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December 15th, 2014
I have a number of health and fitness seminars planned for 2015.

Exercises that Age You FAST

December 10th, 2014
You may know someone who started training at a gym doing hard-core workout routines involving heavy lifting, running and so on.

Next thing you know, they’re injured. Bulging discs, ruptured discs, torn up knees, shoulders and so on.

Maybe, just maybe, this type of training is more suitable for athletes and reasonably fit people under the age of 30.

Is it a BAD way to train? No and YES.

It’s bad for many people – but good for some.

If you’re one of the “some” – all the power to you. But if you’re not – well then, pay heed to what I’m about to ask you.

For many, many years, I trained in ways that would make most billy goats puke. I read the ancient Chinese wisdom that talked disparagingly about hard-core training methods, including running, weight training and so on.

And I DID NOT BELIEVE THEM when they said that these types of exercises “age your body faster” and “reduce the flow of chi or vital energy” in your body.

Today I KNOW that what I read so many years ago is true.

Last month I had a client come to me for some training. He said he was bigger and stronger than ever before and now he wanted to learn how to increase his CHI.

I did a couple exercises to test him.

He couldn’t do the most basic things that I asked him to do.

His body would lock up on him when he began to squat and lower himself toward the ground. His lower back and knees would tighten and his heels would come off the ground.

I told him that stiffness is one step removed from being a corpse.

On the other foot, a body that is supple and loose, it’s full of LIFE, it’s full of vitality and energy.

Last week this client sent me a video of himself doing the same bodyweight squat I taught him. Before I even watched it I could see he’d made progress.

This time he was able to go into a full squat without pain and with his heels flat. His lower back no longer locked up on him. He was much looser, much more flexible. I gave him a number of pointers to take him to the next level and he was immensely grateful.

So it’s amazing to me that people are in the gym lifting weights, making their muscles tighter and stiffer when they cannot do the simplest exercises with their own bodyweight.

The weight training is literally robbing them of vitality and energy as it makes them worse while giving the illusion that they’re better because their muscles are bigger.

The above illustrates just one of many reasons why the Furey Faithful is the best place on the Internet to learn exercises that are going to give you LIFE instead of taking it from you.

On this extraordinary Member’s Only Site – you’ll learn what my client paid big bucks for in private. You’ll also learn a TON of other INTERNAL EXERCISES that will change your life from the inside out.

These are exercises that will help virtually anyone, regardless of age or athleticism.

And as you read, watch, practice and improve – you’ll be given MORE instruction.

Many members have written to tell me that the Furey Faithful is the BEST fitness decision they’ve ever made.

This makes my day.

Come join us. You’ll be glad you did.

Yours,

Coach Furey

P.S. Those who enroll this month will be eligible for a free fitness seminar I’m holding in February – and this alone will be worth 10x the amount you put forth to be a member of the Furey Faithful.

Anti-Aging Doc Says

December 3rd, 2014

Nearly 17 years ago I met a doctor at one of my martial arts bootcamps. He would eventually become a top anti-aging specialist, who’s literally on “the immortality edge” of anti-aging medicine. In fact, he wrote a best-seller with those three words in the title – and it put him on stages all over the whirld, speaking to packed houses.

Anyway, at the time we first me, he was a beginner in the style I was teaching (but not a beginner in martial arts) and I felt it my responsibility to protect him from some of the young bucks who had a bit too much adrenaline and testosterone raging in their veins.

This doctor appreciated my concern and over the years, came to see me quite regularly for private instruction.

He ended up attending as well as speaking at many of my events – and both of us thought of one another as friends.

Then we had a disagreement and the friendship ended. Pronto.

Although we exchanged a few pleasantries by email and regular mail over the next six years, we did not speak again until last November, when a very different doctor as well as a very different teacher met at my Flow II seminar.

He was the doctor who was different. I was the different teacher.

Despite all the changes we’d gone through, within minutes we re-established a common ground and became friends once again.

I started taking his new off-the-charts products (especially TA-65). After using it for a week, I called Doc  to say, “Oh my God.”

Meanwhile, Doc signed up for my  Furey Faithful program, and after getting his first lesson in Chi Kung from me, he had an, “Oh my God” story of his own.

He’d NEVER seen me teach anything close to what he was taught – nor had he EVER gotten results that FELT so good so quickly. From anything he’d ever done.

Recently Doc wrote me the following which he insisted I use as a testimonial for all to see:

“For the past 2 decades I have traveled to the far corners of the Earth
as an anti-aging and regenerative medicine specialist, looking for the
best, most effective and genuine ways to rejuvenate the body. I have
found many wonderful things but my system was missing something
until my old friend and mentor, Matt Furey, casually mentioned he had
found something that was HUGE and was absolutely necessary for
staying young. I did not hesitate. ‘Count me in Matt!’ I said.



I have said those words to Matt many times over years and never ever
regretted it so I knew I would not regret it this time. But I was not prepared
for the quantum leaps, quantum changes and quantum improvements I’ve
made since learning Matt’s new system. Without a shadow of a doubt, his
teachings today go way beyond his earlier seminars, writings and DVDs.
I’m grateful to be getting this knowledge. It’s given me yet another edge
in my personal and professional life.”

Dave Woynarowski, MD
drdavesbest.com
The World’s Top Anti-Aging Specialist
Author of The Immortality Edge

Thank you, Dr. Dave. Much appreciated. I think the combination of TA-65 and your other products, along with the Furey Faithful is the fastest way to rejuvenate, recharge and reconstruct a NEW YOU.

Ed, make sure you take a good look at Dr. Daves website and the many powerful life-changing products he has available.

And if you want the best of both whirlds, make sure you join both of us in the Furey Faithful.

Yours,

Matt Furey

P.S. The Chi Kung videos I have on the Furey Faithful member’s site are only being made available to existing members and those who enroll this month. Make sure you’re in the loop on these as they are MEGA POWERFUL.

My Opinion of Black Friday (on Thursday)

November 29th, 2014

Thank goodness it’s Saturday. After enduring Back Friday on Thursday, and in some cases Wednesday, I’m left wondering what we’re teaching our kids.

Really. You can’t wait til Friday anymore to start Black Friday. It’s gotta start early. Gotta start on Thursday – if not earlier.

Can’t wait til 12:00 AM on Friday. No. No. No.

Gotta get it rolling at least a day early.

I think it’s terrible. I think it’s absolutely pathetic.

Thanksgiving is supposed to be a day of gratitude with family and friends. And if you don’t have any of either, it’s a day of rest – a day you can count your blessings.

At least that’s what I thought it was supposed to be.

So let me be blunt.

I’m not a fan of Black Friday on Thursday. I’m not a fan of anyone who can’t shut his online business down on Thanksgiving.

But I’ll tell you what I AM a fan of on Thanksgiving – as well as other holidays. I’m a fan of doing physical things with your family. I’m a fan of going outdoors to play ball. I’m a fan of sitting around to catch up on reading or DVD watching. And I’m a fan of taking time to remember, reminisce and be grateful.

Do I respect those who have things to sell? Yes, of course. I have products to sell, too, and I’ll get to one of them in a moment.

But before I do, I want you to know that I could have sent an email about my new product on Wednesday, or Thursday and/or on Black Friday.

I didn’t. And the reason I didn’t is because I want my children to know that their Dad doesn’t work on Thanksgiving or have his mind preoccupied with anything else.

We’re going to spend time together, watching ball games, eating, talking – and working out.

They aren’t going to see me taking phone calls to talk business. Nor will they see me return emails or texts. It’s a day of thanks.

Period.

Okay, now that I’ve got that off my chest, I believe I’ve earned the right to tell you about a product I mentioned to you last week.

It’s called Combat Conditioning for KIDS.

It’s so cool both of my children couldn’t resist going through it, naming the exercises I taught them so long ago.

They loved how I renamed The Royal Court. It’s now called The Kid’s Court {TKC). They like how I made TKC into five fat-burning, muscle-moulding exercises instead of three.

And they’re convinced the new spiral-bound format is PERFECT for setting on the floor as you pump out the exercises. No more having to turn the book over or hold it down with your hand to keep it from closing.

I went to a lot of extra time and expense to make these changes – and they’re going to make a HUGE difference for your kids when they workout each day.

Yes, you can do the exercises with them – but you don’t have to.

Yes, you can supervise them as they train – but chances are you won’t have to do very much of that.

Anyway, the newbie is NOW in stock and I’ve got 100 cartoon-ized card decks left that will also go out as a bonus. After they’re gone, I’m not sure if I’ll re-order.

The good news is you can ORDER NOW from the privacy of your home or on your electronic gadget.

You don’t need to camp out in a parking lot overnight.

But you do need to ACT NOW in order to make sure you get the bonus.

Yours,

Matt “Coach” Furey

P.S. Here’s the link again. Jump on this NOW my friend.

Gets Kids Fit Fast

November 20th, 2014
 You know it.

We’ve got an obesity epidemic in this country. And it’s not just adults. 

It’s children. Lots and lots of children.

Today we see children with so-called adult diseases. We see boys and girls who are overweight, under-exercised and severely malnourished.

They’re being pushed to study longer hours with activity levels dramatically curtailed.

Their best friends aren’t people – they’re electronic gadgets.

There seemed to be almost no hope in sight because many of their parents are in the same boat. Mom and Dad don’t exercise, take daily vacations at fast food restaurants and spend much of their days with electronic toys as well.

Then one day something amazing happened. A client whom I had given a copy of one of my mega best-sellers – albeit the Cartoon edition of my original Combat Conditioning – came back to tell me what’d happened.

He took the Cartoon Edition of Combat Conditioning home, put it on a table, and figured on going through it later.

But bringing this guide home served as a magnet for his five youngins. Before he could even see what happened, his fearless five placed their “exercise scrolls” on the floor and began going through each exercise.

They didn’t even bother reading the words. They turned the pages, saw the easy to follow cartoon-ized instructions and presto, bango, they were in motion.

No need for Daddy to teach them. Or Mommy.

They were off to the races. And they didn’t stop until they’d gone through the whole thing.

Afterward, the oldest took the book into his room to keep prying hands away.

The next day, the children followed the exercises again.

Dad was so proud he couldn’t wait to tell me the news. And when I heard it, lightbulbs went off inside.

With my client’s help, my gift turned into an insight that I’d missed the real market. Adults don’t want a book with cartoons. They wanted my so-called REAL book.

How boring.

But children (or KIDS as so many call ‘em), they want the cartoons – and forget about reading the words, we know what to do.

This means you can shut off the tee-vee and toss the gadgets to the side when the Cartoon Edition of Combat Conditioning is in your home.

Your children will chomp it up, devour it and come back for more.

That’s why I’m also including another cartoon-ized gift with the first 250 folks who nab their copy NOW.

And by the way, the Cartoon-ized program along with the gift – they’re going for half the amount I used to charge.

So we’re talking holiday shopping for sure. As in right NOW.

Get on it, my friend. And let me know how your youngins do with it.

Yours,

Coach Matt Furey

P.S. Can you tell how PUMPED I AM about this? I truly cannot wait to hear how much the cartoon version of myself helps your children.

My Secret Diet

November 10th, 2014

Over the past few weeks I’ve been “leaking” information to members of the Furey Faithful about the dietary changes I’ve made “for the better” – and they’ve been HUGE – not just for me – but for those I’ve talked to who are following what I’m doing, with no coaxing from me to do so.

That’s right. I don’t like people who tell me how I should eat – so I do my best to leave everything in neutral when I talk about what someone else should eat.

It’s none of my business.

At the same time, if someone reads what I’m doing – get’s intrigued and interested, and wants to give it a whirl, then by golly, go for it – but remember, I didn’t Tell you, Force you or Compel you to do what you chose to do.

Even so, let me give you some examples of what’s happened to a number of people who’ve decided to follow me…

Tom, 51, chronically fatigued for three years. Nothing he did worked. Fasting, cleansing, nutritional supplements, healers, cat scans, MRIs … you name it, he was still EXHAUSTED.

All the time…

Five days after he read my secret blog for the Furey Faithful, he wrote me to say he finally feels like he’s on the “upswing.” One day later, he again said he was feeling better.

That kind of result is stunning.

And he’d made ZERO posiitve comments about his health for the past three years! Truism.

Pamela dropped 10 pounds and chronic pain she’d been having in your ankles and knees disappeared.

Mark dropped 20 pounds and already looks five years younger.

Michael dropped 10 pounds and is currently still amazed at the crud his body is throwing off.

Will has taken 20 pounds off and is no longer chronically fearful of everything that he thinks might happen in the future, or the now.

Betty, 15 pounds off and far less joint pain with a ton more energy.

And all of the above has taken place within the last 30 days.

Once again, I emphasize, these people are just following what I figured out. I’m not advising them. I’m not their doctor. I’m not a certified food pyramind nutritionist or any other kind of nutritionist.

I’m not recommending paleo – or ketosis – or vegetarianism, raw foodism – breathariansism or faith healing.

If I were to categorize what I’m doing and telling others – it could be classified as eating “nutrient dense” foods.

Fact, you can be on a so-called healthy diet and NOT be getting nutrient dense foods. Most people are making this very mistake.

That’s why Tom was chronically fatigued. Eating all the so-called healthy foods, most of which have no nutrients lead to nothing but fatigue and anguish.

I’m incredibly grateful to the people and resources who’ve helped me figure out the remaining pieces of the dietary jigsaw puzzle – the people who helped me “crack the code.”

If you’re interested in following me – that’s cool, but I’m not promising you anything.

I’m not promising you weight loss of any kind – even though I have inside knowledge about how quickly it can happen once you know what I’m doing.

I’m not promising any kind of health improvement – even though what I’ve read about and proven to be true for MYSELF, is off the charts awesome.

I’m not promising you a CURE of any kind either: nothing physical, psychological, spiritual, emotional or intellectual.

The only thing I’m promising is INFORMATION that has worked for ME – and that many of my clients and coaching members say is working for them, too.

Easily and practically effortlessly.

But I’m not guaranteeing anything for YOU – except the INFO I have that may be totally life-changing. That’s it.

So here’s what I’ve got planned: I’m going to hold a “Weight Loss Without Will Power” teleseminar for all the current members of the Furey Faithful – as well as those who enroll this week.

I’m going to hold this event early next week – and I’m probably going to give you more valuable content in one hour than you’ve read or heard in your entire life on the subject of REAL nutrition and where to get it.

No, this isn’t about supplements, protein powders and so on.

I think once you get this food in your body, your life can and will change – but that’s merely my opinion and I’m not encouraging you in anyway to believe anything I have to say.

Okay, with all of the above in mind, get yourself over to the Furey Faithful and become a member NOW.

The benefits of being a member are increasing by the day. You definitely want to be “on the Inside” with what I’m doing here. So tune in – right away.

Yours,

Coach Furey

#1 Key to Personal Power

November 4th, 2014

Let me summartize it for you in one sentence. One short sentence.

YOIUR BREATH IS YOUR POWER.

It wouldn’t be a bad idea to mark this one down on an index card and carry it around with you.

Over 20 years ago, as I sat in a fitness mentor’s office, he had the following message scrolling across his computer screen:

Breathe Bill… Breathe.

That might actually be a better reminder for you than “Your Breath is Your Power” – but I believe you have to understand WHY to breathe first. So, just telling someone to breathe isn’t enough.

Why breathe? Aren’t you already doing so? Isn’t it sort of involuntary.

Well, yes… and hell no.

Yes, you are breathing to a degree, but WHAT degree are you talking about?

Are you breathing in such a way that you let go of stress, tension, anxiety, fear, worry, doubt and so on?

If you’re at all like the masses – the answer is NO.

All young children, before the age of four, automatically breathe from their lower belly. No one has to teach them. They come in doing it right – then almost all of them lose the ability, and if someone comes along with some wisdom that they deem worth following, the work to regain the ability.

You’ll see the very best athletes paying attention to their breathing. They are aware of it almost all the time. And whenever they feel tension, they know how to let it go.

In martial arts, breathing is the key to personal power. With no breath – no power. Only force – and force is not the same as power.

Picture Sisyphus back in the days of old – pushing a large stone uphill, only to run out of gas and have the stone roll back down.

This is what a lot of peoples’ lives are like. They push and push and push – only to run out of steam just before the finish line.

Ever happen to you?

If not, I’d be surprised because its sure happened to me – and everyone else I know.

No matter who you are and how successful you are – there will be times when you become an “instant idiot” – seemingly forgetting everything you know as you try to find your way out of the maze.

I imagine many golfers can relate to this. One day you have a wonderful swing. You’re awesome.

The next day….?

Where’s that swing? How did I hit the ball again?

You’re lost and you cannot remember or recall what you did when you were at your best. So you unconsciously begin adding more tension to your mind, muscles and marrow.

Before you realize what’s happened – you’re a bundle of negative stresses and tensions.

How do you get your groove back then?

You start with the most basic and fundamental part of life that exists.

Your breath.

As soon as we take our first breath, almost all people will agree that we are alive. I believe we’re alive before that moment – but that’s another discussion for another day.

And then it’s time to exit the earthly plain. Once again, most people will agree that you take off when you let go of your final breath.

So it goes with negative energy, tension, emotion and memories.

You let them go when you EXHALE.

When you exhale and let go – you’ve taken a BIG STEP toward garnering more personal power.

After this, there’s an INHALE – and provided you can do this in a relaxed, tension-free manner, you’re moving in the right direction.

Once you’ve corrected your breathing – it’s time to add the next steps: relaxation and proper structure.

Put all three of these together and let me tell you, you become a POWERFUL FORCE.

Not just a Force.

A POWERFUL FORCE.

This #1 Key – and the two others sounds easy enough – but the truth is you need some guidance on this matter.

As one preacher used to declare, “I need help. I can’t do it alone.”

And my friend, that’s one of the main reasons I started the FureyFaithful member’s site.

It’s there to help guide you and mentor you in the ways to creating internal power – personal power.

If I were you I’d be checking it out right NOW.

Your life will change when you read, watch and listen to what I have in store for you.

It’s like no other mind-body health and fitness website in the whirld.

With your membership, you’ll get access to a treasure trove of information that is worth FAR MORE than the incredibly low fee to enroll.

Get ready to change your life for the better – NOW. Right NOW.

Yours,

Matt “Coach” Furey

Back By Holiday Demand

November 3rd, 2014

There’s much going on here at Furey Central.

I’m digging products from my archives that people have been asking about for quite some time. And the plan is to release or re-release a number of them over the next couple weeks.

So you’ll really want to check your email each day to see what the Fure-cat is cooking.

At the same time, if there’s something you really want to see, learn, hear, etc. – you can send me what’s on your mind and I’ll ponder it for a spell before deciding yay or nay.

Por ejemplo, last Friday, Freddy told me that when he brought home a copy of the “cartoon edition” of Combat Conditioning – he set it on the table with the plan of reading it… “later.”

Meanwhile Freddy’s children, three of them under the age of eight, grabbed the book and set it on the floor. From this position they went through the book, exercise by exercise, and did every single one of them, one right after the other, until they finished.

Since then, these youngins have dog-eared the pages and sweated all over it as they perform the exercises each day.

The book is NOW their book. It’s in their room and with no coaxing from the “old man” – they pull it out each day and follow the program.

Bear in mind that they haven’t even read HOW to do any of the exercises. They just follow the Cartoon character named “El Fure-cat”- and they’re good to go.

When Freddy told me this, a huge “A-HA” took place inside my noggin.

Creating the cartoon edition of my all-time classic, Combat Conditioning, was NOT a good business decision… for the ADULTS on my list.

Many would call or write to complain that my exercises were serious, and a cartoon trivialized them and made them seem unimportant.

Others would call and ask for an original copy that had real photos.

So I put the book to rest and moved on.

But last Friday, I realized, maybe this book can be resurrected.

It’s not for adults. It’s for your children – whom many of you call “kids.” BTW, as one friend told me, he doesn’t call his children “kids” because “kids are goats.”

Made sense to me. I immediately stopped referring to my offspring as “kids” – but if you want to call them kids, and won’t respond to a marketing message for “children” – then dadgummit I’ll call ‘em “kids.”

Anyhoo, just think of what I could do to help kids/children. All a parent needs to do is put my cartoon edition of Combat Conditioning in their home and their boys and girls will begin to feed off it.

Sounds like a WINNER to me.

If you like this idea, tell you what I’m gonna do.

I’m going to dust off the plethora of Cartoon Combat Conditioning books and make it available again.

This will get your child into shape – and I mean a shape other than rotund – and then I’ll become known as the man who saved America from childhood obesity.

Yeah.

Yeah, right. Dream on Furecat.

Okay, enough dreaming, if this is something you want, reply to this email and let me know.

If enough support, I’ll move forward.

And make sure you’re checking your inbox each day for products on health and fitness, psycho-cybernetics, possibly even something on email copywriting and/or info-marketing.

You duh best.

Yours,

Coach Furey – Matt Furey

P.S. Enroll in the  Furey Faithful today and I’ll send you a copy, by mail, of Cartoon Combat Conditioning. Everything else on the site is available by digital download only – and there’s only about ten grand worth of information on there – so I wouldn’t join if I were you. It’s too expensive. Yeah, right!

Frustrated Wannabe Writers

October 21st, 2014
You know, I’ve been thinking…

I’ve been thinking about all the people who are frustrated writers and “wannabe writers.

They’d like to write – but they think they can’t.

And they’re write. They can’t.

They can’t so long as their body is full of tension about the act of writing.

And yes, it is an ACT.

Just like an actor on a stage, you sit your butt in a chair and you act like a writer until you are one.

Or, you refuse to sit in a chair and write. You act like someone who can’t write.

Either way – you’re right/write on/off.

The above highlights why I teach subjects like email copywriting the way I do.

To me, it’s not about sentence structure and grammar and finding the key buzz words that everyone uses. It’s not about being a great marketer.

It’s about being who you are and forging a connection with the reader from there.

It’s about being REAL.

A few weeks ago a reader wrote me to share how he’s been analyzing my emails – for years – and that something struck him about the one he was reading that day. It seemed authentic. It seemed real. He didn’t understand why. He said he was going to analyze it some more to figure out why it stirred him so much.

And then he was going to go to the webpage on the Tao of Email Copywriting and analyze it for a while to see if the “voice” that wrote the email was the same as the one who wrote the ad for the course.

I wrote him back and told him to “keep on analyzing.”

Seriously. There are people who analeyes for a living – and don’t get paid a dime to do so.

{Note: Did you catch the typo in the preceding sentence? That was authentically written by me. It was real. Yep, I done wrote dhat stuff.}

And I get to do that. I get to write with MORE than one voice. I can have two. Three. Five. Two-hundred and five if I want.

I can have multiple personalities. I can be male and female. I can even be a …. well, I better not say.

I can write as a white man, a Norwegian woman – or as an animal.

I can be an insect, a creature from the lagoon or a subject from national lampoon.

Ben Franklin wrote as a man and as woman. Yes, he did.

Mark Twain wrote in dialects never captured before. He even dared write through the eyes of the non-physical who once lived in a place called heaven.

So if you’re looking for a single, solitary authentic voice – give up the idea of being a writer. You’ll just make it too difficult on yourself and that would be dumb.

But if you’d like to explore who and what you can be if you’d just give yourself a chance, then I’m telling you, The Tao of Email Copywriting will change your life.

It won’t just teach you how to wright riveting email copy with deliberate misspellings – it’ll teach you how to right, write, right, rite – without FEAR and create a hungry-for-more following who hangs on your every word.

It’ll teach you how to lose the tension. How to NOT get upset when you get munched playing Pac Man or while writing something that needs editing.

And let me tell you, this hear emale – it needs a LOT of editing. So much so that I’m going to leave it as is – uncorrected.

Yes, you’ve just read an unabridged, unedited, unexpurgated rambling of an authentic person – who has more than one voice.

Yours,

Matt “Coach” Furey

P.S. One more thing: I’m considering holding an email copywriting seminar in the near future. This would represent the first time I’ve spoken publicly on the subject in several years. All who’ve bought the Tao of Email Copywriting (from me) – in the past or in the NOW – will be given a special discount to attend. Oh yeah, I’m looking out for you. In fact, I think it’s going to be a double-your-doll-hairs discount.

P.P.S. Do you have any idea how many experts in the top of their field read my daily emails? Well, earlier today I counted 8 top-selling entrepreneurs in the baseball market alone, who hang on my every word. And I don’t even sell baseball products. It boggles duh mind. I guess they believe the hype that Matt Furey is “the world’s greatest email copywriter.” Oops. Should read “whirld’s greatest.”

Okay, end it now will you, Furey.

See, their goes that inauthentic voice again.

HA.

I’m done… for now.

Taking Care of #1

October 20th, 2014
Over 20 years ago, when I met with one of my teachers in southern Oregon at 6 AM to begin training, I asked him the obvious:

“Why do you train so early in the morning?”

Without hesitating, he said, “I take care of number one first. When I do that, I feel great the rest of the day. And if I don’t, I go through the day not only feeling less energized, but also a bit resentful of everyone I work with. I’m stuck taking care of them before I took care of myself. If I make sure I take time
for myself first, then everything else flows much better.”

I made a note.

Years later, same situation, different country.

I’m meeting Master Liu at 6 AM to train. We’re in China on Hainan Island and it’s already so hot I’m sweating without even moving.

I didn’t have to ask him why we trained so early; he told me before I could.

“We train in the morning before others get up. It’s more peaceful. We have the world to ourselves at this time.”

But with Master Liu, early morning wasn’t the only time he trained. It was just the beginning of training.

Sometimes he’d call me to meet him at noon – or in the mid-afternoon – or in the evening.

When I visited his home in Henan Province, his family showed me where he trained as a youth – and how often.

“Here’s where he punched the wall,” his mother pointed out. “He was upset one day and hit the wall. You can see the crack. It goes on for several feet.”

This morning I was up early, training. Not as early as 6 AM – but early enough to take in the sun’s early morning rays.

The phone rang. It chimed with messages and email alerts.

I trained right through them. I never stopped to answer – or to look.

Why?

Taking care of myself first.

If I neglect to take care of myself, what do I really have to give others?

This is why I almost always advise people to do their training in the morning, before you give anyone else a minute of your time.

Whether you start your day with exercise, prayer, visualization, meditation or a combination thereof, take care of numero uno first. When you do so, you’ll tend to treat those you come in contact with as if they’re “number one.”

For those of you looking for WHAT to do, exercise-wise, when you get up each day, you’ll find no better program than what I’m offering and teaching to members of the Furey Faithful.

Last week we put up several videos of the 2.0 version of Hindu Pushups that will work your entire body, inside and out.

Doing them “first” each day will set you up for success with others. You’ll feel energized and grounded because you did these exercises before you met with anyone to talk about anything.

Look at it this way: When your dog or cat has been resting and decides to get up, he stretches first. He doesn’t just get up and “go to work.”

What a whirld we’d live in if everyone got up and took care of himself or herself first, making sure he felt grounded, centered and energized before talking to or meeting anyone else.

Oh well, too big a picture there. How bout one person at a time getting up early and doing what gets him ready for the day.

Yeah, that’s more like it.

Consider being one of these people. It would be great to have you join me in this journey.

Yours,

Matt “Coach” Furey

P.S. If you think you already know how to do Hindu Pushups – think again. There’s a lot that’s never been revealed before in the 2.0 version. Come check it out. Come train with me.


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