Tue, 28 May 2013
It doesn't matter who you are, you can always find someone who has it better off than you and someone who has it worse than you. Instead of bemoaning what other people have or feeling guilty when other people have it worse, it's time to plow forward into our challenges and make them work in our lives.
We discuss the idea of looking at adversity with a long-term view instead of focusing on the storm around you. Learning to adapt and finding people to support you in tough times are key to overcoming the challenges enroute to the life you crave. We also talk about the need to establish a future goal but not be married to the way you will achieve that goal.
We are excited to welcome Alex Lickerman to the show. In Alex's book, The Undefeated Mind, he argues that resilience isn’t something with which only a fortunate few of us have been born, but rather something we can all take action to develop. Alex shares with us his definition of victory and its relation to our happiness and the importance of setting expectations as we create the lives we crave. In addition, we talk about how to overcome setbacks through resiliency determination, and surrounding yourself with great people (see a familiar theme?).
Direct download: Podcast_12_-_Overcoming_adversity_with_Alex_Lickerman.mp3
Category:Personal Growth -- posted at: 3:30am EST
Tue, 21 May 2013
Regardless of what your big dream may be, there is a very good chance you will need to save some money to make it a reality. As we talk about in our book, Dream Save Do: An Action Plan for Dreamers, (you have picked up a copy already, right?) the first step in saving for your target is getting control of your current spending.
Betsy and I dive into the steps you can take to identify where to cut back on your spending as well as share a bit of our story and how we approached the tracking of expenses when we first started to save to live our dream. It does require you to make choices, but when you commit to a dream the choices become that much easier.
In addition we are pleased to be joined by Simon Fairbairn, the developer of Trail Wallet, an iPhone application designed to help you track all your expenses at the moment you are paying. Simon discusses his experience of tracking expenses and shares with us the background to creating this application. Simon and his partner, Erin, also run the extremely enlightening travel website, Never Ending Voyage.
Direct download: Podcast_11_-_Tracking_Your_Spending_Simon_Fairbairn.mp3
Category:Personal Finance -- posted at: 5:00am EST
Tue, 14 May 2013
It is amazing to think what an impact our parents had on our desire to follow our dreams. In looking back at both our lives we can easily spot those lessons, instilled by our parents, which led us to following our dreams.
We dive into the impact that parents have on their children's desire to create the lives they create by going after their own. We are also joined by Ingrid Ricks, author of Hippie Boy, who shares how her children encouraged her to go after her dreams. Ingrid also shares how her decision to make her dream a reality has impacted her children. It is a compelling story for us all.
Direct download: Podcast_10_-_How_Parents_Inspire_our_Dreams_with_Ingrid_Ricks.mp3
Category:Personal Growth -- posted at: 1:00am EST
Tue, 7 May 2013
Being brave does not require you to don tights and a cape (though if you do please send pictures). Instead, bravery is something we all possess when we step outside our comfort zones and push ourselves to try something new. In this podcast we talk about bravery how to give yourself permission to go after what you want most in life.
We are excited to be joined by best-selling author and superhero Chris Brogan. We discuss the concept of “borrowing bravery” from those around us and learning to go forward in spite of our fears. Chris provides his insights into how Confidence, Acceptance, Permission and Execution (CAPE) can help move you to taking action towards your dreams.
Chris’ book, It’s Not About the Tights, provides insights into how you can be more brave in your life. When Chris is not out fighting crime in his mask and cape, he can be found online at ChrisBrogan.com.