Adopting Joy-logo

Adopting Joy

0 Favorites

The Adopting Joy podcast was created to help you overcome adversity, follow your fate, and find joy, so you can create your best life. Join Colleen Seward Ryan as she shares inspirational insights and actionable tips, tools, and techniques on topics like dealing with difficult people, how to get and stay motivated, transforming your past into your purpose, inspiring dog stories, and more. An international speaker and author, Colleen has entertained thousands with her energetic and inspirational keynotes in 48 states and six countries. She loves helping others overcome adversity, deal with difficult people and elevate their confidence. Colleen has made it her mission to inspire others to transform their struggles into successes

The Adopting Joy podcast was created to help you overcome adversity, follow your fate, and find joy, so you can create your best life. Join Colleen Seward Ryan as she shares inspirational insights and actionable tips, tools, and techniques on topics like dealing with difficult people, how to get and stay motivated, transforming your past into your purpose, inspiring dog stories, and more. An international speaker and author, Colleen has entertained thousands with her energetic and inspirational keynotes in 48 states and six countries. She loves helping others overcome adversity, deal with difficult people and elevate their confidence. Colleen has made it her mission to inspire others to transform their struggles into successes

Location:

United States

Description:

The Adopting Joy podcast was created to help you overcome adversity, follow your fate, and find joy, so you can create your best life. Join Colleen Seward Ryan as she shares inspirational insights and actionable tips, tools, and techniques on topics like dealing with difficult people, how to get and stay motivated, transforming your past into your purpose, inspiring dog stories, and more. An international speaker and author, Colleen has entertained thousands with her energetic and inspirational keynotes in 48 states and six countries. She loves helping others overcome adversity, deal with difficult people and elevate their confidence. Colleen has made it her mission to inspire others to transform their struggles into successes

Twitter:

@adptingjoy

Language:

English


Episodes

27. Tips for Stress Management, Energy, and Encouragement

5/3/2022
🧠 First things first: think about what you're thinking about. 01:12 🌞 Three things that may help you refresh your spirit. 03:32 😇 Pressure and lack of self respect: be friend to yourself. 06:46 👉 The productivity killer is indifference, but there is burnout as well. 07:58 ❗ Feelings are not facts: growing pains. 11:15 🤯 Uncertainty is a natural part of life: triggers and panic. 13:16 🚶‍♀️ Get moving: Exercise is one of the best antidotes to stress and anxiety. 16:03 🐕‍🦺...

Duration:00:34:53

26. Public Speaking Tips in a Virtual Environment

3/24/2022
🤓 Preparing and practicing for meetings or presentations: This really works! 01:11 🖥️ You can’t control technology 100% of the time. 02:58 ⚡ You will need a lot of energy for a quality presentation in the virtual form. 06:09 😉 Know your technology 100% and keep your audience engaged. 07:34 😇 Practice with your peers so everything can run smoothly with the clients. 08:52 🤷🏼‍♀️ Make it about your audience: What’s in it for me? 10:23 ❗ The work is in the preparation. The fun is in...

Duration:00:46:23

25. 15 Strategies for Overcoming Burnout

3/11/2022
😫 Burning out can easily sneak up on you like a slow burn. 01:12 ✍️ Why it is important to write down the takeaways and goals. 02:17 🔙 When to take a step back even if you love what you’re doing. 03:05 ❗ You are not alone. 04:44 🚦 The signs of burnout. 06:03 🌀 The challenging aspect of burnout is that it often becomes cyclical. 07:13 🙋 Recognizing the signs of burnout. 13:34 🤔 Know when to take a step back. 14:52 🌞 Don’t focus only on productivity. 15:30 😇 Don’t live in a...

Duration:00:27:41

24. The Top Leadership Traits for Your Professional and Personal Life, Part 2

2/18/2022
✨ A short recap of leadership characteristics we discussed in part one. 02:31 🤗 Without honesty, other traits don’t matter. 03:55 🦅 Colleen has presented in 48 states. Find out why leadership is all about perception. 04:22 📋 The list of other important common threads shared by successful leaders. 05:43 🤓 Why it is important that others see you as credible. 05:56 📚 Providing resources for learning. 06:51 🙃Getting comfortable with the uncomfortable. 07:39 🌞 Giving and receiving...

Duration:00:33:03

23. The Top Leadership Traits for Your Professional and Personal Life, Part 1

2/11/2022
👍 Excellent leadership traits can and should apply to anyone and anywhere. 01:12 😷 Even COVID affected the way we work, people still want to see these traits in leaders. 05:05 🤓 Why integrity is so important? 07:04 👂 Listen to understand, not to respond. 08:26 ❗ You never know what someone is going through. 09:39 😉 What motivates people to work better? 10:52 🤔 What can make you lose the respect of the people who depend on you? 12:11 🤗 Leadership is a lot like parenting....

Duration:00:31:53

22. What is a Successful Mindset?

2/4/2022
🔎 What is your definition of success? 01:12 🤔 What is a successful mindset? 01:53 😇 Learning about yourself and your limits. 02:41 🌎 Toastmasters International is a worldwide group. 03:32 🫂 Surround yourself with supportive people. 05:21 🤩 The conversation between lifelong learners is different. 06:22 🌺 What is success to you: Responses Colleen received from her followers. 08:45 🤓 What happens when we feel supportive and encouraged. 11:00 🎯 What happens when you are happier...

Duration:00:16:15

21. An Inspirational True Story – Don’t Quit Before the Miracle!

1/28/2022
😿 I had to put down my beloved cat Tigger. 01:10 🐈 My visit to a local no-kill animal shelter: a Tabby kitten named Forrest. 03:14 🐈‍⬛ Little black fluffy George Bailey: Signs and synchronicities. Go with your gut! 06:13 🏡 He came home with me and I named him Ryley. 09:43 🤩 Getting something better around the bend: Pay attention to your intuition! 11:03 👉 Connect with Colleen: 🖼️ Instagram: @AdoptingJoy_ 👩‍💼 LinkedIn www.linkedin.com/in/colleenspeaks 🐦 Twitter: @AdoptingJoy

Duration:00:14:02

20. Easy Communication Tips in 4 Minutes

1/21/2022
🤔 Refrain: Think before speaking or sending an email. 01:12 😮‍💨 Refocus: Reboot your brain. 02:49 🎯Rephrase your thoughts using the T.H.I.N.K. exercise. 04:11 Connect with Colleen: 🖼️ Instagram: @AdoptingJoy_ 👩‍💼 LinkedIn www.linkedin.com/in/colleenspeaks 🐦 Twitter: @AdoptingJoy

Duration:00:06:15

19. Coronavirus Pandemic: Dealing with Uncertainty

3/20/2020
Global pandemic – fear and trepidation 01:58 Educate yourself and stay informed 04:41 Why is focusing on facts essential? 07:50 Why do people want leaders who are honest and straightforward? 09:14 We’re in this together 10:42 Adopting Joy on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook 12:04

Duration:00:14:31

18. Improving Productivity

2/28/2020
Top five behaviors employers consider to be important in the workplace today. 01:12 Why is it important to study and master your core competencies? 02:07 Why is it beneficial to write down the specific areas and skills you identified for improvement? 03:47 Work with your natural biorhythms on your most important tasks. 06:03 Take time to write down your goals and affirmations every morning. 10:51 Understanding the compounding effect of improving your skills and how it pays off....

Duration:00:28:02

17. What Bosses Want

2/21/2020
What in-depth conversations with managers, supervisors, HR personnel and CEOs show? 01:13 Why attendance and punctuality are on top of the employers’ list? 03:30 Why is it important to be a team player? 06:16 Be willing to help others by sharing job knowledge, skills, and ideas. 08:00 Attempt to resolve issues on your own first, without always running to the person in charge. 09:20 It makes a huge difference if you like the people you work with. 11:25 Why some managers and supervisors...

Duration:00:19:03

16. Improving Public Speaking Skills

2/14/2020
The work is in the preparation; the fun is in the presentation 01:12 Ways of practicing for your presentation 03:45 The best ways to reduce nervousness 05:56 Why can recording yourself help you get better? 07:20 Practice self-love 08:36 Focus on helping others with your message 11:06 Know your audience and your purpose 12:27 Practice in front of safe and supporting people 13:12 Have an outline that's in bullets and phrases, listing your main points 14:31 Practice deep breathing...

Duration:00:24:25

15. Building Confidence

1/31/2020
Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement 01:12 Why must you take stock in yourself, your experience and your abilities? 02:22 The importance of believing in yourself 03:35 Are you practicing negative self-talk? 04:03 How to mitigate your weaknesses and turn them into your strengths? 06:57 Bounce back when mistakes happen 08:57 Remember to be thankful and to appreciate the skills and talents you possess 09:51 Don’t seek validation elsewhere 10:35 What is The Imposter syndrome?...

Duration:00:16:43

14. Joy in Managing Change

1/24/2020
Whatever the outside circumstances, we can make a change from the inside 01:12 We're given challenges on purpose, to change our lives 03:58 How to go from surviving to thriving? 06:12 Anticipate the unexpected, be open to change and be willing to readjust 08:03 Everything is hard before it is easy 13:03 Why must we take action and not let fear paralyze us? 16:22 Know when It's time to step back 18:54 Be service-oriented, ask for feedback, listen and make a plan...

Duration:00:30:41

13. Finding Balance: 8 Essentials

1/17/2020
To perform well you first need to feel well and stay motivated 01:12 Focus on what you have not on what you don’t have 02:15 Feed your strengths, starve your weaknesses 04:22 🕴️Practice self-control, self-discipline, and a strong work ethic 06:06 Decide what really matters, what gives you energy and makes you laugh 07:43 Focus on having fun no matter how busy and stressful your days are 09:27 Spend time in silence and make an effort to get more sleep 11:13 Learn to say “no”, but also...

Duration:00:20:34

12. Positive Daily Habits

12/27/2019
Bouncing back from failure: our mindset makes a difference 01:12 Positive morning routine: focusing on what you are grateful for 02:04 How does making your bed in the morning set the tone for the whole day? 02:59 Adopt a morning routine and plan your day 03:36 Embrace routine and practice consistency 04:44 Get outside and get moving 06:05 Be kind to yourself and others - become an encourager 08:28 Stepping outside of your comfort zone 11:10 Make an effort to eat healthy...

Duration:00:26:40

11. Overcoming Procrastination and Eliminating Overwhelm: Nine Simple Steps

12/20/2019
Why people procrastinate? 01:12 Seven simple steps to accomplish your goals 02:09 Don’t wait until you are motivated 02:25 People who typically procrastinate, are especially hard on themselves 03:50 Remember your ABCs – Action, Baby Steps, Confidence 05:00 Why is getting started the hardest part? 06:53 Wasting time in thinking about what needs to be done 07:35 Having an accountability partner helps! 09:00 Writing down your goals 10:31 Is fear holding you back? 11:56 What is “coffee...

Duration:00:21:43

10. What To Do When Things Go Wrong?

12/13/2019
What to do when things go wrong? 01:12 Why you should not make assumptions that your employees know what to do? 04:25 When things go wrong, you end up learning a lot–15 quick tips and takeaways 05:19 Let go of the mistake, but don’t lose the lesson 05:34 🧭 You learn by doing–you learn what works and what doesn’t. 06:23 🛌 Why is it important to set aside a time for rest? 07:11 Make time for the important things. 11:14 Regroup, reorganize, and do only “I-must-do-today” items...

Duration:00:29:22

09. How to Deal with Difficult People

11/29/2019
How to love your life-the secrets to adopting joy 00:33 How change or stress can make somebody difficult temporarily? 02:07 You can’t control difficult people; you can only control how you react. 02:07 Why is it important to understand the behavior patterns of difficult people? 04:43 Why you shouldn’t argue with overly aggressive or excessively difficult people? 05:23 Do not take the behavior of difficult people personally. 06:04 Why “complainers” have an excessive need to be liked?...

Duration:00:31:16

08. How to Overcome Rejection

11/16/2019
The best ways to overcome your fears 00:10 How not to take failure and rejection personally? 04:27 Why you should celebrate if the failure is your fault? 06:17 The 3 life-changing ideas to help you in overcoming rejection 12: 50 Focusing on your strengths and your talents and not on what you fear about the future 18:55 Five tips for overcoming any feelings of rejection and feelings of failure 23:50 Avoid blaming – let go of the mistake you made, but don’t lose the lesson...

Duration:00:43:15