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Rebellation

Rebellation

By Shirley Billson
"Never too late for reinvention."
This podcast is dedicated to women in menopausal meltdown. It is both a personal journey of learning shared and an opportunity for conscious expansion of unconscious neural networks for women who care more about birdsong than collagen injected into their crow's feet. Host, Shirley Billson, is a professional speaker and author, clinical hypnotherapist, mental wealth coach, and self-appointed reinvention expert. "If I jump in deep enough, I don't have time to be scared."
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What if you changed the direction of your day?
Most of us build our days around the things we have to do...work, care, business...and fill in any remaining gaps with what we want to do. The trouble is those gaps can be quite small and, when we're stretched, we end up losing them altogether. What would happen if you changed the way you thought about your day...and started reverse engineering how you spent your time? Connect with the menopause conversation over on Facebook. Image by Pezibear from Pixabay
17:22
November 29, 2020
Never take a day off
What??? When it comes to the routines that support you, you can never take a day off. Here's why. Connect with the menopause conversation over on Facebook.
13:04
November 28, 2020
From crisis to freedom - a personal journey
Re-visiting my personal journey from menopausal crisis to freedom in the hope it helps you with your own journey. Connect with the menopause conversation over on Facebook.
22:33
November 27, 2020
Empty your cup
In today's episode, Zen meets neuroscience and we look at how 'knowing' something can handicap your learning and the potential for real change in your life, so whether you're struggling with menopause and anxiety or not, this is an idea worth being reminded of. Connect with the menopause conversation over on Facebook.
16:57
November 26, 2020
Recovering flagging energy
Wouldn't it be great if you had a way to recharge your flagging energy at will? Well now you do! In this episode, I share a simple exercise for boosting energy in as little as 5 minutes.. Connect with the menopause conversation over on Facebook. Image by Colin Behrens from Pixabay
13:52
November 25, 2020
Escaping the soap opera
Sometimes it can feel like you've been cast in a miserable soap opera drama, where nothing goes well, you're playing a character you don't much enjoy playing and you wish the scriptwriters would come up with a better outcome. My menopausal meltdown felt like that....until I learned how to exit the role on my terms. Connect with the menopause conversation over on Facebook.
16:36
November 23, 2020
Being yourself and little white lies
Just be yourself. Easy to say and not so easy to figure out how to do. It's a phrase that seems to loom large at midlife - and can tie us up in knots, just compounding the whole menopausal anxiety crisis. Where do you even begin? Maybe tackling those little white lies are a way forward. Connect with the menopause conversation over on Facebook for regular informal get-togethers and free training. Image by Prettysleepy from Pixabay
21:33
November 22, 2020
Which part are you playing II?
In the last episode, we introduced warriors, nomads and settlers. In today's episode, you get to understand what misalignment can look like in menopause meltdown, including which part might be taking over. We shed some light on how this understanding can be the first step to help realign and regain some sort of balance and clarity in your life. Connect with the menopause conversation over on Facebook for regular informal get-togethers and free training. Image by OpenClipart-Vectors from Pixabay
15:34
November 21, 2020
Which part are you playing I?
This episode introduces the parts of yourself you may not have realised you had - your warrior, nomad and settler - and how misalignment of those parts can contribute to mental distress in menopause.  Connect with the menopause conversation over on Facebook for regular informal get-togethers and free training. Image by PIRO4D from Pixabay
23:48
November 20, 2020
When the life menu is limited...
One of the things that can happen in menopause and mid-life is a sense of, "Is this it?". It can seem like there's only one choice on the menu of life and it isn't something you particularly like. Connect with the menopause conversation over on Facebook.
15:54
November 19, 2020
Can you trust your decisions?
In the middle of menopause mayhem and meltdown, it becomes impossible to trust your decision making. Each poor decision contributes to faster and deeper downward spiral. But there is life on the other side!  Connect with the menopause conversation over on Facebook.  Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay
16:28
November 18, 2020
When is too much not too much?
It's easy to believe that chronic stress will be triggered by work overload and that if we can just remove some of the things on our to-do list, we'll feel better. In midlife, overload can be common - and I talk about it as a factor in meltdown. However, it's not what occurs in our lives but how we feel about what occurs in our lives. In other words, if it doesn't stress us, it isn't stress.  Connect with us over on our Facebook page, The Mental Wealth Factory to access resources & training as soon as they're announced. How to fix the exhausted brain | Brady Wilson 
19:58
November 17, 2020
What am I?
Grumpy old woman resurfaces in this episode...pondering what to answer in an application form when scrolling through the ever-expanding list of nationalities.  Connect with us over on our Facebook page, The Mental Wealth Factory to access resources & training as soon as they're announced.
13:05
November 16, 2020
Writer's block
Thinking out loud to work through a writer's block in completing a book on mental health leadership for schools...let's hope the editor isn't tuned in! Connect with us over on our Facebook page, The Mental Wealth Factory to access resources & training as soon as they're announced. Image by OpenClipart-Vectors from Pixabay
11:31
November 15, 2020
Hypnotised?
A common question is 'can I be hypnotised?' This episode provides the answer and dives into areas of life where we think we are making logical rational decisions but are more likely to be in a state of trance. Connect with us over on our Facebook page, The Mental Wealth Factory to access resources & training as soon as they're announced. Image by Gordon Johnson from Pixabay
19:41
November 14, 2020
Milestone for a commitment-phobe
No biggie, but this is the 200th Rebellation episode since launching in April of 2020. As a longstanding commitment-phobe with a low patience threshold, it's worthy of celebration. Plus it's evidence of how the small steps we take will get us where we want to go if we just keep taking them. Connect with us over on our Facebook page, The Mental Wealth Factory to access resources & training as soon as they're announced.
20:35
November 13, 2020
Leaving it till the last minute
Ever left anything to the last minute? It's not all bad. In fact, sometimes it's positively good.  Connect with us over on our Facebook page, The Mental Wealth Factory to access resources & training as soon as they're announced. Image by Oberholster Venita from Pixabay
11:27
November 12, 2020
Who gets to decide who you are?
Prompted by a TED talk (link below), this 'spaghetti thought' episode questions who gets to decide who we are and what we do. TED talk: Don't believe everything you think | Lauren Weinstein Connect with us over on our Facebook page, The Mental Wealth Factory to access resources & training as soon as they're announced.
18:49
November 11, 2020
Flipping time-wasting on it's head
What starts out as a random episode about clearing those small, but often irritating tasks off the desk/checklist, becomes a story about how to become more productive by wasting time. Connect with us over on our Facebook page, The Mental Wealth Factory to access resources & training as soon as they're announced.
20:15
November 10, 2020
Start again?
The phrase 'Start Again' is only an exciting prospect dependent on your state of mind and stage of life in the first place. How did I figure this out sooner? Duh! Connect with us over on our Facebook page, The Mental Wealth Factory to access resources & training as soon as they're announced.
12:43
November 9, 2020
Can't be bothered?
Sometimes you just can't be bothered...even to do the things you normally enjoy. If this is one of those days, what can you take from it? Connect with us over on our Facebook page, The Mental Wealth Factory to access resources & training as soon as they're announced. Image by KoalaParkLaundromat from Pixabay
12:49
November 8, 2020
Life & business on your terms
If we're to live life on our terms, it makes sense to encourage others to do the same. After all, it's not much fun working with reluctant colleagues; and it's not good for the soul to persuade ourselves - or others - that we 'should' do something that we're really quite lukewarm about. The more we unapologetically play to our strengths, the better.  Connect with us over on our Facebook page, The Mental Wealth Factory to access resources & training as soon as they're announced.
12:18
November 7, 2020
Moments of Joy Revisited
This episode provides a window into some of the tiny positive moments that we experience on any given day, no matter what else is happening in life.  If we only pay closer attention to them, we can change our world and our lives for the better.  Connect with us over on our Facebook page, The Mental Wealth Factory to access resources & training as soon as they're announced.
15:10
November 6, 2020
The Change
Our mothers and grandmothers called it the Change. Maybe it's time to reconsider what we call this period of our lives and how we can choose to be excited by the novel potential for change that it brings - or bereft and grieving over what we have lost. Connect with us over on our Facebook page, The Mental Wealth Factory to access resources & training as soon as they're announced. Image by kalhh from Pixabay
16:23
November 5, 2020
Doing the 'right' thing?
A delightful evening out before lockdown highlights some of the differences in how people approach the same problem. It shouldn't really be any surprise...we are, after all, individuals with different experience...but here's my observational take on the evening, contrasting urban with rural.  Connect with us over on our Facebook page, The Mental Wealth Factory to access resources & training as soon as they're announced. Image by P Tate from Pixabay
20:56
November 4, 2020
Now where WAS that?
You know when you put something somewhere, but can't quite remember where? This episode journies through storage limitations, re-worked plans, tidiness & systems of organisation. Connect with us over on our Facebook page, The Mental Wealth Factory to access resources & training as soon as they're announced. Image by Jazella from Pixabay
21:12
November 3, 2020
Is someone else using your stress bucket?
As we gain skills in managing our own chronic stress overload and practise thinking and behaving in ways that support us to feel clearer, to focus more and build resilience, there is something else we need to be mindful of - other people filling our personal stress bucket! Here's why you need to beware of inadvertently allowing this. Connect with us over on our Facebook page, The Mental Wealth Factory to access resources & training as soon as they're announced.
13:47
November 2, 2020
Silver linings
If you're in the UK or Europe, you're facing more severe lockdown rules and limits on your ability to connect in person with others, with hobbies, and with interests. It's tough, more so for some than for others. However, no matter what your circumstances, the ability to simply ask yourself what silver linings might exist for you can kick start a thought process that builds resilience for the long term. Connect with us over on our Facebook page, The Mental Wealth Factory to access resources & training as soon as they're announced. Image by 愚木混株 Cdd20 from Pixabay
15:23
November 1, 2020
Breakthrough moments
There's something so thrilling about breakthrough moments... especially when it relates to an outbreak of assertiveness. I believe it's evidence of a key turning point for long term positive change. Connect with us over on our Facebook page, The Mental Wealth Factory to access resources & training as soon as they're announced.
17:19
October 31, 2020
Why would you pay for that?
Rant & peeve alert: There's nothing wrong with free stuff, but don't rubbish chargeable skills, comparing them to what you get for free.  Connect with us over on our Facebook page, The Mental Wealth Factory to access resources & training as soon as they're announced. Image by Pete Linforth from Pixabay
19:02
October 30, 2020
Connection, silver linings & life on your terms
As ever, a wide ranging episode that covers employment, work, community, connection, silver linings, and a sprinkling of neural networks and the meaning of life.  Connect with us over on our Facebook page, The Mental Wealth Factory to access resources & training as soon as they're announced.
18:19
October 29, 2020
Traffic light decision making
If you're saying yes too often, when you'd really like to say no, if you're feeling overwhelmed, overburdened, undervalued, weighed down, you might like to consider experimenting with this traffic light system of decision making. Connect with us over on our Facebook page, The Mental Wealth Factory to access resources & training as soon as they're announced.
13:42
October 28, 2020
Making space for the difficult stuff
Building resilience doesn't mean you'll never have a difficult moment or that you'll sail through life on a cloud of loveliness. But it does mean you can access resources that maintain your hold on the shore of joy...whilst you deal with whatever the storms of life are tossing your way.  Connect with us over on our Facebook page, The Mental Wealth Factory to access resources & training as soon as they're announced. Image by Pixabay
17:15
October 27, 2020
Peace (piece?) of mind
A walk in the town near where I live set me on a philosophical journey, wondering about achieving peace of mind and the connections between peace of mind, piece of mind and world peace. It's good to dive into the big topics sometimes.  Connect with us over on our Facebook page, The Mental Wealth Factory to access resources & training as soon as they're announced.
14:06
October 26, 2020
Focus on the good stuff
It is so easy during menopausal meltdown (or any low period) to focus on the negativity, on what doesn't work, what feels bad and what is going wrong. But that is both unhelpful and a jaundiced perspective. To move forward confidently and emerge into joy again, we need to practise shifting the balance by focusing on what does work, what is positive, what feels good and what is going well.  Connect with us over on our Facebook page, The Mental Wealth Factory to access resources & training as soon as they're announced.
12:17
October 25, 2020
Reflection
How can we learn from things going wrong and not allow our sensitivities to spiral us into a destructive downward vortex of negativity and self pity? 24 hours after a disastrous webinar, here's what I'm thinking. Connect with us over on our Facebook page, The Mental Wealth Factory to access resources & training as soon as they're announced.
12:27
October 24, 2020
Bad day at the office
What do you do when it all goes horribly wrong? Today's episode is a test of resilience shared...proving how much you can change at any age. Connect with us over on our Facebook page, The Mental Wealth Factory to access resources & training as soon as they're announced.
21:46
October 23, 2020
Just an episode
That little word, 'just' opens up a hornet's nest of hidden obstacles, understated habits, time-consuming activities, and more. I'll just be off now because I'm just doing a webinar. This episode will just take a few minutes.  Connect with us over on our Facebook page, The Mental Wealth Factory to access resources & training as soon as they're announced.
19:30
October 22, 2020
Why I'm supporting the Trussell Trust
Charitable giving can be a dilemma. Who do you give to? Should you give money or time? Is it even right that charities exist? I've decided to actively support the Trussell Trust with every future sale of one of my online programmes, Crisis to Freedom.  If you'd like to know more about them, here's the link: https://www.trusselltrust.org/ It's not too late to register for tomorrow's live webinar, How to Re-write the Rules of Menopause and Live Life on Your Terms. https://go.thementalwealthfactory.co.uk/registration Connect with us over on our Facebook page, The Mental Wealth Factory to access resources & training as soon as they're announced.
15:40
October 21, 2020
Your menopausal challenges
In response to a question, "what's your #1 challenge when it comes to regaining control of your life and thoughts?", you responded in droves and some of those answers are shared here. You are not alone! A few people have been messaging about this webinar and how to register, so here's the link:  🙂 https://go.thementalwealthfactory.co.uk/registration  Connect with us over on our Facebook page, The Mental Wealth Factory to access resources & training as soon as they're announced.
16:38
October 20, 2020
Who can you trust?
In a world of lies, fakery and pretence, who can you trust? Yourself maybe? It's time to let your guard down, be yourself and stop trying to live up to some version of acceptability that you've convinced yourself you have to conform to. Connect with us over on our Facebook page, The Mental Wealth Factory to access resources & training as soon as they're announced. Photo by Joshua Miranda from Pexels
12:52
October 19, 2020
Lockdown, birthdays & irrelevance
One of those frivolous parable type stories, pulling together birthday gifts with lessons for lockdown and incorporating other irrelevancies on the way. For the diehard listener, probably.  Connect with us over on our Facebook page, The Mental Wealth Factory to access resources & training as soon as they're announced.
12:01
October 18, 2020
Doing things you don't like
When should you get over your unwillingness to do something you don't like...and when should you just give in to it? Connect with us over on our Facebook page, The Mental Wealth Factory to access resources & training as soon as they're announced.
11:31
October 17, 2020
Calming the inner critic
We all have an inner critic. Sometimes it's louder than others. Around menopause it often gets loudest. How can you respond to restore your real self? Connect with us over on our Facebook page, The Mental Wealth Factory to access resources & training as soon as they're announced.
14:21
October 16, 2020
At some point you need a system
This one's for those of you if you're in business for yourself or thinking of being in business for yourself. You're an individual and you're unique. But eventually you need systems to work FOR you if you're going to succeed and enjoy succeeding. Connect with us over on our Facebook page, The Mental Wealth Factory to access resources & training as soon as they're announced. Photo by Darlene Alderson from Pexels
22:06
October 16, 2020
Rambling about purpose
Regular listeners will recognise this as one of those rambling episodes involving temperature of the room, cups of tea, and a brief foray into the question of life purpose (which seems to crop up frequently in menopause and midlife). Connect with us over on our Facebook page, The Mental Wealth Factory to access resources & training as soon as they're announced.
22:25
October 15, 2020
The perils of people-pleasing
People-pleasing is a common condition, but it robs you of your sense of self. It also risks damaging your physical and mental well-being. You can end up with the rough end of every deal, being undervalued in relationships and at work, and, if you work in a high-risk environment, you can put other people's health and well-being at risk too.  Connect with us over on our Facebook page, The Mental Wealth Factory to access resources & training as soon as they're announced.
21:06
October 14, 2020
Taking time off from the list
There will always be a list. Even if we don't write it down, the list of things we tell ourselves we must do, should do, need to do, runs in our head and can become the script for our lives. What really happens if you occasionally stop?  Connect with us over on our Facebook page, The Mental Wealth Factory to access resources & training as soon as they're announced.
11:50
October 13, 2020
Seize the Monday
Got that Monday feeling? Is life passing you by? Use it as the impetus to grab your own life by the short and curlies and be consider living it on your terms. Connect with us over on our Facebook page, The Mental Wealth Factory to access resources & training as soon as they're announced.
19:20
October 12, 2020
Hit pause on the goal setting
It sounds crazy advice. But if you're overwhelmed, frustrated, struggling with energy, motivation, brain fog, or anything else, you need to pause any goal setting because it can make things worse. Instead, use your imagination to instigate real change. Connect with us over on our Facebook page, The Mental Wealth Factory to access resources & training as soon as they're announced. Photo by Markus Winkler from Pexels
20:02
October 11, 2020
Finding flow (without overthinking)
Flow is something athletes and performers know well...but we all have moments of flow or take ourselves into a hypnotic trance without even realising it. And it's powerful. It's when we're in this state that we free the mind to access the same resources that seem impossible to find when we're trying really hard. And this can lead to lightbulb moments that break you free of the overthinking which is keeping you stuck and frustrated. Connect with us over on our Facebook page, The Mental Wealth Factory to access resources & training as soon as they're announced.
17:16
October 10, 2020
"I know that!" and other myths
The more we think we know, the more we can close down to other learning. Which means we're also closing down to breakthroughs that can transform our lives. We can never know it all. This episode encourages you to practice the art of the 'empty cup.'' Connect with us over on our Facebook page, The Mental Wealth Factory to access resources & training as soon as they're announced.
17:12
October 9, 2020
The importance of boundaries
I confess. I'm someone with a track record of being a little controlling, overly perfectionist, and taking on more and more, either because I didn't trust others to do something as well as I could, or because I convinced myself there was no other option. If something needed to be done, I had to do it. At least, that's the story I told myself. Which meant I had to learn a thing or two about boundaries in order to improve my own mental wellbeing.  Here's why you need to consider a few changes too. Connect with us over on our Facebook page, The Mental Wealth Factory to access resources & training as soon as they're announced.
17:11
October 8, 2020
Why I'm not hoping to make a difference
There are subtle language patterns in common use that, surprisingly, can keep you from living life on your terms. In this episode, I share three examples: "hope to, need to, manage to" and reveal how they're apologetic, measly and weigh you down.  Connect with us over on our Facebook page, The Mental Wealth Factory to access resources & training as soon as they're announced. Photo by Magda Ehlers from Pexels
14:53
October 7, 2020
Serotonin and it's part in your mental health
Serotonin is the chemical your body produces to keep you happy, calm & coping. If you feel lost, stuck, overwhelmed, confused, anxious, low, the chances are you are not producing enough of it. Here's a little update on small changes you can make that might just make a big difference.  Connect with us over on our Facebook page, The Mental Wealth Factory to access resources & training as soon as they're announced. Here's a link to find out more about serotonin: https://www.healthline.com/health/mental-health/serotonin
20:52
October 6, 2020
Playing with chaos
Discover why the best system or process for positive change is NO system or process. Unplanned sensory experience, just for the fun of it, is more powerful for getting you unstuck and helping you make the change you want, whatever that change is. Learn how to trust the chaos. Connect with us over on our Facebook page, The Mental Wealth Factory to access resources & training as soon as they're announced. Photo by Fiona Art from Pexels
17:16
October 5, 2020
What's in a letter?
If you want to improve your mental well-being, you might want to think about writing a letter. This episode explains why. Connect with us over on our Facebook page, The Mental Wealth Factory to access resources & training as soon as they're announced. Photo by Suzy Hazelwood from Pexels
14:49
October 4, 2020
Unfiltered imagination
Your imagination is the most powerful 'tool' in your mental wealth armoury. However, it's often underplayed, underused or just plain misunderstood. How can you make it more powerful in helping you make positive change in your life today? Connect with us over on our Facebook page, The Mental Wealth Factory to access resources & training as soon as they're announced.
15:59
October 3, 2020
When Irish eyes are smiling: a eulogy for my Mum
Short and sweet, the eulogy which was written for my Mum's funeral and shared here. Just because. Connect with us over on our Facebook page, The Mental Wealth Factory to access resources & training as soon as they're announced.
08:14
October 2, 2020
Chronic stress overload. Are you entitled?
Unpicking the 'logic' of stress and introducing 'simple' ways to stimulate positive change using the power of imagination. Connect with us over on our Facebook page, The Mental Wealth Factory to access resources & training as soon as they're announced.
21:57
October 1, 2020
Powerful expectations
Expectations are powerful. They underpin so many relationships and are often the iceberg that grounds the ship of love. When we - or others - fail to live up to expectations, there's a bitter taste and a sting in the tail. Much of the time expectations are unspoken, yet we 'expect' others to know what they are anyway. It applies to parents, children, partners, friends, colleagues, bosses, staff. Expectations are time bombs that can burden us for a lifetime if we don't learn how to express them appropriately - or let them go - so you can move on with the life you really want - and deserve.  Connect with us over on our Facebook page, The Mental Wealth Factory to access resources & training as soon as they're announced.
21:55
September 30, 2020
Good grief
Grief is, like any emotion, the most personal experience. There's no consistency about it, no real common thread, except that we all empathise with it. Most of us will come to it at some point in life. This episode takes a little journey through my own grief in the hope it will provide comfort or reassurance to others going through their own.  Connect with us over on our Facebook page, The Mental Wealth Factory to access resources & training as soon as they're announced.
18:16
September 29, 2020
Loose ends
Tying up loose ends seems such a natural (and satisfying!) thing to do, but when it comes to the internet, it can be a poison chalice robbing us of the moment and adding to stress or overwhelm for very little gain. Learning to accept that we can't tie up all the loose ends on the internet - or in life - is a valuable exercise in letting go.  Connect with us over on our Facebook page, The Mental Wealth Factory to access resources & training as soon as they're announced.
15:02
September 28, 2020
Easy Sunday
Sometimes there's no plan, no schedule, no 'must do,' there's just the easiness of the day and the world feels a beautiful place. Today is one of those days. It's an easy Sunday. Connect with us over on our Facebook page, The Mental Wealth Factory to access resources & training as soon as they're announced.
11:57
September 27, 2020
Being yourself
Just be yourself, they say. But what the **** does that mean??!! I think I've had an epiphany moment on this front and do my best to share in such a way that it might just help you understand what that means. Or not. Connect with us over on our Facebook page, The Mental Wealth Factory to access resources & training as soon as they're announced.
19:22
September 26, 2020
Emotional navigation
This episode has been recorded in response to a question asked on a masterclass webinar today. The webinar was entitled, 'How to Rewrite the Rules of Menopause and Live Life on Your Terms.' The question was around understanding the neuroscience underpinning a technique I call emotional navigation. I use this process with clients (and for myself) to get out of 'stuckness' when nothing else seems to work.  Connect with us over on our Facebook page, The Mental Wealth Factory to access resources & training as soon as they're announced.
14:58
September 25, 2020
The cinema is closed
Stories are the most powerful tools for learning and change. This one is courtesy of a client and her way of moving forward powerfully from a place of high anxiety and fear. Connect with us over on our Facebook page, The Mental Wealth Factory to access resources & training as soon as they're announced.
17:45
September 24, 2020
Tipping over the edge
Loaded with metaphor as ever, this is a quick overview on how stress overload affects your thinking, amplifies the impact of menopause and why you need to acquire tools to increase your resilience.  Connect with us over on our Facebook page, The Mental Wealth Factory to access resources & training as soon as they're announced.
22:12
September 23, 2020
Keep Calm & Carry On
We're all familiar with the slogan. But what does it really mean? And how can we use a deeper understanding of it to make a real difference in our own lives? Connect with us over on our Facebook page, The Mental Wealth Factory to access resources & training as soon as they're announced.
16:40
September 22, 2020
Invisible women III
The following question was asked at a masterclass I ran last week (How to Rewrite the Rules of Menopause and Live Life on Your Terms): "I'm lost. How do I stop being invisible?" which prompted this Invisible women III. The clue is in identity...and how this gets turned upside down during menopause. Connect with us over on our Facebook page, The Mental Wealth Factory to access resources & training as soon as they're announced.
14:02
September 21, 2020
Should you?
Such a simple word - 'should' causes a plethora of bad feeling and inadequacy. Here's why you need to change it. Connect with us over on our Facebook page, The Mental Wealth Factory to access resources & training as soon as they're announced.
12:05
September 20, 2020
Change in perspective
There is no right or wrong, there is just a difference of perspective. All change and growth in life comes down to expanding perspectives. Thankfully, the brain is adaptable and open to any change we care to make. If we care to make it. Connect with us over on our Facebook page, The Mental Wealth Factory to access resources & training as soon as they're announced.
16:40
September 19, 2020
Grumpy
Warning: rant episode...all about sham sympathy, the common desire to be seen to be a 'nice' person and the general unacceptability of any kind of bad humour. Connect with us over on our Facebook page, The Mental Wealth Factory to access resources & training as soon as they're announced.
15:22
September 18, 2020
Crisis to Freedom
The response to a masterclass on How to Rewrite the Rules of Menopause and Live Life on Your Terms has been pretty overwhelming. In this episode, I share the intention behind it, the outpouring it has prompted and the reason for the launch of Crisis to Freedom, a 6 Week Journey. https://go.thementalwealthfactory.co.uk/registration - expires 23rd September 2020 Connect with us over on our Facebook page, The Mental Wealth Factory to access resources & training as soon as they're announced.
20:48
September 17, 2020
The end and new beginnings
A fond farewell to my mother and a fond hello to a new masterclass. Nothing more to add. Connect with us over on our Facebook page, The Mental Wealth Factory to access resources & training as soon as they're announced.
09:02
September 16, 2020
Oops, I did it again.
Thanks for the title, Britney. However, rather than a homage to Britney Spears, this is part apology for confusing misinformation on the timing of a live webinar...and part foray into the personal perils of trying to live up to crushing perfectionism. A few new words get invented on the way....slong, slainful and intendo! Feel free to re-use. Connect with us over on our Facebook page, The Mental Wealth Factory to access resources & training as soon as they're announced.
13:41
September 15, 2020
Invisible women II
Following on from an earlier podcast, this episode questions why we collude with society to make ourselves invisible in midlife. It seems it's okay to be young and okay to be old, but invisibility suggests we 'not worthy'....like midlife is some tedious transition stopover on a long and arduous flight, instead of a glorious destination of it's own and take-off to a thrilling new adventure. Connect with us over on our Facebook page, The Mental Wealth Factory to access resources & training as soon as they're announced.
18:05
September 14, 2020
Brain food
Who knew? What lives in your gut feeds your brain. Real self care may have more to do with feeding your gut what it needs. There are benefits to mental wellbeing, reduced stress on and in our body, reduced inflammation, risk of heart attack, stroke, probably a whole lot more. Oh, and you're pretty likely to lose weight too. You might also, find it easier to stay motivated on feeling better mentally and physically rather than on whether you can wear skinny jeans and a bikini. Connect with us over on our Facebook page, The Mental Wealth Factory to access resources & training as soon as they're announced.
21:12
September 13, 2020
In conversation with Clarissa Kristjansson
Clarissa Kristjansson is a coach for professional women struggling with menopause. After 28 years working as a senior leader in major multi-nationals around the world, she suffered a burnout during perimenopause and came back from the edge thanks to adopting a mindful approach to menopause and life itself. Now she is turning her experience to help women in the peri to post menopause transition to live well. She coaches her clients on the key principles of de-stressing, revitalising through nutrition and positive lifestyle shifts, improving wellbeing and resilience, and creating an enjoyable and meaningful life. She is the author of the international best seller The Mindful Menopause and the host of the Thriving Thru Menopause podcast and a keynote speaker. Connect with us over on our Facebook page, The Mental Wealth Factory and join the Facebook Group, Mid Life Reinvention to access resources & training as soon as they're announced. Like to watch the interview? It's over on YouTube https://youtu.be/fG5VYe_sTrk
40:01
September 12, 2020
Bracing myself for loss
A call from Mum's care home means I'm preparing for loss...this episode is nothing more than a window into a normal part of life. There's one clear thing I learned from my parents. Living life on your terms also means dying on your terms.  Connect with us over on our Facebook page, The Mental Wealth Factory and join the Facebook Group, Mid Life Reinvention to access resources & training as soon as they're announced.
18:39
September 11, 2020
Why?
Too often, we're shut down (starting in childhood) from asking the question, "Why?". But, why? Why is a powerful question and demands more attention, more respect and more asking. Why? Because it  has the power to create change. Real change. Connect with us over on our Facebook page, The Mental Wealth Factory and join the Facebook Group, Mid Life Reinvention to access resources & training as soon as they're announced.
15:28
September 10, 2020
Diving deeper
Being grateful is something we're taught, but for most of us, that gratitude education doesn't go much beyond being grateful for things external to us - like the food on our plate or the home we live in or the clothes on our back. However, when you know how to dive deeper, gratitude can be amplified exponentially to increase well-being, happiness, reduce stress & guilt...and a host of other benefits. Connect with us over on our Facebook page, The Mental Wealth Factory and join the Facebook Group, Mid Life Reinvention to access resources & training as soon as they're announced.
13:41
September 9, 2020
Family benefits
There's a ripple effect that benefits way more than just you when you start to put yourself first and make personal happiness a priority.  Join me on a free webinar next week. How To Rewrite The Rules Of Menopause & Live Life On Your Terms. Sign up details to be announced soon.  Connect with us over on our Facebook page, The Mental Wealth Factory and join the Facebook Group, Mid Life Reinvention to access resources & training as soon as they're announced.
14:15
September 8, 2020
When the magic happens
Sometimes you don't realise that small and seemingly unconnected problems are symptomatic of menopause. However, when you start to put yourself first, you can experience extraordinary and unexpectedly positive changes. The magic happens.  (Oh, and there's an exciting announcement too!) Connect with us over on our Facebook page, The Mental Wealth Factory and join the Facebook Group, Mid Life Reinvention to access resources & training as soon as they're announced.
18:14
September 7, 2020
Tipping the balance
There's a key difference between someone who succeeds in pulling themselves out of negativity or a place of frustration and anxiety and someone who doesn't. It's where they choose to place their attention - and keep placing their attention. Connect with us over on our Facebook page, The Mental Wealth Factory and join the Facebook Group, Mid Life Reinvention to access resources & training as soon as they're announced.
19:24
September 6, 2020
Fixing a confused mind
Whilst the human brain is a complicated mass of processes that no-one fully understands, there are some very simple techniques you can start using today that, with practice, will help get you out of a repetitive and anxious, low, angry or negative state of mind. For good. Connect with us over on our Facebook page, The Mental Wealth Factory and join the Facebook Group, Mid Life Reinvention to access resources & training as soon as they're announced.
20:35
September 5, 2020
The story I tell myself ...
The story I tell myself is that it's time for women to start standing up for themselves, to be the change they want, before 'the change' (as it used to be so aptly named) changes lives in ways they didn't plan, imagine or want. There's a tool that can help make that transition easier...credit to Brene Brown and her book Dare to Lead (Vermilion)...The Story I Tell Myself is... Connect with us over on our Facebook page, The Mental Wealth Factory and join the Facebook Group, Mid Life Reinvention to access resources & training as soon as they're announced.
21:12
September 4, 2020
Invisible women
When you get to somewhere around 50, something strange happens. It seems you become invisible. You're temporarily wiped from the canvas of life, banished until you have enough wrinkles to make you an interesting old person. Isn't it time this changed? Connect with us over on our Facebook page, The Mental Wealth Factory and join the Facebook Group, Mid Life Reinvention to access resources & training as soon as they're announced.
20:44
September 3, 2020
Don't sweat the menopause
Menopause is talked about more often now, but it can still creep up on you and drain the lifeblood from you, almost without warning. We're offered two choices - to HRT or not to HRT - but what else can you do? And when? And why? Connect with us over on our Facebook page, The Mental Wealth Factory and join the Facebook Group, Mid Life Reinvention to access resources & training as soon as they're announced.
20:22
September 2, 2020
For those of you building business online...funnels
If you're planning to build business online, either just starting out or have been doing it a while with limited success, listen to this episode. Shirley shares big insider secrets that she's learned that will save you wasting thousands of marketing dollars on website builds and SEO. (Even if that means nothing to you right now, listen anyway!).  Connect with us over on our Facebook page, The Mental Wealth Factory and join the Facebook Group, Mid Life Reinvention to access resources & training as soon as they're announced.
14:51
September 1, 2020
Stuck?
All of us get stuck sometimes. So, how do you get unstuck - and move forwards without frustration, anxiety, or panic? It's a mind game you can win once you know how. Connect with us over on our Facebook page, The Mental Wealth Factory and join the Facebook Group, Mid Life Reinvention to access resources & training as soon as they're announced.
19:09
August 31, 2020
The Gift
This year has been dramatic, heartbreaking, challenging, heartwarming and much more besides. It's been a gift that allows us to change the way we think, the way we live, the way we work, and has given us the opportunity to finally live life with more meaning and purpose, according to what really matters to us. Connect with us over on our Facebook page, The Mental Wealth Factory and join the Facebook Group, Mid Life Reinvention to access resources & training as soon as they're announced.
09:22
August 30, 2020
In conversation with Heidi Clutterbuck
Heidi Clutterbuck will describe herself as 'just Heidi' and yet she is above all her own person, strong willed and opinionated, warm and funny. She is the anonymous Mrs A from Operation Larkspur an Independent Inquiry with the former IPCC concluding in April 2017. A victim of childhood sexual abuse who turned to Gloucestershire Constabulary in February 2013. In the hope of justice, closure and peace, she found the very opposite.  The recommendations from her case became a springboard of finding her strength and ultimately her voice. She speaks, blogs and writes on the topic of childhood sexual abuse, in the hope of helping to instigate open conversations, learning and change. She is also a nurturing mother to 5 children and you may have heard her on Radio 5 Live, Sky News or other media channels talking passionately about those subjects close to her heart.  Connect with us over on our Facebook page, The Mental Wealth Factory and join the Facebook Group, Mid Life Reinvention to access resources & training as soon as they're announced.
29:39
August 29, 2020
Overthinking it?
Some of us overthink everything and perfectionism is almost a career. It can creep in at any time over any issue...and it's ok up to a point. But it needs nipping in the bud early to prevent it becoming way more important than it really is and detracting from the things that matter most.  Connect with us over on our Facebook page, The Mental Wealth Factory and join the Facebook Group, Mid Life Reinvention to access resources & training as soon as they're announced.
20:44
August 28, 2020
The mother dilemma
Mothers have the power to transform and uplift, inspire and propel...but not always the way they intend. Too many sacrifice their own lives and dreams for the perceived benefit of others. But what if it's possible to be a mother who cares AND achieve life on your terms in midlife? Connect with us over on our Facebook page, The Mental Wealth Factory and join the Facebook Group, Mid Life Reinvention to access resources & training as soon as they're announced. That's my Mum, aged 89, in the picture. 
19:28
August 27, 2020
Looking back for clues
Does an identity (and capability) crisis for women really only occur at midlife and menopause...or are the seeds sown earlier on?  Connect with us over on our Facebook page, The Mental Wealth Factory and join the Facebook Group, Mid Life Reinvention to access resources & training as soon as they're announced.
20:45
August 26, 2020
3 Guaranteed Ways to Lower Anxiety & Unexplained Sadness
If anxiety, unexplained bouts of sadness or depression are affecting you in midlife, menopause (or at any other time!), here are the three key practices to improve your life, so you can stop feeling afraid, panicky or just plain worrying about every small thing. Connect with us over on our Facebook page, The Mental Wealth Factory and join the Facebook Group, Mid Life Reinvention to access resources & training as soon as they're announced.
19:53
August 25, 2020
The Joy of Finding Yourself
This episode is the celebration of a year-long client journey, from anxiety, depression, panic attacks and low self worth to self care, letting go, and feeling like a new person. There's little more rewarding than sharing in someone else's story of triumph over setbacks, especially when those setbacks seem huge and overwhelming. Connect with us over on our Facebook page, The Mental Wealth Factory and join the Facebook Group, Mid Life Reinvention to access resources & training as soon as they're announced.
18:48
August 24, 2020
What would you change?
Asking the question "What one decision in your life would you like to go back and change?" prompted a whole chain of thought that related to the notion of good and bad, right and wrong, painful and pleasurable...and how we can best make decisions in mid life and menopause. Connect with us over on our Facebook page, The Mental Wealth Factory and join the Facebook Group, Mid Life Reinvention to access resources & training as soon as they're announced.
13:39
August 23, 2020
In conversation with Lisa Mullan
Lisa Mullan has a degree in Biochemistry, a Phd, and speaks two languages. She joined the Welcome Trust Genome Campus in Cambridge in 2001 and worked there as Scientific Training Officer until she had her daughter in December 2006 and became a stay at home Mum for 7 years. When her second child went to school, she focused her attention on an idea she had been quietly harbouring for a very long time: turning the chemicals that make up DNA into 'cuddlies' so she could share the information with younger children.  Impressive though that sounds (and a wonderful inspiration for women everywhere), like most of us, Lisa has had hurdles and obstacles to hinder her progress. This conversation sheds light on the journey and how it has been a longer and harder haul than she ever thought possible, in terms of work, mindset change and confidence building.  Here's the link to Lisa's book for primary children: https://dinkyamigos.com/book/ Connect with us over on our Facebook page, The Mental Wealth Factory and join the Facebook Group, Mid Life Reinvention to access resources & training as soon as they're announced.
41:25
August 22, 2020
Senior citizen's day? Why??
Rant & flippancy alert. It turns out August 21st is Senior Citizen's Day in the US. Why? Who are seniors, why do we need a label, when does the label start...and is it patronising?  Connect with us over on our Facebook page, The Mental Wealth Factory and join the Facebook Group, Mid Life Reinvention to access resources & training as soon as they're announced.
12:11
August 21, 2020
Are you engaging in mental self flagellation?
It usually comes labelled a little differently, but mentally beating yourself up, doubting your self worth, repeatedly questioning your actions or opinions and low self esteem are all evidence of mental self-flagellation. It's harmful and will only get worse if you don't do something about it. Connect with us over on our Facebook page, The Mental Wealth Factory and join the Facebook Group, Mid Life Reinvention to access resources & training as soon as they're announced.
13:43
August 20, 2020
The real reasons you can't lose weight and still keep overeating
There it is. The W word. Weight and, more specifically, weight gain and overeating or binge eating that adds to your load in midlife and menopause.  Do you really want to be on a diet for the rest of your life? Or would you rather find a way to be happier, losing weight if you want to, without the slog and the angst and the mental self flagellation? Connect with us over on our Facebook page, The Mental Wealth Factory and join the Facebook Group, Mid Life Reinvention to access resources & training as soon as they're announced.
21:35
August 19, 2020
Guilty work
Are you harbouring any guilty secrets? I discovered one today and it's all about work. It turns out that I feel guilty working. Who knew? I encourage you to seek out the kind of things you're secretly feeling guilty about. And stop it! Connect with us over on our Facebook page, The Mental Wealth Factory and join the Facebook Group, Mid Life Reinvention to access resources & training as soon as they're announced.
09:34
August 18, 2020
Recovering from setbacks
Sometimes setbacks are unavoidable. Especially where tech or other people are involved. It's so easy to become deeply disappointed, angry, frustrated and for allowing those feelings to spiral out of control, telling the world, "You'll never believe what's just happened!" and allowing it to negatively colour your day, your week, your month, even your life. Here's what to do instead.  Connect with us over on our Facebook page, The Mental Wealth Factory and join the Facebook Group, Mid Life Reinvention to access resources & training as soon as they're announced.
17:02
August 17, 2020
Chicken or egg, menopause or...?
Disclaimer. I'm no expert in menopause, unless you count having lived through it. However, I do have experience of working with many women who are at the menopausal stage of life, who have emotional symptoms put down to menopause, and who can be helped in a way that has nothing to do with HRT. Maybe rather than cause or effect, is it more about which exacerbates which? Connect with us over on our Facebook page, The Mental Wealth Factory and join the Facebook Group, Mid Life Reinvention to access resources & training as soon as they're announced.
21:55
August 16, 2020
In conversation with Anna Komar
Anna Komar has recently forayed into the world of podcasting, with a podcast entitled Nature Spot. It was initially her way of finding her voice and dealing with her 'ego gremlins', but is beginning to be noticed and gradually taking on a life of its own. Our 'in-conversation ' covers podcasting, self-doubt, courage, the confidence (or otherwise) of youth, and the injustices of low pay for female-dominated work. I know, random, as ever. Anna's podcast is on anchor.fm/naturespot and has an Instagram page where it goes by the handle of @naturespotpodcast. It is also available on apple podcasts, spotify, breaker and a few others. Connect with us over on our Facebook page, The Mental Wealth Factory and join the Facebook Group, Mid Life Reinvention to access resources & training as soon as they're announced.
44:11
August 15, 2020
Women baby boomers, speak up!
Many midlifers are the tail end baby boomers. In the 1970's, we had something to say about equality, change, women's rights. Yet, how much has really changed? #metoo showed that sexual assault, harassment, and discrimination had gone nowhere. Women are still woefully underrepresented on the boards of companies and in politics. Even where they are represented, most are still playing a man's game by patriarchal rules. At midlife, it's time to say 'no more.' We have more power than almost any generation to choose to create our own lives and businesses on our own terms, without having to abide by someone else's rules. The time has come for real change, to be the role model you would have chosen to follow. Connect with us over on our Facebook page, The Mental Wealth Factory and join the Facebook Group, Mid Life Reinvention to access resources & training as soon as they're announced.
19:07
August 14, 2020
It's not what you think it is
If you're the kind of person who is usually the 'coping' one, the kind who gets things done, who is good at your job and can be relied on in stressful situations, when you start to find the going tough you're unlikely to wake up and think, "I know just what I need: a little midlife reinvention." But maybe you should. Because menopause and other things outside your control need not rob you permanently of your sense of self, your courage and your confidence. On the contrary, you can become more in control of what you want and how to get it, without sacrificing your health or happiness. Connect with us over on our Facebook page, The Mental Wealth Factory and join the Facebook Group, Mid Life Reinvention to access resources & training as soon as they're announced.
15:35
August 13, 2020
Confronting fears & lowering anxiety
Everybody feels fear. It's normal. But when your world starts shrinking because you're avoiding (or sabotaging!) ordinary situations that you know you really should be able to manage (like social interaction, difficult conversations, ending a job or relationship, starting a new job or relationship), then it's time to do something about it. But how? Connect with us over on our Facebook page, The Mental Wealth Factory and join the Facebook Group, Mid Life Reinvention to access resources & training as soon as they're announced.
22:54
August 12, 2020
The real value of distractions
Who knew? Distractions serve a purpose. The question is, what purpose? In this episode, Shirley encourages you to embrace your distractions as friends trying to help you the only way they know how...and urges you to listen to what it is they are telling you.  Connect with us over on our Facebook page, The Mental Wealth Factory and join the Facebook Group, Mid Life Reinvention to access resources & training as soon as they're announced.
14:01
August 11, 2020
Promoting your business and the power of yes or no
When it comes to promoting any business, it pays to know how effective your promotional spend is; and when it's your own business, that spend is comprised partly of time and partly of money. So, how do you know if an opportunity to promote yourself for free (or almost free) is one you should say yes to, or no? Plus, how does this have relevance for other parts of your life, especially when it comes to living life on your terms? Connect with us over on our Facebook page, The Mental Wealth Factory and join the Facebook Group, Mid Life Reinvention to access resources & training as soon as they're announced.
19:19
August 10, 2020
Dreams, happiness & what we can teach millenials
In mid to late life, we often wake up to a desire to live our dreams, follow our hearts, and find our purpose before it's too late. The clock is ticking and we hear it. Interestingly, we share these desires with millenials, and, whilst they may seem to have it nailed, it's usually nothing more than superficial surface gloss. We, on the other hand, have the wisdom and experience which can lead to deeper happiness. This allows us to step into the path of becoming role models for change, instead of lagging behind the curve. Connect with us over on our Facebook page, The Mental Wealth Factory and join the Facebook Group, Mid Life Reinvention to access resources & training as soon as they're announced.
14:55
August 9, 2020
In conversation with Michelle Myrick - thought management
In this podcast episode, Shirley is in conversation with the inspirational Michelle Myrick, whose passion shines through the recording. Michelle was born and raised at Cape Pine Lighthouse in Newfoundland, Canada and currently lives in Norway. She has been a singer, songwriter, and musician for the majority of her life, but when she took up painting a few years ago, everything seemed to fall into place. Painting opened a new door of self-discovery – a door that led to greater awareness of how unresolved trauma and self-doubt had been holding her back.  Through visual art, she began to see the hidden gifts within her experiences, and the deeper meaning they held for her life. Her artistic journey led her back to her true self. It fueled her passion to help others and has formed the basis of her life purpose – to teach others how to overcome adversity through thought management, and how to build self-confidence to pursue life dreams and goals. A teacher by trade, a creative at heart and a coach by practice, this former lighthouse girl has found a way to combine her skills, talents and experiences to help guide others in redesigning their lives from the inside out. Free “Using Art to Embody Awareness” Workshop: www.MichelleMyrick.com/art
35:47
August 8, 2020
Running out of sympathy
Have you ever experienced sympathy fatigue? Your friend or relative has been having a hard time and you want to be supportive, but no amount of tea or sympathy is having any impact. It's as if they want to wallow in their misery out of choice and they go over and over the same old stories and worries that you've heard a thousand times before. Nothing you say or do has any impact. It's bringing you down. In the end, you may start avoiding them. Or maybe you've been that person? This episode unpacks what's really going on in their heads and why they can't stop it - and provides some clues as to what can be done to help. Connect with us over on our Facebook page, The Mental Wealth Factory and join the Facebook Group, Mid Life Reinvention to access resources & training as soon as they're announced.
25:01
August 7, 2020
Indecision is ruining your life
Indecision sounds such a harmless thing. We all have it sometimes. But what if you're indecisive a lot of the time?  It's not just a character trait. It's an invisible form of self-harm, insidiously increasing stress levels, robbing you of your concentration, your calm and, if not well managed, leading you down the path of anxiety and depression. How do you become more decisive? And head over to our Facebook page, The Mental Wealth Factory or email shirley@thementalwealthfactory.co.uk. Join the Facebook Group, Mid Life Reinvention to access resources & training as soon as they're announced.
19:25
August 6, 2020
Dealing with calendar madness
Ever forget an appointment or a meeting? How many notifications/reminders do you have running on your phone/desktop/tablet? How many devices are you running? Still got post-its on the fridge? Paper calendars? Diaries???? In this episode, Shirley questions just why it is so hard to remember exactly what you're meant to be doing and when, even though there are more ways to remind yourself than ever. And head over to our Facebook page, The Mental Wealth Factory or email shirley@thementalwealthfactory.co.uk. Join the Facebook Group, Mid Life Reinvention to access resources & training as soon as they're announced.
20:03
August 5, 2020
Social media, yay! (Really???)
If you know anything about me, you know I loathe social media. All social media. So you may be forgiven for thinking that, during the night, someone has performed a frontal lobotomy on me and that I have woken up a different person. Or that I have finally completely lost the plot. Both would be reasonable assumptions. However, this podcast episode is all about what happens when you follow the plan I've been laying out for you in recent days. Yay! I have a team...and a social media solution. I share all in the episode. So excited! If you like this recording or this channel, please share widely on your own social media channels. And head over to our Facebook page, The Mental Wealth Factory or email shirley@thementalwealthfactory.co.uk. Join the Facebook Group, Mid Life Reinvention to access resources & training as soon as they're announced.
12:53
August 4, 2020
Who's Judging Who?
When we're judgemental of others behaviour or actions, it can say more about us and our own behaviour than we're willing to realise. In this podcast episode, Shirley suggests that, when you make a judgement about someone else, it reflects something you feel less than ideal about within yourself. However, when you can learn to use it as a navigational aid for finding where you feel uncomfortable about yourself, and how you think or behave, it becomes an opportunity to self-reflect. It can help both increase your empathy and raise your self-worth.  If you like this recording or this channel, please share widely on your own social media channels. And head over to our Facebook page, The Mental Wealth Factory or email shirley@thementalwealthfactory.co.uk. Join the Facebook Group, Mid Life Reinvention to access resources & training as soon as they're announced.
10:48
August 3, 2020
Permission to get it wrong
In this episode, Shirley challenges you to think about making different decisions, to question what is selfish or not, and what is right or wrong. Taking responsibility for yourself and only yourself means letting go of all the excuses, justifications and stories we tell ourselves for why we can or can't do something.  If you like this recording or this channel, please share widely on your own social media channels. And head over to our Facebook page, The Mental Wealth Factory or email shirley@thementalwealthfactory.co.uk. Join the Facebook Group, Mid Life Reinvention to access resources & training as soon as they're announced.
22:25
August 2, 2020
In conversation with Jo Haley
Jo Haley is an engaging Positive Image Coach. She helps women over 45 to build confidence with their bodies and to feel more attractive and visible in their appearance boosting their self-worth.   Our conversation covers how to get on to a top podcast with dating expert, James Preece, just because you want to,  explores domestic abuse from a personal perspective and questions how it is that all the countries with the best record on managing Covid 19 are led by women, and those with the worst record are led by men. Just saying.   Find her at https://thepositiveimagecoach.co.uk/  If you liked this podcast, subscribe to the channel and to watch the video on YouTube visit https://youtu.be/grGoBJTUThM. Be sure to subscribe to the channel there too.
29:43
August 1, 2020
Part two: Building Business - using other people to get things done
Having set yourself some project deadlines and targets, what do you do with the list of 'tasks' associated with achieving them? How do you avoid falling into overwhelm and the infinite rabbit hole of new skills you tell yourself you need to master in order to succeed? This is tricky because the interwebby is full of people selling solutions that keep popping up in your search and social media feeds, telling you 'anyone can do this' and you'll be making money within the week. Rarely true. In this episode, Shirley talks about budgets and team....that you can start with from the kick-off (even if you think you can't).  If you like this recording or this channel, please share widely on your own social media channels. And head over to our Facebook page, The Mental Wealth Factory or email shirley@thementalwealthfactory.co.uk. Join the Facebook Group, Mid Life Reinvention to access resources & training as soon as they're announced.
22:17
July 31, 2020
Part One: Business Building - using imagination to get things done
Why is it that, when you work for someone else, you can juggle workloads, hit deadlines, be organised, and achieve ridiculous targets? Yet, when it comes to finding the motivation to succeed in your own business, especially if it's a B2C (business to consumer) product or service, it can be tough. You procrastinate, delay, question whether it's possible, question whether you're doing it 'right,' whether you're too old, etc.  In this podcast, Shirley shares a simple way to use the power of your imagination to build that motivation, so you can succeed.  If you like this recording or this channel, please share widely on your own social media channels. And head over to our Facebook page, The Mental Wealth Factory or email shirley@thementalwealthfactory.co.uk. Join the Facebook Group, Mid Life Reinvention to access resources & training as soon as they're announced.
21:49
July 30, 2020
You cannot be serious!!!!
On a quest to find the kind of magazines and articles available for women over 50, Shirley did a little Google search (like you do!) and found an unbelievably laughable list. Publishers, hang your head in shame! We're over 50, not IN the 1950s! We are women of power, passion, drive, and influence (once we get over the midlife and menopausal crisis of self-doubt bit). We want more role models, more inspiration, more business, more creativity (no, not just knitting and cookery!) and more thought-provoking, change-making, conscious consumerism. Or is it just me? If you like this recording or this channel, please share widely on your own social media channels. And head over to our Facebook page, The Mental Wealth Factory or email shirley@thementalwealthfactory.co.uk. Join the Facebook Group, Mid Life Reinvention to access resources & training as soon as they're announced.
20:45
July 29, 2020
What lessons are we learning?
Looking back on a degree in Economics and, in particular, Economic History and the Industrial Revolution, Shirley suggests parallels with today's technological revolution and the havoc wreaked by a pandemic. There is only one thing we can actively change in the vortex of this storm. Ourselves and our perspective on the world.  If you like this recording or this channel, please share widely on your own social media channels. And head over to our Facebook page, The Mental Wealth Factory or email shirley@thementalwealthfactory.co.uk. Join the Facebook Group, Mid Life Reinvention to access resources & training as soon as they're announced.
17:09
July 28, 2020
Which Therapy is Best?
In this episode, Shirley responds to a recent Facebook post about which type of therapy works best for long term success. She also goes into the importance of choosing words carefully - and how you can best use this to your advantage.  If you like this recording or this channel, please share widely on your own social media channels.  And head over to our Facebook page, The Mental Wealth Factory or email shirley@thementalwealthfactory.co.uk. Join the Facebook Group, Mid Life Reinvention to access resources & training as soon as they're announced.
17:51
July 27, 2020
The Power of Repetition
The key to success in any field is simple. It's all down to repetition. Whether it's science, sport, stock trading, ecology, learning a language, or knitting, the answer is the same. Break everything down to its core parts and master one step, process, movement at a time through simple repetition. Boring? Yes, it can be. But it's how your brain learns best. If you want mastery, you have to start with repetition. And repeat.  To access life reinvention resources & training, visit the Facebook Group, Mid Life Reinvention Leave a message or get in touch via the Facebook page, confusingly called The Mental Wealth Factory
14:08
July 26, 2020
In conversation with Jacquelyn Phillips - back from the brink
In this podcast episode, Shirley is in intimate conversation with Jacquelyn Phillips. Jacquelyn's self-description is disarmingly honest and engaging. She describes herself as having transformed from a self-sabotaging chronic adulterer to a happy, healthy and self-loving winner. She talks directly from the heart and shares her very personal story of depression and suicidal brinkmanship with self-effacing courage. Like this podcast? Share with others. Help grow the like-minded tribe. Access life reinvention resources & training by joining the Facebook Group, Mid Life Reinvention Leave a message or get in touch via the Facebook page, confusingly called The Mental Wealth Factory.
31:59
July 25, 2020
Quick & Dirty Overwhelm Fix
In this mini training episode, Shirley shares a simple technique for getting out of overwhelm that anyone can use to simplify thinking, get out of your head and into action. To take a look at my simple example, as described in the episode, and to access life reinvention resources & training, visit the Facebook Group, Mid Life Reinvention Leave a message or get in touch via the Facebook page, confusingly called The Mental Wealth Factory.
19:56
July 24, 2020
What to do when decision making goes AWOL in self employment
Why is it that the kinds of decisions you make with such ease when you work for somebody else can suddenly become sources of prevarication the minute you work for yourself? Should you, shouldn't you, will you, won't you? "Oops, I missed the deadline, never mind!" Sound familiar? This episode sheds some light on why - and what to do about it. Leave a message here, head over to our Facebook page, The Mental Wealth Factory or email shirley@thementalwealthfactory.co.uk. Join the Facebook Group, Mid Life Reinvention to access these resources & training as soon as they're announced.
19:55
July 23, 2020
Giving mid life a kick in the proverbials
It's as if midlife creeps up and mugs us while we're sleeping. It can seem like one minute we're all vibrant and driven, the next we're confused, overwhelmed, gaining weight and discovering pains we never had. What to do? Shirley encourages us to be more childlike, more playful...and let the magic happen. Leave a message here, head over to our Facebook page, The Mental Wealth Factory or email shirley@thementalwealthfactory.co.uk. Join the Facebook Group, Mid Life Reinvention to access these resources & training as soon as they're announced.
22:37
July 22, 2020
The problem with Tony Robbins
In this podcast, Shirley gets opinionated (again!), questioning why it is that Tony Robbins (and others like him) are followed with such passion - and how this relates to women not being visible or vocal enough. Maybe you agree or disagree, but you're likely to have an opinion. Access life reinvention resources & training by joining the Facebook Group, Mid Life Reinvention Leave a message or get in touch via the Facebook page, confusingly called The Mental Wealth Factory.
21:49
July 21, 2020
Sustainable fulfilment - for a happier you and a happier planet
In this episode, Shirley explains how sustainable fulfilment is at the heart of her own bigger plan - and questions whether it might be yours too. In the mid to later life quest to get in touch with your inner self, to create positive change in the world, to grow and learn, to explore, to experiment - and to support the aligned well-being of planet and person - it seems there's a need for a collective hub to deliver 'dip your toes in' learning, 'dive in deep' discovery, shared passion and personal transformation, for the good of self and the good of one another.  What deeper - or beginner - types of learning would you value? Leave a message here, head over to our Facebook page, The Mental Wealth Factory or email shirley@thementalwealthfactory.co.uk.  Join the Facebook Group, Mid Life Reinvention to access these resources & training as soon as they're announced. 
15:01
July 20, 2020
Beginning creative self discovery
In this podcast episode, Shirley reveals early plans for building a community of learning and creative self-discovery for women in mid-life who have a passion or a yearning for greater spiritual awareness and/or creativity, who care about nature and the planet and who are open to developing their inner selves and outward actions to make a positive difference in the world, without the need to conform to the old rules of what others say is possible.  Access life reinvention resources & training by joining the Facebook Group, Mid Life Reinvention (soon to become so much more than a Facebook Group!) Leave a message or get in touch via the Facebook page, confusingly called The Mental Wealth Factory.
21:44
July 19, 2020
In conversation with Daniel Holley - "What Could We Achieve If We Were All Striving To Do Our Best?"
In this episode of 'in conversation', Shirley talks at length with Daniel Holley.  The normal half-hour episode turned into an hour as we navigated the potentially dangerous waters of 'accidental' racism, which became a learning point for deep discussion. Dan is an energetic, vibrant, and deep figure. The intention he brings to the table pushes and encourages evolution of thought and development in those who work with him, which you will see played out to great effect in this episode!  The focus is around what he has labelled "Social Cohesion", which persistently asks the question, "What could we achieve if we were all striving to do our best?". At the central point of his work, is social justice. He empowers those who support, uplift and empower the under-represented and marginalised social groups. Find him on www.daniel-holley.com. Like this? Want to recommend a person for an 'in conversation' or become one yourself? Leave a message or get in touch via the Facebook page, confusingly called The Mental Wealth Factory.
55:57
July 18, 2020
The Trouble with Guilt
Responding to a Facebook post on guilt, Shirley gets a little feisty and takes issue with Brene Brown's definitions of guilt and shame; distinguishing between one emotion which is driven by an internal moral compass and the other which is the adoption of a projection from another person's moral compass.  Access life reinvention resources & training by joining the Facebook Group, Mid Life Reinvention Leave a message or get in touch via the Facebook page, confusingly called The Mental Wealth Factory.
18:07
July 17, 2020
Stimulating creativity - just for the fun of it.
In this podcast episode, Shirley explains why diving into something new and creative, with no plan for an outcome or expertise, is vital to stimulating positive neural networks that lead to greater fulfilment. Irrespective of whether it's related specifically to what you're learning, get your hands dirty, your feet wet, and your mind and body immersed in something pleasurable. And see where it takes you. Just because. If you'd like to see Shirley's output from her portrait drawing class, head over to our Facebook page, The Mental Wealth Factory. Access life reinvention resources & training by joining the Facebook Group, Mid Life Reinvention
17:50
July 16, 2020
Navigating a Dark Place
In this episode, Shirley talks of the kind of tiny incident that leads to the unravelling of a day. She describes the pattern of thoughts that unfold when you allow yourself to get sucked into a dark moment; and how to move past it.  Access life reinvention resources & training by joining the Facebook Group, Mid Life Reinvention Leave a message or get in touch via the Facebook page, confusingly called The Mental Wealth Factory.
18:48
July 15, 2020
Why performance and achievement aren't good enough
In this episode, Shirley reads a short extract from the draft of her book on leadership in mental health in secondary schools, in which she makes the case for why the persistent focus on academic performance and achievement adds value to only a select few; and leaves the rest at the mercy of mental ill health and a lifelong sense of underachievement.  Access life reinvention resources & training by joining the Facebook Group, Mid Life Reinvention Leave a message or get in touch via the Facebook page, confusingly called The Mental Wealth Factory.
10:07
July 14, 2020
Where Are Your Money Thoughts Leading You
Based on her own experience, Shirley helps you consider the thoughts that are keeping you stuck in a money trap; and how to change them by first observing them. When you have any kind of negative relationship with money, it infects so many small moments and generates a cascade of reinforcing negative thoughts that limit your ability to have more in your life. 
21:34
July 13, 2020
Your Life is a Decision
In this podcast episode, Shirley recounts the midlife moment of decision; and explains how EVERY moment of your life is based on a decision - to stay as you are, or to do something different. Everything good and everything bad begins with a decision. And you can choose something different at any moment. Whether it's choosing coffee over tea, honey over sugar, marriage over divorce, family over self, employment over entrepreneurship, this country over that, silence over speech, a decision is always the driving force for change. Access life reinvention resources & training by joining the Facebook Group, Mid Life Reinvention Leave a message or get in touch via the Facebook page, confusingly called The Mental Wealth Factory.
15:09
July 12, 2020
In conversation with...Sharon Brown, founder of Revival Sanctuary & Mo2vate magazine
Today's guest is Sharon Brown. Sharon is a successful escapee of the corporate grind and founder of Revival Sanctuary and Mo2vate Magazine, both of which have become extraordinarily successful in a remarkably short space of time. If you've ever felt frustrated at work, or doubted yourself or felt lonely and isolated in your business, you will learn lots from Sharon. 
32:00
July 11, 2020
The Mystery of the Missing Episode
Having published yesterday's podcast and later discovered that the episode was missing, Shirley wanders down the rabbit hole of purpose, profit, money and meaning. Occasionally philosophical, occasionally contentious, occasionally just plain weird. Access life reinvention resources & training by joining the Facebook Group, Mid Life Reinvention Leave a message or get in touch via the Facebook page, confusingly called The Mental Wealth Factory.
18:14
July 10, 2020
Harnessing the Power of Routine to Your Advantage
In this podcast episode, Shirley talks about her own recent changes in routine to get back on target with writing her book after nearly 3 months of writing nothing! She expands on the empowering nature of routine if you go about it in the right way, explaining how the right routines can move you closer to your goals, whilst the wrong routines will keep you stuck in the same old groove. Access life reinvention resources & training by joining the Facebook Group, Mid Life Reinvention Leave a message or get in touch via the Facebook page, confusingly called The Mental Wealth Factory.
19:40
July 9, 2020
Marketing basics - exploring niche and avatar
In this episode, Shirley provides a window into her working day, in which she opens up the spreadsheet for business planning. She talks through choosing niche and avatar (including explaining what an avatar is and why it's important) and how it's relevant for starting out in business, branching out in business, or just planning a project in which you want to reach out to like-minded people to get behind you and join your tribe. Like this podcast? Share with others. Help grow the like-minded tribe.  Access life reinvention resources & training by joining the Facebook Group, Mid Life Reinvention Leave a message or get in touch via the Facebook page, confusingly called The Mental Wealth Factory.
26:04
July 8, 2020
Self discovery and your path to positive life reinvention
Pivotal moments in life pre-empt the desire or need for reinvention. Self-discovery is what follows. We can choose a new path in some of the tiny decisions that form a part of every day - or not. Blogs mentioned in podcast: simplestepsrealchange.com and fivelittledoves.com. The mis-attributed story regarding loss of child and partner in a boating accident to Cheryl Maloney. It was actually Victoria Milligan.  Which moments in your life have led to a desire for reinvention? Access life reinvention resources & training by joining the Facebook Group, Mid Life Reinvention Leave a message or get in touch via the Facebook page, confusingly called The Mental Wealth Factory.
21:34
July 7, 2020
What You Do v. What You Think You Do
In this podcast episode, Shirley questions the kind of podcasts people say they listen to v. the kind of podcasts they really listen to; and how this is governed by the rational conscious mind, which thinks it seeks out something very different to what the unconscious mind drives us to find. The rational mind believes it is making good choices. The unconscious mind has a different agenda and drives you to act 'out of character'. It accounts for the popularity of reality tv and divisive social media feeds.   It accounts for the popularity of reality tv and divisive social media feeds. What's your 'guilty' pleasure? Leave a message or get in touch via the Facebook page, confusingly called The Mental Wealth Factory.
16:05
July 6, 2020
Audiobook, Success Reframe: The Post Script
Following the completion of her reading of audiobook, Success Reframe, Shirley provides an update on the learning from the book, including what's happened since. She also provides an insight into the hidden pitfalls of the business model laid out in the book and offers simple guidance on alternative strategies - and what you need to know moving forward.  If you'd like to buy a paperback copy of the book, click here
20:21
July 5, 2020
In conversation with Carrie Brooks - 'Never Too Late'
In this episode, Shirley is in conversation with Carrie Brooks, talking around the topic of 'Never Too Late'. Carrie is a Life Coach, Author, regular on Radio London. She also writes articles for the London Press and is the author of Minx Up Your Life, an inspirational call to action for single women over 45 to start embracing love, life and living for the moment. If you’d like to know more about Carrie, visit carriebrooks.co.uk or grab a copy of her book here.  Got a guest you'd like to recommend? Fancy being on the show yourself? Get in touch by leaving a voice message here or heading over to the Facebook page, confusingly called The Mental Wealth Factory.
31:26
July 4, 2020
Audio book: Success Reframe, Ch.10
In this podcast episode, Shirley reads the final chapter from her book, Success Reframe, which includes professional reviews from other coaches and clinical hypnotherapists. Although the book was originally written for hypnotherapists, the lessons included within are powerful for any solopreneur or anyone frustrated by not fully living up to their potential on their terms. If you'd like to buy a paperback copy of the book, click here
13:26
July 3, 2020
Tapping Into The Neuroscience of Pollyana
In this episode, Shirley explores the neuroscience, rather than fiction, behind the Pollyanna character, and how to work with your brain's natural ability to reorganize itself by forming new neural connections (neuroplasticity), so you can increase happiness, reduce anxiety and set yourself on the path to fulfillment. Serious stuff, my friends. What Pollyanna moment can you find in your current situation if you look hard enough?  Leave a message or get in touch via the Facebook page, confusingly called The Mental Wealth Factory.
21:01
July 2, 2020
Just When It Was Going So Well...
You know those moments when you wish the ground would open up or you could rewind time? Everything is going well...and then it all goes horribly wrong. Well that's exactly what happened on a podcast I just recorded.  Have you ever learned more from things going wrong than from things going right?  Leave a message or get in touch via the Facebook page, confusingly called The Mental Wealth Factory.
22:43
July 1, 2020
Are You a People Pleaser?
In this podcast episode, Shirley suggests people-pleasing is a core source of worry and anxiety - and keeps you from your happiness.  Where are you a people pleaser? Leave a message here or comment over on the Facebook page, confusingly called The Mental Wealth Factory.
16:16
June 30, 2020
What If There Really is No Formula for Success?
In this podcast episode, Shirley rejects traditional formulas for success, instead revealing the door that opens to yourself, and how you might open it.  "Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow, it empties today of its strength." Corrie Ten Boom, Clippings from My Notebook Inspired? Frustrated? Get it off your chest.  Leave a message here or comment over on the Facebook page, confusingly called The Mental Wealth Factory. 
20:49
June 29, 2020
Audio book: Success Reframe, Ch.9, Part 3
In this podcast episode, Shirley reads the third part of Chapter 9 from her book, Success Reframe, which explains High End Programmes and walks through how you might create these, what they might look like and how you might price them. Although the book was originally written for hypnotherapists, the lessons included within are powerful for any solopreneur or anyone frustrated by not fully living up to their potential on their terms. If you'd like to buy a paperback copy of the book, click here
23:09
June 28, 2020
In conversation with...Shirley Billson?
In this podcast episode, following the interview recording ****up earlier in the week, Shirley decides to conduct an interview with herself! Narcissistic? Probably. Odd? Definitely. Interesting? Possibly. What questions would you ask yourself? Leave a message here or comment over on the Facebook page, confusingly called The Mental Wealth Factory.
23:25
June 27, 2020
Is It Your Time?
In this podcast episode, Shirley takes a philosophical wander through time, and considers how we rob ourselves of the change we want through procrastination, overwhelm, feelings of inadequacy, and the (alleged) demands of the outside world. Can you achieve the change you want by simply re-imagining time and the part you have in it? Book reference: A Tale For The Time Being, Ruth zeki What kind of things have you told yourself there's no time for this week/today? Leave a message here or comment over on the Facebook page, confusingly called The Mental Wealth Factory.
17:41
June 26, 2020
How to Change Your Thinking the Easy Way
In this podcast episode, Shirley explains the deep significance to the brain of insignificant moments; and how you can use this understanding to change your thinking, overcome anxiety, and displace mental blocks. Her success with many clients suggests that starting a Journal of Insignificant Moments of Joy opens up channels for positive change and the creation of new, supportive neural pathways. These new pathways, arguably, result in more of those serendipitous, synchronous events that many argue are linked to manifestation and law of attraction.  Try journaling your insignificant moments of joy for a week and see what changes in the way you feel.  Leave a message here or comment over on the Facebook page, confusingly called The Mental Wealth Factory.
26:32
June 25, 2020
Moving forward from setbacks
In this podcast episode, Shirley provides a window on her day as a lesson on the choices we have when things go wrong; and how to move forward from setbacks. As if by design, the episode itself is riddled with interruption and imperfection. How do you deal with setbacks?  Leave a message here or comment over on the Facebook page, confusingly called The Mental Wealth Factory.
21:36
June 24, 2020
Manipulating minds
In this podcast episode, Shirley wanders down the path of Edward Bernays and his influence on the modern world. Are we happier, or are we just victims of more manipulation? If you mind being manipulated, beware of the manipulative mind. https://theconversation.com/the-manipulation-of-the-american-mind-edward-bernays-and-the-birth-of-public-relations-44393 Thoughts? Leave a message here or comment over on the Facebook page, confusingly called The Mental Wealth Factory.
26:03
June 23, 2020
The pursuit of happiness
In this podcast episode, Shirley shares an appealing online discovery that simplifies the pursuit of happiness and fulfillment, distilling it to a single dimension that anyone can achieve.  The link mentioned in the podcast is shown below. There is no attached affiliate connection or commission of any description. https://www.justonelook.org/ What makes you happy? Leave a message here or comment over on the Facebook page, confusingly called The Mental Wealth Factory.
20:49
June 22, 2020
Audio book: Success Reframe, Ch.9, Part 2
In this podcast episode, Shirley reads the second part of Chapter 9 from her book, Success Reframe, which goes deeper into the value of dream clients, your value to them, and the value you place upon yourself. Although the book was originally written for hypnotherapists, the lessons included within are powerful for any solopreneur or anyone frustrated by not fully living up to their potential on their terms. If you'd like to buy a paperback copy of the book, click here
19:57
June 21, 2020
In conversation with Andrea Wilson Woods - shifting perspective
Today's podcast is a conversation with ANDREA WILSON WOODS. Andrea is a writer who loves to tell stories, and a patient advocate who founded the nonprofit Blue Faery: The Adrienne Wilson Liver Cancer Association. Andrea is the CEO and co-founder of Cancer University, a for-profit, social-benefit, digital health company. With Cancer U, Andrea synergizes her talents of coaching, writing, teaching, and advocacy.  For over ten years, Andrea worked in the education field as a teacher and professor for public and private schools as well as universities. Andrea obtained her master’s degree in professional writing from the University of Southern California; her nonfiction writing has won national awards. Her new book, a medical memoir titled Better Off Bald: A Life in 147 Days, is a #1 Bestseller on Amazon in multiple categories. https://www.andreawilsonwoods.com/ https://betteroffbald.com/ https://cancer.university/ For free membership, enter coupon code SHIRLEY
27:42
June 20, 2020
What if History is Keeping You Stuck in MidLife?
In this podcast episode, Shirley considers the role of history in keeping you stuck in mid life. She maintains it isn't your fault you don't have the answer. And it isn't all about hormones and menopause. History is playing a bigger part than you may realise. Feeling stuck in midlife? Leave a message here or comment over on the Facebook page, confusingly called The Mental Wealth Factory.
15:46
June 19, 2020
Manifesting magic?
In this podcast episode, Shirley skis far off-piste by wandering (wondering?) loosely into the field of Quantum Physics and questions what it reveals that might play a part in our manifesting of ideal relationships and happier, more fulfilled lives. Warning: no step by step processes were involved in the production of this podcast. Thoughts you want to share? Leave a message here or comment over on the Facebook page, confusingly called The Mental Wealth Factory.
24:56
June 18, 2020
3 Reasons You Might Want to Stay in Your Comfort Zone
In this podcast episode, Shirley shares three reasons you might want to stay in your comfort zone (for now) despite everyone telling you that the magic happens outside the comfort zone. What's your experience of stepping out of comfort zones? Leave a message here or comment over on the Facebook page, confusingly called The Mental Wealth Factory.
14:16
June 17, 2020
Audio book: Success Reframe, Ch.9, Part 1
In this podcast episode, Shirley reads the first part of Chapter 9 from her book, Success Reframe, which explains how prospective clients value you more when you charge them more. Although the book was originally written for hypnotherapists, the lessons included within are powerful for any solopreneur or anyone frustrated by not fully living up to their potential on their terms. If you'd like to buy a paperback copy of the book, click here
21:03
June 16, 2020
Eating as an avoidance strategy (2 of 2)
In this second podcast episode of two, Shirley sheds light on how our brains are hard-wired to overeat; and why you crave creamy, fatty, sweet foods in favour of lean fish, meat and vegetables. What's your favourite go-to food when you're under stress or seeking some kind of solace? Leave a message here or comment over on the Facebook page, confusingly called The Mental Wealth Factory.
17:30
June 15, 2020
Eating as an avoidance strategy (1 of 2)
In this podcast episode, Shirley sheds light on what it really means when we mindlessly consume the contents of the fridge or the cupboards, how it relates to blocking us from achieving what we want in life (not just about the weight gain); and what to do about it.  When do you find yourself eating mindlessly, so you're filled with guilt and self-recrimination afterwards? Leave a message here or comment over on the Facebook page, confusingly called The Mental Wealth Factory.
16:39
June 14, 2020
In conversation with Rachael Aprill - Reinventing the Rules
In today's podcast episode, Shirley is 'in conversation' with Rachael Aprill of Rachael Academy. Rachael is a multi-award-winning global marketing expert recognised as the ‘go to’ person when it comes to growing and establishing your brand in the market place. She is also a recognised influencer who has built a large following across many well established social platforms. Named Top Global Marketing Expert by Huffington Post, Rachael has had the joy to work with clients and businesses from around the globe in different fields, projects and markets.  The conversation spans reinvention, humanity, love, and a whole lot more besides. She has recently returned to her full-on life as an entrepreneur after 8 months caring for her beloved Aunt. If you're into that social media thing, you can find Rachael all over...here's her instagram link https://www.instagram.com/rachaelacademy/ and here's the Rachael Academy https://www.rachaelacademy.com/
30:26
June 13, 2020
Becoming Yourself
In this podcast episode, Shirley explores what it is to be yourself, to discover who you really are, and to be that person, unashamedly. She also reveals the role of specific memories in creating the life we have, which ones we choose to move forward with, and which to leave behind. Which parts of your personality are you most confident revealing...and which do you keep mostly hidden? Leave a message here or comment over on the Facebook page, confusingly called The Mental Wealth Factory.
25:22
June 12, 2020
Dealing with the difficult stuff
In this podcast episode, Shirley reflects on some of the key lessons she's been taking from her book, Success Reframe, and the relevance to reinvention. She re-discovers the content as a letter to herself, and ponders on how easy it is to persuade yourself, in pursuit of the things that really matter to you, that you can skip the difficult bits and still achieve the change you so desperately want. How wrong you are. What is it you're avoiding? Leave a message here or comment over on the Facebook page, confusingly called The Mental Wealth Factory.
17:42
June 11, 2020
Audio book: Success Reframe, Ch.8, Part 3
In this podcast episode, Shirley reads the third part of Chapter 8 from her book, Success Reframe, which reveals a failsafe 7-part client-attracting system. Although the book was originally written for hypnotherapists, the lessons included within are powerful for any solopreneur or anyone frustrated by not fully living up to their potential on their terms. If you'd like to buy a paperback copy of the book, click here
20:56
June 10, 2020
Distraction...where was I?
In this podcast episode, Shirley explores distraction, its links with overwhelm and the role of 'busy'ness.' Amusingly, she manages to distractedly hit STOP recording around 7 minutes in and so the episode is a tale of two halves. Rather than edit out and make it uber professional, it would seem out of character with the style of Rebellation, so we left it in. See if she manages to refocus and pick up the thread without distraction after the break! Feeling distracted? Leave a message here or comment over on the Facebook page, confusingly called The Mental Wealth Factory.
17:25
June 9, 2020
Getting out of overwhelm
Everybody has stress and overwhelm sometimes. In this podcast episode, Shirley dives in, giving perspective on what it is, when it happens and what you can do about it when it does.  What's your own experience of overwhelm? How did it affect you and what did you do to overcome it? Leave a message or a  comment over at the Mental Wealth Factory Facebook page. 
21:04
June 8, 2020
Audio book: Success Reframe, Ch.8, Part 2
In this podcast episode, Shirley reads the second part of Chapter 8 from her book, Success Reframe, which explores return on promotional investment, goal setting and discount pricing. Although the book was originally written for hypnotherapists, the lessons included within are powerful for any solopreneur or anyone frustrated by not fully living up to their potential on their terms. If you'd like to buy a paperback copy of the book, click here
12:52
June 7, 2020
Audio book: Success Reframe, Ch.8, Part 1
How do you make niche marketing meaningful?  In this podcast episode, Shirley reads the first part of Chapter 8 from her book, Success Reframe, which introduces you to meaningful marketing, including the elevator pitch, based on your learning from previous chapters on niche and ideal clients.   Although the book was originally written for hypnotherapists, the lessons included within are powerful for any solopreneur or anyone frustrated by not fully living up to their potential on their terms. If you'd like to buy a paperback copy of the book, click here
18:51
June 6, 2020
Future guest conversations
In this podcast, Shirley shares how she's been spending her day and plans for future weekly conversations with guests...including Lee Chambers, Rachael Aprill, Andrea Wilson Woods, and others.  If you could be fly on the wall of a conversation with anyone, who would it be?  Leave a message here or comment over at the Mental Wealth Factory Facebook page.
17:24
June 5, 2020
Why you need to overcome self-sabotage - and fast
Guilty of self-sabotage in any part of your life? In this podcast, Shirley builds on yesterday's episode about humanity and suggests that overcoming self-sabotage in yourself is a fundamental first step in overcoming collective self-sabotage in the community and the world. It's the hurdle you need to overcome if you are to make a real difference in the world, instead of simply living life as an incident free journey from birth to death. What's your own experience of self-sabotage - in yourself or those around you?  Leave a message or a  comment over at the Mental Wealth Factory Facebook page. #beheard #stampoutselfsabotage 
10:54
June 4, 2020
For the sake of humanity, be heard.
Many peaceable people have a tendency to be silent people. In this podcast episode, Shirley makes a plea for humanity in the face of global atrocities, and widespread tragedy. She poses the question of whether individual reinvention is the one thing you can do, and the only thing you have direct control of, that will contribute to a world where abuse of power, division and hatred ceases to be the common default. You could stand as a role model, if nothing else, become a voice prepared to be heard, not in anger, but in solidarity, to say, "No more. I will not stand aside in silence while we destroy one another and the planet we live on."  If you care and wish to have a voice, to break your silence, leave a message here or comment over on the Mental Wealth Factory Facebook page. #beheard
13:59
June 3, 2020
Doing a deal with procrastination & guilty little secrets
In this podcast episode, Shirley provides a window on her day, owning up to procrastination and guilty little secrets; but explains how awareness is the first step to overcoming major blocks and obstacles to prevent them derailing important goals and projects. Care to share your own procrastination habits and guilty secrets? Leave a message here or a comment over on the Mental Wealth Factory Facebook page. We love to hear from you.
13:08
June 2, 2020
Why meditate? How can it help?
In this podcast episode, Shirley answers a question posed on a Facebook post. It related to her personal experience with the frustration, misery and procrastination associated with being stuck in mid life.  "How did meditation help?".  What's your experience of meditation?  Leave a message here or a comment over on the Mental Wealth Factory Facebook page. We love to hear from you.
14:58
June 1, 2020
Audio book: Success Reframe, Ch.7, Part 2
What is a niche really? And how do you decide which one is right for you? In this podcast episode, Shirley reads the second part of Chapter 7 from her book, Success Reframe, which shares with you how to identify the ideal niche and the ideal client for you and your business.  Although the book was originally written for hypnotherapists, the lessons included within are powerful for any solopreneur or anyone frustrated by not fully living up to their potential on their terms. If you'd like to buy a paperback copy of the book, click here.
13:54
May 31, 2020
Audio book: Success Reframe, Ch.7, Part 1
What is a niche really? And how do you decide which one is right for you? In this podcast episode, Shirly reads the first part of Chapter 7 from her book, Success Reframe, which shares with you how to identify the ideal niche and the ideal client for you and your business.  Although the book was originally written for hypnotherapists, the lessons included within are powerful for any solopreneur or anyone frustrated by not fully living up to their potential on their terms. If you'd like to buy a paperback copy of the book, click here.
29:14
May 30, 2020
Unleash Your Core Brilliance
Feel like you're banging your head against a brick wall repeatedly when it comes to making lasting positive change in your life? In this podcast episode, Shirley provides a sneak peak into the thinking underpinning her Mid Life Reinvention programme.  She explains how to use the free download, Unleash Your Core Brilliance, so you can begin your personal journey of reinvention. It works by unlocking creative neural pathways of invention and fun, that will help you get unstuck in a way that your logical thought processes simply can't.  After all, if there was a logical solution to getting out of this place of frustration and 'stuckness', you'd have found it by now, wouldn't you? Oh, and here's the link she promises in the episode. https://go.thementalwealthfactory.co.uk/midlifereinvention
14:09
May 29, 2020
Audio book: Success Reframe, Ch. 6
What gives you expert status? In this podcast episode, Shirley reads Chapter 6 from her book, Success Reframe, which shares with you how to become an expert without necessarily learning anything new at all. Although the book was originally written for hypnotherapists, the lessons included within are powerful for any solopreneur or anyone frustrated by not fully living up to their potential on their terms. Do you feel expert in something? If so, what? Leave a message with your feedback or comments. We love to hear from you. If you'd like to buy a paperback copy of the book, click here.
09:06
May 28, 2020
What gratitude really means
In this podcast episode, Shirley gets thoughtful on the meaning of gratitude, its transformational part in reinvention, how it atrophies without continued use, and how to allow it to change our thoughts from the regret of what we're not to the celebration of what we are. What parts of yourself are you feeling grateful for right now? Leave a message here or a comment over on the Mental Wealth Factory Facebook page. We love to hear from you.
17:22
May 27, 2020
(2) 3 Questions Every Woman Over 40 Shouldn't Ask
Laugh? Not really. In this Rebellation podcast episode, Shirley repeats three questions you SHOULDN'T be asking in mid-life. Why? Because she thought she'd lost the recording of the previous episode and did it all again. Why put it out as a fresh episode? Because these are one take, no notes episodes, she thought there might be some value for someone in hearing a different version.  The jury's out. What do you think? Should it just have been deleted? Is it better or worse than version (1)?  Leave a message here or over at the Facebook page. We love to hear from you.
10:54
May 26, 2020
(1) 3 Questions Every Woman Over 40 Shouldn't Ask
In this Rebellation podcast episode, Shirley shares three questions you SHOULDN'T be asking in mid-life. Do I look fat in this? Am I too old? Am I ready? Have questions about Mid Life Reinvention that could be the subject of a future podcast? Leave a message here or over at the Facebook page.  We love to hear from you.
11:41
May 25, 2020
The Mystery of Procrastination
In this podcast episode, Shirley shares her curiosity about procrastination, why it's such a challenge for so many of us -  and some of the deeper mysteries of what really lies behind it. Have a view on procrastination? Share it by leaving a voicemail message or heading over to the Facebook page, The Mental Wealth Factory https://www.facebook.com/thementalwealthfactory Want to find out what's causing the procrastination mystery in this episode? Then visit the funnel! https://go.thementalwealthfactory.co.uk/midlifereinvention
16:08
May 24, 2020
Audio Book: Success Reframe, Ch 5. Part 2
What makes you unique in your field? In this podcast episode, Shirley reads the second part of Chapter 5 from her book, Success Reframe, which asks you to explore what makes you different and why it's vital to know this. Although the book was originally written for hypnotherapists, the lessons included within are powerful for any solopreneur or anyone frustrated by not fully living up to their potential on their terms. So, what makes you unique?  Leave a message with your feedback or comments. We love to hear from you. If you'd like to buy a paperback copy of the book, click here.
17:30
May 23, 2020
Why I'm not supporting Mental Health Awareness Week
In this podcast episode, Shirley becomes contentious (ooh, there's a thing!) about mental health awareness and the idea that we have a week each year to focus on it. 
16:47
May 22, 2020
What could possibly go wrong?
In this podcast episode, Shirley shares a meltdown moment and how to avoid the drama when challenged by the Gods of Tech Disaster (or any other personal demon). Failure is not an option, but fallibility might be. With four hours to prepare for the pre-launch of her Mid Life Reinvention programme, it seems the tech is unravelling. What to do? How to cope?  Want to see what all the fuss is about? Click here.
14:04
May 21, 2020
Not good enough
In this episode, Shirley asks us to consider the notion of 'not being good enough' and the common thread it weaves through the lives of so many, holding us back from really doing what we're capable of, because we feel we're not worthy.  She shares how the journey of 'failure' and negative experiences can actually play a part in building our sense of value and self worth. 
22:51
May 20, 2020
Audio Book: Success Reframe, Ch. 5, Part 1
Ever felt 'not good enough'? In this episode, Shirley reads Chapter 5 from her book Success Reframe for hypnotherapists. This chapter takes on the thorny subject of being good enough, possibly the biggest tripwire in the armoury of tripwires because it plays a key role in preventing you achieving the level of success you're capable of and finally fulfilling potential on your terms. It covers how to build bragging rights and how to to get great testimonials.  As ever, although the book was primarily written for hypnotherapists, the lessons included within are powerful for any solopreneur or anyone frustrated by not fully living up to their potential on their terms.  If you'd like to buy a paperback copy of the book, click here.
20:49
May 19, 2020
Reinvention Breakthroughs
In this episode, Shirley shares a story of a recent client experience, sharing that wonderful moment of breakthrough, when suddenly and magically the 'real' or 'normal' you appears (or re-appears). All those small and subtle steps of reinvention culminate in a moment of having arrived, at which point you are fully back in the driving seat and able to set your own goals for reinvention. Trepidation and anxiety become replaced with exhilaration and excitement. 
20:05
May 18, 2020
Audio book: Success Reframe, Ch. 4
What if anything were possible? In this episode, Shirley reads Chapter 4 from her book Success Reframe. This chapter introduces the idea of possibility, opening a window on your potential as an expert, touching on vision, purpose, blind spots and what happens when you start expressing your own needs and desires. Although the book was originally written for hypnotherapists, the lessons included within are powerful for any solopreneur or anyone frustrated by not fully living up to their potential on their terms. If you'd like to buy a paperback copy of the book, click here.
24:54
May 15, 2020
Reinvention: "What if it doesn't work?" and other worm holes
In this episode, Shirley embarks on an existential wormhole of her own, in explaining how, when it comes to reinvention, you are both the problem and the solution - and how to handle that. Also, she shares how reinvention is not a one time affair. It's a repeatable event that can be enjoyed if you know how to play. Remember that mid life is more than menopause (which sounds like a great podcast title all of its own!).
25:11
May 14, 2020
Audio book: Success Reframe, Ch. 3
How do you feel about money? In today's episode, Shirley reads Chapter 3 from the book, Success Reframe. This chapter is all about money and your relationship with it as a solopreneur coach or therapist.  Although the book was originally written for hypnotherapists, the lessons included within are powerful for any solopreneur or anyone frustrated by not fully living up to their potential on their terms. If you'd like to buy a paperback copy of the book, click here.
19:41
May 13, 2020
Audio book: Success Reframe, Ch. 2, Part 2
Ever felt uncomfortable standing out?  In today's episode, Shirley reads the second part of Chapter 2 from the book, Success Reframe, with sections on the kind of fears that can make success elusive or uncomfortable, including Tall Poppy Syndrome. There is also a short postscript recording, briefly explaining one of the terms used in the book (Freestyle scripting).  Although the book was originally written for hypnotherapists, the lessons included within are powerful for any solopreneur or anyone frustrated by not fully living up to their potential on their terms. If you'd like to buy a paperback copy of the book, click here.
20:48
May 12, 2020
Flies in the Ointment of Reinvention
This episode is about the perennial fly in the ointment of reinvention that holds us back from the very progress we want and the change we want to create in our lives. If you're listening to this channel, the likelihood is you have one of your own. Mine is technology. Hear my latest battles with the beast, for fun or for inspiration and, hopefully, courage with your own flies in the ointment. 
27:06
May 12, 2020
Letting Go
Why is it that sometimes nothing seems to work when it comes to making the changes you want (especially when you don't know what you want)?This podcast is about the quest for meaning and for reinvention.  What have you let go of that's allowed you to move forward? Leave a message here or comment over on the Facebook page, confusingly called The Mental Wealth Factory.
27:43
May 11, 2020
Self Sabotaging Behaviour
In this podcast, Shirley introduces the topic of self-sabotage, identifying some of the ways we can deal with it; and how it sometimes hides from us, hampering our successful reinvention in ways we may not always be aware of. 
23:00
May 7, 2020
Technology & Letting Go
In today's podcast, I share my recent frustrations with technology and reflect on how easily these minor irritations become insurmountable obstacles to progress, growth & reinvention.  The secret is to surrender to the moment, but not to give up completely. 
26:37
May 6, 2020
Audio Book: Success Reframe, Ch. 2. Part 1
 In this podcast, Shirley reads from Chapter 2 of her book, Success Reframe, which is all about overcoming the kind of anxieties that hold you back from success.  Although the book was originally written for hypnotherapists, the lessons included within are powerful for any solopreneur or anyone frustrated by not fully living up to their potential on their terms..  If you'd like to buy a paperback copy of the book, click here.
18:20
May 5, 2020
Keep up!
In this podcast, I share what's going on in my own day. I'm working on a 28-day challenge to create an online sales funnel for the Mid Life Reinvention Programme! And lagging a little behind. 
25:32
May 4, 2020
Audio Book: Success Reframe, Ch. 1
This podcast is the first chapter of the 5-star Amazon reviewed book, Success Reframe. Chapter one is titled, 'The Pre-frame: Great Expectations.' Though the book was written for hypnotherapists, it is filled with expert strategies and inspiration that works equally well for mid life reinventors, especially those with entrepreneurial ambition.  If you'd like to buy a paperback copy of the book, click here.
25:53
May 1, 2020
Who Says You Can't Reinvent Yourself Over 40?
Life over 40 can be a time of reflection, of settling, of upheaval, of change. This podcast is the story of my personal journey through my 40's, from divorce to finding the love of my life.
26:02
April 30, 2020
What's Holding You Back?
Are You Sick Of Never Solving The One Problem That Holds You Back? Sometimes obstacles form a repeating pattern.  What to do?
22:08
April 29, 2020
My reinvention story.
This episode of the Rebellation podcast reveals the warts and all back story of my mid life reinvention, from success to disaster and finally finding myself and guiding others to their own mid life reinvention.   Touch any common nerves? Leave a comment below. Let me know you're out there, wading through mid life and later life with me! 
16:21
April 28, 2020
A poem
In this podcast episode, Shirley reads a short poem, written some years ago and then forgotten. It resonates powerfully today as a reflection of the past which seems to be a fleeting glimpse of the present. 
10:15
April 27, 2020
Cold Showers of Reinvention
What does reinvention even look like? Journey with me day by day. Today's episode travels from cold showers to book updates and client sessions.
22:04
April 24, 2020
Mid Life Crisis?
How do you know if you're in a midlife crisis? Does it even matter?
22:09
April 23, 2020
The Book on Success that Led to Failure
3 months after writing a book about success, I was broke and in debt. I guess that's what my Mum really meant when she said pride comes before a fall.
16:36
April 22, 2020
Rules are for Fools
This podcast episode is about mid-life reinvention. You can create massive positive change in your life at any moment if you’re willing to start writing your own rules. Even if you're over 40, 50, 60. What holds us back? Fear of what people think, fear that we're too old or fear that we're just not good enough.
24:16
April 21, 2020