119 – Big Mistakes, Laziness, Positive Energy, and Much More

This is the show where I help you live stronger, longer, thinner, healthier, and happier. I have an action packed and information packed show for you today. I am back from Japan still trying to recover from jet lag. It is about a 12 hour trip from Tokyo to Dulles which is outside of DC. On the way back it usually takes me several weeks for my body to adjust. I am not sure why it affects me so much more in this direction than going to Japan. It’s really weird. I go through spells where I am really tired and I get to the point where I almost fall asleep at the wheel so I have to be very careful. But I am back here on U.S. soil. and Yoko is coming back tomorrow. Which by the way, any of you have been asking where she is and how she’s doing so we are going to get her on an episode really soon. I promise you we’ll do that for sure.

I have a great topic for you today. I am going to share with you the best mistake you are most likely making in your life. There is a very very good chance that you are making this mistake right now. I am going to share with you and tell you how to overcome this.

But first, I want to discuss with you a few tiny subjects. Some of you have asked me how I decide what I discuss on an episode. Is it scripted? And the short answer to that is that when I first started doing my podcast a little over two years ago, it was highly scripted and I knew exactly what I was going to say. As we morphed into different things here, I kinda know what I am going to talk about during the episode but what you’re hearing me say is totally not scripted. It’s pretty much as if I was sitting on a sofa somewhere and we were just talking as friends. My message comes from my heart. I am sharing intimate things with you that are part of my life.

Positive Energy

What I would like to share with you now is the power of a tribe. What I mean by that is that I have developed this really cool following. Over the past several weeks I have shared a lot about my Dad being in the hospital and now he’s in rehab. I was leaving for Japan and he was upset that I wouldn’t be able to visit him for about 2 1/2 weeks. I share a lot of things from my personal life with you and from that I have been getting a tremendous amount of positive energy back. One of my friends, Linda, heard my message that I was I was going to be away for over two weeks and she actually reached out to me over Facebook private message and asked me if I thought my Dad would like a visitor.When I heard that I was in a ball. I couldn’t believe that one of my friends and listener of the podcast would offer to visit my Dad while I was in Japan. That was just incredible. If you are listening, Linda Thank You so much for not only going one time but going twice and having a really cool meaningful conversation with him. You will never know how much that meant to me. Thank you for being a part of this thing. You are in my tribe 🙂

We are growing every day. Last week for the episode we did, we just had the largest number of listens and downloads we have had in a really long time so this thing is really getting huge. My visibility on Periscope is really helping people connect with me even better.

Laziness

One more quick thing before I get into today’s topic. I have felt really lazy over the past few days. A lot of it has to do with jet lag. You know, I get a lot of these questions from you and other people; do I need to exercise every day? Do I need to go to the gym everyday? Let me tell you something. I am human just like you are and I go through periods where I just feel that my body is trying to tell me something. Maybe my body is trying to say slow down Dave, relax, you don’t have to workout every single day. I go through these periods that, for lack of a better term, I just feel lazy. Maybe is has something to do with the jet lag but maybe not. The answer I am going to give to you is to listen to your body. If you wake up and you just feel like your body is sending you the message that you don’t feel like doing anything that day, then listen to your body. Now, if your body tells you this every day, you might have a problem 🙂 I give you permission to be lazy sometimes. I am! Just don’t make it into a habit.

Big Mistakes

Now, let’s get back to our main topics. The #1 biggest mistake that you may be making in your life is not living your life exactly the way you want to live it. Even though you think you are, to some degree you are conforming to what others want you to do. Maybe you are conforming to some type of job or work that you think is the right thing to do even though but you don’t like it. Or maybe you are in a relationship that, in your heart is just not going to be working out forever and for some reason you just keep it going. They are afraid to get out because they are afraid of what may be on the other side.

Don’t care what other people think. I have found that living my life the way that I want to live it works the best for me. Not the way other people think I should do it. Maybe it doesn’t work for you. Maybe you’re the type that just wants to live your life and not create any waves and just go along and have everybody like you and everybody think that everything is right with you. But inside maybe it’s not. I hope you have enough confidence in yourself. I do not want to see you make this mistake. I don’t want you to be in this situation. Does it take guts sometimes to change? Absolutely! It takes a lot of confidence and reflection. I meditate every single day even if time permits only five minutes of meditation. I’ll sit down, clear my mind, and breathe in and out. I have shown that it really works. I don’t know how exactly. There were times in my life that I was not a confident person. I really cared about what others thought of me. That was not the way to live. The difference between my life now and then is amazing. I don’t think I am ever in a bad mood. Do I ever get sad about something or have a feeling that something is not right? Sure I do! Sometimes it’s complex and you don’t even know where those feelings come from. But on a daily basis, I feel really good about my life and where I am in my life and what I am doing every day. I feel great about it and it’s because I put a lot of hard work into this. I have soul searched and I have learned to love myself. No I am not a narcissist, but I do love myself and I think you should love yourself as well. I truly hope you are listening to this very carefully. I want you to live your life to its absolute fullest. Be totally happy from within about who you are. The most important thing is the life you live on a daily basis and who you surround yourself with. Think about this. If you are making the biggest mistake of your life, what good is everything else? I think I have given you a lot to think about today.

Have a great week! Talk to you soon!

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