I see so many high achieving men in their 40s and 50s who have everything dialled in career wise and are successful, but who haven’t managed to transfer that success to their physicality.
The waist line has got bigger, the belt is let out a few notches, the thought of the beach becomes a little more uncomfortable each summer…
Yet it’s not only the way you look, but how you feel, and all too often with the above there’s a spiralling sense of a lack of energy, falling motivation, of just wanting to get home and flop on the sofa and do nothing all weekend.
I get it, I really do. Juggling life means you have time constraints and everything seems more important than putting yourself first.
Tip one – give yourself permission to prioritise yourself – if you don’t step to the plate and start operating for your own highest good – well, no one is going to do it for you, and that’s only going to end one way.
Tip two – check in with yourself and see if your ego could be blocking you take action. Our sub-conscious loves to keep us in the familiar, so when the ego perceives a threat of you taking action to change your state, it might come up with something like…
“I already know how to do this, when I feel ready I’ll just get down to the action of it and sort it out myself.”
“I already know that.” Is one of the most dangerous sentences around. You are closing off from potentially learning something new and expanding your experience.
Here’s the thing, you may already know it, sure, but are you applying it?
Knowing and doing are two very different things. I can read a book on how to fly a plane, but sitting in a cockpit would be a very different ball game. I’d certainly want a pilot with me.
For example, in our 40s and 50s are physiology is different to how it was in our 20s and 30s. We can’t expect the same things we did then to get in shape to work now like they did then. We need to work in line with our hormones, gear our nutrition differently.
So what you know, might not be right.
Even if what you know is right, why aren’t you at the results place now?
Because you’re not applying it, and sometimes we all need a hand.
When I’m stuck on something I seek out a coach to guide and support me, and I always learn something new.
Aside from the learning it’s also about the accountability – having someone by your side that is not only breaking down what you need to be doing, but has your back and is guiding you throw the process and cheering you on.
So, be honest, if you’re not where you want to be physically, emotionally, energetically…
Are you going to let your ego keep you trapped there, or step forward and start making the changes to a more optimal lifestyle?