LRS 001: An Introduction to The Let’s Reach Success Podcast

lets reach success podcast episode 1 introduction

That’s the very first episode of The Let’s Reach Success Podcast. Here I talk about its purpose and explain why I’m doing it. I share the main topics I’ll be talking about so that you can know what to expect.

Show Notes:

  • More about me [0:40]
  • What this podcast is (and what it’s not) [1:50]
  • How side projects help us grow [3:00]
  • One powerful advice [3:50]
  • The things I believe in and which I’m writing and talking about here [4:15]

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Podcasting, and working with audio content, is completely new to me. That’s why this first episode isn’t the best. I did add intro and outro which I made myself, and managed to do the technical stuff, but there’s a lot to work on.

I’ll do my best to offer better quality with every next episode. I’m still getting used to hearing my voice. I know it sounds monotone, although I did try to sound excited. And don’t get me wrong. I truly care about the stuff I talk about, but somehow I sound like I’m reading the news. Will fix that soon.

As for the length of episodes, I think they will be between 10 and 20 minutes. I’ll do my best to make each one informative and really cover the most important things on the topic I’m focusing on, so that you can leave with practical advice after you’ve listened to it.

As for iTunes, I’m waiting to get to 10 episodes so that I can submit it there. Will do the same with Stitcher. Once I do it – which will be before the end of this year – I’ll give you an option to subscribe there and leave reviews. If you like what you hear, of course. Until then, you’ll see other options to subscribe too (on Android and via RSS) in the sidebar on the right.

Also, once I get better at podcasting and have some progress and experience, I’ll make a beginner’s guide on how to get started with it. It may be helpful to those of you who’ve been thinking of giving it a try but don’t have the time to do the research.

So that’s it for today! Usually I’ll be adding a new episode in the beginning of each week. But now – as I’m trying to have 10 sooner – it will be more often.

 

Thanks for listening.

Glad you joined me on the podcast. If you want to hear a particular topic on it, leave a comment below and I’ll make sure I cover it in the future.
And as I’m just beginning, if you have any advice on how I can sound better, improve the sound, change the sections, or anything else, email me at lidiya@letsreachsuccess.com. You’ll help a lot.

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Signs You’re Stuck in a Rut (and How to Get Out)

signs you're stuck in a rut and what to do about it

Life has its ups and downs for all of us, but sometimes those downs creep up and take hold without us noticing. All of a sudden we look around and realize that we’ve found ourselves stuck deep in a rut. If you don’t know you’re in a rut, it can be very difficult to get out and this can lead to lasting negative effects on your health and happiness.

So how do you know when you’re in a rut?

And, more importantly, what can you do to get back on track?

One of the biggest red flags that demonstrate that you might be drifting listlessly through your own life is that you spend most of it daydreaming of being somewhere else.

It’s perfectly normal to spend some time in the office wishing you were lying on a beach instead, but if this is a permanent state of affairs, it’s a sign that you’re dangerously bored. Try adding some spontaneity into your life to liven things up a bit, at least until that next vacation.

If you don’t have an exotic location to jet off to, you need to make sure you still have some things to look forward to. If the only thing you have any anticipation for is getting into bed at the end of every day, then you’re definitely in a rut and need to start finding enjoyment in the little things in life, appreciating all of the things that come in between waking up and going back to bed again.

Social media is a great tool for lots of things in our lives. But it can also have a very damaging effect on your mental health because it’s easy to be fooled by the edited highlights of their lives people put on there. This can leave you feeling envious because the day to day reality of your life doesn’t look like what you assume everyone’s life is, so stop obsessing over other people and shift your focus back to yourself.

Doing this shouldn’t come at the expense of actually ever seeing other people or doing anything, of course. So if you’re finding that you are spending all of your time at home rather than getting out and seeing friends, or claiming that you don’t have time to do anything (when the reality is quite the opposite), these are all also signs that you need to think hard about changing your habits.

Nobody ever wants to get stuck in a rut, but in a world where work-life balances are getting ever more hard to maintain and technology is eating into face to face interactions, it’s easy to find yourself wondering where your life went. These tips from NetCredit will help you identify whether you are living yours in a rut and will help you start to find your way out again.

More tips on how to get unstuck:

How to Get Your Motivation Back
How to Boost Your Energy and Vitality for a Successful Life
How to Embrace Acceptance in Life
How to Deal with Indecisiveness