On this Friday’s Mastermind, Bren and Bearj talk about what it really means to be in a mastermind and give us an example of how they would mastermind. Tune in to learn more about these two and how they set goals.
The Implicit Show
Do you ever get crippled by the experience of failure or loss in your past? You have dreams and goals to achieve something great or to take a chance, but you can’t seem to forget that one time in the past that brought you down.
If so, you’re not alone, this is one of the most common fears we deal with, but you don’t have to live in fear anymore.
Many of us live with the mindset of “I can’t do it, because I’ve failed in the past” or “I’ve never done that before, I have no chance.”
This mindset completely destroys any chance of future success because you’ve limited yourself from new experiences.
The people who go out into the world and achieve amazing things are those who do not dwell on their past. They recognize that whatever is done is done and we can never turn back time. They decide to live in the present and only look into the past to learn, or the future to prepare.
Just because you’ve failed once before or a million times in the past does not mean you can’t someday succeed. It can be intelligent at times to look back and learn, but to look back and create limitations is the ultimate failure.
So here’s a way to get past that. Make a list of all the things you are unhappy with or dissatisfied about your life. Make a list of all the things you want out of life, what would satisfy you or make you happy. Also, list what you believe are your strengths and your weaknesses.
When you get clear on what these things you now have the ability to act on them or change them. The best way to get over the past is to forget it and look ahead. Focus on your purpose and your passions in life. Don’t let anybody, especially yourself limit you from what you can or can’t do solely based on your past experience.
“You are who you are because of your past. You will be who you become because of the present.” – Bren Dube
Dive deeper and learn more from our guest Justin Schenck on episode 49 of The Implicit Show.
For the first time on the Implicit Show, this is “Workout Wednesday” with Jessica Heany and Bren Dube! Jessica takes Bren through a 15-minute workout that anybody can do from their home, no equipment needed, so get your workout clothes on and get ready to break a sweat!
Everything we do starts with a mindset. There’s a mindset behind our greatest achievements and there’s a mindset behind our greatest success.
The catch is often we live life on autopilot and never take the time to recognize or understand which mindsets we’ve had that brought us success in the past and how to experience that on a consistent basis.
Those who learn to master their mindset have ultimate freedom and total control over their thoughts, feelings, and behavior. Those who neglect what’s going on in their minds experience ultimate failure meaning they will always be a victim of circumstance.
With that in mind, what do we need to know and what do we need to take action on in order to fully master our mindset and our lives?
Focus: Whatever you focus on at any given moment is going to determine how you feel and what actions you take. You can think of focus like a movie and you are the camera. Even though there are a countless amount of things you can focus on, you only have the ability to focus on whatever is in your lens. Be aware of where you are directing the camera of your life because what you chose to focus on will direct the quality of your life.
Questions: The easiest and quickest way to direct our focus is to ask a question. Our brains are like computers and whatever questions we ask our minds have no choice, but to come up with an answer even if it’s not the answer you are looking for. Most people get caught up in asking themselves disempowering questions like “Why me? What’s wrong with me? How come I’m always the victim?” The master of mindset asks more empowering questions like “Whats great about this? What’s am I happy or grateful for? How can be a leader and get ahead in life?” Ask a better question, get a better answer.
These are only a couple keys mentioned in my book “Mindset Mastery” pick it up to take your mindset and your life to the next level, you deserve to be in control.
By: Bren Dubé
Based on Episode 47 of The Implicit Show
On today’s #MusicMonday episode, Chris Rupert stops by the studio to talk about his story, songwriting, progressive music, and he even shares 4 original songs!
Bren, Sean & Johnathan talk about how they use silence and sound for success. What genres of music motivate you? Where are you struggling and what are you doing to succeed?
Have you ever been told to act your age, not your shoe size? I know I have, growing up as a child and throughout my adolescence, there would be times when I would be super playful and enthusiastic, but the adults around me didn’t like that.
So what happens when a kid gets excited and all of a sudden, they get shut down by an adult or authority figure who says, “Stop that, calm down, act your age and grow up.”
You may have heard someone tell you this at some point throughout your life as well. What happened to you in that situation?
Maybe you became a little more closed down, you would be hesitant to speak up or get too excited. What happens in that moment is we lose a piece of who we are and what makes us human.
There’s a lot to be learned from kids. They have an innocence and sense of wonder that we as adults can lose along the way if we don’t nurture our childhood instincts.
Instead of always trying to teach kids how to live, what if we make an effort to learn from them?
Do you remember what it’s like being a kid? Everything was amazing, our curiosity and imagination ran wild. We were eager to try new things even if we had never done it before or didn’t feel prepared, we just did it anyways. We would constant ask “Why, why, why?” because we genuinely wanted to learn more about the world around us.
Unfortunately somewhere along the way, we lost that. Maybe it was a parent, teacher or authority figure who “set you straight” and shut you down from your natural, innocent, playful behavior. Not because they didn’t mean well, but because that’s just how society has been up until now. We as adults are expected to be mature, professional, orderly and there’s no room for play.
Thankfully education is changing and we are learning to work with the younger generation on what interests them so that they can engage more and learn better.
Our guest on the show today was Tedx Speaker Crystal Martens. She fills us in on the new direction education is taking and what she has learned while working with kids and people with special needs.
By: Bren Dubé
Hear more on episode 44 of The Implicit Show
Although we all live unique lives and have unique experiences, adversity is common to all of us. Some may face tougher challenges than others, but at the end of the day, we all feel it when we are scared, nervous, anxious or hopeless.
Our guest on the show today was Mark Minard, an entrepreneur, author, and speaker, but Mark wasn’t always as successful as he is today. There was a time when at 17 he woke up in a jail cell and didn’t even know why. He had been drinking and doing drugs all day when at some point he decided to get behind the wheel. Mark didn’t drive very far before he fell unconscious at the wheel and got into a car accident.
After this situation, he was forced to re-evaluate his life from the people he surrounded himself with to the actions he took on a daily basis. Eventually, Mark found a love for reading books, for him, it was a place where he could escape his environment and experience a new adventure.
Here we are years later and Mark has been able to completely turn his life around and leave his past behind. He has now found his mission in life by helping people improve their lives. He teaches people that it’s okay to be afraid, fear comes naturally to us all. Those who succeed do not do so in absence of fear but in spite of it. Most people when they look to someone who is doing well in life, they like to think it is because of some natural talent, skill or ability without knowing their story.
The story of successful people is often the story of transforming adversity into an adventure. When faced with fears, challenges, and obstacles, those who succeed take action anyways and learn to love the adventure. Those problems you are facing in your life right now can be your gift!
By: Bren Dubé
To hear the full story tune into Episode 43 of The Implicit Show
We have thoughts racing in our minds, don’t we? Sometimes those thoughts can get away from us and lead to some serious issues in our lives, starting with our thoughts, then our emotions, then our actions and finally, our results in life.
So what’s the answer to controlling these thoughts and regaining our focus?
In my research of studying successful people in life, there was one common element that I noticed almost every one of them performs: journaling. I mean really putting your thoughts on the page. It can be songwriting, poetry, sketching, stories or just your thoughts.
Before I heard that journaling was done by some of the most successful people in the world who I look up to, I had my own experience with it. At 15 I began songwriting and what started off as simply a fun process for me quickly turned into a venting process. Anytime I had anything going on in my life that led me to overthink or feel a high emotional state, I would pick up a pencil and piece of paper and begin to word vomit all over the page. I turned those words into songs and I fell in love with this therapeutic process.
After doing this, I realized how liberating and empowering that process can be. All of a sudden I wasn’t overthinking anymore, I was able to mark down my thoughts and set them aside. This process really helped me to cope with the struggles of growing up as a teenager.
By the time I was 19, I decided to actually start a journal. I started off by filling it with memories from drunken nights that I didn’t want to forget, but it quickly turned into me journaling about everything and anything. After a while, journaling became a very powerful part of my life. I wrote twice a day; once when I woke up and once before I went to bed. It helped me to vent, solve problems, make plans and focus on what empowers me. Now here we are over 1000 journal entries later and not only has my life has changed a lot; so does how I journal.
Here are a few tips you can use while you journal.
- There is no right or wrong. Let yourself be as open and honest as you can. You don’t need to keep what you wrote, you can burn it as long as you get those thoughts out of your head.
- Ask yourself empowering questions. If you are having trouble finding inspiration for what to write about, start with a question and go from there. It can be as simple as “What was great about today?” “What am I happy about?” or “What’s my plan for tomorrow and the future?”
- Journal consistently, even if you don’t feel like it. Get into the habit of writing consistently, remember there is no right or wrong, but you want to develop a habit.
By: Bren Dubé @brendube
Based on Episode 42 of The Implicit Show
Bren Dubé makes a special announcement and premieres the music video for his new single, “Grow.”