Category Archives: Change

The power of embracing life’s beginnings and endings – and how that helps you create Fresh Tracks

Do you LOVE starting new things – the adventure, the newness, the fun just gets you so excited you can hardly stand it? You jump in to your new endeavor with enthusiasm and motivation and are ready to rock the world. The thing is, that excitement only lasts so long. In no time at all the fun adventure becomes routine and before you know it, it’s ending. How do you handle things as they are ending? From relationships to projects to businesses, how you handle endings effects how you handle your next beginning and it effects how you experience yourself. How does it effect you when you avoid endings? When you drop things quickly and move on, unfinished, to your next exciting adventure?

In episode 53 of Fresh Tracks I speak with Shaman and author HeatherAsh Amara about the role beginnings and endings play in creating Fresh Tracks. She shares how important it is to recognize beginnings and endings as they are happening and gives us tips on how to be conscious during our transitions. HeatherAsh tells us that we can use our endings to get clear on where we want to go next and how we may experience our next phases of life differently. In this week’s show we also discuss being aware of how are we in relationship to things when they don’t feel finished and how to do the inner work required to be at peace. And tons more!

Show Notes
1:40 – Why beginnings and endings are important to our very existence
4:40 – In what ways can we honor an ending and why is it important
9:00 – Tips for recognizing when and if you are in a transition period
14:40 – Why it is important to recognize the ‘jagged edges’ in our life
17:55 – We can create good endings inside of us, even if the ending on the outside doesn’t look the way we’d like it to
21:20 – Why letting ourselves grieve fully can allow it to pass more quickly
24:35 – How to be there for someone else that is grieving or experiencing an ending
29:00 – The incredible power of the gap moments in life

About HeatherAsh Amara
A leader in mindfulness, empowerment and shamanism, HeatherAsh Amara is the author of the bestselling Warrior Goddess Training, Become the Woman You are Meant to be.
The heart of Amara’s teachings stems from her long Toltec apprenticeship and teaching partnership with don Miguel Ruiz, author of The Four Agreements. Over the past fifteen years she has taught workshops and apprenticeships and trained teachers. She now travels the world working with women to integrate the feminine wisdom of the ancients into their modern lives.

http://heatherashamara.com/

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The One Thing

In episode 47 of Fresh Tracks I speak with author and business owner Jay Papasan about The ONE Thing: The surprising simple truth behind extraordinary results. Jay poses this question for us to ask ourselves: What’s the one thing I can do, such that by doing it, everything else will be easier or unnecessary? By focusing on your ONE thing, you can accomplish more by doing less. Jay shares why discovering this surprisingly simple truth is the difference between achieving extraordinary results vs experiencing consistent struggle and shares how to implement these truths in your life.

The results you get are directly influenced by the way you work and the choices you make. In this week’s show Jay provides tips for both discovering your ONE thing and the pitfalls to avoid when we have a lot to do, recognizing that the distractions we face each day are unlimited! Jay shares personal stories of how he and his wife built their multi million-dollar real estate business while raising their two kids, and kept their priorities of family first through the growth stages of their business to today.

Show Notes:
3:30 – The number one reason you don’t stick to your plan
6:50 – Are you really saying yes to something or just trying it out?
11:40 – The power of asking better questions
14:00 – Discovering the ONE thing you can do that will change everything in your life
17:35 – The google story and how it relates to your Fresh Tracks
21:00 – Tips for narrowing your focus to one thing
24:00 – Balancing building your empire vs raising your kids
28:00 – Your purpose statement – what does it mean if you lose it?

About Jay Papasan

jay_papasan_Fresh_Tracks_with_Kelly RobbinsJay Papasan is a best-selling author and co-owner, alongside his wife Wendy, of Papasan Properties Group with Keller Williams Realty in Austin Texas. His most recent work with Gary Keller on The ONE Thing has garnered more than 238 appearances on the national bestseller lists including #1 on the Wall Street Journal bestseller list.

Jay serves as Gary Keller’s co-author and executive editor on best-selling titles including: The Millionaire Real Estate Agent, The Millionaire Real Estate Investor, SHIFT: How Top Real Estate Agents Tackle Tough Times, FLIP: How to Find, Fix, and Sell Houses for Profit, HOLD: How to Find, Buy, and Rent Houses for Wealth, and The ONE Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results. He also co-authored SHIFT Commercial.

Before joining Keller Williams Realty, Jay served as an editor at HarperCollins Publishers where he worked on such best-selling books as Body-for-Life by Bill Phillips and Go for the Goal by Mia Hamm.

http://the1thing.com/

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Episode 37 – Ask. The Questions to Empower Your Life

In episode 37 of Fresh Tracks author Michael Jenet shares his insights on the powerful role question asking plays in our success. We start with discovering what questions we ARE asking ourselves and then branch into how asking intentional questions can bring us closer to what we want to create in our lives. Michael shares that learning to retrain our brain to seek out positive outcome oriented-questions is a key to living a happy and successful life.

In this week’s show we discover that our brains are like computers, and it’s our job to give our logical brain an out – especially when our life is not where we want it. There IS a ‘best’ kind of question you can ask! Learning to take control of our questions and to raise our IQ (Intentional Questioning) is the secret behind those who live happier fulfilling lives and those who merely survive it. Michael provides tips we can all use to retrain our brains, get unstuck in business, and have a deeper understanding of the powerful word “if” and the role it can play in our success.

Show Notes:

1:17 – The power question asking has on us
4:50 – Four principles for getting the outcome you want
7:55 – How changing the questions we ask ourselves can change the domino effect of negativity and get us closer to what we want
10:00 – The amazing consequences of answering questions automatically vs intentionally
12:10 – Tips for retraining your brain to ask the right questions
17:00 – How entrepreneurs stuck in business can change results through questions asking
20:00 – Whenever trying to solve a challenge, there is a specific ‘best’ kind of question you can ask.
24:30 – The amazing power of IF

About Michael Jenet

International Book Award Finalist Michael Jenet is an ordinary man with extraordinary insight. Having studied the human condition for over thirty years and mj2read countless volumes from classic authors of every spectrum of the personal achievement genre, he has researched each nuance of what makes some people successful and keeps others from succeeding.

Born in Belgium, raised in the Midwest United States, an 8-year Veteran of the US Air Force, and now living in Colorado, he has spent a lifetime following his dreams and passion for helping others. He has been a coach, a mentor, a guest lecturer to entrepreneurs, TEDx presenter, and CEO in both the for profit and not-for-profit sectors. His first book, ASK, won the International Book Award Finalist award in the self-help category.

Learn more from Michael at www.MichaelJenet.com

Episode 33 – 3 Steps for Manifesting Anything you Want

Episode 33 – Kelly Robbins shares with us the three keys to manifesting anything you want. Sounds simple right? Whether it’s more money, a different job or feeling differently (such as happy vs mad all the time), we ALL have the innate ability to manifest. The simple truth is no one teaches us how to manifest what we want with intention and so we struggle. Actually, what no one tells us is that we are ALWAYS manifesting – even when it’s what we don’t want. Which is crazy!

All the things in your life that you have and you don’t want you are actually manifesting. You are just unconsciously manifesting it rather than manifesting with intention. In this week’s show Kelly also shares four of the biggest mistakes people make when it comes to manifesting and in embracing personal development in general. Breaking through the ‘self-help shelf’ syndrome where many of us get stuck as well as how to recognize if you are stuck and breaking through it.

Finally Kelly shares how asking the question ‘What is needed for me to make a shift today’ can be the biggest manifesting breakthrough of all.

Show Notes:

2:00 – Precautions before you begin the manifesting process
3:31 – Beware the self-help shelf syndrome
7:00 – What do you really want to manifest anyway?
9:00 – Inspired = In-Spirit means you’ve got this!
12:35 – The secret key to KNOWING that opportunity is around you
15:30 – The role rituals can play in manifesting
19:33 – You can’t meditate your way to success. When to start moving in order to manifest.

paintminesAbout Kelly Robbins
Founder of the Fresh Tracks podcast and Kelly Robbins Coaching, Kelly Robbins helps people create their life their way through their business. Kelly believes that we each have a purpose and that purpose is unique to each of us. Getting clear on who you are, your talents and how you best help people allows you to create a business – in fact a lifestyle – by design. You succeed at this not by copying others, but by following your intuition and carving your own unique path in this world. This individuality is what attracts others to you. This is how you create your own happiness.

Kelly is a marketing coach, writer and seeker of truth that helps guide folks on their journey to self-empowerment, creating work and life as a fun adventure, and knowing how to lead the right clients to your door consistently. Known for her directness and truth-telling, you can visit www.KellyRobbins.net to learn more about the role marketing and personal development play in starting and growing a business and designing a life of your choosing.

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Episode 31 – It Takes a Little Crazy to Make a Difference

Episode 31 — Dafna Michaelson Jenet speaks with us about the importance of community, the value of being yourself in this world, and the relevance of focusing on solutions vs. problems. Dafna shares what she learned in her journey to visit 50 states in 52 weeks and how she, as a single mom, battled her own inner critic and the aggression of strangers and the loss of close friends while pursuing her dreams.

Dafna interviewed over 500 people across the US and discovered first hand why it really does take a little crazy to make a difference! Making decisions, looking at problems, and creating community requires us to do something outside of the norm – often in spite of what others say. Ready to step into your own business or take yours to the next level? Learn how to grow by understanding ‘What’s in it for me’ and taking it to ‘What’s in it for we’. Finally, Dafna shares the important role Jerry Springer (yes, you read that right) played in her life from a young age.

Show Notes:
1:30 – It takes a little crazy to make a difference
4:32 – 50 states in 52 days journey
6:05 – Don’t complain about a problem unless working on a solution
7:45 – Doing something out of the norm to make change in this world
10:20 – Unexpected aggressive backlash and how she handled it and why losing friends along the way happens
15:09 – Creating a healthy community as an entrepreneur at home. Finding, identifying and creating your community
18:45 – How do you want people to talk about you?
20:20 – What’s in it for me and What’s in it for we. Turning what’s in it for me into a business
25:15 – The surprising role Jerry Springer played in Dafna’s life

About Dafna Michaelson Jenet

2-2Founder and Journeywoman behind the 50 in 52 Journey in which she traveled to all 50 United States and Washington D.C within the 52 weeks of one year to find, highlight, and elevate ordinary people doing extraordinary things, solving problems and building community.

As an Author, Speaker, TEDx speaker and TEDxCrestmoorpark Curator, Dafna continues the work she began with the 50in52 Journey to inspire others to action. She does not simply speak to her audiences, she elevates, empowers, and engages them through storytelling, motivational recounting of her nationwide journey, and inspires them to action so that they too can be empowered to make changes in their communities, their workplaces, their families, and their lives.

Dafna has been interviewed by the late Maya Angelou and has been featured by CBS Sunday Morning, the Denver Post, NPR and CNN.com.  Her book “It takes a little crazy to make a difference” won the 2015 International Book Award in the Social Change category. She has traveled around the world to empower people of all ages into action.

www.JourneyInstitute.org

Episode 25 – The Path of Least Resistance

Episode 25 – International best-selling author Robert Fritz joins us and discusses creating and the creative process itself. Robert delves into best practices for using the creative process in your life and business. What’s more important? To focus the mind or free the mind (which is more popular in psychology today). Robert also gives us tips on how to get started creating as adults and why it’s important for you as the creator to stay separate from your creation. Even when your creation is a business! A common mistake many people make is letting their creation become a part of their identity.

The degree to which you make your business personal is the degree to which you can’t make mistakes. It’s harder for you to have critical judgement when you are taking your results personally. It’s not about you it’s about the thing you want to create. Finally, Robert shares the two common patterns most of us engage in when creating change which one leads to success.

Show Notes
2:10 – The difference between problem solving and creating
5:10 – The best way to use the creative process in your life and your business
6:30 – Myth buster: Why children are NOT as creative as adults
9:25 – Separating yourself from your creation, including it’s success or failure
12:45 – Treating your new business like a laboratory…
17:38 – The two common patterns in creating change and which one leads to success
22:13 – Is reality an acquired taste?
24:43 – How to create your life when it seems like the circumstances can’t support it

About Robert Fritz

robertfritzRobert has created two separate careers, one as a consultant and the other one as a composer and filmmaker. Robert has consulted with the US Department of Defense on issues of terrorism, and has also introduced his work to the US Air Force and Department of Transportation. The Managerial Moment of Truth, co-authored by Fritz, was chosen as one of BusinessWeek’s best books of 2006, and Harvard Business Review placed it on their executive reading list.

Robert is the founder of DMA® and Technologies for Creating® and co-founded Innovation Associates, a company dedicated to helping people build organizations using principles of the creative process.

His first book, The Path of Least Resistance, became an international bestseller. A true classic, it details how a person can use the creative process and the knowledge of structure to create their life according to their highest aspirations and deepest goals.
Robert began to see that the very same process that creators use to create music, painting, sculpture, dance, drama, film, poetry and literature could be applied to the way people live their daily lives, that it is possible to approach the life building process in exactly the same way – as if it were a work of art.

www.robertfritz.com
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