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Let's Be Real
41 minutes | Aug 6, 2020
Podcast Episode 40 | Chat is Jonny Pardoe | Self-Esteem, Confidence, and Mindset
Today on let's be real, a friend of mine Jonny Pardoe stops by to chat about Self-Esteem, Confidence, and Mindset. Jonny Pardoe focuses on self-esteem, confidence, and mindset. An author, YouTuber, Podcaster. He is currently writing his latest on Self Esteem and Confidence having previously written books of different genres. Jonny also mentors and speaks in Toastmasters. He has also coached people through life coaching too. Jonny has been following and reading in the personal growth world for a number of years now but through challenges in his own life became very fixed in particular in the areas of self-esteem, confidence, and mindset. He loves working on this alongside his day job in project management. You can find more from Jonny below Website: jonnypardoe.com Instagram: jonny.pardoe Facebook: The Self Esteem and Confidence Mindset Group Amazon: Jonny Pardoe If you wish to contact me you can do so with the following links below. Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/ChrisMcCarthyCoach Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/transformationbreakthrough Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/chrismccarthycoach/ Email: email@example.com Website: www.genesistorevelations.com
14 minutes | Jul 30, 2020
Podcast Episode 39 - Brainwashing
Episode 39 Welcome - “We talk about brainwashing as though it were a bad thing. Everyone is brainwashed. Everyone is indoctrinated. The only question is whether we're indoctrinated with facts or fiction.” - Josh Steimle Gratitude Time - Let’s be real - Brainwashing Have you ever tried to convince someone of something? Or have you ever been convinced of something? Of course, you have. Everyone has. We are constantly bombarded with commercials for products to buy, and exposed to people’s rants, in real life or online, about how we should be voting, and what we should be eating, reading, angry about… The fact is that nowadays “convincing” is a business. The art of persuasion – or “brainwashing” if you prefer – is very profitable, and we are all subjected to it on a daily basis. Before social media, advertisements were on our TV, on billboards, in newspapers. They would appeal to you only if you were part of their target audience. Otherwise, they would just be ignored and forgotten. For instance, you wouldn’t have paid much attention to the following Polly Pocket commercial unless you were a 10-year-old girl or someone who needed to get a gift for a 10-year-old girl. It was 1994, and gender roles were acceptable and fair game. However, we have been #blessed with social media and its personalized advertising tailored just for us – see the terms and conditions from Facebook below. They’re committed to showing us relevant advertising, based on the information we provide, sometimes inadvertently. Our likes, comments, status updates,… are all used to design a perfect strategy of persuasion. But does it really work? The right ad, just for you In a study recently published in PNAS, researchers from Columbia, Stanford, Pennsylvania, and Cambridge, looked into the effectiveness of advertising campaigns within social media. They studied different psychological traits from digital footprints. These are characteristics that we show online through our Facebook profiles, Instagram pictures, tweets, blog posts, or personal websites. Those traces of ourselves can be used to assess our psychological profile, to some extent. In their study, they used Facebook “likes” as a version of digital footprints and focused on two personality traits: extraversion and introversion. Looking into the “likes” of over 25,000 users, they classified those said Facebook users who liked “Parties” or “Slightly Stoopid” as extroverts, and those who liked “Stargate-SG1” or “Computers” as introverts (apparently the researchers believe that stereotypes are a valid starting point for these studies). They designed different versions of a beauty ad aimed at women based on the psychological trait of extraversion versus introversion. Slogans such as “Dance like no one’s watching (but they totally are)” or “Love the spotlight and feel the moment” were designed to attract extroverts, whereas the introvert-targeting ads stated that “Beauty doesn’t have to shout” or “Beauty isn’t always about being on the show”. When the extrovert-targeted beauty ads were shown to the extravert audience, those subjects were more likely to purchase the product than when the introvert-targeted ad was displayed on their Facebook page, in spite of the fact that the product was exactly the same. This online surveillance leading to persuading us to buy more things that we don’t need might seem innocuous when compared to brainwashing and persuasion aimed at political and war gains. Mind control and brainwashing have been long-lasting goals for governments all around the world. Imagine if you could manipulate your enemies’ will with a simple injection. Isn’t that the dream of a government? It may sound like I’m describing some sort of political thriller, but the truth is stranger than fiction.
9 minutes | Jul 23, 2020
Podcast Episode 38 - Affirmations
Episode 38 Welcome - “Belief consists in accepting the affirmations of the soul; unbelief, in denying them.” - Ralph Waldo Emerson Gratitude Time - Let’s be real - Affirmations Using Affirmations Harnessing Positive Thinking "I'm never going to be able to do this job; I'm just not smart enough." "Why does my boss want me to present at the trade show? I'm a terrible public speaker, and I'll just embarrass the company." "I wish I could stick up for myself at work. In every meeting, I let the others walk over my ideas. I'm never going to get ahead." Many of us have negative thoughts like these, sometimes frequently. When we think like this, our confidence, mood, and outlook can become negative, too. You might consider affirmations to be unrealistic "wishful thinking." But try looking at positive affirmations this way: many of us do repetitive exercises to improve our physical health, and affirmations are like exercises for our mind and outlook. These positive mental repetitions can reprogram our thinking patterns so that, over time, we begin to think – and act – differently. Self-affirmation may also help to mitigate the effects of stress. In one study, a short affirmation exercise boosted the problem-solving abilities of "chronically stressed" subjects to the same level as those with low stress. How to Use Positive Affirmations You can use affirmations in any situation where you'd like to see a positive change take place in your life. These might include times when you want to: Raise your confidence before presentations or important meetings. Control negative feelings such as frustration, anger, or impatience. Improve your self-esteem. Finish projects you've started. Improve your productivity. Overcome a bad habit. Affirmations are also useful when setting personal goals. Once you've identified the goals you'd like to achieve, affirmative statements can help you to keep yourself motivated in order to achieve them. How to Write an Affirmation Statement Affirmation statements usually target a specific area, behavior, or belief that you're struggling with. The following points can help you to write the affirmation statement that best fits your needs. Think about the areas of your life that you'd like to change. For instance, do you wish that you had more patience? Or deeper relationships with your friends and colleagues? Or would you like a more productive workday? Write down several areas or behaviors that you'd like to work on. Be sure that they are compatible with your core values and the things that most matter to you, so that you'll feel genuinely motivated to achieve them. Be sure that your affirmation is credible and achievable. Base it on a realistic assessment of the facts. For instance, imagine that you're unhappy with the level of pay that you currently receive. You could use affirmations to raise your confidence to ask for a raise. For example, if you habitually think, "I'm not talented enough to progress in my career," turn this around and write a positive affirmation such as, "I am a skilled and experienced professional." Examples of Affirmations By definition, your affirmation will be personal to you, and specific to what you want to achieve or change, but the following examples may provide some inspiration: I have plenty of creativity for this project. My work will be recognized in a positive way by my boss and colleagues. I can do this! My team respects and values my opinion. I am successful. I am honest in my life, and my work. I like completing tasks and projects on time. I'm grateful for the job I have. I enjoy working with my team. I'm bringing a positive attitude to work every day. I am excellent at what I do. I am generous. I am happy. I will be a leader in my organization.
13 minutes | Jul 16, 2020
Podcast Episode 37 - What is Abundance?
Podcast Episode 37 | What is Abundance? Welcome - “The world is full of abundance and opportunity, but far too many people come to the fountain of life with a sieve instead of a tank car, a teaspoon instead of a steam shovel. They expect little and as a result, they get little.” - Ben Sweetland Gratitude Time - Let’s be real - Abundance Abundance Definition and Meaning Abundance means plenty, or a very large quantity of something. It is the innate tendency of nature and of life to manifest, grow, and become more. It is the tendency of the life force to produce more, and create more of everything. There are always new trees, new plants and more fruits. New things are being constantly invented; new cars are being produced; new houses are being built, and new jobs are created. Scientists say that the Universe is always expanding and growing, and even new stars are being created. This is abundance on a cosmic level. Abundance is everywhere in the Universe, and it can also appear in your personal life, if you let it. People often associate abundance with money. Wealth, and having a lot of money is abundance, but abundance manifests in many other ways, not only as plenty of money and possessions. Abundance definition according to Merriam Webster is: “An ample quantity.” Abundance definition according Cambridge dictionary is: “The situation in which there is more than enough of something.” What Is Abundance, and How Does It Manifest What does being abundant mean? In what areas of life does it manifest? Abundance is many things, and here are a few of them. There is abundance in love. There is abundance of friendships. There is abundance of opportunities. There is abundance of fun. There is abundance of food. It is possible to have abundance of good deeds. It is possible to possess abundance of energy. There is abundance of trees, grass or water. You can create for yourself abundance of time to do what you want. You can also have abundance of spirituality in your life. There is abundance of everything on this planet. You may not have access to this abundance, because you alienate yourself from it and prevent it from manifesting in your life. This word also stands for plenitude, prosperity, bounty, handsomely, lavish and profuse. To attract abundance into your life, you need to feel abundant. You have to develop an “abundance consciousness”. “Abundance consciousness” means, becoming aware of the existence of abundance, of feeling it in your life, and of connecting with it, even if it doesn’t seem to be a part of your life at this moment. This kind of consciousness means, feeling and believing that you are a part of it and it is part of your life. This kind of consciousness-awareness opens your mind to see it around you, and to recognize opportunities. “Abundance consciousness” breaks through the limiting beliefs of your mind and opens your mind to wider opportunities and a wider point of view. Want to plant seeds of success in your mind? Learn to practice affirmations! Affirmations can help you attract money, find love, build positive habits, and more. If you feel that you are not part of the abundance of the Universe, it is because you don’t let yourself think in unlimited ways. You limit your thoughts to the things that exist in your life right now, and not expanding your vision and horizons to greater opportunities. There is abundance in the Universe, and everyone is part of it, no matter where he or she lives, and irrespective of one’s situation and circumstances. To participate in the abundance, you need to open your mind to it, feel it, and expect it. One of the ways to open your mind abundance and attract it into your life is through visualization. What you imagine and believe you ultimately achieve. Another way that can help you manifest abundance in your life is through the repetitions of affirmations. These positive statements can open the gate to prosperity. Q and A reflection time
50 minutes | Jul 9, 2020
Podcast Episode 36 | Guest Derek Welsh | Mentors, Motivation, and Lifestyle
Podcast Episode 36 | Guest Derek Welsh | Mentors, Motivation, and Lifestyle Today friend of mine Derek Welsh stops by to chat about Mentors, Motivation, and Lifestyle. We go over what Mentors have done for us and for our lifestyles, how Mentors have motivated us to be better versions of ourselves, and some other things related to this. Derek Welsh and I share some stories of past struggles and victories to show you some insight into our lives and how these tips and techniques have helped us. Derek Welsh is a Life and Wellness coach, Cardiovascular Technician, and content created on Instagram. This is a long one but a good one Enjoy Links and Contact info for Derek Welsh if you are looking for coaching/mentoring: Instagram - @welshmyhealth (https://www.instagram.com/welshmyhealth/) Email - firstname.lastname@example.org
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