It’s not unheard of to create alter egos to get through tough times in life. Beyonce has Sasha Fierce, Nicki Minaji has Roman. What I’ve learned is that it doesn’t always have to be a name or mantra that gives you the extra push that you need, it can be as simple as a word.
Recently the title “boss” has encouraged me in my training. Being a boss, or assuming a title like this, is actually what has encouraged me to take my training to the next level. When I sat back and really broke down what I liked about the word “boss” and how it changes my approach to training smarter and more confidently, I realized that it had nothing to do with where I was physically. It was not because of what I could and couldn’t do, it was solely based on what and how it made me feel in the moment. The word “boss” gave me perspective, it made me feel like I had superpowers…that there was no excuse that could hold me back from just simply doing my best.
This month I felt like my training needed a boost. I wasn’t doing any challenges so I figured I’d challenge my mind instead of my body. I came up with the concept of “Boss October”. I decided that this was the month I was going to tread on the heavier side of resistance and higher side of cadence. I was going to work on my power externally and internally by provoking my mental endurance during my rides. It’s extremely important to me to keep my training fresh! I believe that fitness is a lifestyle and I believe that everyone is an athlete, so it’s my priority to keep life fun.
Being a boss is a combination of what we do and how those things make us feel. It’s pushing our boundaries of comfort to take charge of fear and overcome the norm. It’s about setting the tone, establishing a new standard, creating limitless boundaries to find self-fulfillment. Ultimately, it’s finding honor in the process rather than the outcome. When you set your plan in motion, you will succeed.