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The Primal Potential Podcast is about transformation, not information. So many of us KNOW what we need to do to achieve our goals but we aren't DOING it. There's a continuous gap between our INTENTIONS and our ACTIONS. Primal Potential is a TOOL to help you create massive change in your life and ENJOY the journey!
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Apr 27, 2019

It's another listener Q&A episode and today Sarah and I are diving into your personal power and practical strategies to help you step into it!

For each of the questions we're covering in today's episode, we return to your personal power - your ever present ability to create improvement and make change!

Questions covered in today's episode include:

  • I'm looking for an accurate answer as to whether or not I can consistently get results with bulletproof coffee for breakfast, meat & veggies for dinner and carb refeed every 5th day.
  • How can I get comfortable with my changing body?
  • I go off the rails when I'm on vacation. Have you done episodes on vacation or travel? Do you have any go-to snacks for travel?
  • How do I consistently make myself a priority?
  • How do I stay focused?
  • How can I channel the success of getting out of debt to win with weight loss?

Today's episode is brought to you by Fabletics! Shop today and get two incredible pairs of leggings for just $24! Make sure you register through fabletics.com/primalpotential to take advantage of that killer deal! You can check out my faves from Fabletics here.

EB's Resources:

Join me for the 1 Week Spring Cleaning Mindset e-series! 

Chasing Cupcakes

Join the Primal Potential Facebook group

Hop on the wait list for the Summer 2019 12 Weeks to Transformation

Travel episodes include: 

Episode 461

Episode 462

Apr 25, 2019

Building emotional resilience is one of the most powerful steps toward happiness, confidence, peace of mind and consistency but it certainly requires intentionality and practice.

In today's episode we're talking about how to go about creating this barrier to emotional volatility and how to enforce personal boundaries while practicing emotional resilience.

https://primalpotential.com/593/

Emotional Resilience Questions

Was insult intended?

Do I know for sure?

What assumptions have I made?

Am I focused on the problem or the solution?

Am I judging someone?

Am I placing my standards and values on someone else?

What is the difference between what actually happened (the facts) and what I added to the story (assumptions/intent/feelings)?

What have I added to the facts?

What else could this mean?

Have I added insult where none was intended?

What if I decided to not take this so seriously?

What's my role in this?

EB's Resources:

Join me for the 1 Week Spring Cleaning Mindset e-series! 

Chasing Cupcakes

Join the Primal Potential Facebook group

Hop on the wait list for the Summer 2019 12 Weeks to Transformation

Apr 22, 2019

What are your core values? Do you show up with honesty & kindness for others but not for yourself?

Do you feel like you're a great leader in you work or for your family but you aren't leading yourself?

Today I'm talking with leadership expert Kareen Walsh about how to become a more effective leader of yourself and you won't want to miss it!

One of my favorite parts of the conversation is when Kareen reminds us all to give ourselves permission to show up as the version of ourselves we want to be TODAY.

She talks us through what we can do when we know our core values, or we know what we want them to be, but we aren't making choices accordingly.

https://primalpotential.com/592/

Connect with Kareen

Kareen's 8-Week Business Masterclass

Lead with Value

Follow Kareen on Instagram

EB's Resources:

Join me for the 1 Week Spring Cleaning Mindset e-series! 

Chasing Cupcakes

Join the Primal Potential Facebook group

Hop on the wait list for the Summer 2019 12 Weeks to Transformation

Apr 20, 2019

You know Vogue's 73 questions? I'm answering them today! I actually don't think I answered all 73 but we got most of them plus a bunch of your great ones!

The 73 questions include:

  • What did you do for the first 30 minutes of your day?
  • What's a typical lazy day?
  • What was the last emoji you used?
  • What's it like living on Cape Cod?
  • If it wasn't Cape Cod, where would it be?
  • Who's career do you admire & respect the most?
  • What's the most overused phrase right now?
  • What drives you the most crazy right now?

Listen to today's episode for the rest! Plus, my answer to listener questions including:

I lack long-term motivation. I am confused why some days I want progression and other days I don't care. Is my WHY too weak?

How do I stop mindlessly eating?

How can we motivate those we love to lose weight and get healthy?

Resources:

Get on board for the free e-series about mental & emotional spring cleaning! It kicks off Monday May 6th!

The wait list is now open for the Summer 2019 12 Weeks to Transformation!

Join the Primal Potential Facebook group!

Change Maker Part 1: Awareness

You can submit questions and topics for the show here.

Follow Elizabeth on Instagram!

Apr 18, 2019

Are you keeping yourself from big wins in the areas of your goals because you settle for little wins? Are you taking the perspective of "good enough" or "better than before"? You might be holding yourself back in a big way!

I started thinking about this as my Winter 12 WT clients went through their good/better/best challenge and then just a few days later I heard Chris Harder talking about not letting easy money keep you from big money.

In today's motivational minisode, we're diving into an honest look at how we hold ourselves back and what we can do to break free from the confines of our comfort zone and small wins.

Resources:

Hop on the wait list for the Summer 2019 12 Weeks to Transformation

Get your copy of Chasing Cupcakes

Join the Primal Potential Facebook group

Connect with Elizabeth on Instagram

Apr 15, 2019

Mental wellness drives physical wellness. Without a strong mental game, it's just a house of cards. You don't want to miss today's episode! I'm interviewing one of the most positive, enthusiastic women I know: Brooke Thomas.

When I asked her what she's most passionate about sharing, she told me her incredible story that led her to the realization that mental wellness trumps physical wellness.

We dive into strategies for when you feel stuck or burdened by the life you designed. It's a powerful conversation about creating the life you want, slowing down to speed up and not settling for less than what you're capable of.

https://primalpotential.com/589/

Connect with Brooke: 

Follow Brooke on Instagram

Connect with Brooke on Facebook

Learn more about her Live Out Loud programs

Work with Elizabeth

Hop on the Wait List for the Summer 2019 12 Weeks to Transformation

Follow Elizabeth on Instagram

 

Apr 13, 2019

What is carb sensitivity? How do you know if you're carb sensitive? In today's episode, we're answering listener questions about carbs, sugar addiction, the best foods when you're on a budget and much more!

Questions tackled in today's episode include:

  • How can you tell the difference between being sluggish from something you ate and not getting quality sleep. I'm struggling with knowing if I'm getting enough/quality sleep.
  • I've listened to your episode on Identity Journaling but after I answer the questions,I'm not sure where to go with it. What do I do with my answers to the questions?
  • If I take your advice and ask myself, "What is possible?", what do I do with the answer?
  • What I struggle with most, I identify as "sugar addiction". I know that I would be healthier if I never ate refined sugar, but it's a mind game where I feel deprived instead of feeling elated that I'm choosing to do good things for myself. I just don't know how to get out of my own head.

  • I have no willpower. I listen to your podcasts and although they are so good, nothing is helping me. I lose 2-3lbs and then go on a blitz of eating poorly. At 58years old, I don’t think anything will help me.

  • How can you tell if you are sensitive to carbs or not?

  • What are the best nutritious foods available for a person currently living pay check to paycheck?

Resources for Carb Sensitivity

Wired to Eat by Robb Wolf

Primal Potential Episode 316 on Wired to Eat

Carb Sensitivity Program by Dr. Natasha Turner

Primal Potential Q&A 2: What's Your Carb Tolerance

Get on the Wait List for the Summer 2019 12 Weeks to Transformation

Resources for Eating on a Budget

Thrive Market

21 Day Sugar Detox Salmon Cake Recipe

Episode 066: Eating Healthy on a Budget

Episode 116: 5 Meals Under $1.99

Join the Primal Potential Facebook group!

Follow Elizabeth on Instagram

https://primalpotential.com/588/

 

Apr 11, 2019

You aren't too busy to take care of yourself or to prioritize your health.

Sure, you might be able to tell yourself and others that's the reason you aren't making progress or doing the work, but it doesn't make it true. It's just a convenient story - a permission slip you write yourself for being inconsistent.

The reality is - taking great care of yourself increases your bandwidth, it doesn't decrease it. It gives you more energy, more focus, more determination, clarity and efficiency.

I love the Zen saying about meditation. "If you don't have time to meditate for an hour each day, meditate for two hours." If you think you're too busy, you need to adjust both your schedule and your perspective!

There are so many other elements to this permissive lie and we're exploring them all on today's episode!

https://primalpotential.com/587/

A Few Tips If You're "Busy"

  • Stop using "busy"
  • Ask yourself if you're creating a life you love or just keeping yourself busy
  • Are you getting the results you want?
  • Create more space
    • Talk more slowly
    • Think more slowly
    • Move more slowly
    • Meditate
    • Eliminate obligations that you aren't passionate about

Resources

Join the Primal Potential Facebook group! 

Watch the 4-Part Change Maker Series

Part 1: Awareness

Part 2: Alignment

Part 3: Advancement

Part 4: Adjustment

Follow me on Instagram

Apr 8, 2019

Get ready to expand your perspective about personal growth! Get ready to get excited about it and more enthusiastic in your pursuit of it!

Today, we have Tara Romano on the show! Tara and I met a few months ago and when I saw her Instagram post where she said that personal growth is her drug of choice, I just had to have her on the show.

Personal growth is a gift, not a burden. It's something you do FOR yourself, not TO yourself. It's not a sacrifice.

In today's episode, we dive into both personal growth, the gift of it and overcoming insecurity and comparison.

Some of Tara's personal affirmations include:

  • Interupt the pattern
  • It's not that serious
  • Stop making up so many stories
  • I'm a perfect work in progress
  • I'm a magnet for all I desire
  • My life is perfect as it is and I'm capable of making any changes as I desire
  • All I need is always taken care of. I am safe.

Resources:

Learn about Tara and her fitness empire, Tone & Tease

Follow Tara on Instagram

Mark Nepo's The Book of Awakening

"The glassblower knows, while in the heat of beginning, any shape is possible. Once hardened, the only way to change is to break."

Join the Primal Potential Facebook group! 

Are you on the wait list for ASCEND?! More details coming soon!

Apr 6, 2019

Need to get yourself to follow through on the promises you make to yourself? I've gotcha! Today's episode will give you the mindset & strategy for success!

https://primalpotential.com/585/

Questions Answered in Today's Episode

  1. Why do I keep holding myself back?
  2. How to stay focused on the process today and not go down the rabbit hole of worrying about the future or how long change will take?
  3. Who's your favorite band?
  4. I am quite OCD, so why is it I have trouble following through with my goals?
  5. My inconsistency is driving my frustrations. What is the key to overcoming this?
  6. What should I do when I feel mentally blocked?
  7. I need to take action. What can I do to get out of "learning mode"?
  8. When does the next 12 Weeks to Transformation start and how much of a daily commitment does it take?

Get your copy of Chasing Cupcakes!

Got a question or topic for the podcast? Send it to us here!

Join the Primal Potential Facebook group!

Apr 5, 2019

Fear of failure and fear of missing out (FOMO) reflect incomplete truths - emotional corners of the truth - and we can overcome them! I've been having a lot of conversations with clients about fear and today we're breaking it down so we can set ourselves free!

https://primalpotential.com/584/

Questions from Today's Episode:

  • What's possible?
  • What stories do you tell yourself (or excuses do you sell yourself) that talk you out of your potential?
  • What else is true?

Fear is a liar because you are in control! You create your results! Fear of failure is a liar because you have the power of choice! You don't have to fear failure because you control it with your own actions! The fear is a distraction!

Instead of submitting to the fear, challenge it with those questions. Instead of limiting yourself to the boundaries of your fears, choose to press on in spite of any fears.

"The fears you don't face become your limits." ~ Robin Sharma

Primal Potential Episode 577: Money Mindset

Join the free Primal Potential FB group!

Apr 4, 2019

Being in a funk sucks but you don't have to submit to your bad mood! In fact, getting yourself out of a funk is a skill you must build if you want to be consistent. Today's episode has the strategy for you! You are not a victim of your bad mood but being in a funk can threaten your progress UNLESS you know how to pull yourself out.

You are in control of your own funk-extraction!

This is actually one of the weekly challenges from the Winter 2019 12 Weeks to Transformation spring group and I'm excited to share it with you!

https://primalpotential.com/583/

Questions from Today's Episode:

  • How can you help yourself today?
  • What are you able and willing to do today to help yourself?
  • What do you want more of?
  • What do you want less of?
  • What's hard?
  • What's in the way?
  • What are you focused on when things feel hard?
  • What's in your power to change?

Don't settle for the funk. Don't allow it. Recover the person you were intended to be!

Register for the Spring 12 Weeks to Transformation! 

Primal Potential Episode 553: Chaos without Crisis

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Apr 3, 2019

The barriers to adjustment are defensiveness and avoidance. To create change, you have set those aside and get clear on what you want & if it's working. Today is part 4 of our 4-part change maker series where we're exploring the 4 pillars of creating change:

Awareness

Alignment

Advancement

Adjustment

https://primalpotential.com/582/

The Path to Effective Adjustment:

Clarity + Consistent Assessment

Clarity: What do you want? What is the outcome you're seeking? What is the result you want to get or the change you want to create?

Consistent Assessement: How will you know it's working? What factors drive results? When & how will you monitor your progress without defensiveness?

Register for the Spring 12 Weeks to Transformation! 

Apr 2, 2019

We are working our way through the 4 pillars for creating lasting change and today we're diving into the third: advancement.

Are you advancing your position? What action can you take now and next to move in the direction you want?

https://primalpotential.com/581/

Since these 4 pillars of being a change maker build on eachother, make sure you've listened to the first 4 parts!

Creating Advancement:

  • What can you do now or next to advance your position?
  • What's your next best choice?
  • What am I able and willing to do today to make progress?

Change Maker Part 1: Awareness

Change Maker Part 2: Alignment

Resources:

Register for the Spring 12 Weeks to Transformation - registration closes Friday and we kickoff Sunday April 7th! 

Join the free Primal Potential FB group!

Apr 1, 2019

Do positive affirmations really work or are they just wishful thinking? Simple answer: it depends on you.

Yesterday, we kicked off this Change Maker series on the podcast with Part 1 on awareness. Today, we're tackling the second pillar of change: alignment.

Alignment is about making sure that your intentions (what you want) and your attention (what you're focused on) are in sync. When they aren't in sync, you will experience excuses & inconsistency.

While there are many tools we use within the 12 Weeks to Transformation to create alignment, one of the simplest and most effective (when done right) include positive affirmations. In fact, I just did an episode about how affirmations related to money have been changing the game for me lately.

https://primalpotential.com/580/

Here are a couple of my favorite affirmations and you can hear more in episode 577.

Fear is a liar because I am in control.

I create the results I want.

Resources:

Join the Spring 2019 12 Weeks to Transformation

Change Maker Part 1: Awareness

Learn more about affirmations and limiting beliefs by listening to episode 577 and episode 571.

Atomic Habits by James Clear

Learn more about the practice of Identity Journaling

Positive Affirmations for Weight Loss

 

Mar 31, 2019

You cannot and will not make sustainable change without awareness. There is no denying that the most critical cornerstone of change is increased awareness.

In today's episode we're talking about what awareness actually means, how we can increase it and what behaviors and patterns reduce it.

No matter what change you want to create in your life, this is the most critical pattern to establish!

To learn more about the 12 WT or to register for the spring session, click here

Mar 30, 2019

In today's listener Q&A episode, we're diving into popular diets like keto & OMAD (one meal a day) as well as questions about eating well on a budget, managing times of stress and much more!

If you have a question, challenge or topic suggestion, send it to us here.

Questions Addressed in Today's Episode:

  • What are your thoughts on OMAD (one meal a day)?
  • I get on these streaks of great self-care and then something happens in my life - chaos or crisis - how can I train myself to embrace this lifestyle even when things are hard?
  • Is it wrong to feel like you need outside help to change?
  • One of the excuses I always give myself is that I can't afford to eat healthy. The thing is, it feels true, not like an excuse. Do you have any tips?
  • What are your top 2-3 perspective shifts or mindset changes that have improved your life?
  • You get up very early. What time do you go to bed and how much sleep do you try to get?
  • Does the 12 WT center around weight loss or can it apply to any goal in life?
  • How do you feel about the keto diet?
  • I'm good at abstinence but as soon as I have one treat, I go off the rails. How can I get to the point where I can have one treat without blowing it?
  • When is your cookbook coming out?
  • How to I get back on track after a binge streak?

Resources:

[button link="https://primalpotential.com/transform/" type="big" color="teal" newwindow="yes"] Register for the 12 Weeks to Transformation[/button]

Change Maker Series:

Part 1 Awareness: https://primalpotential.com/awareness/

Part 2 Alignment: https://primalpotential.com/mindset-for-success/

Part 3 Advancement: https://primalpotential.com/change-maker-advancement/

Part 4 Adjustment: https://primalpotential.com/adjust-your-goals/

Join the Primal Potential FB group!

Episodes on ketogenic diets

Episode 033: Is A Ketogenic Diet Right for You?

Episode 389: Primal vs Keto

Episode 388: Keto Reset Diet with Mark Sisson

Other episodes mentioned in today's show

Episode 559: Identity Journaling

Episode 571: Limiting Beliefs

Episode 116: 5 Meals Under $1.99

Episode 066: Eating Healthy on a Budget

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Mar 28, 2019

If you think your money mindset doesn't impact EVERY area of your life, you're wrong. In today's episodes, I'm sharing how and why I had to dramatically upgrade my money mindset and how it set me free from fear, worry, anxiety and pressure.

If you are someone who stresses out, works yourself up and talks yourself into what might go wrong, you must listen to this episode!

https://primalpotential.com/577/

My Money Mindset Affirmations

Fear is a liar because I am in control.

I create the results I want.

Money comes to me from unexpected places every day.

There is nothing to fear.

I have more than enough money for all I need and desire, with more than enough for extreme generosity.

Because I serve without limit, money comes to me without limit.

Every dollar I spend comes back to me exponentially.

I create abundance. I seek abundance. I believe in abundance.

My actions create wealth.

Money is not a problem, it's a solution.

Money Mindset Resources:

Learn more about the 12 Weeks to Transformation

Think & Grow Rich

The Biology of Belief

Learn more about ALIGNMENT and creating a mindset that works for you

Watch this presentation on creating awareness

Join the Primal Potential Facebook group

Today's episode is brought to you by Fabletics. Shop through this link to take advantage of their crazy good deals and get 2 pairs of leggings for $24!

 

Mar 25, 2019

Trying to figure out how to change your life? Maybe you just want to change your habits, your motivation or your crappy attitude. I've got 4 tools for you!

If you feel overwhelmed with things you want to change, if you're not sure where to start or if you're feeling like change is hard and an uphill battle, we're going to clear that up today.What I've found to be undeniably true is that there are a VERY small handful of tools that apply to just about every problem or obstacle in our lives.

By mastering these few tools, you will make your life easier and your journey to self-improvement far more manageable and enjoyable!

https://primalpotential.com/576/

If you want to learn more about the Spring 2019 12 Weeks to Transformation, please click here

How To Change Your Habits - 4 Pillars for a Joyful Journey

These four tools will dramatically simplify your answer to the questions:

  • How do I change my habits?
  • How do I change my mindset?
  • How do I change my beliefs about myself?
  • How do I change my attitude?
  • How can I stop struggling?
  • How can I make change easier?

I've got you covered, my friend, with these 4 pillars.

Awareness

Alignment

Advancement

Adjustment

We also talk about how registration is now open for the Spring 12 Weeks to Transformation. We kick off April 7th but you can get your identity journal sent out today by registering.

However, I expressed a major caveat on today's podcast - if you aren't willing to watch the entire Q&A and truly understand the process, my coaching style and the elements of our 12 Weeks to Transformation, it's probably not for you.

Resources:

Episode 559 on Identity Journaling

Episode 571 on Limiting Beliefs

Join me tonight (and throughout this week) to learn how to apply these 4 pillars for lasting, joyful change!

Join the free Primal Potential Facebook group! 

Follow me on Instagram!

 

Mar 23, 2019

Need some tips for overcoming procrastination? How about battling that feeling over overwhelm or frustration?

It's another Q&A episode where Sarah and I dive into your questions and challenges!

Today's topics include:

  • Sustaining and amplifying motivation
  • Overcoming procrastination
  • Becoming better in any area of your life
  • Identifying negative triggers
  • Helping children develop a healthy relationship to food
  • Feeling overwhelmed by the journey ahead of you

If you have questions or topics you'd like to hear on the show, you can submit them here.

Join the free 4-night seminar on creating change! 

Mar 21, 2019

The idea of personal transformation can seem daunting - impossible, even. Fortunately, it's far simpler than you might think!

In today's episode, we're exploring the simplest, happiest, most sustainable path to personal transformation and we're doing so by way of a poem that one of my 12 Weeks to Transformation clients wrote and is allowing me to share.

https://primalpotential.com/574/

Resources:

Learn more about the 12 Weeks to Transformation

Listen to episode 559 on the power of Identity Journaling

Join the free Primal Potential FB group

Follow me on Instagram

Mar 18, 2019

Being goal oriented might not be the most effective way to achieve your goals. In fact, I don't think it is! In today's episode, we're talking about the difference between goal oriented and growth oriented and how the latter is likely a far more powerful, lasting approach to creating change.

Being growth oriented doesn't mean you don't care about your goals and it certainly doesn't mean you won't reach them. It means that you'll enjoy the journey more and you'll optimize who you are instead of merely trying to manipulate what you choose.

https://primalpotential.com/573/

Resources:

Learn more about the 12 Weeks to Transformation! 

Join me Wednesday March 20th at 8pm ET to learn more about the 12 Weeks to Transformation and find out if it's the right move for you! Register here. 

Episode 559: The Most Powerful Way to Journal

Join the Primal Potential Facebook group

Got questions for the podcast? Submit them here!

Mar 16, 2019

I am so pumped that we've added this third podcast episode each week because it allows me to do something we both appreciate: mindset coaching. Even though the questions are about weight loss, overwhelm, inconsistency or motivation, the solution is often the same: mindset.

In today's episode (and likely all subsequent Q&As) we're taking your challenges, struggles and questions and using them as mindset coaching moments.

How can you create a solution? Where are there limiting beliefs at play? In what ways are you lying to yourself or only considering one small part of the story?

If you have questions or challenges that you'd like my $0.02 on, you can submit them here.

Mindset Coaching Questions:

  • How do I stop quitting?
  • How do I stay motivated?
  • How do I overcome my "all or nothing" attitude?
  • I want to be happy with my body again. I'm overweight and pretending to be happy. Can you help?
  • If you have always failed to keep the weight off or failed to be successful at work (or really anything) and you feel like there's no point in trying, how do you get back on your feet to try again?
  • How do I become a better mother & wife and at the same time, lose weight and take great care of myself?
  • One of the things that ruins my motivation when I get going is work and other obligations. I am sure you have an episode in the podcast or have sent an email but how do I prioritize my personal health goals in the midst of work and grad school?

Resources:

Learn more about the 12 Weeks to Transformation and get on the wait list here

Register for the March 20th live information session!

Podcast episodes mentioned in this episode: 

Episode 548: 3 Strategies to Create Change

Episode 559: Identity Journaling

Episode 572: Overcoming Limiting Beliefs

Join the Primal Potential Facebook Group!

Follow me on Instagram

Mar 14, 2019

Are your limiting beliefs holding your back? Here's the reality: your life is a reflection of your beliefs and I think it's time to upgrade!

I am 100% convinced that the primary reason people are inconsistent and continue to struggle with the same change for years is that they are focused on changing their choices while neglecting to change their beliefs. For example, if you fundamentally believe and continue to make a case for the fact that you're an emotional eater, your choices will align with your belief.

Here's the reality about all beliefs, including limiting beliefs:

"Your body is a barometer of your belief system." ~ Pam Grout

Your life reflects your belief system. Your limiting beliefs will limit your choices and your ability to grow!

It's time to edit your beliefs and upgrade your identity! In today's episode we're diving into the impact that our belief system has on our choices, identifying the beliefs that hold you back and talking about how we can fundamentally change what you believe about yourself and your life.

https://primalpotential.com/571/

Resources:

Learn more about the 12 Weeks to Transformation and get on the wait list!

Join me Wednesday March 20th at 8pm to chat about your goals and how we can crush them (and enjoy the journey) during our Spring 12 Weeks to Transformation.

Join the free Primal Potential Facebook group!

Want to hear that 12 WT client testimonial from today's episode? Click here.

Episodes mentioned in today's podcast:

559 - The Most Powerful Way to Journal

548: 3 Strategies to Get Out of Your Own Way

Books mentioned in today's episode:

Atomic Habits

Think & Grow Rich

Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself

Today's episode is brought to you by Fabletics! Shop through this link and get 2 pairs of leggings for just $24!

My favorite picks from Fabletics

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Mar 11, 2019

Whether you think you're a drama queen or you're sure you're not, you MUST listen to today's podcast! Drama is draining and every single one of us has room for improvment in our creation of and response to drama. Drama takes the form of assumptions, gossip, worry, rumination over the past and so much more. In case you're still convinced that you're not a drama queen, let's take a minute to get on the same page.

Cy Wakeman defines drama as emotional waste and describes drama as mentally wasteful thought processes and unproductive behaviors that keep you from your potential.

Drama includes:

  1. Lack of ownership, accountability or committment
  2. Blaming circumstances or other people for your lack of results
  3. Arguing with circumstances that are non-negotiable
  4. Resistance to change
  5. Spreading gossip
  6. Projecting (and believing) made up stories instead of focusing on facts
  7. Defensiveness to feedback
  8. Dealing with hurt feelings

Questions for the Drama Queen:

Is this mine or someone else's?

Am I doing something productive about it?

Is this my business or someone else's business?

Am I trying to control someone else's thoughts or behaviors?

What actually happened without my story?

What do I know for sure?

What's my part in this?

What are my ideas for resolving the issue?

Am I grounded in reality?

What am I doing today to resolve this?

Other powerful ideas from "No Ego" and today's episode:

"Venting is your ego's way of avoiding self-reflection."

"Your ego is brilliant at finding insult where none is intended."

Drama is draining!

https://primalpotential.com/570/

Resources:

Join the Primal Potential Facebook group

Learn more about the 12 Weeks to Transformation

Check out No Ego by Cy Wakeman

Previous book club episodes:

Episode 137: Always Hungry

Episode 388: Keto Reset Diet

Episode 540: Younger by Dr. Sara Gottfried

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