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How Much Vision Does Your Dream Really Need?

1/15/2018
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Vision Statements excite some people, terrify others, and for some cause a roll of the eyes and a yawn. When it comes to your personal Dream, do you need a vision? In this episode, Tracy and Rachel discuss the benefits and drawbacks of creating a vision, and give some much-needed freedom on how to implement a vision to accomplish your own Dream. If you get a little freaked out at the idea of a "Vision Statement" for your Dream or perhaps feel like it's a waste of time, and something you'll...

Duration: 00:19:21


Nurturing Your No

1/8/2018
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Knowing when to say "no" to others requests (or demands!) can be really tough. So what happens when saying yes too often starts to derail the Dream that God's been giving you? In this episode, Tracy and Rachel talk about how to use the word "No" at the right time, and how to do it in a loving way. If you'd like to uncover even more ways you're getting blocked from pursuing the Dream that God has for you, spend a few minutes taking the Unshackle quiz, and getting personalized advice on...

Duration: 00:21:33


Finding Courage to Overcome Insecurity

1/1/2018
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How often does insecurity around the message, product, or service we're dreaming about creating keep us from stepping out to pursue that Dream? In this episode, Tracy and Rachel discuss why insecurity is such an enemy to our Dreams, and how to start moving past it. If you'd like help working through some of these issues in your own heart, plus some concrete help moving past them, download the Courage Worksheet at impactivity.com/courage

Duration: 00:24:22


How We Really Feel about Women's Ministry

10/30/2017
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Is "women's ministry" a one-size-fits-all gathering for women? It must not be, because many of us don't feel like we fit there. If that's true, should it be changed? Should something be added? Or should we step away? In this episode, Tracy and Rachel have an honest discussion about what they like and don't like about typical women's ministry gatherings in church, and ideas for moving forward. If you'd like to take the first steps in finding women who want to pursue their Dreams together,...

Duration: 00:25:25


How to Stay on Track

10/23/2017
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When’s the last time you took a look backward at your life? Regular times of review are important if we want to stay on track with our Dream. But reviewing can be tricky--especially if we tend to wrap up our self-worth in how much we've gotten done. In this episode Tracy and Rachel discuss the importance of looking back, the two valid (and critical) reasons for doing it, and the best ways to get it done. If you're looking for some extra help in getting this practice of review to be a...

Duration: 00:23:23


Creating Rewards that Motivate

10/16/2017
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What if the only rewards for good habits that feel motivating are actually unhealthy for you?‌ Even though we understand the powerful benefit of creating habits and routines for ourselves, sometimes figuring out a "reward" that will motivate those habits can be tricky. In this episode, Tracy and Rachel discuss the importance of rewards in setting up habits, the challenge of creating powerful-but-healthy rewards, and a ton of ideas to get us started with this critical skill. Want more...

Duration: 00:26:51


Take Time to Celebrate

10/9/2017
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When was the last time you celebrated something you'd achieved, or the growth and change in your life? Often we're so quick to jump to the next project on the list that we don't take the time to appreciate what's already been done. But celebrating is an important part of Impactivity-living, as challenging and overlooked as it might be.In this episode, Tracy and Rachel talk about the reluctance to celebrate our wins, the importance of it, and how we can get strategic and practical about...

Duration: 00:19:51


Clutter is Sabotaging Your Dream

10/2/2017
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Have you ever realized how much your cluttered spaces are holding you back from pursuing your Dream? It's not uncommon to feel like we can't move forward in what God's calling us to do because we haven't gotten on top of what we already have. In this episode, Tracy and Rachel discuss how we ended up in this situation, some practical tips for dealing with clutter, and some timely encouragement about why it's so critical to our Dream. ‌If you're feeling a bit disorganized and cluttered, and...

Duration: 00:26:16


How to Find God's Dream for my Life

9/25/2017
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Thinking about a Dream for our life sometimes makes us worry that we've strayed from God's will for our life. Are they always different? How do we know?In this episode, Tracy and Rachel discuss the challenge of understanding how our Dreams fit into God's will. If you'd like some help with beginning to understand yourself, so you can bring that understanding to God with your questions about His will, download the Dream Circles exercise at impactivity.com/godsdream. It will walk you through a...

Duration: 00:19:07


Finding Your Circles of Connection

9/18/2017
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Relationships can exist at all different levels, from shallow to deep. But true connection is having people who know you well and are committed to living life alongside you. In this episode, Tracy and Rachel discuss how various "circles of connection" can give you freedom to go deep with only a few people, rather than either hiding your true self or giving too much of yourself away. If you'd like a bit more help with creating these circles in your life, download the Connection Circles...

Duration: 00:26:11


Make Time for Mental Rest

9/11/2017
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For productive, achieving types, all kinds of anxieties start swirling when we try to take time to rest. The to-do list, our many opportunities, and all the creative ideas tempt us to never slow down. In this episode, Tracy and Rachel talk about the need for mental rest, what it looks like, and how to get it. If silence, reflection, and mental “downtime” are a challenge for you, try downloading the journaling sheet we’ve created for you. It will give you some brief encouragement...

Duration: 00:24:25


Get More Time through Delegation

9/4/2017
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When a lack of time to pursue our God-given Dream becomes a real issue, it’s a chance to involve others in our work. By learning to automate tasks and delegate others, we free up time and expand the opportunities of other people. In this episode, Tracy and Rachel discuss how to know when it’s time to get help, and practical ways to make it happen. If you’d like more information on automating through technology, grab the free resource at impactivity.com/moretime. It will give you tips &...

Duration: 00:30:04


The Perfect Amount of Design

8/28/2017
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Most of us are plagued by either a tendency to over-plan our projects (and never get started), or under-plan our projects (and never get started!). Our personalities dictate this tendency, but how can we push back and find the perfect amount of planning? In this podcast episode, Tracy and Rachel discuss a terrific metaphor for getting that to-do list to just the right length. If you're challenged by either over-planning or under-planning, download this simple planning tool to easily create...

Duration: 00:17:48


You're Worth the Dream

8/21/2017
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How do we balance a desire to live humbly and not be too focused on ourselves with the need to truly understand and appreciate our gifts and strengths, so that we can live out our purpose and pursue our God-given Dreams? In this podcast episode, Tracy and Rachel discuss getting Unshackled from the bondage of either a poor self-image or a refusal to even develop a self-image at all. Want to think further about what the Bible truly says about this issue? Download the 5-Day Exploration of...

Duration: 00:21:23


Don't Feel Pressured by Your Dream

8/14/2017
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What happens when all this “Dream” talk starts to feel like pressure, and you worry that you should’ve figured it all out by now? When it comes to deciding your next steps, how fast is fast enough? How slow is too slow? In this episode, Tracy and Rachel discuss “figuring it out” from two very different perspectives, and ask questions about what to do when the uncertainty starts to feel like stress. Share how figuring out your Dream might be causing you stress: impactivity.com/stories

Duration: 00:19:27


How Do I Create Connection?

4/4/2017
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It’s critical to create deep connections with other like-minded people who will understand and support the Dream that God has given us, the adventure of the life we are living, at the same time we are supporting them. But creating these connections is challenging – both finding the time and finding the right people. We’ll talk about how to choose, how to schedule, and how to make the time meaningful. After the discussion, download a list of practical ideas at impactivity.com/connection.

Duration: 00:22:38


How Do I Make the Most Out of Downtime?

3/20/2017
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You’ve finally set aside some time for you, time to relax. Is it selfish? Nevermind that, what in the world are you supposed to do with that downtime? Suddenly you’re feeling restless, or bored, or even sleepy. In this episode we’ll get honest about the challenges of “time off” and how to make the most out of every minute. Download the mini-vacation for your soul, Recharge in 1 Hour or Less, at impactivity.com/downtime.

Duration: 00:19:20


Why Can't I Stay Focused?

3/13/2017
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Often we lament the slow progress we’re making on pursuing the dream that we feel God is calling us to. Life is so busy, and everything seems to get in the way. We just can’t focus. Every time we try to get down to business and do the work, something else seems to crop up. Sometimes it’s external circumstances, sometimes it’s internal. We need to get clarity on exactly what is happening to our focus before we can do something about it. And there are things we can do! We’ll discuss the...

Duration: 00:25:50


Why Am I Making Slow Progress on My Dream?

3/6/2017
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Big dreams, big plans… often things don’t go as we hope. For lots of reasons, including some we have trouble identifying, we aren’t making progress as quickly as we think we should. We’ll talk about some of those reasons, especially the hidden ones, and how to get past them so we can see fantastic progress on the dreams that God is calling us to. Download the checklist of areas to evaluate to make better progress at impactivity.com/progress.

Duration: 00:25:15


Where Do I Get the Money to Pursue My Dream?

2/20/2017
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One of the most-often cited reasons for delaying the pursuit of our dream is the lack of money. But is money truly the issue, or is there something deeper? And if a lack of money really is stopping us, what practical steps can we take to get past this significant obstacle? In this episode we discuss why, when, and how to figure out the money-stuff. Download the summary of questions and answers to work through in the days to come at impactivity.com/money.

Duration: 00:19:29

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