UNLEASHED (at work & home) empowers you to take charge of personal development. Each episode sheds insight into the world of human behavior by talking with a variety of experts about their work, their successes, their frustrations … and their love of dogs. Are you ready to be more productive, more positive, and more personally empowered? Get ready to be UNLEASHED!
Abundance - Meredith Jones, DVM
How much is "enough" and how much is an "abundance?" This varies by category and circumstance.
We often think of money when we talk about abundance. How much money would you need to have to feel abundant?
What about other categories? How many supportive relationships would feel like an abundance? How much time to dedicate to your own interests and needs? What amount of sleep would be abundant for you?
Meredith Jones, DVM, joined me to talk about abundance in its many forms.
Tell me, what's something that is either free or very inexpensive that makes you feel abundant?
Nerds - Hannah Branigan
There's magic in diving deep into a subject and learning as much as you possibly can about it. There's something so exciting and energizing about it.
Hannah Branigan, CPDT-KA, KPA-CTP, is a self-described nerd. Her passion subjects include dog training, Applied Behavior Analysis, and neuroscience. That's quite a mix!
She joined me for a fun conversation about the power of owning your interests and pursuing them with passion.
Focus - Veronica Boutelle, CTC, MAEd
FOCUS ON WHAT MATTERS MOST
Far too often, your attention is focused more on other people's priorities than your own. Focus gives you purpose to pursue work that's meaningful to you *and* the freedom to do what you choose, feeling present, calm, and content.
Pet professionals often find their work isolating and draining. Maintaining a focus on what matters most to you re-energizes you and helps you build the habits, practices, and connections that fuel you.
You deserve to enjoy your day-to-day life.
There's no one better than Dog*Biz's president, Veronica Boutelle, to talk about focus with. For nearly two decades, Dog*Biz has been helping dog pros build their businesses with careful deliberation so they can do good work and also earn a good living.
Comparison - Avoiding the Compare-and-Despair Trap
Judgment requires comparison, but comparison does not require judgment.
Learn to harness your brain's natural gift of comparison without letting it harm your self-image, productivity, or motivation.
Discovery - Sue Sternberg
This conversation about dogs, dinosaurs, and discovery is just what the doctor ordered.
The inner demons of perfectionism, imposter syndrome, and overthinking tell you that you have to do everything “the right way.”
But that’s not true.
There’s tremendous value in doing something just for the sheer joy of the experience, without any attachment to whether you do it well.
Laugh and learn with Sue Sternberg in this wide-ranging conversation.
The most powerful discoveries are the ones you make about yourself. https://colleenpelar.com/90
Joy - Energizing surges of emotion
Joy seems like a simple, uncomplicated emotion, but it often sits side by side with more difficult emotions.
Joy’s power comes from the yin and yang of life, the ups and downs. Joy gives us moments of elation, connection, and awe that are only powerful because we are also familiar with darkness. Joy points out what is good right now.
Colleen presents human mental health and well-being through the lens of dog behavior in a practical, relatable way. Don’t miss an episode!
Educational, relatable and enjoyable!
I really enjoyed listening to the podcast with Dr McConnell. Hearing these two professionals discuss emotions and how they're experienced, applied to life and viewed in the dog and human world was great. As a dog professional, these types of podcasts are easy to listen to and still providing some fun educational material.
We have more in common with our dogs than we think! Love this fun perspective on personal development.