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Once Your Mindset Expands…

I was incredibly fortunate this year to be able to hire Matt Furey as my personal success Coach.  This is a man that is super modest, despite his extreme success.

In fact, people don’t know this, but Tony Robbins has paid him a few times to come and do a consult (I always wondered who the masters went to as their teachers).

Everytime we have a Coaching call, he expands my way of thinking.  So funny enough, he actually brought this up on our call last week.

He said, ‘Kyle, once the mind expands to new realities and possibilities it can never go back’.  And how right he is!

The problem is that most people don’t let their minds expand because they get stuck in a rut with their way of thinking.

Once you know what’s possible, why would you settle for anything less?  When I see someone use a weight in the gym that they’ve never used before, I will tell them, ‘Awesome job!  Now you can’t ever go back, you now know what your new capabilities are’.

In which area does your mind need to expand?

Think differently – Kyle Newell

 

P.S-If you’d like to join our Fall Fat Loss Classic Contest, please click the link to find out more or simply send an email to Dana@newellstrength.com.  We have room for 15 teams: https://www.newellstrength.com/2018-fall-contest




How to Eat a Whole Cake

Devon made me my favorite cake in the whole world for my birthday a few weeks ago.

I enjoyed a few pieces that weekend and then thought I’d have it around for a few weeks if I froze it, to enjoy some more.

Well, I went to put it in the freezer late that Monday night and amazingly, the whole damn thing was gone.  My first thought was, ‘Mateena!’  But nope, the dogs didn’t get it.

It was Devon.  I was puzzled, because that cake is so damn filling that I have trouble having more than one piece at a sitting.  How could this be?

You see, Devon had been dieting her little butt off, despite me telling her to take it easy, because she wanted to get the baby weight off.

When we do anything to the extreme, your body will react in the opposite direction.  Hard core dieting leads to hard core bingeing.  She had entered ‘super-compensation’ mode, a state you can only get into from intense exercise and dieting (this is how I used to put on eating shows when I would get ready for a bodybuilding show).

We actually wound up eating some raw chicken that week too because her hunger got the best of her and she didn’t want to wait until it was cooked entirely, no joke!

If you find yourself using extreme will power, get ready for a nasty pendulum swing to the other side.  Coax, don’t force your body.

Think differently – Kyle Newell

 

P.S-If you’d like to join our Fall Fat Loss Classic Contest, please click the link to find out more or simply send an email to Dana@newellstrength.com.  We have room for 15 teams: https://www.newellstrength.com/2018-fall-contest




Fax You Didn’t Know about Fear

When I was just a young teacher in my first year in 2006, I would listen to Jim Rohn on my drives and I would read Zig Ziglar on my breaks.  This was at the same time in which the famed book, the ‘Secret’ came out.

I was at a low point in my life at that time after battling a 2 year mysterious illness and one day, I made the decision that I wasn’t just going to give up on life.  Nope!

I was going to get back up after being knocked down, time and time again, and this time I was going to win.  Something just snapped in me, which is why I became a fiend for self-improvement books and tapes.

Well, both of those legends would often talk about fear and how it was really just False Evidence Appearing Real.  Fear is future based thinking, so literally we are scared of something that isn’t real.

Yesterday, Munchie swam the length of an Olympic pool by himself (with his swimmies on) and the week before that, he began riding around a bike with training wheels.  He had no fear.  Yup, he fell a few times but we got him right back in his seat.

He had no fear because he was in the moment, a kid his age doesn’t worry about the future our what might happen.

If he can operate like that, then why can’t we?

Think differently – Kyle

 

P.S-If you’d like to join our Fall Fat Loss Classic Contest, please click the link to find out more or simply send an email to Dana@newellstrength.com.  We have room for 15 teams: https://www.newellstrength.com/2018-fall-contest




Million Dollar Body, Ten Cent Brain

When I first hired Scott Abel to be my Coach back in 2008, I did so because of his focus on mental and emotional fitness in addition the physical fitness.

One of the things he always used to talk about was over-developed bodies inhabited by 10 cent brains.

In today’s episode, I cover exactly that.  This will be useful to anyone that has struggled with body image issues in the past.

You can take a listen to it here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/unlocking-your-inner-strength/id1138596023?mt=2

 

Think differently – Kyle Newell

P.S-If you’d like to join our Fall Fat Loss Classic Contest, please click the link to find out more or simply send an email to Dana@newellstrength.com.  We have room for 15 teams: https://www.newellstrength.com/2018-fall-contest




History Will Only Remember the Bold

I suppose I’ve always had an inferiority complex, ever since I can remember.

This complex acted like a pendulum and a pendulum will swing back equally to the other side based upon how far off center it moves.

This complex caused me to say, ‘I won’t be mediocre!’

I’ve shared before how I didn’t even crack 1000 on my SATs the first time I took them.  I used to have a very bad speech ‘issue’.  I was petrified of speaking in front of anyone.  But I kept my mind on being BOLD.

There is genius in being bold.  That means that you can be, check that, YOU have genius inside of you this very moment waiting to come out.

You have one life to live that we know of, stop being timid.  Stop playing small!  This is not a dress rehearsal!

 

Think differently – Kyle Newell

P.S-If you’d like to join our Fall Fat Loss Classic Contest, please click the link to find out more or simply send an email to Dana@newellstrength.com: https://www.newellstrength.com/2018-fall-contest




Do You Hate When the Car Next to You Is Blasting the Radio?

9 days ago, I was driving in my trusty Toyota Tundra when I came to a light.

And next to me were 3 early 20-somethings, blasting some hip hop (the new hip hop is terrible in my opinion, I’ll take Eminem, DMX, Biggie and Jay-Z all day, every day, over this new garbage).

I get it, I used to have a ‘system’, until it got stolen in 2005 in broad daylight.

So, I make a point of pulling right up even to this car.  I look over at them and I turn up my ‘system’, which is now blasting an audiobook by Grant Cardone.  They turned it up more, I turned it up more.

All the while I was getting a kick out of it because to them, the most important thing was getting attention via overly loud music (has that actually ever worked to pick up a chick?) but to me, I was bettering myself rather than just zoning out.

I am obsessed with self-development.  These millennials were obsessed with looking cool.  I used to care about that too, until I realized that I could give two shyts about being cool, I only wanted to come as close to achieving my full potential as I could.

It’s a never ending process.  But you can get one step closer each day if you leverage your time by doing things like listening to inspirational books while you drive.

If you say you want to be great, that’s great.  Yet, it’s your actions that will determine if you actually become great.

Think differently – Kyle Newell

 

P.S-If you’d like to join our Fall Fat Loss Classic Contest, please click the link to find out more or simply send an email to Dana@newellstrength.com.  We have room for 15 teams: https://www.newellstrength.com/2018-fall-contest




How Much Is Your Life Worth to You?

Exactly one week ago, I was sitting in the recliner, late at night, [10:30] (late for me anyway).

When, out of the corner of my eye, I saw headlights turn into the driveway next door.

I looked up from my book and thought for a moment who in the heck could be next door at a [10:30] on a Friday night.

You see, the house is abandoned currently, foreclosed upon.

There has been some shady stuff going on or at least evidence of shadiness going on there; which meant I had to investigate this truck further.  I was about to go over there when I consulted Devon, whom had me do the smart thing and call the police.

The police arrived a few minutes later and made the intruders vacate, but I am still not sure what exactly was going on.

Which got me to thinking:  I have to go back to self-defense class (I went this past Wednesday night!) and I need to get a firearm and take a tactical training course.  Why?  Because my life is invaluable and so are the lives of my boys, Devon, Dax and Mateena.

All it takes is one time of not being prepared.

All it takes is not investing in preventative measures to make you say, “I wish I had done that…”.

The ironic thing is that when it comes to health, people ignore the silent threats.

People tend to not take preventative measures and people don’t look upon their fitness and nutrition as an investment.

And then disaster strikes in the form of a heart attack or cancer or diabetes and they start scrambling to make up for things they should have already been doing.

The time for me to be armed and ready is before the incident takes place, not after.

If you aren’t arming your health, your vitality and longevity with proper training and diet, well…what are you waiting for?

Think differently – Kyle Newell

 

P.S-If you’d like to join our Fall Fat Loss Classic Contest, please click the link to find out more or simply send an email to Dana@newellstrength.com.  We have room for 15 teams: https://www.newellstrength.com/2018-fall-contest




Protect Yourself From Future Health Disasters

It was a weeknight in the fall of 1998.

Two of my buddies, Rogel and the Worm, were over playing a college football video game.  We used to play a season together complete with wagers on taking the champ out for a nice dinner.

Man, it was simple back then:)

Well, shortly before I had to leave to go pick up my brother Presh from CCD, I offered the guys a snack to have while I was gone.

Rogel said he would have the sleeve of cookies that was sitting in the pantry which was A OK by me.

I went out, picked up Presh and was back all within 15 minutes or so.  About 15 minutes after I got back, Rogel was starting to feel a little ill.

It was at that point that he asked me, ‘Was there peanut butter in those cookies’?

I didn’t know so I had to go down and find the box and sure enough, there was peanut butter in the cookies.

Rogel then informed us that he was allergic to peanuts, which the Worm and I found hysterical because at that time, it was literally unheard of.  NO ONE I ever came across had a peanut allergy.

Needless to say, Rogel missed the next 3 days of school.

In the present day, it seems that every other kid has a peanut allergy.  I am not sure what happened to cause this, although I do have my theories…

That night was about 20 years ago.

And 20 years from today, I hope the norm is that things like cholesterol and sodium are looked upon as the critical and beneficial nutrients and substances that our bodies need for superior health.

But I highly doubt it since there is too much money going the other way.

YOU need to, YOU must take your health into your own hands.

Think differently – Kyle Newell

 

P.S-If you’d like to join our Fall Fat Loss Classic Contest, please click the link to find out more or simply send an email to Dana@newellstrength.com.  We have room for 15 teams: https://www.newellstrength.com/2018-fall-contest




The 4 Keys to Staying Young

When I was a young boy, I was young…

Duh.

But as I got older, I wanted to maintain my youthfulness.

If ever the fountain of youth actually existed, these four things would be it.  And I paid a lot of money to learn this stuff, so don’t take it likely!

In today’s episode of Unlocking Your Inner Strength, I talk about the 4 keys to staying young.  You can take a listen to it here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/unlocking-your-inner-strength/id1138596023?mt=2

Think differently – Kyle Newell

 

P.S-If you’d like to join our Fall Fat Loss Classic Contest, please click the link to find out more or simply send an email to Dana@newellstrength.com.  We have room for 15 teams: https://www.newellstrength.com/2018-fall-contest




The First Business Experience of My Life

When I was 21 months old (the same age as Munchie), my mom snapped a photo of me sitting in overalls with a barbell loaded up on my lap.

It was one of those old sand filled weight sets that my dad used to use.

While I do have quite the memory do to my mallet drills:), you may be wondering how I remember something from when I was 21 months old.

I don’t.  But I know because she gave me the picture of this memory when I turned 30 and it sits in the office at Newell Strength.  Call it what you will but I call it a calling.

Life took its first turn down the entrepreneurial road for me when I was 11.  My brothers and I started Newell Bros. Lawn Cutting.

I remember going to houses with the push mower loaded in the back of my parents minivan.  We would unload and we would cut away.  And I am talking some yards that were a couple of acres, so little young me would be out there for 3 hours plus pushing away.

Then the next spring, D-Wizzle (my pops) bought us an old, used riding mower.  To me, it was pure bliss.

That summer I got my account up to 5 lawns.

Then the summer after I had 8 and then 11.

My main competition was a tough little bastard, whom happens to own a multi-million dollar construction company now, that pushed me and pushed me.

I couldn’t keep up with his equipment but I was not going to be outworked.

Eventually, basketball took over my life but lawncare and I had a good run.  When I went to start Newell Strength, it came down to starting a landscaping company or NS and I was leaning more towards the lawn company!

Lawn care will always hold a special spot in my heart and now you know why I look forward to the weekend cutting of the lawn with Munchie and ‘Mike the Mower’.

Are you paying attention the signs in your life?  What path did life drop you off on and are you moving forward?

 

Think differently – Kyle Newell

P.S-If you’d like to join our Fall Fat Loss Classic Contest, please click the link to find out more or simply send an email to Dana@newellstrength.com: https://www.newellstrength.com/2018-fall-contest