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Business, Sales,

Why Making Sales is Like Having Sex and How to Dominate

Much of the reason why I was struggling for so long with successfully launching my business, Ultimate Freedom Lifestyle, was because, up until now, I’ve been trying to short cut everything.

Expecting people who don’t know anything about me or what I have to offer (cold traffic) to randomly see one of my ads and miraculously and instantly become a customer.

Just not how shit works—at least not for what I offer.

Just like in dating, you don’t walk up to a girl and say, “Hey, wanna fuck?!”

Sounds ridiculous, but that’s exactly what I was doing with potential customers.

What I lacked wasn’t work ethic. But rather patience.

I didn’t want to take the extra time to do it right.

I wanted to be successful NOW.

I wanted to be free NOW.

So I did the bear minimum to get things up and running as fast as possible.

But that’s just not how shit works.

Unless you’re selling a garden hose, a relationship needs to be built with the customer before hand.

Just like in dating, you approach a girl, spark attraction, ask for her number, call/text her, banter back and forth, setup a time to chill, do fun activities… then, after the sexual tension is too much to bear, you do REALLY FUN activities…

This is the step by step process for not only dating, but also selling.

Sure, you can hack the process and get her in bed by 2:30am, but 95% of the time the sex sucks and the relationship doesn’t last.

Are you trying to make a quick unfulfilling sale? Or build a strong brand with Apple-like loyalty where your customers write you love letters and rave to all their friends about you?

The point here is that it pays off to think long term and play the long game.

95% of everyone in every industry plays the short game because, initially, that seems like the path of least resistance.

But it’s not.

Hence why there are so few people and organizations at the top, and so many struggling at the bottom.

Short term thinking only leads to short term gains, and your life becomes one big never-ending hustle.

Hustle is a great word. Especially great in the beginning of your entrepreneurial journey.

But hustling the rest of your life day-in and day-out just to make next month’s rent is for amateurs.

You level up by sacrificing short term gains today for long term residual wins tomorrow.

It’ll be harder and they’ll be a wider time-gap between work and reward… at first.

But in the end, you’ll pass everyone by who took the “shortcut.”

Classic tortoise and hare story.

Now, for the moment of truth…

Ya gotta ask yourself: are you playing the long game… or the short game?

Are you the tortoise… or the hare?

bitcoin, Financial,

Why I’m Betting on Bitcoin (and You Should Too)

I’ve had a lot of really smart and wealthy investors tell me that Bitcoin is shit. And from some of their positions, I might agree. But that’s certainly not the vast majority’s position.
And honestly, that’s not really what this is about.
What this is about is rapid and disruptive change. For hundreds, and in many cases, thousands of years, we’ve been doing shit this one way.
Then the internet said, WHAT UP!
And it’s fucking changing everything!
It’s even gonna change us. But we’ll save that convo for another time.
For now, let’s just say it’s gonna change the financial industry.
All these corrupt banks who’ve been fucking us for as long as they’ve existed, their gig is up.
They’re like ABC, NBC, and CBS.
Something that once mattered, but no longer does.
It’s still there, but not really.
And ya know what’s gonna fuck up their whole game plan?
Crypto currencies are gonna change the world.
That’s because cryptos are gonna slowly replace fiat currency—a currency that you can print more of, and in the process, devalue everyone’s hard earned money.
And a massive shock wave is gonna rip through the old financial system to make way for a monstrous paradigm shift in money. And really, business too.
So Bitcoin isn’t going anywhere. I can promise you that.
It’s gonna skyrocket and crash like a wave a hundred times.
But it’s long term direction is exponentially up.
And that’s all that matters.
It’s important to note that Bitcoin ISN’T a stock.
It’s a currency.
As Bitcoin’s popularity increases, soon you won’t have to sell it.
You’ll just spend it.
Another thing you gotta realize is that Bitcoin is just one currency.
Just like Fiat money—the US dollar, the Canadian dollar, the Austrailian dollar, the Euro, the Colombian Peso, etc, etc, etc— there will be many types of cryptos that’ll eventually hit the main stage and stay for the foreseeable future.
It’s not a zero sum game.
One crypto doesn’t have to loose for another crypto to win.
Many cryptos can—and will—win.
Should you sell your house so you can invest in Crypto?
I don’t know—how fucking crazy are you?!
I don’t know what you should do, but here’s how I look at it.
Crypto is going to turn a lot of broke mo-fo’s into millionaires.
They’ll probably spend it all on vacations and frivolous bullshit and be broke again within a year, but nevertheless, it’s going to happen.
In fact, it’s already happened. There are Bitcoin millionaires floating around everywhere.
Lastly, any money I put into Bitcoin or crypto, I’m fully willing to lose and wait no less than 5 years for it to mature.
I don’t day-trade.
I don’t get greedy.
I don’t get emotional.
I just look at the data, make my decision, and walk away.
Most days I don’t check the price of Bitcoin.
If it goes down, I laugh.
If it goes up, I laugh.
It’s all a fun game for me.
My belief is that Bitcoin and crypto is going to change the world, and that’s it.

If I’m wrong, then I’m wrong.

But I’ll take my chances on making history.

If you wanna buy some Bitcoin, it’s really simple:

NOTE: I recommend Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Litecoin. I think they’re all going to do well. But outside of that, I’m not educated enough on ICO’s and the potential that exists out there to give recommendations. At least not right now.

Open up a Coinbase account — the most trusted and popular Bitcoin exchange in the world.

You can use my affiliate link, which, if you buy at least $100 worth of Bitcoin, we’ll both earn an extra $10 in Bitcoin as an incentive for opening an account (if you use a credit card, add $5 to cover the processing fee).

You can get started by:

  1. Clicking here:
  2. Connect a bank account or credit card.
  3. Buy some Bitcoin.

Price of Bitcoin seconds before I publish this: $10,144

Sign up to “my newsletter” (I don’t have a name for it yet). I send one email a week with stuff you wanna see, maybe: sign up here.

Of course, I have to say this—I am not a financial advisor. I do not guarantee any returns. This is simply my opinion and you should make your own informed decisions by doing your due diligence in terms of investing research. (And I actually DO believe this—you should do your own research!)

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bitcoin, Breaking Free, Financial, investing, stock market,

Investing For Beginners: How to Make Money Doing (Almost) Nothing

A lot of you have been asking me what you should invest in. So I’ll collectively answer your questions in this post.

First things first, investing, especially in today’s business climate, is so much easier than many might think. And this post aims at dispelling the fears that hold us back from getting ahead.

Money is important to us. It gives us the power and freedom to eat, have a roof over our heads, fuel up our transportation, buy new clothes and other necessities, go out for a night of fun, travel to far away destinations, and so much more!

But for the many of you who don’t have excess money just lying around, and work really hard for the little money you do have, it can be incredibly frightening to just hand your money over to some “investment.”

There are a lot of bad investments and scams out there, and you need to protect yourself against that stuff.

However, there’s never been a better time in history to be an investor!

And it’s also pretty simple if you make the right moves and focus on thinking long term, opposed to tomorrow, next month, or even next year.

So let’s dive into it and hopefully by the end of this, you’ll feel more comfortable about taking CALCULATED risks.

Nothing in life is a guarantee. But, as the saying goes, you gotta play to win!

Or better yet, “You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.”

So, I would like to discuss 3 possible investment routes you can take, which I think you should be mindful of:

1) Bitcoin & other emerging cryptocurrencies
2) Top tech stocks & start-ups that show great potential
3) Overseas real estate in developing countries

Alright, so let’s dive right into this!

1) Bitcoin & other emerging cryptocurrencies

Bitcoin is up 806% this year!

In other words, if you invested $1000 1 yr ago, today you’d have $8060.

Basically you’d have made $7060 for doing nothing but buying some Bitcoin.

Now, if you had invested your tax return of, lets say, $4000, you would have made close to $30,000 in 1 year.

Again, for doing nothing.

The reason for this rapid growth is because Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies in general are new to the scene and can be viewed as an infant that will soon grow much larger into an adult. That’s the exponential wave we’re riding.

NOTE: Most people think linearly, such as 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. But today, many industries are growing exponentially! In other words, 1, 2, 4, 8, 16, 32! You see the difference?! The result linearly in 6 spaces, is 6. But exponentially, the result is 32. And it gets way crazier from there… 64, 128, 256, 512, and so on. If we did that linearly, we’d only be at 10! Not 512. So, how this relates is, many companies, cryptocurrencies, and other investments are growing exponentially! In other words, they’re growing REALLY FAST! Faster than we’ve ever seen before. And where there is growth, there is money to be made in investing!!

So back to Bitcoin…

Right now, less than 1% of the World population is using Bitcoin. But that’s changing quickly because people and companies are beginning to trust Bitcoin, which means that it’ll more than likely grow well into a double digit percentage within the next 5 to 10 years.

Maybe sooner, who knows!

Right now Bitcoin is valued at $6,606 in US dollars (that could change by the time you read this!).

But Bitcoin’s estimate of future values ranges from $100,000 to $1,000,000.

So if we take the average estimate of future value of $500,000, and you invest in Bitcoin now at $6,606, then when it matures, you’ll have made a 7500% return.

In other words, if you invest $10,000 into Bitcoin right now, you’ll have $750,000 when it matures in, let’s say, 5-10 years.

That’s not too bad for doing nothing. And it’ll cost you less than a decent used car.

It’s really as simple as that—Bitcoin is hot right now and it’s almost guaranteed to shoot up. But you have a window of opportunity. Once Bitcoin is accepted and used by most companies and people, it’s price will level off, and it’s growth will become ultra slow.

Personally, I think this is the best bet you can make right now if you don’t know much about investing. And personally, I would go all in. And then not look at the price for another 5-10 years.

Just hold it.

And I might add, you don’t want to get trapped on the emotional rollercoaster of investing.

What I mean by that is, most people make decisions emotionally. And emotions can make people think and behave irrationally. And this absolutely affects the price of stocks, currencies, real estate, and other investments.

Day to day, week to week, even year to year, the price of shit can go way up—and way down.

But that’s okay!


Because you want to be a smart investor! And, in my opinion, smart investors think long-term!

Unless of course you’re a day trader, which I absolutely do not recommend anyone become if they are new to investing.

Take Amazon for example…

Take a look at the progression here and how crazy the ups and downs (volatility) looks in the short term—1 day, 5 days, 1 month, 1 year—and then compare that to the seemingly smooth progression of the stock at 5 years, and the entirety of Amazon’s existence as a publicly traded company, 20 years.


I hope that conveys the point I’m trying to make here, which is that a short term perspective can be deceiving, which can negatively influence you to take your money out because you think the world is crumbling!

But if you focus on long term results, you won’t end up getting trapped in an emotional death spiral.

Remember, the ups and downs (volatility) of a stock can be influenced by news articles, the economy, wars, and so much shit it’s mind boggling. But in the long term, most of those variables become irrelevant.

Again, the stock market and investing in general is absolutely more complicated than I’m making it out to be at the moment. But in the context of something like Bitcoin or Top Tech Stocks, I don’t really think so. Nothing in life is guaranteed, but you gotta take some level of risk if you want to take leaps forward financially, or in life in general.

This is where investing in many industries and owning many forms of investments (public equity, private equity, real estate, etc) minimizes your risk of losing it all!

This is referred to as “diversifying.”

Diversifying minimizes your risk in case the entire real estate market collapses, like it did in 2008 due to the subprime mortgage crash.

But even catastrophes such as that one can be weathered by long term thinking. If you hold, don’t sell, and wait out the storm, it’s very possible you’ll lose nothing.

So… again, back to Bitcoin.

If you’d like to buy some Bitcoin, it’s really simple:

  1. Open up a Coinbase account — the most trusted and popular Bitcoin exchange in the world. You can use my affiliate link, which, if you buy at least $100 worth of Bitcoin, we’ll both earn an extra $10 in Bitcoin as an incentive for opening an account (if you use a credit card, add $5 to cover the processing fee). You can get started by clicking here:
  2. Connect a bank account or credit card.
  3. Buy some Bitcoin.

And it’s that simple. Now you’re an investor!!

So, moving forward…

2) Top tech stocks & start-ups that show great potential

I love Tech stocks, because although we may think we’re over the hill and have advanced in technology as much as we will, we’re still in the infant stage of where technology is headed.

Here is a list of tech industries that are about to boom in the next 5, 10, 20, and even 30 years:

  • Ai — Artificial Intelligence
  • Ar — Augmented Reality
  • VR — Virtual Reality
  • Biotech — New technology that will revolutionize health, medicine, and our relationship with our doctor.
  • Robotics & automation
  • Self-driving cars
  • Space Travel
  • New high tech cities and construction
  • And many more!

What this means for an investor is that this is just the beginning and we haven’t seen shit yet!

Which means there’s still a ton of room for growth. And if there’s a ton of room for growth, that means there’s a lot of money to be made if you’re invested.

And more than likely, all of the tech companies I’m going to mention below are already diving into one or more of the new industries I mentioned above, which will allow them to continue to experience exponential growth.

For example, Apple is already working on their own self-driving car as well as innovating in AR.

And Google has purchased all the top robotics companies in the world, so imagine Google connected to robots! (Might even sound a bit scary?! lol)

So, as an example, here is the stock growth of each of the top 5 tech companies over the last year:

Tesla — 67%
Netflix — 57%
Apple — 48%
Amazon — 40%
Google — 30%

Back in the day, it was highly unlikely to see a 41 year old company go up 50% in one year and be worth close to 1 trillion dollars. But, in the case of Apple, one of the top tech companies in the world, that’s exactly what’s happening today.

I mean, that’s insane!

However, to truly appreciate what I’m sharing with you, you gotta understand how compounding interest works. If you don’t, stop what you’re doing right now and Google it!

If these companies experience a modest 30% growth year over year for the next 20 years (which really isn’t that long), then… ya know what, fuck it!—Lets just do the math!

I’m going to use a compounding interest calculator, which you can find on Google as well 🙂

If you invested $10,000 in a company’s stock, never invested another dime the rest of your life, and that stock made an average of 15% year over year for the next 20 years…

You’d have close to $200,000.

But here’s where it gets really fucking nuts…

If you waited another 10 years, you’d have…

$700,000!! 😳

THAT’S the power of compounding interest!

And that’s only on one $10,000 investment. Imagine if you kept investing the rest of your life by investing 10-20% of your yearly income!

I’m 30 now. If I waited until 60 for that money to mature, I think I’d be a pretty happy camper if I decided to retire. And don’t forget, our generation will most likely live to 100 or more due to advancements in Health, Medicine and BioTech. So again, think long term! (I can’t say that enough!)

Now, of course, the stock market is more complicated than I’m making it out to be. But if you diversify across companies and industries, hold your positions, and don’t get wrapped up in the emotional bullshit of the ups and downs of the stock market (or any market) due to things like recessions and public emotional roller coaster rides that influence prices, then, more than likely, you’re going to make out like a bandit!

Another thing, I’m not saying the above stocks are the absolute best investments you can make around the world (investments that will experience the most possible growth in the least amount of time).

Because they’re not.

What I’m saying is that, if you have a limited knowledge of investing and want an excellent “set it & forget it” approach, then this is one of the best paths you can take in my opinion.

I look at top tech companies as great long-term investments. Investments you can feel confident about over the long-term.

Just dump in the money your willing to invest and watch the stock (or stocks) climb over time.


  1. Download the Robinhood App
  2. Connect your Bank Account or Credit/Debit Card
  3. Buy stocks!

That easy my friends… and that is fucking awesome BTW!! Was never this easy and used to cost at least $5 a trade. Lucky you, cuz now it’s free!

Moving forward…

3) Overseas real estate in developing countries

Now, this is probably way too advanced for you right now, but I think you should keep this investment opportunity front and center in your mind.

That’s because I believe overseas real estate in developing countries is an incredible investment. And that’s because I’ve seen it first hand!

For example, I’ve been living on and off in Medellin, Colombia for the last few years, and over that period of time, I watched the real estate go up somewhere in the ballpark of 50%. It could actually be more now. Medellin, Colombia is a hidden gem the world is just now discovering and is attracting tourists and investors like bees to honey.

And if you’re collecting rents, which of course you should be, not only are you making money through the value of your equity (ownership of property), you’ll also have cashflow coming in from rents that will continue to increase in value over time. And money being deposited in your account for doing essentially nothing (given you have a management company watching shit for you) is amazing!!

The reason why such RE investments are very much worth giving your attention to, is because, lets face it, America is in decline. I mean, fuck!—Donald Trump is our president. It made me cringe just saying that. So yeah, the U.S. is sort of leveling off and, I believe, will lose much of it’s remaining world power stature over the next 10 years or so. So, you can make money in America buying real estate. No question! But if you want to ride the wave of exponential growth, you should certainly consider investing in real estate in developing countries.

I’ll stop there for now, because if you’re new to investing, overseas investing may not be something you need to (or can) focus on right now.
Just keep it in mind for when you’re ready!

INVESTOR RESOURCES — shit that’ll educate you on investing so you can become truly free and crush life!

  • Cody Shirk — (Make sure to sign up to his newsletter. Seriously! It’s amazing!) —Cody takes the boring out of financial education. He’s a surfing buddy of mine who travels all over the world looking for the best investments and has a partnership program you can buy into (he finds the best global investments for you!). But maybe the best thing about Cody, is that he has by far the best investment newsletter I’ve personally ever seen. About twice a week, he sends you a short and easy to read email that teaches you something epic about investing, and offers you up incredible investment ideas on a silver platter. Highly recommended if you hate the typical dry investor jargon used in most financial newsletters and publications.
  • The Craziest (But Most Awesome) YouTube Video on the Future of this World — it will help you understand what the next 30 years of advancements in tech are going to look like on planet earth. DO NOT MISS THIS!! Seriously.
  • The Intelligent Investor by Benjamin Graham — the most renowned and successful investor in the world, Warren Buffet, swears by the lessons that are taught in this book. It’s the basis for everything he does in business. It’s a thick book, but if you invest the time, it’ll make you A LOT of money and change your life!
  • Warren Buffet — Speaking of, here’s a YouTube search for Warren Buffet videos. I love listening to this guy talk! Genius (yet simple) ideas come streaming out of his mouth without refrain. I always study the best of the best. And that’s because there’s a reason why they’re so successful! And let me give you a hint…. it has NOTHING to do with luck. You can be lucky once or twice, but you can’t be the best for long on luck alone. And the same is true for investors. The best investors in the world use the best strategies in the world. Period. So learn from them! YouTube is especially great for this. Ps… Warren Buffet’s most recent documentary is fucking incredible. You’ll see it when you click that magical link.
  • Financial Times — this is a digital “newspaper” publication that offers up global articles for the smart hardcore investor in mind. It’s hard to find intelligent articles in most newspapers, because lets face it, most people in general aren’t that educated or ambitious. So a lot of the articles you see floating around the world are targeting low-income and relatively uneducated people—because those people make up the bulk of the world. If you want super smart and super blunt articles about what’s going on in the world financially and otherwise, the Financial Times is bad ass! But I will say, the subscription is NOT cheap. But the way I see it, if you wanna get ahead in life, you gotta pay the price one way or another for your education—be it hard knock lessons or paying to learn from the best in the world.
  • Investopedia — I’ve found this site to be a great place to learn the language of investing and other stuff that matters in the investment world. They also have a newsletter that teaches you new terms and offers up some info on what’s going on in the world.

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Of course, I have to say this, but I am not a financial advisor. I do not guarantee any returns. This is simply my opinion and you should make your own informed decisions by doing your due diligence in terms of investing.

Breaking Free, Mental, Mindset,

How to Free Yourself by Asking Better Questions

“Quality questions create a quality life. Successful people ask better questions, and as a result, they get better answers.” –Tony Robbins

Your mind works like Google. And like Google, the answers you get back are based on the questions you ask.

When you ask poor questions, you get poor answers….

YOU: Why am I so fat?

YOUR BRAIN: Because you’re a pig!/Because you’re a lazy jerk!/Because donuts are delicious!

Ya see, your brain is going to find an answer to match the question you asked it.

The key, then, is to ask your brain quality questions. Quality questions that are going to lead to quality circumstances.

So the better question is…

YOU: How can I make it easier and cheaper to eat healthier?/What healthy foods do I already love that will help me lose weight naturally?/What can I learn from this situation that will help me look and feel fantastic forever?/How do I look and feel when I eat shitty processed food, and conversely, how do I look and feel when I eat real quality food?

[NOTE: the key is to attach pleasure to the desirable action (eating healthy), and attach pain to the undesirable action (eating shitty). Having to and wanting to, are two entirely different positions which create two entirely different results. When you remind yourself that eating healthy gives you energy, increases your mental clarity, increases your confidence, lowers your anxiety, statistically increases how much you earn, makes you look sexier, and attracts suitors to you…. now eating healthy looks a lot more attractive and is much easier to follow through on… rather than having an uninspiring goal of…. “I’m fat and wanna lose weight so I HAVE TO eat better.” That sort of mental framework won’t inspire you to achieve shit.]

Can you think of a time when you or someone you know asked a poor question??

Frequently, I’ll hear frustrated parents say to their disobedient kids…… “WHAT’S WRONG WITH YOU?!?!” (albeit, this is the same way they talk to themselves and/or lover(s))

I always shake my head when I hear that. Which is often.

Little do these parents realize, in that way they are literally training their kids to subconsciously think there’s something wrong with them. It may be subtle. But nevertheless, still powerful.

The parents who do it right will calmly pull their child aside, crouch down to the child’s level, and say something such as, “Honey, why do you think (doing x-action) wasn’t a good choice?”

Yes, it takes more time and consideration, be it a parent or individual. However, this added effort will reap better results, and in the long run, save you much time and effort.

Remember, the quality of questions you ask yourself on a daily basis will determine the quality of your life. Period.

So how can you apply this lesson to your life right now? What are some better questions you could be asking yourself? It’ll make all the difference in your life!

Live different. Live free.



Food (energy), Food Fuel, Keto Recipes, Recipes,

Kurshot’s Amazing Mayo Recipe

I admit the image could be better, but like the “custom” label says… this stuff is AMAZING!!

Since I’m on the Keto Diet and need to get 70%+ of my calories from fat, I wanted to make something super tasty that allowed me to quickly consume a large quantity of fat calories.

What better than MAYO!!!

I love mayo so much, but in the past, I was always told how bad it is for your health and yadda yadda.

The good news is, now I know that’s bullshit. Especially on the Keto Diet.

Well, sort of.

The thing is, like most of America’s “food” industry, Hellman’s uses soybean oil, sugar, and other garbage in their recipe.

If I was gonna be consuming a ton of this stuff, I wanted it to contain food that was actually good for me, opposed to the toxic shit sold on store shelves across the country.

So here’s what I came up with…


Ingredients I use:

  • 1 Cup of UNrefined Coconut Oil
  • 1/4 Cup of Olive Oil
  • 2 Yolks from Large Pastured Eggs (not to be confused with “free range” eggs, which is marketing bullshit. The only eggs that come from hens who are allowed to go outside and eat worms and grubs like they’re supposed to (not grain feed) are “pastured” eggs. The box will say Pastured.
  • 1 Whole Large Pastured Egg (3 total eggs used)
  • 11/2 Tsp of Bragg’s Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 11/2 Tsp of Fresh Lemon Juice
  • 1 Tsp of Dijon Mustard
  • 2 Garlic Cloves
  • 1 Tsp of Salt (or more if you’d like)

How I make it:

  1. Put all the ingredients in a Food Processor EXCEPT the Olive and Coconut Oil. (You can also use a blender such as the Nutri-Bullet, but it’ll probably get a lot messier. And I haven’t tried whisking it, so you’re on your own there lol. The ingredients don’t blend easily, so it’ll take some time I’m sure.)
  2. Blend all of that for 30 seconds to a minute.
  3. Then SLOWLY pour a little bit of the oils in at a time (I have no idea why, but it was recommended in nearly every mayo recipe I looked up). This usually takes me about 2-3 minutes at least, so don’t rush it. And if you want the mayo to be thicker or thinner, then add more or less of the oils. So to be clear, the more oil you add, the thicker it gets. And vice versa.
  4. Bottle that shit and enjoy the best mayo in the world — Kurshot’s Amazing Mayo!


Ps… I found the side note below on Epicurious, a pretty legit food site. It just goes to show you the difference between “normal” eggs and pastured eggs…

Raw egg is not recommended for infants, the elderly, pregnant women, and people with weakened immune systems. To avoid the risk of salmonella infection, you can use pasteurized egg yolk instead.”


Dieting, Food (energy), Physical,

How I’m Losing Weight Quickly and Easily without Feeling Hungry

For the last week or so, I’ve been leveraging the Ketogenic Diet to rapidly lose weight.

It takes a little while for the body to adjust to using fat for calories instead of carbs, and can take up to 3 weeks for your body to fully adjust, but it seems that my body has adjusted!

I’ve been eating essentially one meal spread out over 6 hours (from about 4-10pm) for 4 days now and feel little to no hunger.

In that short time, I’ve already lost a considerable amount of weight (about 5 pounds so far), which I gained from eating a considerable amount of pizza over a long period of time (no regrets).

So here’s what I’ve been eating/doing…

The first part of my one meal consists of 30-40 grams of quality protein:

  • grass fed beef
  • pasture raised eggs
  • whole foods tuna
  • wild planet sardines
  • crown prince oysters
  • wild caught fish like salmon and cod

This occurs right after my 10 minute workout at the outdoor gym on Miami Beach, which includes:

  • 1-2 sets of pull ups and push-ups
  • 2 intense sprints 50 yards in length

A few hours later, I’ll eat a whole avocado, which provides good fat calories and a lot of potassium. On the Keto diet, you pee out a lot of your electrolytes such potassium, sodium and magnesium. I use avocados, a lot of salt, and Natural Calm to remedy this.

And finally, a few hours before bed, I’ll enjoy a robust salad that includes:

  • Spinach (3 ounces or more)
  • Cucumber (half)
  • Tomatoe (1)
  • Red Onion (1 slice chopped up)
  • Broccoli (a handful)
  • Apple Cider Vinegar (2-3 cap fulls)
  • Olive Oil (a tablespoon)
  • Sea salt & Ground pepper (as much or little as you want)

In total, about 1000 calories a day, or less than half my daily caloric requirements, which allows me to shed a ton of body fat very quickly.

Mind you, I have little to no cravings for food. Since my body is now geared to use body fat for fuel instead of carbs, the cravings are just gone!

I should add, in the morning or afternoon, I drink about 2-3 cups of Yerba Matte and/or Coffee.

Sometimes I add a total of 150 calories of MCT oil and Grass Fed Butter to my coffee, which I blend together effortlessly with a Nutri-Bullet. It makes black coffee taste incredible and offers a source of high quality fat calories.

All in all, I’m loving the Keto Diet 🙂

If any of you have any questions or want to know more about the Ketogenic Diet, go here or let me know in the comments below or on my Facebook and I’d be happy to help.

Business, Podcast, Success stories,

Garage Band to Grammys: Turning Art into a Career with David Schuler

“Part of being an artist is having an unwavering ability to look fear in the face and be like, ‘Hey, I’m ready to go down in flames in front of everybody for what I just made. And if I do, I don’t give a fuck because it’ll be in the name of what I made and it won’t be in vain. […] The best artists in the world make their art, they get behind it, and they evolve.”  –David Schuler

My longtime friend and 2x Grammy Nominated Producer, David Schuler, has done some pretty epic shit in the music business and he breaks it all down and serves it up to you on a silver platter. If you’re an artist or entrepreneur, this episode is a gold mine! We talk about his entire journey from when he first got interested in music to eventually working with the likes of Pink and John Legend. But what’s great about this conversation is all the juicy details in between that got him there, which you can transfer to your own career and life, whether you’re an aspiring artist, an entrepreneur, or just someone trying to take advantage of your one life.

  • His experience working with John Legend, Pink, and Ricki Lee Coulter
  • Blending art and commerce: how to make money making art
  • Tactics John Mayer used to make it professionally
  • How to overcome fear and ship your art
  • How David and his band got an official spot on Warped Tour by being the “barbecue band”
  • How to be an effective producer so artists are primed to make their best music
  • Why he thinks Los Angeles is the most creatively fertile city in the world
  • And much more…

How To Listen To This Episode

Listen on iTunes here:

Search for “Podcast by Kurshot” on specific podcast app you use.

Download MP3 here: RIGHT CLICK HERE and choose “save as” or “save link as”

You can find David here: @davidschuler (twitter) or @davidjschuler (instagram)


2:00 – Upbringing and growing up in Rochester, fall of Kodak
9:30 – Hobbies before music, Dad recording him as Superman and making other home movies
12:30 – Favorite movies, Superman, Jurassic park
14:15 – Deeper movies he liked, Requiem For A Dream, Black Swan, The Shining, Eyes Wide Shut,
16:00 – Favorite books? Doesn’t like books. Loves podcasts.
19:30 – Thoughts on institutionalized education and ADD and people who have it
28:30 – His experience at a community college and then technical college for music, majored in criminal justice then music
34:00 – How he got into Music, used music to deal with his present day issues
43:30 – Struggles he endured in high school trying to fit in, etc
1:00:00 – More about his journey/climb to where he is today
1:10:00 – Forming his first band and why he would never again present his recorded music in the form of a “rough mix”
1:12:00 – Using energy to create art
1:14:00 – How to think about your art so you can overcome fear and make/ship art YOU are passionate about and care about
1:16:50 – How Rick Rubin achieved success with the artists he worked with and produced for
1:20:00 – His favorite song of all time and figuring out when a song is “done” being made
1:21:30 – How to make great art/original art/”cool shit”
1:28:15 – Breaking down what creativity is and how to be creative
1:30:45 – Making money making art, blending art and commerce
1:33:30 – Tactics John Mayer used to make it professionally
1:40:50 – Putting together his first band, playing live, and going on Warped Tour
1:45:20 – Got an official spot on Warped Tour by being the “barbecue band”
1:47:00 – Warped Tour route schedule and how that gets executed
1:48:30 – How him and his band sold 30,000 records on tour and became the 2nd band ever to chart the billboards without distribution (got attention of Virgin Records and put them in the Rock N’ Roll Hall of Fame)
1:53:00 – The conversation with his mentor, Billy Mann, who helped launch his career working with Pink, John Legend, Ricki Lee Coulter
1:55:30 – What it was like working with big artists and the mindset he uses to be an effective producer so artists are primed to make their best music
1:58:00 – How to produce great art when you’re working with numerous people or arms of the business at once, where everyone has a say
2:02:20 – His first experience working with a huge star artist
2:09:40 – Working with John Legend and becoming a Grammy Nominee
2:17:00 – Working with Pink
2:24:00 – Redefining success, quality over quantity, and finding a balance between achievement and fulfillment
2:31:45 – Why he loves living in Los Angeles and thinks it’s one of the most creatively fertile cities in the world
2:43:00 – Final thoughts including a little on current events
Drinking and Drugging,

How To Eliminate Hangovers Forever

Watched the Super Bowl last night so my girlfriend Felicia and I ordered pizza and drank our asses off.

Nevertheless, I woke up with ZERO hangover.

You might be thinking, how the fuck did you do that Kurshot?!

Well, allow me to explain 😉

(Note: these steps work whether you do this before or after drinking, but they work better if you use preventative measures.)

  1. Lots of potassium before you start drinking. For me it was one large avocado.
  2. Lots of water WITH salt while you drink. So if you wanted to measure this: 1 cup water + pinch of salt PER DRINK
  3. Then before you go to bed, 4 activated charcoal pills you can get at a GNC, The Vitamin Shoppe, etc. If you don’t have that, you can eat burnt toast. That works too.

Three biggest reasons we get hangovers:

  1. We piss out all our electrolytes
  2. Become super dehydrated
  3. And are left with a bunch of toxins in our system.

The potassium and salt deal with the electrolytes.

The water deals with the dehydration.

And the charcoal pills (or burnt toast) help clean out the toxins.


Now go enjoy your life without fearing the all mighty hangover 😉

Ps… everyone gets different results, but using this method consistently makes me feel 80-90% better than I would had I not taken any of these measures.

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Dieting, Food (energy), Food Fuel,

Why I’m Loving My New Ketogenic Diet (Hint: It includes eating lots of Bacon)

I’m absolutely LOVING my new ketogenic diet and here’s why…

First things first, I DON’T recommend the keto diet to 99% of the population for the simple fact that it’s super challenging to adhere to considering I can’t eat any starchy carbs and it requires monitoring and recording my nutrition, at least initially.

However, and it’s a BIG however, what I can eat is just about everything else mouth watering in this world such as heaps of bacon, cheese, steak, lots and lots of fat and butter, and yes, even pizza (by modifying the ingredients for the dough).

Essentially all my calories will come from 75% fat, 20% protein, and less than 5% carbs coming mostly from non-starchy vegetables like asparagus, broccoli, and dark leafy greens (spinach, kale, etc).

Ya see, our bodies aren’t really designed for ingesting  large amounts of carbs and performs much better on a high fat/low carb diet.

So eating a fuck ton of natural fats is not only ok, it’s GREAT for you.

And that’s not all.
Here’s the money shot: once my body assimilates to using fat (instead of carbs) for its primary energy source…

I’ll be able to go all day without feeling hungry, if, let’s say, I’m focused on work and don’t want to bother with eating.

I’ll have a nearly unlimited source of energy and never get bogged down, since your body can store much more fat than carbs (should have done this for Bike To Believe).

I’ll think clearer and have more energy (already feeling it and it’s insane).

I’ll experience lower blood pressure, a drop in cholesterol, decrease in joint stiffness and pain, much better sleep, and the best part is…

I’ll actually lose weight!! Which I already am.

It’s insane.

Again, this is not an easy to diet to learn or adhere to and initially requires a tremendous amount of discipline and patience, so I don’t recommend it for everyone.

But for those who are strong enough mentally and are willing to stick it out long enough to start seeing and feeling the tremendous results, it’s SO worth it.

Here are the BEST RESOURCES I’ve found:

Ruled.Me – best site I’ve found that covers absolutely everything you need to master the ketogenic diet. – Download the app to your phone for the best way (imo) to count calories and make sure you’re covering all your nutritional bases. – This app is suppose to be better and is recommended by the guy I’m about to recommend you learn more from. I’m looking into it now as we speak. My only issue with this app is that I don’t think it has a very large data base of food and you can’t scan packages for tracking nutrional data like you can with the MyFitnessPal app, which makes life SO MUCH easier.

Dom D’Agostino – I love Tim Ferriss and that’s who recommended me to Dom and who introduced me to the diet. Tim has 3 podcasts with Dom where he explains how he approaches the keto diet and so much more, which I’ll link below.

Dom D’Agostino — The Power of the Ketogenic Diet
Dom D’Agostino on Fasting, Ketosis, and the End of Cancer

Update… it’s been quite sometime since I posted this so learn more about my experience and get more details HERE.