6 Things that I’ve Learned (or Re-Learned) in 2020

At the start of 2020, many of us had goals we wanted to hit and never thought how it would be the strange year that it is.

But today is a valuable time to gain perspective and figure out what we’ve learned so far and what we’re going to do to move forward. After all, it’s not about the destination, but the journey.

And the journey is never a straight line.

So it’s helpful to stop and think about what sort of detours we can take when it comes to business, fitness, and life.

In this episode, I share six crucial lessons I’ve learned or relearned in 2020. I start by underscoring the importance of regularly checking off the fitness box and the importance of building habits.

I explain why being healthy requires what I call a “tabletop” approach to fitness and why we need to lower the training threshold.

I discuss the necessity of diversifying your business’s revenue stream and knowing when to hit the reset button.

And I also highlight the value of kindness in these trying times and share some questions you can use to guide yourself in preparation for the next months and years.


Training is a quarter of the puzzle. There’s also nutrition, recovery, and mindset. All four of these help you live a healthy, sustainable lifestyle. – Mike Robertson


This week on the Physical Preparation Podcast:

  • The power of moving as regularly as possible
  • Perfection versus process and the need to be both an optimist and realist
  • Making workouts manageable and consistent and the importance of rewarding progress
  • Lowering the fitness threshold and finding easy wins to build long-term habits
  • The tabletop approach to fitness and why enjoying your body is so much more than squatting a certain amount of weight
  • What keystone habits are and how they help you succeed in other areas of your life
  • Why you should have more than one income stream when it comes to running a business
  • The importance of knowing when to hit the reset button and letting go of things that hold you back
  • The value of kindness in a time of uncertainty
  • Playing for the long haul and looking towards the future


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  1. Liked this podcast. I think you’d like to read 2 of Nassim Nicholas Taleb’s books:

    The Black Swan

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