Why Your Brain is the Key to Your Success Transcript

I’m sure you’ve found me here and are reading this because you feel there is something missing in your life.  

Perhaps you’re struggling with problems that are causing you to feel stressed, worried and confused. They could be problems in your marriage or relationship. Perhaps your business is not where you would like it to be. 

You might not feel fulfilled in your career or how you spend your time.

Maybe you’re worried about the future of the world and are fearful about where you think things are heading, for both yourself and your family.

Or you might just be disillusioned with your life, not knowing what you should be doing, and just feeling empty and wondering “What’s life all about” and “Is this all there is?”

Well the good news is that there is a solution to the problem in your life. 

As you’re going to discover, we’re not biologically designed to have problems in our life - and if problems do show up, we’re biologically designed to be able to solve those problems, quickly and easily. 

Now I know this is a bold statement to make but stick with me and you will discover that that this is totally true. You will also see how to finally overcome the obstacles that have been blocking you from living the life you truly want to live.

The key to all of this is in understanding how to use the most powerful too on the planet - a tool which you already own - and that is your brain. 

As you will discover, your brain is what will unlock an extraordinary life for you.

When you look around you see that most people are struggling. You’re not alone in that. Everyone wants to create a life that is happy and meaningful and which 

gives true joy and fulfilment - but just don’t seem to be able to make that happen.

And I’m sure that’s why you’re here. 

You’re someone who wants to have a truly great life. 

Something inside you is urging you to seek more and you’re not willing to settle for the ordinary. 

And I commend you for that.

But there’s a problem, isn’t there. Life is hard - or that’s what we’ve been led to believe..  

From the time we are born we are surrounded by the idea that problems and stress are natural and that we have to struggle to achieve what we want and to be happy. 

And we’re also led to believe that being truly happy isn’t really possible. 

The best we can hope for is that by struggling, working super hard, overcoming enormous obstacles, “beating the odds” and - with some good luck thrown in -  we’ll be able to achieve some sense of peace and happiness in our life. 

So life becomes a struggle, and we fight our way through life hoping one day we will achieve “success”. 

But no matter how hard we try - no matter how motivated we are, how hard we work, how many goals we set, how much information we collect through books, courses, websites and listening to “gurus”, and even how hard we pray,  we never quite manage to feel “successful”. 

We may have more wealth and comfort in our life than most people have in this world, and have ever had at any time in history. 

But we still don’t manage to get on top of our problems. 

No sooner do we solve one problem then another one appears. 

We still never get to the place where we feel truly happy and in control of our life. 

We never get what we really want - which is to feel at peace.

T truth is that - and be prepared to be shocked here - the truth that life is not meant to be hard. 

And just because it’s true for most people doesn’t mean it IS true. 

Now I know you might find that statement difficult to believe. 

But I’m not asking you to believe it. 

I’m here to prove it to you. 

Because my years of study of how to achieve true success and fulfilment in life - and how we really solve the problems we face - has led me to discover that the true answers on how to be happy and successful are to be found in pure science

And by learning who we really are and how we function in this world.  

And that science is revealing what all great religious and spiritual teachers throughout history have been telling us: that if we use our brain correctly we can have live a truly rewarding life - a life we are naturally designed to live.

 In this series I’ll be bringing you ideas drawn from science, philosophy, religion, psychology and more to show you not only how your brain actually works, but how you can use it to solve any problem you face, take control of your life and finally start living a life that you really enjoy.

And this is a lot more than just information. I’m going to share with you the practical things you can start using right away to get your brain working right  - working the way it is designed to be used - and to move your life forward in a meaningful and dramatic way, starting immediately.

My goal for you is to help you remove the pain from your life. 

To help you understand who you really are and the power and control you have over your own life and what you experience. 

There is so much pain in the world and the reality is that most of it is unnecessary. 

It comes from us using our brain the wrong way. 

It’s the way we’ve been taught, but it’s not the right way, and it has all come from a lack of understanding.

And don’t worry, this series is not going to be filled with complicated and technical scientific jargon.

I am not a scientist or psychologist. 

You’ll find that all of the ideas  I’m going to share with you are easy to understand and very practical and relevant to your own life. 

I’m going to start joining the dots together about who you really are and what really makes your life work. 

And I’m sure that, like me when I began to research all of this, some lights are going to on.  

In fact, as we go along, you’re going to find yourself thinking - like I did when I first began researching this:

 “This makes such perfect sense. Why didn’t I realise this before?

Well you didn’t realise it because no-one has actually spent the time explaining to you how your brain works.

And isn’t this rather strange? The one thing that we possess that controls everything in our life, that keeps us alive - no-one has ever told us how it works.

Actually, I’m going to digress slightly here and tell you that actually we have been told how to use our brains correctly. 

Every religion, every culture and every great teaching throughout history has built into it a set of instructions - the same set of instructions - on exactly how we should use our brain. 

But the problem is that we have lost sight of these instructions. 

We haven’t been interpreting them the right way. 

Now there are lots of reasons for this, which we’ll touch on in later episodes. 

But when when you understand how your brain works you’ll be shocked when you see that using the right way has been taught to us without us realising it. 

The instruction manual for living the right way - by using your brain the right way - has been available to you and everyone else all along.

So I have a lot to share with you - and I’m excited because I’m sure that, once you start becoming aware of how to use your brain correctly and why you haven’t been using it correctly until now, you’re going to find your life shift in a dramatic and exciting way. 

Once the “lights go on” as it were, things are going to be very different for you.

When you start to use your brain the right way, you’re going to find that some dramatic shifts start to happen in your life. 

That has certainly been the case for me and for many people I have coached with these ideas.

You start to see new and better ways to deal with your problems. 

You become much more effective at not only dealing with the problems you have, but also in stopping new ones from appearing. 

You begin to feel much more in control of your life, where you direct what happens rather than being pushed around by external events. 

You find you’re doing more of the things you want to be doing, rather than what you don’t want to be doing.

Your awareness changes. You start to see possibilities and opportunities rather than obstacles standing in your way.

Everything in your life improves: your relationships, your financial situation, your emotional state.

And you feel a whole lot better - experiencing the true joy for for your life that you always wanted but which has eluded you. 

You live a life of excitement, and deep fulfilment. 

You finally begin to feel that you’re living the life that you were born to live. Sound good? It sure is….

So I’m excited for you - and excited to have you on the journey with me. It’s going to be fun and rewarding, I’m sure.

I’ve so much to share with you, but let’s begin by me asking you a rather basic question:

How much do you know about your brain and how it works?”.  

If you’re like most of the people I ask this, your answer is probably not that much. In fact, it’s probably not something you’ve given a lot of thought to. 

You might know that your brain is located inside your head and it’s what controls all of your bodily functions - such as breathing, your heart beating, your organs working. 

It keeps everything in your body functioning.

You might know that there are various parts of the brain, and that they have different names and functions. 

You might have heard some of the technical terms - the Neo-cortex is for thinking, and so on. 

 If you’ve studied anything related to self help, personal development or psychology, you might also have been exposed to the ideas that your brain is where your thoughts originate from and that the brain is the source of something we call the mind. 

You might even have hard about something called the “conscious” and “subconscious”, and that these are parts of your mind that influence your life. 

But whatever you think you know - or don’t know - about your brain, let me tell you one thing that for certain. Your brain is much, much more than you realise.

In fact, your brain is without doubt the most incredible, astounding, powerful and (forgive the pun here) mind-blowing thing that exists in the known universe - to a point that it is almost unbelievable.

In the words of Professor Owen Gingerich: 

“The human brain is by far the most complex physical object known to us in the entire cosmos.”

And if we had even the slightest awareness of how powerful our brain actually is, we’d be a lot more interested in learning how to use it the right way, so that we get what we want in our life rather than what we don’t want.

I could spend all day describing to you the wonders of your brain, and still not come close to describing it fully. 

Let’s just take a look at a few facts about your brain…

It’s a small, seemingly insignificant lump of fatty tissue, weighing less than 3 pounds or 1 1/2 kilograms that you carry around on the top of your neck. 

Much of the magic in your brain is created by a unique type of cell, called a neuron cell. 

And you hove about 100 billion of them in your brain - more than the number of stars in the Milky Way galaxy!

Each of these 100 billion neuron cells has around 5000 connectors with which it can send and receive information from other neuron cells. 

This is what spreads the information around - at a speed of more than 250 miles an hour. 

The potential combinations of these neurons has been estimated to be more than 10 followed by one million zeroes - which is more that the atoms in the known universe. 

It’s like having a computer network of 500 trillion microprocessors, carrying out more than 1 billion billion calculations per second.

How can this be possible?”, you ask. 

Yes, it’s absolutely staggering, isn’t it?

And we haven’t even scratched the surface of describing the miracles of your brain and what it does - and what it can do. 

YOUR brain.

But suffice to say,  your brain vastly more powerful than any computer on earth. 

In fact, an experiment was done in 2011 in Japan using the world’s fourth most powerful supercomputer, the Fujitsu K computer. It took 40 minutes for the computer to calculate what the human brain does in 1 second.

Think about that this - and what it really means…..

Don’t you think that will all of the vast computer processing power that your brain has - don’t you think that it could be used to create the ideal life for you? 

Don’t you think your brain could be used  to find the solution - the real solution -  to any problem that you ever face in your life? 

Don’t you think that all of this unimaginable intelligence could be harnessed to  guide you to avoid problems in the future? 

To find for you what you truly love to do and to live your life in a way that you truly love?

Well it most certainly can. 

It’s all there at your disposal. 

You just need to know how to use it -the right way, rather than the wrong way.

Because remember, your brain, despite its power, is still a machine. 

That means it can only function properly if it is used the right way. 

And if you don’t use it the right way, it’s not going to be able to get the results for you that you want.

It really is as simple as that.

Imagine trying to drive your car at 100 miles an hour using only first gear, with the handbrake on and with the wrong fuel in the fuel tank. 

It’s not going to work is it? You’re not going to get very far and you’re going to end up with a whole lot of problems. 

You’re going to damage - possibly even wreck - the car and even harm yourself. 

And the whole experience is going to be very unpleasant.

It’s the same with the machine that is your brain: 

Used the wrong way you’re going to end up with problems in your life. 

Used the right way and you’re going to have a smooth and pleasurable ride through your life. 

How do you do this? 

How do you use your brain the right way? 

That’s what we’re going to explore in much, much more deeply in future episodes. 

But for now, if you can, just stop what you’re doing and become aware of this moment. 

That you’re right here and it’s right now. 

Become aware of this present moment. 

What really is going on inside you and around you. 

Feel what it’s like to really be here in the present moment. 

You know, most of us spend most if not all of our time rushing around, with thoughts and activity. 

And we don’t realise what is really going on around and within us in this moment - we’re not noticing.  

We’re so busy thinking all the time and feeling anxious with our problems and distractions rather than seeing what’s really here right now.  

So let all of your thoughts and feelings go for just a few moments. 

Become aware of your body. 

How amazing your body really is, with all of the various parts to it. 

And how everything works without you having to think about it. 

The things that you do automatically. 

Notice your breathing and the flow of blood throughout your body created by your heart, pumping your blood through veins and arteries that if you stretched them out would be more than 100,000 miles long. 

And this blood that is flowing through you is carrying the oxygen and nutrients and removing the waste from every single one of the 75 trillion cells that make up your body. 

Everything you need to keep your body in perfect condition.

And just think - all of this is directed and controlled by this magnificent machine that you have that’s sitting right behind behind your eyes, and between your ears - your brain. 

Your brain is doing all of this work for you - to not only keep you alive, but to shape every aspect of your life and what you experience. 

And it’s doing this without you having to think about it, without having to worry about whether it’s going to or not. 

You don’t have to worry about whether your heart is going to continue to beat or whether you’re going to keep breathing. 

Think of the trust you already have in your brain and just how wonderful it is.

And as you consider the power of what your brain is doing for you right now, isn’t it true that there’s a lot to be grateful for about your life? 

How truly incredible the universe, of which you and your brain are a part, is. 

And for any problems you’re facing at the moment - anything that’s making you unhappy, stressed, worried or frustrated - there is an answer. 

There’s so much more to you - and to this universe - than you realise. 

Through the power of your brain, there’s a marvellous life waiting for you. Your brain is ready and waiting to bring it to you.

To learn more about how to use your brain in the way that will create an extraordinary life for you - the way you are meant to live - listen to my podcast:

Using Your Brain for Success: Creating Your Ideal Life Through the Power of Your Brain

Details are on my website www.liamnmaden.com