"A Seminar to Re-Train Your Brain"

What's Holding Me Back?

Unit 1

Overview

Ask yourself the question, "Am I really seeing all

that there is to see?" The truth is that we see things the way that we do because how we were raised, where we were raised and how we were taught. We will begin to learn in this unit how to see more than we ever did in the past, which will open new opportunities for us.

Unit 1

Objectives

  • To begin to understand my true potential
  • To understand Conditioned Blindness
  • To realize everyone has Conditioned Blindness somewhere
  • To realize that I am capable and limitations are from conditioning

By the end of this unit you will:

What's Holding Me Back?

Unit 1

Questions to Reflect On

  • How does knowing that I have Conditional Blindness help me?

  • What beliefs or thoughts do I have that are limiting my career?

  • Why am I stuck? (The way I was raised, culture, religion, parents or other)

  • If I could make one change in my life what would it be?

Unit 2

Who's Have I Sanctioned?

 

 

 

 

Overview

We have all had people say to us that they are "telling us the way it is" and at some point we believed them. We never stopped to think, if what they said really the truth or just an opinion from their perspective.

Unit 2 Objectives

  • To be selective of who we listen to in the future.

  • To understand how past conditioning affect what I see.

  • To see that I can be blind to something right in front of me.

  • To tell myself what I do want, not what I don't.

By the end of this unit you will:

Who's Words Have I Sanctioned?

Unit 2

Questions to Reflect On

  • How is my Self Talk affecting my work performance

  • How can I be a "skeptical" listener when hearing others opinion of me?

  • Where have I been "conditioned" to think something about myself and how is it affecting my life today?

  • What kind of conversations to I allow myself to join in, at home or at work.

  • What is my self talk about my work, my workmates my boses

Lock-On / Lock-Out

Unit 3

Overview

  • Understanding that I act according to the beliefs that I hold about myself.
  • To learn that I cannot hold on to two opposing beliefs at the same time
  • To understand that it is my job to keep improving my beliefs
  • To understand that by latching onto my goals I am blocking out the things that interfere.

We all have amazing potential, and no one can know the limits that we possess. Our limitations are created by our beliefs, our truths; and often times, the absence of these "truths" will set us free.

  • Understanding that I act according to the beliefs that I hold about myself.

  • To learn that I cannot hold on to two opposing beliefs at the same time

  • To understand that it is my job to keep improving my beliefs

  • To understand that by latching onto my goals I am blocking out the things that interfere.

Unit 3

Objectives

By the end of this unit you will:

Lock-On / Lock-Out

Unit 3

Questions to Reflect on

  • What are my strengths on the job?

  • What are my weaknesses on the job

  • What beliefs am I locked into that hinder success in my career?

  • What Positive beliefs am I locked into about myself that will help me achieve success.

My Brain's Filter

Unit 4

Overview

The human brain has a formation in the central cortex, the reticular activating system (RAS), which filters all information that is bombarding our senses. It only lets through what is important to us right now. We can put RAS to work for us, by setting clear and concise goals, so that the right information gets through to us.

 

 

Unit 4

Objectives

  • Understand the reticular activating system

  • Learn how to activate my RAS with clear goals

  • Understand that I am responsible for achieving what I want and desire.

  • Be accountable

By he end of this unit you will:

My Brain'sFilter

UNIT 4

Questions to Reflect On

  • Where have I discovered that my perception of the truth was actually very different from the real truth?

  • What are my career goals? How can my RAS help me achieve them?

  • RAS works better when the goals are clear. What do you want your life to look like in 5 years?

  • I have a very clear picture of what I want to accomplish on my job. List the results that you want to see.

How My Mind Works

Unit 5

Overview

As time goes on we continue to unwrap the mysteries of the human

brain, as well as the different levels involved in the human thought process. Our conscious, subconscious and creative subconscious work in harmony to perceive the world around us, store our personal reality and make sure that each of us acts like the person that we perceive ourselves to be.

Unit 5

Objectives

  • Have a complete understanding of the three part of the thought process - conscious, subconscious and creative subconscious
  • Know that if the outside world does not match my inner idea of who I am, I subconsciously make the outside world match the picture inside.
  • Understand that I guide my life at my belief level, not my potential level.

By the end of this unit you will:

How My Mind Works

Unit 5

Questions to Reflect On

  • What are a few on the beliefs that I hold about myself?
  • How did I come to form these beliefs?
  • What are my expectations about myself?
  • How did a great experience (positive of negative) I have had on the job affect my self image.
  • What are some examples of the GI/GO concept that have affected my relationships at home?

It's All Perception

Unit 6

Overview

As we delve deeper into our understanding of the thought process, we see that we are constantly taking our perceptions of current reality and checking them against our past stored reality in our subconscious. We must remember that this stored reality is not simply a memory of what happened, but also our feelings about what happened to us.

Unit 6

Overview

  • Understand the decision-making process, association and evaluation, all leading to making a decision.
  • Know that my stored reality may not be "the truth" because of the emotions that are to my memories of a situation
  • Have learned that stress comes when I try to behave differently than I am.

By the end of this unit you will:

Its All About Perception

Questions to Reflect On

  • How can changing my belief about my self change my performance on the job? In what way?

  • What do I believe about myself in regards to my job, as a friend or a co-worker?

  • Why is it important to understand how the thought process forms my belief about myself and the world around me?

  • How might I be letting others sabotage my opportunities?

  • Name 5 things that others have said that has sabotaged your success.

Unit 7

Habits & Attitudes

Overview

There is a great advantage to being able to rely on our habits. We don't need to stop and think about how to do routine things in life. However, when those habits keep us stuck in a rut, and keep us under-living our potential, we need to make plans to change these habits. In the same manner, our attitude can limit our achievements as well. The good news is that your habits and attitudes can be changed.

Unit 7

Ojectives

  • Understand that my subconscious holds my habits and attitudes
  • Know that habits can be good if they are good habits
  • Understand that attitudes are neither good or band, they cause me to move toward or away what is before me
  • Understand that by setting goals, I may discover attitudes that I did not know existed.

By the end of the unit I will

Habits & Attitudes

Questions to Reflect On

  • What are my attitudes about myself? How smart am I, how capable and do I see myself being successful in life.
  • How am I letting my past habits control my present and future?
  • What habits and attitudes do I have that has prevented me from being as successful as I can be?
  • What are some of the attitudes that I need to change in order to become more successful in life as well as my career?

Unit 8

Overview

Our thoughts accumulate to become beliefs, so it's important to control our thoughts. We do this by learning to control our self-talk, the constant non-stop conversation that is going on in our minds. Self-talk is vitally important in forming our self image, it can build us up or tear us down.

Unit 8

  By the end I will :

  • Know that self talk triggers thoughts, that triggers pictures which trigger emotions.
  • Understand the importance of self talk in my daily life.
  • Realize that I need to clear ALL the negative, destructive self-talk from my life.

Objectives

How My Beliefs Are Formed

Questions to Reflect On

  • When in my life have I totally believed in myself and it helped me to succeed?
  • What am I dissatisfied and what does a new picture look like?
  • Where have I let self-talk keep me from succeeding?
  • What are some examples of positive self talk that helped me to succeed?

Building My Self Image

Unit 9

The subconscious mind is a literal mechanism-it does what you tell it. If with your self-talk, you are dwelling on the negative, that is what gets assimilated into your version of "reality"in the subconscious mind. Since thoughts accumulate to become beliefs, all of your beliefs become negative, and reaching your potential becomes impossible. In contrary, if your self talk dwells on the positive possibilities of life, what will happen to your beliefs and behaviors?

Objectives

By the end I will:

  • Understand the power of self talk to determine my beliefs and actions.
  • Remember to give credit where credit is due, including myself, for a job well done.
  • Be mindful of how I teach the young people in my life, so that I am coaching them forward into positive achievements.

Building My Self Image

Questions to Reflect On

  • What are 10 things that I have done well in my life?
  • What are some self-talk statements that I could implement to create a better self image?
  • What is the self image that I have about my self right now?
  • What would I like my self image to be?

My Future is Within My Control

Unit 10

We have already discovered that human beings are picture oriented. What we dwell on in our minds tend to come about in our real lives. That being said, it's important to dwell on what we do want, and use our self-talk to see ourselves into the future that we desire for ourselves.

Objectives

by the end of I will:

  • Know the four levels of self-talk.
  • Understand that I move toward what I think about.
  • Use my self-talk to change my belief, working toward what I want.

The Future is Within My Control

Questions to Reflect On

  • What is my self talk like when entering the office?
  • What past thoughts do I need to change, in order to get a good picture of my future?
  • How can I better handle the negative talk that I hear from others? What can I say to myself about it?
  • What do I want my future to look like in 5 years?
  • Knowing what I know about self talk, what should I say to myself when someone compliments me?
  • What should I say to myself if someone criticizes me?

Get Familiar With the Unfamiliar

Unit 11

In our past, when we really didn't want to go somewhere or do something, we found excellent reasons for not going or doing. What we may not have realized is that we were coming face to face with our comfort zones. While some comfort zones are good for us, others hold us back: and it is time that we learn how to expand limiting comfort zones, so that we can go.

Objectives

By the end of this unit we will:

  • Understand that I am a self regulating mechanism.
  • Be aware of my reactions to situations, and know that these reactions are signals of comfort zones issues that might be holding me back.
  • Know a simple process to help me make the unfamiliar familiar, releasing me from the restrictions of my limiting comfort zones.

Get Familiar With the Unfamiliar

Questions to Reflect On

 

  • What situation recently caused me to feel outside of my comfort zone? Why did this situation make me feel uncomfortable?
  • What activities am I currently avoiding because of it being outside of my comfort zone?
  • Do I resist change? Why?
  • How can expanding my comfort zone cause me to be more successful?

The Next Time.....

Unit 12

We all know how powerful self talk is, and how it has affected our thinking and behavior in the past. In fact for many of us, our self-talk has been pretty negative. So far in this course, we have been working toward changing our self-talk from negative to positive, and now we go one step further by learning to give ourselves "next time" goals, that will help create that new picture of ourselves in our subconscious.

Objectives

By the end of this unit you will:

  • Understand how my self-talk controls my performance
  • Stop my negative self-talk about my performance and give myself new performance goals with the phrase, "the next time I intend to....."

The Next Time.....

Questions to Reflect On

  • If I let go and let me real me flow, how would that feel?
  • What are some of the positive words that I could use in my conversations that trigger a positive image in my own mind?
  • What are some of the negative words that I should avoid speaking, because they trigger a negative picture in my head?