Archive for the ‘Personal Development’ Category

Do you Suffer from Depression??

Thursday, July 5th, 2012

Hey all,

Hope your training is going well? The numbers at Boot Camp have been great even during these cold mornings! Keep up the great work!

Newsflash: Tough Mudder Training this Saturday at the track (finally ready to go)!!

Where: 306 Avonley Road
Majura
Time: 9.30am
Cost: $15 for Succeed Members ($20 non members)

Great little article to read if you get a chance guys on depression??

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Find the Motivation

Friday, June 22nd, 2012

Motivation is really what drives us to do anything in this world. No matter what we do, whether it be getting off the couch to fix a sandwich, or volunteering your time to read to children, there’s a motivating factor behind your decision. The difficulty with motivation is that it’s not always easy to pinpoint from where it springs.

If you’re having trouble motivating yourself to workout regularly through conventional methods, try thinking outside the box. What motivates you to accomplish other tasks? Is it your partner? Your parents? Your children? What’s worked and what hasn’t when it comes to getting you going? Consider a different line of thinking and the many ways in which working out would not only have a positive effect on your life, but on the lives of the others around you as well.

Still, it’s OK to do things for oneself as well. Perhaps much of your motivation lies in making money, or being seen as important and influential, and if so that’s fine. Don’t shy away from the real factors that influence your decisions, instead, embrace them, and determine how working out and being of sound body and mind can help you reach your goals.

One of the biggest reasons that leads to people either quickly giving up on their workout plans, or never getting started to begin with, is that they simply don’t believe they will see any results. This concept that only certain ‘lucky’ people, or those with specific metabolisms will see the benefits of working out, is a complete misconception.

Absolutely anyone can and will see the positive benefits of working out when they’ve put a solid plan into place, and follow through with it. There is no luck or random factors involved, whether you’re working out to lose weight, build lean muscle, increase your endurance, etc. A proper workout plan, coupled with the proper diet for your metabolism will lead to sure-fire results.

With the right motivation and a positive, yet realistic outlook, you’ll be side-stepping the common pitfalls that derail many a person’s workout goals. Once the results start coming in, they should be motivation enough to keep you going, regardless of any potential changes in your initial motivating factor(s).

Scott

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Move Forward or Regress

Thursday, September 9th, 2010

I started doing spin at Club Lime Tuggeranong gym last year. If you’ve ever done stationary cycling you know how gruelling it can be. It’s a deep pain and extremely exhausting (for anyway).

 That little bike can dish out quite a punch. It is a great workout.

It’s been over a year now. I’ve been cycling once per week to get into better shape. It’s worked!

When I first started cycling I used to hate climbing. Climbing is when you crank up your gear shift (resistance) on the bike. You crank it so you literally have to jump out of your seat to hammer down those pedals and keep moving.

It takes every ounce of energy and effort to keep moving forward. It tests your will and your mind. Walking down a set of steps after this work out is not an option. Welcome to the climb.

I almost fell off the bike once when climbing. It was my fourth week cycling and we were running a climbing circuit. The circuit went like this: Stand up and climb for 5 seconds, down for 10 seconds, up for 5 and down for 10, and so on and so forth. As I was going up and down on one of those cycles I was spinning too fast and lost my footing – and almost lost the bike too!

Yesterday I was climbing again. When the music started and we were about to climb, I got excited!

All I could see was this massive mountain in front of me (visualisation is a wonderful thing).

As I was climbing I was thinking about every challenge that has ever come my way. I was thinking about every obstacle that has ever been in my path. I was thinking about every time I’ve ever gotten knocked down and how I got back up.

The mountain is a metaphor for all these things. Now, when I start a climb I think to myself,

“You’re mine! I’m gonna eat you up!” mountain

And you know what, that’s what happens when I leave the gym. Every time I face a new challenge, an obstacle or get knocked down, I think of the climb. I realize that there are only two options – go back where I came from or love the climb.

To the top!

Scott

The Motivation to Train

Monday, July 26th, 2010

Find the Motivation That Will Lead You to  Fitness Success

A blog post by yours truly Scott Williams

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Motivation is really what drives us to do anything in this world. No matter what we do, whether it be getting off the couch to fix a sandwich, or volunteering your time to read to children, there’s a motivating factor behind your decision. The difficulty with motivation is that it’s not always easy to pinpoint from where it springs.

If you’re having trouble motivating yourself to workout regularly through conventional methods, try thinking outside the box. What motivates you to accomplish other tasks? Is it your partner? Your parents? Your children? What’s worked and what hasn’t when it comes to getting you going? Consider a different line of thinking and the many ways in which working out would not only have a positive effect on your life, but on the lives of the others around you as well.

Still, it’s OK to do things for oneself as well. Perhaps much of your motivation lies in making money, or being seen as important and influential, and if so that’s fine. Don’t shy away from the real factors that influence your decisions, instead, embrace them, and determine how working out and being of sound body and mind can help you reach your goals.

One of the biggest reasons that leads to people either quickly giving up on their workout plans, or never getting started to begin with, is that they simply don’t believe they will see any results. This concept that only certain ‘lucky’ people, or those with specific metabolisms will see the benefits of working out, is a complete misconception.

Absolutely anyone can and will see the positive benefits of working out when they’ve put a solid plan into place, and follow through with it. There is no luck or random factors involved, whether you’re working out to lose weight, build lean muscle, increase your endurance, etc. A proper workout plan, coupled with the proper diet for your metabolism will lead to sure-fire results.

With the right motivation and a positive, yet realistic outlook, you’ll be side-stepping the common pitfalls that derail many a person’s workout goals. Once the results start coming in, they should be motivation enough to keep you going, regardless of any potential changes in your initial motivating factor(s).

If you need any help at all with your fitness endeavours here in the Canberra area, don’t hesitate to contact the Succeed team. We would be more than happy to help out.

Have an awesome day,

Scott

What do you Want?

Monday, March 22nd, 2010

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Most people don’t get what they want in life because they don’t know what they want. They may have a vague idea, but they can’t articulate clearly what true success means for them. In fact, when I ask people what they want, nine times out of ten they tell me what they don’t want. They say things like:

     

    • “Well, I don’t want to be broke anymore.”
    • “I don’t want all this credit card debt.”
    • “I don’t wanna argue with my husband.”
    • “I sure don’t wanna be fat.”

    Those are good answers to the question, “What don’t you want?” But I’d asked them, “What do you want?”

    There’s a big difference between knowing what you don’t want, and knowing what you do want. That distinction is going to be the key to your success.

    If you’re thinking about what you don’t want, that’s what will show up in your life. What we think about, we bring about. So if you think consistently about what you don’t want, then that’s what will manifest in your world.

    Another thing that people do in response to the question, “What do you want?” is to tell me not what they want, but what they think they can get. This can also limit your results for two reasons. First, it may set your standard very low and put in motion a pattern of negative thinking. Second, it may not be what you really want, so there’s no passion in the dream!

    The human spirit will not invest itself in mediocrity, and you need that human spirit to achieve what you want. Your goal should be so exciting that you have butterflies in your stomach! That’s how you unlock the power of the mind and put it to work for you!

    Scott Williams

    Australian Fitness Expert

    Visualising is the key!!

    Monday, March 8th, 2010

    What is it that separates the highly successful individual from the average or even successful individual? Why is it that one person seems to achieve extraordinary results on a consistent basis and another, with nearly the same training, hits and misses their accomplishments?

    The success technique to which I am referring is visualisation. I guarantee that “visualising your results is the key to realizing your results.” Visualising is one of the most important techniques you will ever learn and one that is utilized by all high performers.

    Visualising is your key to success for two reasons: Your mind thinks in pictures and images; Your unconscious mind drives your behavior. visualisation

    Your unconscious mind doesn’t know the difference between something that is real and something vividly imagined. Whatever picture (goal) you consistently think about will drive your actions to create that exact picture. When you continually see yourself in possession of your goal, your unconscious mind will move you into actions that align with the mental image you hold.

    Here’s a quick visualisation overview to assure your goal achievement:

    1. Create a clear mental picture. You must associate a picture to your goal. You should picture yourself in your vision, rather than watching yourself achieve your goal. This “fine point” separates the masters from the masses. You must create a picture that is so real you believe you already have achieved your success.
    2. You must “experience” your vision. You must be in your picture, looking through your own eyes… seeing, hearing and feeling everything as if you have already achieved your goal. You must create the emotion of the moment in your own body.
    3. Visualise your goal at every opportunity. Bring up your mental picture while waiting at a stop light, when you’re on a break, before your next meeting. The more frequently you plant your picture into your unconscious mind, the more rapidly you will begin to realize increased results in your life.
    4. Visualise first thing in the morning and last thing at night. The best time to visualise is in the morning right after you wake up and just before you go to sleep. These are the times when your unconscious mind is most open to influence. When your conscious mind relaxes, your unconscious becomes very receptive to your thoughts, dreams and ideas–particularly ideas with high emotion.

    So make a commitment right now to create your picture of achieving your goal. All great masters have taught that we become what we constantly think about.

    For me, I personally believe that a basic meditation C.D is the best way to sit and relax and visualise. Head to your local music or go to itunes to purchase. If you are in Canberra I would head to the Heirophant at the Griffith Shops for a huge range of C.D’s to choose from.

    Scott Williams

    CEO, Managing Director

    Succeed Personal Development

    A Question of Balance

    Monday, February 1st, 2010

    A post about your balance in life, family, fitness, business 

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    At times, everyone’s life will be out of balance.

    In order to realise our goals some sacrifice will be necessary. To me, balance is best explained as a centre point to which we keep returning from bouts of relaxation or pressure. It’s like the grey area from which we deliberately choose to step away or step back into.

    When we play tennis we react to the ball best when we’re at centre court. Sometimes we throw ourselves at the net, sometimes we chase the ball to the side, but at all times we’re aware of how exposed we are and our need to get back to centre court – our balance point.

    Perfect balance is a state of non-movement. Life’s too fluid and dynamic for this state to be maintained for long periods. If we want to get ahead in life, then in almost anything, it requires work, effort and a personal stretch.

    The answer lies in knowing how to relax, and how to push when required. We also need to recognise the state we’re in at any given moment, and then make a conscious decision to maintain or alter that state. Is it time to relax or, go for it?

    If you choose to push it then, support your decision by:

    1. Not missing an exercise workout. A workout will burn off excess stress and leave you calm and rational.
    2. Always eat breakfast. This sends a message to your body that all is OK and prevents the body from wanting to store bodyfat.
    3. Discuss with your family the period of time you’ll be out of balance and the reason you’ve made this choice.

    If you choose to relax then, support this decision by:

    1. Leaving your briefcase at work – don’t take it home the night you intend to relax.
    2. Take your watch off …you’ll soon get out of time.
    3. Eat lunch away from work stimulants such as the computer screen.

    Know the cost of deciding to go for it, or to back off. And, take responsibility for that decision.

     Balance is a destination never arrived at. Its knowing that its your choice to maintain or reject your current state that’s important.

    Scott Willams

    Succeed Personal Training, Canberra

    Things to Remember in 2010

    Tuesday, January 5th, 2010

    24 Things To Always Remember

    by: Author Unknown

     Your presence is a present to the world.

    You are unique and one of a kind.

    Your life can be what you want it to be.

    Take the days just one at a time.

     Count your blessings, not your troubles.

    You will make it through whatever comes along.

    Within you are so many answers.

    Understand, have courage, be strong.

     Do not put limits on yourself.

    So many dreams are waiting to be realized.

    Decisions are too important to leave to chance.

    Reach for your peak, your goal and you prize.

     Nothing wastes more energy than worrying.

    The longer one carries a problem the heavier it gets.

    Do not take things too seriously.

    Live a life of serenity, not a life of regrets.

     Remember that a little love goes a long way.

    Remember that a lot … goes forever.

    Remember that friendship is a wise investment.

    Life’s treasures are people together.

     Realize that it is never too late.

    Do ordinary things in an extraordinary way.

    Have heart and hope and happiness.

    Take the time to wish upon a star.

     AND DO NOT EVER FORGET, FOR EVEN A DAY, HOW VERY SPECIAL YOU ARE !

    Why People Fail at Fat Loss

    Thursday, December 10th, 2009

    Why is it that most people really know what they want, but just refuse to go after it?? too-hard-fat-loss

    The starting point for everybody and the number 1 reason where most people fall down is:

    • 1. most people procrastinate, are lazy, and have a poor mental attitude about what they BELIEVE they can actually achieve.
    • 2. reason for failure at fat loss & achieving their dream body is most people have ineffective training routines

    3. poor dietary habits.

     The reason I put beliefs in front of the actual details of training/nutrition for weight loss is because your brain and your mental status is the true starting point for success in anything.

     This involves:

    * BELIEVING that you CAN actually achieve it

    * DECIDING exactly what you want (how you want your body to look, how lean you want to be, how much confidence you want to feel, how much energy you want, etc)

    * Making sure you actually have a BURNING DESIRE for what you want to achieve

    * Setting/documenting EXACT GOALS for what you want to achieve ( body, ideal weight)

    * VISUALIZING and “feeling” what you want to achieve

    * Taking massive action NOW to start achieving (no procrastination)

     In order to be successful at anything, excuses must be thrown out the window… there is no such thing as bad genetics, no such thing as “not enough time”, no such thing as “it’s just too hard”… no excuses at all for not achieving what you desire.

     This is the stuff nobody ever wants to talk about, but this is more important to get right first before ever dealing with the “details” about workouts and how to eat for fat loss or any goal.

     You must learn to work from the inside out. If you cannot change the inside then the outside desire will not appear.

     If you want to get your mindset straight, and also set yourself on the right path with the “details” of your workouts and dietary strategies, then we can help you.

     Simply send us an email and we will assist you down the right path, but remember you have to want to do it and be willing to change.

     Scott Williams

    AustralianFitness Expert

    History of NLP

    Tuesday, October 13th, 2009

    HISTORY OF NLP

    Neuro Linguistic Programming is a hybrid science that was developed in the late 1960’s and early 1970’s by computer scientist, Richard Bandler, and linguist, John Grinder.

    From the combined perspectives of their respective sciences, they began a study of three therapists. The therapists were producing excellent results, transforming their client’s ways of thinking, feeling and behaving. They modelled Family therapist, Virginia Satir, Gestalt therapist, Fritz Perls and hypnotherapist, Milton Erickson, who legitimised hypnotherapy as a healing treatment modality accepted by the A.M.A. (American Medical Association).

    Bandler and Grinder were looking to discover exactly what transpired in the minds and bodies of patients at the moment change occurred. They asked what specifically caused the change and how they cold replicate it more quickly and efficiently, without years of therapy.

    In addition, Bandler and Grinder examined what was occurring in the minds and behaviours of the therapists who achieved such great successes with their patients. Bandler and Grinder wanted to describe the steps of the therapeutic process itself to teach others step by step how to achieve the exact same result in less time.

     The techniques Bandler and Grinder developed by modelling Satir, Perls and Erickson are so concise and effective that the behavioural changes that used to take years now can occur within a matter of hours or minutes. In the decades since its inception NLP has proven a reliable and fast way for people to gain control of their minds and therefore there results.

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