I started January fired up…but only for business. And so I spent the month doing LITERALLY 18-20 hour days at the desk with a $100-$200 a day GrubHub spend.
I had a HUGE pot belly. It was getting harder to breathe when walking and stuff. Man titties were starting to come in (come on, we know that’s the scariest one!!!) More chins than Chinatown started making their way into the picture.
Not ONE of these lines on my body was even REMOTELY close to showing and I had ZERO HINT of any definition.
But “Fuck Health!” because…
“I’m in launch mode.”
“I’m building something BIG.”
“I’m building something that will CHANGE LIVES!”
“I’m going to be doing $100K a month with this in a BLINK!”
“I just need to CONDENSE TIME and get this done!!!”
I sat in front of a screen and sucked down sugary coffee drinks while eating processed fucking sandwiches and smoking a dozen joints to the face during the day to “make it okay”.
“I’ll just rebalance the health LATER!”
“I’ll get back into it AFTER I launch.”
The lies we tell ourselves, right?
MEANWHILE…my friends…my fucking BROTHERS…
“Ben, want to come to Whole Foods with us?”
“Ben, stop cracking your neck. Come to the chiro with us.”
“Ben, let’s hit the gym man! We’re about to go!!!”
I fucking snapped.
I SNAPPED when I realized how far on the wrong side of the fence I was.
I signed up for the gym and started going more days of the week than I wasn’t going.
I signed up for the chiro and started going weekly and it’s already helped YEARS worth of neck pain.
I started going to Whole Foods and taking the time to INVEST in my body instead of just ordering low-quality food online.
I started hitting the run and fast incline walks at the ends of my workouts to burn of excess fat.
I started hitting the Saunas and Steam Rooms at the gym after the workouts to detoxify my body and cool down.
I started learning about what kinds of supplements and hacks I could add onto an already healthy routine to amplify it.
I’m not shred-city with an 8-pack (YET) but fuck, three weeks ago I had ZERO lines on my body, just flab and fat and a belly that was poking out trying to touch the mirror.
I’ve made such big progress in such a short amount of time.
And look, I’ve gained weight, lost weight, repeated that loop before. But I’ve never been as on-fucking-fire as I am right now.
And you know WHY?
Because of the TRIBE!
Because my BROTHERS who I would literally real-life-kill-someone to protect PUSHED ME and DIDN’T STOP PUSHING ME even when I fought and fought and fought.
They saw me having the $1,000 days.
They saw me hitting new levels in business.
And they would congratulate me for it…
…and then REMIND ME of what I’d SACRIFICED (that I didn’t NEED to sacrifice, KEY POINT) to get there.
And I snapped.
I’ve lost 11 pounds of beta-fuckboy-fat in these past 3 weeks.
I’ve been eating clean.
My confidence levels are out of control like they’ve NEVER been even when I’ve had my biggest business days ever.
It’s allowed me to open myself up to a 90 Day 100% Sobriety Split Test which I NEVER thought I’d be able to do (haven’t been 90 days sober EVER since end of middle school).
I said earlier I’ll be making $100,000+ per month by my birthday on July 10, 2018.
It was a promise I wouldn’t have been able to fulfill had I not made these changes in my lifestyle…
…and those changes in my lifestyle would have NEVER happened if it wasn’t for my BROTHERS pushing me and pushing me towards the REAL version of me that has it all…
…not some fake beta version who can kill it in business and sacrifices all other areas of life to get there.
You owe it to YOU to be in the best shape you can be.
And you owe it to the MARKETPLACE because you’re just straight up not going to deliver at the levels you COULD deliver at if you’re out of shape because you’re so go-go-go on the business that you don’t have time to pull your head out of the sand.
Tai said he used to know a guy who had BILLIONS of dollars but was so fat he couldn’t even get out of bed.
I was LITERALLY headed down that path.
Grateful to have BROTHERS in a TRIBE that are willing to call me on my shit and PUSH ME to do what needs to be done to be the best version of myself ever.
I’ve never been in a mental state like this before and all this shit JUST started. Imagine where I am a year from now. It’s going to be fucking ridiculous.
Give yourself this gift my friend.
We live in a time where growing wealth AND health side by side is easier than ever if you don’t make up your own limitations in your mind.
The answer is a “BOTH” in this category.
Never make it one or the other.
You deserve better.
And you know it.