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Self-Improvement: Succeed at Being You

elizabeth galperin

Self-Improvement: Succeed at Being You

Everyone is looking to succeed whether that is in their career, in school, or at home. Wherever you want to find success, there is one essential thing that is needed. You need to understand who you are, where your limits lie, and where you want to go. Elisabeth Galperin gives us guidance on mindset shifts, communication, confidence, and envisioning the future. These tips direct you to succeed at being you!

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Mindset Shifts

Thoughts

Thoughts are very powerful things that can inhibit us or help us. We have millions of thoughts every day. Some good, some bad, so neutral. Changing your mindset begins with your thoughts. Just because a thought exists, doesn’t mean that we have to believe it or allow it to stay in our heads. Journaling can be a huge tool for changing your thoughts and your mindset. Journaling is very powerful in taking a thought and making it concrete on paper. Use “I” statements to put yourself in the identity you want, and write it down. This makes it a more solid idea. Spend time with your thoughts and you’ll learn a lot. 

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Don’t Stop

There are so many people out in the world and there are so many good ideas! You don’t know where something might lead. Don’t let that stop you from venturing out, taking risks, and trying out new ideas. Spend time imagining and envisioning what success looks like and where you want to go. Creating the big picture and having the vision is what gets you there quicker.  In order to have a legacy, build your business to it’s full potential, and have an imeasureable impact you have to think big!

Be Intentional

You have a lot more control over who your future self is. Be intentional with your time, with your energy, with those you interact with. They will all have an impact on how you can create and envision your future. We can do more than we think. We can fill in the map for ourselves. It is not going to go exactly according to plan, but its easier to have a plan and experience some detours than to just have a map of the unknown and see where life takes you.

 

 

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Communication

Self Communication

There are certain principles that hold true no matter where you are in life. Whether you are a multi-millionaire or live below the poverty line what you tell yourself matters. If you are constantly telling yourself that you are terrible at this or bad at that, then you are going to start believing that, and your success is going to be hindered. Where you look is where you go, and what you tell yourself matters. Working to create those positive thoughts and looking toward where you want to go will help you reach success, whatever that may be for you. Changing how you communicate with yourself, changes the result of where you go.

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Responding to Criticism

How do you communicate with others? Communication with others is an important factor when it comes to changing our own habits, adopting new strategies, and trying to run your business in a more successful way. You need the support of others around you so that you are able to make that change.  Often you will be on the receiving end of criticism, pushback, as well as positive and negative feedback. The way you respond to that is key to maintaining good communication between you and others around you. We don’t know what is going on in someone else’s world or mind. If there is criticism, we may only see it on the surface. Their words usually carry some weight and more meaning that we can’t see. Recognizing that the words someone uses has more to do with them than it does with you. Instead of shutting down or wanting to hide, be curious. Allow yourself to ask a follow-up question, and allow them to explain where that is coming from. That takes courage, and it is uncomfortable, but when we take that extra time to uncover what is actually going on, we create that safe space for people and it encourages better communication.

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Where to Start

Envision the Future

If you look back at the past 10 years, you would realize how much you have grown and progressed. However if you envision 10 years from now, you may just see yourself as an older version of you. However you could grow just as much as you did that past 10 years in the future. This is a mind blowing concept for people. Throughout the early part of our life, we are given this roadmapon where we should go, attend school, go to college, go to graduate schoo, get a job. At some point the plan ends, and we may not know where to go. You have the power to decide where that map takes you next. Envision what you want to be doing, and who you want to be and it will help you write that map.

Control

Control is something we all want to have. There are many things that we don’t have contorl over. This is something that we have to learn how to cope with. We don’t have the control as much as we want over other people’s thoughts and beliefs. The measure of our success should not be whether or not everyone is happy with me all the time. 

 

That is an impossible expectation to maintain or reach. The measure of success needs to be “did I do my best?”. This is a powerful mindshift.  We have the most command over our own thoughts, our own actions, our own beliefs, and our own responses. Check in with yourself. If you are content with what you contributed and how you showed up, that is a great way to measure yourself.

Be Proactive

Being proactive is key to maintaining yout success. Find the objective you want to acheive. For example, if you go into a meeting with the objective of being right, you are going to be dissappointed and hurt because not everyone will agree with you. However if you go in with the objective being able to move forward and find what works best for the company or individual, you are going to come out feeling productive. Set those goals, decide what the objective is so you are able to manage your own expectations and be productive rather than feeling hurt or disappointed.

The transcript of this episode.

Photo credits: martin-engel-crblx-CmCns-unsplash.jpg. Photo by Tobi: https://www.pexels.com/photo/person-stands-on-brown-pathway-631986/

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If you are curious to know more about how I can help you achieve your business or life goals, please contact me: Miriam@leavebetter.com

As someone who has been a therapist for over a decade and has been coaching people for over three decades, I am uniquely qualified to join you on your quest for seeking the best version of you possible.

Three Steps to a Healthier You

Dr. Mike Van Theilen on a healthier you

Three Steps to a Healthier You

Three steps to a healthier you—Everyone is always looking for ways to become a healthier version of themselves. Dr. Mike Van Thielen gives some advice on the LeaveBetter Podcast with Miriam Gunn. How to get there, how to stay there, how to optimize. With his education in holistic nutrition, Dr. Mike provides ways to regain control of your health and become a healthier version of you. He also shares information about Biohacking and how it contributes to these three steps:

Step 1: Balance your Body

Step 2: Optimize Your Health

Step 3: Maximize the Benfits of Biohacking

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Step One: Balance Your Body

Your Normal

The first step to balancing your body is to find your “normal.” We want to find the place where you are not in any pain, and you are able to reduce the medical conditions you may currently have. According to Dr. Mike, there is one cause of disease and there is one solution. You have to find that solution. To do that we have to look at the bigger picture.

Toxemia

Toxemia encapsulates all the toxins in our blood that may contribute to us feeling fatigued or lethargic. Dr. Theilen feels you need to keep the toxemia in check by decreasing the intake and exposure to toxins, while increasing our intake of nutrients that fight damage. “You want to increase our intake of nutrient rich foods and decrease our intake of foods that don’t contribute to our health, like foods with a high sugar content.”

Dopamine Overload

We also need to balance our hormones. Dopamine is the reward hormone, and makes us feel good. However, because of sugary foods, social media, and other distractions, we can have a dopamine overload. 

This causes the rest of our hormones in our body to be unbalanced. This can cause fatigue, lathergy, and brain fog. Because we feel tired and lethargic, we reach out for sugar, coffee, energy drinks that helps us feel that dopamine. It becomes a viscious cycle. We need to become aware of what is causing the fatige and the brain fog, and work to eliminate or reduce it.

Eliminating Fatigue

Create an envrionment for you to focus on what you are doing. Create a system that works for you, you are the expert on what works for you. If you are working, set a time for 20 minutes and after that timer goes off, give yourself a 5 minute break.

There are different supplements that can balance your hormones and help you be more focussed.

Try different techniques and see what works best for you, where you are at, and what you are doing.

 

 

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Step 2: Optimize Your Health

Your Freedom

We have the freedom to choose a healthier path. Our body and mind respond to things in so many ways, but we have the freedom to choose our response. “We have become slaves of choosing the wrong response,” says Dr. Thielen. This is the first step of optimizing our health, choosing our response to a positive, non-addictive response.

Once you practice turning those unhealthy habits into healthy habits, you feel less fatigued, and have more energy. You start becoming addicted to not feeling fatigued and feeling full of energy and vitality.

 

 

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Accountability

Once we start trying to change those unhealthy habits to healthy habits, it can be hard to persevere and get to the point we want to go. It is about longevity. it comes down to sleep, exercise, nutrition, and then supplementation.

These all feed into each other in a positive way or a negative way. Those are the basics that we want to start with and maintain consistencey with.

Where are you at in your life right now?

Take a second to slow down and really think about where you are at with the basics, and that will help you find out where you need/want to go next and what habits you want to change.

Changing the Habits

There are three steps to changing your habits:

1. Knowledge: What is the problem? Where is the problem coming from?

2. Acquiring the skills: Skills are necessary to change the habit.

3. Be Willing: if you aren’t willing to work hard, you aren’t willing to change the habit. It can only come from you. No one else can do it for you. Find why you want to change the habit and that will   help you persevere and get through the tough spots.

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Step 3: Maximize the Benefits of Biohacking

Biohacking Explained

Biohacking is just what it sounds like—We have access to technologies, techniques, and compounds that can objectively reverse your biological age.

There are a lot of benefits that can be seen from biohacking. However, in order to see that success, you have to regain control of your health. This is why this is step three, rather than step one.

You cannot maximize the benefits of biohacking without first balancing your body, then optimizing your health.

Many of the techniques go back to the foundational things of sleep, nutrition, exercise, and supplementation.

There are many things that you can do with those basic things, that don’t cost money, and don’t take a lot of work. For example, cryotherapy, using cold temperatures to promotes muscle healing and reduce inflammation, doesn’t have to be something you go and pay for. You can do it in the tub, or by taking a cold shower.

Dr. Thieln also takes biohacking compounds that work to promote biohacking. There are many different things you can do.

Success

Remember, success comes little-by-little and every small increment counts!

If you set those little steps, you are going to be able to achieve your big goals. You won’t get there with big steps.

Find your why, and remember it while you are taking the three steps to a healthier you.

You CAN do it if you have the will power to try. Small steps in any healthy direction.

To learn more visit Dr. Mike’s website, biohackingunlimited.com

 

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Photo credits: Photo by Vitalii Pavlyshynets on Unsplash, photo by Braňo on Unsplash

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If you are curious to know more about how I can help you achieve your business or life goals, please contact me: Miriam@leavebetter.com

As someone who has been a therapist for over a decade and has been coaching people for over three decades, I am uniquely qualified to join you on your quest for seeking the best version of you possible.

Ending Horse Slaughter in the United States—Gentle Giants (Christine Hajek)

Horses and Nonprofit

Christine Hajek

Christine Hajek (horses)

Welcome to another episode of The LeaveBetter Podcast  where I interview high performers and business owners, gleaning from their wisdom, practical routines, habits, and mindsets.

In season 2 episode 30, we are pleased to have Christine Hajek – founder of Gentle Giants, a nonprofit organization that rescues horses from slaughter, abuse, and neglect.

In this episode, we talk about the issues threatening horses, some ins and outs of nonprofits, and fostering goodness. Enjoy!

Listen to the episode on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, and Google Podcasts, or wherever podcasts are found.

*Before you go—Sign up for my newsletter at Leavebetter.com.  Once a week, wisdom and practicality in your inbox.

Remember: The actions you take (or do not take) today set you up for six months from now. Make sure you do something today that pushes you toward that next level of you.

Now, go be INTENTIONAL.

The transcript of this episode.

[00:00:47] Christine’s Journey to Horses
[00:03:58] Starting Gentle Giants
[00:08:31] Clean Slate
[00:11:23] Business Structure
[00:14:21] Fostering Goodness
[00:18:02] Making a Difference
[00:21:42] Horse Slaughter 
[00:25:11] Understanding the Issue
[00:28:41] Responsibility
[00:30:54] The Non-Profit Sector 
[00:35:14] Relationship with Money
[00:38:12] Horse Story
[00:40:56] Where to Find Christine

Where to find Christine:

Christine Hajek:
443-285-3835 
christine@gentlegiants.org
Facebook
Instagram
Tik Tok
Gentle Giants
Dan Pallotta TED talk
Charity Case


Music by Tom Sherlock  

Transcripts of all episodes can be found here.

All LeaveBetter Podcast episodes can be found here.

 

Listen to the episode on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, and Google Podcasts, or wherever podcasts are found.

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If you are curious to know more, please contact me!

As someone who has been a therapist for over a decade and has been coaching people for over three decades, I am uniquely qualified to address your concerns.

Steps to a Healthier You – Dr. Mike Van Thielen

Three Steps to a Healthier You

Dr. Mike Van Thielen

Dr. Mike Van Theilen

Welcome to another episode of The LeaveBetter Podcast  where I interview high performers and business owners, gleaning from their wisdom, practical routines, habits, and mindsets.

In season 2 episode 29, we are pleased to have Dr. Mike Van Thielen who has a PhD in holistic nutrition, is an author, and founder of Biohacking Unlimited.

In this episode, we talk about regaining control of your health, finding your purpose, and our freedom to have a better life.

Listen to the episode on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, and Google Podcasts, or wherever podcasts are found.

*Before you go—Sign up for my newsletter at Leavebetter.com.  Once a week, wisdom and practicality in your inbox.

Remember: The actions you take (or do not take) today set you up for six months from now. Make sure you do something today that pushes you toward that next level of you.

Now, go be INTENTIONAL.

The transcript of this episode.

[00:00:26] Journey to Medicine
[00:02:11] Regain Control
[00:04:12] Find the Solution
[00:07:36] Our Freedom
[00:09:10] Accountability
[00:10:40] User Manual
[00:12:38] Chaning Habits
[00:17:19] Hunger vs. Appetites
[00:20:52] Success
[00:25:19] Purpose of Life
[00:28:05] Don’t Settle for Ordinary
[00:31:21] Techniques
[00:32:24] Where to Find Mike

Biohacking Unlimited
LinkedIn



Music by Tom Sherlock  

Transcripts of all episodes can be found here.

All LeaveBetter Podcast episodes can be found here.

 

Listen to the episode on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, and Google Podcasts, or wherever podcasts are found.

head shot Miriam Gunn

If you are curious to know more, please contact me!

As someone who has been a therapist for over a decade and has been coaching people for over three decades, I am uniquely qualified to address your concerns.

Reach Your Potential – Miriam Gunn

Reach Your Potential

Miriam Gunn


Welcome to another episode of The LeaveBetter Podcast  where I interview high performers and business owners, gleaning from their wisdom, practical routines, habits, and mindsets.

In episode 28, I wanted to share my interview on Reimagine Success. 

In this episode, we talk about having confidence in yourself in business and in life. You can do this by taking opportunities that are presented to you, eliminating roadblocks, and changing the programming for your thoughts. Enjoy!

Listen to the episode on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, and Google Podcasts, or wherever podcasts are found.

*Before you go—Sign up for my newsletter at Leavebetter.com.  Once a week, wisdom and practicality in your inbox.

Remember: The actions you take (or do not take) today set you up for six months from now. Make sure you do something today that pushes you toward that next level of you.

Now, go be INTENTIONAL.

The transcript of this episode.

[00:00:46] How I Got Here
[00:03:57] Take the Opportunities
[00:06:54] Entrepreneurs
[00:08:14] How You Were Raised
[00:11:55] Leave Better
[00:15:59] Roadblocks to Confidence
[00:19:52] About Miriam



Music by Tom Sherlock  

Transcripts of all episodes can be found here.

All LeaveBetter Podcast episodes can be found here.

 

Listen to the episode on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, and Google Podcasts, or wherever podcasts are found.

head shot Miriam Gunn

If you are curious to know more, please contact me!

As someone who has been a therapist for over a decade and has been coaching people for over three decades, I am uniquely qualified to address your concerns.

Be The Change – David Marquis

Be The Change

David Marquis

David Marquis


Welcome to another episode of The LeaveBetter Podcast  where I interview high performers and business owners, gleaning from their wisdom, practical routines, habits, and mindsets.

In episode 26, we are pleased to have David Marquis – an author with an activist heart. 

In this episode, we talk about being the change you want to see and using your voice.  You can do this by finding your “why”, using your voice, and doing what you can, where you can, when you can.  Enjoy!

Listen to the episode on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, and Google Podcasts, or wherever podcasts are found.

*Before you go—Sign up for my newsletter at Leavebetter.com.  Once a week, wisdom and practicality in your inbox.

Remember: The actions you take (or do not take) today set you up for six months from now. Make sure you do something today that pushes you toward that next level of you.

Now, go be INTENTIONAL.

The transcript of this episode.

[00:00:44] The River Always Wins
[00:02:32] Introducing David
[00:05:34] Your Why
[00:09:06] What is an Activist?
[00:10:51] Action is Key
[00:12:38] Do What You Can
[00:21:44] Water Issues
[00:24:08] Crisis Brings Change
[00:32:04] Where to Find David


Where to find David:



Music by Tom Sherlock  

Transcripts of all episodes can be found here.

All LeaveBetter Podcast episodes can be found here.

 

Listen to the episode on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, and Google Podcasts, or wherever podcasts are found.

head shot Miriam Gunn

If you are curious to know more, please contact me!

As someone who has been a therapist for over a decade and has been coaching people for over three decades, I am uniquely qualified to address your concerns.