Episode 066: To Have a Great Life, Ask Great Questions

The quality of your life is determined by the quality of your questions.  Most of those questions are subconscious.  If you start to pay attention, you may find that many are negative.  That’s what I found when I started listening to myself.  In this episode, we explore the anatomy of a good question.

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Episode 065: Life Happens. Sing Anyway.

Life happens.  When we’re the least prepared.  Whether we like it or not.  We’re going along, and BAM!  Something unexpected.  That knocks us off our feet.  The breath out of us.  Sometimes it even changes us.  Cause us to shrink inside.  Make ourselves smaller to try and dodge the next blow.  I’ve learned the hard way that when I protect myself I experience two losses – the original one and the loss of myself.  I’m learning to sing my own song, and let that song weave around all of my life.  Even the painful parts.  I invite you to lift your voice and sing your own song with faith and hope.

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Episode 064 – You’re Not Stuck With the Hand You’re Dealt

Have you ever looked at the cards you were dealt in a card game and wondered what on earth to do with them?  Well, in life you don’t have to settle for the hand you’ve been dealt.  You can change your life when you apply three powerful strategies.

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Episode 063 – How to Go Deep (and we’re not talking about submarines)

If you do what everyone else does, you’ll end up like…everyone else.  As Andy Andrews says, if you want to be different, you need to act different.  Be an Original.  What does it take to pull that off?  Deep work.  On today’s episode, I go deep on Cal Newport’s book called “Deep Work”, and share some observations of my own.

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Episode 062: Flow – The State of Optimal Experience

Have you ever done something where you lost all track of time?  You thought it was an hour and it was really 4?  The words, the drawing, the programming, or whatever, just seemed to flow?  And it was fun?  That’s flow at work.  On this episode, we talk together about how you can experience flow and why you want to.

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Episode 061: In This Brave New World, Be An Original

The rules of work have changed.  No longer is it enough to simply be good at what you do, keep your head down, and be loyal.  Those jobs are disappearing more quickly than the glaciers.  Becoming an Original can help you thrive in this new world.  On this episode we explore how you can use the ideas in Adam Grant’s book to develop your own originality.  (And you don’t have to wear funny glasses.)

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Episode 060: I Am, Therefore I Think (Wisdom from Michele Cushatt)

Rene Descartes said, “I think, therefore I am.”  Cogito ergo sum.  Yet, in many ways, it’s more like I am, therefore I think.  On today’s episode, we explore the truths in Michele Cushatt’s new book “I Am: A 60-Day Journey to Knowing Who You Are Because of Who He Is”.

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Episode 059: There Is an R in Hero – How Story Keeps You Going

A powerful story will help you take action when the going gets tough.  Think of Frodo and Sam struggling to reach the fire of Mount Doom and throw the ring in.  Or Esther gathering up the courage to ask King Xerxes to save her people.  The Hero’s Journey isn’t just the stuff of fantasy or history.  It’s your life too.  In this episode we talk about the three R’s of your story.  Yes, there IS an R in hero.

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Episode 058: How to Align Your Goals With You

The first key to accomplish your goals?  Alignment.  With who you really are.  What emotional needs drive you.  And align your emotional state to set yourself up for success.  Hear my story of insomnia, why lack of alignment was keeping me awake, what I did about it, and how you can apply these principles to your own goals.

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Episode 057: Three Keys to Unlock the Secrets of Goal Success

Have you ever been frustrated by trying to accomplish a goal?  You’ve tried “everything”, and never reach it?  Do you think, “If only I had a better plan, a better strategy?  Or do you think you got short-changed in the discipline department?  Well, take heart.  In this episode I talk about why most goal-achieving programs don’t work, and the 3 keys to goal success.

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