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.

“How To Make Money $$$,” and other gems from Alex Ikonn

Well hello there! As I mention in my profile page, I want this blog to a melting pot of all the different things that go into lifestyle, glamour, and fame – also known as success. Whether it’s a motivational video or story from one of my many virtual “mentors,” practical, actionable advice on how to build your personal brand and develop yourself, or commentary on the latest fashion trends and lifestyles of the rich and famous, my goal is to share the best information possible on living the good life.

In today’s post, I want to talk a little bit about motivation and inspiration. Over the course of my life, I’ve personally found that before you can take action towards achieving your goals, you need to get motivated. One of the best ways that I’ve been able to get motivated and inspired to improve my own life is by looking to the examples of others who have climbed and fought their way up the ladder of success.

One such person is Alex Ikonn, one of the founders of Luxy Hair, a company that makes clip-in hair extensions that I personally use and love. I’ve been using Luxy Hair extensions for a while now, and it was because of this that I found out about Alex and his wife Mimi. To me, this young married couple is the perfect example of a modern success story.

Alex and Mimi come from a city just outside of Toronto, Ontario, not far from where I live. Several years ago, just before their wedding, Mimi came home crying after buying some hair extensions that just weren’t very good. Alex, seeing an opportunity, asked Mimi all kinds of questions about hair extension, and decided that he could create a product that solved some of the problems Mimi had with the hair extensions she bought. Sure enough, within a year, Luxy Hair was not only born, but was a massive success, making over a million dollars in revenue.

Alex attributes a lot of their success to their unique form of marketing, which is primarily done through their YouTube channel. This channel started with a simple video reviewing a hair straightener, and has grown to feature hundreds of videos that teach women (myself included) amazing and unique ways to style their hair. Without ever really pitching the product or being overly sales-y, these videos have helped drive a ton of traffic to their business, and has made Alex and Mimi relatively overnight successes.

In Alex’s interview on London Real, which I’ve posted below, Alex talks in detail about the concept of always looking to add value and solve problems with your business. For someone such as myself who wants to grow their personal brand and business, this interview gives a lot of practical advice. It’s also extremely motivational, as it shows how having the right mindset and work ethic can lead to success.

I highly recommend watching this interview with Alex. If you have any thoughts you want to share, I’d love to hear from you!

Until next time…