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Welcome to the Mind Matters Podcast with Rex Urwin and Catherine Connolly, the show for business owners, executives, leaders and entrepreneurs committed to living life at their best. Listen in while we share how you can transform your life through focus, leadership and developing a high-performance mindset. If you want to know more about how we can can help you perform at your best, you can find us at mindmatters.me.
 
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Understanding Your Enneagram Have you ever considered what makes people ‘tick’? Have you struggled with communication challenges because the person you’re trying to talk to can’t seem to understand your unique point of view or perspective? Welcome to the world of Enneagrams. In this podcast episode we have a chat with Michael White, a Sunshine Coas…
 
The Structure Of Beliefs And The World They Cause Each Of Us: Part 2 Following on from our last podcast on ‘The Structure Of Beliefs And The World They Cause Each Of Us’, in this episode Rex Urwin and Catherine Connolly further develop the conversation to examine how, by combining your skills in imagining the life you truly want to live, with allow…
 
The Structure Of Beliefs And The World They Cause Each Of Us Have you noticed that experiences from the past seem to recur time and time again? Is it simply a case of ‘Groundhog Day’ or could you potentially be re-creating those experiences because of long held beliefs which may or may not be true? If this sounds all too familiar, then this podcast…
 
Have you struggled with conflict within your business, professional situations or with clients? Perhaps you’ve found yourself speaking or acting from an emotional standpoint rather than an objective and empowered place of conscious communication? Meet Nadja Alexander: a multi-award winning author and educator, a mediator and an independent adviser …
 
Have you ever met people that you’ve either instantly clicked with or perhaps experienced instant feelings of discord? Have you perhaps wondered what makes your partner, kids or colleagues ‘tick’ and why they seem to see the world from a completely different perspective? While you may have previously dived into your own personality type, do you kno…
 
Life Is An Ongoing Learning with Ross Barnes Life, like Rugby, is an incredible game of skill. It’s important to train, to ensure you’re match ready, to be open and aware of your surroundings and look for those opportunities to make your next greatest move. However what happens in the face of challenging life experiences where the ball is no longer…
 
Have you ever considered the possibility of taking the leap from Employee to Entrepreneur? Are you a business owner who is looking towards greater entrepreneurial leadership? In light of the current global situation, many people are facing redundancy or looking at the potential need of pivoting into a stronger leadership role as a business owner or…
 
With the effects of the Global Pandemic becoming very present in our lives, many businesses have been forced to transition their model into a work from home option. While, for many, this can sound like a dream come true, working from home adds it's own stresses and complexities into our already busy lives! In this podcast Catherine Connolly chats w…
 
Are you currently living the life of your dreams? Take a look around you. Ponder on this question. What if we told you that yes: the reality you see around you, is literally the life you've dreamt of, up till now....... Do you like what you see? Or is it time for a change? In this podcast Rex Urwin discusses the realm of possibility and explores th…
 
Welcome to the Mind Matters Podcast. In this podcast Rex Urwin and Catherine Connolly discuss what they call ‘State Management’ or ‘Emotional Management’ - something they work closely on with their clients online and in real life. In the blink of an eye, life has changed for everyone and with the current situation with the Covid-19 virus and the co…
 
The Four Foundations are essentials to our humanity that are directly connected to how the universe at large works. With these foundations, we at MInd Matters are able to come up with things like an amazingly powerful program in a retreat like Design Your Destiny 2019. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.…
 
Battling, Surviving and Celebrating Survival from Breast Cancer October is the Pink Month for Australia, the time to discuss and learn about breast cancer. It is also a time when women celebrate their successes against the disease, when survivors band together in common cause with those still fighting their battles. In this October podcast, we were…
 
One of the models that we use in our work is what we call The Ten Dimensions of Wealth, and one of those dimensions is contribution. We’re both long time advocates for the environment and sustainability, and proud Sunshine Coast residents, so we especially look up to those who go the extra mile to protect the environment as their form of contributi…
 
This episode of the Mind Matters Podcast is something a little different. We’re looking at the courage it takes to realise and follow your purpose in life. Rex is chatting to Emmanuela Shinta, a 26-year-old Dayak woman from Kalimantan, Borneo, about her role in this world and the power of taking action, even when you don’t know what you’re doing. E…
 
In a beautifully honest interview, Donna Thistlethwaite talks to Catherine about managing stress and mental health in the workplace. After working as an HR professional for a corporate organisation for around 15 years, and with a small child, Donna found herself leading a small team for a new controversial project. After a series of challenges, Don…
 
In this episode, Rex chats to long-time friend and fellow Kiwi, David Metcalf, about the courage it takes to change your life - to move from the familiar into the unknown and into your dream life. David is a corporate manager-turned photographer and activist, who moved to Bali in 2012 after falling in love with Indonesia. His passion for activism m…
 
This episode comes to you from just outside Ubud in Bali, where I (Rex) am soaking up the Balinese culture. I’m blessed to be able to spend time in Bali, as I have done for many years now. From my journey that I’ve travelled so far, I’ve also come to know the native Dayak people of Kalimantan, Borneo, and the people devoting their lives to supporti…
 
If you’re a leader or a business owner, chances are you spend your time running around trying to get everything done. Being busy is good, but it’s important to take time out for yourself. We often find that people don't give themselves enough time to stop. Being constantly busy can lead to stress and an inability to take the time your body and mind…
 
As we prepare for our upcoming September retreat, Staying On Top Of The Mountain, we’re taking a look at what it means in relation to business. The concept of ‘staying on top of the mountain’ is poignant in all areas of life, but especially when it comes to starting, maintaining and leading a small business. Once you have your business up and runni…
 
Creating a business is basically like an endurance test. A lot of things need to be considered before you get going in order to make it work. It also takes a huge amount of effort, attention and energy to get something underway and your mindset plays a key part in its success or otherwise. Sometimes we stay in the same mindset and activity that sta…
 
In this episode, Catherine chats to Juliette Wright, a long-term Mind Matters client and the founder and director of GIVIT, a not-for-profit with the aim of helping alleviate the effects of poverty across Australia. She shares her secrets to success and the challenges she’s had to overcome in order to get there. An experienced director and CEO, Jul…
 
This is the third instalment of a three-part series based on the stories we tell ourselves and how they affect the results we achieve in life. In the first of the series, we looked at recognising your own story, and in the second part we explored the process of dismantling it. Now, we’re looking at how to rewrite your story. Episode highlights: You…
 
In this episode, Rex chats to friend and client Neil Macdonald owner of Fairway Financial, who has been running his own financial planning business for the past 23 years, specialising in people insurance. He entered the industry somewhat by default, following in his father’s footsteps. His first role was with National Mutual (AXA) on a graduate pro…
 
This is the second instalment of a three-part series based on the stories we tell ourselves and how they affect the results we achieve in life. As we explored in the first of the series, the human brain becomes habituated. It learns by engaging the nervous system, the memory system and the sensory system and repetition of patterns over time makes s…
 
In this episode, Catherine chats with Steve Mendl, a Mind Matters client for several years now. Steve has participated in a number of our NeuroCoding programs over the years. Apart from achieving great success in business and life, Steve has also reached a long-term goal to publish a book, which has since received Amazon Best Seller status. He is a…
 
This is the first in a series of three about the stories that frame our sense of self and how we live our life. In this episode, we’re asking, is everything we say in the moment original? Or do we have a set of patterns that are established over time that form our way of operating, our way of speaking, and our way of believing? Do those potential p…
 
A hot topic with our clients right now is the concept of sabotaging your own goal. While ‘sabotage’ means to deliberately destroy, damage, or obstruct something, it’s not something we business owners do on purpose. But many of us do have self-sabotaging behaviours that, if not controlled, can prevent us from achieving our goals. As well as stopping…
 
Being a successful business owner and leader doesn’t come easily - it takes hard work, dedication and the right mindset. In this episode, Rex takes a look at how you can create a mindset that will not only enable you to develop more skills but also to improve as a leader, enjoy business success, and create a balanced lifestyle. Episode Highlights: …
 
A common problem for small to medium business owners - ourselves included - is feeling frustrated. It’s far too easy to give in to negativity when things go wrong, leaving you feeling sad and hopeless. What’s worse is, because of the way our brain is wired, we create further frustration and daily problems. So how can we overcome it? By simulating e…
 
How can we change our way of thinking in order to change our world? Many people practise an affirmation - a statement or a declaration asserting that something is true. They use it as a way of trying to change their circumstances in life because it offers emotional support and encouragement, but for many, it doesn’t work. At least not by itself. In…
 
For entrepreneurs, executives and small to medium business owners, business and day-to-day life can often be a bit of an endurance race. It’s key to be able to reset and refocus quickly, however it’s not always easy for some. In this episode, Rex chats to British extreme sports lover Pete. His love of alpine skiing and climbing, and a background in…
 
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