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Podcasts are every Sunday and are either a 10 minute short article that can help you, or a 45 minute interview with someone who has done amazing things!  Find them on iTunes, Tunein, podchaser, podbean, last.fm, spotify and google musi

BEFORE you make resolutions listen to this

BEFORE you make resolutions listen to this

Did I catch you in time? Every year I tell you not to make resolutions—not because I don't want you to set goals, but because resolutions (at least the style of setting goals) traditionally have a fantastic failure rate. So, before you make them (or if you've made...

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AI, Language Models and puppies

AI, Language Models and puppies

AI & ChatGPT* A language model uses a special kind of learning to conduct a 'probability distribution' over words used to predict the most likely next word in a sentence based on the previous entry. Language models learn from text and can be used for producing...

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There’s no wrong way…

There’s no wrong way…

"There's no wrong way to do it..." Have you ever been given that advice? Did it make sense to you? Did it set you at ease? No, me neither. Let me tell you why that is the worst advice you can give someone who is trying to improve their craft, and why you NEVER hear it...

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The importance of a catalog

The importance of a catalog

Do you have a catalog? if you call yourself a creative, then it is important to catalog your work. In that, I mean to take a step back and see the various foundations you've built. It's a good idea anyway to take a step back, as many creators have to ask Does This...

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Attitude is everything (when consuming media)

Attitude is everything (when consuming media)

Attitude is everything That's one of those phrases we have heard to death and to the point that it's lost any real meaning, hasn't it? If you're like me you might even cringe at it and just wave it off as mind-over-matter kind of nonsense—even if it has made a...

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Triangulating Limiting Beliefs

Triangulating Limiting Beliefs

Triangulation Triangulation is the process by which you use more than one location to find the location of something. I point gets distance, two points gets position on the ground, three points gets altitude. That's exactly how GPS works—the more satellites the better...

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Thermostats, teaching and experience

Thermostats, teaching and experience

Start with awareness As with every episode we start with an awareness. In this case it's an awareness of the fact that we are always gathering knowledge. Thermostats My thermostat tells me the humidity if I walk over to it, but even though I can ask and manipulate the...

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A single breeze…

A single breeze…

Great storms announce themselves with a single breeze, and a single random spark can ignite the fires of rebellion.  Bishop of Aquila - Ladyhawke (1985) A great quote from one of my all-time favorite movies. You may even say it was an influence on The Sword and...

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Overcommunicating

Overcommunicating

Retooling It's been a bit because I've been busy exploring different media avenues. In addition to the podcast I've been exploring video shorts for Youtube, and small digestible video bites for Instagram and Facebook. So, welcome back! And check them out on my...

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Become ceremonious

Become ceremonious

What is ceremony? If you look it up you'll be told it is a "ritual observance or procedure." Most cases refer to weddings, and that's good because that's the example I used in the podcast. Why do I want more in my life? You want more if you're trying to make a habit...

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Who do you think you’re talking to?

Who do you think you’re talking to?

A reminder on the voices We use three voices to communicate with ourselves AND others. Even if you get that you may not realize that not only can someone’s second voice be speaking to you, but you might be using your second voice to speak...

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Self Love and Self Care – Revisited

Self Love and Self Care – Revisited

Most people think of self care and self love as the same thing. It's all about you, being nice to you, doing nice things for you. Right? And it has a bit of stigma attached to it to easily make the average person (especially males) feel, well, just selfish about the...

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I saw two voices talking!

I saw two voices talking!

Three Voices If you've read Three Voices then you know we all have three voices that we all use to communicate with ourselves and others. As a refresher and for those who have not read the book, our first voice is our speaking voice, our second is also regarded as our...

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Do you struggle too?

Do you struggle too?

What’s wrong with me? / Intro to this thing My unspoken perception (my first voice*) is as follows.  I am not saying this is correct, and in most of this it certainly is not, but here it is.   There’s this thing.  People who have overcome this have...

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2022: Most Helpful Episodes!

2022: Most Helpful Episodes!

Review of our most helpful episodes. From Interviews to a unique take on word meanings, to turning negatives to positives (and maybe vice versa) you don't want to miss this. The Complete AFL Episode Guide: A Catalog of All Our Episodes Welcome to The Complete Alchemy...

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Time, Energy and Resources – widgets vs. service!

Time, Energy and Resources – widgets vs. service!

Shorting yourself on time-based skills You've heard this before right? That as you get better and better at something, you can do it more efficiently. So your skill is just as good as your competitor but you do it faster. great! Except that you charge hourly. So now...

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Did you stop measuring?

Did you stop measuring?

Measuring We recently talked about measuring, and now we're talking about NOT doing it. Programs running We have many programs running. We are always tasting, listening, looking, sampling... and measuring. Did you stop measuring? "Hi, I'm Mr. Scale! I'm going to...

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The tension of disagreement

The tension of disagreement

Tension We've talked about tension before. We've talked about tension vs. something being at rest and what that means for us. But now I want to talk about the tension of disagreement. Everything's going to be OK Everything is going to be OK. Does that relieve you? It...

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Taking a step back

Taking a step back

A simple answer for a complex issue... doesn't work Did you ever have an issue with someone and tell a friend about it? They usually say "Oh well I would just say this." You roll your eyes , take a deep breath, and attempt to explain that this is pretty complicated,...

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Zooming Out – but what does that mean?

Zooming Out – but what does that mean?

The 30,000 foot view You've heard of that phrase—taking the 30,000 foot view, right? But what exactly does that mean? Does it mean to take a step back? Does it mean 30,000 steps back? Considering the big picture? How long do you do this? Do you then zoom back in and...

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What are you measuring?

What are you measuring?

Progress If you're not measuring progress, how do you know how well you are doing in the pursuit of a goal? Don't you have milestones and stuff like that? The Alchemy for Life system has a huge amount of tracking, and milestones, and even an icon for setbacks, so why...

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Thoughts vs. Reality – not what you think

Thoughts vs. Reality – not what you think

Here's something you don't hear - thoughts do not equal reality. In an odd way this is a discussion (of the reverse kind) of mindfulness. Fight of flight Our fight or flight mechanism was designed and evolved to deal with something happening right now. It was designed...

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New book: Three Voices

New book: Three Voices

Three Voices Did you know you have three voices? Do you know that one can always be used to override another? Do you know that one of the voices is also a sounding board that can not only help you (preparing for a speech, reviewing a discussion), but also can torment...

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If you use them you’ll get smarter (or dumber)

If you use them you’ll get smarter (or dumber)

Labels We all use labels because that's the base of all languages - complex concepts, descriptions, procedures all contained in a smaller form. Imagine if you had to describe a house every time you wanted to talk about houses. Exhausting. And you'd get dumber. So we...

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Hijacked by Ambition

Hijacked by Ambition

Ambition It's a good thing, right? Have you ever done something, shown something or demonstrated something and had someone say "Well, that's ambitious?" Has a tiny bit of something negative behind that, doesn't it? Have you ever started a project only to decide...

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The 4 Hour Day

The 4 Hour Day

How long is your day? Ingrained in the society I live in is the eight hour work day. However, to get ahead, to be salaried, to be a manager, a mover and shaker or someone who is launching businesses or being an entrepreneur it's expected that you work 10, 12, 16 or...

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Think outside the…group

Think outside the…group

Think outside the box (group) We all know that thinking outside of the box has its benefits. Usually this thinking happens with someone who has a different perspective than others. And that, ironically, is what this podcast is about. Groups are great, until they're...

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Liminal Spaces

Liminal Spaces

Liminal spaces A liminal space is the between space (usually in the physical world). It doesn't 'feel right.' It's a threshold between two states. The transitory nature usually causes you to feel a little creeped out. Ever done a house tour in which a lot of the...

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Shelf Life

Shelf Life

What are your offers? Let's talk about your offers. By offers I don't just mean your business offerings, I literally mean things you have offered to others—whether it's helping someone to move if they need it in the future, lending your truck, working with someone,...

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Speed of Your Reality

Speed of Your Reality

What's the speed of your reality? That's a trick question, and it sounds a little ooga-booga doesn't it. It is, and it's not. A watched pot never boils You've heard both a watched "pot never boils" and "time flies when you're having fun," right? Though the former is...

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Free group coaching opportunity

Free group coaching opportunity

Special Announcement This is a special announcement about free coaching that is being offered to two groups. The Alchemy for Life™ podcast subscribers group is one of the groups, which is why you're seeing this. Congrats. Here is the scoop You're probably just like...

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Real Life Motivation

Real Life Motivation

Motivation. People talk about motivation so much it's annoying. Coaches and speakers talk about it all. the. time. You don't need another source do you? But here's a different take... Two parts to motivation The actual hype that gives you energy. This is stuff like...

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