Category Personal Growth

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Don’t Wait to Live: Turning Pain into a Teacher with Stefanie Schaffer (Episode #98)

Making an amazing hand out of the cards you’ve been dealt can seem impossible. But today’s guest - Stefanie Schaffer - has mastered the process and shares insights we can all put in practice tomorrow. The “bad hand” she was dealt, was very bad: losing both her legs in a tour boat accident while on a family vacation at age 22. But, in just 4 years, she has recovered from one setback after another, and managed her responses with so much clarity that she has recently found herself modeling for Kim Kardashian’s company, traveling, writing a book, and finding perspectives that are useful through every chapter of her recovery.
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The Wonderful Things You Miss When You Fixate on the End Goal with Michael Schauch (Episode #97)

There’s a skill you can develop for discovering the brilliant hidden possibilities when your plans are dashed. In today’s episode, Michael Schauch (a mountaineer, entrepreneur and award winning author) pulls back the curtain on all our goal-setting to reveal the depth and beauty of human connection that can be waiting for us too, when we realize we are in a unique moment of transition.
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Image: An individual standing on a peak with one leg and both arms extended in front of an orange sunset, symbolizing that there is no such thing as peace of mind.

There Is No Such Thing As Peace of Mind!

We are living in unusually turbulent times. But when you try to ‘quiet’ your mind, when you try to ‘control’ it, you are doomed to failure. You are simply feeding energy to something that you have created, and which does not exist except you think it does. Your mind does not exist. It is fiction. It is unreal. It comes into being because you think it exists. Here's how you can actually live peacefully in these crazy times.
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The Problem With Goal Setting and What You Can Do Instead: The 3 Most Important Questions

Many people struggle to be truly fulfilled in their lives today. Even if we think we’re doing everything right and are working hard to achieve our goals, we’re still not as happy as we’d like to be. What if the secret to your happiness formula lies in three simple, yet profound questions that can shed light on your truest aspirations and values in life?
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How to Have the Difficult Conversations with Dr. Marcia Reynolds (Episode #95)

If some of the chaos in your life comes from others, then our guest today, Dr. Marcia Reynolds, will give you no end to ah-ha moments. She is a master of making hard conversations easy. Marcia is a sought-after transformational coach known for her ability to change people’s minds in positive ways that serve everyone. Dr. Reynolds drops by to break down the truth behind hard conversations, and it only takes a few simple shifts to do it.
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