Saturday morning began the whirlwind of training. We were up early as my friend, Lynda's, house was an hour drive to the convention centre. Morning meditation was good. I managed keep this part of my ritual up the whole time that I was away. I did not get in my personal growth reading today, but did massive personal growth training so figure that counts for something! I did lower body and back stretching again today as I was still in quite a bit of pain in my lower back.
The first day of training was phenomenal! As is usual with David Wood training sessions, it was a day packed with tons of knowledge and tons of learning! One of the main lessons was the importance of getting out of our comfort zone. When we are in our comfort zone, life is predictable and boring! The uncomfortable zone and the unknown zone are Twhere the juicy stuff in life happens! The 3.5 day program was called Amplified Train the Trainer. The other trainer was Colin James - not the singer! This guy is a master! He had so many nuggets of information to share!
My favourite quote from the day was, "Our greatest fear should not be in failing but in succeeding at things in life that don't really matter." Talk about a powerful statement! This really put things in perspective for me ... Do the things that I strive to be excellent at really matter?
One of the powerful lessons from Colin James today was about the Anablep. This is a fish that swims along the top of the water looking for bugs. It's eyes are above the surface looking for food. Due to the threat that this causes it, it has also developed a second set of eyes which look below the surface for threats. The lesson here was to be an Anablep and focus on the content of the material that you are training, which is above the surface, and also focus on the methodology of building that content, which is below the surface.
Breakfast and lunch were my superfood shakes - of course I brought them with me!
Dinner was ham, broccoli, and peas that my friend's husband, Lorne, made. It was yummy! After the long drive home, it was straight to bed after dinner as we had another early day on Sunday!