4 Ways to Embrace Positivity

motivation podcast Nov 13, 2019

Today, I want to talk to you about positivity. More specifically, I want to give you four ways, four big ideas on how you can embrace positivity and reject negativity.

Now number one, this probably comes as absolutely no surprise to you: stop watching the news. Now when I say stop watching the news, I don't just mean your local news or Fox News or CNN or MSNBC. I mean, all news everywhere, including social media.

So you know, when you go to the trending tab on Twitter, you look at the trending stuff on Facebook. No news.

You know you shouldn't do this, but I know you're like, does he really say no news? Yes. No news. I have been doing this for about six weeks now and let me tell you, just a couple days after I started my news fast, holy macaroni, I felt so much better. Better attitude, more productivity.

Now I don't want you to stop just there at stop watching the news. You have friends at work, and who you hang out with who say, "hey, did you hear what happened in Washington? Did...

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The Power of Motivation - Mark Terrell

podcast Nov 12, 2019

After 30 years of building, running and selling a family retail business, Mark Terrell had time to reflect on what went well and what not so well. He realized that he was unprepared for leadership so he set out to find what he should’ve been doing. Mark now helps what he calls The Reluctant Leaders of the World with the mindset, process, and skills needed to leave a lasting legacy.

In this episode, we discuss how to get motivated when you aren't and how to solve the problem of being motivated at a conference.

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Every Day Means Every Day

August 29, 2017.

That's the day I began my run streak. When I committed to running at least one mile every day for the rest of my life.

But let me go back to August 25-29. When Hurricane Harvey was pounding the Houston area with over 51 inches of rain.

During the storm, when there was water everywhere, I happened upon an article on Runners World's website titled something along the lines of, "What I Learned From Running At Least One Mile a Day Every Day For 250 Days".

After I read the article, I got inspired and thought, "I can do that".

And as soon as Harvey left and my street drained of the water (fortunately, our house was not flooded), I began my run streak.

On November 6, 2019...I hit 800 days.

Eight. Hundred. Days!

And in case you're wondering, I posted this article on November 7th and the streak is still alive: 801 days.

Some people, over the years, have suggested I take a day off.

Um, excuse me? What part of "every day" don't you understand?

I don't run to maintain my...

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The Power of Emotions - Purdeep Sangha

podcast Nov 07, 2019

Purdeep is widely known as “The Mentor For Men In Business” and teaches men how to win in business & life. His personal mission is to help men live more fulfilling lives, have passionate relationships and raise happy families. As an entrepreneur, husband and father, Purdeep knows exactly how tough it can be to balance a successful business with a happy family. After studying and working with some of the most successful men for two decades, Purdeep has developed a proprietary system showing men how to unlock their full potential to become limitless.

In this episode, we talk about the power emotions have on not only your success but in your everyday life.


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5 Distractions and 5 Solutions

podcast Nov 06, 2019

Distractions are everywhere in our world today. If you were to stop and make a record of every distraction you dealt with throughout your day, that’s all you would do.

I’ve identified five of the biggest distractions that nearly everyone deals with. If you’re not part of the worldwide web, not only are you not reading these words, but you don’t deal with at least three of the five. But you still, well, what am I saying…you’re not even reading this article!

For the rest of the world, here are my top five distractions and one solution for each. Of course, there are more solutions but I wanted to give you one solution to each so you could get started.


In case you’re not aware, social media is designed to keep you on whatever platform forever. Or at least until you die. And perhaps even after that.

It is a big part of our lives, no doubt.

Before I give you my solution, there are two aspects to using social media:

  • Consuming...
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How to Move the Ball in Your Life with Jen Garrett

podcast Nov 05, 2019

Jen is the author of Move the Ball and high-performance expert who helps people and companies move the ball forward in business and in life. Jen does this by using frameworks and lessons from the sport of American football, coupled with her experience as an Army lawyer and working in executive-level positions in multiple Fortune 100 companies. Jen also works with professional athletes and military service members to be successful both on and off the field.

In this episode, we discuss strategies on how you can move the ball in your life.


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A Powerful Conversation About LinkedIn With Teddy Burriss

podcast Oct 31, 2019

Teddy Burriss transitioned from a serial IT Professional to a Social Media Strategist focused on using LinkedIn as a business tool back in 2010. Today, beyond the LinkedIn training and coaching he provides entrepreneurs, small to medium business owners and enterprise teams, he is also a Leadership Coach and Volunteer Career Coach.

Being effective on LinkedIn is not difficult once you know how and a big strategy that Teddy shares is to make your content TRUHE. So much gold on this episode. Listen, apply and win.

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Stop Trusting Your Brain and Be More Productive

podcast Oct 30, 2019

As a productivity expert, I have a lot of tips for how to become more productive. But without a doubt, my #1 tip is to help your brain by capturing everything you need to remember to do someplace…immediately.

Why is it so important to capture thoughts immediately?

You’ve probably heard of Murphy’s Law: whatever can go wrong, will. But my productivity version of this is: that which you need to remember the most is the first thing you’ll forget.

Am I saying that you’ll always forget these important things? Of course not. But what I am saying is that the risk is there. Why take a chance?

Here are four ideas for helping your brain out so that your productivity doesn’t suffer.


Whenever any idea pops into your brain, I want you to capture it either in a dedicated notebook or a planner immediately. I can’t say this strongly enough: don’t wait to do this. The longer you wait, the likelihood...

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Mindsets, Scooby-Doo and You - Joshua Reid

podcast Oct 24, 2019

Joshua is a Transformational Mindset Coach and Business Consultant. He has over 25 years of study, practice and teaching in Personal Development, Mind and Body Coherence, Leadership Cultivation and Optimal Mindset Development. 

On this episode: what mindsets are, defined versus undefined, getting in our own way, lessons from Scooby-Doo and exercise to help you discover yourself.

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How to be Productive When Working Remotely

podcast Oct 23, 2019

A May 2018 study by Zug, a Switzerland-based serviced office provider IWG found that 70 percent of professionals work remotely at least one day a week, while 53 percent work remotely for at least half of the week.

A survey by Global Workplace Analytics and FlexJobs indicates that remote work has grown 91% over the last 10 years, and 159% over the last 12 years.

There’s working from home and there’s working from home and being productive. There is a difference.

Here are seven ideas for how to be productive while working remotely.


If you went to work at a “real job” (whatever that means) in a corporate office, you’d have a dedicated area in which to work. This may be an office, a cubicle or an area.

You need the same for when working remotely – like at home.

This could be a spare bedroom converted into an office or a corner of a room such as a dining room or kitchen.

Why this is important: it’s a mindset thing....

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