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Don’t Envy the Transformers

On our last date night a little over a week ago, Devon and I were talking about the brain and how change actually  happens.

(Don’t you feel sorry for her sometimes that she is stuck with my weirdness?)

I was explaining to her the difference between thinking about change and when change actually happens.  Many people think and ponder changing their life for the better for months, years, heck, even decades!

In their mind, change and transformation is this long, drawn out process that must be suffered through.

In reality, real change happens in a split fraction of a second, once you make up your mind to transform.  Will the physical manifestation happen in a split second?  Nope, but all things start in the mind first.

People that have totally transformed their lives have done so by first making up their mind to do so.  So, while you may think about changing, it will remain nothing more than that; a fleeting thought that you have every now and again.

When you finally make up your mind to transform, it’s like a lightning bolt.

You don’t have to envy those that transform into the butterflies of life, you can BE one yourself once you decide to BE.

 

Think differently – Kyle Newell

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 have daily inspiration.  In that case, you can check out the Newell Strength Tribe and request to join our private Facebook group here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/NewellStrengthTribe/
  3. Risk-free 30-Day Jumpstart. If you’ve simply seen enough of our members experience incredible results and you’re ready to get started with us, the 30 Day Jumpstart is the perfect fit. You’ll get the full Newell Strength Experience that’s designed to get you on the path to a longer, healthier and happier life, we’re ready to help you! Simply REPLY to devon@newellstrength.com an email with the subject: ‘jumpstart’.



Member of the Month: Liz Kish

Liz began training with us at Newell Strength over a year ago.

She came from another facility that she had simply outgrown and it has indeed been remarkable to see how she has grown in mind, body and spirit in that time period.

Liz even has her husband, Dennis, training with us now too and they are both a key piece to the community and family of Newell Strength.

Take a quick listen and watch as Liz explains her path at Newell Strength thus far: https://youtu.be/xKB3k_RMoJU

Think differently – Kyle Newell

 

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 have daily inspiration.  In that case, you can check out the Newell Strength Tribe and request to join our private Facebook group here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/NewellStrengthTribe/
  1. Risk-free 30-Day Jumpstart. If you’ve simply seen enough of our members experience incredible results and you’re ready to get started with us, the 30 Day Jumpstart is the perfect fit. You’ll get the full Newell Strength Experience that’s designed to get you on the path to a longer, healthier and happier life, we’re ready to help you! Simply REPLY to devon@newellstrength.com an email with the subject: ‘jumpstart’.



What Can You Learn from Falling Twice in One Morning?

Not too long ago, I went outside to get in my truck for my morning workout followed by a day of highly focused work.

I had a little trouble opening the door because they had iced over, which was my first clue that it was slippery.

The thought crossed my mind that I should watch my footing before I put my bags into the back seat.

No sooner did I close the door than I stepped on one of our railroads ties that lines the driveway and I went flying. Luckily, nothing was injured and it served as a jolt to my nervous system, which was like having coffee mixed with crack.

I did my workout, meditated and went off to my first meeting. When I pulled into that parking lot, I thought, hmmm, that looks slippery. Mind you, it was still only 8AM so the sun didn’t get to do it’s thing yet.

I stepped out of the truck and wham! This time I took and even harder fall right onto the pavement. I was nervous to look at my tongue because I knew I had bitten into it pretty good.

Luckily, it was only a cut and not a severed chunk.

I gathered myself and headed into the meeting with a bloody mouth, not as bad as it could have been.

What’s the lesson here?

I knew in both instances that it looked and felt slippery and had the thought both times, ‘I hope I don’t slip’, which is a weird thought to begin with for me.

Yet, in both cases, I slipped and fell. My brain was telling me to be extra careful and I didn’t heed the advice.

Be aware of your environments, be it the actual physical environment or the people around you. Your brain is hardwired for survival, usually the signals it is sending you are spot on.

Listen to your ‘gut’.

Think differently – Kyle Newell
P.S-We have officially started our HUGE referral contest. If you refer a new member to Newell Strength, your name gets put into the pot, once we reach 50 referrals, we will draw a name and that family will have an all-inclusive paid vacation to Mexico! Pretty awesome, keep it in mind:)

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. Risk-free 30-Day Jumpstart. If you’ve simply seen enough of our members experience incredible results and you’re ready to get started with us, the 30 Day Jumpstart is the perfect fit. You’ll get the full Newell Strength Experience that’s designed to get you on the path to a longer, healthier and happier life, we’re ready to help you! Simply REPLY to devon@newellstrength.com an email with the subject: ‘jumpstart’.




Your Main Problem is That You Think You Shouldn’t Have Any

Your Main Problem is That You Think You Shouldn’t Have Any

 

While eating a nice grass fed, organic cheeseburger the other night, I had a Tony Robbins documentary on in the background.

 

I have long been a HUGE fan of Robbins’ work.  ‘Awaken the Giant Within’ is one of my top 5 all-time books and was THE book that got everything started for me.

 

Devon and I even stayed at his resort in Fiji for our honeymoon 5 years ago.

 

His message is always relevant to the listener IF the student is ready to accept the truth.  And that was once again the case in his documentary when he told the crowd: You wanna know what your main problem is?  Your main problem is that you don’t think you should have any of the problems that you have.

 

Think about that for a second.  The nature of the mind is to not want problems, yet we cannot grow without problems, failure and challenge.

 

The winner’s mind seeks out and embraces problems.  If you avoid problems at all costs, you are living small.

 

Were you put here on this earth to live big or play small?

 

The purpose of life I believe, is growth.  You cannot stay the same.  You are either regressing or growing.

 

The very law of momentum in life means that it’s impossible to stay put.  Yes, you can rest for a few minutes to smell the roses, like the sherpa that is climbing the mountain.  But like the sherpa, you must decide to keep going.

 

The higher up you go, the more important it will be to rest and recharge.

 

Speaking of recharging, Dana is running an awesome special for her FST sessions for the month of December: buy 2 get one free.

 

Get something different this year for your family members.  You can even use that extra session on yourself to recharge.

 

I have tried many different types of recovery and relaxation methods, but this is by far my favorite! You can email her at dana@newellstrength.com

 

Peace – Kyle Newell

 

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The Pitbull Attack on my Birthday

The Pitbull Attack on my Birthday

Two years ago, on my birthday to be exact, we took Dax and Mateen over to the dog park before going to see a movie later on that night.

Devon was 8 months pregnant with Braxton at that point.  We were already at the dog park for about a half hour when I noticed a pit bull acting very strange.

And after talking to the owner, I knew why.  The owner was aloof and didn’t even know the background of this dog that he had rescued one month earlier.

I do hate that pit’s get a bad rap, they are beautiful dogs and usually the ones that you see on the news are part of a cultural problem, not the actual breed.

Anywho, we watched as the pit spearheaded another mut right in the side for no good reason.

That’s when I said to Devon that we should start making our way to the truck.  We had already been there long enough and I didn’t like having this wild card near my pups.

Now, keep in mind, stupidly, I had flip flops on because it was a very hot, late summer day.  Mateena made one more bee line to go mark her territory as we were walking towards the gate.

I turned around and saw the pit running at her. There was also a rot that had just arrived, making his way over to the very same area.

Mateena knows herself as silly as that sounds.  I’d argue that she knows herself better than most people.  She knows that she is a loner and that she doesn’t like being in a crowded area.

And like any dog, she reacts if put in a situation that she doesn’t like.  The pit went up behind her and started sniffing her BE-hind.  Mateena turned and did this little chomp she does to let other dogs know to back off.

As I saw this unfolding, I was already running as fast as I could over to the spot because I knew what was about to happen.  The pit reacted to her chomp and clamped down on her skull.  Thank God I got there in time to kick the pit in the head a few times, dislodging his grip on her.

Stupidly, once again (man this was a dumb day by me all around), I stayed between the pit and Mateena and the rot that was now starting to get worked up.  I didn’t think about what it could have done to me.  I reacted and put my family first.

Luckily, I was very aware of my surroundings that day.

I knew the environment and I could ‘feel’ the energy that was in the air.

You can do the same thing, not with a pit bull of course but in your home, at your job, etc.

Environments are triggers.  The brain is always scanning your environments.  You are either going to be at the mercy of your environments or you are going to master your environments.

People often are stressed out of their minds because of their very mismanagement of their environments.

Well, lucky for you, Dana told me it’d be okay to run a special for her Fascial Stretch Therapy service for the holiday season.  For the month of Decemeber, Dana is offering a buy 2, get 1 free deal.

I am already booking a bunch for myself and Devon.

If you are overly stressed, tight in your lower back and regular old massage isn’t doing the trick, then shoot me an email and I will set you up with Dana.  For inquiring minds, if you aren’t sure what FST is, Dana shows you in a quick video here: https://youtu.be/mSUTCEkl3lM

Be your weirdest self – Kyle Newell

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The Path Is Immediate

The Path Is Immediate

When I was 17 years old, I wanted to be the best strength coach in the world.

I didn’t even really know what that meant because I had no one to set the bar against.

All I knew was that I was consumed with this idea of being the best.  Looking back on it, it was being the best that I could become.

It was reaching my full potential.  Am I there yet?  Nope, not even close.

However, I far surpassed my ‘movies of the mind’ from way back when.

You never really know where you are going to wind up.  Most people never even sniff their best self because they are unwilling to see how far they can actually go in life.

The path, your path, is immediate.  You are on it right now.  You can see the next step or even maybe the next couple of steps.

But the path is going to wind and zig-zag and go up and down.  Most people try to see the end from their current position.

You cannot see the end from where you are right now.  All that projecting does is increase your level of anxiety and makes you feel like a loser.

If you are feeling the great anxiety gap, just know that it is caused by trying to focus on the end of the path (which doesn’t really exist, it just keeps going) rather than your current and next steps.

Success is yours for the taking.  So what if it means you gotta show up and do the work every day.  So what if it means that you didn’t see anything after one day of doing visualization exercises.

The time is going to go by anyway.  You and you alone are in charge of your destiny.  If you don’t think so, it’s because you’ve bought into the lie of ‘out there’.

I will be teaching some really cool stuff that will help you activate regions of the brain that you didn’t even knew existed and fusing that with some serious mental work to make 2017 your best year ever.  This one is going to be a bit different, so there’s only room for 6 people.  You can find more info and sign up here, if you dare to be great in 2017: http://kylenewell.com/december

Be weird – Kyle Newell

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The Real Reason Mind Mapping Almost Didn’t Happen

The Real Reason Mind Mapping Almost Didn’t Happen

A little over two years ago I was sitting at a sandwich shop, talking with a buddy, scheming about why we should leave the seminar we were attending.

It didn’t make sense.

There was no way we could actually use it.

And, there was one really annoying girl in the 10 person class.

But something in my gut told me to stay, so that we did.

That seminar was my first exposure to Mind Mapping with Dax.

I was scared.  I was so into the mind, but this would be one more thing to learn and to try and master.  I didn’t have the time I told myself.

Or was I scared that I would actually become much more powerful in helping people transform their lives and the awesome responsibility was the thing I feared?

I am not quite sure, but I am glad that I over-rode my instinct to flee.  Every time you feel that instinct in a non-violent situation, it is your chance to step outside your comfort zone and grow.

Pay attention to the signs of life, they are everywhere and they come at you multiple times per day.

Grow or shrivel, the choice is yours.

Speaking of growing, here’s a chance for you to master yourself; for a limited time, followers of Newell Strength can get the 25 page time mastery manual and live recording for dirt cheap.  This is powerful if put to use, so if that awesome responsibility scares you, then it’s probably best to pass on it.  http://www.kylenewell.com/time

Stay frosty – Kyle Newell

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Yoda, Einstein and Seinfeld

Yoda, Einstein and Seinfeld

What do these 3 characters have in common?

They all had a life philosophy to live by.

Yes, I know this is the second time this week we are talking about philosophy.

And in case you are behind, on Wednesday I wrote about my training philosophies.

Well, today my good friend, I am going to let you in on some of my life’s philosophies.

You know, as each year goes by, I get more and more confident.  Not arrogant, but SELF-confident.  After some reflection, I realize that is because my life philosophies are really becoming more ingrained and taking ‘root’.

I cannot state the importance of having a list of principals you live by.

I will not list them all here, but I will be covering this in much more detail in an upcoming podcast (you do realize I now have a podcast, right?:)).

Without further ado:

  • My mind must be nurtured each day through learning new things and connection with a higher power.  A weak mind equals a weak life.
  • I get final say of who I let into my life.  If someone drains me, they get banned from my life.  And no, this doesn’t have to be a confrontation.  I just cut off my life’s energy from them leeching off it anymore. I know who’s opinions to value and whose don’t.
  • Time is the most precious thing that I have, I must protect is like my life depends on it, because it does.
  • I cannot reason with emotion.  It’s a losing proposition.  Don’t offer up ‘coaching’ in any relationship in your life if the person doesn’t ask you for it.
  • Nearly any skill can be learned through repetition.  And repetition is what separates the successful from the tire-kickers.  Enthusiasm is easy, endurance is the hard part.

Wo-MAN, that is therapeutic just writing it out once again.  Give it a try.  I could go on forever, but my workout with the Wolverine is calling my name.

Be different.  Get clear on your philosophy.

-Kyle Newell

P.S-Wednesday was the first day of the sale of the new Time Mastery Manual.  25 pages in all.  Only 9 lucky people were selected to hear the live workshop.  You can check out now in honor of Black Friday for pennies on the dollar:  http://kylenewell.com/time

P.P.S-Today is the last day of our Black Friday sales at Newell Strength.  You can get any of our products or services for 15% off.  If you are looking for holiday gifts, look no further.

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You Have Megatons to be Thankful For

You Have Megatons to be Thankful For

I am hoping that you get to read this before this great holiday of traditions and festivities begin.

You can feel the vibration levels of the people around you rising on days like this.

Everyone is in a better mood.

Be present today, BE.

It’s so easy for us to live for a future that doesn’t exist yet or to get caught up in past turmoil and grudges.  But both of those ‘places’ aren’t real.  They are projections of the mind.

Now is a GIFT, that’s why it’s called the present:)

Take some deep breathes today and take some mental pictures of the moments you find yourself being present in the moment.

In life, when we get down and overwhelmed, it is usually because we have become too SELF-focused.  How can you we change that?

You can make a list of all that you are grateful for in life.  And yes my friend, you have MEGAtons to be grateful for.

You have your vision, both literal and spiritual.

You have people that love you.

You have use of your hands and feet.

You have true freedom.

You have a nice bed to sleep in.

You are the WORLD to someone else.

Let’s remember as head into this holiday season that life is precious, to be lived in the moment and be mindful when your mind starts to leave you behind.

Line up that body, your brain and your spirit like 3 lasers ready to shoot through any obstacle that gets in it’s way.

Happy Thanksgiving!

-Kyle Newell

P.S-Yesterday was the first day of the sale of the new Time Mastery Manual.  25 pages in all.  Only 9 lucky people were selected to hear the live workshop.  You can check out now in honor of Black Friday for pennies on the dollar:

P.P.S-Today and tomorrow are the last days of our Black Friday sales at Newell Strength.  You can get any of our products or services for 15% off.  If you are looking for holiday gifts, look no further.24




My Philosophies of Strength Training

My Philosophies of Strength Training

I am always crafting my life’s philosophy.

In fact, one of my principals is that you MUST have a life philosophy of sorts if you are to make an impact on the world.

Well, just as in life, I also have training philosophies.  And if you have been following along for a number of years, you are probably familiar with them.

But just as a refresher and hopefully a breathe of fresh air, here are my 4 strength training philosophies:

  • You must continually apply new stress to the body.  This includes but is not limited to reps, weight, rest times, different organization of your workouts and new types of training.
  • You should train with peripheral heart action (PHA) in mind.  If you aren’t sweating and in ‘oxygen debt’, then you aren’t training as hard as you need to be.  You can do this by full body training, head to toe.  This is 1000 times better than any piece of cardio equipment you can go on.
  • 99% of people should be training movements, not muscles.  The body can push, pull, squat, extend the hips, carry stuff and resist movement (core training).  If you train all the movements, you will 100% hit all of the 600+ muscles in the body.  If you try to isolate on machines and will old-school bodybuilding programs, your body and core will eventually retaliate against you.
  • If at all possible, I believe everyone would be better served by training in the morning.  Yes, training later on is better than not training.  But if you do some simple reality math, you will realize that nearly everyone is in a better mood after working out.  There is real brain science behind this, which I won’t go into here.  If we know this to be true, why not get this mood boosting effect first thing in the morning so it carries over to the rest of the day?

There you have it.  There are more, but those are what came to my mind first.

If one of the goals you have for the new year is to become better at mastering your time, then you are gonna want to check out my new Time Mastery Manual.  In honor of Black Friday, you can get it for more than 50% off here:

It will be mailed to you and you will get the audio link of the live workshop I did on this back in October.

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