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The Power of Story

Looking at today’s news headlines, there appears to be a lot of uncertainty and anxiety in our world.

In many ways it seems like we are more divided than ever.

How did it get this way?

It relates to the concept of “story.”

Whether we are conscious of it or not, many of us are running a story called, “We are separate”.

Are you running this story?

Check out this 2 minute clip to find out…

If you want to hear the full talk click here.

Where do you find yourself running the story of, “I’m separate”.

What would happen if you started looking for the ways you are connected instead?

I think it would alter our reality and change the world we live in.

What if you looked at the person walking past you on the street and searched for commonalities instead of automatically list your differences? What would that feel like for you? What do you think it might feel like for them?

What if you sought out ways to connect with people instead of distance yourself? How would that change your life?

If we all put more of our attention on connection I think there would be less war, less political tension, more unified causes, healthier relationships, etc.

The power of changing our “story” is really the key to changing our reality.

Rob Scott – Talks at Google

I want to share something amazing with you. I recently took a cross country trip to do something I’ve never done before.

I was invited to give a “Talk at Google,” which is kind of like a Ted Talk but, you know, at Google. So, I had the chance to present “my material” to an audience of Google employees – right inside their main office.

What’s it like being right in the heart of Google? Amazing, actually. There’s video conferencing screens on virtually every wall. The vibe is incredibly cerebral, everyone deep in thought and focused on their work, obviously doing cool stuff. Food pods seem to be every 30 yards or so, and they have workout space that has to rival NFL pro teams. I was blown away.

Here’s the video to check out my talk (please jump over to Youtube, like it, and comment when you check it out):

There’s no question that Google is at the forefront of the movement for a more connected planet. They’re driving massive changes right now in how human beings interact with one another in the outside world.

So I was incredibly excited to talk with them about how we make internal change happen.

If you’ve been following my stuff at all, you know I’m a huge advocate for finding fulfillment and mastering our inner game while making external changes. Why? Because our potential for success is ultimately limited by our beliefs and our internal view of the world.

Our ability to impact and improve the world around us is hugely impacted by our control over our own mental state. The less freedom you have over the choices you make, the less good you’ll be able to do for others.

Here’s the promise I made to the people at Google:

“You all want to make a difference… This time should make a difference. So let’s open to the possibility that this talk could profoundly change you.”

Listen, I know you’re busy just like all those Googlers. So I’ll make the same promise to you…

Set your intention for change when you carve out the space to watch this. Get rid of all your distractions just for an hour or so. Bring your full awareness to this, and get ready to begin your journey toward a deeply fulfilling and productive life.

Please let me know how it goes for you in the comments. And if you want to know more about “Identity Shifting,” check out what’s going on over here: http://identityshifting.com.

PS – OK, I can’t not share this. I met a lot of cool people at Google, but one of the coolest had to be Chade-Meng Tan. He’s Google’s “Jolly Good Fellow” (yes, that’s his actual job title) and just got nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize! I definitely recommend you check him out. Just Google him ;)

Meng and Rob at Google

Meng and Rob at Google

6 Tips To Become Naturally Thin

Being “naturally thin” or “thinking thin” sounds like something out of another outrageous diet book or passing fad. But expert Marna Thall is tells us that you can lose weight without dieting. For more than 14 years, Marna has been studying and applying the laws and behaviors of the naturally thin to help people transform their lives and achieve the bodies they want and a life of balance and abundance.

Marna is an expert in the area developing a naturally thin life. Her story of rising from an overweight teenager in middle school to a naturally thin adult inspires thousands of people around the globe. Marna has authored several products, including “Naturally Thin Secrets” and the best selling challenge called “The 30-Day Blaster Challenge.”

Many overweight people would consider themselves “Naturally Fat,” so why can’t it be the other way around? And what sorts of behaviors and mindsets do the “Naturally Thin” use to stay that way? In the teleseminart I did with Marna she explains tons of counterintuitive tips and strategies to become naturally thin.

Here are 6 of the ‘Nuggets’ Marna has developed and techniques she uses to stay Naturally Thin (be sure to listen to the entire audio below for tons more information):

Honor your body and really check your eating habits. Eat because your body wants to eat and not eating based on emotions. Listen to your body and how your feeling. Be aware of the impact that food is having on your body.

Eating is like going to the bathroom. Going to the bathroom is purely physical, you don’t go to the bathroom when you do not need to. Same with eating, eat when you are hungry and not when you crave eating. You don’t crave going to the bathroom, you either do it naturally or you don’t.

When you are hungry, grab a piece of paper and write down what you need. Begin free writing and you will begin to address your emotions. Why are you feeling this need and what can you do to remedy this need without eating just because.

Deal with emotional things on an emotional level and deal with physical things on a physical level.

If you love going out to eat…Great! But add more to the food than just the eating. Think about what you will wear at dinner that night and how you will feel socializing with others. Bring other pieces into the picture and take the food out of focus.

Use a clock or a timer. When you are drawn to food and feeling hungry set a timer for 30 minutes. Do something you love to do for that half an hour (take a bath, read, socialize, shop). If after that 30 minute activity you still want to eat then you have now given yourself permission to do so….Don’t Say No, but take time to feel and connect with your hunger.

This interview was just tons of fun and I know you’ll get a lot out of what Marna has to say. Check it out here:

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To learn more about Marna check out her website by clicking here. To get her free gift on how to beat emotional eating visit her sign up page by clicking here.

The 4 C’s Of Career Success

In this talk I interview Bud Bilanich who is known as The Common Sense Guy. He is a career success coach, motivational speaker, author and blogger. He specifically works with people in the corporate world, although his advise will literally work for anyone.

Bud’s information is powerful and straightforward. We cover “The 4 C’s of Career Success” which are Bud’s insights on achievement and being your best day in and day out.

Clarity, Commitment, Confidence and Competency have guided Bud throughout his successful journey. He is sharing them with you so they can guide you on your personal journey to the career and life success you want and deserve.

Clarity – Clarity of purpose and direction is fundamental to your career and life success. Success begins with a clear picture of how you define it, create a powerful mental image of your success.

Commitment – It’s simple. Success is all up to you, and me, and anyone else who wants it. We all have to commit to taking personal responsibility for our own success. I am the only one who can make me a success. You are the only one who can make you a success. Stuff happens, so choose to respond positively.

Confidence – If you believe in yourself and your success, you are likely find ways to make that belief come true. Surround yourself with positive people.

Competence – There are four key competencies that will help you become a career and life success: You have to be able to create positive personal impact. You have to be become an outstanding performer. You have to be a dynamic communicator – in conversation, writing and presentations. You have to build and maintain strong relationships with the people in your life.

Listen to the interview here:

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To learn more about Bud and get his free Success Tweets gift, please visit his website by clicking here. You can also read Bud’s blog here.

Empty Your Cup

We all have strategies or stories as to how the world works. Many psychologists agree that we don’t really see the world directly, we see it through our filters of reality. A child with an abusive alcoholic father will have very different strategies of trust than someone who grew up in a safe and loving family, as an example.

So our growing up gives us our filters, our opinions, our beliefs. The more we are sure that our opinions and beliefs are the right ones, the more “attached” to our world view we are. This attachment is fine if it works for you. But being full of these opinions and beliefs is what I mean by being “full”. There’s no room for new ideas, new strategies.

As a coach, a lot of what I do is help people take their limiting beliefs, and expose them. Bring the light of consciousness to them so the person can make a choice as to whether they should keep that belief “in their cup” or discard it.

You have no idea how many of us are running around with these kinds of thoughts: “I’m too fat.” “I’m not smart enough.” I’m not pretty enough.” etc. I help people learn to empty their cup and fill it with more appropriate world models. Then they have the skill to empty and refill on their own.

Get Calm, Cool and Productive

I’m creating a new blog called Calm Cool Productive. Go check it out! There are tons of tips and tricks, specifically in the productivity, time management, and general stop procrastinating space. Enjoy!

http://calmcoolproductive.com

Wake Up Productive!

I’m really excited to be a part of the latest launch from Eben Pagan –> Wake Up Productive.

This is BY FAR the highest quality productivity training on the market. Eben promises that it will double your productivity in 90 days, but I promise it will do MUCH more than that. Not to be all “selly” and whatnot, but this will change so much more about you than just your productivity, trust me.

Why I’m so happy about this launch? Eben has asked me to run the coaching arm of this product launch. I’ve put together a program that will really help top executives and people who just want to perform better at well, everything.

There are group coaching options, and some individual spots left. Check it out here –> Wake Up Productive. The program is amazingly affordable (especially without the coaching option).

Check it out at the sales page.

Are Your Goals Set For 2009?

Want to make 2009 an amazing year? I’m doing a goal setting workshop with my close friend Skip Shuda that will have a web business focus, but will be really useful for ANYONE who wants to accomplish huge goals this year.

While I will be talking about small business concepts in the examples, I’ll be helping everyone set great goals of any kind.

Are you often unclear about the most important thing to be working on?

Join my teleseminar January 12, 2009 at 7pm to learn about how you can lay the groundwork for an amazing year.

Check out the video here for more info: Goal Setting Workshop

Setting goals and instilling habits will make your success nearly ‘inevitable.’ Studies show that people who set specific goals accomplish 80% MORE than those who don’t.

Where you focus those goals determines whether you apply that 80% advantage on your MOST PRODUCTIVE avenues. We’ll help you discover the “right areas” for directing your goals in our upcoming Teleseminar for both personal life and new and growing Web businesses.

The first 3 habits from Stephen Covey’s legendary book on “The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People” directly relate to setting proper vision, goals and priorities.

If you want to know the most highly leveraged areas to be working on for your Internet business, then this may be the most important call you’ll ever listen in on…

In my upcoming January 12, 2009 teleseminar, moderator Skip Shuda will interview me as I lead you through the goal-setting process customized personal success and building and growing a Web business.

Sign up now: Set Great Goals Now!

Seriously, this may be the most important thing you do this year.

Learn more now: Make 2009 Amazing!

Be well,

Rob

New website, new verve!

“It’s been a long time, I shouldn’t have left you… Without a strong rhyme to step to…” – Eric B and Rakim.

In that spirit, I’m sorry I didn’t leave a strong rhyme to step to.

Some of you have written asking where I went. My only answer is I’ve been: working on this new website, moving, working with individual clients, doing some public talks, being injured, not having podcast equipment set up, lifting, writing, jiu-jitsu-ing, being injured again, more lifting, lots of laughing, oh, and catching some shut eye.

It’s been a redefining and busy many months.

So a couple of quick updates, and then an intention statement.

First, here finally is the next stage of my website. I’m really happy with it. Thank you to those who worked on it: Web Guru Alex Hillman, Designer Dan Wilt, and the WordPress coders over at Dizzain. The current categories are where I’m starting, but they are subject to change, so let me know if they work for you. And some of the forms on here are still buggy, please bear with me. Oh, and I couldn’t import all the old comments, so we’re starting from scratch on that, sorry.

Second, I am working hard on the next web project. It will be an online coaching product. I’m seeing many applications of the things I talk about in my podcast and am building a comprehensive online course to teach those concepts. I have about as many individual clients as I can have at this point (insert gratitude here), so this is what I’m building for others who can’t work with me directly. Cruise on over to my offerings page and leave an email address if you are interested in hearing more about this project. You won’t be spammed, promise.

OK so the intention statement is this: I’m going to be more active with posting and whatnot. (Or really really try to be.)

I’m taking a different attitude on the posting thing. I used to only do a podcast, and the blog entries were really just descriptions of the shows. My intention wasn’t to tell the world about Rob Scott, but rather, just things I thought interesting to teach. Now I realize that some of you may want to know a little more about me and my interests. So I plan to blog a bit more just about stuff… We’ll see how that goes. (Don’t worry, it will still be related to evolving consciousness and whatnot.)

Also, I’m planning on doing some more videos as well. They should be more interesting than my old talks (let’s hope!). I’ve spent time learning how to do this whole video thing a little better. We’ll see if the learning took.

Anyway, next up is an old interview I found with my friend Kerri Kannan that I meant to post eons ago. Stay tuned, should be out any minute.

And oh yeah, be kind to yourself, and everybody else.

Rob Scott Interviewed on Philly Fitness and Health Podcast

A good friend of mine, Kimberly Garrison interviewed me for the Philly Fitness and Health Podcast last week. The Daily News owns the show and allowed me to post the show here in it’s entirety. This tells a little of my personal story and discusses finding higher function and overcoming obstacles.

Show music: Walk Away by Ben Harper