“Find something that you enjoy and invest in that. Invest the time and the effort in it, and you’ll find the results will come.” – Rich Bracken

Have you ever stopped to reflect on how pain can be your biggest motivator?

Our guest, Rich Bracken, a motivational speaker, DJ, and empath who can deeply connect with everyone he meets. He uses his life experiences, including his triumphant battle with cancer and weight loss journey of 100 pounds, to empower and inspire others. Rich leverages his own challenges to help others pivot their perspectives on the lessons they’ve been dealt in life and embrace their personal evolution.

In this episode of The Elevated Life podcast, we’re sharing “Turning Pain into Positive Energy with Rich Bracken” so you can turn your trials into unwavering strength. If you’re ready to start transforming your life, one challenge at a time, then you need to press play on this episode!

Tune in to hear:

  • How to harness pain and trauma to create the best life for yourself
  • Strategies to beat imposter syndrome when doing new things
  • Motivational practices to keep you focused on your goals
  • Tips to develop social charisma as a public speaker

Turning Pain into Positive Energy with Rich Bracken

Stepping Out of Our Comfort Zones

Imagine your comfort zone as your safe zone – where everything is predictable and you are just playing it safe, that doesn’t utilize any of your true potential. Now, picture life outside of this zone; it feels like being on the top floor of a high-rise building, where you can see everything from a different perspective. Stepping out of your comfort zone and embracing opportunities that come your way gives you a purposeful experience where you get different perspectives and start to see life differently.

Perfection is Not the Goal

Many people hesitate to start a business or embrace new opportunities because they feel they need to be perfect. The reality is, nobody is perfect and chasing something as elusive as perfection is useless. We often get caught up in the race for perfection, forgetting that our flaws, our unique experiences are what truly define us. Being vulnerable builds trust and allows the audience to connect on a deeper level.

Transforming Adversity into Strength

The embodiment of turning pain into positive energy lies in empowering yourself with past struggles, hoping to drive a change. It’s about letting your past fuel your future and transform you into a stronger, empathetic individual. So next time you find yourself engulfed by the hardship of life, remember to channel your pain into shaping your life for the better.

Turning Pain into Positive Energy with Rich Bracken

[02:13] Rich’s Journey into Motivational Speaking and how he started to become a national touring DJ.

[04:22] The power of social charisma and having empathy as a public speaker.

[12:06] How music can impact our emotional connections.

[18:40] What Rich is curious about pursuing next in his journey.

[28:04] How Rich practices self-awareness to become the best version of himself.

[29:04] The struggles Rich has had with imposter syndrome and the practices he uses to overcome it.

[41:53] The role of fitness in elevating your personal journey.

[51:49] The top two books that have been the most influential in Rich’s journey.

[53:20] What living an Elevated Life means to Rich.

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Attention is the rarest and purest form of generosity.

In a world that constantly pulls us in a thousand directions, the ability to intensely focus our energy is the secret sauce to accomplishing great things.

Now we know focus is one of those ideas everyone pays lip service to but few actually develop – too many distractions, not enough discipline, you know the excuses. 

But when you pull back the curtain, those excuses are complete B.S.! 

The ability to focus like a laser beam on what really matters is absolutely the difference between the tiny percentage who make it to the top – and everyone else who complains they don’t have enough time in the day but waste half of it on nonsense.

Every single billionaire, multi-millionaire and incredibly successful person we know has cultivated this skill to an extraordinary degree.

While their competitors and peers are jumping from one shiny object to the next, they zero in week after week, month after month, on the things that will really move the needle.

And look at the results – they accomplish in a single year what takes others a lifetime!

The truth is… FOCUS IS KEY. Period. End of story.

But developing laser focus is hard work – it takes discipline, routine, cutting out distractions and saying NO to a thousand little time wasters each day.

That’s why we’re excited to spill the secrets and share the exact daily practices, weekly rituals and no-nonsense techniques that we use to develop insane, next-level concentration in the Focus Mastery Masterclass inside The Elevated Life Club.

You’ll discover:

  • The 3 daily non-negotiables that every top performer follows religiously to keep their focus laser-sharp.
  • Our simple 4-step morning routine that primes your brain for laser-like focus all day long.
  • Strategies billionaires like Warren Buffett use to block out distractions and stay in “the zone” for hours at a time.
  • How to structure your week for maximum focus efficiency so you can get 2X as much done with zero overtime.
  • A powerful pre-focus ritual that gets your mind in the optimal state to concentrate for extended periods.
  • The one question you must ask yourself daily to stay dialed in on meaningful work that really moves the needle.Plus 3 powerful guided meditations to integrate all the training

Join us inside The Elevated Life Club to access this training plus live monthly group coaching, yoga and meditation practice, plus access over 60+ on demand trainings to help you in your personal development. Get started for only $7!


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