20 Minute Workout

The answer is my favorite conversation. It has to do with you and exploring your negative connotation of self care. Let’s admit that our preoccupation with comforts may be a little wimpy. Taking action to evolve a more significant life is attractive. Do you want others to see you in the image of how you look at yourself?

Are you into self  care enough to create a new personal portrait as an attractive, convincing winner on the track to success? Self care is a good habit. In the context of you taking care of yourself first, you build the health and strength to take care of the talented people around you. It begins with a want and ends with a reward. The habit of in-action is what you must change. If your routines are active, then they create attractive patterns, and you win. Do your methods include the kind act of self-development.

If the answer is yes, you’re on your way to a new positive outcome. You are building power. Reasonable is irrational if the outcome isn’t positive. The result of a stronger physiology through proper exercise is the big point.

What’s in it for me becomes tangible when the investment in training time comes from expert skills, consistent activity, and safe performance. Build your presence on physical and mental changes that are the positive reward of a process of training, because being reasonable isn’t in your blood.

Resolve your life’s most intimate, unrealized issues. Get up earlier.

Visualize the day: “You are standing in the gym, alone, beaming in your shiny new shorts with the swoosh. Your rash-guard makes every curve in your sturdy frame stand out and shout, “I am a warrior!”

You are warmed up and ready to become the self-made athlete you’ve always dreamed you could be. Rap madness is playing in your ears. You are badass! The coach raises his hand. His thumb presses forcefully on the start button, and you hear the pinging beep of the stopwatch fill the gym. It’s game on.

You reach down to grab the bar.

You are in perfect form.

You’ve trained for this moment.

20 Minute Workout Scenario

20 Minute Train for a Reason

There is an earthly weight on this rope of steel. All the eyes of the gym are on you.

As your hips drop into perfect lift-off position, your firm, supple hands reach the cold, knurled steel bar. Chalkdust is aloft in the bright morning sun. And you lock on. Lift! And nothing happens. It won’t move. It’s stuck to the floor. You scream, but no one runs to your aid. You’re unreachable. It’s the slo-mo version of Road Runner.

Then, as if ordered by the gods of iron, your kid wakes you up to get the milk out of the ’fridge, and it’s all over. Exit dreamland.”

You must be truthful to win.

There is no truth in dreaming that someday success, top performance, and sustainable health will happen.

It’s “You Inc” beginning now. Your plan must include all personal development within your reach – physical and mental.

Having a great body, eternal youth, and a six-pack that would bring Marilyn Monroe back from the grave isn’t worth the energy if it comes from the negative connotation of self care. Understand the context of the documentary you make of yourself.

Focus on you and the people you love the most. They depend on you, and with that knowledge, you have the freedom to be the master of self care. Give to yourself. You deserve it. You are in this for the outcome – for yourself and those around you who allow you to be the alpha in their lives.

Training is your best friend. It will never let you down. It goes with you everywhere.

It always makes you better. No matter what the circumstance, training will still support your high experience. It’s foundational. It’s the pressure to do the right thing when you need it most. It’s support when good intentions and energy turn around and bite you in the backside because it is simple, functional, rejuvenating, creative, inspirational, portable, available. It’s a noun and a verb!

Training is the action in this book. Get some self care going.

Your life depends on your investment in self-actualization. Partner passion with strategy. This is your “why.”


Dan has been coaching high-performance people for a decade. He has created a physical program for busy professionals that is safe, fast, and focused on the strength necessary to move very well. You cannot move unless you are strong, and until you are strong cannot move. If you have the determination to train, train for a reason.