Doable Change

Your actionable podcast and online community for making things better. Each week we interview an expert in change. From personal growth to organizational change to cultural/political shifts, this is where passionate people move from ideas to actions, starting today and finishing for good. Doable Change: You Got This!
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Doable Change is a podcast and online community where we make change more just a concept, we interview experts who lead us to actions.

From personal growth to organizational change to cultural/political shifts, this is where passionate people make change doable, starting today and finishing for good. Doable change: you got this.

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Mar 16, 2017

Our guest today was voted "Best Comedian" in San Francisco several times for her standup and solo shows. But Alicia Dattner is more than just funny, she also works with groups and individuals on storytelling, self-expression, and creativity in business. We first met on stage years ago as she was improvising some 60-second life stories from members of the audience, and jumped in to serve as the impromptu backup band. Conversations with Alicia are usually fun and rarely predictable. I was pleasantly surprised to end up talking with her about the feminine side of change, here on Doable Change.

Takeaway #1: Feeling stuck? Look for the fear, there are probably a few layers of it that are sticking together and clogging things up for you. One antidote is to simply notice and accept fear, without a need to change it. Often this can dislodge and de-power resistances, helping things just fall away.
Takeaway #2: Embrace the feminine side of change. This is not a substitute for basic goals and planning, but it is critical component of flow. Nourish your emotional responses, give them room, let them move. This exploration may not lead directly to the goal as originally stated but it will lead to something. Likely something even more worthwhile.
Takeaway #3: Getting upset is a great clue. It's a sign that you really care about something. This is not something to placate or to fix, instead it is something to celebrate and to explore further. Try following that care, and seeing where it leads you.

This episode's giveaway is a copy of Alicia Dattner's book "Getting Shit Done: The Art of Feeling Good about Doing Nothing, Faster" ( To be eligible to win, just share one of our posts on Twitter or Facebook. If you're in the US, simply text the word "doable" to 44222 to get started.

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Feb 16, 2017

Our guest today has personally conducted over 10,000 private sessions, helping people make changes doable in their own lives. She's also taught hundreds of workshops and thousands of people about how to master the skills needed to work directly with the subconscious mind. As owner of the Changes Now hypnotherapy clinic, The Utah School of Hypnosis, and a certified Master Trainer for the National Guild of Hypnotists, Denise Lynch knows a thing or two about how the human mind functions, and how to work with it in a very practical sense. She also has a dozen audio processes available on her Clear Mind label, including "Living an Empowered Life" which for over a year was one of the top Self-Development audiobook on iTunes. She's also my partner, both in business and in life. I'm proud to say we'll celebrate our 5th anniversary this year. We recorded this episode on Valentine's Day, and I hope you enjoy our conversation about Change and The Mind.

Takeaway #1: You can outsmart your own mind. Doing this requires resetting our subconscious triggers, and because it's hard to consciously work with your own subconscious, working with a professional hypnotist can really make huge a difference.
Takeaway #2: Hypnosis is the easiest way to align your subconscious beliefs with your conscious goal. When this happens, the goal becomes practically inevitable because changes made at the level of our beliefs automatically manifest in effortless shifts in our lives.
Takeaway #3: The subconscious mind responds fairly quickly to the repetition of clear messages. Affirmations alone are not usually enough, but can help cement our beliefs in a new direction of our choosing.

GIVEAWAY: Denise would like to gift a copy of her "Freedom From Stress" and "Manifesting Wealth and Abundance" titles to the next two people to rate & review this podcast on iTunes. If you're in the US, just text the word "doable" to 44222 to get started.

Jan 16, 2017

Today we'll be talking with someone whose bio reads like a modern fairy tale. She's worked with some of the biggest names in music and show business before they were big, and then helped them deal with the life altering impacts of that success. She's the person the Grammy Awards bring in when there's been a bomb threat, to ensure that the coast is clear. She's worked with governments in hostage negotiations to bring people to safety. And with world-renown scientists on communications between species. She works with corporations to be more effective and less destructive. She's helped thousands and thousands of people directly through physical healing work, and her psychological work with entire family systems. But you've probably never hear her name: our guest today is Phyllis Laursen. I was fortunate enough to meet Phyllis when I a mere 15 years old, and I'm happy to say that we've been friends ever since. Here's my conversation with Phyllis on making change doable, here on Doable Change. 

Don't forget the FREE GIVEAWAY at the end of each episode!