Guys, I want to talk to you a little bit today about Jenny. Some of you may already know who she is.
But for the uninitiated, Jenny is someone who’s followed a lot of my weight loss training over the years. She’s done Body Trim and a few others. And now, she’s part of the TJM tribe.
And over the years, she’s lost 97 kilos following my programs.
And she got down that low thanks to TJM. It’s with TJM that she finally achieved the mindset change that she needed to not only lose the weight but to keep it off.
Now, Jenny has a story that probably resonates with a lot of people in TJM.
She used to use food to medicate. Whenever something went wrong in her life, she’d go straight for the comfort foods. She’d load up on carbs and whatever snacks that would keep her going for a little while.
And she piled the weight on.
At one point, she got up to 150 kilos because she medicated with food.
It’s only after she stopped using food in...
I believe that full engagement is absolutely crucial whenever you want to make any change in your life.
Whatever it may be, I believe that you need to become obsessed with it. You need to engage every single thing about yourself to that goal.
That obsession might only last a month or two. The key is that you get obsessed until it eventually becomes your routine.
It’s about building good habits and rituals.
Having a level of obsession in that early phase helps you to acquire a new skillset or pattern in your life.
It’s not something that you have to keep up forever.
Obsession shouldn’t last for the rest of your days. It’s a tool that you use for a couple of months to get you past the early barriers that rise up when you try something new.
It’s a process that you use for a small period of time until something new becomes your routine.
And we never...
I’ve got a question for you.
Does stress really exist or is it just something that we create for ourselves?
Maybe stress is just a story. Maybe your stress comes from the story that you’re telling yourself. That voice in your head keeps telling you that you can’t do something. Or, it keeps bombarding you with all of these little things that don’t really matter.
You create this story about what you can and can’t do. And the stress builds because of that story.
Change the lens.
Now, I can only talk about my own experiences. But all of the stress in my life always came from my mind.
Unless I was getting chased down the street by an elephant or something, all of the stress came from me.
So much of it came out of my ego and fear.
What if I fail?
I’m too good to not do well at something. So when I don’t do well, the stress builds. That’s ego at play right there. That’s your ego inflating your expectations of yourself to...
These days I hate self promotion and banging on about what I do.
Those who are ready and open will check out my stuff in their own time, if they so choose.
But I felt compelled this morning to share this message from a lady who has become a dear friend, horse riding buddy and someone I admire greatly. I hope it inspires others to make necessary changes in their life to be their best, whether it with TJM or elsewhere, You're worth it. "I was not in a good place last year, was depressed and not feelin that great! A good friend of mine reached out and joined me up in a group that is run by Geoff Jowett, called TJM!
At first I was skeptical and scared, didn’t feel that anyone could help me!! I was so wrong! Within weeks of joining, I was feeling so much better in myself, started to feel that yes, I do matter, I can be the best version of myself and more importantly learned that I wasn’t alone!! The tools that I have been given, the love and...
When we start to become more conscious, present, awake, we begin to realise how unconscious and in ego we are OFTEN.
Now there's some profound irony for you on this Saturday. Unfort most never become conscious enough to see their unconscious state of being.
Note the self
Whenever I am triggered I am unconscious and in ego.
My relationship with the present moment has become dysfunctional.
One of the most beautiful things about TJM is that there are different strategies for different outcomes.
There’s so much to learn.
You can really dive down deep into all of the material too. You keep going deeper and you keep learning more useful stuff.
And then it happens.
You come up for air and you realise you’ve done all of this learning and not taken any action in two weeks.
You need to course correct.
The learning’s valuable. But it’s only any good to you if you start putting it into action.
Here’s what I do.
If I’ve dived a little deep and not taken action for a while, I’ll sit down with a scrap of paper and jot down my life goals. And I’ll write down how much work I’m going to put in each day to achieve that goal.
I have a few for 2019.
I want to grow the tribe, so that’s going to take a couple hours of my time every day.
I want to get better at golf, so maybe that’s another hour per day spent...
I want to talk to you about limiting beliefs.
A friend of mine calls them the mooring lines that hold you back from achieving what you want out of life. The trick is to cut the mooring lines that keep you tethered to your limiting beliefs.
I want you to do something.
Take three minutes out of your day today to unpack those limiting beliefs. Get them down on paper. Everything that’s holding you back from being the person you want to be. Write it all down so that you have it all in front of you.
What’s the story that you’re telling yourself?
What are the beliefs that leave you feeling unworthy or as though you’re less than what you are?
What’s your excuse?
Wayne Dyer wrote a book called Excuses Begone. Everyone’s got their little excuses. Those reasons that we fall back on that allow us to feel better about not doing something that’s good for us.
These excuses fuel your limiting beliefs. You use them so much that you start to...