Building the Body You Need to Live the Lifestyle You Deserve

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So, my past few posts have talked a lot about business and its importance when it comes to building your dream lifestyle. And it’s true: money is one of the pillars of success, and running your own business is an excellent way to generate wealth for yourself.

However, financial success is just one of several pillars of success. In fact, as talked about by one of my mentors, Tai Lopez, there are actually four pillars of success: health, wealth, love (family, friends, and your relationships in general), and happiness (the ways you find fulfillment in life).

Today I want to talk a little bit about the first pillar – health. Your personal health is a critical element when it comes to living the lifestyle of your dreams and actually enjoying your life for many years to come. What good will having a lot of money do for you if you can’t go out and enjoy the activities that money can pay for? How can you truly enjoy time with your family and friends if you’re constantly in a state of ill health?

It’s clear then, that personal health is a cornerstone of creating a successful life. As most of us know, the fundamentals of personal health are seemingly simple: eat well and be active.

Unfortunately, in practice, this is much easier said than done. We live in a world that makes it easy to eat food that’s bad for us and hard to get the amount of physical exercise that we need to sustain our health.beach body

That’s why I decided to get a personal trainer. I knew that I needed to start eating better and working out. I’d like to say it was solely motivated by personal health reasons, but at the time, I also just really wanted to look sexy in my bikini.

 

However, I didn’t want to settle for just any trainer. I’ve been to the local gyms and seen some of the so-called trainers that walk their floors. Not for me, no way. Instead, I knew that I needed to choose from one of top fitness trainers in the Toronto area if I had any chance of getting in shape. At the time I was initially looking for a trainer, I was working in the Toronto area, so I decided to go on Google to search for the best personal trainers in Toronto. That’s when I found, fittingly enough, the website, Best Personal Trainers Toronto.

This site listed some of the best trainers in the Toronto area, who I contacted immediately. However, in the end, I decided to get a trainer in Whitby, which fortunately this site was also able to help me out with.

After finding an amazing personal trainer, my life hasn’t been the same. Before, it was incredibly easy for me to convince myself that an extra hour of sleep was better for me than actually dragging my butt out of bed to go to the gym for an hour. Now that I’m paying for a trainer, I don’t have that luxury anymore, especially since he charges me whether or not I go. However, it’s not even just the money. I know that if I dare to not show my face at a training session without a damn good reason, I’ll be made to pay for my error in judgement at my next training session. That’s what I call motivation.

So, has it been worth it? Well, you’ve seen my most recent profile picture. While I’m not going to be one of those girls that tells you just how pretty I am, I will say this: if I had taken that picture a year ago, I’m not even sure I would fit in the frame. That’s how much of a difference finding a great personal trainer has made in my life.

So if you want to live the good life, you need to look after the first pillar of success, which is personal health. Start now by doing a Google search for the best personal trainers in your area. Not only will they show you what to do if you have no idea about the difference between a dumbbell and a barbell, they’ll also give you all the extra motivation you need to ensure you achieve all of your fitness goals.

The Difference in Habits Between Successful and Unsuccessful People

Even though the title of this site is “Lifestyle, Glamour, & Fame,” the real purpose of this site is to talk about success in all its forms, and what it takes to be a successful person. A luxurious lifestyle, glamour, and fame are just some of the outward, obvious symbols that many people associate with success, and that’s why this site is called what it is. But my true intention has always been to look at success at a deeper level, not just on the surface.

With that having been said, today I want to talk about an infographic that I came across on Facebook recently. This infographic, pictured below, highlights the differences in behaviors and characteristics between successful people and unsuccessful people.

In general, I think this is a great summary of the traits that separate those who are successful from those that aren’t, but I wanted to briefly talk about my four favorite success habits, as mentioned in this infographic:

successful vs unsuccessful people infographic

1. Reading every day

This definitely sits at the top of my list, because as I’ve mentioned on my reading list page, I believe that there are a ton of benefits to reading on a daily basis, one of the biggest benefits being the ability of a good book to act as a mentor that teaches us valuable life lessons, for those of us who don’t have the benefit of having real-life mentors.

2. Accepting responsibility

As this article in Psychology Today discusses, being mature enough to accept responsibility for your actions, instead of blaming others, can both empower you and bring you closer to others. If you look at those who have found success in life, it’s easy to notice that the majority of these individuals take full responsibility for the outcomes that they experience in their life, both good and bad.

Personally, I subscribe to the belief that everything that happens to me in life is ultimately my responsibility, so, to the best of my ability, I never lay blame on anyone else.

3. Setting goals

If you don’t set specific, measurable goals and put them down on paper, it’s very likely that you won’t get the things you really want in life. Heck, without written goals, you may not even have a very clear picture of what it is you really want in life.

Brian Tracy wrote a great book on the importance of setting goals that I highly recommend. The book, called “Goals!: How to Get Everything You Want — Faster Than You Ever Thought Possible,” explains why some people achieve all their goals, while others simply dream of having a better life. You can find it on Amazon here.

4. Embracing change

This is a trait that’s very near and dear to my heart, so-to-speak. I’ve been fortunate (or unfortunate) enough to see from first-hand experience the negative effect that an inability to accept and embrace change can have on a person’s life. Some of my closest friends have such a fear of change that they just want to live in the same small town, working the same entry-level job, for the rest of their lives.

While some people might say that it’s a good thing to be “content” with what you have in life, for those of us who strive for greatness in life, our only option is to embrace change, as the very nature of success involves growth as a person, which is synonymous with change.


 

So there you have it – those are my four favorite success habits. If you start adopting some of these habits in your own life, as I have in mine, I can guarantee you’ll immediately start to notice a positive shift in both your lifestyle and mindset. And if you find it really difficult to start new habits (or break old ones), stay tuned, because in a future post I’ll talk about some ways to more effectively change your habits.

Until next time…