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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/

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

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/

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

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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EP050: 10 Big Ideas On How To Develop Culture That Breeds Success, Growth, Purpose And Results

What do the most successful companies and organizations in the world do that makes their teams work so well together and succeed? Is it just a “fluke” that some companies do better than others, or is there more to it?

From my studies and insight I share the clarifying power of cheesy catchphrases, the necessity of feeling safe (when developing ideas with a team) and how you can use the energy of crisis to crystallize purpose in your company, team or organization.

All successful groups (no matter how seemingly different they are on the outside) operate off an identical algorithm on the inside. The formula is clear, repeatable and applicable to your life/business. Dive into the principles and methods that you can apply to make your tribe function better and succeed.

IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL LEARN:

  • Why psychological safety and the answer to the question “Am I safe here?” are important factors that decide whether your business or team can work together and succeed long-term
  • The principles and tactics that have helped my favorite sports team (the San Antonio Spurs) become the most successful sports team in the past 20 years – despite having equal talent to other teams
  • The reason you must admit to your weaknesses and how doing so will improve your team
  • Why your team needs to see the connections between their current work, bigger picture long-term results and their future within the group – and the steps to make that happen
  • What Pixar, the Navy Seals and every other successful group does that is painful and yet necessary for smooth co-operation and success
  • Why inspiration is nowhere near as important as ___________ and the unique way you can work this into your business to get ahead of the competition
  • How Kindergartners beat top level executives and CEO’s in a challenge called “tallest tower” and the lesson that is crucial if you want to be able to beat other organizations with less resources and knowledge
  • What Harry Nyquist and Rochi Givechy did to make everyone consider them the super-power for their company, and how to do it in yours
  • How a restaurant super mogul turned a near catastrophe into the catalyst that made his company into the industry leader it is today, and how you can turn tragedy into triumph

LINKS AND RESOURCES:
Vigor Ground Fitness: www.VigorGroundFitness.com
Luka Hocevar YouTube (Subscribe Now)
Book: The Culture Code – The Secrets of Highly Successful Groups (Daniel Coyle)
Luka Hocevar Instagram (Follow)

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EP049: Why No Tactic Or Strategy Will Ever Work In Your Life Or Business Until You Change This

The majority of the online space is made up of brands, businesses and people pitching you the best method, tactic and strategy to help you change your body, build your business, generate more leads, improve your health, or whatever else you’re looking for. It’s not that the methods and strategies they’re sharing don’t matter. They just won’t work unless you don’t change your belief system first.

After working with 1,000’s of clients both in the world of fitness and in the world of business, along with studying behavior change and the science and biology of belief, I wanted to share some insights that will help you breakthrough the most important part of a successful transformation – your mindset.

IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL LEARN:

  • How to change your internal stories so that they better facilitate your goals
  • Why millennials are more likely to achieve their goals than the older generation (over 60) and how this affects you
  • How cynicism becomes a self-protective behavior from past failures and why it might be the things that’s holding you back from achieving success
  • What Zappos, Flight and the 4-Minute Mile have in common and the key to your superpowers
  • The 4 dead giveaways that determine whether your beliefs are holding you back
  • Why you’re not great at building relationships and the change you can make to your limiting beliefs that will fix this
  • How to tell is social media is having a negative impact on your life
  • How to upgrade your beliefs and change the trajectory of your life
  • Why having the resources to do something may actually make you worse at your job/career
  • Why your past doesn’t equal the future UNLESS you make this ONE change

LINKS AND RESOURCES: 
Vigor Ground Fitness: www.VigorGroundFitness.com
Luka Hocevar YouTube (Subscribe Now)
Book: Best Year Ever – A 5 Step Plan For Achieving Your Most Important Goals by Michael Hyatt 
Luka Hocevar Instagram (Follow)

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

EP048: A Different Approach To Happiness and How To Make Your Days Better While Getting More Done In The Process

At the end of the day we’re all seeking more happiness. In this episode I share the secret to how you can significantly increase your happiness level, while teaching you how to become more productive and successful at the same time.

If you struggle to find happiness in your day-to-day life and would like to increase your productivity so that you can drive your career further and create more impact and profit, this is the episode for you.

HERE’S WHAT YOU’LL LEARN:

  • The truth about success and why the traditional teachings of it are making us miserable
  • Why success and happiness are not on the same line and how to put on a different lens so you can have both
  • Why you can search for happiness and how to actually achieve it
  • How to optimize your life and happiness with a simple exercise that will help you focus on the things that make you happy and eliminate the things that don’t
  • The happiness equation that will explain why you may be unhappy and how to change it
  • Thoughts vs. reality and suffering vs. pain, two concepts you must understand to help you change your present
  • The 5 states of thought and how to shift yourself to the ones that are aligned with what you want to feel and achieve
  • The 6 grand illusions and the 7 deadly blind spots and how they alter your reality and keep you unhappy
  • How thinking about life like a Super Mario game will turn your anxiety into excitement and help you take on challenges rather than run from them

LINKS AND RESOURCES:
Vigor Ground Fitness: www.VigorGroundFitness.com
Luka’s YouTube Channel (subscribe)
Book: Solve For Happy -Engineer Your Path To Joy (Mo Gawdat) 
Vigor Life Podcast (subscribe)
Luka Hocevar’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lukahocevar/

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

Detox From Diets: The Truth About Why Diets Fail And What To Do About It

I know your type…

You’re just like our client. You want to create lasting change with your body and not have the yo-yo effect and frustration of losing and gaining weight, looking and feeling amazing only to fall off because you couldn’t sustain the changes.

You want to be empowered and OWN the change that you have created.

But you don’t have all day to dedicate to fitness and nutrition.

You’re busy.

You don’t want to feel like you have to eat bland foods that are the same all the time and that your social life will get completely eliminated.

You want results and you don’t want to be sold B.S. You want the truth.

That’s why this post is for you.
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