Suffering from PPM Syndrome? Why it is Dangerous to You!

Is Poor Pitiful Me Syndrome holding you back?PPM Syndrome is rampant in our society!  Do you suffer from it?  Do those around you suffer from it?

Chances are good that you are infected, and so are those around you.  PPM Syndrome is not regularly diagnosed, but can keep you stuck.  This one thing can keep you from thriving.

The first step is in determining whether you suffer from this syndrome.  The second step is learning about the antidote.

And the antidote is simple enough — but only if you know whether you have the syndrome or not.

PPM Syndrome infects many of us.  Some learn to move beyond it.  Others live with it, unnecessarily, for a lifetime.

Learn how to diagnose and treat this disorder!

Built For Impact: #28 Thriveology Podcast

You are designed for impact.Do you wonder why you are here?  Are you wondering what purpose you have in the world?

You have something unique to offer to the world.  It is something only YOU can do to impact the world.

Life satisfaction comes from being a person of impact.  Change in your own life and in the life of those around you only comes from being a person of impact.

As humans, we are designed for impact.  We are designed to create an impact in our own life, the lives of those around us, and in the lives of others.

What?  You don’t think you are impacting the world?  You don’t think you have anything to offer?  Let me prove you wrong!

In this week’s Thriveology Podcast, I tell you several reasons why you may not be making an impact.  But more importantly, I give you several ways of becoming a person of impact.

Let me know what you think in the comments area below!

Life, Liberty, and “Having Fun”: #27 Thriveology Podcast

Meaning of pursuit of happiness.We seem to be in “pursuit of happiness,” just like the founding fathers of the United States promised!

Or did they???

July 4th, Independence Day in the United States, often ends up being one more excuse to party and have a good time.  No problem there. . . unless that becomes our only real pursuit.

I was chatting with someone last week and asked, “what are you doing this weekend?”  His answer, “Pursuing happiness.”  Then, he reminded me this was a promise in the Declaration of Independence.

I just wonder, was Thomas Jefferson really putting together the idea of Life, of Liberty, and of “Having Fun” as the three guarantees of being human, protected by government?

Or have we just made the meaning too easy, too cheap, too hedonistic.  Sure, there is a place for a good time, but it is likely not important enough to be protected by the founding of a country.

So, what is the real meaning of “pursuit of happiness?”  I examine this in the latest Thriveology Podcast.  And I discuss how the pursuit of happiness, as originally intended, can help you thrive.

Join me as we find better ways to thrive!

Dealing with Roadblocks and Life Knocks: #26 Thriveology Podcast

life roadblocks and how to copeYou can guarantee life will hand you lumps.  You can guarantee there will be roadblocks and tough times.

How will you respond?  Will you believe “this just isn’t meant to be?”  Or will you believe something else is possible?

In this week’s podcast, I share some of my own life struggles and talk about how we can cope better with roadblocks and tough times.

Let’s learn how to thrive better together, and discuss some strategies for dealing with those life challenges.  You CAN face life, even when life seems unfair and challenging.

In fact, a thriving mindset equips you to thrive EVEN BETTER BECAUSE OF the life struggles, not in spite of.

Release From Resentment: #25 Thrive Nation Podcast

In the last podcast, we took a look at regretFreeYourselfFromResentment.  Regret ties you to the past.  And so does resentment.  Resentment keeps us tied to past events and hurts, keeping us from living in the present.

More than that, resentment keeps us tied to pain and anger.  It causes us to keep our distance, protect ourselves, and close ourselves off.  Resentment ends up being a cage.

But you don’t have to be caged by resentment.  you can free yourself and let go of your resentment.

You are designed to be free of resentment.  It is a natural process, once you get out of your own way.  Learn why resentment sticks around and how to release it in this week’s podcast.

A Life of Regret or A Life Reset?: #24 Thriveology Podcast

A life of regret or a life reset.Regret.  It keeps us locked in the past.  Yet we all struggle to let it go.  Why?

If I had a friend that told me what I tell myself about my past short-fallings, mistakes, and missed opportunities, I would send them away.  I would never speak to them again.

So why do we listen to that voice that keeps reminding us of the past?  Why do we stay trapped by what has happened and can’t be changed?

Or perhaps more importantly, what can we do to make a shift?  How can we go from a life of regret to a life reset?

In this podcast, I explore 5 steps to leave regret behind and make a life reset.

Join me, won’t you?

The Problem Is Enough: #23 Thriveology Podcast

How to thrive in any situation.Problems.  We all have them.

Difficulties.  They come with living.

Tragedies.  It is a part of life.

This past couple of weeks, my wife has been in the hospital.  She was quite sick and feeling quite bad.  This event gave me a little “thought exercise.”  I realized that there were two things going on.  First, my wife was sick.  That was bad enough.  Next was my thinking about that.  I kept playing out scenarios.  It took a little time, but I managed to remind myself that thriving is about taking life as it comes.

Thriving does not happen when we get lost in our catastrophizing thinking.  It comes when we accept what has happened, and then decide what to do from there.

In this week’s podcast, I take a look at the fact that the problem is not the problem.  How we think about the problem IS the problem.

Are We Allergic To Struggle?: #22 Thriveology Podcast

Are we allergic to struggle?  Or do we just misunderstand what struggle means?

Do you find yourself avoiding or embracing struggle?

Perhaps a shift in mindset will give you a shift in life.  Living a life of impact cannot happen — thriving cannot happen — when we avoid struggles.

Instead of embracing struggle, discover how to embrace a challenge in this week’s podcast.

Points of Impact: #21 Thriveology Podcast

What is YOUR point of impact?When we think of how we can impact on the world, it can be overwhelming.  Yet, the world needs you and me to step up and make an impact.  You and I need to make an impact.

Where do you start?

There are 5 levels in your life where you can make an impact.  And there are 4 steps to making that impact.

You can pick any or all of these levels.  And you can bring your impact resources into any of these areas.

Let me tell you about the 5 levels, the 4 steps, and the 7 resources you can identify as you bring even MORE impact into the world.

After all, we are designed for impact!

Your Uncomfortable “Comfort Zone”: #20 Thriveology Podcast

Our uncomfortable comfort zone.Last week, we began a new series on making an impact in the world.  I revealed my belief that we are built to make an impact.  I firmly believe that we are designed to make an impact.  And yet, we often stay stuck, not making the kind of impact for which we are capable.

In this week’s show, we look at the 7 biggest excuses we use to NOT make an impact.  All are based in our attempts to stay in our “comfort zone.”  Yet, a comfort zone can be very uncomfortable.  It is just the world we know.  It can be uncomfortable, but feels safe.

Yet our truest self, our most centered part of our existence, our Spirit, calls us to a higher place.  We can avoid that voice in many ways.  But it keeps on calling us.  It keeps on trying to pull us forward.  We may pull back.  But there is another option.

Where will YOU make an impact?