Christian de la Huerta – The Power of Breath, Soulful Power and Spirituality

Christian de la Huerta has been a writer, spiritual coach, and retreat facilitator for 30 years. He has spoken at countless universities, churches, conferences, and other venues, including the TedX stage. he is Author of the award-winning and critically-acclaimed “Coming out Spiritually,” he is currently working on a new book series, “Calling All Heroes.” More about his work can be found at www.SoulfulPower.com His TEDx talk on the power of breath has received more than 175k views.

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Ted Talk on the power of breath

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Monica Reyes – The Power of Awareness and Spirituality

Monica Reyes is a Spiritual Success Strategist, an activist for compassion, speaker, and truth-seeker born in NYC and living in Miami. She partners up with leaders to get them to their next level. For years, She served the world as an attorney, owning a multimillion-dollar, progressive all-woman law firm. when she starting meditating and learning ancient practices. she experienced a shift in her awareness and perspective that was so powerful, she not only integrated it into the law firm but 5 years later, she left her law firm to share these practices with the world. Today she spread messages for success, awareness, and authenticity from the stage,. Her global mission is to increase the consciousness in the world, for more compassion and connection. She has also spoken at the TEDx stage on the power of awareness.

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Elsewine Rietveld – Get More Confidence in Public Speaking & Videos

Get More Confidence in Public Speaking & Videos

Elsewine is from the Netherlands and she’s  a Confidence Trainer & Kinesiologist. She works with people who want to overcome their  deep rooted fear of public speaking, networking, pitching, speaking up in meetings or in front of the camera, as well as with seasoned speakers who want to up their game a notch or two.

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Topics we discuss in this episode:

  • Building confidence framework
  • Practical and effective ways to communicate as a confident speaker
  • and much more!

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Joe Johnson on Happiness, Meditation, Books, Emotions

Control your emotions to get your life back.Build self-confidence by failing forward and learning from it, and much more!

Podcast with Joe Johnson
Joe Johnson

Joe Johnson– Sales, marketing and leadership trainer in the Power sports industry with 25 years evaluated experience. He is the Husband, father of two daughters and motorcycle enthusiast. His mantra- People are my passion. Author of Powersports marketing formula.

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Show Notes:

  • From Introversion to building self-confidence.
  • Being in the moment and controlling your emotions.
  • Teaching kids to love people with compassion and kindness.
  • Recording your “affirmations” to listen over and over
  • The power of morning routines.
  • The power of “writing” goals.
  • His mantra- “people are awesome”.
  • The power of “accountability partner” in life.
  • The power of coaching in every area that includes Faith, mind, body, and spirit.
  • Always learning from books.
  • Reading good books to get ahead in life.
  • Meditation to stay grounded.
  • Breathing to release anger, frustration, any other negative emotions.
  • And, a lot more to find in the audio!

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Ask Better Questions To Get the Amazing Results

Asking good questions interrupts our old and natural way of thinking, and create possibilities to think differently, and perhaps in a new direction.

Good answers only come from the GREAT QUESTIONS!

Asking great questions to yourself and others is a skill.

I learned this productivity hack from Tim Ferriss“imagining a gun on your head and contemplating on what matters most”.

Great video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ALMg-7-2trY to check out by Tim Ferris.

Do you procrastinate on small things?

If yes, would you still procrastinate if someone puts a gun on your head or on your dog’s head? 😉

I am sure you would finish a lot of things in that situation.

I don’t literally mean putting a gun on your head to finish long pending tasks. It’s just an analogy, you get my point!

What do you do in critical circumstances? Do you still procrastinate to do important things when the situation is tough, or you just do whatever it takes?

We usually tend to procrastinate on things that we think are not important to us.

I think procrastination arises either due to a lack of intrinsic motivation. And we can tap into intrinsic motivation by doing the few small things every day which are really important and letting other unimportant, or not-so-urgent things wait or delegate.

A great book to read on this topic is “First Thing First by Stephen R. Covey.

I had been procrastinating fora long time on re-balancing my financial portfolio, and I really wanted to break this pattern.

So, I asked myself these questions

  • What would I do if someone puts the gun on my head?
  • What would it look like If it was easier?

And the result?

I re-balanced my portfolio and opened Roth IRA by blocking 90 mins without any interruption.

When you ask better quality questions to yourself, your life will dramatically move towards the next level.

Ask these questions whenever you procrastinate or are distracted or unfocused?

  • What would I do if someone puts a gun on my head?
  • What would it look like If it was easier?

Asking good questions interrupts our old and natural way of thinking, and create possibilities to think differently, and perhaps in a new direction.

If I find myself stuck in any problem, I remind myself to stop, and rethink the problem to get a new solution.

I remember that when I was in middle school, my Math teacher always recommended starting a Math problem from scratch, rather than trying to fix the broken parts.

And, the same principle can be applied to any life problem.

Trying to solve a problem with the same thinking only creates a mess and a vicious thought loop.

I am a full-time Software Engineer, and when I am stuck in a complex problem — I remind myself to — “Stop and Ask good questions”.

With practice, you can develop a habit to remind yourself to “Stop and Ask good questions”.

You can go one step further which I do more often now.

Journaling!

Just writing my thoughts, or whatever clutter I’ve in my head, on a piece of paper, gives me a great degree of clarity.

Break your linear thinking pattern by asking these questions to yourself:

  • What would it look like if I do the opposite of what I have been doing in the next 48 hours?⁠
  • What would it look like if I do the opposite right now?
  • What would it look like if this task were easier?⁠
  • What would it look like if someone puts a gun on my head and how would I complete a big task in a short time?⁠

There are literally many ways of asking great questions.

Right before editing this post, I was feeling overwhelmed, and you know what — I asked myself — “What is the ONE thing I can do right now that will give me the most satisfaction?“.

And I, myself, answered that “just edit this long pending post‘.

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Note: If you have better or other ways of asking good quality questions, please put them in the comment.

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Courtnee Downs- US Army Soldier and Side Hustle!

Podcast with Courtnee Downs- US Army Soldier and Side Hustle!

Courtnee Downs

Courtnee Downs She is an active-duty Army Soldier of 19 plus years! All 19 of those years she has been working in Law Enforcement. 
She’s also a Network Marketer. 3 years ago, she realized something was in her life. She realized that there had to be more and decided to jump into a side hustle. That side hustle has turned into a job that she loves.

This year — she is preparing for retirement from the military this year,

You can find Courtnee on www.fearlesslyfreckles.com

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Episode Notes:

  • Army journey- stationed in San Antonio
  • Applying leadership from army in personal life
  • Navigating from emotional impact
  • Practices to regain emotional energy
  • Authenticity in network marketing
  • on learning from Rejections
  • Don’t identify with failures
  • The “WHY” keeps evolving
  • 3-day rule to avoid temptations
  • Practicing letting go of comparison feelings
  • The power of positive affirmations
  • How to use silence as a mindfulness tool
  • Productivity principle: important vs urgent
  • Book “Stories that stick
  • Deepak Chopra
  • John Maxwell Leadership
  • Book awareness from Anthony de Mello

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Dakota Yarrington- On Health, Discipline and Embracing Failures

Podcast with Dakota Yarrington- On Health, Discipline and Embracing Failures

Dakota Yarrington

Dakota Yarrington, a.k.a. Dakota Crave(because he absolutely Craves Life) has always had a bigger vision than himself, and makes others goals— his goals! When he’s not hiking, biking or filling his relationship full of love, he’s helping other people transform their lives in Health | Fitness | Mindset. He grew up in an average house hold where he was told to go to school, get a degree in college and work hard. He didn’t know what that(going to college) looked liked because no one had ever completed college in his family or had a good relationship with money.

Eventually he did—what he was told. He worked hard, and graduated from college— but he was unemployable. His American Dream model didn’t fit his personality so growing up he was always the odd one.And, Dakota’s vision is to transform the world impacting one person’s life at a time.

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Facebook: Dakota Yarrington

IG: @Dakotacrave @cravelifeadventurecouple

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Mindfulness: Mental Energy Recharge

Burned-down? I have been there! If you keep burning out the energy and don’t attempt to fill it  — you will have an empty energy tank. Let’s recharge the Energy Battery!!!

Let’s recharge Your Energy Battery!!!

What do you do when your phone battery is low?

What do you do when your car is low on fuel?

If you don’t recharge the phone, it’s dead. If you don’t refuel the car, it stops running. Right?

And, if you don’t refuel your Mental energy, your brain stops functioning at its peak state.

You must have tried healthy food diets to lose fat and gain physical energy. Have you?

Have you tried any Mental diet to refuel Mental energy and resources?

Have you ever felt a lack of Mental Energy even you felt physically energetic? Sometimes, the mind doesn’t function properly and the body feels tired even when you eat healthy food.

I am not saying  — healthy food doesn’t matter. It does matter! However, it’s not enough to sustain Mental energy.

We have a reservoir of Mental energy!

Let’s understand the Mental energy reservoir concept through an analogy of the water tank.

Just imagine a water tank. If you keep taking out the water, and never fill the tank  — what will happen? You have an empty tank. Then, no longer can you take the water.

And, the same thing goes with Mental energy.

If you keep burning out the energy and don’t attempt to fill it  — you will have an empty energy tank. In simple language  —I can say, you are burned out. And that’s what most of the people at the end of workday feel — they are burned out! They don’t have enough energy to do other activities.

I sometimes hear people say  — they are feeling burned out even in the mid-afternoon. And the reason  — they would have consumed all the Mental energy stored. The result is “burned out”.

You are not alone! I have been there!

I have had millions of instances in the past  — when I felt burned out during the day. At that time, I didn’t know how to deal with my “burned out”. I wanted to do more things, enjoy life and do things I was passionate about. But, most of the days, it was due to my burned out feeling — I couldn’t do any of those things I was passionate about.

I remember  — always complaining about headache  — and my mom always said, I don’t have physical strength!

Have you experienced the “burn out” before?

Have you found yourself freaking tired working for long hours even though you love what you do?

If yes, you are burning your Mental Fuel and not Managing its resources properly. With lack of Mental energy —your mind wanders, you lose focus, you feel frustrated, and you can’t give 100% to your work and relationships.

This often leads to being unproductive and we tend to do unnecessary things that are stealing away our time.

After doing an in-depth study on this subject and practicing it for more than a year, I can clearly say there is only ONE thing, and by doing it you can let your brain work at the highest level.

And, that is — Intermittent Rest.

Intermittent Rest– Intermittent Rest is taking rest at regular intervals in day-to-day life to regain your mental energy.

Sounds familiar to Intermittent fasting? You are correct —it is!

Sounds familiar to the Intermittent rest period in the gym? You are correct — it is!

  • It’s similar to intermittent fasting. You eat once and then take a long break and as a result, you lose fat and gain other health benefits.
  • It’s similar to taking rest in the gym after you complete a set. When you take rest, you allow muscles to grow. No rest, no growth.

You’d be thinking  — how to practice Intermittent Rest every day?

By using the principle of “Block Time”!

The mind can’t work in constant energy cycles and rather it works in waves.

I am a fan of “Block time” which I use it  —- ALL THE TIME!!

Set a timer clock for about 50–90 mins. Once the time is up  — stop what you are doing. Then, take rest for a few mins. To set time, you can use your phone or computer or get an alarm clock. The type of clock doesn’t matter here.

Block time means — you are focused on your MAIN thing in that time window. If you have never done it, then sitting for 50 mins can be a challenge for you. It was a challenge for me too. 50 mins sound nothing. But, when you actually sit and focus on the MAIN thing — you will realize how challenging it is.

Brendon Burchard has detailed about 50 mins Block time in his book “High-Performance Habits”

But, you can get better with time. It’s like any other skill which requires consistent practice.

If you are new to “Block time” practice, I’d recommend starting with some something small time window — let’s say, maybe 30 mins? Pick your time which is comfortable for you in the beginning which you can easily do. The goal here is to set low expectations (in terms of time) and gradually increase over time.

And, the max limit of one block time sitting  — I’d recommend is 90 mins. After 90 mins, our brain needs some downtime. Darren Hardy, the former publisher of Success Magazine, has detailed about this in his video on Insane Productivity.

According to Neuroscience, our brain needs some downtime at regular intervals to process complex information we feed to it.

Have you ever felt that — you don’t come up with new ideas how much you try. Usually, that is a good sign that your brain is saying  — “give me some break”.

So, whenever you feel tired, fatigued, or just unable to think clearly  — take a pause and rest. When you rest, you are actually refueling your Mental energy tank.

I am sure you know  — how great you feel emotionally and mentally after travel or some vacation! You are basically refueling your energy by giving yourself a break from everyday life.

“Rest” can take any form. I am more aware now when my mind doesn’t produce good ideas. It’s an indicator for me to pause and take some rest. Below are some of the activities that I do almost every day when I am tired or feeling cranky, or even when I am feeling fully energetic.

  • Breathing(inhale and exhale)
  • Meditation
  • Walking around
  • Quick nap
  • Any mindfulness activity(yoga etc)
  • Doing anything that you love doing and doesn’t require you to use your mental muscles because the purpose of this is to regain energy.

If your car dashboard shows some signal, it usually means something is happening in the car, and it requires some action.

It is the same thing with our minds, and it always gives us a signal when we are tired. So, please don’t neglect these signals, and take some rest.

One of the awesome books on Energy Management is “The Power of Full Engagement” by Tony Schwartz. I have read this book many many times.

Enjoy!!