While reading my book The Circle Maker I was jolted awake when I read the following, [the author Mark Batterson was talking about how he wanted the church he founded to turn their coffeehouse on Capital Hill into a chain of coffeehouses, with all net profits reinvested into missions amongst other dreams] “…keep dreaming irrational dreams. Those four words, vision beyond your resources, have become the mantra for the ministry of National Community Church. We refuse to let our budget determine our vision. …Faith is allowing your God-given vision to determine your budget. That certainly does not mean you practice poor financial stewardship, spend beyond your means and accumulate a huge debt load. It does mean that you take a step of faith when God gives you a vision because you trust that the One who gave you the vision is going to make provision.”
I have had a vision on my heart for a while now and never really knew what to do with that vision, but I can say without a doubt that I know it will all come to fruition even if I have NO idea how. I feel it stirring in me every single day. In addition to what I do as a Beachbody coach, there is another piece of our puzzle (Matt and I’s puzzle) that will be placed within the next year. This would NEVER be possible if I had never taken a leap of faith with Beachbody coaching. It is MY LIFE’s SONG to coach with the tools Beachbody has given me and that will never change, but it will expand!! Oh baby it will expand! What is my irrational dream? My DREAM BIG dream?
I want to bring a FITNESS STUDIO to my old hometown. This will be a studio where patrons will find support in whatever they are going through; support within community and fitness. This studio will feature the following:
~A coffee, tea and shake bar
~A cafe area where people can connect and build relationships (with the prospect of expanding into a farm fresh luncheon location)
~It will be a place where there is space to also conduct LIVE CLASSES that I am certified to teach, such as PiYo, Insanity or bootcamp classes utilizing my NASM Personal Training Certification. I will have other instructors teaching classes as well to offer variety.
~It will also be a space for Spin Classes! I am a certified Spin Instructor and I have plans to have 10 bikes available for classes (and perhaps even On Demand classes) in the future. I want to bring Christian Music rides to the community. I never knew the impact that Christian music would have on my life; it’s quite incredible.
~I will offer 1-on-1 coaching and assist with nutrition questions utilizing my NASM Fitness Nutrition Specialist Certification and my Certification from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition.
~I will have a focus on teenage girls and helping them through both the physical and mental transformations that teens tend to go through; I know I did. It is this type of space that I wish I had had and I am determined to bring this to a community.
~What is most exciting is that EVERY Friday we will have Fitness Fundraising Fridays where each class will be dedicated to something or someone in that COMMUNITY! We will start to bring my Sweat Your Colors Foundation off the ground. Oh yes; exercise CAN be fun! AND when we have a reason, a purpose, a MISSION behind WHY THE HECK we are sweating to begin with it makes it even MORE FUN!! Stay tuned to www.sweatyourcolors.org for more info on that!
So, I am writing this blog post as my having vision beyond my resources post. It is exciting to know that God has planted this vision in my heart. It is even more exciting to know that He will allow it to sprout and provide a way for it to blossom. I will work hard to be sure His work is done.
Dream your irrational dream.
*Disclaimer: Beachbody does not guarantee any level of financial success with coaching.