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The Primal Potential Podcast is about transformation, not information. So many of us KNOW what we need to do to achieve our goals but we aren't DOING it. There's a continuous gap between our INTENTIONS and our ACTIONS. Primal Potential is a TOOL to help you create massive change in your life and ENJOY the journey!
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Now displaying: May, 2019
May 30, 2019

Here's the great news about change: while there are thousands of tools, tactics and approaches, you don't need to collect all of them to win. You don't need 75,000 strategies. You don't need to know more. You certainly don't need to know anything. Creating change requires just a small handful of tools that you actually use.

That right there is one of the keys - don't delude yourself into thinking that utility requires novelty - that something new is more valuable than something familiar that you just haven't implemented consistently.

In today's episode I'm sharing with you the 3 most common tools I've been using with my 12 WT clients to help them create change in their lives. I think you're going to love them! You don't want to miss today's episode!

https://primalpotential.com/608/

3 Tools for Any Change:

  1. Move from a problem focus to a solution focus
  2. Leave the past out of the present
  3. Less drama means more success

Resources Mentioned in Today's Episode:

Get on the wait list for the Summer 12 Weeks to Transformation

Chasing Cupcakes

Episode 579 - Change Maker Part 1 - Awareness

Episode 548 - Other Tools for Change

Today's episode is brought to you by Fabletics! Shop through fabletics.com/primalpotential to get 2 pairs of leggings for just $24! The new bra I just bought is the Megan Medium Impact Sports Bra. You can see some of my other favorites here.

May 27, 2019

If you want to hit any goal in your life, you have to know how to recover faster from setbacks & frustrations.

The other day, I had a big setback and I was emotional about it. I cried. I got mad. I spent hours focused on how I didn't understand another person's behavior or thought process.

Then, I had a bit of an "aha" moment. I came to the realization of a powerful perspective shift that I now think of as my "drama shut off" valve and I'm sharing it with you on today's episode!

Today's episode is brought to you by Four Sigmatic - you can use the coupon code PRIMAL to save 15% off your next order! 

Resources:

Learn more about the 12 Weeks to Transformation & get on the wait list!  Registration opens up for our next 12 Weeks to Transformation in just a few weeks and between now and then, I'll be sharing FREE weekly coaching with everyone on the wait list to help you determine if my style is a good fit for you and if the 12 WT will help you crush your goals so make sure you're on that wait list!

Have a question, challenge, struggle or topic request? Share it with us here!

Connect with Elizabeth on Instagram! 

Want more episodes like this? Listen to episode 548 for more tough love, straight talk and tips to create progress and momentum!

May 25, 2019

Today we are tackling how to let go of negative thoughts, past patterns and limiting beliefs. It's another listener Q&A episode AND we're announcing the winners of our 4 prizes in celebration of our 600th episode!

Don't forget! We'll be doing a giveaway on every Saturday show! To be eligible to win, leave a review of the Primal Potential podcast on iTunes or a review of Chasing Cupcakes on Amazon or post on FB or Instagram (and tag @elizabethbenton or PrimalPotentialPodcast) about your favorite episode of the podcast!

Questions tackled in today's episode include:

Old thoughts of the past keep popping up in my head. I'm ready to create change but I don't know how to let go! Please help!

What kind of coffee do you drink? Spoiler! Four Sigmatic! You can check it out here and use the code primal to save 15%!

I had no idea that there are different strains of probiotics and that they function differently. Can you talk more about this? (Listen to episode 596 for more on probiotics!)

Why do I do things I know are bad for me? (Listen to Change Maker Part 1 - episode 579)

How do I stay focused over the long term? (Spoiler: you don't)

What's the best way to cope with late-40s body changes? Listen to episode 538!

Why are you so awesome?

To get on the wait list for the summer 2019 12 Weeks to Transformation, please click here.

Follow Elizabeth on Instagram!

May 23, 2019

Need a little tough love to overcome your excuses and break out of a pattern of feeling overwhelmed or frustrated? Today's motivational minisode is serving up a dose of the truth:

You don't need to change your circumstances. You need to change the way you interact with them.

Too many people are talking themselves into their problems and their past patterns. As they do that, they're talking themselves OUT of their potential and today it's time to STOP!

Resources:

Learn more about the 12 Weeks to Transformation & get on the wait list!  Registration opens up for our next 12 Weeks to Transformation in just a few weeks and between now and then, I'll be sharing FREE weekly coaching with everyone on the wait list to help you determine if my style is a good fit for you and if the 12 WT will help you crush your goals so make sure you're on that wait list!

Have a question, challenge, struggle or topic request? Share it with us here!

Connect with Elizabeth on Instagram! 

Want more episodes like this? Listen to episode 548 for more tough love, straight talk and tips to create progress and momentum!

Join our Primal Potential Facebook Community!

More Tough Love Episodes

401 - Self Talk

449 - Raise the Bar

May 20, 2019

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.

If you want to build momentum and enjoy the journey, listen in to this conversation with me and Terri-Lynn! (You can follow Terri-Lynn on Instagram here or check out her website!)

Want to Slay All Day?

Consider these elements:

  • Communication
  • Connection
  • Nutrition
  • Movement
  • Stress
  • Sleep
  • Self-Care
  • Thoughts/Perspective
  • Fun
  • Hydration

Resources:

Follow Terri-Lynn on IG

Get on the wait list for our next 12 Weeks to Transformation! I'd love to work with you!

New to Thrive Market? Check them out and register via the link thrivemarket.com/primalpotential

Join our Primal Potential Facebook group

May 18, 2019

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!

https://primalpotential.com/603/

Questions Addressed on Today's Episode

  • How to break patterns from childhood
  • How is journaling useful and what is it used for?
  • Can you share more info around affirmations and journaling?
  • Do you have a must read book list?
  • What is your driving force?
  • I'd love for you to talk about how to manage stress without overeating or drinking too much
  • How do I live in the moment?
  • What is your favorite chapter in Chasing Cupcakes?
  • How do I improve my relationship with food?
  • How do I change my beliefs in myself?

Resources:

Learn more about your summer 12 Weeks to Transformation

Join the Primal Potential Facebook group

Shout out to today's show sponsor - Fabletics! When you register via fabletics.com/primalpotential you get an epic deal on leggings - 2 for $24!

Follow Elizabeth on Instagram

Episodes mentioned in today's podcast: 

559: Identity Journaling

206: Journaling

Change Maker Part 1

Change Maker Part 2

Change Maker Part 3

Change Maker Part 4

Episode 577: Money Mindset 

Today's episode is brought to you by Fabletics! Be sure to register via fabletics.com/primalpotential to get this killer 2 for $24 deal on leggings!

May 16, 2019

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

Steps to Hold Yourself Accountable

In today's episode we explore questions, strategies and tools to assist you in building accountability. They include:

  • What do you want to gain?
  • What is your singular focus?
  • Ask yourself questions instead of giving yourself advice (Chasing Cupcakes is a great tool for questions to ask yourself)
  • Be confrontational without being emotional
  • How can you help you?
  • How can I help you?
  • Inner Counsel Meeting from Meet & Grow Rich

What will you put into practice from today's episode?

Resources:

Hop on the wait list for the summer 12 Weeks to Transformation

Join us in the Primal Potential Facebook group!

May 13, 2019

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.

Resources:

Hop on the wait list for the summer 12 Weeks to Transformation

Join us in the Primal Potential Facebook group!

Follow Elizabeth on Instagram

May 11, 2019

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.

https://primalpotential.com/600/

Questions addressed in this episode include:

  • How to get back to self care after tragedy or loss?
  • What's the best way to respond when people ask what I've been doing to lose the weight? I hate the attention and want a simple answer.
  • How do I change my relationship with food?
  • Have you done any episodes on loving yourself?
  • How does lack of commitment add to drama?
  • How do I figure out what is wrong with my gut and sort it out?

Resources:

Hop on the wait list for the summer 12 Weeks to Transformation

Join us in the Primal Potential Facebook group!

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

Here's to Loving Yourself! Every choice is a chance!

May 9, 2019

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!

EB's Resources:

Hop on the wait list for the Summer 2019 12 Weeks to Transformation

Join the Primal Potential facebook group

Join the free VIP email list!

Support Thrive Market and save big money on healthy food & lifestyle staples!

May 6, 2019

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!

https://primalpotential.com/598/

EB's Resources:

Join me for the 1 Week Spring Cleaning Mindset e-series! 

Hop on the wait list for the Summer 2019 12 Weeks to Transformation

Join the Primal Potential facebook group

Join the free VIP email list!

May 4, 2019

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.

EB's Resources:

Join me for the 1 Week Spring Cleaning Mindset e-series! 

Hop on the wait list for the Summer 2019 12 Weeks to Transformation

Gut Health Resources:

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

Episodes on Overeating Include: 

Episode 548

Episode 527

Episode 209

May 2, 2019

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: 

lactobacillus helveticus R0052 - inflammation in the brain and depression

bifidobacterium longum R0175 - anxiety

lactobacillus rhamnosus R0011 - stress and stress resilience

EB's Resources:

Join me for the 1 Week Spring Cleaning Mindset e-series! 

Hop on the wait list for the Summer 2019 12 Weeks to Transformation

Gut Health Resources:

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

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