- I use Evernote to keep my Code updated
- Join me meditating everyday this year, using the hashtag #thedailymed
- Come see Melissa and I live on the Open Wide Tour
- My music on Spotify
- Path To Freedom
- Blue Zones
I shared with you how my Code looks, and the way I manage this is to simply put things into 4 columns…
Never, Always, Conditional, Unrestricted
Here is what I am using right now (minus a couple of super personal items ;)
Hello and welcome to the very first episode of The Nick Broadhurst Show. I’m your host, Nick Broadhurst. You can catch all of my music at www.iamnickbroadhurst.com. And that song, Little Lover, you can hear and watch the music video at iamnickbroadhurst.com/littlelover. And I wrote that song at a time in my life where it was actually before I met my wife, just a few months before I met her, and it was really me kind of putting it out there that I was going to meet my soulmate, meet my one, and it happened. So, you know, be careful what you wish for. When you put things out there, and they come from a very true place within you, the universe tends to deliver.
So check it out, iamnickbroadhurst.com/littlelover. I would love to hear your thoughts. It’s been my biggest song to date, with well over six million streams on Spotify and other places all around the world. And I would just love for you to have a listen to the full song. And share with me on social media if you love it. You can catch me on social media at Broadhurst World.
So let’s get into the very first episode. So what you’re about to hear was a very spontaneous recording. I basically woke up — actually, I didn’t wake up, I couldn’t get to sleep on New Year’s Eve, and decided to get up and do a very spontaneous Instagram live. And I put it out to you guys. I put it up and said, “Hey, do you want to hear this from me?” And the response was really overwhelming, and I’m so pleased because it’s given me an outlet to share everything that I’ve learned, and learning, and love, and I get to share it with you. How cool is that? So it doesn’t sound like a normal podcast, it’s very spontaneous, but you’ll get the drift of it. So let’s dive into episode one, Living by the Code.
Hello, hello. Welcome, welcome, welcome. So I have a new concept I would like to introduce to you, and it’s something which I’ve been thinking about for quite a long time. And you may have seen my story yesterday where it was 3:41 a.m. and I couldn’t sleep. And I had these sorts of bursts of inspiration coming through, and decided to get out of bed and do a story on it. One of the things that was coming to me is that I really want to share more of myself. I kind of locked myself away last year, and it was a really bizarre year for me. It’s a year like I’ve never had before, and a year that I don’t particularly want to repeat. Even though, of course, I know there’s growth. But, I want to introduce to you a new concept.
Now, I’ve been thinking of doing a podcast for quite a long time, and after doing a recent one with Melissa where I actually was the host and I interviewed her, I really enjoyed it, and realized that I think I have a lot to offer. And what’s the point in learning if we don’t share. You know? So if you like this, I would really like you to tell me. So you can tell me in this chat on Instagram live right now, or you can also just send me a private message. Because if you do like this, I’m going to create it into a daily podcast, which would be five episodes per week, Monday through Friday. They’re not going to be long; they’re going to be brief. But it’s going to try and give you really potent ideas and things that I’ve played with and learned from health to wealth, relationships, to business, creativity, everything that I’ve learned over the years.
And I want to basically turn that into bite-size little nuggets that you can listen to on the way to work, where it might just become that spark or catalyst to change something in that day for you. Okay? So this is my concept, and the podcast will be called The Nick Broadhurst Show. I like that, obviously, because broad being Broadhurst, that’s me. New meaning it’s everything that I’m discovering that’s fresh and new to me. And world meaning that it’s about the world, my world, your world. The Nick Broadhurst Show.
So I’m going to kick off today, the very, very, very first episode of The Nick Broadhurst Show — and I’m going to be live streaming these every day on Instagram and Facebook and YouTube, eventually. Once I figure out how to use YouTube live. And you can either tune in live or you can just go to your podcast app. So if you like the sound of that then please do let me know.
So the first one I’m going to be doing today is called Living from The Code. And what I found last year was I didn’t have my own set of guidelines, my own set of rules. I didn’t have a code to live by. And I found that what this did for me was it left me kind of flailing. You know? Because when you don’t have clarity, it’s very easy for doubt to just sink in, to start getting to all areas of your life. You start questioning the food you’re eating, you start questioning the exercise you do, you start questioning the business, the way you write music. Everything starts to seep in just because there was no code. And there’s so many things we all have to do every single day, right? But there’s things that we can do that really make us thrive, and it’s really, really personal. Like, it is super personal.
But this is my code. And I’ve shared this code with Melissa, and she’s got her own as well. And it’s basically a set of rules, and I’ve got four columns. I have a “Never” column, an “Always” column, a “Conditional” column, and an “Unrestricted” column. Okay? And it’s my job to call Melissa out on her code, and her to job to call me out. And, of course, we need keep ourselves accountable, but we wanted to share it with each other, so we can just straight away go, “No, stop, that’s not in your code.” It’s a very, very simple way to get instant clarity when we start to go off path. And I’ve been experimenting with this for a few weeks now, and I’ve got to say it is pretty extraordinary. So here we go.
So my “Never” column has a few things in it. Some of them are quite personal. But one is I never miss a meditation. And you would have noticed that this year I’m kicking off a challenge for the whole year, to meditate every single day, with the hashtag #thedailymed. And I’ll post a photo of me meditating every day in Instagram. And for me it’s twice a day, so it’s 730 meditations for the year. And I would love for you to join me. All you have to do is use the hashtag #thedailymed, and if you like, you can tag me as well. So that’s the first one. I never miss a meditation.
The next one is I never eat mindlessly. I never eat beyond comfortably full. Now, for me, this is really important because mindful eating is powerful because it, basically, allows your body to know that you’re actually in the process of eating and that you’re in a state of digestion, of rest and digest. And the more that we assimilate nutrients and digest and breakdown our food, the more energy we’re going to have, the more productive we can be, and the more we can create in life. Okay? So and then, never eating beyond comfortably full. Now, for some people that’s 80%, for me it’s probably 90 to 100% because I’m Vata, and I like getting grounded with my food. And I have a habit over the years to overeat. So I just need to say that I need to stop. It’s just one of those things I need to, I guess, control to a certain degree in my life.
The next one — you guys might laugh at this — but, it is I never eat dessert because my meals are yummy enough. Now, I know, this is kind of crazy. I have found that I don’t have an off switch. Okay? And I tend to overdo good things, like dessert. Now, I love desserts, I love healthy desserts, I love all this stuff. And maybe I might implement one a week or something like that, eventually. Because desserts should be treats, they’re not every day. Okay?
But, for me, my off switch just, I haven’t calibrated that off switch yet very well. Right? So I’m going to, right now, my code is that I don’t eat dessert. It’s that simple. And all of the sudden I’ve taken out this doubt because sometimes I might go to my friend’s house and end up eating three power bars.
Now, they’re healthy desserts, they’re good for you, but three of them is not so good. Right? Especially when you’ve had a full meal. So I just wanted to iron that out of my life as something I’m doing. And I’ll keep you posted on that.
I never drink alcohol or eat trans fats or gluten. It’s just, I just don’t. I just don’t do alcohol. Trans fats are an absolute no, they’re absolute poison for the body. And I don’t do gluten. Genetically, gluten doesn’t work for me. You know? It just doesn’t work for me. So that’s a never.
I never work while I’m eating. Okay? This comes back to the mindful practice. It’s really, really important to when you’re eating, you’re eating, that’s it. And you can even implement a Buddhist practice of just saying, “I am eating.” Right? That’s it. “I am eating, I’m eating.” You can say it in your head quietly. And, of course, it’s really beautiful to share meals with loved ones, but when you’re eating, you’re eating. Okay? You’re in a state of rest and relaxation and digest.
The next one’s interesting. I never eat red meat more than one a week. This is important for me because I have a Vata-Pitta Constitution, which is an ectomorph, endomorph constitution. Primarily Vata, primarily ectomorph. Which means I don’t have very strong digestion. I just don’t. I’m not like Melissa. Melissa can take down a cow; I just can’t do that. Okay?
And so, red meat is one of those things that just doesn’t break down in my body particularly well. So the majority of my animal protein comes from seafood. It’s really easy to break down. And when I say seafood, I mean I’m having, like, a palm size once a day, that’s it. That’s all I need to stay healthy. I’ve given up goals of being massive and ripped and massively muscular, and I’m just going for longevity and health now. And that small amount of animal protein serves me really well.
Next one is I never work in the house, other than on the balcony or in the office. Now, this is really important. The living space is for living. Okay? Melissa and I have crossed this line too many times last year, and it created a bit of tension in the house. So we have a new code. We don’t work in the house, other than in the office or on the balcony with the balcony door closed. Just because it’s nice out there and you get the nice bit of sunshine.
And then next one is I never swear. So if you hear me swear, pull me up because I fricking hate swearing. I really do. I think it’s really a mindless practice.
So the next column is Always. I always start the day with yoga, then meditation. So morning routines are really important for me, but I had a list of things I wanted to do, and I didn’t have an order for it. So I just know, I get out of bed and I do yoga first, then I meditate. And, of course, there’s a whole bunch of things that I can do like infrared saunas, and all these sorts of things, and I do that. But as long as I start the day with yoga, then meditation, I feel great. It’s that simple. Before the yoga, of course, is I wake up at 5 a.m., and I have a whole hour now with Melissa in bed where we can either just connect, we can make love, we can do whatever we want, but connecting with my wife is first and foremost, and then I go into my morning routine.
The next one is I always fill my plate, my food plate, as per the code. Now, I have a whole set of rules on what my breakfast looks like, my lunch, my dinner. These are meals that I know make me thrive, so I stick to them. That’s it. I don’t deviate because once I deviate and I start feeling crap, I don’t know what it was. Was it, maybe I didn’t get enough sleep. Maybe it was this, maybe it was that. But if I know that I’m eating the same meals every day, of course, there’s variety in the vegetables and proteins, but the same macros, then I know if something’s off in other areas of my life.
I always make space to move my body every day, and I get sun every day. So whether I walk, I go for a surf, I do strength training, it’s just non-negotiable.
I always bless my food and take three deep breaths before eating. Again, coming back to the mindful eating practice.
I always have a 12 hour fast overnight. Now, this comes back to intermittent fasting. You know, for me, 12 hours is just enough. For my Vata Constitution, I don’t want to go two meals a day. I kind of need three meals a day. My Vata Constitution, that ectomorph, I burn up all the energy that I consume every day. I just burn it up. Okay? All the food that I consume, it’s gone. I don’t have anything in reserve, so I need three meals a day. But if you’re a Pitta Constitution, or endomorph, a mesomorph, then you may be able to do intermittent fasting and have two meals a day. For Melissa that works really well, but for me it doesn’t. So I have a 12 hour fast. I finish eating at 6 o’clock, and I won’t eat breakfast until, at least, 7:00, 7:30.
I always wake up by 5:00 a.m. That’s a new one for me. I want to get up earlier. That’s it. Simple.
There’s a couple here which are really personal, so I’ll skip those ones. Let me have a look. I always start each weekday with music practice or writing. It’s something I didn’t do a lot of last year because I have so much music to be released already. I kind of felt like I didn’t need to, but I need to. Because it’s just what fuels me, it’s my mission, it’s my purpose.
I always stick my ideal work day plan. So in my calendar my whole day is mapped out. So I get up in the morning, I do my morning routine, I’ll map out my day in my calendar, and I stick to it. That’s it. If I say I’ve got half an hour to do my crypto investing, which is one of my favorite things at the moment, then I do it for a half an hour. If I’ve got an hour to work on Path to Freedom — which is our doTerra Essential Oils team, which is just fricking amazing.
And you can find out more about that at NickandMelissa.com — then I just do that, and do it one hour, and that’s it. I stick to it. If I’m going to meditate at a certain time, I do it at that time. If I’m going to have lunch at a certain time, I have lunch at that time. And I get to the end of the day, and I look back, and I say, “You know what? I fricking showed up. Today was a good day. I did all the things I wanted to do. I showed up, I feel great, I’m energized, I’ve got my work done, I’m on purpose, I’m on my mission.” And, you know, it’s just the easiest way for me to stay on track, to stay on purpose.
Next one is I always create a fun and loving environment for Leo and Melissa. So I was bit serious last year. I want to be a lot lighter and have more play.
And here’s one, I always share myself and my learnings daily on The Nick Broadhurst Show. Hello. This is what we’re doing right now.
Conditional. The only dairy product I eat is ghee. Dairy doesn’t work for me. Simple. Genetically, I’m lactose intolerant, so why muck around with it, just put it in there. Ghee is the only dairy product I do.
I only cook with oil as a treat or for dinner parties. Now, cooking with oil, for me, is out. Simple. It changes the quality of the oils too much, so now I just dress my food with oils instead. I cook my meats in different ways. I steam things. You know, I’ve found much more gentle ways. What’s the point in cooking with an oil if it’s going to create inflammation in the body. What’s the point of that? There’s enough inflammation in our bodies already.
I only finish eater after 6:00 p.m. when it’s someone else’s house or restaurant. For me, I want to finish my food at 6:00 p.m., I want to be in bed at 8:30 with an empty stomach so I can go through the evening and let my body do its magic and detoxify.
The only nuts and seeds that I eat are hemp hearts and hemp protein. Now, I love hemp, my God, I love it so much. It tends to be my vegan protein source for lunch. And this again comes back to too much of a good thing. If I allow nuts and seeds into my life, I just fricking overeat them. I just do. And I feel crap, so they’re out. So at the moment, it’s hemp seeds and hemp protein, and we’ll see if that changes.
I only deviate from my set meals, which are in the code, when it can’t be avoided, which we discussed before.
I only go to sleep after 9:00 p.m. when it’s absolutely unavoidable due to travel, socializing, or an urgent deadline. I feel better when I am asleep at 9:00 and awake at 5:00. I did it last night. I feel fricking amazing.
I only watch more that 30 minutes of TV or a movie on the weekend. So Melissa and I do like watching TV, but there has been studies in longevity cultures and happiness cultures, the blue zones around the world, which shows that more than 45 minutes starts to have a negative effect on you. Up to 45 minutes has a positive effect on your happiness. Like, how cool is that? And we find, last night we watched one of our favorites, which is The Crown, on Netflix, we watched it for a half an hour, we didn’t do a whole episode. We turned it off, we went to bed, we spoke, we read, we went to sleep early. It was a beautiful night, and we were fricking happy. Right? So that’s our rule.
Now there’s the next column which is Unrestricted. Of course, vegetables and fruit are unrestricted for me, but I’m a Vata Constitution. Fruit might be different for you. Water, green juices, herbal teas, they’re unrestricted. If all my other rules are met in the code, I can eat as many calories as I want because, again, I’m a Vata Constitution, I can eat as much as I like, I don’t put on weight. So that’s just how I work, personally. Making love is unrestricted, of course. Fun and play is unrestricted. Meditation, yoga, walking, they’re unrestricted.
So that, my friends, is living by the code. And it’s the first, the very first episode of The Nick Broadhurst Show. I hope you enjoyed it. And you will be able to get all this at iamnickbroadhurst.com. And, eventually, I’ll have show notes, and all these sorts of things set up.
This was a very spontaneous episode today, but eventually you’ll be able to go to iamnickbroadhurst.com/1 to get the show notes on this. So if you give me a few days, I will start doing that. And keep an eye out in iTunes, we’ll let you know when this goes live. I’ll probably do it next week, once I have a few more episodes up my sleeve. Hope you enjoyed it. Please private message me if you loved it.
And I can’t wait to do this. I literally wrote out about 50 episodes this morning of things I want to do. So I’ve got, what’s that, a quarter, a tenth, no, I can’t even do maths, like, a seventh of the year already mapped out for this The Nick Broadhurst Show podcast. So hoped you loved it. I love you heaps. Thank you for being here. And don’t forget you can tune in live on Instagram, and eventually Facebook and YouTube as well. Lots of love to you guys.
Well, I hope you absolutely loved the first episode of The Nick Broadhurst Show. And I will say that the show notes are actually available now. So moving forward, all show notes you can find on my website, iamnickbroadhurst.com. For this one, in particular, it’s iamnickbroadhurst.com/1. Please do head into iTunes, and if you do love this, please do give me a five-star review, and send this to someone you love. I would love for this to spread like wildfire because I think little bursts of inspiration like this, little bursts of how-to knowledge is really, really supportive.
And I’ve done a lot of study in my life, a lot of books, and watched a lot of documentaries, and learned from a lot of different teachers, and literally have spent hundreds of thousands of dollars on my own education. And if I can just distill that down for you every day into bite-size chunks, and you get something from it, then I’m a happy man. And if you think someone else will love it, please do share it with them. Share it on social media. Take a screenshot on social media and tag me with the episode. I would love to hear what it is that you love about this show, The Nick Broadhurst Show.
And make suggestions, what do you want to hear from me? You can tag me on Instagram, or Twitter, Facebook, any way you like, using my handle, which is IAmNickBroadhurst. I’m so happy to be here with you. I’m so happy to be doing this. I love you heaps, and please have a beautiful day.
I would love to hear from you, so please tag me @IAmNickBroadhurst on social media, and use the hashtag #TheNickBroadhurstShow, or leave me a comment below ( I read every single one!) Thank you for being here! And as always, listen to your intuition (and maybe your Dr because I have to say that) when implementing any new practice into your life.