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The Average American Lives Only…

A few weeks ago, I wrote a letter to the boys about how many remaining days I had left based on projections.

 

The average American lives 28,470 days and chances are, if you are reading this, you are probably at, near or past the halfway point.

 

No, it’s not morbid to think about.

 

You must live with some sense of urgency.  In fact, today is Suzy’s birthday (aka Devon), which marks the passage of another year for her.

 

Something I’ve challenged Suzy to do is to make a list of 12 habits for this next year and implement one per month.  In essence, she will stack monthly habits on top of the previous month, leaving her with 12 new behaviors come next April Fool’s Day.

 

Now, imagine if she did this each year.  Heck, imagine if you did this each year!  In ten years, you’d have 120 new habits that can dramatically alter the course of your life!

 

Life is about growth.

 

Growth makes us happy.

 

Therefore, life is about being in a state of happiness as much as possible.

 

Start making that list.

 

Think differently- Kyle Newell

 

P.S-Whenever you’re ready here are 3 more ways we can help you transform your life, lose weight and gain bundles of energy (and possibly win $10,000!):

 

1- Check out this podcast I did on Resistance (any time you are trying to improve your life, you will face this!)

http://unlockingyourinnerstrength.libsyn.com/uyis001-resistance-is-a-bitch

2-     Perhaps you’d just like to increase your mental game.  In that case, you can check out our Time Mastery Manual (the information in here will create ‘new’ time for you and give you the ultimate freedom in life) http://kylenewell.com/time

 

  1. Our annual, 6-week Fat Shredder contest. If you are ready to shred for the summer and want a simple, no-gimmicks approach. A program in which you just have to show up, 3 times per week and have all the accountability that you would ever need and then some, simply send and email to devon@newellstrength.com with the subject: ‘shredder’.



The Amazing Story of Roger Bannister

Roger wanted to be a doctor, and he went to medical school in England.

 

He also had another goal.

 

He wanted to be a star runner, but when you go to medical school, you go to school all day and you study all night.

 

But he still had this goal of being a champion runner and doing something that nobody else did.

 

Every day he would cut a different class, and he would meet his college track coach, because of course, medical schools didn’t have track teams.

 

He would meet his track coach at a track, and he would train, but since he was in school, he only had 40-45 minutes every day to train.

 

He only trained 40-45 minutes every single day, and he’d go back to school, and Roger Bannister, on May 6, 1954, became the first person to run the mile in under 4 minutes.

 

This story takes place way back in the early 50s when Roger Bannister was hoping to become the first person to run the 4-minute mile.

 

There were two other groups of people, and I said groups, that were trying to break the 4-minute mile.

 

A guy in Australia named John Landy, had a whole team of people. He had money and people.

 

He had massage therapists. He had nutritionists.

 

He had trainers 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

 

He was living his life in training to break the 4-minute mile.

 

Then there was another group in Kansas and a guy named Wes Santee, and he had a group of people, nutritionists and physiologists.

 

He was training, too, but the guy that did it first was Roger Bannister.

 

A few weeks after Bannister broke the record, John Landy broke the record.

 

When people talk about this, they say the record was more psychological than physiological.

 

Roger Bannister is one of the more amazing people ever to live.

 

One of my friends had a neurology book on their shelf that was written by Sir Roger Bannister.  Yes, the same Roger Bannister.

 

He was knighted twice; once as an athlete and once as a neurologist.

 

This guy is an amazing, amazing person.

 

In those 45-minute training sessions, do you know what he did for this training?

 

Well, I can tell you a few things he did.

 

It’s not how much time you put in it.

 

It’s what do you put into the time? He was totally engaged.

 

They’ve done some interesting studies.

 

Well, these studies are pretty old, but on football players.

 

Now football is a fall sport, and college football players usually get better grades in the fall than they do in the spring.

 

They say if you want to get something done, ask a busy person.

 

Football players are busier in the fall than they are in the spring, but they get better grades in the fall.

 

Bannister had so many other things going on, so when he was at the track, he didn’t have any time to waste.

 

He was totally, totally, totally engaged.

 

Focus on your ONE thing to the exclusion of all other things when you supposed to be locked into that ONE thing.

 

Here is your Sunday article that I wrote for you, enjoy!

 

Plan the week ahead – Kyle Newell




I Implore You to Explore You

Yup, I was channeling my inner Mike Tyson with that headline.

 

I wasn’t quite sure if I wanted to implore your, inspire you or tell you a story with today’s message.

So, I am going to attempt to do all 3:).

 

On Christmas day, I sent out an email with an article I wrote about setting your goals for 2017.

 

It may have gotten lost in shuffle, so here it is again:  http://www.newellstrength.com/year-can-great/

 

 

This is going to be your year…if you make the decision to have it be your greatest year yet.

 

That sounds scary and it is.  Yes, you may fall short.  Yes, it is going to require a lot of work.  Yes, it will require you to get outside of your comfort zone time and time again.

 

But what’s the alternative?

 

When I was coming into my own zone in 2007, shortly after the rectal ulcer story from yesterday, I had signs printed up and I hung them everywhere.

 

The most important place I wrote messages to myself of becoming great were on my bedroom ceiliing.  Every morning and every night I stared at those things.  I meditated on them.

 

I put vision board pictures on my ceiling.

 

I couldn’t not pay attention and focus.  And that focus led to my framing of each circumstance and situation in my life.

 

That was the year my life changed forever.

 

If you think about goals, that don’t mean diddly.  Everyone thinks about goals.

 

If you write them down, that’s a little better.  But most people that write down goals never look at them again.

 

However, if you carry your goals with you and make them a daily thing to look at, you will stand apart, most importantly you will stand apart from your old way of thinking.

 

It’s not easy, but I am not asking you to be average.

 

I am imploring you to BE great in 2017.

 

You can do it.  I believe in you.

 

-Kyle Newell

 

P.S-If time and energy management is your biggest nemesis, then check out this book I wrote for you along with the complete audio to make 2017 your greatest year yet: http://www.kylenewell.com/time

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Here’s an X-mas Gift Article for Ya

Here’s an X-mas Gift Article for Ya

 

Milt Campbell may be the saddest story in sports.

 

He’s from Plainfield, New Jersey, there’s a field in town named after him.

 

Way back in 1952, it was between his sophomore and junior year in high school, he goes to the Helsinki Olympics and wins the silver medal in the decathlon.

 

He wasn’t even a high school junior yet.

 

Four years later, he’s a student in Indiana University and he wins the gold medal for the decathlon.

 

Then he goes into the NFL and then the Canadian Football League.

 

When he went to the Olympics, he also could have made the Olympic team as a swimmer, etc., but he decided just to focus on the decathlon.

 

Later in life, he got a gold medal in the martial arts.

 

In his 70s, he still looked like a pro-football player.

 

What’s so sad about that?

 

Well, he only spent a few weeks in the NFL.

 

In the late ‘50s, he was drafted by the Cleveland Browns.

 

After a couple weeks at the training camp, he was told that the president and the owner of the team, Paul Brown, wanted to see him.

 

He said, “Milt, why are you dating a white woman?”

 

Milt, who was African-American, said, “Mr. Brown, it’s none of your business.”

 

The next day he was cut by the Cleveland Browns and no NFL football team picked him up again.

 

Olympic historians have called him the unknown Olympic champion.

 

Everybody knows Bruce Jenner.

 

Everybody knows Rafer Johnson.

 

Most folks don’t know him.

 

He spent most his life multi-level marketing.

 

He never got the acclaim he deserved.

 

Milt became a motivational speaker, and an unbelievably good one.

 

They say a charismatic person lights up a room when they enter it, and a non-charismatic person lights up the room when they leave it.

 

He lit up every room he walked into.

 

He’d say, “How many of you have goals?”

 

Everybody would put up their hand.

 

He’d ask, “How many of you have written down your goals?”

 

Most people put up their hands.

 

He’d say, “How many of you have your written-down goals with you right now on your person?”

 

Nobody would raise a hand.

 

Milt would reach in and take out a little card.

 

He said, “That’s my secret. That helped me win my Olympic gold medals. You have to write down your goals and keep them with you 24/7. “

 

He set his goals, and he took every challenge that hit him.

 

He played football in the fall and basketball in the winter and track and field in the spring.

 

One day he was in the weight room in the winter, when there was a wrestling match going on.

 

All of a sudden, the wrestling coach barged into the weight room.

 

He said, “Milt, here’s the deal. We have one more match left. I need a heavyweight, and the other team has a state champion.  If you come up and beat this guy, we’ll beat this team for the first time ever.”

 

So Milt Campbell, who never wrestled a day in his life, went up, put on a wrestling uniform, and beat the state champion.

 

He died of prostate cancer two years ago in the fall.

 

Sports Illustrated does a retrospective on all the great athletes who died that year, usually late in the year.

 

They left him out of their retrospective.

 

His achievements stand for themselves, though.

 

If you set goals like Milt Campbell, if you keep your goals in mind and in hand always, you can accomplish great things in spite of the obstacles that block your way.

 

Hopefully that little story about Milt inspired you a bit, but just to cement it a little further, here is an article I wrote for you about making 2017 the greatest year of your life.

 

http://www.newellstrength.com/year-can-great/

 

 

Merry Christmas – Kyle Newell

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Munchie’s Cold Hands

While preparing for this coming week’s Unlocking Your Inner Strength workshop, I have been digging back into a lot of brain science.

 

And, as it turns out, which I have been saying for years, the hands are highly tuned into the nervous system which means they are highly, highly tuned into the brain.

 

In fact, I’d go so far as to say that the hands are the key to unlocking the brain.

 

But let’s backtrack for a second here.

 

Twice in the past month, I went for a short walk with Munchie and didn’t put gloves on.  Not because of neglect or ignorance, but because I couldn’t find them.

 

Actually, it has happened three times, but the one time on our hike up in the Sourland mountains, Devon had me take my sox off to use them as mittens for Munchie.  Worked like a charm, thank God, because we were pretty far up the mountain.

 

Back to the story at hand.  One the main primal threats to the brain is cold (along with hunger, thirst and neglect).

 

I, myself, have always had very poor circulation in my hands to the point of pain when it gets real cold out.  Poor little Munch got this same trait from me.

The two other times I have been caught out on a walk with him, he started crying and screaming and I felt terrible.

 

It was because his hands were so damn cold.  Remember what I said before; the hands are greatly in tune with the brain and nervous system.  Now it all started to make sense why a person’s hands usually get the coldest the fastest.

 

It’s the quickest route to signal ‘danger’ to the brain.  If your knees got cold, it wouldn’t quite have the same impact would it?

 

Just a little connection to mind map from being open to observation, which further validated what I was working on for the upcoming workshop. Hands are the key to the brain.

 

What is your favorite thing in the whole world to study and learn about?

 

The more you are learn it and teach it, the more connecting of the dots to your favorite topic you can do.

 

Teaching is the greatest way to learn and the most rapid.

 

If you know someone that’d like to find the simple (not easy) path in the beginning of 2017, then send them to fill out one of our applications for our ‘Anti-resolution program’, which starts in a few weeks and is only $99 for the 30 day program.  https://goo.gl/forms/jKNTGBp6WEnomWCE2

 

 

Be different – Kyle Newell

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That Damn Oil Burner Switch

A little over a week and a half ago, on our first Monday night at our new home, I was struggling to find the correct light switch.

 

I got home late from Newell Strength as I normally do on Monday nights and Devon was already sleeping.

 

I was only a new habitant of the house at that point for 24 hours, so as you could understand, I wasn’t fully familiar.

 

On the backside of one of our walls, there are two switches.

 

I flicked the first one, nothing happened except a faint noise.  Well, I thought, that’s not the one I was looking for so I flicked the next one.

 

Perfecto! I could now see in order to do a little night time reading and planning while my dinner cooked.

 

I went to bed a little after 10 that night.  When I got up the next morning at [4:30], I thought it seemed a little chilly.

 

After some investigating, it looked like they had the thermostats on timers.  I manually adjusted the upstairs one first to try and bring the temperature up from the balmy 57 degrees that it was currently at.

 

I did my morning routine for the next hour or so but the damn temperature still wouldn’t come up.

 

I went and worked out and came back and Devon had told me that she figured it out.  Ahhh, all was good now, I was starting to panic that one day into our new home we were having an issue with our heating system.

 

But about an hour or so after Devon left for the day, the temperature still was holding pat at 57 degrees.  It wasn’t so much that I was cold as much as I was annoyed.

 

I called the thermostat company.  The lady was trying to troubleshoot, but we were having no luck.  She was about to schedule someone to come out when I went downstairs to check that thermostat one more time.

 

Nope, nada, still wasn’t working.

 

On my way back up the stairs, I noticed a red paneled oil burner switch that was set to off.  I hadn’t seen that before, but I did know that it should have been turned to on.

 

Problem solved.

 

I had flicked that switch the night before and never switched it back while I was looking for a light source.

 

Sometimes, the answer is so darn obvious, yet we fail to see it.  We want to look and look and look for the answer which of course in our minds, has to be this difficult or technical thing.

 

Most of the time, it’s not.  Most of the time, the answer and the path is right there in front of you.

 

If you know someone that’d like to find the simple (not easy) path in the beginning of 2017, then send them to fill out one of our applications for our ‘Anti-resolution program’, which starts in a few weeks and is only $99 for the 30 day program.  https://goo.gl/forms/jKNTGBp6WEnomWCE2

 

Happy eve of Christmas eve to ya -Kyle Newell

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Stephen King’s Everyday Magic

Stephen King, the great horror writer, he said when he’s writing a new novel, he writes 2500 words a day without taking a day off, because he said if he takes a day off, he gets too far away from his characters.

 

There’s a magic to doing it every single day.

 

He was also able to figure out how to write his first novel, Carrie, while working as a full time public school teacher up in New England (if you’d like to know how to do something like this, then check out this 25 page book I developed this past fall about time mastery: http://www.kylenewell.com/time)

 

What are you going to do BIG ins 2017?

 

Stop thinking small.  This year will be a significant percentage of the rest of your life.

 

I want you to start thinking about living each day as if it were your whole life.

 

I am going on the record to say I will write 2 books this year and you can hold me to that:).

 

One will be my fictional book that is a little behind schedule but I am working on it and the other will be the official Ripped Dad’s book.

 

You can read the intro the Ripped Dad’s book here:   http://www.newellstrength.com/man-mish/

 

 

Afterall, a man needs a mission.

 

Enjoy your funday Sunday – Kyle Newell

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What is Success to You? And What are You Willing to Do?

What is Success to You? And What are You Willing to Do?

 

Dan Gable, famous for having only lost one wrestling match in his entire collegiate career at the University of Iowa and for winning a gold medal at the 1972 Olympic Games was asked by a reporter . . .

 

“What made you such a good collegiate wrestler?”

 

He said, “Well, you know, every afternoon at Iowa State we used to work out from [4:00]-[6:30], and from [6:00]-[6:30], we did the hardest conditioning anybody could ever go through. Then at [6:30], that was it.

 

People went to the showers and then left. I went to the locker room and I got my jump rope.

 

Then I’d go back into the wrestling room, and I’d start jumping rope until I passed out.”

 

When’s the last time you put in the extra time?

 

Here’s a link to an article I just finished up for ya, enjoy!

 

Plan and prepare for the week ahead! – Kyle Newell

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Your Main Problem is That You Think You Shouldn’t Have Any

Your Main Problem is That You Think You Shouldn’t Have Any

 

While eating a nice grass fed, organic cheeseburger the other night, I had a Tony Robbins documentary on in the background.

 

I have long been a HUGE fan of Robbins’ work.  ‘Awaken the Giant Within’ is one of my top 5 all-time books and was THE book that got everything started for me.

 

Devon and I even stayed at his resort in Fiji for our honeymoon 5 years ago.

 

His message is always relevant to the listener IF the student is ready to accept the truth.  And that was once again the case in his documentary when he told the crowd: You wanna know what your main problem is?  Your main problem is that you don’t think you should have any of the problems that you have.

 

Think about that for a second.  The nature of the mind is to not want problems, yet we cannot grow without problems, failure and challenge.

 

The winner’s mind seeks out and embraces problems.  If you avoid problems at all costs, you are living small.

 

Were you put here on this earth to live big or play small?

 

The purpose of life I believe, is growth.  You cannot stay the same.  You are either regressing or growing.

 

The very law of momentum in life means that it’s impossible to stay put.  Yes, you can rest for a few minutes to smell the roses, like the sherpa that is climbing the mountain.  But like the sherpa, you must decide to keep going.

 

The higher up you go, the more important it will be to rest and recharge.

 

Speaking of recharging, Dana is running an awesome special for her FST sessions for the month of December: buy 2 get one free.

 

Get something different this year for your family members.  You can even use that extra session on yourself to recharge.

 

I have tried many different types of recovery and relaxation methods, but this is by far my favorite! You can email her at dana@newellstrength.com

 

Peace – Kyle Newell

 

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The Pitbull Attack on my Birthday

The Pitbull Attack on my Birthday

Two years ago, on my birthday to be exact, we took Dax and Mateen over to the dog park before going to see a movie later on that night.

Devon was 8 months pregnant with Braxton at that point.  We were already at the dog park for about a half hour when I noticed a pit bull acting very strange.

And after talking to the owner, I knew why.  The owner was aloof and didn’t even know the background of this dog that he had rescued one month earlier.

I do hate that pit’s get a bad rap, they are beautiful dogs and usually the ones that you see on the news are part of a cultural problem, not the actual breed.

Anywho, we watched as the pit spearheaded another mut right in the side for no good reason.

That’s when I said to Devon that we should start making our way to the truck.  We had already been there long enough and I didn’t like having this wild card near my pups.

Now, keep in mind, stupidly, I had flip flops on because it was a very hot, late summer day.  Mateena made one more bee line to go mark her territory as we were walking towards the gate.

I turned around and saw the pit running at her. There was also a rot that had just arrived, making his way over to the very same area.

Mateena knows herself as silly as that sounds.  I’d argue that she knows herself better than most people.  She knows that she is a loner and that she doesn’t like being in a crowded area.

And like any dog, she reacts if put in a situation that she doesn’t like.  The pit went up behind her and started sniffing her BE-hind.  Mateena turned and did this little chomp she does to let other dogs know to back off.

As I saw this unfolding, I was already running as fast as I could over to the spot because I knew what was about to happen.  The pit reacted to her chomp and clamped down on her skull.  Thank God I got there in time to kick the pit in the head a few times, dislodging his grip on her.

Stupidly, once again (man this was a dumb day by me all around), I stayed between the pit and Mateena and the rot that was now starting to get worked up.  I didn’t think about what it could have done to me.  I reacted and put my family first.

Luckily, I was very aware of my surroundings that day.

I knew the environment and I could ‘feel’ the energy that was in the air.

You can do the same thing, not with a pit bull of course but in your home, at your job, etc.

Environments are triggers.  The brain is always scanning your environments.  You are either going to be at the mercy of your environments or you are going to master your environments.

People often are stressed out of their minds because of their very mismanagement of their environments.

Well, lucky for you, Dana told me it’d be okay to run a special for her Fascial Stretch Therapy service for the holiday season.  For the month of Decemeber, Dana is offering a buy 2, get 1 free deal.

I am already booking a bunch for myself and Devon.

If you are overly stressed, tight in your lower back and regular old massage isn’t doing the trick, then shoot me an email and I will set you up with Dana.  For inquiring minds, if you aren’t sure what FST is, Dana shows you in a quick video here: https://youtu.be/mSUTCEkl3lM

Be your weirdest self – Kyle Newell

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