Podcast: The Improvement Project

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Consistency is the key written under paper ripped back to reveal it. The Improvement Project podcast Episode 181 about Consistency Improvement Projects, Consistency, Accountability Partner, Improve, How To Become, Good Habits, Progress, Self Improvement, Mvp
MVP No. 6 – Intensity Makes a Good Story, Consistency Makes Progress – 181
In Episode 181, I revisit an episode that explores how consistency is the key to getting you the progress that you are looking for. Intensity makes a good story but consistency makes progress.
Women putting her hand out as if to say 'stop'. Episode 180 of The Improvement Project podcast: MVP No. 5 - How to Stop Caring So Much About What Other People Think People, Stop Caring, Facts, Best Self
MVP No. 5 – How to Stop Caring So Much About What Other People Think – 180
In Episode 180, I revisit an episode where I discussed the fact that humans spend a lot of time thinking about what other people think of them and how this is related to the fact that our brains are telling us it’s a matter of life or death. You can actually override this very old school impulse and I’ll give you some ways to do that in this episode
Done is better than perfect written in scrabble tiles for Episode 179 of The Improvement Project podcast which is MVP No. 4 - Let's Revisit Progress vs. Perfection Projects, Concept, Podcasts, Creative, Be A Nice Human, Let It Be
MVP No. 4 - Let’s Revisit Progress vs Perfection - 179
In Episode 179 we go back in time to June of 2020 to a segment in Episode 104 to talk about the concept of Progress vs Perfection. Remember that done is better than perfect and we are focusing on B minus work.
Mindfulness and Meditation teacher Dora Kamau on Episode 178 of The Improvement Project podcast about The Sunday Scaries Meditation, Mindfulness, Anxious, Sunday Scaries, Headspace, Series, Dora
The Sunday Scaries with Dora Kamau of Headspace – 178
In Episode 178, I talk with meditation and mindfulness teacher Dora Kamau about meditation and mindfulness as well as her new series on Spotify called Sunday Scaries by Headspace which is about the Sunday anxious feeling before a new week.
Yellow post-it note with 'Do The Thing'' written on it.MVP No. 3 – Let’s Revisit Motion vs Action – 177 Action, Learning
MVP No. 3 – Let’s Revisit Motion vs Action – 177
In Episode 177, in another MVP (most valuable podcast) episode, we go back in time to June of 2020 to a segment in Episode 105 to talk about the concept of Motion vs Action. Let’s learn about procrastination by preparing instead of doing the scary thing that will get you the results that you want.
Dr. Peggy Malone. MVP No. 2 – Who Do You Want to BE? – 176 Learning To Be, Wanted
MVP No. 2 – Who Do You Want to BE? – 176
In Episode 176, I re-share an MVP (Most Valuable Podcast) episode that introduces the BE DO HAVE model and creating a life you love not by Doing anything different, but by learning to BE different.
Dr. Kinga Mnich. Habits for Emotional Intelligence with Dr. Kinga Mnich – 175 Discuss, Positive Psychology, Myths, Episode, Emotions
Habits for Emotional Intelligence with Dr. Kinga Mnich – 175
In Episode 175 I welcome Dr. Kinga Mnich to the show to discuss habits related to emotional intelligence. Dr. Kinga Mnich is an international social-psychologist, educator and speaker specializing in emotions, positive psychology and gender. Her work solves myths of emotions by breaking down the complexity of the social & cultural concepts.
Jennifer Powter. How to Stop Sabotaging Your Health Habits with Jennifer Powter – 174 Health, Health Habits, Expert, Weight, Strategies
How to Stop Sabotaging Your Health Habits with Jennifer Powter – 174
In Episode 174, I welcome Jennifer Powter, a weight loss and mindset expert for women over forty. She shares some great strategies to help you take control of your mind and your health and to stop sabotaging your habits along the way.
Sign that says Gratitude is My Attitude. MVP No. 1: The Habit of Gratitude – 173 Gratitude, Habits
MVP No. 1: The Habit of Gratitude – 173
In Episode 173, I’m doing a special replay of an episode that is well loved and listened to and which also is thematic around the time of Thanksgiving….it’s an episode about the habit of Gratitude. Maybe you are a listener and you just found The Improvement Project and you haven’t had a chance to start at episode one and listen to all 172 episodes, and as a result you might have missed some of the most valuable episodes.
Dr. Heather McKee. Bite Sized Habits with Dr. Heather McKee – 172 Behavior Change, Behaviour Change, Behavior, Changing Habits, Founder, Bite Size
Bite Sized Habits with Dr. Heather McKee – 172
In Episode 172, Dr. Heather McKee and I discuss bite sized habits and so much more around creating healthy habits. Dr Heather McKee is the UK’s leading lifestyle behaviour change specialist and founder of drheathermckee.co.uk. She runs the Bite Sized Habits course for individuals looking to create lasting habit change. bitesizedhabits.co
Nikki and Ashley from The Habit Society. Talking Habits with The Habit Society – 171 Interview, Topics, Society
Talking Habits with The Habit Society – 171
In Episode 171, I share an interview about one of my favourite topics…habits! Listen in to hear my chat with Nikki and Ashley from The Habit Society
silver key on black background. Why Your Keystone Habits are the Key to Your Success – 170 Development, Success
Why Your Keystone Habits are the Key to Your Success – 170
In Episode 170 I review the Keystone Habits and why they are key to your success. Whatever your keystone habit is, it is the key that leads to the development of many of your other good habits.
person eating breakfast, drinking coffee and reading. Tips to Get Back to Routine – 169 Healthy Habits, Routine, Get Back, Tips, Quick, Healthy
Tips to Get Back to Routine – 169
In Episode 169 I share a few quick tips to help you get back into routine this fall with your healthy habits.
Maple leaves turning red in autumn. September is Here. Let’s Get After it! – 168 Back To School, September, January, Meant To Be, Reminder, School, Anything Is Possible
September is Here. Let’s Get After it! – 168
In Episode 168 I remind you how September is another January and it’s time to get back after it!That back to school feeling, and crisp fall air gives us all an ‘anything is possible’ feeling that means it’s time to get back to routine.
person laying on couch reading a book. Rest vs Avoidance – 167 Avoid, Rest
Rest vs Avoidance – 167
In Episode 167, I was inspired by a Brooke Castillo podcast to share some thoughts on true rest versus avoidance behaviour or what she calls laziness when you are working toward the results that will lead to your big dreams and goals.
Kelli Youngman smiling. Life Coaching and Thought Habits with Kelli Youngman – 166 Coaching, Project Life, Life Coach
Life Coaching and Thought Habits with Kelli Youngman – 166
In Episode 166 I welcome Kelli Youngman back to the show to discuss the benefits of Life Coaching as well as thought habits and how changing the way you think can change your life.
Woman with hands on her face looking frustrated in front of her computer. You Win or You Learn – 165 Life Lessons, Personal Growth, Project Yourself
You Win or You Learn – 165
In Episode 165, I shared some of my life’s so-called ‘Failures’. I really believe that life happens for you…not too you. Your ‘Failures’ have lessons that are valuable in your personal growth. So it really is true that you win or you learn.
Man and woman high fiving in front of a computer on a desk. How to Harness The Power of Accountability – 164 Challenges, Accounting
How to Harness The Power of Accountability – 164
In Episode 164, I discuss some ways to harness the power of accountability. Accountability can be extremely helpful for you to get on track and stay on track with your good habits and routines.
white coffee cup on table with BEGIN written on it. 
The Best Way to Start a New Habit – 163 Start, Good Things, Best
The Best Way to Start a New Habit – 163
In Episode 163, I share some strategies that will help you be more successful as you start a new habit to get it locked in long term. I discuss something I’m calling Habit Inertia, goals vs systems and how your identity is an important factor to consider as you take on new habits.
woman drinking coffee and scrolling on her phone. How to Break a Bad Habit – 162 Bad Habits
How to Break a Bad Habit – 162
In Episode 162, I revisit some strategies on how to break a bad habit and replace it with a good habit
woman reading and holding a coffee. 10 Habits for Self Care – 161 Happiness, Self Care, Prioritize
10 Habits for Self Care – 161
In Episode 161 I share 10 habits for self care that you can incorporate into your life so that you prioritize your health and happiness and also maximize your potential of being the best version of you that will lead the way to your big dreams and goals.
hand holding a sign that says Grateful. Things to Be Grateful For When You’re Not Sure What to be Grateful For – 160 Ideas, Intentions
Things to Be Grateful For When You’re Not Sure What to be Grateful For – 160
In Episode 160 I review the 5 Levels of Gratitude and share some ideas of what you can be grateful for when you’re not sure what to be grateful for.
Woman with head down on computer. 10 Ways to Get Motivated When You Just Don’t Feel Like It – 159 Motivation, 10 Things
10 Ways to Get Motivated When You Just Don’t Feel Like It – 159
In Episode 159 I share 10 ways that you can get motivated and get your butt in gear when you have an important task or habit or routine or deadline and you have little to no motivation to get after it and you just don’t feel like it.
Person celebrating with arms up on edge of cliff looking at blue sky. 6 Habits of Successful People – 158 Successful People, Habits Of Successful People
6 Habits of Successful People – 158
In Episode 158 I share 6 habits of successful people. From Consistency to Gratitude, listen in for the habits you need to lock in to get closer to your big dreams and goals.
Peggy Malone and Jayme Henderson hiking and promoting Episode 157 of The Improvement Project: An Update on our 21 for 2021 Goals Check, Special Guest
Update on our 21 for 2021 Goals with Jayme Henderson – 157
In Episode 157 I am once again welcoming back a special guest Jayme Henderson so each of us can check in and give an update on our 21 for 2021 goals.
Habits for Heartbreak with Jayme Henderson Physical Health, Hope For The Future, Mental
Habits for Heartbreak with Jayme Henderson – 156
In Episode 156 Jayme Henderson joins us again to discuss the recent Lifequake that she has experienced and the habits she is working on as she navigates heartbreak and major change in her life. She shares the habits she is working on related to her mental, emotional and physical health, her happiness and her hope for the future. This one is an emotional one so grab your tissues and a glass of water to stay hydrated!
Brain Habits to Boost Productivity With Dr. Nicole Byers – 155 Productivity
Brain Habits to Boost Productivity With Dr. Nicole Byers – 155
In Episode 155, I’m joined by neuropsychologist Dr. Nicole Byers to discuss brain habits to boost productivity. In What Are You Into Lately, I share a habits hack that’s got me finally exercising regularly and my guest Nicole shares a book that will help you get better at getting rejected.
How to Balance the Needs of Your Future Self and Your Present Self- 154 Reading, Future
How to Balance the Needs of Your Future Self and Your Present Self- 154
In Episode 154 I discuss the needs and wants of your future self and your present self and how the chemical dopamine plays a role. This came up after reading the book The Molecule of More by Daniel Z. Lieberman and Michael E. Long.
How to Avoid The Summer Habits Slide – 153 Summer
How to Avoid The Summer Habits Slide – 153
In Episode 153 I discuss how to avoid the summer habits slide and how summertime is often habits consistency kryptonite.
The Habit of Learning Will Increase Your Well-Being – 152 Wellness
The Habit of Learning Will Increase Your Well-Being – 152
In Episode 152 I talk about the habit of learning and it’s benefits to your well-being.