Monday, August 31, 2009

What? So What? Now What?

Lots of people are now starting to ask me what the heck is "The 365"? How did you come up with it? What has it done for you? Why are you doing this? How does it work? All good questions so I thought today I would answer a few of them.

Let's start with the WHAT? "The 365" is a year long commitment to 4 things in your life that you want to focus on. This can be your golf game, your finances, your health, your relationships, whatever? It's your Life and your "The 365". Let's expand on this a bit.

"The 365" is a framework which individuals adapt and custom design based on their own specific goals and objectives. It is a self directed blueprint for achieving personal success on the individuals own terms. "The 365" is easily adaptable for businesses, couples, families and groups wanting to achieve greatness in their lives. "The 365" at its core is an individual committing to 4 things that they will follow through with for 365 days. As I have said before, my own "The 365" is 1)Not drinking any alcohol 2) Not eating any junk food 3) Not eating after 8:30pm 4)Exercising 5 times a week.

Like any other "program, training system, course etc", "The 365" is a process and it consists of steps, strategies and learning's that guide you to its completion. What is singularly unique about "The 365" however is its time commitment. It is 365 days. No more, no less. The commitment is fixed, the variables are not. It is up to you to craft your own specific "The 365" plan and adapt it to your life challenges, goals and directions. I can help anyone do this and the viral and community aspect of "The 365 Effect" will also help in this process.

So what the heck does this mean?

OK, you have a basic understanding of what "The 365" is but what does this mean to you? Chances are that if you are reading this blog you either know me, have been referred to it by someone who knows me or even better yet the word is spreading and Viola...viral success has been achieved. If you are reading this then it is most likely because the thought of making some changes in your life is appealing to you. You are probably in a place in your life where some type of change will be good. You may not know what that change is, but you're "feeling" like it has to happen or at least are "open" to exploring what this change could be.

This is what "The 365" can mean to you. This is the "So What". Here is your chance to explore, question and pinpoint areas in your life that you are willing to direct a years worth of time into. Simple right?

NOW WHAT? - It is all good and easy to say all this stuff but without some sort of plan, support system, knowledge base and guidance it is all for naught. So here's the "Now What".

First off pat yourself of the back for getting this far. I am serious. We all spend way to much time recognizing the achievements of others rather than giving props to ourselves now and then. So when I say give yourself a pat on the back I mean acknowledge yourself for getting this far. Look at your life a little bit and instead of looking at all the negatives, take a little while to look at the positives. You may have not won a Nobel Peace Prize but I am 100% sure that somewhere in your past you have inspired, delighted or made another persons life better by the way you have interacted with them. You have achieved "Greatness" in one way, shape or form. It is the degrees in which we measure these successes where people get all messed up. I want you to acknowledge the fact that a simple act of kindness can mean more to someone that any global or financial achievement that the "Media" may deem noteworthy. So once you have stopped patting yourself on the back the next step will be to start figuring out what 4 things you might entertain committing to for an entire year. The 4 Commitments are a foundation of "The 365" effect. Start small and work big. Look at all areas of your life and try to pick 4 things which at this point in time are the 4 commitments you want to follow through with for 365 days.

Lots to think about... As always I welcome any comments and thoughts. If you are finding "The 365" interesting pass me on a note and pass on this blog to others. Get "The 365 Effect" out there.

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