Monday Mindset

Monday Mindset: D Day 777 555 Bryce Henson

Monday Mindset: D Day

Yesterday was the 77th anniversary of the infamous D Day where allied troops from the US, Great Britain, and Canada stormed the beaches of Normandy France to overtake Adolf Hilter and his Nazi regime. 

I can only imagine what it would have been like to be one of those soldiers who were ordered to invade on June 6, 1944.

I am sure nothing short of absolute hell.

And while that thought deeply moves me. It serves as a great reminder that freedom isn’t free.

It serves as a reminder that we must live our lives with passion and purpose. As there have been many that came before whose lives ended shortly to protect the freedoms we now enjoy.

And that can never be taken for granted.

So if you didn’t take the opportunity this weekend, please take a moment to remember the fallen. 

To acknowledge the incredible people who came before us and stormed the awful beaches that day. They did it for you and I and so that we could live a life of freedom and purpose.

So today’s call to action is for you to move your body. Eat good foods that will keep you nourished and healthy. Hydrate properly and get your sleep. 

This focus on your health and fitness will be the foundation of the value you can offer the world.

As when you are in a good place of mind, body, and soul, you can be of service to others by paying it forward to make our world a better place.

If we do this, the lives lost will not be in vain. Rather, their legacy will live on.

But it’s up to you and I.

Let’s make this week count.

Monday Mindset: We Remember 594 811 Bryce Henson

Monday Mindset: We Remember

I hope you are enjoying your Memorial Day weekend.
And really hope you take a moment to remember the meaning.
While he doesn’t understand yet, I’m excited to teach my nephew Ryder about some things I’ve learned over the years as he grows up.
I’ll make sure he sees the value of exploring the world. To take risks, and push comfort zones. This is where growth and happiness reside.
And to ensure he sees value in constantly seeking new experiences and learning about foreign cultures.
As there’s a lot to learn on this beautiful planet.
And with this perspective, he will also see first-hand how fortunate we are to enjoy the freedoms our country has to offer despite its challenges.
And to ensure he knows never take our freedom or liberty for granted. As it’s always being tested, and this past year was a stark reminder.
After all, this is the land of the free, BECAUSE of the brave.
Thank you to all those incredible men, women, and their families who paid the ultimate sacrifice.
-Coach Bryce
Monday Mindset: Graduation Advice 420 200 Bryce Henson

Monday Mindset: Graduation Advice

It’s late spring and graduation season is in the air.

It’s so exciting to hear about the children of our client’s & community ready to finish off their last semester of schooling. 

And then, are becoming ready to take that next step after graduation!

With that framework in mind, I watched a few commencement addresses on YouTube over the weekend.

And a quote from Denzel Washington addressing a graduation class some years ago, really struck me.

It actually inspired me so much that I wanted to pass along for you to get value!

“Nothing in life is worthwhile unless you take risks. Fall forward. Every failed experiment is 1 step closer to success.” – Denzel Washington

Monday Mindset: The Man in the Arena 768 1024 Bryce Henson

Monday Mindset: The Man in the Arena

Happy Monday!

I was sent the included gift a couple weeks ago from a dear friend and owner of Fresno Fit Body Boot Camp. She was appreciative of some support we provided her team and clients.

 So today wanted to pass this gift on to you in the hope you also receive the benefit.

And as it turns out, this poem written by Theodore Roosevelt is my 2nd favorite of all time.

And it is especially relevant if you have ever led a company, a project, a family, a team, or a group of people at any time in your life.

As when you lead, criticism is a law of the universe and you will certainly need thick skin and tough mindset to navigate through it..

So digest it, and then please tuck this away and read it often. 

Let’s have a great week!

 

Monday Mindset: A mother’s day lesson.. 768 1024 Bryce Henson

Monday Mindset: A mother’s day lesson..

Happy Monday!

I hope you had a fantastic Mother’s day.

Mine was incredible as I was able to get a bunch of work done in the morning to help support our team.
 

And I then finished off with a dinner in San Clemente with my mother Donna, Tatiana, and sisters Emma’s fiancé Bobby & my nephew Ryder.

What a fun time to celebrate my sister’s first mothers day as a mom!  

And while at dinner I couldn’t help thinking how life moves so fast…

In fact, it’s fleeting.

As I had a flashback to the first time I visited San Clemente where she lives. At that time, I was 20 years old back in January of 2003 on a road trip from Michigan where I grew up.

In all honesty, I had blown off my first week of classes to escape the cold.. 

And spent 7 days on the west coast with 3 other college friends with a mere $150 to my name. 

This included spending a full day on the beach & camping in San Clemente.

We arrived in the first week of January and probably it was only 60 degrees at the beach.

But coming from negative temperatures and 1 foot of snow,  it might as well have felt like 90 degrees.

And now fast forward and seemingly in a blink of an eye..

It’s already May of 2021 and my sister Emma lives in the very same beach town with her fiancé and first born child Ryder, my nephew.

Wowzers!

And in the next blink, it will be 2040 and will wonder where the time went?

So is life.

And that’s also your message today.


Life comes fast and goes before you know it.


So stop focusing on the trivial many, and instead focus on the important few.

How to do this you might ask? 

  • If you don’t exercise or eat well consistently, start. Your health is all you truly have. Once it’s gone, it’s gone.
  • Only tolerate positive people and information in your life. As your input equals your output.
  • Be kind and offer more grace than required to others. As everyone is going through a silent and private battle.
  • Be stricter with yourself. Most people mask their problems and myself included. This is so they can avoid or justify them. It’s human nature but stop doing that.
  • If you need to lose weight, be honest with yourself and act.
  • If you need to get more fit, be honest with yourself and act.
  • If you need better relationships, be honest with yourself and act.

After all, life is fleeting.

As it will pass you by if you don’t stop and focus on what really matters.

Let’s make it a GREAT WEEK!!!

-Coach Bryce

PS And Happy Mother’s Day again for all you beautiful women in this world. As it wouldn’t be the same without your tenderness, care, and love. So, I am deeply grateful for that.

Monday Mindset: Do what you can, with what you have… 668 757 Bryce Henson

Monday Mindset: Do what you can, with what you have…

It’s a very exciting time as today we have just under 10,000 challengers across North America ready to get fit as we kick off our 6-week Spring Challenge!
Lots of tough work outs, clean nutrition and plenty of hydration are in our future, so cannot WAIT to see the results which I believe we will hit over 100,0000 lbs. of combined weight loss!
And while the challenge is on the brain, Facebook served me this “memory” from 2020 about a week ago which is attached.
It’s very bittersweet picture, as we had just closed down due to COVID and pivoted to online sessions. And this specific snapshot was taken just after a virtual work out in Tatiana and my humble 1 car garage.
And while last year was a mess for the world, it did inspire some creativity.
In fact, Tatiana was the mastermind behind the daily zoom virtual sessions we pivoted to within 24 hours of the lock down.
Coming from a 3rd world country of Brazil, in the absence of resources, she learned to become very resourceful.
And while seemingly overnight we lost the ability to run in person session which would have been a very legitimate excuse if we closed business, the reality is we could still train our clients which we did from home!
And that is today’s message, “which is to do what you can, with what you have.”
  • You cannot run? Great, walk.
  • You cannot do a pushup? Great, hold a plank from your knees.
  • You cannot do burpees? Ok, do full body extensions.
  • You cannot make it the entire 30 minutes? Ok, do 20 minutes and slow it down for the last 10 minutes.
  • You don’t have time? Lie. You haven’t made it a priority.
As the hard truth as it’s NEVER the perfect time to get healthy and fit.
It’s NEVER the perfect time to change your nutrition.
You will NEVER have all the resources you need. There will ALWAYS be some major obstacle in your way. And you will ALWAYS have a legitimate excuse if you accept it in which others will completely understand.
However, excuses will also NEVER get you the results you deserve that will better your life.
So today’s message is in the absence of resources, get resourceful. And for the love of goodness, stop making excuses as the situation will NEVER be perfect, so do what you can with what you have!!!
Make it a GREAT week!
-Coach Bryce
Monday Mindset: the KISS of death 575 573 Bryce Henson

Monday Mindset: the KISS of death

My business partner and CEO of FBBC Bedros writes a Monday email to his team just like I send one to you. As the goal is to set the tone for the week as business & fitness are both primarily mental challenges!

And his message below he sent a few weeks ago around the “Kiss of death” is so important to avoid as the value of life is constantly learning and growing to be the best version of you.

In fact, that is exactly why I fell in love with fitness as committing to a program is an exercise in personal development and growth.

As if you are not healthy and fit, how can you be positive and fulfilled?

Enjoy his mindset message and trust you will get value as I did! Let’s make it a GREAT week!

-Coach Bryce

Good morning team!

Hope you had a wonderful weekend. So much great weather here in Cali!

This might be the most important Monday Morning Email that I ever write to you… 

Ask anyone and they’ll tell you that self development and personal growth is a good thing. 

I think that’s been pretty well established. 

But there’s a dark side to personal and professional growth. 

A side that many experience as they develop to the higher version of themselves, but they don’t realize what’s happening until it’s too late. 

 I’ve experienced it myself so I share this from first hand experience. 

It’s the upper limit. 

EVERYONE has an upper limit. It’s like a glass ceiling that you press up against as you develop personally and professionally. 

The goal is to break through that upper limiting glass ceiling, but more than not we end up pressing against this upper limit and our old identity pulls us back down to our comfort zone. 

 Like I said, the upper limit is something that we all have… 

 …but if we don’t navigate through it effectively we end up sabotaging ourselves and sliding back into the old version of who we are – your old identity (your comfort zone). 

 Here’s how the upper limit works. When you hit the upper limit, meaning when you achieve higher self awareness, success, happiness or wealth, your ego (YOUR OLD IDENTITY)  tends to bring you back down to where you’re most familiar with, in other words your comfort zone. 

 This happens by giving yourself negative thoughts or doing negative behaviors that ruin what you’ve achieved – like losing all the money after winning the lottery, arguing with your partner after becoming successful or thinking of negative things when you have happy thoughts because you’re just more familiar with a negative self narrative.  

 This is why I call upper limiting the KISS OF DEATH. 

 How do you stop upper limiting so that you can enjoy your new level of personal and professional growth? 

 You become self-aware that it’s going to happen, because it’s going to happen to all of us when we do the work and grow…

 …and then you tell yourself that you’re worth it and not to screw it up. 

 Love and gratitude team! 

 B

Monday Mindset: The probability of your health & fitness 531 507 Bryce Henson

Monday Mindset: The probability of your health & fitness

Happy Monday!

Admittedly I was dragging at the 5:15am session today as last week, I co hosted a conference for 60 owners in Las Vegas.

It was an inspiring time to connect and pour into some of our best owners, leaders and coaches in our brand especially after such a tough 2020.

It was also nice that Donna was able to attend the conference, which was also her first time in sin city.

And while I do not gamble, being in Vegas reminded me of the probability of making good choices in life.

You see, nothing is guaranteed except death and taxes as the famous adage goes.

And yes, we have all heard of the seemingly unbelievable stories of those fortunate few who drank alcohol and smoked cigarettes every day and lived over 100+ years.

Or on the opposite, someone completely healthy dropped dead at 45 years young.

Yes, while those stories exist, the reality is that is the exception and not the rule.

And just like in Vegas….

The house knows that some people will get lucky and win, in which they pay out.

But taking the big picture and long game, the probability is stacked in their favor and the “house always wins”.

And that goes for your health and fitness.

If you eat well, exercise 3+/week, hydrate and get a solid 7-8 house of sleep, the probability of a long and healthy life is in your favor.

And while nothing is guaranteed in life, that is all you can ask for…

Stack the odds in your favor, by making the good choices and let the probability be your best gamble!

-Coach Bryce

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Monday Mindset – “Bryce, something’s seriously wrong…”

That all said, and while completely challenging for our team and brand…. there is a silver lining.

As due to the incredible difficulty, it forced creativity so we began to court a new technology called Fit Pro Tracker (FPT) in the spring of 2019.

 As it turns out, their CEO Antonio, is an owner of Chandler Fit Body Boot Camp in Arizona. And while being a student of fitness, he had previously worked for the US Army for 22+ years in Computer Programming & Cyber Security, and then for the infamous “Intel Corporation” on some billion dollar accounts after retiring..

So it was a light bulb moment in remembering a previous conversation with Antonio a while back, so it was then, I decided to reach out to inquire and seek some technological counsel. 

And in that phone call in April of 2019, began a 2+ year journey..

So fast forward and in that time, we were able to recruit, partner, and develop a custom & superior & Fit Body technology, client relationship management & billing product…

And am happy to report as of today in Yorba Linda and this coming Friday in Mission Viejo, we are leading the charge to convert to this technology which is 1. Secure 2. Intuitive and  3. significantly more user friendly!

 So this all translates to better coaching, service and support to YOU and our clients both locally and worldwide!

 That said, while the story is riddled with challenge and change, there are some big learning lessons below…

The truth is that any change is tough. 

In fact, the current transition hasn’t and will not be perfect either. 

It will take some time for both team and clients to adjust so we are incredibly grateful for your patience.

That’s the reality of any change, transition or transformation. 

  1. The tip of the spear (aka Leadership) can be messy. Being the first to jump into any new endeavor can be messy. But that’s the essence of leadership.  

How does this relate to you?

Well, maybe no one in your family or friends network is healthy & fit, so it can feel like a lonely road to jump in. You might also feel scared and vulnerable.

But even though messy, there is value in jumping in first, leading by example and inspiring others to follow suit to take back control of your own health and fitness!

  1. Adversity creates growth. While our last technology was very painful and the coming few weeks will still be, the reality is that without this adversity, we would have never been provided the light bulb moment, which has led to us developing a custom Fit Body technology that will serve our clients 100x better in the years ahead. 

As this mess will now become a battle cry for even more success and support for our clients long term!

How does this relate to you?

Well, it’s the exact same with your fitness.

 It’s tough to put your body and mind through the intentional adversity at boot camp. But you need to, as when you do, you become better and much more capable of serving your loved ones.

  1. Patience is a virtue, so play the long game… Most people don’t make the transition and changes they need to because of lack of patience or a focus playing the short game. Like we discussed, even if a beneficial move, change is tough and human nature resists…

So while this new transition to a better technology will be great for the long term, it will still be rocky & take time just like any change.

How does this relate to you?

Well, it’s the exact same with your fitness.

It’s much easier to skip the workout, grab the sugary soda, and put the cheesecake in your mouth, as the transition of body transformation is hard.

 But when you have patience with yourself and are focused on the long game (not short term gratification), you will put in the work to make sure the long game is a victory which will exponentially benefit your life! 

Have a great Monday and thank you for your love and support!

-Coach Bryce

Monday Mindset – Don’t worry…. Be Happy.. 413 276 Bryce Henson

Monday Mindset – Don’t worry…. Be Happy..

I had a different Monday Mindset originally scheduled telling a story about change, how uncomfortable it can be, but how important it is for growth and to provide some passionate inspiration.

And I still plan to send it, but wanted to change gears today and lighten the vibe.

 For me and being very open, this approach is not typically in my nature as I am factory installed with a high degree of intensity & very little light heartedness. That’s the ugly truth but a benefit of having some self-awareness. 😎

And this is especially tough, after receiving some sour news about a friend over the weekend.

Now even though it will continue to be a tough situation for him in the foreseeable future, I decided to take a deep breath and realize everything is going to be ok.

As that’s the truth, everything will be ok.

So todays message is some coaching for myself today that will help you too as I just stumbled upon this classic song by Bobby McFerrin.

“Don’t Worry, Be Happy”.

While easier said than done, it’s true.

You are in control of your happiness, and not outside factors.

And just like a tough workout that positively changes your state of mind and well- being…

Music can do that too, so would HIGHLY encourage you to slow it down for 4 minutes on this Monday and change your state by clicking here.

-Coach Bryce

“Don’t Worry, Be Happy”.