Archive for January, 2014

Give Clients Their Dream Life – Step Eight

January 30, 2014

Achieving Your Goals and Dream Life – Step Eight

We have all seen it many times….our clients allowing setbacks to set them back. It is frustrating for everyone when this happens. So maybe the best solution is to remind our clients that they don’t have to let this happen to them. In this blog post I will tell you what I tell my clients about setbacks. SHARE THIS INFO WITH THEM! It will save you both lots of frustration and get everyone moving toward their goals!

You can view all previous steps here:

 

setbacksNow, for the 8th Step: Don’t Let Set Backs Set You Back

 

Many people attempt goals but it seems like the ones who actually achieve their goals are those that keep going no matter how many times they fail or fall off track.  Perseverance is one of the keys to success at any initiative. 

A short term effort is not going to get you where you ultimately want.  In order to achieve any goal, you must stick to your game plan on an ongoing, long-term, consistent basis.  Getting off track for a week is no big deal if you are consistent in your efforts.  But if you are regularly tempted away from your plan, you will not succeed.  Consistency and persistency are the keys to manifesting any goal.  Remember that if you want to be 10 pounds thinner 10 years from now, it is not what you do over the next eight weeks that matters,it is what you do over the next 10 years. Researchers have found only one characteristic common to those who succeed with goals including exercise.  All such people move towards their goal one step at a time.  They are committed to constant, never-ending improvement.  In practical terms, it means that regardless of anything else – busy work schedules, lack of energy, lack of time, feeling old, feeling lazy, hating exercise – they made no excuses!  They kept moving forward, taking their long-term goals and splitting them up into smaller goals.  They took it one day at a time.

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Give Clients Their Dream Life – Step Seven

January 23, 2014

Achieving Goals and Dream Life – Step Seven

As fitness professionals most of us our inherently drawn to learning more, helping more, practicing more….the same may not be true for our clients, but we really should encourage them to become lovers of knowledge just like us! That brings us to Step Seven of assisting our clients in achieving their goals and dream lives…..

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Achieving Goals and Dream Life – Step Six

January 16, 2014

Achieving Your Goals and Dream Life – Step Six

Encourage Clients to Surround Themselves with Amazing People….SHARE THIS INFO WITH THEM!

We have so far discussed 5 critical steps to helping your clients achieve their goals and dream lives.  If you’ve missed the series, it would be helpful to go back and review what we’ve covered so far.

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I am 100% confident that today’s step “Surrounding yourself with Amazing People” is one of the keys to the life I live.  I feel incredibly fortunate to have an amazing group of friends who like to participate in events and activities with me. Then it made me think that that’s what absolutely everybody needs!

If you want to be great, you have to surround yourself with great people. 

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Give Clients Their Dream Life – Step Five

January 10, 2014

Achieving Goals and Dream Life – Step Five

Be Positively Positive!

positiveAchieving dreams requires a little thought and effort but anything worth achieving is worth working for.  So far we have discussed 4 factors for achieving goals; first, set the goals and create the action steps, secondly, we must encourage our clients to move their bodies, third, our clients must  fuel their bodies correctly and fourth, ask your clients not to set limits on what they can achieve.

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Give Clients Their Dream Life – Step Four

January 4, 2014

Achieving Goals and Dream Life – Step Four

Realizing Potential

After working in the fitness industry for 25 years and helping people achieve their goals, I have discovered that there are common traits that exist between those who succeed and those who struggle.  So far we’ve shared how important it is for clients to write down their goals and action steps and create a map for their lives, the critical act of moving their bodies and last week, we reviewed the key to eating healthy so your clients can have the energy to reach for your dreams.

After all, what good is it to be achieving goals if you don’t feel good enough to enjoy your life!

Today, we move on to Step Four (SHARE WITH YOUR CLIENTS!!):

believe

Helping your clients realizing their potential.  Achieving dreams means you have to believe in yourself.  You can’t set self-imposed limits on who you are, who you can become and what you can do.  You’ve probably heard the saying:

“If you believe you can or believe you can’t, you’re right!” 

Dreams happen first in the mind so if you dream small, you will achieve small but if you dream big, you will achieve big and great things!

I learned this lesson through one of my clients Rick Hansen, a famous Canadian.  When Rick was 16 years old, he was in a car accident and suffered a spinal cord injury losing the use of his legs.  Initially he Read more on Give Clients Their Dream Life – Step Four…

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