Audacious: Bold; Daring; Marked by originality & verve
I don’t think I struggle with fear near as much as I do laziness. I came to this realization about myself this morning so the weight of it is still sinking in.
There is an advantage to hiding behind fear…people excuse you because they can relate and now you have something in common to talk about. Giving fear too much credit however, is a slippery slope. The problem, of course, is that when you blame Fear for your lack, you’ve just given it tremendous power.
This morning I dropped my fears to the side and wrote down some Audacious goals in my journal. I mean just downright silly stuff! It was fun and freeing.
As a Christian I’ve always struggled with Ambition & Success. Read the rest of this entry
If you’ve ever set a New Year’s Resolution you know the feeling of forgetting what you even committed to by February 1st. Almost 3 years ago now I started setting goals a different way and it has transformed my life and the way I live it.
If you’re like me you probably tend to set goals when you are frustrated. Maybe the buttons of your pants is screaming for relief or that yellow dress is beginning to make your back look a lot like a croissant! At any rate, you realize one day that something about your life is out of control and your are ready to do something about it! The problem with this approach however, is that frustration lends itself to desperation and desperate people resort to desperate measures. Here’s my story:
I was the heaviest I’d ever been and one of my friends posted a picture of me on Facebook and was kind enough to tag me in it. I didn’t know how to remove that tag and I was embarrassed. Now normally, I would make a vow to start eating ‘right’, begin exercising & vow not to eat anything sweet until…well, ever again!!! I would make these decisions as a punishment for letting myself get so out of control. In September, 2010 however, I learned about a 90 Day Challenge.
My wife & I were frustrated. We had tried over and over again to change all of the factors at 1 time that are necessary to achieve weightloss and had failed miserable. For our first 90 Day Challenge all we did was replace 2 meals a day with a delicious shake, eat a normal, non-diety 3rd meal and snack when we felt like it. She lost 23 lbs & I lost 27. Success happened when we focuses on just 1 thing…It’s a concept called ‘Narrowing Your Focus’.
My crossfit friends frowned at my method and my ultra-healthy friends tried to explain their better way (again) but we were having success and decided to do our own thing for 90 days. Here’s the crazy thing. For my wife’s second 90 Day Challenge she committed to training for her 1st 5K. She partnered up with a few other women and our daughter and actually finished the Iron Girl 5k!
After losing a total of 42 lbs in my 1st 2 Challenges I actually returned to the gym! I put on my 14 lbs of muscle in 90 Days using a Challenge Kit designed for folks who wanted to achieve those results. 3 months ago I actually did a juice fast with my friend who has a phenomenal Facebook community called ‘Juicing with Jill’.
Sometime, experts mean well but they underestimate the power of gradual changes over time. They are so passionate a out what they do now that they fail to remember that they didn’t get there overnight.
Here’s a fact: The Body by Vi Challenge is the path of least resistance to becoming a healthier person because the products taste amazing, they are simple & very affordable (ie. FREE) Over 100,000 a month start a 90 Day Challenge of their own!
In the almost 3 years I’ve been sharing the Body by Vi 90 Day Challenge with folks we have helped 1000’s of people not only reach their health goals but maintain them. On the surface, many folks dismiss The Challenge as some fad but here are some numbers for you:
Simply put, the Body by Vi Challenge is not a diet but a lifestyle IF you allow yourself to implement it for 90 Days. Many folks make a couple shakes and then just move on to the next lotion, potion, pill or powder that comes along. They continue to approach as a punishment instead of a Challenge and let me tell you, punishing yourself is toxic.
I encourage you to take a close look at what exactly the 90 Day Body by Vi Challenge powered by Visalus Sciences has to offer. Everyone will NEVER agree with the same thing but here’s what I know: Our family has been transformed by the power of 90 Day Challenges and you can NEVER take my story from me.
I came across these words the other day and I find myself rolling them over again & again in my head. That’s normally a signal flare for me to share.
I pray you will not see them as mere words but rather, as a call to action.
I saw a group of men in my hometown,
I saw a group of men tearing a building down.
With a heave and a ho and a might yell,
They swing a beam and the sidewalk fell.
And so I said to the foremen “Are these men skilled,”
The type you would hire if you wanted to build?
And he laughed and said “Why no indeed,”
He said “Common labor is all I need.”
For I can tear down in a day or two
What it took good builders ten years to do.
And I thought to myself as I walked away
Which of these roles was I going to be play?
Am I the type that constantly tears down
As I steal other’s hopes and dreams to the ground?
Or am I the type that’s going to build with care,
To create something strong that will stand through the years.
Let’s Keep Building!!!