#011 | Embrace Embodiment to Unlock Your Full Potential w/ Scott Coady

2018-09-12T02:51:30+00:00

Face Your Dragon by Brad Axelrad #011 | Embrace Embodiment For Full Potential w/ Scott Coady
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Guest: Scott Coady

If you want to learn to swim, jump into the water. On dry land, no frame of mind is ever going to help you.” – Bruce Lee

When you’re driving, do you need to consciously think about how to activate your blinker to signal left or right? Or remind yourself that you need to start hitting the brakes because you see a stoplight ahead? Or which way to turn the steering wheel if you want to turn right? How about how to conceal your phone if a cop pulls up next to you while you’re texting? Aside from the occasional cranial glitch, these movements become second nature after so many miles driven. Embedded in your muscle memory.

You learn a variety of skills to function in society, like driving. A luxury in itself…

Not driving — learning.

Humans have an otherworldly superpower that enables us to shift our embodiments and master new things. Ones we’ll forever remember. If the blind can “see” just by training other senses to be their eyes, or a woman who knows nothing about marketing can make herself a thriving solopreneur from scratch…Then the question isn’t ability — it’s fear.

Are there things you’re determined to do that you haven’t? What stories do you tell yourself that make you feel better about not pursuing your deepest desires or sharing your message?

Challenge yourself to face your dragon, overcome your obstacles and live your version of freedom. Because — let’s face it — that fire in you won’t let fear be your crutch forever.

The Face Your Dragon podcast opens up the concept that what you are most afraid of and most resisting are the very things that will set you free.

Embodied Learning

What’s reliable, effective, and produces results under stress and pressure? Ask this week’s guest, Scott Coady and he’ll answer “embodied learning” with confidence. He’s so confident, he dedicated his life to it by helping people shift their embodiment to align with their vision. Scott is the Executive Director of the Association for Transformational Leadership SoCal and co-designed and co-led NASA’s culture change program. He’s also a championship-winning cyclist.

In this episode, Scott and Brad break down embodied wisdom, how it can give you better access to intuition, and how you can shift it to benefit you. Scott also discusses how somatic work supports solopreneurs and how it can help them achieve the results they need.

Put Yourself Into the Fire Until You’re Not Afraid

“The worst fear that a lot of people have is they put themselves out there, they go into the situation and then something’s going to happen that they can’t handle and they are going to be embarrassed or humiliated or fail. What they are really saying is I don’t trust myself to handle the situations I’m putting myself into.” – SC

If you lack trust in your ability to learn and move forward, you conduct yourself in a way that your audience and clients sense your self-doubt. Lack of confidence in yourself makes them question their faith in you.

Take the time to learn new skills and reconstruct your neural pathways to raise your level of confidence, consciousness, and awareness. The only way to do that is to put yourself into the fire enough times until you handle pressure effortlessly and easily.

Episode Discussions

  • The cost of forgetting your body and over-identifying with the mind
  • The meaning of embodiment and how it can give you better access to intuition and wisdom
  • How you can shift your embodiment to benefit you
  • What happens when embodiment aligns with vision
  • Why other people, including potential clients, notice when when you’re not in true alignment
  • How being out of alignment could affect your business deals
  • How to tell the difference between intuition and fear
  • Embodied competency: Higher levels of self awareness and consciousness
  • Reversing neural pathways to your benefit
  • The role age plays in embodiment, specifically for boys and men
  • The challenges of embodiment in executive and corporate cultures
  • Traditional company hierarchical structures and why they can lead to dysfunction and low performance
  • How awareness levels of high performance individuals vs. low performance differ
  • Competition vs. collaboration within a corporate context
  • The relationship between trust and fear and how it affects individual and organizational performance
  • How somatic work can help solopreneurs create desired results
  • Self-trust and self-confidence and how it affects the way others trust you
  • The Scarf model and toggling between self-preservation and self-trust
  • How embodied work can help you develop authentic self-confidence
  • Why embodiments are reliable and able to produce results under stress and pressure
  • The loss of an embodied skill and how to get it back
  • How embodiment training helps to disable your fight, flight or freeze trigger
  • How Scott’s fear reaction and loss of awareness at a major bicycling competition resulted in one of his greatest life lessons
  • Two embodied steps to take when you lose awareness during a fight, flight, or freeze response

Episode Benefits

  • How embodiment training helps to disable your fight, flight or freeze trigger
  • Learn the meaning of embodiment and how it can give you better access to intuition and wisdom
  • Are you flagging fear or intuition? Learn how to tell the difference between them.

Listen in as this episode illuminates the path to awareness and provides valuable guidance on how to find, face, and ride your dragon.

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Mentioned in this Episode

Embodied Wisdom – Official