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....
Micro and macro goals this year
this is optional - this is not for everyone - use it if you think it helps you. If it doesn't, don't use it. :)
Each month we will run a 21 DTC (day transformation challenge). This creates
3 weeks focused effort
1 week cruise control
That's the best rhythm for longevity when it comes to weight loss. Mindset for life is always the same and a daily practice but this periodisation is brilliant for food
Lose for 3. Maintain for 1
This is a smart operating system. Provides structure without burn out
Then, every 6 months based on the cumulative results people achieve from each 21 DTC I will announce a grand champion
2 every year.
This provides accountability both in the short and medium term and a system to achieve long term success
See you tonight
On the outside, everything seemed like it was fine. I was running a business that was making a lot of money. That’s something I’d always known how to do.
To anyone else, it would look like I had the world at my feet.
But on the inside, I was really struggling.
I didn’t take pride in what I was doing and it all felt meaningless to me. I wasn’t happy, no matter how much dough I made through my work. It wasn’t fulfilling to me.
That took me to some very dark places. I’d achieved everything that I thought I wanted and I wasn’t happy.
It’s uncomfortable to admit this.
But I was about ready to neck myself. I’d lost sight of any hope of finding happiness and I came really close to ending it all.
Thankfully, I was able to overcome that demon in time to realise that things weren’t hopeless.
It was my mindset at the time that wasn’t serving me.
What I call "the transition" is the reason so few people successfully change. Allow me to explain. If you are a big drinker your friends are big drinkers. If you are obese your friends are obese. If you are prone to gossip your friends are prone to gossip. If you spend your life being a victim so do your friends. And so on. After all, you get what you are, not what you want.
So when you decide to break free, step up to the plate and take ownership, there is a transition of loneliness and often isolation. Your fat friends won’t support your weight loss and your binge drinking buddies won’t get behind your goal to booze less. That is the reality and unless you accept it, change will be very hard.
I was a binge drinking alcoholic for many years and when I first gave up the devils juice, all my party hard mates either disappeared or tried to get me back out there with them. You have to be so careful who you look to for support.
This is why fellowships like AA are so...
Happy New Year !!
I hope you had a wonderful evening last night with family and friends bringing in the new year. We now have a blank canvas to create whatever we want in 2019. This can be your year!
Do you want to...
if you answered yes to any of these - I know TJM is for you!
You registered your interest to join my New Years Evolution program starting Jan 7 and I am so excited that you did.
The results achieved last year by members were incredible - mind, body, life. People lost a huge amount of weight and got their mojo back and I know that you can too.
If you are ready to get started today simply go to www.thejowettmethod.com and sign up now. I will be LIVE at 7pm for video coaching to ensure you start the year right.
You get your own buddy, a mentor (someone who is at goal weight), walk n talk clubs, live coaching daily, members websites and reference guides, recipes and so much more.
Tomorrow is the end of the 21 day Transformation Challenge (21DTC). If you want to enter your results (and be a chance to win 1 month coaching with myself valued at $1200) this is what you need to do and submit by Sunday 30th Dec.
When we started I said to pick 5 areas of your life, habits, routines, eating, exercise, that you wanted to improve and score them out of 10. Tomorrow you need to do that again. For example, you might have said you wanted to
And you might have scored these day 1 as
Well now you score them again out of 10 to compare yourself to the start to see your growth and change through this 21DTC. For example
This is a challenge against you - nobody else, to be your best. Once you have done the scores (day 1 and day 21) then simply write 100 words (or less) on how you feel and what is different about you thanks to the 21DTC.
Finally, record your start weight and your weight tomorrow. The...