There was a full, harvest moon last Friday and it’s been quite a week of harvesting.
Not only did Karen manage to secure both a gold and silver medal in the 4x100m and 4x400m relays respectively last week (GO TEAMGB!).
But at FastTrack Fit Camp we’ve been celebrating too.
Last week I heard that FastTrack Fit Camp has been given a nod to be in the final three of the Against Breast Cancer Awards in the Company of the Year category.
The award is a recognition to “a company new or established that thinks about Corporate Social Responsibility, its employees, customers and community in addition to its own business goals.“
On Tuesday we also heard that we’d been granted a silver achievement award from CSR Accreditation. From their website CSR-A state ‘achieving CSR Accreditation is a visible testimony of your excellence in CSR. The Accreditation shows you have integrated CSR initiatives throughout your business operations and provides you with real competitive advantage.’
Both of these announcements have left me feeling very proud of the actions I’ve taken this year.
Karen and I have often spoken on how to wear our happiness and satisfaction with our achievements without it looking like a brag or conceit.
Interestingly for both of us this week we’ve not had that feeling of ‘what will they say?’ when we talk about our efforts.
I think this is because, for once, we are both completely involved in doing the best we can in a place that makes us happy at a cellular level.
Karen is so happy on the track.
She was track side to support the other team members and said she felt so at home there knowing she’d done the work to validate her place. You can’t be conceited when it comes from a place of deep satisfaction and knowledge about who you are and the work you’ve done and decisions you’ve made.
I too feel so aligned to the decisions I have made this year based on my values and beliefs around what is the right thing to do. I have owned both these announcements with an air of defiance because I know it’s right and I stand by them all confidently. Is it a risk? Hell yes! Have I had to change what I do, how I act and speak because of it? Yes I have.
And I think that’s the difference.
When we talk about things we’ve done and there’s no true link to it we are disconnected from it in some way and we can’t own it with integrity.
It comes across as insincere or braggy.
For both of us, talking about what we’ve done, because of the work we’ve put in and decisions we’ve made, risks we’ve taken and results we’ve gained has been worthy of sharing. We both want to inspire others to find their happy place to stand proudly in it.
We’re not suggesting you run for TeamGB or start giving your profits away to other causes. But find your thing. Do your thing. Love that thing. Talk about how that thing makes you feel. Own that damn thing!
I read this quotation and thought it very appropriate.
“There are two kinds of pride, both good and bad. ‘Good pride’ represents our dignity and self-respect. ‘Bad pride’ is the deadly sin of superiority that reeks of conceit and arrogance.” – John C. Maxwell
In other news this week we’ve been making plans for our annual Happiest Year Yet event.
Save the date for Saturday 4 January 2020 14.00 – 17.30 at Hilton St Anne’s Hotel Wokingham. Full agenda and speakers will be announced soon. But for now you can see what we have announced on the Eventbrite page.
It’s going to be a richly filled afternoon that will set you up for a fabulous 2020.
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By the time you read this I will be down in Gosport ready to check out next year’s Weekender venue and then take a day off, at the beach, looking at the sky.
Have a fabulous weekend! Check for where you can have good pride this week. Own it and wear it!
Here’s my favourite sunrise picture from the last 7 days. I’m in love with the sunrises right now…
FastTrack Fit Camp is an outdoor fitness business with the focus on improving people on the inside so they feel good on the outside. In 2019 FastTrack Fit Camp became a Social Enterprise and committed to distribute a minimum of 50% of profits back to community environmental projects each year with the goal of helping our local citizens feel good whilst being outside too.