A Story About Mickey Mouse, A Breakroom Outburst and Being Authentic

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This week’s episode is about my time as a Disneyland employee and what Mickey Mouse taught me about being authentic. Right out of high school I got a job at Disneyland as a Submarine Captain. And, during that time, I shared a breakroom with a bunch of employees including the people who dressed up in the costumes. One day, Mickey Mouse came in…took off his head…lit up a smoke…and began to rant about all the bratty kids he dealt with on his last shift. I found this to be really funny at the time, being really young, but later in …

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 …

New Study: Find A Purpose … NOW!

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A new study by a group of British researchers confirm that having “A” purpose (not “THE” Purpose) is the only way to live a long, healthy and fulfilling life. The paper was part of an ongoing British study of older adults known as the English Longitudinal Study of Aging. The Results of the Study Socially, higher worthwhile ratings were associated with stronger personal relationships and with broader social engagement such as involvement in civic organizations, cultural activity and volunteering. (marriage was important but so was regular contact with friends). From a health perspective, those with higher worthwhile ratings had better …

How to Throw the Funnest Wine Tasting Contest Party

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Be the Host of the Season by throwing a wine tasting contest party for the ages ! This week I wanted to share how to host the funnest wine contest tasting party. It’s not my usual self-help type of podcast, but these tips will definitely up your life skills and give you the essentials on how to host an amazing and cheap party for a small group of friends … and just in time for the holidays. The party is so easy to plan and very cheap, with your cost (as the host) being for basic materials and maybe some …

Hanna’s Story : From Fired College Grad to Instagram Influencer

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This week, Instagram Influencer, Fashion Blogger and Musician Hanna De la Vega (ig – @hndelavega) (www.thegirlunderthehat.wordpress.com) stopped by the show to share the story of her journey from a fired college graduate to a popular Instagram Influencer. Hanna was nice enough to share the ups and downs of a fascinating journey that led her from a small town in Washington to Phoenix, Los Angeles and Nashville. Her life plan of fashion design led to working for Mac, but then an unexpected turn left her with no job and no idea what to do with her life. Then, out of nowhere, …

Voting Made Easy : A Quick Guide

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Why You Need To Vote This episode I go over a quick guide on voting and how it is really easy once you learn a very simple system to become informed on all of the races you’re voting on (including randoms like judges, water district, county supervisors, etc.) Here are the topics for today: How to register Do you need to pick a political party in order to register? What are the registration deadlines for your state? The difference between a mail-in ballot and voting at the ballot box Should you pay any attention to all of the political ads? …

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 …

Why Storytelling is THE Most Powerful Success Tool

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Talk to any successful person and they will tell you that The art of storytelling is THE most powerful success tool and the one skill that will improve your life in every aspect. This week I invited my own storytelling coach, Jennifer Samuel-Chance (www.msjenjen.com) to join me and talk about… Why Storytelling is the most powerful success tool My own journey into learning the art of storytelling and why I didn’t think I needed to learn it at first Jennifer shares her own fascinating story about becoming a public speaking and storytelling coach The simple basics of storytelling How anyone …

Do You Trust Your Gut?

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I would like to ask you a very simple, but complicated question: “Do you trust your gut?” When I’ve asked clients or friends, I’ve gotten a lot of different answers, so I thought I would do a show about how to get better at trusting your gut… …because honestly… …you should. But you first need to know if what you are feeling is a legit, true self gut feeling or if it’s just your ego trying to get you to make a decision that will not help you in the long run. In the show I first share with you …