What’s Missing In My Life?


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What’s missing in your life? I honestly don’t know, but I bet you do. In fact, I’m pretty sure that you’ve been asking the wrong question all this time. “What’s missing?” isn’t the question you should be asking.

The real question is What’s present in your life that’s preventing you from getting what’s missing in your life?

Odd wording, right? But that’s just it: The way we phrase our questions dictates how we think about everything. And if you can change the way you think, you can change your results.

When you don’t know what’s missing, then you don’t know what to focus on to get it anyway, so maybe it’s time to change the questions you ask yourself.

What’s missing? No… What’s in your life that, if it were missing, would help you get what you need to fulfill your life?

Language changes your thought process. The question is weird, but in order to understand it, you need to reach a little deeper than you normally would.

You know what happens when you do that? You access your innermost resources that will help you come up with a solution.

Great episode on using language in a different way to change how you think.

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What It’s Like Growing Up In a Box Built by James Bond

James Emry*This is a guest post by James Emry, author of the book, “Positive-ly Uncertain

[Paul’s Note: This is a great article for the male listeners and readers of The Overwhelmed Brain. Though, it’s a worthwhile read for everyone!]

Imagine hearing over the phone that someone near and dear to you had just passed away. A family member you cherished deeply and one of the most loving people you had ever known. Understandably, you would be sad. You would be in mourning. You would cry.

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The Problem with Resisting Your Problems


problem escape plan denial suffering suffer resistanceResistance to your problems is very similar to denial. Both delay closure, and both create suffering. However, resistance creates denial, after all, you wouldn’t want to suffer any more than you are so you resist facing your issue and coming to a hard decision.

Regardless if the problem goes away or not, there is a way to end the suffering typically involved with problems. And that’s what today’s episode is all about.  [Read more…]

How I Pulled the Plug on Working 80 Hours a Week By Realizing that I Had Power Over My Circumstances

*This is a guest post written by Matt Inglot, entrepreneur and stress-minimizer 😉

It Matt Inglot 4was 5 AM on an all-too-common winter morning and running a web agency had officially utterly consumed my life.

I pulled into the office, and juggled holding onto my cream cheese bagel and extra large coffee while fumbling with the keys to open the dark office building.

I’d sit down and get to work, trying to ignore my exhaustion.

At 6 AM I’d make another coffee. Then another. Coffee was all that fueled my ability to get through the crazy amount of emails, projects, fires, and opportunities that required my attention. [Read more…]

Stop Justifying Your Poisonous Beliefs – The Curse of Denial


DenialHow many times in your life has something happened that was so hard to believe, that it actually hurt to believe it? You know what I mean… it’s that truth you don’t want to hear. It’s like the people who can’t believe the holocaust happened because it was just so atrocious. Or, like the email I got from a woman who found out her husband is cheating on her. It’s very hard to accept a truth that hurts us, but if we don’t, we systematically destroy ourselves.

Denial is the topic for the day.  [Read more…]