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Stepping Up to Your Potential
13 minutes | Jan 20, 2023
Triggers are an Invitation
Triggers are the subconscious mind's attempt to get us to face wounds that are ready to be healed, while the conscious mind wants to keep avoiding them. Running from or using them to abusively control others allows them to fester and become poison. - Stepping Up To Your Potential Podcast - View the text version at https://SteppingUpToYourPotential.com or watch the video version on our YouTube channel.
11 minutes | Jan 6, 2023
Developing the Skill of Discernment
Discernment is our ability to critically and dispassionately evaluate diverse sources in order derive personal value. It is clear insight, intuition, and good judgement in action. When feeling lost with seemingly untrustworthy information, developing your own skill of discernment is the solution. - Stepping Up To Your Potential Podcast - View the text version at https://SteppingUpToYourPotential.com or the video version on our YouTube channel.
16 minutes | Dec 14, 2022
Welcome to the Hall of Mirrors
What we encounter of the world is a reflection of our internal state, so much so that we rarely can even see the person standing across from us for who they are. Welcome to the Hall of Mirrors. When you have the strength to start owning how much we live in a Hall of Mirrors, then you can begin the process of owning your projections and thus stepping into your power. - Stepping Up To Your Potential Podcast - View the text version at the blog (https://steppinguptoyourpotential.com/hall-of-mirrors/) or the video version on our YouTube channel.
17 minutes | Oct 26, 2022
Genuine empowerment is synonymous with personal sovereignty, in which we recognize we are responsible for all aspects of our lives and we own our power to make the changes we want. True Empowerment means we encourage and support empowering those around us. - Stepping Up To Your Potential Podcast - View the text version at the blog (https://sondrarobinson.com/empowerment/) or the video version on our YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1zbdImxKK1L-fGJUxuotVA) .
22 minutes | May 19, 2022
Secrets and Mysteries
Understanding with the head and understanding with the heart are very different things. In this episode I talk my experience of the differences, and share some examples to illustrate. Head understanding is a good handle, but heart understanding is where we can start cooking! Read the transcript of this episode on my blog at https://SteppingUpToYourPotential.com/secrets-and-mysteries/ or on my YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1zbdImxKK1L-fGJUxuotVA
13 minutes | Mar 6, 2022
Self-Sabotage ... Isn't
Self-sabotage is a self-defense mechanism protecting us from something. Recognizing the emotional realities underlying the various instances provides guidance on how to reconcile the emotional core with the conscious wants. - Read this episode transcription at the blog on https://SteppingUpToYourPotential.com/self-sabotage-isnt/ and subscribe to this series so you don't miss new ones when they come out.
8 minutes | Feb 27, 2022
A Relaunch and ReIntroduction
Stepping Up to Your Potential is undergoing a slight course correction - taking the perspective that this is as much a spiritual journey as it is a personal development and self-discovery one. It will still focus on the tools and teachers which I've found useful, and still takes the approach that I'm learning along with you - I just decided I didn't want to couch my journey in purely secular terms anymore. It's not about becoming a better person - you're already perfect! It's about having the courage to shine brightly! Step up with me. Read the transcript on my site here: https://sondrarobinson.com/reintroduction
12 minutes | Jul 13, 2019
Identity: Our Biggest Liability - Stepping Up To Your Potential
Did you know that "I am" is identity language? That simple statements such as "I am so stupid" get picked up by our core selves and treated as if absolutely true? Learn ways which Identity is an unintentional liability, how to make it a powerful asset. - Read this episode transcription at the blog on https://sondrarobinson.com/identity-biggest-liability/ and subscribe to this series so you don't miss new ones when they come out.
12 minutes | May 31, 2019
Identity: Our Greatest Asset
Identity is a multi-faceted, core concept for Who We Are, What Is Acceptable, What Has Value, and much more. Are you aware of all your identities? Learn more about how to use them actively and consciously to help achieve your goals. -- See the full transcribed episode on the blog at
7 minutes | Apr 7, 2019
Voice as a Window into the Self - Stepping Up To Your Potential Podcast Episode
Our voice can tell us so much about ourselves, but for the most part we are wholly unaware of it. Do you want to sound more confident? Be a better presenter? Learning to master the voice is a powerful tool! -- see the full episode transcribed on my website here https://sondrarobinson.com/voice-as-a-tool/
14 minutes | Feb 3, 2019
Stories Guide Everything - Stepping Up To Your Potential Podcast
Stories are the core guiding principles which determine how we interact with life, the world, ourselves and those around us. Most of the time, we are completely unaware of this and thus at their mercy. Step up to understanding with these tools. -- See the accompanying blog post on my website at https://sondrarobinson.com/stories-guide-everything/
13 minutes | Nov 2, 2018
Developing Your Observer Self - Stepping Up To Your Potential Podcast
Developing the ability to observe our own emotions as they happen is a vital skill, enabling you to work with an increasing range of difficult situations effectively. Get started on this right here. -- See the transcript of this post on the website at https://sondrarobinson.com/develop-observer-self/
9 minutes | Jun 2, 2018
Ask What Instead of Why - Stepping Up To Your Potential Podcast
Learning to ask what purpose an action or choice served will yield more useful results than asking why we do what we do. This post explores a bit about the difference between these questions, and takes a look at the emotional responses both types are likely to evoke and how to leverage those responses for our own gain. -- The full post with links on my website at https://sondrarobinson.com/what-not-why/
12 minutes | May 7, 2018
Exploring Emotional Discoveries - Stepping Up To Your Potential Podcast
Personal issues evolve rather than resolve. When that happens, they can be dealt with intelligently by asking the right questions. Once understood, take steps based on what is learned. Here I take you through an example journey of exploring an emotional discovers which illustrates how various lessons learned continue to expand and highlights some pitfalls to be mindful of. Celebrate lessons mastered, and keep challenging yourself to look upward.
7 minutes | Apr 4, 2018
Working Through Self-Doubt - Stepping Up To Your Potential Podcast
Stepping out of comfort zones often causes confrontation with self-doubts. The good news is that this means you've been successful. The better news is that you can work through it relatively easily. Here's how. -- For the transcribed or written version of this post, see it on the blog at https://sondrarobinson.com/self-doubts
8 minutes | Mar 20, 2018
Ego: Just a Sense of Self - Stepping Up To Your Potential Podcast
An ego is nothing more than our concept of self. A damaged ego or a wounded sense of self means we feel threatened by others to whatever degree the ego is damaged. It also means we cannot honestly manage and hold our true potential. Heal the ego to reach a solid foundation from which to build. -- See the transcribed version on my website at https://sondrarobinson.com/ego-just-self/
4 minutes | Mar 13, 2018
The No Nots Game - Stepping Up To Your Potential Podcast
Thinking with "Nots" - not like this, don't want that, etc - is a thinking pattern focused on limitations and barriers. Remove the limitations which prevent seeing potentials by playing this simple but surprisingly challenging game. -- See the written version of this episode along with links on the home blog at https://sondrarobinson.com/no-nots-game/
4 minutes | Mar 6, 2018
Using Frustration as a Guide
Life is a venture of constant learning. While I highly recommend taking classes, sometimes what we think we are pursuing is not what we are actually looking to learn. Use your frustration as a guide to help figure out what's going on beneath the surface. -- The written version of this post with links at https://sondrarobinson.com/frustration-as-guide/
7 minutes | Feb 23, 2018
Why Budgets Didn't Work For Me
I approached a budget as if it were a punishment, and emotionally responded by rejecting the limits I was trying to impose on myself. By changing tactics and approaches, I was able to create a spending plan that I could emotionally support and follow. -- See the original blog post here https://sondrarobinson.com/budgets-didnt-work
7 minutes | Feb 22, 2018
Recognize Your Native Value with This Tool
In many cases, our greatest strengths are so inherent to our natures that they are dismissed as mundane when in truth they have the potential to be your greatest asset. Use this exercise to help locate and recognize these inherent values. -- See the show notes at https://sondrarobinson.com/recognize-value/
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