Have you ever thought that it must be easier for other people to do their best work and rack up accomplishments OR that other people have it all figured out? Or that you’re missing some X factor that’s keeping you from playing your best game?
If so, check out the podcast that dives behind the scenes to talk about what it takes to thrive as a creative person who’s actually making a difference in the world. This podcast is a mix of interviews, jams, and riffs with leaders, changemakers, creatives, and entrepreneurs at varying levels of success.
I want you to hear that their challenges are very similar to your own so that you find inspiration to actively change your story about what you’re capable of. Think of the show as a loving and fun swift kick. (I’ll leave it to you to determine where the kick needs to land.)
One thing to note about the Productive Flourishing podcast: we go places other shows don’t, because I want us to see life as it is, not as it’s marketed. So we’ll occasionally go into topics like depression, suicide, divorce, death, bankruptcy, addictions, and whatever else comes up for people. Life is beautiful AND imperfect – appreciating the beauty while navigating the hard is the name of the game.
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Below are the last ten episodes of the Productive Flourishing podcast. Want to go deeper into the podcast? Click here to see the archives.
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Both Angela and I work as coaches, and in this episode we talk about how to know when it’s time to work with a coach or a consultant. The conversation gets to the heart of some of the ways that we don’t allow ourselves to get the help and support that we might need.
Today’s jam is all about stepping out of your comfort zone: why it’s challenging, how we avoid it, and how people do it successfully. Today’s guest, Andy Molinsky, will also share some of the surprising revelations of his research findings. Andy is the author of the books Reach and Global Dexterity, and is a professor at Brandeis University International Business School.
Leah Weiss is a business consultant and author who helps people integrate mindfulness and productivity. In today’s episode, we discuss an array of topics, like how mindfulness may be unintentionally excluding people from different religious faiths, and how people in organizations can make room for an inclusive conversation about introspective practices that respect everyone’s beliefs. We also discuss the traps of creating “universal” solutions that stamp out individuality in other cultures.
Breanne Dyck: What to Do When You Know You Need to Shift, but Don’t Know What to Shift To (Episode 165)
Sometimes, we’re in a business or a career, and it’s not suiting us for one reason or another, but we’re not sure in which new direction to move. In this episode, Breanne and I explore what to do when you need to make a shift, but you’re not sure what to shift into. We focus on our work with growing other businesses, as well as the growing pains we are each going through in our own lives. Breanne is the founder of MNIB Consulting, a business strategist, and has been a regular guest on the Productive Flourishing podcast.
In today’s episode, Angela and I discuss what it means to live away from family when they are dealing with health challenges and medical issues. Whether you are close or far from your relatives, you may have to be part of the healthcare journey of aging parents or grandparents. We talk about different ways to determine your values, how to work with others in the family to come to decisions, and how to overcome the shame and guilt that may arise in these difficult situations.
In today’s episode, Jacquette Timmons and I discuss how the ways we make and spend money are more based on our feelings and identities than on cold, hard logic. We also talk about how to pay attention to the data we’re getting as we make decisions about earning and spending. Jacquette Timmons is author of the book Financial Intimacy, and has also appeared as a guest on Oprah.com and CNN.
ADHD can make focusing on creative work particularly difficult. Today’s guest, Ryan McRae, was diagnosed with ADHD and works with people who have ADHD. In today’s episode, Ryan and I explore what it’s like when you have ADHD and you’re trying to be productive and focused. While people with ADHD have a harder time focusing, their challenges and the strategies they use to overcome them can work wonders for all of us.
Jessica Abel is the author of La Perdida and the Chair of the illustration program at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. Both within and outside the academy, she helps creative people with big ideas get past procrastination and anxiety, and get on to do their best work. In today’s episode, Jessica and I talk about what happens when creativity and productivity teachers get stuck, and how they go about getting unstuck.
What do we do when we’re feeling guilty about not being productive? Today’s episode is a discussion on the topic of productivity guilt. Angela joins me to discuss some of the different ways productivity guilt can manifest itself, as well as provide some perspective and encouragement about whether we’re truly not being productive. These guidelines can help determine whether a change needs to be made.
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