This is episode 141 of the Pam Sowder Podcast, with your host, Pam Sowder! Pam has over 2 decades of field and corporate experience and was voted one of the most influential women in direct selling. She helps match the daily needs of distributors to everyday life challenges.

This week, Pam is joined by another exciting guest to have another powerful conversation! Julie Simons is a Psychotherapist in private practice in Sarasota, Florida. She has worked with all sorts of individuals on a variety of issues and has over 20 years of experience in the field. In particular, Julie is incredibly fascinated by the brain and what it causes us to do. Why do we get stuck in our ways? Why do we form these self-limiting beliefs we can’t seem to shake? Why is it so difficult to adjust the patterns in our everyday lives that are no longer serving us?

In this conversation, you’re going to learn the answers to these questions and what you can do to overcome the challenges that are holding you back from achieving your dreams! Julie shares so much invaluable insight on how we can begin to shift our mindset, reshape our identities, and rework our belief system.

There is a lot to be learned in this episode so be sure to sit back, relax, and take a ton of notes! Also, don’t forget to share with your friends and family who you know could benefit from this conversation as well!


Key Takeaways

[:30] About today’s episode!

[1:02] Julie introduces herself; who she is, what she does, and how she got here!

[2:07] What does Julie mean when she talks about the brain?

[2:55] Does Julie physically look at the brain when she studies it, or more so what it causes us to do?

[3:37] Can we analyze our own brain and self-correct/adjust our own behavior?

[5:22] Why it is difficult to change our belief system and why we end up feeling ‘stuck.’

[8:01] How we can begin changing our negative mindset and self-limiting beliefs around our identity.

[11:47] Why awareness is the key to changing any behavior or pattern!

[14:10] Why you cannot “judge yourself” into change (and why judgment is actually keeping you stuck!)

[16:22] No one is a lost cause — and here’s the scientific proof to back it up!

[18:08] About Pam’s book, Rich Girl Poor Girl!

[18:31] How the brain works against us by distorting our self-image, creating biases, and reaffirming our self-limiting beliefs.

[20:22] How to make your new belief system stick.

[22:35] About Julie’s new online course launching next month, “Chaos to Control: How to Get Your Brain to Stop Spinning.”

[24:54] Julie offers some invaluable tips around overcoming your fears and rewriting your beliefs about yourself!

[29:50] Where and how to get in touch with Julie.

[31:28] Pam thanks Julie for joining her in this episode!


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To learn more about Julie’s webinar, text the word: ‘link’ to 9413778111

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