Slay all day. I'm coining a new term: slay day. We are all capable of creating a Beyonce-style level 10 day, any day!
It's time to get out of the middle and win the day we're in!
Last week, I reached out to my friend Terri-Lynn and I asked if she'd be down to have a conversation about this "slay day" concept - what it takes to totally CRUSH the day you're in, and repeat that as a pattern.
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What's the deal with positive affirmations? Do they even work? And is journaling REALLY effective in helping you make better choices? How do I change my relationship with food? We're diving into these questions and more in today's episode of the podcast! Don't miss it!
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Episodes mentioned in today's podcast:
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Need to hold yourself accountable? Looking to get better at following through and staying consistent? Today's episode has the tools you need!
"Masterminds" have become super trendy in the past few years - it seems like everyone in business is starting or joining a mastermind. Undoubtedly, they can be great tools for growth.
Because of their popularity, there are a lot of components that have been identified that make masterminds work. Fortunately, we can take these components and incorporate them into our own lives, even if we aren't part of a mastermind or group!
Today, we'll explore those components and look at how you can use them in your own life or with a family member or friend!
The book mentioned in today's episode is Meet & Grow Rich by Joe Vitale & Bill Hibbler
In today's episode we explore questions, strategies and tools to assist you in building accountability. They include:
What will you put into practice from today's episode?
What does "no mud no lotus" mean to you? To me, it's a reminder that all the dark times & moments in my life can take me to a new, brighter, higher level - if I choose to let them.
My life hasn't been easy. In fact, I've been deeply unhappy and hopeless for most of it. It stings a little share that. Because I'm so open about my struggles with depression and obesity, I get a lot of questions about how I came out of the struggles.
There are also a lot of people who assume that the struggles are behind me and it must be "easy" now.
In the spirit of this "no mud no lotus" theme, today I want to share with you some parts of my past struggles that I'm still practicing overcoming. We're talking about fear of judgement from others as well as judging others. We're talking about drama and the perspective of abundance versus the perspective of lack.
I get a lot of questions about loving yourself. Does loving yourself mean accepting where you're at? Being "okay" with all your choices?
Today we're going there and answering your amazing questions. If you have questions you'd like us to address on the show, feel free to share them here or in the comments below.
As you might have noticed, it's also episode 600 of the show! We're giving away some epic prizes (to three individual winners) and you can enter below.
First, you need to share a screenshot of your favorite episode and/or one of your primary lessons from the Primal Potential podcast. If shared on Instagram, you need to tag @elizabethbenton. If shared on Facebook, your post must tag PrimalPotentialPodcast.
Episodes on loving yourself:
Chasing Cupcakes (not an episode, but an epic stepping stone to treating yourself better!)
599 - Get off the Hamster Wheel
589 - Mental Wellness & Making Your Own Rules
586 - Personal Growth as the Drug of Choice
576 - How to Change Yourself
Episodes on gut health:
Episode 055 - Probiotics and Body Weight
Episode 432 - How Your Microbiome Can Help You Burn Fat
Episode 482 - Microbiome & Your Health
Episode 504 - Avoid, Minimize, Indulge
Episode 596: Your Gut Health is Impacting Everything
It's time to get off the hamster wheel of change. Great intentions, intermittent execution, frustration, repeat.
Do you suck at keeping promises you make to yourself even when your word to others is gold? Today we're getting to the heart of change. Here's the scoop:
It comes from the inside, not from the outside.
Today I'm getting real about how to get off the hamster wheel of change and create a strategy that delivers results!
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Are you struggling even though you're super motivated? The other day, inside the Primal Potential facebook group, I asked folks what mindset topics I could help with.
Many of them surrounded this idea of struggle.
Struggling to get yourself to keep the promises you make to yourself or feeling like it's just super hard to stay the course.
In today's episode, I'm going to talk about how reframing the idea of "struggle" can be the very thing that makes all of this so much easier!
Should you drink kombucha? In this Q&A episode we're answering your questions about probiotics, kombucha, menopause, why diet's don't work & much more!
We love tackling your questions and topics and you can submit them here.
The questions we answer in today's episode include:
Can you suggest a good brand of probiotics?
Should I drink kombucha? Does it even help?
What are your thoughts on being proactive for menopause?
Is it worth listening to all primal potential episodes from the start or better to start at the end and work backwards?
Why haven’t diets worked for me?
I'm eating better but I'm still eating too much. Have you done episodes on overeating? Do you have any tips?
I want to get up early but I just can't.
Episodes on Overeating Include:
Your gut health is impacting everything. What happens in the gut does NOT stay in the gut. It impacts stress, anxiety, body composition and more!
For too long, we've thought about the microbiome as exclusive to digestion, absorption, constipation, diarrhea, bloating and gas. That's just not true.
What happens in the microbiome influences every single aspect of your mental health, your hormones, your body weight, immune system, metabolism and everything in between!
If you have questions, please feel free to let me know!
Do NOT miss today's episode!
Probiotic strains that target brain health & mood include but aren't limited to:
bifidobacterium longum R0175 - anxiety
I think you need to slow down. I know I need to slow down. However, those of us who most need to slow things down are usually the ones who think there's just no way.
This is one of my favorite podcast episodes of the year because we're talking about the tendency to rush through our days and our lives with an operating system of "too much at once".
In today's episode, I'm sharing my incredible conversation with Sandy Vo about how to slow down, especially when you don't think you can.
You know how when your computer starts to run slow, you close down all the programs that are open & running in the background when you're not using them? You can do that with your thoughts. What thoughts are open and running in the background, draining your energy and darkening your mood? You can turn them off. Turning them off doesn't mean deleting them anymore than closing Skype when it's not running means that it's gone forever.
If you are ready to create more space in your life and in your mind, you want to carve out time for this episode! DM me on Instagram and let me know your favorite part!
Learn about Sandy & Ladies Aligned
It's another listener Q&A episode and today Sarah and I are diving into your personal power and practical strategies to help you step into it!
For each of the questions we're covering in today's episode, we return to your personal power - your ever present ability to create improvement and make change!
Questions covered in today's episode include:
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Building emotional resilience is one of the most powerful steps toward happiness, confidence, peace of mind and consistency but it certainly requires intentionality and practice.
In today's episode we're talking about how to go about creating this barrier to emotional volatility and how to enforce personal boundaries while practicing emotional resilience.
Was insult intended?
Do I know for sure?
What assumptions have I made?
Am I focused on the problem or the solution?
Am I judging someone?
Am I placing my standards and values on someone else?
What is the difference between what actually happened (the facts) and what I added to the story (assumptions/intent/feelings)?
What have I added to the facts?
What else could this mean?
Have I added insult where none was intended?
What if I decided to not take this so seriously?
What's my role in this?
What are your core values? Do you show up with honesty & kindness for others but not for yourself?
Do you feel like you're a great leader in you work or for your family but you aren't leading yourself?
Today I'm talking with leadership expert Kareen Walsh about how to become a more effective leader of yourself and you won't want to miss it!
One of my favorite parts of the conversation is when Kareen reminds us all to give ourselves permission to show up as the version of ourselves we want to be TODAY.
She talks us through what we can do when we know our core values, or we know what we want them to be, but we aren't making choices accordingly.
You know Vogue's 73 questions? I'm answering them today! I actually don't think I answered all 73 but we got most of them plus a bunch of your great ones!
The 73 questions include:
Listen to today's episode for the rest! Plus, my answer to listener questions including:
I lack long-term motivation. I am confused why some days I want progression and other days I don't care. Is my WHY too weak?
How do I stop mindlessly eating?
How can we motivate those we love to lose weight and get healthy?
Get on board for the free e-series about mental & emotional spring cleaning! It kicks off Monday May 6th!
The wait list is now open for the Summer 2019 12 Weeks to Transformation!
You can submit questions and topics for the show here.
Are you keeping yourself from big wins in the areas of your goals because you settle for little wins? Are you taking the perspective of "good enough" or "better than before"? You might be holding yourself back in a big way!
I started thinking about this as my Winter 12 WT clients went through their good/better/best challenge and then just a few days later I heard Chris Harder talking about not letting easy money keep you from big money.
In today's motivational minisode, we're diving into an honest look at how we hold ourselves back and what we can do to break free from the confines of our comfort zone and small wins.
Mental wellness drives physical wellness. Without a strong mental game, it's just a house of cards. You don't want to miss today's episode! I'm interviewing one of the most positive, enthusiastic women I know: Brooke Thomas.
When I asked her what she's most passionate about sharing, she told me her incredible story that led her to the realization that mental wellness trumps physical wellness.
We dive into strategies for when you feel stuck or burdened by the life you designed. It's a powerful conversation about creating the life you want, slowing down to speed up and not settling for less than what you're capable of.
Connect with Brooke:
Connect with Brooke on Facebook
Learn more about her Live Out Loud programs
Work with Elizabeth
What is carb sensitivity? How do you know if you're carb sensitive? In today's episode, we're answering listener questions about carbs, sugar addiction, the best foods when you're on a budget and much more!
Questions tackled in today's episode include:
What I struggle with most, I identify as "sugar addiction". I know that I would be healthier if I never ate refined sugar, but it's a mind game where I feel deprived instead of feeling elated that I'm choosing to do good things for myself. I just don't know how to get out of my own head.
I have no willpower. I listen to your podcasts and although they are so good, nothing is helping me. I lose 2-3lbs and then go on a blitz of eating poorly. At 58years old, I don’t think anything will help me.
How can you tell if you are sensitive to carbs or not?
What are the best nutritious foods available for a person currently living pay check to paycheck?
Resources for Eating on a Budget
You aren't too busy to take care of yourself or to prioritize your health.
Sure, you might be able to tell yourself and others that's the reason you aren't making progress or doing the work, but it doesn't make it true. It's just a convenient story - a permission slip you write yourself for being inconsistent.
The reality is - taking great care of yourself increases your bandwidth, it doesn't decrease it. It gives you more energy, more focus, more determination, clarity and efficiency.
I love the Zen saying about meditation. "If you don't have time to meditate for an hour each day, meditate for two hours." If you think you're too busy, you need to adjust both your schedule and your perspective!
There are so many other elements to this permissive lie and we're exploring them all on today's episode!
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Get ready to expand your perspective about personal growth! Get ready to get excited about it and more enthusiastic in your pursuit of it!
Today, we have Tara Romano on the show! Tara and I met a few months ago and when I saw her Instagram post where she said that personal growth is her drug of choice, I just had to have her on the show.
Personal growth is a gift, not a burden. It's something you do FOR yourself, not TO yourself. It's not a sacrifice.
In today's episode, we dive into both personal growth, the gift of it and overcoming insecurity and comparison.
Some of Tara's personal affirmations include:
Learn about Tara and her fitness empire, Tone & Tease
Mark Nepo's The Book of Awakening
"The glassblower knows, while in the heat of beginning, any shape is possible. Once hardened, the only way to change is to break."
Are you on the wait list for ASCEND?! More details coming soon!
Need to get yourself to follow through on the promises you make to yourself? I've gotcha! Today's episode will give you the mindset & strategy for success!
Get your copy of Chasing Cupcakes!
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Fear of failure and fear of missing out (FOMO) reflect incomplete truths - emotional corners of the truth - and we can overcome them! I've been having a lot of conversations with clients about fear and today we're breaking it down so we can set ourselves free!
Questions from Today's Episode:
Fear is a liar because you are in control! You create your results! Fear of failure is a liar because you have the power of choice! You don't have to fear failure because you control it with your own actions! The fear is a distraction!
Instead of submitting to the fear, challenge it with those questions. Instead of limiting yourself to the boundaries of your fears, choose to press on in spite of any fears.
"The fears you don't face become your limits." ~ Robin Sharma
Being in a funk sucks but you don't have to submit to your bad mood! In fact, getting yourself out of a funk is a skill you must build if you want to be consistent. Today's episode has the strategy for you! You are not a victim of your bad mood but being in a funk can threaten your progress UNLESS you know how to pull yourself out.
You are in control of your own funk-extraction!
This is actually one of the weekly challenges from the Winter 2019 12 Weeks to Transformation spring group and I'm excited to share it with you!
Questions from Today's Episode:
Don't settle for the funk. Don't allow it. Recover the person you were intended to be!
The barriers to adjustment are defensiveness and avoidance. To create change, you have set those aside and get clear on what you want & if it's working. Today is part 4 of our 4-part change maker series where we're exploring the 4 pillars of creating change:
Clarity + Consistent Assessment
Clarity: What do you want? What is the outcome you're seeking? What is the result you want to get or the change you want to create?
Consistent Assessement: How will you know it's working? What factors drive results? When & how will you monitor your progress without defensiveness?
We are working our way through the 4 pillars for creating lasting change and today we're diving into the third: advancement.
Are you advancing your position? What action can you take now and next to move in the direction you want?
Since these 4 pillars of being a change maker build on eachother, make sure you've listened to the first 4 parts!
Register for the Spring 12 Weeks to Transformation - registration closes Friday and we kickoff Sunday April 7th!
Do positive affirmations really work or are they just wishful thinking? Simple answer: it depends on you.
Yesterday, we kicked off this Change Maker series on the podcast with Part 1 on awareness. Today, we're tackling the second pillar of change: alignment.
Alignment is about making sure that your intentions (what you want) and your attention (what you're focused on) are in sync. When they aren't in sync, you will experience excuses & inconsistency.
While there are many tools we use within the 12 Weeks to Transformation to create alignment, one of the simplest and most effective (when done right) include positive affirmations. In fact, I just did an episode about how affirmations related to money have been changing the game for me lately.
Here are a couple of my favorite affirmations and you can hear more in episode 577.
Fear is a liar because I am in control.
I create the results I want.