3 Steps to Take to Get Out Of Your Own Way

Watch Out for the Blindspots

Ever find yourself walking around wondering why you keep ending up in the same place? Taking that trip around Mt. Sinai for the 40th time? Well that more than likely means you are repeating a mistake over and over again and you can not even see it. What is it? Its your “Blindspot”. Want to know a secret? We all have them. Yup, me, you and every human too. So how do you evolve past it. Here are three quick first steps.

First, seek help in identifying your blindspot. You can’t see it but others around you can. So take the time to ask and really listen to what others are telling you. It might be hard to hear but remain optimistic.

Failure happens. Its a part of learning. Wash that fear away long enough to learn from a mistake. Or as our Optimize coach, Brian Johnson says, it is a “mis-TAKE” just get up and start over but learn from it.

Third, on average an adult makes roughly 35,000 decisions a day. No wonder we stall out sometimes. Systematizing your processes takes decision-making out of the process, leaving more mental room for bigger and better thinking.

For more tips on how to get out of your own way and start climbing Mt. Sinai instead of circling it, check out MYSmatters.com for more info and sign up for a coaching session.

Positive Mindset Leads to a Positive Life

David Cook Speaks with Host Kim Plyler on Their Optimize Coach Journey

Join me today as I speak with my #Swimbuddy David Cook.  David and I are going through Brian Johnson’s Optimize Coach Training Certificate Program.  I met David through this program and we’ve been working on our training for almost a year now.   As graduation approaches (Dec 5-9) we took a moment to discuss the program and the power that is in all of us.  Its the power of a positive mindset.

In the program we reviewed hundreds of positive psychology and self help books.  One that sticks out is “MindSet” by Carol Dweck, Ph.D. Dweck is a Stanford Professor and one of the world’s leading authorities on the science of motivation. She tells us that our “mindset”—how we see the world—determines a *huge* part of our overall happiness and well-being and achievement. In this podcast David and I explore the importance of a growth mindset compared to a fixed mindset.  We hope you will see the difference and make the switch.

The Optimize Coach program offers a lot of educational opportunities.  Having access to other people from all around the world and to be going through this program with them has been amazing.  If you get a chance check out Brian Johnson’s Optimize.me site.  Over 10 years ago I got connected to Brian’s program called “Philosopher’s Notes” and I’ve been studying with him ever since.  Keep you ears and eyes out for more about the Optimize Coach program.  I will be in Los Angeles soon and can’t wait to meet all the other Optimize coaches.   Until then I hope you’ll enjoy today’s show and my dear #SwimBuddy David Cook.


Passion Perseverance Purpose Give you Grit

Master Your Story Host Kim Plyler Shares Secrets to Success

Its no secret I’m a huge fan of Brian Johnson’s Optimize program. Graduation is coming in December and I’m so excited to head to Los Angeles for the event. During this year of in-depth deep study, I’ve learned about my “Grit”. It is that tough way to combine your passion perseverance and life purpose to realize your inner you. To share who you are, what you believe in all in service for others. During this past year of Optimize I’ve read hundreds of books, and one of my top 10 is “Grit”

Angela Duckworth created the science of Grit. It’s fascinating. She defines it as intense passion + intense perseverance. In short, you’re REALLY fired up about something and you’re willing to show up every day for however long it takes to make your dream a reality. In this week’s podcast we step through the process. I hope you can tune in and get your Grit Going. Check out MYSmatters.com for more on how we can help you find and polish your Grit to find your pearl.