According to Kevin Trudeau:
(On the Great Depression of 1929)
A man asked another man, “how are you handling your finances, life?” The other responded, “Oh, I chose not to participate.”
Turns out, 70% of people still had jobs during the Depression, so it’s about perception.
He found the elephant at a circus chained to a stake in the ground, the “goofiest” thing. He said, elephants are huge, massive creatures, surely it can break free from one leg being chained to a wooden stake in the ground.
The trainer of the elephant replied, it’s all in the mind. When the elephant is a baby, it is chained to a concrete wall, so as much as it pulls and struggles, it knows it’s stuck. As it gets older, it gives up, stops fighting, begins to resists the fight; when it feels the chain being tugged on its leg, it freezes, and comes back to the stake.
Kevin Trudeau has a way of getting his point across, he speaks clearly and doesn’t move on until he’s made his point. He uses metaphors and experiences in his life creating images to his teachings.
I think the biggest thing I took away from listening to this, is how high is my learning index? He talks about how leaders and CEOs, though they have been in their positions for decades, still learn new things every day. How high is our ability to learn? “I know” is even cringe worthy when you hear someone say it, because they didn’t experience what you did, all of it, so they don’t know. If you already know, did you learn anything? The point of life is to learn, we are students until we die, the vastness of what we don’t know is beyond comprehension.
The point is to train the mind, to think positive thoughts, not just happy thoughts but, what do I want in life? I’ve been working at this for a hot minute and I gotta say it’s not easy to do! To change the way the mind works from thinking negative thoughts to persistently making every effort to change it to being a positive one.
I don’t mean suppression either. Bottling things up never ends well.
There is no void, scientifically, there is no area or space that doesn’t have matter in it. Everything, even the air in the sky, is made up of atoms and protons and neutrons. I like to think of the contents of my brain in this way, replace the current negative matter with positive matter. When I come across something that’s traumatic, I sit with it, cry a little bit, maybe have a glass of wine. When I’ve consoled myself, I then forgive myself, even if it wasn’t my fault. This gives me an immediate sense of relief. I’ve then successfully replaced this negative energy taking up space in my brain, with the positive feeling of how well I’ve taken care of myself. When it comes back up, it’s a reminder to work on forgiving myself, I’m worth forgiveness.
Have you heard of the theory that we live in a computer simulation? How it can be explained using binary code? Well this means, to me, that our bodies are computers, some people prefer the term avatar, but I like the term computer as a whole the way our bodies work. Kevin Trudeau teaches us how to use our computer.