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#445: ‘How to Do The Work’ and Release Negative Thinking with Dr. Nicole LaPera

March 24, 2022

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Why your thoughts have everything to your success in life and business

I am so excited for you to listen to this episode because my guest is someone who helped get me out of a really difficult time in my life — a time that I’ve shared about on this podcast. 

Her name is Dr. Nicole LaPera. She’s a Cornell-trained holistic psychologist, and thanks to her book, How to Do The Work, I learned some really great tools on how to examine and correct the negative thought patterns I was having last year that led to a bit of a depression.

If you’ve been tuning in to Online Marketing Made Easy for a while, you’ve heard a lot about this period of time in the beginning of 2021, right after our move to Nashville. It took a big toll on my personal and professional life, so that’s why I’m getting super vulnerable in this interview and diving into all-things mental health. 

By the way, I am so glad that mental health is a topic that is losing its stigma, and becoming a bigger part of everyday conversation — because let’s be honest, it has a direct effect on how we show up in the world every single day. 

Trust me on this one. Dr. Nicole’s approach is much different than some of the other types of therapy and personal development work that are out there, and you can expect to walk away from this episode with her unique perspective on how to: 

  • Recognize toxic patterns and how they manifest
  • Heal from personal trauma so you can show up as the best version of yourself in life and in business
  • Make permanent shifts in your thought patterns
  • Take your mental health and healing into your own hands

Are you ready?

Here’s a glance at this episode…

  • [06:54] When Nicole was young, she struggled with anxiety. Her curiosity around her struggles inspired her to pursue a career in psychology so she could help others understand themselves and create change in the world.
  • [09:02] After having a successful private practice, she felt inspired to look at new ways to create change to help people online. She wanted to share her stories and her tools, so she started The Holistic Psychologist.
  • [10:53] The work emphasizes the daily nature of change required. Many of us are stuck because we're not living consciously. We need to be conscious in real time, so we don't repeat the old habits.
  • [16:14] Set random alarms on your phone to check in with yourself. Ask, “How present am I? Am I fully immersed in whatever I'm doing?” Use your senses to come back to being present.
  • [30:59] We have the choice to shift from disempowerment to empowerment, so long as we are doing things consciously and checking in with ourselves.
  • [37:42] Make sure you get the nutrients that your brain needs to function. Geting enough sleep at night, your breathing, and taking care of your body are great ways to start.  
  • [41:36] Learn how to stay committed and connected to your truth and your vision in business. Be discerning about what you hear, and know what you stand for!

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