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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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Feb 26, 2021

Get a pen. Write this down. “Resentment grows where a boundary needs to be planted.” We all have “that” person in our lives who over-steps, asks too much, and doesn’t give in return. But, what if “that” person is a client? 

This episode is Part #2 of a 3-part series exploring the importance of having clear values to guide you in business. In this episode, we’re exploring the importance of setting values-based boundaries with your clients. 

Not only will values-based boundaries keep you sane, but they’ll help you provide a better experience to your customers. I hope you’ll join me for this important conversation. 

Apply for business success coaching at www.aprilseifert.com  

Feb 24, 2021

Being ‘busy’ has become a badge of honor in our society – signaling to other people, and to ourselves, that we’re valuable, in demand, and hard-working. But, at what cost?  

Today on the podcast, we’re diving deep into ‘hustle culture.’ We’re talking about the surprising roots of where it came from, the impact it has on our behavior and whether we’re behaving in alignment with the type of person we want to be, and some practical tips to say ‘no’ to hustle culture. 

As we find ourselves becoming more and more squeezed by our schedules and responsibilities, it has never been more important to find ways to create space, ease, and balance in our lives. Listen to this episode to learn how. 

Feb 22, 2021

It's a fact of life that all of us will experience stress and adversity in our lives. Probably on a daily basis. It's easy to get caught up in stressful circumstances, so today, I want to offer you a simple question to ask yourself when you're feeling stress.

Take our latest psych strength quiz at: https://www.peakmindpsychology.com/quiz 

Feb 19, 2021

The types of difficult decisions we are faced with in business are unique because they aren't really straight-forward. Many times, there are no clear-cut right answers. No obvious path forward.  

Lots of times, there isn't even an optimal choice to make - we're weighing between multiple options that are equally important, enticing, or risky. It's a recipe for confusion, second-guessing, and uncertainty. Not exactly the mindset we want to be walking around with all the time! 

So, when we're faced with decisions like these, we need something to fall back on to help us decide. We need a compass, of sorts.  Our personal values can provide that compass, which is why we're going to be focusing on them for this episode. 

Apply for business success coaching at www.aprilseifert.com  

Feb 17, 2021

How much money do you make? <--How did that question make you feel?  

How about this one, if a job opportunity came up that paid DOUBLE what you make today, how nervous would you be to apply for it? 

In today’s episode, we’re talking about the connection between our emotions and our finances. It’s a bigger connection than you’d anticipate.  

Today’s podcast guest is Bob Wheeler. Bob is an accountant by training, but his work goes so much further than that. Through is book, “The Money Nerve,” his podcast “Money You Ask,” and his live and online trainings, Bob helps people unpack their emotions and beliefs about money and how they might be influencing their decisions and financial outcomes. 

In this valuable conversation, we talk about the connection between emotion and money. We talk about where our beliefs about money come from and how they impact our decisions. Finally, we talk about how to begin to do “the work” of realigning our relationship with money. 

The fact is, money is not the root of all evil. The more money you make, the bigger impact you can have on society and your own family for generations to come.  

Find out more about Bob Wheeler and his work by visiting: https://themoneynerve.com/  

Feb 15, 2021

Stop right now, and do a quick scan of your mind. How are you feeling? What is your attitude in this moment? Is there anything you're working toward, trying to change, or attempting to get away from? Have you ever stopped to consider that maybe, just maybe, the present moment is fine, as is?

Take our latest psych strength quiz at: https://www.peakmindpsychology.com/quiz

Feb 12, 2021

I can't think of many other life experiences that require more personal growth than entrepreneurship. Launching a new product or service into the market takes grit. Resilience. Strength. Bravery. 

And failure, is inevitable.  

Because of that, we need to redefine our relationship with failure, and we’re digging into how to do that on today’s episode.  

Apply for business success coaching at www.aprilseifert.com  

Visit Coalition 9 at https://www.coalition9.com/  

 

Feb 10, 2021

Conflict in our closest relationships is inevitable. No matter how great a relationship is, at some point or another, we’ll find ourselves in an argument, and today’s episode is focused on helping you “win” every argument. 

But here’s the thing, our biggest goal with this episode is to redefine what a “win” is. We would argue that a successful argument that you’ve “won” is one that you can walk away from feeling calm. Without rehashing it in your mind. One where you feel settled.  

And as it turns out, there are several ways to get there, and we’re talking about all of them in this episode. 

If you liked this episode, you might want to check out our Ascend program. We included a bonus module focused on “Boundaries and Difficult Conversations” because this topic is so critical.  

Feb 8, 2021

If you're like the vast majority of people, you likely feel busy quite often. The notion of being "busy" has permeated nearly every aspect of society from work, to family, to our kids' schedules. We find ourselves rushing through life, day after day. But, let me ask you this, what's at the end of all that rushing?

Take our latest psych strength quiz at: https://www.peakmindpsychology.com/quiz

Feb 5, 2021

Many entrepreneurs leave the comfort of their 9-5 jobs in search of freedom. But, there are 2 sides to the freedom coin.

On one side is opportunity. The ability to build and experience boundless growth. The feeling you get when you realize the ceiling has been removed on the amount of money you can make. It's incredible.

But, the opportunity side of that coin is balanced by the other side. The responsibility side. The side that says, "Yes, you are free. You are completely free. And now you must chart your own course. Set your own direction. Put wind in your own sails. No one else will do it for you." The responsibility side also says, "Yes, there is no ceiling on the amount of money you can make, but I've also removed the floor as well. Choose your next steps wisely."

Here's how to chart your own course and get to work, especially in those early days.

Feb 3, 2021

Virus Fatigue. If we’re being honest, we’re all experiencing it to some degree. As we release this episode, the U.S. has been in the COVID epidemic for exactly a year. This is longer than any of us expected when it all began. 

The dirty secret of all of this is that, we’re human beings. We have needs. And, many of those needs have been taken away from us.  

Today on the podcast, we’re diving deep into something called “Conditions to Thrive.” We’ll walk you through SEVEN different conditions to thrive that have been significantly impacted by COVID and offer some ideas about how to elevate your experience. 

Take care of yourself. You’re worth it. 

FREE RESOURCE: During the episode, we mentioned a free self-compassion resource that we put together. Visit www.peakmindpsychology.com/support to get immediate access to an in-the-moment exercise that will really help you feel better during challenging times. 

Feb 1, 2021

No one likes to argue, but unfortunately, it's all but guaranteed even in the best of our relationships. Today I want to give you a new way to approach arguments that can help them be more productive and less contentious.

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