How to get s**t done!

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I recently attended a mastermind meeting of business professionals. It was a really cool mix of men and women of different ages who all ran very successful businesses. What struck me about these people wasn’t how successful they were but how they managed to get so much done and still stay in shape!

Of the 20 plus people I met not one was out of shape and this got me thinking…

Could there be a connection between staying fit and being successful in your chosen endeavor?

You better believe it. When asked, every single person attributed at least a portion of their success to having a structured fitness and nutrition plan.

Every single one.

I picked up some great tid-bits of info from this young, super successful group and have implemented one in particular- give them a look over and see if you can guess which one I needed to work on and if any apply to you and your life!

 

 

1.      You have to respect YOUR time. This means using it wisely and not wasting it. This also means not allowing others to interrupt you and steal your time. You must also avoid the common distractions and thieves of productivity including email, Facebook, You Tube and Twitter (all of which can be found on your phone). TURN THE PHONE OFF. In fact- why the heck is it with you in the first place?  Don’t be the goof in the gym who talks or texts while on the treadmill or in between sets- be present in the moment and concentrate on the task at hand.

2.       Decide on what matters most to you. What do you value? What do you want to achieve? How many people in the world today walked into their gym without even a clue as to what exercises they would be doing? I will tell you how many- almost everybody. You need to have a clear goal and vision for the outcome you desire. If you can’t clearly picture what you want to achieve I suggest working on fixing this first. Your vision is so important because it is what will cause you to go the extra mile and work extra hard. Your vision should excite you and cause you to pause whenever you find yourself doing things that are not in line with achieving your goal.     

3.      Stop being a quitter. Everybody wants instant results. I would love it if I woke up tomorrow to find everything I was working on and hoping for magically came to fruition. Chances are pretty good this isn’t going to happen but the chance of it not happening is 100 percent if I quit. Jim Rohn said you can’t change your destination overnight but you can change your direction overnight. The process of achieving your goal will likely take longer than you would prefer but this is the same for everybody who takes on a significant challenge in their life. The thought that some people have it easy and you have it hard is self pity and doesn’t fix anything. So what if you have poor carb tolerance or lousy genetics- tell that to the guy I see at my gym who works out in a wheelchair. We all have a sad story and we all have our challenges. That’s just life so get over it, get over yourself and get on with it!

4.       Learn how to say no to those things that are contrary to the behaviors you need to be performing to get you to your goal. You have to stop saying “yes” to crap food, late nights out drinking and other behaviors that are not in line with what you want. Respect is often earned for what you don’t do rather than what you do.

5.      Learn to apply bursts of focused effort. You can work hard or you can work long- it’s your choice. Nobody can work at or near maximum productivity or intensity perpetually but you can “pour it on” for small blocks of time.  We all have the same 24 hours in each day- the people who succeed are the ones who focus the time they do have more effectively.

 Here is a great clip for you to watch:

 

I am sure that there are many more items that could be added to the above list but here is the bottom line- how do you get results? By doing the work!

This post was written by

Bruce – who has written posts on Cutting edge muscle building and fat loss secrets.
bruce krahn is a best-selling author, writer, researcher, personal trainer and professional speaker. he has coached people for two decades both in person and online. he created this site to be an honest source of useful, practical information you can use to improve your health, build muscle, lose fat and get the lean body look.

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bruce krahn is a best-selling author, writer, researcher, personal trainer and professional speaker. he has coached people for two decades both in person and online. he created this site to be an honest source of useful, practical information you can use to improve your health, build muscle, lose fat and get the lean body look.

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