Consider This: Maybe It’s You with Lauren Zander

On this week’s episode, I am joined by Lauren Zander. Lauren is a life coach, university lecturer, and public speaker. She has spent over 20 years coaching thousands of private clients including couples, entrepreneurs, politicians, Emmy, Peabody, Grammy and Academy Award winners and Fortune 500 CEOs. Lauren is also the author of the book “Maybe It’s You” – a practical guide to help individuals figure out what they want out of life and how to make it happen.

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Lauren and I talked about introspection, fears, making and keeping promises (and Hugh Jackman!). She practically gave me a coaching session on this episode and this conversation ought to prepare you the next time you have a setback.

Some of the key takeaways include:
  • Getting on our own way: An anecdote on taking on too much (02:19) 
  • Overcoming the new human experience filled with what's wrong and fear (03:58) 
  • The relativity of success (06:02)
  • Working on spiritual, emotional, and physical integrity (10:33) 
  • Beginning at the end and small things that bring macro results  (17:10) 
  • I am doing the right thing: Stop asking and start doing and being (20:35) 
  • Setting up consequences to keep promises and be productive (25:16)
  • Making your dark side work for the good guys (28:52) 
  • Keeping your promises as a way of challenging fear (32:49)  
"When you have a big enough dream and you pick the five most important things for you to accomplish but you believe in the whole, there’s magic that will happen so other things happen while you are doing the five things."~ Lauren Zander 
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This episode will help you face your fears, get through the setbacks, and set your goals. A lot of what we touched on just scratches the surface and if you want more from Lauren, check out her website and her book. Also, she is giving an online coaching course offer for a limited time to Productivityist listeners. Use the promo code PRODUCTIVITYIST100 to get $100 off the program plus other perks and freebies. Head to to redeem it. (This special offer is valid until March 20th, 2019.)
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