The way we think has a profound impact on our self-confidence and our success in life. Paul Blackburn and his team at Beyond Success run a great workshop called Resolving The Mindset Riddle that teaches how to deal with our thoughts more powerfully so we can have the confidence and success in life that we really want.
Positive thinking sounds great in theory, but trying to change our thoughts by sheer force of conscious effort rarely works. The key to changing the way you think on a deep and lasting basis is to recognize that most of what goes on in our heads actually happens subconsciously. The conscious part of our brain that we're aware of is relatively small and insignificant compared to our subconscious, which is much more powerful. We don't usually like to admit this, but our subconscious is actually running the show. If you've ever noticed a conflict between what you wanted to do and what you actually ended up doing, it's because your subconscious is in charge.
We're not usually aware of what's going on in our subconscious, but we can get a clue by tapping into our emotions which arise from the subconscious part of our brains. Mastering emotions is key to making lasting positive change to the way you think.
I first learned about the importance of handling emotions and their subconscious impact on our lives from Paul Blackburn of Beyond Success when I heard him speak at a Think And Grow Rich event. Also known as Coach Curly, Paul is a mindset specialist and his message is that you need to learn to feel and express your emotions if you want to be more successful in any area of life. Coach Curly spoke about the importance of emotional healing for living an authentic successful life; something I wouldn't first expect at a conference primarily about making money. After a profoundly cathartic experience answering the question "What is love?" while gazing deeply into another person's eyes, I could see the importance of emotional healing in dealing with my own emotional baggage.
Many of us have experienced traumatic events in the past which have left us emotionally overwhelmed. We've also been taught to suppress emotions that were considered socially unacceptable by the families and society in which we grew up. This leads to emotional problems in our subconscious which manifest as all sorts of negative and self-defeating thoughts at the conscious level.
Dealing with our subconscious blockages involves learning basic emotional mastery, and this is what Paul and his team from Beyond Success teach at their signature event Resolving The Mindset Riddle.
This 3-day workshop teaches you how to handle the three most troubling core emotions that undermine our self-confidence and cause us to self-sabotage:
It turns out that our habitual suppression of unpleasant emotions also causes us to restrict the good stuff. When you learn to express these three unpleasant emotions constructively, you also get to experience more of the most pleasant emotions for free, like:
Another great way to build your confidence and become more successful in life is by setting and achieving goals. Success breeds more success, once again changing your thinking on a deeper level as you get more and more experience of being successful. So in addition to core emotional mastery, at Resolving The Mindset Riddle you'll also learn:
- How to set goals
- The set-and-forget method for working towards your goals without stress
- Using guided visualization to become more successful
- The importance of daily practice of meditation
- Stress management
- How to be more successful in relationships
Beyond Success have a network of life coaches from their life coach training program who can help you set and work towards goals on an ongoing basis. Attending this workshop is a great way to get a taste of the philosophy behind the coaching system these life coaches use, and to link up with a life coach if you think one would be helpful.
If you live outside Australia it's time to plan a holiday down-under including this life-changing weekend. Resolving The Mindset Riddle is run twice a year in most Australian capital cities and some regional centers. To see when it's next on near you visit the website.