If you’re like the rest of us, we all have a few obstacles that get in our way - maybe it’s really tough to lose that extra weight, or you’ve been through a bad break up and you’re not focused, or maybe you’re in the middle of a job search, or you just can’t stand your current job and need to find a way out. In my autobiography, Another Day Without A Cage, I talk in-depth about my own personal challenges. When I was in college, I went to school for broadcasting and when the classes got tough, I changed majors. I got way off track of my goal; it took me 15 years to get back on track. I had an emotional reaction to something when I should have just taken the classes and moved forward. I should have stayed logical.
The following tips come directly from my book Unstoppable: 6 Easy Steps To Achieve Your Goals. It involves a system I call the Systematic Attitude Development-Technique™ (SAD-T™). So here’s what I want you to do. Create a Steel Team. So many times, we may opt to do things on our own or we just don’t know how to move forward to achieve our fitness or life goals. That’s where a Steel Team comes into play. What it is is an indestructible team of people who can support your efforts or guide you.
I use the acronym FAMILY – so your Steel Team would consist of a friend, an associate, a mentor, an instructor, a Loved one, and You – and each of these people have a different role.
A Friend is happy for you, yet very real with your behavior. An Associate comes from a more logical place, they may or may not have been through the situation, but they are able to give you feedback and suggestions. A Mentor would be someone who has been through the situation and can give you input on that level. A Loved one is completely supportive and loves you as you are. And then there’s You – who must create the final plan and take the action. Let’s take an example – if you are falling off track with your fitness routine. A Friend will say, “Yep, you’re off track, but you can do it, you can get back on track.” An Associate, may give you would tell you something that they noticed – maybe you’ve been snacking more often and didn’t even recognize it. The Mentor will tell you how they handled the situation. Maybe they’d say – I found myself snacking on the bad stuff when I was hungry. I learned to pack a few healthy snacks for my work breaks. An Instructor guides the process, like a Coach, Teacher, or Trainer. A Loved One will talk about how great you are now regardless of the fact that you are off track. Those people are great. And You must take all of that information and make a decision, a plan to get yourself back into your fitness routine. You know what’s best for you, that’s why you’re watching this video. You know what you need to do to be healthy, feel better about yourself, get into shape…Together this Steel Team jolts you into action.
Sometimes the hardest part is going to your Steel Team… consistently… so that you are compelled to take action. Going to them is number 1, because if we go to them, then you have to expose yourself and make a decision as to what you really want. Suddenly, you have to follow through. That’s a good thing, right? So sit down and figure out your Steel Team. You deserve the best!