Podcast > Episodes

episode #350

Interview with Marcus Kaulius: Play a Bigger Game, Food as Data, and Power of Habits!

April 22, 2024 in Podcast


This week I interviewed author, entrepreneur and speaker Markus Kaulius!

In this episode, we discuss his personal journey of transformation through fitness and how it impacted his life and business success. Markus also shares his experience starting and selling Magnum Nutraceuticals, a sports nutrition company, and the importance of playing a bigger game and mentoring other entrepreneurs.

Lastly we touched on:

  • Establishing a night routine and prioritizing quality sleep
  • The importance of surrounding oneself with like-minded individuals who prioritize health and fitness
  • His new book, 'Play a Bigger Game,' which offers actionable tips for personal growth and success
and his one tip to get your body back to what it once was!

Brian (0s):

Coming up on the GET, LEAN, Eat, Clean, Podcast.

Marcus (4s):

This is where most people ruin their day within 15 seconds of waiting up. Do not use the snooze

Brian (13s):


Marcus (13s):

Lose if you use the snooze. I'm gonna tell them why that snooze button is the dream killer from the get go of your day. You have a chance to be a person of integrity. I know that sounds like such a dramatic thing. This like, if you hit that snooze button, you from the moment you've almost woken up, said to yourself, your subconscious will take note that you are either a person of your word or you are not. By hitting that snooze button. That was that first moment of the day when you said, this is what time I'm gonna wake up. And then you said, everything's negotiable.

Marcus (57s):

It's not a big deal. What's wild is the whole rest of the day, your subconscious is gonna constantly say to you, Hey, you know you, you're not your yes doesn't really mean yet. Let's talk about this again. Your no doesn't really mean no versus if you just get up when you say you're gonna get, ah, you have proven right from the get go and you have proof right from the get go. I'm a man in my work

Brian (1m 24s):

Hello and welcome to the Get Lean Eat Clean podcast. I'm Brian Gryn and I'm here to give you actionable tips to get your body back to what it once was, five, 10, even 15 years ago. Each week I'll give you an in depth interview with a health expert from around the world to cut through the fluff and get you long term sustainable results. This week I interviewed author, entrepreneur, and speaker Marcus Colius. We discussed his personal journey of transformation through fitness and how it impacted his life and business success, along with his experiences starting and selling Magnum nutraceuticals, a sports nutrition company, and the importance of playing a bigger game and mentoring other entrepreneurs.

Brian (2m 6s):

Lastly, we touched on establishing a night routine, prioritizing quality sleep, the importance of surrounding yourself with like-minded individuals, His new book, Play, a Bigger Game and his one tip to get your body back to what it once was. Really enjoyed my interview with Marcus. I know you will too. Thanks so much for listening and enjoy the show. All, right Welcome to the Get Lean Eat Clean podcast. My name is Brian Gryn, and on today's show we have Marcus Eu. Welcome to the show.

Marcus (2m 36s):

Thank you Brian. Excited to be here. This is gonna be a great conversation.

Brian (2m 41s):

Yeah, I'm excited to have Jan. How old are you, Marcus? I was actually curious.

Marcus (2m 45s):


Brian (2m 47s):

45. And just to let individuals know, I know you're, you know, an investor, you're a mentor, author, speaker. I know you have a book coming out, Play a Bigger Game. And perhaps before we get into all of that, what sort of led you to this moment today? I know that could be a long-winded answer, but maybe that the, the, you know, the, the, the soft pitch on on what sort of has brought you to this moment.

Marcus (3m 13s):

Sure. So I would say this is a life that has, it's been full of ups and downs. Let's go with that. But lots of ups these days. Yes. I'm a businessman, an entrepreneur, a serial entrepreneur. One of my bigger businesses was a company called Magnum Nutraceuticals, a sports nutrition company. I fell in love with fitness early in my years when things were not going so well for me. And at one point I was six foot four, 120 pounds. Wow. And when you picture that, you can kind of think about the life a guy like that would be living Not a ton of confidence, not too much luck with the ladies, if I'm being honest.

Marcus (3m 60s):

And I, I believed what the world said about me, what the bullies said about me. And it put me into a box that was a really crappy box. And growing up, I, I felt unloved. And I think there was, I think there's a lot of relatability for people in that I think a lot of people feel like they're lacking love. And I know when you're coming from a place where you don't feel a lot of love in your life, man, it is hard to achieve much. And that's where I was, I felt very stuck in my life until I finally broke three of it. And fitness was a key part of that. Fitness was a key part of my journey that absolutely changed everything.

Marcus (4m 40s):

And so I'm such a big proponent of fitness. I'm such a big proponent of eating clean and getting lean and, and living just that good life. 'cause what you can learn through fitness, you can use in every aspect of your life. And where I really start to use it was a business. All the discipline that I learned in the gym, all of my focus, all of my, everything that I put into the gym and put into my body, I also put into my businesses. And I had a lot of success with that And. now I'm just trying to help others do the same.

Brian (5m 18s):

And, and when did you start the supplement company? Magnum?

Marcus (5m 22s):

I started Magnum January 17th, 2005. I felt gone give me this idea for this incredible supplement company. And we, tons of ups and downs. we can talk about the business side of things so much amazing learning over the years. But then last year God called me to sell the business. And so I got this incredible exit. What an opportunity, what a fun experience to go through And. now I'm in this whole new chapter of my life, which included writing this book. And it's for pre-sale right now. It launches July 9th, 2024.

Marcus (6m 3s):

Man, this is, this is the most exciting time of my life. I, I've got so much peace in my life. I've got so many people coming to me every single day in different walks of life. I'm meeting all these incredible people surrounding myself by incredible people and doing my best to just give back to everybody else who's coming up.

Brian (6m 23s):

And then with this, with the sale of supplement company, you started to Play a Bigger Game dot com, is that right? That's

Marcus (6m 28s):

Right. And Play a Bigger Game dot com. This is my, this is one of my ways to be a little more hands-on with giving back. I've, I've loved mentoring. I've been mentoring for over 15 years. I love working with other entrepreneurs who maybe are earlier on in the game or, you know, I actually, I mentor quite a few entrepreneurs who are doing big things already. I just love being that positive voice in people's years. Encouraging, giving people a different perspective, different way to look at things and, and create more opportunities in their lives and in their businesses.

Brian (7m 2s):

So mainly you, you're working now with entrepreneurs that are either have established businesses or are looking to sort of build a brand like you did.

Marcus (7m 10s):

That's right.

Brian (7m 12s):

That's great. I noticed in your pictures, you, you're, you've spent some time with Tony Robbins. What's that like?

Marcus (7m 17s):

Oh my goodness. I love Tony. Tony has been my mentor for over 30 years. Now I came across his goods when I was 15 years old. And he has challenged me and led me and, and helped me grow so much over the years. If you guys haven't found Tony's work, go look up Tony's work there. There's nobody on the planet doing it better than Tony. And I mean, he speaks into your soul. This guy, if he can't get you going, then, oh my goodness, I don't know if anybody can, but the real blessing in the last couple of years to spend a lot more time with him. I'm a Tony Robbins Platinum member.

Marcus (7m 59s):

I travel with him. We've seen some amazing things together. But he's actually, when I said I was challenged at one point to sell my business, it was actually Tony who put that challenge out to me. And one of the most incredible things he said to me, he said, Marcus, are you a business owner or a business operator? And there's not a right or wrong answer here. There's not one's good, one's bad. But I always considered myself a business owner. But when he asked me that, and the litmus test is this, could you go away for three or four weeks from your business? Go take a big nice vacation and not be worried about it, not be handling calls the whole time, not be worried that the thing is burning down while you're on the beach.

Marcus (8m 43s):

And the answer was, oh my goodness, come on man. I I I, one time I took an eight day vacation. Gimme a break here. And, and that was, that was it. I mean, most people don't realize, but they've created a job for themselves. They're business operators. And again, there's nothing wrong with that. But what it meant to me is I had created a prison for myself. 'cause that's what it is. If you are not allowed to leave, you are in prison. And most people who are small business people are totally okay with that. Hey, I got a great prison. I got all the toys, I got a great salary to come to this prison. So again, there's nothing wrong with that. But for me, I wanted to be a business owner.

Marcus (9m 26s):

And I have multiple other businesses as well. So I'd like to think of myself as a business owner. But for that one business I was an operator. And because I was asked and challenged with that question, it really had me start to think and create ways that I could become a business owner. And, and that ended up leading to me exiting the company.

Brian (9m 52s):

What would you say, I mean, I'm sure there's a few things, but like, what would you say one of the biggest things you've learned from him through the last years that you've known him? What if you had to just pinpoint one thing?

Marcus (10m 3s):

Oh, I mean, yeah, there are so many, but you know, there was, there's one glorious one in the last year that really, he really brought out for me. When we recognize that every one of our thoughts, write this minute, every thought that's going through your mind, it isn't the same thought that other people are having And. what I mean by that is we have our own filters and I've got 45 years of filters going on. you know, something that happened to me when I was seven years old puts a special spin on whatever I'm receiving. So you and I might see the exact same thing. Maybe it's, maybe it's a car accident or maybe it's just someone walking across the road and we will see two totally different things.

Marcus (10m 49s):

Now, why this is so important, as soon as you can recognize this, you can say that everything that I'm seeing in registry isn't necessarily what's really happening. And by giving just that little bit of here, there's, there's this gap that says, okay, I'm gonna pause for a second and I'm gonna take a minute to go. What's really happening here? Because it's not necessarily the first thing that comes to mind. 'cause the first thing that comes to mind is, oh, well, because I didn't have a father in my life because I have this kind of family baggage because of this, this, and this. That's what's going on. This is what this means.

Marcus (11m 29s):

It all boils down to this. It's all a story we tell. We're telling ourselves stories all day long about everything going on. Now if that story is serving you, great, keep going. But what I found in my experience, and in most people's experience, we filter things through ideas and eyes that do not serve us. Like we, we hear these things, we see these, oh my goodness, Brian meant this by this. Brian was being a jerk because blah, blah, blah. And it's like, wait a minute. Do you really think Brian was trying to be a jerk by saying that? Or is that just something you feel, so if everything is a story, what if I just told better stories?

Marcus (12m 16s):

What if I just put better stories in place, better filters in place so that more of the things that I see and do and learn serve me better? And because of that, this world is serving me better, brother. Yeah.

Brian (12m 32s):

I love that.

Marcus (12m 33s):

And do you spend much time with Tony's work?

Brian (12m 36s):

I mean, I have in the past. I mean, I, it is someone that I followed through the years and I've, I remember reading some of his books back in the day. It's been a little while, but having gone to any of his like live events or walked on fire or done any of that, but he's someone I keep an eye. Yeah.

Marcus (12m 54s):

Can I recommend you go to UPW brother? He does two or three of them per year. It's unleash the Power within and it's a four day live course. And definitely go live. You can do it online, But. it is nothing like doing it live. I mean, you are in with between 10 to 15,000 people. And yes, you are gonna walk on fire. I'll tell you, the first day of UPW, it was a 16 or 17 hour day. And while people are, oh my goodness, what I'm telling you, I had so much energy. At 16 hours we started walking on fire.

Marcus (13m 36s):

It was insane. Like, you'll do things and and you'll get things out of you. You'll be so shocked. You'll set new standards for yourself and you will come home ready to take over the planet. But the energy in that room, what you will take away, what you'll learn from it, life changing.

Brian (13m 57s):

Wow. Yeah. I made note that. So it sounds amazing. And, and when did you start, what, how did you get influenced by him and is there anyone else that's been an influence in your life?

Marcus (14m 10s):

Yeah, absolutely. Another big influence in my life is Ed Millet. Ed Millet's, another mentor. Ed Mylet speaks right into my heart, man. He is a brilliant podcaster. He's a brilliant businessman. He's an incredible Christian man. Not afraid to use the name Jesus, which I have just tons of respect for. But that guy, just every day he just gives such incredible, simple, actionable items. And I, I like to have Ed in my ear every single day just to keep me on the right course and fill me up each day.

Marcus (14m 50s):

How about you? Who are, who are your key guys that you go to?

Brian (14m 54s):

Oh gosh, I, I was, I just talked to someone about this. I, the, the book, the Slight Edge is a big book. It is a book that I, I go back to quite a bit. I don't know if you're familiar Edge. Yeah. It's called The Slight Edge. The author has just left my brain for half a second. But that's a great one. And I actually had a, a gentleman on the podcast recently and we talked about, he actually, he's a book, he's sort of a Nick Hutchinson. Have you heard of Nick? Oh

Marcus (15m 24s):

My boy Nick. I love him. Yeah, Rick, he's such a great dude. Golf Thinkers is a brilliant crew. Yeah. And I actually work with them. We're doing a bunch of work for, for my book launch as well.

Brian (15m 37s):

Oh, awesome. Yeah, he was great. It was great having him on. He got me into the Schwarzenegger book. Be useful. It's it's another good one.

Marcus (15m 44s):

Yes. I'm actually listening to that one right now.

Brian (15m 50s):

What would you say? So let's, let's go into routines. Yeah. I'm, I'm assuming you're a big routine guy and we talk about morning and evening. Yeah. Morning and evening routines. What, what type of things do you do or do you work with your clients on to help set 'em up for success for the day?

Marcus (16m 5s):

Awesome. Let's talk about the morning routine, because e everybody listening, you have to have a bulletproof morning routine. Once you start implementing a phenomenal morning routine, you are gonna be shocked that h that can change your life. So let me start with a couple things right from the get go. This is where most people ruin their day within 15 seconds of waking up. Do not use the snooze

Brian (16m 37s):


Marcus (16m 37s):

Lose if you use the snooze. I'm gonna tell them that that snooze button is the dream killer from the get go of your day. You have a chance to be a person of integrity. I know that sells like such a dramatic thing to I, if you hit that snooze button, you, from the moment you've almost woken up, said to yourself, your subconscious will take note that you are either a person of your word or you are not. By hitting that snooze button. That was that first moment of the day when you said, this is what time I'm gonna wake up.

Marcus (17m 17s):

And then you said, yeah, everything's negotiable. It's not a big deal. What's wild is the whole rest of the day, your subconscious is gonna constantly say to you, Hey, you know you, you're not your yes doesn't really mean yet. Let's talk about this again. You no doesn't really mean no versus if you just get up when you say you're gonna get up, you have proven right from the get go and you have proof right from the get go. I'm a man of my work. So that's number one. Number two,

Brian (17m 56s):

I had to use that. I'm sorry.

Marcus (17m 58s):

Thank you everybody. Thank

Brian (17m 59s):

You. It was worth that. Yeah. That's

Marcus (18m 4s):

So good, brother. I love that. Number two, do not look at your phone. This is another pillar. We get up and we start looking at our phone right away. Here's the problem with that. When you are opening up your emails, when you're looking at social media, which are the key two things that everybody's doing when they first pick up their phone, you are now telling the, the phone that the phone is in charge of your day. Someone else is in charge of your day. Because social media and emails are going, Hey, I want you over here.

Marcus (18m 47s):

I want you focused over here. There's fires over here. Or it's time to start comparing yourself to people over here. That is a terrible way to start your day. I want you to start your day on your terms. And until you are ready, until you have put in some work, you aren't ready to do it on your terms. So what I do in the morning with a six minutes of waking up, I'm already on my treadmill. I've, I'm getting some exercise, I'm getting some blood flow, I'm getting some clarity of mind. Now my time on the treadmill I spend in prayer. I'm already in gratitude. I'm thanking God for all the amazing things going on in my life. But then it also sets me up to be looking for things in my life that I'm grateful for.

Marcus (19m 31s):

It sets my heart ready for the day and then I'm thinking about what kind of day I'm going to have. And it puts my mind, right? So when I'm off the treadmill, when I'm ready to start looking at emails and who's on my charts, I'm gonna have the data, hang on. Think about when you first wake up and you're hit with the emails and you're hit with something that's on fire, your brain is like, ah, you're not ready. Versus someone who's now center, who's ready to do what I'm ready to do, how I can handle it. Now, one of the last things I want to just mention, my morning ine actually starts the night before.

Marcus (20m 13s):

Because if I wanna be on the treadmill and going within six minutes, that means I have to have everything prepped the night before. I've got my clothes laid out, I've got my supplements laid out, everything's ready to go. So I don't have to make any decisions in the morning. 'cause that is another killer of our day. When you first wake up, this is not the time to be like, oh, what do I, what do I want to put on today? When should I be, what supplements? Oh, where's my shaker cop? What's going on? And all of a sudden you'll lose 20, 25 minutes and then no question in that time you're gonna be like, okay, but real quick, I just wanna see what's going on.

Brian (20m 52s):


Marcus (20m 53s):

Start at night, lay that stuff out when you're sharp, lay that stuff out, prepare yourself so you can be that zombie in the morning just to get your clothes on, get everything ready and get your date on.

Brian (21m 9s):

Love that. And, and it's, you know, you talk about the phone, I go for a morning walk with my dogs. Yes. And with the one thing that drives me nuts is I see a lot of the same people. There's certain people always on their phones while they're walking and it just, I just don't understand it. So I totally agree. Those are both great. I mean, do not use the snooze, right. Don't look at your phone and then get moving some type of movement. Right?

Marcus (21m 37s):

Yeah. So important. And,

Brian (21m 39s):

What would you say, and, and I noticed when you did the supplement company and you helped clients lose lose weight, right? Was it weight loss supplements or was it a combination of things? Everything. Yeah, everything.

Marcus (21m 52s):

Yeah. I've actually, I've got science to back up the fact that I've helped people across the planet lose over 3 million pounds.

Brian (21m 59s):

Wow. And, what were a lot of those protocols? Lifestyle protocols? Or were those through, through, through the supplements?

Marcus (22m 8s):

Both, you know, in my time as as the CEO and owner of Magnum, I mean I had over 200 athletes at any given time. I mean in total I probably sponsored over a thousand people across the planet. These are the greatest trainers, motivators everybody. But also, of course the supplements themselves. We had great signs behind everything. Fat burners, muscle builders, just from general health.

Brian (22m 41s):

Now we talked about morning routine. What about evening routine?

Marcus (22m 46s):

Hmm. Guide. Tell me, talk to me about yours. Tell me about where you want me to go.

Brian (22m 53s):

No, no, I mean I want you to tell me some of the things that you do to sort of get ready to sort of, you know, sort of downregulate the system. I think, you know, we're so used to just being stimulated all the time that for some people they have a tough time falling asleep or, or having quality sleep. And I think that like that's a pillar of health that sort of get goes on on look sometimes.

Marcus (23m 14s):

Oh rather, I so agree with you. And I love, I love that you just led me with this because number one, I think people need to recognize and give more credit to the fact that sleep is so critical. If you are not getting a good night's sleep, you are missing out on so much energy the next day. So much focus, so much ability to get stuff done. And one of the biggest killers, oh my goodness, I'm gonna sound like a broken record, but it's our fault. Yeah, we are right up until bedtime. Hold on, hold on. I just need to check this real quick. Hold on. All the science shows really clear that phone, that screen, that blue light wakes your brain up in a special way that they say takes over 90 minutes for your brain to calm down.

Marcus (23m 60s):

Now that's just the blue light. That does not include things like, okay, I wanna play my game for just a few more minutes. That game can keep your brain up for over three hours. And then that just for clarity, people are like, oh, that's not me. I still can go to sleep. I play my game right before bed every day. Well, no, no, no, no, it doesn't work like that. This is the same argument for people who are like, I can go to sleep with caffeine. You might be able to go to sleep, but you're not getting proper sleep. You're not getting deep sleep and that is killing your gains the next day. So the night routine is critical 'cause you have to start bringing the plane down.

Marcus (24m 41s):

You can't be way up here and then go, eh, we're on. No. So you have to start calming down. So for me it's a full hour and a half before bed. I do not look at that screen. That means I also set my alarm an hour and a half before, before I go to bed. So I'm not again, turning on the blue screen and waking myself up. So start calming that down. If you are, if you are really struggling with sleep these days, one of my best offerings here is for you to read for the last 90 minutes before you go to bed. That is the best way to calm down your brain. A couple other key, real life changers, real game changers.

Marcus (25m 23s):

I do not have big conversations the last 90 minutes of the day. My wife. and we have an agreement. If you have any issues, if there's big things, or even if it's something for tomorrow, like, Hey, we've got this going on tomorrow. We don't talk about that the last 90 minutes because if you bring that up in the last nine 90 minutes, you know what happens? You bring such, oh yeah, tomorrow's such a big day. I gotta think about this, this, and this. Oh my goodness. Good luck getting to sleep. Good luck staying asleep. And then one more gift I want to give you for sleep. Put a pen and a notepad beside your bed.

Marcus (26m 3s):

So many of us come up with ideas and some of us come up with good ideas in the middle of the night. Well, again, one of the worst things you can do is open up your phone, make a little note. Oh, while I'm here, I'm just gonna check to see if that email came through. And while I'm here, I'm just gonna play my game for two minutes. But no, if you have a pen and paper, you write it down and go right back to sleep. That's so valuable, so important. If you are someone who gets a good night's sleep, you are someone who can change the world.

Brian (26m 36s):

Great stuff. And I, I love how you brought up the, the any big conversations. Don't use, don't, you know, save those for another time. I think that's so important. 'cause there are times and I'll, I might, I don't even know, like, I'm just like, I'm, I'm sort of obsessed with golf, so like I might, I wear my blue light blocking glasses, but let's say, you know, I got a lesson and I'm rewatching the lesson 'cause it was on Zoom, you know that, that itself, I'm just like thinking about that for like, and, and I find that I did not have the best night's sleep. So I think any big topics, I love that you sort of want to not have them center like between like one to two hours before you go to bed.

Marcus (27m 16s):

So good, bro. I, I love golf as well, by the way. I, we, we just moved into our dream home brother. Anytime you by here I'd love to

Brian (27m 25s):

Invite you. Oh, where are you, where are you located?

Marcus (27m 27s):

I'm Vancouver.

Brian (27m 28s):

Oh, okay. Yeah.

Marcus (27m 30s):

And, and we've got a golf simulator here.

Brian (27m 33s):

Oh, sweet.

Marcus (27m 35s):

Is such

Brian (27m 35s):

A game.

Marcus (27m 36s):

German. Oh, still fun.

Brian (27m 40s):

Nice. Yeah, I don't have one. I don't, I don't have the ceiling height in my basement to put one, but I have a buddy who's like 10 minutes away that owns a facility, so I'm able to practice in the winter. Oh

Marcus (27m 54s):


Brian (27m 56s):

And then I'm curious what your thoughts about this is. One thing that I'll do at in the evening is I'll, I'll plan out my next day. I know you talked about like getting, getting whatever you need, whatever you're wearing, your supplements. But what about like, from a business standpoint, do you recommend or just for a productivity standpoint, do you recommend maybe making a list or things that, that you're, that you're sort of wanna do for the next day?

Marcus (28m 21s):

Oh heck yeah. I've always got my lists and I love that. I'm, I'm, I'm a big learn of this. Make yourself a list. And my next encouragement to you is in the morning, first thing when you are getting going and you're now you're starting your day, tackle the biggest, hardest thing on your wrist. They say it's, it's like swallowing the frog. You just gotta go after the nastiest thing on your plate. 'cause the truth is, if you can handle that nasty thing, what you're gonna recognize is everything else is easy, right? But if you leave that, you're gonna be constantly staring at him like, ah, it's still on my plane. I still have to do this.

Marcus (29m 2s):

Ah, and then even worse, now you've got the negative talk coming at you, the self-talk. Come on Marcus. You're, you always leave this, you're, you're probably gonna leave it all day because that's who you are. You're lazy and blah blah, blah. I tackle the biggest thing 'cause I am an animal that way. And 'cause that's what champions do. Champions are gonna tackle their big thing. And then when you tackle your big thing, everything else is easy. I can handle this other thing because I handled my big thing. I'm a champion and this is what I do, man, you feel good and you feel accomplished by doing that every single day.

Brian (29m 41s):

Now let's, let's get into workouts. How, how do, how do you structure your workouts for your day and how has that sort of been an influence in, in your success?

Marcus (29m 51s):

Oh, great. Es I, I love doing my workouts in the morning. I al I always have ever since I started doing them in the morning. And here's my encouragement for everybody to do your workouts in the morning if you can. I know some schedules are really tough to make that happen, but here's what happens over and over with. People who leave it till after work, work up till the easiest thing to skip. When stuff comes up, the kids will be picked up. This happened, this came up. It's usually the first thing to get dropped or it's such a hard day at work. I had such a long day at work, I had to stay at work.

Marcus (30m 33s):

Whatever it is, all these things equal, I miss my workout versus I get my workouts done in the morning. When I get my workouts done in the morning. I have so much extra energy for the day. Not only that, I've got my workouts done so the food that I eat digests better and I can keep going all day long. And I can stay longer at work if I need to. I can go pick up the kids if I need to because the workout isn't gonna get missed. My workouts aren't gonna suffer. My body's not gonna suffer. My mind's not gonna suffer. And I'm not gonna compound that with guilt. Man. Guilt is such a killer for us. And so many of us do this.

Marcus (31m 15s):

I skipped my workout again, so like this. I bet I'll skip it again tomorrow. And then guess what happens tomorrow? So by doing it in the morning, you're actually putting yourself on a better path for success the whole day.

Brian (31m 31s):

Yeah, love that. I always say there, there's, there's never a perfect, the, the perfect time is, is just doing it right, but like getting it done in the morning. Like I, I've gone through stages where I'll do, I've done afternoon, morning, middle of the day. Right now I'm falling right in the middle of the day. But like, I feel like it just fits perfectly now. But there's been times where yeah, mourning was just like a good fit as well.

Marcus (31m 55s):

Yeah. So good. you know, I, I want to throw one word out here real quick 'cause we've talked about so many beautiful concepts, but I wanna talk about consistency. I think this is lost and I don't think people put enough effort and focus on consistency. I know you've heard it a million times, everybody, but I'm gonna say it again and hopefully this one sticks with you in a different way. If you don't do any of these things consistently, you should expect results. We have to be consistent with this stuff. And if you just figure out ways to create habits around it.

Marcus (32m 35s):

And if you are struggling with how to create your habits and putting these habits in, in an everyday kind of fashion, go pick up the book Atomic Habits by James. Clear. This, this book will change your life. It teaches you one why you are struggling with putting it in habit. And two, how to make it a habit in a special and perfect way. And most importantly, to get this stuff done consistently. One of the things that I learned, I'm very blessed to have learned this at a young age, is if you're gonna do something, you have to do it consistently. And if you do it consistently, you are gonna get further ahead so much faster.

Marcus (33m 18s):

'cause one of the things I recognized is I'm hearing these concepts that I'm like, man, this stuff would work, man, if people did this over and over, they're gonna get ahead. They're gonna look better, they're gonna feel better, they're gonna live a better life. But I look around and I don't see people doing this stuff every single day. So I will be that guy. I will be that guy who does it consistently. And I'm, I'm, I already know what's gonna happen. These equations are obvious and it works. One plus one will equal two over time. But what happens is people remove consistency and then it doesn't work out the way they want it to work out.

Marcus (34m 1s):

So do something and keep doing it. And, you know, it's gonna pay off.

Brian (34m 8s):

I, I'm, I'm glad you brought that up because like there's a lot of different theories around, you know, working out and eating the right foods and this and that. But like, what if you're not doing consistently all that information and knowledge is just gets thrown out the window, you're not gonna get results. I mean, I was lucky to start working out when I was probably in high school. Now some kids even start earlier, but like, once I got going and just established that base, you just, it became like, just anything else, like going to the bathroom, right? Like you just, I don't even think about it actually. I look forward to it now. But it takes, I think it takes some time to get to that point.

Marcus (34m 44s):

I look forward to going to the bathroom too, Brian. Oh wait, no,

Brian (34m 49s):


Marcus (34m 51s):

You know, with consistency, you know, not only do you look forward to the workouts 'cause you, you start recognizing different benefits, like longer term benefits, but also eating. The longer you eat right, the easier it becomes. Like, I don't get tempted by things nearly as much as I used to. Like it is a very different level of, of, you know, recognizing that food is, is data to me. And, and I think this is a great concept for people to, to look at. you know, food is fuel, but I, I look at few Food as Data. If food is data, what are you telling yourself?

Marcus (35m 30s):

What are you telling your body? What are you telling your mind when you are putting whatever food is into your system? So if you're putting crap and food into your system, the data that it is unleashing into your system is one, I don't love my body as much as I should because I'm poisoning it with some bad stuff. Two, let's slow it down. Let's create inflammation. Let's cause problems. Three, I'm not worried about long-term issues and all these other things that you're telling me about bad foods versus when I put in good food, what I'm telling myself is, Hey one, I care about my body. Two, I care about my performance. Three, I expect some great things outta my body.

Marcus (36m 14s):

Four, I wanna speed up my metabolism. I wanna take care of my organs, I want to take care of my heart. And boom, boom, boom, boom, boom, boom, boom. The list goes on and on. So if you can change your mindset a little bit to see it as data and look at Food as Data before you put it in your mouth, start thinking about the long-term effects of what's gonna happen if you do that consistently. This is this, this can be a life-changing idea right there.

Brian (36m 43s):

Yeah. I love that. I I I think that like, especially for myself, like when it comes to performance, you start realizing how foods can affect that. And I almost equate it to like, you know, if you have a car and you put diesel fuel in it, the wrong fuel, right? Like, how's that car gonna perform? Not so well. So dude,

Marcus (37m 3s):

You're so right. It's so funny 'cause I've, I've always used the same example and then I took it one step further because the truth is we're, we're, we're almost hiding, putting diesel in. You're, you're at the gas station, you're about to put the pump and you're like, you know what, hold on. Coca-Cola is on sale. I'm gonna put Coca-Cola in the tank of my car. And I know that sounds nuts, but what the heck do you don't put it in your mouth. Like there's, there's no science that says this is gonna do anything good for you, but there's tons of science that it's gonna do some really big damage. So why would you put that in your car or your mouth? Take a moment to think about these things, recognize what you're doing, and make, make better choices.

Brian (37m 47s):

I I like to ask this question to most of my guests that come on. What's, what's one thing you've changed your mind about over the last 10, 15 years?

Marcus (37m 55s):

Oh, Oh, I love this. One thing that I changed my mind about. I'm not as right as I might've thought I was. So many things when I was younger, you know, when I was in my twenties. But you can go back so much further. There's so many things that are assumptions in our minds as this is the way it is, this is the right answer. And when you, when you have this perspective of, okay, what if, what if these are all assumptions. Where did that assumption come from, man?

Marcus (38m 35s):

You can go back and go, oh my goodness. I put that in my head when I was like seven years old because I saw it on a TV show or a commercial. And it's so beautiful to open up my mind to this idea. Like, hey, this is not necessarily the way it is. And one of the cool side effects of having done this exercise where I go, where I, where I double check all of my assumptions, is I like to listen way more. I like to listen to other people's opinions and go, huh, I wonder if that would benefit me to adopt that opinion, that idea, that perspective. And it helps me to listen more. Man, I was not a good listener in my twenties and my teens.

Marcus (39m 18s):

I was, I wanted to hear myself talk way more. And I just thought my opinions are so valuable. I really love listening to others. Now I know it sounds weird because I, I'm the podcast guest right now and I'm speaking way too much. But I, I really do appreciate and love listening to others more than I do listening to my own voice.

Brian (39m 45s):

That's great. I think most people can, can probably learn, learn that, you know, listening twice as much, as more as as than they talk. Right?

Marcus (39m 55s):

So good.

Brian (39m 56s):

Yeah. Another question for you. What, what one tip would you give someone who's looking to maybe get their body back to what it once was 10, 15 years ago?

Marcus (40m 8s):

Mm, really good. So let's, I'll give you a couple, let's start with, you can't out train a bad diet. You just, you can't. That means if you can't get your foods right, it doesn't matter how hard you work out. So you gotta start with the food and you've gotta figure out ways. Don't just rely on your own willpower. Don't rely on the things that you, that the tools you have at your disposal right now. Because those are the same tools that got you to the place you are at. Chances are they're not good enough tools. You need to figure out how to get better tools.

Marcus (40m 49s):

And it can be as simple as just reading a couple books or listening to a couple of books. If you have time in the car, you have time to listen to great podcasts like this once, but you also have time to listen to audible books. So again, pick up a great book like Atomic Habits or Good to Great by Jim Collins, phenomenal books to help set you on a better path. And my Lex book is spectacular. Just these little, these books that will give you little tools that help you sharpen yourself so that you do have a better game plan. So you have a better diet, so you have better exercise.

Marcus (41m 29s):

And then do it consistently with consistency. You can change everything and give it time to change. Give it time to work. you know, if you haven't been paying attention for five years to your body, how can you expect to change it in 30 days? It took you thousands of days to make the body that you have right now and you think it's gonna change in 30. It's not. But you have to celebrate the little changes. So celebrate the journeys. Celebrate the fact that you've done something for 30 days. you know what I've been doing really well, working out and eating right.

Marcus (42m 12s):

I'm gonna celebrate it. I'm gonna appreciate it. Thank you Marcus for putting in that work. Let's do another 30 days. I'm proud of him. Now you're at 60 days or you can start to expect some changes in 60 days. Will you expect to have a full six pack? Absolutely not. But you can. you know, you're on the right path. you know you're doing the right things. Celebrate it, feel good about it. And most important, surround yourself by people who are trying to do the same thing. It makes things a thousand times easier. Spend time with those friends who also like the gym. If all of your friends love going to McDonald's to eat, guess what?

Marcus (42m 55s):

You are gonna love going to McDonald's to eat. 'cause that's where you all spend your time. But if your friends love going to the gym and they love eating healthy, guess what's gonna happen to you? You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with. So start spending time with people who love to do the things you want to do. People who have the physique you want to have learn, be appreciative and be consistent.

Brian (43m 28s):

Love it. Much more than one tip. But, but I figured you, I figured you'd take it, take it a little bit farther, but, well this was great. And then you have your book coming out, Play a Bigger. Game, yes. And did you say June?

Marcus (43m 43s):

It's in July. July In July meeting launch. It is officially available on all the most important book websites, amazon.com, book Stone, all of the big ones. You can go pre-order it right now. And if you do pre-order it, go to Play a Bigger Game dot com slash book. If you register your book, I will give you a bunch of freebies and you're gonna have a chance to win some pretty big prizes, including I'm gonna give away a few trips.

Brian (44m 19s):

How do you,

Marcus (44m 21s):

Huge opportunities to win some big prizes. But most importantly, I just wanna connect with you. So please, if you are buying the book, connect with me. I wanna hear what you think of it. If you get to read some of it, tell me what your thoughts are. I I just love supporting people. I love serving people. I wanna see people live happier, healthier lives. And that's what this book is about, playing a bigger being. It's, it's all the tips, perspective shifts. The mindset that I needed to have to go from playing a nothing burger game, to playing a big game, to playing in the big leagues. And I would love to help people on their path no matter where you want to go, no matter where you are. And Play a Bigger Game is just simple read it's simple language.

Brian (45m 6s):

Well that's always easy. Yes.

Marcus (45m 9s):

And most importantly, it gives you challenges. Actionable, actionable tips so that you start making moves every single day to change your life. Because if you are not taking action, nothing is gonna change in your life. You must take action.

Brian (45m 28s):

Love it. Marcus, I'm pumped right now. I'm ready to go.

Marcus (45m 31s):

Thank you brother.

Brian (45m 33s):


Marcus (45m 33s):

You, I I just love spending this time with you, man. I think you're doing a phenomenal job and I'm so grateful for this time with you and I really do appreciate you having me on.

Brian (45m 42s):

No, I love having you on and meeting you and I have not been to Vancouver, so if, if my wife and I come that way, I know where to, I know where to go stay or come by 'cause you got a stimulator too,

Marcus (45m 54s):


Brian (45m 58s):

Well, great. So Play a Bigger Game dot com. I'll put some Links in the show notes. Check out His new book coming out. And Marcus, I appreciate you coming on and sharing all this knowledge with us.

Marcus (46m 8s):

Hey, thank you so much. Hey everybody, let's do Brian a a real solid here. Go rate this podcast, give it five stars. It makes a big difference. It's a huge gift to him. It's a huge gift to others. So more people find this podcast. Wherever you're listening to it go give it a five star. And by the way, if you'd like to spend more time with me, I do mentor people, Play a Bigger Game dot com is where you're gonna find me. Come explore a little bit, have a free call with me. If you would love to spend more time with me, I'd love to spend more time with you.

Brian (46m 40s):

Thanks. I appreciate that, Marcus. It's getting reviews is tough. So any, any, any, any type of, you know, reaching out regarding that, I appreciate it. So thank you.

Marcus (46m 51s):

God bless you, brother.

Brian (46m 53s):

Have a great day. Thanks for listening to the GETLEAN e Clean podcast. I understand there are millions of other podcasts out there and you've chosen to listen to mine and I appreciate that. Check out the show notes@briangrin.com for everything that was mentioned, In, this episode. Feel free to subscribe to the podcast and share it with a friend or family member that's looking to get their body back to what it once was. Thanks again and have a great day.

Marcus Kaulius

After making his first million in his 20s, Markus took his supplement company from startup to $170 Million and has helped clients worldwide lose over 3 million pounds. In addition, he advises multiple 8 and 9-figure health supplement companies on growth strategy and was voted "Top 30 Entrepreneurs to Watch in 2022" by the NYC Journal.

Markus has the incredible talent of instantly creating a bond and influence with anyone he speaks to. People are drawn to his energy, his passion and his unwavering belief in our ability to do more with our lives.

He speaks and lives a life of true integrity. He teaches simple to understand mindset techniques and ways to reframe our reality and backs it up by real world examples and amazing stories.

Markus has been joyously married to his soulmate Brooke since 2004 and has two amazing daughters, Claire and Bailey, who aren’t afraid to share that they have the best father on the planet.

Markus is a disciple of Tony Robbins and is part of Tony's Platinum network. He has traveled with Tony and learned from the master for over 25 years. Like Tony, Markus brings incredible energy into the room, gets people moving and convinces every audience that the time to change their lives is right now.


wanna talk to brian?

Schedule a free 15 min consultation