Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Nashville Uber Toronto Workout

Here's a really fun podcast to start. Enjoy!


Don't miss the wacky fitness challenge he made me "invent" at the start of the show... But the mental toughness challenge is even better!

Image may contain: text

Today I did something different, too.

I went to the gym in the afternoon. This is rare. Very rare.

But good fun.

I started the morning in Nashville. Got up early, worked, and hit the airport at 7am. Had a couple of protein bars there, and then napped on a quick flight to Toronto.

Then I took a big leap of faith and took a $145 uber ride from the airport to my home... overall, it'll be cheaper than a rental car.

After petting the dog and cleaning his dirty ears, I biked to the gym for my first afternoon squat session in years.

1A) Squats
1B) Mobility

2A) Good Morning
2B) Box Jumps

Left hamstring was tight and my right IT band is still a tiny bit sore, but overall it was a good session.

Today's Kickbutt Mindset Tip:
Everything you do sets you up for success or puts an obstacle in your way. Choose actions consistent with the image you've committed to…no one likes a hypocrite.

Set your expectations high – and hit them.

Push on,

Craig Ballantyne

PS - Amazing post from CTT, Stephanie Flynn...

Becoming your best requires daily work. I am working on myself every day so I can make my team, clients, and daughter better every day. It is crucial my team works on themselves every day so that we can make our clients better every day.

We want to be fighter jets in life. When you are a fighter jet, you get extraordinary results fast. That means:

• Getting more done at work and at home in
less time
• Having massive amounts of all-day energy
• Feeling less stress and a greater sense of peace
• Having more impact and meaning through work
• And improving your health and wealth

Here's how you do that...

• More structure in your days
• Clarity of passion and purpose
• Strength in your skills and leadership ability
• Mental resilience and passionate persistence
• Constant and never ending
improvement => KAIZEN

You don't become stronger, happier, and more successful by accident, it is daily intentional (AMAZINGLY AWESOME) "work"

* Thank you for the inspiration Craig Ballantyne and Bedros Keuilian ... fighter jets

Craig Ballantyne
Author, The Perfect Day Formula


Monday, August 14, 2017

Mornings and Meatheads in LAX and Nashville

This morning takes me from LAX to Nashville. I'm meeting a brand new coaching client that inspired a politically incorrect post (Below).

In the meantime, I rocked a short Meathead Monday workout at the hotel gym before hitting up LAX.

1A) Pushup
1B) Pullup

2A) DB Incline
2B) Face Pull

Oh, and here's my new podcast on morning routines.

Politically Incorrect Post:

Work-Life Balance is a myth for the High Performer.

#truth => There is no Work Life Balance for us.

Balance suggests an equal weighting.

The fact is, there is not an equal weighting between work and non-work in our daily schedule.

There cannot be Balance given the BIG goals you want to accomplish.

Not having "balance" is neither good nor bad. It just is.

"People are disturbed not by a thing, but by their PERCEPTION of a thing." - Epictetus.

Forget balance. And get rid of the stress in your life that comes from not living some other person's definition of balance. What a waste of energy!

Instead, strive for the right Work-Life MIX for your dream life.

Your Empire, and your Perfect Life, whether it includes a $1 billion company, a $500,000 net income, or shutting down work at 3pm every day, is not built on balance.

It does not serve you to waste energy chasing society's opinion of "work life balance".

What is right for others is not right for YOU.

So take the energy wasted on being bothered and put it into growth and constant and never ending improvement.

I like the following quote, and hope you will too. It was a favorite of Marty Edelston, a man who built the Boardroom Inc. publishing empire through hard work and long hours, and who was very happy doing so while also raising a loving family and having an impact on millions of people:

"The master in the art of living makes little distinction between his work and his play, his labor and his leisure, his mind and his body, his education and his recreation, his love and his religion. He hardly knows which is which. He simply pursues his vision of excellence at whatever he does, leaving others to decide whether he is working or playing. To him he is always doing both."

Bottom line:
Make the right decision, right now, for your right life. Always.

Today's Kickbutt Mindset Tip:

"It's not about the hour you GET up, it's about what you do with the hours that you ARE up." -

Push on,

Craig Ballantyne

PS - Make the right decisions for your right life!

LikeShow more reactions

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Sunday Fun Day

Woohoo, another Sunday Fun Day with Jay Ferruggia in Santa Monica.

Although my mom was partying back in Toronto with my sister, too.

That makes me wonder... who is taking care of the dog!!!???

German dinner
#bratwurstandschnitzel #makingherwaythroughthebeerlist — eating dinner with Marc Doucet and Marlene Ballantyne at Otto's Bierhalle. Oh well.

I also crushed a great workout in Costa Mesa this morning.

1A) Deadlift
1B) Box Jump

2B) Mobility

Today's Kickbutt Mindset Tip:
Remember the 3-C Formula:

Control what you can.
Cope with what you can't.
Concentrate on what counts.

Friday, August 11, 2017

Workout and Workshop in California

Yesterday was fun. Just look at the smile on my face in the picture below.

After a morning workout with Bedros I drove down to Costa Mesa and spoke to 400 awesome younger-ish folks at Jason Capital's High Status Summit.

It was a blast. My favorite audience in the last 2 years.

Then I had dinner with the one-and-only Vince Delmonte. It was so great.

We ate BIG at Mastro's steakhouse.

Today I was fueled up for a morning meathead workout of arms and shoulders, that was it. Good times.

Then i had to rush to a Perfect Life Workshop. And i'll do the same tomorrow, too. (The workshop, not the workout.)

Sunday we deadlift!

Today's Kickbutt Mindset Tip:
Fight the dark side.

Remember, If the junk food is in your house, you are going to eat it. So get rid of it.

And don't let it in the house in the first place.

Don't let marketing or peer pressure suck you in.

Stay strong,

Craig Ballantyne, CTT

There are only 27 VIP spots left at the first Perfect Life Retreat! 🌴 Don't miss out on this incredible experience ... learn more here ==> 💪💥 #Entrepreneur #Retreat #businessowner #change #mindset #motivation #Success

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Perfect High Status Meathead Workout

This was my last morning in Chino Hills for this month. Bedros and I snuck in one more AM working at 24 hour fitness.

1A) Bench Press
1B) Pullup

2A) DB Press
2B) Chest Supported Row

And we filmed some videos and had a business meeting. A 10/10 trip to the gym. Wish every morning was like this.

Then I drove to Costa Mesa and spoke at the High Status Summit for my friend Jason Capital. Good times. Great audience.

Then it was off to dinner with the one and only Vince Delmonte. We went over to Mastro's for steak.

Now it's time for a big nap before a Perfect Life Workshop in the morning.

Today's Kickbutt Mindset Tip:
The Discipline you Display Today will be Treasured Tomorrow. Get to Work. Win your Day. Own your life.

"Every success story works at physical health, improving their friendships and connections with others, being creative, and being grateful. Every day. For those who don't, they quickly get sick, depressed, anxious, fearful. They have to change their lives. When they make that change, universally all success stories say to me, 'that's when it all started going right.'" – James Altucher ‬

Image may contain: one or more people, ocean, sky, outdoor and water
Turbulence Training
Published by ITime Marketing · 9 hrs ·

With two full days jam-packed with coaching, the Perfect Life Retreat is something you don't want to miss. 🌴💪💥

You'll achieve more BIG breakthroughs (while working LESS).

And you'll open up more free time for your family and those incredible travel experiences you've always dreamed about.

And to thank you for helping us design the Perfect Life Retreat, we're offering an Early Bird discount and extra bonuses for a short time this week. 🐦💸

You can get the biggest discount here today =>

Craig Ballantyne
Founder, ETR University


Wednesday, August 09, 2017

Squats and Team Training at FBBC

This morning I got up earlier than usual, did some work, and then went over to 24-Hour Fitness for a 7am squat session with Bedros.

Next it was over to FBBC HQ for a Perfect Team Training session with several Fit Body Boot Camp franchise owners. It was awesome! We turned the rockstars into Superhero's to make them even more effective at changing lives. I loved it.

My morning workout:

1) Squat
2) Good Morning
3) Core Training

Today's Kickbutt Mindset Tip:

Get better every day!💪

Craig Ballantyne
Published by Craig Ballantyne · 6 hrs ·

Kaizen. 💪Constant and never ending improvement every single day, week, month, year, and decade for the rest of your life. 👊#growth #kaizen

"Never peak!" - @bedroskeuilian 👑
#entrepreneur #smallbusinessowner

Tuesday, August 08, 2017

California Pushups and Pullups

On Sunday morning, very early, I hit a new 2017 personal best on pushups.

I'm shocked. But somehow I managed to crank out 57 reps - without caffeine. Then I flew to LA to spend the day with Jason Ferruggia.

Great Sunday!

On Monday I had a day off from training and did a 4-mile walk.

Today it was back into the garage gym, but not my garage. It was at Bedros Keuilian's home in California.

On Thursday I'm squatting, so today was an upper body workout.

1A) Pullups
1B) 1-Arm KB Presses

2A) TRX Rows
2B) TRX Triceps

Today's Kickbutt Mindset Tip:
Everyone in the world has the same struggles. They don't have enough time. They lack clarity. They're not sure what to focus on.

The good news is that there are a few simple things you can do to take back control of your time and finally live your dream life.💪💥

And I'll explain exactly how to get it all at our 1st ever Perfect Life Retreat 🌴...

Read all about it here =>