Clear the Clutter

Want to Train Your Brain?

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A few years ago, I took a training with the AWESOME Dana Wilde called “Train Your Brain“. I have to admit, I thought it was a little crazy.  I wasn’t in a good place – not ready to clear the clutter from my brain and move forward.  I was stuck!

I have come a LONG way baby!  It took work, personal growth lead to the desire to move my business to the next level.  Tired of being paycheck (or commission check) to paycheck, it was time to kick things up a notch.  It was time to stop playing small.  The funny thing is that when I started working on my business, I saw some changes in my personal growth as well.

I listened to a great interview between Desiree Wolfe and Dana Wilde that broke the “train your brain” concept down into very simple terms.  It can be applied to all aspects of your life, so here are the 4 steps to training your brain:

  1. Be aware of ALL of your thoughts particularly the negative ones. Imagine you decide to buy a new car – say a red one.  Maybe you picked that color because it is your favorite or maybe you picked it because you don’t see many red cars.  BAM!  What happens, once you start focusing on red cars, they are everywhere.  The same thing happens with your thoughts.  Yes, it is the Law of Attraction. Focus on the negative, get negative.  Focus on the positive and good things happen.
  2. Decide that you are ready to make a change.  When you are sick and tired of being sick and tired… or when you are tired of being stuck – you will make the conscious decision to change your thinking.  This is HUGE step but a very important one.  
  3. Talk about the current situation – reframing it.  Maybe you aren’t ready to jump from being stuck to being “I am a ROCKSTAR” or “I am AWESOME”, I know that I’m not.  Take baby steps.  Maybe you just need to trust the system that you are using.  Maybe you just have to trust that you will attract the people (or object) that you want.  Instead of saying “I hope that I will XXXX (fill in the blank)” try dropping the limiting belief of “I hope”.  Be certain that you will do XXX (fill in the blank).  
  4. Feel good!  I know you are probably wondering… if I am in a funk or stuck – how am I going to feel good, right?  Ask yourself this question “What’s going right?”.  Maybe you are just having a good hair day.  Maybe you didn’t hit the snooze alarm.  Whatever it is, big or small -CELEBRATE it.  On days I struggle, I write them down in my planner so I can see them.  Set the alarm on your phone to ask you a few times during the day “what’s going right?”.  You will be on your way to training your brain!

The concept of “train your brain” is not all fluff, it is based on scientific evidence that it does work.  If inspirational quotes haven’t kicked you out of the funk, why not give this a try.

Share your thoughts with us.  Have a ThirtyOne-derful day!

Celebrate and Connect

Tap Into Your Power

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WOOHOO, it is Monday!  Hopefully you took advantage of the extra hour of sleep when you set the clocks back.  I always struggle with time change whether it is forward or back.  My body just wants things to be consistent, that is my comfort zone.

Today, we are going to take about POWER!  I have been working with the AMAZING Eryka Peskin for a few months now and wanted to share some tips from her on “tapping into your power”.  We have the power to make choices every day.  We can choose how we act, react, don’t act, think, respond, and so on.  We have choices.

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Everyone has the power to make changes in their life and the world around them. Here are some ways to tap into your personal power to make the changes that you desire:

1. Set a goal and MAKE IT HAPPEN.

One of the most effective ways to build your sense of power is to set a goal…and then achieve it!  You may already have a goal such as losing weight or exercising 3 times a week or find a new job or to make more money in your business.  They are BIG goals.  Set a small and doable goal.  Something tiny so that you can accomplish it and feel the POWER that it brings to you.

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2. Acknowledge yourself for achieving your goal.

This is one place where size doesn’t matter.  Make a list of ALL of the awesome stuff you’ve done in the last week (month, year or your life).  Actually write it down and post it somewhere so that you can reflect on it when struggles come. Now, CELEBRATE yourself and your accomplishments.  Focus on your greatness rather than draining your energy by thinking about all you lack or could have done better.  Feel the power?

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3. Know the things that DISempower you, so you can choose how you react to them.

I have to admit that this simple step has brought the most POWER into my life.  I know the inner gremlins of limiting beliefs, the fears and my inner critic.  Each one has a name since we are on such a personal relationship.  What is your “thing” or “things” that take away your power?  I love that when those things get triggered, I get to decide how I am going to response because that’s where your power of choice is: the power of choice.

As for me, I make the decision daily to not let my fears or limiting beliefs determine why actions for the day. Let me tell you when the day is done, I feel AMAZING!

4. Speak up for what you want..to yourself and to the world.

Speaking your truth is such a beautiful and powerful act.  This can be tough especially if you haven’t squashed those inner gremlins that like to take control.  When you speak up and get your A$K on, is an incredible act of power.  Okay, so they may say “NO” but that is okay.  At least you took control and believe me, it is a powerful feeling when you speak the truth about what you truly want for your life.

I can’t wait to hear how you tap into your power this week.  Hope you have a ThirtyOne-derful day!