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The Daily Scroll: A Mentorship Recap - January 29th, 2021 Show Notes

Kay:

Hey there gang, it's Fabulous Friday. This is January 29th, episode 280 and we have a really cool quote from a really cool lady today, Miss Ellen DeGeneres. And she says, "When I go hiking and I get over the hill, that means I'm past the hard part and there's a snack in my future. That's a good thing as far as I'm concerned.”

Shi:

A simple, practical, fun quote, just like Ellen. Like her or not, she's had a huge influence and impact on America in the last 20-30 years and it's been fun to watch her grow all along. I used to watch her show. I was in high school when Ellen, the sit-com, came out and it was racy, and it was funny. So, interesting lady and this is just a fun piece right here. I love hiking. Shila here, LOVE hiking. My husband and I have picked it up more and more in the last five or six years here. It's just something so fun, but we always laugh about how, even when you (biologically, in your brain) know that you're going to get the big endorphin cocktail at the top of the hill, and you're going to love your peanut butter and jelly sandwich. Then the whole walk down you're going to righteously pat yourself on the back and feel great about the hike. It still feels so good and that's exactly what Ellen is telling us here. No joke. On the hike up to Mount Rose, that upward climb is so difficult and you're like, why am I doing this? This is ridiculous. But you get to the top and it's breathtaking and it feels so good and this isn't just true for hiking. It's true for life.


Kay:

I mean, to be fair, that's like a 2,500-foot climb.


Shi:

A big hike. We only do it once a year.


Kay:

It is a massive hike. It takes four hours to get to the top and two hours to get back down. So, you guys are brilliant, but whether it's hiking or a challenge in life what I love about what she's talking about here is that uphill is still the hardest part but downhill has the promise of reward. Now, many of us think that the halfway point can be a bad thing. I'm only halfway, but no, we had it explained to us interestingly just a few days ago from Mr. Joseph McCLendon III, where he said, “I always love to consider the halfway point of things because I know that it's all downhill from there.”


Shi:

Because he gets a snack in his future and it's downhill from there! Just like Ellen is telling us, getting through that halfway point - there's just something momentous about it. That second half that typically most times is easier. It's downhill. It's easier to navigate, it's more simple. and you know you've got that first half behind you. Uphill is the hardest part. It's the slog. It's the sweat. It's the doubt. It's the challenges. It's the part that takes longer than you think it's going to. But knowing, sometimes, that you don't really have to be aiming for the whole way, you just have to be aiming for that halfway point, can be just enough motivation to keep putting that either metaphorical or physical foot in front of the other.


Kay:

Now she does say. "That means I'm past the hard part and there is a snack in my future." I know that there are a few things that we've done in the past where your hard part is on the first three of the eight days that you got to go through. So, understanding where is that hardest part when you take on a project and knowing when am I going to get over that hump? When does the downhill come? It doesn't mean the work stops. You're still moving your feet. You're still going down the hill. Your butt is still burning. You are still breathing hard. The sweat is pouring out of every single place that it possibly can on your body but it's easier than it was before, even though you're still doing the same activity.


Shi:

The other part here that is just a good indicator of a helpful tip is the snack piece. Have something that you're looking forward to, that proverbial carrot on the proverbial stick. It works. If you give yourself something to look forward to whether it be a snack or a massage or a bubble bath, or a meditation minute, or even a run on the treadmill. Whatever that thing is for you, that you're like, “I'm just SO looking forward to that. I'm going to earn it.”...Putting that carrot on that stick or that snack at that halfway point is something that can help you get through those hardest parts of the uphill climb.


Kay:

Quick tip on that carrot. Make sure you give it to yourself when it is appropriate. If you've earned it, take the carrot. If you haven't earned it, don't and be disciplined about what that means for you. So, as a reminder, Ellen DeGeneres tells us, "When I go hiking and I get over the hill, that means I'm past the hard part and there's a snack in my future. That's a good thing as far as I'm concerned.”


Shi:

Alright, it's your #FriYAY Fitness Quest today. Prepare your body for the celebratory snacks of the weekend ahead by partaking in some sort of physical activity this Friday and allow yourself to slide into the weekend feeling like (and looking like!) a cute little snack. Are you ready?


Kay & Shi:

Let's quest