While working out today I was listening to a James Altucher podcast where he was interviewing Tony Robbins. I’ve been a fan of Tony for a lot of years. Have read all his books and seen him live at one of his events when we were living in London. One thing he said that really stood out to me was “everyday do something to strengthen your mind and do something to strengthen your body.”
I’m a fan of simple but we live in a world that glorifies complexity. The more complicated things are the better. The busier you are the better. The more things you have and the more things you have to do the better. In my opinion it creates distractions. Diffuses our effort. We obviously have our non-negotiables: going to work, going to school, feeding the kids…..and so on. But outside of that we need to commit to growing ourselves physically and mentally on a regular basis. With that being said there is no one-size-fits-all approach to this. First off, everybody has different interests and is at different stages and levels both physically and mentally. For one person walking a mile a day could be a great thing for their physical health and for another that would pose little to no challenge. Don’t be discouraged if you’re at the place where walking a mile is a big deal. Everybody starts somewhere. But just commit to doing something physical that you get some enjoyment out of everyday.
Same holds true for working on your mental game. Do you enjoy reading, watching videos, attending physical events, listening to audio books or podcasts. The great thing with some of these is you can kill two birds with one stone. While you’re doing some form of exercise you can listen to an audio book or a podcast. That’s what I personally committed to. I used to listen to music during my workout but I realized it’s 4-5+ hours a week that I could be using to grow my mental game while I’m challenging myself physically. Nothing against listening to the latest Ed Sheeran hit but it’s not going to add zeroes to my bank account. Why not learn from Gary Vee or one his highly accomplished guests or listen to a book on leadership by John Maxwell instead.
Even if it’s just 15-30 minutes a day. You’ll be blown away with within a matter of days and weeks how much better you’re thinking and feeling.
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