During periods of fear and uncertainty, some of your most useful tools can be the inner values that resonate with your deepest purpose.
There come times in life when, no matter how strong, capable, and willful you are, there’s nothing you can do to make the difficulties go away. Some situations are beyond your ability to deal with on your own. Where do you turn when you’ve run out of options?
To be human is to be vulnerable, not only to your own shortcomings but also to larger factors that you can’t control. Being honest about that vulnerability, with yourself and with others, will strengthen your connections, enabling you to benefit from teamwork and cooperation. Asking for help will not only help to jumpstart your efforts, it can also enable you to recognize hidden strengths you didn’t even know you had.
In this second of two episodes on fear and uncertainty, Ralph and Kimberly discuss the nature of vulnerability, the importance of structure in life, and the power of faith in coping with life’s uncertainties.
Fear and uncertainty are recurring characters on our life stage, but so is courage. And we can choose which we want to direct.
Fear can feel debilitating on its own. When fear is coupled with unprecedented disruptions and uncertainties about daily life, the world can become a dark and frightening place.
Fear will instantly command your full attention, and that can literally save your life when you’re faced with a threat. So fear is a necessary part of life, as is uncertainty. It is from uncertainty, after all, that possibilities arise.
The problem is that fear and uncertainty can easily feel overwhelming, particularly when they are widespread and open-ended. But fear and uncertainty do not have to consume you. Difficult, frightening times provide opportunities for strength and courage to come forward in you.
Sometimes, when the world seems to be in hopeless disarray, it’s good to be reminded of that. In this episode, Ralph and Kimberly take a look at fear and uncertainty, and some of the best strategies for calling forth your courage.
Conflicting ideas & differing perspectives can lead to growth & connection rather than conflict & manufactured drama.
A lot of people put a lot of energy into taking offense at what others say and do. This can make you feel you have to walk on egg shells whenever you interact with anyone, to avoid possibly offending them.
But are all those offending words, actions and ideas really so offensive? Or is the drama of being offended really more of a way to avoid the hard work of finding common ground?
In this episode, Ralph and Kimberly reflect on how you can let go of the need to be offended, the desire to always prove you’re right, and the worry about what others think of you.
It’s easier than you might think to rise above the feckless game of being offended. When you do, you free yourself to create robust, authentic relationships, find common ground, and get good work done. You’ll enable yourself to successfully connect with people of widely differing perspectives, and create positive outcomes for everyone involved.
Taking responsibility for your own creativity will empower you with newfound freedom.
People often feel like responsibility locks them down & prevents them from doing other things that are more desirable.
But, the truth is that when you commit to living a creative life, you accomplish the things you desire most – whether that be writing a book, learning to play guitar or having a great marriage or business.
No one else can create the life you wish to live, the dreams you wish to fulfill, or the accomplishments you wish to achieve. Only you can bring your creative thoughts into the world as tangible pieces of art & unique ways of living.
Take responsibility for your creativity as an expression of your whole self. Listen as Ralph & Kimberly share ideas & give practical guidance on living a creative life in this episode.
How do you reconnect when you’ve lost your groove?
Life can be that way for all of us! And, in this episode, it’s Ralph. He’s not feeling very creative or connected. Can you relate?
Then, tune in as Ralph & Kimberly work their way back to a sense of connectedness, joy, creativity, productivity & purpose all within a very short span of time using tools that will work for you, too, when you’re feeling out of sorts.
It helps to remember that everyone, no matter how creative or successful they may be, goes through periods when they just can’t seem to get into the flow of life. One small shift can change the whole day, so you can reclaim your energy & get you back to living on purpose.