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It’s been a rough week. BUT i didn’t need bail money and don't have a body count so it could have been worse!
Hi! I’m Coach MK and This is The Morning Mantra.
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Hi, my name is MK Fleming. I'm a run coach based in Denver, Colorado. But this isn't a podcast about running, exactly. Don't tell my clients, but *whispers* we're never really talking about the running. When you know a crap-tastic event is coming it helps to have a mantra to keep you centered and focused as you move through it. You don't have to be an athlete to be hashtag #coachedandloved by coach MK. And if you are here, then you are hashtag #winningatlife.
Today’s mantra is: It Doesn't Have to Suck.
You guys, I’m not going to lie- it’s been a ROUGH few weeks. I’ve had to re-listen to several of my own mantras just to get me through certain events. AND THEY JUST KEEP COMING.
In times when life just feels out of control, when lots of little petty things happen, I say to myself, “Is Mercury in retrograde?” and it usually is! This happens 3 times per year, the longest one is always in July, and it’s not like BIG DRAMATIC things happen, lots of petty little things happen that just make you wanna AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH. I usually throw up my hands, check to see when Mercury retrograde is supposed to end, and circle it in red on the calendar.
This year, it ended on July 29th. That following week I realized I wasn’t just feeling a little bit better, I was feeling 95% whole, the most I’d felt since May 2017. The following ten days were AMAZING! I thought I was free!
Then bigger disruptions started hitting. I can’t detail all of them here, as describing them would be drawing private citizens into my public conversations, but suffice to say my whole house has turned upside down. LITERALLY- we’re going to have to move out for a month so insurance can make some repairs. It’s exhausting, each day felt a bit like whiplash. I mentioned this to a barista at my coffee shop who had the misfortune to ask me, “how are you doing?” and i told him. Then I cried. And he said, “Uranus is in retrograde, this started last year, everything that had come together the four years prior probably felt like it was falling apart, and now that you’ve stabilized it’s happening again. This is gonna keep happening every 6 months until 2026, just know that change doesn’t have to suck you just have to be ready to pivot. This is literally what we mean when we say, “the universe is speaking to you” or “you can’t fight fate” or “you have one plan, but the universe has a BIGGER one for you”. He went on and on and most all of the things he said STRUCK A CHORD you guys. He doesn’t know me at all. It was uncanny. I think he would say it was the universe making sure I didn’t miss the message.
I have an idea what the message is, I just don’t like it. It requires change, and different ways of doing things, things that make me a little sad and uncomfortable. I’m sitting down with my husband and we are thinking of all the upcoming pivots we’re going to have to make and how sad they are, but I can’t have but a little Voorpret for what lies ahead. Change isn’t always easy, but it doesn’t necessarily have to suck, either.
SO, the mantra: if anything I said resonates with you in some way, if it feels like you are being forced to abandon things that have been sources of comfort for you, in those moments where you are resisting the change, STOP. Change doesn’t have to suck. Mourn the loss of the thing you honestly probably don’t need anymore, prepare to pivot, and hear MY VOICE in the back of your head reminding you that you don’t have to like it, but change doesn’t have to suck, let’s get excited for what is coming next. (check the shownotes for more information, this phase ends in January).
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