Don’t Be Fooled By Your Controlling Mind: Save Your Life and Your Relationships [Excerpt]

You know your mind is controlling, right?

It’ll lead you round the mulberry bush following a dream that isn’t yours. Make you bossy and annoying to be around. And it’s the reason we never feel like we’re good enough.

It’s the mind’s nature to be controlling. There’s nothing wrong with it. But boy it can be useful to know.

So useful that our new book has a whole chapter on it. Because until you know just how controlling your mind is, it’s hard to get out from under its influence.

Here is an excerpt from, Whose Mind Is It Anyway? Get Out Of Your Head and Into Your Life.


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WHOSEMINDControlsample_Page_10To read more about Whose Mind Is It Anyway? visit the Franco and Lisa website here. Check out the fabulous specials if you order before June 7. They include things like:

  • Free decks of Reach Your Big Calm Cards.
  • Relationship ebook.
  • Inspirational posters.
  • Go in the draw to win coaching with me, or one of two original pieces of art.
  • Free download of Franco’s CD when it’s available later this year.
  • ‘Do Nothing’ Meditation ebook.

And thanks to everyone who’s already ordered. Sales over the next few weeks are particularly key in boosting a new book.

Oh, and some good news! Last week our editor told us a truckload of books have already been ordered by retailers. Not sure how big a truck. But a truck people!



PPS: In case you missed it, here’s the 2-minute book trailer we made. It’s super cute!

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  1. I’ve pre-ordered on Amazon and will get the paperback on the day of release, June 7th. WhoooHooooo!


  2. I made the bloody mistake of following my heart and see where it got me..

    • Hi Anna,
      I’ve never known our heart to lead us astray and I’m sorry you feel that way. This isn’t to say that life isn’t messy or without pain. But the pain is always more to do with our thoughts. You sound like you’re in a lot of pain, and I guess one other thought that occurs to me is remember that when we’re in the middle of a messy situation that’s not always the best place to judge it from. Please take care of yourself. I hope you’ll read the book, I’m wondering if your definition of heart and mine are slightly different. When I say heart, I mean your intuition. That deep down hunch you get to do something. Lots of love, Lisa.

  3. I’ve been listening to my mind for so long that I am having a hard time breaking free from it. It is like i forgot how to have fun, and am afraid of what people will think. I have read your book and Amy Johnsons book, also the untethered soul aswell as the lazy mans way to enlightenment. Is there a way to put these things into action and apply them?

    • Hi Dave, Lisa here. Thanks for saying hi. The only way I know, and that I find effective, is just to notice that it’s my mind saying these things. I don’t mean in a mindfulness way, where you try and do it all the time. But when you’re feeling angst or whatever and a bit desperate, or whatever it is for you, if in that moment it occurs to you that it’s all just Mind talk, something eases up. It doesn’t sound like much. And I like I said it’s not something you have to do all the time- that’s a recipe for setting ourself up for feeling bad at not being present etc. what happens is that over time you naturally realize it’s just your silly old mind over working and it’s easier to ignore. Hope that helps! And I hope this is readable, I’m typing on my cell phone while new baby (7weeks old) sleeps.

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