Living the Slight Edge Building Habits That Stick

 The Slight Edge is a book by Jeff Olson and this episode is part 2 on Stop the Mind Screw and finding the slight edge. 

 

 “There is one quality which one must possess to win, and that is definiteness of purpose, the knowledge of what one wants and a burning desire to possess it.” - Napoleon Hill in Think and Grow Rich

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Do you know what you want? Exactly what do you want? It is imperative that you get this clear! Need help? 

  •  You can gauge the limitations of a person’s life by the size of the problems that get him/her down. You can measure the impact of the life of a person by the size of the problems he/she solves. The size of your income will be determined by the size of the problems you solve. 
  • Mastery begins the moment you step onto the path. Failure begins the moment you step off the path.

It is important to note:

Those who dwell in the failure curve? The past.

Those who dwell in the success...

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Don't Make Resolutions Do This Instead!

Picture this, you are at a party 3 months from now, maybe even just a week from now. people keep asking, "What you have been doing?" You look different, you act different, and they want to know your secret.

Have you ever tried an exercise routine but it just did not stick? Have you ever tried to give up a bad habit not only to find yourself stuck back in the same drab routine? 

Quit wasting money on personal trainers (yup I just said that ), diets, food that you do not eat, coaching programs that do not give you the results you dreamed of or that they promised.

Motivation is another lie. I always hear, "I'm just not motivated!" Motivation is something that happens over time. You don't just wake up one day and say, "I'm motivated." Heck even professional athletes lack motivation.

It is a matter of mindset!!! Mindset is everything!

Quit making resolutions! Stop the mind screw now!

Why? Because resolutions do not stick.

What sticks? HABITS! Create habits!

Habits are things...

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4 Reasons Why Your Habits Do Not Stick and What to Do About It

 

Here are the 4 reasons why habits do not stick. 

As a Personal Trainer, I have seen it all when it comes to habits not sticking. Here are the 4 most popular reasons as to why they do not stick and what to do about it.

They are:

1. Lack of motivation

2. Lack of time

3. Lack of confidence

4. Lack of direction

At first, they are all obstacles, if you are not careful they quickly become excuses. And you know what they say about excuses. Excuses are like a$$holes, everyone has one!

In this video, I am going to discuss what the 4 reasons are and how to work with them.

Two great books on habit building are: Atomic Habits and The Slight Edge

 

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The Easy Way to Build Habits

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Sacrifice short term conveniences for long-term gains. Unknown

Most people, myself included, build habits backwards. They start with the goal (which is correct) then go all out trying to achieve the goal.

Take for example building abdominal muscles - they go all out doing crunches or abdominal exercises they found online. But give up all too soon, especially when they don't see results.

*Spoiler alert - you can do abdominal exercises all day long but if you do not do something about the fat on top of the muscle you will never see results.

Or take, for example, weight loss. They decide they want to quit eating junk food and throw it all out. But they start getting headaches and feel tired all day. This is a result of going through withdrawal from certain foods.

However, this is backwards. So let's re-frame it. Everything is mindset ya know!

Take it one day at a time, Take it slow and...

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Do You Have a Great Ripple Effect in Life?

 Be brilliant and reach for the stars. This is the best way to serve your goals and help fellow humans. -Unknown

Do you know when you throw a rock into the water, it has this ripple effect? Like this?

That is what happens when you do any sort of action. Good or bad. You cause this ripple effect and it goes on and on. It also comes back to you, but we'll leave that for another blog post!

This quote was in my morning oracle cards the other day. To me, it is all about that ripple effect and reaching high for my goals.

How do I do this? Well, I stick to my habits #1. By creating what Jeff Olson, author of the Slight Edge calls happy habits in mind, body, and spirit you easily create an awesome ripple effect.

It has so much to do with your thought habits, are you thinking thoughts of joy, love, peace, kindness, ease, flow, etc.

 

It can also work the other way around. This means that you can have a negative ripple effect especially when you think of thoughts of resentment,...

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