RWR-025: Kolby Kolibas Talks About Stress and Why Your Life is Killing You

Thanks for checking out my conversation with Kolby Kolibas. He shares his story from the Olympics to corporate America, to The Healthy Primate, and so much more! He also talks about stress and why your life is killing you. I don’t want to give away all the details, so hit the play button now and get motivated! And be sure to stick around towards the end as he explains how crazy his life has been the past 6 months. Insane.

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Best quotes from this episode:

Being a rock star and being a dad just isn’t conducive, so I had to make a choice.

I can’t say that I’m naturally gifted at anything, I just spend a bunch of time on it.

Their skills might not have been the best, but in the end they are the ones that you see everywhere because they put the time in.

Hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t show up.

You gotta grind.

I’m gonna blame all of my success on ADD.

I’m working a lot but it’s stuff I like to do.

The problem I have is, I have to slow down, because I’ll over-commit and over-subscribe. I get really excited and I want to do a lot of different things so I have to focus.

I’d rather be great at a couple things than good at everything.

When you do what you like it doesn’t feel like you’re working.

Following a schedule really helps me with that time balance.

I was able to take that skill set, those relationships, those contracts, those people I had built friendships or partnerships with and do my own thing.

Who you know will get you there, what you know will keep you there.

Networking has been tremendous for me.

Instead of taking, it was, “What can I give?” Like looking at relationships on what can I give and provide that person versus what can I gain. And my life has changed dramatically.

I learned more working than I ever did in school.

The pay was good, but I felt like I was making a difference.

I had an idea that I thought was gonna solve a huge business problem and I was the only one that was gonna take a risk on it.

You have to ask the question of “Why do people buy?”

I never build something based on what I think.

Calculated risks, that’s the game changer.

It will never be as worse as it’s been, it’s only gonna get better.

I find Plan B as a distraction, and if I’m gonna go do something, I need to be all in or not do it.

I like people, but I’m just very independent.

At 40 years old, I’m in the best shape of my life. I can attribute that to good diet, good hydration, meditation, and functional movement.

There’s a fine balance between being selfish and being healthy.

Kings eat first. -Sean Whalen

Whether you’re working a 9-5 or whether you’re an entrepreneur, we all deal with the weight and the heaviness that comes with responsibility. It’s understanding how to manage that to get the best out of every day.

I’ve got 100 stories like that, of people that have helped me or I’ve helped them and we’ve built this awesome relationship of just trying to get better. And that was the goal of The Healthy Primate.

Hearing how these people overcame adversity to be who they are, helped me keep going.

Nobody dies saying “I wish I would have worked more.”

I don’t do things with the thought of “maybe I’m gonna regret it.”

I think “I live my life without any regrets” is a bullshit statement.

Every risk I’ve taken I’ve learned something from it. Something I would have done a little different maybe after the fact, but I wouldn’t have changed for the lessons I learned.

Connect with Kolby:

Instagram: @thehealthyprimate
Twitter: @kkolibas

People, websites, & products mentioned:

Tim Ferriss
The Miracle Morning book
Ask. book
UK2 Group
Rush Club
Danny Page
AJ Richards
The Ultimate Fighter
Wounded Warrior Project
Brian Mackenzie
The 4-Hour Body book
Camp Pendleton Races
The Healthy Primate
Sean Whalen
Why Your Life Is Killing You
Andy Frisella / The MFCEO Project
Chelsea Fine
Erin Cafaro MacKenzie
Nathan Chan
Jimmy Pedro
Wim Hof Method

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