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Now displaying: July, 2018
Jul 30, 2018

Have you ever felt yourself changing in order to fit in? This week on Embracing Intensity, I talk about experiences of past guests and myself of being social chameleons and examine when it becomes a problem and when it can be a positive thing. 

In this episode:

  • I share about my experience at the SENG (Supporting the Emotional Needs of the Gifted) conference where I spoke last weekend.
  • 3 Types of social chameleons I've observed.
  • Thoughts on the difference between "fitting in" and "belonging"

Resources:

Find me on Patreon

Find Your Superpower Lesson

Jul 23, 2018

Do you suffer from ADHD and feel that it holds you back from reaching your full potential? Today we have Clinton Fetters on the show and he, as a husband and father, really understands how hard it is to feel that everyone else wants you to be linear, in a zig-zag world. Clinton would really love to live in a world where adults with ADHD can come out from the shadows and share their greatness with everyone around them. Listen in today to find out what he has to share.

Clinton works in a lumberyard by day, as a supervisor. He also aims to help adults with ADHD reach their potential through his personal brand, Distractonaut. In his free time, you will find him watching horror movies with his wife, playing board games with his daughter, or over-analyzing something in the corner! Recently, Clinton threw caution to the wind and began challenging himself daily, by creating talking videos on Instagram. Listen in to find out more.

More in this episode:

  • Clinton explains what he is intensely passionate about.
  • What caused Clinton to look deeper into himself and start Distractonaut.
  • Adjusting to, and coping with change when carving a path of your own.
  • What Clinton's particular brand of intensity looks like.
  • How Clinton's intensity affected him while growing up.
  • Why it's difficult sometimes for people with ADHD to be identified as gifted.
  • Cultural factors that affected Clinton while growing up.
  • Clinton's conscious decision to force his parents to send him to school.
  • How Clinton managed to intentionally tone himself down, over the years.
  • How much Clinton accidentally lost, from trying to fit into a mold.
  • The doubts and fears that Clinton experienced when he was first married.
  • Lessons that he learned about open communication in a relationship.
  • A lesson that Clinton learned about controlling his impulses.
  • How Clinton uses his fire for good.
  • How practicing meditation has really worked for Clinton.
  • The benefits of keeping a journal.
  • A book that Clinton keeps coming back to.
  • How Clinton helps other people to use their fire.
  • For the worksheet that Clinton has created for people who struggle with taking the next step, go to his website distractonaut.com

Links:

Aurora's website: Embracing Intensity

Clinton's website: www.distractonaut.com

Resources:

Book mentioned on the show: The One Thing by Gary W. Keller and Jay Papasan

Jul 16, 2018

This week on Embracing Intensity, I head to the SENG (Supporting the Emotional Needs of the Gifted) conference in San Diego! I also discuss what's coming up in the next couple of months.

In this episode, I share:

  • An overview of my upcoming talk, which I will share on a call in August.
  • Topics for the next two group calls for Patrons.
  • Why next week's interview episode is notable. 
Jul 9, 2018

Do you have a message to share with the world? Rukshana was once unable to share her message, but she now not only sharing her message but is paving the way for others to do so, as well. Rukshana shares what it is like to be a former refugee and immigrant from Mozambique. Tune in to this week’s episode to hear Rukshana’s story.

Rukshana is CEO of her women’s coaching business where she is able to help women overcome their rough pasts and create their desired, beautiful lives through nature retreats and various online coaching programs and communities. This week’s Embracing Intensity show is one you will not want to miss! 

More in this episode:

  • Learn what Rukshana experienced in a refugee camp.
  • Rukshana shares how she turned the negative experiences of abuse in a refugee camp to positivity.
  • Rukshana shares what prompted her to speak up for herself.
  • Move beyond unresolved issues and love yourself.
  • Rukshana tells us how having children made her closely examine her life’s purpose.
  • Learn how Rukshana improved her overall health, including getting off prescription medications.
  • Rukshana shares how it is ok to be vulnerable.
  • Understand your body!
  • Meditation can be used as an important tool.
  • Learn how personally experiencing nature can change your life.
  • Rukshana shares how she helps others find their passion and helps them verbalize it to others.
  • Rukshana shares how simplifying your life can benefit you. 

Links:

The Miracle Morning, by Hal Elrod, was a helpful book for Rukshana.

Rukshana’s Facebook Page

A Women’s Lifestyle Community, Rukshana’s group on Facebook

Rukshana’s Website

Instagram Page

Twitter Page

Jul 3, 2018

Do you have so many things you want to do that you don't know how to decide what to focus on? You are definitely not alone! This has been a theme this week for me both in coaching and my League of Excitable Women Facebook Group. This week, I touch on the three main things I consider when I decide what to focus on and share a few resources I've created in the past.

In this episode:

  • How do the choices affect your stress and energy?
  • How do they align with your purpose and values?
  • What has the most impact for the least amount of effort?

Resources:

First solo episode On Paralyzing Abundance

Blog post on Energy Balance

Blog post on Tools for Prioritization

Find Your Superpower Course

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