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What Really Motivates Us?

In this Mastering Mindset hangout, Rob and Jeff discuss how much we’re actually trying to get to “the familiar,” and not just trying to feel more pleasure (which is what everyone usually thinks is our core motivator).

This concept is new, and completely crucial to understand why you do things you really don’t want to do. It’s also going to help incredibly with changing stubborn behaviors, and forming new powerful success habits.

Check it out… pain, pleasure, and the familiar. Boom.


Quick Notes:

1:55 – Pain and Pleasure – What we THINK we’re doing.
2:30 – The subconscious mind and survival.
3:00 – Pain vs. Familiarity
3:40 – How much are you “putting up with” in your own life?
4:07 – Our subconscious mind prefers the familiar.
5:00 – Training the subconscious mind.
5:45 – Familiarity and addictions.
6:15 – What is addiction?
7:50 – Managing your habits.
8:50 – How do you normalize?
10:20 – Shifting your identity.
11:10 – Why is it so hard to habituate new stuff into your life?
16:25 – Safety and growth together.
17:50 – Desire to change and grow is conscious and important.

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  1. Shannon Lagasse says

    As always, love it.

    You know, I never really listen to audios. I’m much more of a reader. And yet I ALWAYS watch your videos and listen to your audios. Guess that says something for how awesome you are! :]

    Would love to hear some ideas of the concepts/authors/etc. that you’ve studied in this field, as I am always looking to learn more and dive deeper into how the mind works, how we think, how the brain is wired, how our subconscious drives us, psychology, and all that jazz.

    Thanks for another great video and your wonderful insights, Rob! You rock! <3

    • Jeff Yancey says


      Thanks so much for the kind words, I too am always amazed at his ability to reference his specific teachings while we are talking. We have talked about adding better links toward any references we discuss, and your comments just re-affirmed this is a good idea. :)

    • Shannon! So great you are getting value… Feeling very special you take the time to check them out. :)


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