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Fit For Thought

Alexandra Newton

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Fit For Thought
20 min2017 DEC 11
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One year ago today I released the very first episode of the podcast. It featured fascial stretch therapist and my good friend, Sarah Marino. I remember the rush of excitement and nervousness I felt when TJ hit record. 365 days, 30 episodes, 20 guests, 3 photo shoots and 2 seasons later, I still get the same feeling when I’m behind the mic, because no matter how much you prepare, podcasts can have a mind of their own. As Jonah Weiner so eloquently writes in “The Voices: Toward a Critical Theory of Podcasting”, podcasts are a means for surprising, revealing and above all [elevating] encounters with people, things and ideas we didn’t know. Those encounters have challenged me to learn, to take risks and to grow in ways I didn’t think were possible. Fit For Thought isn’t just a side hustle, a passion project or a hobby, it’s part of who I am and what I want to put out into the world.

We’ve had a number of guests on the podcast from New York times best-selling author and Ironman triathlete, Ben Greenfield, to wearable tech expert and founder of We Are Wearables, Tom Emrich. But what connects these guests is that they seem to practice certain habits that set them apart and enable them reach higher levels of personal and professional fulfillment, success and happiness. Now , if you’re like me and you spend enough time listening to podcasts and reading books that deconstruct the the habits of high performers  - it’s inevitable that you’ll come across conflicting advice. Of course, there’s not one right approach to be successful. 

This said, the work of Brendon Burchard has recently caught my attention. Backed by years of academic research, in his latest book High Performance Habits: How Extraordinary People Become That Way, Burchard identifies 6 habits that high performers deliberately and consistently practice in order to reach long-term and sustainable success and well-being. On this episode of the podcast, we’re going to talk about those 6 habits from the context of podcast. It’s both a retrospective of the past year and opportunity to move the needle and make us think about how we can bring about change and growth in our lives.