Over the last 22 years, I have helped countless people take control of their lives and become completely happy with the person staring back at them in the mirror. In other words, I know how to help people flatten their tummy and shed ugly body fat. Make no mistake about it, a big reason for this is because my integrated holistic rapid fat loss programs are second to none. I have done the countless hours of research and trial and error and I have had hundreds of people as real world case studies to prove that my systems flat out work. But, today I am going to share something more powerful; something that must be set in place before you can even start to think about following any fitness program.
So, let’s get right to it. What do you think is the real secret behind my client success? Well, if your answer was my aforementioned rapid fat loss programs, well… then your answer is wrong. Yes, the programs are incredible, but unfortunately they’re useless if someone is unwilling to start them AND stick to them, right? So, it appears that the most important component of changing your body is finding the motivation to stick to and achieve your goals, no matter what!
And, that’s the main focus of this article today. I am going to literally walk you through the initial consult and three step goal setting process that each one of my clients undergoes before they start working with me. This is so important to weight loss success that I now require it for any new client to be considered for joining our programs.
Why Do You Need To Set Goals?
Before we get into this goal setting process, I need to clarify on thing. I know a lot of people think goal setting is cheesy and useless. Unfortunately, these people just don’t get it and frankly if you are one of those people, please do us both a favor and stop reading this article and go buy another useless weight loss book or diet pill because I simply cannot do anything for you. I can only help people who want to learn. I simply cannot help people who already think they know it all and think they are too good to take some time to figure out exactly what they want to accomplish.
The bottom line is that every successful person that I know, not just weight loss success, but business, lifestyle, etc., are shamelessly goal driven. They know exactly why they want to do something and harness that super motivation to figure out what and by when they want to accomplish it. Furthermore, they plan and prepare for every possible roadblock they will encounter in their path to success. This is what I want to teach you how to do today, so let’s get to it!
Step One- The Why: Why do you want to achieve your goal?
This is where it’s time to get specific. In almost every initial consult I do, when I ask why they have contacted me today, here is the typical response that I hear:
“Well, I just want to get healthy and lose weight I guess.”
Nope, I don’t buy it. Sure, I know they want to lose weight and be healthy, I mean who doesn’t, but really WHY do they want to do this? I mean, what is it that’s going to get them up at 6 am to get their morning workouts in or take a couple of hours on Sunday to plan and prepare their meals for the upcoming week? It sure isn’t “being healthy” because for some reason this just isn’t a very powerful motivator for most people (though it should be).
Let’s face it: everybody, including YOU, wants to look better and feel sexy. You know it’s true and frankly that’s okay because the desire to improve one’s appearance is the most powerful motivator there is.
So, after a little digging, I find out the real reason why they want to start a program; I find their past pain and then establish their current and future ambitions. Some people want to be able to wear shorts and sleeveless tops and not feel self-conscious. Others want to get back into their favorite pair of jeans that they haven’t been able to get one leg into for the last five years. Then there are those who want to look and feel more attractive to ignite some passion back into their relationships and/or put forth their best image at work. And of course, my personal favorite is preparing for big events that have built in deadlines. Wanting to get as lean and tight as possible to look good on the beach in Cabo or looking you radiant best in your wedding dress on the big day, it all works! This is the stuff that gets people hyped up and ready to commit to making some real changes. How do I know? Well, I just shared with you verbatim the exact “WHY’S” of some of my own clients.
So, the first thing you have to figure out is your personal WHY. To make this even more simple for you, just answer this question: What are your physical dreams? Once you establish this, everything else is easy.
Now, get to it. Sit down for a few minutes to figure out your personal WHY.
Step Two- The What and When:
Check back here tomorrow and we’ll go over step 2 of this 3 part process.
BTW: Make no mistake about it. Doing these simple steps are the difference between achieving your goals and being doomed to another year of failure.
So, get to it. Finish Step 1 and come back here tomorrow to get on a straight line path towards happiness and success.
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Professional Fitness Trainer
Fullerton (Orange County), CA
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