Change Your Life with Your Thoughts | with Todd Sylvester

January 6, 2020

Melanie Johnson and Jenn Foster interview author Todd Sylvester about changing your life! Learn how to overcome negativity and addiction to improve your life and believe in yourself.

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What You’ll Learn in this Episode:

  • How to overcome your limiting beliefs. You are more than your self defeating beliefs.
  • First-hand account of overcoming addictions.
  • Free yourself from negative thoughts.
  • How to practice positive self-affirmations.
  • Learning to forgive yourself—there is a difference between guilt and shame.
  • How to pay attention to your feelings, and use your thoughts as a tool to recover.


“Belief dictates our behavior.” (4:44)
“We have to learn to tell ourselves a different story, and that takes effort, blood, sweat, and tears.” (5:53)
“The words that follow ‘I am’ will follow you so, if you’re constantly telling yourself I am no good, I am stupid, I am not pretty, I’m whatever… that will follow you.” (7:10)
“There’s a huge difference between guilt and shame. Guilt is: I’ve done something wrong and I shouldn’t do again. Shame is: I’m wrong or I’m bad. Shame is where you kind of play the victim— I’m just a bad person, I’ll never change and that keeps us from ever forgiving ourselves.” (8:30)

About Todd:

Todd currently serves as a Mentor & Personal-Development Coach for those looking to get more out of life, and he also works at, what he calls the best University on the Planet, Wasatch Recovery Treatment Center as a Belief System Counselor. 

In 1989 he founded the non-profit, anti-drug entity Sly Dog “Drug Free That’s Me”, which features a sought-after education program for elementary schools. This program has encouraged over 100 thousand school-age students, emphasizing principles of positive self- talk, personal commitment, goal setting, and character building.

Todd is an author of the popular eBook “It’s Time to Start Living” available on Amazon. He also produces a popular Podcast on iTunes that he actually calls a Beliefcast that is geared toward high school and middle school aged kids. 

Todd has been married to his sweetheart for 27 years. They have four children and live a happy, busy life together.

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