Anxious about an upcoming challenge? Thanks to the research of Dr. Kelly McGonigal, we now know that viewing anxiety as a resource can transform your fear into courage. This program will help you turn your anxiety into the energy, focus, and willpower you need to rise to the challenge.
I arrived in New York City like I’m sure many have before me.
A little optimistic, a little scared, and a lot overwhelmed.
But, although this was my biggest rodeo, it was not my first. This was the fourth new city that I have moved to in the last 15 years.
Despite being an introvert, I have become used to meeting new people, making new friends, and building a support network.
But this was New York City. Perhaps it would be harder to do so here?
“I am a millennial, computer scientist, book author, standing on a TED stage, and yet I’ve never had a social media account.” - Cal Newport
I was shocked when I saw Cal Newport’s talk “Quit Social Media.“
I wanted to achieve Cal’s level of success – and I thought social media was a necessary part of making that happen.
Yet, not only was social media not necessary for him now as an established author, but it was never necessary for him at all.
This opened my mind to new questions:
Maybe social media isn’t necessary – even for business owners...
The clock was ticking and I was in agony…
I had just begun a new “time-restricted eating” habit where I could only eat between the hours of 10 AM and 6 PM.
I change up my diet plan about once per quarter so I'm continuously learning and experimenting to see what works best for me.
This time-restricted eating was the hardest yet.
It was the beginning of 2018 and I believed that I was on the cusp of "the next big thing."
After nine months of hard work, I had built a platform called Educo with TED Talk speakers to help them turn their content into step-by-step applications that people could use to take action on the advice from their talks.
The idea of helping individuals take action on expert advice had been a dream of mine for years – and finally it was about to become a reality.
It was not long, however, before my dream turned into a nightmare.
The date on my calendar was approaching and my fear was growing…
Weeks earlier I had told my mentor and friend, Bill Eckstrom, about the project I was working on to help professionals flip anxiety from a negative emotion into a positive ally in helping them perform at their best.
Virginia Tech psychology professor, Scott Geller, and I cover the topics in his latest book: "Life Lessons from Psychological Science." We discuss how his ideas apply to our lives, to our work, and to our communities.
In this episode of the Educo Community Podcast, I speak with the founder of Think Great, Erik Therwanger.
We discuss what it takes to be a great leader, how to respond to crises, and how to plan and execute on your goals.
Today I am joined by Shauna Shapiro. Shauna is a professor, author, and internationally recognized expert in mindfulness. She has over 20 years of studying meditation in Thailand, Nepal, and the West.
She has also published 150 Journal articles and chapters and co-authored the critically acclaimed texts, "The Art and Science of Mindfulness," as well as "Mindful Discipline: A Loving Approach to Setting Limits and Raising an Emotionally Intelligent Child."
Today she and I talk about how mindfulness applies to personal development, to education, to the corporate world, and to parenting.
For the fourth episode, I want to share with you a podcast interview I did about a year ago when I had just come up with the idea that would turn into Educo Community as it is today.
The podcast interview is with Rajiv Nathan and Martin McGovern the cofounders of Idea Lemon. An organization dedicated to helping people make their ideas a reality.
We talked about how to find meaning in work, finding the right metrics of success, and an idea I had that would turn into Educo Community.
In the third episode of the Educo Community podcast, Dr. Regan A.R. Gurung and I discuss how to improve your self-awareness, deal with difficult emotions in the right way, and how to build the proper social networks to achieve your greater goals.