Category: Train Your Brain

How to create a new years resolution
December 11th, 2019 by Corey Teramana

 

A new year can mean a new you.

Sound fun? Totally!

The best way I’ve found to get results is not by making resolutions, but by creating solid habits that promote long-term goal success. (Uhhh, sounds like work) But wait, it’s not all that complicated or challenging. (Mmm, ok, I’m listening…)

 

Corey, give me a few examples while you have my undivided attention

If you want to get better at running your business or to make more money in your business, start the habit of time management or the habit of becoming a student of a mentor.

If you want to become a best selling author, start the habit of writing everyday and get a Coach who has already done what you want.

If you want to be more aware and WOKE, start the habit of meditating throughout the day or go to yoga every Mon, Wed & Fri.

 

What’s this habit stuff you speak of…?

Oh, snap… they’re just things you do on autopilot without needing to give them much thought. For example, like lifting the seat when you pee (Not… 😉

I’ll be the first to tell you that creating the right habits isn’t always easy because we have so many bad habits that have already set up shop in the prime real estate spots in our mind.

So, because creating bad habits is normally easy and creating good ones seems to be a challenge, I’ve put together a short guide on how to build good habits that can change your life for the better.

 

Step 1 to setting your new year’s resolution or goal!

First off, pick a positive habit that would yield the results you’re looking for. Think of habits as actions and thoughts that you gravitate towards by default.

Find those things that are easy and rewarding. Make them simple so you can stick to them when you don’t really feel like doing them. For example: an easy habit is to drive to the gym every morning before work. A complex one is to go to the gym and work out.

The first habit is easier and will lead to the more complex one naturally, so start simple. Also worth mentioning is that most of the time we focus on quitting bad habits or on stopping actions. Instead of quitting junk food, shift your energy towards eating more veggies and drinking more water.

More support on that first one please…

Think about the positives and the things that you can add before you start trimming everything undesirable out of your life.

Here’s the logic!

The more good things you do, the better your mood will be. Soon, you’ll be in a positive place where the negative (bad) things (habits) will no longer fit in or feel as good to do.

 

Here are a few examples of positive habits worth implementing:

Meditating more, journaling, practicing gratitude, driving to the gym (or yoga studio ;), eating more veggies, telling people how much you care for them and even asking for support when you need it (from the right people of course).

A quick story that supports my case

I went out to eat the other night with a friend and instead of having a bacon burger with cheese and fries, I ate a Cobb Salad with avocado, cucumbers and big leafy greens added in it.

Just a little shift that led to more desirable circumstances for me like, a better looking body, better digestion, better sleep, more vibrant skin and actually a cleaner type of energy to burn. Better concentration and much more great stuff…

 

We Do Well With Baby Steps.

Most of us tend to make these HUGE lists that are full of all these new changes that we NEED to make, but end up discouraged or overwhelmed. We also tend to think that we need to achieve them all at once or by next week, but the reality is that things take time and that’s ok.

All the more reason to make sure we choose the right things to change in our lives.

Focusing on one habit at a time will prevent that overloaded feeling that can put us into paralysis and inaction. A word of caution if you’re anything like I am… The more you try and change at the same time, the less you are likely to maintain over the long haul. If you were to ask a habit-guru, they would confirm this! (Habit gurus? I need you now)

 

So boil this down for me…

Any step in the right direction is a win, even if its small.  

When I started meditating, I set an hour-long goal. This was absurd! A first time meditator will rarely have the discipline to complete 5 mins much less an hour.

Here’s the bad part about unrealistic goal setting…! When we set overly audacious and unrealistic goals, we fail. That can lead to us feeling badly about ourselves and associating everything with the negative experience. And what do we do as humans when we feel pain?

Yes, that’s correct, we tend to run away from it.

 

So, what did I do to WIN?

I set my new action goal for meditating to just TWO-MINUTES. Guess what, once I got done with the 2 mins, I went longer just because I was in the swing of it and it felt good.

I ended up doing that 2 mins a day for a whole year and most of the days, I went up to 30 mins! (Holla!)

Another time, I went on an 8 month non-workout… stay inside all day and work on my business quasi-losing streak…

and I wanted to get back in shape. So, instead of jumping back into a ridiculously challenging yoga class or a brutal be sore for 2 weeks weight lifting regimine, I started out with the commitment of a one mile walk per day with my dog. Soon, I was in the yoga class doing handstands, warrior poses and arm balance poses!

I finally understand the importance of starting small and staying consistent. The go big or go home thing can come as we get consistency under our belts first!

 

Any more inspiring examples?

Oh, heck yea! When I was all “juiced up” on eating healthier, I started with adding a salad before every meal. After a month or so, my meal preps went from ⅓ veggies up to ½.

 

What about the challenges or downfalls I experienced?

Not setting reminders or calendar entries for ALL things I was committed to. For the longest time my calendar was filled with all business-related stuff. This caused me to overlook my other commitments and important events.

So now, my meals and exercise sessions are now blocked out in time chunks and now they get just as much attention as my other “important” business things do. 

 

Ok, this blog is getting long, anything else that needs included in this article?

Yes, two little ones.

The first is to get support with accountability. Either findsomeone line a coach or a close friend that can help you. I always tend to perform better when I know someone is watching me and helping me raise the bar.

If you need help with accountability, reach out to someone on CoachRanking!

The second is to stay consistent! The more consistent we tend to be, the better. There will always be resistance which typically come in the form of excuses and overwhelm, but pushing through them will bring a sense of daily accomplishment for you. 

 

Something useful to try

Make a chart of your wins each week! Write down your wins every week so you can see your progress. A solid visual picture of our successes is a very powerful tool for us to build momentum.

If you’d like to go through my 10 day goals prep and 30 day follow through program, I recommend getting my free Ultimate Goals course by following THIS LINK

free ultimate goals training course from Corey Teramana

My best to you and your success in your goals and endeavors.

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How to train your brain for success
July 8th, 2019 by Corey Teramana

Imagine that you could train your brain this year and it would support you for the rest of your life! Notice I said for a whole year oppose to the other wack stuff you hear from people out here on the internet, “Like… 14 days to create a new habit… right?”

The reason why I say 3 months to a year for this process is because we’re dealing with preexisting negative and sabotaging beliefs already deep in your subconscious.

I like to tell people that —> the part of their brain (subconscious mind) is like a computer with programs (beliefs) running in the background.

Ok great… how do I do it?

Fair question…

You’ll be able to identify your most disempowering belief and get rid of it so it no longer holds any power over you. Even better, you’ll be able to create a wildly empowering and supportive new belief and install it in your subconscious mind like your brain is a super computer.

What else can I look forward to?

Get ready to retrain your brain in a replicatable way that you can customize for anything you want more on in your life, business or relationship.

We are going to train your brain with a Mantram that you create for yourself. This will be very personal, yet powerful work to increase your brain power and aid in your 30 day goal success (actually a life of success). Trust this process and give yourself permission to look into the places in your mind that may be confronting and challenging. I’ll do it with you so it’ll be easier!

 

Training Our Brains… How Do We Prepare ?

So, before we train your brain by creating a new belief that empowers you… we’ll want to identify at least one big negative or disempowering belief that may sabotage your efforts, your success and your goals.

 

Try your best to pick one of your most disempowering beliefs about yourself or about being successful (whatever your definition of success is)…

 

In this section, you’re encouraged to think of a belief that you’re likely holding onto from childhood, early adulthood or just something that you picked up from someone else that’s likely negatively affecting your life, business or relationships.

 

As you think about what yours could be, consider these four very common examples of disempowering beliefs that most of us need to address (Pick and circle the one that most resembles yours)

Hint: they all deal with worthiness.

 

      1.) Not being worthy enough

      2.) Not good enough

      3.) Not worth supporting

      4.) Not worth loving

 

Our subconscious is black and white as far as it “co-signing” something or not. The subconscious says, “Yes, you’re worthy of having a million dollars in the bank and a significant other that loves you sleeping in your bed every night to keep you warm and to make you laugh… or it doesn’t.)

The subconscious makes up it’s rules based on our past (previous actions, repetitive thoughts, input from parents and teachers, our daily habitual reinforcements, commercials and advertisements we watch and many more things.) Got it, very black and white. So our job is to slip in one (a more serving belief) that the subconscious can accept… and that happens through reinforcement of a SMART Mantra. Once we articulate the new one… reinforce it through daily repetition [actually bombardment] then it’ll accept it in and work for us forever!)

 

The unfair part: back when we were 2 yrs old to 11 yrs old… a teacher or parent could slip a belief (judgement) in as simply as mentioning that we were inadequate, dumb, stupid, a waste of energy to teach, slower than the other kids or just not good enough… and the subconscious mind took it right in as gospel 🙁

 

The cure: we can change those with some work and consistency. HOLLA!

 

We’ll come back to that later, but for now…

Can you think of a disempowering belief that relates to the one you circled above and also one that applies to your biggest struggle or most undesirable pattern in your life, business or relationship as it relates to your 30 Day Goal? 

How to train your brain

An example of my disempowering belief as it relates to my 30 day goal of “Jogging 4 miles everyday is that I won’t have enough time and that I’m already overwhelmed and at full capacity” could be:  Because my business is not where I want it, I’m not worthy of taking extra time for myself yet.

 

Kinda stings, huh. Well it’s ok and we have a great process for erasing and building a better belief that empowers us to do more and feel better. Again, everyone has them and that’s why they are exactly where they are at in their lives.

 

Ok, so what do you think your biggest disempowering belief is as it relates to your 30 Day Goal? 

Kindly write that down on a piece of paper like this: 

 The disempowering belief is that: ________________.

 

Ok great… Part 2

Ok, great work. Now, what is the opposite of that belief above if you were to write it in the affirmative (or in a positive way)? 

Write the new EMPOWERING positive (or affirming) belief : _____.

 

Let’s Create A New EMPOWERING Belief To Ensure Your Success In This 30 Day Goal

Just below this line is the structure that many people use for what’s called a S.M.A.R.T. goal, but without little twist on it which builds it deeper in your subconscious. 

 

That acronym stands for:

     S: Specific

     M: Measurable

     A: Attainable

     R: Results driven

     T: Time based

 

Inside the subconscious mind, we work with the varying levels of worthiness in the psyche. Boiled down in the least technical way possible, we tend to realize the results in our life (and business) based on what our subconscious mind deems us as worthy of receiving. 

To counteract this, we use a backdoor “Worthiness Hack” and Mantram to reprogram our desired results into our belief system in a very fast and permanent way. You’ll learn in the next section how to practice this powerful Mantra in a very effective and simple way.  

 

This is what a structured Mantra looks like utilizing this worthiness hack: 

Because I’m Worthy of _____________________, I, __(X)___, __(Y)___, and __(Z)___ for the next 90 days (or by…[pick a date 90 days out from today])

 

My personal 30 Day Goal might look like this…

 

“Because I am worthy of exercising and taking time for myself, I jogged 4 miles everyday, enjoyed it and increased my work performance so I made more money by September 1, 2019 or sooner.  

[See, a little better and addresses my main disempowering beliefs so I can create new neural pathways around both the new beliefs and the desired results.]

Let’s Create Your Personalized Mantram

If you could overwrite (or groove a new neural pathway) around your existing negative belief… would you? 

Great, let’s do that here so you can start training your subconscious mind to work for you. 

To get the best results with this process, your new belief (Mantram) needs to be clearly articulated on paper and rewritten about 5-10 times a day for roughly 90+ days straight. 

Yikes, I know! It can technically be done in 5 mins and it will become a pretty introspective meditative period of your day.

That will start to seed the new belief in your deep mind so it can grow into a new habit. 

 

Pro Tip: It’s important to handwrite your Mantram daily to incorporate your motor functions in this process for lasting effects. 

 

Even if you’re skeptical… about this type of process, just give it a try.

 

So, to succeed in your 30 day goal, what things must you be worthy of receiving or doing to achieve it? Fill it in below:

Create Your New Belief: Because I am worthy, ___________.



Create Your New Result: The end result I will have in 90 days is: ____.

 

Do you feel any better with this level of clarity on your new result?

 

What Is A Realistic Action Plan For Implementing Your Mantra?

Step 1. Determine if any outside factors are enforcing the old disempowering belief. Remove them if possible and practical.

Step 2. Hand write your new Mantra 5+ times per day for 90+ days consecutively (Use the template at end of this Action Guide)

Step 3. Speak your Mantra in front of the mirror 5+ times per day for 90 days consecutively (Use the template at end of this Action Guide)

 

*Notes for increasing the effectiveness of your Mantra

* Try to viscerally feel the results of your Mantra while you’re speaking and writing it so it anchors deep into your frontal cortex.

* Bring your awareness to the “New Vibration” of your Results and give them color, context and texture. Bring them to life through awareness of new feelings and emotions related to them.

* STAY CONSISTENT and make time for this daily practice (10 mins first thing in the AM works well. Integrate it as part of your Power Hour [a dedicated hour everyday to energize your body, flush your system, focus your mind and connect your spirit to a higher purpose])

* Make your new belief and results realistic so your subconscious mind will accept them in.



Ok, you’re on it! Way to go… There’s one more resource I have for you to help accelerate your process, deepen your new belief and help you access a deeper inner power.

Sweet Corey… What’s Next?

If you loved this… I mean really loved this article, than you could watch this video and then come join us for free as we go into the Ultimate Goals Course I created for my friends! That link’s here when ur ready!

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how to create a positive affirmation
July 8th, 2019 by Corey Teramana

Ok, let’s get started looking at what positive affirmations look like. As a note,
most negative or disempowering beliefs and thoughts that lead to
undesirable actions tend to come from early childhood imprinting and cause a person to feel unworthy, not good enough, bad or some equivalent thereof.

These are examples of Healthy Positive Affirmations I’ve used to retrain my brain and subconscious mind:

1. I am very _ authentic and wealthy
2. I am a _ relaxed committed consistent and professional
3. I know I can _ help people make more money doing what they love
4. I always _ own my power and context in the moment
5. I feel _ grateful for my health, talents, friends and family
6. I _ love and accept myself
7. I am _ open to support and miracles from everywhere
8. I am a _ trusted advisor and friend
9. Every day I _ live free, love strong and laugh hard
10. I am naturally _ graceful, confident and accountable

If someone held these as undisputed beliefs in their mind… and their thoughts were in alignment with these… amazing things would unfold in
their life as a natural occurrence.

They would likely be very successful, happy in their relationships and
financially abundant. They would have rewarding relationships based on
authentic communication and love. They’d also likely have everything in life that they desired.

So, if you could create those things in your life that you want most… what
beliefs and thoughts do you think would help propel you into that reality?

For BEST Results…

I highly recommend writing each of these affirmations on a separate note card so you can flip through them and recite them multiple times throughout the day.

PRO TIP:

I would create (draw) a picture of each on the back of the note cards
too! Our mind responds differently to pictures. We are visual creatures… and need a mixture of visual, audio (hence, we verbally speak them), and
kinesthetic (touch of a physical note card).

Alright… fantastic!

I would challenge you to make (or find) an artistic representation of your 10
affirmations in a picture or at a minimum, artistically write your 10
affirmations on a few nice pieces of paper (possibly frame them) and place
one in your vehicle, bedroom bathroom, office or other conspicuous location.

PRO TIP:

The more often you can read these, repeat them or even think of them
throughout the day… THE BETTER!

It took you your whole life to form your current thought process,
belief system and frame of reference for your world. It may take you a
minimum of 90 days to effectively start shifting your default beliefs, thoughts and actions.

Be easy and patient on yourself!

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How to prepare your mind for success
July 8th, 2019 by Corey Teramana

In today’s blog, we focus on how to prepare our minds for success by creating a VERY POWERFUL AND POSITIVE INNER DIALOGUE.

The work we do today will make you feel good and boost your confidence and self-esteem. The result? You will achieve your goal in a very natural and replicable way.

We are going to create healthy thoughts that will support you for years to come. It will require some thinking, planning and action.

Our goal is to create a positive mindset that builds us up instead of tears us down. Today is all about becoming our own best friend and creating the ultimate inner dialogue.

Quick Notes: Focus on those things that make you feel good and boost your
confidence and self-esteem.

We are going to create healthy thoughts that will support you for years to
come. It will require some thinking, planning and action.


Our goal is to create a positive mindset that builds us up instead of tears us
down. Today is all about becoming our own best friend and creating the
ultimate inner dialogue

How Can We Create Positive Reinforcements With Affirmations That Work For Accomplishing Our Goal?

Affirmations are positive declarative Statements written, repeated and spoken in such a way that your deep mind can absorb them, use them,
believe them and integrate them into your personality and belief system.

As your deeper mind or subconscious mind accepts these affirmative
statements, they will form into new beliefs embedded deep within the neural network of your brain.

In your case, we’re going to use positive affirmations to help you create a goal that you’ve here to accomplish.

So, think about the events and goals that you would like to see in your
future… How do they look? How would you describe them? (These don’t
necessarily need to be your #1 Big Goal that you’re going to accomplish in
this 30-90 day process) 

The effectiveness of your reprogramming process will hinge on your ability to direct and guide your internal self-talk. This self-talk (along with our
subconscious beliefs, which we’ll address on day 9 and day 10) will govern
most of your daily life and daily actions. If you focus on creating an intentional self-talking dialogue and complete this exercise, they can become your predominant thoughts, personal character and internal values system.


Experts have said that, “Up to 95% of our day is a similar repetition to our
previous days actions and thoughts.” WOW, right?


So if you create a powerful inner voice or dialogue, your future may mirror
those thoughts and actions of today. This would give rise to more desirable
outcomes and thoughts in your life, business and relationships.


An important note: Your negative (disempowering) inner dialogue, thoughts
and outdated beliefs are like big trees with many roots that interweave with
other trees and roots (other beliefs and experiences). Our goal is to stop
watering those trees that no longer serve us so we can starve out those
undesirable trees and roots by not reinforcing them (sending them attention or energy). They will wither away and reduce in size and capacity.
Meaning that the new beliefs you’re going to create will need lots of
attention, focus and energy from you on a daily basis so that they grow,
flourish and groove into permanent pathways.

Once your new thoughts and beliefs become your minds preferred pathways (because of their acceptability and consistent reinforcement), they will continue to grow and connect you to what you want most.

NOTE: This process will take dedicated work and focused actions, thoughts
and planning. Please don’t underestimate the challenge of this endeavor OR
the benefits once you string together 30-90 days of focused work!

Hopefully you loved this article and want to learn more about this goal setting and train your brain process we teach. If so, get registered on our website at Your30DayGoal and we’ll invite you to our FaceBook group too!

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