AppleBell Radio EP012 – Define Your Own Rules for Success

Success is a very tricky word.  What does it even mean?  As it turns out, simply adopting others’ definitions of success can be a little problematic.  For this week’s episode, we have a special guest, our friend Garrett Cathcart, to help us tackle this very important topic.

If we know one for sure, it is that words like happiness and success do not have universal definitions – they depend greatly on your individual goals and values.  In this podcast, we share some personal stories about our search for ‘success’.  Unfortunately, we can’t offer much of a formula, because ultimately, life is your game to play and YOU get to make the rules.

After listening, we’d encourage you to take some time to think about how you currently define success.  Have you ever given it much thought?  If not, you might be surprised at what you come up with.  Regardless, at least now you’ll be making conscious decisions that are aligned with your values.  Even if that doesn’t change much, adding some awareness and intention to your decision-making process is always a good thing!

We’d love to hear how you define success, and how you reached your definition.  Send us your thoughts!

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AppleBell Radio EP011 – The Power of Growth Mindset

It is absolutely possible to create real, positive changes in our lives across every dimension.  Not only can we lose weight and get stronger, we can also change we way think and behave.  Understanding ‘growth mindset’ is the key to unlocking our true potential.  For too long, we’ve been told to accept certain traits and characteristics as fixed – it’s just the way we are.  Not necessarily!

On this episode of AppleBell Radio, we debunk the fixed mindset and share some strategies for improving your life physically, mentally, and emotionally.  Adopt the growth mindset and the world will really open up for you!

If you’re looking for a little more on this concept, you should also check out our blog post on The Truth About Talent.

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AppleBell Radio EP010 – Why Boundaries Matter

Over the past 10 years, we’ve seen a really powerful trend toward embracing words like authenticity and vulnerability.  This is great news.  People like Brene Brown and Esther Perel have helped us to adopt a new framework and re-think what it means to be truly connected.  However, one component of the equation is often overlooked – Boundaries.

Whether it is resisting the temptation to overshare, learning to say no, or addressing inappropriate behavior, our ability to set clear boundaries is the key to unlocking the most generous and compassionate selves.

In this week’s episode, we get into some ways to identify and set boundaries in your personal and professional life.  If you’re the type that loves to help others and is driven to do ‘more’, chances are, you could use some help with boundaries.

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AppleBell Radio EP009 – Sweat Together, Stay Together

In this week’s episode of AppleBell Radio, we dig deep into the benefits of breaking a sweat with your partner (one of them is better sex).  We also address some of the barriers and challenges around exercising together and offer some tips to avoid these pitfalls.

Sharing in physical activity is relatively easy, so don’t make it more complicated that it needs to be.  You don’t have to be training partners or compete with one another.  Simply carving out some time for a hike, run, or workout is totally sufficient.

We’d love to hear from you on this!  What have you done that works well?  What makes it difficult?

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AppleBell Radio EP008 – The Magic of Cooking at Home

Cooking at home is arguably the single best thing you can do to improve your health, wealth, and relationships.  It really does have magical powers.  We’ve challenged ourselves to eat as many home-cooked meals as possible and the results have been amazing…so we thought it important to share on this week’s podcast episode.

This conversation (like many of our conversations) starts with mindfulness.  We dive into the importance of engaging in the process of sourcing and preparing our meals, and we re-frame cooking as a meaningful part of our lives rather than a chore.

We also cover some of the most common reasons (or excuses) for eating out so much.  If you feel like you make boring recipes, don’t know what to buy, or just can’t cook…we’re here to help.

Bottom line: If you commit to cooking at home, you’ll eat better, save money, and grow closer to your family.  We challenge you to do it more!

We mention some good resources in this episode such as meal delivery services like Hello Fresh and Blue Apron; meal plans like Paleo Leap; and documentaries like Cooked.

We’d love to hear from you.  What works well?  What is holding you back?

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AppleBell Radio EP007 – Mindful Spending

We’ve recently realized that it is damn expensive just to be alive.  As individuals and as a family, we’d like to think that we’re pretty responsible with money.  We try to live within our means, avoid silly purchases, and save a few bucks for a rainy day.  We thought that we were doing it right…until we looked a little closer and discovered that we too, had been caught in the trap!

While we both have good jobs and we’re able to meet our monthly financial obligations, we’ve gotten to the point where those obligations are just too many.  It all happened so fast and expectedly.  We bought a little house, a basic car, had a baby and BOOM…next thing you know, we’ve got a long list of expenses that seem to be non-negotiable.  There’s the mortgage and car insurance and electric bill and daycare and on and on it goes.  We just felt stuck.

However, after taking a good look at our monthly obligations and spending, we did identify a number of ways to reduce our overhead.

On this episode, we help you think about not just how you spend, but how you think about spending.  We illuminate the common ways that many of us mindlessly spend.  We also shed light on some simple ways that you can be much more mindful about how you allocate your funds.  Bottom line: You have way more control over your finances than you might imagine.

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AppleBell Radio EP006 – How to take back, and own, your time

PRIORITIES…dun dun dun!  If I were to say, “You don’t lack time, you lack priorities”, whose voice would you hear?  Your parents?  Your high school coach?

This episode is all about priorities, and how we can use them to take back our time, own our decisions, and live our life with intention.  Our goal is for you to think of the word, “priority” with much less judgement and much more empowerment.

The truth is, we all have pretty well established priorities.  The way you spend your time and live your life is a reflect of them.  The problem is that many of us haven’t taken the time to examen our choices and understand why we make them.  In this discussion, we highlight strategies to become more mindful in how we set our priorities and live consistent within them.

Thinking hard about how we use our time and establishing clear priorities is a fantastic way to improve our quality of life and productivity.  Jeni has put together a really handy exercise to help you walk through the process.  If you’d like a copy of it, just send her a note at Jeni@AppleBellWellness.com and she’ll get you one right away.

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Please stay in touch and let us know how you like the show.  You can email us at Jeni@AppleBellWellness.com or Blayne@AppleBellWellness.com…or find us on social media.  If you have suggestions, questions, or topics for the podcast, we’d love to hear them!

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