Brain (23)


Habits of a Happy Brain

Studying the brain is one of my main passions in life.  I have been interested in it for as long as I can remember and I began studying it formally back in 2014 when Dax Moy began teaching me Mind Map.

People often ask me about what book I read or recommend to learn Mind Map and the answer is, there isn’t a book on it (yes, I know, I am working on developing one with Dax:)).  

But if there was a book that described a lot of the concepts of Mind Map, it would be a book that I recently finished, ‘Habits of a Happy Brain’.  

In today’s episodes, I describe and explain the 4 horsemen of hormones, dopamine, oxytocin, serotonin and endorphins, as explained in the book.  Enjoy!!!

www.newellstrength.com/single-post/2020/07/07/Habits-of-a-Happy-Brain

Be Unconventional – Kyle Newell

 

P.S-My new book is finally out on Amazon.  It’s all things fasting, from my point of view.  If you want a world class tutorial and ‘how to’ with my system of fasting, then you pick up a copy of  the book.  And if you like it, please leave a review.  https://www.amazon.com/Panda-Diet-Unconventional-Approach-Lasting/dp/0578687372/ref=sr_1_2?dchild=1&keywords=kyle+newell&qid=1592831921&s=books&sr=1-2

 

P.P.S-Now that we are taking new clients once again, we are opening the doors for July to 12 new trial members.  This is just what the doctor ordered for you if you’ve been locked in, with little outdoor time, not enough physical activity and not enough fun.  You can apply for a spot at this link and Coach Dana will be reaching out to you.  https://hillsborough.newellstrength.com/jumpstart

 




Your Heart and Mind Must Align

About 5 weeks ago, I had one of the most amazing weeks of my life.  

That was when we opened Newell Strength, despite the lockdown.

Did it make logical sense?  Not necessarily.  

But I wasn’t following my brain, I was listening to my heart.  And when you listen to your heart, you cannot go wrong.  When you ignore your heart, you almost always go wrong.

I knew that my decision was based in pureness of heart and therefore I had nothing to fear.  

And the results spoke for themselves.

Make sure your mind aligns with your heart, not the other way around.

 

Be Unconventional – Kyle Newell

 

P.S-We are now accepting trial members once again.  If you’re ready for a change and want to start shaking off the rust, weight and low energy of the past few months of quarantine, then you’ve found your answer.  You can apply for our 30-day trial here and a Coach will reach out to  you.  




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!




How to Deal With Fear During this Corona Situation

A few weeks ago, I recorded today’s episode of Unlocking Your Inner Strength.

At the time, fear was at its peak regarding this Corona situation.

Now that we have more clarity, you will see that much of the Mind Map stuff I teach in this episode is more relevant.

You deal with fear in any situation by gaining clarity.

You gain clarity by prediction and response.  And here’s the thing; you don’t even have to be right, it’s the attempt at the equation that is important for your brain.

You  can take a listen right here: www.newellstrength.com/single-post/2020/04/28/How-to-Deal-With-Fear-During-this-Corona-Situation

 

Think Differently- Kyle

 

P.S.-If you’d like to work with us and have the best Coaching in the world, before this craziness is behind us, then check out the opportunity below.  The first round of clients are crushing it and they’d be the first to tell you  that it’s the best investment you  could make in yourself, particularly given the current climate…

1-Last week I opened the doors to the second Panda Challenge, which will be starting within the next 3 weeks.  6 of the 12 spots are already taken and it looks like this will be the trend going forward for this Challenge as it’s one of a kind and dare I say, the most effective ‘Nutrition Challenge’ in the world (mark my words, you heard it here first). If you’d like to find out more info and at least throw your name in the ring for me to decide if you’re a good fit, then go here: https://hillsborough.newellstrength.com/panda_application

 




Do You Need to Speed up or Slow Down?

In last Friday’s lesson on Mind Mapping, I teach about the concept of speeding up and slowing down, depending on how your brain is reacting to this Corona situation. 

Some have said this was the best one yet. 

If things are moving too fast for you right now, you need to slow down your brain.

If you feel stuck right now, trapped and like this will never end, then you need to figure out how to speed up your brain.

That is what is discussed here, stogie in hand:)

Be unconventional – Kyle

 

1- We will be prepping for our annual Fat Shredder Contest.  Tentative start was mid-April, but stay tuned as it may be pushed back.  You’ll see info so you can start planning within the week! 

 

2-Check out this podcast I did on Resistance, this relevant now more than ever: http://unlockingyourinnerstrength.libsyn.com/uyis001-resistance-is-a-bitch




How Are a Great Novel and Diet Similar?

I remember the hardest diet I ever did (and I’ve done many).  It was when I was 17 years old.

I won’t go into the nitty details but…

A diet is similar to a great novel in that in both cases, you can’t wait to get to the end.

Think about that for a moment.

This is why ‘diets’ don’t work.  I’ll argue that to my grave.

Your brain doesn’t like nor will it form a habit around willpower based thoughts.

Willpower basically means doing sh** that you don’t want to be doing.

Good luck with that.

If you’d like a copy of our intermittent fasting manual, simply go to: https://www.newellstrength.com/if-manual

And feel free to forward to a friend or two:)

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

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. Find out more about our 30-day, Risk Free Jump Start. 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: ‘30’.



My Number One Drug of Choice

I started using this drug back in high school.

It was okay, because there was no way to test for it.

Did it give me a HUGE competitive advantage?  You bet!

In fact, I haven’t stopped using it since.

So, what is it?  Its something known as PHW.

It must be administered through your brain, then your heart and put to use by your body….

Pure, Hard, Work.

Yup, that’s it.

Dogged persistence and consistency.

Someone once told me, ‘Kyle, you know what the secret to my success is/was?’ (this as a very successful person in my opinion)…

‘Its showing up, waking up tomorrow and doing ‘it’ again.  Just follow that formula for the rest of your days and you will reach your potential…’

If PHW is a drug you’d like to start using more of, then simply decide upon it.

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!

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. Find out more about our 30-day, Risk Free Jump Start. 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: ‘30’.



How to Master Your Mindset, Monday

Last week, my head was cloudy heading into one of my BJJ classes.

Yet, I knew that I would have clarity on the issue that was bugging me by the end of the class.

The physical movement and the learning of new skills makes new connections fire in your brain. Combine that with the endorphins and growth factors that are produced and that enter your brain when you physically move and your mind will light up light a fireworks display on the 4th of July.

Anyways, I was stressing about a position we need to fill on the team at Newell Strength and then I realized in class that the day before I met Devon, my wife, I had no idea she existed.

Nor did I know she would be the one that I married.

‘Chance encounters’ can happen at any moment and key relationships and people can come into your life in the blink of an eye.

I was able to ‘re-frame’ my line of thought for the day and my whole attitude followed suit.

Reframe and move. Move and reframe.

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!

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

3. Find out more about our 30-day, Risk Free Jump Start. 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: ‘30’.




Winning With Water and Walks

  • January 2, 2019
  • Brain

The other day, on New Year’s Eve, to be exact, I was recording a podcast for Unlocking Your Inner Strength on goal setting.

 

It seems to be the universal time to focus in on a new direction.  Yet, most people are taught the completely wrong way to set goals.

 

Goals leave people feeling like a loser or like a deflated balloon.  A loser on the way up because of lack of being ‘there’ and a deflated balloon on the way down because of so much focus being spent on the end result the whole journey.

 

Anyhow, that’s neither here nor there, if you want, go back and listen to episode 136 of Unlocking Your Inner Strength.

 

Assuming that you have set some targets for the first 90-day block of 2019, you are still going to have to figure out how to build momentum.  Momentum is another greatly misunderstood concept for most people.

 

Momentum is built one inch at a time, not by throwing a 99-yard Hail Mary pass.  Being early in the New Year, you may be gung-ho about achieving these new goals of yours and you may think that means that you need to get up 90 minutes earlier and do 10X what you did last year.

 

If that is your approach, then good luck.

 

What we need, is something easy, to get help release the drag and to help us gain some forward momentum.

 

Get ready, because I have the solution: being exposed to water and going for a walk.  Didn’t that just completely blow your mind?!

 

Don’t blow it off because it seems so simple.

 

I did it this morning and it works, every single time.  Going for a walk helps to bring extreme mental clarity.  I believe this is because of the growth factors that can only cross into the blood force of the brain through physical movement, in conjunction with the fact that walking is the only form of exercise to lower levels of the stress hormones.

 

Combine these two things and you have a lot of ‘a-ha’ moments in just a short walk.

 

Being near water has always calmed me and helped me to be more creative.  I believe that being exposed to the noise of water along with being near the different protons and neutrons of water help us to be more creative.

 

If you live near some type of body of water, that’s great, go for a 10-minute walk there every morning.

 

If you don’t live near a body of water, walk then shower or vice-versa.

 

Lastly, now that you have built up some momentum, make sure you don’t waste it on frivolous activity.  For years, I have used timed working blocks.  As I am writing this today, I am working with eight, 20-minute blocks, with a five-minute break after each round.

 

If you are one of the rare individuals that is willing to build momentum, day in and day out (momentum is much like will power, there is a fresh start every day), then you need to take advantage and I have found nothing that even comes close to creating urgency like intense time pressure.

 

Work will expand to fill the time you allow for it.  Keep it tight and keep it right.




Breakthrough at the Water Park

One of our favorite experiences on our vacation was going to a local indoor water park one evening.

This was great, because it allowed Devon and I to take turns going down the adult slides.

We each did about 8 runs and we both felt rejuvenated afterwards.

There are two reasons for this.

1-Play is great for the brain.  It engages your brain in a different way and shuts off all the background clutter going on; one of the big reasons I love going to my Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu classes.

2-Nostalgia aka, Hebb’s Law.  What gets fired together gets wired together.  One of my favorite things growing up was going to either an amusement park or a water park with my family.

The same feelings I had then come flooding back along with the great memories anytime I am at a waterpark.

Kind of like when you hear your favorite song.

Put yourself in these states as often as possible.

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-contes