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A Real Life Hero

As we head into Memorial Day weekend, I wanted to reflect on my living grandfather, Leo.  

Yes, he is the same man that I watched Raw Deal with in yesterday’s email.

Leo is a world war 2 vet, and as you know, there aren’t many of them left.  He is still sharp as ever, still strong as ever and a real inspiration for me.

His dad, my great grandfather, was an Italian Immigrant that earned his U.S. citizenship by fighting in WW1.  

I always reflect on my grandfather as we celebrate both Memorial Day and 4th of July.  He fought for our freedoms and way of life.  

Thank you Pa! 

And if there’s anyone in your life that sacrificed to give us freedom that you know of, please give them a big thank you from me.  

Happy  Memorial Day weekend!

 

Be unconventional – Kyle Newell

 

P.S-We will be up and running soon.  Some of you have been reaching out about the annual Fat Shredder contest.  We will be doing it, and are aiming to start in the beginning of June.  More details to come!




Discover Your Imagination

A few weeks ago, Braxton watched the Predator with me and then again with his cousins at a sleepover.

As an aside, one of the earliest movies I can remember watching was Raw Deal with Arnold.  It was just me and my  grandfather, Leo (still alive and a WW2 vet). 

Anyhow, on Mother’s Day, Braxton made an elaborate booby trap in our front yard in order to try and catch the predator, just like Arnold did at the end of the movie.

His imagination knows no limits, as it should be.  

Maybe we should be a  little more childlike and exercise our imagination more.  

Afterall, imagination is the greatest nation on Earth. 

 

Be unconventional – Kyle Newell

 

P.S-We will be up and running soon.  Some of you have been reaching out about the annual Fat Shredder contest.  We will be doing it, and are aiming to start in the beginning of June.  More details to come!




Amazingly it All Started With This

9 years ago, I made today’s video.  

It’s about how I began and yes, it began with a simple exercise band.  

Take a listen for 3 minutes and try to gain a spark of inspiration.  

(Don’t mind my eyes, they  were a bit puffy because of allergies).

Enjoy! https://youtu.be/wa61Mmg9mRs

Be unconventional – Kyle Newell

 

P.S-We will be up and running soon.  Some of you have been reaching out about the annual Fat Shredder contest.  We will be doing it, and are aiming to start in the beginning of June.  More details to come!




Faith over Fear in the Corona Climate

I recorded today’s episode about a month ago.

It was one of the most passionate ‘rants’ I’ve had on my podcast and it was infused with passion.

It’s all about acting with faith over fear because as I’ve been saying, fear is the real virus to be afraid of.  

With faith, you can conquer that.

Enjoy and let me know what you think! 

www.newellstrength.com/single-post/2020/05/19/Faith-over-Fear-in-the-Corona-Climate

Be unconventional – Kyle Newell

 

P.S-We will be up and running soon.  Some of you have been reaching out about the annual Fat Shredder contest.  We will be doing it, and are aiming to start in the beginning of June.  More details to come!




Evolution not Revolution

As I was going for my Monday morning walk, I had a smack of inspiration.

When this comes to an end, regardless of which beliefs you  have about it, we need to be thinking evolution, not revolution.

A revolution would only lead to force vs. force, which is lower levels of energy.  

An evolution begins more on a level of the self.  Yes, things should change after this….for the better. 

Appreciate your relationships more.  Realize that life is finite and that we are not human beings having a spiritual experience, but rather, spiritual beings having a brief human experience.  

Evolve to have compassion for those that differ in opinion, even if you will never see it their way.  

Let’s all start raising our vibrational energy  level as we come out the backside of this. 

 

Be unconventional – Kyle Newell

 

P.S-We will be up and running soon.  Some of you have been reaching out about the annual Fat Shredder contest.  We will be doing it, and are aiming to start in the beginning of June.  More details to come!




The Best Advice Ever

When the kids are older, I hope I can  be a source of guidance and wisdom for them.  

I  know sometimes they will just need me to listen.

And I know other times, they will need a nudge.

The best advice I will ever be able to offer, without even knowing the circumstance, will be to simply begin.  Take action.  Take action towards your inner wisdom and gut feeling.

If you wait too long to begin, that inner spark of inspiration will be gone and you will  have missed your opportunity.   

Simply begin…..

 

Be unconventional – Kyle Newell

 

P.S-We will be up and running soon.  Some of you have been reaching out about the annual Fat Shredder contest.  We will be doing it, and are aiming to start in the beginning of June.  More details to come!




Time to Get High On Your Own Supply

20 plus years ago, when I was a junior and senior in high school, I would work out before the school day started.

It was unusual at the time for a young high school kid to wake up and workout at that time but it made me feel good.

My mind would be on fire in a good way and I would enter the school day with a lot of confidence, which was big for me because I was a shy, introverted kid. 

I didn’t know then what I know now, but the reason I felt so good working out first thing was because there are certain growth factors and brain chemicals that can only get to your brain through physical movement.  

This is how you can get high on your own supply.  And better  yet, when it’s nice and sunny out, get out there and do some type of physical activity in the sunshine.  Vitamin D from the sun is potent as a feel good hormone when combined with physical activity (even when you are just exposed to sunlight you will feel better).  

 

Essentially, you are your own drug dealer.

Be unconventional – Kyle Newell

 

P.S-We will be up and running soon.  Some of you have been reaching out about the annual Fat Shredder contest.  We will be doing it, and are aiming to start in the beginning of June.  More details to come!




My Success Principles

Nine years ago, I made this video while driving to jury duty.  

In it, I talk about my success principles.  The interesting thing is that they remain true today.  

And I can trace my path back to following these principles day in and day out for the past decade.

See if there is anything that  you can pick up from this short clip, enjoy! 

 

https://youtu.be/k_d4Ht6JB5E

 

Be unconventional – Kyle Newell

P.S-We will be up and running soon.  Some of you have been reaching out about the annual Fat Shredder contest.  We will be doing it, and are aiming to start in the beginning of June.  More details to come!




4 Inner Beliefs To Develop During This Quarantine

As we near the end of this chaos (yes, it is coming to an end despite what the media wants to tell you), you still have time to learn and grow from ‘it’.

In today’s episode, I talk about the 4 inner beliefs that you can work on and grow and continue to develop even long after this is all over.

You can take a listen right here: www.newellstrength.com/single-post/2020/05/12/4-Inner-Beliefs-To-Develop-During-This-Quarantine

Be unconventional – Kyle Newell

P.S-We will be up and running soon.  Some of you have been reaching out about the annual Fat Shredder contest.  We will be doing it, and are aiming to start in the beginning of June.  More details to come!




Mental Toughness Monday: Punch Your Fear in the Face

As I was walking with Emma last week, I was reflecting on fear and mind mapping.  Fear comes from the reptilian brain, the oldest part of the brain that is focused purely on survival.

However, that part of your brain will react only in the instant when it perceives survival to actually be threatened.  The problem is when you continue to take in information that is activating this part of the brain.

It’s a problem because then your human brain starts to develop scripts and stories about the future and all the doom and gloom and ‘what ifs’. 

As I’ve said many times before, fear exists only in the future and the future doesn’t exist.  I know it’s a mind blowing concept, but I want you to meditate on that for a minute today.  

And, give your fear a punch in the face today and put it back where it belongs.

Be unconventional – Kyle Newell

 

P.S-We will be up and running soon.  Some of you have been reaching out about the annual Fat Shredder contest.  We will be doing it, and are aiming to start in the beginning of June.  More details to come!