Recently, I’ve been experimenting with some health “biohacking” as it’s called. I realized that sitting in front of a computer or in meetings with clients for 7+ hours a day wasn’t going to help me achieve my health goals. Sure, those things are needed for making money, but if you don’t have your health, all the money in the world isn’t going to matter if you’re dead… So at a conference I attended last December out in San Diego, I picked up a sample of Bulletproof Coffee at the urging of one of my friends over at Revved Business. I tossed it over by the coffee pot and hadn’t looked at it much until about a month ago. You see, I had stopped drinking coffee and was focused on a nutritional drink supplement that offered bio-absorbable vitamins and minerals as well as natural caffeine.
The Bulletproof Coffee Experience
One day I decided to take a closer look at it and do some more research about the Bulletproof Coffee. I ended up on Amazon and purchased a hard copy of Dave Asprey’s book called The Bulletproof Diet. I must say, I read it with great interest in about 3 days. For once, I was beginning to understand all the chemistry behind optimal health and losing weight, which I need to do… and it’s not going to happen sitting my butt in a chair for long periods of time.
So here’s what I started doing 2 weeks ago with a mind to succeed.
- I downloaded an app called Sleep Cycle, so I can monitor my sleep and wake when I’m not in REM.
- I purchased a supply of Bulletproof coffee and Brain Octane. Drinking it every morning. Don’t feel hungry till around 1pm.
- Eating a Bulletproof Diet. You can read more about it on their website.
- Getting up at 4:30-5:00am every morning to go for a 2-3 mile walk. Tracking it with Run Keeper app.
- Going to bed at 10-10:30pm (ok, I’m trying. Some nights it’s later)…
The Bulletproof Coffee Results
So far, I’ve dropped about 6 lbs in weight. I feel much more energetic and ready to work. I’m finally understanding to simply ignore the media and “common” knowledge on things related to health and wellness. After all, do you go to a doctor when you are well? I’m going to continue my journey to getting leaner and meaner. This is helping my business focus in so many ways. I’ll post a few links below (affiliate) if you would like to check out Bulletproof coffee yourself. You’ll like it. A lot…
Who doesn’t? Right? Having a laptop business that you can run sitting on the beaches of Fiji or enjoying a sunset in the French Alps sounds like the kinda job you could handle. But any business, online or brick and mortar takes time to develop. It’s not going to happen overnight and what I’ve found particularly interesting, is while many people will say they want to be an internet rockstar, they really don’t. They use clever words and want to play the part, but when it comes down to putting the work in and doing the reps, they’d rather sit on the sidelines. It’s just too hard.
Sure, everyone want’s to make 7 figures and drive around in limousines to all the great parties and impress their friends. But just wanting to doesn’t mean deep down you will do whatever it takes to make it happen. It’s not that people don’t have good intentions. Heck, you’ve heard the saying “the road to hell is paved with good intentions” and just having intentions doesn’t mean you will do anything about it. Truth be told, being an internet rockstar probably isn’t where you want to land your laptop. What your end goal should be is to make a difference in other people’s lives and your own. Get out of that cubicle lifestyle and mind set. You first have to believe that you can. Then you can take the next step on to actually making it happen. (more…)
First off, get it in your head that there is no “easy button” to being a wealthy internet entrepreneur. Sit back for a moment and think about this statement. If it were that easy, wouldn’t everyone you know be successful and wealthy? It’s not easy and frankly, if you ask those who are those successful “5 year overnight success stories”, they will tell you it took them 5 years of hard work, learning, growing, being mentored and understanding that it will take, no matter what, hard work. Very rarely was anyone an overnight success. In fact, I struggle to come up with even 1 person who was an overnight success.
Second, you’re not going to be able to sit behind your computer and become a wealthy online entrepreneur. Contrary to the belief you can bang away on your keyboard and make magical dollars appear, you are going to have to get up out of your chair and go talk to some real humans face to face, shake some hands, and share some pints. People like to do business with people. This is deep within your programming as a human. (more…)
I was listening to an interesting audio recording from one of my mentors the other day. The topic was on vacations. After listening to the audio while driving, I was in agreement with him. And I thought to myself that I too was a victim of this vacation mentality. We go through our daily lives not thinking much about how “taking a vacation” is ingrained into our culture. The Europeans often have 6-8 weeks of vacation time per year. Most Americans have 2-4 weeks per year and only build up to the 4 weeks over a long period of working years.
Are you living for your vacations?
It’s an interesting and profound question with huge implications for your life and mental well-being. So let’s break this question down a bit. Supposing you are “living for your vacations” and your desire is to have more of them. What does this imply about your life outside of your vacations. I think it implies that you probably don’t enjoy what you are doing very much for work. You probably land in the arena with most people. You are just getting by, punching the clock and then going home to watch some television. But here’s the inverted flip-side of this equation. Vacations don’t change anything. You still go back to the crappy job that you dislike so that you can pay bills and get by. (more…)
What can you discover from Sam Walton, the founder of Wal-Mart, who opened his first Wal-Mart at age 44 in 1962. This wasn’t where Sam started though. He was involved in building his business years before 1962 learning the business and life skills that would ultimately birth Wal-Mart. It wasn’t fast and it wasn’t easy, but Sam had determination and he wasn’t afraid to try new things and fail. He also encouraged people around him and that worked for him to try new and different things. He was a discount store “scientist” and that tenacity and ability to change netted him billions and billions of dollars in net worth.
So what exactly are the 10 core steps to business success from Sam Walton? You must read Sam Walton: Made In America to see the entire story unfold.
But here’s my short summary to get you interested in learning from a self-made billionaire… (more…)
“Wealth is a product of the mind.” – Tony Robbins
No amount of money is going to make you wealthy… What you are looking for, what you are striving for is a moving target. You have to understand this in order to truly become wealthy. Your wealth is not the amount of money in your bank account. Just ask the 37-year-old who was just told he has cancer and 6 months to live. Your health is more important than your bank account. (more…)
Whenever someone asks me for “the secret” to being a wealthy internet entrepreneur, I usually ask them what THEY think the secret is. The responses range from so-so bland normality to a paused, deep discovery. You see, the secret, if you wish to call it that, is before you if you choose to acknowledge it. But most people are simply too afraid to address it.
You have to begin with the realization that this journey begins with your mindset. No book, no tool, not even the latest technology can change what you hold within. The first step is acknowledging this and then actually doing something to change it. (more…)