Dr. Rumeet Billan, a distinguished presenter and friend of canfitpro, shared in her 2022 canfitpro webinar that connection is a powerful source of motivation that human beings innately desire. Now, the focus of Dr. Billan’s webinar was on connection and belonging between individuals within our communities, but I would like to add that it is also important for us that maintaining connections with our WHY/ Purpose, Vision, and Goals is essential to achieving success. CONNECTION is the focus of this third installment of my January blog series. This month I am focused on showing you my top tips and tools for S.U.C.C.E.S.S. and how they connect to increase your level of personal development in 2023 and beyond.

While I will be the first to say it is great to set bold and ambitious goals for yourself, I must also add that goals and/or resolutions do not lead to success unless you have a course of action. This relates back to your WHY. Knowing WHY and the Way will appear and “the way” corresponds to a course of action. A course of action is a logical sequence of steps that are going to connect and take you to your go. Following your course of action will lead you to success. My 15-minute MO’rning success routine, which you can download here, provides a great course of action. Use the worksheet I have created as a tool to start your day and prime you for success.

Many of us don’t recognize the connection between our bodies, our environments, our lifestyles, and our daily habits. For instance, let’s look at our nutrition. Do you realize how the foods you choose to fuel yourself connect to your course of action and how you take action? Take a moment to think about what you eat and how it makes you feel and affects your energy. We can’t just think about nutrition as carbohydrates, protein, and fat. The foods you eat influence MO’re than just your metabolism. Food influences your mood and your mindset for S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Eating nutrient-dense foods will profoundly support your energy levels, mood, and mindset throughout the day, which can have profound implications to help you carry out your course of action day after day until you reach your goal.

On a personal note, I have learned over the years how important it is for me to manage thyroid health. I made the connection between my thyroid health and energy level and found that particular approaches I took with my nutritional practices helped my energy and mood. Making these connections and planning a course of action keeps me from being a victim of thyroid fatigue. If you would like to learn more, I’m going to be hosting this session I invite you to join me for a session at the upcoming canfitpro Nutrition event called “Holistic and Nutritional Approach to Thyroid Health” with Dr. Zarrin at 3:45 pm – 5:00 pm on Friday, March 3. Learn more about the canfitpro ASPIRES Nutrition event here.

Figuring out your course of action is when you move from knowing WHY to figuring out your HOW. Your WHY makes you unique, but don’t keep it to yourself. Take the courage you found in part 1 and part 2 of this series, and courageously share your WHY with others to inspire your peers within your community and help to make the world a better place. It is HOW you do what you do to realize your WHY, by following that course of action you set for yourself, that brings your WHY to life and can help you shine in your life and career. Industry trends act in the same way -providing guidance and insights on how to plan your approach to go with your business and career. If you are a fitness professional, canfitpro’s Fitness Trends Reports can show you HOW to put your WHY into action. Trends reports are a helpful tool to anticipate how you can set goals and create a course of action for the new year. Even if you are not a certified fitness professional (yet!). This report is still very informative and useful for fitness consumers and enthusiasts who want to know what is what and, what is best to focus on this year so I encourage you to download the report here. Briefly, the top 5 trends correspond to the following themes: functional fitness, active aging adult programs, group fitness freestyle classes, upskilling, and active recovery. Check out the full report to find out the rest of the trends and see how you can make connections between trends to make your course of action even stronger!

Looking forward to sharing with you my final blog post of this series next week and an extra special gift to help you remain even more MO’tivated and ready to achieve success this year!

Enjoy the journey my friends and look for part 4 of this blog series HERE!