This podcast is all about cultivating belief in ourselves.
We start the podcast off by defining belief. What is it and why is it important.
We use a quote from the book, You Are The Placebo, by Joe Dispenza: "When people think they will get a benefit from a pill or procedure, they often experience those benefits even if they're taking a sugar pill." We use that quote to highlight the raw power of belief. If you're interested in that book you can buy it here.
I also reference The Secret, by Rhonda Byrne, but I do so as an example of what not to do. I don't recommend this book.
I illustrate an example of belief limiting people's potential in a way I think many people will understand by explaining the "I'm not an X person" excuse. This is the all too often heard excuse of people not accomplishing their goals by stating that they're not wired to in the first place. I'm not a music person. I'm not a math person. You get the point. See the quote at the beginning of this post.
This leads me into explaining how belief can become your worst enemy. When your beliefs, which are self-imposed, inhibit you from even attempting to accomplish your goals then you have a serious problem. You've weaponized belief against yourself.
I tell a story about two friends of mine that pursued a very difficult goal and succeeded and how it altered their belief in themselves in a profound way that affects all aspects of their lives.
Then I introduce you to two topics that will be the subject of their own episodes very soon: fear and ego. I won't delve too deep into them here, but suffice it to say they can severely inhibit your belief when not managed properly.
Finally, in this week's Call-To-Action we increase our belief in ourselves by dusting off an old goal that you never pursued because belief crippled you right from the start. We're going to alter our beliefs and get after it. We're going to make a plan and execute. And when we accomplish what we didn't believe we could do we level-up our belief in ourselves.
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