Do People Really Change?

By: | Posted in: Podcast Episodes | Friday, Mar 20, 2015 - 1:01am

I’m fascinated by change – if you listen regularly to this podcast you may have noticed that.

Change has been the focus of my professional life.

When I started as a psychotherapist, I helped people overcome problems in ways that changed how they lived their lives.

Afterwards, as a life coach, I focused on supporting people to reach their goals and potential. This also implies change.

Now, as a business coach, I assist service professionals to change their mindsets to become more impactful change-makers.

Yet, once in a while, I have friends who ask “Do people really change?”

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Learning and Change

By: | Posted in: Podcast Episodes | Thursday, Mar 12, 2015 - 12:45am

The topic of this episode is Learning and Change  – and how can we learn from our relapses, and missteps.

First of all, I want to correct a mistake I did in Episode 23: Understanding Change – and Why Is So Difficult to Change, where I spoke about a specific model to explain change that was developed by a team of psychologists in the 1990s: Prochaska, Norcross, and Diclemente.

I said that according to this model, if someone wants to change a habit or behavior, they will go through a 5-Stage Process.

My mistake was to describe this system with only 5 stages, when the authors speak of 6 stages.

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Stop Changing – Start Shifting (with Whitney Hutten)

By: | Posted in: Podcast Episodes | Thursday, Mar 5, 2015 - 11:42pm

Last episode I spoke about why it’s so difficult to change, and I knew then that I had to bring Whitney Hutten to this podcast.

Whitney believes that to stop changing and start shifting, is the best strategy to make what you want happen.

Her mission is to help professionals to get 10 to 15 hours back every week, so they can focus on their health, relationships, and personal life – without feeling stressed, overwhelmed, or guilty.

During this interview, you'll shift your mindset about change.

You will learn:

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Understanding Change – and Why Is It So Difficult to Change

By: | Posted in: Podcast Episodes | Friday, Feb 27, 2015 - 12:15am

A quarter of 2015 has already past.

I’m wondering if this year you did any New Year's Resolutions that implied a big change in your life.

The reality is that for most people, even if they honestly intended to change some important aspect of their lives – from exercising more, losing weight, and so forth – probably, by now, they have gone back to their old habits.

If what you want to change is really important to you, please don’t give up or wait until next year to try again.

Start to understand:

Why It's So Difficult To Change

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Getting a NO can be your best goal (with Andrea Waltz)

By: | Posted in: Podcast Episodes | Thursday, Feb 19, 2015 - 10:24pm

In this episode, I interviewed Andrea Waltz about the book she co-authored with Richard Fenton:

Go for NO! YES is the destination NO is how you get there

I spoke about this book in Episode 3 – Failure and The Way to Success.

I was thrilled with this opportunity to speak with Andrea about some of the key concepts behind her book.

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The Four Agreements – Always Do Your Best

By: | Posted in: Podcast Episodes | Thursday, Feb 12, 2015 - 10:10pm

This is the last episode around the book:

The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz

To summarize, The Four Agreements are:

First Agreement: Be impeccable with your word

Second Agreement: Don't take anything personally

Third Agreement: Don't make assumptions

Fourth Agreement: Always do your best

Today, I’m going to focus on the last agreement: Always do your best.

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The Four Agreements – The Assumptions We Make

By: | Posted in: Podcast Episodes | Thursday, Feb 5, 2015 - 11:47pm

On the last episode, I spoke about “Don't take anything personally” – the second agreement from the book:

The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz.

In this episode, I focus on the Third Agreement – Don't make assumptions.

Don Miguel Ruiz summarizes this agreement as:

  1. Find the courage to ask questions and to express what you really want
  2. Communicate with others as clearly as you can to avoid misunderstandings, sadness, and drama

Don't Make Assumptions

Easier said than done.

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The Four Agreements – It’s Not About You

By: | Posted in: Podcast Episodes | Thursday, Jan 29, 2015 - 10:00pm

On the last episode, I focused on the the first agreement from the book:

The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz.

I spoke about “Be impeccable with your word” and reflected on the Power of Words.

I even shared some insights from recent psychological research that can help us take this concept to next level, and avoid “The Inverse Power of Praise

Today, I want to focus on the Second Agreement – Don't take anything personally.

Ruiz summarizes this agreement as:

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The Four Agreements – Words Are Powerful

By: | Posted in: Podcast Episodes | Thursday, Jan 22, 2015 - 8:37am

On the last episode I spoke about the book:

The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz.

I explored what Ruiz calls Self-Limiting Beliefs.

I call them Mindset Blind-Spots because we are not aware that we hold them, and yet we filter our experiences through them.

I even started a 7-day Awareness Challenge for myself. Just to become aware of some of my self-limiting beliefs, and to try to articulate them. The reality is that we all have many of these Mindset Blind-Spots.

Don Miguel Ruiz suggests to replace these Self-Limiting Beliefs by The Four Agreements:

1. Be impeccable with your word

2. Don't take anything personally

3. Don't make assumptions

4. Always do your best

Today, I want to focus on the first agreement “Be impeccable with your word,” and reflect on the power of words.

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The Four Agreements and Mindset Blind-Spots

By: | Posted in: Podcast Episodes | Thursday, Jan 15, 2015 - 11:35pm

At the beginning of the year, I like to re-read books that impacted me in the past.

This year, I decided to read again The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz.

It’s a beautifully written short book that calls our attention to the many self-limiting beliefs we hold in our lives.

The author, Don Miguel Ruiz, calls these beliefs agreements.

I like to call them Mindset Blind-Spots, because we are not aware that we hold them, yet we filter our experiences through them.

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