Be Relentless Podcast Monday Quick Hit 33 – The Bleeding Effect

Most of you know I’ve been on a fitness revamp of my own over the past weeks. I’ve talked about it on a few forms of media, including this podcast, and will do some more in the future.

The need for the revamp came from a variety of reasons, such as fighting depression, injury, and all of that other stuff.

Today made for 75 straight days of cardio.  Trust me, I’ve never done a streak like that and it’s provided some insights. That’s a lot of time with the headphones in, trapped with your own thoughts…

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Be Relentless Podcast Episode 42 – Walking Out of Comfortable Misery

Walking Out of Comfortable Misery.

This is definitely the hardest podcast I’ve done in a while. However, I think that as a coach it’s important to put things out there and share the lessons that I’ve learned from my experience, and boy, have I picked up some stuff.

In this episode I give you kind of a quick and dirty version of:

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Be Relentless Podcast Monday Quick Hit 32 – Our Deepest Mismatch

It’s been a while since I’ve done a podcast but I’m back in action!

One of the things that has stood out to me, after taking a bit of a step back from a few media fronts, is that there’s something that’s chewing away at us. Something that is so common in our society that we don’t even really notice it.

Even without it being obvious, I honestly think it might be our number one, most consistent threat.

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Be Relentless Podcast Monday Quick Hit 31 – A Better Path to Change

be relentless podcast monday quick hit 31 - A Better Way to ChangeOne of my members was telling me about a friend who was going on and on to her about her new diet plan. She’d gone through her house, thrown out all of her old favorite foods, hit the grocery store with a list in hand, bought a bunch of food she didn’t even know had existed, and rushed home to do a big meal prep with all of her new storage containers.

She didn’t know how to cook all of that stuff, but she was excited!

You know what? That’s awesome. I’m glad she’s made a change.

HOWEVER. When it’s laid out on paper, I think you can see where this is going… probably not a long-term fix.

We get excited about a change, and we jump in whole-hog. I’ve seen it over and over again, and of course, I’ve done it, too. It’s a common mistake that we all have a tendency towards.

The thing is, though, as excited as you are to jump in it is rarely a lasting answer. It doesn’t pan out in the long run because we’re largely habit-driven people. Habits work so well because they become nearly automatic and “hard-wired”, which means they also don’t change well. Your whole life is built around your current habits. When you kick the anthill and scatter them, your mind tries to fight that chaos by reverting to its autopilot habits…

I mean, as adults, it’s very hard to just stop a habit, be it smoking, overeating, chewing your nails, fastening your seatbelt, brushing your teeth with your right hand, etc. Adults don’t tend to just trash existing behaviors.

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Be Relentless Podcast Monday Quick Hit 30 – Feeding Your Limitations

be relentless podcast monday quick hit 30 - feeding your limitationsIf you fight for your limitations, you get to keep them
-Jim Kwik

I heard Jim drop this quote on a podcast and I thought it was worth digging into a little bit. Here’s the thing with limitations: Everyone has them. It’s not necessarily a bad thing to recognize them, even. That gives you some points to build a strategy on.

Too many people, though, choose to hold on to and identify themselves by their limitations. They keep those limitations at the forefront of their mind, as opposed to simply observing them, gleaning the available knowledge, and forging onward.

There’s a couple of reasons for this, beyond simple habit. In this quick podcast, I get into some of those reasons and how you can start to combat them… leaving those limitations where they belong: In the rear view mirror.

If you’d prefer to read a transcript of the podcast, you can get that here.

Be Relentless Monday Quick Hit 29 – Don’t Throw Load on Dysfunction

be relentless monday quick hit 29 - stop throwing load on dysfunctionSome mistakes cross multiple domains:

Life in general

Not building a firm base before upping the ante is definitely one of those. For example, this is the time of the NFL Combine, and so there’s all kinds of really cool videos of future NFL athletes doing crazy training floating around.

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Be Relentless Podcast Episode 40 – Building Your Fitness Plan Framework

be relentless podcast 40 - building your fitness program frameworkFitness, Nutrition, Mindset, everything is easier if you have a framework to go from.

That’s why I developed the Relentless Success Pyramid to help the Relentless members frame their journeys and I’d like to share it with you.

As you can see, there are four parts to the pyramid. In this podcast, I went over three of the first steps we take with almost all of our new clients to introduce them to the pyramid, get them making great progress, and build the foundation of their fitness journey.

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Be Relentless Podcast Monday Quick Hit 28 – Move the Chains

be relentless podcast monday quick hit 28 - move the chainsOne of my mentors regularly uses the phrase “Move the Chains” in our conversations and it’s become a mantra that I’ve absorbed. In the game of football, the idea is to keep moving the ball down the field to eventually score a touchdown. In a perfect world, you’d do it in one shot.

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Be Relentless Podcast Episode 39 – Goal Setting 101 Workshop

be relentless podcast episode 39 - goal setting 101A goal without a plan isn’t really a goal, it’s a wish. Most people spend too much time in the “wish” area and ultimately are unsatisfied because they never really nail down what they’re trying to accomplish. In this episode I’m going to fix that!

This episode is the podcast version of the seminar I did for Relentless Members at the gym about Goal Setting, minus the pauses for writing time that we took throughout that workshop.

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Be Relentless Podcast Monday Quick Hit 27 – What’s Your Win?

Keep the goal the goalbe relentless podcast monday quick hit 27 - what is your win?
-Dan John

Dan is one of my favorite fitness authors and he’s well known for delivering simple but powerful messages. I am in agreement with him in that a lot of people get so caught up in their journey that they stray from the overall goal if they don’t keep it in mind.

However, I think a lot of that problem starts even before that: Continue reading