Edward Frey III is a performance-driven breakthrough coach. He refers to himself as, "The Ignition Coach". Edward is a Master Practitioner of Neuro-Linguistics Programming, (NLP is the study of the cognitive neuroscience of language), Clinical Hypnotherapist, Dream Sculptor, Ayurvedic Wellness Coach and Advanced Reiki Master in Sedona, AZ. Edward's passion for training and development, coupled with his highly effective communication skills, gives clients the knowledge and valuable resources to facilitate their success. His focus is to give others the resources to avoid or overcome depression and promote suicide awareness. It is crucial for him to give clients the tools to succeed, while making it entertaining and promoting ideas that will become the seeds of growth in their minds. He seeks to spread his message in corporate settings, associations, non-profits, colleges and high schools, as well as, his private practice. Edward is the owner of Ignite Your legacy, LLC.
Have you ever thought about how powerful your mind is? Let’s take a moment and think about its abilities to flow effortlessly on a daily basis. Like driving your car hundreds of miles across a continent or navigating in a complex city with rules and regulations we are vaguely familiar with… Or, ordering a meal while on a cell phone (hands free, of course) driving and figuring out what song to listen to? Not to mention using the gas pedal, steering wheel and having situational awareness at any given time.
According to the renowned NLP/ Hypnotherapists Michael Bennett and Sandra Vesterstein of Bennett Stellar University our brain processes a maximum of 400 billion bits of information per second and we are only able to focus on 2000 bits of information per second. That is like going to the beach and picking up 4 cups of sand into our hands, pulling out 20 grains and that's how much information we can gather per second.
Twenty grains of sand, in relation to the information we can process, is a little disconcerting. That means that what we focus on is more important than we actually realize. When we take into consideration that our sense of smell, touch, site, hearing, taste and feeling are barely anything in comparison to the overall algorithm of information and everything else we absorb at any given moment. This is a minimal amount compared to reading other people’s body language (how others see our body moving) which is 55%, tone of voice (how we use inflections or tone drops) at 38% and vocabulary (what specific verbiage we say) that is only 7%. We can add it all together and recognize we absorb more than we realize. Our Judgment vs. discernment is an integral part of our stress reduction or stress induction. Using harsh judgement toward a moment of vulnerability can easily cause us to experience trauma that is deeply ingrained into the unconscious mind causing PTSD (Post traumatic stress disorder) amongst many other issues.
Are unclear moments or comments hypnotizing us to react rather than respond?! I’d say “yes”, hearing someone say, “you are a dummy” - a child takes it literally. It gives us a poor perspective or undesirable state of consciousness about ourselves. It could result in a month to 60+ years of making us feel inadequate about our abilities to perform anything from spelling of words, speaking to groups or questioning ourselves about helping others heal. When we know we are more than fully adequate, it takes a strong person to rip off the unneeded duct tape to heal especially when most of us have been taught that duct tape can fix almost anything. Would you like to hear more about how to navigate life without having to deal with repercussions?
If so, you are in luck.
I am a certified Neurolinguistics Hypnotherapist and I call myself, “The Ignition Coach”. I like to light fires under people’s butts. Are you the perfect candidate? If you would not like to move forward in your life stop reading now. I stress the importance of this…
Since you are in, let’s think about the power of our reticular activating system, which is the activator of the law of attraction. This happens regardless of whether our focus is negative or positive. If we can take in 2,000 bps, why not make it for the better. If we get our head out of our butt, we can see the light that is shining upon us. Abundant opportunities verses limiting our options. It only takes one tea light candle to shed light in a pitch-black room, no matter what size the room and if we can drive a car at night with only headlights in the dark and we still see the way and navigate. Why not be the light?
Our Power + Attitude = Performance. How much power you put into your focus along with Attitude (Meaning direction in a pilot’s vocabulary) produces the Performance which we apply for ourselves and our life. Just by using this equation I am giving you a gift that has changed my life.
Our mind has the capability to have our software updated by making new synaptic connections and new memories. If you had the opportunity to improve your life, would you? If so, ask yourself what one of your ultimate goals is and focus on that one goal. You have the ability to take the wheel WITH your Unconscious mind. We have more abilities than we give ourselves credit for and if we hone in on our passions and desires we can create a well-formed outcome of what we want our life to be. It’s time to take the duct tape off of your mouth and be heard. And while you are at it taste the sweet nectar of life because you have the choice of enjoying opportunities. Your decisions ripple out to create your Legacy.
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