My Mind, My Enemy?

Published on May 17, 2014

by Nikki Buckelew

Yak yak yak yak yak.

And yak yak yak, some more.

I don't know about you, but my mind very rarely shuts up. And, realistically, I bet yours doesn't either.

This constant barrage of “static of the mind” is part of the human condition and something that – since it's been with each of us since we were toddlers – we simply have grown accustomed to and completely accept.


I'm here to suggest that such acceptance of the barrage of white noise in your head is not a good thing at all.

As a real estate coach, I want two things for you:

A peaceful and (relatively) happy personal life.

A successful and productive real estate business that exceeds your dreams.

And the more I learn and experience, the clearer it is that one of the best ways to reach those goals is to silence the draining negativity in your mind.

Yes, I know, some of you are exceptionally positive people and already put a good deal of effort into always shining with positivity. But I thought that perhaps even you guys may benefit from a bit of enlightening thought I came across recently.

In re-reading some of author Eckhart Tolle's work, a few of his philosophies really came into focus for me.

What if you treated – and viewed – that incessant chatter in your head as what it is; an outside voice that doesn't represent who you really are?


Yes, I'm serious. View it almost as an enemy that does NOT have your best interests at heart. Why? Because it doesn't. The never-ending flow of yak yak in my head is almost always directly controlled by the ego, a part of myself that very rarely is my friend.

What if you made a conscious effort each day to be completely aware of the non-stop drip of crap in your head, take a step back, and view it as an outsider would? I can almost guarantee that – if you truly make this effort – you'll be blown away by the crazy, juvenile, negativity in your thought process.

You'll be astounded at the heavy layer of muck that you – unconsciously – have to wade through each and every day, each and every hour, each and every minute. And when you've done that, you'll learn to be aware of your thoughts on a consistent basis, and form the habit of controlling them, rather than allowing them to control you.

It's entirely likely that at some point in time you've warned someone half-jokingly “you're lucky you can't hear what I'm really thinking in my head about you!” The truth is that yes, many people would probably be shocked (maybe even dismayed) at some of the things that roll across your mind. But, of course, the problem is that YOU can hear it, even when the thought is more or less sub-conscious. It's time to take charge of your thoughts.

If you'd like to go deeper into this subject or talk about other behaviors that are holding you back from true success in your life and real estate business, contact me here.

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