JumpStart – The Frigate vs. The Seagull

Podcast This morning as I sat out on the bay having my coffee I watched the two preeminent birds in Key Largo. The seagull and the frigate. The frigate barely moves its wings and rarely ever cries out. The seagull constantly flaps it’s...

JumpStart – Stress Balls

Podcast In the last month, I’ve given live speeches in Napa Valley, Phoenix, San Antonio, Las Vegas, Austin, Traverse City, Dallas, and I’ve noticed one thing each of these events have in common… Stress balls. You know what stress balls...

JumpStart – Flexibility

Podcast This pandemic has put the limits of human flexibility under an enormous stress test. People working from home, children staying home for school, some businesses being open and others being closed. Then there is the conflicting...

JumpStart – Keep Your Head Clear

Podcast As I was preparing to record this jumpstart this morning I had several things go wrong. Not a big deal, that’s just life. And what I discovered is that each additional small challenge seems to be more of a big deal than the...

JumpStart – What time is it?

Podcast Yogi Berra said a lot of profound things. Including, PLAYER: “What time is it?” YOGI:  “You mean now?” This always makes me think of Salutation To the Dawn the ancient sanskrit poem. Listen to the salutation to the dawn, Look...

JumpStart – A.N.T.s

Podcast You are a combination of your actions, thoughts, and emotions. If you change any one of these, the other two will change. Seems like life should be pretty easy then, right? No, we have ants in our brain. Automatic Negative Thoughts...

JumpStart – Why You Need Waves

Podcast This morning as I walked out onto the dock and looked down into the bay, I caught myself saying aloud, “I’ve never seen the bay so still.” Settling in on a bench with Teddy in my lap, coffee in my hand, and dawn breaking before me...

JumpStart – Lie-abilities

Podcast My friend Dan Murphy is an awesome radio announcer. His golden voice has been gracing Seattle’s airwaves for four decades but a commonly held belief almost prevented Dan from his success. You see, Dan was born blind and the “common...

JumpStart – As You “So”, You Reap

Podcast Decades ago, I heard the wise Earl Nightingale say in one of his recordings that, “Superlatives are diminutives” and his words are even more true today than back then. Seriously, have you noticed how polarized our speech has...

JumpStart – A Taste of Baroque

Podcast If you’re finding it difficult to relax, try my little secret. Engage 2 of your senses in something relaxing simultaneously. For example, listen to Baroque classical music while burning incense. Drink mint tea while taking a bath....

JumpStart – A Memorial

Podcast Where were you on the morning of September 11, 2021? You remember, right? Of course you remember, we all do. I was sitting in a prayer class in ministerial school. After the news was broken to us that a plane had just crashed into...

JumpStart – Sim Me

Podcast Sim City is a mega-popular video game wherein you get to build a city and all of its infrastructure. And it occurred to me that we are all playing a video game-like experience wherein we all create a virtual life that we get to...

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