You know the high energy entrepreneur when you see him.
He's always sharp – sharp eyes, sharp dress, sharp tongue and sharp jawline.
He seems to always be on like Jerry Seinfeld.
He is the high energy entrepreneur that makes average Joes feel like total failures.
‘Some people are lucky' is what you think to yourself. ‘How can someone be so energetic' you wonder.
‘It's not like normal people have the energy to work 16 hours per day. It's too much!'
Soon you will learn you do have the energy, you just haven't used it correctly. Here's how you use your energy correctly…
16 Rules Of The High Energy Entrepreneur
1. This one thing generates energy better than any stimulant in the world
The #1 thing that generates energy better than anything in the world is… ENTHUSIASM.
Enthusiasm is the precursor for energy.
No enthusiasm = no energy.
Big enthusiasm = big energy.
No matter how much sleep you got, how many calories you ate, none of it matters of you don't have enthusiasm.
Let me explain… Let's say there are two men. One man is a successful entrepreneur and the other “man” is a dork who plays video games.
The entrepreneur works 12-16 hours per day building his business and does basically nothing else.
The dork plays video games for 12-16 hours per day and does basically nothing else.
They both spend 12-16 hours per day doing what they are enthusiastic about.
Both the dork and the high energy entrepreneur have the enthusiasm to spend 12-16 hours per day doing what they enjoy doing.
See, they both have high energy. The dork focuses his energy on a game that gives him no benefit or return.
2. The high energy entrepreneur focuses his energy on another game…
The high energy entrepreneur focuses his vital energy on the game of damn good business.
In the game of damn good business you keep score the same way you keep score in video games… by making it to a new level.
These males both spend 12-16 hours per day doing what they love to do but only the entrepreneur is rewarded externally, the game player is only rewarded in virtual reality.
They both have enthusiasm, the precursor to energy, it just has to be redirected.
3. ‘I wish I could start a business but I just don't have the energy.'
Ever say that?
If so you were right, you don't have the energy. But you could have the energy.
You just have to realize that energy is like money.
A business costs money to open, doesn't it? If you want to open a business you have to pay the money to open the business.
If you don't have the money, because you spent it somewhere else, then you cannot open a business … because you spent the money elsewhere and now you don't have any money.
But if you decide to not spend the money elsewhere, and only spend the money on the new business, then you will have the money to start the business.
Energy works the same way that money works. If you spend too much energy doing activity A, you will not have enough energy for activity B.
We all have energy, to varying degrees, but what separates the high energy entrepreneurs from the low-energy do-nothings is where we spend our energy.
If you spend your energy in one place (like video games, sex, television) then you will not have the energy to build a damn good business.
If you spend your energy playing video games of course you will not have the energy to focus on business.
Energy is not infinite, energy is finite so spend your energy where it counts.
And the only thing that counts is damn good business.
4. Realize that you DO have the energy
You must recognize that if you have some sort of passion then you do in fact have enthusiasm.
Enthusiasm is where energy comes from. There is NO energy without first having enthusiasm.
The dork who plays video games is just as high energy as the high energy businessman.
You must realize that you have both enthusiasm and energy… but you aren't careful with your energy spending and you're spending it in the wrong place.
Energy is like money, if you spend it doing activity A then you will not have enough energy to spend it on Activity B (in this instance B is for Business and A is for Asshole).
If you spent all your energy on being an asshole you will not have any energy left for business. So what the heck do you do?
5. The difference between average people and high energy entrepreneurs is…
The difference between average assholes and brilliant businessmen is… FOCUSED ENERGY.
People who sit around all day playing video games focus their energy in the wrong place. YES! In the wrong place.
Playing video games all day is a waste of time… but so is doing a lot of other things like working jobs you hate.
Everyone has the energy, we just spend the energy in different places.
We can't spend all day doing something we hate to do. So what's the key?
6. Focus the energy in the right spot
We all have sexual energy. How we use that sexual energy is the key. Many “people” just fuck all the time and waste the benefits of sexual transmutation.
The smart and the driven use their sexual energy and re-route it to business.
This does not mean you can never have sex, it means you use that primal energy that everyone has and you re-route it to damn good business.
Focused energy is the difference between the money making entrepreneur and the broke video gamer.
The entrepreneur focuses his energy were it will give him life benefits while the video games gets only virtual reality benefits.
Think of energy as money. To start a business costs money — If you want to start a business you have to pay for it.
If you have the money then you can spend it on the new business. If you don't have the money because spent your money elsewhere then you obviously cannot pay for your new business.
So the solution is to save your “money” so you can buy what counts. If you didn't spend that money elsewhere then you would have that money for your new business.
Don't spend your energy anywhere else but on damn good business.
It's easy to spend your energy on business when you realize business is the funnest game God ever made and the benefits are real (and great).
7. BUILDING A BUSINESS TAKES FOCUSED ENERGY!
You cannot give away your energy to lesser tasks if you wish to do something big and great — like build a damn good business.
You have to save your energy for where it counts.
Do you know what cyclists who compete in grueling bike races like Tour de France do when they aren't training or racing?
They do nothing.
They save every ounce of energy for where it counts — riding up and down mountains.
Cyclists notoriously hate stairs because stairs rob them of energy they may need on a grueling climb. Some cyclists even make their teams CARRY them up stairs.
Focused energy is no joke. You need big energy to do something big and you cannot waste your energy elsewhere.
I suggest you read the great book Deep Work to understand more about focused energy.
I only read the first chapter and I recommend every single would-be high energy entrepreneur read at least that first chapter.
Deep Work is a real revelation.
8. Damn good business is a never-ending video game
Video gamers have one thing right — life is a big game and that's all it is.
In a video game, you make it to a new level, then you conquer that level and you repeat the process. Then you turn off the gaming console and you're still a dork with no money.
Damn good business is a never-ending video game. It goes on forever.
The high energy entrepreneur makes damn good business his game of choice and his mission is to transcend and consistently make it to a new level.
When the high energy entrepreneur makes it to a new level he makes more money, closes more deals, and build more wealth.
In damn good business… the more money you make, the more levels you rise to.
In the game of damn good business you always want to get to the next level … always!
Businessmen all want to get to the next level.
Damn great businessmen don't give much of a damn about spending the money they make … the money is how we keep score.
The real fulfilment comes from making it to the next level, that's what actually drives high energy entrepreneurs (just like it drives video gamers).
Think of damn good business like a game that you have to beat … because that's all it is. It's a fun game that has big rewards.
9. Get addicted to the game of business and always chase a new level of success
Video games work very well to get you addicted. They make you feel like “I HAVE TO BEAT THIS GAME!”
That's exactly how you should feel about damn good business.
The best in business are completely addicted and feel they MUST succeed and conquer. It's not an option, it's a must.
“But addictions are baaaaaaad Victor!”
Shut the f*ck up! Addiction and obsession is required for mega success. Hear that? REQUIRED. Not optional.
If you ain't addicted you ain't accomplishing anything.
Non-addicted people get bored and quit. You won't play a video game for 12 hours if you aren't addicted and you won't work 12 hour days if you aren't addicted. Get used to it.
Boredom is the enemy of achievement but there is one way to kill boredom forever… be completely addicted to your game and don't let outside interferences lead you astray.
If you play the game the way I tell you to play the game you will become addicted. How? Just like video games, you will always need to get to the next level.
Making 100k a year is great… when you're making 50k a year. After you make 100k a year it's total shit so you have to work towards making 200k a year “and then you'll be happy.”
Then you make 200k a year and you realize it's shit so you need to make 500k a year. When you make 500k a year you realize it's shit money for poor people and you have to keep going.
It's never enough and that's the point — you will always be moving to the next level.
10. The #1 thing EVERY entrepreneur does before 9am
There is one thing EVERY entrepreneur does before 9am… what is it?
Hit the gym? Make phone calls to China? Go for a run? For Chrissakes what is it, Victor?!
Before 9am, every successful entrepreneur … WAKES UP!
You can't be high energy if you're sleeping like a damn baby! Life happens to people who are awake.
That's why every high energy entrepreneur wakes up early. There is no time to waste, gotta go go go, cannot be slow slow slow.
Big business is waiting and big business never sleeps.
You have to get up and get to work right away. There is no sleeping in when damn good business is on the line.
Morning is the best time of day for productivity and focus and that's a fact, Jack.
If you don't believe me, you should, then believe science…
Humans have what is called a circadian rhythm. This circadian rhythm determines when we are at our most alert.
11. Take advantage of the natural circadian rhythm and be ALERT
You have to wake up earlier to take advantage of your natural alertness.
Humans are the most alert at 10am. See photograph below for a look at a human's circadian rhythm.
When you are the most alert is when you are going to be the most prepared to get some damn good work done.
Since humans are most alert at 10am that means should should wake up at 10am? Heavens no.
You have to ALREADY BE AWAKE AND READY TO GO BEFORE 10AM to take advantage of your natural alertness.
It takes time to “wake up” and be alert. You have to be awake well before 10am. You will not be alert when you just wake up no matter who you are.
By 10am you should already have been awake for hours (and have been to the gym and back).
Your body wants you to wake up between 6:45am and 7:30am. That's when your body is raises your blood pressure and stops your melatonin secretion (melatonin is the sleep hormone).
High energy entrepreneurs wake up earlier than that … typically any time between 5am and 6:30am is the wake up time of high energy pros.
That gives you a good few hours to wake up, hit the gym prepare for the day, and take advantage of the time of the day when you are the most alert — 10am.
What if it's hard to wake up?
It isn't hard to wake up so that's a silly question. When you want to wake up, nothing can keep you asleep.
Have you ever seen a kid sleep in on Christmas morning when he has new presents from Santa Claus ready to open?
Kids wake up on Christmas morning before the sun even comes out. Why? Because they have extreme enthusiasm for waking up.
If you have a problem waking up early it's not a problem of “waking up” … it's a problem of motivation and enthusiasm.
You need to be enthused to wake up, otherwise you will just sleep.
If that's you, go ahead and sleep in. The rest of us will be wide awake and in the gym before you even hit your snooze button for the 3rd time.
To learn how to wake up like a man with discipline, follow 30 Days of Discipline.
12. Take breaks to re-charge… but take breaks at the right time
Human beings have a natural lull in energy in the afternoon, starting at about 3pm. That's a great time to take a break and re-charge.
I didn't say it was a time to be lazy and eat potato chips, it's a time to take a break from a heavy mental workload.
Many high energy artists and pros use this time to hit the gym and recharge.
There are 2 times of day that a high energy entrepreneur works out:
First thing in the morning or
During the afternoon lull.
There is always an afternoon lull due to humans circadian rhythms. During this time your brain becomes dull and thinking becomes much harder to do.
Rather that power-through this “lazy time” of the afternoon, you can go to the gym and get a hard workout in.
The workout will clear your brain so when you get back to work you're as fresh as a daisy and as sharp as a nail.
13. Work out the body to keep the mind sharp.
Who do you think has more energy? A guy who spends all day on the couch or a guy who trains hard in the gym 5 days per week?
The guy who trains his body has more energy and that's a fact, Jack.
A weak body makes your mind weak. There is no partial strength. You are strong fully or you are weak fully.
A weak body with a “strong mind” makes you very feminine. Good luck closing deals as a frumpy girly-man.
Solution: Work out every day. Move the body every day.
When to work out? Work out it in your off hours — don't steal focus from your damn good business just to work out.
Work out in your off time. Never waste the best business time of day — like 10am — on working out.
You cannot afford to not work out!
I don't care if you like it or not, working out a must. You work out so you can build … ENDURANCE.
Cardio builds your body enough to handle long hours and heavy travel schedules.
Lifting weights like a man gives you strength and confidence – which allows you to communicate with HIGH ENERGY.
If you aren't a fitness buff right now, you damn sure better become one, because you absolutely need… STRENGTH!
To get strong, quit wasting your time searching for routines that never work and just follow the routine that has been proven to work … BODY OF A SPARTAN.
14. High achievers always have to project this one thing… STRENGTH
Like a character in a video game, weakness is crushed and killed right away.
The high energy businessman always have to project STRENGTH.
Always BE strong but more importantly always PROJECT strength.
Do you know what the great thing about projecting strength is?
You never have to use strength because if you project strength, people will already know you mean business.
If you project weakness people will come at you hard and they will test you. If you project strength this will not happen.
Some dogs will attack people who project weakness and fear.
Those same dogs will pee themselves and whimper if you project total strength to them.
If you can simply look at a dog and make a dog pee then you can project strength.
But if that doesn't work out… how long could you run until you get tired and the dog catches you?
15. The #1 thing you need to have high energy all day long… ENDURANCE
Energy that lasts ALL DAY is not really energy … it's ENDURANCE.
Endurance is the ability to just keep going no matter what gets in your way.
Endurance is not a natural, “genetic” gift. Endurance has to be built up from training.
You have to train for endurance. In the gym and in your business life.
Endurance is built up over time. You didn't think you were going to just wake up tomorrow with extreme endurance did you?
YOU HAVE TO BUILD ENDURANCE!!!!!!
Amateur boxing matches last only 3 rounds at 3 minutes per round. A professional boxing match lasts 10 rounds at 3 minutes per round. A championship bout lasts 12 rounds at 3 minutes per round.
Why not just start every single fighter at 12 rounds? Because it takes time to build incredible endurance!
“In boxing, they start off 4 rounders. Then a year later they might be 6 rounders and then 8 rounders and then 10 rounders. And then finally they BECOME and flourish into a championship fighter. The reason you start off at 4 rounds and end up at 12 rounds 5 years later is because the body needs to get used to working at that rate for that period of time. You can't do it in a 6 month period. You can't become a championship fighter in a 6 month period.” – Eddie Alvarez, UFC lightweight champion
You need endurance to be a high energy entrepreneur, and you'd better start building it right now.
16. Do not allow boredom to steal your enthusiasm
When you play a video game you always know what the strategy is: play this level, beat this level, move on to the next level.
It's the same in the game of damn good business… always get to the next level.
But you have to make sure you have a plan or outline. You can't stroll into the office with no agenda because you won't get anything done.
You have to know what needs to be done, so you can do it.
Energy means jack shit if you don't have tasks and projects to do.
You cannot wake up hungry if you aren't waking up for anything. You have to have a plan ready for you when you wake up.
If you don't have a plan you are just going to be bored.
DON'T ALLOW BOREDOM! BOREDOM IS THE KILLER OF ENERGY!
Boredom is the mind-killer and energy-sapper so you always need a plan. You always need a project to work on.
You. Always. Need. A. Next. Level. To. Work. Towards.
When you stop … that's when it's over.
Don't stop. Endure. Keep going. Reap the rewards. Always have a battle plan.
That's how you become….
A HIGH ENERGY ENTREPRENEUR.
Until next time.
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