Would you rather “change” or “transform” when you start a fitness program? Defining your core values can be the first step in the transformation process in fitness or anything in life and is essential to creating a success map. Do you have a define set of core values? If so, let me know below 🙂
Beaufort Fitness: Change or Transform?
“Hey! What’s going on? I’m on my third day here in Thailand at Nai Yang beach right now we have a reprieve from the work we’re doing and everything is going great and I thought of create a video talking about some of stuff that we’re doing here and how it translates to what we do in fitness and with our business specifically EarthFIT and when people come in our door, so if you’re a client listen to this. You come in our door you are looking for a change, you want to see something change in your body, maybe in your mind, spirit, whatever it is you are looking for a change… And what I want to see happen is a transformation and that’s my goal for you when you come in the door. And, transformation would be a change to a permanent degree and it happens on a brain level. If you change your behavior for a short period of time and you go back to it, that is not a transformation. So ultimately the goal is that your brain changes and this happens on a neuroscience level on a Basal Ganglia a part of a brain where when that changes subconscious and that subconscious change has been a transformation to a permanent degree.
And so, with so much uncertainty in the world today, there’s so much you have control over right? You don’t have control over you know someone driving on the opposite side of the street, you don’t have control over other people, you don’t have control over the weather but what you do have control over is yourself, your beliefs, your belief systems, and invariably what I find is that most people don’t have a solid foundation in their belief system and so they have uncertainty on themselves and then they go out into the world that is uncertain and then you have a massive uncertainty to the nth power and so that creates a stressful and threatening environment. But, if you get clear on who you are, what your beliefs are or what your values are, who you are as a person and being true to yourself right to thy own self, be true as Shakespeare said or Socrates know that self. The more you know yourself, the more you can change and transform because if you don’t know yourself, who you are, where you are coming from, where you are going, you don’t have a map. And if you have goals set in place then, it really doesn’t matter what those goals are if you don’t know what is making you think and why you need to go and get to them then it’s going to be harder to achieve those goals and then it’s going to be harder to transform.
So, finding out your three core values would be the first step in finding out who you are, what resonates with you. For example, my core values are: faith, so faith that I have confidence. Trust and a belief that universe is conspiring to work with me and for me for the ultimate greater good. And then, gratitude is that I have appreciation. I wake up and I am thankful to be alive, I appreciate what I have. And then lastly courage, that I have the courage to speak from my heart, to do the thing that I might be fearful of doing but still stepping up and actually doing it. I might be scared, you know I was scared to actually leave and come on this retreat but I knew it was I had to do to grow and to take me to the next level. It’s uneasy to leave my business, to leave my family, to leave things that are comfortable. It takes me out of the comfort zone and I live those values, I’ve perpetually lived in discomfort. I mean, as most business owners know starting your own thing, creating your own thing is extremely discomforting especially in the beginning but so I live in courage to take me through that discomfort. And even though I’m scared and fearful that I’ll still take the action that I know and in my heart needs to be done. And so when I wake up everyday with those three things then I have more certainty in my life and therefore, it can transform the rest of my day and the rest of my world. And so I encourage you to figure out what 3 values you hold dear and closest to you that can help guide you and stir you throughout the day.
Alright, so this is Ian Hart signing out from Nai Yang beach in Thailand. I hope you enjoyed the message, let me know what you think.”
Ian Hart is a Body-Mind Transformation expert, the creator of EarthFIT Training Systems, co-creator of BACK PAIN RELIEF4LIFE, and founder of BEAUFORTPERSONALTRAINING.COM and MYBACKPAINCOACH.COM. Ian and his team help people get into optimal shape in the safest, fastest and most effective way possible, using cutting edge science.