060: Interview of Superachiever Mark Myette

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In this episode of Quit Bleeping Around, awesome superachiever, author, and former FBI violent crime analyst and senior manager Christina Eanes interviews superachiever Mark Myette. Mark is Principal at ECC, Inc, where he connects you with your gifts to maximize your life and career outcomes. In this episode, Mark talks about Name – Claim – Aim, as well as how important discipline, learning, and giving back are to superachievers.

If you’d like to learn more about Mark, visit his website at www.whatareyourgifts.com or connect with him on LinkedIn.

Episode Credits:

Series Announcer: Seth D. Meyers (sethdmeyers.com)
Host: Christina Eanes (www.quitbleepingaround.com)
Outro: Linnea Sage (www.linneasage.com)
Intro/Outro Music: “Dangerous Dog” by Charlie J. Smith/SI Publishing

059: It’s All About the Brain, Folks!

How much of the stress you experience are you creating yourself? In this episode of Quit Bleeping Around®, awesome superachiever, author, and former FBI violent crime analyst and senior manager Christina Eanes discusses how your brain and mind work together to sometimes hinder you and how the awareness of this process is a strategy for overcoming it.

Episode Credits:

Series Announcer: Seth D. Meyers (sethdmeyers.com)
Host: Christina Eanes (quitbleepingaround.com)
Outros Announcer: Linnea Sage (linneasage.com)
Intro/Outro Music: “Dangerous Dog” by Charlie J. Smith/SI Publishing

Welcome to an awesome edition of Journey to Success Radio!

Christina Eanes is a former FBI violent crime analyst and senior manager on a mission to help others achieve more in life!

Prior to becoming THE advocate for superachieving, Christina spent over fifteen years in public service including several years at the FBI’s Violent Criminal Apprehension Program where she analyzed serial homicide and sexual assault cases in conjunction with state and local law enforcement officials. She was a senior manager in the FBI’s Leadership Development Program where she led a team of facilitators to improve and shift the management culture in the Bureau. Christina has a B.S. and M.S. in Criminal Justice Leadership,  an M.S. in Education with a specialization in Training and Performance Improvement, and is a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (CPCC). She is also a certified Insights® Discovery practitioner.

Christina currently works with government agencies, non-profit and for-profit organizations, stateside and internationally, in the law enforcement, retail, food & beverage, technology, medical, and legal industries. She delivers keynote speeches and workshops on mindset, communication skills, team dynamics, high performance, and leadership.

As an awesome superachiever, Christina has published Quit [Bleeping] Around: 77 Secrets to Superachieving; Companion Workbook; The Planner for Superachieving; The Journal for Superachieving; and Quit [Bleeping] Around: 77 Habits for Superachieving. She also hosts the Quit [Bleeping] Around podcast series on iTunes and is in the process of launching a new time management system for superproductivity.

Christina joins us on Journey to Success to give us great tips on how to get out of our own way and become a superachiever!

Date: June 9, 2017
Appearance: Journey to Success Radio Interview
Outlet: Journey to Success Radio
Format: Radio

058: Interview of Superachiever Laura Palmer

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In this episode of Quit Bleeping Around, awesome superachiever, author, and former FBI violent crime analyst and senior manager Christina Eanes interviews superachiever Laura Palmer. Laura is the founder and Chief Mindshifter at Bridgenosis.com where she specializes in helping mindful leaders and athletes reprogram their subconscious minds to hear, trust, and follow their internal GPS. In this episode, Laura provides some strategies for reprogramming the “autopilot” mode that we all fall into and how to listen to our own internal GPS.

If you’d like to learn more about Laura, visit her website at bridgenosis.com where you can check out all the resources she has available for you.

Episode Credits:

Series Announcer: Seth D. Meyers (sethdmeyers.com)
Host: Christina Eanes (www.quitbleepingaround.com)
Outro: Linnea Sage (www.linneasage.com)
Intro/Outro Music: “Dangerous Dog” by Charlie J. Smith/SI Publishing

Strategies for Emptying Your Mental Bucket

I can’t remember where I recently heard the term “empty your mental bucket” but I instantly decided I liked it. I think “mental bucket” aptly describes our minds. Think about it – our mind can often get too filled up with stuff that clutters our minds and we have to work on emptying it to stay focused and resilient to meet the everyday demands of life.  Have you ever caught yourself in a worry spiral? You know – when you started worrying about something and before you know it, you were deep in thought about how the world would soon end? Okay, maybe not the world ending, but our minds can take off with a simple little issue and turn it into a big one pretty quickly, right?

How do we rein our minds in when they inevitably get in our way? We empty our mental buckets. There are many strategies for emptying your mental bucket and each of us needs to find the ones that work for us. It is also a good idea to have several in your tool box in the event that one or two of them aren’t working for you with a particularly full bucket. Here are three that I use:

  1. Meditation – Nothing works better than meditation to empty a full mental bucket. Meditation is a loaded word for some so let me explain how I do it. Some people are good with just sitting and clearing out their mind for a given time period each day. I am not one of those people. My meditation has to be a bit more active – I like to take a meditative walk in the woods or lay some place looking at the vast sky watching the clouds float by or some other similar activity.  The important thing here is you get yourself in an environment where you mind is so consumed with the present moment that all of those thoughts that were cluttering your mind empty out.
  2. Exercise – Engaging the body in some sort of active exercise really helps to clear out the mental bucket. The exercise needs to be difficult enough that you can only focus on the present moment – I like a good, hard-hitting tennis match – so that your mind is so focused on the activity and it doesn’t have an opportunity to think about anything else. Another benefit is that you tire out your body, so it isn’t going to allow you to stay awake at night ruminating on things.
  3. Stop it! – This strategy works after spending some time intentionally working on your ability to empty your mental bucket and it doesn’t work all the time, especially when you allow your mind to get too far down the rabbit hole. When I find myself starting to fill up the mental bucket, thinking about all the things I have to get done or other similar worry chain, I simply tell myself to stop. I literally tell my mind to stop wasting my mental energy on things that either I can’t control or that I don’t need to figure out the twenty million different potential outcomes (that I can address the one that happens, when it happens). I’ll usually try this strategy first and then resort to the first two strategies if it doesn’t work.

There you have it folks – in order to be more successful in life (or to simply get through the day-to-day of life), we need to have ways in which to empty our mental buckets when they get too full with clutter. I’ve provided you with three strategies I utilize, so now it’s your turn. Reflect on the strategies you use and how successful you are at implementing them. Then think about how you can improve upon your ability to empty your mental bucket and do it.

057: It Has No Meaning (And Other Updates)

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Ever get upset by something someone said or did? In this episode of Quit Bleeping Around®, awesome superachiever, author, and former FBI violent crime analyst and senior manager Christina Eanes discusses how absolutely nothing has meaning until we choose (consciously or unconsciously what it means to us) and strategies for overcoming those triggers when we’ve reacted emotionally because of this.  In addition, Christina shares some exciting updates coming to the Quit Bleeping Around® podcast series.

Episode Credits:

Series Announcer: Seth D. Meyers (sethdmeyers.com)
Host: Christina Eanes (quitbleepingaround.com)
Outros Announcer: Linnea Sage (linneasage.com)
Intro/Outro Music: “Dangerous Dog” by Charlie J. Smith/SI Publishing

056: Interview of Superachiever Geoff Woliner

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In this episode of Quit Bleeping Around, awesome superachiever, author, and former FBI violent crime analyst and senior manager Christina Eanes interviews superachiever Geoff Woliner. Geoff is the founder and CEO of Winning Wit, a team of award-winning comedians who provide speechwriting and presentation coaching services for every type of event. In this episode, Geoff encourages you to follow your dream – life is short!

If you’d like to learn more about Geoff, visit his website at www.WinningWit.com.

Episode Credits:

Series Announcer: Seth D. Meyers (sethdmeyers.com)
Host: Christina Eanes (www.quitbleepingaround.com)
Outro: Linnea Sage (www.linneasage.com)
Intro/Outro Music: “Dangerous Dog” by Charlie J. Smith/SI Publishing

055: Do You Have an Accountability Partner?

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Do you have someone in your life with whom you set goals and then conduct a regular report in to each other on your progress? In this episode of Quit Bleeping Around®, awesome superachiever, author, and former FBI violent crime analyst and senior manager Christina Eanes examines the benefits of an accountability partner and how to forge this type of relationship with another in the most effective manner.

Episode Credits:

Series Announcer: Seth D. Meyers (sethdmeyers.com)
Host: Christina Eanes (quitbleepingaround.com)
Outros Announcer: Linnea Sage (linneasage.com)
Intro/Outro Music: “Dangerous Dog” by Charlie J. Smith/SI Publishing

054: Interview of Superachiever Lisa Danforth

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In this episode of Quit Bleeping Around, awesome superachiever, author, and former FBI violent crime analyst and senior manager Christina Eanes interviews superachiever Lisa Danforth. Lisa is a business strategist with the mission of helping women entrepreneurs create financial independence and security through a passion-based business. In this episode, Lisa share her insights on the importance of having a very clear vision and living a life in which you are true to yourself.

If you’d like to learn more about Lisa, visit her website at www.LisaDanforth.com and download her free guide, “5 Simple Steps to Get Out of Overwhelm and Get Into Action.”

Episode Credits:

Series Announcer: Seth D. Meyers (sethdmeyers.com)
Host: Christina Eanes (www.quitbleepingaround.com)
Outro: Linnea Sage (www.linneasage.com)
Intro/Outro Music: “Dangerous Dog” by Charlie J. Smith/SI Publishing