Energy (15)


Laziness and Energy

I had an epiphany last week. And that epiphany was this:

To create anything, we need to bring energy to the table.  Creating can only happen when energy is present and ramped up.

Think about money for example; money is just a form of energy, an exchange for you providing energy.  Some people’s energy can affect tons of people, while other people’s energy can’t even affect themselves.

When we go into freeze mode, when too much stress piles on, we are entering a depressed state.  Everyone has dealt with depression of some sort at one point or another.  When we are in that frozen state, energy is crap and creating is almost impossible.

So, what’s this got to do with you?

If you want to create better health, you need to bring more energy to the table, not less.

If you want to switch careers, you better up your energy.

If you want to have better relationships, you better up your energy.

Sometimes, you have to be ‘lazy’ in order to cultivate and protect your energy.  When I say lazy, I mean you have to recharge; maybe that’s a little extra sleep, maybe it means doing something fun and so on.

I used to sleep very little because I thought it was a sign of laziness and therefore weakness.  Little did I know that I was robbing my ability to create what I aspired to.

 

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’.




Kicking the Tyre Kicker to the Curb

Just last week, a new client was telling me about how much she loved the culture and community at Newell Strength.

And yes, I agreed, that is one of our top things that separates us from any other place out there.

But it didn’t happen by accident.

We’ve worked hard to repel the tyre kickers and negative nellies.

In one rare instance that a guy faked his way in, we eventually let him walk.

We simply decided that we didn’t want him infecting our culture.  When he came to me with some complaints, I smiled and said, ‘I don’t think you are a good fit for us and to be honest, we kept thinking we could help you but that was a mistake on my part’.

When I say help, I mean to help him become a more compassionate and self-aware person.

He wanted me to beg him to stay, ha, that ain’t wasn’t happening.

It was only a matter of time before the energy of the community at Newell Strength forced him out.

And there have been others that have been told NO from day one, that we wouldn’t be having them join us because of their attitudes.

We are not for everyone and we prefer it that way.

So know that here, you will always be surrounded by a positive, family-like community.

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/

 

  1. 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’.



Why You Lost Weight and Still Weren’t Happy

I can look back 15 years and see a pattern throughout the 15 years about the times I was my most ‘ripped’ and honestly say that during many of those times I was my least happy.

Yup, ‘million dollar body’, 10 cent ‘energy’.

Now, I was able to learn a great deal both intellectually as well as spiritually and emotionally throughout those times.  But physically, I didn’t own my process, I was forcing my body rather than coaxing it.

And, I was starting from a vantage point that if ‘only I looked a certain way’, then I would be happy.  Because my ego lead me to believe that.

The truth is, people are attracted to enthusiastic energy which brings with it a sense of certainty.

The most attractive person in any room is the one that is most certain.

Happiness and energy are intimately tied together.  If you are waiting on happiness, then you are waiting on having great energy.

The key is to BE happy and then take the first step.  Knowing that your path is happiness will instantly raise your energy and then the ‘owning of the process’ will further enhance your energy as will bettering your fitness.

It’s a self feeding cycle.

But one that most people can’t see.

Simply deciding to make your life better (everything starts with a decision), should make you happier.  Decision means freedom of choice, choosing your path to go down.

Connect the dots to self-awareness, we are all here to learn in this one life we’ve been given.

You can lose all the weight you want, but if you weren’t happy all along, you won’t be happy when the scale says you are down.  Which means you will an unhappy, less energetic and moody version of your original self.

Read this again until the first dots are connected.

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’.



Member of the Month for Hillsborough: Johnny Firley

Johnny was February’s member of the month for Hillsborough.

 

He joined us over a year ago and man, does he put in some work!

 

Johnny was used to going to the big box gyms, aka Globo Gym, and as he put it, it got stale.

 

Enthusiasm started to wane and therefore results started to plateau (there’s a lesson for life right there).

 

Anyhow, you can check out what Johnny has to say about his results and experience at Newell Strength right here:

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’.



‘He’s Pathetic’

Two weeks ago, a troll found his way into one of the comments sections for our Ripped Dads ad.

He made some kind of comment about our guy GL being pathetic and having to ‘diet’.  And then some other guys jumped on him and ironically, the troll started accusing them of being trolls.  Ha!

I normally don’t reply back because it’s a complete waste of energy.  This time, however, I simply asked the question: ‘How is this pathetic?  He has lost 75 pounds and counting and feels great?’ Crickets….

Some people will always look to critique and criticize and others will look for inspiration in every situation.

If GL listened to all the negative chatter from others as he began this journey or heck, even the negative chatter in his own head, he would never have gotten started.

See, even trolls can teach us lessons.

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. 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’.



Your Strategic Energy Map

14 or 15 years ago, I remember a conversation I had with an old girlfriend. Actually, it was an observation she made about me.

She said, ‘I don’t understand how you always have so much energy, what’s the secret?’

And she didn’t mean I had obnoxious over the top, cracked-out energy.  She meant she could feel my positive vibes and passion for what I was doing in life.

The secret was that I knew what I was passionate about and I was already checking the box on a lot of energy boosting activities through my dedication to physical fitness.

In today’s episode of Unlocking Your Inner Strength, I give you a strategic energy map that will change your life if you apply it.  You can take a listen here: http://kylenewell.com/inner-strength-podcast/

It’s time for you to start thinking differently – Kyle Newell

P.S-If you want to experience more of life, then you can…

  1. Talk to us on the phone. Want to see if we’re the right fit for you? Want to talk to a someone that cares about your success and can point you in the right direction toward it? We can help.

Just send an email to devon@newellstrength.com with CALL in the subject and she’ll get right back to you.

 

  1. 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. 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!



Can You Feel the Vibrational Energy?

Devon and I are heading down to Florida for our first two-night getaway without the boys.  We will miss them, but we are super excited!

Combine that with the fact that we are going to a good friend’s wedding down there, so the energy all weekend should be off the chains!

We had our annual Thanksgiving Morning Charity workout a few weeks ago and we topped the 100 person mark!  That event has turned into such a great thing and multiple people commented on the energy, they could literally feel it when they walked into the building.

When you are around other people that are in a positive frame of mind (and who isn’t on a national holiday?0, with great music, physical activity and a positive cause, you are going to vibrate at a higher level.  Your vibrational energy is a combination of your physical and spiritual energy.

Remember, all of life is about energy.

Think differently – Kyle Newell

 

P.S-We are having our annual Festivus party on the 15th of December.  It’s a great event, it’s BYOB and Potluck, kids are more than welcome (hopefully we will be able to get the live reindeer again this year).  All donations will be going to Coach Gina and her kids for the holiday season because as you may or may not know, their house burned down a little over a month ago….be grateful for the little things.




Are You Asking the Right Question?

Last year, when I was on a panel speaking to other private gym owners; I was asked what was the one trait that had served me most in my career.

Easy, eternal optimism.

Like anyone else, I have ups and downs and have to constantly work on my mindset, which I why I have studied the brain so much over the years (i.e. Mind Mapping).

Yet, I’ve come to realize that we need a balance of a positive mental attitude and a logical, linear approach.

You get a logical approach to a problem that needs to be solved by asking the right question.

For example, let’s say you are feeling low in energy, a bit too heavy and your joints hurt. If you are like most, you will assume that the problem is that you are low in energy, too heavy and have joints that hurt.

However, you’d be wrong. Those are merely symptoms of the problem. The root problem could be something like trouble in forming discipline, not knowing which habits to work on, and so on.

No matter how good your intentions are, there is nothing worse than running enthusiastically in the wrong direction.

Remember, the thing is not the thing (almost always).

Think differently – Kyle Newell

P.S-whenever you’re ready, here are a few ways to work with us

1. Talk to us on the phone. Want to see if we’re the right fit for you? Want to talk to a someone that cares about your success and can point you in the right direction toward it? We can help.

Just send an email to devon@newellstrength.com with CALL in the subject and she’ll get right back to you.

2. Book a free consultation. We’ll sit with you and talk about your goals, experience with exercise, current nutrition program and any things that may be preventing you from getting in the best shape of your life. From there, you’ll get our expert advice on how to achieve your goals and leave the meeting with a clear plan for success.

Just send an email to devon@newellstrength.com with “Consult” in the subject and we’ll get right back to you.

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!




Laziness and Energy

I had an epiphany last week. And that epiphany was this:

To create anything, we need to bring energy to the table. Creating can only happen when energy is present and ramped up.

Think about money for example; money is just a form of energy, an exchange for you providing energy. Some people’s energy can affect tons of people, while other people’s energy can’t even affect themselves.

When we go into freeze mode, when too much stress piles on, we are entering a depressed state. Everyone has dealt with depression of some sort at one point or another. When we are in that frozen state, energy is crap and creating is almost impossible.

So, what’s this got to do with you?

If you want to create better health, you need to bring more energy to the table, not less.

If you want to switch careers, you better up your energy.

If you want to have better relationships, you better up your energy.

Sometimes, you have to be ‘lazy’ in order to cultivate and protect your energy. When I say lazy, I mean you have to recharge; maybe that’s a little extra sleep, maybe it means doing something fun and so on.

I used to sleep very little because I thought it was a sign of laziness and therefore weakness. Little did I know that I was robbing my ability to create what I aspired to.

Think differently – Kyle Newell

P.S-If you’d like to come in and try Newell Strength for 30 days, we are running a 50% off promo through our emails only. If you go this page and fill out the application (or you can send it off to a friend), you will get to participate in your 30-day trial for only $99. You can go here to apply: https://www.newellstrength.com/30-day-risk-free-trial




Enjoy the Power and Beauty of Your Youth

When I was a young boy, I used to contemplate life and death a lot.

 

Probably more than most people do throughout their entire life.  It had gotten so overwhelming at one point that I would cry every single day after school and before bed.  I could not get my mind around the miniscule time I had here on earth.

 

And that was when I was 9 or so years old.  Every couple of years, I go through a similar phase.  I don’t cry over death anymore but I do cry over the periods of life that are passing me by.  I cry over the happy memories that I have in my life.  Heck, even writing that is making me cry while I am writing this.

 

I am 35-years old.  Life is going by like a bullet train.  Devon was telling me about a presentation she attended yesterday in which the presenter said that a recent study showed that people were only present in the moment 53% of the time.  Funny, I had recently read about the same study online and thought to myself: Phewwwy!

 

First of all, that is an impossible study to undertake.  People will always give the answer that they think is the most appropriate and they will project (like they all do on FB) the perfect life.  Second, I know how much I struggle BEING present and this is something I know and study a lot.

 

All of the major religions had at their core the ability to be able to be in the present moment.  So simple, yet, so hard.

 

If you are within a decade of my age, then this will be relevant to you.

 

It feels like only yesterday that I was in high school, playing basketball.  I remember the last game I ever played in high school in which I was carried by my friends off the court.  I have that photo at my parent’s house somewhere.  A moment that will always be frozen in time in my mind.  I often visualize that scene in the early mornings before visualizing my future.

 

I think back to growing up in my old neighborhood, the one in which my parents still live.  I think about all the stick-ball games we played with that core group of boys.  I think about playing Man-Hunt late into the night.  I think about carving my initials with my best friend at the time into the freshly laid side-walk (which is still there by the way).

 

Those were endless summers and times of innocence.

 

I reminisce about the last summer of baseball I ever played. I was 16-years old.  I didn’t give a hoot about playing high school baseball, but I didn’t want to give up the memories of playing for the township little league and senior league.  I was very aware of playing in the state tournament, trying to make it to regionals and the fact that my ‘little league’ career would soon be a thing of memory.  Yes, I cried when we lost that final game.

 

Man, this is tough to write (a wise man recently told me that if you can’t cry, you can’t truly write).

 

It seems like just last week that I was about to graduate high school and then I did graduate.  But it didn’t matter because I had one last summer to spend with my boys.  We went to watch American Pie, which was timely like you wouldn’t believe.  That represented ‘us’.  I still have a special place in my heart and spirit for that movie because it instantly transports me to that period of my life.

 

Fast forward a few years.  I was now in college.  I hated the first semester.  I was homesick as hell.  But I knew it was just another transition in life and that life was but a series of deaths.  Once one period died off, there was no going back.

 

And like the blink of an eye, I found myself giving my farewell senior speech to my fraternity.  Yup, you guessed it, I cried, uncontrollably.  It went by way to fast and I fell in love with that place.

 

I remember having a pizza date with Leo (my grandfather) that first fall out of college, being incredibly depressed because I couldn’t figure out the purpose of life on earth.  He always gave me his ear to listen to my philosophical questions.  Life continued to move forward.

 

I entered the bodybuilding world.  I think back to how much I learned about my will during that time.  I pushed my body and mind further than I even knew was possible.  It wasn’t the contests that were special to me, it was celebrating with my friends and family.  It was the journey of self-realization.  I went back to the well a few years ago to share the experience with Devon.  Those contests will always hold special memories in my heart.  That was a part of becoming who I AM.

 

I can transport myself to the day that I proposed to Devon on the river bank just a mile from where we now live. I was shaking like a leaf in the wind, so scared of that next phase of my life.  Yup, I cried and could hardly get the words out of my mouth, ‘Will you marry me?’

 

Thank God she said yes!  I remember fighting back the tears at our wedding.  I wanted to cry so badly because I was so happy but I didn’t.  I wanted to cry when I was dancing with my mom because of nostalgia but I didn’t.  I should have.

 

I remember when my brother Shane asked me to speak at his wedding (I guess what he really asked me was to be the best man lol).  I don’t even remember what I said, but I remember FEELING what I said.  It wasn’t a humorous speech; it was one of emotion.  We were no longer boys growing up, we were now men, all of us going our own ways.  Yup, cried uncontrollably again.

 

I teleport myself to when I ruptured both patellar tendons, 2 and half years apart.  Man, that first time around was one of despair.  I had no reference point.  I had no one to ask advice of.  I was down and out and then I fought back.  I allowed myself to feel self-pity for 2 days and then I was onto one of the greatest self-discovery lessons of my life.  With the help of Devon, I overcame the self-doubt of wondering if my leg would ever be normal again.  Then, as noted above, I competed.  Yes, it was to share the moment with Devon, but it was also so signify putting that horrific injury in the past, putting it in the graveyard even though there were many silver linings to it.

 

And then, 2 years later, it happened again, the exact same damn injury, this time with Devon at my basketball game in attendance.  Yes, the physical pain was off the charts but I could deal with that. We turned down away the ambulance at that YMCA on that fall night. I knew what it was.  Devon knew what it was.  I remember making it up to the bedroom that night, stopping off at the hallway bathroom.  I was hoping Devon was out of ear shot because I looked myself in the mirror and yes, I cried again.  I couldn’t go through that again.  It wasn’t fair.  She heard me, she came to my rescue once again.

 

I think back to when I made the decision to leave teaching.  Oh, dear God was that probably the hardest decision of my life.  I had security at a place I loved working with kids I loved.  But life was calling me in a different direction.  I agonized over that decision.  I remember crying on multiple occasions; while writing my letter to the superintendent, while sitting in my principal’s office breaking the news to him that it was time for me to move on.  I remember my last day teaching, the kids coming up to hug me.  I was a bumbling mess.  Life moved on.

 

I often think about how bizarre my first thought was when I picked up our first baby, Mateena, from the breeder.  Yes, I was ecstatic.  But my main thought was:  These next 12 or so years are going to go by way to fast, like the blink of an eye.  She is laying here next to me, 4 years in already.

 

I frequently think about the day that Braxton was born.  I knew I would be emotional but this time I made the decision ahead of time that I wouldn’t hold back like I did at my wedding.  I didn’t plan it, but I did know I would be emotional.  I remember seeing the crown of his head and weeping tears of joy.  The nurse laughed and commented, ‘Kyle is crying.  Daddy is so happy!’  And I was and still AM.

 

Now he is 17 months old.  Time fly’s boy.

 

I remember at the end of that year at our holiday team party for Newell Strength.  I wasn’t expecting anything from the team but then one of them handed me a large frame that was wrapped in wrapping paper.  I didn’t even finish opening it before the tears started.

 

Because I saw the picture on the poster.  It was of the PIT, the gym that I had built in my parent’s basement with the words in caption ‘success is deciding to simply begin’.  It made me FEEL all the times I wanted to give up.  All the times I got so burnt out that I decided my dream wasn’t worth it.  It was too much to bear.  It would have been easier to just find a comfort zone and stay there.  But something wouldn’t let me quit.

 

The point of all this is not to show you how emotional I can be.

 

No, the point is hopefully for you to realize that life is racing by us.  Time waits for no man.  Right now, you have the power and beauty of youth.  If you are in your mid-20’s, you are at the beginning of it.  If you are in your mid-40’s, you are on the back side of it but you still go it.  Life will go on.  You will one day no longer have the energy and physical strength and glowing skin that you now have.

 

Memories are being made, breath by breath.  Stop thinking about tomorrow or next week.  Life is NOW.  The moments of today and right now are ones that you will one day look back upon in favor and reverence and say, ‘I remember when…’.

 

Yes, those moments are right this second.  Live them.  Feel them.  Love them and cherish them.  Experience them and yes, cry about them.  What’s your story going to BE?