Perspective & Getting Back On Track

After a few months off from regular podcasting, the ActionPodcast crew are back!

In this show, Chris and Paul discuss the importance of periodically stepping back and taking stock of what is really most important. Sometimes we all need to hit the reset button, take an honest look at our priorities, and put some things on “pause”.

And doing that often requires courage to make decisions to let go of things that are holding you back. In this discussion, Chris references an article from the NY Times on “The Busy Trap” which can be found here.

We also talk about what we’ve been up to and our plans for the future.

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Give Yourself a Break, Commit to Less

(*Sorry if you have received this post twice, the first time the audio wasn’t attached then I some how managed to attach the wrong audio! Maybe I should give myself a break 🙂  Paul )

Do you often find yourself saying yes to an increased workload, when you should be saying “No”? Are you working evenings and weekends leaving no time for FUN, or hobbies or relaxing with your family and loved ones? How about asking for longer deadlines, or factoring in more realistic time schedules for your work? Covering Tip #25 from our book 80 Tips, Tricks and Perspective Shifts for Everyday Action, Gina and Chris share their own experiences of being overwhelmed and the repercussions of taking on more than they can chew. And how by committing to less, and incorporating more FUN into their lives, they are actually achieving more.

When Less = More Action

If you ever find yourself overloaded or confused by the number of goals clambering for your attention, then this time of year can be critical in determining how the rest of your year will continue.

The January focus on resolutions and new goals almost comes with a sense that if we want to change anything, we’ve got this narrow window of the 1st month of the year in which to make it happen. We might decide to lose weight, clean-out our house, get the garden ready for spring and take on more responsibility at work. We pick a handful of big goals for different areas of our lives that we want to improve, and think we’ll be able to tackle them all at once…

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The Emotional Impact of Falling Behind

A major area of stress in our lives in trying to cope with ‘all the things that need to get done’. The challenges of trying to keep up with it all can be compounded when you start to feel guilty or overworked by constantly trying to catch up.

In this podcast, Sam and Chris explore the emotional impact of falling behind and simple shifts you can make to minimise the impact and quickly get back on track.

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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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Putting the “Happy” back in to your New Year!

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

We’ve all said it, so why then, when we do hit the new year, there doesn’t seem to be anything HAPPY about it!?

Learn how to put some spring back in to your 2009

Sam and Paul talk about breaking out of the Holiday season habits. Paul vows to reduce his game time in WoW (World of Warcraft) and Sam resolves things that she has been putting up with.

Now the parties are over it’s time to put some structure and routine back into your life.