In one of my previous posts about Hawaii, I briefly mentioned my new morning routine inspired and taught to me by Tanner Martty. Here’s more about the single most important factor in my current daily life…
Standing in the checkout line at Trader Joe’s at 9:15am I noticed the cashier giving me a funny stare. I think my body language and facial expression signaled that it was okay to ask the lingering question on her mind.
Cashier: “You seem really happy this morning. Do you always have this much energy in the morning?”
Me: “Yup. But I’ve been up since 5am. It’s really not that early for me.”
Cashier: “5am? Wow, that’s early. You start work at 5?”
I guess it’s time to quit my job. As a fitness and lifestyle coach, I’ve consistently focused the majority of my nutritional consulting on coaching clients to choose whole, organic foods. You may have heard the trendy acronym circulating around the fitness industry, JERF – Just Eat Real Food. Food largely determines our state of health and fitness, and 80% of the nutrition battle is picking foods as close to their natural state as possible, in other words, real food. The rest is determined by the biochemical, behavioral, social, and cultural individuality of the person.
If you haven’t heard of Josh Waitzkin, you may want to look him up. He was a child chess prodigy, a champion martial arts competitor, and a best-selling author. He’s one of those guys you either love and respect or hate with an intense passion. Why? He’s the kid in class who sets the curve without seeming to put forward any effort while everyone else pulled all-nighters and spent the entire morning mentally repeating definitions from their flash cards. You see Josh has an uncanny ability to be awesome at anything he chooses to do. That’s why I initially picked up his book, The Art of Learning, four years ago. To this day, his book remains one of the most influential pieces of my ongoing entrepreneurial journey.