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More. Better. Faster. Success Strategies for Creative Professionals
20 minutes | Sep 14, 2021
Approaches to Mental Fitness
in this episode, I'm exploring some strategies for keeping your mind sharp and mental status on track. NOTE: This is NOT intended as psychological or medical advice. If you are in mental distress, SEEK HELP from qualified professionals. We're talking about tools like: ✔︎ Gratitude Practice ✔︎ Meditation Practice ✔︎ Forgiveness ✔︎ Activity - keeping the brain active and engaged with puzzles, games, exercises, and creative activity. ✔︎ Nutrition - "Brain Food" and avoiding toxic foods, beverages and drugs.
21 minutes | Aug 31, 2021
Changing your attitude about exercise and fitness
This is the first episode in a a mini-series on health and self-care. This time, we're exploring exercise, along with some of (my) limiting beliefs and how I'm reframing them as I commit to exercising more.
21 minutes | Aug 27, 2021
Life is like a symphony, with ups and downs, many surprises, triumphal marches, and instruments in sync with each other. In music, harmony refers to the combination of complimentary notes. In our daily lives, we seek harmony in our relationships, in our activities, the people and things around us. This episode explores the nature of harmony, some misconceptions about it, and strategies you can implement to achieve and maintain greater harmony in all aspects of life.
12 minutes | Aug 17, 2021
The little things
18 minutes | Jul 27, 2021
Focus & Distraction
Focus and Distraction Intro I’m Gordon Firemark, and I’ve got a problem. I have a really hard time getting focused. Staying focused. I’m easily distracted. I’ve never been diagnosed, but I’ve probably got a minor form of ADHD. I love to have lots and lots of things going on. Variety, as they say, is the spice of life. But it can also be a detriment. Getting things done can be a real challenge... a test of willpower Staying focused when we need to is hugely important. Fortunately, I’ve been able to learn some skills for getting and staying focused when I need to... and you can do that too. Start with goals - know what you really want/need to accomplish Be specific Write them down Prioritize Be clear about WHY Break own the goals into action steps. - a plan Map the path to completion of each task. Once you’ve settled on your plan, WORK IT. Be methodical and systematic Allocate the time for “deep work” Minimizing interruptions The power of ritual - getting into the Zone Create an environment conducive to focus Quiet? Hubbub? Too much quiet can also be distracting One Thing! Eliminate the common distractions Mobile Inernet Phone, etc. Quiet your mind Meditation Breathing exercises Visualize being in “the Zone” Tools Try some music - http://www.focusatwill.com has specially designed music tracks with specific tempos and beats to get the brainwaves optimized for focus. To Do lists Set a tomato timer. (Pomodoro method). https://francescocirillo.com/pages/pomodoro-technique Stay on task for 50 minutes, then take a short break. Switch tasks from time to time. If you’re feeling the pull. When you know you’re only tied to one task for a short time, it’s easier to stay in the zone.
18 minutes | Jul 13, 2021
Authenticity: Be yourself... your best self
In this episode, we explore the masks we wear, and how to be more authentic about who we are, what we believe, stand for, and care about.
16 minutes | Jul 8, 2021
Where you live matters!?
Let's explore where you're living and how it impacts your success, happiness and achievement. Listen for more details.. it's not how you're thinking.
8 minutes | Jun 29, 2021
Its all in the plan
In this episode, I reveal the power of a carefully assembled plan in achieving your goals. With this system in place, you are three times more likely to complete your tasks and move toward your goals.
13 minutes | Jun 25, 2021
Procrastination and Purpose Driven Life
This episode explores why we procrastinate, how we can stop and prevent it, and how living from a clarity of purpose can help. Get our free Vision Worksheet at https://www.gordonfiremark.com/worksheet And sign up for a coaching discovery call at https://gordonfiremark.com/coaching
11 minutes | Jun 17, 2021
"Patience Is A Virtue" us a load of BS!
In this episode, Lawyer/Coach/Entrepreneur Gordon Firemark explains why IMPATIENCE is the true virtue for creatives, leaders and business owners.
19 minutes | May 4, 2021
Diet, Nutrition & Success!
A recent personal experiment got me thinking about the real meaning behind “You are what you eat”, so in this episode we’re going to talk about the ways that diet and nutrition interact with our succeeding in achieving our goals and fulfilling our purpose in life, and some strategies for improving our intake, and thus our output!
17 minutes | Apr 29, 2021
You are what you eat, read, listen to, etc...
"You are what you Eat, read, watch, focus on, etc." In this episode, I'm recommending books, podcasts, blogs and more to help you on your journey to success and happiness. Drop your favorite motivational and self help material recommendations in the comments!
11 minutes | Apr 20, 2021
Hack Your Inner Critic
In this episode, we're talking about that noisy, nosy, obnoxious inner critic we all have, and how to turn it into a positive, useful source fo feedback and empowerment.
18 minutes | Apr 14, 2021
Why mindset matters
17 minutes | Apr 1, 2021
What is accountability? Why does it work? How does it help you achieve More, better, faster? How do you hold yourself accountable? How do you build an accountability partnership or team? You'll find answers to these questions and more in this episode of More Better Faster!
14 minutes | Mar 23, 2021
Wisdom from the mouth of a puppet?
Exploring the idea of Wisdom. We sometimes find it in surprising places.
9 minutes | Feb 23, 2021
Using Mind Maps to Unlock Your Creative Flow
Ever hit creative block? This can happen no matter what field you’re in, but when creative work is your lifeblood, ya gotta find a way out, to stay motivated and push through to the other side. Sometimes, it just takes stepping back and taking a break fro your work, but sometimes changing perspective, and adjusting the way you look at things is the answer... for that, I often rely on mind-mapping In this episode, I explain what they are, how to do them, and a bit about the science behind why they're great tools. Oh, and here are some examples: Digital Tool Created
22 minutes | Feb 2, 2021
The power of routines, systems and processes
In this episode, I examine the power of Routines, Systems and Processes in our daily lives, business, and creative expression.
8 minutes | Jan 19, 2021
Perfection: Enemy of Success?
In this episode, I explain why perfection (or perfectionism) is really the enemy that prevents you from achieving success!
16 minutes | Jan 5, 2021
Slow down to speed up
In this episode, I explain why sometimes it's necessary to slow down, take stock, adjust, implement systems, automations, delegations, before you can accelerate your pace toward your goals.
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