The What If UP Club with Mendhi Audlin - Podcast Archives

 
Neighbors Helping Neighbors... what if wednesday Feb 05, 2020

This week, a shoe store in Belfast, Maine, had a #GoodIdea. According to the Bangor Daily News, it began with a simple thought:

"What if the 188-year-old shoe store, which proudly calls itself the oldest of its kind in America, could do something else to help customers afford new shoes year...

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Saying "Thank You" to Life what if wednesday Jan 29, 2020

I joined a gym as part of my New Year's Resolutions this year. So did a lot of other people.

It was pretty crowded there a few weeks ago. Not so much now.

From my perch on the treadmill, I noticed there seem to be two kinds of people at the gym each morning: those who love their bodies...

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Work less. Chill more. Good idea. what if wednesday Jan 22, 2020

Feeling a bit overwhelmed these days? Does it ever seem like there's more to do than you could possibly accomplish in a hundred lifetimes?

Once you've stepped onto the treadmill of overwhelm, the belt typically starts moving faster and faster, often leaving us exhausted...

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Three Kinds of Thinking... what if wednesday Jan 15, 2020

I've been thinking.  A lot. (Maybe you have been, too?)

I recently noticed that my thoughts seem to come in one of three forms:

1. Observations
2. Judgements
3. Ideas

"The sun is out today," I observe.
"What a beautiful day," I judge.
"I should get outside and go for a walk!" Good idea!!

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Asking for Help... what if wednesday Jan 08, 2020

Growing up, I hated asking for help. I was terrible at it. I avoided it at all costs. It felt too vulnerable.  It made we feel weak.

When I took the leap of faith to start my own business back in 2000, I realized that I had to change my paradigm if I had any chance of...

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The End of Resolutions what if wednesday Jan 01, 2020

Happy New Year!

Wow. 2020 is finally here. And I'm excited.

Most years, I spend this week reflecting on the past, and creating goals, resolutions and intentions for the year ahead. Research shows us that about 60% of us take the time to do this every year.  

The problem is, of...

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The Verdict: Naughty or Nice? what if wednesday Dec 25, 2019

It's a big day for my family today. I awoke to find that somehow, once again, Santa had made his way to Colorado and left each of us a special surprise. 

That's right... Not a pebble of coal from Father Christmas this year. Sometimes it makes me wonder if perhaps the "Naughty...

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Dealing with Dark Times... what if wednesday Dec 18, 2019

It is a politically charged and emotionally intense day here in the United States.  Ironically, this holiday season, the whole world seems to be focused on cries of corruption, climate crisis, injustice and inequality.

It would be easy to say, "These are dark times."

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Conquering Self-Doubt what if wednesday Dec 11, 2019

When is the last time you honestly listened to the voice in your head? What was it telling you? Is your self-talk kind and empowering? Or critical and afraid?

The holiday season can easily trigger self-doubt.  For some, it's the result of being around family members who see in you all the...

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Slowing down... what if wednesday Dec 04, 2019

The Sufi poet Rumi reminds us:
"The quieter you become, the more you are able to hear."

December carries with her the call to slow down, to reflect, and to listen deeply. What if, despite all the demands of the holiday season, we take the time to step away from our busy-ness and...

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The Healing Power of Gratitude what if wednesday Nov 27, 2019

I'm in Texas today.  Mom is in the kitchen preparing the turkey. Dad is in the living room listening to my daughter practice Christmas carols on her violin.

Tomorrow, my childhood home will be filled once again with brothers and sisters, cousins and in-laws, representing...

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Why "Idea People" Often Get Stuck... what if wednesday Nov 20, 2019

We all know people who have great ideas, right? How many of those people follow through to turn those ideas into reality? 

In working with people for over 20 years using the "What If UP" tools, I've found 5 areas where people get stuck:

1)  They don’t know what they want to do.

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