Mind

The day I almost died.....

The day I almost died.....

There's a fine line between risk and recklessness. I spend a large amount of my time trying to figure out how to navigate that gap. Risk is always a good thing. It's where we experience growth, and positive risk taking behaviour makes us feel alive and connected to our potential.

My Toughest Opponent.... Me!

My Toughest Opponent.... Me!

Our founder and Director Richie Norton shares his thoughts on the past year and gives you some insights into what's coming and how to prepare for your best year yet!  We also have a link here to our Strength Temple Goal Setting workshop.  This section is a detailed and tested way to set your goals for 2017 so they actually stick and turn into your dreams!  

Training: Making it count & maximising your precious time

Training:  Making it count & maximising your precious time

Our in house Founder Director and New Balance Ambassador, Richie Norton, talks about his advice for runners over and above pounding the miles.  So many people think that simply running faster and further will achieve the results they desire.  However, the key to improvement lies in mixing up your training, getting the right mindset and focusing on often neglected areas such as flexibility and strength training work.  Click through to the full article to hear from Richie on how he is running further and faster than ever and his secrets to constant improvement.

Lead from the front and do it in style

Lead from the front and do it in style

During the years playing rugby week in week out, endless drills and lifting/throwing big weights around, I realise now more than ever that the key to my physical and mental development primarily depended on 3 things.. 1) What I put in my body (Nutrition) - If I felt energetic, I would work harder than ever. 2) The way I was training my body - If I felt strong and fast, I was unstoppable. 3) Which kit was being used - If I trusted the equipment and kit I was using, I was confident I had the edge to take anyone on. I've pulled together my current goto training shoe options for you.  I've tested them to destruction so you don't have to.  Here's my favourites.....

What is mindfulness and how can mindfulness help me?

What is mindfulness and how can mindfulness help me?

Here's an article from our #NewBalance #Ambassador; Richie Norton.  Read about mindfulness, what it is and how to start practicing.  We've been advocates of Mindfulness as a means of living on a daily basis for some time now, but did you know that mindfulness has been an active part of human culture for thousands of years in one form or another. If you've heard about it and just need more info, or if you're a seasoned mindful pro - check out what Richie has to say.  There's something for everyone.

New Balance "You Are Your Toughest Opponent"

New Balance "You Are Your Toughest Opponent"

The Strength Temple are super pumped to be working with New Balance!  Our Director Richie Norton is one of a select team of New Balance Ambassadors running with their latest campaign which explores how we are our own toughest opponents. This subject is close to our hearts and Richie has been working hard to bring hints and tips on peak performance with the New Balance team to take your training and performance to the next level.  In this article Richie talks about how he's feeling about the Ambassador role and what to expect as the campaign evolves.  Get involved!  #iamthecompetition

Doggy Style! Why you need a Dog in your life......

Doggy Style! Why you need a Dog in your life......

You may not realise it, but there us a theory that we have evolved to rely on dogs for protection and thus, when we are in their presence we feel calmer and more relaxed.  That is unless they are chewing your favourite new pair of shoes or making a mess of your sofa!  Check in with us to get some insights into why you need a dog in your life and what to do if you don't, or can't have one....

The #TempleWalk and changing the way you feel in an instant!

The #TempleWalk and changing the way you feel in an instant!

Come with us and try this one out right now - and no we don't mean the flying press-up!  It will take you about 3 minutes to read this insight and then 30 seconds to 1 minute to try the excercise.  We PROMISE you will be FEELING AWESOME by the time you've finished.  Open yourself up to new ideas and try this stuff out.  Come on, live a little.  It really works!.....

Our Mind Technique to tap into your Limbic System and Upgrade the way you FEEL!

Our Mind Technique to tap into your Limbic System and Upgrade the way you FEEL!

We wanted to give you an insight around thoughts and feelings today and we encourage you to really take this one on board as it can literally change the way you are feeling in an instant!  Thoughts create feelings.  Feelings can create actions.  Actions  create outcomes.  Outcomes create new thoughts.  Repeat.  Just ponder on that for a moment. OK, got that?  Good then, let’s move on and define a term we often use called "Self Talk" before we tap into a visualisation technique to transform how you feel..........

Steps to make “some" people less annoying!

Steps to make “some" people less annoying!

Here are 2 powerful insights into how to change your feelings around small annoyances that can snowball into major differences.  These lessons have literally changed the life of the people who have applied them, and we want to share them with our community.  Find the full article here and start to feel more free and less stressed in just over the time it takes to read it!  Probably about 5 minutes....

Our key to being Happy more of the time

Our key to being Happy more of the time

Our mind is truly an incredible thing.  It takes experiences and classifies them based on outcomes and how they make us feel.  It then decides whether to gravitate towards that experience again and looks for ways to create more positive feelings in our lives.  The thing is that if we start to allow ourselves to feel profound disappointment at the passing of happy moments, our brains can associate this as being too difficult for us and actually moves subconsciously to make sure we don’t experience this pain again.  By doing this we can actually start to avoid some of the deeply happy moments in our lives!  For more see full article.........

Do you need a #TempleDay?

Do you need a #TempleDay?

Have any of you slipped during your progress with resolutions or goals?  I’d say 99.9% of people who answer with integrity and truth will say yes.  Well we’re here to tell you to relax!  We’ve come up with a method to get you back on track and overcome limiting behaviour.  We call it our #TempleDay and it’s a practice that once incorporated into your regime will ensure you can bounce back from any setback.  Full details are here…..

Setting Goals & Your Best Year Yet!

Setting Goals & Your Best Year Yet!

OK folks.  It's that time of year when we all jot down a load of New Year’s Resolutions.  There is something very powerful about the turn of the year from one to the next.

This could be one of our most important articles for you.  It's the one that gets you motivated to achieve everything in your life you deserve.  It's an awesome exercise in designing a future that will deliver endless joy and power to your life.  It's an exercise that can be done at any time of the year.  Don't delay.......

The Power of NO!

The Power of NO!

Well there’s an interesting title.  "No" is usually associated with bad people.  It’s something we don’t look forward to hearing as it means we’re not getting what we’ve asked for.  It’s used by people stopping our progress.  People who just aren’t team players; but HANG ON ONE SECOND!  The power of a kind, well placed and diplomatic no is one of life’s greatest lessons and it’s careful use can open a gateway for your growth and ultimately a better outcome for everyone.  Let’s explore how you can use this often underused word to make everyone happier in the end; most importantly YOU!.....

Anchors & Healthy Chocolate Thick Shakes!

Anchors & Healthy Chocolate Thick Shakes!

So we’ve already discussed Anchors and their importance in controlling behaviour in some of our Mindfulness articles.  We caught up with Shona Vertue for an interview on how Anchors affect us in our day to day lives, and how she’s made some simple changes to move from limiting habits to great habits.  Her technique is an important lesson as it doesn’t fight the anchor, and uses it in an extremely positive and empowering way through redirection.  Oh - and she shares a version of a chocolate milkshake that will blow your socks off!  Enjoy…...

Powerful Thought Game to Transform Your Future!

Powerful Thought Game to Transform Your Future!

The first time I did this my goal was to get out of rented accommodation and into my own home.  I didn’t think I had the financial capacity to do it and it was really getting me down.  Within 2 weeks I’d found a new home and placed an offer that was accepted. I also used it to stop smoking and change my career.  This stuff works!

Mindfulness, Anchors & Peak Performance on demand

Mindfulness, Anchors & Peak Performance on demand

Focusing on achieving mindfulness can produce a state where we feel what’s commonly described as “flow.”  It’s this state of “flow” that we look for when coaching our clients, and we are careful to build anchors for them to allow a rapid return to that state when it’s needed most.  Check out a few techniques to start using this pro tool....

Are you a Human Being or a Human Doing?

Are you a Human Being or a Human Doing?

Let’s just pause to think about this statement for a moment.  Does it leave you feeling like you might have missed a trick?

I don’t want to define this statement too much as I want it to be more of a process of pondering and thought rather than a lesson delivered on a plate......

Comfort zones and growth

Comfort zones and growth

In this blog we explore your comfort zone; what it looks like and why it's an awesome place.  We also look at the human paradox and why you NEED to expand your comfort zone.  We discuss how to do it and how it will make you awesome....

Surprise Yourself

Surprise Yourself

When we first posted this picture to Instagram the response was quite overwhelming.  We all chuckle about it now, but it does look a bit extreme.  Comments flew in.... "That's photoshopped!"   and "How the hell is that possible?"  "Where are the wires?"