LIMITLESS BOOK CLUB: HOW TO BE RELENTLESS

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“Most people are the lion in the cage. Safe, tame, predictable, waiting for something to happen. But for humans, the cage isn’t made of glass and steel bars, it’s made of bad advice and low self-esteem and bullshit rules and tortured thinking about what you can’t do or what you’re supposed to do.” – Tim Grover, Relentless: From Good to Great to Unstoppable


 Most people fail to get what they want because they give up too soon. They’re not willing to put in the hard work. They just don’t want it bad enough. It’s too damn hard and they quit.

If you have a dream, a goal, a quest you’re going to have to be relentless in your pursuit. You’re going to have to push through pain, fight with adversity, and challenge yourself physically, mentally, and emotionally. 

Last December I finished a book by Attack Athletics owner Tim Grover titled Relentless: From Good to Great to Unstoppable. Tim has worked with Kobe Bryant, Dwayne Wade, and other high performing athletes that have excelled in their sport. He has also worked with athletes that have had all the physical gifts, talent, and ability but yet somehow found a way to underperform. 

In his book Tim details the differences between those that excel in their sport and those that do not – and in short, it is your ability to be “Relentless” in you pursuits.

Over the past year I’ve practiced “Relentlessism” – Yes, that is a word – and today I’d like to share how you can become Relentless not only with your health and fitness but in your life.

What does being relentless in your life look like?

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HOW TO MAKE ORANGE CHICKEN STIR-FRY WITH BROCCOLI

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Growing up in Herndon, Virginia there was a Chinese restaurant not to far from my house that I frequented pretty often. If you’re one of my homies from “The Ginny” reading this than you know what place I’m talking about.

My go to order was Orange Chicken. Delicious? Yes! Healthy? Not so much.

I don’t know exactly what it was but the other day I was craving some. However, I didn’t feel like ingesting some MSG or driving to go pick some up. So I got a little creative and came up with this healthier version.

Grab your chopsticks and get ready to grub. It’s Orange Chicken Stir-Fry with Broccoli time!

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THE LIMITLESS BOOK CLUB: THE POWER OF LESS

Note: Today’s article is inspired by Leo Babauta’s book “The Power of Less.” It’s the 4th book in the LimitlessBOOK Club. You can get a copy of Leo’s book here. Or listen to it on audible here.

I wish life was simpler.

This is something I’ve said to myself many times before and I’m sure you have too.

Feeling overwhelmed, exhausted, and unmotivated is often a product of our own doing. We try to do too much, too fast, and too soon.

Most of us are consumed by too many commitments and responsibilities that it can often feel difficult to breathe. The balancing act that we’re trying to master is nearly impossible. I liken it to being on a teeter-totter with nobody on the other side. You’re constantly having to run from one end of it to the other as fast as you can in order to feel balanced.

  • Civic obligations
  • Exercise/Health
  • Family & Friends
  • Hobbies & Leisure time
  • Religous
  • Significant others
  • Side work or projects
  • Social
  • Travel
  • Work

These are just a few things that take up some of your time, energy, and focus. Being happy and content with everything can be a tall task to tackle (say that three times fast, what a tongue twister).

The quest to simplify my life led me to a book by Mr. Zen Habits himself, Leo Babauta. The book is called “The Power of Less” and it’s the 4th book in the LimitlessBOOK Club.

I want to share with you some of the strategies Leo covers in his book so that you can simplify your life, have more energy, and be more productive. I’ve also added a few of my own tweaks to emphasize health and fitness.

I’ve got to say that this book really changed my thinking and definitely influenced the direction I plan to take Limitless365 and live my life in general.

Ok, lets simplify!

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WHAT TO DO WHEN YOU GET INJURED: HOW TO EAT, TRAIN, AND REST

I hate being injured.

It can keep me from doing things I really love to do.

  • Working out
  • Playing outside
  • Practicing my dance moves (I’ve said too much)
  • Sometimes it even affects my work and mood.

My goal when I get injured is to first figure out why and how I got injured and what preventive measures I can take to decrease the risk of that specific injury or other injuries in the future.

Then I like to come up with a plan that will help me recover faster so that I can get back to practicing those sick dance moves as soon as possible.

I’ve got a motto, “It’s hard to live a LimitlessLIFE if you can’t get out of bed.”

If you’re injured or sick it’s going to be very hard to become the fittest, awesomest, and most limitless version of yourself.

So today you and I are talking about the simple ways you can prevent, treat, eat, and move to get over injuries fast.

Lets do this!

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