If you’re not awesome, tell people you are. They’ll believe you if you tell them often enough.
2. Lift heavy objects.
You’ll increase your confidence, improve your body composition and you’ll impress people.
3. Read books, lots of books.
You’ll become more intelligent, have a greater understanding of the universe and you’ll impress people.
4. Don’t try to impress people.
Although no’s 2 & 3 will lead to you impressing people, that is a byproduct, not a direct intention. Trying to impress people has the opposite affect.
5. Treat others how you’d like to be treated.
Be cool to everyone and everyone will be cool to you. Pretty simple philosophy that seems to work; for me, anyway.
Being able to beat people up is empowering, but getting beaten up is humbling.
Your confidence will grow with your skills but your instructors and more experienced training partners will keep you in check if your ego starts inflating.
7. Be on time.
It’s good manners, you won’t let anyone down and you won’t waste anyone’s time. However, being late is better than not showing up at all. So if you’re really struggling show up late.
Massive props to one of my Fit Fast Bootcamp participants from the last block who showed up 30 mins late for the hour-long session. Seriously, I was impressed. She could’ve stayed in bed.
8. Run up hills…as fast at you can.
You’ll find yourself bent over double at the top, you may even spew, but your metabolism will sky-rocket and the fat will fall off.
I’ve been fortunate enough to have travelled across America, Australia and Asia. I’ve holidayed all over Europe and even in Fiji.
The cultures I’ve experienced, the people I’ve met and the things that I’ve done/seen have definitely made me 74% cooler.
10. Read ‘How to Win Friends and Influence People’ by Dale Carnegie.
If everyone read this book and applied to rules to their lives I might start liking people.
11. Eat organic food.
It tastes amazing, it fills you up quicker and it’s healthier. I care not for a debate on this one.
12. Drink coffee.
It helps prevent disease, increases metabolism and improves brain function. Additionally, much like organic food, it tastes amazing. No debate here, either.
13. Make an effort to keep in touch with people.
Okay, okay, *hands in the air* I admit it, I’m bad for this. If I haven’t spoken to you in a while I still love you…unless you’re a total walloper (Scottish for an unlikable individual…or words to that effect); in which case that’s the reason I haven’t kept in touch.
14. Skip carbs at breakfast.
Your body burns fat best in the morning. Eating a carb-heavy breakfast messes with this process. Protein and fat, babyyyy.
15. Quality is better than quantity when it comes to girls.
Although quality in quantity is admirable. I salute you Hugh Hefner.
16. Compete in something.
Tiddlywinks, MMA, War Hammer; whatever you’re into.
Competition increases focus and an increase in focus results in an increase in productivity (Ross Stewart, 2013).
17. Set goals.
I read once that 90% of people who set goals achieve them. If that stat doesn’t encourage you to set goals you’re unlikely to achieve anything…ever.
18. Compliment people often.
Hearing one nice thing can make a person’s day. Make that person’s day.
19. Avoid negative people.
We all know a ton of negative people. We all know that spending time around them drains our energy levels, happiness and willingness to continue living. SO DON’T SPEND TIME WITH THEM!
20. Get over it.
Never dwell on anything. Move on and focus on making your life better.
21. Enjoy your life.
If you don’t like your job, quit. If you don’t like your girlfriend, get another one. If you’re not enjoying your training, change your program. Life’s too short to spend it doing things you don’t want to do.
22. Be in shape all year round.
Imagine a world where you don’t have to worry about getting a ‘beach body’ for summer, because a ‘beach body’ is your ‘normal’ body.
That’s a happy place to be and I encourage you all to make it your goal.
23. Do a job you love.
My old man used to tell me: “Find a job you love and you’ll never work a day in your life.”
I did and he’s right.
24. Always look to improve.
Try to improve every facet of your life, everyday. If you do, you’ll be a pretty awesome(r) human being in next to no time.
25. Give 100%.
Whether you’re working out, competing or working your day job, give 100%. If you do and you don’t get that new personal record, win or get promoted, at least you know you gave it your all.
Now go ahead and get off my blog/page/site; losers are not welcome here.
26. Don’t be scared homie.
I’ve been terrified many times in my life.
Walking into a cage/ring to fight a man who wants to do me serious physical harm.
Boarding a plane to the other side of the world not knowing anyone over there, where I was going to go, where I was going to stay or if I’d find a job.
Coming back from Oz with, essentially, nothing and having to ‘start again’. Publishing my first blog. Jumping off a cliff. (Yeah, we all know I didn’t conquer that fear. Gimme peace!)
But, in the words of Nick Diaz: “Don’t be scared homie.”
Everything always works out just fine…well it has done for me so far.
27. Be positive.
Positivity is contagious. Go forth and infect others.
Hope y’all enjoyed this post.
Now, while you’re here, go ahead and check out my websites. They too will improve the quality of your life…honestly.