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The podcast for overachievers and recovering perfectionists who feel stretched thin and overwhelmed trying to do it all. Hosted by neuroscience nerd and clinical psychologist Dr. Nicole Byers, the goal of The Bold Life Podcast is to share practical, neuroscience based strategies to help you save time in your day, build your confidence, and reach your goals.

The Bold Life Dr. Nicole Byers

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The podcast for overachievers and recovering perfectionists who feel stretched thin and overwhelmed trying to do it all. Hosted by neuroscience nerd and clinical psychologist Dr. Nicole Byers, the goal of The Bold Life Podcast is to share practical, neuroscience based strategies to help you save time in your day, build your confidence, and reach your goals.

    142: 3 Keys to Reaching Your Goals When Your Time is Limited

    142: 3 Keys to Reaching Your Goals When Your Time is Limited

    Sometimes, life throws us a curveball. And other times, it seems like your time is swept away with the day to day stuff and the big projects that you’re excited about gets put off to tomorrow.
    But, not all tasks are urgent!
    In this episode, you’ll learn 3 simple steps to pivot when life throws you a curveball. Then you can stay on track with your big goals without going into panic mode.


    Show Highlights
    [02:40] - In the Fall, my household had a seemingly never ending stream of illnesses.
    [04:41] - My schedule was turned upside down and I had to rearrange everything.
    [06:07] - How can we deal with the unexpected? Key #1: Decide what is urgent.
    [07:26] - Priorities change. What is important one day might not be the next.
    [08:04] - Key #2: Decide what you can delegate off your to-do list.
    [09:22] - Key #3: Decide what you can cut completely.
    [10:19] - You can color code your tasks and this all takes practice.


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    IG: @DrNicoleByers
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    Download Your Daily Productivity Checklist
    The Insider’s Guide to Stop Procrastinating

    • 11 min
    141: 1 Reason Self-Care Doesn’t Work For High Achievers

    141: 1 Reason Self-Care Doesn’t Work For High Achievers

    We all know self-care is important, but it’s usually the last thing on the to-do list for high achievers. It’s hard for us to set our big goals and responsibilities aside and put ourselves first every once in a while.
    In this episode, you’ll learn why our brains approach self-care as a task or something to check off the to-do list. When that happens, self-care feels like more work!
    You will also learn a simple strategy to rewire your brain into thinking about self-care differently so you can have the mental resources you need to stay focused on your big goals.


    Show Highlights
    [02:15] - My bucket list goal of reading 50 books in a year was achieved in 2022.
    [03:09] - After a while, reading stopped recharging me and felt like more work.
    [04:51] - Our brains turn our self-care activity into something on our to-do list.
    [06:14] - When we check something off the to-do list, we move on to the next thing.
    [07:22] - Self-care becomes a burden and the joy gets lost.
    [08:34] - Take a break to remove the internal pressure.
    [09:41] - Self-care looks different day to day or week to week.
    [10:25] - Ask yourself how you feel right now when you do your self-care activities.

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    IG: @DrNicoleByers
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    Download Your Daily Productivity Checklist
    The Insider’s Guide to Stop Procrastinating

    • 11 min
    BONUS - Replay Episode #92: Get Your Resolutions Back On Track

    BONUS - Replay Episode #92: Get Your Resolutions Back On Track

    Most people make new year's resolutions or at least goals for 2022. We start the year motivated and committed, ready to make massive changes in our lives. Then by February it all goes down the drain and we’re back to the status quo. 
    Why? 
    Because our brains are designed to keep us safe. Safe for your brain means staying in your comfort zone. Change takes energy and our brains are designed to conserve energy where possible. 
    Instead of creating massive goals that are vague and without a timeframe, set S.M.A.R.T. goals instead and see how much better you fare with your resolutions. 
    Listen in to hear all of my tips and advice for sticking to your resolutions this year!

    Show Highlights
    [01:29] Whether you love them or hate them, most of us set goals for the year. 
    [02:41] Remember, your brain is designed to keep you safe and in your comfort zone.
    [04:54] Goals and resolutions are so hard to stick with because of how we write them. 
    [06:06] Have you heard of S.M.A.R.T. goals? 
    [06:27] The “S” stands for specific. 
    [07:04] “M” stands for measurable. 
    [07:40] The “A” stands for achievable or attainable. 
    [08:44] “R” stands for relevant. 
    [09:40] The “T” stands for timely, so set a time limit. 
    [10:17] Take the resolution you set and break it down into super small steps. 
    [12:10] A quick review of all the information and tips in this episode. 


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    IG: @DrNicoleByers
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    Download Your Daily Productivity Checklist

    • 13 min
    BONUS - Replay Episode #79: 10 Strategies to Boost Motivation and STOP Procrastinating

    BONUS - Replay Episode #79: 10 Strategies to Boost Motivation and STOP Procrastinating

    Sometimes we would do almost anything else to avoid starting our next project at work! In our distraction-filled world it’s hard to stay motivated, especially if you’re a busy professional or entrepreneur. Find out how to boost your motivation on those days when you didn’t get out of bed ready to go!
    When I set my own deadlines it can be easy to procrastinate, and that’s because our brain isn’t set to focus on the long game - it wants rewards, and our brain wants them now! With no stress and pressure, your brain isn’t motivated to work. With too much, it’s overwhelming, and your brain doesn’t want to work. You need the right amount of stress and pressure to keep your motivation and your work going at a steady pace to finish on your deadline.
    Listen in to discover how you can break down your big goal into smaller tasks, how to take small steps to boost your motivation over time, and why getting outside for fresh air with physical activity can give your motivation a big boost.


    Show Highlights
    [02:02] How I created my own deadlines and schedule. 
    [04:59] Break down your big task into smaller, easily accomplished goals.
    [08:01] Taking the first step towards your goal can boost your motivation.
    [10:58] Plan a reward for when you’re done a task.
    [14:35] Move to a new location to boost your motivation.


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    IG: @DrNicoleByers
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    Listen to Episode 62 How Stress Can Make You More Productive
    Download Your Daily Productivity Checklist

    • 19 min
    BONUS - Replay Episode #110: Why Self-Care is MORE than Bubble Baths and Pedicures

    BONUS - Replay Episode #110: Why Self-Care is MORE than Bubble Baths and Pedicures

    Do you feel selfish when you rest or take a break? 
    Recently I surprised myself when my first thought upon hearing someone else was taking a break, wasn’t what I expected. It made me take a hard look at my beliefs around what it means to work hard or be successful. 
    I’m sharing why you might have a hard time resting and why our current culture reinforces this belief. 
    Plus, learn one daily strategy to refresh your mind and body and to get comfortable putting yourself first every once in a while. Because self-care is so much more than bubble baths and pedicures. 


    Show Highlights
    [01:33] I was recently listening to another podcast and it brought up some interesting emotions. 
    [02:57] It’s hard for us to relax because of the societal values we have cultivated.
    [04:08] What do you do on those magical days when you get everything done early? 
    [05:29] Why you may sometimes feel off when people talk about self-care. 
    [07:02] The trouble with believing self-care means being selfish. 
    [09:47] Our brains were not designed to work all day. 
    [11:18] What I’m doing to prioritize time for recharging my batteries each day. 
    [12:52] Your challenge for this week. 


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    IG: @DrNicoleByers
    Facebook: Dr. Nicole Byers
    Website: Drnicolebyers.com
    Email support@drnicolebyers.com
    Download Your Daily Productivity Checklist


    Episode 15: Want to Feel Less Overwhelmed? Learn to say no!
    Episode 62: How Stress Can Make You More Productive

    • 14 min
    140: How to Reach Your Goals in 2023 Without Setting Resolutions

    140: How to Reach Your Goals in 2023 Without Setting Resolutions

    Do you set New Year’s Resolutions?
    I don’t.
    And in this episode, I’ll explain why. You’ll also learn 3 success strategies for 2023 instead of setting resolutions that will help you be more productive and achieve your goals faster.


    Show Highlights
    [01:15] - 80% of New Year’s Resolutions fail before February.
    [02:01] - Resolutions are vague. They are impossible to stay focused on.
    [03:03] - Goals work because they are specific and have a plan.
    [03:36] - Strategy #1: Start a “done” list.
    [04:53] - Strategy #2: Adopt a project planning system.
    [07:02] - Strategy #3: Reward yourself for small victories.


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    Links | Resources
    IG: @DrNicoleByers
    Facebook: Dr. Nicole Byers
    Website: Drnicolebyers.com
    Email support@drnicolebyers.com
    Download Your Daily Productivity Checklist
    The Insider’s Guide to Stop Procrastinating
    Join the 5 Secrets to Skyrocket Your Productivity in 2023 Challenge www.drnicolebyers.com/challenge

    • 8 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
9 Ratings

9 Ratings

jessgersh ,

Relatable

Dr Byers is such a relatable host. I love her take and input on the topics. Such helpful insight for this recovering perfectionist

CRob2016 ,

Wonderful Podcast

Love listening to Dr. Byers practical and insightful advice. She is an excellent host and is authentic and relatable. Highly recommend!

Shawn Hondorp ,

Science based and applicable!

Evidenced-based and actionable?? Yes please! Dr Byers has great guests and solo episodes where she provides practical and easy to use tips to overcome perfectionism and self doubt, all based on knowledge about how our brains actually work. Ummm, yes please!

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