Not many people who lose weight can keep it off...
I don’t blame them, because I know it is not an easy task. It requires a lifestyle change that many are not willing to undertake. Understanding people and helping them change their life for the better is my job. This is Custom Body Fitness’ secret.
Just like people, many businesses struggle. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, about 50% of new businesses will fail within the first 5 years, and about 1/3 survive 10 years or more. According to the Small Business Administration, about 1/3 of businesses will fail during the first 2 years, and about 50% of businesses fail during the first year in business.
Luckily, I have been in business now for 10 years and I am continue growing. I think success is about getting to our goal and continue there. For example, losing forty pounds is easy, but the real success is keeping the forty pounds off. Same thing with a business, to open a business is easy, but the real success is to make the business indispensable for people.
Here is an interview from four yeast ago that talks about how we stay in business ----> https://soundcloud.com/radiocmc/small-business-spotlight-sandro-torres-custom-body-fitness.
When there is a positive behavioral change in a lifestyle, the chance of failure is usually high. For example, for weight loss the statistic says that 95% will drop their weight loss program, and 95% of the 5% left will regain the weight. There are a few things that explain why so many people fail when they are changing their lives. Here is a list:
Many people think that changing their lives is about leaving everything to destiny and don’t recognize that planning is a very indispensable tool. Change requires discipline, and the possibility of changing and keeping the new habits increases when there is a plan in action. Achievements do not happen by chance. They are planned.
Everything that contributes positively to our lives needs some kind of effort that makes us get out of our comfort zone. This could be why people don’t like to change: Many don’t like to get out of their comfort zone. Some of us think that life should be easy and that everything should be given to us without hard work. We might even think that people who have achieved great success are able to do so because they had it easy, when the truth is they worked hard for it.
3. Synapses connection:
Many people have not taken into consideration the need to manipulate their synapses connection in their neurons. To learn a new behavior, the old connection needs to become weaker and the new one needs to become stronger. The connection from the negative habit needs to become small and the one for the good habits bigger. This takes time. However, many people don’t invest the time. But behaviors that are practiced over and over again become easier after a while.
4. Goal setting:
Goal setting, a type of planning, helps us envision our future, making us work for what we are aiming at, whereas a lack of direction can make us get lost in the process. Achieving a goal requires discipline. But if you set yourself a goal and act upon it, you’ll either achieve your goal or at least get close to it.
While it is true that everything that is good requires effort, it does not mean that you need to work harder than necessary. Anything that you repeat more than twice can be integrated into a system that is already set up for you. That way you don’t have to waste your time doing the same set up over and over again as you go on with your life. This tool allows you to save time and continue progressing toward your goals.
6. Chief Executive Officer:
People don’t become the CEO of their lives by letting other people manage their lives. When you become the CEO of your life, you are aware of your mistakes, responsibilities and potential. I think this is pretty clear. You have to know how to manage your family, your business, your weight loss, your health, your finances, your business, your vacations and your whole life if you want to be successful in any area.
In this interview I talk about how CBF became a successful local business.
Just like you, I still have to discipline myself to continue progressing, and I fight against negative events and others to get to my goal. Here I have shared with you some tools I use to progress in my life.
I bet if you follow this advice and put it into practice, soon enough, we are going to change the statistics, making a huge impact in the world or even better, in your life!
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Custom Body Fitness is located in Glenwood Springs CO, Carbondale CO and Basalt - Willits CO