A lot of what I talk about on this blog has to do with self development. To achieve a life of freedom, that usually entails developing your character first. Don’t feel bad about it, this country has been fostering drones for years through the education system. Just recognize it and change it up, it’s not rocket science. However, you may be asking yourself what areas to focus on. I’ll try and cover that here in the most simplistic fashion possible.
Get these areas of your life under control and you will be a lot better off.
I was out the other night with my friend Albert and he was talking about how there are three general areas of your life to master. They are wealth, health, and relationships. I sat and thought about it for a minute, and it made a lot of sense to me.
How many guys don’t have one area handled, so they overemphasize another area? For example, have you ever seen a really nerdy dork who is rich because he worked really hard on his business?
How about someone who lifts weights like a champion at your local gym, is in good health, but focuses on that so much that he is broke as a joke with no job or business to speak of?
Perhaps your have seen pickup artist gurus on the internet who go out every night to hit on chicks, but have nothing in terms of finances and is getting fat and out of shape.
The answer is to balance all these areas out and work on all of them. The way you do this is to simplify each area so that they take less time to accomplish. Keep it simple stupid!
I’ll cover each area in depth in later articles, but for now let’s take a quick look at each area. There’s no particular order in which you should rate these. Usually people are more adept at one area or another, so just take whatever weak spot you have and work on it a bit.
Areas to improve
I broke the areas down into smaller categories for classification purposes, but if that is too confusing just ask yourself about one of the areas. Am I healthy? Do I have any money? Am I alone? That kinda shit. Don’t obsess too much on this as you could break each category down further and further until you go insane.
This is how I go about my different areas, if you have a different way, by all means rock that shit.
I like to lift weights to keep my body strong and healthy. I used to do different weight lifting routines and wasn’t getting much results aside from beginner gains. Once I switched to powerlifting routines my strength started to skyrocket. I’m able to put more weight on because the exercises I do require energy output from my WHOLE body. Interestingly enough this means it takes less time to do a workout. The exercises I focus on are the squat, deadlift, overhead press, bench press, and rows. I’ll also throw in pullups (real ones, not the shitty crossfit version), dips, and maybe something for my calves and forearms. Those last ones are supplementary though.
I try to have a diet high in fat to increase testosterone production and stave off infection. Testosterone is produced from cholesterol and I want it in my diet. I start off the day with eggs, collared greens, nuts, and cashews. For lunch I’ll have some kind of chicken or fish, vegetables, rice, and hard boiled eggs. Dinner I like to have steak prepared rare, potatoes, and vegetables. I believe in eating a good amount of food to keep up with my lifting demands.
I could write a whole page on this subject, and I will! However for now I’ll just list what I like to take. Vitamin D, Krill Oil, Vitamin C, Vitamin K2, and ZMA. Used CILTEP for a little bit and had mixed results with it, but I think there’s promise there. I’ve also heard good things about liver tabs and modafinil, but I need to experiment with them first.
Admittedly my sleep is kinda fucked up. I attribute this to thinking crazy shit to do all the time when I put my head down to sleep. If I can get over my fucked up thoughts then I sleep fine. Here’s some stuff that has worked for me. Make sure to work out. Relax all your muscles when you lie down. Make the room as dark as possible. Try putting in ear plugs, it worked like a charm for me.
-Making money online
This could be filed under business except that I focus on this extensively in my own life so I thought I’d make a special note of this. I make money through Copywriting and SEO writing. I also run a few blogs and have experience starting websites. I’ve had some experience in researching niche sites and doing SEO for my own sites. I’ve also done a podcast before. All of these are viable methods of making money online.
Have the structure set up to effectively run your business every day. Have the right habits in place so that you’re able to do work every day. Obviously I’m not into brick and mortar businesses, but a number of my friends are. We’ll discuss later how they went about that.
Create systems to make your finances as easy to manage as possible and you will save yourself a lot of time and energy. Examples include having auto-payments set up on your stuff, online banking, handling your credit, and having the correct structures in place for tax purposes.
Are you currently in a relationship? If not, go out and get a feel for who is interested in you. Walk up to them and talk to them. Are they still interested? Physically escalate. It’s that simple. People put way too much thought into this and get stuck in their head.
Make an effort to get in touch with your friends and hang out. Make sure to be cool, as in not trying to compete with them in some imaginary competition in your own head. That shit comes off really bad and if you haven’t seen a friend in a while usually puts a bad taste in their mouth. I know this because my one friend does this all the time. Was there someone you used to hang out with that acts like an idiot all the time? Maybe you should drop him. It’s not a huge deal.
When out meeting people, if you happen to come across people in a similar field or people who are out hustling like you are, let them know what you do and maybe you can form a business relationship. Another tactic I’ve seen my friends use is going to a meetup of young professionals. I think it was called the ‘young professionals networking group’. It’s like meeting friends with a side of business talk.
This is what I like to do. Keep all of these categories simple and work hard on the basics. Rock