Have you ever wondered how to push past the limits that stop you from achieving what you want? Dubbed a ‘business communications genius’, Chris Helder will challenge the concept of positive thinking. On June 5, he’ll be at our next event, Limitless: The Other Side of Impossible. He’ll share with the TEDxMelbourne audience a fresh viewpoint that will help improve our motivation and performance and join Samantha Gash, endurance athlete and social entrepreneur, as well as Dr. Vanessa Pirotta, a pioneer in the use of emerging technologies for whale conservation. Plus Dr. Han Lin, who’ll take the stage to talk about graphene, the wonder material. Stay tuned as we post the profiles of our speakers! And don’t miss your chance of being part of it and buy your tickets now!
It seems that lately there’s been a deluge of voices that have repeated in unison: ‘think positively’. And for some, it’s surely worked. But weren’t there times where you felt too tired or sad to frame your thoughts like this? Does it sometimes feel as if you’re making a huge effort to force yourself to ‘be happy’, and in the end you find yourself feeling even worse?
This is where Chris Helder, expert in the areas of communication and influence, decided to change the strategy. His proposal is appealing because it’s straightforward; the solution is at our fingertips. Instead of thinking positively, think according to what’s useful. He calls this ‘Useful Belief’ (also the title of his bestselling book).
‘A game changer for dealing with your reality. It will enable you to apply a new framework to help improve the focus of your time and energy.’
We could say that for the most part, the limits that are stopping our advancement are inside us; they take the form of sabotaging thoughts that want to diminish us. Yet, we want to push ourselves to break these limits. But what tools can we equip ourselves with in order to achieve it? Can we mentally prepare ourselves to do whatever it takes to achieve what we want?
Chris, an international keynote speaker and bestselling author of three books will share insights on how to see our limitations from a different angle. To knead them, change their shape. By thinking about what’s useful for us, we are still drawn into action. And each situation, however ordinary, can be the playground to put this tactic into practice, allowing us to act differently. Positively.
In a sense, his approach is a relief: it liberates us from the burden of having to feel ok when we don’t. In order to feel more connected with our lives, we have to reset how we see the world and the situations that unfold in front of us, unleashing their potential. If we become more conscious of the opportunities that surround us, our brain will connect us with thoughts that will help us achieve what we want, changing our focus to what’s useful.
Chris also talks about the importance of gratitude and silencing the negative thoughts that drown us into paralysis. If we face them and see how they are actually trying to take us down, we can transform them into useful actions.
‘ I‘ll create a framework which supports the situations that you find yourself in.’
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