Back to the fundamentals

Four years ago this month, my Uncle John passed away from cancer. During his eulogy, one of his basketball coaching buddies shared that John always preached fundamentals to his teams. “You’ve got to do the fundamentals. You have to practice the fundamentals and get them down.”

This week I had the opportunity to meet one-on-one with Jason LaChance from the corporate office of NSA, the maker of Juice Plus. During our meeting the Juice Plus business model finally hit home because Jason took the time to walk me through the fundamentals. When I had signed on as a Juice Plus distributor, I spun my wheels and worked inefficiently for six weeks to earn a promotion. Then I went on a three-month hiatus because I couldn’t keep living that wheel-spinning emotion. Now thanks to Jason, I have a plan of attack involving fundamentals. I understand what I need to do, day-in and day-out, as far as my Juice Plus business is concerned. I can finally start DOING and move on from THINKING about the best way to do this, that or the other. And it is so. very. freeing.

Being the thinker that I am, I want to add more to the picture and get the fundamentals down in the other parts of my life as well. And not only that, I want to add in systems, discipline, consistency and balance in order to take ownership of my life. Ah, structure…it’s sounding fabulous!

Fundamentals: basic principles that serve as the groundwork of a system

System: an organized and coordinated method; a procedure

Discipline: training to act in accordance with the fundamentals

Consistency: steadfast adherence to the fundamentals

Balance: a state of equilibrium (in life)

That is what I’ll be working on for this week. Gathering my thoughts on fundamentals, systems, discipline, consistency and balance. For now I know I want to spend 2 hours a day on my Juice Plus business and 30 minutes to an hour building up Studying, reading and doing grad school homework needs to be figured out, as does my workout and tanning routine. Not to mention I need to throw in my part-time work schedule too. Getting back to the fundamentals will take some work, but I can’t wait to have a schedule and a routine again!

Details next week!

About Sara

Sara Hefty (B.B.A. and H.H.C.) teaches workaholic women how to have it all and flourish without burning out, binging or being spiteful. As an expert in transformational health coaching, she holds women accountable for letting go of unwanted weight, being brilliantly nourished, grounded in truth and feeling confident, happy and playful every single day.

As a woman with her own weight loss story, wide-ranging family heritage of cancer, and a graduate of the Institute of Integrative Nutrition, Sara’s appreciation for convenient nutrient-dense food, personal growth, inspiring design, financial responsibility, and social entrepreneurship led to her “Pursuit of Ownership: Health, Home, and Legacy” model of heart-on-fire-hot empowered living.

Sara is the founder of PROJECT LUX and She currently lives in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, with her husband Brian and hound-dog Raja.