Reading 2 books per week

Usually when people write books, it takes them a few years and they are writing about stuff they’ve experienced and learned for 10+ years. Imagine being able to get 20 years worth of insights (2 books times 10 years experience = 20 years) in just one week! Imagine doing this every week for the rest of your life. Basically you’ll be reading 104 books per years which is equal to over 1,000 years of insights according to our formula, each and every year. One of my mentors Tony Robbins said that he read close to 700 books in a 7 year period and he now runs a company that does over $500 million in sales each year and the man came from nothing. I’m not saying that reading 100 books per year is going to make you millions of dollars, I’m just saying that most of the successful people in America read consistently and deeply. There’s been tons of articles published on the habits of successful people and every single time reading is one of their habits. You can literally go type “habits of successful people” right now into Google and you’ll see that every article mentions reading, seriously, go Google it right now!

Life is about growing. The old saying goes, if you’re not growing you’re dying. This is true on so many levels and if reading is a part of your daily regimen, that means you are consistently growing. Now if you want to maximize the effects and potential reading books unlocks, than you not only need to read what’s written in these books but apply what you learn in these books to your life. I know what some of you are saying right now…”but how can I apply what I learned in the book Twilight?!”. There are lessons of principles in almost every good book or movie that’s written, but I’m talking about throwing some books in to the mix that are going to sharpen your skills. For every fictional book I read, I try to read at least 3 non-fiction books. Non-fiction books pack the most value into them but I’m definitely not against getting lost in a good fictional book. I’m just saying that if you’re reading, why not learn something? If you want to do more for growing your business, pick up a marketing book! Same goes for sales, relationships, fitness, the list goes on! We have a business owner (www.BestGlendaleRoofers.com) who submitted a story to us about how in one year they read 50 books about business and he was able to increase his business by over 40% in one year! How did he do it? He applied everything he learned about lead to sales conversions, closing more sales, selling more products per transaction, effectively marketing himself online, etc. Out of all the habits I’m trying to form with my 60 day challenge, reading has been one of the most significant and noticeable differences. Exercising has definitely improved the amount of energy I have ten fold but reading has given me an increased advantage when it comes to mental energy. When you start applying all of these habits in the 60 day challenge you start to see cataclysmic change that I can now vouch for. If you have an experience where reading has changed your life, please share it with me here.

Workout 5 times per week

On of my goals is to workout 5 times per week. For 4 of those days I will be lifting weights and for all 5 I will be running for at least 20-3o minutes per day on the treadmill. The reason for working out everyday is to condition my body for stressful situations. OK OK OK, the other reason is to turn people’s heads when I walk into a room. It’s OK to do both, right?

Fear is a physical response to anything in life. It’s a response of the nervous system (the good ol’ fight or flight automated response wired into our minds and bodies) that tells you to either get stressed out or to go ahead and dominate the challenge ahead with open arms. If we train and condition our bodies everyday and incorporate all the other parts of the 60 day challenge, I think you’re going to soon be feeling and looking better than you ever have in your life. Some of you might be saying, dude, I already hit the gym 5 days per week. That’s Good! You already have a head start on the rest of us. For most of us though, we haven’t incorporated this into our weekly/daily routines so it’s going to be something new. I know there’s some of you out there that started some sort of workout regiment than gave up a few days, weeks, or even months into it. Why did you quit you may be wondering? Well, the reason you started working out simply wasn’t strong enough to turn your “should” into a “must”. That’s right, there’s tons of things we should do, but we only end up doing the things we tell ourselves we must do. For me conditioning my body to deal with life stresses and also to turn peoples heads and make them think, “damn, that guy is ripped” or “damn, that guy must be on steroids” is plenty of motivation for me to get my ass to the gym and lift hard everyday. Science has proven that workout out instantly changes your physiology and changes your brain chemistry because your brain is releasing endorphins during a workout. Pretty cool, right? What better way to start the morning than with a gigantic workout that gets you physically prepared for the day and the challenges ahead. If you’ve been working out for a long time, please send me the reasons you workout here. I want to share with readers success stories to give them an idea of what their motivation should be for working out every week!

60 Day Challenge

I’m going to break down the actual challenge in this post here and will go into great detail about why each one is important in future posts. Basically the goal of this challenge is to get into great habits that are going to change our lives. We want to be at an 8 out of 10 when it comes to excitement, passion, love, curiosity, and energy, every day of our lives and never drop below that number. We also want to feed our mind great and useful information every single day. Think about watching the depressing news, TV shows, movies, and any other crap that you do not benefit everyday. Now imagine instead of watching these things you were listening to an audio book, listening to a seminar, writing a book, or anything else productive that’s going to help you learn and grow as a person. Do you workout 5 times per week consistently? Fear is actually a nervous system response so if your body is conditioned and strong, your response to situations is going to be completely different. The food and drinks we put into our body also has a direct correlation with how we live our lives. Imagine fueling up on healthy vegetables, lean proteins, lots of water, and eliminating all the garbage like saturated fats, sugars, and everything else that clogs your system. We’ll go into this in a lot more depth but for right now it’s pretty easy to see the differences here. Writing own your goals everyday has been proven very effective in achieving them much quicker than just keeping them store up in your head. There’s been numerous tests done and when you write these goals down it allows your brain to take a much quicker path in achieving them so this is highly valuable and important. The 60 day challenge includes:

  1. writing down your goals every morning when you wake up and every night before you go to sleep
  2. eating 30 grams of protein within 30 minutes of waking up, including tons of vegetables, green drinks, water, and healthy foods
  3. exercising 5 times per week, with at least 20 minutes of cardio included plus weight lifting ideally
  4. reading 2 books per week (sounds like a lot but it’s really easy with the methods that we’ll teach you)
  5. using the “rapid planning method” to plan out your day to the minute for maximum effectiveness
  6. developing a morning routine that puts you in a peak mental state with an emphasis on gratitude (replacing your expectations with appreciation will completely change your life

This is the 60 day challenge in a nutshell. If this sounds overwhelming, I assure you it’s not. It’s simply re-wiring your brain to get in a habit of these things, and if you do your life will be forever changed and you will find success. If you have any questions about the challenge please contact us here. If you’d like to learn more about us, please click here.