What I learnt at Experts Academy that will help YOU
Donna and I just got back from Experts Academy, a fantastic 4-day seminar that teaches people how to inspire and instruct others on how to improve their lives and achieve their goals. What I love about Brendon Burchard, the founder of Experts Academy, is just how passionate, dedicated and authentic he is as he helps people spread their message in the world. We certainly wouldn’t be where we are today without following his program.
During the four days, I thought about how much what Brendon taught could also help you. He’s not in the health industry, but I’ve taken what he teaches about business and translated it into how it can help you with your weight, health and general wellbeing.
I’ve just pored through my notes so I could share 5 key takeaways from Experts Academy that I hope will inspire and motivate you to improve your life and achieve your weight and health goals.
Experts Academy Review: Top 5 Tips for Weight & Health
1. Consistency and Discipline
Entrepreneurs and small business owners are notorious for having a ton of new ideas, then eagerly rushing from one new idea to the next without staying focused on just one thing. Believe me, I’ve done this myself many times!
This is probably THE reason that so many people fail to lose weight – it’s not the diet per se that doesn’t work, it’s the lack of staying power with a weight control program, meaning you skip from one approach to the next without following any single one for more than a few weeks at a time.
What Experts Academy reminded me is that to be successful you must be consistent and disciplined in your approach.
When you’re trying to lose weight, it can sometimes feel like you’re getting nowhere. What’s worse, being consistent with your diet and exercise plan can feel dull and boring, but it really is the key to maintaining your weight. Aim to routinise at least 80% of your eating and exercise regime – that’s what consistency looks like. And if you associate routine with ‘dull’, then that’s a mindset shift to work on too…!
Jim Rohn said “it’s better to live with the pain of discipline than the pain of regret“. Let’s have a reality check – getting in control of your weight requires some discipline. But when you want something bad enough, don’t you think it deserves just a little bit of your focus and attention?Most diets, of course, have a built-in failure feature because they are high on deprivation and low on enjoyment meaning that consistency and discipline is really difficult. For our easy to follow tips on diet and exercise, download our Pocket Guide to Weight Control here.
2. Focus on your ambition
If you’ve tried to lose weight and get healthy a few times, but not quite reached your goals, chances are that you tend to focus on all the problems that are stopping you get the results you want.
The second thing I learnt from Experts Academy is to live in your ambition first. Surround yourself with people, messages and things that inspire you to reach your weight and health goals, and avoid listening to all the pitfalls and problems that could come your way. Don’t listen to the naysayers, listen to the people that say ‘you can do this’. Dare to dream big, and make your problems small. That’s how you’ll get to the finish line.
3. Your big WHY is critical
We never teach people how to find willpower, but we do teach them how to find their WHYPower.
Brendon talked about the very same thing at Experts Academy. When you’re running your own business, just like when you’re trying to lose weight, you need to be really clear on why you want the thing you’re trying to achieve. Otherwise, when things don’t go as you wanted, you’ll find it all too easy to give up. When you’re clear on your WHYPower, it’ll keep you going when all you want to do is quit.
To be truly effective, your WHYPower must be something that carries more weight than just fitting into your skinny jeans or looking good at the office party. It must be right at the heart of who you want to be and how you want to present to the world. Think deep and meaningful, think big, and you’ll have your WHYPower.
4. Are you goal or challenge oriented?
You could just say this is hair-splitting, but thinking of goal as distinct from challenge was an exciting revelation for me while at Experts Academy.
You see, I’ve never been much of a goal-setter. I tend to have big picture views of where I’m heading, but I don’t like setting SMART goals.
I can feel quite deflated and unmotivated when I have a list of goals in front of me, which is quite strange because I’ve always been very achievement-focused.
But when Brendon said he was challenge oriented, I realised that it was a subtle, but important, distinction. I’m excited by a new challenge. I’m motivated by doing something new, getting outside of my comfort zone, pushing past a block or barrier and ‘winning’ against myself.
If you find yourself similarly uninspired by goal-setting, then why not set yourself a challenge instead? Here are 3 of my recent personal challenges I set myself:
- Cooking 1 new recipe each week
- Teaching myself video editing skills
5. Ask yourself 2 key questions
These are two great questions that 800+ of us asked ourselves last week at Experts Academy. Now it’s your turn – it’s a short, powerful exercise.
Q1. What has made me successful so far in my life is…
[insert a skill, characteristic or achievement that is behind the success in your life - not necessarily weight-related]
The 5 things you’ve written down will be the exact same things that will make you successful in your weight, health and wellbeing goals.
Q2. The 5 things that have limited my success so far are…
[insert whatever has held you back from having success - not necessarily weight-related]
The 5 things you’ve written down will be the exact same things that will hold you back from achieving your weight, health and wellbeing goals.
I hope you enjoyed these 5 tips, courtesy of my own learning at Experts Academy. Please feel free to share this article or sign up for Experts Academy online here.