Welcome to 2012

Happy New Year! I want to start by wishing you a happy and healthy 2012!  Not too long ago, I was featured in something pretty cool called World Fitness Elite.  You can check it out HERE  This was seen in USA Today and the UK Independent.

What I want to focus on today is the first part of my quote, “Don’t just sit there, do something!”  For this particular feature, I was using this to refer to exercising, but it can apply to almost anything in our life, and now I am applying it to one area of mine.

One thing I have set as a personal goal is to write more.  Whether it is blog posts like this one, articles, or even a book.  I am not a great writer, but I know I won’t improve if I don’t work on it.  This year I am going to focus on writing every day.  Some of it will make it here, some will stay private, but I know that by taking action and sitting down to write (or type) it will improve.

I have put writing into what I am calling my “Power Hour”. My Power Hour consists of the following:

  1. 15 minutes of reading something to improve my spiritual life (the Bible, a devotional, etc.)
  2. 15 minutes of reading something to improve me personally (business development, self-help, relationship, parenting etc.)
  3. 15 minutes of reading something related to my profession (training, nutrition, coaching, etc.)
  4. 15 minutes of writing (blog, articles, etc.)

First of all, I love to read, and by blocking out time each day for this Power Hour, not only am I doing something I enjoy, but I am also helping myself grow in ways that will help me improve as a husband and father, as a person, as a business owner, and as a fitness professional.

Currently filling those categories are 1. The Bible, the book of John  2. “EntreLeadership” by Dave Ramsey  3.  “Easy Strength” by Dan John and Pavel Tsatsouline  and 4. This blog post.

Today’s lesson I would like to share with you comes from EntreLeadership.  Dave Ramsey talks about the difference between trying to manage our results and managing our activities.  He says to remember that “results are generated by activities.  If I manage my activities, then the results I want occur.”

Just a few weeks ago, I did a video on this same concept.  Here it is.

 

Today I would like to encourage you to focus on the process, the activities that will help you achieve the results you want.

Let’s make it a great 2012!

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