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David Guggenheim

David Guggenheim is the founder of Someone Talked Media and is the former Program Director of SiriusXM's Progress Channel. He is also the host of Live It or Waste It


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013: Planning Your Life PART II
Live It Or Waste It
Word of the Week: Forgiveness Forgiveness actually relives the soul of pent-up pressure. It’s not about the person who wronged you – it’s about you, and your healthy mind, body and soul. It’s about healing and achieving our own potential, people! Last week we discussed the brain dump and the life assessment and we were promised by David G. that he would implement these strategies into his life and report back how it changed (or didn’t change) his life and if it’s something that is worth doing. We’re happy to report he actually did what he said he was going to do and so far, it’s been a resounding success. David G’s brain dump was then graded on a 10-point scale (10 being best). What a stress relieving activity to simply write all this stuff down. Dare we say liberating? But you have to start working on that list and getting things done. 07:24 – The next step is… prioritize the list of ‘brain dumped’ items, and then plan your next step VIDEO REFERENCED: Prioritize Like a Genius https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kDAYUN92i70&feature=youtu.be 09:08 – Stop prioritizing easy. Start with the hard stuff at the beginning of the day. We talked about quick wins, but don’t make your whole morning or day just doing easy tasks. One quick win to get your blood flowing then do something you’ve put off or gives you anxiety. Get it done first and feel that sense of accomplishment, the weight lifted and feel like you can do anything. 13:58 – Pick three things you need to do that would really move you forward, get you closer to that goal, weighing heavily on your mind. And remember you don’t have to finish the hard tasks today. Just do an hour into a hard project to make progress. Don’t be intimidated by finishing a task – just make progress on it. 18:39 – Stop prioritizing false emergencies. Stop replying to texts or phone calls that don’t need immediate attention. Say no to requests from people. Don’t just commit to something without giving it serious thought. Do you really have time for this? It might be difficult but the best thing you can do for people is live your best self. Except for your family, other people’s problems aren’t your problems. 18:51 – Prioritize freedom. Include down time in your day. Make it a priority to take time out to quiet your mind, step away from whatever you are working on. Take a walk, meditate 19:05 – David G. has an amazing story about the DMV where he embodied what we learned from the “Avoid Meltdowns” Show. Check this bad boy out!
012: Planning Your Life PART I
Live It Or Waste It
We need to be open to new ideas, new ways of thinking because that’s the way we learn, grow and evolve. And this week we're adding planning into the mix. Word of the Week: Open Minded We’ve built a strong foundation but this is the week we start to build on those foundations. Dave W. has been struggling but as we say, we don’t fail, we learn and boy has he been learning. But now that he has assessed his activities over the past few weeks he is able to even more fully embrace the importance of the morning routine as the bedrock to living it effectively. 05:01 – Don’t underestimate the power of music as a part of the morning routine as a method of energizing us and keeping us on that routine. 05:48 – The cold showers were not doing it for Dave W. as a way to energize him in the morning (although he wasn’t aware of the different ways of approaching the cold shower). 08:32 – Dave W. will post both his music playlist and his updated morning routine on the Facebook page for those who are interested in emulating his process 09:41 – This week we’re getting into the nitty-gritty of how to zero in on changing our lives. The next step is planning, organizing our priorities, assessing our behaviors and creating our goals and doing it with consistency, precision and discipline – that’s what makes successful people. 11:17 – We’re focusing on a couple videos this week. Details and links below… Burchard - Power of Monthly Goals (How to Schedule Your Year) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CH-QcxDsrhM&feature=youtu.be Mel Robbins: How to Plan Your Week (Mel Robbins 2017) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FaY7ifBgjyc&feature=youtu.be 14:09 – David G. gives a ton of excuses why he doesn’t want to plan out his day – all of which makes him think he should begin planning his days as Dave W. is suggesting. 16:37 – What you’re struggling with indicates what you need to change. And creating habits around those rough areas is key to creating new outcomes. 19:21 – If you plan ahead, then you don’t need to think about what you need to do next because you’ve already done that mental work. This allows you to stick to the plan and prevent little Schmiddy 23:07 – We discuss how far in advance we should be planning our activities 25:35 – With long-term planning under our belt we now turn to planning our week. Mel Robbins suggests having a family meeting on Sundays or Monday mornings and going through the week – to make sure everybody is on the same page. 28:33 – We should also be doing a ‘brain dump’ to clear our mind and help us prioritize the important things for us to be spending our time on. 30:29 – Doing all this planning in the morning can seem like a ‘waste of time’ for those who want to jump into it and get things done. That’s wrongheaded thinking though, planning keeps us on track with doing the important things and not just the easy, unimportant things we often get mired in. Remember to join our Live It or Waste It Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/Live-It-or-Waste-It-105198597515157/?modal=admin_todo_tour Or reach out directly: David Guggenheim Online: www.SomeoneTalkedMedia.com Dave Wein Online: www.weindesigns.com
Live It Or Waste It
In Part II of our meltdown Help! Let’s ask for help, let’s help other folks out. Don’t be afraid of the power of “HELP” For those seeking self-help techniques this is the show for you. Word of the Week: Simplify Simplifying how we do things makes our life easier – so why are we doing it. Let’s get it together people. This harkens back to our self-awareness word – if you are self-aware you’ll be able to identify areas in your life crying out for simplification. 05:17 – Just because you do things one way, doesn’t mean that has to define you or control how you approach life in the future. One way to do this is to take some time out to make a plan. You’ll save hours and perhaps days of frustration. 06:57 – When you are transitioning from one project to the next – take some time in-between to reset and re-focus on the new task at hand. 08:02 – Find your stress relievers. Whether it be exercise or whatever it is. Dave W. highly recommends getting a Foam Roller as a quick way to relax, get the blood circulating, and it takes your mind off the burdens of the day. Take even a couple moments a day to take a deep breath and maybe a quick stretch. 12:32 – It is way too easy to slip into your old habits. It happens so covertly it happens without us even being aware of it. 14:46 – Not only should you be planning ahead, you should plan for the unforeseen to knock you off your game. So, plan for it! If it takes you 5 days to finish a project, tell your client it’ll take you 6. 15:27 – Before saying yes, think about how it will impact your plan. Saying “no” is okay and in some ways the best thing for you. 17:07 – Don’t focus on temporary fixes when long-term solutions are what’s needed. You need a long-term plan to avoid meltdowns. Remember Presentation Guy! Don’t be him. Instead of allowing ourselves to be overwhelmed, plan for these adversities even if you don’t know what they are. Instead of bashing our computer on the floor, pause, focus on a solution in the moment when something doesn’t go the way we want it to. Remember to join our Live It or Waste It Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/Live-It-or-Waste-It-105198597515157/?modal=admin_todo_tour Or reach out directly: David Guggenheim Online: www.SomeoneTalkedMedia.com Dave Wein Online: www.weindesigns.com
010: Avoiding MELTDOWNS PART I
Live It Or Waste It
Word of the Week: Self-Awareness Are you self-aware? Are you self-aware when you need it most? Are you reflective after those moments where your self-awareness escapes you? You gotta watch this! But we break the audio down the best we can. VIDEO: One of the Best Meltdowns in History !!! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sH3jUDLmVlc&feature=youtu.be How do we avoid having meltdowns over things we cannot control? Self-awareness people. This guy is no different than the rest of us. This can happen to any of us if we aren’t self-aware enough to recognize the warning signs. 07:28 – We can all relate to this guy 08:06 – A lot of problems we encounter in life can be dealt with if we planned better 09:13 – Dave W. has been having a time for the past few weeks which has made it hard for him to keep on the morning routine 11:28 – David G has his sleep apnea under control but has been unable to fully re-establish his morning routine the way he’d like to 12:20 – We break down the featured videos this week. Be self-aware of your emotions. When you’re in a bad place, you need to recognize it and be proactive about changing that feeling. You can’t get anything done in that state. Before you deal with any problem you have to be in the right frame of mind. 16:39 – Beware technology, especially first thing in the morning 18:29 – Write everything down that’s bothering you/needs to be done. Empty your brain, get it out of your head and onto paper. From that list, figure out which need to be done now, done by someone else or not done at all and are just there. 22:42 - Planning ahead and sticking to that plan. Use a daily planner. When planning your time for a project, factor in problems and fatigue. Figure in extra time for the bull-crap. Have an efficient way of dealing with deadlines. (This is something we will go into detail next episode) Stick with your routine. Don’t allow your feeling of being overwhelmed take you off your game. Old habits creep in when you feel overwhelmed. Videos featured this week: 4 Steps to Avoiding Overwhelm https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JDixLnjgRrw&feature=youtu.be How to stop feeling overwhelmed right now | Mel Robbins https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4zEBjqhwobA&feature=youtu.be
009: Keeping “It” Real
Live It Or Waste It
Word of the Week: Consistency Do what you need to do to get the job done. Slow and steady wins the race. This week Dave Wein talks about how things have been going for him, has he been able to continue to implement the tips and strategies we’ve been discussing for weeks now. The answer is yes, but he has been struggling with… consistency. 04:28 – Dave Wein “lives it” everyday but how it unfurls differs from the way he’s planned it out 06:15 – Do you ever feel like the pressure of the things you have to do is like a boulder sitting on your back? 11:18 – David G is trying to get back on his morning routine now that he has his Sleep Apnea machine – he is even dabbling with exercise! 15:12 – Wein is still in the mode of getting stuff done 16:42 – Get yourself a foam roller 18:25 – When you change your life, prepare for people around you to stay the same 22:43 – Decisions in the moment are so important. When you make different decisions you begin to live your life differently 27:08 – The people around you may make different decisions and you need to respect them for where they are in their journey Referenced on the show: Smash Your Comfort Zone with Cold Showers: How to Boost Your Energy, Defeat Your Anxiety, and Overcome Unwanted Habits by Jesse Harless https://www.amazon.com/Smash-Your-Comfort-Zone-Showers-ebook/dp/B07K2KLC3Y Foam Roller https://www.amazon.com/321-STRONG-Foam-Roller-Myofascial/dp/B01FOS1WJK/ref=sr_1_4?dchild=1&keywords=foam+roller&qid=1570553654&sr=8-4
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