Have You Ever Tried a NOT To Do List?

Sometimes getting more done needs a good ol’ fashioned To Do List. A clear list of priorities to give us focus, purpose and clarity on where our attention and energy should go.

What’s more rare – yet equally as powerful – is getting clear, acknowledging and facing up to the things you know you shouldn’t do.

We all do it: defaulting to checking and continuously refreshing our emails, going to Facebook, or putting our energy in smaller, easier tasks than the more important items that will really give us the results we want.

In this podcast, Sam and Chris discuss the simple power of creating a daily “NOT To Do” list to accompany your regular action items. A clear reminder to yourself of the things you shouldn’t do since they take away your success, happiness or productivity.

Have you tried using a Not To Do List before? If so, let us know how it’s worked for you. If not, join Sam and Chris in this week’s ActionChallenge and share on our Facebook page what you’re NOT going to do each day this week.

Food Aware

You Are What You Eat from Flickr by Oh, Nino How food aware are you?

I’ve always been quite conscious of the ingredients in foods I eat, because I’ve suffered from a range of allergies since a very young age. However the phrase “You are what you eat” still puts a bit of the fear into me – because it is really easy to deceive ourselves about the things we put in our stomachs.

After the first mistake in seven years that led to me eating a tiny amount of wheat (and being quite ill) recently, I decided to target my broader dietary complacency with a dose of daily reality.

Challenge: Keep a food diary for 3-4 weeks!

This was something I’d been thinking about for a while, but it seemed like a pretty big commitment to record everything I ate/drank for a month. Plus I wanted to capture how I felt after consuming different things, because I also suspected I had been ignoring a number of signals my body had been giving me… being a wheat-intolerant vegetarian means I’d eat loads of fresh fruit & veg right? Ah, denial!

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Three-Word Check-In

Join Sam and special guest podcaster Helena Holrick – founder of Workshops That Work – as they explore how 3 words can transform how you feel about and what you achieve with your day.

Helena created the Three-Word Check-In as part of her process of facilitating brilliance within her clients, and when Sam learnt of it her curiosity was piqued… Helena and Sam started sharing their daily words with each other, and realised how empowering and supportive it was – and that they couldn’t keep it to themselves!

Find out why three words can change the course of your day, and how to make the most of this simple yet profound technique!

Get More Energy From Your Relationships

Is that possible? To get energised from your relationships? In this podcast Gina and Chris provide a practical strategy and steps to evaluate your current relationships. With this awareness you can make better decisions on how and who you spend your time with to improve your energy levels.

After this you’ll now have more energy to put towards the most important things in your life.

Leave a comment and let us know what you discovered by following this exercise and putting the strategy in place.

30 Days To Eliminate Stress and Frustration

Often the biggest, most enduring stress and frustration in our lives comes from things we continue to tolerate, but not do something about. In this podcast, Sam and Chris talk about making progress by getting clear and taking action on what you don’t want in your life any longer.

Not just providing a ‘positive thinking’ theory, they guide you through a specific set of actions and provide a simple framework for you to take on a transformational 30 day challenge to eliminate a key stress or frustration from your life.

Listen to the podcast and leave a comment to let us know you’re taking the challenge and how we can help you to succeed.

Body Wisdom

Our bodies influence how we think and feel in a way that goes beyond “gut instinct”. There is much wisdom in our physical being, yet we often remain oblivious to it, or even worse, railroad over it regardless. So what does it cost us to ignore the messages that millions of our own cells are giving us?

Today, I’ve been out-of-sorts (or crabbit, as they call it up here!) all day, feeling lethargic and even a bit nauseous… not to mention having trouble concentrating. Why? Largely because I chose to ignore what my body was telling me during the last 24hrs. Continue reading

Taking care of YOU

For many of us, spending time helping others is second nature. We willingly sacrifice our own priorities and needs, and give more to others than we do for ourselves.

In this podcast, Gina and Chris discuss ways to make sure you do keep a healthy balance of taking care of yourself, while still being strong, supportive and available for your friends and colleagues.

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Practice Active Listening

Have you ever noticed that moment when the person you’re speaking to suddenly seems to mentally drift away, their eyes glaze over and you know they’re not listening to you any more? Do you do that to others?

In this podcast, Sam and Chris discuss three levels of listening and offer practical tips to ensure you not only listen well but remain engaged and interested in your conversations.

This topic was inspired by the recent request from a listener, and our answering podcast – The Dance of a Social Butterfly.
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So What

Have you ever found yourself trying to justify a decision you have made, but weren’t able to? By asking yourself “So what?” you can build up your own conscious reasoning as to why, what, when and how you can to a certain decision.

Sam and Paul as the question of “So what?” to challenge themselves before someone else does!

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Mentally Healthy

Mental ill health is something that needs to be taken seriously and, with the likelihood that we or someone close to us will experience it at some point, it is important that we raise our own awareness of it.

At the same time, we don’t often think about what being mentally healthy is like either, or what our mental health can actually mean for our daily lives. Join Paul and Sam for this podcast ‘experiment’ as they explore what their own personal definitions are – and give you the opportunity to discover yours.

We all experience life’s ups and downs, and go through periods of stress; so what if there was a personal checklist just for you that could help you cope with those experiences a bit better?
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