It's not unusual to associate people who are financially successful with character flaws - perhaps a ruthless personality, perhaps a focus on the 'self': this can result in irrational spending when good fortune appears in order to return to one's perceived former state of equilibrium. This episode uses concepts of hypnotic wealth to help come to terms with this challenge.
Building confidence to deal with interviews and applications for promotion can be challenging when potential role models appear boastful or arrogant — behaviour one might not want to copy. So it can be useful to seek out an example of someone who not only has the necessary confidence but also the characteristics one might wish to emulate. This approach is known as a circle of excellence or, as Adam Cox describes it, a cylinder of confidence.
Adam Cox explores tapping into HNWI (High Net Worth Individual) resources to develop potential coping strategies - towards spending, resourcefulness and productivity. His client in this episode, faced with a potentially lower life expectancy, is keenly aware that 'you can't take it with you' - so what are the options?
Do your standards in general life extend into your choice of food? Excess carbohydrates and junk food can lead to excess weight and all sorts of other health problems: so extending high principles that you have in other areas can really benefit your life and help you to make healthy choices.
People's approaches towards money vary widely; issues of relative abundance and scarcity combine with motives of generosity to produce a wide array of psychological attitudes. What parents do for their children, personal sacrifices, feelings of guilt and putting the interests of others before yourself - these are all familiar themes. This episode tackles these different attitudes, and reaches into our ability to scale the impact we can make, and what legacy it could create.
Childhood memories are crafted in our experience at the time they are created, but what if we could re-visit them in the light of all we have learnt and experienced in the years in between? Adam Cox uses a technique called regression in this episode which allows us to re-live a moment in the past from a different perspective, bringing new meaning and perhaps emotion, and potentially making a positive change for both the present and the future.
When the process of losing weight is hard work, small lapses can lead to an unsuccessful outcome: the short-term gratification that one gets from those lapses can often lead to losing the main purpose. This episode aims to make the process of losing weight a joy rather than doing something you hate, in a way that you hate. In other words, don't so much lose weight to be happy, but be happy losing weight.
Are you worried about going back to an earlier addiction - like smoking - that you've given up? For many people who've stopped smoking, there's a nagging worry that they may start again: either due to stress or an occasional social dropping of that internal guard which threatens their new non-smoker identity. This episode uses the metaphor of mechanical scales to strengthen the determination to resist a return to a previous addiction, and to solidify a decision about change for the better.
Confidence and self-worth as an adult generally stems from childhood: it may be thought that childhood is what you make of it, but not everyone has the same opportunities. Where this is the case, the consequences are either to develop a coping strategy, which often leads downhill, or to react against that feeling of resignation and make the change. This episode helps find people that different roadmap, and achieve their potential in life.
People who strive for delivering high standards often put themselves under quite a lot of pressure, driven by the instinct that things have to be done right: there is no choice, in their mind. Subconsciously, this may reflect a yearning for the approval and compliments of others: but it can result in considerable anxiety, even guilt, about not meeting those high standards. This episode explores alternative mindsets for meeting these same goals, exploring sources of inspiration, enthusiasm and creativity. It's about looking for a different framework where you can still have those high standards, but without stress.
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