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Now displaying: May, 2020
May 27, 2020

When you wake up each morning, your life could unfold in a thousand different and unexpected ways. Each day comes with new challenges, some of which you never could have predicted. Now, more than ever, many of us are learning to live within change we didn’t see coming. We are adapting to a new normal, which will continue to fluctuate and be reshaped with every passing day.

This week, author, podcaster, and educator Rick Alexander talks about perseverance and resilience in an ever-changing world.

“When you find yourself in a situation where the world looks profoundly different than what you thought it was going to look like, the way that you talk to yourself is going to empower or disempower you,” he says. That’s why it’s important to ask the right questions and move forward, letting go of any attachment to ideas of how things should have gone. That will open you up to focusing on how things are and learning to live life to the fullest, no matter what happens next.

What You’ll Learn:

  • Develop perseverance to stabilize within change
  • Focus on the things you can control
  • Know your limits and when you need to stop
  • Make tough decisions with a clear head
  • Let go of preconceived notions of how things should be

Order Rick's book, Ambitious Heroes & Heartache here.

 

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May 20, 2020

It’s important to do things that bring you fulfillment. While people may say it’s bad to quit, it’s critical to know when the time is right for you to step away from something and seek out a new avenue to explore. Likewise, it’s important to consider if you’re doing the best you can or if there are aspects of your life or interactions that could use some improvement.

This week, author, speaker, and mental performance coach Allistair McCaw talks about the importance of self-reflection and knowing yourself at a deeper level, so you can make the best decisions for your life and future.

Self-reflection can help with both self-acceptance and self-improvement, he says, which will better prepare you to step into each new day ready to work toward your goals.

What You’ll Learn:

  • Start by making small changes
  • Ramp up your goals over time
  • Practice daily self-reflection
  • Work toward a positive attitude and mindset
  • Develop healthy self-talk

 

Order Allistair's newest book, Developing a Winning Attitude & Mindset, on Amazon here.

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May 13, 2020

Patrick Allmond is a fan of the phrase, “done is better than perfect.” That’s because actually doing something, even if it’s not done perfectly, is more productive than spending your time worrying it will be wrong.

Allmond calls the tendency we have to get stalled out while trying to make decisions analysis paralysis. This week, he shares tips for overcoming this inability to choose and learning to move forward and make the most of each day.

It’s easy to get stuck on repeat in our heads worrying that we don’t know what to do. We spend hours, days, even weeks trying to plan out the smallest details and weighing one option over another. Allmond says taking a single small step every day is what we have to do to keep moving.

Even if our path takes twists and turns along the way, we’ll still get there eventually. If we never take the first step, though, we’ll stay trapped in the same place as time passes us by. So, make the choice, take the step, and walk into tomorrow with purpose.

What You’ll Learn:

  • Combat analysis paralysis
  • Don’t fear making the wrong choice
  • Have friends keep you accountable
  • Make the most of the time you have
  • Take a small step every day

 

Follow Patrick at StopDoingNothing.com.

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May 6, 2020

If you want to make real and lasting change in your work environment, you have to start from a place of clarity about your actual situation. You have to understand where you are at relative to your company’s mission and what things are in your control to change for better outcomes.

This week, author and speaker David Burkus shares ideas for finding what your team will fight for, and understanding the stakes that show why that fight is necessary.

“There is a bad future that will happen and a good future that will happen, and we’re actually in control of that based on how seriously we take it,” Burkus says.

Oftentimes, companies talk about the idea of purpose, instead of a fight. While purpose focuses on something positive that teams can work together to create, a fight demonstrates the stakes and gives teams the challenge they need for bonding and motivation.

It’s a rallying cry, he says, that brings together every member of the group in service of something greater.

What You’ll Learn:

  • Find something for your team to rally around
  • Move from accepting a purpose to understanding the stakes
  • Choose to change
  • Find the connections that lead to opportunity
  • Start from a place of clarity

Order David's new audiobook, Pick a Fight, here.

 

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