Category: Goal Getting

Setting goals can be both fun and scary. Achieving them can be hard work. There are things we can do to stay on task, though.

Ep121: Questioning My Doubts

When things start to go your way, do you freak out a bit? Do you wonder if it’s just a fluke? Do you worry that you can’t handle the outcome? Do you think you should quit while you are ahead?

I know the feeling. Today I share how I started questioning my doubts and the greater insight I got into myself.



Show Notes:

Here’s the picture of my podcast stats that got me scary-excited. 🙂

The two crystals I held during my quiet time were purchased at the Lavish Earth store in Westbrook, Maine. The descriptions I shared were provided courtesy of Lavish Earth:

Carnelian – one of my favorite crystals

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sodalite

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I briefly mentioned two episodes. Here are links to them:

Ep116: Become the Hero on Your Journey

Ep117: Stop Stalling. Just Make a Decision


Did you know you can download this episode directly to your mobile device for listening on the go? On the player above, click on the download icon. Great times to listen include when walking/running/exercising or when driving to work or doing errands. Enjoy!

 


The music for this podcast is Drifting Upstream by Hyson.
Source: http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Hyson/Soundtrack_for_the_Weary_Vol_I/Hyson_-_Drifting_Upstream
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0


Ep119: An Interview with Myself

Confession…

This is the first podcast episode I have ever recorded and considered not publishing.

Why?

Because although the premise of this episode is simple…

To practice putting myself “out there” with my message of walking for wellness, by being a guest on other podcasts.

The thought of live interviews terrifies me.

My inner voice keeps asking, “What if you don’t know the answer?”

“What if your mind goes blank and you can’t think of an answer?”

“What if you sound like an idiot?”

“What if…”

“What if…”

Here’s the sad truth…

“What ifs” can be the killer of dreams!

So…

This week I took a big scary leap and decided to play with the role of interviewee.

I created my own interview questions and shared my answers in this week’s episode.

To be honest, I was not impressed with the result.

In too many places it sounds like I am talking AT you, and not TO you.

The segues between questions were awkward without the natural banter/transition that typically would occur between interviewer and interviewee.

I totally blanked in a couple of places. 🙁

I forgot to say anything about this podcast. 🙁

So, I seriously considered tucking this audio recording into a file folder buried so deeply on my hard drive that no one would ever find it.


And then it dawned on me…

These feelings of uncertainty… These doubts about my ability… The worry that you’d think less of me…

Ahhh… sounds like a fixed mindset!

A fixed mindset means seeing limits where they don’t exist; thinking that what I was currently able to do was the MOST that I would be able to do; and thinking that my identity was fixed to my current talents and skills.

So I switched mental gears.

The content of this week’s episode has not changed.

But my thoughts about it have.

Now I can see it as a benchmark for my future development.

Now I can see that it was a great practice run for what to do or not do.

I’m still uncomfortable sharing this. It’s both raw and scripted in nature. It’s an awkward episode.

But…

In order to honor and be an example of a growth mindset, I must take a stand against my feelings of discomfort and doubt.

The only way for me to gain experience, is to practice.

So I will not let this practice episode hold me back. I will learn from it and move forward.

Selena Soo, a publicity and marketing strategist said, “You don’t need more experience, you need more courage.”

So this week’s episode is a tribute to my courage! 🙂

And I hope that my courage and this week’s message, inspire you to start getting your own message out into the world. Share your dream and your scary “what ifs” in the comments.



Show Notes:

Here is a timeline of the questions I asked myself:

 9:43 – Q. Independent Podcast producer and habit strategist. They seem like two totally different things. How do they fit together?
11:42 – Q. So what exactly are you trying to achieve?

14:24 – Q. And how are you doing that?

19:04 – Q. You’ve said that most people are going about these types of lifestyle changes the wrong way. Can you tell me more about that?

23:07 – Q. So tell us about the programs you offer:

26:08 – Q. And how can people connect with you:

26:42 – Q. Thank you so much for spending time with me today. Is there anything else you’d like to share with the audience?


Did you know you can download this episode directly to your mobile device for listening on the go? Great times to listen include when walking/running/exercising or when driving to work or doing errands. Enjoy!


The music for this podcast is Drifting Upstream by Hyson.
Source: http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Hyson/Soundtrack_for_the_Weary_Vol_I/Hyson_-_Drifting_Upstream
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0


Ep118: You Can’t Win the Prize if You Don’t Enter the Contest

I rarely enter contests. I’ve always thought they were a waste of time and energy. Statistically, the chance of winning is so low, I never saw the point.

I’m not a huge fan of games either. I don’t like feeling like a loser when I lose, and I don’t like the feeling of winning when it means someone else has to lose.

I also experience #FOLLAJA.

Yes, I created a hashtag (which also puts me at risk of FOLLAJA).

FOLLAJA – Fear Of Looking Like A Jack Ass.

So for most of my life, I’ve only played when I couldn’t find a way out of playing.

Recently, though, I realized there are too many games in life I’ve only experienced from the bleachers.

It’s time to change that.

Time to lace up my shoes and step onto the playing field and see what happens.

Are you participating in your “game of life” or are you watching from the sidelines, focused on what everyone else is doing or how they are playing their game?

This week I entered a contest. I put time and energy into it. I gave it the best shot that I could. And if I score a win, that would be AWESOME!

But I can honestly say that just getting in the game, has been AMAZING!

I would love to know what your “game” is and whether you’ve been playing “all-in” or if you’ve been watching from the safety of the sidelines? Share it in the comments or in the Start Today and Continue Tomorrow Facebook group.



Did you know you can download this episode directly to your mobile device for listening on the go?  Great times to listen include when walking/running/exercising or when driving to work or doing errands. Enjoy!


Show Notes:

Lots of mentions this week:

Donna Doyon - Finding My Way - Stop Stalling

Ep117: Stop Stalling and Make a Decision

Sitting on the fence, hemming and hawing about a decision just keeps you stalled.

In this week’s episode, I cover:

  • 3 ways to make a decision
  • 3 steps to make a decision
  • 3 dangers of thinking “It’s good enough for now”

If you are stuck because you can’t decide which path to choose, just pick one, so you can start moving again.

You can always retrace your steps if you discover that path is not the best one for you.

One thing I’ve learned is that sometimes I don’t know what works or doesn’t work for me, until I give it a try.

And oftentimes, what I thought I wanted, isn’t what I wanted after all. But I couldn’t learn that without making a decision and giving that “something” a try.



Show Notes:

Insect-repelling plants: I couldn’t find copyright info/credit/link for the infographic I mentioned in the episode, so can’t share it here. Instead, here is a link to an article that lists 10 bug repelling plants. 10 Bug-Repelling Plants Your Backyard Needs

If you are on the fence about making changes in your daily routine that will support your desire to live healthier and happier, here’s a link to my Healthier Habits Foundation self-study program.

If you want to just get started, with no financial investment, download my Healthier Habits Starter Program mini-guide.


Did you know you can download this episode directly to your mobile device for listening on the go? Great times to listen include when walking/running/exercising or when driving to work or doing errands. Enjoy!


The music for this podcast is Drifting Upstream by Hyson.
Source: http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Hyson/Soundtrack_for_the_Weary_Vol_I/Hyson_-_Drifting_Upstream

License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0


Ep116: Becoming the Hero on Your Journey

An unintentional continuation of last week’s episode on Surrendering to Your Journey, this week I share the typical stages every hero goes thru on her quest for personal fulfillment.

The important thing to remember is that no one starts their hero’s journey as a hero. They all start as an ordinary human being with jobs and household chores, until their heart calls them into action.



Show Notes:

Learn more about Joseph Campbell’s take on a hero’s journey:

The podcast episodes about setting impossible goals:

Did you know you can download this episode directly to your mobile device for listening on the go? Great times to listen include when walking/running/exercising or when driving to work or doing errands. Enjoy!


The music for this podcast is Drifting Upstream by Hyson.
Source: http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Hyson/Soundtrack_for_the_Weary_Vol_I/Hyson_-_Drifting_Upstream

License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0