JumpStart- Self Reliance – Part 2

AUDIO SYNOPSIS When we have a major decision to make, most people will consult anyone and everyone instead of trusting their own heart, their own mind, and their own guidance. We tend to value the opinions of others higher than our own because, well, they’re ours....

JumpStart- Self Reliance – Part 1

AUDIO SYNOPSIS Four months ago, I picked up “The Complete Works of Ralph Waldo Emerson” and read “Self Reliance.” I’m sure I read it in school but the impact this essay had on me this time was HUGE; so much so that I’m going to do an entire series on this...

JumpStart- Positive Uncertainty

AUDIO SYNOPSIS Do you own Apple AirPods? If not, you don’t know what you’re missing (and no, I am not getting paid for saying this). It took me a couple of years to try AirPods; but once I did, I fell in love!  I purchased AirPods for everyone in my family — and...

JumpStart- Be Your Own Victor

JumpStart- Be Your Own Victor

AUDIO SYNOPSIS I once heard the concept that everyone is one of two types of hero — either a conquering hero or a suffering hero. The hero is always the focus of the story. Suffering heroes use their own misery to get people’s attention and make themselves the focus...

JumpStart- Real Time

JumpStart- Real Time

AUDIO SYNOPSIS Don’t you just love watching blooper reels where actors or announcers flub their lines, scenery malfunctions, unexpected people walk into scenes, etc.? They’re funny to us but many times not very funny to the people creating the gaffs.  I recently...

JumpStart- Oh Yeah You Can!

JumpStart- Oh Yeah You Can!

AUDIO SYNOPSIS When I tell people I live in Key Largo Florida they often look at me with glazed eyes and mutter some variation of, “Well!  It must be nice“ while rolling their eyes in mock (and sometimes real) exasperation. Moving to the Florida Keys seems like...

JumpStart- Write Where You Belong

JumpStart- Write Where You Belong

AUDIO SYNOPSIS If you will indulge me in a bit of fan-boy geek-speak, I think Heath Ledger‘s portrayal of the Joker was phenomenal and only surpassed by Joaquin Phoenix‘s Joker.  In preparing to play the clown prince of crime, BOTH Phoenix and Ledger used the...

JumpStart- A Better Strategy

JumpStart- A Better Strategy

AUDIO SYNOPSIS If you’re anything like me,  life is pretty good, but some days are fraught with irritations and setbacks. Having counseled hundreds of people through challenges in both small and large, I finally realized that some people‘s way of handling...

JumpStart- Focus

AUDIO SYNOPSIS I was recently speaking in Tulsa Oklahoma when I saw one of the funniest things ever. A group of the event’s leaders invited me out for dinner at a nearby Mexican restaurant. The place was busy and the staff was rushing to keep up. After an extended...

JumpStart- Resorting to Truth

AUDIO SYNOPSIS Have you ever been scammed? Betrayed? I have and it sucks! And unfortunately, many of us get scammed and/or betrayed several times in our lives. I recently discovered a way to discern when someone is taking advantage of you and for some reason you’re...

JumpStart- Imagining a Memory

AUDIO SYNOPSIS Have you seen the smash Broadway show “Hamilton?”  If not, you’ve probably heard the soundtrack. The other day I was listening to “Hamilton“ and heard a line that reinforced The Law of Attraction — big time! In “My shot” Hamilton affirms, “I...

JumpStart- Wallow Time

AUDIO SYNOPSIS Recently, a good friend of mine lost out on a real estate deal — a BIG real estate deal; we’re talking tens of millions of dollars. Not only did he lose the potential revenue of the deal but he also lost an $80,000 investment spent trying to acquire the...