Do You Want to Be Successful? Do This One Thing

“Luck is a dividend of sweat. The more you sweat, the luckier you get.”Ray Kroc

If you’ve been following this blog for some time, you know that I am a big advocate of perseverance. This is how I define the grind, the hustle: to keep going in spite numerous obstacles, despite all the other people who are more talented, better connected, or have more time.

To grind means to want it more than just about anyone else.

How bad do you want it?

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Why You Shouldn’t Expect Change to Be Easy

We often forget that changing ones life does not happen during a four minute montage. Yes, we could make a four minute montage of how we got into fitness and lost a lot of weight and ended up being shredded.

No, this is not how things go in life.

“Man cannot remake himself without suffering, for he is both the marble and the sculptor” ― Alexis Carrel

Change is a painful and slow process. You have to struggle against a million voices in your head telling you that you shouldn’t do this or that.

The act of bettering oneself is not to be taken lightly.

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Your Guide to Surviving #StayAtHome

This is probably the first time in history when we can save the human race by staying home, watching TV.

Even so, most people are screwing this up.

Why?

Because they make it seem like it’s worse than it is.

The truth is that we must learn to cope with the side-effects of isolation, of having to spend a lot of time indoors, and the truth is how we react during these times tells us who we truly are.

To some, it feels like a chance to change habits, to reset their minds, to focus on different things, while to others it feels like prison.

Heaven or Hell. The same situation, two different reactions.

Maybe it’s because Heaven and Hell aren’t place one gets sent to, but rather something we carry within us?

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No Guts, No Glory

“When people say they’re skeptical, or pessimistic, I get it. But let’s face it, you’re gutless. It takes no guts to be a skeptic. It takes no guts to try nothing and say it’s not gonna work. It takes guts to put your ass on the line and believe something’s possible. It takes guts to pursue an answer. It takes guts to fail and step back up and keep pushing”

Tony Robbins

Your mind is designed in such a way to prevent you from getting hurt. In nature, this is a genius mechanism that ensures your survival. But in the our society, we have developed the “someday” mechanism.

Someday we’ll be good enough or brave enough or smart enough or have the time to do this or that.

Someday we’ll become what we’ve always wanted to be.

Someday we’ll write our book or start our business.

And most people wait their entire lives for this someday, which never comes.

Why?

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Life in The Time of Coronavirus

I don’t usually post my personal views on current events or popular topics, because I:

  1. usually don’t watch TV. At all.
  2. live in my own little world and keep focusing on the things that I have to do.

That being said, I thought I should address a few things that I’ve noticed in the past couple of weeks.

Number one… the sheer amount of misinformation.

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In These Trying Times… Remember… This Too Shall Pass

“But man is not made for defeat,” he said. “A man can be destroyed but not defeated.”

Ernest Hemingway, The Old Man and the Sea

I believe that man can endure any “how.” I’ve always believed that.

We are capable of jumping off a cliff and growing a pair of wings on our way down. Each and every single one of us.

Thus, I am confident that we can overcome any obstacle, and that these hard times that we are facing right now are going to pass.

“This too shall pass,” as the saying goes.

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Six Small Things That Have a Tremendous Positive Impact on Your Health

One of my favorite sayings goes like this, “little by little, a little becomes a lot.”

The truth is that we often think of change as this huge project, when in fact it’s always the small stuff that shapes our lives, the daily decisions that become daily habits that soon become our destiny.

Here are six small changes you can implement in your life, changes that will have a bigger impact on your overall health and well-being than you might expect.

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How I Became an Early Riser

For many years, I was what some like to call “restless elite.” I’d go to bed at five in the morning, and wake up at around eleven…

Yes, I could properly function on just 6 hours of sleep. But I also drank a gallon of Coke, 5-6 coffees, and smoked a pack of cigarettes a day, so “function” might not be the kind of word that I could define even if you’d slap me with a dictionary. Or use it to wake me up.

I did all this because, well, in case you didn’t know, I live in the future.

Really.

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8 Quick Tips to Help You Get Fit for Summer

“No man has the right to be an amateur in the matter of physical training. It is a shame for a man to grow old without seeing the beauty and strength of which his body is capable.”Socrates

Considering it’s already May, I’d bet that I’m not the only one here wanting to get as fit as possible before summer. We want to be healthy and in good shape and able to be physically active.

Unfortunately, considering how stressful our daily lives have become, with unhealthy food readily available, with an even unhealthier lifestyle, with the difficulties of changing all those bad habits … getting fit isn’t always an easy process.

Many of us give up before we get very far.

So here are a few tips to help you get fit for summer.

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My Daily Routine

It’s early morning for me. Sitting at my desk, answering e-mails, replying to comments, and I thought, why not write a post about my daily routine.

The truth is that we need a routine of sorts, because it ensures that we’re getting things done.

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