Day 341: What Bodybuilding Can Teach The Aspiring Internet Entrepreneur Pt.1

After my first month of training, I’d reflected on some of the lessons I’d picked up that could easily port over to and be applied in my professional pursuits as well. Many of them are basics but a couple are slightly out there which was fun to write. At the end of it though, I came out with nearly 2,000 words of content and thought to myself, “I’m good but I’m not that good, people will never be able to read this entire thing!”

So I’ve broken them down into smaller articles that will make up my first ever blog series titled, “Personal Training My Way To Professional Success”

For my first trick I will…just kidding but without further ado, I present the first lesson in the series…

What Bodybuilding Can Teach The Aspiring Internet Entrepreneur Pt.1

When it comes to succeeding as an Internet Entrepreneur, bodybuilding would not be a possible rest-stop on the road to attaining business success. I’m certain, for those with little interest in personal fitness, the word “Bodybuilding” still conjures up stereotypical images of overly-muscular men standing on a stage striking an atlas pose or two.

Unbeknownst to them, the same rules that apply to Internet Business Success are also deeply rooted in what it takes to succeed as a bodybuilder. Now, although one could say that “stretching before you begin to work out” has no direct relation to becoming a successful entrepreneur, there are several foundational keys that can be applied to anyone, both body and business oriented. I’ll cover a few of these keys in this  series.

Plan Today to Succeed Tomorrow

“Every battle is won before it is fought…..” – Sun Tzu, The Art of War

I’m sure many of us have grown up being told how ‘failing to plan is only planning to fail’ and few of us could hardly disagree. While taking up my own Bodybuilding Challenge for little over a month now, it’s been refreshing to take some of my focus away from trying to be more successful online and invest some of it in something I have a greater passion for, my personal well-being.

As Count Rugen said on in The Princess Bride, “If you haven’t got your Health, you haven’t got anything.”

I’ve, personally noticed that over the last 30 to 40 days I’ve been more content with myself, even prouder, then I have in quite a long time but the gains haven’t been automatic. There are days where I would get myself so busy doing things that probably weren’t really that important only to find that I was squeezing in a training session or just barely scraping in enough time to rest at the end of the day. By far the easiest thing I found was when I actually planned out a regular time to train or do cardio, everything else seemed to work around it.

As a result, I’ve come out at the end of the day feeling sore from the actual work-out but satisfied in the knowledge that I’d actually done it. This, of course, is a self-perpetuating cycle as I would then want to repeat those results the following day. This would motivate me to plan out the next day, in effect, winning the battle before it was even fought.

As this is a series, I highly recommend you stay tuned for tomorrow’s post, “Make Rest a Necessity, Not An Objective”.

Thanks for reading and if you have anything to add, I’d be glad to hear it and I promise I’ll respond.