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 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 …

A Story About Prison and Perspective

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This week I talked with Toni S., author of Down the Rabbit Hole, about how her life went from perfect to being in prison, and the huge lessons learned during and after her time in jail. Toni was very open and honest in sharing her journey from divorce, to drug and alcohol use and the final act of revenge on her ex-husband that, at first glance wouldn’t be considered severe, but it still landed her in prison. As someone who has never experienced jail or prison from the inside, I found Toni’s stories fascinating. Some of the topics we chat …

A Lesson From Tragedy One Year Later : The Power of #VegasStrong

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1 October, Las Vegas – The #VegasStrong Story As a part-time Las Vegas resident, I wanted to share with you how the 1 October tragedy last year personal impacted me and what life lesson I can share with you. Although I wasn’t there at the time, I was personally impacted by the shooting because my girlfriend and her family live there and they knew some of the people that were shot and killed. So I felt connected in grief with those people and the city as a whole. Which leads me to this week’s conversation… Shifting Perspective and Judgement In …

What Do the Royal Wedding and Laurel Yanny Have in Common?

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You’re probably thinking…”What do the royal wedding and laurel yanny have in common?” Nothing…and everything, actually. Because both of these things show us perfect examples of “perspective shift” In this episode, I talk about: – How lame I thought all the royal wedding stuff was until I remembered something shocking from my past – How the Laurel / Yanny thing was all started by a huge mistake – How both of these recent viral events can teach us a HUGE lesson in understanding ourselves and other at a much higher level. Like always, you can watch the video of this …

Video: How an Ice Rink Can Change Your Life

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This week, my expert “Voice of Millennial” Mariah and I chat about her recent visit to New York’s Rockefeller Center ice rink and how she surprised herself by learning a valuable life lesson just by being on the ice skating rink. How can an ice rink change your life? Mariah noticed that the ice rink acted like a giant equalizer where people from all shapes and sizes and economic levels and coolnesses or nerdnesses gather in one place to strap on a pair of think blades and venture out onto a slippery surface of the unknown. Interestingly enough, a person’s …

How an Ice Rink Can Change Your Life

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This week, my expert “Voice of Millennial” Mariah and I chat about her recent visit to New York’s Rockefeller Center ice rink and how she surprised herself by learning a valuable life lesson just by being on the ice skating rink. How can an ice rink change your life? Mariah noticed that the ice rink acted like a giant equalizer where people from all shapes and sizes and economic levels and coolnesses or nerdnesses gather in one place to strap on a pair of think blades and venture out onto a slippery surface of the unknown. Interestingly enough, a person’s …