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The Body Builder: 5 Ways To Monetize Your Physique

The Body Builder: 5 Ways To Monetize Your Physique

Here are 5 different techniques you can employ to monetize your physique, using real-life examples.

1. Become A Model

Although the modeling industry is dominated by women, there is still a thriving niche for men with the ‘right physique.’ In this niche, your job responsibility would be modelling clothing items, jewelry and other commercial goods for public consumption.

The first step to take is setting up a profile on a modeling and/or body-building platform that outsources body builders to companies who require such services. (Bodybuilders.com is a good place to start.) As your profile increases, your ability to earn increases as well.

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    2. Compete In Bodybuilding Contests

    Body building contests are a great way for you to put your name out there in order to garner some publicity, which in turn will boost your earning potential. A good example is the Arnold Schwarzenegger’s rise to fame, from a simple body builder to competing in and wining both the Mr. Universe and Mr. Olympia trophies. Competing in these contests paved the way for his career in Hollywood. So why not take the right steps to bulking up with the aim of winning your state’s local body building contest?

    3. Create A Fitness Blog

    A fact most body builders know is that the art of bulking up is always a personal journey, which everybody must experience for his or herself. If you fall into the category of people who have achieved their personal body-building goal, provide some expert tips by creating a personal blog for people to read about your experience. It’s a great way to monetize your body building experience. Make sure the tips you provide speak directly about your experience. This is due to the fact that a generic blog on bodybuilding is not likely to generate much interest. An example of a good personal blog is Strength Trainer, Mike Mahler’s. In his blog, he covers unique training issues, personal diet and bodybuilding techniques, which you can use as inspiration for your personal blog.

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    4. Kick-Start A Career As A Personal Trainer

    Having a good physique ultimately means that you have developed healthy eating  and training habits over an extended period of time. As the saying goes; anyone who has spent 10,000 hours working on a craft is a professional. If you have achieved the proverbial 10,000 hours or have met your own personal goals, the next step may be teaching other people.

    To become a personal trainer, some education courses and certification may be required. Also, your interpersonal skills and the ability to teach will play a huge role in determining your success rate in the long run. Simply put, one must put in considerable effort in learning how to become a personal trainer. This effort may end up being lucrative once you start building a loyal client base.

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      5. Start Your Own Supplement Company

      Most body builders make use of food and health supplements throughout their careers in the body building industry. If you fall under this category, provide help for future body builders on the right supplements they can use. You’ll be helping others and germinating income.

      There are a couple of ways to do this: you could sell supplements to a a third-party retailer, large corporations, or develop your own line/company. To do this right, you must invest your money and other resources for a lengthy period of time.

      Now that you know these tips, get started! Take the right steps at the turn of the New Year to increase your earning power through something you love: bodybuilding.

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      Last Updated on December 2, 2019

      10 Powerful Ways to Stop Worrying and Start Living Today

      10 Powerful Ways to Stop Worrying and Start Living Today

      Plato knew that the body and mind are intimately linked. And in the late 1800s, the Mayo brothers, famous physicians, estimated that over half of all hospital beds are filled with people suffering from frustration, anxiety, worry and despair. Causes of worry are everywhere, in our relationships and our jobs, so it’s key we find ways to take charge of the stress.

      In his classic book How to Stop Worrying and Start Living, Dale Carnegie offers tools to ditch excessive worrying that help you make a worry-free environment for your private and professional life.

      These are the top 10 tips to grab worry by the horns and wrestle it to the ground:

      1. Make Your Decision and Never Look Back

      Have you ever made a decision in life only to second-guess it afterwards? Of course you have! It’s hard not to wonder whether you’ve done the right thing and whether there might still be time to take another path.

      But keep this in mind: you’ve already made your decision, so act decisively on it and dismiss all your anxiety about it.

      Don’t stop to hesitate, to reconsider, or to retrace your steps. Once you’ve chosen a course of action, stick to it and never waver.

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      2. Live for Today, Package Things up in “Day-Tight Compartments”

      You know that feeling: tossing, turning and worrying over something that happened or something that might, well into the wee hours. To avoid this pointless worrying, you need “day-tight compartments”. Much as a ship has different watertight compartments, your own “day-tight” ones are a way to limit your attention to the present day.

      The rule is simple: whatever happened in the past or might happen in the future must not intrude upon today. Everything else has to wait its turn for tomorrow’s box or stay stuck in the past.

      3. Embrace the Worst-Case Scenario and Strategize to Offset It

      If you’re worried about something, ask yourself: “What’s the worst thing that could happen?” Could you lose your job? Be jailed? Get killed?

      Whatever the “worst” might be, it’s probably not so world-ending. You could probably even bounce back from it!

      If, for example, you lose your job, you could always find another. Once you accept the worst-case scenario and get thinking about contingency plans, you’ll feel calmer.

      4. Put a Lid on Your Worrying

      Sometimes we stress endlessly about negative experiences when just walking away from them would serve us far better.

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      To make squashing that worry easier, try this strategy, straight from stock traders: it’s called the “stop-loss” order, where shares are bought at a certain price, and then their price development is observed. If things go badly and the share price hits a certain point, they are sold off immediately. This stops the loss from increasing further.

      In the same manner, you can put a stop-loss order on things that cause you stress and grief.

      5. Fake It ‘Til You Make It – Happiness, That Is

      We can’t directly influence how we feel, but we can nudge ourselves to change through how we think and act.

      If you’re feeling sad or low, slap a big grin on your face and whistle a chipper tune. You’ll find it impossible to be blue when acting cheerful. But you don’t necessarily need to act outwardly happy; you can simply think happier thoughts instead.

      Marcus Aurelius summed it up aptly:

      “Our life is what our thoughts make it.”

      6. Give for the Joy of Giving

      When we perform acts of kindness, we often do so with the expectation of gratitude. But harboring such expectations will probably leave you disappointed.

      One person well aware of this fact was the lawyer Samuel Leibowitz. Over the course of his career, Leibowitz saved 78 people from going to the electric chair. Guess how many thanked him? None.

      So stop expecting gratitude when you’re kind to someone. Instead, take joy from the act yourself.

      7. Dump Envy – Enjoy Being Uniquely You

      Your genes are completely unique. Even if someone had the same parents as you, the likelihood of someone identical to you being born is just one in 300,000 billion.

      Despite this amazing fact, many of us long to be someone else, thinking the grass is greener on the other side of the fence. But living your life this way is pointless. Embrace your uniqueness and get comfortable with who you really are: How to Be True to Yourself and Live the Life You Want

      8. Haters Will Hate — It Just Means You’re Doing It Right

      When you’re criticized, it often means you’re accomplishing something noteworthy. In fact, let’s take it a step further and consider this: the more you’re criticized, the more influential and important a person you likely are.

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      So the next time somebody talks you down, don’t let it get to you. Take it as a compliment!

      9. Chill Out! Learn to Rest Before You Get Tired

      Scientists agree that emotions are the most common cause of fatigue. And it works the other way around, too: fatigue produces more worries and negative emotions.

      It should be clear, therefore, that you’ve got to relax regularly before you feel tired. Otherwise, worries and fatigue will accumulate on top of each other.

      It’s impossible to worry when you are relaxed, and regular rest helps you maintain your ability to work effectively.

      10. Get Organized and Enjoy Your Work

      There are few greater sources of misery in life than having to work, day in, day out, in a job you despise. It would make sense then that you shouldn’t pick a job you hate, or even just dislike doing.

      But say you already have a job. How can you make it more enjoyable and worry-free? One way is to stay organized: a desk full of unanswered mails and memos is sure to breed worries.

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      Better yet, rethink about the job you’re doing: What to Do When You Hate Your Job but Want a Successful Career

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