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Would You Be Friends With You? How to Cultivate Self-compassion Feb 07, 2022

I'm going to ask you to do a little thought experiment with me. Think of your dearest friend. Don't just gloss over this. Really take a couple seconds to call their face to mind. Think about why you're friends and why you care about this person. 

Now think about a time when they...

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The Happiness Cheat Sheet: 15 Practical Tips for Boosting Your Happiness Jan 31, 2022

You may not know this about me, but I'm a giant nerd, truly a scientist at heart. That means that when I got really serious about figuring out what makes for a happy life, I delved fully into the science of happiness by reading, learning, thinking about, and testing out everything I could...

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0333 | The Trouble with Passion Jan 26, 2022

"Follow your passion!" How many times have you heard that? How many people have you spoken to lately who are either quitting their jobs or thinking about quitting because they lack passion? Many would argue that this is one of the biggest drivers behind "The Great Resignation" that we're all...

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Stop Feeding the Dog: How to Break Negative, Self-fueling Cycles Jan 24, 2022

Imagine that you have a dog. In this case, it’s a big, mean, nasty dog (not your cuddly pet). We’re sitting around the table eating dinner, and this dog comes up begging for food. Just one little bite is all it wants. You give it a bite, and it goes away...

Until tomorrow. The...

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0332 | Understand Your Communication Style Jan 19, 2022

Have you ever been talking to someone, and you felt like they just weren't understanding what you were saying?

Or maybe you're are in a relationship with someone, whether it's a romantic relationship, friendship, or professional relationship and you can't believe the other person NEVER asks your...

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Do you feel stuck at work? Jan 17, 2022

There have been a couple times over the course of my career when I’ve found myself stuck and miserable. After all these years, I don’t remember exactly what it was about that first job that wasn’t quite working for me. I remember that it sounded perfect on paper, that I was...

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0331 | Designing Your WFH Life Jan 12, 2022

Today we're using life design to work on a very common problem these days: working from home. You've likely experienced what I have - working from home has its benefits, but it also brings with it unique challenges. And, life design is the exact approach to take in order to work through...

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Peak Mind Pro: Design Your Work Experience Jan 11, 2022

Many people spend 40 - 50 hours per week at work. That's 80 - 100 THOUSAND hours over a career. If you're not engaged or functioning at your peak, or if you're on the brink of exhaustion and burn out, you're having a suboptimal life experience. 

The answer isn't necessarily to make a...

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0330 | Five Life-Changing Practices Jan 05, 2022

I say it all the time - I actually practice the things I preach on this podcast. In fact, the improvement in my life experience that I've seen since beginning this podcast is one of the best, most unexpected side effects of the podcast!

The last 2 years have been exceptionally challenging for all...

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Design Your Way Through 2022: 5 Principles of Life Design Jan 03, 2022

I don’t know about you, but I am FIRED up for a new year. Maybe you’re not, and that’s ok. You might be hitting yet another wall in the face of omicron and winter weather, or maybe you’re yelling “Heck, yeah, let’s do this!” right...

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0329 | Cultivating Psychological Safety Dec 29, 2021

Have you ever been in the position of being the only man / woman / non-binary / person of color / non-native speaker / etc in the room? How did that feel? How comfortable did you feel? How free did you feel to be your true, authentic self? How psychologically safe did you feel?

Today, we're...

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Curious Questions for the End of the Year Dec 27, 2021

“I have 8000 questions,” I said to an old friend who I hadn’t seen in quite some time. “Shoot,” he replied. 

 

After countless hours and at least that many questions volleyed back and forth, many of them hard, tangential, deep, personal, whimsical, or out...

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