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Are limiting beliefs holding you back from success in life with Justin Belt! Ep102

#102 – What would you do if you could identify the one thing holding you back from success in your life? Justin Belt, life coach, author, and teacher, shares his unique approach towards overcoming limiting beliefs and harnessing the power of the mind to help you reach your goals. Justin candidly shares his personal journey of transformation.

Justin is the author of ‘Slaying the Lion Hunt: What is Hunting You and is the host of the Pep Talk Podcast.

Topics Covered:

  • Hear Justin’s personal journey of transformation to living his purpose
  • Learn how to identify what is holding you back from success
  • Discover the three powerful steps to taking big action in your life

Today’s Guest

Justin Belt

Justin Belt is a Life Coach, Author, and Teacher in Dallas, TX. His first book, “Slaying the Lion: Hunt What is Hunting You” is currently 5 star rated on Amazon. In his Life Coaching practice, he works with men who are searching for their path and their purpose. Through strategies centrally focusing on eliminating limiting beliefs and correcting faulty self-narratives, Justin has been able to help many clients move forward with clarity and renewed focus on creating the kind of future that aligns with their dreams and goals. 

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Richard Conner: [00:00:00] Hey, my friend, what is the one thing that is holding you back from success and something you want to accomplish in your life? Well, we’re going to share the secret to how to recognize what may be holding you back and the three powerful steps to taking big action in your life. I hope you enjoy

Intro: Welcome to inspire to run podcast. Here, you will find inspiration, whether you’re looking to take control of your health and fitness, or you are a seasoned runner looking for community and some extra motivation, you will hear inspiring stories from amazing runners, along with helpful tips from fitness experts.

Now, here’s your host Richard Conner.

Richard Conner: Hi, everyone. Welcome to Inspire to Run podcast. Today. I’m sitting down with Justin Bell, who is a life coach author and teacher in Dallas, Texas. His first book "Slaying the Lion: Hunt what is hunting you" is currently five star rated on Amazon in his life coaching practice. [00:01:00] He works with men who are searching for their path and their purpose through strategies, centrally focusing on eliminating beliefs, eliminating limiting beliefs.

And correcting faulty self narratives. Justin has been able to help many clients move forward with clarity and renewed focus on creating the kind of future that aligns with their dreams and goals. Welcome to the show, Justin.

Justin Belt: Thank you, Richard. I’m glad to be here. Thank you for the invitation.

Richard Conner: Yeah, for sure. So, you know, I love the work that you’re doing and your coaching practice, and I’m excited to learn a little bit more about the book that you’ve written the five star rated book. And I think this is really cool for us to have a life coach from the show to help our listeners through, you know, maybe what some of the things that they’re going through and, you know, the principle of the show is to help folks.

, make a change in their life, right? They won’t, they want to make a change. They may want to make a change and maybe they don’t know how, or maybe there’s some limiting beliefs that’s holding them back. So really excited to [00:02:00] have you here and just kind of talk about that on the show.

Justin Belt: Well, I’m excited to be here and to talk about it all. And I think like I told you before, while I’m not a runner, my son tells me that I’m a very fast walker. So maybe there’s some correlations there.

Richard Conner: Oh, that’s awesome. I love that. I love that. Well, all is welcome here, even fast walkers. So, so that’s very cool. All right. So, you know, a little bit beyond your bio, let’s learn a little bit more about you.

Justin Belt: Okay. Well, I am the husband of a now graduated chiropractor. So we’re definitely celebrating that. I’m a father of five. Uh, we just sent our oldest off to college back in, , back at the end of July. So we are kind of coping with one being out of the nest and, and flying, flying free. , but other than that, man, I, , In my day job, my nine to five, I am a student success coach.

So I work with students, , on helping them [00:03:00] to pass date testing, but also to kind of navigate. what that post school life looks like. And I’m a podcaster. So I have a podcast called the pep talk podcast, where the mission, everything that we do is to cheer you on and to coach you up. And the idea behind that is just simply everybody needs a cheerleader.

Somebody to encourage them and to, you know, rah, rah, rah them. But we also need a coach to help us to elevate to whatever that next level in life is. And so, , that’s what I try to do on the podcast and that’s kind of the central focus of. Where my path in life has taken me so far.

Richard Conner: I love that. I love that. First, congratulations to your family achievements, to your wife and your oldest, now going off to college, and my oldest just went off to college as well, and I’m still kind of coming to terms with all of that, but I also kind of feel like it was time, like she’s She’s ready to go.

I think she’s ready. She’s going to be [00:04:00] successful in whatever she wants to do. So I’m excited for this phase of her life. So, but anyway, congratulations to your family. And you know, I love the principle behind your show. And I think you’re absolutely right about, you know, everybody needing a cheerleader and everybody needing a coach.

And just, you know, quick story on my side and the listeners know the story that I hired a Spartan coach, I don’t know, about three, four years ago, and I went into it thinking, like, just tell me what to do and I’ll do it. Right? Just help me get to where I need to be. But he turned out to be so much more and helped me, you know, really pushed me to do things that maybe I was afraid to do or thought that I couldn’t do.

So having a coach was so much more for me than I thought it was. So, you know, love to get into a little bit of that, , and the work that you’ve done as well.

Justin Belt: Awesome. Yeah. A Spartan coach. I have friends who have done some of those races. Whoo. I, what was your experience like? Have you actually done the race yet?

Richard Conner: I have. [00:05:00] Yeah. So, you know, fair response to someone talking about obstacle course races in particular Spartan. Yeah. So, you know, the first one I did back in 2018. And after that race is a reason why I got a coach. So it was a tough race, as you can imagine. And, you know, I started it as a way to do things I’ve never done before.

Um, overcome some of my fears and I did the race and I was like, you know, I could do this better, but I, I recognized at that point that I needed help because I, you know, I thought I trained for it. I spent, you know, better part of the year doing the things I needed to do, but. It wasn’t, it didn’t get me to where I needed to be.

So I was just like, you know, I need help in this area, but, but it was a lot of fun. It was really kind of the jumping off point for the journey that I’m on that eventually led to Inspire to Run podcast.

, but you know, so during my own journey, I started to wonder and I started to hear a little bit of this from others, right? So as I’m telling my story, I’m hearing, Hey, Richard, you know what you’re doing, like what Spartan as an example, that’s really great.

But I wish I could do that [00:06:00] or I could never do that. And you know, I’ve always wondered like how many people out there have that same feeling like, gosh, I really would love to do X, Y, and Z, but I can’t, or I don’t have time or I don’t have the resources or whatever the case is. So, you know, that I’m wondering, you know, maybe from your perspective, what have you seen in your practice and your coaching practice and through your podcast, what are kind of those.

Common limiting beliefs and how can someone start to kind of work through those and get over those?

Justin Belt: It’s funny that you started with that question because All the people that I’ve known who’ve done like the Spartan races and the Tough Mudders. I don’t know if you’ve ever heard of those. Um, when I listened to them talk about the, the physical exertion that goes along with it, I’m like, Oh my gosh, I could never do that.

And it’s almost like an automatic. An automatic response, right? And so here, [00:07:00] here’s what I think. I think that sometimes what we don’t realize is that the way that our, our brains work, and when I talk to clients about this, they’re like, wait a minute. What our minds are, are created. They’re developed. Our brain wants to conserve energy.

So it looks for patterns, you know, ways to skip steps just to make things easier. And so when we settle into what we consider to be our comfortable life, right, I go to work, I wake up in the morning, Hit my snooze three times, you know, get my coffee, kiss the wife, kiss the kids, go to work, come home from work, have dinner, go to bed, rinse, repeat.

We hit an autopilot where the brain really doesn’t have to jump in and say, Oh my gosh, something new has come up. So it’s like good. It’s conserving energy. It’s feeling really good. But then something like the Spartan race comes up [00:08:00] and you’re like, your brain’s like, wait a minute. This is going to require something new that I haven’t had to, you know, throw the resources out for.

I don’t think that we should do that. And see… Because our brains want to protect us. A lot of times when we introduce something that is very foreign into the calculation, it immediately wants to reject it. And that’s some of the places where those fears and those limiting beliefs come from. It’s not that, um, we don’t want to do it.

We do want to do it. But our brain thinks of this new introduction of this new idea, this new obstacle. This new event as something that’s going to be threatening for our well being. So immediately it’s like, nope, we’re not doing that. And so when I talk to clients, I’m like, you cannot trust everything that your mind [00:09:00] is telling you.

Your mind wants to protect you. Your mind wants to be your friend. But we all have those friends … Who will, , think that they’re doing the positive thing for us through negative means. , like I had a friend in, in, in college, , sorry, in high school, when I told him that I wanted to go to school and major in music, he was like, musicians don’t make anything.

Like, what are you doing? Like, you should go into business where you can make some money, like become a lawyer or a doctor and go into a field that’s going to make you some money. He was trying to, to help me, but he was doing it through introducing, you know, a negative, negative language. And when I went to school and majored in music, what I heard in my head was, I probably shouldn’t be doing this.

Even my mom, my mom said, you shouldn’t major in music. You should major in English and become an English teacher. Now, even though I did eventually become an [00:10:00] English teacher, um, I could hear her voice in my head. You shouldn’t do music. To the point that, to the point that when I was about to graduate from college, I was approached by several prestigious music programs in Mississippi to come and take over their music programs.

And I said, no, because I didn’t feel like I had it in me to be able to do it on a high level. So what was I hearing? I had gone through five years of a music program because the music program was a five year program. I had learned how to compose. I was the president of the choir. I was the, you know, assistant conductor.

I had the timing and stuff. I could, I could have done the job, but what stopped me was in my mind, those voices. You can’t do this. You shouldn’t do this. You wouldn’t be happy doing this. And so when I talk to clients and I’m like, and they’re like, [00:11:00] I am afraid of doing X, Y, and Z. Why? Why is that? When you think about doing this, what are the immediate emotions that come to you?

What do you hear in your mind? Well, in my mind, I can think of all of the different ways that I’m going to fall flat on my face. I’m not going to be able to do those monkey bars. Uh, I, I throw up in my mouth a little bit when I think about crawling through the mud. Like, all of these things are constructs that our mind comes up with to protect us from something that could possibly cause harm, because let’s face it, sometimes change, inserting change into our lives, it can be harmful in the beginning.

But once we integrate that well into our lives, it becomes the best thing, the best thing for us. I mean… You’re, you’re, you’re a Spartan course finisher, something that I could only probably have a bad dream about [00:12:00] doing, you know, right, right now, , but , it just falls back to the limiting beliefs and understanding that while our mind is for us, in every instance, it’s not the most trustworthy voice to have in our heads.

Richard Conner: . Wow. That’s incredible. And, you know, I really love what you said about not trusting everything that the mind is telling you because, you know, I was just actually having this conversation the other day about something about affirmations. And. You know, the kind of the power of positive thinking and then kind of telling your mind about, you know, not where you’re going, but where you are like in the future, but in a way, kind of tricking your mind.

So it doesn’t give you those kind of limiting beliefs like, oh, you can never get there or, you know, in a way of, like you said, trying to protect you. So that’s really interesting. And, you know, and I think to some extent, it’s probably. , happening at a subconscious level for folks. They probably don’t realize that it’s happening, right?

And so you ask those questions, you [00:13:00] know, what are the emotions that come up when you think about doing something new or you know, what are the thoughts that you have? So that’s really, that’s really interesting. So I guess that’s how someone should start, right? If they want to do something new, that’s going to benefit them in their lives really, and they may have like negative thoughts about or maybe they may not know.

And the first thing is, well. Really being cautious about what are they thinking about when they think about those things, right? And how are they?

Justin Belt: Yeah, I think with anything you have to start at the root, like you have to explore, you have to identify what it is. So what is that story that’s on the loop? And now we’re talking about, you know, narratives, the stories that we tell ourselves, what’s that narrative that’s on a loop in your head and how is it limiting you?

, I’m a huge proponent of stories and our, our minds are such that our minds are always picking up [00:14:00] on. Our minds pick up on so many things that we’re not even aware that it’s paying attention to over the course, over the course of a day. , and if we’re not careful, then, , you know, the saying, an idle mind is the devil’s, the devil’s workshop.

When we’ve not given our minds a firm focus and a pathway to focus on, then we just free it to be like a child hyped up on Kool Aid and Halloween candy, you know, just running amok, amok, amok, amok. However, the inverse of that is when we begin to assert some control over Our mind and our mental activity, then the mind can literally become a magnet for where you want to go and for what you want to accomplish. For example, I’m willing to bet that when you had your coach, or I may be wrong, but possibly, , at [00:15:00] any point, did your coach kind of have you, you know, think about how good it would feel to finish the course? Or did you do that on your own at any point in your training?

Richard Conner: Yeah, I mean, so I definitely do that. Um, I definitely visualize, , my races or the activities I have to do, which I think, I think athletes do is it’s like common practice. So I can’t say that I do it at a professional athlete level that I do that. And, and then, yeah, you know, my coach also encourages me to think through.

You know what the experience is going to be like, because in a lot of these cases, I’ve never done it before. Right. So we, we always talk through, especially before race, what the day is going to be like, what the prep is going to be, what I’m going to run through, you know, run into during the course. So, you know, both of us kind of do it.

Justin Belt: Okay. Perfect. So by doing that, what you’re doing is giving your mind a set of parameters to operate from. , it’s said that when you are visualizing something like a [00:16:00] race, coaches often tell athletes to not just imagine what it’s going to be like when they cross the finish line first, but also to feel the emotion of it.

Because it’s the emotion of the thing that really cements it, uh, inside of us as something that zoom, this is what I’m going for. Nothing’s going to stop me because I feel not, I not only see it, but I feel, I feel the emotion of, and we know that emotion is a powerful, , powerful driver. So, when I give my mind a firm direction to go in, all of a sudden, it’s like Google.

It begins to pick up on information and, you know, snippets online and all of these different things that will help to build that reality around you. Like it, it’s, it is incredible what the brain will pick up on. When we give it specific [00:17:00] of a specific and a clear search query, just like, I mean, on Google, if I just say type in the bar cats, I’m going to get every single thing about cats, stuff that may not even serve me well, you know, stuff that is like way off in left field from the dark web.

It’s going to be crazy. But if I say, , Calico cats in Dallas, Texas, that narrows it down some more. If I say. Striped calico cats in Dallas, Texas that narrows it down more and what I found and neural research has shown That the more specific we are and the more clear, the more clear we are and how we operate and what we think about, uh, and what are and how we set our goals, all of these things, the more efficient the mind is in helping you to notice patterns that will relate to you accomplishing the goal.

, it helps you like [00:18:00] if you’re just scrolling Facebook and maybe there’s a friend who’s always posting something about. You know, going to culinary school and that’s something that you want to do. And you all, you’ve never paid any attention. Your brain will like, wait, wait, stop. This is about culinary school.

Please stop. Notice this because I noticed I picked this up for you. The brain is really adept at noticing and pulling in the information that we’re looking for. That will help our life experiences align with that goal that we’ve set for ourselves.

Richard Conner: I love that. I love that. And, you know, I was just talking to somebody about this the other day about, I don’t remember the scientific term for it, but if I mention, um, Yeah. Yellow Mercedes, and you probably would say, I’ve never seen a yellow Mercedes on the road, but now that I mentioned it within a week, you’re going to see a yellow Mercedes on the road, right?

Because your mind is is now kind of looking for that. Because so I forgot that the scientific term for it, but I think it’s [00:19:00] similar to what you’re saying there. And I, there’s, you know, there’s a lot of truth in that. And it’s so interesting how powerful the mind is. And, you know, so for a few things that I picked up on that you talked about so far.

So first is, being cautious of maybe some of the subconscious things that your brain is thinking or the way you’re feeling about a certain action, right? Or by a certain path that you want to take, , two is visualizing, , what it would feel like to be successful, right? Kind of on that path, you know, we’re talking about running.

So during your race and crossing, being the first across that finish line, and then three about like setting those clear goals. Reflecting where you want to be, right? So your brain is now focused on what is it gonna take for me to get there and accepting that information and then maybe blocking out to some extent information that that’s unrelated or doesn’t serve you in that particular goal.

Justin Belt: yeah, I think that’s, that’s it. And I like the way you put it, uh, at the end, you said the end from tossing the information that [00:20:00] doesn’t serve you reaching that goal. I think if we can keep in the front of our minds. What’s going to serve us getting to our destination and what’s not serving us. Then we would be surprised that the progress that we can make toward whatever the goal is that we have in our lives.

Like for a runner, you know, thinking about that misstep out of the starting blocks for the entire race is going to screw you or thinking about how, you know, how far ahead of everybody else you are during a race. For most runners, that’s going to screw you up, but when you really begin to focus in on, oh, how’s my breathing right?

Or how’s my body feeling right now? That’s actually going to help you cross the finish line and accomplish your goal. And we just be taken so much over the course of a day. I think we have to constantly be in a state of data dumping so [00:21:00] that the things that we’re holding within us are going to be the things that are keeping us.

motivated and inspired to keep going toward whatever’s next.

Richard Conner: 100%. You know, and I’m thinking back to even some of my recent races, you’re talking about like missteps. So my last race that I had a week, you know, a week ago, I had a negative mindset going into it and I know this and physically I wasn’t where I needed to be. And I knew it and my mind just kept feeding me, you know, not great thoughts.

And then it ended up, you know, not me not reaching my goals. But I remember over the summer, I ran a five miler father’s day race and I went into it looking for redemption. I’m like, I know the previous race before that I did my best, but I didn’t get to where I want to be. But this race, I’m going to find redemption.

And I felt good. I had positive thoughts. I was happy. And I not only reached my goal, but I exceeded it. And, you know, so I can definitely see the difference this year between certain races, [00:22:00] how I performed correlated not only to how I was training and how I hydrated and my nutrition, but also how I was thinking and feeling about the race.

Justin Belt: Yeah, man. The mind is. incredibly powerful and we, we have to own the fact that the way that it operates so much of it depends on, on us. We, we give, we give away way too much power. I’m convinced, , to the people in our lives and we fall victim to people and the situations and we fall victim most of all to our own negative, negative.

dispositions. , and as someone who knows how easy it is to fall into a negative mindset, I get it. I remember a couple of years ago, um, I had really fallen into a state of dissatisfaction with teaching. My, my parents, they both taught for 30 years and I knew going into [00:23:00] education, I wasn’t going to be a lifer.

I didn’t start in education until I was 32, I believe. So I was already late to the blocks, but I knew I didn’t want to teach until I was 62. That wasn’t happening and I, you know, I wanted to quit, but I didn’t know what the next thing for me was going to be. And so my wife kind of sensed my dissatisfaction.

And she, you know, she gave me permission to hire a coach. So my first time hiring a coach up until that point, I thought coaches were all charlatans. You know, I, I, I thought that, you know, they were just out to get your money or whatever, but I just said, you know, I’ve got to get some clarity. I’ve got to figure out what’s going on.

And so I hired a coach. And during our first session, I tell him he earned all of his money in that first session because as we talked [00:24:00] every time I said something negative about myself, he wrote a tally down on a notebook after 30 minutes. He was like, Justin, do you realize that just in a 30 minute conversation, you put yourself down almost 100 times. Had no idea, had no idea. And so we had to start with, why do you feel the way that you feel about yourself? And he wasn’t a therapist, so there was no therapizing and any of that. And I’m all for therapy too, don’t get me wrong. , but he made me aware of what I was saying about myself, which was an indication of what I believed about myself. I had very little stock in my self worth. I knew that I was a good husband. I knew that I was a good father, but beyond that, as far as what life was for [00:25:00] me, I had very little belief that I could build something that would really feel that would help me to accomplish, you know, a purpose or something. And so I remember , we met for about four months. And at the end of four months, I knew that I wanted to go into the coaching space because I knew that there were people out there who were like me, who needed someone to come alongside them and number one, make them aware of what they were saying and what they were believing. But number two, show them that there is a way to change that.

And I remember our second to last session, he said, Justin, you need to go ahead and start your coaching. I said, I’m not ready. He said, you’ll figure it out. I said, what do you mean? I’ll think, but what? I don’t know what to do or where to go. He said, Justin, do you have confidence that you can be a good coach?

I said, [00:26:00] yeah. And before I could say, but He said, then you have to understand that confidence is the knowledge and the feeling deep within you that even though you don’t know how to do what you’re doing, you know that you’ll figure it out and no matter how long it takes you to get there, you’ll reinvent as long as you need to, but you’ll find a way to get it done. And when we were done meeting together, I had this sense of empowerment because really for the first time in my life, I believed not just in Justin, the husband, or Justin, the father, or Justin, the teacher. I knew that I was good there, but I believed in Justin, the man, and what I could actually accomplish in, in my life.

And so, because I know the power of that, and the harm that we can self inflict on one another, I knew that that [00:27:00] coaching was for me, but even more than that, I really realized the power that each and every one of us harbors on the inside of us that we never really get a chance to, to tap into.

And so I’m, I’m out to shift. All of that for every person that I come into contact with, my students are like, Mr B, I don’t need your affirmations. Like, I don’t need your, your pep talks. I’m like, okay, but one day you will. So just listen, sit down and listen. I have you for another 90 minutes. Just sit down and listen.

, and so, you know, and that’s why I got into the podcasting space because I think you get this is that that thing that’s burning on the inside of us, we have to get it out somehow. And what you’re doing, you’re encouraging people. And, you know, these are things, these are mindsets that don’t just help runners, they help slow walkers.

They help fast walkers like me. They help people [00:28:00] who are crawling. Like, you’re just doing it in the space for runners. But I could put a client on to your podcast and say, come away from this and tell me what you think. And they can come back from this and say, yo, I can take what he said and I can be so much better and more efficient in my job just based on what Richard said in episode 99 of the podcast.

So I applaud you for what you’re doing too, because I think the passion that is within you, you’re bringing it out in a way that that is helping people not just to run better, not just to race better, but to live better and to think better as well. Sorry, that was long winded.

Richard Conner: Oh no, that was one. Wonderful. 100%. I deeply appreciate what you said and you’re exactly right. You know, on the show we talk about mindset, movement and motivation. So those three pillars, [00:29:00] But I always say the movement is running because that’s what I know and love. And I’ve seen running transform and change the lives of so many people, right?

Many of those that I’ve come on the show, but it could be anything. It could be any form of movement and it doesn’t even have to be physical. Like you said, the movement could be movement in your career. It could be movement in your family life. It could be movement in your, you know, relationships, but kind of following those, those principles of having the right mindset.

Taking action and, you know, staying consistent and staying motivated. So I love what you said. I appreciate you. Um, because that is exactly what we’re trying to do here. So hopefully running doesn’t scare everybody away. Cause I know, you know, it’s a very polarizing topic, but it’s so much more than running, um, as you pointed out.

So I appreciate that.

Justin Belt: totally, totally, totally.

Richard Conner: Cool. So, you know, we talked about a lot of great things, you know, we talked about those three tips in the beginning around, you know, really becoming conscious of your thoughts, especially your negative thoughts or limiting [00:30:00] beliefs, setting those goals and having clarity around that. You know, let’s talk a little bit about we talked about coaching the importance of coaching So, you know coaching may or may not be for everybody depending on you know What you believe or what your beliefs are about coaching you and I both have really positive experiences with coaching So it’s something we definitely, you know recommend so beyond that any, you know kind of final tips for You know someone listening for again someone who’s trying to make a change in their life They may have those limiting beliefs.

They may not know where to start and what would, what would be those tips that you would share with them to help them get going?

Justin Belt: I would ask a question. , and the question that I would ask. is what’s the harm in believing the biggest and best things about yourself. I’m reading a book now called the magic of thinking big, and I’m only on chapter two, I believe, but it’s been an incredible read so far. [00:31:00] And one thing that the author said, and I can’t recall his name right now, but, but he, but he says that we do so much harm to ourselves.

When we undertake something new, knowing that we don’t believe in what we’re doing and he said, I can always tell what somebody doesn’t believe because that thing they’re doing will fail and the first thing out of their mouths, they’ll say, I knew this wasn’t going to work. I don’t even know why I tried this.

I knew it wasn’t going to work. Then why’d you try it? Right? And so my question then is. What is the harm in believing the biggest and best thing about yourself? What’s the worst thing that can happen? You don’t exactly hit that mark, but you land up under it? That’s still good. Maybe you surpass that mark and go above it.

That’s great. We have all of this life experience to show us what living under limiting beliefs will [00:32:00] do for us. It leads to a very underwhelming, rote, comfortable kind of life. That becomes boring really fast. I would prefer to live a life where I feel free to believe the best that I can about myself.

And to dream the biggest that I can about myself and just live in that. And I don’t believe that it’s, you know, telling yourself a lie and trying to live according to a lie. But I believe that believing big spurs us on to big action. And I think for so many of us, maybe even somebody listening right now, there is a big action that you have been putting off for the longest amount of time.

Maybe it’s that marathon that you think about training for and you’re like, Nope, I haven’t even done a 5k yet. Maybe it is even, you know, getting [00:33:00] you some shoes and getting out and doing one of those walk to 5k programs that they have in the app stores all over the place. I don’t know what that thing is for, for you, but what would be the harm in believing that the biggest and best things about your life?

Are true and then taking action according to those beliefs. Those beliefs and not caring what anybody else had to say about you or about you were doing. , and that’s not a tip. It’s a question, but I think answering that question can lead to so much life change.

Richard Conner: Love it. Love it. Justin, I appreciate you. I’ve totally enjoyed this conversation and I’m sure, you know, everyone listening is enjoying it as well. So how can our community or our listeners find you, follow you online? listen to your podcast, read your book, tell us how we can find you.

Justin Belt: [00:34:00] Well, uh, you can find me on Instagram. I am @_jbspeaks, uh, usually every day I’m posting one or two videos that are, uh, mindset or motivational. Uh, Jason, just to try to get people to think about life differently. Um, and I’m also on TikTok, but I’m not dancing. It’s pep talk podcast on TikTok where I do the same thing.

Uh, but also have the podcast, the pep talk podcast that drops episodes every Monday. Uh, and I’d love to, you know, invite your listeners to come over and join. , the pep squad, a community of people who are just deputized to provide encouragement wherever they go. , my book is on Amazon. It’s slaying the lion, hunt what is hunting you, , by Justin belt.

, and if any of your listeners reach out to me on instagram, I’d love to send them a free copy of my ebook soaring confidence. [00:35:00] It’s just my, my little gift, , saying thank you for listening to this conversation.

Richard Conner: Uh, I love that. Thank you so much, Justin. I will put all that in the show notes to make it easy to find you and follow you online and check out the ebook. So thank you again for coming on the show and sharing your wisdom with us. And, you know, with that, thanks and have a great day.

Justin Belt: You too.

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