This is the low hanging fruit that you can easily grab and start making a change today!
It starts with writing things down, your goals – your dreams – your action plan
Writing things down encourages daily progress
Before anyone tries to improve themselves, their thoughts, or their actions, the first step should always be to evaluate your past and current situation.
By writing things down, you’d have a record of what you did, thought of, and acted on so this helps you reflect on what worked and what didn’t. You can gauge your strengths and weaknesses and identify how you spend your time and energy.
At this stage of our lives we all have a few “Monkeys on our back”
Some unresolved issue either with ourselves, another person or a situation.
It’s usually something that is highly charged emotionally for us.
It’s something that is always in the back of our minds.
Something that is holding us back in our pursuit of the “Best “ version of ourselves.
We make it worse for ourselves by letting our imagination run wild with possible outcomes of dealing with the matter at hand.
Or we continually re live the incident that created this motherfucker that’s pressing down upon our shoulders, the incredible weight pressing down on our soul!
Like a bad dream or defeating mindset, we are the one’s giving the issue life and energy by thinking about the possible outcome of dealing with it (usually all negative).
Shit if we put ½ that energy into just working on a resolution we would be past it.
Easier said than done.
It’s incredibly hard because it’s personal – it’s our feelings – our fears.
Just yesterday I finally dealt with something that has been bothering me for over 14 years.
I knew it had to be dealt with.
I had to do it,
I had to face it,
I had to deal with alone.
So I put myself in a situation where I had NO CHOICE but to deal with it.
Logic and planning told me that it was going to workout one way or the other.
“On Paper” I felt it was 95% going to workout just fine.
In reality, I was scared shitless.
None the less, I just kept focusing on a positive and powerful mindset.
I bit my lip and went for it!
30 minutes later it was done!
It was 90% less hard than I had imagined it would/could be.
The sense of relief was immediate as it washed over me.
Once I was alone ad I had time to let myself process, I got incredibly emotional.
I can’t begin to accurately express the empowering feeling I have at the moment.
An incredible weight has been lifted of me.
Now I want to attack the next monkey on my back.
But that, as they say is going to be for another story.
This week we started our next 12 week session of the Silverback Blueprint.
Over the next 3 months – 4 men will begin to transform themselves
We start with the before pics, measurements and weigh ins.
A quick warm up / mini workout
These guys will be nervous and anxious.
They haven’t felt themselves in years or even decades.
They are suffering from
- Low Self esteem
- Lack of confidence
- Low energy
- Low libido…
Well all that is about to change this week.
We start small.
For some of these men there is a lot to fix.
We do just that, small improvements every workout, every week.
The muscles start to wake up, energy starts to increase.
Self esteem starts improving (right from the very first workout).
- Sleep improves
- Sex improves
- Mindset improves
- Life Improves
For other guys who haven’t made the decision to change it’s gonna be 12 more weeks of regret.
But not for these guys changing their lives this week !
For the others, maybe next time
No Day is complete without your workout
Here’s my latest Workout Video
Work Hard Motherfuckers!!
ReleasedJul 11, 2017
Episode 1 – Rebuild <== Click here to listen
Curd talks about rebuilding.
Sometimes when we are knee deep in the rice paddies we can feel overwhelmed.
Take a step back, establish a 50m goal, and move forward step by step.
Crush-A-Diem (don’t just Sieze the day – CRUSH the DAY!!)
Episode 1 – Rebuild
About the Silverback Blueprint Podcast
We publish 2 shows a week
Monday and Thurday
The Silverback Blueprint is all about rebuilding the alpha male in men 40 and over.
What is a SilverBack?
A term used to describe the larger buck; or bigger undomesticated male.
For me it represents the ultimate achievement for males of the human species with an unmistakable connotation of personal power, social significance and self confidence.
This is usually when we hit the 40-45+ age category – shit we are just starting to become cool and interesting! When you walk into the room people take notice!
When the shit hits the fan you’re the one who is ready to step up and deal with any situation.
A Dream come true….
Everyone has dreams and goals. Anyone who knows me, knows I have 100’s and that’s being conservative.
I have worked hard all my life. Always working on the next thing. I have had some great successes and some near fatal catastrophes.
At the basis of all that I have done, the very part of me that’s makes me truly me is weightlifting and powerlifting.
I have owned a few gyms over the 25 + years. I liked them, but I never really LOVED them.
Up until I started Hostyle, I built businesses purely for the $$.
I never really dared build a business the way I truly wanted it to be.
The way I wanted to be.
Partly out of fear of failure – what if nobody likes it?
Mostly out of not really knowing what I really wanted – I didn’t really know enough about me at first.
I never took the time to ask those deep questions – what really makes me tick?
It wasn’t until I went from 5 Fitness Warehouse supplement stores down to 1 location back in 2009.
My business world had imploded.. I fucked shit up.. no matter what people or anyone say, I was responsible for all of it.
Not doing the things I knew deep down I should have done. I listened to the wrong people – only because they were saying what I wanted to hear at the time.
Anything to drown out the voice in my head that was shouting at me to make changes much sooner.
I knew then I wasn’t really being “me” anymore.
So I sat there in my Orleans store in 2009 and decided to really quiet my mind and listen to that voice.
I began to write things out, What did I want?
I knew I was going to stay in the Health and Fitness field. Question was how?
I was broke
My Business failed
I was fat – almost 400 lbs
I was an alcoholic
I was so fuckin broken and sad
I sketched out a list of things that I would have to do to create the life I truly desired.
It was long and really, really, really daunting!
Imagine Me – A fat guy running a fitness bootcamp.
Many people thought I was crazy, after all they just saw me fail at a huge level.
Some people thought I would pack up and move away.
Looking back I can see that’s where and when Hostyle was born.
I started it in that small 1500 sq ft store..
I knew if I focused on helping others, others like me that needed to rebuild themselves, I would have something special and unique.
They laughed at me in Berlin..
Some of my competitors told people that I was a joke, how was I gonna be able to build a bootcamp business when I was fat.
One of my current members who used to train at another gym, told me of the day that owner walked in and said to him that this “Curd Hos” guy is opening a bootcamp in Orleans and that I was gonna fail coz I was over weight.
Another personal trainer took one of my first videos and posted it up on his facebook account with a message that said… “who would ever get trained by this guy (me)”
see video below
I didn’t even know these guys.
I took the high road – but I never forgot that shit.. It became part of fuel, my drive to succeed.
It made me realize that if I’m going to do anything I needed to be 100% true to myself.
That’s the only way I would be able to shoulder the huge work load ahead of me.
I always gave myself goals that were challenging.
Once I decide to do something – get out of my way.
Maybe that’s what they were afraid of –
They saw that in me when I didn’t see it at the time
fuck those guys….
We grew, we stumbled, I kept going.
a little over 3 years ago I moved into the location I’m in now. A former gym 5500 sq feet.
We grew, we stumbled, I kept going
2 years ago I took over the wine making place growing our space to 7500.
We grew, we stumbled, I kept going
This summer we took the rest of the basement another 6000 sq feet –
We have a total of 13,500 sq ft.
The Hangar Gym is the next installment
I wanted a Kick Ass Training Facility with
- the best equipment
- great coaches
- the best clients
- an amazing atmosphere
- an amazing team as my staff
Finally a gym that I am truly proud of – one that’s as serious as you are..
I’m still kinda fat – but fuck I’m happy and stronger than ever.