Free Books, Hospital Coffee and Finding Your Groove

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This week’s story is all about pressing play again on your life after you’ve had to pause it for a more important reason. Now, I’m not saying your life right now isn’t important, or that your “purpose journey” shouldn’t be a priority… …I’m saying, sometimes life throws a big one at you that needs to take priority over everything else…and in my case, it was my daughter getting Leukemia. It doesn’t have to be as severe as a blood cancer, but whatever big thing happens in your life that takes your focus off your purpose journey, just remember to… Never …

A Story About The Dentist, The Hoover Dam and A Life Changed Overnight

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This week I share a very personal story about what just happened to me while I was away on a small spring break trip to Las Vegas and the Hoover Dam. It’s a story about my daughter…about her going to dentist because of some bleeding gum issues that led to her getting some blood work done… …to her getting an urgent call from her doctor …to me getting an urgent call while standing in the middle of the Hoover Dam …to her life changed overnight. The main points of the story I really want to share with you are… 1. …

A Story About Ego, Basketball and the Rules of Life

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This episode, I share a story from my book about my idiot ego, a basketball announcing job and how important is it to know the rules of the game you are playing. The reason I share this story is because life is a game and if you don’t know the rules then you’ll never be able to play at your maximum potential. It’s a lot harder to win a game when you don’t know the rules and how to use them in your favor. This story is a quick little metaphor about how most people go through life thinking they …

The Formula to Create Your Maximum Impact

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Short and sweet this week as I dive into the formula to create maximum impact in your life. Social media is painting the wrong picture about how to take your talents and become a wide-scale impact on the world. Just because some 19 year old drop-out developed some random app and now he’s flaunting his billions doesn’t mean you have to force your way into a particular career or put yourself in a position where you have to compromise on your ethics in order to become a high level influencer. When it comes down to it, the old way is …

A Story About a Restaurant, A Song and An Exploding Comfort Bubble

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This week I share the story of the event that shaped who I am today. Long ago I attended a seminar that was so emotionally deep that I decided I would try to fake my way through. Unfortunately, the facilitator saw right through my little scheme and called me out. What she made me do on Day 2 of the seminar while the entire group was having lunch at a restaurant was the craziest thing I had ever done… …and it ended up completely changing the direction of my life and shaping who I am and what I do today. …

Lessons Learned Along My Journey

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This week’s podcast is my story. I thought you might want to here where it all started for me. It’s a wonder how I ever was able to get to where I am now given all of the twists and turns I took over the last 40+ years. My hope is that my journey will illustrate to you that for most of my life, I had NO idea who I was or where I was going. Some of the stuff I talk about includes: How my early perfectionism jacked me up big time How I actually graduated while changing majors …

Stuck in a Snowstorm : Lesson Learned

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It took me getting stuck in a snowstorm and an 11 hour journey home to learn a valuable lesson about listening to the universe and going with the flow. This week, I talk about the surprising events that occurred on my ride home last week from Las Vegas. It was a journey I have taken hundreds of times, but this time was much different. And, along the way I encountered a number of very interesting things, including a snowball fight in the middle of a highway and a stranger that came from out of the blue to deliver a message …

Creating A New Life In A Strange Land

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This week, I talk about creating a new life by moving to a new city and starting over. I invited Lexi, (crucialawareness.com) my old podcast co-host and friend, to come back on the show and share her story of how she’s doing after picking up everything and moving to San Diego, California, four years ago. Making the Move to a New City With just a general idea of where she wanted to live and what she wanted to do, she threw herself out there and began a journey full of twist and turns, highs and lows, successes and failures…and, believe …

From One Perfectionist to Another : Turning Self-Doubt Into Success

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As a life-long perfectionist, I know what it’s like to battle myself for every successful thing I’ve ever done in my life. And, over the years I’ve discovered a great way to turn the crippling self-doubt of perfectionist thinking into success by using a couple of simple techniques. Topics in the show include:1. What is a Perfectionist?2. Signs that you might be a Perfectionist3. The two extreme types of Perfectionism4. Perfectionists throughout history5. Technique to turn your “bad” perfectionism into “good” in order to achieve the success you desire I didn’t realize it for a long time but my bouts …

Why January Sucks…and How to Get Back on Track

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January Sucks … It can be a very rough month for some… …cold, dark, short days, failed new years resolutions, Christmas bills arrive, unrealized expectations…massive frustration. Throughout the years, January has been seen as the most depressing month, with Blue Monday being the third Monday in January and January 24th being deemed the most depressing day of the year by a renowned British psychologist. This show is all about sharing my thoughts on why January does indeed suck as well as offer a simple way to turn that frown upside down. Topics this week include: The impact of weather on …