Easy Ways to Improve Critical Thinking - Curves Welcome

February 14, 2019

Easy Ways to Improve Critical Thinking - Curves Welcome

Curves Welcome with Suzie Carr

Most of us want to have more influence over things that matter to us. If you want to effectively lead others in any capacity, and this can be as a parent, coach, employee, employer, community member, in other words, in every conceivable life experience where you want to bring the best to a situation, you need to be able to think critically. 

In this episode, we take a look at 4 simple tips: 

  • Being self-critical
  • Becoming a better listener
  • Gathering facts
  • Developing a forward-thinking mentality 

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Success Magazine article: https://www.success.com/how-to-develop-critical-thinking-skills/

Forbes Coaches Council article: https://www.forbes.com/sites/forbescoachescouncil/2018/04/20/the-seven-key-steps-of-critical-thinking/#69f583516a52

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How to Make Better Decisions - Curves Welcome

January 31, 2019

How to Make Better Decisions

Curves Welcome with Suzie Carr

It can be hard to make a decision. Especially important ones where the risks are great. Sometimes deciding on something is a leap of faith. You’ll never know the outcome until the consequences and benefits of your decision begin to show. What this tells me is kind of comforting in one way. Here’s why. The outcome of the decision is not as important as the act of deciding.

In today's podcast, we take a look at: 

  • Avoid paralysis by analysis
  • 3 tips to make a better decision
  • What to do if the decision fails
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How to Make a Fresh Start - Curves Welcome

January 17, 2019

How to Make a Fresh Start

Curves Welcome with Suzie Carr

Starting over always requires a level of courage that can seem overwhelming. It takes courage to toss aside old ideals for new ones. Whether you're starting over out of necessity for your health, career, and happiness, or you're doing so because you're bored and in need of a challenge, doing so will offer great benefits.

In today's podcast, we take a look at: 

  • Finding your courage after you've lost your way
  • How comfort can be debilitating
  • Capitalizing on change when taking a leap of faith
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What Matters Most - Curves Welcome

January 3, 2019

What Matters Most

Curves Welcome with Suzie Carr

In this episode, I take a step back and reflect on my first ever podcast episode where I asked a provocative question I borrowed from Steve Jobs: If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I’m about to do today. 

We take a look at: 

  • How to set priorities effectively
  • What action to take on priority goals
  • How to ensure you're living your best life
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How to be there for yourself - Curves Welcome

December 20, 2018

How to be there for yourself

Curves Welcome with Suzie Carr

If you could have a chat with your younger self and offer a piece of life advice that would change the destiny of your journey for the better, what would that be? What would that conversation sound like? Would you ever dare talk to her in a negative voice? With a lack of respect for who she was created to be? With distaste that she isn’t more like her friends? Of course you wouldn’t. You would treat her with the kind of wise love you gained through the years.

 
We discuss:
  • How to thrive instead of just survive
  • How to rise out of defeat
  • A new way to view adversity
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The Desire to be Needed - Curves Welcome

December 6, 2018

The Desire to be Needed

Curves Welcome with Suzie Carr

Life is all about giving. About serving. About adding value. About being part of a greater purpose than your own. The desire to feel needed is universal and is healthy as long as it is served in a way that lifts you and betters this world and those who live in it. In this episode, I share a very personal revelation I just learned that has helped me to understand how to embrace the need to be needed in order to live authentically and purposefully.

 
We discuss:
  • Common misconceptions on what drives us
  • Turning wishful thinking on its side and turning to thoughtful action instead
  • Learning to discover what you truly want out of life
  • How to open up to life's unexpected surprises
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Claim Victory Over Life - Curves Welcome

November 22, 2018

Claim Victory Over Life

Curves Welcome with Suzie Carr

When everything in the world tells you to turn around, to go back to where you feel safe, to go back to that place where you don’t have to expose yourself to discomfort, what do you do?

Do you follow the same path as everyone else and oblige? Or do you go toward that unknown anyway in hopes of finding your purpose? 

 
We discuss:
  • Why the most challenging paths are the best for our future
  • How to continue the journey when others whisper your defeat with it
  • When to ignore the naysayers and travel outside the norm
  • How to keep going when everything in you screams for your mercy to stop and go back to comfort
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How to Get to Where You Want to Be - Curves Welcome

November 8, 2018

How to Get to Where You Want to Be

Curves Welcome with Suzie Carr

Most of us spend our time looking ahead. We get excited when we think about an upcoming trip, the beginning of a new television series, summer when it’s winter, a new job, or a holiday. There’s always something to look ahead at. Something that calls us to pay attention to it and be there in our minds instead of where we are. This can be dangerous. 
 
We discuss:
  • Why living in the future is dangerous to your life today
  • How you can better set yourself up for success right now
  • How to connect with yourself on an intimate honest level
  • How to confront that which challenges and scares you
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How to Get in the Zone - Curves Welcome

October 25, 2018

How to Get in the Zone

Curves Welcome

How to get in the zone. I know a lot about this. In fact, I would bet any writer knows about this. To sit down and create a brand new world in 80,000 words, give or take, requires an extreme connection with the zone. You might be a writer, cook, accountant, doctor, no matter what you do there always comes a point where you need to zone into something with everything you have. Not getting there can be extremely frustrating.

I know how that feels. First, let me say, life tosses us curveballs and those curveballs can totally take us off track. One minute we’ve got laser precise focus on our intentions, the next second, yes second, because that’s all it takes, we are thrown so far off course we can’t even begin to recognize the landscape before us.

Many things can do this to us, job loss, a fight with someone we care about, an accident, a death, even good things like winning the lottery, getting a promotion, receiving an award, beginning a new friendship or romantic relationship. Any outlier to your set point can catapult you from where you intended to be. Good or bad.

And because life isn’t linear - if it were that would be boring - we’re forced to deal with this imbalance throughout our life. And the sooner we can recenter, the sooner we’ll get back to that incredible feeling of being in the zone.

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Curves Welcome - How to Add Value to the World

October 11, 2018

Curves Welcome - How to Add Value to the World

We’re in the midst of challenging times. Everywhere we turn, we’re hit with news that affects us all on a deep level, some deeper than others. Many of what we are facing in the world triggers alarms within, sounding off warnings that we better buckle in for a bumpy ride or else be tossed out of our seats and land in the sea of what can only be described as incomprehensible.

Families are being torn apart by indifferences brought out by politicians, governments, and religions. What once used to be an energizing get together with those we care about has now flipped into something that brings on panic, fears, and insecurities.

The situations that bring these emotional levees to the breaking point may change along with the passing tides, but here’s what remains the same: the solutions lay not in an instruction manual that in some make believe world we’d be privy to get our hands on but in our ability to act with love and compassion in order to bridge new pathways to peace within the contexts of our own lives.

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Also, we have a special study this week for those of you who live in the United Kingdom! It's to help gather information on women who have sex with women: LGBT Foundation National Survey. 

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Curves Welcome - How to Manage Time Effectively

September 27, 2018

Curves Welcome - How to Manage Time Effectively

If you are the type who says yes to everyone because you don’t want to let them down or seem like you’re not being a team player, you’re going to get hurt. By hurt I mean, you’re going to burn out. It’s as simple as that. The more demands you let others toss on you, the less time you have to be the best version of yourself. You can’t add value to your family, friends, volunteer organization, or job if you’re heading for a nervous breakdown.

Tune in to learn how to take back control of your day.

 

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Curves Welcome - Why You Want to Rock the Boat

September 13, 2018

Curves Welcome - Why You Want to Rock the Boat

 

Healthy conflict is essential to healthy relationships. In the beginning of the coming-of-age novel, The Fiche Room, Emma Hill avoided conflict at all costs with those closest to her. She feared fighting and what it would do to her life. She didn’t want to rock the boat because by doing so, she’d have to face potential hurt, chaos, and truths that she’d kept hidden all her life.

She assumed, like many of us, that by keeping the peace, her relationships could stay healthy. Although, what she failed to understand was that by remaining amenable, she caged herself and those she loved. By stayng silent on matters that were impotant to her, she risked destroying the delicate tapestry of honesty, integrity, and trust

Silence is not the answer.

Tune in to learn how to engage in healthy conflict and enrich your relationships.

 

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Curves Welcome - How To Be More Resilient

August 16, 2018

Curves Welcome - How To Be More Resilient

Resiliency is just another way to describe the personal power that’s born out of facing and embracing life’s curve balls with a sense of respect and understanding that we can choose to be victorious on the other side of that curve. When a curve ball strikes, are you prepared to face it? 

In this episode, I share 4 valuable, easy-to-implement tips to help you become more resilient and successful with anything life tosses your way. 

 

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Curves Welcome - A Tribute to My Sweet Bumblebee

August 2, 2018

My dog, Bumblebee, passed away on June 15, 2018. She was loved by many, and this episode represents the incredible love and friendship we shared. She taught me so many lessons, and I share a few of those today. 

 

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Curves Welcome – Life on Your Terms

July 19, 2018

Curves Welcome – Life on Your Terms

Maybe you’ve found yourself living a life on someone else’s terms, a life, if given an easier choice, you never would’ve made for yourself. That happens a lot. Choosing a life path not at all in sync with your heart because it’s just easier than rocking the boat with those in your life. 

It’s not comfortable to rock the boat, after all. It can be quite terrifying, in fact. It’s terrifying because you don’t know how those close to you will think of your true calling or true self. Will they still love you? Will they accept you as you truly are? Will this change in a life path alter their lives in a way that will make you feel guilt, even if it is unjustified guilt?

What’s at stake if you don’t choose life on your own terms?

Tune in to explore this with me.

 

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Curves Welcome – How to Deal with Negative People

July 5, 2018

Curves Welcome – How to Deal with Negative People

Being around negative people can drain you. Negative people can take every last morsel of energy from your body as they sweep you up into their mayhem and toss you around until you are so dizzy, you don't know which way is up or which way is down.

So what are you supposed to do when you’re around a negative person?

Tune in to explore this with me.

 

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Curves Welcome | How to Increase Your Energy

June 21, 2018

Curves Welcome | How to Increase Your Energy

Do you ever feel like you could fall asleep during the day while you're working, driving, basically doing the ordinary things that people do on a daily basis? Maybe as you sit at your desk and attempt to focus on the task at hand you struggle to keep your eyes open? Perhaps your mind starts to fog over and all you want to do is place your head down and take a nap. A clue that you might be too tired to function effectively is if you’ve ever found yourself driving home and not remembering how you got there.

How do you summons the energy you need to pursue the things in life that you deserve?

Tune in to explore some ideas with me.

 

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Understanding the Reverse T3 Test

 

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Curves Welcome - How to Build Inner Strength

June 7, 2018

Curves Welcome – How to Build Inner Strength

No one is immune to struggle. But you know, struggle is the builder of strength. Without it, you’re never going to find out just how strong you are.

Your inner voice can do some serious damage if you allow it to run wild. It’ll tell you things that simply aren’t true. It will make things seem bigger and scarier than they are for you. That voice can stop you in your tracks and talk you into running in the other direction, the opposite direction to where you might need to truly go. Without intervention, it will place doubt in your mind and cloud your vision, your vision of who you really are, which is much stronger than you likely give yourself credit for being.

So how do you get to that point where instead of being the underdog, you become the superhero of your story?

Tune in to explore this with me.

 

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Curves Welcome - How to Reduce Everyday Stress

May 24, 2018

Curves Welcome - How to Reduce Everyday Stress

Everybody has moments in life when the world seems to be too much at times. You know what I’m talking about. Those moments when everything seems to be rushing at you at breakneck speeds, stealing your breath, your sense of place, your ability to focus. In times like these, you just want a break. You want a chance to catch your breath, to find your footing, to think clearly.

How do you go from crazy, outrageous stress to calm and serene? Tune in to explore some ideas with me.

 

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