Resistance to Illness: Warrior Mind Podcast #241

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Over four years and going strong! With over 200,000 downloads from over 9 countries and 5 continent’s….this is the Resistance to IllnessWarrior Mind Podcast.

This Warrior Mind Podcast is based on the “5 Physical Habits of Peak Performers.”

The purpose of this Warrior Mind Podcast is to help you understand how controlling physical stress is a regular occurrence of peak performers. By developing this habit you’ll be on the path to reaching your human potential.

Habit formation is the process by which new behaviors become automatic. If you instinctively reach for a cigarette the moment you wake up in the morning, you have a habit.

By the same token, if you feel inclined to lace up your running shoes and hit the streets as soon as you get home, you’ve acquired a habit.

Old habits are hard to break and new habits are hard to form.

That’s because the behavioral patterns we repeat most often are literally etched into our neural pathways. The good news is that, through repetition, it’s possible to form new habits (and maintain them as well).

The difference between peak performers and the “also ran’s” is that they have developed significant mental strength habits.

There is a process in NLP called “modeling.” This is where you find the beliefs, habit, traits, etc. of a person that has what you want, is excelling in an area of their life where you’d like to excel and basically demonstrating excellence.

Physical Habits of Peak Performers – Part 1

Power is the ability to influence or change an outcome.

Personal power is a source of influence and authority a person has over his or her followers. Where does a person get this power from? In short, the power is determined by his or her followers. There are different types of power a person can hold.

Physical Habit #2. Resistance to Illness and Disease

  • Because of the other physical practices they are almost immune to communicable diseases like colds and flu.
  • If they feel like they might be coming down with something they mentally dismiss it from their mind that they don’t have the time to be burdened with such nonsense.
  • They know inherently there are in perfect health and their thinking keeps them that way.
  • They avoid any advertisements about cold, flu or other medicine to “cure” a health related issue.
  • If medical attention is required the recovery time is cut to only a few days.
  • On average, live longer then under achievers.

Personal power is based on strength, confidence, and competence that individuals gradually acquire in the course of their development. It is self-assertion, and a natural, healthy striving for love, satisfaction and meaning in one’s interpersonal world.

This type of power represents a movement toward self-realization and transcendent goals in life; its primary aim is mastery of self, not others. Personal power is more an attitude or state of mind than an attempt to maneuver or control others.

It is based on competence, vision, positive personal qualities, and service. When externalized it is likely to be more generous, creative and humane than other forms of power.

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Enjoy This Warrior Mind Podcast on Resistance to Illness

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My ebook, Develop the Mental Strength of a Warrior, will help you developing this mental strength habit.

By taking these 21 habits from peak performers and modeling them, you will manifest outstanding results in your life and business. This never fails…the person doing the modeling may fail, but the process never fails.

These habits fall into 5 categories:

  • Mental
  • Physical
  • Emotional
  • Financial
  • Spiritual

In this post along with the others to follow, I’m going to breakdown each habit within the specific category. The intent here is provide you with the “secret” that all successful people have…empowering habits.

I’m going to break up the 5 categories over several podcasts.

Become a lifelong learner by requesting your Introductory Consultation by going HERE.

Subscribe to the Warrior Mind Podcast HERE.

In addition to iTunes, the Warrior Mind Podcast can be found on these channels:

  • GoogleTV
  • Android
  • LookeeTV
  • Samsung SmartTV
  • Stand Alone Services:
  • Stitcher
  • Tunein Radio
  • Doubletwist
  • Pocketcast

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Study Shows the Benefits of Working With A Personal Trainer

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As discussed previously, social support is crucial for initiating and maintaining exercise commitment. Lifestylepersonal trainer fitness coaching relies on a dialogue to discover what a person hopes to achieve, what he or she is willing to invest, to which activity is that person most likely to commit to. ‘Modern-day’ fitness is just that-a recent arrival on the landscape of life.  Health fitness professionals can be described as discoverers and explorers, deconstructing myths, mapping new terrain, in creating unforeseen possibilities for participation and active living.

While my clients and I see the benefits of working with a personal trainer on a daily basis,  a recent study conducted by supplementcritique.com to gauge consumer perceptions of personal fitness trainers reinforces that. The study found that an overwhelming number of people are satisfied with their experience when they worked with a personal trainer. The survey, conducted in the United States, targeted consumers that currently workout at least three times a week.

Key Takeaways :

  • 83% of people that have used a personal trainer were satisfied with the results.
  • Experience is the most important factor people consider when choosing a personal trainer, with 35% of respondents stating this was their most important consideration

Satisfied Customers

Of those surveyed, 56% of respondents who exercised three times or more per week stated that they had used the services of a personal trainer in the past. Of those that had used the services of a personal trainer as part of their workout regime, a whopping 83% were satisfied with the results, underlining the value that personal trainers bring to those looking to achieve their fitness goals.

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Of those respondents that had not used a personal trainer in the past, there was a clear understanding of the benefit of using a personal trainer as evidenced by the fact that 68% of respondents believed that working with a personal trainer would help them reach their fitness goals.

Experience Matters

Consumers were asked what the most important factors they would consider when hiring a personal trainer. 35% of respondents said that the experience of the personal trainer was the most important factor followed by 27% of people saying that personality and likeability were most important. 26% of respondents cited cost as being the most important factor they would consider when choosing a trainer to work with.

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Education

The study asked respondents what they thought was the education level of the average personal trainer. 61% of those surveyed believed that the average personal trainer has less than a college degree. 15% believed that the average education level was high school, while 46% believed that the average personal trainer had some college. 38% believed that the average personal trainer had obtained a college degree.

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What is striking about this study is the satisfaction level that people have when they work with a personal trainer. Working with a personal trainer that you can connect with is far more likely to lead to you having success while also increasing your enjoyment level.

The study was conducted in April of 2015 in order to understand how personal trainers are perceived in the marketplace by consumers who make fitness a part of their daily lives. You can view the entire survey by clicking on the graphic below:


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Physical Stress: Warrior Mind Podcast #240

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Over four years and going strong!  With over 200,000 downloads from over 9 countries and 5 continent’s….this isphysical stress the Warrior Mind Podcast.

This Warrior Mind Podcast is based on the “5 Physical Habits of Peak Performers.”

The purpose of this Warrior Mind Podcast is to help you understand how controlling physical stress is a regular occurrence of peak performers.  By developing this habit you’ll be on the path to reaching your human potential.

Habit formation is the process by which new behaviors become automatic. If you instinctively reach for a cigarette the moment you wake up in the morning, you have a habit.

By the same token, if you feel inclined to lace up your running shoes and hit the streets as soon as you get home, you’ve acquired a habit.

Old habits are hard to break and new habits are hard to form.

That’s because the behavioral patterns we repeat most often are literally etched into our neural pathways. The good news is that, through repetition, it’s possible to form new habits (and maintain them as well).

The difference between peak performers and the “also ran’s” is that they have developed significant mental strength habits.

There is a process in NLP called “modeling.” This is where you find the beliefs, habit, traits, etc. of a person that has what you want, is excelling in an area of their life where you’d like to excel and basically demonstrating excellence.

Physical Habits of Peak Performers – Part 1

Power is the ability to influence or change an outcome.

Personal power is a source of influence and authority a person has over his or her followers. Where does a person get this power from? In short, the power is determined by his or her followers. There are different types of power a person can hold.

Physical Habit #1. Control Physical Stress

  • Can tell when they are physically under stress and know how to relive it.
  • Daily dissipate stress through various routines, i.e. meditation, breathing, going for walk, exercise, etc.
  • Develop technique to direct oxygen rich blood to specific muscles and areas of the body to relax.
  • Knows their body and what nature way is the best to reduce the stress.

Personal power is based on strength, confidence, and competence that individuals gradually acquire in the course of their development. It is self-assertion, and a natural, healthy striving for love, satisfaction and meaning in one’s interpersonal world.

This type of power represents a movement toward self-realization and transcendent goals in life; its primary aim is mastery of self, not others. Personal power is more an attitude or state of mind than an attempt to maneuver or control others.

It is based on competence, vision, positive personal qualities, and service. When externalized it is likely to be more generous, creative and humane than other forms of power.

Brand new e-book: Why Change Is Hard.  Get your free copy HERE

Enjoy This Warrior Mind Podcast on controlling physical stress.

Play

My ebook, Develop the Mental Strength of a Warrior, will help you developing this mental strength habit.

By taking these 21 habits from peak performers and modeling them, you will manifest outstanding results in your life and business. This never fails…the person doing the modeling may fail, but the process never fails.

These habits fall into 5 categories:

  • Mental
  • Physical
  • Emotional
  • Financial
  • Spiritual

In this post along with the others to follow, I’m going to breakdown each habit within the specific category.  The intent here is provide you with the “secret” that all successful people have…empowering habits.

I’m going to break up the 5 categories over several podcasts.

Start to control your physical stress by requesting your Introductory Consultation by going HERE.

Subscribe to the Warrior Mind Podcast HERE.

In addition to iTunes, the Warrior Mind Podcast can be found on these channels:

  • GoogleTV
  • Android
  • LookeeTV
  • Samsung SmartTV
  • Stand Alone Services:
  • Stitcher
  • Tunein Radio
  • Doubletwist
  • Pocketcast

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How CrossFit Promotes Social Facilitation And Performance

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For over a year and a half, I’ve been actively involved in CrossFit and this has positively impacted my training. Beforesocial facilitation I started the CrossFit program, I was a gym rat. My focus was on the bodybuilder routine. When I added in rock climbing, I added cardio to my program.

The next routine I added was the kettlebells. I added these after a RKC workshop. I felt this helped to better complete my training. However, the progress wasn’t quite what I was expecting.

When I joined CrossFit, I saw supercharged results in just a month. When you consider the fact that I was already in great condition, these results are rather impressive. After all, there is a belief when you are physically active and fit you are already at an incredible place.

Social Facilitation And CrossFit

This experience made me realize something important, groups do have an influence as part of social facilitation. This happens all the time, in areas where your decisions impact you in profound ways. In the past, I’ve approached sports with an attitude that I did it because I loved it. This is the claim most athletes make when they do an interview. The truth is, most of us struggle to admit we love doing things for the audience and the outside influences to what we are doing.

Social facilitation is interesting, because it comes from a deeper evolution. This is perhaps why we struggle to readily admit the influences we have. Some of the effects of it are positive after all, while others are considered negative. It is safe to assume that social facilitation is somewhat positive, after all, this does lead to survival. Zajonc Keingartner stressed this point in his 1969 study which shows the social behavior is found in cockroaches.

In the study, the cockroaches studies actually completed tasks slower than those who were working with others. Groups were able to accomplish tasks faster. But what does this mean for athletes? In this case, you’ll perform better when there are others look at you. After all, when you’re good at something, you want to be viewed as the best. Alternatively, if you are weak in an area, you are more likely to choke when the pressure is on.

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So how are you able to use that information to your advantage? Especially when you are looking at ways to be more effective in what you’re doing. A good place to begin, is to accept that social facilitation is real. When you accept that, you’ll have the chance to move to the next step. That understanding training for your sport is essential before you try to head to a public stage.

Looking at social facilitation, it is important to understand what it means. It is the improved performance a person experiences, in the presence of others. This comes from co-action effect and audeicne effect.

While looking at social facilitation we find the impact comes from an individual’s behavior which is affected either by the real, implied or imagined presence of others. After all, there is something about impressing those around us that appeals to a deeper subconscious.

The first social experience of this kind was designed by Norman Triplett in 1898. As part of his research, he looked a the speed records being set by cyclists. He noticed that when these individuals were racing against each other, they managed to achieve higher speeds. In laboratory conditions, he attempted to duplicate his findings.

For this, he used a child and a fishing reel. There were two difference variations. The first had the child alone and the other was children in pairs working alone. Their task was simple. They had to wind the fishing line as quickly as possible. In the scenarios with other children, the times were dramatically faster.

Triplett’s experiment showed that there is a co-action effect. In this cases, having someone else around had others performing their task faster and more effectively.

So would you be impacted by the co-action effect? Think about your study habits. Do you work better in library where others are working, or do you work better at home alone? In 1937 Chen observed worker ants dug three times more sand than ants who were digging alone. In 1967 Platt, Yaksh and Darby found animals eat more of their food when other species are present.

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Of course, social facilitation is also found in cases where a person is passive, such as a spectator of the sport. In this case, it is the audience effect.

In 1935 Dashiell discovered having an audience actually increases the number of performances which delivered better results. 1925 found Travis with a similar study suggesting that well trained individuals performed better when their performance was in front of spectators. However, in 1933 Pessin did suggest that subjects needed fewer trials to learn nonsense words, when they were being taught in front of a group.

To an extent, this suggests that social facilitation depends on the task at hand and the performer. In some cases, there is an improved quality of performance, while others may not be as directly impacted, based on the underlying circumstances.

Regardless of the reasons why, we know that having approval or disapproval from others does impact who we are and how we perform. The presence of others ignites our triggers and give us the anxiety and the drive to perform as best as we can.

This all leads up to why CrossFit is one of the best choices we have. After all, this program is designed for us to meet our full potential. When you are working with a group of people with a similar mindset, there is more of a drive to push yourself and to ultimately achieve a greater degree of success. All through the magic of social facilitation.

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Personal Power: Warrior Mind Podcast #239

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Over four years and going strong!  With over 200,000 downloads from over 9 countries and 5 continent’s….this ispersonal power the Warrior Mind Podcast.

This Warrior Mind Podcast is based on the “6 Emotional Habits of Peak Performers.”

The purpose of this Warrior Mind Podcast is to help you understand how personal power is a regular occurrence of peak performers.  By developing this habit you’ll be on the path to reaching your human potential.

Habit formation is the process by which new behaviors become automatic. If you instinctively reach for a cigarette the moment you wake up in the morning, you have a habit.

By the same token, if you feel inclined to lace up your running shoes and hit the streets as soon as you get home, you’ve acquired a habit.

Old habits are hard to break and new habits are hard to form.

That’s because the behavioral patterns we repeat most often are literally etched into our neural pathways. The good news is that, through repetition, it’s possible to form new habits (and support them as well).

The difference between peak performers and the “also ran’s” is that they have developed significant mental strength habits.

There is a process in NLP called “modeling.” This is where you find the beliefs, habit, traits, etc. of a person that has what you want, is excelling in an area of their life where you’d like to excel and basically demonstrating excellence.

Emotional Habit of Peak Performers – Part 5

Power is the ability to influence or change an outcome.

Personal power is a source of influence and authority a person has over his or her followers. Where does a person get this power from? In short, the power is determined by his or her followers. There are different types of power a person can hold.

Emotional Habit #6. Personal Power

  • A peak performer accepts the role as a leader because it is freely given to them, a tribute to their personally power and self-mastery.
  • They have the qualities others want and they show and lead the way.
  • They make other people feel important.
  • They understand about that hard work is required for success and can relate to others striving for the same.
  • They are calm, assured and assertive.

Power is the ability to influence or change an outcome.

Personal power is a source of influence and authority a person has over his or her followers. Where does a person get this power from? In short, the power is determined by his or her followers. There are different types of power a person can hold.

Personal power is based on strength, confidence, and competence that people gradually acquire in the course of their development. It is self-assertion, and a natural, healthy striving for love, satisfaction and meaning in one’s interpersonal world.

This type of power represents a movement toward self-realization and transcendent goals in life; its primary aim is mastery of self, not others. Personal power is more an attitude or state of mind than trying to maneuver or control others.

It is based on competence, vision, positive personal qualities, and service. When externalized it is likely to be more generous, creative and humane than other forms of power.

Brand new e-book: Why Change Is Hard.  Get your free copy HERE

Enjoy This Warrior Mind Podcast on the personal power.

Play

My ebook, Develop the Mental Strength of a Warrior, will help you developing this mental strength habit.

By taking these 21 habits from peak performers and modeling them, you will manifest outstanding results in your life and business. This never fails…the person doing the modeling may fail, but the process never fails.

These habits fall into 5 categories:

  • Mental
  • Physical
  • Emotional
  • Financial
  • Spiritual

In this post along with the others to follow, I’m going to breakdown each habit within the specific category.  The intent here is give you the “secret” that all successful people have…empowering habits.

I’m going to break up the 5 categories over several podcasts.

Become a lifelong learner by requesting your Introductory Consultation by going HERE.

Subscribe to the Warrior Mind Podcast HERE.

In addition to iTunes, the Warrior Mind Podcast can be found on these channels:

  • GoogleTV
  • Android
  • LookeeTV
  • Samsung SmartTV
  • Stand Alone Services:
  • Stitcher
  • Tunein Radio
  • Doubletwist
  • Pocketcast

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