John Poelstra

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Seeking Truth and Living Uncompromised with Ron Renaud (044)

This conversation with Ron Renaud (coach, author, podcaster, and trainer) explores the topics of truth, freedom, personal growth, taking responsibility and more.

Riding the Roller Coaster of February (043)

In February I learned to embrace the emotional roller coaster of building your own business. I was surprised how quickly a “low” could turn into a “high” and then back into a “low.”

How to Move Forward When Visibility is Limited (042)

How do you move forward when you aren’t sure what to do next? How do you escape the trap of continuing to need more information before you make your next move? You move.

What I Learned in Month #1 of The Experiment (041)

Here’s what I learned, experienced and accomplished as I push forward to build a business around personal development.

How to Make Networking Humane (040)

This episode explores the balance between honoring people and expanding professional opportunities in the context of networking. I also share my best advice for approaching networking events if you dread or dislike them.

Are You Ready for the Changing Nature of Work? Stephen Warley (039)

Learn how saving more money isn’t always the answer and what’s possible when you look at something as an experiment. Stephen Warley also explains his belief that the nature of work is changing.

Taking a Break & Experimenting with Self-Employment (038)

Today John and Alene Gabriel talk about how she quit her corporate job to go out on her own as a coach and how John is pursuing a similar, but different path.

How I Use Trello to Manage Tasks and Todos (037)

This episodes looks at how I use Trello to manage my tasks and todos.

Get More From Your Coaching Session With an Agenda (036)

If you want to have the best coaching session possible, prepare an agenda in advance. Not sure what to put on your agenda? Here are some ideas.

Questions to Ask About Meetings You Want to Hold (035)

You’re thinking about holding and facilitating a meeting.  Here are some questions to determine if it is a good idea and how to plan for success.

Create New Instead of Revising Old (034)

Asking one question is more powerful than asking three.  Creating a new blog post is often better than polishing an old one.

Eleven Things I Learned From Installing a New Dishwasher (033)

I recently installed a new dishwasher and here’s what I learned that will hopefully save you more than $150.

Enable Your Board of Advisors & Fight Your Inner Critics (032)

John and Alene Gabriel talk about how to manage our inner critics and the benefits of having your own board of advisors.

Projects Need Ownership, Not Loss of Control (031)

Today John examines an article titled “Why project managers need to lose control” by Jason Coghlan from John mostly disagrees with this notion, believing that ownership across the team is more important.

Why Having a Life Purpose is Beneficial (030)

This episode takes an in-depth look at the book Life on Purpose by: How Living For What Matters Most Changes Everything by Victor Strecher.

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