Mon, 27 February 2017
Hey hey! Welcome to episode 227 of Life on Fire. Hey hey! Welcome to episode 227 of Life on Fire. Today’s show is a personal one for me and was a tough show to make and share with you. A lot of people struggle with their weight and I have been one of them.
I felt like I was out of integrity with Life on Fire and our mission because every other area of life has been on fire for me and my wife. Our marriage, our business, our finances, our friendships and our faith have all been amazing - but my health and my weight have always been a battle for me. My weight has gone up and done for most of my life, until recently when I decided to change all of that using the same five step process I use for my clients.
Listen in to today’s episode to hear how I’m achieving Life on Fire-worthy health and fitness, and how my commitment to maintain it! Whether you struggle with your weight, your love life, your finances or any other area this process will work for you too.
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As I said earlier making this show was a bit tough! It was a little embarrassing, to be honest because I believe having a life on fire is about having the whole picture: being healthy, having a great marriage, great relationships, having a successful business, and being wealthy.
I had all of that except my health. My weight has been up and down and up and down since I was kid and I was constantly stressing out about it; it consistently bothered me and I tried diet after diet after diet.
But Megan helped me see I needed to shift my lifestyle; she suggested I use the same process we teach our clients and apply it to my weight and my health. And she challenged me to do a men's physique competition. Megan says she did so because she knew I'd have to put in the work and I'd see the results when I did. She wanted me to be happy and feel good about myself.
My first thought was this is a totally crazy idea - it's the furthest thing from my comfort zone! But after my initial reaction I knew this was an opportunity to get results and most importantly, shift my entire lifestyle. Thirty days of another diet wasn't going to do it, I knew it was time for real change.
The process Megan was talking about is one we have used to help our clients achieve their goals and dreams. We’ve also both used this process in our lives and together in our marriage so it was time for me apply it to my weight and my health.
1. Create your vision.
Come up with a vision for what you want. You have to get clear on it, and how you’re going to commit to it. You have to have actions in place to reach your vision, and attach a big why to your vision, something that pulls you to take those actions and make your vision a reality. Megan helped me get clear on mine and part of my why is to be healthy for her and our baby Aidan.
2. Public declaration.
Declare your vision publicly and include an end date for your vision. By when are you going to achieve it?
For me I went on Facebook and posted a before photo of mine along with my public declaration that I was going to compete in a men’s fitness competition by March 18. There was no wiggle room after that!
Now think about it for yourself: what do you want, what is your vision? Can you make a public declaration of it and say by when you'll have it? Then go do it!
3. Write your letter to yourself.
This letter is so important because it makes the declaration real. Write your letter as if you have already achieved your vision, as if it has already happened. Read it in the morning, the evening and any time you need a pick-me-up. It's there to encourage you and for you to know these things are going to happen.
Your letter also trains your subconscious mind: the subconscious doesn't know the difference between a vividly imagined experience and real life. So make it vivid! Be sure to put in emotions and make it vivid: include sights, sounds, smells, make it clear as if you are there experiencing it!
4. Resource up.
Whatever you want to achieve means you have to become a different person to achieve it, and you also need new and different resources around you to help you. For me it looked like signing up for fitness competition, hiring a health coach to tell me what to eat and what to do at the gym.
What resources do you need for your vision? Go out and get them!
5. Choose faith over fear.
Every single day there will be challenges thrown your way, be prepared for them with your resources, your letter and your faith.
I’ve encountered plenty of challenges since publicly declaring my fitness competition vision. The first week after starting my challenge I was rear-ended on the way to the gym. Then once I got into the swing of things our baby Aidan arrived six weeks early - that was a major change of plans! But that's life, it brings challenges your way so you have to adopt a mindset of faith over fear.
I've had lots of fears about this fitness challenge, but I always come back to my letter and choose to believe I can do this and it is possible. That alone will help me achieve this, and it will help you too.
Today’s show is something I wanted to share this with you because I am in the middle of this journey and I want you to see firsthand how this works. I am going to be #1 at this thing and I’m going to maintain my health and fitness - and I wanted you to be there on the journey with me.
I also want to encourage you to get the full training at lifeonfirewebinar.com. We take this five step process, drill it down and personalize it so you can create a 2017 action vision plan. We teach you how to put this into your life and achieve what you want. No strings attached, it’s all free for you at LifeonFireWebinar.com.
This process has worked for us in our lives and in the lives of countless people we've trained and coached. Join us! Step up to your vision for your very own life on fire right now.
Direct download: 227_Why-I-Am-Competing-in-a-Fitness-Competition-5-Steps-to-Achieving-Any-Vision.mp3
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Mon, 20 February 2017
Hey hey! Welcome to episode 226 of Life on Fire. Today we've got a unique show for you! Instead of Nick or a guest of Nick's, I am here: the first lady of Life on Fire, Megan Unsworth. I’m sharing my very first experience preaching at our church, C3. The preach is called I Am Worthy and it is my personal testimony of finding God.
Today’s show is about how this experience literally changed the course of my life and how you can find your own purpose, and worthiness too. It’s all here on episode 226 of Life on Fire!
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At 24 I was in a direct sales jewelry company that was Christian-based. At their rallies and monthly meetings they talked openly about God and His love. I was open-minded and curious so I asked one of the leaders of my group if I could attend church with them. The leader said yes and I attended church for the next few months.
One Sunday they did altar call and with a fast-beating heart I raised my hand and accepted God into my life. But here's the kicker: I thought of myself as “Christian”, but I wasn’t fully living a Christina life. I had one foot in the kingdom and one foot in real life, and by one foot in the kingdom I mean one pinky toe!
The people I was surrounded by didn't serve me, and I knew it but I hadn't fully committed my life over to God yet. So I went to church every Sunday, and that was it. It was like a "checkmark" - I wasn't with God the rest of the week.
Instead, I sought man's approval. I was the girl who always had to be in a relationship. When one ended I went right into another one. The reason I was doing that was my abandonment issues: my father committed suicide when I was 8 and my mother left when I was only 3 months old.
After my father died I was raised by my grandparents and aunts and uncles. It was a great life but that little girl who lost her parents so young still longed for relationships. I sought that out in romantic relationships. I ended up in relationships that didn't always serve me and I didn't always serve them; it reached a breaking point when I heard the words I don't love you and I never will.
My confidence was so low at that point, it was rock bottom for me.
Until I found C3 through the Hubbards. I saw their marriage and how God was at the center of it all; I was inspired by it, and vowed to have the same in my life. Ever since that day - four years ago - I have been in attendance at C3!
Shortly after meeting the Hubbards and joining C3, I went to a Cherish conference. The pastor prophesied over me and told me I am a child of God. God is my Father and He loves me, He wants me to stay on the path and not do things on my own. He loves me unconditionally and will show me the way.
In that moment I finally understood I had a father, and a daddy in heaven who will never forsake me. I knew I had found my worthiness, God made no mistakes when He created me or any of us. He saved me from a downward spiral and I regained my self-worth through Christ.
And that is my message for you too: you are worthy. Through God you are saved from your enemies, including yourself! Those negative thoughts, the comparisons and the not-good-enough moments, they can creep into your future.
God created you to be bigger, dream bigger and have a vision that He created for your life. God has not given you a spirit of fear, but a spirit of power, love, and sound mind. God doesn't want any of us to live in fear, He wants us to live with the power of the Holy Spirit. To have love in our hearts and peace in our minds.
Once I understood that and reclaimed my worthiness through Him, I declared I would find the love of my life. I started praying for him and God brought me Nick.
On Sept 18, 2015 we were married and have surrendered it all to God: our life, marriage, business, finances, and family. Life isn't always easy for us but with God there is always an ease.
I am now more on purpose than I have ever been in my life and I will forever praise God for that.
I knows I am worthy of love, abundance and a life God has called me to and so are you. Like our beautiful son Aidan, who was born six weeks early but is perfect and blessed in every way, you too are a child of God.
Hear about our journey with Aidan and more on this episode of Life on Fire.
Mon, 13 February 2017
Hey hey! Welcome to episode 225 of Life on Fire. If you’re like most people you’ve set goals, you’ve probably even been really excited about your goals. But if you’re also like most people, you haven’t achieved ever goal you’ve created for yourself.
Why don’t goals always work for everyone? Because they’re not as strong as declarations. After working with high performers, big-time achievers, and Navy SEALs, I found a five step process to achieving anything you want for yourself and your life.
On episode 225 of Life on Fire you’ll hear the process explained step by step; you’ll also hear how I’m currently using it for my health, and you’ll have access to a resource that will help you implement this process into your life right now!
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If you’ve set goals in the past and haven’t achieved them, you’ve probably also spent some time examining why they didn’t work. There’s a very simple reason: goals don’t carry much weight.
Think about it - is it ever someone’s goal to be faithful in their marriage? Heck no! Would you want to marry someone who said that to you? Of course not! You want to marry someone who will declare their faithfulness, and declare it in front of your friends, family and other loved ones.
Do you see the difference? A declaration is far more powerful than a goal. I’ve seen it in my clients’ lives and I’ve witnessed it in my own life.
With that in mind and based on research with Navy SEALs, celebrities and other high performers, we’ve come with a new model for achieving declarations. There’s a five step process to making your declaration a reality and we explain each step on today’s episode.
1. Step one is to start with your vision and get clear on it. What is that you want to achieve in your life? What does your life look like when you do? Think of all the areas of your life from your health to your love life to your business and finances to your overall lifestyle - what do you have in all of those areas? When you’re clear on that then move on to step two.
2. Step two is to declare it publicly so it carries weight. When you tell others what you are doing it keeps you on the hook for it! Be sure your declaration has a timestamp on it - by when are you going to achieve the thing you’ve set out to do?
I did this recently with my health and weight: I declared publicly that I am competing in a men's fitness competition! Megan encouraged me to declare it, she wanted it to be challenging for me so I could set the habits for a healthy lifestyle. Now that I’ve declared it it means I have to follow through! And I will do so at my competition on March 18th.
3. Step three is writing a letter. This is key! You are writing this as if it has already happened: the emotions you feel, embody those feelings and write that in your letter.
Then read it every morning when you wake up, and before you go to bed. Train your subconscious mind to believe this has happened. Your subconscious mind doesn't know the difference between pretend and reality. Reading it every day keeps you fired up and on track.
4. Step four is resource up. This means getting books that will help you, getting coaching, joining groups, etc. Do whatever you can to get yourself to become the person who will achieve that vision and make your declaration real.
5. And finally step five is choosing faith over fear. Life is going to throw you so many obstacles, but keep the faith. You will probably get some big monkey wrenchs thrown at you along the way but choose faith. Reading your letter twice a day, and relying on your resources will help you choose faith over fear.
Using this five step process I have taught over 2500 people to get what they want: to have better health, happier marriages and relationships, more money, bigger and more successful businesses, all of it.
In fact, Megan and I are so passionate about this training that we are teaching this on an upcoming webinar. If you are setting resolutions and goals and aren't achieving them, what are you going to do differently to get different results? Take a stand for yourself and your life right now, check out lifeonfirewebinar.com for free access to the full, intensive training and then get living your Life on Fire!
Fri, 3 February 2017
Hey hey! Welcome to episode 224 of Life on Fire. We all know the importance of taking action, but what happens when you’ve been put through the ringer? Are you still able to take those bold actions and say yes to your dreams?
Our guest for today did and it’s made all the difference in his life. Michael O’Neal of The Solopreneur Hour joins us for this episode of Life on Fire. In this interview from our Life on Fire event, Michael shares his journey from losing both his parents in the same year to launching one of the top business podcasts on the market today.
Listen to episode 224 of Life on Fire to hear the courageous action he took along the way and how his life is excelling as a result today.
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In 2007, Michael’s life changed drastically when both of his parents died. His dad’s death wasn’t a surprise, but his mom’s was a shock. The loss of both of them in the same year was devastating; he lost his home, his cars, his retirement and savings, all of it. He describes that time in his life like the opening scene from Private Ryan - chaos reigned everywhere.
The next year he met a guy who he had hoped would become his mentor, Michael was looking for a way to make money and get out of survival mode. This guy, who was a billionaire, said he want to help Michael but he had so much chaos in his life that he never had a chance to properly mourn his losses.
Michael broke down and cried for the first time since his parents’ deaths, and then made the decision to take his parents' ashes to Europe, something he had always wanted to do for them while they were alive but he never got the chance.
So he put his parents in a parmesan cheese shaker (yes you read that right) and for four months he spread their ashes around Europe. He took them to The Vatican, the beaches of Normandy, etc.
On the way back from Europe, he had $14 in his bank account and nothing else. He was 37, and began to think about what was next for me. It was then that he had the realization he never wanted to work for a dollar again in his life.
He didn't know what he wanted to do next, but he knew what he didn’t want to do. So he began saying yes to whatever came along! He said yes and found a lot of great opportunities. He joined a network marketing company and started doing social media for them, one day finding himself on stage with them.
That experience led him to launching The Kick Ass Life with David Wood, a podcast that quickly became one of the top 10 podcasts in the self-help arena.
Michael was behind the scenes doing all the production, while David was the host. One fateful episode David was climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro and wasn't available, Michael jumped in and recorded a show.
He liked it, and thought it was something he should do. His hunch was confirmed when other people wrote in telling him the same thing.
Not long after, in August of 2013, Michael launched his own show, The Solopreneur Hour. It was a hit almost immediately and he says there are multiple reasons for its success, one of which was being the right show at the right time.
During this interview, he encourages everyone to not give up if they don’t have the same kind of success right away. He frames it this way: if you are blogging, tweeting, vlogging, or podcasting then you are part of media. You are a broadcaster of some sort, and that means you are in a vast marketplace. Not everyone will resonate with what you offer so you may have to try a few avenues before you find your groove.
On this show, he also explains why you have to meet your audience where they are at and he gives an example of how they have started doing this with a podcast he co-hosts with Hines Ward (Hines is a former football player and Super Bowl MVP with the Pittsburgh Steelers).
Michael also shares the power of permission with your audience and why monetizing should not be the first thing on your mind when starting a new venture. You’ll hear all of that and more on the 224th episode of Life on Fire!
Direct download: 224_Taking-Courageous-Action-with-Michael-O_Neal.mp3
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