Have you been struggling to stay focused in the last several months? Where your focus goes, your attention goes. Focus is something that seems so simple, and yet so unattainable at times. It can be easy to lose sight of what you should be focusing on and let all the small details drag you down. Today we are faced with so many decisions that it can be easy to get analysis paralysis. Let's get you focused on this episode.
Our guest Erik Qualman ”Equalman” has a new book out called The Focus Project, and it offers great insight on how to stay focused. Erik is an alumnus of the podcast, and I am so honored to have him back on. Erik is a Bestselling Author of books such as Socialnomics, Digital Leader, and many more. Erik has worked with clients such as IBM, Google, FBI, National Guard, Disney, Sony, etc. Erik has performed in 55 countries and reached over 35 million people in the last decade. Erik was voted the 2nd Most Likeable Author in the World behind Harry Potter's J.K. Rowling
Today's episode is full of actionable items you can use to take back your focus and achieve your goals. Some of the topics talked about are.
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How are you dealing with all the fear and anxiety in our uncertain times? We talk this week with former Navy Seal Mikal Vega, who has been to the brink and back. He shares with us some of the practices that saved his life. The traditional route fighting depression with SSRIs failed him, so he found what worked for him-- modalities like Kundalini yoga, sensory deprivation tanks, acupuncture, massages, and meditation.
Whether in a war zone or at the grocery store, the easiest and cheapest way to handle stress is to learn how to properly breathe so that you can down-regulate your nervous system. Breathing is something that we certainly for granted and yet is so powerful.
We covered a lot of ground in this episode, including
Mikal Vega is a combat veteran that served 22 years within the Naval Special Warfare (Navy SEAL Team) and EOD (bomb squad) communities. While deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, and while manning the turret of an HMMWV, an IED detonated dangerously close while returning from an otherwise uneventful mission. The injuries sustained included severe cervical trauma, ulnar nerve damage, and Mild Traumatic Brain Injury (MTBI). He has since created The Vital Warrior Program to help active military and retired veterans find peace and deal with their PTSD. He has created an album that is available on your favorite streaming platform called Vital Warrior.
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Have you ever considered a life coach? Do you feel fulfilled in life, or are there areas that could use improvement? We have all gone through trauma in our life. Jennifer Jiménez is Chief Innovation Officer and Director of the Health & Well-Being Division at Brave Thinking Institute. At the Brave Thinking Institute, they will help you reframe the stories that you perceive are holding you back. Jennifer will help you discover your inner power and purpose. So that you can start listening to your divine guidance on this journey of life. She likes to use evocative coaching compared to directive coaching to guide you through discovering yourself.
Some of the stories we have created in life are disempowering. Narratives and programs that you picked up somewhere along the way that once served a purpose. They will help install new empowering reframes in your life. Often we fall into the self-sabotaging paradigm. It might be time to press pause on all the criticism, the harsh inner critic, and the comparisons. You are what you think and what you focus on the most grows. One of the biggest takeaways from this conversation is how pivotal gratitude is to live a fulfilled, abundant life.
Our guest on this episode is Jennifer Jiménez. She is a world-renown transformational life and heart-centered business coach, international speaker & author, health & well-being industry leader, and conscious dance maven. Jennifer has been featured alongside some of the world's greatest thought leaders, including Marianne Williamson, Bruce H. Lipton Ph.D., Maya Angelou, Byron Katie, Bob Proctor, Wayne Dyer, and Deepak Chopra. Her life-enhancing programs and products can be found in Self, Shape, Oxygen, Woman's World, and more. Jennifer has helped thousands of people worldwide become more confident, healthy, joyful, abundant, and full of life.
We talk about self-mastery, conscious dance, going from the corporate world to the coaching world, love languages, how important the small things in life are. When you are open to receive guidance, it will come. We talk about the pillars she focuses on the most. They are health and well-being, relationship with self, vocation, time and money, freedom, love, and relationships.
She has a gift for you to download that enables gaining confidence and so much more in five minutes.
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Do you feel like you are too busy to go to the gym or think I wish I had more hours in the day? What would you do if your basement flooded or another emergency happened, and you had to take the time to fix it? Would you be able to find the time? Have you tracked where your time is going with an application like Toggl? There are 168 hours in a week. What are you doing with them all?
This week's guest is the fantastic Productivity specialist Laura Vanderkam. She has an exciting new book named " The New Corner Office" it is a very timely book since it is all about how to be successful while working from home.
Laura Vanderkam is the author of several time management and productivity books. Her work has appeared in publications including the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Fast Company, and Fortune. She is the host of the podcast Before Breakfast and the co-host, with Sarah Hart-Unger, of the podcast Best of Both Worlds. She is a mother to five children and runs a blog. So she knows how to get the most out of her time on any given day.
In this episode, we explore how to set boundaries with your personal and work life. How to hold yourself accountable in using your time wisely. What are you making a priority in your day? Are you being honest with how you are spending your time? We talk about how you should audit your future, not your past performance. You also might be wondering how she could be productive with five children running around all time? We talk about these topics, and more.
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