How Rich People Recharge (The TRUTH!)
Your success and ability to maintain momentum are both heavily impacted by how well you’re able to recharge.
But rich people think about recharging completely differently than most people. What’s their secret?
In this episode, Chris shares the two things the most successful entrepreneurs do to recharge, be happier and healthier, and stay far more productive.
You’ll hear why your usual recharge methods aren’t working, the list you need to make and refer to daily, and the secret successful CEOs have been keeping.
Tune in and find out how you can get recharged when it matters most.
You can’t go through any serious stress in any area of your life without allowing yourself to recharge or you’ll pay the consequences.
In this Episode:
- Why you need to have a system in place to get recharged
- What’s the difference between recharging and escaping? Hear why escaping can do more harm than good
- The list you need to keep on hand to make sure that you can recharge when it matters most
- The most powerful way to recharge that nobody is telling you
- How the people around you impact your energy, revenue, and personal growth
Find out exactly what aspect of your company is the current weak link that, if fixed, will help you scale faster and more successfully.
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There’s such a big difference between how rich entrepreneurs recharge and how the masses think about recharging.
First of all, I think we’d all agree that our success, at least in part, is determined by our ability to recharge. I mean, that just makes sense. You can’t pull an all nighter without giving yourself the time to recharge afterwards and you can’t go through any serious stress in any area of your life without allowing yourself to recharge or you’ll pay the consequences, which at the absolute minimum is a slowdown in your thinking and poor decisions and less patience when you need them most.
In fact, if you fail to recharge when the time is right, you’re doing far more damage than just that. Its damage to every cell in your body and every neuron in your brain. Eventually that damage builds up and either forces you to slow down or causes disease. Now when a novice entrepreneur thinks about recharging, they look for ways to escape.
How Novice Entrepreneurs Recharge
That’s their way of recharging, like watching TV or going out for a nightcap after work. Both of those things help that person forget the stresses in their life for a short period of time. But always leaves that person less physically and mentally able to handle those stresses the next day.
It’s so obvious from the outside when you look in, the only people who don’t see this are the people who are stuck in that rut and doing it themselves. Most company owners know beyond a shadow of a doubt that the day after a holiday party, no one performs at their best. Or the day after an employee gets back from vacation is rarely their best day because they didn’t recharge, they escaped.
Now they need a moment to get back into the momentum again. On the other hand, rich, successful entrepreneurs do two main things to recharge, and both of those things make us healthier and happier and more productive and far more energized.
How Rich People Recharge
I’ll start with the most basic one and then I’ll tell you the most powerful one. First, the most basic way we recharge is by having a list of things that refresh us no matter what. Personally, I’ve got a list. Maybe 50 things that I know when I do them, my body can handle stress far better and I can recharge far faster.
Rather than waiting for stress to build up in my life, I simply pull something from that list every single day and I do it. Like maybe meditating, and my meditation doesn’t take that long. It’s maybe 15 or 20 minutes and I feel recharged immediately after I do it. Plus it helps me to handle future stress a lot better. Or cold therapy. Any kind of cold therapy has beneficial effects on your body. So if it’s not a cold plunge, which is amazing, but if it’s not that, then even just a 15 minute cold shower, it can make you feel more focused and healthier and more alert.
Obviously I exercise daily. I eat healthy and I drink a lot of plain fresh water. But having that list of things that helps you physically and mentally recharge quickly when you need it the most is vital to your success and happiness.
Plug Into Your Power Source
People constantly ask me how I always have so much energy and how I get so much done and this is it. But now by far the most powerful thing that successful do to recharge that nobody else is telling you is we plug into our power source.
Our power source are people who have already achieved what we want to accomplish next. When we do that our success curve is shortened. When you don’t, you get distracted by all the daily fires that come up. I have a group of friends that I’ve known for probably almost 20 years and we connect at least once a month. We hold each other accountable to reaching our targets. When I plug into them I get new energy. I get proven concepts to help me scale.
Make A List of What Recharges You
Before I had that in my life, my energy was zapped. Because every day just drained me. Now everyday excites me because I know that we’re growing. I’m that power source for them and I’m that power source for the companies that I advise in Club 28. Your energy level, your revenue, your personal growth is either limited to or boosted up by the people you hang out with. Because they help remove obstacles that drain your energy.
So make a list of a handful of things that you can do that will guarantee to recharge you. And also a list of people that if you could tap into them you’d be able to achieve far more and feel far more fulfilled.
MEET CHRIS GUERRIERO
Chris is an entrepreneur, investor, bestselling author, and advisor to a handful of high growth companies.
He has built four 8-figure companies, developed winning leadership teams in six industries, and designed business systems that predictably grow multi-million dollar brands.
He’s been featured in financial periodicals such as: Success, Inc, Bloomberg TV, and in Entrepreneur as a top entrepreneurs of the time.
In addition to his own companies, Chris is also an advisor, investor and equity holder in companies across a variety of industries, including health, medical, digital advertising, legal and real estate.