If she can do it, I can do it!

This week was the year anniversary of the passing of my dear friend, Audrey Griffin who so inspired me. Audrey was 82 when she passed. She was a member of the Cowgirl Hall of Fame.

Thinking about the impact Audrey had on my life, reminded me to remind you about something very important in all of our lives.

That’s what this week’s video is all about.


Heh, it’s Barb.

You’ve probably heard me say that nothing happens on the outside of us until it happens on the inside of us first.

And just like learning the many different technical skills of riding (horsemanship, communicating with a horse, discipline-specific maneuvers, etc.)… learning mental and emotional skills for riding is exactly the same. There are many pieces and parts of the internal game of riding and high performance.

What we’re really doing when we learn the mental and emotional skills is unlocking our true potential.

One of those internal pieces is to understand the power of inspiration.

Somehow we know that being inspired is important. We all love to be inspired!

However, the work of Daniel Coyle brought to light the true impact of inspiration in our lives for me. As he studied great performers from all over the world in his research, he learned one thing they all had in common.

They each had someone (or maybe a couple of people) who Inspired them in this way. “If he or she can do it, I can do it!”

I’ve known about this power of inspiration for a while now, but I was reminded again about it this week.

It is the year anniversary of the passing of my dear friend, Audrey Griffin who so inspired me. Audrey was 82 when she passed. She was a member of the Cowgirl Hall of Fame.

Audrey always made you feel like you were her best friend! Everybody felt like they were her best friend! We all felt loved by her.

I also admired her incredible character. (And she was a character, too!) She had a very generous spirit. She was clear about her thoughts. She knew (for her) what was right and what was wrong.

Plus she was quite the rider! As a young girl, she was a Roman Rider, which is how she got into the Cowgirl Hall of Fame. And she never stopped riding!

At the age of 82, she still loved to go to the ranches in California and help the cowgirls and cowboys brand and rope.

In fact, she passed away on her own horse, loping across a ranch pasture. She had a heart attack.

When I think of Audrey, I am truly inspired to be a better person… to be a better rider… to live life to the fullest.

Her anniversary reminded me… to remind you… to think about the people who inspire you. Know that if he or she can do it, you can do it!

Keep bolstering a belief in yourself by looking to those people and to those sources of inspiration that resonate with you. Nourishing your spirit with inspiration is a power-packed way to help all of us keep unlocking our potential.

That’s my message for today. I hope you have a great day. I hope you have a great week. Let me know what you think in the comments.

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4 Comments on If she can do it, I can do it!

  1. Helen taliaferro on Sun, 19th Jul 2020 4:21 pm
  2. Great message! I am sorry you lost your friend!!

  3. Claire on Sun, 19th Jul 2020 11:27 pm
  4. I remember your interview with Audrey before she passed and thinking what a “sparkle person” she was.
    I’m sure she left a huge hole-thanks for reminding us about being grateful for our mentors.
    Blessings on the show season, can’t believe half the summer is gone by already!

  5. Roz on Wed, 22nd Jul 2020 2:30 pm
  6. Sad but lovely memories of your friend – thank you for 🙏 sharing and inspiring us all. 🤗🐎👍

  7. Carol MacGregor on Tue, 4th Aug 2020 3:05 pm
  8. I’m late in responding because for some reason I stopped getting these great Sunday videos—:( But I did love what you had to say about keeping inspirational people in front of our eyes all the time–whether on a poster, in a book on our desk, on a video etc. I can feel my heart rate rise when I see or watch these inspirational people–your self included, indeed!!! I love watching you and Nic work together. I love how much you love him!!!

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