Today’s day 20 of the Philosophers Notes Challenge and we’ll be studying a book written to not only help transform your mind, but your body too.

Strength For Life by Shawn Phillips“Your body, the only one you will ever have, is the foundation of your life. And it’s either an anchor limiting your freedom and potential or a source of radiant energy, vitality and joy, elevating your life and the lives of those around you. It’s your choice… will yours be a source of strength, from which you will impact the world, or an obstacle, preventing you from your dreams and desires? … As my friend, NFL Hall of Fame quarterback John Elway is fond of saying,’If you’re going to bother setting a goal, aim high!’… My advice to you, aim high; aim for strength.” – Shawn Phillips, Strength for Life

And some words from Brian on the book:

“That quote pretty much sums up the theme of Shawn’s great book, Strength for Life. Aim high. Aim for strength.

Shawn’s an incredible blend of philosopher and spiritual body builder, bringing meditation into the gym while enhancing – not compromising – the intensity of his training. This is definitely the most powerful book on transforming your strength and the true vitality and power with which you show up in the world – that I’ve ever read.”

In today’s challenge, we’ll take a quick look at some of the “big ideas” from the book – everything from creating a “base camp” to get yourself ready for transformation (which, as we’ll learn, is different than mere “change”) to working out your gratitude muscle. His “HIT” and “FIT” training principles are revolutionary and, if you follow his suggestions, it’s literally impossible not to transform.

And as always, if you liked Brian’s video and today’s book in the challenge, we’d love to hear your thoughts on it below. 

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