Do you have dreams, goals or things you just want to do and experience but keep putting it off?

What’s stopping you? I know what almost stopped me from exhibiting and presenting at the NL Wellness Expo this past weekend… I was afraid I’d fail and not measure up to my expectations and the expectations of others.

As I sat in my car at 10am on Friday after dropping the kids off at daycare, feeling physically exhausted from a 2-day migraine, mentally and emotionally exhausted from dealing with all the changes in my personal life over the past two weeks (moving into a new home, managing full custody of my two babies and coming to terms with life as a single mom) I was feeling pretty beaten down. I had nothing prepared for the Expo or the three live cooking demos I was expected to delivery on both Saturday and Sunday as the events key note presenter. I was feeling the pressure and wanted nothing more than to drive home, crawl back into bed and pull the covers over my head.

But I didn’t.


Because I remembered what my business coach Craig Ballantyne told me several months back…

Never Give Up on what is Important to You!!

So, I pulled up big girl panties, dug my powerhouse momma heels into the dirt, slapped some Warrior Women paint on my cheeks and got to work.

And I’m SO glad I did 🙂

What an amazing time. I got to share my passion for recipe creation and healthy cooking with hundreds of attendees.

I made some amazing new friendships and for the first time in a really long time I felt fully alive and present in the moment. It was blissful!!!

Most importantly I made myself proud.

Too often we allow our fears to hold us back from doing or experiencing something we really want to do.

Our fears paralyze us from moving forward. We remain stuck in our comfort zone, justifying, rationalizing and convincing ourselves that we can’t do it, it’s not the right time, or who am I to think I can do this. We are left with feelings of inadequacy, worthlessness, disappointment and frustration because we just can’t seem to move forward. We are left on the side lines of life watching everyone else around us succeed while we bathe in our own sea of excuses and negative self-talk.

Not me! Not this time!

I’ve spend the past 5 years allowing the troubles in my personal life overpower my dreams and goals. This was my time to prove to myself that I have the strength to step-up to my fears, doubts and to push through physically and emotionally exhaustion to do what it really important to me, FOR ME!

And I did it!!! 🙂

And you CAN do it too!!! xo

What is that one thing you’ve wanted to do for a long time but just can’t seem to make it happen?

Get in shape? Finally lose the weight and keep it off? Apply for a new job? Book that dream vacation?

Whatever it is, just do it!!

Life happens outside of your comfort zone!

Each and every time to stare your fears in the face and step into the uncomfortable you get to experience more of what this amazing life has to offer. You discover and learn new things about yourself. You get to see how truly amazing you REALLY are, in all of your imperfections and despite all the hardships and heartache you have experienced.

It is outside of your comfort zone that you learn to fall in love with yourself and your life.  

You my dear friend are an amazing women, capable of achieving so many incredible things. Get out of your own way and make it happen for YOU, whatever that big dream or goal is for you.

Never let your fears paralyze you. Pull up your big girl panties, dig your heels into the dirt, slapped some warrior women paint on your cheeks and get the job done!


Never, ever, EVER give up on what is important to you!

Make it an awesome week.


Big love!

~ Coach Courtney