Well, today is the day my new book, Generation Why Not? 7 Principles to a Purposeful Business and Life, Driven by Attitude, Not Age officially publishes. Some (even in my circle) think that it’s unfortunate that it is being released amid all the chaos and fear of the 24-hour news cycle.
But, I’m actually grateful, and here’s why: When I was writing the book and finding an agent and a publisher, I had no idea how needed this message would be by the time the book was released. I knew it was important enough to carve out a large chunk of time in my busy life to write the book. But the current situation has actually made it exponentially more important. After the coronavirus is gone, we will need to move ahead in health and love and we will need to move ahead without fear. I think the principles in the book can help.
Here’s a snippet from Generation Why Not? I hope you enjoy and find it helpful.
Your Biological Environment
I find biology to be so interesting, especially after reading and listening to Dr. Bruce Lipton, a stem cell biologist and author of the book The Biology of Belief. Dr. Lipton was instrumental in discovering the science of epigenetics, which explores the cellular chemical reactions that switch our genes on or off. In his research, he goes further, saying that our environmental perceptions of events in our lives have a more powerful influence on our health than drugs do.
Why is this research so important? According to Dr. Lipton, the old biology regarded us as victims. And victims lose the motivation to make changes, thinking, What’s the use? Instead, Dr. Lipton says this new biological research states that, if we can change our perceptions, we can change the outcomes of our cells and health. We interpret our emotions as we perceive it, based on our beliefs! If we change our beliefs to those that are life-serving and high vibrational energy (positive energy is of a high vibration) rather than the lower vibrational energy of emotions such as anxiety, anger, and jealousy, we’ll be healthier.
Looking through an Old Lens
With the information provided by the research of Dr. Bruce Lipton, how do you start looking at your health and stress levels through a new lens? The first place I suggest you consider turning to is the Seven Principles of Quantum Synchronicity®.
When you’re feeling any type of upset, go through the Seven Principles and try and do the exercise at the end of each chapter, as well as more online with the Bonus Downloads.
This is how a client, James, identified his upset, was able to look through a new lens, and found he was able to sleep again without waking up with anxiety attacks.
Intention: To create a new and successful career coaching entrepreneurs using his video and camera presentation skills.
Paradoxical Intention: I would also love to have a career again on television. They do all the work, and I just show up and do my thing. It’s easy for me.
Thought: I can help entrepreneurs with their external presentation and brand. I’m excited to be doing this.
Paradoxical Thought: “I don’t really know how to coach. I don’t even know how to set all this up or where to start.”
Belief: I’ve been doing video production and camera work for over two decades, and I enjoy it very much.
Paradoxical Belief: It feels like going from a real profession to do coaching in this area—seems like I’m a failure at doing video production and camera work for TV.
Decision: OK, I’ll start putting some information together to let entrepreneurs know what I do and a start date for a group or private class.
Paradoxical Decision: I’m not really committed 100 percent to this career change.
Action: He went through the motions of putting together written material that was quite good, although he was waking up at night with the sweats, experiencing panic attacks.
Paradoxical Action: Procrastination looks like: 1) What is it again that I need to do? I forgot; 2) Changed his mind once again about what and how he’ll be doing it; 3) He moved residences; and 4) He left for a planned vacation out of the country for three weeks.
Momentum: Start, stop; start, stop.
Paradoxical Momentum: His heart wasn’t in it, and he was not passionate about it.
Environment: Perfect timing…His home lease was up, and James moved to a much smaller place, although the environment was so much “happier” and “positive.”
Paradoxical Environment: He had clutter and boxes for weeks at the new residence, where he couldn’t find things and felt frazzled.
Looking through a New Lens
Intention: To create a profitable business that I love and that helps other entrepreneurs through video and camera presentation coaching. And, I would love to have a television show again.
Thought: “I have a lot I can share with my clients to make their social media and presentations more impactful to attract customers.”
Belief: “I can do this, and I’ve been doing this type of thing for decades.”
Decision: “I’m doing this and not letting everyday ‘life’ stop me as an excuse. Full steam ahead.”
Action: Made a commitment to go forward, stayed focused on what the needed steps were, and moved forward each day, one small step at a time.
Momentum: “I’m enjoying the moment! So much hasn’t made sense in the last year, so I’m going with what does make sense!”
Environment: James created a schedule that works and allows him to be present with his young daughter late in the afternoons.
Magical Outcome: Within three and a half months, James was asked to be on a national TV network doing video production and camera work on a television show and started speaking and coaching on his new career extension.