Do you have any “rules for living”? Thoughts or ideas that you follow as guidelines for living? Maybe you don’t always follow them… but you intend to. You treat them like rules. They aren’t really “laws,” concepts you MUST follow, or you find yourself in trouble. (See my Immutable Laws for Living book for these.)
Rules just make life easier. They keep you moving forward, in the direction you want.
If you have some, great! See how they compare to my 10 rules.
If you don’t have rules, consider trying out my 10 rules.
Below are links to trainings on each of the 10 rules for living.
Fear is an unavoidable part of life. The question is whether fear rules your life, or is just a part of life. Your brain is built for fear — it is attempting to look for all the threats possible… and does a better-than-helpful job at that!
There is no way to be “fearless.” But you CAN have less fear. And you can decide how to act, regardless of fear (not because of fear or even in spite of fear, but regardless).
My podcast episodes on dealing with fear can help you decide how to live, regardless of fear in your life.
Here are the links to the episodes:
How much of your life is ruled by habits? 10%? 25%? 50%? 100%
Well, according to researchers, somewhere between 40 and 95% of life is attributable to habit. Lots of times, we think we are making a choice… but we are repeating our prior choice, over and over again. That would be a habit.
Our lives are ruled by habit, from the time we get up until the time we go to bed… especially when we get up and go to bed!
Which means that if we want to change our lives, we have to change our habits. Either breaking a habit or making a habit. Something has to shift for there to be a change.
Which is why I created the series on habits. You can access each of the 6 episodes below.
Sometimes, we all get stuck… stuck in situations, stuck in relationships, stuck in life. Just stuck.
And one of the critical skills of thriving is learning how to get UN-stuck. How to get yourself free from those stuck moments and situations.
I focused on getting UN-stuck in a series of podcasts, and wanted to make sure you knew about them.
Here are the links to the series:
GETTING UNSTUCK SERIES:
Some researchers have argued that there is no such thing as a midlife crisis. They say that it is not an actual event or crisis.
But just ask any therapist or life coach. You will hear a different story. We work with people in the midst of a midlife crisis (or trying to put the pieces of life back together after a crisis) on a regular basis.
The problem is the research assumptions. Yes, everyone goes through adolescence. And there are clear indications of this life stage.
But not everyone has a midlife crisis. And the indications can vary from person to person.
If you are here, you probably aren’t doubting the reality of a midlife crisis. You are probably trying to understand it or figure out what to do about it (or the damage from it).
I put together a series on midlife crises. You can find the links to each episode in the series below.
MID LIFE TRANSITION SERIES: