3 Things Which Will Lead You To Success

I am about to reveal my three basic tenets of success. These are the things I wish somebody had told me when I was younger. For decades I have been reading and consuming self help material. I have heard every bad piece of advice known to man.

When I had yet another business fail, I decided to pin down what the exact problem was. I narrowed it down to three things I wished I had learned when searching for help. I came up with these three techniques and decided to launch this website. I wanted to give people real success help that works. These are the three most important things you can do for success in your life.

Get In Shape and Gain Energy….

The first thing you must do for success is to get in the best physical shape possible. The main reason for this is because of what it will do for your energy levels. You should always be trying to gain more personal energy.

Energy will allow you to reach your goals faster and with less effort. How can you possibly be operating at an optimal level if you are tired and bogged down all the time? You can’t. You need to get in shape. You need to implement a program of eating and exercise which will give you MORE energy.

You don’t need to feed your body 5 times a day. You don’t need to eat a huge meal representing all the food groups every meal. You can eat light throughout the day for more energy. If you are working on a big project and on a roll, why would you stop to eat lunch? It will totally derail your momentum and you will never find your way back to where you were before lunch.

If you limit your carbohydrate levels in the morning, you absolutely won’t need to eat at noon. I often will skip lunch if I am busy and motivated. Less food can actually give you more energy!

We have been told for years that skipping meals will make you gain weight. We have been told you must eat breakfast, lunch and dinner. We have been told to eat snacks in between meals to keep from getting too hungry.

Nothing can be further from the truth. The more you eat, especially if you are eating carbohydrates, the hungrier you will be throughout the day.

Another key component in raising your energy levels is hydration. If you are not properly hydrated you will feel sluggish. You should drink half your bodyweight in ounces every day. (If you weight 180 lbs, you should drink 90 ounces of water a day.) When you are dehydrated you can confuse it with hunger. This can lead to overeating.

You should be exercising 5-6 times per week. This should include weight training and cardiovascular exercise. The more you move your body, the more you will WANT to move your body. Motion creates energy. If you do nothing else, you should be exercising. It can change your mindset instantly and put you into an energetic state.

I used to do what I called The Superman Workout when I was looking for more energy. I decided I was going to start a swimming program at the gym. After 40 minutes or so of swimming I would hit the steam room. Then when I could not stand the steam anymore (about 10 minutes) I would take an ice cold shower. When I walked out of the gym I felt like I was about to come off the ground. I felt absolutely invigorated. This is why I started calling it The Superman Workout. I felt like I was gonna take to the sky and fly!

This is what I felt like after doing what I dubbed The Superman Workout

You absolutely must keep your energy levels high to accomplish great things. This is done by limiting carbohydrates, drinking more water, exercising and eating fewer calories. This is how you can give yourself super human energy levels. This is what the next level achievers are doing.

There is no reason to bog your system down every 3-4 hours with a heavy meal. Eat some protein, maybe some nuts and seeds or veggies. Keep your fire burning. If you eat a bunch of bread or potatoes at lunch time, you will be tired in the afternoon. Your brain won’t be working.

So eat lighter, drink more water, start exercising and watch your energy levels skyrocket.

 

Stop Consuming and Start Producing

Be a producer instead of a consumer. How many of you follow people who you envy on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram? I do.

I have been a “self help” junkie for the last 2 decades. I have read every book and listened to every “guru” out there. I have always been a “consumer” when it comes to self help and improvement. But one day I decided to write my own program. It was a weight loss program. I wrote it, launched it and soon was making 10k a month. A month! You can read about it here. This is what can happen when you start producing instead of consuming.

I can’t tell you how many times I have been working on something and decided to go check out somebody elses content. Next thing I know I have been sucked into an internet rabbit hole. By the time I come up for breath I am tired, unmotivated and have wasted hours.

This is not only about social media consumption. How much time do you spend a day wishing you were somewhere else? How much time do you spend talking about someone more successful than you? How much time are you consumed by something somebody else is doing?

Instead of talking about how so and so lost a bunch of weight and got in shape, why not get yourself in shape. Why not give people a reason to talk about you? Stop consuming other peoples success. Start creating your own. You are giving your personal energy away to someone else when you do this. Create your own energy. Create your own life for THEM to be envious of.

Be the producer. The producer gets the girl or guy. The producer gets the raise or new postiiton. The producer finds a way out of mediocrity. The producer lives a REAL life!

Why not start building your life? Work on the job you have and see how you can become more valuable to the people you work for. This is how people move up and get ahead.

Going from a consumer to a producer will help you recognize opportunity. You will start to develop insight and new ways to make your life better.

Have A Budget and Save What Is Left

Start budgeting and saving. You need to start building YOUR future. Saving some money is the easiest way to start “making more money”. You can give yourself a raise by simply not spending ALL of your money every week. Building your wealth starts with saving money.

If you become successful but don’t know how to live within your means, it does not matter. You will always be broke. I was making a quarter million dollars a month and was basically broke. Why? Because I had no idea how much I was spending.

So my big three success principles are these:

  1. Get in shape and get your energy levels where they should be
  2. Stop consuming and start producing a life you deserve.
  3. Start saving money and growing your life. Stuff doesn’t matter, your bank account does. It will give you peace of mind and a stress free life.

These are the big three guys and gals. This is my mission here. To push these three things as hard as I can. If you can accomplish these three things you will be healthier, happier and have less stress. This will help you live a happier, healthier, more fulfilled life.

 

3 Ways To Become A Charismatic, Energetic Indiviual

If you are going to be successful, you are going to need energy and lots of it. If you look at any successful person, they have lots of energy. When someone describes someone who charismatic, it is almost always preceded or followed by energetic. “Wow, what a charismatic, energetic guy!”

Energy creates momentum. When you are enthusiastic and energetic, the world seems to open up to you. Things start falling in your lap. You get luckier. Energy is the cornerstone of any successful individual. Energy creates more of what we want and need in life!

So how do we create more energy? Well I have narrowed it down to a few things.

Here are my 3 tips for creating more energy for your life.

Watch What You Put In Your Mouth.

Don’t be like this guy.

Over the last few years I have been contemplating getting on testosterone replacement therapy. The main reason for this was lack of energy. Fatigue. After doing the research I decided not to take the testosterone. I had a nagging feeling that if I lost weight and ate right, the fatigue would go away.

So last month I did a dry January. I quit drinking and cut my calories down to about 1,200 a day. I ate mostly lower carb food, but not always. I stuck to this diet religiously for the month of January.

The result was that my energy skyrocketed.

Once I wasn’t bogging my system down with food every few hours, my energy went through the roof. I had so much energy at night I started organizing everything in my house. I also became an idea machine. Ideas once again began to flood my brain. I started to get motivated like I haven’t been in a long time.

So before anything, I would advise cutting calories. Stop eating HEAVY meals like bread and pasta.  Lots of bread and carbs in the middle of the day will zap your energy. I can think of nothing that will kill my afternoon energy levels more than a carbohydrate heavy lunch.

Try eating light during the day. Lean protein (chicken, tuna, eggs, turkey), veggies, nuts and seeds. These things will give you energy instead of zapping it. They will fuel your body instead of bogging it down.

Drink lots of water. You don’t need to overdo it, but stay hydrated. Keep water nearby and drink it often.

Get Your Body Moving

This girl definitely looks charismatic and energetic.

Tony Robbins says motion creates emotion. If you lay on the couch all day, how much energy do you think you will have? None. What about if you move around. Much more?

Have you ever noticed how much more animated you are when you pace while on the phone? What about when you talk on the phone while lying down? You can almost hear someone laying down when talking to them on the phone.

So move around. Get up and move your arms and legs throughout the day. Get animated. If you sit and act tired, you will be tired. Get work done at a fast clip. Jump up and clear your desk, organize your area. Stop putting things off. Get moving.

Also, you must start an exercise routine. Exercise creates energy. If you exercise in the morning it will start your day on a positive energy note. If you exercise in the evening it will do the same. You will sleep better and be more restored the next day. This will snowball into an energetic lifestyle.

You know what they say. An object in motion will stay in motion. This is more true than you know. If you are going to be an energetic, successful person you must be a mover. Stay on the move all day. Take the stairs. Park far away and walk.

I remember when I trained for a marathon. I would catch myself driving around looking for a closer parking spot. What the hell. I would run ten miles in the morning and then drive around looking for a spot 30 yards closer to the store. Find ways to move more throughout the day. Be different from the lazy sheep you see all around you.

Watch What You Put In Your Mind

Don’t put garbage in your mind. Garbage in, garbage out.

The last thing is to put motivating things into your mind. Read blogs like these. Follow inspirational people on social media.

If all you do is read about politics and negative press coverage, it will zap your energy.

Keep guard of your mind at all times. You can become depressed just by the media you allow into your brain. 99 percent of it is nothing but propaganda anyways. It is designed to make you scared and worried. This keeps people watching.

Change your habits. Stop watching the news and watch uplifting movies. Read uplifting, motivational books. Read and listen to energetic, charismatic individuals because this is the goal. This is who you want to emulate.

Those are a few ways you can use to gain more personal energy. When people describe you to someone, maybe they will say he/she is a charismatic, energetic individual. Charismatic, energetic people rule the world. Be a leader, not a follower. Create a routine to increase your energy. Start today!