227: Why I Am Competing in a Fitness Competition: 5 Steps to Achieving Any Vision

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Hey hey! Welcome to episode 227 of Life on Fire. Hey hey! Welcome to episode 227 of Life on Fire. Today’s show is a personal one for me and was a tough show to make and share with you. A lot of people struggle with their weight and I have been one of them.

I felt like I was out of integrity with Life on Fire and our mission because every other area of life has been on fire for me and my wife. Our marriage, our business, our finances, our friendships and our faith have all been amazing – but my health and my weight have always been a battle for me. My weight has gone up and down for most of my life, until recently when I decided to change all of that using the same five step process I use for my clients.

Listen in to today’s episode to hear how I’m achieving Life on Fire-worthy health and fitness, and how my commitment to maintain it! Whether you struggle with your weight, your love life, your finances or any other area this process will work for you too.

In this episode you’ll hear:

  • How I am using the process we teach to overcome my lifelong struggle with weight. (3:45)
  • How do you go from being stuck and overwhelmed to getting what you truly want? (5:45)
  • Why you must publicly declare your vision. (7:35)
  • The importance of writing a letter to yourself: the what, the how and the why. (9:05)
  • What roles do faith and fear play in making your vision a reality? (13:10)
  • And so much more!

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As I said earlier making this show was a bit tough! It was a little embarrassing, to be honest because I believe having a life on fire is about having the whole picture: being healthy, having a great marriage, great relationships, having a successful business, and being wealthy.

I had all of that except my health. My weight has been up and down and up and down since I was kid and I was constantly stressing out about it; it consistently bothered me and I tried diet after diet after diet.

But Megan helped me see I needed to shift my lifestyle; she suggested I use the same process we teach our clients and apply it to my weight and my health. And she challenged me to do a men’s physique competition. Megan says she did so because she knew I’d have to put in the work and I’d see the results when I did. She wanted me to be happy and feel good about myself.

My first thought was this is a totally crazy idea – it’s the furthest thing from my comfort zone! But after my initial reaction I knew this was an opportunity to get results and most importantly, shift my entire lifestyle. Thirty days of another diet wasn’t going to do it, I knew it was time for real change.

The process Megan was talking about is one we have used to help our clients achieve their goals and dreams. We’ve also both used this process in our lives and together in our marriage so it was time for me apply it to my weight and my health.

1. Create your vision.

Come up with a vision for what you want. You have to get clear on it, and how you’re going to commit to it. You have to have actions in place to reach your vision, and attach a big why to your vision, something that pulls you to take those actions and make your vision a reality. Megan helped me get clear on mine and part of my why is to be healthy for her and our baby Aidan.

2. Public declaration.

Declare your vision publicly and include an end date for your vision. By when are you going to achieve it?

For me I went on Facebook and posted a before photo of mine along with my public declaration that I was going to compete in a men’s fitness competition by March 18. There was no wiggle room after that!

Now think about it for yourself: what do you want, what is your vision? Can you make a public declaration of it and say by when you’ll have it? Then go do it!

3. Write your letter to yourself.

This letter is so important because it makes the declaration real. Write your letter as if you have already achieved your vision, as if it has already happened. Read it in the morning, the evening and any time you need a pick-me-up. It’s there to encourage you and for you to know these things are going to happen.

Your letter also trains your subconscious mind: the subconscious doesn’t know the difference between a vividly imagined experience and real life. So make it vivid! Be sure to put in emotions and make it vivid: include sights, sounds, smells, make it clear as if you are there experiencing it!

4. Resource up.

Whatever you want to achieve means you have to become a different person to achieve it, and you also need new and different resources around you to help you. For me it looked like signing up for fitness competition, hiring a health coach to tell me what to eat and what to do at the gym.

What resources do you need for your vision? Go out and get them!

5. Choose faith over fear.

Every single day there will be challenges thrown your way, be prepared for them with your resources, your letter and your faith.

I’ve encountered plenty of challenges since publicly declaring my fitness competition vision. The first week after starting my challenge I was rear-ended on the way to the gym. Then once I got into the swing of things our baby Aidan arrived six weeks early – that was a major change of plans! But that’s life, it brings challenges your way so you have to adopt a mindset of faith over fear.

I’ve had lots of fears about this fitness challenge, but I always come back to my letter and choose to believe I can do this and it is possible. That alone will help me achieve this, and it will help you too.

Today’s show is something I wanted to share this with you because I am in the middle of this journey and I want you to see firsthand how this works. I am going to be #1 at this thing and I’m going to maintain my health and fitness – and I wanted you to be there on the journey with me.

I also want to encourage you to get the full training at lifeonfirewebinar.com. We take this five step process, drill it down and personalize it so you can create a 2017 action vision plan. We teach you how to put this into your life and achieve what you want. No strings attached, it’s all free for you at LifeonFireWebinar.com.

This process has worked for us in our lives and in the lives of countless people we’ve trained and coached. Join us! Step up to your vision for your very own life on fire right now.

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