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HOW DO YOU KNOW IF YOU ARE IN SURVIVAL MODE?

Updated: Nov 26, 2020


"First, there is survival, then there is the awareness of survival, then you resist survival and if you are brave enough you stop surviving." - Amanda Shelby


I have had a lot of humbling moments in my life but nothing compared to my trip to Africa. This is an unexpected, "homecoming" celebration/ ceremony. As an African American, one of my biggest dreams was to go to Africa. Not only did I manifest a trip to Africa (paid in full) but I also got an opportunity to spend two weeks with one of the oldest tribes known to man, The Maasai Tribe,.


We sang and danced and hugged and cried. It was a life-changing experience. This is what it looks like to THRIVE beyond the realm of SURVIVAL. As I like to say, you can’t do both. Well, science said it first.


So how do you know if you're in survival mode ... well, let me ask you a question? Is life happening to you or for you... and still deeper from you?


"First, there is survival, then there is the awareness of survival, then you resist survival and if you are brave enough you stop surviving." - Amanda Shelby

Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Jacob Ham, refers to brain being broken into "two"" separate brains, the "learning" brain, and the survival brain.


"The "learning" brain is open to new information. and comfortable with ambiguity. This part of the brain can see the big picture. Like being able to see the trees over the forest. They feel calm, peaceful, excited about learning and may even be a little playful.


On an emotional level, people in "learning brain" are curious and they are not afraid of making mistakes because they understand it's just apart of the ("growth") learning process. They experience more confidence because they are not thinking about themselves, instead, they believe they have a high chance of excelling if they just apply themselves. "


​I also agree with the prevailing perspective on survival, "People operating in survival mode (are typically) hyper-focused on threat. The survival brain wants clear hard facts. It thinks in black and white terms. So in emotional terms, as you can imagine, people feel panicky, a little obsessive, afraid of getting things wrong. and they don't feel calm and open to learning new things. They just want to get things over with. And people in survival brain don't really like making mistakes. They are afraid of looking stupid"


Life is in the heart. If you want to go to the next level . You have to stop overthinking. Overthinking is a by-product of survival mode.

Get OUT of your head!!!!!! Life is in the heart. If you want to go to the next level . You have to stop overthinking. Overthinking is a by-product of survival mode. The "overthinking" brain is limited to what it can perceive and what it has perceived in the past.


Where you are going doesn’t exist yet and you can not get there from the mindset that got you to this point. As stated by Albert Einstein we must always look to expand beyond our current realm of understanding.


Life and business must pour from the heart space. Alignment with the heart can only come from the truth. Truth is an individual experience. When you are confident enough to live from your heart then you can let go of what you think will be your solution and allow the solution to flow within. The brain was programmed. The heart existed before you entered this world. And by heart I mean the soul.


Sound familiar ...it should. Thought I'd say it again for the people in the back.


YES! TAKE ME TO THE 30 DAY START-UP.

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