The Oatmeal Dove Paradox

Podcast Synopsis Yesterday I concluded my most recent speaking trip by going outside to have breakfast and enjoy yet another gorgeous Phoenix sunrise. It was early morning and I was primed for a good day when things suddenly took a turn...

JumpStart – Your Mental Inch

Podcast We all experience challenging situations. But when we begin to paint ourselves as a victim in any situation, we lose our ability to improve it. It’s as if our own thoughts are conspiring to make things worse. In this JumpStart...

Jumpstart – Nothing but home runs

Podcast Yesterday I sat down to meditate at the big community park here in Key Largo. Afterward, I took a little walk around the park and discovered an old man on one of the baseball fields tossing up a softball, hitting a home run, and...

Jumpstart – Change YOUR Mind

Podcast I once heard someone joke, “my mind is a scary place, I never go there at night and try not to go there alone.” Everyone has limiting, negative, self-defeating thoughts and for most of us, they run habitually through our minds. In...

Jumpstart – The “Other” Shift

Podcast The movie “The Big Short” is a great explanation of the housing collapse of ‘08 and the powerful ensemble cast in the movie are excellent. In one scene, Steve Carrell’s character enters a group therapy session late and begins...

Jumpstart – A Little is Better Than a Lot

Podcast When I was a kid, I wanted to play the drums but my mother, however, insisted we all learn to play piano first before moving on to other instruments. My teacher Miss Nell required a practice journal at each lesson -- I hated the...

Jumpstart – Anchors

Podcast One of my all-time favorite quotations is from the French poet Collete, “I lived a wonderful life, it’s too bad I didn’t realize it at the time.” Do you ever long to go back and enjoy something now lost to you?Do you feel like life...

Jumpstart – Everybody’s a grape

Podcast Remember the California Raisins? They were claymation commercial characters promoting raisins from California to the world dancing to “Heard it through the grapevine.” (Really great marketing if I remember it all these years,...

Jumpstart – Staying Positive

Podcast Do you consider yourself to be a positive or a negative person? Positive people are upbeat, energized, forward-moving, and attract opportunities that support their goals. In this JumpStart learn: The one thing all positive people...

Jumpstart – Change Targets

Podcast During World War II, Winston Churchill endured incredible stress as he tried to liberate the allies from the encroachment of Germany. Every day he made life and death situation and the pressure was in calculable. However, Churchill...

Jumpstart – Onward, Forward

Podcast One of the things I love about speaking in Indianapolis, IN is going to the Rhythm! Discovery Center in downtown, which is an interactive museum about drums and drumming. There behind glass, you’ll get to see one of the actual...

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