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27: SOLOSODE: Living through the "messy" on the road to success- SHAMELESSLY.

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It's not easy to live through the challenges that arise on our paths to GOING FOR IT in our lives. Putting ourselves "out there" in the world and especially in ways that require a lot of "learning as you go" can be straight up scary and offer some "messy" moments in the process. It most definitely can make even some of the most confident of people generate insecure moments in the process but living through them is truly is the ONLY way to grow, create and ultimately allow us to accomplish what we're aiming for on the other end of them. 

This Solosode is all about a personal moment experiencing some emotions of raw and very real Insecurity. It was so powerful until I realized exactly what was happening by OBSERVING mySelf and stopped JUDGING mySelf.  Once I came to that understanding, I was able to push past my insecure emotions with a conquered state of mind that reminded me of this TRUTH:

THIS IS JUST A PART OF THE PROCESS + THERES NO WAY AROUND IT TO CREATE WHAT YOU DESIRE. Personally, its the road I WANT to take albeit challenging. I want NO short cuts or hand outs because I value my process as a HUGE part of the reward in all that I am creating.

Being real with ourselves while honoring our Process is one of the greatest tools that supports both internal + external success in life.  Sometimes the path to advancing confidence is by feeling INSECURE. I love clever irony. 

My intention behind creating this bite size episode is to support your process of GOING FOR IT by keeping it SO real with you all and putting moments of my creative process like this out there for you while still IN the process of growing this all where I envision it to go- shamelessly. Not waiting to expose this when Im clear + "safe" at the point of accomplishing my vision of success.  My hope is that it inspires you to to that "thing" you've been wanting to do but have felt insecure about trying or reaching for because you don't want to fail, be denied or get embarrassed along the way.

We only learn what we are capable of when we are put in uncomfortable scenarios and discover who we are within the process of getting through them.  

Forget "perfect" - there's no such thing on the road to real success; "messy" is bound to happen + there is VALUE in living through the discomfort of those moments when they show up.

One of my favorite quotes EVER sums it up perfectly:

"IF YOU STUMBLE, MAKE IT PART OF THE DANCE" 

My edit is "WHEN" vs IF because it is a GIVEN that you will. 

Be PROUD that you're putting effort (or soon will be) towards something you desire, believe in and care about, whatever that might for you. 

There's so much power in owning and appreciating your efforts.

Better "oops" than "what if?" 

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26. JENN GLYSSON: 26. JENN GLYSSON: TRAINING FOR LIFE, TRAINING WITH INTENTION, TRAINING FOR A STRONG, SEXY & CAPABLE BODY.

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Jenn Glysson is a seriously BADASS private trainer based in LA and owner of one of the dopest gyms in LA: The Body Los Angeles. Jenn is known for her unique ability to train her clients in ways that lend to creating a sexy, strong and CAPABLE aesthetic.

One of the best parts about training with Jenn is the encouraging and committed energy she offers her clients while training them. She's ALL IN and passionate about HER performance as a trainer which is easily felt and makes her stand out greatly in the fitness industry... aside from HER incredible body that validates her training in OBVIOUS form.

Jenn's mental framework and passion towards her style of training is very empowering and stems from her highly active upbringing as an athlete. She is SO innovative and dynamic but has the talent to make her training methods available to EVERYONE who is willing to try, not just athletes. 

One thing that I LOVE about Jenn is that she keeps SO real and she believes that everyone can have a strong, beautiful and sexy body if they COMMIT & DO THE WORK.

I back that idea up 100%. 

In this fun conversation we discuss:

  • Jenn's training background
  • Her various modalities of training
  • The truth behind Instagram bodies
  • The reality of a BULKY body
  • Time constraints on body goals
  • Focusing on performance NOT numbers to make REAL gains
  • The reality of spot reduction 
  • Jenn's childhood as an athlete 
  • Injuries and body image 
  • Women in the weight room, breaking past the discomfort within it
  • Her Instagram training posts: Keeping it simple but effective 
  • Working out during pregnancy
  • Steps to get back into training post pregnancy 
  • Being HONEST with yourself 
  • The difference between TRAINING & WORKING OUT
  • Training for LIFE

 

I hope you love this episode and if you do, I want to know about it! Hit me or Jenn up via Instagram and I HIGHLY recommend you following Jenn if you want to get some SERIOUSLY valuable training ideas to add to your training game!

xRx

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Follow Jenn here:

@bodybyjennLA

THE BODY LOS ANGELES

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25: INSTASODE: THE SUCCESS BREEDING POWER OF: CONSISTENCY.

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What’s ONE thing that can make a HUGE difference in actually achieving vs endless dreaming?  The latest #BlackBeltBeautyRadio Podcast episode is ALL about it.

Drop into this 23 min Instasode + dig into the powerful effects of:

  • Consistency
  • Connecting with your WHY
  • How that MONEY combo put into STEADY action is a MAJOR factor to go from -desiring to succeeding- in ANY area of your life... and keep pleasure in the process... ENJOY.. 

🎧Click the link in bio to listen + subscribe.❤️

#growthmindset #highperformancehabits

ORIGINAL @blackbeltbeauty 💋 POST:

 

__________THE ONE THING..._______________

I get asked all the time “what do you do?” in reference to my activity, workout, diet etc.. 

I know the desired answer is ONE specific thing- one answer that will “solve” an issue, simplify the process + offer a straight pathway to a desired result. 

Basically an EASY answer. 

Unfortunately my answer is FAR from easy.

I don’t do “one thing” I do A LIFESTYLE that consistence of MULTITUDE of modalities that constantly evolves with my personal evolution (age, interests, goals).

.What I can offer in ONE word, ONE method + ONE PROVEN ACTION that inevitably demands effective results is:

C O N S I S T E N C Y

Consistency also happens to be the most difficult part for many to incorporate into their goal oriented process because it initially requires real discipline before habits are crystallized + no longer a thought of “should or should not”, “want or don’t want”;they just become a part of YOU. 

.What I can say in support of generating consistency in your process is this:

When LOVE/PASSION is driving the PURPOSE- CONSISTENCY becomes A LOT easier to stay disciplined, form new habits + stay the course with ZERO interest in straying from it. You’ll do what ever it takes to stay connected to your goals/vision/desires/standards because they are too important not to. 

What we value, we place attention + energy towards. Hard stop.

Personally, I ❤️ having STANDARDS OF EXCELLENCE for myself that keep me chasing that FEEL great-PERFORM great carrot in my Life. 

It never gets tired.

The better I feel in my life, the better of an EXPERIENCE I can be to everyone I connect with in my Life. WIN WIN👊 

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24: THE SUPERFOOD EVERY SINGLE HUMAN'S HEALTH CAN BENEFIT FROM.

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"Superfood" is a term that we are starting to hear a lot more of these days and algae is most definitely deserving of that title. This is the first podcast episode of its kind, where I get down with the founder of a nutrition brand that I am SUPER passionate about because of the LEGIT science behind the benefits of algae + my own validation towards it anecdotally. 

Catharine Arnston is the Founder + CEO of Energy Bits, an superior quality algae brand that consists of chlorella + spirulina tablets.  Energy Bits is one of safest + purest algae brands on the market (if not The most). 

The health benefits of CLEAN algae consumption are unarguable.  There is an abundance of research that proves how greatly beneficial adding algae to our diets can be.  I dig deep with Catharine to unpack the Science backed health benefits of algae in this episode. Some conversation highlights we discuss are:

  • Why algae is healthy for us
  • How algae can be especially great for Vegans, Vegetarians AND diets with heavy meat consumption. 
  • Why the quality of algae makes a major difference (clue: LEAD should not be a part of our diets)
  • How algae consumption supports longevity
  • The importance of consuming the FULL spectrum (essential + non essential) of Amino Acids 
  • The incredible similarities between Chlorophyll + our hemoglobin
  • Consuming Algae on a Ketogenic diet 
  • Why Algae is endorsed by NASA, the United Nations and Carnegie Institute as the most nutrient-dense food in the world.

I hope you enjoy this episode that we created to EMPOWER you with knowledge + tools that can support your optimal health/life performance. 

If you love it, let me know in your IG stories, comments- I love hearing from you!

xRx 

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23: EVE TORRES GRACIE: DISCOVERING PURPOSE, TAKING RISKS, SPREADING EMPOWERMENT... AROUND THE WORLD.

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Aside from being one of my closest girls (said with IMMENSE PRIDE), Eve Torres Gracie is a legitimate high performing, inspiring and EXTREMELY empowered badass of a woman.  Our conversation gives you an inside look to Eve's journey from being an extremely shy young girl to performing on some of the largest stages in entertainment to empowering millions of women around the world. I am SO proud of this incredible women for all that she is and all that she contributes to this world. The best part is, she's just getting warmed up...

Some topics we cover in our conversation:

  • Eve's upbringing from family life to her mental process as a young, self motivated  + highly driven girl. 
  • Gaining her degree in Engineering from USC and why that was very important to her
  • Taking risks
  • Acting opportunities 
  • Her career life in the WWE
  • Discovering Brasilian Jiu-Jitsu and how it dramatically effected her life for the better. 
  • Meeting her husband of many years Rener Gracie and balancing their relationship while living on the road. 
  • Retiring from WWE to pursue her passion in Empowering women around the world through the Self Defense program her and her husband Rener Gracie designed: Women Empowered.  
  • What makes 
  • Being a mommy to her boy Raeven Gracie and preparing for their second baby who will be born in the fall.
  • Balancing herself and what is most important to her in her life. 

I hope this conversation with Eve inspires you to step into your most empowered self by doing what ever is necessary for you to feel that and live it in your life. She does that for me constantly.

Enjoy!

xRx

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Stay connected with Eve on her social here: EVE TORRES GRACIE

Learn more/Sign up for the Women Empowered program HERE

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22: INSTASODE: SUCCESS IN MOTION

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This Instasode was inspired from this recent BlackBeltBeauty Instagram post about honoring your efforts with support on the days when your "best" was showing up and trying.

It's easy to dismiss those efforts because they did not produce outstanding outcomes or perhaps did not give you the exact outcome that you envisioned but those efforts are just as important as the "home run" days because they are literally the "threads that pull the entire look together" by way of CONSISTENCY.

I dig deeper into the concept of supporting yourself on those days and the powerful energy it will support you back with as a result.  

I hope this Instasode drops into your life at the perfect time to remind you to stay on your team by encouraging and acknowledging all of your efforts regardless of how much more you want to produce and gain. We always want more. How we feel on the way to generating  "More" for our lives is of equal importance as gaining it when you believe that the journey IS the reward. 

ORIGINAL POST:

F L O W

There’s some days when I enter training feeling low in energy or straight up unmotivated. But regardless of how I feel stepping into it, I know that while it’s going down Im going to ask myself to give it my best effort- no matter what.

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And here’s the thing: 

this idea of “best” is not a straight line, it’s not static- it, like me, is constantly shifting its state. Some days my best is fucking powerful, it produces an amazing feeling + results. And then there’s those other days when my best is simply great effort that gets me through the motions + is an act of consistency. .

Honoring the daily shift not just in your physical performance but in any + ALL aspects in your life where performance is required of you, is such a crucial tool to advance your best. 

I don’t think there is ANY stronger form of a resistance that can act as a road block to growing our best selves + lives than that which we can mentally place upon ourselves. .

Being on YOUR team means backing yourself up with encouragement. It means honoring the moving waves we ride in all areas of our lives WITHOUT being judgmental on ourselves in the process.

I LOVE to challenge myself + excuses are actions I choose not to allow in my life on any front.  Ever.

But that’s even more reason why I know it’s so important to respect the days where showing up is the best I got to give that day. Understanding  it’s a temporary moment + not a dictator of my ultimate “success” It breathes space in my mind so that I can ask myself to keep reaching for better. And for me personally, it’s that continual reach that IS real success. 

Never giving up. 

Backing down. 

Never settling. .

The TAKEAWAY:

Respecting the days that are messy or tired in any area of life by not being hard on yourself for it, is like a fucking magic trick that doesn’t allow those days to STICK to you, to slow you down + get in the way to whatever it is you aim to accomplish. 

No, instead when you show yourself support by honoring those days but not allowing them to define you, you are LITERALLY WINNING all the way to accomplishing what you’re aiming for.

It’s what I call:

SUCCESS IN MOTION👊

#growthmindset  #fluidity🐉

PS. I mention my brother @mikesaffaie a BADASS Strength & Conditioning coach in this episode. Check out his instagram for some unique training inspiration & motivation. 

xRx

 

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21: "Summer Body" -"Summer Cleanse?" :The SCIENCE & TRUTH behind detoxes + cleanses with Clinical Nutritionist Juli Keene

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With Summer officially here so many are on a mission to step into their "Summer bodies" and often times turn to juice "cleanses" + "detoxes" as a modality to get them into it- quickly 

In this episode Clinical nutritionist Juli Keene & I get down on the science behind juice “cleanses” + “detoxes.” We uncover the biological processes the body goes through during these dieting methods and discuss the truth to the pros and cons in doing them. It’s an empowering conversation that offers legitimate knowledge towards these dieting methods so that the great marketing behind them does not lead your health & diet, you do. 

 

Enjoy!

xRx

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CONNECT WITH JULI VIA HER WEBSITE: WWW.JULIKEENE.COM & VIA INSTAGRAM: @JULIKEENENUTRITIONIST

Conversation highlights:

  • The difference between a “detox" & “cleanse”
  • A juice cleanse biological process breakdown 
  • Issues with Vegan Diets
  • Foods that offer detoxification to the body 
  • Relationship towards food
  • Water fasting vs juice “fasting"
  • Autophagy & Apoptosis 
  • The powerful benefits of Fiber & it’s effect on the gut microbiome
  • Gene Expression by consuming health optimizing foods
  • Being honest with your detox motivation 
  • A breakdown on Carbs
  • Respecting your body’s natural transitions and moving with them 
  • When you really need to detox and the best way to go about it
  • Healthy ways to incorporate more veggies in diet
  • Health fats vs Toxic fats

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20: KENNY FLORIAN: LIVING UNDEFINED, MOVING TOWARDS CHALLENGES, THE EVOLUTION OF YOUR AUTHENTIC SELF.

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Kenny Florian aka "Ken-Flo" is many things by way of accomplishments in his life to date.

He is a true martial artist who holds a third degree blackbelt in Brasilian JiuJitsu, a MIxed-Martial Artist + UFC legend (He fought in 4 separate weight divisions) a commentary/analyst for UFC Tonight, a podcast co- host on the "Anik & Florian" podcast, owner of The Meraki Brasilian JitJitsu Academy, a husband and a daddy to his new beautiful baby girl.  

Beyond his incredible professional accomplishments, what makes Kenny so inspiring is the mental framework he operates from that has allowed him to accomplish the great list of achievements in his life. A mindset that continues to grow his authentic expression to come out in his life and continue making a genuine, positive mark in this world. 

It takes so much heart, fortitude, perseverance and truth to live a path like Kenny's. His curiosity, perspective and continuous reach to go deeper into himself and farther in his life is so motivating to witness.

I absolutely LOVE the depth, the venerability, the empowerment and truth that lives within our rich conversation. I hope it stirs your heart and elevates your mind as deeply as I feel it will.

xRx

Stay CONNECTED via Instagram/Twittter: @kennyflorian

In this episode we discuss:

  • Living "Undefined"
  • Kenny's upbringing, family life, how Martial Artist entered his life
  • Discovering the MMA + The UFC
  • His first experience with JiuJitsu
  • Duality/the understanding and utilization of our negative and positive Self
  • Being a fearful kid and listening towards his fears
  • The start of his MMA career
  • Self Awareness, Embracing challenge, Turning your inner potential ON
  • Realizing his path as a teacher in life
  • Excepting all that you are
  • Discovering the value in not seeing challenges as problems
  • The power of appreciation
  • The gift of Meditation
  • Observing yourself and letting go
  • His mental process within his retirement from frighting in the UFC
  • Career chapters as an commentator & analyst, post fight career
  • His ideas of "Success"
  • Living Authentically
  • Becoming a new father
  • The process of discovering and blossoming your inner greatness

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19: SOLOSODE: Living your LOVE Authentically + Relentlessly.

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A U T H E N T I C I T Y .

.There is nothing more provocative to me than the idea of living as many days as I possibly can being PRESENT + to be living from the expression of my most AUTHENTIC SELF.

✨That is my personal interpretation of TRUE SUCCESS in life.✨

.And on the note of “Life” this new #BlackBeltBeautyRadio Solosode was inspired  by the shift into a new year of my life via my #birthday last week.

.In this new podcast episode I share my perspective on “age”, doing the “smart thing” in life + why it’s so powerful to live from your most authentic self- No matter what.👊

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18: Castillo- Following your passion, Embracing your inner child, The power of saying YES + The importance of Gratitude.

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The career path of a freelance artist is not for the faint of hearts. To develop a thriving career like Castillo clearly has, one must have an IMMENSE amount of courage, confidence, fortitude and drive, aside from having actual talent in the craft at the highest level.

Castillo is already realized as one of the industry’s top hair stylists with a roster of high profile, celebrity clients and the best part is he's just getting warmed up. 

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Castillo with Pryanka Chopra 

 

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Castillo & Ruby Rose.

So what does it take from both an inner + external perceptive, to climb from having no career , no relationships/clients to becoming one of the most sought after hair stylists in the entertainment industry?  It takes a strong mindset, vision, genuine passion and the ability to operate from a state of believing in yourself even when your still growing your confidence.  All of these aspects are woven into the process of Castillo's path to be where he is today, all of which come across in this episode. 

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Castillo's wig designs mentioned in this episode. 

This conversation is as a beautiful, funny, inspiring and REAL as my friend Castillo is. I hope you love this conversation as much as I loved having it with him. 

Some of the highlights in this episode are:

  • Four Sigmatic adaptogen coffee/adaptogen benefits
  • Discovering his passion
  • Switching career directions 
  • Learning how to master the ability to be alone
  • Opening the door when opportunity knocks- no matter what it takes
  • Challenges in the business
  • Selfcare Rituals 
  • Embracing your Inner child
  • The power of saying YES 
  • The challenges/inspiration from Improve classes
  • Appreciating Nervousness 
  • What inspires Castillo most about his work

BOOKS MENTIONED: Mel Robbins:: 5 Second Rule

PRE-FRONTAL CORTEX BETTER EXPLAINED

TEACHING SEMINAR: PHAME LA- Main Stage 6/2/18

Stay connected with Castillo via IG

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17. SOLOSODE- CONFIDENCE ARSENAL: TOOLS THAT KEEP YOUR CONFIDENCE STEADY WHEN ADVERSITIES CHALLENGE IT.

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Let's be REAL- We all have face those moments when our confidence feels lessened and nothing feels more uncomfortable than trying to get through difficult moments without the powerful, supportive energy of CONFIDENCE. 

In this new SOLOSODE I'm share my personal arsenal of confidence supportive tools that I call upon to keep my most secured self strong & STEADY at times when that part of me feels threatened. 

My hope is that some of, if not all of these confidence supportive tools, will prove to be just as useful and straight up FAIL PROOF for you as they are for me. The best part is all of these tools require NOTHING outside of YOU to implement them into your process when you need your most confident self to be leading you. They will ALWAYS there for you when you need them. 

Let me know what you think and these tools resonate with you in the comments or DM via @blackbeltbeauty I LOVE hearing from all of you.

❤️Subscribe to BlackBeltBeauty Radio HERE❤️

 xRx 

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16: Caroline Burckle: Authenticity, Going for IT, Embracing the pain that lives within pleasure and Trusting the process.

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Olympic medalist swimmer Caroline Burckle is proof that being an Olympian is a way of life. It's an empowered MINDSET that continuously evolves to keep the athlete reaching for their absolute best, in ALL areas of their life. It’s a mindset that does not turn off after the games, which leaves the athlete a choice: to keep advancing the framework that lives within their Olympic mindset and channel it through new avenues of their life, creating opportunities that seduce them to keep reaching for greatness.  It's a choice that is not easy to embrace for so many who lived a life focused and competing at one thing on the highest level but it IS the choice this incredible woman chose post swimming career so her inspiring story is almost just beginning. 

From the very beginning stages of her life, Caroline embraced her love for competitive swimming and invested her entire childhood into the college years of her life towards the development her natural talent in the sport.  On her way to the 2008 Olympic games in Beijing where she took home a bronze medal in the 4×200-meter freestyle relay  she won two NCAA individual championships in the 200- and 500-yard freestyle event and was named the 2008 NCAA Female Swimmer of the Year by virtue of winning two NCAA national championships- breaking the oldest-standing women's NCAA swimming record by swimming legend Janet Evans, swimming a 4:33.60 in the 500-yard freestyle. 

Her swimming accolades are incredibly impressive. What is of equal impressiveness is Caroline's self-observation, the emotional trials she faced, having the courage to be real with herself through them and the inner growth she gained from those formidable chapters in her life. We dig deep into these areas in this conversation and expand on the wisdom that was born from them.

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Caroline’s post Olympic career led her the development of RISE ATHELTES, a program that she and her co-founding partner Rebecca Soni offer one-on-one Olympic mentorship to athletes on a mission to succeed in both sport and life.  

Her entrepreneurial spirit is also responsible for the creation of her beauty/body healing product: CaroCoco  a SUPER yummy organic rosemary oil infused coconut oil body and hair hydrator- Personally I can't get enough of it. #TRUTH. 

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There's A LOT we can learn from and feel inspired by from the story and mindset of this remarkable woman.  The heart, discipline, focus, relentlessness and fortitude that took this talented woman to the Olympic medal podium is so robust and is incredibly motivating to anyone who experiences her. Personally, I find Caroline's positive, upbeat energy to be completely infectious- it's that kind of energy that feels like a sunshine day that make's you want to get outside and move.

I'm looking forward to sharing much more of Caroline's mindset, thoughts around health/training, and life process in future episodes to come.  In the meantime, I have a feeling this episode will make you laugh, want to stretch your thinking, apply action behind the thoughts and trust your process. I hope you enjoy listening to this as much you we enjoyed recording it for you.

xRx 

Some highlights in this episode are:

  • Carolines childhood life, discovering her love for swimming
  • Embracing pressure with authenticity
  • Her competitor mindset- reframing her outer expression as a competitor 
  • Swimming highlights on the road to the Beijing games
  • Meditation- what it means to her and her process with it
  • Enlightment
  • Turning the mind off to trust the process 
  • Discovering the blurred line between pleasure and pain

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15. INSTASODE- Why Discipline beats Motivation EVERY day of the week.

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Motivation is fleeting...

.It can depart just as quickly as it enters.

Of course there’s great value to Motivation but it’s an unreliable tool when formulating habits and staying consistent with them.

.🔑Motivation helps to turn the engine on. 

🚀Discipline🚀 sits in the driver seat to get you from where you are, to where you want to be...

 

In this Instasode, I dig deep into:

  • Why discipline is liberating, empowering + MOTIVATING
  • Strategies on how to activate discipline when it feels difficult to do so
  • How best to utilize discipline to create + crystallize new desired habits
  • The KEY ingredient to fuel discipline

The energy in this episode is sure to encourage your 💪strongest mindset + activate the discipline you need that keeps you steady + consistently attacking your goals. 💥👊💥

xRx

❤️ Subscribe to BlackBeltBeauty Radio via Itunes here ❤️

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💪DISCIPLINE💪

.Motivation is something that gratefully does come natural to me but the truth is, I NEVER rely on my motivation to keep me CONSISTENT with my diet, training or really ANYTHING that is important for me to be consistent with. .

🏹There are waaay too many days when energy + circumstances will infect the productive power of motivation, making it less effective + unreliable as a tool for consistency + ultimately success.

.It definitely helps to feel motivated but what I rely on is straight up DISCIPLINE.

Motivation helps to turn the engine on. Discipline sits in the driver seat to get you from where you are, to where you want to be. 

It helps to formulate habits. 

Habits shape our lives.

Discipline feels like freedom to me. 

It’s a sense of healthy control that stems from within the strongest parts of our being. 

It’s empowering. 

It’s encouraging. 

It’s not easy to utilize or implement in the early stages of formulating new habits but once those habits are  securely developed, they become a part of who you are so no circumstance or fluctuations in energy can steer you from being CONSISTENT. 👊

.THAT is freedom to me. .

And of course the POWERHOUSE energy that supports discipline 247- is REAL LOVE for what ever it is you’re attempting to create/achieve. So if that’s a heightened state of YOU, on any level in your life, then remember these potent + true words when applying discipline feels challenging:

YOU ARE WORTH IT. ❤️

xRx

 

 

 

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14: JEAN-PAUL BOSNOYAN: MARTIAL ARTS AS A WAY OF LIFE, USING DISCIPLINE AS A TOOL TO SUCCEED, BELIEVING IN YOURSELF, DISCOVERING + LIVING FROM YOUR AUTHENTIC SELF.

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Jean-Paul Bosnoyan is a 19 amateur MMA (Mixed-Martial-Arts) fighter who entered to realm of martial arts at just 3 yrs old. Since then he has taken the BJJ world by storm with a plethora of prestigious wins that would eventually lead him into the sport of MMA fighting. 

With 7 amateur fights under his belt to date, all of which he has won by FINISHING his opponents, it's safe to say Jean-Paul is a rising star that is highly capable of becoming a champion in the sport.

To be a fighter is difficult. To be a fighter that is continuously winning in the manner of which Jean-Paul has been doing, is not just difficult- it's rare and special. 

 Jean-Paul sparring with his mentor and close friend UFC Featherweight fighter Brian "T-City" Ortega. 

Jean-Paul sparring with his mentor and close friend UFC Featherweight fighter Brian "T-City" Ortega. 

It takes focus, heart, drive, discipline, confidence, fortitude and persistence, all of which are easily identified in Jean-Paul along with a deep sense of respect that surely stems from the fact that he is not just a MMA fighter but instead a TRUE Martial Artist. 

Every single human can benefit from grasping at aspects of the life of a Martial Artist. This conversation with Jean-Paul validates that statement as he shares his mindset around his childhood adversities, his passion and hunger to succeed and the obvious highly conscious state of living that has him continuously growing his best into becoming better. 

Enjoy this inspiring conversation and stay connected with Jean-Paul and his journey towards becoming a champion in the sport of MMA via his Instagram @mufassamma

BOOKS MENTIONED:

Zen in the Martial Arts- by Joe Hyams

 

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13: SOLOSODE- THE PIVOTING POWER OF APPRECIATION.

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Appreciation is a word that gets a lot of play these days. While we know it's a wonderful state of feeling and important to implement in our daily lives, do we really harness the incredible, expansive power that can offer us when we choose to immerse ourselves into the energy of it? 

In this REAL TALK Solosode, I share some of my personal experiences using the incredible pivoting energy of appreciation and suggest some ideas on why it's a major tool for your KICKASS arsenal that can support your process to not only create & accomplish what you envision for your life but to FEEL GREAT on the way to doing it.

When we embrace the idea that "The journey is the reward," then operating our days from a state of appreciation is not just a "nice idea" it is an ESSENTIAL piece to succeed at designing our unique journeys & process to be the ultimate reward.

It's succeeding on the way to succeeding. 

WIN-WIN 👊

If you enjoy this episode please spread the love + share it, leave a review on Itunes + let me know in a comments here or on BlackBeltBeauty's Instagram

Subscribe to BlackBeltBeauty here. I GREATLY APPRECIATE ALL OF YOU ❤️

xRx

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Episode 12: Clinical Nutritionist Badass: Julie Keene- The pros + cons of "Tribal diets", Epigenetics, the ripple effect diet has our health & the world.

Juli Keene is a LEGIT wealth of knowledge in the area of diet, nutrition and wellness.

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She is a clinical nutritionist with a degree in bio-chemistry and over 25 years of experience in the arena of healthcare. What I love so much about Juli in addtion to her knowledge is her straight-forward, no "sugar coating" (pun intended ;)), & incredibly genuine passion towards nutrition it's direct connection to health.  

In this episode Juli and I discuss the pro's and cons of "tribal diets" like Paleo, Keto, Veganisim, Vegetarian etc. vs. diets that are personalized for the individual based around their genes and lifestyle.  We also discuss how diet effects your genes and plays a major role in the over all performance of ones life and ways to start designing a diet that could be perfect for your optimal health and longevity. 

Juli will be a continual guest on BlackBeltBeauty Radio as we barely scratched the surface on this complex subject that we are so passionate about.  There's A LOT more to come with her so my hope is that you start following her, reading the incredible amounts of knowledge she shares on her Instagram account @julikeenenutritionist  . 

Im excited to open up the conversation of diet and nutrition on the podcast as most of you know BlackBeltBeauty is ALL about feeling great, looking great which lends to our ability to PERFORM great. Diet is truly where it all starts so this is a subject we are going to be diving deeply into as I get deeper into this podcast... the biology geek in me just got so excited at the thought!!! 🤓  You can learn more about Juli via her website: www.julikeene.com

I'd LOVE to hear your thoughts and any questions you might have from listening to this episode. And if you love this episode please spread the love and knowledge by sharing it with your people.

Enjoy! ❤️ xRx

SHOW NOTES:

BOOKS:

 "FOOD- what the heck should I eat?" by Dr. Mark Hyman

"No more Ritalin- treating ADHAD with out drugs." by Mary Ann Block

DNA testing:

23andME

LiveWello

Keto expert: Scientist Dom D'agostino (This Joe Rogan podcast episode with him is a great way to learn more about Dom and his research in Keto. 

VOCAB DEFINITIONS:

Epigenetics: The science of our genes. 

SNP: Single Nucleotide Polymorphisim

Oxalates: Oxalate is a naturally occurring molecule found in abundance in plants and humans. In plants, oxalate helps to get rid of extra calcium by binding with it. That is why so many high-oxalate foods are from plants. In humans, it may work as a “prebiotic,” feeding good bacteria in the gut.

❤️ Subscribe to the BlackBeltBeauty Radio via ITunes here.❤️

Ratings & Reviews help the podcast to thrive so if you feel inspired to leave one, I would so appreciate it! 

 

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Episode 11: Instasode: Training Courage.

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This Instasode is from a BlackBeltBeauty instagram post that was based around the idea & value in training the energy of courage within us, just like a muscle- by flexing it on the daily so that we keep it strong and growing. This 13 minute episode amplifies the caption (below) to the post and takes you deeper into the ideas behind it.

Hope it inspires you to keep flexing that mental muscle STRONG.

💪❤️💪

xRx

"Courage + strength come easier when there is consistency in training the mind to be as such. Like anything in life, it takes true desire to remain dedicated to the work that goes into achieving.
And it really takes work.
Every. Single. Day.
But when you keep in mind these important + potent words:
YOU ARE WORTH IT
the "work" then becomes a practice of
SELF LOVE. -
...Mental magic tricks like that are just so much fun...."

💕🔮💕
 

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Episode 10: Real talk with ANDREA NAVEDO on the power of decision, pursing your passions + conquering the challenges that come with it.

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When I first starting thinking up the message behind BlackBeltBeauty, I had the vision of a woman who is reaching for her best every day in her life. A woman who challenges her challenges, who moves from inspiration, instincts, creativity, passion and a self-motivated drive that is relentless in the pursuit of all that she desires for her life. 

She is the very ESSENCE of the woman that Andrea Navedo is. 

Andrea, born and raised in the Bronx, NY is a talented actress in both TV+ film (She plays the mother of Gina Rodrigues, Xiomara "Xo” Villanueva, that stars on the on the CW hit TV show Jane the Virgin), a real life mother of 2 beautiful kids, a dreamer, a believer & a MAKE IT HAPPEN- kind of woman. She is an active advocate of a living a healthy, positive + inspired life which is easily visible to all that witness her.  She is an aspiring director who just directed her first project “Love Spoken” written by her friend Jozanne Marie, soon to go live for the world to see that Andrea is a creative FORCE- a woman, who from a very young age knew that she was meant for a life that was bigger than her surroundings and figured her way out from the Bronx to land herself in Hollywood where she would make her mark as a legitimate actress. She was designed with a capacity to crush challenges that try to get in the way of her bigger self and her passions that come with that evolving version of herself.  Andrea remained loyal to her drive that would, through no easy journey, see herself through the competitive industry of acting that would ultimately secure a her growing, robust career within it. 

 

Im not going to explain all the wonderful that makes Andrea who she is- I would NEVER dare to try and fit the fullness of her amazing in a few words- she exceeds them as I write them now. What I can say here is that the story of her coming to be where she is today in our podcast episode is full of authenticity inspiration, powerful mindset gems, venerability, laughter, joy, passion and the perfect amount of spice.  It’s an episode that is sure to ignite your inner fire to come out and fuel your process as you drive forward towards all the visions you hold with desire for your life. 

Andrea is a beautiful expression of a woman that demonstrates the power in living a life that is creating by remaining to true to yourself, trusting your decisions and asking yourself to reach for the bigger & best version of you every single day- even when it scares the shit out of you to do so.The best part is, she’s just warming up… Enjoy this elevating conversation with Andrea Navedo and let me know about it on @blackbeltbeauty!

xRx

✨Stay inspired✨ Follow Andrea via IG/Twitter: @andreanavedo

xRx 

SHOW NOTES:

Products mentioned in this episode:

Organic Maca Powder

Vital Protein Collagen Powder

BOOK mentioned:

The Artist's Way by Julia Cameron

Podcasts: The Tim Ferris Show 

 

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EPISODE 9: SOLOSODE: WHEN TO PAUSE THE DOING + HIT PLAY ON JUST BEING.

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This Solosode is inspired by the energy that can come over all of us by the end of the week- TIRED. In this Solosode I talk about the dance between "doing" + "being"; knowing when it's time to say, enough for now, hit pause + honor your mind/body's request to chill out in order to avoid becoming burnt out.  It's 15 minutes of my experienced thoughts on the subject that are meant breathe some supportive validation when you need to push pause + recharge your mind, body and spirit.

Created as always, with love + 👊

xRx

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EPISODE 8: MINDSET GEMS ON "CONFIDENCE, TAKING CHANCES, LOVING THE JOURNEY + HAVING YOUR SHIT TOGETHER- A HILARIOUS + INSPIRING CONVERSATION WITH MY GIRL, ELENA.

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Elena Chatzikonstantinou is the founder and owner of the prestigious, private event planning company www.THECODE20.com - the official after-party planners for the world renowned racing organization, The Formula One.  https://www.formula1.com 

She is a BOLD entrepreneur with the admiral ability to have a vision, to believe in both her vision + HERSELF, and then pursue her visions to become her reality. She built an incredibly successful business that is partnered with the highest level of single seat auto racing in the world; an organization that has NO time for any partnerships that do not compliment their extremely high standards. 

What does it take to build a company that is validated as the BEST by the best? Find out in this super fun + inspiring episode with my girl Elena. 

Follow Elena and TheCode20 via Instagram at:

@elenatc:  @THECODE20

Episode Notes/Mentions:

Formula 1 Documentaries/Movies:

Aryton Senna: "SENNA"

"Williams"

"RUSH"

Greek Poem ITHAKA:

 

Enjoy! 

xRx

 

  

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