GuruGilbert.com To Have Regular Column in National Magazine!!!

April 25, 2007          Comments (4)


(This is my professionally taken author shot.)

The past few weeks have been absolutely amazing…

It all started with an email from an editor of a national business magazine that I read religiously who miracously came across my blog. Yes. The one you are reading right now. She read it and loved it!

She emailed me and told me to call her.

I called her and we spoke for about 45 minutes and we really hit it off. She asked me to write a story that was “witty, edgy and hip” so, of course, I gave it my best shot.

I sent it to her and she totally loved it.

Long story short, my article is going to be featured in the July issue!

The magazine is called Millionaire Blueprints and is by far one of the best business magazines in my opinion because each article tells you ‘how” the entrepreneur did it step by step not just how “blessed, fortunate and lucky” they are.

The icing on the cake is that they are launching a teen edition and they want me to write a regular column!!! Obviously, I’m extremely excited about this opportunity to have national exposure on a regular basis.

The magazine can be purchased anywhere magazines are sold so check it out in July!

Thank you so much for all of your continued support. Every single one of you who has emailed me, IMed me, whatever; your support really means the world to me!

It’s amazing that I started this blog about 9 months ago. I started this blog because I was writing a newsletter for clients of my old business, Ultimate Discount Card, and the feedback I was getting was very rewarding.

I was encouraged repeatedly to start a blog so I did it and here we are today. I understand your time is precious and extremely limited so I try to make sure each post has some sort of impact on your life; whether it’s humorous, inspirational, educational, etc.

It’s ironic that I when I was younger I hated writing. Now, I realize I hated writing because I wasn’t passionate about the subject. I knew I was onto ‘something’ when my mom, a former English teacher, told me she actually enjoyed my writing.

My mom will never lie to me and always tells me like it is and I thank her for that. She is also my biggest fan. So, as her son is now a real author, I’m sure that has to make a former English teacher pretty darn proud!

I love you mom and Happy Birthday!!!

(I can’t believe you are only 34!)



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My Nanny is the Cutest!

April 12, 2007          Comments (3)

I was in Florida last week and I learned a lot while hanging out with my Grandma’s friends.

My grandma is 84 by the way!

I always enjoy speaking with people who are way older because they have lived much longer and have so much more wisdom to share. And besides everyone loves sharing their stories and ideas (at least I do!).

I’ve been going down to Florida every April since I am literally 7 weeks old. So some of my grandma’s friends are almost like a second family.

I asked all of them individually, the same question: What’s one thing you would have done differently if you were my age all over again?

Think about that. That’s a really powerful question!

Here you are. Hanging out by the pool, enjoying life, well rested after your afternoon nap and you are getting ready for dinner at 5 P.M. You aren’t worrying as much as you used to, your kids are set, your grandkids are proving themselves in the real world and you can’t believe how big Roz Gilbert’s grandson got and how well he is doing. (Or, maybe you can believe it, but still.)

Then you have to answer the question: What would you have done differently if you were a young buck all over again?!?!

Just put yourself in that situation.

What if a 1st grader asked you that question?

And what would you do if differently if you were in 1st grade all over again?

When you get older and look back on your life, what are you going to remember, regret, or wish you had done differently?

The number one response I got was not to make excuses. Just go after it. Whatever the hell it is. “Go after your dreams Adam! If anyone can do it, it’s you! Just go after it!”

Some of my second family almost seemed bitter as they were saying that. As I forced them to look back on their life they realized they didn’t even come close to realizing their full potential!

Not realizing my full potential is literally my number one fear.

“Hell would be seeing what you could have accomplished if only you believed in yourself!”

Listen, we all want to be successful and happy.

But most of us just hope and wish…

That’s so sad!

Right now maybe it’s not sad, or maybe in 5 months it won’t be sad, or maybe in 2 years it won’t be sad or maybe even in 7 years it won’t be sad.

It’s not sad right now because we are living in the now and magically we always figure out ways to distract ourselves.

But when you look back in 10 or 20 years how are you going to answer the question of what would you have done differently?

In 50 years from now how are you going to answer that question?

Although, we are all going to be extremely cute grandparents, I don’t want any of us to be bitter grandparents who realized they made excuses their entire lives!

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That’s right. Just sit there, read this, keep hoping and wishing!

April 2, 2007          Comments (0)

I originally wrote this article for Okdork.com and I got some awesome feedback from it. Check out the original article here but I thought I’d share it with you, right now, at 3:54 A.M. on Monday morning. Enjoy!

I left Ernst & Young on January 12th to go after my dreams. It was time to marry my lifelong passion of health and physical fitness with my passion for entrepreneurship. Boom! MyBodyTutor was born!

Now, it’s nothing but passion. I know this because the true feeling of wanting to (not having to or needing to) work on my business at 3 AM after I go out for the night is ALWAYS there. Life is way too short to not love what you do. How can you accept anything less? This is your life. Last time I checked, we only get one time around this amazing place. (I certainly don’t remember any other times!)

Yup…I thought I heard something. You just made an excuse. Why can’t you work on your passion part time? Just get it done. Stop wishing and hoping already! Just do.

In today’s ridiculously wired world of always being connected people have less and less time for the most important thing of all; numero uno. It’s too easy to say, “Screw it, I’ll start tomorrow!”
We all know that our dreams mean absolutely nothing without our health and physical fitness. It’s very easy to make excuses to yourself.

Except now there will be no more wishing and hoping for a healthier and fitter body.

That’s right. Just sit and read another story about someone going after their dreams and don’t do anything about your dreams.

This is all tough love. See, I left my small cog in a big wheel job because I wanted to make more of a difference. When you look and feel good you are way more inclined to take risks and do amazing things with your life. That is what I’m after.

So, it turns out that my trying to light a fire under your ass has everything to do with your health and physical fitness. The healthier you are, the more self confident you’ll be to go after YOUR dreams!

Considering I started this business 8 weeks ago, I couldn’t be more thrilled with the progress. One thing is for sure. I’ve been able to make my NYC rent.

I learned some very valuable lessons that anyone can learn from!

1. Never be scared to be yourself – The more I embrace who I am, the more success I am encountering. I was very hesitant to put shaven, oily pictures of myself in a Speedo on my website but I have to sell the goods. After all, I have been living the simple and easy to follow lifestyle I teach.

2. Be Obsessive – I believe you can only be anal about something you are so passionate about and believe in. I’m obsessive when it comes to customer service. It’s paying off.

3. The Social Life Test – This is the ultimate test. When you are willing to give up your social life, job, etc., etc., because you believe in something so much and WANT to work on your business instead of going out; don’t stop! You are onto something!

4. Do you love your clients? Tell them then. If it wasn’t for your clients you wouldn’t be able to do what you love doing in the first place. Oh that’s right. You don’t love what you do…

5. Offer a no questions asked, money back guarantee! This should go without saying but if you have the goods and can deliver them then you should 100% offer a money back guarantee. (Yes, that’s right. Try my program and if you don’t see amazing results, I’ll give you your money back. No questions asked.)

6. Are you still sitting at your computer? Go make it happen. Stop reading. Seriously. Use blogs like this one to learn but the best learning is actually doing!

7. Failure is not an option! You really have to believe in yourself and your service/product. Once you have that belief, the sky is the limit! Not making my rent can’t happen. It’s not possible.

8. You can’t fake passion! Whether it’s with a gf/bf, husband/wife, job/career/business you simply can’t fake it. Stop and go do something you are passionate about. (No pun intended.)

Finally, stop procrastinating and being fearful! When you love something so much and believe in what you are doing and know your product/service will change the world for the better you have no alternative but to be AFF (Absolutely F@#kin’ Fearless!).



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