In this episode Cem and Wayne interview personal trainer Adam Stansbury. Adam went from being a top fitness model on the front cover of magazines to being hospitalised after coming down with an autoimmune disease that made him reassess his life and career. Adam shares his wealth of fitness experience and talks about the many reasons why entrepreneurs should prioritise their health in the pursuit of their dreams.
What you’ll hear
04:00 Adam’s introduction.
07:20 What is the subject your would talk about 24/7 without getting bored? That’s your passion.
11:30 Don’t let your situation control you, you control it.
12:20 Illness reminds you of your vulnerability.
12:50 Humans tend to go through a certain amount of suffering before they decide to make a change.
14:50 People brush problems under the carpet until they affect them directly.
15:50 What did you learn from the modelling industry?
20:40 Empathy grows through life experiences.
23:40 Visualisation – What is your Unique Fitness Goal? (UFG)
25:45 People push themselves more when they start seeing results.
27:00 A healthier gut can lead to a healthier mind.
27:30 How to identify gut issues.
28:30 Diets don’t work because they’re restrictive in nature.
30:30 What do you think about the biohacking movement?
31:00 There has to be a balance throughout all of your bodily systems in order to perform optimally.
33:00 How can we tackle chronic sitting and improve sleep quality?
35:20 Sleep is essential for restoring the mind and body.
36:00 Daylight clocks can be useful for regulating your circadian rhythm.
37:30 What are the biggest self-sabotaging behaviours you see in the modern world?
39:00 The human body is supposed to move but modern life has suppressed the need to do so.
40:30 What have been the biggest game changers for you in terms of your learning?
42:00 Educating people on leading a healthy lifestyle can be extremely empowering.
44:00 People’s priorities seem to be on material possessions not their personal health.
46:00 We’re on the edge of a massive coming together of health and technology.
46:40 You can’t argue with data.
47:00 Technology may be able to tell you what to do but it’s up to you to take action.
49:00 Psychedelics and mental health.
53:00 The abundance of information holds people back from ever starting.
53:40 Focus on the basics first. Be mindful of your consumption.
55:15 Your body is incredible at dealing with toxicity but it does have a limit.
56:00 What can people start doing today to improve their health?
59:00 It’s easy to buy a treadmill, the hard bit is getting off your arse and using it.
What’s the most powerful piece of advice you’ve ever been given?
“Follow your passion and you’ll find your purpose.”
What’s the biggest load of nonsense you’ve ever heard?
“Fat and carbs are bad for you, we need both but what really matters is the sources in which we are getting them from.”
Quote of the episode
“A single conversation across the table with a wise man is worth a month’s study of books.” – Chinese Proverb
Episode Wrap up!
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