This is one of the most important articles I’ll ever send you.

First, a damaging admission... I like chocolate. I also like eating snack food for meals (like almonds and cashews… mixed with dark chocolate).

While, technically, these food choices are still healthy (the nuts are packed with fiber, healthy fats, and a decent amount of protein), I rely on these foods too much. Those and protein bars. Time for me to man-up and get serious about my nutrition – just like you are.

What can we do to eat better?

What’s the #1 change you could make to your nutrition to get better results?

The answer is so plain and simple, but not anything we want to hear. Why? Because we want a magical answer that will allow us to eat whatever we want and still get a flat, sexy stomach. But it doesn’t work that way.

You see, the #1 secret to eating better is…

Keeping the wrong foods out of the house.

Now listen, you’re human. We make mistakes. We eat well for a while, and then we let the junk creep back into our lives. (I blame my dog. I don’t know how it’s his fault, but it is!)

But we can stop that.

We can plan ahead to make better choices at the grocery store, and that makes it easier to make better choices at the dinner table.

I’m going to cut back on the dark chocolate in the house… because when it’s there, one small handful leads to five handfuls over the course of the day.

You know how it goes.

Whatever your nutritional vice, let’s make a pact to make March our best month of Real Food Nutrition in years. If I can do it, so can you!

If you need help with this, here’s a cool solution. My friend, Chef Gui Alinat, is hosting a FREE cooking demo this week. He’ll show you how to make amazing meals that taste great AND help you lose weight.

Click over here to get FREE access to Chef’s demo

Here’s the second secret to eating better => Accountability.

If you knew that you had to honestly report your daily diet to the rest of the world, would you eat that candy bar? That fried chicken? That extra piece of pizza? The extra value meal from McDonald’s? The pint of Haagen-Dazs?

97 times out of 100, the answer should be NO WAY.

That’s the power of Accountability. Remember that with every nutrition decision – and heck, important life decision – that you make.

Would you do ___ if the world was watching? Use those two secrets to eat better.
But wait, there’s more…

Let’s say that even then, despite knowing you have to be accountable to the world that you are still struggling to stop overeating or simply eating some junk food.

Here are three more secrets to eating better:

1) Have a trigger to end any overeating.

This could be as simple as brushing your teeth.

Maybe it means getting up from the table to go for a walk (this is really great to help reduce your blood sugar and the amount of fat in your bloodstream after a big meal).

Or perhaps instead of endless snacking and picking at treats in your house, you could eat an apple (better to have a bloated belly from a big apple than one from a giant bowl of ice cream).

These are all great options to help you overcome the night eating monster. Use these to stay strong, even if you zapped all of your willpower at work during the day.

2) Have a checklist of good foods you must eat before any junk food.

My daily nutrition checklist includes an apple, 1oz raw almonds, 1 cup broccoli, 1 cup Green tea at each meal, 2 cups spinach in a blender drink, 2 servings Athletic Greens, plus a minimum 12 hour space between dinner and first meal the next day.

With a checklist like this, it eliminates the number of bad choices you can make. In most cases, you’ll be too full from good food to eat much junk.

If you make this checklist a habit, it will make so many of your choices ‘automatic’, and it will be easier to avoid dietary disaster.

3) Drink Green Tea at each meal (including natural decaffeinated versions)

Research – and experience – suggests people stay full longer when they do have a cup of Green Tea with their meals. That’s a pretty darn simple way to make a massive improvement in your diet. There are so many health benefits to Green Tea already, and this just moves it to the top of your nutrition checklist.

These are all perfectly practical tips for eating better.

They really could change your life. They can pull you out of a rut and get you back on track. They could help you go from lean to ripped. They could help you reverse diabetes.

That’s the power of proper nutrition. Let me know if this helped you because it’s really, really important to me that the information we share here at Turbulence Training is reaching our readers.

We have tens of thousands of people that open and read my emails, however it must be the shy-est group of people in the world, because we don’t hear from you enough.

But when I do hear from you, it gives me more ideas on what to write about… like today’s great tips.

Drop me a note on FB here – www.TurbulenceTrainingFanpage.com

And the more useful information I can give you, the more lives we change…and selfishly, the closer I get to my mission of helping 10 MILLION men and women – just like you – change their lives for the better. Looking forward to your feedback.

Sorry I can’t give you a magic pill… or secret ingredient to fix all of your nutrition.

Instead, just a steady diet of tough love and truth.

But those always work so much better, don’t you think?

Let me know how it goes,

Craig Ballantyne

Craig Ballantyne, CTT
Certified Turbulence Trainer

PS – I’ll be right here…

…working on my own nutrition alongside you.

Keep me up to date on your progress on Facebook

We can do this!

PPS – I’m overwhelmed…

I posted this on the ETR FB page and wanted to share with you… turns out I have a lot to say when I don’t know what to say… LOL!

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I am overwhelmed with gratitude. Twice this week people contacted the ETR support team to say that our articles and contest contributed (albeit in a minor way) to their decision to get out of a bad situation and to not commit suicide.

I don’t even know what to say.

I never imagined that our content and contest would have such an impact.

I think the big lesson in this:

Live by Example.

Do great things. Show the world that there are indeed POSITIVE people out there… that you care… that SOMEONE cares… that there is hope… that if you persist and never give up on what is important to you, that you CAN make progress… that there will be better days… that after the darkness there comes a dawn.

If you do all of this, and open your heart and care for others and even support perfect strangers, your world will open up to enormous opportunity and gratitude.

You can’t change all that is wrong in this great big world, but YOU can have an impact, even if it is just a tiny, positive impact on a stranger that receives a smile from you on the street today.

There’s so much we can do for others, and in the end, what we do for others ends up benefiting us 10-fold.

So let’s do this.

Let’s make our little worlds a little more amazing today.

Who knows what impact you might have!

Imagine the possibilities, for they are enormous!

Have an awesome day. – Crai

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If You Want to be as Great as Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, Elon Musk or Sir Richard Branson, Read This

Success, real insane success is a marathon. Oh, and there are no shortcuts. You can’t spring your way to greatness. It takes times, a very long time.

Here is Richard Branson’s business timeline – his business ventures from the 1960s to today. It’s a very long list. It will give you an idea of what it took him to get to now.

These are two of the most upvoted responses on Quora to this question: “How can I be as great as Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, Elon Musk or Sir Richard Branson?

1. Justine Musk, Canadian author, and the first wife of Elon Musk

Extreme success results from an extreme personality and comes at the cost of many other things. Extreme success is different from what I suppose you could just consider ‘success’, so know that you don’t have to be Richard or Elon to be affluent and accomplished and maintain a great lifestyle.

Your odds of happiness are better that way. But if you’re extreme, you must be what you are, which means that happiness is more or less beside the point. These people tend to be freaks and misfits who were forced to experience the world in an unusually challenging way.

They developed strategies to survive, and as they grow older they find ways to apply these strategies to other things, and create for themselves a distinct and powerful advantage.

They don’t think the way other people think. They see things from angles that unlock new ideas and insights. Other people consider them to be somewhat insane.

Be obsessed.

Be obsessed.

Be obsessed.

If you’re not obsessed, then stop what you’re doing and find whatever does obsess you. It helps to have an ego, but you must be in service to something bigger if you are to inspire the people you need to help you  (and make no mistake, you will need them).

That ‘something bigger’ prevents you from going off into the ether when people flock round you and tell you how fabulous you are when you aren’t and how great your stuff is when it isn’t. Don’t pursue something because you “want to be great”.

Pursue something because it fascinates you, because the pursuit itself engages and compels you. Extreme people combine brilliance and talent with an *insane* work ethic, so if the work itself doesn’t drive you, you will burn out or fall by the wayside or your extreme competitors will crush you and make you cry.

Follow your obsessions until a problem starts to emerge, a big meaty challenging problem that impacts as many people as possible, that you feel hellbent to solve or die trying.

It might take years to find that problem, because you have to explore different bodies of knowledge, collect the dots and then connect and complete them.

It helps to have superhuman energy and stamina. If you are not blessed with godlike genetics, then make it a point to get into the best shape possible.

There will be jet lag, mental fatigue, bouts of hard partying, loneliness, pointless meetings, major setbacks, family drama, issues with the Significant Other you rarely see, dark nights of the soul, people who bore and annoy you, little sleep, less sleep than that. Keep your body sharp to keep your mind sharp. It pays off.

Learn to handle a level of stress that would break most people.

Don’t follow a pre-existing path, and don’t look to imitate your role models. There is no “next step”. Extreme success is not like other kinds of success; what has worked for someone else, probably won’t work for you.

They are individuals with bold points of view who exploit their very particular set of unique and particular strengths. They are unconventional, and one reason they become the entrepreneurs they become is because they can’t or don’t or won’t fit into the structures and routines of corporate life.

They are dyslexic, they are autistic, they have ADD, they are square pegs in round holes, they piss people off, get into arguments, rock the boat, laugh in the face of paperwork.

But they transform weaknesses in ways that create added advantage — the strategies I mentioned earlier — and seek partnerships with people who excel in the areas where they have no talent whatsoever.

They do not fear failure — or they do, but they move ahead anyway. They will experience heroic, spectacular, humiliating, very public failure but find a way to reframe until it isn’t failure at all.

When they fail in ways that other people won’t, they learn things that other people don’t and never will. They have incredible grit and resilience.

They are unlikely to be reading stuff like this. (This is *not* to slam or criticize people who do; I love to read this stuff myself.) They are more likely to go straight to a book: perhaps a biography of Alexander the Great or Catherine the Great* or someone else they consider Great.

Surfing the ‘Net is a deadly timesuck, and given what they know their time is worth — even back in the day when technically it was not worth that — they can’t afford it.

I could go on, it’s a fascinating subject, but you get the idea. I wish you luck and strength and perhaps a stiff drink should you need it.

2. Michael Simmons, Co-Founder, Empact & Award-Winning Entrepreneur

Most of these people have focused on individual traits such as hard work, deliberate practice, etc.. But when we look in the real world, we see that individual traits aren’t the whole story.

There are so many people who work extremely hard, have great ideas, plan out big things and so forth, yet they are not nearly as successful as these four legends.

I myself am an entrepreneur. I have been since the age of 16. Recently though, I had the same underlying question you had.

Because of that, I went out searching for the answer.

Through my interviews I do for Forbes, I recently came across the field of network science. This field has studied how people become successful from a completely different angle. They’ve found that how we build our network may be the best predictor of success.

Since then, I have interviewed many of the world’s top network scientists on a quest to understand how networks create competitive advantage in business and careers.

Out of the four legends that have been mentioned, I feel that the best person to showcase as a prime example of how networks impact success is  Steve Jobs.

Since then, books have been written and movies have been made.

Each has celebrated his legacy and aimed to share the secrets he used to build the largest company in the world; things like attention to detail, attracting world-class talent and holding them to high standards.

We think we understand what caused his success.

We don’t.

We dismiss usable principles of success by labeling them as personality quirks.

What’s often missed is the paradoxical interplay of two of his seemingly opposite qualities;

  1. Maniacal focus
  2. Insatiable curiosity

These weren’t just two random strengths. They may have been his most important as they helped lead to everything else.

Jobs’ curiosity fueled his passion and provided him with access to unique insights, skills, values, and world-class people who complemented his own skillset. Job’s focus brought those to bear in the world of personal electronics.

I don’t just say this as someone who has devoured practically every article, interview, and book featuring him.

I say this as someone who has been monomaniacal in the study and research of what the underlying key components are that create career success.

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