Nate Lind is the founder of Legendary Man and Legendary Beard, an 8-figure e-commerce company that provides men with high quality beard grooming products.
Favorite Success Quote
“Success is walking from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.” ~Winston Churchill
1. You Must Educate Yourself to Succeed
No matter what your goal, ambition, or desire, the first step is always the same…
You must take massive action and educate yourself on the details of your pursuit.
If you want to build the body of your dreams, start by figuring out what the best meal plans, training programs, and supplement stacks are for your specific goals.
If you want to build a successful business, then start by educating yourself on the nuances of marketing, sales, and management.
If you want to become a master at dating and relationships, then devote time to understanding the female psyche and social dynamics.
Whatever it is that you want to achieve, it is possible… But first, you must take the time to understand it and fully educate yourself about the path to achieving your goal.
2. Embrace the Hero’s Journey
Once you have a clear goal or vision in mind and have taken the time to educate yourself on the best way to achieve that goal, it’s time to step into your warrior and embrace the hero’s journey.
This journey will look different for everyone, but the general framework is always the same.
In your life, you will face some kind of challenge or adversity.
Maybe, like Nate, you are struggling with obesity and unhealthy eating habits.
Maybe you are struggling financially or in your career.
Or maybe your marriage is failing and your children barely know who you are.
Whatever your particular challenge might be… embrace it.
Own it, step into it, and get ready to overcome it.
Each of us has the power to overcome our biggest obstacles and live a life of joy, achievement, and fulfillment, but we must first take that big scary plunge into unknown and embrace our hero’s journey.
Accept your path, accept the adversity, and accept the consequences of the decisions that you have made in your life.
Because once you have taken full responsibility for your life, you can embark on your quest and change it.
3. Know Thyself
Gary Vaynerchuk, one of the most prolific entrepreneurs and businessmen of the 21st century has a well-known belief that all success stems from self knowledge.
He and Nate both believe that the first step to creating real success in any area of your life, is to know with 100% certainty who you are.
You must cut the b.s., look at yourself objectively, and take an honest look at your strengths, weaknesses, and opportunities for growth.
When you cut through the crap and see yourself as you are not as you want to be, you have true power and the ability to go after goals that are congruent with who you are and how you operate.
Nothing is more powerful than operating from a place of strength.
And when you know yourself better than anyone else, you will know exactly what opportunities and endeavors you should pursue.
4. Get Uncomfortable
Life doesn’t happen inside of your comfort zone.
Life doesn’t happen inside of your everyday routines.
Life doesn’t happen in the complacent, normal, everyday actions that keep us living a life of ease.
Life happens at the edge of your comfort zone.
It happens when you push yourself just a little further than you think you can go.
It happens when you get out of your old ruts and routines and embrace a new way of thinking, acting, or being.
Life begins where your comfort zone ends.
If you want to live a truly remarkable and exceptional life, then you must break free from the chains of comfort and embrace a new way of living.
You must do things that scare you, step into your fears, and conquer them.
When you can master your own desire for comfort and ease, you can master your entire life.
5. Train Your Body
One of the simplest yet most powerful habits that you can build into your life is to regularly train and develop your body.
Your body and mind are inextricably connected and if you want to truly perform at the highest levels in your work, social, and romantic life, then you must start by optimizing your physical life.
You are no good to the rest of society if you are constantly tired, lethargic, and weak.
You cannot truly perform at the highest levels if you are overweight or physically untrained.
Therefore, your first step towards greatness in life should be to pursue greatness in your body.
Get in the gym, clean up your diet, take a cold shower, and build the body that you deserve.
I promise you won’t regret it.
1. Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki