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Mindfulness and the Key to Believing in Yourself

In episode 72 of Fresh Tracks I speak with mindfulness expert John Allcock. We dig deep into the role mindfulness plays in setting and achieving goals, our belief in ourselves, and how we handle failure. John shares that being mindful (aware) allows us to recognize if our thoughts are unrealistically negative – which impacts our belief in our self. Once we are aware we can then make the decision to check the thoughts out and see if they are correct and, if not, replace them with more accurate, positive beliefs and intentions. Which ultimately allow us to live a happier, fuller, and more meaningful life.

Sounds great, but how do you do this you may ask? John shares techniques to train your attention so you don’t get wrapped up in distorted thinking that’s not realistic. Awareness gives us the power to realize we are choosing to listen to negative thoughts and the choice to choose positive thoughts. In this week’s show we also take a look at how we handle failure. Because if you look at failure as something to avoid you won’t set lofty goals or cut Fresh Tracks. In reality failure just means that you are trying new things. John shares that mindfulness training is the solution to all of these difficult issues. Check out this week’s show and decide for yourself.

Show Notes:

4:00 – Why believing in yourself impacts the quality of the goals you set
5:50 – Tips for working your way through failure when you are in the midst of it
8:20 – The secret key to training your attention
12:00 – The art of being skilled in awareness
15:10 – An insight into how kids handle paying attention to their awareness
19:00 – You can try to pave every path or you can make some shoes….
22:00 – The one thing you can do to avoid anxiety
23:50 – What if much of what you believe is wrong?
26:20 – How to start assessing what your beliefs are – particularly if you are unhappy

About the Author:
John Allcock has dedicated over 15 years to the practice and instruction of mindfulness. He is the Co-Founder and Director of Mindfulness at Sea Change Preparatory, a trailblazing academy that regularly implements the practice of mindfulness in it’s curriculum. The school’s emphasis on mindfulness set the foundation for the success of it’s students, including world-record-breaking swimmers, which were featured on NBC Nightly News. John is also a Harvard-educated trial lawyer and has been the Global Co-Chair of DLA Piper’s Intellectual Property Group. He lives in Del Mar, California with his wife and co-founder Cheryl. Together they have four children.
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Finding the Gift – A Lesson in Mindfulness

On episode 45 of Fresh Tracks I speak with mindfulness expert Angela Howell. Angela found herself in an incredibly stressful situation when she had to recreate herself after experiencing a work injury that ended her highly successful corporate sales career. Angela shares how practicing simple mindfulness strategies can help you turn life’s obstacles into opportunities. By being mindful we can become aware of how our being uncomfortable is often actually what transmutes us into becoming who we are meant to be.

We don’t have to be trained in meditation or have a daily yoga practice to grow in mindfulness and experience its calming benefits. In this week’s show Angela discusses tips for overcoming common obstacles to embracing mindfulness practices every day. Exploring negative beliefs about yourself, learning to see the blessing rather than the trial in experiences, and recognizing the gift in each situation are all opportunities to renew your passions in life.

Show Notes:
1:30 – How and why Angela created a daily reader
3:35 – Angela’s journey creating Fresh Tracks and how she turned obstacles into opportunities
7:00 – Why comfort can be such an enemy to us becoming who we are meant to be
12:45 – How to recognize your next step
15:00 – The amazing power of 3 minutes of silence
20:00 – Different ways to incorporate mindfulness in your everyday life.
24:00 – Suggestions for becoming conscious of your internal chatter
28:00 – Movement vs exercise and the role it plays in mindfulness

Angela Howell_Finding the GiftAbout Angela
Angela Howell is a speaker, transformation coach, and the author of “Finding the Gift: Daily Meditations for Mindfulness,” which quickly ranked in the Tennessean‘s top ten best-sellers list and continues to do so. She considers her award-winning, twelve-year career in corporate sales and eating disorder recovery journey two of her greatest teachers. Passionate about wellness and success, Angela has been seen in Fast Company, Cosmopolitan and Yahoo News, and she is a regular contributor to Huffington Post. Angela is devoted to inspiring people to find renewed passions for living, loving, working and playing. And of course, just being!

FREE GIFT waiting for people who follow Angela’s blog at http://www.FindingtheGift.com.

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