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How to Achieve What Seems Impossible

How to Achieve What Seems Impossible

How to Achieve What Seems Impossible

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There are people who strive to achieve what other may consider impossible. This might be with reference to their personal lives or their professional lives. Nevertheless, they want to achieve something that they have never done before. Furthermore, they thrive at the idea of achieving what others may have never been able to do.

It is daunting to think about doing something that seems to be impossible when no one else has done it yet. However, in the latest episode of Rant and Grow with guest Kimberly Wiefling, you’ll discover how to make achieving the impossible relatively easy.

Control the Narrative

Lots of people believe that they are not in control of what happens in their own life. They are always influenced by a boss, a co-worker, their family, or their financial commitments and get the feeling that they are living their life for someone else.

“You are always in control of your life.”

What you need to remember is that there might be some things that are outside of your control, such as some traits and limitations that you may have been born with, but there are other things that you completely control.

For example, you are always in complete control of your actions.

You must constantly ask yourself if you are taking steps towards achieving your dreams. If you are doing so, you are on the right track to achieve truly impossible things relatively easy.

There’s a whole bunch of things that are outside of your control. There’s the body you were born with. There’s the intelligence that you have access to. There’s your life history, your family history. 

If you focus on the things you can’t control, you are screwed. Always ask yourself: What do I control? What am I contributing to this? There’s always some way.

Face It Head On

Make a list of the things that are stopping you from getting you to your desired destination. When you list down your biggest hurdles, you will discover that most of those things are not even existent in real life. 

When you start to go about solving them, you will discover that most of the hurdles that you thought were impossible to get through are in fact, just made up in your mind.

“Most of the things stopping us from achieving our dreams have nothing to do with things like gravity, it’s all made up in our head. It’s narratives we sell to ourselves.”

Jump In

Imagination is one of the most powerful tools available to humankind. To achieve the impossible, you must make sure that you are able to envision your goal vividly and lucidly.

When you are able to do that, you will feel all your senses and emotions get fired up, making you feel exactly how you would feel when you finally achieve the impossible.

Hence, when you give yourself the liberty and permission to dream and imagine the things that you would like to achieve, your mind becomes ready for it even though the task might seem impossible in the beginning.

Some people also aid that imagination with positive self-talk or positive affirmations that make them more confident about themselves and their abilities.

“Positive self-talk has been shown to boost confidence in ways that are incomprehensible.”

Positive self-talk is a tool used by professionals around the world to achieve the impossible every single day.

You jump into the future. You create a clear image. You imagine in high definition. You ask yourself: What exactly would it look like? What would it taste like, smell like and sound like at my end goal?

You need to hallucinate your future, but you don’t do this alone. Barbara Sher said many years ago, isolation is the dream killer. Work with people who believe in you. Find a coach, a mentor, a support group. 

“Create your tribe of believers who want to imagine and manifest the impossible with you.”

In conclusion, when you want to achieve things that seem impossible in the beginning, just follow the simple steps in this blog and ensure that you change your mindset first, from thinking things are impossible to believing in “I am Possible”.

Listening to this week’s Rant and Grow podcast with Kimberly Wiefling, will help you sharpen the skills needed to achieve what you may think impossible today.

Kimberly is the founder of Wiefling Consulting a Silicon Valley-based global consultancy. A physicist by education, Kimberly enables managers to become leaders and groups of people to become a true team.

Her book, Scrappy Project Management, has gotten her invited to speak to audiences globally. She works globally with valued colleagues at Silicon Valley Alliances.

In this episode of Rant & Grow we talk about how to have extraordinary breakthroughs in leadership and business success. Just click on the play button to listen to the podcast right here.

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The Science of Dreams and How to Interpret Them

The Science of Dreams and How to Interpret Them

The Science of Dreams and How to Interpret Them

A lot of people are curious about dreams and their origin. Most dreams are usually absurd, and open to various interpretation. While many scientists say that dreams occur in correspondence with the last thought that went through our minds when we fell asleep, many others think that it is a game of our subconscious mind.

The interpretation of dreams has become very vague and ambiguous. In a recent Rant & Grow podcast I explored the science of understanding and interpreting dreams with Tyrone Brown, a dream, and mindfulness coach with a background in yoga, meditation, energy healing, and Shamanism.

The Significance of Dreams

Tyrone Brown relates his journey through which he found out the kind of significance that dreams hold. He was 14 years of age when he started interpreting dreams. Before that, he thought of them to be coincidences or weird stories that your mind played on you while you were asleep.

These stories, at that time, held no significance and were discarded. However, when Tyrone started analysing how his dreams affected his thinking and how they emerged, he found how the interpretation of those dreams could help him in life.

He started figuring out the gaps in his life and began finding solutions that helped him fill them. Tyrone Brown says: “I realized that there’s so much more to [dreams], and I realized that from an early age, I was getting guidance. That’s the guidance that I’ve followed through my life which has helped my life in many ways.”

Why Dreams are Evasive

Dreams are highly transient, and the memory of the dreams we have soon fade away after we wake up. Even when we have a clear memory of the dream in our heads when we wake up, most people find it very hard to describe them as they saw then. Hence, most dreams are lost when we wake up, and we have no memory of them whatsoever.

The reason dreams are so mysterious is that it is tough to remember them. Tyrone Brown suggests that a sure-fire way of remembering your dreams is to start journaling them as soon as you wake up.

Making a dedicated dream journal will give your subconscious mind a trigger that will help you remember your dream for a longer time. Once people start maintaining and using dream journals regularly, they can interpret the meaning of their dreams faster and better.

Dreams Represent your Predominant Thoughts

Do you often feel like you have the same dream repeatedly? When you notice your dreams every day, do you notice a pattern in which you experience them? Is there a central theme to the sort of dreams that you, see?

Tyrone Brown says that when people start noticing that they have a theme to their dreams, those themes are related to thoughts that run through the person’s mind all day long. 

When a person thinks about something repeatedly, and that thought shows up in the person’s dreams, that is something that the subconscious is deeply engaged with. This theme might be a problem, things that make you anxious, or the things you must take care of.

Reversing Dreams

Once you identify this theme, you can use dreams like a meditative state to go in and out of them to work on the things holding you back in your life. 

The intention is, you can go back into your dream through visualization and do work in your dream with a newfound awareness, and that can resolve an issue in your waking life because. At that point, you’re in the subconscious. 

Dreams are untapped resources for healing and transformational tools that we all have access to every night.

“Dreams are like a cheat sheet towards finding insights and inspiration around things that you want to create in your life.”

Interpreting Dreams

Interpreting dreams can be simple, but there is a bit of a learning curve because it’s a self-empowered approach to Interpretation. versus looking up the meaning of them online or in a book.

It is essential to have inner inquiry rather than looking outside for answers. Because once you develop that, you start trusting your ability to understand dreams yourself. 

It empowers you with a tool for life to interpret custom messages that you are receiving. It also strengthens your intuition and your confidence which carries over into your day-to-day life.

Dreams that occur to you are usually indicative of some turmoil that you are facing in your life. When the body enters the deep sleep stage, the subconscious becomes active. 

It is here that your subconscious takes over the mind and shows you visuals of the things or thoughts that are deeply embedded in it. When this happens, patterns start to emerge, usually indicating that something on those lines has made a lasting impact on your subconscious.

The interpretation of those dreams is highly subjective and open to a lot of reflection, but with some practice you can begin to make translating dreams scientific and predictable.

Listening to this week’s Rant and Grow podcast with Tyron Brown, will open your eyes on how the science of dreams and how to interpret them.

Tyrone Brown is a dream-time and mindfulness coach, and the creator of “The Activated Dreamer Masterclass”. His background is in energy medicine, mindfulness, yoga, meditation, and shamanism. 

He teaches students around the world to use their dreams as a transformational tool to step into their true potential. In this episode we explore the science behind dreams and how to interpret them.

Just click on the play button to listen to the podcast right here.

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How to Use Brain Rewiring to Overcome Blockages

How to Use Brain Rewiring to Overcome Blockages

How to Use Brain Rewiring to Overcome Blockages

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Experts have yet to discover the limits of the brain’s abilities. Some believe we may never fully grasp them all. But the data does support the existence of one of its most significant processes: brain-rewiring. It can help your brain relearn, by repairing old pathways or creating new ones.

On the recent Rant and Grow podcast, I had a seasoned climber and experienced business mentor who is also a certified brain rewiring coach- none other than Chelsea Murn. We talked about how you can use brain rewiring to overcome blocks and obstacles in your life and business.

What Is Brain Rewiring?

Neuroplasticity is the significant, scary technical term for brain rewiring. It simply refers to how a human brain can understand the need to restructure and adapt to changing times. 

In simpler terms, it essentially merely means how the brain can continue developing and evolving throughout the multiple phases of a person’s life. It is used to treat traumas, depression and other problems that stem from low self-esteem, and self-worth.

“Brain rewiring helps us get down to the core of our limiting beliefs, so the things we learn about ourselves from a young age that don’t serve us as adults, can be changed.”

What Is the Process of Brain Rewiring?

The first step to brain rewiring is identifying what is going on in an individual’s mind about themselves that needs to change to boost confidence. Usually, it stems from people not feeling worthy. 

After you pinpoint precisely which story is negative and acts as a trigger, you can work on changing this narrative into something affirming. You can identify working patterns and try various tools to look at yourself in a different light.

“This is what I want my story to look like; these are the patterns, habits, the limiting beliefs that I’m going to start to change because they’re not serving me anymore.” ~ You

Methods of Brain Rewiring to Overcome Challenges

In the words of Chelsea Murn, brain rewiring can be done in various ways, some of which have been briefly described here, along with a few activities that people can practice daily.

Visualization

Aspiration is one of the most basic human tendencies. Being motivated to achieve something in the future keeps us striving hard and gives us a sense of purpose and direction. 

Along with Chelsea Murn, various experts have suggested that when a person practices visualizing future events that they want to live, it helps them cope with negative experiences of the past. 

For entrepreneurs, especially, it is seen how they can better achieve their goals when they lock it in place for their future and make the vision a reality. This activity instills confidence and clarity in the mind.

“Until you make the unconscious conscious, it will direct your life, and you will call it fate.” ~ Carl Jung

Shadow Work

While the famous Car Jung saying teaches us that we must always focus on the brighter side of human personalities, we must also accept that everyone has certain insecurities and experiences that they do not showcase to others. It becomes their dark shadow. 

The fundamental basis of shadow work is acknowledging that the shadow exists, rather than saying life is all cherries.

We are taking aspects of ourselves that we have deemed unacceptable, unworthy… and we hide them into a ‘shadow’… Where you start your shadow work is to look at the things that trigger you.

Life is a constant contrast of the good and the bad, and they are both equally important. Identifying triggers such as anger, depression, dependence etc., is the first step to shadow work. 

Confronting these shadows head-on, to work them out can be uncomfortable but worth it. Journaling, therapy, meditation and other forms of introspection are necessary. It results in better relationships with others and inner-self, peace of mind, increase in confidence and prevention of self-deprecation.

Commitment to Physical Well-Being

Physical health and mental health are intricately woven together. Apart from looking fit and having stronger muscles, physical activity is scientifically proven to have massive positive impacts on the brain. 

It can lead to the release of many happy hormones like serotonin. It is beneficial to cognitive abilities, logical reasoning and memory, and the ability to create stronger social bonds with people. Working out gets directly connected with neuroplasticity since it increases blood flow and cell growth while eliminating depression. 

You must exercise, at your pace, at least four days a week to keep your entire body healthy.

Let the Creative Juices Flow!

Creating any form of art — sketching, musical instruments, journaling and scrapbooking- or anything else that expresses your emotions and personal experiences is always recommended. 

You then have a better understanding of yourself, and it’s a big step towards introspection that is essential for brain rewiring. Such artistic ventures highlight avenues in your personality that you can explore and grow. 

Scientific research also shows how art can help in strengthening cognitive and social abilities that may be completely unrelated.

“Your feelings are valid; everything that you want will happen for you. Don’t let anybody make you small or make you second guess what you want.”

The bottom line remains that brains can be recovered from negativity if given space and time. You can overcome these blocks better by learning from the past and proactively healing traumas. You must recognize how you feel and what are the things that make you feel that way.

Listening to this week’s Rant and Grow podcast with Chelsea Murn, will open your eyes on how to leverage brain rewiring techniques to propel yourself forward in life and business.

Chelsea Murn is a climbing coach, brain rewiring certified coach and business mentor for those wanting major change in their lives. She uses tools like brain rewiring to help her clients grow their businesses, improve their lives, create more time, location, and financial freedom. When not climbing she can be found hosting her podcast Lady Beta.

In this episode we explore how to overcome blockages in business by using brain rewiring techniques. Just click on the play button to listen to the podcast right here.

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How to Become a Lifelong Learner

How to Become a Lifelong Learner

How to Become a Lifelong Learner

We humans are always learning. Ever since our brains develop enough, every single experience teaches us something new. Today, in this complicated world where everything is changing all the time, learning from your own life experiences might become a little redundant.

To become lifelong learners, you don’t have to be a genius. You simply must be open to learn and grow and be willing to be proactive about your growth.

A simple shift in just living your life, to treating it like a business venture whereas you are seeking to extract maximum value from the efforts, will make all the difference in the world.

“Shift from just living your life, to treating it like a venture you expect to extract maximum value from.”

Seek a Return on Your Investment

When most people pay to go to school or attend college or even read a book, they must pay a certain price to attain that information. When they do so, they are not buying information. They are making an investment.

This distinction is very crucial because it determines the mindset which people have towards learning. When you are making an investment by taking information from a source, you must always seek to get a return on that investment.

This can be done by seeking to apply the information that you have gotten in real life situations that arise every single day. If you continue to do that, eventually you will be getting a return on the investment of your life.

Just like Reginald Ryder says in the Rant and Grow podcast: “One of the first things I would say is that you must understand that you’re not a consumer of your education, you’re actually a client of your education”

Turn Information into Long Term Knowledge

When you read something just for the sake of reading it or if you complete your homework just for the sake of completing it, you are missing out on a good opportunity.

When information enters your memory, in the short term the information can be potentially useful to you. If you do not convert the information into knowledge that you can use in the future, it is an opportunity for learning you may have lost for life.

Hence, the goal of knowledge and the goal of becoming a lifelong learner should start with cultivating the habit of converting everything important from short term information to long term knowledge.

“When we take information and commit to converting it into knowledge, we shift it from short term useful data, into long term valuable wisdom.”

Have a Daily Routine

For students who want to become lifelong learners, it is very important to stay in a routine. Putting your body and mind through a certain kind of discipline is important to focus on the truly important things out there.

It is not about making things uncomfortable for yourself. That would be detrimental to progress. Rather, it is about making it a habit to stay in the best form of your life, throughout your life. This can only be done once you make it a habit to stay disciplined and keep yourself in the routine that makes you most efficient and productive.

“Mastering your calendar and time, allows you to develop routines that enable you to retain more knowledge and improve your learning.”

These are some of the things that you can do to become a lifelong learner according to Reginald Ryder who was my guest on the Rant and Grow podcast.

When you can put yourself in a routine that makes you most effective and efficient, you can convert the information you take in the short term and commit it to long term knowledge.

This helps you get a sizable return on the investment that you are making in your ongoing education and puts you on the right track to become a lifelong learner.

Listening to this week’s Rant and Grow podcast with Reginal Ryder, will open your eyes on how to shift from gather information for the moment, to gaining knowledge for life.

Reginald Ryder is a career higher education professional, a college professor, and an author. In June 2020, Ryder wrote the book called Passing the Baton, A Guide and Memoir of College Success. He works with students as they transition from high school to 2-year and 4-year colleges and universities.

In this episode we explore how to become a learner for life and why it’s important to keep growing. Just click on the play button to listen to the podcast right here.

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How to Let Purpose and Passion Find You

How to Let Purpose and Passion Find You

How to Let Purpose and Passion Find You

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A lot of people get confused with the concepts of living your passion versus your purpose. There are those who substitute their purpose for their passion and over time, this misconception messes with their lives and their careers.

We all want to live passionately and with purpose, but it is not something we pursue, it is something that finds us instead.

This is very well illustrated in the recent episode of the Rant and Grow podcast with Lauren Krasnodembski.

Most people get through their lives doing the usual: focusing on work, on work-life balance, having kids, taking care of them, paying the bills, running the family, making a home, building wealth, planning for retirement, etc.

While doing that, many often feel a sense of unfulfillment and exhaustion from their life, like something could or should have been better. 

After some time, that realization becomes uncomfortable to live with and at some point, people start questioning what their passion is and what it is that they want to be doing with the rest of their lives.

Develop Self-Awareness

There are so many people who are not aware of their purpose in life and don’t really know what they want to do. This is mostly because they are not aware of the kind of people, they themselves are. 

Knowing yourself is the first thing that can bring you a lot closer to your passions and eventually, your purpose in life.

“I discovered that I didn’t know myself as well as I thought I knew myself…” says Lauren on her episode of the Rant & Grow podcast. Being self-aware and really diving into what feels good to you at any given moment is the key to finding what your passion is.

Self-awareness is the key to becoming the best version of yourself. It is how you discover what you are made of and for.

Become an Observer

To activate truly knowing yourself, you must become an observer of who you are. You must reflect upon your life and figure out what gets you anxious, what makes you happy, what makes you want to jump out of your skin and what calms you at night.

By noticing everything that you do and everything that makes you feel differently, you can come closer to what truly makes you fulfilled in life daily. This is important because if your passions only make you happy some of the time, they are not really your passions.

Start with the basics and turn inward. In this inward self-discovery process, you start to observe who you are, and what makes you tick. One of the best ways to do this, is to people watch yourself. Journal your behaviours, as if you were investigating someone else’s life. Be a student of your own life.

Remove the Roadblocks

There are a lot of roadblocks inside most people’s minds that stop them from achieving their true state of happiness in life. For most people, it is the fear of judgement from the community that they are a part of.

What stops them from following their passions is a simple fear that other people might not approve of their choices, wants or desires. That’s completely natural. However, to really be happy and discover what you want to do in terms of your passions, you must free yourself of all roadblocks like these.

When you have a job, you may be fulfilling your purpose without knowing it. Despite your full-time job, if you make time for things that you really enjoy during the day, you can truly be happy. 

Also, if your job enables you to pursue the things that really give you a sense of fulfilment, then it becomes strategic in fulfilling your purpose. The job itself does not need to align with your passions or purpose. It can be a means to enabling you.

“When you’re passionate about something, you are vibrationally operating at a higher level than if you were doing something you don’t really care about or that you think you should be doing, or you’re trying to please somebody else.”

This is how you can let purpose and passion find you. Become a student of what makes you vibrate at a higher frequency and in that self-awareness, replicate what you learn proactively. Think of it as step into what already vibrates well for you and repeating it.

Listening to this week’s Rant and Grow podcast with Lauren Krasnodembski. It will make you want to look within yourself and find out what makes you happy and leave you feeling calm and satisfied.

In my recent Rant & Grow podcast, I have Lauren Krasnodembski as a guest. Lauren is the creator of the Mind Muscle Motivator, and the author of Reclaim Your Power, which is a personal memoir that takes you through a self-discovery journey demonstrating how you can allow your passion to discover YOU!

In this episode we explore why you should not pursue purpose or passion, and instead let both find you. Just click on the play button to listen to the podcast right here.

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