Creating A New Life In A Strange Land

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This week, I talk about creating a new life by moving to a new city and starting over. I invited Lexi, (crucialawareness.com) my old podcast co-host and friend, to come back on the show and share her story of how she’s doing after picking up everything and moving to San Diego, California, four years ago. Making the Move to a New City With just a general idea of where she wanted to live and what she wanted to do, she threw herself out there and began a journey full of twist and turns, highs and lows, successes and failures…and, believe …

From One Perfectionist to Another : Turning Self-Doubt Into Success

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As a life-long perfectionist, I know what it’s like to battle myself for every successful thing I’ve ever done in my life. And, over the years I’ve discovered a great way to turn the crippling self-doubt of perfectionist thinking into success by using a couple of simple techniques. Topics in the show include:1. What is a Perfectionist?2. Signs that you might be a Perfectionist3. The two extreme types of Perfectionism4. Perfectionists throughout history5. Technique to turn your “bad” perfectionism into “good” in order to achieve the success you desire I didn’t realize it for a long time but my bouts …

Why January Sucks…and How to Get Back on Track

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January Sucks … It can be a very rough month for some… …cold, dark, short days, failed new years resolutions, Christmas bills arrive, unrealized expectations…massive frustration. Throughout the years, January has been seen as the most depressing month, with Blue Monday being the third Monday in January and January 24th being deemed the most depressing day of the year by a renowned British psychologist. This show is all about sharing my thoughts on why January does indeed suck as well as offer a simple way to turn that frown upside down. Topics this week include: The impact of weather on …

New Study: Find A Purpose … NOW!

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A new study by a group of British researchers confirm that having “A” purpose (not “THE” Purpose) is the only way to live a long, healthy and fulfilling life. The paper was part of an ongoing British study of older adults known as the English Longitudinal Study of Aging. The Results of the Study Socially, higher worthwhile ratings were associated with stronger personal relationships and with broader social engagement such as involvement in civic organizations, cultural activity and volunteering. (marriage was important but so was regular contact with friends). From a health perspective, those with higher worthwhile ratings had better …

3 Ways to Be Ahead of the Game Before the New Year

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Don’t wait until New Years and try to stick to some ridiculous resolution … Here are 3 things you can do right now to get a head start into making next year your best year. In this week’s episode I share three simple steps you can do, right now, to get your head straight and create some small action before New Years Day. The 3 steps are stupid easy and should be done right now in order for you to feel like you’re ahead of the game…a head start on all those other fools who are waiting for the new …

A Story About Prison and Perspective

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This week I talked with Toni S., author of Down the Rabbit Hole, about how her life went from perfect to being in prison, and the huge lessons learned during and after her time in jail. Toni was very open and honest in sharing her journey from divorce, to drug and alcohol use and the final act of revenge on her ex-husband that, at first glance wouldn’t be considered severe, but it still landed her in prison. As someone who has never experienced jail or prison from the inside, I found Toni’s stories fascinating. Some of the topics we chat …

How to Throw the Funnest Wine Tasting Contest Party

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Be the Host of the Season by throwing a wine tasting contest party for the ages ! This week I wanted to share how to host the funnest wine contest tasting party. It’s not my usual self-help type of podcast, but these tips will definitely up your life skills and give you the essentials on how to host an amazing and cheap party for a small group of friends … and just in time for the holidays. The party is so easy to plan and very cheap, with your cost (as the host) being for basic materials and maybe some …

How to Effectively Communicate With Different Personality Types

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This is an encore broadcast of Lexi and I sharing with you How to Effectively Communicate With Different Personality Types. The point of the show this week is to expose the four most general personality types (known as the Personality Quadrant) and to explain each one so you can get some idea of where you fit. As an extra bonus, Here is the link to an online test where you can take the test for free and find out which type of personality you associate with the most. Another easy and cheap way to figure out what your core personality, …

Hanna’s Story : From Fired College Grad to Instagram Influencer

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This week, Instagram Influencer, Fashion Blogger and Musician Hanna De la Vega (ig – @hndelavega) (www.thegirlunderthehat.wordpress.com) stopped by the show to share the story of her journey from a fired college graduate to a popular Instagram Influencer. Hanna was nice enough to share the ups and downs of a fascinating journey that led her from a small town in Washington to Phoenix, Los Angeles and Nashville. Her life plan of fashion design led to working for Mac, but then an unexpected turn left her with no job and no idea what to do with her life. Then, out of nowhere, …

3 Tips to Crush the Holidays

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Since we are gearing up for the holiday season, I thought I would share 3 quick tips to help you to get dialed in and crush the holidays. This time of year can be so stressful and all of the holiday stuff just adds to the long list of stuff you have to do the rest of the year. So, today’s episode is all about putting and keeping the holidays in their place so you can still be rockin’ your life without letting Uncle Bob’s annoying questions over Thanksgiving turkey get you down. The tips are all about perspective and awareness. …