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Remember in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire when Mad-Eye Moody (well, the Death Eater who was impersonating Mad-Eye Moody using Polyjuice Potion) briefly turned Draco Malfoy into a ferret that he bounced around the Great Hall, much to the delight of Harry, Ron, and Hermione?
In half a second, Draco was transfigured from an unmanageable problem — a persistent bully and nemesis that the trio shared years of baggage and enmity with — to, as Ron put it, “a great, bouncing ferret.”
And even though we can’t transfigure our problems that easily, it’s not for lack of trying!
In this brand-new side chat, we’re getting into the tendency to fixate on a surface-level problem — AKA the smaller thing that feels more manageable — instead of the deeper, less tangible problem that you often feel helpless to solve.
We talked about…
- Examples like fixating on getting a new job because your marriage is failing, or nitpicking your body/image when you’re feeling overwhelmed, anxious, or depressed.
- The 3 red flags that pop up when you’re trying to displace your problems.
- What to do when you catch yourself focusing on the wrong problem, and how to get to the root of what’s really going on.
After you’ve listened, leave a comment below to let us know what problems you may have been “transfiguring” lately!
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And if you want a deeper conversation about our coaching process, listen to our episode from October 8, 2019: Why career coaching has almost nothing to do with your career.