1 Simple Thing Podcast | Build a Better Business by Building a Better You!
Welcome to the 1 Simple Thing Podcast, where we help you "build a better business by building a better you." 5 days a week we feature guests who are experts in life...marriage and family, health and fitness, emotional spiritual and mental health. You know...the things that we often overlook, but can have a dramatic impact on our quality of life. Each day you’ll get 1 Simple Thing you can do to start down the road to change. No big list, no unattainable goals. Just 1 Simple Thing.
“The Voice of Your Dreams” with Aaron Anastasi

What Is The Voice of Your Dreams? How do you learn to listen to the voice that calls you to the highest version of yourself - the voice of your dreams? On today’s show, Dave recaps episodes 491-494 where author and serial entrepreneur Aaron Anastasi shares lessons from his book, “The Voice of Your Dreams: Turn Down the Voices of Limitation and Turn Up the Volume of Success.”

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“The Power of the Commitment Compartment” with Aaron Anastasi

Aaron Anastasi talks about the transformative power of what he calls the “Commitment Compartment.” Everyone can place something in their commitment compartment and say, “I’m determined to make this happen no matter what.” But for some reason when it comes to our dreams, seeds of doubt begin to sprout, and it becomes easy for that goal to pop out of our commitment compartment. Getting clear about what we want and placing it in our commitment compartment helps us eliminate doubt and get the kind of momentum that leads to habit, which makes things easier to do with less effort.

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“Being vs. Doing” with Aaron Anastasi

Aaron Anastasi talks about how the distinction between “being” and “doing” can change everything for us. We are often focused on “doing,” and pride ourselves on being hardworking and tenacious. But there’s a ceiling to hard work, and it turns out it’s a pretty low ceiling. Especially when we don’t shift our way of seeing ourselves and the world around us. We can choose a way of “being” in any given moment that will open up greater possibility for a superior result. “Who do you have to BE to get the results that you want?”

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“How to Get Unstuck” with Aaron Anastasi

Aaron Anastasi gives us advice on how to move through those times when we feel like we’re stuck. The hardest part and highest level of resistance is just before we start. Right before we start we’re in a mode of uncertainty that indicates there’s a lack of clarity in our vision. The more specific we become in our vision, and the more we attach it to our “why” the more we’re motivated. Once we’re clear, the steps of what to do just lay themselves out, and we begin naturally looking for opportunities to achieve our goals and dreams.

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“Silence Your Limiting Voices” with Aaron Anastasi

Aaron Anastasi says we have built our entire life on a network of stories. We’re sitting down, we’re standing up, or we’re lying down; those are the only things that are true about us in the physical universe. Other than those, we’re living in some story we have constructed to deal with the world around us. So it’s important for us to choose the stories in which we live. Choose how you perceive your life and that will determine the quality of the actions you take and the results you get.

Direct download: 1_Simple_Thing_-_Aaron_Anastasi_-_Episode_491.mp3
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“Broadcasting Happiness” with Michelle Gielan

New research from the fields of positive psychology and neuroscience shows that small shifts in the way we communicate can create big ripple effects on business and educational outcomes, including higher productivity, better performance ratings, and lower levels of stress.

On this episode, Dave recaps episodes 486-489 where Michelle Gielan shares tips from her book, “Broadcasting Happiness: The Science of Igniting and Sustaining Positive Change”

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“Why It’s Important to Recharge Yourself” with Michelle Gielan

Author Michelle Gielan says we all need to fill our own positive bucket before we can give it out to others. Often we ask, “Is the glass half empty or is the glass half full?” Ultimately it doesn’t matter if have a whole pitcher full of water right next to you. If you have a leak in it, it will be empty soon. So fill your pitcher. Make sure to take time out from your workday to go for a walk or get coffee with somebody and give yourself a chance to have a social connection with others.

Vacations without a doubt are one of the best ways you can spend your energy. The key is to get your mind away from the typical day-to-day. The more we find activities we love, the more we can be in the “flow moment” while we’re experiencing it.

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“How to Move Past “Stressed and Stuck”” with Michelle Gielan

Author Michelle Gielan says if we’re feeling stressed or negative about something, it means we have a story in our mind about that situation. And that story that’s making us feel negative or stressed is not serving us well. In any given moment we can pull a full range of facts from our environment and our memory. The question then becomes, “What is my brain focusing on at that moment?”

Michelle says we should “fact check” these memories and emotions. Are your memories correct? Do they tell the complete story? Are there other memories you can think about that will help you reframe that story? If a story is not working for you and is stressing you out, fact check it and make sure you have the right set of facts that can help move you forward.

Direct download: 1_Simple_Thing_-_Michelle_Gielan_-_Episode_488.mp3
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“Dealing with Negative People” with Michelle Gielan

Michelle Gielan talks about dealing with negative people. It’s important to remember that they might not even realize their behavior, so our efforts to redirect their negative behavior is as important for them as it is for us. The key is to do it in a very systematic way that creates a trajectory of positive experiences.

We have incredible power to influence people, even though we may not realize it. Many times we think, “I can’t change other people.” But we can have an incredible effect on others when we decide to show up and be intentional about our interactions.

Direct download: 1_Simple_Thing_-_Michelle_Gielan_-_Episode_487.mp3
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“The Danger of Negative Conversations” with Michelle Gielan

Michelle Gielan talks about getting caught in negative conversations. What is your response to problems? How do you talk about them in a way that leaves people feeling empowered and ready to take forward action?

It’s not that you want to ignore the negative. Rather, it’s about putting the brain in a positive place to perceive stress, and other significant issues in our lives that are not positive, in a more empowered state, both for us and those around us.

Direct download: 1_Simple_Thing_-_Michelle_Gielan_-_Episode_486.mp3
Category:Business -- posted at: 12:00am CDT