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How Getting in Shape Taught Me the Secret to Building the Business of My Dreams



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Fame. Power. Wealth. If you are like me, you probably desire to attain one of the three attributes above (if not all three.) And as ambitious men and women part of the A2S community, we deserve all three.

That being said, there are certain laws you need to respect to achieve that level of awesomeness. And the biggest secret was taught to me when I finally decided to get in shape. The thing about fitness, is that you can’t cheat your way to be fit. You can’t get the results simply by getting lucky or showing up. You need to put in the work, consistently and until the very end.

That’s why it’s called working out. You either do the work to completion and succeed, or don’t work and get the results you deserve. This simple fact is certainly one of the most valuable lessons I have learned that has transformed my business, life and relationship success. As my mentor, and chief broking, John Romaniello, once said: “Half done is still very much not done, and there are no rewards for a half-saved princess”

Our Ancestors knew the true value of work

A few centuries ago our ancestors knew the true value of the word, work. If they half-hunted animals, they didn’t eat. If they half-built homes, they had no shelter. If they half-raised their children, there would be no one left to carry on the tribe.They had it hard and understood that it’s either put in the work, or death.

Today tells a different story. We are spoon fed from birth, sheltered, vaccinated and protected from everything that would’ve probably killed us back then. We play videogames or binge watch game of thrones to pass time. Don’t forget as well, everyone gets a participation ribbon whether they win or lose.

All these handicaps have made it easy for us to lose perspective, become weak and be seduced into a life of mediocrity. To be content with average. Today, we have learned to expect success instead of earn it. It’s time we unlearned it.

“Average. It was the worst, most disgusting word in the English language. Nothing meaningful or worthwhile ever came from that word.” – Portia de Rossi

Put in the work, or get put in your place

Thankfully, regardless of the technological advancements, getting in shape is one of those things that can’t be achieved without work. It takes dedication, hard work and a little mathematics.

When you go through the months of training, food discipline and mental wars, you realize that success in fitness has a price: hard work, consistency and completion. Life is no different. Working out, is a tribute to our ancestors hard work. It’s the cure necessary to cleanse our society, filled with the disease of laziness and entitlement. It’s also a reminder, that if you can change your body, you can change your life too. You can build, create and change anything you want.

Start hitting singles, instead of always going for the “grand slam”

Achieving success in any endeavor requires hitting a ton of “singles”. Many individuals who appear to have hit a “grand slam”, more often than not, haven’t. Instead they’ve hit 100’s of “base hits” over time.

On my quest for the perfect male body, trying to lose fat as fast possible or scouring the internet for the “best” diet usually failed. Instead, I was successful when I took it slow. When I put in the effort for going to the gym 6 days a week, keeping my food disciplined and winning the tough mental battles.

“Excellence is the gradual result of always striving to do better.” – Pat Riley

Once I took this approach to my business life, it soared. It’s time you took a similar approach. You just need to get on the plate and keep doing the things that’ll make you successful. Wake up everyday, put in the work, go to sleep and do it again.

Now it’s your turn. Be patient, keep hitting singles and remember, you can’t half-save a princess.

How has getting in shape changed your life? Please leave your thoughts below!

Peter Tzemis is the fitness coach your mom never wanted you to meet. He’s been featured by the media on all 6 livable continents and is routinely referred to as “the best fitness coach in the world”. He also loves green juice, reading books by or about great men, engaging in all sorts of debauchery. Check out his website or download is free book.



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5 Ways To Achieve Your Goals (With Examples)



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Setting goals is a crucial first step, whether you’re striving to reach personal or professional milestones. However, achieving those goals requires planning, determination, and focus. In this post, we’ll discuss five actionable strategies that can help you achieve your goals in 2023, and we’ll provide real-life examples to inspire and motivate you. By implementing these tips, you can train your brain to achieve your goals and make meaningful progress toward your aspirations.

1. Write Down Your Goals

The first thing needed to achieve a goal is to have one. A goal becomes very clear and precise once you have written it down most simply and easily to remember.

Here are some examples:

  • I am the world’s best dancer!
  • I am the greatest athlete!
  • I have created the world’s most innovative tech company!

They are all written with the belief that these things have already happened. Once you start believing it has already happened, other people too can sense your confidence and things start happening.

“If you want to be happy, set a goal that commands your thoughts, liberates your energy and inspires your hopes.” — Andrew Carnegie

2. The One Page Plan

A simple one-page plan to accompany your goal is much more powerful than a detailed 30-page plan. After you have written your clear goal – write down all the things you will have to do to achieve it. Make it as simple and direct as possible so that you can refer to it every day and take action. A simple plan is easier to follow and keep up with.

3. Get The Right Skills

Once you have a clear goal that has been inked into your mind, and a clear plan in place, it is very important to invest in the skills you need to achieve your goal.

So for example, if you want to become a movie star, you should immediately start developing your acting skills. Observe how other actors perform, join an acting class, read about acting, and most importantly, start honing your craft by joining a local theatre group and going for as many auditions as you can. Practice is very important for mastering any skill.

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4. Surround Yourself With The Best People

The best way to achieve our goals is to make sure we have the best people supporting us. People who succeed are always those who understand the power of people.

So let’s say your goal is to be an entrepreneur and you have developed your entrepreneurial skills, the next step would be to get the best people to join your team to help you achieve your goal. These would be people who you consider to be the best marketers capable of getting you the best customers and investors.

Once you have the best people supporting you, it becomes much easier and faster to achieve your goals.

“It takes tremendous discipline to control the influence, the power you have over other people’s lives.” – Clint Eastwood

5. Power of Faith

Nothing beats the power of faith and belief. Sometimes you might face challenges, sometimes things might not be going your way, and you might feel like giving up – these are the times when faith and belief will keep you going.

So many people give up, just a few inches away from victory. I am sure you are not one of them since you are investing time into self-development which gives the highest returns! Now go out there and start achieving your goals!

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