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089: How to be Stress-Free and Confident with Tony Wrighton

With all the stress and distraction that comes with our modern lifestyles, it’s becoming increasingly important to have a variety of tools at our disposal to reduce the feeling of stress and access more confidence on demand. My guest today has a series of books outlining strategies to do exactly that… in one minute. Tony Wrighton is an NLP (Neuro-Linguistic …

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088: How to Use Words to Redefine Your World with Mary Shores

There’s no doubt that the mindful use of language can be soothing for our emotional state and those we speak with. My guest today began to synthesize her system of Conscious Communications with one major goal at her collection agency… to have the person on the other end of the phone happier. Mary Shores tested this system in an environment …

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087: A New Model of How Emotions are Made with Lisa Feldman Barrett

I think we all have that one topic we geek out on the most. For me… it’s emotions. Our emotional life, how we respond to our environment and our behavior has the ability to make our life a blissful experience or a living hell. To date, there are countless books on how emotions happen, BUT is there another way emotions …

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086: Negative and Positive Thinking… An All Inclusive Approach with Oliver Burkeman

Could there be a potential down side to positive thinking? If you’ve tuned into the show before, you’ve heard me have many conversations with leaders and authors on the benefits of positive thinking, imagination, and other methods characteristic of the self-help and positive psychology movement. On some level I think we know that pushing away or even suppressing seemingly negative …

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085: How to Step Outside Your Comfort Zone… The Smart Way with Andy Molinsky

If you have spent any time in the personal development space at all, you’ve heard about this place… your comfort zone and all the magical benefits of getting out of it. Yes, as you’ll hear my guest talk about today, there are the benefits of growth and learning (among others) that come with stretching beyond what we think is possible, but …

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083: How to Quiet The Active Mind with Dr. Kevin Gilliland

We’ve heard from different spiritual disciplines about the benefits and transcendent states possible with a quiet mind. But how do you make that practical? My guest today has a deep fascination with human behavior and why we do what we do. Over the past 20 years, through his private practice and clinical work, Dr. Kevin Gilliland has distilled some important …

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082: The Power of Belief and The New Biology with Bruce Lipton

I remember when I came across Bruce Lipton’s first book, The Biology of Belief. Before diving into natural foods, Macrobiotics, and all the like, I was on the path to medical school. This book was A HUGE confirmation and re-working of everything I thought to be utterly and completely true about biology and the human brain. Dr. Bruce Lipton began …

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081: What to Do When Life Doesn’t Meet Your Expectations with Christine Hassler

Having the right skill set to navigate life’s disappointments can be the key factor in our story hindering or helping forward progress. Being able to understand and grow from hardship is essential. My guest today talks about these times when life doesn’t meet our expectations as Expectation Hangovers. You gotta love the frame on that one! Christine Hassler is the …

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080: Why Work Life Balance is BS with Joshua B. Lee

I sat down with Josh to talk about how Failure Breeds Success and Scaling Yourself with Your Company back on episode 10 and he’s back to dive into his new book, Balance is BULLSH*T: How to Successfully Integrate Work & Life. Joshua B. Lee is a strategic growth coach helping individuals to scale themselves with their company so they do not …