Do Something Different For Different Results in Life, Business, and Fitness | April 26th, 2017 | Alb
One lesson I've learned from both business and fitness is that if you want different results, you have to be willing to do something different.
Take weight loss for example.
If you've lost 10lbs and now looking to lose some more weight, chances are just doing the same thing you did last time won't help you get there. (well probably not in the time frame that you want) Your body is now stronger, better, and fitter. It's going to need more stimulus, tighter nutrition, more attention to nutrient timing perhaps.
Whatever it is, you're going to have to give more.
The same applies in business and something I've been learning a lot this year.
If we want our community to mature more in their training, their weightlifting, and nutrition...
We as a team will have to do more, try some different things, and implement new strategies.
But realizing you need to do more is the first step and the fact that I've gotten that far is good but I need to get on with more steps. I've seen so many other entrepreneurs stuck in their ways and never realize the simple fact that you need to do something different for different results.
The most challenging thing for me now is to decide when, where, and how much of our resources/time we should spend in certain areas.
Yes, being an entrepreneur is stressful... (especially as your business and brand starts to grow)
But no one said it would be easy!
I keep hearing my dad's voice on repeat...
"Being a small business owner is not easy! It's a lot of work and everything rests in your hands so make sure you're willing to work hard!"
My response: I don't want to be a small business owner. I want to be a BIG BUSINESS owner. (I can see my Dad throwing is head back and laughing at that response! "You little bastard," he might say laughing! )
As we head into the summer, I'm taking on both of these challenges with my personal fitness and with our business by really committing myself to do more and try something different for new results.
For me it starts with accepting the fact that if we want our business to continually grow, it means more sacrifice of personal agendas and committing to 50-60 hour weeks. I'm more than happy with that because my 2017 momentum and motivation is still firing on all cylinders.
I haven't felt a drop off from New Years yet and it's the first time in a long time that my energy level is still going strong this far into the Year. Usually, I feel like I need to get away for a week and recharge (go find sunshine) but this year, I want to stay put and work. Make things even better, grow, and continue to evolve our business into something that our community can be proud of.
Sure, there is the popularized four hour work week books and work smarter not harder philosophies but that don't apply to new start up businesses and entrepreneurs who want to build something that matters. Reign's a community that empowers individuals, employs people, and helps change lives. It would be negligent to not take this seriously and trust me... We take it seriously.
Ok, enough ranting about that...
With my personal fitness, I've started my summer prep earlier than ever.
I've always been able to get to where I want to be in about 2 months but this year, I'm going to push it all the way through the summer and not just for summer. t's hard because the results don't come as quickly and you don't get to see weekly progress. Like before I would probably be able to lose .5lb to 1lb a week and cut about 10-15 pounds in that 8 week period but lose quite a bit of muscle.
This year, I'm going to try to do it a bit slower, work on preserving more muscle, and try even harder to not let my mind get to me which is very very very difficult.
But like I said...
If you want different results, you have to be willing to do something you haven't done before.