In this episode of the podcast, we meet our host Andrew Ramsden and he outlines the purpose of the show. More episodes to follow!
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Today, everyone, thank you for joining me. My name is Andrew Ramsden. And I want to welcome you to the very first episode of the heal and transform podcast. Now, I’m super excited about this, because I really see this podcast as a platform for us coaches, therapists, healers, and other complementary medicine practitioners to really come together and talk about what’s going on for us. So one of the challenges that we’re facing and one of the strategies and the tactics and the tools that we can use right now to amplify what we do. And it also be about celebrating our wins and our successes. This is about celebrating the work. And I gotta tell you, I’ve had such fantastic experiences with the work myself, and I want to share some of those with you today. So in one sense, this episode is going to be a bit different to the ones that will follow. In most episodes, I’m going to have an expert guest on with me, and we’ll be discussing a topic together. Or I’ll be picking their brain about their insights and then wisdom that we can use right now in our business. to level up what we’re doing improve our practice will help us expand our reach and bring more people on the journey. Essentially, how do we attract more clients into you? So as I say, this episode’s going to be a little bit different. It’s going to be me introducing myself and my story, and why I’m doing this. And it should give you a bit of a sense as to what you can expect from the show, guys forwards. Now, I’m not your typical coach, therapist or healer. I actually focus on helping other practitioners to set up their online technology, and to get the most out of it. And I do that through training and mentoring programs. But I also have done for you services. So whether that’s setting up your online presence and your website, or a learning management system, or a client management portal. Or it could be about publishing content for you and helping to maintain your online tools, or even helping you write and develop your content to then publish online or on social media. And often it’s about helping other practitioners to develop their unique intellectual property into online training materials so that you can leverage yourself and your time better and reach more people with less effort. I gotta say, I really love doing that work. Because I get to sit down and talk to you about what you love to do and what you’re passionate about, and the way you think about it, and your unique IP, about how you help others and help them be the best that they can be. I find that really exciting.
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Now, my background is in digital transformation.
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What does that even mean? Well, it means I lead and delivered online technology changes for large organizations, to the point where I was leading really large scale programs of transformation across government agencies here in Australia. But I started out my career working in small business and helping them grow using technology. And in recent years through the work that I’ve been doing in my own business, I’ve had the pleasure of returning back to my roots, working with and mentoring other small businesses, and coaches, therapists and healers in that space to the point that Now recognized in the startup and small business space as an expert in the use of technology and growing and scaling up businesses. So for example, in 2018, I was selected to be the Small Business and Technology Expert Advisor, as part of advanced Queensland’s innovation incubator program called twig. I also often get asked to speak at technology and marketing conferences. In fact, I’m speaking in a marketing conference coming up in early February in Brisbane, in case you want to come along and check it out, should be a lot of fun. But all of this started a really long time ago for me, so if you’ll indulge me, I’d like to share a bit of my story. For as long as I can remember, I’ve been deeply drawn to two things, technology and helping people. I remember from a really young age being fascinated by my best friend Adam and his ex t computer Which was world class at the time, I assure you. For those computer geeks out there, I think it had 64 kilobytes of RAM, and no onboard hard drive. So very limited capacity. But this was the really early days of personal computing. And it was really cool at the time, and I really loved it. I’m forever grateful for what Adam taught me about programming computers to do calculations, and we would build simple games, and then we would play them together. But when it comes to my desire to help others, I think I can primarily thank my parents. So they really modeled this for me at an early age. And they always sacrificed a lot for us. So I was one of five the oldest of five siblings, five children. And my parents gave a lot of themselves to their friends to us as family and extended family and to community groups that were part of and also instilled in me a sense of what’s running what’s fair, and what’s good in the world, and this became an innate drive within me to make a positive impact in the world. But I gotta be honest, for most of my life, I just didn’t know how, for many years, this desire this drive this dream, it just seemed out of reach. It was just too hard. And there was a little voice inside of me that said, Why bother? You’re not up to this. You can’t do this. This is bigger than you. It’s It’s too hard. It’s too scary. What if you failed? What if you succeeded? What what would other people think of you for having such a big vision who you don’t even have a big vision. I felt like it was better to keep my sights small and keep my sights lower. And just to focus on the day to day survival. The Hellenistic treadmill This is where we get stuck in consumerism and we’re just looking for the next thrill. The next stimulation which is looking For could be excitement, it could be food, it could be drinking, it could be at going out partying and having fun. The next adventure. Now don’t get me wrong. My work always aligned with the greater good. And I made sure that for example, when I was working in government, I really loved that I knew that this was helping the citizens and society and making a difference, making things better for the society as a whole. And I pushed myself very, very hard to make a positive impact through that career. But at the same time, I mostly just felt defeated and crushed by the big problems that I knew were out there brewing in the world, or already very much in motion. And I was just striving and pushing so hard while carrying all of this fear and all of these limiting beliefs and emotional baggage and self doubt and anxiety and it really took its toll My health so both physically and mentally and spiritually and in 2014, This culminated with me burning out completely. And eventually I was diagnosed with adrenal insufficiency or adrenal burnout. My mental and emotional state had finally caught up with my body.
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Totally over the past eight years or so that I became aware of this community of coaches, therapists and healers in Australia and around the world, and the incredible work that they do in healing and transforming people’s lives. This is the incredible work that you do.
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But I got to admit, I was really skeptical at first.
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If it wasn’t scientifically proven, then I just wasn’t open to it. And I know a lot of people who really struggled with this still, but over time, I realized how limiting this mindset really is. And I now believe if it works, then it’s useful. And if it’s useful, then use it. So I came up with this mantra of valuing and focusing on what’s useful over what’s correct. And I kept applying this in my life time and time again. So even if it can’t be proven to be correct, then it might still be useful. And that’s really more important to focus on. And this really opened me up to explore a whole new world of possibilities. And it helped me to try out all different modalities that I previously thought, if I’m being honest, might have just been a bit playing mad. So from yoga to mindfulness and meditation, to Chiropractic and kinesiology, to Napoleon to trapa theory and homeopathy, to traditional Chinese medicine and acupuncture therapy, coaching, NLP, bodywork body psychotherapy, core energetics, Reiki and even to exploring my own spirituality. Just list a few, or just a with quite a few. And I used all of these and experimented on myself and I kept what worked for me and I kept on moving. In fact, I’ve spent over $100,000 in the last three years alone on personal development, so I’ve spent hundreds of thousands of dollars on personal development so far. I gotta tell you, it was worth every cent. Because what a huge positive impact it’s had on my life. And for me, it’s taken some time, as I say, it’s happened over five to eight years. And it’s happened really gradually in layers, but from my physical health and energy levels, resolving my adrenal insufficiency to my confidence, and my ability to feel relaxed, and connect with people, both professionally and personally, and my level of comfort and getting my energy out there to connect more broadly line, and all the way to my motivation and success in business. Now, this personal development journey has impacted every aspect of my life in incredibly positive wise. So I’m now pleased to say I am a true believer. I believe in the work, I believe in the community of coaches, therapists and healers, and other complementary medicine practitioners, and the amazing work that you do. And I’m incredibly grateful to all of you for devoting your life to doing this work because I think it helps so many people in such amazing ways. I have to give extra special thanks to those who have helped me personally transformed my life and I’ll link to more information about that in the show notes. But as a result of this transformation, I am now on a mission. a mission to pay this gift that’s been given to me forward to others, a mission to heal and transform the world. I no longer feel paralyzed by fear or self doubt, or those little nagging voices that say that you’re not good enough or you can’t do this. I feel empowered. I’m no longer stuck in the day to day cycle, I’ve been unleashed. And I feel like I’m ready to help tackle the big problems that are facing the world. So how do we do this? Well, look, I believe if we can get enough people to raise their sights up from that day to day fear and struggle, we’re going to reach a critical mass of conscious humanity, and then it all changes. But I know I can’t do this alone. That’s why I need your help. That’s why I’m reaching out here. And through the other things that I’m doing. I’ve been reaching out to and talking to coaches, therapists and healers in my network, about why they do what they do, and the challenges that they’re facing and how they’ve overcome them. And I’m going to be releasing a report around this soon, but at a high level. The good news is our vision are all pretty much aligned. We do this to help heal and transform the world, one person or group of people at a time. And that’s why this podcast is called the heal and transform podcast. The other thing I’ve learned through this research is the main challenge that practitioners face. It’s finding enough quality clients who are ready to do the work, or take them on that journey so that they’re ready to do the work. And the main blocker that they’re facing, is navigating all of the tools and technology that they need to really step up, leverage themselves in their time better and achieve a greater impact.
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Now, I don’t consider myself an expert in healing and transforming the world. But I am a leader and a technologist. And I believe that together we can make this happen. So for now, there are three ways that I will support this vision and the community. Number one, By using technology to enable and empower coaches, therapists and other practitioners to amplify what they do and expand their positive impact in the world. Number two by building a community of like minded conscious leaders, so we can work out together innovative ways to leverage our talents, and in the spirit of abundance to expand our positive impact. So more to come on that and how to get involved in future, future communication for me. And number three, by using this podcast and other free tools and resources that I’ll put out there to help coaches therapists, healers and practitioners get that extra inspiration and support and ideas and tactics that you need to take your calling and your unique gifts and your business to the next level. Okay, that’s all for now, as you can see, I’m really excited about this. It’s going to be really cool. more episodes to follow soon. In fact, There’s one coming out live
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on Friday morning. So check it out. And let me know what you think of this idea. Leave a comment, shoot me a message. I’d love to hear from you your feedback, any ideas that you have how we can do this together? Let’s level up human consciousness and heal and transform the world. Because Together, we can make this a reality.