It is time to start sharing my journey to achieving my resolutions and help all you BodyHackers in getting to yours.
We begin with an exercise in optimising your inner game.
To make drastic changes to your body you need the full cooperation of your willpower, our minds being the most cleverly lazy things they are it is necessary to use every trick in the book to get them to co-operate.
This is why we must wipe the template clean and produce an ideal aesthetic to live up to.
Looking in the mirror is disparaged as vain but it is an important tool in the BodyHacker’s arsenal partly to gauge progress but mostly to give us the ability to stare right into our own eyes and light the fire.
Just as having flowers at the entrance of supermarkets makes shoppers buy more produce by imprinting freshness into their subconscious, we must prime our template for the changes we are planning to make.
Once you have a well groomed blank canvas your brain will more readily accept a higher standard for yourself.
So we are going to get a sharp haircut and full grooming service from a traditional turkish barber.
I first discovered the pleasure of a turkish barber traveling through the dardanelles, in the city of Çannakale at a place called
It was amazing.
The hot towels the breathtakingly close shave, the fear inducing ear flaming (I had earlier been doused in cologne so I thought I was going to burst into flames) and the head massage all geared to leave you feeling as fresh to death as you can get.
I then proceeded to get it done at every Turkish town I hit in the rest of my trip. When I arrived back in the UK I was saddened as I thought I would never be able to find something like it here.
Then one day I stumbled in front of Ted’s Grooming Room and got really excited, could it be I had found a place for my new addiction? For my assessment of the experience you will have to wait for the first episode on our youtube channel but it is safe to say that it has now become an integral part of my grooming and I try to do it at least once a month.
I have since discovered that I am not alone in Rediscovering the Barbershop .
There’s a good reason, the experience leaves you feeling so great that you truly believe anything is possible and so it is.