I think it’s a fairly safe bet that everyone reading this will either have or will have had a job.
And for at least some part of that job, there’ll be a particular way of doing things.
What essentially is set of instructions you’ve been given to follow to achieve a desired outcome.
It might be how to work a bit of equipment to get it to do what you want.
How to structure and manage your staff to get them to do things right.
Maybe how to write some computer coding to get it to do something specific.
A process of taking orders, tracking inventory, dealing with customers, etc.
You get the idea.
Let’s say you were writing the code.
And you just decided to do it a different way on occasion.
5 days out of 7 you wrote it as per the instructions.
The other 2 you just kinda did your own thing.
And, consequently, it just didn’t work.
The boss would have a chat, no?
You kept doing it despite being told not to?
Sacking time I’d assume.
Whatever your job, imagine you just did it wrong sometimes on purpose.
What would happen?
Struggling to get it right is one thing – that’s a training issue (if you, or a friend, want to find out how we ‘train’ our ninjas to get it right, the find-our-more meeting is tonight – myrise.co.uk/briefing-meeting).
Deliberately doing it wrong sometimes?
Now we know that healthy eating and exercise isn’t quite the same as a job.
We know there’s a lot more complicated factors that go into it.
But the more you can simplify it in your head, the easier the process will be.
Imagine your life is your job.
The desired outcome is the healthier (and possibly slimmer, fitter, etc) you.
You’re given a series of things to do that will lead to that desired outcome.
Eating healthily 95%+ of the time.
Exercise properly 3+ times per week.
If you go outside of those numbers you won’t get the desired outcome.
Simple as that.
Now, you’re not getting paid, of course.
Not in money anyway.
The currency you’re rewarded with for this job is:
- Living longer
- Feeling better about yourself
- Enjoying life more
Better than cash, no?
View your life and health more like you view your job, it all becomes a lot easier.
Jon ‘Jobsworth’ Hall and Matt ‘Job Lot’ Nicholson