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Fear is the Biggest…

On vacation, I was able to read two novels, squeezed in between our family time and while the boys were sleeping.

I believe reading novels is an undervalued hobby.  It causes you to use much more of your brain that just watching a television show and it really allows your brain a break.

Its meditative if you will.

In one of the books, which was excellent by the way (The Betrayal by Tim Tigner), they speak of fear being the biggest industry in the world.

I know fear is the strongest motivator but I never heard it phrased this way before.

Flip this around and figure out to how to use this to your advantage.  Figure out exactly what you fear and then write it down, break it down and reframe it.

What if all goes to hell?

I’ll counter that with: What if everything goes better than expected?

Think differently – Kyle Newell

 

P.S- School is back in session, which means it’s a great time for you to find your routine again (even if you don’t have kids)….If you’d like to join our Fall Fat Loss Classic Contest at our Hillsborough location, please click the link to find out more or simply send an email to Dana@newellstrength.com: https://www.newellstrength.com/2018-fall-contest




Unlearning Nutrition Principles

I remember way back in college, in 2003, my senior year, when I was really thinking outside the box about nutrition.  Part of that process, being young and naive, was going against anything that was inside the box.

And while that has mostly served me well, one of the things that I think back about is the nutrition pyramid that the US government put out years ago and is taught in every school.

I used to vehemently disagree with it.  The answer, as I was taught, was protein, protein, protein.  Protein was the answer to both muscle building and losing fat.  But how can that be?

In today’s episode of Unlocking Your Inner Strength, I go over that and some other things I’ve had to unlearn over the years about nutrition.  You can take a listen and subscribe over here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/unlocking-your-inner-strength/id1138596023?mt=2

Think differently – Kyle Newell

 

P.S- School is back in session, which means it’s a great time for you to find your routine again (even if you don’t have kids)….If you’d like to join our Fall Fat Loss Classic Contest at our Hillsborough location, please click the link to find out more or simply send an email to Dana@newellstrength.com: https://www.newellstrength.com/2018-fall-contest




6,000 Feet Up, No Guard Rail

On the first Friday of our vacation to New Hampshire, we planned out a trip to the top of Mount Washington.

In case you are unfamiliar, it is the highest point on the east coast, topping out at just over 6,200 feet!

We each had sweatshirts on, despite it being 70 degrees at the base of the mountain; I had heard the weather can be quite unpredictable up there.

Well, on the drive up, the boys were both napping, which was good because it was one less thing for me to have to focus on. As we climbed up and up and up and passed the 3,000 foot elevation mark, the tree line disappeared.

What was left was no guard rail, no shoulder, a tight road and nothing but mountain. My palms began to sweat and I locked in, become hyper-aware of everything around me.

To be blunt, I was scared sh**less! The visions of plummeting to a fiery death were just that, visions. We obviously made it up and down and lived to tell about it.

Now, usually, I don’t let much get to me, I can control my breathing and thoughts to a good degree but when being ‘inches away from the edge’, my animal nervous system took over.

There were many lessons that I am going to write about from that drive up, but a takeaway point is this: yours and mine thoughts about future bad events aren’t real. The future does not exist, it’s just a part of our projected imagination. This means that all you fear is made up. ‘There is nothing to fear but fear itself’.

And if you don’t manage it, it can cripple your action taking.

Think differently – Kyle Newell

P.S- School is back in session, which means it’s a great time for you to find your routine again (even if you don’t have kids)….If you’d like to join our Fall Fat Loss Classic Contest at our Hillsborough location, please click the link to find out more or simply send an email to Dana@newellstrength.com: https://www.newellstrength.com/2018-fall-contest




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