385 Master Your Inner Game Using The Voice Code; John Marshall Roberts

December 20, 2018

John Marshall Roberts is an applied behavioral scientist, musician and acclaimed expert on visionary leadership. John has been blowing minds for good causes since he released his 2008 book "Igniting Inspiration: A Persuasion Manual for Visionaries." In 2012 he cracked the Voice Code, a disruptive equation which shows the natural laws that govern human thinking. Since then, he's been immersed in the challenge of making this discovery accessible, while leading a tribe of heretics to change the world from the inside out.

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Most Influential Person

  • Albert Einstein

Effect on Emotions

  • Mindfulness has helped me learn to have more decision, freedom between stimulus and response.
  • Given the energy I have in my life right now and the borders I'm pushing, it's helped me not be trigger-happy. That's all right though, life has a way of teaching us these lessons. I got punched in the head a bit for mouthing off.

Thoughts on Breathing

  • Breathing is about releasing and remembering. We have a thought, a good or bad thought, it doesn't matter, we often get so caught up in the content of the thought, we don't realize that if the thought were a pen, we're squeezing the crap out of that pen. I can hold the pen, or I can loosen it, keep in in my palm, or I can drop it.
  • So this muscle of being able to hold with conscious intent, our thoughts and experiences without clinging and just let them go for a minute, that's powerful. I think breathing allows that.
  • For me, the exhale is a way for me to release the grip on the content of my experience.

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Bullying Story

  • I'm sure I was bullied in ways I didn't understand at the time. I certainly have always stuck up for the underdog. I've come to understand that we do a lot with energy that we're not always responsible for.
  • I once had a job at a design company and the woman had a sadistic quality and she would turn on people. She could be nice one day and not the next. It was that culture of fear. It could get kinda dark.
  • There were a lot of girls who would get together and have therapy sessions downstairs. I confronted her about that in a calm way. I wasn't attacking, I was just saying, sometimes you turn and it feels like there's a serial killer in the room and it makes me feel real unsafe.
  • I don't know if mindfulness would have helped because I think I was mindful. It was an interesting moment because she was all tough and cold and then she got really quiet and said, do you mind if I cry for a minute. And then we hugged and all.
  • It was like she was vulnerable. There was such a weak, fragile little child underneathe that cruelty, which is true of all bullies by the way, that it was shocking.

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