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An Owner's Guide for Your Life

54 EpisodesProduced by Tracey BrowningWebsite

Want to live, love, make money and change the world in ways that you’re proud of and enjoy? Join entrepreneur/Life Coach/Psychology professor Tracey Browning as she shares practical ways to live the life you want. A combination of psychology, coaching, common sense (a flower that doesn’t grow in eve… read more

54 Episodes | 2021 - 2022

Perpetual Improvement or Continuous Responsiveness? [OG53]

February 23rd, 2022


It's tiresome to consider ourselves perpetual self-improvement projects. The underlying thoughts and feelings aren't the most stable of foundations when we think we have to be different, better, other than who we are.  

TV Theme Songs, A Dominatrix and You [OG52]

February 16th, 2022


I sure hope you're wondering what these three things have in common.

We'll talk about Psych, one of my favorite TV shows, and what they do with their …

Are You ThoughtFULL? [OG51]

February 9th, 2022


I'm not talking about Southern hospitality or the "oh, that's so nice of you" kind of thoughtful. There's nothing wrong with it. In fact, I happen to …

Behind The Scenes of a Business Startup [OG50]

February 2nd, 2022


It's my 50th episode. Take a second and celebrate with me!

Now, come behind the scenes with me to see what's happening as we prepare to launch a new business venture. 

If you're an entrepreneur or thinking of becoming …

Willing and Unwise [OG49]

January 26th, 2022


I've started an additional business venture and am hearing the story of "Acres of Diamonds" with a fresh perspective. You've likely heard the story where the farmer sells his farm to go look for diamonds and the guy who …

How To Grow Your Emotional Intelligence [OG48]

January 19th, 2022


Emotional intelligence.

Everyone on this planet can benefit from knowing and growing it. Understanding how our emotions can work FOR us, not against us. Realizing that feelings are telling us things about ourselves and …

One Size Does Not Fit All [OG47]

January 11th, 2022


Inspiration hits in all kinds of places, doesn't it? I was in the middle of cleaning my closet when I came across a "one size fits all" t-shirt and …

One Small Thing [OG46}

January 4th, 2022


Welcome to 2022!

I get happy about new things- new year, new projects, new notebooks. They're fresh and clean and open to possibility.

I like to begin my new year with a super simple life check-in. I'll walk you through …

Don't Make New Year's Resolutions

December 28th, 2021


It's that time of year. Seems like everyone around is making (and will soon be breaking) their New Year's resolutions. 

I like my approach better. …

The High Five Habit [OG43]

December 21st, 2021


Today we're talking about Mel Robbins' new book The High Five Habit.

She shares a simple and oh-so-powerful habit change that you can make right now. …

The Entertainment Center That Would Not Die [OG42]

December 16th, 2021


This quote "Don’t cling to a mistake just because you spent a lot of time making it" immediately reminded me of my in-laws' entertainment center. …

What Are You Making It Mean? [OG 41]

December 13th, 2021


 I had a strong reaction to someone's decision and realized I was quickly jumping to some conclusions that weren't necessarily true. How often do we catch ourselves doing this? Exploring what we're making it mean can …

The Curse of Knowledge [OG40]

December 9th, 2021


Have you ever gotten frustrated when somebody doesn't understand what you're trying to explain? Or does something you think they shouldn't have done …

Your Best December Ever [OG39]

December 6th, 2021


Hard to believe we're already in December but here we are. Let's take a few minutes to think about what EXACTLY can make this our best December ever. Spending a few minutes now can give you clarity and help you align …

Thoughts on a Hole [OG38]

December 2nd, 2021


Sharing some meditative thoughts about holes (yes, holes) with you today. We’ve all fallen into a hole at some point, speaking figuratively rather …

It's My Birthday- Lessons I've Learned from Life

November 29th, 2021


I am celebrating my birthday by choosing to share a lesson I've learned from each decade of my life. That's SIX lessons since I'm 56 today. I had a …

A Prayer for Thanksgiving

November 24th, 2021


As we prepare to celebrate Thanksgiving here in the United States, I share a prayer from  

Grateful: The Subversive Practice of Giving Thanks a book …

Give Thanksgiving Some Love

November 23rd, 2021


Thanksgiving Day deserves our love and attention.

Sandwiched between Halloween and Christmas, it's easy to rush past it. But let's slow down and savor this time to count our blessings and give thanks.

How To UnGrump Yourself

November 22nd, 2021


Have you ever felt grumpy? Mad at the world? Stressed? Of course, you have because you’re human. But just because you feel it, doesn’t mean you have to stay mired in those feelings.

Byron Katie’s “The Work” gives us …

8,388,608 is My New Favorite Number [OG34]

November 19th, 2021


I’ve got a new favorite number and it’s a doozy:  8,388,608.

That’s eight million, three hundred and eighty-eight thousand, six hundred and eight.

Hop on with me for a few minutes.

Let’s talk about what we’re really …

Grace and Space

November 18th, 2021


Grace and space. Give it to yourself, give it to others.

Grace to be a real human, not a fake-perfect model. Space to feel what you feel and do what you do. Even the ‘mostly happy’ of us feel sad, disappointed, …

Everything is Working FOR Me [OG32]

November 17th, 2021


How would it change your day, your life, your innermost being if you believed that everything was working FOR you?

Catch the moments when it can help …

National Entrepreneur's Day [OG31]

November 16th, 2021


Raise your glass and let’s toast entrepreneurs! Tuesday, November 16 is National Entrepreneur’s Day and these folks deserve a toast.

What makes an …

Puddle Perspective

November 15th, 2021


There’s a puddle in my yard that’s a huge nuisance to me.

But it’s not a nuisance to everyone. Totally depends on who you are and what you do with it. Quick lesson in perspective here.

World Kindness Day [OG29]

November 12th, 2021


Being kind is one of my superpowers so World Kindness Day is right up my alley.

No kindness is too small to make a difference. Your kindness may be the only one that somebody receives.

I’ve got suggestions for free and …

Downward Dog for Work

November 11th, 2021


In yoga, we use the Downward Dog position to rest and reorient ourselves.

What if we do something similar throughout our work day? I've started experimenting with my Downward Dog for Work strategy and I'm loving it.

See …

Belly Flops and Oddvocados [OG27]

November 10th, 2021


Belly flops, Oddvocados and Misfits Market.

What do they have in common?

You’ll need to listen to find out.

They celebrate something unusual.

And I, after taking a few deep breaths, join in too.

The Gift of Attention [OG26]

November 9th, 2021


Are you paying attention to what’s right in front of you?

What would happen if you REALLY listened to what’s being said?

Or noticed what was taking …

Pause, Assess, Adjust [OG25]

November 8th, 2021


Twenty-five episodes is something to celebrate so do a little happy dance with me.

Then we'll move on to talk about how to pause in work, relationship or life in general to assess what's going on, take a breath and …

What's Your Story?

November 5th, 2021


We all love stories. It's how we learn and how we remember and how we bond.

I believe we can all improve how we tell stories, even if it's only to ourselves (which is what we're doing when we reminisce).

Let's start …

Sometimes Feedback Stinks

November 4th, 2021


Have you ever gotten negative feedback? Did you like it? 

It’s part of life so it makes sense to be able to handle it effectively.

I don’t …

Are You An Asker or Guesser?

November 3rd, 2021


I ran across this idea from a post on a website forum way back in 2007 and it got me thinking- are you an asker or a guesser?

It's an interesting way to look at life, how we interact and what we expect from others.

I …

How To Get Lucky [OG21]

November 2nd, 2021


Want to know how to get lucky?

I've got 5 tips for you. I learned them from my dogs but, hey, you can use them too.

--- Send in a voice message:

Try It- You Might Like It [OG20]

November 1st, 2021


I'm trying something new for the month of November.  #NaPodPoMo is a month-long challenge to release 30 episodes in 30 days.

Gulp. I'm intimidated …

Letting Go [OG19]

October 27th, 2021


As I watch the trees lose their leaves here in the fall season, I’m wondering what WE need to let go.

Most things have a season. It can help us if we take time to consider what it’s the season for in our lives. What do …

Essentialism Part 4: Execute

October 20th, 2021


I'm wrapping up my conversations in this episode about Greg McKeown's book Essentialism.

My friend Karen Backway [physician turned life coach] and I agree that this is an ideal book for anyone who wants to OWN their …

Essentialism Part 3: The Elimination Game

October 13th, 2021


Do you want to live a life of purpose and meaning?

A life defined by your decision to choose less, have it mean more and make a bigger impact?

You’re in the right place.

I’m discussing Greg McKeown’s book Essentialism: …

Essentialism Part 2: Discern The Trivial Many From The Vital Few [OG16]

October 6th, 2021


Do you want to live a life of purpose and meaning?

A life defined by your decision to choose less and have it mean more?

You’re in the right place.

I’m discussing Greg McKeown’s book Essentialism: The Disciplined …

Essentialism Part 1

September 29th, 2021


Essentialism by Greg McKeown is having an immediate impact in my life. 

I am always reading and often talking with my friends about what I'm reading. I've been so impressed with this book AND I have a friend who's read …

How To Deal with Death [OG14]

September 22nd, 2021


Thinking and talking about death can help you figure out how you want to live.

Sure, these can be uncomfortable conversations but they don't have to be. They can be liberating, eye-opening and lead to so much more.

My …

Motivation Is More Than Willpower

September 15th, 2021


Your reasons and beliefs drive your life.

In the words of one of my favorite bands The Eagles,

Did you do it for love?
Did you do it for money?
Did you do it for spite?
Did you think you had to, honey?

Understanding …

Why Do We Do What We Do

September 8th, 2021


We are intrigued by the question- WHY do we do what we do? Why do other people do what they do?

Paul even asks the question in the Bible so, rest …

How To Own Your Decisions, Part 2 [OG11]

September 1st, 2021


Decision making is an important element of life- to the tune of thirty-five thousand decisions a day for an average adult. 

I've got some solid …

How To Own Your Decisions, Part 1 [OG10]

August 25th, 2021


Thirty-five thousand decisions. That's how many decisions an average adult faces a DAY.

Decisions are obviously a major part of life so let's refine …

Toxic Positivity- When too much of a good thing is too much of a good thing

August 18th, 2021


Don’t you really just want to be happy? Whether we’re actually feeling happy in this moment or trying to numb our unhappiness or chasing hard after what we think will bring us happiness, the pursuit of happiness …

Are You Happy?

August 11th, 2021


Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness are inalienable rights in the Declaration of Independence. But how important is YOUR happiness?

It's up to you.

You decide how much happiness means to you.

Just like you decide …

You're Doing The Best You Can [OG7]

August 4th, 2021


You’re doing the best you can. We need to hear it and mean it and say it to our own selves and people around us. But so often we don't give ourselves credit for it. We'll talk about why that is and why it matters.

Let’s …

Connections [OG6]

July 28th, 2021


Let's talk connections. Relationships of all sorts and sizes that add texture and meaning to our lives.

Personal, professional, pleasure and proximity friendships that we have in different times and in varying degrees …

When Your Brain Is A Jerk [OG5]

July 21st, 2021


You know how sometimes you yell at yourself? Or whisper? And you can't move forward because now you're listening to your brain tell you all the reasons why it's not a good idea. But it IS a good idea. You're just …

OG4: Own Your Life

July 14th, 2021


Your life is not a pinball game and it doesn't need to be a constant self-improvement project. But what if you feel like you're NOT the owner of your life? Let's explore what that looks like and take a simple step to …

What Are You Feeling?

July 7th, 2021


Being able to identify what you're feeling and evaluate the possible impact can help you decide how to bring your best self into a situation. In the simple framework for life we use, thoughts and feelings are connected. …

How To Manage Your Mind

June 23rd, 2021


You WANT to be your best self and live your best life but how do you begin making it happen?

You learn how to manage your mind. 

Find out what that …

Episode 1: You Have The Power

June 23rd, 2021


You may think your life is not your own- that your parent or spouse or kids or boss are in control of your life. But they aren't. YOU ARE.

You have …


June 18th, 2021


Welcome to An Owner's Guide for Your Life- the podcast that combines psychology, coaching, common sense and FUN! Host Tracey Browning is an …

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