The Four B's to Success


The best influence is yourself, and I was lucky enough to learn about an approach called Core Four from Russ Perry, founder of Design Pickle, that changed my life.

Core Four is a part of Garrett White’s Warrior Way which was created to improve all four areas in life: Body, Being, Balance, and Business, by empowering the voice inside of you, leading to new levels of personal clarity and confidence. Both of these things, in turn, generate considerable returns in the business world.

Let’s move on to what the Core Four are and the different practices you can do to work on them daily! Focusing on and practicing the Core Four will lead to a ripple effect that improves every single inch of your life.

#1 Body

When it comes to body, it’s pretty obvious - get some movement and proper nutrition. Each day, you should be sweating for at least 30 minutes. Drink a green smoothie every morning to check off all of your essential vitamins and nutrients.

#2 Being

Improving your being is easier than it sounds! Each day, practice meditation for as long or as short as you feel necessary. I started from 3 mins to 15 mins per day using a free app called InsightTimer. Then journal what you were thinking of during your meditation. The most important thing is to take a few moments every day for reflection and introspection. This will do wonders for a positive outlook on life.

#3 Balance

Balance means family and other relationships. I make daily “deposits” into the hearts of my loved ones by leaving a note in my children’s lunch box, sending a thoughtful text to my husband, or calling my parents. Not only do I feel their appreciation but I also receive lots of love and support when I need it.

#4 Business

When it comes to business, it is all about discovering and declaring something new each day through articles, news, and books. Audiobooks have helped me sneak in reading a book a week, something I never could do before. Next, teach what you learned to a colleague, friend or your family to ground your knowledge in the subject.

Remember, you are in charge of your destiny and success! You have everything you need inside of you, and more often than not, our inside voice will provide us with the most efficient way of achieving our personal and business goals. Big-time success isn’t so much about getting lucky but listening to this voice and taking daily steps to improve the Core Four. If you aren’t happy with something, a certain relationship or how your professional life is going - start working! I truly believe in the Warrior Way and what it can do for you too. After all, the Warrior Way is what’s been helping me create Beviva!


Sylvia Tam is the founder and CEO of Beviva Foods. She created a tummy & travel-friendly snack using functional ingredients to help people with Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), or who have digestive sensitivities, eat healthy and easy on the go. As an IBD warrior herself and with three children, Sylvia never gives up on improving and changing habits for the better of herself, her family and her business. She welcomes opportunities to share her experience and resources to help early entrepreneurs.