Episode 044 – The Fred Factor: Turning an Unnoticed Job Into Art

Have you ever known someone so good at what they did it was like watching an artist?  Even when the thing they did would normally be considered unnoticeable?  Listen to Mark Sanborn’s description of his former postal carrier Fred, and learn how you can be a Fred – whatever you do.

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Do the Hustle – NOT!

What do you do when you feel called to do something, when something is burning in your heart, and you work like crazy…and then it isn’t working?  At least the way you think it should?  What do you do when you’re weary and discouraged, and begin to question yourself?  What do you do?

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Do you press harder?  Voice your doubts?  Change something?  Quit? 

Episode 043 – Good Fences Make Good Neighbors – “Boundaries” by Henry Cloud

You’ve heard the expression, good fences make good neighbors.  What is it about those fences that helps keep the relationship with our neighbors good? On this episode we explore the benefits of boundaries as we talk about Boundaries by Henry Cloud.

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Night of the Living Dead

My husband Jerry was a huge fan of horror movies.  In fact, his entire family was.  Me?  Not so much.  Which translated means, “they completely freak me out”.  The classic movie “Night of the Living Dead” was one of Jerry’s favorites.  I couldn’t watch it past the first few minutes.

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Imagine my horror when I actually felt as though I had become one of them…the living dead.

Episode 042 – Slogans, Symbols, and Story – The Confidence Game

A powerful story pulls us inside its world, reaching the emotions and suspending rational thought. To persuade, inspire, and…to con us.  Listen to hear how and why it works so well.

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A Mountain Road, A Motorcycle, No Guardrails

Fear gripped us as we started down the mountain.  We were in Arizona on a motorcycle tour.  The others were more experienced riders, and used to the terrain out west.  We were used to riding rolling hills with trees and shrubs on the side of the road.  Here were sharp switchbacks and a steep drop-off to the right.

NOTE:  This is the straight part of the road.  No one took pictures on the switchbacks.

NOTE: This is the straight part of the road. No one took pictures on the switchbacks.

One false move and we could go hurtling off the side into the abyss below.