Friday, May 29, 2009

Psychological Habits of Highly Successful People

The literature is full of advice about what you need to do to attain it. You'll hear loads about purpose, about forming habits, about listening and motivating and focus. And we read the books and watch the videos and pop in the CDs on the commute to work. We do the visioning they recommend, we pay for the coaching.

But we're missing one important understanding.

Today on Thinking with Somebody Else's Head, the Psychological Habits of Highly Successful People.

This is a follow-up to a Podcast I produced a month or so ago with psychoanalyst, Leo Lima. Leo joins me again today to penetrate a little deeper into this area of success.

To be honest, this is not something we understand well in North America actually. For all our focus and purported reverence for it, I think we just feel, frankly, traumatized by the subject - or at least by the focus on only one aspect of success, that being the financial/fame aspect of it. We've had decades of Dale Carnegie and Napoleon Hill and the thousands of others with the recipe for success, and if we haven't achieved it within those narrow parameters, don't you think we start to feel a little desperate? Either that or we just check out completely, look at it all with an ironic and disparaging gaze, host another martini or hug another tree and congratulate ourselves for living a balanced life far from the craziness of the corporate climb.

But this misses the point, too. Because there is something to all this success stuff. We don't have all this focus on it for no reason.

The problem is we're asking the wrong questions. Instead of worrying about what we need to do to achieve success, what time management system we need to adopt or what habits we need to strengthen, we need to understand a metaphysical point: success is natural to the human being. We are made for this already. It's not something we need to build or reinforce - although there is certainly work and effort and discipline required. The whole thing is much more subtle and profound than that.

We have all we need to operate at maximum capacity already. But we have attitudes - psychopathology in Norberto Keppe's language - against that capacity.

This is some pretty revolutionary research that's being revealed from the International Society of Analytical Trilogy in Brazil where I produce these programs. And the content of Thinking with Somebody Else's Head arrives from these pioneering discoveries about the psychological and spiritual state of the human being. Our psyche, it turns out, has been understood, and its comprehension through Dr. Norberto Keppe's science leads us to far different conclusions than the vast bulk of published material that graces the book shelves and TV talk shows up to now.

This makes Keppe's work among the most vital knowledge available on the planet today, which you'll hear in a moment. Keppe divulges all of his wisdom in over 30 books that contribute significantly to the intellectual treasury of mankind. You can explore those on our Trilogy portal site.

I'd also like to invite you to participate with us in our call-in psychology show, Healing Through Consciousness. Dr. Claudia Bernhardt Pacheco, vice-president of Keppe's International Society of Analytical Trilogy, joins me every week to take your calls and questions about specific areas of your life that you'd like some clarification on. We record every Monday at 2:00 pm ET - through Skype. Healingthroughconsciousness is our Skype name, so just enter us in your Skype contact list and you're set to go. is our email address if you prefer to be more anonymous.

So today, I asked Leo Lima to join me again to continue our discussion about success. We had a lot of very positive response to our Re-Defining Success Podcast a few weeks ago. So let's dive in again to the Psychological Habits of Highly Successful People.

Click here to listen to this episode.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Controling Swine Flu Hysteria

The biggest 20th century one killed millions. An outbreak in the mid-20th century killed far less. '68 was the last big one, but back in the '90s, a flu bug supposedly from birds caused a panic for awhile in Toronto. I was affected by that one, but not by fever or other tell-tale symptoms. Nope. The Rolling Stones canceled back then ... and I had box seats.

Today on Thinking with Somebody Else's Head, let's take a critical look at the Swine Flu.

We're very impacted by inverted science, as we've explored many times on this program. Scientists since Pasteur see all sorts of nefarious things in the microbes swimming in their Petri dishes. We have vaccines for this, medicines for that, radical radiation treatments to kill this and that disease. But we miss a key point when we look down at the microbic level to find the source of our maladies, and that is that disease doesn't really come from that level.

Our materialistic philosophy introduced by Aristotle's great inversion that we understand reality through the senses has led us deeper and deeper into the quirks and quarks, and further and further from the universal understanding that Aristotle's master, Plato, suggested was inside us. "Infused science" he called it, saying we were born with it. Brazilian psychoanalyst and social scientist, Norberto Keppe, agrees with that. He talks about the universal concepts we possess. "Divine concepts inside the human being," is how he puts it. And this corrects Aristotle's metaphysical error: the lesser things don't create the greater, we could say. Meaning tiny viruses could never really CAUSE our maladies. They're there many times, but what lets them take hold is something bigger - the state of our psychological lives, which directly affects our immune system.

Dr. Roberto Giraldo is a Colombian doctor, a specialist in internal medicine with a major in infectious diseases and clinical tropical medicine, and he's perhaps a perfect guy to talk about this. He works with AIDS and cancer patients all over the world, and he doesn't believe much in the Swine Flu scare.

Click here to listen to this episode.