Imagine having just 2x more energy than you currently have. How would your day look? How much could you get accomplished in this world?
In this video I look at 5 of the biggest influences that will determine whether or not you are running on all cylinders or you’re one coffee away from passing out.
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Hello, it’s Brett Campbell here. Today I want to talk about a topic that affects every single person, every single human being on this planet. It is the topic of energy. I want to share with you 5 big influences that are going to affect your energy levels. Imagine for a moment, you had one more level of energy that you have today. Imagine being able to remove that crash that you get about 2:00 or 3:00 in the afternoon or sometimes for some people 10:00 am, 11:00 am, you have to crawl your way to lunchtime. Imagine having all day energy that you never had to reach for the can of sugary Red Bull, or V or Mother, whatever it is, or you have to have 10 coffees a day to keep you awake. Imagine being able to have a coffee because you really enjoy the taste. What a life would that be.
Let’s look at 5 biggest influences that again affect your energy and how you can start creating 10x level of energy. We talk about this in the 10x achievement academy. To perform, to live a life that is extraordinary, meaningful and purposeful you need to be energetic to start with. You need to have more energy to get you through the day, so you can do the things that you have on your list to get where you need to be. You can tell I’ve got a lot of energy right now. I’m exuding a lot of energy. It’s funny, because I hear the word energy, and it takes me up another level or 2. Let’s get start back here. Breathe. Five biggest influences of energy. The first thing is sleep. I know what you’re saying, “Brett, this isn’t rocket science. I already know this.” I want to ask you the question. Common sense if not common practice. Are you doing this? I’m not going to say, “Are you getting enough sleep? Are you getting a good 8 hours a day?” What I’m going to say is, “Are you getting quality sleep?”
There’s a difference between sleep time and quality. There’s a difference about being alive on this planet for 80 years, but then you ask yourself, “Did you have a quality 80 years?” Two totally different things. I want you to think about it. Are you getting quality sleep? Now many studies show this, that your body needs up to 8 hours, 8 hours sleep. Anyone who goes, “I work great off 4 hours sleep,” what you’re doing is you’re slowly killing yourself. Let me explain. The first 4 hours of your sleep cycle is purely going to look at physical repair. It’s going to repair your body for the day. If you’re training, and you’re exerting, you’re using your body, which I really hope you are. Using your body, you’re going to need to repair that. That happens in the first 4 hours of sleep. The second 4 hours of sleep is the psychological repair. That’s where it’s going to fix your messed up brains. It’s where it’s going to fix us. It allows you to, I guess, go through a psychological process that whilst you don’t feel that change happening immediately, what you need to understand is that it does. It totally affects your forward of mind.
If you are that person, if you are that person who sleeps 4 or 5 hours a day, test me on this. I hands down guarantee, if you started getting 8 hours of sleep … I already know what you’re saying. You’re going to go, “If I get 8 hours of sleep I feel like I’ve had too much. I’m too tired.” It’s because your body has got to try and adapt to this to start with. You need to pick up the habit of creating quality sleep. I was talking to someone, a friend of mine a few days ago. They said they’re getting 4 hours of sleep. I said, “Was it quality sleep?” Not really. I’m up. I wake up all the time. I said, “Is your room pitch black?” No. First step, make your room pitch black. Get a big black blanket, cover the windows. Get the tape if you need to. You need to be in a purely black room. Why? Any form of light, even the light from your TV. Studies have shown that if you’ve got infra red light, and you’re waving it over someone’s body through a blanket, it is going to interrupt and disrupt your hormonal pattern. Studies are showing this.
If you’re sleeping with the street lamp coming through your window, it’s no wonder you’re not getting a great quality of sleep. First thing, blacking out your room. Put that mobile phone outside. Don’t bring it into your bedroom. Even turn off that little red light or blue light on your TV that’s shining because it’s on standby. Do that. I guarantee you your quality of sleep is going to be better. Something that I’ve invested in is a bed, a brand new bed. The quality of bed makes a massive difference in your quality of sleep. This bed is an actual, it’s an adjustable bed. It allows us to be put into a zero G position which basically takes all the load off our joints. Our muscles and everything is repairing, and we’re getting perfect blood flow, so another thing to look at.
The second component that we want to look at in the influence, and it influences your energy is obviously food, what you’re putting in your mouth. I’m not going to go into this in-depth. We talk about this in trainings in our actual Fiit Chick fitness business. We talk about what you should be eating, what you shouldn’t be eating, but we all know that. We know that you need clean fruits, vegetables, and you need lean sources of meat. If you’re a vegetarian or vegan, you’ll think opposite to that. Everyone has their own opinion. What I say is what works for you. You know what you put in. You know how that affects you. If you’re getting a crash at 10:00 am, there’s probably a very big chance you’re having a very high carbohydrate breakfast. You’re probably having some cereal or sugary crap which is messing with your hormone levels. Be aware of what you’re putting into your stomach. It’s like going to buy a brand new car and putting in the cheapest budget petro that you can get. It’s your body, the only one you’ve got, the only one you’re ever going to get. Give it the chance to live in the best possible way it can.
The third component we want to look at is movement. Movement. Exercise, getting up, moving around. This is something that I really want you to start adding to your daily routine. Every 60 to 90 minutes you must stop. You must stop, you must get up, and you must move. Some examples of things I do is some Tai Chi exercises or some Qigong movements. If you don’t know what that is, Google it, but something simple like this where I’ll go down. It looks crazy. I look weird, but moving and getting control of your breathing, even swinging my arms around. That in itself is going to help you reset your levels. You know what, the next 90 minutes, the next 60 minutes, let’s go get it. That in itself, if you do that, even if you stop every 60 minutes, and you do for the next 5 days, you do 10 press-ups, that 10 press-ups is going to give you as much energy as you would if you were reaching for that can of Red Bull. I guarantee. You got to trust me on this, and you got to do it. Your movement is really important.
Even if you’re not walking, or you’re not doing any exercise, add a 30 minute walk into your day. Add a 30 minute walk into your day. Guarantee, far greater quality of life. You’re going to have far more energy. Trust me on this. The fourth component is passion. There’s passion, you’re going to exude energy. Why am I energetic right now? Why can I speak for the hours on end talking about this type of information? It’s because I’m passionate. I’m passionate. Passion will shine through. If you’re passionate about something, you’re going to have energy, trust me. If I said to you, “I know you’re tired right now, but tomorrow morning I’m going to pick you up, and we’re going to go on a world trip around the world, all paid for,” I guarantee you’ll wake up at 2:00 am with the most energy you’ve had all week. I know I’m right. It’s because you’re passionate about going on that holiday. It’s got nothing to do with me. You’re going on that holiday, and it’s paid for. You’re passionate. Find what it is in that thing that you’re passionate about. Find that thing, what it is that you are passionate about. I guarantee, you’re going to level up. You’re going to be another 2, 3 levels of energy than what you normally would.
The fifth component of the 5 biggest influences that do affect your energy is the importance level that you attach to the thing. It’s the importance level. How important is it for you? How important is it for you? I want you to think, how important is it for you? If finishing the degree is very, very important to you, you’re going to wake up, you’re going to have a lot of energy because you’re like man, today is the day. We’re going to do it. I’m going to go, and I’m going to sit the exam. You’re not going to go into it, I’ve got no energy. You’ve been waiting for this day because you’ve attached an importance level. If getting fit and healthy is really important to you, then the importance level, if you’re attached an importance level to it, you’ll get up. You won’t have no trouble getting out of bed.
If I told you that you’ve got 6 months to live, and if you do not get up at 4:00 am every single morning to come and train with me, then you’re going to die. I don’t want to be the bearer of bad news, but in 6 months you’re going to die if you don’t get up every single morning to come and train with me. You’re going to attach a very high level of importance to that. I guarantee you’re going to get up. You’re going to be like, “Let’s go. What have I got to do, Brett? I don’t want to die.” Unless you can attach an importance level that is greater than the actual thing you are doing, you’re going to be struggling for energy, struggling for energy. I want you to look at this. Look at what we’ve talked about, the 5 areas, what single most area? Pick one area out of those 5, and I want you to run with it. I want you to go, if it’s nutrition, ask yourself, what can I currently remove from my current diet that I know is sabotaging me from gaining next level energy?
Maybe you eat really well. Maybe you exercise frequently. Maybe you’re really passionate about it. You’ve got a great importance level, but you’re not getting enough sleep because your body needs to sleep. It needs to repair. Remember, physiologically in the first 4 hours, and then psychologically for the next 4 hours. It will become a time, if you’re just getting 4 or 5 hours of sleep a night, it will become a time where it starts to pay a toll on you. You might not directly see that switch of I’m not getting enough psychological repair. It will come out in your behaviour. It will come out in the actions. Ultimately it’s going to show in your everyday life. I really hope you liked today’s training.
I’m Brett Campbell. Till the next one, I want you to go out there and live with intention, love with passion and never give up on your dreams.