This was a press record and talk episode. I’ve talked about my experiences in dealing with negative people over the last ten years. Parts of this episode are very raw and I’ve used some stories from my personal life that I haven’t talked about before so I hope it helps.
Ask yourself, who am I spending most of my time with? 05:34
“You’re the average of the five people you spend the most time with” – Jim Rohn
If you can’t cut people because they’re family or in your workplace, you need to give their words less weight! 14:36
“If you wouldn’t switch positions with someone, why are you listening to them?”
There are three types of people in this world, people who give you energy, people who drain your energy and those who are neutral.
Who are the emotional vampires in your immediate environment?
Are they just projecting onto you? 36:49
“Somebody projecting hate or negativity on you is normally a reflection of what’s going on in their life. That’s on them, not you! Remember hurt people hurt people”
“There’s always someone smarter, leaner, bigger. There’s always a bigger d*ck!” 43:10
Personally, I’m always trying to optimize things in my life to get more done, have more impact and be more effective and happier in general. I break my life into four quadrants (Health, Wealth, Love and Fulfillment) and score them out of 10 every month. These experiments are all ones that have ‘stuck’ and that I’ve doubled down on to improve on the areas of life that are important to me so hopefully, this episode helps you determine what’s really important to you and what experiments can help you get to those goals quicker.
1 Getting up an hour earlier (start with 15 minutes earlier) 20:41
2 Not checking social media first thing in the morning 25:05
3 Getting ‘R.E.M.’ based sleep 28:18
4 Doing finishers instead of ‘boring’ cardio 31:43
5 Turn your car into a library on wheels (audiobooks) 37:02
6 Digital detox every Sunday 45:11
7 Emails, Whatsapp or ‘100 times a day tasks’ at designated times only 47:00
8 Reducing blue light in the evening to help with better sleep 48:11
9 Cutting all caffeine three days every week (this is hard!) 49:51
10 Seeing money and time as wasting, spending or investing (paying for value, not price) 52:21
11 Working only at optimal times – being productive vs. being busy 56:08
12 Writing down goals or things that are bothering me to reduce anxiety 59:40
What’s your opinion on taking zinc as a supplement? 11:06
What’s next after finishing Marathon Des Sables? 17:54
I have a holiday in 8 weeks, can't get motivated to get in shape for it, any tips for getting motivated? 20:59
I’m a mom to a 10-month girl, I was heavily involved in fitness before I got pregnant but since I’ve had her I feel like I don’t deserve to train again, as if guilt starts to kick in. Is it a maternal thing? I desperately want to train and not have that guilt hanging over me, I find it helps me escape from the world? 24:43
The blog today was exceptional Brian (in show notes). Question and maybe it's silly but how do you keep yourself on track every day mentally? Do you have things every day that you do for yourself to keep you at peace or pushing forward? Or is it all about your frame of mind rather than routines? 33:155 Questions To Ask Yourself If You Struggle With How You Look Blog