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Reach Your Ultimate Potential

Reach Your Ultimate Potential

By Ben Eden
We are all striving to reach our ultimate potential. We can do and be more than we are today. Although we don't always talk about it, emotions are a big part of reaching our potential. If we don't learn to manage our mental health and emotional wellbeing, they may end up managing us.

Emotions exist in the workplace. Surprise! HR is tasked with so many things - including the wellbeing of others, but who helps HR?

I'm Ben Eden. Join me as we discuss better ways to help HR help HR!
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M&M's and Your Wellbeing
Jordana Cole and I share science backed principles to how the brain works and how you can take care of your wellbeing.    We also discuss how:  Wellbeing is a personal journey   Wellbeing requires work and effort.  How can you make it easy?   Wellbeing vs Wellness   We in HR feel like we are responsible for the wellbeing of other people    This leads to burden on ourselves   We are responsible for our own wellbeing.  The effect of notifications and dings on our wellbeing   Setting and resetting boundaries and expectations   Burnout and a sugar rush   Knowing how to overcome your obstacles to wellbeing   WOOP   Get yourself out of the negative emotional spiral.    Gratitude journal   Write down things that made you laugh   Have three options and do one  Removing guilt from your wellbeing    If you are looking for a coach to help you through your journey to wellbeing, please reach out!   https://reachyourultimatepotential.com/coaching/
31:12
May 04, 2022
Belonging in HR
Belonging in HR - with Cassandra Rose    HR can be a lonely job.  Not only can you face compassion fatigue, burnout, and feeling undervalued, but you can feel like you just don't belong.   Have you ever tried to fit in with the company or the other employees and you just don't feel like you belong?  They change the conversation when you come near or you can rarely see their true selves when you are around because they see you as the company enforcer.  Cassandra and I discuss this and more: Recontract with yourself   Take breaks   How to feel like you belong   Separating who you are from what you do   The value of reconnecting to your humanity   If you would like to feel more confident in who you are and what you do, I'd love to help you.  Visit my website and check out my coaching packages.  www.reachyourultimatepotential.com/coaching/
28:17
April 13, 2022
Who Are You Behind the Title, Diagnoses, or Label?
Who Are You Behind the Title, Diagnoses, or Label? Kelly Loudermilk  Emotions as an entrepreneur  Don't compare yourself to others  How to live beyond your diagnosis  You are not broken  Other people don't think about you as often as you think about you  Rather than use a diagnosis as a crutch, use it as stepping stone  Be honest with yourself so you can show up as your whole self  See taking care of others as part of taking care of yourself  If you don't share your vulnerabilities, you will begin to doubt your capabilities. As a Confidence Coach, I help HR professionals with their wellbeing and self confidence.  To learn more about how I can help you, visit www.reachyourultimatepotential.com
39:09
March 23, 2022
Emotions and Being A New Leader
I really enjoyed this episode with Marianne Scarzello on Emotions and Being a New Leader.   Being a new leader can expose you to many emotions, those of others, but especially your own.  It can be a scary and vulnerable thing when you are new and want to appear that you have all the answers or have everything put together.  If you don't learn to properly manage your emotions, your different feelings will turn into self-doubt, fear, and anger.   Marianne shared some great, simple advice on the following:   When dealing with others' emotions (and your own):    Start small    Take little breaks     Don't try to do it alone If you don't take care of yourself, "I should be able to" turns into "why am I not able to."   To learn more about managing your emotions, especially in leadership, visit www.reachyourultimatepotential.com.
25:51
March 09, 2022
What to do when you experience burnout
Burnout.  It is nearly a buzzword today.  Have you experienced it?  Are you experiencing it now?  It is a good idea to learn about burnout so you can be prepared when it rears its head in your life. Julie Turney is a fellow cofounder of HR Wellbeing Week.  She and I have a great discussion on burnout, especially in HR.  We also discuss the following:  What to do when you experience burnout  You can't help other people until you realize you need help yourself  You can't help anyone else if you are burned out  The benefits of therapy and coaching  Find ways to take care of yourself that work for you  "Ego is the anesthesia that deadens the pain of stupidity"  Why it is ok for HR to ask for help  Being human means you can admit the highs and lows of life  No matter how good we look on the outside, we are all dealing with our own demons. If you want to join a community that talks more about HR Wellbeing, with topics like this one, you are invited to join the HR Wellbeing group on LinkedIn.  It is free to join and we have monthly webinars on relevant topics.  Join here: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/14052441/
32:15
March 03, 2022
Home Life and Working Remote
Are you working remotely?  How has that experience been for you?   Please join me as Brad Winn and I discuss Home Life and Working Remote   We also discuss the following:   How the pandemic has forced us to slow down on some things.    Working remote is no longer "different" but is "normal"    The mindset of "If I am not perfect, life is not worth living."     High suicide rates at school   There is not an expectation that everything is perfect.    How we all have hard things but we try to pretend everything is perfect.    "You are more than just a number to me.  I care."     Can your leaders say this to your employees?   It is ok to experience all sorts of emotions.
35:11
February 23, 2022
Mental Health in the Workplace
Jen DeFranco  Mental Health in the Workplace so you can reach your full potential   We bring our emotions even when we are told to leave our emotions outside of work  Tears don't scare me.  I would rather you cry and deal with your emotions now than let them hurt you later.  Toxic positivity  Rather than judge emotions, get curious.  We cannot expect ourselves from other people.  A 10-minute conversation can save you months of heartache  Behavior is based on an unmet emotional need  We are all different.  Don't judge…
39:17
February 16, 2022
How being vulnerable can build connection
Brad Patterson  How being vulnerable can build connection  Growth and reaching your ultimate potential  you can feel fear and not be stuck by it.  You choose what you focus on  Listening and having empathy  Everyone has a story  Who can you call when you have some emotions to deal with?  The importance of expressing and processing your emotions
39:45
February 09, 2022
How to Unlock Your Biggest Strategic Advantage
Join Bruce Boucher as he discusses Your Biggest Strategic Advantage.  Mental health exists even with executives  Sometimes your "A" game is going to be a "B-".  How do you support your team after the death of a teammate?  How do some people thrive when others only survive?  Celebrating others' success as part of your own is important in your line of work    Often, in HR, when we are doing a good job we are mostly unnoticed. How can senior leadership effectively address mental health in the workplace?     Is it safe to talk about?     Is empathy truly part of your culture?     #1 thing people like about work is to be together  Who do you have as your life line?
33:42
February 02, 2022
Does Treating People Right Actually Work?
Does Treating People Right Actually Work?   Brad Wilson joins me as we discuss how when we actually treat people right productivity won't be negatively effected   We also discuss the following:  How to let your emotions go after a heated or unfair situation  We absorb a lot of emotions.  How do you process them?  How can you inspire people to do great things but take out all the nastiness?  Do you have to be mean when having a serious conversation like a termination?  New managers experience a lot of fear and hide it with anger Brad Wilson is Vice President of HR and Talent and Development at WealthVest Marketing, Inc.  He has worked as Director of Business Development and Partnerships for the HR Certification Institute® (HRCI®), a position he held at HRCI for six years. Brad earned his master’s degree in Human Resources at Utah State University and holds the SPHR, SPHRi, GPHR, and CPLP certifications. His passion for working with and inspiring people is a lifelong pursuit.  He has spent his entire career building a reputation of unwavering honesty, believing successful businesses are built on HR practices focused on recruiting and retaining highly ethical, kind, and principled people.
35:16
December 15, 2021
How to decide whether or not to do a holiday party
How to decide whether or not to do a holiday party. A holiday party can affect both your employees' mental health as well as their perception of you as an employer of choice.  So how do you decide if and how to have a holiday party?  Especially with all that is going on lately? Laura Florin, HR and People Architect, shares her wisdom on this subject.  We also discuss: Why employees are "People" more than "human resources"   Seeing people for who they truly are allows them to bring their true selves   Help your people take care of themselves    How to truly take care of your people
32:43
December 08, 2021
This podcast has been renamed!
After 2 seasons and a large break in the middle, this podcast has been renamed Reach Your Ultimate Potential and is directed specifically to HR professionals.   Listen to this short episode to understand the new direction!
02:18
December 07, 2021
Announcing the free Pain into Power Summit
If you’ve ever felt stuck, you know that it sucks.  You’ve tried everything and still feel like you are going nowhere.  In fact, you are doing everything you are “supposed” to do, but you still feel like something is off. Guess what?  The solution probably lies in something that most people don’t talk about.  Your emotions. Join us to learn how to get unstuck, turn your pain into power, and live your best life! www.yourpainintopower.com
03:27
January 08, 2021
Episode 37 - Emotional Buffering and the CLEAR Method - w/ Taylor Proctor
Emotional Buffering and the CLEAR Method   How do you transform anger, bitterness, fear, resentment, and sadness into happiness?  Join us to find out!   Taylor is a transformational happiness mentor, happiness podcaster, and speaker.  She blends her experience as a global marketing director, leading international teams, with her mentoring certification to help her clients — individuals who find themselves wishing for more purpose, peace, and happiness — discover their personal happiness routines. Together, you uncover and implement the life you've always dreamed of.   Taylor will be speaking at the upcoming Your Pain Into Power Summit.  Grab your free ticket at www.yourpainintopower.com!
30:19
December 18, 2020
Episode 36 - Emotions and Pornography - w/ Sathiya Sam
Episode 36 - Emotions and Pornography - w/ Sathiya Sam Sathiya is the creator of DeepClean™.  After 15 years, he finally got free from a pornography addiction.  He shares with you research and Bible-based methods with brave people like you who deserve a better life. IG: @sathiyaMEsam FB: www.facebook.com/sathiyaMEsam Website: www.getadeepclean.com
28:30
December 11, 2020
Bonus Episode - Why "Champions of Self" - w/ Ben Eden
Why "Champions of Self"   Whether you are new or not to this podcast, maybe you've wondered why it is called "Champions of Self."  That can be a powerful phrase to ponder about.  In this episode, I share a few thoughts as to why this podcast has this name and how you can become a champion of self.   To learn more about help applying what you learn in these podcasts, please reach out at www.benedenspeaks.com.   For more personalized guidance, schedule a coaching call with me at that same website.
04:34
December 04, 2020
Episode 35 - Dispelling "I'm not good enough" - w/ Beata Seweryn-Reid
Throughout life, Beata had many thoughts of "I'm not good enough."  She tried moving to another country to run from her thoughts and emotions but learned that "wherever you go, there you are."  Thankfully, she eventually learned how to dispel those destructive thoughts and feelings and now shares her message with you.   Beata is an in-demand Change and Transition Coach, International Speaker, and Change Maker.  You can contact her at www.beatalifecoaching.com.
29:10
November 27, 2020
Episode 34 - "I didn't want to let anyone down" - w/ Greg Kettner
Have you ever hidden your passion from those closest to you because you are afraid of what they might think?  Greg didn't want to let anyone down.  He shares his touching story of how overcame his emotional pain and finally invited his parents to watch one of his stand-up comedy shows.  He is now on a mission to change lives one laugh at a time.   Greg has many years of experience as a comedian, keynote speaker, and professionals sales guy.​  Over his twenty-three year sales and management career, he has been a top producer for SAP, Nike, Vancouver Canucks, Vancouver Whitecaps, and  BuildDirect.com producing over $12 million in products and services.   He also has shared stages with Robin Williams, Norm Macdonald, Jim Gaffigan and others making tens of thousands of people laugh across North America.
25:52
November 20, 2020
Episode 33 - Behavior is a Reflection of the Mind - w/ Grace Henke
What does dog training have to do with human behavior and emotions?   Grace Henke is a Chinese immigrant with a Master Degree in statistics who became the #1 Taiwan Dog training expert in US.  She explains how as she helps dog owners with their dogs, she often ends up helping the owner.   Website, and download Free copy of “Debunking the 2 Biggest Dog-Industry Norms and discover 3 Techniques You Can Use Now to Help Your Reactive Dog” http://mensa-mutts.com/    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mensamutts/  @mensamutts    Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/gracehenke/  Twitter: @kuwgrace @mensamutts
27:19
November 13, 2020
Episode 32 - Reframe, Rewrite, Redesign - with Dr Catherine Wiberg
While going through life, you will assign meanings to your experiences.  As you grow older, you may realize that some of those meanings are no longer serving you.  Dr Catherine helps you learn to reframe, rewrite, and redesign those meanings so you can have a more fulfilled life.   Dr. Catherine Wiberg is a speaker, women's empowerment coach and alignment consultant.    https://www.profitablealignment.com/
30:12
November 06, 2020
Episode 31 - "My life is 'normal.' What do I have to be upset about?" - with Kathy Sanderson
Kathy thought her life was normal - the same as what everyone else goes through.  She didn't experience anything "traumatic."  She lived for the weekend.  As life went on she realized that she was avoiding a lot of emotions from the week.  She shares her story and what she now does to help others who also don't realize they are avoiding some emotions.   Kathy Sanderson is a spiritual therapist who uses Forensic Healing and a Soul Realignment specialist.  She assists clients to discover the root cause of the issues that are affecting their life presently.  Whether this is pain, worry, sadness or an inability to let go of the past or to move forward with their life.  Together you rediscover what had been buried away for decades.  She provides a safe space for you to talk about the experience that you often haven’t told anyone about and you allow your feelings to be finally acknowledged.   www.healingfromwithin.co.uk/reconnect  www.healingfromwithin.co.uk, www.facebook.com/healingfromwithinuk
31:50
October 30, 2020
Episode 30 - Labels and Diagnoses: A conversation with a former therapist - with Christy Maxey
Ever wondered what the difference is between a therapist and a coach?  Christy was a therapist for many years and has since transitioned into coaching.  She explains the difference between a therapist and a coach.    Christy Maxey, MC is a Coach, Speaker and an Author. She has a Coaching Program where she helps people love themselves and become who they are meant to be. She has written The Maxx METHOD Work: How to Love Yourself and Become Who You are Meant to Be, which is available now on Amazon https://amzn.to/3fEUn5S.  You can find her on the follow social media channels: www.facebook.com/maxxmethod.com  www.instagram.com/christymaxey_coach and on her website www.maxxmethod.com.  You can get her free guide to “Increasing Confidence and Loving Who You Are” here.  https://www.maxxmethod.com https://www.christymaxey.com https://www.instagram.com/christymaxe... https://www.facebook.com/maxxmethod.com
26:24
October 23, 2020
Episode 29 - Why We Need to Feel Emotions - with Jillie Maria
In this episode, Jillie and I dive deep into a few emotions to really understand what they are trying to tell us.    Jillie Maria is a Transformational Catalyst. She is passionate about holding space for her clients to get present to what's bothering them so they can reduce anxiety, and experience calm.    Akashic Records Coaching biz page  FB.me/FireandIceTransformationalCoaching   FB Group Awakening with Grace https://www.facebook.com/groups/361198198007415/
33:30
October 16, 2020
Episode 28 - Reprogramming the Subconscious Mind - with Siannon Lee
In this episode, Siannon and I discuss the energy, vibration and frequency connection of people that have suppressed emotions as well as the damaging effects that has on the physical body.  Siannon then shares the 3 simple shifts in consciousness to elevate vibration in order to allow the law of attraction to start working in their life for them.   Siannon has successfully overcome chronic stress, anxiety, depression, S.A.D and both PTSD and c-PTSD through an energy healing modality called Inner Resonance Alchemy.  She is now an empowerment coach.
39:38
October 09, 2020
Episode 27 - I Couldn't Become the Person They Wanted Me to Be - w/ Margaret Steffie
If we are always seeking for validation from others, we will feel like we can never live up to expectations.  Learning to be proud of ourselves for who we are is so important.   Margaret Steffie is a recent college graduate, group fitness instructor, and health coach helping women skyrocket their energy, lose weight, and pursue their passions. When she is not coaching or working on her masters she can be found running, preparing to teach fitness classes, reading, writing, or spending time with her dogs. Her newest hobby involves learning about wine as she has just started working in a local vineyards tasting room!
26:33
October 02, 2020
Episode 26 - Loving Yourself Even After Making A Mistake - with Taylor Martin
This episode is one that I feel is very needed for someone to hear.     So often we seek to belong.  But as part of that quest, we may sacrifice our values and participate in behavior that eventually makes us question how we feel about ourselves.  We feel we have drifted so far from our values that there is no coming back. We struggle to love ourselves after having made so many mistakes.   Taylor shares her experience and how she learned to love herself even after having made many mistakes.   The daughter of addiction and a former member of the “Work Hard, Numb Hard” society, Taylor knows the suffocating effects of addiction and fear. In a pursuit to find her authentic self, Taylor removed all titles and affiliations to her name becoming just Taylor. She allowed herself to journey around the world and live the life of her literal dreams. Her mission to inspire and be inspired led her to forge new career paths as both a writer and teacher. In her writings, Taylor shares her triumphs in overcoming limitations created by her past of addiction, sexual assault, and abuse. As a teacher, she coaches women globally on how to find and pursue their greatest potentials, showing them how to detach themselves from their defining labels so that they too can face their fears and become their truest selves.    Taylor can be found on her website - LivingWanderfull.com - where she offers 1-on-1 coaching, Full Circle (a three month masterclass), workshops, online courses, and free resources that educate and motivate others to pursue their inspired lives!
33:47
September 25, 2020
Episode 25 - Discerning Thoughts. Influencing Emotions. - with Malini Rajendran
Malini shares her story and her wisdom on how you can learn to differentiate your thoughts so you can influence your emotions.  She explains 5 types of thoughts.   In 2012 she embarked on a spiritual quest which led to the development of many unique meditation techniques . But a series of life-changing events that happened simultaneously over a period of three months, completely changed her life's purpose and mission.  " Divine heart Meditation" was revealed to her, to transform people's lives from fear to freedom and to bring the human race together for the next level of human evolution, which she has been teaching ever since.   Her powerful meditation courses are now available on line at her website https://infinitelife.co.in   It is now her mission in life to help humanity reclaim their true inner divinity, unlimited potential , live in perfect health happiness and bliss.
42:22
September 18, 2020
Episode 24 - Turn Overwhelm into Alignment - with Kelley Hoag
"You can never get enough of what you don't need."  Take time to listen to your body and your emotions.  When those are in alignment with your soul, you feel better.  You no longer feel stuck or overwhelmed.   Kelley Hoag is a Behavioral Health Advisor and founder of Root to Rise Health.  She uses behavior change and holistic health to help high-achievers feel grounded, present and free.
27:29
September 11, 2020
Episode 23 - Choosing Which Emotions You Allow to Stay - with Ada Lloyd
Ada Lloyd helps you understand how to build your foundation so you can support your emotions - especially the emotions you choose to allow to stay with you.  Ada is an experience speaker and coach who is a catalyst for personal and professional transformation using her 7 Pillars of a Happy & Successful Life strategy.   Link mentioned in the podcast: https://www.adalloyd.com/7pillars
31:53
September 04, 2020
Episode 22 - Being 100% Yourself - with Barbera Schouten
Sometimes we are sensitive to how people view us and that makes us inauthentic with our true selves.  Learning to be ok being 100% yourself is very powerful.   Barbera is a Transformation Coach that helps you be your authentic self, find your unique voice, and connect with your soul's mission.  She also has her own podcast called 100% Yourself with Barbera.
29:20
August 28, 2020
Episode 21 - Lessons from The Legal Drug Dealer - with Marilena Grittani
Marilena Grittani is a Clinical Pharmacist and fellow podcaster.  She shares some excellent advice on how to take control of your own health.  Since the brain reacts the same way to emotional pain as it does to physical pain, you may not realize that your brain can become reliant upon medicine for both types of pain.  It is important to be as educated and informed as possible so you don't learn to rely on medication when other ways of self-healing are available.   She is hosting a free seminar in September on Taking Control Of My Own Health. See links below for more information and sign up here!  https://takingcontrolofmyownhealth.com/taking-control-of-my-own-health-summit/?ref=14   fb.me/TakingControlOfMyOwnHealth https://thelegaldrugdealer.com  hello@thelegaldrugdealer.com  https://www.facebook.com/The-Legal-Drug-Dealer-Community-103869811139828/?modal=admin_todo_tour  https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-legal-drug-dealer-podcast/id1493311538
31:21
August 21, 2020
Episode 20 - What I Learned From An Eating Disorder - with Morgan Danielle
Morgan Danielle struggled with disordered eating for over half of her life until she healed through self-love.  She now helps others do the same as an emotional eating Health Coach.   She is a single mama, reiki practictioner, and is licensed in integrative nutrition and neurological linguistics programming.
29:51
August 14, 2020
Episode 19 - Post PTSD: You Are Not Broken - with Raelin Saindon
Is there life after PTSD?  There is a way to reprogram the mind and disassociate memories and emotions.  There is hope.  Raelin Saindon is a wonderful person.  She is a best-selling author of The Ultimate Guide to Self-Healing Techniques.  She is a Reiki Master and helps people heal through energy work, hypnosis, and coaching.   Trigger warning: This episode briefly mentions sexual abuse.
46:52
August 07, 2020
Episode 18 - How to Declutter the Emotions In Our Life - with Lauren Winzar
Lauren Winzar is a decluttering specialist.  While she may begin by helping someone declutter their physical space, she often ends up helping them declutter their emotional space as well.  This episode was especially powerful because she used physical objects to help us visualize how to declutter our emotions.
29:55
July 31, 2020
Episode 17 - What Physical Recovery Can Teach Us About Emotional Recovery - with Chris DT Gordon
Chris DT Gordon is an online teacher as well as speaker and podcaster.  5 years ago he survived necrotizing fasciitis (flesh-eating bacteria) that ended up leaving him with what looks like burn scars running from his arm to his torso.  Being a father and runner, he tells us what his recovery process was like and how we can learn valuable lessons as we recover from our emotional scars.
28:01
July 24, 2020
Episode 16 - Self-Advocacy and Healthy Outlets in the Midst of Addiction - with Samantha Tirone
Samantha Tirone is an educator turned entrepreneur.  She shares her experience of turning to food and spending money as coping mechanisms as well has how she supported her late fiance as he went through recovery from an addiction to narcotics.
29:59
July 17, 2020
Episode 15 - The Masks That We Wear - with Lisa King
Throughout life, we begin to wear masks to protect ourselves.  We think we have to "play the part" so we don't get hurt or so we can fit in.   Lisa King, an international and TedX speaker, helps us understand some of the masks we wear and how we can safely remove them.
34:13
July 10, 2020
Episode 14 - Being Authentic With Yourself - with Sarah Dodd
Sarah is a world traveler.  In fact, as of this episode, she has been to 121 countries!! She shares a few of her experiences around the world and how a particular trip helped her become authentic with herself.  She is very relatable towards the end as she shares some behavior she turned to in an attempt to overcome her emotional pain.
34:33
July 03, 2020
Episode 13 - You Are Good Enough - with Dustin Rivenbark
Many times, at the base of our limiting beliefs is the belief that we are not good enough, so why try?  Dustin shares some valuable tools (learned from the book of Joshua) to help you know that you ARE good enough!
30:39
June 29, 2020
Episode 12 - I am angry all the time. Can I fix it? - with Bobby Berg
I am pleased to be joined by Bobby Berg.  He is also a podcast host and has a lot of energy and enthusiasm as he teaches us how to overcome frequent anger.  There may be something behind it that needs to be discovered and addressed.
36:54
June 29, 2020
Episode 11 - How Emotional Pain Affects Everyone From All Walks of Life - with Jordan Wack
In this episode, I remind every one why I created this podcast.  Since my experience shows that most people don't talk about emotional pain, while at the same time most everyone experiences it, I created a place where people would feel comfortable sharing their story and hearing the stories of others. I invited Jordan to join to tell us how he has seen emotional pain affects those he works with.  He works with men from all walks of life, from correctional facilities to large corporate positions, and from no high school diploma to doctorates.  Jordan gives us good advice on what to do if we feel emotional pain.
25:33
June 29, 2020
Episode 10 - Emotional Pain: A Young Professional's Perspective - with Stephanie McCauley
Stephanie McCauley, a young professional and founder of a young adult community "Unbenched" shares her perspective on emotional pain.  Emotional pain is the feeling of discomfort that persists when you have unresolved emotions.  Emotional pain can come from anywhere - it doesn't have to be from a traumatic experience.  Since we all experience emotional pain, it is good to hear each other's experiences so we can learn we aren't alone and we can get through it.
16:41
June 29, 2020
Episode 9 - Controlled Luck: Habits That We Build - with Jamie MoCrazy
We can affect the "luck" we have by the habits we create.   Jamie competed as a professional skier and on April 11, 2015, she crashed at world tour finals and fell into a coma. Rather than be called "lucky" that she recovered from brain injuries, she shares wisdom on how to create "controlled luck" by the habits we build.
29:30
June 29, 2020
Episode 8 - Resilience and Mental Performance - with Neil Wattier
Resilience is a learned skill.  Emotions don't have to be good or bad - they are what we choose them to be and they can all teach us something. Emotions are a part of life.  We can learn, and it is important to learn, how to process those emotions and move on from tough experiences.
35:27
June 29, 2020
Episode 7 - Wellness: Identifying the Priority - with Tamara Houston
Our mental health is just as important as our physical health.  Tamara and I discuss resources available as well as what we can do to take care of our mental health.
30:21
June 29, 2020
Episode 6 - How to Stop Listening to the Lies of Your Past - with Kate Garnes
Throughout life, people may say things to us that really hurt.  Or maybe we had a tough experience that we are still dealing with today.  You can change your story and learn to move on from the past.  You can choose which voices you listen to.
22:08
June 29, 2020
Episode 5 - Sharing Your Story - with Chantelle Branch
Don't be ashamed to share your story.  It might be an inspiration to others.
23:28
June 29, 2020
Episode 4 - Unleash the Power Within - with Nakeisha Geddes
We all have unique skills and abilities inside of us.  How do we unleash that?  Nakeisha shares helpful ideas on how she unleashed hers.
18:17
June 29, 2020
Episode 3 - Staring Fear in the Face - with Angelita Thomas
Everyone experiences fear at different times in their life.  Rather than try to run from it or fall apart because of it, we can face it and use it to motivate us.
20:27
June 29, 2020
Episode 2 - Created for Purpose - with Trasetta Alexander
In this episode we discuss actionable steps to help you uncover your purpose.
23:30
June 29, 2020
Episode 1 - Divine Connections - with Otiti Wright
Some people shy away from the word "networking."  I know I did.  But when I see meeting new people as creating new connections, I am much more excited to reach out to others.  It definitely pays off!
13:38
June 29, 2020
Intro to the Champions of Self Podcast
This episode was created after the 13th episode was recorded, but I wanted to let you, my listener, know the purpose of the podcast.  My ultimate goal is that after you listen to these true stories, you will leave with more hope in your own life.  You can be a champion over your emotions.  You can be a champion of your life.  You can be a Champion of Self! If any of these episodes strike a chord with you or you would like to know more about something we discuss, please reach out to me at ben@benedenspeaks.com.  If you feel you would like to discuss your emotional pain (unresolved emotions) so you can unlock your potential, you can set up a free, 30-minute coaching call with me.  Talk to you soon!
05:30
June 27, 2020