(mini) Weight Loss Academy – Episode 4: Fixed Vs Growth Mindset

“When you wish upon a star
Makes no difference who you are
Anything your heart desires will come to you...”


I hate to break it to you, Disney but it just doesn’t work that way.


Are you the kind of person that puts planned and careful thought into your birthday wish, your New Year’s resolutions (let’s face it, for many of us it’s just a wish!) or when you see the time 11:11?


Take courage and ask yourself: did you leave your wish up to fate or did you put some effort into making that wish a reality?


If it’s the latter, exactly how much effort did you put in?


We all know the message “if you work hard, you’ll get what you want”, but we’re not really told how long we have to do the 'working hard' part are we?


So when our expectations exceed the reality we are presented with, what often happens is that we give up and label the process as “too hard”.


Does this resonate?


“This weight loss thing is taking too long, it’s too hard”


If this sounds like something you’ve thought to yourself time and time again, watch this video.

There were things I never tasted growing up, like health.


In our house, if I didn't eat everything on my plate, it was disrespectful.


When I got into the real world, I was like a man at the buffet bar and I needed to eat everything.


Then, I got to travel around the world discussing transformation with organisations and tasting deliciousness in those lands.


I went to Korea, Boston, San Fransisco, Los Angeles, Mexico, Singapore, and Malaysia and I got to eat everything, but I didn't yet understand the keys to transforming my own health.


The world is a delicious and amazing place when we travel and eat amazing food, but my excess weight got in the way of the true adventure of travel.


I am Oscar Chavez and in this five-part series, I'm saying to you


I'm going to teach you to lose weight and keep it off which is the hardest part. I'm going to talk to you about the things that no one has ever talked to you about before and some of this stuff might make you feel a little bit sensitive.


So let me ask you a question, do you want the red pill or the blue pill?


So, this web class is all about a fixed mindset versus the growth mindset. I'm gonna talk you through these concepts here as you look at it on the screen.


And so, the, the fixed mindset says they avoid challenges. They give up easily. They see effort as fruitless. Or worse, they ignore useful negative feedback. They feel threatened by the success of others and as a result, they may plateau and achieve less than their full potential. All this confirms a deterministic view of the world.


And let's look at the growth mindset. Intelligence can be developed. You embrace challenges, you persist in the face of setbacks, you see effort as the path to mastery and you learn from criticism and you find lessons and inspiration in the success of others.


And as a result, you achieve and reach higher levels of achievement. And all this gives you a greater sense of free will.


So, to explore this topic we have to explore mindset, because there are three pillars that you need to understand in order to get your weight loss results.


And the first one is mindset. The second one is nutrition. And the third one is that you have to understand exercise. Okay. And these two - the nutrition and exercise, it's like, blah blah blah blah blah blah. And that's what I help you understand in the weight loss masterclass.


The two things that I help you understand in the web class, okay. And so, this one, we're speaking about mindset, 'cause that's like, the most important thing you could ever possibly learn. Mindset is the number one thing that you need in order to lose your weight and keep it off. Because if you learn that, even if you understand the mindset about nutrition and exercise, because all those fall under the category of mindset.


You can hit mindset - if you understand the mindset of the weight loss person - of the person that's able to lose their weight and keep it off, then you are well ahead of everybody else.


Now, mindset is learned from the people around you and that's why they say 'show me who your friends are and I'll show you who you are'. Because your friends condition you all the time. Your environment determines who you will become. Mindset can seriously only be learned or coached. Like, why do you think people spend millions and millions of dollars on coaching and consulting?


Honestly, why do you think I've personally spent more than an average person's income for the whole entire year - even before tax on coaching? Because I didn't have the mindset I needed to run a successful organization. And I was like, well, I need help from people around me in order to get to where I want to be.


And so, mindset is something you have to learn. It's a conditioning principle. You can't have the mindset unless you go and learn from people that are more successful than you. And I wanted to build a revolutionary weight loss company that actually told the truth and I didn't have the right mindset for that.


Like, I tried it on my own so many times and all I ended up doing was hitting my head against a brick wall, because I had no idea what I was doing.


And so, what did I do? I got a coach and, my god. That just transformed my whole life. Like, and I realise now, if I had gotten a coach when I was trying to lose weight, like, my life would have been fundamentally different.


Like, ten years of yo-yo diets over and over and over and over and over again. If I had just gotten a coach, it would have been so much easier because mindset is the most important thing.


And so, coaching. Like, this is why every single successful person that you know from, from an athlete, to a sporting team, to the people we watch on the Olympics. Like, they all have a coach 100% of the time. There's no possible way for you to achieve the feats that you want to achieve without a coach. It just doesn't happen. And now I told you that weight loss is probably the hardest thing you could ever possibly do and that's why I built a coaching organization to actually give people real help.


"Oh Blah blah blah. Stop pitching your products Oscar. Stop pitching your products Oscar. I can do this on my own and all the help in the world should be free!"


And there are seriously those of you with the mindset out there that's like, "No! All the help out there should be free!" It's like, where has free help gotten you to this point? Where has free... Like, how many times you go to the Google and found some conflicting information? It's like, free help is worthless. Like, people that come to me and offer me advice for my business? It's like, you don't even know what you're talking about.


But if you pay someone for help, it's like they have a vested interest in making sure that you get the results that you're after. Otherwise, anyone could just give you advice. Anyone can give you stupid advice. It doesn't make sense and it doesn't work. And it's like, why would you even listen to that person?


That's why the old proverb goes, where your treasure is, that's where your heart lies. And so, people pay for a Netflix subscription because it's like, they love that Netflix. You pay for fast food, you know, you pay for clothes, which is incredibly valuable. We all need clothes, I get it.


But when it comes to investing in your health, you're like, nahhhhhh, skip. And I know that because like, like, the amount of times I skipped on getting a personal trainer. I was like, no, no, no, I can do this on my own. I can do this on my own. What happened? Two slipped discs in my spine. Two slipped discs in my spine! Permanent injury because I didn't get a personal trainer. Well, then what happened? I had to go and pay lots of money for Cairo I had to go pay lots of money for physio because I just didn't want to invest in my health.


And so, you might have a fixed mindset which is like, no, growth is not possible. I can do everything on my own. But you have to have a growth mindset if you want to get better results. Honestly, a growth mindset is the only way to get you from where you are to where you want to be.


And I'm not even talking about health here, I'm talking about everything. Like, think about everything in the world around you. It's all man-made. From the supermarket's you buy your stuff from. From the Netflix subscription that you watch. The TV that you watch it on. The remote control that you press play on or that you turn on the TV with.


Like, all of that stuff comes from here. It comes from an idea that a human, an individual has and they go and implement that idea. And so, everything around you is man-made.


Who told you that you can't have the next world-changing idea? Like, who told you that you can't have an idea that you implement that can send a ripple throughout the rest of the world. Like, I'm talking about a small ripple. It's like, you can't throw a rock into the ocean and expect the whole oceans to like, become a tidal wave. Like, there's no possible way to do that. But you can throw a rock into the ocean and create a ripple that can create some change around it, okay. And that's a very, very, very real possibility, for you to be able to do that.


And the only way to do that is for you to have a growth mindset and you keep aiming towards your goal. You look at your goal. You aim towards it and you keep walking towards it, regardless of what happens around you. And that's a growth mindset. And then, once you get to your goal you're like, what's the challenge? What's the next thing I can do? What's the next thing I can achieve? What is the next challenge that I'm gonna overcome in my life?


And then from that, you can go okay. How else can I apply excellence in my life? How else can I apply a growth mindset in everything I do in my life? And honestly, that starts with just cleaning up your kitchen. Honestly, that just starts with cleaning up your room. Like, that's where the growth mindset comes from.


It's like, if I believe I can start to eliminate the laziness out of my life and do things gradually every day to start eliminating the laziness in my life and I stop allowing myself to be lazy in every single situation and every single part of my life, like, who knows where that could lead to overtime?


Like, it's impossible to have an idea and then implement the idea and see the results of that idea immediately. And everything has to go through time. You have the idea here and then over a long period of time, you see the implementation results, because the results take a long time.


For instance, you go to the gym, you lift a dumbbell. What are you gonna see on the day? Nothing. But as you sleep, the muscles gonna build. Maybe the next day you might see the muscle get a little bit bigger, but it's not going to be visible. The amount of growth isn't going to be visible. It might not even be measurable, because the unit of growth that you experience may be smaller than a centimeter, maybe smaller than a millimeter. But you know what? If you keep doing the same thing over six months, you might see a centimeter of growth! And so, that's the same principle when it comes to idea implementation.


And so, the idea that you need to implement into your life today is to have a growth mindset. It's like, keep walking towards that goal no matter what comes against you. Like 50 cent with the 'get rich or die trying'. It's like, just get to the goal because you know that your life will be fundamentally different, fundamentally better if you apply a growth mindset to your health because there is no upper limit on health. You could climb Mount Everest. You could do the most incredible things with your health.


Like, health could take you to places you've never been before. And so, that's what this is all about. It's like, giving you a much better quality of life so that you can enjoy and appreciate life.


Now, if you want to accelerate your growth mindset, then you can only do it with people around you that have the experience and the results that you want.


So you should go over to my class. You can sit down and you can listen with me and I can teach you about that growth mindset that you need in order to get the results that you want.


And so, imagine who you could be if you were to implement a growth mindset into your life and you say, you know what? Over the next period, you know what? In the period of five years - let's call the five years right? And let's say, let's do an experiment, right. Let's say I'm gonna apply for the next 12 months, I'm going to apply a growth mindset to absolutely everything in my life, number one being health, because that's important to you, 'cause you're watching this video.


But if you start to apply that growth mindset to everything in your life, you get around people and have a growth mindset, you get into weight loss Academy and you build a growth mindset. Like, who knows who you can become in twelve months? Like, for me, I lost five kilos every single month for 12 months straight. I lost sixty kilos in twelve months. Then the rest of the... Then the rest of the 17 kilos took me about a year to lose, because there's a huge difference between the last couple of kilos and the first big chunk of weight.


Like, the first big chunk of weight is the easiest part to lose. And so, who could you be if you apply these principles in your life? You got clarity about who you wanted to become, you implemented a growth mindset and you started to remove and eradicate laziness out of your life. Like, who could you become in 12 months?


I look forward to seeing who you become. Join me on the web class and I'm gonna teach you a lot more stuff that you need in order to lose weight and keep it off. But episode number five next week, so please subscribe to this so that you can get a notification when the last episode of this series comes out because I really want you to be able to, you know, to get the information that I'm trying to teach you. Important information that is life-changing.


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