Hello and welcome to this week’s newsletter.
My name is John Cassidy-Rice. So, over the last few newsletters, we’ve been talking about getting up at 5 am in the morning naturally, not artificially. And we talked about last week Richard Branson’s passion for getting up early because this is the stuff life is made of is your time here. Life is not a dress rehearsal, live it full tilt boogie! And I think that’s part of the celebration of getting up at the dawn chorus?
So, what would you do with all that extra time? Because if you had an extra two hours during the day, let’s say you normally get up at 7 but you now get up at 5 am in the morning, that’s an extra two hours a day. Well, if you were doing that would be an extra 14 hours a week, but if you average that over a year, that’s an extra 30 days every year. That’s an extra month a year. What would you do with that time?
Well, what do I do with the time that I’m doing that? So, one of the things I’ve started to do is exercise six days a week with one day off now. And so, what I’ve been doing is that I need to find something that I can do anywhere in the world because as I travel a lot I find myself in hotel rooms. And not every hotel has a hotel gym. And I also find myself in the airports and waiting around so I’ve always been looking for something that I could do.
So, I’ve started to use body weight exercises. So, if you’ve not come across body weight exercises before, they’re great because you don’t need any equipment except for one exercise I discovered. So, it’s things like push-ups, sit-ups, pull-ups, handstands, those types of things. So, over the last few months, I’ve managed to get up to a hundred push-ups, I know. I don’t it doesn’t show but I can get up to a hundred push-ups. And I also do about 30 pull-ups, that’s the only bit of equipment you would ever need, is something so you can pull yourself up on. And so, squats I do around about 120 squats and it doesn’t take too long to do these things.
Now handstands, I don’t know if you’ve done any handstands recently, well they are one of the most difficult things I’ve ever come across. Now I know this is not politically correct to say this but little girls do handstands, so in my mind, it should be fairly straightforward. Ah, it’s taken me ages. I’m now up to 60 seconds handstands. And as, if you read some of my newsletters a couple of years ago, I started doing that a little while ago but I did pull my back so I had to stop doing that. But wow, handstands. Anybody who sends me a picture of themselves doing a handstand will get a free copy of my new book that’s coming out. So, post it to me at firstname.lastname@example.org doing a handstand, a free copy of my new book when it’s released. So, great.
The other thing I tend to do is a plan, I plan my day out. So, not only am I starting the day out with a) some time for myself and looking out for myself but also planning the day out so I become more productive. And as you know, a number of children I have are just ridiculous, so those extra two hours while everybody else is asleep, has proven to be good quality time for myself, which is really important.
So, looking forward to receiving those pictures of you doing a handstand and no photoshopping, no cheating. So, have a great week. Have an outrageous week and I look forward to seeing you soon. Take care. All the best, John.