Friday, October 15, 2010

Work the System

Finished a good book on the flight down to Vegas last night. It's called "Work the System", and is great for anyone struggling to get more done in a crazy, chaotic environment.

But be warned, the book won't allow any of your excuses to get in the way of getting more done.

It shows you how to take control of your life. And YES, this is possible for everyone (the author was a single dad and worked 100 hours a week, and he figured out a way to Work the you can too).

Personally, I've been working the system since 16. Or at least scheming to work the system. And yes, scheming to work the system is a GOOD thing.

For example, by designing your life to work on the right tasks at the right time, you will get more done (i.e. work on the hardest takes when you are most alert, not when it's 10:30pm and you're eyes feel like they are bleeding).

Often that means getting up earlier. Suck it up. If you want control of your life, take control of your life.


Make checklists.

Come up with a system that allows you to deal with everything and create control.

I "worked the system" this morning by taking advantage of my East-Coast body cycle to get up early, get my workout done, and take control.

By planning, I was prepared. It will work the same way for you too.

***Messages inspired by "Work the System", by Sam Carpenter. Read it.

"What you say or think is irrelevant; it's what you do that counts." - Sam Carpenter, author, "Work the System". Good book for getting things done.

And so, after working the system...

My meathead training today at the Bellagio hotel gym was:

1A) Bat Wings
1B) Decline Plank

2A) Neutral Grip Pullup
2B) Pushups

3A) Shoulder Lateral Raises
3B) DB Triceps

4A) Hammer Curls
4B) Face Pulls

Since it seemed like everyone at the Bellagio hotel gym was doing "abs and cardio" today, I'll leave you with the TT for Abs circuits report (better exercises than I saw in the gym today)

=> Turbulence Training for Abs

Just do it,

Craig Ballantyne, CSCS, MS  

PS - Seriously, just do it.

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