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Define Enough, Stay in the Game and Be Healthy as F*ck
Welcome to the Growth Guide, a weekly newsletter where I share actionable ideas to help you Live Better, Achieve More and Become Financially Free.
This week on the Growth Guide Podcast we talked to Oonagh Duncan, author of Healthy as F*ck: The Habits You Need to Get Lean, Stay Healthy and Kick Ass at Life.
More than 30% of North Americans are clinically obese. We’re at a point where most of us are overweight, and 75 million Americans are actively trying to lose weight. It’s time to think about weight loss differently.
In Healthy as F*ck, Oonagh talks about the 7 keystone habits of highly healthy motherf*ckers:
Prep and Plan
Eat it All, but Eat Less
½ the Plate with Veggies
Click below to listen to the episode:
To succeed at anything, you need to be in the game.
You can’t let stress, anger or anxiety take you out of the arena.
When I feel any of these emotions, I have a playbook I can work through to address it:
Memento Mori - We will all die. It’s what we do while we live that matters.
Amor Fati - Accept and be grateful for what’s happened, what’s happening and what will happen.
Pause and Recognize - You cannot control what happens, but you can control what you feel and do about it.
Cosmic Insignificance - Human beings and their concerns are insignificant in the grand scheme of the universe.
It Happens For You - People who succeed realize life is happening for them, not to them. They recognize they’re in control.
The Last Time - There will be a last time for everything in your life and when you take a moment to appreciate it, your perspective will change.
Impermanence - Your emotions are impermanent and will change. When you accept this and let go, you can find a sense of peace and balance.
Click below to read more about the playbook to help you work through stress, anger or anxiety:
Become Financially Free
You’ll never be rich,
If you can’t define enough.
This has been on my mind a lot these last few years.
Two different stories come to mind when I think about it.
The first is a story that involves John D. Rockefeller who had a reputation of being:
When he was asked how much money was enough, he replied, just one more dollar…
Let’s contrast that with this story told by Kurt Vonnegut in The New Yorker in May 2005:
Joseph Heller and I were at a party given by a billionaire on Shelter Island.
I said, Joe, how does it make you feel to know that our host only yesterday may have made more money than your novel ‘Catch-22’ has earned in its entire history?
Joe said, I’ve got something he can never have.
And I said, What on earth could that be, Joe?
Joe said, The knowledge that I’ve got enough.
When you can’t define enough, my friends, you’ll never be rich.
When I was young, I always wanted more:
As I get older, I just want more quality time with my family.
When I have that, I feel rich, indeed.
Have you defined enough in your life?
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