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In episode 9 of Build Your Utopia, Josh and Ben dive in by discussing this past week in their personal lives.

Ben and Josh both were at a wonderful wedding of Ben's sister-in-law.

They both had a blast and had heaps of praise on how the wedding was conducted. Josh in particular really loved the levity of the wedding vs. some of the other stiffer weddings out there, notably Catholic weddings. (Josh is Christian, no knock on Catholicism)

This past week was filled with another rock-solid, valuable guest for Utopians, Brandon Epstein of Entrepreneur Fitness.

During this episode, Ben and Josh discuss how the episode impacted them and discuss several of the takeaways from that episode. (If you haven't listened to it, go here)

Brandon was great, because he was relatable. Ben and Josh both stumbled out of the gates a bit in their early 20s, like Brandon.

Brandon's belief in getting into a "flow state" is a challenging subject for both Ben and Josh. Ben, in particular, reflects in this episode on how hard it is for him to get himself into a "flow state" where he can perform his best.

However, both can attest that in today's digital age, there are far too many Weapons of Mass Distraction (coined by a movie in the 90s of the same name and a phrase frequently used by John Lee Dumas of Entrepreneur on Fire)

In discussing getting into a "flow state", Ben and Josh both share how each gets into their own "flow states".

Ben counts on sleep as the #1 factor that gets him into a "flow state".

Josh counts on a combination of steady dieting, the right foods, exercise, and sleep as his factors.

Going off on a tangent, Josh shares with Utopians his diet while Ben breaks it down and is humored at how crazy it is. (4-5 protein shakes a day!)

Diet tip (we are not certified dieticians): Drink 2 glasses of water immediately upon waking up. Option: Try a glass of water with 2 teaspoons of apple cider vinegar and a spoon full of honey.

You will be surprised to find out that Wendy's burgers is part of a lunch option for Josh.. listen to the episode to find out more.

During this episode, you will hear other tips from Josh that will help you heighten your alert and focus when you wake up.

Finally, Ben and Josh also talk about what drinking alcohol responsibly REALLY means when it comes to getting into a "flow state".

The key: Greasy Pizza or Mexican Food at 3 AM before you go to bed.

Thanks for listening in! Please leave your comments below.

As always, a special thank you to The Strand for our intro and outro music!

Direct download: 009_I_Dont_Know_When_My_Next_Meal_Is_Coming.mp3
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