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Make Better Games, where there’s mainly talk about goals and a few games.
Explore. Take a look around. We’ll talk in a bit.
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Controller from Pixabay.com.
Yes, there are more excellent games out there than any of us have a lifetime to play, so we get what we get.
For me, these are a few of the video games that gave me the most, changing the course of
who I am:
Listen to the cast for more and the how and why they are on the list!
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Wow!! This is my 25th cast already??? 😱 That’s really cool! Definitely grateful for that 😊 (
Podcast 1 throwback!)
What are you grateful for? During the pandemic lock-down, an effort that is meant to save millions of lives, I feel the need to express my appreciation for a few things:
Getting to know myself.
Getting to know others close to me.
Getting to relax.
Getting to daydream.
There are more, though I’m guessing these you’re most likely to empathize with 😉 What would you add to the list?
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Image from Pixabay.com.
Times are tough. That’s true for millions if not more. It’s likely true for you.
Out of all of it, keep this in mind:
You got this. You are strong. You are resilient. Others have survived immense struggles. You have too. You will again.
You got this. And for all the work you’re putting into each day, each hour, that’s awesome. You are awesome. You are incredibly capable.
You got this. You overcome obstacles rather than cower. Even the smallest hurdle will stop those of lesser ability. You are much more than that.
I look forward to hearing of your feats. Hit me up to share your accomplishments – I want to know them, grow from them, for that being shared would be generous indeed.
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April was great! I learned what I do when I’m chill. May is all about applying that while on the road away from everyone. By the time you read this, I’ll already be away! (Don’t worry, podcasts will keep coming!)
The cast this week is a short one so give it a listen 😉
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Checklist from Pixabay.com.
I tried big goals! Itty bitty goals. And a few in between.
Failed a lot along the way, too.
But what’s worked best for me? Listen in to the system I use for defining goals, and therefore, my life.
If you’ve tips and tricks for setting and achieving goals, drop a comment – I’ll owe you one!
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This is a long one. Listen – it’ll be worth it.
Have an announcement I’m leaving in the cast. But to help you, below are abridged bullets my notes on dealing with stress and making decisions when things are uncertain.
(Most of these tips come from my mentors, both
virtual and live, so if anything here helps you, they will be of greater utility!) Dealing With Stress
Stress pencil from Pixabay.com
Eat (fats and proteins).
Cut down the schedule.
Remember and consume intense media.
Discover minimally viable life.
Days > years.
Bonus not included in the cast: Cut down on stimulants. (Looking at you, coffee!) ☕ Making Decisions
Feet and arrows from Pixabay.com
Doing > planning.
What do I enjoy more?
What is required for me to feel satisfied?
Will I be better for having done it?
Am I living my best life? How can I?
What do other people want more?
What would I need to do if I was to die in three months? Six?
What would the decision look like if it were easy?
Make the decisions / choices simpler.
90/10 Principle (upgrade from the
80/20 Principle). Say “no” if I can’t give it a “HELL YES!”
Say “no” if there are no next steps or long term benefits.
Say “no” if I am considering this because of guilt or obligation with no merit for myself.
What’s the worst possible failure? How can we mitigate that?
What would I do if not afraid?
Will worry help the outcome?
What do I fear that lacks unrecoverable risk? 💀
Does it tell a white truth?
How close is this to my sought-for legacy?
Tell me, what are your strategies for dealing with stress? Techniques for making decisions? Comment – I and others could learn a lot from you!
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Last week’s cast talked about those I’ve never met though consult on a daily basis.
This week I thank a few people I who’ve had
impacts on my life, true role models to emulate. unimaginable
Water droplet impact from Pixabay.com
There are more of you out there, those that know not of this podcast, those that listen every week, more than I can count (or include in a <15 minute ‘cast!) – I adore you ❤ This is no slight to you, merely a recognition of the gifts others have made.
Such acts of gratitude are supposed to be cathartic, especially in times such as those we find ourselves in. I highly recommend you to try the same – come up with the role models in your life, living or dead, and listen to what they teach, watch what they do. They persevere – you will too 😊