Hola my little Chumpitos!!
It’s been a while, but it’s been necessary.
Ole Coach had to invest some time in some of his clients and make sure that everything is on the up and up.
It never seems to amaze me that the longer that I coach, the more I learn.
Recently I had the privilege of speaking to one of my clients, who is an athlete and we talked about the things that she wanted to accomplish in 2008. My client mentioned that they are really looking forward to setting some personal records and adding some “things-to-do” to the New Years Resolution list.
This is when I stopped and told ‘em the 4 major things that absolutely thwart, stop and kill people from achieving their New Year’s Resolutions.
I thought that this information was important as we are working our way to the end of this year so; I decided to share it with you.
Why You NEVER can
Resolve your New
1. The Blueprint
Although it’s basic, when I explain this first point to you, the light in your head is going to go off. Before a house is built the architects and the builders review a schematic or a blueprint and then they jump into action.
More often than not, when you write down you New Year’s Resolution, you really don’t have a blueprint, schematic or a strategic framework for action from which to work. At best you are floundering because you don’t have a well outlined plan.
Now this isn’t some “get a plan” speech…. Look, I’m telling you that YOU NEED A DETAILED blueprint of how you are going to achieve your goal. See, saying that you are going to lose 30 pounds next year is great. I mean it’s superb, but the question that I wanna know, that you wanna know and that your family and friends are going to wanna know is how.
This segue ways me into a conversation I was having with this Chump yesterday who’s been telling me that she wants to lose weight. She’s tried everything and now she’s going to do Yoga. Well, that’s great, but Yoga isn’t going to help her reach her outlined fitness goals, but she told me that she wanted to do Yoga in order to “quiet down her mind”. Okay, Lil’ mama and while you’re quieting down your mind and focusing on what you want to do, the people who are getting
results will be DOING what should be doing. So get quiet and think about getting in shape, we’ll be over here GETTING in shape.
Whatta Chump! The bottom line is this. The workouts got a lil’ to hard for lil’ mama and she’s looking for an easy way out. I told her to just call my main man Rhadi Ferguson and jump on his At Home Workout, his Dumbbell Workout or his Backyard Workout. It ain’t hard, she can just follow his plan, but NOPE!!
She’s wants to quiet her mind.
Now before you YOGA folks even start – I DO AND HAVE DONE YOGA. Ole Coach likes to do a lil’ Bikram Yoga every now and then to get loose and stay flexible, but Ole Coach knows that getting in shape requires a little bit more. Yoga is a great supplement to a good conditioning program.
Back to my point. You must have a blueprint to follow so that your steps for achievement are outlined and ordered.
2. The Foundation
The second thing that you must have is a foundation to build upon. Many people want to run into the new year with a bunch of great ideas, some even have a pretty good blueprint and plan, but they don’t have a foundation that will “hold” their ideas.
For some of you this foundation is physical. For some it is emotional. For others it is educational. Whatever the case – WORK ON BUILDING THAT FOUNDATION NOW!!
Don’t go into the new year saying that you want to start a business without doing your research on the profitability of your idea, how you are going to market it, who you are going to consult with, who will be your business coach, what you need to learn in order to be successful, etc.,.
Many of you want to do things which will require more resources, more money, more space, more time. Get those things in order now so that when the New Year rolls around, you can actually resolve your New Year’s Resolution.
The dumbest thing that I’ve heard some of my male friends say is, “Bro. when I get married, I’m not gonna mess around on my wife, but I ain’t married now so I’ma just have some fun. But when I get married, I’ma shut it down. Really.”
To that I say, “You’re an ignoramus. What makes you think that when you get married, you’re going to go through some miraculous spiritual transformation and cognitive reformation? If you want to get on the right track to being a good husband, then start now. Stop cheating NOW. Stop messing around now. Because you shouldn’t practice that after someone has committed their life to you, you should make an effort to get that straight now. Create the foundation now.”
The equivalent of that is like you and I saying that we’re gonna win a NASCAR race once we get the right car. No! We have to practice first so that when we do actually get the car; we’ll know how to drive it and what it takes to actually win a race.
So identify what it is that you want to do and then create a foundation so that you CAN do it.
**** Hint: for all of you who want to lose weight next year. YOU NEED TO CREATE A FOUNDATION of discipline. And there is no better time to start than with the Holiday Season. Back away from the table, don’t eat the cakes, pies, and sweets. Eat before you go to people’s home and visit and make smart choices in terms of your nutritional practices. To the idiot who says, “But it’s the holiday season.” Well, dummy, it will be the holiday season next year too and if you have that mindset, you’ll never resolve your resolution because next year this time, you’ll be saying the same thing.
Create a foundation of discipline so that you may actually have an opportunity at being successful. NOTE: I didn’t say that you had to exercise everyday, sweat your butt off or go to the gym. I simply said that you need to exercise some discipline. This will carry over into other areas of your life, when you follow your blueprint, but you MUST create the foundation now!!
3. Build, Build, and don’t stop Building
Once you’ve started to construct something, the worse thing that you can do is STOP. You cannot stop building, until you’ve created the “edifice” that you have decided to create. If you do, then you have not resolved your resolution, in fact it is incomplete. This is the most IMPORTANT thing that many people fail to do and they fail to do it because they quit and they underestimate the difficulty of their personal “project” and the difficulty of the building process.
Hint: It is certainly easier to build a sandcastle, than a skyscraper. Start small and then work your way up. Don’t let your alligator mouth speak for your hummingbird @ss.
4. Maintenance Is Important
Once you’ve built your “edifice” and resolved your resolution – maintaining it is very important. Maintenance is a very real part of this process. Let’s say that you actually achieve some fitness goals that you have for yourself. After you have achieved them, I’m very sure that you don’t want to just go back to the way that you were. So what do you have to do to stave off future Chump Moments? You have do constantly clean up your diet and keep up good maintenance. You should do this in your personal life just like you do it with your car. Your car need maintenance, your home, your body and also you goals and resolutions.
The way that many people go through this constant maintenance is by focusing on the right things and keeping their “saw” sharp, as Steven Covey would say.
I highly recommend that you listen to Chump Repellent before, during and after you make your New Year’s Resolution. Because you don’t want to start doing right in January. What you want to do is create a platform for doing right – right now, so that when January comes you can hit the ground running.
Ole Coach wants you to know that you can do whatever you put your mind to. All you have to do is eliminate the Chumps in your life and eliminate the Chump Moments and make sure that you stay on task.
1. Get A Blueprint
2. Create a Foundation for Success
3. Build, Build and Keep Building
4. Continue with Maintenance
And get your hands on Chump Repellent.
Ole Coach Ferguson
P.S. You have the ultimate power to decide if you wanna be a Champ or A Chump. Get the tools so that you can achieve greatness in your life. Don’t let the cost of a “movie and a dinner for two” hold you back from creating more Champ Moments and minimizing the Chump Moments in your life.