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216: Friday Story

Thank God it's Friday

FRIDAY STORY

What is the Friday story? It’s the universal freedom cry of people who trade their time for money each week from Monday to Friday.

The expression TGIF makes people smile and celebrate time away from responsibility and, often, boredom.

But, is the Friday story something to smile about? It can be. And, it can also be a trap that keeps people stuck in unfulfilling work and mediocrity.

This episode explores the TGIF mindset. It aims to raise your awareness about the story you tell yourself that defines your work, your goals, and your dreams.

The TGIF story has three components:

  • The Friday feeling
  • The Friday habit
  • The Friday story

This brief podcast challenges you to be brutally honest when you answer the question, “Do I love the work I do?

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213: Fired Up

fired up

FIRED UP

Today’s episode is an interview with Cody Byrns, a man with a jaw dropping inspiring story about overcoming horrific obstacles and achieving success and happiness.

Cody’s story is a journey from hope, through darkness and pain, to growth and enrichment.

Today, he is an internationally recognized speaker and #1 best selling author of the book, Scar Release: Breaking Free of yesterday’s Troubles.

As you listen, these are some fascinating discoveries you’ll make along the way:

  • The influence of the circus and juggling on Cody’s life
  • The sense of purpose Cody found in ministry school
  • The day Cody’s life went up in flames at age 23 – (the true meaning of fired up)
  • Waking up in a living nightmare three weeks after Cody’s horrific event
  • The powerful test of Cody’s faith
  • The two kinds of scars people must learn to heal
  • How and why Codu learned to own his scars
  • How clown school helped Cody heal
  • The 4 step formula for overcoming any obstacle
  • The somewhat hidden power of forgiveness
  • The important distinction between going through life and growing through life
  • The power and enormous value of creating a life vision

BOOKS IN THIS PODCAST

Scar Release: Breaking Free of Yesterday’s Troubles by Cody Byrns

Get Off Your But by Sean Stephenson  (Cody’s favorite)

Radical Forgiveness by Colin Tipping

CODY’S FAVORITE QUOTE

“The key to success is playing the hand you were dealt like it’s the hand you wanted.” – Kaitlyn Walsh

DISCOVER MORE ABOUT CODY

www.CodyByrns.com/Change

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212: Crazy Stories

crazy stories

CRAZY STORIES

You’re probably familiar with the idea of self talk. Maybe, you’re too familiar with it. You just assume you know what it is, so you take it for granted.

You understand self talk in your head. But, you don’t pay close attention to it in your daily life. Don’t worry. You are not alone.

This episode looks closely at the real power of self talk to enrich your life, or to destroy it. When self talk happens automatically and is not monitored it can create crazy stories.

Crazy stories are vivid narratives that sometimes lead to horrible actions. In this episode, we explore the self talk that triggers  the violent actions of young school shooters.

When a human being loses it, goes ballistic, and explodes into a murderous rampage that ends the lives of many people, we are usually at a loss to explain the killer’s motives and actions.

We distance ourselves from the horror by labelling the person crazy. It makes us feel safe. We are sane, and the killer is crazy. It seems to put us in different worlds that are far apart. That’s just a coping mechanism. A story we create to protect our world and our identity.

Crazy stories in the minds of young school shooters are usually about deep unresolved feelings of insignificance. When people feel insignificant, they view the world as a very lonely, dark, and hostile place. Their self talk creates vivid painful stories that make their distorted view of life seem very real and unchangeable.

When the pain becomes too intense, people sometimes explode into violence to feel powerful, to be seen, heard, talked about, and remembered.

You and I all have some negative self talk that portrays us as smaller and less significant than we really are. It’s important to acknowledge that self talk and transform it.

You will find a powerful resource in this episode for developing a healthy empowering self image. That resource is called, The Ways of the Wizard, twenty life affirming and life transforming declarations that you can use daily to attract more of what you want into your life.

BOOK IN THIS PODCAST

Secrets of the Millionaire Mind by T. Harv Eker

BONUS RESOURCE

Anthony Robbins – 6 Core Human Needs

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210: Zero Limits

getting back to your true self

ZERO LIMITS

This episode takes a deeper dive into the premise of my podcast; it explores the idea that every thought you have, every word you speak, is a story or part of a story.

That means that you are making up reality; you are making up and creating your life. You have the potential to create a life with zero limits. Will you do it?

I found the inspiration for today’s show in the work of Joe Vitale, one of the teachers in the famous movie, “The Secret.” Vitale co-authored, with Dr. Hew Len,  a powerful book called, Zero Limits: The Secret Hawaiian System for Health, Wealth, Peace, and More.

The insights from the book support the idea that we are all storytellers, and that the lives we live, and the world we perceive, are creations of our minds.

You will discover the power behind Joe Vitale’s six zero limit insights:

 

Your mind chatter may strongly resist what you hear in this episode. That’s understandable because the ideas cannot be grasped by your logical mind. You literally must take a leap of faith and go to a place inside yourself beyond thought to experience the power of the six insights.

BOOKS IN THIS PODCAST

Zero Limits: The Secret Hawaiian System for Health, Wealth, Peace, and More by Joe Vitale and Dr. Hew Len

Secrets of the Millionaire Mind by T. Harv Eker

QUOTE IN THIS PODCAST

“No problem can be solved from the same level of consciousness that created it.” – Einstein

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209: Thoughts Are Things

your thoughts create your reality

THOUGHTS ARE THINGS

Today’s episode is truly a game changing, story changing thing. You will learn why and how your thoughts are things; they are thought things.

Thoughts are things is not just an analogy.  It is literal. A thought is as much a thing as a hot burning coal, a shard of glass, or a soft pillow.

And, like things, thoughts affect your physical body.

You’ll be amazed at what science is revealing about the power of your thoughts to create any reality you desire. Enjoy this adventurous exploration into the science history behind our views of the world and ourselves.

Here are just a few of the mind expanding nuggets in this episode of Change Your Story, Change Your Life:

  • 17th Century Beliefs – Our current view of the physical world and reality is based on the outdated thinking of Sir Isaac Newton’s Principia, written in 1687
  • 17th Century Mind – Our predominant view of human consciousness is a hand-me-down from Rene Descartes’ idea that mind and matter are separate entities. They are not.
  • The 1941 Meeting that Changed the Word Forever – Physicists, Neils Bohr and Werner Heisenberg met in Copenhagen between September 15 and 21. Their findings, discussion and revelations laid the foundation for quantum physics.
  • Bohr and Heisenberg gave us irrefutable evidence that atoms (matter) are not solid; they are “tiny clouds of possibility” that exist only as a potential of their future selves.

Matter becomes manifest and real when it is observed. It is our act of OBSERVATION that determines which potential of matter comes into existence as “reality.”

You also learn:

  • Why we so strongly resist change
  • Experiments that prove the power of thought to influence and shape matter
  • The true meaning of intention
  • How you can immediately use intention to create the life you want
  • The strange truth behind superheros

BOOKS IN THIS PODCAST

The Intention Experiment: Using Your Thoughts to Change Your Life and the World by Lynne McTaggart

The Field: The Quest for the Secret Force of the Universe by Lynne McTaggart

The Power of Intention by Dr. Wayne W. Dyer

The Miracle Morning by Hal Elrod

Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill

QUOTE IN THIS PODCAST

“A human being is part of the whole, called by us, ‘universe’; a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings as something separate from the rest – a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness.” – Albert Einstein

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