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/

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/

Tyler Johnson: Founder of Elev8 Educ8 Rejuven8

Tyler Johnson is a Husband, Father, Coach, Mentor, Trainer, and Founder of Elev8 Educ8 Rejuven8.  Tyler and I have an awesome conversation covering a variety of topics.  Some of the topics we discussed included:  Family life, childhood experiences, finding purpose, the importance of athletics, leadership, and much more.  Tyler is full of fire and passion for life.  You will thoroughly enjoy this episode!

Tyler’s Instagram:

https://www.instagram.com/elev8educ8rejuven8/

127 Fit Instagram:

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

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.

No Expectation

We cannot control how other people are going to live their lives. We cannot control how other people will react, respond, and or receive that which we give them. We cannot control other people’s thoughts, feelings, emotions, actions, or their perception of who we are. We literally, have absolutely no control over another person. But, we absolutely DO have control over ourselves. We definitely have control over our reactions, responses, and how we receive that which is given to us. We definitely have control over our thoughts, feelings, emotions, actions, and how we perceive others. And we most definitely have control over how we serve and love!

I am a thinker. I think a lot. I ponder a lot. I analyze a lot. I reflect a lot. I try to interpret what others are putting out there, a lot. My mind is busy. My thoughts are constant. I have been going through a situation over the last several weeks to where my thoughts have been super focused in one area, and one direction. I have been trying to interpret things. Trying to figure things out, work things out within my mind in this specific area. Random things, random words, random thoughts, random phrases and random quotes present themselves to me in my mind, often. I don’t know what it is, but for me, words are beautiful, words are powerful, words have significant meaning, and words play a significant role within my life. Words, phrases, etc. help me to stay focused on living the life I desire to live. This morning, the phrase, “Serve and love with no expectation,” came to me. As I have been wrestling with constant thoughts over this specific situation/area that I previously made reference to, as I have been trying to figure this situation out through my thoughts, pondering, analyzing, reflecting, and interpreting, I have come to the realization, or probably more accurately stated, have been reminded, of the fact that I have NO control over someone else. I CANNOT control someone else’s life. But, once again, I CAN control my life! I CAN control how I serve and how I love those around me! We must serve and love with no expectation. Too often we serve and love in order to receive something in return. We do certain things in life, so that we get certain things back. We live life too often in expectation, that if we live a certain way, if we perform certain tasks/duties, if we jump through certain hoops, then we will get specific results. We live expecting. We live to receive back. True service, genuine love, does not expect anything in return. You serve because you want others to be blessed. You love because you want others to be blessed. Serving and loving in order to get something in return, is again, not true service, nor genuine love. These are simply selfish actions to fill some void or emptiness within our life. We must serve. We must love. We must serve one another. We must love one another. With no expectation. With no strings attached. With no expectancy of anything in return. We serve to serve. We love to love. In order to build others up, to bless others. In order to be the men and women, God created us to be, for His glory. Serve boldly today. Love boldly today. Live boldly today. It’s not about you, it’s about others, ALWAYS.

Stephanie Wurtz: Ultra Runner, President of Pikes Peak Road Runners, and Constant Explorer

Stephanie Wurtz is the President of Pikes Peak Road Runners, Assistant Vice President of Communications at Colorado College, an endurance athlete, community leader, along with being a constant explorer and learner.  Stephanie and I were on a bit of a tight interview schedule, but our conversation was awesome!  We touch on numerous topics including how she overcame the sudden and unexpected death of her husband, balancing a chaotic schedule, ultra running, and of course much more!  Stephanie is a bright, strong, beautiful spirit!  You will thoroughly enjoy her perspective on life!

127 Fitness Instagram:

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

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.