RADIO SHOW/AUDIO PODCAST: Solutions...with Courtney Anderson! (SwCA) Episode 114 - Originally aired 5/30/2014 9:00 AM - JOYFUL ART OF BUSINESS! series - "Why do people do what they do? Because they want to and they are allowed to."
This episode is part of our JOYFUL ART OF BUSINESS™ series wherein we explore how to combine the positive benefits of our professional endeavors (“business”) with the overall positive emotional return on our efforts (“joy”). Our episode topic is, “Why do people do what they do? Because they want to and they are allowed to.”
Why was my team member late to work every day last month? Why did my friend ignore my phone calls? Why did the person I was dating call me ugly? Why did my boss tell me I was a disappointment? Why did the person behind me in line at the store step on my foot? Why did my friend not invite me to their birthday party? Why is my supervisor mean to me? Why does my child refuse to clean up their room? Why does my cousin borrow money from me and never pay me back? Why does the dry cleaner continue to lose my clothes?
We could on forever asking why about specific situations. The universal core issue is why do people do what they do? The “answer” is, “Because they want to and they are allowed to.”
We are not able to control what other people want. We are only going to focus on allowing people to behave the way that they do.
At work, at home, with friendships, with romantic relationships, etc., we have to [...]
RADIO SHOW/AUDIO PODCAST: Solutions...with Courtney Anderson! (SwCA) Episode 112 - “Don’t take NO for an answer!” - Originally aired 5/28/2014 9:00 AM - MYTH WARRIORS! series
In the MYTH WARRIORS™ series we are targeting ideas to begin to assess whether they are credible or not (i.e., they are a myth, fallacy or even a lie). The target for this episode is, “Don’t take NO for an answer!”
When you want something in life you have to go for it! It is your job to overcome objections and turn a “No” into a “Yes.” Quitters never win and winners never quit.
No means No.
What do you believe?
It is challenging to understand when we are supposed to “push ahead” and take what we want in life and when we are supposed to accept “no” and stop a behavior.
Bottom Line: If you receive one “No” response, you should stop asking that same entity (person, company, college, etc.) for the same thing (i.e., knocking on the same door). If you receive two “No” responses, you must stop asking that same entity for the same thing. It is time to move to another door.
If you continue to “try to turn a No into a Yes” more [...]
I Feel Invisible. - RADIO SHOW/AUDIO PODCAST: Solutions...with Courtney Anderson! (SwCA) Episode 111 - Originally aired 5/27/2014 9:00 AM - HELP! SITUATION SPOTLIGHT series
In our HELP! SITUATION SPOTLIGHT™ series, we shine the light on challenges that community members have shared with me. This episode is, “I Feel Invisible.”
From the UK
“Employment Law Study Shows Brits Feel Invisible at Work - Brits feel invisible in the workplace at the age of 54, a new study has revealed.”(http://www.slatergordon.co.uk/media-centre/press-releases/2014/02/employment-law-study-reveals-brits-feel-invisible-in-the-workplace/)
“[T]he social phenomenon known as "invisible women's syndrome": a condition generally understood to affect women aged from about 45 to 59 – or 2.2 million Australians.” (http://www.smh.com.au/lifestyle/life/the-mysterious-case-of-the-disappearing-women--20130119-2czy8.html)
From the US
Why a 'good job' making 'good money' will leave you poor. - RADIO SHOW/AUDIO PODCAST: Solutions...with Courtney Anderson! (SwCA) Episode 110 - Originally aired 5/26/2014 9:00 AM - FINANCIAL FIERCENESS! series
This episode is part of our FINANCIAL FIERCENESS!™ series! Our FINANCIAL FIERCENESS!™ series integrates our financial goals into our overall strategic development plan for surpassing our goals. This episode is, “Why a “good job” making “good money” will leave you poor.”
A “good job.” Is it the solution to financial insecurity? No. Financial independence is the goal. This is when you have no debt and income from what you own (rental properties, interest, etc.) pays your bills on your necessities (property taxes, utilities, etc.) and provides you with “extra money” for you to use at your discretion (going out to eat, entertainment, etc.).
Financial dependance (i.e., being “poor”) is when you do not have enough income to pay your necessary bills and provide you with “extra money” to use for fun (discretionary income). There is a limit to how much income you are able to earn from your labor. You are able to increase the variable of how much you earn per hour (based on wages and increased efficiencies), yet you are always limited to how many hours you are able to utilize for labor due to the fact that you are one person. What happens if you “lose” your job? If you don’t have the income (from what you own) to pay your bills, you are financially dependent (or “poor”).
Earning more income [...]