What was going on in your life that meant you decided to do The Thrive Programme?
Just life, I think, the usual hassles of running a small business, kids, family, farm, wife everything! Struggling to cope with it all, just the worries in your head the fears in your head that you weren’t able to do it or your going to struggle to do it just all the small issues that happens day to day.
What was it like to do the Programme with a Thrive Programme consultant?
I was looking forward to it I trusted my friend who recommended the programme and I thought immediately that I like this guy, I trust this guy, he obviously knows his stuff. You were honest and open about your own experiences. I just felt from the start that this is going to help me improve my way of thinking.
Did you enjoy the experience then?
Yes I thoroughly enjoyed it
Did you realise you could fix yourself?
Yes from speaking to my consultant and reading the book. It was well written and from the first chapter it was clear and I thought this just makes sense. It makes you understand how your head works and how your head plays tricks: to “you’re not capable”, “you can’t do this”, “you’re going to struggle”, yeah, it just flipped the whole way of thinking on the head and enjoyed the sessions.
Was there a core thing within the course that stood out for you?
Yeah I think just understanding how your brain works and these triggers you create in your head very quickly you learn to stop them and say well that’s not the case, I can do this, I am capable, I am hard working, with a bit of effort I can do this. I learnt many things but controlling my triggers and saying no that’s wrong I can sort it I know what I am doing, that was probably the overall learning. I have a powerful skill now to handles issues going forward.
What would you say to someone thinking about doing the course?
I’d say it’s the best thing you’ll do, the best money you can spend, and you have to be prepared to put the effort in to read the book and do the work. I can’t recommend it highly enough. I recommend a lot of folk on now and I will always do that. I’m just at my second time reading through the book, I feel like I have something there to go back to if I slip back but I’ve not slipped back much because I’ve got these tools in my head now.
How would you say your life has changed going through The Thrive Programme?
I enjoy most of my days now, the fear that came into my head at six o’clock in the morning about all the jobs I had to do, that’s gone. It was like a big cloud lifted over my head, a cloud of worry and I was never sure what the worry was but I just realised it was all these stupid unhelpful thoughts in your head making you think you weren’t able to do stuff when you actually can.
Keep going through the book going through the examples, and making sure I embed these new good habits. It’s just a great thing, I wish I had it when I was a teenager going through school and university, it’s the best thing I’ve done, the best money I’ve spent.