100% Awesome Podcast

100% Awesome Podcast

You might not know it, but every result in your life is 100% because of the thoughts you think. This is very good news because it means that changing our thoughts can change everything else. This podcast provides practical ways to gain awareness of your current thoughts and then deliberately choose the ones you want in order to improve every area of your life. The way things are is not the way things have to stay. And that my friends, is 100% awesome. ... Show More

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Most of us think we are supposed to feel good about ourselves.  And we think there’s something wrong with us when we don’t. 

The reality is that our human brains make it so we don’t feel good about ourselves. Their job is to notice our problems.  And we don’t have to fix that. 

In fact by thinking we have to fix it and solve it, we are adding lots of pain and resistance to our lives.  We are making the fact that ou... Read more

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October 30, 2019 33 min

As humans our brains are naturally programmed to avoid discomfort.  This has kept us alive and it has allowed us to make huge advances over the course of human history.

But when it comes to personal development, being willing to experience discomfort can allow us to grow, leave our comfort zone, do things we've never done, and reach impossible goals.  

In this episode of the podcast, I'm talking about optio... Read more

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We often feel like we are just at the effect of our life.  We want to feel better but it seems like the circumstances and situations and people in our life are making that impossible.  And so our human brains spend a lot of time worrying about things outside of our control and trying to fix them or change them, all in an effort to feel good. 

Control feels really important to our brains.  Our brain believes that the more ... Read more

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October 16, 2019 35 min

We all have a plan for our life.  We all have an idea of the way it's supposed to go.

And then nothing goes according to plan.

When we think "this isn't the way it's supposed to be" we resist reality and this adds anger, frustration, and resentment to our challenges.  We end up doubling our pain.

In order to be able to move on and learn and grow from our difficult and challenging experien... Read more

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Other people get to think and feel and act like they want.  They have agency to choose how they are going to live their life.  The trouble is that what other people do or say can cause us suffering.

Or at least, we think it can.

The reality is that no one can make you feel anything—including suffering.  Every feeling you have is created by your thoughts.  No matter what the other people in your life choose to do or... Read more

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October 2, 2019 33 min

When the people in our lives are suffering, we want to fix things.  We want to control their experiences, change their circumstances, and help them find different thoughts and feelings so they can feel better.

However, this is only because we suffer when we see others suffer.  In many ways we want them to feel better so that we can feel better.

As humans, we think we know what's best for others.  We think if we... Read more

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Our brains are programmed to notice problems in order to ensure our survival.  So they are always on the lookout for the ways we don't have enough—sometimes all we can see is our lack and deficiency.

It seems like there is never enough time or money or energy or resources.  We think our lives are less somehow and we know that we will never personally measure up and be "enough."

It turns out that lack an... Read more

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When we learn that our thoughts are creating our feelings and giving us all the results in our lives, we sometimes use this new awareness against ourselves.

While thought work is awesome and powerful and life-changing, there are several things to keep in mind when you do the work to change your thoughts and create what you want in your life: 

1.  Thought work is not there to stop us from having thoughts.

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Every one of us has limiting beliefs—these are thoughts that hold us back from living the life we want to live.  However, in most cases we don't know that they are holding us back or stopping us from proceeding.  

This is because each of us sees our own limiting beliefs as facts, as just "the way things are."  We have had our thoughts for so long, that they just appear to be true.

When we learn to quest... Read more

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An incredible way to think about life and its possibilities is to consider how you love yourself in every "time zone"—past, present, and future.  

We often don't like the discomfort we feel in the present when it's time to work towards our goals or do hard things in order to change and evolve.  But this is the key to creating the future we want.  

It turns out that the better choices we make in the ... Read more

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In this episode of the podcast, I'm talking about why everyone with a human brain needs a life coach.  

Our brains are programmed to notice potential dangers and all the things that are wrong with us, but because we're inside our own heads, these thoughts feel like the truth.  This makes it hard to distinguish the fallacies in our own thinking and decipher the lies that our own brain is selling us in an effort to ... Read more

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August 21, 2019 33 min

What do you think of you?  Feeling unworthy or inadequate is part of being human.  It is the result of living in a human body that is powered a human brain, which is naturally programmed to notice what’s wrong with you.

Just like in a computer that runs on software, the brain's software, running all the time in the background of our lives, is that there’s definitely something wrong with us. This programming makes us q... Read more

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August 14, 2019 35 min

Do you have things you want to accomplish in your life, but despite all your good intentions, day after day, year after year, find yourself unchanged and making no real progress towards your goals?  

In this episode of the podcast I'll show you that this is not because you are undisciplined or weak.  It is because, as humans, we think the way to accomplish things is to focus on what we are DOING, to try to take more a... Read more

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August 7, 2019 28 min

Want to change the world?  

In episode 14 of the podcast I'm talking about what we are each contributing to the world around us—are we creating more love or more hate?  Are we moving the needle towards love in our individual lives, in our communities, and in our world and how do we do that?  

Unconditionally loving all the people around us is not a feeling reserved for saints or the subjugated.  Instead, uncond... Read more

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Everything that happens in our life is a neutral circumstance, meaning it isn’t inherently good or bad.  This gives us the agency and freedom to choose how we will see our lives and the things that happen to us.  Whether we know it or not, we are the ones that give meaning to every circumstance in our life.  When you truly understand this, it will give you the power to see your life in a completely new way.

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Being a parent is incredibly challenging because there is so little you have control over and yet so much you feel responsible for. It feels like you can’t win. But I want you to know that your experience as a parent can be so much better than this—you can feel 100% awesome about the way you love and parent your children.

We're talking about three ideas that will give you peace and relief in your parenting:

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Most of us go through life worried, confused or overwhelmed.  All of these indulgent emotions pretend to be necessary, but they are really only keeping us stuck and preventing us from living our dreams.

What if you never had to be worried, confused or overwhelmed again?

In episode 11, we're talking about how our brain offers these emotions as a way to keep us from taking action.  Worry, confusion and overwhelm ... Read more

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Our primitive brains were designed to keep us safe and expend as little energy as possible.  This is why whenever we decide to set goals or make a change in our life, the brain resists these changes by offering us all kinds of indulgent emotions—emotions that encourage us to stay comfortable, not leave our comfort zone, or make progress towards new goals or behaviors.

One of the most common indulgent emotions is self-doub... Read more

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Every one of us wants to feel better. In order to feel better more of the time, we try to exercise control over the world around us. We try to control the people and the circumstances and all the things outside of us in an effort to feel better.

You might have noticed, this doesn’t work very well.

Often the more we try to control the worse we feel. In this episode I want to offer you some freedom from this need to ... Read more

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Relationships are challenging because our human brains love to be right and notice problems.

In Episode 8 of the podcast we'll explore a new way to find happiness in our closest relationships by:

  • Letting go of our expectations of others
  • Always being responsible for our own feelings and meeting our own needs
  • Recognizing that the only job of the other person is to be there for us to love
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