How to Become a Big Thinker [Podcast S06E07]

7 Tips for Escaping the Prison of Small Thinking

Welcome to Season 6, Episode 7 of the This Is Your Life podcast. In this episode, Michele Cushatt and I discuss how to become a big thinker.

We’ve all been given unique, amazing gifts. But it’s easy to diminish them. Sometimes our culture or even those closest to us can keep us locked in a prison of small thinking. Here are seven tips for breaking out.

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In this episode, you’ll discover:

  • Why holding back and thinking small is actually robbing the world (and you) of your unique contribution.

  • What happens when we let fear keep us in our comfort zone.

  • One risky move that can give you the clarity you need to act on your dreams.

  • Why working backward is one of the most effective ways to get forward momentum for your vision.

  • The importance of embracing your agency—and why you have far more than you think.

  • How to put your calendar to work for your biggest goals.

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You can download a complete, word-for-word transcript of this episode here, courtesy of Ginger Schell, a professional transcriptionist, who does all my transcriptions.

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My favorite part of doing these podcasts is participating in the conversation they provoke. Each week, I ask one question. This week, it is this:

Question: What’s one big dream you hardly dare hope for? What would it take to make it a reality in 2016?

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About Us

Michael Hyatt is the author of the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestseller, Platform: Get Noticed in a Noisy World. Recognized by magazines like Forbes and Inc as an important online marketing and leadership expert, he’s also the founder of Platform University and 5 Days to Your Best Year Ever. Read more about him here.

Michele Cushatt is a popular speaker and author. Follow her on Facebook, Twitter, or her blog. She’s a three-time cancer survivor with a powerful, personal story. Listen to it here or read about it in her memoir, Undone: A Story of Making Peace with an Imperfect Life.

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