A Fitness Business Mindset Post from Chris McCombs
I wanna talk about something that’s more important than any client-getting tactic, marketing strategy or sales funnel… and I’d love to get your thoughts on this in the comment section below.
In fact, without this, all that won’t do a whole lot for you… it’ll do ya SOME good, but probably only 10 or 20 percent of what it could.
Basically, there’s a few things I stay away from talking about on my blog… like politics, religion and some of the real dark stuff I experienced and witnessed back in my twenties… I’ve seen stuff that could be straight out of a Scorsese flick… and I’m not talking about Kundun.
But I don’t get into that stuff cause I don’t wanna isolate my audience… and nothing will divide people more than religion or politics… not that I don’t have my own opinions, but they’re best kept to myself… especially since usually they’re not the most popular of opinions… and sharing them could definitely hurt my income level.
And regarding all the dark stuff… sure I can talk about selling weed in my past… and if someone wants judge me for that… cool, they’re simply not my target audience… but I stay miles away from any of the real negative and serious consequences that happened in my circle of close friends… as that stuff would bum people out… it would fascinate a few but freak out the rest… it was like stuff right out of a movie… and let’s just put it this way… not everyone likes Scorsese flicks… in fact some people find them downright disturbing.
I also USUALLY stay away from talking about some of the woo woo stuff I’m into… things like affirmations, visualizations, the power of the subconscious and some of the more far out things that’ve had a profound impact on my life.
Well, I guess it’s cause I only have to time to do so many blog posts, and you can learn about that stuff in books like Napoleon Hill’s classic ‘Think and Grow Rich’ … or from famous Christian philosopher James Allen in the great “As a Man Thinketh”… or from the DVD “The Secret”… or Wayne Dyer on PBS… or Tony Robbins… or in a million other places these days…. be it on a level of self-help, spirituality, science, philosophy, psychology, WHATEVER.
The stuff is everywhere… in fact, the film The Secret was HUGE, especially once it got on Oprah… and I even liked it myself… a lot… but IMO it pretty much left out two VERY important things… taking action and helping others… and what happened is you had a bunch of non-action takers sitting around trying to feel good about what they wanted in life, without doin’ a damn thing about it… I think most of em’ needed a Godsmack of action right upside the head… too bad they never got it… nor did most of em’ get what they wanted in life
Now, probably 50 plus percent of my friends are in the six-figure income level and another 40 percent in the seven-figure income level, I’m literally surrounded by “success minded” positive people so often, that I forget that most people don’t practice this any of this mindset stuff.
I’m a huge fan of direct response marketing, but if you’ve got negative feeling tied to money and your own self-worth, you’ll most likely sabotage the living hell outta your business so bad that all the direct response mojo in the world couldn’t save your ass.
I used to be a super negative thinker… I mean I stressed and worried about everything… but I realized when I got sober about ten years ago I needed to change my perception of myself and the world around if I wanted to get better results in life and not live in friggin misery and metal slavery… and then back when I was about 35 ( I’m 40 now) I REALLY stepped it up… and the payoff on ALL levels has been MASSIVE.
Lemme quickly share a little story about what some of this “woo woo” mindset stuff has done for me…
About four or five years ago I pictured what I wanted my life to look like… mentally, emotionally, spiritually, financially, physically and relationship wise… I mean I would actually sit there and picture it in my head… and feel like it was already true, and then I would open myself up for life the kinda lead the way and show me what actions to take.
I would picture the happy wife… the happy kids… the giant house… the sports car… the Harley… the toys… the 355 pound strict BB rows for reps… the veins splattered on my arms… being connected with the top internet marketers in the world… the part time hours… the freedom… the automated income… an ease of being… having the world most awesome customers… having AMAZING people working for me… influencing tens of thousands of people in a positive way using the internet… and on and on.
I would sit there and picture it and feel it as if it were real… and my goal was it for all to be real by the time I turned 40
Well guess what, it all came true… all of it.
Everything is EXACTLY how I pictured it… and some of it.. like the veins, the sports car and the house all came true within a MONTH of turning 40.
I hit the nail on the head… I’m living in what I saw in my head… it’s like I uploaded the program and it went to work and made it happen.
Now, I do gotta admit, I got WAY into this mindset stuff. Reading tons of books, affirmations, visualizations, writing out goals… the whole deal…. I’m pretty OCD so I either do shit or I don’t… no in between… if I was on heroin, it would be a curse, but since these days I’m into weight lifting and internet marketing, it’s a gift.
So, everything that I saw came true.
But here’s the weird part…
Most of these affirmations and visualizations I only spent about a year on… I actually haven’t practiced it in probably three years… but since then it almost like my brain has been COMPLETELY rewired for success, peace and happiness.. now I’m admit, I’m not always full of joy and have yet to see a single butterfly fly outta my ass… but I’d say I’m an extremely reasonably happy person.
Do I get agitated? … sure
Do things piss me off? … once in a while
Are there people I don’t like? … plenty of em’
Sometimes would I rather settle a problem with my fists instead of my words? … well YEAH???
Do I think people who love everything and everyone are weird? … yep.. they creep me out big time… like the Stepford Wives or something
Do I still watch violent movies and tv shows and crank angry gangsta rap and death metal? … FUCK YEAH… and I wouldn’t have it any other way.
But somehow it’s like my brain doesn’t stress out much anymore… and I rarely worry about anything or focus on negative shit for too long before hopping back in alignment with my purpose.
And as for the economy… the quickest way for me to exit a conversation is to hear someone complain about the economy… fuckin’ do something or shut up… do not complain or use the economy as an excuse for failure… in fact, I NEVER think about THE economy… only MY economy… and guess what, it’s always good, so I think about it a lot
Now like I said I rarely talk about this stuff in my blog, cuz well, when I comes to building a successful fitness business I have no doubt I’m the best person in the world to teach the most powerful aspects of sales, marketing, automating and client-getting that there are… you want to get a TON of clients and build a fitness business that pretty much runs on auto-pilot then I’m your guy.
HOWEVER, when it comes to the mindset stuff, there are teachers dead and alive that put me to shame when it comes to teaching that stuff… if you want to learn how to get your head right, seek out guys like Napoleon Hill, James Allen ( As a Man Thinketh ), Bob Proctor, Maxwell Maltz, John Assaraf, Tony Robbins and a ton of others… some might be too woo woo for you, and others might be too “motivational”… and some might not fit in with your current spiritual or religious beliefs… no worries, you can find people teaching this stuff from all kinds of backgrounds and in all kinds of different styles... be it science, self-help, wealth attraction, spirituality, philosophy, spirituality whatever… and they’re all basic saying the same thing, just with their own twist…. find the teacher, teachings and practices that resonate with you and get to work.
The bottom line is you get what you focus on and see, but DO NOT forget to take action and help others, I’ve met a ton of broke and lonely people into positive thinking and mindset, who never took action.
Focus on what you want and feel good about it just like it’s already come true, take MASSIVE action, help others, and never, ever, ever give up.
Do that, and it’s gonna be so cool to see how much ass in this life you’re gonna kick
And like I said above, I’d love to hear your comments or experiences in the comment section below, but before you leave a comment, check this out…
Ya know how I said I have the coolest customers in the world?
Well it’s true, and without you I wouldn’t have even a fraction of the success I have today.