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Devin D. Thorpe
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3 Tips For Overcoming From Someone Who Overcame

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Todd Sylvester overcame addiction to create a successful life. Now as a speaker and mentor he helps others trapped by addiction or other behavioral challenges to overcome them. The lessons could be relevant for anyone seeking to overcome any self-limiting challenge.

Todd offers three keys to overcoming the challenges in our lives.

Todd Sylvester, courtesy of Todd Sylvester Inspires

Todd Sylvester, courtesy of Todd Sylvester Inspires

First, he says, “You’re OK.”

“Understanding that you are OK is one of the most empowering truths we can and should embrace,” he says.

People are trapped by their self image, he says. “I have found with my clients that the three most common limiting beliefs they hold onto is that they are powerless, broken or damaged, and they are a victim of their circumstances. This keeps them in a self-made prison.”

“These belief systems create a story they tell themselves about themselves and this story is a fairy tale,” he continues. “The fairy tale keeps them wallowing in their own misery but when they become aware that they are OK and have always been OK, the self-made prison is shattered. When they understand this simple yet powerful truth, they laugh themselves silly!”

“All we have is now.”

“All we have is now and our natural state is joy,” Todd says. “When we live in the past and beat ourselves up for past mistakes, we create emotions of guilt, shame, and sadness/depression.”

He says that living in the future has risks, too. “When we think about the future and blow it up, catastrophes, or think something bad is going to happen we create emotions of fear, worry and anxiety. All anxiety is, is a misuse of our imaginations.”

“Joy,” he notes, “is another word for enlightenment and when we are enlightened we are no longer suffering.”

Power, Creativity and Dignity

Todd’s third message begins with this mantra, “You are powerful beyond measure; you are a masterful creator, and you have the dignity to choose.”

“Choice is the ultimate power because when we choose, we create, and in that process we are powerful,” he exults.

He explains the power of these principles, saying, “Believing these principles and living them is life altering, a game changer. Because our beliefs dictate our behaviors and our behaviors are sponsored by our beliefs. Change the belief and our behaviors change automatically. Our thoughts become our beliefs and our beliefs fuel the way we act and live. We must change our beliefs on a sub-conscious mid-brain level because when that happens, it’s lasting change.”

On Wednesday, November 23, 2016 at 2:00 Eastern, Todd will join me here for a live discussion about his three keys for overcoming the biggest challenges in our lives. Tune in here then to watch the interview live. Post questions in the comments below or tweet questions before the interview to @devindthorpe.

Todd Sylvester, courtesy of Todd Sylvester Inspires

Todd Sylvester, courtesy of Todd Sylvester Inspires

More about Todd Sylvester Inspires:

Twitter: @tsinspires

To ignite people’s imaginations and motivate them to change their limiting beliefs. To spark an awareness in my clients that they are OK and to experience Joy again in their lives. This is accomplished through speaking events, one on one mentoring, workshops and online platforms.

Todd’s bio:

Todd is a Belief System Master.

Todd currently serves as a Speaker, Mentor & Personal-Development Coach for those looking to get more out of life.

Todd spent his youth fiercely addicted to drugs and alcohol. Through his own recovery and newfound faith, Todd learned that more powerful than any addiction was the power of the human soul. Over the past 25 years Todd has discovered and taught universal principles that have empowered thousands to conquer addiction, crush compulsive behaviors and change their limiting belief systems.

Todd’s story was recently told through a popular YouTube clip titled “The Hope of God’s Light,” that received over 3 million views and has been translated into 3 languages. Todd has conducted over 500 speaking engagements and over 5,000 individual coaching sessions.

Todd has worked with thousands of people struggling with with drug and alcohol addiction, anxiety and depression, where he provides one-on-one mentoring to both local and international clients. Described as having “a unique gift to develop trusting relationships quickly,” Todd has guided thousands to sobriety and other behavioral successes through the individualized support he offers to each client. His ability to “speak to a person’s soul and help them find their true motive to change” has been the key for inspiring others to make permanent lifestyle changes.

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