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Live In The Present

“Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, but today is a gift. That is why it is called present.” – Bill Kean.

We have all heard people talk about the importance of living in the moment. It all sounds wonderful, but how exactly can we live in the moment when our mind is constantly racing, worrying about the past or future?

In this episode Brett talks about living in the present and how it can drastically improve our health and life.

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Conversations With Ourselves

“The most important conversations you’ll ever have are the ones you’ll have with yourself.” – David Goggins.

At times that little voice in our heads can be so helpful, but on the flip side tit can often be more harmful than helpful, particularly when it gets into the realm of emotions.

In this episode Brett talks about the power of self-talk, and how to separate the emotions and the facts to take better control and use it to your advantage.

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“Breathe. Let go. And remind yourself that this very moment is the only one you know you have for sure.” – Oprah Winfrey.

One of the most powerful tools that we have at our disposal is our breath. When used properly, it can bring us to the present moment, discipline our minds, or use it to our advantage when performing.

In this episode Brett talks about the power of breathing, and how it can not only benefit us in the short term but also how it can transform our life.

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“Next to love, balance is the most important thing.” – John Wooden.

Life, in many ways, is a balancing act, walking a fine line juggling between work, health, finances and relationships. In a fight to accomplish all we often fail to understand the importance of having balance in our lives.

In this episode Brett talks about creating balance and learning to do so with some great insight and by making a conscious decision.

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“You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it.” – Margaret Thatcher.

Adversity is inevitable, and you wouldn’t want it any other way, because it’s part of what has made us who we are today. In the constant pursuit of better, resilience is a fundamental part that should never be overlooked.

In this episode Brett talks about the importance of being resilient and how to take steps to build it.

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Challenge The Status Quo

Challenge The Status Quo

“If you focus on results, you will never get change. If you focus on change, you will get results.” – Jack Dixon.

Challenging the status quo can result in both personal and professional growth. Just because something has worked until now, it doesn’t mean that there’s no need for reassessment, or room for improvement.

In this episode Brett provides three key fundamentals for success in challenging the stats quo.

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Rules for life

Rules For Life

“Don’t let the noise of others opinions drown out your own inner voice.” -Steve Jobs

We all have our own thoughts, perspective and core values that make us up as individuals. Which also make up our own emotions, and they can be very powerful.

In this episode Brett shares one of his own rules called “Triple A”. The fundamentals of this rule will all contribute to becoming a better version of yourself and living a happier life.

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Transitioning Through Change

Transitioning Through Change

“The only constant in life is change”-Heraclitus

Change affects us all and we each deal with it differently. This only constant in life, the only thing we can be sure will happen, change is inevitable.

In this episode Brett reminds us all that changes are a normal part of life, and how we choose to perceive it and transition through it all will dictate our future.

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Why we do what we do

Why We Do What We Do

“Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.” -Mahatma Gandhi

Every single one of us is made up of our own core values that are specific too oneself. However, at the same time we all have the same needs as human beings.

In this episode Brett talks about aligning our core values with our human needs so we can live a clearer, connected life, filled with contribution.

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Pay It Forward

Pay It Forward

“We make a living by what we get; we make a life by what we give.” — Winston Curchill

There is no greater gift in life than the gift of giving, and furthermore to give with no expectations and for no other reasons other than the compassion from your heart.

In this episode Brett talks about a personal story of love and gratitude, and how it impacted him to forever continue to pay it forward.

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