Tag: mindset

Episode #194: Adding Purpose and Value to Life with Robert C. Peterson

Robert C. Peterson is an author, podcaster, coach for entrepreneurs, co-founder and President of Add Value to Life Consulting, LLC. He is also the author of the book titled “The Entrepreneur Mindset $hift: Growth Characteristics of Success.” Robert and his lovely wife Noelle believe that they were meant to encourage others and build them up,  in every aspect of life.

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Episode #192: From Trauma to Transformation with Sylvia Worsham

Sylvia Worsham is an International and Multi-Lingual Speaker and Turning Points Coach who specializes in empowerment, sales, and leadership. She is the author of the book titled “Journey to Me: Trust the Wisdom of Change,” which helps her readers propel themselves into a life of love, compassion, and joy.

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Episode #184: Mindset, Awareness, Humility, and Courage with Terry Oliver

Terry Oliver is a former police officer with over 28 years’ experience as a first responder who specializes in personal protection. He began his personal protection training over 4 decades ago and has studied and taught numerous realistic Personal Protection systems which include verbal de-escalation strategies and personal protection skills.

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Episode #171: The Journey Starts with You with Krisztian Riez

Krisztian Riez is the founder and owner of Mind Bloome, a platform and community for anyone suffering with mental health issues. Like many people, Kris suffered from mental health issues for many years until he developed new skills and behaviors that dealt with addressing the core root of his trauma and mental health challenges.

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Episode #120: Reject The Victim Mindset and Take Control of Your Life

Nelson Tressler is the founder and CEO of IGOTSMARTER, a goal achievement program and app created to help people succeed in every aspect of life. He is also a US Air Force Veteran, father of three sons, and the author of “The Unlucky Sperm Club,” which highlights that we are not victims of our circumstances, but a product of our choices instead.

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How To Get Out Of Your Own Way

Sometimes you just have to get out of your own way. Or, more specifically, out of your mind. As someone who has been out of my mind more often than I care to admit, I understand how sometimes your mind can mess with your head. And your goals. And especially your dreams.

One of the things I learned as a brand new martial arts student was how to get out of the way of an attack. And I was really, really good at it. My technique of choice was to cover my head with my gi top and run off the mat screaming, “Don’t touch me!” Ah, yes. Those were the good old days.

Eventually I was able to get out of my head and into my body to stay engaged with my attacker and gracefully step out of the way. Soon after that, I was able to step back into my attacker and take him down. It was a slow and tedious process for me, but once I let go of my preconceived  conviction that I was going to get beaten to a pulp, magic slowly began to unfold.

Not only did I learn to get out of an attacker’s line of fire, I learned how to get out of my own way as well. Because it’s that negative self-talk, the fear that we are either going to fail, look stupid, be ridiculed, or fall on our face. Huh, been there, done that. All of the above. And yet I survived.

I have to be honest, and I have to confess that I still struggle with getting out of my own way, especially when a remarkable opportunity presents itself. And it recently did, but I’m not quite ready to talk about it quite yet. I’m still trying to wrap my head around it and wonder what I had gotten myself into.

But if we don’t keep reaching for new heights, think of all the incredible experiences we might miss out on. And that would just be sad, don’t you think?