Bren Dubé & Julie Ross share their thoughts on songwriting as a form of self-expression and how you can start writing yourself. Watch to the end to hear Bren write a song on the spot!
On today’s Mastermind with Bren and Bearj, they talk about how to use feelings and emotions to get yourself to follow through and what it takes to become better than 90% of the people around you.
Would you consider yourself to be a spiritual being? What kind of relationship do you have with yourself, the people around you and the universe? Rhonda Smith is an expert in spiritual relationships and she joins us today to talk about her story from rock bottom to growing personally and spiritually. She also eludes to the power plants can give us towards healing ourselves.
We all have some experience of pain or suffering at some point in our lives. Some people may still be holding onto a memory from years and years ago and it is now becoming part of their identity and how they Define themselves.
Often times these can be negative experiences which can create lasting fear, anxiety or phobias. Thankfully these are things that we can overcome by creating new empowering associations.
So what does it take to let go of these experiences?
- Demonize the habit or behavior that dwelling on the past creates. Get absolutely clear on why you must get over this situation. Make it so bad in your own mind that your brain works on doing whatever it can to move on.
- Create a vision in your mind of how amazing life would be if you can just let go and be free. Think of all the pleasure you would get by overcoming your fears and breaking bad habits.
- Scramble the memory and break your patterns. You can do this by reliving the memory in your mind but choosing to see it different. You can imagine humorous visuals and sounds or imagine things going differently. Be playful and silly, do whatever you need to so that you can never see things the same again. Just like scratching a record, scratch your memories, and they’ll never play the same.
The last thing I want to mention is that you can’t control the outside world and circumstances, but you can control how you react, how you think, feel and behave and that’s ultimate power. When you realize that you chose the meaning to any given situation, you are free.
The negative experiences you face can be exactly what you need in life to challenge you to grow and reach your next level. The problems you have are there so that we can grow and have more to give.
Learn more on episode 58 of The Implicit Show
We hear it all the time, right? Whatever it is you want in life, all you gotta do to attain it is “be positive.” They say nothing of greatness has ever been achieved with a negative mental attitude.
What would you say? Are yoWe hu a positive person? Do you consider yourself an optimist or a pessimist?
You probably don’t need me to tell you this, but most people would probably identify as a pessimist. Why?
It’s not hard to look around in this world and find reasons to be pessimistic. Negativity on the news every day, people losing their jobs, their homes, and their lives.We now have issues and catastrophes that affect us all on a global level. We certainly are living in tough times.
If times are so tough how come we still have people who are optimistic? Well actually if you look around, you will see that there are also plenty of things to use as evidence for our optimism. We live better today than the kings and pharaohs of our past. Every somebody defies the odds of what we previously believed to be possible, fulfilling our potential faster than ever before. New technologies, new philosophies and new ways of life that are changing the world.
There’s no doubt that somebody who is positive and optimistic will be more willing to take action to improve their situation. Anytime things go bad, the pessimist says “See I told you so, why bother?” The optimist, on the other hand, will say something along the lines of “It’s not that bad, maybe there’s still a way I can make this work!”
Notice the difference in mindset? Here are 3 ways you can become more positive and create a better life today.
- Recognize what you can and can not control. One guaranteed way to be unhappy is to put all your focus and energy into things that you cannot change or influence. Somethings are just out of our control, it’s best to focus on what we can do, not what we can’t do.
- Take time out of every day to be grateful for the life you have. We often lose perspective of how good we actually got it as the law of familiarity kicks in. The law says that no matter what our surroundings are we will eventually get used to it and the novelty wears off. Don’t fall into this trap.
- Pursue your passions and fulfill your purpose. I’ve never met somebody who knows who they are, knows what they want out of life and know what they need to do act in a negative or pessimistic way. These people are too caught up in their mission, their vision and their goals to worry about what could go wrong. They have a why so important to them that it helps them break through any obstacles.
Learn more on episode 57 of The Implicit Show.
Tune into this weeks #MusicMonday to hear Bren Dube perform some old songs and some new songs from his upcoming record “Paradigms”.
Do you ever have doubt or rejection keep you from taking action or opening up and being vulnerable? On today’s Mastermind Bren, Bearj, Sean and Chris share their experience and how they overcome these obstacles.
Success is interesting, isn’t it? Everybody is going after it, but not everybody has the same idea of what success means.
That being said as the great quote goes, “Success leaves clues.” If somebody else has achieved something similar to what you are trying to achieve, odds are you can too. You are just as human as they are.
So what does it take to be successful at just about anything?
What are the fundamentals that apply across the board no matter what it is you are trying to accomplish?
There are many but first and foremost it begins with daily consistent action. Small changes daily and result in big changes years down the line. That’s what Darren Hardy teaches in his book The Compound Effect. Darren also share’s another key element to achieving your goals, tracking.
Darren suggests you keep a notepad with you at all times so that you can begin to track certain habits of yours. It can be with your money, pull out the notepad every day you spend even a penny and track every expense for a week. It can be with food, every time you reach for a bite to eat, pull out your notepad and track it all.
The big idea behind tracking is it begins to reveal your unconscious behavior. You may not know how much money you spend or how much food you eat in a week until you track your every move. This also gives us the ability to make changes and be able to measure the results.
For the past few years, I have been tracking my daily habits so that I can see how well I’m doing and notice if I fall into any certain patterns. It started off with me just using a simple to-do list that I would keep with me on a piece of paper. I would mark down every time I completed a desired task or made any kind of accomplishment.
Nowadays my tracking is done digitally. I’ve used apps like Habitica and Coach.me. I would suggest either of them for keeping track of your tasks, habits, and goals.
Learn more on episode 53 of The Implicit Show.
On today’s Q&A Tuesday we got questions on fear, living and feeling unmotivated.
Let’s start with fear because it is exactly what stops people from taking any kind of action or from stepping out of their comfort zone. It is fear that stops most people from being happy. So how do we deal with fear once and for all?
Most people are in resistance with fear, meaning anytime they have fear approach their minds they start to worry and get upset. The first step to dealing with fear once and for all is to accept fear for what it is. It’s natural we all go through fear and it’s not by accident. Fear is created within us to protect us from danger.
Often times these “negative” emotions we are going through actually have a message to share with us. There is something to be learned from our fear, anxiety, depression or stress. Rather than trying to destroy fear, listen to it, what is it offering you? Once you know what it is the fear wants, why the fear is here, you can begin to replace it with something else.
What is the quickest way to shake off a bad feeling?
Move your body, negativity is in our minds. Lose your thoughts and focus on what’s going on in your body. Move, exercise, dance or play whatever you can do to break the pattern. Same goes for feeling unmotivated, step one is to move your body and break your physical pattern, step two is to shift your focus by asking yourself a new question. What do I want right now? What’s my ultimate goal and why? What can I do right now to get myself closer?
What does living mean to you?
It’s different for everyone, but if you can get clear on the essence of what life means to you, all the sudden you have a whole new level of self-awareness.
Learn more on Episode 52 of The Implicit Show
On today’s #MusicMonday, Julie Ross joins Bren in studio to perform some of her most recent songwriting. Tune in to learn more about Julie Ross and her music.