The stories you tell yourself determine the quality of your life. The stories you tell in business determine the level of your income. This podcast offers you the proven blueprint for personal and business success. You will hear inspiring interviews with many entrepreneurs who overcame enormous obstacles, reinvented themselves, then achieved great fulfillment and prosperity; their journey took them from zero to hero. You will discover how to create empowering self-talk that attracts more of what you want into your life. Plus, you will learn the secrets of persuasive communication used by great storytellers that will help you skyrocket the success of your business.
227: The Most Powerful Story
WHAT YOU SAY TO YOURSELF
This episode reveals the two most powerful words that determine the quality of your life.
Discover how you are creating the reality you live into every day by using two simple ordinary words.
Then, learn how to remove the limits you put on your thinking and your accomplishments by changing the way you talk to yourself.
BOOK IN THIS PODCAST
Limitless: Upgrade Your Brain, Learn Anything Faster, and Unlock Your Exceptional Life by Jim Kwik
“Our eyes only see and our ears only hear what our brain is looking for.” - Dan Sullivan
226: Professional Victims
ARE THERE PROFESSIONAL VICTIMS?
I wish I could answer no, but I can't. Unfortunately, the truth is that there are many professional victims, and their club is growing exponentially in today's world.
This episode explores the victim mindset that I have labelled Rearden Syndrome. The name refers to a principal character, Hank Rearden, in Ayn Rand's 1957 novel, Atlas Shrugged. The book quickly became an entrepreneur's manifesto, and it still is today.
Our podcast guest is Randy Gage, a mega-successful entrepreneur, multi-millionaire, international award winning speaker, and prosperity trainer and coach to people around the world who are committed to their personal and financial growth. Atlas Shrugged has been and still is a powerful inspirational book for Randy.
Here are a few of the life changing insights you'll find in my conversation with Randy Gage:
The true nature of the professional victim
The personal and financial habits of a victim
How and why victims get addicted to blame
The shocking truth that we all teach people how to treat us.
Why you may let others decide what you are worth
The importance of value creation in the 21st century
Why you should face the fear of getting paid for your value rather than your time
You can listen to this episode passively or actively. By choosing the latter, you are choosing to live into a self-directed empowering narrative for a very fulfilling life.
BOOKS IN THIS PODCAST
Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand
Mad Genius by Randy Gage
Risky is the New Safe by Randy Gage
Radical Rebirth (available later this year) by Randy Gage
WHERE TO FIND RANDY
https://twitter.com/Randy_Gage (Randy Gage on Twitter)
225: Corona Virus Story
WHAT'S MORE DEADLY THAN CORONAVIRUS?
This episode presents a fascinating view of COVID 19 that can empower you and give you the strength and hope to face down this dangerous viral threat.
Here are some of the empowering highlights in this podcast:
You will learn a simple party game called the Telephone Game that will let you experience firsthand the awesome power of storytelling in your life.
Then, you will see the link between this game and the information that you choose to accept about Coronavirus.
You'll understand that although the virus poses a very real threat to human life, it cannot conquer your mind and emotions unless you let it.
You'll discover that the most dangerous threat to your happiness and health is a mind virus.
You will gain three easy yet powerful strategies for conquering any mind virus, creating hope, attaining peace of mind, and paying these gifts forward to others.
BOOK IN THIS PODCAST
https://amzn.to/2Qu8DUB (Bold: How to Go Big, Create Wealth and Impact the World by Peter H. Diamandis and Steven Kotler)
224: Fly High
Will You Dare to Fly Too High?
This episode explores the powerful social story that controls many of our lives today.
It is a story that demands our obedience, our conformity, our silence, and our willingness to destroy our dreams that challenge the status quo.
It is a story that made the industrial age and corporate culture dominant for many decades. It is a story that is disintegrating. But, it still hold son to us and stops us from creating, growing, and standing out.
In 2020, we are living in the Connection Age , the Connection Economy. To be fully alive in this new and exciting time, we must not conform. We must, instead, find the courage to create art. I'm not talking about paintings, or sculptures, or music.
You may create those. But, art, in the Connection Age, means your unique authentic voice, your STORY.
These liberating ideas are from a wonderful book, The Icarus Deception, by Seth Godin.
You deserve to listen to this episode. It will help you unleash your pure, strong, authentic voice. It will help you give yourself full permission to create, stop worrying about others' approval, and, ultimately, feel fully alive.
223: All Beliefs Are Stories
This episode is a continuation of our exploration about you beliefs as made up stories. It takes you on a fascinating, sometimes scary ride, into your unconscious mind and reveals it's power to create reality.
Some things you will discover in this episode:
The answer to the question, "Would you confess to a crime you did not commit?"
Any thought that you focus on long enough can become your reality.
A documented shocking case of false confession.
What a play about the Salem witch trials of 1692 can teach you about your mind and your life.
The possibility for remarkable transformation in your life.
BOOKS IN THIS PODCAST
https://www.amazon.com/Robert-Cialdini-Influence-Psychology-Persuasion/dp/B07Q3B4ZZ2/ref=sr_1_3?crid=GAJDFHRZH2CHandkeywords=influence+the+psychology+of+persuasionandqid=1582988822andsprefix=influence%2Caps%2C163andsr=8-3 (Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion) by Robert B. Cialdini
https://www.amazon.com/Pre-Suasion-Revolutionary-Way-Influence-Persuade/dp/1501109804/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=presuasionandqid=1582988966andsr=8-1-Suasion: A Revolutionary Way to Influence and Persuade (Pre-Suasion: A Revolutionary Way to Influence and Persuade) by Robert Cialdini
222: Your Beliefs Are Stories
Humans are hardwired to feel that their beliefs are real. We filter all that we see and hear through our beliefs and think that the world we perceive is objective reality.
There is so much evidence to prove that all beliefs are just made up stories. Why do we make them up? In order to feel that our lives are on solid ground. There is an upside to that. There is also a major downside.
Our beliefs often clash with the beliefs of others. If we hold on to our narratives tightly we will experience discord, even violence and unhappiness.
Also, if we insist that our beliefs are object reality, it becomes hard for us to empathize with and understand people with very different beliefs than others. And, our blindness makes us vulnerable to unconsciously adopting beliefs that can harm us and others.
A great example of a belief that was passionately held as true was the idea that the German people were the master race,and that Jews were subhumans who should be exterminated. We must not forget that a large segment of German society embraced that belief without question. More importantly, the people who embraced Naziism were, for the most part, ordinary human beings like you and me.
The moment we get beyond our fear of letting beliefs go and accepting that they are stories, we step into the power to create any narrative we want to enrich and empower our lives.