Hey everyone, this is Russell Brunson and welcome to Marketing In Your Bed. That’s right, I am still laying in bed right now. Hey everyone, so this is a special episode. It is the day after Christmas and I am laying in my bed, like I said. I am not going to be driving to the office today. I’m hanging out with the kids, having fun and yesterday was Christmas and it was awesome. The day before Christmas, I think I did a podcast, it was snowing and so we went and built huge snow forts, which was awesome.
Then Christmas eve, we were up super late. My family tradition, my wife and I’s tradition, well it’s more mine, I don’t think she really likes it, my favorite Christmas show is Family Man with Nicholas Cage. We stayed up all night watching Family Man and wrapping presents, which was awesome. Went to bed at about 2:00 and then the kids have a rule that they’re not allowed into our room until 7, so I think they were up at about 3:00 in the morning and they’re sitting there in their rooms waiting until 7. At 7:00, they run down and wake us all up for Christmas. I only had four or five hours of sleep, so we were pretty beat.
We did Christmas and then, I thought, you know what, it’s Christmas, I’m going to eat and do whatever I want. I had like 20 bowls of cereal. I had Fruity Pebbles cereal. I had Reese’s Puffs cereal. I had Marshmallow Mateys cereal. I had every cereal we had, I had a bowl of that. I bought my own pint of egg nog. I drank that. Oh, so good. By the way, egg nog, I found out, for a half a cup has like 23 grams of sugar. Maybe it was 33. It was something crazy like that.
Yeah, yesterday, I was like, “You know what, screw it, I’m eating whatever I want.” I ate whatever I want. What was interesting is throughout the day, I could not keep my eyes open, I couldn’t keep my body awake. Collette and I both kept passing out. She would pass out on the couch after the whole opening presents and they’re playing and she’s passed out and I wanted to too. I was like, “Okay, I’ve got to stay awake,” because of Norah. She could choke on half the new stuff we got. I’m watching Norah. Collette slept for two hours and then Norah fell asleep, so I laid down and boom I was gone.
Then the whole day, we were half awake, half asleep the whole day. I felt like a mummy. I felt like I was like this … I don’t know, I couldn’t keep my eyes open. Then, this morning I woke up and I feel like I got hit by a train. I feel horrible and I realized, my voice sounds kind of funny right now, it had to do with the fuel I was putting in my body. I was putting in horrible food because I could barely keep my eyes open throughout the day. It is amazing, because I eat pretty clean typically. If you follow me at all, you know I eat a really high-fat diet, low carbs, things like that, and I usually feel amazing. I usually have a ton of energy and I usually just feel really, really good.
Even the fact my testosterone levels are super low and my testosterone doctor was like, “How are you standing right now?” I’m like, “What do you mean?” He’s like, “This is really low, you should not feel good.” I’m like, “I feel great.” He was like, “That doesn’t make any sense.”
Because of my diet, I feel really, really good all time. Yesterday, after eating probably what most people eat normally, I felt like garbage. I couldn’t even keep my eyes open. I literally, the whole day, felt like I was in this foggy haze where I couldn’t even keep my eyes open. It was horrible. Today I’m going to start eating normal again. I’m really excited just to feel the difference again.
It’s interesting, the fuel you put in your body, how big of an effect it has, I was thinking, I don’t think most people in the world, and maybe you at this point, and this is why I’m sharing this, if you’re eating cereal for breakfast and stuff, it’s destroying your performance. I can tell you now, after seeing the way that most Americans eat, it’s bad. I couldn’t keep my eyes open. How do you function? How do you expect to come in and dominate whatever you do if you feel like that? It has 100% to do with the fuel you’re eating.
You know, it’s interesting, I was just like that my whole life. I never knew it, because I know it had a bad effect on me because you’re always in that state, you assume that’s what you’re supposed to feel like, right? I was always in that state and then first when I started thinking about it differently is when I went to a Tony Robbins event and I still remember one of the interesting things he talked about was, he talked about the flu, and showed the science behind a flu shot and how basically the whole thing is pretty much a big scam.
All it is is a way for these guys to make billions and billions and billions of dollars but how there’s no actual proof that any of it really works. Then they started showing the proof of what is shown that the truth is, is Halloween comes around, we eat a whole crap ton of candy and then Thanksgiving comes, we eat a whole bunch of horrible food and then Christmas comes, then New Year comes, and it’s like a month and a half, two months of just horrible eating. By about January, so our body is so broken down that we start getting the flu. It shows its direct correlation to the holiday eating patterns and flu viruses and how that’s how that goes, interesting.
That year, I remember we went down to my parents’ house for Thanksgiving dinner, or for maybe it was Christmas, I can’t remember. Yes, it was Thanksgiving. On the drive down, we all got sick. My wife got sick. My daughter got sick. They nicknamed that Thanksgiving “Tsunami Collette” because my wife started it, she got sick first, and by the time we were done, everyone in the whole entire house, all my cousins and everyone had gotten sick.
I was thinking about it. That was the first time I started thinking, “Man, it’s because of all this crap we’re eating,” and that’s what Tony said. Now I try to, especially during the holidays, I’m very conscious of what I eat. Last week, we did a juice fast the whole week before Christmas. I’m like, “I want to protect myself from feeling the way I feel right this second.” Yesterday, I thought, you know what, who cares, I’m just going to go and live it up for a day. It’s just crazy interesting, and I believe in what Tony said, you know, that year we all got the flu and that year, it was weird because that year we actually had flu shots.
Then every year since then, we have never had flu shots, so I think we’re pretty anti-flu shots now and we’ve never been sick during a holiday since. It’s really, really weird the correlation of what we’re eating and how we’re feeling and how we’re getting sick and the flus and all these things, has 100% to do with the fuel we’re putting our bodies. Just wanted to record this for myself and for everyone else, to document why as I’m laying here in bed, how I’m feeling. I feel … My nose is stuffed, my brain’s all foggy. I feel like, ugh, I don’t even want to move. It all is from yesterday’s carb binge. It was horrible. It was amazing, it tasted good. I’m not going to lie. Yeah, it was really, really bad.
If you’re not feeling like you’re in a spot every morning when you wake up where you just want to dominate the world and take over everything, and you feel like just ugh all the time, or if you don’t feel great all the time, you just feel normal, normal is not a good thing. I think what I felt yesterday is what normal people feel like every day. It scares me. I feel so bad for everybody now. If you want to feel amazing, it’s time to shift your diet and think differently about how you’re eating. Yeah, that’s my message for today.
I am going to eat really, really good today and see how quick it can counteract. Our bodies are amazing how fast they can respond to things. I’m going to go eat some good stuff, flip it around and see if a day of amazing eating will counteract a day of crap eating.
All right guys, so that’s it. Getting out of bed now. Going to go conquer the day. I will talk to you guys all again soon. Bye everybody.