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Today’s my 25th birthday and I thought it would be fun to reflect on a few pieces of wisdom I’ve learned and used.
But I don’t want to share a generic list of self-help diarrhea that most fake guru’s vomit from their mouth…
I want to give you the information that has moved the needle for me. The LAWS that have actually made a difference in my life…
But first, I want to apologize.
I want to apologize for not being around.
For being an absentee.
For failing you.
See, over the past year I’ve been hiding in my secret lab, working with my team… and refining our strategy for total world domination, in this infopolluted atmosphere.
Because I’ve noticed a horrible trend.
Everyone seems to be drowning in information, but starving for results…
And at the end of the day, results are what matter. So over the past 9 months, my team and I have been refining the strategy, focusing on one thing:
Giving you the information that actually works,even (and especially) if it’s difficult to swallow.
So you get results. Period. For now, though, let’s jump into 10 lessons from 25 years of living.
In no particular order…
1. Invest in yourself –
this is the only investment that has consistently returned 10x for my mentors and I, year after year after year. Do not underestimate its power.
2. Keep it simple
Counting calories + training = fat loss/muscle gain
Look good + talk to girls = get laid
Solve a problem = money
Stop with the tricks, hacks and tips.
Just follow a formula, and DO THE WORK.
3. There is no excuse for being fat
Spend 6-12 months counting your calories, get in shape and then cruise
Life will be better, I promise.
4. Have skin in the game
Most people will tell you to get a mentor for free. They’re wrong.
The greeks have a saying, there’s no such thing as a free lunch. People, especially successful people, don’t give something for nothing.
By paying mentors, you achieve too things:
1. You show them you are serious about learning, and they will teach you properly
2. You have skin in the game – which is often the missing ingredient to success
5. Money is not the only currency you need to build.
Influence, status, and your network are all extremely valuable currencies that can be traded
You need to build them all
Your network is your net worth, is a tried and true fact.
6. There’s no plan B, only Plan A
By far the #1 regret in life is NOT trying and being afraid to fail.
Follow your instincts. They are correct. Don’t settle for plan B, when you have a plan A. It’s just a distraction.
Be all in – even if you fail, you won’t regret it. I promise.
7. Have fun
If you are reading this, you are probably not normal. It’s a good thing, most of the time. The problem I see, and have myself, is not being able to let go and have fun.
This can take a significant toll on your mental health and ever performance. Not to mention, it’s good to have fun. We only get one life.
So here’s my prescription…
At least 2x a month, SCHEDULE SOME FUN.
This can be a new activity, experience, or just somethign you like to do. But you have to schedule it, stick to it and execute it. It doesn’t have to be crazy, but it should be memorable. Your goal(s) can wait until tomorrow.
As a good friend of mine once said:
Make sure you are alive and not just breathing.
8. Insecurity is your best friend
Let it motivate you, and help you burn the midnight oil. Because one day you won’t be insecure…
And while security is a nice feeling, it doesn’t get you going in the morning.
9. Every little bit counts
You will have days that you are just “on”. Everything is clicking, and you are CRUSHING your goals with 110% effort and enthusiasm.
Other days the magic will be gone. That’s okay. Not everyday is supposed to be perfect.
The trick is to make sure you just do something on those days. It’s better than doing nothing and then regretting it.
Because the fact is this, having a day where you give 25% effort is still better than nothing. In fact, it’s far more compounding than that.
If your #1 goal is to [BLANK] – doing [something] is better than doing nothing that day.
Don’t confuse laziness with needing a rest day.
Earn your rest days.
10. Take action
I hate vomiting cliché personal development advice, but taking action is the #1 secret to getting anything and everything you want in life.
Pick a goal or two, and put as much time, effort, energy, and thought into achieving it as you can. Obsesses over it. Trim the fat; the toxic relationships, the time wasting video games…
I’ll even go as far as to say STOP READING ABOUT IT
Reading about something isn’t taking action
It’s not even considered learning, because learning is part of experience
And experience is a by-product of ACTION
So stop reading my blog
AND GO BUILD AN EPIC LIFE!
This is one of my go to workouts whenever I’m travelling or can’t access the gym.
Or when the world shuts down because of a super bug…
The most INSANE bodyweight workout
- Push-Ups x 100
- Jump Squats x 100
- Knee Grab Sit-Ups x 100
- Pike Push-Ups x 100
- Lunges x 100 (50 per leg)
Start a timer. Complete 100 reps, then move on to the next exercise.
Your goal is to do it in the shortest amount of time possible.
Once you complete this once, recored your time.
And then beat it.
A general fitness test I have some of my clients do is how many push ups can they do in a row.
A good number is 50.
It demonstrates a mix of power, strength and endurance. If you can’t do 50 pushups in a row
Because it’s not where you start, but where you finish.
Here’s a foolproof action plan to get you there in 30 days flat.
The 30 day 50 pushup challenge…
(each number represents the number of push ups to do and each ” | ” represents a rest period. Rest as little as needed)
My grandmother, my dad’s mom, passed away in February of 2018. She had been declining for a long time; dementia, in a wheelchair, had to be put into assisted living.
She was a shell of herself when she passed away, and could no longer speak. She had a full life, had great successes, has grown children and grand children.
But at the end of her life, and the way she came to her end, she had no idea what was going on anymore. My Mother, she asked me before she passed away, “Why do you think she declined so fast?”
My answer-“Gravity”. As ridiculous as it may sound, that is why.
Gravity and health
Gravity is an omnipresent force, it is pulling us down closer to the earth every second of our lives.
Understanding this is a “First Principle” to understanding your health. I am not describing things in analogies, but as they actually are. Gravity is why the human body has muscle, it is why organisms grow UP towards the sky.
Its also why your heart must be strong enough to pump blood throughout your body, it is why your bones are as strong they are. It is why we develop arthritis as we age, and why it becomes harder to stand upright the weaker we become. Gravity is why our bodies have WEIGHT that is measurable.
Gravity is why excess weight is damaging to our skeletons and internal health. It becomes clear why a lack of exercise, muscle, and physical strength are so debilitating.
It becomes clear why hours and hours of sitting is not good for us. Not only does it dramatically lower our metabolism, but in the long term, it degrades our ability to move.
Your cells don’t count time
How do you counteract gravity then?
You build muscle and develop strength. Muscle is the Holy Grail of Health.The more muscular and stronger you are, the more resistant your body is to gravity and the effects of aging.
Aging, more often that not is a lack of muscle to resist gravity, instead of the “time” you have been on earth.
Your cells do not know time. Which means that you can be 80, while looking and feeling like 50, or 40 or even 30.
Remember that, next time you think about skipping the gym.
There’s a question I’ve gotten quite a bit recently from some of my private clients.
“Peter, what is the most important thing in life: health, wealth or relationships?”
Here’s what I think.
All of them are extremely important.
They all play a factor in quality of life and your overall happiness.
However, if I had to choose one, it would be health.
Yesterday, my brother was driving through the snowy lands of Canada when he hit black ice.
His car spun out of control on the free way, a hit the guard rail, hard.
Three air bags explode to protect him, while he prays that his car doesn’t get hit by any of the cars traveling 60/mph along the freeway.
Thankfully, no overtly serious health problems came out of it all.
But it taught me the value of health and why nothing matters more than it.
How would your life would be if you were the richest person in the world, but couldn’t get out of bed and have to commit every hour from your chemotherapy treatments.
Or if you had the greatest kids in the world, but you were too fat to play with them.
Or you died suddenly because of avoidable health issues, robbing them of years of bonding.
How would your life be if you had the greatest friend group, but could never party with them or hang out because you were always battling colds, the flu or injuries?
You don’t want to be the richest man in the graveyard.
So take care of you health.
Make it a priority now so that one day you won’t suffer the consequences.
Today’s my 25th birthday and I thought it would be fun to reflect on a few pieces of wisdom I’ve learned and used. But I don’t want to share a generic list of self-help diarrhea that most fake guru’s…
This is one of my go to workouts whenever I’m travelling or can’t access the gym. Or when the world shuts down because of a super bug… The most INSANE bodyweight workout Push-Ups x 100 Jump Squats x 100…
A general fitness test I have some of my clients do is how many push ups can they do in a row. A good number is 50. It demonstrates a mix of power, strength and endurance. If you can’t do…
My grandmother, my dad’s mom, passed away in February of 2018. She had been declining for a long time; dementia, in a wheelchair, had to be put into assisted living. She was a shell of herself when she passed…
There’s a question I’ve gotten quite a bit recently from some of my private clients. “Peter, what is the most important thing in life: health, wealth or relationships?” Here’s what I think. All of them are extremely important. …