I Am Ready

May 31, 2016

Posted by Ran Isner

So this is my first ever blog post… like ever. This past weekend, my wife Marie and I attended this life changing event in Paradise Valley, Arizona called “The New Way Live”. Somewhere about half way through the first day we realized that we truly being transformed and that it’s going to take us some time to process everything we were receiving from this experience, so we decided to extend our stay by one more day (thank goodness for holiday weekends right?) We got unreasonable about our trip and made it happen with the help of our travel agent.

 

The New Jeaniius

Here we were listening to these amazing souls speak about what it is to tap into one’s genius, the one thing we know we are really good at and use that to change he world. I think that all of us at some point lose sight of what really feeds our soul and what it is that truly makes us feel that we are truly in our element because, you know… LIFE HAPPENS! Sometimes we don’t know what it is that ignites us because we never take the time to stop and listen to what our soul is telling us. We are so consumed by what our mind tells us “we have to do” that we forget to listen to our soul and ask ourselves “what is it that fulfills me?”.  I can tell you that it certainly happened to me. I let guilt and feelings of inadequacy get in the way of my greatness because it was so safe to stay in that place. I mean, what if i tried and I failed? what would that say about me? So I decided to stay in my lane and not aim for something better. Not too long ago I realized how selfish I was, I realized that I made it about me and not the people I could help if I committed to rediscovering the things that breathe life into me. Ever since Marie asked me to join her on this journey with our nutritional cleansing business I have been immersed in personal development, however I wasn’t 100% committed to doing what’s required to help grow the business (again, making it about me). How could I expect to achieve all these things if I’m not putting in the work required to make it happen. The problem was that I wasn’t ready to hold myself accountable and I was allowing all this noise keep me from going to the next level.

Back to the event. Throughout the two days, we heard the stories of the 4 finalists who were selected to present their initiatives and the winner was to receive a $10,000 grant to help accomplish their vision. We were asked to help the panel decide on who the winner was and each of us were to cast a vote. On the second day the winner was announced. While the winners were on stage accepting their big check and saying their thank you, something incredible happened. One of the panelists decided to make his own contribution and then the floodgates opened. All of a sudden, people started writing amounts on the check and the line got longer and longer. After all was said and done, we were able to quintuple the amount donated to their cause. These two young gentlemen are going to Tanzania to help children achieve their greatness by creating an educational program that focuses on their self development because at this moment, these kids are without hope for their future due to the fact that no one believes that they are capable of becoming more than they are currently expected to be.

 

The Winning Check

If a story like that doesn’t want you to spring into action then what does? So on the extra day Marie and I sat by the pool and decided that we are embarking on a 16 week challenge called the “Light Yourself On Fire”. This is a physical and spiritual challenge, one where we are both completely transparent about our success and our struggle. The physical aspect of it is to complete a 16 week challenge that we enter in with the nutritional cleansing company we are partnered with that tracks our physical transformation but also takes our story into consideration. It’s not just about the weight loss or the gain of the lean muscle but what it took for us to get there. The spiritual aspect of it is the chronicling of this journey. There is some accountability attached to documenting  a challenge like this and we will be posting our weekly results for full transparency.

We decided to to name this challenge “Light Yourself On Fire” because in order for us to ignite a fire in people, we have to start with ourselves.

I am so committed to this that I am stepping completely out of my comfort zone and allowing myself to embrace this journey no matter what the outcome because it’s not about the results, it’s about the journey.

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