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Jumpstart - I Wonder Why

Jumpstart - I Wonder Why

April 16, 2021

Walt Whitman said, “Be curious, not judgmental” and that’s good advice but there’s only one problem -- it’s not easy, am I right?

Judgments, on the other hand,  are all too easy!  

A judgment settles the matter in our minds once-and-for-all; wherea,s curiosity leaves things open and unsettled which can be challenging for our little brains.

Today let’s expand your brain by learning:

  • Why it’s hard to “question yourself into a fight”
  • How Tim Cook used questions to take apple to nearly a $2 Billion valuation
  • How Ben Franklin used questions to transform his life

The measure of a growing happy person is, believe it nor, his or her acceptance of what they DON’T know>>>

 

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Jumpstart - Radical Acceptance

Jumpstart - Radical Acceptance

April 15, 2021

One of the core concepts of DBT therapy is Radical Acceptance.

Radical acceptance breaks through the resentment and frustration of a given situation and leads to an ability to manage our emotions -- A VITAL SKILL.

Learn:

  • How to accept what you except
  • Why society does NOT want you to accept ANYTHING (it’s called “status quo” and it’s considered bad)
  • How accepting the way things are empowers us to create what we want

To create the life you want, you have to be an energetic match for that life and you can’t get there by resenting where you are now.

Start accepting to starting growing NOW >>>

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Jumpstart - “R.E.S.T.”

Jumpstart - “R.E.S.T.”

April 14, 2021

I mentioned the “Dialectical Behavior Therapy Workbook” in a previous episode and today I want to share with you a core concept from DBT that EVERYONE can benefit from practicing called R.E.S.T..

I’ve been practicing R.E.S.T. lately and in today’s JumpStart you’ll learn:

  • Why you so often do the right things in the wrong order when we’re upset leading to more problems
  • Why your body sensations are key and the first thing you must control
  • How to take control of your reactions to diffuse difficult situations

Trust me, you’re going to want to take notes and put this simple 4-step process into action right away >>>

 

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Jumpstart - “Anxiety Meters”

Jumpstart - “Anxiety Meters”

April 13, 2021

20 years ago when I was still a church minister, I went to a church leadership conference and they showed us a TV commercial for one of the attending megachurches.

I’ve never forgotten that commercial and from that idea, I’ve created the concept of anxiety meters.

Learn: 

  • How considering a person’s level of stress and anxiety can actually calm you down
  • How to interact with someone based on their level of stress and anxiety
  • When it’s best to go away and let everything and everyone settle down

Give this idea a try and you’ll see a HUGE difference in your life right away >>>

 

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Jumpstart - “Blessings”

Jumpstart - “Blessings”

April 12, 2021

When she was a little girl I taught my daughter to say a blessing at each meal and now she’s taught me a simple and profound blessing that grounds me in God’s goodness every time I eat.

In this Jumpstart:

  • Learn the prayer I say before each meal and how it can benefit you
  • How important it is to ground yourself for just a moment with others when you eat
  • How “the blessing” is a ritual that closes one door and opens another

Remember Gandhi’s words, “Prayer is not the idle amusement of old women, properly applied its’ the greatest force in the world.”

Begin using that force to its full advantage starting now >>>

 

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Jumpstart - “Grace”

Jumpstart - “Grace”

April 9, 2021

The other day I was watching a Seinfeld episode in which several characters discussed whether or not Elaine possessed the quality of grace.

Grace is defined as “simple elegance or refinement of movement” or “courteous goodwill” and it’s not the exclusive right of “Downtown Abby” characters. 

Grace is something that’s considered to be for the rich but it’s actually a highly sought-after behavior we can all cultivate.

Today learn:

  • Why grace often decreases in relationships over time
  • How to cultivate the quality of grace
  • How to inject grace into your day

You don’t have to be a princess to demonstrate something the world needs now more than ever: GRACE >>>

 

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JumpStart - Intentions

JumpStart - Intentions

April 8, 2021

“We choose to go to the moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard," - JFK

WOW, now THAT’S an intention, am I right?

From defeating pandemics to putting men on distant planets, human beings have achieved every SERIOUS intention they’ve set.

What about you?

  • Do you (like most people) view an “intention” as a weak goal to “try”
  • What are YOUR intentions?
  • Do you have the same faith in yourself as you did the Covid vaccine would be developed?

Remember that when you “intend” to do something, it’s your reason WHY you’re doing it that determines your success >>>

 

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Jumpstart - “Altruistic Hedonism”

Jumpstart - “Altruistic Hedonism”

April 7, 2021

I got today’s title from Greg one of our regular JumpStarters who joins me live every day.

According to Greg, “Altruistic Hedonism” is “feeling great by doing good” and in today’s JumpStart I tell you stories of people who have healed their lives and improved their worlds by:

  • Doing something that takes them out of themselves
  • Improving their environment
  • Giving selflessly and feeling AWESOME in the process

Learn how to feel great by doing good starting right now >>>

 

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Jumpstart - Your Stories

Jumpstart - Your Stories

April 6, 2021

WOW, what an afternoon I had yesterday, and the cast of characters included:

  • (1) Rude Lyft Driver
  • (1) Superhero of a mom and her little girl
  • (1) Jaded (maybe even racist) cop

The story is of what went down is amazing but the REAL story is the one that went on in my head as well as the heads of each member of the cast.

See if you can relate >>>

 

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Jumpstart - Who Benefits?

Jumpstart - Who Benefits?

April 5, 2021

I spent the last several days with my daughter and her Husband in Kansas City.

While I was there, I observed that my son-in-law has a morning ritual that seems to be for someone else but in reality I think he’s the one that benefits.

An outsider might look at this situation I think that he is doing this behaviour to get something but in reality it’s all about giving.

  • Do you have rituals for other people?
  • How do you feel when you do something nice for someone else?
  • What could you do today to give yourself that great feeling?

Today, let’s create some new rituals that are for others so that we can enjoy the good feeling of doing nice things for people we love >>>

 

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