(this is something I sent out to the Tip Of The Day members earlier) .....I thought it might make sense for all of us to take a step back for a second and think about something. It is "resolution season" and you are probably being surrounded by different messages and suggestions. Do this, buy that.
Maybe your friends and family are asking you what "your resolution" is, which is creating some pressure. Maybe that is a good thing for some of us.
But I also think that for many of us it might make sense to simply do nothing. Or at least wait before we act on something.
The reason why I say this, is that at PEERtrainer we get a lot of feedback about why people do things. Or don't do things.
At a very basic level people are either ready or not ready to do things. It is really that simple. We are always looking for that "deep insight" into why people were successful with a certain program or on the site, and often their answer is that "they were just ready, ready for a change, etc."
And the people who drop out of a program or stop doing something often say "I just was not ready." Funny thing is, those people often come back to the site, rejoin this email program, sign back up for PONR after stopping it. Sometimes this process takes years.
For those who are "ready" there is usually a very good reason or reasons to do something. These can be either positive or negative.
A very good friend who has been putting off dealing with weight for years finally decided it was "time to be taken more seriously at work." For others it was a culmination of things.
For others they hit a certain age and think "I was supposed to be...... by this age." And that provides the mental trigger to reframe things in their mind in an instant.
It is also important to think about what kind of change you are ready for. There are people who are ready for massive and radical change. These are the people who dig deep into the books we recommend, log daily, join all the programs.
And there are others who just want to tip toe into things, and take things very slowly. They just want one idea every now and then.
It is like there are people who want to "learn how to fish." And others who just want to be given the fish!
So in this new year at PEERtrainer we will be working hard to address the needs of both groups. And frankly, we need you to tell us exactly what you need, and where you are in your journey. You might have just joined the site in the last few days, maybe you are 50 or more pounds overweight, and you just want to be given a couple good ideas to work with.
You might also be one of these people who is ready to get on an "elite track." I will be using that word a lot in this new year, because we see people embrace amazing transformation. (Ed and company in the Marathon crew come to mind, and the people in the Acceleration team!)
Those of you who do end up radically transforming your diets, activities and mindset are really part of a very elite group of people on this planet. These kinds of changes are very possible and doable- yet very few people make them!
As usual, I will end this email asking you to reply to this email and think about where you are honestly right now, and where you want to head this year. Is getting on an "elite track" something that you are ready for, are interested in?
Is it something much simpler? It will be reading all the responses and answering as many as I can. Please feel free to ask a question on my Facebook Wall. (And please join me there if you have not already www.facebook.com/jackiewicks)
Lets have a great year and continue our wonderful conversation, debate, discussion....
*People are always telling you what to do, but what's right for them may not be right for you.
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