August 8

1 year, 10 mind techniques and a podcast awards nomination

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 “Act the way you’d like to be and soon you’ll be the way you’d like to act.” ~ Bob Dylan

1 year of podcasting

It’s celebrations all round at Brilliant Living HQ as we celebrate the first birthday of our offspring – the Changeability Podcast.

Podcast Awards Finalist

Plus a massive bonus celebration. We’re thrilled the Changeability Podcast has been nominated as a finalist for the UK’s Top Self–Help Podcast Awards.  How wonderful is that?

A huge heartfelt ‘thank you’ all you marvellous people who nominated the Changeability Podcast.

The award ceremony will take place at New Media Europe – an amazing conference for anyone interested in digital media, podcasting, blogging, social media, business and the internet.

10 mind management techniques on the Changeability Podcast

In our first year and 53 episodes of the Changeability Podcast the theme’s been how we can manage our minds to make changes in life and be happier. We’ve looked at it through the 10 mind management techniques featured in the book, Changeability: Manage your mind – change your life.

In episode 53 of the Changeability Podcast we take a quick romp through these 10 techniques – to remind you and give you a quick overview and to share snippets from some of the shows.

Starting with this great quote – which sort of sums up the notion of change.

“If you don’t like how things are, change it! You’re not a tree.” Jim Rohn

Mind management

The idea behind mind management is we can use our minds to help make changes or have more success. If left to their own devices, our conscious and particularly subconscious minds can sabotage our best intentions and efforts.

1. Vision setting.

Get clear about your aspirations, dreams and goals, so you know where you’re going.

What do you want to change, achieve, have more of, improve or do differently from now? This is the vision of your changed life and the milestone goals to get you there.

2. Taking stock.

Step back to your starting point and look at what holds you back from changing what you want to change and being the person you want to be.

These are your limiting beliefs, negative self–talk and inner dialogue.

3. Clearing the ground

Having identified your limiting unhelpful beliefs, it’s time to examine and release these disempowering thoughts. 

4. Empowering positive affirmations

Replace negative self-beliefs with empowering positive thoughts and affirmations, to affirm how you want to be.

5. Visualisation

Imagine or visualise the outcome you want. Whatever you want to change – see it in your mind’s eye as if the changes are in place – and importantly, how you got there.

6. Appreciation

Place yourself in the here and now by appreciating what you have now, on route to your changed self.

Practice appreciation to make it a daily habit, and train yourself to look for more to appreciate – you’ll find it.

7. Mindfulness Meditation

Practice mindfulness to notice being in the present moment on purpose, without judgement or criticism.

Experience the benefits of Mindfulness meditation in return for a simple focus on your breathing for a few minutes every day.

8. Action

This is where mindset meets actions and stuff happens, based on the previous techniques. Take your vision and milestone goals and break them down into actions and trigger actions, so you know what to do, can fight procrastination and build momentum.

9. Accountability

If you want to achieve your goals and boost your success, make yourself accountable because:

“Accountability separates the wishers in life from the action-takers that care enough about their future to account for their daily actions.” ~ John Di Lemme

10. Reflection and celebration

Learn from your experiences and find and take every opportunity to celebrate your successes – however small.

Episode 54 links and resources

Listen to episode 54 to hear more about the 10 techniques with excerpts for previous shows – including some of our favourite bits.


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