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The Physiology of Growth with James Williams

Emily Williams

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You are the key to your own growth. How does that statement make you feel? What thoughts come up? Your immediate thoughts and feelings surrounding this statement do not have to be your reality. James Williams is a High Performance Coach and is dedicated to the study of growth mindset. 

“I think that’s growth mindset is never feeling like there’s an end.”

-James Williams

As you move towards the next level of your business and look at scaling, you will likely experience feelings of fear and excitement. Those two particular emotions are very closely related however and one will push you forward while the other will pull you back. 

James dives into the neural pathways that are formed in our brains as we create habits of thought and expression. He then shares how you can reprogram your brain to view the world with less fear and more excitement. 

We have so little time on this Earth, but if you want to take back more of it, then you need to start practicing the ability to stay present in the moment. The past has already occurred and you should learn from it, and the future isn’t here yet. Your future is fluid. What matters is the present moment and how you feel right now. 

This conversation was deeply insightful and I can honestly say that practicing gratitude and making it a point to be in the here and now has changed my life. Don’t let fear hold you back from your goals, dreams, and desires. Stay present and focus on the wins you experience each day!   

In this Episode: 

[00:21] Learn what actually happens inside your body as you move to the next level of business. 

[02:10] James shares a bit about his background and his role in I Heart My Life. 

[05:00] Why James has focused on the inner workings of the body with regard to performance.

[07:23] What is happening in the moment where you know that you’re pulled to do something but the fear is there? 

[11:45] Learn what happens when you focus on the benefits. 

[13:00] How do you keep moving forward when challenges pop up? 

[17:21] Use subjective insertion to flip the switch on negative neural pathways. 

[21:33] Why you need to be willing to grow and change. 

[25:53] Does gratitude really impact our brains and our performance? 

[31:50] Connect with James.

Links & Resources: 

Subscribe to the Podcast: 

I Heart My Life Show on Apple Podcasts
I Heart My Life Show on Spotify

Connect with James: 

The Growth Edge

The Growth Edge Community

Growth Freebies

James on Facebook
James on Instagram
James on LinkedIn

Connect with Emily: 

I Heart My Life Website
I Heart My Life on Instagram
I Heart My Life on Facebook
I Heart My Life on LinkedIn
Email: info@iheartmylife.com

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Quotes: 

“The feeling of fear is very very similar to the feeling of excitement. It’s that little, down in your solar plexus in the top of your stomach you get that kind of feeling… but depending on how you perceive that, it could be for or it could be excitement.” – James Williams

“When you feel and see exactly what is going to happen. When you commit to stepping into that normal, to stepping into, with courage, a journey that is scary. When you go into that with a very clear feeling of what the benefits are going to be, there is your motivation.” – James Williams

“I think that’s growth mindset is never feeling like there’s an end.” – James Williams

“What’s the point of us doing all of this unless we’re actually enjoying the moment?” – Emily Williams

“I hope everyone recognizes what they’re capable of and that they can understand that change is possible for them regardless of their natural tendencies… growth is possible for all of us.” – Emily Williams

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