5 Tools to Stay Positive in a Hostile Environment [Episode 013]

5 Tools to Stay Positive in a Hostile Environment [Episode 013]

Have you ever found yourself in a meeting wondering how your team wandered so off track and ended up in a negative place? One of our listeners (thanks Elizabeth!) found herself there and asked us two questions:
1. How do you stay positive when you are surrounded by negative co-workers?
2. How can you turn a conversation in a meeting with multiple colleagues that is filled with complaining into a positive problem solving conversation?

The Quiet Force of Good – 5 Ways to Encourage Yourself [Episode 012]

The Quiet Force of Good – 5 Ways to Encourage Yourself [Episode 012]

Sometimes it can just be so hard to stay positive given all the negativity that surrounds us. A lot of our listeners are either in positions of influence or striving to be, whether it be as parents, teachers, coaches or in business, and it’s important that we all stay positive and encouraged in whatever walk of life we are in. Woodly talks about our level of encouragement as being synonymous with our cell phone battery – it takes consistent recharging in order to remain effective. In this week’s episode we talk about a few ways to recharge your encouragement bank.

7 Ways to Get Back Up When Life Knocks You Down [Episode 011]

7 Ways to Get Back Up When Life Knocks You Down [Episode 011]

Lately Woodly and I have found ourselves in a bit of funk due to life circumstances. Sometimes the circumstances that create that funk can be amazing blessings (like a new addition to your family), sometimes they can be heartbreaking (i.e. a tremendous loss, either business or personal), and sometimes they can just be anxiety filled (starting a new job). No matter what, though, we have resources and techniques that can help us right the ship and set us forth for smoother sailing and break that funk.

3 Reasons Why You Should Go Away For Vacation

3 Reasons Why You Should Go Away For Vacation

It seems like going on vacation should be an easy call as if we should intuitively know that it is good to get away, yet I have found that often I wrestle with whether or not it’s the right decision to go. As leaders and responsible people we can wonder if traveling is the right investment of our time?

Why It’s Okay To Hate Losing and Crave Competition – Episode 009

Why It’s Okay To Hate Losing and Crave Competition – Episode 009

Have you found yourself being too nice in life? Do you find yourself shying away from competition? Today Woodly and Jan talk about why you might want to consider stepping into the field of completion.
In Today’s Episode…
Sometimes we tend to think of competition in terms of sports or other athletic contests, but competition can be used in all facets of life, whether it be business, pleasure or other. It can be a wonderful tool if used correctly and today we talk about three major reasons why it’s ok to be competitive.

5 Ways Complaining Will Cripple Every Area of Your Life – Episode 008

5 Ways Complaining Will Cripple Every Area of Your Life – Episode 008

I hate complaining. It is the most unproductive use of time imaginable, but at times I find myself doing it. In this episode Jan and I talk about 5 Ways Complaining Will Cripple Every Area of Your Life. The truth is sometimes we have to agitate the problem in our life to help us realize our need for the solution. As we talk about the destructive power of complaining I believe the solution will become self-evident.

Episode 007: No Guts, No Glory

Episode 007: No Guts, No Glory

“We should never give up on, what matters most.” To do that we need to know how to access the courage to persevere?
On this episode Woodly discusses 7 steps to a life of perseverance.

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