Molly Sider —Normalizing The Struggles, Getting Comfortable Sharing Our Stories, Making Sense of Past experiences and Big changes (#239)

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Molly Sider is a midlife change coach and the creator and host of the podcast “I Am This Age,” proving you’re never too old to make a significant change. When Molly turned 40, she needed proof that she wasn’t too late or too old to find her “extraordinary.” Career, love, friendships – she sought meaning in all of it and found her life purpose in the process. Now an ICF-accredited CPC, motivational speaker, and podcast host, Molly coaches people in midlife, turning their
“crisis” into meaningful change and helping them to write their next life chapter with clarity and confidence.

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Maryn Azoff — Vocal Transformation: Your Voice is the Ultimate Vibrational Tool

Before I introduce who Maryn Azoff is – I want to mention that healing through our voice was something introduced to me by Pasha, my spiritual guide, in late 2022. She encouraged me to use my voice to own my truth and step into higher levels of authenticity and help others using my voice.

It doesn’t mean you have to be a singer to do this transformational work. It’s one of the ancient techniques to heal different parts of ourselves. So far, I’ve worked with two vocal activation coaches for a short period of time.

Very recently, I came across the work of Maryn Azoff and I became very curious about her workshops, retreats, and other offerings. As they say – when you’re ready, the teacher appears. I’d also say that we all have a teacher within us who is ready to help others. I am always a student of life and now I step into the role of teacher where I use my voice to bring healing and transformation to myself and others.

I listened to Maryn Azoff‘s podcasts to get more understanding of vocal transformational work and I highly recommend it. This post highlights 3 podcast episodes on Spotify and they grabbed my attention. Moreover, I am attending her workshop soon and plan to attend retreats.

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Walt Hampton — Exploring Inner Landscapes of Health and Healing, Affordability of Coaching and Therapy, Navigating Loneliness, Faith and Spirituality, Using Money to 10x Joy, and More

Podcast Guest: Walt Hampton, J.D. is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Summit Success International, a global personal & professional development firm; and the Acquisitions Director at Summit Press Publishers, a premier publisher of expert positioning books. 

Walt is a business coach, management consultant, leadership trainer & motivational speaker. He is the bestselling author of Journeys on the Edge: Living a Life That Matters, named a Top 10 Non-Fiction Book and a two-time recipient of the North American Book Awards; as well as the author of The Power Principles of Time Mastery: Do Less, Make More, Have Fun.

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Courage to Quit and Courage to Show up

“I’ve quit more times than I can count, sometimes too soon, sometimes for the wrong reasons, but more and more often without drama and with a calm feeling in my stomach. Safe in the knowing that a no to what I don’t want is a yes to something more important. My health, my love, my heart’s work.

My very own life.”

Anna Lovind

“The ego’s core feeling of “not enough” causes it to react to someone else’s success as if that success had taken something away from “me”. It doesn’t know that your resentment of another person’s success curtails your own chances of success. In order to attract success, you need to welcome it wherever you see it.” —Eckhart Tolle

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Dr. Cortney Warren — Letting Go of Your Ex: CBT Skills to Heal the Pain of a Breakup and Overcome Love Addiction

This is a guest post from Dr. Cortney Warren. Her new book Letting Go of Your Ex: CBT Skills to Heal the Pain of a Breakup and Overcome
Love Addiction
released in Feb 2023. I am grateful to share an excerpt from her new book on this post. You can also check out my interview with her in 2022 on Choose Honesty, Honest Liars, The Psychology of Self-Deception

Dr. Cortney S. Warren is a Board Certified Clinical Psychologist and Adjunct Clinical Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health at the Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine at University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV). Having won numerous professional awards for her research, Cortney is an expert on addictions, self-deception, romantic relationships, eating pathology, and the practice of psychotherapy from a cross-cultural perspective. Her newest work is a self-help book that explores breakups through an addictive framework called Letting Go of Your Ex: CBT Skills to Heal the Pain of a Breakup and Overcome Love Addiction (2023)

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Excerpt and overview of the blog

Are you struggling to get over a former lover? Do thoughts and memories of your ex occupy your mind  day and night? Do you wish you could talk to them,  touch them, see them—anything to make you feel close  again? Are you consumed by anger, sadness, frustration,  or unbearable pain that your relationship is over? If so,  you’re not alone—and you may be going through a  love-addicted breakup. For people who struggle with  love addiction, breakups can be downright devastating.  Yet, there are tools you can use to start healing.

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Making Art and Long Term Thinking — Without ‘Hustling’

When the results of our “art” don’t arrive in the immediate term what do we do? Give up our art because…

No one is reading it? no one is watching it? no one is seeing it? no one is buying it? All these questions and reasons may be valid but the question is What do we do now?

Keep creating and keep getting better and know that it will generate fruits in the long term. That’s the courage to keep creating because you’re an artist in the first place.

An art to writing a blog, creating a video, creating a podcast, to help someone in need.

Entrepreneurship is not about grinding and hustling and wracking your health. It’s about making your life and other lives better. It’s a myth that you’ve to grind all the time to become an entrepreneur and fulfill your desires. You can work all day, all week juggling many things and not get anything done.

How do you make better decisions? You have all the valid data points, you have done the impact analysis of each options and you have run through the data many time and still unsure about it? That means your intuition is saying something listen to it.

If you work in any way in the online business industry(startup founders/entrepreneurs/coaches/therapists/etc), and don’t know “WHO” is your specific audience what I have learned is that “speaking to everyone is speaking to no one”. You just have to find a few believers and when you do the 99% of the non-believers won’t matter.

Warren Buffett wrote in one of his letters to Berkshire Hathaway Shareholders: “We can ask our CEOs to manage for maximum long-term value, rather than next quarter earnings. We certainly don’t ignore the current result of our businesses – in most cases, they are of great importance – but never want to be achieved at the expense of our building ever-greater competitive strengths. “

Here is my take: It’s not complacency, it’s long-term thinking over short-term scarcity thinking. This same rule applies in goal setting. Let’s say you set up a goal to achieve something in 3 months, but sacrifice sleep, relationships, and friendships. But, if achieving the same goal takes 3.5-4 months without sacrificing anything I’d choose the longer period.

I know how hard it can be for Introverts to question and challenge other’s ideas and beliefs. I often see introverts accept their boss’s instructions without questioning them. Do you ever felt helpless after that?

I used to be like that.

If you want to grow and own your voice, you get to question things from curiosity. Best teams are only created when the best ideas win and introverts speak for themselves. It’s possible.

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My Thoughts on Entrepreneurship and Building Connections

Playing a long game: It’s a belief that building a Tech startup is always hard. It’s true. And, it’s an eliminating belief too. Life works in duality. On the other hand, it’s easy if we take our time to build something without grinding and hustling mentality. Working long hours isn’t the solution. Founders and team who understand the philosophy of ‘slowing down’ succeed in the long game because they have high degree of emotional and mental endurance over the long haul.

Courage and Confidence: Working on a Tech startup is damn hard. Isn’t starting something new is hard? It’s hard! The confidence level is low and we require courage to keep showing up. I started podcast in 2020 knowing nothing it was hard, and now I’ve 200+ episodes and it’s less hard.

On creativity: People force themselves for creative solutions when they feel tired and hence push more and more, and eventually nothing happens. Why not take a break and replenish yourself to fill your energy tank?

Founders with diverse experience: You can build a company at any age. Startup founders with diverse prior experience in different industries, even as an employee, who have built different kinds of designs and products are more likely to succeed in their startup venture. They already have gained many skills along their career such as how to build teams, how to leverage existing network, etc etc.

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What You Want Wants You and Accessing the Internal Feelings

Hey Friends, I hope you’re well. I wrote these musings while getting high on coffee in the morning and thinking life. These cover anger, letting go, being okay with whatever arises, and communicating your needs.

Let’s begin:

“Anger is a powerful emotion. It’s human to feel anger and rage and our responsibility is to express it in a healthy way. If you heard that “good people” or “spiritually good people” don’t get angry, that’s called ‘bypassing’. If we ‘disown’ that part of our psyche that gets angry, that ‘part’ will ‘act-out’ in different weird ways. It’s human to feel anger and rage.”

“I don’t know who needs to hear this. If you are having a bad day or a bad week, everything will be alright soon. Light always follows darkness. If your week is not so productive, it’s completely ok because you will be back with much clarity and grit.

If you feel slow in achieving your desires, remember the story of tortoise and hare. You may be slow today, but you might run tomorrow, and then you may get slow again. This is life and life has its own rhythm.”

“When you don’t hold your fist too tight and try letting go, you will realize that things that really belong to you will show up at the right time. No amount of pushing will matter for things that don’t belong to us. How do we know what’s for us? Tough one. Just keep doing your best and putting one step at a time and practice a little bit of letting go and surrender.”

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