Thanksgiving is not just a holiday that comes once a year.  Thanks giving can make every day of your life a holiday and you a celebrity!

I will show you how.

The most powerful thing that you can do to make your life (no matter what you are experiencing) the best that it can be, is to be a giver of thanks.  The more you give the more you will receive!

Every year celebrities from all over the globe walk the red carpet to receive their rewards.  The lights, action, glitz and glamour are all a part of the celebration.  Can you imagine what it would be like to put on your best…and have all eyes on you as you are celebrated for being you?

A celebrity is quite simply, “1.  the state of being celebrated:  RENOWN  2.  a celebrated person” (Thank you Merriam-Webster J)

Can you imagine being a celebrity?  Then imagine this.

People are lined up outside of your gym as far as your eye can see.  There is standing room only in the parking lot!  You have to park almost a mile away. You quickly move through the crowd as you head to the front of the line.  The cameras are flashing and the people are going wild.  The energy is palpable.

Your manager meets you at the door and welcomes you in.  “Wow, what is going on?” you ask.  He responds, “Your class is about to start.  We”™ll talk later.”

The entire gym is packed with people.  Some you recognize, some you do not.  Everyone is looking at you as if they know you.  Who are all these people?  Where did they come from? Why are all these people here? These are just a few of the questions that are flying through your mind as you are flying through the crowd, desperately trying to get to the studio.

The studio is packed!  Every bike is full and people are standing everywhere!  “What is going on”, you ask?

The crowd roars, “YOU are going on!  We wanted to show up and tell you how awesome you are, how much we love and appreciate you, and we can”™t wait to watch you do what you do!”

Can you imagine what that would feel like?  Would you prepare for class differently if you knew everyone was going to show up expecting your best class?  Of course you would!

But what if you don”™t have hundreds of students fighting to get into your class?  Well, guess what; YOU DO!  They are fighting crowds of depression, obesity, and complacency. They are overwhelmed and under…inspired; under…recognized; under…appreciated.  They have lived their life under the radar and they are desperate to SHOW UP!

They may be miles away, and not even know that you are there.  They may find their way to your class, or maybe they will not.  Regardless, YOU will be there with your best performance when they do!  They need YOU to show up! Why?

Because you are one who is celebrated.  You are the one they have literally been dying to meet because you celebrate people (this includes YOU).  And they know that if they can just get near you, they too will feel significant.

So you may be thinking, “Yeah, right…if I were a celebrity…it would be easy to have a packed class every week, but I am NOT!”

If you go back to the definition of celebrity, you will see that in fact, you can be. Celebrate you and you will be celebrated.  Celebrate others and they will celebrate you!

It”™s time to see yourself and others as a gift.  If you love to instruct, then do it with all your heart.  Pour your heart into your class, even if only one or two people show up. Thank them for showing up so you can do what you love to do.  A leader needs followers to lead, an instructor needs students to teach, and a celebrity needs to be celebrated to be a celebrity.  So are you celebrating YOU, and those around you?

No matter what you or your students are experiencing, there is always something to recognize and celebrate.  The more you are grateful for, the more you will have to be grateful for!

Often people will wait until they lose weight to give thanks, or their situation to change before they celebrate.  But sadly, this day seems to elude them.

Does losing weight promise great health or is it the expression of the great health that”™s within you (or your students)? When you stop trying to get something that you think you do not have, and begin to give thanks for that which you do…everything transforms!  Change takes time, but transformation happens the moment we give thanks!

Give thanks!

People think that eating well and exercise are a guarantee of great health.  The reality is that they are merely an expression of the great health that lies within them.

You may think that if you do “this” or “that” then you will be the instructor that everyone can”™t wait to see.  Your reality is merely an expression of the gratitude that lies within you.  When was the last time you told how a student how grateful you are to have them in class?  When was the last time you sent a hand-written note to someone thanking him or her for being who they are?

Do you remember what it feels like to be in love?  Everything seems so perfect.  You only see the good (or great) in the person you love.  You have so much energy.  You feel inspired.  And that excess weight just seems to melt away.  Why is that?  Because when we are in love, we are at our best.  Not the other way around.

If you are waiting to love yourself until you lose that extra weight or get that promotion, you may never experience it.  If you are waiting to be a celebrity only when your class is full and the line is out the front door, you will miss your moment!


One day I told one of my coaching clients that she looked as though she was in love.  She was literally glowing!  She looked so radiant and so happy!  She quickly responded, “I am!  I am in love with me!”  For the first time in her life, she had fallen in love with herself.  Not because she had lost weight, but because she had gained herself.  She had discovered who she really was, and just how loveable she is. That has led to her becoming her natural, healthy weight, and she is now in the best shape of her life!  Oh, and let me tell you, just recently she has attracted a wonderful man into her life too.  Those who are celebrated are “celebrities”.  And people want to be around a celebrity.  Love attracts love!

I absolutely love it!  This is why I do what I do!

Why do you do what you do?  Tap into your passion again! (Look for my next post, Be The Instructor (Inspirer) Your Students Can”™t Wait To See Again…A Lesson On Being Passionate coming next week.

Have you ever written yourself a love letter?  Why not?  Why wait for someone else to write you one?  Then if you really want to be a celebrity, stand in front of the mirror and read it out loud!  Why should we wait for our funeral to hear our eulogy?

Grateful leads to great-full!  That”™s right, being full of great!  Your classes will be full because you celebrate the great in each and every one of those in the room (you and your students).

If you desire to be the Instructor (Inspirer) your students can”™t wait to see again, give thanks for the instructor and be inspired!  Can I have your autograph?

Great-fully yours,

Dr. Shannon

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Originally posted 2012-04-22 06:08:47.

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