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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: May, 2018
May 31, 2018

Becky and Diana challenge us to assess the stories we tell ourselves. 

  • Our stories are how we present ourselves to the world.
  • All of our stories can be true, and we get to choose which one we live in.
  • We can change the stories we tell ourselves.
  • Communicating an attitude of gratitude in our stories makes it hard to stay stuck in the negative.
  • Victimhood is frequently the default story, but it doesn’t have to be.
  • Attachment to the past and to expectations makes us victims in our stories.
  • What if things could work out better than we can even imagine?
  • Uncoachable clients choose to stay stuck in their negative story.
  • Surround yourself with people who value your story.
  • Stories enforce our boundaries.

May 23, 2018

Becky and Diana discuss the frustrations of communication gaps. 

  • We have to learn the language of the people we want to communicate with.
  • Personality differences often contribute to communication gaps.
  • We need to embrace change to understand.
  • People who are not entrepreneurial have a hard time understanding that lifestyle choice.
  • It is frustrating being questioned about a choice we have already made and having to explain ourselves.
  • Just because we don’t understand, doesn’t mean it isn’t valid.
  • Resilience and grit keep us moving whether we feel heard or not.
  • Everyone has had different life experiences that shape their choices and their ability to hear others.
  • Always assume good intentions.
  • When listening, put down your personal filter, and really hear the other person.

May 17, 2018

Becky and Diana talk about Core Values and how they keep you, you. 

  • Core Values are the building blocks of who we are.
  • Core Values help us stay aligned with what we need.
  • We are more grounded when we have identified and adhere to our Core Values.
  • Diana’s core values are both her default and reset buttons.
  • They express basic truths about us.
  • We know we are living in these values when others recognize them in us.
  • Core values can help us assess who brings value to our lives.
  • We are energy sources that need to be recharged.
  • Core Values give us a place to check in when we are out of balance.
  • We can take our core values with us anywhere.

May 11, 2018

Becky and Diana challenge the notion that there is only one right way to do anything. 

Something might not work for us if:

  • Should, have to, supposed to, are our reasons for doing it.
  • We recognize it’s not working.
  • We become aware of alternatives.
  • We hold on to the idea even when it’s not working.
  • We aren’t ready for the solution, so we only recognize it’s a fit when we are ready.
  • We are tapped out.
  • We just don’t fit the mold.
  • We process things differently.
  • It’s not a fit for our personality.
  • It’s just the wrong speed for our lives.

May 3, 2018

 

Becky and Diana host their friend and sister coach, Tonya Harvey. They have a lively discussion about their words-of-the-year and a general overview of how their year is going. The podcast was simulcast as a Facebook Live video session and can be found on https://www.facebook.com/pg/beckyberrycoach/videos/. 

  • Picking an annual word keeps our main focus top of mind.
  • When we do stream of consciousness writing, our brains clear and make room for the intentions behind our focus word.
  • Choosing a word-of-the-year helps our brain shift and see things differently.
  • When we choose one word or concept to focus on, it’s easier to maintain that focus all year long.
  • Once we say out loud that we want change, the change begins.
  • Sharing our successes is key to building more successes.
  • Taking one day at a time keeps us present amongst chaos.
  • Our annual word helps us tame expectations.
  • The words we choose as our focus help give us the discipline to move with the currents of life, ie, surf!

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