personal development

150: Identity Switch

multiple personalities

SIX WOMEN IN ONE

Who are you? Do you really know? Are you the same person all the time? Or, do you do an identity switch depending on the circumstances or the people you are with?

Don’t worry. If you answered yes to the identity switch question, that’s a good thing. Unless of course, you’re not aware of it, or you do it to manipulate and fool people. That kind of identity switch is not healthy or ethical.

Meet Madelyn Wilkinson, today’s smart, funny, passionate, compassionate podcast guest. She’s a master of the identity switch. In her case, it means that she is evolving, self-aware, and not afraid of change. In other words, she is always growing and intensely alive.

Madelyn has identified and nurtured six personality traits in herself that have developed into independent characters or personas. Each one shows up when it is most appropriate for her to show up.

This episode is an excellent and unique example of “changing your story.”

You may be thinking that we all act differently in different situations. Most of us do. But Madelyn takes the identity switch a step further. Her different personas have different wardrobes, thoughts, emotions, and actions. That may sound like trickery to you. It isn’t at all. It’s about giving yourself permission to be fully present and authentic in all situations.

Listen to Madelyn’s entertaining, revealing, thought provoking story. Here are a few highlights:

  • Madelyn’s secret for creating magic in her world
  • The persona that delights children and inspires them to grow
  • Who Madelyn is as a secret agent
  • The freedom of switching from childlike innocence to bold sultry confidence
  • The friendly battle between Madelyn’s different personas

MADELYN’S SIX PERSONAS

  1. Maddie
  2. Madelyn
  3. Madelyn Sloane (secretly her favorite)
  4. Sloane
  5. Miss Maddie
  6. Ms. Wilkinson

BOOKS IN THIS PODCAST

Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling

Autobiography of a Yogi by Paramahansa Yogananda

Red Hot and Holy by Sera Beak

Bold: How to Go Big, Create Wealth and Impact the World by Peter H. Diamandis and Steven Kotler

The Magician’s Way by William Whitecloudfeminism

MADELYN’S FAVORITE QUOTES

“You are in the best position for the experiences you need, and you will not be kept there a moment longer than is your ultimate good. Live, grow, unfold, living your life the best you can, and be kind.” – Somebody

“Some days I am more wolf than woman, and I’m still learning how to stop apologizing for my wild.” – Nikita Gill

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148: Mental Strength

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MENTAL CASE

Mike Veny has creativity, empathy, humor, and mental strength. He helps people find hope and meaning. That’s what he does and who he is today.

Mike had to fight to become who he is. He had to dramatically change the story that the world was writing for him. The world labelled him mentally ill at an early age.

Mike’s battle against and victory over a soul destroying self image have given him the power to enrich other people’s lives and help them discover their own mental strength.

This interview with Mike Veny, one of America’s leading mental health speakers, offers you a treasure chest of self empowerment and transformation.

Here are some of the gems you’ll discover as Mike’s shares moments and insights of his personal growth journey:

  • How a mental breakdown was the beginning of a major breakthrough
  • The why and what of the big stigma around mental health challenges
  • What’s behind the stigma cycle
  • How to protect yourself against the law of the tribe
  • How to become a mental wellness superhero
  • The power of intention to connect with others
  • Why mentors and personal development are vital to your wellbeing
  • Why reading should never be optional
  • How drumming can empower you
  • How to stop suffering in silence
  • And, yes, much, much more…

BOOKS IN THIS PODCAST

Transforming Stigma: How to Become a Mental Wellness Superhero by Mike Veny

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey (Mike’s favorite book)

Bold: How to Go Big, Create Wealth and Impact the World by Peter H. Diamandis and Steven Kotler

The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference by Malcolm Gladwell

The 15 Invaluable Laws of Growth: Live Then and Reach Your Potential by John C. Maxwell

MIKE’S FAVORITE QUOTE

“The quality of a person’s life is in direct proportion to their commitment to excellence, regardless of their chosen field of endeavor.” – Vince Lombardi

CONTACT MIKE

www.MIkeVeny.com

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127: Connection Effect

FINDING HUMAN CONNECTION

The Internet has connected the entire planet. So why is human connection at an all time low in this age of digital connectivity?

Today’s guest discovered an answer and a solution to the problem. He did it through his own painful experiences. He is a millennial named Gordie Bufton.

Gordie shares his discoveries in his two books, The Connection Effect: An Entrepreneurs’s Playbook to Unlocking the Present Moment, and Eluding Reality: A Memoir About Drugs, Psych Wards, and Recovery.

This episode is for people who have lost direction and are ready to put their lives back on track toward happiness and success. It is also for highly successful entrepreneurs who want more success without compromising their quality of life.

These are few of the things you will learn from my conversation with Gordie:

  • How the technology that serves you is also robbing your sense of human connection
  • The power you gain when you need guidance and you reach out for help
  • Why environment is stronger than willpower
  • How to simplify your life and dramatically increase your focus
  • The meaning of Silent Sunday and how it can reboot and renew you
  • How to conquer information overwhelm
  • Your life resume vs.your work resume
  • How to be a master of technology instead of its slave

BOOKS IN THIS POCAST

The Connection Effect: An Entrepreneurs’s Playbook to Unlocking the Present Moment by Gordie Bufton

Eluding Reality: A Memoir About Drugs, Psych Wards, and Recovery by Gordie Bufton

The Slight Edge: Secret to a Successful Life by Jeff Olson – Gordie’s favorite book

The ONE Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results by Gary Keller and Jay Papasan

The Seven Secrets to Living in Harmony: A Guide to Freeing YOU to Create YOUR Life by Gregory Reece Smith

GORDIE’S FAVORITE QUOTE

“Be the change you want to be in the world.” – Ghandi

CONTACT GORDIE

www.GordieBufton.com

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