I hope you had an amazing weekend.
It is Monday and I was trying to think about
what I could write to you today that would
have a profound impact on your life.
Here is what I came up with…
A couple weeks ago I got to meet
and spend time with one of the people
I most admire.
That person was Jack Canfield author of
Chicken Soup For The Soul.
I was sitting in the front row and there were
about 150 people in the room. He asked a
“Who wants to come up here and cluck into
my microphone while flapping your arms?”
Nobody went up.
He said, “For $20 who wants to come up here
and cluck into my microphone?”
There was one woman who came running up
and started doing it. Everyone laughed and she
Jack asked for people to raise their hands if they
would do it for $100. More raised their hands.
Then $500 and even more. Once he got to about
$10,000 pretty much everyone had their hand
The moral of the story… Everyone has a “clucking
That is, everyone has a monetary or pleasure driven
amount in their head that they would need in order
to do something they deemed as embarrassing, dumb,
uncomfortable, or hard.
So how does this pertain to you?
I have been getting quite a few emails from people
who have been making excuses why they can’t get
in shape or get started in making healthier choices.
It seems the motivation to look good for summer
has worn off.
Many have been struggling with their eating and
saying things like, “unhealthy food is just everywhere,
I can’t help it.”
Everyone has a clucking point…
If I said to you, if you do 5 workouts this week I will
give you $100,000 dollars.
Would you do it?
I bet most of you would.
So why can’t you do it when there is no money on the
It is because you don’t have enough leverage to want
In order to change negative habits and behaviors you
need to create a strong reason WHY you need to change
or WHY your current beliefs and habits will hurt you.
Just remember that if you HAD to, you could do almost
You are capable of greatness, you have to just
want it bad enough.
I hope that helped someone.