Episode 50: Recognizing You’re Off Balance, Apologizing Later, Being Hard On Yourself And More (Pocast)

Episode 50: Recognizing You’re Off Balance, Apologizing Later, Being Hard On Yourself And More (Pocast)

On this episode of In The Box Podcast we talked acting now and apologizing later, noticing when your life is off-balance, whether it’s right to be hard on yourself or not, how important it is to have support from people around you, and we ended with a thorough reflection on the last 50 episodes.

Episode 50: Recognizing You’re Off Balance, Apologizing Later, Being Hard On Yourself And More

Apologizing later – What’s your take on “act now, apologize later” — is it right?

Balance – What is one way to recognize your life is off-balance (before it gets too bad)

Self love – One tip on how to not be hard on yourself?

Believe – How important is it to have others believe in you?

Bonus – Reflection on past 50 episodes

 

Stay Positive & Check Out All 50 Episodes Here

Episode 12: Startups, Rewards Points, Staying Humble And More – Podcast

Episode 12: Startups, Rewards Points, Staying Humble And More – Podcast

On this episode of In The Box Podcast, we talked about the state of things like everyone wanting to start a business, the continuous rise of rent, and if rewards points are better than cash back.

We lightened things up when chatting about why it’s hard to change our minds, how we can stay humble and embrace humility, and discovering our own balance.

Subscribe if you haven’t already, and enjoy.

Episode 12: Startups, Rewards Points, Staying Humble And More

Startups – Does it feel like everyone wants to start their own business?

Rent – Despite a ton of housing going up in Madison, why has the price of rent continued to go up?

Rewards Points – what are the advantages of having a credit card with reward points as opposed to cash back?

Change your mind – Why is it so hard to change a mind?

Staying humble – What does humble and humility mean to you? (How can we be more of each)

Input vs Output – How does one know when its time to focus on output vs. input? (should they be balanced?)

 

Stay Positive & How Do You Balance?

Episode 2: The Daily Me, Workplace Hierarchy, Streaking And More – Podcast

Episode 2: The Daily Me, Workplace Hierarchy, Streaking And More – Podcast

On this episode of In The Box podcast, we talked about the narrowing of journalism, customer acquisition for startups, a bit about ice hockey, restaurants in Madison, the computerization of the workforce, and the importance of feedback in the chain of command in a company.

Episode 2: The Daily Me, Workforce Hierarchy, Streaking

Ice Hockey – “Good isn’t good enough when better is expected.” What do you think of this?

Restaurants – Favorite restaurant in Madison in terms of bang for your buck?

Startups – What’s the first best move a new business can take to get more customers?

Journalism – How do you feel about the narrowing of information? Is only seeing what you like bad for society?

Computerization of the workforce – Are we overlooking the leverage imbalance created by the computerization of the workforce?

Workplace Hierarchy – How important is chain of command in a company?

 

Stay Positive & Think About Things Differently

Horizontal Prioritization, A Better Method Of Prioritizing

Horizontal Prioritization, A Better Method Of Prioritizing

Design Matters

Perhaps you’ve heard of the six F’s (family, friends, finances, fitness, faith, and fun) or something similar. Every success mentor always suggests making these lists, and I agree, not just in life, but in business as well. They allow you to divvy up your focus on all the important matters. However, the way they are often presented is vertically.

Family first

Faith second

Finances third…

The problem with prioritizing your life this way is that it gives you an excuse to not tout as much effort in the bottom categories. By prioritizing vertically, you’re forcing yourself to weigh the importance of each group, when, in fact, the reason for writing the various groups (whether you go with the six F’s or some other type of categorization) is that they are all equally important.

Success and balance aren’t easy to achieve, but trying to achieve them using vertical lists and actually prioritizing one important theme or category over another is a sure indicator of always lacking sufficiency, efficiency, and quality in the bottom-most themes or categories.

Prioritize horizontally. Then feel free to list goals and tasks below those, vertically.

While finances and fun are both equally a necessity, how you go about achieving each is not.

Go ahead. Try it.

 

Stay Positive & Design Matters When It Comes To List-making

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What’s On Your Calendar This Week?

What’s On Your Calendar This Week?

What's On Your Agenda

Are you meeting anyone new? Are you connecting with a mentor? Are you seeing old friends? Are you attending a MeetUp? Are you gathering with your tribe?

Can any week be considered “fulfilled” without being with people. Not just around people, but with people?

How about the most important tasks. Do you have those on your agenda?

What about time to relax, recoup, regenerate? Actual time resting, not playing Angry Birds, not sending emails, not surfing the web.

I’m not one who believes you can have balance each and every day of your life. I am one, however, who believes you can have balance each week. But only if you have it scheduled.

 

Stay Positive & What Do You Have Planned?

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The Formula For Living A Balanced Life

I’ve noticed something recently that is truly hurtful to know.

Most people on this planet spend more time struggling for one thing or another, fighting their battles, drowning in their setbacks than they spend celebrating their triumphs.

It seems like such a simple formula to live a balanced life. The amount you are challenged must be equal to the amount you take enjoyment out of your accomplishments. We fall into this routine of constantly wrangling (trying to reach our goals) that that is what we become good at. People hustle to tussle instead of racing to the beat of their own drum.

Here’s another thought for you. Have you noticed that the most profound things, the most profound realizations in life have been the most simple? Living a balanced life is much like one of them. Simple? Yes. Easy? well that’s a constant struggle. Which is all the more reason to also celebrate a little bit each day.

 

Stay Positive & It’s Okay To Lean More In One Direction (as long as it’s the party side)

Garth E. Beyer

A Blend Of Information

A statement that is true can be interpreted by someone else in a different (and sometimes wrong) way.

Expose yourself to a variety of sources of information to find the truth.

If anything, at least view one piece of information that challenges your beliefs and one that agrees with them. 2-3 sources of information will always put you ahead.

There is bland information. And then there is blended information.

You can guess which tastes better.