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Michelle Mains

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Who's the boss of you—your phone, social media, or credit cards? Change that and become the creative, wise CEO of your life—a Soul Boss!Life can be challenging and uncomfortable. So, I’ll show you clear, practical ways to use soft skills to solve hard problems. Soulful moments won’t happen every blue moon—they’ll happen everywhere you go.Your goals deserve more than wishing or willpower. Skill up today with inspiring tips, tactics and affirmations!

Latest Episodes

Say No To Your Default Yes Button

Is your commitment toggle is automatically set to “yes”? Start reclaiming your day by setting intentions. Think of them as guideposts—when sudden commitments occur, compare them to the priorities you’ve already made. Then, use the soft skill of discernment to decide whether to say an immediate yes, postpone for the moment, or decline. Click to learn 5 questions to ask when you feel pressured to say yes.

4 MIN4 d ago
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Say No To Your Default Yes Button

Say No To How It's Always Been

We may still be in a pandemic, but the dog days of Summer are just like Friday afternoons—they’re the same the world over. But do you find it hard to back off on your commitments, even when long, sunny days are calling? There are plenty of good reasons to say “no”—you just need to understand how to spot them and say no to reclaim your day. Click to hear how you can use your natural creativity to compress tasks or eliminate them. Say no to "how it’s always been" and start pursuing a life you love.

4 MIN1 w ago
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Say No To How It's Always Been

5 Ways To Say I Care

Has the pandemic made you more kind or sensitive to others? That’s a key quality Mr. Rogers consistently used in his communication style—empathy! But do you find it tough to show people compassion because you’re unsure if you’re going overboard or embarrassing them or yourself, especially in work settings? Click to learn five ways to say, “I care.”

5 MIN2 w ago
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5 Ways To Say I Care

5 Ways To Say Let's Pause

Do you ever get tongue-tied searching for the right response when someone is rushing you? You can bridge the gap by using qualities Mr. Rogers relied on, like being fair, curious, and respectful. Click to hear the story of Eliza who used the soft skill of discernment to slow down her hurricane of a boss. When hitting the pause button seems awkward and unmanageable, you’ll have five to say, “Let’s hold up.”

4 MIN3 w ago
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5 Ways To Say Let's Pause

5 Ways To Say I Support You

Are you stumped about what to say when your colleagues, friends, and family want to tell the tale of their no-good day? Do you jump into positivity and encouragement, hoping to dissolve the trouble? Click to hear five ways you can provide meaningful, healthy support the next time you’re caught in an awkward conversation. Empower yourself with clear, honest, and tactful responses—yes, it’s possible!

5 MINJUL 14
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5 Ways To Say I Support You

5 Ways To Say I'm Willing To Learn And Grow

Right now, everyone is being encouraged to learn and grow, but are you feeling worn out? Examining and changing old patterns and beliefs are a real-time demonstration of how to use the soft skill of adaptability. However, you might stop yourself due to worries about being embarrassed or seeming indecisive. But here’s the good news: Changing your mind and maintaining your dignity can co-exist. Click to learn how you can emulate the gentle, common-sense approach of Mr. Rogers in your communications.

4 MINJUL 7
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5 Ways To Say I'm Willing To Learn And Grow

Later Is Today

My work in-box was a wreck. My personal mail wasn’t much better. Not because I was crazy busy, but because I kept thinking I’d read or file all those mails later. Guess what? “Later” has arrived, and it doesn’t look anything like I thought it would! The same thing could be said for the pandemic. When quarantine life started, many people thought of it as a snow day—we’d hit pause and pick up where we left off the day before. But it’s fair to say that the summer of 2020 is taking us all by surprise. Click to hear the story of Rick, who staged a friendly wake-up call for his family when he realized “later” is today.

5 MINJUN 30
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Later Is Today

Get Out Of The Soup

Has your social media feed been filled with videos of bad behavior? Me, too! Every time I see a clip, I think, Man is that person in the soup! meaning they’re lost in a jumble of out of control feelings. Everyone’s emotions run hot or cold depending on the issue, and you have a right to your feelings. But the trouble starts when feelings abruptly boil over, which is especially common when you’re under stress. How do you avoid becoming a viral clip on social media? Harness and redirect your feelings into constructive action. Click to listen to how you can use soft skills to balance your fiery heart with cool thinking.

4 MINJUN 23
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Get Out Of The Soup

Be A Participator

Has distance from your old routine given you a new perspective? Have you accidentally fallen into the role of spectator, going along with someone else’s blueprint for your life? Act on that insight and switch from a spectator to a participator. Use the soft skill of creativity to spark ideas about changes that will make you feel whole, healthy and complete. Click to hear the story of violinist Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, whose career-threatening injury spurred her to choose a new direction with intention, purpose, and passion.

4 MINJUN 16
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Be A Participator

Discomfort Precedes The Breakthrough

Getting in front of a new normal may start with some discomfort. There may even be days when you want to quit. But remember that stretching into new territory is an automatic force multiplier, where you help others. Click to listen to today’s podcast about how change is possible, but it takes commitment.

4 MINJUN 9
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Discomfort Precedes The Breakthrough

Latest Episodes

Say No To Your Default Yes Button

Is your commitment toggle is automatically set to “yes”? Start reclaiming your day by setting intentions. Think of them as guideposts—when sudden commitments occur, compare them to the priorities you’ve already made. Then, use the soft skill of discernment to decide whether to say an immediate yes, postpone for the moment, or decline. Click to learn 5 questions to ask when you feel pressured to say yes.

4 MIN4 d ago
Comments
Say No To Your Default Yes Button

Say No To How It's Always Been

We may still be in a pandemic, but the dog days of Summer are just like Friday afternoons—they’re the same the world over. But do you find it hard to back off on your commitments, even when long, sunny days are calling? There are plenty of good reasons to say “no”—you just need to understand how to spot them and say no to reclaim your day. Click to hear how you can use your natural creativity to compress tasks or eliminate them. Say no to "how it’s always been" and start pursuing a life you love.

4 MIN1 w ago
Comments
Say No To How It's Always Been

5 Ways To Say I Care

Has the pandemic made you more kind or sensitive to others? That’s a key quality Mr. Rogers consistently used in his communication style—empathy! But do you find it tough to show people compassion because you’re unsure if you’re going overboard or embarrassing them or yourself, especially in work settings? Click to learn five ways to say, “I care.”

5 MIN2 w ago
Comments
5 Ways To Say I Care

5 Ways To Say Let's Pause

Do you ever get tongue-tied searching for the right response when someone is rushing you? You can bridge the gap by using qualities Mr. Rogers relied on, like being fair, curious, and respectful. Click to hear the story of Eliza who used the soft skill of discernment to slow down her hurricane of a boss. When hitting the pause button seems awkward and unmanageable, you’ll have five to say, “Let’s hold up.”

4 MIN3 w ago
Comments
5 Ways To Say Let's Pause

5 Ways To Say I Support You

Are you stumped about what to say when your colleagues, friends, and family want to tell the tale of their no-good day? Do you jump into positivity and encouragement, hoping to dissolve the trouble? Click to hear five ways you can provide meaningful, healthy support the next time you’re caught in an awkward conversation. Empower yourself with clear, honest, and tactful responses—yes, it’s possible!

5 MINJUL 14
Comments
5 Ways To Say I Support You

5 Ways To Say I'm Willing To Learn And Grow

Right now, everyone is being encouraged to learn and grow, but are you feeling worn out? Examining and changing old patterns and beliefs are a real-time demonstration of how to use the soft skill of adaptability. However, you might stop yourself due to worries about being embarrassed or seeming indecisive. But here’s the good news: Changing your mind and maintaining your dignity can co-exist. Click to learn how you can emulate the gentle, common-sense approach of Mr. Rogers in your communications.

4 MINJUL 7
Comments
5 Ways To Say I'm Willing To Learn And Grow

Later Is Today

My work in-box was a wreck. My personal mail wasn’t much better. Not because I was crazy busy, but because I kept thinking I’d read or file all those mails later. Guess what? “Later” has arrived, and it doesn’t look anything like I thought it would! The same thing could be said for the pandemic. When quarantine life started, many people thought of it as a snow day—we’d hit pause and pick up where we left off the day before. But it’s fair to say that the summer of 2020 is taking us all by surprise. Click to hear the story of Rick, who staged a friendly wake-up call for his family when he realized “later” is today.

5 MINJUN 30
Comments
Later Is Today

Get Out Of The Soup

Has your social media feed been filled with videos of bad behavior? Me, too! Every time I see a clip, I think, Man is that person in the soup! meaning they’re lost in a jumble of out of control feelings. Everyone’s emotions run hot or cold depending on the issue, and you have a right to your feelings. But the trouble starts when feelings abruptly boil over, which is especially common when you’re under stress. How do you avoid becoming a viral clip on social media? Harness and redirect your feelings into constructive action. Click to listen to how you can use soft skills to balance your fiery heart with cool thinking.

4 MINJUN 23
Comments
Get Out Of The Soup

Be A Participator

Has distance from your old routine given you a new perspective? Have you accidentally fallen into the role of spectator, going along with someone else’s blueprint for your life? Act on that insight and switch from a spectator to a participator. Use the soft skill of creativity to spark ideas about changes that will make you feel whole, healthy and complete. Click to hear the story of violinist Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, whose career-threatening injury spurred her to choose a new direction with intention, purpose, and passion.

4 MINJUN 16
Comments
Be A Participator

Discomfort Precedes The Breakthrough

Getting in front of a new normal may start with some discomfort. There may even be days when you want to quit. But remember that stretching into new territory is an automatic force multiplier, where you help others. Click to listen to today’s podcast about how change is possible, but it takes commitment.

4 MINJUN 9
Comments
Discomfort Precedes The Breakthrough
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