Episode 077: How to Practice Joy

Today we’re continuing our Life 2.x series in how to iterate your way to a second life.  Where do we start?  With joy.  On today’s episode, we’ll discover how to practice joy, especially when it doesn’t come naturally.

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Life is worth celebrating.

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Episode 076: Start With Joy

If you want to create a new life, or even a small reboot, where do you start?  With a vision?  A plan?  Not exactly.  You start by living the life you already have with joy.  True joy comes not from our circumstances, but from inside.  On this episode we’ll discuss three important reasons to start with joy.

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Episode 075: Not Found Your Purpose?

Have you wondered what your purpose is?  Maybe even tried to find it?  And nothing seems like “it”?  Me too.  On today’s episode we’re talking about how to be okay with not knowing, and what to do while we’re searching.

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Episode 074: Promises, Detours, and Roadblocks

Our plans don’t always go according to…well…plan.  Speed bumps, detours, and roadblocks can get in our way.  On this episode we’ll explore how to recognize them for what they are, and work with these disruptions to make our plans actually happen

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Episode 073 – Plans, Prescriptions, Pitfalls, and Pivots

So often we look at other people, and think they have it all together.  Maybe you’ve even thought that about me. (Probably not if you’ve listened to this podcast much.)  But who really knows exactly what to do all the time?  Whose plans work exactly as planned?  So much of life is trying stuff to see if it works…and adjusting when it doesn’t.  On this episode we get real about just how much we can actually know, killing perfectionism once and for all, and the surprising element that all true success shares.

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Episode 072: The Art of Possibility

Do you know that every day you decide what is and isn’t possible?  That your mind tends to follow patterns established by our common ancestry and your own experience?  On today’s episode we explore how you can open your mind and imagination to greater possibility – and then actually do something with it.

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Episode 071: The Secret Success Formula – A + I = P

You’ve heard E=mc² and 1+1 = 2.  Well, now there’s A+I=P.  On this episode you’ll hear why this matters to much to you and your success.

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Episode 069: Yes, And. Using Improv to Build Collaboration

There’s a revolution going on at work.  How we learn, communicate and work is radically changing – even as we speak.  In this new world, professional success is often dependent on creativity, communication, and collaboration.  In this episode we explore how to use “Yes, and,” along with other improv techniques to develop the 3 C’s.

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Episode 068: How to Thrive in Option B

Sometimes life shoots a hole in Option A.  When that happens, we have to figure out how to live with Option B.  On today’s episode, we’ll explore what Sheryl Sandberg, Adam Grant, Glennon Doyle Melton, and Ann Voskamp have to say about dealing with the brokenness in our lives and thriving in Option B.

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