Facebook kindly told me that exactly 3 years ago i taught my first ever 'independent' yoga class i.e i hired a hall, printed fliers & had neil there Incase i was a loner.
I was a billy no mates quite a lot actually. Apparently if you move to a new town where you know 2 people & start offering yoga classes in a huge hall with no heating during winter, not many people wanna come.
Still, i continued. Because if you have a vision and you really REALLY want it, you'll find a way, and if that way doesn't work you'll just keep reinventing another until it does. Well, at least that's what i did. I taught classes with the room next door filled with anything from hip hop classes, a film crew filming there 500th HAPPY NEW YEAR scene (no, really) to the police guarding outside after someone litterally drove through the front door of the building (again, no, really) i walked in most weeks with grass covering the carpet & no vacum, 100 chairs left & no one to move them ,the 😤 of mens toilets next door and 100 incense sticks lit to mask it & you know what? I FUCKING LOVED IT! Because we all gotta start somewhere, and starting somewhere is better then not starting at all. Because these seemingly small, WHY AREN'T I A BIG DOG YET moments in time where you are sat for the 5th class in a row with 0 people having turned up are the moments where the universe is testing you. Can you handle/boss all the embaressing, are you kidding me, 'am i even good at this' moments when they are served up on a nice vegan platter?
Exactly 3 years later i write to you having just finished The Collabs very first overseas yoga retreat - where we wrapped up our final night with skinny dipping, singing old school RnB & sipping red wine in the rainforrest. (Did you expect anything less?) and I feel so full that that vision has moved into THIS moment.
Because whilst manifesting is cool, keeping at it - hard work - vision - and just 'starting' is where its really at, and is what will move us ALL toward those experiences that we say we really want.
So from one heart felt hustler to another, lets keep the not-afraid-to-start -hustle- game strong because as my BFF would say ' YOU CAN HAVE IT', ALL. ❤️