You don’t have time for exercise?

produced by john c ashworth

It’s on of the most commone excuses…

“I don’t have time for exercise.”

I understand. I get it. We are all busy. But ultimately, it’s a choice. The sooner you admit that, the sooner you will be on the road to unleashing your inner bohemian athlete.

-John

You don’t have time for exercise?

john c ashworth out on his front porch on a beautiful October morning getting it done!

Stop avoiding the challenge in front of you and take action

Stop wishing start doing

written by john c ashworth

I think the hardest thing about the Stop Wishing Start Doing mantra that surfaced in my workshop yesterday is that when you really decide to take action on something that’s important or challenging for you, that’s it. Now you just might fail. You have to be OK with that idea. Not OK with the failing, because you can’t let it crush you when it happens. And you can’t allow it to prevent you from starting. Failure will happen. Not all the time. But certainly along the way to getting better – becoming a champion.

That’s why so few take the leap. Comfortable inside the tent, nestled in their sleeping bag, they can avoid the challenges awaiting them for quite a long time. Eventually, though, the bear that is feeding on the food your left out last night will finish those morsels and come looking for you inside the tent. Worse, you’ll live in fear wondeing if it’s ever safe to venture outside again.

Others avoid the leap because they can’t find the courage to wander out and face the bear. They don’t believe they can tame it, and avoid the idea altogether after awhile.

Embrace your fear. Take action. Gather experience and intelligence. Keep Going.

Stop Wishing. Start Doing…

Thanks for reading.

-John

podcast – How great sales copywriters hook their readers

great sales copywriters are sentimental people
How great sales copywriters hook their readers

podcast produced by john c ashworth

podcast produced by john c ashworth

I received a great email newsletter from Eddie Shleyner of Very Good Copy this week.

He was talking about how good copywriters are often sentimental people. I agree. Listen to the 3-minute podcast above and see if the leading passage doesn’t stir you emotionally. And then ask yourself how you can connect on that same level of humanity with your readers, and disocover the powerful ability to draw them closer.

I totally recommend Eddie’s email newsletter. You can get it here.

John

How to cultivate craftsmanship and discover your passion along the way

written by john c ashworth

You’ve heard the expression…

Follow your passion and the money will follow.

Passion is not enough. Nor is it often readily available at the outset of your journey. That’s a lot of pressure. We must commit to doing the work first, sometimes for many many years. Getting so good at it that the value of what we offer becomes exponentially more interesting and profitable and passionate.

So, maybe we should alter that phrase a bit. It’s a cliche at this point anyway…

Do the work. All the hard and unforgiving work for as long as it takes and with as much intention and patience as possible. Whatever it takes. Approach it like a true craftsman. Carving every perfect angle and connection. Cultivate a passion for the process and the journey. The discipline and solitude that it truly takes to become a master. Abundance will follow.

-John

How to find contentment in your life and business

produced by john c ashworth

How to free yourself from too much stuff and open the universal channels that will bring you contentment in your life and business.

I produced this podcast for the funeral directors I serve at Frazer Consultants.

But these are universal concepts and important reminders about how too much stuff can accumulate over time both in your mind and in the physical spaces of your life; and lead to feelings of being trapped, stuck, and incredibly frustrated and angry.

The pandemic has certainly been a catalyst for this, and in this 8-minute podcast, I hope you’ll gain some great insight and a few simple strategies you can start implementing immediately.

Good luck and have fun!

-John

How to free yourself from too much stuff and open the universal channels that will bring you contentment in your life and business.
podcast produced by john c ashworth

Views expressed here are my own and not the official views of Frazer Consultants.

The quiet discipline of strength training is sublime…

produced by john c ashworth

The background music in this post is my daughter Ana, practicing on the piano. She’s a brilliant musician with a great ear. The song itself is from a classic movie about Philippe Petit, the man who walked between the trade center towers of New York on a high-wire – a secret mission that no one knew about until he was up there, dazzling us with his courage and commitment to life itself. Because, as Philip put it, “I just had to do it.” Likely a call from his guides who knew it would inspire those who discovered his story to follow their own dreams and callings with the same kind of relentless pursuit.

“If you want something, nothing is impossible.”

The quiet discipline of strength training can help you get there…
john c ashworth in the home gym. #redshoefitnessdiaries
About john c ashworth

John C Ashworth is a modern day renaissance man & bohemian athlete who has amassed a wide variety of skills and expertise in many different subjects including, fitness, sales, marketing, video production, copy writing, exercise physiology, clinical exercise physiology, fishing, parenting, buying cars without getting ripped off, blogging and content marketing and creation that will help you drive sales.

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Why even just one exercise session is good for you

antique-stationary-exercise-bike

produced by john c ashworth

It’s amazing what one exercise session can do for you and your physiology.

Come on, time to go get it done!

About john c ashworth

John C Ashworth is a modern day renaissance man & bohemian athlete who has amassed a wide variety of skills and expertise in many different subjects including, fitness, sales, marketing, video production, copy writing, exercise physiology, clinical exercise physiology, fishing, parenting, buying cars without getting ripped off, blogging and content marketing and creation that will help you drive sales.

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