You’ll hear from a lot of people that if you want to succeed at something you need to cut out all of the bad. This may be in your business, your personal life, or even in your health.
In reality, that’s not always the easiest thing to do. How many times have you had your heart broken and find yourself going through your ex’s Instagram posts to see what they are doing?
Sure, it would be nice to cut it out – but for some reason you just can’t.
The key is not to subtract these things from your life, but to add more positive things. When you do this, you won’t have the time to let bad things into your life.
To dive deeper into this subject, I wanted to bring you back an older episode from Natalie Jill.
Natalie is an inspiration to everyone. She wasn’t born with a lot of money, and at one point, she lost everything she had worked for. Since then she’s gained it all back and more.
She sat down and gave insights on how she is able to continually build on her success and how anyone can achieve their goals.
So learn how you can make your dreams come true through abundance instead of deprivation on Episode 666.
Lewis Howes: This is 5-Minute Friday!!
Welcome, everyone, to this special episode of The School of Greatness Podcast, with a dear friend of mine, Natalie Jill. Now, for those who don’t know who Natalie is, she’s a licensed masters sports nutritionist and functional fitness trainer.
And she has leveraged the power of the internet to be able to help hundreds of thousands of people worldwide get in shape and be their best selves. She left a very successful career in corporate America to follow her passion with health and fitness and also overcome some of her own health issues that she had while working in corporate America.
And in the process she has created a globally recognised brand, with a couple million social media followers worldwide, and created an online business that’s generated over seven figures in revenue.
Natalie Jill: In fitness and nutrition I would say the same thing that I would say in business or personal life and emotional fitness. I always say that it’s better to add, than to think about taking away. So I’m not a deprivation person. I don’t like to say, “Get these things out of your life,” because as soon as we say, “Get these things out of your life! You can’t have sugar, you can’t have this,” we start thinking, “Oh, I need sugar, I need this!”
Lewis Howes: “I’m depriving myself,” yeah.
Natalie Jill: Depriving. So the more of the good you add to your life, the less room for the bad. So, when you look at diet and nutrition, I would say, “Can I add more fruits and vegetables? Can I add more water? Add more proteins? What can I add to make less room for the bad?”
I’m going to say the same thing with emotional health. If you are weak on that, where can you add more of the good to make less room for the bad? It’s very hard to say, “Get this person out of your life,” or, “Don’t do this any more!” or, “Don’t go on Instagram and look at…” That’s too tempting then.
But if you say, “You know what? I’m going to listen to some positive podcasts every day. I’m going to make sure I go walk every day, outside. I’m going to make sure I do things that feel good.”
Lewis Howes: Like, “Call my girl friends, or guy friends and have a positive conversation.”
Natalie Jill: Exactly, that creates it. So, on my phone, for instance, in the notes section, it’s nothing crazy advanced, but I have a list of names of people – and the list evolves, I add to it and sometimes I take people off – that when I talk to them, they are that contagious energy that I like. They make me feel better about what I’m doing, I get in a better mood, I know I can always count on them to help lift me up.
I have a list of those names of people that I know, just a text to them or I call them, that’s going to help me. Those are people I will do anything for, because they do that for me, too. I make it a point to have those names present.
I also, have podcasts I subscribe to, yours is top on that list!
Lewis Howes: Thank you!
Natalie Jill: But, knowing I listen to two podcasts a day, every single day. I do it, because that is good brain food, I’m surrounding myself with good information, it’s less room to just scroll feeds on…
Lewis Howes: So true! I love the way you approach this, because the idle time when we’re just not thinking about anything, or we have down time, if we’re going through a challenging time in our lives where something is stressful, or we’re going through a break-up or something, that’s just going to feed into negativity if we’re not adding in positive things. I’ve been there, I’m sure a lot of people have been there as well.
Natalie Jill: Yeah! We all have! I do like people to become their best them that’s possible, and I do believe anyone can achieve any goal they want and that’s part of the evolution, too. I want to accomplish my own goals, too, and I don’t want to just say, “Okay, I did an e-book, great!”
Anyone can do an e-book. Anyone can do it, absolutely. Can anyone publish a book and do it successfully? I don’t know, I don’t know. So I like the challenges on myself, too. But I would say the big reason is, I do want to get this out to more people.
Lewis Howes: What do you want to be known for? Like, in the next couple of years, as you’ve evolved from this woman that’s transformed her health and her life to having the things that really mean a lot to you, as opposed to the corporate, the marriage that wasn’t working. What do you want for the next couple of years after this book, to be known as, or for people to think about when they hear your name?
Natalie Jill: I don’t want to be known as anything special. I want to be known as the person that led the way to an example that they can do it, too. Because I think it doesn’t matter what someone’s goal is, I think everybody should have an opportunity to go for their goals and become their best them, and I feel, and I’ve been told, that I represent that average person.
Because, fine, somebody might look at me now and think, “Oh, she’s fit, she looks good,” whatever, but I worked really hard to get there, and I did not always look that way, or I did not always feel this way. And I love sharing my age, I love sharing struggles I’ve been through, because I want others to know that it doesn’t matter where you come from, or what you’re starting from, there is a way for you to improve and become your best you.
And so, I want to be known as that example that helped and encouraged others to do the same.
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