Rachel & Shane Krider’s second episode of their personal development podcast is all about gratitude. In the last blog, Awareness, Shane describes the of being aware of what you’re grateful for. Below is a snippet of the podcast where Shane discusses the importance of mental experiments.

Some people just can’t solve problems. But you know what, you have got to find a way to open up. It’s the mind, it’s the brain, it’s the blood flow. That is the critical thing. Your ability to do mental experiments.

Einstein said a big part of all that he figured out came from his ability to do mental experiments. I mean, how awesome is that? He could do a mental experiment and then he could test it in real life and it was pretty much the same outcome. That’s called correct contextual perception. He was able to correctly perceive the way the world works and he was able to create an experiment in his mind which panned out.

When you’re angry, that’s fight or flight. When you’re afraid, that’s fight or flight. When you’re anxious, that’s fight or flight. You deserve to operate at a higher level than that. Now, you can feel intensity, which most people mistake for anxiety. But being so on purpose forces me to keep the blood flowing to the front of my brain and to keep problem-solving. It’s not the most comfortable thing in the world, but you get through it and on the other side you get a positive outcome.

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.