Maybe you’re still wishing it was the holidays and you’re probably not alone in that.
Now, a new year is awesome for a lot of reasons. It’s a fresh start that gives us the chance to set some brand new goals for ourselves.
But there lies the trap.
Let’s say you’re looking to lose 50 kilos this year.
That’s a lot of weight. It’s so much that the number seems insurmountable.
That’s not to say it isn’t doable of course. But if you’re just saying that you want to lose 50 kilos, you’re going to have to wait a long time for that to happen.
That’s time where you can get discouraged and fall off the wagon. You start eating poorly again and boom!
What weight you did lose comes back and you’re no closer to your target.
What’s the secret?
We put success on a pedestal and we see these people who’ve...
I bet that the trap has caught every one of us at some point. I know it’s grabbed me a couple of times. And it’s so bloody difficult to escape from it.
Here’s how it works. When things are going well, we often forget where we’re going.
Now, what do I mean by that?
It’s the easiest thing in the world to look at your journey and feel upset that you’re not there yet. It’s especially easy when you’re just starting out. You’re not seeing the changes straight away and you forget why you’re doing the things you’re doing.
Of course you forget. You can’t see anything happening.
That’s the trap because there’s plenty of good stuff happening.
You’re making so many small changes each and every day. And over time, they’re building up and helping you to get where you need to be. But...
I used to think success meant building companies as fast as possible and making loads of money. Then I went bust. Twice.
Think about how many other businesses do the same thing. They make loads of cash and then collapse.
That’s not what success looks like.
You can apply this to weight loss too. How many people lose weight and then put it back on? You might have done it yourself.
Here’s the key – fast isn’t always best.
Solid is best. You need a solid foundation or everything will fall apart. A business without a foundation collapses. A person trying to lose weight without something solid behind their efforts puts the weight they lose back on.
Fast is temporary.
We’ve got to be so careful about how we view success. There’s so much of this win, loss, win, loss stuff. It’s all fast and you want it right now. But if you get it fast, you’re not going to keep it.
Success comes from playing the long game. It...
I had some really big wins as a young bloke.
“Success”, whatever that means, seemed to come a little bit too easily for me. Through some combination of luck, timing, and a little bit of talent, I reached some big heights early on.
And the wheels fell off.
Not just once, either. I’ve left a history of businesses that blew up and then blew away. Some of those businesses got huge, whereas others didn’t quite make it.
But they all had one thing in common.
They weren’t sustainable.
Do you want to know why?
It’s because I didn’t put the work into myself. I didn’t have personal goals and I had no idea what I needed.
I just wanted to build businesses. I had the “disease of more”, which means I always wanted more than I had.
Now here’s the secret.
Whether it’s your personal life or your business, it will expand and contract to where you are.
Whatever your level of growth as a person will ultimately dictate...
I know a little bit about success and failure.
It’s fair to say that I’ve been there for all of it.
I’ve been to the highest of the highs. At one point, people all over Australia knew my name. I’d built businesses that blew up and I made loads of money.
“Success” seemed to follow me wherever I went. But it never left me feeling fulfilled.
And of course, I’ve been there for the lowest points. I’ve had businesses collapse from underneath me and I’ve come close to ending it all on several occasions. I’ve struggled constantly with creating the personal and meaningful life I wanted.
Plus, I went through all of those struggles publicly. All of the people that knew me at my peak also saw me hit rock bottom.
I’ve plunged the depths just like I’ve reached the peaks.
Don’t for a second think I was just there for the wins.
But here’s the thing.
Every one of us is there for all of it....
Do you have an issue with yo-yo dieting?
Maybe you kick off a new diet and it all goes great for a bit. You lose some weight and feel awesome.
Then you start tailing off. Life gets in the way and that weight starts to creep back on. Eventually, you end up back where you started or, even worse, with even more weight.
So you start the cycle again and it never really ends.
That’s what Mandy was going through before joining The Jowett Method.
She’d started working on her weight issues back in 2009. Mandy tried my own Bodytrim diet and used it to drop 10 kilos.
But she gradually fell away from the diet. Over the next four years, she put that weight back on.
That’s when she started yo-yoing.
She’d start Bodytrim again and start watching what she ate. That lasted for a few days before she gave up and went backwards. She’d lose a little weight, then gain it back, then lose a little again.
It felt like a never-ending cycle.
During this time, she...
How many companies make a fortune and go bust? I did twice!
How many people lose weight and put it back on? LOTS
Fast is not best. Solid is best. You need a solid foundation otherwise it will always fall apart. I want you to redefine what success looks like today in your life.
If you don't put weight on - success
If you drink less booze - success
If you give up smoking - success
If you are growing inside - success
If you are happier - success
If you start to love you again - success
If you practice gratitude - success
If you trust the process - success
if you get the toxic people out - success
These are the markers, not just a fast result. The weight loss will come. Be kind to you and know how far you have come.
I have done stuff fast and it always breaks. The goal must be sustainable progress. It is an inside job. When we change our thinking we change our life.
Everyone wants the fast track but it is fools gold. You have to do the work each day (on you) and then success will creep up...