BOOK CLUB - DAY 12: "Rain or Shine" We must create Systems | Keto Mom
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"You don't rise to the level of your goals, you fall to the level of your systems". Do you have systems in place to get up in the morning, to get your workout in, to read and be mindful, to be thankful. Do you have systems in place as far as setting your goals, your goals would be "I want to be healthy". But what are the systems in place to be healthy. I think it's super powerful and we need to help create systems, I want to help you create systems.
Points to Ponder:
01:52 Create Systems
02:23 You don't rise to the level of your goals, you fall to the level of your systems
03:22 Systems in place
03:55 If you fail to plan, you plan to fail
04:31 The power of love
04:37 Cows Kill
05:27 Some people don't want you to succeed
05:55 Love your family, choose your peer group
06:39 If nobody's talking behind your back, you're doing nothing with your life
07:10 Motivational Secrets Revealed
08:28 A predominant thought
08:59 The key is action
10:03 I'm not lucky, I'm blessed
10:14 Try something, you do it, you fail, and then you repeat
Full Episode Transcript
Hey everybody! Welcome to the Keto Mom page. Can you believe it? I went through my book, and I got up this morning, I worked out, I arm wrestled my daughter, if you watched the stories this morning, you saw that I beat her. But for some reason in my head, I thought I already did the live, and I had somebody messaged me a little while ago, and she was like, are you going to talk about "Rain or Shine" today?. I thought I already did, but clearly I didn't. So I'm about to dive into our last day of a virtual event that I have been going through, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday. I've had the opportunity to learn and listen to some doctors and scientists for the last three days, all about Ketones, and it has been an incredible virtual event. I'm loving it, so I don't have long because I need to go listen, it's gonna start super soon. But I wanted to go through these three chapters.
So where are you tuning in from and How was your day? I was joking with my girls, it feels like it's Friday. Everyday feels like Friday to us, because we work from home, we homeschool, but I don't know what it was but it feels like Friday, and it's Wednesday. So how are you doing today and how are you doing on your goals? So one of the doctors talked yesterday, and he was incredible, I'll have to share his name. But something that he said when he was talking about people's goals and talking about people wanting to feel better, and their overall health.
He said "People need to stop envisioning goals right away, or to stop going here's my goals, here's my goals and then dreaming of their goals". He goes "They need to create systems". And I was like, "Yes! systems!". That's what we talk about in this book right here "Atomic Habits" by James Clear. We're going through this book ("Rain or Shine" by Scott Alexander) right now and we've already got our book planned for June. I'll figure out what we're going to do for July, but this book ("Atomic Habits) talks about "You don't rise to the level of your goals". This is what the doctor talked about last night, "You don't rise to the level of your goals, you fall to the level of your systems". And he said in the overall, I don't know who does the stats and who does all of these surveys, but he said it's about eighteen percent of people, I think it was like globally, are actually healthy. Eighteen percent! Maybe it was just the United States, but I don't think it was, I'm gonna have to relook at that. But it was a crazy shocking number of how many people are truly on the insides, incredibly healthy. That means a lot of us have some work to do.
So he (the doctor) talked about the power of systems., it's not this author (James Clear), it just reminded me of this book. Because in the "Atomic Habits" book, he (James Clear), talks about creating systems. And he says you don't rise to the level of your goals, you fall to the level of your systems.
Do you have systems in place to get up in the morning, to get your workout in, to read and be mindful, to be thankful. Do you have systems in place as far as setting your goals, your goals would be "I want to be healthy". But what are the systems in place to be healthy...
Do you pack your lunch before you go to work, do you have your groceries, did you do your planning this last weekend? Did you do your planning in the weekends and do you prepare it for this week? "If you fail to plan, you plan to fail"... So we're going to be diving into some systems because I think it's super important. We will be looking for that at the end of this week and diving into next week.
I think it's super powerful and we need to help create systems, I want to help you create systems.
So with that, I'm all fired up. Okay, I'm gonna go learn here super soon, but in the "Rain or Shine" book that we're going through this month, we're on chapters thirty seven, thirty eight and thirty nine. Thirty seven, he talks about the power of love and it was a super simple chapter.
Chapter thirty eight, he talks about "Cows Kill". So if you've been reading the book with us, you know that he talks about rhinos and cows. Rhinos charge ahead after goals, they probably have systems in place to go after their goals. Rhinos have thick skin, and if somebody says they can't do it, they don't care because rhinos are going to go after it while cows are going to wallow in each other poop. A cow sits in the pasture, and just sits there, so don't be a cow. He says, "There are lots of negative people out there who don't want to see you succeed"... Has anybody been there before, you've been trying to eat healthy, you've been trying to do better and somebody comes in and says "You can't do that, why are you doing that?", "Oh, just eat the doughnut, who cares", "Enjoy your night with us, you can go back to doing that on Monday"... Some people don't want you to succeed, because when you succeed, it makes them feel bad for not going after their goals. Which makes them feel bad about themselves, they're inwardly looking at themselves and they go, "I'm gonna have to do better and I don't want to, so I'm going to drag you down"....
"They are cows. Avoid the cows, success is hard enough without having whiners affecting your life".
I agree, have you guys ever heard this phrase "Love your family, choose your peer group". Our CEO says this a lot
"Love your family but choose your peer group". You are like the top five people you hang around, whether you like it or not.
And if you don't think so look at the top five people that you are around, and then check on all of your habits and your goals, how you act, how you respond and the life you live. You might find there's a lot of similarities, and if you don't like it, then you might have to change your peer group. Some people don't like that but I think it's true.
All right, he says "Don't worry about what your friends think. If no one is talking behind your back, you are doing nothing with your life"... I loved that! If nobody's talking behind your back, you're doing nothing with your life. If those co workers at your job aren't going, "Do you see her, she brought her bag lunch", "Oh, she's trying to eat healthy", "Oh, don't go bring the donut over to Sarah, she can't eat the donut, she's healthy", "Hey, she's healthy that's great", "Oh, I saw her at the gym, she can't have the pizza today"... I just think it's funny, but it's pretty true.
And then the last chapter, he talks about "Motivational Secrets Revealed". He said, "Here is how it is really done".... he talks about how a motivational speaker wants to sell all of their things, all of their books, all of their records, they know who to go after, they know who is excited and inspired. And their goal is to sell all their things.
He says "All successful people have a desire rolling around in their brains, which is their predominant thought". He said all he has to do as a motivational speaker is go after those people that have one predominant thought. He goes as a motivational speaker, or I guess even myself, I would say that you can speak to thousands of people, which I am blessed and get to do, whether it's online or actually in person. And you can see the people, they get it, by the way that they ask questions and the actions that they take.
A motivational speaker is there to do a couple things, they know who's going to be a part of the group and want to learn everything but they're just going to sit there the rest of their life and never take action. Versus the person that is motivated, regardless of what that speaker says, regardless of what I say to you, you've got that one desire.
He says a predominant thought that consumes you throughout your day, you are going to take the action, whether I tell you or not.
It is what it is... It's great to be motivated, it's great to be inspired, it's great to have the desire, it's great to have the goals. But if you want something bad enough, you're going to go get it regardless if I help you do it or not. Most of the people maybe not on here, but sit back and watch and learn and be educated, don't actually take the actions that somebody puts in place for them. The key is action, the key is stepping out even when you're afraid. Or you're nervous that you don't think you can do it or you want it to be perfect, but it's not perfect. Taking the action and going after what you want. We need to create systems and put it in place so that you can reach your goals. We are going to be talking about that tomorrow, I need to go back over and look through my habits book, I just thought it was great.
He says, "The key to success is you try, you fail, you repeat until it magically happens". And he says "magically happens"... I don't believe in magic, I don't even believe in luck but I believe in hard work, consistency and patience.
So my when somebody says "Oh, you're so lucky", I go "Oh no. I'm so sorry. I don't believe in luck. I believe in being blessed. I believe in hard work. I believe in consistency over time of sticking to something you will see and you will reap the seeds and the harvest of hard work". I'm not lucky, I'm blessed. I am blessed and so are you.
You are blessed by putting in the hard work, you are blessed by taking action on your health, you are blessed by taking that desire in you, and taking what you know and putting it into play.
The key to success is you try something, you do it, you fail, and then you repeat. And the more you try, the less you fail, just keep going. Eventually the more tries will become more successful dues, then you'll have lesser failures and then you're going to feel incredible. So I think this book is great, I love the shortness and how straight to the point it is, I hope you're loving it. We'll dive into another book in June, you can join us go grab the book off Amazon, it's called "Miracle Morning" by Hal Elrod . Otherwise continue to tune in to the page and I'm here to help support and guide you. We are going to be diving into systems these next couple of lives, so stay tuned.
I hope you have an incredible day and we'll talk to you soon.
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