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EP7 Podcast Channel

Based on the highly successful personal development process called EP7 – Empowered for Purpose in 7 Steps founded by George Helou, the EP7 Podcast Channel is hosted by the founder and his co-host Rachel Donovan. The EP7 Podcast Channel was launched to share with you practical and timely advice to improve your confidence, clarity and resilience in all aspects of your life, particularly your relationship with yourself as well as with a partner, family, colleagues and beyond. We hope you also engage the conversation on the EP7 Official Facebook Page. The whole point of the EP7 Podcast Channel, is to share insights and ideas to help us create and improve relationships and realise our most important goals. We decided to dedicate the first series of podcasts to intimate relationships and how closely this interconnects with the relationship with yourself. We look at bad habits and how we seal a relationship’s fate from the moment we begin it, what to do so we are in a position to attract a suitable partner and what it means to grow together. Another area of conversation will be relationships at work, looking at management and colleagues. We explore how to develop work cultures, helping them to move out of office politics and into thriving environments while breaking records.  We also look forward to discussing relationship issues that arise with family members who we love but who do seem to frustrate us more than anyone.  This is where many of us say that our buttons seem to be pushed the most intensely and frequently. Between the podcasts and the EP7 Official Facebook page, our conversation will take place, therefore together with your feedback and participation, you can guide where our adventure takes us.
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Join George and Rachel on your walk, jog or drive as they share how we can be empowered for purpose in our relationships, roles and goals. 

May 14, 2018

In this podcast, George & Rachel discuss what it is like to live with a light heart and how this can play out in our lives.

[01:20] On having a light heart
[03:48] A sign of insecurity within one's self
[04:48] Giving yourself permission to enjoy life
[08:33] Feeling the burden and anxiety within ourselves
[11:24] Having a superiority complex
[11:44] How we can be thoughtful and light-hearted?
[14:39] The playing out of an upset versus a light-hearted person
[20:30] Heavy heart vs light heart
[23:37] Examples of golden nuggets

You may want to listen to:
- Why your worldview creates your life
- Is being competitive healthy for us?
- The power in trusting your judgement

May 9, 2018

What views do you hold about money? In this podcast we listen to George detail how we can make more money and why we should have a healthy relationship with our bank account.

[04:48] Understanding money by principle
[08:28] Money as frozen energy
[13:02] Why relationships with people are precious
[16:47] How we can create more money and not overspend
[17:27] Our status quo view on money
[19:57] The key to making more money
[24:05] Every action has an equal and opposite reaction

You may want to listen to:
- Why your worldview creates your life
- Unleashing the artist in you
- Being in flow

May 9, 2018

How do you know if you're addicted to drama? Listen to George & Rachel discuss this topic in this latest conversation.

[02:46] What drama can represent
[03:18] How do we get addicted to drama?
[08:12] What are you going to do if you are addicted to drama?
[11:29] Learning and conditioning our behavior
[12:43] Being lonely vs having drama
[13:13] The issues with attracting drama and creating drama in our lives
[16:24] The message on this topic, "Addicted to drama"

You may want to listen to:
- Is being competitive good for us?
- Overcoming anxiety
- Fear of failure

May 8, 2018

Is there a silver lining when it comes to our regrets? In this podcast George & Rachel discuss this idea and some of their own regrets.

[01:16] Discussing having regrets
[03:21] One of George's regrets
[08:43] What we can get out of our epic mistakes
[09:38] Making the same mistakes over and over again (resulting to consequences)
[14:24] The blog George wrote called "Our Depression"
[18:10] What dissolves regret
[18:44] How to build genuine empathy with people
[21:15] Acknowledging your regrets

You may want to listen to:
- Re-invention; what it means for you and your life
- What if depression was natural
- Imagination vs Intention

May 1, 2018

In this podcast George and Rachel discuss the differences between these two ideas and the benefits of healthy expectations.

[00:46] Having expectations vs not having any expectation
[03:30] Being motivated without being hard on ourselves
[08:47] The need for our own level of acceptance
[11:08] Having the responsibility to set high expectations
[19:13] Addressing issues instead of being intolerant
[23:51] Compassion, tolerance, and patience
[29:51] The benefits of healthy expectations

You may want to listen to:
- Why lazy works
- When to give up
- Is being competitive good for us?

Apr 27, 2018

We often don't recognise when we are in denial. How does this really affect us and what are the reasons why we should shatter our denial.

[04:02] Our identity is shaped from the beginning
[04:58] The habit of being in denial and our responsibility to change
[09:34] Multi-dimensional intelligence
[12:18] Accessing genius at a late age
[17:06] Intense emotions dictate how we are meant to perceive and feel about something
[24:09] Failure as an opportunity
[27:14] What can become our ultimate prison

You may want to listen to:
- Why your worldview creates your life
- What is the truth?
- Re-invention: what it means for you and your life

Apr 16, 2018

In this podcast George explains what a fractal pattern is and how it relates to life.

Here's what was covered:

[01:04] Explaining the fractal pattern
[07:09] Has George identified fractal patterns within himself?
[08:54] Trying to succeed when you’re wrong about something
[11:17] Our attraction to structural integrity
[12:59] The relevance of structural integrity in nature
[20:23] The pattern when your balance is strong
[26:58] Why she shouldn't be isolated for too long

You may want to listen to:
- The power in trusting your judgement
- What is the truth?
- Unleashing the artist in you

Feb 27, 2018

Topics:

[01:23] Getting to know someone and having the ability to get into the other person's worldview
[05:28] When you're insecure and you want to feel safe
[09:46] Why we end up with relationships that don't work out
[11:42] Message to all the nice guys
[13:23] Message to women
[15:19] When a guy is too nice
[16:42] Being attracted to a woman
[17:46] A movie called "Coming to America" by Eddie Murphy (1988)

You may also want to listen to:
Being in flow
Overcoming anxiety
Re-invention - what it means for you and your life

Feb 6, 2018

Have you ever tried to 'fit in'? Why should we worry about what people think of us? In this podcast, George & Rachel address social anxiety in its various degrees and why we should believe we are enough.

[00:47] Introversion
[03:52] Rejection and acceptance.
[04:24] How we can overthink.
[05:32] Our belief that we are not enough.
[10:39] The lack of communication skills.
[12:10] Why we should not try to fit in.
[13:57] Going with the flow.
[18:10] Why being yourself - you can be truly present.
[22:40] Rachel's embarrassing moment.

You may also want to listen to:
Being in flow
Overcoming anxiety
Re-invention - what it means for you and your life

Jan 29, 2018

[00:41] Procrastination and laziness.
[02:45] The benefit of being lazy.
[05:42] Is procrastination linked to fear of failure?
[06:28] We are not all inherently lazy.
[07:18] The protection mechanism.
[08:24] How perfectionism can be an issue.
[10:53] Becoming proactive.

You may want to listen to:
Fear of failure
Being in Flow
Overcoming Anxiety

Jan 22, 2018

As we begin a new year, George & Rachel discuss the idea of theming your year and the depth of detail we need to outline for ourselves to make it happen.

Here's what was covered:
[01:51] George's theme for last year.
[04:53] Setting an intention at the beginning.
[06:30] An intention has to be purpose-based.
[09:00] Money doesn't have a personality.
[10:50] The excitement from the benefits of being self-independent.
[17:36] Being totally in the moment.
[18:52] Traveling is not an option but an absolute necessity.
[22:58] Give yourself permission to innovate and to reinvent.

You may also want to listen to:
- Why your worldview creates your life
- Re-invention what it means for you and your life
- Making New Years Resolutions Stick

Dec 27, 2017

In this episode, George and Rachel discuss about protecting your daughter from someone or from bad situation

Here’s what was covered:
[00:45] Approaching my daughter
[02:02] Describing a lot of extremes that people go too far
[03:00] Resentment and Rebellion
[03:27] Ways on how to be there for your child
[04:11] Finding ways to help them with their awareness, values and critical thinking.
[08:11] I know what it was like to be a hormonal young man
[09:29] Being more involved or less involved
[11:20} Letting children have there own life experience
[14:06] Over protection
[17:56] Protecting your child and the person they are interested in.

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Dec 3, 2017

What does the idea of giving up mean to you? Often we are met with feelings of failure and weakness. In this podcast George & Rachel explore this idea and how we can identify the reasons behind this choice.

[1:19] Why should you keep going and not give up
[6:40] Can giving up be healthy?
[9:06] Are we the problem?
[11:32] Every moment is precious.
[13:34] How not to give up on the things that matter.
[18:26] Factors that makes you give up.
[20:47] Ways to change your view in life.
[27:45] The "power" meaning to George.
[31:25] Resilience - the key to never giving up.
[32:53] Summary (in giving up)
[34:24] Resilience the key to never giving up.

 

Nov 15, 2017

Have you ever thought about what your worldview may be? What are dominating thoughts that are influencing us day to day?
George and Rachel discuss the meaning and power of our worldviews in this podcast.

[1:38] What is the world view that we hold?
[6:33] How our worldview affects relationships.
[8:20] Feeling fulfilled depends on our worldview.
[12:51] Adaptive ability.
[14:07] The self-entitlement worldview.
[16:20] This world owes you nothing.
[20:49] People who give enough value.
[24:35] There is more than enough in this world.
[26:16] The questions for you to ask to find out your world views.

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Oct 23, 2017

In this podcast George & Rachel discuss the idea of 'truth' and the power it holds in our lives. 

[1:13] What we are brought up to believe is true as children.
[2:40] Being told “You’re not loving Jesus enough”
[5:33] Why parents stage 'truth' to a child.
[9:14] Being exhausted by keeping a secret.
[12:10] Is there such thing as truth?
[13:00] George defines truth.
[17:40] Why we need to be truth seekers

You may also want to listen to:
-The people pleasing dilemma
-50 shades of bullshit
-What is love?

Oct 9, 2017

We are never short of a scandal in the media. How much does this impact on our lives and how do we interpret these actions and do we accept them as 'normal'? Listen to George speak passionately about this subject with Rachel.

[0:42] Kevin Hart’s Scandal
[4:15] Forgetting you are in a relationship with a person.
[8:15] The value of family, have we lost that?
[9:50] What is the movie '50 shades of grey' really all about?
[15:10] Why is this an imagination problem?
[18:30] Using the reason 'its just a fetish'.
[21:54] Insecurity is a double edged sword.
[24:28] How women are degraded in relationships.
[27:48] Undoing the bullsh*t to get to the truth of a relationship.

You may also want to listen to:

  • Being ok with saying 'no'
  • Avoiding desperation in relationships
  • Climbing out of the social media rabbit hole
Sep 29, 2017

While we like to see people we care about in a happy state, should we be responsible for their happiness? What do we learn from moments in pain and how can we be ok to allow this to exist.

Here’s what was covered:
[01:42] The message we receive to be responsible.
[05:04] How do we know if we are becoming over-responsible?
[05:44] Being a rescuer.
[08:08] Can we handle being responsible for everything?
[11:19] What is pain?
[13:36] The role of an enabler.
[14:46] How the government can be over-responsible.
[20:44] What do you do if you feel like you are over-responsible.
[23:08] Why George’s manager wouldn't give him the solution when ads went wrong on air.
[26:09] What did Richard Branson did so that he wouldn't be tempted to interfere.

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Sep 13, 2017

Giving and receiving advice can be a very touchy subject where often mis-communication is frequent . George and Rachel discuss the different ways advice is given and received and how we can make it work best for us.

Here’s what was covered:
[2:06] Defining advice.
[5:55] The delivery of advice and how it affects us.
[7:04] First we are impacted by emotions and then content.
[8:38] Giving good quality advice in a respectful way.
[12:41] What can block us receiving good advice.
[13:59] Bad content delivered in a good way.
[14:59] Good content delivered in a bad way.
[17:14] Bad content delivered in a bad way.
[20:11] Understanding why they’re delivering it in a bad way.
[21:22] Maximising all good content that is coming to you.
[24:06] Handling things when not in a good way

You may also want to listen to:
- Re-invention: what it means for you and your life
- Happy wife-Crappy life
- Being ok with saying 'no'

Aug 29, 2017

George and Rachel discuss issues surrounding being a good parent and how to cope with problems that get in the way.

Here’s what was covered:
[1:37] How stressful parenting can be.
[2:57] Balance: The recurring issue.
[4:35] The change in thoughts from before to after having a child.
[8:27] The affects of social media in parenting.
[12:00] The difference between being a friend and being a parent.
[13:36] Rachel’s goals when she becomes a parent.
[15:10] Doing your best raising your child.
[19:05] When couples argue about how to parent.
[21:04] Children deserve consistency.
[25:49] Create an environment rich in love.
[28:34] Being aware of our coping mechanisms.
[33:00] How respect and love is built from your child.

Jun 26, 2017

In this podcast, George & Rachel address depression, focusing on how we can better understand and deal with this debilitating mental and emotional state of being.

Here’s what was covered:

  • [01:17] The stigma of depression.
  • [04:00] Cultural habits of self-medicating.
  • [06:40] The importance of balance in life.
  • [11:02] Looking at what happens neurologically when we get depressed.
  • [16:57] Why we become hypersensitive to painful situations.
  • [18:00} How our brain sets up habitual patterns.
  • [21:50] Nature does not want us to be numb.
  • [28:12] Breaking the habit of feeling depressed.
  • [32:00] Honouring our depression.
  • [34:02] Being aware of those around us and being compassionate.

  

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Apr 8, 2017

Being a parent of young teenagers is rarely easy and in an age with smartphones and the internet, it seems to be getting harder. In this podcast, George and Rachel discuss what ideas can help us protect our teens while not wanting to fall into the trap of overprotecting them.

 

Here’s what was covered:

• [2:00] The dangers that smart phones can bring to your teens.
• [3:30] When is the right time to educate your children about peer group pressure?
• [4:00] Creative ways of approaching teens without hurting their feelings.
• [6:40] Rachel shares how she would approach her future daughter in dealing with their feelings.
• [9:00] The importance of expanding awareness to protect your child.
• [10:30] Playing Russian roulette with decisions
• [13:20] How your child can learn from other people’s experience.

 

You may also want to listen to:
• Understanding and dealing with bullying

 

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Mar 13, 2017

How do we define love? Our thoughts about what love is and what loves means, are explored in this podcast with George & Rachel.

Here’s what was covered:

• [2:30] What is Self-Love?
• [3:45] Layers of profound connection in love
• [5:00] Physical intimacy
• [8:00] “The deepest expression of love, creates abundant life.”
• [9:00] What is love in a relationship?
• [10:30] Thoughts on the idea of ‘You need to love yourself before you can                     love other people”.
• [12:00] What makes a long-term couples relationship work?
• [16:00] How to find ways to be vulnerable?
• [18:00] The five love languages
• [19:00] How eye contact deepens intimacy
• And much more!

Mentioned in the Podcast:
- The 5 Love Languages – Gary Chapman

You may also want to listen to:

- The layers of attraction
- How to deepen the connection in long term relationships

 

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Feb 16, 2017

Re-invention is a favourite topic for George! In this podcast George & Rachel unpack what it means to re-invent yourself and how you can start doing this immediately.

Here’s what was covered:

• [2:00] What does it mean to Re-invent yourself?
• [4:15] Hidden destructive assumptions that need to be addressed
• [6:50] How assumptions act as invisible filters that force us to see the world in a very specific way.
• [8:25] How removing just one (1) filter, based on one (1) assumption can significantly change the way we see and feel about ourselves and our environment.
• [10:00] Accessing empowering choices through the reinvention of ourselves.
• [12:00] How to reveal our hidden assumptions.
• And much more!


You may also want to listen to:

Fear of Failure

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Feb 7, 2017

The fear of failure is one of the most destructive thoughts that can hold us back every day. In this podcast, George & Rachel discuss how this affects us and tactics to overcome this debilitating idea.


Here’s what was covered:


 • [1:00] How the fear of failure affects our life
 • [2:45] Being afraid of what others think of us
 • [8:40] The definition of failure
 • [10:15] Eat failure like apples to taste success
 • [14:05] "The epic fail, is not giving yourself permission to fail" - George Helou
 • [14:40] The danger of letting failure guide our decisions
 • [19:15] Why you would not want to let the fear of failure stop you
 • [25:11] Why you should make room for failure
 • [26:25] The key to failure
 • And much more!

You may also want to listen to:


- Making New Years Resolutions Stick
- How to Create a Purposeful Career
- Being in Flow


Join the conversation! Visit our Facebook page https://web.facebook.com/EP7official/

Jan 24, 2017

Is there an artist side to you that you struggle to let out? Have you had a taste of being creative and realised it felt special and made a difference to you and even others? Rachel and George share their artist experiences and why we can easily find our artistic side being suppressed. Whether it feels like it is fading away or not, if your heart aches to express it, there is a great reason for it. If you are ready to re-ignite your artistic side or want to take your art to another level, you will enjoy this EP7 Podcast.


Here’s what was covered:


 • [2:30] The big difference between creating for yourself and creating for the sake of money.
 • [6:20] Obstacles that block the artist in you
 • [8:45] The problem with chasing perfection
 • [10:45] How insecurities affect our creative purpose.
 • [13:00] Why masterpieces mesmerise
 • [14:40] How to unleash the artist in you
 • [19:10] The pressures that compromise our artistic purpose
 • [23:30] "If there's something inside of you that you wanted to create, do it! Life is too short" - Rachel Donovan
 • [24:28] The 30 Day Artist Challenge
 • And much more!

Mentioned in the Podcast:
 

• Book: Big Magic - Elizabeth Gilbert
 • Movie: Finding Forrester (2000) IMDb
 • Music app: Ladida
 • EP7 Podcast - What we can learn from Prince

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