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47 minutes | Jul 16, 2020
UYG 018 : 6 Steps to Turn Desires into Gold
Summary: What if I were to tell you that thoughts are things that can literally, when properly utilized, transform into gold? In this episode, Benjamin shares the story of Napoleon Hill and his famous book, Think and Grow Rich, along with the 6 Steps to turn Desires into Gold. “No one was created to be mediocre.” – Benjamin Boekweg Think and Grow Rich – https://www.amazon.com/Think-Grow-Rich-Publication-Foundation/dp/1937879488/ref=sr_1_1_sspa?crid=HGIDSADK9KJD&dchild=1&keywords=think+and+grow+rich+napoleon+hill&qid=1594958158&s=books&sprefix=think+a%2Cstripbooks%2C216&sr=1-1-spons&psc=1&spLa=ZW5jcnlwdGVkUXVhbGlmaWVyPUEyTUhJVDZEVVBTVEwzJmVuY3J5cHRlZElkPUEwNDc2MjIwNjZXR1cyQTlJWk45JmVuY3J5cHRlZEFkSWQ9QTAzMzc0NTgyWVlCTkk5M1NXOTVMJndpZGdldE5hbWU9c3BfYXRmJmFjdGlvbj1jbGlja1JlZGlyZWN0JmRvTm90TG9nQ2xpY2s9dHJ1ZQ== Questions: email@example.com In this episode: The definition of ImpossibleNapoleon HillBurning DesireSuccess conscious vs failure consciousOur Greatest weaknessOur second greatest weakness6 Steps1-Exact Amount2-What to exchange for it3-Definite date4-Definite plan5-Write the statement6-Read aloud twice each dayStory of BlairAuto-sugestionPoem of thought The post UYG 018 : 6 Steps to Turn Desires into Gold appeared first on Heralds of Life.
43 minutes | Jun 26, 2020
UYG 017 : Capturing Unrealized Dreams
Summary: Have you ever had a dream that you didn’t take action on? Have you ever wondered what it takes to move forward in taking action? In this episode, Benjamin dissects one the great American story of Sylvester Stallone and his rags-to-riches story. “No one was created to be mediocre.” – Benjamin Boekweg Sylvester Stallone – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PJvPD2u3YBI Rocky Balboa – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mk82j1jQw_8 Questions: firstname.lastname@example.org In this episode: Unrealized dreamsWho is Sylvester StalloneRags to richesThe story of the Rocky scriptKeep talking, you might hit a nerveOur fear of rejectionBehind every relationship there is a resourceWhat to do when you are told “No”Run out of NO’sKeep Moving Forward “Around here, however, we don’t look backwards for very long. We keep moving forward, opening up new doors and doing new things, because we’re curious… and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.” – Walt Disney The post UYG 017 : Capturing Unrealized Dreams appeared first on Heralds of Life.
47 minutes | May 31, 2020
UYG 016 : How to Doubt your Doubts
Summary: Do you have great ideas but never feel qualified to do it? In this episode, Benjamin explains why we have a tendency to discount our own abilities and doubt our qualification to achieve our great ideas, while drawing upon the wisdom of John Maxwell, John D. Rockefeller, Robert Collier, Jim Rohn, Zig Ziglar, Michael Jordan, George S. Patton, Winston Churchill, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Henry Ford, and Ed Cole. “No one was created to be mediocre.” – Benjamin Boekweg Questions: email@example.com In this episode: So you have a great ideaThe great “over-protective parent” with our headWhy we doubt ourselvesThe purpose of self-sabotageThe child analogy: how we see qualificationYour cake is not baked yet!The body vs spirit struggleExampleThe downward thought spiralOur internal “search engine”The desire for growthIf you don’t know where to start, get more informationHow to easily build confidence and motivationWhat success and failure actually areThe great lie of our subconsciousHow to doubt your doubts1- Begin with the mindset: “I’m building a better me.”2- Fail until you succeed3- Always keep learning “What great potential do you have that you are discounting because someone else is better at it or further along than you are?” – Benjamin Boekweg The post UYG 016 : How to Doubt your Doubts appeared first on Heralds of Life.
39 minutes | May 23, 2020
UYG 015 : What Else Could be True
Summary: I got a call from the doctor…now I get to practice what I preach! Benjamin recounts how an evening with alarming news started down the road of pessimism and resentment, and just what he did to take control of his thoughts and emotions. Questions: firstname.lastname@example.org In this episode: A Surprise call from the DoctorThe story my brain made upPast issues and emotions that came upThe design that defaults negativeThe battle of body vs spiritFinding the opportunity in problemsHow the brain pioratized memoriesThe “interrupt” questionHow to change the emotion surrounding a memoryWhy some people are always negative or always positiveWhat silver lining I discoveredThe positive in the problemWhat else could I change as a result?How to find the positive1- Ask yourslef “What else could be true?”2- Find the “silver lining”3- Attach new, positive emotions “What else could be true?” – Ann Washburn The post UYG 015 : What Else Could be True appeared first on Heralds of Life.
38 minutes | May 12, 2020
UYG 014 : The Problem isn’t the Problem
Summary: The problem isn’t the problem. We all think problems are a sign that something is wrong with us or with what we are trying to do. The answer is actually quite surprising. Benjamin dives into our perspective on what a problem really is and why some people get paralyzed by problems while others seem to thrive despite having them. Questions: email@example.comSteve Jobs speech – https://youtu.be/UF8uR6Z6KLc In this episode: I discovered a problemWhat we all think a problem isOur perception of successful people and problemsThe staircase of lifeWhat problems really are forSteve JobsThe Law of the HighwayReason’s to look back1- Gratitude for how far you come2- Service – help others get where you areReason’s to look forward1- See your end destination (your goal, where you want to be)2- Notice where you are currently, so that the steps in between become clear “The problem is not the problem; thinking the problem is the problem is the problem.” – Kirk Duncan The post UYG 014 : The Problem isn’t the Problem appeared first on Heralds of Life.
51 minutes | May 5, 2020
UYG 013 : Is there an Equation for Success
Summary: Is there an actual equation for success? Can you simply say this plus this plus this equals success? Benjamin tackles this question while drawing on the wisdom of several successful people and what they attribute their success to, including Arnold Schwarzenegger. Questions: firstname.lastname@example.orgArnold Schwarzenegger – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7TEc_qyKQ0c In this episode: What is a success equationWhat we all knowWhat we are all taughtThe value of RelationshipsDefinition of SuccessEvidence from famous quotesSuccess vs Wealthy4 Pieces to the equation1- Hard Work2- Education and Skills3- People Skills4- MindsetWhat Arnold Schwarzenegger owes to successPositive vs Negative mindset “The idea of a self-made man is a myth” – Arnold Schwarzenegger The post UYG 013 : Is there an Equation for Success appeared first on Heralds of Life.
49 minutes | Apr 27, 2020
UYG 012 : What every Successful Person has in Common
Summary: If I were to tell you that there is something every successfull person has in common, would you want to know what it is? In this episode Benjamin dives into the fundamentals of an AM and PM routine along with the 7 benefits and 3 cautions associated. Questions: email@example.com In this episode: What every successful person has in commonMorning and evening routinesOur dual-natureThe body’s direction vs the spirit’s directionBeing stuckSomething to build on7 Benefits of a Routine1- Accomplishment Energy2- Builds your Character3- Star off the day taking action4- Builds a pattern of follow-through5- Inspires self-mastery6- Builds trust and integrity with yourself7- The passion you have for life raises to a whole new levelWhy get up early?Simple vs advanced routinesIt’s not set in stoneSome examples3 Cautions1- Don’t include things that require another person2- Do not put chores on your routines (unless you have a passion for them)3- Make sure you put things on your routine that are a joy for you “You’re going to be the person that sets out to do something and it’s already a foregone conclusion that you’re going to achieve it.” – Benjamin Boekweg The post UYG 012 : What every Successful Person has in Common appeared first on Heralds of Life.
50 minutes | Apr 13, 2020
UYG 011 : How to Believe
Summary: How do you beleive in yourself? How do you believe in what you can do? In this episode, Benjamin draws on the wisdom of others to answer this question and goes beyond. Questions: firstname.lastname@example.org In this episode: BeliefImaginationMake-BelieveOur Creative AbilityArnold Schwarzenegger quoteThe way our brain comprehendsWhat was once only imaginedSteps1- Write your Personal Story2- Watch for negative narratives and add the positive to your story3- Read it often! “If I can’t believe much, how can I expect to achieve much?” – Benjamin Boekweg The post UYG 011 : How to Believe appeared first on Heralds of Life.
48 minutes | Mar 19, 2020
UYG 010 : How to Stay Calm
Summary: How do we stay calm? With all the panic going on with the COVID-19 outbreak, and the social distancing, and store shelves being raided bare, how does one handle the torrential rainfall of emotion involved? Benjamin dives right in, in this episode. Questions: email@example.com Coronavirus COVID-19 in the US: https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/ In this episode: Coronavirus panicHow do we stay calm?Managing emotionsEmotions vs logicPrefrontal cortex and the Limbic brainRevealing emotionLet-Go Techniques 1- Write and burn 2- Walk and talk 3- Vocal Expression 4- Deep BreathingPsychology behind destroying pages of negative journalingUpgrading our story of eventsWe are very good at making up storiesThis too shall passWhy breath control worksSteps 1- Identify the emotion 2- Calm yourself down 3- Upgrade your story and read it aloud “Managing emotions is how we stay calm.” “This too shall pass” The post UYG 010 : How to Stay Calm appeared first on Heralds of Life.
51 minutes | Mar 13, 2020
UYG 009 : Unblocking Emotion
Summary: How do you get emotionally connected to your goals and dreams? Follow Benjamin as he describes his recent journey to find and remove the emotional blockage that was preventing him from making emotional connections. Questions: firstname.lastname@example.org In this episode: Creating storiesThe emotional impact of storiesStorytellingWhen during sleep your brain draws meaning from storiesWhy we are drawn to storiesThe power of storytellingCreating your own positive story 1- Tell the positive that you wish would happen 2- Your blunders make you relatable 3- What you think are your weaknesses are often your strengthsWhy people love an underdog storyThe role of emotions in storiesBenjamin’s GoalBenjamin’s wallSteps 1- Ask what is blocking emotion from flowing 2- Ask your mind what events caused this block 3- Find the first and the worst events 4- Use Let-Go techniques to release those emotions The post UYG 009 : Unblocking Emotion appeared first on Heralds of Life.
51 minutes | Mar 5, 2020
UYG 008 : Change and Transition
Summary: How do you handle change and transition? How can you get over a major or minor change in your life. Benjamin dives into the psychology of what we hold on to, why we hold onto it, and what steps you can take to successfully move through any change in your life. Questions: email@example.com Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 Turn Turn Turn by The Byrds – https://youtu.be/W4ga_M5Zdn4 In this episode: SeasonsThe Rams of what we do and donnot seeCyclesMany things have cycles 1- Earth 2- Solar System 3- Clocks 4- Day and night 5- Gardening 6- Raising children 7- Life and death 8- Dating and MarriageFlow cycles 1- Blood 2- Oxygen 3- Sleep and the brain 4- Sleep cyclesBiblical example of life’s seasonsWhat we see vs what we donnot seeBeing the “Curator” or our life’s eventsAdding value to your pastThe need to SEE what is nextThe stories we makeSteps 1- Thank your past and list what you have learned 2- Create a new story about the change 3- Get more sleep “You are the curator – you have the power to add value to your past.” — Benjamin Boekweg The post UYG 008 : Change and Transition appeared first on Heralds of Life.
46 minutes | Mar 2, 2020
UYG 007 : How to Let Go of Negative Emotion
Summary: How does one control their emotions? How is it possible to do that? In this episode, Benjamin goes into detail on the necessity of being responsible with how we unload our negative emotions and provides 6 cool ideas to unload in a healthy and responsible manner. Let-Go Technique – Rock Throw – https://www.facebook.com/benjamin.boekweg/videos/10156033002171841/ In this episode: The trouble with emotionsYour Emotion CupEmotional eruption 1- Explosion 2- ImplosionResponsible emotion dumpingThe word: techniqueLet-Go techniques 1- Walk and Talk 2- Write and Burn 3- Named Rock Throw 4- Breaking glass/ceramic 5- Singing 6- SleepThe consequences of irresponsible emotional dumpingWhat we are taught about cryingWhat we are doing to our childrenCrying is healingSleep deprivation and emotions “I was never told what TO do, only what NOT to do.” — Benjamin Boekweg The post UYG 007 : How to Let Go of Negative Emotion appeared first on Heralds of Life.
47 minutes | Feb 24, 2020
UYG 006 : What Stops us from Setting Goals
Homeless desire to help – https://youtu.be/xZhzE60s9e8 In this episode: The Desire to Become MoreS.M.A.R.T. Specific Measurable Actionable Realistic Time-boundWhy we chicken-out on setting GoalsAction StepsSelf Sabotage and AvoidanceCommon Pitfalls 1- Perpetual Preparation 2- Steps are too big 3- Burn-outThe “Garage” ExampleDO 1- Ask your self if this is an Action step or Distraction step? 2- Pick a “Bullseye” Action Step 3- Make Action Steps small enough that you look forward to doing them 4- Schedule Recovery TimeDO NOT 1- Choose an entire project as an action step 2- Focus only on preparation 3- Neglect Empowerment and Release Techniques “Tomorrow always bleeds into Forever.” — Benjamin Boekweg “Rational thoughts and emotions are like oil and water.” — Benjamin Boekweg The post UYG 006 : What Stops us from Setting Goals appeared first on Heralds of Life.
50 minutes | Feb 18, 2020
UYG 005 : Vision Boards
Summary: What is a Vision Board, how do you make one, and why do I need it? Benjamin Boekweg explains in detail what a vision board is and why it helps the brain focus, what the complication are, and what can stop you. Arnold Schwartzenegger – https://youtu.be/h0ABOGyELN0 Dale Carnegie – How to Win Friends and Influence People – https://www.amazon.com/How-Win-Friends-Influence-People/dp/0671027034 Up – Squirl! – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SSUXXzN26zg In this episode: Reg Park error correctionVision Board basicsWhat will stop youSymptoms of lack of vision 1- Indecisive 2- Minds wander 3- All or nothing thinking 4- DifficultiesThe Mind functions at a 3-year-old levelThe need for a systemThe New Year’s phenomenonWhy a visual representation?Building a Vision Board 1- Get a frame 2- Put a picture on it with a description of your goal 3- Spend at least 2-3 minutes daily looking at it and imagining itDO NOT 1- Neglect Vision Board 2- Put too many pictures/goals on your Vision Board 3- Just give your Vision Board a quick glanceDO 1- Study about your goal – immerse yourself 2- Put the picture with the description 3- Spend 2-3 minutes daily (minimum) looking at/imagining your goal/picture “My brain is still doing the same things that my three-year-old daughter does!” — Benjamin Boekweg The post UYG 005 : Vision Boards appeared first on Heralds of Life.
45 minutes | Feb 5, 2020
UYG 004 : Why Self Improvement is hard to keep going
Summary: Why is it so hard to create a good habit? What has science discovered to help us in understanding how to create the good habits and break the bad ones? Join your host Benjamin Boekweg as he explains the how the subconscious mind creates and uses habits. Arnold Schwartzenegger – https://youtu.be/lR_9uj5maUs In this episode: Arnold Schwarzenegger storyThe NaysayersScientific discoveries in the subconsciousReticular Activating System3 Major jobs of your Filter 1- Regulates wakefulness 2- Protect internal programing 3- Filters informationHow to get new programing past your filterYour filter’s criteria 1- Frequency 2- Intensity 3- Emotion “What is perceived to be your greatest hindrance, is actually your greatest asset.” — Benjamin Boekweg The post UYG 004 : Why Self Improvement is hard to keep going appeared first on Heralds of Life.
45 minutes | Jan 31, 2020
UYG 003 : What is Visualization?
Summary: So what is Visualization? From great achievers comes the prospect of visualizing or imagining what you want and having that become a reality. From Arnold Schwarzenegger to Jim Carry, to Kirk Duncan, to Will Smith, and the list goes on – all have talked about having a vision of a goal that motivates you. Benjamin explores this vast ocean of thought and tackles the big question, “If it’s so powerful, why isn’t everyone doing it already?” In this episode: Nucleus of a cellArnold Schwarzenegger StoryI said “Ray Park”, but it’s “Reg Park” who influenced ArnoldDefinition of VisualizationExamples of VisualizationPeople who visualizeReason’s we don’t visualize Get something to represent what you wantPut where you will see it dailyImagine and pretendWork towards getting it The post UYG 003 : What is Visualization? appeared first on Heralds of Life.
50 minutes | Jan 31, 2020
UYG 002 : Declarations: “I tried that and it didn’t work”
Summary: Welcome to the the first episode of Unlock Your Genius, where personal development is made simple and understandable. Benjamin Boekweg is a Presenter, Mentor, Author and Host of this Podcast who will take you on a journey of discovery about your remarkable mind; how your brain works and how you can better work your mind to improve your life. The Karate Kid – Learning all along – https://youtu.be/Bg21M2zwG9QCars 3 – I am Speed – https://youtu.be/tkBBKPD77D4Muhammad Ali – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yNOftSgVUnYNeuroplasticity – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JismoWKknZ4 In this episode: Definition of declarationsWhat will stop youPro-tips to make declarations more effective Make it funUse EnthusiasmIf it feels fake – good! Your subconscious is listening to you “…or was I just assuming I was doing as instructed?”–Benjamin Boekweg The post UYG 002 : Declarations: “I tried that and it didn’t work” appeared first on Heralds of Life.
47 minutes | Jan 30, 2020
UYG 001 : Why Some People Get Ahead
Summary: Welcome to the the first episode of Unlock Your Genius, where personal development is made simple and understandable. Benjamin Boekweg is a Presenter, Mentor, Author and Host of this Podcast who will take you on a journey of discovery about your remarkable mind; how your brain works and how you can better work your mind to improve your life. Links: Cars 3 – Cruz wants to be a racer- https://youtu.be/XupzUwEwFKk Muhammad Ali – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yNOftSgVUnY Neuroplasticity – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JismoWKknZ4 In this episode: Why some people succeedMindset differencesExamples in people and filmTechniques:DeclarationsVisualization The post UYG 001 : Why Some People Get Ahead appeared first on Heralds of Life.
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