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This Amazing Life motivates and inspires listeners to take action so that they can live their own AMAZING lives!

This Amazing Life Ryan O'Neill

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This Amazing Life motivates and inspires listeners to take action so that they can live their own AMAZING lives!

    149. "How Can I Make An Impact?" - Intention of the Week

    149. "How Can I Make An Impact?" - Intention of the Week

    Hi my name is Ryan and welcome to the show! This Amazing Life encourages and inspires YOU, the listener, to take action so that you can live your own AMAZING LIFE!

    Every week, I offer a new “Intention of the Week!” A tool, a mantra, or a guideline for you to use throughout your week on your own path to success.

    This week’s Intention of the Week is "How Can I Make An Impact?"

    In this episode, we’ll start off by breaking the IOTW down into parts, then discuss two or three different perspectives that might be helpful for us, and finally I’ll offer a challenge or a suggestion we can use to create action steps moving forward.

    Thank you so much for choosing to listen to the show. Please consider subscribing, leaving a review, or sharing with a friend!

    If you're interested, make sure to check out my Instagram @ryanoneill.online and send me a DM to try your first workout with me online for free or head over to https://ryanoneill.podia.com/ to learn more!

    Have an Amazing Day!

    • 9 min
    148. "Don't Let Fear of Striking Out Prevent You From Playing The Game!" - Babe Ruth - Intention of the Week

    148. "Don't Let Fear of Striking Out Prevent You From Playing The Game!" - Babe Ruth - Intention of the Week

    Hi my name is Ryan and welcome to the show! This Amazing Life encourages and inspires YOU, the listener, to take action so that you can live your own AMAZING LIFE!

    Every week, I offer a new “Intention of the Week!” A tool, a mantra, or a guideline for you to use throughout your week on your own path to success.

    This week’s Intention of the Week is inspired by a Babe Ruth quote that says: "Don't let the fear of striking out prevent you from playing the game!" My interpretation of the quote that I offer is: "Don't let fear of failure prevent you from taking action and achieving your goals!"

    In this episode, we’ll start off by breaking the IOTW down into parts, then discuss two or three different perspectives that might be helpful for us, and finally I’ll offer a challenge or a suggestion we can use to create action steps moving forward.

    Thank you so much for choosing to listen to the show. Please consider subscribing, leaving a review, or sharing with a friend!

    If you're interested, make sure to check out my Instagram @ryanoneill.online and send me a DM to try your first workout with me online for free or head over to https://ryanoneill.podia.com/ to learn more!

    Have an Amazing Day!

    • 12 min
    147. "The Distance Between Dreams and Reality Is Action!" - Intention of the Week

    147. "The Distance Between Dreams and Reality Is Action!" - Intention of the Week

    Hi my name is Ryan and welcome to the show! This Amazing Life encourages and inspires YOU, the listener, to take action so that you can live your own AMAZING LIFE!

    Every week, I offer a new “Intention of the Week!” A tool, a mantra, or a guideline for you to use throughout your week on your own path to success.

    This week’s Intention of the Week is "The Distance Between Dreams and Reality Is Action!!"

    In this episode, we’ll start off by breaking the IOTW down into parts, then discuss two or three different perspectives that might be helpful for us, and finally I’ll offer a challenge or a suggestion we can use to create action steps moving forward.

    Thank you so much for choosing to listen to the show. Please consider subscribing, leaving a review, or sharing with a friend!

    If you're interested, make sure to check out my Instagram @ryanoneill.online and send me a DM to try your first workout with me online for free or head over to https://ryanoneill.podia.com/ to learn more!

    Have an Amazing Day!

    • 13 min
    146. "It Always Seems Impossible Until It's Done!" - Nelson Mandella - Intention of the Week

    146. "It Always Seems Impossible Until It's Done!" - Nelson Mandella - Intention of the Week

    Hi my name is Ryan and welcome to the show! This Amazing Life encourages and inspires YOU, the listener, to take action so that you can live your own AMAZING LIFE!
    Every week, I offer a new “Intention of the Week!” A tool, a mantra, or a guideline for you to use throughout your week on your own path to success.
    This week’s Intention of the Week is "It Always Seems Impossible Until It's Done!"
    I recently came across this quote by Nelson Mandella and I'm excited to explore it with you during our workouts this week.

    "It always seems impossible until it's done!" How would you interpret this quote? How can we break this down into parts and make it relevant, realistic, or applicable for ourselves?

    Let's start off with some examples. What if I said to you any of the following:

    "In six months, you're going to run a marathon!"
    "Starting next week you're going to learn a new language!"
    "Before the end of the year, you're going to write a best selling novel!"
    "You're now going to have an amazing relationship with everyone in your extended family!" (hopefully I got a few chuckles out of that one)
    "You're going to have a positive impact on hundreds of people in your hometown!"
    "I'm going to completely eliminate deserts!" (I can hear the gasps already)

    While some of these examples may be realistic and others laughably overwhelming, it leads me to my first question for us to consider: how do we typically respond to adversity?

    When our backs are up against the wall and we are well beyond our comfort zones, how do we feel? Are we excited at the prospect of growth and accomplishment or do we start to feel a large knot forming in the pit of our stomachs?

    Both responses are perfectly normal but why do we feel one way over another? Is it our prevailing self-confidence or self-doubt? Is it an abundance or a lack of knowledge and experience? Are we surrounded by people who encourage us or unfortunately belittle us?
    Let's consider a different perspective for a moment. What if we're solving a problem or creating something that's never been done before? How are we going to keep ourselves encouraged and motivated until we make it to our destination?

    Can we look back on our own experiences, successes, and failures, to help guide us in the best direction possible? Or does the fear of the unknown overwhelm us into inaction?

    Regardless of how big or scary our goals or challenges may seem, this week let's try to recognize how far we've actually come, use all of our knowledge, skills, experience, and surround ourselves with people that will help ensure our best chances for success : )
    Thank you so much for choosing to listen to the show. Please consider subscribing, leaving a review, or sharing with a friend!
    If you're interested, make sure to check out my Instagram @ryanoneill.online and send me a DM to try your first workout with me online for free or head over to https://ryanoneill.podia.com/ to learn more!
    Have an Amazing Day!

    • 9 min
    145. "The Difference Between 'Ordinary' and 'Extraordinary' Is A Little 'Extra'!" - Intention of the Week

    145. "The Difference Between 'Ordinary' and 'Extraordinary' Is A Little 'Extra'!" - Intention of the Week

    Hi my name is Ryan and welcome to the show! This Amazing Life encourages and inspires YOU, the listener, to take action so that you can live your own AMAZING LIFE!

    Every week, I offer a new “Intention of the Week!” A tool, a mantra, or a guideline for you to use throughout your week on your own path to success.

    This week's Intention of the Week is: "The Difference Between 'Ordinary' and 'Extraordinary' Is A Little 'Extra'!"

    What does the word "extraordinary" mean to you? Can you think of a few examples of something you've experienced in your life that merits such a high amount of praise? Do you know or have you known anyone in your life that had such a positive impact on you that it's carried over into the future? Or have you ever been to a restaurant or event and noticed some attention to detail that took your experience from pleasant to truly memorable?

    To me, the word makes me think of a place with some kind of a "wow factor," or someone who goes just a little bit more out of their way to have a positive impact. Mostly, what I think about is how someone or something makes me feel. By elevating my life and my experience in some way, I would certainly consider identifying someone or something as "extraordinary."

    Another perspective to consider is what does "doing a little extra" mean to you? Is it finally holding yourself accountable to bring about some kind of goal or change you'd like to create? Or in some small way, does it mean working just a little harder or smarter to complete a big project or creative vision? 

    Where do we draw the line between "doing enough," versus "going the extra mile"? (something that I'm sure a perfectionist would struggle with and could go as far back as school)

    Right now, as you're reading this email, you could be having a completely different reaction which I thoroughly understand. Maybe for you, you feel like you're already being pushed to your limits mentally, physically, and emotionally at home, at work, school, or wherever else you're trying to make progress and get ahead, and that the thought of "doing more" makes you feel physically unwell. 

    Doing "more" isn't always the end all/be all answer that some people may claim it to be.

    If that really resonated with you, then maybe the little "extra" that could help you go from ordinary to extraordinary could be a little extra peace and quiet, time with nature, opening up more to a close friend or family member, or reallocating/reprioritizing your mental health.

    While Nina and I were away for a few days, I had an unbelievable realization that in fact what I had needed wasn't a "vacation" but rather a "retreat."

    By allowing ourselves the opportunity to truly unplug from most technology, social media, or even external and internal pressures we were experiencing, we we able to realize how much of a positive impact we could have on our lives just by reprioritizing (and in some cases eliminating) things that light us up versus things that cause us stress.

    Is there currently an opportunity or need in your life to find a better way to reduce stress and fatigue? How could that help you elevate your life?

    These are just some of the many different ideas and perspectives that we'll consider during our conversation.

    Thank you so much for choosing to listen to the show. Please consider subscribing, leaving a review, or sharing with a friend!

    If you're interested, make sure to check out my Instagram @ryanoneill.online and send me a DM to try your first workout with me online for free or head over to https://ryanoneill.podia.com/ to learn more!

    Have an Amazing Day!

    • 18 min
    144. "I'm Actively Creating The Life That I Want To Live!" - Intention of the Week

    144. "I'm Actively Creating The Life That I Want To Live!" - Intention of the Week

    Hi my name is Ryan and welcome to the show! This Amazing Life encourages and inspires YOU, the listener, to take action so that you can live your own AMAZING LIFE!

    Every week, I offer a new “Intention of the Week!” A tool, a mantra, or a guideline for you to use throughout your week on your own path to success.

    This week’s Intention of the Week is "I'm Actively Creating The Life That I Want To Live!"

    This week's IOTW reminds us of the power that comes from consciously and proactively living an intentional life. In our workouts this week week, we'll explore ways we can make this real and applicable for ourselves everyday.

    The first thing that might be helpful to acknowledge is our relationship with time. We all have busy lives filled with schedules, routines, and even things that pop up we don't even plan for. Schedules and routines can be beneficial because they provide structure and help relieve some of the mental burden that comes with a lot of decision making. The question is, at what point are we strategically making smart decisions that enhance our lives versus going through the motions and living more on auto pilot.

    This reminds me of two different supporting quotes I've seen recently: 'This isn't your practice life.' and 'Life is meant to be lived and not left on auto-pilot.' authors unknown.

    How powerful and poignant are these? Regardless of religious perspectives or opinions, time is one of the most valuable resources that we have so why not invest it and make decisions that maximize our experience?

    Let's move our attention to another key phrase in this week's IOTW: "actively creating," what does that mean to you? 

    To me, I believe it's a call to action for all of us to recognize and take ownership of the things we can positively affect with our time, energy, effort, or a little extra help. "To create" means to bring something into existence out of nothing. Now that we're here in this life together, what is it that you want to create, feel, learn, or try?

    With our thoughts, words, actions, choices, relationships, the things we say yes to, and the things we say no to, they all add up and either help us move closer or further away from the type of life we want to live.

    By actively participating in the process of exploration, decision making, growth, and fulfillment, it helps bring us closer and closer the fullest expression of what hopefully you believe is your own version of an amazing life.

    And this brings me to the last point I want to touch on in the email: your hopes, dreams, goals, and ideas.

    How often do we allow ourselves the opportunity to pause, reflect, examine, brainstorm, or even daydream about the type of life experience that we truly want to have? How often do we pick lofty goals that we are firmly committed to working towards versus settling for things that are more realistic? How often do we allow our inner child to take advantage of the wonder and beauty that exists in the world before the hard realities of "adulthood" bring us back down to planet Earth? Or how often do we listen to our own hearts and intuition versus allowing the opinions and beliefs of others to prevent us from making the best decision for ourselves?

    Again, we acknowledge and accept that there are certainly things that will happen outside of our control. Once we've allowed that to hold true, the rest is up to us to take the lead : )

    Thank you so much for choosing to listen to the show. Please consider subscribing, leaving a review, or sharing with a friend!

    If you're interested, make sure to check out my Instagram @ryanoneill.online and send me a DM to try your first workout with me online for free or head over to https://ryanoneill.podia.com/ to learn more!

    Have an Amazing Day!

    • 20 min

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Amazing indeed!
Intuitive and thought provoking from such a well round young man. Felt like I was sitting across the table from Ryan.

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You can hear the genuine care in Ryan’s voice as he shares his experiences, and others in “This Amazing Life.” Wonderful words of wisdom that we all need gentle reminders of every now and again.

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