Happy New Year Peeps! I hope that you’re having a great start to 2018. With the new year comes new goals, new outlooks, and new opportunities. If you have big goals, which you should, you may feel overwhelmed by the amount of work it’s going to take for you to accomplish your goals. You might be tempted to figure out how to take the shortcut to get to the end result. I call this the “flat tummy tea” method.
If you’re on social media, which I’m sure you are, then you’ve seen the flat tummy tea ad’s by several of their brand ambassadors. Now these brand ambassadors are usually well-known social media models. Most of them have the “video vixen” body type (small waist, big butt, and flat tummy). They take cute pictures, usually bare faced and in a cute workout outfit. They tell you that their tummy’s are flat and bloat free because they’ve been taking flat tummy tea and you should use their coupon code to get a discount to get your tummy flat too. Oh, and did I mention they also state that you don’t have to work out, just drink the tea and BOOM, you too can have a flat tummy.
So here is the real “tea” about this Flat Tummy Tea, IT DON’T WORK! It may flush out a little bloat but that’s nothing a regular detox can’t do. YOU WILL NOT LOOK LIKE BLAC CHYNA BY DRINKING FLAT TUMMY TEA! The majority of the chicks trying to sell you tea have surgically enhanced bodies, no tea, no shade. They didn’t get flat tummy’s because of any tea or a workout but because they paid for it. Don’t be fooled! Unless you have money to blow to get the same results, you won’t be having a flat tummy by drinking team. Abs are made in the kitchen, gym, and if you have money, at your nearest plastic surgeons office.
So what am I saying? It’s simple, if you have a muffin top, it won’t go away by just throwing back some magic tea. If you want the body you have to do the work, no short cuts. The reason the work is so necessary is because during the process you’ll learn how to make healthy choices. You’ll learn how to maintain your goal weight. You’ll create new habits that are needed if you’re going to be successful at maintaining your new healthy lifestyle and you’re going to break the bad habits that are counter productive to your goals. Flat Tummy Tea can’t teach you all of the things you need to know to accomplish your fitness goals.
So here is the real “tea” about this Flat Tummy Tea, IT DON’T WORK! It may flush out a little bloat but that’s nothing a regular detox can’t do. YOU WILL NOT LOOK LIKE BLAC CHYNA BY DRINKING FLAT TUMMY TEA.
It’s the same thing for any other goals you have. There are no easy routes you have to do the work. PERIOD. You won’t get to the top of your career by winging it. You won’t get that degree you want by missing classes and not doing your work. Your business will never grow and become profitable if you DON’T DO THE WORK!
Trust me, I know that doing the work can be tiresome, overwhelming, and down right exhausting. I’ve been there, still there, and will continue to push through and work the plan until I accomplish my goals and get my desired results.
When I first started my business, I read so many blogs, articles, and watched so many webinars that had me believing success would come easy. I truly believed that by the end of 2017 I would be making 6-figures because my favorite social media brand strategist was making 6-figures and made it looks so easy. What a reality check it as when the middle of 2017 came and went and your girl was nowhere near making 6-figures, lol. The reality of the hard work ahead set in. I had to really look myself in the mirror and ask myself if she was ready to continue to do the work and put in even more work than I already had up to that point. As bad as I wanted to run the other way because the work can be overwhelming, I stool tall, pushed my shoulders back, and with my head up I looked myself in the eyes and said, “Let’s do this!”
You see, I have a passion for helping others accomplish their goals that I feel deep in my gut. That thing that I feel will not let me quit and run the other way. That passion that I have won’t allow me to lay down when things get tough but instead, learn from my mistakes, re-strategize and do the work. I learned in 2017 that I cannot Flat Tummy Tea my way to the top but instead I have to trust the process and enjoy the journey. The journey has taught me so much about perseverance, tenacity, and grit but I still have so much to learn.
When I look back over the lives of those I admire, like Oprah, I realize that Oprah did not become a billionaire media mogul overnight. She had to push through being abuses as a child, counted out in her career to becoming THE top rated daytime talk show queen. When she started her network, OWN, there were naysayers and people who told her she was making a mistake. She pushed past what people said she couldn’t do and created a successful network. There was no quick route to Oprah’s success. She has spent decades building her empire and creating her best life.
Life is not a sprint but a marathon. Don’t get frustrated trying to take the easy route to success. Instead, enjoy the process, both the good and the bad. The good is meant to inspire you to keep going and the bad is meant to teach you what you need to know to get to the next level. You cannot Flat Tummy Tea your way to the top, you have to do the work, make the right choices, and understand that success takes time.
You can make this year your best year. Be strategic, trust the process, and most importantly, DO THE WORK!
Your friend in your head and real life too,
Life Strategist KG♥
P.S. Are you stuck and you need help figuring out how to get to the next level? Have a business idea but no idea where to start? Schedule your free coaching consultation and let’s get you thriving. It’s time to do the work, create the life you want, NO EXCUSES! I don’t know if not a good excuse.