Take a look at the guy on the right.
That was me in my early 20s, just finishing college....living with 5 guys, drinking, partying, wasting time with video games. I was a distracted, multitasking ADHD-monkey.
My attention span was shrinking. My grades were suffering. Something had to change.
Things didn't get better after I graduated. One day early in my career I found myself sitting in my cube and staring at my computer screen and not wanting to do a lick of work thinking, "There must be more to life than this."
So, I made a decision, right then and there, to make things better. I started reading everything I could on positive psychology, self-improvement, and productivity.
After reading over 50 books and hundreds of articles, I came to a conclusion: the biggest possible life hack out there was probably meditation.
I had tried to start a meditation habit for years, only to inevitably fall off after doing good for a couple of days. Like any habit, it proved devilishly hard to stick to.
But I had a secret weapon: my work mentor, April. I knew she had a consistent meditation practice. So I asked her: what made the difference between people who can implement this habit, and those who struggle for years?
April shared the tips and tricks that had worked for me. She suggested I try them.
And you know what happened next? They worked.
My life turned around. I regained my ability to focus on a task for hours at a stretch, shut out distractions, and execute relentlessly.
(Ever seen that Bradley Cooper movie Limitless? I started feeling like his character in that movie after he takes the NZT pills.)
Pretty soon, I got a promotion at work...then another. Over the next 5 years, I got a sizeable raise and promotion every single year, eventually writing my own description. I had a blank check, carte blanche at my company.
I doubled my salary. I had the self-discipline to save over $30,000 in one year. I wrote 20,000 words for a book project in two days.
This was my turning point. I felt slightly superhuman. I was able to go from a typical 60-hour workweek and being stressed, over-tired, and under-excercised, to a job where I'd set my own hours, working only 4 days per week. I had plenty of free time for side projects, the gym, and relationships. I gained 30 lbs (in a good way).
And you know what I realized? I am not a special snowflake. Anyone willing to follow the steps I followed can get the same result.
It's now my turn to be "April" to a whole new generation of men. I've made it my life's mission to teach as many men as possible how to build a rock-solid, bulletproof daily meditation habit, so they can experience the same benefits I experienced: