#46: How to Reframe Thoughts When You Feel Out of Control

Government Sutdown and reframing your thoughts
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We talk about the government shutdown, and real-life examples of how it’s affecting people who work for the federal government – and people who don’t. We also talk about how not having control over a basic thing like when you’re going to get paid can cause catastrophizing and black and white thinking. Then we close out to talk about how we can get more compassionate politicians to help us avoid this mess in the first place.

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Business Challenges Crush You — Do You Get Up?

Business Challenges Crush You — Do You Get Up?
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Business challenges will knock you down. It’s what happens next that’s most important.

The 1997 Chumbawamba song “Tubthumping” is my anthem when it comes to getting through business challenges.

If you don’t recognize the song by its name, you will certainly recognize it by its lyrics. The most famous line of the song (the one we all scream at the top of our lungs) is:

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Why Gratitude is Powerful in Life and Leadership

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Let’s just start with the basics. What is gratitude? It’s the quality of being thankful.

Every year at Thanksgiving time, messages constantly tell us how important it is to be thankful.

First, let’s acknowledge that not everyone considers Thanksgiving a time to be thankful. Just last week I talked to a Native American woman who told me she doesn’t eat at all on Thanksgiving Day because she doesn’t acknowledge it as a holiday to celebrate.

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#36: Why Gratitude Makes You a More Powerful Leader

Why Gratitude Makes You a Better Leader Jen McFarland
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This episode is all about gratitude. Not Thanksgiving style, everyday style. We talk about how gratitude makes you a better leader, starting with surrender — and appreciating your own life so you can appreciate the people you work with and for.

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#35: Vulnerability and Imposter Syndrome with Allison Kinnear

Vulnerability and Imposter Syndrome with Allison Kinnear
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Allison Kinnear shares her personal experiences with Imposter Syndrome on her journey to become a leader in the field. If you’ve ever felt like a fraud or thought that vulnerability is a weakness, it’s important to know you’re not alone. This episode offers tons of strategies to help you realize your power.

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Up a Creek Without a Paddle? How to Know When to Ask for Help!

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The origin of the term “Up a creek without a paddle” is widely unknown, but many people believe it came from England. Luckily, you don’t have to understand the origin of the term to understand the meaning.

To put it simply, “Up a creek without a paddle” means that you are STUCK. As in, can’t turn around, can’t get out, can’t swim your way to shore unless someone helps you. Alone — you’re out of luck.

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Compromise Your Perfectionism For Breakthrough Growth

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You own a business. You want to do things RIGHT. But is your perfectionism holding you — and your business — back?

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