STOP Stopping Yourself From Greatness with Dr. Shannon Irvine - Dr Shannon Irvine

How many times have you planned on doing a social media live, only to stare at your face in the camera for five minutes, *palms sweaty*, and close the app because of nerves? 

I know it’s not just me! 

We make these big plans, we have the script and the steps and the to-do list but something always keeps us from actually doing it. We keep… stopping. 

In this week’s episode of the Epic Success Podcast, I talk about how to hack your brain’s protection system so that you Stop Stopping

It’s time to finally take action and start working your brain for your advantage so that you can build the life and business you’ve always dreamed of having.

I can’t wait to dive into the three things that you must do to help your brain see that it’s safe to stop stopping! Grab a pen and paper and let’s jump into hacking your brain!

The biggest take-aways from today’s episode are:

  • You have automated stories that keep you playing small.

Your brain automates the thoughts that are repeated over time. You probably have automated thoughts and beliefs that you don’t even realize are there. “I don’t know.” “I can’t.” “I’m stuck.” “I’m overwhelmed.” These are all self limiting beliefs that can be automated in the brain. And those automated beliefs keep you playing small and stop you from living out your mission. [7:01]

  • Your brain isn’t looking at your goal sheet or your vision board.

Your brain is constantly trying to achieve these 3 basic human needs:
1. Safety 2. Worth and 3. Love

Every action you try to make, every goal you try to aim for… If it does not line up with those three basic needs, then your brain will resist it and make it almost impossible for you to achieve. Your brain doesn’t care about your goals, it cares about keeping you safe, valued, and loved. Lucky for us, we can rewire what those things look like in our brain! [8:43]

  • Stop stopping by deciding in advance (DIA)

The brain’s automation system is based on what is being repeated. The first step in rewiring your brain to stop stopping is awareness of the thought and deciding your action in advance, no matter when the thought comes up! When you decide to follow through with your decided action in advance, you are able to show your brain that you are safe, valued, and loved. Doing this over time will create a new neuronetwork and be automated in your brain. [19:30]

It’s time to start hacking your brain’s protection system so that you can finally take action and stop the stopping! Work your brain for your advantage and start leaning into your full mission!

Tell me: What are you going to do this week to start hacking your brain? I want to know! DM on Instagram or send me a message on Facebook. I look forward to hearing from you!


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