P.E.P Talk

P.E.P Talk

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By JP Edgington - Professional Edge Project
Welcome to P.E.P Talk! A podcast from Professional Edge Project. Building Professional excellence, strengthening mental resilience and enhancing personal effectiveness. This project is all about increasing understanding and awareness of what we do and why we do it and explores ways in which we can improve ourselves. It’s about developing a ‘Professional Edge’, about staying sharp....on point. By taking care of ourselves we can better serve others.
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Episode 33. Book end your day.
We can’t always control what happens during the day but we can control, more often than not, how we start and finish the day. By doing so we can put ourselves in a much better position to be able to deal with what comes our way in between.
11:10
September 9, 2019
Episode 32. Hassle.
In this episode I share lessons from David Halperns book: Inside the Nudge Unit and Matthew Syeds: Black Box Thinking on hassle/friction. I talk briefly about how it can be affecting procedural adherence and how to use/remove it to benefit ourselves and our organisations.
18:02
September 2, 2019
Episode 31. What have I got? How can I use it?
Asking the right questions at the right time can help apply objective reasoning to a situation, providing clarity and confidence to move forward or make a decision. This episode looks at a pair of questions that can do just that.
17:05
August 27, 2019
Episode 30. Maturity.
Maturity is an essential attribute of professionalism but what is it?
14:58
August 6, 2019
Episode 29. Calm breeds calm, chaos loves company.
When asked what qualities does a professional display a common answer is calm. The fact that it’s easily trainable seems to be overlooked by many...
12:11
July 29, 2019
Episode 28. Get specific - Get realistic.
Vagueness is the enemy of progression and achievement. Whatever our professional or personal goals are it’s vital that we get clear on what success or even just progression looks or feels like.
19:07
July 19, 2019
Episode 27. Skillset or Mindset?
In this episode I explore an important question when it comes to finding the obstacles that are holding us or our staff back. Is it a Skillset issue or a mindset one?
14:28
July 8, 2019
Episode 26. An important point about resilience.
Being resilient doesn’t mean that you can then tolerate inappropriate behaviour. As I see it there are 2 purposes for increased resilience in such situations and that’s what I talk about about in this episode.
16:53
June 29, 2019
Episode 25. Overwhelm is useful if....
Following on from my ‘Red Flags’ video on the Professional Edge Project Facebook page (@ProEdgeProject) this episode explores briefly the use or lesson we can take from feeling overwhelmed.
12:46
June 24, 2019
Episode 24. Don’t say you’ll try- commit to doing.
“A word does not start as a word – it is an end product which begins as an impulse, stimulated by attitude and behaviour which dictates the need for expression.” Peter Brook, The Empty Space: A Book About the Theatre:
11:54
June 22, 2019
Episode 23. 1000 Fish Hooks.
A reading of a piece that I wrote for no reason other than to express and capture how I was feeling as I repaired my personal and professional lives after hitting my lowest point. Just thought I’d share it...
16:26
June 11, 2019
Episode 22. Intensity - Consistency.
In this episode I talk about 2 key factors to consider when looking at why we might not be getting the results we’d like in our personal or professional lives.
16:52
June 9, 2019
Episode 21. Phone Battery at 10%- what do you do?
When our phone battery drops really low we usually prioritise getting it charged up ASAP as we know how much we rely on it - why don’t we do the same with ourselves?
15:01
June 1, 2019
Episode 20. Energy Leaks.
Our capacity and effectiveness relies heavily on our energy levels both mental and physical. We’ll often say how we don’t have the energy (or capacity) for something or other but how much energy are we actually leaking needlessly?
06:26
May 27, 2019
Episode 19. Exchange.
As regular listeners and followers of mine will know our language is a powerful element in how we behave. Today’s episode is another example of that - this time I look at whether it’s really a ‘sacrifice’ or ‘giving up’ of something or is it really an exchange??
19:02
May 26, 2019
Episode 18. Repair - Maintain - Improve.
Analogy time! The tools, techniques and exercises we use to repair our ‘vehicles’ are the same that we use to maintain or improve. When we demand more of our ‘vehicles’ why is it that maintenance is the 1st thing to get dropped?
18:21
May 19, 2019
Episode 17. Watch your language!
The language we use has a powerful affect on us and those around us and I’m not talking about f’ing and jeffing here but more subtle and common words we use that can perpetuate the way we think and feel about a situation.
10:28
May 3, 2019
Episode 16. The problem with time travel.
You know the usual time travel movie plot. Hero goes back in time, changes something that has or could have huge consequences in the future then spends the rest of the movie trying to fix it? Small things can have a big affect. Today is YOUR future past - take care of the small things...
07:19
April 29, 2019
Episode 15. Expectation vs Reality.
Having clarity on a situation is essential for making sound decisions. In this episode I share an approach or a lens through which you can view any situation or person (including ourselves) that has or does cause you frustration, annoyance, disappointment, regret or guilt.
16:01
April 28, 2019
Episode 14. What’s my preferred response?
In any given situation the only thing we can control is our response - it’s not always easy or obvious but here’s a little tactic you can use to help.
07:12
April 17, 2019
Episode 13. Slaying Dragons
Another episode on the subject of productivity. This time the importance and power of matching attention levels to tasks.
23:51
April 6, 2019
Episode 12. What’s the lesson?
When we look back at past negative events we get to choose what we take from them - guilt and regret or valuable lessons - only the latter will serve us moving forward.
07:39
March 29, 2019
Episode 11. Progress Paradox
Progress makes us happy, yet focusing just on the progress still to be made can lead to stress.
08:51
March 29, 2019
Episode 10. Imposter!!!!!
Here are a few thoughts on the subject of Imposter syndrome which is experienced by so many people.
30:28
March 22, 2019
Episode 9. Anxiety.
Anxiety. A result of inappropriate mental engagement.
25:36
March 20, 2019
Episode 8. Standards
Having high standards is important, but - and it’s a big BUT, only if they serve us! Have a listen to find out more...
11:48
March 18, 2019
Episode 7. Lessons from the film Free Solo
An incredible film with some powerful lessons we can all apply around fear, goals and capacity.
19:24
March 18, 2019
Episode 6. Pick your battles.
How often do we end up in ‘battles’ (Verbal, emotional, digital) that don’t serve us regardless of the outcome - would we be better off saving or redirecting our energy?
07:07
March 10, 2019
Episode 5. My Toaster doesn’t make sense, neither do we...
Why is it when faced with a large workload that we sometimes resort to avoidance and procrastination... it’s just doesn’t make sense...
11:00
March 10, 2019
Episode 4. Stressful or Challenging?
It’s not the situation that causes us stress but the meaning and labels we attach to them - what affect would it have if we attached more accurate and rational labels?
18:03
March 1, 2019
Episode 3. Put yourself in a position to be lucky...
...but don’t rely on luck! What can you do to stack things in your favour? To put yourself in favourable situations which will connect you with the right people and opportunities?
10:43
February 28, 2019
Episode 2. A simple productivity tactic to reduce overwhelm.
It amazes me how obvious this is yet how few people use it. Listen, learn, apply, share and let me know how you get on with it!
09:47
February 27, 2019
Episode 1. The cost of ‘stress’ .
1st episode is a longer one to give some background the me and my work and to look at the costs of stress.
21:17
February 27, 2019
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