Episode 000 – Welcome to Fresh Tracks

There is nothing quite like being the first one to cut tracks in the powder on a bluebird day skiing. The connection to nature as you glide down, knowing you are the first to experience the run for the day and that no one else will see what you are seeing right in that moment is priceless.  Words can’t express the feelings involved.

The same feelings of connection, calmness and peace can be experienced when you are living life on purpose and bringing your vision to reality through your work. For many of us this involves speaking and living our truth and creating a business from that place.

Being the first one to pave the way for the others that will be following is often our calling in business. You are probably here today because you have something important to say. Something others need to hear and…. It’s personal. It’s spiritual. It’s unique to you.

I can say with complete confidence that you wouldn’t be here if you didn’t have gifts to share with others. The interviews and information we’ll share on our Fresh Tracks Podcast are designed with the clear intention of bringing to you the many different facets involved in living life on purpose, bringing your vision to reality, and helping others along the way.

Episode 000 provides background on who Kelly Robbins, MA is, why I started Fresh Tracks, and what you can expect in upcoming episodes.

Let’s cut some tracks together!

Kelly Robbins, MA

Law of Success Meditation

In this special edition of Fresh Tracks we have a guided meditation on the Law of Success.

Do you expect Success in everything you do? Did you know that success is your birthright? The Law of Success is one of the 12 Universal Laws each of us uses as we manifest (whether we know it or not!).

If you are struggling to achieve success in any area of your life you are blocking your energy in some way. It’s usually unconscious and can be unblocked rather easily if you know how. In this special edition of Fresh Tracks we have a guided meditation for embodying the Law of Success.

You are made for progress and growth because it is the nature of human beings to grow and expand. Advancement in all things is your overall purpose in life, and knowing this is imperative your achieving it. Because you have to expect success to get it!

In this Fresh Tracks meditation we are embracing and embodying the Law of Success. Releasing blocks, listening to what our heart guides us to do, and helping others above all else are all aspects to the Law of Success. 

How different could your life look if you KNEW you were guaranteed to succeed?

Join me in our Law of Success Meditation and find out!

How to Go On Despite the Appearance of Failure

In episode 70 of Fresh Tracks I speak with entrepreneur and author Rhett Power. Rhett shares his personal journey building a multi-million-dollar business and offers insights into how he continued on despite the appearance of repeated failure. Forced to analyze what was holding his company back, Rhett got the ‘big order’ of his life and quickly realized it would take more than a few quick fixes to transform his company into a success. Rhett shares how his positive relationships with his vendors and others is what helped him and his partner take their company to one of Inc. Magazine’s 500 Fastest Growing Companies two years in a row.

Rhett tells us how the struggle building a company defined who he is today and why he doesn’t go into a venture with a plan B. Part of his key to success is knowing and following his own tolerance level. For Rhett this meant knowing when to not give up and go back to the safe, secure corporate job he had and continue to work on his business. Finally, Rhett shares the importance of having a personal mission statement and what you may learn by creating your own.

Show Notes:

1:30 – Rhett’s journey building a 9-million-dollar company
6:20 – Rhett’s advice on how to know when to keep going or when to quit
8:55 – The role trusting yourself plays in making decisions
11:15 – How tenacity and relationships led to his BIG sale
14:00 – The day his company went from $80K a year to $9 million a year
16:20 – Relationships and their ability to make or break your growth
20:05 – One thing you can do to avoid floating through life
24:00 – What to put in place to make decisions in alignment with your values

About Rhett Power

Rhett Power is the author of THE ENTREPRENEUR’S BOOK OF ACTIONS and the Amazon bestseller One Million Frogs. He is also the co-founder of Wild Creations, an award-winning start-up toy company. He serves as a Columnist for Inc. Magazine and CNBC.com’s Make It series, where he shares advice on entrepreneurship, business, career growth and personal growth.

In addition to THE ENTREPRENEUR’S BOOK OF ACTIONS, Power is the author of Amazon bestseller ONE MILLION FROGS. Prior to founding Wild Creations, Power worked as an economic and small business development consultant for the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), serving seven years in the former Soviet Republics of Central Asia. Prior to that, he was Director of National Service Programs for Habitat for Humanity, which included being Habitat’s chief liaison to The White House, Congress, and the Corporation for National Service.

A member of the United States Department of State’s International Speakers Program, Power travels the globe speaking about entrepreneurship, leadership, and management alongside the likes of Gates Foundation CEO Sue Desmond-Hellmann, AOL Founder Steve Case, and President Barack Obama. He has written for The Huffington Post, Time, and The Wall Street Journal and is a regular columnist for Inc., Success Magazine, and Business Insider.

www.RhettPower.com

Three Things You Need to Know About Yourself to Cut Fresh Tracks

In this special edition of Fresh Tracks, Kelly dives deep into both the physical and spiritual realities of creating Fresh Tracks. Kelly shares insights into both Universal Law and the human aspects of creating your life with intention, power and grace.

The journey creating Fresh Tracks starts with knowing what IS possible. Not just what you think you are capable of, but the essence of what each of us is born with. Are we truly capable of manifesting instantaneously? Without struggle or strife? Or is the pain part of the expansion process? What would manifesting look like if you could completely let go of all your crap?

A deep understanding of WHO you are and what you are made of allows each of us to embody the truth of what we are capable of accomplishing. In this episode we examine the nine basic traits each of us are innately born with and discuss why it’s imperative we not only understand but embrace these qualities fully in order to create our life with intention.

Why it’s important to know yourself, your quirky sabotaging habits, and the lens you view incidents from are all covered in this special episode of Fresh Tracks.

Finally, we discuss understanding the tools you have to work with – Universal Law. What are some common mistakes people make when working with Universal Law and how to overcome them. Finally, we dive into how to recognize why you are struggling to create your Fresh Tracks and what you can do about it.

About Kelly Robbins

Kelly Robbins, MA, an award winning author, business coach, and speaker is the author of Trust Your Next Step: Creating the Confidence to Cut Fresh Tracks. Kelly also publishes The Edge, a free e-zine that provides Universal tips and guidance that ultimately helps you discover the confidence to cut fresh tracks in your life and business.

Over 17 years ago Kelly made the tough decision to quit her corporate J-O-B and to create her own Fresh Tracks by starting a business and working from home while raising her three daughters. Kelly Robbins Coaching is her fourth successful business and she now helps others create the same results in their lives.

Kelly believes that by living your divine purpose, approaching life as a fun adventure, and trusting your next step we can all achieve the goal of creating our own Fresh Tracks.

Author of Trust Your Next Step: Creating the Confidence to Cut Fresh Tracks, and the Clients on Purpose training program, Kelly helps others create the confidence to cut Fresh Tracks. Kelly proudly produces the Fresh Tracks with Kelly Robbins podcast.

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Understanding Universal Law with David Neagle

In episode 68 of Fresh Tracks I speak with author and business coach David Neagle in-depth about Universal Law and the role our beliefs play in our ability to cut Fresh Tracks. David shares that everything in the Universe is in a constant state of creation and a constant state of motion, it’s main intention is to bring more life to everything. In this week’s show we also discuss the two main obstacles people come up against when trying to create change and how not being aware of them can cause us to stop moving forward.

David share’s his insights into the role our beliefs play in manifesting our desires and how important it is to understand our beliefs beyond an intellectual understanding. David also shares the secret that differentiates his many clients that have achieved millionaire status from the rest. We wrap up the interview with David’s teaching on his favorite Universal Law.

Show Notes:
1:30 – What is Universal Law and why is it important?
6:10 – If you could remove all limitations, what would your life look like?
8:25 – The two instrumental things a person needs to know in order to succeed
11:45 – The common thread for the million-dollar business owners that David’s coached
14:10 – The number one thing that is detrimental to your success
19:30 – David teaches his J curve and how our ancestors beliefs still affect us
23:00 – What happens if you let fear take over during your growth period
26:10 – The role beliefs play in cutting Fresh Tracks

About David Neagle:
David Neagle is the bestselling author of The Millions Within and is known as one of the architects of the coaching and personal growth industry itself. He has worked alongside other well-known mentors like Bob Proctor, Marianne Morrisey, Tony Robbins and the like for decades.
He’s the guy you go to when you’ve tried every strategy, and you finally realize, it’s not your strategy that’s an issue, it’s what’s going on between your two ears that’s the issue.
Forever an avid student, David’s core mission is to bring expanded awareness & higher consciousness to as many people as possible, and to find greater ways of helping leaders make a bigger impact, so they can lead their greatest possible lives and serve the greatest number of people.
www.DavidNeagle.com

Greater Than Yourself: The Ultimate Lesson in True Leadership with Steve Farber

In episode 67 of Fresh Tracks I speak with leadership consultant, speaker, and best-selling author Steve Farber about what it means to be a true leader. His lofty plans to change the world one person at a time through his Greater Than Yourself project are shared, along with the understanding that the highest purpose of our work is the development of other people are all discussed on the show. Steve shares that our ability to shift from a “me” perspective to an “us” perspective changes everything ranging from people wanting to be around us to the respect we receive.

Running your life and your business knowing that we are all connected rather than feeling you are alone effects not only your results but how you feel as a person contributing to your company, society, and your family. Steve shares that life and business are not a win-lose, zero sum game. It’s the quality of the relationships we have that are important.

Our ability to create a culture of giving, to facilitate relationships and share knowledge, life lessons, connections and experience are invaluable gifts to share with others. Seeing our world and working with others from a place of giving rather than hording knowledge and information to control and have power over others are just a few of the skills that make you an extreme leader. Check out this week’s show and learn the Ultimate Lesson of True Leadership with Steve Farber!

Show Notes:

2:45 – How the greatest leaders become the greatest leaders and do extraordinary things
6:00 – Recognizing your ability to influence people to change the world for the better
9:10 – How to be the kind of leader that people want to be around
11:10 – What can you do to ensure everyone that does business with you will be elevated in their life or their business?
17:00 – Choosing your GTY project
19:40 – The Greater Than Yourself pillars
25:00 – Taking your personal inventory
31:00 – How do you show your clients and others that you love them?

About Steve
Steve Farber is founder of The Extreme Leadership Institute, an organization devoted to changing the world through the cultivation and development of extreme leaders in business, nonprofits, education, and beyond. Listed on Inc.’s ranking of the Top 50 Leadership and Management Experts in the world, and #1 on Huffington Post’s 12 Business Speakers to See, Farber is a bestselling author, popular keynote speaker, and a seasoned leadership coach and consultant who has worked with a vast array of public and private organizations in virtually every arena.

For more information, please visit www.SteveFarber.com.

The Fear and Anxiety Solution: A Breakthrough Process for Healing and Empowerment with Your Subconscious Mind

The Fear and Anxiety Solution

In episode 66 of Fresh Tracks I speak with Dr. Friedemann Schaub about strategies for overcoming fear and anxiety. His discoveries about fear and anxiety as a medical doctor, and his realization of the mind, body spirit connection, led him to the ground-breaking teachings he shares with us today. In this weeks show we discuss what can we learn from our fear and anxiety patterns and how that may impact our ability to cut Fresh Tracks. Dr. Schaub teaches us how to understand, direct and utilize the subconscious mind to create wholeness and health and work through our fear and anxiety rather than allowing it to run our lives.

Dr. Schaub helps us understand the root causes and deeper meanings of our fear and anxiety. Understanding this allows us to release the emotional blocks from our past, be our true selves, and ultimately more easily cut Fresh Tracks in our lives. Tips for giving our fear and anxiety a name and recognizing where it comes from can help us break up unsupportive patterns in our life. Dr. Schaub also shares that addressing fear and anxiety at its roots has a huge benefit because it allows you to more deeply tap into your true self and realize your true potential.

Show Notes:
3:00 – Friedemann’s journey from molecular biologist and MD to studying the subconscious mind
6:45 – Why fear and anxiety are our friend and how to view them as positive
9:00 – Using fear and anxiety to understand yourself
11:00 – Tips for understanding where your anxiety is coming from
13:50 – 3 steps to upgrading your subconscious operating system
17:10 – Resolving the inner conflict within
24:30 – Why we don’t need to override our anxiety every time
27:10 – Creating your Fresh Tracks as a gentle step rather than a giant leap
29:00 – Feeling alive vs numb

About Dr. Friedemann Schaub

Friedemann Schaub MD, PhD received his medical degree from the University of Munich and pursued a career in cardiology at the Munich University Hospital before moving to Seattle where he received a doctorate in molecular-biology from the University of Washington. His research has been published and featured in national and international medical and science journals.

During more than twenty-years in the medical field, Dr. Schaub became increasingly fascinated by the powerful influence of our thoughts, emotions, and beliefs on health and disease. He recognized that our abundant self-healing abilities can only function effectively when mind, body, and spirit are in alignment, and that the mind-body-spirit connection – in particular the subconscious mind – holds the keys to accelerated healing, well-being, and success.

Based on this wealth of knowledge and experience, Dr. Schaub created a personal breakthrough and empowerment program specifically designed to eliminate emotional and mental blocks and limitations that prevent us from fully activating our potential to heal, change and succeed. He has helped thousands of people all over the world overcome fear and anxiety to lead confident, authentic and successful lives. Dr. Friedemann Schaub is the author of the award-winning book “The Fear and Anxiety Solution.”

Website: http://thefearandanxietysolution.com

 

Living Large – The Achiever’s Guide to What’s Next

In episode 65 of the Fresh Tracks with Kelly Robbins podcast I speak with Elizabeth Crook about how to live a large life. Our discussion starts with the importance of creating your personal trail map (chapter 2 in my book Trust Your Next Step). In our interview Elizabeth tell us that recognizing themes and patterns in our life so we can determine who we are and who we have been helps us know what serves us moving forward. There is a celebratory feeling of affirmation when people use their greatest gifts and talents to do work that energizes them and makes an impact. The Living Large training Elizabeth shares teaches us to live on purpose and in purpose.

Discover insights into making decisions about careers, goals, and the future with your whole self, including your history, talents, characteristics, and the roles you play. When we interact with the world using only one or a few parts of ourselves, we can begin to feel small, says Elizabeth. It’s difficult to cut Fresh Tracks when you are feeling small! After listening in on this week’s show you will begin to live with your whole self and uncover how to make a larger impact on the world.

Show Notes:
4:30 – Why it’s important to know where you’ve been to get where you want to go
8:30 – Looking at your past retrospectively. Which characteristics am I overusing?
13:40 – Navigating turning points in our life
19:20 – What it means to Live Large
20:30 – The triple J – Jury, Judge and Jailor
25:30 – Collecting evidence to prove your truth
28:00 – How to get started

About Elizabeth Crook
As the CEO of Orchard Advisors for the past twenty-plus years, Elizabeth Crook has helped CEOs and entrepreneurs think and act strategically to grow their companies and find greater personal satisfaction. She has shown countless individuals of all generations how to invent and reinvent themselves. Crook knows how to inspire people to gain a fresh sense of what they can accomplish in their lives, think about themselves with compassion, develop a sense of humor about their challenges, and ultimately take action.

Elizabeth holds a BA from Vanderbilt University and an MS from Tennessee State University. She lives on Music Row in Nashville
www.ElizabethbCrook.com

 

The Enneagram as a tool for Getting to Know Yourself

In episode 64 of Fresh Tracks I speak with Beatrice Chestnut of The Chestnut Group about the Enneagram. The Enneagram is an ancient tool that shows where your focus of attention goes. When used correctly, the Enneagram can be used to get to know yourself, allowing you to create Fresh Tracks from a place of strength. Beatrice shares that understanding the habitual patterns of your personality and where your attention goes can be essential to your personal growth and development. Your focus of attention is often a coping strategy and understanding where it goes, as well as what you avoid focusing on, will help you become a better leader of yourself.

Getting to know aspects of yourself that you can’t see is important to understanding where you are now in life. Can you identify what have you been doing that works and what have you been doing that isn’t working? The Enneagram helps in identifying what motivates you and highlights your blind spots. It can also assist in identifying tools you might add to your toolkit to more easily accomplish your goals.

Show Notes:

3:40 – What is the Enneagram and why is it a powerful tool?
7:30 – How to use the Enneagram to understand what gets between you and a better life.
10:20 –Identify unsupportive patterns so you can determine what strategies to add to your toolkit to grow.
16:30 – Understand the role emotional intelligence plays in achieving success (EQ).
22:00 – Examples of how the Enneagram can help you work through obstacles.
27:00 – What it means to be a leader and how we get stuck in unsupportive habits because we don’t recognize what’s blocking us.

Beatrice Chestnut, PhD MA is a licensed psychotherapist, coach, and business consultant based in San Francisco. She has a PhD in communication studies and an MA in clinical psychology and is founder of The Chestnut Group, which offers coaching, leadership development training, and team development services to empower change through the use of the Enneagram. A student of the Enneagram system since 1990, she is author of the books, The Complete Enneagram: 27 Paths to Greater Self-Knowledge, and The 9 Types of Leadership: Mastering the Art of People in the 21st century Workplace. She was President of the International Enneagram Association (IEA) from 2006-2007 and offers trainings on the Enneagram internationally, focusing on using it as a tool for personal transformation.

Web site: www.beatricechestnut.com

 

Sources of Power: How People Make Decisions

In episode 63 I speak with Dr. Gary Klein, founder of the Naturalist Decision Making movement. Gary discusses how we really make decisions and why the traditional, rational decision-making process that is taught in school is ineffective. Real decision-making is done on a subconscious level and is called naturalistic decision making. In this week’s show we discuss why experts make rapid decisions and how patterns play a role in the decision-making process. Struggling to make decisions while cutting Fresh Tracks? How to make and trust your decisions when you are doing something new as well as being open to see what you can be achieving instead of what you are not is covered.

Dr. Klein also discusses the role mindsets play in making decisions and gives examples on how we can change our mindsets systematically. There are, in fact, two types of mindsets; fixed mindset and a growth mindset. Which one you favor most effects your ability to cut Fresh Tracks. Struggling to make a decision? Gary shares that presenting things in a nontraditional manner or seeing the world through a different lens may allow you to see your problems in a new light and make the decision-making process easier.

Show Notes:

2:00 –Understanding how we don’t make decisions is key to understanding how we do
6:00 – How experts make decisions and how to learn from it
9:10—Why you should listen to your intuition but don’t trust it when doing something new
11:50 – How our mindsets affect our ability to make decisions and change.
16:00 – The danger of holding on to your initial goal rather than looking at what can work
20:42 – Recognizing when to change the plan vs change the goal
23:00 – The art of being stupid
27:00 – How to change your mindset systematically

About Gary Klein

Gary Klein, Ph.D., is known for (a) the cognitive models he described, such as the Recognition-Primed Decision (RPD) model, the Data/Frame model of sensemaking, the Management By Discovery model of planning in complex settings, and the Triple Path model of insight, (b) the methods he developed, including techniques for Cognitive Task Analysis, the PreMortem method of risk assessment, and the ShadowBox training approach, and (c) the movement he helped to found in 1989 — Naturalistic Decision Making.

The company he started in 1978, Klein Associates, grew to 37 employees by the time he sold it in 2005.  He formed his new company, ShadowBox LLC, in 2014. The five books he has written, including Sources of Power: How people make decisions, and Seeing What Others Don’t: The remarkable ways we gain insights, have been translated into 12 languages and have collectively sold more than 100,000 copies.

www.shadowboxtraining.com

 

Letting go of Indecision with the Decision Catalyst

In episode 62 I speak with Linda Henman, The Decision Catalyst and founder of Henman Performance Group on how to make smart decisions. Linda shares some common reasons why we struggle when making decisions (particularly the big ones!), and provides insight into what we can do to make the decision-making process easier. Linda also provides solid advice on how each of us can learn to make strong decisions over and over again. In this week’s show you’ll discover specific action steps you can do on your own to become a more confident decision-maker!

Are some of us naturally better at making decisions than others? How would your life change if each time you made a decision you didn’t look back? Linda explores this topic and more as we learn about ourselves and how we make decisions. Do you make decisions from your rational self or your emotional self? Which is better and why? In this week’s show we look at this as well as discuss the role experience and judgement play in decision making.

Show Notes:
3:45 – The REAL reason we don’t make good decisions and how to let go of it for good
7:35 – Tips for recognizing why you are avoiding making a decision
10:45 – The power in making a decision and not looking back
13:40 – How to reduce fear when making a decision
16:00 – Is it important to take the emotion out of the decision making?
19:00 – Why it’s important to recognize when you’ve made good decisions
23:30 – Is a tough baby a sign of future good decision maker?
30:00 – The role self-awareness plays in decision making

About Linda Henman
Dr. Linda Henman works with Fortune 500 Companies and small businesses that want to think strategically, grow dramatically, promote intelligently, and compete successfully today and tomorrow. Some of her clients include Emerson Electric, Boeing, Avon and Tyson Foods.

Linda holds a Ph.D. in organizational systems and two Master of Arts degrees in interpersonal communication and organization development and a Bachelor of Science degree in communication. Whether coaching executives or members of the board, Linda offers clients coaching and consulting solutions that are pragmatic in their approach and sound in their foundation—all designed to create exceptional organizations.

She is the author of Challenge the Ordinary, Landing in the Executive Chair, and The Magnetic Boss among other works.

www.henmanperformancegroup.com