Good morning and welcome to a brand new week!
This week's challenge: Get your mojo back.
The first few months of a lifestyle change can be exciting! You're focused and determined to reach your goals and best of all, you're seeing results!
But then, life hits. Things go crazy at work. Your professor keeps piling it on. People seem to think you are a superhero. The kids are needy. And you feel like you're about to blow. It's too much, way too much.
You try to hold on, but slowly and surely you start to lose momentum. Before you know it, you're like a car broken down on the side of the road. You've been so busy taking care of everyone else's needs that YOU have run out of gas.
Well, listen I know what it's like to feel like the world has gone stark raving mad. You just want to throw up your hands...
BUT you can't!
NO, not this time. You want this time to be different!
Still, you're tired, drained, and you need more. More guidance. More support. More stick-to-it-ive-ness.
If that's you, I'm here for you. Navigating through the ups and downs is what 265 Point is all about.
Click here, take 5 minutes, and listen while you finish getting ready for work.
It's time to get your mojo back.
Hang in there...I'm rooting for you.
Quick question and be honest...
Do you beat yourself up when things do not go according to plan? If so, you just may be a perfectionist.
I am a "recovering perfectionist" so I know ALL about this life and how it can wreak havoc on your weight loss and fitness goals.
The Perfectionist Trap
When I was stuck in a perfectionist mindset, I saw things as either good or bad – there is no middle ground. If I did not score a perfect 10, in my mind, I was a total failure. This is a very dangerous mindset to have when your goal is to lose weight and get in shape because no one is perfect.
Until I could get past the belief that I had to be perfect to lose weight and keep it off, I couldn't make any real progress. Each time I "messed up", I threw up my hands and quit. If I'm honest, it was easier to quit than it was to push forward.
What if it is NOT your diet or exercise routine that is keeping you from reaching your goals. What if the real culprit is your perfectionism?
You might be a perfectionist if you:
Instead, click here for some quick tips on abandoning perfectionism in today's Two Minute Temple Tip.
Have a magnificent Monday!
This week’s challenge: Make the better choice more often.
At first glance, when Paul says in 1 Corinthians 9:27 (NLT) “I discipline my body like an athlete, training it to do what it should”, it seems that he is referring to inflicting pain on the body. Taking a closer look, we learn that he is not talking about physical pain at all but rather developing the mental and emotional fortitude to control his appetites and passions. This is no easy task.
Scientists estimate that you and I are faced with about 35,000 choices per day. Researchers at Cornell University believe that over 200 of those choices are about food. Yikes! How in the world can we decide on a single path in the face of all of these options and often despite our feelings and emotions?
I believe that our challenge in these tempting situations is to think beyond the moment. We can do this by asking ourselves one simple question:
Will I be happy with the outcome of this decision?
The Bottom Line:
What feels good in the moment rarely feels good down the road. Skipping the workout or indulging in the treat satisfies our immediate need but often robs of what we want most. Can I get a witness?
This week, let us ask God for the wisdom and discipline to make the better choice more often. We will not always get it right. We are on a journey with God; change is a process. BUT every time we make the better choice we get a little stronger and a little closer to becoming the man or woman we have always wanted to be.
Be encouraged and talk soon,
This week's challenge: Take back your mornings.
I am about to share something with you that can change your entire day...scratch that, your entire LIFE if you take this to heart.
See if this sounds like you: Do you wake-up to your phone as an alarm clock? Turn off the alarm, and then immediately check Facebook or Twitter, your text messages, or your emails? You lose track of time and then the next thing you know you are running behind schedule! Adrenaline fills your body and you hit the ground running starting the day rushed and frenzied.
If this even slightly sounds anything like you, then it’s time to make a change and get your mind ready for a great day.
Try changing it up tomorrow to the following morning ritual. And the next day, and so on. I promise if you change the quality of the first 30 minutes of your day, you can change the quality of your life.
The change is really simple, but admittedly, not easy.
Here's what I want you to do starting tomorrow morning:
This new ritual can have a HUGE impact on your day and accelerate the achievement of your God-given goals and dreams. Get up 30 minutes earlier and take the time to do this for yourself. You will not regret it!
Let me know how it goes :-)
Have a blessed day,
P.S. Do you have a BIG goal that you'd like to reach in 2019? Maybe you'd like to change careers, start a business or write a book? I can help. Click here to learn more.
This week's challenge: Full steam ahead.
What goals have you set for yourself this week?
Study after study shows that goal setters achieve far more than those who don't. Whether you want to take your career, business idea, relationships or fitness to the next level, you're going to need clearly defined, written goals to get there.
Oh and don't get stuck on what may have happened in recent or distant past. You can't change what happened then, but you can control NOW. Full steam ahead!!!
If you are committed to making 2019 your happiest, healthiest year yet, comment below with your top 3 goals!
Until next time,
Today's Thought: JUST TWEAK IT (a little).
One of the biggest mistakes we can make is to, as the older folks say, "throw out the baby with the bath water." In other words, just because you fail...doesn't mean it's over and that you should totally change directions. Just because you don't see the results you want doesn't mean you throw in the towel. Sometimes all you need to do is change things up a little bit, tweak things, and try again.
Many times we are on the edge of success IN OUR FAILURES! Pause and think about that.
Sometimes you just have to...
So instead of throwing in the towel or completely trashing your plan as you head into the new year, first ask yourself three questions:
Until next time,
P.S. If you need help figuring out your tweak, let's hop on the phone and figure this out. You can schedule a time HERE.
If you are in a good place with eating and exercise, I have three words for you...
No matter how much stronger you have become, it is VERY important that you respect that success is not something you own, it is something that you have to nurture and maintain.
One of my virtual mentors Darren Hardy said it well...
"You can never own success, You can only rent it. And the rent is due every single day.”
Success can be seductive. It can lull you into thinking that you are invincible. But there is no such thing as invincible <<First Name>>.
Willpower is in fact that limited, even when it's paired with what I can Whypower. If you get cocky and think you've arrived, you'll undo all of your hard work - in time. It will not happen overnight, but it will happen. I've seen it happen over and over again. Don't let that be your story!
So during this holiday season, try not to put yourself in harm's way.
Don't overestimate your ability to resist temptation and...
Stick to your meal and exercise planning routines (normally these are the first to go and then it is all downhill from there).
If you want to be successful long-term, remember this: successful people are not lucky or stronger. They simply know how not to make reaching a goal harder than it needs to be. They are honest with themselves about their limitations and set boundaries that make it easy for them to succeed and hard to fail.
Until next time,
“If we seek for the best times to act, we may miss some opportunities. We must seize the moment and make it great.”
― Lailah Gifty Akita
This week's challenge: Seize the moment.
I get it. You're busy. And, with all that you have on your plate, it can sometimes be tough to plan ahead. The truth is we are all juggling a lot at once and it really is not surprising that we set goals and struggle to meet them. So does this mean that we should give up on setting goals and throw in the towel? NO! Then what does it mean, Coach? I'm glad you asked :).
It means that as Tony Robbins famously said, we must "remain committed to our decisions but flexible in our approach." I'm convinced that we often miss opportunities to act on a goal simply because we fail to notice them.
This week, I challenge you to have an "opportunities are everywhere" mindset. Instead of embracing an excuse (even if it's valid) and focusing on what you CAN'T do, I want you to ask yourself "what CAN I do?"
Do you really have NO time to work out today? Or could you get in 15 minutes at home vs. your usual 30 at the gym?
Is there truly NO time to eat healthier or could you make healthier choices even when you're stuck with the drive-thru?
Achieving your goal will often require FLEXIBILITY. If you require perfect conditions in order to be successful, life will eventually leave you feeling defeated.
Don't give up, get creative! Not only will making this mental shift allow you to reach your current goals, but you'll be positioned for long-term success. Always remember: successful people's lives are not easier or better, they are just better at handling the challenges that life presents.
Seize the moment!
No, I am not talking about the song of Snoop Dogg fame 😊. I am referring to the *IT* that is holding you back.
Allow me to introduce you to one of my virtual mentors, Les Brown. Check out what he has to say on the subject…
Drop it like it's hot...all the doubt, worry, frustration, stress and anxiety that has been robbing you of your health or causing you to lose sleep at night. Decide to live your life looking forward...not backward.
Examine yourself and be brutally honest with you. If you have habits, behaviors or choices that are taking you down the wrong path, or that don't represent the GREATNESS that is within you...face the truth. Make the hard decision to release these from your life. Don't allow these choices or habits to rob you of your greatest life or dictate your future.
Take back your power. Deepen your resolve to win. Intensify the pursuit of what you want. Practice calming your mind, going within and finding a place of peace within yourself. Live from this place. The mark of GREATNESS is upon you.
Thanks for the pep talk Les!
The ball is in your court now. What will you do with it?
Until next time,
P.S. If you could use some help winning the battle in your mind, click HERE.
How is your week going? Has it been a rough one?
Here's a thought: Control what you can control.
Try as you might, you CAN NOT control your boss, your spouse, your kids, or the weather. However, you CAN – with some effort - control your thoughts and actions.
Choose to focus on the positive.
Choose to take care of yourself so that you can be your best for yourself and others.
Choose to relieve stress in healthy ways.
Choose to show love and encouragement to others along the way.
One person can make a difference - choose to be that person, okay?
I believe in you,
P.S. Get daily reminders that help you make healthy choices here.
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