I’m back and rested up from an AMAZING 5 days in gorgeous San Diego, where I spent time learning directly from my mentor, Brendon Burchard at his High Performance Academy live event! 

I had so much fun spending time with friends and #bizbesties who I don’t get to see nearly as often as I’d like, and making tons of new friends throughout the week!

This event was completely full of valuable information {Brendon is a New York Times best-selling author and coach to some pretty incredible men and women (including Oprah!)}, but one thing Brendon reminded us throughout the week really stood out to me. {So of course, I couldn’t keep it to myself!}

“Common sense isn’t always common practice.” 

Think about that for a second, and you’ll quickly see how true it is. 

For example, you probably know what you need to eat {or not eat} to lose 10 pounds and drop a dress size. But when that triple venti latte with extra whipped cream or second {ahem…third!} donut is calling your name, it’s hard to resist, isn’t it?! 

Or maybe you know that you should be investing in tools, coaches, and systems that will help you grow your business, but you can’t get those shiny-red-soled Louboutins out of your brain!

Really, we all know what we need to do to get to where we want. 

It may be as simple as knowing that you need to attend a conference where you’ll receive knowledge and wisdom to take your biz to a whole new level. Or as easy as scheduling your workouts in your family’s calendar so that they have a heads up that you’re not available at those times. 

The hard part is making all these “common sense” activities daily habits. 

We know what to do, but sometimes we just don’t want to do it! {In the moment, that third donut seems so deliciously decadent that we don’t think about how we’re going to feel after the sugar rush subsides and we crash.}

Fear often plays a role in holding us back from the things we know we should be doing. 

I’ll let you in on a little-known secret. When my mentor hosted our graduation from my six-month coaching program last October in London, I knew I needed to be there. But I almost let fear hold me back! 

I convinced myself that it was too much to ask my husband to keep our young daughter for four nights while I was out of town. I worried about what could happen while I was away. {Plus, it seemed totally impractical to fly across the globe for a 2-day conference.}

But I knew that attending that event was was a non-negotiable for me in growing my business. 

I faced my fears and presented the opportunity to my husband… and he was totally supportive! I attended the event, had an incredible {life-changing} time, and formed valuable partnerships with other successful female business owners that have allowed my business to soar to new heights.

All of this was possible because I turned common sense into common practice! 

And you can do this, too! This week, set aside 20 minutes to journal about 3 things that you know you *could* be doing to improve your life or business but that you totally avoid or make excuses for any time they come up.

Once you’ve written your 3 things on paper, think about your “WHY” behind wanting to make those “common sense” things your “common practice.”

Do you want to have the energy to chase your toddler around? Or grow a multi-six-figure business? Or be the best PTA President your child’s school has ever known?

Whatever your “WHY” is, make sure that it’s deeply rooted in your purpose, to keep you moving toward your ultimate desires even in the face of obstacles or setbacks. 

You know what you need to be doing. And I’m 100% confident that you have what it takes to DO THAT THING!

I’m cheering you on to make common sense into common practice! 

This week, I’m committing to make common sense my common practice by getting at least 7 hours of sleep a night. I know that to serve you best, I’ve got to approach my business with energy and clarity! So I’m focused on building in plenty of time to rest. It’s common sense, and it’s becoming my common practice!