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The Power of Potential

Potential, noun; “The latent qualities or abilities that may be developed and lead to future success or usefulness.”

You have this. Everyone has this.

Potential is the easiest, most powerful starting point. It’s your opportunity to achieve any goal and obtain any dream. But, do you believe in your potential?running up stairs

Oprah Winfrey says: “You become what you believe.”

More often than not, our lack of belief in ourselves and our abilities is what holds us back. For goodness sake, give yourself more credit! I see so many women reluctant to go outside their comfort zone and try new things or hold back on fighting for what they believe because they focus too much on their weaknesses instead of working from their strengths.

Once you have a strong belief in yourself, the next step is to take ownership. Potential can only turn into success if we choose to take action. Don’t be concerned about being great or being better than someone else, just focus on being your best. Tony Horton taught me long ago that showing up is better than skipping out. I’m 51 years old, and believe me, there are many days that I want to skip my workout, but when I heed Tony’s advice and choose to strap on my sneakers and have no expectations about the outcome, I always feel better than before I started. Every good choice, even if it’s a small one, happening moment after moment and day after day adds up to building an amazing human being.

Finally, I strongly believe that passion and potential go hand-in-hand. If you care about something deeply, you can achieve it. Why does the underdog win the game? How does a 3rd round pick become the starter? How does the “C” student become the CEO of a successful company?  Answer: deep-rooted, unwavering, passion.

In summary: stop wasting your potential. Decide what you want and GO AFTER IT today.

Do you ACCEPT your life or do you LEAD your life?

This past weekend I attended a motivational workshop at the Omega Institute in Rhinebeck, NY with Tony Horton, creator of P90X and the new 22 Minute Hardcorps fitness programs.omega_2016

Have you ever attended a personal development workshop? If you haven’t, I suggest you do. It provides a wonderful opportunity to re-focus on personal goals and re-energize yourself to achieve them.

If I could sum up the learning lesson from this workshop: be proactive. Don’t allow life to come to you. Go after life and create your own memorable moments.

Now, I’ve had periods in my life when I’ve been pro-active and truly feel like I’m leading my life, but I’ve also had moments when I’ve just been accepting of my life. I’ve gone day-to-day hoping that something amazing would happen, that I’d catch a break or two and hope that life would serve me.

Instead of approaching each day going through the motions, take a different approach. Say to yourself: “Today, I’m going to make my day. I’m going to create great relationships. I’m going to build on trust.” Take control of the things you can control and lead it instead of letting it lead you. Brian Tracy said: “The turning point in life is when you discover you are responsible for it. It won’t get better unless you do something.”

So, even if you don’t have the time or money to attend a seminar like the one I attended, spend 15-30 minutes a day learing, growing yourself, improving yourself and whatever goals or desires you have will be achieved.

Here is a FREE opportunity to get re-charged:

LIVE WEBINAR WITH TONY HORTON- TOMORROW NIGHT, JUNE 30TH 8:30 pm EST/5:30 pm PST.  Only open to my team of customers and coaches and their customers.  Send me an email: kit@tonyhortonlife.com for log in access information.

Valentine’s Day, Love and Community

“Law is nothing other than a certain ordinance of reason for the common good, promulgated by the person who has the care of the community.”– Thomas Aquinasfitness community

Ah, Valentine’s Day. We love it when there is someone special in our lives. We hate it when there isn’t. Sure, being in love is important, but what about being part of something bigger to fulfill our human need of belonging? Being part of a positive community is so valuable because it provides us with a sense of cohesiveness among a group of people. As I sit here on a 14 degree day in New England, I see it withering away. Our society is moving at a faster and more detached rate due to technology, busy schedules and the frequency with which we change jobs and location. Throw in a winter season with colder temperatures and piles of snow and we become isolated in our homes, which begets a greater sense of loneliness and depression.

One example where I’ve seen the positive impact of community, people supporting and interacting positively with others who share a vested interest, is in the health and fitness challenge groups I’ve lead and been part of over the last 10 years. Changing bad habits and staying consistent with better ones is tough. Let’s face it, temptation is all around us, we all have stress in our lives and God didn’t intend for us to be perfect. It takes a village of people, coming together with common struggles, common goals and a willingness to remain open-minded and caring to change lives for the better.

Those of us that have been part of these groups would admit that we ALL struggle. We’re all tempted to skip our workouts and eat poorly and we’ve made countless mistakes. Those of us that have had more good days than bad would also attribute the people in these groups as the main reason they stay on track or bounce right back when they falter. It’s these people who inspire, motivate, empathize and help us be honest with ourselves that have helped us reach milestones to become happier, healthy humans.

Over the past 6 weeks I’ve been honored to be part of a special group. I was asked to be part of a test group for Tony Horton’s new program; 22 Minute Hardcorps. I am participating among a group of health and fitness Coaches. You’d think we wouldn’t need each other, that we’ve got this health and fitness thing wired, that we all came into it in great shape already. Wrong! It’s been oddly comforting to see that the other Coaches in this group share the same struggles as me. They want to dive into the foods they love, they are finding the workouts tough, they’ve cheated here and there…they are not perfect.

But here’s the thing: we’re all in it…together. We all have a common goal: to go through these 8 weeks following the program the best we can. We are cheering one another on, sharing our struggles, sharing our wins, leveraging our own unique strengths and celebrating each other.

Let’s face it, a strong community, whether it’s a fitness community, neighborhood, town or city benefits the individual, the community and the greater society. Our team is more positive and focused and feeds into every part of our lives. People of all ages who feel a sense of belonging tend to lead happier and healthier lives.

I would LOVE it if you’d like to be part of our next group, starting March 14th. The stronger the group, the more powerful we will be. We’ll be doing Tony’s new program, 22 Minute Hardcorps and you’ll not only have the benefit of a great community, I will provide my own personal experience with the program as an added means of support. I’m excited to try it all over again with a NEW group.

CLICK HERE to join.

Want to be part of a PRIVATE video conference with me and Tony Horton on Tuesday, February 16th at 9 pm EST? Write me at kjcaldicott@gmail.com.

Healthy Heretics

Back by popular demand…The people in my current Team Thrive Motivation and Accountability Group have inspired this week’s blog. This is a private group, write me if you’d like to join.

There’s a movement going on, did you hear about it? People all over the country are cleaning out their pantries and refrigerators, ridding them of hydrogenated oils, white flour, sugar, and hormone injected foods. They are eating more fruits, vegetables, whole grains and plain ol’ whole foods. These same people are making a commitment to exercise for 30 minutes to an hour a day 4, 5 and even 6 days a week! Who are these heretics? What do they think they’re going to accomplish with this bizarre behavior?

These people are reading the statistics and don’t want to end up like one. They want to be able to run around a playground with their kids, see the day their grandchildren are born, and add value to society. They do it because:

  • 12 states now have obesity rates above 30% (4 years ago there was only one)
  • 20 years ago no state had obesity levels above 15% (today 38 states have obesity levels over 25%)
  • Regionally, the highest obesity levels are in the South (9 of 10 states with highest obesity rates)
  • In 1995 only 4 states had diabetes rates above 6%. Today 43 states have diabetes rates over 7%
  • Adult obesity rates for African Americans are over 40% in 15 states, greater 35% in 35 states and  greater than 30% in 43 states
  • Adult obesity rates for Latin Americans are above 35% in 4 states and over 30% in 23 states
  • Adult obesity rates for Caucasians are over 30% in 4 states (Kentucky, Mississippi, Tennessee, and West Virginia)
  • 33% of adults who did not graduate from high school are obese, compared to 21.5% who graduated from college

These same people have found a company called Beachbody. Beachbody’s mission: Help People Live Healthy and Fulfilling Lives. Sounds pretty good. Who doesn’t want to live a healthy and fulfilling life? So, you know what they do next? They go to this company and get challenging and fun fitness DVDs like P90X3, 10-Minute Trainer, P90, The 21 Day Fix and PiYo. They are becoming disciples of this funny, fit and passionate guy called Tony Horton. They replace one meal a day with one that provides over 70 different fruits and vegetables in one serving. A yummy drink called Shakeology. So effective that this shake is being written up in “O” Magazine and Bloomberg BusinessWeek.

I think you should take heed. These heretics are growing in number they are going to cause a major uprising. They are going to feel so good and so healthy that they just may dominate the depressed, obese and unhappy among us all. It’s up to you to decide: join em’ or beat em’. If you choose to beat them I suggest your “bear arms.” Arm yourselves with your 20 oz Sluppies, Big Macs, buffalo wings and cheesy bread. Set your DVRs and watch all the reality TV you can find. Fluff up the pillows on the couch and get comfortable because this fight will be huge.

Or you can ask yourself this one simple question: How was my day? Are you feeling stuck with the way things are instead of starting to make changes to make your life what it could be, what you imagine it to be? If that’s you, write me and ask me how you can get started. If that’s you become a heretic and get angry. We’ve got a 21 Day Challenge starting next week. Is that the amount of time it takes to change a bad habit? The only thing holding you back from becoming the kind of person who changes things is this: lack of Faith. Faith that you can do it. Faith that it’s worth doing. Good people like you are stepping forward with faith and completely changing their lives for the better.