MAKE ADJUSTMENTSGo back over your plan. Do you see it? Are you able to feel it? When you look at your plan, is it doable? Can you manage your life and fulfill making this plan happen? Only you can answer that. “If you are at a point where maybe it’s a little overwhelming – rewrite your plan.” Remember: This is not about perfection. It’s about progress. “This is about you,” said Yalden. “This isn’t about me. This isn’t about your friends. This is about you. The workbook says 28 Days, but if it takes you two months, don’t worry about it.” Yalden wanted to let you in on a little secret. He said probably 10 percent of the people that buy this book will actually finish it. “If it takes you two months to create a plan – to have a goal and to achieve that goal – then you are better off than 90 percent of the people that buy the book with all the intentions in the world but never finish it,” he said. Do this on your own terms and at your own pace. Rewrite your plan if you need to. “If you have to go back to Day One and redo this all because now you are starting to feel it – now it’s starting to mean something to you – then stop everything and go back to Day One. When you go back, I want you to commit to doing it. And if Day One takes you two days or three days to do it – I’m OK with that.” But don’t go on to Day Two until you are sure you are ready. Maybe something happened to you yesterday and you need to refocus. Perhaps this new something is a priority. It’s OK to create a new goal. “Whatever that might be, don’t get discouraged. Don’t be disappointed,” he said. “It’s one day at a time, but every single day, focus on where you are going – not where you have been.” “It’s one day at a time – but every single day, you focus on where you are going, not where you’ve been. No matter what happens in our lives, we’re not victims. We rise up. We are victors.” Adopt a new mindset and leave anger and bitterness behind – no matter what happens – and choose gratitude instead. “I want you to start saying ‘thank you.’ Life does not happen to you. Life every day happens for you. Everything we go through, everything we encounter, every obstacle we face or every mountain we climb – whether it’s good or it’s bad – everything shapes us. Everything teaches us.” Learn from your mistakes. Reevaluate your situation daily. Take time for you. Self-care is not selfish. “If you are going to go back to Day One, I still want you to take some time today to reevaluate and reassess your situation.” Find out why Jeff Yalden is North America’s Number One Youth Motivational Speaker. Go HERE. Jeff’s speaking calendar fills up fast. To book him now for your event, organization or school now, call 800-948-9289. LISTEN to this episode of The BOOM Podcast. SUBSCRIBE to The BOOM Podcast. GRAB your copy of The BOOM 28-Day Boot Camp Workbook. ORDER Jeff’s Amazon Bestseller, BOOM! One Word to Inspire Action, Deliver Rewards, and Positively Affect Your Life Every Day. JOIN the BOOM Nation Facebook Group and share your BOOM moments with us!
SMART GoalsYour plan should be SIMPLE, MEASURABLE, ATTAINABLE, RELEVANT and TIMELY. “Have you put goals in place to achieve what you need to do? Am I making sense?” In this episode of The BOOM Podcast, Jeff talked about his friend, author and speaker Jake Ballentine, author of Your Number One Goal [Listen to their earlier conversation in Episode 4]. Ballentine had a goal to run a 5K in under 30 minutes – a SIMPLE and MEASURABLE goal. “He would run every single day and measured his success. He knew where he had to go,” Jeff said, adding that this goal was ATTAINABLE and RELEVANT. Ballentine’s “why” was stronger than his excuses, and this was also TIMELY – he had given himself a timeframe in which to accomplish this. Ballentine did it. What are your goals? What is your plan? “Put the goals in place to achieve the plan, whether it’s a three-month goal, a six-month goal, a one-year goal or a five-year goal. Have a goal in place to achieve that plan, which comes as a result of your dream.,” Yalden said. Remember: Life is not a race. Life is a journey – and we are all on our own paths. Remember: SMART Goals: “You take the dream out of your head. You put it down on paper. Now you have a plan. You re-engineer yourself as if you have already achieved it, and you work from that point backwards. You set a goal to achieve the plan. Is the goal SIMPLE? Is it MEASURABLE? Can you do it – is it ATTAINABLE? Do you feel in your heart that you can definitely do that? Is it RELEVANT? Is your ‘why’ greater than your excuses – and lastly, is it TIMELY?” Do you have a set time in which you can allocate every single day to focusing on your goal? If you haven’t done the last eleven days, go back and do it. “Get off your ass. I’m sorry if that offended you. Get off your ass and start making progress. Not perfection, but progress – and do it every single day.” Find out why Jeff Yalden is North America’s Number One Youth Motivational Speaker. Go HERE. Jeff’s speaking calendar fills up fast. To book him now for your event, organization or school now, call 800-948-9289. LISTEN to this episode of The BOOM Podcast. SUBSCRIBE to The BOOM Podcast. GRAB your copy of The BOOM 28-Day Boot Camp Workbook. ORDER Jeff’s Amazon Bestseller, BOOM! One Word to Inspire Action, Deliver Rewards, and Positively Affect Your Life Every Day. JOIN the BOOM Nation Facebook Group and share your BOOM moments with us!
DAY SIX: Create a Plan of ActionCreate a step-by-step approach for how you are going to achieve your goal. Jeff used the example of paying off a credit card. “Let’s that you have a credit card with a $6500 balance on it. It has been lingering out there for two years and you want to get rid of it. You know what? We all wish we could get rid of our debt – but for some, it’s easier than others,” he said, adding that it’s not necessarily because some people make more money than others. “I can see how that would certainly impact you being able to pay more on your credit card, but the bottom line is this: Those who put the plan into action are the ones who will achieve the results a lot sooner than those that don’t have a plan of action.” He suggested setting a SMART plan of action to get rid of this debt. “What is a simple, measurable, attainable, relatable and what is a timely goal for you to be able to accomplish this? Maybe one year is too short of a time frame. Let’s say we set it up for 18 months. Can you swing about $360 a month? If it’s important to you, you probably can,” he said. Committing to a payment plan like this, you might have to skip your visits to Dunkin Donuts or Starbucks a few times a week. You will save time and money by making your morning drink at home. “Maybe you don’t go out to eat as much, or maybe you stop ordering alcohol when you go out to eat, which takes the bill from here to – WHOA! – See what I’m saying?” What is important to you? Create a plan of attack to achieve your goal. Incentivizing the process can work wonders too. Do you want to lose 15 pounds? Jeff knows a lady who is a huge fan of Ellen DeGeneres. Her husband told her that if she lost x amount of weight in x amount of time, he would pay for her trip to see a taping of The Ellen DeGeneres Show. This proved to be a strong incentive. And she did it. For those of you who decided to pursue two or three different goals, it’s time to rethink that approach, according to Yalden. “That can be overwhelming,” he said. “Just pick one, whatever that might be. Embrace the process. Engage in the grind. I want you to spend today writing a plan of attack. I want you to engineer this process, working backwards from the end result.” What will it take for you to achieve your goal? Create your plan of action now. Find out more about Jeff Yalden by clicking HERE. LISTEN to this episode of The BOOM Podcast. SUBSCRIBE to The BOOM Podcast. GRAB your copy of The BOOM 28-Day Boot Camp Workbook. ORDER Jeff’s Amazon Bestseller, BOOM! One Word to Inspire Action, Deliver Rewards, and Positively Affect Your Life Every Day. JOIN the BOOM Nation Facebook Group and share your BOOM moments with us!
JEFF YALDEN’S 28-DAY BOOM BOOT CAMP
WEEK ONEDAY NUMBER ONE: Are You Ready to Own Your Life? Mind. Body. Spirit. Take responsibility today for everything in your life right now. Make the decision that today is the day to make this all-important decision. Today is the day. Get clear in your head that you now own every aspect of your life, warts and all. “If your dream is to lose weight, make the decision that you are finally going to commit. You are going to maybe take the bad food – the processed food – out of your cabinets. You are going to get rid of the alcohol. You are going to start an exercise program. You are going to start looking at protein and less carbs. Get rid of your diet sodas and sugary drinks.” Day number one is making the decision to commit. “Get it in your head: ‘This is what I am doing.’ You decide. That’s it. You have decided to take full responsibility.” Pick something urgent in your life that you want to tackle and that you want to change, address or overcome. Make that one decision and write it down now. DAY NUMBER TWO: Take the dream out of your head and put it all on paper. Everything. Write it all out without limits. No boundaries. “I want you to take all that stuff in your head and dump it all on paper. It doesn’t have to be neat. It doesn’t have to be organized. It’s kind of like mind mapping when you write a book. You take pen to paper and just write. We’re going to get to the details later.” DAY NUMBER THREE: Rewrite this and put it into a plan that is very speciﬁc. Be speciﬁc about what you want and the time frame. Put the plan in your phone and next to your bedside. Concentrate on no more than three goals to go after. “Where can you see your plan? Where is it written down? Can you see it in your smartphone? Can you set an alarm where it comes up every day? Is it by your bedside – where you see it when you go to bed and wake up and see it first thing?” DAY NUMBER FOUR: Contact three people to keep you accountable and give them your plan. “I want you to get in touch with three people that you trust and respect, and whose opinions you value – and I want you to share your plan with them. Ask them to keep you accountable. That’s right. I want you to put it out there to three people who are going to challenge you on your word to do what you say you are going to do.” DAY NUMBER FIVE: Read your plan out loud three times each day. Put it in the atmosphere, because once you put it out there it’s coming back to you. Believe it. Feel it. Taste it. Do this every morning, afternoon and night. “Here’s another thing: You can use pictures to help you visualize. Let’s say you want a beautiful house with awesome landscaping, and you want an in-ground pool. You are reading a magazine and see this gorgeous home with beautiful landscaping and a saltwater pool. Cut that picture out, so when you are reading your plan out loud, you are also visualizing exactly what you want. DAY NUMBER SIX: Choose to become the 3 percent and write down the steps it’ll take to reach the goal. Jeff’s friend, speaker and author Richie Contartesi has said that only 3 percent of people actually write down their goals. “Let’s say you are a freshman in high school and you want to go to college,” Yalden said. “So what you are going to do now is make good grades, pass 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th grade – graduate from high school and get accepted into college.” Another example could be that you might want a new car. “Let’s say you want a Jeep Patriot. You graduated from college and have a god, but you want to give it three years before you get this new car. What are the steps that you need to take?”The process can be putting back $100 from each paycheck so that you wind up with a nice down-payment. Simple steps can lead to an awesome result. Be specific. What color is the car? Make sure your goals are SMART: Simple, Attainable, Achievable and Realistic – and determine a reasonable time-frame to accomplish them. DAY NUMBER SEVEN: BOOM! You have to go all-in into your goals and dreams. Believe in the plan. Go over each day in week one. Make sure you have followed every step. “You can’t half-ass this,” Yalden said. “You can’t ‘kind of’ go through the motions. You can’t ‘kind of’ work your plan. Like being kind of pregnant, it doesn’t make sense. It’s like being in the pool with Helen Keller playing Marco Polo. It doesn’t make sense.” Watch this blog for the week two of Jeff Yalden’s 28-Day BOOM Boot Camp! Click HERE for more information about Jeff Yalden. SUBSCRIBE to The BOOM Podcast LISTEN to this episode of The BOOM Podcast GRAB your copy of BOOM! One Word to Inspire Action, Deliver Rewards, and Positively Affect Your Life Every Day JOIN the BOOM Nation Facebook group and share your BOOM moments.