7 seconds to change your life: Forget big change, start with 1 week ago   14:32

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Just 'change your life'... but is it really that easy? Find out why 7 seconds can make all the difference.

Alistair Horscroft has spent his working life helping people overcome limiting fears and living with greater personal freedom. He is a philosopher and coach and an entrepreneur and business owner. He has a personal passion for working with ‘unconscious (pre-conscious) processing'
You can find out more here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alistair_Horscroft

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Fathi Sula
It like the 5 second rule by Mel Robin so if you want to understand check out her explanation of 5 second rule
melovinci
Too Funny.
He's looking for a way to create space to use our imagination, and the thing he mentioned as good but not good enough is it.
Meditation is the best way to quiet the mind from distractions so then we have mindfulness.
From there, we live our life.
That's why the Buddha taught it, after all his travels and experiments. It's the Best way.
However, some people want an easier way, somethingthey can "do", rather than to sit still and still the mind.
That can take months, or years for some. So, Best to get started sooner than later.
Hehuh :)
Belew Yifru
I am actualy angry because I haven't learned anything from this talk. What a waste of time.
Christian Prepper
*SOLUTION: LANGUAGE & IMAGINATION?* 13:04
Waste of 13 minutes! He finally gives the "solution" is the vaguest terms possible with no example. Worthless talk.
Rohit Goswami
Dear take care God bless u ...R G Delhi
Rohit Goswami
Sorry for waiting dear
andrea tainui
Still waiting....very disappointing...was it because he was worried if he gave us the answer no one would need to seek professional help anymore..???
sinister kitty
WTF?! What a frickin infomercial. Bad form! He should be banned from Ted. AND youtube!
Reincarnation
it takes him nearly 15 minutes to explain a 7 second phenomenon? i am already bored at 3 minutes!
Ron Grego
Sir, that was amazingly well done. Transitionless, flowed like a stream.
Ab Guilford
He was refering to your subconscious mind that makes the decision for you automatically.
Lisa Archibald
Decent speaker but FAIL as he didn’t conclude or deliver on the promised title.
Major fail.
Steven Rogers
With a name like Alistair Horscroft, you probably have to send him money to find out the point of his video :P
Nafisa Rahman
Summary: your unconscious mind works faster than your conscious mind, 7 seconds faster to be precise. We need to manage this gap space of 7 seconds to deal with our unconscious. To do it, you need to integrate the amigdala (animal brain) and frontal lobe (rational brain). For this, you need to soothe your amigdala to cope with the fight-flight response. Hypnosis, meditation may help, but the speaker proposes 'functional awareness' as a new way to neutralise unconscious responses - it is the skills of a. language and b. imagination. Accept that your unconscious is messing with you and try to tell yourself a rational story.
melbaround
He is to the point but its subtle. He's saying: Understand subconscious dominance, use language and imagination for 7 minutes, accept and understand changes imagined and felt in our brains are more likely cause the desired change.
June Devo
Ohhh, what a video title! That seems useful!

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Yeahhhhh, no. I'll pass on this one. No one has time for a tease, drop your knowledge fam or keep it moving!
mitukats
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Arjun Adhikari
This is one of the most insightful YouTube videos I have ever watched. It is really a great work! Thank you very much for your efforts.
Richard Mlawsky
Arnoniun haliotheniun armasalon. Coroniun Oritholelliun.
Reincarnation
what he says makes sense but where/what is the solution he talks about? really weird presentation, not helpful at all.
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Forget big change, start with 7 seconds to change your life: 1 week ago   17:24

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www.tedxfremont.com What if someone told you to floss only one tooth everyday? Or start the new year, not with grand resolutions, but with a simple challenge.. like ONE pushup a day? BJ Fogg shows us that the key to lasting change does not lie in planning big, monumental changes, but in thinking really, really small. Chosen by Fortune Magazine as one of "10 New Gurus You Should Know", Fogg directs the Persuasive Tech Lab at Stanford University.
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