016: Former Alcoholic Reveals How to Break Any Addiction or Bad Habit – Annie Grace

Annie Grace is no stranger to success whether it is in business or personal matters. At 26, Annie was the youngest Vice President in a multinational company and her drinking career began in earnest. At 35, in a global C-level marketing role she was responsible for 28 countries and drinking almost two bottles of wine a night.

Annie didn’t want to live life in a daily battle for sobriety. To live a life avoiding temptation. She didn’t want her entire existence to revolve around alcohol. She wanted to take the power away from alcohol rather than make it a reward she was depriving herself of. She wanted freedom from alcohol. She wanted change. To find another way. And she did.

Annie Grace authored; “This Naked Mind: Control Alcohol, Find Freedom, Discover Happiness And Change Your Life.” Her book reprograms your unconscious allowing you to break free from alcohol. Countless hours of research went into the writing of the book – it breaks down how alcohol changes us both physically and mentally.null

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3 Key Points:

  1. Ask questions about what you like about your habit or addiction
  2. Be OK with feeling “negative” emotions.  Many times we use substances when we think it’s somehow bad or wrong to feel bad
  3. Ask questions about your questions…

Show Notes

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  • [02:12] – Annie shares how she became an alcoholic and why people end up forming a bad habit or addiction
    • How the subconscious and logical mind often become unaligned
  • [03:28] – Why Annie’s book “The Naked Mind” works for breaking just about any bad habit… sugar addictions, pornography addictions, food addictions… etc.
  • [05:40] – Annie explains when she hit the low point of her life and how she was able to RE-DEFINE her life and rise to another peak success… even after she left her successful career!
    • Annie’s son said this one thing that turned her life around
    • She actually started writing her book on her international flights!
  • [08:33] – The pivotal decisions that allowed Annie to recover and remain successful
    • How Annie ditched her “map” and succeeded faster without a detailed plan…
    • How to act and move forward even when you aren’t sure you’ll be successful.
  • [10:16] – How to hear and trust our “inner voice” that guides us in life
  • [11:45] – How to stay on the path… and know when you’re supposed to… even when you face adversity
    • And when to know when to give up and change paths
    • Why not having a “backup plan” can actually accelerate your success.
  • [14:27] – How to recover from severe disappointments and setbacks without buckling under the pressure
  • [16:50] – Why we’re not actually at 100%… even when we think we are
    • And why it’s important to stay with your emotions rather than making a knee-jerk reaction
  • [18:08] – Believing our feelings are bad is one of the biggest triggers for addiction
  • [19:08] – Instead of asking yourself if you have a problem or if life is bad enough… you should ask yourself – is it GOOD enough?
  • [20:09] – The first step to getting rid of a bad habit or addiction
  • [24:56] – The Next steps for getting rid of bad habits
    • What questions you need to ask yourself to create a breakthrough moment.
  • [28:33] – How Annie wrote a successful book and the 3 shocking surprises she encountered along the way!
  • [32:21] – Why you need to hire someone that’s you’re OPPOSITE
  • [34:50] – Why telling other people your goals is vital to success
  • [35:50] – What Annie would do different if she could do things over again
  • [36:17] – The best advice Annie has ever received
  • [37:04] – The success habit Annie has that causes her to succeed
  • [38:08] – How Slack and Trello saved Annie’s business
  • [38:49] – How you can take Annie’s FREE 30-day experiment
  • [40:11] – What book helped Annie the best to figure out the online marketing world
    • Dot Com Secrets by Russel Bronson
  • [40:46] – How you can find Annie!  

Awesome Resources!

1) The Goal Setting Guide: Learn how to set goals and actually accomplish them within 90 days!

2) The Novo Method Success Pack: Create rapid success by learning how to overcome your mental blocks… then build your best body using my proven nutrition, cardio, and weight training program.

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