Who Can You Trust?


This past week has been a big lesson for me ….

A lesson of trust and assumption.

Some of you may know that I have three businesses (and soon to be a re-structure, but that is another story).  On top of that, I am still actively involved with Les Mills and with teaching classes.  So, it makes sense that I tend to compartmentalise my life to make it more manageable.  I do also attempt to categorise my diary, so that I can allocate the appropriate amount of time to each business … though I am not always successful at keeping to that?!

What is interesting this week, is I realised that the way I think for one part of my life, does not always carry over into another.

The practice of Yoga is about Practice, Reflection and Surrender; surrender by trusting the process.

I thought that I was actively applying that principle to all aspects of my life; but, perhaps not.

I certainly practice the first two as consciously as possible.  The third … surrender … leap, and the net will appear.

And that is what I started to do with the people around me.  Trusted that they were coming on the ride with me.  Believed that they were in for life.

Now, that is a big leap for me.  As an introvert, I am very content with my own company.  I do not seek external validation, and tend to get on with stuff.  I do the work and get things done.  More recently, I have begun to build a team around me, and realise that in order to grow my businesses, I do have to trust and let go.

When it is just me, I do the work, I reflect and I trust in the process.  With a team, I find I am no longer “doing the work”, apart from my bit.  I do reflect on the teams and where the businesses are going.  And, I do, with bated breath, let go.

Unfortunately, I had started to assume that team members are as committed as I am.  I trusted that they would do the work because we are all working towards a common goal.  Whilst this is true in a couple of my businesses; it is not the case with another. So, the lesson for me is I need to be passionate about the process and not be attached to the outcome.  I have to practice letting go with grace, rather than reluctance.

I have to reflect on whether I have shared my goals and dreams enough, or perhaps I do not have to, but rather, shine a light on their goals and dreams?

When Martin Luther King, Jr. said, “I have a dream … “, did people hook into his dream, or did he open their eyes and mind to dream their own dream?

What are your thoughts?

Till next time … x




Published by Ann-See Yeoh

In a world that moving at a tremendous pace, some of us are striving to peel back the layers and be in the moment. I believe that we are here to share, to grow, to evolve and to leave the world a better place than that we were born into. Whilst we are busy being diverse human beings, we can still remain humans being, and more importantly, that we live our kind of lives.

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  1. Without you working hard and doing what you do to make your dreams happen, I wouldn’t be here now making my dreams happen, dreams I didn’t know I wanted to make happen.
    Thankyou for doing what you do and being who you are xxx

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