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Monday Mindset – my ineffective leadership…

Family!

“If you can look your teammate in the eye, and not give them the feedback to get them better, that is a sign of ineffective leadership.”

I was reminded of the same quote I read nearly 4 years ago fresh off completing a 3 day leadership and coaching workshop this past weekend. 

I had read it when attending a Fit Body Conference. And upon seeing it, it stopped me dead in my tracks like a lightning bolt through my body.

As being honest with myself, at that moment I knew I was an ineffective leader for my team..

And while difficult medicine to swallow at the time…

It  was the medicine I needed that served as the catalyst to becoming a student of leadership.

Shortly thereafter upon returning home from the conference, I connected with my team to tell them of my shortcomings. And that I was determined to become better in the service of the team and you, our valued clients.

It wasn’t easy, and it was and still is a slow process but I then began asking for feedback, investing into myself, investing in my team and providing clearer expectations and feedback around those expectations.

 

Fast forward 4 years, no doubt this is a reason that our program has exponentially increased in value.

 

This is also a big reason we have been able to keep and grow AMAZING coaches for multiple years since Coach Alicia (Yorba Linda) and Coach Jake (Mission Viejo) who just celebrated their 2 and 5 year anniversaries respectively.

They are absolutely incredible coaches and even better people!

And what has been shown to me is that the more I invest in myself and my team, the better your experience becomes and the more results we can deliver for you and our community. 

That’s a lot of pressure, but pressure I am called to accept. 

And while I still have a very long way to go in becoming the leader I want to be, I can tell you for certain if I hadn’t continued to invest in myself and team, in addition to your support which we are eternally grateful for… 

We would have suffered the same fate as many other gyms in 2020. 

Therefore, my message today is that in life, you reap what you sow.

 So let me ask you..

Are you investing in yourself on a daily basis?

Are you eating well?

Are you staying hydrated and moving your body with intense exercise at least 3 times per week?

If you are not, you are on the path I was headed down which is….

 Being an ineffective leader for your family (aka your team) who is counting on you..

That’s tough medicine to swallow, and sent with love, care and concern but is also the truth.

So in the spirit of providing feedback, that is my hope and promise to you.

If you need help, if you need support, if you need accountability, and if you need feedback regarding any aspect of your fitness, my team and I are here for you.

Make it a GREAT Monday!

-Coach Bryce

Monday Mindset – Early to Bed… 664 418 Bryce Henson

Monday Mindset – Early to Bed…

Family!

I hope you had a great Valentine’s Day weekend!

Today I wanted to share some wisdom that has impacted me in the hopes it does the same for you.

Sometimes the biggest truths are the most basic ones.

I read the quote below toward the end of college which stayed with me until I began implementing roughly 10 years ago. 

This in mind and to be clear, this doesn’t guarantee success as there are exceptions to every rule.

But considering human nature & by and large, it will increase the probability of it. As I can tell you anecdotally, it has held true and acting on this has changed my life & allowed me to serve you and my team at a much higher level. 

“Early to bed and early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise”. – Benjamin Franklin

Make it a GREAT Monday!

-Coach Bryce

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Monday Mindset – Chasing Greatness

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Last night’s super bowl game was one for the ages. Truthfully, a bit boring considering the landside.

But no matter if you love or hate Tom Brady, you have to tip your hat for winning his 7th Super Bowl out of 10 appearances.

Barely believable!!!

And for some perspective in the case you don’t follow professional football, the average NFL player statistically doesn’t even make it to 1 super bowl game.

So this is consistency at it’s finest, and pure greatness if I have ever seen it!

Now with greatness on the brain today, it got me inspired to recognize greatness in all aspects of daily life.

And I didn’t have to look hard to pull up one amazing example of this at a local level; my friends and Mission Viejo campers Josh and Beth Knoke.

To give some insight, Beth crossed her 1,500 session last month and combined they are knocking on the door of 3,000 sessions total which is a record for our locations!

Now please keep in mind, Josh and Beth were not always this committed. In fact they were very overweight and had big health concerns when starting our program.

But they stuck with it, kept showing up and became extremely consistent in the process. And while it didn’t happen overnight, they have lost a combined 175lbs with our program!!

ABSOLUTELY INCREDIBLE!

So while greatness is on the mind today, I wanted to share their story in the hopes that you too will consistently chase greatness!

Click HERE

PS Congrats Josh and Beth and thank you for being an example of GREATNESS that we can all follow.Make it a GREAT week!

-Coach Bryce

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Monday Mindset – The Underdog Mentality

Family!

Today is very exciting as we launch our NYNY Challenge across North America.

We have nearly 10,000 Fit Body clients looking for more accountability and nutritional support in order to regain their health & fitness in 2021 and beyond.

Given the occasion, I am also reminded of the things necessary for our challengers to be successful.

Simply put, it is the willingness to be coached and follow the game plan. But most importantly, to have a strong work ethic and possess an underdog mentality.

As fitness simple, but not easy.

This in mind and looking ahead to later this week, I am also reminded of a gentleman named Tom Brady who also executes the formula just mentioned above.

As you probably know, Tom is about to enter ANOTHER super bowl this coming Sunday with a completely new team and head coach.

He is one of the most coachable and successful guys in the NFL due to his adoption of an underdog mentality.

And no matter the outcome and due to his incredible career, he will be considered the GOAT (greatest of all time) and rightfully so.

But it wasn’t always this way for him…

You see, Tom was the backup QB for his Freshman team in high school. That’s right, the dude didn’t even start only the lowly Freshman squad!!

But then he grew and developed to start his last 2 seasons in high school in San Mateo California. And while he was very good at baseball too, he had his heart set on college football.

So he became a Michigan Wolverine (darn it being a Michigan State graduate) and ended up 6th on the depth chart when entering college. He was then backup QB for 2 seasons before getting his shot to start.

And if you can believe, his first pass in college was picked off by UCLA for a pick 6.

But he clearly overcame that adversity & stuck with it.

And finally, once he entered in the NFL which wasn’t a certain path for him, he infamously was picked 199 in the NFL draft.

That’s right 198 players were picked ahead of him.

And now, the GOAT is about to take another crack at a super bowl next week.

Why do I share this example?

Because talent can be overrated.

What truly counts is not the cards you were dealt, but how you play them.

So let me ask you…

Have you started 2021 with an underdog mentality? Are you playing scrappy? Are you willing to follow the playbook and take massive action even when it gets tough? Are you giving 1000% effort every single day like Tom Brady?

If not, my call to action today is STOP playing like a favorite.

Instead and if you want to achieve fitness, fat loss or any other type of success in life, play like the underdog just like Tom!

When you do, things will change.

Make it a great week and good luck Challengers!

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Monday Mindset – Thank You….

Family!

We will keep todays short and sweet.

Thank you for taking your health and fitness seriously. Thank you for being a part of our fit family.

Without you, we couldn’t serve our mission of Inspiring Fitness and Changing Lives Every Day.

My team and I are very grateful for you.

-Coach Bryce

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Monday Mindset – Some perspective… The Pale Blue Dot 🌎

Family!

After last week’s intense message with some calls to action. I wanted to take a step back this week and provide some perspective with the goal of making you think. 🤔

To give some back story, I am a big science and history nerd and can watch hours of the “Universe” or “History” channels. These topics fascinate me and suppose I have a deep intrigue of why we are here, where we come from and how it all came to be.

I am also enthralled with the study of human nature. We are a very interesting species and our natures can be very predictable when studies and as evidence, it repeats throughout the ages.

Anyway, world renown and the late astronomist Carl Sagan put together the video below called a “Pale Blue Dot”, referring to earth that I wanted to share with you today as I found some inspiration. 🌎

Click HERE!

To me the video is extremely powerful as throughout all the craziness we are experiencing as a country and world, it puts things in proper perspective. And here are some take a ways and todays call to action to jump start your week!

“The earth is a very small stage in a vast cosmic arena. Think of the rivers of blood, spilled by those generals and emperors so that in glory and triumph, they could be the momentary masters of a fraction of a dot.

Our posturing. Our “imagined” self-importance. The delusion that we have some privileged position in the universe are challenged by this point of pale light.

To me it underscores our responsibility to deal more kindly with one another.  And to preserve and cherish, the pale blue dot. The only home we have ever known.” 

Friends, in all the challenged that these last 12 months have brought, I wanted to provide today with some perspective.

Life is about challenge, it’s always been this way.

And while it can be frustrating, the truth is that are all doing our best. In fact as time progresses we will realize it’s not as bad or good as we think.

But only time will show this.

So to wrap things up, todays message is to accept the fact that if we want to live in a better world, it starts with you. It starts with me. 🤲

My call to action is to take care of yourself. Work out 3x per week. Move your body (which helps your body and mind). Sweat. Drink water. Sleep. Be kind. Help others. Smile.

And when you do, you create a foundation for being the best version of yourself.

As how can you help others and better our world, if you cannot help and take care of yourself?

You cannot.

So it starts with you and it starts with me.. 💪🔥

Head up and onward, we are in this together so make it an INCREDIBLE Monday!! ♥️

PS if you need help kickstarting your 2021 health and fitness regimen so you can better take care of yourself, click on the links below!

Yorba Linda: https://fitbodybootcamp.com/9649-yorba-linda-ca/

Mission Viejo: https://fitbodybootcamp.com/9495-mission-viejo-ca/

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Monday Mindset – 4 action steps to help unite our community…..

Family!

My good friend and fellow VP of Fit Body Boot Camp Matt went on a rant yesterday about all the craziness that’s continues to happen in our country. 🇺🇸

As if you watch the main stream media, you will know what I am talking about as it seems as if 2021 is on an even rockier start than 2020.

And while he is frustrated, just as most of us are….

His message included 4 calls to action to help unite our community which I received value from and trust you will as well so wanted to share..

And remember, head up and keep moving forward by being the positive change you want to see in our world!! ♥️

Committed to your success,

-Coach Bryce

Our politicians and mainstream news media is absolutely disgusting.

On both sides…

They are not leaders, they are public servants who are supposed to do what is right by the American people.

I believe most have good intent when they run but many ultimately become cowards and will do anything necessary to protect their position and their power.

Our country is broken. PERIOD.

The calls for UNITY are a joke at this point.

Unity is NOT tearing apart and attacking the beliefs of other who do not agree with you.

Unity is NOT silencing voices that are in opposition of yours.

Unity is NOT condoning actions when it serves you and then condemning it when it serves you.

Here is my call for Unity in our local communities.

  1. Ensure your house is in order and you exemplify what you expect of others first.
  2. Help support those in need in your local community.
  3. Help support local business.
  4. Stand up for what’s right.

When we UNITE as a community and help thy neighbor that has a trickle affect and maybe it will reach DC.

Let’s stop attacking each other, let’s stop trying to be right at all costs, let’s be good humans.

We are not each others enemy although our public servants and news media would like to make us believe that.

I don’t care what your beliefs are…

I care whether you’re a good human. I care about your character.

I also believe if you break the law you should go to jail/prison. Period. That includes our public servants. Actions have consequences.

Rant over…

Please be an agent for positive change in your community.

P.S. This rant is about all politicians and news outlets. 

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Monday Mindset – How to eat an elephant? (the secret to your 2021)

Family!

I hope you enjoyed the holidays and your New Year Celebration with your family/friends whatever it may have been as you deserve it! 🎉🎉

Now here we are, 2020 is gone, all our problems have ended and life is smooth sailing from here..

We can now kick back our feet, and let the good times roll with absolutely nothing to worry about…..

WAH WAH WAH!!! 🙀

As much as I wish it were true, I am going to tell you something you already know, life is not that easy!

COVID and many of the other problems of 2020 are still here to be solved.💪

This is inclusive of the American obesity rate now closing in on 45% of the adults in our country which is the largest health crisis statistically by an enormity, that in my humble opinion the media should be spending most of its time on.

As obesity complicates every disease, adds incredible stress to nearly every existing health condition, and is the foundational health issue that is the catalyst to the kill rate of millions of Americans pre maturely every year via Heart Disease, Cancer, Stroke, COVID, Diabetes, etc., that has actually gotten worse this past year…

That said, while that’s the tough news, the good news is that there is light being you have the ability to help the cause! 💡💡

The New Year is here which represents a new chapter. In fact, you are stronger than the year before. You realize that health and wellness is everything and 2021 is going to be YOUR YEAR to get/stay fit! 🎉🎉

So while you are all fired up, where do you even start?  Yes, it can be a little overwhelming (or a lot) to eat the proverbial elephant.

But just as the saying goes, you eat an elephant one bite at a time.

So my question to you which is also the secret to your 2021…

Is what can you do for the month of January that is just 1 bite that will get you closer to your 2021 dream health level and body? 🥕

  • Could it be just to drink 2 more glasses of water per day?
  • How about starting with 1 more boot camp session per week?
  • What about ONLY tracking your food for the month, so you get a baseline on how much you consume?
  • Or how about reducing your fast food consumption just 1 meal per week?
  • What if you drank just 1 protein shake with a scoop of greens every day?

While the new chapter is here and full of excitement, I know the challenge of setting a giant goal can feel overwhelming..

So I am here to remind you that even the tallest building in the world [the Burj Khalifa in Dubai], started construction by removing 1 payload of dirt to create the foundation.

So my call to action for you today is to set just 1 health/fitness goal just through the end of January as your foundation. Make it manageable so you can hit it with some effort & focus, and let’s stack a few wins, and the momentum of January will set up your 2021 for the best one yet!! 🔥

And remember, if you need any help with your fitness goals, please reply to the message as we are here to help!!

Committed to your success,

-Coach Bryce

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Monday Mindset – To the New Year!

Family!

This will be the last Monday mindset of 2020 which I can barely believe.

On one hand it felt like 2020 has lasted centuries. And on the other, it’s nearly gone in a blink of an eye.

And know you can probably relate…

Although, one thing for sure is that there is a lot to reflect on which I will share some lessons learned in the coming weeks ahead.

But as we approach the end of the year and to keep today light, I wanted to wish you an INCREDIBLY Happy New Year and trust 2021 will be even better given the growth and challenges of 2020.

And as my mother Donna always says “What is hard to endure, is sweet to recall” which will certainly be the truth of 2020 as we look back in coming years as we have all grown immensely.

That said and something to be reminded of,  there’s no magical man-made line that starting this Thursday at midnight (Jan 1), things will magically improve.

It’s up to us to keep moving forward, one foot in front of the other. Always has been and always will be.

We are still in this together, to fight for our health. To fight for our wellness. To fight for fitness and to fight our freedom that we enjoy in this flawed, but beautiful country of ours.

Here’s to 2021! Onward.

Committed to your success,

-Coach Bryce

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Monday Mindset – Another reason to take care of yourself…

Family!

Happy Monday!

Today I hope to inspire you and provide some perspective.

Our Facility Leader Hailey and Coach Jenn from Yorba Linda shared this with me last week and was touched by the powerful message so wanted to pass along.

Please watch until the very end.  Click HERE!

And as the holidays approach, this serves a great reminder that it’s very important to take care of yourself. And not only just for you, but so can take care of the ones you love that mean the most.

Happy Holidays and wishing you and your family the best!

Committed to your success,

-Coach Bryce