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Managing Stress, Guilt and Overwhelm with Carrie Wilkerson – Episode 165 of The Action Catalyst Podcast

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Carrie Wilkerson is a best-selling author, an international speaker, an award-winning podcaster, and a sought-after radio guest. Featured on CNN and Fox Business News and named by Forbes as a top small business influencer, she’s also consulted marketing and launch teams of Dr. John Maxwell, Zig Ziglar, Google small business and other influential business leaders on business strategies and current trends. However, Carrie mostly enjoys helping ordinary people lead extraordinary lives.

Carrie speaks from the experience of a former corporate clock puncher, high school teacher, direct sales representative, growth consultant, and business coach. She got her “big start” in high school bagging groceries for tips only on a military base and now she makes her living by giving tips to over 100,000 men and women as The Barefoot Executive ™. She can help you build the business you need so you can live the life you want by connecting the dots between your WHY and your DO.

Show Highlights:

  • When you physically and emotionally invest in opportunities, that’s when you become ‘lucky’. @CarrieWilkerson
  • Our ego insists that we be available. @CarrieWilkerson
  • Time management is not logical, it is emotional. @rory_vaden
  • I get to define what balance looks like for me. @CarrieWilkerson
  • Comparison will either defeat you or give you false pride. @CarrieWilkerson
  • When people judge you, they are putting you in the context of their own story. @rory_vaden
  • The invisible audience is sabotaging big moves we can make. @CarrieWilkerson
  • One person’s negatively plus our own fear creates the invisible audience. @rory_vaden
  • Define your own picture of success. @rory_vaden
  • We have to believe it in order to fulfil it. @CarrieWilkerson
  • So often the stress and fear we feel is a figment of our imagination. @rory_vaden
  • I will work as fast as I can and as slow as I have to. @rory_vaden

To find more infomation about Carrie and her book, The Barefoot Executive, visit: CarrieWilkerson.com

The Action Catalyst is a weekly podcast hosted by Rory Vaden of Southwestern Consulting every Wednesday. The show is regularly in the Top 25 of Business News Podcasts, has listeners from all around the world and shares “insights and inspiration to help you take action.” Each week Rory shares ideas on how to increase your self-discipline and make better use of your time to help you achieve your goals in life. He also interviews special expert guests and thought leaders. Subscribe on iTunes and please leave a rating and review!

Love Your Life, Not Theirs and Eradicating Comparison with Rachel Cruze – Episode 161 of The Action Catalyst Podcast

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Rachel Cruze is a seasoned communicator and presenter who has been speaking to groups as large as 10,000 for nearly a decade. The daughter of Dave Ramsey, today she uses the knowledge and experiences from growing up in the Ramsey household to educate America’s students and young adults on the proper ways to handle money and stay out of debt. Rachel is a regularly featured in all genres of national and local media across the country. You can pre-order her newest book, Love Your Life, Not Theirs, at rachelcruze.com.

Show Highlights:

  • Social media has made it easier than ever to compare our lives to others. @rachelcruze
  • Comparing ourselves to others is the most damaging money habit we have. @rachelcruze
  • Comparisons not only steals your joy, but your paycheck. @rachelcruze
  • You end up spending too much money to keep up a lifestyle that you think everyone else is living and you’re missing out on. @rachelcruze
  • Social media isn’t all reality – it’s someone else’s highlight reel. @rachelcruze
  • Comparison is a battle no one ever wins. @rachelcruze
  • If you’re going to live without debt and with less stress and worry, you must form healthy money habits. @rachelcruze
  • Either you have to take control of your money, or your money takes control of you. @rachelcruze
  • The purpose of a budget is not to limit your freedom, but to give you freedom. @rachelcruze
  • It’s never too early or too late to do better with your money. @rachelcruze
  • 5 Ways to Stop Comparing Yourself to Others:
    1. Limit your intake – of materialism.
    2. Practice Daily Gratitude
    3. Be Debt Free
    4. Focus on Giving
    5. Monitor Investable Income

To pre-order your own copy of Rachel’s book, Love Your Life, Not Theirs, visit rachelcruze.com!

The Action Catalyst is a weekly podcast hosted by Rory Vaden of Southwestern Consulting™ every Wednesday. The show is regularly in the Top 25 of Business News Podcasts, has listeners from all around the world and shares “insights and inspiration to help you take action.” Each week Rory shares ideas on how to increase your self-discipline and make better use of your time to help you achieve your goals in life. He also interviews special expert guests and thought leaders. Subscribe on iTunes and please leave a rating and review!

Joanne Miller: Creating a Haven of Peace – Episode 153 of The Action Catalyst Podcast

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Joanne Miller is an artist, speaker and author with her newest book, Creating a Haven of Peace, released this month. She married Dan Miller in 1968 and together they run 48 days. Joanne and Dan are great examples of living a peaceful life and having a healthy marriage.

Show Highlights:

  • We live in a world so busy and stress producing – you need a place to go where you can escape the stressors that live outside your home. @48daysteam
  • Your home can and should be a sanctuary. @48daysteam
  • Peace in the home starts with Respect. @48daysteam
  • Difficult times in our lives can be learning experiences if you look at them that way and don’t let them define who you are. @48daysteam
  • We get so involved in the clutter in our lives that we don’t take the time to enjoy our homes. @48daysteam
  • Making time for each other is a key ingredient to a healthy marriage. @48daysteam
  • If you’re stressed, ask yourself, “when was the last time I went to church and exercised?” @rory_vaden
  • Comparison is the thief of joy and creator of mediocrity. @rory_vaden
  • It’s not about beating other people – There is no value in thinking “I’m going to beat somebody else.”  @rory_vaden
  • Our level of peace is direct reflection of how well we are in sync with the people around us. @rory_vaden
  • You don’t want to choose to be right, but to do right. @rory_vaden
  • Admitting wrong was not the same thing as admitting defeat. @rory_vaden

Click Here to learn more about Joanne, her books and for tips on how to create a haven of peace.

The Action Catalyst is a weekly podcast hosted by Rory Vaden of Southwestern Consulting™ every Wednesday. The show is regularly in the Top 25 of Business News Podcasts, has listeners from all around the world and shares “insights and inspiration to help you take action.” Each week Rory shares ideas on how to increase your self-discipline and make better use of your time to help you achieve your goals in life. He also interviews special expert guests and thought leaders. Subscribe on iTunes and please leave a rating and review!

Comparison and Mediocrity

Comparison is not only the thief of joy, but it’s also the cause of mediocrity.

Success has nothing to do with where you rank compared to the people around you. In fact, as long as you are basing the level of your success on the people around you, you are trapping yourself to a limited future for 2 reasons.

1. When you are outperforming everyone, you become rich soil for arrogance and complacence to take root. Arrogance causes people to not like you much which means they stop helping you which means you’ll never accomplish all that you’re capable of. Complacence means you’ll stop growing and do the same.

2. When you’re not outperforming everyone, your heart opens for jealousy and lack of thankfulness to enter in. Jealousy and in-gratitude cause you to spend more time thinking about what you don’t have than experiencing abundance for what you do have. In that space, it’s hard to have productive thinking for what you want to have. You’ll likely become more constricted and more frustrated and you’ll definitely suffocate your ability to achieve.

Success has everything to do with how you rank compared to what you know you’re capable of. Success is knowing that you’re doing the things you know you should be doing. Success means that you’re pushing yourself to be better than you were yesterday. Success is challenging yourself to create something so magnificent that it services others. Success means you do things the right way.

John Maxwell once told me that “real success is having the people who know you the best respect you the most.”

Success is about knowing that you took all of your talents, gifts, skills, and resources and left them out on the table having fought for what is right and what you wanted.

Stop comparing yourself to others and start to outperform today the person that you were yesterday.