HOW TO LOSE WEIGHT (QUICKLY)

There was a time when I was massively overweight.

Obviously I wanted to do something about this.

(After all, no one wants to be FAT).

But, like most people, I found it extremely difficult to lose weight.

Despite starting a serious exercise program I struggled to make progress.

Then I read one of those stupid, “5 tips to burn fat” articles that are plastered all over the web.

One of those tips was keeping a food journal.

In case you don’t know, this is basically a diary where you write down what you eat.

I did this for a month then looked back over the entries.

After reading these I was both stunned and appalled.

The amount of food I ate was incredible.

Not only that, almost everything I ate was junk food.

I basically lived on garbage like chips, pizza, hot dogs and fast food.

At this point I immediately changed my eating habits.

And from there on out started steadily losing weight.

What’s the point of telling you all this?

Simply that if you want to change something start tracking it.

Whether this is spending less money, losing weight or learning a new skill.

By tracking your habits you will immediately take control of them…

…and start to gradually improve things.

After all, to quote management guru Peter Drucker…

“What gets measured gets managed.”

Cheers,

Alastair Walton

WHAT THEY DON’T TELL YOU ABOUT PROCRASTINATION

Did you know there’s a mythical land where all achievement and attainment lies?

This land is called TOMORROW.

You see, what most people don’t realize is that you absolutely cannot afford to put things off.

Especially in today’s frantic, fast paced world.

In my experience it’s not a case of simply waiting until tomorrow.

The reality is that you actually might not get a chance to do it tomorrow.

If you wait until tomorrow the entire landscape may have changed.

Tomorrow you’re going to have to deal with new challenges, difficulties and problems.

And what you put off today will simply end up being put off again (and again and again).

This is why minor problems can end up dragging on for months and sometimes years.

Bottom line, never put ANYTHING off.

Do what you have to do and do it NOW.

Cheers,

Alastair Walton

THE TONY ROBBINS SUCCESS SECRET THAT NEVER FAILS

Tony Robbins has always been a major inspiration to me.

Over the years I’ve bought all his programs and listened to them endlessly.

He’s one of the best speakers of all time by a wide margin.

All in all, he could be the greatest speakers who ever lived.

His ability to motivate and move crowds is unparalleled.

I’ve watched him captivate thousands of people and make them eat from the palm of his hand.

And that’s what I want to talk to you about today:

You see, the secret behind Tony’s success is that he’s an incredible speaker and sales man.

He basically makes money every time he opens his mouth and uses this skill everywhere.

In speeches, his seminars and in interviews.

But if you read his book Awaken the Giant Within he mentions giving speeches to anyone who would listen. That he would sometimes practice the same speech in front of an audience three or four times a day, until it was completely polished and effortless. The reason why he did this was because his goal was to become an absolute master of public speaking.

You should do this as well.

Find one thing to specialize in and become the best in the world.

This is how you get to the top and it works every time.

Cheers,

Alastair Walton

HOW TO MAKE MORE MONEY DOING LESS WORK

Listen up:

Want to make more money doing less work?

Imagine you’ve been contracted to supply a village with water.

You have two options for doing this:

1. A bucket system where you carry water back and forth between the well and the village.

2. A pipeline which you use to transport the water.

While it may seem simpler and easier to use buckets, it won’t be for long. You see, carrying buckets is a major hassle plus it’s inefficient, tiring and stressful. On the other hand, building a pipeline may be harder but ultimately it’s the fastest way to get the water from A to B. Even better, you only have to build it once and the water flows all day long.

What’s the point of this story?

Don’t be the guy who has to sweat carrying buckets.

Figure out how to build a pipeline in your business.

Here’s a real world example of this:

The other day I read an article about Howard Hughes. This guy started off in business when he inherited his dads drill bit company. His father had invented something called the two cone roller bit. This allowed oil drilling in previously inaccessible places.

When Howard took over the company he did something incredible.

Instead of selling this specialized drill bit to oil companies he began licensing it to them.

By doing this he was able to become a multimillionaire in only a couple of months.

That is the difference between buckets and pipelines.

Cheers,

Alastair Walton.

THIS COFFEE ALTERNATIVE IS THE GREATEST PRODUCTIVITY TOOL EVER DISCOVERED

In the past I was always tired when working.

This was mostly because I had to spend 10,11 even 12 hours a day writing copy.

After a while this would start to take a serious toll.

All I wanted to do was climb into bed and pull the covers over my head.

But then I discovered something that was able to give me almost unlimited amounts of energy.

This miracle substance would wake me up no matter how tired I was.

What was it?

Apple Cider Vinegar.

In case you don’t know ACV is basically vinegar made from fermented apple juice.

I discovered this when I used it to get rid of a nasty skin infection.

After that I started drinking it every day mixed with water.

I was trying to be more healthy and heard this stuff was really good for you.

But here’s something I immediately noticed.

As soon as I drank it I would perk up right away.

Any fatigue or tiredness would leave my body.

The reason why this was happening was simple.

You see, ACV contains large amounts of potassium and also enzymes. This means it can act as a natural electrolyte solution. What’s more, it also has various amino acids, and these can counteract lactic acid build up in your body, relieving fatigue and stress.

If you want to try this for yourself just remember that ACV is basically vinegar.

DON’T drink it straight out the bottle or you’ll burn your mouth and throat.

What you want to do is mix about a table spoon with around half a gallon of water.

Drink this as fast as you can and see what happens.

You’ll probably find yourself becoming more alert and awake.

It’s better than drinking ten red bulls all at once.

Or an entire pot of coffee.

This is hands down the best thing I’ve discovered for beating fatigue.

Try it for yourself and see what happens.

Cheers,

Alastair Walton

HOW TO GET MAXIMUM MILEAGE OUT OF EVERYTHING YOU WRITE

Want to know one of the best ways to save time…

…and maximize your writing efforts?

Of course your do.

You see, when I first started learning how to write copy I was extremely diligent.

I studied everything I could get my hands on.

This included going to the magazine rack every time I went grocery shopping.

I would stand there and study the headlines used on various magazine covers.

Soon I noticed that they wrote about the same topics over and over again.

It was always stuff like:

“21 ways to get bigger biceps in two weeks.”

“Easy tricks to save money at the bank.”

“5 must know hairstyles for Summer.”

Later on I read a book by a well-known old school copywriter. This person confirmed what I had long suspected. Which was that most of these magazines simply recycled their content. The reason why they do this is simple:

First, there are only a limited number of topics you can write about in any market.

Two, most people never notice it.

This is something you should start doing as well.

You should be able to recycle everything that you write. For example, blogs posts can later be turned into eBooks or video scripts, sales letters can be broken down and repurposed as emails. Even your tweets can be expanded into articles. Bottom line: NEVER write anything that you won’t be able to use again some place in the future. This is one of the easiest ways to get maximum mileage out of anything you create.

It’s also one of the best ways to save time…

…and get to the top faster than you ever dreamed possible.

Cheers,

Alastair Walton