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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.

 




The Guideposts on Your Path

  • September 27, 2016
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Jump to the highlights of this show below:

  • Are you plugged in? ([3:30] mark)
  • The story of one of the worlds greatest poker players([4:20] mark)
  • How to live a life of admiration ([7:50] mark)
  • Obsession is your path to TRUE greatness([8:30] mark)
  • ‘TMS Syndrome’ ([9:00] mark)
  • Why your omens will actually help guide you along the correct path[13:00] mark)
  • A Bulgarian weightlifting SECRET ([14:00] mark)
  • Connecting the dots and meeting a legendary copywriter ([15:20] mark)
  • Everything in life happens for a reason ([16:00] mark)
  • What Greatness is NOT([17:30] mark)

In today’s show, Kyle shares his brother’s story of how he became one of the world’s top online poker players and how it relates to following your own passion to greatness.

Inspiration

“The universe is always looking for a port to plug inspiration into” Kyle quotes. If you have your eyes and ears open and your hear is ready for transformation, opportunities will open up in front of you.
Your Unique Gift

How did Reece become one of the worlds top online poker players? He realised he had a gift and chose to follow it, ignoring all the many people that told him he couldn’t do it. He went against the grain and ran the opposite way to the rest of the herd. As a result he lives a life full of happiness and passion.

Obsession

Kyle’s story was a little different to his brother Reece.. “I was the least smart” Kyle says. This actually was a sign to become a little more obsessed and pushed him to work harder. “To be greater at anything in life, you’ve gotta be a little obsessed”.

Omens

The omens are going to be your guide posts. They will let you know if you’re on the right path to greatness. Remember omens will be with you throughout your entire life, you’ve just got to be aware of them.

Connecting The Dots
There’s a reason why everything happens in life. You’ll never realise the reason why they happened until you stop, look back and connect the dots. Kyle refers to it like a mountain climber plotting his course up the face of a cliff. There is no clearly defined path to follow. Kyle also met legendary copywriter John Carlton who wrote the ad for a weightlifting book Kyle bought. Which them became Kyle’s training philosophy for the next 3 years of his life.  




Mapping Your Mind

  • September 20, 2016
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In a rush? Jump to the show highlights here:

  • The Buddha’s guide to finding happiness ([1:20] mark)
  • The power of teaching ([3:40] mark)
  • STRESS (and how you can reduce yours) ([5:50] mark)
  • A practical exercise you can use to reduce stress right now ([9:30] mark)
  • The three reasons that make us feel stressed ([10:30] mark)
  • Creating long lasting transformation ([14:00] mark)
  • A recipe for disaster that you must avoid ([15:20] mark)
  • The TWO key factors that affect your level of perceived ‘threat’ ([15:45] mark)
  • Why judgement is so threatening ([16:30] mark)
  • Information is NEVER the problem. ([17:45] mark)
  • A weird myth about willpower & habit formation ([19:30] mark)
  • The ONE thing most people lack in the world today ([19:50] mark)

In today’s show, Kyle talks about how he fell in love with Mind Mapping and neuroscience. An in- depth episode into the connection between brain and body, habit formation and how to create lasting transformation rather than short term change in your life.

Stress

The brain is hard wired for survival and is constantly scanning for threats in your environment. The body’s nervous system cannot differentiate where your stress is coming from. It sees it all the same. Kyle shares with you the three reasons why we end up in a stressed state and feeling threatened. He also gives you a great practical exercise you can use right now to reduce your own stress.

Mind Mapping

Kyle’s love for the brain and everything neuroscience is broken down in this episode. He gives you a great education in the three levels deep inside the brain and how each one is interconnected and will affect the decisions you make in every situation you face in life.

Transformation VS Change
Creating a lasting transformation is permanent. A change is only temporary. Habit formation takes longer than we think. It actually takes up to 66 days to form a habit that comes second nature and autopilot for a human being. Kyle takes you through the process of both transformation and change and how each of the three parts of the brain handle the situation and what you can do to maximise your chances of creating a lasting transformation.




Don’t Follow the Herd Off the Cliff

  • September 13, 2016

If you’re in a rush, here are today’s show highlights:

  • Everyone’s got the same goal, you just don’t realise it… ([1:00] mark)
  • Your own health trumps everything ([1:50] mark)
  • Are you as unbreakable as Bruce Willis? ([2:10] mark)
  • The worst knee injury ever seen on record ([3:30] mark)
  • Fear of the unknown ([6:40] mark)
  • Lack of clarity leads to… ([8:40] mark)
  • Are you ready when catastrophe strikes? ([15:30] mark)
  • Finding the silver lining amongst the dark skies ([16:10] mark)

In today’s show, Kyle goes into the gory details about his worst knee injury ever, and why it led to some of his greatest breakthroughs.

Happiness

People often have no idea what they want in life and don’t know what it is they’re are truly destined for. Kyle gives his own insights why he believes everyone is after the same goal despite not even realising it.

Health

Above anything else, your own health is the single most important thing. It doesn’t matter what you have materialistically, you don’t truly know how much you value your health….until its gone that is.

Clarity

Kyle’s horrendous knee injury was one of the worst ever seen on record according to his surgeon. He didn’t know if he’d make a full recovery. With next to no information found on the internet about his injury, Kyle shares how the fear of the unknown and not knowing what would happen can lead to loss of clarity. Find out how the lack of clarity actually led to some of Kyle’s biggest carrier breakthroughs.

Are You Prepared?

The knee injury taught Kyle a vital lesson. Catastrophe is almost inevitable to strike in your life, but the real question Kyle asks you is ‘are you going to be ready when it strikes?’. Kyle shows you how he relates a lot of his success back to the weights room. Its exactly how he became a positive magnet in the universe today.