The 6 Step Phase Mind Hack — Live Mana Worldwide- Connecting the Best With the Best

Good day everyone!

I have shared a few stories with you about the period in my life when I was homeless and my journey from that point on. Most of you do not know about one of the books I read that gave me the confidence to step into my purpose and aim for the life I had always dreamed of.

That book was called “The Code of The Extraordinary Mind” by Vishen Lakhiani and it is my favorite book not named the Bible. I love the book because I can pick it up, open any section and gain wisdom. Even if I have already read the section, odds are I will take away something new from it in that moment.

There is a section that I found to be the most powerful and helped me get on my road to recovery and it is the 6 Phase Mind Hack. I had the privilege to speak about this yesterday on the No Quit Living podcast with Christopher Wirth and I thought I would go into detail today.

This 6 Phase Mind Hack, is the tool I used to help me change my mindset towards my desired situation. At the time, I was abusing drugs, alcohol and I was morally bankrupt. I truly believe using this method is what allowed me to finally understand that without God, I will never achieve my true potential. I am not sure I would be here today without Him either. The first three steps are meant to contribute to your happiness, now. The next three are meant to contribute to your vision of the future.

  1. Compassion In the book Code of The Extraordinary Mind it says “Compassion practices make you a better human being, and some studies have found most men and women found compassion or kindness to be one of the most attractive qualities in the opposite sex (so this might improve your love life, too).” What is compassion? says it is “a feeling of deep sympathy and sorrow for another who is stricken by misfortune, accompanied by a strong desire to alleviate the suffering.” All humans need love right? Learning to be kinder to yourself and others is what love is all about. Learning to be kind and compassionate to me was one of my most difficult task on my road to recovery. Being compassionate for others seemed to be natural when I was not wrapped up in my own hell, and when I learned to love myself, compassion for others flowed out of me.
  2. Gratitude Of the 6 Phases of this mind hack, gratitude is the most powerful to me. I am not telling you anything new here as I am sure that all of you have heard about the power of gratitude. How many of you practice the attitude of gratitude? If you are not, I encourage you to try something that has radically improved my energy, reduced my anxiety, improved my sleep and helped me feel connected to the people around me. To be honest, I believe it has helped me have more compassion too. I challenge you, right now, to think of 5 things you are grateful for. Think about it. It can be something silly like bulldog farts (sorry my dog just farted on me) or an ocean breeze, a smile you got from a stranger… Anything, choose anything! Another exercise I find beneficial is each morning when I wake up, before my feet hit the floor, think or say out loud a few things you are grateful for. If you believe in God, thank Him for the day you are going to have, thank Him for what you DO have. The practice of gratitude will change your energy, your personality, career, health and beyond. Don’t believe me? Try me.
  3. Forgiveness This one is tough. I believe that forgiveness is the gateway to an extraordinary life. “Science is now showing that forgiveness can lead to profound health benefits, including reduced back pain, higher athletic performance, better heart health, and greater feelings of happiness,” says Vishen Lakhiani in his book. There is study after study that shows how forgiveness reduces your blood pressure and reduce the workload of the heart. I can tell you that without forgiveness, the ability to connect to the “source”, the Holy Spirit or the universe is virtually impossible. Forgiveness will strengthen your soul and your body. So, in step 3, I suggest sitting quietly, breathing in slowly, exhaling slowly thinking about who wronged you or whomever you are holding a grudge and saying out loud, “ I forgive you”. If you do not feel comfortable saying this out loud, then I suggest writing it down. Let it go, you do not need the burden of an unforgiving heart anymore. My friend and forgiveness coach Pamela Gregory says “ A lack of forgiveness keeps you imprisoned forever in a cage of fear and pain. Forgiving but not forgetting is like being a little bit pregnant. Either you are, or you aren’t. Either you forgive or you don’t forgive. The choice is always yours. One will lead to your healing, the other to your demise. ❤” If you struggle with forgiveness issues then I highly recommend you schedule a time to speak with her. Your time with her can radically change your life.
  4. FUTURE Dreams Every step up until now has been focusing on the present which matters. The next three steps are for your happiness in the future. The next step in the 6 step mind hack is to visualize your future life and what you want it to be. You can call them goals if you wish but the point of this exercise is to visualize all that you want in life. Be bold here and do not sell yourself short. “Shoot for the moon because even if you fall short you have reached the stars”. I am not sure who said that but it is so true. Vision dreams 3 years ahead. Wherever you see yourself in that time, double it. Your brain will underestimate what you can do. “We tend to underestimate what we can do in three years and overestimate what we can do in one year.” Vision says. I believe him and have seen this practice work in my own life. Ask yourself what your end goals are. What do you truly want out of life? Remove the obstacles that block you from your dreams, ask yourself “what would it look like if I did not have (named obstacles) in my life? What would I be able to accomplish? Where would I live? Who would be my life partner? Who could I help?”
  5. The Perfect Day Now that you have envisioned your life in 3 years, now it is time to imagine your perfect day. Yes, today. What will your perfect day today look like? Do you have a big meeting this afternoon? Do you have a first date with someone you are really excited about? Have you been having problems with a co-worker and you have to spend the day with them in a car? Imagine the best possible outcome for your day, for each meeting, for your date. One thing I do before I big meeting is say “Lord, I thank you in advance for the outcome of this meeting”. I do this because no matter what happens, everything is going to be ok and will be a part of my perfect day.
  6. The Blessing No matter what your spiritual or religious beliefs are you can utilize this step to help you hit the ground running and on your way to the best day of your life. For me, this is simply asking the Holy Spirit to guide me through this day. For you, this could be calling on God, asking for guidance. If you believe in nothing, then I am not sure what to tell you but you can call on your inner self to give you strength to live the life you desire and to achieve all you have dreamed for. Now, go seize this day!!

If you are interested in trying Vishen’s 6 Step Guided Meditation, click here.

Originally published at on August 18, 2017.



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Joshua T Berglan

Truth-seeker & media maven. #1 Best-Selling Author, Award-Winning Filmmaker & Host of multiple broadcasts. Follow along for something different than the norm.