#006 – Your Mindset and You – Part 1 – with Bruce Watkins

In this “Part 1” of a multi-episode “mini-series” of podcast shows, program host Bruce Watkins walks us through a very simple introduction to the concept of a “Mindset,” the powerful device we use to orient ourselves to the world. Bruce discusses how the framework of a frame of Mindset is different and separate from … the actual YOU. This point is critically important for people wishing to overcome barriers to their own self-empowerment.  

Everyday examples are use to introduce how the Mindset’s power can help or hinder our life experience. 

Future episodes on Mindset will explore paradigm shifts, how Mindset recruits other resources to help us process and make sense of information, and how associations and expectations dramatically shape our future beliefs, our happiness, and our future health outcomes. Understanding this space is even more critical for those facing a Cancer diagnosis.

Key Discussion Points and Takeaways from this Our Cancer Journey Episode:

  • Introduce the concept that the Mindset is separate from the individual
  • Breakdown a working definition of a Mindset
  • Discussion of the Mindset as a tool that helps us to make sense of the world
  • Define and compare basic examples of “associations” and “expectations”

References and Resources mentioned in this Episode:

  • Alia Crum, Ph.D. – Assistant Professor – Stanford University – https://profiles.stanford.edu/alia-crum
  • Change your mindset, change the game | Dr. Alia Crum | TEDxTraverseCity – https://youtu.be/0tqq66zwa7g – At the 3:30 Mark Professor Crum Ph.D. defines Mindset

Episode Host: Bruce Watkins

A Father, Cancer survivor, podcaster, writer & content creator, speaker, voice-over artist, facilitator/moderator, traveler, cultural explorer, humanitarian, giving-back & minimalist evangelist, music enthusiast, former Corporate people leader, and curious soul who transformed into an unapologetically optimistic and unpretentious advocate of Life-Optimization for all. 

After surviving Cancer and other life-changing experiences in 2017, Bruce gave away most of his possessions, left his home behind and began traveling, writing, volunteering, and giving-back. Learn more:




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