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The Fight Coach, the Psychotherapist and the Gym Momma (FCPGM) is a weekly audio podcast featuring discussion and tips on topics such as mental health, parenting and martial arts. Using our combined experience we break down important topics that affect you and your family and how best to overcome them. The podcast is presented by Liam-Og Griffin (the Fight Coach) - a professional MMA coach, E-learning Designer and former engineer, James White (the Psychotherapist) - who is well versed in the areas of mental health, stress management and anxiety - and Marlene Griffin (the Gym Momma) - an owner/manager of a busy martial arts and fitness gym and a mother of 3. From time to time, the podcast will also feature guest speakers on various related topics. *** Facebook Community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/fcpgmcommunity/1456858741177345/ *** *** Twitter Feed: http://www.twitter.com/fcpgmpodcast *** *** Discord Server: http://shorturl.at/moBFP ***

FCPGM [Fight Coach, Psychotherapist, Gym Momma‪]‬ Liam-Og Griffin, James White, Marlene Griffin

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The Fight Coach, the Psychotherapist and the Gym Momma (FCPGM) is a weekly audio podcast featuring discussion and tips on topics such as mental health, parenting and martial arts. Using our combined experience we break down important topics that affect you and your family and how best to overcome them. The podcast is presented by Liam-Og Griffin (the Fight Coach) - a professional MMA coach, E-learning Designer and former engineer, James White (the Psychotherapist) - who is well versed in the areas of mental health, stress management and anxiety - and Marlene Griffin (the Gym Momma) - an owner/manager of a busy martial arts and fitness gym and a mother of 3. From time to time, the podcast will also feature guest speakers on various related topics. *** Facebook Community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/fcpgmcommunity/1456858741177345/ *** *** Twitter Feed: http://www.twitter.com/fcpgmpodcast *** *** Discord Server: http://shorturl.at/moBFP ***

    FCPGM033: Persuasion... how minds are changed

    FCPGM033: Persuasion... how minds are changed

    Persuasion is a lifelong game of molding our environment to the shape we want. Whether you’re convincing a group of friends to eat at a restaurant you like or encourage a child to complete difficult homework when all their friends are on Xbox live. Sometimes, a gentle nudge and a smile is all that’s needed but if a family member has been swallowed up by a doomsday cult, how are you going to get them out? On today’s episode…. We’re talking persuasion tactics and the best ways to effectively communicate your wishes and ideas in a way that actually gets those around you to change their minds, their beliefs or their habits.

    Recommended Links:
    Emotions are more persuasive than logic, Olivia Goldhill - Quartz.com:  http://shorturl.at/bnpqKWhy you will fail to persuade people, James Sudakow - Inc.com: http://shorturl.at/bBDMTWhy Facts don’t change our mind, Elizabeth Kolbert - NewYorker.com: http://shorturl.at/xDHTPsychology in Advertsing, Denille O'Regan - Blog: http://shorturl.at/kCFG4How to become a master of persuasion, Kendra Sherry - VeryWellMind.com: http://shorturl.at/jxIQYThe Power of Persuasion, Robert Cialdini PhD - APA: http://shorturl.at/prBWX

    Gym Momma's Quote of the Week:
    “To be persuasive, we must be believable. To be believable, we must be credible. To be credible, we must be truthful” - Edward R. Murrow


    Connect with us:
    Marlene: https://linktr.ee/marlenegriffin
    Jimmy: https://www.linktr.ee/jamespwhite
    Liam-Og: https://linktr.ee/liamoggriffin
    Podcast Website: http://www.FCPGM.com/

    • 43 min
    FCPGM032: Charity... does it really help?

    FCPGM032: Charity... does it really help?

    The Greek storyteller - Aesop - once said “No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted”. On the surface, that seems logical, wise and well meaning. However, there are times when kindness, giving or charity cross over the threshold to enablement and other times, when your charity is siphoned off by middlemen to the point that the intended recipient is left no better off than before you gave a penny at all. When does charity really help? When is tough love better than unconditional support?


    Book Recommendation (affiliate link):
    Dead Aid: Why aid is not working and how there is another way for Africa, by Dambisa Moyo
    https://amzn.to/3w8apgD


    Recommended Links:
    Brene Brown - Empathy vs Sympathy https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Evwgu369Jw

    Dave Ramsey - Love v Enabling:  https://youtu.be/4M97_i03bnI

    Dr Ramani - Toxic relationships: https://youtu.be/JZEyLwy6Z9s

    The mental & physical benefits of giving: http://shorturl.at/wzRW2
    Feeling Good about Giving: The Benefits (and Costs) of self-Interested Charitable Behavior:
    http://shorturl.at/osG18

    The Difference between helping and enabling: http://shorturl.at/bosR2
    Dr Marlo on Charity, Help, Enabling: http://shorturl.at/rHT12

    Gym Momma's Quote:
    "Help people help themselves. Don’t judge, just help. In this process, be cautious to simply point them in the right direction and help them get moving. Don’t make your journey theirs, nor make their journey yours”
    - Dr Steve Maraboli.


    Connect with us:
    Gym Momma: https://www.instagram.com/marlenegriffin_sbg_cork/
    Jimmy: https://www.facebook.com/APIClinic/
    Liam-Og: https://linktr.ee/liamoggriffin
    Podcast Website: http://www.FCPGM.com/

    • 57 min
    FCPGM031: Pivoting | Making a change of direction to achieve success

    FCPGM031: Pivoting | Making a change of direction to achieve success

    Sometimes in life, we realise the path we’re on no longer leads to the destination we planned on reaching. Other times, the path may lead to the right destination but have an obstruction that forces a detour. In any case, the flexibility to pivot, adapt and overcome is one major attribute of humankind that has allowed us to sail the 7 seas, discover vaccines and land on the surface of Mars. What does it take to become good at pivoting and are there psychological hangovers that can stifle our flexibility…. We discuss that and more, in this episode of the Fight Coach, the Psychotherapist and the Gym Momma.

    Recommended Links:
    10 celebs who pivoted successfully Chael Sonnen - The fighter who pivotedThe Power of the pivot - by Dr Sarah Sarkis Dan Murray-Serter - Pivoting to turn entrepreneur burn out into a postiveHow Covid has disproportionately affected female entrepreneurs
    Book Recommendations:
    Tarzan Economics: Eight Principles for Pivoting through Disruption, by Will Page A Liberated Mind: How to Pivot Toward What Matters, by Dr Stephen C. Hayes: 
    Gym Momma's Quote of the Week:
    “Progress is impossible without change and those who cannot change their minds, cannot change anything” - George Bernard Shaw


    Connect with us:
    Gym Momma: https://www.instagram.com/marlenegriffin_sbg_cork/
    Jimmy: https://www.facebook.com/APIClinic/
    Liam-Og: https://linktr.ee/liamoggriffin
    Podcast Website: http://www.FCPGM.com/

    • 44 min
    FCPGM030: The Roaring 20s?

    FCPGM030: The Roaring 20s?

    In the aftermath of World War 1 and the Spanish Flu pandemic, the devastation of life, culture and economics was akin to a global forest fire. While irreparable and indescribable damage and suffering was inflicted, what was left behind was a metaphorical clearing, a gap for green shoots to reach for the light of the sun. Delicate sprouting leaves that would have previously struggled in the shade of crowded canopies were gifted an opportunity to get a head start in life. How can you position yourself to take advantage of the post-covid landscape and take part in the 21st century’s roaring 20’s?

    FCPGM Challenges:
    1. Marlene says: Shop Local and support your community
    2. Liam-Og says: Evaluate your career to make sure you're in a position to catch the next wave
    3. Jimmy says: Take a mental health audit:
    https://www.thinkmentalhealthwa.com.au/mental-health-self-assessment-checklist/

    Gym Momma's Quote:
    "In the rush to get back to normal, use this time to decide which parts of normal are worth rushing back to"
    - Dave Hollis

    Connect with us:
    Facebook Community Group [https://www.facebook.com/groups/fcpgmcommunity]
    FCPGM on twitter [https://twitter.com/fcpgmpodcast]
    Discord Server [https://discord.gg/A4Vy2HS]

    • 58 min
    FCPGM029: Linda Goggin James (Cork Cancer Care Centre)

    FCPGM029: Linda Goggin James (Cork Cancer Care Centre)

    With over 9,000 deaths per year in Ireland related to Cancer, it accounts for approximately 30% of annual mortality. While treatments and medications are improving year on year, there’s still a long, long way to go. Cancer patients have their lives turned on its head with news of a diagnosis. Apart from the physical manifestation of the illness, there comes the emotional strife, not just to the patient themselves, but to their family too. Today, we’re meeting with someone who runs a center which aims to offer support to those who find themselves in that very position. What are the things that people battling Cancer find helpful? How has 2020 affected the service? How can we support the cause?

    Gym Momma's Quote:
    "Surround yourself only by people who are going to lift you higher"
    - Oprah Winfrey

    Cork Cancer Care Centre Website:
    www.CorkCancerCareCentre.ie

    Connect with us:
    Facebook Community Group [https://www.facebook.com/groups/fcpgmcommunity]
    FCPGM on twitter [https://twitter.com/fcpgmpodcast]
    Discord Server [https://discord.gg/A4Vy2HS]

    • 57 min
    FCPGM 028: Reinventing Yourself

    FCPGM 028: Reinventing Yourself

    Once upon a time, you would choose your profession upon leaving school and that would be it for the next 45 years. Reinventing one’s self was reserved for celebrities or those lucky enough to inherit a trust fund. Fortunately, this is no longer the case and there are endless opportunities for us all to choose our own paths. When is the right time to consider reinventing yourself and how can you do it successfully? On today’s episode, we’re looking at how possible it is to turn your own life upside down. Is it beneficial, detrimental or the just another symptom of what’s now referred to as the New Normal.

    Gym Momma's Quote:
    "Just as established products and brands need updating to stay alive and vibrant, you periodically need to refresh or reinvent yourself"
    - Mireille Guiliano

    Recommend Books (amazon affiliate links): 
    Emotional Intelligence, Book by Daniel Goleman   (Self- Awareness): https://amzn.to/3nQ3Vic
    Reinvent yourself, by James Altucher: https://amzn.to/3nTcFEl
    On Tuesday’s, I’m a buddhist, by Michael Hardingt: https://amzn.to/3frWhrq
    Grandma Moses, by Anna Mary Robertson: https://amzn.to/2UUh1Pb

    FCPGM Top Tips:
    Self- Awareness (Who are you ?) Discover Your StrengthsWhat is your Why ? Step outside your comfort zone with courageSet Goals (SMART)   Make a PlanBe Realistic and in line with your values, Try things outConsider others too, use your support group, like minded people and those with experience Self- Compassion / Be kind to yourself, accept setbacks, learn from them and move forward againTake steps to begin and start now 

    Recommended Links:
    Reinventing yourself at 60: http://shorturl.at/nIS05  
    How to reinvent yourself and change your life for the better: http://shorturl.at/luDW0  
    (Reinvent yourself [Psychology Today]: https://www.psychologytoday.com/ie/articles/201405/reinvent-yourself?fbclid=IwAR3GOH4ni86wIcsAo-W5dP5nG7I_LERIH1njOJfDYlGSBAlHrt0WhYmnbdM  
    Turn back time and hack your biology: http://shorturl.at/uwMS1  
    5 steps to reinvent yourself: https://tinybuddha.com/blog/5-steps-to-reinvent-yourself/?fbclid=IwAR0BpBtZYHvt6vj3u-AI4fESUjklJbywud_x-RDWzwjKBOdrbVqnxy3Jbrk  
    Springboard Courses: https://springboardcourses.ie
    The 7 reinventions of Madonna https://whatutalkingboutwillis.com/madonnas-7-notorious-reinventions/

    Connect with us:
    Facebook Community Group[https://www.facebook.com/groups/fcpgmcommunity]
    FCPGM on twitter [https://twitter.com/fcpgmpodcast]
    Discord Server [https://discord.gg/A4Vy2HS]

    • 59 min

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