Don’t Go Here In Your Marriage! – Dr. Mark Crawford (PART 2)

Coach's Notes: This is Part 2. Click Here for Part 1. In this week's special two-part episode of AchievingOPTIMAL I'm  speaking with clinical psychologist Dr. Mark Crawford. This show was recorded LIVE at Barnsley Resort during our recent Couples Planning Retreat. We're going to be chatting about goals, relationships, and the science of marriage. Click here to learn more about the Couples Planning Retreat! Book: "When Two Become Three" - Dr. Mark Crawford Book: "The Obsessive Compulsive Trap"...

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How To Repel What You Really Want

How To Repel What You Really WantSuccess is a planned outcome, not an accident. Success, casually defined as getting what YOU want out of a relationship, a job, or just life in general, is a very good thing. This is what normal, hard-working, mentally healthy people want for their children and it’s what normal, hard-working, mentally healthy people want for themselves as well. But, this success won’t just happen by accident! Success, as well as mediocrity (chronic underperformance), are both...

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Don’t Go Here In Your Marriage! – Dr. Mark Crawford (PART 1)

Coach's Notes: This is Part 1. Click Here for Part 2! In this week's special two-part episode of AchievingOPTIMAL I'm  speaking with clinical psychologist Dr. Mark Crawford. This show was recorded LIVE at Barnsley Resort during our recent Couples Planning Retreat. We're going to be chatting about goals, relationships, and the science of marriage. Click here to learn more about the Couples Planning Retreat! Book: "When Two Become Three" - Dr. Mark Crawford Book: "The Obsessive Compulsive Trap"...

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MARRIAGE IS GOOD… and bad

MARRIAGE IS GOOD and bad. This is not breaking news! Every husband and every wife are imperfect, both gifted and flawed in numerous, often unpredictable ways. Consequently, nowhere is the apostle Paul’s advice from Philippians 4:8 more valuable, more practical, or more enduring than in the arena of marriage.  Consider that every thought you think about your spouse either strengthens or weakens the foundation of the relationship.  Thoughts about your husband are not neutral. Thoughts about your...

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How Do You Talk To Yourself?

Show Notes: I want to tell you the truth about positive self-talk and show you how to get started with it. What is self-talk? Self-talk is the inner dialogue that runs all the time, that inner voice, sometimes positive, sometimes negative. We all talk to ourselves. I used to be skeptic of self-talk until I realized how many world class athletes use positive self-talk as part of the overall preparation ritual, in particular, right before events. I started using it, and I believe so highly in...

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Are You On The Right Mental Diet?

  Show Notes: In this weeks episode of AchievingOPTIMAL I want to focus on a fundamental practice that drives your entire thought process. This fundamental is: Positive Mental Nutrition. In fact, if you're not aware of Positive Mental Nutrition (and especially negative mental nutrition) it can really drain you of energy and motivation. Think about this… to achieve a healthy body you’ve got to have the right quantity and variety of nutrient dense foods. You've got to drink the right amount...

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Dominate Your 20s

Show Notes: Dominate Your 20s If you're in your 20s or if you have loved ones such as your children who are in theirs 20s, this show is for you. Over the years, I have worked with many teenagers and young adults on what it takes to succeed ensuring they have the right foundation for success. Your 20s is an amazing decade of life, especially when it comes to establishing the foundation of a high-character, high-performance way of living. What you do, or what you neglect to do, between...

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5 Questions High Achievers Ask

Show Notes: Questions shape your thinking....and your thinking shapes your life - Coach The power of questions. Questions are very powerful because they steer your thinking in either an upward or downward direction. We constantly ask ourselves questions...and answer those questions...for better or worse. As your coach, I ask questions to help you get to the next level. If you get into habit of asking yourself productive questions, you will create a positive mental atmosphere. Questions...

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New Year’s Resolutions are for Losers!

Show Notes: New Year's resolutions are for Losers! Winners set goals! It's that time of year… I want to talk about something that really works. New Year's resolutions don’t work. Research indicates about half are broken before the end of January and 90% by Valentine's day. You are above New Year's resolutions! You are a goal directed high achiever! New Year's resolutions are often vague… “eat healthier” “get fit” “handle money better” Virtually no value at all. Unless an intention is specific...

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Top 3 Reasons Morning Routines Fall Apart

Show Notes: E.M.S.R.  Your “Early Morning Success Ritual” is one of the most important acts of discipline you can practice. It is the foundation of a productive day. What you do first thing in the morning sets the tone for the entire day.  Strong early morning success ritual = strong day. Mornings have consequences.  What you do first thing in the morning has a ripple effect on the rest of the day.  Why don’t people go to the trouble to develop a E.M.S.R that really works?  They don’t realize...

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