Episode 4 - Community Change Makers

Have you ever felt like you were put on Earth to do something GREAT?  Do you have hopes of creating massive impact and feel like you're here to make a profound difference in the world?

Do you then get overwhelmed with where to start or how to put your special skills to the greatest use and then wind up doing nothing at all?  

I used to do that a lot.  I always wanted to be a huge philanthropist who could donate millions of dollars to charities and organizations that are near and dear to my heart.  But I didn't have millions, so I didn't donate ANYTHING! 

I was so focused on making a "BIG" impact, that I lost sight of the difference I could make on a smaller scale.  As you've heard me say before, "A perfectionist would rather come in last than in second."  I couldn't go "all in" on my vision, so I didn't go in at all.

"If you're worried about failing, you're not even in the game."

Watch guest coach and fellow east coaster, Devon Bandison, share about how to start achieving those big goals and dreams to make a difference in the world, one small step at a time, from the inside out.  He even discusses how to get and stay in the "flow" so you can stop quitting on the dreams that mean the most to you.  

"Quitting keeps you from showing up."

Fear, self-doubt, and hesitation are all inevitable when pursuing passions that have heart and meaning.  It's scary to take big risks throw caution to the wind, and follow feeling over logic, especially if you've failed before.  But remember, "No man is an island," and community is truly what makes us thrive. Devon has created a powerful group called Global Game Changers where you can receive constant support and guidance with your goals to impact your community on a small or large scale.  Click here to join the Facebook group.

If you have any questions, comments or want to share YOUR big vision, please email me at Deanna@DeannaDanski.com. I'd love to hear from you! Also, be sure to share this video with friends, family, colleagues and clients.  We rise by lifting others.

Devon “The Connector” Bandison, was born and raised in NYC and shares the same energetic heartbeat, big personality and commitment to excellence as his hometown. Check out his work as a speaker, author and coach at www.DevonBandison.com

Episode 3 - Expectation Management

You know that communication is vital to any healthy, lasting relationship, whether it be personal or professional.  But what good are words if they aren't aligned with your actions? 

Integrity is defined as a “concept of consistency of actions, values, principles, and outcomes. It is a personal choice to hold one's self to consistent standards.  In ethics, integrity is regarded as the honesty and truthfulness or accuracy of one’s actions.” 

Your actions determine the quality of your relationships.  When you are in integrity, your relationships develop trust, which is essential for growth. When you are out of integrity, you incite disappointment, which ultimately breaks the relationship down.

Why, then, even when you have the best of intentions, can your actions destroy your relationships?  In one word: EXPECTATIONS.

In this episode, Steve and Deanna discuss how to remove expectations that you place on yourself and others and replace them with powerful agreements.  In fulfilling your agreements, not only do your relationships have the opportunity to thrive, you develop a stronger self-efficacy (which is a belief in your ability to succeed).  In short, honoring your agreements improves your relationship to yourself and others.

LET US HEAR FROM YOU:  Are you someone who keeps their word?  If not, you may want to ask yourself what's getting in the way.  Are you agreeing to things to people please?  Are you afraid to let people down?  Do you derive your self-worth based on your accomplishments?  Do you define yourself based on external achievements and take on too much?  If you're struggling in this area, send Deanna an email to Deanna@DeannaDanski.com and share the area of your life you need to practice integrity and healthier agreements.

PS - If you like the topic, Steve is gifting his audio called "Expectations vs. Agreements."  Email Deanna@DeannaDanski.com to receive this special bonus!