What are you trying to escape?

I hope you had a nice, long Labor Day weekend if you’re here in the United States. If you’re one of our many international Crew members, that’s why you didn’t hear from me yesterday:)

Last Friday, Ryan (our co-founder) and I got together to do a bit of a reset with 18STRONG.

As the years have gone on and we’ve been grinding, we realized we structured a lot of what we are doing in a way that we need to escape from.

And my guess is that you may be doing the same thing.

  • Is the way you’re training unsustainable? I used to push too hard and deal with injuries that derailed me. Or would do things like jogging that I cannot stand.
  • Is the way you’re structuring your diet unsustainable? I would try to change too many things, and couldn’t wait to be done, which would ultimately erase any progress I made.
  • Is the way you’re building your career unsustainable? We fell into the trap too often of following the next “shiny object” that was the magic we were looking for, regardless of whether we enjoyed what we were doing.

So, Friday, we made a list of all of the tasks we have to do to run 18STRONG. Picked out the ones we love doing. And either deleted or put a plan to outsource the rest.

And it could not have been a more freeing exercise.

The problem is that most of us build a life we want to escape from – not that we’re ready to end it all, but we’re counting down the days until we’re done with something.

If we’re currently doing a diet we can’t wait to be done with, it’s not the right diet for us!

If we’re training for a marathon and can’t wait to be done with running, it’s not the right exercise for us!

If we’re cold-calling 25 people a day and can’t wait to be done with that last call, it’s probably the wrong career for us!

Instead, we may as well find a way to build a life we don’t need to escape from.

  • A diet you can stick to for years and years.
  • A training plan we’re excited to do that makes us stronger and healthier.
  • A daily structure that we can’t wait to get started.

Hey, I don’t have it all figured out. But, leaning on our community and the 18STRONG Membership, we’ve got a huge amount of experience to draw from.

Let’s all use it.

Your #1 Fan,
Jeff Pelizzaro

PS – Which part of life are you trying to escape?

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