14 episodes

Wisdom-focused conversations with an entrepreneurial bent toward ending your self-sabotaging and reach your next level.

The LeaveBetter Podcast: Wisdom and Practicality for Business and Life Miriam Gunn, LMFT, ACC

    • Business
    • 5.0 • 7 Ratings

Wisdom-focused conversations with an entrepreneurial bent toward ending your self-sabotaging and reach your next level.

    Self-Sabotage as a Business Owner - Paul Attaway

    Self-Sabotage as a Business Owner - Paul Attaway

    Welcome to another episode of The LeaveBetter Podcast  where I interview high performers and business owners to glean from their wisdom and practical routines, habits, and mindsets— that you can apply to your own life.

    In episode 14, we are pleased to have Paul Attaway - an entrepreneur and writer from South Carolina.
    Paul and I talk about what it is like owning a business and navigating the different relationships that are connected in business. Enjoy!

    Listen to the episode on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, and Google Podcasts, or wherever podcasts are found.

    *Before you go—Sign up for my newsletter at Leavebetter.com.  Once a week, wisdom and practicality in your inbox.

    Remember: the actions you take today set you up for six months from now. So do something today that pushes you toward that next level of you. So go be INTENTIONAL.

    The transcript of this episode.

    [00:00:10] Intro Paul

    [00:01:03] Becoming an Attorney
    [00:06:09] First Time in Business

    [00:09:49] Navigating Business Partnerships
    [00:14:43] Family Business
    [00:16:55] Self-Sabotage in Mindset and Behavior
    [00:18:21] Becoming an Author

    [00:22:33] Using Books to Escape

    Paul Attaway - website
    Find Paul's Books

    Music by Tom Sherlock

    • 26 min
    Self-Sabotage in Mindset and Behavior - Tina Greenbaum

    Self-Sabotage in Mindset and Behavior - Tina Greenbaum

    Welcome to another episode of The LeaveBetter Podcast  where I interview high performers and business owners to glean from their wisdom and practical routines, habits, and mindsets— that you can apply to your own life.

    In episode 13, we are pleased to have Tina Greenbaum - an Optimal Performance Specialist and Sports Psychology Consultant.
    Tina and I talk about the effort that goes into seeing a transformation in our lives and the change in mindset and behavior that it requires. Enjoy!

    Listen to the episode on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, and Google Podcasts, or wherever podcasts are found.

    *Before you go—Sign up for my newsletter at Leavebetter.com.  Once a week, wisdom and practicality in your inbox.

    Remember: the actions you take today set you up for six months from now. So do something today that pushes you toward that next level of you. So go be INTENTIONAL.

    The transcript of this episode.

    [00:00:50] Intro Tina

    [00:04:07] Mindset Shift
    [00:05:40] Sports Psychology

    [00:07:57] Truth is Truth
    [00:12:07] Take Time to Pause
    [00:16:55] Self-Sabotage in Mindset and Behavior
    [00:18:52] Blind Spots

    [00:19:34] The Three I's

    [00:22:48] It Takes Effort

    [00:24:18] Starting and Owning a Business

    [00:29:46] How to Find Tina

    Mastery Under Pressure Book
    Mastery Under Pressure - Instagram

    Music by Tom Sherlock

    • 32 min
    A Life of Value - Jason Merchey

    A Life of Value - Jason Merchey

    Welcome to another episode of The LeaveBetter Podcast  where I interview high performers and business owners to glean from their wisdom and practical routines, habits, and mindsets— that you can apply to your own life.

    In episode 12, we are pleased to have Jason Merchey - a philosophical thinker, social critic, author / essayist / blogger, and a student of the tradition of arts and letters.
    Jason and I talk about how our values shape how we speak, how we act, and who we are as an individual. There is some valuable wisdom in choosing values that you can live with and be dedicated to. Think about your own values and the actions you take to live by those values. Enjoy!

    Listen to the episode on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, and Google Podcasts, or wherever podcasts are found.

    *Before you go—Sign up for my newsletter at Leavebetter.com.  Once a week, wisdom and practicality in your inbox.

    Remember: the actions you take today set you up for six months from now. So do something today that pushes you toward that next level of you. So go be INTENTIONAL.

    The transcript of this episode.

    [00:01:14] Intro Jason

    [00:02:37] Wisdom vs Foolish
    [00:06:03] Values Among Leaders

    [00:09:17] Values of the Wise
    [00:11:59] Deathbed Values
    [00:14:18] Complexity of Wisdom
    [00:20:24] Restorative Justice

    [00:24:51] Self-Sabotage and Value Systems

    [00:28:12] Values Inventory

    [00:31:56] Books

    Jason's Books
    Values of the Wise
    Wisdom: From Philosophy to Neuroscience
    Jason Merchey - LinkedIn

    Music by Tom Sherlock

    • 40 min
    From Survivor to The Self Esteem Regime - Clarissa Burt

    From Survivor to The Self Esteem Regime - Clarissa Burt

    Welcome to another episode of The LeaveBetter Podcast  where I interview high performers and business owners to glean from their wisdom and practical routines, habits, and mindsets— that you can apply to your own life.

    In episode 11, we are pleased to have Clarissa Burt—a strong advocate for women and the Founder and CEO of In the Limelight Media.
    Clarissa and I talk about her amazing accomplishments ranging from being a participant on the hit show Survivor, advocating for the position of women in society, and the importance of nurturing your self-esteem.  Enjoy!

    Listen to the episode on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, and Google Podcasts, or wherever podcasts are found.

    *Before you go—Sign up for my newsletter at Leavebetter.com.  Once a week, wisdom and practicality in your inbox.

    Remember: the actions you take today set you up for six months from now. So do something today that pushes you toward that next level of you. So go be INTENTIONAL.

    The transcript of this episode.

    [00:00:56] Intro Clarissa

    [00:00:55] Advocate for Women
    [00:04:34] Self-Esteem for All Genders

    [00:08:10] Recognizing Toxicity in Real Time
    [00:11:22] A Blueprint for Self-Esteem
    [00:15:12] Survivor
    [00:18:20] Self-Sabotage and Procrastination
    [00:23:54] Take Time for Self-Care

    clarissaburt.com
    Clarissa Burt - Instagram
    The Self-Esteem Regime

    Music by Tom Sherlock

    • 23 min
    Self Sabotage and Work-Life Balance - Cary Prejean

    Self Sabotage and Work-Life Balance - Cary Prejean

    Welcome to another episode of The LeaveBetter Podcast  where I interview high performers and business owners to glean from their wisdom and practical routines, habits, and mindsets— that you can apply to your own life.

    Sometimes, rather than an interview, I riff on a particular self-sabotaging habit and it's remedies.

    In this episode, we are pleased to have Cary Prejean—a native of Louisiana and the founder of CFO Consulting, LLC. He works with business owners to help them turn their business into what he’s labeled “the well-oiled machine” process.

    *Before you go—Sign up for my newsletter at Leavebetter.com.  Once a week, wisdom and practicality in your inbox.

    Remember: the actions you take today set you up for six months from now. So do something today that pushes you toward that next level of you. So go be INTENTIONAL.

    Listen to the episode on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, or wherever podcasts are found.

    In this episode, Cary and I talk about creating a balance between your personal life and business. Cary shares his experience between making that shift and focusing on what's most imoprtant. Enjoy!

    The transcript of this episode can be found here.

    [00:15] Introduction

    [00:49] Scan the Horizons for Opportunities

    [02:19] Create a Positive Business Environment

    [06:32] Work-Life Balance

    [7:45] Ontological Design

    [10:00] Teenage Discourse to Adult Discourse

    [12:13] Specifics of Adult Discourse

    [16:57] Avoid the Financial Pitfalls

    [21:48] The Herd Mentality

    [23:32] What Are You Chasing?

    Music by Tom Sherlock
    Strategic Business Advisors
    The Sheldrick Wildlife Trust

    • 29 min
    Negotiation - Merideth Thompson

    Negotiation - Merideth Thompson

    In episode 9, we are pleased to have Dr. Merideth Thompson (@merideththompson) — a Management professor at the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business. 
    In this podcast, Merideth and I talk about the importance of mindset and how learning the art of negotiation can help you in the long run.
    What we discuss with Dr. Meredith Thompson:
    A MantraClarity in PersonalityNegotiationToxic CultureCAPSAResources Mentioned:
    MeridethTompson.comSheldrick Wildlife TrustCAPSAThe transcript of this episode can be found here.
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    Listen to the episode on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, or Google Podcasts, or wherever podcasts are found.
    Remember: The actions you take today set you up for six months from now. So do something today that pushes you toward that next level of you. So go be INTENTIONAL.

    Merideth Thompson (1.20.22)
    [00:00] Intro to Merideth
    [01:38] A Mantra
    [04:22] Clarity in Personality

    [07:39] Negotiation

    [11:43] Toxic Culture

    [21:57 CAPSA

    • 24 min

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