One of the biggest challenges for me wasn’t actually changing my diet, but doing it by myself.
I had the education.
I knew EXACTLY what I needed to do and WHY.
But it wasn’t happening. I was failing with my follow-through.
I WANTED to stay on track…
...but it’s hard to run laps around a track alone!
I was so mad at myself for constantly "slipping."
Often blaming peer pressure, or temptation...
even though 90% of the peer pressure was in my own head.
(And I usually put myself in temptation's way on purpose.)
Behind every successful person is a support team.
I knew this well from my career, both as a lawyer and author.
I couldn't argue and win my case in court without the support and help of my paralegals before the trial...
Likewise my manuscript could never be a book on the shelf without the support and help of my editor, publisher, etc.
Yet the person at B&N... or the juror in the courtroom...
They only see me and the finished product.
They don't see all those helping hands that GOT ME THERE.
I wondered, if I needed others to help get me where I need to go professionally...
did I also need them to bridge the gap personally?
A "support team" for success is a universal necessity.
Whether it's a coach or cheerleader, or just connecting with others who share the same GOALS...
It really does take a village.
Having a COMMUNITY changed everything for me.
Yes, always having a plan in place: knowing what I was going to eat and when (and cooking my meals ahead) was KEY in avoiding temptation...
but a SUPPORT SYSTEM was my true saving grace.
I love our member community!!
But even if you can't join us, or even if you don't want to, promise me you'll find your own accountabilibuddy.
Find your peeps!!
SO YOU’RE NOT DOING IT ALONE.
Get off the island of one, even if it's only through virtual friends.
Whatever your goal is, you'll get there faster with helping hands.