How to Hack Your Mind and Live Your Best Life | Coach Mike Bayer on Impact Theory

Last updated: Jun 1, 2023

The video is about Coach Mike Bayer discussing his new book "One Decision" and how making one decision to be yourself can change your life, as well as the importance of perspective in shaping our experiences.

The video is an interview with Coach Mike Bayer on the Impact Theory show, discussing his new book "One Decision" and how to hack your mind to live your best life. Coach Mike explains that everything comes down to one decision to change our life, and that decision is figuring out who we are and being ourselves. He also talks about the importance of perspective and how our childhood experiences shape our perception of the world. The interview delves into the concept of the FORCE acronym, which is a tool for shifting our perspective and taking control of our lives.

  • Coach Mike Bayer discusses his book "One Decision" and the importance of perspective in shaping our experiences.
  • "One Decision" is about figuring out what decisions matter and what decisions do not matter, and identifying moments in our life when we felt completely connected and rooted in a spiritual experience.
  • The FORCE acronym stands for Focus, Ownership, Resilience, Compassion, and Empowerment, and is a tool for shifting our perspective and taking control of our life.
  • Assessments are important to know where you're starting from, and are included in everything the coach writes.
  • Awareness is big in having any sort of breakthrough in life, and changing your story is the part that is malleable.
  • Rock bottom is not the end, it's just a moment, and there's always a window to change.
  • Changing your mindset creates a window of opportunity, and being open to help and support is the window of opportunity.
  • Big changes in life require honesty and openness, and surrendering to a new way of life is necessary for change.
  • Changing your perspective can change your life, and making one decision to be yourself can lead to a ripple effect of positive change in your life.

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Introduction

  • Coach Mike Bayer is a guest on Impact Theory to discuss his new book "One Decision".
  • The book focuses on making one decision to change your life and the importance of perspective in shaping our experiences.
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What is One Decision?

  • One decision is the decision to change our life.
  • It is about figuring out what decisions matter and what decisions do not matter.
  • The big one decision is figuring out who you are and being yourself.
  • It is about identifying moments in our life when we felt completely connected and rooted in a spiritual experience.
  • It is about creating a framework for realizing who we are based on those moments.
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The Importance of Perspective

  • Our perception of a situation or problem in our life is based on our childhood and how we view the world today.
  • It is important to go back and figure out what needs to change or shift because it is not authentically who we are.
  • Our perspective can color our experience and define our life.
  • It is helpful to realize that how we look at life can make a difference in improving our life.
  • The difference is in how we choose to look at things.
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The FORCE Acronym

  • The FORCE acronym stands for Focus, Ownership, Resilience, Compassion, and Empowerment.
  • It is a tool for shifting our perspective and taking control of our life.
  • Focus is about focusing on what we can control and letting go of what we cannot control.
  • Ownership is about taking responsibility for our life and our decisions.
  • Resilience is about bouncing back from setbacks and challenges.
  • Compassion is about being kind to ourselves and others.
  • Empowerment is about taking action and making positive changes in our life.
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Importance of Perspective

  • Looking at life through a better optic can change your life.
  • Our childhood experiences determine our present self.
  • 50% of us is hardwired, but 50% is malleable.
  • We can change dramatically in any aspect of our life, hardwiring or not.
  • Awareness is the first step in untangling trauma in adulthood.
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Assessments for Change

  • Assessments are important to know where you're starting from.
  • The spheres assessment rates social, personal, health, education, relationships, employment, and spiritual development.
  • People often focus on the wrong problem area in their life.
  • Assessments help people gain motivation to change.
  • Assessments are included in everything the coach writes.
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Importance of Awareness

  • Awareness is big in having any sort of breakthrough in life.
  • Everyone has a story that needs to be shaken.
  • Changing your story is the part that is malleable.
  • Awareness is a key insight in getting well.
  • The moment of willingness and trusting the universe is the window to change.
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Rock Bottom and the Window to Change

  • Rock bottom is a moment of being spiritually deflated and defeated.
  • There's always a window to change.
  • The universe creates a window for change.
  • People need to trust the universe and be willing to change.
  • Rock bottom is not the end, it's just a moment.
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Importance of Recognizing the Window of Opportunity

  • Changing your mindset creates a window of opportunity.
  • Believing that change is possible opens up a window.
  • There may be obstacles, but there is always an opening.
  • Sharing your secrets and shame is the first step to change.
  • Being open to help and support is the window of opportunity.
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Coach Mike Bayer's Personal Window of Opportunity

  • Coach Mike Bayer struggled with his sexuality growing up.
  • He didn't understand what being gay meant.
  • He felt like he wasn't enough and couldn't regulate his emotions.
  • He turned to drugs as a way to escape.
  • He had a window of opportunity to communicate his struggles in therapy but was too scared to step into it.
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The Importance of Honesty and Surrendering to Win

  • Big changes in life require honesty and openness.
  • Surrendering to a new way of life is necessary for change.
  • Being willing to listen to mentors and take their suggestions is important.
  • Letting go of old beliefs and ways of thinking is necessary for growth.
  • Surrendering to win means recognizing that what you believed may not be in your best interest.
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The Power of Perspective and Making One Decision

  • Changing your perspective can change your life.
  • Making one decision to be yourself can change your life.
  • It's important to focus on what you can control and let go of what you can't.
  • Changing your perspective can help you see opportunities instead of obstacles.
  • One decision can lead to a ripple effect of positive change in your life.
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Coach Mike Bayer's Personal Story

  • Coach Mike Bayer talks about his personal experience with drug addiction and how he hit rock bottom.
  • He mentions having a sugar mommy who was a model and would give him drugs.
  • He talks about staying up for a week and losing touch with reality.
  • He mentions seeing devil horns in all of her art and getting paranoid.
  • He talks about hearing a devil voice and leaving her house.
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The Importance of Seeking Help

  • Coach Mike Bayer emphasizes the importance of seeking help when you hit rock bottom.
  • He mentions that everyone has windows of opportunity to make a change in their life.
  • He talks about surrendering to win and having blind faith when making a change.
  • He encourages people to seek help and not be ashamed of it.
  • He talks about his own experience with seeking help and how it changed his life.
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The Role of Perspective in Shaping Our Experiences

  • Coach Mike Bayer talks about the importance of perspective in shaping our experiences.
  • He mentions that we can choose to see things in a positive or negative light.
  • He talks about how changing our perspective can change our life.
  • He encourages people to focus on the positive and not dwell on the negative.
  • He talks about how making one decision to be yourself can change your life.
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The Power of Faith and Direction

  • Coach Mike Bayer talks about the power of faith and direction in changing our life.
  • He mentions that having good oral direction can be helpful.
  • He talks about how having faith in something can give us direction and purpose.
  • He encourages people to find their own faith and direction in life.
  • He talks about how having a sense of purpose can help us overcome obstacles.
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Spiritual Fitness and Commitment to Change

  • Coach Mike Bayer discusses his experience with spiritual fitness as a gay man.
  • He never knew he could be spiritually fit as a gay person growing up.
  • He was never embraced by any religion for being gay.
  • He learned that when you want to change, you have to be fully committed.
  • He still has mentors in his life today and tries to be as coachable as possible.
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The Importance of Fully Committing to Change

  • Coach Mike Bayer talks about how being willing and open helps someone make lasting change.
  • He went through treatment with 24 other guys, but only two of them stayed sober.
  • He believes that you can't half-ass something, especially sobriety.
  • He had a notepad with a pen and took notes of every speaker and what they had to say.
  • He believes that if you want to change, you need to be fully committed.
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