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The Sonya Looney Show

Check out the interview with myself and Sonya Looney.

She asked me to be on her podcast and we had a great interview. She opened the conversation asking why your comfort zone isn’t actually “comfortable.” Often you get set on autopilot because of your own lenses, both unconscious and conscious. Your default “way of being” isn’t always one that allows you to adapt and thrive.

Antifragility is defined as a property of systems that increase in capability to thrive as a result of stressors, shocks, volatility, noise, mistakes, faults, attacks, or failures. It’s more then just resilience, it’s the skill to adapt and thrive, and it’s what leads to self mastery.

Sonya is a World Champion Professional Cyclist. As an athlete and competitor, Sonya had great questions about performance bias, achievement, imposter syndrome, etc… Which lead to a useful discussion about why it’s important to gain self worth outside of your achievements.

If you can separate self worth from what your accomplishments are, you’ll be able to become more confident and less self concerned. Having that crucial skill allows you to enjoy what you’re doing instead of always striving to get to the “next thing.”

Here are some of the other topics we talked about:

  • Why your comfort zone isn’t comfortable
  • Lenses to overcome self-limited beliefs
  • Challenging your bias
  • Questions to ask yourself about identity
  • Why affirmations don’t work
  • Cause/effect of self-fulfilling prophecies work
  • Imposter syndrome, self-worth, and procrastination

If you enjoyed this episode, please check out other episodes of The Sonya Looney Show.

Personal Development Mastery with Agi Keramidas

The great myth that many people fall for, is that we have to be victims to the realities of life.

But good news – We have much more control over our experience than we realize.Our thoughts and beliefs are often the driving factors for how we perceive reality and the events that happen in our lives.

Unfortunately, what we want and what we believe to be true are often at odds.

If you can gain awareness over when your thoughts are altering your meaning, you’ve discovered what might be the most valuable skill there is. It’s a major step towards regaining control in your life.

It can be difficult to discover this. The reason is, our beliefs, what we know to be absolute “truths,” are living outside our conscious mind.

I was asked recently to be a guest on the Personal Development Mastery Podcast.

Agi Keramidas, the host, asked me some really powerful questions and we had a revealing conversation… about how our minds create meaning, why our biggest limits are sometimes invisible, and the steps to shift your meaning making in a profound way.

It was a great conversation and I’m really grateful I got to be on the show. I love what Agi’s mission is. If you’re looking for insight on exactly how to manage your thinking the meanings you’re creating for yourself, please check this out.

Part 1 went live on Tuesday, and Part 2 was just released today.

If you find this podcast valuable, please support Agi by liking and subscribing to future episodes. He’s got a ton of interesting guests and puts out really relevant conversations.

Intelligence for Your Life Podcast with Gib Gerard

I enjoyed being interviewed by Gib Gerard on the Intelligence for Your Life Podcast. We had a deep discussion about the elements of profound transformation.

Listen to the full interview from the Intelligence for Your Life Podcast here.

We also discussed why willpower is important, but isn’t always the solution.

There’s a difference between changing your behavior and changing at the identity level. One change requires willpower and the other may not.

Gib is an awesome interviewer. I really enjoyed speaking with him.

You should like, subscribe, and review this show, if you found our interview valuable. He’s often got other amazing guests on and offers lots of valuable content.

When you get a minute, please check The Intelligence for Your Life Podcast here.

Untapped with Natalie Sisson

Have you identified a part of your life you want to change but you keep putting it off?

Do you know you need to make a fundamental shift in your mind to really transform your life?

I got to share my story and how I went from homeless to the top of my game in business and life by rewiring my brain to overcome limiting beliefs.

I shared how you can do this for yourself in a great interview with Natalie Sisson on her podcast, UNTAPPED where she teaches you how to tap into your potential and get paid to be YOU.

Make sure to tune into the full episode at 👉 NatalieSisson.com/060 👈

Vroom Vroom Veer with Jeff Smith

Hey, I recently got to be a guest on Vroom Vroom Veer Podcast with Jeff Smith and I wanted to share it with you.

The episode just went live. If you want to listen to it, head here.

We had a lot of fun talking about evolving consciousness, shifting identities, and how we got to where we are today.

I loved explaining how my mission in life is to evolve human consciousness and why it’s not as complex as we think it is. It all begins with having a fundamental shift in your thinking.

If you want to know more head here to check it out.

Jeff created Vroom Vroom Veer to highlight “the road less traveled,” and to help show others that there’s more than one path to success. I love the idea of looking for the silver lining in whatever happens.

Please support Jeff and this podcast if his show and mission resonates with you.

Captivate the Room Podcast with Tracy Goodwin

I recently did an interview on Captivate the Room with my friend Tracy, a renowned voice coach. This is the third time I got to be a guest on her podcast and it’s an honor to be back again.

It just went live. If you want to listen to it, head here.

There’s a simple skill we can all exercise to find more beauty and enjoyment in life. It’s the ability to manage our own attention.

Learning to place attention outside of ruminating thoughts and directly in the present moment lets us experience the present moment instead of thinking, “I’m not there yet.”

The better we get at becoming aware of what our thinking is doing, the easier we can flip the switch of being present in the experience of RIGHT NOW.

You can eliminate a massive amount of suffering in your life by learning to embrace “what is,” instead of resisting it.

Joy lives in the present moment, and we have the capability to find it at any time.

This is the true, direct path to happiness.

Thinking, “I’m not there yet,” keeps us from being as happy as we want, because our attention is placed in all that we haven’t done and don’t have.

I hope you can walk away from this interview with tangible tools to help you avoid self sabotage, work addiction, and the myth that you’re “not there yet.”

Tracy and I also discuss the idea that what we think we need vs what we actually need, aren’t the same thing at all.

We can drop the story of “I’m busy” and embrace that idea that we’re here, we’re arrived, and we’re capable of receiving goodness all the time.

Tracy has been coaching the voices of celebrities, entrepreneurs and business leaders around the globe for over 28 years. Her podcast is helping to give others a voice and gain self worth.

It’s an amazing mission.

Listen, like, and subscribe to her podcast if it resonates with you

The Eating Coach Podcast Interview with Harriet Morris

I was so honored that I was asked to be a guest on The Eating Coach Podcast.

Check out the episode I recorded with my friend and coach, Harriet Morris. It just went live.

Harriet is an eating psychology specialist and a body confidence coach. She works to support and empower her clients and help them to become happier and healthier.

In this episode of her podcast, we talked about the power of meditation and mindfulness and how to distinguish between pain and suffering.

We also discussed complacency and acceptance, and the important differences between those two ideas.

She let me share exactly how to stop your suffering in any moment. And I explained why we don’t have to BE present, because we are actually already present in every moment.

In fact, the crucial skill is mastering how to be with “what is.”

Harriet also shared her own experiences with meditation, how it’s helped her and past clients, get through some stuff stuff. We dived into how it can be used as an important tool to get big breakthroughs in your life.

Make sure to check out this episode when you can.

Also, like and subscribe to her podcast if our conversation resonates with you. Harriet’s doing awesome transformational work and I’m super happy to support her in her mission and business.

I’ll leave you with this quote from the episode…

“There’s another level where you just decide to accept how you feel in the moment, and you can do it more easily than you believe.”

I hope that you feel inspired by this interview!

Little Sprigs Podcast Interview with Christina Rochelle

I got the incredible opportunity to talk with my good friend Christina Rochelle on her podcast, Little Sprigs, it just went live.

We discussed how the belief structures we have can be optimized. Why value based boundaries is a powerful parenting tool.

Plus, we did a deep dive on how to manage overwhelming thoughts and become more present parents and happier humans.

And so much more.

I had so much fun recording this with Christina. It is literally one of my favorite episodes ever. Make sure you check out her podcast to find our interview, and subscribe to Christina’s show so you can follow what’s she’s doing.

Some of the many topics we covered:

    • How belief structures are formed
    • Learning to be enlightened through parenting challenges
    • Why control tactics seem important to us in parenting
    • The cultural narrative around what “parent” should be
    • Examining fear vs love, and our drive to be in control
    • Value based boundaries and powerful parenting strategies
    • How our stories get programmed in at an early age
    • Lenses and how they impact our belief structure
    • The difference between experience and judgement
    • How to end unnecessary suffering
    • Learning to find presence and joy in parenting
    • The benefits of the 3G3 gratitude practice

Enjoy!

PK Experience Podcast Interview with Peter King

Life is difficult sometimes. Especially when lots of hard things happen all at once.

Any single one of those challenges has the potential to leave you with “meanings” that could stop you in your tracks. Experiencing a ton at once will definitely hold you back.

If you’re going through that right now, I’m sorry. Trust me, I know what it feels like to have life repeatedly knock you down.

Check out this interview I did with my great friend Peter King on The PK Experience Podcast, it just went live.

He grilled me about the harder details of my past. You know, the stuff I went through before my transformation into a coach. I share how specific events (abuse, addiction, and trauma) left me struggling with massive limits, and how I was finally able to overcome them.

Whether you’ve been through hard stuff or not, I know you can probably relate to feeling limited at times. The main point I was talking with Pete about was that we are all “meaning making machines.”

We are constantly creating meaning about ourselves, others, and the world. And if we see that we do this, we can shift the meaning.

That is POWERFUL.

If we have to deal with a lot of the “tough stuff,” it can hold us back in really serious ways. It may keep us from expressing ourselves and playing big to achieve our goals.

Our ability to heal the past, and end shame, rage, depression, guilt, etc… is a necessary skill to have. Gaining emotional mastery will allow you to breakthrough your unhealthy patterns and become a healthy, whole, solid individual.

Listen to Pete and I discuss the crucial strategies that might just help you transform your life too.

Here’s some other things we went over during the interview:

    • Mastering you attention and focus.
    • Repatterning your subconscious mind.
    • Where the “not enough” feeling comes from.
    • How our limits become the lenses we see the world through.
    • What emotional mastery looks like.
    • The three things you need to change to shift your identity.
    • Why the brain resists change.
    • Understanding the power of imagination.

I hope you enjoy our chat and find it valuable. I had a great time being interviewed and sharing my story. Here’s the link to the interview one more time: The PKE Podcast.

Pete’s an amazing interviewer. You should subscribe to his show, he’s often got amazing guests. (Not sure how I snuck on there.) ;)

You Are a Meaning Making Machine (and How This Could Be Dangerous)

We are literally inventing our own reality with the stories we are telling ourselves.

I’m not talking about anything woo-woo or magical here. I’m simply talking about the thoughts that we have.

Our thoughts, when constantly recycled and replayed in our minds, become the stories we carry.

The more we tell ourselves the same story over and over, the faster it becomes “true” to us and shapes how we feel and behave in the world.

Why is that a bad thing?

Well it may not be. But what happens more often than not is, our stories aren’t helpful to us. So we get caught up in a loop of negative self-talk or anxiety-producing thoughts that keep us TRAPPED… that keep us from feeling the way we want to feel and acting the way we want to act.

I was a guest on The Art of Charm Podcast – (link to full recording) – a while back.

This clip of the interview will help illustrate what I’m talking about:

So the shortcut to living the way we want, feeling the way we want, and acting the way we want is to change the meaning making machine in our head.

But how do we do that?

Well it’s more simple than you probably realize. So simple that I broke it down into three steps:

  • Step 1:  Become Aware of Your Thoughts
  • Step 2: Challenge Your Thoughts
  • Step 3: Replace Your Thoughts

Often times we are run by our mind without even realizing it. If we can become aware of what thoughts we are having and how they are influencing what we believe to be “true,” then we will master the first step.

Next we need to become aware of what stories we tell ourselves, and then challenge the ones that are trapping us. Once we can distinguish what is helping us or what is hurting us then we can move on to step three: Learning how replace the negative thoughts with positives ones.

When we change the way we think, we start to change the way we feel. When we change the way we feel, we begin to behave differently. When we start acting the way we want, people and situations react to us in that way.

Even though that seems like a simple 3-step process, I guarantee that if you can master your mind, the results will be profound.

Give it a try, and you’ll see that it’s NOT too good to be true.

After all, if you have the power to create a better reality, why wouldn’t you?