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4 Steps To Have More Energy Everyday

When was the last time that you woke up and you felt energetic, energized, excited? When was the last time you hopped out of bed and you couldn’t wait to start your day?

Think about it, when we were kids, it was so much easier to have a abundant energy. There’s a brightness in their eyes. You can see a shine, a vibrancy and limitless energy. However, when you look at most adults, they’re always tired, fatigued or low in energy.

I noticed that I’d got to a point where I was waking up and feeling sluggish. I’d want to get up and train, but my energy levels weren’t there. I had to use a will power to do so. Willpower, as you know, is a muscle, and it can’t last long. You burn out.

Furthermore, by the end of the day, my energy levels and my focus, had completely diminished, leaving me feeling sluggish, lethargic and unmotivated.

After noticing that my energy levels were not where I wanted to be, I decided to do some research and experiments to see how I can increase my energy levels.

I wanted to find a way to manage my busy lifestyle, in a way that I can get my energy back and get my focus back so I can perform on the highest level all the time.

Energy is so everything. If you can have energy, or life force, it influences your work, it influences your training, it influences your life, your relationships, everything.

Throughout your life, there are two important resources you have to conserve. It’s not money, or any material things.

The first resource you want to conserve and not waste, is your time. Time is a commodity that you cannot take back, that you cannot control. If you lose it, that’s it.

The second resource is your life force, your chi, or your energy. In Chinese medicine, they say your chi is a finite energy, or a finite resource.

We are all born with a certain amount of life force and if you deplete that through wastage and not taking care of your health, you actually won’t have any more life force. So that by the time you’re older, you can actually have more energy and not be prone to diseases or illness.

By living healthy, by doing a couple of things differently, you can actually reserve your life force a lot more.

In this article, I’ll show you four things to do that will have a great impact in improving your energy levels.

I’ve actually tried this myself and have since incorporated them into my daily routine.

After the first thirty days, I could feel my energy levels increase, my productivity went up, and my training results went up.

Here are four things that I want you to do every single day.

 

1. CONNECT WITH THE EMOTION OF GRATITUDE

First thing you should do every single morning is wake up and write down three things that you are grateful for. Physically write it out, instead of just thinking about it.

It could be anything, for example, the roof that you have over your head, the people you have in your life, the health that you have right now.

When you’re thinking about this, don’t just list it out for the sake of it. Really appreciate and feel the emotion. That’s what will make the difference. Appreciation and gratitude is what’s important, it’s a feeling.

Because when I first did this a couple of times, I was just listing it out and didn’t get much result from it. It wasn’t until I stepped back and truly felt the emotion, that I started seeing results.

So get into the habit of writing out 3 things you’re grateful for. Tomorrow, write down another three things. Then the next day, three more things. By the end of the thirty days, you’re going to have at least 90 things you’re grateful for.

Now, you will get to a point where you feel like you run out of things to be grateful for. That’s okay.

Rewrite the same things, but go deeper. For example, one of the things I’ve got on my list is that I’m grateful for the sun that shines into my window and that gives me energy.

I appreciate feel the warmth, I feel the energy, I’m grateful for that. The next day, if I run out of things to list out, I would go deeper. I would think of the sun, and how the sun gives me energy to wake up, to give energy, inspire and change people’s lives just the way the sun is doing for the entire world.

So the goal is to go deeper and deeper every day with the emotion of gratitude, until it becomes your natural state.

 

2. OVER-HYDRATE YOUR BODY

Your body is 70 percent water. Water is essence. Let me ask you a question, how often do you think you drink water in a day? More importantly, when you sleep, let’s say eight hours. Can you imagine going eight hours without water?

So another way to improve your health and increase energy for your day, is to drink more water before going to bed.

In the first couple of night, you will need to go to the bathroom more often, while your body adjusts. But trust that this will improve your overall energy levels. Your body will adjust and you eventually won’t need to go the bathroom after you jump into bed.

The extra water replenishes you, it keeps you hydrated for the eight hours that you are sleeping. When you wake up, your body is fresh, and it’s not dry.

Then, when you wake up, drink another extra glass of water to rehydrate your body again.

 

3. USE THE DRAGON BREATH

There’s a thing called a fire breath or a dragon breath. When you wake up in the morning, I want you to try three deep breaths. It’s similar to Wim Hof Method.

What you want to do is breathe in for three deep breaths into the stomach. Place your hand on your stomach and imagine a balloon. When you breathe in, the balloon expands. And as you breathe out fast, the balloon deflates, your stomach pushes back into the spine.

There are multiple counts you can experiment with to increase your energy.

One way is to breathe in slowly for 6 seconds, hold 6 seconds, then breathe out fast as if you are sighing, then hold 6 seconds. Repeat.

During our busy lives, most people breathe very shallow, usually from the nose or at most the chest. You want to practice and train yourself to start breathing from the diaphragm.

This gives you more oxygen flow around the body, while more effectively removing the carbon dioxide in your body.

When you first start doing regular deep breaths, say 30 in a row, you’ll get to a point where you start to get light headed. That’s okay. You might feel tingling in your head. This is good. It’s more oxygen floating into your head.

This breathing also has positive effects on your physical performance. For example, I tested this with my strength in finger push ups. Before the breathing exercise, I did 50 push ups. Then after 30 breaths, I moved to 75. The deep breathing gives you more oxygen around your body and you can perform on a higher level.

 

4. BE TECH FREE BEFORE AND AFTER BED

How often, each day when you wake up, the first thing you look at is your phone. And the last thing you see at night before bed is your phone?

Research shows that for the hour before you sleep, you shouldn’t be using your phone or any screen devices. You don’t want blue screen. You’d rather be reading or meditating, but don’t use your screen.

I’d found one hour to be very difficult, so I did half an hour. For thirty days, the half hour before bed and half hour after waking up, I had no phones, no technology. What I found is in the morning, when I wake up, I had a lot more energy. I woke up more energetic, in a better mood and feeling more motivated.

 

Give it a go! I’m going to set you an easy 10-day challenge. Try these 4 habits for the next 10 days. You’ll see results and you’ll keep going for the next 30 days!

I tried it out myself, and saw massive, massive difference over 30 days.

These simple habits will give you so much more energy. You will wake up with a lot of power, a lot more vibrancy, and it’s going to make a difference in everything that you do.

Let us know how you’re going in the comments below. Tag @InvincibleWorldwide and #10DayChallenge.

If you have any questions, let us know. We’re here to help you get into the zone so that you feel invincible, so you can get out there and inspire the world.

 


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The Value Of Habits

HABITS

It is something that is far more important than reaching our goals. It is the process that leads us there.

If you’re going to do something — no matter what it is — do it to the best of your ability.

Developing a good process and solid work ethic can come from everything you do, not just the one thing you’re trying to accomplish.

For example, you make the bed but wouldn’t tuck the sheets all the way in. Or you clean the house but not pull the lounge out and vacuum under. Or you complete a task to 80% of your ability and then stop when you thought it was good enough.

By cutting corners on the small things and not doing them to the best of your ability, over time you develop a habit of laziness and mediocrity.

It may seem like you’re just skimping on the unimportant stuff, or saving energy for your big tasks, but repetition makes a habit.

Eventually, you get yourself used to the idea that doing most of something is ok, and one day that mentality can cross over into the things you do care about. You’ll wonder why success eludes you, but the answer is in your process. If you do one thing lazily, you’ll do everything lazily.

Of course, there’s a difference between not cutting corners and perfectionism. Trying to make everything perfect will burn you out fast. Just give what you really know you can and avoid the easy way out, even for the little things. You’ll be much stronger for it.

ACTION STEPS: 
In training, here are a few areas to start taking notice of your habits:

1. Warm Ups – Do you simply go through the process without thought, or do you actively engage each individual muscle?

2. The Basics – Do you do them at 80% just because it’s easy and you already know it, or do you still give 110%?

3. New Skills – When trying something new and you’re having difficulty getting it, do you give up. Or do you persist and keep trying?

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The 3 Levels of Mastery | ALPHA MINDSET SERIES

“How you do one thing is how you do everything…”

If you want to achieve higher results in anything that you do, whether it be training, studying, working or even playing a game, here’s a framework that helps to guide you to perform on an extraordinary level.

The 3 LEVELS:

  • AMATEUR | The lowest level of quality. The Amateur is mediocre and average. Striving for nothing more than simply to just do what is.
  • ATHLETE | The Athlete aims for more, works hard and puts in the work.
  • ARTIST | The Artist is the athlete who has achieved a certain level of mastery in their craft. Through determination, effort and time, they are able to execute their craft with poise, beauty, control and mastery.

The word ‘Kung Fu’ doesn’t mean fighting or beating somebody down. In Chinese, ‘Kung Fu’ or ‘Gung Fu’ means achieving perfection through hardwork. It’s about the art of improvement and discipline. It’s about raising the human potential to new levels. It is the art of ‘martial arts’.

So Invincible Worldwide’s aim is to build heroes in society. It’s about empowering people to be a hero, an artist, a leader, an alpha – a quality human being who strives towards self-perfection, to be an artist of life.

Imagine if everyone in the world was to strive towards becoming a higher quality person everyday, the world would be a much better place.

This is the dream..

 


THE 30-DAY PEAK PERFORMANCE BODY WORKOUT PROGRAM

GET YOUR TRAINING STARTED with the #1 Bestselling workout, “The 21-Minute Peak Performance Body Workout Guide”, created by Invincible Worldwide founder, Alan La, to help busy people build a high functional body!

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Refuse To Be Average | ALPHA MINDSET SERIES

As martial artists, as leaders as young motivated people, we refuse to be average. Invincible is a movement for people refusing to be average. It’s a fight against mediocrity. See, martial arts in recent years have become all about the violence, that’s why MMA, kick boxing and karate have become so popular. But when I speak to people about why they want to learn martial arts, it’s actually more about developing themselves physically and mentally.

Martial arts should be a fight against mediocrity. It’s about the chase for perfection. Its the fight to raise your standards everyday. It’s the fight to be a worthy human being, someone that you can be proud of. It’s the fight to be a quality human being. Too many people get caught up in following what everyone around them says or thinks and so they forget about this fight, and so they settle for what’s average. I’m gonna give you a couple of steps to keep in mind to fight against mediocrity in everyday life.

1. Choose You:

Too often we get caught up in what people think. forget the opinions of others, what they say is good, or what you should be doing. Go out study for yourself, prove to yourself why something is good. Do what you feel is right.

2. Challenge You:

Too often you don’t push your comfort zone and you stay in your shell, never growing. Everything you do, push that comfort zone. Get comfortable with discomfort. Get used to pushing that 110%.

3. Create You:

Too often because there is so much distraction around you that you no longer see whats possible in life. You don’t see the extraordinary. It’s the visionaries like the Wright Brothers or Steve Jobs who are able to create a dream that has yet to be seen in reality.They are constantly creating their realities rather than accepting what is given to them.
Awaken the Dream.
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How To Build A Winning Attitude | ALPHA MINDSET SERIES

If you try something and you fail, what matters most is not your result, but rather your attitude towards it. Do you let your failures affect you? Or worse, do you let your fear of failure stop you?

Babe Ruth, one of history’s greatest baseball players, with a home run record of 714 during his career, in fact, for decades held the record for strikeouts (1330 strikeouts). When asked about this he simply said, “Every strike brings me closer to the next home run.”

Walt Disney was fired by a newspaper editor for lack of ideas. He also went bankrupt several times before he and his brother co-founded Walt Disney Productions, one of the best-known motion picture production companies in the world.

Albert Einstein’s teacher described him as ‘‘mentally slow, unsociable and adrift forever in his foolish dreams’’. He was expelled and refused admittance to Zurich Polytechnic School. The University of Bern turned down his PhD dissertation as being irrelevant and fanciful. In 1921, Einstein received the Nobel Prize in Physics.

Star Wars was rejected by every movie studio in Hollywood before 20th-Century Fox finally produced it. It went on to be one of the largest grossing movies in film history.

To be the ALPHA in life, you must not let external circumstances affect how you feel about yourself and your ability to achieve your goals. ALPHAS lead their lives independent of their external results. They understand that it is their own actions, attitudes and assertiveness towards their goals that would lead to overcoming all obstacles and failures.

So the next time you are faced by failure, ask yourself, “how can this strike lead me closer to a home run?”

 

Awaken the Dream

 

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The REAL Meaning of Kung Fu | ALPHA Mindset Series

In recent times, Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) has made the society’s view of martial arts to be very violent, with cage fighting and the glorified brutal beat downs. To most people, it’s entertainment, but has no higher value. It’s very primal, and the art has diminished.

If you look at the origins of martial arts, like for example Kung Fu. The word ‘Kung Fu’ doesn’t mean fighting or beating somebody down. In Chinese, ‘Kung Fu’ or ‘Gung Fu’ means achieving perfection through hardwork. It’s about the art of improvement and discipline. It’s about raising the human potential to new levels. It is the art of ‘martial arts’.

But the problem is, in today’s society it’s all about the chase towards a false image of martial art is. It has become all about the number of belts or dans that you get.

If you strip away all the media, all the distractions and things that we’re shown to be what a martial artist is and bring back the art of martial arts, it’s about taking yourself to the next level physically, mentally and spiritually.

In the old days, martial artists were the heroes of society, like the knights in shining armour. And they achieved this because they refused to be average. They worked and raised themselves to levels beyond that of most people in physicality, mentality, inner wisdom and spirituality.

So Invincible Worldwide’s aim is to build heroes in society. It’s about empowering people to be a hero, an artist, a leader, an alpha – a quality human being who strives towards self-perfection, to be an artist of life.

Imagine if everyone in the world was to strive towards becoming a higher quality person everyday, the world would be a much better place.

This is the dream..