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Persuasion Secrets of the Worlds Most Influential Villains

  • January 3, 2017

In today’s show, the human strength expert Kyle Newell discusses some classic insights on living life with a mission.

Here are the show highlights of Persuasion Secrets of the World’s Most Influential Villains:

  • Living life aimlessly ([3:31])
  • Not caring about anybody’s thoughts ([4:53])
  • Villain without a mission ([5:34])
  • A bad day working on a mission ([7:08])
  • Fear of not being liked ([11:10])
  • Mentors ([13:01])
  • Dictating one’s life ([14:21])
  • Ignoring unwarranted advice ([18:05])
  • Be the Joker ([18:50])
  • Recap ([20:17])

Sharing the Secrets

Kyle told some guys about his goals in some of his passions, among which is writing fiction stories. That’s how he learned about Ben Settle’s Persuasion Secrets. The book has some timeless insights that Kyle wishes to share to everyone.

Villain Without a Mission

Many of us live life without a clearly defined purpose. Having no mission, according to Ben, is like living without testicles. It’s a sad reality, which many men and women live by.

As Kyle puts it, a mission is something that transcends self. One does not necessarily have to be caught up in the details immediately. What’s important is knowing one’s mission.

People would know when someone has a clearly defined mission. Charisma and influence can be easily felt.

A Mission to Fulfill

You will not achieve anything significant if you don’t set your mission. It’s not being greedy. You have to do what you need to do first to take care of the people in your life.  

“A villain without mission has no value to those he wishes to subjugate.” -Ben Settle

In essence, those who want to lead need to have a mission. None can be an effective leader by being a wandering generality. A mission flows through one’s spirit, and serves as a guide in achieving one’s goals.

Download and listen to Persuasion Secrets of the World’s Most Influential Villains to discover how you can live a meaningful life. An expert in his field, Kyle wants to help people get better in life. Share this to your friends, family, and loved ones.

Check these awesome resources for today’s episode:

Unlocking Your Inner Strength website

Time Mastery manual

Persuasion Secrets by Ben Settle
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!




About to Blow Up Some Sacred Cows of the Fitness Industry

  • December 27, 2016

In today’s show, the human strength expert Kyle Newell debunks the myths of the fitness industry.

Here are the show highlights of About to Blow Up Some Sacred Cows of the Fitness Industry:

  • Kyle’s fitness experience ([1:31])
  • Myth on cardio ([2:30])
  • Cardio for fat loss ([4:23])
  • Cardio and endurance running ([6:49])
  • Myth on isolating muscles ([8:08])
  • Training for strength and power ([10:03])
  • Myth on diet ([11:32])
  • Taking control of stress ([15:22])
  • Myth on core training ([17:05])
  • Recap ([18:45])

Kyle’s Fitness Experience

Kyle has encountered a lot of myths in actual strength training. He’s been in the fitness industry since he was about 16 years old.

Having spent more than half of his life in the field, Kyle has learned from some of the greatest persons and has studied some of the most obscure concepts. To help others, he has made the lessons easy and well understandable for anyone to apply.

Myth on Cardio

One of the misconstrued exercises in the fitness industry is the cardio workout, which basically refers to anything that stresses the cardiovascular system. What is to be understood is that the muscular system is what drives the cardiovascular system.

Many think of it as a way to become healthy. What most fail to realize, however, is the fact that one can’t go on with it unless he enjoys doing it. As Kyle emphasizes, the brain can only form habits around things that it finds pleasurable.

If you can’t keep up with what you do to be fit, you can end up going back to what you used to be.

Cardio for Fat Loss

Cardio workout cannot help you lose fat. This issue can be traced back to the 70s when treadmills became a famous product for businesses. A lot of bogus ideas were created about it then.

Download and listen to About to Blow Up Some Sacred Cows of the Fitness Industry to know the truth behind the most common myths in the fitness industry. 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!




The Success Formula

  • December 20, 2016
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In today’s show, the human strength expert Kyle Newell discusses the formula for living a successful life.

Here are the show highlights of The Success Formula:

  • Significance of happiness ([3:37])
  • Eating right ([5:04])
  • What exercise does ([6:02])
  • Sleep as a keystone habit ([8:15])
  • Imagining an incredible future ([9:37])
  • Working towards a flexible schedule ([10:40])
  • Doing things you can steadily improve at ([12:34])
  • Helping others ([14:48])
  • Reducing daily decisions ([16:25])
  • Recap ([18:12])

Win One for the Gipper

We each have our own stories of success. In today’s podcast, Kyle shares the inspiring story of Knute Rockne. He is said to be the all time greatest college football coach.

Their team was to play the final game in one season when one night one of their players, George Gipp, lay dying. Coach Rockne asked Gipp if there was something he could do for him.

Gip replied, “Coach, there’s gonna come a time that you’re gonna want to win a game more than anything else in the world. When that time comes, tell the boys to get one for the Gipper.” With that, they won the game.

The Happiness Factor

Happiness has a lot to do with success. As Kyle recalls it, every goal is set to provide self with more happiness. Once you achieve happiness, you’re able to help more people.

Happiness deals more with your destination than your present situation. To discuss this further, Kyle recommends the book How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big by Scott Adams.

Formula for Success

According to Scott Adams, success can be achieved in a number of ways. First is by eating right. How we feel or act may depend on what we eat. Food can affect our body’s hormones and biochemistry.

Similarly, exercise can also make us feel great. Apart from this, there exists 6 more ways to be happy. Tune in to today’s show for more!

Download and listen to The Success Formula to know how you can be happy and successful in life. 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!

Book Recommendations

How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big by Scott Adams

Spark by John Ratey




Lessons from Donald J. Trump

  • December 13, 2016
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In today’s show, the human strength expert Kyle Newell considers the remarkable features that made Donald Trump the new President of the US.

Here are the show highlights of Lessons from Donald J. Trump:

  • First lesson from Trump ([1:35])
  • Celebrity feature ([3:34])
  • Insights from Howard Stern’s movie ([4:30])
  • Trump as potential hero ([6:05])
  • Influence on Trump’s mindset ([7:44])
  • Quotes from MAGA Mindset ([8:40])
  • Every day as a masterpiece ([10:06])
  • Another lesson from Trump ([10:18])
  • Main lesson from Trump ([11:08])
  • Recap ([13:25])

Taking a Stand

Regardless of your political stand, Kyle believes that we can get some valuable lessons from Trump. If we consider Trump closely, the first lesson we can get from him is to stand for something.

Like anyone else, you don’t want to attract people that you can’t get along with. For Kyle, he wants to attract people who wants to get better in life. He wants to attract those who want to achieve their greatest self. And, with this comes the significance of charisma.

Attracting People

Kyle discusses how becoming a celebrity or getting a name for yourself is one of the most powerful ways to position yourself to success. He believes in being the best in one’s choice of industry.

Considering the movie Private Parts, we find that there are two possible reasons why people listen to you–reasons why others would be attracted to you. The first is because people can’t stand having you around; the second is people just love you.

Having a Strong Mindset

Kyle believes that Trump can become one of greatest American heroes in history. For this, he discusses Trump’s similarities with Arnold Schwarzenegger.

While he was still a teenage boy living in Austria, Arnold said he will go to America, become the best bodybuilder, become the best movie star, and enter into politics. No one believed him then. Nonetheless, his strong mindset helped him achieve success.

Download and listen to Lessons from Donald J. Trump to learn about the remarkable features that made Donald Trump the new President of the US. 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!




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!