I just finished the book PUSH by Chalene Johnson. Awesome for a goal-getter like me! Chalene is the CEO of Powder Blue Productions and a fitness/life coach. One of her programs, TurboKick, is my favorite–it’s actually the only one I’ve tried, so it has to be :)! I love it so much that I put it in my author bio!
The thrust of the book is that from all your goals, you should identify a “PUSH” goal (the one that has a domino effect on the others), and schedule daily to-do tasks to reach that PUSH goal. You start by making a list of 10 things you want to challenge yourself to accomplish in the next 12 months (she says at least one of them should be a health-related), and figure out which one will PUSH you to success in all the others. In other words, which goal will have the maximum effect? (At least that’s what I think she means.) The only thing I’m still confused about is whether you should make to-do task lists for the other 9 goals (I’m thinking yes, but it’s unclear in the book).
I watched a video on YouTube from with her appearance at the Beachbody Summit this past summer. One of the things she mentioned there (as well as in her book) was that successful people do tasks every day as part of their habits and routines. She calls this process “reverse-engineering.” You take your goals and brainstorm all the things you have research, learn, and do to accomplish it. You break every task down small enough that you can do it in a short period of time and then schedule them in the proper order. So as shown in the picture above, I created post-it notes of things I want to do in the next 12 months, and stuck them on the page I designated for that appropriate month. Afterward, I went into my task app and listed the things I needed to do on specific dates throughout the year to make those things happen.
I’ve listed a few of my 10 goals for the next 12 months, but I do not have my PUSH goal listed here, as I’m keeping that private for now. I’ve also edited out some of the specific measurements and deadlines of those I choose to share, and written the goals as affirmations–as if I’ve already achieved them. I’ll compare some of these goals to the ones I set on my last birthday post.
– I’ve built an emergency fund of [redacted].
– I’ve lost [redacted] pounds and maintain my weight between [redacted] lbs.
– I wrote and published my single dads book entitled, [redacted].
Chalene offers her PUSH worksheets as free downloads on her website, but they are meant as a supplement to her book, which I suggest you check out. I plan to attend her Camp Do More conference next summer (another one of my 10 goals for the year)!