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.
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
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.
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