JumpStart – The Tao of Pooh

Podcast Who doesn’t love the wisdom of Winnie The Pooh, right? “Cottleston, Cottleston, Cottleston Pie, A fly can’t bird but a bird can fly. Ask me a question and I will reply: Cottleston, Cottleston, Cottleston Pie.” In “The Tao of Pooh”...

JumpStart – Before You Compose a Response

Podcast Have you noticed just how wrong some conventional wisdom can be? For example, the idea of “don’t just sit there, do something!” has caused lots of people problems because often hyperactivity is counterproductive. The way I like to...

JumpStart – Stressed Out in Chillsville

Podcast As you know, I’ve been gone for a couple of weeks and it’s good to be back with you again. So, you’ve heard the analogy of the frog in the water, right? If you turn up the heat underneath the water slowly, the frog will boil to...

JumpStart – Enrage and Engage

Podcast In a normal year, there is an average of 150 in-flight incidents involving unruly passengers on airplanes. But in just the last 4 months, there have been…get this: 1,300 such incidents and they’re increasing daily to the point that...

JumpStart – Phrases to release

Podcast Over the last month or so I’ve been watching the words that pop up in my mind as I’m approaching any new task from learning a new software program to playing pickleball. And these phrases are so automatic that I don’t realize that...

Jumpstart – Coaching

Podcast As you may know, I’m addicted to the TV show Ted Lasso starring Jason Sudekis. Well, recently I’ve gotten hooked on Friday Night Lights  starring Kyle Chandler. One is a show about British football (soccer) and the other is...

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...

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