Losing Fat, A Strategy Game — NOT A Shooter

I don't regularly play video games anymore (although I still indulge in Heroes of Might and Magic 3 on the iPad a few times a week.)

Lately though my interest got re-ignited in City Builder/Economic games. I remember spending hours and hours playing games like Sim City, Pharaoh, and Caesar when I was a kid. But I had totally forgotten about...

How to Eliminate 5pm Exhaustion

How to eliminate work exhaustion

Here's a scenario that plays out in many people's lives with devastating effects.

  • We come home from work feeling tired and stressed
  • This leads us to eat and drink too much, and spend too much time on the computer
  • We go to bed late, wake up feeling groggy - downhill cycle continues
  • At the end of the day, we are even more stressed,...


Secret of fat loss and success

I know a secret about you.

You desire things. The things that you want. Health, looks, possessions, relationships, status. You crave them and spend your days in their pursuit.

You despise things. The things that you don't want. Sickness, obesity, poverty, destitution, loneliness, rejection. You hate them and spend your days in their...

How to Improve Concentration with CIT (And get everything you ever wanted)

Improve Concentration

The giants of the race have been men and women of concentration, who have struck sledge-hammer blows in one place until they have accomplished their purpose. The successful men and women of today are of one overmastering idea, one unwavering aim, men of single and intense purpose. — Orison Swett Marden

For most of my life, I struggled with...

How to Succeed at Anything

The Winning Edge in Life

"You're in the bottom 5%" said my guidance counselor.

At first, my 17 year old mind didn't understand. Did she mean top 5%? Was the bottom 5% somehow good because so few people belonged in it? My mind was working hard trying to put this statement in a good light.

"You have a 1.6 GPA, which means 95% of students are doing...

How Audiobooks Changed My Life

Something very strange has been happening for the last 4 months. Every aspect of my life took a huge upturn and the train shows no sign of slowing down. I didn’t believe it until I looked at some objective metrics. Take a look:

In the next 3 months:

  • I dropped 2 inches off my waist
  • Lost 8lbs
  • Practiced 350 hours of flamenco guitar
  • Broke every...

The Guide to Instant Habit Change & Unlocking Greatness

  • Are you achieving your goals?
  • Are you getting what you want?
  • Do you start strong, and fizzle out?

If you aren't reaching your potential then you might be a victim of your habits. Luckily, habit change has been exhaustively studied and the methods to success discovered.

Keep reading to learn how to make habits work for you, and how to turn...

"Have you ever thought about un-fattening yourself?"

This is a guest post by a friend and client of mine. Keisari's story so inspired me that I wanted to share it with you all.
Fat Loss online personal trainer coach

A little over a year ago, January 2012, I remember chatting with a friend of mine about how I've gained a lot of weight during the past 3 years. Back then I thought I was leading a relatively happy life, working...

Battling chronic fatigue and burnout: becoming energetic and successful

Why do we keep doing things that make us fat, miserable and fatigued?

Of course you want to be productive, happy, focused, healthy, and successful. You want it with all your being, that’s the only thing you practically think about.

So why the disconnect? Why can’t you connect your desires with your actions?

Remember the last time you...

The Reboot System: The Road to Rapid Success

how to get back on track
Maybe it'll be implemented in life 2.0

Many people throw away success, their dream bodies, and health down the toilet because life gets hard and they give up.

You don't throw away your laptop after it crashes once, do you? So why throw away other things in your life after one or two small setbacks? Success is waiting for you, all you...

Separating the wheat from the chaff

This is the first article that we published on theSwole.com - the blog that made everything happen! I came across of it randomly and at first I felt embarrassed to even read it but after a couple of sentences thought 'eh this isn't so bad!'. So figured I'd share with you some Swole history.

separating wheat from chaff

‘that cometh after me, whose fan is...

What I learned in Beirut

I feel exhausted. Yes, I’ve been up for over 35 hours but I’ve been feeling like this more or less for the past three weeks: basically the whole time I’ve been away. Being a supposed expert in energy, motivation and good habits, it was a bit shocking to see how far I could fall. I feel like I’ve been dunked in a vat of mollases and ordered to do...

The X Factor of Fatloss, Muscle Gain and Energy

secrets of fat loss and muscle gain
It made all the difference
  1. Are you in control of yourself?
  2. Are you doing what you want to be doing?
  3. Are you getting what you want?

Why not?

After analyzing the successes and failures of over a thousand clients, I’ve come across the secret determining factor for success. Do you have it?

The Happy Client: A story

A couple of years back, I...

Embrace your inner weakness to unlock your true strength

Last week I had a lesson with Diego Del Morao where I learned just how much I suck at flamenco guitar. And after the lesson ended I was more excited and optimistic about my playing than I've ever been.

how to unlock your true strength
Finish that puzzle
  • How many times have you gotten defensive when someone tried to help?
  • Are you embracing your weaknesses, bringing them...

The Power of Lazy: 5 steps to exploit your biggest weakness

how to overcome procrastination and get more energy

  • How do you lose fat? Diet more!
  • How do you gain muscle? Train more!
  • How do you become more successful? Work more!

The above is perhaps the most common advice you hear, and 2 years ago I would have agreed. But today I can tell you it's flat out wrong.

Doing more is a rookie's mistake. It's the knee-jerk reaction we get on a topic...

A Strangely Effective Morning Ritual: the art of feeling awesome in the morning

They say first impressions are everything, and what could be more important than your first impression everyday? Each day starts a new journey, how can you expect success without the proper preparation?

Morning routine and ritual to wake up feeling more energetic
Your first step in this strange ritual

If you are like most people, you are wasting hours everyday due to lack of structure and planning....

Success Secrets: Gaining Easy Energy and Motivation

How many times have you tried to change a habit, behavior or implement something new and failed? A lot I'm sure. In fact, the biggest problems in life arise not because we don't know what to do but because we don't have clear motivation and energy to do them.

Energy Secrets for maximum success and motivation

You know you are supposed to exercise, live a healthy lifestyle, not have...

Why you're still fat: top 5 dieting mistakes

You've tried to clean up your diet countless times before, yet each time ended up disappointed with the ratio of results to effort. Why? You probably committed one of these 5 cardinal sins of good nutrition.

Top 5 dieting mistakes and common pitfalls; quick solutions
Unless this is you.

The truth is, you can eat an awesome diet, feel full, have tons of energy and still lose ~1% of your BW per...

Mastering Melatonin: More energy, fatloss, and muscle gain

Melatonin is one of the most essential hormones in the body. If you read last week's how to boost your hormones naturally article you would have learned how important hormones are in regulating body functions. Luckily, melatonin is one of the easiest to boost and influence its levels - even more so if you are in the U.S. or Canada.

Melatonin and circadian rhythm how to increase it for best sleep


Hydration — How to use water to lose fat, be fit and happy

importance hydration

Water is the essential nutrient for physical and mental performance and overall health. While you aren't dying of dehydration, are you drinking enough water to get 100% of the benefit?

Are you willing to drink more water if it meant it improved your health by 20%? 10%? 1%?

Let's dive in and see how drinking water can change your life.


12 Ways to Greatness

Just cut it out - it’s not working. You’ve tried over a hundred or thousand times, only to be met with failure, relapse and plateaus. You’ve always had an answer for it: Try more! Keep digging, eventually you’ll come out the other side.

shortcuts to fatloss, muscle gain and better lifestyle

The reality is that you do too much of the wrong thing and too little of the right thing. Your whole...

A Morning Routine for Energy+ and Productivity+

Want to feel better? Have more energy? Improve your focus? Have more time? Read on as we discuss why the morning routine is essential for all those. Also why you should stick to it even when being chased by cannibals in the kongo river.

Lets start by comparing two scenarios, one might be very familiar:

  • A: You wake up, 10 minutes late for work,...

How lifestyle supports success

There's a company that is losing money every quarter. Its departments are bloated, dysfunctional and hemorrhaging cash. Everyday it slides further into debt.

Luckily it has a visionary CEO at its helm.

This CEO is something else. He is always coming up with amazing ideas and never runs out of aspirations. And every quarter he unveils huge...

The most important thing that you suck at: Sleep

The more research I do, the more clients I train and the more experience I get the more my belief that sleep is the most important thing gets reinforced.

how to sleep better, improve sleep and reduce insomnia

  • What do you think of sleep?
  • How important is it?
  • What functions does it serve?
  • How much would you pay for those functions?

Seriously. Think about that for a minute. It's okay I'll...

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