This was our second ever live and it was another HIT! This is the calm before the amazing storm that’s about to erupt. Make sure you stay updated on that, but nonetheless, we have a lot to dive into in this podcast. If you haven’t subscribed to our UDEMY course yet, this is basically all of it in a nutshell, as well as a live meditation for you guys to do with us. I hope you enjoy it!
It’s extremely important what type of environment you’re in when meditating. Making sure the temperature is right, the clothing you’re wearing is comfortable, and we even talk about the different scents that you could possibly use. Again, I have the best meditation/mindfulness practices when I go fo ra spa and massage because the lighting, scent, oils, music, everything. Listen to the variety of things you can do, today, to make your environment impeccable for your mindfulness practices!
We’re back with episode III of this course and in today’s segment we will talk about experiences that you will possibly have during meditation. The breathing exercise podcast from yesterday was all about breath work and letting thoughts come and go, but in today’s podcast, it’s essential to understand what you could possibly feel during the process so that you don’t freak out. I had an unbelievable experience about 4-5 years ago when I went into a deep state. Hear the experience in the podcast!
BEYOND excited about this! Mira Butler and I have put together another mindfulness course for you guys! In this course, you’re going to learn about the benefits of mindfulness through yoga and meditation, developing a routine, the different things both her and I experienced, the environment, developing your mantra, a meditation video and a conclusion. This one is going to hit home for a lot of you and everything will be readily available online for you guys on my links down below. So, with that being said, let’s dive into this! Here’s a short introduction of the course and video. First lesson kicks off a day later!
Bri Seeley is a born catalyst and natural truth-teller with a history in counseling, psychology and entrepreneurship. Despite her two degree’s in fashion design, she was unknowingly taken down the path of healing and transforming lives through a series of “accidents,” “coincidences” and divine guidance. She combines personal experience, psychological concepts, hypnotherapy and Universal Laws with over a decade of coaching and counseling expertise to support people in turning their lives of ‘should’ into the lives they’ve always dreamed of. Her specialty is truly helping people accelerate their destiny and become their future selves today. You may have seen her on NBC’s The TODAY Show, Forbes, Thrive Global, Inc. Online, Medium, New Day Northwest, PBS, and Huffington Post.
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In this podcast, we talked about meditation, chakras, hyponosis and depression. It’s amazing how Bri dumped an entire clothing line to pursue what people were telling her to help them with. The breadcrumbs in life are incredible!
Harvesting Happiness & Harvesting Happiness for Heroes (a 501c3 nonprofit corporation) provides positive psychology coaching tools to facilitate greater well-being. This communication is provided for education and inspiration. This communication does not constitute mental health treatment nor is it indicative of a private therapeutic relationship. Individuals desiring help for trauma, addiction and abuse related issues or other psychological concerns should seek out a mental health professional.
“She is a “felicitator”—one who generates and spreads happiness. She accomplishes this through being an applied positive psychology and mindfulness coach, radio show host, author, documentary filmmaker, public speaker, and optimal lifestyle influencer. She’s a champion for greater health, fitness, medical innovation, and well-being.”
Harvesting Happiness Show Notes
Things we discussed:
- What is happiness?
- How do you cultivate happiness.
- What is a mid-life crisis?
- Ways to fight depression.
- Signs of depression.
- The real thing of “busy.”
- What is positive psychology?
- Experiencing trauma.
- Psychology of medicine.
- The power of vulnerability.
- The power of failure.
- What is mindfulness?
- How to practice mindfulness.
- The beginning of the Harvesting Happiness.
- Books that influenced her life
- Encouraging people to practice personal development.
- Mental Health – how to practice lifestyle management.
- Practice Spirituality.
- Advice for people who are listening.
The podcast, which is down below, is for you to listen to the entire show. Please do share this podcast on your social media!
This has been a long time coming, but this absolutely super-charges my morning like no other morning has before!
It all starts with the evening though. If I don’t have a successful evening and sleep after 9:30pm, it’ll throw a curveball at my mornings and I’ll have to take out one of the above, which could be detrimental.
Anywho, let’s get into these pictures.
So, I’ve been a loyal follower of MindValley for the longest and absolutely love Vishen as a speaker. He speaks so much truth and has written excellent books – all while creating a 300 person company that creates courses for people worldwide. This is an amazing humanity + company; and in addition, they have a podcast! The podcasts features some of the best speakers around the world and my absolute favorite, without any doubt, is Lisa Nichols. The Lisa Nichols podcast on MindValley’s podcast is the one where she’s in Cancun giving a guided meditation. This is the first thing I listen to upon waking up because I’m still in the “dream consciousness.” If I can have incredible feelings, especially of Joy in that state, I set my soul on fire!.
Immediately following that, I love doing my guided meditation. At this time, I’m hoping that I’m pretty much wide awake so I don’t fall back to sleep. If I am, I can focus much more on the affirmations and guidance. My favorite one for the mornings is the “Procrastination” one, because after the program is finished, I’m so focused with my morning tasks. The ones I use to go to sleep are often Solfeggio, which is an ancient, 6-tone scale used in the recordings.
After that, I officially wake-up with my energy higher than ever because I’m focused on pure gratitude. I then go to YouTube and put on a specific video whereas a man is stating affirmations over a 15-minute video. I put this on my bose speaker and go into the kitchen to take some immune support, joint-support, and Thermobond (Herbalife) tablets.
I take a pre-workout (depends if I’m working out) and hop into the shower, giving grace to everything in my life. This lasts from about 5:15am – 6am. After that, I can tackle the world.
Gary Vee kind of s***s on the secret, saying that “if you think you’re just going to visualize sitting in a yacht, thing again!” He was talking on The Breakfast Club, a controversial show, and shortly after one of the speakers said, “hey, I actually believe that – but you have to follow it with action.”
See you have physical action and mental action. You can be very active with your mind while your body is inactive. If you believe that visualizing a billion dollars in your lap will make you obtain a billion dollars without inspired action or a burning desire, think again.
There are some men of action. One his a dynamo and one is a balanced wheel.
The man who is a “balanced-wheel” who does nothing but compile facts, figures and statistics is just as much as a man of action as the man who goes upon the platform and sells an idea to a thousand people by the sheer power of his active personality.
A good reference is when a man, who has hated me, called for a meeting and almost my ahead. He sat there showing statistics that were completely covering up the internal problem of the company. He said, “your renewals are going down.” I can sit here and justify why my renewals are going down, but the fact and matter is that one of the “top” academic teachers in the company had a 30% lower mark in renewals than me – yet I was being scrutinized heavily for students “not renewing.”
“The world pays you for what you do and not for what you know.”
This statement could be a bit misconstrued. What the world really pays you for is what you do and what you can make others do.
A man who can make others co-operate and do effective team-work, or inspire others so that the become more active, is no less a man of action than the man who renders effective service in a more direct manner. – Napoleon Hill
The main purpose of this book and what I’m trying to convey is to help you analyze yourself and determine what your native ability. Figuring out your definite chief-aim is the first part.
Let’s now talk about how action can be developed.
First: Form the habit of doing each day the most distasteful tasks first. This procedure will be difficult at first, but after you have formed the habit you will take pride in pitching into the hardest and most undesirable part of your work first.
THE MUNDANE TASKS! Remember I’ve been saying this for almost two years. Completing the most mundane tasks first and free-ing up those attention units are pivotal. Some people like to brush it aside, but get it done, and out of the way first.
Example, if I have to write monotonously boring reports for students, bet your a$$ I’m going to do it almost immediately. The philosophy in terms of putting something on paper for a student rather than explaining it to them face-to-face is quite unsettling.
If someone tells me to do something that I don’t want to do…but that I have to do, I’m going to hurry up and do it.
Another example is preparing for a big project. If my colleagues say: “could you please send this, come in and talk to us about this…blah blah blah” – I’m going to do that immediately.
Second: Place this sign in front of you where you can see it in your daily work, and put a copy in your bedroom, where it will greet you as you retire and when you arise: “Do not tell them what you can do; show them!”
Third: Repeat the following words, aloud, twelve times each night just before you go to sleep: “Tomorrow I will do everything that should be done, when it should be done, and as it should be done. I will perform the most difficult tasks first because this will destroy the habit of procrastination and develop the habit of action in its place.”
Fourth: Carry Out These Instructions with faith in their soundness and with belief that they will develop action, in body and in mind, sufficient to enable you to realize your definite chief-aim.
During his 2013 year, he went on a downward spiral for about three months including:
- Cried while watching Rudy. (lol. Sorry – had to laugh)
- Repeatedly hit snooze for 1 to 3 HOURS past his planned wake time, because he simply didn’t want to face the day.
- Considered giving everything away and moving to Montreal, Seville, or Iceland. Location varies based on what he imagined escaping to.
- Saw a therapist for the first time, as he was convinced that he was doomed to lifelong pessimism.
- Took his daily caffeine intake (read: self-medication) so high that his “resting” pulse was 120+ beats per minute. 8 to 10 cups of coffee per day at minimum.
- Wore the same pair of jeans for a week straight.
We all go through this. Three months is almost the breaking point which someone begins having suicidal thoughts. I had this point for about 1 day just a couple days ago and I tried identifying what was the root – nothing. Thoughts were simply wandering.
In that same time frame of about two months, he changed it all around.
- Increased his passive income 20%+.
- Bought his dream house.
- Meditated twice per day for 20 minutes per session, without fail. That marked the first time he’d been able to meditate consistently.
- Ended up cutting his caffeine intake to next-to-nothing (in the last 4 weeks).
- With the help of his blog readers, raised $100,000+ for charity: water for his birthday.
- Raised $250,000 in 53 minutes for a startup called Shyp.
- Signed one of the most exciting business deals of his last 10 years—his TV show, The Tim Ferriss Experiment.
- Added roughly 20 pounds of muscle.
Realized—once again—that manic-depressive symptoms are just part of entrepreneurship. Came to feel closer to all my immediate family members.
I guess that’s probably what swallowed me just a few days ago. Not having any schedule blog posts, podcast plays being low, YouTube becoming ineffective….during those ensuing hours, I was pulling what little hair I have left around my head OUT and couldn’t even focus during my gym hour.
- Wake up at least 1 hour before you have to be at a computer screen.
- Make a cup of tea (or I take my vitamins after priming) and sit down with a pen/pencil and paper.
- Write down the 3 to 5 things—and no more—that are making you the most anxious or uncomfortable. They’re often things that have been punted from one day’s to-do list to the next, to the next, to the next, and so on. Most important usually equals most uncomfortable, with some chance of rejection or conflict.
- For each item, ask yourself: “If this were the only thing I accomplished today, would I be satisfied with my day?” “Will moving this forward make all the other to-dos unimportant or easier to knock off later?” Put another way: “What, if done, will make all of the rest easier or irrelevant?”
- Look only at the items you’ve answered “yes” to for at least one of these questions.
- Block out at 2 to 3 hours to focus on ONE of them for today. Let the rest of the urgent but less important stuff slide. It will still be there tomorrow.
“It doesn’t take much to seem superhuman and appear “successful” to nearly everyone around you. In fact, you just need one rule: What you do is more important than how you do everything else, and doing something well does not make it important.
If you consistently feel the counterproductive need for volume and doing lots of stuff, put these on a Post-it note:
Being busy is a form of laziness—lazy thinking and indiscriminate action.
Being busy is most often used as a guise for avoiding the few critically important but uncomfortable actions.” – Tim Ferris
This is a powerful exercise to help everyone implement a better positive behavior, habit, or quality. You’ll be amazed how fast this technique can lead to permanent change.
Now, you can do this as a guided meditation, or in a quiet room. Sit with your eyes closed, breathe deeply, ask yourself these questions.
- Show me where I could have been more effective today.
- Show me where I could have been more conscious today.
- Show me where I could have been a better (profession: teacher, coach, sales, etc) today.
- Show me where I could have been more loving today.
- Show me where I could have been more assertive today.
- Show me where I could have been more (charismatic, benevolent, kind, considerate) today.
When you sit in calmness and become receptive, the events that had happened throughout the day will come to mind. Observe them without making any judgement or self-criticism . When the events stop coming to mind, take each incident and replay them in your mind the way you would have preferred to have done it had you been more conscious and intentional at the time. This creates a subconscious image that will help evoke the desired behavior the next time a similar situation occurs.
Try planning your next day schedule going exactly the way you want it, too. This is all part of the last 45 minutes of the day. I visualize the buses being on time when I leave my condo; the minivan being half full so I can get to Bangkok on time; the BTS Sky Train having empty seats; having empty seats.
For others, maybe you’ll visualize having all your errands taking care of, making every sale, all your clients being called by a particular time, picking up the kids on time, preparing everything so that your day goes exactly how you want it to. See yourself performing at your best in every situation you will encounter during the next day. This will give your subconscious all night to work on creating ways to make it all happen just as you have visualised it.
Every thought you think is broadcasted out to the universe. Remember that. So get into the habit now of visualizing your ideal next day the night before. This will surely make a massive difference in your life.