Welcome back. This is Dr. Altman and today I have a very special guest with you. His name is Garrett Gunderson. He is a financial guru that has a fabulous book out called ‘Killing Sacred Cows.’
He’s done numerous TV shows. and they run a very successful financial program here in Salt Lake City. Today, I want to bring you a little bit more with him because he does something that a lot of very successful people don’t do very well, that is take good care of their health, and I want to let him kind of give you a little information on his health journey, maybe some success tips, and in general, make your life a lot better. So I’ve just got to turn it over to Garrett, if he has anything new to say, but also I kind of want to know how your journey into better health started.
Garrett: Well for me, I think it was 2005, I want to…What I told my wife, I said… It was a spa, but it was actually a week long health retreat that we went to.
Dr. A: Is this the one at Sanoviv? http://www.sanoviv.com/
Just a quick interruption… Please
Garrett: It was, yes. Sanoviv that we went to. What happened was I was speaking in Colorado, and at that time, I usually kept my hair short. It’s kind of long now but I started growing it long and someone said, “Why are you growing your hair?” And so I just told the group, when I was speaking, I was like “I want to grow it and not get it cut, until I get in the type of health that I want to get into.” And this guy came up and told me about Sanoviv and so I booked the trip.
That all kick started it. “I’m just kind of immersed myself in it,” And I learned that there was so much more that I didn’t know, that I got a full kind of assessment of all sorts of different things about myself. So, that’s where the journey began.
I’d started to read on health. I started to meet health professionals. I… I then met Dr. Patrick Gentempo went to a 3-day course that was really meant for doctors, that I got to sit through. Then I became a speaker at it on the financial side. So that was a big part, but it really kind of turned a corner when my son was having some issues. We were seeing what we could do to help his health. Then when my wife got involved that way, it’s been a journey of navigating through all that stuff.
Dr. A: I actually have two questions to piggy back on that. When you went to Sanoviv, what was the one thing that just stood out to you, that you just didn’t realized about health?
Garrett: It seems almost naïve now, because it seems so basic, but I wasn’t mindful about what I ate at all. I just ate whatever I wanted to eat, whenever I wanted to eat it. All of a sudden, you know I was like “Oh, so look at this. This is impacting all sorts of stuff that’s going on with me,” You know because I was in my 20’s at that time, it’s like, metabolism and being young can compensate for really bad choices. It was just starting to catch up. I mean I had high triglycerides. I had higher cholesterol. I had stuff that was surprising for someone my age. And I was definitely heavier than I should be, but I still carried my weight well. So it wasn’t like anyone would look at me and call me fat, but I definitely had much higher percentage body fat. I hadn’t really thought about what eating healthy meant because people eating healthy is something different, unless they’re maybe reading your stuff, listening to you. I mean a lot of people think, you know “Oh, well, I had my heart healthy cheerios,” but that’s all grains. And we know that a lot of grains cause a whole lot of gut issues.
…Or you know I’ve had my yogurt. “Oh yeah, that yogurt has high fructose corn syrup in it” because I mean when I was… when I was going to Sanoviv, they send you a list of things like, “Hey, stop eating any dairies. Stop–especially don’t have yogurt” because I was thinking like the… The normal kind of sugary stuff that I was “Oh, yogurt’s got that good healthy bacteria in it, right”
Dr. A: Right.
Garrett: Underneath all the sugar apparently. I started reading, “Don’t use… Don’t be… Don’t bring colognes.” Like you start realizing all the toxic things that were exposing our body to every single day. And I was just an awakening for me.
Dr. A: I know you’ve done some chiropractic stuff as well, how has that affected your family?
Garrett: Well, I started under, my first chiropractic visit, was probably 12-13 years ago. I went just because my feet were going numb when I was running. The chiropractor made a big difference in a short period of time, and he really sold me on “Hey, you know, your body is this machine, do you want to keep it fine-tuned? You want to do well with it or do you just want to come in and fix a problem, and wait for the next problem to happen.” So I’ve been in chiropractic care for… for a very long time.
When I went to Sanoviv, they actually have chiropractors, plus MDs, and they had dentist’s there, it was a comprehensive place. It wasn’t like “Oh, I’m an MD and this is a chiropractor”, so we just disagree with everything. They subscribe to a philosophy which helped me out quite a bit. Chiropractic made the biggest difference for my son, because he was really struggling having auditory processing issues. Chiropractors brought in the right nutritionist. Chiropractors brought in the right chiropractors that did specific types of adjustments. They really bonded together. They coordinated and referred us to the right people, they were really were the catalyst to help us get him in a much, much better place.
Dr. A: That’s cool. I wish more people would use that for their kids because we see some pretty amazing things with kids. People don’t realize that it is even something that can be beneficial to kids.
Garrett: Yeah, I mean when our second son was born for the first couple of days, he was very fussy and so I took him in the chiropractor. My wife was very reluctant. She hadn’t been exposed to it quite like I had, and our chiropractor at that time was 245 pounds of muscle, like a big giant Norwegian looking Viking. She was worried. But he’s super gentle and it made immediate difference. Think about going through the birth canal and all the tugging and pulling and, everything that’s happening to the spine. Now, my wife’s really an advocate for it. She’s telling a whole bunch of people about it. She’s gotten her father into it, who really is skeptical about a lot of stuff, but he’s started seeing results and my whole family is in to it now.
Dr. A: Now, sitting here looking at you, you still have long hair.
Dr. A: Are you still on to health journey?
Garrett: Yeah, I guess we’re always on a health journey but… I just have long hair because in my world you have two types of haircuts. You shaved your head because then you just go and do it in your garage at any time. You grow it long because that way if you don’t get it cut, it doesn’t really look that different from week to week. I just don’t really enjoy going to get my haircut. Plus, my wife likes it long.
Dr. A: Okay. I was just checking because to me health really is a never ending journey.
Dr. A: You don’t get to the finish line and ring the bell and go “woohoo, I’m healthy,” I was just curious.
Garrett: It is a journey. I mean, because the body is a complex mechanism. It has got so much going on and we have so many things we’re exposed to from an emotional standpoint, from a chemical standpoint, from a physical standpoint. I look at it like, you don’t just go exercise once and call it good for life. You don’t get to eat once and call it good for life. So health is a daily journey from the emotions that we have in how we think to, just who we spent our time with impacts our health. I’m going be on an airplane tomorrow. I think that’s gonna impact my health. I wanna get adjusted after that.
There’s just certain things that you know and what I boiled it down to is this, and I’m not saying this is right, and it will probably evolve. But one, I feel like sleep is one of the most important things that we could do for our health. Second, having enough water, because I think a lot of people are just chronically dehydrated. Third thing is, I think meditation is big for health because so many people are constantly stressed and they’re not in the present and because of that it really tends to take away from how they feel overall and how they operate. I think getting adjusted regularly, that just makes a lot of sense because when we have stresses, things are going to shut down and the body can protect us, so that it won’t get overworked.
But, If you don’t release that or open that back up, then you’re going to have blockage or interference and a less than an ideal situation. I think in addition to that is getting some testing. Like that when I went in with you, you got me a blood test to kind of figure out what my omega 3 levels to omega 6 levels and ratios were. And that was a big insight because even though I was eating relatively healthy, I was eating a lot of nuts. You know I’m eating a lot of cashews. Those have a lot of omega 6’s and anti-nutrients you know, a lot of almonds. Those were what I was snacking on then. Look I’m a big guy. Those things go pretty quick and I’m like “Oh, that was actually a whole bunch of stuff that had problems”. Even though it may not have been a grain, it still had some issues. I found out that I had more information than I would like, by getting that test. And I was able to counter that by limiting the amount of intake I had with the nuts, but at the same time increasing my intake of omega3’s, and then when we retested, I was actually in the proper range.
Dr. A: That’s kind of what I want to sit down with you today is just so people understand that there are things available out there that you just don’t necessarily know. Today we’re going talk about cod liver oil and later on in the blog post and so, this would be a dovetail into that very issue. Those of you listening to this, make sure you check out the podcast and the blog post because we’ll have more info on that test, and the omega 3 testing and the benefits of omega 3 fatty acids.
Garrett: Just to finish out the list, I think exercise. I think movement. There’s just a lot of people that they think they’re too busy for it, but at the same time, they have so much less energy because they don’t do it.
I think exercise is a big part of that. I think what’s not a big part of that is… I just don’t take any pharmaceutical pills. There was one time where my blood pressure was higher and they were trying to get me on pharmaceutical pills and I was like “Well, I think that the body actually is responding to something else going on.” And by taking that, now I’m actually potentially exacerbating that problem. And what I need to do is say “What else is happening that might be increasing that blood pressure?” and for me, meditation helped out with that. For me, eating right helped with that, exercise, doing things that I enjoy, spending less time with negative people. I mean there were several factors, but part of it is I have genetic things with my family, with my kidneys, but I’ve really adopted this philosophy of epigenetics of saying “Look, okay. I’ve got my genes and that’s not my destiny. It may limit what my overall potential is but through my choices, I can impact what my health is. It’s not a predestined event.”
Dr. A: I think you’re the perfect guy for this next question because I’ve heard you talk about the relationship between success and health / wellness. How do you see those correlating together? The more successful you get, a lot of times, people focus more on health, eventually. I’m wondering how those correlate because sometimes people sacrifice one for the other.
Garrett: Yeah, there’s definitely those and it’s like a cliché that they worked so hard that they give up their health, but the studies have shown that the wealthier people are, the longer they tend to live, because they’re willing to pay for services that other people consider an expense. They’re willing to be more preventive and proactive; but I think it’s partially a consciousness. If we’re in the poverty consciousness, we’re not really focused on health. We’re focused on survival, but as we become more abundant and we start looking at ourselves as an asset, what can we do to protect ourselves, to help ourselves grow, to give ourselves the best opportunity to have great energy and be happy and have longevity. That’s a question that people that become more abundant start thinking about.
Now, I know that there’s people that have a lot of money and don’t have health because they just work, work, work. They don’t exercise. They don’t care about how they eat. But the thing is, I think that the more successful people are, the more they start to take care of their health because they realize how important energy is. They realized how important it is to be happy, and unfortunately people that don’t take care of their health, end up losing their money anyway because they go in to some nursing care facility. Within a few years, their money is exhausted and they never get what they saved up for… that dream life in the future.
But I’m here to tell you, If you have your health, you have an unlimited number of dreams. If you don’t have your health, you have one thing that you’re thinking about. How do I get back my health? So not having your health is the greatest way to destroy your dreams and the greatest way to invite scarcity in your life, and the greatest way to lose being productive, profitable and successful because it… It’s a scary situation.
Dr. A: You can’t actually buy your health back.
Garrett: Nope. I mean, because it’s a lot like “I can’t pay someone to exercise for me. I can pay someone to help me exercise, but I have to take responsibility for it. I can pay people to help me with my health, but I have to take responsibility for it. I have to show up in your office to get the adjustment. I’ve got to make sure to prick my finger to take the test, and send it in to make sure that I know what the results are.” I don’t know what prevents people from doing that. I think that there’s a small feeling of ‘I can take care of it later’ and that’s almost like an immortality syndrome that we just don’t think it’s going happen to us. Because of that, people tend to neglect things, because we can eat something really bad and we don’t have a vision of what’s going on inside of our body. We just know that we wake up the next day, and we might think that we feel good, but the new normal is we actually don’t feel nearly as good as we could. That’s just what we have kind of become accustomed to.
I think that we look around and there’s plenty of people that are so out of shape, so out of health that it’s almost like the rare person that is really taking care of their health. So it becomes of a social agreement of “I could always buy a pill. I could always get a surgery” but to me at that point, it’s like, “Yeah, that’s because of choices that were made one year of even 10 years ago.”
Dr. A: I’ve heard you talk about 5 tracks of wealth before… So what would you say? Would you give up your health for all the money in the world?
Garrett: Well, I don’t think anyone would, right. I mean, I think there’s people on the Forbes’ 400 list that that have diabetes and one guy that’s confined a wheelchair, had his leg amputated. He probably gives all that money back for the health, because wealth is money. I mean it’s part of it but that’s not the only thing. People that say money is not important, I find 99% of the time, it’s because they don’t have enough of it, and so they say that. One percent of the time, they make just so much that it isn’t that important to them anymore. But money is pretty important, because it’s a lot like air. When there’s not enough of it, it becomes really, really suffocating.
But the other part of wealth is… Is living life on purpose, what I would call soul purpose. It’s having the right mind set that would be the third aspect of it. It’s having the right social setting as far as relationships and enjoyment in life, and then finally, the fifth piece would be your health, or your physical well-being. So, if you don’t have money, purpose, good mindset, good relationships, and your health then it all starts to impact the other areas. And of any of the five, I think money can be the one that I can do without for the longest, actually. Not that I want to, but it’d be the one that I can sustain longer. But the other areas, if you don’t have it, your money is going to probably go away.
Dr. A: A lot of the problems that I see sometimes people just don’t prioritize health. They don’t put it high enough on the priority list, so that they actually realize it’s very valuable to your success and to your wealth accumulation.
Garrett: Because it’s kind of a long term play. People do better with short term gratification than they do with long-term fulfillment.
Dr. A: So, that kind of plays into my next question because you talked about something called easy hard and hard easy. You talked about wealth, but maybe touch on it with the wealth aspect, then also maybe just kind of touch on the health aspect too.
Garrett: It’s easy not to work out. It’s hard not to be in shape. It’s hard to work out. It’s a lot easier to be in shape. So, a lot of people sleep in. They don’t worry about it, but life gets harder day by day. It’s the choices that we make that sets us up for the success. It might be hard to find time and money to get an adjustment. But not getting one is easy, but life gets harder as your health starts to suffer. I find far too many people that choose easy, just because in the moment they give in to their emotions. They give in to gratification, but they missed out on long term fulfillment.
It is hard to eat well for me. It is. Sugar is super tempting. I travel a lot so sometimes the options are a little bit limited. So a lot of times, I have to go out and make sure to buy things before my trip. I have to make sure that I’ve got extra preparation. I’ve got a backpack I can take on my trips that holds ice bags, so I can take prepared food with me when I go. That takes extra effort. It’s harder, but when you’re on a trip, it’s a whole lot easier, when you feel better about yourself and when you’re healthy and you’ve got more energy, life is just that much easier.
Dr. A: It’s probably one of the most important things that you just talked about is the fact that you just have to plan ahead a little bit because people don’t. We both work downtown here so unless I plan ahead, there aren’t very many options for healthy eating down here.
Garrett: I order 10 to 20 meals at a time. They get overnighted, and they’re all… I’m a paleo guy, grass-fed meats and vegetables. And then that way, if I’m busy during the day, I’m not skipping meals. I’m just having those meals warmed up here. And then I eat them and I know that they’re healthy.
Dr. A: Where are you getting those from?
Garrett: I’ve been ordering from petespaleo.com.
Dr. A: okay.
Garrett: I’m about to start using Paleo On The Go
just to give variety. And then locally, there’s a service called ‘the ultimate food.’
I think ultimate foods or something. So we’ve… We’ve tried 2-3 and ones on order right now. I just… I subscribed to Paleo magazine. I buy everything that’s advertised in there to see what I think of it, as a “Hey, is this going to work for me?” Then just test it out because… we have two kids. We have a lot going on in life. I’m not the kind of husband that says “I hope dinner’s on the table when I get home, and prepare me breakfast and lunch”
I can get that from outside sources that are pretty inexpensive, then my wife can make dinner if she wants. She had a great dinner last night and a great lunch set up for me, but you know I don’t want to place blame there, I gotta take responsibility. I think too many people, like to say that they can’t do it, but it just takes a higher level of insight. It takes a little bit of awareness, and I commend people for listening to this, because that’s how you find these things out.
Dr. A: Well, that’s the whole point, to try and get more education out to people, because you got a lot of experience. I hope people understand that Garrett has a lot of background in success, background in health, and what I kind of want to know is that who inspires you? A lot of people look up to you for advice, all over the world. Who do you look up to?
Garrett: Well, you know what? There’s people that we worked with in our program that I admire what they’ve done from a health standpoint, but they’re also successful business owners. I look at Dr. Chris Zano out of Houston. Heres’ a guy that’s seeing a couple thousand patients a week but he finds time to handle everything else. He works out. He eats really deliberately and intentionally. Joe Mercola, I spent a lot of time with him around the health aspect. He really inspired me in a lot of these areas. My buddy Moe, who you know, who really… His family got totally dialed in with their health, and he just consistently exercises. So I like to spend time with the kind of people that are just out there doing the right things.
It lets you know what’s possible. It creates a little bit more accountability. You tend to have more productive conversations with them than the people that are not committed to these things, and they’re committed to excuses. I feel for them because I’ve been… I was committed my excuses in the world of health for a long time. But I just, I can’t get over… I just want candy or I can’t, … I just have cravings. Whatever it is, I mean it wasn’t an easy overnight thing. As a matter of fact, if I have anything close to addiction, I’ve had food addiction. And to be able to manage that properly, I mean it took tracking my food for 6 months on my fitnesspal app. It took prepping all of my meals before I left out of town. I’m thinking “Oh, I’ll fly out tomorrow. I don’t have all my stuff handled on that just yet, so I have to handle that tonight.”
Dr. A: So my biggest challenge for a lot of people is when they turn about 30 years old, they start to get serious about health. So if you’d go back in time, what would you say to a 30 year old? Or what have you learned in the last in success, wellness? What advice would you give yourself maybe if you were 30?
Garrett: You know when I was 30, is when I really started thinking about this. At a really high, much, much higher level. But I would tell people 30, the rule’s change in the next 10 years, than the first 10 years. The consequences come about much more quickly. You’re going to have a lot more feedback that you may not enjoy. So, I would start spending time with people who are in to this so that you can have the proper discussions. I think my biggest piece of advice is we all have our own way of finding success. I like certain things and there’s other people who like other things. I enjoy reading books but that’s not what makes me successful. The people I spent time with and have conversations with is much more Impactful to me than the books that I read. So why don’t people figure out what area of their life they’re more successful in. Is it there Business? Is it their marriage? Is it parenting? Is it their spirituality? Is it their health? I mean what is it? Whatever category our life that we’re successful in, we tend to do things in those areas that we don’t always apply to other areas.
What I found was, if I’m spending time with people that are very knowledgeable in that area, if I’m buying books or going to seminars or creating space in my calendar just specifically work on those things and I’m inviting that into my life. I’m going to have a lot more success in it. If there’s any area that’s not ideal for me, I know that I’m not paying enough for it because when I pay for things, I pay attention to them. So, I hire someone. I’m willing to invest in the things that matter. I want to make sure to invest before it becomes a problem. When it becomes a problem, we get emotional about it. It becomes that much harder to overcome.
So, the tough thing is, how do we switch from immediate gratification to long term fulfillment? For me, it’s who I’m… Who I hang out with. You have to start saying no to invitations for people that don’t share your values and that’s the hardest thing about it. But you start inviting people that do share your values or to edify where you wanna be. And that tends… that tends to be the number one factor for people getting better results is who you spending your time around.
Dr. A: Well, that’s very true, you’re the average of the five people you hang out with. And you said, you say ‘no’ more now. Is that a kind of, the secret to success?
Garrett: Well, it’s what you’re committed to, not just what you know; but obviously, if you have bad information, hard work tends to compensate for it.
Dr. A: Is there a book that you kind of just have used to help with your health or is there something that you’re reading now?
Garrett: I like… I just barely read… “It all starts with food.”
That was pretty good. I really like the Paleo solution.
I know not everyone’s a meat eater.
Garrett: And I’m not saying that that’s not perfectly right for everyone. But I know that I’ve tested enough on how I perform, how my body responds and for me Paleo’s what works. When I’m on Paleo, I feel better. My functions are great. I’m leaner –all that kind of stuff. If I go away from it, I immediately notice a difference.
Dr. A: So is there anything that you use at home? Any items, utensils or is there anything that really has helped you, for instance, we have a VitaMix at home that we use all the time.
Garrett: We have a VitaMix too.
Dr. A: Is there like anything that you go, “Man, if this broke tomorrow, I’ll totally buy this again”?
Garrett: I mean definitely the… The Vitamix would be one of those things that’s up there. I just like these ordering services where I can order food and have food available, because otherwise, I tend to just snack on things and then like never get satiated, never get full. So that’s really important to me. The thing is I’ve laminated what I call my heavy healthy living initiative. It’s got probably 14 bullet points on there, but it’s what do I do to stay healthy. It’s everything from scheduling massages to scheduling adjustments. I even used to have an infrared sauna in the home. I ended up kind of doing that for a while, I felt like I wasn’t getting enough bang for my buck of my time. So I wasn’t really having an issue there, so I sold that. I’ve had everything from low level lasers that were gifted to me because I’ve spoken for those companies. I’ve used that. I’ve dove in both feet and just really dedicated at myself to health because I am so much happier when I’m healthy.
Dr. A: That’s what I wanted to chat with you because I think other people could get inspired by you and I just have two maybe three more questions more to wrap it up. I know we’re short on time today. What would you say is your definition of success?
Garrett: Consistently setting forth ideas and objectives and accomplishing those, meaning I’m always excited about the future, but happy about the present.
Dr. A: One of the things that I’m focused on in this podcast is Simple steady Little Changes that people can do on a daily basis. If you just had to take like one thing, just the average person on the street and say “Hey, here’s something you can do to just make your life more successful or more abundant”, what will be just something be very easy? Somebody could do?
Garrett: Sleep more and drink more water.
Dr. A: Awesome. So then how would define wellness?
Garrett: Well, I mean here’s the thing, wellness is a word that was is used more by the health community by it is than the person on the street. I don’t think that anyone wakes up and says “I want wellness.”
Dr. A: That’s true.
Garrett: Right. But how else do you describe a contrast to what people are experiencing because the word health has been abused and it doesn’t mean anything anymore, because health care has become about you’re sick and you go to a hospital, so the word health has been diminished. Wellness had to become a kind of a word that separated the word health for the people who are really seeking that next level. And so for me, when people use the word wellness I know that they’re committed to being preventive, proactive and productive when it comes to their life. They’re really looking to be a steward over the body that they’ve been given. What are they putting into it. What they are doing to have it, to have performance and I like hearing the word wellness. I don’t know that it’s a good marketing term. I know that if you find someone like me it… It will be attractive, but you have to realize that I’m only attracted because of all the work I’ve done up to this point. If we ask a hundred people on the street what wellness is, I don’t know anyone could truly tell you.
Dr. A: Well, that’s kind of why I asked. I’m just curious as to what people think about it because it’s an important concept and that’s… Our main objective is to help people move towards a more well body, well mind, well spirit, everything that comes along with it.
Garrett: It’s the same problem I have in finance I mean you know the term financial freedom has been abused. It doesn’t mean anything anymore because it’s a marketing term and it’s not a reality in people’s lives the way that It has been sold, just like healthcare isn’t healthcare at all. It’s sick care, right, as Dr. Patrick Gentempo would say. It’s a sick care. So when we think wellness that’s like me saying, “wealth architecture”. People would go “What is that?” you know. “Well, I’m a wealth architect.” “What is that?” It’s not part of the everyday common vernacular, but at the same time, we have to have some differentiating factors. So, I don’t know if that solution has fully come out yet. That allows people to say, “This is what I need to do.” I mean the medical model has gotten people to think “Hey I don’t feel well. I go to the hospital.” or the dentist have done a great job at getting people go “I need to brush at least twice a day and floss every day.” In chiropractic, people haven’t adopted getting adopted, getting adjusted to flossing. Okay, that’s just something everyone does. You don’t wait ‘til your gums are bleeding to floss. You do it so that your gums don’t bleed. In the world of chiropractic, I wish that people would go “Yeah, you get adjusted not because your back hurts, not because something’s wrong, but to keep things right.”
Dr. A: Well, that’s our whole message in chiropractic. and we just need more people like you to help us spread that message because it’s very beneficial to people. I’ve seen that in my life for the last 20 years. My kids have all been adjusted since the day they were born. And actually, my son’s sitting over here.
Dr. A: He can vouch for that. And I have just one more thing to be thankful for, because I owe you a little bit of gratitude and I just want to publically say thank you, because you taught me something very valuable last year. I think I saw you speak 3 times last year, and you have something called a power-hour. I really took that to heart. Every morning I get up and I do about an hour of meditation, gratitude, thankfulness, all the stuff that we were taught. I just want to say thank you, because it made a big difference in my life. I’m more intentional about my day. That’s something I maybe would like everybody to do if they really want to start changing things in their life, is creating a little bit of intention in their life. So, I would say if you would just want to touch on that simple little power hour for people and then maybe talk about what you’re doing right now with your current business models, so other people could maybe learn some more.
Garrett: It’s a morning ritual. I was one of the co-creators of what we call a producer’s power hour, I’ve evolved how I do mine. I use to say you begin your day with exercise, education and personal enlightenment. That’s everything from getting up, working out or reading something in the world of health, because I don’t believe you should work out 7 days a week necessarily. Rest is very important. Then after that, the education in an area of your expertise, developed that each morning.
I don’t care if it’s listening to something for 10 minutes, reading something for 15, done is better than perfect. The third piece is enlightenment which for some people, that’s prayer. Others might be meditation. Others might be just a gratitude journal. Others it could be just taking time to think, just having some quiet time where the TV’s not on, the radio is not in the background and you’re not talking to someone. Then you can begin your day more abundantly because you’ve invested in yourself. You’ve set up the conditions for success.
I like to meditate in the morning. Exercise in the later afternoon now, just based upon my body’s rhythms and what I intended to do better. Although, I’m going to go back to working out in the morning because I have young kids and baseball, and all that kind of stuff. And I’m starting to miss a few workouts here and there, because of other commitments. I like to just listen to things on my way in to the office. It just sets the right kind of structure for the day. If people want to learn more, the program that you learn about was Freedom FastTrack, still the flagship program, freedomfasttrack.com.
We also have a website Wealth Factory (wealthfactory.com) which is really intended to reach more of the masses but really geared towards business owners. There’s some really good resources that you can get on that webpage, everything from personal finance guide, to an investment score card, to know whether you should do an investment or not, and a few other hidden gems, if you can navigate through the site.
Dr. A: Well, thank you very much. I appreciate you sitting down with me and just giving the world your advice and your knowledge. I just hope they all benefit from it, so thank you again.