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36. Ryan Munsey: Fuck Your Feelings, Optimizing performance + living from a GROWTH MINDSET life.

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Ryan Munsey is an author, host of The Better Human Project podcast, a respected thought leader in personal development and wellness + a high performance consultant to elite performing humans.

In other words: Ryan Munsey is a HIGH PERFORMING BADASS, on a mission to support humans become better versions of themselves everyday + has written one of my FAVORITE optimizing performance books in support of that mission (what I like to frame as a manual) called: Fuck Your Feelings.

 “The NOWHERE between two SOMEWHERES”

“The NOWHERE between two SOMEWHERES”

In this new BlackBeltBeauty Radio episode I have so much fun to diving deep into Ryans’s mental framework and process and bringing out some HIGHLY inspiring gems that can be modeled in support of high performance living.

In this episode you will learn:

  • “The Nowhere Between Two Somewheres” a beautifully and powerfully written Instagram post of Ryans that expresses that importance of composure in life transitions.

  • The importance of Emotional Resiliency through life transitions.

  • Ryan’s upbringing as an athlete, what he learned about himself as an athlete + what drove him to get his degree in Food Science/Human Nutrition and dive deep into the business side of it all

  • What inspired Ryan to the path of becoming a realized expert as a high performer

  • The process and inspiration of Fuck Your Feelings

  • The science behind Decision Making

  • Why Ryan focused on the specifics of Fuck Your Feelings as tools to optimizing performance

  • Crushing Dogmatic beliefs in nutrition/fitness + focusing on what WORKS, then piecing them together to work for you.

  • Creating “TOOLS” in your Performance tool box

  • Ryan’s NON morning routine and why he does not subscribe to a “routine”

  • How he trained his ability to write a book

  • The 4 most impactful books and WHY they have impacted Ryans’ mental framework + process

  • Ryan’s idea of success

  • The power of discipline + why Ryan relies on it

  • How + WHY Ryan implements DAILY appreciation at the start of his day

  • What “BALANCE” means to him

I cannot recommend reading or listening to Fuck Your Feelings and following Ryan enough!

Enjoy the inspiration + mental tactics towards high performance living that you will MOST DEFINITELY gain from this conversation.

xRx
FOLLOW RYAN ON SM: @Ryanmunsey_ and learn more about Ryan’s work via www.ryanmusney.com where you can also schedule a 20 minute session with Ryan to help get unstuck on the path to achieving your goals.

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35. SOLOSODE: DROP THE HEAVY WEIGHT OF "PERFECTION" + 🚀LIFT OFF FROM THE 💰SUCCESSFUL ACTION OF GOING FOR IT👊

Alright badasses,

This episode is here to support the courage in your hearts to START that “thing” you’ve been wanting to start, or do that “thing” you’ve been wanting to do, but you’ve been hesitation waiting for things to be more “perfect” before you DECIDE to just GO FOR IT.

As someone who has constantly thrown myself into scenarios throughout my entire life, where things were not “perfectly” set up yet or I did not have a “perfect” amount of experience to really qualify myself as an “expert” in new territories of interest but WENT FOR IT ANYWAYS + succeeded great experiences from doing so; I feel like I have a strong voice to express that waiting for the “perfect timing or start” is like waiting to see a unicorn walk by you, it’s not going to happen. (sucks i know🦄)

There is NO such thing as the “perfect” time to start.

And here’s the thing, even if there is such a thing, you will NEVER know it until you start and look back at it but STARTING is a must and that means you need to be willing to experience some messy challenges (aka growth/learning process) in the initial, because the bottom line is: EVERY SUCCESSFUL PERSON +/BUSINESS DID in the beginning.

I am a lover of details + preparation and exceeding my expectations.

That said I am equally a lover of BEING REAL and calling myself out if I catch myself hesitating from starting or going for something I know in my heart, I am ready ENOUGH to start/go for it.

If these words hit your heart, then you will LOVE this encouraging episode to hit that green button and GO for that thing you’ve been hesitating to start or go towards.

Love you guys, believe in yourSelf + your vision.

One life baby, let’s do this!

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xRx


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34. A DEEP, EDUCATIONAL DIVE INTO CBD WITH JAY HARTENBACH OF MEDTERRA CBD.

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Have you been wondering about what CBD is all about too?

CBD a HOT word in the health world these days. It caught my biology loving attention for some time now, making me VERY curious about the health effects of it but hesitated to use it with out knowing more about it.

I had some pieces of insight on it but not enough to feel qualified to answer the questions I received from so many people this year on it how it works.

That is no longer the case thanks to this epically educational conversation on CBD with Jay Hartenhbach, the CEO of Medterra, a leading supplier of the highest quality CBD companys existing in the market today.

Jay and I dive deep into all of the currently known layers of CBD.

In this episode you will learn:

  • What CBD is

  • The difference between Hemp + Marijuana

  • How CBD is extracted from Hemp

  • Why CBD is healthy for us

  • Who CBD is great for

  • Jay’s educational background + how Medterra came to exist

  • What to look for when shopping for a quality CBD product

  • If the geography pf the hemp plants effect the quality of the CBD produced from it

  • THC’s effect on CBD

  • Pharma’s new CBD medicinal treatment

  • If CBD usage could be an issue for Pro athletes

  • The powerful anti-inflammatory responses and how it helps to heal bodily injuries

  • The various forms of CBD products and how each one works

  • How to find your perfect dose of CBD

  • CBD for pregnant women

  • How CBD can benefit menopausal women

Enjoy!

xRx

For more information on how to purchase Medterra CBD products: www.medterracbd.com

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33. Q+A: NEGATIVE SELF TALK + ANXIETY DISRUPTORS.

Today’s episode is the first Q+ A where I’m answering one of the many awesome questions I’ve received from our listeners.

The question is one I believe we can all relate to:

What do you do when Negative Self Talk and Anxiety start to creep in?

Drop in to this episode to learn what I do when these peace invaders present themselves to me, as well as some strategies that can support your ability to powerfully maneuver through them if/when they show up in your life.


Let me know your listening to this by sharing it on your Instagram stories, tag me @blackbeltbeauty and @roxylook

Thank you for the love and support!

xRx

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32: JULI KEENE: WHAT IS A HEALTHY GUT, HOW THE HEALTH OF OUR GUT EFFECTS OUR OVERALL HEALTH + HOW TO OPTIMIZE YOURS.

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Gut health is a hot topic in science these days; rightfully so it is increasingly being proved that the health of our gut has a MAJOR impact on the overall health of our wellbeing- from immunity to emotional resiliency.

Clinical nutrionist and health expert, Juli Keene joined me in this new #BlackBeltBeautyRadio episode to unpack the complex subject of of gut health.

In this episode you will learn:

  • What is a healthy gut?

  • What an unhealthy gut is

  • How an unhealthy guy effects our body and some issues that show up when our gut health is comprised

  • What is your Gut Microbiome?

  • How our microbiome effects our overall well being

  • The importance of having a thriving microbiome + the determents of their lack in thriving

  • What supports a thriving microbiome

  • The difference between your gut microbiome vs your microbiota

  • What “leaky gut” is

  • The harmful effects of leaky gut + how the many ways it shows up in our body when you have a leaky gut

  • Food sensitivities vs food allergies

  • Signs you have a leaky gut

  • The Vagus Nerve and Brain Gut Axis

  • The connection between our gut health and our brain health

  • How our gut effects our emotional resiliency and decision making process

  • What important FEEL GOOD neurotransmitters are generated in our gut and how an unhealthy gut effects them

  • How processed foods trigger our neurotransmitters

  • Probiotics vs Prebiotics

  • Best ways to consume both pro + prebiotics

  • What + when to avoid pro + prebiotics

  • Cows milk vs goat milk + the newly discovered health benefits of camel milk

  • Gluten + how it effects the health of our guts

  • Top 5 daily to do’s for a healthy gut

Books mentioned:

Fuck Your Feelings- Ryan Munsey

Probiotics:

VSL#3

RENEW LIFE (whole foods)

VISOBIOME


I hope you enjoy this very insightful episode that is meant to empower your knowledge and approach towards your health.

Enjoy!

xRx


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31. SOLOSODE: DISCOVERING YOUR WHY, GETTING CLEAR + MAKING IT HAPPEN.

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Anyone can want. Resiliency to ACHIEVE is limited to those who rely on THIS powerful tool:

YOUR WHY FACTOR. 

It's not just a theory, it's a proven fact that when we desire something for our lives and have GREAT PURPOSE (aka a STRONG WHY) behind it, we are better able to stay committed to the pursuit of it actualizing it despite the challenges and adversities that rise up along the way. 

In this new Solosode I replay a recent BlackBeltBeauty instagram post that blends perfectly with the focus of this episode and tease out the benefits of: discovering your WHY, getting clear on your goals/vision and implementing both of those intangibles into your pursuit to actualizing iT into your life- whatever IT may be.

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The goal behind this episode is to help you connect with your purpose behind any + all things that you desire for your life and utilizing the power that comes with that connection to get you from WANTING to MAKING IT HAPPEN. 

 

❤️,

xRx

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Thank you soooo much for the love + support! 

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30: DANA CLAUDAT: CREATING YOUR LUCK, DESIGNING YOUR SPACE + LIFE WITH NO LIMITS & LIVING FROM YOUR HIGHEST, CREATIVE-SELF.

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Dana Claudat is a modern Feng Shui master, a Stanford- educated art historian with a serious passion for Modern & Contemporary art. To put it simply: Curating is in her DNA.  

I felt an alignment to Dana's incredible energy upon discovering her radiant, always positive INSTAGRAM PROFILE  and her renowned blog, THE TAO OF DANA  but I after having this ELEVATING conversation with this talented, inspiring woman, I can honestly say that I LOVE Dana's mental framework and what she puts out into this world through her original approach to Feng Shui . 

Here's my favorite part: She's the REAL thing.  A pragmatic creative who originates from Jersey and keeps the essence of that realness alive in her approach to Feng Shui. Sorry no unicorns,  magical promises and do not expect her to be your guru... She is a creative support system to those who apply her specialized methods of Feng Shui into their sacred spaces that invites more expansive, harmonized energy into these spaces. But it doesn't stop there. Through the ripple effects of Dana's Feng Shui method, this renewed, harmonized energy has positively impacted the entire lives of those she works with too, proving that, as Dana puts it,

"Your space reflects your life and your life reflects your space."

She is woman who does NOT believe in luck or limitations, which immediately makes her principles and practice of Feng Shui SO unique.  A definite deviation from the majority of Feng Shui practices out there. A Feng Shui Maverick if you will and a total a path CREATOR- both making her my kind of girl.

Im giving it to you STRAIGHT: Since our conversation and starting her CASH CAMP, an 8 week online, collaborative, space designing course that harmonizes the energy in our sacred spaces to build not just in our financial status but invites more WEALTH INTO OUR ENTIRE LIVES; I have felt a serious shift- INTERNALLY + EXTERNALLY. 

A shift that feels SO good, so ALIGNED with my highest Self and has me sooo excited about what is to come this Fall as I get deeper into the camp, designing more shifts with intentions that support my ability to achieve what I envision for my life.   I am a firm believer that our external is a reflection of our internal so it's no surprise when I say I LOVE that Dana's Feng Shui practice lives in that same philosophy.  

That said, I am SO excited for you all to drop in to our conversation in this new BlackBeltBeauty Radio episode to get to know this amazing woman, how she arrived to this incredible place with her Feng Shui practice and without even intending to, turning her passion and practice of into a thriving business. A business that is genuinely supporting so many people around the world to be thriving in their own lives. I have NO doubt you are going to feel SO inspired to start Feng Shui'ing your space and LIFE with Dana once you listen to this energizing conversation. 

In this episode you will learn: 

  • Dana's unique approach to the art of Feng Shui- why it's so different from majority of practices and principles of Feng Shui that exist. 
  • Her journey to discover Feng Shui
  • Tuning out of external "healers" and Tuning into herSelf while implementing Feng Shui in her life. 
  • The birth of the "Wellness" industry and how it effected her Feng Shui practice 
  • Designing space with Intention, regardless of how new or big the space is
  • Science backed effects of personal energy towards our environment
  • How our inner state reflects our outer state
  • The meaning of Feng Shui and the various practices and schools 
  • What ultimately influenced Dana's unique approach to Feng Shui and why
  • Science based Feng Shui
  • The power of CREATIVITY in your home
  • Dana's view on BALANCE and creating BALANCED energy in our space to align with our unique needs for it
  • Collaborative designing- What her FENG SHUI CAMPS ( Money, Love + Decluttering) are all about and how they have successful impacted those in it (including herself because she does it with everyone) in desired ways
  • Her experience at Stanford studying art history and how it influenced her to NOT taken the paved path, the most commonly taken road and instead, be a path creator, designing it from her unique desires, passion, interests and intentions
  • The VALUE of ADVERSITY and the power of listening to your AUTHENTIC SELF
  • Disregarding "timelines"  + focusing on your desires, passions + intentions 
  • One of my personal experiences from shifting energy in my space and what it helped me MANIFEST a desire into my life
  • First steps to harmonizing your space with Dana's Feng Shui method
  • How Self talk effects your internal + external environment 
  • Dana's new school of Feng Shui- why she started it and what it's all about

"Art and aesthetics are a high frequency of communication" Dana Claudat. 

 

I would LOVE to know what you think and FEEL from listening to our conversation and if you reading this before 9/10 then you have time to sign up for Dana's CASH CAMP HERE and start taking INSPIRED ACTION towards building the wealth you desire for your life. 

You can follow Dana and dive deeper into her Feng Shui methods across these platforms:

BLOG: www.fengshuidana.com

INSTAGRAM, TWITTER + PINTEREST

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Sending you all LOVE + ELEVATED ENERGY always!

xRx 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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29: SOLOSODE: PROGRESS: HOW TO SHIFT WITH THE CHANGE OF SEASONS FOR INTERNAL + EXTERNAL PROGRESSION... AKA SUCCESS👊

Fall is HERE + so the a shift of energy that comes with it. Rather than waiting for the New Year to focus on shifting our ways to induce more progress in all areas of life: relationships, health, finances, business; I'm sharing thought ideas + practicable ways to lean into those shifts NOW aligned with FALL's arrival.. t's not only being proactive to achieve our goals but it's making the positive effects & results LONG STANDING. Why wait for the New Year to kick ass + get ahead when we can start NOW?! In this new episode I suggest ideas that support that objective so that when 2019 arrives, we are way ahead of the game and on target to accomplishing what we aim to achieve withIN + OUT.

One of my primary focuses when reaching for PROGRESS is looking at the Intangibles - WHO I need to BE in order to generate the tangibles I desire- What I also frame as "external success."

In this episode I share 1 small shift to my morning routine (I kinda hate the word but can't think of a better one to describe it appropriately yet) that has made a powerful impact on my ability to focus and be more effective with my output (working SMARTER not HARDER). I believe that it may inspire you to create your own personal shift that will give you similar results.  

 

I would love to hear your thoughts on this episode so please hit me with them on IG via @blackbeltbeauty or @roxylook 

Your feedback means everything to me and supports my mission to continue creating content that adds value to your life. 

Happy Labor Weekend and CHEERS to KICKING ASS this Fall together!

xRx

 

I would love to hear your thoughts on this episode so please hit me with them on IG via @blackbeltbeauty or @roxylook

Your feedback means everything to me and supports my mission to continue creating content that adds value to your life. 

Happy Labor Weekend and CHEERS to KICKING ASS this Fall together!

xRx

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28: DR. MOLLY MALOOF- OPTIMIZING HEALTH, BEAUTY + LIVING OUR BEST LIFE.

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Dr. Molly Maloof is taking on the world of medicine with the vision of shifting its primary focus from "curing illness" to optimizing health. In other words expanding our healthspan + supporting our a higher, overall performance in life.  Based in San Fransisco, CA; Molly is a concierge medical doctor with a clients (mostly entrepreneurs, investors + high level executives) that are focused on not just feeling better in their lives but actually BECOMING better versions of themselves with full trust in Molly's unique, extensive approach to get them there.  

Molly's approach aims it's focus on cellular health and utilizes a variety of comprehensive testing of clinical chemistry, metabolomics, microbiome, genetics, & biometrics (e.g. heart rate variability & continuous glucose monitoring) to access and generate true health markers of her clients for her to strategize optimal needs to resolve issues and extend their healthspan. 

In addition to Molly's personalized medical practice, she is the head of Medical Science at Sano Intelligence in San Fransisco and is an entrepreneur that has a passion for beauty (love that so much). Molly has taken that passion and put into into the development a few essential, multi-tasking, healthy beauty products that will help to simplify skin care regimens with a scientific approach to their effectiveness- for both men and women.  The list continues to Molly's passion-fueled businesses with the the launch her new podcast next month "Dr. Molly Talks"- a podcast I cannot wait to indulge in and learn more from this incredible woman who is on the leading edge of health care and medicine. 

I loved this conversation with Molly for so many reasons aside from gaining more knowledge on optimizing health through her unique voice. It was a fun, intimate conversation that extended past the clinical aspects of healthcare and touched on the lifestyle approach to healthcare.

There's a lot to look forward to that Molly is passionately working to create that will be of great service to this world so I'm excited to introduce her to you through our conversation. I have NO doubt she will inspire you to start focusing on ways to optimize your healthspan and feel connected to the value (your WHY) in doing so. 

 

STAY CONNECTED WITH MOLLY:

INSTAGRAM: dr.mollyco

TWITTER: @mollymaloofmd

WEBSITE: www.drmolly.co

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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

Get Jenn's 12 wk program HERE: Bodybyjennla.com

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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!

ALSO: You can purchase energy bits with a 20% discount via www.energybits.com by using BLACKBELTBEAUTY in the promo code!

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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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:

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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.

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 xRx 

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