Updated: Oct 8, 2019
Ep 14: How 1,000+ consecutive days of yoga can help business goals
Today I’m talking with a yoga teacher (and pastor) that blew me away with the story of how he has a streak going of over 1,000 days of doing yoga. As soon as I heard this story, I knew I had to know more. So I got him on the podcast so I could ask the questions that immediately popped into my mind when I heard “1000 days of yoga”.
(02:49) Meet my guest, John Arnold: a yoga teacher AND a pastor!
(08:20) When we recorded this, John began building an online community for Christian yogis to come together.
(09:45) John combined his two passions, ministry and yoga.
(10:26) John has been practicing yoga consecutively for over ONE THOUSAND DAYS.
(11:22) John started out with no particular goal.
(12:44) He started by tongue and cheek celebrating on Facebook his 2 and 3-day "yoga streaks". 3 days turned to a week-long goal which turned to a 10-day goal...
"A streak begins with the next day - just add one more day." - John
(14:15) When starting out with goal-setting, a big mistake is being too vague.
(15:48) The "S.M.A.R.T. goal" formula: S-specific, M-measurable, A-achievable, R-relevancy, T-timebound.
(21:00) A touch on my "good, better and best" goal-setting style.
(23:11) Another thing John sees people fail to do all the time is getting work down to a micro-action level. "List building" isn't a specific task - it's an overall project.
(27:47) Inside Asana, Amanda makes sure to write her tasks with action words. Example: write tomorrow's email.
"Clarity is king when it comes to your goal." - John
(29:30) Use recurring systems: aka journaling, daily goal setting.
(31:53) John noticed an increase follow-through of his goals when he began sitting down to do "weekly reviews" of his goals.
(35:11) One of the last things John does when he creates his goal is to think of what his "pain strategy" is - in the worst-case scenario, what can he do to pull off his goal?
"How can you modify to meet the demands of this moment? - John
(44:07) Your next big step, declare your next SMART goal.
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