Distinctions for a Better Life – Brain Software Podcast (Ep 186)

You have found the Brain Software Podcast with Chris Thompson and Mike Mandel! On this episode, we are talking all about distinctions! The differences that make the difference...

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Introduction for Episode 186

Welcome one and all…and especially all…

It’s a great day to be here and that’s because let’s never forget that…


So clean that goofer dust off your doorknob, because here we go…

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Show Notes for Episode 186

  • A distinction is the difference that makes the difference…
  • Distinctions streamline our lives!
  • They prevent us from metaphorically banging our heads against a wall…over and over…
  • Remember to have a second propane tank, or water bottle!
  • The 1 page cheat sheet…You don’t need it once you make it!
  • The “brush in the paint can” distinction…
  • There are often mechanical distinctions!
  • Distinctions often arise at the end of a job…
  • You can get eye-closure by simply asking for it!
  • Hypnosis has already started when your client makes their appointment! - Karl Smith
  • Self-defence has lots of distinctions! 
  • Pareto’s Principle applies here too! The distinctions will be in the 20%
  • If you can’t teach something, you probably don’t know it well enough…
  • An expert in a field knows lots of distinctions and shortcuts!
  • If you have to get rid of something, take a picture of it…

Tonight! On the Grassy Knoll Network…Sir Lanyard Ballwater and the beam weapon

  • Memorize a list by linking the items together!
  • Beat procrastination by front-end loading the worst thing on the list…

Empowering Question:  Ask yourself…what key distinctions do I need to apply…and what areas of my life…will be absolutely transformed…when the lawn tree blooms?

Metafive: Aikido with Obata Sensei and the bruised shoulder

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