When was the last time you defied gravity?!?

My week in pictures (T-B; L-R)… Good times at Socialight Toronto! Selfies with Seth Godin, Bruce Poon Tip, Dan Lok, Hal Elrod, Alexi Panos & Preston Smiles, Claudia Chan, & Josselyne Herman Sacco, all smiles with founder Theresa Laurico and other AMAZING peeps, celebration dinner with team at CN Tower, COW Niagara/Hamilton launch party, Women Living BIG at ifly going indoor skydiving!!!

So, when was the last time you tried defying gravity?!?

Last night, 13 of us did just that.

In fact, we didn’t just TRY, We DID defy gravity. Literally.

A brave group of Women Living BIG came together for our latest event – we were #playingBIG – and went indoor skydiving!

I was pretty excited about it… as I love getting a little out of my comfort zone and checking things off my bucket list ~ however even moreso I love empowering others to do the same.

Oh my goodness it was SO much fun! It was a HOOT!

Not only was it a hoot, it was an experience.

It was an experience in and of itself because, well, we went indoor skydiving! However the experience was amplified because it was shared with an amazing and empowering community of women.

Leading up to it, there were nerves and butterflies and lots of eager anticipation. I think it’s pretty safe to say we were all pretty darn excited, and yet weren’t totally sure what it would entail. And initially, we weren’t all fully comfortable enough with one another to share our honest feelings.

And then we zipped ourselves into those suits, stuffed in our ear plugs, tightened up our goggles and helmets, got into that anti-chamber, and everything changed.

All of a sudden an instant bond was formed as we shared this extremely powerful and liberating experience.

And as each of us took our turn defying gravity and ‘flying’, we got more and more excited, our smiles got brighter (my head hurt from smiling so much!!!), and our high fives and hugs got way more enthusiastic.

It didn’t matter where we came from, who we were, or what we did for a living… we were all fully there, sharing the moment, drinking in the experience.

We may have only spent a few minutes actually flying, and yet something shifted. Suddenly that wind swept us up, and we literally defied gravity; we flew.

It was empowering. liberating. invigorating.

We went around the group after we landed safely, sharing our experience in one word. ‘Limitless.’ ‘Exhilarated.’ Free.’ 

It’s not just about living big and flying in a vertical wind tunnel, it’s about what it means for your life and your business. Where can you go from here?

How we felt last night – limitless, free, exhilarated – is how you can feel every moment of your life if you choose to.

We can’t necessarily defy gravity every day, however we can use it as a metaphor for whatever force may be holding us back. It’s time to challenge your fears and limitations. It’s time to get real. It’s time to fly.

When was the last time you got a little out of your comfort zone, and challenged yourself to defy ‘gravity’?


What can you do TODAY to start? As I read in Hal Elrod’s ‘The Miracle Morning'earlier today: 

Your entire life changes the day you decide you will no longer accept mediocrity for yourself. When you realize that today is the most important day of your life."


Today is the most important day of your life.


When you choose to defy gravity – however those imposed limitations show up in your life ~ you FLY. (Click to tweet it out!)

Happy Friday!

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Carol Schulte

Carol is a published author, has been featured in numerous magazines and podcasts, and is a returning guest expert on Rogers TV. Having lived and worked in 16 countries including Ashrams in India and vans in New Zealand, rocked dreadlocks in Thailand and shaved her head for breast cancer, she certainly walks her talk and brings a global perspective to all she does. When she’s not traveling or speaking on stage, you can find her volunteering as a bereavement facilitator, training for her next triathlon, or practicing her serious carpool karaoke game.

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