28 minutes | Nov 2nd 2016

Building A Bulletproof Brain & Being More Productive

In this episode, we switch things up and talk about a few of the biggest lessons I've learned over the past 6 months for building a bulletproof brain to feel better, become more productive, and become a better thinker - all by taking control of your health! Enjoy ;)   Transcript Hey what is going on guys and girls. This is Jeremy Reeves with another episode of The Sales Funnel Mastery Podcast and I hope you all had a very, very fun Halloween. If you have kids, then you know, hopefully you took them trick or treating, well maybe not until like 16, that be kind of weird, but if you have young kids I should say or if you you know, did the whole trick or treating thing with people coming to your door, I hope that was fun. We had our boys out last night and it was freezing here in PA. I think it was, probably like below 30s you know, by the time we got home so it was really cold. I am not looking forward to the cold weather, but it is what it is. So today -- actually, I have a really quick update first before we get into it. So the webinar project right, the high-ticket project that I am working on that I have been telling you about over the last couple of weeks is almost done. In fact, the product itself I actually just finished you know, there are some little tweaks and added some stuff here and there, one or two little things that I have to add, things like that, but you know, it is essentially done and one of my things that I am doing today is actually getting it set up in the membership and like kind of getting all that prep and all that and then I have to actually put together a webinar you know, that is going to sell the course on doing webinars, right. So first of all, you know, I am planning on launching that in the next 2 weeks. So November 14th is, hopefully, the starting date. We are going to find out -- I do not like to rush launches. A lot of people -- a lot of my clients -- you know, they will come to me and say, hey I want to launch tomorrow you know. And I do not like doing that. I always like to get myself extra time to really do it properly, to make sure everything is set up right and all that. So as of right now I am planning on launching that course on November 14th and I am really excited. It is going to be freaking awesome. Everybody I have shown into so far is like, oh my God, this like a total game changer. It is like completely -- unlike anything else it is out there right now. So I am really, really excited about that and I will tell you why it is so awesome as we kind of come closer to it right. So if you are in the market for doing something high ticket. If you have anything high ticket, I would highly suggest not getting anything else until I launched that course because I am telling you right now it is going to be absolutely just completely game changing for you. If you have a webinar and it is not converting well or if you want to put together a webinar and it is just been a giant pain in the ass hint.. hint.. it is going to be perfect for you hint.. hint.. and yeah so that is it. So today, I want to go -- I want to talk about something a little bit off topic right. It is not technically about business, but it is about productivity right and that is health, okay. So I actually just cut down -- I have been -- when it was, let us see -- about the middle in March maybe early April something like that, I was 195 pounds. I was -- I have been fluctuating a lot you know in my life and I think the highest now -- I am only 5’9 by the way, so I am not a tall guy. The highest I have ever been was 205. I think that was when Katie was pregnant with Connor. I kind of did the whole you know, she is pregnant so I am going to eat like she does. Even though you know, the whole pregnancy myth with you know, eating everything is you know, that is also a myth. You really only need like 3 to 500 extra calories a day. But you know, so my wife does not even really eat all that much extra you know, definitely extra, but not like you know, disgusting huge, you know, gross meals every night. But anyway, so in March or April I was 195 pounds and I remember going back like I was -- every single day, I would get really tired in the afternoon. I would get my 2 waves of tiredness so to speak would be between 1 to 2 o’clock and then between 6 to 7 o’clock. So I was getting two different points in the day where I was getting really tired right and I mean like you know, like I am about to pass out tired right. And I have never eaten horribly right. I have always had like a semi-healthy you know, lifestyle. My problem back then was you know, I would drink like high-calorie beers and stuff at night and that kind of thing. My nighttime is really bad you know, I would have a giant bowl of popcorn with butter something like that. So that was one of the big things. But what I have noticed as I have really cleaned up my diet and my exercise program since November so how many months that is, it is like the last 6 or 7 months whatever that is -- is that my productivity has gone way up right. And that is why I want to talk about it today, right. And because a lot of people on this are probably you know, you are probably a little bit overweight or a lot overweight or you are -- maybe even if you are not like you have really good genes and you are not overweight, but you still eat bad, it is still going to drastically affect your mental performance right and as entrepreneurs, that is really, really, really important because if you are not there mentally right, if you do not have a clear sharp mind, you are not going to be able to come up with new creative, innovative, breakthrough ideas, right. You are going to go through your day just kind of like forcing yourself to get it done rather than having the motivation to get everything done rather than having the excitement to get your work done rather than coming and waking up energized and ready to tackle the day, right. So a couple of things that really helped me right. Number one is no breakfast. Huge, huge, huge breakthrough for me was no breakfast, right. And a lot of people are thinking, oh my God I am going to be starving in the morning. Oh my God, oh my God, oh my God. No. You really won’t. Now some people do. It does take a little bit of a period until like kind of get used to it. Now I have never been a huge fan of breakfast, but I have always eaten it just because I thought I was supposed to, just because you know, breakfast you know, “is the most important meal of the day.” It turns out that is absolutely not true. Whoever you heard that from, not that they are lying, but basically, the what happened was -- back in the -- I think it was the 60s. I might be off from the timeline, but 60s give or take a decade or two, the people that started saying that were you know, where do you think I am going to this? The people that came up with that idea guess what they sold? Breakfast food, right. They were marketers. Just like the people that came out seasonal affective disorder. That is not actually a real thing, right. It is just something that has been implanted into like the minds of American citizens you know and then the people that are making these things up are then selling the solution. It is actually a brilliant marketing technique, but when it comes to eating breakfast, it is absolutely not necessary whatsoever. It has nothing to do with your metabolism, right. This has been proven like a thousand times that not having breakfast does nothing to your metabolism at all, right. It actually, it takes like 2 or 3 days of eating nothing for your metabolism to really start dropping a lot. So if you are worried about like your metabolism dropping. It will not happen. I promised you, okay. You can look up the research. I am not going to go through it all right now because I do not have it in front of me, but you know, it is -- basically, there is zero evidence of it reducing metabolism, okay. The second thing is -- oh well, I am going to be like -- I am going to be hungry all morning. When you first do this, right. If you eat breakfast every morning, you are in the habit of eating breakfast and because of that habit, your mind is going -- your body goes through these you know, these habits. So if you wake up and the first thing you do is put food, put calories in your body. Your body is going to expect that. So the first week maybe 2 weeks, you might still a little be - be a little bit hungry. What you can do to stay that off is drink a little bit more coffee right that helps blunt your appetite and also, big thing that I have done is carbonated water or like seltzer water or something, some kind of non-calorie -- please do not drink diet soda, it is gross, except for like a treat once in a while. Something you can put in your body that is carbonated because it fills up your stomach right. That helped me a lot. Now these days, like I am up at 5:30 in the morning. I usually do not eat until 12 to 1 o’clock, right. So I am going like whatever that is like 6-1/2 or 7 hours, I do not really get hungry right and it is because I have trained my body to do that, okay. So the first thing is no breakfast. You are going to instantly drop weight because what happens is, if you have like a 2000 calories you know, if you are eating 2000 calories to say, and you are eating like a 4 or 500 calorie breakfast well now you can put that into like your dinner right. If you have the same lunch no breakfast now you can have a 4 or 500 calorie extra for dinner and still have the same amount of calorie. So you can have such more amazing meals, okay. So it just makes it way, way easier okay. So that has been a huge thing for me. Second thing is, in terms of like mental performance energy that kind of thing, is for your lunches, low carbs okay, because carbs are going to make you tired right. When you get that blood sugar spike, when it comes down right that is when you get really lethargi
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