Episode 079: What Steals Joy…and How to Get It Back

In this third episode about starting your 2.x life with joy, we’re looking at 5 joy-stealers, as well as ways to prevent joy from eroding out from under you.  And if you find your joy bank account running low, this episode will help you make deposits to get the balance healthy again.

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Hello. Your Life is Calling.

Has your heart ever tried to tell you something and you didn’t listen?  What about your body?  Well, if you’ve been reading this blog for very long, you know that both my heart and  body were trying to communicate with me, and I didn’t hear it.  I was too busy working.  Too busy “getting it done”.

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Until I couldn’t any more.  My body simply quit working.  I had no choice but to listen.

Episode 078: How to Measure Your Life

We've been exploring how to live Life 2.x – how to iterate your way through life.  Today’s episode is related but different.  It’s unplugged.  Raw.  Why?  Leighton Phraner, my voice teacher for 35 years, recently died.  That got me thinking about how we measure our success – the true measure of a life well lived.  This episode is dedicated to him.

Leighton Phraner

Leighton Rand Phraner

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Episode 077: How to Practice Joy

Today we’re continuing our Life 2.x series in how to iterate your way to a second life.  Where do we start?  With joy.  On today’s episode, we’ll discover how to practice joy, especially when it doesn’t come naturally.

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Life is worth celebrating.

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Episode 076: Start With Joy

If you want to create a new life, or even a small reboot, where do you start?  With a vision?  A plan?  Not exactly.  You start by living the life you already have with joy.  True joy comes not from our circumstances, but from inside.  On this episode we’ll discuss three important reasons to start with joy.

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Episode 075: Not Found Your Purpose?

Have you wondered what your purpose is?  Maybe even tried to find it?  And nothing seems like “it”?  Me too.  On today’s episode we’re talking about how to be okay with not knowing, and what to do while we’re searching.

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Episode 074: Promises, Detours, and Roadblocks

Our plans don’t always go according to…well…plan.  Speed bumps, detours, and roadblocks can get in our way.  On this episode we’ll explore how to recognize them for what they are, and work with these disruptions to make our plans actually happen

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Episode 073 – Plans, Prescriptions, Pitfalls, and Pivots

So often we look at other people, and think they have it all together.  Maybe you’ve even thought that about me. (Probably not if you’ve listened to this podcast much.)  But who really knows exactly what to do all the time?  Whose plans work exactly as planned?  So much of life is trying stuff to see if it works…and adjusting when it doesn’t.  On this episode we get real about just how much we can actually know, killing perfectionism once and for all, and the surprising element that all true success shares.

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Episode 072: The Art of Possibility

Do you know that every day you decide what is and isn’t possible?  That your mind tends to follow patterns established by our common ancestry and your own experience?  On today’s episode we explore how you can open your mind and imagination to greater possibility – and then actually do something with it.

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Episode 071: The Secret Success Formula – A + I = P

You’ve heard E=mc² and 1+1 = 2.  Well, now there’s A+I=P.  On this episode you’ll hear why this matters to much to you and your success.

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