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Podcast Thoughts: The Life Coach School Episode #244 Thinking Big

May 8th, 2019 by Debbie's World of Books

Access The Life Coach School’s Episode #244 here.

As I mentioned in an earlier post I’ve been on the hunt to find books, podcasts, YouTube videos, etc. to help my kids grow and listen/watch things besides video game or random YouTube videos. I’ve stumbled across some great books and podcasts that have lead to some interesting discussions with my 8 year old and 11 year old. My 8 year old son and I listened to this episode while waiting for my 11 year old to finish practice and while this podcast is geared towards adults it had some great nuggets that my son was also able to apply to his life.

I found that both my kids will sometimes say that learning to do something new is “Impossible!” and that they will “never be able to figure it out” and want to give up trying. I’ve tried to point out to them that they’ve said this same thing when they were first trying to learn to ride a bike without training wheels or tie their shoelaces and now those things are pretty much second nature to them. In this podcast Brooke Castillo points out how beneficial and necessary it is to set “impossible goals” for ourselves and to think big because that is the only way we truly grow. It’s so easy to stay in our comfort zone and do the things we know we are good at and never venture beyond that but then you stay stagnant in life. She talks about business goals and weight loss goals but I pointed out to my son his big goals can be learning a new skill or right now he’s working on dealing with anger and frustration issues. Mastering that could be his big goal and we talked about how he could break down smaller goals to lead up to that ultimate goal, things he could do every day to work his way towards that goal and how to deal with potential obstacles to achieving that goal. I think having discussed those smaller steps and pointing out other “impossible goals” he has already achieved helped make his other goals seem more achievable even though they seem so big to him now. He did have me pause the podcast at some points to explain what certain words meant or to more fully explain a point Brooke made which I thought was great. He really listened to what she was saying and worked to understand how it could apply to him. This is a great podcast for both kids and adults.

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