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Erika Marcoux, MA

Host, Editor & Producer of Your Truth Revealed podcast
Erika is the host and producer of YOUR TRUTH REVEALED video podcast. She has a master's degree in somatic counseling psychology and over 15 years of experience in her private practice. She is a nationally-trained mindfulness expert and a yoga instructor. She co-wrote the workbook Foundations of Living Mindfully. Erika is a native to Austin, Texas.

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2 – Know Your Contribution with Art Markman, PhD
Your Truth Revealed podcast
Episode 2 is the second part of an interview with Art Markman, PhD to help you make a contribution and change your behavior to successfully accomplish it. Art Markman is the co-host of the radio show and podcast Two Guys on Your Head produced by KUT. He is on the advisory boards for The Dr. Phil Show and The Dr. Oz Show. He is the author of Smart Thinking, Habits of Leadership, and Smart Change, which is the focus of episodes 1 and 2 of Your Truth Revealed. Feel free to watch episodes 1 and episode 2 on my YouTube channel and subscribe to YOUR TRUTH REVEALED. on my YouTube channel and subscribe to YOUR TRUTH REVEALED. ➤RESOURCES Free Worksheet Smart Change book Two Guys on Your Head Store ➤ SUMMARY What is a contribution and why is it important? Contributions: accomplishing a much larger scale goal that makes a difference to an individual, organization, or society. People who make a contribution take their routine seriously. Achievements are the specific goals you need to develop and complete to make a contribution, a task that has been completed.  What are the 2 types of goals? There are 2 types of goals. Think about your behavior change as a process rather than an outcome.  Outcome goal is the most typical goal people pursue Process goal that focuses on a set of actions you can perform, ongoing procedures Outcome: “I bought a shirt,” rather than Process: “I went shopping for a shirt.”  What are the 3 aspects of making your goals more specific? There are 3 aspects of making your goals more specific: 1.      Action- Think about actions you can take 2.      Obstacles- you must overcome. There are many obstacles to success. a.      Positive thinking alone will not successfully change behavior 3.      Signs- How you will know you’re finished a.      Define all your goals in ways that have specific markers of success Goals- allow yourself the flexibility to change them. We often set unrealistic expectations for the achievement we make on the road toward making a contribution. Why is our brain designed to spend as little time thinking as possible? 1.      Brains are very expensive to operate. It uses 20 – 25% of the calories you burn each day and requires a lot of oxygen and blood flow to keep in running. 2.      The brain requires about the same amount of energy no matter what is is doing. 3.      Your brain wants to minimize the amount of time you spend thinking about anything to make sure the energy cost of thinking does not exceed the value of what you are thinking about. How does the arousal of a goal influence your performance? The relationship between the arousal of a goal and the performance on that goal looks like an upside-down U, the Yerkes-Dodson curve. 1.      Low levels of arousal – you don’t put in much effort to achieve the goal. 2.      Middle levels of arousal – there is a sweet spot where you’re able to focus on the goal and get a lot accomplished. 3.      High levels of arousal – you have so much energy that you have difficulty staying focused on the goal (panic).  ➤CONNECT WITH ME All Episodes Instagram Facebook Business Inquiries: info@erikamarcoux.com ➤ABOUT YOUR TRUTH REVEALED video podcast. Sharing the Power of Self-Knowledge. Be Truthful. Know Yourself. Then Flourish. This original video podcast series offers resources for living your truth that generates an informed and empowered relationship with yourself. Decisions become clearer. Health is easier to maintain. And life feels good! Season one helps you to Be Your Own Health Expert as I interview industry professionals to explore your hidden mental and physical health potential.
1 – Know Your Contribution with Art Markman, PhD
Your Truth Revealed podcast
Episode 1 is the first part of an interview with Art Markman, PhD to help you make a contribution and change your behavior to successfully accomplish it. Art Markman is the co-host of the radio show and podcast Two Guys on Your Head produced by KUT. He is on the advisory boards for The Dr. Phil Show and The Dr. Oz Show. He is the author of Smart Thinking, Habits of Leadership, and Smart Change, which is the focus of episodes 1 and 2 of Your Truth Revealed. Feel free to watch episodes 1 and episode 2 on my YouTube channel and subscribe to YOUR TRUTH REVEALED. ➤RESOURCES Free Worksheet Smart Change book Two Guys on Your Head Store ➤ SUMMARY What is a contribution and why is it important? Contributions: accomplishing a much larger scale goal that makes a difference to an individual, organization, or society. People who make a contribution take their routine seriously. Achievements are the specific goals you need to develop and complete to make a contribution, a task that has been completed.  What are the 2 types of goals? There are 2 types of goals. Think about your behavior change as a process rather than an outcome.  Outcome goal is the most typical goal people pursue Process goal that focuses on a set of actions you can perform, ongoing procedures Outcome: “I bought a shirt,” rather than Process: “I went shopping for a shirt.”  What are the 3 aspects of making your goals more specific? There are 3 aspects of making your goals more specific: 1.      Action- Think about actions you can take 2.      Obstacles- you must overcome. There are many obstacles to success. a.      Positive thinking alone will not successfully change behavior 3.      Signs- How you will know you’re finished a.      Define all your goals in ways that have specific markers of success Goals- allow yourself the flexibility to change them. We often set unrealistic expectations for the achievement we make on the road toward making a contribution. Why is our brain designed to spend as little time thinking as possible? 1.      Brains are very expensive to operate. It uses 20 – 25% of the calories you burn each day and requires a lot of oxygen and blood flow to keep in running. 2.      The brain requires about the same amount of energy no matter what is is doing. 3.      Your brain wants to minimize the amount of time you spend thinking about anything to make sure the energy cost of thinking does not exceed the value of what you are thinking about. How does the arousal of a goal influence your performance? The relationship between the arousal of a goal and the performance on that goal looks like an upside-down U, the Yerkes-Dodson curve. 1.      Low levels of arousal – you don’t put in much effort to achieve the goal. 2.      Middle levels of arousal – there is a sweet spot where you’re able to focus on the goal and get a lot accomplished. 3.      High levels of arousal – you have so much energy that you have difficulty staying focused on the goal (panic).  ➤CONNECT WITH ME All Episodes Instagram Facebook Business Inquiries: info@erikamarcoux.com ➤ABOUT YOUR TRUTH REVEALED video podcast. Sharing the Power of Self-Knowledge. Be Truthful. Know Yourself. Then Flourish. This original video podcast series offers resources for living your truth that generates an informed and empowered relationship with yourself. Decisions become clearer. Health is easier to maintain. And life feels good! Season one helps you to Be Your Own Health Expert as I interview industry professionals to explore your hidden mental and physical health potential.
0 – Introduction to Your Truth Revealed
Your Truth Revealed podcast
Sharing the Power of Self-Knowledge. Be Truthful. Know Yourself. Then Flourish. Launching September 1, 2019 This original video podcast series offers resources for living your truth that generates an informed and empowered relationship with yourself. Decisions become clearer. Health is easier to maintain. And life feels good! Season 1 helps you to “Be Your Own Health Expert” as I interview industry professionals to explore your hidden mental and physical health potential. As a video podcast, you have the option to listen to episodes on your favorite podcast app or watch it on YouTube. In addition, if you want to take action, you can join the discussion and buy trusted products. Remember, what you are striving to become is what you, by nature, already are. Here’s to being your best self! Erika — Erika Marcoux, MA Author of Foundations for Living Mindfully
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Location
Austin, TX, USA
Episode Count
3
Podcast Count
1
Total Airtime
52 minutes, 9 seconds