Categories
Podcasts

Failure Means You’re On the Right Path with April Seifert, Ph.D.

Powered by RedCircle


This week’s episode addresses the importance of goal setting, stretching yourself, and the benefits of failure.

Effective goal-setting processes include a few different elements. Our goals need to be well-defined goals with clear standards for fulfillment. Goal-setting theory is also clear that we can set big goals for ourselves but we must ensure they are achievable goals. If your desire was to lose weight, for example, it might make sense to have short-term, and long-term goal to keep pace without losing sight of the end game.

But we all fail from time to time. The key is to not only learn from the failure but to also set effective personal and professional performance goals that help us to deliver results without discouraging us.

Today’s episode is an extremely short episode that hits right in the center of a very important topic: failure.

More specifically, I’m talking about failure as something that is:

  • Necessary
  • 100% inevitable
  • A great indication that you’re on the right path

Listen to this episode, and ask yourself, “How many times did I fall today?”

NOTE: This is a legacy episode from the Women Inspired podcast, before it transitioned to be the Building Psychological Strength podcast. While you will hear some mention of the Women Inspired brand during this episode, the content is highly relevant to the goals of Peak Mind, which is why we have included it here. Enjoy!

Categories
Podcasts

The Key to My Professional Success

Powered by RedCircle

Smart goals are always well-defined goals. Setting goals that are specific is important to for short-term and long-term goals. Research shows that a key factor to achieving your goals is spending time to set effective goals. Goal setting is the process of programming your daily life around reasonable goals and making daily performance goals line up with your big goals.

A few years back, I made a change to my morning routine that has had a significant impact on the way I show up each day, on the level of control and confidence I feel in my work, and ultimately, in my professional success. This one small change was uncovered when I used the life design process to dig into my self-care routine, of all things.

As it turns out, taking a more comprehensive view of self-care is so much more than bubble baths and manicures. It’s a set of activities you do to support yourself in showing up as your best. In today’s episode, I’m lifting the curtain on this process so you can make small shifts with big impact as well.

Categories
Podcasts

Comfort Zone [Part 2] How it Sabotages Success

Powered by RedCircle

Everyone says that growth and success happen outside of your comfort zone, but scientifically speaking, what exactly is your ‘comfort zone?’ Turns out, the better an understanding you have of how your comfort zone cognitively forms and how it influences your day-to-day decisions and behavior, the better able you will be to step outside of it when the situation calls. As is frequently the case in business. 

Our inner critic plays an essential role in our journey to goal achievement. Personal goals are impossible to meet without a strong connection to our critical inner voice. As we stretch our conscious minds with decisions about short-term and long-term goals, we realize that we as humans are sometimes incapable of keeping negative thoughts out. The secret to sustainable growth is setting goals that motivate.

Get a free, 7-day trial of the Blinkist app and, for a limited time, 40% off your first entire year by visiting this link: https://blinkist.o6eiov.net/c/2730445/1038174/10732