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  • Writer's pictureAlexandra Castillo

The Two Principles of Fitness: The Millionaire's Principle and Yogi's Way

In the world of fitness, it's easy to get caught up in the latest trends and fads. But when it comes down to it, there are two key principles that can guide you on your fitness journey: The Millionaire's Principle and Yogi's Way.

The Millionaire’s Principle

Let me introduce you to the millionaire's principle, a term I may or may not have coined. When you take a look at the habits of millionaires, you'll notice that they tend to have multiple streams of income - usually around seven. It's easy to assume that diversifying their income is what made them wealthy, but that's not entirely accurate. These millionaires reached their financial success by pouring their heart and soul into building a business, then using their profits to explore other ventures.

It's important to remember that success is a journey, not just a destination.

So, if you're looking at fitness influencers and their workout routines, don't just focus on what they're doing now to maintain their physique. To truly achieve the same level of strength and muscle definition, you need to look at what they did to get there in the first place. Read this for more things to consider in your exercise regime.

My point is, when you see someone who is fit and strong, it's easy to think that the way they are currently training is the reason for their physique. However, that may not be the whole story. For example, you may see influencers promoting functional training as a way to get fit, but that alone may not give you the results you want if your goal is to look strong as well as feel and be strong. The people promoting functional training may look ripped and muscular, but chances are they didn't get there just by doing those exercises. You need to look at what they did to get to where they are now, not just the exercises they are currently doing. Remember, fitness is not just about isolation exercises, so combining different methods may be more effective in achieving your desired results.

Yogi’s Way

Next, let me share with you another exciting principle that I call "The Yogi's Way." The principle of "finding your niche" in exercise is that people tend to stick with what they are naturally good at. For example, if you happen to be very flexible and happen to excel in yoga, even if you don't like exercise in general, you may continue doing it because it comes easily to you. This can lead to people becoming yoga teachers as they develop their skills in the practice.

In a nutshell, the idea that doing yoga can make you flexible and capable of doing certain moves may not be entirely true. Your genetics and natural abilities play a big role in determining what you can and can't do. Like for me, my Celtic hips causes me to have deep hip sockets. And even with intense practice, I may not see significant improvements in mobility and flexibility. So, it's important to keep in mind that what works for one person may not work for another.

Success and abilities cannot always be attributed to a single action or routine, but rather it is important to recognize the complexity of factors that contribute to them.

For example, someone who has a six-pack in their 20s despite their lifestyle and diet choices may not mean that you will achieve the same result by copying their actions. It's important to identify what will work best for you in reaching your desired outcome.

In other words, when seeking help to achieve a goal, such as losing weight, it is important to look for someone who has struggled with the same issue or has extensive experience in helping others overcome it. This type of person will have a deeper understanding of the challenges that come with the goal and will have more tools at their disposal to help you overcome those challenges. You want someone who can swim upstream like a salmon, against the current of obstacles that may get in the way.

This is particularly important when it comes to hiring staff members, as you want someone who has been through the ups and downs before and knows how to handle the unexpected. While education is valuable, it's the combination of education and experience that truly sets someone apart. Because let's face it, life is messy and things don't always go according to plan.

If you've found something in this post that resonates with you, feel free to reach out for a free chat. I'd be happy to listen to your thoughts and help guide you towards your goals. Let's work together to help you reach your next level.

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