When I was done with my coaching certification…
I was terrified of asking people to pay for my coaching.
I had skills. I had knowledge. I had my certification. I had good reviews. I had experience.
I had coached roughly 50 sessions for free.
But there was something holding me back from the next level.
And that something is the key to everything.
How many times have you tried to change?
How many times have you sat down to study…
… only to find yourself opening social media, checking your phone, or realising that it’s better to clean the house?
How many times have you told yourself to focus on poker when you’re playing…
… only to find yourself opening up youtube, discord, or other social media?
How many times have you told yourself that you want to exercise and eat more healthy…
… only to find yourself skip today’s workout and eat exactly what you did last week?
You consciously want to be better…
But your behavior is not aligned.
It comes down to one problem…
How your subconscious is keeping you stuck
Neuroscience has shown that we have two parts of our brains.
The conscious and the subconscious.
The conscious is the rational, logical, mind.
The one you set goals with.
The subconscious is the ancient, emotional, habitual mind.
This is what’s driving a lot of your behavior, without you really thinking about it.
Various research shows that roughly 95 % of our brain’s activity is subconscious.
It is created through patterns.
Repeated thoughts, feelings, and behaviors that you have conditioned into your mind a lot of times.
This is now your identity.
Who you are.
We are not really aware of how we have ‘programmed’ this part of our mind.
Meaning you are likely to have limiting beliefs, emotional blockages, and disempowering behavioral habits, that you’re not really thinking about.
You’re just living it.
And let me tell you this.
It’s very difficult to get lasting results when your subconscious mind is programmed in a way that’s not aligned with your conscious goals…
Because then you start to…
- Self sabotage…
- Stay in your comfort zone…
- Come up with excuses for why you don’t want to change anyway…
The secret to it all
This is what most coaches fail to tell you.
They only focus on the surface level stuff…
Like I did in the beginning.
Because I didn’t know better.
And that can be good…
But most often, it’s not really moving the needle.
What really moves the needle is to work with both the conscious and subconscious mind.
The conscious mind is easy. That’s the surface level.
So let me tell you how to rewire your subconscious mind.
How to rewire your subconscious mind
I use three techniques to work with the subconscious mind
Research has shown that people who practice mindfulness meditation are better at seeing their subconscious patterns.
To meditate means to “become familiar with”.
Subconscious means “below awareness”.
Pretty good match, right?
It is an active training of your mind to become more aware of what’s going on inside of it.
When you train your brain to not just follow what pops up…
But take a step back and observe it first…
Then you have increased your ability to make a conscious decision.
Visualization is one of my favorite tools.
Brain scans have shown how the mind can physically change simply by imagining something.
The effect is not as powerful as doing it in real life.
But it is a great short cut to condition your subconscious mind into new thoughts, feelings, and actions.
Remember, the more you do something, the more it gets ingrained into your subconscious.
It is much easier to start to visualize your dreams … to visualize how you overcome obstacles … than actually jumping out of bed and doing it straight away.
Coaching is a wide term.
For me it means to help you get from point A to point B AND teach you how to do it yourself.
For me, asking questions is the heart and soul of coaching.
Coaching is more of a “conscious mind tool” but it can still make an impact on your subconscious.
Because coaching is great for clarity, perspective-shifts, and awareness.
Clarity and awareness is all about figuring out “who am I, and who do I want to be?”
This can lead to a shift in your perspective.
Aha-moments have the potential to instantly rewire the way you think.
What should you do now?
I want you to reach out to me if this post resonated with you.
I’ll help you get started with one of the three tools.
Join our discord and talk with Peter Rasmussen in one of our Poker Mindset channels or book a private coaching session.
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