I recently was a guest on a webinar, speaking to entrepreneurs about how to hack their brains. We covered so many cool hacks and shared quite a few laughs. Today, I want to focus on one comment that I made which really resonated with the participants. In fact, one of the participants wrote that she needed to make a t-shirt with this quote!
“Just because you have a thought, doesn’t mean it’s true.”
It’s interesting how we often don’t question the thoughts that run through our mind, and often just blindly accept that they are true.
I’m just no good at marketing. I’ll never lose weight. I can’t do anything right. I’ll never get ahead. No one wants to buy what I’m selling.
We all have times when self-limiting beliefs run through our mind. Deb recently wrote a blog post challenging you to think of yourself as being...
Imagine it - your thoughts, beliefs and fears no longer get in the way of your success. Does it seem too good to true?
It is good, great even and it is also possible.
I recently attended a Shadow Intensive retreat and was gifted two candles – one is white representing the light aspect and the other is black representing the shadow or the unseen aspect of ourselves.
The candle with the word “Unlimited” painted on it jumped out at me. It reminds me that I am more than my body, more than my mind and much more than my thoughts.
What if...you were limitless?
We are in a constant dance with our thoughts which we cannot see, cannot touch yet they have immense power in creating an invisible boundary that can seem impenetrable. That’s an old paradigm of being.
I am here to say - you can...
My four-year old daughter has this really cool mantra. I don't know where it came from, but it warms my heart every time I hear her say it.
"I share every day"
For the longest time, I only thought of how sharing related to my personal relationships. Sharing the last cookie with my children, sharing a playlist with my sister, or sharing my time to deliver a meal to a very pregnant friend and her family.
But one day at work, Catherine's mantra popped into my head. "I share every day." It made me stop and think as to whether I was sharing every day...at work. I'm not talking about sharing office space or the printer....I'm talking about really sharing. Sharing my knowledge, my services, and my energy.
Did I run payroll? How's that Facebook ad doing? Did I ever sent that email to my VA?...
CEO's have come to understand that the practice of mindfulness elicits mind-body-brain benefits that other types of relaxation such as playing golf or watching a movie do not.
Our brains are wonderfully complex and play a role in every single thought, emotion and physical sensation we experience. This includes every breath, every movement and even every eye blink! The brain is highly sensitive to all types of information coming into it. This sensitivity is the reason why it is important to find ways to manage stressful reactions when unable to prevent them altogether. It is simply wise medicine.
Mindfulness is quickly becoming a billion-dollar industry. There is hard science proving the effectiveness of meditation to reduce stress, increase focus, to foster creativity and resilience and to increase your emotional intelligence.
These are likely the reasons that CEO’s are turning to meditation - a way to practice mindfulness - instead of other forms of relaxation....
In my previous blogs we've been talking about Procrastination and discussed how to break the cycle of this unproductive mindset.
I've shared two of my top Procrastination Hacks - the Stop Sign and Take a Moment to Pause. While these are effective and well-tested on thousands of people challenged by procrastination there are two more steps that make this procrastination hack complete.
The Stop Sign clears the mind while the Moment to Pause breath helps us to return to the here and now.
The next step after Stopping the intruding thoughts and Pausing to reconnect is to ask yourself:
Is there anything I can do about the situation, circumstance or issue you have procrastinated about? Yes or No?
If the answer is yes, the next step is to take action...one measurable step forward.
If the answer is no, there isn't anything to do...the next step is to tolerate what feelings are arising, take a step back from the situation or circumstance to create...
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