Our Great Debate – S01 E19

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Was it painful to watch the presidential debate? These are the individuals who represent all of us. Our great debate isn’t about winning political battles, it is how we are going to treat each other. For anything to change we have to take responsibility for changing ourselves first.

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Getting Started – S01 E15

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Newton’s First Law of Motion isn’t just for physics! It applies to all aspects of our life. Sometimes the hardest part of doing something different is getting started!

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Liminal Space – S01 E14

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The internal experience of the space between our old way of doing things and the yet-to-be-created new way of living is called Liminal Space.

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Stages of Change – S01 E13

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Change is not an instantaneous process. It happens in stages. Knowing which stage you are in may help in creating your next personal or professional change.

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Resisting Our Herd Mentality – S01 E12

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We have two competing systems built into us. One that follows the herd mentality of “run!”. The other that asks us to pause and make informed decisions. Which system we use creates a dramatically different outcome on a daily basis.

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Self-Observation – S01 E11

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The first step toward making changes is to create a practice of self-observation. To be able to step back outside of ourselves and observe in a non-judgmental way creates new opportunities for growth and development.

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Waiting On The World To Change – S01 E10

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It turns out John Mayer was wrong. Waiting on the world to change isn’t the solution. The world needs you to step up and help create something new. Now is the time.

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Waiting On The World To Change – Rhoads Life Coaching

In 2006 John Mayer won a grammy for his song, “Waiting On The World To Change.” In the popular lyrics he sang about being able to see the problems of the world and not having leadership to follow. His message and belief was he did not have the power or means to change the world, so he would keep waiting for the world to change itself.

I have always had a problem with his sentiment and belief. It is the waiting passively that I disagree with. I understand the feeling of powerlessness and being overwhelmed with the number of injustices in the world. But as the last 14 years have demonstrated, the world is not going to change for you. You have to be the spark that creates the change.

Now, much more than ever, the world needs something different to happen. Each of us is responsible for becoming the agent for those changes. If you see inequality or injustice in the world, now is the time to find your role in activating yourself and others in making those changes. Ironically, the simplest place to start is by changing our own internal world. If I become less negative. If I develop and grow, I am by default changing the world around me.

You have been given talents and strengths. You have a purpose. That purpose is NOT to sit by and wait for things to get better. Your purpose is to participate in making the world a better place. What is your version of that? How will you begin? Who will go with you?

Siting passively waiting for the world to change is a trap. It is time to do something different. The time is now. – www.rhoadscoaching.com

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Rubber Bands & Change

When it comes to change, we have a lot in common with rubber bands. Change can be difficult and uncomfortable. Too little and we do not grow or adapt, not living up to our potential or purpose. Too much change, especially too quickly, and we can break. Just like rubber bands, we are not meant to sit in our current state. We are intended to stretch and develop. So how to go about stretching into something new without snapping back? A shift in perception can add intention to how we approach growth and development. What do you need to do to continue to grow and develop at a rate that is both challenging and sustainable? – www.rhoadscoaching.com