Welcome to Change Your Mindset (formerly known as Improv Is No Joke) where it is all about believing that strong communication skills are the best way in delivering your technical accounting knowledge and growing your business. The way of building stronger communication skills is by embracing the principles of applied improvisation. Your host is Peter Margaritis, CPA a.k.a. The Accidental Accountant, will interview financial professionals and business leaders to find their secret in building stronger relationships with their clients, customers, associates, and peers, all the while, growing their businesses.
Ep. 50 – Finding Happiness in Your Life with Reverend Susanna Goulder
Today’s guest, Reverend Susanna Goulder, is a life purpose coach and President of Live Your Good Life Coaching. She specializes in helping entrepreneurs and professionals quiet their minds to align with their innate strengths, values, and purpose.
In a previous life, Susanna was the original set decorator for Sex and the City. The industry put obstacles between her and happiness, so Susanna left her successful career in Motion Pictures and Television and entered the seminary to lead a purpose-driven life.
Susanna had it all and everything looked good on the outside, but inside she felt like a square peg in a round hole. The only thing she knew was that she wasn’t happy. When you feel like that, the ultimate challenge is to not beat yourself up and, instead, listen.
“There’s purpose everywhere. It’s just finding out how to settle into where you are expressing your strength.”
We often talk about listening on Improv is no Joke, but we don’t spend enough time talking about listening to yourself.
This isn’t entirely our fault – in fact, it’s a challenge because the human brain is out of balance.
The left side of the brain – which is pragmatic, survival-oriented, and analytical – is wired like a superhighway. The right side of our brain – which is more creative – is wired more like a dirt road. The left side of the brain is underdeveloped and underutilized.
When we feel overworked or out of place, we need to quiet our mind and let the left side of your brain rest. Be patient.
“We need to listen well with others, but we also need to listen well with ourselves.”
Your best life is continually coming to life, and watching what’s happening in your life will guide you. But you have to be quiet because, if you’re using your mind to direct yourself, then you’re not listening to the world around you giving you signs.
It doesn’t matter if we think of ourselves as left brained or right brained people. What we want to do is find ways, when we get stuck and we’re pushing at the work in front of us, to just step away and quiet our minds.
“We want it to be easy, and well-being is easy when you’re in the right place doing the right thing.”
If you want more resources or support, you can go to Live-Good-Life.com. Susanna also has some live events coming up in May and June. You can learn more about her upcoming book, Manifest Your Big Best Life: Love What You Do, by heading over to her website or shooting her an email.
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