Posts tagged #Habits

The Power of Consistent Exposure

     Watch the Video! "Exposure" by Blake Brandes (Motivational Blog Rap #31)

Last night I was having a conversation about the shift in how people discover new music – from radio in the 90s to the internet in the 2010s. 

The theory behind pop radio is to sell audience attention to advertisers, so the songs need to sound “similar yet different” to other pop hits so that people don’t change the channel when something “new” comes on.

But songs also “grow on” audiences with repeat listens. 

Posted on March 27, 2015 .

Belief Is Stronger Than Proof

Have you ever tried to change a “bad” habit (eating candy, smoking, not exercising, watching Honey Boo Boo, etc.), only to feel powerless against the momentum of something that you know is bad for you?

This is incredibly frustrating, but we beat ourselves up for the wrong reason.  We think, “Man, I must be so weak if I can’t do something that I know is logically a better choice for me and my future.” 

In reality, we’re looking at the wrong part of the problem.  We are focusing on how much proof we have, when really we should be focusing on what belief (either conscious or unconscious) we have about that habit. 

What You Focus On Becomes Your Reality

     Watch the Video! "Focus" by Blake Brandes (Motivational Blog Rap #20)

I recently did a hip-hop motivational assembly at an elementary school, and I loved watching the reactions of the students.

Some of the students were hanging on every word. 

Some of the students were volunteering and having a blast.

Some of the students were trying to be too cool for school. 

Some of the students were obviously tired and trying to stay engaged.

The crazy thing is, all of those students were hearing the exact same words that I was saying and seeing the exact same gestures that I was making. 

But their experience of my talk was totally different depending on their mindset. 

Posted on December 25, 2014 .