This week, on The Conscious Consultant Hour, Sam welcomes author and internationally known speaker, Charlie Harary.
Charlie is an author and speaker sought out for his lectures, seminars and keynote addresses on business intelligence, performance management and personal empowerment. He is the Senior Director of Capital Markets at RXR Realty, a multi-billion dollar real estate company based in New York.
He hosts a weekly radio show on the NSN radio network and the Unlocking Greatness podcast. Harary is an adjunct clinical professor of management and entrepreneurship at the Syms School of Business at Yeshiva University. He received his J.D. from Columbia Law School where he was awarded the James Kent Scholar and the Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar.
You have all the resources you need to succeed, says Charlie, author of UNLOCKING GREATNESS: The Unexpected Journey from the Life You Have to the Life You Want. He believes that everything you need in order to achieve your dreams is already inside you. The key to realizing your full potential starts by tapping into the astonishing ability of your brain by understanding its neuroplasticity.
That means just by changing your thoughts you can change the structure of your brain. “If our minds shape reality and our schemas [our neural roadmaps] determine our quality of life, then neuroplasticity is both permission and proof that each of us has the ability to enhance, modify, and transform not only our minds, but also our lives,” It’s life’s ultimate game changer.
Our energy attracts similar energies. We line up our energies with things we want. Why do we want the things we want? When we keep taking action without lining up our energies, we meet much resistance.
- Sam introduces his guest, author and keynote speaker Charlie Hereri*. Charlie started his life as an attorney with a life and kid. As time passes, and as he met more people, Charlie was inspired to write his book “Unlocking Greatness.” The book details perpetual lack of satisfaction in our culture. We have so many material things in our lives, but why aren’t we viscerally happy? We’ve bought into the idea that consumption and material possessions lead to happiness.
- Charlie cared more about the race rather than looking at the larger picture. When we sit down to do something, we automatically find reasons to stop. When writing his book, Charlie had difficulties crafting a narrative. What a lot of us think is that, between our two ears is a beat-up used car. Our brain’s potential is profound. Our energy and focus affects our genes; we can reprogram our lives. Sam and Charlie delve into Neuroplasticity. We walk around with insecurities because our brains made connections between two unrelated occurrences. Whatever is behind us does not have to affect what is ahead. Everytime we look back at negative narratives, we give them strength. We are much more fluid than we believe.
- Once we figure out how our brain works, what’s the next step? If we use our brains to get more stuff, we’ll have more stuff, but we won’t be satisfied. Are we looking to get, or give? When we live in our soul, our mind will follow. Sam reads a listener’s comment about living in the future instead of living in the present. Everywhere we are, we’re in one hundred places. We’re afraid of missing out and our souls are not getting nourishment. Greatness is not becoming; greatness is here.Charlie grew up in faith, but it more so a “given” idea.
- Who inspires Charlie? We must surpass limitations. We must be hungry for wisdom. If we buy into the rules that society, the more we blind our minds to opportunities. Our brains are like a google search engine: it will cater to whatever you input. Reinforcing positivity is the most challenging aspect. We can live in our minds so easily, but blending this with body, heart, and soul isn’t easily. We must experience discomfort before we are comfortable.