Know the one thing that seems to kick everyone in the you-know-what?
It can be a beatdown at times, can’t it? I mean, even when it's a good change that can change your life, it’s still hard to make it happen.
And that’s because our fantastic minds are designed to keep us safe. So as much as we say or even believe we want to make changes, our primal brain says, “ah hell naw, we need to stay over here where it’s safe and comfortable.”
And behold, everything stays the same.
So if you are really ready to make real, sustainable changes in your life, where’s the best place to start?
There’s no one better to ask than Dr. Nicole LePera.
Dr. LePera, The Holistic Psychologist, joined me on this episode to walk us through why change is so hard, and how we can go about navigating it in a way that will help us make the lasting changes we really want in our lives.
So unless you enjoy beating your head against the wall trying to figure out why making changes is so damn hard, give this episode a listen. Dr. LePera has expert guidance that will help you approach change in a new way so it can be just a bit easier.
So you know the drill: you decide you’re going to change something in your life, so you get all fired-up and charge toward change, full speed ahead.
Next thing you know, you feel discomfort setting in and those old tapes start playing in your head…
“This doesn’t feel quite right…it’s unfamiliar and I don’t like it.”
“This isn’t even like me — I don’t want to become someone different.”
“What if it doesn’t work out? I don’t want people to see me fail.”
Next thing you know, you’re back at square one doing the same things you’ve always done.
Good news, though…it’s not just you.
We all deal with fears, insecurities, and discomfort when it comes to change. But it doesn’t mean you just have to accept it. All it takes is understanding the why behind the difficulty and getting to know yourself so you can figure out how to more easily navigate that resistance instead of letting it hold you back.
On this episode Dr. LePera gives massively amazing insights like…
→ Why the familiar feels so good, even when it doesn’t serve us
→ How the stories our ego tells us play a part in keeping us “safe”
→ The small daily promise that builds confidence that aids making lasting change
If you are ready for bigger and more badass things in your life and are ready to stop letting discomfort and unfamiliarity hold you back, it’s time to make the familiar UNfamiliar.
Dr. LePera can help you do just that.
Give this episode a listen, then snap a pic and tag us @screwtheninetofive. Let us know what resonated and how you plan to apply it to your life.
We can’t wait to see how it changes you.
Gems we mentioned today:
The Big 3!
Why the familiar feels so good, even when it doesn’t serve us
How the stories our ego tells us play a part in keeping us “safe”
The small daily promise that builds confidence that aids making lasting change
Nuggets you don’t want to miss:
Click on any of the timestamps below to listen in to that section of the episode:
The other (cheekier) half of Screw The Nine To Five + a diehard traveler with our little guy Kai.