Sat, 27 December 2014
We’re at the end of the year – so how was it for you?
What have been the highlights and achievements of your year?
If you were to give this year a mark out of ten, how would you rate your year?
Would it be a derisory 1, measly 2 or a paltry 3 - a poor 4, average 5 or respectable 6 - a good 7, a great 8 or maybe even a fabulous 9 or totally brilliant 10?
What is it about the end of the year that makes it a good time to take stock?
We have a culture of looking back around this time of year – with all sorts of TV programs looking back at the events of the year, the trends, the politics, what happened in the media.
But the end of a year also provides a convenient cut-off point for you on an individual level to reflect on what’s happened - and either recognise and celebrate it or put it behind you and move on.
And to go with this there’s the annual goals fest of New Year resolutions.
The fact is the idea of new beginnings is a conceptual device – a framework to hang a review of the past and preview of the future on.
Recognising that one year is ending and a new one beginning makes for a common point of reference.
But whenever you’re reading this, you can do exactly the same. Because a year is just a unit of time to measure things by – and you can use any unit of time at any time of the year to take a step back and review what you’ve achieved and not achieved and if you’ve met your goals or fulfilled your desires for the year.
We’ve been reviewing the past year past year ourselves and we’ve recorded it for you in this week’s podcast - Come behind the scenes with us in Episode 22 ‘How would you rate your year’ to find out about our year.
And then rate your own and let us know your score and some of your highlights and achievements.
Sat, 20 December 2014
If you’ve ever doubted what visualization can do for you, or about the power of your subconscious mind to influence what you do and how you do it, listen to the interview with our guest on today’s episode of the Changeability Podcast - Dr Eva Detko.
Dr Eva talks about how she used the power of visualization in her bid to compete in Latin and Ballroom competitions from a regional level right up to the national finals at the international home of ballroom dancing – in Blackpool, England.
At the heart of this and the work that Dr Eva does with her clients is finding ways to harness the power of the subconscious mind to help us achieve what we want to achieve.
This might be through the hypnotherapy that Dr Eva specializes in, or in releasing the build-up of the stresses and strains of everyday life that will be detrimental to our health in the long term.
Talking of health, Eva is also a Nutritional Therapist with a clear view on the inter-related link between mind and body, what we eat, our emotions and state of mind.
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Sat, 13 December 2014
What does the word ‘visualization’ mean to you – what image does it conjure up in your mind? Or maybe you’ve never given visualization much thought before now.
In today’s episode of the Changeability Podcast we’re introducing visualization. We look at the basics of what is visualization and why visualization can be a powerful mind management technique to add to your self-development tool-kit.
Visualization is about using the power of your mind, and your imagination in particular, to help you live your best life now and achieve your goals.
It’s a technique you can use to your advantage, to give you an extra edge and take you to the next level in your achievements. And we talk on the show about some people who are doing just that, where visualization makes a real difference to their performance, and helps them become the best they can be.
If you want to learn how to use the power of your imagination to manage your mind to can get the life or business you want, listen to episode 20 of the Changeability Podcast to find out ‘What is visualization’.
It might be a lot easier than you think.
In today’s show you will find out
Sat, 6 December 2014
Why use affirmations to manage your mind?
Positive affirmations are a powerful tool and technique when it comes to managing your mind.
They are positive, specific statements that focus you on the self-beliefs, behaviours and characteristics you need to achieve your goals and live the life you want.
The idea behind affirmations is that through repetition you gradually implant them into your subconscious mind.
They help you manage your mind by exerting a positive influence on the way you think about yourself, and in turn the way you act. And in doing so, positive affirmations help to counteract the self-sabotaging, negative affirmations and thoughts that get in the way of achieving your desires and intentions.
In episodes 17 and 18 of the Changeability Podcast we talked about what affirmations are, how to create your own and how to use them.
This week we look at some different types of affirmations. We discuss what to do if you feel affirmations wont work for you or you’ve tried them and weren’t sure if they worked, or you’re worried about setting yourself up for failure.
And we share some affirmations with you, to give you some examples that you can use yourself or as inspiration for creating your own affirmations. You also get a relaxing glimpse into one of our Brilliant Living® affirmations. These are professionally recorded affirmation tracks you can choose to download from our shop.
So sit back, relax and take a listen now.
In today’s episode you find out:
Sat, 29 November 2014
You know you want to change or improve something in your life or business. So you set yourself a goal to state your intention to do something about it.
And because you’ve listened to the Changeability Podcast you recognise a few negative self-beliefs and unhelpful limiting thoughts lurking in your mind that could potentially scupper the whole thing.
Well now comes the exciting part – because this is where you start to tell your new story, as you affirm yourself and whatever it is you want to achieve. Because today is the day we talk about how to make affirmations work for you.
In episode 18 of our Changeability Podcast we look at how you can easily create your own personal positive affirmations and once you’ve got them, what you can do with them.
In today’s episode you find out:
Sat, 22 November 2014
Ever thought about the power of your words? We’re not talking about the affect your words have on others when you say something encouraging, uplifting or downright hurtful and unkind. No, we’re talking about the affect your words have on you.
Every day we think thoughts in words and we tell ourselves things about what we’re doing, what we should do and what we have done. We interpret the world through our words and thoughts. Our words influence our thoughts and at the same time our thoughts influence our words.
90 years ago Florence Scovel Shinn wrote about the influence of our subconscious on what we do and the way our words
Over the last few episodes we’ve looked at the unhelpful words that we tell ourselves, the words that with repetition lead us to the beliefs and thoughts that hold us back, keep us living small and limit our opportunities and achievements. Today we’re talking about words that do exactly the opposite – words that help us create the life we want.
So don’t be behind the times - listen to Episode 17 of the Changeability Podcast to find out about the power of your words and how to use them to affirm yourself and what you want in life or business. It’s the what, why and how of positive affirmations.
In today’s show you’ll find out:
Sat, 15 November 2014
What do you call the negative thoughts, feelings and emotions that clog up your mind and get in the way of you living your best life?
In today’s episode of the Changeability Podcast we are delighted to be joined by a guest who calls them our ‘Head Trash’.
The last few episodes of the Changeability Podcast have been about how to discover your negative limiting thoughts and self-beliefs – and last week (in episode 15) we explored a way of examining and releasing them. Today we look at it from a different angle with an expert with her own take on the subject and how to do it.
Alexia Leachman joins us to talk about head trash - what it is and how you can clear your head trash.
Alexia is the founder of Head Trash and host of the chart topping The Head Trash Show podcast.
We were also honoured to have our youngest ever guest making her first podcast appearance. If you listen carefully you might hear some cute baby noises in the background from Alexia’s new daughter Sofia.
In episode 15 you’ll find out about:
Sat, 8 November 2014
We all have thoughts and self-beliefs that impact how we go about every aspect of our life and business or work.
Some are positive and some negative – and the negative ones limit what we do and how we do it – they get in the way of us achieving the goals we set ourselves and our vision for the life or business we want.
So to stop this happening we want to find a way of minimising the effect of these disempowering thoughts that limit our opportunities.
And to paraphrase the words of Socrates - we need to get rid of our old limiting thoughts, so we’re not inadvertently focusing our energy on ‘fighting the old’, but release them to focus on ‘building the new’ going forward.
That’s what we’re talking about in today’s episode of the Changeability Podcast –practical ways of dealing with and letting go of limiting thoughts and self-beliefs. We even talk you through a couple of simple exercises you can easily do to clear them out.
In episode 15 you’ll find out about:
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Sat, 1 November 2014
“There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so.” Shakespeare
If you answered yes to any of these questions then you’ll like today’s episode of the Changeability Podcast. Because we’re looking at examples of the limiting thoughts we all have – and what self-beliefs hold you back.
The type of thinking that narrows our horizons, holds us back from living the biggest best version of our lives, and gets in the way of us achieving our goals.
In episode 14 you’ll find out about:
· 9 types of unhelpful negative thoughts we all have (or we do anyway so we’re assuming you do too!)
Sat, 25 October 2014
Getting what you want in life and business is not just about having vision and goals – great though they are.
In episode 13 of the Changeability Podcast we take a step back from thinking about where you want to get to and what you want to achieve.
We take you back to the all-important starting point, to discover what’s sabotaging your best intentions and desires. To tease out what’s stopping you reaching your potential and getting in the way of positive change in your life or business.
This is the crucial self-development step that most people miss out. It’s understandable because we’re so keen to be getting on with our goals and actions.
But it’s the key to unlocking the behaviours and characteristics that you need in order to make the changes you want to make in your life.
Without it you’re in danger of repeating the same behaviours and ways of thinking and acting that got you into the situation and position you now want to change – whatever that is, however big or small.
“You are today where your thoughts have brought you; you will be tomorrow where your thoughts take you.” James Allen
So we’re stepping back to take stock of where you’re starting from. To uncover the hidden reasons and cause behind much of what you do or don’t do, and how you do it.
In today’s episode we’re discovering your limiting thoughts and self-beliefs.
We all have negative thoughts and unhelpful self-beliefs that limit us from doing what we want to do and hinder us achieving our goals. But what are they, how do we get them, why do they matter and how do you find them? That’s what we’re finding out in today’s show.
More specifically, in episode 13 you’ll find out:
Sat, 18 October 2014
“You are the average of the 5 people you spend the most time with.” Jim Rohn
In episode 12 of the Changeability Podcast we talk about making goals happen with entrepreneur Chris Marr.
Yes, we’re super excited to have our first guest on the show, because Chris is a real-life example of someone who takes massive action when it comes to using goals in his life and business.
Chris set out two years ago with a mission to become an expert goal setter and in this practical session he shares the challenges and successes he’s experienced, and gives us a fascinating insight into the system he uses.
We’ve been looking at goals and vision in the last few episodes of the Changeability Podcast, and it’s great to hear today from someone who’s making goals happen in such a real and positive way in his life and business.
This episode is full of actionable tips and techniques for anyone who wants to change or achieve something and have a positive outlook in their life and business.
All this and more with Chris Marr, host of the popular Marketing Academy Podcast and founder of Learning Everyday and the Content Marketing Academy conference.
As we delve right into Chris’s take on goals you’ll find out about:
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Sat, 11 October 2014
How to set goals that work
Goals help us define what we desire, give us clarity about what we want to achieve and articulate a sense of purpose.
Goals are a way of making our vision and ambitions manageable and achievable.
In setting goals we state our intentions, based on the big picture of how we want our business or life to look.
Goal setting is an excellent mind management technique. Goals give us focus, determine our direction, and create the lens through which we look at business, life and it’s opportunities.
In short, goals help us manage our minds to make changes or improvements in business and life - by helping us cultivate the optimum mindset to take the actions to bring those changes into reality.
But how do we it? How do we create goals that inspire and motivate us?
In episode 11 of the Changeability Podcast we talk about how to set goals that work. By which we mean how to set goals you can achieve and you'll want to achieve.
Because there’s ways and means to do it – some popular, some quirky, some downright boring, some wrong (or at least we think they are) and the way we like to do it and probably a lot more besides.
We’re not claiming to have all the answers or the one method that trumps all others – but we do take a look at two different but complementary simple systems for setting goals - that you can put into practice straight away.
Plus there’s some other chitchat about how to set goals that work as well as one way that definitely doesn’t work!
In episode 11 you’ll find out:
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Sat, 4 October 2014
Do you like goals – or does talk of goals make your eyes glaze over and your mind shut off?
Do you set goals in your life or business – or do you think they’re a waste of time and energy?
Have you heard people talking about goals but don’t know what the fuss is about?
In episode 10 of the Changeability Podcast we’re talking all things goals.
We explore the power of goals to help us manage our minds to get the life and business we want. What they are and why they work (or do they?)
How goals take the vision or big picture of what we want (which we talked about in episode 9) and turn it into manageable milestones.
Using the power of goals as a mind management technique is something you don’t want to miss out on if you want to make changes in your life. But not everyone feels the same way - so we look at the potential downside of goal-setting and how to overcome it and use it to our advantage.
Whether you love goals, don’t know anything about them, think they’re totally overrated or are mildly interested in improving your life or business – there’s something in today’s episode for you - on the power of goals.
More specifically in episode 10 you’ll find out about:
Sat, 27 September 2014
What is your vision in life & business?
Last week we looked at an overview of 5 more techniques and tactics that can help us use our minds in a beneficial way for making changes and improvements in our life and business. Giving us more changeability so we can achieve our goals and desires. It was part two of a 10-technique blueprint we’re laying out over the coming episodes here on the Changeability Podcast.
In today’s show we start back at the beginning. In the first of those 10 techniques, we’re going back to basics - asking a basic question - what do you want? – What do you want your life to look like? What is your vision in life and business?
In episode 9 you’ll find out about:
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Sat, 20 September 2014
“Your present circumstances don’t determine where you can go, they merely determine where you start.” Nido Qubein
This is where the background theory of the first six episodes of the Changeability Podcast morphs into the practice.
Last week we started looking at practical techniques and actions to move us beyond the theory of how our minds work and hold us back from doing what we want to do. We outlined 5 mind management techniques to do this.
In today’s show we carry on where we left off at the end of episode 7. This is like the part 2 of How to Manage Your Mind, as we take a look at 5 more ways to manage your mind.
These are 5 more techniques and tactics that can help us use our minds in a beneficial way for making changes and improvements in our life and business. Giving us more changeability so we can achieve our goals and desires.
In episode 8 you’ll find out about:
Sat, 13 September 2014
How to manage your mind
Over the course of the first 6 episodes of the Changeability Podcast we’ve talked about our brains, our conscious and subconscious minds – their different but equally important roles and how the subconscious mind is many times more powerful than the subconscious (episode 2).
We’ve seen how the things our conscious creative imaginative mind wants for us can be undermined by our subconscious, whose job it is to keep us safe within the realms of our current experience and way of looking at the world through our self-beliefs and habits. And in doing so can unintentionally restrict our awareness of opportunities and ultimately make the difference between us achieving what we want to or not (episode 3).
We’ve talked about how all change starts with a conscious thought (episode 4) and how important it is to take control. We constantly take choices whether we realize it or not – and one of the things we can choose to do is find ways to manage our minds to help us take control and get the business and life we want (episode 5).
And in episode six we looked at mind management and what it is. How it can help help us be aware of negative disempowering thoughts and increase empowering positive thoughts.
So that's all very good in theory but how do we actually do it?
That’s what we start to talk about it today’s episode of the Changeability Podcast – how to manage your mind. We give an overview of some of the actual techniques and tactics we can use to help us manage our minds - to make changes and improvements in our lives.
And we begin with a chat about Kathryn’s 30-day challenge – to create and publish a video everyday for the month of September.
In episode 7 you’ll find out:
Links and resources mentioned in this episode:
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Sat, 6 September 2014
What is mind management
“What is the single most important skill you can master to increase your happiness and success? Training your mind.” ~ T Harv Eker in Success Magazine
In today’s episode of the Changeability Podcast we’re thinking about our strap line – ‘Manage your Mind’. You might have heard the term mind management before, but what is mind management? Why is it becoming popular and what’s in it for you?
In episode 6 you’ll find out about:
Links and resources mentioned in this episode:
Sat, 30 August 2014
Take Control Of Your Life
“Every human has four endowments - self awareness, conscience, independent will and creative imagination. These give us the ultimate human freedom... The power to choose, to respond, to change.” ~ Stephen Covey
If you’ve ever changed or improved something in your life or business, especially if it was something you’d struggled with, was there was a point where you made a choice and decision to take control and do something about it?
Because we think there was. Whether we always remember the exact moment of taking charge or not, there is a point where we get ourselves into the right frame of mind or mindset to do what’s needed. If not nothing happens.
In today’s episode of the Changeability Podcast we’re thinking about why the need to take control of your life is crucial if you want to change anything or get better at something.
In episode 5 you will find out:
Sat, 23 August 2014
Thinking About Thoughts
“It's not what you have to ‘do’ that needs to change. It’s first how you ‘think’ that needs to change. It’s who you have to ‘be’ in order to ‘do’ what needs to be done. The good news is that it doesn't cost much money to change your thinking. In fact, it can be done for free.” - Robert Kiyosaki
In episode 4 of the Changeability podcast we're thinking about something we don't often think about - something that we all take for granted. We're thinking about thinking. And that means thinking about thoughts.
As this week’s ‘quote of the show’ says - you can change your thinking and it can be done for free. This might depend a bit on your definition of ‘free’ as it’s not without some effort – but it can be done.
And that’s what lies at the heart of the whole idea behind Changeability. Changing our thinking to change or improve things in our life through managing our minds or mind management. It’s what the Changeability podcast (and book) is about.
In a couple of episode’s time we’ll get more into the practical techniques and tactics for doing that. But before we get into how to do it let’s think today about what thinking is. What are our thoughts and why do they matter?
In this episode you will find out:
Sun, 10 August 2014
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Wahay - The Changeability Podcast is here.
And in the first episode ‘Changeability – the Start’ you get to hear us, your hosts - Kathryn and Julian – introduce ourselves and the idea behind the Changeability show. We also talk a bit about what you can expect from the shows over the coming weeks and months.
The Changeability podcast is for people who are interested in changing or improving aspects of their life or business, whether big or small. It’s for those people like us, who’re interested in finding ways to make our lives better bit by bit – so we can be more successful (whatever that means to you), happy and fulfilled.