The mission at AdapNation is simple. Help you #BeYourBest.
Maybe it’s a profound life altering change you’ll stumble across here, or maybe it will be small incremental improvements, which when stacked day after day could have a huge impact on your quality of life and how you show up for all those around you.
Competing With Others VS Giving To Our Future Self
I strongly believe life’s ‘juice’ is in seeking to improve ourselves in some way, day after day, week after week. It’s this growth and betterment that creates an ever changing experience, as opposed to a Groundhog Day spinning-your-wheels kind of existence.
And with that slightly better version of you today, you can achieve slightly more, as well as improving the lives of those around you, including your own.
But let’s be clear, it’s a hard, almost impossible game to be THE best, as there will always be others who are better, faster, bigger, stronger, slimmer, smarter, funnier, richer, more popular and more capable than us.
That’s not defeatist, it’s just the reality in a world of 7.6 Billion people. If we measure ourselves against the #Instafamous it has the potential impact of getting us down – as our assumed source of inspiration just confirms the huge gap between the ‘best’ and our current situation.
It’s a losing game to compete with the world. Instead, how about we compete with ourselves from yesterday? Or better still, how about we GIVE to our future self of tomorrow, next month and next year?
That’s where ALL the goodness is. To grow, develop and love yourself, such that you can show up and deliver more value whilst you’re on this Earth. Because, when you break it down, we’re all here to make the world a better place, in our own little way.
Some will shoot for the stars and wish to change the way we live as a global society. Others will feel their calling is more intimate, where they devote everything they have to their children and immediate family, so they can continue to pay it forward in ever increasing circles of influence.
The only ‘wrong’ approach is living life without any sense of purpose or worth – not having something to drive your actions and demand your best.
As Life Gets More Complicated and Noisy… We Need A Clear HOW-TO Signal
As I zoom out on my own life to date, it’s been a hugely exciting life of growth, development, change and achievement. Most of the growth has come from trial and error, personal curiosity and the moments of wisdom passed on from friends and coaches.
At 37 years old, whilst I’m incredibly proud of the journey I’ve taken so far, without a doubt the most personally transforming period of my life has been over the last 2 years, from early 2016.
Sure, there have been massive shifts in maturity, capability, compassion, knowledge and material achievements throughout the last 25 years, but success for me has always come with a certain lack of why or so what?
Plus, being an all-in guy, the pendulum would swing between areas of maniacal focus – meaning that career came at the expense of fatherhood, or earnings came at the expense of wellness.
In 2016 however, I subconsciously adjusted the course of my life, which has lead to the last two and a half years of total immersion when it comes to all things MINDSET, NUTRITION, REST & REPLENISHMENT and EXERCISE.
I cannot begin to describe how profound my inner life has changed, and as such how the external game has shifted to one of great purpose, pleasure and excitement.
And it’s with that newfound purpose that I’ve configured my whole life around helping people be their best, through my own self discovery and sharing that as openly and freely as possible with anyone and everyone who are ready and willing to get more out of life.
How I intend to do that is through AdapNation. So far in 2018, almost 190,000 words have been written, 45+ hours of detailed discussion has been recorded on our AdapNation Podcast, 40+ videos have been published with dozens more to share, and 110+ Healthy Meal Ideas have been created and put up on the AdapNation Food Diary.
But here’s the reality, this is A LOT of information!
Too much to personally navigate through, especially when you add it to all the other sources of information/noise coming at you at 100 miles and hour. Multiply that by the rate of new content AdapNation and others are producing daily, and it can quickly feel overwhelming.
There is another way. A way to help guide someone keen to grow through the four Priorities of MINDSET, NUTRITION, REST & REPLENISHMENT and EXERCISE in am achievable, sequential and self-paced way…
To Get To Our ‘Destination’ We Must First Know Where We Are
Over the coming months of 2018, I’ll be busy working away on a means to help systematically take you and thousands of others on a journey of self-improvement.
This journey will help organise and present insights, knowledge, tools and words of inspiring encouragement to you over a course of a transformation period. It will be called the #BeYourBest Self-Optimisation Journey.
But before we get ahead of ourselves, wishing for more, wishing for better and wanting it now – we must first understand the current state of affairs. Where are you right now, across your MINDSET, NUTRITION, REST & REPLENISHMENT and EXERCISE?
It’s an important question. We can’t improve what we don’t measure. Or at least we cannot do it well, and with deliberate purpose.
If you agree, then take a look at the #BeYourBest Self-Optimisation Journey Scorecard, that attempts to to help you plot your current state, followed by setting a goal for the near future.
I actually built this Scorecard to help myself understand the changes that I have made over the last couple years, and give me a sense of improvement potential as I look into 2019.
For me, and those who have given it a quick test run, it’s an eye opening and somewhat instructional tool, as it gives you clues on what better can look like based on where you are today.
Introducing the #BeYourBest Self-Optimisation Scorecard
Want to see what this scorecard is about, and what you #BeYourBest score is? If so, continue reading…
Continue Reading The #BeYourBest Self-Optimisation Journey – The Scorecard [PART 2]
Follow this and other topic areas in our longer-form Articles series as they unfold, as well as the AdapNation Food Diary for healthy meal inspiration and AdapNation’s #HyperWorkouts for free training plans. Comment if you have questions or ideas.