As Jane Alexander and I were taking our mid-morning run/"fast-paced" walk in the rain one Friday, I heard a message during one of the videos that I listen to everyday. I believe that it was Jim Rohn who said, "something that's easy to do is also easy not to do". That's when I stopped in my tracks and realized that Jane makes my runs less easy than doing them alone. She's pretty big for not quite 8 months old and has a LOT of strength. Although it would be easy for me to leave her behind, I know that it's for the better in ridding her anxiety and excessive energy. I know the feeling now that I've been running for several consecutive months and it's not very appealing to be around myself or within myself when I need to go run(which has become everyday).
When I look at our 2 pups I see myself in each of them. Although their puponalities could not be more different, they get alone great. Asher Olivia, a 7 month old cockapoo who is pure delight and loves so much and weighs a whole 10 pounds and Jane Alexander, an 8 month old German Shepherd, who weighs much greater than 50 pounds and when she jumps up is taller than me @ 5'3".
You see Jane represents the action packed, curious, anxious, easily excited, hard worker, and protector. Asher represents the loving, nurturing, rule follower, tidy, go with the flow, flexible side of me. What I realized is that these 2 dogs remind me to take time for myself and be with my loved ones, as well as, take action to rid the excessive energy that doesn't serve me when trying to focus. I've got businesses to build, family to care for and about, and much passion to be spread around the world. When we made the investment in them I didn't realize that they would truly be team members to work right along side of me. FOCUS is a commodity that I am acquiring day by day and am loving the energy!
Look around your environment and see what team members you will add or give a boost to?
Happy Running, Relaxing, & FOCUS
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