Is Your Business Costing You Your Health? 

Is your business costing you your health?

Nothing has more of an impact on your business than your health. It’s the foundation for how you show up every day. Since you’re an entrepreneur, you’re putting in twice the effort and hours, and experiencing double the stress as a normal person. Which is why you must make your health a even higher priority than most people. You simply don’t have time to get sick.

Maybe you feel like you need a coffee IV just to get through the day? Or maybe you’ve gained some weight because of poor eating habits?

Maybe you’ve found yourself not exercising because of your insanely busy schedule, or have a difficult time falling or staying asleep? These are all common situations for busy entrepreneurs who have lost sight of what’s really most important… their health. You could have all the money in the world but without your health, you can’t enjoy it.

When asked what surprised him about humanity the most, the Dalai Lama replied:

“Man. Because he sacrifices his health in order to make money. Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health. And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present; the result being that he does not live in the present or the future; he lives as if he is never going to die, and then dies having never really lived.”

If you Googled “how to improve my health,” you would find endless opinions, approaches, and fads to achieve this goal. Which is why it’s so essential to keep things simple because complexity is the enemy of execution.

You can optimize your performance as an individual and as a business owner and still move the ball down the court. But chances are if you are reading this you are driving around with your check engine light on right now… not in your car but in the vessel that you are journeying through life in…your body.

We often completely ignore our bodies “check engine” light and hope it just magically turns off.

Unfortunately, it won’t until of course, we do something about it.

And if we wait until shit really starts breaking down to finally take the “car” in for service at that point we’ve done 10x the damage and it’s gonna cost 10x the amount of money to fix it.

This is what we do in our health.

Just because it’s the norm doesn’t make it normal.

  • Being 10+lbs overweight
  • Getting sick 1-2x per year
  • Feel chronically tired
  • Constantly stressed and overwhelmed
  • Not sleeping well
  • Feeling mentally anxious and afraid

We must start paying more attention to our bodies “check engine light.”

Our bodies speak to us… it’s up to us to listen.

Are you listening? If you’re not it is only a matter of time until your body will force you too.

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I’ve realized how important sleep really is to mental and physical performance, so I put together a new workshop to help you get and stay asleep! If you’d like to sleep like a baby every night, reclaim your energy, take back your health and experience more freedom in your mind, body, and life… 
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Venting and complaining is a TERRIBLE strategy if you want to heal quickly

Venting and complaining is a TERRIBLE strategy if you want to heal quickly. TERRIBLE!

Of course, your archaic books and therapists will tell you this is good, but I’m here to tell you that venting and complaining is one of the easiest ways to keep yourself in an emotional prison.

Venting once, fine. But venting regularly and complaining is essentially an addiction!

People only think the venting is good because it helps them feel good temporarily. Ironically this is what drugs do to you as well! They feel good too. Don’t confuse something that feels good with something that is actually NOT good for you.

The similarity between complaining and drugs is not a coincidence!

How many people do you know who are negative all the time, who constantly complain? No one wants to be around those people!

So stop it!

When you vent your body releases chemicals from the emotions and those emotions are addictive! So every time you vent and release chemicals all you are doing is re-solidifying those neural networks that are associated with complaining and venting.

Venting is good for no one! It solves nothing and it can be as addictive as drugs or alcohol.

I’m sure your friends tell you it’s good to vent, or even worse your therapist or counselor. But if you are reading this that is because what you have been doing has NOT been working!

What you are actually looking for is to develop the skill of emotional resiliency. Emotional resiliency does not mean you ignore challenging events, it means you have a skill so that ultimately you are in control of how you feel regardless of your external circumstances. But you’ve tried this you say? Sure, maybe you have, but you’ve gone about it the wrong way. You might not like that I am telling you this, but that is the truth. If for years you have tried to ‘think positive’, and have failed, it is time to admit your way is not working!

So, what is the right way?

The first step is to recognize emotional resiliency is a skill. It is not learned in a silo. To learn this conditioning process, just like any skill you will need a coach who is an expert in this type of conditioning. To really learn any skill at an expert level, you need an expert feedback mechanism. And here is a newsflash for you, no book or youtube video can give you that. So here comes the real reason why your life may have been tough many years or even decades. Ready?

The top performers in the world all leverage top performers. They all utilize a mentor who is the very best and proven to deliver the skill they are trying to achieve. So here is my question, if the top performers stand on the shoulders of giants and all use mentors, why aren’t you doing that? Why are you making your life so much harder than it has to be? You don’t have to believe me, but if you have ever heard of Tony Robbins you should know the basic premise of his model is that the quickest fastest way to achieve your goal is to model (in person!) the individual who has the skill you desire! The rocket ship to your dream is a mentor! And let me be even more clear. A mentor is not your friend or neighbor. A mentor is defined as someone who is proven to have your desired skill at the highest level, a true proven expert. And yes, anyone at a world-class level is going to charge a price to learn from them.

So it is time for some real self-love in your life!

Everyone loves to give advice about self-love, but very few really know what that really means in practical terms. When you REALLY love yourself you INVEST in yourself BECAUSE YOU BELIEVE IN YOURSELF and KNOW that you are worth the investment. Besides if you won’t invest in yourself, why would anyone else want to invest in you?

For many of you it 2018 was a year you weren’t feeling so thankful. So if you still believe that time heals all wounds, I’d like to welcome you to the year 2019. So how about you put yourself FIRST this one time and give yourself the best gift ever?

Give yourself the gift of emotional resiliency. But the reason this gift has alluded you is because you have gone about it the wrong way. Emotional resiliency is a skill. It is not something that is magically learned. You could meditate from now till 2029 and never magically learn this skill. You can fight this fact or you can embrace it as a right of passage. Make no mistake having control of your emotional states and energy are the ultimate resources to make all of your dreams come true. Because when you are in full control of your emotions, you are in control of your relationships and your life!

All the best for 2019!

Guest submission by Lance Mikkel

Bad Sleep Makes You Fat| Here is How…

Good, restorative, restful sleep is the cornerstone of wellness. 

“You can get away with eating bad and skipping a workout for a day or two but not sleeping well just one night causes your body and mind to breakdown in any number of subtle, and not so subtle, ways. Sleeping well, promotes focused mental performance, a stable mood, a strong immune system, a healthy stress response, proper cellular repair and a healthy metabolism. 

It’s also when your body does much of its disease-fighting maintenance work – when it ‘takes out the cellular trash,’ makes repairs and restores you for the day ahead. So, when you’re chronically short on restorative sleep, it’s a lot bigger deal than just feeling lousy and cranky in the morning – you’re inviting increased risk for serious health problems.

Another major reason to raise your sleep game? Weight control. Turns out, the lack of good, quality sleep also disrupts your metabolism and hormonal balance, which in turn play a big role in weight gain. 

Here’s a snapshot of how seven of the key hormones that regulate metabolism and how poor sleep impacts them:

1) Not enough quality sleep = more fat-triggering cortisol.

Lack of sleep is a stressor. Stress stimulates cortisol production which signals your body to retain fat by disrupting your insulin response, promoting insulin resistance.

2) Not enough quality sleep = carb cravings

Excess cortisol can trigger excess hunger, usually for starches and sweet stuff, in other words, a junkie-level addiction to sweets.

3) Not enough quality sleep = not enough fat-burning glucagon.

Just as too much-insulin cues your body to store fat, glucagon tells your body to burn it. When you don’t get enough good quality sleep, glucagon levels drop, leaving you without enough glucagon on hand to keep burning fat.

4) Not enough quality sleep = less heart-helping adiponectin.

Adiponectin is a hormone that promotes insulin sensitivity and helps your body break down fat. It also decreases inflammation and supports cardiovascular function. Less sleep means you lose those benefits—and gain weight.

5) Not enough quality sleep = less satiety-taming leptin. 

Leptin is the hormone that causes you to feel full. When leptin levels are low, that feeling of fullness is slow in coming and that delay results in eating more than your body really needs.

6) Not enough quality sleep = too much ghrelin. 

Ghrelin is the hormone that triggers hunger. When your ghrelin levels are high, you feel hungrier than you should, and again, you eat more.

7) Not enough quality sleep = insufficient human growth hormone (HGH).

HGH improves your body’s ability to metabolize fat, so when HGH levels drop, weight tends to rise. This “fountain of youth” hormone is made during the deepest stage of sleep, so it’s not enough just to get sleep—you have to get deep, uninterrupted sleep.”

Ready to raise your sleep game – starting tonight?

1. Take the Sleep Quiz!
This 28-second quiz will help you identify the specific key area (mental, physical or environmental) you must focus on FIRST to fall asleep faster and stay asleep all night long. Start the sleep audit quiz to uncover what’s holding you back from a deep peaceful nights rest tonight… click here 

2. Work with me privately
If you’d like to work directly with me to improve your sleep on a personal level, just email and put “sleep coaching” in the subject line. Tell me about your sleep and how you want it to improve, and I’ll get you all the details!

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