How to Work Hard When No One Is WatchingJul 01, 2021
I remember a few years back I was on an early-morning flight, couldn’t get internet, and for some reason or another, I missed emailing out that day's coaching lesson.
After we landed, and the captain said it was okay to switch my phone back on, I had texts and voicemails from clients asking about my daily-lesson email.
You know, the one that comes to your inbox at 4AMish every day.
It was 12:05 PM and still no lesson.
So I scrambled to get a lesson out, and all went well, but it was an eye-opening moment for me.
It's actually pretty simple to write this lesson every morning.
In fact, it has become a habit over the years.
It also helps that I enjoy writing and it doubles as my morning journal.
Sometimes I just crack open my laptop and write whatever is on my mind.
Other days I revisit past lessons that were especially powerful.
But that’s not the real reason it’s simple for me to publish a daily newsletter.
I have thousands of people waiting to read it, first thing in the morning, every day.
You are my accountability.
This makes it really easy because I know I have to show up for you.
Truth is, you're counting on me to show up to some degree.
Which brings me to this common question.
Q: What's one of the hardest things to do?
A: Work hard when no one is watching.
In any facet of life it's easy to work hard when you have eyes on you, or people counting on you.
Whether that's in work, family, or fitness, if someone is watching you, or counting on you to get something done, it's easy to work diligently.
How to Work Hard When No One Is Watching
You're a good human being and probably don't want to disappoint others.
It's why the fundamentals are so important, like having a set appointment to train and showing up on time.
By the way, you can get guaranteed results either in-person at our world-class facility or virtually online.
Want to know the big "trick" we use to encourage your accountability at Arangio Athletic Fitness?
There is always someone watching you.
You’re probably going to get more out of a coaching session (with an experienced coach) compared to if you just secretly did your own thing, no one watching you, with zero accountability.
But working hard when no one is watching is one of the toughest things to do.
However, the folks that have this discipline can quickly pull away from the pack and see outstanding results, in any facet of life.
Because there are always going to be moments where progress is made when you are working hard “behind the scenes.”
Let's look at a work situation.
You're in the office, you have things you could be doing, but there is nothing super urgent, and no one is watching you.
What do you do?
Do you putter around, checking social media, and just kill time?
That's the default because it's hard to work hard when no one is watching.
When it comes to your health, do you get up before the kids/grand kids and complete your workout?
Do you say "no" to an entire container of mint chocolate chip ice cream at 9PM, even if no one will know that you ate it?
Speaking of nutrition, do you honestly track what you eat?
The hardest thing to do is work hard when no one is watching, but it's in those moments, if optimized, you can make the biggest strides in your progress.
I challenge you to look at one opportunity where you can be honest with yourself and change your efforts.
Do your best because everyone is watching. Always.
I have another fantastic message that should NOT be ignored.
If you can’t do something on your own, find a qualified fitness-and-nutrition coach to guide you.
Sometimes you will completely delegate the task to an expert.
Let's say your annual tax filing (certified accountant) or repairing your car's engine (certified mechanic).
Other things, like getting healthy, can't be completely delegated.
Yes, you can hire a professional health coach to provide the plan and accountability; however, you can't just ask somebody else to do your workouts for you.
Training hard and physically lifting the weights yourself, well, that's up to you.
Nobody but you can get quality sleep.
And you're the only one who can eat the right foods.
Sure you can go to a restaurant, order food for delivery, or even cook a meal yourself; however, it's your job to chew, swallow, and digest your food.
Once again you must do the work; however, you need to know the best-practice way to do it.
Have issues with nutrition and you can’t seem to figure it out?
I've got a proven plan and the experience to help you take imperfect action.
We can chat about it and decide what approach would help you the most.
And if it’s not nutrition, maybe it’s your accountability?
That's okay because I've built a proven system that works when YOU put it to work.
Let's say you feel tight and have issues "moving"?
In this case your action plan is to focus on daily mobility.
Whatever it may be, just be sure of one thing.
Next time you start feeling sorry for yourself, come up with some sort of excuse, or look for that “easy” road consider this:
We can jump on a video coaching call and discuss your goal, deadline to hit the goal, and a plan of action.
The coaching calls are fun and, did I mention, free.
If you want to get in the best shape of your life, from anywhere in the world, share your #1 goal here.
Select a time to talk on the next page.
Look forward to speaking with you.
To the naysayers out there:
If your results are better than ours, then do it your way. If our results are better than yours, well, you can still do it your way. That’s the beauty of it all.
Enjoy your day,
Joseph Arangio helps 40+ men and women get leaner, stronger, and happier. He's delivered over 100,000 transformation programs to satisfied clients around the globe. If you want to lose weight from home, with the best online personal trainer, or you want to visit the best personal trainer in the Lehigh Valley, you can take a free 14-day trial.