How Thought Creates Reality. Changing Lives, Episode 13

Posted by - June 21, 2021

How we feel underpins what we think, which then becomes our life experience. We only listen for 14 minutes at a time, not 45, not an hour. So, we have a 14-minute attention span. And what we think about something, about anything really, determines how we experience it, or impacts our success.

Let us take money, for example. If I am going to feel great about it and I am going to tell my brain that I feel great about it, my brain in turn is going to send out enabling hormones into my body, which give me something called “attentional awareness”, which will enable me to see opportunities around me.

If I use the same word, ‘money’ and I have a bad relationship with it, I will send that information to my brain. I will go into the fight or flight of every segment of my brain and send out debilitating hormones. And the brain cannot differentiate between ‘money’ and a ‘sabretooth tiger’, so it pushes it (money in this instance) away in fear.

We can do the same thing in every aspect of our lives. We can do things like eating disorders, exercise relationships. So, when you say where people say thoughts are so important and they are because you have got to be aware what you are thinking. I don’t disagree with that. But what is more important is that you have got to be aware of how you feel about that thought.

What is Conscious Thought? Changing Lives, Episode 14

Posted by - June 21, 2021

Sometimes we are more conscious in certain areas in our life and sometimes we are unconscious in other areas of our life. In this episode we chat with psychologist Louisa Niehaus about conscious thought.

Consciousness is a state of being, which is the state of awareness that exists in ourselves and in relation to us and our environment, and consciousness can change depending on what or whom we meet. So, for example, you can reach an altered state of consciousness through meditation, through prayer and through psychology. Consciousness is metastatic and we are constantly evolving in a state of flux around consciousness.

Emotional Avatars and the Masks We Wear. Changing Lives, Episode 12

Posted by - June 17, 2021

William Shakespeare was correct. All the world’s a stage and the men and women merely players. We wake up in the morning, as our authentic selves. And even before Covid, we still put our figurative masks on. We put a personality on, we put a certain way of dressing on. And depending on how we showed up after this, was our mask we were wearing.

“So, we might have done our hair a certain way or worn sports clothes or corporate clothing or whatever it might be. And that was the mask. And when you meet different people, you projected what you wanted them to see about you, hear about you and feel about you.”

If we superficially putting on clothing, makeup, hair, attitudes, position to show up, surely there is a lot more behind the mask. So, ask yourself, regardless of what face you have got on for the outside world, who’s behind the mask?

What if you are a Gollum, the cave-dwelling character from Lord of the Rings, and you are so miserable and so angry and so scared and so fear based, but projecting this incredibly wonderful exterior? Others may look inside and see a tiger bouncing around, so bored and you just do not want to be in a suit, but life demands that of you. “It is fascinating for me how different people project an image of who they are, but behind the mask, there is so much more going on. This is Changing Lives Episode 12.

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The pandemic created a new breed of entrepreneur. Changing Lives, Episode 10

Posted by - June 15, 2021

Lockdown has been difficult on traditional businesses; it is also seen the introduction of a new generation of entrepreneurs like our guest today on Changing Lives. Claire Chalmers who is the creative director at Once Off, a business started because of the pandemic, that also creates opportunities for other entrepreneurs.

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What is the representational system?. Changing Lives, Episode 9

Posted by - June 15, 2021

In episode 7 we looked at the importance of introspection, touching on the impact of our representational systems, our senses; touch, kinesthetic and auditory on how we respond to the world. In Changing Lives, Episode 9, Tanya and Thabo unpack our representational system in detail.

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There are 48 different kinds of people. Changing Lives, Episode 8

Posted by - June 11, 2021

Did you know that there are 48 different types of salespeople, 48 different kinds of leaders and so, around 48 different personality types. Imagine your first job isn’t quite the right fit for you, a bit of a square peg in a round hole. Yet, it remains on your CV forever and as such, for example, you are profiled against this part of your life moving forward. So, it is really important that you are profiled in the right way by prospective employers, business partners etc.

Join Tanya Kunze and Thabo Magubane in episode 8 of Changing Lives and Learn More.


The importance of introspection. Changing Lives, Episode 7

Posted by - June 11, 2021

Introspection is important. We are programmed to think outside of ourselves. We were never taught to look inside, to look at ourselves, to discuss things internally. So, people were told, ‘be a man’, do not cry and do not ‘feel’ your emotions. And women tend to be emotional because we were taught to look outside of ourselves, to ignore those aspects of the self which should have been addressed. And at school we were never able to discover a deeper understanding of the self, such as whether we were audio, visual or kinesthetic people, whether we were left brain or right brain oriented or whether we are introverted or extroverted. There are so many dominant influences in our lives and there are so many elements to the self. Learn more in Episode 7 of Changing Lives.