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, 10 July 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, 9 July 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, 8 July 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, 7 July 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, 6 July 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, 3 July 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, 2 July 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, 1 July 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, 30 June 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, 29 June 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, 26 June 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, 25 June 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...

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