Never mind love and hate, there is a very fine line between fear and excitement. That’s what makes us love rollercoasters, skydiving, and fast cars!
In many situations , it is a lifesaver. It stimulates the production of the adrenaline we need to fight, or run for our lives if we find ourselves in a dangerous or threatening situation. But on the flip side, we often find ourselves self-generating fearful thoughts, in response to a situation that has not actually happened. The acronym FEAR – False Evidence Appearing Real sums this up perfectly. Continue reading
You have probably heard the expression that “happiness is a way of life not a destination” You probably also believe that “happiness is the simple things in life” yet happiness can elude many of us at times.
Whether you’re happy, sad, frustrated, overwhelmed or something else altogether it comes down to your neuroscience. The wiring of our brains is what defines all of our experiences and our behaviours. It makes sense therefore that the best way to understand any aspect of the human experience is to look at what is happening in that thing between our ears.
This is particularly useful if you’re trying to improve your mood and be happier.
So… what is going on inside that brain of yours when you feel truly content and at peace. And more importantly what can you do to feel like that more often? Continue reading
That thing between your ears is the one and only thing holding you back from living a life of your dreams. And I know you believe that you can have a better life … yet you continue to allow yourself to stay small and bogged down in “busyness” and stress and overwhelm. You will only get more out of life when you believe that no matter what your past looked like it DOES NOT dictate the future!
Understand that you can change your mindset EASILY so long as you are consistent with catching and reframing the non-empowering thoughts that pop up out of habit.
I want you to stop telling yourself all of those things that keep you small and stuck… things like “but i’m not techy” or “I know I should, but…”
You must stop telling yourself “I can’t do that” and believe you can!
Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t, you’re right
― Henry Ford
Not only do I want you to believe you can do whatever you want but I also want you to think bigger, bolder and brighter!
But what does bigger, bolder, brighter mean and why should you care?
Well I’m going to tell you! Continue reading
One of the most dangerous things you can say or think is “I already know that”
I was reminded about this when I went to a convention last weekend. It’s a 5 hour car journey for me to get there which means an overnight stay so it ends up fairly expensive.
There were several speakers on the day and I promised my team that weren’t able to make it that I would take lots of notes to share with them.
I’ve just finished making a video for them which talks them through all of the notes I made. The video ended up at almost an hour long. Afterwards I was left thinking that it was too long and most people wouldn’t have time to watch it, that led me to question how valuable the information was that I shared.
The truth was I knew about 90% of what was shared. Some people might think it was a waste of time and money going but they would be wrong because I know there is a HUGE difference between knowing something and doing it.
All of the knowledge you ever need to be successful at something is out there somewhere. With a smart phone you have the world in the palm of your hands but information is only one of the ingredients.
• Some people don’t know where to start looking or what questions to ask so do nothing.
• Some people want more and more information and are so busy cramming their brain with information that they don’t take action
• Some people are easily distracted so jump from one technique to another
If there is something you want to do but you are stuck in “learning mode” then instead of thinking “I already know that” and continuing the search for the magic key ask yourself questions so “I already know that” becomes “how could I do that?” or “who could I talk to that could help me with that?”
Information is one of the keys to success, action is another and one that people forget about is having a positive mindset. Lots of things feed into having a positive mindset but one of the most important things is surrounding yourself with positive people.
Most of my family and friends don’t really understand what I do so it would be easy to get demoralised and feel isolated if it weren’t for things like conventions or other events where I meet other people who “get me” and are passionate about the same things as me. Events like this recharge my belief and my motivation because the road to success and the road to failure is the same road but successful people don’t give up.
Do you have a way to recharge or maintain your motivation? Hit reply I’d love to know what you do or if you are looking for a way to do that let me know and I’ll help you come up with something…. It doesn’t have to involved travel and over night stays :)
The subconscious mind stores all of your experiences, skills, beliefs and all of the situations you’ve been through.
The best way to understand the subconscious mind is to look at the example of the person who wants to learn how to drive a car. At the beginning he wouldn’t be able to hold a conversation with anyone while driving as he would be focusing on the different moves involved. That’s because he’s still using his conscious mind to drive.
Eventually driving becomes something that happens automatically and we are able to talk and drive or sing along to the radio etc.
This happened because the driving habit has been transferred to the subconscious mind which frees up the conscious mind.
The subconscious mind automatically creates the feelings and emotions that are experienced when facing a new situation.
The conscious mind is, on the other hand, responsible for logic, calculations and all actions that are performed while you are conscious and it also controls other functions in your body like breathing and heart rate
Another good example that can help you better understand the subconscious mind is the process of breathing. Before you started reading the previous line your breathing was controlled by your subconscious.
I want you now to try and control your breathing for one minute. You will be able to do so of course. This time it was the conscious mind that was controlling your breathing, but when you let go of your focus your subconscious mind will takeover again.
Sometimes life gets challenging but it’s ok to get knocked down so long as you get back up. Motivational videos are great at helping you get back up. Here are 3 of my favourites. If you need a boost put your feet up with a cup of tea and watch one of these, it will be time well invested, I promise: