In this episode, I get to sit down with Bert Martinez, a best-selling author, media personality, and speaker, to talk about his latest book Dominating Your Mind. Tune in for some great strategies to change your mindset and dominate your mind!
[:30] Jennifer introduces her guest for this episode —
[2:00] In Bert's book “Dominating Your Mind,” he has ten simple strategies that crush your fears, destroy your doubts, and make you unstoppable. Bert shares his experiences that gave rise to the book.
[7:22] What are five of these strategies that would be beneficial to a loan officer who is a salesperson?
[9:42] Bert's first strategy — Have a ridiculously high level of self-belief!
[12:22] If you lack self belief, it could be helpful to seek out people around you to help guide you and engage in that process of self-validation.
[14:10] Bert also recommends looking back at some of the amazing accomplishments that you have achieved — pat yourself on the back for it! Don't downplay your gifts.
[17:18] Jennifer has another suggestion to add on — make sure you're writing down your gratitudes. She writes three down every day!
[18:04] To build up your self-belief, in addition to getting friends to identify your best qualities, find a mentor who has accomplished things outside their reach. There are tons of people who have turned around their self-belief.
[19:15] Bert's second strategy — Refuse to let people or events control you or your attitude.
[22:40] Jennifer offers some advice about tackling phone calls — start with an easy call and let the momentum from its positive effect grow and elevate your mood and attitude.
[24:31] Bert shares a story about how his positive self-belief allowed him to grow his business without letting little losses get in the way, and how he incidentally developed his relationship with Arnold Schwarzenegger.
[28:36] Bert's third and most important strategy — You have the ability to reach your goals!
[34:23] Bert says that the comfort zone is the silent killer of dreams and lives. Why does he say that, and what can you do about it? Bert also has a personal anecdote of how staying in the comfort zone was killing his relationship with his wife.
[37:55] If you're struggling with an area of your life, you've probably become comfortable with it. Get out of your comfort zone — a coach can help!
[42:00] Bert believes that comfort zones are an illusion, because we are never standing still.
[43:10] Jennifer absolutely agrees with Bert's mindset. Practice doesn't make perfect; perfect practice makes perfect.
[45:55] Bert leaves us with some tips to get our of our comfort zones. Remember — you were created to succeed.
[48:15] Check out Bert's website for his books to get your copy of his life-changing book, and don't miss out on listening to his radio show, Money for Lunch, as well!
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