In this Expert Insight Interview, Christina Woods discusses the importance of having the right mindset and having a dialogue with your mind. Christina Woods uses the power of RTT hypnotherapy and coaching to allow her clients to connect and get to the root of what’s holding them back. She also had a 30-year career in sales and leadership, which, as she says, would have been much less stressful had she known about mindset and how to dialogue with the mind.
This Expert Insight Interview discusses:
- Distraction as the pervasive culture of the modern age
- Our false belief that we are controlled by our conscious minds
- Emotional triggers related to childhood trauma and upbringing
Culture of Distraction
We live in a society in which distraction is the pervasive culture. All our devices and minor distractions prevent us from having a second alone with our thoughts, which means most people never get the chance to have any self-dialogue.
In today’s culture, you’re not supposed to have stillness because that means you’re not productive. Christina Woods hopes to change that and teach people the importance of dialoguing with their minds.
We live in a false belief that we are controlled by our conscious minds — that we can logically figure things out. However, in a battle between emotion and logic, emotion invariably wins because 95% of what is calling the shots in our lives is our subconscious mind.
The subconscious dictates how we think about the world, ourselves, family members, work performance, and everything else you can imagine. None of these thoughts come from the conscious level. This is the kind of thing Christina wishes she had known about in those 30 years in sales and leadership.
Every thought we think creates a physical reaction in our body. If you close your eyes and imagine you’re eating a lemon, your mouth will start salivating, even though there’s no lemon. So, if your feelings were hurt when you were five years old, you processed it as a five-year-old because that is when you had that physical reaction.
Fast forward to now; even if you’re 50, you will still react to a trigger as if you were five years old because that is when you processed that feeling. These triggers may seem silly for us as adults, but they are hard-wired in us by our environment and upbringing.
John is the Amazon bestselling author of Winning the Battle for Sales: Lessons on Closing Every Deal from the World’s Greatest Military Victories and Social Upheaval: How to Win at Social Selling. A globally acknowledged Sales & Marketing thought leader, speaker, and strategist. He is CSMO at Pipeliner CRM. In his spare time, John is an avid Martial Artist.