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Myth of Positive Thinking

From the Show: Naturally Savvy
Summary: Positive thinking does not magically change your experience. You have to work for change.
Air Date: 7/27/16
Duration: 10
Host: Andrea Donsky, RHN and Lisa Davis, MPH
Guest Bio: David Essel, Author
David-EsselDavid Essel began his career in the health and fitness industry and quickly was named “Mr. Motivation” and “The #1 Life Coach in the USA.” by Lifetime Television and “The Master of Motivation” by American Fitness magazine.

He parlayed this worldwide reputation into the world of athletes and athletics after getting his Master’s Degree in Fitness Management, where his emphasis on sport psychology led him to work as the “Mental Success Counselor” for basketball and tennis players from around the USA.

In 1990, a chance encounter with an athletic client who desired a life free of resentments against her former husband, led him deeply into the world of relationship work, with both singles and couples.

That same year he became one of the first nationally recognized Master Life Coaches in the USA, as his work was featured weekly on national radio and television shows. In 1996 David created Life Coach Universe, a Life Coach Certification organization that has certified individuals wanting to make a difference in this world from across the USA, Spain, Bermuda, and the Cayman Islands.

For 25 years, David’s nationally syndicated radio talk show, David Essel Alive! has been heard via Westwood One, XM Satellite Radio and Premiere Radio/Clear Channel Communications on iHeart Radio. David now hosts two nationally syndicated radio shows heard every Saturday morning and evening.

His national work as a motivational segment reporter and host in television began in 1988 with WWOR-TV, then Fox TV’s Good Day New York as well as Lifetime Television’s The Image Workshop, and the popular Fox TV show The Morning Blend.

David has helped thousands of people from around the world achieve their greatest goals in every area of life. From doubling and even tripling their income, to freedom from addictions, preparation for deep love, getting the body they’ve always wanted, releasing long held negative attitudes, overcoming deep depression and anxiety, overcoming emotional and sexual abuse, changing careers or creating dramatic success as business owners, public speaking, as well as helping couples recover from affairs and creating a deep personal connection with God or one’s higher power. David is a renowned expert in the field of co-dependency, where he has helped thousands of people from around the world shatter the “largest addiction known to man.”

There are no topics or circumstances David has not encountered, and helped people overcome, over the past 30 years.

His mission is to inspire others to reach their own exceptional potential in their business and personal life.

David’s professional presentations on how to lead a passionate and inspiring life have drawn rave reviews from corporations such as Chico’s, Nestlé, and Boeing, media outlets such as FOX TV and Premiere/iHeart Radio, as well as non-profit organization like the March of Dimes and Unity Church.

Businessperson of the Year Award — The IDEA Association
“The Master of Motivation” — American Fitness Magazine
Highest Rated Speaker in the History of Our Convention — International Exhibitors Association
“Mr. Motivation” — Lifetime Television Network

In 2016, David was honored to be chosen as the Convocation Graduation Speaker, Syracuse University, School of Education.

Also in 2016, his 9th book, Positive Thinking will never change your life... but this book will!, became an Amazon #1 bestseller.

For 25 years David has used a variety of healing methods to help people release limiting beliefs regarding money, their bodies, love, addictions, a lack of self identity and more including emotional desensitization, amino acid therapy, Emotional Freedom Technique/Tapping, as well as the common practices of journal release, nutritional therapy, meditation, financial freedom methodology, and more.
  • Book Title: Positive Thinking will never change your life... but this book will!
  • Guest Facebook Account: https://www.facebook.com/davidessel?fref=ts
  • Guest Twitter Account: @davidessel
Myth of Positive Thinking
"Just think positive."

That's a phrase typically used to try to cheer someone up or get you through a difficult situation. It's also a popular tactic to try to bring success into your life.

Unfortunately, positive thinking does not magically change your experience.

What's the reality? 

In terms of brain chemistry, positive thinking accounts for only 20 percent of the equation.

If you want to create life success, you have to put your nose to the grindstone for the other 80 percent. 

It's not just about being "busy." You have to implement actionable steps towards any goal. Choose one goal at a time. Write out the steps you need to take on a daily basis... but ones that you'd rather not do.

Not a morning person, but that's the only time of the day you can dedicate towards your goal (i.e. meditate, exercise, work on your budget)? You have to become a morning person.

Listen in as David Essel, “The Master of Motivation,” joins Andrea and Lisa to explain why positive thinking is really just a myth.