Blogs by RAYMA Team

Podcast Highlight - 2020 Goal Planning

Oct 28, 2019

I’m a geek when it comes to planning. Twenty some years ago my nickname became "Big Nerd" because of my love for all things planners and colored pens. It's still true to this day! I love to dream and plan – not only for my own life, but also for my business. Anyone else with me?

Well, today on the show Raychel and I chat a bit about 2020 Goal Planning. You’ll discover how you can join us over the next 8 weeks to end 2019 with appreciation for all that you’ve become and carve a new path for success in 2020.

Click the links below to listen to Episode 33 on your favorite platform:

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Also, before you go, I have a question for you:

What was your vision for 2019?

If you took the time to write it down, you most likely experienced the reality of that vision. Writing down your vision gives you a road map for your life. Ancient wisdom says that a man without a vision will perish.

So let me ask you a few...

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Build Resilience by Changing the Tape

Oct 17, 2019
 

Want to have More Resilience? Change the Tape. 

By Raychel Perman

Resilient people bounce back from adversity. They are self-aware. They practice acceptance. They are OK with not having all the answers and they take care of themselves. They are flexible and don’t let adversity keep them down for long.

But how?

Enter cognitive restructuring. It’s one way you can develop more resilience.

A very useful technique that identifies inaccurate negative thoughts and then challenge and change them. It’s a practice derived from cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and it helps you reduce depression, stress, anxiety, and cope with difficult events.

CBT is one of the most effective psychological treatments for common problems like depression, anxiety disorders, and binge eating. (Psychology today)

To put it simply, you need to think about what your thinking about. And change the tape if it’s not accurate. Let’s talk about 3 common negative and...

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Podcast Highlight - Let's talk about stress...

Oct 14, 2019
 

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EPISODE 31: GET A GRIP ON YOUR STRESS

Let’s think of this episode as a coaching session between you and I. I’m going to share with you a set of questions that can help get a grip on your stress. But I need to you to make a deal with me, okay? I’m going to need you to carve out 10 minutes a day, every day this week, to get a grip on your stress by answering these questions. You can’t just think about them. You must answer them by putting pen to paper. Are you in? Let’s go…

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Going the Distance: Mandy's story

Sep 26, 2019
 

by, Raychel Perman

On Saturday September 21, 2019, Mandy B. Anderson ran her first 1/2 marathon. A local TV station ran an amazing feature of her story. Her story of overcoming health challenges, fighting for her life in 2012, and learning how to run while living with the life-threatening disease of Cystic Fibrosis will inspire and motivate you to ask yourself, "What am I doing with my one and only life?"

with love & moxie,

~Raychel

Video courtesy of KFYR TV

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Podcast Highlight - Personal Branding with Dr. Jennifer Bennett

Sep 23, 2019

Allow me to introduce you to my friend, Dr. Jennifer Bennett. Once upon a time, in 2011, Raychel and I flew to Orlando, FL for a conference. Jen lived in Orlando, and although we were only Facebook friends, she graciously agreed to pick us up at our hotel and bring us to a grocery store and Downtown Disney for a fun outing. Thankfully she was NOT a serial killer!

After our near decade of friendship since then, it is an incredible honor to have her as my guest on this week's episode! Jennifer is a social media expert and influencer with a heart for people. Our conversation in this episode dives into what personal branding really is, along with some tips for social media in 2019 and beyond.

Grab your coffee and let’s hang out with my friend, Jen!



Connect with Jen:

After spending years helping entrepreneurs, organizational leaders and ministries build their personal and professional brands, I specialize in creating visibility through a unique voice and message. It’s...

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3 Time Management Tips for Those who Suck at Managing Their Time

Sep 19, 2019

by, Raychel Perman

If you own your own company or you are a busy professional building your career you understand the pull to fill every moment of your time wisely. Especially if you have a family! While there are countless time management methods that claim to be the perfect solution, the truth is there is no “one size fits all” answer. However, there are a few things that can help! Especially when you suck at managing your time and all other methods have failed. 

  1. Schedule your energy 

Craig Groeschel says you need to schedule your energy not just your hours. He calls this your "usable hours." If you have a chronic illness or struggle with fatigue and energy spikes and drains this method could work for you. It's one I have found great success with! 

You take your schedule day by day and assign your task list according to the amount of energy you have for the day.  This method won’t work for everyone. But, If you...

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Podcast Highlight - A Conversation with Award-Winning Author, Kat Socks

Sep 16, 2019
 

“Where am I going to find the time to write a book or publish a book or market a book? I had to look at the time I was spending doing other things.” ~Kat Socks

Have you ever wanted to write a book, but you didn’t know where to start? Well, you’re in for a treat today because this episode is going to give you an inside look at what it takes to BEGIN.

Kat Socks is the Award-Winning Author of the book, Pickles The Dog. Just over two years ago this book was just a thought. Grab your coffee and glean some wisdom of how this idea became an Award-Winning book that has opened the door to more books for Kat to write!


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Connect with Kat:

Kat Socks is very passionate about animals and believes every animal deserves a loving home. She enjoys spending time with family and volunteering as a pet therapy handler. Kat lives in Bismarck, North Dakota with her son and two dogs.

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4 Characteristics of Resilient People

Sep 12, 2019
 

Video Notes...

Today on the Unlikely CEO blog series we are talking about resilience. Resilience is that characteristic that makes you flexible when adversity and challenges happen in your life. It's one of the foundational character qualities we teach here at RAYMA Team.

Specifically, I share four specific behaviors resilient people do that makes them more adaptable when life gets hard. It how they roll with the punches and come out on the other side of adversity with strength and confidence.

4 Characteristics of Resilient People:

  1. Talk about the issues
  2. Ask for help
  3. Work towards solutions
  4. Look for the lessons

Talk to you again next week!

With love and moxie,

~ Raychel Perman

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Podcast Highlight - I’m Burnt Out, Now What?

Sep 09, 2019
 

Yep, it’s true. I have been burnt out and I’ve been doing some self-reflection to figure out what to do about it. This is something that almost every person on the planet experiences at least once in their life: burn out.

Here’s a question for you, my friend – what do you do when you’re burnt out? Or better yet, what negative self-protection habits do you fall into without thinking when you’re burnt out?

Lets hang out as I get real and raw about what I discovered about myself when I realized I’ve been feeling burnt out and tips on how I’m practicing better self-care and boundaries around this area of life.


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This episode is going to help you:

  • Begin to identify your own auto-pilot habits when you feel burnt out.
  • Discover new habits to implement that are better for your mental and physical health.
  • Realize you are not alone in this feeling!
  • Implement a short 5-10 minute journal prompt to help gain clarity on what is...
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Will the Real You Please Stand Up? Here's Some Simple Tips to Be More Authentic

Sep 05, 2019

Authenticity is being true to your own unique self. It’s a genuineness that shines through and attracts others. Discovering who you are will make you a confident decision maker and trustworthy leader. Will the real you please stand up? Because we need you.

Our September/October focus in the EMERGE coaching program is on authenticity. Being more authentic is one of the 5 pillar characteristics we teach at RAYMA Team. We want to encourage and equip you to show up in real ways as your true self personally and professionally, whether you are in one of our programs or not! So, here are some simple tips to help you be more authentic:

#1- Get clear on your values

Authentic people have strong values and beliefs. They live their lives according to their values. They don't just adopt their friends or parents’ beliefs. Authentic people discover for themselves why they believe something. This can include spiritual beliefs, moral beliefs, or anything you believe holds value for you....

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