Wow – this series is cranking. Let’s recap for a minute, shall we?
Part I we cleared the clutter, Part II – I discussed my “desk”. Part III took a deeper look at my traveling office. Part IV was the spring cleanse and Part V was keeping it fresh with new environments.
Today, we take a slight detour.
If you want to take your business to the absolute highest level – then you MUST get into top physical condition. There are simply no excuses.
Now first a disclaimer, I’m not perfect. And although my education is in exercise science – my nutrition and fitness habits to slip from time to time. And, perhaps like you, if I slip too much I pack on a few extra pounds – but I quickly realize I’m falling into bad habits and get myself back.
This isn’t a post about the science of eating right and exercise. I’m sure you’ve heard all of the benefits.
I can tell you from experience, even if I’m just 5 pounds heavier than I usually am – I feel it. Not dramatic differences, but enough to notice. Maybe I’m a little more tired than usual. Or I have just a little more trouble concentrating.
And when I’m back eating the way I should be. And doing short, intense workouts – my business is humming along. My thoughts are more clear and my energy is through the roof.
Then I realize if you are not taking care of your body, you will never reach your peak level of FINANCIAL success either.
Getting into great shape is pretty simple. It’s not always easy, but it is simple.
I won’t even attempt to touch “nutrition” as I know there are so many different styles of eating. Some praise the benefits of Paleo while others are Vegans. To each their own. And if it works for you, that’s great.
Personally, I believe if you just eat less (most of us eat way too much) and stick with lean proteins and veggies – you’ll be fine. I also don’t deprive myself and if I’ve been eating well and exercising – yessir, I will have that popcorn when I go to the movies. Everything in moderation – including moderation is what I live by.
Oh yeah – you don’t need to join a gym either. Remember, this series is the “minimalist” marketer.
Good old-fashioned bodyweight exercises work just fine. You can do just about anything with your own body – and it’s 100% minimalist.
No equipment. You can workout anywhere (even in a hotel room). Heck, you don’t even need sneakers (I workout barefoot in my house). So there’s no excuse.
Here’s a fun blast from the past. Years ago, I did a video training series with Zach Even-esh – and below are some highlights of us getting creative with bodyweight training. (yes, that is really me doing all those insane pushups!). Maybe it will give you some ideas…
And feel free to make fun of either me or Zach (preferably Zach!).
Feel better. Perform better. And live your life to the fullest.
DO YOU THINK YOU CAN BUILD A BETTER BUSINESS..
JUST BY GETTING INTO BETTER SHAPE? COMMENT BELOW!
P.S. This is the one supplement I take everyday without fail – and I and suggest everyone take as well.
P.P.S. I’m considering making my first new fitness product in almost 6 years… let me know if you are interested in a real-world program by a 40-year-old former fitness pro who has 4 kids and works from starbucks. Feel free to reply below!