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Episode 155 – Season Finale & Meditation

So we’ve reached the Season Finale, we’ll be taking a short break while I focus on my latest project, Transform 20, but today I wanted to end by making you think back on some of the things we’ve talked about this season, about how you look at the positive side of any situation, no matter how bad it is, and I  also want to challenge you to take part in the mediation I put in this week for you to do at the end of the podcast.

Too many of us don’t take the time to relax and work on our minds as much as we do on our body.  Your mind and the way you look at every situation, obviously effects every outcome you get, so why wouldn’t you work on your mind as much as you do on your physical body or diet?

Sit back and Trust and Believe, today we’re going to work on the mind.  If you like the meditation at the end and want more of it, make sure you check out my new site TheOngoingKey.com. It’s The Ongoing Key to your transformation. Each month, I will help you uncover your potential while giving you specific steps to motivate you to BE the change. We’ll talk about how to break the yo-yo, instigate change, become more mentally and physically fit and have unstoppable confidence to be a more powerful you.

Episode 154 – Mother’s Betrayal, PTSD, & Scary Movies

So we wrap up last week’s question session with some pretty amazing questions.  My challenge to you is to really put yourself in these situations (they may be your life anyway) and ask yourself how you would handle a mother who lied to you all your life, what would you do in certain relationship situations and how courageous are you to get out of your comfort zone and go to a “Scary Movie Meetup”?  Trust and Believe, I’d go with you.

 

Make sure you check out my new site TheOngoingKey.com. It’s The Ongoing Key to your transformation. Each month, I will help you uncover your potential while giving you specific steps to motivate you to BE the change. We’ll talk about how to break the yo-yo, instigate change, become more mentally and physically fit and have unstoppable confidence to be a more powerful you.

Episode 153 – Let’s Talk About Sex Baby

DISCLAIMER: I answer some questions in this podcast of a mature nature, so kids, this one is not for you.  If you’re easily offended, this is not for you. If you ask the question, BE READY FOR THE ANSWER!  Apparently this week, a lot of you had sex questions, it’s not all about sex, but you guys came out strong today with sex and relationship questions.  Happiness isn’t always about fitness and I’m glad that you (my Fit Fam) trust and believe in my opinion and advice in more areas of your life than just fitness…so Trust and Believe I kept it real. Enjoy.

 

Make sure you check out my new site TheOngoingKey.com. It’s The Ongoing Key to your transformation. Each month, I will help you uncover your potential while giving you specific steps to motivate you to BE the change. We’ll talk about how to break the yo-yo, instigate change, become more mentally and physically fit and have unstoppable confidence to be a more powerful you.

Episode 152 – Sometimes You Have to Level Up in Life!

Yes, at the time that this podcast was recorded, there’s a “Level Up” Dance Challenge going around social media, but have you ever really thought about what it means to actually “Level Up”?  So this morning I didn’t start off my day in the best way possible, but I had a choice to make, and the journey that I went on today made me realize how all of us have a decision to make each and every day to “Level Up” in life and decide how we’re going to attack issues and struggles.  Some of you are giving 100% and think you’re failing, not necessarily true!  Today I’m going to share a very real and personal story to back up that sometimes giving 100% doesn’t always look like success but instead is a path to where you are meant to be, and sometimes a simple greeting with a fellow human can effect both of your lives and how you go about that day.  Sit back and Trust and Believe, I’m gonna teach you how to Level UP.

 

Make sure you check out my new site TheOngoingKey.com. It’s The Ongoing Key to your transformation. Each month, I will help you uncover your potential while giving you specific steps to motivate you to BE the change. We’ll talk about how to break the yo-yo, instigate change, become more mentally and physically fit and have unstoppable confidence to be a more powerful you.

Episode 151 – Fit Fam Reverse Interview Pt. 4

Today we wrap up the reverse interview with Jessica where I answer one of the best questions she asked, “Would you want to hear the truth no matter what?”.  That’s a question we should all ask ourselves!  Plus we did an amazing speed round where you’ll learn a lot about me.  Trust and Believe, we end this interview with a bang!

 

Make sure you check out my new site TheOngoingKey.com. It’s The Ongoing Key to your transformation. Each month, I will help you uncover your potential while giving you specific steps to motivate you to BE the change. We’ll talk about how to break the yo-yo, instigate change, become more mentally and physically fit and have unstoppable confidence to be a more powerful you.

Episode 150 – Fit Fam Reverse Interview Pt. 3

In part 3 of a 4 part set, because Jessica’s questions were so amazing, we went in a little DEEPER!  There’s a part in today’s podcast where I warn you if you have kids, you may want to skip ahead a little, but we talk about things you probably would never guess about me, things that I think are annoying about me and what a true friendship is all about and what it looks like.  Trust and Believe, if you ask the question, you better be ready for the answer!

 

Make sure you check out my new site TheOngoingKey.com. It’s The Ongoing Key to your transformation. Each month, I will help you uncover your potential while giving you specific steps to motivate you to BE the change. We’ll talk about how to break the yo-yo, instigate change, become more mentally and physically fit and have unstoppable confidence to be a more powerful you.

Episode 149 – Fit Fam Reverse Interview Pt. 2

So this week we finish the “Reverse Interview” with Jessica Nelson.  We talk about my fears of launching new programs, I get a little political and I also go IN on my 10 steps to being a good human that I think could really help you.

 

Make sure you check out my new site TheOngoingKey.com. It’s The Ongoing Key to your transformation. Each month, I will help you uncover your potential while giving you specific steps to motivate you to BE the change. We’ll talk about how to break the yo-yo, instigate change, become more mentally and physically fit and have unstoppable confidence to be a more powerful you.

Episode 148 – Fit Fam Reverse Interview Pt. 1

Today, I sat down with Jessica Nelson, cast member of  Insanity Max:30 and Shaun Week, but most importantly a friend, who I knew could represent the Fit Fam well and bring some thought provoking questions that would be challenging and fun to answer.  And she did!  In Part 1, we talk about some heavy stuff, I cry a little, I cuss a little, we talk about change, fear, cancer and the moment I cussed my mom’s friend out in high school.  Trust and Believe, you are going to learn some stuff about me, but also about yourself in the process.

 

Make sure you check out my new site TheOngoingKey.com. It’s The Ongoing Key to your transformation. Each month, I will help you uncover your potential while giving you specific steps to motivate you to BE the change. We’ll talk about how to break the yo-yo, instigate change, become more mentally and physically fit and have unstoppable confidence to be a more powerful you.

Episode 147 – I Can’t Lose the Last 10lbs!

So this podcast is going to be a little different!  Chip, Alex and myself were out to eat and Alex opened up to me about her weight-loss journey and where she is now and I quickly realized I needed Chip to record this for a podcast, so I apologize now for the background noise of the restaurant, but you can’t re-create these things and you sometimes just have to roll with it, when it happens.  If any of you out there are struggling with that last 10 lbs, listen in on this conversation.  We talked about everything from: “Is it because I come from an Italian family?’, “Do I really want to lose the 10 lbs?”, “Do we put too much pressure on ourselves to look perfect?”.  Sit back and Trust and Believe, you’re going to ease drop in on a great conversation.

 

Make sure you check out my new site TheOngoingKey.com. It’s The Ongoing Key to your transformation. Each month, I will help you uncover your potential while giving you specific steps to motivate you to BE the change. We’ll talk about how to break the yo-yo, instigate change, become more mentally and physically fit and have unstoppable confidence to be a more powerful you.

Episode 146 – Your Questions Answered! Raw and Real

Ok people! Today I answered A LOT of your questions and I answered them….HONESTLY.  When I say I’m gonna be honest with you, Trust and Believe I’m gonna be honest.  We talked about the muffin top, extra skin, loneliness, be ok with who we are, sex and so much more.  Sit back and relax as I answer the questions some of you have been afraid to ask and others have been wanting to ask!

 

Make sure you check out my new site TheOngoingKey.com. It’s The Ongoing Key to your transformation. Each month, I will help you uncover your potential while giving you specific steps to motivate you to BE the change. We’ll talk about how to break the yo-yo, instigate change, become more mentally and physically fit and have unstoppable confidence to be a more powerful you.

Episode 145 – What Do I Do with My Fear?

So you’ve heard me say over and over that FEAR is False Evidence Appearing Real, but some of you are like “That’s great Shaun, but what do I do about the FEAR?!?!”. Well today we’re going into that…it’s time to tally up your receipts so that when you feel FEAR causing you to fail, you can audit yourself and look at your receipts and see where things went right or wrong!  Sit back and Trust and Believe, after today, you will have the action steps that will help you understand what to do about the FEAR and stop letting it keep you from getting what you want out of life.

Make sure you check out my new site TheOngoingKey.com. It’s The Ongoing Key to your transformation. Each month, I will help you uncover your potential while giving you specific steps to motivate you to BE the change. We’ll talk about how to break the yo-yo, instigate change, become more mentally and physically fit and have unstoppable confidence to be a more powerful you.

Episode 144 – Learn to Be Flexible and Creative

In today’s episode, I want to talk about how I see so many people who either don’t put their own needs first and sacrifice their own happiness, or do put their own needs first despite all others.  In today’s podcast I tell a story that can help you learn to be Flexible and Creative, and find a way to put your needs and others in consideration so that everyone wins and can live their best life!  But it takes some Super Powers to find that happy medium, so sit back and Trust and Believe, I am going to teach you how to be Creative and Flexible.

 

Make sure you check out my new site TheOngoingKey.com. It’s The Ongoing Key to your transformation. Each month, I will help you uncover your potential while giving you specific steps to motivate you to BE the change. We’ll talk about how to break the yo-yo, instigate change, become more mentally and physically fit and have unstoppable confidence to be a more powerful you.

Episode 143 – Love Beyond Bars

We all go through life thinking we have it rough, but there’s always someone who has a harder story or journey that can often makes us step back and realize how lucky we are.  Today, I want to share one of those stories.  You’re going to meet one of the Fit Fam members who was a Correction’s Officer at a jail, left an abusive relationship, only to find her true love, a man who was a prisoner in her facility.  The journey she went through and continues to go through is pretty amazing.  Just like many of you, the bumps in the road often tried to derail her, but she continues to fight and dig deep every day.  Sit back and Trust and Believe, that love extends beyond any bars.

 

Make sure you check out my new site TheOngoingKey.com. It’s The Ongoing Key to your transformation. Each month, I will help you uncover your potential while giving you specific steps to motivate you to BE the change. We’ll talk about how to break the yo-yo, instigate change, become more mentally and physically fit and have unstoppable confidence to be a more powerful you.

Episode 142 – What I Learned From #STAmazingRace Pt. 2

So this week I wrap up my #STAmazingRace Birthday trip and finish with the final lessons I learned about myself as I dealt with my heel injury and what it truly means to finish the race.  Everyday in life we start a race, a journey, or whatever you want to call it, and for many of us when we face adversity, we stop or give up and don’t finish.  That’s the lesson I was reminded of at the end of this trip.  Sit back and Trust and Believe that I finish every race I start and so should you.

 

Make sure you check out my new site TheOngoingKey.com. It’s The Ongoing Key to your transformation. Each month, I will help you uncover your potential while giving you specific steps to motivate you to BE the change. We’ll talk about how to break the yo-yo, instigate change, become more mentally and physically fit and have unstoppable confidence to be a more powerful you.

Episode 141 – What I Learned From #STAmazingRace Pt. 1

Today I’m going to dissect the last several weeks of what  learned and experienced in the milestone of turning 40, from life and death, to hot Spaniards, to living in your s**t!  Yes we cover a lot today people, but there’s lessons to learn from life every day! Sit back and get ready to Trust and Believe!

 

Make sure you check out my new site TheOngoingKey.com. It’s The Ongoing Key to your transformation. Each month, I will help you uncover your potential while giving you specific steps to motivate you to BE the change. We’ll talk about how to break the yo-yo, instigate change, become more mentally and physically fit and have unstoppable confidence to be a more powerful you.

 

Episode 140 – What Did You Do Today?!?

So in today’s episode of Trust and Believe, I want to know, what did you do today to feel successful?  I don’t necessarily mean whether you worked out, ate clean, I mean ANYTHING to make you feel successful.  What did you do today that made you feel like you could achieve anything in life?  People don’t realize how one small successful moment can completely change a mindset and a day…and send you on a path of success rather than keep you in a rut.  Sit back and Trust and Believe, that today is the day you pay attention to the one thing or many things that you do on a daily basis that make you feel successful.

 

Make sure you check out my new site TheOngoingKey.com. It’s The Ongoing Key to your transformation. Each month, I will help you uncover your potential while giving you specific steps to motivate you to BE the change. We’ll talk about how to break the yo-yo, instigate change, become more mentally and physically fit and have unstoppable confidence to be a more powerful you.

Episode 139 – A Reflection at 40

So while I was in LA for my ST Amazing Race Birthday, my amazing production manager Alex hosted all of us in her room for a private spa experience.  While we were hanging out, Todd (producer of the podcast), Chip and Sam (my 2 right hand men and Ride or Dies) started asking me questions about turning 40 and what the last 40 years have been like when it comes to love, work and being a Dad.  So we went in and talked about the past and talked about what the future holds.  I encourage you, as you listen, to think about how you would answer these questions and where you are in your life and where you are going. Doesn’t matter how old you are today, it’s time to sit back and Trust and Believe about how the past has gotten you here and what the future holds.

 

I’m excited to announce the launch of my new site TheOngoingKey.com. This is the Ongoing Key to your transformation. Each month, I will help you uncover your potential while giving you specific steps to motivate you to BE the change. We’ll talk about how to break the yo-yo, instigate change, become more mentally and physically fit and have unstoppable confidence to be a more powerful you.

Episode 138 – Happiness Starts With You

In today’s episode, I share a story about a very close friend of mine who’s battling Cancer and how it effected me, my biggest fears and what I realized about the choices we make in our mind to be happy and not let stress control our lives in that moment.  I have the tattoo that says “Conquer Your Mind”, now Trust and Believe in that and define your life.

I’m also very excited to announce the launch of my new site TheOngoingKey.com. This is the Ongoing Key to your transformation. Each month, I will help you uncover your potential while giving you specific steps to motivate you to BE the change. We’ll talk about how to break the yo-yo, instigate change, become more mentally and physically fit and have unstoppable confidence to be a more powerful you.

Episode 137 – Taxes, Cookies and Plateaus

Yep, I recorded this on Tax Day, so what does taxes, cookies and plateaus have in common?  In this episode you’ll find out.  Listen people, I’m gonna warn you now, today’s episode I’m gonna have some real talk with you.  Some of it may be hard to hear, some of it may hit real close to home, but if that’s the case, then you need to hear it more than most.  Today I want to teach you to stop throwing away the investment you make in yourself.  So many of you build yourselves up to this certain point, you hit a plateau and you then you rob yourself of all the time and energy you put into getting there, by turning around and walking BACK!  Not today!  I ain’t the one, and you aren’t either.  Stop giving up on yourself, stop letting somebody else steal the money out of your bank account (you’ll get that when you listen).  Sit back and Trust and Believe in some real talk about taxes, cookies and plateaus.

Episode 136 – Super Power #1 Uncomfortability Pt. 2

In this episode, we wrap up our recording from Chicago and I end the discussion on Super Power #1 Uncomfortability and how you have to challenge yourself to do the things you don’t want to do and how repetition of an action or lack of action is the way to swing the curve of success up or down.  I share with you the complaints I hear the most from people who say they can’t lose weight and how when you break down the answers to the questions you should ask yourself, you realize you’re not getting uncomfortable enough to do the things you need to do to change the result!  Sit back and Trust and Believe, we’re putting a bow on Super Power #1.

Episode 135 – Super Power #1 Uncomfortability Pt. 1

So I’ll forewarn you now, when we recorded this in Chicago, the audio didn’t turn out the way I wanted, but sometimes in life, the message is more important than anything else.  So I had Todd clean it up as much as possible so we could get this out.  People listen, being uncomfortable is the SCARIEST thing for just about everybody.  We all avoid it.  In this episode, I’m going to be as real and raw as I’ve ever been, I’ll share my struggles of having kids and how it made me very uncomfortable and I’ll challenge you to really stare down the things in your life that you’re avoiding because you don’t want to get uncomfortable.  Sit back and Trust and Believe, we’re getting uncomfortable.

Episode 134 – Going FULL OUT! Pt. 2

So last week we started on what it means to go “Full Out”. This week we wrap it up and examine what you see in the mirror every morning.  I’ll talk about the power that we give “Nothing” when we let “Nothing” control our habits, our actions and ultimately our life.  The time to stop wasting your days is today!  Trust and Believe, we’re going FULL OUT!

Episode 133 – Going FULL OUT! Part 1

When I was touring this year, we had an event in NYC where we talked about going FULL OUT.  What does that mean?  It means, very few of you…if any, go FULL OUT.  So when I was speaking to this group of amazing Fit Fam members, I started pulling them up on stage and dissecting what it was about them that they were letting out.  What did they want to be, how did they want to see themselves, and then we made them show us what they were hiding.  I share this because I think in their stories, you’ll hear one that sound very much like yours.  Sit back and Trust and Believe…we’re going into Part 1 of how to live FULL OUT!

Episode 132 – Super Power #5 Selfishness Pt. 2

We wrap up Super Power #5, Selfishness.  I talk about how the shade that people throw, the baggage we carry around every single day and how the people you surround yourself with, influence you.  So sit back and relax and let’s wrap up Super Power #5, Trust and Believe if you didn’t last week, this week you will learn to be selfish.

Episode 131 – Super Power # 5 Selfishness Pt. 1

Last week we wrapped up the Super Power of Flexibility, today we go into our backpack and explore your next Super Power, which is selfishness.  People here the word selfish and think it’s a bad thing, and it can be, but there’s also a part of selfishness where you do for you…so that you can do for others.  Today we’re going on roller-coaster, we’re dealing with “people-pleasers” and I’m gonna teach you a lesson about running a Spartan Race and the parallels it has in life.  Sit back and Trust and Believe in your Selfishness.

Episode 130 – Super Power #4 Flexible Part 2 “Control FREAK”

So last week we started in on the Flexible Super Power, I called the husband, we talked about the hole in my hand but this week, we’re going to wrap it up with a different menu of life.  We’re going to talk about those of you that are such control freaks that the thought of being flexible makes you squirm.  You’ll meet a lady who’s just like you, you’ll hear how Scott and I hit a rough patch in our marriage, very short..don’t get it twisted, but it was because we weren’t being flexible with the kids.  Point is, we all do it!  Sit back and Trust and Believe, we’re going to continue our flexibility talk!

Episode 129 – Super Power #4 Getting Flexible Part 1

So I was just in Atlanta yesterday on my Shaun T Transforms America Tour and we spent a lot of time talking about Super Power #4 and in the next 2 weeks I want to share with you what we learned from Atlanta.  First off, the day I had leading up to the event was beyond CRAZY, but it all happened for a reason and Trust and Believe, we’re about to get you FLEXIBLE.

Episode 128 – Relearn From Your Past

So in this week’s podcast, I’m going to take you on a journey into your mind and memories, we’re going to go back to the beginning of 2017 and examine what you experienced last year that can help you moving forward this year.  Remember this, “You can’t learn and grow, if you don’t stay in the know!”  Every lesson that life has taught you, has given you a tool to use in the present, but are you using them?  We’re going to go in depth on Super Power #4 from my book, so sit back and Trust and Believe, you’re about to Relearn!

Episode 127 – Selfishness or 90 Burpees?

So if you have been following my social media, you know I just finished my first Spartan Race!  I did the Sprint in Phoenix this past weekend and I learned a lot about myself.  One thing I learned is that I will need to tap into my Selfish Super Power and make time for myself so I can train for the next 2 races (Super and Beast).  This past weekend wasn’t a struggle from an endurance standpoint, but from a training and technique standpoint, but I’m glad in a way that it happened the way it happened because I learned what I need to do!  So sit back and relax as my Soul Brother Todd Midgett (NC Fit Club / Producer) interviews me as we drive home from the race and I talk about how in life, you can always push through whatever obstacles come your way, Trust and Believe!

Episode 126 – Do You Trust and Believe in Yourself?

So this weekend I was thinking back to when I changed the name of  the podcast from “Define Your Life” to “Trust and Believe” and I remembered why I did it.  It was because too many people didn’t know, how to truly TRUST in themselves and BELIEVE that they are capable of living the life they want to live!  So today, I’m taking you back to the September of 2016, when I launched this podcast and I want you to sit back and relax….and let’s learn, maybe for the first time, or maybe as a refresher course for some of you out there….how to Trust and Believe in who you are!