Taylor, this is an entrepreneurship blog and the journey of entrepreneurship and chasing your passions... why are you talking about the gym?
Well, because it has changed the results of my business more than a basic strategy shift has.
If you have tried a ton of different social media and business strategies without much success, then you might want to start looking towards the gym, or even other habits you might have.
When you look at other areas of your life, you start to create discipline in your life that wasn't there before and there are a few areas that are easy to start creating discipline.
Those are education, the gym and what you eat.
When you become disciplined in one (or all of these areas) they will start to translate into other areas of your life (SUCH AS BUSINESS).
That is why I am talking about this today, so let's get started!
The Gym and My Business
I was getting no real results in any area of my life through this new year, and as usual my "new years resolution" wasn't changing much because it wasn't really a goal, it was just an idea.
That is when I decided that I was sick of not getting any results and I wanted to start seeing results. To be honest, I was pretty lazy so I decided that I wanted to build discipline into my life and if I started in the gym, which I always had dabbled at but never took seriously, maybe it would translate into other areas of my life.
So, I put emotion behind the goal of becoming more disciplined and getting stronger in the gym because I was always the "skinny kid" and hated when people said that. The best goals have emotions and reasons behind them, put the emotion of how you felt when people said something to you and use that as motivation so you never have to feel like that again.
I started to plan out my exercises, started to time my rests, started focusing on form and even tracking what I ate.
And the results didn't come right away, on the end of my body at least because just like building a business, it is a process that you have to accept. Results don't happen overnight.
What I did start to notice though were the results in other areas of my life. This habit of taking the gym seriously started to build discipline into my life and then that translated to other areas too.
I actually wanted to start building discipline into other areas of my life, as it was making me feel really good being disciplined in the gym.
So, I started with my education and started making it a point to read books and articles in my niche and just about life in general for a few hours each day.
I then started to focus on using that discipline to block out my time each day, get more work done, network with more people and start putting out more content.
It has really made the biggest difference thus far in my life, I really hope you all try it out too!
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