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How to Develop Habits that Change Your Life Oct 07, 2020


Have you ever wondered why we judge? Or, how about why we feel afraid to be who we really are? Or, why we see other people going after big goals and achieving things they want to achieve, but we feel stuck. 

As it turns out, there is a common core: a lack of self-trust. 

Today,...

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How A Skinned Knee Made Me Grateful Oct 05, 2020

I have to share a painful/slightly hilarious story with you.

I'm currently training for my first half-marathon. Yesterday, I was a little over 7 miles into my planned 8 mile run, and I was feeling good. Really good, in fact, so I picked up the pace. I crossed 75th Street,...

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5 Principles of Life Design Sep 30, 2020


This episode will change your life...if you let it. 

This week, we’re digging deep into the concept of Life Design. Specifically, we’re going over the 5 principles that you have to work within in order to experience the shift that Life Design has to offer. 

In...

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A Helpful Question When You Feel Stuck Sep 28, 2020

Have you ever felt stuck? Torn as to what to do and which way to go in life? 

Maybe you feel that way about some aspect of life right now. If that's the case, this post is for you. Even if it's not the case, read on, because that stuck / torn feeling is one we encounter over and...

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Does it Test Well? A Case Study in Life Design Sep 23, 2020


I’ll cut to the chase: this week’s podcast episode is an absolute master class in Life Design. If there is one single bit of friction in your life or you have even the smallest hunch that you want to make a change in your life, this episode is for you. 

Today, we’re...

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Are You Spinning Your Wheels? Sep 21, 2020

I used to wear busy like a badge of honor.

          “How are you?” my mom would ask.

          “I’m so busy! I’m working a ton, and I have to blah blah blah.”

I was on my way to burn out.

That was in...

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0191 | How to Cope More Effectively with Adversity Sep 16, 2020


Think of a time when you faced something really difficult – a time when you had to cope with something. Get a clear picture of that time in your mind, and think about the emotions you experienced. 

Now let me ask you this: what was the approach you took for coping...

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Emotional Intelligence: Sifting Through Grey Emotional Sludge Sep 14, 2020

Pop quiz. What color is this?

Most people will say grey.

But, what if I told you that this grey paint is actually composed of 4 other colors mixed together. How easy would it be for you to figure out what those 4 colors were?

Pretty tough, right?

This simple paint example actually illustrates a...

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Neuroplasticity: The Full Story Sep 09, 2020


Neuroplasticity. A concept we’ve all heard about. It’s a key driver of growth mindset, the creation of new habits, the reason why gratitude practices are so powerful, and the underlying factor that allows us to reinvent ourselves. 

How amazing is that?! 

But, there’s...

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Live Your Eulogy Sep 07, 2020

My sweet great-aunt Betty died a few weeks ago. She was a loving woman living on borrowed time, a light in this world for nearly nine decades. Thanks to technology, I was able to attend her funeral virtually. And as I listened to the beautiful eulogy my cousin delivered, I was struck by how...

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How to Develop Habits that Change Your Life Sep 02, 2020


When you think about your day, what percent of it would you guess is being run by or influenced by habits? I bet the percent is a lot higher than you think! 

You see, so much of our behavior, the thoughts we have, and our emotions are ingrained in us to the point that they run nearly on...

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The Committee in Your Mind (Part 2) Aug 26, 2020


This is the second part of a special 2-part series of the podcast where we continue our deep dive into one of the most foundational principles of psychological strength. Specifically, the inner chatter of the committee in your mind. 

What is the committee in your mind? It’s the set...

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