It never fails. With every new program launch, there is an aura of stress, worry, and fear amongst the participants. Of course, this is exacerbated if it’s attached to a competition with a huge cash prize, but it got me thinking about how common it is to stress over minutiae when something substantial is on the line (like, oh, I don’t know, $20,000).
The most epic shred I’ve ever created, Buns & Guns, has just launched, and the competition begins in a couple of days (May 24th, 2021). The cash prizes total $41,500 which is the biggest cash fund I’ve ever offered. Naturally, this makes people lose their marbles. They all hyperfocus on manipulating as many external (and irrelevant) variables as possible so that their results are good enough to win: are we using UK or US cups? What exact time should I have my protein shake if I’m at work and can only take one break per shift? Can I use a different brand of protein powder? What if I can’t do deadlifts because of a back injury? Will my results suffer? How many ml in a US cup, and what if I can’t find US cups to measure with for this recipe?” etc…
And let me be the first to say I get it. I truly do because I’m the same damn way. I love to control many aspects of my environment because I’m a control freak.
But here’s a secret: it’s not at all realistic, and these little details don’t matter. The more we try to control these variables, the more stress we place on ourselves and the worse off we are.
And another secret? The winners of my programs are the ones who DO NOT do this. In fact, they do the opposite of this. You’ll hear in this episode how past winners tackled my previous shreds—what they did, what they avoided, and how they were able to land in the top .01% of everyone who has ever purchased a Sculpted Vegan shred program.
You are going to love this one!
Love Kim xo
Podcast Reference List
“Fear is just a lack of data.”
“You cannot force things to be the way you want them to be. You cannot make things happen faster than they’re supposed to happen.”
“Bodybuilding teaches you reality. It teaches you what is possible.”
“Consistency over time is what creates incredible results.”
|Buns & Guns: https://www.thesculptedvegan.com/buns-and-guns/|
|The New Contented Little Baby Book: The Secret to Calm and Confident Parenting|
|SV SHIRT: NOBODY CARES WORK HARDER|