What “Getting out of my own way” taught me…

We have all heard the phrase “get outside of your comfort zone and do something today that scares you”. Really? Why would any right-minded woman like me do that? The physical impact alone….nausea, accelerated heartbeat, shaking, headache. It just doesn’t make sense.

What if I rephrased the command and instead asked myself, “If I could get out of my own way, how might I grow? With that subtle shift in perspective, I found myself open to the idea! And the timing for this was perfect.

I got a call late one Sunday night from a former student that owns a casting company. She was in need of a model for a print ad. I fit the description of the candidate so she called me. I could not see myself doing this… until I found out how much they were willing to pay for the shoot!

Despite my lack of experience and fear of the unknown, I decided that I needed to go for it! This new experience was surely worth the risk of potentially embarrassing myself, and my faith told me there had to be a lesson in all of this.

In less than twenty four hours, I had posed in yoga apparel, posed for a zillion photos, put together a portfolio and auditioned for the role. After catching my breath and processing what happened, it turned out to be one of those memorable experiences I doubt I’ll never forget!

I may or may not get the role, but either way, I have learned an important lesson. I practiced the benefits of getting out of my own way and it taught me a great lesson! That, my friends, was a great feeling.

Here’s what I learned…

  • If we can dive into those places that scare us the most, we may actually have a little fun and move forward with work, life, love, and—gosh, who knows?
  • Taking the first step is the hardest part of the journey. After that, it’s gets much easier.
  • Our habitual mind wants to keep us in our comfort zone , but going for it is a game changer!
  • A little self-deprecating humor is always good for the soul!
2015-07-08T14:22:34+00:00 By |Blog, Front-page-posts, sale, Thoughts|

About the Author:

Amy is an entrepreneur with a passion for whole-body fitness. Her training expertise includes Original Hot Yoga, Inferno Hot Pilates, wellness, business best practices, leadership, training and executive coaching. She is the owner of Bikram Yoga Lake Norman., Pathforward Acadamy and is the founder and creator of HOT 26+ Teacher Training. She has practiced Yoga for over 20 years and became a certified Bikram Yoga Instructor in 2012.


  1. Crystal Cordobs July 8, 2015 at 3:26 pm - Reply

    You’re so right, Amy! I love these posts, they make me feel better about life. Hope you get the role, beautiful lady! ❤️

    • Amy July 8, 2015 at 4:15 pm - Reply

      We appreciate your comments and support, Crystal. You are living these words and providing inspiration to everyone around you!!!! Thanks for letting your light shine bright to guide the rest of us on our journey!

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