Contributor: Clint Warren. You can download a copy of Clint’s book, Unlocking Your True Potential. In it he outlines the seven timeless habits that helped him create his destiny, reach his goals, and build the life he’s always dreamed of.
I struggled a lot last year with weekly bouts of binge eating. I was outwardly strong and successful, managing a fast-growing web design agency after battling drug addiction and breaking free. I worked out and people looked at me as “super fit,” but I felt like a failure because I couldn’t control my eating. Once or twice a week I’d binge really hard. It reminded me of how I used drugs … until my body shut down. I’d come off a binge and feel the same self-loathing and defeat that I used to feel after I relapsed.
I got turned onto EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) tapping at a local Meetup group. I started tapping once per day to control my urges, and saw some improvement, but I still battled the occasional binge. Then I created a vision board: I pasted my head onto Crossfit Champion Rich Froning, and on an image of Brad Pitt from the movie Snatch. I included an image of a guy meditating for good measure. I learned about this technique in Shakti Gawain’s Creative Visualization book and accompanying workbook. I wanted to embody the superior man: a spiritual warrior and competitor. Here’s the vision board I used (I’ve only shared it with a handful of people):
I printed it out and kept it next to my mediation cushion. Every morning after meditating, I would read out loud, “Here I am lean and healthy, strong and powerful. I am disciplined and focused in my eating. I make decisions every day to improve my body. This or something better now manifests for me in totally satisfying and harmonious ways, for the highest good of all concerned.” I closed my eyes and internalized it.
I heard about the Bulletproof Diet and pre-ordered the book in September. The sample chapter outlined a way of eating I hadn’t heard of, so I gave it a shot. Three months later I detailed my progress in a blog post that went viral when the author of the book posted it to his Facebook fan page:
I led my team to victory at a Crossfit competition in November:
I lost twenty pounds. I’m leaner and healthier than I’ve ever been.
I became my vision.
After Rachel and Matthew had their first child, they had a couple of fights. Well, okay, more than a couple—they fought for over three years. They fought about schedules. They fought about bad habits. They even fought about the lawn mower. And besides actually having their child, it was the best thing that could've happened. Get Fights You’ll Have After Having a Baby: A Self-Help Story on Amazon now.