QOD-203: Are you making excuses for why you're overweight?

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If you really want to do something, you’ll find a way. If you don’t, you’ll find an excuse.
~~ Jim Rohn

The truth hurts, but it’s still the truth. This is a quote from one of my best friends, Bud Malmstrom. What Jim Rohn says here is the truth!

How bad do you want it? My last guest at the end of 2015 was Amanda Bayerle. She and her husband, Nickolas recently started their podcast, How Bad Do You Want It? It’s a great podcast that talks to people that had dreams, goals and desires and they did what it took to achieve them.

Do you have what it takes to get the goals and dreams you set? Will you DO what it takes to find a way to achieve your dreams?

I often talk to a lot of people about the goals they set. I listen to a lot of people that want to do something. More often than not, most of the people I speak to about their goals they find a lot of reasons for why they can’t achieve them. They just don’t have time. They don’t have money to start the business they want. Their family doesn’t support them. It takes too much time to be successful.

Do you make these types of excuses?  When I tell people that I get up at 4 a.m. to go to the gym or to start working on my podcast, they look at me weird and say, ”

“Whoa, that’s way too early for me. I can’t get up that early.”

When I tell them I stay up until 10 – 10:30 at night, or that I spend my Saturday and Sundays working on my podcast, they ask,

“How can you do that?”

What they don’t understand is I want to be a podcaster. This is the method I have to share my message. I want to be a paid motivational speaker. I want to help people achieve their goals and dreams. Since I do have a full-time job, too, I have to FIND the time to do what I want to do. If it means I have to get up earlier or stay up later, or spend weekends working on creating my shows, then I do.

They just don’t understand. But they don’t need to. It’s not for them. If you want something bad enough, you will find a way.  Check out the last Quote of The Day, qod202, where I talk about people that don’t understand.

I have a lot of friends and mentors that have succeeded because they did what they needed to do to get there. They didn’t make excuses for not being able to do it.

If you want something, find the way to get it. Do what it takes, do what you need to do.

Go Out Today and Do What You Need To Do To Get What You Want


Thank you for listening to Goal Getting Quote of the Day. This is the last of Season 1.  We will be starting Season 2 of Goal Getting Podcast in the next episode.  I am going to be focusing on specific topics throughout Season 2. We will start with one of my top goals for this year. I am Working On Wellness in my own life. If you’ve been listening, I have Type 2 Diabetes. I became diabetic because of bad decisions I made in my life as I worked on other goals.

I didn’t take care of myself when I was working on my career goals. I worked hard, traveled and spent a lot of time on the road. I was very successful at achieving my career goals. However, in doing so, I ate poorly, didn’t exercise enough and eventually ballooned in weight to 296 pounds AND developed Type 2 Diabetes.

I know there are a lot of you that have done the same thing. We concentrate on our goals, our careers and forget to take care of ourselves.

The good news is I started working on my weight. I went to work for a Bakery and wore a 4X smock when I started. 2 years later I had dropped 3 sizes down to a 1 X.  How  did you do that working at a Bakery people ask me. Keep listening to Goal Getting Podcast and learn how I lost 60 pounds working in a bakery.

After I left the bakery, I moved to San Francisco, again working on my career. I gained 15 pounds within a year. With a new career and more money, I went back to some old habits.  I decided to enter a weight loss contest at work. It was a 16 week contest and I wanted to win. I didn’t win. I took second, but I did lose 40 pounds in 16 weeks. How did you lose 40 pounds in 16 weeks you ask.

Listen to Goal Getting Podcast Season 2 to learn how you can lose 40 pounds in 20 Weeks. I’ll give you about 4 more weeks to do it.

After losing that weight, I let old habits slip back in and now I am back on track to not just lose weight. That will be a byproduct of my true goal I have set for this year.

What is my goal for this year? Listen to Season 2, Episode 1 to learn The What, The How and The Why of my Work On Wellness Goal for this year.


Goal Achievement Success System

I want to help you get the goals you set and make this year the best year ever for you. Do you want to achieve your goals? Do you want to walk your own path and go where no one has ever been before? Does your subconscious mind play goalie for the other team, blocking your goals and dreams? You can change your mind and make it play for your team.

I’ve put together my Goal Achievement Success System to help you do that. The Mental Bank Program is a major part of this system.

I discuss the Mental Bank Concept in these three episodes:

Episode 34 – Is This What You Struggle With?

Episode 35  – Is Your Mind Killing Your Dreams? 6 Steps to Stop It Now.

Episode 36 – Success Is Not An Accident – Take That To The Bank!

Using the Mental Bank Program and the 3 Keys to Successful Goal Setting and you will have the best year of your life. You will change your subconscious mind into the Goal Getting Machine is was designed to be.

Subconscious Mind - Critical Mind Filter -- Change Beliefs

Pick up your copy of the Mental Bank Ledger we discuss in Episode 36 to use to reset your Subconscious Mind to work for your team. Get your copy at

GoalGettingPodcast.com/mbl .

The Mental Bank Ledger along with the lessons taught in Goal Getting Podcast Episodes 34, 35 and 36 will help you Get The Goals You Set.

Contact me if you have questions after listening to these 3 Episodes, 34, 35 and 36 and ask for help.


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