Sometimes it takes a shake-up of some kind to elicit change. Recently, I may have accidentally done this myself…
Being efficient, effective, systematic and routined is at the core of progress. I whole-heartedly believe this.
However, it’s also a double-edged sword. Doing the same things, reinforcing what you already know to be true is self-limiting. After a recent discovery, this paradoxical issue has given me much to think about! Here’s what’s happened…
Stumbled on Significance?
Which has now led me to a little discovery!
At first, I thought it was just one of those days when the penny drops…
When you're in one of those moods…
Everything just seems to be going right today! pic.twitter.com/TVHk3FvIRT
— Caan Berry (@CaanBerryTrader) October 11, 2019
At one point or another, we’ve all experienced it. Mark Douglas (a famous trading author) refers to it as ‘Trading in the Zone‘.
You switch off, zone out and just do what’s right, methodically picking off the market tips over and over. Its a bit of a surreal experience sometimes, as the afternoon flys by in a blur only to end with an above-average result.
However, replicating this state and getting there isn’t half as easy. In the past, I’ve tried all sorts (including meditation).
Least Expecting it…
Despite all this, the answer to becoming finely tuned seems to have found me this last week – diet.
If someone had told me I wouldn’t have believed them, but by changing my food intake its had a profound impact on my mental state of mind. Its happened for more than a week now too!
I’m wondering how long it can continue? I’ve seen an increase in productivity of at least 30% (and I feel great). The only way to describe this feeling of alertness and focus is if you have seen the film above starring Bradley Cooper (Limitless).
Thank you to the followers that sent messages suggesting I try this diet out!
You can follow updates for the 90 day challenge here.
Over-Excited or Substantial Change?
The diet mentioned above is a ketogenic diet, with a little intermittent fasting thrown in for good measure.
I won’t bore you with the details as I’m by no means an expert. However, its worth trying out just for the feeling and increase in productivity… as for the fat loss, I’m not sure yet, its early days.
Earlier in the week, I managed to knock myself ‘out of state’ with a booze-fueled evening (instigated by a female). Its taken several days to get back into the flow so I don’t yet know how long this can go on for. If it turns out to be a longer-term substantial change, it’s quite something. Only time will tell…
For now, I’ve got myself some keto strips!
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p.s. have you tried this and experienced these benefits? Keen to hear in the comments if you have…