Some changes happen quickly; but most significant change takes time. And it’s important that your time frame for success be appropriate to the size of your goal. Otherwise, you may not be able to see–or appreciate–the progress you are making.
In this episode, we have some tips on how to make sure that your time frame for success is aligned with the scale of your goal.
Continue reading “Ep 60: How Fast Can You Change?”
All of us will experience our share of challenges, disappointments, and hardships as we go through our lives. We may go through things that are quite traumatic. Our ability to recover and transcend these things depends a lot on how we tell the story of our lives. In this episode, we’re exploring the power of narrative psychology and how we can each use it to cultivate more resilience.
Continue reading “Ep 59: How Will You Tell the Story?”
In this episode, Monica Reinagel turns the tables and interviews her usual co-host, Brock Armstrong, all about his new podcast called Second Wind Fitness.
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There’s an important distinction to be made between top level goals and lower level tactical goals. Often, getting fixated on achieving your tactical goals can lead to being tenaciousness for the sake of being tenacious.
We certainly don’t mean to suggest that tenaciousness is not a valuable trait. Being committed to doing what it takes or sticking it out when the going gets rough is definitely a characteristic of people who reach their goals. But sometimes, being tenacious requires us to be flexible. And sometimes giving up is the best thing you can do.
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We often talk about the importance of planning ahead–and sticking to the plan. But we also advocate for mindfulness: being attuned to your experience in the present moment. But what if being in the moment means you don’t feel like sticking to the plan? Which should you honor?
In this episode, we explore the pros and cons of sticking to the schedule vs. going with the flow. It all comes down to finding a healthy balance between structure and flexibility.
Continue reading “Ep 56: Rhythms vs Schedules”
Everyone has lapses – small slips, moments, or even brief periods of time when you fall back into old habits and old patterns.
Lapses can be an opportunity to learn something useful. But all too often, a lapse leads to self-defeating and catastrophizing thoughts, which lead to further lapses. Before you know it, a series of small lapses has snowballed into a full-blown relapse–or a return to an old behavior or pattern. In this episode, we talk about how to process and rebound from those inevitable slips.
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Our guest on this episode is Dr. Nicole Byers. A self proclaimed neuroscience nerd, mom, and leadership/productivity coach, Dr. Byers helps busy professionals build confidence and get more done.
Continue reading “Ep 54: How to Use Stress to Your Advantage with Dr. Nicole Byers”
It’s been well over a year since we first talked about unmet goals and we thought it would be a great time to revisit this topic. If you’ve already listened to Episode 6, this is your chance to revisit this topic with fresh ears. If you haven’t… let’s dig in!
Continue reading “Ep 53: What Goals are Still Unmet?”
We encourage you to identify things that aren’t working (or could be working better) and design solutions. But sometimes, we end up designing solutions that are unnecessarily complicated or costly.
We may even lose sight of our original objective and end up designing a “solution” that doesn’t solve the original problem at all. In this episode, we teach you how to notice when you are losing focus so you can get back on track.
Continue reading “Ep 52: What Problem are you Trying to Solve?”
The things we do on a routine basis impact how we see ourselves. And the opposite is also true: How we see ourselves can influence how we act.
In other words, our habits and our identity are closely tied to one another.
In this episode, we talk about how to make sure that connection between our behavior and our identity is working for us and not against us.
Continue reading “Ep 51: Habits and Identity”