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IYCA Specialist: Is Your OB-GYN Also A Dentist?

 

 

IYCA is about creating specialists

There are a lot of reasons someone may feel proud of themselves.

 

But I’m not going to bother listing them all right now.

 

I want to cut right to the chase.

 

I did it.

 

You did it.

 

We did it together.

 

We’re making ‘them’ stand up and take notice.

 

We’re forcing them to respond to us and what we have to say.

 

We didn’t ask for their input, but we forced them into taking action.

 

The fitness world is about to embark on something very interesting.

 

The ‘youth fitness’ craze is about to take over and organizations are
going to start having a ‘mission statement’ and ‘solutions’ approach
to the matter.

 

Good.

 

It’s about time.

 

,h3>But there’s two things you have to remember about the IYCA –

 

1) Youth is our ONLY concern. We’re not a buffet. We don’t offer all
things to all people. You wouldn’t go to the OB-GYN if they also
happened to be a Dentist. Specializing means you know that topics
better than anybody else and can provide the correct kind of information
to actually get things done.

 

2) We’re you-centered and Member-driven. Family first. We care about
your successes and achievements more than anyone else. If you don’t
feel that, odds are you’re not paying attention.

 

Case in point….

 

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Points to Success as a youth fitness specialist

O.K… So here they are….

 

Point 1

 

As a youth fitness specialist, Follow Principles not Values

 

I take this from the work of Stephen Covey in the 8th Habit.

 

We too often measure our success by the ‘values’ of a situation.

 

How much weight did we lose

 

How much money do we make

 

How many ‘A’ grades did we get on our report card

 

These are the items that most of us chase, but they are superficial and seldom

give us depth or a sincere appreciation for life.

 

Rather than following or pursuing the ‘values’ in life, go after the principles of

a situation.

 

What makes you feel good?

 

Whatever it is, do that.

 

Money will come.

 

Pounds will drop.

 

Good grades will happen.

 

All we have to do is pursue our desires with conviction.

 

The secondary factors I mentioned above will come on their own…

 

 

Point 2

 

Sawubona

 

This is a Zulu word that technically means ‘hello’.

 

But it has a much deeper meaning than that.

 

The literal translation is ‘I See You’ and is used as a formal greeting when

seeing friends or family.

 

And I love the concept.

 

We are so loose with language in our society.

 

Think about what you say when you pass a friend along the street…

 

Hey

 

What’s Up

 

How You Doing

 

Informal. Lacking passion. Do you even really care about what the answer is?

 

Sawubona is a word I’ve come to embrace as having a deeper meaning.

 

“I See You”

 

I’m paying attention.

 

My focus in on you.

 

I find that very powerful.

 

But here’s the real point of that word as far as I’m concerned.

 

I’ve learned to say it to myself.

 

Do you really know that person you see when looking in the mirror each morning?

 

Have you truly connected with yourself and understand who you are, where your

passions lie and what you want in life?

 

Give it a try sometime…

 

 

Point 3

 

Don’t Think – Create Habits

 

Thoughts don’t become things.

 

They don’t translate into tangibility unless they are converted.

 

Powerful thoughts or images you may have for yourself or your life will only

become real if you start creating daily habits around making them so.

 

This is one of the major limitations people have in our society.

 

They imagine and ‘dream’ of large scale things for themselves, but keep them

as nothing more than thoughts.

 

If you truly want to live your dreams, than start creating daily habits around making

them so.

 

This will change your life forever…

 

So those are my own personal success habits.

 

What do you think?

 

Leave your comments below….