MO’s New Years Message 2022 – Part 2 of 4

Last week, I shared with you my kick-off blog for my four-part January 2022 blog series which is focused on helping you reconnect with your WHY. We explored the meaning and significance of knowing WHY and why working on your WHY is so vital to your success. Once you understand your WHY, it becomes more powerful and helps you become more influential when you share it with the world. To share your WHY you need to have people around you to share it with. This is where renewing your relationships and building community becomes important. Who do you want to surround yourself with this year? Who will inspire you and help you aspire to become a better version of yourself this year? The sense of belonging to a group of community is something we all share.

Reflecting on some of the amazing people I have met over my years working in the fitness industry, I have to say that those who inspired me the most learned how to live and breathe their WHY.  It became something that I could feel whenever I worked with them or spent time in their presence. One individual, whose WHY shone, like her smile always did every time she walked into a room or stepped on the stage at an industry event, was the late Sharon Mann. 

Sharon’s WHY was: “to become the best mother, wife, daughter and friend that I can be. To give back, to share what I’ve learned and to give breast cancer patients hope. To share my knowledge on prevention and to inspire people to take control of their health, ask questions, be curious and to never give up”. –Sharon Mann, 2018 Defyeneurs Magazine

Read more about Sharon Mann and the incredible impact and influence she had on the fitness industry in this blog post from canfitpro.

At canfitpro we have chosen to honour Sharon Mann’s memory and legacy with a new and prestigious award: the canfitpro Sharon Mann Inspiration Award and Scholarship. If you are reading this and you are a woman in the fitness industry and eligible for this award, I strongly encourage you to apply. As with any award nomination, it is not about whether you win or lose, it is who you become on the journey and what you discover about yourself in the process of preparing the application that is the greatest reward. In preparing your application to the Sharon Mann Inspiration Award and Scholarship you will inevitably have to consider WHY you do what you do, and reflecting upon your reason and inspiration will help you understand yourself and your WHY. 

The Sharon Mann Inspiration Award and Scholarship will be presented at the 8th Annual Women Who Influence Event happening on Thursday, August 11th, 2022. The Women Who Influence event continues to grow and evolve and is driven by a strong community spirit. Many attendees have come to the event multiple years. I cannot wait for August to reconnect and see members of the Women Who Influence community who I have not seen in person for over two years! As one of canfitpro’s most successful events of all time, it is a pleasure and a privilege for me to have seen it grow and to have seen other women rise and reinvent themselves as a result of being inspired and influenced by the power of community and other women authentically sharing their stories and their WHY. Come to Women Who Influence to see who receives the Sharon Mann Inspiration Award and Scholarship and to hear the stories and be inspired by other women’s WHYs. The incredible and highly-anticipated presenter lineup for this year’s event will be released on March 8th – International Women’s Day – so stay tuned!

This New Year, choose WHY. Then consider HOW and where you want to reimagine, reconnect and reinvent yourself and/or your career and relationship in 2022. Lead yourself this year by getting clear on your WHY and renewing your relationships and by doing so you will improve both the inner and outer support and stability you experience in your life in 2022. By taking these two approach-based routes, no matter what happens, you will become a better version of yourself in 2022–I know it!

Stay tuned for Part 3 of this blog series on reconnecting with your WHY coming next week to find out HOW you can bring your WHY into full focus and make it shine in 2022!