When we talk about raising your Testosterone levels and becoming the best version of yourself, there's a distinction that you need to understand. We're not talking about being the dude with the biggest biceps in the room, about making the most money in the house, although those are pleasant by-products of living to your fullest potential. We're talking about raising your individual standards... it's about raising the bar so that you become the best version of yourself.
The nutritional and training advice in this course is tremendously important, but those, when we get to them, will sound like all the other programs out there. This course is about more than that. We want you to take ownership of your life and through a series of hard-won victories, we want you to get into the habit of raising the bar on yourself. I am a firm believer that psychology follows physiology. When you're operating at a higher level of physical prowess, you're going to walk the jungle, more like a tiger than an ant-eater. Your posture is straight and there will be a purpose in your walk. You're a little dangerous, but you have this under control. When you may have stepped aside when someone stepped on your values, not wanting to make a fuss, you may just find yourself speaking up, because your values are what gives your life purpose and direction and the zest to follow through on your plans. This is not something reserved for the few superstars on Facebook, but it's something we can all access, and the first place to start, is your physicality.
When you operate from a position of strength, you need not hold back, because you know what you're doing and why you're doing it. Life is a constant spiral in which we strive to be better versions of ourselves. We are literally either growing or we're dying. There is no such thing as standing still. This course will get you started on the road to constant progress and when you feel the wind from behind and your goals are inching nearer, there's a kind of magic, which seems to settle in as you watch your life falling into place. The universe rewards action. Love is an action. You can't think about love, tell nobody, do nothing, and still expect the world around you to improve. The same happens when you take action for a better you. It won't' happen just by thinking about it... you have to DO something. That's why the enlightened man recognized that results come from the doing of things, not from the comfort of your couch. If that were the case, Netflix would be breeding rockstars every day
A WORD ABOUT VANITY
Embarking on a gym program/turnaround lifestyle program can present itself as a double-edged sword. On the one hand, we all want to like ourselves more, but we don't want to stick out and come across as vain-glorious gym bunnies either. I find that there's a correlation between some of the Instagram stars in their tights, and the quality of the words they attach to each post. "Look at my ass today... hit the link to my private page... blah blah." A little bit of vanity is a good thing because it's just a manifestation of wanting to take care of yourself. When you feel good and look good, you exude an energy that improves the world around you and that of the people you care about. Aspire to become the best version of yourself and be proud. Aspire to be better than everyone around you and you're a conceited fool and it's going to end in tears because there will always be someone out there who has better abs, or a cuter smile. It's just how the world works.
THE MODERN MAN IS VULNERABLE
When you can wield a 20Kg hammer, and still tell your spouse that they mean the world to you, you've got the balance right. Before you run out and find that hammer, understand this.
- To be vulnerable can sometimes feel like you're walking into a public place, wearing nothing but the hair you combed that morning. It requires a certain courage to be open and real and ok with your shortcomings. You don't need to be a wimp about it. If you know your shortcomings and are ok with the process of filling in the gaps that you know you have (we all have something we can take a closer look at and repair) then you're coming from a place, a starting point, and that is worth a whole bunch more than the machismo schoolyard bully...
The times are changing. Kids are taught to accept the Zee's, the He's, the She's and everything in-between. It's a little confusing to be sure, especially for us older peeps.
I would say... know who you are and be comfortable and happy in your own skin. If you're not there yet, accept that there is work to be done... - and go do it. You are your greatest project!!