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[00:00:00] Kate Cretsinger: [00:00:00] Hello friends. It's been awhile, so thankful to be back.
[00:00:03] And of course, with an awesome guest Colin stuckert. Colin is an entrepreneur mindset, coach podcaster and educator focused on building better humans through first principles thinking and helping opt out of society's broken status quo. I'm obsessed with the truisms of Colin lives, his life based on the ancestral mindset by understanding our evolutionary past, he believes we can reverse our failing health through a consciously designed lifestyle that ignores the broken status quo propped up by experts.
[00:00:40] He has on a mission to save as many people as possible from the dangerous dogma promoted by bad science, big pharma and big food. Grab a cup of coffee, grab a tea, sit back and relax. Enjoy this episode with Colin. Welcome to the K eight for wellness podcast. I'm your host. Kay. And today we have Colin with us.
[00:01:02] How you doing Colin? I'm doing great. Where are you calling
[00:01:05] Colin Stuckert: [00:01:05] from today? Well, I'm still an hour outside of Austin, Texas, but I'm about to move back to Austin, Texas. So that's kind of the new thing with me. Yeah,
[00:01:13] Kate Cretsinger: [00:01:13] that's exciting. And that's what I was going to ask you. Right? So this is what I always ask all my hope.
[00:01:17] My guests that come to my show is what is new and exciting.
[00:01:20]Colin Stuckert: [00:01:20] Okay. So the real quick story then we moved to 10 acres in Wimberley, Texas outside of Austin to live the country life in 2019 December. Right? So if anybody remembers her timeline, that's where before the whole the V word stuff started happening and it ended up being a perfect place to be in quarantine and locked down and all these things, right.
[00:01:40]And since then the property values of properties like ours, which is very unique, 10, our outside of a major city in a small town and 10 acres, so we just started thinking about like, there's actually, like, I think from the city we miss and I wasn't ready to become a farmer, I think in the future, maybe when I retire and I'll still probably be a lazy [00:02:00] farmer, right.
[00:02:00] Mostly hire people and I can go out there when I want, it's just not, it's just not, it's not what I want to do. It's not my greatest impact. Right. And for some people it's amazing. And, but I do like having that, being in nature in my, one of my goals in the family's cool is to eventually grow all of our own food and raise all of our food right.
[00:02:16] And control every aspect of the process. So we couldn't do that this year because the property picks had certain restrictions and we kind of thought we could do more than we could. And long story short, we decided to move back to the city. So now we're moving back to Austin and in a year, our property, I mean, skyrockets.
[00:02:31] So we're actually going to make money on it, which is great. And That's what's new with us. And so I'm like, really, it's like, we've only lived in the country for for a year, but all these things like fast internet again, and there's coffee shops, like right around the corner and all these things like I'm like, yeah, A country boy, going into the city for the first time, like realizing what I had before, but I've had this my whole life.
[00:02:50] So it's just a, it's a cool thing to, to remind yourself of the things that you do have in your environment and to be grateful for. And usually you have to remove those or go visit someplace else that doesn't have those to really appreciate that. You know? So, yeah.
[00:03:04] Kate Cretsinger: [00:03:04] That's funny you say that because I live in the back of a mountain, right.
[00:03:07] And I, ourselves, our cell phones, we have three different carriers. Like my husband's kids have one carrier. He has one carrier and I have one, none of them work and I'm surprised that we have this connection I'm able to do zoom, you know? So thank goodness for that stuff. So that's great. So I didn't realize that you guys were moved to 10 acres or 20 acres, you said I didn't realize you guys did that and that you were going to be self-sustainable at that point.
[00:03:32]That's cool that you were thinking that and I think it's also great that you found out that's not you as right now,
[00:03:39] Colin Stuckert: [00:03:39] Well it's, it could be me on the weekends. Right. Like I liked the city life and the convenience and I still have a lot of work to do so for me, I'm just not in the retired mode yet.
[00:03:49] You know, I think when I maybe do a few things in my life and maybe exit my main company eventually I can be more like just slower life. Right. But right now I'm just actually really excited and [00:04:00] hustled to hustle and help people. Right. So I still have a lot to do. Yeah. I think
[00:04:04] Kate Cretsinger: [00:04:04] that's great.
[00:04:04] And I would love for you to introduce, I mean, obviously we've got an introduction with your bio, but I would love for you to hear in your words, what it is that you do give us a history of what it is that you do and how you got there. Cause we'd love to hear a little bit about calling and how it got you on this path.
[00:04:23]Colin Stuckert: [00:04:23] Yeah. I've told the story a lot. I'm gonna. I think every time I get a little bit better telling it faster. So I'm going to work on that part. Let's say let's just make it less because I don't want it. I know, but I mean, I just feel like people don't really want to hear that much about me. I mean, maybe a little bit in, in so much that maybe they can learn from it, but let's just say a quick bullet list.
[00:04:43]Didn't do well in school modern education wasn't for me. So I was typical misfit and time out, all that, whatever went to community college. Cause I could've got into a real college and I didn't really know what I wanted to do with my life anyways, and then eventually dropped out of that found professional poker.
[00:04:57] So did that for a couple of years, very lucky during the poker, boom you know, took a $5,000 chase loan from, for school. Right? I remember that it was literally a commercial I saw where they would send you a check for your school for a student loan and not through the school. Cause a lot of loans at that time had to go through the school.
[00:05:11] So you can only get access to the funds. This, they sent a check to me and I'm like, I can do whatever I want with it. I deposited all of it into all my poker and I ran up to basically like $150,000, which is like 15 years ago, by the way. And. I did that for awhile. And I was just like, well, you know, this poker thing, I don't know, it's kind of stressful and you can lose a lot of money or whatever.
[00:05:29] And so I made the smart move. I got out, I invested every penny into a small juice bar. And so I officially became an entrepreneur and then that, and then my education really began. And so I did that for about six years soon after started CrossFit gym with some friends did that. That was also another form of education.
[00:05:43] That's when I got really heavily into health and fitness and the nutrition you know, long story short, I got introduced to the paleo diet, started eating real food. My results skyrocketed. It was finally like the answer, like it was that light bulb moment. Well, if I eat the way my ancestors ate and I don't eat this fake processed food that's made by corporations today, I [00:06:00] do better look better, feel better performance.
[00:06:01] I mean, it's just amazing. Like why is nobody talking about this? And so I started talking about it and in the cross the community, there's a lot of. There's kind of almost a meathead aspect in some ways where they like, it's all about performance and they don't care about quality and like, so you can find things like that.
[00:06:14] And I was always kind of the person that wanted to be healthy and fit. I didn't want to just be like, have fast times on a workout. I wanted to actually like have fast times on a workout and tells 90, right. And so I saw a lot of short-term mentality. That's understandable. And I decided that I just needed to do something else.
[00:06:30] And so that kind of led me to Austin, Texas. I packed up my car, sold my business and. Didn't really know what I was going to do, but I want to do something bigger and probably something in health and nutrition. Cause I was just so passionate at the time. And you know, I was actually at the time sourcing whey protein.
[00:06:45] So I was sourcing this grass, fed whey protein from a farm in Australia, just for myself, I would get these 40 pound bags of protein. You'd open it up and like protein does go everywhere. And it was like amazing stuff. And I made a point to source that for myself because I didn't trust a lot of the proteins on the market.
[00:07:00] I mean, even today you look at protein, like where are the, where's the farm? How the cows treated like is the milk, this, that, whatever how's it made, there's just nothing. Right. And so I went to the, and then I went to the manufacturer level and I really sourced the entire supply chain for myself.
[00:07:16] And at the time Amazon was hot and I was like, well, maybe somebody will buy this. I mean, if I care about quality, there's gotta be other people who care about quality. Like they're probably out there and I sourced or I listed it on Amazon, that one product. And I sold like $500 worth in that first month.
[00:07:32] Wow. And I was like, Whoa, what is going on here? This is crazy. And so I basically was like, okay, well maybe I'll test this app out and maybe this can be the next thing. You know, I launched that year, probably 10 more products. I partnered with a local coffee roaster. I got a coffee, mine going, I've got a tea line going.
[00:07:47] I got an MCT and a couple other products, all using that same sourcing methodology of just quality. Right. And that first year we did half a million dollars in sales. And I was like, okay, wow, I'm onto something here. And you know, long story short, six [00:08:00] years of another entrepreneurial journey.
[00:08:02] Like I had my entrepreneur journey in Florida, but like, that was nothing compared to this one. This one was like bigger stakes, more money, more stress, like stuff with like the permitting local city, Texas. There was just a lot of stuff that I dealt with and learn from. And. We, you know, w we became a multimillionaire company and even to this day, we're still, don't, we're doing sourcing really high quality ingredients for people that are care about health and care about quality.
[00:08:24] And that's kind of what I've been doing up to this point. And I'm going to the next phase of my life, where, like we talked about, I'm going to be focusing more on the mind which we can unpack that.
[00:08:33] Kate Cretsinger: [00:08:33] Yeah, I definitely do. I think a lot of that as you know, I do a lot of nutrition stuff, but it's all about health and wellness too.
[00:08:39] Right. So I love to hear, because I think it's important even for my listeners. I mean, as we know I'm carnivores, but it doesn't mean everybody needs to be carnivore. I'm all about low carb, no carb, no sugar. I'm all about that stuff, but I love to be able to offer other solutions for my clients and for my listeners.
[00:08:58] So I just want to get, before we move into the mindset thing, I just want to get Colin's take on what is, you know, good source. What is your nutrition? What is your idea along those lines before we move into the mic? Because I think it's connected. Absolutely connected. So let's talk a little bit about that first.
[00:09:16] Like what is Collin's theory on nutrition and what is, what does your nutrition look like too?
[00:09:22]Colin Stuckert: [00:09:22] Yeah, my theory, nutrition, I kind of rank it this way. A pure 100% carnivore diet is probably the healthiest thing for it, human animal. Okay. Like if you ha, if you have put a gun to my head and say, you got to rank these and I want them in a hierarchal order and whatever, that's what I would say.
[00:09:37] Okay. The prob the problem with saying even that is obviously there's nuance to everything and there's variability. But I mean, if you look at the things that attack the human organism, for example, they're almost always from the plant kingdom and the, like, I just can not really see a good argument for like being other than maybe you're allergic to shellfish, for example.
[00:09:58] Right. I [00:10:00] can not see a good use case where if you were to take a rumen animal or like a mammoth, for example, red meat, purely wild, there's nothing that's going to be inside. That animal that is going to cause a detriment to the human animal is just how I feel. Right. Obviously, if you over-consume liver and eat 40 pounds in a day.
[00:10:13] Yeah. That can cause some problems, but like within the confines. Of that and not like thinking about things that are basically not even possible, right. There's a reason there's one liver in an animal, not 10, right? Like it kind of HR kind of figures it out. So I believe that that includes seafood, of course.
[00:10:29] And that also includes, would have included seafood before the world. Was it before the world today happened, right. Recommend eating seafood every day, all day today, because you'll pretty much kill yourself from probably heavy metal poisoning. Unfortunately. No. So 10,000 years ago, if you ate only meat and that's all you had access to, you're going to thrive.
[00:10:49]The next step down is an animal based way of eating. That includes certain plants that are constantly varied and that are basically from nature. Right. And that is like you growing your own food, you're making your own things, whatever. And you controlling every aspect and you're not including anything that's toxic or that's going to attack your biology in any way.
[00:11:09] And the next phase is you do that, but you might include certain things like grains and things here and there. And, but you do it in a small dose where it can almost maybe have a hormetic homeostasis, SIS promoting effect where you a little bit of stress. Right. And then you go down to maybe, so the next one will be like four words, like an animal-based paleo diet that kind of like eat some of these not great hybridized mass produced foods or whatever.
[00:11:33] And then you would go down to like, you know, just real food cooked at home, but you can eat almost anything you want. And then it will go down to like, you know, all the standard junk. Industrial food diet there is. Right. So that's kind of how I think about it and rank it. And my goal is to get to the pinnacle is to control everything that I eat of and have like 80 to 90% from animals.
[00:11:50] And then the foods that the plant foods and the different things that we have from local farms or even growing up myself so I can really control it. And then every so often have those cheat meals that, you [00:12:00] know, like maybe set a nice restaurant, or maybe it's like, we buy something not great from the grocery store and we make some dessert or whatever.
[00:12:04]And then like level four is like, well, if I'm traveling, I'll eat a steak house and I'll ask them to cook it in butter instead. So I think about that in like these ways. And it's, we always about the dose, right? Because none of us are probably gonna eat a hundred percent farm raised carnivore diet, a flight.
[00:12:20] We are on our own farm. Like that's probably not viable, maybe partner with the farm, that's the next level. And then you kind of go through these different things. And when I'm traveling, I'm not going to be able to probably sustain that either. And I will pick and choose the things that I want to allow into my bowels to stress me kind of.
[00:12:34] Just depending on how often and what I'm in the mood for, but, you know, always keeping in mind that I'm still trying to push to that pinnacle of like perf perfection, but I'm not going to achieve it. Right. Does that answer the question? So very long,
[00:12:46]Kate Cretsinger: [00:12:46] I like giving people those options too. And I think that's what it comes down to, right.
[00:12:51] Is choices. The choices that we make, the choices is what got us to where we are, the choices will get us to where we want to be. And I think what you were saying when you're traveling, you're limited to some things, right. And sometimes they have you, I know when I went to California, I was able to get grass fed stuff, which was great, but that's not always the case.
[00:13:10] Right. So I think it's just awesome that you break it down into those levels. And so I love the, what you said as far as you make it more about an animal based way of eating. And I feel that is kind of, if you, I don't know about you when you work with your clients and stuff too, but.
[00:13:28] I've never known anyone to be allergic to red meat. I don't know anybody. I've never come across.
[00:13:33] Colin Stuckert: [00:13:33] Yeah. That's kinda my point. Yeah. I don't, it almost seems like it wouldn't even, it doesn't exist or it couldn't exist. And that would be a very strange thing. And. People that might say that today.
[00:13:44] Like I've heard people say they have beef sensitivities because they took some tests and I'm like, well, wait a second. First of all, I don't trust those tests fully. And second, what beef are you buying? Oh, you're buying the HEB mass produced corn fed toxic Laden beef. That's literally that's apples and oranges comparison to like this [00:14:00] wild game I ate or this wild catalog from older spring ranch, for example, like it's not even the same food, so yeah, I
[00:14:06] Kate Cretsinger: [00:14:06] totally get that.
[00:14:07] Well, I love your journey and how you went along with this. Cause sometimes you know, when we become. This cost co cognizant, I guess, is the word I'm looking for in our health. Usually it's because we've gotten sick or because somebody that we love near and dear has gotten sick and we've just kind of made those changes.
[00:14:26] And it's really good to hear that your story is a little different in that aspect, right? I mean, you want, you found that even just sourcing clean things, cause you were interested in doing that. People came and I think, you know, there is a bigger population out there that is now starting to pay attention to that.
[00:14:45] And this was what did you, how many years ago did you say that was, that you started doing that? Was it seven years? 10
[00:14:51] Colin Stuckert: [00:14:51] years ago now? Probably about 2000. Yeah. It's about 2009 to 10. So about 10
[00:14:56] Kate Cretsinger: [00:14:56] years. Yeah. And it's interesting to see that it's come that, but I also feel. Where you lived, you said Florida has where you started.
[00:15:05] Right. And now you live in Texas. Those places I feel are way above or way ahead of the curve and are into it. I mean, you look at California, same thing. I feel up here in the Northeast that we are so far behind and, you know, just talking about paleo five years ago, it was like taboo kind of thing.
[00:15:22] I mean, I'm exaggerating, but you know, it's just a little bit slower to get up here. So I think that's what, well, Florida,
[00:15:29]Colin Stuckert: [00:15:29] yeah Florida was that the reason I left was because I felt like nobody got it. Right. And maybe things have developed a little bit since then. I mean, like maybe like Miami is kind of popping with people that are moving to California or whatever.
[00:15:41] So, but like you just have a lot of older people, you have a lot of people just like in real estate, they don't really care about the health. Like you just didn't have a demographic of that young kind of health conscious. They want to do cool things. And so I, that's why I left. Like I grew up there and I saw that and I needed to leave and I knew it was something West.
[00:15:56]Fortunately I ended up in, in Texas and not in California. I'm very fortunate for [00:16:00] that actually. Yeah. It's definitely a different mindset here and hopefully we are influencing them a little bit, but I mean, we have a long way to go. Yeah,
[00:16:08] Kate Cretsinger: [00:16:08] absolutely. I know a lot of people moving from California to Texas because of the mindset that you guys have in Texas.
[00:16:14] So I think that's awesome. Arizona is the other booming place of having a lot of healthy people there too. So I, okay. So we talked about Collin's theory of nutrition and I loved that because I basically. How people say his ancestral way of eating, that's really what it comes down to. Right. So I want that.
[00:16:31]So what is the other pinnacles for you? Like we talked a little bit about mindset, so we're gonna end on mindset. So we've got nutrition over here. What else to you is health? Before we get to mindset? What else do you consider your umbrella of
[00:16:47] Colin Stuckert: [00:16:47] health? Yeah, so everybody listening to this right now, if you're not going outside, ideally in nature for 30 minutes a day, and just moving, taking a walk, you have a major gap in your health routine.
[00:16:57] I don't care how busy you are, how much money you think you're making that it's worth or whatever you are. You are stressing your mind in your body by not going in the environment to which you are designed to be I mean, 30 minutes a day, come on. People like literally 30 minutes a day can do wonders and it's a hundred percent more than zero minutes a day.
[00:17:14] I mean, some people see trees when they walk from their car to their house and that's it like, that's the nature of they get it. And if you look at the problems, both cognitively and physically with our society and our removal of nature and I removal of green and the birds chirping and grounding and walking barefoot and all these things that we know are good for the human species.
[00:17:32] I mean, this stuff is so obvious, like when you really understand the incestual perspective and you see how society is and all the problems we have, you're just like, okay, well guys, I don't know why it's so confusing. This is like, get in nature, get back to your, what you're designed for. Do that as much as possible.
[00:17:48] Right. And we have, I mean, it's the real epidemic I feel like we have is the health epidemic and I don't know. I sometimes I'm like optimistic. Sometimes I'm pessimistic about where we're going, but the trends are [00:18:00] still going in the wrong direction with just health in general, mental health and physical.
[00:18:04] And I just like, I'm always thinking about like, what's going to happen for my son's generation or what's going to happen with the teenagers growing up with cell phones and not going outside. And like, these things are even harder for them. Like, I mean, it's scary stuff, right? So I would say like, get outside, you got to move as much as possible.
[00:18:21] Our ancestors used to move, you know, daily, 13 to 15 miles a day is the average that they would have just walked, let alone doing other things like building and acquiring and whatever. So, I mean, that's huge getting sunlight, doing that with that 30 minute walk. Now you've killed two birds with one stone is even better.
[00:18:39] Right. And it's just fascinating. People don't even do that. So, I mean, it's real food close to nature. It's getting outside it's movement. And then I would say community, you see a lot of the rising mental trends that we have, whether it's depression, whether it's suicide, always different things. People believe that they're being connected because they leave a Facebook comment on their grandma's posts or their friend's post or whatever.
[00:19:05] And they're deeming DM-ing people and texting them, right. Even calling them, they think that they're being social, right, but it's still happening less and less. We're going more to the easy text or the easy sending an email, or like we're just doing it less and less. We're removing more of the humanity, the more of the connection out of it.
[00:19:19] And it is literally causing a mental crisis and a happiness crisis in our species. People need to prioritize their family, the friends, the community the real life touching, hugging, interacting, not being afraid of everyone. Cause you think they're are walking. They're going to kill you. Like, it's just unbelievable.
[00:19:37] The amount of fear and the amount of just. Oh, it's a real problem. I mean, that itself could be a whole podcast.
[00:19:42] Kate Cretsinger: [00:19:42] It should be. And I think even you know, since this whole thing started, I haven't worn a mask. I refuse to wear one, but even like that eye contact and the seeing their smile, you can't even see them smile.
[00:19:53] You can't see their, you know,
[00:19:56] Colin Stuckert: [00:19:56] I can't even read their body language because they cover so much of their face.
[00:20:00] [00:19:59] Kate Cretsinger: [00:19:59] Right. And so, you know, all of this has really exacerbated all the mental problems. I know a lot of people that are seeing more and more depression. And I know this is, we're seeing it too.
[00:20:12] I mean, we're seeing it everywhere, right. Just because we don't have that we're tribal people who are meant to be in groups. Like you said, community touching, smiling, laughing, you know, interacting with each other. And we have taken all of that away and it's been almost a year. It'll be a year next month that they've taken that away from us.
[00:20:31]So it's definitely huge in that aspect. And we also go ahead. Did you want to say something else on that before I moved on?
[00:20:37]Colin Stuckert: [00:20:37] No, I was just nodding. I was agreeing with you
[00:20:39]Kate Cretsinger: [00:20:39] before we started recording. I started asking you some questions too. And I think one of the things that, like you said with, in regards to sleep, because I think sleep is a big pillar of health too.
[00:20:50] And I'm a big believer in, I don't care if you eat clean. I don't care if you move. I don't care if you're working out getting sun, if you're not sleeping, all of that stuff just doesn't matter to me. I've seen that a lot that I think sleep is a big thing. And I remember asking you, because you just had a baby five months ago, are you sleeping?
[00:21:09] And you're like, yeah, I get my eight hours of sleep. I think that's an awesome like eight hours or more. Right. So share your story with that because I'm really interested and intrigued in hearing this story about how Collin gets his eight hours of sleep with a little,
[00:21:22]Colin Stuckert: [00:21:22] yeah, the. I forgot to sleep on.
[00:21:25] You asked me the big health things that would have been the last one for sure. Sleep is one of those first principles of biology. You have to get it. If you deprioritize it, you will literally take years off your life. You also perform your performance will suffer and mentally and physically you'll be more cranky, tired, anxious, stressed, whatever.
[00:21:43]It just, it makes everything worse when you don't have it. And when you do have it, it makes everything better and more optimal. So the reason there's a few reasons, I get eight hours of sleep. Now we sleep in a separate room. So she sleeps with the boys and we, I mean, I don't ever look [00:22:00] at what society does and say, I should do that.
[00:22:02] I actually more iconic classic and say, what does society do? I probably should go the opposite direction, especially if you consider the fact that society is sick mentally and physically, and it's estimated that only 10% of the population is metabolically healthy. Why would I want to follow a sick society like that?
[00:22:17] It doesn't make any sense to me. So a lot of the norms around whether, you know, the dad should get sleep or not, or he should be in the same room and share the burden or all these different things are like sleeping in the same room. And there's just a lot of really bad ideas around parenting in our society that are just accepted.
[00:22:31] I mean like sleep training, and these are things like letting kids cry it out. So that to the point where they vomit them on themselves, if that's supposed to be good and you have doctors that actually recommend that, and it just, it makes me disgusted. Like I don't even want to go there. It makes me so upset.
[00:22:44] Right? These are things that I've only learned a little bit because Alison did her research, right? So I don't to have the same room. I'm also the breadwinner. And most of my work is knowledge work, right? So if I'm not getting sleep that threatens our livelihood, which is obviously not ideal. Also when I don't get sleep, I'm not a very pleasant person.
[00:23:04] So if I'm not a very pleasant person and I bring that around the house and I'm less patient with her, with the kids, whatever that's going to affect them emotionally and psychologically for who knows potentially years down the road, it just becomes this thing. That is, if you add up, if you do the math and you know, you turn it into an equation, like dad has to get asleep and we need to protect that as much as possible.
[00:23:23] That doesn't mean sometimes I want to get woken up early and I got to take the boys. Cause she just really needs to sleep in, like, this stuff happens from time to time, but, you know, I give her massive credit because she does everything she can to not let that happen. Right. And I help in the ways that I help and I do things in the ways that I can do or whatever.
[00:23:39] And so, I mean, yeah you to find a partner that also can think that way and not just do what their parents tell them to do or society tells me to do. Like, it's super, I'm super grateful for that. But yeah. I mean, we're lucky that we're lucky that way. And we've been able to find a very good symbiotic kind of approach to the kids.
[00:23:56] And I mean, we have an ND we have help and there's certain things that [00:24:00] I've been able to afford. And like, I know we have, there's certain things that I don't want to use the word privilege because I hate the word privilege. I think it's, I think it's nonsense, but there's things that I've worked for that have created success in my life that now benefit me.
[00:24:12] That's how I will say it. Right. Cause I've come from, middle-class basically nothing and I've created my own life. So I'm not ever going to apologize for being, you know, for having that. Right. But there are things, some people don't have that I do empathize and I know it's hard and I'm not saying that like, what we've been able to figure out is just like easy for everybody.
[00:24:29] Like, that's not what I'm saying at all. And I always empathize my fellow human, but you'd be surprised how many things in life you can figure out if you just take the status quo and ignore it and then think for yourself, it's amazing what you can figure out. And so that's. Always what I just recommend, like think for yourself, like it's amazing.
[00:24:49] I think it was awesome
[00:24:49] Kate Cretsinger: [00:24:49] that you're able to do that and that Alison is okay with that too. Cause you're right. It's hard to find a spouse. I mean, you look pretty young. I don't know if it's okay to ask how old you are. I'm
[00:24:59] Colin Stuckert: [00:24:59] 35. I'll be 40 in five years. Okay. So you are you're young part of my lifestyle and how I sleep and yeah, you look younger
[00:25:07] Kate Cretsinger: [00:25:07] than 35, but it took the fact that you were able to find even Alison this day and age, you know, cause it's, I have a daughter that's five years younger than you and they would not think this way.
[00:25:18] So, you know, it's just amazing that you are, you know, I feel that. The generation between me and my daughter. There's some people that do. And some people I think more so not, they don't think that way versus do think that way. So I think that's wonderful that you and Alison were able to figure that out.
[00:25:35] And it's not a detriment to your relationship because you guys are taking care of you and being healthy, and it makes sense that you are the breadwinner. And of course you want to protect that, right. So I think that's wonderful that you guys are able to do that. And yes, you're right. Sleep is the key.
[00:25:52] Right. We got think, cause that's where our body regenerates. And then, so, but you touched on something really important, which is the direction I want to go in. If [00:26:00] you're not sleeping. It is a detriment to how we think and our mindset and our actions. Right. So, that was the big piece that I want to talk with you today, because this is the shift that you are now making, as we talked about before we started recording was mindset.
[00:26:14] So I want to hear the story that got you to start focusing on this
[00:26:20]Colin Stuckert: [00:26:20] on mindset. Yeah. So yeah. So if we have the timeline, you know, we had gotten into the CrossFit and health. That was probably 10 years ago. I had been an entrepreneur for about five to six years before that professional poker player for a little bit before that all these things have just been preparing me for what I feel like I'm now going to do with the rest of my life.
[00:26:40] And. I got into health, you know, through a supplement company and food company. And then I got into promoting health in figuring out what my mission was and how I want to really help people. And like, like I said, when I made that connection between eating real food and everything being better, including the environment.
[00:26:57] And then I went since then when I went into carnivore and I went down kind of regenerative agriculture and ruminate animals. That was the, like the final aha moment, like, okay, this is the best human diet. And then this real food is kind of the next best thing for like the masses where we could solve a lot of the problems and people need to just get into a fricking kitchen, whatever.
[00:27:16] And so I started promoting that and start talking about that. And you know, the internet is a lot of things, but it's become more and more an echo chamber it's become more and more polarized. It's become, it's actually become more and more. To the opposite direction of what the founder wanted it to be. So a lot of the, so the, one of the primary founders in particular, I forgot his name, but he's upset with the internet.
[00:27:37] Like he, he doesn't like it because internet was supposed to be this democratized, decentralized access to all and what it's actually become. It's just a proxy for big companies, big media, big food, big government, whatever intrusion, and just people thinking more like then then more independent, right?
[00:27:54] Like, so yes, that, that's been frustrating. I've noticed that same effect [00:28:00] in health content and you've probably experienced it to some extent, you know, you're out there, you're putting out content, you're trying to help people, you know, maybe you get like a few hundred views on a video or a few hundred downloads.
[00:28:11] And that's amazing. I mean, if that's 300 people that literally is amazing, I'm not discounting that, but how many of those people are going to wake up tomorrow and take any action? Right. I found that a percent that take the action. Are the ones that are already taking action and they already kind of get it.
[00:28:25] And it just becomes this big echo chamber where I'm talking to the people that already get it. And the ones that I'm trying to get it are maybe they're just kind of watching here and there and like repeating the same mistakes and same patterns. And you know, maybe they maybe someday they'll have an epiphany or whatever, but I've just found that it's not as many people as I'd want for that kind of effort that goes into putting up health content, which, I mean, we're talking like full-time job to do this stuff.
[00:28:50] So I kept asking myself, like, why is that the case? Why is it that I could take any human right now? And I could give them a one-page cheat sheet of how to be healthy. And 90% of people will not be able to adhere to that sheet, at least in enough of a way to change their life. Like they should. And that's frustrating to me.
[00:29:12] Right. And so. I was like why? And I have coming down to the mines, like some form of limiting beliefs, some kind of mental blocks, some kind of environment or habit or upbringing or trauma or something in their mind is preventing them from do the things that they already know they need to do.
[00:29:28] Most people know that Coke isn't healthy and that eating food habit packages and healthy, like, like even the lowest awareness, right. Even the lowest denominator in our culture probably know that. Right. But. You know, anyway, so that was the big question for me. And it kept coming down to the mind and I kept thinking like, okay, my entrepreneurial journey, I've been able to build success for myself and do things.
[00:29:51] And I've watched people over the years, kind of want to do stuff and not really do anything. So it's very similar. So these are the two things that I've learned over 15 years doing [00:30:00] this stuff is when it comes to health, a lot of people know what they need to do, but they don't have enough of a why a to really do it.
[00:30:06] And that always comes out of some belief for environment or social pressure or whatever. Yep. And then when it comes to entrepreneurship most people have no idea what it takes to be an entrepreneur and they want the result of being an entrepreneur, but they don't want to actually be an entrepreneur, right.
[00:30:20] Just like people want to be healthy and have six pack abs, but they don't want to actually do the work and have the journey of becoming a person that is healthy and has six pack apps. Right. Okay. And so it's the same constant though. This is all about how you think it's all about your mental world. And so if we can get more people to think better and to become more aware of these things and to take control over their inner world, then we can help build better humans that will then go into the world, get results, and then lead by example, because that's fundamentally, the only way that humans in mass change is the change when enough people around them have changed.
[00:30:55] Right. And usually only because it becomes overwhelming. Right? And so I just realized like my health, you know, putting health content out there is not going to have a big enough impact. But I believe that I have insights and I can help people kind of see a lot of these things and become more aware and take ownership because I do believe that every human has the intelligence to really do anything they want in life and live a happy and fulfilling life.
[00:31:19] But most people are stuck in their own environment. They're stuck in their own upbringing and they're really stuck in the habit of being themselves. And if you want to become someone with different results, you actually have to become someone else. So that's really what I'm focused on for the next, this, the next part of my life.
[00:31:33] I think
[00:31:33] Kate Cretsinger: [00:31:33] that's awesome. There's three things that, cause I love the mindset stuff too. And I'm with you. When I started eating cleaner, I started looking at the mindset, I think. Because we remove a lot of the toxins in our body. We start to start, we start thinking more clear and we're like, okay, cause I'm eating healthy.
[00:31:51] Now I can do this. I should start focusing on this. And then that kind of comes into focus and I should start focusing on this. But I find [00:32:00] with my clients too, like what you said, mindset is huge. And there's, I find that it's three things. So first off I think it's definitely the food that we eat. All the, you know, the pesticides and the toxins on our food really totally affect the way our brain works.
[00:32:14] And Joan Dr. Joan Iceland she's a a professor, she talks about food addiction and how these processed foods really. Work within our brain and how it, it ruins our frontal lobe or our decisions are. Yep. Love her work. The second one is what you brought up and I think I shared with on your podcast was the Maria Marissa here, where she talks about the past, when we were growing up the, how we get our conditioning and our beliefs by the age of six and.
[00:32:45] Our, you know, our family members, you know, can affect that somehow and not intentionally, but they can, and then it comes down to, am I enough? Am I worthy? What you were saying before, and then the other one is the toxins, you know, so those are the three things. One is, you know, the foods that we eat, but also the other environmental toxins, not just the food, we eat, the stuff we put on our skin, the stuff that, you know, we inhale the, you know, like the paint on the walls.
[00:33:10] I mean, we can't control that, but you know, in the, off the offloading of the carpets, but there's other things that are in our environment that we can control. So I feel like those three things, when it comes to mindset, really play a big part in how we think in the actions that we do. And then of course, social media, right?
[00:33:27] Throwing that stuff in there is also another. Like how you were saying how it's we act and we do what we think others think we should be doing kind of thing if I can say that the right way. So I think you're on to something there. And I think that is the missing piece for a lot of us is mindset.
[00:33:44] And I don't think you can do one without doing the other. I think you have to look at all aspects and to be able to work on the mindset because that the other influences, right. So like you're saying the internet, people are always on the internet were in front of our computers more now [00:34:00] because we're locked down.
[00:34:00]You know, so that has more of a, an issue for us, the blue lights that affects us. I mean, so there's just so much into that mindset category. So when are you still working with clients right now for, with these things? Or are you just strictly doing your online stuff?
[00:34:18]Colin Stuckert: [00:34:18] Yeah, well, it's both. I have a online program that that I just launched.
[00:34:22]My vision is to have a, what I'm calling the better human school and just have something that is like basically how to think for society, like for everyone. And I want to venture even maybe partner with colleges and get this into some curriculums and stuff. That's kinda my grand vision, my vision right now, or what I'm doing right now, which is working with people in a group setting in one-on-one.
[00:34:39] And, you know, I'm learning as much through this process as well, which is awesome. I love that. And it's really exciting to me. It's fun. So it's just, I don't know where it will go, but I know that right now, like it's what I'm, I feel like it's what I'm meant to do. You know, I feel like I found my infinite game and what I really want to do, but if you want to talk about mindset specifically, I do have some comments on what you were saying.
[00:34:59] So you were talking about more of the physical environment, right. And the, the physical stressors. Yep. So the analogy I would use is. I w I would say food and sleep are probably the two most important things for long-term health. Would you agree with it? I would have totally
[00:35:13] Kate Cretsinger: [00:35:13] agree with that.
[00:35:14] Colin Stuckert: [00:35:14] Absolutely. Right. So if you're not getting sleep and you're eating McDonald's every day, like you shouldn't be worried about like red light therapy or like, I mean, and in fact, you probably shouldn't be worried about whether you're really exercising enough or not enough or whatever. Like you should be just getting those figured out first, right?
[00:35:29] Like addicted to heroin, don't be worrying about you know, these other things. Right. So when it comes to mindset, this is what I've found. The two most important things for mindset are the people around you. Okay. So your people environment, and, but this can also include the people who follow in line and that you interact with in ways, right.
[00:35:47] And then the content and the information you let into your mind. Okay. So those two things are the most important thing. And what you'll see is people. You know, you'll have people that want to level up and they'll have some kind of personal [00:36:00] development pursuit, and they want to like get better and they want to do things.
[00:36:02] I mean, most people do, most people are interested in at least learning a little bit, right? Like that's kind of what drives the internet is. People want to consume information. But what they'll do is they'll spend the majority of their time on social media. They'll spend the majority of time in politics and gossip and drama they'll even do that.
[00:36:17] Maybe with the coworkers, the friends and the family. Right. They'll do all those things and that's normal. That's set in their life and then they'll go like buy a personal development book. Or maybe by like a course on Skillshare or like a course or whatever. And then they'll consume that thinking is actually going to do anything.
[00:36:32] I believe that it pretty much does nothing. Now. It's good to have more information. The more knowledge you get a little bit closer, you might get to some kind of awareness and the closer you get some kind of objective truth, but yeah. The nows. You'd be like, if you're addicted to heroin or you're drinking eight beers every single day and alcoholic or whatever.
[00:36:49] And you're worried about this other small thing, like, don't be worried about the offgassing of your car. For example, if those things are still the main, you know, toxic things in your environment, right. And so toxic people, they hang out with coworkers, people you follow, right. That's huge. You know, those people that have friends that literally actively tried to bring them to do, maybe it's drugs could break the law, eat crappy food, like, you know, go drinking Friday night and get plastered.
[00:37:16] Right. Right. Those people that are actively doing that, like you got to figure out a mitigation strategy for that, because that's actively trying to sabotage what you want in life. Then you have the people where more subtle your friends and family, you know, you get together and there's all this food that you don't want to eat, and you're trying to stick to your diet or whatever.
[00:37:33] And it's not, you know, it's not cool to like deny the food that grandma made. Right. Like I get, there's a lot of family pressures. Or maybe they criticize you make fun of you. Oh, Josh wants to eat healthy. He wants to do this. And like, there's all kinds of environmental factors that from people that keep people stuck, where they are.
[00:37:50] But if you want change, you have to have a strategy for each one of those. Some of them require major intervention. Like you literally can't hang out with your weekend friends for awhile [00:38:00] until you can break the habit. Right. Or you can't hang out with your drinking friends that are basically alcoholics that are going to keep you drinking or the drug friends or whatever.
[00:38:08] Right. You can't hang out with your political friends that just want to bitch about politics all day. If that's how, if that's what you want to cut. That's the first thing, your environment too. Then you got to control how you use technology. Most people are the product, right. You've probably heard if you've watched any of the documentaries on this or whatever, if the product is free, that means you're the product right now.
[00:38:29] The other thing you said earlier about, about the addictive food and the processed food. Well, here's two. What two things to consider the. The food companies spend billions of dollars on marketing and billions of dollars on engineering food to be as addictive, as possible, as convenient as possible, as tasty as possible.
[00:38:49] Yeah. And they have people whose full-time job is to get you to eat foods that aren't good for you and then get addicted to them. So you do it over and over again. So big food is just the new smoking companies. That's all they are. Right. Everyone agrees. Smoking companies are evil and they're marketing, but big food.
[00:39:04] Exactly. Big food does the same exact freaking thing. Okay. Now think about it for big tech. So big tech hires nowadays, the smartest people on the planet and pays them massive salaries and give them stock options to create products that keep you a screen addicted zombie. Now to think that you're going to fight any of these massive amounts of people and money and power in these things, like to think you're just going to like overwhelm them with motivation or inspiration or whatever, like not, and not have an actual mitigation strategy is completely delusional.
[00:39:39]So I'll give you some tangible examples, just so that people, you know, because this just sounds like fear-mongering right, this is all true stuff, but I'll give you some specific ways to do this. So for years I always thought Twitter was like the worst thing on the planet. I think when it comes to politics, Twitter is actually really bad for our country, but Twitter is also a very amazing tool.
[00:39:58] And so I got on Twitter recently [00:40:00] just through a few happenstances where people had promoted or whatever, and I figured out a strategy to use it. So on the right side where they have trending, I never look at that. I'm actually looking for an app that can eventually block that there's keywords.
[00:40:11] You can block. If anybody posts anything political, I block them, mute them or unfollow them. And most of my feed now is just motivational stuff. It's stuff about books and mindset and it's stuff about Bitcoin, which I'm into. And that's basically it. That's awesome. Right? Instagram strategy for that.
[00:40:28] Cause I've been on Instagram for years. I unfollowed any account that would have maybe been distracting, you know, on Instagram. There's a lot of, there's a lot of women that are in bathing suits all day long. That's basically their strategy. Right. I unfollowed all of them. Right. Anyone, any ones that I haven't been following, I just completely unfollowed them.
[00:40:45] I basically don't go with my feet at all. Right. I go on Instagram and I post a feed post. I do a story and I'll check my DMS and I have no idea what's going on in the feed. So that's my Instagram strategy. So Twitter strategy is I never look at trending. I never look at suggested stuff from the algorithm.
[00:41:03] I only follow people that I know. And if anybody mentioned anything political, I blocked them or unfollow them, Instagram. I never go in the feed. And I only post for, you know, I mean, it's cool to post stuff. I still like Instagram. Right. And then Facebook, I just don't use it all.
[00:41:17] Kate Cretsinger: [00:41:17] That's awesome. I love that.
[00:41:19] I love that. I love that. I cause mine actually, the Instagram is connected to Facebook, so whatever I post on Instagram goes over.
[00:41:27] Colin Stuckert: [00:41:27] Okay. Mine too. But I just don't go to Facebook. I have no idea what's going on there.
[00:41:30]Kate Cretsinger: [00:41:30] It's so funny. I shouldn't say I don't either. There's one group that I do go to and it's for my racing, I do virtual racing now on my bike at home.
[00:41:39] So that's what I use Facebook for. Cause that's where their group is. But other than that I would love to be able to just do away with those. It's interesting. I love that theory and how you did that because what I do is I'll put. A five minute timer on my phone. And I know that's how much I have to post.
[00:41:56] And if I have time, I will go to my friends [00:42:00] that I support their businesses and I'll go and I'll like it. And I'll make a quick comment. But once that buzzer.
[00:42:05] Colin Stuckert: [00:42:05] Yup. Yup. But see, that's a strategy. Yeah, exactly. That's a strategy though. So you're consuming. So you're using technology consciously, which means you use the tool doesn't use you exactly in what most people do.
[00:42:19] And what are the really like the smart people in the world focused on, they're focused on getting the tool to use you as much as possible because the longer you stay in the platform, the more money they make and the more they can monopolize your attention, the more they can sell that to advertisers.
[00:42:30] And now the more they can monopolize your attention, the more they can actually make you think a certain way and vote a certain way. And then that's what all the craziness is with social media now, politics, which, yeah.
[00:42:41] Kate Cretsinger: [00:42:41] Huh? What is that? The documentary that just came out the social I'm
[00:42:45] Colin Stuckert: [00:42:45] trying to remember the limo.
[00:42:46] I think it's called the social dilemma. Yeah.
[00:42:48] Kate Cretsinger: [00:42:48] Listening to cause they were all the big, like the Twitter, the Pinterest, Facebook, all of them, all the people that used to that started those platforms where they were on there. And what I thought was quite interesting is at the end, they asked them if their children were allowed to use their cell phones and to be on these platforms.
[00:43:06] And they all said, absolutely not.
[00:43:08]Colin Stuckert: [00:43:08] Yeah. Because they know the danger of it. Exactly.
[00:43:11] Kate Cretsinger: [00:43:11] And that lets you know, so w how is your can you give us a little bit of a rundown, what your program looks like? Cause now that you're shifting over to, like, how does, how do your groups and your in individual sessions look like with this mindset?
[00:43:23]Colin Stuckert: [00:43:23] Yeah. So, so this is brand new like I've been tweaking the sales page and everything. And I only know a few people that are kind of in is better as beta testers, which if anybody wants to get in, they can send me an email and, you know, in exchange for feedback and testimonial you get in. And I would really appreciate that.
[00:43:37] I'm really excited about this, and this is a much a learning process for me. But a couple of things I have figured out is it's going to be, so let's say you have the eight-week program, right? And this is actually anybody's entrepreneurial wants to ever do a course. This model is amazing. You can feel free to steal from me.
[00:43:51] So every week we cover one of the foundational principles, right. Which are evergreen. So that if you hop on a week four or week eight, [00:44:00] it doesn't matter. You'll just cycle through to go. And from week one to eight, you'll always kind of hit the next principle that you didn't miss or that you hopped in later after.
[00:44:07] Right? The great thing about thinking better and rebuilding your mental models is I'm going down to the core first principles that work, the truths that have stood the test of time. Okay. So we're going to look at things like what are first principles? What does that even mean? Like, what does it mean to think of first principles?
[00:44:25] We're going to look at concepts like we way, and we're going to pull from philosophy in like action through inaction. We're going to take the best ideas from people that have been successful like today, but also successful throughout time. We're going to focus on, I mean, there's so much like my brain is overloaded.
[00:44:43] Like I don't want to spill it all right now, but actually see the core curriculum email@example.com. And most of my content is free and we'll be talking about these big ideas, but the idea is every week we're going to go into this big idea, but then we're going to do a Q and a, and then we're going to kind of brainstorm and people can go in the hot seat if they want, they can share.
[00:45:01] And I'm going to be very hands-on with it because. That's fun for me. And I get to learn and I'm going to continually refine the program because like I said, my vision is to create a curriculum that could eventually get in every, maybe middle school, high school and college on teaching people on how to think, because here's the thing, what is society spinning out today?
[00:45:20] It's spinning carbon copies of each other with basically a very left-leaning liberal bias to thinking certain way. And very few people know how to critically think. Very few people know how to go to source material. And very few people know what first principles even are. Right. And when you can think from principles, you remove so much of the, what ifs and the maybes and you focus on foundational truths.
[00:45:41] And then from there you build up, right? So I'll give a quick example in story form to illustrate this point. So everybody knows Elon Musk, right? Yep. Well, most people don't know is that he sold his proceeds from the PayPal acquisition to start a space X, which was the rocket company he had, I think it was something like 10, 10 million or 50 million, [00:46:00] something like that.
[00:46:00] I think it was 10 million actually. And he was going around trying to find a rocket to buy, but all the use ICBM's were like a hundred million or are they like 20 million, but then it costs like 80 to launch it. And he's just like, I only got 10, I can't do this. And everyone said the, in the industry was like, this is just the way it's done.
[00:46:16] There's nothing you can do. You got to buy the shoes rocket and you got to buy all this fuel. You got to get all these permits and do all this crap. And then you launch a rocket it's about a hundred million dollars. Right. So what he did is he asked himself this question, he's a very good first principles thinker.
[00:46:28] He said, okay, this is interesting. What does it cost to build a rocket? If I take all the atoms of raw materials and just put them together. Right. And what he found is it was a fraction. Of what, of the a hundred million everyone came, I'm telling you it was going to take, because he said the rocket fuel costs this much, the silicone cost this much, the steel cost this much, the iron cost, et cetera, et cetera, et cetera.
[00:46:48] And what he found out by doing that first principles kind of logic exercise was that most of the money in aerospace goes to the profit margin of thousands of companies that you have to buy the parts from. So the way he revolutionizes space industry, he said, we're going to print and make our own parts, and we're going to build it from the ground up.
[00:47:08] And that was the big revolution in space that apparently nobody thought about at that point. Like, everyone's like, no, it was a hundred million. That's just is what it is. Right. And so that story always sticks in my mind of. When you think of first principles you basically remove all the way things are done now.
[00:47:23] And all these accepted you truisms are accepted, whatever he calls it, reasoning by analogy. So most people think by analogy, they look at what's being done and they say, okay, I got to kind of do it that way. Or I've got to figure out how to do it. That way. First principles is saying, what's my goal. And what's the most effective way to reach that goal without any assumptions or analogies or mental gunk in my brain at all.
[00:47:47] And that's hard to do. You can actually apply this it is. It's very hard to do. And it requires to think very outside of society and outside of, you know, what you grew up with or whatever. But when you can cultivate that kind of mindset, it is a freaking game changer. I mean, it [00:48:00] is like everything that's ever served me in my entrepreneurial career, I've dealt with losing people.
[00:48:03] I've been sued. I've been stolen from there's. So many things have happened in my life. Every single time I focus on the principles, like for example, the stoic framework of control. That's the last, I'll give it one more principle that, that is big in the program. And two in your life, you always have two choices, one or two choices.
[00:48:19] What can you control? What can you not control? And what are you going to spend your time on? Right? So if somebody does something to you, it's your responsibility to respond to it. Most people go into victim mode and they blame and they kick and scream and they're doing nothing. That's actually helping the situation.
[00:48:33] Right. But the Stoics would tell you to go back to analyze the situation and ask yourself, okay, what can I control? I can only control how I respond and how I act with this new information. And then if I go and do something and I don't get the response I want, or the result I want, I go back to the framework of control, because then I asked myself again, what do I now, what can I control?
[00:48:53] And what can I do? Right. It's just thinking control. That's what it comes down to. So every question in life comes down to like, what are you trying to achieve? And how can you actually get there? And most people don't think like that. They think what was me and how could this happen to me? And I'm the victim and this and that, and this and that.
[00:49:09] And all it does is remove your agency to do anything about it. And it removes your locus of control to be more in the, not able to control your future mode. And when you get into that point where you have learned helplessness and you feel like you can't control your future, That's when your life is basically over, if you can ever get out of that.
[00:49:25] And so for me, that's a really big one. If you look at 2020 and all the blaming and victim Nazis has been going on, you see a lot of this, you see people that want to blame other people for their life instead of taking control and actually maybe even proposing solutions to problems. Right.
[00:49:38] Kate Cretsinger: [00:49:38] Imagine that we can't do that.
[00:49:40] Right. We're not allowed to do that. Yeah, exactly. So, how often I know this is probably gonna change because this is so new for you and you're just starting this. So how often do you meet with, as a group? Or what are you looking to do? Are you looking to meet every day? Are you looking to meet weekly?
[00:49:55]And then giving them homework to put into practice for the week? Like how is that going to look?
[00:50:00] [00:50:00] Colin Stuckert: [00:50:00] Yeah, it's so weekly. We're going to do the group, lesson Q and a brainstorming, whatever. My grand vision and I may have some ideas with this. I wanna eventually have like a full class.
[00:50:09] Calendar of live events that are all are also recorded. I want to have like group coaching rooms where you can go in and just get free help. I want to get like buddy rooms where you schedule it and then you meet up and you like work with other students. So I have all these ideas of things that will grow as the community grows, because what I've seen with all my education is it's a lot of this, like, Offer a bunch of courses and then just like no accountability or guidance or help whatsoever.
[00:50:34] And everyone was like, it's going to, we're going to change the education system and it didn't happen. Right. What we need is we need more people interacting with people. We need students interacting with teachers. We need students interacting with students, coaches, interacting, et cetera, et cetera, et cetera.
[00:50:50] And so that's one of the things that I kind of want to build out of this is I want to like help revolutionize the online education learning. And I feel like, you know, 2020 is amazing because zoom is becoming so acceptable and hopping on a video call. So acceptable that I feel like we're kind of at that place where we have a mass adoption where people kind of already get it that I think we're just posed for online education to really take off, but also take off in a way that's effective because it's about a 5% of online courses ever get completed.
[00:51:17] And that's just like a joke. Like I don't want, I don't want to create a course on how to think and like have 5% of students complete that. Like, like keep your money. Like, that's just a waste of time for you and me. Right? So for me, I want 95% completion. And so the hybrid is a lot of in-person stuff. A lot of, you know, obviously exercises and things you can do with other people.
[00:51:36]But you know, like I said, it's very much a work in progress and I'm very excited about it. But meeting once a week, having some homework and giving people ideas to do things on their own and thinking a different way, plus you have the course backend where you can do like self-paced and you can kind of, you know, reiterate these ideas.
[00:51:52] That's going to be a big part of it as well. And it's going to be awesome. I'm happy about it. I actually, haven't talked about it publicly until now. That's
[00:52:00] [00:51:59] Kate Cretsinger: [00:51:59] awesome. I'm glad that you shared it with me. I can tell you're excited that you're passionate about it, and I love that. So if this sounds really interesting to the listeners where give us the website and how they can get in contact with you.
[00:52:12] Colin Stuckert: [00:52:12] Yeah, so better human.school is a URL. That'll go to the current landing page we have in the options and everything. And there's a, there's actually a place to book a call with me. So if you wanted to do an actual call, we can talk about it and talk about what your goals are. You can book that right there.
[00:52:24]My email will probably be there, but I'm sure you'll have that in the notes somewhere. I mean, nowadays I'm just, I'm like, you can figure out how to find me I'm on all the platforms. Just send me a DM or whatever and we'll talk.
[00:52:33] Kate Cretsinger: [00:52:33] Gotcha. That's awesome. So, we're going to wrap it up here, but I want to make sure that we've hit everything that you want to share with the listeners.
[00:52:41]Is there anything else you want to talk about that we haven't covered yet before we'd sign off?
[00:52:46]Colin Stuckert: [00:52:46] Yeah, I mean, that's a tough one. I mean, I know that's what we did talk about today. Like having the, having a strategy for technology is huge. Okay. So. We gave some tips on maybe how to cultivate a strategy if you're gonna use these apps.
[00:53:01]Absolutely. If you're not doing that, like you have to, if you're not getting outside for 30 minute walk, you have to. Okay. And then the third one would be, if you have any creatives listening or any professionals, if you don't have a deep work routine. Where your phone is off, your notifications are off and you are doing focused work, right?
[00:53:17] If you're a knowledge worker and you don't have this, you're missing out on a massive opportunity to upgrade your life, upgrade your work, get more satisfaction out of it. Be more creative and impress your employer or your clients, whoever. Okay. So the book is CA is deep work by Cal Newport. It's probably the most recommended book that I tell people, especially if they're, if they do any kind of knowledge work.
[00:53:33]And it also coincides that his philosophy coincides with kind of the digital minimalism thing. He's got a book written on that as well. So developing deep work, plus having a technology strategy, plus getting outside and walking 30 minutes a day, like you do those three things and just focused on getting those done every single day.
[00:53:51] And then, you know, in 90 days, like you won't even recognize who you've become and what you've done. It's amazing.
[00:53:56] Kate Cretsinger: [00:53:56] It's awesome. And I love that you shared that book with us and cause I know [00:54:00] you're big on sharing books too. What is the best book that you've read recently? Cause I love hearing your thoughts on this.
[00:54:05] What is the like within the last, since we've been in lockdown, I guess what was, what would be your number one book to, to have us read right now?
[00:54:12]Colin Stuckert: [00:54:12] Yeah. I want to recommend 10, but I'll recommend two, instead of one book to answer that question is how to win friends and influence people and I'm rereading it.
[00:54:21] Nice. The reason that's so impactful is because I read it 10 years ago and I just don't think I got it or I was in the right mind state because now I'm reading it and I'm like, Holy crap. It's like, I know these things are obvious. Right? I know these things are obvious, but why am I not a pro at them? And so I'm actually going to reread that book probably every year and I think everyone should.
[00:54:43] Okay. So that's the first book. Second book people can actually get free. Here's the, here's what you do. If you don't want the Kindle or the audible audio book, I actually have physical copies. I have the Kindle. And I don't think he has an audio one out yet, but you can get this book by going to Google and typing in the Almanac of novel.
[00:54:59] It'll pop up, it'll be their website and there'll be a free PDF you can download or an EPUB it, the book is the Almanack of Neval Ramakant he's an investor and a tech guy and he's. Basically like one of the smartest people alive and anything that he puts out, he's kind of a recluse, but anything he puts out, I consume that book, I was just like shouting from the rooftops when I read it.
[00:55:17] I mean, it, it just includes everything from wealth to, to mindset, to building, you know, the future economy. It's just amazing. I just highly recommend it.
[00:55:25] Kate Cretsinger: [00:55:25] Well, I love it. You're just always so full of information, Collin. And I just, I feel like we could just be talking forever about this stuff. So I really appreciate you coming on the show today, sharing your insight on mindset and health and obviously nutrition, because I love leading with nutrition.
[00:55:40] So I appreciate that. So thank you for your time. I'm going to put all of your contact information in the show notes. So no one has to question on where they can find you. And maybe you can share that link with your new mindset group too, if it's ready to jump in. And you mentioned if anyone wants to be the beta for you and give you feedback we can make sure that we put that in there too.
[00:56:00] [00:55:59] Colin Stuckert: [00:55:59] So just find me, send me an email.
[00:56:02] Kate Cretsinger: [00:56:02] Yeah. Awesome. Well, thank you so much, Colin. I appreciate you. And thank you for sharing all your knowledge with us.
[00:56:08] Colin Stuckert: [00:56:08] Thanks
[00:56:08] Kate Cretsinger: [00:56:08] for having me on. All right, everyone. Have a great day.
The Almanack of Naval Ravikant: I own the Kindle version, a physical copy and the free PDF. It's that good.
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