“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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
- Changeability: Manage your mind – Change your life – The book
- Brilliant Living HQ Facebook page
- Changeability Facebook group
- Episode 53 – 6 reasons to celebrate success
- Episode 3 – The Library in Your Brain
- Episode 10 – The Power of Goals
- Episode 13 – Discover Your Limiting thoughts and Beliefs
- Episode 15 – Letting Go of Limiting Thoughts and Beliefs
- Episode 17 – The What Why and How of Positive Affirmations
- Episode 28 – Mental Rehearsal
- Episode 34 – Is Gratitude the Best Attitude
- Episode 43 – What is Mindfulness and Why You Need It
- Episode 44 – Manage your Mind with Mindfulness Meditation
- Episode 49 – Time for Action
- Episode 50 – Be accountable
- Brilliant Living Shop