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I Never Thought I’d Say Goal Setting Was Bad…

  • December 6, 2016

In today’s show, the human strength expert Kyle Newell discusses some valuable insights on goals and systems.

Here are the show highlights of I Never Thought I’d Say Goal Setting Was Bad…:

  • Goals vs systems ([2:35])
  • Kyle’s first bodybuilding experience ([4:15])
  • Significance of goals ([6:00])
  • A word on systems ([6:40])
  • Significance of philosophy (7:53)

  • Worst types of goals ([9:44])
  • A word on passion (10:52)

  • Point of living ([13:05])
  • Emotional asset as real liability ([13:59])
  • Recap ([16:17])

Changing Reality with New Viewpoints

Every once in awhile we gain a new perspective that would change the reality that we live in. It may be something that we did not expect as we focused on reaching a specific goal. For this, Kyle discusses some valuable insights on goal setting based Scott Adams’ How to Fail.

Achieving Goals and Losing Purpose

Throughout our successes in life, we find the difference between goals and systems. Everyone is familiar with goals. However, just because we set goals does not mean that we’ve set them correctly.

As Scott Adams shares in his book, we exist in a state of nearly continuous failure that we hope will be temporary. Once we achieve a goal, as Kyle discusses, we celebrate and feel terrific only until we realize that we just lost the thing that gave us purpose and direction.

Setting Your System Right

When Kyle had his first bodybuilding competition in 2004, everything in his life revolved around it. It consumed him. He had his mind set on it everyday.

What nobody told Kyle about, however, was what can happen when the contest is over. He shares that if we fail to set our system right, we can go on depression. From his experience, he learned the significance of process in goal setting and wishes to share the valuable lessons with everyone.

Download and listen to I Never Thought I’d Say Goal Setting Was Bad… to learn about goals and systems. An expert in his field, Kyle wants to help people get better in life. Share this to your friends, family, and loved ones.

If you have any suggestions or other interesting ideas, please contact Kyle at kyle@kylenewell.com or at kyle@newellstrength.com. You can also leave a comment or review on today’s show. We love hearing from you!




Take Off Your Tin Foil Hat

  • November 29, 2016
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In today’s show, the human strength expert Kyle Newell discusses the power of momentum and the significance of seeing things in a unique way.

Here are the show highlights of Take Off Your Tin Foil Hat:

  • The tin foil hat ([1:28])
  • The power of momentum ([3:29])
  • Analogy of stoking the fire ([4:27])
  • Reverse engineering as a thinking pattern ([5:55])
  • Reality math (7:14)

  • Benefits of reverse engineering and reality math ([8:15])
  • Analogy of the sand hill (9:10)

  • Looking at things from different perspectives ([11:04])
  • Thinking in stories ([11:44])
  • Recap ([12:44])

Seeing Things Uniquely

One of Kyle’s favorite movies is Signs directed by M. Night Syamalan. Its story revolves around aliens that come to earth. Towards the end of the movie, you’ll find one of the characters sitting inside a room and has a tin foil hat on to protect his brain from alien mind control.

In life, we tend to take too much and just do what we’re told. We usually fail to go outside the box. For this, Kyle discusses the importance of listening and seeing things in a unique way.

Realizing the Power of Momentum

Kyle discusses the power of momentum. Consider the last time when you went on a vacation. It most likely took you a long while to slow down and unwind–to completely feel at rest after a busy life. Most likely again, the same happened when you returned from that vacation; it took you awhile to get going again.

Even without trying to think about it, you had work momentum getting into vacation. You came back afterwards with vacation momentum. Realize that both are powerful and difficult to break.

Gaining Momentum

Momentum is similar to stoking a fire. Once we get it going, you can throw anything to the fire and it’ll burn. Once it sizzles, the heat momentum goes on.

Similarly in life, the hardest part is dealing with the metabolic engine in our brain. Kyle shares that sometimes we don’t have to know the exact goals we’re after. We just have to gain momentum and just get it going daily.

Download and listen to the entire episode of Take Off Your Tin Foil Hat to learn how you can gain momentum towards success. Kyle has very sincere interests in helping people get better in life. Share this to your friends, family, and loved ones.

If you have any suggestions or other interesting ideas, please contact Kyle at kyle@kylenewell.com or at kyle@newellstrength.com. We’d love to hear from you!




Why You Need Kyrptonite Just Like Superman

  • November 22, 2016

In today’s show, the human strength expert Kyle Newell discusses the importance of weakness, and how it helps us become better individuals.

Here are the show highlights of Why You Need Kryptonite Just Like Superman:
  • The story of Superman ([1:28])
  • Significance of weakness ([2:43])
  • Imagining what it’s like to achieve everything ([4:23])
  • Lessons from Tim ([7:58])
  • A question in always winning ([8:37])
  • Reason behind Mike’s disappearance ([10:30])
  • What pressure does ([11:54])
  • Resistance as the main kryptonite ([12:18])
  • Failure and learning ([14:00])
  • Recap ([14:35])

Why Need Kryptonite

Kryptonite is famously known as Superman’s weakness. It comes in many different forms as discovered in many versions of the myth, and is usually ascribed to Superman’s humanity just like Achilles’ heel. Due to its popularity, it is now universally understood as a term describing man’s fundamental weakness.

As we may or may not know, humans bond in struggle. We need to seek out challenges to discover those that are real. Growth requires us to move outside of our comfort zone.
Becoming Better with Obstacles

As a boy, Kyle always imagined a mythical character he’s up against. He needed obstacles to help him keep getting better. When Kyle entered bodybuilding, he always imagined guys better than him. They kept him going.

Finding Purpose and Inspiring Others

In this episode, Kyle shares an interesting story about Michael, a bodybuilder who won a lot of bodybuilding shows. He turned down his pro cards, and just kept fighting in nationals until he suddenly disappeared for a number of years.

Anything that comes too easy provides no purpose. Struggles make the diamond. The hotter the heat, the harder the steel. In life, we only inspire others by the struggles we overcome.
Download and listen to the entire episode Why You Need Kryptonite Just Like Superman to learn how your weakness can make you a better person.



Would You Rather Have 4 Friends or 200?

  • November 15, 2016

In today’s show, the human strength expert Kyle Newell explores the concepts of depth and volume in certain areas of life.

Here are the show highlights of Would You Rather Have 4 Friends or 200?:

  • Finding a best friend ([1:30])
  • The daily to-do list analogy ([4:40])
  • The jack-of-all-trades but master of none ([6:54])
  • The brain dump strategy ([8:10])
  • A million dollars vs a penny doubled in 31 days ([10:18])
  • Being busy ([11:03])
  • Enthusiasm, willpower, and endurance ([12:10])
  • How to determine the four quarters in your life? ([12:53])
  • Selfish vs selfless brain chemicals ([14:06])
  • Recap ([15:23])
Focusing on the Ultimate

Consider this question: Would you rather have 4 quarters or a hundred pennies? It’s basically the same question we may want to consider in certain areas of life, such as friendship. As a young boy, Kyle was extremely interested in finding a best friend. He always valued in-depth relationships.

When we relate this idea on our facebook friends, we find that we can have a lot of friends in our list but only have very little to say about each. When it comes to having friends, Kyle suggests that it is much better to have few options. For this, we refer to the analogy of the daily to-do list.
Getting Rid of Brain Magnets

When we have a lot of things to do in mind, our brains may encounter certain brain magnets. They are those that distract us from our ultimate goals. One good strategy to get rid of them is the brain dump.

Find a distraction-free zone where you can declutter your mind of brain magnets. Get a notebook or a blank sheet of paper, and spend some 30-50 minutes writing down anything in your mind. Simply follow your stream of consciousness until you get down to what needs to be done first.

Determining the Four Quarters

Look at what gives you energy and avoid what doesn’t. Distractions may come and lead us astray from our ultimate goals when we don’t know our main focus. You may list down your ultimate goals under the four main areas where you can succeed–financial, freedom, fun, and fulfillment–and focus on them.

Download and listen to the entire episode Would You Rather Have 4 Friends or 200? to learn more about the concepts of depth and volume in certain areas of life!



I Only Feel Sympathy For Dogs

  • November 8, 2016

In today’s show, the human strength expert Kyle Newell discusses why he can only feel sympathy for dogs. This is a pretty cool offshoot of mind-mapping where you get to discover how the brain works in order for you to efficiently and effectively use your emotions and time.

Here are the show highlights of I Only Feel Sympathy For Dogs:
  • Two different stories with the same topic ([1:39])
  • How to train the brain to see things? ([3:40])
  • Why act differently with the dog? ([5:11])
  • The human part of the brain vs the mammalian part of the brain ([6:27])
  • The pity party ([6:50])
  • Sympathy defined ([7:30])
  • How to deal with those who refuse optimistic views? ([10:00])
  • An example of empathic super power ([11:50])
  • Which part of the brain do we need to access for a solution? ([15:10])
  • Recap ([18:37])

Achieving Clarity

Kyle felt sorry for himself when he blew out his left knee. Two and a half years later, he blew his other knee and underwent surgery again. This gave him a different perspective in life. Some people may want others to feel sorry for them as well. When we realize what sorrow is, we need to backtrack for some realizations. For this, we have to understand how the brain operates to achieve clarity.

Human vs Mammalian

In one of his therapies, Kyle was asked why he acts so differently with his dog Matina. Well, most people find it difficult to connect with the present or with their actual situation. This is because they fail to access the emotional part of their brain. To understand this concept better, Kyle gives a clear contrast between the human part of the brain and the mammalian part of the brain.

Making Connections Towards Understanding

Kyle has a very unique personality type that exudes with empathy. He naturally shows this during his wife’s current pregnancy. He gets the same empathy symptoms with her, thus, allowing him to connect with his wife and understand her.

Download and listen to the entire episode I Only Feel Sympathy For Dogs to discover how the brain works in order for you to efficiently and effectively use your emotions and time!




Freddy Kreuger, Tool Boy and Nicknames

  • November 1, 2016

In today’s show, the human strength expert Kyle Newell shares the three different categories that molded him into what he is today.

Here are the show highlights of Freddy Krueger, Tool Boy and Nicknames:
  • Three things that Kyle loves ([1:20])
  • Kyle’s definition of success ([4:40])
  • Getting wired into horror movies and horror characters ([5:25])
  • The three things that Kyle hates ([7:00])
  • The drop-in vampire ([8:40])
  • Bureaucratic ps ([10:02])
  • Three very interesting things about Kyle ([12:15])
  • Keeping a bank account for fun money ([14:00])
  • Kyle’s theory about nicknames ([15:49])
  • Recap ([18:30])

Three Things that Kyle Loves

Kyle loves a lot of things in life. Among them are a growth mindset, philosophy, and horror movies and horror characters. Tune in to the podcast to learn about them!

Kyle believes that you can do whatever you put your mind to. He is an avid learner who believes that anyone can improve. He is also fascinated with the meaning of life, and loves horror movies and horror characters unlike many who would shrink at their very existence.

Three Things that Kyle Hates

As much as he loves a growth mindset, philosophy, and horror, Kyle dislikes narcissistic people, the drop-in vampire, and the bureaucratic ps.

Narcissistic people are those with a big ego problem. They are self-indulgent, and have a lot of insecurities. The drop-in vampire, as discussed in one of the previous episodes, is known to be as a huge time waster. And, bureaucratic ps basically don’t get anything done.

Stay tuned to the podcast to find out why and how!

Three Interesting Things about Kyle

There are three main interesting things about Kyle. He has go-to shirts to wear in his super-high focused days. He also keeps a bank account for fun money. And, everybody in his world–including his wife, his dog, and his best friends–have very interesting nicknames.  

Download and listen to the entire episode Freddy Krueger, Tool Boy and Nicknames to know more about the three different categories that molded Kyle Newell into what he is now!




My Number One Strength and My Number One Drug of Choice

  • October 25, 2016

Kyle’s Top Two Book Recommendations

During today’s podcast, Kyle shares with you his two ‘go-to’ books which have been his guiding light to building his own inner strength and stepping into his greatness.
Here are the show highlights:
  • What happens to your brain when you read a digital book as opposed to a hardcopy book ([2:00])
  • How to build your knowledge even if you’ve got no time to read ([2:20])
  • Living fearlessly free: Is it even possible in a world of negativity? Kyle shares his deep rooted thoughts on fear ([3:30])
  • The one book you should read to address & conquer your fears head on ([4:00])
  • Why your body shuts down in the face of fear ([4:50])
  • Why having a ‘Plan B’ won’t do you any favours in living your greatest life and what to do instead ([7:10])
  • The greatest danger a human can face and its inevitable it could happen to you… ([7:40])
  • The ONE thing you must have if you want to achieve anything in life ([9:20])
  • Why you should never listen to anyone in an emotional state ([12:15])
  • How to see the lessons and benefits in even the worst case problems ([13:30])
  • Why you must work on your mind and spirit if you want a truly fulfilled life. ([17:40])
  • The three key factors that success is built upon ([20:00])

50 Cent

One of Kyle’s book recommendations was written by Rap Legend 50 Cent who made his wealth through creating music, movies and books like this one. The book is called ‘The Fiftieth Law’ and its surprising how many people are turned off by this great read. However, inside its covers, Kyle tells you how fear is just an illusion but it’s your brain that perceives it as real.

Safety Nets

Having a safety net or ‘plan B’ underneath you for all the just in case moments in life is one of the biggest reasons many people do not reach their true greatness. Kyle learnt this valuable lesson when he left his teaching career with nothing but an idea, massive amounts of passion and a drive to succeed. Having a Plan B stops you from pushing into true greatness. You’ll never know what you’re truly capable of in life if you constantly live with a safety net under you.

Clarity

If you want to achieve anything at all in life, you must have clarity. Having a clear path to follow is essential. Kyle says that having clarity is like a spider on his web: you’re much more connected to your environment. The problem many people face is that they only look what’s on the surface, searching for short term gains but fail to see the long term benefits.




Top Two Book Recommendations

  • October 18, 2016
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During today’s podcast, Kyle shares with you his two ‘go-to’ books which have been his guiding light to building his own inner strength and stepping into his greatness.

Here are the show highlights:

  • What happens to your brain when you read a digital book as opposed to a hardcopy book ([2:00])
  • How to build your knowledge even if you’ve got no time to read ([2:20])
  • Living fearlessly free: Is it even possible in a world of negativity? Kyle shares his deep rooted thoughts on fear ([3:30])
  • The one book you should read to address & conquer your fears head on ([4:00])
  • Why your body shuts down in the face of fear ([4:50])
  • Why having a ‘Plan B’ won’t do you any favours in living your greatest life and what to do instead ([7:10])
  • The greatest danger a human can face and its inevitable it could happen to you… ([7:40])
  • The ONE thing you must have if you want to achieve anything in life ([9:20])
  • Why you should never listen to anyone in an emotional state ([12:15])
  • How to see the lessons and benefits in even the worst case problems ([13:30])
  • Why you must work on your mind and spirit if you want a truly fulfilled life. ([17:40])
  • The three key factors that success is built upon ([20:00])

50 Cent

One of Kyle’s book recommendations was written by Rap Legend 50 Cent who made his wealth through creating music, movies and books like this one. The book is called ‘The Fiftieth Law’ and its surprising how many people are turned off by this great read. However, inside its covers, Kyle tells you how fear is just an illusion but it’s your brain that perceives it as real.

Safety Nets

Having a safety net or ‘plan B’ underneath you for all the just in case moments in life is one of the biggest reasons many people do not reach their true greatness. Kyle learnt this valuable lesson when he left his teaching career with nothing but an idea, massive amounts of passion and a drive to succeed. Having a Plan B stops you from pushing into true greatness. You’ll never know what you’re truly capable of in life if you constantly live with a safety net under you.

Clarity

If you want to achieve anything at all in life, you must have clarity. Having a clear path to follow is essential. Kyle says that having clarity is like a spider on his web: you’re much more connected to your environment. The problem many people face is that they only look what’s on the surface, searching for short term gains but fail to see the long term benefits.




Kyle Newell’s Rules #1-5

  • October 11, 2016
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In today’s show, Kyle takes you through his rules for life. This is part one of the series and you’re going to hear Kyle’s life rules 1-5.

Show Highlights:
How Discipline will get you everything you desire in life ([1:05])

Why it’s critical you take responsibility for everything in your life ([2:20])

What actually happens when you take control of your time ([3:20])

The reason most people blame everyone else for their own mistakes ([3:50])

Where power actually comes from and it’s NOT from your success ([4:50])

Why it’s vital you must have an urgent deadline on everything you do ([6:30])

The TWO critical elements you need when setting goals, and without them you simply won’t achieve them – no matter the size of the goal ([7:20])

Why good is good enough and how perfectionism is holding you in the chains and shackles of fear ([9:00])

Kyle’s little trick for overcoming your fear of public speaking ([11:35])

The two things that you must invest in that will shape who you are as a human being ([12:45])

The big difference between spending and investing ([14:40])

Why fighting force with force never achieves anything ([15:30])

Discipline
It’s important you take control of your life and have a set of rules. Kyle lives his life using a few key rules which he shares the first five in today’s podcast. Kyle quotes “discipline will get you everything in life”. Discipline doesn’t mean not having fun.

Responsibility
As soon as you start taking full responsibility for everything in your life, you’re going to give yourself more freedom. What most people spend their lives doing is blaming everyone else for their own problems. Kyle’s big ‘aha’ moment was when he took control of every single thing that manifested in his life.

Deadlines
If you find yourself procrastinating and putting off the important tasks that will move you forward in life, then urgency and specificity is what you must learn. Having a deadline to work towards is how you achieve your goals. Without them, there simply is no urgency.

Judgement
Kyle shares his 25% rule and why you shouldn’t be creating to please everyone. The truth is, when you start standing for something, you will get people who dislike you. But those who do like you, won’t just like you, they’ll love you.




How to Slay the Time Vampires

  • October 4, 2016

In today’s show, Kyle shares his wisdom when it comes to time management and how you can manage your own precious time to give you massive amounts of freedom.

Here are the show highlights:

  • How to take full control of your time ([1:20])
  • Why measuring progress is critical and what will happen if you just guess ([2:40])
  • One simple technique Kyle uses to make sure everyday is super focused ([3:10])
  • The consequence of NOT managing your time ([3:45])
  • How to slay resistance when it shows up ([5:30])
  • Kyle ‘Against The Grain’ strategy for creating focus ([10:55])
  • A nifty trick used by Zen Buddhist’s to get stuff done in LESS time ([12:00])
  • Charles Polequin’s technique to increase your focus and produce better results ([12:30])
  • The peak productivity public enemy #1 you need to know ([13:45])
  • Slay your time vampires, chop off their head, stuff an onion in their mouth and then bury them.([17:15])
  • The true meaning of leadership (and its not out working everyone else) [19:45]

Managing Your Time

Time can’t be slowed down or stopped but you can choose how you invest your time. Kyle says “if you control your time, you can control your life”. How you speak about time says a lot about the person you are.

Resistance

When you’re trying to move from a low sphere up to a higher sphere, its inevitable you’re going to face resistance which shows up in many different forms. Kyle reads an extract from the great book written by Steven Pressfield on how resistance will show up and how you can overcome it.

The Clock

Nothing forces focus like intense time pressure. Work will expand to fit the time you give it. Its critical you work in focused blocks of time and give yourself a deadline. If you plan and prepare correctly, its a great way to increase your productivity and stay focused. Kyle talks about a technique Zen Buddhist’s use in order to get stuff done.

The Time Vampires

The truth is most people don’t value their time. 99% of people don’t see how precious their time is, and are only waiting for the weekend to come. People aren’t living a meaningful life. Time vampires are people trying to suck the life out of you. The ‘drop in’s’ and people trying to grab some of your time. Its critical you slay the time vampires and guard you time. You want to cut the head off it, stuff it with an onion and bury it. Don’t let anyone invade your focused time.