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

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

Unlocking Greatness with Charlie Harary

Unlocking Greatness with Charlie Harary

In episode 61 of Fresh Tracks with Kelly Robbins I share with you Charlie Harary, who speaks with us about unlocking our greatness. Charlie is driven by the belief that the potential for greatness resides within us and shares ancient wisdom, the practices of societies greatest leaders, and the latest brain research in our interview.

Charlie tells us that the key to realizing your full potential starts by tapping into the astonishing ability of your brain by understanding its neuroplasticity. Why? More often than not, our own mental obstacles are holding us back from the joy, fulfillment, and meaning we all crave; by retooling our perspective, we gain the ability to see the path toward the life we truly desire.

Advice for cutting Fresh Tracks – God gives us the ability to survive, it’s our job to learn how to thrive says Charlie. One way to accomplish this goal is to be great in the micro moments, because you are training your brain to react to the world from a perspective of greatness.

Show Notes:

3:15 – We create our own brain…What Neuroplasticity is and how it effects how you see things
7:25 – Giving vs taking energy and why it matters
11:15 – Recognizing what the higher path is and why it’s always a choice
15:00 – The role of visualization in unlocking your greatness
21:30 – Relationships and why they are an integral key to unlocking greatness
26:15 – The vital role of finding something in life that you can get better at
31:00 – The role clarity plays in achieving greatness

About Charlie

Charlie Harary is an author and internationally known speaker sought out for his lectures, seminars and keynote addresses on business intelligence, performance management and personal empowerment. He is the Senior Director of Capital Markets at RXR Realty, a multi-billion dollar real estate company based in New York. He hosts a weekly radio show on the NSN radio network and the Unlocking Greatness podcast. Upon its launch in 2015, Unlocking Greatness made it to the Top 10 on iTunes’ New & Noteworthy Business Podcasts list.

http://unlockinggreatnessbook.com/ 

Fresh Tracks with Josh Haynam, co-founder Interactive Quiz Builder: Why his quizzes get taken over 20 million times a month

In episode 60 you’ll discover how 25-year-old Josh Haynam grew his website business to a thriving, rapidly growing quiz-building business (with over 40,000 paid subscribers!) in four short years. Josh shares his recommendations on how to start a new company as well as insights into what didn’t work for the first three years as they were starting out. Josh also explains the one strategy shift that grew their paid subscriber base by 300% in eleven months!

In this episode of Fresh Tracks you’ll also learn the one exercise Josh continues to implement every time something takes up more than half his mental space and how you can do the same. You’ll also discover why keeping a clear headspace has been so instrumental to his business success and the one reset that must happen regularly – particularly when you get stuck!

Show Notes:
1:15 – How, at 25 years old, Josh started and grew his business in four short years
4:10 – Josh’s advice on how to start a new company
6:30 – How Josh went from creating a few custom quizzes to a repeatable product of 40,000 users
8:50 – The surprising way he gained Red Cross, Home Depot and other large brands
13:00 – The secret behind the quantum leap to 300% percent growth in 11 months!
19:00 – What kept Josh going during his slow growth years. And why he didn’t give up
23:00 – The bold steps Josh took to be able to continue to think strategically to run his business
26:15 – How to know what’s worth working on in a boot strap company.

About Josh
Josh Haynam is the co-founder of Interact Quiz Builder, a tool used by more than 30,000 businesses including The American Red Cross, Home Depot, and Forbes. He’s probably seen more quizzes than any other human on earth right now.

Website:  tryinteract.com

Not Knowing: Interview with Peter Ralston

In episode 59 of Fresh Tracks I speak with Peter Ralston, consciousness teacher, master martial artist and author of The Book of Not Knowing. Our discussion starts with a look at what it means to ‘not know’, and how approaching everything we do from a place of not knowing, verses assuming we do know, changes everything. Peter shares why the moment you start living your life from a place of questioning or pursuing mastery, it becomes a different life. You live in a different world. The truth is most of us walk around not knowing a tremendous amount of stuff, yet our beliefs and assumptions are that we know most things. When we can allow ourselves not to know, it allows us to start investigating.

We also discuss what it means to be authentic. The first thing we need to do to be authentic is to not know, and be ok not knowing. And then all kinds of things unfold – perhaps your Fresh Tracks! As we examine that feeling of being authentic, Peter shares why becoming aware of and releasing beliefs will allow us to ultimately be more authentic. Why? Because some of our most profound experiences happen by questioning the obvious. Perception is crucial to interacting and no one puts any attention on it. Questioning allows us to experience for ourselves what is true.

Show Notes:
2:30 – Why not knowing is not something to be ashamed or afraid of. Not knowing is just a fact.
6:40 – Peter’s profound insights on how to start ‘not knowing’.
10:00 – How to recognize beliefs that you don’t even know you have.
14:00 – When you change how you see the world, you will change how you see yourself. And that changes everything!
17:55 – How throwing out all of Peter’s beliefs led him to being a master in martial arts.
20:30 – Why you never make your opponent wrong. Ever.
25:00 – The relationship between discipline and freedom.
30:50 – The value of not making the job wrong.

About Peter Ralston

Peter Ralston works with people to authentically expand and deepen their “consciousness,” and to become more real, honest, and effective human beings. He facilitates people in understanding their own selves and minds, and in becoming increasingly conscious of their own true nature as well as the nature of perception, experience, and existence. He also teaches people about their bodies and how to be most effective in its use, and is the creator of the Art of Effortless Power—a large scope internal martial art using an effortless power to “play” with others, deepening an understanding of effective interaction using such principles as joining, complementing, and leading to create masterful interactive skills.  In 1977 he opened a center called The Cheng Hsin School of Internal Martial Arts and Center for Ontological Research and is the author of The Book of Not Knowing.

www.PeterRalston.com

 

Living Life with Passion and Helping Others

In episode 58 of Fresh Tracks I speak with entrepreneur Carey Smolensky about passion. What started as a DJ company in High School has evolved into a family of companies in the entertainment industry which Carey spearheads! While Carey is leading several companies, acting and pursuing other interests he enjoys, he shares his belief that you CAN do many things and be successful. He feels that as long as you are focusing on one thing at a time you are not multi-tasking. Carey’s passion as a recording artist, DJ, author, event producer, working actor, philanthropist and demonstrates how it is possible to create Fresh Tracks repeatedly in your life.

Have an idea you would like to pursue but have been putting it off? Carey shares that everyone has the tools to do what they set out to do. It may not be at the level of someone that’s done 10,000 hours, but that doesn’t mean you can’t participate! Carey tells us that sometimes just getting started is the hardest part in pursuing your passion.

Show Notes

2:45 – Carey’s high school business that set him on the path he is on today
6:00 – Knowing when it’s time to cut Fresh Tracks and entering the zone of realization
10:20 – Knowing the difference between ‘squirrel’ syndrome and stepping into your next adventure
13:05 – Why living your life with passion is so important
15:45 – The number one reason most people don’t follow their passion
20:00 – How to ignite passion in your own life. Particularly if you don’t have a passion
23:05 – Why failure is an integral part of success
27:15 – Success looks amazing because you’ve never seen path.

About Carey Smolensky

Carey Smolensky is a man who truly cares about making a difference in the lives of others. A Husband, Father, dynamic Businessman and Entrepreneur, Carey Smolensky began his family of companies while in high school. A graduate of Loyola University of Chicago with a Bachelor’s of Science in Biology. Carey has received numerous local, national, and international awards for entertainment and event production. Through Carey’s events, collaboration with top thought leaders, and partnerships with impactful businesses and charities, Carey has impacted the lives of countless people. He believes that evolution is the key to innovation and is constantly evolving both personally and professionally to continually live his life with passion.

Carey is a founding board member of Front Row Foundation, an organization that sponsors recipients who are battling life-threatening illnesses by bringing them to the live event of their dreams in the “Front Row” and Founder of A Warmer Winter, supported by Carey Smolensky Productions, providing food, clothing and hugs to Chicago’s homeless community. Carey focuses on helping others in everything he does. He lives every day with passion, and positively impacts the lives of anyone who crosses his path.

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Invisible in Plain Sight: The Role Branding Plays in Being Seen

In episode 57 of Fresh Tracks I speak with personal branding coach Jessie May about what it means to be seen. Seen by the right people. Seen by your tribe. Being seen as your authentic self. Being truly seen as your authentic self entails both how you are being energetically, and how you present yourself to the world as a business. Jessie May shares what a brand is and why taking the time to define yours early on is an important step to your small business success.

You may be blogging, sending an e-zine, speaking or publishing articles and taking other marketing actions but not getting the results you desire. I call it being invisible in plain sight. Jessie May shares how easy it is for this to happen and provides tips for overcoming this common and frustrating struggle. Jessie May also shares her branding tree with us – a visual for how branding, marketing and you fit together. What happens when you show up as the authentic you to your tribe? You may be feeling vulnerable, but your tribe is feeling connection. Which leads to trust, clients, and often a feeling of fulfillment in your business.

Show Notes
2:00 – Jessie May explains the branding tree and what branding actually is
6:15 – When is it a good time to have your own branding done?
9:30 – The two things you must know to establish your brand
14:40 – The struggle of being invisible in plain sight.
16:21 – The role vulnerability plays in connecting with your ideal clients
22:14 – The most important thing to say YES to in business
26: 34 – Tips for keeping yourself ‘seen’ – even if you don’t feel like it
30:00 – How you can benefit by keeping your higher purpose top of mind

About Jessie May
Jessie May is a personal-branding coach and tribe-building expert for soulful solopreneurs who need to be the inspirational face of their business so they can attract a lot of followers to their message!

She’s a true believer that the more a business reflects its owner’s essence, the more impactful it will be, so she’s set out to “make over” boring businesses into authentic, memorable and client-attracting brands.
She does this by helping her clients pull together 4 key areas that must be aligned for their brands to communicate a clear signal to the tribe they want to attract: visuals, messaging, personal presence and program packaging.

In addition to her international coaching business, Jessie May is also the founder of Daring Divas, the largest and most active women’s entrepreneurial Meetup community in Boulder, CO. Since 2011, Daring Divas has hosted multiple events per month designed to support its members in creating authentic, supportive and fun relationships that enhance both their personal and professional lives.

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