jane McLaughlin joining me to talk about how to be fully vital in health and well-being. Kelly is a chiropractor who teaches other chiropractors. She has a breadth of knowledge in how to live an energetic and fully functioning life and will be sharing that with us on the day.
To get yourself a ticket or two please click this link now and book them. Then you won’t need to remember nearer the time.
You can click here to get them now: https://hyy2019.eventbrite.co.uk
I really look forward to seeing you there.
So, to your very best weekend whatever you may be up to, make it one to be proud of!