It baffles me how many people chew the flavor out of their excuses. It’s like visiting a buffet and passing on all the delicious foods you could eat and choosing instead to pick the one thing on the buffet that makes you sick. You hate everything about it, the texture, the smell, the flavor, yet you are oddly comfortable eating it, so you continually go back for more.
Because I am who I am and my reputation as Robin Shea, The 80/20, Happy-Healthy Life Coach is what I am most often identified with, 99% of the time people in social (or business) settings will lead off conversation with me by identifying their top 3 excuses for not having achieved their lifestyle goals. Somehow in their mind they have convinced themselves that they have it far more difficult than anyone else they know. They have to work 10-12 hours a day, they have 3-4-5 children, they do not have family support, they have bad genetics, bad knees, lower back issues, their children would never eat healthy, their husband refuses to eat anything healthy and requires a separate meal and they just don’t have time blah blah blah… The list is long, incredibly boring and (I promise you) is shared by everyone on the planet that hides behind excuses.
Welcome to GET REAL with Robin, a side of me that you deserve to know better!
A friend was recently visiting in my home and commented on how direct I am with my children, not allowing them to hide behind excuses and requiring them to spell out to me the honesty of their actions. She said to me, “I love how you call them out, yet pick them up in the next breath and guide them along their way”.
This got me to thinking… Was I sugarcoating the truth to my audience? Was I diluting my message to avoid being as real with you as I am with my boys? What was I afraid of, your disapproval (maybe)? I love my children more than life itself, I love them so much I am willing to risk their anger with me in exchange for their success. Yet, with you, my confidence in your unconditional love is not as steady, therefore I recognize that I may choose words that are not as impactful as they should be in order to spare your feelings.
When my friend pointed out the dynamic I have with my boys and I made the connection to my interaction with you, I decided to make a change and GET REAL with Robin is the result.
The name of the game from here forward is SELF AWARENESS If you want to change your habits, your life, your relationships, your future… YOU HAVE TO BE HONEST with yourself and audit your behavior. Identify your strengths but more importantly understand your weaknesses in order to equip yourself with the tools necessary to redefine your life.
It is not my goal to comfort you into living a mediocre life. It is my goal to move you into action, help you build a toolbox and support you in a journey of joyful expansion. Living life shrouded in excuses comes at a price, and that price is an unfulfilled, uninspired, and unimagined life. The only loss you are experiencing when hiding behind excuses is the loss of time and delay of happiness. You are trading your desire for being happy, healthy, playing with your children, grandchildren, riding bikes, walking, running, swimming TRULY LIVING for one more fast food meal, one more night of television, one more night of happy hour cocktails with friends, one more morning of sleeping through your workout, one more, one more, one more…
I am starting GET REAL with Robin for one reason, I want it to be the calling card, the seed, the explosion of reality for the thousands struggling to find their way out of a lifestyle that isn’t serving them.
Whether young or old, if you have a desire to feel better, live better, and fulfill dreams then you have what it takes to change your life! Where there is desire, there is fire and with a little fanning of the embers you can reignite your passion to be, do or have anything you want.
I have played the nice guy (girl) for the last 13 years in a public forum, careful not to inflame anyone’s sensitivities. It is only a rare few (my children especially) that have truly experienced my depth of love shown through raw honesty, unwavering support and best guidance. I am ready to share that depth of love with you and be damn the consequences.
Love me or hate me at the end of the day I know my words to you are truth and only written (or spoken) to help you achieve what your heart is calling. So, get ready for GET REAL with Robin, the mom, the advocate, the friend, the enemy, the one person that will tell you exactly what you already know but are choosing to deny.
Until Next Time… LIVE INSPIRED!
Keeping it real