Why I Didn't Win

Why I didn't win

How many times in life have you wanted to win something or be chosen for something, a job, an award, or a giveaway. The thinking oh pick me, pick me, or I hope I win goes through your mind sometimes  just to be passed over. You wonder what those other people have they you don't. I have the answer. NOTHING! That's right, let me say it again. They have NOTHING that you don't have yourself.

linda mitchell with todd durkin

linda mitchell with todd durkin

I was sitting in Todd Durkin's lecture and I was hoping to win what he was raffling off. (In case you aren't a fitness buff. Todd Durkin won the Jack Lalanne Award at the World IDEA Blogfest 2017. Jack Lalanne was The Godfather of Fitness. Jack is a legend, so this award is quite an honor.

Todd Durkin in a Jack Lalanne jumpsuit with elaine lalane receiving the jack lalanne award at the world idea conference 2017

Todd Durkin in a Jack Lalanne jumpsuit with elaine lalane receiving the jack lalanne award at the world idea conference 2017

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Mandie Brice, Elaine Lalanne, and Linda Mitchell

Mandie Brice, Elaine Lalanne, and Linda Mitchell


Alas, the giveaway came and went and my name wasn't called. Of course I was so disappointed, when I sat down, there it was on the table, MY RAFFLE TICKET! 
I turned over and said to my friend fitness Icon Laura Mak of #MakAttackFitness "No wonder I didn't win i didn't give them my ticket!"  Then it really struck me. You have to enter to win! In the words of the famous hockey player Wayne Gretsky, "You miss 100 percent of the shots you never take."

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Later in the day, I had signed up for Todd Durkin's WOW workout! Life has a way of giving you second chances to get it right, Todd had another raffle. You can bet your sweet bippy, that this time I didn't forget to enter my ticket and guess what I won a WOW book! Life Lesson received!

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In the words of Linda Lu "If you don't put your ticket in, you won't win the raffle!" LOL
I will leave you with this final question How can you expect to win if you don't even put your hat in the arena? Winning requires ACTION

linda mitchell with todd and Melanie  durkin winning his WOW book.

linda mitchell with todd and Melanie  durkin winning his WOW book.

Here are my three biggest tips on winning.


First and foremost, you have to put your hat in the arena to win, then you have to show up, next you have to go for it.

1. Put your hat in the arena!

You've got to put your hat in the arena to win. Purchase that chance, or in my case that winning ticket

2. Show up!

Showing up means being consistent even when you don't necessarily feel like it. What you do in the dark shows in the light.

3. Go for it! 

Taking action is next! You have to set goals and buy that winning ticket and don't forget the most important thing, you have to enter!

In the words of Linda Lu "If you don't put your ticket in, you won't win the raffle!" LOL
I will leave you with this final question How can you expect to win if you don't even put your hat in the arena? Winning requires ACTION


A special thanks to #SWEATPINK and #IDEAFIT for this amazing opportunity!


 

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Linda Mitchell

Linda Mitchell is more than qualified to help women reach a point of empowerment . As an Institute of Integrative Nutrition graduate, an award-winning fitness competitor, and elite obstacle racer. she collaborated on the fitness portion of the book “Fat Flush for Life” with mentor and New York Times Best Selling author Ann Louise Gittleman. This book was listed in Time magazine as one of the top ten diet books for 2009. As a former columnist for 12 years for Ms. Fitness magazine, Linda decided to put everything into a book and it really evolved and became “The Sisterhood of S.W.E.A.T.”.  Her book and the studio are all about helping women build confidence and self-esteem and learning to feel 100% great about themselves.    

Mitchell launched The Chickfit Studio in 2013. She says “At Chickfit, our priority is building women’s self-confidence. Our belief is that their newfound self-love will transfer into giving support and love to one another. Self-improvement equals empowerment.”

Mitchell was inspired to open The Chickfit Studio after she found that deep down in her heart she wanted to do something that was worthwhile and made real, lasting changes in people’s lives. She opened The Chickfit Studio after working as a group fitness director and personal trainer for about 25 years.