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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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Dec 21, 2018

Over the past few weeks, you’ve likely heard me talk about the notion of life design and how powerful these tools and techniques are in helping people create the life they want to live, aligned around who they truly are.

The fact of the matter is that you’re only getting one shot at life. It is your responsibility to make your life experience as vibrant and aligned as possible.

Today I’m going to take you through what life design actually is. You’ll learn:

  • What life design is

  • How it was developed

  • How you can apply it to your own life to create powerful shifts in your life experience

  • The additional impact that the field of Psychology adds to the process

  • How you can get a hands-on taste of the life design approach!

YOU CAN DO IT TOO!

I’m thrilled to announce that I will be holding a series of live webinars in the first 2 weeks of January, and I want you to be there! Click here to grab your spot, and make 2019 the year that you began to live by DESIGN not by DEFAULT!

Dec 19, 2018

Every once in a while, I hear from a listener whose story is so inspiring that I absolutely have to have them on a podcast episode.

This week’s episode came about in exactly that way!

This week, you’re going to hear from Melissa Kwak. She is a family physician, but more importantly, she is a perfect example of someone who is following the principles of life design to create the next chapter of her life.

The thing is, she began feeling the burnout that so many physicians experience. She knew that she could be of more value to the world, and she had the audacious goal of changing the healthcare industry for the better.

This week’s episode is so special because it is a perfect example of someone who hasn’t yet “made it.” Melissa is at the very beginning of her journey, but you can absolutely feel how much intention and thought she’s putting into her next steps.

I hope Melissa serves as an example of the power of life design to transform your day-to-day life experience.

YOU CAN DO IT TOO!

I’m thrilled to announce that I will be holding a series of live webinars in the first 2 weeks of January, and I want you to be there! Click here to grab your spot, and make 2019 the year that you began to live by DESIGN not by DEFAULT!

Dec 12, 2018

It’s a very special time of year. As the year winds down, we all naturally begin taking stock of our lives and thinking about the direction we want to go in the year to come.

What do you want to do? Not the little things. The BIG thing? What’s the thing you know you want but are afraid to do?

What if you could get to a place where the regret of not doing that BIG thing was greater than the fear you feel about trying it?

What if you just didn’t look at the entirety of that BIG thing and simply focused on the next step you needed to take?

What if you decided that THIS WAS THE YEAR?

This week, I had such an amazing time chatting with Sara Grey, the founder of FiTonic. In her 20s, Sara was a broke single-mother, working as a waitress on welfare insurance, sleeping with her infant son in her arms on a family member’s couch. When her son was 5-months old, she enrolled in law school, determined to provide for him. After graduating with honors, she joined a prestigious law firm as a litigator and developed a successful career. She is now the mother of four sons, married to her best friend and workout partner, and crushing new goals every day.

Sara is a beautiful example of life design if I’ve ever seen one! Step by step, bit by bit, she CREATED the life she wanted to have.

YOU CAN DO IT TOO!

I’m thrilled to announce that I will be holding a series of live webinars in the first 2 weeks of January, and I want you to be there! Click here to grab your spot, and make 2019 the year that you began to live by DESIGN not by DEFAULT!

Dec 12, 2018

I’m holding my very first set of webinars during the first 2 weeks of January!! Just in time for the new year! During this webinar, I’ll guide you through a life design exercise that combines the powerful fields of psychology and human-centered design. When applied to your own life, the techniques I have been developing can help you gain clarity on the areas of your life that you want to change and begin to steer your life into alignment with who you truly are.

I have kept this information and these techniques bottled up for way too long, and I am so excited to share them with you!

Stop over to aprilseifert.com/webinar to register!

The hard truth is that you don’t have the luxury of time to waste. When I was in graduate school, I was doing just that. Going through the motions. It all changed one day. After having lost my dad to cancer and having battled the blindness and paralysis of multiple sclerosis, I asked myself an important question. What would my dad give for the day I just wasted? What would I have given (when I was blind and paralyzed) for the day that I just wasted?

I began living with intention, urgency, passion, and joy. I began living by design, not default.

I want the same for you.

How joyful and aligned does your day to day life feel? Do you feel driven and passionate? Do you feel truly alive like you are actively and intentionally participating in your own life? Or, are you sort of going through the motions? Are you working for the weekend, going to work, coming home, and passively letting life happen to you?

Remember. You’re either living by design, or living by default. You choose.

Join me, and I’ll teach you the techniques that you can use to live like your life depends on it. Because it does. 

Stop over to aprilseifert.com/webinar to register!

Dec 5, 2018

This week’s episode is POWERFUL. I can confidently say that if you really put to work the items I suggest in this week’s interview summary, your life will change.

Do I have your attention yet?

Have you ever paid attention to how much chatter goes on in your own mind? How supportive and encouraging are your thoughts? Have you ever stopped to really think about how that near constant mental chatter impacts the way you see yourself and your own abilities, as well as how you show up in the world and even the goals you go after?

I want you to let one fact sink in: YOU ARE NOT YOUR THOUGHTS.

Even though our thoughts feel like such a central part of our identity, it’s simply not true. You are not your thoughts.

That is an incredibly powerful notion when you think about how much our own thoughts and beliefs hold us back. Our thoughts about our abilities, skills, and what others might think. They all constrain our behavior and make us believe that we’re less than we really are.

You are not your thoughts.

For you to be a completely new, more powerful person, you simply need to think a new set of thoughts.

Don’t believe me?

This week I am chatting with the amazingly brilliant Debi Maldonado. She is a Master Jungian Life Coach Instructor and the author of the bestselling book, Let Love In: Open Your Heart & Mind To Attract Your Ideal Partner.

We’re talking all about the powerful impact that our own mental chatter has on our concept of self and identity. You absolutely cannot miss this episode. You owe it to yourself to grow into the biggest, boldest version of yourself, and this episode can help you do just that!

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