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Leadership Lesson: The 4 Stoic Virtues 150 150 Bryce Henson

Leadership Lesson: The 4 Stoic Virtues

A philosophy called Stoicim emerged thousands of years ago in the ancient world by a man named Zeno who was a successful sea merchant and died in Athens, 236 BC. 

Stoicism was created as a framework on how to live a better life and to cope with its challenges being Zeno lost everything in a bad shipwreck.  As ultimately, life is challenge & suffering. So stoicim provides a framework on how to lead oneself and others despite these challenges. 

Thus, leadership and stoicism are intertwined. In fact, I refer to Stoicism as the philosophy of successful leaders.

The Stoics elaborated a detailed taxonomy of virtue, dividing virtue into four main types:

  • Wisdom
  • Justice
  • Courage
  • Moderation

We will spend the next 4 weeks diving into each of them to provide you with a stronger framework on how to lead yourself and others through the 4 stoic virtues. 

[MM] Perspective 150 150 Bryce Henson

[MM] Perspective

Happy Monday Mindset!🙌

As we kick off our New Year “10Lbs Challenge” brand-wide, I wanted to strengthen your mindset for the road ahead! As yes, there will be A LOT of success, but also A LOT of challenges!

And no better way than to provide some perspective from some challenges our ancestors faced. As I read this article recently, I was humbled and inspired, so I wanted to share it with you.👇

“For a small amount of perspective at this moment, imagine you were born in 1900. When you are 14, World War I starts and ends on your 18th birthday with 22 million people killed. 

Later in the year, a Spanish Flu epidemic hits the planet and runs until you are 20 years old. 50 million people die from it in those two years. Yes, 50 million from the pandemic. 

When you’re 29, the Great Depression begins. Unemployment hits 25%, and global GDP drops 27%. That runs until you are 33. The country nearly collapses along with the world economy. When you turn 39, World War II starts. 

You aren’t even over the hill yet.

When you’re 41, the United States is fully pulled into WWII. Between your 39th and 45th birthday, 75 million people perish in the war and the Holocaust kills twelve million. At 52, the Korean War starts, and 5 million perish.

At 64 the Vietnam War begins, and it doesn’t end for many years. 4 million people died in that conflict. Approaching your 62nd birthday you have the Cuban Missile Crisis, a tipping point in the Cold War. Life on our planet, as we know it, could well have ended. Great leaders prevented that from happening.

As you turn 75, the Vietnam War finally ends. Think of everyone on the planet born in 1900. How do you survive all of that? 

A kid in 1985 didn’t think their 85-year-old grandparent understood how hard school was. Yet those grandparents (and now great grandparents) survived through everything listed above.”

Perspective is an amazing art. 🎯

As this year begins, let’s try and keep things in perspective. Let’s be smart, help each other out, and we will get through all of this. In the history of the world, there has never been a storm that lasted!💥

Head up and onward, as with any challenge in your way, this too, shall pass.🔥

PS. TODAY is your LAST CALL  to join our upcoming 10lb Fitness Challenge which starts TODAY, click HERE! 

Leadership Lesson: Leadership is a Verb 150 150 Bryce Henson

Leadership Lesson: Leadership is a Verb

Leadership is a verb.

It requires action.

The lowest level of it, is simply telling a subordinate what action to take. 

The highest level of it, is modeling the desired action. 

Today’s lesson?

Whatever your desired action is, lead by taking that action as an example to yourself & team. 

This is true leadership.

Martin Luther King – procrastination is still the thief of time 150 150 Bryce Henson

Martin Luther King – procrastination is still the thief of time

I want to share one of my favorite quotes of all time with you.💥

“We are now faced with the fact, my friends, that tomorrow is today.  

We are confronted with the fierce urgency of now. 

In this unfolding conundrum of life and history, there is such a thing as being too late.

Procrastination is still the thief of time.  

Life often leaves us standing bare, naked, and dejected with a lost opportunity. 

The tide in the affairs of men does not remain at flood – it ebbs.  

We may cry out desperately for time to pause in her passage, but time is adamant to every plea and rushes on.  

Over the bleached bones and jumbled residues of numerous civilizations are written the pathetic words, ‘Too late.’”

Martin Luther King, Jr

New York City, April 4th, 1967

Such powerful words!🔥

This is a reminder to NEVER take for granted the time that I have.⏰

It’s also a reminder that I need to be in the best physical condition that I can be.💪

I want to live without restriction. 

I want to collect experiences and live to the fullest before it’s ‘too late’.

My wish for you is the same.🙌

With love,

-Coach Bryce

PS. Want help in starting your own physical & mental transformation? Click HERE to enroll in our upcoming 10lb Challenge which starts Monday, January 23! The time is NOW!

Leadership Lesson: Standards & Expectations 150 150 Bryce Henson

Leadership Lesson: Standards & Expectations

I once heard a podcast with John Maxwell and he was asked how you can identity the leader in the room?

His answer was simple:

“The person who has the highest standards & expectations……of him/herself.”

This is very true. 

Strong leadership first requires a higher expectation of yourself, long before you can lead others.

Want to increase your leadership?

Raise your own personal standards and expectation of yourself. Then watch your leadership & life grow.

[MM] My Head Coach Jake got hitched! (3 Important Business Lessons) 768 1024 Bryce Henson

[MM] My Head Coach Jake got hitched! (3 Important Business Lessons)

Happy Monday Mindset!💥

On Saturday night, my family attended Head Coach Jake’s wedding in Carlsbad. He’s been a dear friend and a key leader in our Mission Viejo Fit Body location for the past 7+ years.❤️

It was an amazing event celebrating his marriage to his beautiful bride Sara after many years of dating.🎉

Throughout the incredible experience, I came away with 3 big takeaways you can apply to your fitness and business. 👇

  1. Structure & Planning. It was very apparent there was solid planning which made the event special. It was well rehearsed, their opening dances were on point, it was very personal, and executed nearly flawlessly due to the preparation. Creating a game plan is extremely important to your success as this directly ties to your fitness. Our coaches can help!
  2. Adjustments. A few adjustments had to be made mid-event by the wedding coordinator. But since the plan was already in place, it was easy to adjust with some flexibility. This is true in life & in your fitness journey. Sometimes unforeseen things come up, and you have to adjust which is just part of the fitness game. 
  3. Personality & Culture. Jake and Sara did an incredible job of putting their own style and personality into the event. They both love country music which was a theme throughout. By adding their personal touch, it added so much culture to the ceremony and made the evening very special. This is why we work so hard here at Mission Viejo Fit Body to create strong relationships and culture with you and all our clients. This way, you feel a magical experience every workout and want to continue coming back for more fitness!

My friend, apply these principles to your life and fitness and watch them both grow!🎯

-Coach Bryce

PS. Want help in starting your own physical & mental transformation while being able to train through January 23 for FREE, click HERE! to enroll in our upcoming 10lb Challenge!

Success Leaves Clues: Nick Saban’s Leadership Final Recap 150 150 Bryce Henson

Success Leaves Clues: Nick Saban’s Leadership Final Recap

Nick Saban’s Leadership Final Recap

Team, I trust you have enjoyed the leadership lessons from one of the all time best leaders in sports history. Since repetition is the mother of skill, here is a recap of what we have learned over the last 11 weeks.

And remember, you are a leader in our organization so please apply these principles in your role to better your leadership skills. And most importantly, so we can continue to win as an organization which positively impacts the world as our desired outcome. 

  1. There is no I in team but there is an I in win Coach Saban preaches individual responsibility.  His teams perform their best when individuals put the group first and do what is best for the team.
  2. Everything you do, you do to the team.  This speaks to personal responsibility and accountability.
  3. Get out of yourself and into the team.  Coach Saban wants his players to rise above their own selfishness and ambitions and dissolve themselves into the team.
  4. Don’t forget the fundamentals This can be lost in the rush to prepare.
  5. You can have no flickering lights The torch must be fully lit when passed from the upperclassmen to the underclassmen.
  6. Do not allow mistakes to go uncorrected.  You must evaluate the previous game and ensure mistakes are corrected for the upcoming game.
  7. Having skill is not having talent.  Brilliant!  Coach Saban says, “Skill alone does not equate to talent.  Talent is putting skills into productive use.”
  8. You must trust, not just believe.  Belief is trust that is firm.  Are you willing to put your success in someone else’s hands?
  9. Sometimes what is best for the individual is not what is best for the team.  Winning is not the only thing.  How you win matters just as much.
  10. Teams must take ownership of themselves and their personalities.  The most successful teams have a culture where all the members have a say.
  11. Teams that play together often end up lucky.  Coach Saban firmly believes in luck but you must put yourself in position to be lucky.  The luckiest teams are the teams that play well together.
(MM) The #1 secret to making your 2023 goals stick.. 150 150 Bryce Henson

(MM) The #1 secret to making your 2023 goals stick..

Happy Monday & New Year!🎉🎉🎉

Here we go 2023!

I just returned from a 9-day trip to Brazil for Christmas.🎄

Why?

Well, I made a promise to my wife Tatiana’s mom when I swept her off her island of Florianopolis in 2012 that I would return her for Christmas every year.❤️

So I was making good on that promise.

And as a big bonus..

It’s always great to be with family.

Which is also the focus of today’s message as we embark on a New Year!💥

As if you are anything like me, you are excited on the promise that 2023 will bring.

The better health, better fitness, better relationships, better version of you!👊

And while yes, that’s important.💯

I’ve found that the biggest goals I have accomplished in life have been tied around the service of others.

Ironically, human nature tends to disappoint ourselves the most.

On the contrary, when we wrap a self-serving goal or mission around helping others, we dig deeper and it more often sticks.

Fascinating, right?

So if you want to lose weight, get fit, launch a business, stop smoking/drinking, get healthy, be active, travel more or whatever it is this year for you…

I would strongly suggest tying your goal to something that will also benefit your loved ones.💪

Think to yourself, by achieving this goal that will better my life, how can this also help others?🤔

That becomes your focus!🧘🏻‍♂️

As when you do, you will find the strength to continue even when the going gets tough. Which it will.

That’s my hope for you in 2023 as it’s been fundamental in any success I have achieved to date which is what I want for you this year. ☀️

Happy New Year my friend, this year will be the best yet!🙏

-Coach Bryce

PS. Want help in starting your own physical & mental transformation while being able to train through January 23 for FREE, click HERE! to enroll in our upcoming 10lb Challenge!

Success Leaves Clues: Nick Saban’s Leadership Lesson #11 150 150 Bryce Henson

Success Leaves Clues: Nick Saban’s Leadership Lesson #11

This week is Nick Saban’s Leadership Lesson #11

Teams that play together often end up lucky. Coach Saban firmly believes in luck but you must put yourself in position to be lucky.  The luckiest teams are the teams that play well together.

Extremely well said. 

The bottom line, team?

The harder we work, the luckier we get. 

This is the universe’s way of rewarding massive action.

Success Leaves Clues: Nick Saban’s Leadership Lesson #10 150 150 Bryce Henson

Success Leaves Clues: Nick Saban’s Leadership Lesson #10

This week is Nick Saban’s Leadership Lesson #10

Teams must take ownership of themselves and their personalities.  The most successful teams have a culture where all the members have a say.

Team – this is why I teach leadership to empower YOUR leadership! 

Humbling myself as your CEO, the success we have seen in the last 3+ years is not because of me. Instead, it’s because of YOU and your leadership development. 

Situational authority is at the foundation of this philosophy.

Meaning many times “boots on the ground” teammates have the best insight to make decisions. And/or at the very least need to have space to provide feedback. 

Therefore, as an organization, we need to continue promoting a feedback culture so everyone feels empowered to lead.

That’s my vision and focus and appreciate your massive help in continuing this culture!