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Learn. Impact. Enjoy!

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Learn. Impact. Enjoy!

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informative!

By SheKnowsCrypto - Jun 19 2015
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Very informative with a unique perspective. Thanks!

Episode 37

By Drddl - Jun 10 2015
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Just what I needed to hear Ana. Your strategies will be very helpful. Thanks!

iTunes Ratings

199 Ratings
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176
13
4
2
4

informative!

By SheKnowsCrypto - Jun 19 2015
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Very informative with a unique perspective. Thanks!

Episode 37

By Drddl - Jun 10 2015
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Just what I needed to hear Ana. Your strategies will be very helpful. Thanks!

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037: Unfocus To Focus

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I can’t stop focusing on focus 🙂 First it was the interview with Omar Zenhom – episode 35 of this podcast titled “Focus To Succeed” Then, it was last show – episode 36 – about “Focus Without Focus.” Today, I decided to speak about “Unfocus to Focus.” During my conversation with Omar, he spoke about an interesting phenomenon that […]

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Jun 04 2015

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003: Failure and The Way To Success

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Last week I spoke about the Art of Repurposing and a new perspective from the Icarus Myth I learned from one of my favorite authors: Seth Godin. During that episode I said: If we want to succeed, we may fail many times. Now, I want to correct myself: If we want to succeed, we must fail many times. We must build […]

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Oct 10 2014

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004: Growth Mindset – Yes, We Can Learn It

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The secret of success for self-employed professionals is developing a growth mindset. What does that mean? Let me define the opposite – fixed mindset. In a fixed mindset, we believe our basic qualities, such as intelligence or talents are set. We believe that we were born with certain talents that determine who we are and what we can achieve in our lives. In a growth […]

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Oct 17 2014

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035: Focus To Succeed (with Omar Zenhom)

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In this episode, I interviewed a fellow podcaster – Omar Zenhom. Omar is the Co-Founder of Business Republic, where he, and his partner Nicole Baldinu, started an alternative business education program called The $100 MBA – a culmination  of his years in business and education. They also offer daily, free 10-minute business lessons with their podcast The $100 MBA Show, that I highly recommend you subscribe to. In our conversation we spoke about: Mindset shifts […]

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May 22 2015

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026: Do People Really Change?

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I’m fascinated by change – if you listen regularly to this podcast you may have noticed that. Change has been the focus of my professional life. When I started as a psychotherapist, I helped people overcome problems in ways that changed how they lived their lives. Afterwards, as a life coach, I focused on supporting people to reach […]

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Mar 20 2015

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031: Non-Obvious: How to Think Different with Rohit Bhargava

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In this episode, I have the pleasure to interview Rohit Bhargava, author of five best selling business books including Likeonomics and his most recent one called Non-Obvious: How to think Different, Curate Ideas and Predict the Future. He had me at “how to think different”, because to have this skill is a wonderful way to give […]

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Apr 24 2015

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011: How to Increase Your Positivity

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Take a minute to do this awareness exercise: Look around the room and count how many red objects you see. Write that number down. Now that you know how many red objects you saw, do you have any idea how many blue objects were there? If you are like most of us, you didn’t notice […]

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Nov 28 2014

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017: The Four Agreements and Mindset Blind-Spots

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At the beginning of the year, I like to re-read books that impacted me in the past. This year, I decided to read again The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz. It’s a beautifully written short book that calls our attention to the many self-limiting beliefs we hold in our lives. The author, Don Miguel […]

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Jan 16 2015

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029: The Second Arrow – Stories We Tell Ourselves (with Eric Zimmer)

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In this Episode, I interviewed Eric Zimmer the host of the podcast “The One You Feed.” “The One You Feed” podcast was named Best of 2014 by iTunes, and it’s an amazing collection of open minded discussions of habits, wisdom, psychology, philosophy, and motivation. Eric starts his episodes with a short story that explains the title of […]

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Apr 11 2015

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025: Learning and Change

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The topic of this episode is Learning and Change  – and how can we learn from our relapses, and missteps. First of all, I want to correct a mistake I did in Episode 23: Understanding Change – and Why Is So Difficult to Change, where I spoke about a specific model to explain change that was developed by a team […]

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Mar 12 2015

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021: The Four Agreements – Always Do Your Best

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This is the last episode around the book: The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz To summarize, The Four Agreements are: First Agreement: Be impeccable with your word Second Agreement: Don’t take anything personally Third Agreement: Don’t make assumptions Fourth Agreement: Always do your best Today, I’m going to focus on the last agreement: Always do […]

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Feb 13 2015

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034: A Conversation with Viktor Frankl’s Grandson – Alexander Vesely

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– Listen to this interview to find out how to win a copy of the documentary “Viktor & I”– Movie Trailer: Viktor & I, An Alexander Vesely In this episode, I spoke with Alexander Vesely about his grandfather, Viktor Frankl. Viktor Emil Frankl, M.D., Ph.D. (1905-1997) is considered by many as one of the greatest […]

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May 14 2015

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018: The Four Agreements – Words Are Powerful

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On the last episode I spoke about the book: The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz. I explored what Ruiz calls Self-Limiting Beliefs. I call them Mindset Blind-Spots because we are not aware that we hold them, and yet we filter our experiences through them. I even started a 7-day Awareness Challenge for myself. Just […]

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Jan 22 2015

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019: The Four Agreements – It’s Not About You

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On the last episode, I focused on the the first agreement from the book: The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz. I spoke about “Be impeccable with your word” and reflected on the Power of Words. I even shared some insights from recent psychological research that can help us take this concept to next level, […]

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Jan 30 2015

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009: The Power of Gratitude

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Most people agree how important it is to be grateful. Research in Psychology also supports the power of gratitude. In her book–The How of Happiness–Sonja Lyubomirsky, dedicates a full chapter to this topic. She uses a definition from a world’s leading expert on gratitude–Robert Emmons:  Gratitude is “a felt sense of wonder, thankfulness, and appreciation for […]

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Nov 22 2014

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020: The Four Agreements – The Assumptions We Make

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On the last episode, I spoke about “Don’t take anything personally” – the second agreement from the book: The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz. In this episode, I focus on the Third Agreement – Don’t make assumptions. Don Miguel Ruiz summarizes this agreement as: Find the courage to ask questions and to express what […]

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Feb 06 2015

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016: Courage To Be Imperfect

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Perfection – I strive for perfection. I always did, and I still do. I like to do things as well as possible. I’m always looking for ways to improve. I know that perfection is an illusion. It’s impossible to produce something totally flawless, but why not to try to create something as good as possible. […]

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Jan 09 2015

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013: How to Overcome the Fear of Running Out of Money (with Sarah Thompson)

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I had a thought provoking conversation with Sarah Thompson, a financial expert, on how to overcome the fear of running out of money. I invited Sarah, because she has a well of experiences, from working on the corporate world, to her own personal struggles with debt, finances, and success. Now she brings it all together in […]

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Dec 19 2014

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008: React or Create – Your Choice

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Think about a time when you lost your car keys, and you are already running late. You know that they have to be somewhere in your house, and you almost sure that you left them in the kitchen, but you can’t see them anywhere. You feel the stress build and know that doesn’t help, but […]

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Nov 14 2014

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015: Think BIG MindSet (with Michael Port)

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During this episode, I interviewed my mentor Michael Port about the Think BIG MindSet. Michael Port has been called an “uncommonly honest author” by the Boston Globe, and a “marketing guru” by The Wall Street Journal. He has written 5 bestselling books including Book Yourself Solid, Beyond Booked Solid, The Contrarian Effect, the New York […]

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Jan 02 2015

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042: Blindspots, First Impressions & People Skills (with Jordan Harbinger)

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When I was preparing to interview Jordan Harbinger, host of The Art of Charm podcast, I planned to focus this episode on overcoming blindspots. In fact, I begin by telling the story about my big blindspot in relation to the Top 50 iTunes podcast The Art of Charm that has more than 1.5 million downloads […]

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Jul 17 2015

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041: The Independence Continuum

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I recorded this MINDSET ZONE episode, on the Fourth of July, Independence Day, in the US. We commemorate the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4th, 1776. This was when the American colonies declared themselves as a new nation, the United States of America, no longer part of the British Empire. Independence can […]

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Jul 05 2015

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040:  Mindset Shifts in Productivity, Balance and Entrepreneurship (with Monique Y. Wells)

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In this episode, I had the pleasure to interview Monique Y. Wells. Monique is a productivity expert, and loves to coach women entrepreneurs who want their businesses to support their ideal lifestyles. Monique writes regularly for the Huffington Post. There she published recently a three-article series where she interviewed several entrepreneurs in the “expert arena” – coaches, consultants, authors, speakers, online marketers – about their experiences of six or seven figure business growth. This interview focused on mindset shifts around productivity, balance and entrepreneurship (namely what usually happen for the solo-preneurs to be able to survive the start-up phase, and grow their business to the six or seven figure mark.) In our conversation we spoke about: What Is Productivity? Productivity Is More Than Getting Things Done New Definition of Balance Productivity Mindset Shifts in Entrepreneurship: From Start-Up to High 5 Figures […]

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Jun 27 2015

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039: Transitions–The Eagle and The Mouse

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In episode 26 of the MINDSET ZONE podcast where the topic was “Do People Really Change?”, I spoke about a Greek philosopher called Heraclitus who said: “No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it’s not the same river and he’s not the same man.” Heraclitus believed everything is in constant flow, everything always changes. I thought about this when I watched a short video from Martha Beck, a popular life coach and author. She shared her strategy to deal with major life transitions. Martha begins with […]

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Jun 19 2015

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038: Essentialism by Greg McKeown

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To conclude my series of podcast episodes about the importance of “Focusing”, I was honored to interview Greg McKeown, author of the New York Times Best Seller Book – Essentialism: the Disciplined Pursuit of Less. Greg has taught at companies that include Apple, Google, Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Salesforce, and Pixar. He is also an amazing keynote speaker that I had the opportunity to meet at the ICON15– The InfusionSoft Annual Conference held in Phoenix, Arizona. Here are some of the topics we spoke about: What is “Essentialism”? Information and opinion overload Emails in mobile devices as a distraction Discern between the vital few and the trivial many Becoming an essentialist is not an event, it’s a process […]

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Jun 13 2015

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037: Unfocus To Focus

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I can’t stop focusing on focus 🙂 First it was the interview with Omar Zenhom – episode 35 of this podcast titled “Focus To Succeed” Then, it was last show – episode 36 – about “Focus Without Focus.” Today, I decided to speak about “Unfocus to Focus.” During my conversation with Omar, he spoke about an interesting phenomenon that […]

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Jun 04 2015

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036: Focus Without Focus

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Last episode I interviewed Omar Zenhom about how to “Focus To Succeed.”  Afterwards, several ideas emerged for me that led to the topic “Focus Without Focus.” “Focus to Succeed” only works when we are focused on the essential projects that help us move forward. Our focus has to be on target. Moreover, if we take focus as the […]

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May 28 2015

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035: Focus To Succeed (with Omar Zenhom)

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In this episode, I interviewed a fellow podcaster – Omar Zenhom. Omar is the Co-Founder of Business Republic, where he, and his partner Nicole Baldinu, started an alternative business education program called The $100 MBA – a culmination  of his years in business and education. They also offer daily, free 10-minute business lessons with their podcast The $100 MBA Show, that I highly recommend you subscribe to. In our conversation we spoke about: Mindset shifts […]

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May 22 2015

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034: A Conversation with Viktor Frankl’s Grandson – Alexander Vesely

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– Listen to this interview to find out how to win a copy of the documentary “Viktor & I”– Movie Trailer: Viktor & I, An Alexander Vesely In this episode, I spoke with Alexander Vesely about his grandfather, Viktor Frankl. Viktor Emil Frankl, M.D., Ph.D. (1905-1997) is considered by many as one of the greatest […]

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May 14 2015

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033: Your Body of Work (with Pam Slim)

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In this episode, you will listen to an interview with Pamela Slim, author of Escape from Cubicle Nation and the Body of Work. Pamela Slim is an award-winning author, speaker and business consultant who has been an entrepreneur for eighteen years. Pam is a passionate, engaging speaker with proven advice for building careers in the […]

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May 07 2015

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032: Invisibilia – The Blind Can See

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Today’s episode goal is to invite you to go and listen to a different podcast – really 🙂 This is one of the things I love about the podcasting world. Like authors and professionals speakers, we know that people who read a book, listen to a speaker, or a podcast, will enjoy reading others books, […]

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Apr 30 2015

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031: Non-Obvious: How to Think Different with Rohit Bhargava

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In this episode, I have the pleasure to interview Rohit Bhargava, author of five best selling business books including Likeonomics and his most recent one called Non-Obvious: How to think Different, Curate Ideas and Predict the Future. He had me at “how to think different”, because to have this skill is a wonderful way to give […]

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Apr 24 2015

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030: Misattributions – Good Or Bad?

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Today, I want to focus on misattributions, that is, situations where we attribute an idea to the wrong source. I was listening to news recently and they were speaking about the beautiful new US stamp, produced as an homage to the life and work of Maya Angelou. It’s wonderful and meaningful to see a poet […]

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Apr 18 2015

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029: The Second Arrow – Stories We Tell Ourselves (with Eric Zimmer)

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In this Episode, I interviewed Eric Zimmer the host of the podcast “The One You Feed.” “The One You Feed” podcast was named Best of 2014 by iTunes, and it’s an amazing collection of open minded discussions of habits, wisdom, psychology, philosophy, and motivation. Eric starts his episodes with a short story that explains the title of […]

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Apr 11 2015

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028: Do You Have A Sandbox?

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For many of you, last week’s episode was very conceptual with no practical application. I want to celebrate that 🙂 It’s essential to have activities that don’t seem to have practical applications, or use business language, with no tangible Return Of Investment – ROI. We know that children need to play to learn new skills […]

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Apr 04 2015

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027: Paradoxes – Give Your Mindsets a Workout

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To provide a mindset workout is my goal for every episode of my podcast. I want to create a space where you come to exercise your mind, such as when you go to the health club to keep yourself healthy and in shape. In the last episode – 26: Do People Really Change? – I […]

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Mar 28 2015

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026: Do People Really Change?

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I’m fascinated by change – if you listen regularly to this podcast you may have noticed that. Change has been the focus of my professional life. When I started as a psychotherapist, I helped people overcome problems in ways that changed how they lived their lives. Afterwards, as a life coach, I focused on supporting people to reach […]

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Mar 20 2015

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025: Learning and Change

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The topic of this episode is Learning and Change  – and how can we learn from our relapses, and missteps. First of all, I want to correct a mistake I did in Episode 23: Understanding Change – and Why Is So Difficult to Change, where I spoke about a specific model to explain change that was developed by a team […]

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Mar 12 2015

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024: Stop Changing – Start Shifting (with Whitney Hutten)

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Last episode I spoke about why it’s so difficult to change, and I knew then that I had to bring Whitney Hutten to this podcast. Whitney believes that to stop changing and start shifting, is the best strategy to make what you want happen. Her mission is to help professionals to get 10 to 15 […]

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Mar 06 2015

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023: Understanding Change – and Why Is It So Difficult to Change

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A quarter of 2015 has already past. I’m wondering if this year you did any New Year’s Resolutions that implied a big change in your life. The reality is that for most people, even if they honestly intended to change some important aspect of their lives – from exercising more, losing weight, and so forth […]

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Feb 27 2015

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