EP 200 – The Fitness of Business with Thomas Nee

NCS 200 | Fitness of Business

NCS 200 | Fitness of Business

Separating business life from personal life is almost an impossible feat for most entrepreneurs. Join Thomas Nee as he reveals the simplest way to stay fit and healthy while rocking your business. Fitness in business means getting the mindset based on doing exercises on a regular basis, have short-term goals and trust that the process of getting fit for your business is working.

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The Fitness of Business with Thomas Nee

It is the official episode number 200 of the show. It’s been exciting over the last two weeks as I’ve been out travelling, coming in contact and talking with people that are following us and listening to us on the show, so big kudos to all of you. We’re always overjoyed and just absolutely blown away about how many people are actually out listening to us on a regular basis. Hopefully, we are helpful in making things happen. If you’ve listened or have been a part of our webinars over the past month, you’ve heard us probably talk about, “What’s your 2017 looking like? What are you planning for 2018?” I know a lot of us are just basically calling it quits for the next six weeks. I’m like, “It’s Thanksgiving. It’s Christmas. I got all these cookies. I’ll wait until New Year’s to start anything.” If I can impose anything on you, don’t sit around waiting for the next year to arrive and give up on these six weeks. There are a lot of things that you can do not only in your business but in your personal life to turn 2018 in doing your most productive year ever. I’m not just talking about going out and closing more deals or going out and networking and raising more capital.

On this episode, I want to talk about the fitness of business. Being fit in your business to make things happen for you. If you know my story, you know that I sold everything in 2010 and basically drove around the country for three plus years, talking with asset managers, speaking to bank presidents, speaking to investment clubs and raising capital and closing deals. What I took for granted over those three years and really more so a couple of years after that I sell is my personal lifestyle, as far as making sure I was healthy and doing the right things to stay in business. Three years ago, I made it a point that I had to do something different because I was starting to breakdown. My back was starting to kill me. I was overweight. Things were not happy in Scott’s life. Business was pretty good but things were starting to wear and tear on me personally, which then was bleeding into my business. I think a lot us out there have the same things happen. You can’t separate your business life from your personal life. Whether you like to or not, it can’t when you’re an entrepreneur or a business owner. It’s very hard to especially when you start travelling and you’re going on all these conferences and things like that. I know that we’ve got some speakers out there that are watching. They’re wanting to do some big things over the next six to twelve months. I want to implore on you that this episode is really a valuable one. I want to bring on somebody that’s not only a mentor but somebody that I love bouncing ideas off of, who has also become a really good friend, and that’s my buddy and personal trainer, Thomas Nee.

Thanks for having me.

Thomas, tell everybody a little bit about yourself and your past and everything like that.

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Fitness of Business: I didn’t really choose this profession. It’s chosen for me.

Great honor to be able to work with Scott for three years. He came to me with some special health issues that he wanted to address and I was honored to be able to take charge of that, help him through the last three years. My background, I’ve been physically active since I was a wee lad. I had a life changing event at eighteen. I was involved in a pretty bad car accident. It almost took my life. Subsequently, doctors said I would never be able to run again, never be able to play again, never be able to do anything physically active again. Deep down, I just didn’t believe it. Over the course of the years, really upset with how that came about. After eighteen, I’m in high school, now I’m injured. A lot of surgeries ahead of me. A lot of pain and suffering ahead of me. I didn’t know why I was in that situation. I didn’t realize until years later back in 2001 when I became doing the same more professionally, that I realized I was in training back then at eighteen. I didn’t really choose this profession. It’s chosen for me.

That being said, I take this stuff seriously especially when Scott has asked me to lead him the way. People have a different view in terms of personal training or training where you’re physical training. It’s not what people see on TV. My job is just to help and guide Scott to where he wants to go and how he wants to do it. I don’t take any credit for what he does and how he does it. I just present him with the pathway that we want to go. I will update him to follow the pathway. I can’t drive the car for him.

I think there’s a lot of entrepreneurs who struggle with that a little bit on a regular basis to find a balance of working out because we work so hard to find the right time to do it. I know that I initially started off like I would come in the morning with you and that worked out for a little while. Then, occasionally we bled in the afternoons and I followed what you said, “We’ll just do it at noon during lunch hour,” which is the easiest thing. I’m alive, awake at that point and it allows me to be on time, plus I could take that time for myself as a way to recharge the brain and then also drive myself through the rest of the afternoon and the evenings.

I’m sure with your business and with the people that are listening now, consistency is the key. Sometimes we tend to think that working out really hard for an hour and a half once a week is going to get it. It’s the same thing imagine with your business, if you work on your business just for an hour and a half once a week.

I don’t think it would be very successful. It’s doing a little bit. One of the things that you’ve drilled in my head is the whole idea of just keeping the blade sharp. You want to explain that to people?

Through martial art training through the years, you realize you’re trying to train on a certain study or a certain art form, whatever martial art you’re studying, and you’re not necessarily trying to hurt people but you’re trying to become something different. The way a samurai sword or a katana is actually made, it comes out of really crude steel. It’s formed into blocks. It’s heated and then it’s hit with a hammer and it’s folded and cooled. Over time, it’s just force over and over and over again. At the end, when the sword is born in its truest form and the edge of the sword, the initial edge is created and curved on the sword almost on its birth after that last dunking into the water. That’s where the curve comes through. As the edge is made, it is now a weapon of war or not of war. We want to think about that as humans. When we’re training or when we’re taking our life or forging our bodies or forging our life using our body as a metaphor to forge our life, we want to keep that edge on our blade and we’re forging that edge based on the time that we’re spending consistently committed to our self. In doing so, we create that edge. As that edge is being created, even though that life occurs, occasions and different times of occurrences may happen and we can’t do what we normally would do, all we want to think about is keeping that edge sharp. We don’t have to recreate the blade because it took so much more time. We’re keeping the edge sharp. It’s just consistent short work.

This is just doing a little bit here in 20, 30 minutes and that’s the same way on a daily basis if you can or weekly basis trying to get it in several days throughout the week to get things sharp.

Consistency. It’s twenty minutes a day, huge. It’s more than an hour and a half a week.

It’s like what we always like to say, just a little bit of marketing each day or a little bit of making offers or talking to people. It’s the consistency on a daily basis. You were talking to somebody here in the office. Cane, who has been seeing that we go out every day. We grab our medicine ball and we roll through here. He was asking Jennifer in the office a little bit of information about you. You visited with him. What was one of the things that he said that was a wall that popped up?

He had just worked out with a trainer. He had mentioned that the trainer had just destroyed him. First session he had with him just completely destroyed him, couldn’t walk for a couple of days. That happens more often than not. There’s nothing personal about that. That’s just somebody being able to hammer. Who wants to pay for somebody who’s able to hammer? Not me. I’m doing it for body back into alignment so they can have it along so they can more importantly affect what they’re doing in the real world, affect what they’re doing in the real life. As more often that you do this and the more often that I continue doing this for almost twenty years now, this has nothing to do with exercise. As I always mention to Scott it has nothing to do with exercise. We’re using this tool to better ourselves, to come to a better understanding of ourselves so we can be a better person.

Let’s talk about what is that tool, Thomas? When you say using that tool to better our lives.

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Fitness of Business: I don’t feel as if I have any days I want to waste.

The tools, in terms of internal search of ourselves and being courageous to look within to see the true, authentic self using the exercises help you to do that. I’m sure with what you do with a lot of your students is help them to understand what they can do in their life in terms of just generating revenue. Thinking of generating venue, what is your life worth? What is a day worth to somebody? What does somebody make a day? I know what I make a day. I don’t feel as if I have any days I want to waste, meaning days I could throw away, “I’ll do exercise tomorrow. I’m too busy today. I’ll do that next week.” If it was worth a day, if it’s you’re going to be losing that much money a day, I think somebody would stop to do something different but more importantly, if you could take charge of your life while you’re spending that amount of days. Say for example your day is worth $200 a day and then next week, you’re diagnosed with a severe illness, severe disease, how much more would your day be worth then?

You’re worth a lot more but you’ve lost a day and now you lost more. I think it’s a really good analogy to bring into business. Not only just for doing it on a daily basis but the destruction. A lot of people when they get into real estate or something, they blow a lot of stuff up. They’re left folding the pieces of stuff versus, I won’t say easy names with, but there are things that people can do on a daily basis to better themselves. If they keep doing it for 20 minutes, for 30 minutes here, they look back after 30 days, “Look at the difference.”

Just building on that success, daily success. I know you and I work together. Our next success is going to happen in the next 40 seconds and then we have another 40 seconds too. Every success turns out to be 60 minutes and you walk out feeling like you’re indestructible. That’s the magic of this thing, and it’s very similar to what you’re talking about.

I think one of the big things is people have to realize that they are their own person. They’re not chasing somebody else’s results.

What do you really own? How many properties can you own? How many tanks can you own? At the end of the day, who’s looking who in the mirror? Who do you see? Do you see the tanks? Do you see the houses? Do you see the money? Do you see the boats? Some people may. I see me because I’ve got to hold myself accountable.

Working hard is great but at the end of the day, if you can’t enjoy it or can’t live of doing things, it’s not worth it. I will say this because of me being a workaholic. I’ve been a very workaholic. I love what I do on a daily basis. I have just learned to turn things off. Not only just turning things off but walking out of the office with my laptop I would take my laptop and I’m going to work at home, cut it off but then also, “I have to unwind.” That’s like, “12 to 1, I’m going to the gym. I’m going where I needed to be and getting things done.” One of the great things that I love that you’ve started to do, because you were working for a major company and recently left, is that you’re helping people across the country, correct?

Absolutely, Scott.

Using online video and things like that. Why don’t you talk a little bit about that, Thomas?

I’m very old school. I write stuff still down on my calendar. Everything is handwritten. When new technology comes out especially with Skype-ing where I could talk to somebody out of state and help them with certain health issues, there is a learning curve in terms of that because I’m not there in the room. However, it’s forced me to be a better trainer. It’s forced me to be a better man to be able to adjust those things. It makes me feel comfortable out of state to help them, guide them to where they want to go. To be honest with you, when I’m doing this whether in a gym or on the computer, what my job is, what I’m trying to do and have done for almost twenty years now is, I put Scott into an exercise of getting him into a routine and then I step out of his wiring so he can do it. It’s not screaming and yelling, “Ten more or five more.” It’s not that. It is just allowing him to do it exactly what he wants to do just with some accountability. That’s all that is.

Accountability is a good thing. Let’s talk a little bit about accountability keeps people honest, but people do fail all the time at things. I think the biggest thing to do is not to beat yourself up when you fail but just to jump back into the fray and working on that. Keeping the blade sharp again.

Say for example, you want to deposit money in your savings account and you’ve been depositing $5,000 a week. Maybe you’re not bringing that much money but now you can’t deposit $5,000 a week in there anymore. That would be the same thing as falling off a little bit, losing track or losing sight of your goals or losing $5,000 that your account and making progress that way. The way we want to think about especially is small little things, small little changes. Successful short-term, realistic, achievable goal. Something I could do short-term. It’s realistic and I can achieve it. The longer I could do that, that I could practice on being successful, practice on being a winner as opposed to shooting for the hoop from a mile away. What are my chances?

The mind, body, and spirit is part of the three. The mind is telling it and the body just follows. Working with the mind, meditation, hugely beneficial in terms of slowing down the mind and keeping you focused on what you want to do and how you want to do it without a doubt.

I’d like to point because a lot of times just as entrepreneurs, we’re sitting here and thinking, we’re making a to-do list, “I’ve got to do all this stuff done.” That’s not really effective way. If you’ve heard me talk before, you’ve heard me talk about The Big Rocks Theory: The A, B and C where you’d only get the most important thing done and go from there. We had a big breakthrough about a year ago when I said, “I have got to focus on this more or so.” You saw the change take place, mental change, “I’m going to do this.” It wasn’t dramatic as far as I had to change everything up from what I was doing. It was a simple one thing, “I’m going to show up. We’re going to do this on a regular basis.” It’s going to be really one of the most important things I do on a daily basis. It’s cost money but for every dollar I’ve paid in training, it’s helped me out tenfold because my energy is up. I’m more effective in the office.

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Fitness of Business: When we have a training session, I walk out of there very easily.

I’ll give you an example. I was out in San Diego and I got several comments from people I hadn’t seen in a while. They’re like, “You’re looking jacked.” They’re like, “You’re solid like a rock now.” I’m like, “Yeah. It’s just from doing stuff on a regular basis.” When we have a training session, I walk out of there very easily. It’s an hour. We’re not throwing 300, 400 pounds on a thing. You’re not yelling at me on the treadmill, “Run faster.” It’s simple things to do this. You work with a lot of people and actually I’m probably one of your younger clients, is that right?


Let’s talk a little about that. We have my group out there usually older than I am. A lot of people think fitness and you see all the ads it’s the twenty-something that have metabolism on their side. They can eat anything, drink anything. As we get older in business, that’s not the case anymore.

A lot of that stuff through the years you realize that’s fueled by certain fears, because that’s the common emotion that’s shared by everybody who’s either working out or going to a gym. It’s driven by fear. Fear of not being pretty enough, strong enough, fit enough, attractive enough, I can’t make enough money, fill in the blank. Especially when it comes to 65 and older or some of the senior populations. What’s happening in that group of people , which is sad, it’s as if they’re being pushed aside because of technology working so quickly and they can’t keep up. They’re being pushed aside, almost forgotten. The biggest thing with that is the bigger injuries are hip injuries, knee injuries, shoulder injuries from falling and protecting themselves from falling. More importantly, we have computers in our head. What we need to be able to do especially with that kind of population is train the brain to have some downloadable file to deal with their stability when they do lose their footing. While they lose their footing more often than not, because if they’re going to look for the file to help me out with this and it comes back no files found and put their arms out, protect their fall.

I just met with a client. She’s in her 70’s. She was telling me about a friend of hers who just fractured his hip. I have a relative who had an elective hip surgery. Elective meaning she is not as movable as most, sedentary because of a certain health condition, looking forward to getting her hip replaced. As of six months ago, she got her hip replaced and now she’s pain-free practically and she’s moving. There’s a different mindset when somebody went through elective to avoid pain. However, when you’re walking through your life and you’re not expecting it and now you found yourself on the floor with a fractured hip and you’re in the back of an ambulance, the psyche changes. Your quality of life prior to the injury, I have no idea. Every individual has their own little quality of life made in their head what it’s going to be like, 50% to 60% as opposed to 100%. Now, you have an unexpected hip fracture and that’s just on the ride to the hospital. That’s before surgery. That’s before waking up from surgery. That’s before your first sponge bath. That’s before physical therapy. That’s before coming home. I don’t know if that quality of life diminishes or if it elevates. In that element, there’s nothing about screaming, yelling personal training. Nothing about, “Give me five more repetitions because I think you could do more.” How do I help the soul, help the mind to understand that I’m not broken?

What I want to bring up is that there are a lot of similarities to that if you’re looking to go into doing something on the side, your quality of life. You’re used to working in a job or doing something and then something happens. Either you get laid off or you get sick or the company closes down and now you’re left with a bad quality of life versus taking the extra time between 7 PM and 2 AM to do a little bit 30 minutes of marketing or an hour of phone calls or reaching out in LinkedIn. Little exercises to train your brain so that when things happen, you’re prepared and not hurting so bad.

In connection with that, this has nothing to do with exercise. It’s about helping me to be better at who I am so I can help you to be better who you are, so you can help everybody else to be better at what they do.

We were at the Magnify Your Wealth Summit, great event by Aaron Young, 100 plus people and then you go out on a boat cruise. We’re coming back and it’s dark. We’re walking across from the docks to where the hotel is. It’s good but it was all on land. We get to the intersection and Stephanie and I were walking behind this older couple. This guy is taller than me probably 6 foot 5, older gentlemen in his 70’s, his wife is in 70, great people. He tripped on a curb and falls which she goes to catch him. He lands and then he tangled up, snapped her ankle just like that. Steph and I were there to help take care of it. Steph was really great holding the lady there. The lady was running through adrenaline stuff like that but that’s a very major injury. Literally, it was not pretty blood and things like that but that happens to a lot of people. We trip and fall or things happen in life. I’m not saying that she wouldn’t have been injured or he wouldn’t have been injured if they have been prepared but maybe less likely.

It’s taking the steps just to think about where you’re walking and how you’re walking. If it’s not a daily practice, it’s a very tough thing to all of a sudden, playing behind the curb and trying to play catch-up. It’s sad only because unfortunately, it’s happening to somebody right now. The Skype, getting back to that, I can help more people in different states and different areas by getting out there and getting on to the computer and getting helping people out. It’s very basic stuff but it’s forcing the brain to work and forcing the hips to stabilize so you can use your legs so we don’t trip and fall. You don’t just build up the arms and let the legs go so we can catch ourselves.

That’s one of great things too is that when we do our exercise, the exercise that we’re doing now is totally different from what we were doing two years ago.

What we’re doing today is we wanted to do a springboard years ago. We had to go through the issues with your back and work. There are two different entities, Scott, that I was working with and that was the hidden thing. As a trainer, you give them what you want. If you want to do X, Y and Z and I sneak in what I think they need. When I think Scott needed was to linking both this people together, not just the Scott that’s here at We Close Notes but the true Scott that runs all of this stuff. I have those linked together. As we did that, he’s in charge of his own pain.

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Fitness of Business: There are lot of nice places to go in San Diego but it’s important for me to get up, get a little work.

The pain with my back is pretty non-existing now, very rarely. Now it doesn’t get stiff or it either get stiff. It was stiff after being on a plane for three hours or four hours, get to the hotel. It took the first 45 minutes to an hour. I was literally changed into the gym because it was downtime and it’s San Diego. There are lot of nice places to go in San Diego but it’s important for me to get up, get a little work. It’s not anything drastic. I spent 30 minutes in the bike, pushups, sit-ups and dumbbell crawl stuff like that, very simple back there. I broke a little bit of split but nothing too big that could have killed me, kept me sharp.

Now we’re doing a lot of things rotating. In the horizontal plane as we turn, that was a big issue. We couldn’t do things in a horizontal plane because the back would spasm and when the back spasms, it controls the hips. When the hips can’t move, you probably couldn’t walk like that and in pain. My job isn’t to help him in pain. It hurts when I always see him and walk away in discomfort but we don’t have those days anymore.

Now, I’m a man of analogy there for business. A lot of people get to do only one thing but they don’t pay attention to what’s going around and then when they have to rotate, it hurts or spasms out to. I’ll give you an example. A lot of you out there are excited to be closing on your first note deal. You want to dive in the deals and then you get a deal on your tape and you’re like, “I don’t have any money.” Now, I’ve got to try to rotate to try to find or market for money so deals are like, “I don’t have anybody over here. I can’t go fund the deal now because I have no funding. I have no marketing place.” Or here’s another one. You have your own funds to do a deal with. You’re out marketing. You find it phenomenal, they’re like, “I don’t have enough of my own money. I can’t rotate to market to find another money so I’m going to lose that deal as it goes this very way.” A little bit of crazy analogy but similar.

If you’re not training the mindset to change and to adapt to your surroundings then when you go to have to change, you risk an injury. There are a lot of bodybuilders, I don’t know all of them, but I have a couple of friends of mine who have years of bodybuilding. Huge people, big, strong people. However, they’ve hurt themselves just reaching down to pick up a sock and their top speed is walking out of the gym. Through a divine intervention, we’re able to design the way our bodies are able to move and we are designed to move very fluidly and beautiful as we move. This isn’t moving. Moving is fluid, fluid movement.

What are some of the things that people could do on a daily basis or hourly basis of things to help themselves out?

Very easy stuff; smaller meals, walk twenty minutes a day.

By smaller meals, you mean the size of your hand, right?

If you’re going to have a breakfast or lunch and a dinner, yes. Smaller portions. For example, if you’re going to have a bowl of oatmeal and some fruit in the morning, that’s always an option. Have a piece of fruit midday between breakfast and lunch. If you are going to go out to lunch and you’re going to have a sandwich, cut it in half. Have half at lunch, two hours later eat the other half. Keeps the metabolism running plus you don’t run into the place where, “I need a snack. Cookies sound good because I don’t anything else.” Then for dinner, have the same set of smaller portion for dinner. The more often that you’re eating, the less likely you’re going to be hungry, the less likely you’re going to be really hungry, the less likely you’re going to go, “I am starving. I have to eat all of this.” You strict food, focusing our self to feel more importantly, “If my stomach is growling for eight hours a day, I must be getting thinner, must be. I’ve got to feel it so then if I’m thinner for eight hours, here comes a big dinner. I’ll eat three of them or pizza sounds good.” That’s a trainable behavior. You can train yourself to think. “If I am starving, I must be getting thinner.” It’s happening right now to somebody at least one other person. Smaller meals, just walk.

Back in Los Angeles, I would go to a coffee place each morning and I would see this gentleman walk by one day. It was during the spring part of the year. All dressed in white with a white sailor hat and he would just walk by. He was a little bit heavyset but he was just walking with a big smile on his face, walking on the street. Over in the course of year, I was always in that same coffee place every morning, usually at the same time just having coffee. I got used to this guy walking by. Every single day walking by. A whole year goes by, I’m at the same coffee place. The whole year has transpired and now I see the guy walking by. Now, he’s got shorts on and he’s about 100 pounds less. I had to stop him. I said, “I got used to seeing you for a whole year. Your part of the fabric. Now, I really see you again and you’re completely shed.” All he said is, “Smaller meals and I walk every day.” Patience and sacrifice. Patience in the process and sacrificing what people think they know about getting in shape or taking charge of their life. Small things, not big things. Small things each day.

What are some advice you would give to people out there? Obviously the smaller things, smaller meals and little things, but people looking at setting their New Year’s resolutions. Weight loss, joining the gym, “I’m going to work out more,” is one of the things. Will you just talk about being specific in what they’re doing?

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Fitness of Business: If you want to start your life up or start the New Year right, practice that now before it happens.

Don’t make a resolution. Why do we have to wait for a day? With this watch, I have a stopwatch on this watch so I can start and stop at whenever I want. I can control time whenever I want but I also have a time setting. It is now 11:35 here in Texas. I can’t stop that time. I’m getting older by the second and people think they want to wait another month and a half, “To start my life again?” We don’t have any throwaway days. You just can’t throw a day away because you want to. I don’t know after 50. You don’t have any more throwaway days. You just don’t have them. In the 20’s, in the 30’s, “I’ve lived through this. I’ll do that next year.” If you want to start your life up or start the New Year right, practice that now before it happens. Then you’re surprised. I would suggest not making a resolution because everybody does that. Let’s try something different this time. How about not making a resolution and doing something small, really easy and being short-term goals? If you want any help with that, I’m sure Scott will pass on my email address. I’ll answer any questions. It doesn’t cost you a dime.

What’s the best email for people to reach out to you?


One of the great things I love is don’t set a resolution, just start doing it.

Why are we waiting a month and a half to start something to change my life? If you knew today that a week from now, you will be diagnosed with some cancer, would you do something different today or would you wait until New Year’s? You’d start today if you knew that was going to happen. Why do we have to wait? Why are we waiting?

The same thing in business. If you want to have success, start doing things now on a daily basis. A little bit adds up a long-term. It’s like depositing to bank every day. You put money in the bank every day. You say it all the time, “You put some money in the bank today.”

Just drop a day in the bucket and it fills the bucket. We don’t have to worry about how high the bucket’s going to be or how much water we’re putting it, just a drop a day. It means nothing.

We have a question, “How many breakfast tacos constitute a small meal?”

That would be based in the size of the initial taco, I imagine, if that’s your choice. What we look for is the amount of fat content because everybody just want to have a decreased fat especially the intake. We’re in charge of what we do with who we are and what we put into our bodies. You’re not going to put the same equivalent of fat in your car, would you? I know what kind of car I drive. I wouldn’t even think about putting any kind of fat into the gas tank; even though if my car could run on fat, it wouldn’t be able to do that. We’ll do it to ourselves because we have no monetary value to ourselves. Going back to, how much is your life worth a day? I don’t know. Sorry, it’s a big, long answer to your roundabout question of how many tacos. I would probably say skip the taco. Have some fruit. Have some oatmeal.

One of the great things that has helped change is a little bit in the dietary things because you’re big on diet. It would be one of the biggest things.

That’s 60%, 65% or 75% of the equation.

Let’s talk a little about this. Does that mean I go out and buy a fat-free this or healthy this?

That’s just crammed with sugar. Any kind of fat-free cookies then figure that out, since you’ve already figured that out long times ago. If we take out fat-free less calories that means you can eat more cookies, which means you’ll be selling more cookies. Take out the sugar out of coke. That means you’ll drink more Coke, now you’ll get more aspartame in the Coke. That’s 65% to 75% of the healthy lifestyle or taking care of your lifestyle will be, 70% of that would be nutrition, based on what the good food you put into your system. Exercising, I know how Scott feels after his workout. He’s generally stronger than he was at the beginning of it. He’s usually weaker at the end of it because I’m stressing the system. I’m applying stress to the muscular system, the skeletal system, the respiratory system, the nervous system. All of the systems are being stressed so what helps to heal that is the proper nutrition going into his body and rest. Now I know after that, he comes here and plugs into his work and his metabolism is going at a million miles an hour. I know because then I always ask, “How much sleep did you get last night?” I want to make sure he gets enough sleep. Nutrition is the key. I don’t care how hard you work at the gym. I don’t care how many miles you walk a day. If you’re eating In-N-Out and donuts, it doesn’t make a difference.

Some of the things that I have made a big difference in is I don’t eat much steak anymore. If I eat steak, it’s a rarity. I will have a cheeseburger every once in a while. I had a burger this weekend as a treat for the most part.

How are you, honestly, feeling after that?

Honestly after eating like that, I was lethargic and sleepy really after that. I’ve replaced a lot of the steak with fish, chicken. I’ve cutout a lot of pasta. I don’t want pasta anymore. Especially when I went to Vegas, I was replacing a lot of stuff with vegetables.

Which is a tough place of doing it.

It is a tough place to do it but they have really good broccolini or asparagus, those kinds of things. I got rid almost all the Cokes that I drink on a regular basis. I’ve cut down on the alcohol intake. I still have alcohol occasionally but it’s down dramatically from what it was three years ago and you’ve noticed the difference in that.

That’s one of the reasons why I believe I’m tackling with this issue is because the body is just rejecting that kind of stuff.

You’re available to work with people if they’re looking for help. Right, Thomas?


I totally, totally, totally encourage you if you’re interested, drop Thomas an email. It’s TeammateFitness@Gmail.com. Thomas is really good about getting on the phone with you or Skype-ing with you, talking about your concerns, sitting down and having just a conversation.

NCS 200 | Fitness of Business

Fitness of Business: My job isn’t to hold your hand. It’s to help you step to the place where you’re going to go and be successful.

It doesn’t cost a thing to have a conversation. Let’s talk about maybe just guidance into the right direction. That’s all you probably need, which is big for me because I’m enabling you to just take the steps safely to the next place. My job isn’t to hold your hand. It’s to help you step to the place where you’re going to go and be successful. I don’t take any credit for anybody else’s success.

It’s been episode 200 for the podcast and we had 150 on the live streams. It’s a big proponent because I see people all the time like, “I’ve got this. I’ve got to take time off.” I heard that a lot. I’ve heard that from just talking with people who were excited about things. I get it. It’s great to be around people. It’s great to be around your family and friends at this time of year and you want to have fun. I get it. Take into consideration, please don’t put off for your success. Don’t do the stupid things that you have done over and over and over again because as we agree, insanity is doing the same thing over and over again but expecting different results. If you’re not happy with where you’re at or you’re feeling different, and I’m only saying this because voice of experience in here. This was all sponsored by rib-eye steaks and crab royal as I like to joke about it. Now, it’s getting more sponsored by JuiceLand and fish a lot of the times.

I know that God made me a big guy. I’m always going to be a big guy. There’s not much that’s going to change about that. What I’m saying is everyone is different. Everyone is unique but doing little things on a regular basis whether it’s walking or cutting your meals in half or going to two tacos versus three or going to one versus two. That’s why I wanted to have Thomas on here and talk about the fitness in business because we work so hard. You travel, you’re putting so much into your business, you want to be able to enjoy it. You want to work thirty years or ten years, as I’m doing it, and then when you get around to enjoy it, not being able to enjoy it because you’re hurting. Your back is out of whack, you’re overweight, you’re unhealthy, you’re diabetic or whatever it is. You hold your destiny in the palm of your hand. You hold your success with the daily actions you do on a regular basis.

Just like I talk about a lot of times how we do marketing as one of our major things on a daily basis. We market, market, market. That’s why we have people that come to us all the time, “Please do my marketing. We want to hire you to do the marketing. We want you to do this. Can you do this? Show us how you do this.” It’s not anything difficult. It’s just the fact that we do it on a regular basis every day for an hour or two hours and that’s how we get better at where we’re at. That’s how we become well in the business. You can also be well in your fitness by doing little things on a daily basis; cutting out some of the bad things and replacing it with good habits and really turning something bad into something good. Right, Thomas?


Thank you for joining us, Thomas. You want to give out your phone number in case people wanted to send you a text message?

It is 818-359-3228. It’s Thomas Nee.

One of the great things too is Thomas is getting better at marketing. You’re doing some great thing. That was really amazing. You’re doing the Skype, you’re doing with somebody in Denver, then someone here in Dallas, and you can work out or help guide people over the internet?

That’s correct.

That’s an interesting thing. Hopefully it works out. Good stuff. It’s working well for you.

It sure is. Thanks.

Thanks, Thomas. Guys and gals, go out and making something happen. We look forward to seeing you all at the top.

About Thomas Nee

NCS 200 | Fitness of BusinessThomas Nee: ACE Certified Fitness Professional

Teammate Fitness was born during my recovery from a serious auto accident. While rehabilitating, I came to value life as never before. I refused to accept the prognosis that I could never be fully active again. Instead, I dedicated myself to living life to its fullest.

I have studied body mechanics and physical fitness for over 12 years. Certified by the American Council on Exercise, I continue my education through the National Association of Sports Medicine, researching the most successful approach to personal training. In addition, I have earned a Nidan – 2nd degree black belt– and the title Fukushidoin (Instructor) from the United States Aikido Federation.

My life is dedicated to helping others improve and enjoy their lives through physical fitness.

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