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Episode 1

How to Use Neuroscience Principles to Change Your Brain So You Can Grow Your Business with Louisa Nicola

Join Sarah Saffari and Louisa Nicola on the very first episode of the Hidden Potential Podcast! Sarah and Louisa have a really interesting conversation about neuroscience and its impact on our daily tasks, everyday performance and overall well being. For anyone aspiring to be a better professional and expand your business, you will learn practical habits and tasks that will help immensely with your work. In addition, concepts like quality of sleep, nutrition, movement, and exercising, are all examples of things you can implement in your day in order to improve your mental health.

 “We’ve all got depression inside of us and if we don’t do certain things on a daily basis, we’re going to activate that depression.” – Louisa Nicola

 Louisa gives us an overview about visualization as well as how to actually engage our senses, feelings and intentions in order to trick our brain and visualize immediate success. She dives into the difference between visualization (make believe), meditation (relaxation) and the whole functionality of the motivation molecule known as dopamine. According to Louisa, dopamine is essential in our body and is, in fact, released before exercise as well as during exercise.

 About Louisa Nicola

Louisa Nicola is a clinical neuroscientist with a background in sports physiology and mathematics. Training as a tri athlete enabled her to grow and peak as an elite athlete herself and understand the neural mechanisms underlying peak athletic performance.
Louisa also has a top #100 Podcast dedicated to neuroscience, neurology and longevity.

Key Timestamps

[2:15] – Louisa gives us an overview about the power of our mind and brain.

[4:24] – How does neuroplasticity work?

[12:21] – Difference of visualization and meditation.

[14:33] – How to change your brain through movement.

[19:09] – The importance of dopamine and its effect on injuries and mental health.

[36:08] – The power of daily habits to restrain depressing feelings.

[40:25] – Louisa’s personal opinion on the nervous system, the brain, and its importance.

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Episode 2

Understand Your Brain So You Can Build Your Own Personality with Lara Pence

Welcome to this week’s episode of the Hidden Potential Podcast! In this episode, your host Sarah Saffari has an interesting conversation with Dr. Lara Pence about the possibility of changing our current patterns of actions and thoughts to turn them into something that serves us. Dr. Lara explains that it is possible to become a different person by simply being aware of our current behaviors, understanding them, and unlocking the mechanisms that make them happen.

 “There are certain templates that can be created for individuals at an early age […]. And these templates can really be like guide maps for how an individual works, how they think, how they feel, and how they behave.” – Dr. Lara Pence

 In this episode, you will learn more in depth the steps to catalyze this change: be willing to get curious – unpack yourself and your feelings because you may not know all the answers about yourself; understand your values – be aligned with what you believe to be the most important things in life; explore – look at the reasons why you think you are not making the change you know you need to do. Why is your current behavior good for you? What are the benefits of being stuck and not changing?

 “When we are curious about ourselves we step into a process of vulnerability because not only do we not know the answer, but we’re taking a risk and exposing ourselves to something that we might not like about ourselves.” – Dr. Lara Pence

Dr. Lara also explains some really important insights about values in life. One of the reasons why you might be feeling unhappy, trapped, and having all kinds of difficulties is because you might be misaligned with your values. Spirituality, safety, family, friendship, freedom, faith, success: these are all examples of principles we might consider as super important. If we are not applying them to our routines, we might feel disconnected and out of balance.

About Dr. Lara Pence

Dr. Lara Pence is a licensed clinical psychologist and owner/founder of LIGHFBOX. Having worked with individuals, families, and couples over the last fifteen years, Dr. Lara was able to recognize that when we feel the need to be curious, we feel the need to change. By following this approach, she has built her practice to help other people be more than what they think is possible.

Key Timestamps

[2:42] – How Dr. Lara developed her skills as a business owner.

[4:24] – Understanding our childhood patterns and how they affect us in adulthood.

[22:21] – Simple steps to catalyze your behavior change.

[30:10] – Spirituality and faith as important values.

[35:44] – Physical sensations can be a sign that you are misaligned with your values.

[40:13] – Secondary gain: what are you getting from staying stuck in life?

[50:00] – Dr. Lara explains that we are all hyper connected into something.

[55:31] – Why it’s important to know about therapy and psychology.

Related Links

CEOwned Free Mini Course

LIGHFBOX

Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself by Dr. Joe Dispenza

Episode Resources

Erik Erikson’s Stages of Psychosocial Development

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IG: @drlarapence

Website: drlarapence.com

Podcast: Curious Minds with Dr. L

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Episode 3

How to Be Sexually Attracted to People Who Are Good For You with Ken Page

Welcome to this week’s episode of the Hidden Potential Podcast! In this episode, your host Sarah Saffari has a really profound conversation with Ken Page about everything related to love, relationships, intimacy, and the process of building a love relation with another person. The types of people you are attracted to have a huge effect on your emotional state, sometimes some of these attractions can be for pain (attractions of deprivation) instead of for love (attractions of inspiration). 

“Sexual attraction is more plastic than we realize. We cannot force sexual attraction. So if you’re dating someone who’s a really nice person but there’s no attraction at all, you are not obligated to be with them just because they’re a nice person.” – Ken Page

Attractions of inspiration are the ones we feel for whom we know are decent, kind and, can lead us to a future of partnership and companionship. Attractions of deprivation, on the other hand, are the ones hard to deal with (although they’re usually very exciting). These are similar to true addictions. Both can be a reflection of your childhood patterns and the way you started to handle relationships (parents, relatives, friends, and siblings).

“The majority of dating advice we get actually leads us away from the possibility of real love.” – Ken Page

Ken also shares the concept of the wave, which he explains as being a certain moment during a love relationship when one of the two loses interest, is hit by a wave of disinterest, anxiety, and apathy or simply needs more time to understand all the feelings. According to Ken, there are two ways of navigating through the wave: a) don’t force yourself into the relationship by allowing some room to breathe and feeling the connection first, b) focusing on what you like about your partner and letting yourself be taken by that.

About Ken Page

Ken Page, LCSW, is a renowned psychotherapist, host of The Deeper Dating Podcast, and co-founder of the DeeperDating.com, a new way for single people to meet online in a way that’s warm, respectful, fun and inspiring. He’s also the author of the bestselling book “Deeper Dating: How to Drop the Games of Seduction and Discover the Power of Intimacy”. Having been featured in O, The Oprah Magazine, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Cosmopolitan, and The Advocate, Ken is passionate about helping people understand the search for love as one of the greatest spiritual adventures in life, as well as, celebrating the inclusion of the LGBTQ community into the banquet of wiser relationship advice.

Key Timestamps

[4:07] – Ken talks about the writing process for his book “Deeper Dating”;

[8:12] – What should you do if you’re single and looking for a relationship?

[10:45] – The difference between attractions of deprivation x attractions of inspiration;

[20:22] – Why attractions of inspiration don’t work sometimes;

[24:52] – How to navigate through relations if you find yourself insecure or uninterested (navigate the wave);

[32:57] – Does the wave ever stop coming?

[38:20] – How to change the type of persona you’re attracted to;

[42:51] – Pushing past a sexual block with a person;

[47:51] – Exercise: Inner Mentor Process;

[55:09] – Ken’s final golden tip if you’re looking for love;

Related Links

CEOwned Free Mini Course

DeeperDating.com

DeeperDatingPodcast.com

Deeper Dating by Ken Page

Episode Resources

Deeper Dating Podcast Ep. 3: The Greatest Path to Speed Your Path to Love

Change or Die by Alan Deutschman

 

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Episode 4

How to Change Your Behaviour Patterns by Understanding the Brain and the Mind with Jason Hamera

Welcome to this week’s episode of the Hidden Potential Podcast! In this episode, your host Sarah Saffari is joined by Jason Hamera who talks about the power of the brain and the mind in our lives and behaviour patterns. Behaviour patterns are really complex,  dynamic concepts and they are usually shaped based on our environment. The most limiting behaviour, according to Jason, is uncertainty because it allows for other feelings to come to surface like fear and apprehension.

“Before anything can happen we really have to respect and appreciate the natural world that we’re living in, and begin to take all these observational inputs.” – Jason Hamera

Self-dialogue is another big component of the way we shape our behaviours. The way we talk to ourselves and the words we use to describe things, situations and experiences are all parts that influence our lives. Words create worlds and, similar to money that carries value, words carry meaning. That’s why it is essential for us to analyze carefully and really pay attention to the vocabulary we normally use throughout the day. Diverse words really bring a more in depth perspective and these verbal experiences help us intensify or minimize emotions.

“If an opportunity comes in front of us we have to be primed and prepared to act upon that opportunity in an interest that is very specific to our goals and to where we want to go.” – Jason Hamera

Jason also explains the difference between brain and mind. According to him, what the brain usually does and how it functions is responsible for what the mind creates. The concept of mind and its correlation with neurons in the brain can be seen as the concept of traffic and its correlation with cars. Traffic can only exist where there are cars, in the same way that the mind can only be real via the existence of neurons. In addition, Jason talks about the notion of Future Self Continuity – we build our future more effectively if we visualize it, rather than contemplating experiences and trying to take lessons from the past.

About Jason Hamera

Jason is an international fitness educator pursuing his master’s degree in educational psychology. Having started his career building several training programs, creating successful startups, and teaching fitness workshops internationally in over 15 countries, Jason is now focused on creating his life's work – a human development company called Stronger in All Planes, with his wife and best friend Marissa. From helping people transform their bodies, he now has his sights set on helping people change their brains and behaviours to achieve a higher standard of living mentally, as well as physically, in all areas of their lives.

Key Timestamps

[4:42] – Jason highlights the #1 self limiting behaviour of entrepreneurs;

[16:28] – How can we use self dialogue (and word choosing) to impact our lives?

[25:27] – How emotions are attached to words;

[32:39] – Removing emotions from past experiences;

[42:28] – The difference between brain and mind;

[52:08] – Future Self Continuity: create your future by disconnecting from the past;

[56:51] – Jason’s final message about the simplicity of life;

Related Links

How Emotions Are Made by Lisa Feldman Barrett

CEOwned Free Mini Course

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IG: @jason_hamera | @strongerinallplanes

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Facebook: The CEOwned Business

LinkedIn: Sarah Saffari

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Episode 5

Why Nobody Has A 'Genetic Destiny" And How To Take Back Control 

Welcome to this week’s episode of the Hidden Potential Podcast! In this episode, your host Sarah Saffari talks about the power that the environment surrounding us has to determine how we feel inside. Environments are responsible to change the cells and, although we are not able to change our cells and our genes, we are able to change the environment. Today, Sarah explains why that is enough. Biology is unalterable, but we can highly influence it by stepping out of the same patterns and visions.

“We are so afraid of the unknown that we are never going to be able to know what we can create when we try to curate a life that doesn’t necessarily allow for opportunities that can build an absolutely amazing life.” – Sarah Saffari

Sarah also explains that memories and past experiences need to be detached from any emotional weight connected to it because only that way we can remove the wiring that gets us sad, angry, anxious, or fearful about those same experiences. According to Sarah, memory with no emotional charge attached to it is just wisdom and we can benefit from that. To summarize: we have the power to see outside the box, change our reality and be limitless because, in due course, it all comes down to perception.

About Sarah Saffari

Sarah is a business coach, entrepreneur and co-owner of the CEOwned Coach. Having initiated her career as a fitness professional, helping a great number of people gain confidence with their looks, Sarah is now focused on spreading her message by helping online entrepreneurs create 7-figures businesses. Her company CEOwned Coach has the goal of taking people from struggle to prosperity.

Key Timestamps

[1:33] – How to take back control by using perception;

[5:32] – Examples on how different environments result in different body reactions;

[7:18] – Understanding the concept of placebo effects and beliefs;

[13:21] – Changing our genes by changing the environment

Related Links

CEOwned Free Mini Course

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IG: @saffarisarah

Facebook: The CEOwned Business

LinkedIn: Sarah Saffari

Clubhouse: Sarah Saffari

 

Episode 6

What Produces Experiences: The Brain Or The Mind? With Mark Gober

Welcome to this week’s episode of the Hidden Potential Podcast! In this episode, your host Sarah Saffari interviews Mark Gober. Mark gives some really interesting explanations about consciousness and its connection with the physical brain. Based on the assumption that our consciousness is abstract and exists regardless of the brain, we can start to explore its impact on the way we experience life. Some studies show that consciousness outlives the brain when we die, and that can be associated with NDEs (Near Death Experiences).

“The brain, rather than producing consciousness, appears to be more like a blindfold or a filtering mechanism, meaning, the consciousness that we have is way beyond the limited experience that we have right now.” – Mark Gober

Reports from people who went through NDEs attest that different experiences happen when we die. Examples include: veridical out of body experiences, viewing situations from a different point of view, and the concept of Life Review (seeing our lives in flashes through the eyes of people we impacted while living). All of these experiences can be really impactful on new interactions and new perspectives of who went through that.

“What we take with us beyond the body is our consciousness and the way in which we evolved.” – Mark Gober

In addition, Mark talks about some real case studies and applications about psychedelics, psychokinesis and meditations. To assimilate all of the knowledge about consciousness and the power of the brain, Mark advises people to absorb these concepts without altering their values and passions, to remember to follow their intuition and to always try to do “the next obvious thing.”

About Mark Gober

Mark Gober is a speaker, podcast host and the author of the award-winning book ‘An End to Upside Down Thinking’ and its sequel ‘An End to Upside Down Living’. With a background as a banking analyst in New York and as a businessman in Silicon Valley, today Mark conducts interviews with world-leading researchers on his podcast ‘Where Is My Mind?’ He is also an international speaker and member of the Board of the Institute of Noetic Sciences (IONS) and the School of Wholeness and Enlightenment (SoWE).

Key Timestamps

[3:03] – Mark talks about what led him to study consciousness;

[8:52] – Consciousness and its connection with the brain;

[15:42] – Near Death Experiences (NDEs) and consciousness;

[23:27] – Evidences of NDEs and researches’ applications in the modern world;

[35:25] – Mark talks about how this knowledge impacted his life;

[40:02] – Studies on psychedelics and meditation;

[46:23] – How to apply these concepts in life? (And do we need to?);

[51:32] – Mark’s #4 suggestions to live according to all of this knowledge

Related Links

CEOwned Free Mini Course

An End to Upside Down Thinking by Mark Gober

An End to Upside Down Living by Mark Gober

Where Is My Mind? Podcast with Mark Gober

Episode Resources

Ep.4 – CIA Psychic Spying & Knowing the Future - (Where Is My Mind? Podcast)

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Website: markgober.com

IG: @saffarisarah

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LinkedIn: Sarah Saffari

Clubhouse: Sarah Saffari

Episode 7

How to Grow Your Business When Nobody Else Says That You Can with Maz Jobrani

Welcome to this week’s episode of the Hidden Potential Podcast! In this episode, your host Sarah Saffari talks with comedian Maz Jobrani. Maz shares with us some of the best advice on pursuing our passion, working with whatever our heart is set on, and living an adventurous life because we only have one to live and we’re the only one who knows what’s best for us.

“You shouldn’t worry about being accepted by anyone because ultimately if you’re lucky enough to find what you love doing, you should do it, and that will make you happy, and that will make it easier for you to make others around you happy.” – Maz Jobrani

According to Maz if we have a skill, a special ability, or something we’re really passionate about we need to give it a try, wherever that may occur – in our home country or abroad. In addition, in order to make that dream a reality we need to remember our past accomplishments and what we have achieved so far. This will only give us courage and security to follow the path.

“Your parents want what’s best for you but they don’t know what’s best for you. You know what’s best for you.” – Maz Jobrani

During the conversation you will also hear a few inspirational words about how to deal with parents’ pressure when making career decisions and how to keep moving forward even without support. Sometimes parents think they have an obligation to guide us because they believe that they know what the best option for us is. In reality, only we know that; so we should listen, learn, but most of all, trust ourselves.

About Maz Jobrani

Maz Jobrani is a comedian, actor and writer. Known for his stand up shows and participations on channel Comedy Central, Maz is also one of the founders of comedy group “Axis of Evil”. After having attended law classes early in life, he decided to pursue comedy and acting as a career.

Key Timestamps

[03:16] – Maz talks about the early stages of his career;

[10:20] – Pursuing our passion regardless of other people;

[12:51] – How to deal with pressure from parents;

[18:19] – Career choices: what if we don’t have support?;

[22:54] – How Maz handles career struggles;

[29:32] – Maz’s final work/business advice;

Connect with us!

IG: @mazjobrani

Podcast: Back to School with Maz Jobrani

IG: @saffarisarah

Facebook: The CEOwned Business

LinkedIn: Sarah Saffari

Clubhouse: Sarah Saffari

Episode 8

How to Heal Past Wounds So You Can Flourish In Your Business with Anat Peri

Welcome to this week’s episode of the Hidden Potential Podcast! In this episode, your host Sarah Saffari has a very insightful conversation with Anat Peri. They talk about how important our childhood experiences and the relationships we nurtured at this phase can be and how it can impact our way of thinking as adults. The role that parents play on our lives is really important because, at this point, they represent love and a sense of wholeness. With that in mind, is good to know that certain traumatic situations can ignite mirrored behaviors.

“What I realized over time is that I was trimming weeds, wasn’t really getting to the root of things.” – Anat Peri

Another topic of discussion today was self love and self discovery. Anat tells us a little bit about her background and a few life situations that lead her to growth. She also talks about finding purpose in life and how important it is to gain knowledge about what you actually want to do in life, read books about those specific topics, and have a community that push you forward to your goals. The number one step to actually make an impactful change on the way you see your role in the world is awareness.

“A lot of the traumas – big T traumas, little T traumas – that we experience in childhood become our way of living. And it’s not living, it’s surviving.” – Anat Peri

About Anat Peri

Anat Peri is a transformational coach who helps people deal with fear and false beliefs while increasing performance in work and life. Her transformational program Training Camp for the Soul is an effective masterclass for those feeling the need to change, switch energies and unlock their potentials.

Key Timestamps

[02:04] – Anat shares a little bit about her own story;

[12:45] – What was the specific transformational moment for Anat;

[28:45] – Why bad influences can affect our belief systems;

[32:14] – Is having a community important for our goals?

[38:24] – Simple steps to practice to get rid of unhealed emotions;

Related Links

Training Camp for the Soul

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IG: @anat.peri | @TrainingCampForTheSoul

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Facebook: The CEOwned Business

LinkedIn: Sarah Saffari

Clubhouse: Sarah Saffari 

Episode 9

How To Change Your External AND Internal Environment For Success with Kimberly Garner

Welcome to this week’s episode of the Hidden Potential Podcast! In this episode, your host Sarah Saffari interviews Coach and Holistic Designer Kimberly Garner. Kimberly talks about how the environment and the external situations surrounding us can influence and affect what we think and how we feel. According to Kimberly, it all starts with intention and putting intention in every little thing in our life.

“You have to allow yourself to feel in your body that trauma. We can’t just intellectualize it because we’re grown ups.” – Kimberly Garner

Rearranging our thoughts and working on our inner self is the key to actually change our life and routines. Tune in to your inner person, focus your mind on personal mantras and bring your awareness to what you are thinking: that’s the only way to step out of old and unwanted behaviors.

“When we decide that we’re going to follow our hearts and go against the grain of our comfort zone, that’s when the subconscious is triggered into high alert.” – Kimberly Garner

Kimberly also explains how unhealed traumas can be triggered all over again in your adult life if not taken care of. Be curious about what is causing the struggles, and make changes step by step. Triggers of old traumas are big thresholds. They are big moments and decisive moments. It’s also important to know that some things you were thought no longer serve you and these false beliefs must be left behind.

About Kimberly Garner

Kimberly Garner is a coach & holistic designer. Her work method involves the subconscious mind, neuroscience, holistic coaching, and interior design. Through courses and training, Kimberly teaches other individuals how to identify what they want, how to stop self sabotaging, and how to heal interior distresses.

Key Timestamps

[01:55] – The early stages of Kimberly’s career;

[05:18] – What to do when we cannot change – and benefit from – the environment?

[14:21] – How can someone be greater than the environment and start to heal past traumas;

[18:50] – What to do when we are triggered by old traumas?

[24:34] – How to not fall into the trap of repeating old behaviors;

[31:12] – Kimberly explains why change takes courage;

[38:51] – The importance of decluttering our household from memories;

Related Links

Book: A Pattern Language

CEOwned Free Mini Course

Connect with us!

IG: @holistic.i.d

Website: holisticinteriordesign.com

IG: @saffarisarah

Facebook: The CEOwned Business

LinkedIn: Sarah Saffari

Clubhouse: Sarah Saffari

Episode 10

How to Use Heart-Brain Coherence to Increase Creativity in Business with Katelyn Dowling

Welcome to this week’s episode of the Hidden Potential Podcast! In this episode, your host Sarah Saffari has a really interesting chat with Katelyn Dowling. Katelyn talks about everything that relates to heart-brain coherence, how to influence our inner state to affect our outer space, and how to update our operating system in order to have a better life really. When we exist in a state of relaxation and presence we start to arm ourselves to face challenges in a more composed way.

“You can think of your operating system, your internal operating system as the brain work you use or the lens through which you view the world. And how you – as an individual – interact with and relate to anything that comes into your field.” – Katelyn Dowling

Katelyn also explains that if you want to begin this process of updating your operating system – which is actually just a metaphor to create more inner balance – you need to first be more aware of your unconscious thoughts. Observe yourself. Always check in with yourself, and make the constant effort to let go of actions and behaviors that you no longer want.

“For me, helping people to remember that we are not actually separated from the planet that sustains our entire being is really important right now.” – Katelyn Dowling

In addition, you will learn a practical exercise to connect your breath and attention to your heart. By doing this exercise, you will start to pay more attention to the environment around you, how you can create with everything you have now, and how to feel more elevated emotions such as harmony, joy, creativity, peace, and gratitude.

“Heart-brain coherence is a specific avenue through which you can shift very rapidly your state, your physiological state from one of stress to one of coherence – which you can think of as the opposite of stress.” – Katelyn Dowling

About Katelyn Dowling

Katelyn Dowling, Ph.D. in clinical psychology as well as founder and CEO of Sustainable Self Inc. Through consultation and coaching, Katelyn is able to help business owners, leaders, entrepreneurs, and CEOs to make more reasoned decisions around work and life, always taking into account the individual’s inner state.

Key Timestamps

[01:44] – What made Katelyn follow this career;

[05:17] – Overview on how our operating system works;

[07:11] – How to identify the processes of our own operating system;

[16:05] – At what point in life people actually look for Katelyn and her work;

[21:18] – How to connect heart and brain coherently;

[26:53] – Differences between the practice of heart-brain coherence and meditation;

[28:33] – How to use heart-brain coherence for creativity in life & business;

Related Links

CEOwned Free Mini Course

Connect with us!

IG: @drkatedowling

IG: @saffarisarah

Facebook: The CEOwned Business

LinkedIn: Sarah Saffari

Clubhouse: Sarah Saffari

Episode 11

How to Stop Argument Hangovers from Hurting Your Relationship with Jocelyn & Aaron Freeman

Welcome to this week’s episode of the Hidden Potential Podcast! In this episode, your host Sarah Saffari talks with Jocelyn and Aaron Freeman. Jocelyn and Aaron are relationship coaches and here they share some interesting insights on how to deal with relationship conflicts, how to manage your feelings and your partner’s in order to solve problems, and how not to damage the relationship once the disagreement shows up.

“What we always encourage people to look at first is: How long your argument hangover lasts, meaning, how long does it take you to repair afterwards? Because that can also be a big part of what leads to disconnection and, perhaps even the end of the relationship.” – Jocelyn Freeman

Having boundaries and being engaged in the relationship is fundamental to preserve the connection. Repeating selfish behaviors and not talking, on the other hand, is nothing but damaging. It’s also really important to be flexible, caring, adjust your needs to meet your partner’s, communicate, and try to solve the conflict no matter what.

“When our partners are triggered or just have emotion coming up, they’re often sharing about themselves, and so we tend to shut down. […] When you just shut down and say nothing, that creates that separation, that creates that feeling of isolation.” – Aaron Freeman

Jocelyn and Aaron also explain the 4 communication-personality types. Being an assertive partner puts you on the front line, trying to lead the way; being a reserved one categorizes you on the quiet side of things, really needing time to process the conflicts. In both cases, it’s important to hear your partner’s perspective first so he/she doesn’t feel judged by your own;

About Jocelyn and Aaron Freeman

Known as the “couple that coaches couples”, Jocelyn and Aaron Freeman started their business by recognizing that their own relationship could be of service to others. Authors of “The Argument Hangover” and “The New Power Couple”, the Freeman’s help people to break relationships barriers by dialogue, conversation and teamwork.

Key Timestamps

[02:17] – How Jocelyn and Aaron started the relationship coaching business;

[04:19] – What is the idea behind “relationships hangover”?

[07:33] – The 4 communication-personality types (Assertive and Reserved);

[13:57] – What to do when we don’t have the answers for the conflict;

[20:52] – Why it’s important to know what triggers us;

[24:31] – How our parents’ relationship affects our own;

[29:51] – Being aware of our behavior is tiring but important;

[32:22] – How to identify if a conflict is healthy or not;

[35:52] – How much time is enough time to repair conflicts?

[39:24] – Feeling the emotions is an opportunity to connect with your partner;

[42:51] – Don’t be discouraged if you have conflicts, take action;

Related Links

CEOwned Free Mini Course

TheArgumentHangover.com

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IG: @meet_thefreemans

IG: @saffarisarah

Facebook: The CEOwned Business

LinkedIn: Sarah Saffari

Clubhouse: Sarah Saffari

Episode 12

How to Go From Nothing to Complete Freedom With Hansika Silva 

Join your host Sarah Saffari and this week’s guest Hansika Silva as they open up about their entrepreneurial journey and how they overcame indecisions and self-doubt at the beginning of their business. Hansika shares how working on self-development and attending mastermind events had – and still has – a huge impact on her life, which reflects almost entirely on her business.

“If this was easy, if it were super easy building a 7-figure business for yourself, everyone would do it. If you do stick with it and in your heart and in your soul you know that you’ve got this fire in you and you’re meant to do this, I promise you you’ll get there.” – Hansika Silva

You will also hear some great insights on relationships and dating. Growing a relationship and a business at the same time is possible, but making time for each of them is a skill that requires practice. This skill is fully connected with how you step into your feminine energy and separate from your masculine energy to not transmit the same dominant actions from your business to your partner. Sarah and Hansika explain how practicing this skill is a choice.

“I love dedicating my time towards work but getting into dating, you obviously have to have some balance.” – Hansika Silva

The episode also touches on a very important topic, which is resilience. Building a company from scratch takes time, persistence and courage; but if you stick with it, you’ll be rewarded. That faith is the only thing separating you from nothing to complete freedom.

About Hansika Silva

Hansika Silva is a business coach and entrepreneur. She works with other professionals & business coaches by growing their companies exponentially using high-ticket strategies. Hansika and Sarah’s mentorship company CEOwned was founded in 2019 with the mission of helping individuals to thrive and find greatness in their careers.

Key Timestamps

[01:45] – Hansika tells us how she shifted gears at her career;

[05:25] – How Hansika built her business by also working on self-development;

[10:43] – Dating and being an entrepreneur can coexist (if you want it to);

[18:12] – How to step into your feminine when you’re out of work;

[24:15] – How to attract the exact type of person by being that person;

[28:57] – The dynamics of making money in a relationship;

[34:16] – Hansika’s final advice on being resilient and persistent with your business;

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Episode 13

What It REALLY Takes to Be an Entrepreneur with Kate & Daniel

Following the path of entrepreneurship is not this magical world people tell us on social media. It takes hard work, sleepless nights, and a great amount of effort. That is the topic of this week’s episode of the Hidden Potential Podcast. Sarah Saffari interviews Kate Hancock and Dan Robbins. They talk about the real ups and downs of running a business, how to start small and expand with time, and why it’s important to know and have the consciousness that freedom comes with responsibility.

 “People say ‘I’m going to start a business and I’m going to be free!’. Actually, starting a business takes away your freedom because now you’re responsible 24/7.” – Dan Robbins

 Needless to say, starting a business and working for yourself is doable. If you have a plan, a smart strategy and the patience required for the job you will eventually “get there” and be successful. In this episode, you will also hear some great insights on the different business models that are out there, which one is better for you and which one best suits your personality and current circumstances.

 “It’s ok if you’re doing it all yourself, but if you want to have freedom and scale that’s when you need more capital to hire people that could run it for you. Then you can just travel the world.” – Kate Hancock

 To finish it all up, Kate and Dan share the details about working as partners and as a couple. For them it’s fundamental to identify the fine line between business hours and family time; scaling not only your professional, but also your personal life.

 About Kate and Dan

Kate Hancock and Dan Robbins are entrepreneurs, mentors and owners of IBH MEDIA. Through their company, Kate and Dan inspire and help people achieve success by investing in an entrepreneur career. One of the missions of the company is to invest in women led startups. They also spread their message podcasting: check out Inspired by Her Podcast!

 Key Timestamps

[01:43] – How Kate and Daniel went from couple to business partners;

[04:00] – Daniel’s outset as an entrepreneur;

[05:39] – How Kate scaled her business at a fast pace;

[07:11] – How they managed making money all of a sudden (mindset shifts);

[12:57] – The 1 thing people need to know before stepping into entrepreneurship;

[15:23] – Should you just go out and try entrepreneurship?

[23:06] – 5-year-plans and the different business models;

[34:29] – Pros and cons of running a business as a couple;

[38:35] – How to be resilient nowadays;

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Website: ibhmedia.co

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Episode 14

How to Use Consciousness to Improve Your Business & Life with Yedda Stancil

It is really easy to navigate through life without actually being conscious of how we are behaving, what we are creating and why we do what we do. Consciousness means not only being alive, but also being aware. In this episode of the Hidden Potential Podcast, Sarah Saffari welcomes Yedda Stancil for a conversation about changing belief systems, reprogramming thoughts, and awakening to life.

 “When you start to see contrast, when things start to challenge or question the way you show up in the world, what happens is we start to get curious and we start to ask ‘What’s going on? Is there something else here that I might need to look at?’” – Yedda Stancil

 What we feel dictates what we do and in order to change ourselves it’s important to change our beliefs about previously learned patterns and behaviors which we no longer want to have. The key for this whole change process is awareness: paying attention to our daily actions, our self-dialogue, our inner talk, and our habitual thoughts. Yedda also explains that our ego might get in the way once in a while, but it’s important to have patience and compassion with ourselves.

 “It’s not about getting rid of or beating down the ego, it’s about integrating him or her back into the experience and saying ‘thank you so much for protecting me.’” – Yedda Stancil

 You will also hear about how good it is to have a community, a group of people, and models you want to be similar to. They will serve as inspirations for the new “you” that you want to create. Engage in communities, make connections and if you don’t have one, be the first one. Start this new social form, this new movement that will shape fresh ideas of awakening to the real consciousness.

  “Social norms are the number one way to change your behavior so whatever you’re trying to show up with in a relationship, in a business, in your community, with your health, whatever it is, go find people that already have what you want.” – Yedda Stancil

 About Yedda Stancil

Yedda Stancil is a Consciousness Coach and Consultant. In her work, Yedda incorporates important aspects of mindfulness, personal development, personal growth, and headship skills with the business and personal lives of her clients.

 Key Timestamps

[02:05] – What does it mean to be a consciousness coach;

[04:37] – Move out from the autopilot way of living;

[09:23] – How the environment influences our awakening;

[14:07] – How to change our belief system;

[18:32] – Why it’s important to be patient when changing belief systems;

[25:01] – Yedda explains it’s normal to shut down when we want to change;

[32:50] – To rewire old beliefs we must be in this constant dialogue with ourselves;

[35:30] – You can be the creator of a new social norm;

[41:08] – Why the ego is a consequence of your concept around it;

[47:08] – Do you know why your ego is different from everybody else’s?

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Podcast: Shut Up and Sit with Yedda Stancil (Apple Podcasts)

Book: shutupandsit.com

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Episode 15

Seven Business Mistakes Most People Make Before Hitting 10k a Month with Hannah Chan

Everybody makes mistakes, right? It’s part of the process of building a business and having successful outcomes from the business. One thing that is directly correlated with people who succeed is: they learn from the past mistakes. In this episode of the Hidden Potential Podcast, Sarah Saffari talks with Hannah Chan about the 7 business mistakes the majority of entrepreneurs make before generating high incomes.

“When we’re at the beginning of business there’s always the element of risk that you’re going to have to take.” – Hannah Chan

Shifting your mindset and taking new risks are important things to accomplish in order to succeed. The difference between people who experience successful outcomes in business from those who don’t is their ability to deal with pressure, to seek opportunities that make them grow, to create huge changes with a not-so-huge audience and to respond well to pressure.

“It doesn’t really come down to skillset, or how good you are at sales, or how much charisma you have. It really comes down to your decision making process.” – Hannah Chan

Hannah also explains that what differentiates you from everyone else is your personal story and that’s the exact thing that makes people buy from you. Although the solution is extremely important to have as a reputable business owner, people first buy from a place of emotion and connection which leads to the solution. If you’re looking to be ahead of the game, come up with new strategies and, most importantly learn from past mistakes, this episode is exactly what you need!

“It’s way more than giving value and giving tips and posting consistently. It’s more about being super specific with the problem that you’re calling out.” – Hannah Chan

About Hannah Chan

Hannah Chan is a business mentor, entrepreneur and business coach who also has a career in powerlifting. Having helped over 300 fitness professionals to reach 6 figures in the online business, Hannah believes that our personality and personal journey are the decisive factors to succeed in business, but only if you learn from your mistakes.

Key Timestamps

[02:19] – Hannah’s early steps on building a coaching business;

[05:45] – Why having courage is fundamental to scale your business;

[11:26] – The #1 mistake entrepreneurs make;

[16:55] – Do you ever wonder why you can’t share your message?

[21:03] – People don’t buy solutions, they buy connections;

[31:48] – Hannah explains why your personality matters to your business;

[39:22] – How your journey impacts your audience;

[43:25] – Go to the next level of your business with these 3 simple tips;

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Website: www.fitnessscalingsystems.com

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LinkedIn: Sarah Saffari

Episode 16

How To Find Love If You Have Everything Else But The Guy with Evan Marc Katz

Love is part of living a fulfilled life, but sometimes what’s supposed to be easy can become draining. When we have a hard time dating, choosing a partner, being happy with relationship decisions and repeating old behaviors, this fun thing is no longer enjoyable. Listen to this episode of the Hidden Potential Podcast, where Sarah Saffari talks with Evan Marc Katz about how to find true love when it’s the only missing piece.

 “If you’ve been told your whole life: ‘relationships take work’, that’s the myth we’re trying to obliterate. Good relationships are easy, bad relationships take a lot of work.” – Evan Marc Katz

 When we’re open to new relationships and finally meet a person, there is this one thing called chemistry that we so desperately look for. Do we like the same things? Does he/she make me laugh? Do we enjoy the same places, music, and food? Are we going somewhere with this? All of these are valid questions, but how much chemistry is enough? Evan explains that this initial excitement and attraction can get in the way when we try to see who that person really is.

 “You can see a person much more clearly when you’re not blinded by attraction.” – Evan Marc Katz

 You will also hear good points on identifying a toxic relationship early on and how to spot red flags: indicating the person may not be the best choice or that the relationship might be a dead end. Evan also talks about the main niche of his audience and why women make up the majority of his clientele.

 “Men need more help, women ask for more help.” – Evan Marc Katz

 About Evan Marc Katz

Evan Marc Katz is a dating coach for smart, strong, and successful women. He has written really instructive books about love and relationships, such as, ‘Why You’re Still Single.’ Evan started his coaching career by giving people advice over the phone while working at a dating company and realizing that he was good at it. From there, he started his journey as a coach helping people prioritize love over everything.

 Key Timestamps

[01:39] – Evan explains how he got into coaching and his background with dating;

[05:51] – Why women make the majority of Evan’s audience;

[08:52] – Is there a common problem when people look for a coach?

[11:49] – How can we differentiate chemistry and compatibility;

[20:22] – Attracting the right person for our life;

[34:55] – How can we get out of the same cycle of choosing the same partner;

[41:08] – How to identify red flags early in the relationship;

[44:30] – What’s the role of a coach when helping women with repetitive behaviors;

[47:20] – Evan shares a story about his own dating experiences;

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Attached by Amir Levine, M.D. and Rachel Heller, M.A.

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Episode 17

How Gut Health Can Improve Business Performance with Dr. Melanie

Gut health and gut issues have been around for a very long time. Not only can they cause physical disturbance and terrible symptoms, these health problems oftentimes are the result of a stressful lifestyle. In this episode, Sarah Saffari is joined by Dr. Melanie. Dr. Melanie explains all about SIBO - Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth, the importance of probiotics and how it all relates to our diet choices.

“I’ve experienced the side of being overweight, how people respond to you, how people treat you and how that can really affect your mindset.” – Dr. Melanie

In addition, Dr. Melanie explains that all of these issues descend from the digestive system do impact our personal life, as well as, our professional life. For that reason – but not only that – it is so important to become aware of this kind of subject: to help you identify unusual symptoms and take care of your health and wellness with knowledge.

About Dr. Melanie

Dr. Melanie ND – known as The Intuitive Edge Doctor – has clinical expertise in Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO) and Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). Having suffered with gut issues herself, Dr. Melanie believes that the majority of illnesses, symptoms, and diseases are caused not just by physical imbalances, but by energy and mindset misconduct as well. She helps drive people to understand their bodies.

Key Timestamps

[01:47] – What Dr. Melanie does and her background with diets and gut issues;

[05:36] – Dr. Melanie explains the concept of SIBO (Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth);

[21:14] – Details about SIBO, its symptoms, and Migrating Motor Complex;

[33:24] – How gut health affects business and personal life;

[36:26] – Should you take probiotics?

[43:20] – The origin of gut issues might not be so obvious;

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IG: @dr.melanie_nd

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