This weeks theme had been productivity.
Before I go into the five tips I wanted to explain why I feel productivity is important.
There's a difference between being busy with things and actually producing.
It's very easy nowadays to be busy.
You catch yourself flipping across 8 different tabs on your computer, checking your e-mail with ever notification, opening Facebook to every little red dot, but at the end of the day what have you actually produced?
It's the same thing with fitness.
It's not enough to just go through the motions of exercise and not make any changes with nutrition.
Ultimately you have to produce a result.
Being productive does not mean that you're getting MORE done, it just means that you're actually producing more than what you currently are, there's more to show.
However, all the "productivity hacks" don't mean anything if you're not happy.
And if you're trying to put a square peg into a round hole and do things you don't enjoy doing, it's never going to work.
That's where your ideal life (and body) come in.
What do you actually want?
Here are five quick tips to help keep you focused on that.
1. Focus on what you love.
In fitness and in life we're here for a short time and a good time.
If you don't enjoy your fitness routine, there are 1001 ways to lose belly fat, find something that you enjoy doing.
The same goes for life.
Surround yourself with people, things, and jobs that you enjoy being around.
Only then will you create a "productive" environment.
2. Do what's important to you.
No one but you can determine your priorities.
If the family is most important, make sure that's backed up by action like being home at a certain time or being present at night instead of on a device.
The same goes for fitness, if it's important to you, make a priority, and be okay with saying no to other things.
What you say no to is more important than what you say yes to when it comes to productivity, and life actually :)
3. Keep it simple stupid. KISS.
It's an analogy I try to live by in business, life, and fitness.
When we try to overcomplicate things that is when we get overwhelmed.
For fitness, workout a couple times a week doing something you love, get the heart rate up, burn some calories, keep your water and protein intake high, and don't consume more than you burn.
Every routine or "diet" comes back to those principles, every single one of them.
4. Action will always trump ideas.
The people that we see that have true success are action takers.
They not only learn and educate themselves, but they take daily action to move them closer to their goals.
We all know what we need to do, but it's those that take action who separate themselves from the rest.
Remember, productivity means you have to produce something.
5. 1% Better.
It's our motto, you hear it every day.
It's truly what we represent and live by.
Daily bite size chunks of getting a little better. You only have good days and great days.
Even a failure is categorized as a learning experience.
This is a marathon, not a sprint.
You're on a journey so fall in love with the process, not the end goal.
Have a growth mindset of always wanting to get better.
All of that and more encompasses 1% better.
It doesn't change overnight.
Which one of those five resonated with you the most?
I'll be back tomorrow to keeping the fire burning.
Dedicated to Your Success,
PS: Our membership is nearing capacity and and we'll only be taking a small amount of new people that we'll personally work with to change their life in 2018. If you want to be one of them just reply and let me know...