http://jasonferruggia.com Wed, 19 Nov 2014 18:59:33 +0000 en-US hourly 1 no http://jasonferruggia.com/wp-content/plugins/powerpress/rss_default.jpg http://jasonferruggia.com The Real Secret to Success http://jasonferruggia.com/real-secret-success/ http://jasonferruggia.com/real-secret-success/#comments Mon, 17 Nov 2014 17:57:11 +0000 http://jasonferruggia.com/?p=15562 Dedication, discipline and brutally hard work. That is the secret. Everyone wants hacks and shortcuts and instant gratification. They want it yesterday. I’m all for applying the 80/20 rule, when appropriate, and eliminating everything that isn’t essential. That’s how you get meaningful work done. But it’s still work. It’s called work for a reason. Just […]

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successDedication, discipline and brutally hard work.

That is the secret.

Everyone wants hacks and shortcuts and instant gratification. They want it yesterday.

I’m all for applying the 80/20 rule, when appropriate, and eliminating everything that isn’t essential. That’s how you get meaningful work done.

But it’s still work. It’s called work for a reason.

Just because you simplify or focus on a few important things doesn’t mean it’s going to be easy.

And you can’t blindly apply the 80/20 rule to everything. It just doesn’t work that way.

If twenty hours of practice per week are required to be excellent in your sport that doesn’t mean that practicing for four hours will be almost as good. Not even close.

If one hundred reps per week are required to build up a certain muscle group that doesn’t mean you’ll get nearly the same results with twenty reps.

Nothing comes easy. “Overnight success” usually requires at least 5-10 years of hard work.

Grow some balls. Don’t always be looking for “hacks.” There’s a lack of work ethic and a sense of entitlement in the world these days that was non-existent fifty years ago. We’ve become a society of whiny pussies.

It’s easier to blow your paycheck on a flat screen and another pair of fresh kicks than it is to make smart decisions and save up for something more important.

The new pair of Jordan’s make you feel good now. And now is all that matters to a lot of people. How many broke people go out and buy the new iPhone the day it comes out?

FOR WHAT?!

If you focused on the long term you’d be able to save the money you want to start the business you’ve been dreaming of.

It’s more enjoyable in the short term to watch every episode of Homeland, Game of Thrones and House of Cards than it is to turn off the TV and do some work and build for the future.

People claim not to have time. In reply I quote Nas.

“I never sleep, cuz sleep is the cousin of death.”

If you want it bad enough you find a way. If you don’t, you find an excuse.

 Listen to This Episode of The Jay Ferruggia Show Podcast:

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Thank you.

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http://jasonferruggia.com/real-secret-success/feed/ 0 Dedication, discipline and brutally hard work. - That is the secret. - Everyone wants hacks and shortcuts and instant gratification. They want it yesterday. - I’m all for applying the 80/20 rule, when appropriate, Dedication, discipline and brutally hard work. That is the secret. Everyone wants hacks and shortcuts and instant gratification. They want it yesterday. I’m all for applying the 80/20 rule, when appropriate, and eliminating everything that isn’t essential. That’s how you get meaningful work done. But it’s still work. It’s called work for a reason. Just because you simplify or focus on a few important things doesn’t mean it’s going to be easy. And you can’t blindly apply the 80/20 rule to everything. It just doesn’t work that way. If twenty hours of practice per week are required to be excellent in your sport that doesn’t mean that practicing for four hours will be almost as good. Not even close. If one hundred reps per week are required to build up a certain muscle group that doesn’t mean you’ll get nearly the same results with twenty reps. Nothing comes easy. “Overnight success” usually requires at least 5-10 years of hard work. Grow some balls. Don’t always be looking for “hacks.” There’s a lack of work ethic and a sense of entitlement in the world these days that was non-existent fifty years ago. We’ve become a society of whiny pussies. It’s easier to blow your paycheck on a flat screen and another pair of fresh kicks than it is to make smart decisions and save up for something more important. The new pair of Jordan’s make you feel good now. And now is all that matters to a lot of people. How many broke people go out and buy the new iPhone the day it comes out? FOR WHAT?! If you focused on the long term you’d be able to save the money you want to start the business you’ve been dreaming of. It’s more enjoyable in the short term to watch every episode of Homeland, Game of Thrones and House of Cards than it is to turn off the TV and do some work and build for the future. People claim not to have time. In reply I quote Nas. “I never sleep, cuz sleep is the cousin of death.” If you want it bad enough you find a way. If you don’t, you find an excuse.  Listen to This Episode of The Jay Ferruggia Show Podcast: To listen, you can either hit the flash audio player below, or browse the links to find your preferred format … Click here to download this episode Click here to subscribe via iTunes Click here to subscribe via Stitcher Click here for The Jay Ferruggia Show RSS Feed (non-iTunes) Links From the Show: Online Info Blueprint Workshop Why I Decided To Give up $150K This Year Renegade Roasting Co. Renegade Strength Club Books and Authors Mentioned In Today's Show: The 4 Hour Work Week Could You Do Me a Favor? If you haven't already could you leave us a review of the podcast on iTunes HERE? I read every single one of them and truly appreciate you guys for doing it. Thank you. Get on the Show Helping every member of The Renegade Nation is my passion. It's why I get up each morning. Got a question you want me to answer on the show? Post it below, Tweet me or leave it in your iTunes review. NO AUTHOR no 26:35
Your Obligation http://jasonferruggia.com/obligation/ http://jasonferruggia.com/obligation/#comments Wed, 12 Nov 2014 08:11:40 +0000 http://jasonferruggia.com/?p=15467 I’m always talking about how we can never settle. Always calling for us to rise above the status quo. To resist average. To never conform. To be a Renegade. Talking about how doing anything less but absolutely kicking the shit out of every day and living your dream is a crime. A crime to yourself […]

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your obligationI’m always talking about how we can never settle.

Always calling for us to rise above the status quo. To resist average. To never conform.

To be a Renegade.

Talking about how doing anything less but absolutely kicking the shit out of every day and living your dream is a crime. A crime to yourself and a crime to humanity.

Seth Godin is one of my favorite authors and shares a similar viewpoint. I wanted to share it with you guys.

This is from his great book on leadership, Tribes:

“Not too far from us, a few blocks away, there are kids without enough to eat and without parents who care.

A little farther away, hours by plane, are people unable to reach their goals because they live in a community that just doesn’t have the infrastructure to support them.

A bit farther away people are being brutally persecuted by their governments.

And the world is filled with people who can’t go to high school, never mind college, and who certainly can’t spend their time focused on whether or not they get a good parking space at work.

And so the obligation: don’t settle.

To have all these advantages, all the momentum, all these opportunities and then settle for mediocre and then defend the status quo and then worry about corporate politics- what a waste.

Flynn Berry wrote that you should never use the word “opportunity.” It’s not an opportunity, it’s an obligation.

I don’t think we have a choice. I think we have an obligation to change the rules, to raise the bar, to play a different game, and to play it better than anyone has any right to believe possible.”

Now go kick some ass.

Jay

PS. To read more from Seth pick up a copy of Tribes by clicking HERE.

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Nutrition Myths with Dr. Chris Mohr http://jasonferruggia.com/nutrition-myths/ http://jasonferruggia.com/nutrition-myths/#comments Tue, 11 Nov 2014 18:37:14 +0000 http://jasonferruggia.com/?p=15379 When it comes to nutrition we all get suckered. We all get confused and misled. I’ve been there. People try to make things more complicated than they should be. I’ve been guilty of that too. Next thing ya know you’re putting a stick of butter in your coffee, cutting all carbs, and running in fear […]

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Biggest Nutrition MythsWhen it comes to nutrition we all get suckered. We all get confused and misled. I’ve been there.

People try to make things more complicated than they should be. I’ve been guilty of that too.

Next thing ya know you’re putting a stick of butter in your coffee, cutting all carbs, and running in fear past every Mexican joint you see because you think even coming near a bean is going to cause extreme joint pain.

It’s all very confusing and stressful.

It shouldn’t and doesn’t have to be that way.

In the latest episode of The Jay Ferruggia Show podcast Dr. Chris Mohr, PhD, RD., and nutrition expert breaks down some of the biggest myths and most misunderstood concepts regarding diet.

Dr. Chris shares some great ways you can reduce inflammation, lose fat, improve recovery, make healthier food choices, decrease the amount of supplements you take and feel incredible.

Dr. Chris also shared a few hacks he uses to maximize productivity and some of his favorite books.

Today’s Podcast Topics Include:

  • Your feedback from the show and some shout outs to listeners.
  • High fat, low fat? Learn the truth about fat in your diet.
  • Paleo- the good, the bad, and the ugly.
  • Should you put butter in your coffee?
  • Is bacon really a healthy food?
  • Does “grain brain” exist?
  • Can you really get fat from eating an orange?
  • What are the best ways to reduce inflammation?
  • What are the negatives of low carb diets?
  • Does protein synthesis equal muscle growth?
  • Are there any supplements that are essential?
  • How much fish oil should you really take?
  • What about carbs around training?
  • What are Dr. Mohr’s favorite foods?
  • The best ways to maximize your productivity throughout the day.
  • How do you instill healthy eating habits in your kids.
  • What Chris and I still have hidden in our mom’s basements.
  • Our favorite decade and why we can’t escape it.

Listen To The Jay Ferruggia Show

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If you want to hear more from Dr. Chris, check out his website www.mohrresults.com or on Twitter @DrChrisMohr.

Books and Authors Mentioned In Today’s Show:

Could You Do Me a Favor?

If you haven’t already could you leave us a review of the podcast on iTunes HERE? I read every single one of them and truly appreciate you guys for doing it.

Thank you.

Get on the Show

Helping every member of The Renegade Nation is my passion. It’s why I get up each morning.

Got a question you want me to answer on the show?

Email me at Podcast@JasonFerruggia.com and I’ll answer it on a future show.

Or just leave them in the comments section below.

Thanks for reading and listening. I appreciate you.

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http://jasonferruggia.com/nutrition-myths/feed/ 2 When it comes to nutrition we all get suckered. We all get confused and misled. I've been there. - People try to make things more complicated than they should be. I've been guilty of that too. - Next thing ya know you're putting a stick of butter in ... When it comes to nutrition we all get suckered. We all get confused and misled. I've been there. People try to make things more complicated than they should be. I've been guilty of that too. Next thing ya know you're putting a stick of butter in your coffee, cutting all carbs, and running in fear past every Mexican joint you see because you think even coming near a bean is going to cause extreme joint pain. It's all very confusing and stressful. It shouldn't and doesn't have to be that way. In the latest episode of The Jay Ferruggia Show podcast Dr. Chris Mohr, PhD, RD., and nutrition expert breaks down some of the biggest myths and most misunderstood concepts regarding diet. Dr. Chris shares some great ways you can reduce inflammation, lose fat, improve recovery, make healthier food choices, decrease the amount of supplements you take and feel incredible. Dr. Chris also shared a few hacks he uses to maximize productivity and some of his favorite books. Today's Podcast Topics Include: Your feedback from the show and some shout outs to listeners. High fat, low fat? Learn the truth about fat in your diet. Paleo- the good, the bad, and the ugly. Should you put butter in your coffee? Is bacon really a healthy food? Does "grain brain" exist? Can you really get fat from eating an orange? What are the best ways to reduce inflammation? What are the negatives of low carb diets? Does protein synthesis equal muscle growth? Are there any supplements that are essential? How much fish oil should you really take? What about carbs around training? What are Dr. Mohr's favorite foods? The best ways to maximize your productivity throughout the day. How do you instill healthy eating habits in your kids. What Chris and I still have hidden in our mom's basements. Our favorite decade and why we can't escape it. Listen To The Jay Ferruggia Show To listen, you can either hit the flash audio player below, or browse the links to find your preferred format … Click here to download this episode Click here to subscribe via iTunes Click here to subscribe via Stitcher Click here for The Jay Ferruggia Show RSS Feed (non-iTunes) Links From the Show: Nordic Naturals Vitamin D BioTrust Probiotics - Use the coupon code "Renegade" at checkout for 20% off your order Gluten Free Rolled Oats SelfControl If you want to hear more from Dr. Chris, check out his website www.mohrresults.com or on Twitter @DrChrisMohr. Books and Authors Mentioned In Today's Show: Slim By Design Your Brain At Work The Power of Story Could You Do Me a Favor? If you haven't already could you leave us a review of the podcast on iTunes HERE? I read every single one of them and truly appreciate you guys for doing it. Thank you. Get on the Show Helping every member of The Renegade Nation is my passion. It's why I get up each morning. Got a question you want me to answer on the show? Email me at Podcast@JasonFerruggia.com and I'll answer it on a future show. Or just leave them in the comments section below. Thanks for reading and listening. I appreciate you. NO AUTHOR no 49:40
Why I Decided to Give Up $150k This Year http://jasonferruggia.com/150k/ http://jasonferruggia.com/150k/#comments Sat, 08 Nov 2014 15:59:14 +0000 http://jasonferruggia.com/?p=15408 I woke up one morning last November and something felt different. It was later than my normal rising time. The sun was already shining. I didn’t hit the ground running like I always do. I wasn’t amped out of my mind and busting with excitement to get to work and dominate everything in my path. […]

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Jay Yankee stadiumI woke up one morning last November and something felt different.

It was later than my normal rising time. The sun was already shining.

I didn’t hit the ground running like I always do.

I wasn’t amped out of my mind and busting with excitement to get to work and dominate everything in my path.

It was a feeling I wasn’t used to.

I knew it was time to check myself.

Where was the passion? Where was the hustle?

Where was Jay?!

What the hell happened?

After some deep thought and introspection I discovered that I was lying. Lying to myself and lying to you guys.

I was being hypocritical and doing what I always tell you NOT to do. I was doing shit that I either hated, didn’t believe in anymore and/or wasn’t passionate about.

So I decided to man up and take my own damn advice. I’d be a fraud if I told you guys to do one thing and I did another.

I decided that morning to completely stop doing everything that was bringing me down or that I had lost my passion for.

There were certain things that I still had active promotions for out on the web that I no longer believed in.

This was making me sick.

I realized that like the famous quote goes, sometimes “you have to kill your darlings.”

For those who don’t know, one of the ways I make money online is through affiliate promotions.

That means that if I like and use something personally, and am going to recommend it to you anyway, I try to make a commission on it. It’s one of the ways I help put food on the table and keep the lights on.

So I contact the company or sign up for one of their pre-existing affiliate accounts.

When I read a book that had a great impact on my life I will tell you about it using my Amazon affiliate link. If you buy the link through that link I will make a small commission.

Same deal with supplements, equipment, etc.

But I will NEVER promote something I don’t believe in and use personally.

Case in point…

There were certain supplements I used to use and believe in. Over time I discovered that they probably weren’t as essential or as effective as I once thought. So out goes the promotion of them.

That means I make less money.

But I’ve gotta be 100% honest, all day, every day, always. I’ve gotta be able to look myself in the mirror. And one day tell my kids and grandkids about what I did/do for a living. Misleading or screwing people will certainly not be part of that story.

The point is this: if you’re not passionate about something don’t do it. Life is too short for that shit.

Don’t stay in a job you hate.

Money isn’t everything.

Take the risk. Do something that scares you. Do something most people won’t.

We live in a day and age where you can do whatever you want. You don’t even need a college education or a lot of money to get started.

You just need passion and hustle.

I fucked up. I started phoning it in. I lied to myself. And more importantly I unknowingly, unintentionally was lying to you guys by doing what I tell you not to.

For that I apologize.

It won’t happen again.

I willingly decided to make at least $150k less this year than I did last year. Because I knew I had to be authentic, set an example and lead from the front.

I had to stop doing shit I hated.

I’m not worried about it. I’ll be fine.

What worries me more is that some of you guys will keep doing shit you hate. You’ll stay in a soul-sucking job for the wrong reasons. You’ll let fear dictate your actions. You won’t take the risk.

But you have to. You owe it to yourself.

I’ve been down before. I’ve been broke. I’ve had to work 16-hour days for years on end. I lost all my hair in my mid twenties due to the stress. I know fear and desperation.

I also know that you can’t put a price tag on freedom.

Freedom is what we all want more than anything else. It’s what men give their lives for, defending every day.

Don’t willingly give yours up.

Decide to live the life you want.

Because at the end of the day, there’s no better feeling than quoting Sinatra and saying, “I did it my way.”

Today’s the day, my friends.

There’s no “tomorrow.”

PS. Do me a favor and think long and hard about what you are and aren’t passionate about. Start thinking of ways you can do more of the former and less of the latter.

If you’re ready to take the leap or confused about what the next step is please leave a comment below and let me know how I can help.

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14 Tips to Help You Sleep Better http://jasonferruggia.com/the-1-tip-for-the-hormonally-fcked-hardgainer/ http://jasonferruggia.com/the-1-tip-for-the-hormonally-fcked-hardgainer/#comments Tue, 04 Nov 2014 08:38:48 +0000 http://jasonferruggia.com/?p=5114 I used to think the definition of a “hardgainer” was a skinny dude who had trouble gaining muscle. But now I know that’s not true. A skinny ripped dude is just too lazy too eat. That’s his only problem. A “hardgainer” is the skinny fat guy who has zero muscle mass with an A-frame physique, […]

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hardgainers need more sleep to build muscleI used to think the definition of a “hardgainer” was a skinny dude who had trouble gaining muscle.

But now I know that’s not true.

A skinny ripped dude is just too lazy too eat. That’s his only problem.

A “hardgainer” is the skinny fat guy who has zero muscle mass with an A-frame physique, narrow shoulders, pipe cleaner arms, a little belly and soft pecs.

They’re everywhere these days.

For some odd reason it seems like not as many of these guys existed years ago. The majority of skinny guys were leaner.

The ever declining quality of our food and water supply surely has something to do with it.

These guys are hormonally fucked.

Their cortisol and estrogen is too high, their insulin sensitivity is horrendous and their testosterone levels are too low.

So hormone optimization really becomes the key to transforming a hardgainer.

The number one factor above all else is going to be improving sleep quality.

Hardgainers always struggle with this because of their hormonal make up and their personalities. They are usually wired with tons of nervous energy and tend to think too much and overanalyze things.

That’s some shit you need to get over on your own. Read some Zen books and chill the fuck out.

In the meantime here are 14 tips that will help you sleep better:

1) Get to Bed Earlier

Go to bed by 10:30 or 11pm at the latest. Ideally you should be going to bed with the moon and rising with the sun. Since that’s not going to happen for most of us try to come as close as you can.

2) Cut the Lights

Wind down and lower the lights after it gets dark. Bright, Yankee Stadium-like lights in the house will keep you stimulated and awake longer. Use the dimmer switch or light some candles.

3) Get Off the Computer by 8pm

The light of a computer or TV screen will get you overstimulated and make it harder to sleep. It will also lower melatonin production and fry your pineal gland.

4) Read a Book

They still make those, ya know. But it has to be something non stimulating (that won’t get your mind racing with ideas, etc.) like fiction or an autobiography. No training or biz or motivational books.

5) Take an Ice Bath or Shower

Taking an ice cold bath or shower an hour before bed knocks you out pretty nicely. But I mean ICE COLD, as in this is not a comfortable experience in the least and shrinkage should be at an all time high. For that reason, if you plan on having sex that evening it’d be best to do it before the icy plunge.

6) Train Earlier in the Day

If you have trouble sleeping you should train before 3pm. Training later seems to keep the majority of people with sleep issues up all night. Especially if you do CNS stimulating Renegade style workouts.

7) Get Some Sun

Get 20-30 minutes of sunlight each day or get one of those goLITE’s by Phillips and use it for 15 minutes a day like I do during the winter. This will help improve your natural melatonin production.

8) Try Some Cool Mist

A cool mist humidifier in your room can help you sleep better.

9) Get Rid of the TV

The bedroom is made for sleeping and sex. That’s it. Never have a TV in the bedroom. Instead try the Nightwave, which I also use.

10) Eliminate the Electronics

Ideally you want to have as few electronic devices as possible in the bedroom. This means computers, stereos, alarm clocks, etc. They should all be moved somewhere else, or at the very least- unplugged at night.

11) Can the Cell

I repeat- the bedroom is for sleeping and sex. Never keep your cell phone in the bedroom.

12) Eat Earlier

Try not to eat too close to bed time if this keeps you up. For me I need at least two hours between my last meal or I don’t sleep as well. Experiment with different timing and see what works best for you.

13) Eat Carbs at Night

In The Renegade Diet I prescribe that you eat the majority of your starchy carbs at night. One of the main reasons for this is that you’ll sleep better.

14) Get it On

Have sex an hour or so before going to bed. This is preferably done with another person as your hand doesn’t seem to produce the same knockout effect. Longer duration, high intensity cardio type sessions can also have the opposite effect and keep you up for a few more hours, so keep it short and sweet if you want to get the deepest sleep possible. Yes, I’ve tested these theories thoroughly.

Improving sleep quantity and quality has to take precedence over all else when you want to improve your hormonal profile.

I know most people will ignore this advice and start looking for the greatest new supplement. But trust me NOTHING is more important for your health and your gains in the gym than sleep.

I have struggled with this for years myself and always kick myself for not seriously addressing it sooner. It could have made a world of difference in my progress.

Don’t make the same mistakes I did. Address this now and your rate of progress and your quality of life will improve dramatically.

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Dreams Suck. Get Real and Start Achieving BIG Things http://jasonferruggia.com/dreams-suck/ http://jasonferruggia.com/dreams-suck/#comments Fri, 31 Oct 2014 16:47:58 +0000 http://jasonferruggia.com/?p=15116 It’s great to have goals and dream big. Some people wanna be the biggest fish in the small pond of their hometown. They wanna swim in the same circles as Billy who owns the cleaners and Johnny who runs the bagel shop. That’s all well and good. But you think bigger. You wanna swim in […]

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jiggaIt’s great to have goals and dream big.

Some people wanna be the biggest fish in the small pond of their hometown. They wanna swim in the same circles as Billy who owns the cleaners and Johnny who runs the bagel shop.

That’s all well and good. But you think bigger.

You wanna swim in the same circles as Jay Z, Richard Branson, Steven Spielberg. Guys who have reached the pinnacle of success.

That’s awesome. You should always set your sights high.

But there is a huge difference between being someone who thinks big and sets achievable goals, and a daydream believer.

Recently, I had a conversation with someone who wanted to become a life coach and help people achieve a more positive mindset. In the same sentence he told me that fear was holding him back from getting started.

Another dude told me he wanted to start writing more about finances and business on his blog.

Only thing is, he doesn’t make much money. Not that there’s anything wrong with that. I just think there has to be some kind of qualification. If you have built a million dollar a year business from scratch we’ll listen. But not when you’re struggling to pay the bills.

This one cat always tells me of his big plan. He “wants to” (not he’s going to; HUGE difference) transition the majority of his business online so he can work remotely. He will live in several different cities over the next few years for a month or so each.

I’ve heard this story fifty times since 2006. He still lives on the same street.

Not a week goes by that a complete newbie to strength training doesn’t ask me how they can look like The Rock or what it’s going to take.

His parents and 25 years of brutally hard work.

Conversation over.

You don’t get anywhere in life by thinking like that. By completely ignoring all aspects of reality. By being a daydream believer.

I “want” to go on tour with Pearl Jam next year and split the vocals with Eddie. But that’s not a goal. It’s not even remotely realistic and I have done not a single thing to even take a step towards that.

For that to be reality based I would have had to been playing in a band and singing/taking vocal lessons for the last twenty plus years. I would have also had to made a really concerted effort to get in with Pearl Jam through various connections over the last decade.

Then I would have to pledge $25k to the charity of their choosing and ask, if by doing so, I could sing one line/verse of one song, at one small show, in my hometown.

That’s reality based thinking.

When you ignore reality you set yourself up for failure.

No one wants to read about making money from someone bringing home $100k. So that business will fail. You didn’t think in real terms. You were daydreaming.

Your relationships mastery course isn’t going to sell very well when you’re going through a divorce. Maybe come up with a better plan.

If you’re 168 pounds at 33% bodyfat why not set a goal of dropping twenty pounds? Start with smaller, reality based, achievable goals. Then let it snowball.

Some people just need to wake the fuck up.

Don’t set out to look The Rock in a week, or be Jimmy Hendrix on the guitar by next month, or be on your private yacht next to Mark Cuban in three months.

That only ends in disappointment.

I would never tell anyone they can’t do anything. Almost anything is possible. I just want to see you give yourself a realistic shot of actually achieving that huge goal you’re chasing.

Look at those people I mentioned as inspiration. And plan to be where they are one day. Believe it and don’t second guess.

The only way to get there is to be honest with yourself and to plan smart from the start.

Everyone dreams. But a dream is a goal that’s not based in reality and has no deadline.

You don’t wanna be everyone else. You don’t have to be. You shouldn’t be. You should be the be all, end all, motherfucking ruler of the universe.

So do it.

Set the smaller goals that will lead you to the bigger one.

Crush one, check it off and move on to the next, on-on to the next.

PS. Please share your favorite methods of getting your head right and achieving goals in the comments section below.

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Your Questions Answered http://jasonferruggia.com/your-questions-answered/ http://jasonferruggia.com/your-questions-answered/#comments Thu, 30 Oct 2014 19:26:19 +0000 http://jasonferruggia.com/?p=15106 In this episode of The Jay Ferruggia Show, I give a brief recap of the American Airlines Skyball event in Dallas, benefiting our wounded warriors and their families. Jen and I both had an amazing time working with Chef Robert Irvine and his team. Over the last two weeks, our inbox has been flooded with […]

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your questions answeredIn this episode of The Jay Ferruggia Show, I give a brief recap of the American Airlines Skyball event in Dallas, benefiting our wounded warriors and their families.

Jen and I both had an amazing time working with Chef Robert Irvine and his team.

Over the last two weeks, our inbox has been flooded with your questions on training, nutrition, business, music and lifestyle design.

The feedback I’ve been getting has been overwhelming.

Enough so that I just had to do another Q&A. Keep sending your questions and feedback to Podcast@JasonFerruggia.com and I will do my best to answer them.

Today’s Podcast Topics Include:

  • Your feedback from the show and some shout outs to listeners
  • My top 10 favorite healthy foods
  • My 5 and 10 year plan
  • My pre workout warm up
  • How to get started as a personal trainer
  • The truth about lifting with a belt
  • My favorite track on The Low End Theory
  • Tips on sprinting technique and ways to avoid injury
  • A great way to make low intensity cardio more effective
  • Certifications and seminars you should attend if you want to work in the fitness industry
  • How to get rid of bad habits and replace them with good ones
  • My top 3 sayings to live by
  • My top 3 artists I listen to while training
  • How to adapt The Renegade Diet for women
  • How to know if you should take probiotics and digestive 
enzymes
  • How to get stronger AND bigger at the same time
  • My favorite magnesium and probiotic supplements
  • The truth about creatine
  • The best books to improve your training knowledge
  • My favorite exercise that no one is doing
  • How I measure success

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Helping every member of The Renegade Nation is my passion. It’s why I get up each morning.

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http://jasonferruggia.com/your-questions-answered/feed/ 0 In this episode of The Jay Ferruggia Show, I give a brief recap of the American Airlines Skyball event in Dallas, benefiting our wounded warriors and their families. - Jen and I both had an amazing time working with Chef Robert Irvine and his team. - In this episode of The Jay Ferruggia Show, I give a brief recap of the American Airlines Skyball event in Dallas, benefiting our wounded warriors and their families. Jen and I both had an amazing time working with Chef Robert Irvine and his team. Over the last two weeks, our inbox has been flooded with your questions on training, nutrition, business, music and lifestyle design. The feedback I've been getting has been overwhelming. Enough so that I just had to do another Q&A. Keep sending your questions and feedback to Podcast@JasonFerruggia.com and I will do my best to answer them. Today's Podcast Topics Include: Your feedback from the show and some shout outs to listeners My top 10 favorite healthy foods My 5 and 10 year plan My pre workout warm up How to get started as a personal trainer The truth about lifting with a belt My favorite track on The Low End Theory Tips on sprinting technique and ways to avoid injury A great way to make low intensity cardio more effective Certifications and seminars you should attend if you want to work in the fitness industry How to get rid of bad habits and replace them with good ones My top 3 sayings to live by My top 3 artists I listen to while training How to adapt The Renegade Diet for women How to know if you should take probiotics and digestive 
enzymes How to get stronger AND bigger at the same time My favorite magnesium and probiotic supplements The truth about creatine The best books to improve your training knowledge My favorite exercise that no one is doing How I measure success Listen To The Jay Ferruggia Show To listen, you can either hit the flash audio player below, or browse the links to find your preferred format … Click here to download this episode Click here to subscribe via iTunes Click here to subscribe via Stitcher Click here for The Jay Ferruggia Show RSS Feed (non-iTunes) Links From the Show: BioTrust Probiotics - Use the coupon code "Renegade" at checkout for 20% off your order Onnit Probiotics Why You HAVE To Sprint Hill Sprints for Fat Loss Ancient Minerals Magnesium Oil Books and Authors Mentioned In Today's Show: The Encyclopedia of Underground Strength & Conditioning Dinosaur Training The Way To Live The Text Book of Weightlifting Strength The Concise Book of Muscles Becoming A Supple Leopard The Power of Unpopular Alwyn Cosgrove Pavel Tsatsouline Could You Do Me a Favor? If you haven't already could you leave us a review of the podcast on iTunes HERE? I read every single one of them and truly appreciate you guys for doing it. Thank you. Get on the Show Helping every member of The Renegade Nation is my passion. It's why I get up each morning. Got a question you want me to answer on the show? Email me at Podcast@JasonFerruggia.com and I'll answer it on a future show. NO AUTHOR no 46:53