Get off the Sideline & in the Game!

I’ve got to tell you, the only reason I feel so comfortable and confident encouraging you to put yourself out there, chase your dreams, and live outside of your comfort zone is because I’m doing it. Integrity is a virtue that is very high on my list of values and I just wouldn’t feel comfortable empowering people to do something I’m not willing to do in my own life. I’m not going to sit here and tell you it’s easy because it’s not but it is worth it. I’m not going to cheer you on from the sideline as I sit comfortably in my lawn chair watching you play the game. I’m right there in the game with you.

Sometimes it’ll be hard, we’ll get dirty and sweaty and we’ll feel like quitting. Sometimes it’ll hurt and we’ll wonder why we ever started playing to begin with. I know from experience that all it takes is one great play to change the course of the game. We’ll feel like we’re on top of the world, our emotions will be riding high, and we’ll remember that it’s moments like those that make it worth playing. So don’t let the fear of losing keep you from playing the game. Even though you’ll be down at times, the game isn’t over until you say it is. You can take all of the timeouts and extra rounds needed. When it comes down to it, it’s not about winning or losing but doing it for the love of the game.

Whether that game is getting back out into the dating world, switching career paths 10 years in, or making a big move to support you building your dream, get in the game. Anything other than that means that you’re on the sidelines in your own life. Stop being a spectator and start playing the game. It doesn’t matter what your current record is. It doesn’t matter how long you’ve been on a losing streak. It doesn’t matter if you’ve been benched for years. You have to start somewhere. Start warming up, coming up with plays, and practicing because the 2018 season is just beginning and your timing couldn’t be better!

I can’t wait to hear your thoughts on this post. Are you tired of riding the bench in your life? Is it time for you to get in the game? Feel free to share how this post made you feel or anything you feel comfortable sharing in the comments. My inbox is always open if you feel particularly moved and want to share your experience with me personally-



I’m sending you lots of love and wishing you all that you need to get in the game in 2018! May this be an incredible season for you!
Niki Meadows




In order to support you to get in the game, I encourage you to create an Intention Plan. It’s not just about playing the game but having well-crafted plays to execute.

Get your Intention Planning Guide here

22 Replies to “Get off the Sideline & in the Game!”

  1. I love this Niki. I’m afraid that so many people are holding themselves back because they’re scared what 1 or 2 people (usually a parent or friend) will think. Putting yourself out there is hard, especially the first time – but the alternative, I think, is even worse

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    1. I agree, it’s hard to get out there but the alternative left me wanting to quit the game permanently. That’s why I’d rather lose a game or even a season but keep getting out there. I’ve found that in the beginning, I only share my game plans with my closest inner circle. That helped me to build up my confidence and my record before people knew what I was up to. By the time they found out and I had some wins, then it was easier to suit up for the next game. Thanks for stopping by, Zac!

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  2. I love this so much! Isn’t it funny how, when you are on a certain path, all the right things find you? Synchronicity is real. I have jumped in the game with both feet this year, and I am so excited about the direction I am going. Yay for all of us taking the plunge! Life is good!

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    1. I’m so happy to hear that! When I started my journey going on 5 years ago, I’d never experienced synchronicity to the degree I had once I started to follow my heart. Since then, I can’t remember the last time I went more than a few days without experiencing some sort of synchronicity. Isn’t it exciting? I’m so glad it brought you this way ❤

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    1. I love that! It’s ok to sit it out and ride the bench every now and then. If that’s where we spend the majority of our time, that’s how we know it’s time to warm up and get back in it! ❤ Aw thank you ❤


  3. I totally agree! My ideal clients are ones who are struggling with the same issues I have dealt with and continue to deal with. We’re all in this together and need to support each other along the way.


  4. Great blog! I’m definitely in the game and trying my best to stay on the field every day! There will always be set backs in life but setting the intentions to stay in the game we will help us get through the “difficult” days!

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