In part 2 of our 50,000 Mile Tune up series, we’re inviting you to investigate and clarify your values and determine what’s most important to you now. What sort of person do you want to be? What kind of life do you want to live?
This information will serve a sort of GPS, helping us make choices and design habits that steer us toward our desired destination.
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In this episode, we kick off our 50,000 Mile Tuneup series by examining the stories we’ve been told and the beliefs we hold about aging–and, if necessary, update the software in our onboard computer.
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In our work as health and behavior change coaches, we’ve noticed several different goal-setting personalities. Each goal-setting style has unique strengths and weaknesses. In this episode, we help you identify your goal-setting personality, so that you can avoid the pitfalls and tap into your superpowers.
Continue reading “Ep 62: What’s Your Goal-Setting Style?”
Our guest on this episode is Heather Parady, a mental health therapist turned online entrepreneur and podcaster. In fact, she hosts no fewer than three podcasts!
Highlights of Brock’s conversation with Heather include why accountability isn’t all it cracked up to be and how to get clarity on what you should be working on.
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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.
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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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