13 episodes

The Better Living Blueprint is a podcast created specifically to help you make this day a little bit better. Not quite therapy, but deeper than general self-help, BLB is committed to bringing you research, insights and actionable steps to transform you from the inside out. Specifically, we will look at what holds us back from being fully alive and fulfilled in our work, relationships and future aspirations. Unlike other podcasts that may focus on “what” we need to learn, the goal of BLB is to focus on the “why” and how to “be” in our life. We all want to feel alive and in pursuit of a life that is significant and meaningful. Usually what is stopping us is not more content but deeper seated beliefs, hang ups and mental blocks that sabotage us from self-actualizing. BLB will help you to uncover and then take action on all of these. Topics could range from understanding shame, the bondage of people pleasing, why we doubt ourselves and how our past childhood can significantly influence our present. We will also interview those in the field of therapy and self-actualization to learn about what best practices are available.

The Better Living Blueprint Podcast with Eric Connor, LCPC Eric Connor

    • Education
    • 5.0, 2 Ratings

The Better Living Blueprint is a podcast created specifically to help you make this day a little bit better. Not quite therapy, but deeper than general self-help, BLB is committed to bringing you research, insights and actionable steps to transform you from the inside out. Specifically, we will look at what holds us back from being fully alive and fulfilled in our work, relationships and future aspirations. Unlike other podcasts that may focus on “what” we need to learn, the goal of BLB is to focus on the “why” and how to “be” in our life. We all want to feel alive and in pursuit of a life that is significant and meaningful. Usually what is stopping us is not more content but deeper seated beliefs, hang ups and mental blocks that sabotage us from self-actualizing. BLB will help you to uncover and then take action on all of these. Topics could range from understanding shame, the bondage of people pleasing, why we doubt ourselves and how our past childhood can significantly influence our present. We will also interview those in the field of therapy and self-actualization to learn about what best practices are available.

    S.T.E.P. Into Intimacy

    S.T.E.P. Into Intimacy

    Every relationship has its own ups and downs. You could even come to a point when the person you once thought as your soulmate has become much of a stranger. Is there a way to rekindle that seemingly lost connection?

    • 28 min
    EP011: Getting Unstuck

    EP011: Getting Unstuck

    Everyone has patterns that keep us stuck in a situation. Getting unstuck from it, however, does not just happen overnight. What could be the reason behind it and what steps do you need to take?

    • 37 min
    EP010: What Drives Addictive Behavior Part 2

    EP010: What Drives Addictive Behavior Part 2

    Addictive behaviors are essentially about mood change. We do these addictions to make us feel better. It is important to note, however, that the brain adapts to anything we do.

    • 20 min
    EP009: What Drives Addictive Behavior Part 1

    EP009: What Drives Addictive Behavior Part 1

    Better Living Blueprint by Eric Connor, MS, LCPC, CSAT
    Eric Connor talks about What Drives Addiction Part 1. He has worked with a lot of addictions, and saw how people use certain behaviors to escape or medicate. They know that it works and that it makes them feel better. Tune in and learn what it means, what creates desire, and how you can handle that type of attachment.
    The Root of Addiction Addictions are more than a bad habit. They are about relationships. The cravings and compulsions are almost like emotional responses to the different situations you deal with in relationships.
    "Addictions are much more than a kind of behavior or substance." - Eric Connor
    Often you may find a lot of resistance to those responses. Nonetheless, it is good to understand that there is always a reason behind them.
    Things that People Can Be Addicted To People can be addicted to everything. There are addictions that cannot be controlled and there are those that are just easy to deal with.
    "New things are coming out about what people can be hooked on or dependent on." - Eric Connor
     As the years progress, everyone has more access to different things. There is a whole range of addictions, including food, chemical medicators, work, and alcohol.
    Why Care about Addiction Addiction is not to be taken lightly. People get treatment because things have gotten out of their control. Some do not need to deal with a lot of changes.
     "Depending on what the behavior is, there is always an impact." - Eric Connor
    Whatever type of addiction, there is always a tradeoff. It could impact one's time, finances, and mental energy. Whatever the case, behaviors have a strong thinking component which people connect with.
    Download and listen to the entire episode on What Drives Addiction Part 1.
    Let us know what you think about What Drives Addiction Part 1. Don’t forget to leave us a 5-star rating and review if you enjoyed the show. We would love to hear from you!
    Connect with Eric Connor at the following links:
    The Better Living Blueprint website
    Email: eric@betterlivingblueprint.com
    Copyright © 2017 Better Living Blueprint
     

    • 26 min
    EP008: Understanding beliefs that block us with Joe Sanok

    EP008: Understanding beliefs that block us with Joe Sanok

    Better Living Blueprint by Eric Connor, MS, LCPC, CSAT
    Are you getting the most out of the goals you have? On today's episode, Eric talks about understanding beliefs that block us with Joe Sanok. Joe is a topnotch speaker, counselor, and podcaster. You may have heard of him on his show Practice of the Practice. Tune in and learn how you too can advance better towards your ultimate goals!
    Top Mental Health Specialist for Teens and Adults Joe is a level 2 Gottman-certified consultant. He currently enjoys spending time with his family, but he is still on the move in helping people from all walks of life.
    “It's so much fun to help people grow their influence, their income and their impact on the world.” -Joe Sanok
    He is primarily focused on working with teenagers and couples. He seeks to help others get better in life, and particularly specializes in mental health.
    Content, Strategy and the Person Joe saw how many people want to start a blog to scale their practice. What they tend to overlook is the importance of exposing who they are as clinicians.
    “No matter what you are doing in your content, your person should come out in that.” -Joe Sanok
    According to him, you need to find your voice for your blog. The fact stays the same regardless of who you are and what you are doing in the field. Your voice is that one thing that will inform the content that you publish.
    The Why to Succeed Authenticity is important in any venture you pursue. It is important that you find and understand your "why".
    “Oftentimes people just narrow down on one specific ["why" category]. But in reality, they also need to look at all those different areas.” -Joe Sanok
    Joe shares that your why could be external, where you desire to spend time with those you love. It could also be internal, where you focus on achieving something which you may not be sure of. Or it could also be societal, where you might want to help the society you belong.
    Check out these links about Understanding Beliefs that Block Us with Joe Sanok:
    Practice of the Practice website Practice of the Practice consulting To hear about Understanding Beliefs that Block Us with Joe Sanok, download and listen to the entire episode. Don’t forget to leave us a 5-star rating and review if you enjoyed the show. We would love to hear from you!
    Connect with Eric Connor at the following links:
    The Better Living Blueprint website
    Email: eric@betterlivingblueprint.com
    Copyright © 2017 Better Living Blueprint
     

    • 28 min
    EP007: Knowing and Owning Our Personality Type with Erich Kurschat

    EP007: Knowing and Owning Our Personality Type with Erich Kurschat

    Better Living Blueprint by Eric Connor, MS, LCPC, CSAT
    On today's episode, Eric Connor talks about knowing and owning our personality type with Erich Kurschat. Erich is the Founder, Director and Connection Coach at Harmony Insights. He shares some classic insights on understanding who you are, connecting with others, and ultimately achieving success in life and career. Tune in!
    Fulfillment in Career and Relationships Erich spent around 16 years of working in the corporate world as HR. He left job afterwards and started his own journey as entrepreneur. Yet, he has always been interested in the reason behind people's behavior. 
    “I help individuals and organizations have the confidence of meaningful work and productive workplace relationships.” -Erich Kurschat
    At Harmony Insights, Erich and his team help others achieve meaningful work and relationships. Which part of your career do you find fulfilling, and who are those people who can help you move forward to success? Erich can guide you through the process.
    Bringing Self to the World Erich shares what it means to know who you are and what you want. Even your potential has limitations.
    “I don't think that there is too much you can do in life with confidence without first knowing who you are, what you bring to the table, and what value you are to the world and to the person in front of you.” -Erich Kurschat
     The world is more than what you may think it is. At the moment, it could be the person you are speaking with. How you connect with others tells something about you.
    The Path That You Take According to Erich, knowing yourself can change the way you connect with others. You can consult with him if you need some help in this area. He has done a lot of career coaching and also serves as volunteer at a career transition facility.
    “So much of what makes up of our lives oftentimes just lands in our lap and we aren't as intentional as we are these things.” -Erich Kurschat
    He saw how often people start a conversation with the fact that they ended pursuing something because of their friends. To some, someone told them to follow a particular path that they are taking. Nonetheless, it is important to understand that each person is unique. 
    Check out these links about Knowing and Owning Our Personality Type with Erich Kurschat:
    HarmonyInsights.com Email: erich@harmonyinsights.com Meetup with The Chicago HR Mastermind To hear about Knowing and Owning Our personality Type with Erich Kurschat, download and listen to the entire episode. Don’t forget to leave us a 5-star rating and review if you enjoyed the show. We would love to hear from you!
    Connect with Eric Connor at the following links:
    The Better Living Blueprint website
    Email: eric@betterlivingblueprint.com
    Copyright © 2017 Better Living Blueprint
     

    • 37 min

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This show is incredible for courageous listeners

If you are interested in living a fully alive life ... this is the show for you. Eric does a great job delving into challenging topics that will help listener experience life to the fullest.

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