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Becoming a More Excellent Me
9 minutes | Aug 5, 2019
Ep 32: Practice makes habit. Deliberate Practice builds expertise.
Deliberate practice is intentionally looking for the area that needs the most improvement, doing whatever it takes to improve it, and then repeating until excellence is achieved. It may involve a lot of trial and error and it may involve consultation with experts, but the key is that it is intentional, rather than just mindless drills.
4 minutes | Jul 31, 2019
Ep 31: Be You. Thoughts on Uniqueness. A Letter to My Daughter.
In this letter to one of her daughters, Chere' reflects on the importance of having a unique voice.
4 minutes | Jul 30, 2019
Ep 30: Be the Encourager You Need
Today Chere' reflects briefly on the need for us to encourage people around us. Rolfe Carawan gave an excellent TEDx talk on the subject. Link below: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sMxVTzWndlc&list=PLOvuT2jU_pHTkiBp0MAzSdP-o5T3loSmt
8 minutes | Jul 29, 2019
Ep 29: How to Cope With Imposter Syndrome
Sometimes we just feel like we cannot possibly do the tasks set in front of us. This is so common it is known as imposter syndrome. In this episode Chere' talks about how she copes with feelings of inadequacy at work.
7 minutes | Jul 27, 2019
Ep 28: A Job that Matters
Do you sometimes feel like your job doesn't have value? Are you looking for a job that matters? This episode is a simple reminder to us that if we refocus on serving others, then the job itself is irrelevant. A job of service is a job that matters. This episode mentions an interview with David Begnaud, a CBS News journalist. Here is the promised link to that interview.
8 minutes | Jul 26, 2019
Ep 27:Respect for others is the key to professionalism: an object lesson based on the former Puerto Rican governor.
True professionals value other people. Everything we do stems from the level of regard we have for others, and the Puerto Rican governor failed because he failed to respect others.
7 minutes | Jul 24, 2019
Ep 26: The Flaw in Self-Improvement
in today's episode Chere' reflects on the need for community instead of a focus on self. Our purpose comes not from self-fulfillment, but from service.
8 minutes | Jul 23, 2019
Ep 25: How to get past your fear and do what matters.
Do you feel like fear is stopping you from doing something you really want to do? Today's episode gives some practical advice for getting past those fears.
10 minutes | Jul 22, 2019
Ep. 24: Why you don't feel rested - and how to fix it.
Do you feel like life has you so busy you never have time to take a breather? Or do you find that you take time to rest in front of the television or a video game but you feel tired anyway? In this episode Chere' talks about the importance of intentional rest and solitude, rather than escapism.
9 minutes | Jul 21, 2019
Ep 23: You need to be more ambitious
Seeking excellence is not easy, so easy goals are the path to mediocrity.
6 minutes | Jul 19, 2019
Ep 22: Why You Should Ask Questions and Remember the Answers
The art of conversation is hard. The hardest thing is being genuinely interested in the other person.
6 minutes | Jul 18, 2019
Ep. 21: Goals are good. Principles are better.
When the idea of figuring out the next long-term goal is overwhelming, maybe the better choice is to examine principles, instead.
5 minutes | Jul 17, 2019
Ep. 20: Lessons From the Piano. We Need to Do More
Reflections on the need to focus on our priorities with intention, after letting go of what doesn't matter.
6 minutes | Jul 16, 2019
Ep. 19: The Essential Step for Personal Growth
Personal growth is hard and the easy way is never the answer. Chere' reflects on the one step that is most essential for personal growth.
5 minutes | Jul 15, 2019
Ep. 18: My Six Year Old Knows Everything. Thoughts on Teachability.
Reflections on what actually makes someone teachable.
7 minutes | Jul 14, 2019
Ep 17: Cookies. And the Joy of Work
When it seems like our children want nothing more than electronics, we search for another way. In my house, we make cookies to help teach the joy of work.
9 minutes | Jul 13, 2019
Ep 16: Get Past Your Perfectionism and get stuff done.
Have you ever struggled with finishing projects, or even starting them, because of your perfectionism? Are your high standards in the way? In today's episode Chere' shares thoughts about how to get stuff done without letting go of your high standards.
5 minutes | Jul 12, 2019
Ep 15: Belated Introduction and Welcome to My Podcast
After two weeks of podcasts, it's time I finally posted an introduction! Listen here for a brief "about this podcast" episode. Also, as mentioned in this podcast, you can reach me on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/ChereEvans.authorpage and via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
5 minutes | Jul 11, 2019
Ep 14: Stop Trying To Find Your Purpose
Constantly searching for your calling in life will leave you frustrated and disillusioned. The truth is, your purpose already found you.
5 minutes | Jul 10, 2019
Ep 13: If It Matters, You Show Up
Thoughts about the importance of meeting commitments like a professional.
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