Guess what, Inner Strength show listener? Today we’ve got some more MindMap content! We’re going to expand on the last episode’s topic because mindset is so important to achieving your best and healthiest self. It’s not a bunch of new age-y, “your aura’s harshing my chakra” kind of weirdness. This is legit science on how your brain and your body work in tandem. And if you know how your brain works, you can use its power to become your best self.
So there are a few things I want to share with you today. But first, if you are struggling with a body image issue, know you’re not alone. You’re never too sexy to have body image issues. Most people have them at some points in their lives. So cheer up!
Enough with the pep talk and on to business …
Let’s talk about: Definitions. This is so important for everything we’ll cover today, as it’s a foundation for an inner strength strategy (which I’ll expand upon in a future episode). I learned about this when, after coming off a couple of bodybuilding shows, looking as ripped and as good as I felt I’ve ever looked in my life, I blew out my knee playing basketball. At this point, I wasn’t working out for about five weeks and was feeling pretty flabby, but something funny happened … My wife, Devon, told me that I was the most attractive to her that I’ve ever been. Of course, I’ll share with you why she thought that, but it set me on a path of creating definitions.
On that path, adding in the MindMap principles, I learned:
Take it from my experience, you need to pay attention to this stuff if you have a goal in your life you want to achieve.
That’s it for this episode. Later we’ll talk about how to form strategies to deal with things that will distract us from forming the habits that help us reach our goals.
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You’re stronger than you know!
Hello gorgeous! No, not you (though I mean no offense). I was talking to your brain. Your brain is an amazingly beautiful and brilliant thing. It’s absolutely fascinating the more you understand how it works and where in your brain certain responses, feeling and thoughts happen.
I owe my love of the mind to MindMap Mastery coach Dax Moy. He introduced me to mind mapping when I went with my buddy CJ to one of Dax’s two-day conferences. By the end I was hooked, and it’s become the core of my coaching philosophy.
In today’s episode, I’m going to share with you some seriously fascinating tidbits about how your brain has evolved to allow you to become self-actualized, and how three specific parts of your brain work together to control two important parts of your autonomic immune system. This is important because your best and strongest self can only be realized when you are in the proper state of mind - a state that just so happens to regulate the hormones in your body and bring balance. So without further adieu, here’s what you’ll learn today:
There’s a lot for you to digest in here. And which nervous system should you be in while you digest it? Just making sure you were paying attention ...
All right, that’s all I’ve go for you today. Next time we’ll expand this MindMAP concept a bit further where we’ll talk about will power and how understanding how your mind works can make you willpower obsolete.
Keep pressing forward and win your week. You’re stronger than you know!
“Tii-iii-iii-iiime is on my side. Yes it is!”
What’s up Unlocking Your Inner Strength listener? Do you ever feel like time is against you? Do you wonder where time goes even when you are trying to make the most of it to get things done?
When I was still working a full-time teaching gig, I managed to study and get my masters degree, I successfully started Newell Strength, trained and competed in bodybuilding shows, was nominated as “Author of the Year” on one of the top fitness sites in the world, and was published in numerous other places. I don’t say this to make you feel bad, or to brag. I only want to show you what is possible when you know the things we’re going to talk about today.
I’m telling you, time is not your enemy, but you do have enemies that keep you from making the most of your time. Defeating them is easy when you know:
Leveraging your time is the way to gain the slight edge, which is getting a little bit better each day, no matter what. I realized the power of leverage when my Dad wrote me a serious letter. He said, “Kyle, you have accomplished more in a year than most people do in 20. Help me.” That’s when I realized I was onto something unique.
If you apply what we covered in today’s episode, you be well on your way to making big things happen. I look forward to hearing the stories in the coming weeks.
Of course, we’ve got lot’s more great stuff to talk about. Real quick, I wanted to let you know about the opportunity to work closely with me as part of my 90-day Sprint Mastermind. I’m iron clad guaranteeing you, you will accomplish what you select as your outcome for this. But I’m only selecting a few people, so be sure to apply at: unlockingyourinnerstrength.com/mastermind
That’s all I’ve go for you today. Keep pressing forward. You’re stronger than you know!
Gulp … gulp … gulp … ahhh! … Oh hey Inner Strength listener. What’s up? I didn’t see you there. I was just downing a tall glass of water. You should be drinking one, too. Water is extremely important and relevant to the topic we’re going to discuss today, which is how to recover your body after taxing workouts.
This podcast comes as a special request from one of my clients, and I’ll tell you, I have been extremely high on good recovery ever since I experienced the excruciatingly painful consequences of no recovery following the weeks upon weeks of intense work leading up to the 2007 IFBB state championships.
Settle in, and take notes on the knowledge I’m about to drop on you because it will help you get better results -- bigger gains in less time while reducing soreness and protecting against tactile and nervous system injury.
Most people don’t. When I say “hard enough” I mean how much of your nervous system are you activating when you train? If you are training at an intense level then recovery, i.e., proper rest, becomes extremely important. Here’s what you’re gonna need to know:
Sleep is your body’s natural recovery and repair tool. When you sleep, your body regulates hormones and recharges the brain. This is why when I hear so-called gurus talking about their “strug-life”, “sleep when you die” mindset, I have a hearty belly laugh. I’d do it right in their face, too, because I know it’s all a bunch of nonsense. If they are doing this, I can guarantee you it’s not often, and if it is, their productivity and creativity are so impaired, it might even make me sad for them. Don’t buy them day-old donuts. Here’s what you need to know about what happens when you sleep:
Amino acids are the building blocks for rebuilding your muscle tissue. You need lots of good high-quality protein (i.e., amino acids) for recovery, but you’ll also need more. Learn:
Here are a few other things that help cut recovery time, release endorphins and promote nervous system rejuvenation:
Well, friends, this was a full episode. There was a lot of great information you can use right away to help you get the most out of your training. Remember, stress comes in many forms and you can use these tips to deal with stress in all of its forms. Now get out there and get after it! You’re stronger than you know.
More next time!
What’s happening Inner Strength friends? Is anyone else super frustrated by all of these over-emotional social justice warriors all over social media? It’s like you can’t say anything without offending someone. Well, get over it! Because today I’m going to talk about haters (which is just what SJWs are ...) and how their opinion is none of yours. But first ...
Last week I promised you I’d open the show by telling you the story of how I almost caught a fish using the King’s eyeball as bait. Ok, ok … I never almost caught a fish. In fact, when I hooked his eye -- because me reel locked up in my back cast -- I experienced a FREEZE moment (Remember? We talked about your body’s natural physiological responses to stress a couple episodes ago ...). This was the day I learned we have a choice in how we respond to stress. I also learned just how tough the King is, and I’ve never questioned his toughness since.
On to business ...
Haters gotta hate … I learned this the hard way when I ran a Ripped Abs contest last year on Facebook. I’d like to save you from mountains of frustration by sharing with you what I learned from the experience, such as:
You’ve gotta be in the right state of mind to control your thoughts (12:58), and this is a great way to deal with haters.
This was a fun episode for me, and I hope you enjoy it. If you’re doing anything that matters you’re going to get some hate at some point. I hope you use these tips to keep focused and keep growing. You’re stronger than you know.
Be back with you next week!