One of my best friends in the world is "The Farg." He is a project manager for a large construction and development company. One day we were having lunch at a restaurant on the beach. Our casual conversation was interrupted by a call from one of the executives from his company.
He wanted to know if "The Farg" sent the blueprints. "The Farg" assured the over anxious executive that they would be in his hands by five o'clock. The conversation spurred my interest. Since we had plenty of time to talk about girls later I decided to satisfy my thirst to learn something new. When I asked him about the blueprints and why they were so important, he responded simply.
"Wow!" I thought. What a great metaphor for helping others change their bodies. Success leaves clues. This being true I can look at what my most successful clients had in common and create a "blueprint" for achieving lasting change.
I went back through all of my records and discovered a common theme. In each and every case, I noticed that those who achieved outstanding results had followed the same steps and a similar pattern. Right now I will share with you the Ultimate Fitness Success Formula.
This is the formula that I use with my clients. It has been proven to work time and time again.
Go get a pen and a piece of paper now!
Follow this formula step by step for continuous improvement.
The Ultimate Fitness Success Formula
1. Know Where You Are Going!
Develop a crystal clear vision of exactly what you want? Describe it in vivid detail.
When I meet with a new client I always ask, "What results are you looking to achieve?" Usually I receive very vague answers to the tune of something like "I want to get into shape," or "I want to lose a few pounds." These people are unlikely to succeed.
You must develop in your mind unusual clarity on what it is you want. You must define exactly what you are going to look like and feel like.
Allow me to give you an example from a former and extremely clear-headed client. She came to me and painted a picture of her future self with these words:
"Mr. Beck, I am going to weigh 120 pounds and fit into my niece's bathing suit by June 1st. My arms are going to be lean and toned with that little line visible between my shoulders and upper arms. My stomach will be flat as a board and taunt as a rope. I am going to possess relentless energy and be fun.
My kids will lovingly say, "My mommy is strong." When my husband sees me he will simply say, "Wow!" I will feel awesome! That is what I want."
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How Did She Do?
The answer is obvious. The key to her success was her vision. During the course of her training she replayed the movie of her new best body again and again in vivid detail.
Get A Pen & Paper And Write Your Vision Down Now:
What do you want to achieve? Specifically and in vivid detail. It does not need to be perfect. It only needs to excite you.
Did You Write It Down?
If you did not, then what are you waiting for - the perfect time, the perfect place, the perfect day? Just face it. There will always be distractions. What differentiates the best from the rest, those who achieve from those who fail is one thing: ACTION!
There is no time like the present. Go back and do it now or I will hunt you down and deliver a serious ass-whooping. O.K. maybe I won't but I am willing to do anything to help you get a buff body and live a better life. If you did write it down, then I apologize for the outburst. I hope it was entertaining.
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2. Know Why You Want It!
You must have a compelling reason to achieve. This is what drives your decisions. When you are tired after a long day of work and skip your workout, you feel guilty and lose momentum. But with a strong and compelling purpose you will make the decision to be successful.
So in vivid detail why do you want this? What will it give you? More confidence? Greater opportunities? Fulfillment? Use strong words. Write it down now!
3. Learn How To Get What You Want.
Sadly, this is where I see a lot of people fail. Defining a clear vision of your goal and having a compelling purpose are critical; however, if you are implementing an ineffective plan then it is all for nothing.
Right now, reach back and pat yourself on the back and say aloud,
I am the smartest person alive!"
Seriously. Do it. It's fun. Most of all, it's well-deserved because you went out of your way to obtain this information to take control of your body. I applaud your genius and promise that it will be rewarded in the days ahead.
4. Measure & Analyze Progress.
Step One: Get a Physical! If you have not had a physical this year, this is an excellent time to do it. Call your Doctor now. Leave a message on the answering service if it's late. Just do it now.
Step Two: Weigh yourself.
Step Three: Determine your Body Composition. I recommend that you have your body fat tested by a fitness professional or get a pair of calipers to measure your own progress.
Every client I see is thoroughly screened and assessed. It is important to obtain a point of reference - a starting point. Think of it like you are going to a large mall that you've never been to before. After you walk in, the first step is to locate the mall directory. On the map you would find the big, yellow arrow that states, "YOU ARE HERE!" That's exactly what we need to know.
Step Four: Get a measuring tape and record the following areas:
- Waist (across navel)
- Upper thigh
- Upper Arm Take all measurements from the right side.
Step Five: Take a before picture from the front, side and back. No one has to see them except you. Far too many times have I worked with people who changed dramatically and later on wished that they had a "before" photo. Do it now.
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5. Take Massive, Consistent Action!
As I said earlier, the main difference between success and failure is ACTION! I once met a 300-pound nutritionist who was dumbfounded why his business was slow. (He thought it was the economy. What?! I wanted to throw him in front of a mirror and say, "who's gonna pay you to help them lose weight? An elephant? A Sumo Wrestler? You've got to be kidding me!)
Does he possess the knowledge to lose fat? He has a PhD so I am certain he has more than enough knowledge. Why does he tip the scales at 300 plus pounds? NO Vision, NO Purpose, and most importantly No ACTION!
6. Re-Measure & Modify Plan To Ensure Continuous Positive Change.
In step four, we took measurements as a point of reference. Re-measure every four weeks to determine whether you are or you are not on course. If you are following the plan even just 80% then you will see a noticeable difference.
Billy Beck III