Last weekend, I flicked on Netflix
And came across Arnold Schwarzenegger’s docuseries (if you haven’t seen it, watch it)
And he dropped some wisdom that slapped me like a frozen fish across the face….
“I would walk into the gym,
And there was a wooden wall. I would pick up the chalk, and I would write
Then I would do a set of bicep curls and put one line(for the set), then do another set and do a line, then another line.
Then, the next one,
Flies on the benches.
And I would know when I had done 20 sets of the specific exercise.
Then, after 3 hours of exercise, it was full of lines equaling all the sets I had done….
To get to the goal I wanted to go to”.
Arnold on lifting weights when he was 16. (Arnold – Doco Netflix)
4 years before, he won his first Mr.Universe at age 20.
Most people make the mistake of changing the actions they take,
The vehicle they have chosen,
The tactics they are using,
Because they mistake them as ineffective,
When in reality,
The actions are effective.
“They are just Ineffective at the volume they are being done at”
If Arnold had just done 4 sets each day.
And let’s say each set was 10 reps.
He would have done 40 Repetitions of each exercise instead of 200 repetitions.
Would he have gone from a nobody to Mr.Universe in 4 years?
No, not even with his genetics.
But imagine if he decided to do 4 sets per week, not per day.
That’s 40 reps in 7 days.
And he still had the same goal.
You don’t need to be a bodybuilder to understand that this would do little to nothing to change his body, let alone get him to his goal of being like his idol, Reg Park.
So before you go changing and chopping what you are doing. Bouncing from one thing to the next.
Whether that’s posting on social media,
Starting sales conversations,
Developing your mindset and yourself into the person you envision yourself to be.
Am I taking the right actions enough times to have the impact I want to get me to my goals?
If the answer is No, try ramping up the volume of actions before you decide to change and do something new.
If the answer is Yes, try ramping up the volume of actions before you decide to change and do something new.
In short, ramp up the volume to what seems to be unreasonable.
And watch how your results change.
Until next week,
Keep smashing growth ceilings,
Entrepreneur and Business Owner
Mindset Business Mindset Coach
Demartini Method Facilitator