Be Proactive: What I Should Have Done Earlier in Life

You can improve your private and business life just by being proactive and incorporating good habits into your routine NOW. In this video, I break down the things in my personal and professional life that I should have started earlier and why it’s important to focus on longevity.

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What’s the one thing that I wish I had started earlier on? (energetic rock music) Somebody asked me the other day on Facebook, what is the one thing that I wish I had started years ago, earlier than I did? Business-wise, it has to be blogging. I started the CXL blog in 2011, and I was hesitant to start the CXL blog ’cause, A, I’m not a native English speaker. B, you know, I was shy, like, I don’t know. Maybe people will start calling me out. I’m not sure if I am the most knowledgeable person about X, Y, Z. Do I have the authority to even write about this stuff? All these doubts and hesitations, and none of it was actually really valid. I mean, you can have somebody proofread your content. It’s okay if you’re not the smartest person on the planet. You’ll grow, you’ll learn. But if you put yourself out there through content marketing, for me, it was blogging, ’cause I’m a writer. Some people are, you know, good at other mediums. The sooner you put yourself out there, the sooner you’ll start building a following. Your name will get out there and you’ll build relationships with other people writing about similar things. You start going to events, you start working on name recognition. All these things that down the line that immensely, immensely, immensely valuable things. Like blogging has built the business I have today. Blogging has brought me an immense amount of relationships. So everywhere I go to a business conference people know who I am because of blogging. And it could be even bigger had I started it years ago, so that is my piece of advice to you. Start some form of content marketing right now. And, personally, invest in your health. You know when you’re in your 20s, and you’re invincible and immortal, it’s easy to ignore this stuff. Feels like, ah, I’m gonna go for a career, or whatever, whatever you’re into. I spent the second half of my 20s and the first half of my 30s being overweight, I didn’t exercise at all. 10 years hadn’t exercise, up to, like, three years ago when I turned everything around. So now I’m like, oh my God, I just wasted 10 years with doing nothing, I could be way further ahead when it comes to, like, I kickbox, I lift weights. I could have 10 more years of experience and progress here, but, no, I neglected my health. It’s never too late to start. So that is one of my regrets is that I didn’t start sooner, but I’m glad I did three years ago, to get to where I am now. And you should do the same, ’cause this is the best, the cheapest investment you can make into your productivity, your happiness, wellbeing, longevity. (energetic rock music)

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