I was interviewed by Mark Sylvester, host of the 805Connect business podcast. The focus of our interview was initially on a topic dear to him . . . he’s been discussing leadership and how to increase your effectiveness as a leader. It was an informative interview that covered my Emotional Mastery approach and a variety of other topics. I think you’ll enjoy the interview just as much as I did.
This podcast is all about ideas, insights and inspirations drawn from books. Think about the words that have inspired you. Think of this podcast as a “wordspiration” – talking about one or more key ideas or the overall theme of books – perhaps elaborating on an idea or talking about its impact.
Today’s podcast draws several ideas from Power vs. Force: The Hidden Determinants of Human Behavior, a book by Dr. David Hawkins. He describes aspects of applied kinesiology and non-linear physics, and if you can move through those elements, you can reach the essence of the book - understanding the difference between power and force.
Despite the timelessness of these concepts, now is the time to thoughtfully consider and choose into the attitudes and behavior that embody genuine power. Essentially, by its nature, force is destructive and takes life away whereas power, by its nature, is generative and life-giving. Listen to more specific distinctions and think about how you might apply these ideas to your attitudes, behavior, health, politics, relationships, religion or spirituality.
Ever get into an emotional funk where you're down or depressed mood just seems to have you by the throat? Like you can’t shake feeling sad, blue, or down? Or maybe your mood is mixed in with feeling frustrated, anxious, disappointed, angry or even jealous. And as a result, you feel insulated in your own shell, isolated on your own island, you don’t accomplish what you want to accomplish and you become unproductive. Instead you end up sitting with a glazed over stare.
Today’s podcast is about breaking free of “bad moods” – breaking free of an emotional funk or feeling down. Shaking the blues. Listen for several ideas that can help lift you more quickly into productivity and lightness and ease.
Did you ever get in an anxious, down or depressed mood that you couldn’t shake? Or you felt so emotional that you found it difficult to take any steps toward achieving the goals you set for yourself?
Today’s podcast offers you a variety of ideas, any one of which can help lift your mood and move you back into a more engaged and productive state. They include: calling friends, family or loved ones; self-reflection about what you are thinking and feeling, rejuvenating your brain by attending to your rest/sleep, nutrition and exercise habits; engaging with inspiring material; taking action; being more disciplined and developing better habits including cleaning up clutter; allowing yourself to experience and express unpleasant feelings; and recognizing the down periods may be a time for integrating, being grateful for, and recommitting to your desired goals/dreams. Use these ideas to break free of anxious, depressed or irritable moods so you can take action toward and enjoy what you most desire.
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Today’s podcast starts with ideas drawn from As a Man Thinketh, a classic by James Allen, and one of the early ones about thinking that helped shift and shape my thinking . . . and it's about none other than the power of our thoughts.
Two key ideas are addressed in this podcast. The first – you have to be really mindful of what you are thinking – think harsh self-critical thoughts, then you just get better at the effects of those thoughts. Think positive loving, affirming thoughts – then you get better at those. The second is the importance of having something to pursue in life . . . having a sense of purpose. It’s what gives your life a sense of meaning and the experience of vitality.