Personal Development played an instrumental role in my life. I share the story of how it affected my personality in my No One’s Business book. There I broke it down in 7 Modules for Personal Transformation that I called MIGRANT. Those are the practical paths I took in order to transform my self form where I was into what is and what is coming.
As the mind master Michael Gervais mentioned, there are currently three things we as humans can train ourselves that are under our control:
- Our Body
- Our Craft
- Our Mind
Our Diet – what and how we eat.
This one is the source of your energy, power and desire to move forward so pay good attention – it is your Locomotive of Success. Don’t take a radical diet that you will not be able to maintain – start simple and work on it. Here is the Simple Diet Rules I created for my self and worked form it:
What? Try only drinking water, preferably clean (filtered, distilled or bottled).
When? Only drink before food (minimum 20min before the meal) and not after. Leave at least 1.5h before you drink after food.
How much? Drink at least 1.5l – 2l of water per day. To make it simple to follow, drink 1l before 2pm and 1l after.
What? Try eating colourful food as much as possible (mostly fruits and vegetables). I don’t eat meat but if you do, try eating that piece of meat with vegetables only (as many vegetables so these cover the piece of meat). Try eating separate foods: meat with vegetables; vegetables alone; or fruits alone (sweet fruits and sower fruits separately).
When? Try eating at similar hours of the day as much as possible and try not eating after the sun set.
How much? Try eating small portions of food. Look at your fist – that is the size of your one time portion.
What? You do not need to lift weights or do intensive cardio. The important part is to raise your heart rate and sweat. A 30min walk or 6 landing of stairs each day would do just right. I exercise every day for 30min and if for any reason I do not manage to exercise, I try to walk (mostly when I schedule my phone conversations), take stairs or just a stretching routine (please contact for details). Cold shower. And not to forget to brief – deeply and slowly, best every day but at least three times a day.
When? At least three times a week – I try to do once a day. So if you think you don’t have time for gym or for exercises in the morning, just do some throughout the day.
How much? A 30min walk or 6 landing of stairs each day would do just right. I exercise every day for 30min and if for any reason I do not manage to exercise, I try to walk (mostly when I schedule my phone conversations), take stairs or just a stretching routine (please contact for details).
Our Hobbies and Skills
There comes a time when your hobby or skill saves your sanity and opens new doors. Work on it whatever it is. Devote a specific time each week or each day to work on your skill.
What? Guitar, surfing, marketing skills, your work speciality, etc, etc
When? Be constantly searching for new and up to date material. Go to weekend, evening or week long seminars and workshop on your skill
How much? work daily or a minimum of three days a week allowing at least one hour to the subject.
Meditation, Reading, Traveling, Education, Networking, Mastermind Courses.
Find a Mentor or get into a community of thriving people.
When? Every Day. Perhaps you can start with three days but work form there
How Much? At least one hour a day or set to read at least 4 pages or listen to at least 30min audio. You will find that you will want more and will increase the amount.
You can notice the above and more in my digest form Tony Robbins 2017 UPW.
The magic of this is that you will not even realise how much better you got at life and how many cool people you have around. It is exactly like the feeling of when your headache is gone – you don’t feel it until you look back when you had it.
Read and follow people who are knowledgeable in the subject but don’t forget that it is your body and you got to feel it. Start with the Simple Diet Rules and you in time will start feeling your body and what is best for you. Don’t forget to continuously learn. I share references to some great books on the subject on the What Book? page which you can take a look at or see my daily routine.