Episode 50: Your Internal Guide to OPTIMAL HAPPINESS and HEALTH with Zen Cryar-DeBrucke

Zen Cryar-DeBrücke is an internationally renowned inspirational teacher, speaker, author and coach. Her passion is teaching people to tap into their innate inner guidance to generate consistent, successful results in life. The result is replacing exhaustion, anxiety, fear and dread with ease, joy, flow and fulfillment. Zen's programs have helped thousands of people all over the world transform their lives for the better, with sustained positive changes in their business and personal lives. Her compassion radiates through her work, and her style is down to earth, practical, humorous and wise.

The key to her success came when she decoded her own Internal Guidance System (IGS) and learned that everyone was born with a factory installed Inner GPS. She provides direct experience of the IGS through her courses, speaking, coaching and books.

Zen is a member of the Transformational Leadership Council, which is made up of leaders, CEOs, movie producers, speakers, authors, and others who are changing the world and having a huge impact. TLC includes such luminaries as Jack Canfield, Steven Covey, and Marianne Williamson. Her best-selling book, Your Inner GPS: Use your Internal Guidance to find happiness, health and satisfaction, illustrates how to tune in to and follow our own natural-born instinct for fulfillment and how to let this inner wisdom guide us straight to success. She was a founder and CEO of one of the first Internet design companies in the world. The company, in a four-year period, quickly grew from $250,000 to $4,000,000. She is known for creating innovative online strategies that are simple and work for fortune 500 companies, including Applied Materials, IBM, Electronic Arts, BP and VISA.

Taking tips off of an old school cassette that was given to her in 1993, Zen opens with describing to us how “Each of us has an internal guidance system that expands when we are on track with what we desire to happen, and contracts when we don’t.” I‘m sure we can all somehow correlate to this statement, which brings us to our next point, finding that personal quality about yourself that you've been meaning to “change,” but just haven't gotten around to yet.

Deciding not to start small, but to jump right in, Zen shares with us her personal trait she knew had to go…jealousy.

“I always felt myself get jealous when I saw my boyfriend talking to other women, but it turns out, through using my internal guidance system, that I wasn't jealous. I was insecure.”

“I started looking at my own value, the things that I brought to the table”

It’s important to make sure you are working on the right thing, she tells us, to know the difference between issues and what the next steps are to finding and following your IGS (inner guidance system.)

Zen then walks us through a short meditation to allow us to feel the difference between telling ourselves we do NOT have an internal guidance system and then the lightening of telling ourselves, that we DO have an internal guidance system.

Although this may be new to most, it is a great first step to learning how to listen to your body.

Comparing it to the “hot & cold game” we used to play as young kids, Zen says that the IGS works similarly. Just like in the game, when you were getting closer the the object you want you are opening yourself up, but when you were drifting away or otherwise “losing” you are contracting and closing yourself off, which is never the feeling we ultimately want.

We all have an IGS, it’s about time you look for yours.

You know what they say once you do… “Finders, keepers.”

In This Episode You Will Learn About:

  • Your Internal GPS (IGS)
  • Optimal happiness and health
  • Listening to your body
  • Jealousy vs. insecurity
  • The contrast between expanding and contracting
  • Understanding how your mind works
  • Finding inner peace


Looking for more guidance on how to find your own, find her at zeninamoment.com for coaching and training.

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