8 Secrets to Escape the Overwhelm [Podcast S08E10]

How to Reclaim Your Sanity

Welcome to Season 8, Episode 10 of the This Is Your Life podcast. In this episode, Michele Cushatt and I discuss how to reclaim your sanity when you’re overwhelmed.

Episode 10

We all get overcommitted from time to time. It happens. Whether you find yourself in that place today or not, we have 8 secrets to help you better understand the dynamics that get us overwhelmed and what to do when it happens.

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"Four steps to achievement- Plan purposefully. Prepare prayerfully. Proceed positively. Pursue persistently." - William A. Ward

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Their Success Doesn’t Threaten Ours

Why Competition Isn't Always Good

This is a guest post from my friend Lysa TerKeurst, a No. 1 New York Times bestselling author. Her most recent book is Uninvited. Find out more here.

Competition is good. Except when it isn’t. It’s good for board games and sports fields. But it can feel different when it comes to our most important work.

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Navigating the delicate art of comparison and unhealthy competition does not come naturally to me. I’ve wrestled through this. I’ve lost. I’ve won. And I’ve found it incredibly necessary to think about my pursuits in a better way.

Happy People Are More Magnetic [Podcast S08E09]

How to Become One in 7 Steps

Welcome to Season 8, Episode 9 of the This Is Your Life podcast. In this episode, Michele Cushatt and I discuss how to become a happy, magnetic person.

Episode 9

I want to be a happy person that other people want to be around. But that doesn’t happen by accident—it’s intentional. In today’s episode, we give you 7 steps to develop the kind of magnetic presence driven by true happiness.

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“I don’t run from a challenge because I am afraid.  Instead, I run toward it because the only way to escape fear is to trample it beneath your feet.” – Nadia Comaneci

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"There are two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle." - Albert Einstein

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"When you learn, teach. When you get, give." -Maya Angelou

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What No One Ever Told You About Work-Life Balance

How We Got It Wrong and What to Do About It

When it comes to work and life, most of us know what it feels like to be out of balance. But do we know what it feels like to be in balance? It’s not a trick question—even if it seems so at first.

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A few years ago, I took my mentoring group on a ropes course. For one of the challenges, we walked a long stretch of rope that wound around several trees. We had to hold onto each other as we worked our way across the line.

Here’s what I remember most of all: When we were balanced, it never really felt like we were. Our legs constantly moved and wobbled, and we strained to grip each other and the nearest tree. But we stayed on that line a long time: making little corrections, adjusting our weight, and trying to stay upright.

"Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant." -Robert Louis Stevenson

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10 Practical Ways to Boost Your Energy Level

How to Feel Better and Be More Effective

I am a high-energy person. But I haven’t always been that way. There have been times in my life when I was utterly exhausted.

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These were times when getting through the day was a big chore. Times when I had nothing left to give by the end of the day. Times when I just wanted to collapse into bed and pull the covers over my head.

But in recent years, I’ve been very deliberate about managing my energy level. I’ve done a lot of reading on this and have taken the time to learn and experiment with what works.

The High Cost of Shortsighted Frugality

When an Obsession with Paying Less Can Cost You More

Evernote upped its prices last month. The Premium package, which is what I use, jumped from $50 a year to $70.

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That’s a big hike, and people are complaining like crazy. I can’t tell you how many Twitter and Facebook rants I’ve seen about this.

I won’t join the chorus. To me it represents a real-life example of shortsighted frugality.