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What advice would I give to my younger self? Well, I recently went through a previous episode of the podcast in which I answered this question and wanted to make some updates. So, without further ado, this is my updated advice to my younger self. Listen to this podcast and let me know what you think! What advice would you give your past self?  


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Hey, there and welcome to Muscle for Life. I am Mike Matthews. Thank you for joining me today for an episode that I did years ago, but that I recently went through and wanted to redo with some new thoughts, and that is advice that I would give to my. Younger self, so let’s just get right to it. Cwe, and these are a no particular order, so here is the first one.

Celebrate the milestones and victories, including the smaller ones. You and your team will appreciate it. Two, doing something is usually better than doing nothing but doing only. What you should be doing is, Three, stop trying to help people who don’t want to be helped. They will just keep ignoring your advice, falling flat and learning and changing nothing.

Four, be nicer because being quote unquote right is not enough. Five, don’t allow people you dislike to make you into someone you. Six. Give more consideration to your wife’s advice. She’s sharp. Seven, read more, and not merely to accumulate information, but to become a different person with a different way of thinking.

Eight. Stop looking at porn. I know. I know. Go listen to my podcast on why you should. Looking at porn, uh, go over to legion Search for Porn , and the podcast will come up. Number nine, talk important things over with people you trust because you don’t always know. Best, dude, 10. Take a vacation already.

You have earned it. 11. Sometimes the antidote to a dark day is a white pill. And no, I’m not talking about Xanax. I’m talking about being a fountain, not a drain as the saying goes, you know, finding a bright spot, a break in the clouds, uh, spiritual self to like, love and rub all over yourself. 12, be more thankful and express it.

  1. Many people don’t even like themselves, so do not take it personally if they don’t like you either. 14. Don’t mistake the relief of making a decision as a sign of making the right decision. 15. Stop associating with hypocrites, parasites and liars. Do not become emotionally entangled with them. Do not let them bargain with you.

Just leave 16. Don’t be generous to a fault because there is a word for that. It is sucker. 17 View any attempts to make you feel hopeless and afraid as emotional assaults on your wellbeing. Protect your mind against these psychological pathogens as you would protect your body against physical ones 18.

Criticize less, and coach. More the difference? Well, the critic jumps on weaknesses and ignores strengths, but the coach acknowledges strengths and weaknesses while helping people realize their potential. 19, ignore people who use their knowledge and intelligence to tear others down rather than build them up.

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