Episode 136: Q&A #10: Having a No-Electronics Rule, Switching Your Focus, and Conducting a Mid-Month Review
This is our tenth Q&A episode so Angela is going to join me again to be prompting the questions and have a little conversation. Today we’re going to be talking about why we have a no electronics in the bedroom or dining room table rule, how to determine if your current focus block just isn’t going to work and how to switch to something else, and how to conduct a mid-month review.
As entrepreneurs and small business owners, we have the capability to create solutions that promote positive social change. We can promote diversity and inclusion, distribute wealth, create opportunities for people, and provide for our team and community. Pam Slim joins me today to jam about the power of small business as a vehicle for social change and that being that change may not have the costs many people believe it will.
Larry Robertson joins me today to jam about creativity: what it is, where breakthroughs come from, the unhelpful myths that keep us from understanding creativity, the key roles that space and time play in the creative process, and the different modes of creativity. That’s a lot of topics, but hey, that’s what you get when you get two thought leaders on creativity talking about creativity, and this is just the first of many shenanigans that Larry and I will get into.
Why is it that some people reach a certain level of success and then plateau or self-destruct? Toku joins me today to jam about what we’ve experienced in ourselves and our clients, and Toku’s insight is that people often struggle with the guilt of getting what they want. Feeling that and moving through it is the path of growth.
I sit down and talk with Seth about the Icarus Deception, picking yourself, and why Seth was afraid of writing Icarus. Also, Seth calls out my Resistance – a moment that proved to be one of the catalysts for my publishing my first book.
What do depression, strategy, financial intelligence, and specialization all have in common? They’re all related to choices – in the case of depression, sometimes feeling like you don’t have any. They’re also topics Tara Gentile and I jam about on this episode of the Creative Giant Show. Listen in to see how good strategy helps you make better choices.
Angela joins me to jam about the emotional journey that happens as you’re growing and scaling your business. There are a lot of ups and downs, but we’re not often talking about the leader’s or founder’s journey of grief, excitement, freedom, and fear that happens as she/he starts letting go of more and more pieces of the business and shifts to working on the business rather than just in the business. This topic came up because one of our teammate’s business-owner friends was talking to her about it and we thought it be a good topic to talk about on the Show.
Coaching is a powerful way of being with people in how it unlocks human potential and transforms the way you relate to others. But it’s also really misunderstood, misrepresented, and, when done right, hard to do. Michael Bungay Stanier–a dear co-coaching partner and award-winning coach–joins me to work through some powerful coaching questions we can use at both work and home. Make sure to listen in for the turn in the conversation about two-thirds of the way in, too. Ready? Let’s do this.
Have you ever thought that you’ll get the whole money thing figured out once you get some more of it? That’s usually not the case. Jacquette Timmons joins me on Episode 49 to discuss why financial success doesn’t start in our wallets – it starts with our relationship to money and how it aligns with our true values. Enjoy!
This week’s show features Andrea Owen, proud author of 52 Ways to Live a Kick-Ass Life and How to Stop Feeling Like Shit: 14 Habits That are Holding You Back From Happiness. Andrea joins me today to talk about the habits and shame stories that hold us back from success. In this episode, we discuss how our stories, habits, and coping mechanisms lead us further away from being able to catch ourselves in the moment. Disclaimer: this episode contains cable-friendly language, so be conscious of where/when you are listening.