The Geoff Thompson Inspired Podcast
Summary: Geoff Thompson is a BAFTA award winning writer. He has written forty books (published in 20 languages), five multi-award-winning films, three stage plays (he was invited into the prestigious Royal Court writers Group) and hundreds of articles, many published in national magazines and broadsheets. Geoff's autobiography 'Watch My Back' was adapted into a major motion picture Clubbed. It premiered in London 's West End and Paris and was nominated for a BIFFA award. He has also adapted his first novel, Red Mist (Violent Heart, optioned by SteelMill Productions, London), into a feature film for cinema. Geoff's third feature film for cinematic release, (Romans) has been optioned by The Tea Shop & Film Company in London, and his latest stage play (Fragile) will premiere at the Belgrade Theatre in 2012.
In his 40 years in martial arts, one of the techniques Geoff developed to develop more power was restriction training. In this video, he talks about how you can apply that concept to life.
In this talk Geoff discusses how we can often have revelations, bursts of inspiration but, with time we forget. This video serves as a reminder of the things we may have forgotten
Imagine sitting in a room with an astronaut and trying to convince them that going into space is impossible. In this talk, Geoff discusses his belief that everything is possible.
What do people really get out of fasting? Fasting might start with food but it also goes beyond that. Geoff draws on the example of people like Gandhi and his own experiences with fasting.
Do you ever find yourself questioning why you don't have certain things, why you haven't got what you want out of a situation or even if you are just unhappy with what you are currently doing? This video may help you find a new perspective and help you to find gratitude in any situation.
Geoff often gets asked who his guru is. With all of his mentoring and talks, it is importance that he receives guidance. His first thought was that he had many gurus but, on further inspection, he came up with a different answer.
Do you know who you are? This may seem like a strange question but when we are gossipy or angry or jealous, is that who we really are? Sometimes, we have to look at who we are not, to find out who we really are. It's hard to be brutally honest with yourself but, this video will help you to do that.
Can you master states? If you are in a state of fear, can you master and adjust that state to something more positive? Can you master the food you eat or the exercise you do? In this podcast Geoff Thompson discusses how we can master states. Recommended Reading: Al-Ghazali on Disciplining the Soul and on Breaking the Two Desires - http://amzn.to/1Nyc0V2 Al-Ghazali on the Ninety-Nine Beautiful Names of God - http://amzn.to/1PS3EYt The Alchemy of Happiness - http://amzn.to/1Nyc1Iv Al-Ghazali on the Remembrance of Death and the Afterlife - http://amzn.to/1Nyc33d
Have you have heard the phrase: "The devil makes work for idle hands" In this podcast, Geoff discusses the hidden meaning behind this well known saying. If you want to find out how to use your energy in the most positive way possible, this podcast is for you.
What can you really learn from planting bamboo? A surprising amount actually. In this video, Geoff discusses a small garden project that ended up teaching him big lessons. Links to references in the video below: The Life of Milarepa - http://amzn.to/1SfAEaD Milarepa DVD - http://amzn.to/1SfAJuZ
In this Podcast Geoff talks about finding a Living Teacher. Someone who can guide you through your personal development. He also talks about how he found his living teachers with a whole host of recommended reading. Links to references in from the video below: Gurjief - Beelzebub's Tales to His Grandson - http://amzn.to/1kzKHfW Holy Bible - King James Version - http://amzn.to/1MabYf3 Holy Bible Audio Version - http://amzn.to/1Lruq5C Bhagavad gita - http://amzn.to/1PGkdGn Isis Unveiled - H.P. Blavatsky - http://amzn.to/1Macbim A Year with Hafiz - http://amzn.to/1kzLhug Practicing the Power of Now - http://amzn.to/1MacmtS The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali - http://amzn.to/1MeETF9
In this podcast, Geoff talks about investing in yourself and how important that really is with examples from Terence McKenna and professional martial artist Rick Young. Links to references in the podcast below: Terence Mckenna - http://amzn.to/1Nn9ltM Find the Others (Terence McKenna Talk)- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XrcPOvHW2xs Rick Young - http://amzn.to/1ORFtYi
In this podcast, Geoff talks about 6 time Mr. Olympia winner Dorian Yates and how he became one of the top bodybuilders in the world from a gym in Birmingham (UK). He also discusses the lessons he is still learning from his days as a nightclub bouncer, Musashi among others. Links relating to the podcast below: Dorian Yates - A Portrait of Dorian Yates: The Life and Training Philosophy of the World's Best Bodybuilder - http://amzn.to/1jRjvZI Dorian Yates Website - http://www.dorianyatesnutrition.co.uk Dorian Yates London Real Interview - https://youtu.be/fNqR-Ifj7xQw Book of 5 Rings - Minamoto Musashi http://amzn.to/1PDubra
In this video, Geoff talks about Procrastination
So many people are looking for success without suffering but, is it possible?