Mike Aidala: Creator/Founder of the MAST Method

Mike Aidala is one of the most beautiful souls you will ever meet.  Mike and I have an amazing conversation that definitely went DEEP.  Mike has done the inner work within himself and has a wealth of life experiences that he is so very transparent in sharing.  This conversation for me personally, was one of the most stimulating human interactions that I have ever had.  Mike is so real, so open, and so vulnerable, it is absolutely REFRESHING!  You will thoroughly enjoy this episode.

Mike’s Instagram:

https://www.instagram.com/mike.aidala/

127 Fitness Instagram:

https://www.instagram.com/127fitness/

Emily Troxler: Personal Trainer, Coach, Podcaster, Self-Love Enthusiast, and Entrepreneur

Emily is a strong, vulnerable, powerful woman.  Emily and I dig deep into her back story, which includes struggles with weed, eating disorders, body image issues, and feeling worthy.  Emily is super transparent and holds nothing back in telling her story on this episode of the 127 Fit Podcast.  We also cover Emily’s choice to live a vegan life, training, social media, and of course, much more!  You will gain so much wisdom, insight, and appreciation from this listen.  Enjoy!

Emily’s Instagram:

https://www.instagram.com/empowertraining_/

127 Fitness Instagram:

https://www.instagram.com/127fitness/

Marc Hill: Fitness Enthusiast, Cos Player, Motivational Speaker, and Super Nerd

Marc Hill is a well rounded individual.  He has an amazing story that we dig deep into on this episode of the 127 Fit Podcast.  Topics that we cover during our conversation include:  Childhood, Marc’s 100 lb. weight loss journey, the importance of having purpose, fitness, cos playing, and of course, much more!  Marc is very candid and transparent during this interview.  There are a lot of powerful nuggets you will be able to take from Marc’s story and apply to your life.  Enjoy!

Marc’s Instagram:

https://www.instagram.com/colorado_kratos/

127 Fit Instagram:

https://www.instagram.com/127fitness/

Each Day

Each day you choose who you will be. Each day you choose who you will become. How often do you hear people blaming others for their stupidity? It’s always someone else’s fault. There is no self-responsibility, no internal examination. People want to point the finger, people want to tear others down. It makes insecure people feel good about themselves, at least temporarily. I’m not interested in that life. I used to be that person. The person who was always tearing others down, in order to build my insecure self up. I am sure I have been guilty more often than not of pointing my finger at someone and trying to put the blame on them as well. But today, I am learning to live my life not focused on what everyone else is or isn’t doing, but focusing on what I am doing and need to do. I am learning, each day is an opportunity to grow. An opportunity to get better. I don’t need to blame others. How about I look in the mirror and find out what’s wrong with me, before I try to find out what’s wrong with someone else? I control who I am, who I will become. Why waste energy on that which I have no control over? Live. Listen. Learn. Love. Each and everyday.

One Step

One step. And then, another. And another. And another. One step in the right direction today. Day after day after day. That’s what it takes to get where you want to go. To accomplish great things, impossible things, lasting things, we need endurance. The majority of us, like to have what we want, right now, with no effort, no work, no waiting. Just give it to us, RIGHT NOW. Our culture promotes this lifestyle, glamorizes this lifestyle, but reality is quite different. Reality usually gives us something drastically different, packaged in the form of hard, laborious, and difficult. Why? Because the fact of the matter is, life isn’t easy. Good things, great things, impossible things, lasting things, valuable things, don’t come easy. That which is worthwhile, doesn’t come easy. Change in life, isn’t easy. Reaching/accomplishing your goals in life, isn’t easy. What we are taught in our society, what is modeled within our society, promoted, and sold, is a far cry from the true reality of life more often than not. We need to embrace the hard life, the hard way. We need to embrace the fact that we grow in the grind and the grit of life. We learn so much about ourselves within the grind and the grit. Focus on one step. One step today. One step at a time. One step in the right direction day after day after day. No matter how hard it gets, just simply keep stepping in the direction you know you are to step.

Build

It is interesting how we live in a culture that wants everything, RIGHT NOW. There is no waiting, no patience, no discipline to deny the instant gratification that tugs at us so hard. Most people just give in, it’s a lot easier to do so. And we see the ramifications of the RIGHT NOW attitude all around us. Overweight adults, overweight youth, large increases in preventable disease, broken families due to divorce and children being born out of wedlock, increases in gun violence, the list goes on and on. It’s sick and pathetic. Great things, powerful things, lasting things, take time to create, to build. They take hard work, discipline, focus, drive, and passion. If you look no further then the house or building you are currently in, there was a process to building this structure, it took time. A plan was created, the foundation was laid, so on and so forth. Building something meaningful, impactful, and again, lasting, doesn’t and won’t happen over-night. You have to be willing to endure, suffer even. You have to be able to block out the noise, the doubters, the naysayers, the negativity that wants to destroy. You have to build no matter what, whatever it takes. In the end, the product, the outcome, the results, will be worth the toil and the labor.

Focused

You have to stay focused. You have to keep moving forward. You have to keep putting in the work. You have to continue to live relentlessly. Don’t let up. Don’t allow yourself to get comfortable. Don’t allow distractions to deter you. I know you wish some things were different, but you can’t control what you can’t control. You can only control what you can control. You control how you live your life everyday. You control your thoughts. You control your work ethic. You control your kindness. You control your love. I know you are lonely. I know you yearn to share life with someone. I know you yearn to help hurting youth. These will come. I don’t know when, but they will come. You continue to be someone to follow, each day. Be the leader you were created to be. Be the example you were made to be. Stay positive. Build others up. Continue to be real. Authentic. Straight-forward. Continue to be you. Unwavering. Disciplined. Consistent. Focused. Continue to live your life completely, fully, as if there were no tomorrow. Remain humble. God resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble. Remain teachable. Remain steadfast. Your light is shining. People see. People know. You are having an impact. Just stay the course. Stay focused. Keep moving forward.