An Owner's Guide for Your Life

An Owner's Guide for Your Life

Want to live, love, make money and change the world in ways that you’re proud of and enjoy? Join entrepreneur/Life Coach/Psychology professor Tracey Browning as she shares practical ways to live the life you want. A combination of psychology, coaching, common sense (a flower that doesn’t grow in everyone's garden) and fun that will help, guide and challenge you. tracey@tbrowning.com

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February 23, 2022 6 min

It's tiresome to consider ourselves perpetual self-improvement projects. The underlying thoughts and feelings aren't the most stable of foundations when we think we have to be different, better, other than who we are.  

I like the idea of continuous responsiveness.

It may be the same actions but built on a more secure foundation, one that responds and adjusts to life.

And in the spirit of continuous responsiveness, I'll...

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I sure hope you're wondering what these three things have in common.

We'll talk about Psych, one of my favorite TV shows, and what they do with their theme song.

I'll share the creative business that a 68 year old dominatrix has begun.

And I'll tie them all together with a common theme.

Let's explore, shall we?

https://www.tbrowning.com/tv-theme-songs-a-dominatrix-and-you/

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February 9, 2022 10 min

I'm not talking about Southern hospitality or the "oh, that's so nice of you" kind of thoughtful. There's nothing wrong with it. In fact, I happen to be typically thoughtful and love to share my Southern hospitality. But that's not my focus here.

I'm talking about being FULL of thoughts that lead to productive thoughts and actions. Being thoughtFULL.

I've surrounded myself with folks who are thoughtF...

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It's my 50th episode. Take a second and celebrate with me!

Now, come behind the scenes with me to see what's happening as we prepare to launch a new business venture. 

If you're an entrepreneur or thinking of becoming one, join me over these next episodes.


https://www.tbrowning.com/behind-the-scenes-of-a-business-startup/

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January 26, 2022 12 min

I've started an additional business venture and am hearing the story of "Acres of Diamonds" with a fresh perspective. You've likely heard the story where the farmer sells his farm to go look for diamonds and the guy who bought his farm discovered... yep, acres of diamonds.

I've got three do's and three don'ts for starting a new project or business based on the farmer's decisions in this story told by...

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Emotional intelligence.

Everyone on this planet can benefit from knowing and growing it. Understanding how our emotions can work FOR us, not against us. Realizing that feelings are telling us things about ourselves and our journey but they shouldn't be driving the bus. 

I've got some excellent tips for growing our emotional intelligence.  (I refuse to call them rules even though it was this article that got this going for m...

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January 11, 2022 7 min

Inspiration hits in all kinds of places, doesn't it? I was in the middle of cleaning my closet when I came across a "one size fits all" t-shirt and that lead to a whole chain of thoughts about what happens when we have "one size fits all" expectations in life and work. And maybe you even pick up a few fashion tips.

Join me for a quick exploration of how one size does NOT fit all.


https://www.tbrowning.com/one-s...

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January 4, 2022 9 min

Welcome to 2022!

I get happy about new things- new year, new projects, new notebooks. They're fresh and clean and open to possibility.

I like to begin my new year with a super simple life check-in. I'll walk you through how to take 5-10 minutes of thinking, pick one small thing and consistently do it to align the actual life you're living with the life you want to live.

It starts with one small thing.

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December 28, 2021 10 min

It's that time of year. Seems like everyone around is making (and will soon be breaking) their New Year's resolutions. 

I like my approach better. And after all the stress and angst the last few years have seen, an approach of 'relaxed enjoyment' may be just what you need too.


https://www.tbrowning.com/dont-make-new-years-resolutions/

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December 21, 2021 11 min

Today we're talking about Mel Robbins' new book The High Five Habit.

She shares a simple and oh-so-powerful habit change that you can make right now. It's so simple, in fact, that your brain may rebel and insist that it won't work. Mine did. I'm doing it anyway because 1) I'm in charge of what I think and 2) I believe in the power of this change.

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This quote "Don’t cling to a mistake just because you spent a lot of time making it" immediately reminded me of my in-laws' entertainment center. It's the entertainment center that would not die. And, honestly, it was NOT a mistake for them to buy it years ago but it does bring to mind the question-- when is it time to let something go?


https://www.tbrowning.com/the-entertainment-center-that-would-not-die/

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December 13, 2021 9 min

 I had a strong reaction to someone's decision and realized I was quickly jumping to some conclusions that weren't necessarily true. How often do we catch ourselves doing this? Exploring what we're making it mean can give us insight about what's going on in our brains. We are in charge of what we believe and how much time we spend believing thoughts that can help us.


https://www.tbrowning.com/what-are-you-making-it...

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December 9, 2021 13 min

Have you ever gotten frustrated when somebody doesn't understand what you're trying to explain? Or does something you think they shouldn't have done (hey, parents of teens, I'm talking to you~)?

The curse of knowledge is when you think that others have the same understanding that you have. We forget what it's like to NOT know what we already know. Realizing this helps us communicate more clearly and have more em...

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December 6, 2021 11 min

Hard to believe we're already in December but here we are. Let's take a few minutes to think about what EXACTLY can make this our best December ever. Spending a few minutes now can give you clarity and help you align your thoughts, feelings and actions so you can have the month you want.

Let's do it together- our best December ever!


https://www.tbrowning.com/your-best-december-ever/

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December 2, 2021 11 min

Sharing some meditative thoughts about holes (yes, holes) with you today. We’ve all fallen into a hole at some point, speaking figuratively rather than literally, though maybe you have fallen into an actual hole.

I am celebrating my birthday this week and I am giving birthday gifts!! I want to give you a series of 3 coaching sessions. Email me at tracey@tbrowning.com with 'birthday gift' in the subject line and we'l...

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I am celebrating my birthday by choosing to share a lesson I've learned from each decade of my life. That's SIX lessons since I'm 56 today. I had a LOT to choose from and here are the lessons I decided to highlight:

  • Compassion.
  • Don't judge a book by its cover.
  • How to give.
  • How to receive.
  • The unintentional entrepreneur.
  • Purposeful effort beats hard work.
  • PLUS I am giving birthday gifts!! I want to give you a series of 3 ...

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    November 24, 2021 4 min

    As we prepare to celebrate Thanksgiving here in the United States, I share a prayer from  

    Grateful: The Subversive Practice of Giving Thanks a book by Diana Butler Bass.

    Choose thanks, my friends!

    https://www.tbrowning.com/a-prayer-for-thanksgiving/

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    November 23, 2021 5 min

    Thanksgiving Day deserves our love and attention.

    Sandwiched between Halloween and Christmas, it's easy to rush past it. But let's slow down and savor this time to count our blessings and give thanks.

    https://www.tbrowning.com/give-thanksgiving-some-love/

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    November 22, 2021 13 min

    Have you ever felt grumpy? Mad at the world? Stressed? Of course, you have because you’re human. But just because you feel it, doesn’t mean you have to stay mired in those feelings.

    Byron Katie’s “The Work” gives us four questions to consider.

    Join me in the work.

    https://www.tbrowning.com/how-to-ungrump-yourself/

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    I’ve got a new favorite number and it’s a doozy:  8,388,608.

    That’s eight million, three hundred and eighty-eight thousand, six hundred and eight.

    Hop on with me for a few minutes.

    Let’s talk about what we’re really thinking when we don’t do the thing we mean to do.

    Then we’ll do some quick and easy math that will blow your mind.

    That’s right, we’re doing math.

    And we’ll talk lily pads taking over a pond.

    I bet you’ll walk away ins...

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