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Benjamin Boekweg, Presenter, Mentor, Author, and Host of this podcast will take you on a journey of discovery, uncovering what great power lies locked within your remarkable mind. How your brain works, why you have habits, how to make the habits you want, how to overcome embarrassment, why some people seem to get ahead and others seem stuck, etc. This is Personal Development made simple and easy to understand.

Unlock Your Genius: Personal Development made simple and understandable Benjamin Boekweg

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Benjamin Boekweg, Presenter, Mentor, Author, and Host of this podcast will take you on a journey of discovery, uncovering what great power lies locked within your remarkable mind. How your brain works, why you have habits, how to make the habits you want, how to overcome embarrassment, why some people seem to get ahead and others seem stuck, etc. This is Personal Development made simple and easy to understand.

    UYG 016 : How to Doubt your Doubts

    UYG 016 : How to Doubt your Doubts

    Summary: Do you have great ideas but never feel qualified to do it? In this episode, Benjamin explains why we have a tendency to discount our own abilities and doubt our qualification to achieve our great ideas, while drawing upon the wisdom of John Maxwell, John D. Rockefeller, Robert Collier, Jim Rohn, Zig Ziglar, Michael Jordan, George S. Patton, Winston Churchill, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Henry Ford, and Ed Cole.







    “No one was created to be mediocre.” – Benjamin Boekweg







    Questions: podcast@heraldsoflife.com







    In this episode:







    * So you have a great idea* The great “over-protective parent” with our head* Why we doubt ourselves* The purpose of self-sabotage* The child analogy: how we see qualification* Your cake is not baked yet!* The body vs spirit struggle* Example* The downward thought spiral* Our internal “search engine”* The desire for growth* If you don’t know where to start, get more information* How to easily build confidence and motivation* What success and failure actually are* The great lie of our subconscious* How to doubt your doubts1- Begin with the mindset: “I’m building a better me.”2- Fail until you succeed3- Always keep learning







    “What great potential do you have that you are discounting because someone else is better at it or further along than you are?” – Benjamin Boekweg

    • 47 min
    UYG 015 : What Else Could be True

    UYG 015 : What Else Could be True

    Summary: I got a call from the doctor…now I get to practice what I preach! Benjamin recounts how an evening with alarming news started down the road of pessimism and resentment, and just what he did to take control of his thoughts and emotions.







    Questions: podcast@heraldsoflife.com







    In this episode:







    * A Surprise call from the Doctor* The story my brain made up* Past issues and emotions that came up* The design that defaults negative* The battle of body vs spirit* Finding the opportunity in problems* How the brain pioratized memories* The “interrupt” question* How to change the emotion surrounding a memory* Why some people are always negative or always positive* What silver lining I discovered* The positive in the problem* What else could I change as a result?* How to find the positive1- Ask yourslef “What else could be true?”2- Find the “silver lining”3- Attach new, positive emotions







    “What else could be true?” – Ann Washburn

    • 39 min
    UYG 014 : The Problem isn’t the Problem

    UYG 014 : The Problem isn’t the Problem

    Summary: The problem isn’t the problem. We all think problems are a sign that something is wrong with us or with what we are trying to do. The answer is actually quite surprising. Benjamin dives into our perspective on what a problem really is and why some people get paralyzed by problems while others seem to thrive despite having them.







    Questions: podcast@heraldsoflife.comSteve Jobs speech – https://youtu.be/UF8uR6Z6KLc







    In this episode:







    * I discovered a problem* What we all think a problem is* Our perception of successful people and problems* The staircase of life* What problems really are for* Steve Jobs* The Law of the Highway* Reason’s to look back1- Gratitude for how far you come2- Service – help others get where you are* Reason’s to look forward1- See your end destination (your goal, where you want to be)2- Notice where you are currently, so that the steps in between become clear







    “The problem is not the problem; thinking the problem is the problem is the problem.” – Kirk Duncan

    • 37 min
    UYG 013 : Is there an Equation for Success

    UYG 013 : Is there an Equation for Success

    Summary: Is there an actual equation for success? Can you simply say this plus this plus this equals success? Benjamin tackles this question while drawing on the wisdom of several successful people and what they attribute their success to, including Arnold Schwarzenegger.







    Questions: podcast@heraldsoflife.comArnold Schwarzenegger – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7TEc_qyKQ0c







    In this episode:







    * What is a success equation* What we all know* What we are all taught* The value of Relationships* Definition of Success* Evidence from famous quotes* Success vs Wealthy* 4 Pieces to the equation1- Hard Work2- Education and Skills3- People Skills4- Mindset* What Arnold Schwarzenegger owes to success* Positive vs Negative mindset







    “The idea of a self-made man is a myth” – Arnold Schwarzenegger

    • 50 min
    UYG 012 : What every Successful Person has in Common

    UYG 012 : What every Successful Person has in Common

    Summary: If I were to tell you that there is something every successfull person has in common, would you want to know what it is? In this episode Benjamin dives into the fundamentals of an AM and PM routine along with the 7 benefits and 3 cautions associated.







    Questions: podcast@heraldsoflife.com







    In this episode:







    * What every successful person has in common* Morning and evening routines* Our dual-nature* The body’s direction vs the spirit’s direction* Being stuck* Something to build on* 7 Benefits of a Routine1- Accomplishment Energy2- Builds your Character3- Star off the day taking action4- Builds a pattern of follow-through5- Inspires self-mastery6- Builds trust and integrity with yourself7- The passion you have for life raises to a whole new level* Why get up early?* Simple vs advanced routines* It’s not set in stone* Some examples* 3 Cautions1- Don’t include things that require another person2- Do not put chores on your routines (unless you have a passion for them)3- Make sure you put things on your routine that are a joy for you







    “You’re going to be the person that sets out to do something and it’s already a foregone conclusion that you’re going to achieve it.” – Benjamin Boekweg

    • 49 min
    UYG 011 : How to Believe

    UYG 011 : How to Believe

    Summary: How do you beleive in yourself? How do you believe in what you can do? In this episode, Benjamin draws on the wisdom of others to answer this question and goes beyond.







    Questions: podcast@heraldsoflife.com







    In this episode:







    * Belief* Imagination* Make-Believe* Our Creative Ability* Arnold Schwarzenegger quote* The way our brain comprehends* What was once only imagined* Steps1- Write your Personal Story2- Watch for negative narratives and add the positive to your story3- Read it often!







    “If I can’t believe much, how can I expect to achieve much?” – Benjamin Boekweg

    • 50 min

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