How to overcome mental blocks


How to overcome mental blocks. In today’s conversation Judith Germain speaks to Carlo Taormina about overcoming mental blocks and Carlo Taormina’s journey as a high performance mindset coach.

Key Takeaways

  • Carlo overcame a severe depression and suicidal period by making one decision to take action (going on a trip)
  • Changing your body language/physiology can shift your mental state and allow better decisions
  • Focus on what serves you rather than negativity to become your best self
  • Carlo offers a free coaching call via his Instagram (@carlotaormina_coach) to anyone needing help


Carlo’s Background and Purpose

  • Men’s high performance mindset coach and keynote speaker
  • Fell into deep mental health crisis during pandemic after being fired, breakup, back injury
  • Overcame depression and found new purpose helping driven people overcome adversity

Carlo’s Mental Health Journey

  • Experienced traumatic “hell week” in 2020 with job loss, breakup, injury leading to depression
  • Laid in bed for a year, disconnected from family/friends, had suicidal thoughts
  • Brother convinced him to take a trip which led to a “divine intervention” turning point

Overcoming Mental Blocks

  • Change your body language/physiology (move, dance) to shift mental state for better decisions
  • Focus on what’s serving you (gratitude) rather than negativity
  • Live one day at a time – an unexpected breakthrough can come

Free Coaching Offer

  • Carlo offers a free coaching call via DM on Instagram (@carlotaormina_coach)
  • Way to serve audience and have conversations to potentially help

In this conversation Carlo shares his key insights on how he overcame his adversity of depression and suicide to become a renowned life coach and keynote speaker. Carlo’s message helps high achieving individuals become more solution oriented, make better decisions, gain fulfillment and change your internal state to improve your professional and personal life.

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Carlo Taormina can be found on LinkedIn here. His website can be found here.

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