Developing Grit, Passion and Perseverance - 046

Developing Grit, Passion and Perseverance - 046

Update: 2018-10-0234


People are generally pretty awesome right? Sometimes I look at athletes are incredibly successful people and think, "I wish I could do that." You have to be born with it right? Or have you just trained for 10,000 hours?

Had to be… it's just unfair otherwise right?

That’s what we’re exploring today. What does it take to be successful. Is it natural talent? Or is it the will to persevere. And if it’s the latter, are you born with that relentless drive? Or can it be developed?

We talk to Angela Duckworth, researcher and author of New York Times bestseller Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance.

When she was young her dad were tell her you’re no genius… which is ironic because she went on to become a MacArthur “genius” grant winner… so she spent the better part of her life proving him wrong. She studied the psychology of achievement for well over a decade.

Now we get to learn the nitty gritty of her findings. Yay!

Today we will learn:

- What is grit really and why is it so critical to success
- How to start developing grit and why it’s not too late
- How to keep your passion for the long-term

Show Notes:
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Overcoming Mindset Blocks to Crush Your Goals - 059
Today’s episode is actionable and timely. It’s New Years day and I know people like you have resolutions.80% of New Years resolutions daily by February and only 8% of people actually achieve their resolution so today we’re going to make sure that you are in that 8%.My whole life I have loved resolutions. I’d write these big lists of things I’ve always wanted to do, places I wanted to go, things I wanted to learn. And I’d get in about a week and then they’d just completely fade away.Last year everything changed, and the one thing I did differently was addressing my limiting beliefs or mindset blocks. And miraculously, I was able to complete stuff. It blows my mind.Today we’re talking to Amanda Crowell. Amanda is an improvement coach with a PhD in cognitive psychology. She works with educators and individuals to help them gain clarity and get better at getting better.She wrote an article on the three mindsets shared by people who actually follow through on their goals and it went viral.So today we’re getting our own little coaching session so we can become one of those people. Just in time for our New Years resolutions.Today we will learn:The three mindset blocks getting in the way of your goalsSome methods for keeping your big goals in clear viewHow to break down your goals so they’re achievableShow Notes: out Mind Love's first course here:
Breathwork to Control Energy and Manage Stress - 057
The human body is miraculous. It's easy to become discouraged with the rise of cancer and heart disease… but think about it. Most of the population barely moves their bodies, the products we use are full of toxic chemicals, the food we eat is processed with GMOs, sprayed with pesticides, and pumped with hormones and antibiotics... When you put in perspective how much your body has to fight off based on your current lifestyle, it’s a miracle we’re alive to see another day. And then, our body screams for help through symptoms and aches and pains and we cover it up with meds. So if our bodies can do all this for survival, constantly, what else is it capable of? Today we are furthering our work on breaking free of the mental matrix that is our medical system and getting into some biohacking. We’re learning about breathwork. Breathing is our life-force I’m beginning to realize that breathwork may be one of the most powerful things we can do to supercharge our strength, our health, and our life. The yogis have known for centuries what many of us are just figuring out now. Today we’re talking to Niraj Naik, aka the Renegade Pharmacist. While working as a pharmacist, he saw people taking bags of pills and always coming back for more, never getting better. He knew he had to do something different. After his own wake up call with a debilitating health concern, he changed his lifestyle, and now he makes holistic health and these powerful breathwork techniques accessible to all. Today we will learn: - How our breathing patterns are symbolic of our overall health - How we can control stress and our autonomic nervous system through the breath breath - A few powerful breathwork exercises you can do at home Show notes:
Find Yourself Through Relationships - 055
Relationships are deeply woven into our experience on this planet. From the day we are born, we’re completely dependent on someone else.You’ve probably heard that our relationships are mirrors. I’ve always thought of this as a way of saying: How you see other people is a reflection of how you see yourself.But at another angle, your relationships with other people are your opportunity to experience yourself and to grow.When you’re in it, the growth can be hard to see. It’s actually most often in hindsight that we realize what we learned.But the more you shift your mindset to awareness in your relationships, you start to experience it in real time.Our guest today is Bryanna Dee and she understands what it feels like to let her relationships define her life. From a difficult childhood and a complicated relationship with her parents, to traumatic breakup.She was so concerned with trying to be the person she thought she was supposed to be that she was totally disconnected from herself, and as a result, also from others.Eventually through allowing herself to be seen and seeing herself through a new lens, she began to discover who she really is.The more connected she became to herself, the more comfortable she became opening up to others and the more connected she became with everything else in the world.Today we will learn:- How to go from losing yourself to finding yourself in relationships- How to approach relationships for your growth- How to have compassion even when you don’t understand someoneShow Notes:
Courage, Collaboration and Showing Up - 052
When we’re young, we tend to think the path to success is straight and clear. We get good grades, maybe go to a good college, get a good job and slowly work our way up the corporate ladder.But in reality, life is full of twists and turns. What we’re doing now may not even be in the same category as the legacy we eventually leave.If you would have told me in high school that in 15 years I would be the host of a podcast helping people to realize the power of their mindsets, I would have been flattered but pretty sure you had the wrong girl.I’ve always viewed my path as sort of random and all over the place, but just in crafting this episode actually, I realized how this experience perfectly laid the path to what I’m creating now.And now it’s getting easier. The ups and downs, the age and experience… even the traumas, and the work I’ve put into my life are all straightening out my path. It doesn’t seem quite all over the board.But it is interesting that even before when I honestly had no idea what my purpose was and still somehow there’s this perfect little breadcrumb trail of the value I can offer right now.Our guest today understands this completely. Jessica Honegger has done everything from midwifery in Bolivia, to getting a Masters in Education, to flipping homes in Austin, Texas.It’s only in reflecting back does she see the common thread… which was a desire to find way s to create meaningful opportunity for others.During a trip to Kenya in her teens she first saw the effects of global poverty. That trip ignited the first sparks of the desire to help people with less privilege than us.After having two kids, she decided to extend her family by adopting a boy from Rwanda. But she didn’t have the money.She’ll tell you all the details but basically what began as an idea to make some extra cash to adopt a child turned into a $17 million global business empowering women.Today we will learn:- How to overcome fear and go in scared- The power of collaboration- How to multiply your ideas with an invisible counselShow Notes:
Chakra Balancing - 050
The chakras are your energy centers. The entire universe is made up of energy and as you scale things down its almost as though you have a smaller universe within you.In a healthy, balanced person, the 7 chakras provide exactly the right amount of energy to every part of your body, mind and spirit.But, if one of your chakras is too open and spinning too quickly, or if it is too closed and moving slowly, both your physical and mental health can suffer.By learning about the 7 chakras, you can start to heal physical, emotional and spiritual imbalances. And you can become more in tune with the natural energy cycles of your bodyIt’s like the spiritual science they don’t teach you in schools.Did you know you can even tell if people have a chakra imbalance by their posture and the way they hold their bodies?I’m so excited about this episode because this is the most fun I’ve ever had learning about chakras.Today our guest is Dr. Athena Perrakis. She is the Founder and SEO of Sage Goddess, the world’s largest source of sacred tools and metaphysical education. Each week, Sage Goddess reaches millions of people across the globe. Her metaphysical experience spans more than 30 years and she's an expert in gemology, astrology, Tarot, aromatherapy, Reiki, and herbal medicine.Today we will learn:- All about the 7 chakras in a way that’s practical and helpful for real life- How our chakras become imbalanced and how to heal them- Witchy things to maximize the energetic power of HalloweenShow Notes: (use code MINDLOVE)- (use code MINDLOVE)- (use code MINDLOVE)-

Chakra Balancing - 050


Rise from Rock Bottom - 049
I’m really grateful for my life right now, but there’s no way I would be in this position right now, if it wasn’t for all that pain I endured.When you face challenges, you don’t just rise to where you were before life threw shit bricks at you. You usually rise above it… sometimes higher than you ever thought you would go.When you’re still dealing with the hardship, it can be hard to see the big picture… or any good that could come of it.But the truth is, our biggest challenges can be our greatest gifts. It just depends how you handle it.You can either let an obstacle stop you in your tracks… let the pain takeover. Or you can face them head on and try to find your way around them.Our guest today is Danette May. Leading Health Expert, and the founder of Mindful Health, LLC and The Rise movement. She’s a world renowned motivational speaker, #1 best-selling author of seven health and women empowerment books,Her rise began after losing her son during childbirth, getting divorced, and finding herself with $47 to her name. All one after the other. It was then that she decided to stop being a victim and rewrite her story. She transformed her life from having $47 to her name, to operating as a single mother, to owning a $20 million dollar business helping women around the world. She now has a following of people around the world.We will learn:- how to turn your mess into your message- how to find strength in our weakest moments- the science behind the woo woo like manifestation and money as energy Show notes:

Rise from Rock Bottom - 049


Loneliness and Connection - 048
Loneliness is a real problem. Lonely people aren’t just sadder, they are actually unhealthier and they die younger.Loneliness raises stress levels, impedes sleep, and makes depression and anxiety worse.And the scariest part is, loneliness is becoming a bigger problem. Ironically, even though we’re more connected than we’ve ever been through technology, in the physical realm, we’re more disconnected than we’ve ever been.America’s suicide rate increased by 25% between 1999 and 2016.So if connecting people across the globe instantly isn’t helping our loneliness, what can we do?Today we talk to Teal Swan, author of several books including The Anatomy of Loneliness: How to Find Your Way Back to Connection.As a survivor of severe childhood abuse, Teal Swan knowns loneliness and depression. But to make things more interesting, she was also born with a range of extrasensory abilities, including clairvoyance, clairsentience, and clairaudience.Today she uses her extrasensory gifts as well as her own harrowing life experience to inspire millions of people towards authenticity, freedom and joy. Her worldwide success has earned her the nickname “The Catalyst.And at the end of this podcast I’m also going to address a little bit of controversy so stay tuned for that.Today we will learn:- What really causes loneliness- Why we push away people close to us- How to begin to find real and lasting connectionShow Notes:
Body Mindfulness for Stress and Emotional Strength - 045
This is one of those that is full of actionable tips that you can apply immediately to completely change how you feel in a specific situation.Our body will reflect our mood. We all know that our body will slump when we’re feeling defeated or we frown when we are sad, but there’s a lot of research that that can also be reversed… kind of like those times we fake sick at work or school and suddenly we wonder, wait why do I feel blah right now? Or faking a smile can uplift our spirits.Body awareness can help you change your mind and therefore your experience of life. We have the power and choice to improve our physical health, brain functioning, and energy levels, reduce stress, boost happiness, build emotional resilience, and basically improve our quality of life.Our guest today is bestselling author and psychologist Noa Belling. Noa holds a Masters degree in somatic psychology which is body/mind psychology, she has over a decade of teaching this stuff, she runs a private psychotherapy practice and she does talks and workshops as well.She’s also the author of a book called The Mindful Body which is a great book for those of us that like a very scientific approach to mindfulness.P.S. There are some audio glitches for some reason that I couldn’t quite fix so super sorry about that.Today we will learn:- Why and how to add intention to our bodies’ instincts- A ton a really simple but powerful body hacks to actually change our state of consciousness- How to use the body to identify personality types and better connect with peopleShow Notes:
Reconnect with your Body and Radiate your Sexual Essence - 040
Most of us, especially entrepreneurs have unbalanced feminine and masculine energy. We all need a balance of feminine energy, but over hundreds of years we’ve been taught feminine energy is weak. Those who have dealt with physical, sexual or emotional abuse are even more disconnected from our bodies.To explain how this happened, we need to learn the true history of women. It’s easy to believe women have been starting from the ground up, slowly claiming more and more power with voting rights and equal pay.But the truth is, Women had power. They were revered as mysterious, intuitive, powerful beings that could calm storms, predict future events and bring forth life through their bodies.But as political structures were formed, this unknown, mysterious power that women had became a threat and history was rewritten by those with physical strength.So many women are living in their masculine side, whether to keep up with the standards of a corporate environment, or we were physically or sexually abused, or we’re convinced our feminine nature is weak.And so many men don’t realize the balance of their feminine energy is critical to connect with intuition and empathy and to balance their power throughout their body.So today we’re going to learn about balancing our masculine and feminine energies, from the loins up.Our guest in Lani Nalu, a coach to female entrepreneurs. She lived through both sexual and domestic abuse. As she embraced her rock bottom, she experienced breakthroughs that led her to her highest purpose. Now she helps other women breakthrough the root of their pain to experience pure love and business success.We will learn:* Why a balance of masculine and feminine energy is critical to success in life and in business* How to connect to your personal power through thought* A powerful way to start each morning that connects you to your essence of pure love.
Transgender, Identity and Being Who You Really Are - 030
Today’s episode we’re talking about becoming who you really are and we’re going to do that with a little insight into the transgender community.Some people may not think transgender issues necessarily affect them but the energy of a few affects the collective energy of the whole. If some of our people are oppressed or stigmatized, we feel that on an energetic level. We can all relate on some level to having assumptions about ourselves that don’t really feel like us, but what if this assumption was your entire outward expression of yourself? What if being who you really are was stigmatized by the general population, and even worse, the leader of your country?Our guest today is Ryan Sallans, a transgender speaker and author of the book Second Son. He became internationally known after the release of the documentary Gender Rebel, which followed him in the beginning steps of his transition from female to male in 2005.We talk about everything from misconceptions about trans people, to relationship struggles, and things you shouldn’t ask, no matter how curious you are. He opens up about his story about his struggle with an eating disorder and how he came to terms with his gender identity.We will learn:- how to gain the courage to step out and be your authentic self- how the struggles of the trans people are a mirror to the struggles of everyone- how to be an ally for the transgender communityShow Notes:
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Developing Grit, Passion and Perseverance - 046

Developing Grit, Passion and Perseverance - 046

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