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How To Create Unstoppable Momentum

The most powerful force in nature is momentum.

Think of a massive tidal wave or rogue wave and the destruction it can cause.  Once it builds and gains momentum, there is no stopping it.

Think of an avalanche…

Ok, you get the picture.

So, how can you create unstoppable momentum in life?  Because I got news for you, momentum is showing up and acting in your life right now, and it’s either working for you or against you.

In today’s episode, I discuss how you can create unstoppable momentum.  You can take a listen to the 12 minute episode here: www.newellstrength.com/single-post/2019/07/08/How-to-Create-Unstoppable-Momentum

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’.



Check Out What This Famous Celebrity Said About Us

As a young adolescent, I remember going to middle school dances and listening the famous rap group, Naughty by Nature.

At the time, they were ‘it’.

So, it was pretty awesome and humbling when a friend and client, Eric Kelner, sent me this shoutout from Vin, the lead guy from Naughty by Nature.

You can take a quick listen here:

https://youtu.be/v45bjZNpj9A

It’s amazing to think about how we started and how now we have celebrities that shoot out messages about us.  YOU are a part of that.

Slowly but surely the philosophy of inspiration spreads and you never know who is going to hear about it.

Thanks for helping to build the culture!

Think Differently- Kyle

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’.



Yours Is Bigger Than Mine

Back to the movie I was talking about yesterday….

They have a scene in which the main character gets a brain scan and they find out that his amygdala is very ‘quiet’.

In case you haven’t been exposed to Mind Mapping yet, the amygdala is part of your reptilian brain that is always scanning your environment for threats.

Alex’s amygdala needs an extreme amount of threat to ‘light up’.

Is this nature or nurture?

Probably a bit of both, but I can tell you that I believe I have tamed my amygdala over the years by exposing myself to high risk journeys and practicing meditation.

The more you are exposed to something, the less frightening it is.  And meditation helps you become aware of when you are thinking emotionally and irrationally.

Don’t avoid the edge of your comfort zone, learn how to expand your comfort zone.

If you are always living at capacity, any little thing can make your amygdala sound the alarms.  In this case, it’s not good to have a ‘bigger’ one (more active:)).

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

 

  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’.



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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Rhino’s Don’t Feel Gnats

Rhino’s Don’t Feel Gnats

Have you ever been stopped dead in your tracks by judgment?

I am sure the answer is yes.  The brain is very sensitive to judgment for survival reasons.

Here’s how it works:  your brain perceives slights and judgments.  The animal brain perceives it as you might get ‘kicked out’ of the tribe and your chance for survival goes way down.

(By the way, this is THE reason people in general are so petrified of public speaking).

Whenever you are trying to actually create something in your life, the swamp creatures will come out to attack.  It’s human nature.

And if you worried about everyone that said something mean or nasty about you, you would never ever be able to succeed.

Do you know why Rhino’s don’t feel gnats?  It’s because they have thick skin…

What other people think of you is none of your business.

If you expect that any time you are passing someone on the ladder of life they WILL bark at you, then you can formulate your response ahead of time.

Don’t give them any energy of yours.  Simply move on and realize that if you are trying to please everyone, you will wind up pleasing nobody.

Your self-image is everything.  Believe in what you are doing.

December’s workshop is going to be like nothing you’ve ever experienced.  I was going to do it on the 14th, but I need a little extra time to prepare for this one.  This one will be limited to 7 people max.  Keep an eye later this week for the bullet points of what we will be doing at this ‘Davinci’ workshop.

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Do You Know What the Answer to ‘Overwhelm’ Is?

Do You Know What the Answer to ‘Overwhelm’ Is?

On our Sunday morning hike over in the mountains this week, Devon and I were having a heart to heart conversation.

She was letting me know that she was quite overwhelmed with life right now.

And who could argue with her?  She is a full-time teacher with a very active 14-month old son.

She is pregnant with number 2.

We are going to be moving into our new home within the month.

Life seems to pile on at times.  I am sure you are familiar with the feeling, right?

Well, I asked her, ‘Dev, what’s the answer to overwhelm?’

Being the good student that she is, she said, ‘I know, I know, it’s to be present.  I am thinking too far out into the future.’

While that may be, I was looking for something even simpler.  So  I said, ‘Yes, but the real answer to overwhelm is never more.’

Dax Moy taught me this long ago.  So simple, yet profound.  The brain wants to pile more and more on when it gets caught in the endless momentum of all the ‘to-do’s’ of life.

But the answer is never more stuff.  It’s to take a step back and do one thing and only one thing at a time.

You can’t do 10 things at once, you can try, but I’ll save you the time and tell you it won’t end up pretty.

You have a lot on your plate.  Life happens.  Sometimes what we need is a little R and R.

That won’t happen unless you plan for it though.  Do yourself a favor and write out a time this week when you are going to take 30 minutes for yourself.  30 minutes to just enjoy life and to breathe.

Never more my friend, never more.

P.S-If you are looking for a way to make your Thanksgiving holiday even better, then come out and start the day right by joining us for our annual charity workout.  You can reserve your tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/thanksgiving-morning-workout-at-newell-strength-tickets-29319238632

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Has Anyone Ever Taught You How to Eat and Elephant?

Has Anyone Ever Taught You How to Eat and Elephant?

It’s Sunday morning as I am writing this in my basement office before Mr. Munchie wakes up.

And being that it’s Sunday, I bet you that I can read your mind; you are thinking of everything that has to be done with the upcoming week’s worth of time.

Your mind is racing and you won’t fully be able to enjoy the activities of today because of your wandering mind.

It’s normal, but that doesn’t mean you have to accept it.

An elephant is trained from a young age to be submissive by a small rope or chain that is tied to its leg.

At such a small size, the soon to be ginormous creature can’t break free.  It gives up after a few tries.

But when it’s bigger, it can easily break free.  So why doesn’t it?  Because the thought patterns it has in its brain have been laid down and are set in stone.

Habits of thought are very tough to break.

You may set your goals if you are in the minority.  But  you stop there.  You need to go deeper.  You need to break them down further and further.

After all, you eat an elephant one bite at a time.

Take a deep breath and relax, have some clarity moving forward into the coming week.

We are starting our next round of the famed Ripped Dads contest this coming week.  If are a dad or know of a dad that could use some breaking down of his habits, send the to apply here: http://www.newellstrength.com/men-2/

P.S-There may a spot left at November’s Theater of the Mind workshop that I am putting on in 10 days.  You’ll learn all about ‘elephants’ at it:).  You can check if there is still a spot. http://kylenewell.com/theaterofmind

-Kyle Newell

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Don’t Be an In-Betweener

Don’t Be an In-Betweener

Every Sunday morning is the same for us.

We go for a family hike up in the famous Sourland mountains.

And I am always on my quest to see a bear or a bobcat.  So last week, we went off towards the quarry.

That’s where I’ve been told that a large 600 pound black bear roams.

We didn’t quite make it that far because the Munch wanted to get out of his carrier and play with plants and sticks. So no bear for me, once again.

But on the way back, we encountered 4 adult hikers.

They weren’t just any adult hikers, they were ‘in-betweeners’.

It’s kind of a Seinfeld-like term that Devon came up with.

You see, we keep Dax and Mateena ‘off leash’.  They wear their electric collars.  They are two of the sweetest labs you will ever meet.

So normally people love them or are incredibly scared of them.

However, these four adults were in the middle.  Not scared, yet they showed no emotion when Dax went up to say hi.

Listen, the worst thing you can be in life is average or vanilla.  Pick a side, dammit!

Well, here is your chance not to be an in-betweener.

We are hosting our annual Kickball Charity Tournament on November 6th at 11am (it’s a Sunday).  It’s $10 to play. If you can’t play, you can still come out and hang out.  If you can’t come hang out, you can still donate:).

All the donations are going to Charlie Kroog, a fun loving 2 ½ year old boy.  I used to teach with Charlie’s mom.  If you think you have sh** going on, you don’t.  Not compared to Charlie anyhow.

You can read a short story about Charlie and make a donation here.

-Kyle Newell




I Used to Hate this Feature on Me

I Used to Hate this Feature on Me

Today is actually the national ‘Love Your Body Day’.

I wouldn’t have believed it myself if I weren’t staring at it on the calendar as I write this.

As a kid growing up, I used to hate my nose.

I thought it was too long and oddly shaped.

Mixed with my big lips, I thought I looked like some kind of mutant.

My brain was on high ‘judgement alert’.

I wanted to fit in.  I was going through that awkward adolescent male period of life.

Things didn’t get any better going into high school.

I had such bad acne that I had to go on Accutane, probably one of the most horrific drugs in the past few decades.

I wanted to love my body, but I couldn’t.

Until I found my way to the gym.  I slowly transformed and my confidence grew.

I began to love who I was and I openly started to accept how I looked.

Transforming your body starts from the inside, with environment #1 (right between your ears).

The answer are within.

And in our Fall Sweepstakes Transformation contest, we will be working on the inner game through mind mapping and mindset scorecards.

We are taking 4 lucky son of a guns.  You can apply here: http://vyper.io/c/608

Recharge this weekend, let the mammal brain out to play. –Kyle Newell

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The Time I Almost Killed the Ref

The Time I Almost Killed the Ref

I am typically a very quiet and reserved person.

It’s my nature.

Throughout  my life, people have often taken that to mean I am timid and un-passionate.

But nothing could be further from the truth.

When I was a junior in high school, basketball was my life.

I dedicated every waking moment to fulfilling my ‘hoops dream’.

One weekend, I filled in for my dad’s CYO team and we were playing a team that I fiercely wanted to beat.

And this poor ref was making one call after another against us.

I blew my top so to speak.

I charged him.

Teammates had to hold me back.

I told him I was going to ‘kick his ass’.

Totally out of ‘character’ but at the same time it wasn’t.

I have a blinding passion for those things that I love.

Lucky for you, the main thing that I love is inspiring others and helping those people to find their inner strength.

I have dedicated my life to the study of all aspects of ‘human strength’.

If you’d like to enter the world of growth and inspiration that Newell Strength has to offer, then take a chance and enter our Fall Sweepstakes here: http://vyper.io/contests/update/608/1

And yes, by the way, I did calm down after a few minutes of belly breathing and I apologized to the ref after the game once I was back in my ‘human’ brain.

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