Author(s): Susan Pearse & Martina Sheehan
Why do some people thrive while others merely survive? It seems that the answer lies not in the circumstances that we each experience, but rather, in our individual brains. The human brain may have evolved over millions of years, but it still uses the same basic survival mechanisms as it did when our earliest ancestors walked the planet. In this modern world, these default threat responses, which were originally designed to protect us, are more likely to sabotage us and hold us back from experiencing all that life has to offer. Wired for Life explains why we think, decide and act the way we do. It explores the five fears commonly triggered by our brains' threat response - fear of failure, fear of losing control, fear of standing out, fear of missing out, and fear of facing the truth - and how these fears creep undetected into so many parts of our lives, impairing our ability to experience happiness, freedom, success and fulfillment. Drawing on their experience with corporate and private clients, the authors reveal a three-step process for harnessing the power of our minds, overcoming fears, and creating the life we want. It shows us how to Wake Up, Think Differently, and Grow, changing your life in often surprising ways. Wired for Life will help the reader understand the brain, providing insight into why we behave the way we do, make the choices we make and get the results that we do. Once we understand this, we realise that changing our minds can actually change our life!
Martina Sheehan and Susan Pearse are dedicated to making the science of the mind accessible to all. For over a decade they have shared their mind gardening techniques with some of Australia's most high profile businesses. In 2009 they launched the Mind Gardener(R) range, a series of step-by-step guides that making mind training easy. Often seen in the media, articles on Mind Gardener(R) have been published widely. The authors have appeared on national TV and radio and are sought-after guest speakers who have inspired audiences with their entertaining style and thought provoking ideas.