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How’s it going?
You’re going to think I am totally
out of my mind today.
I have a really funny story to tell
It’s about of course one of my body building
I always tell you these stories because they
are really funny. Over the years, I have
had so much f.ree entertainment from so
many people in so many gyms. Plus, these
body building people provide great lessons
for bipolar disorder.
Anyway, I was talking to one person that
is a body builder. He tells me that
his grocery bill is guess how much?
Well you of course now because of the
subject line of this email. It’s $1500
On some days he eats 24 (twenty four) eggs.
Imagine that for a second. 24 eggs and that’s
just ONE meal. He eats 8 times per day.
This person is young. Mid twenties. I looked
at him and said, “how the heck do you afford
He says, “dude, I don’t know. I get it done.
I make it happen. I do what it takes.”
He then told me how he might have to have
3 or 4 jobs (part time jobs because he
can’t work full time. He has to eat and
work out too much).
He has very strange jobs that work perfect
for him. Things where you can work for
only a few hours at a time.
He said if he is ever “short” he sits down
and brainstorms ways to make money. He says
that many times he has had no money at all
and like a miracle something broke lose
to help him in his quest to be the best
What’s this have to do with bipolar
disorder? A lot.
First one thing you can learn from a
body builder concerning bipolar disorder
is there determination for one objective–
that’s to be the best body builder, to be
the biggest, most “ripped”, etc.
When you think about bipolar disorder,
most people who are not successful do
not have this determination. Most supporters
don’t say, “I am absolutely positive determined
to help my loved one become stable and high
functioning no matter what it takes.”
Sometimes I can understand why someone with
bipolar disorder is not like this. They may
be unstable so they can’t think clearly. However
the bipolar supporter needs to have this determination.
When I was supporting my mom, I had this determination.
I said “I am determined to help my mom become well.”
I didn’t know at the time terms like stable or
SIDE NOTE-As I type this, my computer keeps trying
to restart itself. It’s really making mad 🙂
Anyway, back to my point, when I meet various
body builders you hear the determination in their
They are faced with:
massive amounts of eating ( 6 to 8 times
a day. Some have to eat in the middle of the
Huge costs. There is the cost of food, supplements,
gym memberships, etc.
Brutal training. Sometimes they have to work out
2 and 3 times a day. Way more than normal people.
Having to slightly modify their plans. The best
of the best get there body fat and are looked
at regularly. They have to make slight modifications
to their diet, eating, cardio, weight training, rest,
sleep, etc to look the best.
If you compare body building to becoming stable with
bipolar disorder, there is no comparison. It’s brutal.
It’s one of the reasons why I body build NON competitively.
I seriously couldn’t go into competitions. If I do,
I could NOT run a business. I could not ever have
fun really. No more hanging out with friends. Your
life is training and eating. It’s nightmare.
But, those that do it and do it well have lessons
to teach those who are not doing it.
One of the biggest lessons is the can do, it
can happen, I am going to get it done no matter
And if you talk to a person who maybe isn’t that
big, maybe doesn’t have the genetics, maybe has
lots going against him/her like he/she has very limited money,
he/she is convinced that he/she will do well NO MATTER
WHAT. He/she has 100% belief that the objective will
be accomplished. Period.
When you think of bipolar disorder and you are
a supporter, you need this type of 100% belief
that ultimately gets you to slowly turn things
around for your loved one. Slowly buy surely
you start making progress. Then your loved one
gets better and better and then eventually
your loved one becomes high functioning.
In my courses and systems below:
SUPPORTING AN ADULT WITH BIPOLAR DISORDER?
SUPPORTING A CHILD/TEEN WITH BIPOLAR DISORDER?
HAVE BIPOLAR DISORDER?
I talk at length of all the systems and tools
that you need to make these types of transformations.
Also in the success interviews people tell
you exactly how they did it.
When you listen to the interviews in any of my
courses/systems you notice that you hear people
with horrible stories but who were able to turn
This is not a mistake. I spent a lot of time
finding people who had the worst situations
that didn’t have it easy, and turned it around.
This is why when people listen to these interviews
they feel great afterwards. They know they can
To jumpy back to my body building friends. They
all think of and cite other body builders that
had it was worse than themselves. They watch
videos. They talk to people. This his how
they motivate themselves.
This is what you need to do as well.
Just remember my friend with a $1500
a month grocery bill, gyms membership
bills, a car payment, rent, $1000 a month
in supplements, etc. who makes it happen.
And, he like a person who may have bipolar
disorder, can NOT work full time.
He makes it happen. He could say that it’s
impossible. But he makes it possible.
If you asked me could someone without a
full time job, who can only work in a limited
fashion afford almost $3000 a month in NON
essentials to live, I would say no.
However, people like him are all over the
world. They make things happen.
You need this attitude as well.
Know what I mean?
No matter how bad things are going for
you, no matter how hard it seems, no
matter how many times you have tried and
failed, you can do it. Period.
No arguments 🙂
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