This is a cool, awesome… maybe a bit scary… challenge for you today, and something that I’m including for my Ultimate YOU Dream Body, Life and Business Program Clients.
But before I share the challenge with you, I want to share a story with you from over the weekend.
If you’re not aware of this, along with transforming my clients lives, I’m super passionate about animal rescue and changing the lives of animals who may not have had the chance to have the love and care that they should’ve had from the beginning.
Last year my hubby and I moved back to my home town to be closer to my parents and for a sea change. I love so many things about where I live and are so grateful and thankful to be living in such a beautiful part of the world.
One thing I noticed, which is a shock after living in the city where I had access to a super sociable fun doggy walking park…
Was that here in my home town there’s a lot of anti-social dogs.
They’re either running around lose, their owners have no control over them or simply think it’s awesome that they have a “tough killer hunting dog”. Obviously it’s not a dog’s fault if it’s like that… it’s the environment (the owners) that it’s in that caused this type of behaviour.
I was thinking this is ridiculous!
Of course, the amazing people that take care of their dogs, wanting to give them the most incredible love, care and quality of life, often end up paying the price of negligent dog owners. Causing fear, trauma in the responsible dog owners and their dogs and in the dogs of the irresponsible owners.
I wanted to make a difference, even a small difference, anyway I can. I knew by improving knowledge and having the right tools it could save a catastrophe from taking place.
I reached out to Tony Knight – Dog Listener. Tony has his own TV show and is world renowned for his approach to dog training. Changing the dogs lives, and the owner lives, WITHOUT USING forceful or harsh domineering tactics.
I have to admit, I thought in the back of my mind – just a little bit, that living in a country area, that maybe Tony may not be keen to travel this far out of his way when he visited Australia. Tony travels the world helping dogs and their owners. He’s a super busy guy.
After speaking with Tony, I was floored and excited when he said “Mandy, if you can get people to attend, I’d love to come and help you all”.
In my head, I was like “holy crap”! I knew I had to make it happen, but was pooping my pants too. This is huge!
So I went about phoning around people trying to find somewhere to hold this dog and owner transforming event, I had so many doors closed in my face, it wasn’t funny. The old…
“no one will spend good money on a dog trainer with his specialised training!”…
“people are too lazy and won’t attend”.
“This is the country, people don’t give a s—t about their dogs”.
“The footy is on, no will care about attending while the footy is on!”
“Why would such a world famous dog trainer want to come here?”
Blah blah blah.
With every door that closed, it made me more determined to take more action.
I knew that every person that whined, making the decision that it wouldn’t work, that it couldn’t be done, was lying to me and themselves…
I knew what they were saying wasn’t true. It may have been what they thought or presumed was true… BUT it wasn’t what I believed to be true.
If I loved my dogs as much as I do, I knew there would be others who cared enough to take action too. Even in the country. Just because you live in the country doesn’t mean you automatically treat animals like crap.
After months of phoning around – I was thinking, I hope I can make this happen, I’m going to try my absolute best.
I placed it in the hands of the universe or God (whatever your preference)… And do you know what…?
Two doors opened. I knew if I could just find a couple of people in the know (even though I grew up here, I haven’t lived here for 20 years)… who also wanted to make a difference, and were looking for someone like Tony to come along… and were willing to allow us to hold the event at their premises… we could make it happen.
And from there it started to fall into place. That lit a bigger fire inside me.
Tony Knight – Dog Listener Event was freakin AWESOME! Really awesome!
I loved seeing the transformation of the owners and the dogs who attended. And the amazing lessons that Tony and his assistant Hayley taught us. I only wish I had these tools before now. But knowing that we’re going to continue to adopt rescue dogs and be involved in animal rescue, this mind-blowing information that I’ve learnt is going to make an incredible difference in my furry babies lives and the future dogs lives that we have in our family.
After the event I had people reach out to me privately, surprised that I was able to organise it.
Even on the times when I was a little worried that maybe I hadn’t done enough, I kept going because I knew the impact it would have on the participants and their furry babies quality of life.
I’m extremely grateful to Tony for being open and caring enough to come to a country area, that is waaaaaaaaaayyyyyyyyyyyyy out of his way – geographically – to help us.
The cool part is, we’ll get the opportunity now to have Tony back here for more events!
The BIG LESSONS here that I learnt (and that I challenge you to think about how you can apply this in your own life, business, body goals)…
1. Even if you’re busy with business, your life, don’t let the personal things you want to achieve be put on the back burner. You can do them.
2. Don’t doubt the impact you can and will have on the things you want to achieve, when you come from a deep, real, caring, passionate place, with genuine intentions. Because this will drive you to take the action you need to take.
3. It re-enforced my profound belief, You don’t need to use forceful or domineering tactics, you don’t need to act like a a—hole to make things happen or help people transform their lives and achieve their goals. Sure some people prefer that, but if you know what you’re doing, then it’s not necessary to act like a jerk.
4. Change the environment that you’re in. If you’re living a life that makes you feel scared, unworthy, angry, helpless, take a look at what’s going on around you. When you think about an owner and their dog, and their relationship, and the owner’s behaviour causing fear and stress in themselves and their dog. Changes have to be made to improve this.
This applies to other areas of your life. Yes you have to do the inner work on yourself – that’s vital, but also change your environment, and how you handle and take control of things in your life…
For example: If you’re hanging out with people that “hate” the world, believe that you’re stuck with the life you have or the way things are, that everyone is out to “get you”, believe that when doors close, “that’s it – it’s all over”… Then it’s time for a change.
You can do some awesome amazing exciting things, no matter where you’re at.
5. Don’t let anyone tell you that the size of the achievement, is lesser or greater. Because what might be huge for you, might not be that big of a deal for someone else. Truth is, if you’re emotionally invested in it, it’s going to feel big to you.
People that aren’t into their dogs that much (goodness know why they got one in the first place) or aren’t into dogs in general, thought I was a bit nuts, trying to make a change. Tony’s classes are capped at 10-12 attendees, so he can give you the attention you and your dog need. So why bother? Easy… because the effect on their lives and their dogs’ life is what matters. And it’s quality change and personal.
You could apply this to your business. People might tell you to market to the masses – but what if those “masses” aren’t the folk you’d be remotely interested in working with? If you can change 5 peoples lives, in a massive way, charge and provide quality, in a special unique way, that’s specific to who you want to help… That’s incredible! Do that and keeping making your goals bigger and bigger, working with who you’re in alignment with.
So ignore the nay-sayers and get on with what’s important to you, what can transform the lives of yourself, those around you that you love, a cause that you’re passionate about, whether it be business, life, fat loss, body etc.
I want you to have a think about that today… What changes can you make? What would you really love to do, something that you know you’d be super proud of, if you could do that for others (humans or animals).
If you want to make a difference, you should, because people are missing out by you not sharing your awesomeness.
On the topic of sharing your awesomeness…
I’ve got an awe-inspiring OPPORTUNITY to share with you…
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Need a bit more info on me? I’m Mandy Gibbons, Business Strategist, Mindset Coach, Personal Fitness Trainer and Fat Loss Transformation Expert. I help women Entrepreneurs, just like you, get clarity on their mindset and business, their fat loss, helping them step-up and gain confidence in taking accelerated action to move forward with their hot rockin business, body and entrepreneurial goals.