How To Have The Energy To Achieve Your Goals
I’ve been sharing how to change your thoughts and mindset which should help with maximizing your emotional state to serve you during your entrepreneurial journey.
But, there’s another component to this which is the PHYSICAL aspect.
After all, if you physically feel weak, ill, not energized, tired, etc… then, chances are, you’re not going to get anything done.
Now, I’ve mentioned some physical things I do when I shared my daily routine with you. But let me go into more depth into tips that can help give you the energy you need to follow through.
I’ve heard some entrepreneurs advise to “sleep less” in order to achieve more. I think that’s backwards.
I’ve found that less sleep or waking up to an alarm made me more “foggy” throughout the day; and I achieved less.
My recommendation is to strive for DEEP QUALITY sleep. And some things that have helped me do that are:
- Listening to Binaural Beats (there’s a free app for
- Not eating too close to bed time
- Watching what I eat
- Making sure to de-stress and cool down at the end of the day (stretch, massage, deep breathing)
The point: Find out what affects YOUR sleep and what aids it.
This leads to my next point
I mentioned before I’d easily spend $100 per meal every day. I used to be a fan of sushi among other types of cuisine.
Now the problem I encountered was that every day I’d eat something different… and I’d experience gassiness, bloat, headaches, sleepiness, indigestion, acidity, etc.
To solve some of these problems I drank Kombucha, and eventually started brewing my own. If you’re not familiar, it’s a fermented tea beverage. I’d say it’s like “nature’s soda”.
And as I continued to drink my own brew I became more aware of what types of foods gave me problems. And over time I just stopped eating a lot of what I used to eat because I knew it’d destroy my gut and my sleep.
Nowadays, I do Intermittent Fasting and typically only eat once per day. I’ve found it keeps my mind clear during work among other health benefits.
Also, I’m vegetarian now. And I pretty much eat the same thing every day because I know it’s healthy for me, serves me, and doesn’t mess up my gut or sleep.
If I do decide to eat out I usually test one thing at a time so I can pinpoint if a certain food gives me problems.
Also, I’d like to mention that I’ve found that eating fruits gives me more hydration than just drinking water.
The point is: Find out what food actually helps you, doesn’t mess up your gut, sleep, or mind. Experiment. Discover what works for YOU.
I don’t think the majority of people breathe deeply enough. And for me, I’ve found this to be the case as well. And once I do a few deep breaths I become more relaxed, clear-headed, and productive.
I’ve found shallow breathing led me to stress, more likely to rush, anger, etc. The point is: lacking oxygen doesn’t help.
So nowadays, I do deep breathing exercises. Specifically, I do 1:4:2 breathing, which I learned from Tony Robbins.
For example, breathe in 7 seconds, hold it for 28 seconds, and exhale for 14 seconds. Then repeat that for a total of 10 times, and do this cycle 3 times during the day. I do it in the morning, after work, and before sleeping.
Plus, I work outside to get that fresh air.
I don’t think it’s natural to be sitting most of the day while staring at a computer screen.
But, that’s my lifestyle while running campaigns online.
Now to combat this, I workout.
Specifically I do a calistethnics bodyweight routine Tue, Thur, Sat. I used to go to the gym, but I’ve found I’m more entertained progressing with bodyweight, and I workout in less time and achieve greater results. I do routines from Gymnastic Bodies.
Also, Mon, Wed, Fri I do Gracie Jiu Jitsu. For guys, I also believe it’s vital to have some sort of “combat” sport. It’ll help humble you, get rid of negative energy, and you may realize the road is VERY similar to entrepreneurship.
In short, I believe it’s important to get tired out physically to clean yourself out, sweat, clear your mind, get rid of tension, anger, etc.
Again, this is what I do. If some things are new to you can surely try them and see if it works for YOU.
The point is: FIND OUT WHAT WORKS FOR YOU. Try different things. Then stick to the ones that you find help you best.
Other than that, I think that pretty much covers it.
Let me know if you have any questions. And if you have any specific health habits of your own I’d love to hear about it and potentially try it myself!