Archive Monthly Archives: August 2010

Different Ways of Doing Things

We all have different ways of approaching a task, particularly if it is something we’ve not done before.

Paul and Sam explore the possibilities of asking “How to…?” do something – whether it is drawing, cooking or starting a podcast! From opening a Pandora’s box on Google, to discussing the merits of having a clear goal (or picture) vs simply knowing where to start; different styles can even affect our self-criticism!

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There Is A Light At The End Of The Tunnel

Tunnel under Plzen
Two people I know, quite independently, are going through the crappiest time right now. Both of them are under the threat of losing everything. Their homes being their main worry.

I wish I could tell them everything will be fine by the time they wake up tomorrow, but it won’t.

I wish I could ease their burden by taking away or fixing some significant part of their problems, but that’s just not possible.

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Two Magic Words That Will Give You Focus

Are you moving towards your main goals, dreams or priorities? Or does it feel like there is just so much going on in your life at the moment, that it’s hard to tell whether you are coming or going! By using just two magic words you can cut through all the fluff and really focus on what’s important. During this episode Gina and Paul talk about how to help you get really clear on what actions you should be taking on issues that are truly important to you.

What are your two magic words?

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6 Unusual Tips for Coping with Pre-Exam Stress

My cousin Claire reminded me that teenagers across Australia are currently feeling the pressure of trial HSC exams, and a few months ago teenagers across the UK were feeling similarly stressed as they (and I) prepared for their Higher exams. It doesn’t matter where in the world you are, what the exam (or interview or driving test etc) is, nor how old you are… exams have the debilitating knack of making most of us feel physically or mentally unwell.Continue reading

Quick Confidence Boost

Even if you are one of the most confident people you know, chances are every so often you’ll need a quick way to give yourself a quick confidence boost. In this episode Chris and Paul cover a few tips and tricks you can use to help you get through some of life’s little challenges and give yourself a extra boost of confidence just when you need it!

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The Big Impact of Little Baby Steps

It occurred to me recently, that I have spent more than half my life learning about human potential, studying success and gaining insight from the world’s greatest teachers, all to feed my own curiousity about what really matters and what it really takes to create a deeply fulfilling life. A life of your choosing (for the most part), a life on your terms (for the most part), a life filled with more laughter, happiness, health and success.

I’ve learned that we – the average, everyday person – are capable of changing our lives in numerous ways, dramatic ways (!) and faster than most might believe. Many people are wanting or hoping to improve their situation in some way: to lose weight, save more money, develop more meaningful relationships, take on more interesting or engaging hobbies, travel more, give back more, and the list goes on. Many just want to feel alive again.Continue reading

Using Social Networking Groups

Both Gina and Paul have recently been doing the rounds in networking groups. These are local groups of people that meet up in our area to share business ideas and network. Some of the groups we tried were:-

You can also find many groups using the website Meetup.com. That is where we have our very own ActionPodcast Meetup Group.

In today’s podcast we talk about our own experiences with these groups, what went well, and an example of how not to network!

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10 Ways to a Quiet Mind

“Let us be silent, that we may hear the whispers of the gods.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Silence. Silenzio. Silence. Silêncio. Schweigen. Šutnja. Stilte.
Whatever language you speak, the word silence means the same thing. More than just quietness, it also signifies a certain peace.

Simon & Garfunkel’s seminal The Sound of Silence was written the year I was born, and has always been one of my all time favourite songs. Listening to it as a child I would wonder aloud, what was the sound that silence made? Did it actually have a sound, a vibration to it? I think it does… it whispers things for sure.

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Breakthrough inspired by Tony Robbins

Breakthrough with Tony Robbins is a new series being shown in the USA on NBC. It inspired Chris and Paul to talk about what a breakthrough is and how even the most simple changes can result in a dramatic change. This change may not be apparent immediately but with time and some reflection you too could find your very own breakthroughs have already happened and could be happening right now.

The show on NBC isn’t available to people outside of the USA, so you can view the first episode directly from breakthroughwithtonyrobbins.com

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