How trimming belly fat can promote business growth
Of course there’s no physical connection between a smaller stomach and a heftier bottom line. There is, however, a powerful mental connection you can take advantage of whenever you choose. And that connection is simply using your success in one area of life or business to model success in another area.
If it’s time to whittle down that poochy gut, it naturally makes great sense to model your weight-loss behavior on people who are already successful in that area. But you don’t have to stop there. Indeed, you won’t want to stop there, because using your own success in losing weight (in this example) is a powerful source of inspiration and success tactics that can be applied to growing your business.
And it’s pretty straightforward to identify actions you personally have proven to work for you, then translate them to another field of endeavor. For example:
Weight-loss action: Commit to a specific goal, e.g., get rid of 15 pounds.
Business equivalent: Commit to a specific goal, e.g., increase annual revenues by X%.
Weight-loss: Choose and commit to a particular weight-loss approach, based on careful research.
Business: Complete due diligence to determine which process or program best lends itself to your goal, skill set, resources, etc.
Weight loss: Identify specific action steps to take on a consistent basis, e.g., do hot yoga three times per week, experiment with daily intermittent fasting, max out calorie intake at X calories per day, etc.
Business: Identify specific action steps to take on a consistent basis, e.g., watch two training videos every day and complete the assignments given in each.
Weight loss: Enlist an accountability partner to help you stay on track, e.g., the physician who told you your health depended on losing weight, or a friend equally committed to trimming down.
Business: Enlist an accountability partner to help you stay on track, e.g., a person whose current situation and commitment to growth are similar to yours.
Weight loss: Track both activities and milestones, e.g., note calories eaten and weekly change in weight/measurements.
Business: Track both activities and milestones, e.g., create and fill in a spreadsheet detailing video topics, assignments, and actual completion dates.
Weight loss: Know how you’ll reward yourself on reaching your goal, e.g., get rid of your old, too-big jeans and buy new.
Business: Know how you’ll reward yourself on reaching your goal, e.g., invest in new technology that will be a genuine saver of both time and sanity.
Weight loss: Focus on the benefits of your desired outcome, e.g., not looking like a sausage stuffed in a casing, feeling more comfortable and attractive, etc.
Business: Focus on the benefits of your desired outcome, e.g., being able to outsource that task you despise, having resources to develop and market high-ticket products or services, etc.
See? There’s no reason to limit yourself to just one model of success. And if you use yourself as one of those models, you’ll create a success snowball that will become damn near unstoppable.
But if you’re concerned that you’re standing in the way of creating your own success, I encourage you to take advantage of the tactics and strategies addressed in my e-book, Reset Your Mindset. By investing just five or ten minutes every morning before you get rolling, you’ll prepare yourself for a day of power, productivity, and results.
(BTW, thank you to my heroes at antonio-ferrari.com for posting the weight-loss image in the Creative Commons section of Flickr.)This entry was posted in business development and tagged effectiveness. Bookmark the permalink.