Content creator, IT specialist, sales and life adviser

If you’re struggling in life to find direction, if you’re a little lost or maybe you’re just looking to improve yourself and maybe pick up a new skillset along the way then you’ve come to the right spot.

First, let me introduce myself. I am a former small business owner, a former door-to-door sales representative with a Fortune 50 company, and currently, I work in IT as a desktop support technician. I am currently studying programming and computer science, where one day I hope to work in Cyber Security and maybe even open my own business again. I have also had the wonderful opportunity to travel to such places as Russia (Moscow), the U.K., Qatar, Malaysia, and my personal favorite Singapore.

But I wasn’t always clear on what I wanted out of life and I certainly had no clue how to get where I wanted to be, wherever that was. So, if any of this sounds familiar to you or maybe you’re just looking to hone your path or potentially up your sales game, then stick around a bit and check out my blog posts below. If you enjoy my content please consider subscribing to my YouTube linked here. Be sure to follow me on my other sites in the "MY LINKS" tab in the upper right.

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Hack Your Life! - Fitness & Health

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About the Topic: A little while back we had a member ask a very valid question on how they can cut weight and get in a better condition with the goal of training for competitive xc racing (aka cross-country cycling). As I was reading through the comments/suggestions in his post I noticed several comments, although mostly great advice, might not have been the best advice for his needs or that they omitted some commonly misunderstood facts about nutrition and how your body breaks down different types of food calories. I figured I’d share my thoughts/comments with him in the group and re-post here since it was such a great question I think we all struggle with.

Below is my reply:
"Calorie deficit/tracking calories works, however, I will note there is a difference between how many calories a food item “contains” vs how many your body absorbs based on the type of food. For instance, if you eat a 100-calorie-containing resistant starch food item (boiled then allowed to cool potato) vs a 100-calorie-containing-glass of orange juice or even worse, high fructose corn syrup drink, your body will absorb more of the calories from the high fructose drink then the resistant starch, even though they technically contain the same caloric values.

Food calories are measured simply by burning them in a lab and measuring the calories burned (google Food calorimetry), but they do not take into account how your body breaks them down. So counting calories isn’t really the best way unless you are intentionally avoiding refined sugars (especially high fructose sugars).

Also, not all fruits are great for you. Berries are by in large the best, but avoid grapes like the plague since the amount of sugar (natural or otherwise, still too much fructose) in a grape is waaaaay more than berries. Plus most berries contain flavonoids, which are good for weight and other cognitive benefits (blueberries are best imo).

Also, to be honest, I know you said you’re not trying to bulk up, but weight training is one of the best ways to lose fat. Since cardio burns calories, but not so much fat. While weight training burns more fat. Yes, cardio will also burn some fat, but less so than weight training. Lifting, in your case, is a great way to strengthen your legs for cycling marathons and burns a lot of fat. Just be wary of joints. Core exercise is also big here. On the flip side, cardio (over time) does do one big thing. You can train your mitochondria to become more efficient at burning calories by doing 30-45 minutes of high endurance cardio 3 times a week. Although this process will take a significant amount of time, eventually your body will become more efficient at breaking down what you put into it.

Oh, and avoid as many processed and preservative-containing foods as you can. Since your body tends to store foods/chemicals that it doesn’t know what to do with or how to break down as fats. Also, it may be a good idea to avoid most “vegetarian” foods as possible as the “vegetarian” plant-based part is usually soy-based. Soy is a hormone-containing plant that can lower your testosterone, which is bad in this case. Or most cases for that matter.

While most tough workouts and calorie restriction diets “work” it also depends on your goals. Are you trying to simply cut weight? Or are you trying to also be healthy? You can cut weight by calorie deficit and only drinking smoothies, but still end up with fatty liver (it’s misunderstood that non-alcoholic fatty liver disease is caused by fats, it’s more often caused by too much sugar, especially high fructose corn syrups)… or you can lose weight and make your overall body (ie mitochondria) healthier and more efficient in the long run. Also, although I agree intermittent fasting is both healthy and effective at weight loss and cognitive functions, if you’re actively training for a marathon or something it isn’t the best thing to do at that point. Since your body will need to store some calories to train and perform well, if you restrict your intake times your body won’t be able to train as well, but outside of actively training for something it is great. Which is why I said it depends on your goals.

That brings me to some great sources: I would highly recommend going to listen to a podcast by a former triathlete and medical doctor named Peter Attia, called “the drive”. He breaks down the science on all of it and regularly has world-class cycling/running athletes on his podcast and other doctors/nutritionists to discuss all of what I said above."

I have compiled a list of some of my favorites below:

Nutrition & Sleep


Science of Obesity

Fructose & Metabolic Disease

Cycling & Zone 2 training part 1

Cycling & Zone 2 training part 2

Challenge Time! I challenge you to join the group and comment your thoughts and strategies on the above-mentioned post. (linked here) As always, if you found any of this helpful, consider subscribing and check out my other links above, where I post regularly.

Entrepreneurs Hacking Life

Come Join the Group!

About the Group: New Group Added! This is a place to learn, grow, share, improve and expand on your life &/or sales experiences. Help others better themselves by sharing your experiences and hopefully better your own along the way. Share your content, advertise and promote yourself. I have come to realize there aren’t many groups that allow this. I’m different. I believe that you should be different too! Be unique and become the ultimate you. Come join the conversation today!

Challenge Time! I challenge you to join the group and comment on one goal you plan to achieve this week! (linked here) As always, if you found any of this helpful, consider subscribing and check out my other links above, where I post regularly.

Hacking Sales! - 3 Tips on how to avoid unethical sales techniques

Sales Training | 3 Core Tips

Tip #1: Always be genuine, honest, and forthright from day 1. Being dishonest may snag you a few easy sales early on, but not only will you probably not be able to look yourself in the mirror in the morning, but it also looks bad on you and your company and will burn your reputation and any potential for referrals. And referrals in your pipeline are how you make the big bucks and not come up empty on rainy days.

Tip #2: Believe in what you are selling. You have to truly believe what you are offering can and will bring added value to the prospect. If you don't truly believe in what you are selling then you will sell very little of anything.

Tip #3: This should be broken into 2 tips; which are -don't copy what others are doing as much as just try to find your unique approach. There is nothing wrong with trying new approaches, but if you try something and it just feels awkward, then you may not have the right personality to pull it off. There is nothing wrong with that, just find what works for you. Be unique and different in your approach.

And lastly -there is no substitute for experience. There is no better way to improve on and hone your skills and craft than going out there and trying. If you're anything like I was, you will probably fail a few times, maybe even a lot, but it isn't how many times you failed that is important, it's how you improved and learned from your failures that will make you successful.

Challenge Time! I challenge you to comment on the above video (linked here) what type of sales position/company you're in and that you pledge to always follow these core values. As always, if you found any of this helpful, consider subscribing and check out my other links above, where I post regularly.

Hack Your Life! - Top 4 Books to turn your life around

These 4 books helped change my perspective and turned my life around!

I have attached a link to the book title where it can be purchased via my Amazon Affiliate page (see bottom of the site for more details). So, if you want to support me and grow at the same time, consider using them, but even if you don't support me, support yourself by reading these books.

#4 The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey.
This book is one of the best places to start once you understand yourself a bit more (the last book on this list will help with that). Great advice for both personal and professional development. This will help you on your journey to make a positive change in your life.

#3 The Total Money Makeover by Dave Ramsey.
I use to think making $20 last over a week or counting how many transactions I could make before an overdraft meant I was good at managing money. If this sounds like you or if you just struggle with managing your money and savings or find yourself in a lot of debt this is a must-read book for you.

#2 How to Win Friends & Influence People by Dale Carnegie.
This book is number 2 on my list for just how much power is contained in these lessons. Whether you're in a sales position, on a committee to win over others, or just trying to be better at getting your point across in your personal life and relationships you will find all your answers here and then some.

#1 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos by Jordan Peterson.
This book is number 1 on my list as it has definitively made the greatest impact on how I conduct myself, view myself, view the world, and hands down has had the most positive overall changes in getting control of my life and knowing the direction forward.

Challenge Time! I challenge you to pick at least one of these books and comment on this Instagram post "Challenge Accepted!" with the title of the book you chose.

As always, if you found any of this helpful, consider subscribing and check out my other links above, where I post regularly.

Hack Your Life! - The 4 Step Challenge

Don't let the day pass you by without doing at least one thing to improve yourself or put yourself closer to achieving your vision!

1. Sort out your past, any difficult things you still think about or struggle with or have bad dreams about. Anything you regret or feel anxious about that happened to you in your past, even from just yesterday. Try and pick at least 5 of the most impactful and write them down (preferably on paper) about what happened and how or what you may have been able to do/react differently if placed back in those situations. This will allow your brain to move past them so it doesn't hold back tomorrow.

2. List your top 5 best and worst qualities/habits to understand your current self better, to be able to utilize your advantages, and avoid/improve on your shortcomings.

3. Write down where you see yourself in 10 years. Create your perfect vision from house/living arrangements, career, education, finances, and any and all accomplishments you would like to have at this point. Continue doing the same things, working backward from those 10 years to 5 years, 1 year, 6 months, 1 month, and 1 week until you arrive at the present day. Write out what you can do today. Visualize your dream on paper so you can actualize it in reality. Most people don't have a difficult time considering their dreams and vision, but often struggle with not knowing how to get there.

4. Now write out a hypothetical hell that you may find yourself in if you allow your worst habits to go unchecked 10 years from now instead.

Congratulations! You have now worked through your past to untangle your path forward. You now know yourself better and know your strong points and weak points. You have constructed your own personal heaven and hell. But with that comes the path forward. Now, you may be struggling to write out all of the above. It's certainly not an easy task, but that isn't a bad thing. It took me almost 3 months to do the same. Taking your time on these is especially important as you want to be thorough, meaningful, and truthful to yourself. If you can do these, you will absolutely accomplish all you set your mind to!

Challenge Time! I challenge you to complete just the above 4 steps and comment in the video above (linked here) "Challenge Completed!" Also, if you feel you need more details on what I mentioned here or even if you have accomplished all I mentioned and are looking for the next steps and more life advice, watch the YouTube video I made above. If you found any of this helpful, consider subscribing and check out my other links above, where I post regularly.

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