Changeability Podcast: Manage Your Mind - Change Your Life







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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.

“It’s the repetition of affirmations that leads to belief. And once that belief becomes a deep conviction, things start to happen.” Muhammad Ali

In today’s episode you find out:

  • Why affirmations are a great way to help you change something and get more success
  • A simple way to craft your own positive affirmations
  • Two writing techniques to make your affirmations more effective
  • Something about white elephants
  • How to get the most out of using affirmations
  • How long does it take to get into new thinking habits
  • A quick start method to boost the benefits of empowering statements
  • How practicing affirmations can make you feel good
  • More easy ways to make your affirmations work for you
  • Why it’s time to get writing or even singing and your fridge may never look the same again


Direct download: CA018.mp3
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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

“Any man who does not know the power of the word, is behind the times” Florence Scovel Shinn, The Game of Life and How to Play It, 1925

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:

  • What we learn from a 90 year old book about the power of our words.
  • How you already use affirmations every day of you life.
  • What are positive affirmations
  • Why they fit into the mind management tool-kit
  • How Kathryn pokes fun at the idea of affirmations (there’s even a little quiz)
  • How affirmations work
  • What’s so special about neuroplasticity (apart from it being a great word)
  • How you grow thoughts
  • What’s the difference between a neural pathway and a forest pathway (hint - surprisingly little)
  • How to raise your feel-good hormones and create the future you want


Direct download: CA017.mp3
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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:

  • What your head trash is
  • What happens when you clear your head trash and why you want to do it
  • How a personal disaster and the unravelling of her life led Alexia to her head trash
  • A five-step system to clear your head trash
  • How this will help you in your work, business and life


“Be the change you want to see in the world” 

"Start with the man in the mirror."

Direct download: CA016.mp3
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“The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.” ~ Socrates

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:

  • Why you need to be letting go of limiting thoughts and beliefs
  • Why it takes more than setting goals to change what you want to change
  • How to set a trap for your limiting thoughts to fall into
  • 5 questions to interrogate your self-beliefs and some examples
  • A quick step by step mental process to help release your limiting thoughts and emotions
  • A simple physical action to symbolically clear negative self-beliefs
  • How Julian got over fighting with his brother
Direct download: CA015.mp3
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“There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so.” Shakespeare


  • Do you want more money?
  • Ever feel you want more time to yourself?
  • Think you’re too old or young to do some of the things you want to do? 


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:


  • A super quick way to find what self-beliefs hold you back
  • Common limiting thoughts around money
  • What’s wrong with the fact that money doesn’t grow on trees
  • The emotional side of wealth
  • The fear of success (yes – really!)
  • Why Kathryn has a big clock on her vision board
  • Why you might not be as busy as you think you are
  • If busy = good
  • Who thinks sleep is a waste of living time
  • What does it mean to act your age
  • How turning the clock back to 1959 made one group of men 20 years younger
  • A 91 year old U.S. record holder
  • Why limiting self-beliefs are like ANTs


·     9 types of unhelpful negative thoughts we all have (or we do anyway so we’re assuming you do too!)

Direct download: CA014.mp3
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