The What If UP Club with Mendhi Audlin - Podcast Archives

 
What if we spread the word? what if wednesday Oct 21, 2020

You are a uniter. An encourager. A possibilitarian!

I know this because you are here. Week after week, you join me to explore possibilities and encouragement with each other.

Love and belonging are vital to our emotional wellbeing. I hope this community has served as a...

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What if we use our POWER? what if wednesday Oct 14, 2020

Luis was a member of the student government at the University of Texas El Paso almost 20 years ago.

I had just started using the "What If" UP process as part of a Goal Setting workshop for college leaders. Luis was one of my first participants.

As we brainstormed possibilities...

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What if we celebrate our TEAM? what if wednesday Oct 07, 2020

You'll never meet a truly "self-made" millionaire.

Although I've met plenty of alchemists when it comes to turning obstacles into opportunities, I have never known any of them to succeed on their quest without the support of a team.

Who is on your team cheering you on to success? 

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What if every closed door is leading you to a new and better opportunity? what if wednesday Sep 30, 2020

I know... No one likes rejection. No one likes being told "No". No one likes having doors shut in their face.

We've all had these defining moments.

The question is: Do you allow yourself to be defeated? Or do you pick yourself up and rise again, stronger than before?

This year has brought more...

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What if we begin again? what if wednesday Sep 16, 2020

"Every new beginning comes from some other beginning's end." - Seneca

The images are heart-breaking. Natural disasters and raging wildfires consuming so much of our country. 

At times like these, I remind myself that while fire has the power to incinerate, it also has the ability to purify....

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What if we honor ALL of our emotions? what if wednesday Sep 09, 2020

What's worse than feeling overwhelmed with stress and fear? Judging ourselves for feeling overwhelmed with stress and fear!

One of the most powerful aspects of the "What If" UP  process lives in the practice of NON-ATTACHMENT.

Consider this...

  • What if we could allow ourselves to lean...
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What if we "Team UP" to create a positive change? what if wednesday Sep 02, 2020

I admit it. I had a bit of a meltdown last month.

When everything seems to be going wrong, it can be tempting to throw in the towel and settle for less. 

Or it can go the other way...

  • What if the possibility of failure gives us clarity on why success matters so much?
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What if there's more inside than the eye can see? what if wednesday Aug 26, 2020

Should we feel guilty about being hopeful?

Some people will tell us that audacious optimism is inappropriate in times like these.

What do YOU think? Is it possible to have "too much hope"?

All positive change begins with hope. After all, isn't "hope" the very thought that something...

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What if the challenge is the gift? what if wednesday Aug 19, 2020

There's a paradox in the creative process.

Recently, I've enjoyed some thought-provoking conversations with members of our #WhatIfUP community.

The big question seems to be: If we acknowledge the challenges of our times, aren't we perpetuating them through the power of our words?

If we...

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What if fear is the friend that greets us on the bridge to change? what if wednesday Aug 12, 2020

It's ok to be scared.

In fact, there's not a creature on the planet that would survive if FEAR did not do its job to alert us to the threat of a perceived danger.

Fear serves a purpose. It is here to help us navigate our world safely. In the right doses, a little fear can be motivating,...

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What if we rise above the gridlock? what if wednesday Aug 05, 2020

Polarization is paralyzing.

I've never seen anything like it. These days, it seems like it's difficult to find a topic that doesn't pit us against each other. 

What do you do when that polarization is within your own home? How do we move forward when we plant ourselves on opposite sides...

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What if we wrestle with our angels? what if wednesday Jul 29, 2020

What are you wrestling with today?

We're all wrestling with challenges these days. People are easily triggered. We're lonely. We're restless. And many of us are frankly exhausted from the extreme divisiveness that is pervasive in our culture.

What are you wrestling with in your life?

What if...

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