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Uniquely Brilliant Podcast

The podcast with strategies for creative, quirky, and extraordinary people of all ages. Diana Bader and Becky Berry accompany you on the adventure of living with unique brilliance. Whether or not you have an ADD, ADHD, Asperger's, or dyslexia, learn and share strategies from uniquely brilliant people and other experts in differences. If you sense your ideas, dreams, and thoughts are just a little bit bigger than "normal," and you are tired of feeling lost, frustrated or just plain wrong, this podcast is for you! Learn how to squelch those voices in your head that say you're wrong because you think differently and learn how to reclaim your best self!
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Now displaying: July, 2017
Jul 29, 2017

Becky and Diana explore concepts from David Allen’s book, Getting Things Done

In Getting Things Done, David Allen describes a 5 step process to master productivity. The steps: Capture, Clarify, Organize, Reflect, and Engage.

Capture:

  • Get every idea, task, and to-do item out of your head and put it somewhere.
  • Whether you use an app, a whiteboard, a notebook, or something else, find a place you trust to store your ideas.
  • Developing this habit prevents the cognitive load of incompletions (Roy Baumeister).

 

Clarify:

  • Process the ideas.
  • Ask “Is this important to me now?”
  • Ask “Does it add value?”
  • Use the 2 minute rule. If it only takes 2 minutes to deal the item, do it immediately.

 

Organize:

  • Where does this belong?
  • Give ideas and projects a priority.
  • What do I need get done today?

 

Reflect:

  • Review what your tasks and projects so you learn to trust your choices.
  • Schedule time for reflection.
  • Reflection creates more clarity.

 

Engage:

  • DO SOMETHING!
  • Take the first step.
  • Don’t let worrying about the end result paralyze you and keep you from moving forward.

 

Jul 27, 2017

Becky Berry and Diana Bader discuss the concept of Essentialism. 

  • Our modern concept of Essentialism is based on the book, Essentialism, by Greg McKeown.
  • We tend to believe we have to do it all; that it’s wrong to delegate or even drop tasks.
  • We can ask ourselves is, “Am I the best choice to do what needs to be done in this situation?”
  • When other people are actually the priority (like kids, partners (at home or at work), or employees), it’s crucial to get their input about what makes them feel like they are a priority.
  • When we know our priorities, it becomes easier to delegate or let go of things that don’t honor them.
  • We do our best when we focus on what we do best.
  • Just because we can do more doesn't mean we should.
  • Being busy does not equal being productive.
  • We can filter opportunities through the Essentialism lens and choose the best ones for us.
  • When our priorities are respected we feel valued.

 

Jul 16, 2017

Becky and Diana explore the relationship between traction and friction. 

  • Traction helps us navigate all terrains.
  • Friction helps traction move us forward.
  • Many people get stuck in the friction.
  • Friction leaves tracks to mark our progress.
  • The bigger the idea the more powerful the friction.
  • Obstacles can be crushed under the weight of traction.
  • We have become so resistant to friction that we have lost our ability to deal with it and have created rules to avoid it.
  • New ideas always create friction before they gain traction.
  • Traction is a function of friction and momentum is the energy produced from traction.
  • We don’t get traction, we gain traction.

Jul 2, 2017

Becky and Diana challenge us all to stop the incredibly destructive habit of comparing ourselves to others. 

  • There are so many shoulds to sort through!
  • Often our comparisons are fleeting thoughts that have a big impact.
  • We must trust ourselves and affirm that we know what to do.
  • Comparison keeps us focused outwardly instead of on ourselves.
  • When we compare ourselves to others we limit who we are.
  • To be our best selves we have to declare, “I know/ am enough to take action!”
  • Key questions: Where am I right now? How am I feeling? Am I uncomfortable because I’m stretching or does it just feel wrong?
  • When we are grateful for our journey we can trust and act.
  • There is no room for growth or progress when we are stuck in comparison mode.

 

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