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The 9 Natural Laws of Life

A couple of weeks ago, I was back in my motherland of Michigan for a fitness business mastermind.

My good friend Vince runs the group and he always drops some great wisdom and knowledge for us to go and implement.

Well, the reason that it was out in Michigan is because I gave Vince a book by Ari Weinzwig, the owner of the world famous Zingerman’s Deli and long story short, they became good friends.

So, Vince set up our meeting out there so we could have dinner at his place and have him talk to our group privately.

It was quite a thrill!  And in today’s episode of Unlocking Your Inner Strength, I go over the 9 Natural Laws of Life, a twist on an idea I got from hearing Ari speak.  You can listen to the episode here: http://kylenewell.com/inner-strength-podcast/

 

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.




The Greatest Fat Loss Comes From…

As you read this, I am hiking up in the mountains somewhere in New Hampshire.

No, I didn’t write this this morning, I applied some time travel skills to talk to you even while I am holiday.

Anyhow, I am up here enjoying the fresh mountain air, getting a little sweat going with Suzy, the boys and pups.

A side effect would be fat loss.

You see, the greatest fat loss comes from moving the body through space.  And the greatest strength gains come from moving the body through space.  Machines don’t fit this definition.

Fat loss and muscle gain come from affecting the nervous and hormonal systems, both of which are heightened when moving through your environment.

An inverse row beats a machine row any day of the week and a hike beats an elliptical machine ten times out of ten.

Put this knowledge to use, it’ll make you smarter than 99% of the trainers out there.

Think differently – Kyle Newell

 

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  1. 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.

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  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!

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3 Cool Aspects of Your Brain

For as long as I can remember, I’ve always been fascinated with the human brain.

Wherever there is curiosity, there is the seed for accumulated knowledge.

Within my quest, I’ve been fortunate enough to learn from some great teachers about ‘secrets’ of our brain.  Some of this is based in Mind Map and some of it is based in motivational psych.

Nevertheless, I love to share this stuff with you.

In today’s episode, I go over 3 really cool aspects of your brain that you may or may not be aware of.  You can list to the episode here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/unlocking-your-inner-strength/id1138596023?mt=2

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 respond to this email with CALL in the subject and we’ll get right back to you.

  1. 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 respond to this email with “Consult” in the subject and we’ll get right back to you.

  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!

Just respond to this email with “JUMPSTART” in the subject and we’ll get right back to you.




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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Wanna Know How I Went 4 Years Without Getting Sick?

Wanna Know How I Went 4 Years Without Getting Sick?

When I was teaching, I used to get sick all the time.

I was over-extended and run down.

But a funny thing happened as soon as I stopped teaching; I ceased getting sick with things like the common cold or sinus infection.

My streak came to an end last year during a period of high stress (hmmm, I wonder if there is any correlation?).

Now, I am back at my streak.  Although Devon’s bronchitis tried to weasel its way into me this past week, I told it to go find someone else to bother because ‘I don’t have time for that non-sense.’

Yes, I actually talk to my brain like that and often.  And there’s your first clue as to why I don’t get sick anymore.

  • Besides a strong belief in my immunity, I also eat a ton of good, organic, cholesterol-laden foods.
  • And I roll my gut out each morning as part of my morning routine. Why?  Because 80% of your lymphatic fluid and immune system are located in the gut, but there they stay if you don’t do anything to ‘pump’ them to the rest of the body.

And these are two things that we are going to be adding into our clients programs in terms of education and practice.  What other fitness facility would even dare to make such claims?

None that I can think of.  But then again, there are none that I know of that are striving to BE the best in the world.

If you’d like to try some of this wizardry out, then you can inquire about our 3-Week Test Drive this holiday season.  I must warn you, we are highly selective and spots are limited to just 5 for the month of December since it’s our super busy season.  http://www.newellstrength.com/3wtd

Be weird-Kyle Newell

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President Reagan’s Favorite Story . . .

President Reagan’s Favorite Story . . .

There were eight year old twins.

By the time they got to be eight years old, they were driving their parents crazy because one of the twins was down, depressed and negative, and the other one was positive, up and energized all the time.

Well, the parents finally decided to bring them to a child psychologist.

After a few sessions, the psychologist decided to do a little experiment.

So, when they came in, he took the negative boy and brought him downstairs, and in the room was ice cream, cake, candy, video games, rocking horses, everything an eight year old would want.

He said to the eight year old boy, “Why don’t you stay here and play while I meet with your brother?”

The kid walked off, sat in the corner, and sucked on his thumb.

The psychologist went upstairs and got the positive kid.

He brought him down the hall to this huge gymnasium, but there weren’t any basketballs and baskets.

There was just this huge mountain of horse manure that almost went to the ceiling.

He said, “Son, why don’t you stay here and play for half an hour while I meet with your brother?”

Almost instantly, the positive kid starting running up the mountain, rolling down the mountain, and within a few minutes, he was a total mess.

A half an hour later, the psychologist went down to see the negative boy.

He was still sitting in the corner sucking on his thumb.

They psychologist said, “Why don’t you have some ice cream, candy or cake?” “I might get sick.” “Why don’t you get up on the rocking horse?” “I might fall down and get hurt.” “Why don’t you play with the video games?” “I don’t know how.” “Well, why don’t you follow me? You might learn something.”

So, he went back upstairs to the gym, and the positive brother was still running up the mountain, rolling down.

The manure was in his hair, down his shirt.

It was a total mess.

When he saw the psychologist, he came running over all excited.

The psychologist said, “What in the world are you doing?”

The positive kid said, “Well, I figured with all this horse manure, there must be a pony somewhere.”

You see, it’s all about perspective.

Happiness is so simple and is really the purpose of all that we aim for in life.

It’s Sunday and that means I wrote you an article.  I know this one will have a big impact on you.

If you like it, please share it with a friend:) www.newellstrength.com/happy

Peace-Kyle Newell

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Will and Skill(s)

Will and Skill(s)

As I am sitting here in my basement office, beginning this piece, I am now a 35-year old man.

Far too old to even attempt to enter the Navy, which would be the first step to becoming a Navy SEAL.

Nor would I even attempt it at this stage of my life.  Devon and Braxton depend on me, but I have often fantasized what would have happened if I was a young, single guy and I had the wisdom of life that I have now, compared to when I was 20.

In my fantasy world, I think I could have made ‘it’.  I wouldn’t be worried about the physical tests, but I was always highly intrigued by knowing whether or not I could have made it mentally.

The SEALS are known for their mental and physical toughness.  I have read many SEAL books and have even employed some of their methods into some of the ‘mental toughness’ portions of workouts at Newell Strength and in my own training as well.

But enough of my fantasy world.  Why I am talking about SEALs in this article?

Well, I’ll tell ya why…

SEALs to me are associated with a certain mindset.  And this article my friend, is about the biggest mindset myth and a new way to achieve success.

In my humble opinion, the biggest mistake that people make in terms of trying to create a habit (your entire life is nothing but a bunch of habits: what you eat, how you work, whom you hang out with) is they rely on will-power.

Somewhere along the way, it was taught to us that will-power was the key to success.  And while a little bit of it is great, too much will lead you right back to your starting point or perhaps even a lesser starting point from which you began.

The human brain (PFC) runs on will power.  And that part of your brain runs on glucose.  Once the glucose is ‘burned up’, you will go into a mental fog so to speak.

You have to let that area of your brain replenish before tapping back into it.  Yes, you can try and push through it, but if you ever have in the past you will know that it feels like moving through quicksand.

And that is because you enter into a ‘tension zone’ and tension is pretty much like sand paper for creative thought.

What this also means though is that our supply of will power is finite.  BUT, most people never use their will power at all.

They go through life like a robot, happy to be mediocre.  They do what they are told and their entire life is one big comfy routine.  They never try to get out of their comfort zone.

Being that most people never use their own will-power, you can and should use other people’s will power.  How can you do this?

Simple, whatever it is that you are trying to do, whatever you are trying to achieve, tell them about it and tell them often.  They are going to ask you about how your quest is coming along, and they will do this constantly if you tell enough people.

I’d say that nearly 100% of people that have lost significant amounts of weight and have kept it off have used this little trick.  People start to cheer them on and every time they see them, they will ask, ‘How much more have you lost?’

I use weight as an example because the physical visual is very easy to comprehend.  Now, if they used will power and didn’t tell anyone about their journey, you could be sure that they would have failed.

The brain doesn’t form habit around will-power based activities.  The brain can only form habit around things it finds easy and pleasurable to do. So yes, you will need a little will power but that also means that you will have to rob it from other areas of your life.

Trying to become a best-selling author and lose 50 pounds at the same time?  Good luck, unless you are writing a best-selling book about your journey in real time (which would actually be pretty smart now that I think about it).

Ok, so now that you have some understanding of the biggest myth of the mind; the myth of pushing through everything you don’t enjoy doing and hoping that success finds you on the other side of that rainbow, let’s move onto my new views on goals and goal setting.

I was recently exposed to an outside the box thought, one of the first that I have heard in quite some time and by that, I mean an idea that I have never heard anywhere else.

In the book, ‘How to Fail at Almost Anything and Still Win Big’ by Scott Adams (this will be this month’s book of the month), he talks about goals and they are the wrong way to go.

Goals leave us in an almost perpetual state of feeling like a failure, IF you set them like most people set them or if you even set goals at all.

We are never quite there when it comes to goals, so that will leave a feeling of: still haven’t made it or, man, I still have a long way to go’.  Who wants to have our numero uno environment, your brain, having thoughts of failure constantly?

I sure don’t.  But what’s the solution? It’s to have systems that you can work every single day.  A system is binary, it’s did you do it today, or didn’t you?  Systems are habits and now you can see why I am so intrigued by this idea.

Systems will move you towards anything you want to achieve and they will leave you each day feeling like a positive success.

This may take some thought on your part, so to help you along, here are some of my systems that I need to employ every day:

  • Wake up by [4:30] AM at the latest every day
  • Workout in the morning or get some kind of sweat on every single day
  • Perform my ‘brain’ exercises immediately after taking the dogs for their walk, first thing in the morning
  • Setting my schedule for tomorrow, the night before. And doing a recap of the current day.

I have more, and I won’t explain why I do each of these just now because this is quite lengthy and I want to make sure you get through this before that brain sugar burns off.

I do know though that if I do these systems every day, I will move closer and closer to what I want to achieve in life.  Notice too that there are no specific goals because a specific goal would be just that, a goal.  These are general systems, although specific to me, that will and have been working magic in my life.

Enjoy your newfound brain knowledge and as always, be sure to put it to use.  Otherwise, you just wasted 10 minutes reading this. Peace.




The Guy that Had Two Livers

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The Guy that Had Two Livers

Stop.

Before you go looking up whether or not humans have two livers, let me save you the time.  We don’t.

We have two kidneys.

But just one liver.

Recently, a ‘big shot’ personal trainer was telling me about how one of his clients had to get a liver removed.

And how the client’s brother donated one of his livers to the cause.

A great and noble thing indeed.  But you don’t have two livers.

This personal trainer, much like the infamous Tool Boy would do, was spouting out about liver health and nutrition, yada yada yada.

No, this was not a slip of the tongue.  He kept repeating it over and over.

Unfortunately, this is how most personal trainers are.

They try to teach and educate about things they have no clue about.

They try things on clients that they themselves have never done.  (But it sure did look cool in the magazines).

Personal trainers are a flighty bunch.

Coaches on the other hand are much harder to find.

A true coach will inspire, teach through stories and BE a mirror into the client.

A true coach knows that very often, it’s not a lack of information that is the problem.

It’s a lack of inspiration.  It’s a poor ‘brain set’, but it’s not a lack of information.  If it were, Google would be able to solve everything.

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Avoid These 5 Mental Barriers to Success

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Avoid These 5 Mental Barriers to Success

Last Friday we had a team meeting at Newell Strength.

But I decided to change it up a bit.

Meetings in general are usually a huge waste of time.

So I asked myself, ‘What can I do to stimulate the brains of the team members while providing them with value’?

I knew from conversations with some of the team that they were feeling ‘stuck’.

Armed with that knowledge, I decided to have a ‘creativity’ meeting which of course was 33 minutes and 33 seconds long (If you are going to have a meeting, make it super efficient).

I am not going to go into details of what was done, but let’s just say it was super effective.

What I will tell you though is this…

Avoid the following 5 things if success is your mission:

  • Routine thinking.  Don’t get stuck in the same pattern of thought.
  • A lack of novelty for the brain.
  • An idle body.  An idle body will make the brain turn to mush.
  • A ‘follow the herd’ mentality.
  • Time Vampires.

I don’t have enough space here to tell you how to do these things, but it’s something I’ll be covering in an upcoming podcast as well as at November’s Theater of the Mind workshop: http://kylenewell.com/theaterofmind

P.S-If you’d like to play in our upcoming charity kickball tournament or donate to the cause, then you can read about the journey of Little Charlie Kroog here: http://www.newellstrength.com/charliekroog

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