“The thought of doing it makes me wanna puke”

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“The thought of doing it makes me wanna puke”

And it’s a good thing.

I was getting ready to interview in person Debbie Millman for my new podcast, Health Practice of The Greatest MindsI felt sick, I felt nausea, I wanted to eat and go to sleep, I wanted to binge-watch Start Trek, I wanted to hide under the blanket, hoping the world would forget about my ordinary existence, under the blanket, where I could stay forever unnoticed, comfortably living a small life I’m used to living, a small life that is familiar, safe, even though it feels stale and unsatisfying at times.

I was getting ready to meet with healthy food stores’ owners to talk about demos for my healthy snacks company — I felt sick again, they said yes — I can put my products on the shelves, once they are ready, I can start selling.

I was getting ready to meet with photographers for a cool photo project, that can lead to me on the cover easily — felt sick again.

I was asked to work as a content writer, being paid for being a writer/reporter — felt sick again, sending over my first piece.

I don’t know about you, but my mind and body are connected so well to each other. Something, that we call mind, consciousness, spirit, and the great unconsciousness, those parts of us, guiding us, are connected to our body and to the world around us in the way, we only start to comprehend.

Today is Monday and I love writing about something motivational on Monday, something, that helped me and might help you to get to the next level in your life, help you to push through the obstacles, that arise inside of you every time you want to do something uncomfortable, unfamiliar, something that will make you grow into someone, that lives the life you dream about, the life you know you were destined to live, the extraordinary life.

This Monday I will tell you about 2 VERY good methods, that started transforming my life like magic — that being said, you still have to work your ass off and do all the hard stuff. It’s not going to be easy, but once you understand it, once you make peace with it, acceptng your own hard choices, and the price (= hard work), you are ready to pay for your success, then it’s going to be simple.

I love simple.

The first method I learned comes from Mel Robbins and her TED talk, How to stop screwing yourself over | Mel Robbins | TEDxSF. I used it before, but randomly and unconsciously, when it would get really hard, and I had no other choice, but to try anything and everything, even the most (seemingly) hideous, silly, uncomfortable and plain crazy.

5-second rule.

Have you ever had a moment, doing something, sitting in a meeting, talking to someone, watching a movie or a talk, reading a book or an article, a moment, when you suddenly got this flash of a thought or an idea related to some of your projects, life or work related, like you felt you got to talk to someone about an idea, or write to someone, or start a movement, or a business, or an art piece, or some kind of solution came upon you, solution to something you’ve been working on?

What did you do then?

Most probably, being “busy”, like everyone is, and having no time for anything but what you planned and doing right now, most likely you brushed it off like some annoying fly or undesirable background noise, continuing to do “the important” work you planned, even though that other thing felt kind of fun, genius and “just right”.

How many times did you actually take that idea, solutions, that thought, and did something with it in the next 5 seconds? Did some research, wrote it down, called someone, emailed someone, made an action plan, thought about it, brainstormed about it? How often did you do that? When was the last time?

I got news for you, Mel Robbins agree with it, those “crazy” ideas are there to transform your life into “WOW! I love my life” kind of life. But you got to act on them right away.

5-second rule.

I’m telling you — it’s magical. It’s hard, but simple. It will not always work the way you expect, but it will lead to something you’ve never experienced in your life, and you’ll definitely grow with the experience. It’s going to be fascinating!

And that rule leads me to my next rule of personal transformation.

“The thought of doing it makes me wanna puke”

Almost every 5-second-rule action leads to something, that does make me sick, thinking about doing it, planning it, realizing I’m actually doing it.

5-second rule leads to “The thought of doing it makes me wanna puke” actions.

Every time (now it’s becoming a daily thing), every day, when I do that, turns out to be exciting an transforming, it leads to new connections, new deals, new opportunities and just fun exciting times.

And when I feel like losing personal power to continue, to persevere, losing my grit, I start repeating one mantra I borrowed here, “Hard Choices — Easy Life”

Hard Choices — Easy Life.


(Extremely helpful, when pushing through another hard workout, you didn’t think you could do)

PS In the spirit of extraordinary life and extraordinary hard choices,

Reading: The Obstacle Is The Way, Living With A SEAL


The Lion of Olympic Weightlifting, 62-Year-Old Jerzy Gregorek on Tim Ferriss Show

David Goggins (SEAL, the toughest man on the planet) on Impact Theory Podcast

You don’t get healthy and stay healthy.

HEALTH is a DAILY PRACTICE. One bite at a time.

Daily Bite of Health



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Coach. Nutrition. Health. Weight Loss. Flexible Keto. Food Consultant. HEALTH FOUNDATION - FREE 📧EMAIL COURSE https://bit.ly/TeamLean

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