An Owner's Guide for Your Life

By Tracey Browning

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Want to live, love, make money and change the world in ways that you’re proud of and enjoy? Join entrepreneur/Life Coach/Psychology professor Tracey Browning as she shares practical ways to live the life you want. A combination of psychology, coaching, common sense (a flower that doesn’t grow in everyone's garden) and fun that will help, guide and challenge you. tracey@tbrowning.com

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Essentialism Part 3: The Elimination Game
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Do you want to live a life of purpose and meaning?

A life defined by your decision to choose less, have it mean more and make a bigger impact?

You’re in the right place.

I’m discussing Greg McKeown’s book Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less with my friend Karen Backway. Karen is a physician turned life coach and we enjoy talking about what we study and how we use our studies in our lives.

We discuss Part 3 of McKeown's book- 'Eliminate- How can we cut out the trivial many?' in this episode.

This is a more difficult section for me because I’m in the thick of it personally. And if you’re a person who finds it hard to say no, you’ll probably have some issues here too.

If you’re reading the book or just listening to our discussions, I’d love to hear how you’re applying this to your own life.


https://www.tbrowning.com/essentialism-part-3-the-elimination-game/

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Oct 13, 2021
Essentialism Part 2: Discern The Trivial Many From The Vital Few [OG16]
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Do you want to live a life of purpose and meaning?

A life defined by your decision to choose less and have it mean more?

You’re in the right place.

I’m discussing Greg McKeown’s book Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less with my friend Karen Backway. Karen is a physician turned life coach and we enjoy talking about what we study and how we use our studies in our lives.

In this episode, we focus on Part 2 of McKeown's book- 'Explore' to distinguish between the trivial many and the vital few concerns in life.

Grab a copy of the book and read for yourself OR just listen in. You don’t need to read the book to benefit from listening to our discussion.

https://www.tbrowning.com/essentialism-part-2-discern-trivial-many-from-vital-few/


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Oct 06, 2021
Essentialism Part 1
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Essentialism by Greg McKeown is having an immediate impact in my life. 

I am always reading and often talking with my friends about what I'm reading. I've been so impressed with this book AND I have a friend who's read it multiple times so we decided to record our conversation about it to share here. Karen Backway, a physician turned life coach, joins me to discuss the first part of Essentialism. 

We talk about what it is, how it could be hard and why I'm so excited to see it working in my life.

https://www.tbrowning.com/essentialism-part-1/

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Sep 29, 2021
How To Deal with Death [OG14]
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Thinking and talking about death can help you figure out how you want to live.

Sure, these can be uncomfortable conversations but they don't have to be. They can be liberating, eye-opening and lead to so much more.

My heart is tender since my father-in-law passed away this weekend. 

But this isn't a morbid, depressing episode.

I've got thoughts and resources for preparing for death and grieving your loss.

Join me, friend.


https://www.tbrowning.com/how-to-deal-with-death/

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Sep 22, 2021
Motivation Is More Than Willpower
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Your reasons and beliefs drive your life.

In the words of one of my favorite bands The Eagles,

Did you do it for love?
Did you do it for money?
Did you do it for spite?
Did you think you had to, honey?

Understanding your whys can help you make the kind of life you want. Sometimes our why is simply because we enjoy it or it matters to us. Sometimes it's for an external reward. Both move us forward but in different ways and with different effects. Let's keep talking motivation.

https://www.tbrowning.com/motivation-is-more-than-willpower/

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Sep 15, 2021
Why Do We Do What We Do
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We are intrigued by the question- WHY do we do what we do? Why do other people do what they do?

Paul even asks the question in the Bible so, rest assured, people have been wrestling with the question for a while.

We'll be digging into the topic of motivation specifically over the next few weeks but it will usually come up. It's foundational to mindset and mindset is foundational to owning your life.

Let's get started!

https://www.tbrowning.com/why-do-we-do-what-we-do/

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Sep 08, 2021
How To Own Your Decisions, Part 2 [OG11]
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Decision making is an important element of life- to the tune of thirty-five thousand decisions a day for an average adult. 

I've got some solid suggestions to help you move forward and make decisions you feel good about.


https://www.tbrowning.com/how-to-own-your-decisions-part-2/

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Sep 01, 2021
How To Own Your Decisions, Part 1 [OG10]
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Thirty-five thousand decisions. That's how many decisions an average adult faces a DAY.

Decisions are obviously a major part of life so let's refine and improve our decision making processes.

I'll share an important first step you may be overlooking as you make your bigger choices.

https://www.tbrowning.com/how-to-own-your-decisions-part-1/

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Aug 25, 2021
Toxic Positivity- When too much of a good thing is too much of a good thing
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Don’t you really just want to be happy? Whether we’re actually feeling happy in this moment or trying to numb our unhappiness or chasing hard after what we think will bring us happiness, the pursuit of happiness permeates much of life.

But how much is too much? When does it go too far?

When is it toxic to be positive?

Toxic positivity can make you feel worse, not better. Join me to find out what it is and what to do instead.

https://www.tbrowning.com/toxic-positivity/

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Aug 18, 2021
Are You Happy?
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Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness are inalienable rights in the Declaration of Independence. But how important is YOUR happiness?

It's up to you.

You decide how much happiness means to you.

Just like you decide what makes you happy.

And if you judge yourself to be happy or not.


You can choose to be happy if you learn how.

https://www.tbrowning.com/are-you-happy/

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Aug 11, 2021
You're Doing The Best You Can [OG7]
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You’re doing the best you can. We need to hear it and mean it and say it to our own selves and people around us. But so often we don't give ourselves credit for it. We'll talk about why that is and why it matters.

Let’s add some grace to cushion the hard edges of life. 

https://www.tbrowning.com/youre-doing-the-best-you-can/

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Aug 04, 2021
Connections [OG6]
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Let's talk connections. Relationships of all sorts and sizes that add texture and meaning to our lives.

Personal, professional, pleasure and proximity friendships that we have in different times and in varying degrees throughout life.

As poet David Whyte says, "The ultimate touchstone of friendship is not improvement, neither of the other nor of the self, the ultimate touchstone is witness … to have walked with them and to have believed in them, and sometimes just to have accompanied them for however brief a span, on a journey impossible to accomplish alone.”

And I bet you're gonna want key lime pie after listening.

For more information, visit https://www.tbrowning.com/connections/

In future episodes, I’ll be featuring questions from listeners- other life owners like you. If you have a question, topic or situation you’d like for us to explore, email me at tracey@tbrowning.com with ‘podcast question’ in the subject line.

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Jul 28, 2021
When Your Brain Is A Jerk [OG5]
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You know how sometimes you yell at yourself? Or whisper? And you can't move forward because now you're listening to your brain tell you all the reasons why it's not a good idea. But it IS a good idea. You're just paralyzed by fear and indecision.

What can you do when your brain is being a jerk? A well-meaning, keeping you safe jerk.

For more information, visit https://www.tbrowning.com/your-brain-is-a-jerk/

In future episodes, I’ll be featuring questions from listeners- other life owners like you. If you have a question, topic or situation you’d like for us to explore, email me at tracey@tbrowning.com with ‘podcast question’ in the subject line.

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Jul 21, 2021
OG4: Own Your Life
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Your life is not a pinball game and it doesn't need to be a constant self-improvement project. But what if you feel like you're NOT the owner of your life? Let's explore what that looks like and take a simple step to get started.

For more information, visit https://www.tbrowning.com/own-your-life/

In future episodes, I’ll be featuring questions from listeners- other life owners like you. If you have a question, topic or situation you’d like for us to explore, email me at tracey@tbrowning.com with ‘podcast question’ in the subject line.  Share what you're dreaming with me!

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Jul 14, 2021
What Are You Feeling?
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Being able to identify what you're feeling and evaluate the possible impact can help you decide how to bring your best self into a situation. In the simple framework for life we use, thoughts and feelings are connected. Change one and you impact the other.

Rather than thinking of feelings as good or bad (spoiler alert: they're neither- they just are), think of them as DATA. Let's talk about how to get the information we need from our emotions and what to do with it.

For more information, visit https://www.tbrowning.com/what-are-you-feeling/

In future episodes, I’ll be featuring questions from listeners- other life owners like you. If you have a question, topic or situation you’d like for us to explore, email me at tracey@tbrowning.com with ‘podcast question’ in the subject line.

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Jul 07, 2021
How To Manage Your Mind
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You WANT to be your best self and live your best life but how do you begin making it happen?

You learn how to manage your mind. 

Find out what that does and does not look like and how to do it. And I'm wondering~ would you walk through the 'beautiful' door?

For more information, visit https://www.tbrowning.com/

In future episodes, I’ll be featuring questions from listeners- other life owners like you. If you have a question, topic or situation you’d like for us to explore, email me at tracey@tbrowning.com with ‘podcast question’ in the subject line.

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Jun 23, 2021
Episode 1: You Have The Power
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You may think your life is not your own- that your parent or spouse or kids or boss are in control of your life. But they aren't. YOU ARE.

You have the power to choose the life you want to live. In this episode, you'll learn a simple framework for life and hear a story that will inspire you to live with gusto and joy!

For more information, visit https://www.tbrowning.com/

In future episodes, I’ll be featuring questions from listeners- other life owners like you. If you have a question, topic or situation you’d like for us to explore, email me at tracey@tbrowning.com with ‘podcast question’ in the subject line.

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Jun 23, 2021
Trailer
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Welcome to An Owner's Guide for Your Life- the podcast that combines psychology, coaching, common sense and FUN! Host Tracey Browning is an entrepreneur, life coach and LOVER of people. Let's talk about how to live and love the life you want, make money and change the world!


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Jun 18, 2021