This podcast provides you with practical tips, humorous examples and the latest studies in the areas of: personal development, communication, resiliency, handling change and uncertainty, mindset and leading yourself as well as others. I am a professional coach, trainer and key note speaker and work for numerous companies around the world. It is my purpose and passion in life to use my energy and positive mindset to have a ripple effect on those around and inspire them to create the changes they want to have in their private or professional lives.
After the crisis is before the crisis
Unexpected change that seems to come out of the blue is an integral part of life. Small crises as well as bigger ones appear out of nowhere, and we're faced with a choice: wait it out until the storm is over or take action. The problem is that waiting it out isn't always the best strategy, because even when one sudden change is finally over the next one is usually on the way. A lot of people spend their whole life "waiting it out".
In this podcast I share two things which are critical to successfully maneuvering through any change. These two techniques foster a growth mindset and help you thrive even when faced with daunting challenges and times of uncertainty. After all, after the crisis is before the crisis.
You are the average of five
“You are the average of the five people you choose to associate with the most.”
One of the key factors in boosting overall happiness is fostering strong, healthy relationships. I’m talking about the network of people in your life. By network I don’t mean the number of virtual cyber friends – the vast majority you have never met before. This is not an inventory of the people you know. I’m talking about people who are good for you. They believe in you. They have your back. They challenge you because they want the best for you. People you can learn something from.
You can’t surround yourself with negative people and expect to have a positive life. Be intentional about how and with whom you spend your time.
Why is this so important? A large part of setting yourself up for success is exposing yourself to people whom you deem to be successful. So, if you aren’t intentional about the people you spend your time with, you won’t be able to gain the continuous personal improvement that you’re looking for.
This podcast share the five types of people psychologists recommend you have in your life. These five types are critical to your personal and professional growth and development and ultimately to you reaching your goals = success in your life.
How can I...
How can I …
… boost the creativity and innovative thinking in my team?
… increase the number of engaged employees in my organization?
… decrease the number of disengaged employees?
… decrease the number of sick days in my team?
… lower the fluctuation in my team?
These are a handful of the questions I have received in the last few months as a coach and consultant. In this podcast I will share the foundation or the underlying issue to all of these questions and provide you with 5 very specific things you can do to start tackling these types of issues and get the results you want to have in your life - be it personal or professional.
Most prevelant disease sweeping the workplace
Psychologists say that the most prevalent disease sweeping across the workplace start with an M: Multi-tasking. A study released by McKinsey showed that jobs that were done by multi-tasking had twice the number of mistakes than those tasks done by single-tasking, and these tasks took on average 30% longer than single-tasking approaches.
Further studies show that the people who regularly do things by multi-tasking are impacted health-wise: high blood pressure, headaches, backaches, stomach aches and increases tension and stress. And when we are stressed we literally cannot think clearly. Stress reduces our ability to make clear decisions, because we have adrenaline and cortisol streaming through our body. And when this is the case, our field of vision drops to about 15% – 20%. This impacts not only what we see, but how well we can think and look at options and in the end, make decisions. When we are relaxed and focused on single tasks, our field of vision – how much we can see and how much we can think (creatively) – goes up to 75%.
15% or 75%? I’ll take 75% any day. Single-tasking is the antidote to multi-taking.
This podcast will provide you with five tips on how to start single-tasking and feel happier, healthier, more creative and focused.
Sparking Positivity In Your Life - Part 4 of 4
This is the fourth podcast in a series of four in which I'll explore the so-called tipping point in positive psychology. This magical number shows how many positive thoughts, words and emotions you need in comparison to negative ones to tip you and your mindset into an upwards spiral. This positivity is based on the ten forms of positive emotions which we explored in the first three podcasts in this series.
When you tip your life into an upwards spiral, you cultivate a new outlook on life, possibilities unfold, you recognize opportunities in the midst of unexpected change and you thrive. In essence, you are mentally healthier, have a stronger immune system and more successful.
Sparking Positivity In Your Life - Part 3 of 4
You’ve got what it takes to reshape your life and the world around you for the better. It’s already within you. You have that one active ingredient you need to craft a happy life that’s full of growth and creativity and to be incredibly resilient in tough or challenging times.
Positivity is the active renewable ingredient that all of us have in us. There are specific levers you can pull to turn on your positivity. And when you do this you gain control over when and how you feel. You are the driver of your bus.
This is the third podcast in a series of four in which I'll explore the ten forms of positive emotions.These ten emotions go beyond happy and good. They are specific and allow you to get into that emotional state. And when you are in that specific state you plant seeds which grow your positivity long-term and sustainably. This boosts your health, your well-being, your creativity and your resiliency.
In today's podcast we will explore last three: inspiration, awe and love.