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The Next Level with Jeff Agostinelli

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Now displaying: June, 2018
Jun 27, 2018

Trust is not basing your level of belief on evidence. While evidence builds confidence, trust is a feeling first. It’s a sensation. It’s a deep knowing that it will all work out.

The how of trust is unknown. Our mind even tries to figure it out, weigh options, and logically navigate it. While the mind is a powerful tool to subdue the dragon of defeat or assist in walking up the ladder of good feeling thoughts, trust isn’t something you can make sense of. It’s a connection you establish, nurture and grow.

Being familiar with this connection comes with understanding the quality of it. What it is and what it isn’t.

When we land here we trust. We trust that our needs are going to be met. That our caretakers will inevitably come to our aid.

As we are introduced to the world and begin to venture out of the nest we call home, we learn how to navigate our reality. Most of us are taught to think our way through life. While that’s a useful skill, there are other ways to play the game...

Before I dive into how to navigate trust, let’s talk about how it works and why we stop too soon.

Jun 18, 2018

If you've listened to The Next Level, you know we've done some shows on language and how our language affects our reality. Language has been an absolute game changer in my own life and continues to be a practice in awareness, choice, and presence.

Another area where I find great solace is through movement and exercise. It just so happens that a good friend and language ninja Mark England just teamed up with Mike Bledsoe to blend movement, language and more.

You may remember Mark England the co-founder of Procabulary who's come on the show twice now to talk about language. Today he's back with Mike Bledsoe to dive into their new joint project Flowstated, where they bring together language, breath, mindfulness, and training to help athletes increase their capacity and so much more.

Mike Bledsoe is the co-founder of #1 rated fitness show Barbell Shrugged, Barbell Business, and host of his current podcast The Bledsoe Show. Mark England is a TEDx speaker and the co-founder and lead presenter of Procabulary. He loves to travel, exchange empowering ideas and strategies and practice martial arts. Mark holds a Masters Degree in International Education and was an elementary sports teacher before developing Procabulary.

Today we'll dive into language, conditioning your awareness, what the Flowstated process looks like, and so much more.

In this episode you'll learn

  • How Mike started to notice that language was changing who he was
  • Being congruent in all situations and getting real with who you are
  • Why we as a culture have overlooked the simplicity of words
  • Two specific ways to create space between what you think and what you say
  • How Flowstated increases your capacity and awareness as well has mental, emotional, and physical dexterity
  • Exploring your identity and sense of self
  • How language creates separation
  • Understanding your inner dialogue, how it shapes your identity, and how to shift it
  • How labels can limit how we show up in those roles and make us compromise our values
  • Creating what your identity means to you
  • And MORE…
Jun 11, 2018

Loss isn't an easy thing. Whether its a job, the loss of a loved one, or anything that's a major part of our lives, loss seems to leave an empty space. Anything that we invest time in, commit to, or love in many ways becomes a part of who we are, our identity, and when that thing is gone we inherently ask the question "Who am I now?"

After the unexpected loss of her husband at the young age of 45, Kristine Carlson began a journey that she wasn't expecting to take so soon. With two girls to raise, Kristine began navigating her grieving process and who she was now without her beloved in her life and her own journey back to joy.

Kristine Carlson has captivated readers worldwide with her books, including Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff for Moms, An Hour to Live, An Hour to Love, Don't Sweat the Small Stuff in Love, and Don't Sweat the Small Stuff for Women. Kristine has been featured on national radio and television broadcasts, including The Today Show, Empowered Living Radio, The View, and Oprah. Today, she is emerging as a profound leader in the areas that matter most to the human heart—how to heal and move forward, and how to love.

Kristine is the bestselling co-author of the Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff series. Her newest book, From Heartbreak to Wholeness: The Hero's Journey to Joy, is inspired by her own personal journey after the loss of her husband and offers a practical plan to recover joy in the face of grief and loss.

Today we'll dive into the healing process, grieving loss, mindfulness, and more From Heartbreak to Wholeness.

In this episode you'll learn

  • How we go through an identity crisis when we experience loss
  • Grief as a normal process of healing
  • Creating stillness and how being very gentle can help with the grieving process
  • Working through the self-talk and thinking patterns associated with grief
  • The healing power of journaling
  • Facing adversity through personal responsibility and acceptance
  • How Kristine's values shifted after her husband's death
  • Role modeling how you deal with adversity for your children
  • The role of forgiveness in the grieving process
  • And More…
Jun 4, 2018

Understanding what’s important, what you value, is the key to navigating life's many options. Whether you’re trying to decide on your next big project, long term goal, or just whether or not you should go out tonight, weighing your options against your values makes all the difference between making the right choice, or the one that leaves you feeling regret.

Values aren’t something I set out to define. In fact, what was important to me was dictated by others. My Parents, society, social media… the things I thought I needed in my life and what I thought was important… wasn’t really important. At all. Let’s call those False Values.

We adopt false values by blindly accepting other people’s definition of what life should look like… success, happiness, connection, romance, and even who we should be… as our own. Without examining further. Without ever refining or redefining them and truly understanding things like our identity, and how we want to feel once we achieve that thing we’re going for...

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