The biggest gap that we have from where we are today to where we want to be is not information, it's ourselves.
That's why I'm excited to share with you this conversation with Rich Roll.
After checking into rehab from facing alcoholism, then being 50 pounds overweight at the age of 40, Rich decided that he wasn't going to be another statistic.
Rich overcame all odds and committed to becoming the best version of himself in all areas of his life, particularly health. He adopted a plant-based diet and began doing iron-man distance triathlons, including the EPIC 5 CHALLENGE - an odyssey that entailed completing 5 ironman-distance triathlons on 5 islands of Hawaii in under a week.
Yes, he did all of this by just eating a plant-based diet.
Today, at the age of 50 (almost 51), he's recognized as the "25 Most Fittest Men in the World" by Men's Fitness, a #1 bestselling author of Finding Ultra, and hosts one of the most popular podcasts in the world.
In this deep conversation, Rich shares how to break through your mental and physical barriers, live to your full potential, how to find balance while running a business, being a father/husband, and training as an ultra-endurance competitor, and much more.
Highlights of the Episode
- We start the conversation by talking about how Rich overcame alcoholism while working as a successful entertainment lawyer. After sobering up, Rich deep dived into his work and became over 50 pounds overweight. Enter the plant-based diet.
- Rich shares the major benefits of eating a plant-based diet, including reversing heart diseases and type-2 diabetes. His goal is to show people why eating a plant-based diet is not expensive and how you can do it in an affordable way.
- We also discuss the differences between plant-based, keto, and other diets out there in the market (and why diet wars aren't helping anyone because it's only causing analysis paralysis for the public)
- Rich's advice for helping those you love adopt a healthier lifestyle (without offending them like I did) is to lead with appreciation and by example. The worst thing you can do is give unsolicited advice that no one wants!
- Rich shares a mantra that he constantly repeats to overcome the mental barriers to take on ultra-endurance challenges.
Rich's Challenge to You
"Understand that mood follows action. The way to change your mental and physical state is to take the action first, not wait for your emotional state to change first."