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We Were The Only House….

A little more than 2 weeks ago, I was out with Braxton for our Wednesday night date in which we go to gymnastics and then I treat him to Wendy’s, when Devon called me to ask about the power.

It was acting up, everything was going on and off and we had no water since we have a well pump.

Brax and I finished up, and went home to inspect.  I called the power company and they informed me that they would be sending someone out.

They did, but not until 10 PM, at which point Devon and I were both sleeping.  Luckily, I was out on the couch waiting so it didn’t cause too much disturbance with Mateena and Dax.

He said the house had absolutely no power going to it at all and they would be sending another crew.  Sure enough, there was a crew out there digging until 3AM with a small backhoe up in the street.

Crew after crew came the next morning and afternoon until they had the problem fixed.  They were awesome in the way they handled it.

We were the only house on the block without power for about 24 hours.  We had two choices: we could be bitter about it or we could enjoy the story and experience as it unfolded.  We chose the latter.

When you lose something like weight or body fat, you can either be bitter because your inner child is throwing a tantrum or you can enjoy the process.  Which one do you think will get you more lasting results?

You see, you always have a choice and therefore, you always control the outcome.

Think differently- Kyle Newell

P.S-Our next Ripped Dads contest begins on May 16th, so if you are looking to commit 6-weeks to transforming your life or if you are looking for an early Father’s Day gift, then simply shoot Devon an email at devon@newellstrength.com

 

P.P.S-Whenever you’re ready here are 3 more ways we can help you transform your life, lose weight and gain bundles of energy!

 

1- Check out this podcast I did on Resistance (any time you are trying to improve your life, you will face this!)

http://unlockingyourinnerstrength.libsyn.com/uyis001-resistance-is-a-bitch

2-     Perhaps you’d just like to increase your mental game.  In that case, you can check out our Time Mastery Manual (the information in here will create ‘new’ time for you and give you the ultimate freedom in life) http://kylenewell.com/time

 

3.      Find out more about our 30-day, Risk Free Jump Start. If you are ready to shred for the summer and want a simple, no-gimmicks approach.  A program in which you just have to show up, 3 times per week and have all the accountability that you would ever need and then some, simply send and email to devon@newellstrength.com with the subject: ‘30’.




Stressed Spelled Backwards

Four weeks ago, we started our biggest Fat Shredder contest to date.

And everyone is doing great, working hard and enjoying the process.

Yet, some people still haven’t connected the dots to stress, sleep and losing body fat.

Go ahead and spell stressed backwards right now.

Yup, it spells desserts.  And listen, Devon and I have a bigger sweet tooth than anyone.

We enjoy it when the time is right.  But if you find yourself constantly losing the battle at night with binge/stress eating, try working on your sleep.

Sleep remains the most powerful weapon against too much weight and body fat.

Information is rarely, if ever the problem, it’s our habits that get us in trouble.

Think differently- Kyle Newell

P.S-Our next Ripped Dads contest begins on May 16th, so if you are looking to commit 6-weeks to transforming your life or if you are looking for an early Father’s Day gift, then simply shoot Devon an email at devon@newellstrength.com

P.P.S-Whenever you’re ready here are 3 more ways we can help you transform your life, lose weight and gain bundles of energy!

1- Check out this podcast I did on Resistance (any time you are trying to improve your life, you will face this!)

http://unlockingyourinnerstrength.libsyn.com/uyis001-resistance-is-a-bitch

2-     Perhaps you’d just like to increase your mental game.  In that case, you can check out our Time Mastery Manual (the information in here will create ‘new’ time for you and give you the ultimate freedom in life) http://kylenewell.com/time

 

  1. Find out more about our 30-day, Risk Free Jump Start. If you are ready to shred for the summer and want a simple, no-gimmicks approach. A program in which you just have to show up, 3 times per week and have all the accountability that you would ever need and then some, simply send and email to devon@newellstrength.com with the subject: ‘30’.



The Mullet is No More

Roughly two weeks ago, Braxton had told me that he no longer wanted his hair in his face.

Now, those of you that have seen Braxton before know that his hair fits his personality. In fact, he has never had a haircut until now.

Nevertheless, I told him that we would be fixing that for him ASAP. So, on that Friday afternoon, I told Devon that I would be taking him in to see our good friend Chad, for a mullet.

To me, it made perfect sense: it would keep the hair out of his face, kids on the playground would no longer mistake him for a girl and he would keep his ‘personality’ (long, blond curls) in the back. To me it was a no-brainer, this was perfect for functionality!

Well, throughout that entire weekend I continued to remind Devon about the mullet. That Tuesday morning of our appointment came and I took him in. And let me tell you, it was freaking sweet!

I was a proud dad, taking his son for his first haircut and a mullet at that!

Devon didn’t feel quite the same way….

Let’s just say I was in the doghouse for a better part of that week and Brax no longer has a mullet.

Clarity is key in communication. But what happens when the one you are communicating with still isn’t clear on your intent? Most issues arise in life because of a lack of clarity with self and others.

Think differently – Kyle Newell

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And Then This Happened…

We were all set to fly back from our trip to Kentucky.  A 9AM flight meant we were going to be home by lunchtime.

We had to wake the boys up early, out of their slumber since we wanted to get to the airport by about 7.

This meant that they would be raring to go on the plane.  Brax is a good flier but Colt, he is at the age where he won’t sit still and wants to explore everything.

As were waiting to taxi out to the runway, the pilot gets on the speaker and says there is a 2 hour delay since Newark was having some heavy storms.  Devon and I looked at eachother and she said, ‘What does that mean?’  I said it meant we would be sitting here on the plane, trapped for the next two hours and then we would have an hour and a half flight.

Amazingly, they did what they never do, at least in my experience, and they let us off the plane to hang out in the airport.

The boys spent the majority of the time riding and playing on the moving walkway, Tank running on it like a treadmill.  People were getting such a kick out of them.  I couldn’t believe how fast the time went when were called to re-board the plane.

We made the most of it and Tank wound up napping on my lap for the entire flight.

That’s turning lemons into lemonade.

Re-framing is the most powerful skill you’ll ever come across.

Think differently – Kyle Newell

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