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Garden Growth

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Still back in hometown Shepparton for this week. Currently writing this message for you in the beautiful garden my mum has created over the past 18 years. It’s amazing to see the growth of this place. So much hard work (and deep love) has been put into this every single one of the plants. I remember when I was young and growing up here. Seems like a lifetime ago. Playing football like I was...

[Cutting through the Noise // Part 1]

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Tired of endless confusion via so called ‘gurus’, I will be sharing some clear cut information in regards to simplifying the messages you’re exposed to. These are kept purposely short.   ***Today’s lesson: Business Basics***   The four most important questions you need inside your business:   1. What do we sell? The best businesses have 3 tiers of products available to the...

Hometown Heros

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Back in my home town as we speak. Back here for a week to look after my Mum’s (incredible) garden while she is away on holiday with her partner and some of our family in Tasmania. It’s a rural town in central Victoria that around 30,000 people call home, called Shepparton. It’s funny, you know…I walk the streets, like nothing much has changed. Yet at the same time, they...

The Overflow Effect

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There is a little known secret that when discovered, can make a BIG impact within your life. Some call it the ‘domino’ effect, but I like to call it the ‘Overflow’ effect. Basically, we all have a ‘master key’ that can be used to unlock many different areas of our lives. If we consider health (which I will use in this example), there are what I call ‘the...

Inside My Head – This mornings journal entry (with explainations)

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I am posting this because I thought it might be interesting for you to read. Not from an ego point of view (although I accept some might see it that way) but from the point of view to: Educate people on the process of jorunalling – which has truly saved my life more than once. Help you unlock the creative powers of your mind Discover some of the inner workings of not just “what”...

The After Burn

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When you perform interval based cardio, with high intensity bursts of energy, something amazing happens. Not only will you get a great workout during the session, but for the 24 hours following, you will continue to shred fat. This same principle goes for a really good question, session or service delivery with your client. I call it the After burn. When you’re able to deliver an exception...

The Power of Small

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Not everything has to be done, BIG. What would you rather: 3 people who would die for you, or 1,000 that would get out of the way? There is great power in small. Not just power though, impact too. I am currently writing my second book (to be released mid 2018). It’s an exciting journey (as always) but also a challenging one. After reading some amazing books which were no more than 100...

68,367

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68,367 words written. 111 continuous days. 398 hours of work in a general, vague, rough direction. And today was the day that my new book finally came together. The structure, the chapters, the flow all presented themselves at 9am this morning. There’s still a ways to go, but today will be remembered for a long, long time. Take that, Resistance. I’ve killed you (for now). Until next...

A (handwritten) Christmas Story – MUST Read

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As we were out walking my dog today, we saw a note on the side of a vacant building. Thinking this was probably just a vacancy notice from a previous tenant thanking the community for their support we nearly walked past. On these three pages, is a moving story and a deeply touching insight into something we can all learn from. I have recreated “Tooth the Scarf”‘s (hope...

Facing Facebook – Introduction to Social Comparison Psychology

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Was reading an interesting article in a Scientific American article the other day and wanted to share it with you. It was all about the affects of Social media on our psychology and society. Inside the article it explains something called “social desirability” – which is the way we make things look on social media as opposed to the reality of our lives. Where it gets interesting...

Isn’t it about time?

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  I was asked recently at the gym, what were my ‘big’ plans for 2018? I was actually stumped. I didn’t have big plans that need to be completed in 2018. I just have a plan. That plan is simple…my life plan is simply to act, do, be and live in alignment with my mission to serve others as an educator and leader. And while I do think there are ways to harness the...

Five

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As with each year, 2018 brings with it 365 new sunrises (and sunsets) for you to use how you wish.  While not a major fan of ‘new years resolutions’, I do think the start of the year brings with it a certain renewed energy that can indeed help you reset, ready for a big year. In this article, I want to explore my top 5’s for 2017 across a variety of different topics. As you...

3 ways to kickstart your 2018

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I wanted to send you a quick note to get you prepared and ready to dominate 2018 with me. Over the past two months, I’ve been on a social media hiatus. It’s been brilliant to remove myself from the comparison trap and (sometimes) time-wasting disease that is social media – of course, there are good elements to it as well, but the break was long overdue and much needed. I’m...

What I’ve Been Up To…

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Currently sitting in my new office, and wanted to take a moment to just stop and reflect. It’s just over a month since I entered a self-imposed Facebook hiatus, so I wanted to share a few insights I’ve gathered from this much needed break so you can level up your life and elevate things to a a new echelon. There are generally three questions people ask when I explain I am on a break from all...

Mark Ottobre – PT Prophet Podcast Episode 142 // Hosted by Hayden Wilson

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: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSMark Ottobre is the founder of Enterprise Fitness and Wolfpack Mentoring Program for Personal Trainers.
Great to have Mark back on for his third appearance on the podcast where we talk all things shop, Demartini and life.
You can reach Mark here – Facebook Page | Facebook Profile | Enterprise Website
You can purchase my new book here.

3 Minutes To Live

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Was having a coaching call this week with one of my friends, who asked me one of the most important questions I’ve ever been asked.   Imagine you are sitting on the edge of a cliff and watching the world come to an end. There are three minutes left for humanity and you are only able to do one thing..   In that very moment, with three minutes left for all existence, what are you doing..?  ...

Stop letting guilt get in the way!

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The more you learn, the more you realise certain things you’ve done might be considered mistakes. It’s easy to beat yourself up over these mistakes and go one step further to see them as being “character flaws”. This is the dangerous line we cross between guilt and shame. Guilt = I did something bad/wrong. Shame = I am bad/wrong. One is focused on a behaviour, the other is...

“Not Today, Not Any Day”

Went for a run last night, and wanted to share a quick story with you. I’d attempted a leg workout earlier in the day where squats were well below average. After 3 sets, I moved on and did 15 minutes of leg extensions and hamstring curls to at least salvage the feeling of doing something while I was there, but if I had to rate the workout it would be 2/10…and that’s being somewhat generous...

[Writing Your Book – Lesson 1]

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Today I want to share a lesson that will give you insight whether you are serious about writing your book or not. So many talk about writing a book, very few actually complete one. Probably because 1. most people don’t actually have a love for writing, and 2. it’s about a thousand times harder than what most think. Regardless, here’s the best piece of advice I can share…...

The Shift

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One of the biggest pieces of advice that I can share with you is to DO THE WORK. I know you hear it often. People preach it. You feel like they go on about it etc. I know I certainly felt like that and it used to stress me out. Why? Because I was one of the ones avoiding ‘the work’. I would pretend, but deep down, I was simply thinking with my head, rather than feeling in my heart. I’d read all...

What THEY don’t get..!

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Having an interesting conversation with my good friend, and movement coach, Richard, last night. Richard is OBSESSED with movement. He practices in the morning, works with humans all day and then practices more at night. Everything from basic wrist mobility and warming up, to advanced drills for the core and one arm progression. This has been his life for the past 4 years. He has done every...

So you wanna write a book, hey?

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Many people have asked me recently what it was like to write a book. More specifically what does it take? To some it up in one word: patience. Regardless, here is the story of creating, writing and self publishing my first book: Why Wait To Be Great. Around 4 years ago, I started writing virtually every day. There was no real purpose, it just spilled out. Sometimes for blogs, sometimes for sales...

Sebastian Oreb – PT Prophet Podcast Episode 141 // Hosted by Hayden Wilson

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: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSGREAT to speak with my friend and fitness industry leader, Sebastian Oreb (aka the Australian Strength Coach) on the podcast recently. This behind the scenes chat is a great insight into exactly what it takes to be a world class strength coach. Enjoy. Check out Bas’ content here. Also, grab your copy of Why Wait To Be Great (my new...

What are you really selling?

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Just dropped past a cafe I spent a good portion of this year writing my book at. It’s a 24 hour cafe in South Yarra called Chapelli’s. I’d been writing every morning for 8 months there from 4am til 6am. I dropped in a copy recently and was fortunate enough to meet the owner. I expressed my gratitude. I expressed my gratitude and explained what I had been up to each morning...

Find Your Struggle

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We all need a struggle. Something to work towards that is both inspiring but also difficult…sometimes really difficult. That means…at times, you are going to feel like you cannot go on. Like you’ve got no other options. Earlier in the year, I had a major event lined up. People had bought tickets, speakers contracts had gone out with address detail, and I had displayed in many...

Stop Drawing a Line in the Sand.

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In June 2016 I made a decision that changed my life. I still vividly remember standing outside the doors of my first Fitness Business Summit Australia in the lobby with my good friend, Linh Trinh. It was the first ‘major’ success I’d had as a solo business operator and my first real ‘proud moment’. Inside that room were 110 personal trainers and fitness professionals...

The Coaching Paradox

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I wanted to share some insights into some of the feelings and emotions we as coaches go through. Quite often is the thought process that happens after a client leaves/finishes with us. Sometimes it can make us feel insecure and question ourselves, other times it can be the best thing that ever happens. There is only ONE reason why a client finishes using your service: You are no longer offering...

Gratitude – For Better or For Worse.

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I find most people among us, love to share their intense gratitude with us when everything is going well. Pictures flood our feeds with smiling faces and positive words. Yet these are the very same people who seem to be speechless when things all of a sudden don’t continue going their way. It’s easy to claim you’re ‘grateful’ and have gratitude when things are...

Weekly Growth Tip – The Standards We Set, Determine The Life We Live

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Welcome to this weeks “Weekly Growth Tip” One concept that I’ve been coming back to again and again recently is that of standards. What are they, why do they matter, but most importantly, how do we raise them? In this article, we explore exactly that. The standards we set of ourselves, determine the life we live. If we aren’t happy with our standards, it’s because we...

The Irony of Alone

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I think one of the strangest phenomenons we experience as human beings, are feelings of aloneness, isolation and being ‘wrong’ in the thoughts we think. We hide them and shy away from ever releasing them to the world (unless anonymously) due to the perceived shame, fear and guilt attached. Collectively we all have these feelings, yet collectively we all try to hide them. As a result...

SHANNAN MACIEJEWSKI – PT PROPHET PODCAST EPISODE 140 // HOSTED BY HAYDEN WILSON

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: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSIn this episode, I chat with my good friend, Shannan Maciejewski. Shannan recently sold his gym and is now in the field of developing winners within the fitness industry. He is a born leader and shares some awesome gems within this episode. Get ready to take some killer notes. Contact Shannan Here. Jump in and buy my book here: Hardcopy or...

The Unwanted Visitor

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While most wait for a knock on the door from The Unwanted Visitor (Death), before they realise life doesn’t last forever, you can be different. Today, you can make the choice to live full out. To take control of that voice inside your head. To take control of who you surround yourself with. To take control of the information that enters the precious confines of your mind. So many complain...

The Business You’re REALLY In

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Did you know, no matter what, we are all in the same business? Whether it be PT, coaching, vacuum sales, window cleaning or selling handbags. It’s never about the ‘thing’… It always has, and always will be, a people game. We are ALL in the PEOPLE business. This is what most people forget… (or neglect to consider) If you cannot connect with someone, you cannot sell to...

Business Realities

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Sometimes all we need to know is someone else has been through or is going through what we are going through. I had a great session on Monday at my “growth dinner” (a monthly dinner I go on with a mentor to help grow my mind) who really stretched me and my limits. Along with the bashing (ie: him helping me play a bigger game), he also mentioned several things he’s done in the...

How To Increase Average Spend Per Client…

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Business isn’t just about chasing new leads all the time. I see so many wannabe gurus talk about generating x amount of leads in 24 hours (notice how they never mention the quality of those leads though??) But there are actually three ways to generate more revenue inside your business. 1. Attempt to do as those gurus say and get new leads in the door 2. Increase the frequency of how often...

Leigh Gant – PT Prophet Podcast Episode 138 // Hosted by Hayden Wilson

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: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSLeigh Gant is the co-founder of GW Performance in South Yarra, Victoria. Leigh started GW Performance with specific objectives and extensive education and experience to back up his vision of a strength and conditioning facility. His goal is to provide a premium athlete experience to the general public who are dedicated to training to better...

Basics are Best

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I think sometimes people love to create their own sob story…just to give themselves something to talk about. It’s like they purposely try to make things hard. Here are 7 things you can do every day to make your life A LOT smoother… 1. Spend more time with customers. The more time I spend with the customer, the less anxious, emotional or up/down I feel. It reminds me why...

Buying You

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What is the experience of buying with you like? Are you consistent around the basics? Can customers rely on you? Consistency rules the game. How many times have you gone to a cafe, got a brilliant hot coffee, excellent service with a smile and left with a great attitude… Only to come back to the same place, be ignored at your table, receive a wrong order and have your coffee come out...

Options will set you free

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The more options you have, the less emotional variability you will have. The less emotional variability, the more you can get on with the important things in life. This goes for your finances, social network, gym work, revenue streams, business projects and more. If you have $10,000, and you lost $1,000 it would probably suck. If you have $100,000 and you lose $1, you probably wouldn’t...

Gabrielle Dolan – PT Prophet Podcast Episode 137 // Hosted by Hayden Wilson

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: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSGabrielle Dolan is a global thought leader on authentic leadership and business storytelling. She’s worked with thousands of high-profile leaders from around the world, helping them to become better leaders and communicators using the art of business storytelling. Gabrielle is a highly sought-after international keynote speaker, and works...

Our Values Dictate Our Behaviour

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Everyday I see and hear from people confused/upset/disappointed with themselves because they are apparently not living the life they wish to be living. Yet I disagree. At their core, they’re actually getting exactly what they need for their life right at this point in time. If this sounds like you and you are stressed, it is probably a sign you’ve injected someone else’s values...

Running Events….How To.

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Good Day Fellow Seeker. Two weeks ago i filled a room with 95 hungry learners over the course of one powerful weekend at an event I held. Not a single person in there did not pay for their ticket… And at minimum $297, it’s not exactly cheap either. But how did it happen? Well…one, I just worked really hard at it, but two…I put a couple of other things into place which I...

Stop looking for easy.

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One thing that makes me laugh at all these supposed gurus selling you their products on how everything is going to be ‘easier’, ‘trouble-free’ and ‘effortless’ (once you hand over your cash that is). I get it though, it’s a really easy sell. Yet, when you look at own life, how many times do you know that those looking for easy end up being the worst...

Play a bigger game

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  One week on from FBSA17 and things have been kicking along. A lot of people have messaged me explaining that the summit was literally life changing and  I am so grateful to be able to serve, but it also makes me think… What happens after the summit? It’s one thing to come along, listen to the speakers and take a ton of notes, but it’s a completely different ball game to...

How to Create Content Your Viewers/Reads/Listeners LOVE

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For the past 3 years I have been fanatical about creating content. In fact, for the past four year, before I knew what ‘content’ marketing was, I’ve been writing nearly every single day to help others inside their businesses (and life). Over that time I’ve learned a thing or two about capturing the attention of others and helping you gain authority in the process. What...

Lessons from Sheryl Sandberg’s 2014 Harvard Commencement Speech

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Just finished watching Sheryl Sandberg’s commencement speech to the 2014 Class of Harvard. Got a couple of take away’s that I wanted to share. She was married for one year at the age of 24 before getting divorced. Studied at Harvard Law School but passion was never in it (and she knew but didn’t want to say anything) Feedback is essential – take it on the chin and use it...

Toni Versic – PT Prophet Podcast Episode 136 // Hosted by Hayden Wilson

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: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSGreat to chat to fellow Young Leader, Toni Versic recently. Toni is the founder of Toni Body and is dominating the online scene. To hear about the journey Toni has been on over the past 18 months (but also whole life) is inspirational and inside this interview, we go in depth into his routine, habits, feelings and practical strategies to get...

Kane Patterson – PT Prophet Podcast Episode 135 // Hosted by Hayden Wilson

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: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSRecently while watching TV (something rare, but I really love the show “Insight” on SBS), I saw a man by the name of Kane Patterson. He was training people of all ages, body types, and backgrounds. The show was focusing on those in the community who have made extraordinary changes in their lives. As you will hear, Kane has...

The garden of your mind

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Your mind is a lot like a garden. If you’re not careful with what you’re feeding it with, you’ll be forever working on removing the weeds. You must always feed your mind with positive, uplifting messages. You need to be conscious on what you plant, avoid negative inputs and focus on growth. That way, your mind can fully flourish. Every time I’ve felt down, plagued with...

Stop Bastardising Success

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So many want to sell you the latest secret to success. You know what makes you successful? Doing the basics again and again and again. If you do the following 10 things consistently (every single day) for the next 60 days, you will become successful. Get 7-8 hours sleep per night Give more value into the world than you take Workout (hard) 5 times a week Eat higher quality foods (a lot of veges...

Try try try try try

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Good Morning, Young Leader.   Wanted to share a little piece I have been thinking about lately.   It’s around courage and shifting your ideas.   Nearly this time last year, I was trying A LOT of different things (always been like that), and was struggling to get traction in many of them.   Things were OK…but it was tiring AF.   I remember people kept telling me to calm down, relax and...

Mike Reid – PT Prophet Podcast Episode 134 // Hosted by Hayden Wilson

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: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSGreat to speak with Mike Reid recently. Mike is a Director at Dent Global (great training and implementation company who run business accelerators for mostly service professionals). Like myself, Mike is dedicated to finding the answers to the world’s best questions. Enjoy. See Mike’s website here. Buy tickets to FBSA17 here...

David Heatley – PT Prophet Podcast Episode 133 // Hosted by Hayden Wilson

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: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSS Very much enjoyed speaking with Cycling-Inform founder, David Heatley recently.   David’s membership website has over 750 paying members (on a recurring monthly basis) and is dedicated solely to cyclists.   In this episode we delve into what it takes to create such a site. The strategies, stumbling blocks and struggles David has...

Craig Harper – PT Prophet Podcast Episode 132 // Hosted by Hayden Wilson

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: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSAlways brilliant to speak with the one and only, Mr Craig Harper. Craig Harper is one of Australia’s leading presenters, writers and educators in the areas of health, high-performance and personal transformation. Craig has been an integral part of the Australian fitness industry since 1982 and in that time has worked as an exercise scientist...

Treat the cause, not the pain.

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One of the biggest differences between an average joe trainer and a great coach, is their ability to diagnose the problem effectively. See, the average trainer will look at someone’s squat, see it’s a little imbalanced and simply raise their heals. Which is fine… in the short term. But they’re not addressing the issue. A great coach will look at what is happening, discover...

Alice Haemmerle – PT Prophet Podcast Episode 131 // Hosted by Hayden Wilson

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: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSAlice Haemmerle is a Peak Performance, Communication and Relationships Coach and is the “secret weapon” of the elite of our sports, business and corporate sectors. She has prepared the champion mindsets of more than a dozen Olympians (beach volleyball, kayaking, bobsleigh) for the games in Sydney, Athens, Beijing and Vancouver. After being...

Who’s head are you in?

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Was listening to an audio recording this morning and this quote came up. It’s something passed around in the company Amazon. Wanted to share it with you. Are you competitor focused, or customer obsessed? Please don’t underestimate the importance of this seemingly simple thing. What separates the best from the rest in the business, is they realise that every second they spend time in...

Goals Suck.

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Bit of click bait for you? But in all seriousness, the moment I removed the pressure of having ‘goals’ and started to understand what I am about to share with you, was the moment I relieved myself of the constant pressure to ‘achieve’ (pressure I had internally created by the way…sound familiar?) This year I removed goals, and instead created the following: 1...

Alex Hormozi – PT Prophet Podcast Episode 130 // Hosted by Hayden Wilson

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: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSAlex Hormozi is the man behind Gym Launch.  Alex specialises in sales implementation and knowledge to help PT’s close more deals and make more money. Alex has personally closed over 4000 1-1 sales consults inside of fitness businesses and is a Gun when it comes to extracting money from clients (the ethical way). Grab a pen and...

how did be nice. start?

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In November 2015, I had the trip of a lifetime. No, it wasn’t trekking through the Amazon or climbing some insurmountable mountain. Instead, it was during a simple trip to Sydney for a conference I was helping a mentor with (although ironically enough, I think I got more out of it than he did). I made the decision that no longer did I want to be the shy kid.  I wanted to experience life to the...

Actions speak louder than words.

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How does it feel when someone makes a commitment to you, but then doesn’t follow through with it? What about when you’re sold something, and it isn’t quite what you expected? The support wasn’t as good as it was claimed to be? The additional extra’s weren’t delivered? The best businesses are built on trust. Trust is built from following through with you word...

Travis Bell – PT Prophet Podcast Episode 129 // Hosted by Hayden Wilson

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: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSReally enjoyed my recent chat with “The Bucket List Guy”, Travis Bell.  If you’re looking to get more from life and want to hear a great story, then take the time to listen to this podcast.  What a journey! See more of Travis on his website here and listen to his podcast here. You can also learn more about kicking ass and...

Jack Boon – PT Prophet Podcast Episode 128 // Hosted by Hayden Wilson

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: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSLadies and Gentleman, Jack Boon. Jack owns and runs the premium personal training studio, GRIPT, in South Yarra, Victoria.  Established in 2014, GRIPT has quickly become the GO TO destination for young people sick and tired of the ‘get fit quick schemes’ most ‘facilities’ offer.  Together with his business partner...

Alice Round – PT Prophet Podcast Episode 127 // Hosted by Hayden Wilson

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: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSAlice Round is a personal trainer, coach and online trainer based out of Perth, Australia.  She is part of a new breed of trainer that is throwing away the BS promo methods that most online trainers and insta-fit celebs use, and actually delivering value.  She has her own podcast which you can listen to/watch here, check out her FB here, or...

Nick Mitchell – PT Prophet Podcast Episode 126 // Hosted by Hayden Wilson

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: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSNick Mitchell is back again.  3.5 years on, after being my very first guest (and very supportive along the way), Nick is back to share in-depth knowledge from the top of the top.  His business UP Fitness is continually setting the benchmark and I have loved seeing the crazy growth Nick has been displaying over the past few years. (and well...

you are a genius

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  There has never been another like you before. And there never will be another you like you. Often we can beat ourselves up, thinking we don’t have the skills or experience necessary to do something we love, and it literally paralyses us. We feel like an imposter. “Who are we to do ‘that’? There are way more qualified people. I could never.” I challenge...

truth about learning

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Learning is fun – but it doesn’t pay the bills.
Learning is addictive – but can suck all of your time.
Learning is necessary – but is often over medicated
Learning can be paralyzing. Learning can be an illusion.
There is a time for learning, and a time for action.
 
Look inside…what do you really need?
You know what comes next.

What’s in a name?

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Many people out there in Internet land may or may not know what I do day to day.  In fact, I’d say some do, but most don’t.  This is of course not intentional either way.  Just one of those things that you go through when launching a business from scratch.  Of the many mistakes I’ve made, having clarity of message has certainly been there.  Although, probably because at the...

The happiness meter

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I’ve been playing with a concept I heard recently and wanted to share it with you. It’s something I learned from listening to a recent podcast by Tim Ferriss as he interviewed a blogger who goes by the name ‘Mr Money Moustache’. Mr Money Moustache (MMM) is a 30 something married man who retired (along with his wife) from software engineering in his early 30’s and now...

You’re different (and that’s good)

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One of the biggest realisations I have had over the past 3 months, is just how much value I have.   I want to share this with revelation with you, so you can make the same shift.   You see, when you’re constantly surrounding yourself with learning material and other people’s content, it’s easy to get caught in their web. You start to see them as the expert. The guru. The only...

Ben Walker – PT Prophet Podcast Episode 125 // Hosted by Hayden Wilson

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: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSLadies and gentleman, Hayden Wilson here for the PT Prophet podcast. Pleased to have my good friend, Ben Walker on the line who is one of the nicest (and smartest) human’s around with money.  He is the founder of Inspire CA with his business partner Harvee Pene who came on a couple of years after (which we get into). This is a fantastic...

What I know

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I know I run great events I know I am a good writer I know I like riding my bike I know I like interviewing people I know I like talking to people and listening I know I am good at connecting with people I know I am good at pitching things that don’t exist I know that I love to lift weights I know I can make websites I know I love spending time with Basil I know I am smart and intuitive with...

Steal like an artist.

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Stop Trying to Re-Invent the Wheel. There are so many successful people out there already who have probably done pretty much the exact thing you’re trying to achieve in some way, shape or form. All of the successful up and comers (part of a crew I call “The New Leaders” – more on that later), all do one thing really really well…they copy, and then they innovate. You...

The New Leaders

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The New Leaders Welcome, we are the new leaders. A group of young, ambitious men ready to change the game. We go above and beyond all expectations. We don’t just do what is asked, we do whatever it takes. We don’t ‘hustle’.  We live. We were born to stand out. Fitting in just didn’t work. Instead we do things our way. Tired of the old paradigm filled with outdated, theory based gurus’, we have...

Time to step up, Johnny.

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Who is going to step up and PRODUCE something of their own this week?   Read the below and be inspired to stop the consumption and start the creation.   Then, post ONE thing you are going to bring into this world this week (in the comments).   I think at some point, we’ve all been guilty of thinking…”Man, that should’ve been me…I would’ve done it way...

10 Questions to Ask Yourself TODAY – PT Prophet Podcast Episode 124 // Hosted by Hayden Wilson

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: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSIn today’s podcast I rock it solo with 10 of the best questions that I have amassed over the past 5 years of personal development and learning to craft them into a simple system to help you feel more love, gratitude and fulfilment in your life. Some of what I say will challenge you and you will need to really think about the answers...

I don’t know what my purpose is

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I don’t know what my purpose is ……. ……. This is probably the most common thing I hear. To be honest, it’s something everyone goes through at some point in their life. Sometimes it happens early (which is a good thing as I explain below) and other times it happens later in life. You see, early on in our careers, we all go through times of uncertainty. We want to...

The Ticking Clock

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If you had one year left to live, what would you do?
If you had one month left to live, what would you do?
If you had one week left to live, what would you do?
If you had one day left to live, what would you do?
If you had one hour left to live, what would you do?
If you had one minute left to live, what would you do?

Erin Gruwell – PT Prophet Podcast Episode 123 // Hosted by Hayden Wilson

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: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSLadies and Gentleman, I have a very special episode for you today.  My guest is Erin Gruwell.  If you haven’t seen the movie The Freedom Writers…STOP. Turn your computer off and go watch it immediately.  Then come straight back and watch this interview. Erin is a brilliant mind who took kids from disadvantaged backgrounds and...

Meeting Rafa (or so I thought)

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Got a funny story for you guys this morning….Take a read and see if it doesn’t bring a smile to your lips. Let to set the scene real quick for you. I had just finished a short black at a cafe across the road from the gym, before heading over and preparing for battle (battle against the barbell..heavy squat day!) I started warming up, set one….two….three… Then out of...

Linh Trinh 2.0 – PT Prophet Podcast Episode 122 // Hosted by Hayden Wilson

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: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSS How Linh has gone from 1000+ members inside a membership group, 4 gyms, a dental marketing agency, to going all in with a business of his dreams Going from fear of losing his life partner to creating a successful empire (Linh reveals all!) How to get off the hamster wheel of ‘opportunity’ (learn from Linh’s mistakes) The...

Knowing Your Numbers

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A few years ago I was driving my car home from Bendigo (where I went to Uni) to my hometown, Shepparton – a 90 minute drive. It was about 38 degrees so pretty darn hot. We had the aircon cranking and music playing as we drove down the highway at 100km p/hr. All of a sudden, out of nowhere, I lose power. One second we were cruising at 100km p/hr, now the car wouldn’t get above 70...

Do What You Love – Love What You Do.

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What’s the difference between those who are living their dream, and those who talk about it? Why do some people wake up feeling inspired, while others cannot wait to go back to bed? From spending time with some of the best and most inspiring (to me) minds on the planet, I put it down to one thing: They do what they love. See, most people are conditioned in life to do what we are told.  We...

No Ask – No Get

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Just sent this to some people in my contacts list, but wanted to share here too. When was the last time you simply asked for something you wanted? You didn’t over analyse whether it was ‘possible’ or not, you just said “F*ck-it…Let’s go for it” and asked the question. When we are truly on purpose, opportunities come at us so fast, we cannot help but take...

Breakfast with DeMartini

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If you’re new here, it might be worth checking out my first article regarding a similar topic entitled ‘Breaking Through with Dr John DeMartini (read here), but today I wanted to share with you another experience I had with the doc in the past week. Recently, I had the opportunity to join John for breakfast before one of his programs that I attended (called Master Planning for Life...

Kevin Roberts – PT Prophet Podcast Episode 121 // Hosted by Hayden Wilson

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: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSI had the opportunity recently to interview and speak with former CEO of Saatchi and Saatchi (the world’s biggest advertising agency), Kevin Roberts. Kevin is an inspirational leader with a no BS attitude and might possibly be the craziest person I’ve had on the podcast (crazy in a good way). I wanted to write the notes for the...

27 Lessons from 2016

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Each year, towards late December, I always give myself an honest review of the previous 12 months.  I don’t normally post it up, but after being inspired by a post Robin Sharma put up with some insight into his, I thought why not? Here are 27 lessons I learned and adhered to in 2016.  Some were learned early, others took work.  This is not an exhaustive list, and not all will apply for you...

Dave Tate 2.0 – PT Prophet Podcast Episode 120 // Hosted by Hayden Wilson

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: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSDave Tate is back, ladies and gentleman. First appearing in episode 69 (man, feels like forever ago..!), Dave is back to share this recording with you.  Originally this was a private recording, but I wanted to get it out there for you.  There are just too many gems inside that need to be spoken about. Dave is the founder and sole director of...

Mat Steinwede – PT Prophet Podcast Episode 119 // Hosted by Hayden Wilson

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: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSOn this episode, I speak with high performance business owner, Mat Steinwede.  Mat controls 6 offices, manages over 150 staff and after 20 years in real estate, is a master at what he does. But that’s not the phenomenal part.  Many will see the above and not know the real back story to it.  The fact of the matter is, 20+ years ago, Mat...

Glen Carlson – PT Prophet Podcast Episode 118 // Hosted by Hayden Wilson

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: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSToday I had the pleasure of speaking with Dent co-founder (a multimillion dollar company focused on helping entrepreneurs profit and scale their businesses..among other things), Glen Carlson. Within just 6 years, Dent (which can be found here) have grown into a force to be reckoned with and have the results to back it up (just watch some...

Book Notes – John Demartini: The Riches Within

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Recently finished John DeMartini’s “The Riches Within”. I’ve had a lot of exposure to DeMartini, and have also interviewed him, so this book was designed for me to not only support his material (as a way of paying him back for the many, many lessons learned), but also to have on my book shelf (I love buying great books and having them on my shelf). Here are my notes:...

The Tale of 2 Book Stores

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You may or may not know this, but I really (really) love books. Real, physical, hold in your hands, books. The smell, the weight, the look, the touch, the feel…it all equates to an experience. Most likely it’s because as a kid I perceived myself as never really having ‘knowledge’, and therefore now I seek out as much as I can… Anyway yesterday, after having a 60...

Dan Henderson – PT Prophet Podcast Episode 117 // Hosted by Hayden Wilson

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: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSToday on the podcast we have someone who is doing some truly phenomenal things and is no stranger to action, Dan Henderson. Dan is the founder of Australian Institute of Kettlebells and many other projects that continue to pop up (in a good way). AIK runs multiple courses in multiple countries and it continues to grow After 5 years of...

Opportunities are everywhere.

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Opportunities are EVERYWHERE. Take for example, a book I was reading this morning is about Howard Schultz (who grew Starbucks from 6 stores and less than 100 employees to 25,000 stores and 280,000 employees!) Kind of hard to grasp when you really think about it….280,000 people…! The thing is, Howard Schultz started with NOTHING. Like literally nothing. (They grew up in the projects in...

Tips for New Writers

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It’s no mistake some of the most successful people on this planet are authors. Writing is one of the best ways of conveying a message. Drawing upon the right words and placing them in a sequence to elicit a response is a really great skill to have. Some will tell you how words are dead, and video is in. Others will claim images are the way to go. You know what…let them think that...

Get out of your own head.

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In almost every case I’ve seen, when we feel anxious, confused, nervous, lost or that we have a lack of purpose, it’s because we are looking inward. What can the world give ‘ME’, what can ‘I’ get out of this, when is it ‘MY’ turn. And there is only one way to fix. Focus your attention on serving others and giving. Give service. Give time. Give...

Showing Up

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Not all of your ideas will take off.
Not all of your days will be productive.
Not all of your friends will be supportive.
Not all of your gym sessions will be perfect.
Not all of your books will be valuable.
Not all of your posts will be block busters.

The most important thing is to just keep showing up, keep refining your message and keep innovating.

What’s stopping you.

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So many people sell themselves a story. They are too old. They are too young. They aren’t experienced enough. They aren’t good enough. They don’t have the skills. They don’t have the right connections. The timing isn’t right. They need to ask their wife. ON and ON and ON the excuses go. But do you know what the key is to removing this ‘story’? Do what you...

Winning the Battle of the Bed – The Action Habit

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Really wanted to share this little insight with you on taking action, and how to really get ahead. Please try it for 30 days if you’re interested in achieving some amazing things. Enjoy. Sometimes people ask me how did I develop such a passion for action? “How do you get some much done?” I am sometimes asked. I answered this on a new podcast I was fortunate enough to be featured...

The Story In Your Head

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Man, if I had a dollar for every time I blew a story out of proportion, I would be one RICH man. And I’m guessing you would be too… Maybe you can relate to the below? One little thing happens and our mind starts running wild with possibilities, scenarios and consequences (all negative, of course). The girl or boy we like doesn’t reply…must be with someone else. The...

The Power of Your Langauge

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I have a confession to make. While it may seem I am good with my words these days, let me assure you, it has been a very long growth curve. And I continually learn to this day. I often listen to speakers such as Robin Sharma, Les Brown, Tony Robbins and the like. They seem to just have a way with words. They bring together two completely un-connected words…yet make them sound beautiful when...

Key Take-Aways from Robin Sharma’s: The Saint, The Surfer and The CEO.

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Recently read Robin Sharma’s book: The Saint, The Surfer and The CEO. To be perfectly honest with you, this book was sitting untouched on my shelf for around 2 years.  I have always resonated with Robin (in-particular now more than ever), and have read 4 of his other books: (Monk who sold his Ferrari, The Greatness Guide (my favourite), The Leader who had no title, and Leadership Wisdom...

How to REALLY Coach

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A coach should never put words in someone’s mouth. I’ve seen a few videos of late where coaches attempt to ‘guide’ people by simply giving their perceived opinion upon a situation, and pushing that upon their client in a forceful attempt at a ‘breakthrough’. In my opinion this does not create lasting change. It may get a short term result, but ongoing, you need...

3 Activities to Supercharge your Life (Do These Today)

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I wanted to share a couple of simple (yet powerful) activities with you to complete. Below are 3 things you can do this week to improve your life, state and overall happiness: Task 1: Write your bucket list Be completely honest with yourself… Where do you want to go? What do you want to do? What do you want to have? (nothing wrong with possessions if you’ve worked hard for them) How...

The internal GPS

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What makes humans unique, is our ability to dream, think, desire, and set goals. It doesn’t matter what age, background, gender, race, location, career, or religion, we all have an innate desire to be, do and have more. No other specifies on the planet does this (nor has the ability to do so). Yet, most never even realise this. Most continue to believe the story they were told as kids. That...

They didn’t start off that way.

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No-one started off with a multi million dollar business, No-one started off as the most influential person in their industry, No-one started off with 18 inch arms and 9% body fat, No-one started as the CEO or chairman of a company, and No-one started off with every skill required to be an effective leader. Ask anyone who has done any of the above and they’ll tell you straight out it hasn’t been...

It’s not the thing.

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So many people think the keys to success lie in the ‘thing’. It’s Facebook Live, it’s an email list, it’s that product, it’s that service, it’s a market, it’s a book, it’s that guru, it’s that next a course, it’s that podcast. But let me tell you something you already know… It’s not any of that stuff. That stuff will...

Mentorship 101 – Finding them, what to look for and how I landed one of the best in his industry]

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Good day to you fellow grower, I wanted to share a couple of little pointers re; gaining a mentor. Ever since I ‘woke up’ (around 4 years ago), and am on my journey of success, I have been on the constant look out to find the best mentors I can. Mentors are anywhere you look. Some are paid, but a lot of mine have been ‘free’ (comes with terms and conditions mind you). Some...

How to Stand Out in Your J.O.B

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Right now, there seems to be a huge trend to constantly fixate on the idea of entrepreneurship as the ONLY career path that can make you happy. “If you want true freedom, you need to be your own boss.  If you want to do what you truly love and be paid appropriately for it, you need to start your own company” come the claims from various internet marketers (funny how they conveniently...

5 things.

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5 things to give up before 2017 starts. – Complaining. 90% of people don’t care, and the other 10% are glad it’s you) – Gossiping.Destructive negative self talk about others brings negative energy to yourself. Focus on yourself, your customers and your loved ones. Let them – Fearing ‘it’. Stop making a mountain out of a molehill. You know what...

Key Takeaways from ‘The Alchemist’

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The following is a list of the key takeaways I got from one of the best books I’ve ever read (at least top 5). Sometimes you are ‘ready’ for a book, other times you are not, for me, The Alchemist came at the exact right time.  A true masterpiece by Paul Coelho. Here are my notes: If you start out promising what you don’t have yet, you’ll lose your desire to work...

It’s not all positivity

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No-one is positive 100% of the time. At various points of our day, our week, our month, or our year, we will all feel anger, pain, fear, worry, shame and guilt. It’s completely normal and natural to feel these feelings along our journey, and, of all the people I have studied, spent time with, read about or interviewed, NOT one of them has been fault free. However, what does set them apart...

The Saviour

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No one is coming to save you. For the longest time I believed that if I continued to do good work, things would fall into place. The right job would simply pop up, the right people would come into my life, the situations I desired would appear. And while there is some truth to the law of attraction, most misunderstand it. Doing good work will develop your skills as a practitioner, but you also...

The Basics

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Are you doing the basics? It’s funny sometimes how we can get so caught up in our own stories, routines and lives that we forget the simple things. We get comfortable in what we are doing, and instead of pushing for better or maintaining our standards, it’s all too easy to glide along and slowly decline. When we first start dating someone, we love spending time with them. Going to the...

Can You Trust You?

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There is one person we spend more time with than anyone else. They are there for every meal, every workout, every early morning, every late night, every time you do something you shouldn’t, and every time you do something you should. And while at times you can fool others by hiding the truth or telling a lie, this one person always knows the truth. You can buy takeaway and eat it in your car, or...

Seek Bigger Problems.

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Last night I had a brilliant, eye opening, mind expanding discussion with my good friend, Linh Trinh. We chatted about life, the future, virtual reality, vegetarianism and human growth/potential over some dumplings. Around the topic of virtual reality and the future, we discussed that it is actually highly possible in the next 10-25 years that ‘pods’ are created (similar to the movie...

5 Powerful Questions to Ask Yourself…TODAY.

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The following is a collection of questions I conjured up while enjoying a long black a few days ago at one of my newest favourite cafe’s, Penny Black. Although they took me around 2 hours to come up with and refine to my top five, it has taken years to be able to develop the awareness on which questions to ask on an introspective level. Podcast after podcast, book after book, interview after...

Paul Chek – PT Prophet Podcast Episode 110 // Hosted by Hayden Wilson

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: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSIt was great to speak with Paul Chek again recently on my podcast.  I last spoke to Paul 2 years ago and a some crazy (awesome) stuff has happened since then and therefore we had a lot to talk about. I love the wisdom Paul has to share with the world and although some people may not agree with his theories, you cannot help but appreciate the...

True Leadership While Shopping

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This afternoon while looking for couches for my new place I am moving into this weekend, I happened to walk into one furniture store, where a lady asked if she could help me with anything? I showed her what I liked and asked how long it would take to get this one particular model I liked delivered? She told me if its in stock, the warehouse would ship down from Sydney tomorrow as it would be a...

Last Hour, Last Day.

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If you got a phone call right now as you read this, and were told you have exactly 1 hour to live, what is the very first thought that comes to your head? Who would you call? Who would you forgive? Who would you tell you loved them? What regrets would you have? There is one immediate answer that came straight to you. And now you know what you need to do. Stop holding on to your ego or stubborn...

Who is Teaching You?

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As you walk through life today, pay attention to who your teachers are.
Everyone you meet has something to teach you.
There are no coincidences.

Who is challenging you to grow?
Most will retreat and continue to play at average..will that be you…?
Or is today the day you decide to never let another day pass without becoming better.
Have the best day ever.
Hayden

We Are All Human.

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As I sit here with my morning coffee, I cannot help by notice a man who is sitting around 6 meters from me. He sits, with a young woman who looks as though she may be his daughter. Laughing, conversion, sharing wisdom, eating breakfast, sipping coffee. Just like me (minus the company). And just like you might have over the weekend. It is former Australian Prime Minister, Tony Abbott. I also...

A Simple Guide to Having the Best Week.

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Brand new week, brand new opportunity to either continue shining, or decide that this will be the week you make the shift from ordinary to extraordinary. 1. 5 love messages. Send 5 messages to friends/family and tell them you hope they have a fantastic week. It takes you 6 seconds, but will mean a lot to them. Short and simple. 2. Engage ‘Focus Mode’. This morning, when you get to...

You Don’t Need Permission

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Most people sit back and wait for permission to be great. They wait for the right time, the right people, the right opportunity, the right finances, the right everything before pursuing their goals. They wait for all the ducks to be in a row. Conditioned to stay small by closed minded thinkers to ‘stay in line’. To be mediocre and not disrupt the norm. That is until someone awakens...

Your Energy Defines You

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The only true currency in this world is energy. Every time you have a conversation, share some advice, have a meeting, visit a friend, go to a party, attend a PT session or any other interaction in your life, you bring with you an energy. This is either negative or positive. Take for example the following: How do you feel when you go to a cafe and get excellent service. The waiter(ess) is...

Coincidence? I think not.

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Think back to a time where you made a decision to go all in with something. To fully commit and decide exactly what YOU wanted. Maybe it was competing in something? Buying a new car? Quitting your job and finding a new one? Starting your own business? Now look at all of those ‘random’ opportunities that seemed to have shown up and helped you fulfil that exact goal? People who could...

The ‘Secret’ of Social Media Impact.

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Sometimes people ask me how to increase their reach on social media. How to get more ‘likes’ or increase their reach to get in front of more people. The truth is – I cannot give you a simple formula, 4 step system or growth hacking framework. Because I don’t have one. I don’t claim to be a guru and I’m sure there are 1000 things I could do to...

Producers vs Consumers

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There are two types of people out there. Consumers and Producers. Consumers are always on the lookout for the latest books, listen to all the podcasts, read all the information and are never ‘satisfied’. Producers do the same in that they are always learning, but they also understand there is a time for production….and that time is NOW. You see, the biggest growth comes not from ingesting and...

Outcomes.

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There is no right or wrong – only outcomes. When you understand that everything has consequences, both good and bad, you are free to do as you wish. You can ‘cheat’ on your diet or skip a workout, as long as you understand you won’t achieve your goal as quickly. You can sleep in and press snooze, as long as you understand that now you won’t have time to exercise or...

Support

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It’s easy to support people during the good times. When you’re enjoying success, making money and having fun, everyone wants to be part of the journey. Yet it’s when you fall on hard times, and have nothing that you find out who your true friends are. There are a handful of people who will support you no matter what. These are the people you never forget. Be that person to...

The secret to getting clients to take action.

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We all want our clients to take action. Especially when it comes to the buying decision. And I read something really cool the other day that I want to share with you. That is, when it comes to buying things, we as humans, have 4 drivers for action: Reduce emotional pain Increase emotional benefit Save Time Save Money Any purchasing decisions we make is because of one or more of these items…! Yes…...

Tim Larkin – PT Prophet Podcast Episode 106 // Hosted by Hayden Wilson

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: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSRecently Tim Larkin and I jumped back on the phone for a second episode and discuss what has happened over the last 2 1/2 years since we last spoke publically. Tim is an expert of his field (self protection specialist), and has been mastering it for over 27 years now. Tune in and learn: How to master focus and discipline in your business Does...

The ONE thing most businesses lack

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Last week at the Elite Coaches Breakfast Club’s first meeting, we had my good friend, Harry speak to the room of high end influencers. Now many of you wouldn’t know Harry, but for those who do (and those who were in that room) will know his unique style. In his 1 hour presentation (which actually went for nearly 2 hours because we couldn’t shut him up), Harry had everyone on the floor laughing at...

You are selfish.

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In the long run, No one does anything for anyone except for themselves. You don’t get out of bed at 4am to train clients just to change lives. You don’t go to course after course because someone told you to. You don’t miss birthdays and events just because you don’t want to let someone down. You do it because in some way, shape or form, it will benefit you. It’s nice...

Making More Money (not a guru post)

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It astounds me that so many trainers think that there is only one way to get more money into their business…Get more customers. It is the most common bait used on Facebook.  “Get more leads”  “Add more customers to increase your bottom line” But the fact of the matter is, do you really want more customers? It sounds great, but just adding more customers might not...

What do YOU want

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Often in life, when we are unsure of things, we begin to ask others for their advice. “What would you do?”. As if magically, out of the sky, all of our problems will be solved with the road to riches paved out for us. Yet, generally speaking, the answers are unqualified. They may come from a place of love (or sometimes not depending on who you ask), but ultimately, you are responsible...

Rachel Guy – PT Prophet Podcast Episode 105 //Hosted by Hayden Wilson

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: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSRachel Guy is a our guest on the PT Prophet podcast today, and it was really great to get to know her a little on our show. With a background in Physiotherapy, Health Expert, Presenter and CEO of Athletic Fox & Chase Life, Rachel has been shaking up the fitness industry for the past 13 years. Based in London & Sydney, she is regarded...

Enough Consumption.  Time to Create.

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We are creative beings.  Since the beginning, we have been creating and innovating. Fixing and tweaking.  Expanding our limits and raising the bar on what is possible. And for you, things are no different. It does not matter if you are a school teacher, an artist, a strength coach, a writer, a fighter or a computer programer, we are all creative. We were born to create. Born to produce. Deep...

Innovation is king.

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If you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll always get what you’ve always got. It’s seemingly simple advice, but often forgotten. Change is scary, but it’s also necessary. Think back to the last time you tried (or were forced) to change or implement something new? At the start it might have seemed overwhelming, daunting and full of uncertainty. Then once you...

Stay Focused.

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{!firstname_fix}, One of the biggest problems new coaches face is staying focused. While some days your business is fine, your personal life will have some issues. Then when you have the personal stuff sorted out, your business isn’t 100% on point. It’s a fine balancing act. One that we all struggle with. But the best remedy I found was to get busy. Yes I filled my day with high...

“I will handle it.”

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Fear affects everyone. It doesn’t matter what your situation is, whether you’re earning a million dollars a year, or whether you’re down to your last dollar…fear will find a way to surface at some point. Our job is not to remove the fear, but to dance with it. One resource that has been particularly helpful for this for MANY people has been Susan Jeffers’ book:...

Just do it.

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Buy those flowers.
Visit your family.
Start that book.
Take that risk.
Quit that job.
Follow that passion.
Begin that project.
Smash that workout.
Meet new people.
Talk to that girl.
Make your dreams a reality.
Just. Do. It.
 
Bye.
Hayden
 

Chad Waterbury – PT Prophet Podcast Episode 104 // Hosted by Hayden Wilson

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: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSChad Waterbury joins us on the podcast this week and as expected…he delivered! Chad is a neurophysiologist and author whose unique training methods are used by a wide range of athletes, bodybuilders, figure models, and fitness enthusiasts of all ages and from all walks of life. In this podcast we go into: Chad’s transition...

What’s your POD?

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What is your point of difference?
Why am I going to spend money with you?
What result can you get me that no-one else gets me?
Are you original? Or are you simply copying what someone else is doing?
Do you have the courage to show up, speak up and step up?
Or will you forever be lost in the sea of confusion that is commodity?
Be bold.
Hayden

31 Causes of Failure

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Upon recently listening to Napoleon Hill’s amazing and inspirational book, Think and Grow Rich, I found a chapter particularly useful. In this chapter, Hill talks about the 31 most common causes of failure from over 20 years of studying the world’s most successful men and women from around the world. Take a look at the below and perform an accurate and honest assessment to see which...

Are You Showing Up?

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People sometimes ask me what’s the secret to building a successful podcast..? What microphone do I need? What software is best for editing? How do I ask guests to come on? How do I get more listeners? These are all so minor in the grand scheme and can easily be found with a Google search. The real answer is simple. I simply showed up. For 3 years I just continued to show up. Many shows have...

Stop Complicating Things.

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So many gurus are out there trying to flog off their 12 step blueprint to guaranteed sales or super sales success protocol to unsuspecting victims…(which we have all fallen..trust me I was the worst!) and yeah to be honest. I get that they want to stand out and be noticed but when you look at it…do they look any different from each other? Or is it like they’re all saying the...

Fear is a LIAR.

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What are you afraid of? What keeps you up at night? What paralyzes you and stops you from taking the action you need to take..?     What have I feared? I’ve feared putting myself out there and looking like an idiot if I got fail. I’ve feared picking up the phone and making a ‘sales’ call (what if they reject me?!) I’ve feared having to go back to a full time job and work for someone...

What the Hell is the Breakfast Club

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A lot of people are asking me what this whole Breakfast Club thing is about. I’ve been getting a ton of enquiries about it, but I want to do here is explain what it can be FOR YOU. To answer this, I want to start why I created the Breakfast Club? Basically…it stemmed from necessity. You see, many complain about the fitness industry being in a state of ‘despair’, yet only a handful of people...

The Disconnection Age

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Some claim we are in the information age.  Others sat we have moved through that and are now in the technological age. I disagree.  We are neither. We are in something much bigger.  Much darker.  And whether we like it or not, it’s the reality. We are in the disconnection age. While self-help and ‘how-to’ books are at all time highs, all one needs to do is take a stocktake of our...

you don’t have to be lonely….

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If there is one thing I’ve noticed since operating a business, it’s that business owners think differently. While many want to talk about the weather, what’s happening on the latest TV series or some other boring crap, we want more. We want to keep pushing things. We want to know what is working in our industry. We’re always on the lookout for a new book, constantly...

When Are You Going To Pull The Trigger?

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When are you finally going to pull the trigger? To finally say f*ck it and go all in. To really go to that next level of what you currently know and transform yourself. To actually enjoy your business? Well it starts with 2 decisions. The decision that you deserve to be great, and the decision that you will do whatever it takes to master this coaching game. I know you already have the basics and...

Do you have customers….or clients (yes there is a difference)

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Many trainers are under the illusion that these two are the same. They use them interchangeably. And to most people, they actually have no idea that there is a difference. But there is, and if you want to take things to the next level, you should know the difference. Customers are transactional. Customers see what you have to sell and they make a decision if they want it or not on the spot...

Do you know your capacity?

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Too many business owners come from a place of wanting more for the sake of more. Coaches squeezing in clients, saying yes to things that can’t deliver on, and overextending themselves because they’re scared to say no. They don’t want to ‘miss out’. But if you simply say yes to everyone, you quickly destroy your own energy and provide a sub par service. When I sat...

Reaching Absolutely Anyone (Your Guide)

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So I just got off the phone with Jack Canfield (who if you don’t know about, do a quick google). Basically he has sold over 500 million books, written over 244, had 67 BEST SELLERS, and is a coach all around the world.  Oh and his fan page just shy of 1 million followers. But that’s not what this email is about. It’s about using what I call the Power of Ask to reach absolutely...

Are you customer focused?

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It still astounds me how many companies are stuck in their laurels, doing things ‘the way they’ve always been done’ and basically walking around with an entitled “Well if they want the best, they’ll bend over backwards for me” attitude. Seriously things have changed, and if you’re not first, you’re last. Time to wake up. Yet, so many coaches...

Jean-Pierre De Villiers – PT Prophet Podcast Episode 97 //Hosted by Hayden Wilson

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: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSS[smart_track_player url=”; title=”Jean-Pierre De Villiers” social=”true” social_twitter=”true” social_facebook=”true” ] Today I speak with the inspirational, Jean-Pierre De Villers.  After reading about JP in a Daniel Priestley book, Oversubscribed, I knew I had to speak with him to share...

Stick to what you’re good at.

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Basically there are two types of people in this world. Those who say you need to bring up your weaknesses so they match your strengths… or those who tell you to really focus on your strengths and outsource your weaknesses. BY FAR, the world’s most successful adhere to the second method. The truth is, there is SO MUCH information out there that we just don’t have time to master...

Summary from interviewing of 92 Fitness Experts

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Have finished 92 interviews as of now with literally the best in the fitness industry. If I could have 3 major take aways from all of that wisdom and centuries and centuries of knowledge it would be the following: 1. Seek out the best and pay for their time. Ask them whatever you want. This will propel you years ahead of people who try and gain everything for free. 2. Act….fast. Act fast...

What is ‘Success’?

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What is ‘success’? It’s crazy how many people tell you they can make you successful. Their books, their programs, their coaching, their facebook strategy, their online super mega launch program and everything in between. Yet anyone successful will tell you that it isn’t any of those things. Those with true success know. They know that success isn’t fulfilled by...

AJ Roberts – PT Prophet Podcast Episode 93 //Hosted by Hayden Wilson

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: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSWhat a pleasure and an honour to spend some time with AJ Roberts. AJ is an absolute machine.  He has achieved what most people can only dream about. From traveling from the UK for a basketball career when he was younger (which as you will see had a few hiccups) to running a 10 million dollar company. This guy is next level. But what I really...

Bobby Maximus – PT Prophet Podcast Episode 92 //Hosted by Hayden Wilson

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: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSGreat to speak with a man who has genuine authenticity.  Bobby Maximus and I go deep in this interview.  Really deep.  We explore the topics of success, ‘coaching’, mindset and what drives Bobby.  This is a must listen to episode for anyone with drive, passion and a hunger for life. Here are 5 key take-aways that I got just from...

Marcus Wilkinson – PT Prophet Podcast Episode 91 //Hosted by Hayden Wilson

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: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSGreat to speak with a coach who is out there doing some great things.  Marcus Wilkinson is a prime example of someone who actually wants to master their craft.  Many say they do, few achieve it.  Marcus (like many of us) has spent thousands and thousands of dollars on personal development and also invested heavily into training/nutritional...

Are You Phone Fit?

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So I just got off the phone with a ‘sales guy’, and I couldn’t help but write this email. While I appreciate his effort, he just lacked any sort of passion or confidence. Now I know from experience that sales calls can be daunting and hey we all start somewhere, But my job is to help develop you into the best coach you can be, and share what I can, when I can. (In both your mindset...

John Spencer Ellis – PT Prophet Podcast Episode 90 //Hosted by Hayden Wilson

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: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSS How cool is this? Just finished up a great chat with John Spencer Ellis.  John is a PROLIFIC thinking, strategist and DO-ER! I could list all the projects and companies he has started, like NESTA, or the Spencer Institute of Life Coaching (normally I would be detracted by ‘life coaching’ but given John’s success, he is...

Jason Phillips – PT Prophet Podcast Episode 89 //Hosted by Hayden Wilson

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: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSAwesome to speak with someone doing some amazing things with their life and their brand.  Jason Phillips is an absolute powerhouse when it comes to really creating waves in our industry and does so with INTEGRITY.  As you will see all throughout this interview we go off the basis of ‘giving value’ first.  SO many people proclaim...

Breaking Through – A Weekend with Dr John DeMartini

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If you told me 5 years ago I would be travelling to a different country, to sit in a room, and listen to a ‘teacher’ share their thoughts on wisdom, life and success…I would have called you insane. Yet over the past 2 days I attended Dr John DeMartini’s: Breakthrough Experience where I did just that. And I can tell you first hand, without a shadow of a doubt, it was one of...

The Inner Voice

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The Inner Voice. Despite what most people might think, what others say to you has NOTHING to do with how you feel about yourself. They may call you selfish, lazy, boring, obsessed, crazy, annoying, fat or dumb. The thing is, it’s only a perception of us in their eyes. What really matters is how you talk to yourself. This is what truly determines how you feel, act and behave. The inner voice...

Nick Orton – PT Prophet Podcast Episode 88 //Hosted by Hayden Wilson

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: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSOn today’s show we have Nick Orton, who is the founder, promoter and host of BodyPower.  But he didn’t start there.  In fact, Nick wasn’t even in the fitness industry.  In fact, he was involved in the pharmacy industry and decided to put on a series of B2B trade shows. He sold this company after many many successful trade...

Yaro Starak – PT Prophet Podcast Episode 87 //Hosted by Hayden Wilson

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: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSGreat to speak this morning with someone who had the focus and commitment to really make an impact in the online world (as you will read below). Yaro Starak is a blogger, podcaster, entrepreneur and fellow Aussie (with Canadian accent) who has been at the game for over 10 years and achieved a really high level of success. I’ve brought Yaro on...

Craig Ballantyne – PT Prophet Podcast Episode 86 //Hosted by Hayden Wilson

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: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSWhat an honour to speak with a man  that I have looked up to for many years now and someone that has recently had a profound effect on my performance. Craig Ballantyne is a powerhouse that owns 3 highly successful businesses and is the author of the awesome book: “The Perfect Day Formula” (which I’m giving away 3 copies...

Alwyn Cosgrove – PT Prophet Podcast Episode 85 //Hosted by Hayden Wilson

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: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSReally great to speak with Alwyn Cosgrove on the podcast most recently and get inside the brain of a man who has many, many years in our industry. This episode is a great reality check for those who are operating their ‘business’ by chance.  You will understand what that means entirely when you listen to the episode, but...

You can learn ANY Skill (…I promise)

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A common comment I hear is  “I can’t do X because I’m not good enough”  or “Oh I couldn’t do that…I don’t have the experience” (both of which I have used in the past). And the truth is, you’re most likely right. You aren’t good enough, and you don’t have the skills ….YET. And there’s a reason. Because you have...

5 More Ways to Get the Edge

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Want the edge, this is a good start….! 1) Read Everyday. (95% of people never finish a non fiction book after school. Elevate yourself by reading every day. 15 mins per day = 12 books per year. 30 mins per day = 25 books per year. 60 mins per day = Over 60 books per year!) 2) Remove all Newspapers and TV news from your life. (It’s fear mongering BS.  That is all.) 3) Ask for Feedback...

Mark Ottobre – PT Prophet Podcast Episode 84 //Hosted by Hayden Wilson

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: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSAlways awesome to speak with industry legend and innovator Mark Ottobre.  I cannot wait to showcase is brilliance and thoughts at the Fitness Business Summit Australia on June 19th 2016. Ticket’s are sold out for 2017 but to get on the waiting list and to learn more jump over to: In this episode I really love how much we go into the...

Why I Left Richard Branson Off My Vision Board

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There is a concept amongst many of the self help and success authors that I like to read and it is called ‘Vision Boarding’. Basically what you do is take a ton of pictures relating to what you want in your life, (eg, expensive cars, watches, money, books, mentors etc) print them off and place them on a ‘board’ so you can see what it would look like. You then couple this...

Nathan Chan – PT Prophet Podcast Episode 83 //Hosted by Hayden Wilson

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: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSAwesome to have a quick chat with a guy doing some absolutely phenominal things in the world and really pushing ahead in the entreprenuerial space. We could finally connect and sit down for a chat (virtually sit down that is). After heading to University and not really knowing what he wanted to do, Nathan jumped into the work force for...

Ken Kinakin – PT Prophet Podcast Episode 82 // Hosted By Hayden Wilson

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: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSAwesome to speak with someone who is doing some amazing things over in the states! Ken Kinakin is a chiropractor, bodybuilder, power lifter, reader, educator, dad to a Aussie working dog and a lot more. He is also the founder of SWIS. An event focused on bringing together professionals from all all realms of health and human functionality...

Sebastian Oreb – PT Prophet Podcast Episode 81 // Hosted by Hayden Wilson

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: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSIn today’s podcast I speak with elite level coach, and also elite level athlete himself (rare combo), Sebastian Oreb..aka Australian Strength Coach.  Sebastian is THE GUY to go to if you’re looking to get strong. Period. His emphasis on technique, work ethic and gym culture has helped create something truly unique at his facility...

Troy ‘Trema’ Tremellen – PT Prophet Podcast Episode 80 // Hosted by Hayden Wilson

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: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSToday on the show I speak with Troy ‘Trema’ Tremellen from my good old hometown of Shepparton.  Traditionally known as a ‘small town’ (around 60,000) people, the popular consensus is that personal training and coaching doesn’t really work as the market size is not big enough.  Troy turns this backwards theory on...

Linh Trinh – PT Prophet Podcast Episode 79 // Hosted by Hayden Wilson

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: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSAfter starting in 2008 in Fitness First, QV and then moving to Anytime Fitness in 2013, it quickly become apparent Linh did not want to trade time for money.  So he delved into the online world.  And here we are. In this podcast, we discuss: – Intro – When the penny dropped and Linh decided it was time to make a go of the...

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