Pause to Build Personal Power

Emotions are a part of who we are. Nothing we do is without an emotional component. If we understand our emotions and the information they provide, we can develop the most effective strategies for any situation. On the other hand, this is what we can call emotional intelligence. My guest for today fosters and encourages others to pursue personal empowerment and a more serene and purposeful existence. She enhances personal authenticity by revealing fundamental values and developing social and emotional intelligence. As she values adult and adolescent emotional management, she has committed herself to increase social and emotional learning awareness. Paige Dest, an emotional intelligence coach and founder of BYODestiny, joins us today to educate us to better understand and regulate our emotions to make more informed life and career decisions.

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It’s Never Too Late to Hit the Reset Button

At some time in our lives, we all make mistakes. However, there is always a way to restart. We are never too late to begin again. Today, my guest is an outstanding individual who rebuilt and recreated his life following a catastrophic event in his life. After being sentenced to two years in federal prison and hitting rock bottom, he has spent the last three years rehabilitating himself via gratitude practice, journaling, and meditation. He is currently a reinvention architect and mindset coach, as well as a TEDx/Keynote speaker and the best-selling author of “Blank Canvas: How I Reinvented My Life After Prison.” This fantastic personality, Craig Stanland, joins us on today’s episode to discuss his thoughts and experiences with breaking free from the status quo and living life on autopilot. Additionally, he explores how to develop a deeper connection with ourselves to re-architect the second half of our lives with joy, meaning, purpose, and fulfillment.

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Discomfort Means You’re on the Right Track

My guest today is someone who questions her so-called destiny. On the other hand, she is an internationally recognized business growth expert, social impact investor, and serial entrepreneur whose mission is to inspire potential. She developed a portfolio of purpose-driven businesses with her own money and now invests in and produces mission-driven start-ups. Throughout her more than 25-year career, she has founded, owned, sold, renamed, and turned around more than 40 businesses.

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The Novice Mindset Could Create Your Next Breakthrough

Although we desire to try a range of activities and skills, we tend to avoid most of them because we are afraid of failing or not being competent at them right away. However, we must embrace our status as newcomers to a new activity as we cannot progress until we act. The belief of being a master at a completely new activity before you begin will prevent you from moving forward. Also, it will suffocate any enjoyment you could have derived from the process. Even worse, it will prevent you from learning and growing and from experiencing the breakthroughs you desire in life. Yet, there are three key elements to consider to avoid this snare.

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Power of Seeing Genius, Worth and Potential in Others

Leaders are individuals who acknowledge and overcome their fear because they are connected to something bigger than themselves. There is always something more important than their apprehension. Furthermore, it is vital to recognize that fear is a natural human feeling. Today’s guest has made appearances on this show. We previously covered leadership, cultures, and speaking up, and he emphasized how the challenges we endure as children and young adults shape our adult abilities. He believes that our fears can act as entry points to our mission. He appreciates supporting others in expressing their emotions and ideas to be heard and assisting them in helping others. Stephen Shedletsky, speaker, executive coach, and advisor, returns on this episode to share his expertise and explore how he helps leaders in listening to and nurturing the voice of others. Also, we talk about how we overcame our speech challenges and public speaking anxieties throughout the podcast.

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Never Quit! Another Half Truth

You have undoubtedly heard the phrase “never quit” or “never give up” a million times. However, it is only half the truth. Every so often, we pursue things relentlessly despite all available data indicating that they lead to dead-ends. At times, we overcommit to our goals, which results in negative consequences. Hence there are times that our plans should be abandoned, reset, or reframed. That is where the distinction between surrendering and letting go becomes significant.

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