ZEN+ : Helping you Stay Young and Age Well

What to do if you’re not experiencing a dramatic transformation…

By Marcus Santer

Shout out to inner circle ZEN Beast Robert for providing the inspiration for today’s Z+D.

He sent me a PDF of an article on one of my all time favourite hero’s Jack La Lanne and you can read it here.

I already knew a lot about his achievements and birthday celebrations, but it was his early childhood experience that fascinated me.

I’ll tell you why in a minute because it’s the theme of this Z+D, but first let me give you the Readers Digest version, in case you haven’t read the one page article:

“When I was young, I had blinding headaches and an uncontrollable temper. I had a mastoid [a bony structure behind the ear] so painful that I tried to kill my brother. I tried to burn down the house. I felt I was psycho when I was a kid, but then I started exercising and eating right, and it saved my life.”

And here’s the bit that rang a bell with me:

“If something saved your life, wouldn’t you be enthusiastic about it?”

Well of course.

No wonder Jack was on such a mission to help others after his own radical transformation.

And you know what? I don’t mind admitting this to you, I’m often envious of these folk who’ve experienced these dramatic transformations.

How come?

Because people with this kind of background often have a zeal and drive for what they do that borders on the fanatical.

And it keeps them going when times get tough.

Seriously, Imagine you had a dramatic transformation, how difficult do you think it would be to maintain healthy lifestyle choices?

Exactly, purdy darn easy.

I’ve met a lot teachers from a lot of difference disciplines over the decades:

And so on.

And I’ve met a lot of students, clients and practitioners of these various disciplines that have also experienced dramatic transformations of their own.

You know, I’m really happy for these folk.

But I’ve never been one of them.

Let me explain.

When I was a hardcore Qigong practitioner my fellow practitioners would regularly share incredible stories of the benefits they were getting from their practice. Where as I was just less quick to anger. Which was good, don’t get me wrong, but not all that drammatic.

When I was 40 and looked in the mirror and felt unhappy with how I looked and felt. I transformed my life through what became ZEN+.

But again, it wasn’t a dramatic transformation.

You can take a look at the last 3 years in this photo below:


And yes, I still have the same shorts, truth is I have some clothes that are older than my son.

Anyway, where was I?

Ah, yes – dramatic transformations.

There’s no doubt they’re powerful and highly motivating. But what do you do if you’re like me and you don’t experience a dramatic transformation from your practice?

How do you stay motivated?

How do you keep up your practice?

Glad you asked.

Here are 4 calls to action I recommend:

  1. Keep a Journal – Record what you’re doing and you’re results. Truth is, improvement doesn’t have to be dramatic to be inspiring. But if you’re not measuring it, you won’t see it.
  2. Research – Bolster your belief in what you’re doing by confirming the validity and effectiveness of what you’re doing. Ever wondered why I share so many scientific studies with you on the proof that ZEN+ lifestyle habits work? Now you know why.
  3. Be grateful – You heard me. If you’ve installed ZEN+ habits correctly into your life and you’re not experiencing a dramatic transformation, chances are that means you were pretty strong, fit and healthy to start with. Be grateful for that.
  4. Quit – That’s right, I just said that. You see, whilst I believe the everyone can benefit from ZEN+, I also believe ZEN+ isn’t for everyone. One size doesn’t fit all baby! So if ZEN+ doesn’t set your world on fire, if it’s not giving you the results you want (and you’ve given it a fair crack) then you might want to start looking for something that’s a better fit for you.

Right, I’m outta here.

I got up extra special early today, so I can put even more hours into getting the ZEN+ Home Study Course finished.

I tell you, this thing is a monster.

It keeps getting bigger as I realise I need to add extra bits in order to make it better serve you.

And I’m beginning to wonder if I’ll ever get it finished!

So I better get on with it.

Bye for now


P.S. If you’re looking forward to the Z+HSC and you’re finding the wait hard work, I suggest you re-read the ZEN+ book.

And if you haven’t got a copy yet, you can get one –> Here <--

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