If you are an insight junkie like me, always wanting to learn more and understand better, this episode is intended to be the tough love we both need.
A lot of the coaching I do involves helping people better understand what is (really) driving their behaviors. These things are frequently invisible or unacknowledged–and this can result in our acting in ways that aren’t aligned with what we say we want.
Without insight into why we do the things we do, change can be very difficult. But the point I want to make today is that insight alone isn’t enough.
Continue reading “Insight is worthless unless you’re willing to do this with it”
Not only is it fun to share success stories, but there’s always something valuable to learn by hearing how people navigate the process of change. In this episode, one of our clients share some reflections on how has she approached her goals– and some of the surprising benefits that happened along the way.
Two things that I want you listen for:
Stephanie wasn’t just looking to create a certain result. She was specifically interested in making a change that would be durable. She didn’t just want to hit a goal, she wanted to create a new way of approaching challenges. (Spoiler alert: she succeeded!)
The other thing I want you to hear is the decision Stephanie made to not let discomfort be an an excuse for giving up. As you’re listening, ask yourself what discomfort you might be willing to lean into in order to achieve something meaningful to you.
Continue reading “Pushing past discomfort: How to create behavior change that sticks”
Everyone is burned out. Employees are burned out. Business owners are burned out. Caregivers are burned out. But the solutions that are being promoted are not necessarily what we need in order to solve the problem of burnout.
Cassie Christopher returns to the Change Academy to talk about workplace burnout and the impact this is having on both employees and employers (and even the self-employed)–and how each has a different role to play in creating a healthier and happier workplace.
Continue reading “Why workplace wellness is not the solution for burnout (and what is)”
If there’s an issue that you can’t seem to get a handle on, a goal that you’ve had forever, or a problem that just won’t stay solved, this episode is for you. We’re talking about why this happens–and how to get yourself out of this frustrating cycle.
Often, it’s because there’s a mismatch between the solutions that we are applying and the problem that actually needs to be solved in order for us to create the desired outcome.
In this episode, we cover how to know whether you’ve got the right solution for the problem, and how to stop spinning your wheels and start gaining traction on whatever it is you’re working on.
Continue reading “Why your attempts to solve the problem keep failing”
We’ve been on Spring Break for the last few weeks but we haven’t spent the time lounging on a beach. We’ve been doing some big thinking about the future of the Change Academy and we have some big news to share:
Continue reading “Change comes to the Change Academy”
We’ve talked a lot about goals in this podcast: the purpose and function of goals, how to set good ones, and how to pursue them more effectively, even your goal-setting personality! (If you don’t know yours, you can find out here.)
But in this episode, we want to talk about NOT reaching our goals–and why that is not necessarily a problem.
Continue reading “Why it’s OK if you don’t reach your goal”
Do you get stuck in your thoughts, even when (or maybe, especially when) they aren’t helpful? We all do. There is even a name for it – Cognitive Fusion. Well, in this episode, we are going to learn how to defuse ourselves from those thoughts that threaten to undo our hard work, make us feel unworthy or sad, and hold us back from reaching our goals.
Continue reading “Separate the Thought from the Thinker”
Some new research caught recently our attention because it reinforces and expands on a concept that we introduced about 6 months ago in our episode on the Law of Subtraction. When we recorded that, we weren’t aware that our so-called “law of subtraction” had been studied by University of Virginia professor Leidy Klotz. In this episode, we explore some of that research and how we can use this insight to create better solutions to our challenges.
Continue reading “Countering Your Addition Bias”
Motivation gaps are those times where you feel as if you are not motivated enough to do what it takes to get a particular result. In this episode, we talk about four things that frequently cause motivation gaps, plus what researcher, Julie Dirksen, refers to as a “special motivation gap.”
Continue reading “Mind the (Motivation) Gap”
When people fail to reach a goal that they have set for themselves, we often hear them say something like, “I guess I just didn’t want it enough.”
In this episode, Monica and guest Cassie Christopher discuss what is really behind this sentiment. (Spoiler alert: It’s usually not about whether or not you wanted it bady enough.)
Continue reading “Not wanting it enough”