The power of one.
Last night I had the immense honor of interviewing my good friend Julio for the podcast. He's an amazing guy, offering up so much for others. I'll get into his story when I publish the episode, but for those of you who can't wait you can find much of his work here, www.defeatthestigmaproject.org
What I want to talk about here, now, is how incredible it is just how inspired I get from talking with him. I swear if I could have a five minute (not that Julio could have just a five minute conversation) talk with him each morning I'd be gangbusters all day.
Months ago we sat down for some "coffee" and chatted for an hour or two, which many of you know is not something I do. By the time I was at the bottom of my hot chocolate I had plans to start dieting, pick up running again, 20-30 podcast ideas and more! Remarkably, none of these ideas came from Julio, they were independent thoughts I came up with just while listening to him and sharing with him.
Last night was much the same. I'd told him my show isn't as long as the podcast his team does at DSP, next thing I knew we had about an hour and a half of recorded talk. I'm ready to get back on the diet wagon again. I want to get on a journey of fitness so I can take part in one of his upcoming runs for mental health awareness. I simply want to be better, not for him, but because of him. Because a guy like Julio is out there, fighting the internal and external battles, I want to stand along side him and fight with him.
The trick here, of course, is bending and setting this mental, emotional and physical energy into solid, realistic plans before the dysthymia and AvPD turn it all into wishful and worthless thinking. That's what happened last time.
Who's with me?