Here are a few of our favorite Big Ideas + Other Cool Stuff from Week 2 of Shawn Phillip's 6-week course Strength for Life.
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Shawn Phillips is an Integral Philosopher of body, mind & LIFE; Sports Nutrition Exec (formerly EAS); Best-selling author of Strength for Life, FITLifestyle, and 6-Pack ABS.
Shawn, as with any alchemist, is as intent on helping you create your freedom from the constraints of fitness plans as he is on helping you get in fantastic shape, enjoy abundant energy, and maintain a lean, strong physique.
This inside-out approach makes Strength for LIFE a program for life.
Here are a few of our favorite Big Ideas from Week 2 - Crystal Clear Inspiration!
Big Idea #1: Visions vs Goals
"By creating your vision and setting specific goals to get you there, you take the power of the transformation process far beyond the physical realm- not just to increase the effectiveness of your work outs but also your ability to excel in life. Your vision empowers your training, and your training empowers your vision." -Shawn Phillips
How do you set a vision? There needs to be a distinction between a visions and goals. To reach for a vision instead of a goal is too far of a reach- reach for the goal, one grasp at a time! A goal needs to have enough grasp and enough energy to help you stretch and move however, but that does not include the entire vision in one grab.
A great practice is to create a one-year vision.
Spend twenty-minutes crafting a feeling of what you want your life to look like- just let it flow.
From this you will craft a more specific goal piece. The forms are below in the homework section to assist you in your creation.
Look at your vision and find the five most compelling elements to you- the ones that give you the most energy. What brings your vision to life?
Ask yourself, and journal: What's going to be the impact of committing to your visions and goals? How will this transformation serve those around me?
Big Idea #2: Transform Vision into Goals
Goals- ways to create defined measures of outcome, they are feedback mechanisms.
Begin to look at how far you have moved forward instead of how much further you to go. Example: "I have lost 5lbs!" instead of "I still have 45lbs to lose."
Set four ambitious but realistic goals in alignment with your vision:
2 physical goals- body transforming.
2 inner strength goals- internally (mentally, emotionally) transforming.
Are you willing to take on the process?!
Big Idea #3: How to Bring Goals To Life
Progress made is progress measured! Measuring is how you're measuring FORWARD!
Begin a weekly tracking process; take your goals, and measure where you're at with them every week. Tracking every week helps you stay accountable, and helps you stay alive... not the defeat of it!
Other Cool Stuff:
Click here to take Part 2 of "The Contract"
Have your Visions and/or Goals ready to share in class next week!
Here is some goodness straight from Shawn's Book "Strength For Life" just for you! Enjoy!
Wisdom for this week:
"From the beginning, what I was connecting with in the gym was a universal energy source. I would just feel it flowing. Even when I was twenty years old, I called the gym my church. When I was there, it wasn’t about being social; it was about doing my practice. I was in it. I was in the zone." -Shawn Phillips
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We hope you enjoyed and see you in Week 3!
-The en*theos Team