JumpStart - Jerry Z.

In my bestselling book Happy This Year, I tell the story of my neighbor Jerry who was one of the happiest people I’ve ever met.Back then I was in ministerial school and we were barely scraping by, so I was trying my best to maintain our 100+ year-old home.One day I was trying to re-roof our porch (something I’d never done before) when Jerry and his son slowly edged me off the roof and onto the ground while they expertly completed the job.Typical Jerry -- spending every waking moment doing for others.Today, let’s talk about how focusing on other people’s needs rather than our own makes us happier, less stressed, and decreases both worry and anxiety in our lives.Today, let me nudge you up on the roof so you can help someone else get off.*** Resources *** 1-to-1 Life Coaching: www.ComplaintFreeCoaching.comMembers-Only, exclusive access to Will: www.ComplaintFreeLife.com Website: www.WillBowen.com Facebook: www.Facebook.com/WillBowen YouTube Channel: www.WillBowenVideo.com Podcast: www.WillBowenPodcast.com

Posted by Will Bowen on Friday, August 14, 2020

JumpStart – Jerry Z.

In my bestselling book Happy This Year, I tell the story of my neighbor Jerry who was one of the happiest people I’ve ever met. Back then I was in ministerial school and we were barely scraping by, so I was...

JumpStart - Self-Made

As I write these JumpStarts each day, I find myself often either consciously or unconsciously plagiarizing my great mentor Earl Nightingale and the good news for you is that today is just such a day.More than fifty years ago, Nightingale said, “We are all self-made; but only the successful will admit it.”Wow! Talk about a strong point made in just a few words!When we succeed -- it’s all us, right? Whereas, when we fail we’ve got myriad excuses as to why it wasn’t our fault.Napoleon quipped, “Circumstances? I make circumstances!”If you want to be a success at anything, it starts with taking 100% responsibility for your life and your circumstances starting now.If you’ve got the courage, let’s dive deep into what it takes to jump off the blame train and start blazing a trail to the life you want to live.*** Resources *** 1-to-1 Life Coaching: www.ComplaintFreeCoaching.comMembers-Only, exclusive access to Will: www.ComplaintFreeLife.com Website: www.WillBowen.com Facebook: www.Facebook.com/WillBowen YouTube Channel: www.WillBowenVideo.com Podcast: www.WillBowenPodcast.com

Posted by Will Bowen on Thursday, August 13, 2020

JumpStart – Self-Made

As I write these JumpStarts each day, I find myself often either consciously or unconsciously plagiarizing my great mentor Earl Nightingale and the good news for you is that today is just such a day. More than...

JumpStart - Safe Mental Passage

Last week, a good friend of mine was telling me about an incident he’d experienced the day before.My friend's company had raised nearly $100,000 for victims of the pandemic and had purchased three containers full of fresh food for anyone who needed help.My buddy volunteered to help hand out the food and as he began to pile bags of supplies into his fellow Kansas Citians’ cars and trucks he noticed something.What he witnessed upset him deeply such that he felt the need to process it with me days later.Discover the negative reaction my friend had and how you can apply what he learned about himself in that moment to your own life.As a result, bringing you greater happiness and less emotional discord in everyday life.*** Resources *** 1-to-1 Life Coaching: www.ComplaintFreeCoaching.comMembers-Only, exclusive access to Will: www.ComplaintFreeLife.com Website: www.WillBowen.com Facebook: www.Facebook.com/WillBowen YouTube Channel: www.WillBowenVideo.com Podcast: www.WillBowenPodcast.com

Posted by Will Bowen on Wednesday, August 12, 2020

JumpStart – Safe Mental Passage

Last week, a good friend of mine was telling me about an incident he’d experienced the day before. My friend's company had raised nearly $100,000 for victims of the pandemic and had purchased three containers...

JumpStart - Creativity

Sometimes the hardest part in any creative process is knowing when you’re complete...finished...done...concluded…(LOL - you get the point).Mike Gnagi, a regular attendee for these JumpStarts LIVE, painted the image you see in this thumbnail and I think it’s really quite beautiful.More than that, there’s a great story behind the paintings creation which Mike has given me permission to share and which has a lot to say about why the creative process is challenging and unending.Whether you consider yourself a creative person or not, this JumpStart will have a profound impact on how you view your life and your world.*** LINKS ***Members-Only, daily LIVE meditation with Will: www.ComplaintFreeMeditation.comMembers-Only, exclusive access to Will: www.ComplaintFreeLife.comWebsite: www.WillBowen.comFacebook: www.Facebook.com/WillBowenYouTube Channel: www.WillBowenVideo.comPodcast: www.WillBowenPodcast.com

Posted by Will Bowen on Tuesday, August 11, 2020

JumpStart – Creativity

Sometimes the hardest part in any creative process is knowing when you’re complete...finished...done...concluded… (LOL - you get the point). Mike Gnagi, a regular attendee for these JumpStarts LIVE, painted...

JumpStart - Upgrade Your Soul

About ten years ago, I realized how often both I and others were using the word “hate.”“Hate” is a strong word and yet we were tossing it about casually saying we hated everything from the weather to ourselves.The word “hate” means “to dislike to the point of taking action against.”So, if you hate something enough to take action then that’s good.But, if you’re just whining as an excuse for actually doing nothing then you're just part of the problem.Entrepreneur, orator, activist, and advisor to several presidents Booker T. Washington famously said, "I will permit no man to narrow and degrade my soul by making me hate him?" In this JumpStart, learn why the Buddha said that hate is like holding onto a hot coal; it only burns you. *** Resources ***1-to-1 Life Coaching: www.ComplaintFreeCoaching.comMembers-Only, exclusive access to Will: www.ComplaintFreeLife.comWebsite: www.WillBowen.comFacebook: www.Facebook.com/WillBowenYouTube Channel: www.WillBowenVideo.comPodcast: www.WillBowenPodcast.com

Posted by Will Bowen on Monday, August 10, 2020

JumpStart – Upgrade Your Soul

About ten years ago, I realized how often both I and others were using the word “hate.” “Hate” is a strong word and yet we were tossing it about casually saying we hated everything from the weather to...

JumpStart - Recreation

Would it be ok if I talked really personal for a sec?I LOVE what I get to do for a living (creating life-changing content both for free and for-a-fee and sharing it with you.)I also LOVE the community of positive and like-minded individuals who gather daily to watch and/or listen to these JumpStarts either every day.Thanks to all of you all around the globe who join with me in making life happier and the world brighter for ourselves and others.For the last 4 months I’ve been doing the JumpStarts LIVE as a daily lifeline of hope and inspiration during the Covid 19 pandemic.*** Now, I need a break -- so I’m taking a week off, BUT I’m recording new, fresh JumpStarts that will launch every day at 8:30 weekdays while I’m gone ***As my parting shot before I enjoy some recreation, let’s break down the word “re - create” and how we can renew ourselves by taking time off.*** Resources *** 1-to-1 Life Coaching: www.ComplaintFreeCoaching.comMembers-Only, exclusive access to Will: www.ComplaintFreeLife.com Website: www.WillBowen.com Facebook: www.Facebook.com/WillBowen YouTube Channel: www.WillBowenVideo.com Podcast: www.WillBowenPodcast.com

Posted by Will Bowen on Friday, August 7, 2020

JumpStart – Recreation

Would it be ok if I talked really personal for a sec? I LOVE what I get to do for a living (creating life-changing content both for free and for-a-fee and sharing it with you.) I also LOVE the community of...

JumpStart - Old Age

As you look at this final painting in the Voyage of Life series by Thomas Cole, note that the voyager’s face is peaceful and serene while his gaze is upward toward his continuation to the next journey.Having seen one of the two sets of original paintings of this series by Thomas Cole I can tell that there is something missing in EVERY version of this image on the internet (including the thumbnail you’re seeing now) and, sadly, it’s really the point of this painting.In today’s JumpStart, I tell what’s missing and why it’s essential.Hint: read “The Little Prince.”*** Resources *** 1-to-1 Life Coaching: www.ComplaintFreeCoaching.comMembers-Only, exclusive access to Will: www.ComplaintFreeLife.com Website: www.WillBowen.com Facebook: www.Facebook.com/WillBowen YouTube Channel: www.WillBowenVideo.com Podcast: www.WillBowenPodcast.com

Posted by Will Bowen on Thursday, August 6, 2020

JumpStart – Old Age

As you look at this final painting in the Voyage of Life series by Thomas Cole, note that the voyager’s face is peaceful and serene while his gaze is upward toward his continuation to the next journey. Having...

JumpStart - Manhood

Of the four images in this series by Thomas Cole, my favorite is the third: Manhood.Possibly, it’s because this is the stage in which I now find myself so it’s the one I relate to.More likely it’s because this is the one painting in the series where all the action takes place and yet -- the drama is not fully necessary.Although the man in the boat is praying for deliverance from the turbulent waters, he is doing the one thing a person should never do in a small boat regardless of the conditions -- STAND UP.He prays to God but if he would sit and trust, the waters will become still again.Let’s discuss how we need to “put away the things of a child” when we become an adult.*** Resources *** 1-to-1 Life Coaching: www.ComplaintFreeCoaching.comMembers-Only, exclusive access to Will: www.ComplaintFreeLife.com Website: www.WillBowen.com Facebook: www.Facebook.com/WillBowen YouTube Channel: www.WillBowenVideo.com Podcast: www.WillBowenPodcast.com

Posted by Will Bowen on Wednesday, August 5, 2020

JumpStart – Manhood

Of the four images in this series by Thomas Cole, my favorite is the third: Manhood. Possibly, it’s because this is the stage in which I now find myself so it’s the one I relate to. More likely it’s because...

JumpStart - Youth

When I was 12, I knew how I wanted my life to turn out and I could see it so clearly just as this youth can see his dreams in the second Voyage of Life painting by Thomas Cole.When I was 13 I planned to replace Peter Chris and play the drums for KISS, I was going to marry a Farrah Fawcett (LOL), have several adoring kids, and travel the world with my loving family playing rock-and-roll to sold-out arenas.This vision hung before me like a vaporous apparition pulling me forward.You had grand (and perhaps silly) dreams when you were a youngster -- where are they now?As you can guess, none of my dreams worked out exactly but they served to clarify my goals as an adult.The challenge is -- most adults have given up on compelling goals and only dream of getting safely through to retirement.Your dreams aren’t dead, they are asleep waiting for you to revive them and it’s never too late.Let’s get started now.*** Resources *** 1-to-1 Life Coaching: www.ComplaintFreeCoaching.comMembers-Only, exclusive access to Will: www.ComplaintFreeLife.com Website: www.WillBowen.com Facebook: www.Facebook.com/WillBowen YouTube Channel: www.WillBowenVideo.com Podcast: www.WillBowenPodcast.com

Posted by Will Bowen on Tuesday, August 4, 2020

JumpStart – Youth

When I was 12, I knew how I wanted my life to turn out and I could see it so clearly just as this youth can see his dreams in the second Voyage of Life painting by Thomas Cole. When I was 13 I planned to...

JumpStart - Childhood

Back in 2003, my class in ministerial school took a trip to Washington, DC and while we were there me and a few friends visited the National Gallery of Art.One of my friends had once volunteered at the National as a docent so he knew which pieces to show us during our rushed tour.One series of paintings, The Voyage of Life by Thomas Cole struck such a chord in me that I bought replicas for my home.Over the next several JumpStarts, we’ll be using these paintings as a framework for our own evolution, physically, spiritually, and emotionally.We begin with the first painting Childhood, which introduces the key components found in each: the voyager, the guardian angel, the river, and the landscape whose seasons change in each painting denoting the seasons of a person’s life.When you are a child, life stretches out before you like an eternity awaiting your exploration. You are (supposed to be) safe, protected and provided for and your childlike perspective is precious and vital to your growth.Today, let’s explore reawakening the newness of your childhood.*** Resources *** 1-to-1 Life Coaching: www.ComplaintFreeCoaching.comMembers-Only, exclusive access to Will: www.ComplaintFreeLife.com Website: www.WillBowen.com Facebook: www.Facebook.com/WillBowen YouTube Channel: www.WillBowenVideo.com Podcast: www.WillBowenPodcast.com

Posted by Will Bowen on Monday, August 3, 2020

JumpStart – Childhood

Back in 2003, my class in ministerial school took a trip to Washington, DC and while we were there me and a few friends visited the National Gallery of Art. One of my friends had once volunteered at the...

JumpStart - Invictus

Today, I’d like to do something I don’t often do -- honor the passing of an American hero. Congressman John Lewis took his fight for civil rights to the other side when he died July 27, 2020 at the age of 80.Along with Dr. King, Lewis stood for equal rights in our country and was almost killed in the process in Selma, AL.In Lewis’s memory, let’s consider the poem Invictus by William Ernest Henley and how it’s words can inspire us all:Out of the night that covers me, Black as the pit from pole to pole,I thank whatever gods may be For my unconquerable soul.In the fell clutch of circumstance I have not winced nor cried aloud.Under the bludgeonings of chance My head is bloody, but unbowed.Beyond this place of wrath and tears Looms but the Horror of the shade,And yet the menace of the years Finds and shall find me unafraid.It matters not how strait the gate, How charged with punishments the scroll,I am the master of my fate, I am the captain of my soul.“I am the captain of my soul” never forget that, for truer words were never spoken.*** Resources *** 1-to-1 Life Coaching: www.ComplaintFreeCoaching.comMembers-Only, exclusive access to Will: www.ComplaintFreeLife.com Website: www.WillBowen.com Facebook: www.Facebook.com/WillBowen YouTube Channel: www.WillBowenVideo.com Podcast: www.WillBowenPodcast.com

Posted by Will Bowen on Friday, July 31, 2020

JumpStart – Invictus

Congressman John Lewis took his fight for civil rights to the other side when he died July 27, 2020 at the age of 80. Along with Dr. King, Lewis stood for equal rights in our country and was almost killed in...

JumpStart - Hamilton 5

Today if two men wanted to duel to resolve an argument, most people would be scandalized.However during Hamilton’s time, dueling was a sophisticated way of guarding one’s honor and was a common practice.The Broadway smash musical Hamilton contains a fascinating song with the 10 rules and protocols for dueling.The interesting thing about dueling is that the very thing that gave rise to its prevalence (defending one’s honor) ultimately became the death (pardon the pun) of dueling.However, we still carry around the same grudges that caused people to shoot one another and it’s those grudges that should die -- not people.Today, let’s unpack how a fear of being ostracized from the herd causes people to obsess about their reputation and honor (with the right people -- that is).*** Resources *** 1-to-1 Life Coaching: www.ComplaintFreeCoaching.comMembers-Only, exclusive access to Will: www.ComplaintFreeLife.com Website: www.WillBowen.com Facebook: www.Facebook.com/WillBowen YouTube Channel: www.WillBowenVideo.com Podcast: www.WillBowenPodcast.com

Posted by Will Bowen on Thursday, July 30, 2020

JumpStart – Hamilton 5

Today if two men wanted to duel to resolve an argument, most people would be scandalized. However during Hamilton’s time, dueling was a sophisticated way of guarding one’s honor and was a common practice. The...

JumpStart - Hamilton 4According to Wikipedia, “The Federalist Papers is a collection of 85 articles and essays written by Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and John Jay under the collective pseudonym "Publius" to promote the ratification of the United States Constitution.”And according to the lyrics from Hamilton, “The plan was to write a total of twenty-five essays, the work divided evenly among the three men. In the end, they wrote eighty-five essays, in the span of six months. John Jay got sick after writing five. James Madison wrote twenty-nine. Hamilton wrote the other fifty-one!”While most people avoided responsibility, Hamilton made it his personal mission to see that the U.S. constitution was ratified.The phrase, “If it is to be then it is up to me” has been in print in the United States for over 60 years and no one is quite sure of the originator of the quote.However, “If it is to be then it is up to me” was certainly embodied by Alexander Hamilton and we are in need today of individuals who take responsibility for changing the world.Victims give up; whereas, victors like Hamilton endure.Which are you a victim or a victor?If you want your world different it’s up to you.Let me leave you with one last quote, “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has.” -Margaret Mead. *** Resources *** 1-to-1 Life Coaching: www.ComplaintFreeCoaching.com Members-Only, exclusive access to Will: www.ComplaintFreeLife.com Website: www.WillBowen.com Facebook: www.Facebook.com/WillBowen YouTube Channel: www.WillBowenVideo.com Podcast: www.WillBowenPodcast.com

Posted by Will Bowen on Wednesday, July 29, 2020

JumpStart – Hamilton 4

According to Wikipedia, “The Federalist Papers is a collection of 85 articles and essays written by Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and John Jay under the collective pseudonym "Publius" to promote the...

JumpStart - Hamilton 3

In the previous JumpStart, we talked about the inspiring song “Wait for it” from Hamilton.In the song, Aaron Burr (Leslie Odom, Jr.) talks about having to wait for the good things in his life and that, no matter what, he’ll continue to wait for what he wants.Waiting is difficult for us -- now more than ever and we are ALL waiting on lots of things...Waiting on a vaccine, waiting for schools to open, waiting for people to stop dying, waiting for the economy to rebound, waiting to get together at concerts and sporting events, waiting to go back to work.Our lives are on hold and waiting is never easy.Several years ago I read a quote that said, “Patience isn’t just waiting; it’s waiting with a good attitude.”And that’s the hard part -- staying in a good mood while we wait.Let’s look at ways we can truly practice patience starting today.*** Resources1-to-1 Life Coaching: www.ComplaintFreeCoaching.comMembers-Only, exclusive access to Will: www.ComplaintFreeLife.com Website: www.WillBowen.com Facebook: www.Facebook.com/WillBowen YouTube Channel: www.WillBowenVideo.com Podcast: www.WillBowenPodcast.com

Posted by Will Bowen on Tuesday, July 28, 2020

JumpStart – Hamilton 3

In the previous JumpStart, we talked about the inspiring song “Wait for it” from Hamilton. In the song, Aaron Burr (Leslie Odom, Jr.) talks about having to wait for the good things in his life and that, no...

JumpStart - Hamilton 2

In my (current) favorite song from Hamilton, Aaron Burr sings (paraphrased):“I am the one thing in life I can controlI am inimitableI am an originalI'm not falling behind or running lateAnd if there’s a reason I’m still alive when so many have died then i’m willing toWait for it”GREAT advice for us now living through the Covid 19 quarantine and reopening.Remember today that you are INIMITABLE which is defined as, “so good or unusual as to be impossible to copy.”You are the one thing you can control and already you’re so good that you’re unique throughout the world and throughout history.If THAT doesn’t inspire you, you’re not paying attention ;-D*** Check Out…1-to-1 Life Coaching: www.ComplaintFreeCoaching.comMembers-Only, exclusive access to Will: www.ComplaintFreeLife.com Website: www.WillBowen.com Facebook: www.Facebook.com/WillBowen YouTube Channel: www.WillBowenVideo.com Podcast: www.WillBowenPodcast.com

Posted by Will Bowen on Monday, July 27, 2020

JumpStart – Hamilton 2

In my (current) favorite song from Hamilton, Aaron Burr sings (paraphrased): “I am the one thing in life I can control I am inimitable I am an original I'm not falling behind or running late And if there’s a...

JumpStart - Hamilton 1

For a long time my daughter tried to get me to listen to Hamilton -- not sure why I resisted it, because now I am HOOKED.If you’ve not seen the show (now streaming on Disney+), it tells the historical story of Alexander Hamilton and his struggle to liberate the colonies.Hamilton was a poor orphan who rose to greatness and, as most of us know, he died in a duel with Aaron Burr.I’m psyched to take some of the lyrics from this powerful show and inspire you with some notable quotables over the next several JumpStarts.Today, we’re going to discuss the breakout song “My Shot” and how it can inspire us all to recognize and apply our unique and often hidden talents.*** Check Out…1-to-1 Life Coaching: www.ComplaintFreeCoaching.comMembers-Only, exclusive access to Will: www.ComplaintFreeLife.com Website: www.WillBowen.com Facebook: www.Facebook.com/WillBowen YouTube Channel: www.WillBowenVideo.com Podcast: www.WillBowenPodcast.com

Posted by Will Bowen on Friday, July 24, 2020

JumpStart – Hamilton 1

For a long time my daughter tried to get me to listen to Hamilton -- not sure why I resisted it, because now I am HOOKED. If you’ve not seen the show (now streaming on Disney+), it tells the historical story...

JumpStart - I x E = D

A few months ago I began doing these JumpStarts live to be a timely voice and support for you during the Covid 19 pandemic.At that time it was early spring and we all figured things would be open and resolved by summer.As I write this, it’s mid-July and things are not near where we’d like; so with that in mind I’m going to share my observations and suggestions for avoiding the virus.Here’s the formula that helps keep my safe:I = intensityE = exposureD = deathNot pleasant, I know...but neither’s a pandemic.Today, let me share with you my latest thoughts on the virus and how to protect yourself and those you love.*** Check Out…1-to-1 Life Coaching: www.ComplaintFreeCoaching.comMembers-Only, exclusive access to Will: www.ComplaintFreeLife.com Website: www.WillBowen.com Facebook: www.Facebook.com/WillBowen YouTube Channel: www.WillBowenVideo.com Podcast: www.WillBowenPodcast.comtags:Daily motivation, Daily inspiration, Inspiration, motivation, motivational, Will Bowen, Inspirational Video, stop Complaining, Complaint Free World, Stop Complaining meme, stop complaining, happiness, become happier, happy, happiness video, complain, complaining

Posted by Will Bowen on Thursday, July 23, 2020

JumpStart – I x E = D

A few months ago I began doing these JumpStarts live to be a timely voice and support for you during the Covid 19 pandemic. At that time it was early spring and we all figured things would be open and resolved...

JumpStart - Your Highlight Reel

* The day your children were born* Winning the cooking contest* Getting a standing ovation* Receiving a blue ribbon* Your first date with the love of your life* A business successWe all have moments in our lives marked by how blessed and/or significant we felt.Unfortunately, these are not the memories most of us play over in their heads.No, we tend to ignore our great achievements and focus on our mistakes and shortcomings (no wonder we experience anxiety, worry, and even self-loathing).This is not what winners do. Winners compile a reel of their best moments and run them over and over in their heads.Stop focussing on your blooper reel -- we all have one and it doesn’t make you feel good.Begin to compile and repeat your great achievements and you’ll soon find you have even more to celebrate.*** Check Out…* 1-to-1 Life Coaching: www.ComplaintFreeCoaching.com* Members-Only, exclusive access to Will: www.ComplaintFreeLife.com* Website: www.WillBowen.com* Facebook:www.Facebook.com/WillBowen* YouTube Channel: www.WillBowenVideo.com* Podcast: www.WillBowenPodcast.com

Posted by Will Bowen on Wednesday, July 22, 2020

JumpStart – Your Highlight Reel

* The day your children were born * Winning the cooking contest * Getting a standing ovation * Receiving a blue ribbon * Your first date with the love of your life * A business success We all have moments in...

JumpStart - First World Problems

My buddy and long-time prayer partner Brian once went through his list of weekly challenges so I could say a prayer that encompassed his various struggles.In closing he smiled, shrugged his shoulders and admitted, “Nothing -- really, all first-world problems,” at which we both laughed heartily.This was my first exposure to the concept of “first-world problems” and this view can be a real mental game-changer for us and our attitudes if we keep it before us.Even with a raging pandemic, most of us are dealing with challenges that are trivial in comparison to the existence of our brothers and sisters around the world during pre-Covid 19 times.If you’re ready to take a smiling look at what you call “challenges” then let’s take a light-hearted look at our 1st world problems.*** Check Out…1-to-1 Life Coaching: www.ComplaintFreeCoaching.comMembers-Only, exclusive access to Will: www.ComplaintFreeLife.com Website: www.WillBowen.com Facebook: www.Facebook.com/WillBowen YouTube Channel: www.WillBowenVideo.com Podcast: www.WillBowenPodcast.com

Posted by Will Bowen on Tuesday, July 21, 2020

JumpStart – 1st World Problems

My buddy and long-time prayer partner Brian once went through his list of weekly challenges so I could say a prayer that encompassed his various struggles.   In closing he smiled, shrugged his shoulders...

Who's It All For

Who you are today is what you thought, felt, and imagined last week.One of the great teachings of Metaphysics is that life is a movie that we are writing, directing, and starring in all while it’s unfolding before us.Unfortunately, we consider ourselves stuck in the audience watching it all unfold.If you’re ready to step in front of the camera and create the life you want then it takes changing your focus from your present self to the person you’ll be in the near future.Helen Keller once said, “Life is either a daring adventure or it is nothing.”Today, let’s make you the star of a heroic journey rather than a sad sack slogging through whatever life sends your way.*** Important Links ***1-to-1 Life Coaching: www.ComplaintFreeCoaching.comMembers-Only, exclusive access to Will: www.ComplaintFreeLife.com Website: www.WillBowen.com Facebook: www.Facebook.com/WillBowen YouTube Channel: www.WillBowenVideo.com Podcast: www.WillBowenPodcast.com

Posted by Will Bowen on Monday, July 20, 2020

JumpStart-Who’s it All For?

Who you are today is what you thought, felt, and imagined last week. One of the great teachings of Metaphysics is that life is a movie that we are writing, directing, and starring in all while it’s unfolding...

Now that I live here, it’s amazing to me how often my fellow Floridians find their way into the national news.Did you catch the video of the non-mask-wearing-former-insurance-agent whose rant in Costco rant became a viral sensation?In the video, the man is seen advancing toward the person videoing the scene with chest bowed, fists clenched and yelling “I feel threatened!”Why? How could he feel “threatened by a camera?”Answer: He didn’t feel threatened. He was warning that he was about to become violent exercising Florida’s stand your ground law.Back in the 70s, a group of fellow boy scouts convinced me to stand my ground against another boy and to this day I regret it.Walking away is not weakness -- it’s the greatest strength especially when every exchange seems like a life-or-death struggle.In this JumpStart, discover the power of walking away in power, never shame.*** Important Links ***1-to-1 Life Coaching: www.ComplaintFreeCoaching.comMembers-Only, exclusive access to Will: www.ComplaintFreeLife.com Website: www.WillBowen.com Facebook: www.Facebook.com/WillBowen YouTube Channel: www.WillBowenVideo.com Podcast: www.WillBowenPodcast.com

Posted by Will Bowen on Friday, July 17, 2020

JumpStart – Yield Your Ground

https://WillBowen.podbean.com/mf/play/qy7iym/JumpStart_-_Yield_Your_Ground_anqin.m4a Now that I live here, it’s amazing to me how often my fellow Floridians find their way into the national news. Did you catch...

JumpStart - The Wang Lung Myth

One of my favorite books is “The Good Earth“ by Pearl Buck. The protagonist is a young Chinese man named Wang Lung Who goes from starvation and rags to wealth and abundance. In Chinese society during the time of Wang Lung, male children are favored highly whereas girl children are often referred to as “slaves” -- someone who must be raised and endured before selling her to become a wife of the highest bidder.To their great joy, Lung and his wife give birth to a son but rather than showing him proudly to the world the diminish his presence out of fear that in some form of great reckoning the universe will take him from them.We all have similar fears: “don’t aim too high so it won’t hurt so bad when you inevitably fall” and this limits our happiness and success.If you’re ready to aim high and achieve even higher, this JumpStart is for you. *** Important Links ***1-to-1 Life Coaching: www.ComplaintFreeCoaching.com Members-Only, exclusive access to Will: www.ComplaintFreeLife.com Website: www.WillBowen.comFacebook: www.Facebook.com/WillBowenYouTube Channel: www.WillBowenVideo.comPodcast: www.WillBowenPodcast.com

Posted by Will Bowen on Thursday, July 16, 2020

JumpStart – The Wang Lung Myth

https://willbowen.podbean.com/e/jumpstart-the-wang-lung-myth/ One of my favorite books is “The Good Earth“ by Pearl Buck. The protagonist is a young Chinese man named Wang Lung Who goes from starvation and...

JumpStart - "Pole"

A dozen years ago I led a group of 18 people to help build a children’s hospital in Tanzania.The culture in that country is unlike any I’ve ever seen and I learned so much about myself in that trip.One of the great differences is Tanzania as opposed to western culture is that we say “I’m sorry” when someone experiences problems.In Tanzania people don’t apologize for another’s misfortune they say “Pole” which is far more affirming and powerful.Learn in this JumpStart how to NOT take on the problems of others and, instead, affirm their ability to move successfully through them. *** Important Links ***1-to-1 Life Coaching: www.ComplaintFreeCoaching.comMembers-Only, exclusive access to Will: www.ComplaintFreeLife.comWebsite: www.WillBowen.com Facebook: www.Facebook.com/WillBowen YouTube Channel: www.WillBowenVideo.com Podcast: www.WillBowenPodcast.com

Posted by Will Bowen on Wednesday, July 15, 2020

JumpStart – “Pole”

https://WillBowen.podbean.com/mf/play/60f9n6/JumpStart_Pole_6z9o3.m4a A dozen years ago I led a group of 18 people to help build a children’s hospital in Tanzania.The culture in that country is unlike any I’ve...

JumpStart - Calm vs. Controlled

I love Lewis Black’s character “Anger” in the Pixar movie “Inside Out.”Anger, depicted as sort of a fuzzy red rectangle wearing a rumpled shirt and a skinny black tie, is always on the verge of losing it and when he gets upset his rage is a literal volcano erupting as flames from the top of his head.Many of us have learned to control our overt rage because we know it’s not healthy in a society where others can react equally (and often more) angrily toward us.However, beyond control of our anger there is a far more beautiful aspiration -- calm, feeling chill even in the midst of stressful and upsetting situations.If you’re ready to experience less upset in upsetting situations, this is your JumpStart.*** Links ***One-on-One Life Coaching: www.ComplaintFreeCoaching.comDaily LIVE meditation with Will: www.ComplaintFreeMeditation.comMembers-Only, exclusive access to Will: www.ComplaintFreeLife.com Website: www.WillBowen.com Facebook: www.Facebook.com/WillBowen YouTube Channel: www.WillBowenVideo.com Podcast: www.WillBowenPodcast.com

Posted by Will Bowen on Friday, July 10, 2020

JumpStart – Calm vs. Controlled

https://WillBowen.podbean.com/mf/play/v1trzv/JumpStart_Calm_vs_Control_abtls.m4a I love Lewis Black’s character “Anger” in the Pixar movie “Inside Out.” Anger, depicted as sort of a fuzzy red rectangle...

JumpStart - Sacred Clowns

Long-time followers will know that this isn’t my first time on this subject.However, given all that’s transpiring around us, it’s a good idea to remind ourselves of this enduring Native American trickster whose job is to prod, tease, and irritate us so that we grow to become less reactive and more understanding.Just remember two things: First, other people are your sacred clowns -- people who bug you so that (ideally) you master your reactions.And second, YOU are a Sacred Clown for other people as well. It’s just human nature.Today, let’s remind ourselves of the role the sacred clown plays in our life and how we can derive benefit (rather than irritation) from their presence.*** Links ***One-on-One Life Coaching: www.ComplaintFreeCoaching.comDaily LIVE meditation with Will: www.ComplaintFreeMeditation.comMembers-Only, exclusive access to Will: www.ComplaintFreeLife.com Website: www.WillBowen.com Facebook: www.Facebook.com/WillBowen YouTube Channel: www.WillBowenVideo.com Podcast: www.WillBowenPodcast.com

Posted by Will Bowen on Thursday, July 9, 2020

JumpStart – Sacred Clowns

https://WillBowen.podbean.com/mf/play/jlniox/JumpStart_Sacred_Clowns_a4cnj.m4a Long-time followers will know that this isn’t my first time on this subject. However, given all that’s transpiring around us, it’s...

JumpStart - Schadenfreude

“Oh, how good it feels to feel bad... for someone else, that is.”Many think schadenfreude is proof that people are inherently evil, which makes sense -- I mean, why would human beings derive pleasure from another person's misfortune?But, Schadenfreude is more related to our perceived place in society than an evil pleasure from seeing others suffer.Schadenfreude is experienced most keenly when someone we perceive to have a better life than us falls from grace and, as such, schadenfreude is more a comment on our own perceived worth within society.Find out how you can be aware of our natural propensity to savor another’s suffering and how we can replace that feeling with a strong sense of self-worth and appreciation.*** Links ***One-on-One Life Coaching: www.ComplaintFreeCoaching.comDaily LIVE meditation with Will: www.ComplaintFreeMeditation.comMembers-Only, exclusive access to Will: www.ComplaintFreeLife.com Website: www.WillBowen.com Facebook: www.Facebook.com/WillBowen YouTube Channel: www.WillBowenVideo.com Podcast: www.WillBowenPodcast.com

Posted by Will Bowen on Wednesday, July 8, 2020

JumpStart – Schadenfreude

https://WillBowen.podbean.com/mf/play/n1pu1j/JumpStart_Schadenfreude_ah2ac.m4a “Oh, how good it feels to feel bad... for someone else, that is.” Many think schadenfreude is proof that people are inherently...

JumpStart - Salutation to the Dawn

Nearly 5000 years ago, a Hindu poet named Kalidasa wrote a poem that has touched lives ever since. It’s called “Salutation to the Dawn”....Look to this day!For it is life, the very life of life.In its brief courseLie all the verities and realities of your existence:— — The bliss of growth;— — The glory of action;— — The splendor of achievement;For yesterday is but a dream,And tomorrow is only a vision;But today, well lived, makes every yesterday a dream of happiness,And every tomorrow a vision of hope.Look well, therefore, to this day!Today, let’s look well on what lies before us rather than regret what’s behind us or fear what’s before us because today holds everything.*** Links ***One-on-One Life Coaching: www.ComplaintFreeCoaching.comDaily LIVE meditation with Will: www.ComplaintFreeMeditation.comMembers-Only, exclusive access to Will: www.ComplaintFreeLife.com Website: www.WillBowen.com Facebook: www.Facebook.com/WillBowen YouTube Channel: www.WillBowenVideo.com Podcast: www.WillBowenPodcast.com

Posted by Will Bowen on Tuesday, July 7, 2020

JumpStart – Salutation to the Dawn

https://WillBowen.podbean.com/mf/play/hwjg8k/JumpStart_Salutation_to_the_Dawn_6i9tm.m4a Nearly 5000 years ago, a Hindu poet named Kalidasa wrote a poem that has touched lives ever since. It’s called...

JumpStart - New Beginnings

When I was a kid, my mom gave me a little unfinished statue of a boy and on the base was carved, “Be patient, God isn’t finished with me yet.”To this day, I think of that statue and the unfinished nature of our lives. Life is always evolving and because life is evolving we can choose new beginnings at any time.Where do you wish you could start over?Now, HOW can you begin to start over? (good question)You have the capacity to begin again and enjoy a new outcome.*** Links ***One-on-One Life Coaching: www.ComplaintFreeCoaching.comDaily LIVE meditation with Will: www.ComplaintFreeMeditation.comMembers-Only, exclusive access to Will: www.ComplaintFreeLife.com Website: www.WillBowen.com Facebook: www.Facebook.com/WillBowen YouTube Channel: www.WillBowenVideo.com Podcast: www.WillBowenPodcast.com

Posted by Will Bowen on Monday, July 6, 2020

JumpStart – New Beginnings

https://WillBowen.podbean.com/mf/play/861x7u/JumpStart_New_Beginnings_9s0rl.m4a When I was a kid, my mom gave me a little unfinished statue of a boy and on the base was carved, “Be patient, God isn’t finished...

JumpStart - The Price of Freedom

Bishop Desmond Tutu once said, “Eternal vigilance is the price of freedom” and truer words were never spoken.Once we have something so precious as freedom, it takes each of us keeping watch over her such that she is healthy and shelters us all.Now more than ever we vote with our actions, so choose to be a modern day patriot -- someone who guards what is good for EVERYONE in our society.Today, let’s give thanks for freedom and own our part in keeping ourselves and others free.*** Links ***One-on-One Life Coaching: www.ComplaintFreeCoaching.comDaily LIVE meditation with Will: www.ComplaintFreeMeditation.comMembers-Only, exclusive access to Will: www.ComplaintFreeLife.com Website: www.WillBowen.com Facebook: www.Facebook.com/WillBowen YouTube Channel: www.WillBowenVideo.com Podcast: www.WillBowenPodcast.com

Posted by Will Bowen on Friday, July 3, 2020

JumpStart – The Price of Freedom

https://WillBowen.podbean.com/mf/play/7377xg/JumpStart_The_Price_of_Freedom_8vvgw.m4a Bishop Desmond Tutu was said, “Eternal vigilance is the price of freedom” and truer words were never spoken. Once we have...

JumpStart - Your New Coach

Think of some of the most exciting and inspiring movies of all time.Consider “Rocky,” the first “Star Wars,” and even comedies like “Dodgeball,” and “Tin Cup,”-- all have one thing in common…A coach. Rocky had Mickie, Luke Sykwalker had Yoda, Rip Torn played coach Patrick O'Houlihan in “Dodgeball,” and Cheech Marin coached Kevin Costner in “Tin Cup.”Wherever you find a successful person, you find a coach and today I’m going to share with you news about my EXCITING new coaching program.It’s the culmination of 10 years of planning and effort on my part and I’m SUPER excited to share Complaint Free Coaching with you for the very first time. *** Links ***One-on-One Life Coaching: www.ComplaintFreeCoaching.comDaily LIVE meditation with Will: www.ComplaintFreeMeditation.comMembers-Only, exclusive access to Will: www.ComplaintFreeLife.com Website: www.WillBowen.com Facebook: www.Facebook.com/WillBowen YouTube Channel: www.WillBowenVideo.com Podcast: www.WillBowenPodcast.com

Posted by Will Bowen on Thursday, July 2, 2020

JumpStart – Your New Coach

https://WillBowen.podbean.com/mf/play/eazwhy/JumpStart_Your_New_Coach_7q9xc.m4a Think of some of the most exciting and inspiring movies of all time. Consider “Rocky,” the first “Star Wars,” and even comedies...

JumpStart - Gunnysacking

Ever had someone just explode their wrath upon you?I remember once having my skin verbally flayed from my body by a coworker who had, up until that point, never spoken to me above a well-modulated tone.People typically blow up when they’ve done what’s called “gunnysacking” (not addressing problems while feeling the weight of their resentment.)Then, suddenly the bag gets upended and dumped on your head in hurtful words and angry tones.If we can improve communication with our friends, family, and coworkers, we can avoid gunnysacking and, instead, handle things as they come along and before they become a crushing weight.It all starts with neutral information delivered with neutral energy.Learn how you can do this starting today.*** Links ***Daily LIVE meditation with Will: www.ComplaintFreeMeditation.comMembers-Only, exclusive access to Will: www.ComplaintFreeLife.com Website: www.WillBowen.com Facebook: www.Facebook.com/WillBowen YouTube Channel: www.WillBowenVideo.com Podcast: www.WillBowenPodcast.com

Posted by Will Bowen on Wednesday, July 1, 2020

JumpStart – Gunnysacking

https://WillBowen.podbean.com/mf/play/n0ro3z/JumpStart_Gunnysacking_9t3gb.m4a Ever had someone just explode their wrath upon you? I remember once having my skin verbally flayed from my body by a coworker who...

JumpStart - The Courage to Be Happy

19th century author and journalist Holbrook Jackson once wrote, “Happiness is a form of courage.”Doing a quick definition check I find that courage means “the ability to do something that frightens one.”Especially now, the “thing that frightens” us more than anything is LIFE, am I right?So, it’s harder now than ever to be happy; but that’s what courage is. As the author of 2 books on happiness, I’m going to share with you a handful of proven tips you can do to increase your happiness level.Links:Daily LIVE meditation with Will: www.ComplaintFreeMeditation.comMembers-Only, exclusive access to Will: www.ComplaintFreeLife.com Website: www.WillBowen.com Facebook: www.Facebook.com/WillBowen YouTube Channel: www.WillBowenVideo.com Podcast: www.WillBowenPodcast.com

Posted by Will Bowen on Tuesday, June 30, 2020

JumpStart – The Courage to Be Happy

https://WillBowen.podbean.com/mf/play/p7itfe/JumpStart_Courage_to_be_Happy_789f0.m4a 19th century author and journalist Holbrook Jackson once wrote, “Happiness is a form of courage.” Doing a quick definition...

JumpStart - The Greater Nerd Theory

“How do I…”Those are the 3 most common words searched on the internet and today there is almost NOTHING you can’t learn to do by exploring the worldwide web.In this video, I want to invite you to learn something new -- anything, from making homemade pizza to replacing the inside of a toilet. That is, presuming either of those are something you want to learn.The key is to pick something YOU want to learn how to do and then, dive into Google, Bing, Firefox, (whatever your browser) and you’re going to be amazed at the people who have already mastered what you seek to learn.I call them (and myself) “nerds” and we’re always here to help. Discover how the “greater nerd theory” can help you learn to do anything AND realize that you, too, are a vital part of the Greater Nerd hierarchy.Daily LIVE meditation with Will: www.ComplaintFreeMeditation.comMembers-Only, exclusive access to Will: www.ComplaintFreeLife.com Website: www.WillBowen.com Facebook: www.Facebook.com/WillBowen YouTube Channel: www.WillBowenVideo.com Podcast: www.WillBowenPodcast.com

Posted by Will Bowen on Monday, June 29, 2020

JumpStart – The Greater Nerd Theory

https://WillBowen.podbean.com/mf/play/fi9u5k/JumpStart_Greater_Nerd_Theory_9hoao.m4a “How do I…” Those are the 3 most common words searched on the internet and today there is almost NOTHING you can’t learn to...

JumpStart - Suffering

Siddhartha Gautama, also known as the Buddha said, “Life is suffering” and this has become a basic tenet of those who follow him.“Life is suffering,” kind of a negative perspective, right?Let’s explore the liberating truth behind this quote from the Buddha and, more importantly, how we can experience the pain of life, let it go, and minimize suffering.It all comes down to what we ruminate over so join me and we’ll unpack what a cow’s stomach and your mind have in common and how to suffer less starting now.Daily LIVE meditation with Will: www.ComplaintFreeMeditation.comMembers-Only, exclusive access to Will: www.ComplaintFreeLife.com Website: www.WillBowen.com Facebook: www.Facebook.com/WillBowen YouTube Channel: www.WillBowenVideo.com Podcast: www.WillBowenPodcast.com

Posted by Will Bowen on Friday, June 26, 2020

JumpStart – Suffering

https://WillBowen.podbean.com/mf/play/kekmps/JumpStart_Suffering_ahth7.m4a Siddhartha Gautama, also known as the Buddha said, “Life is suffering” and this has become a basic tenet of those who follow him....

JumpStart - Phobias

What frightens, you?We all have stuff that scares us and I’m not talking necessarily about an extreme phobia.I’m talking about little fears that limit you; fears that keep you from living the life you desire.Today we’re going to talk about the ONLY way to cure phobias, which is also a great way for us to begin to melt away those fears that hold us back.If you’re ready to face and eliminate your fears, let’s get started now!Daily LIVE meditation with Will: www.ComplaintFreeMeditation.comMembers-Only, exclusive access to Will: www.ComplaintFreeLife.com Website: www.WillBowen.com Facebook: www.Facebook.com/WillBowen YouTube Channel: www.WillBowenVideo.com Podcast: www.WillBowenPodcast.com

Posted by Will Bowen on Thursday, June 25, 2020

JumpStart – Phobias

https://WillBowen.podbean.com/mf/play/4ia80i/JumpStart_Phobias_8b0m1.m4a What frightens, you? We all have stuff that scares us and I’m not talking necessarily about an extreme phobia. I’m talking about little...

JumpStart - Your Mutation

6 months ago, I was feeling lonely and isolated living in a community where less than 10% of owners are full-time residents so I downloaded a dating app to my phone.I was really nervous and uncertain but I began to open the app and view images and read the bios of women in the age range and lifestyle group I was looking for.I wasn’t really taking the whole thing very seriously -- certainly not looking to fall in love, so I added another app, and then another, and another….What I noticed is that most of the women said they were looking for a man with a “good sense of humor” but little do they know…Being funny is a great attribute but it is also often spawned from having an abusive and/or neglectful childhood.Humor is a defense mechanism that hides very real wounds.We all have such mutations -- superpowers that also have a dark side.Today, let’s stop focussing on the side-effects of your own mutation and begin to celebrate your superpower.Links:Daily LIVE meditation with Will: www.ComplaintFreeMeditation.comMembers-Only, exclusive access to Will: www.ComplaintFreeLife.com Website: www.WillBowen.com Facebook: www.Facebook.com/WillBowen YouTube Channel: www.WillBowenVideo.com Podcast: www.WillBowenPodcast.com

Posted by Will Bowen on Wednesday, June 24, 2020

JumpStart – Your Mutation

https://WillBowen.podbean.com/mf/play/dcc3oj/JumpStart_Your_Mutation_8vtaw.m4a 6 months ago, I was feeling lonely and isolated living in a community where less than 10% of owners are full-time residents so I...

JumpStart – Your Resume

https://www.facebook.com/WillBowen/videos/876462582834886/ https://WillBowen.podbean.com/mf/play/h4kj8t/JumpStart_Your_Resume_b7juc.m4a When you apply for a job you hand (or more likely email) your prospective employer a recap of all your business accomplishments...

JumpStart - A Penny

Let me share a poem with you…“I bargained with Life for a penny,And Life would pay no more,However I begged at eveningWhen I counted my scanty store;“For Life is just an employer,He gives you what you ask,But once you have set the wages,Why, you must bear the task.“I worked for a menial's hire,Only to learn, dismayed,That any wage I had asked of Life,Life would have paid.”(Jessie Rittenhouse)Today we get real about the transactional nature of life. And, how you can negotiate a better life starting right now!Links:Daily LIVE meditation with Will: www.ComplaintFreeMeditation.comMembers-Only, exclusive access to Will: www.ComplaintFreeLife.com Website: www.WillBowen.com Facebook: www.Facebook.com/WillBowen YouTube Channel: www.WillBowenVideo.com Podcast: www.WillBowenPodcast.com

Posted by Will Bowen on Monday, June 22, 2020

JumpStart – A Penny

Let me share a poem with you… “I bargained with Life for a penny,And Life would pay no more,However I begged at eveningWhen I counted my scanty store; “For Life is just an employer,He gives you what you...

JumpStart - No There

Gertrude Stein famously said words to the effect of, “When you get there, there is no there, there.”This saying has become so much a part of our culture that I recently heard of a band named No There There. Have you ever heard this quote?To me it says that when you live something you anticipate, either something you perceive to be good or you perceive to be bad, it is never quite what you expect.Moreover, your very presence shifts the dynamic of the experience.Today, let’s draw comfort from the fact that we change our environment and that nothing is ever as bad as we fear it might be. Daily LIVE meditation with Will: www.ComplaintFreeMeditation.comMembers-Only, exclusive access to Will: www.ComplaintFreeLife.com Website: www.WillBowen.com Facebook: www.Facebook.com/WillBowen YouTube Channel: www.WillBowenVideo.com Podcast: www.WillBowenPodcast.com

Posted by Will Bowen on Friday, June 19, 2020

JumpStart – No There, There

https://WillBowen.podbean.com/mf/play/74ux1j/JumpStart_No_There_There_7kqq8.m4a Gertrude Stein famously said words to the effect of, “When you get there, there is no there, there.” This saying has become so...

JumpStart - Being Pulled

I realized recently that most of my life was spent in anxiety, fear, and worry because I held a negative vision of my future that drove me like mule.Over time, I began to release my concerns when my focus shifted to being pulled forward by a future that excited rather than taunted me.If you’re ready to drop your anxiety and worry then this JumpStart will tell you how.It’s simple, but it’s not easy.And I have faith in you that you can do it!Links:Daily LIVE meditation with Will: www.ComplaintFreeMeditation.comMembers-Only, exclusive access to Will: www.ComplaintFreeLife.com Website: www.WillBowen.com Facebook: www.Facebook.com/WillBowen YouTube Channel: www.WillBowenVideo.com Podcast: www.WillBowenPodcast.com

Posted by Will Bowen on Thursday, June 18, 2020

JumpStart – Being Pulled

https://WillBowen.podbean.com/mf/play/xmyc7k/JumpStart_Being_Pulled_85kxf.m4a I realized recently that most of my life was spent in anxiety, fear, and worry because I held a negative vision of my future that...

JumpStart - Anger 2

Yesterday's JumpStart received so much engagement I wanted to keep the conversation about anger going because right now there are more angry people than ever before. In this JumpStart, we explore how anger can show up in many forms including aggressive anger, passive aggressive anger, sadness, and even depression. The EMOTION of anger is normal; the STATE of anger is not. Anger is the emotion associated with death AND it's a habitual response in many people. Discover how to dial back your anger and release the anger sensations in your body.Links:Members-Only, daily LIVE meditation with Will: www.ComplaintFreeMeditation.comMembers-Only, exclusive access to Will: www.ComplaintFreeLife.com Website: www.WillBowen.com Facebook: www.Facebook.com/WillBowen YouTube Channel: www.WillBowenVideo.com Podcast: www.WillBowenPodcast.com

Posted by Will Bowen on Wednesday, June 17, 2020

JumpStart – Anger 2

https://WillBowen.podbean.com/mf/play/fz0ocn/JumpStart_Anger_2_b7f7p.m4a Yesterday's JumpStart received so much engagement I wanted to keep the conversation about anger going because right now there are more...

JumpStart - Anger

Today I want to get personal and talk about this emotion that for so many years ruined my life.Many of us his children felt our very survival threatened and as a result we have grown up as angry adults.I thought I was a helpless victim to my own anger not realizing that I could “master the gap.“There is a gap between an action in your reaction and if you can learn to choose a new reaction you can change your life.Recognizing the gap is the hard part but once you do you’ll find that you have ample opportunities to make new and better choices.Members-Only, daily LIVE meditation with Will: www.ComplaintFreeMeditation.comMembers-Only, exclusive access to Will: www.ComplaintFreeLife.com Website: www.WillBowen.com Facebook: www.Facebook.com/WillBowen YouTube Channel: www.WillBowenVideo.com Podcast: www.WillBowenPodcast.com

Posted by Will Bowen on Tuesday, June 16, 2020

JumpStart – Anger

https://WillBowen.podbean.com/mf/play/epnkwn/JumpStart_Anger_9qthd.m4a Today I want to get personal and talk about this emotion that for so many years ruined my life. Many of us his children felt our very...

JumpStart - Clouds

I use a commercial photo library called BigStock.It provides me with photographs that I can use in various marketing purposes and what I find interesting is that whenever I put in the word “God“ what is most often presented is the sun breaking through clouds.I get the sun but I don’t understand the clouds.Perhaps, we need darkness to experience light, pain to know healing, and breakdowns so we can have breakthroughs. Today let’s unpack this universal image of God as sunlight breaking through clouds and how we can apply this powerfully to our lives.Members-Only, daily LIVE meditation with Will: www.ComplaintFreeMeditation.comMembers-Only, exclusive access to Will: www.ComplaintFreeLife.com Website: www.WillBowen.com Facebook: www.Facebook.com/WillBowen YouTube Channel: www.WillBowenVideo.com Podcast: www.WillBowenPodcast.com

Posted by Will Bowen on Monday, June 15, 2020

JumpStart – Clouds

https://WillBowen.podbean.com/mf/play/nl4q4u/JumpStart_-_Clouds_9af0m.m4a I use a commercial photo library called BigStock.It provides me with photographs that I can use in various marketing purposes and what...

JumpStart - Your dial

A woman I know sent me an email that said, “I’m sorry for all the mean and hurtful things I said to you in the past but I can’t help it, I’m Irish.”It’s easy to blame our ethnicity, our upbringing, our circumstances, and ANYTHING other than ourselves when we become aggressively angry.In reality, there is a dial inside each of us that we can control although many of us gave over the management of that dial to our reactive mind long ago.Today, let’s talk about a two-part strategy for not overreacting in difficult situations:Mentally talking yourself down off the ledgeBody awareness to experience, breathe through, and release physical sensationsLearn how to dial down your emotions so that you become more eMembers-Only, daily LIVE meditation with Will: www.ComplaintFreeMeditation.comMembers-Only, exclusive access to Will: www.ComplaintFreeLife.com Website: www.WillBowen.com Facebook: www.Facebook.com/WillBowen YouTube Channel: www.WillBowenVideo.com Podcast: www.WillBowenPodcast.com

Posted by Will Bowen on Friday, June 12, 2020

JumpStart – Your Dial

https://WillBowen.podbean.com/mf/play/p5yiix/JumpStart_Your_Dial_bk7b1.m4a A woman I know sent me an email that said, “I’m sorry for all the mean and hurtful things I said to you in the past but I can’t help...

JumpStart Prayer

About a year ago I heard “Let’s all pray for this world” by Perry Farrell, and it immediately resonated with me.I felt if ever there was a time we needed prayer it was then, which was PRIOR to a global pandemic, record unemployment, and worldwide race protests.Today, let’s all stop, take a breath, and express a prayer.Today, let’s release our fears to a power greater than ourselves and trust that everything will evolve as it should to the best and highest for all.Today, let’s know that out of chaos comes order, out of wounds come healing, and out of hate comes love.Today, I’ll teach you a simple, non-religious method of prayer that will make you feel good and that will create a positive impact in our world.Today, let’s pray.Links:Members-Only, daily LIVE meditation with Will: www.ComplaintFreeMeditation.com Members-Only, exclusive access to Will: www.ComplaintFreeLife.com Website: www.WillBowen.com Facebook: www.Facebook.com/WillBowen YouTube Channel: www.WillBowenVideo.com Podcast: www.WillBowenPodcast.com

Posted by Will Bowen on Thursday, June 11, 2020

JumpStart – Prayer

https://WillBowen.podbean.com/mf/play/vgqx8m/JumpStart_-_Prayer_83q6b.m4a About a year ago I heard “Let’s all pray for this world” by Perry Farrell, and it immediately resonated with me. I felt if ever there...

JumpStart - Feelings

People use the word “feelings” incorrectly most of the time.They say, “I feel” when they actually mean “I think” as in “I feel we should do this.”And even when they use the word “feel” correctly, they don’t identify the feeling in their body such that they can become aware of the sensations and energy the feeling creates.Today, let’s get in touch with our feelings and how our body reacts to feelings we experience.More importantly, let’s learn how to manage our bodily sensations (feelings) such that we are less reactive and more happy.

Posted by Will Bowen on Wednesday, June 10, 2020

JumpStart Feeliings

https://WillBowen.podbean.com/mf/play/cz8lkx/feelings.m4a People use the word “feelings” incorrectly most of the time. They say, “I feel” when they actually mean “I think” as in “I feel we should do this.” And...

JumpStart - Race 2

After yesterday’s JumpStart, I felt incomplete.Although I shared some of the dark history of my family’s racism and the idea that no one seems to spot their own racism, I felt like I should have gone deeper offering suggestions and advice to spot our biases.In almost every culture, there is a group (either race or religion) in power and an “other” who is often described as being unethical, unclean, uneducable, and immoral.Using those prejudices over and over, cultures have been divided along racial and religious lines throughout history.If we want to open ourselves up to a new reality, we need to change our beliefs and open our minds and hearts to others.Let’s JumpStart race and explore how we can come together as the one and only human race.Members-Only, daily LIVE meditation with Will: www.ComplaintFreeMeditation.com �Members-Only, exclusive access to Will: www.ComplaintFreeLife.com Website: www.WillBowen.com Facebook: www.Facebook.com/WillBowen YouTube Channel: www.WillBowenVideo.com Podcast: www.WillBowenPodcast.com

Posted by Will Bowen on Tuesday, June 9, 2020

JumpStart – Race 2

Audio https://WillBowen.podbean.com/mf/play/rc0j58/JumpStart_-_Race_2_8weyb.m4a Synopsis After yesterday’s JumpStart, I felt incomplete. Although I shared some of the dark history of my family’s racism and the...

JumpStart - Race

During the filming of the original Planet of the Apes movie in 1968, a surprising social experiment took place.Hundreds of extras were made up to be either a chimp, a gorilla, or an orangutan and not only did their appearance change but so did their social order.I’ll explain what happened but more importantly I’ll give you a fine-tuned understanding of how it helps us understand George Floyd’s murder and the protests going on around the world.If you’re sickened by what’s happening, this will give you perspective and peace.Just remember there’s only one race -- the human race.*** LINKS ***Members-Only, daily LIVE meditation with Will: www.ComplaintFreeMeditation.comMembers-Only, exclusive access to Will: www.ComplaintFreeLife.comWebsite: www.WillBowen.comFacebook: www.Facebook.com/WillBowenYouTube Channel: www.WillBowenVideo.comPodcast: www.WillBowenPodcast.com

Posted by Will Bowen on Monday, June 8, 2020

JumpStart – Race

Audio https://WillBowen.podbean.com/mf/play/cnwa62/JumpStart_-_Race_7b6nh.m4a Synopsis During the filming of the original Planet of the Apes movie in 1968, a surprising social experiment took place. Hundreds...

Jumpstart: Your Inner Miroslav

As you can see, the quality of my videos has been improving steadily over time.I put in a lot of hours to try and figure out how to improve things but in the background has been someone helping me - my producer Miroslav. Miroslav lives in Serbia and has always blown me away with his conscientious work and his bright and bubbly attitude.In this JumpStart, I share with you his story and what you and I can learn from him to improve our own lives.*** LINKS ***Members-Only, daily LIVE meditation with Will: www.ComplaintFreeMeditation.comMembers-Only, exclusive access to Will: www.ComplaintFreeLife.comWebsite: www.WillBowen.comFacebook: www.Facebook.com/WillBowenYouTube Channel: www.WillBowenVideo.comPodcast: www.WillBowenPodcast.com

Posted by Will Bowen on Friday, June 5, 2020

Jumpstart: Your Inner Miroslav

Audio https://WillBowen.podbean.com/mf/play/6xeaky/Jumpstart_Your_Inner_Miroslav__6kwo2.m4a Synopsis As you can see, the quality of my videos has been improving steadily over time. I put in a lot of hours to...

JumpStart- Grate Expectations

“You won’t always get what you want in life, but in the long run you’ll get what you expect.” - Denis Waitley We can write down our goals, journal, pray, have a coach, and still we will not accomplish what we want if we don’t expect to do so.Expectation is a powerful force that is linked to faith. If I lives aren’t working, it’s time to change our expectations.And, only you can change them.Starting today, let us expect better so that the things we receive are truly great, rather than grate on our nerves.*** LINKS ***Members-Only, daily LIVE meditation with Will: www.ComplaintFreeMeditation.comMembers-Only, exclusive access to Will: www.ComplaintFreeLife.comWebsite: www.WillBowen.comFacebook: www.Facebook.com/WillBowenYouTube Channel: www.WillBowenVideo.comPodcast: www.WillBowenPodcast.com

Posted by Will Bowen on Thursday, June 4, 2020

JumpStart- Grate Expectations

Audio https://WillBowen.podbean.com/mf/play/fffjrg/JumpStart-_Grate_Expectations_a8sr3.m4a Synopsis “You won’t always get what you want in life, but in the long run you’ll get what you expect.” - Denis...

Jumpstart - Miracles

Just like you, I have been affected financially and emotionally by the pandemic.And just like you, I have not been aware of the full effects it has had on me.However, I have experienced a true miracle and I want to share it with you.People who I am supposed to be serving have instead been serving me every single day and loving and creative ways - supporting my dreams and visions, while building a community.In this JumpStart, I introduce you to these amazing people and tell you how they have given me something to look forward to every day.*** LINKS ***Members-Only, daily LIVE meditation with Will: www.ComplaintFreeMeditation.comMembers-Only, exclusive access to Will: www.ComplaintFreeLife.comWebsite: www.WillBowen.comFacebook: www.Facebook.com/WillBowenYouTube Channel: www.WillBowenVideo.comPodcast: www.WillBowenPodcast.com

Posted by Will Bowen on Wednesday, June 3, 2020

JumpStart – Miracles

Audio https://WillBowen.podbean.com/mf/play/u1toaz/Jumpstart_-_Miracles_9dgqn.m4a Synopsis Just like you, I have been affected financially and emotionally by the pandemic. And just like you, I have not been...

JumpStart- Positivity Bias

Psychologists all agree that human beings are driven by a negativity bias.And it makes sense because being on the defense is what has kept human beings alive — defending ourselves against nature and defending ourselves against each other.In my opinion, things are the way they are because we have not evolved past our negativity bias.Negativity plus tribalism equals chaos.If you’re ready to expand your mind into the concept of a positivity bias, then this is your JumpStart!*** LINKS ***Members-Only, daily LIVE meditation with Will: www.ComplaintFreeMeditation.comMembers-Only, exclusive access to Will: www.ComplaintFreeLife.comWebsite: www.WillBowen.comFacebook: www.Facebook.com/WillBowenYouTube Channel: www.WillBowenVideo.comPodcast: www.WillBowenPodcast.com

Posted by Will Bowen on Tuesday, June 2, 2020

JumpStart- Positivity Bias

Audio https://WillBowen.podbean.com/mf/play/izohx2/JumpStart-_Positivity_Bias_7cp95.m4a Synopsis Psychologists all agree that human beings are driven by a negativity bias. And it makes sense because being on...

JumpStart - Frigates

Have you ever heard of a type of bird called a frigate?I hadn’t, until I moved to the Florida keys and now I see them all the time and they are amazing!With wingspans of up to 8 feet, the frigate is built to spend it’s life on the air drifting from one wind current to the next never coming down even to eat or sleep.I’m working on becoming an emotional frigate.I want to keep my emotions soaring for longer periods of time and not let other birds bring me down.How about you?Today, let’s explore elevating our spirits and keeping our mood soaring just like a frigate.*** LINKS ***Members-Only, daily LIVE meditation with Will: www.ComplaintFreeMeditation.comMembers-Only, exclusive access to Will: www.ComplaintFreeLife.comWebsite: www.WillBowen.comFacebook: www.Facebook.com/WillBowenYouTube Channel: www.WillBowenVideo.comPodcast: www.WillBowenPodcast.com

Posted by Will Bowen on Friday, May 29, 2020

JumpStart – Frigates

Audio https://WillBowen.podbean.com/mf/play/eaia3v/JumpStart_-_Frigates_aom2z.m4a Synopsis Have you ever heard of a type of bird called a frigate? I hadn’t, until I moved to the Florida keys and now I see them...

JumpStart - Your Real Job

I got my first job almost 50 years ago and it took me decades to realize that all jobs have one thing in common.And I don’t just mean paying jobs, I also mean parenting, volunteering, social work, all of these have one thing in common.Your real job is to be in a good mood most of the time. I know we can all think of lots exceptions - people who hate their jobs and the people they serve.However, given the chance management will always hire someone with an upbeat personality rather than someone who is sour and unhappy. And presented with the chance, leaders will always replace that person with someone more sanguine.So, let’s talk about how to become that happy, contributing, upbeat person.*** LINKS ***Members-Only, daily LIVE meditation with Will: www.ComplaintFreeMeditation.comMembers-Only, exclusive access to Will: www.ComplaintFreeLife.comWebsite: www.WillBowen.comFacebook: www.Facebook.com/WillBowenYouTube Channel: www.WillBowenVideo.comPodcast: www.WillBowenPodcast.com

Posted by Will Bowen on Thursday, May 28, 2020

JumpStart – Your Real Job

Audio https://WillBowen.podbean.com/mf/play/bdnmty/JumpStart_-_Your_Real_Job_97y8x.m4a Synopsis I got my first job almost 50 years ago and it took me decades to realize that all jobs have one thing in common....

JumpStart - Specificity

“The universe deals in specificity.” - Joe VitalePeople like to slam the movie and book ”The Secret“ but I find it’s only the people who have not put its teachings into practice.My good friend Joe Vitale reminds us that the universe deals in specificity.In other words, it’s not enough to simply want “a car“ we must know specifically the type of car we want to attract what we want to us.Our lists should also include things we do not want put in a positive sense – if that’s confusing to you, don’t worry I unpack it all in today’s jumpstart.Today let’s learn to be specific and then our specificity draws to us the people, experiences, and life we desire.*** LINKS ***Members-Only, daily LIVE meditation with Will: www.ComplaintFreeMeditation.comMembers-Only, exclusive access to Will: www.ComplaintFreeLife.comWebsite: www.WillBowen.comFacebook: www.Facebook.com/WillBowenYouTube Channel: www.WillBowenVideo.comPodcast: www.WillBowenPodcast.com

Posted by Will Bowen on Wednesday, May 27, 2020

JumpStart – Specificity

Audio https://WillBowen.podbean.com/mf/play/xt5o9i/JumpStart_-_Specificity_b4yr8.m4a Synopsis “The universe deals in specificity.” -  Joe Vitale People like to slam the movie and book The Secret“ but I...

JumpStart - Goals

One of the tragic losses of the COVID-19 outbreak has been the loss of people's goals and ambition.Myself included.It is so tempting to focus on the challenge at hand rather than the reward to come and yet it takes a positive focus to hasten the reward.Today I want to invite you to dust off your goals (or create some if you haven’t) that inspire you.For human life not to feel beaten down we must have something that pulls us forward.Today I’ll share a story of how a driving instructor taught me the importance of goals and how simply and easily you can create goals for yourself.*** LINKS ***Members-Only, daily LIVE meditation with Will: www.ComplaintFreeMeditation.comMembers-Only, exclusive access to Will: www.ComplaintFreeLife.comWebsite: www.WillBowen.comFacebook: www.Facebook.com/WillBowenYouTube Channel: www.WillBowenVideo.comPodcast: www.WillBowenPodcast.com

Posted by Will Bowen on Tuesday, May 26, 2020

JumpStart – Goals

Audio https://WillBowen.podbean.com/mf/play/o04f6y/JumpStart_Goals_a939b.m4a Synopsis One of the tragic losses of the COVID-19 outbreak has been the loss of people's goals and ambition. Myself included. It is...

JumpStart - Helpers

Mr. Rogers, my emotional idol, would often say during a time of crisis, “Look for the helpers” -- the people who are trying to build up rather than tear down.I find it interesting that so many people will nod their heads in agreement with that statement and then one: not help, and two: criticize others who are not helping.So my question to you is, “Are you a helper?” and before you nod your head in agreement ask yourself, “What have I done to help in the last 24 hours” (and spreading your opinions doesn’t count.)Are you cheering for first responders?Taking food to a shut-in?Calling 5 old friends daily to see how they’re doing?Offering to help someone?If Mr. Rogers were looking for helpers, would he see you during this pandemic?Today, let’s talk about simple ways we can help others during this pandemic.*** LINKS ***Members-Only, daily LIVE meditation with Will: www.ComplaintFreeMeditation.comMembers-Only, exclusive access to Will: www.ComplaintFreeLife.comWebsite: www.WillBowen.comFacebook: www.Facebook.com/WillBowenYouTube Channel: www.WillBowenVideo.comPodcast: www.WillBowenPodcast.com

Posted by Will Bowen on Friday, May 22, 2020

JumpStart – Helpers

Audio https://WillBowen.podbean.com/mf/play/5tf1jp/Jumpstart_-_Helpers_bwh2m.m4a Synopsis Mr. Rogers, my emotional idol, would often say during a time of crisis, “Look for the helpers” -- the people who are...

JumpStart - Writing

As I writer, I try to keep in mind two quotes from Ernest Hemmingway:“The first draft of anything is s**t” and,“All writing is rewriting.”Writing and living have a lot in common.The first time we try anything we usually bomb but as we attempt to improve we will tweak our efforts endlessly.I once read an article in which a famous artist said, “The problem isn’t in starting a painting -- the problem is knowing when to stop.”Our expectations that we’re going to be good at something the first time out are as unrealistic as the notion that we’ll ever stop improving.Try something new, improve -- that’s life.Consider your life to be a great literary masterpiece in progress. I’m sure the first draft wasn’t perfect but remember that every day -- today especially, affords the opportunity for limitless rewrites.How will you write yourself today as the starring character in a hero’s story?*** LINKS ***Members-Only, daily LIVE meditation with Will: www.ComplaintFreeMeditation.comMembers-Only, exclusive access to Will: www.ComplaintFreeLife.comWebsite: www.WillBowen.comFacebook: www.Facebook.com/WillBowenYouTube Channel: www.WillBowenVideo.comPodcast: www.WillBowenPodcast.com

Posted by Will Bowen on Thursday, May 21, 2020

JumpStart – Writing

Audio https://WillBowen.podbean.com/mf/play/ioah8t/Jumpstart_-_Writing_9qjf3.m4a Synopsis As I writer, I try to keep in mind two quotes from Ernest Hemmingway: “The first draft of anything is s**t” and,“All...

JumpStart - Your Sweet Time

Do you remember the story when Pooh and Piglet went to visit Rabbit only to find his home empty and a sign on the door reading, “Buzy Backsun”?The story goes on that Pooh and Piglet are convinced Rabbit has been abducted by an animal called a Buzy Backsun when, in reality Rabbit simply couldn’t spell either “busy” or “back soon”.The irony is that Pooh and Piglet then became very busy searching for Rabbit who was, himself, off being busy.Someone once pointed out that I get a “rush from rushing” and I’ve discovered since an anecdote to the stress addiction of feeling so hurried.I call it “Sweet Time” and today I’ll share with you how this mental shift can change how you approach your whole day.*** LINKS ***Members-Only, daily LIVE meditation with Will: www.ComplaintFreeMeditation.comMembers-Only, exclusive access to Will: www.ComplaintFreeLife.comWebsite: www.WillBowen.comFacebook: www.Facebook.com/WillBowenYouTube Channel: www.WillBowenVideo.comPodcast: www.WillBowenPodcast.com

Posted by Will Bowen on Wednesday, May 20, 2020

JumpStart – Your Sweet Time

Audio https://WillBowen.podbean.com/mf/play/3ve628/JumpStart-Your_Sweet_Time_bae72.m4a Synopsis Do you remember the story when Pooh and Piglet went to visit Rabbit only to find his home empty and a sign on the...

JumpStart - Credibility and Proximity

Several studies have found that the closer we are to someone the more we trust, admire, and give that person credibility in our minds.For example, research shows that most people feel politicians are corrupt.However, those same people often don’t believe their own politicians are corrupt.Human beings have a bias against people relative to their proximity to us and we need to keep that in mind because it taints our view of others.The result is that we miss warning signals from those close to us and tend to vilify people who are distant to us.*** LINKS ***Members-Only, daily LIVE meditation with Will: www.ComplaintFreeMeditation.comMembers-Only, exclusive access to Will: www.ComplaintFreeLife.comWebsite: www.WillBowen.comFacebook: www.Facebook.com/WillBowenYouTube Channel: www.WillBowenVideo.comPodcast: www.WillBowenPodcast.com

Posted by Will Bowen on Tuesday, May 19, 2020

JumpStart – Credibility and Proximity

Audio https://WillBowen.podbean.com/mf/play/z339ju/JumpStart-CredibilityandProximity6ur60.m4a Synopsis Several studies have found that the closer we are to someone the more we trust, admire, and give that...

JumpStart - It’s All in Your Head

Have you ever had an argument in your mind with someone about something?We all do this from time to time but for many people it’s a harmful mental habit.Mental discord can make you feel anxious, stressed, and even paranoid plus it plays out negatively in your life.When we clean up our thinking such that our minds are filled with harmonious thoughts, we begin to see greater harmony in our lives.This is what is meant by, “as within, so without” -- what starts in your mind becomes your reality by subtling shifting your perspective and your actions.Today, let’s learn how to run positive narratives in our minds rather than one’s that make us feel stressed and unhappy.*** LINKS ***Members-Only, daily LIVE meditation with Will: www.ComplaintFreeMeditation.comMembers-Only, exclusive access to Will: www.ComplaintFreeLife.comWebsite: www.WillBowen.comFacebook: www.Facebook.com/WillBowenYouTube Channel: www.WillBowenVideo.comPodcast: www.WillBowenPodcast.com

Posted by Will Bowen on Monday, May 18, 2020

JumpStart – It’s All in Your Head

Audio https://WillBowen.podbean.com/mf/play/c68aab/JumpStart-ItsAllinYourHead926ou.m4a Synopsis Have you ever had an argument in your mind with someone about something? We all do this from time to time but for...

JumpStart - Your System Update

Many have described the pandemic as a time to reboot our computers.But, if we simply reboot the computer with the same software and the same pages loaded, what we see does not change nor do our capabilities.I recently read an article about Robert Pattison (the new Batman) being quarantined in his luxurious London apartment and he was lamenting all his devices needing system updates.When I read this I thought, “that’s the blessing of the quarantine -- getting not only to reboot but our lives to update our Operating System.If you’re ready for a system upgrade, let’s talk about how you can get started now!*** LINKS ***Members-Only, daily LIVE meditation with Will: www.ComplaintFreeMeditation.comMembers-Only, exclusive access to Will: www.ComplaintFreeLife.comWebsite: www.WillBowen.comFacebook: www.Facebook.com/WillBowenYouTube Channel: www.WillBowenVideo.comPodcast: www.WillBowenPodcast.com

Posted by Will Bowen on Saturday, May 16, 2020

JumpStart – Your System Update

Audio https://WillBowen.podbean.com/mf/play/n7tksq/JumpStart-YourSystemUpdate8eaue.m4a Synopsis Many have described the pandemic as a time to reboot our computers. But, if we simply reboot the computer with...

JumpStart - Making It

We are far too judgmental of our own behavior.Whenever we do something we should not see it as an example of bad habits in control.However, when we do something new that is good for us we accuse ourselves of “faking it until we make it.“Get this: the moment you do something different, you are a different person – – you are making it.Today, let’s talk about making yourself into the person you wish to become — starting now. *** LINKS ***Members-Only, daily LIVE meditation with Will: www.ComplaintFreeMeditation.comMembers-Only, exclusive access to Will: www.ComplaintFreeLife.comWebsite: www.WillBowen.comFacebook: www.Facebook.com/WillBowenYouTube Channel: www.WillBowenVideo.comPodcast: www.WillBowenPodcast.com

Posted by Will Bowen on Friday, May 15, 2020

JumpStart – Making it

Audio https://WillBowen.podbean.com/mf/play/tns85z/JumpStart-MakingItbrr84.m4a Synopsis We are far too judgmental of our own behavior. Whenever we do something we should not see it as an example of bad habits...

JumpStart - Morning

I love doing my daily LIVE JumpStarts in the morning for two reasons:The morning is the “rudder of the day” guiding you toward whatever horizon you will end up that evening.The morning seems to be filled with infinite opportunities and endless time.Your life is a continuous loop but for some reason you see each morning as an awakening and each evening as a dissatisfaction.Today, let’s learn how to change our perspective so that the entire day bears the bright promise of morning.*** LINKS ***Members-Only, daily LIVE meditation with Will: www.ComplaintFreeMeditation.comMembers-Only, exclusive access to Will: www.ComplaintFreeLife.comWebsite: www.WillBowen.comFacebook: www.Facebook.com/WillBowenYouTube Channel: www.WillBowenVideo.comPodcast: www.WillBowenPodcast.com

Posted by Will Bowen on Thursday, May 14, 2020

JumpStart – Morning

Audio https://WillBowen.podbean.com/mf/play/bigi83/JumpStart-Morning.m4a Synopsis I love doing my daily LIVE JumpStarts in the morning for two reasons: The morning is the “rudder of the day” guiding you...

JumpStart - Being Bored

George Carlin wondered aloud, “When was the last time you saw a kid just sitting in the yard playing with a stick?” Good point.We are constantly staring at screens designed to get and keep our attention and as a result, we are more stressed and anxious today than ever.When was the last time you were bored -- simply sitting around with nothing to do? Chances are that rarely happens and yet it’s in our inactivity that we gain clarity, inspiration, self-knowledge and focus.This is why meditation is so beneficial because it actually pushes the mind to boredom and that’s where the magic happens.Today, let’s explore the power of NOTHING as we make plans to be intentionally...bored.*** LINKS ***Members-Only, daily LIVE meditation with Will: www.ComplaintFreeMeditation.comMembers-Only, exclusive access to Will: www.ComplaintFreeLife.comWebsite: www.WillBowen.comFacebook: www.Facebook.com/WillBowenYouTube Channel: www.WillBowenVideo.comPodcast: www.WillBowenPodcast.com

Posted by Will Bowen on Wednesday, May 13, 2020

JumpStart – Being Bored

Audio https://WillBowen.podbean.com/mf/play/8z4ue0/JumpStart-BeingBored85qiv.m4a Synopsis George Carlin wondered aloud, “When was the last time you saw a kid just sitting in the yard playing with a...

JumpStart - Them

Who is your “them?“Don’t kid yourself – – you have one: a “them“ you oppose. Unfortunately, it’s human nature to divide ourselves into us and them.Republicans vilify the Democrats and the Democrats malign the Republicans. To label others we must first label ourselves and we are far too expansive and divine to constrain with labels.Today let’s think beyond our labels so that we no longer need someone to be in opposition to for the purposes of vindicating our own point of view.*** LINKS ***Members-Only, daily LIVE meditation with Will: www.ComplaintFreeMeditation.comMembers-Only, exclusive access to Will: www.ComplaintFreeLife.comWebsite: www.WillBowen.comFacebook: www.Facebook.com/WillBowenYouTube Channel: www.WillBowenVideo.comPodcast: www.WillBowenPodcast.com

Posted by Will Bowen on Tuesday, May 12, 2020

JumpStart – Them

Audio https://WillBowen.podbean.com/mf/play/0wx3vf/JumpStart-Them.m4a Synopsis Who is your “them?“ Don’t kid yourself – – you have one: a “them“ you oppose.  Unfortunately, it’s human nature to divide...

JumpStart - Staying Safe

There’s a saying, “Just because you’re a vegan doesn’t mean the bull won’t charge you.”You can find a lot of timely truth in that old joke.The bull doesn’t know you’re vegan and will mercilessly gore you if you walk in it’s path.Similarly, the Covid 19 virus doesn’t know you don’t believe in it and will ravage you and your family if you expose yourself to it.This is not a political statement; it’s a statement that I love and care for each of you and want you and your family safe and that’s up to you!.Medical models have DOUBLED the death rate in one week for one reason only -- states are opening up.Be responsible for taking care of yourself -- you matter to me and lots of others.*** LINKS ***Members-Only, daily LIVE meditation with Will: www.ComplaintFreeMeditation.comMembers-Only, exclusive access to Will: www.ComplaintFreeLife.comWebsite: www.WillBowen.comFacebook: www.Facebook.com/WillBowenYouTube Channel: www.WillBowenVideo.comPodcast: www.WillBowenPodcast.com

Posted by Will Bowen on Monday, May 11, 2020

JumpStart – Staying Safe

Audio https://WillBowen.podbean.com/mf/play/mtptgr/JumpStart-StayingSafebrf90.m4a Synopsis There’s a saying, “Just because you’re a vegan doesn’t mean the bull won’t charge you.” You can find a lot of timely...

JumpStart - Dogs

By now, you know I love dogs.Teddy’s been my canine lifemate for almost two years now but I’ve had dogs around me since the day I was born and during that time I’ve learned a few things about our furry friends.For example, does your dog seem to sneeze from time to time? Well, it’s not a sneeze--it’s actually a highly developed communication system used to gain both your attention and agreement.In today’s JumpStart, Teddy and I teach you a little dog language and help you learn how you can better communicate with your furry friends.*** LINKS ***Members-Only, daily LIVE meditation with Will: www.ComplaintFreeMeditation.comMembers-Only, exclusive access to Will: www.ComplaintFreeLife.comWebsite: www.WillBowen.comFacebook: www.Facebook.com/WillBowenYouTube Channel: www.WillBowenVideo.comPodcast: www.WillBowenPodcast.com

Posted by Will Bowen on Saturday, May 9, 2020

JumpStart – Dogs

Audio https://WillBowen.podbean.com/mf/play/s5qh0h/JumpStart-Dogs6go5t.m4a Synopsis By now, you know I love dogs. Teddy’s been my canine lifemate for almost two years now but I’ve had dogs around me since the...

JumpStart - Overcoming Anxiety

We’ve been talking about anxiety a lot lately.In fact, I did a live meditation addressing anxiety for the members of my Complaint Free Meditation group just yesterday.A friend from the group emailed me a message sent out by our former high school discussing the various ways anxiety shows up for ourselves and other people.Manifestations of anxiety can include:1. Irritability2. Obsessive behaviors3. Overscheduling / Overworking4. Overindulgence5. Dizziness or Numbness6. Sleepiness or Insomnia7. Lack of Concentration8. AvoidanceSo, have you been anxious during the Covid 19 crisis and, if so, how has it shown up in your life?In this JumpStart we look at the many faces of anxiety and how to become less anxious and more calm starting now.

Posted by Will Bowen on Friday, May 8, 2020

JumpStart – Overcoming Anxiety

Audio https://WillBowen.podbean.com/mf/play/65oqkd/JumpStart_-_Overcoming_Anxiety.m4a Synopsis We’ve been talking about anxiety a lot lately. In fact, I did a live meditation addressing anxiety for the members...

JumpStart - DisAgreements

People tend to use the words “disagreement” and “argument” as interchangeable -- they’re not.Disagreeing means to have differing opinions whereas arguing is trying to change the other person’s opinion to our own.Arguing rarely works and can damage relationships so in today’s JumpStart you’ll learn how to disagree while still being an agreeable person. More importantly, you’ll learn how to keep your disagreements from spiraling out of control into arguments.If you’re ready for less conflict and more harmony, this JumpStart is for you!*** LINKS ***Members-Only, daily LIVE meditation with Will: www.ComplaintFreeMeditation.comMembers-Only, exclusive access to Will: www.ComplaintFreeLife.comWebsite: www.WillBowen.comFacebook: www.Facebook.com/WillBowenYouTube Channel: www.WillBowenVideo.comPodcast: www.WillBowenPodcast.com

Posted by Will Bowen on Thursday, May 7, 2020

JumpStart – DisAgreements

Audio https://WillBowen.podbean.com/mf/play/awshty/JumpStart_-_DisAgreements.m4a Synopsis People tend to use the words “disagreement” and “argument” as interchangeable -- they’re not.Disagreeing means to have...

JumpStart - Finding God in the Coronavirus

I said in a JumpStart a couple of days ago that each of us is loved and protected by God and someone wrote in to say, “I’m 79 and I’ve heard ministers and other people say stuff like that my whole life. But, how can it be true when there are dying children and sick people everywhere?”That question is more important to consider now than ever before.If there is a loving God, how can we have global pandemics, war, famine, poverty and suffering?Today, I’m going to give you my best answer to this question -- one that brings me comfort so that you might feel comforted as well.*** LINKS ***Members-Only, daily LIVE meditation with Will: www.ComplaintFreeMeditation.comMembers-Only, exclusive access to Will: www.ComplaintFreeLife.comWebsite: www.WillBowen.comFacebook: www.Facebook.com/WillBowenYouTube Channel: www.WillBowenVideo.comPodcast: www.WillBowenPodcast.com

Posted by Will Bowen on Wednesday, May 6, 2020

JumpStart – Finding God in the Coronavirus

Audio https://WillBowen.podbean.com/mf/play/vrvjya/JumpStart_-_Finding_God_in_the_Coronavirus.m4a Synopsis I said in a JumpStart a couple of days ago that each of us is loved and protected by God and someone...

JumpStart - Curiousity

“The power men possess to annoy me, I give them by a weak curiosity. No man can come near me but through my act.” - EmersonThis is probably one of my favorite quotes ever because it sums up human discord in so few words.In short, we get irritated at people when we think, “How DARE you be that way?”Whereas, we remain calm when we think, “Why are you that way?”If we can remember to use it, curiosity is the key to maintaining peace both internally and externally.In today’s JumpStart, let’s talk about how we can become less stressed and anxious by understanding that behind every point-of-view is a good intention.Links:Members-Only, daily LIVE meditation with Will: www.ComplaintFreeMeditation.com �Members-Only, exclusive access to Will: www.ComplaintFreeLife.com Website: www.WillBowen.com Facebook: www.Facebook.com/WillBowen YouTube Channel: www.WillBowenVideo.com Podcast: www.WillBowenPodcast.com

Posted by Will Bowen on Tuesday, May 5, 2020

JumpStart – Curiosity

Audio https://WillBowen.podbean.com/mf/play/feaczd/Jumpstart_-_Curiosity.m4a Synopsis “The power men possess to annoy me, I give them by a weak curiosity. No man can come near me but through my act.” - Emerson...

JumpStart - Mindfulness

Most great spiritual masters teach mindfulness as a practice.Unfortunately, when people hear the term “mindful“, they tend to think “Sorry, my mind is already full!“Most of our thoughts are controlled by our ego and our ego focuses only on the past and the future.Since neither the past nor the future are real, our minds are not full – – they are empty because what is in them does not exist.Through meditation we can develop mindfulness and become happier, healthier, more peaceful, and more successful.In today’s JumpStart, I’m going to teach you some new techniques to develop mindfulness so that you can begin to celebrate and enjoy what is rather than regret what was or fear of what might be.*** LINKS ***Members-Only, daily LIVE meditation with Will: www.ComplaintFreeMeditation.comMembers-Only, exclusive access to Will: www.ComplaintFreeLife.comWebsite: www.WillBowen.comFacebook: www.Facebook.com/WillBowenYouTube Channel: www.WillBowenVideo.comPodcast: www.WillBowenPodcast.com

Posted by Will Bowen on Monday, May 4, 2020

JumpStart – Mindfulness

Audio https://WillBowen.podbean.com/mf/play/ry2twr/JumpStart_-_Mindfulness.m4a Synopsis Most great spiritual masters teach mindfulness as a practice. Unfortunately, when people hear the term “mindful“, they...

Jumpstart - Feeling Happy

Imagine you feel sad.Where would you feel sadness in your body and what would that sensation be like?If I asked you to feel even more sad, could you?Of course you could.Now, imagine I asked you if you could feel happier than you already do, could you do that?Believe it or not, the answer is yes and you would follow much of the same procedure but for some reason we don’t tend to do that.In this JumpStart, I’m going to inspire you to cultivate happiness in your life rather than sadness and show you the steps necessary to make that happen.It is a choice you get to make on a daily basis i’m starting today you will get to choose and cultivate happiness at a greater level than you ever imagined possible.*** LINKS ***FROM TODAY’S JUMPSTART:www.ComplaintFreeLife.comRESOURCES:Website: www.WillBowen.comFacebook: www.Facebook.com/WillBowenYouTube Channel: www.WillBowenVideo.comPodcast: www.WillBowenPodcast.com

Posted by Will Bowen on Saturday, May 2, 2020

Jumpstart – Feeling Happy

Audio https://WillBowen.podbean.com/mf/play/gsrwq6/Jumpstart_-Feeling_Happy.m4a Synopsis Imagine you feel sad. Where would you feel sadness in your body and what would that sensation be like? If I asked you to...

JumpStart - Freshness

We begin to take things for granted over time because of a scientific phenomenon called “Hedonic Adaptation.”Hedonic - having to do with the sensesAdaptation - become accustomed toSo, our senses literally become accustomed to stuff over timeOn the positive side, this helps us adapt to negative circumstances but it can also cause us to no longer appreciate what’s important to us.To overcome hedonic adaptation we can employ another scientific phenomenon called Behavioral Economics.Relax, if all this talk of science is starting to confuse you don’t worry -- in today’s JumpStart, I not only explain it all in simple to understand terms but I give you simple, practical things you can do to make your life happier.Get ready to see your life, loved ones, work, and even yourself with fresh eyes starting today.Links:Members-Only, exclusive access to Will: www.ComplaintFreeLife.com Website: www.WillBowen.com Facebook: www.Facebook.com/WillBowen YouTube Channel: www.WillBowenVideo.com Podcast: www.WillBowenPodcast.com

Posted by Will Bowen on Friday, May 1, 2020

JumpStart – Freshness

Audio https://WillBowen.podbean.com/mf/play/dvp2rb/JumpStart_-_Freshness.m4a Synopsis We begin to take things for granted over time because of a scientific phenomenon called “Hedonic Adaptation.” Hedonic -...

JumpStart - Liars

As children, many of us experienced the trauma of having people we admired and even adults who were our primary caregivers say mean and hurtful things to us.There’s a name for this: the trauma bond. You become fused with the lies your parents told you and they become your self-image.That is, until we realize that what we heard was just lies -- pure fabrications made up to perpetuate the bond.Today, let’s talk about how to get to the truth of who we are and leave behind the lies of childhood.You are so much more than what you’ve believed about yourself and today it’s time to expand that belief and tell yourself a new truth -- the REAL truth.*** LINKS ***FROM TODAY’S JUMPSTART:www.ComplaintFreeLife.comRESOURCES:Website: www.WillBowen.comFacebook: www.Facebook.com/WillBowenYouTube Channel: www.WillBowenVideo.comPodcast: www.WillBowenPodcast.com

Posted by Will Bowen on Thursday, April 30, 2020

JumpStart – Liars

Audio https://WillBowen.podbean.com/mf/play/52kxyx/JumpStart_-_Liars.m4a Synopsis As children, many of us experienced the trauma of having people we admired and even adults who were our primary caregivers say...

JumpStart - Your Bodyguard

Wouldn’t it be great to have someone with us all the time to protect us from threats and difficult situations?Well, we do have such a person but we block their ability to do the job.That person is us--ourselves, and rather than being our greatest supporters we often are not only our own greatest critics but we punish ourselves mercilessly for smallest mistakes.Starting today, let’s switch that dynamic.Rather than us being harsh and critical, let’s switch and become our own greatest supporter and cheerleader.It’s not only possible to do this, we MUST learn to become our own bodyguard if we’re going to be healthy, happy, and successful.Members-Only, exclusive access to Will: www.ComplaintFreeLife.com Website: www.WillBowen.com Facebook: www.Facebook.com/WillBowen YouTube Channel: www.WillBowenVideo.com Podcast: www.WillBowenPodcast.com

Posted by Will Bowen on Wednesday, April 29, 2020

JumpStart – Your Bodyguard

Audio https://WillBowen.podbean.com/mf/play/62n8sw/JumpStart_-_Your_Bodyguard.m4a Synopsis Wouldn’t it be great to have someone with us all the time to protect us from threats and difficult situations? Well,...

JumpStart - Your Inner Popeye

The cartoon character Popeye would often say, “I am what I am and that’s all that I am.“But who was he?“I am“ is the most powerful combination of words in the English language because it is how we define ourselves to the world.Many people misuse the power of “I am“ by saying negative and self limiting things after.Let’s jumpstart defining ourselves as our ideal selves.Let’s put the power of “I am“ to work in our livesLinks:Members-Only, exclusive access to Will: www.ComplaintFreeLife.com Website: www.WillBowen.com Facebook: www.Facebook.com/WillBowen YouTube Channel: www.WillBowenVideo.com Podcast: www.WillBowenPodcast.com

Posted by Will Bowen on Tuesday, April 28, 2020

JumpStart – Your Inner Popeye

Audio https://WillBowen.podbean.com/mf/play/6spyy9/JumpStart_-_Your_Inner_Popeye.m4a Synopsis The cartoon character Popeye would often say, “I am what I am and that’s all that I am.“ But who was he? “I am“ is...

JumpStart - The 18% Solution

I read a study wherein people were asked to squeeze someone else’s arm and that person was then asked to squeeze the first person’s arm back with the exact same amount of pressure. The two were instructed to go back and forth each time equally squeezing the other person's arm with the same pressure they had received.Monitors showed that every time a person's arm was squeezed they would squeeze back 18% harder than what they had received.This is why anger and discord amplify during a disagreement.Each person thinks they are responding equally but they are actually increasing hostility and incivility.In today's JumpStart, we discuss how to overcome this natural propensity to respond 18% more harshly so that we de-escalate conflict rather than increase it.Members-Only, exclusive access to Will: www.ComplaintFreeLife.com Website: www.WillBowen.com Facebook: www.Facebook.com/WillBowen YouTube Channel: www.WillBowenVideo.com Podcast: www.WillBowenPodcast.com

Posted by Will Bowen on Monday, April 27, 2020

JumpStart – The 18% Solution

Audio https://WillBowen.podbean.com/mf/play/dd2sez/JumpStart_-_The_18Solution.m4a Synopsis I read a study wherein people were asked to squeeze someone else’s arm and that person was then asked to squeeze the...

JumpStart - Faith

Ralph Waldo Emerson said, “Sorrow looks back, Worry looks around, Faith looks up.”And during these uncertain times of pandemic, it’s easy to look back on the way things were and to look around with worry at the way things are.It’s during this time of isolation that we need to keep our thoughts at the highest levels knowing that there is a divine and loving spirit looking out for us.Whatever your concept of God, it’s important to expand and lean on that understanding now more than ever.Today, let’s focus on the light ahead of us rather than the darkness that surrounds us.

Posted by Will Bowen on Saturday, April 25, 2020

JumpStart – Faith

Audio https://WillBowen.podbean.com/mf/play/6zcfub/JumpStart_-_Faith.m4a Synopsis Ralph Waldo Emerson said, “Sorrow looks back, Worry looks around, Faith looks up.” And during these uncertain times of...

JumpStart - Words

Yesterday I was conducting a live webinar for the members of my Complaint Free Life group when someone asked if there was anything they could do to reverse their complaints.I explained that there is a very common word - – one that we often use too often and in the wrong contexts, that can put our conversation back on track and erase negative comments.Today we’ll talk about how to pepper both your internal and external conversation with interjections such as “but” and “but the good news is…”You’ll discover that it’s actually healthy to argue as long as it’s with yourself and not someone else.

Posted by Will Bowen on Friday, April 24, 2020

JumpStart – Words

Audio https://WillBowen.podbean.com/mf/play/egmhh9/JumpStart_-_Words.m4a Synopsis Yesterday I was conducting a live webinar for the members of my Complaint Free Life group when someone asked if there was...

JumpStart - Neighbors

So, you’re stuck at home during the Covid 19 pandemic, right? Well, so is your neighbor and as we discussed in a previous JumpStart, Chaucer was right when he said, “Familiarity breeds contempt.”(If you want to know why familiarity breeds contempt, check out my JumpStart titled “Respect”)While some neighbors are arranging virtual happier hours while socially distanced by their driveways, others find themselves beginning to get on one another’s nerves as the sights, sounds, and even smells of being at home 24/7 side-by-side with others causes mounting tensions.In today’s JumpStart, I tell you the funny story about how even the English word “neighbor” has its origins in an insult to the person living next door so feeling stressed by the people next door has always been a thing.Can we live side-by-side with peace in our minds and love in our hearts?Yes, and in today’s JumpStart, I tell you how. Links:Members-Only, exclusive access to Will: www.ComplaintFreeLife.com Website: www.WillBowen.com Facebook: www.Facebook.com/WillBowen YouTube Channel: www.WillBowenVideo.com Podcast: www.WillBowenPodcast.com

Posted by Will Bowen on Thursday, April 23, 2020

JumpStart – Neighbors

Audio https://WillBowen.podbean.com/mf/play/cyx46t/JumpStart_-_Neighbors.m4a Synopsis So, you’re stuck at home during the Covid 19 pandemic, right? Well, so is your neighbor and as we discussed in a previous...

JumpStart - Abracadabra

“Abracadabra!” shouts the magician and in a flash everything changes! The word “abracadabra” has been said by magicians around the world throughout time but no one is 100% sure where the word comes from.We do know that abracadabra is either of Hebrew or Aramaic origin (the language in which the Hebrew Bible was written) and an interesting bit of trivia… Abracadabra does seem to be an ancient incantation invoking divine action because it’s a combination of ‘ab’ (father), 'ben' (son), and 'ruach hakodesh' (holy spirit).But that’s not the COOL PART…When you combine those 3 words in that way not only do you get ‘abracadabra,’ the holy trinity, but the literal meaning in Aramaic is: ‘’IT WILL BE CREATED WITH MY WORDS.Your life, your world, everything you experience is create by the words you speak.Join me in this JumpStart and learn to harness the power of our words to create the life you desire.Links:Members-Only, exclusive access to Will: www.ComplaintFreeLife.com Website: www.WillBowen.com Facebook: www.Facebook.com/WillBowen YouTube Channel: www.WillBowenVideo.com Podcast: www.WillBowenPodcast.com

Posted by Will Bowen on Wednesday, April 22, 2020

JumpStart – Abracadabra

Audio https://WillBowen.podbean.com/mf/play/4dxd8q/JumpStart_-_Abracadabra.m4a Synopsis “Abracadabra!” shouts the magician and in a flash, everything changes! The word “abracadabra” has been said by magicians...

JumpStart - Tourist Eyes

One of the things I love about living in Key Largo, FL is seeing the look of rapture and joy on the eyes of tourists.It’s so easy to get accustomed to ourselves, our lives, and our surroundings such that we almost don’t see or appreciate what’s present.Today let’s talk about cultivating what I call “Tourist Eyes” — eyes of appreciation and wonder, even if what we’re looking at is the inside of our house.Maybe you’ll find a new project as you ask yourself, “How would someone who is renting this home look at it? What might they change? Fix? Clean out? Rearrange?”You have a unique opportunity right now to see your life in a whole new way and then create the environment you desire.Let’s get started now…Links:Members-Only, exclusive access to Will: www.ComplaintFreeLife.com Website: www.WillBowen.com Facebook: www.Facebook.com/WillBowen YouTube Channel: www.WillBowenVideo.com Podcast: www.WillBowenPodcast.com

Posted by Will Bowen on Tuesday, April 21, 2020

JumpStart – Tourist Eyes

Audio https://WillBowen.podbean.com/mf/play/ypraei/JumpStart_-JumpStart-_Tourist_Eyes.m4a Synopsis One of the things I love about living in Key Largo, FL is seeing the look of rapture and joy on the eyes of...

JumpStart - Respect

It was Geoffrey Chaucer who popularized the saying, “Familiarity breeds contempt” and with so many of us trapped at home with family that quote rings more true now than ever.But what is contempt?The dictionary defines “contempt” as “the feeling that a person or a thing is beneath consideration, worthless, or deserving scorn.”A recent article in Psychology Today says that it’s not the amount of time that we spend with someone that causes contempt, it’s a “me first” attitude.Putting ourselves and our needs ahead of those we’re with can cause us to look at our loved ones with contempt making them uncomfortable and us unhappy.The secret to staying happy in close quarters for an extended period of time is to be wary of focussing on how the quarantine is affecting us and instead seek to understand and support others who are being similarly affected.Today, let’s talk about how we can minimize contempt and maximize respect and appreciation because that will makes us happier and this time of isolation more bearable. Members-Only, exclusive access to Will: www.ComplaintFreeLife.com Website: www.WillBowen.com Facebook: www.Facebook.com/WillBowen YouTube Channel: www.WillBowenVideo.com Podcast: www.WillBowenPodcast.com

Posted by Will Bowen on Monday, April 20, 2020

JumpStart – Respect

Audio https://WillBowen.podbean.com/mf/play/uv9enu/JumpStart_-_Respect.m4a Synopsis It was Geoffrey Chaucer who popularized the saying, “Familiarity breeds contempt” and with so many of us trapped at home with...

JumpStart - Patience

16th Century French monk and writer François Rabelais said, “He who can have patience, can compass anything.”Back then, the word “compass” wasn’t just used as a noun (a tool to help you find where you’re going), “compass” was also used as a verb (meaning “to get around”).Therefore, Rabelais saying “If you have patience you can get around anything.”During the extension of the quarantine for many of us, it’s easy to get angry, disappointed, and frustrated, however, we can’t take the easy route.Patience isn’t just waiting, it’s waiting in a good mood and that mood is up to all of us.In this JumpStart, we talk about ways to have patience during this time of uncertainty so we can all get around it and enjoy happier times that lie ahead.RESOURCES:Members Only Group: www.ComplaintFreeLife.com Website: www.WillBowen.comFacebook: www.Facebook.com/WillBowenYouTube Channel: www.WillBowenVideo.comPodcast: www.WillBowenPodcast.com

Posted by Will Bowen on Saturday, April 18, 2020

JumpStart – Patience

Audio https://WillBowen.podbean.com/mf/play/gscipe/JumpStart_-_Patience.m4a Synopsis 16th Century French monk and writer François Rabelais said, “He who can have patience, can compass anything.” Back then,...

JumpStart - Dirty Dishes

Have you heard about the theory of broken windows?The theory states that policing minor crimes such as breaking a window in a vacant building creates an atmosphere of lawfulness that permeates an entire neighborhood.One broken window unpunished or replaced, the theory states, invites more.The same is true for you and me during the pandemic. One dirty dish in the sink invites more until soon you feel overwhelmed by disorder.Well, today’s the day to put some order back in your life so you feel less stressed, more in control, and HAPPIER!*** LINKS ***FROM TODAY’S JUMPSTART:www.ComplaintFreeLife.comRESOURCES:Website: www.WillBowen.comFacebook: www.Facebook.com/WillBowenYouTube Channel: www.WillBowenVideo.comPodcast: www.WillBowenPodcast.com

Posted by Will Bowen on Friday, April 17, 2020

JumpStart – Dirty Dishes

Audio https://WillBowen.podbean.com/mf/play/3ihi8t/JumpStart_-_The_Theory_of_Dirty_Dishes.m4a Synopsis Have you heard about the theory of broken windows?The theory states that policing minor crimes such as...

JumpStart - Your Load

19th Century poet Ian MacLaren wrote, “Be kind. Everyone you meet is carrying a heavy burden.”That statement is more true now than ever.Did you know that according to psychologists, each of us has what's called an allostatic load -- think of a stress thermostat where if things get too stressful for you, you find ways to relax and shut down.AND, the allostatic load also works the other way -- believe it or not, if we don't feel sufficiently stressed our minds will find something to be upset or worry about.The mind then finds something annoying, irritating, or bothersome so allostatic load feels adequately upset. These days on top of our pre-existing allostatic load we pile on a global pandemic and quarantine and you've got a powder keg about to explode.So, what can you do on a daily basis to lighten your stress?In this JumpStart, I give you 3 little secrets you can do every day, starting right now, to help you feel less stressed, more chill, and even more focussed.*** LINKS ***FROM TODAY’S JUMPSTART:www.InBlissDemo.com RESOURCES:Website: www.WillBowen.comFacebook: www.Facebook.com/WillBowenYouTube Channel: www.WillBowenVideo.comPodcast: www.WillBowenPodcast.com

Posted by Will Bowen on Thursday, April 16, 2020

JumpStart – Your Load

Audio https://WillBowen.podbean.com/mf/play/ykidih/JumpStart_-_Your_Load.m4a Synopsis 19th Century poet Ian MacLaren wrote, “Be kind. Everyone you meet is carrying a heavy burden.” That statement is more true...

Something crazy that occurred to me is, “ I wonder if people with severe social anxiety are benefiting from not having to go to work with others?“I don’t mean that to sound insensitive – – and today I want to address my own social anxiety – – yes, I experience social anxiety as well, and how you might emerge back into society with less of it. In this jumpstart, I’m going to let you in on the things I personally do on a day-to-day basis to feel less stressed and get more accomplished with less conflict with other people.*** LINKS ***FROM TODAY’S JUMPSTART:www.ComplaintFreeLife.comRESOURCES:Website: www.WillBowen.comFacebook: www.Facebook.com/WillBowenYouTube Channel: www.WillBowenVideo.comPodcast: www.WillBowenPodcast.com

Posted by Will Bowen on Wednesday, April 15, 2020

JumpStart – Social Anxiety

Audio https://WillBowen.podbean.com/mf/play/iyphiq/JumpStart_-_Social_Anxiety.m4a Synopsis Something crazy that occurred to me is, “ I wonder if people with severe social anxiety are benefiting from not having...

JumpStart - Integrity

*** SOUND ISSUES FOR ABOUT THE FIRST 2 MINUTES *** Scrub forward until you can hear me. Thanks for not complaining ;-DC.S. Lewis said, "Integrity is doing the right thing even when no one is watching."Well, during the quarantine we find ourselves at home with no one watching and so, how is your level of integrity? Are you living in integrity by consuming (both mentally and physically) what's going to nourish you are you indulging in junk food?Who are you now that no one's watching?Who you are now is, more than likely, who you secretly are so begin to choose who you are now with intention.Be in integrity with your goals and highest aspirations now and it will be easier when you're back in public surrounded by people.*** LINKS ***FROM TODAY’S JUMPSTART:www.ComplaintFreeLife.comRESOURCES:Website: www.WillBowen.comFacebook: www.Facebook.com/WillBowenYouTube Channel: www.WillBowenVideo.comPodcast: www.WillBowenPodcast.com

Posted by Will Bowen on Tuesday, April 14, 2020

Jumpstart – Integrity

Audio https://WillBowen.podbean.com/mf/play/md673m/JumpStart_-_Integrtiy.m4a Synopsis *** SOUND ISSUES FOR ABOUT THE FIRST 2 MINUTES *** Scrub forward until you can hear me. Thanks for not complaining ;-DC.S....

JumpStart - Like Attracts Like

One of the great benefits of people having to separate for a while during the Covid 19 epidemic is that we have an opportunity to make new and better choices going forward.Most of our habits have been up-ended and we keep and which we discard.The same is true with people.Some people are upbeat, encouraging, optimistic, happy, and excited about life -- they're the Winnie the Poohs of our world.Then, there are the Eeyores who always feel down, have something to worry about, somehow see the weeds and miss the flowers.Like attracts like, so when the quarantine is lifted (and any time for that matter) seek out the Poohs and avoid the Eeyores.Because you'll soon become like whoever you're with!*** LINKS ***FROM TODAY’S JUMPSTART:www.ComplaintFreeLife.comRESOURCES:Website: www.WillBowen.comFacebook: www.Facebook.com/WillBowenYouTube Channel: www.WillBowenVideo.comPodcast: www.WillBowenPodcast.com

Posted by Will Bowen on Monday, April 13, 2020

Jumpstart – Like Attracts Like

Audio https://WillBowen.podbean.com/mf/play/3iimrr/JumpStart-_Like_Attract_Like.m4a Synopsis One of the great benefits of people having to separate for a while during the COVID 19 epidemic is that we have an...

JumpStart - See Me

During this time of social distancing, we get the struggle of not being able to be with the ones we love.But do we fully embrace the challenge we, as social animals, are having with not BEING SEEN?We not only have a need to be around other people, but we also have a STRONG social NEED to be seen by them!And unfortunately, the person who's acknowledgment, love, and validation we need the most is the one we get if from the least -- ourselves!As you're practicing social distancing it's vital now more than ever, to practice personal intimacy by giving yourself love, attention, and appreciation on a daily basis.Get started NOW truly seeing AND loving yourself.*** LINKS ***FROM TODAY’S JUMPSTART:www.ComplaintFreeLife.comRESOURCES:Website: www.WillBowen.comFacebook: www.Facebook.com/WillBowenYouTube Channel: www.WillBowenVideo.comPodcast: www.WillBowenPodcast.com

Posted by Will Bowen on Saturday, April 11, 2020

Jumpstart – See Me

Audio https://WillBowen.podbean.com/mf/play/wdubb4/JumpStart-_See_me.m4a Synopsis During this time of social distancing, we get the struggle of not being able to be with the ones we love.But do we fully...

JumpStart - Good Friday

So, I'm all set to do a JumpStart about how we're needing to be seen as much as see others during this time of quarantine when suddenly...Divine technical difficulties spin me off into a whole different direction!In today's JumpStart, I share from the heart how Good Friday metaphysically represents the Covid 19 pandemic (death of our old way of doing things), 3 days in the tomb (transformation while being quarantined) and emerging on Easter as our most perfect self (leaving our homes as a new person).Today is Good Friday...a day to let the old, negative parts of your life die.Enter the tomb for a while and in just a few days, you'll emerge as the brightest expression of who you're meant to be.

Posted by Will Bowen on Friday, April 10, 2020

Jumpstart – Good Friday

Synopsis So, I'm all set to do a JumpStart about how we're needing to be seen as much as see others during this time of quarantine when suddenly...Divine technical difficulties spin me off into a whole...

JumpStart - Head Games

John Milton explained it all when he wrote, "The mind is its own place and in itself, can make a Heaven of Hell, a Hell of Heaven."Currently, most people are struggling to stay out of mental hell and can't even imagine being in mental heaven.Well, it is possible and in this LIVE JumpStart, I teach you a stupid little trick you can use to improve your attitude that works 100% of the time.*** LINKS ***FROM TODAY’S JUMPSTART:www.ComplaintFreeLife.comRESOURCES:Website: www.WillBowen.comFacebook: Will BowenYouTube Channel: www.WillBowenVideo.comPodcast: www.WillBowenPodcast.com

Posted by Will Bowen on Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Jumpstart – Head Games

Audio https://WillBowen.podbean.com/mf/play/mwm835/Head_Games.m4a Synopsis Feeling anxious?Of course you are, most people are!John Milton explained it all when he wrote, "The mind is its own place and in...

JumpStart - Mouse Taming

How you ever wondered why the Hindu God Lord Ganesha is often shown with his foot on or near a mouse?The mouse represents our negative, critical, ego-based thoughts and Ganesha is showing that it takes vigilance to keep the persistent mouse from slowly chewing up our life.The bad news is that the mice never goes away — ever.The good news is that we can tame them such that these negative thoughts cease to rule our consciousness.In this LIVE JumpStart, we’ll explore how to tame our ego thoughts and stay happy and upbeat especially during this time of change and isolation.Be sure and SHARE this with the people you care about!*** LINKS ***FROM TODAY’S JUMPSTART:www.ComplaintFreeLife.comRESOURCES:Website: www.WillBowen.comFacebook: www.Facebook.com/WillBowenYouTube Channel: www.WillBowenVideo.comPodcast: www.WillBowenPodcast.com

Posted by Will Bowen on Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Jumpstart – Mouse Taming

Audio https://WillBowen.podbean.com/mf/play/gn3ryc/My_Movie_2.m4a Synopsis Have you ever wondered why the Hindu God Lord Ganesha is often shown with his foot on or near a mouse?The mouse represents our...

JumpStart - Now What?

JumpStart - Now What?What do creatures of habit do when their habits have been up-ended for an indefinite period of time?Well, we get VERY anxious, that's what!What do you do if Monday morning, you wake up and all of your previous Monday's habits have been taken away?Currently...There's no need to shower...No need to get dressed for work...You've got either nothing to do, or you're expecting to keep producing in the strangest of settings....NOW WHAT?Join me, Teddy and our positive community of like-minded people for this LIVE Jumpstart as we talk about new options, new normals, and how to create your future with intention. *** LINKS ***FROM TODAY’S JUMPSTART:www.ComplaintFreeLife.comRESOURCES:Website: www.WillBowen.comFacebook: www.Facebook.com/WillBowenYouTube Channel: www.WillBowenVideo.comPodcast: www.WillBowenPodcast.com

Posted by Will Bowen on Monday, April 6, 2020

Jumpstart – Now What?

Audio https://WillBowen.podbean.com/mf/play/uxux4t/What_s_next.m4a Synopsis What do creatures of habit do when their habits have been up-ended for an indefinite period of time? Well, we get VERY anxious,...

JumpStart GRATITUDE

Because of the virus, there's a LOT to be unhappy, negative, and just plain ticked off about right now.And the more we focus on all that stuff, the worse we feel.There's a LOT to be grateful for and that focus will get us through this pandemic.Meister Eckhart, the 13th-century German philosopher said, "If the only prayer you ever uttered was 'thank you' it would be enough."Join me as we list off all we're grateful for in this LIVE JumpStart and we focus on the power of gratitude.Being quarantined is something most of us have NEVER experienced and yet there is light in the darkness and TOGETHER we're going to CELEBRATE it*** LINKS ***FROM TODAY’S JUMPSTART:www.ComplaintFreeLife.comRESOURCES:Website: www.WillBowen.comFacebook: www.Facebook.com/WillBowenYouTube Channel: www.Will BowenVideo.comPodcast: www.WillBowenPodcast.com

Posted by Will Bowen on Sunday, April 5, 2020

Jumpstart – Gratitude

Audio https://WillBowen.podbean.com/mf/play/4uhz9m/JumpStart_Gratitude.m4a Synopsis Because of the virus, there's a LOT to be unhappy, negative, and just plain ticked off about right now.And the more we focus...

JumpStart - Guided Meditation

Where’s your mind?Ancient Greeks believed that the mind—the center of consciousness, is located NOT in your head but, rather, throughout your entire body.Therefore, to relax the mind we need to relax the entire body.In today’s very special JumpStart I lead you through a guided meditation to fully relax your body so that your mind can simultaneously become relaxed.WARNING: This is NOT a JumpStart to listen to while driving or engaged in another activity.This is a JumpStart to SAVE and use on a daily basis to become more relaxed, calmer, less reactive and more happy.Be sure and share this JumpStart with people you care about.*** LINKS ***FROM TODAY’S JUMPSTART:www.ComplaintFreeLife.comRESOURCES:Website: www.WillBowen.comFacebook: www.Facebook.com/WillBowenYouTube Channel: www.Will BowenVideo.comPodcast: www.WillBowenPodcast.com

Posted by Will Bowen on Saturday, April 4, 2020

Jumpstart – Guided Meditation

Audio https://WillBowen.podbean.com/mf/play/xsbsbb/JumpStart_Guided_Meditation_Audio_file.m4a Synopsis Where’s your mind?Ancient Greeks believed that the mind—the center of consciousness, is located NOT in...

Stare Into The Flames ?

Have you noticed that when a group of people sits around a campfire they tend to stare glaze-eyed into the flames?There’s something so captivating about fire and it’s the key to a simple meditation practice I’m going to teach you today.In today’s JumpStart we actually meditate together and I show a SIMPLE way to relax your mind feel more contented and peaceful.We recorded this live and after only about :45 seconds every person said they felt more peaceful and content.So, find a quiet place to watch this and let’s get your meditation on!Starting right now.*** LINKS ***FROM TODAY’S JUMPSTART:www.ComplaintFreeLife.comRESOURCES:Website: www.WillBowen.comFacebook: www.Facebook.com/WillBowenYouTube Channel: www.Will BowenVideo.comPodcast: www.WillBowenPodcast.com

Posted by Will Bowen on Friday, April 3, 2020

Jumpstart – Stare Into the Flames?

Synopsis Have you noticed that when a group of people sits around a campfire they tend to stare glaze-eyed into the flames?There’s something so captivating about fire and it’s the key to a simple meditation...

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