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"Life is a question and how we live it is our answer"

Hi, my name's Helen. As a kid, I struggled with hidden depression and self-harm. I sought therapeutic help and mentorship to overcome the immense fear I battled with as a teen. I understand that many people may not have this privilege. This podcast seeks to bring vulnerability and humanity to life. I use this medium to encourage creatives and mental health enthusiasts to be who they needed. I'd love for you to join me in this messy, loving endeavor.

Who You Needed Helen Garcia

    • Health & Fitness
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"Life is a question and how we live it is our answer"

Hi, my name's Helen. As a kid, I struggled with hidden depression and self-harm. I sought therapeutic help and mentorship to overcome the immense fear I battled with as a teen. I understand that many people may not have this privilege. This podcast seeks to bring vulnerability and humanity to life. I use this medium to encourage creatives and mental health enthusiasts to be who they needed. I'd love for you to join me in this messy, loving endeavor.

    Triumph Thursdays #1: Abraham Lincoln

    Triumph Thursdays #1: Abraham Lincoln

    How can we use the awful, messy things that we've gone through to our advantage?
    Episode Summary
    [00:00:20] Triumph Thursday is a Reminder that no one has ever led a perfect life. Sometimes, our greatest accomplishments are birthed from difficult circumstances. [00:00:41] How Abe Lincoln used his experience with depression to his advantage “Those qualities seem almost God-like. Almost superhuman, his sense of what needed to be done, set him apart as though he were above or beyond the bitter divisions that weighed everyone else down” (Ryan Holiday) [00:03:21] Helen noticed a pattern: some of the most impactful people in history went through some of the hardest obstacles and turn them into an opportunity to learn something profound. Resources Mentioned 
    The Obstacle Is the Way: The Timeless Art of Turning Trials into Triumph Special Offers
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    Adam Adams: If at First you Don't Succeed, Learn from Setbacks

    Adam Adams: If at First you Don't Succeed, Learn from Setbacks

    "I see a lot of people that start things and quit. They quit because it was too hard. The only reason they failed wasn't that they weren't smart, talented, or educated. It's our persistence and determination that gives us endless potential" 
    Episode Summary
    [00:01:24] Helen pitches a theory to Adam: how his various past lives as a ‘fighting kid’, musician, and Mormon missionary provide him with the creativity and planning to carry into business [00:09:07] Adam vulnerably unpacks how his unconventional upbringing (part of his childhood raised in a polygamist ranch) influenced his parenting [00:14:08] Adam talks about turning his health around – how he lost 50 lbs after a tough-love conversation with an important person in his life [00:22:54] On Over-working Yourself: “some of it was a lie that I would tell myself, ‘I'm working for the kids so that they can have a life. But I realized later on that I was really truly doing it just for me, just because it was my escape and the thing that I could control.” [00:24:28] How Working LESS made Adam perform better in business [00:27:26] Helen notices a trend with Adam: why does he love pushing limits? So, Adam unpacks the sixth-grade turn-around. [00:32:36] How music transformed Adam – ‘it gave me a breath’ [00:34:55] Helen and Adam talk Podcast Strategy: What do you need to SUCCEED? [00:44:40] Rapid-fire questions Resources Mentioned
    Get in Touch with Adam - GrowYourShow.com Book: Atomic Habits by James Clear  Special Offers
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    Overthinking Vortex of Doom!

    Overthinking Vortex of Doom!

    "Our minds are incredibly adaptable. We can make it do anything! But, overthinking creates patterns of thought that lead to entanglement." Helen provides funny and practical examples of how to curb our vortex of overthinking
    Episode Summary
    [00:00:00] The Toothbrush in the Toilet Analogy – Helen draws this analogy to describe the destruction that is overthinking [00:02:32] Overthinking + Vortex = a consistent energy mass of a behemoth when we apply a habit of analytical thinking and problem solving to a situation that is unhelpful or unproductive. [00:04:06] How to shift our focus: on the limitless capacity of the present moment Resources Mentioned (affiliate links)
    Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg The Obstacle is the Way by Ryan Holiday Think Like a Monk by Jay Shetty Special Offers
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    63. Work Thru Your Distractions, Why "Priority" is More Useful than "Balance"

    63. Work Thru Your Distractions, Why "Priority" is More Useful than "Balance"

    There are days when we feel motivated and days we feel un-motivated. Helen discusses the first step to unlock sustained productivity over a long period of time. 
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    [00:00:00] Helen on how the Oversaturation of Knowledge can Zap our creative mind and self-dialogue [00:02:56] Introducing Gary Keller’s Concept of “Counter Balance” – reaching a place of deep work by placing focus on one task to propel quality work 3.     [00:04:57] Setting ONE radical intention a day

    Resources & Links
    Books that keep us in radical intention (Amazon Affiliate Links)
    1 One Thing by Gary Keller - Tired of being stretched too thin? This book provides practical stories and examples of getting back to the basics
    2. Deep Work by Cal Newport – Understand the power of technology in distracting us from doing deep work – this book unpacks how to set limits for technology & unlock your potential as a creative
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    62. Creating Limits - What I Wish I knew Before I Became a Content Creator

    62. Creating Limits - What I Wish I knew Before I Became a Content Creator

    Distraction is sticky because it's a shiny object. Learn about getting un-stuck.
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    Episode Summary
    [00:00:49] Purchasing "more" items will not make us better. It's a weird dilemma to go through because the more things that you purchase, you realized the less that you need
    [00:02:33] Talk and create from a place of abundance and not lack. We don't have to sound impressive. 
    [00:02:57] Grounding our feet in the present moment Sometimes less is more. 
    Resources & Links
    Books that keep us in radical intention (Amazon Affiliate Links)
    1 One Thing by Gary Keller - Tired of being stretched too thin? This book provides practical stories and examples of getting back to the basics
    2. Untethered Souls By Michael Singer – Get Clear on Identity thru self-awareness. Singer unpacks the beauty of letting go through a releasing practice
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    61. One Un-Impressive Trick to Stand Out in a Crowd

    61. One Un-Impressive Trick to Stand Out in a Crowd

    Many people love to talk, but effective people love to listen. 
    Seek first to understand the question beneath the question.
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    Transcript:
    (Full Show Notes at WhoYouNeeded.com)
    [00:00:00] We battle with this thought every single day. Am I impressive enough? Are people going to like me? Here's one unimpressive trick to stand out from the crowd, take care of yourself mentally, and still be an effective leader.
    [00:01:50] As an introvert, I realized that when I enter into a new setting, there are a lot of people who have something to say, but very few people listen to what is being said. What do I mean by that?... When you enter a room, oftentimes one person will ask a question, but there are layers to questions.
    [00:02:14] There are hidden patterns that are embedded inside a question, but oftentimes. People seek to answer before they seek to listen. And my friend Patrick has a saying that listen and silent are spelled with the same letters. And oftentimes the most unimpressive trick to standing out from a crowd is to listen.
    [00:02:35] Yeah, Not as impressive as you thought. Huh? That's exactly the point of this title. Oftentimes maintaining our energy and maintaining our mental sustenance and value in a room comes from listening. It comes from not seeking to go after the attention it's to go after the value and heart of other people.
    [00:02:58] Oftentimes when we think about someone who creates value and inclusivity and open space in a room, they think about someone who can carry a conversation. They think about someone who is charismatic and charming, but often underneath that is the desire to understand. It's the desire to seek first, to get to the heart of a human being before even opening their mouth to answer or providing advice.
    [00:03:25] There's the question beneath the question. After interacting with several people on clubhouse on Instagram and networking with different podcasters, I realized that so many of us have gotten good at talking. We know exactly what to say. We know the rules.
    00:03:48] And so how do you get to the heart of a human being? There are different ways to listen. There are different ways to connect. Someone could ask you, for example, how, how do you make X, Y, and Z amount of money? Well, what type of business do you have? What type of community do you seek to garner? Who is your target audience?
    [00:04:11] I began to ask those questions before even saying anything. Listening comes with identifying other people's strengths and how they can benefit in the room. My pastor, when I was in high school, used to tell me that the star of any room is not the person who says. Hey, here I am. It's the person who says, Hey, there you are a great leader, an effective leader.
    [00:04:33] Sometimes the most prominent spiritual teachers are ones that identified the strength, energy, and humanity in people's souls before they even opened their mouths and bragging about themselves. Let other people brag about you, but make it a point to see the gold in other people because the world needs that we're hurting right now.
    [00:04:53] There's an economic instability going on in America. There are people who have lost their jobs. There are people who are looking to hope and there are people who are looking to dream. And so one of the key tricks to standing out in the crowd now is to actually care, is to actually listen. And that's it.
    [00:05:10] That's today's episode. If you love these bite-sized episodes, share with a friend, send this to someone who this could help and uplift. Episodes are now coming out three times a week for you. I plan on posting on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays in the hopes that this could help someone in nee

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Customer Reviews

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18 Ratings

18 Ratings

nyjules ,

Thoughtful Insightful Conversations and more

This podcast is one of my favorite shows. Helen is a thoughtful interviewer and the conversations with her guest always inspire me. If you are looking for a feel good insightful conversation this is a must listen.

MisterEclecticBlue ,

Best Guest Experience Since Pandemic

I am zoomed out but when I presented as a guest on this show I felt renewed. Helen touched my soul. She made me feel again with her genuineness and openness. I heart her! The other episodes uplift me and whisk me from my daily pain.

The Bright Side of Life ,

So beautiful

Helen, the episode I listened to spoke to me so much! I love everything you said about overthinking. Your voice is calming and I love the knowledge you gave. Thank you! What a great podcast!

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