Join me in Bali for a 6-night yoga & meditation retreat this October. Early bird rates closing soon on July 15. Go to lilab.life/baliretreat to book.
Andy Storch is a consultant, coach, facilitator and host of the podcast The Entrepreneur Hotseat. Andy specializes in helping leaders lead, sellers sell, businesses flourish and ambitious business professionals perform at their highest level. Most importantly, Andy is a husband and father of two kids and is devoted to living a healthy and happy lifestyle no matter what comes his way.
I met Andy last year at Podcast Movement and recently he showed up on my newsfeed sharing that he had just completed 450 daily meditations in a row, less one day that he missed due to jet lag. So I thought it would be great to get him on the show to find out how he accomplished such a great achievement and how his daily practice is impacting his health, happiness, relationships and performance.
Andy started to see a pattern in the entrepreneurial community where meditation was getting talked about more and more and noticed that the most successful people all seemed to be meditating so he thought it would give it a go.
- Silence (meditation)
He introduced everything at the same time and got up to 200 days of doing every element. He founds ways to be creative in how to fit his exercise and meditation into each day, no matter where he was or what he was doing.
“It’s about repetition, and commitment and creating a habit. So I started doing all these things together and now they are a regular part of my routine and they are things that make me, in my opinion, a better person, more successful and I’ve been achieving a lot of things and it all started when I started this routine 2 years ago. “
What’s changed as a result of meditation:
He became a performance coach, joined a mastermind group for dad’s, starting mastermind, attending more events, a stronger commitment to be a great Dad and husband. Found new business opportunities, started a podcast.
Built more confidence and having more fun and enjoyment in life. Built the confidence to match the ambition that he always had. Feels happy, motivated, energetic to help and inspire others. Invested in himself and surrounding himself with people who do great things and raises him up. Growing and learning and enjoying the journey.
As a parent – its been all about having more patience with my kids who are experiencing strong emotions and tantrums. Allows me to breathe, not raise my voice and be a calm and peaceful energy for them.
No phone Sundays or from 6-9PM in the evenings. And stop multitasking. My advice to a lot of people is: recognise that you can’t try to be present with the people around you. Stop texting when people are talking to you, it’s the most annoying thing.
How do you meditate?:
- 10 minutes a day using the Calm App. That’s it! He’s never more than 30 minutes a day.
We talk about headstands and doing fun challenges in airports and how that relates to courage! Asking for hep is one of the most courageous things you can do. Asking for help pushes past the fear that we are not good enough.
We spend so much time worrying about what other people think of us and actually they don’t care, they’re too busy worrying about their own stuff.
When you do courageous things not only do you build your own confidence but you inspire other people to do cool, big, fun things.
Learn more about Andy – check out his two podcasts:
The Talent Development Hot Seat
The Calm App
The Miracle Morning – Hal Elrod
The 10X Rule – Grant Cardone
Greg McKeown – Essentialism
The 4-hour Work Week – Tim Ferris