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0233 [LIFE] What to do when your mind holds you back Mar 10, 2021


We’ve probably all had the experience of wanting to make a change, try something new, do something bold, or attempt something uncertain...only to have our mind kick in and talk us out of it. 

Self-doubt, the inner critic, anxiety, and judgement are killers of progress because they...

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Create Your New Beginning Mar 08, 2021

Friends, happy (almost) spring. I don't know about you, but it feels exceptionally profound this year.

We've been through a lot.

When the pandemic hit, we all changed more in about 48 hours than we changed in entire years prior to that. It wasn't easy. We all went through our own personal...

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0230 [LIFE] The Brain Science of Personal Empowerment Mar 03, 2021


Have you ever wanted to change your behavior or go after a goal, yet you found it so difficult to do it? So many times, we get down on ourselves when this happens, yet brain science shows us that habits or patterns our mind formed over time are at the core of the difficulty we have in changing...

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What a Bug on Your Windshield Can Teach You About Mindfulness Mar 01, 2021

I came across this excellent metaphor this week, and I have to share it.

You’re driving down the road, and a giant bug splats on the window right in front of you. Maybe you startle a bit as the splat suddenly enters your awareness. Then what?

You can focus all of your attention on...

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0227 [LIFE] Saying ‘No’ to ‘Hustle Culture’ Feb 24, 2021


Being ‘busy’ has become a badge of honor in our society – signaling to other people, and to ourselves, that we’re valuable, in demand, and hard-working. But, at what cost?  

Today on the podcast, we’re diving deep into ‘hustle culture.’...

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Manage Energy, Not Time Feb 22, 2021

I have a confession: I am an efficiency junkie. As a mom of 2 young kids and the co-founder of 2 businesses, I'm always on the lookout for new ways to get everything done in a more efficient manner.

Now, maybe your specific circumstances aren't exactly like mine, but I bet we're similar in...

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0224 [LIFE] The Money Nerve with Bob Wheeler Feb 17, 2021


How much money do you make? <--How did that question make you feel?  

How about this one, if a job opportunity came up that paid DOUBLE what you make today, how nervous would you be to apply for it? 

In today’s episode, we’re talking about the connection between...

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How to Beat the Winter+ Funk: 10 Tips for Feeling Better this Winter Feb 15, 2021

You're probably expecting something related to love or relationships in honor of Valentine's Day. Sorry to disappoint, but I've got other things to share today. I don’t know about you, but it seems like nearly everyone (self included) has hit a wall in the past week or two. The...

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0221 [LIFE] How to Win Every Argument Feb 10, 2021


Conflict in our closest relationships is inevitable. No matter how great a relationship is, at some point or another, we’ll find ourselves in an argument, and today’s episode is focused on helping you “win” every argument. 

But here’s the thing, our biggest...

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The Insight Gained from Competition Feb 08, 2021

Depending upon whether you're a football fan or not, or whether you're one of our community members from the U.S., you may or may not realize that today is the Super Bowl. The biggest football game of the year. A display filled with athleticism, hysterical commercials, and...

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0218 [LIFE] How to Cope with 'Virus Fatigue' Feb 03, 2021


Virus Fatigue. If we’re being honest, we’re all experiencing it to some degree. As we release this episode, the U.S. has been in the COVID epidemic for exactly a year. This is longer than any of us expected when it all began. 

The dirty secret of all of this...

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The Cost of Constant Comfort: Expand Your Comfort Zone Feb 01, 2021

I just left coffee and an intellectually stimulating conversation with a friend who challenges me to think - to really think. My mind is reeling, and I want to share it with you.

 One theme my mind is circling on is the idea of constant comfort. In our modern lives, we...

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