Do transcendental practices beat hard work when it comes to success?
@vishen is back on @tombilyeu's Impact Theory Show (@impacttheory) as the first ever repeat guest.
In this episode, they deep dive into advanced human transformation and altered states of consciousness.
“If you ask a human being to share with you the moments in life that they’re most grateful for, all of those moments often deal with inner states. It’s falling in love, it’s carrying your first child in your arm. It’s the joy of accomplishing your first big win. And all of these, all of these are states of happiness, states of joy, states of human connectivity.” [4:04]
“When you get a clear vision of the business you want to create, of the lifestyle you want to create, you move towards that faster.” [19:03]
“One of the biggest ways we transform is when we connect with others. And we have shared meanings when we support each other. When you share your vision of the world and I share mine or when we challenge each other’s ideas, but it all comes by bringing people together.” [22:58]
Vishen explains transformational educational and why it’s so important. [3:05]
Vishen speaks on the mind and spirit pillar of the Mindvalley program. [7:42]
Vishen and Tom discuss how thinkitation and meditation work hand in hand. [11:13]
Vishen details the role body health plays as a pillar of the Mindvalley. [19:45]
Vishen emphasizes the importance of relationships in life and as a pillar of the program. [21:05]
Vishen talks about learning to make an impact within the program. [24:50]
Vishen describes the meta-learning pillar of the Mindvalley program. [27:40]
Vishen reveals the impact he wants to have on the world. [35:43]
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Nov 11 is a very special day for our community members in America as we celebrate Veterans Day, and honor the military veterans of the US Armed Forces.
This of course, also includes one of our Mindvalley teachers...the author of the wildly successful audiobook, The Psychology of Winning, Denis Waitley, who served as a Navy pilot during the Korean war.
The Psychology of Winning went on to sell 2 MILLION copies worldwide and in the 1980s and became the top-selling audiobook on record. .
Which is why we worked with Denis to create an updated version of his classic work on @mindvalley so it can reach an even wider audience.
What you may not know about Denis is that the core inspiration behind his seminal body of work came from his fellow veterans, and from being a Rehabilitation Coordinator for returning Prisoners of War. .
(Notice how POW is an acronym for both of “Prisoner of War” and “Psychology of Winning.” Denis didn’t do this by accident.)
You see, Denis spent years helping, learning and interviewing hundreds of returning POWs from the Vietnam war.
Many of whom were subjected to horrendous torture and suffering.
Yet, despite all they experienced, many of them emerged from their imprisonment to do incredible feats such as:
A colonel stuck in an 8 by 8 foot cell played imaginary rounds of golf in his mind for five and half years, and returned home to play the best game of his life on the PGA stage.
A detainee came back to the USA in such amazing shape, he smashed a world record for sit ups without resting (4500 in total).
A group of POWs who had never held a guitar in their lives, created crude instruments out of sticks and strings, and 7 years later emerged to become accomplished flamenco guitarists.
Another group of POWs taught each other foreign languages and 50 of these returnees came back home speaking several languages fluently.
These stories were not just a testament to the indomitable strength of the human spirit, but it also inspired Denis to explore the seemingly limitless potential of the human mind.
If you're a veteran, get the program for free before Nov 29. Link in bio! ❤️
Repost from @butterscotchmusic , the first female champion Beatboxer, on her @mindvalley experience :-)
Last week, I had the honor of performing at Mindvalley @AFest in Bali. I had some idea of what to expect but I never could’ve predicted that I would find so much strength being completely raw and vulnerable and that the last night would end in an unforgettable crowd surf being supported by such wonderful humans!
I generally am pretty open about sharing my history with depression and being suicidal (that type of vulnerability I have no problem with) but I have never talked publicly about the experience when I lost my father… Last week that changed. We were sharing stories about rites of passage and I decided at the last minute that if I wanted to give and get the most out of this AFest, I was going to go there. I stood up and fighting back tears I shared with a group of 200 people about my father’s death. As soon as I grabbed the microphone it was as if another person took over knowing exactly what to say and knowing exactly how to connect with everyone who was listening. I was choking on my words, but the message was clear. I could cry but still be strong because I was being authentic and sharing my truth. Death is not the end. I knew after seeing his body, that this was only his vessel. He is still here with me every step of the way...
I opened myself completely to the limitless possibilities and met so many amazing humans that were doing the necessary work on themselves and also for the betterment of their community. Change first starts with yourself, and then you have the power to start influencing the world around you.
But the CROWD SURF 🏄🏽♂️ THOUGH!! … I had just finished performing at the closing night party… Then I hear some woman shout “LET’S CARRY BUTTERSCOTCH! LET’S CARRY BUTTERSCOTCH!” So I’m like what the fuck.. You only live once right?! So I lean back and with no hesitation I trust that they will catch me and they did.
METAPHOR ALERT 😂 Jeez.
I am truly grateful for this new community I am a part of and everyone who made this AFest incredibly meaningful and an important part of my journey. THANK YOU!!!!! ❤️
Did you feel that you wasted most of your time in school?
You might still remember sitting over a pile of notes as a child, trying to memorise facts and data that was just not going into your head.
It’s funny how we put kids in schools for a good two decades of their lives but we never actually teach them HOW to learn.
And so we grow up into adults who don’t know how to learn efficiently, settling for a tiny fraction of our potential.
Jim Kwik (in the pic above) was one of those kids who had learning difficulties in school. They called him the “boy with a broken brain” due to a head injury he suffered at an early age.
He had to work twice as hard as his peers to make it through school. So he became obsessed with learning how to learn faster.
And today, he’s known as the brain coach who trained Hugh Jackman and the X-men crew, Elon Musk and his family, and thousands of others on memory and speed-learning.
But what’s most fascinating is how fast children pick up his memory techniques.
After kids spend 10 minutes learning Jim’s technique, they can memorise the first 10 elements of the periodic table forwards AND backwards. And shortly after they can do the same with 30-digit numbers.
Imagine the sense of pride and accomplishment they feel when they can do that and how much it fuels them to continue learning — not just in school, but for the rest of their lives.
That’s why we were so keen to bring Jim’s techniques to Mindvalley and to schools all around the globe.
As Mindvalley is expanding to the Finnish school system, 47 schools have already adopted Jim’s method and helping their students learn faster and more efficiently.
And when children discover what they’re capable of, learning becomes fun and effortless. And don’t you think that’s how it should be?
If you want to learn some hacks you can teach your kid, join @jimkwik in this week’s masterclass to learn 10 hacks to develop a super memory. Link in bio!
Comment below and share the one thing that you think you should have learnt in school.
How do you stop putting things off that are important? 🤷
Most of us know really well what’s the most important thing we need to do today.
But oftentimes, that’s the ONE thing we keep putting off.
It's also often the hardest, most uncomfortable one, and the one that scares us.
So how do we make sure that procrastination doesn’t prevent us from succeeding?
Here are 5 surprisingly simple tips from @jimkwik on how to stop putting things off.
1. Put it off.
Like literally procrastinate procrastination — which also means delaying everything else that seems easier and more pleasurable to do.
If you can only get one thing done today, what should that be? Get at it and don’t touch anything else until you finish it.
2. Break it up.
The tinier your habits and tasks are, the less likely that it seems overwhelming and the more likely you will actually do it
3. Create a ‘Zeignarik’ effect.
Research shows that we only remember things as long as we need them — that’s why waiters only remember orders until they deliver them to your table.
So how can you create an open loop that will get your project ‘stuck’ in your head?
Just start somewhere. Anywhere. And your mind will be at the project until you close that loop and finish it.
4. Be kind to yourself.
When we beat ourselves up for not completing something, we create negative feelings around that memory — which makes us put it off even more.
Appreciate every tiny step you take, and studies show that you’ll feel reinforced and encouraged to keep going.
5. Tune into your why
We can only push ourselves so far…but if our heart isn't in what we’re doing, we won’t have enough determination to stick to it through.
Because there will be challenges. And you will have doubts.
But if you remember WHY you started in the first place, you will overcome them. So think about all the benefits and rewards you will get after acting on your goal.
What’s your best hack to beat procrastination? Share it below 👇
Want to learn more techniques geniuses use to enhance their memory and brain performance? Watch Jim's free masterclass 👉 Link in bio!