10 Podcasts to Inspire Your Family “Team”

Here is a list of 10 free podcasts from the Inspired Project Teams archives that you can use to help inspire your family project team. As you listen to each (or read the blog post) simply substitute the word “family” for “team,” and think about how you could apply the insights to your next big family project.

1. Shift from Drama to Empowerment

In his book The Power of TED, David Emerald compares two very different ways of being: The Dreaded Drama Triangle (or DDT) versus The Empowerment Dynamic (or TED). We apply these to project teams. (URL: http://www.inspiredprojectteams.com/?p=580)

2. Let Go of Perfectionism

Are you driven to perfection? … or simply driven crazy? This post/podcast provides suggestions for project managers and team leaders about how they can let go of perfectionism and improve their results. (URL: http://www.inspiredprojectteams.com/?p=276)

3. Consciously Choose Your Attitude

A project team’s attitude can make or break the project. In this post you learn how you can consciously choose your attitude instead of simply allowing it to overtake you as a collection of random feelings. (URL: http://www.inspiredprojectteams.com/?p=1026)

4. Accept What Is

You must first accept a difficult situation for what it is before you can handle it effectively. Accept it, see it clearly without denial and hand-wringing, and then you can take appropriate action. (URL: http://www.inspiredprojectteams.com/?p=752)

5. Learn to Be Optimistic… Learn to Succeed

“Cognitive therapy works [by changing] explanatory style from pessimistic to optimistic [providing]… skills for talking to yourself when you fail.” – M. Seligman – This post/podcast applies this to project teams. (URL: http://www.inspiredprojectteams.com/?p=507)

6. Take Charge… Stop Playing the Victim

You create your own experience…[&] you cannot change what you do not acknowledge.” – Dr. Phil McGraw – Post/podcast focuses on how project teams can accept responsibility for bad results & take charge. (URL: http://www.inspiredprojectteams.com/?p=176)

7. Get High on Kindness

“Kindness extended, received, or observed beneficially impacts the physical health and feelings of everyone involved!” — Wayne Dyer  (URL: http://www.inspiredprojectteams.com/?p=97)

8. Listen, Understand, Collaborate

“Habit 5: Seek First to Understand, Then to be Understood.” – Stephen Covey’s Seven Habits of Highly Effective People – Audio examines why & how project teams should listen, understand, & collaborate. (URL: http://www.inspiredprojectteams.com/?p=191)

9. Get Excited… and Let It Show!

“Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson (URL: http://www.inspiredprojectteams.com/?p=193)

10. Just Say No

While it might make sense for individuals to say “yes” to life as often as they can, there are critical moments when project teams have just gotta say “no!” Here’s why & how… (URL: http://www.inspiredprojectteams.com/?p=944)


I’ve tried to use many of the ideas contained in these podcasts with my own family projects, with varying degrees of success. All-in-all, however, I know there’s much of value here that can help you inspire your family teams to complete their projects more effectively and…. (dare I say it?) more lovingly!  So give these a try!

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