The Bevan James Eyles Show - The Fitness Behaviour Podcast

Before I start, I just want to let you know that all of our running groups are starting on the 3rd of July. We have our beginner 5km group, our 10km group, and our winter half marathon group starting.

If you are looking to join our team and achieve an amazing running goal, go to www.extramilerunners.co.nz to find out more.

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A while I ago, I was talking to a recovered alcoholic and they said something to me that blew my mind away.

 

They said…

 

‘Even though I haven’t had a drink in over 20 years I think about having one every day of my life’.

 

This was quite a different experience to my own journey with alcohol. When I gave up 25 years ago, I never thought about drinking it again.

 

There’s a difference between me and him…

 

I was a bad drunk, he’s an alcoholic.

 

I asked him how he had been successful in keeping drinking away, when every day, he was confronted with this thought.

 

He shared a powerful technique/tool that he uses.


When I learnt this tool, I thought, ‘this tool can be used in so many areas of life’.


So today, I’m going to share this tool with you that you can use when you have thoughts are pushing you towards actions you are trying to stay away from. This can help you stay on a better path.

Direct download: kawb_-_dont_judge_the_thought_podcast.mp3
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Unfortunately, I hurt by back last week.

It’s the kind of the injury that can take quite a bit of time to come right, so I have a journey in front of me.

This can be a scary time for someone who loves fitness and has a career in it.

Luckily I’ve learnt how to managed times like these so…

  • I can get back to normal as quickly as possible

  • I can manage the emotional side of dealing with this injury

  • I can use it as an opportunity to develop other areas of my life

There’s also another area that I think is key at this time…

‘Do as little damage as possible while I work through this’.

I’m not talking about the injury here, I’m talking about not allowing myself to take a step backwards in these other areas:

  • My mental health

  • Weight gain

  • Feeling disconnected

The aim during this time is to also look after these areas too so when I’m recovered I can get back to the fit and active version of myself I like to be as soon as possible.  

​​​​​​​In this week’s video I share how I approach times like these and what strategies I use to do ‘as little damage as possible’.

Direct download: kawb_im_injured_podcast.mp3
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If you want to grow in an area of your life, one of the best things you can do is…

 

Consciously put yourself in environments that are designed to help you grow.

 

Doing this will take you to a place where:

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  • You’ll progress faster
  • Experience more motivation
  • Get to levels that you can’t get to by yourself

When choosing these environments there are many things you need to look for but there’s one thing in particular that I want to focus on today.

 

It’s how the environment builds and reinforces a shift in your identity.


Being in this type of environment can powerfully help you develop and reinforce a new level of behaviour, which leads to higher outcomes.

 

In this week’s video, I share one important thing to look for when you are choosing the environments that help you grow which, in turn, shifts how you see yourself.

Direct download: kawb_-_shift_how_you_see_yourself_podcast.mp3
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One of the best ways to make progress is through feedback.

 

It can be gained through self-assessment or through the use of a mentor or coach.

 

The problem is, most people don’t have a process for getting feedback.


This leads to:

  • Making the same mistakes over and over
  • Not feeling they are getting anywhere or making any progress
  • Depleting motivation because they are a bit lost and confused

 

Recently I had an experience with one of our runners that should how their lack of self-assessment was working against them.


It was taking them to a place where they were losing the love for running.

 

In this week’s video, I share the insight I gained in working with this person and the advice I gave, which helped them find their mojo again.

Direct download: kawb_-_feedback_Podcast.mp3
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