Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Guidelines to a Good Challenge

Bicep curl challenge???

I am all about embarking on challenges personally and coaching others. My number #1 goal as a FITness/Success coach is to get someone to do and achieve more than they ever thought they could mentally just as much as physically. Challenges work for all types of people...

The person who has just not got it going and can't seem to get themselves off the couch and in the game.

The person that is consistently working but has fallen into a plateau and is resulting in a mediocre mindset and mediocre actions. 

The person that is always on the hunt for more. The person that is never satisfied and wants to continue to push the envelop of success for themselves and others. 

Challenges do one of two things:

A challenge can simply overwhelm you and defeat you. 

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Consistency is the KING of All Success

My AM Ritual Items...

One of my favorite quotes, "Consistent daily action builds extraordinary outcomes."

Consistency is the KING of all principles if you are wanting to be successful in anything you do.

I've posted about this story on other blogs in the past but I came across it again recently and had to post, as it is a great reminder.

A young comic asked Jerry Seinfeld if he had any tips for him starting out as a comic.

What he told that young comic would benefit him for a lifetime.

I’ll pass it onto you now, as I know it will benefit you too–for a lifetime. Seinfeld told the comic that the way to be a better comic was to create better jokes. And the way to create better jokes was to write every day.

But his advice went further.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

3 Success Ingredients...

I listened to one of my favorite mentors this week, Grant Cardone and he said something that really resonated with me. The topic was, "How To Get What You Want", he discussed 3 very simple (but not easy) steps you must do and you can get what you want.   

Obscurity: In sales and business when others are thinking about you for your product/service you are putting yourself in a position to win and close the deal. For your life, health, marriage/relationship if you are constantly thinking about and aware of them you are putting yourself in a position to win in those aspects as well. Most people don't really know what they want because they are not thinking about it enough. We are so worried about others and what they think about us. Once we begin to bring more attention to what we want we have just taken the first step towards getting what we want. 

Tip: Write down your goals… EVERYDAY! Yep… everyday! If you want to move to the next step faster write them down 2x a day. You need to ingrain these goals in your brain. You need to keep them fresh on paper and tattoo them to your heart. The process of writing, reading and speaking these goals over and over again makes them happen faster and I believe it is a rite of passage for you to believe them. 

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Be the Be...

I heard this term quite a few years ago (2005 to be exact) at a personal development seminar. I was hearing what they were saying but I wasn't ready listen to what they were saying until recently, then it HIT ME!

The term, "Be the Be", refers to what type of person you need to become (on the inside) to actually get to where you want to go (on the outside).

I wrote a post almost 2 years ago, ACT AS IF, discussing you have to act like the future successful person you are trying to become.

If your goal is to become the top sales person in your company, with that title in hand... How many calls are you making a day? How many appointments do you have each week? How many deals do you close each month? 

If your goal is to be in great shape (double body weight back squat, have a six pack, run a 5 minute mile); With those goals accomplished... What does your weekly workout schedule look like? What does a typical day look like of your eating?

If you begin to act like that future person you are trying to become then you will eventually become that person. Sounds simple right? More like easy in theory, hard in reality.

"Be the Be" digs deeper. More than mirroring the activity of your future successful self you have to work on the inside to produce the outside.

"Be the Be" focuses on what is going on in your head and your heart to get you were you want to go. If you want your goals to be permanent rather than temporary you need to work FROM THE INSIDE TO OUTSIDE .