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In this episode, Paul interviews Tom Evans, an unexpected author and a meditation guide.  He wrote his first book by accident 10 years ago.  He discovered meditation in his 40’s and has spent 10 years studying metaphysics. He’s passionate teaching how people can expand their consciousness to bring real-world benefits. 2 years ago, his meditation was rediscovered in an app called, Insight Timer. Tom also hosts The Zone Show Podcast. 

Listen as Tom shares his journey from being a BBC engineer to becoming a meditation guide, what meditation is and how one can do it, how mindfulness-based time management can help people, and the reasons why people procrastinate.

Podcast Show Notes:

  • Introduction to The Man Bits Podcast
  • Join our Facebook Community
  • Paul introduces Tom to the show
  • Allowing the thing that you love to find you is the real journey
  • Tom always loved what he did — starting out as a bright kid in school and later working at BBC as an engineer
  • After exiting another business, a friend told Tom he looked haggard and that should try meditation
    • He did meditation and found that when he did, he was more productive
    • He started to research about neuroscience and metaphysics that led him to accidentally write a book
    • He became an expert through people’s blocks and became a coach and mentor
    • After a few years, Tom found himself as an internationally-recognized meditation guide
  • Writing found Tom and he went from engineer to a 14-book author
  • Tom talks about mindfulness-based time management
    • “When you think about the direction of a thought, you lose it’s content. And when you think about the content of a thought, you lose it’s direction”
    • A person can only think about one thought at a time
    • People are only 10% efficient in a normal day
    • Meditation helps a person form a different relationship with thoughts
    • “Time is what you make it”
  • Tom shares how a person can think about their future self and take thoughts/words back to the present
    • Tom deconstructs meditations
    • 4 Ways to Meditate:
      • Breath
      • Mantra
      • Thing
      • Thought
    • The 3rd eye sits in all time — moving consciousness to this part allows a person to bend time
    • The Quantum Collapse of Thought
  • Meditation is not about what you do, it’s about having a different relationship with your thoughts
    • Inner dialogue can be both helpful and detrimental
    • Channel your thoughts into creativity
    • One issue on meditation is that people think it’s a waste of time
    • Have a walk in nature to give yourself time off from the stress and pressures you have in life
  • The Middle Bits
    • What is your #1 tip in achieving kickass mind health? – “Treating yourself to 10 minutes of “me time” every day”
    • What fundamental piece of advice would you tell your 15-year old self? – “Don’t give up the arts”
    • What useful or inspiring book or resource that you could recommend to our
      – Kurt VonnegutRudolf SteinerPaul Foster Case, and Emanuel Swedenborg
    • If there’s one word to set your intention for 2018, what is that word? – “Serendipity”
  • People procrastinate because of fear
    • 5 Fears that manifest themselves in procrastination are:
      • Fear of failure
      • Fear of ridicule
      • Fear of the unknown
      • Fear of success
      • Fear of stepping into your own magnificent
    • The War of Art helped Paul avoid procrastination
  • Tom breaks down the Gut Mind
    • “All our neurons are aware of everything all the time”
    • Tom teaches mindfulness in the corporate to make whole-mind decision-making — which is getting the head, heart, and gut in alignment
    • When you get all 3 in alignment, you’ll find that your decisions are confidently and calmly made
    • The feel from the heart is 100x stronger than the feel that comes from the head
  • Tom recommends trying out Insight Timer to start on meditation
  • Connect with Tom on his website
  • Tom is excited about the planet’s awakening this 2018
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Episode Takeaways:

  • Meditation doesn’t have to be formal and tedious — it only takes 10 minutes a day to connect with your thoughts.
  • Procrastination is the result of fear.
  • When your head, heart, and gut are in alignment, your decisions will be confidently and calmly made.

Mentioned Resources:

Tom’s books

Tom & Paul’s recommended resources

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Disclaimer: Some of the content of this podcast may contain topics of a sensitive nature such as depression, anxiety and suicide. Whilst I have experience in coaching, training and remedial therapy I’m not to provide mental health advice or counselling. Therefore, engaging with the content of this podcast should not be considered a substitute to professional therapy.


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