Change (13)


Yes, Increasing Confidence while Decreasing Weight without Struggle is Possible

I remember having the initial meeting with Laura about joining the 2nd Panda Challenge.  

 

She had heard that I gave a fasting seminar to local parents and she knew some of our clients that were getting phenomenal results.  Results that were too good to be true, except, they were.

 

Listen up as Laura tells you about her Panda journey and how it altered the course of her life in ways even she couldn’t fathom when she signed up and committed for it. 

https://youtu.be/Iyic8Tzf3iQ

 

Be unconventional – Kyle Newell

 

P.S-Doors are now open for Panda #5.  I am taking 10 students into this 66-day program.  If you’d like to drop 3 inches and a minimum of 12 pounds (and keep it off!) while gaining boatloads of energy, simply reply to this email with Panda in the subject line and you and I can have a quick chat to see if you’re a good fit for the Panda.  

 

P.P.S-My new book, The Panda Diet, is out and selling like hot cakes.  In fact, I won’t be surprised if it’s the number one book in its niche before the year is over.  If you are interested in my methods, you can go to Panda Diet

and pick up a copy.  And don’t forget to leave a review:). 

 




Your Hands, Your Feet, Your Life

I remember first seeing an anatomy chart back in high school and being amazed at how many nerve endings there are in the feet and hands.  

 

They are both greatly tied into your brain and nervous system, more so than any other area of the body.  

 

If you want to expand and engage your mind, you have to do stuff with your hands and feet, preferably every day.  

 

As part of my morning routine I do a foot routine for my toes and then I write cursive with both hands and then perform a couple hundred taps with the mallet drill.  All in all, it takes 10-12 minutes and my brain is lit up like a Christmas tree. 

 

I was shocked at how poor my motor control is within my feet when I first started training them a couple of weeks ago.  And in just a few short weeks I already have greater control of my toes and feel a higher level of brain power.

 

The reason I am telling you this is because the further along the path we go with technology, it seems to be the less people are using their hands and feet in everyday activity.  

 

Start writing in cursive, start drawing or painting, walk around a little more barefoot and take control of your brain.  Your attention, creativity and focus comes from the brain, so anything you can do to enhance brain power, will lead to a richer life.

 

Be Unconventional – Kyle 

 

P.S-If you’re not subscribed to my podcast, Unlocking Your Inner Strength, then you are missing out!  Each week, I dive into 12-15 minutes of something that’ll be sure to pique your interest and grow your mind, allowing you to unlock some of that inner strength that is hiding within you.  All you gotta do is go here and click the subscribe button: https://rb.gy/ci7ui9

 

P.P.S-My new book, The Panda Diet, is out and selling like hot cakes.  In fact, I won’t be surprised if it’s the number one book in its niche before the year is over.  If you are interested in my methods, you can go to https://bourls.com/roHrI  and pick up a copy.  And don’t forget to leave a review:). 

 

P.P.P.S-If you are interested in one on one Coaching with me in terms of Mind Map and taking your life to a whole new level, send me a text, 908-229-6666.  I am taking on 4 new clients this coming year.  It’s for serious inquiries only and it’s a hefty investment (it’ll pay off 10X). 

 




Put Your Mind Where Your Eyes Can See It

A week and a half ago, I was having a nice conversation with a loyal Newell Strength client, Dan, and his son Daniel.

 

I always love seeing them together because I know how much of a great bonding experience lifting together is, especially for a father and son.

 

Well, in this particular conversation, I was explaining to Daniel the concept of a good workout.  

 

If you are going to enter the weight room and throw around the iron, then you must make sure that you put your mind in an uncomfortable situation.  See your mind in the palm of your hand and picture new grooves and pathways being formed because of the demands you are placing upon it in your workout.

 

Now, it depends on the purpose of your workout plan, but for me, if I don’t go somewhere that expands my mind, it was a less than fruitful session.  

 

Be aware that working out is first and foremost for your mind (it’s absolutely useless when used as  a weight loss tool). 

 

Something for you to ponder.

 

Be Unconventional – Kyle 

 

P.S-If you’re not subscribed to my podcast, Unlocking Your Inner Strength, then you are missing out!  Each week, I dive into 12-15 minutes of something that’ll be sure to pique your interest and grow your mind, allowing you to unlock some of that inner strength that is hiding within you.  All you gotta do is go here and click the subscribe button: https://rb.gy/ci7ui9

 

P.P.S-My new book, The Panda Diet, is out and selling like hot cakes.  In fact, I won’t be surprised if it’s the number one book in its niche before the year is over.  If you are interested in my methods, you can go to https://bourls.com/roHrI  and pick up a copy.  And don’t forget to leave a review:). 

 

P.P.P.S-If you are interested in one on one Coaching with me in terms of Mind Map and taking your life to a whole new level, send me a text, 908-229-6666.  I am taking on 4 new clients this coming year.  It’s for serious inquiries only and it’s a hefty investment (it’ll pay off 10X).




Here’s How I Did It

A week and a half ago, I was looking forward to leg day with my buddies Frank and the Wolverine.  

It’s an unusually tough workout as legs should be and it is nostalgic for me since it brings back memories of my competition days.  

Anyhow, we’ve been finishing with a set of 4 minute squats (to put this in perspective, it’s rare to see anyone do even a 30 second set of squats) after a whole bunch of other tough stuff.  

Well, I planted the seed in my brain a few days prior to see if I could do the entire set with only nasal breathing, no gasping for air through my mouth.  

And wouldn’t you know it, I was able to do it.  How?  Well, I’ve been practicing and learning and realizing the benefits of it.  But what it boils down to is that I simply decided that that was what I was going to do.  

New area of my brain was accessed.

Decide you are going to grow and you will.

 

Be unconventional – Kyle Newell

 

P.S-The next Panda Challenge will begin Monday, September 14th.  I am only taking 10 students this time and I have 3 NEW things that will be implemented into this journey.  It will be 7 weeks.  Reply to this email if you are interested in chatting. 

 

P.P.S-If you or someone you know is looking to regain or simply begin their fitness journey, you can apply for a spot at this link and Coach Dana will be reaching out to you.  https://hillsborough.newellstrength.com/jumpstart




A Bridge Jump on My Birthday

Eleven days ago, we celebrated my 39th birthday.  

It was a great day, started with some solitude time at the river near our house, just thinking and writing.

Right after that, we went over to another local branch of the river and swam some to cool off.  The boys were busy checking out the turtles that were all over the place.

And me, well, I decided that I had to create a new tradition and do a bridge jump into the river on my birthday, which shall be a tradition moving forward.  

It’s only about a 15 foot jump but it’ll get your heart rate going in anticipation.  

But shouldn’t we be seeking out more moments like that regularly?  Isn’t the point of life to have energy, excitement and enthusiasm each day?

Otherwise, in my humble but accurate opinion, what’s the point?  

 

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.  You can also purchase at the gym for 5 dollars off. 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-If you or someone you know is looking to regain or simply begin their fitness journey, you can apply for a spot at this link and Coach Dana will be reaching out to you.  https://hillsborough.newellstrength.com/jumpstart




How to Gain Clarity in Uncertain Times

One month ago, I saw exactly what the root cause of the problem of the Corona Quarantine was going to be for most people.

Am I Nostradamus?  

Nope,  but I do have a deep understanding of the human brain and how it operates.  

Our brain craves clarity.  

It can only move forward with prediction and response, otherwise it goes into threat mode and usually freezes up.

Well, in today’s episode, that’s exactly what I discuss.  

You can take a listen here and while you’re at it, hit the share button and pay it forward:)

 

www.newellstrength.com/single-post/2020/04/21/How-to-Gain-Clarity-in-Uncertain-Times

 

Be unconventional – Kyle

 

1- The Fat Shredder is coming!  Realistically it’ll probably start at some point in the backside of May and run until the 4th of July weekend.  Here’s all you have to do for now: start thinking of your teammates. Each team will have at least a member, non-member and one woman (teams of 3).  It’s gonna be epic and just what we all need at that time:) 

 

2-I am opening the doors to the second Panda Challenge, which will be starting within the next 3 weeks.  The first 12 ‘Panda’s’ are crushing it and dare I say, all 12 are on track to hit their 45-day goals! Yes, I only take 12 because of the high level of Coaching each client receives.  5 of the spots are already taken from people that just missed the cut for the first Panda Challenge. 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/step_1




What About Your Emergency Fund?

Each day this week I will be bringing one of the five areas of growth to get and learn from this situation.  Today’s topic is the emergency fund….

I am by no means a financial expert.  But I do know that all the ones worth their weight in salt will tell you that you need an emergency fund.

And for all those people that never saw the point in having one, now you can see it very clearly. 

An emergency fund is for just that, emergencies!

There are tons of people out of work right now.  If they had 3-6 months socked away, then there would be nothing to stress financially right now. 

Yes, you read that right.  You want to have 3 to 6 months of your average monthly living expenses saved away. 

I know very few people do this because I know how people behave.  So how does this help you right now? 

Well, hopefully it gets you to wake up and begin one right away. 

The next emergency will probably be different than this current situation but rest assured that it is coming.  It might be you getting laid off, it might be your spouse getting laid off, it might just give you the freedom to pursue a dream career, but I do know 100% that you will need it at some point. 

Figure out your monthly expenses and start by putting a few bucks in to build the momentum and then make it a regular part of your weekly credit. 

 

Trust me and thank me later J.

 

Be unconventional – Kyle

 

1- The Fat Shredder is coming!  Realistically it’ll probably start at some point in the backside of May and run until the 4th of July weekend.  Here’s all you have to do for now: start thinking of your teammates. Each team will have at least a member, non-member and one woman (teams of 3).  It’s gonna be epic and just what we all need at that time:) 




Don’t Envy the Transformers

On our last date night a little over a week ago, Devon and I were talking about the brain and how change actually  happens.

(Don’t you feel sorry for her sometimes that she is stuck with my weirdness?)

I was explaining to her the difference between thinking about change and when change actually happens.  Many people think and ponder changing their life for the better for months, years, heck, even decades!

In their mind, change and transformation is this long, drawn out process that must be suffered through.

In reality, real change happens in a split fraction of a second, once you make up your mind to transform.  Will the physical manifestation happen in a split second?  Nope, but all things start in the mind first.

People that have totally transformed their lives have done so by first making up their mind to do so.  So, while you may think about changing, it will remain nothing more than that; a fleeting thought that you have every now and again.

When you finally make up your mind to transform, it’s like a lightning bolt.

You don’t have to envy those that transform into the butterflies of life, you can BE one yourself once you decide to BE.

 

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 have daily inspiration.  In that case, you can check out the Newell Strength Tribe and request to join our private Facebook group here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/NewellStrengthTribe/
  3. Risk-free 30-Day Jumpstart. If you’ve simply seen enough of our members experience incredible results and you’re ready to get started with us, the 30 Day Jumpstart is the perfect fit. You’ll get the full Newell Strength Experience that’s designed to get you on the path to a longer, healthier and happier life, we’re ready to help you! Simply REPLY to devon@newellstrength.com an email with the subject: ‘jumpstart’.



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’.



Clarity is Power

My personal word for the year is clarity.

 

Maybe it’s because it has been burned into my brain that a lack of clarity causes the brain and nervous system to go into a state of threat.

 

But maybe it’s also because I possess self-awareness and I realize that clarity is one of my weaknesses.  And it starts with the self and then that will allow you to provide clarity for those that you lead.

 

Make no mistake about it, you are a leader.  It may be to your family; it may be to friends or it may also be to an organization.  Leadership requires one to be clear.

 

I have found as my leadership role grows in my life that the clearer I am on my direction and immutable laws of the life, the better those that I am leading are able to perform.

 

So why is clarity so important?  Well, Mind Map has taught me that the brain is a pattern recognition machine.  This means that we need prediction then response and repeat.

 

If there is a lack of a pattern or clarity, we retreat into a reactive state.  And my fellow man, there is a HUGE difference between response and reaction.

 

I recently finished a great book about General George Patton called Patton on Leadership.  Lucky for you, I have been writing notes like a mad man about my takeaways from the book which I will now share with you.

 

Some of these directly talk about clarity but most of them don’t. That don’t matter now that you know that clarity is leadership, which by itself is super powerful and will give you a huge advantage over damn near anyone else in life.

 

‘Winning is a habit, so is losing’:  Ah, one of my favorite words, habit.  All transformation is about habit destruction or formation.  We get used to certain patterns in life and then just tend to go on auto pilot.  The reason that winning in life seems so daunting to most men is because they have been stuck in a pattern of losing for so long.  And from some of my other writings you may remember that one of the most powerful forces in human development is momentum.

 

‘A leader has to be ahead of his men’:  Think about your family for a minute.  Are you setting the example for them that you wish for them to BE?  Are you preaching health and fitness yet failing to take care of your own self because your schedule is too busy?  Are you preaching to them to go after their dreams with gusto, yet you are sitting in a cubicle like a caged rat?  Get out in front of those that you lead.  Lead by example.

 

‘A leader is a man who can adapt principles to circumstances’:  Not sure if you caught it above when I mentioned ‘immutable laws’.  These are you guiding principles in your life.  So the first step in being able to adapt your principles is to know your principles.  I’ll give you an example of one of my mine; I am in responsible for everything that happens to me in my life.  Sound crazy?  Maybe, but it also gives me ultimate power over my life.  And when something goes wrong or a mistake happens, I apply the principle which allows me to learn and course correct.

 

‘Truly important decisions, those involving core principles, don’t require much time for thought’:  Again, you can see the importance of having clarity about your core principles in life.  Most people don’t have core principles, or if they do, it’s what they believe they should have as core principles according to society.  Think for yourself!  When you know your immutable laws, you can make lightening quick decisions regarding things like parenting, financials, fun and moral decisions.

 

‘Most leaders become leaders because they are uncommon and they know it’:  Dizzy Dean said ‘If you done it, it ain’t bragging’.  I done it.  By that, I mean that I am a leader.  I actually know this more from a little reverse engineering because I know that I am uncommon and a different breed.  But that’s not because I was given some genetic gift.  I simply chose to access my gift and instill discipline in my life to do the things that need to be done on a daily basis.  I have taught people my time mastery principles, my morning routine, my learning routines and I know that very few of them actually implement those things.  We have the same knowledge and information, yet it’s the consistent action that separates us.  Be uncommon and you will become a leader by default.

 

‘Every man who hears you speak must know what you want.  You can be wrong, but never be doubt when you speak!  Any doubt or fear in your voice and the troops can feel it.  Another thing, never give a command in a seated position (even on the phone)’:  Man, this is powerful.  When dealing with your wife, be a MAN.  Make a decision and go with it, even if it turns out to be wrong.  Doubt crushes forward momentum.  Men are supposed to be decision makers for the household and for the rest of the people they lead.  Followers are allowed to have doubt, but not leaders.  You know how you can make those that follow you have less fear?  By you acting with extreme confidence and having no doubt in your voice.

 

‘As Patton saw it, part of command is an ability to narrow focus, excluding from your field of vision those aspects of reality that would very sensibly create ‘fear’ in an average person.  If this is stupidity, embrace it wholeheartedly’:  This quote is directly related to clarity even though it doesn’t mention the word.  When I was building Newell Strength, I made some crazy decisions when you looked at it from an outsider’s perspective.  I wasn’t doing this out of carelessness. Nope.  I was acting out of absolute clarity on my vision and what I knew Newell Strength could become.  When I resigned from my cushy teaching job, I was told that I was nuts, stupid and short-sighted.  It didn’t matter, but it would have if I didn’t develop the ability to have such a  tightly narrowed focus on my dream.

 

‘Advancement comes from habitually doing more than you are asked to do’:  Be clear on what is expected of you and then do more than that consistently.  There will always be another rung on the ladder to go up for someone that does this.  I can tell you that from my role at Newell Strength.  Those coaches and personnel that have done this have had a steady climb and created the roles of their career dreams.  Those that haven’t, well, they floundered and got fired.

 

‘A genuine career requires a focused commitment of life energy’:  Are you just going through the motions?  Do you have a job that means nothing to you?  And if so, are you willing to chase the career that you want?  If so, you can only do that by focusing your energy like a laser on something that mentally engages you, day in and day out.  And you can only do this by focusing not necessarily on WHAT you are doing, but WHOM you are being.

 

‘A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds-Emerson’:  Remember how I said one of my immutable laws in life was to realize that I am responsible for everything that happens in my life?  Well shame on you if you don’tJ.  That law has allowed me to be able to look in the mirror of life, over and over, and say, ‘Kyle, what you are doing isn’t working, learn from it and try a different way or find a teacher that can teach you a different way’.  Those men that become so married to their ideas of the ways things should be done are the ones that suffer from little minds and probably little you know what’s too.

 

‘Leadership is about balancing timing with available resources.  Opportunities are easily lost by waiting for perfect conditions’.  Perfect conditions rarely if ever exist, but you wouldn’t know that unless you were clear about timing.  You need to know when to strike.  Some of this is intuition and gut feelings but it always comes down to knowing what available resources you have on hand, be it finances or people.

 

This book was awesome and I suggest you read it.  If not, just know that to be a leader and to BE a true man, you must bring clarity to each day.  Clarity to lead yourself first which will then allow you to lead those that are following you to the best of your abilities.

 

Now go get it tattooed on your left pec so you don’t forget it.