Episode 51: It's Okay to Tell Yourself You Love You

Question of the Day:

On a scale of one to ten, ten being the highest, how much do you Love who you are?  If it is anything other than a ten, what could you do to raise that score.

Action of the Day:

Look in the mirror and thank yourself for who you are

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Episode 49 There is a reason why you are here

Question of the Day:

When was the last time you spent time just thinking about your life and your direction.

Action of the Day:

Write or record what your perfect day would look like.  

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Episode 48: Discovering Who You Are

Question of the Day:

What is one thing that you grew up believing that you no longer do?

Action of the Day:

List your top three values

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Episode 47: You Don't Need To Change Who You Are

Question of the Day:

When was the last time you acted in a way that went against who you are?

Action of the Day:

Go an entire week without judging yourself.

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Episode 46: Good Night Moon...oh, and you Get to Bed too!

Question of the Day:

Do you go to bed at the same time each night?  If not, why not?

Action of the Day:

Begin a nighttime activity that serves you.  One that you don't do now.

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Episode 45: Write On, Baby...Write On!

Question of the Day:

When was the last time you write more than a paragraph about anything?

Action of the Day:

Write five things you want to accomplish within the next week

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Episode 44: Tell the World. It's Listening

Question of the Day:

If you had the attention of the entire world, what is one thing you would want the people of this planet to know.

Action of the Day:

Express that thing above in any creative way you want.

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Episode 43: You Are Not Like Most People

Question of the Day:

In what ways are you unlike most of the people you know?

Action of the Day:

List three ways in which the difference above has served you

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Episode 42: Recognizing the Best Qualities of You

Question of the Day:

What is one quality about you that you are proud of?

Action of the Day:

List one thing about who you are that you are proud of

Whatever quality it is that you listed, find a way to demonstrate it to a person or people this weekend.

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Episode 41: Transitioning Your Bad Habits to Something Positive

Question of the Day:

What is your worst habit according to you.  In what ways does it serve you and disserve you.

Action of the Day:

Now that you know how your bad habit serves you, find an alternative activity that is positive to address that same need.

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Episode 40: Realizing your Power

Question of the Day:

When was the last time you told one or more persons about something you do well?

Action of the Day:

List five things you do well, and five things you don't do well.

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39: Ah, Mother Nature

Question of the Day:

Do you spend enough time outside?  When was a time that you spent a great amount of time in nature.  Describe it

Action of the Day:

Take a hike. Literally

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38: Furthering Our Talk with Susan Greenfield

Question of the Day:

When was the last time you spent more than an hour without ANY technology? 

Action of the Day:

Have Dinner with your Family, friends or by yourself, but make it together or on your own, no restaurant.

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37: Questions brought about by our Time with Eric Zimmer

Life can sure be a roller coaster as evidenced by my interview with Eric Zimmer of The One You Feed.  Today's action and question are drawn right from that episode.  Enjoy!

Question of the Day:

What was the darkest time in your life and what did you do to get through it?

Action of the Day:

Listen to 4 different types of music you wouldn't normally listen to and determine how it makes you feel.

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Episode 36: Where is your mind; in the Past or the Future

Today I talked about how to bring yourself into this moment, how to connect fully using all your senses.  While I consider it absolutely awesome advice I too have challenges not looking ahead to see "what I have to do"?

On some level its one part ignorance of the bliss it can provide and another part a lack of satisfaction with this moment.  Whatever the case, will you make an effort to live more fully in this moment? Or will you scurry about until your body is too tired to race about?  Let's talk about it.

Question of the Day:

When was the last time you spent an entire hour in the present moment? When your mind wanders from the moment where does it go? To the past or the future

Action of the Day:

At 8:00 tonight? Stop.  In your mind describe what you are seeing and feeling, either to yourself or to a loved one.

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Episode 35: Dan Millman - Six Powerful Words

My interview with Dan Millman was surreal.  In my senior year of High School I read his book The Way of the Peaceful Warrior.  It helped me feel at peace with the experiences I was having.  It made sense.  

Fast forward to today where I now am a messenger for people, and no longer is Dan Millman a mentor fully, but a peer.  The world is an amazing place.

Question of the Day:

Dan's quote to a UC Berkeley student was "Here and now, breathe and relax". Which of those four directives do you feel you struggle with the most.

Action of the Day:

Take 3 deep diaphragmatic breaths right now.

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Episode 34: The News and Your Personal Broadcast

Today I spoke with Michelle Gielen, Author of Broadcasting Happiness: igniting and Sustaining Positive Change.  Definitely go check out the episode on ZEN commuter for the full interview.  It was amazing.

In keeping with the topic of that episode and interview here are the question and action of the day.

Question of the Day:

Do you watch the news?  If so, why?  What story you last watched directly impacted your life.

Action of the Day:

Read how Michelle is making some big changes for Journalism by downloading The Journalist Manifesto. 

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Episode 33: Finding a Paying Job by Volunteering

“To ease another’s heartache is to forget one’s own.” - Abraham Lincoln

Question of the Day:

What type of volunteer activities do you enjoy doing, behind the scenes work or being at the front of the house?

Action of the Day:

Action of the Day for Working People - Find an organization that could benefit from your skills and Volunteer for them.

Action of the Day for those looking for work - Volunteer doing something that has meaning for you.  You don't know where it will lead.

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Episode 32: How to Increase Your Joy and Calm at Work

"No good work is ever done while the heart is hot and anxious and fretted." - Olive Schreiner

Question of the Day:

When you are in a group of peers who begin to "vent", what do you do?  How does it impact your  mood?  What might you do next time that situation arises

Action of the Day:

In kind appreciation of my time with Michelle Gielan here is an action she suggested.  Be the first to start a conversation with a positive script.  If you are the first to express positivity, your peers will follow that example in an effort.

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Episode 31: The Downside of Entrepreneurship

"It takes a certain type of person to become an entrepreneur.  I don't mean that to sound elitist because absolutely everyone can hone the abilities to achieve an entrepreneurial lifestyle.  Everyone can be their own boss." - Thom Walters

Question of the Day:

Do you feel you have the necessary qualities to become an entrepreneur? If not, which ones do you feel you lack and what could you do to improve that deficit?

Action of the Day:

Listen to Entrepreneur on Fire Episode 1032 With Jen McDonough.

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