021: 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. (more…)

020: 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. (more…)

019: 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: (more…)

018: 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. (more…)

017: 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. (more…)