How to Invest for SuccessJul 09, 2021
Your life is busy and complex, with many grownup responsibilities.
Maybe there's "never enough time" for exercise and good nutrition.
But the secret to getting lean and strong isn't crazy workouts and short-sighted diets.
It's shortening your to-do list.
It's in using extreme prejudice on what you will and won't put on your list.
It's not putting something on there unless you know it will get it done.
See the difference?
This daily-action-plan process is one of the most powerful things you can do.
Do yourself a solid and try it.
Now, a word of warning.
As powerful as this action plan is, it's just one part of my fitness-and-nutrition coaching system.
It's just the tip of the iceberg.
👉 Average is not a very lofty goal.
If you're ready to be more than average, invest in yourself.
Fran invested in his success.
He lost over 50 pounds and improved the quality of his life.
If you're willing to take imperfect action and do the work, like Fran, you can enjoy the same success too.
Don't stand on the sideline.
If you want to change your life, take action.
Get your head in the game.
I wanted to share some inspiring words from Martin Rooney, a strength-and-conditioning coach who I admire and respect a lot.
So without further ado, here's a timeless lesson from Coach Rooney.
I hope you enjoy this as much as I do.
Invest for Success
By Coach Rooney
When you were born, you were given the greatest gift in the cosmos.
You were given a life of time. Most people, however, don’t value their time. Perhaps this is because this great gift was given to us for free.
Think you are smart enough to avoid “spending” your time?
In fact, many people spend huge amounts of their time each day without any return on investment.
When you spend your time in front of the TV, searching aimlessly on the internet, eating the wrong food or hanging out with the wrong people, you are spending time with no real hope of a positive return.
The short-term return of a cheap laugh, sugar rush, or extra pound of fat may feel good at the time, but is worthless for a trainer (or anyone for that matter) in the long term.
A successful life is not created when you simply spend time.
Success happens when you invest it.
No matter who you are or where you are from, you have something in common with everyone else: you were given 24 hours today, and the clock is ticking.
In your "time budget," you are given 24 hours in a day.
Today you, like everyone else, will get 24 hours. What you do with each 24 hour day added up over your lifetime will determine your future.
If you really understand that, then every hour, minute and second becomes valuable.
In fact, time is more valuable than money because you can always get more money, but once your time is gone, you cannot have it back.
When you invest money, you should expect a return.
The same should be true for your time.
The great news?
Investing in yourself doesn’t need to be a huge lifestyle overhaul in just a few days or weeks.
What counts is gradual progress with a clear goal in mind of appreciating self-optimization.
Here is my list of 5 things you can do to make sure you’re actively protecting your most important investment:
1. Eat Well
It sounds easy, but for many people, cleaning up one’s diet can be a challenge when confronted with habits, traditions, and peer pressures.
Going back to our car example, think of it this way: if you want your car to last as long as possible and run smoothly and efficiently, the clear choice is premium-grade gasoline.
Similarly, if you want your body and health to be at the highest level of performance, only feed yourself premium “fuel” in natural, whole forms.
Many people these days are concerned with working out more, multitasking, and trying too hard to do too much.
While keeping busy is not inherently bad, not getting sufficient rest to recover is.
You can’t build muscle without rest days and you can’t master new skills without time to digest it.
Society lately has grown progressively inclined to read short blurbs about interesting topics because that’s what fits on your laptop and smartphone screens, but that scenario leaves some things to be desired.
Yes, online has rich content (I hope this newsletter is one of them), but it’s also important to dive into good books.
The longer and deeper the material, the more your mind will be stimulated by its content and the more you’ll learn and grow.
This is probably a no-brainer for those of you reading, but it still must be mentioned.
Exercise keeps your metabolism healthy, your hormones in balance, your muscles and physiology running efficiently, and energizes your brain so you can keep learning and working on yourself every day.
Exercise is also really fun, and a great chance to spend time with friends and build relationships.
5. Get Regular Check-ups (Dentist/Doctor)
It would be a shame for all of your hard work to go to waste because you’re home sick from work.
You don’t need to obsess, but knowing where you stand every so often is very empowering and useful for many situations.
This is even more important when you decide to try some big diet or exercise changes and you want to know how your physiology is changing.
The more informed of your own health, the better equipped you’ll be to control it.
Don’t just learn how to spend time, instead learn how to invest it.
I love this message.
Straight and to the point. If you are ready to invest in your health, then I'll give you the EXACT roadmap to help you create the leanest and strongest version of yourself.
Results are guaranteed, by the way.
To your success, Coach Joe
P.S. If you have at least 10 pounds of bodyfat to lose, and you're coachable, I have a few spots left. If you're even thinking that maybe this is something you'd be interested in, don't hesitate.