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6 Tips for Setting Achievable Goals

From our personal life to our business life – setting goals is something that will help us with progress. Yet how often to we sit down to assure the process and goals we set are going to work?

Over the past few weeks I have spent quite a bit of time with business partners and personal clients on the specific tasks needed to setting achievable goals.

Put together my thoughts in this quick video.

Setting Goals: Be clear about what it is you are trying to achieve

1. Your goal should be big
2. Your goal should be measurable
3. Your goal should be personal
4. Your goal should make a difference
5. Your goal should be achievable
6. Your goal should be something that you really really want to do

Make it an awesome day!
Cheers,
Kolby is The Healthy Primate

Adversity and the Golden Chicken

Stage Side - Derek


Adversity.

How do you overcome, cope and look it directly in the face?

How do you react?

What choice do you make?

Do you take the easy way out or do you push through and make the hard decision?

This weekend I had the opportunity to meet some amazing people. You see these people are just like you and I in more ways than not. They found a passion, a purpose and a tremendous will to succeed. When I say success, I don’t mean simply monetary or business gains. I mean personal success – let me explain.

Two stories with a similar out come. Two different set of circumstances. Two very different roads to recovery and roads in life.

Some of the images featured are from the recent Rush Club 007 fitness competition. I will cover that in more detail later this week. This story is about amazing people overcoming adversity.


 

One took place in the middle east on the first visit to Iraq. As soldiers went village to village to assist the local communities, the temperature in the air was not the most inviting from all. As his Hummer was en route to its next stop, they hit a IED or Improvised Explosive Device.

An improvised explosive device (IED) is a bomb constructed and deployed in ways other than in conventional military action. It may be constructed of conventional military explosives, such as an artillery round, attached to a detonating mechanism. IEDs are commonly used as roadside bombs.

This IED dismantled the Hummer leaving this soldier without use of his leg. He went back in to help his crew members and when he pulled the door open was hit with another IED. The trauma from this event left this soldier without his leg.

That hero’s name is Michael Gallardo.

The Hummer that Mike was in:

Hummer 1

Mike


In June 2007, while on his third Iraq tour with the 82nd Airborne Division, he was met by a burst of gunfire as he led his men into an insurgent-filled house during a nighttime raid on the outskirts of Baghdad.

“One second I was moving forward, the other second I was looking up,” he said. “It was kind of weird, because I didn’t even know where I had gotten shot.”

He had taken a bullet through his right knee, he endured several months of failed surgeries and physical therapy at Walter Reed Army Medical Center before doctors sent him home to Minnesota for recovery and more operations.

This Army veteran who served three tours in Iraq with the 82nd Airborne Division, credits fitness with helping him break out of severe depression after an insurgent’s bullet ended his Army career. (Credit www.stripes.com)

This hero’s name is Derek Weida. 

 

Derek 2

DEREK 1


 

You see these two gentleman are amazing people who have taken a situation and used that to help others, become strong and to set an example. So when the alarm goes off at 5AM to go run, you think I have any excuse that will ever beat what these hero’s have gone through?

The answer is HELL NO!

So tomorrow when you are looking for reasons to not do the things that will make you better – remember these stories, and build your own legacy!

You can find Mike and Derek below

Mike Gallardo

Derek Weida

Cheers,

Kolby is The Healy Primate

Make Full Use of What Happens to You

“Every difficulty in life presents us with an opportunity to turn inward and to invoke our own submerged resources. The Trials we endure can and should introduce us to our strengths.” The Art of Living, By Epictetus

We are headed into the second week of the new year. Many of us set goals, objectives and reasons to make this 2016 something special. Did you plan to spend more time with your family? Was it a financial goal? Was it simply to be more happy?

What kind of traction are you gaining in setting these goals on auto pilot? How are you using the trials from the past as strengths and learning pillars for the future?

I just landed in Salt Lake City Utah for a week long adventure. You see one goal I have set for 2016 is to focus on the areas that brandish results versus spreading myself thin. One of the other goals is to do more of what I love. And like many – I have a financial goal.

I am aiming to hit three birds with one stone. I have taken on the responsibility of building a sales and marketing team for a kick ass technology company named UK2 – 100TB. The new roads are open – and I am taking full advantage! The above image is my drive over the snowy canyon – into the unknown, and I couldn’t be more excited.

Cheers,

Kolby is The Healthy Primate

Self Mastery Depends on Self Honesty

“Know first who you are and what you’re capable of.” – Epictetus

Just as nothing great is created instantly, the same goes for the perfecting of our talents and aptitudes. We are always learning, always growing. It is right to accept challenges. This is how we progress to the next level of intellectual, physical, or moral development. Still, don’t kid yourself: If you try to be something or someone you are not, you belittle your true self and end up not developing in those areas that you would have excelled at quite naturally.

Within the divine order, we each have our own special calling. Listen to yours and follow it faithfully.

The above comes from one of my favorite books, The Art of Living by the Stoic – Epictetus.


 

With the road to 2016 now only 2 days away, I couldn’t help but personally reflect on the above passage. The areas I have found the most personal growth is when I started caring less of what others would think, and focused on myself and others in my life that really mater.

We all have our own personal calling. Are you listening? Make today great.

Cheers,

Kolby is The Healthy Primate

My First Million Dollars and the Meaning of Wealth

“The best thing about having more, is the ability to give more.” – Kolby Kolibas


This is such a great time of year to be closing strong and gaining momentum for the new year. I can tell you that wasn’t always the case in my thought process. You can relate right? We ramp down with our business and clients the week of Christmas. Then we get back and things are relatively slow into the New Year festivities. Then you can assure that people are a bit hung over from family, over spending and the schedule of relaxation becomes comfortable.  No need to jump back into things until the second week of January right?

That is 3-4 weeks of time we normally slack and relax.

WRONG!

I read a great article from Ryan Stewman, The Hardcore Closer – Titled Why Settling for a 6 Figure Income in Sales is a Bad Idea.

The basis of the article is on having multiple irons in the fire. I don’t mean spreading yourself thin, I mean diversify and expand. Let me feature some quick math to put some things into perspective.

“I’m gonna just come out and say it. “Being a millionaire is the new middle class” there. In my parent’s day, making $100k a year meant something. In today’s times, making $100,000 in 12 months can still leave you completely broke. Half goes to taxes and if you pay $2,000/month in rent, 75% of your income is gone from the jump. That leaves you with only $25,000 to pay all your bills for the year.” –Why Settling for a 6 Figure Income in Sales is a Bad Idea. /Ryan Stewman

This year has been interesting to say the least. With many personal & business trials – I was hit with major set backs. Yet I am not unique – we all struggle. The biggest similarity was one thing – I kept making excuses not to launch some of the core things I know will be helpful to others and draw supplemental income that could be an additional 6-7 figures in 12 months.

You see I have always had a financial goal of $10+ million in the bank. Well that takes making my first million right?

This goal has not been to buy a bunch of shit that I don’t need. I am actually going the other way as I get older. You see the more I gain financially, the more I can help others. From clean water projects that I want to launch overseas, to bringing technology and teaching code to underprivileged schools across the USA. These things are expensive – yet with a ground swell, I can reach these goals financially to launch and gain huge momentum to help others.

So let’s do the math on the road to $1 million dollars in one year.

The YEAR:

  • 365 Days
  • 12 Months
  • 52 Weeks
  • 8760 Hours
  • 525600 Minutes

The Money 

  • $1 Million Dollars in 365 Days I Need to Make $2,739.72 a day

The end of the year is a perfect time to close out open items in 2015, and help you gain huge momentum into the new year. This is the time others are slacking and you can be building. Personally I have spoken with some close friends that are all in the 7 figure income bracket or very close. They are ramping and grinding hard right now – not pulling back. There is a reason for that.

Ok so now knowing what the goal is, it’s time to get cracking!

Cheers!
Kolby is The Healthy Primate

 

 

 

Oh I Have Plenty of Time – Wait, What?

At the start 2015, much like 2014 and the year before and the year before – we all set new goals. You know the kind.

  1. I am Going to Read More
  2. Be Nicer to People
  3. Work Out
  4. Eat Better
  5. Run a Marathon
  6. Do Something Awesome

No put this into perspective, we have 92 days until the lights go down and we start another year. Did you get your resolutions completed? Did you hit the goals you set out for yourself? If the answer is no or if you have something yet to achieve, put this into perspective. You can make some major life changes in 90 days. I know this personally as I have done fitness or diet challenges in this time frame that have brandished huge results.

We don’t have to give up or feel like a failure – there is a ton of time left in 2015.

loser

 

But how long does it take to form a new habit? What does science tell us? 

Maxwell Maltz was a plastic surgeon in the 1950s when he began noticing a strange pattern among his patients.

When Dr. Maltz would perform an operation — like a nose job, for example — he found that it would take the patient about 21 days to get used to seeing their new face. Similarly, when a patient had an arm or a leg amputated, Maltz noticed that the patient would sense a phantom limb for about 21 days before adjusting to the new situation.

These experiences prompted Maltz to think about his own adjustment period to changes and new behaviors, and he noticed that it also took himself about 21 days to form a new habit. Maltz wrote about these experiences and said, “These, and many other commonly observed phenomena tend to show that it requires a minimum of about 21 days for an old mental image to dissolve and a new one to jell.”

In 1960, Maltz published that quote and his other thoughts on behavior change in a book called Psycho-Cybernetics. The book went on to become an blockbuster hit, selling more than 30 million copies.

And that’s when the problem started.

You see, in the decades that followed, Maltz’s work influenced nearly every major “self-help” professional from Zig Ziglar to Brian Tracy to Tony Robbins. And as more people recited Maltz’s story — like a very long game of “Telephone” — people began to forget that he said “a minimum of about 21 days” and shortened it to: “It takes 21 days to form a new habit.”

 

On average, it takes more than two months before a new behavior becomes automatic — 66 days to be exact. And how long it takes a new habit to form can vary widely depending on the behavior, the person, and the circumstances. In Lally’s study, it took anywhere from 18 days to 254 days for people to form a new habit. [1]

In other words, if you want to set your expectations appropriately, the truth is that it will probably take you anywhere from two months to eight months to build a new behavior into your life — not 21 days. ( Source Huffington Post ) 

So now that you know you have more than enough time to finish the year strong – what are you going to do?

Cheers,

Kolby I The Healthy Primate

Podcast: Do Epic Shit – The Sean Whalen Interview

I was introduced to our first guest through a mutual friend and was immediately drawn to his uncanny ability to speak from the heart. He has over 50,000 followers on social media. His audience actively engaged in dialog and debate. His videos have been shared and seen over 5 Million times and continue to grow.

In this interview we cover his rise to building a multimillion dollar enterprise to his daily routine. We discuss how he uses social media to drive dialog in his audience & how he uses Facebook to capture new business opportunities and attract customers. We go through his journey, hardships and why he continues to do what he loves and how he focuses on doing EPIC SHIT!

He has competed in the IronMan, trained and fought mixed martial arts and started multi million dollar real-estate businesses – twice! 

Without further adieu – We welcome our interview with Mr. Sean Whalen.

Cheers!
The Healthy Primate

Links from the show:

Midday Motivation: Now

A great piece of knowledge from our friend Sean Whalen. Keep the afternoon moving as we head into the weekend. Don’t wait until Monday to start.

“Little insight from morning study: When is the “right time?”

NOW.

Wage War,
Sean Whalen