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Tiny Leaps, Big Changes is a personal development podcast focused on exploring the day-to-day behaviors we all engage in that determine the results we gain in our lives. Hosted by Gregg Clunis, the show shares simple strategies you can implement into your life to start moving the needle towards your biggest goals.

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Tiny Leaps, Big Changes is a personal development podcast focused on exploring the day-to-day behaviors we all engage in that determine the results we gain in our lives. Hosted by Gregg Clunis, the show shares simple strategies you can implement into your life to start moving the needle towards your biggest goals.

    580 - Mental Health and Grief Pt 2.

    580 - Mental Health and Grief Pt 2.

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    • 14 min
    579 - Mental Health and Grief Pt 1.

    579 - Mental Health and Grief Pt 1.

    In this episode, we take a look at the balance between managing your mental health and dealing with the symptoms of grief.

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    Part 1: Presenting the Problem

    Grief is something we all go through. In fact, it's something we are all going through right now. When you hear the word grief you likely think about losing someone you love. This is normal as it's the most commonly used form of the word. But grief isn't just about death. It's actually about loss.

    Grief: Deep sorrow, especially cause by the death of someone.

    Sorrow: a feeling of deep distress caused by loss, disappointment, or other misfortune suffered by oneself or others

    So grief is just about loss.

    Part 2: Diving Deeper

    Let's look at this from two angles:

    1. Losing someone you love

    2. Losing something important

    In this part we will look at navigating the loss of someone you love. In the next episode we'll look at losing something important.

    Losing someone you love is hard. The sense of loss is extreme and, even if you are prepared for it, the realization of how complete and final it is can cause a disconnect between how you expect the world to be and how it actually is.

    I remember when my dad first died the hardest parts, and still is the hardest parts, were all those little moments where I would suddenly realize that he was in fact gone.

    Those moments where I casually thought of a funny thing he said, or remembered a phone call we had, only to realize that it could never happen again.

    That disconnect lead to moments of shock that over time started to eat away at my mental health. 

    This is how grief works. It sits in the background allowing you to feel more or less okay. Okay enough that you maybe even start to feel guilty about how okay you feel. And then one day...bam! Grief strikes and you find yourself collapsed in a ball on the ground crying your eyes out about this person you lossed.

    Part 3: The Solution

    The short answer is that you need to figure out what works for you when dealing with grief. The longer answer is that everything needs to be okay. Whatever you need in order to get through that pain and deal with it in a healthy way needs to be okay. If you don't feel like going for that run....don't. It's fine. If you don't feel like taking a shower...don't. Give yourself that room.

    Because grief is a dark place. It's waking up one day and finding yourself in a dark cave. When you find yourself in a dark cave the process for getting out is going to be messy. You're going to be covered in mud and sweat and tears and scrapes and bruises. But as long as you gain those things with the purpose of moving forward and finding a place of light...then it's okay.

    What isn't okay is sitting in the darkness of that cave and purposefully harming yourself with no intention of moving forward. When that starts to happen, when you start to engage in vices like drinking in a way that feels unproductive, you need to find support in the form of therapy or something similar.

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    https://www.mhanational.org/bereavement-and-grief


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    • 12 min
    578 - What is Your Real Goal?

    578 - What is Your Real Goal?

    In this episode, we talk about why you shouldn't get caught up in the individual goals that you've set.

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    Part 1: Presenting the Problem

    When it comes to personal development one of the first steps many people take is to sit down and start setting goals for themselves. Maybe those goals are around weight loss, or perhaps it's about saving money, or maybe your goal is to meditate more often.

    Whatever the goal ends up being, it's a very straightforward place to start. By setting goals you give yourself a sense of direction and allow yourself to move forward in a structured way.

    It only becomes a problem when we get caught up in the day to day goals we are setting and forget what we ultimately want.

    Part 2: Diving Deeper

    Here's what I mean, more often than not there's an underlying reason for your goal.


    Why do you want to make more money?
    Why do you want to lose weight?
    Why do you want to get a promotion?
    Why do you want to start a business?
    Why do you want to find love?
    Why do you want to raise good kids?
    Why do you want to meditate?

    There is always a real goal behind the goals we set. There is always a reason, a sense of why. That reason will be different for each person so it's something you really need to dive into for yourself, but if you are struggling there is one thing it typically comes back to.

    Part 3: The Solution

    We set goals, in part, because we want to be happier.

    That's the only reason to create change. Progress for progress' sake is unfulfilling. There's no reason to grow or change or be better. Except if we believe that the change will lead to a better life. A happier life.

    Why do you want more money? It might be so that you can take the financial boot off of your neck. Leading to less stress, less arguments in your relationship, more freedom, more time. Basically, more happiness.

    Why do you want to lose weight? It might be that you want to feel better in your body. Fit into your wedding dress or tux, Feel pride in how you treat yourself. Gain more energy....etc. Basically, more happiness.

    So whatever your reason is...figure it out. Set your goals with that in mind. Take action with that in mind. Doing so will lead to more success and more consistency. It will also lead to making decisions that guide you towards what you TRULY want rather than getting distracted.

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    • 12 min
    577 - Your Past Is Not Your Future

    577 - Your Past Is Not Your Future

    In this episode, we take a look at why your past doesn't affect your future.  

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    Part 1: Presenting the Problem 

    We let our history of outcomes affect our behavior going forward.  We worry that because we've never been good at money it means we never will be We stress that bad relationships means we will never find a good one We spend time believing that because we struggle to eat well it means we can't change that Two things that play a role here is Carol Dweck's model of mindset: 


    Fixed mindset meaning you believe you are what you are and you need to work with that 
    Growth mindset meaning you believe you are capable of becoming more of what you are  

    The truth is that your past can be one of two things: 


    A historical record of who you are and will always be 
    A collection of data points outlining lessons learned and outcomes to avoid 

    Part 2: Diving Deeper 

    According to an article on Brain Pickings.com about fixed and growth mindsets: 

    "Out of these two mindsets, which we manifest from a very early age, springs a great deal of our behavior, our relationship with success and failure in both professional and personal contexts, and ultimately our capacity for happiness." 

    The important part in this quote is that our mindset develops from a very early age. It's based on the results we've gained, and the things that were reinforced over time.  

    Part 3: The Solution 

    The solution is straightforward but difficult. It's to shift the way you think about your past. View your past as a collection data points, neither good nor bad, that you can refer back to. But do not make decisions about potential futures based on those data points.  

    You can do everything right and still not get what you want. You can do every wrong and still find massive success. The requirement for each is the same, to take action and make progress, then use those data points to inform decisions.  

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    https://www.brainpickings.org/2014/01/29/carol-dweck-mindset/


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    • 13 min
    576 - Three Kinds of Personal Development

    576 - Three Kinds of Personal Development

    In this episode, we take a look at why allowing yourself to be human is required for personal growth.

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    There are two main dynamics in the personal development world right now.


    Hustle Culture
    Manifest Culture

    In this episode, we'll break these two dynamics down, discuss there pros and cons, and talk about the path forward for your own life. 


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    • 16 min
    575 - Two Requirements to Change Your Life

    575 - Two Requirements to Change Your Life

    In this episode, we take a look at the two requirements to changing your life.

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    We often look at personal development and creating change as a process of taking action over a long period of time. In fact I've been guilty of simplifying it in this way too.

    The unfortunate truth is that this view of personal development does not address the very real problem of getting started in the first place. It doesn't look at the very real mental and emotional obstacles that need to be overcome before any action can be consistently taken.

    Today I want to dive a bit deeper into these prerequisites so that we can start to build a better understanding of the entire process behind change, taking action, and making progress in your life.

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    • 18 min

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