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Listen to Learn

I was really bummed a few weeks ago when Michigan State lost in the Final Four.

That’s my team, being with my family connection, being born there and going to basketball camp out there before my senior year (I actually had an academic scholarship there and wound up turning it down for other reasons for another time).

While at that camp, back in 1998, Coach Izzo would constantly repeat the mantra: Listen to Learn and Learn to Listen.

Listening is a skill, an invaluable one at that.

In today’s episode of Unlocking Your Inner Strength, I discuss listening and also making sure you don’t lead a life of convenience.

You can take a listen here: http://kylenewell.com/podcast/dont-lead-a-life-of-convenience/

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’.



When You Teach, You Learn Twice

6 and half years ago, I resigned from teaching. Those of you that knew me then know how difficult a decision that was.

In fact, it was the most difficult decision that I have ever had to make.

And it was difficult for a multitude of factors, one of which was that I loved teaching, I absolutely loved it!

Once I reframed my situation and realized that I would still be teaching, just to a different audience, then it made the pain sting a little less.

I have no problem saying that I am a world class teacher; but the reason I am confident in saying that is because I am a world class student. I can’t get enough learning in.

One of my methods for learning was teaching what I recently learned, way before I had a full grasp of whatever the said concept or lesson was.

In today’s episode, I discuss the concept of teaching and learning twice. You can take a listen here: http://kylenewell.com/podcast/episode-149-when…-you-learn-twice/

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 (this is your last day to get in on the Fat Shredder 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

3. 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’.




What Can You Learn from Falling Twice in One Morning?

Not too long ago, I went outside to get in my truck for my morning workout followed by a day of highly focused work.

I had a little trouble opening the door because they had iced over, which was my first clue that it was slippery.

The thought crossed my mind that I should watch my footing before I put my bags into the back seat.

No sooner did I close the door than I stepped on one of our railroads ties that lines the driveway and I went flying. Luckily, nothing was injured and it served as a jolt to my nervous system, which was like having coffee mixed with crack.

I did my workout, meditated and went off to my first meeting. When I pulled into that parking lot, I thought, hmmm, that looks slippery. Mind you, it was still only 8AM so the sun didn’t get to do it’s thing yet.

I stepped out of the truck and wham! This time I took and even harder fall right onto the pavement. I was nervous to look at my tongue because I knew I had bitten into it pretty good.

Luckily, it was only a cut and not a severed chunk.

I gathered myself and headed into the meeting with a bloody mouth, not as bad as it could have been.

What’s the lesson here?

I knew in both instances that it looked and felt slippery and had the thought both times, ‘I hope I don’t slip’, which is a weird thought to begin with for me.

Yet, in both cases, I slipped and fell. My brain was telling me to be extra careful and I didn’t heed the advice.

Be aware of your environments, be it the actual physical environment or the people around you. Your brain is hardwired for survival, usually the signals it is sending you are spot on.

Listen to your ‘gut’.

Think differently – Kyle Newell
P.S-We have officially started our HUGE referral contest. If you refer a new member to Newell Strength, your name gets put into the pot, once we reach 50 referrals, we will draw a name and that family will have an all-inclusive paid vacation to Mexico! Pretty awesome, keep it in mind:)

P.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. 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’.




Laugh Later or Laugh Now?

About a week and a half ago, my good friend Jacques Crush-toe was over to help me assemble the new swing set for the boys.

When I got home to meet him, I noticed that my socket wrench kit was in shambles, which meant that someone opened it wrong.

Suzy ratted out the Munch Man, but no biggie.

But of course, the job called for just such tools, so I scooped it up and brought it to the front yard to organize, which is tedious and took about 10 minutes.

So organized, so nice.

Well, as soon as a grabbed the pair I needed and turned to walk over to help Jacques, I heard that all-too familiar sound of the kit being opened the wrong way, once again.

And yup, it was Munchie take two.

Now, in these situations you have two options: to be mad and throw a tantrum or to laugh at the situation.

I learned long ago that if you are going to look back at something and laugh at it then you mind as well laugh at it now.

Life is to short to not laugh every chance you get.

Think differently – Kyle Newell

 

P.S-If you’ve been having that voice in your head that keeps telling you it’s time to try something different in terms of your fitness, then you should check out what our 30-day trial is all about.  This is for you if you want to learn, be held accountable and add some spice to your fitness routine or heck, even just get started on one.  You can find out more about it here: http://www.newellstrength.com/30-day-risk-free-trial/




The Highest Form of Learning is Unlearning

I was always a decent student, not great, but above average.

Unless the subject matter stimulated me, I didn’t see the point.

It was only after I graduated from college that I realized how much of a passion I had for learning.

I swore I would never read another book again when my commencement ceremony was over, my dad can attest to this.

Then as I kept getting deeper and deeper into my passion of strength training, I realized how much more there was to learn.  And I realized that information is not knowledge.

As the years have gone by, I have discarded principles that I thought I would live by the rest of my life.  But as I learned, I discarded.  Back and forth it went.  I kept emptying my cup.

In today’s episode of Unlocking Your Inner Strength, I go over the highest form of learning and believe me, there are some gems in there for you to take and apply if you so choose.  You can listen to the episode here: http://kylenewell.com/inner-strength-podcast/

 

Think differently – Kyle Newell

P.S-If you’ve been having that voice in your head that keeps telling you it’s time to try something different in terms of your fitness, then you should check out what our 30-day trial is all about.  This is for you if you want to learn, be held accountable and add some spice to your fitness routine or heck, even just get started on one.  You can find out more about it here: http://www.newellstrength.com/30-day-risk-free-trial/




Stepping Over $100 Bills to Pick up Nickels

I remember when I first went out to Arizona to learn from the great Charles Poliquin.

It was at my BioSignature level 1 certification that I was exposed to the nitty gritty of nutrients, hormones and blood work.

It became apparent to me that perhaps the reason I wasn’t as lean as I thought I should have been or the reason my testosterone had always tested low was because I was deficient in zinc or magnesium.

Surely that had to be it.

Looking back on it, I was stepping over $100 bills to pick up nickels.  It would have been wiser on my part to look at the big rocks of sleep, eating enough and taking some time off.

In today’s episode of Unlocking Your Inner Strength, I discuss key mistakes that people make in their fat loss efforts in terms of stepping over $100 bills.  You can take a listen here: http://kylenewell.com/inner-strength-podcast/

 

Think differently – Kyle Newell

P.S-If you’ve been having that voice in your head that keeps telling you it’s time to try something different in terms of your fitness, then you should check out what our 30-day trial is all about.  This is for you if you want to learn, be held accountable and add some spice to your fitness routine or heck, even just get started on one.  You can find out more about it here: http://www.newellstrength.com/30-day-risk-free-trial/




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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It’s Not What You Comprehend, It’s What You Retain


It’s Not What You Comprehend, It’s What You Retain

I am going to let you in on a little secret of mine.

But you have to promise not to tell anyone!

Ok, here it is:  when I learn something valuable, I teach it and implement it immediately, like that same day-immediately.

That’s it?

Yup, that’s it.  So many people go to seminars and learn and get all jazzed up but never take the shrink wrap off of their ideas.  They never implement.

Just last week, a friend and mentor of sorts of mine, Roy G Biv, was giving me some nifty pointers and advice.  I made sure I took action that very night on the two things he had taught me.

If I had waited, they would have become just some other cool ideas that never saw the light of day.

Every time I learn a new Mind Map technique or style of writing or exercise, I teach them or put them to use in the very next session.

Teaching is the greatest learning tool we have.  Teaching is how you implement.

Teaching will cement ideas into your nervous system in ways that mere comprehension never can and never will.

Comprehension is what everyone does.  No one retains much these days.  Be different, start retaining the lessons you are learning in life.

In December’s Mind Map workshop, I am going to be teaching YOU some very cool things that you will implement the very same night to understand your brain more and to unleash some hidden powers within that you never knew you had.  You can register for one of the 6 spots here: http://kylenewell.com/december

Think differently – Kyle Newell

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The Lumberjack Who Worked Smarter . . .

The Lumberjack Who Worked Smarter . . .

It’s a lumberyard and there were these lumberjacks that this lumberyard sends out every day to the forest out in Oregon to chop down trees.

It’s early June and all the recruits of college guys came to work for the summer, and you know, they’re all college athletes and most of them were football players and these huge guys because not only are they getting paid, but they were also getting in shape by swinging axe all day.

This was the perfect job.

So, after a few weeks, after the initial thrust were people are kind of getting a little bored, one day the boss called everybody over and he said, “Okay, every once in a while I do this. We’re going to give a bonus of $250 to whoever chops down the most trees today.

So, we’re going to start as we always do at eight o’clock.

Everybody is going to take an hour break for lunch, and then you’re going to hear the bell ring at five o’clock.

Then, we’ll tell you tomorrow who won the prize.

Well, everybody’s geared up because these are all competitive guys, and about twenty of them, all college guys.

There was one guy who was in his sixties.

He’s been working for this company for years and years and years and years. Everybody totally discounted him.

Well, everybody started swinging their axe and falling trees and the energy level was high, but the old guy like every hour, hour and a half, he would just mosey up the way into a shed and come back fifteen minutes later and start chopping again.

So, people said, “What a loser this guy is.”

So, they’re chopping and chopping and then another hour and a half later, they see the old guy go up to the shed and all that. Okay, five o’clock, everybody ends with a big spurt, and everybody thinks they won.

The next morning at eight o’clock, the boss calls everybody around, and he said, “Ralph, come over here.

Here’s your $250.”

Everybody says, “Are you kidding me?

Ralph was the old guy.

How he could win?

He was taking a break.

How could he win?

How could he chop down more trees?”

Somebody said, “Ralph, what were you doing when you’re going up to that shed?”

Ralph said, “I might be old, but I’m smart.

I was doing something that you guys weren’t doing.

Every hour, hour and a half, I was sharpening my axe.

I was sharpening my axe.”

That’s what we’re talking about.

The person who gets the best grades is not the person that works the hardest.

It’s the person who works the smartest, and we’ve spent all these hours trying to convince you of this that don’t just keep swinging the axe, just don’t keep working hard.

Start working smart.

Prep for you week ahead today – Kyle Newell

If you aren’t quite clear on how to work smarter, then perhaps  you should schedule a short mind map with me.  Tire kickers please do not apply:) http://www.newellstrength.com/mindmap

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