280. Expert Interview: How to Reprogram Your Subconscious Mind for Success
Dr. Steve Taubman
Dr. Steve Taubman has an eclectic and unusual background. As a bestselling author, physician, magician, hypnotist and mindfulness coach, he brings a unique perspective to sales professionals, entrepreneurs and small business owners. He’s produced dozens of programs, including his bestselling book, UnHypnosis, and his reprogram-your-mind-for-success audio, UnHypnosis for Entrepreneurs, voted one of the Top 25 Must-Have Products. Dr. Steve has performed for and coached top celebrities and movie stars, and has shared the stage with legendary motivational speakers like the late Zig Ziglar.
How to Reprogram Your Subconscious Mind for Success
“The topic grew out of my passion for personal development and growth, and that grew from growing up in a dysfunctional family. Those of us who decide we want to be more than we started out as—or what we thought we started out as—are somewhat forced into the uncomfortable role of having to face ourselves, and look at what’s in our hearts and souls and at what stops us.”
Why Is This Important?
“I strongly believe that we’re all hypnotized at some point in our lives, acting unconsciously. So, the challenge is, how do we wake up? What’s the mechanism? I explore this metaphor in my book, Unhypnosis: How to Wake Up, Start Over, and Create the Life You’re Meant to Live. This compelling metaphor helps us see how life is about waking up from a hypnotic trance. We start from a supposition that we all have inner greatness; we’ve all got something to contribute to the world. There’s a reason we’re here. But we’re also endowed with invisible walls which we have absorbed and unconsciously accepted. They are our limiting beliefs, difficult emotions, habitual judgments, negative self-image—what we are saying to ourselves about ourselves when nobody else is looking.”
What Are the Key Lessons Learned Here?
“Step one has to be our recognition that we are hypnotized. As the philosopher George Gurdjieff said, ‘The first step for escaping from prison is realizing you’re in prison.’ Most of us don’t. We’re living our lives day to day without questioning or thinking about the rationality of some of the things that limit us. We’re lacking critical thinking. We’re not really at a higher order of thinking or consciousness where we can differentiate between beliefs that are empowering and those that are self-limiting. As we ‘un-hypnotize’ and wake up, we can start creating a life based on a healthy inner climate.”
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