Community Support! It’s Vital!
Hopefully you know by now that you’ll automatically see a direct correlation between your body (along with other rewards in life) and the people you spend your time with.
The way I see it, there are 4 types of people in this world:
– Those who divide your life…
– Those who subtract from your life…
– Those who add to your life and…
– Those who help you multiply your efforts in life…
That’s why I recommend you make a conscious decision to spend your time with like-minded positive people who share similar goals.
Community support is what it’s all about.
If you do, your fat loss and your life will eventually flourish.
A perfect example is the picture below.
Over thirty like-minded, motivated fitness industry veterans gathered together to build deep relationships, hold each other accountable, and help each other grow.
Left to Right: Adam Steer, Craig Ballantyne, Me, Dr. K, Joel Marion, Mike Geary, Josh Bezoni,
Vince Delmonte, Mike Westerdal, Dr. Charlie Livingston, Dan Long, Brett Hall, John Rowley
…and the most important people of all…our “better” halves.
It’s truly amazing what happens when you get out of your comfort zone and gather with other people who share similar dreams and goals.
I can honestly say that all the people in this picture have remarkably similar goals in their lives…
…To help each other (and as many other people across the world as possible) learn, grow, maximize their potential, and achieve optimal health.
That’s why it’s so important to BE PART OF A COMMUNITY.
Or, at the very least, have some type of social, community support.
This is a key ingredient to achieving your dreams, goals, and desires.
Trust me on this. You can’t go it alone!
I know for a fact.
I tried to go it alone for 3 LONG years with Get Lean In 12, and guess what?
I FAILED – miserably.
Until I made the decision to get out of my comfort zone and engage myself in a community I went nowhere.
Then I finally built a few key relationships in my life, hired a coach, and got the right social support.
Sure enough – I’ve been fortunate enough to reach more people this year alone than the last 5 years combined.
Like is said. Powerful stuff.
And I don’t share any of this to impress you, but to impress UPON you the positive impact it can have on your body and life.
You should know by now that I’m nobody special. I’m just like you.
Bottom line: If I can do it, you can do it. ANYBODY can do it.
And the Bible clearly reveals it as well:
“Two are better than one,
because together they can work more effectively.
If one of them fall down,
the other can help him up…
Two people can resist an attack
that would defeat one person alone.
A rope made of three cords is hard to break.”
Whether you’re a believer or not, this is basic common sense.
I never thought in a million years I’d be so lucky to have the support of these awesome individuals and now many of them have become my best friends in the world.
But it just goes to show you what happens when you get involved with a community on a weekly basis.
Although every single one of us in the picture above lives in different parts of the world, we still communicate daily with each other to make sure we’re not falling off track.
So if you’re struggling staying consistent with your health, or ANY area of your life, I bet this is probably THE biggest contributing factor.
I highly recommend that you focus on building the right relationships in your life and you’ll be blown away by what happens when you’re surrounded by the right people.
It could be a high intensity body sculpting class where you meet with friends and get pushed out of your comfort zone.
It could be a fitness boot camp or a small group from church.
In fact, my wife Karen just left to go to a body toning class where she meets with friends 3 or 4 times a week.
You could even form your own team where you hold each other accountable to certain goals and behaviors.
That’s why many of us in the picture above have formed a small men’s group on Google groups where we hold each other accountable.
It’s called Fit Pro Christian Mastermind and our goal is to serve others, positively change as many lives as we can, and leave an earthly legacy that makes God smile.
We openly and honestly share our struggles, our failures, and hold each other accountable to becoming better people.
We lift each other up when we’re feeling down and we pat each other on the back when we do right.
We’re a band of brothers and we do “life” together.
And let me tell you…it feels awesome to have this kind of support.
I truly believe, with all my heart, that if you just ignore social support or being part of community you could be wasting half your potential in life.
It’s not a maybe offer…it’s a guarantee.
THIS is how you can spread your wings and fly.
It really is as simple as this…
You’re either regressing or growing – nothing stands
still. So get busy living with the right people (right community support)…or get busy dying with the wrong people.
Just like so many others…I’m living proof.
Your friend and coach,
Shaun “you become who you hang out with” Hadsall
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