Lessons Learned Doing 75 Hard – Breakdown on the Wisdom from this Challenge – Behind the Scenes

You know the challenges of doing hard things. Well, today, I share with you a recent challenge I encountered. It is called 75 Hard. The lessons learned by doing 75 Hard are transformational. Inside this video, you will discover the rules of 75 with some tips to make it easier for you. I also give you the wisdom I gained by completing this challenge. Discover how 75 Hard changed me. I will provide you with the before and after results of losing 12+ pounds in 75 days. If you are thinking about the 75 Hard Challenge, you will get a glimpse of what to expect.

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Disclaimer: This transcript was created using YouTube’s translator tool and that may mean that some of the words, grammar, and typos come from a misinterpretation of the video.

Lessons learned during 75 heart. Now, you may not know what 75 heart is, we’re going to describe that inside today’s conversation. But there’s real lessons learned going through a difficult challenge. And the wisdom behind that is something I’m going to put a spotlight on for you today. When you think about what pushes you to the next level, is it just by showing up every day and taking life as it comes? Or is it by challenging yourself? I know the answer for me, it’s really seeking out the challenge and really leaning into discomfort and growing.

Now, when I first heard of the 75, hard thing, I’m going, to be honest with you, my first gut feeling was it’s not that hard, I could do that. But I can tell you as I started to think about the work that it took, and the energy that it took to make pull that off. I made up a lot of excuses about not doing it. I watched my friends go through this. And I was kind of saying, you know, that’s cool. That’s it’s cool that they’re doing this and 75 of the heart is about 75 days of very strict protocol that would that I’m going to outline for you in a second. But I made those excuses. And I want to put a spotlight on that. Because I really feel like a lot of us make excuses about things. Because it’s hard, or because it’s uncomfortable. And what we’re going to talk about today is how I evolved and changed through 75 hard. So 75 hard comes from a guy named Andy Frisella. And I’ve got some notes around this.

If I do glance away from the screen, it’s just because I want to make sure that we stay on point. But Andy for Sella created this not as a physical challenge. But a win the war over yourself when you win the war over yourself, you have something available to you that wasn’t there before. And that’s part of what we’re going to talk about today. But I’m going to talk about my experience with this and the lessons I learned and maybe some tips along this journey. So let’s break into what is 75 heart.

Now, there’s a lot of different rules that are that have a nuance to them. But they’re really only about six rules, I’m going to go through them here today, it’s 75 hard is 75 days. So you have to be consistent across 75 days. And one of the biggest rules across the entire thing is if you don’t do one of the things, if you fall off the bandwagon, if you miss one of the things even by a little bit, then you have to start over. And that’s one of the biggest penalties. And it really is about consistency. But here’s what the other aspects are. And I’m gonna put this up on the screen, so you can read along with me. Absolutely no alcohol, no cheat meals, no compromise. So you won’t have to stay true to a plan.

Now there’s flexibility because you can have any plan you want. But you have to stay true to it, you have to consume one gallon of water per day. And literally, water nothing else. And that that really is a big thing I used this to for cup actually water bottle I kind of picked up in the middle. But the water thing was actually the hardest because you want to make sure that you are very intentional and consistent. I found it the hardest because if I had to pee so much, I maybe have a small bladder. But I had to be very intentional about this, there were times when I was traveling in the car. And I didn’t want to pee, you know, six times in a two-hour trip.

So I had to be very intentional about how I consume the water. And this was one of the hardest parts for me. The second piece around this is performed to daily workouts, those workouts had to be at least 45 minutes each and one of them had to be outside. Now there were days where I would do a morning workout and then I would immediately go into a 45-minute walk afterward. And so that really is a two-hour two workouts right together. But you have to do 45 in each and you have to truly you know commit yourself to do one outside you also have to do some reading you have to read 10 pages a day. I didn’t have a problem with this you can take notes and whatnot but it really is about you learning to read nonfiction and really challenge your brain. You have to follow a diet which we talked about before it is any diet you choose you can have some flexibility, but you can’t deviate from the diet. And then you have to take a picture every day a daily progress picture so here’s the before and after. for me.

Yes, it’s it takes a lot of courage to put up there when you’re fat. But I knew that I would change externally but I also change internally which we’re going to talk about. I lost about 1012 pounds by if you look at the scale, but I know I actually put on some muscle is I don’t know if you can tell inside these pictures but I’ve my shirt stop fitting. I had to get some new shirts. I had to give Some of my shorts I had to my son who’s much smaller than me. And even in this shirt, I feel it feels tighter than that I really want it to be as not as comfortable because of the muscle growth that happened. Now, this is a very hard challenge to do. If you don’t have the right support and accountability, my wife and I did this together. So we really support each other, it does take a lot of energy for you to think about how much water you’re drinking, I keep looking at my water bottle. But it is really something that I enjoyed doing.

There were many elements of it that I just kind of muscled through. But for the most part, I enjoyed every part of this because I knew it was for me, and it was really going to help me, it challenged me to go beyond what I believe is possible. And I didn’t have any specific goals around this, I did want to lose some weight, I did want to gain some, muscle, I did want to get my nutrition dialed in. And, you know kind of came at the right time for me to be able to commit to this. I learned a lot of stuff about myself. But I want to go through three specific pieces that will help you. And really it is about the journey more than it was the goal or hitting 75 hard.

The first one is the power of being intentional. In order to get this done, you’ve got to plan out your meals, you got to have your food ready, you can’t snack and fall off the plan you’ve got to eat based on what you say you’re going to eat, but you can define what your diet is. But you’ve got to have that you’ve got to have it available to you got to be intentional about drinking your water. If you wake up late and you start drinking at 11 am, you’re gonna have a tough time getting all the water in looks I did one morning when I did that and never did it again. So you have to be very intentional, you have to be able to plan for the next day, you have to follow that plan. And being intentional.

I’ve always been intentional. I mean, growing a business and running, being an executive coach to other leaders, I have to be intentional. But this took it to a level that I have never done before. And I will never go back because it’s just such a powerful element. So the number two wisdom is being integrity, when you make a commitment to something you’ve got to follow through. And most people make commitments to others that they’re not willing to give up on. But the commitments they make to themselves, they end up letting that go they learned rationalizing. And inside this, you won’t make it if you aren’t, you know committed to what you say you’re going to do. And that’s really one of the biggest elements is being able to claim what you’re going to do and follow it. You’ve got to have the character to overcome. And in this stuff, I had to do some of my walks in the rain, some of the stuff I did in the snow. And I did it, regardless of how I felt. I did it because I said I would. And that’s the reason why I’m here today, I didn’t have to go back over and start over.

Me and my wife were able to power through this. You’ve got to really be integrity with yourself. And that really is a huge benefit. The final thing that I want to put a spotlight on for you is the identity shift that happens because a lot of people have said this that you know, it’s not about the goal per se it’s about who you become and the goal. But it’s so true. If you really think about it, when you really commit to something that’s difficult and outside your comfort zone. It’s about who you become as an executive coach to the founder CEOs of fast-growth companies, I’m always talking about who are you being at this moment. Now I know an identity shift is necessary for you to go through this you have to see yourself as someone that can follow a diet without, you know taking those cheat meals without having candy or alcohol. And I forgot to mention this, you can’t have alcohol you couldn’t have in the entire 75 days wasn’t a big deal for me. But it’s another one of the things where that can catch you up.

The main thing that that I got out of this is I shifted how I work out the intensity that I brought to the workouts because I had to do it. The consistency of rocket there was such an identity shift on who I am, that I love it. And I wanted to share this with you and create a video that will help you grow beyond where you are today. And all of this is possible because I made a commitment to myself and I made a commitment to my wife. And I made a commitment to follow through with this. I didn’t want to start over. So we really were able to see the benefit after the fact looking back and it was amazing.

So lessons learned on 75 hard, were many folds. I share this with you because I want to make sure that you aren’t just walking through life and hoping to evolve. But you’re more intentional about it. And this was a great tool for that. If you have any questions or if you decide to join the challenge, I can give you some tips around some of the technology I use and some of the things that I’ve done but just reach out to me I’d be glad to share that with you. I couldn’t put everything thing inside this video. But I’d love to help you if you want to put in the comments or anything that it takes for you to reach this challenge. I love to share that with you, if you have any questions about it, or if it’s if you’re making excuses, that maybe we could jump on a call, and I’ll help you through some of these things that I had to wrestle with.

You’ll thank yourself for doing it. Now leave you with that because the person you become after doing something difficult is something you can be proud of. And no one can ever take it away from you. No one can ever steal it. But you become someone different and you realize that you can actually push yourself even harder. And that is one of the keys to growth. And that’s what I wanted to share with you today inside lessons learned doing 75 heart.

My name is Gene Hammett. I work with founder CEOs and fast-growth companies. They want to be extraordinary leaders of a community fast growth leaders at www.fastgrowthboardroom.com if you think it’s right for you. Go ahead and look at that look at www.fastgrowthboardroom.com And you can apply and we can enroll you into that if you are a good fit. If you want to continue to grow your business and you have any questions make sure you reach out to me. And as always, we would courage was the next time.

Disclaimer: This transcript was created using YouTube’s translator tool and that may mean that some of the words, grammar, and typos come from a misinterpretation of the video.

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