Call In Interview Podcast: Tamara Tamara is an empty nester, who runs her own business. She adjusted from having five kids to manage, to manageing her own personal schedule and filling it properly.
Call In Interview Podcast: Christina Christina has gone through some recent difficult times. She speaks very honestly about what she has gone through and how it affected her perception of time, energy and resources.
At the beginning of the year I did a scary thing – I erased my big white board. I figured I had been staring at it long enough and it was static. I needed a new plan. I stared at it for a bit and decided how I wanted to organize things, and how I wanted to create an outcome.
Resilience. We hear that term a lot, especially in regards to kids in a divorce. “Oh kids are resilient” we hear, from the parent that sees them 50% of the time, thus making them feel better about the divorce. We hear it when someone goes through trauma, has cancer or experiences a physical setback – “She’s resilient and will make it through.” What do you think resilience is? When you think of it you think essentially that something bad has happened and the person will spring back. It’s the springing back that defines the resilience, isn’t it? We imagine that someone’s life, their psyche, their experiences are like a stretchy sheet, or a flexible physical support. It takes a hit, or bends a bit, and then it springs back. Sometimes it springs back in direct proportion to how far it was forced to bend. Someone becomes extremely unhealthy and a
I think it was Shakespeare that said “An email by any other punctuation would not be as obnoxious.” No wait, that was me, just now. Mark Bradford.
It’s a new year. What will you do? Resolutions, eh? Things will be different? Things will be better? Not going to do that thing? Will absolutely do that thing this year? That’s what goes through your head, right? One of those things has an emotional impact on you, and based solely on that you choose.
Imagine that you meet an extradimensional being. What’s an extra dimensional being? That would be someone who not only experiences the four dimensions we seem to live in (physical space and time) but enjoys a few more. He looks pretty normal, and might even be wearing a hat. However, there is one aspect of time that does not affect him the way it affects you – for him it’s not linear. For him, your entire life is a long licorice whip. He can see the start and the end. At any time he can take the licorice whip – in this case its the red kind – and he car curl it up a bit so that its all bunched up. Now that its bunched up he can jump to and see any part of it.
In an article called Time Compression and Productivity – Mindfulness of Moments I talked about how we seem to alter the flow of time based on how we feel about the moment we are experiencing.
Part two of our two part experiment. This time it’s the opposite of what we talked about last time. Instead of turning off the outward-in shields we put up – protecting us from possible harm – we are doing the opposite. Just for a day.
Do you multitask? Of course you do. Find out what actually happens when you do. And what’s the hidden glue that holds it together? Is it actually costing you more energy when you switch gears? Impossible you say? Find out about the myth, cheating the system in the wrong way, and cheating it in the right way.
We discuss why it’s not only OK to be bored, but how that’s actually a good thing that puts you one step ahead of a lot of people. We find out why you are bored and not surprisingly – we see how it’s related to time, energy and resources. Part one of two.
Explore the Alchemy For life System – a system you can become aware of that will allow you to manipulate things, like a sliding puzzle, to get stuff you want.
Geometry and your journey You are constantly making adjustments in your behavior. These adjustments are a mixture of our conscious mind and our unconscious mind. The unconscious mind makes decisions based on learned behavior, experiences, and even present mood (you’re more likely to drive fast when you are experiencing heightened emotions than when you’re not – that’s a decision to drive fast, or not drive slow.
My recent article Everyone finds time to do what they want to do I mentioned that (not surprisingly) everyone finds time to do the things they really want to do.
“Everyone finds time for what they really want to do.” My friend recently repeated this phrase to me in response to a story I told him.
Privacy, Passive Listening and Forgotten Headphones As I write this I am listening, unintentionally, to someone who is obviously in a coaching session.
Not What You Think – revisited Back in September of 2016 I wrote an article called Balance Coaching is Not What You Think.