Becoming the Master of Your Mind

I have just completed the Mind Mastery 101 course by Sean Webb with whom I’m connected through LinkedIn. He generously offered this $1000 worth online course for free to everyone who would like to take it during the pandemic period. And I was one of the people who were lucky enough to catch this great opportunity. It has been a nine-week course with 45 days of sessions in total, and I have learned a lot about becoming the master of my mind. I am eternally grateful for this.

I have learned in-depth on what we are capable of doing in terms of controlling our minds rather than letting it control us. And it would take pages and pages to write what we have covered. But one main thing that’s very much worth sharing was the Equation of Emotion.

This is literally an equation: E/P Δ P = ER

It might be easier to start with an example. Let’s say you are driving on the highway, some car comes unexpectedly and cuts you off. What would you feel? Most probably angry, frustrated, or mad, right? You would expect to have an uneventful and comfortable drive. But that car appearing out of the blue and disturbing your calm driving experience makes you feel mad.

Sean Webb formulates this as follows. For every event that happens in our lives, we automatically have a stored Expectation or Preference (E/P) in our minds according to our previous experiences. If our Perception (P) meets our Expectation or Preference, then our Emotional Reaction (ER) turns out to be positive or neutral. But if the Perception is not in line with the Expectation or Preference, then the Emotional Reaction manifests as a negative one.

In other words, if the two sides of the equation are balanced, we feel positive emotions. If not, then we feel negative emotions. Therefore, consciously noticing the equation happening in our nervous system, allows us to stop the emotion and the ability to control our mind.

Knowing that every emotion is a result of this equation is very powerful. Because when you know your Emotional Reaction, you can track it back to your initial Expectation about that specific event. You can analyze your Perception and understand the reason for that Emotional Reaction, like stepping out of your mind and observing it from a distance.

And with time, you learn how to become mindful of your Expectations and Perceptions that brings you the ability to control your Emotional Reaction.

Consequently, you slowly but surely become the master of your mind. Able to manipulate your emotions and reactions. If this is not fantastic, what is?

Author’s Note: I don’t have any personal gain from this blog post coming from Sean Webb or any other entity. Sean doesn’t even know that I have written about his course. He will find out at the same time as my other readers. I hope he finds my understanding and reflection of his course accurate.


Ipek Williamson
Ipek Williamson
The person that I am today is the product of my past experience as an Executive Assistant at many companies' top-level management for more than 20 years. Also, the fruit of accumulated life experiences as a mother, wife, sister, daughter, friend, and colleague. I am an avid reader and a lifelong learner. All the knowledge and wisdom I have accumulated over the years turned me into an active "Listener" with an ear for anyone who needs to be heard, a blog writer with close to 200 articles so far, and a communication expert who aims to help anyone and any relationship that needs healing and improvement. Especially the relationship with one's self. Blog posts that I write are mainly about new subjects that I stumble upon and feel like worth sharing with my followers. Or sometimes my self-talk on topics that are important to me and that deserves further exploration. Life takes us to places that we don't expect to end up, but always with a purpose. I was born in Istanbul, Turkey where I lived more than half of my life. But circumstances brought me to Ontario, Canada more than a decade ago. To find my new life, new family, new friends, new environment. Last few years, I have made my main goal to make my life better, to become happier and healthier. That goal triggered a desire to learn and share anything and everything that helps to make people happy. Life is amazing and we all deserve to live it to the fullest. That's why here I am, to touch the lives of as many people as possible, one beautiful soul at a time, and help them to become the best version of themselves.