So a few weeks ago I sent out and email discussing which type of trainer is the best for getting you in shape


Whether that’s weight loss, fitness, building muscle or strength training


Is it:


The academic




The practical thinker




The experienced been there and done it guy


And came to the conclusion that someone who’s a mixture of all 3 would work best for almost everyone.


Well today I was reading some of my PN Level 2 Master Coaching and Nutrition stuff


(It’s a year long course that I have to do every day)


And was reading something on the subject on the myths of intelligence, which pretty much backed up what I was saying in the article a few weeks back


Its quite deep shit but I'll try and keep it simple and then give you a lesson on how it applies to your fat loss and muscle gaining goals


So to begin with


This is what most people perceive intelligence to be


  1. Intelligence is a one-dimensional ability that can be measured by IQ tests.
  2. Intelligence is fixed; either you’re smart or you aren’t. Using tools that make you smarter is cheating. And if you’re smart, you should understand stuff right away.
  3. Intelligence comes from the brain. The body is just a vehicle that carries the brain around.
  4. Intelligence is rational and conscious — we arrive at conclusions using self-aware logic.
  5. Intelligence is a personal “possession” — it defines you, like a status object.
  6. Intelligence is an individual capacity, not a social one.
  7. Intelligence is the same thing for everyone. Environment, culture, and experience are irrelevant.
  8. Intelligence is about intellect, reasoning, and cognition. It has nothing to do with physical, emotional, or spiritual elements.

But in reality intelligence is a learned process and is expandable and buildable skill set


And can be described as a composite of the following


  • Observation
  • problem solving
  • judging and evaluating
  • planning and strategy
  • communication
  • empathy
  • intuition and wisdom
  • technical knowledge
  • being able to rock a clipboard and whistle

Think about it, the stuff that you do well naturally you probably do the latter list of behaviors instinctively


So maybe these skills are transferable from one area of your life (business) to another (building a physique) or vice versa.


Ok you still with me?


So peeps can be categorized into two mindsets


Fixed and Growth mindsets


The growth mindset one is the one that we need to be in as research shows that those that go down the growth route always come out on top when it comes to accomplishing tasks in life


So then if you’re not good at something you can learn to be really good even if you consider yourself to be a bit dense in a certain field


So with that in mind here’s another quick list of stuff you should be doing and can apply now to be experiencing the growth mindset in the area you are struggling in


  •  take more risks and tackle more challenging projects (which leads to greater payoffs and more stimulating work)
  • ask for help (while fixed mindset students will see needing help as a sign of weakness)
  • are patient and compassionate with themselves
  • allow themselves to make mistakes (or even seek them out)
  • focus on mastering the process instead of the outcome (sound familiar?)
  • focus on the quality rather than the quantity of their output
  • can tolerate setbacks, challenges, and failure — they’re resilient and bounce back easily

So how does this all relate to your fat loss and muscle building goals?


Well to me it affirms that anyone can achieve the physique that there after with following and learning a process


And it will only happen if you put in the time, effort and required work


We aren’t born with much natural ability of anything


So for me excuses don’t exist


So the haven’t got the genetics excuses is no longer a valid reason for being out of shape


All you need to do is apply the above behaviors


And the following habits


  • Persist. Stick with things. Be patient and tenacious. Problem solving takes time.
  • Manage impulsivity. Don’t give up too soon, freak out, or grab every shiny thing you see.
  • Think flexibly. Ask yourself, “Is there another way to solve this problem?”
  • Strive for accuracy and precision. Devote yourself to your Goals. Don’t tolerate sloppiness or half-assitude.
  • Ask questions. Lots of them. Ask for help, and explore what the top people in your field do.
  • Apply past knowledge. Learn from your mistakes and make your successes work for you.
  • Gather data through all your senses. See and observe, listen, be hands-on … heck, you can “sniff out” BS or “chew on” ideas.
  • Create, imagine, and innovate. Whether it’s a new workout tool or process, “creation” or “imagination” can be anything.
  • Take responsible risks. Get outside your comfort zone… just a little. Paradoxically, letting yourself “look stupid” or “feel stupid” actually leads to better learning, because it means you’re willing to ask for help and tolerate discomfort in the service of growth.
  • Find humor.
  • Think interdependently. Cooperate and collaborate; discuss; bounce ideas around
  • Keep learning. Until your last brain cell stops working.

So there you go

Put all this into practice and you will be well on your way to


Thinking positively about your goals and well on your way to achieving them


If you’re still struggling to get your head around this and want to fast track the process with a solid


concrete plan then get in contact


Laurie “Master Nutritionist” Carr


If you’re ready for your physique and fitness diagnostic consultation then apply HERE!


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