1: One Simple Way to Move From Stuck to Solution: Reframing the Nots
Spending too much time thinking about what we do not want keeps us from being able to identify what it is exactly that we do want, and how we do want to feel and travel through life.
And we all have a tendency to think in this way – because it’s easy to look back and see the negative.
But what if you could catch your negative thinking, and knew how to quickly shift the direction of your thoughts to move you forward to what you actually DO want in life, and who you DO want to be? What would be possible then? Gently showing you your automatic thoughts and helping you re-frame them is Life and Leadership Coach Deb Elbaum’s superpower.
Listen in to this episode as Deb shares lots of examples of unhelpful thinking, how it keeps you in the wrong place, and how you can make new brain pathways to get moving in the right direction.
The tips and tools that Deb shares will move you from stuck to solution, and you’ll never think the same way again.
2: The Two Things That Keep Us From Trusting Ourselves
We all have intuition – those feelings where we just know something in our heart or our gut. And when we can listen to our intuition and give it a voice in on our decision making, we often make decisions that feel better and are more in line with who we are and what matters most to us.
And yet, we all have times when the busy-ness of our lives keeps us from listening to the wisdom of our body – when we forget to incorporate the knowing of our inner wisdom.
What if you understood what gets in the way of trusting yourself more? What if you knew the neuroscience behind listening to your gut? And what if you had a way to trust yourself and feel more confident about the decisions you were weighing? Making decisions in a way that intentionally honors your integrity and authenticity involves listening to your brain, as well as to your heart and gut.
Listen in to this episode as Deb discusses our intuition – why it’s important and why we can trust it when we make decisions. She’ll share a story about a time she ignored her intuition, and give you suggestions so you don’t make that same mistake.
Deb’s honesty and encouragement will help you feel more empowered as you think about what's next for you.
3: The Most Effective Happiness Hack
When we feel stress, our brains can get caught up in our worries and frustrations. It can feel like we’re caught in a downward spiral of negativity, and we can’t break free. And here’s what you need to know about these times: our thoughts don’t actually have a will of their own. Our thoughts are waiting for us to direct them and tell them where to go.
What if you knew how to redirect your thinking and flip that switch in your brain, to shift from anger to peace of mind so that you immediately felt calmer and happier? What if you had a tool you could use not only for yourself, but also with your colleagues, friends, and family? Flipping the switch from negative to positive thinking happens most quickly with one mindset tool: the practice of gratitude.
In this episode, Leadership Coach Deb Elbaum discusses gratitude -- what it is, what research has shown, and how you can practice it at home and at work. She shares examples of how to practice gratitude, as well as the personal situation that prompted this episode. Focusing on gratitude can help you change your perspective to appreciate the good in your life, even in the midst of challenges.
If you are ready to empower yourself with a brain tool that can shift your brain and the brains of those around you, press the play button below.
September 2020 (released 9/1/20)
4. How to stop analysis paralysis
Trying to make a decision when we don’t have all the information we need can muddle our thinking and cause analysis paralysis. These times of uncertainty are especially hard because we want to do things right and make the right decision, and we don’t know exactly what that might be. And others might be looking at you to lead the way and set the agenda, and you want to show confidence, even if you don’t feel it.
What if you had a plan for navigating uncertainty with more clarity and confidence? What if you were able to eliminate the negative self-talk in your brain telling you that you’d better not fail? Moving quickly from “I don’t know” to “I’ve got this” is do-able and possible.
In this episode, Leadership Coach Deb Elbaum shares the 4 steps that can take you from analysis paralysis to clarity and decisiveness. She walks you through each step one at a time, with examples and explanation, so you can easily apply this strategy to the uncertainty in your life. These steps involve clearing the chatter from your brain, reframing your questions, and setting an intention about how you want to show up. Using this approach to navigating change can help you feel calmer, make decisions more easily, and communicate more confidently.
If you are ready to get your brain out of its mental spinning and paralysis so that you can make some decisions and move forward, press the play button now.