Crush Your 2021 Resolutions: Part 2


Plan and Execute your SMART goals for 2021! This video is the sequel to Episode 5: “Crush Your 2021 Resolutions” and make sure this new year is a new you!

How to Execute Your Goals00:50-02:49
Execution Step One02:50-06:07
Execution Step Two06:08-08:07
Execution Step Three08:09-09:57
Execution Step Four09:58-10:59
Execution Step Five11:00-12:11
Remembering the WHY12:12-17:32
The 3 Questions17:33-19:50

How to Execute Your Goals

Dr. Clayton Roach: [00:00:04] All right, we got a few people that are live at the hearts and we got the thumbs up.

Dr. Ben Boudreau: [00:00:09] Awesome. Keep the love coming, guys.

Dr. Clayton Roach: [00:00:13] Know the routine. All right. All right, well, first of all, I want to thank people for being with us, this is the sixth week, so we are loving this. We are having fun. Good evening, Kathy Grayson. Lisa, please. Hello, Mama. And so, Ben, you’ve been reading a book by a guy by the name of Ray Dalio. So Ray Dalio is a very wealthy guy who speaks a lot about execution and how to manifest things in your life.

Last week, we talked about how to set goals, and I think it was a little incomplete, so we decided to basically talk about how to execute your goals and the breakthrough method that Ray Dalio talks about in his book. So maybe you can kind of lead us through. The process, how you got onto this book and what we’re going to do and what we’re going to talk about tonight.

Dr. Ben Boudreau: [00:01:15] Ok, yeah, no problem. So, guys, this is the book here. It’s called Principles by Ray Dalio. And it’s a great book on how to follow through and execute with your goals. Really nicely organized book as well, with simple procedures, do’s and do not that have worked for him in the past. That may work for you, but there are tons of principles in this book that you can apply to real life. So I took a few of these principles out of the book and amalgamated them with other principles that I’ve read along the way and podcasts that I listen to to help construct tonight’s topic, which is how to execute and follow through on the goals that you set for yourselves.

So it’s a five-step procedure, so if you have a pen and paper, you can start writing now or again, you can follow through with us over the course of the week.

Dr. Clayton Roach: [00:02:14] Yes. So what we’re going to do is we’ve actually created a little PDF document. So what we’re going to do is we’re going to post that in the comment section so you can actually take it and print it. Hopefully, we get to do it. I think we’re going to be OK to do it. So just look at her on the bottom here. Once we’re done with the live version, it’ll be in there so you can kind of print it out and post it and then you can print it and then you can use it to make sure that you follow through on what we just talked about. So go ahead and do the first step then.

Execution Step One

Dr. Ben Boudreau: [00:02:45] Sure. Yeah. So just reading off of the steps here, step number one, have clear goals and actually believe in them. So last week, we spoke about how you can make your goals clear. This is really about not confusing your wants with your needs. So if we add on to the idea of last week and how we were promoting weight loss. You want to be able to be like, if I want to lose weight, I need to do this or I need to do that, you should have to say to yourself, OK, I really want to do this, but I need to lose weight.

So you need to organize your life in order to prioritize that goal as being number one, making number one. And that means making the time or possibly cutting certain things out of your lifestyle that otherwise would be taking up space for you to do the thing that you need to get done the things that you want. That’s point number one, to prioritize your goals and have them make them clearer in your life.

Dr. Clayton Roach: [00:04:00] I just want to touch on that. I don’t know how many of you at home have a to-do list, but when you take a look at your to-do list, the things that week after week, stay on that to-do list the things you procrastinate on, the things you’re, like, totally not motivated to do. Those are the things that obviously are not high on your values. So there the things that you kind of put aside and that you say, that’s not really what my motivation is. When your goal is aligned with your values, you will make time, you will find energy, you will do whatever it takes to get to that goal. If that is not the case, you probably picked a goal that wasn’t aligned with your values.

Now, then you mention a great thing. They’re the ones versus the need, the desires versus really what is truly a goal. If let’s say we give two examples, you want to lose weight, but you also want a promotion. But highest on your value is your health. Yeah, you may want a promotion and you may want to get that extra money and all that stuff, but really deep down inside you, you fully understand that if you don’t take care of your health, you may not be able to enjoy the money that you will earn from having a promotion. The promotion is the want or sorry to want, and the weight loss is really what truly resonates the most with your values.

You got to be careful between your desires, your wants and your truly what you really, really, really need and what you’re most aligned with. So you got to decide that path and that clear goal. And once you start after that, once you pick the goal and you see your journey, if you’re really struggling with that journey, you make all kinds of excuses. I’m going to suggest that it probably wasn’t a great goal for you and it’s not something that really you really value. That makes sense.

Dr. Ben Boudreau: [00:06:02] Thumbs up, thumbs up, guys, if that makes sense to you guys. Yeah. Point number two. Numero de Nephi identifies and doesn’t tolerate the problems. The only negative thoughts, guys that you have are the ones that you truly believe. A lot of the times, especially when it comes to, again, the example of losing weight or getting into the gym, a lot of it has to do with the environment that you’re in. So the people around you, the media that you consume, the food that you eat, make you who you are.

Execution Step Two

Dr. Ben Boudreau: So you need to do a quick assessment of the environment to determine is the right environment for me? Is this going to help me succeed and move forward? Is this the best environment for you to grow in? If if a flower is in a field, in the environment isn’t right, it’s never going to flourish.

Dr. Clayton Roach: [00:07:08] Great example, know you’re opening up a business and you don’t have a proper account, you don’t have what it means for that business to flourish. It’s the same thing. So, guys, if you’re excited about your goal and you’re surrounding yourself with people and say you don’t need to lose weight, what are you doing? Getting up early in the morning and going for a run and there you’re being criticized for having a lofty goal. Those are probably not the people you want to hang around with while you’re committing to change in your life.

I see the people that you want to be around are the people that support your values and support who you are as a human being and the aspirations you have. And if you surround yourself with people that had that same inspiration, they will bring fuel to you and allow you to be able to persevere at times where you’re feeling down, at times where you’re struggling, they will be there rooting for you and kicking your ass, kicking you in the butt to get you going. Right. That’s point number two. Great point.

Execution Step Three

Dr. Ben Boudreau: [00:08:09] Point number three, diagnose problems to get at the root causes, the strongest force in the human mind is consistency. We spoke last week about how the human mind produces sixty thousand thoughts per day. And ninety-five percent of those thoughts are the same thoughts that you had yesterday. The brain loves consistency and its day. So when you try to do something, you expect that your mind is going to give you a little bit of push back. That’s OK. Nobody’s perfect.

When adopting a new routine, there’s always something that the mind is going to say. This is outside of normal. This is not what I’m used to. So there is going to be a little bit of inherent pushback. You just have to be able to make it over that hump. And if you make it over that hump, your brain will surely adapt and you’ll push to

Dr. Clayton Roach: [00:09:02] Be comfortable with uncertainty. Right. When you’re putting it all together. There are uncertainties because certainty is what you’ve always done. And you know that if you continue with that certainty, you’re going to get more of what you’re trying to get away from. This is why you’re trying to lose weight in this example, so you have to be comfortable with uncertainty and the brain eventually will get used to that uncertainty and you’ll start to create new patterns, new brain activity that will basically help nourish that pattern in terms of what you want in your life.

Execution Step Four

Dr. Ben Boudreau: [00:09:43] Learn to change and be the change for yourself, because mentally you want to be there, you want to be there. It’s just it’s giving you a little bit of pushback and you’ve got the strength to fight through it and you know who you are. Absolutely. Next up, number four, design a plan, so guys, easy peasy. We talked about this last week with your smart goals. This is exactly how you design that plan. So, again, just to run through the acronym one more time, make sure the goal is specifics measurable m and

Dr. Ben Boudreau: [00:10:21] Attainable, a reasonable r and that it’s time-bound t. SMART, SMART makes sure that you have a start and an end date that works for you and have little goals set in between that are attainable and reachable and measurable and specific. Yeah, easy peasy if you guys missed last week’s episode, you can always watch us and catch us on YouTube or on the Roach Chiropractic page on Facebook, where you can catch Dr. Roach and Dr. Ben Boudreau from Chiropractic Centre in Bedford, Nova Scotia. All right. Point number five. Pushed through to completion and get over the million-year-old thinking that is stopping you from succeeding. This is the hump getting over the hump.

Execution Step Five

Dr. Clayton Roach: [00:11:14] If you believe you can’t do it. You will not do it. If you believe you can do it, you will do it. So set the mind frame and push through its one hundred meter dash. You cannot stop at nine. Keep going. Keep pushing every day, every day, every day. And then. Once in a while, stop and admire what you’ve done right, have moments of gratitude in your morning hour of power. Be grateful for the things that you’ve accomplished and be grateful for the environment that you’ve created so that it’s conducive for you to achieve what you set out to achieve.

Dr. Ben Boudreau: [00:11:56] Guys, when we were born, we were born with the same cells as some of the greatest leaders in the entire world. Yeah, sure, our DNA might be a little bit different, but ourselves for the exact same thing, over time, we were conditioned to believe and think in a certain way, push ourselves to believe in what our values are, why we’re doing it, remember, and remind yourself, realign and connect with what it is that you want to accomplish that day and you will surely push through. We taught you guys a few weeks ago about the benefits of making a morning routine. It’s one of the best ways to remember why it is that you do what you do each and every single day, align your values and preps you for the day to come.

Remembering the WHY

Dr. Clayton Roach: [00:12:45] I want to tell a story about a patient. That I saw close to a year ago, and she came in with pain in her lower back, which is nothing different than what we typically see. And we always say that and I talk to you about this to Ben, that you have to dig into people in terms of why they’re there. And the pain is really not the reason why they’re there. It’s almost never the reason why they’re there. The reason they’re there is because of what the pain has taken away from them.

The likelihood that it’s taken away from them, their little. The fun part that was in them that’s now gone, you know, the things they love to be able to do that they can no longer do, that is truly the reason why they’re there. So I was sitting down with this lady and she had a lot of low back pain. She had pain going down her leg. She was a little older and she had grandkids. And what happened was the grandkids came in to see her. Well, I’ll backtrack a little bit. So she was there because she thought she was there because of back pain and pain going down the leg. And I said, what is the reason really why you’re here?

Because if you really wanted to, you could take a pill and the pain would go away. But what is truly manifesting in your life that drove you here that you know, things you can no longer do, the things that you’d love to be able to enjoy, what’s the thing that you’d want to be able to get back? So she said not too long ago, my grandkids, my grandkids came to to the house and.

Dr. Clayton Roach: [00:14:32] The boy told the little girl. Don’t play too hard with grandma because her back hurts. And that really struck her that she had become that person that her grandkids need to be careful around and she said, I admit, like, I can’t keep up with my grandkids. I can’t go up the stairs. And if they’re upstairs, you know, I have to tell them to come back. And she started tearing up because. That’s really what that really was the reason why she wanted to come in and be helped, so. The WHY is really, really important, so when you’re setting goals, never lose sight of why you’re doing this, OK?

And if we take a look at weight loss. Guys, when sometimes I don’t want to end on a sombre note, but sometimes death is not bad because you just if you didn’t live a good diet and exercise and you die, you die. The problem is that’s not usually how it goes if you don’t live a healthy life. You have people that had a stroke and you have people that have diabetes. And the hardship that comes from that sometimes is more of a burden in your life than actual death. So that is enough of a big why in terms of losing weight and living a healthier lifestyle.

If that’s your goal to cling on to every morning in your morning of an hour of power is looking at the people that are around you and want to have you around. What does it mean to them to not have you be at one hundred percent, what does it mean to you not to be at 100 percent with them? So, guys, that is the way when the why eat you up and it gets you up in the morning, that’s when you know that you have a goal that will last a lifetime.

Dr. Clayton Roach: [00:16:21] And it’s not just a goal. It’ll change your life and now it becomes a lifestyle. And you look back five years ago when you set that goal is like that goal became my lifestyle. Right now I’m gluten-free or whatever it is that your goal is that became you because it was always you, but you had disconnected from that part. So, guys, I can’t stress enough how many people we see that if they had done this five, 10 years ago would have totally changed their destiny. But we can’t live in the past two, today’s today make a choice, commit to making that change and push through to completion.

And Ben and I will be there to cheer you on. And if a year from now you say, man, thanks for that Humpday conversation, because it really struck me and said, you know what, I’m not going to tolerate this anymore. I’m going to do it. That’s what I wish for you guys this year, and it’s been a tough year. We’ve all been kicking butt and we get that to create your own win, create your win for the people around you, for yourself, and make sure that you strive to be the best version of yourself in twenty, twenty-one. That’s my message.

The 3 Questions

Dr. Ben Boudreau: [00:17:31] Then anything I just have. And I always have one thing to add for you guys. That was awesome, Dr. Roache. Awesome. So I’m going to give you guys a Dr. Ben question because I always send you guys home with some homework. So there are three questions here. What do you want? OK, and a part of that question, again, is sort of what’s the goal and why do you want it? The second part, what is true? So the answer is what is true in the situation here? What are my limitations, my advantages, and what can I use to leverage myself here? What do I already have, like what is my tangible tools right now in the toolbox?

And then the third part is, what are you going to do about the situation now? If you’re seeing us already, you’ve already tackled a little bit of that. Most people don’t make it through the door. In fact, a lot of people don’t make it through the door. So if you can use this opportunity when you hear this to invite people and share and like and subscribe and encourages people to step through the door and give them and fill in that third party, which we’re already helping you out with. But there are things as well that we send you home with that you can do to even more help yourselves and help your lifestyle and maintain your adjustments, you know.

Dr. Clayton Roach: [00:18:52] And so ask questions, ask questions, write a comment, ask questions. We’re here for you. We’re doing this to create change for you. But you’ve got to let us help you. So, you know, this is a team approach. So any questions you guys have definitely do this. Like we’re talking about this because we do it in our own lives. I would totally feel. It unethical and hypocritical, if we were telling you to do this where we didn’t do it right.

So we want to engage in the conversation and, you know, commit to sharing this video, because I guarantee you at one point somebody’s going to tell you to thank you for sharing that video because it got me out of the rut that I was in. And they may think you down the road for changing their lives. So commit to sharing this video with your group of friends. Whatever they decide to do with it, they decide to do with it. But the information is there for the taking. That’s my message.


Dr. Ben Boudreau: [00:19:47] Ok, one last thing, guys, if you haven’t commented yet, this is the book Principles. Ray D’Alessio. If you guys have books that you’re reading, material that you’re reading and you want other people to know about, if you think it’s nice, healthy material posted in the comments section, let people know what you guys are reading. Great point. Know what kind of information you guys are learning about. Right. We can learn from you. You learn from us. It’s a sharing circle. So let’s share.

Dr. Clayton Roach: [00:20:16] Love it. So, guys, we love you and appreciate you. This is episode number six next week. We’ve got another good talk. But guys, we need topics or comments like follow share. We love doing this, but we love to be able to talk about stuff that you guys want, which I’m assuming tonight was pretty good. Right? Guys like this make your hearts and thumbs up. We love those. So we look forward to doing this again next week then. Thank you for today. You got you rocked it today at the clinic.

So thank you for taking care of the people in our community. I think we’re having a bigger impact having you in our clinic. So that’s been a blessing. Thank you so much. Thank you. And we look forward to doing this again next week. Love it. Love it. Talk to you. Take care, guys. Have fun. Have a great week. Take care. What’s up? Listen, if you like this episode, you’ll probably like the other ones. Chances are pretty good. So here’s what you need to do. You need to like us and follow us on Facebook. Following means, you get notified when these two guys are alive. Next, family, friends. You need to share these episodes because you never know. You might help them because they need this information as well.

Dr. Ben Boudreau: [00:21:24] And guys, if you ever miss an episode, make sure you subscribe to us on YouTube. That way, you can watch the episode over and over and over again.

Dr. Clayton Roach: [00:21:31] Guys, we love you and appreciate you.

Dr. Ben Boudreau: [00:21:32] Take care.