walked into this room three weeks ago, butterflies in my stomach and feeling like the first day of school.
I was like the new kid on the block. I noticed a few familiar faces and eagerly walked over to say hello so I wasn’t like the only person in the room who didn’t know anyone.
It was almost like when you walk into the cafeteria hoping that your friends are already there so you have someone to sit with.
I’ve been in the industry a long time and I know a lot of the top fitness professionals. I was still scared out of my mind.
This was a brand new mastermind that I joined, with some really heavy hitters and some people doing really cool stuff online.
Pushing myself out of my comfort zone, yeah I know I always talk about it, but it’s still scary as hell when you DO it.
After two days in a room with some intensive training, networking and planning, I had my marching orders for the next 90 days.
I left the meeting with a HUGE list of things to do and not only how to change aspects of my business, but also things I needed to work on with myself.
I was pumped up, ready to change and execute.
Then I got home and on Monday when I sat down to work, my head was spinning.
Okay I need to email this person, I need to start reading this book, I need to work on this program for the online course I’m creating, I need to contact X,Y and Z people to let them know about the program, etc, etc.
I went pretty gung-ho for about 5 days after being back and then at the end of last week I hit a wall.
The excitement had kind of worn off and honestly, the hard work was really setting in.
I started putting off some of the work, started wondering if that task was something that I “really needed to do?”
I started to drift back into my comfortable bubble.
I tried to do too many things at once. I was basically making a lifestyle overhaul in one week.
There was a recent study that showed when people try to make more than three changes at once, there’s only a 7% success rate.
When they make two changes simultaneously the success rate rises to 30%.
When one change is implemented and focused on, there’s an 87% success rate for that change to stick and become a habit.
I don’t know about you but when I start something that I REALLY want to work, I’m not going to test the odds anymore and try to beat that 7%.
So what do you do?
Well, I’m glad you asked….
Pick ONE thing that you want to change and commit to that for two weeks before you add anything else.
Really see it through, don’t let the comfort kick in, don’t let them old habit start to creep back and don’t start something new.
Once that becomes a habit, move onto the next one.
It takes longer over time, but think about it….
If you pick 3 things that you want to change and then you end up quitting all of them because it got too hard, then in 6 or 8 weeks you’ll probably try again.
By the time that 6 or 8 weeks has passed, you could have already established 3 new habits that are going to last.
Pick that one thing you want to work on this week. I’d love to hear about it if you need some accountability, let me know what it is!
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