Louis J. Sheppard explains his goal setting approach that brings big success. He writes:
It was a crazy-high number that finally did it. Three-hundred and fifty (350lbs). That was what my body from head to toe weighed when stepping onto my home scale. It got me scared. It got me thinking. It got me doing.
Scared. Think. Do. That was the action plan that would move me into a new lifestyle that I hoped would save my wife and kids from dealing with any medical issues that my heft would weigh down on them. And it was for me too. My family looks to me for support and guidance on so many levels and now I was facing my own challenge: how would I tip the scales in the other direction?
I headed to a web site that was replete with information on diet and exercise (bodybuilding.com). My wife (God bless her!) joined me on my new diet plan. Two weeks into our diet a close friend, Denny Chang, died of a sudden heart attack. He was 37. I was deeply affected by his death. I would be turning 40 soon and I realized that my weight increased my odds of a similar unexpected event. I kicked my diet into a higher gear.
Denny Chang, my friend who died, was hovering over my exercise equipment, cheering me on. Everyone called him Tis I call that voice on my weights the Tis Effect. He is my guide. I move so that he can live on in me. Healthy. For the last year, I have watched my body fat burn into muscle. I dropped over a hundred pounds (115lbs), and I am not stopping. I did my 1st bodybuilding show in November 2014 “The Idaho Cup” in honor of Tis.
I have finally found a voice in helping others. I truly believe that anyone can make changes by just committing to this formula: Scared. Think. Do. And follow through.
In this interview on goal setting:
- Louis shares how he dug deep each day to stick with his goal.
- He talks about moving from New York to Idaho and finding a new career through building business relationships.
- He explains his approach to networking to land your dream job.
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