Have you ever thought of yourself as a machine?

Yeah, a complex, high-performance machine, just like a sports car or a finely-tuned computer.

I know, it sounds a bit out there, but stay with me on this one.

This idea hit me like a ton of bricks during my recent prep for a half marathon. 

That’s right, 21.1 kilometers of pushing my limits. 

I’ve been training for months, and as the day draws closer, I’ve realized something crucial – it’s not just about the physical training. It’s about fueling the machine – that’s you and me – with the right stuff.

Think about it. 

You wouldn’t dream of putting the wrong fuel in your car, right? 

Do that, and it’s goodbye smooth ride, hello breakdown. 

The same goes for our bodies. 

We’re talking nutrition, mental health, the whole package. 

If we’re not careful about what we put into our system, we’re setting ourselves up for a crash.

Now, I get it. 

Life’s hectic. 

I’ve been there – juggling a full-time job, being a dad, a husband, maintaining a home, and building a business. 

It’s a lot. 

Back in 2016-2018, I let my health slide big time. 

I was 60 pounds overweight and feeling pretty low. 

I was so focused on my goals that I forgot to take care of the most important tool I had – me.

But here’s the kicker – neglecting our health doesn’t just affect us physically. 

It drags down everything. Our work, our mood, our relationships. 

We think we’re cutting corners to make more time for our goals, but in reality, we’re just hobbling our chances of success.

That’s why I’m so passionate about this. 

In the world of entrepreneurship, where every day is a battle, we need to be in top shape – mentally and physically. 

It’s not just about being fit; it’s about being ready to tackle the challenges head-on.

So, how do we do this? 


We start taking care of our machine. 

We eat right, we exercise, we give our mind the rest and enrichment it needs. 

And trust me, it’s not as time-consuming as you think. 

When I did the 75 hard program – yeah, the one with the strict routine and all – I realized that when you’re disciplined and organized, you actually end up with more time, not less.

Now, I’m not saying it’s easy. 

It’s a commitment, a daily choice to fuel ourselves right. 

But the payoff is huge. 

Not just in how we look, but in how we feel and perform. 

We become more efficient, more energetic, more effective in every area of our lives.

So here’s my challenge to you. 

Start small. 

Make one change today that takes care of the machine that is you. 

Maybe it’s swapping that burger for a healthier meal or squeezing in a quick workout. 

And I’m not just talking about physical health. It’s about mental health, too. 

It’s about feeding your mind with positivity, with knowledge, with rest and relaxation. 

It’s all interconnected.

But whatever it is, make it count.

And remember, this isn’t just about us as individuals. 

It’s about setting an example, being the best we can be for those around us. Our families, our teams, our clients. They all benefit when we’re at our best.

So, what’s it going to be? 

What’s your first step in taking care of the most complex machine you’ll ever own – yourself? 

Let’s make a pact to fuel ourselves right and watch as every part of our lives shifts into high gear.

Until next time, keep pushing, keep striving, and remember – you’re not just a person; you’re a high-performance machine. 

Let’s act like it.