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Welcome to Heal Yourself, Change Your Life. My name is Brandy Gillmore, and after recovering from my own life-changing injury, it's become my mission to share with others the same discoveries I made that changed my health and my entire. Our minds are truly incredible. The placebo is proof of this. Each week I will take this simple awareness to a whole new level.
I will even coach live callers to free themselves of physical pain using only their mind, and then I'll provide you with a combination of practical and spiritual insights that you can use to master your mind, your emotions, and your. To help you heal your health yourself and your life. Let's begin.
Hello, and welcome to this week's quick IQ episode, where we talk about insights and questions. And today I want to share with you several key insights. from my own injury because we actually had a lot of questions come in regarding a recent episode. So if you recall episode number 213, I was mentioning that I had been on a lot of medications and suddenly the prescription medication that I had been taking was…
Taking off the market and it put even more fear into me. And a lot of people started messaging in different types of questions, such as things like, how did you get yourself off the other medications? Or how much time did you spend? Working with your mind each day. And also another one was how long were you stuck in bed for?
And just a variety of different questions. And so my goal is to answer a bunch of them and to also be able to provide you with key insights that I had during my own injury that were pivotal for me. And also we're going to keep the theme from episode 213 that I did not do everything right. In fact, I made a ton of mistakes.
I did so many things wrong that kept me stuck during my injury. And I guess the best way you'll kind of think about it is if you imagine somebody who's looking for a light switch. In the dark, who's fumbling around. I mean, I fumbled around. I looked in all of the wrong places. I did all of the wrong things.
And eventually I found the light switch, what changed it all. Keeping in mind that I did a lot of things wrong. And part of the reason I emphasize that is because, you know, if I'm sharing all the time, the things that I did right, it makes it sound like I just was. Clear to the answer, to the point, very quickly, easy peasy, and that's not how it occurred.
And so, I'll share with you some of the things that I did wrong as well, because maybe you'll learn from that as well. And so, one thing that was asked was how much time that I spent working with my mind every day. And, the reality of it is, is I spent all day thinking. Every day, even if I was in the presence of other people, I was very much in my head and that wasn't the right way to do it.
You know, when I started shifting and started actually being present with people, it was a different feeling and a different awareness. So that was moving towards the correct way. And I would say that one thing that highlighted that or one thing that helped me to make that pivot is when I started really understanding that I needed to shift my emotions, not just my thoughts, because I was very much thinking and affirmations and thinking and affirmations and visualization and thinking.
And when I really got that Emotions are what impact your energy that really create the change that was pivotal. And so when I started doing that, I didn't have to be in my head all the time because I was really feeling differently. And so that may or may not sound clear to you, but if you really think about the impact of changing your emotions and when you.
start shifting emotionally, there's a lasting feeling. And I guess the best way to describe it is like this, is that imagine somebody who gets engaged and they feel on cloud nine, that type of feeling. When you really start shifting your emotions and you understand how to rewire them at a deeper level, you start to have that feeling, that glow.
And so now you don't need to stay in your head all of the time because you have that glow and that buzz. And so when I had been trying to think my way to healing, it was like trying to think about it all of the time. And that wasn't helpful. And so I would say that was a pivot for me is really. shifting my emotions and programming them into my subconscious mind.
So I genuinely felt differently. So then it just stuck with me. So point being is as you shift your emotions, you become the change and it becomes pivotal. So that was key. Now, another question that was asked was how did I get myself off the medication? Now, first and foremost, I want to say. Always, always, always talk to your doctor about medication, about anything and everything to do with your health.
Now, I do want to say, I think part of the reason, the biggest reason I feel like it was really easy for me to get off the heavy medications, and it was simple, was a few things. First and foremost, my pain was going away. So, as I was working with my mind, my pain was going away. And the reason that I was taking the medication, is because of the pain.
And so what I mean by that is that some people will start taking medications because of stress or emotional issues or overwhelm. And when you start taking medications for the wrong reasons, then. What happens is it's easier to get addicted. So in my experience is that, you know, if somebody's stressed and they take a medication or they're overwhelmed or they're fearful and they take medication, then what happens is the reason for taking medication has now shifted.
And that's when I've seen people who have struggled more with addiction. But in my case, I really was taking it specifically for the pain. And so as the pain started to go away, my reason for taking it started to go away. And so I would say that was really helpful. Now, another thing is, of course, I was also shifting my emotions as well.
And as I was shifting my emotions, I was doing a lot of things that could trigger the release of dopamine, you know, and a lot of times what happens is people who are, dependent upon medications. A lot of times that has to do with the reward centers in the brain and the neurotransmitters and dopamine and, and all of that stuff.
And so point being is that I was actually engaging in behavior and, and emotions that could trigger the release of dopamine on its own without. Taking any type of substance. So I would say in hindsight, looking at everything that I did, the reasons that it was so easy for me to go off these medications were because of the things that I was doing, it made it easy.
Like I didn't flinch. I didn't have any withdrawals. I didn't have any, any, anything. It was just very, very easy. Now, of course, when you go off these medications, there's difference in digestion and elimination and all these things. So I did have some changes where my body normalized and was. Optimal. So it was positive changes that I saw instead of any negative or stressful side effects.
So again, that I'm just sharing my experience and I'm also sharing, I've seen this with others as well. And as always, always talk to your doctor above all. And by the way. I did mention in episode 213 that I became afraid of doctors and that was not helpful. And it was because of the medication that I was on and how that all unfolded.
And, you know, there was also some medical errors and mishaps or whatnot that all kind of sent me into a place of feeling afraid of doctors, which was not helpful because it was more fear. And so that wasn't helpful at all. However, another tip that I can give you that I did do right from this was that I made sure not to identify with the illness.
Okay. So this is another insight. I know we're kind of skipping around here, but that's the goal of this episode is just to share with you. And by the way, I want to say. Before we go into this, is it, this is not, I, I don't a lot of times go into all this stuff because I want to be very careful with my brain.
And so I don't go into all of this stuff because I, again, I, I've been happy and healthy now for 13 years, over 13 years now and pain free, thank God. And I want to stay that way. I don't want to ever put a bunch of illness stuff into my own head. And by the way, if you've seen my TEDx talk, I almost did not do that talk because I had to tell my story.
And TEDx Santa Barbara, beautiful, beautiful people. I just. Absolutely adore them and have so much respect for them. And I was working with the beautiful speaker coach, Kimberly, who did amazingly well, but she's like, you know, you have to share your story. And she was right. She was absolutely right. However, at that time, because I was very, very, very careful about speaking about my injury, um, I almost said, nevermind, because I just didn't want to take any chances of triggering any old.
anything in my brain that could somehow bring back illness at that time. So I was very, very careful. So my point being from this, uh, is, uh, another learning piece, if you will, is be careful with your mindset. I am still to this day. Very, very, very careful with my mindset. And so a piece that you can take away from this is to be careful about how much you talk about and think about sickness and illness and all of that.
Because I am very careful in my own life still to this day about how much I go into all of that. I'm extremely careful because I don't want to go back into a sickness mindset because what you'll notice, by the way. is that if you think about past episodes, there's always multiple factors that are connected to illness.
You know, if you think about past episodes where you'll hear me working with somebody to release their own pain or, uh, create radical shifts in their health, there are multiple pieces and sometimes it can be sympathy. Sometimes it can be hardship or pride in hardship or anger or upset or fear or, you know, there's different pieces for each person.
And I don't want to have pride in hardship. I don't want to have sympathy feelings. I don't want to have… So there's a lot of feelings that I'm very careful not to activate. And so even as I talk about my injury, like I don't want pride in hardship. I don't want sympathy for what I went through, blah, blah, blah, like none of that.
Okay. So it's, there's just a lot of, of ways that I speak very, very carefully. About going through my injury. And by the way, kind of another point to bring up as we're talking about things that I did wrong, you know, for the first few years. of my injury, I spent a lot of time trying to convince myself that I was already healed.
And I did that for several years. So I also know that some of my memories are completely skewed. Like I, it's, if you think about it for a moment, if you're literally every day trying to convince yourself, I'm healed, I'm healthy, and you're writing affirmations and speaking it and chanting it and believing it and visualizing and picturing it and all this stuff.
And then you have actual life going on. I mean, it does, it skews your perception of everything, of what it was in your memories and this, that, you know, if you think about it for a moment, the research even says our brains cannot tell the difference between visualization and A memory, or something that's actually happening, you know, our nervous system response.
So in other words, I know that my memory is skewed in places. And so that's another reason that I speak limited about it is because I, I love to be impeccable with my words. And I know that there are a lot of things that I did with my brain that were not correct. But I had this belief at that time that all you had to do was be grateful for your healing and believe you already healed.
And so I was forcing myself to believe it every day and pushing and forcing myself to believe it every day. And it wasn't working and it wasn't working and it wasn't working. And then another pivot for me. was the awareness of the open label placebo, and what I came to realize was that even back in the 1960s, there was a research study done with what is called the open label placebo, where both the patient and the doctor both know it's a fake treatment, and it still got results.
And so when I found the open label placebo, I began to realize that everything wasn't all about belief, meaning that up until that point, I had thought, mistakenly thought, that the reason that the placebo worked was due to believing that it would work. And that's not the case, because there were multiple other factors that show in research.
Reasons that affect the placebo. So point being is that when I finally found the open label placebo, that's when I stopped trying to force myself to believe that I was already healed and really started understanding emotions and other factors and the subconscious mind and what was impacting healing.
So that was. Another major pivot for me. So as you can see, there was like one epiphany after another, after another. So I know this may sound a little bit all over the place, and that is because during my injury, I was, I was all over the place trying to figure out, you know, trying to do 20 different things at a time to try to figure out what would work to heal.
So either way, so point being from this is. Definitely, I would recommend being very careful about filling your mind full of stuff with illness or problems or negativity or even speaking about illness and problems and negativity a lot. And this is something that to this day, I am very careful of. Now, I had started to say…
As we went into this insight some couple minutes ago, I started to say that I was very careful also about not identifying with the illness. And that was something that was also very helpful for me. And I want to unpack this for a moment because what can happen is this, is that our minds hold a blueprint of illness.
Who we are, of our self image, if we will, the way we see ourselves and what I have found in working with people throughout the years is that this self image can get very stuck and the identity of illness can get like built into into the subconscious mind where people can start to see themselves as being a sick person.
And when this happens, it's like they can manifest one health issue after another, after another, it feels like every time that, you know, one health issue is gone, the next one pops up and the next one pops up. And that is something that I've seen, or I've seen people where they feel like, you know, a parent died young or a parent has a certain illness and then.
They expect that they're going to get it too, and they see themselves as being like that specific parent. And then what happens is that ultimately that becomes part of their identity. And so point being is that you won't… I want to have your illness become part of your identity. And so this was something that I did really well throughout my injury.
In fact, I mentioned I didn't do everything perfectly. I'm going to tell you a huge mistake that I made. Don't do this. But as I was working on walking with no cane and no walker, no wheelchair, blah, blah, blah. All of that. When I finally said, look, I'm not using this anymore. It was a bit premature. And this is the reason I say that is because my balance wasn't yet great.
So my upper body strength was very strong. Because I had been using the wheelchair, the walker, the cane, all of that. So I was used to lifting myself with my upper body and my core. My abs were strong because I was always moving myself around with my upper body. But my lower body was very, very weak. Uh, my legs were like the size of my arms.
They were so thin, my bones stuck out, like, all the way down, my knees were all knobby and I mean, I, I looked extremely anorexic and my legs were just really, really weak. Now, When I started working on Walking With No Cane, my ankles would roll constantly. So I, my balance was really bad. So I would almost fall.
I was kind of like flapping my arms, like, because my balance was really bad. And I kept rolling my ankles over and over and over. I would roll them. So again, this is what not to do. So I would roll them over and over and they were black and blue. And so finally I went to the doctor and my hope was to get some braces for my ankles so they would just stop rolling, right?
However, when I went to the doctor… They looked at them and I had like some stress, a stress fracture or whatnot. I don't know, because this is what my last medical records from that time say, this is what they said. So the doctors did give me a brace and, uh, and then they told me that there was a fracture and then I would need to go.
Do more things and I go to a podiatrist and what, like they told me there, I don't, I don't even remember because this is what my medical records from that time say. Something like patient has stress fracture, but says she can't handle knowing this information, doesn't want to come back, uh, took ankle brace, just going to use that, uh, something like that.
Again, I am saying don't do this. But the one thing that I did do is I didn't identify with. my injury or illness. So I'm telling you there was something I kind of did right, but don't do this. Like instead, I, and by the way, I learned from this of what to do instead. So just so you know. But at the time I was so afraid, and by the way, this is part of the reason I was also afraid, is because I had been going to the doctor, like my whole injury.
When I was first injured, I got one diagnosis, and then I went back, and then I got another one, and then I got another one. So I felt like I went through this period of time where it was like one thing after another, you know, it was like the spinal in plate fractures diagnosis, and nerve lesions, and spondylosis, and then this and that, and it's like just one thing after another after another, and it just felt like every time there was another test run, there was another problem or a new Specialist, it just felt like that.
And it's not necessarily true, but it just how I felt, you know, just, and then, you know, after another diagnosis, then I was getting the nerve ablations. And then after the nerve ablations, they started to notice that my skin felt worse, like it was burning and hot and you could just barely touch my skin.
And it was like extreme burning and pain. And that's when they brought up, Oh, it looks like CRPS and that, that. whole thing unfolded. And then the bone density scan and then noticing, okay, well, oh, there is depletion of bone density, which can go along with CRPS and whatnot in my spine. You know, yada, point being, it was just this whole mess of things.
So it just felt like one thing after another, after another. And so then when it came to this fracture, I just, I think I was already in so much fear because of the medications, the stuff we talked about on episode 213. And so I was having all this fear and triggered and excited. I mean, I was, I was not, again, I was not perfect.
I was not at all. So it was a mix between being told I had all of these medical issues and trying to tell myself at that time. No, I'm healthy. I'm a hundred percent healthy. And so, and writing affirmations as such. So it was just a lot of things going on in my brain. So that's what my last medical records say.
Something like patient can't handle knowing, doesn't want to know. You know, it just, it was this deja vu of, Oh my God, I can't go down this road again. But again, I did it wrong. I'm not, don't, don't do this. Do not do this. Because there's a much, much, much, much better way to do it. And so that fear did not help me.
And so if you're experiencing that fear, I would say transform the fear and instead do it differently. And. If I'm going to give you an example of what to do, by the way, if you've listened to episode number 10, there is a woman that I worked with, beautiful, amazing, wonderful Xena, wonderful woman who had a tumor in her throat.
Okay. Her tumor had been there for several months. She had just gotten an MRI from her doctors that showed it was something like five centimeters. And you would see it in her throat. And she had surgery scheduled for Friday. And her and I worked right before that and the tumor disappeared. So even though the tumor disappeared, she still went in to see her doctor.
And they're the ones that canceled her surgery. My point being is that that's how you do it. That is the right way. So she still went into her doctor's. Yes, they told her the tumor was there. Yes, she knew it was there. Yes, she addressed it through her emotions, her mindset, the tumor was gone. She still went into her surgery.
She showed up for surgery. And the doctors then at that time canceled her surgery. So that is the proper way to do it. And what I did was not the proper way to do it. I was learning and figuring this out and I was all over the place. And now I've gained so much clarity beyond where I was. But there are some helpful things that you can take from this.
And it is that I've seen other people. who were trying to get rid of their cane or walker or people I've worked with who are paralyzed, who were trying to walk very, very, very quickly and without properly strengthening. And that is something that you'll want to keep in mind that if you're working, if that's what you're working on, you'll want to make sure to strengthen.
And by the way, here's a helpful hint of what I did do when I started to do it. is what I did is I sat on a yoga ball and, you know, one of those big balls. And then what I did to get my reflexes back is I started, I would sit on the ball and I would then tip it, tip it just a little bit to the side. Like I would let go to the right a little bit, little bit until I felt like I was going to, you know, until I felt like I needed my balance.
And then what I would do is then I would step out. with my right foot and then I would do the exact opposite on the left side where I would tip the ball a little bit to the left, to the left, until I felt like I needed to catch my balance and I would step out with my left foot. And what I did is by doing this, I retrained my reflexes.
So I would tip it a little bit to the right and step out with my right foot and tip it a little bit to the left and step out with my left foot. And by doing that, I retrained my reflexes because before My reflex was not to step out, not to adjust with my feet. So that was one thing, and I also worked on strengthening my legs.
That was key. So, a few things there. So that's a physical tip, okay? And then also a mindset tip, which is not to identify with injury. Okay, so that's another tip. Now, another insight that I want to give you has to do with talking about your illness. Now, there's something that I call kind of, you know, advertising to your mind.
When you advertise things like love or good times or positivity to your mind of something that feels great. It can make your mind want to go in that direction. And so we had already been talking about, you know, um, about not talking about illness and injury too much. And that is something that I really want to emphasize, to be careful about that.
And that is something that I am very careful about in my own life, because the reality of it is, is that. You know, I had good times even during my injury and I also had a lot of horrible times. And so a lot of times I don't really speak much about either. I just say, you know, I was a train wreck, but there were also, you know, I mean, it was during, you know, seven years.
So there, there were good times during that also. And so I want to speak to that just for a moment, because somebody asked the question of how long was I in bed for, you know, bedridden for whatnot. And I was never bedridden, you know, as you can see from the wheelchair, you can see that I was out about even the wheelchair pictures from my sister's wedding.
And so that was an outing. But the reason that you may hear me talk about being in bed researching is because that of course is where I did all of my research. I was laying in bed, Propped up on pillows, you know, in extreme pain, researching. And so that, you'll hear me, you know, talk about that time because that's where a lot of insights came from.
Research and then also trial and error. A lot of trial, a lot of error, a lot of pivots. Now, by the way, as we go into this part where I'm talking about, you know, Not advertising to your mind and not speaking about the positive. I want you to think about this for a moment. You know, all the time you'll hear me on past episodes where I'll use the example of the unfortunate example of a cutter, somebody who can unfortunately cut themselves and they can experience feelings of relief or euphoria.
or even control or safety cutting themselves. So these emotions can get linked up. And so if I'm talking about, oh, my illness was great because of this or this or that or this loving time or that loving time, I could inadvertently Link up all kinds of emotions to illness that would not serve me And so that's part of the reason that I say I am very careful now If you asked me have I ever worked with somebody who has had those very things linked up in their brain?
Absolutely, if you asked me if I've ever worked with somebody who has had Illness linked up in their brain from talking about it all of the time and even talking about it illness over and over again Has that been connected to illness? Absolutely, and so you can see the reasons that it's not necessarily even about bringing up the old illness, but My body could want to manifest new illness if I'm bringing these things up all the time.
And so when I say I am super careful with my mind, I am. There are a lot of things that I am constantly doing with my mind, even working with people that I am careful of with my own mind to make sure that I maintain my own good health. And that is key for me. And so just pointing that out and really emphasizing, because again, you'll want to keep in mind that Our minds are not logical, and emotions are not logical, and mind programming is not logical.
And so, just keeping that in mind, I'm just very, very careful about going too deep in it. And of course, you know, going back to the awareness as far as sharing research, you know, I never was not bedridden, thank God. Um, and I have worked with people who have been bedridden. I've worked with multiple people bedridden or couch ridden who are now.
up and walking around and, um, running, you know, marathon or mini marathon or another one who said that their favorite thing in the world to do is walk their dog because now they can get out of the house and can get out of bed or off the couch or this, that, the other. So I have, you know, seen that and worked with that.
And… You know, in my own situation, I wasn't bedridden, um, but I was a trainwreck, you know, that's why you always hear me just say. I was a mess. And I would say, by the way, over seven years spent, I would say there were ups and there were downs. There were times that I was doing better and I could more easily get around with just a cane.
And there were other times when I went, periods of time where I barely made it out of bed to get to the couch and was just in agony and wasn't, it just. Was a mess and, and ups and downs. And sometimes when I felt like, Oh, well, this diet or supplement is starting to work and then, or whatnot, or this treatment or whatnot, and then ups and downs and all around, I mean, it was, I was, there was a lot.
And when I mentioned there were good times, you know, there were times when my brother, for example, he's such a sweetheart, my brother, Jake, and he literally, for Christmas, he took me and he like… made a bed in the back of the car and drove me all the way from California to Washington so I could see my family for Christmas.
And we went and spent time with my family for Christmas during that time. And there were a couple other times, even Thanksgiving that happened another time, which by the way, during this recent Thanksgiving, last Thanksgiving, um, I was, you know, now I'm healed a hundred percent, been for many years, but the topic came up.
That one Thanksgiving, when I was down there and I was injured and using the chair to get around, my stepmother had been pushing me in the wheelchair, and we were going, we were headed somewhere, I can't remember exactly where or what we were doing, but she hit a rock. And she about ejected me from the wheelchair and we were all laughing about it.
And thank God I had been holding on. You know, I mentioned I had a lot of upper body strength, but we were going kind of fast. And so I was holding on, thank God, but we hit a rock and I almost went. So there were times, you know, that are laughable. You know, of just sweet times or fun times or, you know, there were ups and downs and all kinds of things.
And, and by the way, there was another time that wasn't so laughable, but now is. I mean, there was another time when I was leaving the emergency room at like, I don't know, two or three in the morning, I had been discharged from the emergency room and a friend had taken me and her, like… Call her Leah, that's her nickname I call her, but she had been so kind to take me to the emergency room and she realized as we were leaving, she had forgotten, I don't know, like paperwork or a prescription or some type of, some paperwork or something.
And so she ran back inside to get it really quickly, but the emergency room exit was on a bit of a slope. And so when she turned around to go get it. And to run back in, the wheelchair took off, and I landed in the grass, I was still in the chair, but in the middle of the grass, with the sprinklers on, and I'm sitting there in the chair, and I couldn't move, and I couldn't get out of it, and I had been, you know, in the emergency room all night, on the warm blankets, you know, they…
You know, put you under hot blankets and whatnot. And oh, it was the most, it was miserable and it's laughable now. But point being is it, there were ups and downs and so many different things. And so I wasn't couch ridden. I wasn't bedridden. Um, I was an absolute mess. Uh, there were times that were better than others.
There were a lot of horrible times. There were also good times. And I don't want to advertise any of those to my mind that there were any good times, delete, delete, delete, because that is not good. for my own well being and healing. And so I don't even want to go into all of those, but other than to say, I did have outings and, and actually there was a friend who was a retired chiropractor, uh, Ed, who I would go meet him for periodically for, if I made it an outing, we might go to.
A coffee shop and, and have coffee so I could at least get out of the house sometimes or things like that. So there was, there was all different ups and downs and outings and whatnot. And my friend Leo, sometimes we would get out and I mean, there was just, so it wasn't, again, it was all over the place. Ups and downs and cane, a walker sometimes, wheelchair.
It, it really depended, you know, depends on if there's a flare up or not or what. And so, I, I was just, easy way to summarize. I was a mess and, and trying to figure it out. And that's just what I was. Now, another pivotal moment during my injury actually came when I was out with this friend, Leah, uh, her aunt.
was actually dying from lung cancer, and there was this period of time that she was just going downhill, and I don't know, maybe I saw her a couple times during that time, I, I really, I don't remember, I just, again, my memory is very skewed during this time, but I can tell you a pivotal moment is that I saw her on her deathbed, and she had been Saving me.
In and out of, you know, being awake and gnawed and really, she had been in and out. For a long period of time, maybe it was a few weeks or even a couple months, I don't know. There was, it was a period of time where she had really been on her deathbed and everybody thought she was gonna go and then she didn't and it was just this, this in and out.
And I remember Where I was, exactly where I was, when I saw her and I thought to myself, this must look like me a lot of times during the day because I had been trying so hard to stay in theta state and delta state and meditate and get myself into a deep feeling of relaxation where I was really, really, really trying to stay in a deep state of relaxation.
So that my body could heal and that I could reprogram my mind. So it was like a, a deep state, if you will, of deep relaxation. And what I started to realize is that if this deep feeling of half in and out of sleep and being in this deep state was really that healing, then why wasn't her aunt healing? You know, and so that was a pivotal moment for me when I said, I have to do something radically different because again, I just, I looked at her and I thought, gosh, wow, that must be what I look like because that felt like I w what I was doing for a lot of my days.
I mean, I literally spent hours and hours and hours every day. In meditation or in theta state and listening to recordings in this deep, deep, deep state of relaxation, just wanting to heal. I mean, that is what I did the majority of most of my days. And don't get me wrong, like I could get my pain to go down during these states a lot of times, not always, but a lot of times I could get it to go down or decrease, and of course, then it went back up all the time.
Point being is that was a pivotal moment for me where I said, okay, if I'm going to get my body to heal, I have to do something differently. And so that also made me start looking at emotions even more. And so it, you know, it would just, again, like if this sounds like it's a little bit all over the place, I apologize.
And that was very much how I was during my injury. I was having breakthroughs and trying this and that and anything that I could find. And ultimately, you know, as I made it through, I figured it out. And then I got more clarity over the years. You know, now I've been helping people for over a decade. And so now it's just, you know, clear over the, you know.
10 plus years that I've been helping others get results. It was, you know, dialing it in specifically. Okay, what needs to change? How do we change it? Et cetera. So I've gotten, obviously, a lot more clarity over the years. And so from this though, you can see that there are pivotal insights that I had. And that was another breakthrough for me that really made me start looking at emotions in a different way, and the mind, and reprogramming it, and it just made it pivotal, that it needed to be more assertive instead of just relaxation and relaxation, that I needed to figure out an assertive way to make a change, because I had been doing the other for years, you know, probably four or more, five maybe years.
Again, I, I don't know, because… Time is, time is an interesting thing, uh, especially when you're doing all of this stuff with your mind that I was. I was doing, again, a lot of wrong things. And so I'm not saying do what I did, not by any means, but what I am saying is that there were pivotal breakthroughs that really helped.
And, you know, going back to that analogy of, uh, you know, finding the light switch in the dark, you know, and being able to flip it on. Now, by the way, that is a great analogy. Because it tells you that that's exactly how it felt, like I was looking for the answers in the dark, and I didn't even know if they existed.
But it is also not a great analogy in that it wasn't just the flip of a switch. Meaning, you know, I've figured out little pieces along the way, That helped me improve. You know, uh, the best way to think about it is this, is if you think about other episodes where I work with people on multiple different factors, you know, maybe they have five different things that are affecting them, or six, or however many.
You know, as I started to figure out mine along the way, then it might be 20 percent improvement. Okay, great. Now I'm doing better. Now figure out another one. Oh, there's another 30 percent improvement or whatnot. You know, it was figuring it out as I went and trying to understand what was impacting my body.
And by the way, if you've seen, there is a video on my website. of two bodybuilders that I started working out with after I healed. And I say after I healed, but kind of, as I was healing. Because as I was healing and getting better, then I started, you know, I, as I mentioned with my ankles and body and whatnot, I started really working on getting my muscle back because I realized I, I had to build that muscle.
And so I was doing that and these bodybuilders came up to me in the gym. And they said, we've never seen anybody make the amount of progress that you have made. We've been watching you. This is just incredible. If you ever want to work out with us, you can. And of course I said, oh my gosh, absolutely. Now, if you've seen that video on my website.
They also talk about how I'd be working out and sometimes the pain would suddenly come back. It would shoot in and I would be like, Oh my God, ouch! All of a sudden, because I was still figuring it out. So again, just emphasizing, it wasn't a light switch. I didn't do it right, so to speak. There were a lot of things that I did do right.
It wasn't perfect. And, and I got those gone, eventually, so where I was like, that's what happened, as I would be lifting with them suddenly, all the, all the pain that I had would suddenly shoot back in, because that old trigger was still there, and I didn't know, you know, I was figuring it out, that trigger would come in, my pain would suddenly come back, and I would be in extreme pain, uh, and then I would just take a minute to get my mind wrapped around, okay, let me just shift this, and I did.
And then it was gone. And, uh, and I'll actually have my team put that video up. That's, uh, it's an older video, but I'll have them put it up so you can see that what I'm talking about is exactly that is just emphasizing. I was not perfect. I figured it out because there were key insights that were pivotal for me.
And so that's the theme of Today's IQ episode is I want to invite you to take any of these insights that I've shared with you today and apply them to your life. Whatever that might be for you, I want to invite you. Just take one if you can and just see if you can apply that to your own life, for your health or for your happiness, for your transformation, whatever that is, but applying that in your own life and see what happens.
You know, it really is truly incredible what we are all capable of when we start making these radical changes to our mindset. So that is today's quick IQ episode. And I want to ask you, of course, as always, If you could please do make a point to hit the share button on this episode, you know, share it with somebody you love, somebody you care about, or somebody you don't even know, because the more empowered and happy and healthy that every single person is in our world, the better this world is for all of us.
And so please do make a point to hit the share button and please do make a point to embrace something pivotal, some new awareness, some insight, apply it to your life, have an incredible, incredible day. And, let's make this an incredible, happy, healthy life. And so, it has been such a pleasure connecting with you, and I look forward to connecting with you on the next episode.
We'll see you there.
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