Expert Methods to Slow Down

Expert methods to slow down

We take a look back at some wonderful insights shared from previous guests on the podcast on how to slow down:

Dr. Kelly Flanagan

“The way I see it we all come into the world with the true-self. It’s good enough, it’s sufficient, it’s worthy of love and belonging. But at some point, we all begin to doubt that.”

Dr. Larry Beer

“One thing let me start with is just saying that we have great work. There’s a lot of meaning in terms of people coming in and talking to us. And us being there to help guide them to have better lives. It’s just really special work that we’re in. But it’s really important to remember that our work is there to support our life outside of work.”

Joe Sanok

“I love the idea that what’s great about life is that you get to choose your struggles. I think of friends who are complaining about their jobs or upset about their marriage or whatever it is they’re pissed off about, that you get to choose your struggles. And yes, there are things in life that come the way that you don’t expect. And that’s terrible and it happens, but for the most part, you get to choose where you’re going to put in that effort in that struggle and it better matter. You get to choose your own adventure really.”

“We have to honor the fact that we have a limited amount of time and we need to do good things for the world. But that doesn’t mean that we hustle the whole time and we go crazy. It means that we really intentionally say, where do I want to spend my time? Where do I want to impact and what’s my corner of the world that I can impact the positive.”

Sarah Leitschuh

Constantly I’m rechecking in with myself about what is actually really important to me. So that I can make sure I carve out the time and save the energy for what is important to me and let go of the things that are not important to me. And the reality is we don’t need to do it any certain way. We need to think about how do we do the work in a way that makes sense to us and really connects us to our passions and let go of all the things that other people are doing. Part of it is deciding and being really purposeful in how you spend your time.

You can’t hustle in every realm of marketing or every realm of building your practice. I think you can pick and choose maybe one or two areas that you’re going to focus on at a time and work really hard in those areas. But then it doesn’t have to feel like hustling. It feels like I’m being intentional in where I’m focusing my time and energy and I’m going to see the results from that. I’m really purposeful like I said. What is my intention in why I’m doing this? And if I can stay really focused on my why, a lot of times I can overcome that negative self-talk that’s trying to tell me not to do something. that I really believe would be helpful to my practice.”

Jon Vroman

“I remember somebody saying one time that when you have your health you have a thousand dreams. But when you don’t, you have but one.”

Steven Griffith

“The more present I became, the more connected I was to my head, heart and spirit and the more I could perform. I grew up as an athlete and it was just very clear, the more present you are. The more you can slow things down, the greater the result. And that’s one of the biggest challenges that’s happening today in this 24/7 connected world. It’s that we are being constantly distracted or overstimulated. Our time is being hijacked from us and days are flying by. By slowing it down and evaluating, that’s how we improve our performance. We’ve got to evaluate how we’re doing what we’re doing and in that process, we’ll see blind spots. We’ll see places where we could have done better but when we do that, it’s an evaluation with curiosity and kindness with self. This philosophy of grinding and pushing, those are old work ethics. Working hard is great, working smart is even greater.”

Joseph R. Sanok, MA, LLP, LPC, NCC

joe-sanok-private-practice-consultant-headshot-smaller-versionJoe Sanok is an ambitious results expert. He is a private practice business consultant and counselor that helps small businesses and counselors in private practice to increase revenue and have more fun! He helps owners with website design, vision, growth, and using their time to create income through being a private practice consultant. Joe was frustrated with his lack of business and marketing skills when he left graduate school. He loved helping people through counseling but felt that often people couldn’t find him. Over the past few years, he has grown his skills, income, and ability to lead others, while still maintaining an active private practice in Traverse City, MI. To link to Joe’s Google+

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