How not to fail: Secrets from SoulTrain Coaching
Here’s a stat for you: self-directed training and nutrition programs fail a staggering 98% of the time.
You may be part of that 98%, having tried something and failed before. If not, you definitely know someone who is. Yet people ALSO get in shape successfully all the time!
They're a small percentage. But when you actually count them up, it's A LOT of people, thousands and thousands of them.
They're losing fat and living stronger, more confident lives.
What are they doing differently?
In today’s lesson, I’ll share with you the difference between those who make it, and those who don’t.
Can the way you think about your program actually determine your success? You bet it can. In today's lesson, you'll find out how.
Remember, 98% of self-directed programs fail, because people try to do too much at once.
But there is a better way: you do less, you do it longer, and you get lasting results that aren’t possible any other way. It’s that simple.
You can make this complicated and most likely fail. Or you can make it simple and succeed. It’s your decision. But there’s no in between.
What's your strategy?
To really work, a program has to be simple. Problem is, human beings tend to do the exact opposite — we over-analyze things and make them hard.
However, simple isn't enough. It also has to be strategic.
Put those two together: simple (i.e. doable) + strategic (i.e. well-thought out with a high probability of working out) = success.
I know that if I ask a client this question:
On a scale of 1-10, how confident are you that you can do what I’ve prescribed every day for the next 30 days? … and they answer anything less than a 9 — they’re going to fail.
I’ve coached clients for the better part of the last 5 years, and I’ve learned that lesson the hard way. So, if someone answers anything less than a 9, I give them a little less to do, and I ask them the same question:
On a scale of 1-10, how confident are you that you can do what I’ve prescribed every day for the next 30 days? … and I keep subtracting, and I keep asking, until I get either a 9 or a 10. At which point, the client usually says, “Are you friggin’ kidding me? Is this a joke? Of course I can do that.”
And you know what I say then?
Coaching and mentorship.
That’s why it’s so essential not to do this alone.
Having someone you can turn to — someone who has done what you want to do and can help simplify and strategise — is perhaps the most important thing you can do for yourself.
That is where we come in.
I have supplied you with a number of high-performance habits which you will master over the coming weeks/months. Your first habit will either be exercise for 30 minutes or take fish oil and a multivitamin at breakfast each day for the next 14 days. Check top right of this page for downloadable file.
Shortly you will be invited into our private Facebook forum. Each day you will upload a message or image illustrating your successfully completion of chosen high performance habit.
At the end of 14 days I will review your adherence.
If you have successfully completed your habit each day I will set you a new high-performance habit. If you haven't, you will stay on that habit for another 7 days or until it becomes part of your daily ritual.
Most important thing? Your willingness to put your ego aside, make things simple and ask for help. Our Facebook group is the perfect forum to ask questions, express problems and receive support from both coaches and other members.
Remember, at SoulTrain you are not alone. Our entire philosophy and methods of training centre around a shared vision, a winning attitude, and a sense of friendship where one person helps another. So whatever you need team SoulTrain is here to guide and support you.
That, in my experience, is what separates those who make it from those who don’t.
Welcome to SoulTrain.
The single most effective thing you can do to ensure your success is to make it easy on yourself. Change only ONE habit at a time. Here are some daily habits that we teach our own clients; pick whatever one seems easiest for you, and get started.