Anna Mumaw

Anna’s Diary #12 – Course Correcting

The final lesson of the Unstoppable U™ program is Module 4, Lesson 3:  Course Correcting.  And that’s a giant-size concept in a compact package!  The ability to course correct in real time is incredibly powerful in allareas of our lives, and learning that skill (and having some course correcting tools easily available when you need them) can be the thing that changes everything.  A great car, an accurate map and a smooth highway are useless if you can’t use the steering wheel! This last lesson includes a brief description of how our brains work in response to the various  stimuli we encounter, in terms of our …

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Anna’s Diary #11 – Commitment

Module 4, Lesson 2 is all about staying committed and on the path, and it came at a perfect time for me (as life often does).  Logan and I spent the last week working on and presenting a webinar and it was great – fun to work on and fun to do.  BUT, after we presented it and high-fived and enjoyed the process, I found my work on the UU reboot (my Aspiration) still waiting.  No one had done a thing on it the whole time I was away working on the webinar!  And after the feeling of finishing a great project, there sat the feeling …

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Anna’s Diary #10 – Permission

Module 4, Lesson 1 – and it’s about PERMISSION!  My favorite (or one of them at least) thing in Unstoppable U™!  Because it’s something I see women not getting nearly enough of, not in their work, their family lives, their own interests and loves…we just do not feel we have permission to do (or not do) so much of what we want and/or need to do. The Permission Slip in Module 4, Lesson 1’s Materials section is so simple but so powerful.  There are a couple of reasons for this:  first, it’s a visual that I can have in view all around me, all …

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Anna’s Diary #9 – Momentum

Momentum, as Module 3 Lesson 3 tells us, can be positive – but it can also be negative.  And Unstoppable U™ is designed not only to help interrupt the negative momentum, but to create the positive momentum as well.  It’s usually the forward-moving version that I think of, but this lesson makes me realize that getting stuck is not just staying in place:  getting stuck can actually mean moving backward, and having tools in place can get you back on the road and on your way. For me getting stopped is the result of something that feels like rejection in some form in …

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Anna’s Diary #8 – Daily Consistent Action

This week I’m working on Module 3, Lesson 2 of the Unstoppable U™ program, Consistency.  It’s a follow-up to the previous lesson, “Charting Your Course”, because it helps with the HOW of reaching the finish line once you map the route there.  It’s the “how” that always pops up as the first objection for me, the whiny “yeah, but…” that wants to show me why this is all a bad idea and won’t work.  My answer to that “yeah, but”? Daily Consistent Action! Like a lot of what we talk about at Call Me Unstoppable™, and in the Unstoppable U™ program specifically, Daily …

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Anna’s Diary #7 – Unstoppable When Things Are Upside-Down

Part of Logan’s and my working through the Unstoppable U™ program ourselves is to show and talk about the real-life process, and how it looks when you do it.  And one of the things that will come up as you go – and which has come up for me – is this: How the f*ck can I be unstoppable when my life just got turned upside-down?!? That’s where I am this week.  COVID-19 has completely changed everything for everyone and I’m no exception.  I’m not sick, nor is my family, and we are still working.  But staying well is complicated, working from home ditto …

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Anna’s Diary #6 – Possibility Generator!

Feeling stuck is the WORST.  That feeling that you are out of options, all the doors are closed, and you are out of the game – it leads to a whole load of thought distortions and catastrophizing and all the things we do to ourselves when we feel stopped. Getting stopped is part of being unstoppable. Think about that for just a moment.  That is the #1 thing I am struck by in Module 2, Lesson 3:  that getting stopped sometimes isn’t just natural, it’s required.  It seems counterintuitive because we have so many emotional reactions and automatic responses that shriek “it’s all over!”  But the …

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Anna’s Diary #5 – The Possibility Arc

The thing about possibility is that it is so huge and yet so fragile – it lives inside us, and that’s a space where our Myths and Sirens love to hang out too. But it’s also the most magical creative space you can find to explore what is possible.  And when I was working with the Possibility Arc I realized that while my personal Myths (see my earlier post about Mythbusting) are well-established and quite comfy there, they also are really, really predictable.  And so the Possibility Arc really does, as Logan likes to say, spoil the joke – it breaks up …

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Anna’s Diary #4 – Mythbusting

I thought I would really struggle with the Mythbusting activities because I know there is a part of me that loves the stories I have grown up with about myself and the world.  That’s been a challenge for me in the past – trying to say “that just isn’t true” in the face of things that FEEL completely true and have been with me for literally decades. But what I found when I used the materials from this lesson (the Mythbusting and Personal Mythology worksheets) was a sense of freedom that came from actually writing down my Myths and then having …

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Anna’s Diary #3 – Skillset, Day 3

Well – Skillset, and Lesson 3 of Module 1, is SUPER-dense.  So I’m just doing an entry today on the first element of the lesson, Habits.  Habits are one of my favorite things to work with, because setting new habits gives me a huge sense of agency and self-efficacy.  And playing with the idea of habits in Experiment One (there are three different experiments in this lesson, each corresponding to one of the elements of Skillset: habits, structures, support) makes me feel very expansive – I see so much that I didn’t before. Looking at Lesson 2’s Mindset Buster Worksheet, part 1, I can …

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