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Here’s Why You Need Objective Goals

  • November 7, 2017

I messed up. I called this the 65th episode of the show because I recorded this one before the special Halloween episode you heard last week, but don’t let this slip distract you. I’ve got something very helpful to share with you today.

The idea for today’s episode came to me while I was running hill sprints in my neighborhood on one of my at-home training days. After running my first sprint, I had the idea that I should time myself. In that short 20-minute workout session, I was able to shave 12 seconds off of my total time. This got me thinking about how important it is to set objective goals.

So today, we’re going to talk about finding that sweet spot when setting objective goals. Let’s dig in …

What’s in the show:

  • A little mindset tip for you – you don’t face resistance when you step down in status … ([2:27])
  • Why speed is an equalizer when it comes to dealing with goal anxiety … ([5:35])
  • You cannot improve that which you don’t measure … ([7:21])
  • Explaining the anxiety gap and why goals that are too big or too complicated increase anxiety and lead to analysis paralysis … ([8:39])
  • You need fear, but you also need these two things to make create goals that will drive you … ([10:39])

I can’t harp on this enough. You might think, “Kyle, what’s the big deal? I’ll just push hard each time and try to make progress.” I’m telling you, if that’s what you want, then you’re destined to remain common. I want to be uncommon … Not normal. And the only way to get better at anything is to measure where you are, where you’ve been and to set objective, attainable goals for where you want to go.

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Alright, that’s gonna do it for today. As always I would greatly appreciate it if you’d share this podcast with a friend who could benefit, and please leave a review of the show on iTunes. This helps us get in front of more listeners looking for ways to become their best selves.

Until next time, keep measuring and keep achieving. You’re stronger than you know!

Peace,

  • Kyle Newell

If you have show suggestions or an interesting idea you want me to talk about, please contact me 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!




One Scary Thing and One Powerful Practice for Halloween

  • October 31, 2017

Hedging the line between fall and winter, Halloween is the time of pumpkin carving, apple bobbing and dark superstition. But underneath the celebrations, graveyard stories and supernatural experiences lies some powerful mindset practices.

Today’s show dives deep into the supernatural and gives you one powerful practice to constantly make progress towards your goals.

Here Are The Unnerving Highlights:

  • A life lesson from the nightmare on Elm Street ([2:00])
  • Why your favourite song is your favourite song ([2:40])
  • A true story of halloween horror ([3:30])
  • Action vs patience ([7:40])

The 4 Quadrants

One of the most scary thoughts one could ever experience is reaching an age only to look back in complete regret, knowing that you’d spent your entire life and only scratched the surface of living life to your full potential.

Overcoming this hurdle and making damn sure you live your life with zero regrets is simple – but isn’t sexy. And it all comes down to planning, being patient and taking action.

Enter today’s episode at your own will!

Peace,

  • Kyle Newell

If you have show suggestions or an interesting idea you want me to talk about, please contact me 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!




Discover the Power of Dividing Your Life into Quadrants

  • October 24, 2017

How often does it feel like you are wasting your time doing things you either hate doing or really feel you shouldn’t be doing?

What’s up everyone? Got a great show for you today. You’re about to take the red pill to open your eyes to how you’re plugged into the time-sucking matrix!  

Speaking of matrix, as a bit of background, you might want to do a quick Google search on Stephen Covey’s four quadrant Time Management Matrix …

The tools and exercises we’re going to talk about are some of the most powerful for helping you to truly see how you are spending your time. And this will help you to know what you need to cut out so you can focus your energy on where you really should be spending your time..

What’s on tap:

  • How to use Covey’s quadrants to structure your life so you’re doing the things that bring you energy … ([03:04])
  • Which Quadrant we should be spending 90% of our time in and reasons why we don’t … ([04:01])
  • Time to do a time inventory. How to do it, and why … ([05:57])
  • A “Delegate and Elevate” quadrant exercise to help you hone in on what you should do versus delegate to others (this is extremely powerful when you do it …) ([07:23])
  • Why you should love meetings, but there’s a caveat … ([10:39])

Daily F5 goals …

One other thing you might find useful, as you employ the concepts in this podcast, it’s important to think once more about your goals. When I’m scheduling my weeks, I’m very intentional on setting my F5 goals for each day. F5 stands for: Focus. Fitness. Family. Finance. Fun. These categories work for me, and they might for you as well, but hopefully they’ll serve as a springboard for further thought.

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Alright, that does it for this week. As I mentioned last week, I would greatly appreciate it if you’d share this podcast with a friend who could benefit, and please leave the show a review on iTunes. This helps us get in front of more listeners looking for ways to become their best selves.

Next week, I got something scary brewed up for you, with it being Halloween and all (I love this time of year …). Until then, keep pressing forward. You’re stronger than you know!

Peace,

  • Kyle Newell

If you have show suggestions or an interesting idea you want me to talk about, please contact me 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!




Leadership Principles from the Go-Giver Series

  • October 17, 2017

“Regard your soldiers as your children, and they will follow you into the deepest valleys; look upon them as your own beloved sons, and they will stand by you even unto death.” – Sun Tzu, Art of War

What’s up Inner Strength listeners? Do you like that quote? There is a lot of high-level success coaching that can be gleaned from it. And it’s at the heart of what we’re going to chat about today.

I’ve been thinking through the Go-Giver series of books that I’ve been reading by author Bob Burg, and I wanted to share some thoughts with you because I believe the depth of knowledge from these books will help you to accomplish any goal, and ultimately, that is what this Inner Strength show is all about. So without further adieu, here is what we’re going to unpack today …

Show Highlights:

  • You get what you give. Leaders aren’t simply all about the vision. Leaders need to be the best at giving. Here’s why … ([02:06])
  • If you just want to make the sale, you’re dependent upon the goodwill of the customer. But if you know this leadership principle, you are in the driver’s seat and customers will follow without resistence ([03:51])
  • Money is not a measure of goodness or worthiness. Here’s what it really measures, and why getting more is simple … ([04:52])
  • Great leaders are fascinated and curious. Develop these to grow your impact …  ([5:15])
  • The difference between REACTING and RESPONDING, and which one good leaders always do … ([06:02])
  • Why the leader must keep focused on seeing the big picture, even when those he leads are fearful ([09:01])
  • What influence really is and the secret for unleashing its full potential … ([10:37])

Ok. So this was a bit different than some of the stuff we’ve talked about in the past, but as you’ll see, the knowledge in these books is complementary to everything you’re already doing to become the best version of yourself. This is just another tool in the arsenal. And remember, leading others begins with leading yourself, and all of these points are applicable in that regard.

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After more than a year of shows, we’re getting into a pretty good groove, and I’m hearing from listeners that the show is helping them. I am so happy to hear that.

If you like the show, you’re getting value from it, please leave the show a positive review on iTunes. And be sure to share the show with someone you know who could benefit.

Becoming our best selves and unlocking our own inner strength naturally leads to wanting to help others to do the same. Sharing this with them is a good start.

Alright. That’s all I’ve got for you today. I hope you geek out on this stuff like I do. Until next time, keep pressing on. You’re stronger than you know!

Peace,

  • Kyle Newell

If you have show suggestions or an interesting idea you want me to talk about, please contact me 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!




Fear and Enthusiasm are the Two Greatest Fuels

  • October 10, 2017

You know, I’ve always wondered why people like going to haunted houses intent on being scared around this time of year. I think I’ve got it figured out … PEOPLE LOVE FEAR! It’s true. There’s excitement in being afraid. We are always afraid of something, but as I mentioned in the last episode, that fear can either fuel you or rule you.

I believe the fear that rules and keeps you from moving is simply fear without enthusiasm. That is the other key ingredient for forward motion toward a goal. If you can harness your fear and find enthusiasm and excitement in it, there’s not a thing in this world you can’t accomplish.

Show Highlights:

  • How fear and enthusiasm work hand-in-glove to drive sustainable motivation ([02:26])
  • REMINDER: your mind craves this more than the most addictive drug, and it’s why people cheat … ([04:28])
  • Back to your MindMap – Where fear and enthusiasm lives in the brain and why these sections battle for prominence ([04:50])
  • How understanding the power of these two fuels can make it so will-power doesn’t even come into play … ([12:55])

Give in to your fears …

This is a really heady topic. And it expands upon one of the last points we covered last time. In that episode, I said fear is: (F)alse (E)vidence (A)ppearing (R)eal. And it is, because the thing you fear is always in the future. But while it may be etherial, it can still push us to achieve beyond what we would otherwise if we didn’t experience it, i.e., the fear of death after a heart attack leading to a new enthusiasm for working out …

Find a way to infuse fear into something related to your end goal, and let that fear excite you, driving your enthusiasm for what must be done to achieve your fitness and life goals.

Thanks for listening! I’d appreciate it if you’d leave the show a review on iTunes, and share this with a friend who could benefit from this knowledge.

As always, you’re on the right path in your journey toward unlocking your inner strength, and I’m humbled to be on it with you. You’re stronger than you know!

Peace,

  • Kyle Newell

If you have show suggestions or an interesting idea you want me to talk about, please contact me 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!




History Will Only Remember the Bold

  • October 3, 2017

Try to think of one of history’s greatest cowards. Did you come up with anybody? What about a hero – someone who disregarded their personal safety to take a massive action they believed in their heart to be right. I bet you could name quite a few of them …

The fact is, no one remembers the cowards. We remember the bold, or better yet, it’s the boldness of others that inspires us to remember. So how can you be bold so that history will remember you were here?

Show Highlights:

  • What a study of the mindset of olympic athletes showed that you can use to stack the success deck in your favor … ([03:26])
  • Success in any area really hinges upon three very intricately tied principles (This is what people who read the book “The Secret” get wrong) and understanding these principles will give you a huge advantage over even the smartest people … ([04:32])
  • I’m calling Bravo-Sierra on your claim that you have no time. You’re afraid! Here’s what to do with that fear to make it fuel you instead of rule you … ([09:59])
  • At some point in life you are going to want to inspire someone toward a goal. What will you say when they ask, “Why should I listen to you?” ([12:55])

Create a mission statement for your life

Today, we got into some heavy topics. The thing is, there is no cut and dry, black and white paint-by-numbers path to success. And if there was, it wouldn’t inspire anyone to take it. Only people with a mission that drives them take inspiring, bold action. I know you have it in you to be one of them. But it starts with creating your own life mission statement. So get on that.

Being bold together …

At Newell Strength, our mission is to inspire people to make positive change in their lives. That means we have to be working toward making positive change in our own lives, and we are. But one last thing I wanted to mention, as you write your mission statement and begin taking bold action, remember, you’re never alone. You’re simply bolder earlier on than the person you’ve yet to inspire.

Thanks for listening and be sure to get after it this week. You’re stronger than you know!

Peace,

  • Kyle Newell

If you have show suggestions or an interesting idea you want me to talk about, please contact me 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!




Conspiracy Theories of Fitness and Medicine

  • September 26, 2017

What do JFK, cardio equipment and and breakfast cereals have in common? On the surface, you might think, nothing! But mention any of these and it’s a good way to get my immediate attention. Why? Because I love a good conspiracy theory. And, darn skippy, these are some good ones.

We can chat who really shot JFK later, but for today’s episode I want to dispel some fitness and medical myths, and expose a conspiracy that the government and big pharma don’t want you to know. They want to keep you sick, dumb and fat so you’ll be a good little servant and slave in their thought prison …

If you don’t enjoy today’s show, you’re just not woke, yo!

Show Highlights:

  • Why unless you’re Homer Simpson, you should never trust the labs regular doctors run … ([02:11])
  • The government pharmaceutical complex has turned cholesterol into the monster in the closet. Why you should stop buying that lie right now … ([05:34])
  • It’s revenge of the regulatory nerds! Why poindexter’s inferiority complex is keeping you from being your smartest, strongest self … ([10:16])
  • Who doesn’t love waffles!? But don’t eat them for breakfast. It is NOT the most important meal of the day. Here’s why they tell you it is … ([11:02])
  • Does a fuel efficient engine burn more fuel or less? Why most of today’s cardio workouts are a complete farce simply designed to get you to spend money … ([12:54])

Question everything …

Understanding why the government and the health industry is telling you these lies is going to be the best lesson you can learn in order to take control of your own health and strength. Knowing the truth, but more importantly, what you should be questioning, helps you to make better informed decisions and is going to help you make huge strides toward becoming your strongest, smartest and best self.

That’s all for this week. Next time we’re going to get back to talking mindset. Remember, you’re stronger than you know, even if the government doesn’t want you to be …

Peace,

  • Kyle Newell

If you have show suggestions or an interesting idea you want me to talk about, please contact me 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!




The Life Force 8 Human Desires and 6 Human Needs

  • September 19, 2017

If we worked in the world’s richest bank, and I handed you a key, and this key opened up every door there was in this bank, including the vault, how valuable would that key be? Not one you’d want to lose, am I right?

What’s up Inner Strength friends? This show is sort of like that bank key in that I’m going to give you a key to unlocking any door to understanding human behaviors and desires. Knowing this will help you understand the way your mind works so you can work with your mind and your biology to make impactful change in your life, whether it be in terms of professional accomplishment or overcoming areas of struggle, like we talked about last time.

Buckle in because this is a heady show …

Show Highlights:

  • It takes only 30 minutes a day to become an expert and influence people … ([03:27])
  • You are biologically programmed with eight life force desires. Understanding them is key to changing your life! ([04:34])
  • Secondary desires that are not biological but learned that will help you rank your six human needs …([07:28])
  • How these biological and learned desires, and the human needs help you better understand persuasion … ([08:22])
  • The six human needs and why they are so powerful (Hint: it has to do with making you happy) ([09:24])

An important announcement! Look for my book, coming soon!

You may not have heard yet, but I’m writing a book with Dax Moy, creator of the MindMAP Mastery I’ve been talking about for a few episodes now. Anyway, I wrote him something saying, “Wouldn’t it be cool if we did something together,” and he agreed. So look for something that digs a little bit deeper into this Mindmap stuff from me and Dax in the near future.

Last chance to join the October Mastermind Challenge

No kidding, this is literally your  last chance to commit to making serious strides and accomplishing a BIG 90-day goal. If you want to get coached by me to reach that big goal, join my October Mastermind challenge. Go to unlockingyourinnerstrength.com/mastermind.

I hope you got a lot out of learning these biological and learned desires along with the six human needs. I’ll be back with you next week with more interesting and helpful thought meat. Keep searching! You’re stronger than you know!

Peace,

  • Kyle Newell

If you have show suggestions or an interesting idea you want me to talk about, please contact me 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!




How to Deal with Your 7 Struggles

  • September 12, 2017

Don’t get mad at me for this truth I’m about to hit you with, but as I said last week, you either create or allow everything that happens to you in your life. That means the responsibility for your life is yours and yours alone.

What’s up Inner Strength listener? You know I love you, but today I’m going to hold up a mirror and reflect some things back to you that you may not want to see. The good news is, you’re not alone, and you can learn and grow by making small, consistent changes.

The 7 common struggles Show Highlights:

  • Don’t have time? Try facing your own death … ([03:07])
  • How to create a good mindset and habits to exercise your discipline ([04:54])
  • Motivation isn’t going to get you to your goal. This will … ([06:21])
  • Sometimes you just need somebody to answer to … ([08:34])
  • Create steps for yourself to prevent overwhelm and move forward ([10:20])
  • How to create confidence and focus your energy toward your goals ([11:58])

Why it’s important to know your struggle areas

This may seem like a boring topic but I promise you, if you learn to become more self aware with where you struggle, you’ll be better prepared for addressing those struggles to accomplish more.

Pick one …

Don’t let this full list overwhelm you. Realize you don’t have to tackle all struggles all at once. Have a plan and set yourself up for small wins that will add up to big wins. Pick your biggest struggle right now, and work on that. For example, if you feel like you lack time to work out, make your goal to carve out time in your day. Then, once that’s done, move onto another struggle.

Join the October Mastermind Challenge

This is pretty much your last chance to commit to making serious strides and accomplishing a BIG 90-day goal. If you want to get in, join my October Mastermind challenge. Go to unlockingyourinnerstrength.com/mastermind.

Thanks for tuning in. Week by week you’re getting better, and you’re stronger than you know!

Peace,

  • Kyle Newell

If you have show suggestions or an interesting idea you want me to talk about, please contact me 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!




Here’s How Fat Loss Really Happens

  • September 5, 2017

Are there any tax accountants listening to this episode? If so, do you know if I need to file a form 1099B with the government for the amount of gold I’m about to drop here?

What’s up Inner Strength listeners. Today’s podcast just might be one of the most valuable episodes I’ve done to date, as I’m going to unpack the knowledge of why you’re not losing your gut or your butt, no matter how many stairs you climb or how many combination lifts you string together.

This is a real and extremely frustrating problem for a significant number of people who no matter what diet or exercise they try, just can’t seem to fry off the fat. Well, my friends, if that’s you, I’m about to hand you the keys to free yourself from the fat shackles, and I’m giving it to you free of charge.

Cutting through the misinformation:

You know as well as I do that the market claiming to have the secret to blasting away fat like a sugar-doped boy with a pocketful of quarters pounding the fire button of an the old school Atari game of Space Invaders is seriously oversaturated.

And so many of these weight loss “experts” are saying, “Eat this diet …” “Do this exercise …” “Drink this concoction …” “Stand on this foot when the full moon shines its brightest while chanting a Taylor Swift tune …”

Ok, I made the last one up, but you get my point. There is a ton of crap information out there. And I don’t want my listeners falling victim to it all. So that’s why I’m sharing with you the actual science to how your body burns fat so you can create a plan for fat burning that works for you.

Here’s what you’re going to learn:

  • Why bodybuilders have the absolute worst advice when it comes to losing and keeping off weight ([01:47])
  • What fat actually is and how knowing this can take the pressure off of sticking to some fad diet to lose it ([03:25])
  • Why skinny, ripped gym bros are more likely to die when North Korea launches all of those missiles ([03:39])
  • What a floating stick of butter in a sink full of water can teach you about how your body stores and burns fat ([04:01])
  • If you are on a low carb diet, don’t celebrate that weight loss too much yet. Here’s what you really lost ([04:23])
  • Why this signal your muscles receive give your body no reason to burn body fat ([04:36])
  • The three parts to fat loss: mobilization, transportation and utilization, and how to activate each to turn into a fat-burning furnace ([05:14])
  • Why lack of blood flow to certain areas of your body can lead to stubborn belly fat ([06:14])
  • A huge mistake people make with high-intensity training that is actually keeping them fat ([07:01])
  • Here is how to structure your cardio to really see fat-melting results ([07:48])
  • The time of day when your body’s insulin is at its lowest and why working out during this time can boost your fat lose significantly ([09:12])
  • How the vast majority of people are shutting down their fat-burning engines for the rest of the day by simply eating traditional breakfasts ([09:45])
  • When this hormone is high, you know you’re revved up to burn some stored chub ([10:33])
  • Tell-tale signs your body gives you to let you know you’re about to start burning some serious fat ([10:59])
  • Understanding your body’s “set point” with body weight and body fat and why you shouldn’t push too hard to go below it ([12:32])

And if you’ll recall from previous episodes, two of your biggest fat-blasting weapons are proper sleep and a good mindset. In fact, I tell my clients it’s not so much what you eat as who you are when you eat it.

Combine those two weapons with the gold you learned in this podcast and you’ll be well on your way to maintaining your own “set point” and unlocking the inner strength inside you.

If you liked this episode, and if you listen to this podcast regularly, I’d like you to do something for me. I love sharing my experience and knowledge with you, but would you show me you appreciate it by leaving me a review on iTunes and sharing this episode with a friend? It’s my goal to get this useful information into as many hands of people who need it as possible. You can help. Thank you.

Finally, if you haven’t signed up yet, there’s still time to get into my October Mastermind challenge. If you want to know more, go to unlockingyourinnerstrength.com/mastermind.

That’s it for this week. Until next time, don’t forget, you’re stronger than you know!

Peace,

  • Kyle Newell

If you have show suggestions or an interesting idea you want me to talk about, please contact me 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!