Welcome. I appreciate you turning up this course. Becoming the secret to thriving as a teacher is intended to share with you and give you all the secrets and all the knowledge that you will never taught in teacher training. In order to get all this knowledge you need to participate 100% and I really hope you do so. Participation has three parts to it. The first part is you turn up, you're here, you did that. Good job. Now the second part is the drills, the exercises that looking into yourself and finding the answers to the questions that I will be presenting as we go through this.
And the third part is sharing with the community, writing up your successes, your discoveries, your exploration after the lesson. Because when we share, we raise the bar for everybody. We learn from each other. We discover new things and communities. Really how we thrive, not all alone by ourselves. In order to do this and participate, you need something to write with. So if you don't have a laptop with you, you don't have a notepad, something to take notes. Please pause the video right here and get yourself set up because starting with lesson number one, you're diving right in together with me and I'm so excited, excited that you're going to be sharing this journey with me
Maybe you've just stepped out of a training and you're beginning to get your feet wet with clients. Maybe you've been doing this for a year, part time or full time. Maybe it's five years or 10 years into this and it's different for each one of you, but I know that is a very painful journey on some aspect. For some of you, some of you who give up, many teachers get burnt out and they lose that spark and that joy that was there for them. And I want to raise the bar for you. This course is about addressing all of that, allowing you to discover what makes some teachers successful, have a lot of longevity, find the art of teaching, expanding their lives, and then others, music confidence, feel like imposters stop and give up. And there's a secret here, which is it's not needing to learn more. You don't need more knowledge. That's usually what happens. I don't know enough, I need to go and take more courses. No, it's not knowledge.
I say that because I know teachers that only did beginner mat 16 hours and they have a career out of it. They love it. They're thriving and it's changed their life. So it really is not more knowledge. And we all have our bad days. We all put a photo up on Facebook and then there's a zillion comments telling us how bad it is and how incorrect.
Or we see someone doing a fantastic exercise and we feel so inadequate. Maybe a client walks in and says, my chiropractor told me I should never do it and you need to call him so we can explain to you what I'm allowed to do or not do. And here you where you thought you were the expert or you have a client that says, it's not working for me. My abs are not firing. You know we have those days. I've had those days. You have those days when things go wrong and you wonder, am I in the right career? Who am I?
I'm standing here supposedly an expert of some kind and I know nothing. Yeah, you know what exactly you know exactly what I'm talking about. And then you think, oh, maybe I should be thin or I should be taller. I should have red hair, I should be blonde, I should be more muscular. All of that noise that goes on in all of our heads.
So the real question is how do we weather this? How do we walk through all of this and hold our own and know who we are and represent what we believe in? How do we navigate all of this? And it's what you believe it. What's true for you. It's your belief system. Belief systems are these foundational truths that we build a whole life around and all of us have them for much of everything.
I believe that I really like coffee. I have friends who believe they hate coffee, so they have a completely different relationship with it. Um, other belief systems, I believe that I, that the sun is good for me. Other people believe the sun is bad for them to sell. We have belief systems, they run and influence everything about our lives. So in order to sort out what you believe about [inaudible] and about teaching, we have to start earlier. We have to go back to when you started [inaudible] and you went, I like this. I'm interested in this.
So let me give you an example for myself. I actually had been doing pilates for quite awhile as a beginning dancer. I was told it was going to make me stronger, didn't really raise the bar for me. I took the classes, but I was not interested in it. And it wasn't until later when I took some classes in this case it was with Ramana that something about how she taught me. And what she demanded out of my body and what he was making other people do was like, wow, this is gonna make me really, really, really good. I, it's gonna change everything about everything else that I'm doing in my life.
I want to know more about this. I'm going to do this workout, I'm going to use it with other people. And I could see it was cracking the code on my inabilities. I was sold, I was interested, I was inspired. Cause I could see that this applied to both beginners and to super advanced people. So I was in each and every one of you has that moment where you decided, I'm interested. I want to learn more.
It could be much of anything. Maybe you just saw somebody else highly enthusiastic and you said, I want what they have. I want that. This is really, really important because this is your truth and this is the beginning of your understanding yourself very well in this arena. So please pause the video right now and write down what happened, what was going on in your life, what happened when you took that workout, that class, that experience, that made you want more, it something happened there. So take your time. I'm here and start looking and write this down.
So what was it that motivated you to teach something actually happened as well that made you interested in sharing this and influencing other people and want to be a teacher? So for me, I had a lot of problems in my body. I actually struggled a lot as a dancer with a lot of technical inabilities and I wanted to solve them. And first of all has helped me resolve that. And my personality was such that I really wanted to help other people. So I'd have a fellow dancer in class telling me about something they're struggling with and I'd be like, I want to let, let me show you what I'm learning. Let me show you what I'm doing.
I got pulled into this desire to help other people. I found myself after class kind of working with friends and that was the beginning of what made me want to teach. I realized that I really love sharing what I do with others and I want to help them. I would get excited when somebody else got better because I gave them some whatever formula. I discovered something for myself. So my motivation for teaching is to help other people and to help them discover something that they didn't know about themselves and raise the bar for themselves. I mean, I could kind of stand here and like preach about what turns me on as a teacher. But you have this as well.
You have something that's driving you to want to teach and work with other people. So please pause the video right here and write down your ideas.
Pilates for me is part of the health and fitness industry. It is a type of exercise that focuses on alignment, connection, discovering weaker muscles. It brings back functional movement to the body. It's a way to really rev up the nervous system in a healthy way so people can go out and then have a fun life for themselves. I believe that [inaudible] repairs dysfunction.
I believe Po, I believe that [inaudible] could be an ideal one stop shop type of exercise. And it doesn't have to be, um, for myself, I actually consider it like a mechanical, you know, you take your car to the mechanic and you get the tuneup, you get everything put back, you clean the oil, you change the oil, you do this, you do that, you repair things so that your car is driving in tip top shade. For me, that's what Peloton is, is it's a PR way to put your body to tip top shape, and then you can go out and play soccer, football, tennis, whatever other stuff you like to do or I like to do that messes you up and trashes your body. Because I know that I can bring my body back to polarities and put myself back together again because it repairs imbalances and misalignments. So these are all true.
These are foundational beliefs that I have about PyLadies. So what I would like for you to do right now is to have a look and see what is true for you about politeness. Please pause the video and write down what's true for you
It's actually not logical. The way we think about it and what is fascinating about all of us is that we actually do not make decisions logically. We make them emotionally. The part of ours that makes decisions is as a part of the brain. That's not our prefrontal cortex. If that's what it's called, where we have logical thought, it's something else. It's like that time when you have this gut feeling or you walk into a room and you really, really like that person and there's somebody else, you're not as easy around them.
Those are all emotional kind of radar ways. You're navigating your life. It is senior to very intelligent, logical thought. It really is what's driving you. So when you connect with this emotional foundational truth that's true for you, you are actually setting up a system that you can stand by and you know what's amazing?
The people that believe the same things are going to want to be attracted to you. They will find you and you will find them because you line up, you're on the same track, on the same wavelength, and that's very, very important for you to get some momentum for yourself and also be happy because you're hanging with the same crowd of people. I want you to look over everything you wrote down that moment where you said, I want to learn more about Palladio's, all the benefits that you got from [inaudible] and you as a result of it, that it's good for you. What motivated you to be a teacher? What was the driving force behind this and then what you believe about Palladio's in general. These are all your foundational truths.
It's far more powerful to take it in and make it part of your essence, because remember, other people will be attracted to it. So you, you want it up front for you. So just allow yourself to rebel in this and make it good. And then when you're ready, take a big breath in. Breathe out, bring yourself back to this moment and open your eyes. Well Dad, you just connected in with your basic belief systems about what mode invading you to be a teacher, what you love about the subject, and what you think about this subject in general. That is awesome. So homework and I have to confess something with you.
We're not calling it homework, we're calling it fun practice because homework is associated with, you know, work. But we like to have fun and you know, just like in piles, you practice makes progress. We're not going for perfection here. We're just going for progress. The first time you do an exercise, you're not so good at it, but the more you repeat it, the more you refine it, the more capacity you get to practice makes progress and fun. Practice is going to enrich everything about this journey for you. So read over everything that you started in this lesson, refine it. You may have other ideas and other memories come up for you.
Add them in. This is part of what will enrich you if you already teach, please remember these things before you step into your next teaching moment or day or client. Connect into it. You will notice that you teach from a different place. You are different person when this is forefront for you as your inspiration and your state of being and also post in the forum afterwards. Share with others what you finding out about yourself.
I like say that we all do better as a team and team stands for teas, teams together. T stamps stands for together. E everyone ae achieves m more together. Everyone achieves more. And by the way, I've decided to play with more that last m and now I call it miracles. So together everyone achieves miracles. Now why is it so useful to share what you're discovering?
Because you'll get to read what everybody else is discovering and guess what? It raises the bar. So please do that. Well done. Next lesson we'll be going into your ideal teacher yourself. See you in the next lesson.