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Aug 24, 2020

Remove the “Mental Leashes” Holding You Back:


Jason Forrest is a certified addiction prevention specialist, and a certified Master Practitioner in Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP). Furthermore, NLP is a persuasive communication model engineered to help people overcome their obstacles. As such, Jason is passionate about bringing psychologically-driven behavior change model to all parts of life. In this Onward Podcast episode, Jason explains that every setback is a comeback in disguise. Also, when you can master your own mindset, you can master your current moment-no matter what is happening around you. Consequently, your ability to move forward to achieve your goals is dependent on your ability to remove the mental "leashes" holding you back. Your mental programming is your thickest piece of armor. Master the stories in your own head in order to stand strong when you face difficult situations.


Episode Highlights:

  • First, Emily introduces Jason. 
  • Then, Jason talks about the importance of finding mentors or coaches to help us in areas where we’re weak.
  • Jason shares a time where cash flow was severely impacting his business and what he did about it.
  • Also, we need to have enough objective reality to see where we suck the most. In other words, the areas causing us pain.
  • Jason explains how to know if its best to get better at something or to hire someone who has a strength in an area we’re weak.
  • After that, Jason explains the vision of his organization.
  • Next, Jason explains the results matrix he wrote about in his new book.
  • Emily asks Jason why he started his business.


  • Next, Emily asks Jason to talk more about mindset.
  • Also, Jason says the steps of how to be successful really aren’t that hard. 
  • Jason’s company tag line: Human Performance Unleashed.
  • Per Jason, there are 4 leashes that hold people back. 
  • Also, in his company training, he offers a step by step process to get unstuck and discover what leash is holding you back.
  • In addition, he gives strategies to remove the leashes.
  • Jason breaks down the way our brains work and how decision making is impacted.
  • Did you know we can be a hacker for our own mindset? 
  • Also, there are 3 ways to change our subconscious mind.  
  • Life is like a video game. Become the MAESTRO over our own life!  
  • Be the player of your video game - how would you puppeteer this?
  • Jason’s dad was very optimistic and also into self help/self improvement.
  • We’re all doing the best we can with the resources we have. Furthermore, if you want to improve, get more resources.
  • Emily asks Jason to share another story and explains another challenge he had in growing his company.
  • Finally, Jason describes the training his company offers.


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