Episode 27: How to Handle Resistance – An Interview with Dan Sivils

by | September 12, 2019

Episode 27: How to Handle Resistance – An Interview with Dan Sivils

by | September 12, 2019

Episode 27: How to Handle Resistance – An Interview with Dan Sivils

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On today’s show, Wendy and Terry interview their dear friend & mentor, Dan Sivils, who is a senior instructor and life coach with Your Infinite Life Training and Coaching Company.

In this episode Wendy, Terry, and Dan discuss resistance, which happens when someone hinders their personal growth & development. Everyone experiences resistance at some point in their life. Their conversation specifically digs deeper into the resistance that can arise when we want to learn new things or make a change within our parenting journey.

On today’s episode 4 topics on resistance are covered:

  1. What to do if you are experiencing resistance?
    • Maintaining the status quo often feels safe even when it’s ineffective
    • If you resist growth & change, you sacrifice the depth of your relationships; however, a willingness to be vulnerable leads to being more effective & impactful
    • The things in life that are the most important to learn are going to create resistance; this means that each new phase of parenthood will bring up resistance
    • When this natural resistance rises up you can:
      1. Identify how your body feels
      2. Allow your body to feel those feelings
      3. Accept yourself & your feelings before focusing on change & new ideas
  2. What to do if someone you love is experiencing resistance?
    • Your goal in learning should be to change your own life, not teach your loved one something new (this can lead to feelings of unworthiness on their part)
    • You can invite loved ones to experience growth with you (classroom setting, watching a lesson together, etc.) but you must be okay with them declining
    • We must remember the importance of loving (& liking!) our loved ones just the way they are – nobody is perfect
  3. The importance of paradigm shifting
    • Realizing that we can only change ourselves
    • Focusing on our own growth instead of what needs to change in others while practicing unconditional love
    • Finding humor in hard situations
    • Discovering strengths inside of hardships
  4. How opening up & being in learning can positively impact all areas of our lives
    • You can be happy without needing the world around you to be different

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Would you like to shift out of a victim mindset & become your own authority?


To learn more about Dan Sivils, click HERE.


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