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Unlocking Your Inner Strength

Unlocking Your Inner Strength is about finding your inner and outer strengths. Learn how you can step into your greatness. This show blends Mind Mapping, philosophy and a lifetime of being a strength coach and bodybuilder.
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Nov 29, 2016

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!

Nov 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.
Nov 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!
Nov 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!

Nov 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!

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