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Tina Greenbaum: How to Deal with Anxiety and Uncertainty – TPS417

Tina Greenbaum works with executives who want to increase their performance level in high stakes, high-pressure situations. An Optimal Performance Specialist and Sports Psychology Consultant, Tina’s signature program, Mastery Under Pressure empowers leaders and their teams using cutting-edge technology, neuroscience, energy psychology, sports psychology, and current learning theory.

Tina is a trained psychotherapist who intuitively knew that there was a better way of treating eating disorders.
She now focuses on anxiety, teaching people how to train the mind to overcome its reaction to perceived danger.
If you practice deep diaphragmatic breathing, when you are in a difficult situation, the deep breathing will happen naturally.
If you have a lot of worrying thoughts, ask, “Do my thoughts produce something useful for me?”
Stress comes when you seem to be out of control.
People under stress don’t see their options.
When you feel you don’t have control, ask, “What can I do now?”
When we live in the past or future, we need to get back to the present.
The issues of those in higher positions have different kinds of problems to solve and they still have to manage their anxiety.
Good leaders have faith they can find answers to their problems.
Resilient people have a specific language they use. Tina gives us examples.
People get used to their comfort zone and have to learn to tolerate the uncertainty that comes with change.
Tina offers suggestions for dealing with uncertainty.
The challenge is living in a state of curiosity.
It’s important to understand why you can’t get instant results. Tina explains.
Meditation quiets the amygdala and builds new connections to the prefrontal cortex, which helps you make better decisions.
If you want to change anything in your life, you have to change yourself.
The secret lies not in what you are doing but in who you are being.

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Douglas Vermeeren: How Thoughts Become Things – TPS416

Douglas Vermeeren has personally interviewed business leaders and companies like Nike, Reebok, Fruit of the Loom, FedEx, American Airlines, United Airlines, Microsoft and many others to share their success secrets with you. ABC television and FOX Business refer to him as the modern-day Napoleon Hill. He is also the producer and director of three out of the top ten personal development movies ever made as well as the new film How Thoughts Become Things. Douglas has authored three books in the Guerrilla Marketing series. He is a regularly featured expert on FOX, CNN, ABC, NBC, CTV,  CBC, and others.


Doug tells us why he decided to interview business leaders and how doing so affected him.
Networking skills are really important and most people are playing a small game.
Ask people to introduce you to others.
Successful people like to help up-and-comers.
When you get an intuitive idea, you have to take action.
Success is doing what you love even when it’s hard.
We talk about the whole idea of thinking big.
Your net worth is not about money. What does your network value?
Your net worth does not equal your self-worth.
What we need more than motivation is momentum.
All habits become habits because they give us a return.
What “The Universe” means.
If you are in an expanding mode, you are being authentic.
We talk about what abundance is.
Money is never the root of money problems and does not guarantee happiness.
During the COVID episode, fear is keeping people from seeing possibilities.
All of our characteristics are being magnified during COVID.
There are a lot of changes that are being made in business and personal lives.
The movie How Thoughts Become Things tries to answer the “how” question.
Some people find value in negative experiences.
Top achievers don’t run from problems, they solve them.

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Mariana Ruiz: Love of a Challenge & A Desire for Impact Drives Her Success – TPS415

Mariana Ruiz is a Certified Business Coach + Consultant, international best-selling author, and the Founder and CEO of The Impact Driven Entrepreneur – a company that is on a mission to transform coaches into Thriving Impactful CEOs with The Profitable Impact Formula Mythology. She uses her background in brain science, hospital administration, and 13 years of marketing, sales, and business experience to help you get results.


Coaches often go into business without understanding how to manage teams or money
Working in ICU taking care of patients recovering from brain surgery and later as a transplant coordinator, Mariana had to experience death on a deep level which led to a spiritual focus.
Mariana’s love of challenge has driven her as a business owner to build a team and a bigger business.
Marketing to a person’s identity determines her marketing.
We talk about how she runs her business differently because of the coronavirus.
Business owners need to keep investing in their business and to keep marketing.
“We are here for you” has become a trite phrase used by corporations.
Mariana’s clients are dealing with both the fear and overwhelm they are dealing with because of the changes they are going through.
Understanding brain science along with awareness can help people deal with how they fear now.
Certainty is an illusion.
We talk about the internal changes, such as values, younger people are going to go through now.
Leaders often feel like outsiders. Mariana talks about how being an outsider has become an advantage.

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How Not Getting Your Childhood Needs Met Affects Your Finances – TPS414

For any one of a number of reasons, many children don’t get their needs met. As adults, this can translate into underearning, chronic dissatisfaction, or lack of accomplishment. In this episode, I share what I’ve learned after working with many people who have this issue.


An issue I’ve seen play out with clients and the Intention + Action Coaching Group that I lead.
The situation doesn’t create the feeling, the feelings create the situation. I explain
I talk about the various situations where young children don’t get their needs met.
In the Intention + Action Coaching Group, we had a discussion about not getting your needs met and how it affects your ability to create financial wealth and related feelings.
During this period of time, it’s very easy to feel you aren’t getting your needs met.
How can you shift emotionally so you can perceive that your needs are being met?
Every individual situation is different.
This is the time to ask yourself, why do I need to get through this?
In order to get guided to your solution, it helps to get fear out of the way.
Thoughts, beliefs, and emotions are not separate. They are intertwined. And everyone’s combination of thoughts, beliefs, and emotions are different.
Everything in your outer world is a reflection of your inner world.
What’s going on now is the perfect opportunity for examining your inner world.

The Fantasy Bond

Episode about Touch Deprivation

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REPLAY: Loretta Bruening – Tame Your Anxiety – Parts 1 and 2

Loretta is the author of Habits of a Happy Brain and others. Her latest book is Tame Your Anxiety, which is all about the brain chemicals that cause uncomfortable feelings when you feel under threat – real or imagined. In this episode, she helps me understand an episode of financial fear I experienced, along with other topics.


Loretta explains why she decided to write her newest book, Tame Your Anxiety.
Mental health is a skill that has to be developed.
We talk about how natural it is to compare yourself to others.
If what you’re doing doesn’t feel good, you can change your habits.
We build neural pathways from early experience, but you can build new neural pathways (thus new habits), but it’s more difficult as you grow older.
The urge to be special is universal.
Autopilot is natural because it forms in early childhood.
During early childhood and again during teenage years, patterns are set.
Loretta explains the difference between adrenaline and cortisol.
Cortisol lasts about an hour. It has a half-life of 20 minutes.
I share an experience I had where I felt a rush of financial fear and ask Loretta to explain it in terms of cortisol.
Children pick up the behaviors and emotions of their parents because of mirror neurons.
The goal when you have a cortisol response is to create an alternative pathway.
The idea is to take a step in a new direction immediately.
Loretta shares her 3-step processes for taming anxiety.
Fears are not necessarily logical or rational.
We talk about disappointment.
Loretta wants to talk about how to counteract the fear circuit, which she does in the part of the interview that posts next week.

Part 2 Highlights

Positive feelings come from the “happy” brain chemicals, which include dopamine, serotonin, oxytocin, and endorphins.
Dopamine is about the anticipation of reward. But it stops as soon as you get what you want. Then you keep going after what got you the dopamine hit.
Having big dreams gives you a dopamine hit as long as you see that the reward is possible. So, set small goals and continually reach them, and you can continually stimulate dopamine.
When people see their big dreams are out of reach, they switch to saving the world, which is a grandiose dream.
When saving the world is also out of reach, a person will become bitter, which puts them in a one-up position and this stimulates serotonin.
You have to applaud your small steps in order to release serotonin.
Focus on what you want in the moment.
Loretta talks about her social anxiety and feeling at risk of criticism – and how she overcame it.
You can train yourself to understand that other people are not going to fill your needs.
It’s not realistic to expect “the applause of the world.”
You have to tell yourself something realistic that you can get.
We talk about how people can divert their attention when they worry about money.
Ask, how can I feel better in a moment of stress?
The animal brain has confidence that it can solve problems.

Loretta’s site:

Loretta’s new book: Tame Your Anxiety

Loretta’s books on Amazon or Barnes & Noble

Loretta’s other interviews on this podcast:

How to Activate and Enjoy Your Happy Brain Chemicals

The Brain Science of Positivity

REPLAY: How Feeling Like an Outsider Affects Your Life

I had another AHA moment recently that took my emotional understanding to a deeper level and I think a number of you will relate to what I discuss in this episode.
The understanding is about how the feeling of being an outsider, which starts in early childhood, affects many of our relationships as well as our business and financial outcomes.


I review the idea that your emotions are the creative force behind your life stories.
When you feel like an outsider, you feel less connected and connection is what we, as humans, need.
Our culture has encouraged feelings of separateness and aloneness.
I share the moment I realized that I have a habit of feeling like an outsider, even though as an adult I’m not treated like one.
I examined where in my body, I felt the outsider feeling and I share what I found and how it affects when I’m with people.
The affirmation that came into my head was I honor and respect my uniqueness.
The idea is to try to remember how you felt as a child and how you were treated that caused you to withdraw internally.
If your real religious views vary from those of the members of your spiritual group, it can cause outsider feelings.
I talk about how debt has, on occasion, allowed me to maintain my position as an outsider.
Being an outsider is part of my identity, so I create life stories in order to maintain that identity.
In order to make and sustain a lot of money, it helps to feel connected.
If you feel like an outsider, it may not be true.
The feelings that go along with feeling like an outsider are aloneness, feeling separate.
I’m going to put together an accountability group. If this interests you in any way, email me at

Letting Go of Your Aloneness – audio

Victoria Price: Heart-Centered Practices Can Help You Get Through These Times – TPS413

As an inspirational speaker, author, and coach, Victoria Price encourages each of us to co-create a Legacy of Love through a heart-centered practice. Along with writing her popular blog, Daily Practice of Joy, Victoria is the author of three books — including the recently published Living Love: 12 Heart-Centered Practices to Transform Your Life! In 2016, Victoria became a nomad. Now, over four years later, she remains “intentionally home-free” as her core heart-centered practice. She lives on the road with her beloved dog Allie.

Victoria explains what led her to let go and give her things away and start living her nomadic life.
She explains how she had to listen to and trust her inner voice as she was led on her journey.
What we don’t know can lead us to solutions.
We are born programmed to love and we are taught not to listen to our hearts.
Victoria’s father was Vincent Price and her mother and step-mother were both well-known. There were a lot of conflicts and fear around money.
We talk about some of the downsides with celebrity and wealth and Victoria’s study of celebrity.
Celebrity asks you to become a persona, so we grow up idealizing emptiness.
Victoria explains how she realized she spent too much time in her head and developed a joy-centered practice that allows her to get connected to her heart.
She came to understand that joy meant the pure and simple delight of being alive and to do that, she had to remember what brought her joy as a child.
When you develop heart-centered habits, you are aligning with love.
I ask Victoria how she applies her practice to what’s going on in the world so she can maintain her joy and love.
Living in our heads instead of hearts is a cause of many of today’s societal problems.
What’s going on with the virus is a wake-up call for us to see how we have been out of inner alignment.
Victoria shares how her life and work is going to change because of the world situation and what she has to let go of.
We have to trust that there is a bigger picture – one where there is more equality. And to experience that equality many will have to give up things they think they need and are important.
We talk about some things that are going to have to change, including what we think is possible.
When we realize that we have enough, all this grabbing, and having, and needing has to shift.
Inequalities are coming to the surface and we are seeing the limit to what human ingenuity can do.

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How to Thrive During This Difficult Time – TPS412

In this episode, I share some of my ideas about how to maintain a positive attitude about the future despite what’s going on. You have choices as to what you’re going to think about and how you’re going to feel.


You can have empathy for what’s going on and still move forward with your life.
Each one of us has the opportunity to say, “Where am I now and where do I want to be in the future?” even though, at this moment, the future is so unknown.
The survival skill for today is to learn that you are ok today and you are learning what you need to learn..
If you can have a positive view of your future and get out of your fear of the present, you’ll have an easier time finding a pathway forward.
The bigger the mountain you have to climb, the more you have to have faith in your ability to get from where you are, to where you want to be.
If you can let go of the fear and have a positive view of the future, surviving what we are all going through will be a whole lot easier.
Talk to people and exchange ideas.
If you want to survive this thing, you have to believe that you can.
I feel as if we are in a space between where we are and where we are going.

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Dr. Kristina Hallett: Emotional Intelligence Can Boost Your Business – TPS411

Dr. Kristina Hallett is a Board-Certified Clinical Psychologist, TEDx Speaker, and Associate Professor of Psychology with over 25 years of experience working with organizations and individuals. She offers a fresh look at our commonly held beliefs about well-being, serving as a catalyst for change by inviting shifts in mindset, perspective and everyday practices. She speaks internationally in several areas –resilience, radical self-care, harnessing the positive power of stress, and living your best life through self-compassion.


Kristina debunks the idea that you have to love yourself before you can love someone else.
Even if a mother doesn’t bond well with a child, there are still ways to experience connection.
We talk about how a person can remove heart blocks to connecting.
Music is a way to help someone connect to their emotions.
It’s important for leaders to give energy to learning emotional intelligence.
We talk about the value of emotional intelligence.
Brain health and neuroplasticity work best when people have new challenges.
In order to change, a person has to have a definite internal motivation.
How you are at home reflects how you are in business and visa-versa.
Becoming aware of the physical effects of stress can act as a motivation for a behavioral change.
Repeating small changes is the best path to effective change.
I’m not good enough is one of the major strands to understanding why people behave the way they do.
It helps to be aware of where you learned to believe that you’re not good enough.
Long-term therapy can re-traumatize someone.

Kristina’s website

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Finding Opportunities and Creating a New Normal – TPS410

It’s as if the whole world is turning upside down as we go through this unprecedented period of our lives. It’s important to rise above the fear so you can see the opportunities that abound and take action in a new direction. It’s up to us to create the new normal.


At a Zoom meeting I had recently, we all agreed that we aren’t going to go back to the old normal.
What are you going to do to plan a future without a model to work from?
It’s hard to come up with good ideas when you are in fear.
There are always ways of thinking outside of the box. There’s a problem if you’re afraid of technology.
Your brain is going to tell you that change is dangerous.
Think of a positive future. It’s time to let go of the things you really don’t like to do.
There are always options.
Allow your life to be a little more spontaneous.
I talk about the restaurant business and how they might change how they deliver their food.
The future is whatever you make it and you have the option of making new choices.
You may have to learn new skills.
What is a skill that you have that you can do differently while collaborating with other people?
During this time, learn something new.
This is the winter of the planet when things are dormant.

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