Happy Birthday YESyoga
Today is YESyoga’s 5th Birthday, and it's also the National Day of Failure.
I’ll be honest, I’m totally overwhelmed that YES is 5 years old. Somedays it feels like it’s been 84 years, and some days it feels like it's the beginning. But that’s the thing, each day is a new beginning, a new YES - even for the studio. Each day is a day to learn from the failures of the day before.
The first of many failures when opening the yoga studio was thinking about it as just a yoga studio. One of the biggest lessons I’ve learned over the years is that YES is more than just a yoga studio, it’s a mindset. While I might not be moving my body through a group yoga class each day, I am saying YES to myself and my purpose each day.
I could say all the cliche things, and don’t worry I’ll spare you…meh, I’ll add a few….. To me, YESyoga will always be more than a yoga studio. It's been my launchpad for dreams, a place to rise from the ashes, and a canvas for endless possibilities.
Though I try not to purposely fail at the business, I fail a lot. I would rather try something and take action than sit on the sidelines and never try. I’d rather fail than think “What if.” My most recent failure was our latest studio update, I did everything by the book (according to my new Master’s program, ha!) But, in the end the new schedule just didn’t work, and sometimes that happens. Luckily for you, I’m not afraid to try and fail.
So, we are going back to our 9 a.m. start time schedule on Mondays through Thursdays. YESyoga should be a place where you don’t have to make any decisions, we know your life is hard, and we don’t want you to feel like you failed because you couldn’t make a class time or you got confused about when a class starts on which day. So, I’ll say it, the new schedule failed, but we burned it down and we start again!
The past 5 years have been a rollercoaster of failures and successes - physically, financially, and mentally. And I wouldn’t change a thing.
I've learned about leadership, boundaries, friendship, worth, success, drive, resilience, failure, and asking for help. Most importantly, I've learned about the unwavering ability to be myself and do what I love, which is share YES with you whether it's through yoga, emails, podcasts, or The Possibility Project. The saying is true, if it were easy anyone could do it, but the reality is it's a choice to show up every day and just say YES to yourself over and over again.
🥂 Cheers to you for helping me get here.
🥂 Cheers to YESyoga for giving me purpose and possibility.
🥂 Cheers to me for saying YES.
🥂 Cheers to us for being courageous, capable, and strong.
In 5 years, who knows where I'll be? But one thing's for sure, I'll keep saying YES to failure and to possibility... and for the rest of you: GO YES YOURSELF!