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Building A Better You HQ Podcast

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BBY025 Receiving Criticism and Feedback

April 23rd, 2015


In this episode we discuss how to deal with criticism and feedback. I discuss the emotions you might feel about criticism, taking into account who you’re receiving criticism from, and what to say when you receive it. I …

BBY024 Giving Good Feedback

April 15th, 2015


In today’s episode we talk about feedback: why it’s important, considering the relationship, and how to give it. My answer is with love and logic, not to be confused with the parenting book. I mentioned a technique …

BBY023 Richard Shell’s Springboard

April 1st, 2015


I recently read this great book by Richard Shell called Springboard: Launching Your Personal Search for Success. I highly recommend this book as food for thought for clarifying your goals, defining success, and general …

BBY022 Condolences and Congratulations

March 19th, 2015


I recently have had to write some condolence letters and some congratulatory notes. This episode reports what I learned.

BBY021 The First Step To Riches

February 26th, 2015

This week I talk about the first step to getting rich: thrift. I have several links of resources I refer to in the episode. Don’t miss the video from the Harvard student who paid off his debt in a year. Links: Dean …

BBY020 Toastmasters

February 18th, 2015


This week’s episode we have a conversation with Linda Rhea, the District 26 Governor. We talk all things Toastmasters–speaking, leading, and …

BBY019 Stephen Covey’s 7th Habit – Sharpen the Saw

February 5th, 2015


This is the last installment in our review of “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People”. We talk about sharpening the saw and personal bank accounts.

BBY018 Covey’s 6th Habit Synergize

January 25th, 2015


This week I discuss Stephen Covey’s 6th Habit: Synergize.

BBY017 Covey’s 5th Habit Understand First, Then Seek to be Understood

January 15th, 2015


This week we’re on Habit 5 of Stephen Covey’s 7 Habits. This is a great lesson in communication. During this week I reference several other books on …

BBY016 Stephen Covey’s 7 Habits Reviewed: Habit 4 Win-Win

December 29th, 2014


This is the fourth in the series. We’ll talk about thinking win-win, Ayn Rand’s Trader Principle, and lunchbox trades. Please leave any feedback in the comments section.

015 Stephen Covey’s 7 Habits: Habit 3 Putting First Things First

December 23rd, 2014


This week, we’re reviewing the third habit from Stephen Covey’s 7 Habits: Putting First Thing First. I mention Peter Drucker’s “Effective Executive“, which has a chapter called First Things First.

014 Stephen Covey’s 7 Habits: Habit 2 Begin with the End in Mind

December 15th, 2014


Habit two is the “Begin with The End In Mind”. Perfect discussion around this time of new year’s resolutions, goal setting and year end reflection.

013 Covey’s 1st Habit

December 9th, 2014


Whether you call it intentionality or living by choice, Stephen Covey covered it in the first of his seven habits: Be Proactive. This is the first in a series where I’ll be discussing Stephen R. Covey’s 7 Habits of …

012 Writing Thank You Notes

November 27th, 2014


Writing thank you notes are a great way to improve your life. This week, I talk about why and how to write thank you notes. I also review Charles Murray’s “The Curmudgeon’s Guide to Getting Ahead”. Show links: Charles …

011 Kirk Barbera on Good Literature

November 20th, 2014


This week, we have Kirk Barbera on as a guest. We talk about how great literature can help you live a great life. Links from the show: Kirk Barbera’s site GL Squared (Podcast) Gone With The Wind Rudyard Kipling’s If

010 Pomodoro Technique

November 4th, 2014


The Pomodoro Technique is one of the easiest ways to create a focused work structure for yourself. We discuss how I apply the Pomodoro Technique and give some tips on how to apply it. Links: Pomodoro PDF Online Pomodoro …

BBY009 Prioritize

October 29th, 2014


In today’s episode, I recommend a book and talk about what to do when you have a ton of work to do. Links relevant to today’s show: Steven Pressfield’s “The War of Art” The Legend of Bagger Vance Stephen Covey’s 7 …

008 Luis Tavel Part 2

October 22nd, 2014


This is part two of the interview with Luis Tavel. We talk about communication, professional dress, and social media. He even makes a suggestion of what to buy if you only have $200 to your name. Links from the show: …

007 Interview with Luis Tavel on personal branding (Part 1)

October 15th, 2014


This is the first part of a two part series. Luis Tavel and I talk about personal branding. If you want to find out more about Luis, his website is here.    

006 The Mindset Episode

October 7th, 2014


This episode is a discussion about and book review of Dr. Carol Dweck’s book “The Mindset”. What areas do you have a fixed mind set? What areas do …

005 Nathan Ohren on Journaling (Plus a bonus 30 day challenge)

September 30th, 2014


This week I pushed up an interview with Nathan Ohren to get the word out on the 30 Day Digital Challenge. It starts on October 1! Journaling is one …

004 Interview with Theresa Letman: Using Your Skills to Get A Better Job

September 23rd, 2014


This week, I interview Theresa Letman about her most recent job change. I am probably biased, but I think she used all of her skills to get the perfect job for her. We talk about her visual resume.

003 Three ways to make your SMART goals smarter

September 16th, 2014


On today’s episode, I talk about SMART goals and suggest three C’s from Locke and Latham’s work on goal setting to make your SMART goals smarter.

002 Nathan Shafer on Ninjas, Heroes, and the Most Powerful Word in English

September 9th, 2014


Nathan Shafer Nathan and I discuss heroes, goals, and the most powerful word in the English language. I’ve included links to all of the resources …

001 Building A Better You HQ – Introduction and Welcome

September 2nd, 2014


Listen to my first episode, where I introduce myself and my show.

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