January 16, 2015



3 Keys to Getting Unstuck to Move Forward


Life brings to us many challenges. I’ve stated this many times in past posts. When we’re working towards something and strive to overcome obstacles, they can become overwhelming. When we’re at our emotional worst, we may feel stuck and can’t go any further.

This happens to the best of us. I can certainly attest to that. Simply pushing harder when we are emotionally drained only leads into further despair for most people. Certainly there are those exceptions. Even the world class athletes have gone down the road of being down this way. The thing is, we are all humans and can’t change that. All of us have been stuck at one time or another and all of us were able to get unstuck. Normally, this happened when we were kids. As adults we’ve let fear and other circumstances be our guide and therefore, we get stuck.

I’ve seen this in people that are stuck at a dead-end job or a career they don’t like. They let fear settle in. When this happens, anger may also settle in. They become even more grouchy.


Most people have a hard time changing. They get scared. And they stay stuck. They may feel they have no choice. They may lack self-esteem and self-worth, so they stay stuck. They may have been brought up by certain values and beliefs that lead them to staying stuck. The perfectionist tends to be stuck as well. Change is hard for all of these people. Being stuck may be hard for them too. Changing is harder.

You don’t have to be that way.  You can change and make decisions leading to actions. One of the benefits of taking action towards change is increased confidence.

Now is the time to get past inertia and into creating momentum. Even a small step is important to getting unstuck. You see, taking action means you’re not stuck. Taking action goes beyond making a decision. Though, making a decision is the precursor to action. Belief in yourself is the precursor to making a decision.


The first key to getting unstuck is therefore…

A powerful belief in you and what you want to moves towards to. This includes an unyielding passion (teetering on obsession) towards any dream or goals. If you really want something, you will do what it takes to get it.

The second key to getting unstuck is…

Getting the right help and support. In every endeavor by every successful person, they all had the help of others. This was either directly or indirectly. I don’t know of any so-called self-made millionaire who did it by themselves. World class athletes have a team of helpers via trainers and coaches. If you are stuck, then ask for help.

The third key to getting unstuck is…

Taking any sort of right action. Draw off your belief to help fuel your willpower. Once you start to see what action does for you, you’ll want to keep the momentum going. Action begets action. Action leads to getting you unstuck. Part of right action is focused energy. Make it powerful, like TNT!

Additionally, let go of trying to be perfect and strive for excellence. Give your best effort in your actions. You’re going to change anyway. This is true whether you take action or not. You will change into deterioration or you will change into the best possible you. Choose which one? I choose the latter and you will too to get unstuck! Free yourself NOW!


I wish you success and I believe you will move towards getting unstuck. If you need help, ask for it. Get a coach, if needed.


Bob Choat, “Transformational Master Black Belt” Black_belt.svg-sm
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January 11, 2015

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Growth Hacking Your Life


To borrow a term relegated to the engineered marketing world called “growth hacking”, I will begin this article. In that realm, growth hackers use the best means necessary (and at the lowest possible cost) to ensure growth of their business entity. Instead of using traditional means to grow a business, the growth hacker wants to […]

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January 5, 2015


Create Your Personal Mantra for Fitness Success


Mantras have been used by Buddhist monks for eons. It’s simply a word or chant used in a meditative state. It works because the repetition of saying something in this way tends to embed into one’s subconscious mind. Too many times we may repeat a negative mantra while in a quasi-hypnotic state create by our […]

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January 2, 2015


Writing a New Fitness Book for the Over 40 Crowd…


Over the course of the last year I’ve toiled on writing a new book on optimal fitness for those over 40-years-old. It’s a challenge since there are so many books on the market. Here’s the thing, while I have a lot of knowledge, I want to make sure it’s what you guys want. I believe […]

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December 31, 2014


A New Year: Looking Back, Moving Forward and Growing Stronger


As we end one year and move into the next one, we think about the transitions that take place. Today offers us an opportunity to reflect on what we left behind as we prepare for what lies ahead. Over the course of the next 365 days you and I will have an opportunity to grow […]

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December 29, 2014


Are You a Resolution Failure?


Every January 1st it’s the same thing, many people will set resolutions towards what they believe they want to happen. They’ll get started and then, BOOM!… They self-destruct in a short period of time.  While there are those very few that are able to realize their resolution goals, most do not. Come December, those same […]

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December 25, 2014


Watch the “The Interview”


Merry Christmas to all of my followers… I’m posting the controversial film, The Interview, so all can watch. Maybe as an act of defiance towards the North Korean government or simply just to help spread the word of this movie… Please enjoy it today… Thanks! Cheers, Bob Choat

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December 22, 2014


The Fat Blue Line: Obesity and Law Enforcement


photo: courtesy Reuters Two studies came out this year (2014), one by the FBI and the other by the American Journal of Preventive Medicine (AJPM). Both indicated that those in law enforcement are among the fattest professions in the United States. In the FBI study, 8 out of 10 police officers are overweight. In the […]

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December 19, 2014


The Mindfulness Way to Improving Your Health


The year 2014 was known as the year when mindfulness became vogue. Many trainings in this mind-body strategy has popped up all over. Yet, it’s something that has been around for many generations and even well over a thousand years. In fact, being mindful was very prevalent in ancient times. Being aware of nature and […]

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December 14, 2014


3 Ways to Keep Fit During the Holidays (and afterwards)


It’s that time of year folks! Every year we go through the holidays. Family get-togethers abound. One thing I’ve noticed is that physical activity slows down. This is troublesome from my perspective since it’s been slowing down quite a bit over the years. During the holidays it accelerates and then very slowly picks up after […]

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