Episode 100 – A New Chapter

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Hi soul-friends

it’s Tannaz Hosseinpour and welcome back to another solo episode of minutes on growth! This is the 100th episode…wow.. I honestly can’t believe it. when I started the podcast 4 years ago, I had NO idea I would end up where I am today… my life did not turn out how I expected it to, how I had planned it to, but the other day my mom asked me if I could change any part of my life right now, if there was a magic wand, what I would use It for…and I was surprised when my answer after a long pause was … nothing, despite all the ups and downs which I’m going to share with you, I genuinely like where I am now.

The other day I was listening to a podcast with” Robert Edward grant and he shared something that gave me goosebumps.. he said “learn to fall in love with your destiny.. its all connected..its all divine… maybe what we call destiny is just the free will of our higher selves”

wow…free will of our higher selves, to me it meant that whatever we go through is for our highest good, chosen by our higher selves even if we can’t see it in that moment.

there truly are no coincidences, and now that I’m looking back on my journey, I know this for a fact.

I’ve shared bits and pieces of my entrepreneurial journey over the past couple of years… pieces that I felt comfortable sharing… and now I feel like this moment, my 100th episode, is the right time to go back a little bit further and show you how quote on quote the random moments in my life ended up being connected after all.

For as long as I can remember, I’ve been good at public speaking and that gift allowed me to take on many leadership roles starting from the age of 4 when I was the head student and leader in my kindgergarthen. I would always get the main roles in my school plays and this continued to grade 12 when I was the head of the social issues club, prom committee, year book committee…pretty much loved running the whole show…

but it never felt overwhelming.. debating and leading came so naturally to me.. and I guess that is why my parents were convinced from day 1 that I was meant to be a lawyer. I had this belief of theirs imprinted deep into my subconscious mind from the early days that it played a major role in creating my sense of identity.

when I graduated high school in Toronto, I moved to Washington D.C. to get my undergraduate degree in political science, the degree that most students obtain prior to attending law school. While I was studying at GWU, I took a religion course as one of my electives, and thats when my initial path slightly took a turn.. but I didn’t know it back then. I really enjoyed learning about religion so I started to take more and more courses, on hinduism, taoism, zenism, judaism, Christianity, islam, buddhism.. you name it. I was fascinated by how powerful religion was in shaping people’s perspectives, and overall the role it played in both bringing together and even breaking up communities. I grew up in a very unique household – my father was a practicing muslim who surprisingly never pushed his beliefs onto us, and my mother for as long as I can remember was always spiritual and sharing stories and teachings of different mystics like Rumi and Shams… but despite their differences, the idea of a loving god was always present in our home and it was always a big question for me as to why certain people hated religion or didn’t believe in god…so the opportunity to study different religions and their historical contexts allowed me to better understand people, why they felt how they felt and how their feelings impacted their experience of reality so studying religion was my first introduction to psychology.

As much as I enjoyed studying religion, and while I did add it as one of my majors to my undergraduate degree, the automated vision was always to be in law so after graduating I started studying for the LSATS and I found myself in a masters in law program specializing in international and commercial dispute resolution at the university of Westminster in London. So I guess I was back on track … or so I thought

the only difference was, this time I was a completely different person. while I was studying religion and political science at GWU, my first major life quake happened. Lifequakes are unexpected events that turn your life upside down. I’m still not comfortable sharing what that was, but it really did turn my whole life upside down. it was my first encounter with learning the art of detachment beyond my previous encounters with it when I would go through a breakup or even when my parents separated… this life quake Brought me face to face with my fear of not being in control. I had always been a planner. I planned everything up until turning 90, when and where I would graduate from, where I would work, when I would get married, when I would have kids, when I would retire..i even had my funeral planned out.. I had it all mapped out and overnight, circumstances beyond my control, beyond my parent’s control…turned my life upside down.. reminds me of the quote “man plans, and god laughs”

I’m not going to lie… that life quake was tremendously challenging for me… I was only 20 years old.. there was no logic to why it was happening…and no amount of money or resource could help me find a solution… trust me I tried.. so I was forced to sit in uncertainty .. to face the unknown…and to detach myself from how I thought life had to pan out..

in the depths of my despair as I was laying in my bed in my family home in Toronto, crying my eyes out… my mom came into my room and handed over 2 books to me by dr Wayne dyer, bless his soul… the books were called “change your thoughts, change your life” and “the power of intention”. this was my first direct interaction with the notion of spirituality… I had heard my mom talk about these concepts but I never really grasped it so his words all felt new to me.. I was so amazed by his belief system, his thoughts and the way he articulated them, that I pretty much read all his books in less than a month. I didn’t find solutions because as I mentioned there weren’t any .. but I started to feel as if the question of “why is this happening to me” started fading away…and a new sense of calm was re entering into my life… calm in the midst of chaos. something I had never experienced before… in the past when there was chaos, I would be panicking and stressing about it… but somehow his writing touched my soul…and introduced the concept of acceptance – accepting what is just as it is.

acceptance started to take that heaviness and pain away. I started to see the world through a different perspective… I started to see the divine in places where I would once only see logic. I started to trust the universe’s plan even when it was significantly different than mine… I learned about the ego and how it had a voice of its own.. I learned about the subconscious mind and how it silently ran the show… I started to see how my thoughts and actions had impacted my experience of reality… and I started to try and take accountability for it… I say try because oof that was a lot to process at that age, and I don’t think I even understood the magnitude of that awareness, that download that was flowing through me.

so when I was studying dispute resolution law, while I thoroughly enjoyed the material and content, something felt different this time… at first I thought this confusion was related to the type of law I was studying. so after my program ended, I enrolled in another masters program – this time in oil and gas trade management – thinking that I would enjoy practicing law in that specific industry instead – since its an industry that is very dominant in the Middle East and I always intended to go back to Dubai where I was raised. but even after completing that program, something still felt off. I couldn’t figure out what was missing … and where this tremendous resistance was coming from…so as soon as I graduated, I quickly moved back to Canada and started getting trained in family mediation this time. Looking back, I’m amazed at why I didn’t pause and go inwards to seek the answers instead of just desperately moving around frantically looking for the answers externally. I mean I understand why because I was programmed to do and never to be … so unless I was doing something, I didn’t feel accomplished…I felt as if I was wasting time… and I never paused to ask myself “why am I doing what I’m doing? whose desire am I pursuing? do I even want to do this? am I doing it to people please? to serve my ego? for validation”

A decade later, and I have finally learned that my worth is not dependant on how much I do… that pausing is okay and that it’s imperative to intentionally create space for the answers to flow through me…to ensure that I have clarity around the consciousness of my actions and intentions… to ensure that what I’m doing is aligned with my soul’s dharma…but I guess that was part of the journey too..learning that we are human beings and not human doings, to honour my soul’s plan instead of that of others.. and that true validation comes from within.

Anyways, back to the family mediation course, I remember sitting in my first class, watching a settlement and thinking to myself “wow how can couples who once loved each other so much be so angry that they’re fighting over who gets the furniture in their divorce settlement” … & that question mark, that curiosity led me to introducing relationship books into my library. Up until that point, it was all about reading different modalities of spirituality but that question introduced a new genre. right around that same time, I entered into a relationship with someone who I had known for almost a decade so we knew each other quiet well. I’m an Aquarius, and aquarians are known for being extremely logical, but when we decided during that time to get into a romantic relationship together it was one of the easiest and fastest decisions I’ve ever made in my life even thought it meant that I had to leave Canada once again since he lived in Dubai. my soul screamed out yes before my mind even had a moment to process it logically. I would have to give up my plan… I would have to make major sacrifices.. but my soul knew that he was the person for me, at least in that moment. my soul recognized that that phase of my journey was meant to be experienced with him. So I moved to Dubai with absolutely no idea as to what I was meant to do career wise because licensing was so different in canada and the uae… and this is in my opinion where the story gets really interesting.

the first couple of months back in Dubai were difficult. here I was, after studying for 7 years, sitting in my living room, feeling unfulfilled that I wasn’t using my potential – that I wasn’t sharing my gifts – what I had learned… was love worth it? I was worried that as dr Wayne dyer would say “I would die with my music still left in me”. should I suck it up, take the additional courses I needed to take to work as a mediator.. but everytime I would think about it, it felt heavy and not aligned with who I was anymore. but I also didn’t want to just be barely getting by freelancing for my parent’s businesses here and there. I wanted to be financially independent. I wanted to make a difference. I wanted my career to be aligned with my values, I wanted to have fun working (the same way both my parents loved their careers!) so I knew it was possible but I couldn’t find a way for it to work for me…

one day sick and tired of how I was feeling, I decided to open my laptop and I asked myself this one question that I had heard on a podcast “what is one thing that I do really well that I could never imagine charging people for because its so much fun for me?” and you might be surprised by the answer but it was helping people get into university! my friends always came to me with their admissions applications and because I was familiar with the Canadian, US and British system through my own multiple experiences, somehow what others thought of as daunting was actually pretty easy for me so I was able to help simplify the process for them. So I started thinking to myself “what if I could help strangers with their application journey too” and so I spent the next couple of days working on creating a website that offered academic consulting services and once I was done with the website I closed my laptop with a prayer that if this what I was meant to do, then for the universe to show me the way

honestly, after a couple of days I forgot about the website (or as we like to call it in the manifestation world, I unknowingly surrendered the intention)… and out of the blue, I received a super random call from my dentist in iran who asked me if I knew anyone who could help his friend’s son with his Canadian university application. I was thinking to myself …. what!!! is he serious! how is that even possible… this is such a random call, my dentist has never called me before.. and now he’s asking me for this!! I quickly remembered my website and told him “yes thats actually what I do!” and that is how my first business came to life.. tp education consultants is still helping hundreds of students around the world with their academic journey and It all started with one question that I asked myself while sitting alone and sad in my living room.

the rest of my businesses started the exact same way too including this podcast

after tp education was registered and set up, the rest naturally unfolded…one day I was posting on my social media, sharing my relatively different views on a political event that was happening back then (I dont remember exactly what it was) and I received a message from a friend who suggested I start a podcast where I discuss politics, specifically, a space where people with different opinions would come together and discuss middle eastern politics. at that point, I knew that coincidences don’t exist and that the universe speaks to us through others, so I paused and I started to reflect on the idea… a podcast sounds great, I love speaking… but the topic didnt resonate.. I didn’t want to speak about politics.. so I asked the universe, tell me what the topic should be ..

simultaneously around the same time, one of the girls at a book club that I had started when I moved back to Dubai came up to me and said “why don’t you become a life coach ?” I was like what IS a life coach? I’ve never heard that term before… and so she walked me through a few profiles of life coaches on instagram and I was intrigued.. I went home, and started to research about it…that night I scheduled a call with my spiritual teacher because I needed to know what the universe was suggesting.. it all felt so random

and so when we got on a call, he asked me something that literally was like a light bulb switching on… he asked me to close my eyes and go back to my childhood and to remember how I would spend my free time… what were the games that I would play on my own,, what were the games I would play with my best friends… and as I reflected on those questions, I started to cry…whether I was alone or with my best friends Anoud and Salma, we would spend almost all of our time playing teacher and student.. I loved playing the teacher role…in that moment I realized I’ve always loved being a teacher… I would tutor my friends in middle school, I tutored in high school and even in university.. tutoring was always my Side hustle… I even remembered when I was 5 and I was given the teacher role at one of my school plays… I remembered the script word by word… honestly if my parents didn’t imprint the lawyer suggestion, I most probably would have been a tutor..

but now it made sense… the podcast suggestion.. the life coaching suggestion… even the education consulting firm… they all have the same element in common: education.

even the law degree made sense.. because it led me to family mediation… which led me to wanting to learn more about relationships… so instead of helping out people divorce each other, I could help them cultivate relational skills that would enhance the quality of their relationship instead…all those books, all the seminars that I had attended for years..they all had a purpose …

so I enrolled in the coaching program, and chose relationships and manifestation as my niche … I got trained in NLP, and child behaviour, and breath work… I committed to doing the work so that I can show up to the best of my ability…

and that is soul-friends how the minutes on growth podcast and coaching platform started… well initially it was supposed to be called pillars of growth but if you’ve been following me for a while, you know that I like to get straight to the point and not waste time… so it made sense to bring in the word minutes.

with the podcast, I now had a space where I could teach… and for content? well up until that point I had spent hours and hours reading hundreds of books, enrolling in different programs, studying under the mentorship of different spiritual teachers… they were all there for a reason, this reason and now I could share what I had learned about relationships, spirituality, conscious entrepreneurship and mindset work… because those insights saved me and my soul from being stuck in the darkness of my first life quake and all the others after it (including the one where my partner and I separated as a result of … wait for it…circumstances beyond our control (the universe really wants me to master the art of detachment and as noted in the Bhagavad Gita .. detachment is not that you own nothing but that nothing owns you)..

so as shocking and difficult as the breakup was and one day I’ll share it all with you, this time, I had the tools to help me navigate through it with a little bit more ease and grace

So all of these life quakes taught me lessons that I wanted to pass all of this forward. I wanted others who were experiencing life quakes to know that they weren’t alone… and that healing and even growing and evolving from wounds, deep wounds, were possible… I wanted you the audience to know that its okay if you don’t have it all figured out because no one does – its okay if you’re struggling because we all go through challenges – its okay if life sometimes doesn’t make sense because uncertainty and change are both constants in life … its okay if we face rejection, because rejection is really protection and redirection, but if allow ourselves the grace to pause, the courage to seek help, the flexibility to allow our soul to realign itself, to go within, to sit with uncertainty, to surrender.. to allow our higher self the free will to take us where we’re you’re meant to be, to accept life, to show up…life will surprise you.

everything as challenging as it may be at times, is here for our highest good….if we allow it to move through us… if we allow ourselves the opportunity to enter this world as person A, and leave it as person B.

Will the journey be easy and free of challenges? No – no matter how amazing and skilled we get at the art of manifestation or the epic growth mindset we cultivate, challenges will always exist.. its how we face them, process them and deal with them that defines our experience of reality…

Will everyone understand your journey? No. I cannot tell you how many times I have been ridiculed for choosing this path and for saying no to the safer routes… I cannot tell you how many times my inner critic has taken other people’s criticism, and used it to make me feel as if I’m an outcast.. to make me feel less than, not good enough.

I cannot tell you how many times at the beginning, my parents (despite being supportive) tried to indirectly convince me to go back to the original plan .. I mean I understand that this was just a projection of their fears that the non – traditional route isn’t sustainable long term…they no longer say this but I did have to learn to not take it personally…

and to be honest there were moments in the beginning when I wanted to give up… but the universe through quote on quote coincidences kept reminding me to have faith, and to trust it all…

looking back on minutes on growth’s timeline – all the hundreds of clients I’ve coached, the retreats I’ve hosted, the workshops I’ve facilitated.. and with the podcast… all the solo episodes I have recorded, and even more, the amazing beautiful souls I have had the privilege of interviewing and learning from – having a space where they could share their stories, their gifts, and their wisdom…I am truly honoured to have been able to do that. I am grateful for the journey that allowed me to do that.

and now marks the beginning of a new chapter… I’m going back to school AGAIN…this time to get registered as a psychotherapist in Toronto so that I can BE who my soul wants me to be – not who I was conditioned to think I wanted to be – a program that will allow me to cultivate more skills so that I can help and teach more people…

I’m also super pleased to announce that my business partner and I are launching our fintech company that we’ve been working on for 2 years.. a company with a mission to help educate teenagers and young adults on everything related to money.. more details will be released soon but this venture wouldn’t have been possible if I had not discovered through this whole journey that my purpose in life is to educate, that my soul comes to life when I’m teaching.. and I get to do that through as many mediums as I’d like… so our purpose in life isn’t what we do.. its who we are soul-friends…

AND lastly I’m so excited to share with you that I’m in a magical relationship with someone who my soul knows is the person for me in this moment in time – someone who I am meant to experience this chapter of my life with … someone who is committed to doing the work and co-creating the most loving, meaningful and respectful relationship together

I have no idea where life will take me… I am detached from the outcomes…(I mean the universe brought so many life quakes in my life centred around the art of detaching that I chose to voluntarily accept and embody it..)but I trust that the journey is what my soul needs to evolve… I have goals but I’m no longer the planner I once was… I have certainty that the work that I am privileged to do, the people that I get to meet and spend time with, the places I end up visiting … they’re all part of the universe’s grand vision for me… and I’m here to just allow the universe to manifest itself through me and my job is to show up, to share, to do my best, to be my best, to surrender and to accept…

So thank you for being on this journey with me,

for allowing me to do what I love to do,

and for listening,

sending you lots of love,

speak soon


Episode 99 – Evil Eye

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Hi Soul-friends,

It’s Tannaz Hosseinpour and welcome back to another short solo episode of Minutes on Growth. A few days ago, one of my friends was talking to me about some challenges he was experiencing in his work life. He kept repeating the words “It seems as if someone has given me the evil eye”

This wasn’t the first time I heard someone blame life’s circumstances on evil eye. So I thought I’d record this episode to shed some light on the concept from a spiritual perspective.

Often times, people say, be careful what you share and present to the universe because you never know how people will feel towards you and if they’re jealous, they can send negative vibes towards you and you can lose it all.

But as I’ve said before, our experience of reality is based on beliefs, thoughts , opinions and perceptions… and that perception does not feel empowering.. its extremely fear based.. so whats an alternative perspective we can take?

First of all, sometimes life happens, and we can’t control external circumstances. sometimes the car breaks down because we simply forgot to take it to service on time.

But besides the fact that most of life’s circumstances are outside of control… there is another part to it too… and the trail leads us back to … ourselves.

We are always responsible for the energy that we give out.. and therefore, in accordance to the rule of karma.. reaping what we sow.. we therefore are responsible for the energy that comes back to us as well..

So let’s take a deeper look at this

What happens when we pass judgment on to others? From a spiritual perspective, every time we judge someone, we remove a piece of negative energy from their bodies and load it onto ours.

I am now holding on to someone else’s negative energy because I passed judgment onto them. It got mirrored back to me.

The same applies when we curse the person who just cut us off in traffic – I’m not cursing at them, I’m cursing at me..

or when we choose to engage in gossip

or when we see someone have something that we want, and instead of being inspired by it, we spread rumours to make ourselves feel better

or when we intentionally break someone’s heart.. that ill intention creates negativity that stays with us…

in every single one of these incidents, we are not only building up negative energy within ourselves, but were also taking on negative energy from the person who we’re judging or hurting… so now we have two sets of negative energy coming together.. increasing in size…imagine this big ball of black light that keeps growing.. that is following us wherever we go… impacting our experience of reality… because ultimately our energetic vibration matters.

therefore evil eye is just judgmental energy that we’ve sent out into the universe that is coming back to us.

I know.. some of you might be thinking “what!” .. and honestly this concept is one that took me a while to understand, because of the amount of accountability it holds within in, but the more I sat with it the more I noticed the pattern.. when you’re coming from a place of sharing, understanding, compassion, patience and love, the universe seems to mirror it back to you, and you have a better day… but when you engage in the pattern of gossiping, spreading rumours, being impatient, not restricting your reactions.. you’ll notice that nothing seems to go your way

so evil eye isn’t someone sending negative energy our way.. but rather evil eye is the culmination of negative energy that we’ve amassed onto ourselves every time we’ve engaged in behaviour that goes against our true core nature of love.

& if you’re wondering.. its not possible to always be in that state.. I agree. whether we’re aware of it or not, there are moments when we take the other path… so how can we u turn our way back? by offsetting it with intentional acts of goodness.. by helping those in needs, whether its by donating our resources, our time, our energy… by spreading love, especially to those who need it… or by taking accountability of our life, acceptance creates miracles… by contributing to our society for example when we show up and do the best at work, we’re creating light because we’re being intentional with our presence and the impact it has on people… or by pausing and restricting ourselves.. every single time, we pause and stop ourselves from saying something mean or hurtful, we change the scales.

So I know this is a lot but I hope that this alternative perspective that I’m sharing helps you not only feel more in control over the energy thats surrounding you but also help remind you that no one in this world has that much power to send pain your way – you get to decide how protected you feel in this world.

Thank you for listening,

speak soon.

Episode 98 – Keep Attracting Emotionally Unavailable Partners?

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Hi Soul-friends,

It’s Tannaz Hosseinpour and welcome back to another short solo episode of minutes on growth. I just finished putting the final touches on a relationship masterclass that I’m presenting this Sunday on healthy communication, and as I was finishing the slides, I thought to myself… all these tools that I’m sharing and that I would love for everyone to learn, does mastering them guarantee success in any dynamic? & while I’d love to say that it will, the truth is that no matter how skilled you are at communication, you can’t communicate your way to a healthy relationship with an emotionally unavailable partner

which made me recognize pattern that I’m seeing a lot in my own private practice: attracting emotionally unavailable partners.

I want to begin by saying that when it comes to relationships, it’s not about who you attract – but rather who you entertain that matters.

A couple of weeks ago, one of my 1:1 clients told me that she was going on a date with a man who seemed great on paper – he even had all the physical attributes she desired in her dream man. To make things even better, their date went great. They had amazing chemistry together!

However, after a couple of weeks, he told her that he wasn’t looking for a serious relationship and that he wasn’t emotionally available for one either. In that moment, she was devastated. Everything seemed to be going so well… If only he hadn’t Brought it up.

In that moment she had a choice.

To either continue seeing him despite what he had straight up told her — like she had in the past, when she would entertain emotionally unavailable men – a choice that usually is made when we listen to the inner critic who tries to convince us that healthy relationship don’t exist especially if we’ve had unhealthy relationships modelled to us as children OR manipulatively uses any feelings of “lack” to convince us that we’re not good enough to have that type of relationship and that she should just settle for breadcrumbs OR maybe our needs aren’t even as important as we think they are and we could try to change ourselves to make it work OR the fixer voice inside of us that dismisses all the facts and says “he doesn’t know what he’s talking about… I can fix him.. I can change him into committing.. he just doesn’t know how amazing I can be.. and once I do x y z that he likes, he’ll change his mind” OR

For a change, she could choose the much more difficult choice of walking away, of breaking the pattern of entertaining unavailable men, and finally creating a new narrative for herself and for her future.

the first choice provided instant gratification but in the long run would be extremely painful because the chances of him changing are not in her control and she’ll end up on a hamster wheel of always feeling like she’s not enough for him regardless of whether she’s mastered all the relational skills that exist, while the second choice would force her into instant temporary discomfort but one that will allow her the opportunity to choose better for herself, to experience a different more expansive form of love, a type of love that the generations before her weren’t able to have because they weren’t even aware of the difference between being emotionally available and unavailable … and by doing so would open the portal of healthy love for the generations to come as well.

Now if my client was emotionally unavailable herself or if she was unaware of her triggers or her inner critic’s voice, then the first choice would be more aligned with where she was in her life… but this wasn’t the case because my client had set an intention in our sessions to only attract and entertain an emotionally available and mature man so that she could co-create the loving and secure relationship her soul truly desired .. a relationship where she could use all the tools that she had learned and actually see the fruits of her labor.. so she made the difficult decision of leaning into the second option.. the one that led her to temporary discomfort, in exchange for delayed but long-lasting gratification in the future..

& let me tell you… saying no to that initial spark, that initial chemistry can be extremely challenging — and sometimes the right decisions are difficult – but I cannot emphasize how many portals of blessings we open up every time we heal a part of ourselves that we had dismissed in the past, either intentionally or subconsciously.

so I’m here to remind you that change is possible.. it’s difficult yes, but if you commit to doing the inner work and showing up for yourself every single day to the best your ability, then it is definitely possible … after all, if the desire exists within you to experience a certain type of love, a love where you both can communicate in a way that has you both feeling heard, seen and valued, then you are meant for that and more.

Sending you lots of love,

Speak soon,

Episode 97 – How to Follow Through with New Year Resolutions

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Hi Soul friends,

It’s Tannaz Hosseinpour and welcome back to another short solo episode of Minutes on Growth. We are officially in 2023. I don’t know about you guys but I can’t believe how quickly time passes by. I’m still writing down the date as 2022 during my sessions. Anyways, with every new year, comes a new list of resolutions, experiences we want to have, feelings we want to feel, places we want to go to, people we want to meet.

At first we’re so excited about our lists and we’re committed to them wholeheartedly but as time passes by, that excitement starts to dwindle… in fact did you know that on average only 9 to 12 percent of people keep their New Years resolutions?

why do you think that is…

for starters, many of the things we write down on our list are desires that don’t even belong to us. they are desires we have been conditioned to think we want – whether its been passed on to us by our parents, our friends, or our community.

another reason we give up is the lack of discipline we have. many depend on motivation to get them through but motivation ebbs and flows – discipline is what we need to ensure that we stick through- its the value of integrity – holding our promise to ourselves. many struggle with discipline, myself included so we need to be super honest with ourselves and ask ourselves what systems we need to have in place for success. for example, I’m not shy to admit that that I struggle with discipline when it comes to my fitness, so at the beginning of the month, I make sure that I budget my expenses in a way that allows me to have a trainer who can hold me accountable, and then I create systems for my other desires. For example I created a book club because I knew it was a system that would ensure I read as many books as I desire. so remember that discipline trumps motivation.. in fact discipline activates our motivation tank.

another reason that New Years resolutions get forgotten about is because we focus so much on the overall desire and not as much on the feeling we want to feel during the journey there. when a client of mine tells me they want to manifest something, I spend a lot of time guiding them through a reflective journey on how they think they will feel once they get it and more importantly how they want to feel every step of the way. why? because the destination might change.. sometimes our desires change throughout time.. they get more refined or they change all together … so if we’re so fixated on that desire and not as much on the feeling of the desire, once these changes take place, we might give up… for example, I had a client who wanted to get a promotion at work. she really wanted to be the director of marketing at the company… at first she said she wanted it to make more money but after looking at her why deeply, she recognized that the desire was rooted in 2 things: she wanted to be in a position that allowed her to have more influence, to feel useful, to feel as if she is truly cultivating her passions and talents. We set an intention to focus on the feelings she wanted to feel and guess what.. in a couple of months she got a job offer from another firm.. not for the position of director of marketing, but a position at a start up that allowed her more space and flexibility to nurture her creative gifts and the bonus part? she received a salary bump too! if she wasn’t flexible and was too fixated on becoming the director at her old firm, she would have not been open to even considering another offer, and there was a high chance that she wouldn’t feel the feeling of fulfillment once she had manifested it either.

Lastly, another reason is that many people give up on their desires when challenges occur. There is so much content nowadays out there on seeking the path of least resistance that many see challenges as the universe telling them that they’re on the wrong path… I disagree with this belief and I’ll explain to you why… I truly believe that the path of least resistance arises after we take the path of most resistance.. most of the time, seeds of growth are hidden in the tasks we avoid…when we are able to maintain a disciplined mindset and push through the areas where we are facing most resistance, we are paving a smoother path for ourselves in the future…but the inner critic dislikes challenges.. it prefers the comfort zone… it prefers the safe zone…

in fact when the inner critic faces challenges, it whispers in our ear ” maybe we shouldn’t be doing this… it’s too hard… it’s too much work…let’s do it later..” and slowly convinces us to give up…after all the critic can speak to us most when we’re in a state of doubt…doubt in our abilities and potential…

but today, I want to remind you that the light is revealed in darkness… often times, miracles arise the day after what feels like the darkest and most challenging night…this is when we need to maintain our faith.. faith in whatever we believe in… but faith is what allows us to trust the process.. to have certainty .. to know that if a desire exists within us, and if we’re reflected on it enough times that we know it belongs to us, and if that desire truly serves the highest good for us and all those involved.. then that challenge, that wait, that roadblock is part of the journey that we’re meant to experience too.. that challenge is not the universe testing us… but rather, if given the opportunity, that challenge will teach us patience.. that challenge will teach us to think outside of the box.. that challenge will teach us to go within and activate gifts that we have kept dormant for years… that challenge has a purpose, and instead of doubting ourselves, we get curious with it…

As Dr Wayne Dyer would say, the moment we change the way we look at things, the things we look at change. The moment we start to look at challenges as blessings, thats exactly what it becomes.. remember nothing has meaning until we give it meaning.. so soul friends, let us set an intention today to view our challenges as gifts from the universe…

I pray that you have the discipline and mindset needed to bring all your resolutions to life.. resolutions that will elevate your experience of reality and that will allow you to share your gifts with the world and make it a better place for everyone

Sending you lots of love,

Speak soon

Episode 95 – The 5 Steps to Manifesting by Tannaz Hosseinpour

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Hi Soul-Friends,

It’s Tannaz Hosseinpour and welcome back to another short solo episode of Minutes on Growth. I apologize for the delay in releasing this episode. Arezu and I just wrapped up hosting an amazing manifestation retreat in Mykonos, Greece where we spent 5 days diving deep the subconscious mind and into all things related to the art of manifestation! it was truly magical watching the girls learn about and use the tools to manifest their desires, and since the they’ve been updating us on their successes! I’ve documented the highlights on my social media page so do check it out if you’re interested in learning more about our retreats. Coming back to our topic, we started our manifestation podcast series by introducing the inner critic, the role it plays in our life and how important it is for us to declutter what no longer serves us, especially our limiting thoughts, opinions, perceptions and beliefs so that we can create room for that which does serves us, and then last episode we focused on the dos and donts of manifesting.

This episode I want to break down the 5 steps to manifesting that I’ve used over and over again to consciously manifest my dreams with ease and grace. Now just a reminder, that we’re manifesting 24/7, whether we’re conscious of it or not, so the steps that I’m referring to are steps for conscious manifesting – meaning that instead of manifesting on auto pilot mode, we are manifesting with an intention in mind.

So let’s begin.. the first step is to gain clarity. It’s super important to have clarity over what it is that you truly want – you might be thinking that this step is a given, but you’d be surprised as to how many people pursue dreams that don’t belong to them.. they pursue their parents or society’s dreams instead of their own… and when a desire doesn’t truly stem from us, the chances of us being disciplined and driven with it significantly drops. When we have clarity, we know the destination on our metaphorical map. Here are some journal prompts for you to reflect on

  • What do I NOT want?
  • If failure was not an option, what would I do?
  • If I had unlimited money and resources, how would I spend my time?
  • What vision makes my heart smile?
  • What is the universe’s vision for my life?  Who am I meant to be?

Once you have some answers, I want you to put on your detective hat and see how the answers feel in your body. Our bodies are super intuitive, and while our mind can trick us into thinking that a desire belongs to us, the body is our go to when seeking confirmation. So write down a list of everything that you desire and then ask yourself Why?

Visualize It / Sense it / Does it bring you happiness? How does the desire feel in your body ? Does it spark joy? fear? Does it feel expansive or limiting?

Does this desire make you feel inspired to serve others? when we’re consciously manifesting, we want to make sure that the desire serves the highest good of all.. and that is why the element of serving must be present.

& If it truly belongs to you.. and feels good in your body, then how willing are you to make it happen?

Remember, the human mind bases desires on past experiences. Don’t focus on what is and what is not possible, just strive for your desire

Once we have clarity over our desires, the second step is to simply ask. The old saying is ask and it is given. The same applies here. Because of the concept of free will, the universe cannot grant us that which we’re seeking unless we’ve expressed our desire for it. In this step, it’s important to ask with certainty, meaning that when you’re expressing your desire, to have full certainty that if it is for the highest good of all, that the universe will assist you in consciously manifesting it into the physical realm. one thing to remember is that when we’re asking, we want to be asking from a place of present and not from lack. the universe speaks in energy, so if we’re coming from a place of reactivity and lack, the universe will mirror that energy. to give you a practical example, if you want to manifest more money into your account, you need to shift your money mindset first, and ensure you’re not operating from a scarcity mindset, but rather an abundance mindset.

Side note: if a desire exists within you, its meant to be manifested through you, so trust the presence of the desire. it has a purpose. once you trust that the desire is meant for you, then the chances of you accepting it as do-able increases, and for manifesting to work, you need to expand your mind to truly believing that you CAN have it.

once we have clarity over our desires, and we’ve asked for them – the third step is to surrender and practice having certainty. this is what we call a spiritual release, meaning that we recognize that we are co-creators with the universe and not sole creators. we want to walk in trust and certainty, that the universe is always working on our behalf. we want to trust that the universe supports us and has our back. More importantly, it’s super important to surrender because when we try to control or manipulate our manifestations, our energy becomes frantic and needy, and as mentioned in the previous step, we want to be coming from an energetic space of trust, calmness and presence. A tip to help you practice surrender more is to remember that there are 4 levels of consciousness when experiencing reality. the first is that the world is happening to me.. this is victimhood consciousness. the second is that the world is happening for me.. meaning everything that is happening is happening for my highest good, the third and fourth are life is happening as me and through me. I want you to focus on the second one: life is happening for me. whenever a perceived challenge comes up, and there will always be challenges along the way, remember that life is happening for you. try to pause, to shift your perspective and to see the light instead – to see solutions where you would usually see problems, to see the light, where you would usually see darkness.. one of my favourite cabalistic tools is the concept of pause what a pleasure. whenever a situation arises, I always pause and say out loud.. what a pleasure. that pause allows me enough space and time to shift the way I’m seeing things and to return to a place of surrender and trust.

once we’ve surrendered, then the fourth step is to take inspired action. when the book the secret came out , everyone was a little bit confused as to how the manifestation process works.. so we just think good thoughts and things will come to us? many tried it out and were disappointed when it didn’t work out and the reason is that the movie didn’t dive into this 4th step… which is taking action. the word attraction literally has the word action in it! meaning we need to put in effort for that we wish to bring into the physical realm and we do that by showing up tot he best our ability every single day. now our best might look different everyday depending on our mental and physical health, but the goal here is to be honest with ourselves and show up honestly to what that limit looks like. we also take action by practicing self love, meaning that we build daily habits and routines that serve our mind, body and soul. for example my incorporating daily meditation, yoga, grounding, orfnaling, breath work, reading, exercising into our day… remember, the quickest way to alter your mental state is by changing our physiological state – so when we move our body, we’re getting our mind ready to show up and perform to the best of its ability. we also take inspired action by practicing gratitude, and focusing on what we do have so we can attract more of it into our present moment. Lastly, we want to ensure that we’re surrounding ourself with people who believe in us and our dreams and that best way to do that is to surround yourself with people who have already manifested that which you want to attract. when we surround ourself with people who have normalized our desires, it is much easier for our mind to believe that It is probable for us to have it too… and if you can believe it, you can achieve it.

the fifth and final step is to practice embodying that which we want to manifest. take a moment to ask yourself how your life will change once your desire comes to life. then ask yourself how you’re going to show up to your life once it does… how will you walk? talk? think? act?… the practice of embodiment is to mirror and embody that future self.. In the present moment, in the now. have you ever heard someone say once I get this, ill do x y and z… embodiment is practicing x y and z before you get it.. its all about embodying your higher self in the moment, as if that which you want to manifest has already happened and you’re super grateful for it.. because guess what, in the metaphysical realm it already has. I’d like to just take a moment and remind you that embodying your highest self or practicing gratitude does not mean that you suppress any emotion that isn’t joy. It is super important to feel every emotion that arises in you, because they’re all messengers that can give us insight into our inner state, but the goal is to not get attached to them or identify with them. we want to feel our feelings and let them flow through us.. as what we resist persists, so embodiment is all about being a clear channel for emotions to flow through you.. once that channel is clear, then creativity can flow through you with more ease and grace and the manifestation process feels smoother.

I hope that you’ve found these 5 steps useful and that you utilize them in consciously manifesting your desires. I want to leave you soul-friends with this reminder. we are vibration beings, so its imperative for us to become vibrationally aligned with that which we want to manifest.

To you manifesting all that serves your good and the highest good of all,

thank you for listening,

speak soon

Episode 94 – The Dos & Don’ts of Manifesting by Tannaz Hosseinpour

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Hi Soul Friends,

It’s Tannaz Hosseinpour and welcome back to another short solo episode of Minutes on Growth. Last episode, we started our manifestation podcast series by introducing the inner critic, the role it plays in our life and how important it is for us to declutter what no longer serves us, especially our limiting thoughts, opinions, perceptions and beliefs.

This week, I want to briefly talk about the Dos and Donts of manifesting.

Let’s start with the destination addict. this sounds like when I get over there, I will feel this way. When I get x, I’ll be happy. When I find my perfect partner, I’ll do x y or z. This type of thinking robs us of a few things. firstly, we’re always in the future, and rarely ever in the present moment. we’re not able to appreciate the now in anticipation of what could possibly happen tomorrow. when we’re consciously manifesting, it’s important that we embody the feeling that we’ll get once we manifest that certain experience.. in the now. meaning if I make the statement that I’ll wake up at 8 am feeling joyous once I get my dream job, to be able to embody that morning joy now that im unemployed, or now that I’m working at a firm that I don’t particularly enjoy. because like attracts like, embodying those feelings in the present moment will expedite our manifesting process.

The second point to consider is our mind’s relationship with the concept of negatives. Our mind cannot comprehend negative statements. Meaning If I say “dont think of a big elephant, don’t think of a big elephant.. guess what you’re going to be thinking of? a big elephant. your mind did not process the “don’t” part. so it’s important to keep this in mind when we’re creating affirmations or entertaining thoughts. I dont want to have debt is going to place our minds focus on debt.. whereas my bank statement is always in the positive focuses on the presence of money.

Which brings us to our third point..you cannot attract something if you’re focusing on the lack of it . You cannot create abundance if you’re focusing on the lack of it. the moment we say we want love, we’re hinting that we’re lacking love. ever heard someone say “when I’m single no one is interested in me. the moment I’m in a relationship everyone wants me”. its because the moment you’re in a relationship, you’re no longer feeling that lack. energetically you’ve shifted, and again like attracts like. that’s why embodiment plays such a major role in the manifestation process. once we start to embody that which we want to manifest, we attract with much more ease.

Now speaking of thoughts, it’s important to note the 17 seconds rule. Research shows that if we focus on a thought for 17 seconds, it gains momentum. knowing this we can set a conscious intention to intercept limiting thoughts sooner rather than later.

the next point to remember is the importance of flexibility. Be Flexible: Do not get attached to a specific outcome or want things to happen on a particular timeline. remember when we’re consciously manifesting the when and the how isn’t up to us. we’re only in charge of showing up to the best of our ability. more importantly, we see life through a limited 3D perception whereas the universe has a much more expansive 5D Vision so controlling outcomes to get just what you want isn’t the goal – Receiving what is the highest good for all is the plan, and that is always the universe’s plan.

Next, Look for fun – Joy has a high vibrational frequency and we’re meant to have fun in life. Remember how much you loved to play as a kid, rekindle that flame as an adult. Every moment of your life can be filled with joyful experiences if you allow it. When you go to the grocery store, smile more often to strangers, Crack more jokes with your friends, plan more outings, watch more comedies.

Lastly, see the signs. One of the best ways to know whether you’re manifesting something it when you see someone else manifest it first. In those moments you have a choice, to either get jealous or mad that it hasn’t happened for you yet or to see it as a sign from the universe that its on its way for you. When you see someone manifest that you desire, Bless the person for the sign. and if you see someone manifest something and it triggers a feeling a jealousy for you, bless them again.. this time for the stimulation that he is evoking.. because it holds within it the awareness of the desire that is strong within you. We’re rarely ever jealous of what we don’t want.. so envision and imagine it happening for you… feel the feelings associated to it and pretend that it has already happened, because in the metaphysical world, it already has and that is why we always end prayer with “& so it is”.

So these soul-friends are some of the Dos and Donts to consider when consciously manifesting.

Next week, we will dive into the 5 clear steps to conscious manifesting.

Before I go, I just wanted to let you know that I’ll be hosting a manifestation retreat this summer in Mykonos from august 5th to the 9th in the most beautiful private villa overlooking the sea, where I’m going to be diving deep into this decluttering process and helping the attendees really become aware of what it is that they would like to let go of, and what it is that they’d like to start experiencing in their reality. there’s more information on my website http://www.minutesongrowth.com or you can reach out to me directly on social media for more information.

Remember, you have a choice when it comes to your experience of reality so if you can imagine it, then you can definitely achieve it.

Sending you lots of love,

Speak soon

Episode 93 – The Inner Critic when Manifesting by Tannaz Hosseinpour

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Hi Soul Friends,

It’s Tannaz Hosseinpour and welcome back to another short solo episode of Minutes on Growth. A few weeks ago, I hosted a free 90 minute manifestation masterclass on zoom where I discussed the 5 steps to manifesting, the dos and don’t of manifesting, the 12 universal laws, the concept of embodiment, and why doing mindset work is an important part in the process of conscious manifestation. I highly recommend everyone to get the replay link and to rewatch it as many times as they can since our subconscious mind rewires through repetition.

In the meantime, I thought I would break down the masterclass into smaller episodes for those of you who prefer weekly little nuggets of information. 

So let’s begin… when we’re talking about conscious manifesting what are we really talking about? Well we’re talking about the process of becoming conscious of the thoughts, beliefs, opinions and perceptions that we have housed in our subconscious mind and that we are subconsciously entertaining on a daily basis, because ultimately our experience of reality is shaped by those 4 elements. Those 4 elements impact our actions, our mood and our personality which dr Joe disepnza refers to as our personal reality. 

So now before we even get to the steps of manifesting, or the dos and don’t of manifesting, we need to create a solid foundation to manifest from. and this translates to decluttering our mind from what is no longer serving us. on average did you know that we have over 60,000 thoughts? that’s a super super high number. and now let me ask you think. how many of these 60,000 thoughts are empowering and how many are limiting? how many are you conscious of and how many are on auto pilot? so preparing the foundation means that we need to stop being a hoarder of thoughts, beliefs, opinions and perceptions that are limiting our growth, that are limiting us on our journey to our higher self, because the ultimate goal of life is to enter as person A, and leave as person B.

So this strong foundation correlates with having an aligned mindset, a growth mindset, an energy or aura that is in tune with source, where we are navigating and flowing with the current of life and not against it

In theory, this all sounds perfect. Whenever I do this seminar, everyone comments back “I love this, it sounds simple, how do we get started”. and If I’m being honest, it really is simple, but its not easy. why? because there is one character in this game that is committed to you not achieving this level of flow.. welcoming to the stage: your inner critic.

So we have two voices inside of our head: the voice of our soul and the voice of our critic. one feeds on love, and the other on fear, separation and judgment. which one do you think is which?

the inner critic, also referred to as the ego, the inner neighbour , is the clingiest voice that ever existed. it is the voice of constant judgment. it is the voice that separates us from love, from unity, from compassion. it is the voice that tells us we are not good enough, that we are not destined for greatness. it is the voice that feeds off drama, that creates drama.. think of the critic as the clingy unhealthy friend who doesn’t want you to experience joy elsewhere, because then you’d no longer want to befriend the critic who is always putting you down.

What tends to happen, that I notice a lot in my sessions with my clients at the beginning, is that they believe that voice of the critic is their voice. they mistake the critic’s voice as their own, and as a result start to create an identity around the critic’s actions. and over time that identity creates certain limiting emotions that they get stuck in such as shame.

so the first step in laying that foundation is recognizing which voice belongs to our soul, and which voice belongs to the critic. For example, our Soul’s Goal is always to Live a meaningful life, to do we what love, to feel fulfilled and to live with more ease. the critic however tends to create this feeling of fear & doubt within us from dreaming big. Often times, it narrates the following to us:

“This is too much. Who am I to want that house, that partner, that health, that abundance?”

It’s always the voice that says other people can have it, but I can’t and then it will list a million and one reasons why it’s not possible.

so the critic is the voice that delivers and feeds off all our limiting beliefs, and that is why it’s so important to do a mental detox and declutter these existing beliefs because they literally are the content that the critic uses to make us feel less than.

Now you might be thinking, thats great but how do I know what limiting beliefs I’m holding on to? So in the masterclass, I share a visual of a graph called the wheel of life. you can go on my instagram handle @minutesongrowth, and I have it on their too. this graph is divided into 8 equal parts, and these are all areas of our life that impact our experience of reality. they are in no particular order: health, career, finance, spirituality, friends&Family, significant other, hobbies&fun, and personal development. I want you to take a moment and ask yourself where you are in regards to each area out of 10 – meaning out of 10, how is your relationship with your finances? its super important to be as honest as possible when you’re doing this exercise. so ask yourself, where am I? now this is my favourite part… the areas that we give a lower number too, tend to be the areas that we have more limiting beliefs around. so if a client of mine tell me their relationship to finance is a 2 out of 10, then I know that we are harbouring a significant amount of limiting beliefs around money. so this is where we start. we start with the wheel of life and we get really honest and transparent with ourselves about where we are in life and where we’d like to go.

so before we can even engage in the process of conscious manifestation, we need to make sure the soil is ready for us to start planting the seeds that we want to see in our physical reality, and we do that by removing the weeds

now if by any chance, there’s a voice telling you that what you’re hearing is not possible, that its a bunch of mumbo jumbo, remember that it’s the voice of the critic and I just want you to take a moment and remember every single past success that you’ve had, and use those past successes to Believe in yourself, to believe in miracles. and to Believe that you can succeed in any journey that you set your mind to.

I’m going to end the episode here, and next week I’ll dive into the do’s and don’t of manifesting, and then the week after we will cover the 5 steps to manifesting.

Before I go, I just wanted to let you know that I’ll be hosting a manifestation retreat this summer in Mykonos from august 5th to the 9th in the most beautiful private villa overlooking the sea, where I’m going to be diving deep into this decluttering process and helping the attendees really become aware of what it is that they would like to let go of, and what it is that they’d like to start experiencing in their reality. there’s more information on my website http://www.minutesongrowth.com or you can reach out to me directly on social media for more information,

once again thank you for listening,

speak soon.