For all of us who work on self-improvement, it’s easy to fall back into old habits. As we grow, we adopt new and better systems and strategies, but there is still a sneaky saboteur in all of us waiting for the other shoe to drop and bring us back down to earth. This is a particular problem for recovering perfectionists and overthinkers.
Maybe you have overcome a problem like poor physical health or financial difficulty, but instead of being able to enjoy it, you’re scared that these problems will come up again in the future. We say, “Yes, that was nice, but…” It’s a habit most people have, even those of us who coach for a living. So, what can we do about it?
Tune in this week to discover how we negate the joy, victory, and gratitude of our lives, and how we can instead take from the cardinal rules of improv comedy, saying, “Yes, and…” accepting what your fellow performers are offering as a potential gift, and keeping the laughs coming.
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What You Will Discover:
- Why, consciously or unconsciously, we always think we should be on high alert.
- The parallel between improv comedy and positive thinking.
- How you might be resisting what’s happening and dwelling on the negative.
- Why it’s so important to accept the present moment and build on it from a place of positivity.
- The power of positive affirmations and becoming your thoughts.
- Why this, “Yes and…” approach isn’t about toxic positivity.
- How to choose to accept the situation and look for ways to keep improving it.
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- Enjoy the original episodes of my previous podcast: Joy Hunting
- Yes Please by Amy Poehler
- Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself by Dr. Joe Dispenza