Mon, 21 September 2015
In this episode, we're going to look at this one critical component to authentic life-changes which will last. It's the reason we stop bad behavior or take up healthy behavior.
Dig into this episode and discover what it takes to make life better for you or those you love.
This episode comes out of my own desire to see others in my family set aside negative harmful behaviors and finally move forward in a positive direction in order to live the wonderful life I know they're capable of having.
Not only will you learn the key ingredient required, you'll also learn about the critical components which go into it.
You'll also learn how to balance the critical components in a way which will assure your success.
Mon, 7 September 2015
When we're emotionally, spiritually, and psychologically naked, we're forced to be honest and real with ourselves. When this happens, we can't hide behind something we may normally use to cover them up.
Four Ways to Cover Up
Oftentimes we employ various strategies or justifications for keeping ourselves "covered-up" so we don't have to deal with the truth of our nakedness. I've diluted these down to 4 general areas:
Each one of these is focused on the external which is outside of control. That makes it really easy to ignore the issue and continue on as we have previously. But, this leaves us short of our best.
We can only improve ourselves when we're honest about what needs to be improved and we can only be honest when we strip ourselves of everything we're using to cover up. We must get naked to know what's really going on.
Finding Our Real Support Team
When we're naked and honest about ourselves we find out who our real partners are in life. We discover who's going to be there to help us move forward. This doesn't mean we rely on others to take us there, but instead, use their support to help us move there on our own.
Don't Fall Into Complacency
One big stumbling point we can fall into when we're honest about ourselves is complacency. By that I mean, we are honest about our flaws, but we're not challenged to deal with them. We must find that balance between being honest and being complacent.
Getting naked and honest about ourselves isn't about championing our flaws either. Be careful you're not saying "well, that's who I am. Love it or leave it." That will not lead to improvement either.
I hope this episode helps you get honest and naked with yourself so you can humble yourself enough to seek the assistance you need to overcome the areas that need help. There is no real gain is projecting a false success.
Listen to this episode and give me your feedback on how you've not been honest in the past and what you're going to do to change the situation.
Sun, 30 August 2015
I remember back when I was just about 10 or 11 years old, seeing a book on my mom's bookcase, in her sewing room, call "Your Erroneous Zones." It was by a guy named Wayne Dyer. I didn't know anything about him or the book. My mom said it was about the power of thinking positive. That seems VERY interesting to me, even at that age.
Even though I dug into many book on the power of the human mind and how our thoughts shaped our world, I didn't really ever read much of Dr. Dyer's work.
In 2006, the host on our radio program gave each member of the show a copy of Dr. Wayne Dyer's book The Power of Intention. It was so far outside of my world-view it took me several months to really read it. But, when I did, WOW! This book lit me up like a 3000 watt light bulb. I couldn't get enough of it.
Today, I've read at least 7 or 8 of Dr. Dyer's books and he's be influential in shaping my views of the world and the one to come which Dr. Dyer himself is now inhabiting.
In this episode I explore some wonderful quotes from Dr. Dyer and explore my view of them and how they've affected how I live my life. I also give you some ways in which you can use them to find peace, joy and purpose in your daily life.
Here are the quotes:
If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.
How people treat you is their karma; how you react is yours.
When you judge another, you do not define them, you define yourself.
You cannot always control what goes on outside. But you can always control what goes on inside.
What comes out of you when you are squeezed is what is inside of you.
Our lives are a sum total of the choices we have made.
I hope each of these quotes will not only inspire you but literally change you.
Mon, 24 August 2015
Here's what I cover in this episode:
This is probably the most asked question of me. "How do I figure out my life purpose?"
I dig VERY deep into this topic and explore WHY we all feel a need to know this. Basically, it's about feeling valuable, feeling as though our life has meaning and isn't just wasted energy. We all want to know it somehow matters.
No More Struggle
I don't want you to struggle any longer with this, so I've broken it down; letting you know what your ultimate life purpose is, as well as what your purpose is this year and even today.
Sounds impossible, I know, but really the answer is quite simple, yet incredibly complex at the same time. So come along on this journey with me and, in about 30 minutes, we'll discover exactly what you're supposed to do right now and for the rest of your life.
What Do You Think?
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Sun, 9 August 2015
Here's what I'm going to cover in this episode:
The Fear of Mediocrity
What it is and how it manifests itself in our life. I'm going to look at perfectionism and how it can stop us from doing what needs to be done to achieve our goals.
We all have a maximum capacity for ourselves. I still believe, as humans we have an unlimited potential, but that don't mean in this moment, you have an unlimited ability. For example, even if you believe it, you can not hold your breath for 30 minutes. That doesn't mean man doesn't have the potential to develop to the point where we can do it, it just means, right now, you're going to go about 2-3 minutes and need to breath. Right?
I share an experiment where I try to hold my breath for as long as possible. I also share another experiment where I hold my breath for one minute, rest for 20 seconds and hold it again for 1 minute. Ultimately, I'm able to hold my breath for a longer period of time when I interject a break just beyond my comfort zone.
John Lee Dumas - Entreprenuer on Fire
You'll hear me get very vulnerable as I talk about why I felt compelled to do a daily podcast when I first started and how that lead to me failing repeatedly. Thankfully that failure has lead to improvement (as it always does).
I look at why John Lee Dumas was able to succeed doing a daily podcast and I wasn't. It's not about John trying harder or me having bigger hurdles, it's about capacity at that time. Listen and you'll understand much better.
It's not about being consistently frequent, it's about being frequently consistent. Just wanting to do more won't get you to do more. You have to have the capacity to do more and I didn't.
Mental Mastery Mondays
In this episode, I share about why I'm changing the show from Mental Mastery Moment to Mental Mastery Mondays. I'm taking this from a daily show to a weekly show and even expanding the length of the show when needed. Most of the time it will still be under 20 minutes.
I'm also going to include guests on my show from time-to-time if they fit. I'm not looking for the typical podcasts guest, but instead, people who are willing to talk about their struggles and how how they overcame them. I want people who will be honest and vulnerable, not just pom-pom carrying cheerleaders.
Call to Action
Review your own performance. Are you stretching beyond your grasp or staying inside of your comfort zone? If you are stretching, are you trying to go too far? Are you finding your effort comes in spurts with periodic collapses? You may be going too far.
Here are some of the resources I mention in this episode:
The 5 Fears Report - Find out what fears are keeping you from finishing what you've started and achieving your goals.
Other Podcasts You'll Enjoy:
How to connect with me:
Twitter - @PDesmondAdams
Email - Desmond@PDesmondAdams.com
Thu, 23 April 2015
Big announcement about what to expect starting with the next episode, number 100. I'm very excited about the return to my original topic schedule for each week.
I'm also looking to pick the brains of others who can share on these same topics. I plan on having one guest for the entire week, still just 10-20 minutes per day, sharing on each topic. I think this is going to be a great addition to the show.
Do you know someone you'd like me to interview (maybe you)? Email me and let me know Desmond@PDesmondAdams.com
Wed, 22 April 2015
In this episode I look at why we might find it tough to be grateful. Some areas to look into:
In this episode I speak about the book "The Five Love Languages." You get a copy on Amazon here: http://amzn.to/1OfDiQ2
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Tue, 21 April 2015
I'm going to cover over:
Why we tend to focus on the things we don't want to happen.
Why we're not really being "realistic" when we focus on negative expectations.
Why the amount of effort we're putting into life can change our expectations
What you should be focusing on in order to stop looking only at the results you don't want.
Mon, 20 April 2015
We're going to talk about worry and how we shouldn't do it. Haha Easy, right? No... But we'll dig into it in this episod.
I'm also going to dig into the brain chemistry associated with worry, how we can change it naturally and even a quick look at how pornography can impact your mental well-being, including worry.
Don't worry! It shouldn't take more than 10 to 15 minutes. It's worth your time.
Sun, 19 April 2015
If you feel exhausted but don't see progress in the areas of life that matter, this episode is for you.
If you find you have very few "raving fans," whether it's in your personal life or your business, you may be suffering from something I'm going to call "Crazy Cat Lady Syndrome."
I'll explain how it all relates and what you can do to change it, in the next 10 minutes.
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