Today we welcome to the show Kathryn Bryant and Julian Illman the dynamic duo from Brilliant Living HQ.

At Brilliant living HQ, Kathryn and Julian are dedicated to helping you take charge of your life, achieve your goals and aspirations and live a life you love by helping you develop the habits and mindset for happiness and success.

Their podcast, The Changeability Podcast, is top ranked in iTunes for good reason.

Released each week, the Changeability podcast contains discussions and interviews that look at practical mind management techniques, tactics and tools all of which are aimed at empowering and inspiring you to a happier more successful life or business.

Kathryn and Julian, welcome to the show.

Recommended book(s) for the show

Since I believe that reading is a necessary part of becoming a BRAND New You, I ask all of my guests what non-fiction book are you either reading now or just recently finished.

Julian is currently reading a book written by Hilary Mantel called:

Wolf Hall (Affiliate link)

Summary – Documents the rise to power of Thomas Cromwell.  England in the 1520s is a heartbeat from disaster. If the king dies without a male heir, the country could be destroyed by civil war. Henry VIII wants to annul his marriage of twenty years and marry Anne Boleyn. The pope and most of Europe opposes him. Into this impasse steps Thomas Cromwell: a wholly original man, a charmer and a bully, both idealist and opportunist, astute in reading people, and implacable in his ambition. But Henry is volatile: one day tender, one day murderous. Cromwell helps him break the opposition.

Kathryn is currently reading a book written by Bruce Lipton Ph.D. called:

The Biology of Belief  (Affiliate link)

Summary – Bruce Lipton Ph.D. teams up with Hay House to bring his message to an even wider audience. This book is a groundbreaking work in the field of new biology, and it will forever change how you think about thinking.

Through the research of Dr. Lipton and other leading-edge scientists, stunning new discoveries have been made about the interaction between your mind and body and the processes by which cells receive information. It shows that genes and DNA do not control our biology, that instead DNA is controlled by signals from outside the cell, including the energetic messages emanating from our thoughts.


We cover a lot of ground in this podcast by reviewing Kathryn's book, Changeability.  A top rate book on how your mind impacts everything in our lives and how we can use it to realize our dreams.

But our dreams don't just happen.  It takes effort on your part which of course starts with taking the first step.  We talk a lot about how our mindset impacts our ability to take that first step.  Which begs the question:

“Are you your own worst enemy?”

Is it possible that your thoughts instead of someone else higher up in the corporate ladder might actually be holding you back?

Albert Einstein once said:

“The measure of intelligence is the ability to change.”

Changeability is all about our ability to change. If you think about it, our success in life, in business or in our careers comes down to our changeability. The ability to change our attitudes, to change our mindset.

We may not like to admit it but we all have limiting beliefs. Digging deep and discovering those limiting beliefs is the first step in overcoming them. However to become mindful of these beliefs we first need to understand our vision.


What is your vision?

Kathryn tells us one of the key things she has noticed with people who are successful in their work is their mindset and the vision they have of what they want to achieve.

Do you know people like this at work? People who appear to be singularly focused on one goal or one position.

Believe it or not, those people aren’t machines. They've simply taken the time to define their vision so they know what they want, they’ve set their mind on it and they have a plotted a course to get there.

Are you like these folks or are you more like the majority of people who go through life without a vision of what they want to become?  If so, it’s ok. You know why? Because guess who controls your vision?

That’s right you do. And the great thing about this?  Because you control it, you can also change it.

This won’t happen however without a conscience effort on your part. You need to take some time for yourself which could start with something as simple as being silent.

Try it out. Make some quiet time for yourself today and think about the possibilities. Think about where you are and where you want to go.

If you’re already thinking you don’t have any time, guess what? congratulations. You’ve just discovered a limiting belief. We all have the same 168 hours in a week. I don’t get any more time to think than you do, which I why I said MAKE some time for yourself today.

Ask yourself, What do you really want out of life, your business or your career?

Once you know what you want, once you have that vision, you can begin to set your goals, and start moving towards them.

Now I admit this is not an easy process to do. Why? Because too often you become overwhelmed with everything going on in your life that you forget about the one person who can have the most impact on it, which of course is you.

This is exactly what the phrase “Seeing the forest through the trees” means. The trees you see are from the daily grind going on all around you. If you focus on the trees, you won’t see the forest. You won’t be able to create a vision for yourself.

Kathryn explains that a vision without goals is essentially a dream. If you want to take control of your life you need to set your vision, establish your goals determine your next steps and start marching forward.

Julian believes taking that first step can be the hardest part.


All of us are capable of so much more in our lives. Unfortunately, not all of us will realize our full potential.

What is it you are wishing for?  Take the time to figure it out and, more importantly, figure out what you need to do to turn your “wish” into a vision, a goal and a reality.

You can do this. Say it out loud and often. You can become a brand new you. If you put your mind and your feet on it.

As you go about the rest of your day today I want to you to keep this common phrase in mind that I’m going to change slightly.  I think Kathryn and Julian would approve.

“Be mindful of what you wish for because you just might get it.”

Kathryn and Julian thank you for being on the show today.  Your wisdom and insights will help us all grow personally and enable us to one become a Brand New You.


If you would like to learn more about Kathryn and Julian the best way for you to reach is them via the following methods.

Website: Brilliant Living HQ


Twitter: @BrilliantLvngHQ

Podcast:  The Changeability Podcast

Book: Changeability – Manage Your Mind Change your life

Facebook Group:

Julian's Mindfulness course:  A beginners guide to mindfulness meditation

Changeability Starter Kit


Kathryn and Julian leave us with these final thoughts.

“Sit down and think about what it is you want.  What does your perfect day look like?  What does your perfect life look like if you could do what you want because so many people don't.”

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