05/15/19 E89 Eliminating Limiting Beliefs

Are you inhibited by limiting beliefs? You might be limiting yourself without actually realizing it...On today's mind-hacking episode, Chad and Eric discuss what a limiting belief is, how to recognize it and what to do about it.

The thoughts that prevent us from doing what we want.

What stories are you telling yourself?

Write it down! (without judgment)

How does life look and feel when the belief is gone?

What options do you have after identifying the limitation?

And finding your new belief.

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And as always, if you have any questions on this episode (or any questions in general) don’t hesitate to reach out to us at bioteam@biofitcoaching.com, or submit a question on www.lifeinketosispodcast.com

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Chad: 00:00 What we are doing is we're rewriting the habit because limiting beliefs are a habit. Whether you know that or not, whether you recognize that or not, they are a habit and it's a habit we have to rewrite and so this is basically the rewriting of the reframing process. They say a journey begins in a single step or in my case, one less piece of bread.

Chad: 00:28 My name is Chad and I'm a seeker. I have sought out an expert in the field of nutrition and fitness who I hoped would help me feel better. They call him the biohacker, but I call him Eric. I hope you'll join me in a path that leads you and I to optimal fitness, the body and the mind as we live our life in ketosis. This is the life in Ketosis podcast, a biohackers guide to optimal body performance.

Chad: 01:01 Hello everyone. My name is Chad and this is my quest to achieving the healthy state of being with the man that can get me there. My mentor and cohost, he is the science to my regular guy. The extreme testing to my, I'll take your word for it. The biohacker himself, Mr Eric Bischof. Somewhere along this journey of ours, I realized that feeling better is really one part physical and one part mental and both are needed to achieve the optimal state of being what I call keto happiness or ketosiness. And today we're talking about eliminating limiting beliefs. Say That three times. Eliminating limiting beliefs. How are you doing Eric?

Eric: 01:39 I'm doing pretty good I guess. Yeah. How about you? Yo? No, I'm doing good. I'm doing good. I feel good. Get my workout done this morning. Got My throw down done. Um, got another 10 days or so on that old mad second 30 day experiment and things. Your are really clicking for it. Yeah. I'm really excited about it. So, and I'm just writing up a, a new self experiment so I'm getting excited about another one. Life's not, my wife's not, but I always get another self experiment coming up. Yeah, I've got to keep them. Yeah, she's gotta be pretty used to it by now. Oh, she's very used to it. Yeah. She's just like, I guess it, she said, it's never going to end, is it? And I said No. And then the longer I pursue the Mitochondria and longevity, the longer days we'll just keep on going. The longer I live a lot longer, I keep going. She goes, you think you're gonna be doing this in your eighties and I said, Oh yeah, of course that will be, I mean I hope, I hope I get up to my eighties though. That's a lot of fun. A lot of work. Well done. Okay.

Chad: 02:50 I'm doing, I'm doing really good too. I'm excited to be here. I, I'm, I enjoy this topic. This is a topic that I talk about very, very often with my clients and also with myself and I'm, I'm actually going to take you through a step by step process of how to eliminate limiting beliefs. So this isn't going to be like, you know, your hype, like motivational speaking, sort of. This is going to be very much bring it down to earth. Here are the steps that you take. Here's how you get through these, these limiting beliefs. And we all have them in everything that we do. It's a very interesting, it's a mechanism of our, you know, we inherited this from our ancestors that lived thousands and thousands and thousands of years ago. And the reason that we have these limiting beliefs is to keep us safe, right? So it's, it comes from the root of like, don't run off that cliff or don't poke the bear or don't sleep in the lion's den. Like those are the types of limiting beliefs that though, that our ancestors needed to stay alive. But we inherited that same sort of fight flight, you know, that sort of mentality. And you know, we just don't face a lot of the same dangers and risks that, um, that our ancestors did evolutionarily. But we've now applied this same thing too. Things like, oh, people are gonna think I'm stupid, or, um, people are gonna judge me or I'm so lazy, or I'm so all, you know, we label ourselves and we give ourselves these limiting beliefs and they no longer serve us because there is really no actual risk there. And that's something we have really have to evaluate is what, you know, it's an opportunity to look at these limiting beliefs and say, what is it trying to keep me safe from?

Chad: 04:49 And you know, it's most likely something that you don't need to be kept safe from. So, um, so we're going to talk about how to eliminate them, how to just get rid of them and transform them into something that's more useful. Does that make sense? Yeah. I'm kind of excited about this one. Something that I could use. Yeah, me too. I'm always fighting thoughts. I'm always no slots knows beliefs. Ah, yeah, this will be good. That should be really good. Yeah. So before we dive in, a couple items of a housekeeping, a couple of other logistical items if we can. So first I just want to write out front so we don't have to interrupt the conversation between, but I want to make sure we talk about his bio stack. Everybody that's been listening for a while knows exactly what bioStak is. Hopefully you've gone to biostak.com and checked it, have checked it out. It's five, uh, five organic ingredients that work synergistically for cellular health. Something that Eric worked on for years and years and brought it to the market, brought it to you so that you can feel better. Eric, anything that's specifically on your mind for bio stack today?

New Speaker: 05:55 Yeah, well they're always, yes, but, uh, this last week I just did a bunch of downloads, you know, and I do, you know, I go back into the clinical studies and look for, you know, new things that are happening every week and it's amazing with curcumin and, and Ashwagandha and so for fame, which is the Broccoli sprouts, new studies coming out. And I, and I'm all in on all of these, uh, pub med and all their email list and I get all the alerts and just interesting, just one quick is like, so for fame, Broccoli sprouts, John Hopkins just released a study. It's been around for a little bit, but it just got a little bit more traction, uh, in Jamun and elsewhere. Um, just that they did some really in depth study, um, with, uh, schizophrenia and some mental, um, depression and disorders. And they found this a four phased through Broccoli sprouts. A came out, 30% improvement and a just a great study on with a schizophrenia and some other mental, you know, I don't want to call them disorders, but you know, they're there. It's what people are and that's their normal basically. Okay. But it really, um, that they were, um, constantly John Hopkins constantly doing studies on Sulforaphane and the benefits of it. So just in a new new study just popped out. They pop out weekly and just really just, it gets exciting the more they get into the sulforaphane in the benefits of it. And Hopkins has been studying this since the 90s and there's thousands of studies on it that on beneficial, but this one just came out. So depression, schizophrenia, sulforaphane does great and I can get into the glutamate and all that kind of excitotoxicity but that it talks about, but it definitely a big benefit for that. And plus men, many other, uh, benefits.

Chad: 07:46 Yeah, absolutely. You and I were just talking about, uh, we won't get into this because we don't have time, but you and I were just talking about some of the benefits it has with hay fever and allergies, seasonal allergies. Oh my gosh. And healthy cellular membrane and you mitochondria and all of that kind of stuff and how that affects that. And that's something that, um, I'm reaping the benefits from. Obviously a lots of other people can as well, so we won't get on that, but that's for another day. Okay, cool. So go take, go check out biostak.com if you're interested, um, you should be interested in, because that's an incredible stuff. You have to be interested. There's a lot of stuff in there that you absolutely need, especially in the Keto lifestyle. So go to biostak.com check it out, grab a bottle, see how good you can feel you. A second item of business. Just real quick. Eric's, we've had some listeners asking how they could work with me in their mindset stuff or how they could get more of the more of the mindset, uh, um, goodness that I'm putting out there. The coaching, the principles, the ideas, the processes, all of that kind of stuff. You can find me on Instagram. My handle is @Chadlbrown. Um, and uh, I don't do a lot of mindset stuff on there. That's, that's much more about my family and just life. But it's a great way to get ahold of me. You can message me there and we can connect and I can point you to some, some resources and some things that I put out.

Eric: 09:10 So I've been directing people to that, you know, cause I get that a lot. Yeah. We've been around, a lot of it has been doing this a long time. It doesn't say Chad at bio fit, blah, blah, blah. [inaudible] been doing this for a long time, so just contact him through that source. So that's great.

Chad: 09:27 Yup, that's right. Chad l Brown, is that handled Ellison Leslie as my middle name? Uh, yes. It's a woman's name. So, um, you know, I'm just kidding. There's, there's, there's some men named Leslie, I'm named after my middle name is after my dad, but uh, yeah, so Chad l Brown, you find me on Instagram, you can also find me on Facebook. Um, I've picked that back up because that's been a great place for me to interact with people who are looking for help on their mindset and, uh, overcoming some of these things that we're going to talk about today. So, great. Here we go. So Eric and want to talk about, just real briefly before we jump into the process that I'm going to take you through as an eight step process and every single one of them is very, very, very important, very crucial to the process. So you can't just opt out if you really want to make a difference with this process, you can't just say, oh, I don't really like that step. That one doesn't make a lot of sense to me because it is, um, some of them we don't, some of the benefits we don't even understand. It's a lot like bioStak.

Chad: 10:33 I'll make that analogy where there's a lot of things happening behind the curtain that we don't even recognize. But it's so important that our mind goes through this process as we start to eliminate these. And we're creatures of habit, as we all know, right? And I don't think anybody's going to argue that. And so what we are doing is we're rewriting the habit because limiting beliefs are a habit. Whether you know that or not, whether you recognize that or not, they are a habit and it's a habit we have to rewrite. And so this is basically the rewriting of the reframing process. Okay. So what is a limiting belief? Um, this is really easy to identify when you think about the thoughts that you run over and over in your mind, like a record when you're about to do something that you have fear in, right? So, um, so think about something that you fear. So I'm going to, because this is a, uh, a nutrition and somewhat of an exit exercise podcasts, I'm going to put it in the frame of that, but honestly, this can be put in the frame of career. Uh, it could be put in the frame of pursuing art or music or, um, relationship or you know, just as with anything that we talk about in these mindset podcasts, it can be applied to everything. And maybe I'll draw some of those similarities as well throughout the podcast. But mostly I'm going to put it in the context of nutrition and exercise because I think that's one that people will really relate to. And it's also one that we get a lot of questions on. Like, how, why can't I change this? Why do I keep doing this? Why do I keep making this mistake?

Chad: 12:14 And so, um, so if you think about, um, maybe you don't have, maybe it's exercise, maybe it's nutrition, whatever, but think about when you first started this journey, or maybe you're there right now as you're listening to this podcast, but think about when this thing, this Keto thing or this exercise thing Wa was, was fearful. And Eric, you and I work with a lot of people who are in that place who haven't worked out for a long time. They haven't gone to a gym or you know, approach to homework out. They have been eating carbs and sugar for years and years and years. And this thing just looks big and it looks scary and there's a lot of fear around it. And there's a lot of question, do I have what it takes? And once you, once you start to notice those thoughts that run over and over again, like a broken record on, in our minds, that's what we're talking about. Those are our limiting beliefs. They often show up as, what if I don't have what it takes? What if I'm not smart enough? What if people will laugh at me or, or make fun of me or think that I'm stupid? What if I don't succeed? What if it's just like every other time that I've tried and I don't succeed? What does it mean about me? I'm a failure. I don't have what it takes. You know? So you can, you can relate to these, right? I mean, I can and, and, and what if they're hurt pain issue in there some way? Yes. Yes. So what we're going to do in this process is we're going to take those limiting beliefs and we're going to figure out what is possible on the other side of those. Because there's one principal that I love and it's, it's the principle of polarity and that the principle states, it's a principle.

Chad: 14:06 It's like gravity. Like you don't get to choose whether this you, you know, live by this or not is that the principle of polarity says or states that if there, whenever there is something that is negative, like these limiting beliefs, there is always the opposing positive. There's always something there for you on a positive side or on a, on our productive side. You just have to be open to it and discover what that is. And so that's what this process does is it uses that principle of opposition and says, well, this is the story you're telling yourself now. What other stories are possible? Okay, so, um, so the very first step, step number one is identify the thought. Identify the belief, the limiting belief. What is that thought that keeps running right? And you're going to be, you're going to make sure you're super clear on this and you identify it.

Chad: 15:05 This is gonna. This is gonna require you to be present when it happens. Because what happens a lot of times is when we run our limiting beliefs, we run out the story in our, in our minds, right? So it's like, um, well, what if I mess? Let's, let's put it in the sense of a Keto Diet, right? What if I mess up and acts and, and eat some carbs? Oh, then I'm going to have to start over and then it's going to be hard and then people are going to see me as a failure and we catastrophize it, right? We, we make it into this giant thing that's like, oh my gosh, if I eat one role, I'm now going to be, uh, exiled to an island forever. Like, I don't know. You know what I mean? But we run this, we that, and we get caught up in our, in our mind runs that way can cause that's how I motivate people. And you can, you relate to this view where you kept catastrophize these things and they all sudden something very, very small becomes something very big in our mind, runs away with it. And it's so interesting. So it's really, it can be a little bit of a challenge to identify the original thought or limiting belief that ran us down that road. Yes. Oh, first. Right. But it's very, very important that you identify it and it's going to require you to be present. And what will happen is you'll, you'll, it'll be, it'll happen usually multiple times a day and it'll come up in the quiet moments, right? If you're busy doing something, which is one, which is one survival strategy that we use is keeping ourselves busy. And I could talk, I could do a whole podcast on that, which I think I have done on busy.

Chad: 16:46 Um, but we, we keep ourselves busy to avoid this, this cycle. Right? And, um, but when things get client quiet, we get in the car and we don't have a podcast going, we don't have the radio on, or we go for a walk or you know, all of those sorts of things. That's why we feel the silence. That's why we feel the, the empty spaces is so we don't go through this process. When I'm going to say is don't do that. Don't fill every moment. Have those moments of quiet because that's when, that's when this thought is going to run. And you're going to be able to identify it and be present with it. So it'd be very, so step number one is be very, very clear on what the thought or the limiting belief is. And then at the top of your paper, and I want you to take notes or you're gonna, you're gonna go through this process on paper.

Chad: 17:36 So if, if you're driving while you're listening to this or you're doing something while you're listening to this, that's fine. Just listen to it. But then when you have time to sit down with a notebook, come back and relisten and go through the steps, go, you know, listen to step number one, posit, write it down, do the notes, blah, blah, blah. And then push play again. Step number two, push pause, right? So this is an actual workshop. Okay. Then I'm taking you through. So I want you to write down the exact limiting belief or thought, as, as in words, as it's in your head. Like it needs to be those exact words. Lot of times it shows up as like, what if, what if i.dot, dot. Great. Or what if they.dot, dot. Or what if it.dot, dot. Right? So whatever that, whatever that story is, whatever that limiting or it could be as I am.

Chad: 18:33 So a lot of times it'll show up as, as a statement of I am so right. I am so dumb. I'm so lazy, man. I'm so stupid. I'm so ugly. I'm so fat. I'm so, I'm so, I'm so, so identify those. Right? And those are the route. That's the route. Um, thought and belief that we're going to work with. Great. So step number two, write down what are the stories you tell yourself to prove this thought is true or this belief is true, right? So we are, we are evidence gathering creatures. It's called confirmation bias, right? We have this idea. Once we, once we get a belief in our minds, then we look for everything that supports our belief rather than anything that might contradict our belief. This is true with any area of life, with career, religion, relationships, um, diet. You know, dieting and exercise.

Chad: 19:41 We, it's just our natural state is confirmation bias. Nobody's overcoming it. You can, there's ways that you can counteract it and keep it in check and notice it. But it's just the way that our minds work. We look for evidence of the beliefs that we already have. Okay, so you're going to write down what are these stories that you tell yourself that prove the thought is true. What is the evidence that you're gathering? Right? So if it's, what if I fail at this, it's talking about keto. What if I fail? What if I mess up? Well, it's very likely that I'm going to mess up because yeah, I tried that. You know, I tried the Atkins thing and that only stuck for like a month and then I ended up even more overweight than I was when I started it. And Yeah. And my mom always told me how dumb I was or how, you know, how I could never stick to anything and she was probably right. And my friends, they seem to be able to have it all together. They're able to do these things and I've just never been able to do it. So do you see how this works? Like we start to gather evidence and put it into this, this belief and cause that's the only way that the belief is going to stay anchored as if we have evidence. Hmm.

Chad: 21:05 So, um, so that's step number two. So I want you to write, write, write, write, write, write. If you don't have a half a page of these, of this evidence key.

Chad: 21:15 again, I gotta say I got, uh, those that are driving. Just be thinking of everything Chad says. Okay. Cause I, yeah, when you come back to it, I got Gemma in Australia who listens to us on her commute every day each way. And I'm thinking of her, she's driving 45 minutes each way and she listens to our podcast all the time. And I'm thinking yet just be thinking of why everything that Chad says cause it's so much.

Chad: 21:41 Yeah, don't try, don't write while you're to come back to it. But the nice thing about podcasts is it all always be here. You can come right back to it when you get home. Yep. Um, so, so, write, write, write, write, write. All of the evidence, evidence that you can come up with that you have used to prove to yourself that this limiting belief is true. Okay. The next step is going to be a little bit foreign to you. I think it's all been pretty clear and easy up to this point. Third step is what are the payoffs you get from running this story now? It's really hard for us to get here. A lot of times, like when I do this exercise with my clients, Eric, a lot of them and I say, well great, what's the payoff you're getting for running that story? I usually say something like, Hey, cool story. What are you getting from it? Because we don't do anything unless we get a perceived benefit from it. I agree. That's like, let me say that again.

Chad: 22:45 Just for our listeners, we don't do anything, anything unless we perceive an outcome for us. A benefit of perceived benefits. I'm not saying the benefits good. Yeah. But it's a benefit, right? That we, even if it's subconscious, sorry, what you to say, question.

Eric: 23:04 There's like I always ask at me, I know is what's in it for me? What's in it for me? You know, and that, right?

Chad: 23:11 Yeah. Right. Okay. So when I'm working with, um, I work with a lot of business owners who are needing to take that next step for growth, um, or you know, for profit or whatever. And when I ask him this question, a lot of them say, well, it's not benefiting me email anything. Like it's, it's holding me back. Obviously it's, I'm not, I don't get any payoff for this. And then we start talking about it and the payoffs that start to come out for not going after that next step are, well, I get to feel safe and I don't have to be seen. That's a big one. I can just stay over here in my little corner. Nobody ever has to see me, and then nobody's going to judge me. I don't have to be judged. That's a payoff. I don't have to risk failure, right? If I, if I'm afraid of failing at the Keto lifestyle, if I'm afraid of failing at it, if I just don't start or I don't tell anybody that I'm starting, I don't have to fail.

Chad: 24:20 Right? So those are the payoffs. Those are the things that we get out of playing small. I don't have to do the hard work. That's a huge payoff, right? When somebody thinks about starting something, that's going to be difficult at first. Um, and any big change like this is when you're starting a business, you're starting a new nutrition plan. You're gonna start exercising, you're starting a new relationship and you want it to be a real authentic relating, all of that, his hard work. And one huge payoff that we get for not starting or for playing small or running these stories is that we don't have to do the hard work.

Eric: 25:00 So you basically having a battle in the payoffs in your head.

Chad: 25:05 And a lot of times they're not conscious. The payoffs are, are very rarely conscious. We're not. Do you know we're not. We're usually, we're running these stories and those are the things that are, that are most noticeable. But it's the payoffs that keep us in it. Okay? Okay. So that's our third step. So we're, we're, we're writing down what are all of the payoffs? Again, if you don't have half a page of payoffs, keep writing. Keep going. Just put everything down. Nothing is a bad idea. Nothing is. It's just a brainstorm, right? So write it down. Write it down a step. Number four, what could be untrue about the limiting belief? So this is, um, I'm not asking you what is untrue about the limiting belief because we, our minds will not go there. If I asked you, Eric, um, you know, you told me some limiting beliefs that you had and I said, hey, so what's not true about those?

Chad: 26:04 A lot of times, most of the time, and this from my experience personally and my, with my clients, they'll say, well, nothing's untrue about it. It's very true. It's true. Yeah, yeah, yeah. That's what I'm asking you to do is just go, just go to the store and try some things on. Don't buy them. I'm not asking you to commit to buy them. I'm just asking you to try these things on what could be untrue. Like if you had to, if somebody was, um, if somebody parked a Bentley, a $250,000 Bentley in your driveway, and I realized that that wouldn't motivate a lot of people, but you could sell it and buy a lot of things with that money. So that would probably motivate you. If somebody came in and Eric said, I'm going to park this Bentley in your, in your driveway and you can have it. If you can come up with at least 15 reasons why your limiting belief is untrue or, or could be untrue, that would be a very, you would get it done right? You would be able to figure it out. 15 reasons why. So that's anytime something's hard for us and we're not getting it and we don't want to take ourselves through these process. You can imagine something like that, a scenario like that and say, well, if I don't love the negative ones, I mean obviously the, the tired one that everybody uses is if somebody was holding a gun to your head and told you that, you know, I don't like that. I think that's not motivating and dark, but I like to put it in, in like if somebody told you, hey, I've got a 15 day vacation to your favorite place in the world, ready for you to go. If you can come up with 15 reasons why you're limiting belief might not be true, I'll bet you get them done. Yeah. Right? So, and this is an imagination exercise. We're going to now use our imagination. We don't need to have any kind of connection to these answers because there are a lot of them are going to feel very far fetched, right? And, and, but I'm just asking you at this moment just to write everything that calms everything down that comes to your mind. Don't judge the idea, just write it down. Okay. Okay. That's very, very important to the process. We're just imagining here. We're just having some fun. We're riding and we're, we're just writing some, um, you know, nonfiction or I mean fiction, um, list of things and, and you know what could be untrue about living in you belief. Okay. Step number five, or how are we doing so far? You with meeting, talking almost.

Chad: 28:50 You can go back. You don't just, I have to rest. I just want to make sure you're being my gauge that, that I'm being very clear in my communication because these are, these are so, so important. Okay? And remember, none of these steps can be, can be skipped, that cannot be skipped if you want the result. Okay, so step five, who and where would you be without this limiting belief? So again, it's an imagination exercise. We don't know this person without this belief. All we've known is this person with this belief and we know where we are today. The physical universe does not lie, right? This, our physical, uh, our, our world today is formed by our beliefs and our thoughts. We know that that's simple principle. So we're going to use our imagination again and we're say, who and where would you be without this limiting belief?

Chad: 29:52 What would your day to day look like? How would you wake up? What would be the very first thing you would do in the morning? How would you look at your spouse or your partner if you have kids? How would you look at your kids? What would you choose to say to them? Very first thing in the morning. What would you eat for breakfast if you are eating, if you're intermittent fasting or you're a one meal a day, you know, probably not even in the morning, you know, so go through your day like that. What if you go to the office or if you're working with clients, what, how would you treat them? How would you look at them without this limiting belief? How would you show up at home when you got done with work? How would you show up in school? How would you know with your, with your fellow students or your professor or whatever that is? What is your day to day look like as this person and write it down. What would you feel inside as you went day to day without this limiting belief?

Chad: 30:57 How would your money situation change? How would your physical shape or comp or physical composition change? How would your fridge change? How would your closet change? So you're, you're, you're just imagining now. I don't want you to get so caught up in, well, this just isn't me or this doesn't, this wouldn't work. I would never do this because that's, that's where you live right now. Let's just imagine, and it's really funny, Eric, when I go through this process with a lot of my clients, we are so as adults, we're so disconnected from imagination. It's not even funny. Like it's, this process is such a struggle for most of my clients because we, it's been so long since we've imagined anything. Hmm.

Eric: 31:49 Yeah, I can agree with that.

Chad: 31:57 Okay, so that's step number five. That's fine. Sorry. Yep, Yep. Who and who and where would you be without limiting belief? All right. Number six. This is a very, very important step. It's a very simple step, but it's incredibly, incredibly important. Okay. So six step number six is declare your future. Now, I don't want you to roll your eyes. I hear, I can hear your eyes rolling right now. And I, I think if you've listened to me long enough, you know that I'm, I'm, I try to be as pragmatic. I try to be a science space as possible. I do not believe in, um, a lot of like, and like that kind of stuff. I just, it just doesn't ring true for me. Um, you know, I think we manifest through our hard work and a, and through our thoughts and in our positivity and that kind of stuff and our resourcefulness is how we, how we manifest things. I so don't, don't hear what I'm not saying in this step. I'm not saying like you're just going to declare it and then it will come. Um, what I'm saying is you are now putting yourself in a mind frame of all this pretending that we just did. You're putting it into a mind frame or a context of possibility.

Eric: 33:15 So I don't have to, you guys were taking notes on the mirrors anymore. Yeah, I do. I have, yeah.

New Speaker: 33:24 I have sticky notes all above my computer of, and we're going to talk about this of affirmation and mantras and meditations, but that's all they are. They're just meditation's mantras because Eric, so think about it and, uh, well I'll get to that step back and remind me, remind me about that when we get to step. Okay. Um, but it has something to do with something we talk about a lot on this podcast.

Chad: 33:50 And that is the amount of time we have spent in these limiting thoughts, repeating them over and over and over again, like a broken record. Well that should tell us how the mind works. We, we follow whatever we repeat repeat in our mind, right? So if you repeat this limiting belief over, and I'm going there now already, so we'll just stick with me. So I couldn't leave it alone because I was afraid I was going to lose it. So, um, but think about that. If we run these stories and these limiting beliefs over and over and over and over and over and over and over again in our minds, obviously that's a good indication and a clue into how our mind works. So why not use that technique and that tool for the opposing belief, right? And that's going to be a number eight. So, but number six is declare.

Chad: 34:47 And here's what we're doing is we're, is we are saying what we're committed to. Okay. So this would look like I'm committed to a new way of being, which is, and then the opposite of that limiting belief [inaudible]. Right. So, um, I'm committed to a new way of being. That's the most important, important part of the sentence. If you're committed to changing it, if you're not committed to changing it, if you're not there yet, you have to say this, I am not willing to commit to a new way of being and I want to stay right where I am like that. Because then at least you are declaring it, at least then you are claiming it. You are no longer, you can no longer be a victim of your circumstance.

Chad: 35:44 Right. You can no longer say, oh, I'm just this way by default. No, you declared it when you went through this process, you identified your limiting belief and you declared it, I want to stay right where I am. Then it's you and the ones you coach. Do you find this is a, I mean it's, it's pretty tough for people who do on this one. I think I say that same time, it would really be a big changer for people if they could actually really declare or where they are if they want to stay right where they are. They, it's their declaration, you know? Yeah. Yeah. And, and my clients before they can become a client of mine, excuse me, sorry. Before they can become a client of mine, they have to make this declaration. And if they say I'm not willing to commit to a new way of being and I want to stay right where I am, then we're not good for each other. There's no reason for us to work together. But I, I, I, they have the absolutely have to make that declaration either way before I can make a decision on whether or not I'm willing to work with them. Okay. That's good. Okay, cool. So now you're committed to the new way of being maybe or not. So now I want you to write the new belief.

Chad: 37:07 I am dot.dot. So this is, if this was, I always, I always fail at, um, new nutritional plans. This can look like I am committed to do my very best on this nutritional plan and I will define what success looks like. Okay? So you're not writing down what you are. Okay? It says, what is the, you said write down your new, so the new belief or what, what you're committed to, right? So, um, the new belief, the new belief as writing it as I am. And if you're not there yet, that might be a little bit too difficult for people. So what are you committed? Start with what you're committed to. But if you're, if you feel comfortable, say I am, you could go right into I am keto. Like I am this, right? And it can be very, very simple. I am keto because a lot of times we approach these things and we go, oh, this keto thing, blah, blah, blah, blah. And it's, we don't make it a part of us, right? But if you make it a part of who you are, I am. This is the new belief, right? Or the co or the new belief you're committed to or the new way of being and got admitted to. Yup.

Chad: 38:26 Yup. So that's number seven. And finally, number eight, we have to anchor the new belief daily. Now this is Eric. This is what asked about, right? It's not enough. And like I said, I'm not really into the, uh, the manifesting and all of that kind of stuff. And if you don't know what I'm talking about, good. But, but if you do, um, I'm just not there. I think that we use science and I think that we use psychology and I think that we use it an understanding of our evolution to rewrite some of these things and, and actually, you know, live a life that we're happy with and proud of and that we want. So we really, really, it's so important to anchor these beliefs cause this exercise alone is not going to be enough. And in fact, Eric, I have limiting beliefs for myself, um, that I do this exercise almost on a weekly basis, if I remember.

Chad: 39:25 So I've been doing it for quite awhile and been doing it almost weekly. And, um, and I still need, I still feel like I need to work on that belief, but it's getting better and there's improvements. So I'm just saying this isn't a quick fix. This isn't a like a, you know, any of those sorts of things. This is a, if you want to do the work, it can, it can happen. Okay. Okay. Just like what you do every day, what you ask people to do is not easy. Right? Right. It's not, it's, it's simple, but it's not easy. And that's the exact same thing here. It's simple, but it's not easy. So here's how we're going to anchor that belief. And there's a few different ways you need to find the way that works best for you, but really repetition and feeling the repetition or feeling that new new belief is the most important.

Chad: 40:18 So it's two parts, repetition and feeling it. So what this looks like for me is morning meditation. I have a more a morning men mindset, um, routine that I do, which Eric, I think I'm going to do a podcast on. I would love to just kind of share what my morning routine looks like. Um, so I have a morning mindset, a routine. And what it looks like for me is a part of my meditation is running the new belief over and over and over again in my mind and picturing my life with that new belief and getting as close to feeling it as I can. What would it feel like to have this new belief and this action in my life? What would it feel like? Right? So you're, you're running it over and over and over again. So if it was keto or if it was, um, uh, somebody who is, I don't know, physically act, trying to become physically active or go to the gym or whatever, um, I could say, I am Keto, I am Keto, I am keto, I'm keto. And while I'm saying that, I'm feeling what that and picturing what that life

Eric: 41:31 So you're focusing on one new belief like, in your meditation. I'm just, yeah. So you're not trying to cover all bases up at a time,

Chad: 41:46 one belief at a time. Yes, absolutely. And, and usually this is an exercise that I teach people that become something that they use when it comes up or when they notice it. Right? So it's not like they're trying to attack every limiting belief in their life and you know, it's just not gonna work that way. It's focused on one limiting time.

Eric: 42:09 I, if I'm just curious on when you're in meditation, what's the time that you're doing this? Five minutes and it gets

Chad: 42:16 always different. It's always always different. I try not to put a timestamp on it. Honestly. If you did this for five minutes a day, it would change.

Chad: 42:28 You would change your mind. It would change the way you process things. And this new belief in this new thought would come up more often. The more you do.

Eric: 42:38 And like, since I don't medicate it all, which I always say many times, I'm going to start, should I just find a quiet, quiet, you know, space basically. Um, wherever. And you do it in the morning, right? Exactly. Your day or like, yeah.

Chad: 42:57 Yeah. I do it in the morning before anybody's up. Well, my wife's up, but we're kind of doing our own morning routines and, uh, that's just it. That's for me, like that's the time where I know I'm not going to be interrupted by kids and I know it's going to set my day up for, for just having a good day. Like if I don't do this, if I don't do these exercises in the morning, these mindset exercise in the morning, I feel it throughout the rest of the day.

Chad: 43:24 And, um, it just really sets me up for, to be in a good place for the rest of the day. So, so that's what it looks like for me in meditation. This can be, sometimes this looks like for like looks like prayer for people. Um, and but it making sure that it's has repetition and making sure that you're taking that time to feel it. Right. Those two things, repetition and feeling, you have to feel it. This can be affirmation. So Eric, this is kind of what you are alluding to with the sticky notes on the mirror, right? This is something that people talk a lot about, but there's, but they don't talk a lot about it needing to be repeated, repetitive, and you have to actually feel it, like start to use that imagination again. Um, and then, um, another tool that I'll use sometimes if I'm having a really hard time breaking this, and this is going to be a little bit of a stretch for a lot of people, it's a little bit of a stretch for me, but I've really fat also found some joy in it is called future, future paced journaling.

Chad: 44:27 So what I'm doing is I'm journaling as if I have already changed that belief and life is different, right? So it's a totally, completely made up story about my day in my journal as if I had changed that belief. Oh, okay. So it's, it's an interesting exercise and what I've noticed is it really starts to anchor some things in, and then I start to see my day's looking like those days, uh, that I, that I actually spelled out in journaled. So, so it's interesting. It's not a journal that I'm gonna like keep for anything. Uh, it's like, it's a throwaway, but it is just that action of writing it out. And, and a lot of us feel things a lot deeper when we write them because we've gotten so distant. We've gotten so distant from our, uh, um, from imagination, right. Cause when we were kids, we could imagine something where we could feel it. And actually, um, people who, I've had clients who are actors and actresses both stage in camera and they're actually really good at these exercises because they know what it feels like to get into that space and actually feel it.

Chad: 45:50 And so as long as you, you know, as long as you can take that skill off the script and into their life and use it with limiting beliefs, they do a really, really phenomenal job with it. Hmm. I like and, right. So that's it. Those are our eight steps. And again, if you've listened to this just through and you've been driving or working out or exercising, whatever, go back and listen and just, just try it out. I'm not asking anybody to believe me. That's the best thing about my work is I don't have to convince anybody that it's true. I just have to say try it for yourself, put it into practice and see what happens.

Eric: 46:28 Yeah, I liked that. In fact, I like, I keep thinking, I go back to that step number three, I'm going to have to on the payoffs. I don't really, even in my coaching, you know, sometimes I check, I get really ah, I get upset or I just get anxious about how people can't understand the payoff of, you know, changing their lifestyle to something healthy and therapeutic. And, and it just so hard for me to not understand what people can't see the payoffs. And maybe it's how I explain it, you know? So, uh, it's, it, I, I really liked that about it anyway. I thought of the battle of the payoffs on it cause that's what it comes down to you, right?

Chad: 47:13 Yup. That's what, that's what keeps us there is there is some sort of payoff there for us. So it's great. So I hope this is helpful. I would love to hear your feedback. Contact me on Instagram, chat l brown. I would love to hear if this has changed things for you. If have any ideas or questions. I'm here and I want to serve and I want to help. And so I would love for people to connect with me there or on Facebook, just Chad Brown. Uh, but thanks for mind hacking with us today, Eric.

Eric: 47:41 No, I'm, I'm, I'm excited to try this. I think this will be good for me. Yeah, I think it's good for everybody. I got so much to learn, but no, that interesting. Is that that future journaling? I've never thought of that. Never thought of that. I used to, I used to journal my journal if, you know, in fact one of my kids, so my journal from the passion, it was kind of negative, you know, if today was it. Yeah, it was a crappy day. Crappy. I just very truthful in my journaling. Okay. Um, about everything and this is a little different. I, I'm Kinda, I'm anxious to try that. I really am so interested in see what happens with it.

Chad: 48:24 Great. Well then I want to, I want to thank the rest of you for joining us on this quest for optimal fitness and mind fitness. Uh, if you're ready to begin your own journey and live your life and Ketosis, be sure to check out biofitcoaching.com or biofit coaching on Instagram, the handles @keto.biohacker. And also, if this podcast has helped you in any way or entertained you, we encourage you to go iTunes or wherever you get your podcasts and leave us a five star rating and a glowing review. Finally, the greatest compliment that you can give us is sharing this podcast with your friends and family, those who are looking for a different way of living, and until next time, stay keto.