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Tiny Leaps, Big Changes is a personal development podcast focused on exploring the day-to-day behaviors we all engage in that determine the results we gain in our lives. Hosted by Gregg Clunis, the show shares simple strategies you can implement into your life to start moving the needle towards your biggest goals.
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In this episode, we look at one simple strategy to improve your memory. Sponsor:  Head over to www.betterhelp.com/tinyleaps and use the discount code tiny leaps to get 10% off your first month. The Problem There are often really important things we need to remember in our day to day lives. These can be minor like remembering to take out the trash or a bit more serious like remembering your anniversary. Regardless of what it is you need to remember though it’s not always easy to do so. Digging Deeper The first thing we need to better understand is what our options are when it comes to memory. There are three main categories of memory: Long term memory Short term memory Working memory The Solution So how do we use this knowledge to better remember things that are important but not critical? The answer comes in two steps: Encoding Memory Recall QOTD: What is your best memory trick? -> http://instagram.com/tinyleaps --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
In this episode, we look at 3 simple questions to ask to find your first steps.  Sponsor:  Go to www.blinkist.com/tinyleaps to start your FREE 7 day trial AND get 25% off a Blinkist Premium Membership and up to 65% off audiobooks. The Problem Personal development is difficult. We know that taking action consistently is the key to getting results, but there is so much to consider even before we get to the “taking action” part of things. What should we even take action on? How do we turn our goals into action in the first place? What do we do when we get stuck? Digging Deeper Part of the reason this happens is because of how complex personal development has gotten. Between all of the books, apps, podcasts, facebook groups, email lists, blogs...etc that are out there this industry has gotten very loud. Everyone has their own process and their own method for helping you create change and solve your problems. And while, on the surface, this might seem like a good thing, it ultimately leads to a lot of confusing advice that often contradicts each other. The Solution Which area of your life needs the most support? What opportunities do you have? What can’t you do that you wish you could? QOTD: What is your favorite journal prompt? -> http://instagram.com/tinyleaps --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
In this episode, we look at why change is inevitable.  Sponsor: http://www.betterhelp.com/tinyleaps The Problem Many people are afraid of change. Whether or not that change is good or bad we tend to want to hold on to the things we know and have experience with. This is the same reason why people tend to be more willing to take action in order to move away from pain than they are to gain pleasure. Your life might not be great right now, but you’ve come to terms with that. You’ve absorbed that idea into a part of your identity and so losing it becomes painful. Digging Deeper Of course, being afraid of change means that many of us stay exactly the same throughout our lives. We spend each and every day working hard just to be able to maintain what we have, never thinking about how we can gain. When setting goals or pursuing something specific we often sabotage ourselves because the focus required to gain that thing MEANS being willing to sacrifice something else. Success requires sacrifice. The pain of that sacrifice is felt more deeply than the pleasure of the success and so we limit our success to things that require as little sacrifice as possible. But the truth is...whether we choose to sacrifice or not...change is inevitable. “According to researchers, the body replaces itself with a largely new set of cells every seven years to 10 years, and some of our most important parts are revamped even more rapidly” The Solution The only way forward is to decide, right now, that  YOU are going to have some say in the change that happens. Because remember, change is going to happen whether you like it or not. The most you can do is try to direct that change. How do you do that? By actively trying to change. By forcing it to happen. By embracing the fear and pain and sacrifice head on, challenging it to a duel, and whooping its little booty like the conqueror that you are. Instagram: http://instagram.com/tinyleaps Resources:  https://science.howstuffworks.com/life/cellular-microscopic/does-body-really-replace-seven-years.htm#:~:text=According%20to%20researchers%2C%20the%20body,%3A%20Stanford%20University%2C%20Northrup%5D. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
In this episode, we look at the truth about time management and why it's still a problem. Sponsor: Visit www.athleticgreens.com/tinyleaps to try it out - and receive the FREE D3/K2 wellness bundle with your first purchase! Again, that’s www.athleticgreens.com/tinyleaps. The Problem Whole industries have been built around time management systems and teaching us how to use them. There is no shortage of these hacks - digital and paper calendars, notification reminders, productivity apps on your phone and the list goes on. In addition, there are millions of blogs, podcasts, and books, all on the topic of how to manage your time. Yet even with all of these resources available to us, we are  all still frustrated, we’re still wasting time, and we’re still unable to get things done. What gives? Digging Deeper When did the idea of time management come about? The idea of time management was invented by Fredrick Taylor in the late 1800’s to provide a system to accomplish more in a shorter period of time. This was at a time when mass production was beginning, and the factory owners needed the workers to produce in large quantities. In his book, The Principles of Scientific Management, he laid the groundwork for modern organization and decision theory. The idea was simple, how can you get more output from each individual worker in an organization given the limitations of the 24 hr day? The Solution So what do we do to actually improve our time management skills in today’s world and in our personal lives? Well first we have to realize something: Time is fixed and inflexible. That means time, by definition, is not manageable. Time isn’t something you can change. We all get 24 hours in a day and we all need to sleep, eat, rest, shower, and do any number of other things that have nothing to do with our goals. Once you realize this truth you can stop asking the fundamentally incorrect question of “how do I better manage my time?” and start asking the correct question which is “how do I manage myself and my behavior?” Instagram: http://instagram.com/tinyleaps Resources: https://www.amazon.com/Principles-Scientific-Management-Frederick-Winslow/dp/0486299880 --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
In this episode, we look at willpower and why you struggle to accomplish your goals.  Sponsor: Head over to greenchef.com/tinyleaps80 and use the code tinyleaps80 to get $80 off your first month plus free shipping on your first box. The Problem: When we decide we want to build better habits things tend to be pretty straightforward– we are going to lose weight, stop smoking, organize our closets, and finally stop procrastinating. But by the end of the week your plastic bins for organizing are still in the trunk of your car, your new running shoes tossed in the back of the closet, and there are those cigarettes still being smoked. What happened? Digging Deeper The dictionary definition of willpower is the control exerted to do something or restrain impulses, and the ability to control one’s own actions, emotions or urges. It’s important to understand that willpower is like physical strength in that: Willpower is a mind-body response, not merely a mindset Willpower is limited (just like muscle power) Willpower is trainable (just like muscle power) According to researchers at McMaster University of Hamilton in Ontario willpower can be exhausted. Picture yourself working on, you might start out strong but by the end your last rep you find yourself struggling to do the exercise. The same thing happens to our willpower. The Solution But given how temporary that willpower can be it ends up being a bit of a double edged sword. When we see ourselves as lacking willpower and failing at our goals our self-confidence takes a hit and we start doing nothing, or we replace action with fantasy. (One day when I lose those 30 pounds…) So how can you train and strengthen your willpower to maximize its capacity? Instagram: http://instagram.com/tinyleaps --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
In this episode, we look at how to prioritize yourself and say no to others more often. The Problem I often struggle with prioritizing myself and making decisions that I actually want. It sounds silly right? It should be easy to prioritize myself. It should feel like the simplest thing in the world to check what I want in a situation and act accordingly. But it’s not. Maybe it’s because I like avoiding conflict. And it’s not just me, many people around the world avoid conflict at all costs. Conflict is uncomfortable, it’s scary, and anything that might lead to conflict is seen as wrong. Speaking up for yourself? That’s a big no no. Saying no to a request? Wouldn’t dream of it. Changing your mind about plans with friends? That’s rude. It’s built into our culture but it comes from very deeply rooted survival mechanisms that drive us to take actions and say things that may lead to being liked or accepted. Digging Deeper We live in a world that does not reward no. We live in a world that works only if you comply with the system. As a result, in our day to day lives it can be increasingly hard to prioritize ourselves, say no to those around us, and say yes to ourselves. But it is possible to get better at this and to start pursuing the life that you really want rather than living your entire life in response and service to everyone else. While I’m no expert at this and cannot even begin to understand all of the varying situations of people listening to this podcast. I can at least share what I’m personally doing to get better at this. Hopefully you can find something in this to apply to your own situation. The Solution Get Clear on What You Want Compare Requests to Your Ideals Advocate for Yourself Choose to Compromise or Say No Instagram: http://instagram.com/tinyleaps --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
I'll be taking the week of 8/31/202 to 9/4/2020 off from publishing new episodes. In the mean time, please enjoy this curated list of re-post content. Join Tiny Leaps Plus: http://tinyleapsplus.com Follow on Instagram: http://instagram.com/tinyleaps --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
I'll be taking the week of 8/31/202 to 9/4/2020 off from publishing new episodes. In the mean time, please enjoy this curated list of re-post content. Join Tiny Leaps Plus: http://tinyleapsplus.com Follow on Instagram: http://instagram.com/tinyleaps --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
I'll be taking the week of 8/31/202 to 9/4/2020 off from publishing new episodes. In the mean time, please enjoy this curated list of re-post content. Join Tiny Leaps Plus: http://tinyleapsplus.com Follow on Instagram: http://instagram.com/tinyleaps --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
I'll be taking the week of 8/31/202 to 9/4/2020 off from publishing new episodes. In the mean time, please enjoy this curated list of re-post content. Join Tiny Leaps Plus: http://tinyleapsplus.com Follow on Instagram: http://instagram.com/tinyleaps --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
I'll be taking the week of 8/31/202 to 9/4/2020 off from publishing new episodes. In the mean time, please enjoy this curated list of re-post content. Join Tiny Leaps Plus: http://tinyleapsplus.com Follow on Instagram: http://instagram.com/tinyleaps --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
In this episode, we look at three tiny yet effective ways to practice self-love, even when you’re busy and exhausted. Inner Monkey: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/inner-monkey/id1440076093 The Problem How do you practice self-love? How do you learn to love yourself? And, when you are incredibly busy or tired or frustrated, how do you continue to fit it in? Digging Deeper Self-love is defined as a regard for one’s own well-being and happiness. Now of course this idea can be taken too far. There is no end to narcissistic individuals who believe their priority of self at the expense of others is a good thing. But self-love is inherently a good thing. If we look at that definition, a regard for one’s own well being and happiness, it simplifies things. In order to practice self-love we simply need to start paying attention to the things that affect our well-being and happiness. The Solution Get More and Better Sleep Getting more sleep is one of the first things you can do for yourself that can produce the biggest results. With lack of sleep comes lack of patience, an inability to focus, and a number of other negatives that can bleed into the rest of your life. By getting just 20-30 minutes more of good quality sleep you can improve your overall quality of life significantly and position yourself to accomplish more each day. Eat Happier We often set eating healthier as a goal we want to work towards. We may do this because we want to lose weight or for any number of other reasons but it is one of the more common goals out there. With that said, eating happier on it’s own can also be an amazing way to practice self-love. Think about how you feel when you eat poorly. Maybe you get a stomach ache. Maybe you feel disappointed in yourself for breaking you goal. But when you focus on eating happy you give yourself permission to eat some of those “less healthy” foods while also giving yourself permission to eat the things that are healthy. It's the best of both worlds. Start Your Day for Yourself or End it With Yourself I’ve talked about this before and I want to reiterate it here. Making time for yourself is critical to your own growth and development. And without your growth and progress you won’t be able to truly serve everyone else around you. It can be tough to find the time during the day to prioritize your own issues. Between work, school, your family, your friends, your health and other things taking time for yourself and your mental health can often be pushed to the back. This tip is about starting your day for you. Wake up 10 minutes earlier and be with yourself, by yourself. Do a meditation, get a quick stretch in, go for a walk, or do nothing. Whatever YOU want to do with no input from anyone else. If you’re struggling to get it done in the morning then try ending your day for you instead. Block off those last 10 minutes of the day or just let it happen naturally in bed. Do something that is yours and yours alone. Make the choice for yourself. That’s such a rare luxury now a days as we all live in a reactionary space but it doesn’t have to be. ‘ Instagram: http://instagram.com/tinyleaps --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
In this episode, we look at three tiny yet effective ways to practice self-love, even when you’re busy and exhausted. Sponsor: http://blinkist.com/tinyleaps The Problem The process of growth and personal development can be both challenging and rewarding. On the one hand you realize how much power and control you truly have over the direction your life goes. You realize that all big changes come from the tiny leaps you take every day. And you realize that that means that if you can just focus on your tiny leaps each day, you can in some small way direct the outcomes you gain from this life. On the other hand, you recognize how difficult it is to actually show up each day and take those tiny leaps. You start to see how much internal work needs to go into taking external action. You face failure and pain and sacrifice and all along the way question whether or not you even know what you’re doing. Because truly you’re just making it up and everyone else knows but you’re clueless. Digging Deeper Back in episode 584 I spoke about overwhelm and the role it plays in personal development. I also spoke about how that overwhelm came from our prefrontal cortex being overstimulated. This is an obvious outcome to a culture defined by working too much, not sleeping enough, and reaching for that ever elusive holy grail of productivity. The Solution I want to encourage you to adopt a new approach to your self-help journey. Keep setting goals, keep finding your first tasks. Keep taking action. However, when you start to take that action I’d like you to focus in the beginning on just taking one tiny leap each week. Instagram: http://instagram.com/tinyleaps --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
In this episode, we look at why trying something once and subsequently failing at it matters so much for finding success. The Problem What if I told you that there is a real reason why you are struggling to achieve your goals? Like a real, solid reason. Not some wishy washy excuse? Well there is. It may not be the only reason, and it certainly isn’t some secret technique that you need to pay me money to learn. But there is a real reason. The reason is simple, we don’t fully understand the process of setting goals and working towards them. Digging Deeper For years the self-help industry has touted the value of setting goals. There have been hundreds of books, podcasts, youtube videos, and speeches dedicated to the topic. We’ve created frameworks and processes and systems designed to make goal-setting easier or more straightforward. I’ve been a part of this too. Because for a long time I bought into the idea that the biggest problem in goal-setting was just that the systems were broken. I thought that if we could just improve the process for people then more people would accomplish there goals. That might still be true, but improving the system does nothing if it doesn’t consider the reality of the situation that the system deals with. The Solution So here’s my advice. Try things. Try them once.  Use that initial motivation to fuel immediate action and take it. Fail at it. Let yourself go through the full process.  Doing this will allow you to get an idea of the work involved and what kind of motivation is required to sustain yourself. It will also help you understand whether or not this is a goal worth trying again.  The good news is that if you do decide to try again you’ll be approaching it with a much more balanced understanding of the effort required for that outcome. This should help reduce that burnout and keep you running much longer. Instagram: http://instagram.com/tinyleaps Resources: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/neuronarrative/202003/why-we-often-fail-reach-our-goals https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0166432819313889 --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
In this episode, we look at 3 podcasts I recommend for improving your mental health. Join Tiny Leaps Plus: http://tinyleapsplus.com Part 1: The Problem There are currently over 1 million podcasts out there for you to choose from with over 30 million episodes available. At least those numbers are from April so you can bet there are even more now. So what are we to do?? This week I want to shine a spotlight on podcasts that I think are invaluable when it comes to our mental health. So without further delay let's get into the list. Part 2: Digging Deeper The first show I want to highlight is one you might already be familiar with. It's called Therapy for Black Girls. Now I've got a bit of a confession to make *deep breath* and I'm not sure how to say this so I'm just going to say it....I am not a black girl... I know I know, shocking news. But I've never given this show a chance specifically because of that. I thought "I'm glad this resource exists for black girls and women but based on the name I probably won't get much from it". Girl was I wrong and I'm happy I was. Therapy for Black Girls is hosted by Dr. Joy Harden Bradford who is an actual licensed Psychologist and the podcast covers a number of topics that people of all races genders and ages should be exploring. A recent episode I listened to was on the importance of self-compassion. Dr. Joy covers a lot of other important topics like embracing yourr queer identity, whether or not relationships HAVE to be hard work, Collective Grief, and Loneliness.  While the podcast does live up to it's name by providing many excellent episodes specifically targeted to the struggles that are unique to Black women here in the United States, there is plenty to walk away with regardless of who you are or where you are at in your own life. The second podcast I want to recommend is Tori Dealing With...Hosted by Tori Deal who made a name for herself on the reality show The Challenge the podcast shares first hand perspectives on various challenges and issues that every day people face each day. Similar to what I try and do here on Tiny Leaps, Big Changes. Tori talks about dealing with topics like anxiety, change, love, failure, forgiveness, cannibis and really anything else you might be thinking about on a day to day basis. In each episode she shares a story that helped guide her views on the subject, is crystal clear that she is just sharing her own experience rather than trying to push something on you, There is a ton of value in this podcast that you'll be missing out on if you choose to avoid it. Part 3: The Solution So these are the two podcasts I'd recommend looking into for mental health topics. I'd love to hear from you, what podcasts are you listening to that have helped your mental health? Useful Links: https://therapyforblackgirls.com/ https://tori-dealing-with.simplecast.com/ Instagram: http://instagram.com/tinyleaps --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
In this episode, we take a look at one simple habit you can build that can help you set up your day for success. Join Tiny Leaps Plus: http://tinyleapsplus.com Part 1: Presenting the Problem One thing we've always known is that starting our days off right can be the difference between feeling successful and productive or feeling like the day got away from you. But how exactly do you go about starting your day off right? The common answer here is to develop a morning routine but morning routines can often be hard to keep up, long, and difficult to fit into our lives. So I started asking myself....if I could only do one thing in the morning to get my day started what would it be? What is the tiny leap,  the smallest, most impactful step you could take? Part 2: Diving Deeper Well it turns out that the answer is stretching. Yeah, stretching first thing in the morning is one habit that, if done can have massive effects on your energy levels, mood, and overall experience throughout the rest of the day. According to an article on South Dakota State University's website: "Stretching first thing in the morning can relieve any tension or pain from sleeping the night before. It also helps increase your blood flow and prepares your body for the day ahead." Overnight as we sleep our bodies are rarely moving. As a result our muscles get sore, our joints get tight, and our blood pressure goes down. When we wake our bodies naturally work to reset these but a good stretch can be an excellent short cut to help make this happen faster. Here's what an article on Scientific American has to say about blood flow to the brain: "Part of the reason exercise enhances cognition has to do with blood flow. Research shows that when we exercise, blood pressure and blood flow increase everywhere in the body, including the brain. More blood means more energy and oxygen, which makes our brain perform better." Part 3: The Solution Increased blood flow to the brain can improve alertness and energy levels through the rest of the day Reducing aches and pains can improve mood Getting back into your body and reconnecting with the physical world can help you stay present through the day All of that just from stretching each morning. Easy right? So while having a full morning routine that includes stretching would be a good thing, if you find yourself with less time to work with or if you find yourself struggling to be consistent with that routine just focus on stretching and you can still get some huge benefits. Useful Links: https://extension.sdstate.edu/benefits-stretching https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/why-do-you-think-better-after-walk-exercise/ Instagram http://instagram.com/tinyleaps --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
In this episode, I share a snippet of my conversation on the Big Questions podcast with Cal Fussman.  Listen to his podcast here: https://www.calfussman.com/podcast Full Interview: https://bigquestions-calfussman.libsyn.com/gregg-clunis-taking-care-of-your-money Instagram: http://instagram.com/tinyleaps --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
In this episode, we look at simple ways to fit personal development into your day. Even if you only have 2 minutes free. Join Tiny Leaps Plus: http://tinyleapsplus.com Part 1: Presenting the Problem Making time for yourself can be difficult. Between work, your family, regular chores of being an adult, your friends...etc life can get hectic and time can fly by quickly. Part 2: Diving Deeper This is even worse in today's world thanks to the expectation from many employers to be constantly connected and always on. So how can you build personal development into your day when you just can't find the time? Or what do you do when the only time you have is the moments at the end of the day when you are too exhausted to do anything? Well here an easy way to integrate personal development into your day to day life. Part 3: The Solution 1. How much time do you truly have? Something I've talked about in the past is that many of us feel we don't have the time to do something, but in actuality it's just that the time isn't available in one block. The issue is that these hours are not concentrated and so they either go unnoticed or, even if you are aware of them, they are difficult to utilize. Well the first step is to get an accurate understanding of what time you have available, even if that time is spread out. I'd start with doing an audit of your day. That means to live your life as normal but to take note of the moments throughout the day where something else could be done at the same time or where it feels too short and so nothing valuable gets done at all. Do this audit for about a week to get an accurate average of this free time. 2. Get focused The trick with making progress even when time and energy is limited is to be as focused as possible.  One major issue we all have with personal development is that we often try to improve our "lives" as a whole. We fail to recognize that our "lives" are actually made up of very distinct areas, each requiring different things to improve. So improving our "life" is actually impossible. Instead, we need to aim to improve one area of our life at a time. Those improvements will trickle into the rest of your life thus leading to overall improvements. So once you know how much time you actually have to work with it's time to pick an area like fitness, nutrition, finances, career, relationships, or mental health. 3. Pick your strategy Certain activities and tasks are really not suited to limited chunks of time spread throughout the day. When you have limited time, and that time is broken up throughout different moments of the day, you need to start thinking tiny and organized. So if fitness is your focus, and you only have short, 5 minute sprints throughout the day, then finding routines that can maximize that time would be best. It seems small and unimportant, but it's where the journey starts. Eventually it will become more of a priority in your life and you'll clear other things out to make it happen. But that won't happen unless you start where you are. Instagram http://instagram.com/tinyleaps --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
In this episode, we look at how to deal with personal development overwhelm. Try Better Help: http://betterhelp.com/tinyleaps [YouTube Video] How to Be More Productive: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7QhPUoVHkpQ Part 1: The Problem Personal development is an incredibly complicated and frustrating process. Our lives are so complex, there are so many areas to consider, and the list of constraints we face on a day to day basis are quite honestly insane. Then, when we finally make the decision to take charge and gain control, we're met by a thousand different "teachers" or "guides" in the space each sharing their "unique process or system" designed to help you change your entire life....all for just $1,997 dollars and .97 cents. You know you don't need all that...shit you couldn't even afford it if you wanted to. If you had that kind of money just sitting around things would honestly be a little easier. So you decide to just put in the time. You start taking some action and you start seeing some results and you feel good. Then one day you wake up and.....you don't know what to do. You have no idea what to focus on. Where to spend your time. What's important and what isn't. All of a sudden you're overwhelmed. Overwhelm is a major problem in personal development and it only gets worse the more ambitious or driven you are, but what can we do about it? Part 2: Diving Deeper Well we first have to look at what's going on when we get overwhelmed. According to the abstract of an article published by Amy F. T. Arnsten "The prefrontal cortex (PFC)—the most evolved brain region—subserves our highest-order cognitive abilities. However, it is also the brain region that is most sensitive to the detrimental effects of stress exposure. Even quite mild acute uncontrollable stress can cause a rapid and dramatic loss of prefrontal cognitive abilities, and more prolonged stress exposure causes architectural changes in prefrontal dendrites." Here's how the article describes the role of the pre-frontal cortex: "The prefrontal cortex (PFC) intelligently regulates our thoughts, actions and emotions through extensive connections with other brain regions. It creates a “mental sketch pad” through networks of neurons that can maintain information in the absence of environmental stimulation" Part 3: The Solution The solution here is to move slower and give yourself the room to rest Look at the process of change as one of starts and stops? Why not let it be okay to try and fail and try again and fail again? Why not embrace the fact that we are going to get overwhelmed because our poor, squishy little brain is dealing with A LOT and that that is okay.  Instead of setting yourself up for failure, approach your growth and change from a place of expecting to fall off. This way you'll have an actual plan in place for getting back on the horse and trying again. It'll no longer be something you need to motivate yourself for. It won't be something you need to forgive yourself for. After all, that was what you expected to happen in the first place. Instagram: http://instagram.com/tinyleaps Resources: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2907136/ --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
In this episode, we look at why the outcome of your actions matter far less than you think. Try Blinkist: http://blinkist.com/tinyleaps Part 1: Presenting the Problem When focusing on improving some area of our lives we tend to get caught up in the outcomes that we create. Did we eat well or not? Did we save money or not? Did we lose weight or not? This makes sense, focusing on the outcomes allows us to measure progress and gives us a guide for what direction to go in. The problem is that focusing exclusively on outcomes ignores the very real value that exists just from the decision itself and the process that follows. Part 2: Diving Deeper Here's what I mean. When you make a decision to pursue something. Like truly make a decision. Not one of those half baked decisions that you never act on but when you finally get to a place where action because natural. That kind of decision causes massive shifts in the way you view yourself. In your identity. No, you don't identify as a runner. But all of a sudden you are a person who could be a runner. No you don't run a successful business. But all of a sudden you are a person who could do that. No you don't have a lot of money saved up. But all of a sudden you are a person who could. The act of making a decision. A real, meaty decision, shifts the way you view yourself. It shifts what you view as possible for yourself. It shifts your entire sense of self. Even before action is taken. Then, once you start taking action another shift occurs. You start to realize just how possible it is. Whereas before you became a person who could, in theory, accomplish your goals, now you start to a wrap your head around it. You start to see what's required more clearly. You start to see the path. When you take action..that is, trying things, failing, experimenting, reading, learning, trying again, asking questions...etc...you start to find you way. It's almost like stumbling through the darkness trying to find your way out. All you can do is take a step, hold out your hands, and feel your way forward. That's exactly what taking action does for you. With each step you start to form a slightly more clear mental picture of your surroundings. Of what's required. Between these two things....making a decison, and starting to take action, you experience massive growth as a person. You become a better you, one more prepared, more confident, and more capable than ever before. Whether or not you successfully accomplish the goal, abandon it, or fail trying doesn't really matter. Part 3: The Solution So let's shift the way we view success. Let's start place more emphasis on the part of things that truly matters. Making a decision and taking action. If we do those things, we win. No matter the outcome. Instagram http://instagram.com/tinyleaps --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
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This is platitudinous and so unspecific that it left me with no new information. It comes across as someone who has a severe case of the Dunning Kruger effect. No research. No data. No psychological insight. It’s canned wisdom that barely fills a millimetre of the can. To be avoided.

Sep 21st
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apricotic

I don't understand why the mid-ad is so long... I don't mind having mid-ads but ONE ad for like 2 minutes per episode, even short ones? hard pass

Aug 24th
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apricotic

this is a short episode and half of it is ads so don't waste your time

Aug 24th
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Steph Munday

I'm going to check out Juan's website but have you done any podcasts on what to do if your partner is the one who is insecure?

Aug 7th
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Steph Munday

this podcast needs some editing work still

Aug 7th
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Tejas Ukalkar

so you're saying that we should set a result based goal then decide controllable procedure steps and then take each step of process as goal so that we can achieve end result?

Apr 10th
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Seyed Ali

the first 5 min is advertising its getting boring lately 🤷🏼‍♂️

Mar 16th
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Adán Juarez

great show great feedback great subjects and great speeches that you give I congratulate you because you're a great guy I listen to you through castbox which is a great app to, another show that I really like that has to do with self development it's called "quote of the day" I really recommend that to your listeners, and to you ....you probably know which one I'm talking about so have a great time have a great life keep up the good work.

Jan 20th
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Michelle Debrunner

🔥🔥🔥

Dec 15th
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Nitsanah Benyamini

Aug 28th
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Alvina Lloyd

excellent bravo thank you

Aug 18th
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Nathanael radford

Thanks for the motivation. 👍 First time listening and listened for about 6 hours while at work. 10/10

Aug 14th
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Shahin Kazemzadeh

Hey man, just gotten onto your channel. Solid delivery of very actionable material!

Feb 1st
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April Mccomas

this is so true!!

Oct 1st
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Cesar V.

great apisode as always. I gotta check the article!

Sep 18th
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Cesar V.

this is one of the best episodes I have heard so far. Thanks for your work!

Jul 27th
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Jan Vincent Aguilar

Great show! Helped me from day 1. Concise, to the point, and as most has already pointed out - provides actionable information. A true value-added podcast. Thanks, Greg!

Jun 26th
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Q Nguyen

jesus 18min long but half is advertisement....

May 23rd
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Ankit Rawat

Nice. Music Name?

May 3rd
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forever & twinning

thank you so much Greg. You are very helpful. this podcast really made me a bettet person. and I really love listening to you and your ideas. thank you so so much. keep rockin'.

Apr 27th
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