Happy 5-Flex Friday!

First, here’s what’s new in my world this week. Please click to find out more:

1: 6 insights after 15 months without alcohol – new blog
2: Uncommon success online event – I’m speaking at this tomorrow
3: Simplifying health and fitness for men – Chris Boettcher – podcast

Moving on, here are 2 fitness concepts, 2 mindset nuggets, and a quote to consider this week.

1 Fitness Concepts

1. With injury recovery, you need to give your nervous system time to relax again. If you feel you keep getting annoying niggly injuries, your nervous system will become increasingly sensitive.
Instead of hoping and wishing, scale your training back and focus on “tonic” exercises that make your body feel good.
After a few weeks, your body will start feeling much safer and you can push things on more again. This is where a coach is priceless as they can adjust tings for you.

2. A lot of the time you focus on the micro and neglect the macro. An example is stress eating. You can’t white knuckle better nutrition skills if your phone use is not in check.
Instead of getting frustrated about bingeing on food again, audit your technology use.

If your notifications are all turned on, you sleep with your phone in your bedroom and you check social media first thing in the morning and last thing before bed you should feel anxious, burnt out and overwhelmed.

The elephant in the room is better technology boundaries, not a better diet plan.

2 Mindset Nuggets

On Mentorship:

1. Importance of Having a Mentor

A mentor stands out as a crucial addition to your life, contributing significantly to both your well-being and financial prosperity. In my initial four years of coaching, I lacked guidance. Instead, I dealt with an insecure boss intent on keeping me within defined boundaries.

My first encounter with mentorship occurred in Thailand, where I connected with a mentor offering free yoga classes in her studio. In return, I conducted two classes without charge for six months, eventually leading to paid opportunities. The studio in Khon Kaen remains a standout in my global practice experiences.

Following this, I crossed paths with Ryan Hurst from GMB, marking my introduction to a highly successful coach who genuinely believed in my abilities. Having someone you admire affirm your potential is a profoundly empowering experience. Subsequently, I’ve benefited from invaluable guidance through esteemed mentors such as those in the Online Trainer Mentorship and, more recently, Keegan Smith from Uncommon Success.

The Dual Role of a Mentor

A mentor serves a dual purpose by:

  1. Instilling belief in your capacity for greater achievements in life.
  2. Offering insights into aspects you might overlook and guiding you around potential obstacles.

2. How to find a mentor

Finding a mentor becomes simpler when you invest in them. Consider hiring them as a coach, purchasing their products, and offering your support. Once you’re part of their circle of influence, you can aim to contribute even more value.

Many people wish for a mentor to come to their aid, but the snag is that the mentors you admire are usually quite busy. The mentors I’ve connected with have families, clients, and thriving businesses. Simply sending them a random email or DM is unlikely to catch their attention.

However, the dynamics change when you become their client. The same scenario unfolded with my own clients. Take Ray, for instance; he is a coach who hired me. Now, I’ve brought him on board as an assistant coach, mentoring him to elevate his coaching skills.

1 Quote to Consider

“Learning is finding out that you already know. Doing is demonstrating that you know it. Teaching is reminding others that they know just as well as you. You are all learners, doers, and teachers.”

— Richard Bach