Who’s pulling you down in New Orleans?

September 28, 2010

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A Bucket of New Orleans Crabs Pulling you down?

Have you ever seen a bucket full of crabs?
They pinch and pull as they struggle to climb over one another to reach the top of the bucket – to freedom.

Ask any fisherman and they’ll tell you that a bucket full of crabs doesn’t need a lid – they simply won’t escape.

Why? Well, it’s not impossible for a crab to climb to the top, and really if they worked together it would be quite easy. But crabs don’t work together…


Instinctively crabs pull each other down—literally.

When one crab breaks away from the pack, reaching its pinchers toward the top of the bucket, the others promptly grab onto the escapee’s leg, pulling him back down. That crab is then pushed to the bottom of the pile and his dream of freedom is crushed.

People have a way of acting just like a bucket of crabs. Have you ever decided on a personal goal only to have someone in your life talk you out of it?

Do you have crabs in your life? A crab is…

-The person who discourages you from going to a Fitness Boot Camp

-The person who scoffs when you mention your weight loss goals

-The person who snickers when you choose salad over pizza

The crab mentality says “If I can’t have it, then neither can you.” When you decide to do something different, to reach for a goal and to improve yourself, the crabs in your life will do their best to hold you back.

Keep Crabs at Bay: When crabs come snapping, remember the following:

1) Ignore them: When someone in your life begins to pull you down with discouraging words, remember that you don’t have to listen. Don’t let them get into your head.

Mentally tune them out or politely remove yourself from the situation. Who are they to tell you what you can or can’t achieve?

2) Understand them: Ouch! Insults and put-downs hurt, especially when they come from people that we care about. So what is the deal? Why do your friends, co-workers and even your spouse turn into crabs when you decide to improve your life? Do they really hope that you don’t succeed?

The truth is that crabs are thinking about themselves—not about you. They see you attempting to better yourself and to change your life. Whether they realize it  or not, this scares them. If you better yourself will you still like them? Or will you  leave them behind?

3) You hold the power: Even the most persuasive crab doesn’t hold a candle to your iron will. When you are ready to change, and you’ve made up your mind without an inkling of doubt, then 90% of the work is done.

Your mind is the most powerful tool at your disposal—don’t let a wimpy crab rob it from you.

Are you ready to make a positive change in your life? Don’t wait any longer. Join the ranks of my successful clients and sign up for my Next Fitness Boot Camp!

And don’t let a single crab talk you out of it! Click Here to Sign up now!

P.S. Make sure you leave a comment below and let me know your thoughts!


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September 29, 2010

Vicki Chappetta @ 5:02 am

Great article!! We should read this daily to keep postive and motivated.

Catherine @ 5:43 am

WOW!!!! I am presenting this at my next staff and general meetings!!

Jennifer Phillips @ 6:14 am

Terrific article. I enjoy all your communication, Jonas. I look forward to the daily motivation and I am enjoying boot camp on the westbank with Heidi. She’s great! I feel better already. We, at boot camp, are all on the road to fitness and a better, quality of life. Thank you. I hope the class continues on the westbank. I come from Belle Chasse, and the ladies are committed. PLEASE?
Who would of thought, I’d be begging to get my butt kicked for a longer period of time? Too funny, how the brain changes!

Lady Z @ 7:11 am

That article was awesome. Many times we have little crabs lerking within ourselves. We sometimes think negative about our body image, which feeds into self doubt, which feeds into lack of confidence, which in the end hinders us from being our best. Thanks. I needed that boost.

Sarah @ 11:34 am

Great reminder to stay focused on our goals no matter what others say to us. Thanks, Jonas!!!

Dan Go @ 6:24 pm

Awesome post bro. Systematically and delibrately get rid of every single crab that comes in your path. They are the true vampires of energy, time and motivation.

September 30, 2010

lindsey @ 7:32 am

Is there a bootcamp in Chalmette? If not y? Will there ever be one there. I lost 40 lbs gained it back and want it gone again. Don’t need crabs I need the exact opposite.

dental assistant @ 2:39 pm

It’s posts like this that keep me coming back and checking this site regularly, thanks for the info!

jonas @ 8:44 pm

@ Vicki, Thanks…I agree we always need to stay positive and movtivated as much as possible.

@Catherine, That’s very cool! Let me know how it goes!

@ Jennifer I’m glad you are enjoying the west bank boot camp! I’m going to continue the class..don’t worry :)

@ Lady Z, Cool response, yes the crabs within ourselves can be just as damaging..thanks for touching on that subject..very cool perspective.

@ Sarah, No problem…thank you for the comment!…I always love your thoughts!

@Dan Go, You rock Bro…”vampires of energy” love that!

@ lindsey, Make sure you get my free report.. there is so much you can starting today http://www.neworleansfatloss.com . I’ll start working on the chalmette boot camp location too!

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