Matt Corker an upbeat CEO of the Corker Collective and 6 year yoga teacher caught my attention as he walked on stage at a Vancouver conference energized and ready to WOW the audience, but first he instructed us all to take a quiet moment to breathe deeply and move our bodies.
He is an inspiration to those of us who define ourselves as, "multifaceted," often feeling undecided which passion or career to pursue - take notes from him as he encompasses his love for being on stage, recruiting and developing people and helping others stay grounded through yoga. He makes it clear by following your truth and sipping on Immunity you can do it all!
Matt's ME TIME MOMENT will leave you with goose bumps on your arms and a tear in your eye. His defining moment of choosing to tell HIS truth going against the heavy pressures he felt from society will have you feeling empowered to speak your truth.
Matt's Me Time Moment
2. What is your Astrological sign? What is your Human Design? (if you know it) Zodiac: Leo. Human Design: Generator. Enneagram: 8. StandOut Roles: Pioneer-Teacher.
3. What is your cup of tea?
5. What was your first job?
6. When do you believe your inner self journey began?
7. What was a pivotal Me Time Moment in your life?
In 2007, I was (secretly) dating this great guy at school. It took a lot of effort to keep our relationship a secret because I was really infatuated with him. One morning after he stayed at my place, my alarm went off and I quickly realized I was going to be late for brunch with my sister. I grabbed clothes and shoes as quickly as possible and headed out the door.
Part way through brunch, my sister noticed the green high tops I was wearing (which belonged to my boyfriend, not me). "Nice shoes," she said. "Where did you get them?"
My eyes widened. My heart started pounding. My palms got sweaty. My sister, someone I utterly adore to this day, just asked a very loaded question - without even knowing it. And I had the opportunity to either brush it off and lie, or tell her the truth and risk her reaction.
"They're my boyfriends." I stopped breathing. "Oh. Are you two happy?" she asked. "... yeah, yeah we are."
And brunch went on like nothing happened. Yet, from my perspective, everything happened.
That moment at brunch would be a defining moment where, in public, I chose to tell the truth about who I was. To risk the reaction in the name of full self expression.
Now, 12 years and a few more great relationships later - I am happily married to the man of my dreams. The assumptions of what role I should play still come up in public ... "Oh you're married - how's your wife" "Will your girlfriend be joining you this evening" ... and each time I think about those green sneakers. Do I brush it off, or do I tell the truth.