We start off this show with a little “mind honking” and then segway into a great interview with the wonderful Brian Ibbott. You will find out how Brian first got into podcasting – or mp3 blogging as it was referred to back then. Brian then fills us in on some of his successes as well as things he has had to overcome along the way to where he is today. After learning many of the awesome things behind the nicest guy in podcasting, he leaves us with two rules to live by as a podcaster that you won’t want to miss. [Read more…]
I have spent many years absorbing self-help, goal attaining, inspirational material. I have boiled my practical goal setting technique down to some pretty easy concepts. Keep in mind I said the steps were easy – as in easy to understand – not necessarily easy to accomplish, depending on what it is you want to do!
Before I get into what I do to set goals, there are a few concepts I want to cover so you can keep them in mind while setting and ATTAINING your goals.
Have you ever taken the time to consider the emotions you put into your day? How do you feel about taking your morning shower? How do you feel about that first cup of coffee? What about the last sip? What is your reaction to starting the car? Can you even remember starting the car?
Do your days zip by without you being able to remember much? What about your memories of your childhood? Do you remember the words and actions as much as the emotion? How many commercials on TV are purely fact based vs. trying to hit you where it emotionally counts?
I define mental hoarding as having and continuing to amass vast amounts of information, usually on the same topic (self-help, in my case), and being unable to put it into practice, due to an overload of contradictory data or seeking more information before thinking a choice of action can be made.
I feel I have suffered from this type mental hoarding. I’ve told myself for years that I had a love of self-help information – books, TV shows, audio tapes, and podcasts, to name a few. My need to consume information would wax and wane as events in my life passed, but if a good source crossed my path, I would snatch it up immediately. I wouldn’t always consume it, but I knew I could at anytime that it was needed. However, the only times I tried to use empowering self-help information were when things were not going the way I wanted them to. For over 20 years, I consumed knowledge. But with all the information, nothing seemed to stick. I always sought out more information, more knowledge, more something that I thought would be the key to actually accomplishing something.