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Achieving Your Goals and Dream Life – Step Three

December 24, 2013

First, HAPPY HOLIDAYS TO ALL OF THE BEST FITNESS PROS! Thanks for taking the time to be better for your clients and for our industry!

Achieving Your Goals and Dream Life – Step Three

So far we’ve discussed the importance of 1st step, writing down your goals for all areas of your life and taking action and 2nd step, getting physical so you feel great and have the energy to achieve great things.

Race-Car-Wallpapers-2Today, we discuss the 3rd Step to helping your clients achieve their Dream Life – Eating like a Champion.  As you know….it is difficult for clients to live their dream life if they don’t feel well. Ask them to think of their bodies as a high performance race car.  They must use the right fuel if they want perform and function optimally.

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There really is no trick to eating well.  It’s stuff we have all heard before.  Drink lots of water.  Consume a high level of fruits and vegetables.  Eat a balanced diet. Minimize alcohol and sugar intake.  Control your portion sizes.  But there seems to be a gap between knowing what to do and actually adhering to these simple guidelines.  There is no special grapefruit, cabbage, Low-protein or High-protein diet or pill that will get you the results you want quickly.  And knowledge alone is not power!  We all know what we have to do!  It is finding the motivation and inspiration to make and adhere to very small changes in our nutrition plan that will facilitate success. Finding the motivation to stick to a healthy nutrition plan day-in-day-out is all it takes.  Here’s the good news – you don’t have to starve yourself and you don’t have to limit your diet to bean sprouts and broccoli.

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Achieving Your Goals and Dream Life – Step Two

December 20, 2013

Achieving Your Goals and Dream Life – Step Two

Last week we discussed how important it is for your clients to create a map for all realms of their lives so that every initiative and action they take points them towards their goals and their dream life. Do not underestimate the power of Step #1 – that’s why it’s number one!

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Give Clients Their Dream Life – Step One

December 14, 2013

Achieving goals and dream life….step one!

Last week I gave you ideas on how to help your clients find motivation. Now it is time to give them the specifics on how to achieve their goals and ultimately live their dream life.

Working in the fitness industry for 25 years, I’ve noticed that there are certain things that those who are successful at achieving their goals do on a regular basis. I’ve narrowed it down to the top 10 Tips and will share those tips over the next few weeks that I hope you will share your clients. These tips will prepare them successfully launch their 2014 year – potentially the best year of their lives! 

Early in my career I used to get so frustrated if a client wouldn’t do what I knew they needed to do to achieve the results they wanted.  I used to bang my head against the wall trying to figure out how to motivate them.  Then one day, I was on a hike with my daughter Brianna and I learned my biggest lesson about goals and dreams.

Beacon RockWe had just hiked Beacon Rock in WashingtonState, a beautiful scenic hike with amazing views of the Gorge and the Columbia River.  I was getting my daughter situated in her car seat when a pick up truck pulled up beside us and two women jumped out to have a smoke.  They each lit their cigarettes and then one looked towards the top of the rock that we had just climbed and stated “You know, people actually hike to the top of that rock!”  The other gal took a long drag on her cigarette, looked up and then exclaimed “Why in the world would anyone ever want to do that?!”

My jaw dropped.  I couldn’t believe she had just said that!  I thought she would say something like “Gosh, I wish I was in good enough shape to do something like that!” or “I would love to do that” or “Maybe one day I will be able to do that!” But she had no desire, no interest for ever hiking to the top of that rock. And without any will, there is no way. So no matter what I said or programmed or suggested, nothing I could do would ever convince her to summit that rock.  There was no compelling reason for her!

So it taught me that I have to help people figure out their ‘why?’  Once there is a will, there is way.  But without a compelling force, success is so much more difficult.  The motivation and inspiration to stick to your program or your goals is within you.  You have just got to find the right reason – the reason that will make you so emotionally charged that you will take action, make the changes and stick to them regularly – no matter what!

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Helping Clients Find Motivation

December 5, 2013

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Helping your clients find the motivation to eat well and exercise can be tough….. I recently was the Keynote speaker for the “Dream Big” program which is an organization that helps kids create dreams, determine action steps to achieve those dreams and directs them towards resources that will help them make those dreams a reality.  Working in the fitness industry for 25 years, I’ve noticed that there are certain things that those who are successful at achieving their goals do on a regular basis.  I’ve narrowed it down to 10 Top Tips and shared these at my presentation. Over the next number of weeks, I will share these tips with you and I hope you will share them with your clients. These tips should help them launch into the holidays and into the New Year with some serious motivation!

“When a person trains once, nothing happens. When a person forces himself to do a thing a hundred or a thousand times, then he certainly has developed in more ways than physical. Is it raining? That doesn’t matter. Am I tired? That doesn’t matter, either. Then willpower will be no problem.” Emil Zatopek

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