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This is the blueprint for success Exactly how to achieve your goals

It seems like yesterday that I was a young man working in an underground coal mine, the stillness of the air only equalled by the complete darkness when I turned my cap lamp off, feeling like I was the only living soul alive in the universe. But time moved on and I needed to as well. The catwalk was calling I was sure of it. Hang on, is this a movie? (insert Zoolander reference here). Let’s try this again.

It seems like yesterday that I got my personal training qualifications and decided to have a career change, I would leave the comforts of a small country town and come to the bright lights of Sydney to make my mark on the industry with my boundless enthusiasm and desire to learn as much as I could from my peers. That time has moved on, and I’m still here, and also still learning. I opened the doors to the first F45 studio, amid the excitement that my business partners and I were entering, with a dream to have over 100 studios within Australia and a studio in over six different countries within 24 months. That time has come and gone, and those goals were met. And I’m still learning, about business, people, success and also failures.

In fact, I’ve been fortunate enough to have trained, and also learn from the upper echelon of society – those at the top of their game in sports, entertainment, finance, culture, or other areas of high accolades not seen in the public eye. And I’ve personally witnessed the good times, and horrible times these people have had to endure, the same as the average punter. The thing that I’ve noticed from these highly successful people, and then applied to my life, is the need to be specific, and accountable with your time, and then life.

I’m going to give you six basic, yet precise tasks to do, if you’re keen to break through the next level of your life, whether it’s at the gym, work, or with your partner.  Follow the blueprint and follow religiously (even if you’re a fellow atheist). The same principles apply to each area of your life. If you’re serious about this, then DO IT, and check back in with me on July 7, six months after following these tasks to record your progress (and there will be infinite amounts of progress I can assure you!).

We all have the same amount of time given to us every day, month and year. But it’s going by at an astonishing rate. We only have 525,600 minutes per year to use, and at the time of reading this, we are already down to 517,740 left in this calendar year, so it’s how we use this time that matters.

1. Be precise with your goals

I want to lose five kgs of fat and put on three kgs of muscle in the next 12 weeks is far better than just saying you want to lose the holiday bulge and tone up from New Year shenanigans. Whatever it is, be specific in its detail. Write down three specific goals you want to achieve in the next 90 days.

2. Tell somebody close to you these goals

We are far likely to achieve our goals when we tell people our goals. Why? Because suddenly, we are accountable to these thoughts. Hearing yourself say these plans empowers you to believe now in what were once thoughts, to now being spoken words that you now need to follow up on and own with your actions.

3. Write down these four questions and answer them honestly

A: What action do I need to do more of to take my life to the next level?

B: What action do I need to do less of to take my life to the next level?

C: What actions do I need to start doing to take my life to the next level?

D: What actions do I need to stop doing to take my life to the next level?

4. Sit down and write out a 90-day plan for three goals listed in task 1.

Then break that down into what needs to be done to achieve this on a weekly, fortnightly, and then monthly basis. Once you see this in front of you, the path to success will be a manicured lawn, not a harsh jungle with predators ready to pounce.

5. Exercise vigorously at least three days per week

And be active with movement every day. Your mind and body love that stuff. It’s that simple and it’s non-negotiable. If you’re unsure of what to do, then use the Bodypass link listed here to help find something that excites you.

6. Reduce TV time to less than 10 hours per week

With the average Australia watching more than 125 hours per month, or around 30 hours per week / 4.5 hours per day (according to a Nielsen report in 2014) we can empower ourselves to make better choices for our health, wealth and happiness. Have you ever noticed that the successful people are the ones being followed on social media or other channels and not wasting time watching other people live their lives? Well, now it’s time for you to do the same! Create your legacy.

How much more time are you going to let slip by without taking action? Your time has already started. Get busy.

Luke Istomin

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Luke Istomin is the co-founder of F45 Training and Australia's most in-demand celebrity trainer. His new project is www.lifeonline.com.au and is the result of Luke's passion and dedication of informing the globe the benefits of implementing some effective training and nutrition principles to help achieve higher levels of performance in all areas of your life.

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