[book club] Ep. 11 – “Where we go from here” (Fxck Feelings, discussion)

https://www.youtube.com/embed/9kIDbmTDNv0 On Thursday, I jumped on Instagram live with Preeti Sareen to discuss her impressions of “Fxck Feelings” by Michael and Sarah Bennett and how I might proceed with the book (recorded live and first aired on #IGTV - September 13, 2018). Highlights: - Preeti doesn’t agree with what she sees as the dismissal of… Continue reading [book club] Ep. 11 – “Where we go from here” (Fxck Feelings, discussion)

[book club] Ep. 10 – “What am I doing here?” (Fxck Feelings)

https://www.youtube.com/embed/ALuUAKGADuU On Monday, I jumped on Instagram live to discuss my impressions of, and further plans for, “Fxck Feelings” by Michael and Sarah Bennett (recorded live and first aired on #IGTV - September 10, 2018). Highlights: - The book is modular, so there aren’t the usual through-lines. - I am struggling to get invested, as… Continue reading [book club] Ep. 10 – “What am I doing here?” (Fxck Feelings)

[podcast] Ep. 6 – “Eliminating Excuses” (Ownership of Growth, Part 2)

https://www.youtube.com/embed/HKB6oXEqs7Q I hung out with Moon Ameen to talk about owning our own process of growth. In part 2 of 3, our conversation focuses on eliminating excuses. Highlights: - Consistency is critical; something is better than nothing. - The difference between a reason and an excuse is mindset. - A question to shift from problem… Continue reading [podcast] Ep. 6 – “Eliminating Excuses” (Ownership of Growth, Part 2)

[podcast] Ep. 5 – “Taking Responsibility” (Ownership of Growth, Part 1)

https://www.youtube.com/embed/fRwe5nxwpOU I hung out with Moon Ameen to talk about owning our own process of growth. In part 1 of 3, our conversation focuses on taking responsibility. Highlights: - Responsibility stems from how we take ownership of something. - Passion and discipline both affect commitment. - Planning and consistent effort over time are required to… Continue reading [podcast] Ep. 5 – “Taking Responsibility” (Ownership of Growth, Part 1)

[book club] Ep. 9 – “Eff Self-Improvement” (Fxck Feelings, Ch. 1)

https://www.youtube.com/embed/dv8AnvuzSZ4 On Monday, I jumped on Instagram live to discuss Chapter 1 of “Fxck Feelings” by Michael and Sarah Bennett (recorded live and first aired on #IGTV - August 27, 2018). Highlights: - We can’t take responsibility for results we can’t control. - Lying to ourselves does not, in fact, get us what we want.… Continue reading [book club] Ep. 9 – “Eff Self-Improvement” (Fxck Feelings, Ch. 1)

[podcast] Ep. 4 – “What’s your frame?” (Word Words Words, wrap-up)

https://www.youtube.com/embed/NH9z64AtX-s After the last three episodes with Jenny Ward, I wanted to tie a bow around our conversation. Highlights: - Labels are natural. How we apply them is what matters. - Self-talk determines our frame for our experiences. - Mantras can shift our frames. Affirmations are not necessarily effective. Honesty is key. Hi, my name… Continue reading [podcast] Ep. 4 – “What’s your frame?” (Word Words Words, wrap-up)

[book club] Ep. 8 – “Radical Acceptance” (Fxck Feelings, Intro)

https://www.youtube.com/embed/ElY_ym4obqM On Monday, I jumped on Instagram live to discuss the introduction of “Fxck Feelings” by Michael and Sarah Bennett (recorded live and first aired on #IGTV - August 20, 2018). Highlights: - This book is all about acceptance. - Growth mindset is key. - Happiness as a goal is BS. How are you at… Continue reading [book club] Ep. 8 – “Radical Acceptance” (Fxck Feelings, Intro)

[book club] Ep. 7 – “The Final Last Word” (The Willpower Instinct, Conclusion)

https://www.youtube.com/embed/t6II-Igtrqo On Friday, I jumped on live to discuss the conclusion of “The Willpower Instinct” by Kelly McGonigal, as well as my experience reading the book (recorded live and aired first on #IGTV - August 17, 2018). Highlights: - The book is clearly written for students. - I learned that I need to let the… Continue reading [book club] Ep. 7 – “The Final Last Word” (The Willpower Instinct, Conclusion)

[book club] Ep. 6 – “Attention Me!” (The Willpower Instinct, Ch. 9)

https://www.youtube.com/embed/nZmXg3UQA_0 On Tuesday over on Instagram, I jumped on live to discuss Chapter 9 of “The Willpower Instinct” by Kelly McGonigal. (recorded live and aired first on #IGTV - August 14, 2018) Highlights: - Beware your object of focus, you just might get it. - Deprivation and restriction cause rebounds. - If you focus on… Continue reading [book club] Ep. 6 – “Attention Me!” (The Willpower Instinct, Ch. 9)

[podcast] Ep. 2 – “Self-talk” (Words Words Words, Part 2)

https://www.youtube.com/embed/_81svJZWZF4 I hung out with Jenny Ward to talk about labels, self-talk, and mantras. In part 2 of 3, our conversation focuses first on "self-talk." Highlights: - Self-talk is essentially labels on a loop in our heads. - Self-talk can be positive or negative. - We are responsible for our self-talk. Hi, my name is… Continue reading [podcast] Ep. 2 – “Self-talk” (Words Words Words, Part 2)