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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 28, 2017

What’s up Inner Strength listeners? Today, I’m excited to be trying something new. I’m actually recording this podcast via Facebook live on the Kyle Newell fan page. The idea is that this will bring a little more interactivity to some of these shows. We’ll still cover very important and helpful topics, but I hope to be able to answer some of your questions live. Then, those live videos will be posted a couple weeks later as the podcasts. We’ll see how it goes … At least I’m taking some action.

And that, in large part, is what I want to talk about today – Leaders take action. And I explain this in a little more detail in this show, but you are a leader, even if you think you aren’t, so accept it. And use these tips to help you become your best self. Afterall that’s why you’re listening, right?

Today’s show highlights:

  • The absolute worst thing you can do when you start feel yourself getting into a depressed state of mind (2:43)
  • Get more done and bridge the anxiety gap through an understanding of how your brain’s thought patterns work (3:20)
  • If you don’t think you’re a leader, you’re wrong. Here’s why ... (4:58)
  • Two very simple but powerful words that affect your mindset about a problem, and which one successful people use to stack outcomes in their favor (5:19)
  • The only times in life when you can 100% count on resistance to  appear, and why it’s actually a great thing! (7:49)
  • What you absolutely must accept and embrace doing if you want to master anything (9:42)
  • Discipline doesn’t take away from your freedom. It gives you more … Here’s why … (10:45)

So much of becoming your best self begins with creating the right mindset. Striving for discipline in your life can seem like continually pricking your own eye with the wrong mindset, but change your thoughts and you’ll change your life.

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Well, now that we’ve covered all that, please share this podcast and leave a review on iTunes. When you do, you help get this show in front of more listeners who can benefit from working to become their best selves. And in today’s world, wouldn’t you love to be around more people who take responsibility like that? Also, be sure to drop into the Kyle Newell fan page to leave questions and check out the weekly live videos: facebook.com/KyleNewellFitnessExpert

Go out and win the day! You’re stronger than you know!

Peace,

  • Kyle Newell

If you have show suggestions or an interesting idea you want me to talk about, please contact me 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!

Nov 21, 2017

I hope you’re paying attention because they’ll probably be a test on this …

What’s up everyone? Kyle, here, and today I want to talk with you about the importance of focused attention as it applies to achieving your fitness goals. And I use the term “goals” sort of loosely, as a big problem I see is people setting goals that really have no meaning. We’re going to dig deeper into that in this episode. You ready?

Today’s show highlights:

  • Why the weight loss, bench press, and body fat fitness goals that most people set mean absolutely nothing, even if they reach those goals … This is how goals should truly be set (1:25)
  • Getting with the program – the importance of having daily and weekly systems to bring concentrated focus to each day, leaving you constantly feeling successful (2:28)
  • Train for something that makes you a little afraid. Here’s why ... (4:38)
  • Think exercise is primarily for your body? Think again. This is the exercise order of operation and how to account for it so you stay mentally engaged (5:39)
  • Don’t believe what the “gurus” tell you. Here’s how long it really takes with focused effort for a habit to take hold (8:37)
  • The most important part of any fitness plan that even experts overlook and leave out of a typical hard-goal plan (9:22)

Today’s show was a bit on the shorter side. I guess you could call it ultra-focused. If there’s one key thing you take away from the show, though, it’s have a good answer for your reason why as it relates to your goals. Go deeper than just “to be this weight,” or “to bench this much.” Tie your goals to something deeper. And if you need help with that, contact me.

Share what you think!

Alright, another show in the gym bag. Please share this podcast and leave a review on iTunes.

See you next time. You’re stronger than you know!

Peace,

  • Kyle Newell

If you have show suggestions or an interesting idea you want me to talk about, please contact me 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!

Nov 14, 2017

How do you like today’s title? Are you curious, wondering, “What the heck is Kyle talking about? I compete with people all the time.”

What’s up everyone? Kyle, here, and you read it right … There really is no such thing as competition … IF you adopt the right mindset. And that’s what we’re going to be talking about today. To be your best, you need to shake a competition mindset and I’ll show you how to do that. I’ll also show you how to take the energy and confidence you’d spend worrying and spin it toward other more productive tasks. Let’s dive in, shall we?

What’s in the show:

  • When people say they’re your competition this is what they’re actually doing and it has very little to do with you … (3:03)
  • You’re stacked! No, I don’t mean you’re layered in bulging muscle (though maybe you are, and if so, congratulations). I mean your unique skills that raise you beyond a competition mindset ... (3:55)
  • Dogs don’t bark at parked cars. If your “competition” is talking you must be moving … (5:50)
  • The emotions that drive a competition mindset and how to recognize them welling inside you … (6:39)
  • The difference in your brain between visualization and reality, and how worrying messes with your mind ... (7:30)
  • If you want to compete with someone, be your own competition … (9:15)

I heard a quote the other day that I thought was pretty cool –and it relates to today’s topic pretty well. The quote said, “The only person you should try to be better than is the one you were yesterday.” Of course that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t try or that you shouldn’t push yourself to succeed. It simply means you should only use comparisons with others as a healthy gauge for where you are versus where you want to be and what you need to do to get there. Remember, comparison is the thief of happiness.

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Just a friendly request to let people know what you think of the show. Even if you hate it, leave a review. It helps us get the show out in front of listeners it could help. And please share this podcast with a friend who could benefit.

Until next time, quit sizing up the non-existent competition and focus on bettering yourself.

You’re stronger than you know!


Peace,

  • Kyle Newell

If you have show suggestions or an interesting idea you want me to talk about, please contact me 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!

Nov 7, 2017

I messed up. I called this the 65th episode of the show because I recorded this one before the special Halloween episode you heard last week, but don’t let this slip distract you. I’ve got something very helpful to share with you today.

The idea for today’s episode came to me while I was running hill sprints in my neighborhood on one of my at-home training days. After running my first sprint, I had the idea that I should time myself. In that short 20-minute workout session, I was able to shave 12 seconds off of my total time. This got me thinking about how important it is to set objective goals.

So today, we’re going to talk about finding that sweet spot when setting objective goals. Let’s dig in …

What’s in the show:

  • A little mindset tip for you - you don’t face resistance when you step down in status … (2:27)
  • Why speed is an equalizer when it comes to dealing with goal anxiety ... (5:35)
  • You cannot improve that which you don’t measure … (7:21)
  • Explaining the anxiety gap and why goals that are too big or too complicated increase anxiety and lead to analysis paralysis … (8:39)
  • You need fear, but you also need these two things to make create goals that will drive you ... (10:39)

I can’t harp on this enough. You might think, “Kyle, what’s the big deal? I’ll just push hard each time and try to make progress.” I’m telling you, if that’s what you want, then you’re destined to remain common. I want to be uncommon … Not normal. And the only way to get better at anything is to measure where you are, where you’ve been and to set objective, attainable goals for where you want to go.

Leave a review!

Alright, that’s gonna do it for today. As always I would greatly appreciate it if you’d share this podcast with a friend who could benefit, and please leave a review of the show on iTunes. This helps us get in front of more listeners looking for ways to become their best selves.

Until next time, keep measuring and keep achieving. You’re stronger than you know!

Peace,

  • Kyle Newell

If you have show suggestions or an interesting idea you want me to talk about, please contact me 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!

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