Podcast, Project Phoenix Emotional Intelligence Training

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Project Phoenix EQ Training Update:

This Saturday we will learn about the default state of the brain. And how it matters to your happiness, career and quality of life.
Project Phoenix - Default State of the Brain from Aurorasa Coaching

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Self-Esteem: Do Your Own Thing

Accepting my unique self

I was at a crossroad. In front of my eyes, I saw two very different scenarios, two very different visions of how my future can be.
Not an easy decision. I relocated from Germany where I spent most of my career in sales. I have done very well. The niches I was working in were overpaid, and I had a pretty remarkable life. 

So here I was in the United States ... my English was not good. My first option was that I was offered a sales job with the opportunity to become the district manager. 

My second option was to follow the voice of my heart. I wanted to help people. Not the salesy kind of "consultative selling" - really help people to become more successful and happy. Also, I wanted to create a future for myself where I do not have to work crazy hours and drive to the office or appointments every single day.

I knew I wanted to empower people. Bottom line. 

Farmer or Eagle?

As I said, not an easy decision. The trainer I owe my 15 years of sales success to is Mike Bosworth. Since I attended his training in the late 90ties (Solution Selling) I had sales success. But for as long it rang in my ears: "You are not one of the eagles". 

You see, Mike had classified salespeople into two categories: Eagles and Farmers. Obviously, Eagles were the more unique, rare type. The super sales guys. Mike said that both kinds are needed (to me it sounded like: dumb kid, I love you too). As you can see in 2016, I am still not over the fact that I am just a "farmer" (;   I tried to comfort myself with the thought that eagles leave behind a lot of burnt soil. 

It takes an eagle to start a new business in a new country when you can not speak the language well, right? Successful entrepreneurs are eagles, aren´t they?

I was so full of doubt. I might have good stuff to say. But ... in English? Aren´t there like a trillion unsuccessful blogs around already? Isn´t it true that most coaches can never make a living? What if I fail? What if people hated my grammar mistakes more than they love my content? 

A path of insecurity and risks. Am I delusional or can "my thing" actually work? I mean most new businesses fail. That´s a fact. 

I wrote my first few posts and won my first coaching client. Lucky enough someone took the time to write a detailed email on how my article had helped him. My first client was so happy that he referred me to my second one, and I could also gain fantastic regular readers. Mike Bosworth, the legendary sales trainer, was one of my first newsletter subscribers. 

That was like a breakthrough. I could see that even though I still have to learn and continue learning it will be possible to make a great living while doing my own thing. Following my heart´s desire. 

And the craziest part? Mike Bosworth asked me to work with him. That´s probably the only sales-related job I´d ever accept. I am now in the process of becoming a certified trainer for Mike Bosworth Leadership.

Not too shabby when the guy you looked up to for 20 years and who made you very successful asks you to work with him. What this guy does is and has always been top notch. 

And as you read this my blog is ten months old and has lots of wonderful readers. 

The nature of doubt

It´s not conventions or the society who keep us from living our dreams. When making a seemingly irrational decision, you feel like an outsider. Not only will you have to make it work but you also have to defend what you are doing. Against yourself and others. Especially should you fail. 

These doubts nearly kept me from following my dreams. But then I realized: it´s not important what others think of me or say about me. Or if I act against conventions set up by our society. 

What matters is that you can accept yourself. 

I had to accept that I am not an eagle. And not the tough, dynamic career type. I just played him for years. I had to accept that career, and social status is not more important to me than my beliefs and my desires. 

And the hardest part that I had to learn: Not you, the society, or my lack of formal education had made it hard for me. You did not keep me from starting to live my dreams a long time ago. I did. 

And when I got pretty sick for the first time in my life I realized: You have only one life. I don´t want to live it for headhunters, role models or buying sh ... to compensate the pressure of playing something I am not.

Getting to know yourself 

A "psycho-hygiene" diary can help you learning about yourself and understanding yourself better. To distinguish between boundaries set by yourself and real ones. I will publish an article on how to write such a diary soon. 

Accepting yourself if you are different

Accepting yourselfIt does cost a lot of courage to act against conventions and the rules of our society. And against your own. But if we do not accept and like us for who we are we create our hell. We will do things just because we think we have to. 

We will make decisions that do not suit us. We will live a life that does not make us truly happy. 

Can you accept yourself and your desire?

I have decided to follow my desire, and I feel triumphal about it. Whenever I feel like I am at a dead end, I ask myself: Is it an external problem? Or am I just having a problem with myself? Is it related to accepting myself?

Most of the time it´s not about the judgment/opinion of others. But just about my own or my perception of the expectation of others. 

Ask yourself: Where do I have problems sometimes accepting who I am or what I would like to do?

That is the first step towards a life in which you can truly be yourself. 

Here´s the deal

Mike´s current program, Story Seekers® helps salespeople and other people to excel in roles that are not even them. It can also support anyone in a sales related role wanting to do their own thing. 

No matter if you are selling yourself (for instance job seekers, consultants, and many other influencers) or if you are in a sales role (sales manager, online marketers, salespeople, realtors, fundraiser, lawyers, entrepreneurs...).

Story Seekers® offers a proven framework for 
  • influencing without authority
  • building instant trust
  • influencing change utilizing the power of story
  • creating an instant connection

Today, I would like to ask a favor of you: 
Please have a look at the Story Seekers® program. I bet you know a few people who could do with more sales/clients/new donors. Or maybe you know a sales manager with an underperforming team. 

I would love if you could send me referrals. 

To sweeten the deal: 

Let´s make it a triple WIN. For every referral that books our class (per person! if it´s a company or more than one it´s for each person), you receive your choice of $ 150 Amazon gift card (or PayPal), or you bring 3 and can come for free. 

It helps the person you refer; it helps me, and you get a small (or if you chose the free class BIG) reward just for recommending a legendary trainer. 

Click to learn more, grab a brochure and send your referrals: STORY SEEKERS®

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Best LOA, Success Coaching Affiliate Programs

LOA, Success Coaching, Brain Training Affiliate Programs

Aurorasa Coaching - Aurorasa Sima & Dr. Mark Goulston

Auroasa Coaching - Aurorasa Sima & Dr. Mark Goulston ACCESS
Dream Builder Affiliate - Mary Morrissey
Mary Morrissey is a driving force in the personal development area. As the quality of her work speaks for itself the conversion rates and most importantly number of raving success stories are very high. ACCESS

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John Assaraf Brainathon Reviews

John Assaraf Brainathon Differences and Reviews

Are you wondering what the difference between John Assaraf three Brainathons is? All three are excellent resources for improving different aspects of your life. However, each one is designed to help in specific areas. 
Today, I’ll be looking at the Brainathon reviews, and pointing out the difference between three of the Brainathons. 
Even when it comes to joining the free events, it is an investment. Of your time. Let us find out which program/free event is the best one for your goals and gives you the best ROT:

Winning The Game Of Money

Winning The Game of Money by John Assaraf, is a program that is designed to help retrain your brain to achieve higher levels of confidence, financial, business and life success, and personal power. Some of the things that this particular program is meant to do through brain training are:
  • Increases your wealth levels
  • Teaches your brain by retraining, to create wealth and income
  • Help you to get over obstacles that are stopping you from making the income you deserve
  • Does not require a lot of time 
  • Help achieve higher levels of career and personal success
  • Features the most advanced positive psychology, meditations and brain research
Winning the Game of Money Review HERE Reserve your spot for the free Live Event HERE

Winning The Game Of Weight Loss

Winning The Game of Weight Loss, differs from Winning The Game of Money, in that it helps people who are struggling with their weight loss goals through brain training. There are patterns around or eating habits that are unconscious, and these patterns prevent people from losing weight. Things that this program specifically target through brain training are:
  • Help you to reset your inner weight
  • Helps you to reshape your self-image and body, allowing you to be more energetic and empowered 
  • Guides you to recognize and release all the triggers that cause you to eat emotionally 
More about Winning the Game of Weight Loss HERE Reserve your Spot in the free Live Event HERE

Winning The Game Of Fear

Winning The Game of Fear is different from the other two brainathons in that it is specially designed to release you from the fears. Fears that you hold in your subconscious and are limiting your growth in many areas of your life. Some of the beautiful things that this program will teach you are:
  • Helps to eliminate the fears the we are aware of and those that aren’t quite as obvious (those embedded deep in our psyche)
  • Help get rid of the fears that we acquire as children and also as adults
  • Allows you to access parts of the brain that holds people stuck and enables them to move forward
  • Helps you recognize the unconscious and conscious fears that are keeping from achieving what you want and deserve
  • Reorganize your inner dialog and story
  • Helps you to release the fears and then retrains your brain
  • Help release some of your old fears and retrain your brain
So, as you can see each of these programs do specific things to move you beyond specific problems you may be having in your personal and financial life. Each one uses a different brain training method to achieve its specific objective. 
Winning the Game of Fear Review HERE Reserve your spot for the free Live Event HERE

What all Brainathons have in common

  • Each one gives you the chance to network with people that are like-minded from around the world
  • Help change the beliefs and story about what is holding you back
  • Helps boost your certainty and confidence that will allow you to gain your lifestyle and business goals. 
  • Lets you implement new, healthy habits
  • Team of industry experts
  • Unconditional 30-day back guarantee

Which Brainathon is right for you?

No matter which one of these programs you choose to undertake, you can see from the brainathon review, that they will all help you immensely in the particular area that you need to improve. 
If you are having financial problems and aren’t sure why or are repeating the same mistakes over and over, you might want to try the Winning The Game of Money.
If you have fears that are holding you back or don’t even know what is holding you back, try the Winning The Game of Fear. 
Struggling with weight loss? You would benefit from Winning The Game of Weight Loss. It’s your choice. 

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Having it all, John Assaraf, NeuroGym – Review

A Review Of John Assaraf’s Having It All

Do you ever wonder why some people have it all, while others struggle so hard just to make ends meet? I find this an intriguing question and found a program called

Having It All by John Assaraf, Neurogym

For those who have not heard of the bestselling "Having it all", here comes my take on it: Let me tell you a little about what I found in this program and why I really like it. Basically, there are three options: A free video series, a book and the full program (please see end of post for ways how to reserve a spot and where to buy): having it all free video series
  • A free series of video
  • The full program
  • The book

What I Really Liked About Having it all

I’m sure you have seen similar goal-achieving workbooks before, haven’t you? I found that this is definitely not one of them. What John does in this program is to explain the brain and how it works related to goal achievement and living your dreams. He talks about things from discusses quantum physics to how the brain achieves success. I thought this approach was interesting. Did you know that the latest thing in quantum physics and research of the brain teaches you to overcome negative thinking behaviors and patterns? By doing this, we can achieve our goals and dreams. Do you ever have people ask you why you are not writing your affirmations down and reading them every day? Do you ever wonder why you should do that? I mean, everyone tells you to do that, so it must be important, right? Amazingly, John tells you why it is so important in Having It All. He also talks about brain training and explains how our brains are not hard-wired like we used to believe. What does that mean? The delightful news is that we can change those neural patterns within our brain and, therefore, we can change our life for the better.  This concept that we can change these neural patterns is called brain plasticity or neuroplasticity. I find this very empowering. This is not a get-rich-quick scheme, nor is it a law of attraction book. John discusses benefits of visualization, meditation, affirmations and gives you all the tools needed to change areas in your life, such as relationships, wealth, charity, career, and health. There are two ways to get Having It All. One way is the book which is priced at $15 and the complete program is only $97. As mentioned before you can also sign up to receive a free video series. I think spending the extra money on the program is well worth your money. Why?
  • The program has a lot of extras that are not included in the book
  • Included is the book Values Based Living. This book helps you to discover what matters to you and helps you to align daily activities with values and beliefs that matter the most.
  • Bonus training called How To Get More Done In Less Time. This gives you tips on being productive and strategies that help to maximize your time.
  • Bonus training Life on Target. This training shows you how to take those goals that huge and break it down to smaller chunks like, yearly, monthly and weekly
  • Access to John’s private Facebook Group (it is hard to even put a price on this. Spend one full year in a group of like-minded people and talk directly to John).
  • gives you worksheets and exercises that you complete so you can understand your weaknesses and strengths.
Here is what you will receive when buying the full program:
having it all review john assaraf neurogym

What I Didn’t Like About Having It All

The program and book are easy to get through, however, it does require you to take action. Each of the worksheets takes a bit of time. However, this is probably only a "con" for people who are not ready to make changes. I for one know that there is no free lunch at the end of the day.


To do this program successfully, you need to take your time and absorb it and take the actions needed. After all, this is your life, your dream, and your happiness and success. If you are searching for clarity, focus and moving forward in your life, I highly recommend John Assaraf’s Having It All and am giving this a 10 out of 10 stars. I feel that everyone can achieve improvements in his quality of life or career with the help of this program. I hope my review of Having It All has motivated you to take action today! Although you could listen to or read Having it All rather quickly, if you are looking to get unstuck, gain clarity and focus, and live your life on purpose, then buy the program. It will help you. Grab the free Videos HERE Get the program HERE

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Winning the Game of Fear Brain-A-Thon Review

John Assaraf Brainathon, Winning the Game of Fear

What is Neurogym's Winning the Game of Fear?

Winning the Game of Fear is a multi-component brain re-train system. It has been developed by John Assaraf, NeuroGym and enables you to:
  • Learn how fear works
  • Recognize deep rooted hidden fear
  • Overcome fear and doubt hidden in your subconscious mind
  • Eliminate success blockers by releasing self-doubts
  • Achieve your life- and career goals easily
  • Reduce your stress level
  • Deal with post traumata
  • Deal with stress addiction as well as burnout syndromes
  • Grow self-esteem and confidence to quickly achieve your goals
The program features brain re-train experts like John Assaraf, Dr. George Pratt, Mark Waldman, Dr. Heidi Hanna and Dr. Joan Rosenberg.
The program costs nearly $ 600. While you cannot even put a price onto personal growth read below about how you can get the same benefit at a lower price.

The components included in the full program are:

  • Audio series, brain re-train program
  • Excessive library of videos by neuroscientists, brain- and fear experts and case studies
  • Access to John Assaraf's private Facebook community where you can chat with him and Mark Waldman as well as other participants of the program
  • Additional bonus recordings including: "Achieve Peak Mental Clarity and Focus", "Whole Brain Problem Solving", and "Immune System Booster To Keep You Super Healthy".
You can pay in full ($497) or two installations. When paid full you will receive an additional in-depth personality- and skill assessment test. That is very useful to learn about your natural skills. Often we have a misperception about what our true skills are and we are stuck in professions that do not take advantage of our unique set of skills. Furthermore, you will receive communication and valuable videos from John Assaraf on an ongoing basis (weekly).
winning the game of fear brain re-train system by john assaraf, neurogym
That said, attending the free event can be a life-changer all by itself.

Whom is this Brain-A-Thon for?

Because fear is such a universal feeling that is holding us every one of us back in every aspect of our lives this program is for everyone. winning the game of fear testimonials It is not just but also for business owner, entrepreneurs, and executives. Insecurity, doubt, and subconscious fear impact every instance of our lives negatively - whether you are dealing with problems in your relationship, career, bad health or you are stuck in debts. This program is for everyone who does not have the amount of success he wishes for in any aspect of his life. If you ever had a hurtful experience in your life or have ever procrastinated or suffered failure - you will benefit from Winning the Game of Fear.

Benefits of emotional intelligence

While NeuroGym does not even mention emotional intelligence (EI) in their sales pitch this is in my view the most important fact about the Winning the Game of Fear Brain-A-Thon. You learn how past events impact your future life. Every time we get "shocked" it causes disruption in our brain. You can imagine it as a database with a bad cluster. When we get a shock (any bad experience, anything hurtful), this data entry cannot be stored where it belongs and gets cluttered all over the place. This disruption will hinder us from then on and is referred to by scientists as brain dissonance or neural dissonance. In trying to protect us, our brain will warn us every time it is reminded on what once hurt us even the slightest little bit. We will react as if the same situation is happening again. That is helpful when it comes to actual danger, for example the instinct to protect your skin from getting burnt. That is not helpful when it comes to any emotional pain we once suffered, i.e.:
  • We failed at our career
  • We started a business that went down the drain
  • We got heart broken
And this is when what is known as the "law of attraction" kicks in. Even when attempting "thinking positive" the wrong way ("I will not fail again") it will likely lead to the opposite. The benefit of emotional intelligence is to learn how to spot neural pattern that do us a disservice and how to form new neural patterns. That is what Winning the Game of Fear teaches us. Emotional Intelligence is the art of mastering your emotions, understanding the origin of fear, doubt, the feeling of guilt and overcoming them. Read more here

How is this different from Winning the Game of Money?

While both are brain re-training systems, that help you to reach more success, Winning the Game of Money is more focused on your career success. It uses hypnosis and requires you to follow a set schedule for 90 days.
Having been through both programs, I would say that Winning the Game of Money is more intense. It uses brain wave patterns to manipulate the neuronal networks in your brain.


  • Evidence proven
  • Latest neuroscience
  • Includes leaders in brain science
  • Created with one of the leading neuroscientists of our time, Mark Waldman
  • All content is downloadable and yours to keep


  • Only available in English language
  • MP3 player, Video player needed (no physical products)
  • Problems with the support of NeuroGym
  • Too expensive compared to products with the same value

Final verdict

Winning the Game of Fear is a good program. The strongest part might be the sales presentation and the free webinar. A valuable and large part of the program is provided by Mark Waldman, a leading Neuroscientist. However, in my opinion the Winning the Game of Money is stronger and contains the elements of Winning the Game of Fear. My recommendation is that you check out both events to decide which one is the best for you. Access to the webinar: HERE Winning the Game of Money: HERE
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