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EP060: Creating Relationships To Upgrade Your Life and Spheres of Control

 
Have you ever created an assessment of who you’re around and how they affect your mood, behaviors, and energy? Assessing how the people you surround yourself with make you react/respond is crucial to not only the direction of your life, but also the quality of your experiences.

 
In this episode I explore the mindset around the reality that your life is strongly influenced by the people you choose to surround yourself with. I also share why I believe you have much more control over this than you think.

 
IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL LEARN:
– How you might be stopping yourself from growing and how to regain control
– How I was able to upgrade my life by surrounding myself with the “right” people (I share two experiences)
– Why/how we tend to take inventory of the wrong things in our lives and how to assess if you’re putting too much weight on the wrong things
– Why deliberately choosing who you surround yourself with is a super power
– How you may be unknowingly moving away from your goals, and how to fix this
– The three spheres of control and how they are a blind spot in your road to success
– How shifting things from one sphere to another can reduce your stress, and anxiety, while improving your ability action taking (I share a three step process that will help you make things happen in your life)
– A method that will help you determine your path to surrounding yourself with the right people (so you can live your best life and grow your business)

 
LINKS AND RESOURCES:
Vigor Ground Fitness and Performance: www.VigorGroundFitness.com
Vigor Life Podcast (iTunes): https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/vigor-life-podcast/id1180256583?mt=2
Luka Hocevar YouTube Channel (Subscribe): https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQ29YcBh-g6onRujX3wD_XA?view_as=subscriber
Luka Hocevar Instagram (Follow): https://www.instagram.com/lukahocevar/ Precision Nutrition: www.PrecisionNutrition.com
17 Lessons and Rules to Building Phenomenal Relationships That Enhance Your Life: http://vigorgroundfitness.com/ep015-17-lessons-rules-building-phenomenal-relationships-enhance-life/

EP059: Say Less, Ask More, and Change The Way You Coach and Lead

Everyone now knows that managers and leaders need to coach their people. There’s endless articles about it, yet hard to find actionable steps that outline HOW to become a good coach. Surprising given the fact that coaching continues to prove that it has  “markedly positive” affects on performance.

You’re probably not getting very effective coaching, and you’re probably not delivering very effective coaching. But the truth is if you have the right tools and resources it’s not that hard to change that. Really you just need to want to be better than what you are right now.

In this episode I share a framework that will help you become a better coach, whether it’s with your team, clients, bosses, family, or anyone else. Apply these steps today and see how you can improve on every level.

IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL LEARN:

  • The three vicious circles that plague your workplace and the solution to solve them
  • Why shifting the focus from “the fire” to who’s managing the fire is key to team success and how to make that shift
  • How to move from performance coaching to development coaching and why doing the former too much is the reason why people are leaving your team
  • The seven essential coaching questions and the step-by-step process that will allow you to start using them today to get better results
  • How taming “The Advice Monster” is critical if you’re ever going to lead and succeed as a coach
  • Why your advice is not as good as you think it is and why you should talk less and ask more
  • The five key things you need to build a coaching habit and how I use them in my gym, with my team and clients (both fitness and business coaching clients)

LINKS AND RESOURCES:
Vigor Ground Fitness and Performance: www.vigorgroundfitness.com
Vigor Life Podcast (iTunes): https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/vigor-life-podcast/id1180256583?mt=2
Luka Hocevar YouTube Channel (Subscribe): https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQ29YcBh-g6onRujX3wD_XA?view_as=subscriber
Luka Hocevar Instagram (Follow Me): https://www.instagram.com/lukahocevar/

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EP058: Why Fitness and Nutrition Are Failing Us and What To Do About It

Americans have become some of the most active humans in the world. In the last 20 years, there’s been a huge increase in gym memberships and people are training more than ever.  It may sound like things are (finally) headed in the right direction. The only thing is: they’re not.

Obesity continues to climb as do cardiovascular related diseases, while general health is declining. So what’s wrong? How does it relate to the lack of success in your body transformation?

This week I share the reasons behind the lack of transformation as related to your fitness, nutrition and lifestyle and give simple actionable steps to help you change and finally breakthrough the plateaus.

IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL LEARN:

  • How much people REALLY exercise and why it’s not enough… or is it?
  • Whether or not you’re training too much or too little
  • The study that shows the main reason people over eat and how to prevent it
  • Why changing this one factor in your lifestyle can help you get stronger, put on lean muscle, and lose body fat
  • Why the brain can only distribute so much energy, and why doing more may not make sense for you
  • How to improve your performance and why you’re focusing on the wrong one
  • The 5 success strategies that have nothing to do with training but will supercharge your performance
  • The “sweet spot” to training and how you find it
  • The reason you’re doing too much and how slowing down will help you speed up your results

LINKS AND RESOURCES:
Vigor Ground Fitness and Performance: http://www.vigorgroundfitness.com/
Vigor Life Podcast (iTunes): https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/vigor-life-podcast/id1180256583?mt=2
Luka Hocevar YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQ29YcBh-g6onRujX3wD_XA?view_as=subscriber
Luka Hocevar on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lukahocevar/
Luka’s Nutrition That Works (For Good) Presentation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LrEkovPNUbw&t=2s
How Sleep Changed My Body, Mind And Life and Strategies To Change Yours: http://vigorgroundfitness.com/ep017-sleep-changed-body-mind-life-15-strategies-change/
8 Weeks Out Bio-force Conditioning Certification: https://www.8weeksout.com/

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EP057: The Hidden Key To Having A More Committed Team, Clients and Business

After I got off my 16th strategy call for fitness business coaching this month, and hearing that one of the bottlenecks in their business was lack of commitment from coaches and clients, I realized I needed to shoot this podcast.

While it’s a possibility that coaches and clients are not as committed as you’d like them to be. It’s probable that the reason behind this is something else. It wasn’t that long ago that I tripped over my own truth when dealing with this mindset… later realizing that it was in my control to change it.

In this episode I discuss a hidden key that is crucial to have success in building trust, commitment, engagement and drive in your team.

IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL LEARN:

  • The true foundation of any business and why it’s one many owners skip – leading them to failure
  • The reason you’re most likely the bottleneck holding yourself back from your team rising to the highest performance
  • The story of the hen and the pig and how it relates to the leadership in your business
  • The 4 stages of awareness and why you won’t achieve success until you take control of the first two
  • Why commitment sometimes means making tough, uncomfortable and unpopular decisions
  • How to develop the gifts of your team to then develop the business

LINKS AND RESOURCES:
Vigor Ground Fitness and Performance: http://www.vigorgroundfitness.com/
Vigor Life Podcast (iTunes): https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/vigor-life-podcast/id1180256583?mt=2
Luka Hocevar YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQ29YcBh-g6onRujX3wD_XA?view_as=subscriber
Luka Hocevar Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lukahocevar/
Vigor Life Podcast w/ Martin Rooney: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/ep055-everyone-is-coach-how-to-become-great-at-it-w/id1180256583?i=1000415714573&mt=2

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EP056: 3 Big Lessons In Creating A Fulfilling Business, Relationships And Life


I have been in the gym business for almost a decade in a half. After reflecting deeply on where I am right now, I realized that there are some key principles and lessons (that I’ve learned along the way) that are crucial to not only building your vision long-term, but also to enjoying the journey along the way.

Some of the lessons come in the realm of personal mindset. Others come from creating deeper connections with others and helping people win. While others are actionable leadership strategies that you can implement into your business.

This week I explore them all.

IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL LEARN:

  • Why doing fulfilling work and the people you’re doing it with are the secret to long-term success and happiness
  • Why I spend 10-15 hours a week meeting people for breakfast, lunch and dinner — and how it has helped me create a super network
  • What “listen to yourself less and talk to yourself more” means, and how this concept is a game changer when it comes to taking action on your purpose rather than holding back because of your fears
  • How every person has a sign on their forehead that says _______ and how this is the secret to engagement, connection, and improving results with your team and clients
  • The 3 levels of conscious leadership and living and how to go from one that is holding you back, to one that is empowering you to live your best life
  • How your expectations shape happiness and unhappiness in life. I share the happiness equation
  • Why going from “to me” to “by me” is the key to creating meaningful work and relationships
  • How building from fear, even if you build success, will make you more afraid of losing it, all. I’ll also teach you how to change
  • Why you might be creating from scarcity instead of abundance and how to build a legacy
  • How the only way to create the greatest work is through love, not fear

LINKS AND RESOURCES:
Vigor Ground Fitness and Performance: www.vigorgroundfitness.com
Vigor Life Podcast (iTunes): https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/vigor-life-podcast/id1180256583?mt=2
Luka Hocevar YouTube Channel: www.youtube.com/channel/UCQ29YcBh-g6onRujX3wD_XA?view_as=subscriber
Luka Hocevar Instagram: www.instagram.com/lukahocevar/

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EP055: Everyone Is A Coach And How To Become Great At It w/ Martin Rooney

Do you believe that you’re a coach? Do you believe becoming a better coach would help you improve your business, family, profits, and lifestyle – not to mention how much you enjoy what you do?

I certainly do, and it’s at the foundation of all my businesses. This time around I sit down with my friend and one of the people that’s influenced me more than anyone else — to become the greatest coach I can be — Training for Warriors founder, Martin Rooney.

After hosting the Coaching Greatness course at Vigor Ground we dove into principles of personal growth and becoming a great coach and fulfilling your potential in every area of life.

IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL LEARN:

  • Why Martin loves coming out to Seattle and the lesson you must learn to become a super connector as well as super connected
  • How flying in a helicopter around Seattle turned from something with fear associated to it into an amazing experience
  • The secret ingredient missing in most businesses and one that no one taught you about in school
  • Listening to yourself is killing your dreams and what you should do about it
  • 3 principles of coaching greatness and why you’ll never fulfill your potential without applying them
  • Why you should travel more and make a focused effort to connect with people you want to learn from
  • What’s difficult is scarce and what’s scarce is valuable; why growing your business is simple and learning this lesson will give you a competitive advantage
  • How to create a business that is different and unique based on what will stand the test of time (even if the internet goes down and there’s no more social media)

LINKS AND RESOURCES:
Training For Warriors: http://www.trainingforwarriors.com/
Coaching Greatness Course: https://www.trainingforwarriors.com/coaching-greatness/
Martin Rooney Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/themartinrooney/
Vigor Ground Fitness and Performance: http://www.vigorgroundfitness.com/
Vigor Life Podcast (iTunes): https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/vigor-life-podcast/id1180256583?mt=2
Luka Hocevar YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQ29YcBh-g6onRujX3wD_XA?view_as=subscriber
Luka Hocevar Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lukahocevar/

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EP054: How To Live A Better Life – 37 Lessons In 37 Years On Earth

A couple of weeks ago I turned 37. While I was sitting there on my birthday I was suddenly overwhelmed by a feeling that I needed to document the life lessons I have learned over the years. So I did. Staying up to the wee hours of the morning to write them out.

I didn’t think much about it but then, but when I sent out my list of lessons to Vigor’s email subscribers, I got an overwhelming response from people expressing how much my life lessons had helped them. Well, I decided to dig a little deeper into the subject. These are the 37 lessons I’ve leaned in my 37 years on earth.

IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL LEARN:

  • How you can become your most powerful self by telling the truth and stopping your lies
  • Why you should consider changing your nutrition to become the best human you can be
  • Squat lighter, deadlift heavier, cycle loads and do more single leg work and you’ll be more muscular, less injured, and more athletic
  • What “Movement Hygiene” is and how it can change your mornings and your low back
  • How to become the director of your own movie and stop making excuses
  • Why helping someone achieve their dreams will fulfill yours
  • The secret to having the greatest mentors in the world for just a measly couple of bucks
  • How to become a better cook and get leaner while raising your relationship stock

LINKS AND RESOURCES:
Vigor Ground Fitness and Performance: http://www.vigorgroundfitness.com/
Vigor Life Podcast (iTunes): https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/vigor-life-podcast/id1180256583?mt=2
Luka Hocevar YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQ29YcBh-g6onRujX3wD_XA?view_as=subscriber
Luka Hocevar Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lukahocevar/
Detox From Diets Blog Post: http://vigorgroundfitness.com/detox-diets-truth-diets-fail/
Luka’s Mobility Exercises: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JgkL4kyD9vA&t=128s

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EP053: The Nutrition Principles For A Successful Body Transformation I Share With Our Clients | Part 1

When we offer intro programs to give people the opportunity to try out Vigor Ground Fitness and Performance I often include a live nutrition seminar. In this seminar, I cover the nutrition basis to teach people the principles that will help them take control of their transformation. I’m not taking for a short time, but for good.

I’m going to share these principles with you so you can apply them to yourself and/or your clients and start making changes right away.

IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL LEARN:

  • The vicious cycle that keeps people stuck in the weight loss and weight gain loop and how to break it
  • The habits of highly healthy, lean, and high performing individuals; follow these and take control of your transformation
  • Why the leanest and healthiest people do NOT follow advanced nutrition strategies and actually have less stress and overwhelm with food
  • A lesson in how just one habit change helped people achieve 4x the fat loss over a group taking on advanced strategies
  • The step-by-step principles we’ve used at Vigor Ground to help clients change their lifestyle and nutrition without adding a ton of stress to their already busy lives
  • The drag and drop strategy to making your meals, keeping them delicious and in line with your goals
  • Strategies to make life and body transformation much easier

LINKS AND RESOURCES:

Vigor Ground Fitness and Performance: www.VigorGroundFitness.com
Vigor Life Podcast (iTunes): https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/vigor-life-podcast/id1180256583?mt=2
Luka Hocevar YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQ29YcBh-g6onRujX3wD_XA?view_as=subscriber
Luka Hocevar Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lukahocevar/
Detox From Diets Blog Post: http://vigorgroundfitness.com/detox-diets-truth-diets-fail/

Thanks so much for joining me this week. Have some feedback that you’d like to share? Leave me a review on iTunes.

EP052: 15 Principles To Overcome Your Biggest Obstacles And Turn Theory Into Action

At many points in our lives we face resistance and obstacles. Some smaller than others. How we deal with these obstacles determines not only our success, but also the quality of our life.

I’ve coached thousands of clients to physical transformations and hundreds of gym owners to growing their gyms and creating a sustainable, profitable, and perennial business; and the key to each ones success were the principles I’m going to share with you today.

Overcoming obstacles breaks down into how we perceive things, how we act in the face of the obstacle, what we learn in defeat and failure and how we use that to grow.

Learn and master these principles and put them into action and your obstacles will become the stepping stones to growth and achieving your goals.

IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL LEARN:

  • Why struggle can be one of the most powerful catalysts in your life
  • What Rubin “Hurricane” Carter can teach us about personal power and overcoming the toughest situations life can throw at you
  • How some people can steady their nerves in the toughest of situations – I’ll teach you their “secret” strategy
  • Why your emotions are your greatest gift and how to use them to get what you want most out of life
  • How becoming objective about situations can help you overcome even the toughest obstacles in work and life
  • One drill that will help you release the stress associated with your life struggles
  • How to zone out of all the problems in your life and zone in on the action that will help you achieve success
  • What Steve Jobs did and why you should emulate him
  • The lesson from Theodore Roosevelt that gave me a push to start another business

LINKS AND RESOURCES:

Vigor Ground Fitness and Performance: www.VigorGroundFitness.com
Vigor Life Podcast (iTunes): https://goo.gl/8GBrDh
Luka Hocevar YouTube Channel: https://goo.gl/6GjqoA
Luka Hocevar Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lukahocevar/
Book: The Obstacle Is The Way (Ryan Holiday): https://goo.gl/ThzPtC 

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EP051: The Four Things You Must Address To Change Your Body (Or Anything Else) That Few Coaches Talk About – Part One

It’s important for information/content to be produced that helps people physically transform. Yet, the X’s and O’s of “this vs. that food” isn’t helping people create meaningful change. A fact proven by statistics.

Because of this I wanted to start (and continue) producing episodes that dig deeper into the reasons WHY people are having trouble changing their body; while creating awareness, insight, as well as actionable “next steps” around coaching conversations that aren’t often had.

This episode is part one of a two part series where I dive into that strategies that we deploy at Vigor Ground (on a daily basis) to help them successfully move towards their goals—and keep those results long-term.

IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL LEARN:

  • Why knowing the X’s and O’s of nutrition will give you knowledge, but won’t facilitate your transformation
  • Why creating goals without “gravity” will ultimately leads to a rollercoaster of weight loss and weight gain (or lack of consistency in ANY other area of life)
  • How Identity and Values connect with your Goals to create the ultimate motivation— without the IVG method you’ll find yourself in a constant cycle of “lack of motivation”
  • How to use stress the RIGHT way and always progress while finding the “sweet spot” (most programs get this wrong and make people get stuck with their results even though they are working hard)
  • What balance really looks like in a real world example of someone who has had success with a body transformation
  • How to make sure you’re getting what you want out of your program (and not someone else’s goals!)
  • What deceptive messages are and why knowing what food to eat won’t help if you don’t figure this out and break the loop
  • Why you shouldn’t try to eliminate bad habits, but rather work on __________ (science shows this works MUCH better)
  • What your day is really like and how to find the most powerful insights to own your day, and your transformation

LINKS AND RESOURCES:

Vigor Ground Fitness and Performance: www.VigorGroundFitness.com
Vigor Life Podcast (SUBSCRIBE NOW)
Luka Hocevar YouTube Channel (SUBSCRIBE NOW)
Luka Hocevar Instagram (FOLLOW)

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