We all like to believe we are original thinkers and I’m no different. On the recent return from facilitating professional development with a talented group of career sales types, I was motivated to tackle this subject: Professional and personal growth. As I began writing, I noticed that, over the last several days, a few in my network had also tackled this subject in varying degrees and talk tracks…so I must be right! And the idea is this: you are your own magic beans. Remember the storytime favorite: Jack and the Beanstalk? Our illustrious hero, Jack, of Beanstalk fame, created an…Read More
Why can’t we have a carnival in our life everyday? Well you can — it’s about the perspective you are in at any given time and how you can celebrate it. Especially if you don’t get hung up on the “perfect” setting for that one thing you want for yourself. And it doesn’t have to have super “wow! Factor” to be a cool thing to do with your life at a particular moment. Whether it’s how you are being or what you are doing, ordinary life moments deserve your appreciation. What can you appreciate right now? Takeaways and challenges in…Read More
Abundance! How much of a good thing do we need? As adults we spend present moments looking for how we can get more out of something when what we’ve accomplished is pretty damn cool. There is gold in our moments. What speaks to us during them and how we cash in on them right then and there, not looking forward to make them better, faster, stronger? (And, who doesn’t secretly want to wear a mermaid tail? Don’t miss the blooper!Read More
Plain and simple, are we acknowledging when we are being and doing things, taking actions, “having fun”, that it’s just a way of expressing ourselves? And, what have we given up because we weren’t “awesome” at something in exchange for that authentic expression? Many times when we do have an activity we believe is authentic expression, we tend to make work out of it. The thing that we supposedly enjoy is only enjoyable when we score well, achieve a personal record, create the perfect art, write the unforgettable story. The miss on what’s authentically wonderful about us is hijacked by…Read More
Do you need more nothing moments? Take a moment to relax and enjoy what’s going on around you. A moment in time can truly be unplanned and one that you can be in total control. A nothing moment is something special. Treat it as a gift. A complete return to presence. Relax and enjoy. We all deserve it. How can we use these moments to our benefit, and more importantly, how can we enjoy them without overthinking them? Take a moment to relax and enjoy what’s going on around you. Click To TweetRead More
Or My Publix Half-Marathon Race (#coaching) report: I heard all kinds of stuff because I slowed down. Who’s breaking up. Who’s hooking up. Who got fired. Who got hired. Who’s selling. Who’s buying. Who’s building. And of course, who’s keeping a 9 min/mile pace. That last one is like the waiter in a really nice restaurant who keeps showing up every 14 minutes to refill your water glass and make sure you are staying for dessert. This race was different in so many ways. First, I was dealing with a sore knee that kept my training (and speed) to a…Read More
During this coaches corner, Beau and I are discussing the Happiness Spending Threshold – What does it mean for you to live within your means, and what does it mean to live a life that lights you up within those means? DISCUSSION TOPICS The Happiness Spending Threshold What does living within your means mean to you? How do you live a fulfilled life within your means? Why you need a liquidity plan An exercise to do with your partner 3 things to consider after this episode www.richlifeadvisors.com/retirement-resource-podcast/Read More
Kathryn jumps out in front on this episode, motivated to coach us on her morning routine. Among the gems here is that a good morning can be set up the night before! How our day starts can totally set us up for an amazing experience full of excitement and new things to experience, or, one of scarcity, anxiety and lacking the ease and flow that we as human beings need to be our creative best. Things like how to shed things that can interrupt our very intentional start, changing our currency, and what the hell is an Evidence Success Log?…Read More
In this episode, Beau and I talk about the Essentialist philosophy. This is an idea that comes from the bestselling book Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less, written by friend of the show Greg McKeown. Essentialism rejects the idea that “we can have it all,” instead suggesting that we should focus on “the pursuit of ‘the right thing, in the right way, at the right time.’” It may seem like a common sense philosophy – to focus only on what you value most, saying no to everything else – but it’s not common practice. DISCUSSION TOPICS What essentialism is. The…Read More
Everyone has a life strategy – even if it’s doing nothing. But do you have a life and retirement strategy that lights you up, excites you, and that you feel really good about? In this episode, Beau and I discuss why we think designing a life strategy is so important, and how you can go about designing yours. DISCUSSION TOPICS Why two most valuable assets for retirement. The most valuable “currencies” that we should be spending in retirement. How to design your life strategy. www.richlifeadvisors.com/retirement-resource-podcast/Read More
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