Shiny Minds Show

Shiny Unsal

Shiny Minds are enlightened minds. When we have Shiny Minds, we combine the power of our mind with the wisdom of our heart. We make conscious, heartfelt and wise decisions. We become better. We serve the world better.

Build yourself a Shiny Mind and maximize your true potential with the science-backed strategies from NLP, Neuroscience, ICF Coaching, Leadership, Communication, Emotional Intelligence, Heart Science, Positive Psychology, Quantum Physics, Metaphysics, Cosmology and my very own Neuro-Shine Technology™.

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Today, I would love to talk to you about your emotions, your primary basic emotions. You know, as part of emotional intelligence, your self-awareness, meaning, being aware of your emotions, how you feel, why you feel that way and what others feel, and why they feel that way, is your number one skill. And knowing how to name your emotions is the first part of that emotional self-awareness. Because what ends up happening most of the time is that we mix emotions we label them incorrectly. When you feel sad, you might say: "I'm frustrated". When you feel angry, you can say that, "Oh my God, I am just so disgusted". So, if you are using these mixed feelings, and mixed emotions and incorrect labeling of your emotions, you'll never be able to understand yourself at a deeper level. For that reason, I want to talk about this wheel of emotions that Robert Plutchik created back in 2001 so that you can become even more aware about your emotions.  And if you are ready, let's go! Made with love ❤️ for a better world, with more love ❤️ and #ShinyMinds. by Shiny Burcu Unsal

Dec 2

10 min 21 sec

Today is Thanksgiving. And I love ❤️ giving thanks to people, places and all the growth opportunities in my life and feeling grateful 🙏 for and truly loving my life. And for this reason, I would love to talk to you about something I am so GRATEFUL for changing my life, NLP. And why Neuro-Linguistic Programming is going to make you even more smarter. I have been teaching NLP since 2011. So far, I have certified more than 500 practitioners and master practitioners in over 25 countries in the world. And what I know about NLP is that, including myself, it just makes you become smarter because now you have more tools and more expansive thinking and it gives you bigger perspective, it expands your mind, it expands your understanding, your world view, your understanding about how the mind works, how language dictates your reality, how you can decode and recode your behaviors. It is just this amazing, magical tool set that you can use in every aspect of your life. And, today, I am going to share 3 reasons why you're absolutely going to become even more smarter when you learn NLP. And if you are ready, let's go! Made with love ❤️ for a better world, with more love ❤️ and #ShinyMinds. by Shiny Burcu Unsal   HAPPY THANKSGIVING.🤗   #NLP #HappyThanksgiving

Nov 25

7 min 34 sec

Let's talk about Energy - Quantum Physics and Human Behaviors. We're gonna go deep today. Did you know that you can literally measure, see, and take a picture of your energy? It's called Kirlian photography. There are different ways to look at energy. We can talk about your aura, we can talk about the energy that you carry, we can talk about the energy and information flow which is your mind, and we can also go to the science of it and take a look at the subatomic particles of yours and understand the structure of the universe and apply it to your human behaviors. That's exactly what I am going to do today. And if you are ready let's begin! Made with love ❤️ for a better world, with more love ❤️ and #ShinyMinds. by Shiny Burcu Unsal #Energy #QuantumPhysics #HumanBehaviors #Mindset

Nov 18

7 min 32 sec

Today, I would love to talk to you about Critical Thinking and how it can be easily mixed with criticizing. You know, you're gonna hear from a lot of people that critical thinking is a necessary skill set. Especially, if you are a leader and if you are leading teams, projects and businesses. And there is also this concept of giving feedback which is also considered as criticism. Those are very similar words and concepts and yet, they're so different from each other and that's why I would love to bring clarity to these concepts.  If you are ready let's go! Made with love ❤️ for a better world, with more love ❤️ and #ShinyMinds. by Shiny Burcu Unsal

Nov 11

4 min 3 sec

Today we are gonna talk about distortion. If you have watched one of my previous videos, it is called "5 mental blocks that you don't even know you have", I am talking about distortion as one of your mental blocks.  And today I am going to share some ideas with you how you can intentionally reverse engineer that mental block of distortion so that you can use it to your benefit, so that you can actually use the power of it to get more out of yourself, to get more in your life.  If you are ready let's go! Made with love ❤️ for a better world, with more love ❤️ and #ShinyMinds. by Shiny Burcu Unsal

Nov 4

6 min 53 sec

Today I want to talk to you about creativity because you know creativity is a very advanced, high level function of your brain. And in order for you to be more creative you need to let go of the known.  If you are someone like me who is doing a lot of analysis, a lot of strategy work, a lot of calculations then of course you are using more of the left part of your brain and that can limit your creativity. The way you need to expand your thinking and move towards the right part of your brain requires different activities. And that's what I am going to share with you today. If you are ready let's go! Made with love ❤️ for a better world, with more love ❤️ and #ShinyMinds. by Shiny Burcu Unsal

Oct 28

4 min 54 sec

Today I would love to talk to you about your mind. Your mind is a meaning making machine. Even though you are not aware it is still creating meaning. It is still making judgements and they are all automatic. And there are actually, basically 5 processes that happen so fast. Even when you are watching and listening to me right now those 5 processes are happening. And I do want you to become aware of all these 5 processes because I am telling you they are going to literally change your life. When you become aware of how your mind works, what are the mechanics behind your thoughts and language and behaviors you are going to be a much more conscious, much more aware human being. And you are going to catch yourself when you need to. And you are going to create much more effective meaningful and powerful decisions. If you are ready let's go! Made with love ❤️ for a better world, with more love ❤️ and #ShinyMinds. by Shiny Burcu Unsal

Oct 21

9 min 6 sec

Today I want to talk to you about getting hurt, why you really truly get hurt. And this topic, I know it may sound very basic but I do want you to understand some of the things that you may not think about. As part of my trainings and coaching programs I have had the privilege of serving thousands of people and explaining them human psychology. And today I would love to tell you just 3 reasons you might be missing and you might be letting yourself experience more negative emotions than you deserve. And with your permission I am going to be a little bit direct with you and I am going to start right now if you are ready! Made with love ❤️ for a better world, with more love ❤️ and #ShinyMinds. by Shiny Burcu Unsal

Oct 14

4 min 39 sec

Today's topic is negotiation.  You know if you ask my opinion life is a negotiation, literally.  Your relationships are negotiations. Your achievements are negotiations. Everything that you have in your life is some sort of a negotiation. And this topic of negotiation does not have to be so serious and so "businesy" or so rigid.  It can be flexible. It can mean some other fun things and it can actually make you feel excited. And that's why I would love to bring some unpopular ideas to the topic of negotiation. Because I'm sure when you go to world of Google, when you just google "Negotiation" you are going to find many many ways to negotiate. My take on negotiation is a little bit more heart centered. If you are ready let's go! Made with love ❤️ for a better world, with more love ❤️ and #ShinyMinds. by Shiny Burcu Unsal

Oct 7

8 min 28 sec

Today we are going to talk about productivity.  Who doesn't want to be more productive? Right? I do. So I am hoping that you do too. Therefore I put together 4 areas of our life and I am going to share some ideas how you can be even more productive and how you can achieve even more in those areas by spending even less time.  Ready? Let's go! Made with love ❤️ for a better world, with more love ❤️ and #ShinyMinds. by Shiny Burcu Unsal

Sep 30

7 min 38 sec

I am a leadership professor at UCLA Extension. And that's exactly what we are going to talk about today. We are gonna talk about leadership. We are gonna talk about 7 C's of leadership to be specific. This is my content that I have been teaching at UCLA Extension since 2012. 7 C's of leadership is going to give you the framework of your leadership skills and qualities that you can look and evaluate and then improve.  If you are ready, let's go! Made with love ❤️ for a better world, with more love ❤️ and #ShinyMinds. by Shiny Burcu Unsal

Sep 23

8 min 16 sec

This tool, if you are a coach, is something that you can use with your clients.  You can use it as an assessment tool and you can literally ask your clients:  "How satisfied and fulfilled are you in this specific area of your life from 1 to 10? 1 is the lowest, 10 is the highest." So if you are ready, let's go! Made with love ❤️ for a better world, with more love ❤️ and #ShinyMinds. by Shiny Burcu Unsal

Sep 16

4 min 10 sec

Today's topic is multiple intelligences.  If you've ever heard about the theory of multiple intelligences by Howard Gardner, he actually wrote about it way back in 1980's. It was 1983 that he came up with this theory of multiple intelligences.  And after that we started talking about not only IQ, but also EQ and also social intelligence, spiritual intelligence, linguistic intelligence. So, we are gonna talk a lot about them. So, get ready and let's dive in! Made with love ❤️ for a better world, with more love ❤️ and #ShinyMinds. by Shiny Burcu Unsal

Sep 9

7 min 46 sec

As you know as the proud creator of Neuro-Shine Technology™ my number one goal is to invite everybody to maximize their potential.  And for that I have a very simple and yet effective formula for change, which is:  CHANGE = AWARENESS X WILLINGNESS And if we go a little bit deeper into the topic of change there are other things I would love to share with you. If you are ready let's go! Made with love ❤️ for a better world, with more love ❤️ and #ShinyMinds. by Shiny Burcu Unsal

Sep 2

6 min 29 sec

Today we are talking about personal branding.  You might be thinking "What's up with Shiny Minds Show and personal branding?"  Well! The creator of Shiny Minds Show has done some personal branding and has done some marketing! Before starting my own company, my own business, I was in the world of marketing and branding for a decade. I worked with personal brands, corporate brands and fortune 500 brands. So based on my experience, which is 20 years by now, I am also helping individuals create their personal brands. There is a correlation between understanding human psychology and branding. Right? And there is also a relationship between how you think and how your language dictates your reality and how you can all create your personal branding with the way you look, you talk, you walk.  So that's why today I will share 4 C's of personal branding so that you can think about your own personal branding from a different perspective. If you are ready, let's talk about them! Made with love ❤️ for a better world, with more love ❤️ and #ShinyMinds ... by Shiny Burcu Unsal

Aug 26

7 min 2 sec

I am here to create Neuro-Shine Moments™. So that you can have a Shiny Mind™. And today's topic is "How Not To Give Up When Things Get Messy, Challenging, Rough, Tough and Turbulent". Okay? You got me. You know, you have goals. You have dreams and you wanna grow. You wanna achieve things. You wanna go to your next level. You wanna change your career. You wanna maybe move to another city, to another country. Maybe you wanna start a relationship. Maybe you wanna start a business. Maybe you wanna end a business or end the relationship. There is always something that we want to do. And of course when we are in progress, in process things get messy, things get tangled up, things get harder than we have ever imagined. So at those times we might pause and think like "What am I doing? Why am I doing this? Is it really worth it? I am just gonna give up!" And sometimes there is a context. When it is a smarter idea to give up and to let go.  For example: I am sure you heard about Arianna Huffington, the founder of Huffington Post. When she wrote her book about Thrive when she was talking about her goals and how it is important to sleep eight hours and she also mentioned that she discovered that it was important for her to let go of some of the goals that were not serving her.  For example to learn another language. She had it on her to do list for the longest time, for years and years and years. And that goal was pressuring her. And it was not going to change the quality of her life. It wasn't going to add anything. When she sat down and paused, when she asked herself: "Is it really worth it? Shall I keep it or shall I give up?" So she decided she needs to give up. And that was very on point. Just like this, you might have some goals and dreams that you have set for yourself. And when you think about it maybe they are not the right goals for you right now. And when they are the right ones, there are ways to tackle them and not to give up. If you are ready, let's talk about them! Made with love ❤️ for a better world, with more love ❤️ and #ShinyMinds. by Shiny Burcu Unsal

Aug 19

7 min 18 sec

Today's topic is complaining. We are gonna talk about why you complain. What are some psychological and neurological reasons, you find yourself complaining and nagging and just like this energy coming out of your body like bursting into sometimes anger and frustration. You get me? So there are ways to understand your reasoning and there are ways to stop it and convert it into more productive activities. If you are ready let's go! Made with love ❤️ for a better world, with more love ❤️ and #ShinyMinds. by Shiny Burcu Unsal

Aug 12

7 min 18 sec

You know with this Shiny Minds Show my purpose is to create Shiny Minds™. And that's why it is the name of my show. And when we create Shiny Minds™ it is a fact that that shine comes from your inner light. And of course life happens and that inner light of yours might get a little bit dusty sometimes. There are ways to keep your light shining and there are ways to actually stop any other dark lights to dim your inner light. You know how negative information, naysayers, complainers and people who actually tell you that "You can't do stuff, you are not good enough" even your family or friends, even though they may not intent to sometimes they create that inner feeling for you. So those type of things are what I am talking about as those darkness or dusty lights. Okay? They can interfere with your own inner shine. So today I am going to share 3 ways how you can stop and not let any of these negative information dim your inner light. If you are ready, let's go! Made with love ❤️ for a better world, with more love ❤️ and #ShinyMinds. by Shiny Burcu Unsal

Aug 5

5 min 43 sec

Hey {{first_name}}, Today's topic is meditation. We are going to go to deeper places in your mind. And we are definitely going to talk about "why?".  I get that question a lot: "Shiny, why do I need to meditate? Why do I need to do that? That's boring." And I also hear a lot that you know people when they try to meditate they fall into sleep, they literally cannot put it together. And I was like that too when I first started meditating.  And so I decided to put together a video and explain to you a little bit with more scientifically why you need to meditate like what is the benefit of it to you really.  If you're ready let's go! Made with love ❤️ for a better world, with more love ❤️ and #ShinyMinds. by Shiny Burcu Unsal

Jul 15

6 min 50 sec

Today I would love to talk to you about your spark, the juice of life, your excitement, your enthusiasm and how you can feel alive.  It can be a topic you may not even think about. Because you are on autopilot. You're in the like doing, doing, doing, doing mode and you forget like "Okay! Why am I doing all that?" Right? "What is the purpose?"  So, the idea of having your spark and bringing the joy back into your life is going to improve the quality of your life immensely. And as you improve your quality of your life you also improve your overall energy and with your energy you also improve the quality of your relationships. And they can deepen and become even more meaningful.  If you ready I have some ideas. Let's go! Made with love ️ for a better world, with more love ❤️ ️ and #ShinyMinds. by Shiny Burcu Unsal

Jul 8

6 min 24 sec

Hey {{first_name}}, Today I would love to talk to you about your environment. What's going on in your environment? What are you hearing? What are you seeing? What is your mind consuming and how is it all affecting you? There is a full science behind environment and the environmental effects as external factors and if you don't know anything about it you might be unconsciously feeding yourself with the wrong kind of information, with the wrong kind of conversations and the wrong kind of things to look at. Trust me they matter and unconsciously they shape everything for you. So, if you ready I'm going to share some information. Let's go! Made with love ❤️ for a better world, with more love ❤️ and #ShinyMinds. by Shiny Burcu Unsal

Jul 1

7 min 8 sec

Today our topic is accountability; which is one of the biggest reasons why a person wants to work with a coach. Did you know that accountability matters 80 percent of your actions and goal achievement? Did you know that accountability actually is a big part of your integrity? So, as part of my coaching certification trainings which is approved by International Coaching Federation (ICF) we talk a lot about accountability, we talk a lot about taking action and actually be accountable for it. And that accountability in the long run becomes integrity. Right? Are you doing what you are saying that you are going to do? Are you doing it at the time that you are saying that you are going to do? That is a very very critical point in your life to get things done and hold yourself accountable does comes with some challenges. So, as a coach trainer, as somebody who has been doing this for more than 9 years now I have some ideas to share with you.  Ready? Let's go! Made with love ❤️️ for a better world, with more love ❤️️ and #ShinyMinds. by Shiny Burcu Unsal

Jun 24

3 min 33 sec

Let's talk about responsibility today. What a heavy topic! Iggh.. I'm gonna make it lighter. Listen. There is a big phenomena out there, we all know it: The law of attraction. And we read the book. Did you read the book? The "Secret". Right? I did. And then, I was like "Well, this sounds so easy and so simple. You just you know think about it, put it out to the universe and boom! The universe brings all that to you. Hmmm...??? Not so much. Because the law attraction and the book "Secret" is actually missing a very big element in the process which is the mindset of responsibility and that's exactly what I want to talk about today. I have 3 reasons why you need to first be responsible and own on your own life before going into that mindset of flow and asking the universe to do its magic in your life. If you are ready, let's go! Made with love ❤️ for a better world, with more love ❤️ and #ShinyMinds. by Shiny Burcu Unsal

Jun 17

7 min 41 sec

Let's talk about video games today.  You will be like "What? I thought this channel is for personal and professional development." Yes, it is.  We are going to look at your life as a video game and I am going to share some ideas why it is a brilliant idea to look at your own life as a video game.  Are you ready? Let's go! Made with love ❤️ for a better world, with more love ❤️ and #ShinyMinds. by Shiny Burcu Unsal

Jun 10

5 min 10 sec

Today we are going to create Neuro-Shine Moments™ for you because we are gonna talk about comparison. You know how you have this like "I am not good enough" syndrome or you hear from somebody talking about "Ooo I am not good enough and here is why...." Well. We are gonna put an end to all of it today. Because we are going to reverse engineer all that and we are going to create comparison as one of the greatest mindset tools you can ever use for yourself. Ready? Let's go! Made with love ❤️ for a better world, with more love ❤️ and #ShinyMinds. by Shiny Burcu Unsal

Jun 3

5 min 49 sec

Today I would love to shine those cute, little neurons of yours and create shiny minds together with you by talking a little bit deeper about amygdala. You know in one of my previous videos we talked about 4 functions of amygdala and I gave you examples of how amygdala can prevent you having greater and deeper relationships. Right? So today I would love to talk to you more about why you need to become friends with people's amygdala, why it is important and how it can help you. If you haven't watched that previous video yet I am going to put its link here. So you can go through that first and then watch this video. Ready? Let's go!   Made with love ❤️ for a better world, with more love ❤️ and #ShinyMinds. by Shiny Burcu Unsal

May 27

4 min 31 sec

You know what a Neuro-Shine Technology Coach™ does. That person creates Neuro-Shine Moments™ for you so that combining those Neuro-Shine Moments™ you can have more awareness and create a Shiny Mind for yourself. And that happens only when you know more about your mind and how it works. A big part of your mental world has something to do with your organ, brain. Right?  So you're thinking what you mean like I thought my mind and brain are the same. They are not the same? Your mind is the energy and information flow. Your brain is the organ that allows you to have that. So when you look at your brain you will understand that this organ actually has some departments and its departments together they form your intelligence, your mental health, your functioning in life and anything that you do: your mindset, your language, behaviors, relationships and quality of your life. When you look at your brain and divide the brain into 3 levels you see primitive level, emotional level and cognitive level.  Today we're gonna talk about the primitive level. We're gonna talk about amygdala. And I am going to teach you 4 functions of amygdala.  Ready? Let's go. Made with love ❤️️ for a better world, with more love ❤️️ and #ShinyMinds. by Shiny Burcu Unsal

May 20

6 min 42 sec

Today's topic is transition, transitioning from one activity to the other. This is such a subtle behavior that can be totally forgotten or missed. And if you miss this teeny, tiny, subtle behavior, this little activity of transitioning to another activity, it can really create problems like burnouts and anxiety, and not enjoying what you're doing. So it's really important to pay attention and study your own mental world, so that you can really enjoy all your activities and crush them. Are you ready to talk about them? Let's go! Made with love ❤️ for a better world, with more love ❤️ and #ShinyMinds. by Shiny Burcu Unsal

May 13

6 min 31 sec

Today I would love to talk to you about the common excuses and how you can prevent them to get in to you.  You know how you hear people talking about excuses and how they complain and how they can put the blame on someone, something or they cannot find the way to go through them like bust through them. And you sometimes are affected by them. And sometimes that's you who is complaining and who is coming up with these excuses. And sometimes you're the one affecting yourself. So, for that reason I wanna talk to you about some great ideas. So that you know how to catch those excuses and how you can navigate your life with them. Ready? Let's go! Made with love ❤️ for a better world, with more love ❤️ and #ShinyMinds . by Shiny Burcu Unsal

May 6

6 min 29 sec

Today we are talking about shininess and happiness :) 😊  I want to talk about the subject of happiness which is central to our human conditioning. It's one of the hottest topics we all want to talk and have more of, and still yet, what do we know about happiness? Right? For that reason, today I would love to go to the science of happiness and I would love to talk to you about positive psychology's understanding of happiness. And I'm going to bring a model that is called PERMA Model by Dr. Martin Seligman who is the co-founder of positive psychology. And we are gonna talk about 5 components that make you happy. Ready? Let's go! Made with love ❤️ for a better world, with more love ❤️ and #ShinyMinds . by Shiny Burcu Unsal

Apr 29

5 min 53 sec

Would you like to be Mr. or Mrs. Popular Or Profitable? 🤔 Today we're going to create more Neuro-Shine Moments™ for you by talking about popularity and profitability.  Sometimes we wonder which one should I choose? Should I choose popularity or should I choose profitability?  I gotta tell you. As a high school popular, type A personality myself I always went after popularity. I mean it also comes with it. I am not going after it. It was coming with me and I thought it was my thing. I needed to be "Miss Popular". And then, one day I discovered profit. And that made me wonder. And today I wanna talk about popularity what it does and profitability what it does.  So that you can make your own decision. Ready? Let's go!   Made with love ❤️ for a better world, with more love ❤️ and #ShinyMinds . by Shiny Burcu Unsal

Apr 22

3 min 47 sec

Today I'm hoping to create those Shiny Moments™ you by talking about 4 ideas to let go. You know when you are too much in your head you get lost in your own over thinking and you do not know how to let go of that anxiety... Well... There are ways to do that. There are ways to let go of the mind and drop to the heart. As part of my Neuro-Shine Technology™, I developed a curriculum to teach you just that.  If you are ready, I have some ideas! Let's go!   Made with love ❤️ ️ for a better world, with more love ❤️ ️ and #ShinyMinds. by Shiny Burcu Unsal

Apr 15

5 min 51 sec

Today I would love to shine those neurons of yours by talking about why you need to communicate with question marks instead of periods. You know how you start a conversation and it is going well. All of a sudden something happens before you even realize what happens you are in an argument: This person tells you: "Don't tell me what to do!" And you are like: "No, I didn't tell you what to do". And you are confused... Sounds familiar?  Well those things happen automatically because our subconscious mind is picking up on subtle stuff. May be you are not intentionally creating this, obviously... But for some reason your selection of words, your tonality and your body language in your sentences create that outcome. And in order for you to refrain from these problems I have 4 reasons why you need to turn those sentences of yours into questions. If you are ready, let's go! Made with love ❤️  for a better world, with more love ❤️  and #shinyminds ... By Shiny Burcu Unsal

Apr 8

7 min 39 sec

Today, I am really going to make those neurons shine! Do you know how? I'm going to share a very very powerful technique of my Neuro-Shine Technology™ with you. It's called the Meaning Principle. It has two components and it helps you to shift your perspective when life throws lemons at you and you are like "okay what I'm going to do with this lemon?" Well here I'm. Ooo we're gonna do like a chocolate cover lemonade! And you are like: "What's that?" That's the thinking. It's about how you look at problems and turn them into opportunities and turn them into growth strategies. You're gonna love it and you're gonna wanna apply it every area of your life.  Are you ready, let's go! Made with love ❤️ for a better world, with more love ❤️ and #ShinyMinds . by Shiny Burcu Unsal

Apr 1

4 min 37 sec

  After covering Contextual Intelligence last week, I wanted to talk about Emotional Intelligence this week. Did you know that your heart sends more information to your brain than your brain sends to your heart? Your heart is powerful. Your heart is wise. And this little piece of information is very important for you, because: Yes your brain is very useful when it comes to solving problems, analyzing and being creative; and yet, if you are too much in the head, you lose the wisdom of your heart. Think about it, when you were born, you were just a heart/beat and you had all the wisdom you needed to become who you are today. Your brain developed later on. And if you are too much in the heart, then you might lose touch with your cognitive intelligence and that's also not good. What do you need then? You need a great balance between these two. That's why I created my Neuro-Shine Technology™ so that you could combine the power of your mind with the wisdom of your heart to maximize your potential and become very emotionally intelligent. And now, we are going to talk about 5 components of emotional intelligence. If you are ready, let's go! Made with love ❤️ for a better world, with more love ❤️  and #ShinyMinds . by Shiny Burcu Unsal P.S. If you would love to learn more about the language of emotional intelligence, you can click here.

Mar 25

8 min 7 sec

We are talking about Contextual Intelligence today. As part of my Neuro-Shine Technology™ mindset principles, one of my favorite topics / concepts is Contextual Intelligence. Because, when you think about human behaviors and how you give meaning to those human behaviors, you'll see that there is always a context in which the behavior has value. So if you miss the context, you miss the meaning. If you don't understand the details of the context, you don't understand the behavior. So, as part of human psychology and analysing human behaviors, I believe Contextual Intelligence is absolutely important and critical as a skill. And the good news is, you can develop it! Literally! You can fire and wire some cute little neurons in your #ShinyMind and create this very valuable and transformational Contextual Thinking.  If you are ready, I have a very simple yet powerful technique that I call the 6W1H that is going to summarize what Contextual Intelligence is to you. Shall we? Made with love ❤️  for a better world, with more love ❤️ and Shiny Minds in it. by Shiny Burcu Unsal ShinyUnsal.com 

Mar 18

7 min 43 sec

Today's topic is marketing. 7 P's of marketing. As you know, marketing has been around forever but as a discipline, it emerged back in the late 19th century. And the term "marketing" is known to be invented by Dr. Philip Kotler. He originally came up with 4 components of marketing. But in time, this mix has become 7. And I am going to cover all these 7 P's of marketing, starting from the very first one. If you are ready, let's begin! Made with love ❤️  for a better world, with more love ❤️ and #ShinyMinds in it... by Shiny Burcu Unsal

Mar 11

7 min 12 sec

Have you ever thought how your thoughts shape your destiny? Or how your habits shape the quality of your life? There is a sequence in which your thoughts become your habits and your habits become who you are and eventually they shape the direction of your destiny and define the quality of your life. I call it the circle of life, or the circle of destiny. And this week, I would love to talk to you about this sequential circle of your destiny so that you can design your most joyous and victorious destiny for your journey of life! If you are ready, let's go!   Made with love ❤️  for a better world with more love ❤️  and #ShinyMinds in it... by Shiny Burcu Unsal

Mar 4

7 min 52 sec

I've been teaching Leadership Communication Strategies at UCLA Extension since 2012. So I have a lot to say when it comes to leadership but I am going to keep it at four items so that we can really narrow it down and I can give you some very juicy, delicious, exceptional leadership skills. If you are ready, let's go! Made with love ❤️  for a better world with more love ❤️  and #ShinyMinds in it... by Shiny Burcu Unsal

Feb 25

7 min 2 sec

February feels like a month of relationships to me. Plus, we just had the Valentine's Day. Which means, technically, we are still in the period of LOVE ❤️ ...  So, I would love to talk about relationships with the focus on "why she isn't intimate with you anymore". We talked about the differences between masculine and feminine energy last week. We need to understand this topic a bit deeper so that we can dive into our relationships more intelligently.  Thus, I'll bring them up again because they are IM-POR-TANT and when we really get these differences we will be able to understand what might be wrong in our relationships and create solutions accordingly. And here is a very important note: You might be a gorgeous woman with a lot of masculine energy or a handsome man with more feminine energy. So these masculine and feminine energy qualities have nothing to do with your gender. And that's the trick. If you have too much of one, that can be a repelling effect in your relationship. So here they are again:   FEMININE ENERGY                          MASCULINE ENERGY Wants to be loved                             Wants freedom Wants to be owned                           Wants freedom Makes small things big                     Makes big things small Hangs on to things                            Let's go    Remembers                                        Forgets Wants to be understood                  Wants to be appreciated Wants to fill up the emptiness        Wants to empty out Stimulated by praise                         Stimulated by a good challenge     And now, let's talk about 3 reasons why she isn't intimate with you anymore. Ready? Let's go! Made with love ❤️ for a better world with more love ❤️ and #ShinyMinds in it... by Shiny Burcu Unsal

Feb 18

7 min 42 sec

We are only 3 days away from the world's most romantic day: Valentine's Day. In my opinion, Valentine's Day is a day that's dedicated to all the lovers in the world, including your own love for your beautiful self. It's the day we all pause and think and celebrate the existence and the importance of LOVE ❤️ in our lives. And again, this love doesn't have to be the love of someone else, it might as well be the love of our beautiful self for our beautiful self. The idea is LOVE. ❤️  And for that reason, today in my Shiny Blog, I would love to talk about love and share some insights about the differences between feminine and masculine energy so that we can all better understand the dynamics of our romantic relationships and specifically why men shut down in their relationships. To begin with, let's look at the differences between masculine and feminine energy: FEMININE ENERGY                          MASCULINE ENERGY Wants to be loved                             Wants freedom Wants to be owned                           Wants freedom Makes small things big                     Makes big things small Hangs on to things                            Let's go    Remembers                                        Forgets Wants to be understood                  Wants to be appreciated Wants to fill up the emptiness        Wants to empty out Stimulated by praise                         Stimulated by a good challenge     And now, let's talk about 3 reasons why men shut down. Ready? Let's go! Made with love ❤️ for a better world with more love ❤️ and #ShinyMinds in it... by Shiny Burcu Unsal  

Feb 11

7 min 18 sec

Today we're going to talk about asking permission. A subject that you may never even think about. Because it's so subtle in your communication. But the power of it is incredible. And today I'm going to share 3 tips with you and those are going to improve: 1) The quality of your communication 2) The quality of your relationships 3) The quality of your life Ready? Let's go! 🚀    Made with love ❤️ for a better world with more love ❤️ and #ShinyMinds in it... by Shiny Burcu Unsal

Feb 4

4 min 52 sec

As the proud creator of Neuro-Shine Technology™ and your Neuro-Shine Coach™, I am here to #shine those cute little neurons of yours. Today I am hoping to achieve that by talking about how to be consistent.  According to many different sources of statistics, consistency is one of the hardest achieved skills in the world. If you look at the high performers, they are the ones who are so good at building and maintaining their consistency. And guess what? I have 4 ideas to help you become even more consistent! Ready? Let's go! Made with love ❤️ for a better world with more love and #shinyminds ... By Shiny Burcu Unsal   #consistency

Jan 28

5 min 21 sec

Confidence is such a fluffy word, isn't it? It can mean anything to anyone. And yet we still struggle, sometimes, to boost it, to have it more. We are always looking for more ways to be more confident. As someone who is in the field of emotional intelligence, positive psychology and personal development for almost a decade now, my clients from all over the world ask me the same question over and over again: "Shiny, how can I have more confidence?" And that's why I've prepared this video for you today, because I have some ideas! Ready? Let's go! Made with love ❤️ for a better world with more love ❤️ and #shinyminds ... Shiny Burcu Unsal

Jan 21

6 min 27 sec

Today's topic is rejection. In my opinion, rejection is a bit overrated, don't you think? I mean it's such a big thing! We fear rejection. We have anxiety about rejection. We have nightmares about rejection and getting rejected... Oh my goodness, shiny'ness... I really believe it's overrated. And that's why today I'm going to share 3 unpopular ways to handle rejection. If you are ready, let's go! Made with love ❤️ for a better world with more love ❤️ and #ShinyMinds in it... by Shiny Burcu Unsal

Jan 14

4 min 43 sec

Happy 2021 everyone! 🎉  On this very first week of a fresh and fabulous year, I wanted to do something different and share one of my interviews with FORBES Coaches Council. I got invited to FORBES Coaches Council back in 2016 and since then I've been sharing my advise, my content and getting interviewed by Forbes on a variety of leadership, personal and professional development topics. This week, my topic is authenticity. As we are entering into a brand new chapter of life with 2021, I thought it'd be a pretty awesome idea to begin by designing a brand new chapter of our truthful, real and unapologetic being: our authenticity. Therefore, I'll be talking about three qualities to show up as your authentic self.  Ready? Let's go baby! To an authentic YOU in 2021!   Made with love ❤️ by FORBES & Shiny for a better world with more love ❤️  and #ShinyMinds ...

Jan 7

5 min 50 sec

My last episode of 2020 is all about claiming our power back and starting fresh for 2021! You know, we are still in this 2020, even though it's the last day of it. We started with Covid, and we experienced fires, earthquakes, protests, shutdowns, lockdowns, curfews and all kinds of unrest in the world.  And... We are still experiencing... As of today, December 31, 2020. So you might have lost your job. You might have lost your business. You might have your relationships, even your loved ones... Or the worst case scenario, You might have lost your touch with yourself and your inner power. And it's important to understand how you can claim and gain your power back so that nothing can stop you in 2021! And today, I want to focus on some strategies that can help you claim your power back, by starting my argument with the fact that everything that's been going on this year in 2020, with the Covid and the earthquakes and protests, they are all external.  I am aware we live in this world and external factors are important for our well being. And at the same time, what's even more important is your internal world. Because your power is absolutely nothing but internal.  So, I am going to start with my simple yet effective formula for change; which is: CHANGE = AWARENESS X WILLINGNESS When you apply this formula to anything you want to achieve in your life, you are going to receive fast and effective results. And that's why we are going to apply this formula to the strategies that I want to share with you today. Let's begin! Not only to the video but also to a Shiny, Bright and Brilliant, Fabulous, Delicious and Victorious, Healthy, Wealthy and Happy 2021 ahead! Made with love ❤️ ️ for a better world with more love ❤️ ️ and #ShinyMinds in it...

Dec 2020

7 min 45 sec

First of all, Happy Happy Holidays dear Shiny Minds! 🎉  I thought it'd be awesome to talk about our effect on others as we are wrapping up a very challenging 2020 that made us think and care about each other more than ever before. So we are talking about "charisma" today!  Who is charismatic? We are going to figure that out :) And I am going to share 3 signs that you are charismatic! As part of my Leadership Communication Strategies Class that I teach at UCLA Extension, charisma is a topic that we cover. And I gotta tell you that it's a really hot topic. We all have an idea about what charisma is and what it's not. And there are some undeniable aspects of charisma we will all agree upon. As you are enjoying your Christmas Eve with your loved ones, let me share my take on it and let's make those neurons of yours shine even brighter with joy! 😀  And here comes my three signs. Ready? Let's go! Once again, happy holidays and big warm hugs to your lovely day... 🤗    Made with LOVE ❤️ and GRATITUDE for SHINY MINDS ...   Shiny Burcu Unsal

Dec 2020

4 min 40 sec

As a Licensed Trainer of Neuro-Linguistic Programming™ since 2011 and an ICF Accredited Coach Trainer since 2014, I've studied and researched a lot about the neuroscience, how the mind works, how we generate communication and behaviors, how our language dictates our reality and overall how we can maximize our human potential. One thing I can tell you for sure is that, you can not not make assumptions. Which means that your brain is wired to make assumptions. A ton of them. All the time! All of your beliefs, all of your ideas and opinions at the core, are nothing but your assumptions. They are only in your world and they belong only to you. Not anybody else. That's why we call them assumptions.  And sometimes they are not really helpful.  And because of that, I have some very entertaining ideas to bust those non-helpful assumptions. Ready? Let's go!   Made with LOVE ❤️ ️ and GRATITUDE for SHINY MINDS ... Happy busting, 🤗  Shiny Burcu Unsal

Dec 2020

5 min 45 sec

Anxiety is not going anywhere. It's not leaving you or me anytime soon. It's like your lifetime friend. That's why I wanted to sit down and have a conversation with you about how to un-own your anxiety and give you some really practical tips. Because, you don't need to OWN it.

Dec 2020

10 min 26 sec