My Favorite Things to Teach
I want to walk you through my 10 favorite things to teach parents.
In fact, these principles are not only my favorite things to teach, but they are the things that the parents who I work with consistently tell me have had the most impact on their lives.
So, over the next several episodes, you’ll get access to my top 10 favorite principles.
And, I’m going to teach them in the order that I think would be most beneficial to you.
Feel Powerless in Your Parenting?
If you’re like most parents, you’ve probably felt powerless from time to time.
In fact, if you’re a first time listener to this podcast, I’m guessing that you’ve recently found yourself feeling powerless.
If you’ve listened to my podcast very long, you’ve probably heard me say that when you feel powerless as a parent, it’s because you’re focusing on things outside of your control.
Today, we’re going to talk about getting your personal power back
It’s Time to Take Your Power Back
If you’ve been feeling powerless, it’s time to take your personal power back.
There are 3 exercises that I’m going to walk you through to help you take your power power back and start living in integrity.
Exercise #1 Stop Focusing on Things Outside Of Your Control
One of the main ways that I see parents giving away their power is by constantly focusing on things outside of their control.
You’re guilty of this if you’ve ever found yourself feeling anxious, worried, and stressed because you are focusing on something that you want your teen to do, or not do, or to change.
You feel all of these disempowering feelings because you are focused on things outside of your control.
So, here’s the exercise I like to call the T-Chart of Control.
Listen to the podcast for details on how to do this exercise.
Exercise #2 Your Word Is Powerful
The second way that you might be losing your personal power is in the way that you speak.
Your words are powerful.
If you are critical of yourself, you are losing personal power.
If you are critical of others, you are losing personal power, and your focus is on things outside of your control.
Anytime you complain, you are losing your personal power.
When you blame, you are losing your personal power.
So, here’s the exercise.
Start gaining an awareness of how you speak, both internally and externally.
Awareness is a powerful starting point.
Many of the things that we do are unconscious habits.
By bringing awareness to this, you will then gain the power to be intentional.
So, the exercise is this. Spend one day gaining awareness of how you speak. Then, spend one day being intentional of how you speak.
Exercise #3 Live In INTEGRITY
Most people are living OUT OF INTEGRITY in their lives.
To me, living out of integrity is something we’ve been taught to do.
Living in integrity is when you do or don’t do something that you is not inline with who you want to be.
It’s saying you’ll do something, and then not doing it. Or, saying you won’t do something, and then doing it anyway.
It’s wanting something for yourself, for your live, and then not BEing the person that creates that.
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