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.
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!
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.
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!
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!
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!
Have you ever felt yourself doing things because other wanted you to or because others were doing it, so you thought, “Ok, I’ll do it too!”? STOP! Today I’m going to teach you to do things because you WANT to, so that you can do things for the long-term goal and live a life of REAL change and sustainability. Today we discover what “Want-Nation” is and the difference between that and “Run-Nation”. Trust and Believe, you’re about to join the “Want-Nation”.
So here we are, halfway through January 2018, I’m touring the country on my Shaun T Transforms America Tour and meeting all of you amazing people in my Fit Fam, and I wondered….are you finding your way? Are you learning from your mistakes? Do you realize the role you play in your daily journey and choices? Are you a statue in the middle of a city with life all around you, good and bad, and you can’t do anything to participate in it? Today, let’s Trust and Believe that I want you to find your way!
In today’s episode, I wonder “Have you ever had the feeling?”. I don’t know what the feeling is for you, because it’s different for every person, I mean I can tell you what I think the feeling is, but it’s really up to you and what you’re going through at the moment that decides what the feeling is. Today let’s talk about that feeling and lighting the past and the negative on fire! Trust and Believe, I got you.
Visit with me live this month in a city near you! Click HERE for more info on Shaun T Transforms America.
As we enter the New Year, I just want you to think about being a GOOD HUMAN! It’s not hard! It’s so easy to be a bad human, but what we don’t sometimes realize is how negative things we do have a ripple effect and impact others in ways we may not even realize. Being a GOOD HUMAN means making a conscious effort to do simple things that send positive ripples through your environment and out in the world. Trust and Believe, 2018 is the year for you to be a GOOD HUMAN.
So we are at the end of 2017 and a lot of you may feel amazing about where you are and what you accomplished this year, some of you may not. Some of you may already be looking at 2018 as the year of redemption and change. Whatever your situation, every challenge you face, whether it’s your fitness journey, your marriage, your kids, it will always come down to the last 70 meters of the race. That’s what I learned from my days running track and I’ve applied it to my life ever since. So sit back and Trust and Believe, I’m about to coach you through the last 70 meters.
I was talking to my neighbor one day and he told me they were selling their house, I asked why? He said he and his wife were splitting up, I said, “CONGRATULATIONS!”
Some of you may be like, “Shaun that’s horrible!”. Is it? Really? What if a break up was the best thing that ever happened to you? Let’s talk about it…Trust and Believe, I’m about to show you why it could be.
Reminder that my book comes out Nov. 7 2017!!! Click here for all the detials!
Yes, you read the title correct. If you’re under 18, DO NOT listen without your parents permission. Have you ever done something in your life that you were like “I’ll NEVER do that again!!!”, we all have! Did it change you? Did it stop you from making the same mistake again? Who would have thought you could learn a lesson about Life from a story about an STD? Trust and Believe you can. Sit back and listen to why I NEVER want an STD.
Don’t forget, my book comes out Nov. 7! Click here for more info!
This week, I want to talk about the feeling that several of us carry through life, where we feel like we have to “ride with everybody”. Every one we meet doesn’t have our best interest at heart and can often distract us from our destination. So today, sit back, relax and Trust and Believe in who you’re riding with from this moment on.
Reminder, “T is for Transformation” will release on Nov. 7, 2017, for all information and to pre-order, click HERE.
Hey Fit Fam! Hope you’re enjoying your summer, so I’m going to continue to post some interviews and fun stuff here and there to get you through the summer as we prepare for the new season of the podcast and this week I’m posting a call I did with one of your fellow Fit Family members Stephanie who was in my Shaun Week Challenge Group. We talked about being a stay-at-home mom, her anxiety, working out and she asked me a REALLY good question at the end! Sit back and relax…and Trust and Believe.
As we come off the launch of Shaun Week, I wanted you to hear from the “Motivational Inspirers”, yes I made that up, who I picked to be on set with me. They all have a story that relates to how I know them and I picked them for a reason. I wanted a cast that I could feed off of and that I knew were connected to me and what it was I wanted to put out there for you, so that when you did the Shaun Week workouts, you felt like you were on your own personal journey with us. Now, meet the cast!
So during our summer break, I still want to put some podcasts out there for you, my Fit Fam, and this was a call I did recently with Danielle from Fit and Funky where I talked to her team about the creation of Shaun Week, what you can expect and much more.
So in Part 2 of “What Are Your 60 WANTS?”, I asked your peers, the members of the Fit Fam what their wants were and what was keeping them from achieving them. It’s so funny how alone we can all feel and how we think we’re sometimes the only ones with the struggles we feel. Truth is, we all have so many similarities in what we struggle with and what keeps us from getting the “WANTS” in our lives. Sit back and relax, it’s time to find out how you’re not the only one who struggles with their wants, hear it for yourself and Trust and Believe that you’re not alone.
I did a call at the end of last year with a friend of mine, Tania Baron and her team of Beachbody Coaches and I challenged them to write down their 60 WANTS. Yes, 60 WANTS. So it’s been some time and I wanted to follow up with them and see what they came up with and what they learned.
So if I asked YOU the same question, some of you might think, “Shaun I can’t come up with 10 wants!”. If that’s you, GOOD, let’s work on that! If you do know what your 60 Wants are then I challenge you with, what are you doing about those wants? How important are they? How do you let what you WANT out of life, steer you in the direction you need to go? Do you give up? Is your job the job you WANT? Is your marriage the one you WANT? Are you willing to put the work in to get what you WANT? Let’s talk about it, part one of “What Are Your 60 Wants”. Just so you know, I give you some homework to do at the end before you move onto Part 2….let’s Trust and Believe…in what you WANT.
My spring cleaning conversation continues this week and if any point in this life in you find yourself constantly competing with someone – you are on a constant path of LOSS.
I have to say – I never EVER speak only to try to make a point. I am constantly 100% speaking from the core of who I am. I never try to have pointless conversation because I just don’t have the time. I have been through too much pain in my life to try to mask anything and I am sure you have endured your own at some point or another.
But this is about more than that. This is about digging deep and getting rid of the evils of your past that can hold you back. At the end of the day the belief that you can make it to the next second has to be deep within you. I can give you the tools you need to succeed but if there is any doubt in your mind its not going to happen – it wont. SO HOW ARE YOU MOVING FORWARD?
You need to trust yourself that once you have it in your mind you can and will move on to the next level. Because WHO’S STOPPING YOU?! Who is telling you NO? When the past means nothing but the past you will fly because there is no weight holding you down.
The only way to move forward is to heal yourself from those wounds and really pull yourself through. So what are you going to do about it?
I remember two episodes we did a year ago and I wanted to repeat them for those that did hear it and need a reminder and those that are new and never heard it before. It’s the time of year where you hear a lot about “Spring Cleaning”, well today we’re going to do some “Spring Cleaning for Your Soul”.
Do you have something that takes you to another level? Something that really brings out your passion? For me, that thing is music. It is the one thing that makes me feel as if I am in a whole other world and it genuinely cleanses my soul. What does it mean to have YOUR soul cleansed?
Today I speak to Ross Michaels and Jordan Battiste of Park Avenue Artists about their feelings on music and the journey they believe it takes them on. A journey that is universal yet unique. There is a certain connection people have with the music they chose to listen to. The lyrics and melody can bring something out that their own words may not – and one may find themselves listening to the soundtracks of their lives.
Just as if you were playing your favorite album, you can go through this list of tips we created that if followed, can become the “soundtrack” to your life:
Trust and Believe Spring cleaning for the soul:
- Find time for yourself
- Separate the chatter
- Don’t let people take advantage of you
- Find your threshold
Make sure you are not just a yes man. Staying out of that red zone of continuously trying to please others over yourself can not only be exhausting, but you can lose yourself. Even if you have the burning desire to help everyone you need to stay within your zone of giving.
Make sure the insides of your soul stay pure – by your own doing.
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Who are you….when the lights are off? Who are you in the inside when and if you’re not pretending to be what everyone else wants you to be? What if I showed you a little exercise that you can do, called your “Fade to Black Moment” that would allow you to explore that part of you that you may or may not be hiding. For some of you, it may be the first time you have ever even discovered this part of you, but we all have it. Sit back and Trust and Believe….and let’s Fade to Black together.
So today I ask you this; “Are the odds stacked up because of you?”. Meaning is that thing that you don’t want to deal with, whether it’s weight, an issue with your spouse, whatever it is….are you dealing with it? Or are you allowing it to grow like mold in your life and letting it continue to fester and cause more and more issues for you? Today we’re going to examine that and see how much bread you have stuffed in your container. Sit back and let’s Trust and Believe together people.
Two things about today’s podcast, first I recorded a conversation with Scott about the importance that people put on the number on the scale and how you shouldn’t. Second, it led me to think about the topic of “Rome Wasn’t Built in a Day” theory and how A LOT of you out there have lost touch with that concept. So please sit back and relax….Trust and Believe and let’s rebuild YOU and realize what the finish-line for you really is!
So I need to put a disclaimer on this episode; I’m going to ask you, if possible, to listen to this tonight or before you go to bed, a time when you can be alone and quiet and just listen. This podcast is about helping you wind down at the end of the day and really get in-tuned with your body and mind and prepare yourself for the next day. I’m going to walk you through my process of how I shut it down at the end of the day and what I go through in my mind to prepare myself for tomorrow. Trust and Believe, tomorrow is going to be amazing because of what you do tonight.
Today, I revisited an Instagram post where I asked what it was you needed from me to help you on your journey and the responses were amazing. So today I answered as many of them as I could and will come back to this post again…trust and believe. Today tho, I talk about how to get started, eating disorders, fibromyalgia, how eating healthy IS NOT expensive and so much more. Sit back and let’s Trust and Believe in you, a little more today.
DIG DEEPER. Many of you know this as my tag line and some key words of motivation from Shaun T, but did you know the reason behind those two strong words?
Dig deeper goes back years for me, when I was going through a weight loss journey of my own. But trust and believe that those words do not ONLY pertain to your fitness regimen. We have to learn to dig deeper in our every day life because if we don’t, we are just standing still. We are settling. We are not pushing to be the BEST that we can be.
I’m so excited to say that in today’s podcast we introduce a few new segments! One of them being Listener InteractShaun; where I listen in to your voicemails, read your tweets and respond to YOU! Today we hear a listeners story of being stuck in a toxic relationship and what it took for her to DIG DEEPER and push forward in her own life. Listen in and enjoy!
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