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  • Writer's pictureAndrea Skuta

How To Win

Updated: May 18, 2022

Two years ago, I was a year away from turning 40, and saw myself at a crossroads. One path led to complacency; "I'm turning 40, I don't need to be in great shape anymore. This is good enough." The other would lead me to personal excellence; "When I turn 40, I want to be the best version of myself." Already being a disciplined person, I decided to go all in. Why give up at this point in my life? So, I set out to do the work.

I began studying the benefits of intermittent fasting with Melissa McAllister and eventually implemented a 16/8 fast. I woke up at 4:30 a.m. each weekday to get in my workout before teaching school. Weekends were a non-negotiable for workouts as well; even if one day was an active rest day, I still got in some type of movement every day of the week. I also established what I call a "supplement" routine with 1st Phorm products (more on the specific products I use coming soon).

The biggest component of this journey was the mental toughness I developed. I read books on habit formation, characteristics of highly effective people, and financial freedom to name a few. I began listening to Andy Frisella's podcast while getting ready for work. The lessons I learned have made it possible for me to sustain this new way of life. I would like to share a few that have helped me "win"...

  • Self-discipline, mental toughness, and grit are necessary for true evolvement.

  • Establish good habits and practice them daily.

  • Goals are important, but it's the repetition of small routines that will get you there.

  • Do the work, no matter what.

  • Aim for 1% better each day.

  • There's never a bad time to do the right thing.

  • Practice gratitude.

  • Put out into the world that which you want back. The universe is watching and listening.

  • Manifest your dreams and work your tail off to make them a reality.

  • Don't stop. Ever.

Have I achieved personal excellence? Probably not yet. But I'd like to think I am much closer than I ever was before going on this journey. Bottom line is this: if you find yourself at a similar crossroads, don't settle for the easier option. Take the hard road. Invest in yourself. Do the work. Your future self will thank you.

Adventure Awaits,

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