Recently, I posted a documentary on my YouTube channel, showing exactly how I got into shape for my boxing match with Rob Moore. Although I had the wife, the family, the millions of pounds, the biggest property training company in the UK and the all around amazing life, I was still fat! Preparing for this fight has allowed me to get fit and healthy. Fitness was never a priority for me, and I always found it hard to keep the weight off over the long-term. Boxing changed all that, and I intend to keep it up!
In the full video (above) I show you exactly how I prepared for the fight and the trainers that helped me along the way. If you want to find out how I did it, I highly recommend watching the video until the end. In this article, I will give you 3 lessons that you can learn from my fitness journey that you can apply to any area of life; business; property; or, indeed, fitness.
1. Have a strong ‘why’
When I have tried to get fit in the past, I have often not sustained my efforts long-term. Work, investing, family and life in general end up getting in the way. While the goal of being in good health was always important to me, it seemed rather nebulous and something that could be put off until a future date. Having a fight that I needed to prepare for to win was a much more immediate and motivating ‘why’.
Be honest with yourself and fine a ‘why’ that will motivate you to act now. While it is great to have big goals, also have smaller, time sensitive goals that you can hold yourself accountable to. Have more immediate ‘whys’ that are truly motivating for you, and where failure will be embarrassing.
2. Create new habits that work for you
When I am out on the road doing training events, it can be hard to eat healthily. Choosing healthier options needed to fit in with my schedule and actually make sense for me. My personal trainer went through the menu of a popular fast food outlet and selected options that fit in with my diet. This was so that I could eat after long training events. When creating new habits, it is important that those habits actually work for you. Be realistic and make changes you can stick to.
Theoretically, I could have had a health food only diet created for me (with no take-out food whatsoever). In reality, though, I wouldn’t have been able to fit this around work and would end up not actually creating new and better habits. Think about what will work for you, not what works for other people in totally different circumstances.
3. Get help from the experts
One way I could have approached this fight would be to say, “I can find everything about fitness online for free, why would I need to pay for knowledge?” This would have left me sifting through a lot of information trying to assess what was true or false. Even once I had a plan, I would have no support in implementing it. Spending money on training from proven experts was well worth it!
While I can’t teach you boxing, I can teach you how to become a property investor. You can book a seat at my next training event for just £1. You can get your tickets here, but book fast because tickets always go quickly!