I am very excited to have my amazing friend, Lindsay Sukornyk on the show. Lindsay is a transformational leadership expert, yoga teacher, writer, wanderluster, and mama of four amazing kids.
Today we are embarking on a crash course with Lindsay on following our dreams, recreating our reality to being alive and awake, and following our spirit. Let’s dive in, sister.
Here is What We Talked About:
- What it means to be “alive and awake” and how it can lead you to living a life of purpose so you can become the best version of yourself.
- Finding your true authentic self and how to get comfortable with who you truly are so you can achieve your goals sooner.
- Practical tips to break out of fear and live your life outside of the your comfort zone to discover the best path to your transformation.
Terminology: Being Alive and Awake:
Alive and awake? This is Lindsay’s beautiful mantra and center of her teachings. Alive means getting out there, creating, having goals, and making an impact. Being alive is driven by a clear sense of purpose of why you’re doing what you’re doing.
Being awake means having passion, having fun, enjoying the ride. You know the feeling you get when you are on a roller coaster? Yes, minus all the adrenaline (unless you are an adrenaline junkie, then go for it), but the fun and the joy that you feel right as you are about to turn the sharp corner at-god-knows what speed.
This feeling can come from the happiness of bare feet on the Costa Rican sand or twerking out to Beyonce in the office (we really do have fun here at Sexyfit). Again, as always, it’s personal but you need to feel joy in your life and actually enjoy your day to day life.
The Authentic Life and The Authentic Self:
Human beings are like pretty kaleidoscopes. There are many lenses and many parts that make us up. We are all born as blank canvases and overtime we shut off parts of who we are. There is a lot of conditioning that happens along our life and covers our canvas with a layer mud.
Authenticity is remembering who you are underneath that layer of mud and being yourself unapologetically. You might need to take a sledgehammer to that layer of mud, but sister, your authentic self is there. The best leaders bring the best of who their authentic self is at the moment that feels the most authentic.
This means that if you are a caring and loving human and your coworker is looking upset over there at cubicle four, then you can ask if they are okay. Yikes..asking coworkers about their personal life? If it feels authentic, take a walk on the wild side sister.
Fear? Ain’t Nobody Got Time for Dat:
I get it, it can be frightening being your authentic self. What if people think I am weird or inappropriate? Do one thing a day that scares you, for Lindsay this was writing in purple pen in the corporate world. Such a rebel, I know. Seriously, baby steps build up confidence.
Remember a moment in your life in which you felt happy and recapture the essence of that moment. Surround yourself with positive vibes and a positive tribe. This means releasing any negativity and keeping only good people with rockin’ vibes in your primary squad.
(Feeling like you need a confidence boost on your way to your transformation? Check out Ep#119 Flex Your Confidence Muscle and Rock Your Like with Arrianne Alexander.)
Sister, I have a few slots open for my Exclusive VIP Private coaching. If you are feeling tired and burnt out and want to feel fulfilled and purposeful, you can sign up for my one on one coaching right here sexyfit.com/coaching.
Lindsay’s Website: http://aliveandawake.com/
Facebook: Alive and Awake Inc.