What's Next

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As an old guy with a fused ankle reflecting on the completion of my second half marathon, I can honestly say there is satisfaction in completing a goal. It was a long 13.1 miles and I admit most people walk faster than I run, but that’s ok. Slow is better than not moving. I am proud of the goal I achieved. I hope you are ending your year positive about what you have accomplished both in your business and personal life.
 

Many have followed my running journey and life change through SuccessFit4Life! blog posts. Getting more active came with the encouragement of people I have met through Runners Lane in my community, as well as people within our industry.

Relationships are a natural part of our business lives. But there is a lot we often don’t know about our business friends. We may have no clue they are athletes; running, biking and doing challenging events like Warrior Dash, Ragnar, Spartan or Tough Mudder to name a few. A goal of SuccessFit4Life! is to encourage people on their wellness journey…wherever they want to go.

I’ve had the privilege of doing video interviews with several in our industry who lead active lifestyles. Here’s an interview with industry veteran Christopher Duffy about his involvement with Spartan challenges and how being active has impacted his life.

Click here for the video.

Setting goals in our business and personal lives is important. When I committed to accomplishing the goal of doing a half marathon, it came with being diligent in working towards accomplishing this goal. I followed the training schedule that was laid out by Flo Mina from Runners Lane who leads our running group. Some did the full marathon and others did the half or 5K. Those who did the training accomplished their goal.

After the race, Team Runners Lane took over a room at a local restaurant for our traditional dinner to celebrate our accomplishments. Flo Mina who leads our running group talked about our next goal. What???  Our next goal! I was feeling the pain from what I just accomplished. I couldn’t think about the next goal! But she was right. We need to have the next goal in place pretty quickly so we don’t lose momentum.

The beautiful part of SuccessFit4Life! is that we all can encourage each other to accomplish our wellness goals which also tie to our personal and professional goals.

In addition to encouraging people to take control of their health, the SuccessFit4Life! WELLNESS PROGRAM and SuccessFit4Life! EVENTS create sales opportunities in the hot health market. As we look ahead at what’s next in our business-building plan, you may want to consider offering these innovative sales and relationship building programs to your clients. If you would like to be among the first to offer this, contact us for details.

So, what’s next? For me one goal I have is to stay healthy, so I can keep moving. My next business goals are also coming together and like training for the half marathon, I will be diligent in sticking to a schedule to accomplishing those.

My commentaries reflect my personal life journey. While I’m hardly an expert on the topic of goals, there are many savvy business leaders who can speak with wisdom on goals. In closing, here are a few thoughts from them.

“Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment.” Jim Rohn

“Successful people maintain a positive focus in life no matter what is going on around them. They stay focused on their past successes rather than their past failures, and on the next action steps they need to take to get them closer to the fulfillment of their goals rather than all the other distractions that life presents to them.” Jack Canfield

“We are the creative force of our life, and through our own decisions rather than our conditions, if we carefully learn to do certain things, we can accomplish those goals.” Stephen Covey

“What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.” Zig Ziglar

What goals do you have? Do you have a plan to achieve those goals? What’s next for you? The choice is yours!

© 2016 Jeff Solomon, MAS

Comments

Congrats

Jeff, congratulations on your accomplishments. I've followed your journey and it is an inspiration to me.

This is a though provoking

This is a though provoking piece. We do need to have goals. I think many of us are just sort of burnt out. The industry is changing and my goal setting for business is changing. I have started to walk more, so from a health standpoint, I'm going to try to be more active.

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