Rising Heroes Podcast w/Toluse Francis

Rising Heroes Podcast w/Toluse Francis

By Toluse Dove Francis
My name is Toluse Dove Francis and I am the host of the Rising Heroes Podcast. This podcast focuses on personal development and mental wellbeing matters. Basically giving room for conversations around anything and everything that makes us human.
Also bringing those who have climbed through the road odds to get to where they are.

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Failure and Self Esteem
Audrey recently lost her job in a Bank due to an ongoing downsizing exercise. She was devastated that despite her hard work and meticulous attention to detail in her work, which she has done for over 7 years, she could be considered surplus to requirement and discarded so casually with only 3 months pay in lieu of notice. She had dreams of the improvement she would implement if promoted as Head of Operations but appears all have now gone into the thin air. As she ruminates over her failure, tears..hot tears flow down her cheeks. Audrey had moved from the high achieving lady with a flourishing career and big dreams to a complete failure within one month. Life indeed has been cruel to her. Where does she go from here? What does she do now? Someone out there is probably facing or experiencing something similar. Don't give up yet! Listen and Share
07:24
June 26, 2020
Building Emotional Muscles
What makes the difference between individuals who respond differently to a setback; one person giving up and becoming overwhelmed while the other person appears unmoved and perseveres until success is made is nothing more than what has been built over time; EMOTIONAL MUSCLES And just as physical muscles don't grow up all of a sudden but a built so are emotional muscles built. If you want to build emotional muscle, here are 6 things to keep in mind. This episode takes you on that journey of building emotional muscles as you will need them in life. ************************************************************ Share and drop a comment. Follow us on social media
13:19
June 20, 2020
Revamp Your Thoughts
We all want to lead happy, ‘normal’ lives but sometimes our negativity gets the best of us. As an important asset to our mental well-being, your mind has enough strength to make or break you. Without realizing it, some days we descend into a storm of destructive thinking, creating self-doubt that keeps us from reaching contentment.  Destructive thoughts do more than poison our mind — they impair our ability to be the person we aspire to become. Studies have proven we can control the chain of thoughts that influence perception either positively or negatively but it’s about our committed ability to banish such thoughts in order to lead a happy life. This episode focuses on how to revamp your thoughts and be at that level you want to be! Just 5 thoughts. Get '30 Days of Motivation' Subscribe to my Youtube channel 
16:32
June 12, 2020
Anger Management Tips for Men
Men generally may think they have the right to be angry or they are free to respond whatever way they choose to respond. That is not a problem. The problem however is the consequences of your action. This episode looks at anger management for men. What can you do when you are angry as a man? How do you respond? Are you weak if you walk away? I hope this inspires you and gives you nuggets on how to manage your anger. Do you want to stay abreast with information from me, join the telegram channel here
12:50
June 7, 2020
How To Break the Chain of Negative Emotions
Today the world finds itself in an unprecedented situation. The anxiety, depression and psychosis triggered by the constant stream of negative news around COVID-19 are now as detrimental to our health than the coronavirus itself. And they are spreading faster than the virus, too, burrowing through our lives until it seems we will never be able to break out of the web of distress we feel trapped in. Desperate for information on this deadly virus, we have become hooked on the information feed, waiting for news every day with the same anticipation that we wait for a new series on Netflix. Even though consuming this information leaves a restless sense of disappointment, we still cannot seem to help ourselves from following this path carved out for us by our preprogrammed state of mind. As a result of all this angst, our immunity gets compromised. Our energy levels slump and we find ourselves reaching evermore compulsively for that comforting but unhealthy sugary snack or processed food. This is a familiar pattern, a chain reaction when we find ourselves feeling powerless and frustrated in a situation seemingly beyond their control. Often the relationship between our mind and body is far from harmonious. It is not surprising that in this discord we can lose a sense of who we really are. The truth is we are neither our mind or our body, neither our thoughts or emotions. We are the consciousness which primes all else. Our mental, physical and emotional lives are subject to our consciousness. Our mind and body are vehicles through which our consciousness can experience all aspects of life. What then do we do? Listen, Share and Subscribe! Get your free ebook mentioned in the episode here : https://bit.ly/30daysmotivationTF
10:22
May 30, 2020
How to Find Your Own Joy
Joy is not something that is attached to a thing It is an act of deliberateness You have to be deliberate about it You have to go seek it yourself. This episode leads us into finding our own joy Steps to take amongst other things. I hope you enjoy it. Do not forget to download my free resource: 30 Days of Motivation at tolusefrancis[dot]com/motivation
29:30
May 25, 2020
5 Things You Need to Stop Telling Yourself if You Want to Improve Your Mental Health
Are the expectations you have for yourself preventing you from being happy? Learn how to add the "must" filter to your brain and improve your mental health here. Your brain is an editor. One of its tasks is to choose how to narrate the story of what happens to you every day. It determines how every conversation and calamity fit in with your own life saga. How your brain interprets that fight with your partner or that failed job interview ultimately determines whether these events will cause negative emotions and self-defeating thoughts. This episode looks at 5 things you must do if you want to eradicate this the 'MUSTs' that your brain has mastered
08:12
May 16, 2020
Optimising Teenage Mental Health In Times of Crisis
Being a teenager is difficult no matter what, and the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is making it even harder. With school closures and canceled events, many teens are missing out on some of the biggest moments of their young lives — as well as everyday moments like chatting with friends and participating in class.  For teenagers facing life changes due to the outbreak who are feeling anxious, isolated and disappointed, know this: you are not alone.
12:39
May 9, 2020
Managing Anger and Frustration in your relationship
Relationships are meant to make us better and make us grow rather than affect our mental health negatively. I shared on how to manage anger and frustration in a relationship. It is not about your amorous relationships alone, it is about relationships in general
11:09
May 2, 2020
COVID 19 How To Manage Anxiety, Mental Wellbeing During The Pandemic
This is a special episode. It was an interview I granted to a Television show on Channels Television called Rubbin' Minds hosted by Ebuka Obi-Echendu, the popular voice of the Big Brother Nigeria. We are in a special phase of our lives that we haven't lived in before. Everyone is curious as to how to go about this season and this period. In this special interview, I talked about how to manage anxiety, mental wellbeing, and phobia during this pandemic. I hope you enjoy it as I did. P.S. I left out the intro to the show deliberately.  Subscribe to the podcast as well as on Youtube. You can also watch it on Youtube by clicking Here
20:31
April 22, 2020
Building Communities in Scary Times
We all want to sell and make money. I mean you are in business to make money otherwise you can sit your butt and watch the television all day Are you running groups that are not converting? Are you frustrated that your so-called community members are not buying? In this episode,  Victor shares what brought him millions of bucks just by understanding who is tribe members are. Listen and share with as many as deserve to hear this. Let us spread the message. Follow me on social media(@tolusefrancis and @risingheroespodcast) Stay up to date with me by subscribing to the podcast list here https://sendfox.com/lp/199zy1 Subscribe to the Youtube channel (youtube.com/tolusefrancis)
38:42
April 8, 2020
Finding Joy in the midst of Chaos w/ Chude Jideonwo
Hello there, This episode is a special interview I had with Chude Jideonwo, Founder of Joy Inc. and Co-Founder of Redmedia. We looked at certain issues and attempted to answer some questions. This is an audio excerpt from a live show hence you might experience breaks in-between. Some Questions asked : People experience a crisis at individual levels but what we have at the moment is global. How do we find ourselves in the midst of all these? What is your understanding of Joy and how should it reflect? Social Media has played a great role in the lives of youths. Do you think there’s somehow in it for us in moments like this? How do you deal with emotions? What is emotional intelligence to you? In December, you wrote an article calling Naira Marley a cultural icon, in spite of his vulgar lyrics and defiance to any kind of authority. In light of his recent comments on the Coronavirus, do you think you might have judged him a little too quickly? Childhood experiences and trauma go a long way in defining our values as adults, yet in Nigeria, not a lot of us see childhood as an important part of our development as people. What are your thoughts on raising children then and now? Listen and share with as many as deserve to hear this. Let us spread the message. you really want to talk to someone, send me a mail  tolusedovefrancis@gmail.com.  Follow me on social media@tolusefrancis https://bit.ly/2JzIVdz and @risingheroespodcast https://bit.ly/3aBXU2x  Stay up to date with the podcast by subscribing here  Subscribe to the Youtube channel (youtube.com/tolusefrancis) ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Featured Resource : Content Cookbook:  https://tolusefrancis.com/pay
58:32
April 2, 2020
Special Episode : Understanding Empathy as an Employer
Hello there, In this episode, I share with you a special from Simon Sinek on Empathy. This topic encapsulates what all employers need to break through the hearts of their employees. Listen and share with as many persons as you can. Featured Products 1. You want to create Contents Faster and in an easier way, then check these out : i. Content Burger: https://tolusefrancis.com/4ii2 ii. ContentBurger – Agency Dashboard & ‘Done for you’ Agency Kit : https://tolusefrancis.com/lw1k 2. Want to get PLR for you to sell weight lose products while uing them? Check this out : https://tolusefrancis.com/qj2e 3. Convert your content to Podcast: https://tolusefrancis.com/674w Listen and share with as many as deserve to hear this. Let us spread the message. you really want to talk to someone, send me a mail toluse@tolusefrancis.com or tolusedovefrancis@gmail.com. Follow me on social media(@tolusefrancis) Stay up to date with me by visiting tolusefrancis.com Subscribe to the Youtube channel (youtube.com/tolusefrancis)
23:02
March 24, 2020
The Power of One : Pre-Action Thoughts & Post -Action Thoughts
It’s incredible, if you think about it: How can something we can’t see control so much of who we are, determine what we feel and what we do and what we say or don’t, dictate how we move or sleep, and inform what we want, what we hate, and what we love? Capturing all our thoughts may seem an impossible task, especially when we consider our potential number of thoughts per minute. Researchers tell us that we have over 30,000 thoughts a day. That means we might think about thirty-one thoughts per waking minute. But what if one thought held the power to interrupt our spirals and bring peace to our mental chaos?  ___________________________________ Listen and share with as many as deserve to hear this. Let us spread the message. You really want to talk to someone, send me a mail toluse@tolusefrancis.com or tolusedovefrancis@gmail.com. You can join my telegram channel so you get alerted when there is a new episode(t.me/risingheroespodcast) Follow me on social media(@tolusefrancis) Stay up to date with me by visiting tolusefrancis.com Subscribe to the Youtube channel (youtube.com/tolusefrancis) You can join me for the 12 Day Challenge In  A Private Facebook Group. It’s free and starts soon. Click this link below to join today https://bit.ly/3cR6BHD
14:50
March 13, 2020
Why You Act The Way You Do  (how to control your thought)
We once thought of the mind as an immutable thing. The brain you were born with and the way it worked—or didn’t—were just “how it was”; no sense fretting over what can’t be changed. We now know that the brain is constantly changing, whether or not we intend for it to. With this in mind—and in hopes of discovering how we can break free from our spiraling thought patterns—I started studying the brain. I began to see a pattern at work in many of us. Our emotions were leading us to thoughts, and those thoughts were dictating our decisions, and our decisions were determining behaviors, and then the behaviors were shaping our relationships, all of which would take us back to either healthy or unhealthy thoughts. Round and round and round we go, spinning down, seemingly out of control, our lives become defined by this endless cycle. Depressing. Unless. Unless there is a way to interrupt it. What if, instead of spending our energy trying to fix the symptoms, we went to the root of the problem? The reality is that our emotions are a byproduct of the way we think. What’s good about this news is that we can change our thinking. In this episode, we examine what chain reaction leads to our behavior ________________________________________________ Listen and share with as many as deserve to hear this. Let us spread the message. you really want to talk to someone, send me a mail toluse@tolusefrancis.com or tolusedovefrancis@gmail.com. You can join my telegram channel so you get alert when there is a new episode(t.me/risingheroespodcast) Follow me on social media(@tolusefrancis) Stay up to date with me by visiting tolusefrancis.com Subscribe to the Youtube channel (youtube.com/tolusefrancis)
10:27
March 7, 2020
Is Your Life a RollarCoaster?
Life can be like a roller coaster. We find ourselves moving from one point to another. Sometimes this movement might be job-related while it might no be other times. We are constantly in motion because we are looking for better options or greener pastures and so we are very keen on making the very best of every opportunity to leave where we are once there is a form of distress. But is this the best option? Should we keep moving here and there? How do we make these decisions? Listen and share. Follow Toluse Francis: Facebook : Facebook.com/tolusefrancis  Facebook Group : Facebook.com/groups/mindandhealthcommunity IG : instagram.com/tolusefrancis  T : Twitter.com/tolusefrancis  L : LinkedIn.com/in/tolusefrancis  M : medium.com/@tolusefrancis  Website : tolusefrancis.com  YouTube: YouTube.com/tolusefrancis  Books on Amazon : Amazon.com/Toluse-Francis/e/B01FFA39EI Listen To Toluse Francis On: Itunes: http://apple.co/2T7M0a5/ Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2TsK5MB Anchor: https://bit.ly/399C7yt
03:30
February 29, 2020
Why People Bully
In the past week, I saw a video of a young boy of about 9 years old crying and wishing to die. In the background was his mother's voice talking about her son being bullied. This broke my heart and I thought to address it. I recorded a video and sent out but I thought to share with you here as well and add some more things to it. Trust me, bullying exists but you might want to ask why people bully people. That is what I addressed in this episode. Hurting people hurt others Parents, community, religious bodies have a role to play in curbing this menace that is beginning to eat deep into our society. Listen and share with as many as deserve to hear this. Let us spread the message. If you have been bullied before and you know it has affected or is affecting you or you really want to talk to someone, send me a mail toluse@tolusefrancis.com or tolusedovefrancis@gmail.com. I will spend 15mins with you. You can join my telegram channel so you get alert when there is a new episode(t.me/risingheroespodcast) Follow me on social media(@tolusefrancis) Stay up to date with me by visiting tolusefrancis.com Subscribe to the Youtube channel (youtube.com/tolusefrancis)
15:58
February 23, 2020
What Matters Most In A Relationship?#valentinespecialedition
Every February 14th, people all over the world celebrate or mark #Valentine's Day. It is a day when th word #love is most heard/used. It is this day that a number of people decide to either start that relationship or take the one they have to the next phase. But what is really important in a relationship? What should both parties look out for? I got in touch with Jacqueline Oludimu, a Marketing Professional and Convener of The Happy Ever Hub to discuss on relationship to discuss this subject matter. I met Jackie about 4 years ago in Lagos and she had shared her story with me. You will hear her story on tihs episode. I hope you learn and use what you glean from here. Key things to note in the course of the conversation : Responding not reacting Maturity is the most important in a relationship Have a sense of empathy Realize that no one is perfect No one has all the answers Love is great but the other person must understand it A matured person makes no excuses rather takes responsibility and seeks to make amends Pay attention to what’s happening --------------------------------------------------------------------- Get My Book How To Love Yourself : a guide to being your ultimate best  Please send your feedback, suggestions and recommendations to tolusedovefrancis@gmail.com
47:54
February 14, 2020
Using The Pain of The Past as A Growth Platform
Some of us confuse self-love with endless positivity and optimism.   Accept that you are sometimes a carrier of negative emotions.  Allow yourself to be honest with who you are.  Forgive yourself for your past deeds and those things you are ashamed of. Accept that you are sometimes a carrier of negative emotions like disgust, rage, and jealousy. Then, learn to embrace the silence when you need it. Accepting your flaws and your faults is one thing, but loving a person who can have your thoughts, your emotions, your vices, and your mistakes?  That’s a completely higher level of self-love. Stop being ashamed of your past and start understanding it. Visit https://bit.ly/2SeV24V to get access to my new book: How To Love Yourself
14:29
February 10, 2020
Here's How To Know You Don't Care About You
Hi There, When you begin to notice the following within your system and body, it is a clear sign that you aren't taking care of yourself enough : 1. Low Sexual Drive 2. You feel Sleepy During the day 3. Tired in the afternoon 4. Feel stressed etc. This episode is a special one because I get to do something special. My birthday is in a few days (22nd fo February actually) and I will be launching a book on that day.  I am therefore offering a combo of all my ebooks at a token with a percentage going to an NGO I serve currently, Mentally Aware Nigeria Initiative. Eat Fit: a nutritional Blueprint for healthy living Here's how to break up stress Beyond Blue: A step by step guide to grief and loss, preventing and managing depression and  How to Love Yourself: a guide to being your very best at what you do Here is the link: https://bit.ly/2Uf81Fb For Dollar Payment, please pay $10 into Paypal(onaolapokonan@gmail.com) ******************************************************************************************************* For advert placement, invitations or requests, send a mail to toluse@tolusefrancis.com Voiceover : Matthew Adegbile (+2347088347963)
21:53
February 2, 2020
10 ways to avoid fatal mistakes that kill conversations
A good conversation is simple, and it’s actually not hard with a little practice. You don’t have to light everyone’s minds up with witty banter. You don’t have to be a conversation genius. In fact, trying to is what normally kills conversation. Mainly, you just have to avoid irritating people. Like great conversations, the worst ones also have a handful of things in common — usually it’s someone using conversation as a means to another end. In this episode, we look at the ways we can prevent killing conversations. We all want to have conversations that are meaningful but we may not even know that we are killing these conversations. I hope that this episode will bring to perspective what to do and you will be able to practice as they are actionable steps for you. Loved it? Go on and share. I want to connect with you. Please connect with me here : Rising Heroes Network: https://bit.ly/37wWXa8 IG : https://bit.ly/36wgJkB T : https://bit.ly/3aIa5v5
27:30
January 26, 2020
How I Got Up From Rock Bottom
Edirin Edewor is the Founder of The Online Publishers and Entrepreneurs Network(OPEN). She is a multiple award winner and Nominee, multiple Amazon Best Seller and a host of other things. Interestingly, she didn't get there just over night. She had her share of what I will call 'mishaps' but she didn't stay there. In this episode, she shares her story from her failed businesses to her over 500 job applications yet non came through or is the moment she thought of taking her own life. Highlights Money can't buy everything You are not who or what people say you are How Do You See Failures Struggling People See Themselves in the light of their struggle Happiness is key In her Words, When you hit the rock bottom, the only place left is the top You can join her community here *************************************************************** Join the Mind and Health Community here Subscribe our Youtube Channel
31:03
January 17, 2020
5 Psychological Tests For Your Relationship
Every where around the world, people deal with relationship issues that tend to disturb their mental health stability. Fear as they approach their house or even picking calls can be another issue for some people. In this episode 2 of this podcast, I share with you the 5-way psychological for your relationship. Numbers 1-3 might be what you are going through now but hang on till numbers 4 and 5. ********************************************************************************************************************** If You find this episode worthy of sharing, please go ahead. Sponsorship opportunities are available Follow Toluse Francis on all Social Media platforms
12:22
January 11, 2020
How to manage and prevent emotional meltdown as an entrepreneur in 2020
It’s a new year and we believe people come up with different new year resolutions and part of it might be for you to start a new business or organisation. In this episode, Dayo Samuel leads us on a journey of his own experience of starting out as an entrepreneur and the emotional meltdown he experienced and how he bounced back. There’s no guarantee that you won’t have same but as it is the goal of The Rising Heroes Podcast, we want to fix the issues that may bring emotional challenges your way.
32:01
January 4, 2020
We all Need Social Currency
At every stage of stage of our lives we need to have trusted and committed people. People who are real and truthful to us. They help us grow. But are you such a friend as well?
04:16
October 19, 2019
5 steps to handling frustration
We will sometimes find ourselves at the junction of frustration. What do you do then? This episode tries to discuss that. Don’t forget to subscribe
05:19
September 19, 2019
Debunking some myths about depression and some facts
This episode talks about some myths about depression and some facts. There are lots of myths around about depression and I addressed some.
17:57
July 31, 2019
How to communicate with someone suffering dementia
Dementia is a group of thinking and social symptoms that interferes with daily functioning. Not a specific disease, dementia is a group of conditions characterised by impairment of at least two brain functions, such as memory loss and judgement. These set of people require special attention and care. In this episode, I shared what needs to be done for anyone to relate well with anyone suffering these disorders. Enjoy it
19:06
June 22, 2019
5 Tips on how to overcome depression
Depression is rampant these days. People are going through a lot and while what brings a fellow down may not be enough to bring down another, it is necessary to talk about how to overcome depression. Note that this doesn't take the place of clinical or therapeutic consultation
11:51
May 30, 2019
Forgive to Heal
This episode leads us to discuss the importance of forgiving hurts. We need to make a not so easy decision of forgiving persons who hurt us if we want to move forward.
05:38
May 18, 2019