I was at a chamber meeting last night, chatting with Rebecca, a local photographer.
I told her I was thinking about getting back into karate, since there’s a new club starting just down the road, and my wife and I know the founders. We go back.
Way back to when I originally was into karate, achieving my brown belt before quitting in favor of cardio kickboxing (which folded 4 years ago :(…). My wife had achieved her black belt.
Getting into karate at age 59, well, maybe it’s a good idea, maybe not. What is good is joining a club, paying the monthly dues, and feeling that sense of “accountability” that seems to push us when we make some form of formal commitment.
What is also attractive is the fact that many of the classes are described as “low impact”.
My joints are sore. I can’t abuse them anymore, but I do need to keep working out.
Rebecca tells me she has a fitness coach. And it works. No coach, no workout essentially.
Accountability is a powerful force. We can’t really depend on ourselves to get things done, can we?
Having an external, outside force making us hyper aware of our goals, adds so much more to our motivation.
The same applies to coaching. Sometimes we delude ourselves. But with a coach, they can push us beyond our limits and they can call us out on our BS.
We tweak, adjust, maybe change up our goals. Clarity through honesty.
This is good. Sometimes painful, but good.
It’s what happens when you add that extra dimension of accountability to your life and your goals.
But you gotta show up. Even JUST showing up counts. Doesn’t matter if you sit at the back of the class. Showing up is 80%. Maybe more….
Tonight, at 9:00PM EST I’ll be hosting our last marketing mastermind meeting of the year. We’ll be going over:
*goal setting strategies and techniques to get you on the right footing for 2018
*some marketing from my studio from this fall
*some marketing strategies and principles from other members who have been crushing it
*general all around butt kicking…..JOIN US!
NOBs photosuccess members, login, GO HERE and register for this life changing event. As usual, the replay will be placed in the forum. Not AS good as being there live, but still good.
Yours in success and in photography,