How to Build Great Relationships, Make Your Abs Pop, and Achieve Life Mastery

Posted by Jason Ferruggia

Screen Shot 2016-08-27 at 7.51.06 PMI’m a firm believer in taking lessons from sports and applying them to life success. Some of the most profound life lessons come from athletes like Walter Payton, Mike Tyson, and Bruce Lee.

You often hear coaches tell their players to work on their weaknesses. I’ve told plenty of my athletes to work on their’s.

Does the same principle apply to the rest of your life?

No. Working on your weaknesses can be an enormous waste of time, especially in business.

Of course, if you’re a mean, miserable person, that’s a weakness that you need to work on. But if you suck at math, don’t like writing, or don’t have a clue about marketing, don’t do it. Unless a weakness is a basic life skill you need to function in society, any time you spend working on it keeps you from developing your strengths.

This past weekend was a potent reminder of this principle as I spent three days in Colorado with some of the most successful entrepreneurs in fitness and beyond.

In today’s episode, I share my big takeaways from the event and answer your listener questions on training, happiness, and success.

If you only have a couple minutes, be sure to check out the sections on building deep, meaningful relationships and a training style that will make your abs pop.

Today’s Topics Include:

  • 0:15: Special shoutouts to the iTunes reviewers and instructions on claiming your free t shirts
  • 2:05: My recent trip to Denver, CO and hanging with guys like Luka, Nate Green, Dr. Mike Hart, Dr. John Berardi, and more
  • 5:11: Big takeaways from my weekend with some of the world’s most successful entrepreneurs
  • 9:33: What to do when you get burnt out on training?
  • 10:44: What the Olympics can teach you about habits, success rituals, and mastery
  • 15:01: More on the benefits of medical marijuana
  • 19:31: Would you take on worldwide success even if you’d die in 10 years?
  • 21:13: What new music and movies do I recommend?
  • 22:53: My favorite KB exercises and conditioning workouts
  • 24:09: The most impressive thing I’ve seen a woman do in the gym
  • 24:49: How you can build deep, enriching relationships in your life
  • 29:24: Are testosterone boosters useful for building muscle?
  • 30:25: The 4 exercises you can do for the rest of your life
  • 32:24: What’s the best way to strengthen your abs?
  • 36:52: Getting and staying motivated in fitness after years of training
  • 39:07: Strength training programs for mixed martial artists
  • 41:27: My current thoughts on carb cycling

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