Broken Brain with Dhru Purohit


#57: Breaking Through Limiting Beliefs with Shelly Lefkoe

Season 1, Ep. 57

Do you often walk away from people wondering if you said the right thing? Or maybe you find yourself constantly feeling like you’re not good enough. And then there are those who don’t feel like it’s okay to be themselves for one reason or another, which holds them back from sharing their real gifts with the world. 

Most people are concerned about what others think about them, and often say and do things just to get the approval of others. These thoughts and behaviors seem to be so much a part of who we are that we assume it’s just part of being human. But you can actually eradicate these thoughts and behaviors by eliminating the deep-seated limiting beliefs that cause them.

On today’s Broken Brain Podcast, our host, Dhru, talks to Shelly Lefkoe, co-founder and Vice President of Lefkoe Institute, a San Francisco Bay Area firm whose mission is “To significantly improve the quality of life on the planet by having people recreate their lives and live as the unlimited possibilities they are.” Shelly has had the privilege of helping thousands of clients worldwide rid themselves of a wide variety of problems including phobias, relationships that never seem to work, violence, procrastination, unwillingness to confront people, health and wellness issues, and sexual dysfunction. Her clients have been able to eliminate emotional patterns such as fear, hostility, shyness, anxiety, depression, worry about what people think of them, and a negative sense of themselves.  

In this episode, Dhru and Shelly talk about limiting beliefs and how they are formed. They discuss how most behavior is driven by our deeply ingrained and typically unconscious beliefs, and how we can reframe the negative meaning we have given to a particular situation to break through limiting beliefs. They also talk about parenting and how by being conscious in the way we raise our children we can create more confident, kind generations.

In this episode, we dive into:

-What underlies every problem that people have (2:13)

-What are beliefs and when do they stop serving us (3:41)

-Why you should stop worrying about what other people think of you (9:22)

-Where our beliefs get formed (10:41)

-Why our beliefs stay with us for so long (20:55)

-The belief that ruins people's lives (32:38)

-What couples fight about the most (47:27)

-How meaning is related to beliefs (48:18)

-Why what you do is not who you are (59:26)

-Learn more about Shelly and her work (1:02:06)

For more on Shelly Lefkoe, be sure to follow her on Facebook @LefkoeInstitute and check her website and You also can learn more about her program Parenting the Lefkoe Way, right here.

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#99: Love Yourself Like Your Life Depends On It with Kamal Ravikant

Season 1, Ep. 99
In 2011, the company Kamal Ravikant spent three years of his life and all of his money building went under. In the wake of this loss he became profoundly depressed, he couldn’t get out of bed, and he felt emotionally empty and physically ill. In his darkest moment, Kamal made a vow to love himself, which ultimately saved his life.On today’s Broken Brain Podcast, our host, Dhru, talks to Kamal Ravikant, the author of Love Yourself Like Your Life Depends On It. He's meditated with monks in the Himalayas, served as a US Army Infantry soldier, and co-founded several companies and a venture capital firm in Silicon Valley.In this episode, Dhru and Kamal talk about what it actually means to love yourself and simple ways that we can heal ourselves through self-love. They discuss why we need to give our mind the same attention we give our body. They also talk about how to get out of your own way so that you don’t sabotage your success and the four steps that can help you return to self-love, which Kamal refers to as The Practice.In this episode, we dive into:-Kamal’s journey into a deep depression, hitting rock bottom, and what ultimately pulled him out of it (1:40)-How to rise from failure (9:52)-Why self-love is so important (13:32)-The most important commitment you can make to yourself (18:28)-The power of writing your vows down (18:55)-How to tame your mind with ten breaths (26:48)-The importance of consistently working on your mindset (35:23)-Why men struggle more with self-love (1:02:55)-Why self-forgiveness is the first step in forgiving others (1:17:04)-Where to learn more about Kamal (1:18:37)For more on Kamal Ravikant, be sure to follow him on Instagram @kamalravikant, and Twitter @kamalravikant. Check out his website You can find his book, Love Yourself Like Your Life Depends On it, right here.