What’s UP y’all!
As you all know – I’m always keepin it real with you. 100!
Now – Meg Squats… who is she?
She’s a fucking queen that’s who!
I came across Meg after someone told me she was kind enough to mention me in an interview of sorts when attempting her watermelon squeeze. I was so chuffed she took a second to acknowledge the OG!
After looking her up, I was in love. She’s drop dead gorgeous on the outside, but even more so on the inside because she keeps it real.
I watched a few of her youtube videos, and remember thinking “fuckkkkkkkkk! I could have built my channel to her size had I not given up on it in 2011…. you always give up too soon on stuff Kortney.”
I made contact with Meg, and would you know it – she’s completely down to earth and a great gal.
Even though she has her own brand and sells some merch, I decided I still wanted to network with her, and bring her into the GRRRL scene.
After speaking on the phone, and texting several times, I was Super stoked to have her onboard to present at our annual conference in Las Vegas called GRRRL Live, aka #GL18
She will be our ‘go to’ powerlifting ‘how-to’.
Of course we have our powerhouse GRRRL Shape Athletes Amenah and Sam who are queens on the bar, but Meg has a special knack for teaching.
Anyway – I happened to catch that Meg had entered into the Bodybuilding.com spokesmodel search a month back or so.
When I get on social media, I usually last about 5 minutes before I get distracted, and get back off. I’m absolute rubbish when it comes to social media. But I caught that she WON the SEARCH!
Now – here comes the interesting part.
My initial reaction was…
“ah fuck! I hope she doesn’t pull out of GL18 because of her new endorsement. They’ll probably have some kind of photoshoot planned on that date or something…”
Then I went into…
“ah dude – why didn’t I think of doing that? I wish I had editing skills or a camera person to follow me around. I’d have such a rad reality show… I should have kept with it back in the day…. but I always quit…
Why does Bodybuilding.com get to have her?…
I wish I had $10,000 to offer Athletes for a winning a model search. It’s not fair…
Why can a government pay millions of dollars for a stupid project like building a new walkway, and I can’t find an investor for a brand that is changing the fucking world and has women tattooing the brand on their body…
This is bullshit!”
LOL! You see how fucked up that thought process is!?
First of all – Bodybuilding.com has been around for over a decade.
Second, WHY am I comparing myself with someone else as opposed to focusing on the things I HAVE done?
You see how easy it is to start talking to ourselves about how ‘shitty we are’ when we compare our progress to someone else’s?
And I’m Super happy to report that Meg is still 100% onboard.
So that wasted emotion of “what if” only robbed me of maybe 10 minutes of mental space.
Remember to pull yourself up on shit when you start comparing yourself to others.
The best thing to do is to interrupt your thought process (easiest way to do that is by creating awareness around your thoughts, and not spending your day on auto-pilot), and say it out loud to someone else, or write down how silly you’re being. This is why we’ve built a platform for women to be real with each other – so we can share our innermost shit, then help each other out the other side.
It’s not human nature to compare ourselves to others journey, it’s society’s nature. This is how we’re programmed from birth. Instead of celebrating other’s success, we’re instantly focused on how it reflects on us, and judging ourselves as a measure.
We’re brought up to be ‘the best’ and to be better than everyone else, as opposed to be happy that when one of us wins, we all win.
That we can all get high off someone else’s ‘win’.
Also, remember that the “what if” mentality is a waste of fucking time.
This is what we call being ‘anxious’.
Anxiety is simply a state of being stuck in the future. Thinking about “what if” this happens… creating a ‘what if’, ‘then’ scenario.
Look – it’s OK to briefly consider “what ifs” because sometimes we need a backup plan.
But never spend too much time in the ‘what if’ land. The best way I get out of “what if” land, is through prayer. Which I’ve talked about in another blog.
I’m proud of Meg, and I’m so happy she gets to be the face of strength for women because she’s authentic AF.
Mantra of the day: “comparison is the thief of joy”