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!
Validation - Lisa Radosta, DVM, DACVB
What you think about you matters most.
External validation means you are measuring your self-worth based on what other people think of your behavior.
Internal validation means you are clear about who you are and what you value, so you always have an easy way to measure your success.
Listen in on this great conversation with Lisa Radosta, DVM, DACVB. She shared her thoughts about the power of internal validation as well as her own simple metric for evaluating each day.
Give it a try and let me know what you think!
Imposter Syndrome - 7 Perfectly Good Reasons for Imposter Feelings
Imposter syndrome is extraordinarily common and incredibly debilitating.
All around, you see capable, competent pet pros who are doing a terrific job.
And I'm here to tell you that most of them can't see how amazing they are.
Can you? Do you know how amazing you are?
If you struggle with imposter feelings, it's likely that at least one of the seven reasons in this episode has gotten in your way.
How to Notice and Shift Limiting Beliefs
A limiting belief is something you believe to be true that constrains your choices in some way. It's a belief that "that's just the way things are, and there's nothing I can do about it."
Often you won't even recognize your limiting beliefs and so you'll never test them to see if they help or hinder you.
Learning to recognize your limiting beliefs and make more active choices allows you to show up in support of yourself in more empowering ways. https://colleenpelar.com/95
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.
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.