On this episode Ariel and Roger talk about their conclusion of a chapter, and taking a hiatus from the podcast, after a year of learning, unlocking and sharing the lessons and the wisdom with other people. Ariel and Roger reflect on previous episodes - on what has been said, what has been learned, what has been unlocked – what has been done and how it has been done. They also share about their current chapters in their lives and professional journeys.
Quote of the week is by Mel Gibson: “I...
On this episode Ariel and Roger talk about closure. There is a natural desire for closure, but sometimes we become so fixated on wanting the closure that we miss out the opportunity that is around us. If we focus on one thing, we might miss some other things. But the opposite might also be true. The question is: what am I craving more? Am I craving more openness and spontaneity, or am I craving more closure and structure? And how do I provide that to myself in the giving situation?
On this episode Ariel and Roger talk about sensitivity and how personality types deal with sensitivity. Being sensitive can be defined as easily hurt or damaged (emotionally), or, being delicately aware of the attitudes and feelings of others. They discuss on how being too sensitive can result in a negative feedback or criticism and they share their life experience when it comes to their sensitivity. Quote of the week is by Doreen Virtue: “When we realize that sensitivity is a gift and not a...
On this episode Ariel and Roger are talking about digging the foundation and building a strong house. Of course, foundation and house are metaphors for acquiring experience, putting people in place, and learning things required for building a strong business.
Quote of the week is by Gordon B. Hinckley: “You can't build a great building on a weak foundation. You must have a solid foundation if you're going to have a strong superstructure.”
The bigger business you want to build,...
On this episode Ariel and Roger talk about “think time” and its impact on productivity, mindset and mental health. In these stressful times, we need think time to process what’s happening in our lives and vicinity in order to protect our mental health, and be more productive. There are 4 kinds of think time: Creative, Strategic, Visionary, and Narrow/Project-based
Quote for this week is by Peter F. Drucker: There is nothing so useless as doing efficiently that which should not be done at...
On this week’s show, Ariel and Roger talk about personality type assessment tools and increasing your self-awareness. Finding out your personality type should provide you an insight why you think differently from others, and it will help you to understand yourself better. Ariel and Roger talk about some of those tools and which they prefer.
Quote of the week is by Don Richard Riso: ““If we observe ourselves truthfully and non-judgmentally, seeing the mechanisms of our personality in action,...
This episode puts vulnerability into perspective. Ariel and Roger talk about vulnerability, what it means to them, and when to show it to someone or share it with the world. It’s good to show our vulnerability, but we need to make sure we’re showing our scars, and not our open wounds. We need to make sure we heal first.
Quote of the week is by Brené Brown: “Vulnerability is not winning or losing: It's having the courage to show up and be seen when we have no control over the outcome....
On this episode Ariel and Roger talk about breaking the cycle/pattern of learned helplessness. Learned helplessness is a condition when a person suffers from a sense of powerlessness. It comes from a traumatic event or a persistent failure to succeed. When people feel out of control over the situation, they start feeling helpless and they might overlook an opportunity for a relief or a change.
Quote of the week is by Lech Walesa: “It is hardly possible to build anything if frustration,...
On this episode Ariel and Roger discuss the difference between true and right. Does the right answer exist? What does right even mean? Ariel and Roger define those terms for us and share their experiences in different situations when they had to make the right choice according to their truth.
Quote of the week is by Amanda Kahlow: “Stay true to yourself and your vision. Don’t let any one person’s opinion move you; listen, but be confident.”
True - In accordance with fact or...
Ariel and Roger share their story of how they met and engaged in deep conversations which led to Roger co-hosting the show. When two people connect and create an energizing spark, it creates an energy which motivates and leads to action. It is exactly why this episode is tied to productivity.
Quote of the week by Charles Eames: “Eventually everything connects - people, ideas, objects. The quality of the connections is the key to quality per se.”
1) Connection creates...
This episode is all about perspective and how shifting it affects our decisions and life circumstances. Ariel and Roger go deep on playing to win and playing not to lose. They share their stories and look back on situations in their life where they had to decide how to approach certain events.
Quote of the week is by Tom Brady: “I think that at the start of a game, you’re always playing to win, and then maybe if you’re ahead late in the game, you start playing not to lose. The true...
On this episode Ariel and Roger talk about their “why” and how it connects to their purpose. Also, they discuss personality types. Sometimes we ask ourselves: “What is my purpose? Why do I do what I do?” Find your “why” and become a satisfied and fulfilled person.
Quote of the week is by T.D. Jakes: “If you can’t figure out your purpose, figure out your passion. For your passion will lead you right into your purpose.”
1) Your “why” is your “compass” guiding you...
On this episode Ariel and Roger talk about the fear of success. It’s very similar to the fear of failure and it correlates with the fear of not being worthy, fear of embarrassment, fear of dependence/attachment, fear of separation, fear of not being enough, fear of leadership and fear of resentment. Fear of success is preventing us to achieve our goals, to be our best selves and prosper in business; therefore, Ariel and Roger will show us how to address and face the fear of success.
On this episode Ariel and Roger talk about all or nothing (black or white) thinking and how decision fatigue is affecting it. A black or white thinking refers to thinking in extremes. It is not serving us as it limits our options and changes our relationships with other people. Your hosts will show you how you can get over “all or nothing thinking”. Quote of the week is by Robin Conley Downs: “The truth is, it’s not about willpower, it’s about reducing decisions”.
On this episode Ariel and Roger talk about visualization and their experiences with it. Visualization is a technique of creating a mental image of desired outcomes and it’s used for NLP coaching (Neuro-linguistic Programming). Roger and Ariel explain that by visualizing, your desires will not manifest/materialize on their own, but it can help you to pursue and reach your goals. Quote of the week is by Denis Waitley: “When you visualize, then you materialize”
If you can’t...
On this episode Ariel and Roger talk about the image of self. It’s very important how you view yourself because it determines actions you take in each moment. This one is similar to the episode on Detrimental Perspective where they talked about how you view the world around you. This is about how you view yourself. Quote of the day by Maxwell Maltz: “You will act like the sort of person you conceive yourself to be”.
How you view and define yourself matters because you define...
On this episode Ariel and Roger talk about personality type assessments and how it relates to awareness. The episode starts with a quote from Ariel: “Awareness is first step and should never be the last”. Ariel shared a story where her personality types came in conflict and she explained how it affected her and others around her.
Awareness is important, but there should be an action after it.
Personality type assessment tools and how do we use them.
Conflict of achieving...
In this episode, Ariel and Roger are having a conversation around the quote, “The path to success is to take massive, determined action,” by Tony Robbins. They point out the importance of taking action and putting our work out there instead of being hindered by our thoughts of striving for perfection.
Action is the only thing that truly gets results.
Negative self-talk serves no one and we have to make sure to catch ourselves when it starts to happen and take conscious action...
In this episode Ariel and Roger talk about productivity with purpose. They share a vulnerable and honest story about their experience with losing motivation for productivity. The discussion can be summarized with a quote: “Focus on being productive instead of busy.” ― Tim Ferriss, The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich
Clarifying and defining your purpose
Focus on what satisfies you
Doing productivity with purpose
On this episode Ariel and Roger talk about personality and connection. They discuss whether having the same personality type automatically connects one person to another. The discussion can be summarized with a quote: "Friendship…is born at the moment when one man says to another “What! You too? I thought that no one but myself…” - C.S. Lewis, The Four Loves
The mistake people usually make is thinking that people with the same personality type are alike. The truth is...
On this episode Ariel and Roger talk about personality. Ariel shares a story where she had a conflict with her coworker and how determining her personality solved the issue. Roger and Ariel dissect the situation and come to the conclusion each personality type has to be approached in a different way.
Studying personality types might offer an insight to approach a conflict in a right way
Some personality types like to be acknowledged for their hard work.
Ariel talks with Roger about giving yourself the permission. Permission to believe, permission to move on, permission to accept it, permission not to blame yourself for what you did not know. Giving yourself permission changes your perspective and affects your future eventually.
If you change your perspective, you’re opening yourself up to those new experiences
Awareness = empowerment. Awareness should always be the first step, but should never be the...
In this episode, Ariel talks with Roger Wallkoff, a fellow enthusiast in emotional intelligence, about faith and certainty. Roger’s core belief is elevate others to elevate others which means that when you elevate someone or a group, that group brings you along with them. It’s an episode full of wisdom and life philosophy which can help our listeners to improve themselves in work and in life
The future holds uncertainty
Nothing is certain in the future
This episode is dedicated to Ariel’s dear friend and Mentor, Todd Anderson, who’s currently battling cancer. She shares a story how they two have met and how two completely different persons with different perspectives can ﬁnd a common language to work together. Ariel also shares 7 valuable lessons Todd has taught her.
Be unapologetically yourself. Life is too short not to be
Embrace your strengths and weaknesses
Don’t hold back your “treasure” from the world
On this episode Ariel focuses on personality. Ariel distinguishes the two terms and
reveals the lens through which you can view if someone is an extrovert or an
Embrace the complexity to draw out simplicity
Your personality type is your foundation, not your limitation
Every person needs human connection whether he’s/she’s introvert or an extrovert.
Every person needs internal reflection or meditation time
The difference between valuing and being...