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Episode #082 - Focusing on Goals Through Adversity

WELCOME TO EPISODE #082 OF THE ENRICH YOUR SOUL PODCAST

There is nothing more frustrating that being focused on a goal, kicking it off properly, building momentum and then

SCREEEEEECH!

Roadblock.

If you’ve not been there, you will be. Anyone who pursues a goal, big or small, professional or personal, will encounter this. The bigger the goal, the bigger the adversity.

So, what do you do about it?

In this episode, I will share 4 tips on how to overcome adversity when pursuing your goals. These have worked wonders for me in achieving some monster, and minor, goals in my life and I’ve utilized them with scores of people I’ve coached.

I will dive into the following tactics to adhere to when things go sideways (and they will):

1) Reset your mindset

2) Pause for gratitude

3) Go back to your plan

4) Don’t overcompensate

Do you have a topic you'd like me to discuss? You can contact me by email at rich@richbracken.com or on Twitter and Instagram @richbracken1. 

Thank you for all of your amazing support as the podcast has continued to grow.

Please share and review on iTunes when you have a moment! It would be greatly appreciated.

Photo by Jamie Street on Unsplash





Episode #063 - The Beauty of Scars

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We are all made of scars.

Whether they be physical, mental or emotional, my hope is that you have a few.

Not that I wish pain on you, but scars indicate two very important elements of life:

1) You've put yourself out there and have endured some sort of adversity

2) You are stronger than whatever caused it

As I listened to "Made of Scars" by Stone Sour during my workout the other day, I noticed the scars on my body more and then started thinking about the internal scars that I've endured.

Rather than pity myself, I was overwhelmed with pride. There is a certain power that comes from knowing that you rose up and moved forward after an interruption in your life.

That's what scars show.

In this episode I describe how I changed my perspective on my scars, inside and out, and I empower you to do the same. This mental change will bring you a new source of pride and strength in your everyday life.

Do you have a topic you'd like me to discuss? You can contact me by email at rich@richbracken.com or on Twitter and Instagram @richbracken1. 

Thank you for all of your amazing support as the podcast has continued to grow.

Please share and review on iTunes when you have a moment! It would be greatly appreciated!

Photo by Zoshua Colah on Unsplash

 

 

Episode #042 - Own Your Om | The Immediate Benefits of Meditation

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With the hustle and bustle of your daily life, it's critical that you carve out time for self-care. One of the easiest and most effective things you can do is meditate.

While it's often seen as a religious act, meditation is nothing more than a focused practice of mindfulness and calm. Having practiced meditation for over 15 years, I can sense the times where I practice more regularly vs. not. The events in my life also skew more positive, rewarding and challenges seem less daunting.

Add in the fact that it's proven to benefit your health by reducing mortality by 50%, lowering your heart rate and reducing stress, there's no reason not to give it a shot.

In this episode I'll share how it's impacted my life and how I've helped hundreds of others realize the benefit of including 30 minutes of meditation a day into your life.

There are numerous apps that can also help you get started and stay consistent with your meditation including Calm, Headspace and Meditation Studio. 

I also discuss sharing my personal meditation playlist, which will be growing, so please follow it below.

Let me know how you're battling the same issues and know that you have tons of support. You can contact me by email at rich@richbracken.com or on Twitter and Instagram @richbracken1. 

Thank you for all of your amazing support as the podcast has continued to grow.

Please share and review on iTunes when you have a moment! It would be greatly appreciated!

Have an amazing day!

Episode #015 - Kaleigh Gilchrist

Olympic Gold Medalist & Top World Surfer Kaleigh Gilchrist    Photo Credit:  Valerie Fox Photography

Olympic Gold Medalist & Top World Surfer Kaleigh Gilchrist  

Photo Credit: Valerie Fox Photography

WELCOME TO EPISODE #015 OF THE ENRICH YOUR SOUL PODCAST WITH KALEIGH GILCHRIST!

We who sit on the couch watching sports or stand in the crowd cheering on our favorite athletes  forget sometimes about the dedication, focus and hard work these amazing individuals put in to their passion.

Not only was it incredible evident in this podcast how hard you have to work to be a top athlete, Kaleigh Gilchrist does it in 2 different sports!

Join me as I have an inspiring conversation with one of the most talented, hard-working, humble and hilarious people I've ever talked with. Kaleigh shares some of her stories of long hours and continuing to challenge herself to become, and stay, at the top of her game.

In this episode you'll learn a few things from Kaleigh:

  • How to set and build momentum towards your goals
  • How taking a few minutes after you complete a task to capture the good and bad can help you improve tomorrow
  • How to implement self-care even when your schedule is as hectic as hers
  • How to push through the moments of frustration by focusing on your end game
  • What makes her laugh

After the podcast, you can read more and follow Kaleigh's journey to the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo at kaleighgilchrist.com and you can find her on social media at the following links:

Twitter - @KGilchrist15

Instagram - @kaleighgilchrist

Facebook - @kaleighgilchrist15