I love the fact that over the years I’ve had the privilege to train and more so, get to know so many professionals that master their craft. I’ve noticed their success in business is uncannily applicable to achievement in fat loss (Body Gain!).
Here are my top 7 strategies to turn business mastery into body mastery:
#1 Tackle Your Most Important Task 1st.
As with business it’s imperative to execute the discipline to ‘eat that frog’ 1st – better to JUST DO IT rather than just look at it, especially if it’s a tad ugly! (thanks Brian Tracy)…namely DO the thing that will propel you towards your goal 1st thing each day. When you get your exercise done at ‘stupid o’clock‘ you get to ride the endorphin high & know that you’ve started your day by keeping your commitment to yourself.
#2 Do More Than Your J.O.B.
So J.O.B. = Just Off Broke in career talk & Just On Bare-arse-minimum in body gain talk. The world is already full of people who nail the bare arse minimum 😉 …if you want fantastic results it’s going to take more than J.O.B…the question to ask – “Are the experiences that you AND all those you love get to enjoy once your achieve your goal worth it?”
#3 Model Success
Need I say more?…Lie down with dogs = get up with fleas AND the reverse rings true too.
If you could learn via your own extended experience or let the mistakes & conquests of others pave your fast body gaining path…well there’s really no option as to the quickest & most effective way to go.
#4 Do Not Tell Fibs
It is absolute non-sense to bend the truth whether it’s your reputation with yourself or with others that you’re sacrificing. A Fib is accumulative – each one to yourself (“I’ll start my ‘diet’ fresh on Monday”) builds on the last Forget I Believe. It will erode away at your self esteem to the point where it’s safer to just not even risk trying again.
#5 Chose Your Mood
The victim of circumstance in business is at effect & at the mercy of the events that happen TO them. The power to chose your mood which will then guide your decisions & lead to your actions & create your results. It can be translated to every area of life & is particularly potent if your body gain attitude is in strife. (I wrote a whole post on 4 Ways to Choose Your Mood << here)
#6 Take the 80/20 Approach
In business the ‘Pareto Principle’ involves identifying the top 20% that brings in 80% of your results & concentrating your efforts there. In short, not working harder but working smarter & prioritizing being effective over merely being busy. Firstly, out of everything you could be doing to achieve your body gain goal – what are the top 20% most effective things to prioritize? Top of my list of non-negotiables would be ensuring the fridge is stoked with quality, clean food; cooking a weekly batch of dinners & locking in my weights sessions each week. Secondly, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed at the idea of eating & exercising to plan 100% of the time – this is what leads to an inconsistent start, stop approach & results that are inconsistent at best & more likely non-existent. A simple rule of thumb is to eat & train effectively 80% of the time.
#7 Respond Rapidly to Only a Small Amount of Feedback
Best to nip a challenge in the bud before it has a chance to escalate.
The questions to ask:
“Is there is value in dealing with this?” (i.e: clothes feeling a tad tighter)
“Will it get easier with time/procrastination?” (likely not!)
“Will it fix itself?” (very likely not!!)
Ok, why let it grow (literally) into a far greater more daunting challenge – it’s time to raise your standards, take action immediately & go forth & conquer!