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Nathalie Plamondon-Thomas On How to Improve Your Inner Self-Confidence

Nathalie Plamondon-Thomas (@NathalieThinkYourself) is an internationally acclaimed confidence expert and 8x international #1 bestselling author. She sits down with John R Miles to talk about improving your inner self-confidence. She is the author of THINK Yourself® GRATEFUL, and THINK Yourself SUCCESSFUL. For most people, self-confidence is crucial to achieving success. Without self-confidence, regardless of talents or skillset, there is a much higher chance of failure.

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I’ve learned that the way I was talking to myself was totally wrong. I had this ongoing negative self-talk all the time.

Nathalie Plamondon-Thomas

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What We Discuss With Nathalie Plamondon-Thomas On Improving Your Inner Self-Confidence:

  • Her origin story, and why she started to begin immersing herself in neuroscience and how she was shocked to discover that 70% of our thoughts are negative.
  • How she helps people find inner self-confidence to unlock their full potential.
  • What makes people do the reverse of what they should be doing.
  • The three step process for how you start doing affirmations and building habits.
  • Why you must become a problem solver and rid yourself of the activities and routines that keep you in a place of being stuck.
  • The difference between posessing emotional dependence versus emotional strength.
  • Why she became the founder and CEO of the THINK Yourself® ACADEMY.
  • Have any questions, comments, or stories you’d like to share with us? Drop us a line at [email protected]m!
  • And much more…
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More About This Show On How To Improve Your Inner Self-Confidence With Nathalie Plamondon-Thomas

During our interview, I spoke to Nathalie Plamondon-Thomas about why so many people do the reverse when that pilot inside of you is pushing you in a different direction than the brain is wanting to go, it’s going to create different situations. I asked her why she thinks that so many people do the reverse actions of the ones that they know they should be taken?

Think Yourself Grateful by Nathalie Plamondon-Thomas

Nathalie Plamondon-Thomas explains, “So very often, where we’re discouraged, or we have got anxiety, or we’re in a panic moment. What happens right then, is that there’s something in your mind impacting your inner self. So you, you’re in what we call it, prefrontal cortex overload.

The way I like to explain this is that pretend that you have a truck in your driveway. So all these powerful emotions, anger or fear, hurt, sadness and guilt. They’re like delivery trucks, their goal in life is to give bring you a package. That’s it. So there’s a truck in your driveway. And then you need to open the door and open the package and see what is your gift.

So your gift is usually a positive learning. It’s something that will make you grow and get to the next level. So you need to figure out what you’re learning right? Now, people don’t have time for that, because we go through life at Laser fast speed, right? So so the truck is in your driveway, and you’re like, I don’t have time for this. Because now you’re at work. You’re in front of your co-workers. So you smile and everything is fine.

And then you come home and then your daughter is like, are you okay, daddy? Oh, yeah, that is fun, of course, because I’m great. And then you’re with your clients? Oh, yeah. Thanks. Good. Bye. So we don’t take the time to open the door. So the truck stays there and idles in the driveway. Because that’s, that’s delivery guys job is to give you that package, and they ain’t leaving.

It’s not like today where they shove the package at your door and they leave. These kinds of trucks, stay until you open the package. So then another truck comes in, and then another truck comes in. And then soon you’re like, oh, I can hardly go by all these trucks to get out of my driveway. And eventually, there are so many trucks that you can’t even bike around, you have, to walk around them or, or crawl under.

And eventually, there’s not even room for that there are so many trucks in your driveway that you’re stuck. And that’s when depression and anxiety and deep severe disease even like the cells in your body cannot fight anymore, and you start degenerating and then cancer and lots of lots of different diseases that are connected with stress are starting to happen because there are so many trucks in your driveway.

So here’s what you do. When you feel uncomfortable, understand how emotions work. They last between 30 and 90 seconds. That’s the proper cycle. So you go into one loop, and then you exit the cycle. So it is normal to feel that discomfort of being scared because you’re about to start something you’ve never done before.”

Thanks, Nathalie Plamondon-Thomas!

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  • 0:00 Show Introduction
  • 3:08 How Nathalie Plamondon-Thomas discovered Neuroscience
  • 8:31 The Olympics for smart people
  • 13:22 Why her self-talk was wrong
  • 19:20 Why we do the reverse of what we should
  • 32:11 How she helps people build self-confidence
  • 39:38 How to be present in the moment
  • 45:48 Why so many people are disengaged
  • 47:37 Creating an unbeatable mind
  • 53:18 How to deal with stuck points
  • 58:50 Her book Adventures of Captain Vic


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*Atomic Habits by James Clear

*Adventures of Captain Vic by Nathalie Plamondon-Thomas

*THINK Yourself® GRATEFUL: A Daily Have-Done List to Transform Your by Nathalie Plamondon-Thomas

*Think Yourself Successful: The D.N.A. System to Reprogram Your Brain & Wire Yourself For Success by Nathalie Plamondon-Thomas

* THINK Yourself HEALTHY: 27 Simple, Practical Applications For a Vibrant Life by Nathalie Plamondon-Thomas

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About This Episode’s Guest Nathalie Plamondon-Thomas

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Nathalie Plamondon-Thomas is the founder and CEO of Think Yourself Academy offering keynotes and training, leading-edge online courses, laser-focused business strategy, and one on one transformational coaching. She’s an international number one best seller on 15 books covering success, communication, wellness, and empowerment. 

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