Rachel & Shane Krider’s second episode of their personal development podcast is all about gratitude. In the last blog, Mental Experiments, Shane discusses how being on purpose forces your brain to do things that are not necessarily comfortable, but the outcome is always positive. Below is a snippet of the podcast where Shane discusses courage and honesty.

Creativity helps a lot with problem-solving. Compassion, you have to have compassion for other people. I’ve had people just because of the situation they’re in and the way they’re reacting to that situation pull me into that situation with them. They start treating me in a way I don’t believe I deserve to be treated. I had to learn to be able to approach that with compassion.

The go-to is to get in fight or flight yourself but when you can confront the anger and the frustration of another person with curiosity and compassion, and nothing but a true desire to help, and your ego doesn’t get inflamed where you start going on the defensive, that can wake that person up on a level that you just can’t believe. I’ve literally had somebody start crying and saying “wow, you’re listening to me and I think you want to help.” Yeah, I am, and I do!

If you’re not doing a gratitude practice, even if you’re pretty happy most of the time, things will trigger you. You’ll find that you’ll go to that place instantly and the older you get the more that seems to happen to us. You’ve got to reverse that.

I want you guys to do the practice, and I don’t want you to do the practice half-heartedly, I want you to really go for it.

Courage comes from being able to keep enough blood flowing to the front of your brain through stressful moments that you still manage to make the right decisions even though you’re afraid.  That is where courage comes from. That is a blood flow thing, more than anything, but it’s also discipline on your perception. When you get in a habit of looking at the negative, you’re in fight-or-flight all the time and you’re feeding off of those chemicals. It’s literally the endorphins that are flying in your brain that you become addicted to because of that. When you switch it up, it’s a different thing and courage is a byproduct of that.

Honesty. I don’t think there’s dishonest people. I think some people just get so freaked out, and so overwhelmed, that they really feel like they have no other alternative than to be dishonest.

Shane Krider is a successful personal development life coach, producer, speaker, author, and entrepreneur. Along with his wife, Shane is the co-host of Born to Prosper’s Mind Power, which is a self-help podcast which challenges its listeners to delve deep into their minds to find success. In addition, Shane travels the world in luxury to speak to aspiring entrepreneurs at conferences and workshops to inspire them to find their own pathways to success. Shane Krider is part of The Prosperity of Life Network, a United States-based personal development business with a presence in 52+ countries.