Mark Panciera on Hacking the Mind for Success
Undertaker-turned-leadership strategist for Fortune 1000 companies, Mark Panciera is the CEO of The Pacific Institute, a global consultancy organization that delivers bespoke solutions that drive performance. Mark is an accomplished business owner, community leader, and entrepreneur. He draws wisdom from over 20 years of experience in The Pacific Institute to educate leaders on the power of their mindset to ignite their thinking, align their teams, and embrace change. A distinguished speaker and executive, Mark’s professional insights are often sought by different media organizations, such as the ABC, The Wall Street Journal, and CNBC. Mark joins me today to discuss why negative self-beliefs are like blindspots that prevent us from seizing life’s opportunities. He reveals the three dimensions of our thoughts and explains how we can work with them to create more effective self-affirmations. He shares his experience with impostor syndrome and describes how he overcame it. He also discusses the best way to maintain a habit, shares a few daily practices to build self-confidence, and highlights how the most impactful, meaningful changes we can make in the world begins with changing ourselves. “When you hack your mind in a habitualized manner, you add new software to your hardware, creating this neuroplasticity that ensures your affirmations come true.” - Mark Panciera This week on The Model FA Podcast: Mark’s journey from being a director of funeral services to CEO of The Pacific Institute How to change the beliefs we have about ourselves Mark’s struggles with the impostor syndrome The role of affirmation in reframing negative self-talk and creating positive thoughts The three dimensions of thinking and how to cultivate affirmations as a habit My journaling, affirmation, and gratitude habit and how I create triggers to help me be more consistent How maintaining an affirmation habit improved different areas of my life The Reticular Activating System and how it helps us discern value The relationship between the Reticular Activating System and positive self-affirmations Why affirmations are a practice and a few ways to exercise it How to maintain your energy levels when reaching for your goals The horizon beyond the horizon and the importance of being cognizant of the goals you’re setting The power of making your bed every day How to remove bad habits Daily practices that build self-confidence Creating efficacy in our lives and why we need to prioritize taking care of ourselves Resources Mentioned: Breathing Life Into People: The View from an Undertaker’s Chair | Mark Panciera | TEDxYoungCirclePark Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill Medical Medium Celery Juice: The Most Powerful Medicine of Our Time Healing Millions Worldwide by Anthony William Atomic Habits: Tiny Changes, Remarkable Results by James Clear The Five Minute Journal: A Happier You in 5 Minutes a Day Admiral McRaven Addresses the University of Texas at Austin Class of 2014 Our Favorite Quotes: “Changing your beliefs begins with an awareness of something that you might be missing.” - Mark Panciera “All meaningful, lasting change starts within ourselves. We need to start believing in ourselves despite all odds.” - Mark Panciera Connect with Mark Panciera: The Pacific Institute Email: firstname.lastname@example.org The Pacific Institute on LinkedIn The Pacific Institute on Facebook The Pacific Institute on Twitter Mark Panciera on LinkedIn Mark Panciera on Instagram Mark Panciera on Facebook Mark Panciera on Twitter About the Model FA Podcast The Model FA podcast is a show for fiduciary financial advisors. In each episode, our host David DeCelle sits down with industry experts, strategic thinkers, and advisors to explore what it takes to build a successful practice — and have an abundant life in the process. We believe in continuous learning, tactical advice, and strategies that work — no “gotchas” or BS. Join us to hear stories from successful financial advisors, get actionable ideas from experts, and re-discover your drive to build the practice of your dreams. Did you like this conversation? Then leave us a rating and a review in whatever podcast player you use. We would love your feedback, and your ratings help us reach more advisors with ideas for growing their practices, attracting great clients, and achieving a better quality of life. While you are there, feel free to share your ideas about future podcast guests or topics you’d love to see covered. Our Team: President of Model FA, David DeCelle If you like this podcast, you will love our community! Join the Model FA Community on Facebook to connect with like-minded advisors and share the day-to-day challenges and wins of running a growing financial services firm.