The part that really stuck with me was on cold showers and taking them to overcome the basic flinch to ice cold water. There has rarely been a day that I have stepped into a shower and not thought of this challenge — but I had yet to step up to the 30 day challenge presented in the book.
This past March, my family and I went to the Philippines for a work vacation. The country and people are some of the most beautiful I have seen anywhere, and most of the hotels had hot water. Hotels are fun, but sometimes you need to adventure a little further.
We decided to spent 3 weeks on a more remote island and stay in a more rustic style lodging. Here we had NO hot water, none at all, not a drop. This was quite off-putting at first, but then it brought me back to The Flinch and its cold shower challenge. Three weeks with no hot water, showering at least once per day and I am now 100% over my fear towards cold water.
Julien Smith is the author of the Flinch (free download included below) and I am very excited to have him as a guest on the show. Julien is the CEO of Breather, a New York Times Bestselling author, and a world reknowned speaker.
Let’s get into it.
Here’s what the podcast is about:
- Julien walks us through how to be wrong.
- It is your responsibility to delegate everything that you shouldn’t be doing.
- You have a choice whether your idea lives or dies (and how to make the right choice).
- Make something happen at the highest leverage point possible.