Author: Kristin Graham

Ep. 94 – Overcoming Daily Distraction & Everyday Excuses

The magic you are seeking is in the work you are not doing. Distractions are easy to find and can be difficult to overcome. This episode explores actionable strategies to help find focus and recaps insights from previous episodes for those wanting to dig into more on overcoming the daily distractions.

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Ep. 93 – The Art of Asking: Finding Multiple Choice & Secret Menus

We may not always get what we want, but we won’t get what we don’t ask for. Yes, asking can be awkward but that’s where science can be helpful. Questions trigger a mental reflex known as “instinctive elaboration.” When you ask a question, it activates the brain to gather intelligence and seek creative problem solving. A few minutes of courage in initiating the ask may give a big return to both your competence in the skill and perhaps a few extras along the way.

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Ep. 92 – FTB Key Concepts: Who Are Your Engines & Anchors?

This episode goes back to Fewer Things Better with a replay of episode #6 on the topic of Engines & Anchors. Daily deposits are being made into your mind through words. And those words, either add or subtract from your self-confidence.

Pay attention to who has access to the microphone of your mind. The people you hear from the most are your bankers – they are either investing in you or they are divesting from you.

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Ep. 91 – Time Management: The Gift of Good Enough

This episode is celebrating progress over perfection. It explores our conditioning of why we are challenged to accept good and burn harder to try to achieve great. We can be so busy preparing, perfecting, and polishing that we miss the here-and-now. The messy parts of us are important parts of us. We’re not supposed to sand it all away. If we do, we miss the opportunity to improve, evolve. Being real leads to real moments.

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Ep. 90 – Self Care Is Badass: How a Narrow Focus Can Bring Big Results

Some of us struggle with a scarcity mindset when it comes to money, time, or opportunity. In times of disruption, how do you do with the vulnerability of receiving care? Not caring about, or caring for, or caregiving, but actually being on the receiving end of care given.

If you do not pick a day to rest, your body will pick one for you. This episode explores the brain and body benefit of intentional slowness, and how to make room to receive care.

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Ep 89 – Your First 30 Minutes: Boost Your Brain from the Start

During dark winter days, it’s hard to find the energy or motivation to do much beyond the basics. Within the first 30 minutes of your day, get some sunlight (however you can), hydrate your brain, and move your body. These aren’t just tips; they’re simple yet powerful habits backed by science that can help recalibrate your biological and psychological state. See how you can start your day strong.

Read More

Ep. 88 – Replay: Why Yes & No Are Hard to Say

Ever find yourself hovering between ‘yes’, ‘no’, and the super squishy ‘maybe’? This episode looks at the emotional undercurrents and mental calculus that influence these seemingly simple decisions. Better understand the energy behind your answers and what your intuition is saying in those split-second pauses.

Read More

Ep. 87 – Beating Burnout + 2 Tips for that Deep Down Fatigue

What’s the difference between a hobby, a passion, and your purpose? This episode dives into exploration of the concept of passion and how and how often it shows up in our daily work…and life. Passion is not simply a result of external factors or individual preference, there is also an interplay between the brain’s reward system and our own individual experiences. However you define personal joy, the more you indulge in it, the more rewarding it is to your head (and your heart).

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Ep. 86 – The Power of Passion: Enrich Your Mind, Work, Life

What’s the difference between a hobby, a passion, and your purpose? This episode dives into exploration of the concept of passion and how and how often it shows up in our daily work…and life. Passion is not simply a result of external factors or individual preference, there is also an interplay between the brain’s reward system and our own individual experiences. However you define personal joy, the more you indulge in it, the more rewarding it is to your head (and your heart).

Read More

Ep. 85 – Gifts That Cost Nothing & Mean a Lot

Have you ever thought about how small gestures can have a profound impact on someone’s life? What about in the sense of gift giving? You can give impactful and meaningful gifts without a hefty price tag. In this episode, we venture into the world of giving from your head and heart and not your wallet. From the gift of time to borrowing brain power, find ways you can leave a positive impact any time of year.

Show Note: Listen to Episode 36 for more ideas on this topic

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Ep. 94 – Overcoming Daily Distraction & Everyday Excuses

The magic you are seeking is in the work you are not doing. Distractions are easy to find and can be difficult to overcome. This episode explores actionable strategies to help find focus and recaps insights from previous episodes for those wanting to dig into more on overcoming the daily distractions.

Read More

Ep. 93 – The Art of Asking: Finding Multiple Choice & Secret Menus

We may not always get what we want, but we won’t get what we don’t ask for. Yes, asking can be awkward but that’s where science can be helpful. Questions trigger a mental reflex known as “instinctive elaboration.” When you ask a question, it activates the brain to gather intelligence and seek creative problem solving. A few minutes of courage in initiating the ask may give a big return to both your competence in the skill and perhaps a few extras along the way.

Read More

Ep. 92 – FTB Key Concepts: Who Are Your Engines & Anchors?

This episode goes back to Fewer Things Better with a replay of episode #6 on the topic of Engines & Anchors. Daily deposits are being made into your mind through words. And those words, either add or subtract from your self-confidence.

Pay attention to who has access to the microphone of your mind. The people you hear from the most are your bankers – they are either investing in you or they are divesting from you.

Read More

Ep. 91 – Time Management: The Gift of Good Enough

This episode is celebrating progress over perfection. It explores our conditioning of why we are challenged to accept good and burn harder to try to achieve great. We can be so busy preparing, perfecting, and polishing that we miss the here-and-now. The messy parts of us are important parts of us. We’re not supposed to sand it all away. If we do, we miss the opportunity to improve, evolve. Being real leads to real moments.

Read More

Ep. 90 – Self Care Is Badass: How a Narrow Focus Can Bring Big Results

Some of us struggle with a scarcity mindset when it comes to money, time, or opportunity. In times of disruption, how do you do with the vulnerability of receiving care? Not caring about, or caring for, or caregiving, but actually being on the receiving end of care given.

If you do not pick a day to rest, your body will pick one for you. This episode explores the brain and body benefit of intentional slowness, and how to make room to receive care.

Read More

Ep 89 – Your First 30 Minutes: Boost Your Brain from the Start

During dark winter days, it’s hard to find the energy or motivation to do much beyond the basics. Within the first 30 minutes of your day, get some sunlight (however you can), hydrate your brain, and move your body. These aren’t just tips; they’re simple yet powerful habits backed by science that can help recalibrate your biological and psychological state. See how you can start your day strong.

Read More

Ep. 88 – Replay: Why Yes & No Are Hard to Say

Ever find yourself hovering between ‘yes’, ‘no’, and the super squishy ‘maybe’? This episode looks at the emotional undercurrents and mental calculus that influence these seemingly simple decisions. Better understand the energy behind your answers and what your intuition is saying in those split-second pauses.

Read More

Ep. 87 – Beating Burnout + 2 Tips for that Deep Down Fatigue

What’s the difference between a hobby, a passion, and your purpose? This episode dives into exploration of the concept of passion and how and how often it shows up in our daily work…and life. Passion is not simply a result of external factors or individual preference, there is also an interplay between the brain’s reward system and our own individual experiences. However you define personal joy, the more you indulge in it, the more rewarding it is to your head (and your heart).

Read More

Ep. 86 – The Power of Passion: Enrich Your Mind, Work, Life

What’s the difference between a hobby, a passion, and your purpose? This episode dives into exploration of the concept of passion and how and how often it shows up in our daily work…and life. Passion is not simply a result of external factors or individual preference, there is also an interplay between the brain’s reward system and our own individual experiences. However you define personal joy, the more you indulge in it, the more rewarding it is to your head (and your heart).

Read More

Ep. 85 – Gifts That Cost Nothing & Mean a Lot

Have you ever thought about how small gestures can have a profound impact on someone’s life? What about in the sense of gift giving? You can give impactful and meaningful gifts without a hefty price tag. In this episode, we venture into the world of giving from your head and heart and not your wallet. From the gift of time to borrowing brain power, find ways you can leave a positive impact any time of year.

Show Note: Listen to Episode 36 for more ideas on this topic

Read More