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Building Psychological Strength

More and more, people are seeing the benefits of building resilience, building confidence, building mental toughness and flexibility, and moving past fear and anxiety in their lives. April Seifert, Ph.D., hosts this powerful podcast that will help you build psychological strength through interviews and information from some of the world's leading experts in the fields of Psychology and Life Design. It's time to go beyond merely surviving. It's time to thrive! This podcast is brought to you by Peak Mind: The Center for Psychological Strength.
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Sep 26, 2018

Is this all there is? How many of you have examined your life and asked yourself that exact question? Be honest.

The thing is, many of us shared at least some of the following life goals:

  • Graduate from college

  • Score a great job & start climbing the corporate ladder

  • Get married

  • Buy a house

  • Have a/some kid(s)

Maybe you didn’t have all of those goals, but you certainly had your own list. And, after we achieved our list of goals, many of us found ourselves looking around wondering, is that it? Is there no more to life?

So many of us can easily fall into that trap of thinking, “I’ll be happy when…” but the thing is, many times, it’s the journey that makes us happy. It’s the feeling that we have something we’re striving for. It’s the passion that comes from working toward something meaningful.

This week, we’re talking about that very topic.

As it turns out, we never stop searching for meaning in our lives. As soon as we achieve a goal, many times, we feel the void open because, we never lose the urge to strive for meaning. And here’s the kicker: the way we derive meaning is different for each of us.

This week’s episode is a giant permission slip. Stephanie Pierce and I are giving you permission to take the time to really think about who you are, what makes you happy, and permission to go after it.

Who is Stephanie Pierce?

Stephanie Pierce is an HR Director in Talent Management for General Mills. She recently took a sabbatical from her job to pursue her passion of bringing women together to make meaningful connections and find support in a diverse group of women.

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Sep 19, 2018

Be honest, when you think about your current job, is it fulfilling? Does it light you up? Is it aligned with your goals, passions, talents, and strengths? Do you like going to work on Monday morning?

If you’ve answered ‘no’ to at least one of those questions, you’re not alone. The majority of Americans are not engaged at their jobs. Essentially, they’re phoning it in. Slogging it out until Friday comes and they can have a little fun and freedom.

What if I told you that it didn’t have to be that way?! That is exactly what we’re talking about on this week’s episode!

The road toward a job and a life that you love involves making intentional, informed choices. Trying jobs that might work for you & quitting ones that don’t. Constant testing, learning, and adjustment is what can eventually align your work (and your life) around your goals, passions, talents, and strengths.

This is intentional life design, and it is the focus of our episode this week!!

This week, we’re chatting with Kerstin Martin, a flight attendant turned web developer. She is a self-proclaimed ‘gypsy’ who floated from job to job with the belief that her true passion was out there for her to find.

At the age of 52, she found it. She started her company doing web design on the SquareSpace platform, and she hasn’t looked back.

This week’s episode is a beautiful lesson in life design and proof that it is never too late to create a life you love!

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Sep 12, 2018

Each of us was given one and only one finite life to live, and because of that, the time we have is a precious gift. One of the ways to make the most of that gift is to spend our time doing things that align with our passions.

Easier said than done, right?

So many times, we succumb to the desire to stagnate and stay the same. Avoiding change feels safe and comfortable. We avoid asking ourselves whether the things we’re doing still align with our soul, and in doing so, we don’t live the life we are truly meant to live.

Instead, what if you asked yourself the hard questions? Is this job still right for me? Does that relationship still serve me? Am I still happy doing ____? And, in addition to asking yourself those questions, what if you ACTUALLY ANSWERED THEM…..HONESTLY?

Terrifying, right?

Second, what if we abandoned the notion that life is black and white? You either work at a traditional job OR you’re an entrepreneur. You either inhabit a cubical, OR you pursue your passion project.

What if that “or” was an “and?”

What if you lived in the grey area where you get to experiment, try new things, see if they grow, adjust when necessary, and fill your soul up with the stuff that it absolutely craves?

This week, you’re going to meet Marnie Marmet. You’ll learn about the meandering path her life has taken, all because she had the courage to ask herself tough questions and be honest about the answers.

Part of that honesty was driven by the urgency for life she experienced after supporting her mom when she had cancer.

She has now turned that passion into the next chapter of her career with Zenful Life Coaching and her entry into the world of writing by embarking on her first book.

I can’t wait for you to be inspired by Marnie’s incredible story!

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Sep 5, 2018

I want to let you in on a little secret: you absolutely can do extraordinary things!

Don't believe me? Think about this: every single person who ever achieved something extraordinary, was just an ordinary person. They were an ordinary person with a passion that drove them to learn, push, work, and persist until they achieved their goal.

Ordinary people ABSOLUTELY can do extraordinary things! That's what we're focusing on this week.

This week, you will meet Vindya Vee. Vindya is an internationally renowned High-Performance Coach who works with the world’s top 1% of talent. Her clients include business owners, executives and managers servicing Fortune 1000 companies and business owners, working across 13 countries. She is known for her unique skills in achieving impossible goals, impactful leadership, identifying unique talent, and deep impactful coaching. Vindya has a strong vision and great passion for supporting remarkable women create extraordinary success and exponential results!

In our conversation, we hit on some of the topics that get me so fired up!

  • How we underestimate ourselves & what we are capable of achieving
  • The impact of other people's words on our own ability to set and achieve goals
  • Imposter syndrome and HOW TO TAME IT!
  • Practical tips for playing bigger (PSSST! There's a big mindset tip in this part of the interview)

If you have a big goal or even the slightest inkling that you might want to strive for more, you absolutely cannot miss this episode with Vindya Vee!

PS - Vindya is giving away 90 minutes of free coaching! Visit Vindya's website to apply!

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