ReLaunch - NEVER GIVE UP on Your Possibilities

She was once a teen-mom struggling in poverty. Successful business coach Amber Hurdle shares many tips on how she positioned herself to success.

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Amber Hurdle is an ICF-certified coach and longtime hospitality and mass-communications professional. She takes her experience of working with celebrities, record labels and Fortune 500 companies and translates that success to small businesses, all over the world, through her coaching and training. She effortlessly combines online and offline strategies to help her clients get out of the whirlwind, implement plans and translate their efforts into cash flow, while having tons of FUN doing it!

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This successful podcast coach was once divorced, bankrupted and in a job he did not like. Founder of "School of Podcasting" David Jackson shares his story.

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If the possibility of having a podcast is part of your relaunch strategy, you don’t want to miss this show.

The DEAN of podcasting, David Jackson, is our guest.

He's the go-to guy for creating and growing your show, and turning it into a viable and relevant piece of your business.

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Other podcast coaches and programs we fully believe in and have trained under.

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Actress Yvette Freeman (nurse "Adams" in ER) shares her weight loss story and her idea of "adding youth to your age" and pursuing the life you love.

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Our guest, award-winning actress Yvette Freeman, is probably best known for playing the role of Nurse Haleh Adams, for all 15 seasons, on the NBC drama ER.  Additionally, she has guest-starred on over a dozen TV shows and motion pictures. More recently, she has just been nominated by SAG, for her role as Irma in Orange is the New Black, and is currently seen in the National Progresso Soup ad, as the old white haired lady! With her great singing voice, she’s won numerous awards from local theaters in Los Angeles to off-Broadway, for her performance in the play “Dinah Was” - recreating the role of Dinah Washington. In addition, she added director to her credits, with several short films.

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She was once house-bound with fear. Women of Faith speaker Patsy Clairmont shares how she overcame anxiety and how the brokenness of our lives is valuable.

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Patsy Clairmont is a bookish woman who loves words with a penchant for dark chocolate sorbet. Ever since spelling bees in grade school, childhood Scrabble games and her current addiction with Words with Friends, she has been known to spell it out; to say it like it is.

Much to her surprise, she has written a stack of books, which continues to fuel  her passion for the printed page. Nothing pleases her more than to share her faith through laughter and tears and to encourage others to flourish.

Take a peek at her growing library collection. (Twirl, Catching Fireflies, Stained Glass Hearts, All Cracked Up, and many other titles.)

Patsy Clairmont is one of the founding speakers of the Woman of Faith movement and former agoraphobic.

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After divorce, he became "aimless" and started drinking. Indie author Beem Weeks shares his story of getting sober and publishing his first book in his 40s.

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This Michigan native and father of two grown children released his debut novel, Jazz Baby, in 2012.

He has recently published a collection of short stories entitled Slivers of Life.

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"Facing the Giant" actress Shannen Fields shares her career path and how she was able to "do it afraid" and achieve her dreams - a story of God and Faith.

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Actress, producer, model & inspirational speaker Shannen Fields was born and raised in a small southern town where life was simple and sweet. Despite those small town roots, her childhood dreams and desires were to do something in life that was much larger than herself.

In 2006, her God-sized dreams were realized in her feature film debut, Facing the Giants.

In 2009 she had the privilege of traveling to Australia to film Suing the Devil alongside accomplished actor Malcolm McDowell. Shannen has also worked on additional feature films such as Rumors of Wars , My Name is PaulLet the Lion Roar, Love Covers All, Adopted, and many others.

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Divorced, lost business income... Jeff Goldberg, an award-winning sales professional, was once stuck. He shares story of grieving loss, rebuilding success.

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Jeff is the co-author of two books, “Leverage Your Laziness!” (an Amazon Best Seller) and “How to Be Your Own Coach” and is also a partner at The Entrepreneur Center on Long Island where he’s a Business Growth Strategist and heads up the Corporate Training Division.

 

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Jeff Goldberg is an award-winning sales professional with 4 decades of sales, sales management, training & consulting experience. He has had the opportunity to teach, coach, mentor and speak internationally in front of tens of thousands of sales professionals, ranging from financially successful veterans to the most junior new hires in a diverse array of industries.

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Cena Block, the founder of Sane Spaces, shares her career transition from corporate and how she became a guru in helping busy moms to get organized.

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Check out Cena's book Time to Toss It: Get uncluttered and organized

The resource Cena mentioned (and we use too!) ASANA

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Cena Block is the founder of "Sane Spaces" and creator of the Time & Space Style Inventory (TSSI™). As a small business systems strategist, radio host, speaker, and author, Cena helps smart, savvy moms-on-a-mission who are short on time, gain clarity, get organized, systematize workflows, and get support so they can create profit within part time hours! Her ideal client struggles to balance four key priorities: her drive to succeed, the pull to support her growing family’s needs, the desire to create a profitable and sustainable business, and still work on her own flexible terms!

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Modeling coach Aaron Marcus shares his own career path and insights on the business of acting & modeling: getting those jobs might be easier than you think!

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Transformational coach and creation expert, Boni Lonnsburry, shares her struggle - "loneliness, despair and hopelessness" and show she turned it around.

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Startup guru Evo Terra shares his own entrepreneurial story, and his insights on the truth and myth of business success for the modern day startups.

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Check out some of Evo's titles - Making Killer Google+ ProfilesThe Beer DietWriting Awesome Book Blurbs, and Podcasting for Dummies 2nd ed.

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Katie Krimisos from "Biz Women Rock" shares her story of starting up after leaving corporate and the journey she took to attract true love and success.

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Katie Krimitsos is the Founder of the Biz Women Rock podcast, a show that highlights the business journeys of savvy women from all over the world.  She provides education, support and collaboration opportunities to the thriving online BWR community!  Katie also runs a local community of entrepreneurs called the Tampa Bay Business Owners with her husband Chris.  She’s a lover of travel, animals (she has two pet parrots) and the water!

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This dynamic couple launched "Go for No". Speaker, sales trainer Richard Fenton Shares their startup story and a "Ghost Story" book they launched recently.

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Check out their "Ghost Story"  - Think Life is Precious Now? Just Wait Until You're Dead! Onyx Webb: A Supernatural Soap Opera ("It's fundamentally about a woman who has died. She lives in a lighthouse and she watches people who are alive sleep walking through their lives, not paying attention to what they're doing, wishing their time away. Not taking chances, and it kills her. She would give anything for one more day of life. And she watches people who are just wasting their lives.")

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She didn't feel like a "whole person" for years until she healed from trauma and start to follow her dream to write poems again. Nikki Ann Schmutz shares.

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Nikki Anne Schmutz knew by the age of ten, she wanted to be a writer. She is a poet, novelist, screenwriter and closet singer/songwriter. She is editor-in-chief of Community Orange Magazine, serves as administrator of Writers World Poets Corner Facebook group and is the poetry editor for Eat Sleep Write.

She also reads poetry on the Eat Sleep Write podcast, "Voices of the Writers". She lives in Utah with her husband, four kids and two poodles.

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Nikki's poetry collection - In Speaking Of...: a Poetic Journey from Dark to Light

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Daytime drama "General Hospital" actress Lilly Melgar shares her acting journey and her story of relearning self-love and enjoying what she does again. 

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Our guest today, the amazing & delightful Lilly Melgar, began her broadcasting career hosting a show named Tu Musica, on UnivisionShe then was featured on the cover of Latin Cosmopolitan, while hosting other shows on Univision and Telemundo. She made television history when she was written in to play opposite Ricky Martin on General Hospital, making them the first Latino couple ever on daytime TV. Since then, she's gone on to play numerous roles in front of and behind the camera. Currently, she co-hosts a fun, top-rated show, called Soap Box.

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Jon Acuff, the famous author of "Stuff Christians Like" and "Quitter" gives practical tips for closing the gap between your day job and dream job.

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Our guest today, Bev Flaxington, is a two-time best-selling and Gold-award winning author, an accomplished entrepreneur, consultant and college professor. But more importantly, she has cracked the code on human behavior. In her book, Make Your SHIFT, she lays-out the five most powerful moves you can make to get to where you want to be. She also shares them on the show.

Another must-have title from Bev - Understanding other People: The Five secrets to human behavior

More about our guest - Bev has created a number of successful approaches for changing human behavior and helping companies reach higher levels of excellence, including the Sales Effectiveness Model, the S.H.I.F.T. Model™ and the Five Secrets to Successful Selling™.

She is a frequent speaker and contributor to articles on the subjects of sales, marketing, behavioral issues, employee and career issues, effective time management and dealing with difficult people.

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Medical school opportunities turned into a park-bench reality, as the second-year student dropped out to find himself broke and homeless. However, as he shares on the show, his education continued in a very non-traditional way - people started showing up in his life to pour into him what he couldn't get from academic and clinical settings. He tells a heart-warming story of how a policeman, after waking him up on a park bench, left a ten dollar bill for him to find, just so he would be able to eat breakfast.

Understanding things at a new level, including his own challenges, he was able to return to finish-up what he had begun.

On the show, author of From Fatigued to Fantastic and Real Cause, Real Cure: The 9 root causes of the most common health problems and how to solve them, Dr. Jacob Teitelbaum debunks folklore, conventional wisdom and accepted truths, to offer a more holistic approach to health and wellness.

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She won gold medals, changed careers, battled cancer. The most decorated woman in US gymnastics history, Shannon Miller on how to set and achieve goals.

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Playing in the snow with his teenage friends took a near-tragic twist, when he decided to ride down the slippery slope by himself. The speed of the sled, boxtop, or whatever it was he was piloting, came to an abrupt stop, when he plowed into a tree, fracturing his skull, plunging him into a coma.

The reason his injury is relevant to today’s show is because of what took place after the accident - The communication and cognitive restructuring, that was part of his own healing, is what helped him become a sought-after expert in his field. Said another way - By solving his own problem, he has become equipped and able to provide rock-solid solutions for others.

Author of Power Cues: The Subtle Science of Leading Groups, Persuading Others, and Maximizing Your Personal Impact, Dr. Nick Morgan is one of America’s top communication theorists and coaches.

More about our guest - A passionate teacher, Nick is committed to helping people find clarity with their thinking and ideas – and then delivering them with panache. He has been commissioned by Fortune 500 companies to write for many CEOs and presidents. He has coached people to give Congressional testimony, to appear on the Today Show and to deliver unforgettable TED talks.

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Nothing like a little bit of Weird Science to kick off the week. One of the things I learned from speaking with today's guest, the amazing actress Kelly Le Brock, is that she was hired at the very last minute to play the fantasy character, Lisa. With limited movie-making experience at the time (The Woman in Red was her first),  she was flown in, with the clear understanding that she had only two days to commit her lines to mastery.

Not only did she live up to the cinematic expectations of John Hughes and company, her performance, along with the shenanigans of Anthony Michael Hall, Robert Downey Jr, Bill Paxton and others, has made the movie a teenage classic.

The show, with Kelly, is not about the glitz and glamour of Hollywood or red carpet treatment, it's about being courageous in the battle, believing in your abilities and chasing what you believe you were called to do.

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Mel Robbins, host of Robbins Rundown and author of Stop Saying You’re Fine, cuts to the chase to give practical wisdom and guidance. Her raw, fearless approach focuses on results over reasons and intention over excuses.

(Excerpt from Mel’s best-selling book – Stop Saying You’re Fine.)

"Every day you’re bombarded with images of people doing better than you. There is an endless stream of reality shows selling the fantasy that somewhere out there are celebrity trainers, designers, and talent scouts helping people just like you lose weight, spice up their wardrobes, or launch music careers.

Of course, you know this isn’t how the world actually works.

No, you don’t have a reality show or Hollywood team doing everything for you – but you don’t need them. You are very powerful when you put your mind to it.

Everything you need to live the life you want is right there at your fingertips. You can be healthier, more confident, happier and have a greater level of success. You can shrink the gap between the life you want and the life you lead, until it doesn’t exist at all."

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Although working his way into a high paying gig in his 20s, his self-worth suffered.  The validation from others and his work, became his only identity. Functional at work, he turned his emotions inward, against himself, and began using drugs. Living "unconsciously" as he calls it, the go-getter and difference-maker he used to know, was fading fast, with not much more than a shadow taking its place. The overdose that should have taken him down, actually gave him the opportunity to begin again, to get it right. Host of Game Time Movement, Andy Zitzman talks about recovery, self-love and finding your way back.

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She earned her biology degree, turning it into a six-figure-a-year sales career in cardiac medicine. She built her own home with shelves of trophies, trinkets and awards, she had racked up over her twenty-year career. And then, life happened; her positive outlook turned into survival mode - her parents had passed and she had a million dollars stolen from her in a banking ponzi scheme, courtesy of Bernie Madoff.

When I read a vignette of her story in the international bestseller Unwavering Strength, it was all the confirmation I needed. As Deb drove her mom back and forth to her radiation and chemo treatments, she learned at a much deeper level, how to pray, connect, and discover.

On the show, author of The Sky is Green and the Grass is Blue, Deb Scott talks about finding faith, living in gratitude and how you can turn an upside-down- world, right-side-up.

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More about our guest - Deb is a motivation and lifestyle consultant, specializing in working with business and corporate environments to transform poor interpersonal dynamics and low-energy groups into high-powered, successful, dynamic teams.

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If you’ve seen the movie "Facing the Giants", you'll be able to relate to the story of struggle and heartache, faced by Zechariah and his wife. In the film, Coach Grant Taylor (Alex Kindrick) and his wife Brooke (played by actress Shannon Fields), were facing the frustration of not being able to get pregnant and have a child. Throughout the story, the two main characters grew in their relationships with each other, with others and with God. The movie turns a climactic corner, once the male lead (Taylor), reaches desperation and surrenders, fully, his will to God.

Similarly, Zechariah (today's guest) and his wife struggled to have children. Unlike the characters in the movie, they weathered through four pregnancies, losing all of them at different developmental stages. Their climactic turning point came when they began to shift their mindset from what could have been, to what is now coming. They did something phenomenal - They started preparing to receive God's blessing.

As the movie drew to a close, you could see the dad (Taylor) playing with his little boy, while a pregnant wife looked on lovingly. Today, in Zechariah's home, he and his wife now have three. He joins us on ReLaunch and shares how his hope was restored and how the experience changed how he runs business.

Here's a blog that covers the three steps for restoring hope he talks about on the show.

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More on our guest - Zechariah has owned and operated two Figaro’s Pizza restaurants since 2004, growing sales by 3x their initial annual sales. He writes and speaks on restoring significance to one's life and on finding and pursuing a calling. Everything he puts his hands to comes from a place of restoration.

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In January, 1993, while still a teenager, today's guest was being fingerprinted at the White House, by the FBI.  It wasn’t because she was a security risk or up to any trouble (that we know of). She was applying for a volunteer position in Bill Clinton’s White House.

(On the show, Laura Schwartz shares how you can climb to the top by using the networking power of social events.)

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As an unpaid phone handler and call screener, she recognized the opportunity being presented and that for her to seize it, was completely her own responsibility.  Often the first one in and the last one gone, she got her shot at an entry-level administrative position. From there she climbed to Midwest press secretary, then director of television, finally landing a pinnacle role, as director of events, where she coordinated and produced the president’s events on the world’s stage.

She has since gone on to be a recognized expert and political commentator for Fox NewsCNN and, pretty much, everywhere else.

She was named as one of the best keynote speakers by Meetings and Conventions Magazine.

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Joining us on the show is, Dondi Scumaci, powerhouse speaker, contemporary thought leader and author. She shared valuable tips for career success in the corporate workplace.

Today's show begins with our guest telling a delightful story of her overseas trip to Africa. It involves , wild monkeys, an early morning wake-up call, five-star tent dwelling, and packets of sugar.

Dondi's ReLaunch: After twenty plus formative years, while cutting her teeth and honing her skills in the corporate world of finance and leadership, she still didn't know all the answers (no one really ever does) but, she held fast to her faith in God and belief in her own abilities, to step step fully into a business or her own making.

Dondi's books include Career Moves,  Designed For Success: The 10 Commandments for Women in the Workplace,  A Softer Strength: The Six Characteristics of a Powerful Woman of God, and Ready, Set...Grow!,

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Say what you will about this guy, one thing is for sure - he will not leave you guessing.

Known to his fans as The Pitbull of Personal Development®, Larry Winget is one of the country's leading business speakers and a member of the International Speaker Hall of Fame.

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He has over twenty years of experience speaking to nearly 400 of the Fortune 500, sharing his insights and principles in the areas of success, leadership, customer service, sales, and personal finance.

Larry coached families in financial crisis on A&E's reality series Big Spender and he is a featured expert on many television shows, including Fox News, CNBC, and others.

Another bestseller - Your Kids are your own Damn Fault

On the show, he speaks openly and candidly about his midlife crisis, speaking career, and family.

Larry  is the author of other New York Times and Wall Street Journal best sellers, including: People Are Idiots and I Can Prove It!; You’re Broke Because You Want to Be; and It’s Called Work for a Reason! 

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By her own admission, she had the perfect job, for the plan she had at the time. She  went from a secretarial position, at a prestigious law firm in Ohio, to a key team player for political events and fundraising campaigns. And, while her career was going  well, she realized that is was a fast-track to the "safe route", but not where she wanted to be. While leaving her firm was difficult, she knew it was time. "I knew I needed to go out on my own, because it just felt right. I was either going to sink or float and I needed to know which one ASAP, so I could move on to plan B, if needed. But, I haven’t needed it yet."

On the show, video marketing expert and founder of Vlog Boss Studios and Savvy - Sexy - Social, Amy Schmittauer talks about getting past safety and transitioning from full- time salary to entrepreneur.

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Learning how to let go of her arrogance and inability to watch-over and protect the whole world, were lessons that were not easily learned. Like many of us, she thought it was her personal responsibility to make sure everything was done on time, under budget and with absolute perfection - unrealistic expectations that turned into spiritual and emotional unrest.

One of the A'Ha! moments she talks about on the show, relates to the injustice she personally experienced - Things don't happen to us, they happen for us.

Six-time EMMY® Award winning media coach, Shawne Duperon, has taught thousands how to communicate as leaders in business. You have seen her featured in major media outlets and publications including, CNN, ABC, “Inc. Magazine,” and “USA Today", to name just a few. Today, as our ReLaunch! expert, she shares a side, with which you may not be as familiar - her ability to forgive, grieve, and love.

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Bestselling author, Bob Beaudine, wrote the book on how to build, grow and sustain relationships. The Power of Who is a step-by-step plan to help you find your dream, through the power of people you know.

Says Bob - “If it’s meant to be, God puts the people in your path”.

On the show, he shares solid tips and ideas for tapping into vision, voicing your dreams, asking better questions and recognizing your WHO.

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More on Bob > Bob’s firm, Eastman/Beaudine, is one of the leading executive search firms in the world of sports and entertainment. He was once named by Sports Illustrated, as the most influential man in sports you’ve never heard of.

He and his crew have shaped the leadership teams of the NBA, NFL and the National Hockey League. Bob’s experience even reaches into the PGA tour, NASCAR and the Olympics.

 

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After coming-clean with his family and admitting that they had been bleeding money and were now broke, his nine year-old daughter ran to her room and brought to her dad the best solution she could - her piggy bank. And, while I never did ask him how much money she had stashed away in the little plastic money-holder, it didn't matter - it was exactly what was needed to stitch up the problem and help him build a stronger business and home.

On the show, author of The Pumpkin PlanProfit First, and The Toilet Paper Entrepreneur, Mike Michalowicz, shakes up conventional business and bean-counter wisdom to explain how to use the Profit First Formula - a way for businesses to ensure profitability from their very next deposit forward.

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Raised in a small town, in a faith-filled home, she was often singled-out and bullied because of her core beliefs. She didn't care though. As she explains on the show, she had seen miracles happen within her own family (her brother was born dead) and was convicted in what she knew to be true.

"Deathly" afraid of the stage, she felt God's strong tug, pulling her to California and into the world of acting. Knowing what was real for her, she and her husband packed up their few belongings and moved from the heartland of Virginia into a roach-infested apartment. As she explains on the show, she would rather move to CA and be wrong, than to be disobedient to God.

On the show, actress Jen Lilley (also known as Theresa Donovan to her Days of our Lives fans), shares hopeful stories of faith and possibility - Don’t put God in a boxHis plans are bigger than yours.

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To say that today’s guest has a diversity of experience and experiences, is an understatement. She’s worked as a computer programmer, classroom teacher, drug abuse prevention counselor, social worker and union advocate. And, while some may view her career’s journey as an unfocused study in experimentation and course corrections, it gave her a PhD in L.I.F.E., and prepared her perfectly for a rally – a second half rally of coaching, writing, and speaking.

One of the spiciest and sassiest boomer women I know, Inez Bracy joins us on the show to share how she reached a point where she could no longer get out of bed to go to a job she could no longer stand. As she left the unhealthy stability of a place and a paycheck, she didn’t know what she was going to do, but she was absolutely certain about what she was NOT going to to.

Find your way back to yourself. Take a peek at Inez's book - Rejuvenate your Life: 21 days to feel like a woman again

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Driving the military-issue Humvee on late-night patrol, the night-vision goggles he was wearing didn't detect the thin, almost invisible trip wire, stretched across the road. The explosive power of the bomb blast sent the 10,000 pound armored vehicle, along with him and two crew members, through the air and into a ditch. He woke up on Christmas Day in Walter Reed Army Medical Center - His left arm and leg had been amputated from the injuries.

On the show, American hero Noah Galloway, shares how he sank into unhealthy habits, isolation, and depression, until the fateful moment of his decision and Relaunch! As you'll hear him tell it, a hard look in the mirror at the man, husband, and father (three kids) he had become, jolted him into fierce action.

Now, several years later, he is the 2014 Ultimate Men's Health Guy. If you've been to the store lately, you'll see him on the cover of the November issue of Mens Health.

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With more than twenty-five years experience as a nurse, she knew how to handle patients, doctors, treatment plans, and ER situations. It wasn't until an emergency showed up in her own life (ulcers in her throat) that she was moved to find alternatives and remedies that modern science and medicine couldn't offer.

A captain in her own healing journey, she came to understand that the root cause of her condition had not been treated. While the drugs and surgery calmed and quieted the symptoms, they did not bring true healing. On the show, holistic coach Rochelle Forrest, talks about how she found her healing, power, and purpose - Life is playful again!

Follow Rochelle on TwitterFacebookGoogle-plus, and visit her site.

Two Fun Facts - Rochelle unwittingly started coaching people about their health and lives at her clinic, until the doctor told her that she needed to start a coaching practice, because that was what she was doing. He also said that patients were disappointed if they didn’t get to see her.

As she shares on the show, she came across a painting she did when she was just five years old. As it turned out, it was her first vision board.

 

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David Ralph is our guest - he talks about the signs, signals, and symptoms of a stalled career and the need for ReLaunch!

We also have a fun conversation around the future of broadcasting, podcasting, and radio.

 

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Like many ambitious women, Mraci Shimoff set big professional and personal goals for herself - striving for accomplishment, with the common misunderstanding that: I'll be happy when ... Of course there was satisfaction in hitting her numbers and meeting her own expectations, but she wasn't finding what she truly was searching for - happiness.

Science has cracked the happiness code. On the show, celebrated transformational leader and #1 New York Times bestselling author, Marci Shimoff, talks about the difference between being happy for good reason, and Happy for no Reason, giving four simple steps that can change your life.

Other great points Marci covers: 

Why happiness increases success;

Four statements that can reunite families;

How she moved from a D+ to an A- in her own happiness.

Other title to pick up: Love for no Reason and Chicken Soup for the Women's Soul.

Marci Shimoff and our friend Debra Poneman are launching a wonderful program for 2015, Your Year of Miracles. This year (2014), there were more than 1,500 people, from all over the globe, linking arms and growing together. If you need a miracle in your life, Pei and I recommend you register for the complimentary call to see if this is for you.

 

 

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In the midst of a thriving entrepreneurial career (speaking, marketing, consulting), just about any serious health scare (let alone cancer) can cause us to slam on the brakes. When the news came, it forced him to think about things (his family's well-being and legacy) from a different perspective and with a different understanding.  While he now had a built-in excuse for self-pity, slowing down, or giving up, as he enthusiastically explains on the show, to him, cancer was a gift. It caused him to be laser-focused on the work he was here to do and the difference he was here to make. One the show, 7-time bestselling author, Mike Koenigs, talks about how to write a bestseller in record time.

While writing changed his possibilities, life and lifestyle, the how-to steps he mastered, gave him the tools that would empower writers, speakers, coaches, and equip the next wave of bestselling, difference-makers.

We all have at least one book in us. Read Publish and Profit. In it, Mike lays out a 5-step system for how to attract: paying coaching and consulting clients, traffic and leads, product sales, and speaking engagements.

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His dad gave him two unorthodox pieces of parental advice – “Never get a job with benefits”, and “Go to where the action is”. He didn’t want his son to end up trapped in a dead-end job; hanging in there for the promise of lower health insurance premiums, a mild annual cost-of-living raise, and a once-a-year paid vacation. He also knew that, for his son to realize the dream of being a country music performer, being in the right place, would put him with the right people. On the show, Chad Jeffers, is the man on dobro and guitar for Carrie Underwood’s band.

Mistakes for entrepreneurial rookies to avoid: Viewing people in the same field (in his case, musicians, authors, and speakers), as competitors.

Business advice: 1) Have an abundance mentality – realize that there is more than enough to go around; 2) Create alliances with people in the same industry and business; 3) Play with as many people as you can; 4) Push yourself to be better than you were yesterday; 5) Be willing to become part of the fabric of your community.

Immediate action steps (If he were starting over from square one tomorrow) – 1) Keep creating; 2) Find ways to help others and be of service; 3) Make new friends; 4) Create new opportunities.

Get Chad's book - 25 Notes for the Successful Musician: The Ultimate Guide to MAKING IT in the music industry

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A broken marriage left her to raise five kids on her own; the loss of her job compounding the already tough situation she was in. Her instincts took over quickly and her focus shifted immediately to survival. With no time self-care and healing, she scrambled and did what any parent would do - whatever she had to. Within a few days after her termination, her phone began to ring. As it turned out, the relationships she had built and developed through the years, (former coworkers, friends, and clients), were throwing her the lifeline she needed for a single mom ReLaunch! 

While the back-on-her-feet opportunity was available, her commonsense voice cried out "no". After all, she knew very little about running a business, doubted her "capability" and had extremely limited funds ($500).

However, as our guest Shanna Gray explains, God said "yes". And, when she received His answer as confirmation, she felt a warm and secure "bear hug of peace and love".

Trusting God, she found favor with vendors and decision makers and began to build her security business from ground zero.

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It's been said that the best way to learn about yourself is to start a business.

As painful and as heart-wrenching as this experience must have been (I would never pretend to be able to fully understand the range of emotions she went through), the courageconviction, and resourcefulness she tapped into reflects, who she was all along.

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While she learned to tolerate life in front of the camera, her unsatisfying career as a newswoman and an anchor, led her to a dangerous addiction, poor relationships, and low levels of self esteem. She would sometimes sneak away from the TV station early, running away from the job she grew to hate. Her moment of truth (the clarity to leave) came as a literal punch in the face. BAM! And then BOOM to the floor. She was sucker-punched by a victim's family member, whose murder trial she was covering.

Away from an environment that had become toxic, she was able to get clean, healthy, and happy. On the show, Joleene Moody talks about leaving the past behind, stepping into the unknown, and how to start a career shift.

Understanding and embracing her calling, she brings clarity, confidence and direction to individuals, speaks to and motivates crowds, and transforms audiences with her common sense and often comedic approach.

During the Christmas season, 2014, Joleene's first full-length comedy, Visiting Bammy Lewis, will debut at CNY Playhouse in Syracuse, NY.

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If life is a highway, he was on the fast-track - a six figure-a-year salary, a dream car, and unlimited possibilities. As he slid behind the wheel that night, somewhere in another part of the city, someone who had one to many trips to the bar. was fumbling for his keys. Out on the open highway, he hit a cool speed of 70. Driving the wrong way in the same lane, the other driver slammed into him at a combined force of 140 MPH, crushing 11 of his bones and leaving him trapped behind the wheel.

Pronounced dead at the scene by emergency workers (clinically dead for six minutes, in a coma for six days), our guest not only defied the first responders, he refused the diagnosis of paralysis, and defied the logic of the medical community. On the show, bestselling author of The Miracle Morning and Taking Life Head On, Hal Elrod, talks about the two times he hit rock bottom since the accident and how he was able to come back stronger and more confident than before.

This is gold >>> Hal gives the specific details and A, B, Cs of his miracle morning routine - actionable tips that can improve your life immediately.

Need more Hal? Get tons of excellent speeches and free training on Hal's You Tube channel and join him for his Best Year Ever Blueprint!

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Wise beyond her teenage years, she wanted to create something that really meant something. In her own beautiful words - ”I wanted to turn my life into my art. My very existence into a poem." With not much more than a vague dream, high hopes, and a guitar slung over her shoulder, at 18, she left behind everything she knew in her native born country of Sweden - friends, family, and security, in search of herself and her purpose.

After a year in London, wandering, growing, and playing anywhere she could (sometimes crashing in the home's of her fans), she launched her first album, funded entirely from a pledge campaign. Her fans and supporters raised the needed money in only four hours.

On the show is singer, songwriter and author, Charlotte Eriksson, better known as The Glass Child. Charlotte on her life's journey - "This is my story – it’s been a beautiful fight. It still is”.

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It's been about four years since Charlotte made the bold, decisive move to step away from mediocrity and status quo expectations. Since then, she's started her own record label (Broken Glass Records), released 5 EPs and her critically acclaimed debut full-length, I'd Like to Remain a Mystery, had her single, I Will Lead You Home, reach #2 on the Swedish iTunes-chart, was named Breakthrough Indie Artist Of The Year by Lemonade Magazine, and has independently published her first book, Empty Road and Broken Bottles.

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Joking and poking fun at himself on the show, this former, overweight comedian and author, had to fight off the the well-intentioned, beach-front, bystanders, as they desperately tried to haul him back to sea. They had mistaken the family outing for a manatee rescue operation. OK, so maybe it wasn't that bad (although pretty close), when today's guest caught a glimpse of an oceanside picture of himself next to his granddaughter (her in a child's bathing suit, him in a MUCH LARGER ONE). It was the motivational jumpstart he needed to quit super-sizing, get in shape, drop the winter coat, became a triathlete and begin to live Fully Alive.

Thirty years ago, our guest, funny man Ken Davis, was called by The Dallas Morning News "One of the funniest comedians to come down the pike." (Let's pray that he's not only gotten better, but also has some new material.) He's a highly competitive athlete and is a gold medalist in competitive sleeping.

Other titles - Secrets of Dynamic Communication, How to Speak to Youth... And Keep Them Awake at the Same Time, and Is It Just Me?

More about Ken - He is the founder and president of Lighten Up Ministries and is the host of Lighten Up Radio. So far, he's written 12 books, with one that’s been turned into a movie (Fully Alive). His current book project is Lighten Up - a 90-day devotional.

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On the tail-end of a recession, seven years ago, our guest left a successful organization that he helped create. Through his own quiet time and reflection, he realized his season there was over, and that it was time to take his wife’s hand and enter into a new one – this time as the leader and number-one guy.

Gary Barkalow, founder of The Noble heart and author to one of the meatiest books I’ve ever read on purpose and callingIt’s your Call, joins us on the show to share his false-starts, lessons learned, and best ideas for success.

Path of Development – After two years of initial growth for The Noble Heart, finances became tight as business began to dry up. While he had extensive experience in business and in ministry leadership, as the front-man, he was now in unchartered waters, with only himself and his wife Leigh, manning the oars.

Calling it quits (almost) – During one of his lowest moments, he saw a move called Money Ball; Brad Pitt’s character takes on the job of rebuilding the dysfunctional and broke baseball team, the Oakland Athletics. In the movie, the manager realized for his team, what Gary would go on to realize and apply to his organization. (See “AHA moments”)

Advice for people going through career transition: “An important question to ask during major career transition: what was this past experience that’s true of me, that I need to bring into this next thing, even if it looks different on the surface.” He also adds. "Just try it, if it doesn’t work, it prepares you for the next thing you are doing.”

AHA moments – To be a front-runner and to win, you must learn how to play the game differently.

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As the weekend drew to a close, the dread of facing another week, wore-down her emotions and well-being. And, while she was pulling down a six figure salary (not bad for a 24 year old who had bought her first house at 19), the healthy paycheck lost it's appeal, once she realized the unhealthy price she was paying - red eye flights, days away from home and family, and spiritual unrest. Tolerating it for a season, once she decided to have a child, all bets were off. She knew she needed to create her own opportunity, work from home, so she could be available for her husband, son, and self.

Today, she hosts one of the hottest shows in the podcast world today and has interviewed and featured millionaires from many different industries and walks of life. Household names like Guy Kawasaki, Michael Hyatt, Gary Vaynerchuk, Larry Winget, and our good friend Bob Burg -Interviewing and picking their brains, finding out their success secrets, and sharing them with you. Author, keynote speaker, business coach, and host of The Eventual Millionaire, Jaime Tardy shares the life hack that helped her earn more than her corporate pay and the one common theme she's learned from her high-net-worth show guests.

Get Jaime's book - The Eventual Millionaire

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Wouldn't it be great if someone came along to give you the permission to procrastinate? That's exactly what our guest, #1 Wall Street Journal bestselling-author Rory Vaden, is here to do. In fact, his newest book, Procrastinate on Purpose, gives five permissions. 

On the show, expect easy-to-understand, practical solutions for how to multiply your time for productivity and success.

More about our guest - Self-Discipline Strategist Rory Vaden is an award-winning entrepreneur and business leader. He Co-Founded Southwestern Consulting™, a multi-million dollar global consulting practice that helps clients in more than 14 countries drive educated decisions with relevant data. 

He's the world’s leader on defining the psychology around modern day procrastination, called Priority Dilution™ - in fact, he coined the term.

He speaks and consults on how to say no to the things that don’t matter; and yes to the things that do.

His client list includes companies and groups such as: Cargill, The Million Dollar Roundtable, P&G, True Value, YPO, Wells Fargo Advisors, Land O’Lakes, Novartis, and hundreds more. His insights have recently been featured on/in: Fox News, CNN, Wall Street Journal, Fast Company, Inc, Fortune, and the New York Times.

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It was a tremendously moving experience for him - He was sitting by his step-father's bedside, during his last days, where he saw a vision of his own funeral. It was a sobering jolt that quickly caught his full attention and straightened out some of the ideas and beliefs, by which he was living.  As he explains openly on the show, for most of his working life, money was his target and "the almighty dollar" was the bull's eye.

Author of What is your What and Journey to You, New York Times bestselling author Steve Olsher, shares ideas and tips for finding what you were born to do and how to transition into it.

Ready to find your "what" and make a difference? Get on his mailing list and get What is your What? for free.

More about Steve: America's Reinvention Expert - He has been called “an innovative, engaging and empowering presenter, who tells it like it is.” Transforming audiences around the globe, his message is - “We are each born with an inherent blueprint that we must heed, in order to make an extraordinary difference in our life and the lives of others” .

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The mixed messages and confusing situations she experienced during childhood and in two unsuccessful marriages, led to feelings of loneliness, depression, and an it's just not worth it, desperation attitude. Almost homeless at one point, she had tricked herself into believing that when ANYTHING goes wrong, it's ALL her fault.

It wasn't until she decided to go public with her flaws that she experienced a breakout, a breakthrough, and liberation. On the show, author of Create your Sacred Personal Text, trauma and recovery coach, Bobbi Parish talks about standing in her imperfection.

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Bobbi Parish is the cofounder of the No More Shame ProjectNo More Shame Publishing, and Trauma Recovery University.

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An entrepreneur with an optimistic viewpoint (a great and very practical combination) he waded through 11 business failures while racking up five-figures of debt.

Unwavering from his overall goal of selling a business by age 30, he persevered, fought hard, and made it a reality.

With money in his pocket and an apartment full of expensive accessories, he stepped out onto his balcony and began to weep - realizing that even with a beefed-up bottom line, he still wasn't happy.

Host of Life on Fire, the #1 "entrepreneurial inspiration" show on iTunes, Nick Unsworth joins in and shares the key ingredients that helped him find true success in wealthrelationships, and spirituality.

Follow Nick on TwitterFacebook, Google-Plus, and visit Life on Fire.

Nick Unsworth is a serial entrepreneu and business coach.  As CEO of Life on Fire, his mission is to inspire the masses to do what they love, relentlessly pursue their passion, and live the dream.  Nick sold a business by 30 years old, coached over 1,750 entrepreneurs, and consulted clients including NY Times Best Selling Author John Assaraf, Keller Williams Real Estate, Safeco Insurance, and many more.

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Howard Partridge grew up on welfare in Mobile, Alabama. He arrived in Houston, Texas on a Greyhound bus with 25 cents in his pocket. At 23, he started his first business out of the trunk of his car and built it up to a multi-million dollar enterprise.

Howard is the exclusive small business coach for the Zig Ziglar Corporation and teaches small business owners, around the the world, how to STOP being a SLAVE to their business.

Entrepreneurial Rookie Mistakes: Becoming a technician rather than an entrepreneur – spending more time working in the business rather than on the business. You can’t grow BIG trying to do it all yourself.

What contributed the most to his success: 1) Clarity of vision; 2) Building relationships; 3)Positioning; 4) His willingness to learn and be a student of business.

 Best business advice: The one and only reason your business exists is to be a vehicle for your life’s goals. Once you’re clear on your goals, you’ll have clarity on how to design and guide your business.

Phenomenal business ideas for aspiring entrepreneurs: 1) Start part time; 2) Understand how your business will be built; 3) Begin immediately building your list of prospects.

Get Howard’s books: The 5 Secrets of a Phenomenal Business and The 7  Secrets of a Phenomenal L.I.F.E.

Immediate action step (If he were starting over from square one tomorrow): Find the person or company that is already working with the clients he wants, and then offer to serve. A perfect example of this is what he did with the Ziglar corporation. He understood that the kind of clients he wanted were already with Zig. He then offered to help (no strings or expectations). The result was, he was invited in. Howard is now the exclusive small business coach for Ziglar.

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As her college classroom peers hoped to find something that would trigger their future direction and possibilities, her teachers saw something that would give her the guidance toward a fulfilling and profitable tomorrow. (It's amazing how people can see things in us, that we have either been blind to or haven't assigned value to, as yet.) As it turned out, her profs approached her with the idea of having her coach another teacher, to help him learn how to present the material in a more compelling, memorable, and influential way.

She has personally interviewed and researched CIA agents, undercover law enforcement, con-artists, human intelligence officers, interrogators, trial attorneys, and many other individuals who are highly skilled at influencing people during critical moments.

On the show, self-confessed influence junkie, Shari Alexander, shares findings, ideas, and tips for how to be more influential in business and work life. 

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No surprise here - as an up-and-coming entrepreneur, he had a different philosophy and style than his boss. He was a corporate guy, a manager, struggling to make a difference, but losing a little of himself at the same time. While it probably didn't feel like a blessing at the time, the straw that broke the corporate camel's back was actually liberating, giving him the opportunity to finally live up to his own potential.

On the show, personal trainer, weight loss expert, and host of Tips of the Scale, Sam Lomeli, shares steps he took after his job loss, how he found his business idea and ways that he stayed positive during the startup.

He also explains how he gained control over his own destiny and, like any father, left a legacy for his son.

Follow Sam on TwitterFacebookGoogle-plus, and subscribe to Tips of the Scale.

About his show

Tips of the Scale is a podcast celebrating the weight loss success stories of real people from around the world, discussing the challenges they faced on their weight loss journeys.

Sam also interviews health & fitness experts who share their favorite tips, common weight loss myths, and their knowledge and expertise to help you make healthier choices.

No marketing hype.

No gimmicks.

No pushy sales pitches.

He goes straight to the source - to hear what works for real people, and what their advice is for you.
No matter where you are starting, whether you have 30 pounds to lose or 300, you will find someone there speaking directly to you.

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A chain-reaction collision involving a drunk driver paralyzed her from the waist down. As she explains on the show, a box of forgotten pipe wrenches slammed into her back, almost completely severing her spinal cord. Refusing the wheelchair as well as conventional wisdom, when she was ready to beat obesity, lose the bed weight (she's lost 120 lbs so far), regain her footing and the ability to walk, she didn't seek out physical therapy, she looked for a gym. She was eager and hungry to surround herself with healthy, active, and vibrant people. Author of Everyday Bliss for Busy Women, Maryam Webster is our guest.

One of her biggest A-Ha! moments came when she shifted her thinking and language from "Please God... Please God..." to "Thank you God." Gratitude, for her, made all the difference. Not only is she walking, she's dancing.

What's interesting about this story is that Maryam wasn't always a fierce game-changer. In fact, on the show, she fesses-up to list many things she's quit. It was this unbelievable (physical,emotional, and spiritual) challenge that revealed her true strength, moxie, and mission. She now teaches women how to do the impossible.

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After the divorce, she need more than regaining her balance and center of gravity. She needed an overhaul in the way she felt, thought, and carried herself. The relational mess she had been through, devastated most of what she knew and believed, as she explains on the show, leaving her feeling like a "loser".

Jobless, without clear direction, and in a country far from home (she was born in London), she needed a new beginning and financial freedom for the now single-parent family.

On the show, founder of Powerhouse Self Defense, Jennifer Riis-Poulsen, shares how she zeroed-in on her business idea by understanding the difference she wanted to make in the world - helping women become more awareconfident, and powerful.

She also shares practical tips for Emotional Self Defense.

Follow Jennifer on TwitterFacebookGoogle-plus, and Powerhouse Self Defense.

More about our guest - Jennifer Riis-Poulsen is the Founder & CEO of Powerhouse. Born and raised in London, she moved to the US in 2004. She is a Bachelor of Science Graduate in Psychology and a 2nd Degree Black Belt in Martial Arts.  Jennifer formed Powerhouse in 2011 as a response to the increase in violence against females.  She made reducing these statistics a passion and personal goal, developing a comprehensive Personal Safety & Empowerment Program, focused on awareness and powerful techniques to build courage and confidence.

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He had his life planned out. After gridiron success as a college athlete, his sights were set on the high prize of playing professional football. He was gifted with quickness, agility, and a work ethic that wouldn't quit. When doctors delivered the news that his eyesight was failing and he would later become blind, hopes of a pro career quickly faded. Everything he had worked toward and had achieved vanished.

Bestselling author of The Ultimate Gift, and 26 other book (four of which have been made into movies), Emmy award-winning, Entrepreneur of the Year, Jim Stovall shares an incredible story of how he went from dark isolation to tremendous opportunity - for a period, he had resigned himself to living a hidden life, tucked into a small room in the back of his house.

His ground-breaking A-HA! moment came when he welled up his courage and conviction and walked, as a man without sight, down his sidewalk to his mailbox. (You have to hear him give his version.)

Follow Jim on TwitterFacebook, and visit his site.

In spite of what others' said he couldn't do, Jim has gone on to become: 

  • An International Humanitarian of the Year;
  • A National Olympic weightlifting champion;
  • An Emmy Award winner;
  • The Founder and President of the Emmy Award-winning Narrative Television Network;
  • One of the Ten Outstanding Young Americans awarded by the U.S. Jaycees;
  • A National Entrepreneur of the Year;
  • A recipient of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce National Blue Chip Enterprise Award.

Some of Jim's other titles: The Millionaire MapJust Believe, and The Ultimate Financial Plan.

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His extensive entrepreneurial roots stretched wide and deep. He started working in family restaurants at age 10, learning and mastering valuable lessons that would serve him well in business and life - work hard, stay committed to family, never stop learning, and take good care of customers.

On the show, bestselling author and digital online marketing authority, Stephen Woessner, shares entrepreneurial success and business-building ideas.

  • Three ingredients that create a compelling, easy-to-understand, practical way to introduce your business; 
  • Fatal flaws, for which new entrepreneurs should be on the lookout. 

Need a boost in your ROI? Take a peek at Stephen’s quick training videos and subscribe to his You Tube channel

Check out Stephen’s library – Increase Online Sales through Viral Social Networking and The Small Business Owner’s Handbook to Search Engine Optimization.

More on Stephen’s company: "We do digital marketing applying our patent-pending Predictive ROI Method for companies with $1 million to $30 million a year in revenue, so they can increase return on investment online by 200 to 500 percent or more in 12-months or less guaranteed or it’s 100 percent free."

Stephen's website Predictive ROI.

Follow him on Twitter.

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Although spiritually fulfilling, her first business was not financially rewarding. Venessa Halloum shares her journey of finding entrepreneurial happiness.

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Earning more money than he could spend, (at least, that's what he thought), he celebrated his early-in-life financial victories with "insane" spending sprees and a matching (and very expensive), "flashy lifestyle". He wasn't interested in keeping up with the Joneses, he was laser-locked on leaving them in the dust.

That all changed, of course, when he found himself on the outskirts of homelessness; a near casualty of his own success - having lost all of his money and living inside his beat-up Jeep Cherokee, just outside the place he used to call home.

The amazing Chris Cerrone, host of The Cerrone Show is our guest, sharing his story of personal growth and real wealth creation.

Two of the most memorable and impressive things he explains on the show - "It was no one's fault by my own", and "I wouldn't change a thing." 

Learn how to grow, scale, and monetize your product, business or content, the Cerrone way. Check out the Next Level Society.

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As she distanced herself from toxic relationships and healed from unthinkable childhood trauma, she was certain of at least one thing - Like every mom, she wanted a better life for her child. And, as she took her son and made the single-mom-move to Hawaii, as she shares on ReLaunch! - For the first time in my life, I felt safe.

On the show, co-founder of the No More Shame project and co-host of No More Shame Wednesdays, recovery coach for adult survivors of sexual abuse, Athena Moberg shares how she learned to forgive, heal, and grow in confidence. This is an incredible interview that demonstrates the power of one woman's unstoppable conviction to make a difference for herself, society, and those she serves. 

 

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So once you've written a runaway, New York Times bestselling book, what do you do for an encore? Obviously, you and your multi-talented co-author, write another one. On the show, one-half of The Passion Test test, Chris Attwood, celebrates with us the release of he and Janet's long-awaited follow up - Your Hidden Riches. 

 

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She was stuck on the corporate “merry-go-round”. It was a soul-stripping way to earn a living, but at least is was work…….right? After all, it matched her expectations - Work is supposed to be "horrible".

It wasn't until a health concern got her full attention, she realized she needed to step away from a life and a lifestyle that was making her sick to her stomach, and move toward an opportunity of her own creation. Author and start-up expert Susan Baroncini-Moe,  joins us on the show to share her out-of-the-box expertise in dealing with entrepreneurial fearclarity, and direction.

Get Susan's book - Business in Blue Jeans.

Susan's FREE RESOURCE:

Questions to Ask Before You Hire a Business Coach 

 

We live in an economy that can make starting any enterprise, seem scary and overwhelming. However, with the right guidance and in-the-trenches know-how, you can learn the art of wrapping your business idea around the life you want.

Follow Susan on Twitter, FacebookGoogle-Plus, and visit her site.

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Friend of the show and Canadian contributor, Charmaine Hammond, is the author of several business books including Bounce Forward-Building Inspired Resilient Teams and is a featured author in Road Map to Success with Dr. Ken Blanchard and Dr. Deepak Chopra.

On the show, she shares solid tips and practical steps from a wonderful book she co-wrote with Debra Kasowski – GPS your Best Life.

GPS Ideas:

  • Drive forward with a clean windshield – old beliefs are like dirt and bugs;
  • Frame your day or “book end” your day. Begin the day with gratitude and set intention how you show up today;
  • Set an intention for how you want to show up.

About GPS: Obstacles and roadblocks can be detours on the way to success or even prevent us from getting there at all. GPS helps determine where you are now and helps clarify what you want in your personal and career life. Also, it shows you how to expertly navigate through hidden fears and procrastination, to get on the road to success now.


Follow Charmaine on TwitterGoogle-Plus, and visit her site.

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Kim's Backstory >>> Trying early in life to fit in and find acceptance, she became a people pleaser. And, as often happens, the harder she tried to win others over, the more she lost of herself. Before she could move forward as the confidence-builder for others, she had to heal from her own version of impostor-syndrome and reconnect with her potential, possibilities, and worthiness.

On the show, Ted speaker, host of the web series - PASSION POWER CONFIDENCE, and bestselling author of a great, how-to, blueprint book, Getting your Life to a 10, Kim Somers Egelsee.

Understanding what she stood for and the difference she wanted to make in the world, as a true act of bravery, Kim stepped out and began putting together her own empowering events, seminars, and programs.

 

 

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If someone you love has ADHD, listen to this show with Psychotherapist, coach, national speaker, and host of ADHD Rewired, Eric Tivers shares how to get past perfection, learn from mistakes, and succeed in business and life.

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On the show, keynote speaker, visionary catalyst, and recovering workaholic mom, Stephanie Calahan shares how she went from a jet-fast Fortune 500 lifestyle to a health crash and later a mompreneur lift-off.

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On the show, author of Zag: The Number One Strategy of High-Performance Brands and The 46 Rules of Genius, branding and design lynchpin, Marty Neumeier, shares his best ideas for tapping creativity, exploring possibilities, and harnessing potential.

Marty's backstory >> He had an ambitious dream and a big goal - to be on the cover of a magazine. The good news is, he made it happen; unfortunately, the cover story didn't feature runaway entrepreneurial and business success, it highlighted business busts.

Sharing his amazing come-from-behind story, that includes employee embezzlement, six-figure yearly deficits, multiple false-starts and the loss of his family's 20-years-plus nest egg, Pei and I are honored and grateful that Marty chose ReLaunch! as the first place he would tell the untold truth.

Follow Marty on TwitterFacebookGoogle-Plus, and visit his site.

Here are some of Marty's other ground-breakers : The Brand Gap: How to Bridge the Distance Between Business Strategy and Design and The Designful Company.

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While learning that she was incredibly valuable as a person and had volumes of experience to draw from and offer, it didn't come without her own personal struggle - the collapse of a marriage and the challenges of being a single parent.  As she explains on the show, as she worked to regain her footing and steady her new beginning, her business and life's true BREAKTHROUGH didn't come before her BREAKDOWN. On the show, bestselling author of two amazing books, If Divorce is a Game, These are the Rules and Vision to Reality, Honoree Corder gives four pieces of practical and empowering advice for healing and starting over.  

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As she sat in the dressing room at the local Marshalls department store, washed in her own tears, on her birthday, Leesa Renee Hall realized that the time had come to “step forward” into her season of ReLaunch! and do what God called her to do. She is money mindset mentor and bestselling author of Unleash the Flow of Money – The 7 Biggest Mistakes that keep Christian Female Business Owners Frustrated with Inconsistent Cashflow. She now teaches internationally on how to become Faithfully Rich!

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On the show is bestseller-maker Judy O'Beirn. She and her team have been the force behind some of the most well-known authors and book projects - Deepak Chopra, Marianne Williamson, and Debbie Ford - The Shadow Effect, Marci Shimoff - Happy for No Reason, Chris and Janet Attwood - The Passion Test, and Jack Canfield and William Gladstone - The Golden Motorcycle Gang. 

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The low point in his life, a divorce, hurled him into a downward spiral of shame, blame, and guilt. He, like many of our ReLaunch! artists, tricked himself into believing that he had done something to deserve the remnants of a crumbled relationship and the anguish his spirit was being dragged through. As he stood and then stumbled in his attempts to live again, he realized the truth - you can't conquer what you don't confront.  The keys to his healing and recovery were spiritual and emotional reconciliation.

On the show, Jeff Crume, an ordained minister,  grief and recovery counselor, and  hospice chaplain, holds nothing back and he shares his best ideas for spiritual and emotional reconciliation, starting over, and living an empowered life. 

Follow Jeff on Twitter, Facebook, Google-Plus, and visit his site.

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She was bullied as a child. Entrepreneur and author Tina Dietz shares how she was able to cope and heal, and advice for parents on how to deal with bullying.

Tina's backstory >>> Taking an early ownership stake in the family business, she started answering phones at age four and working trade shows at six. Having come from a long line of business-running,  trend-setters, no one would have expected the entrepreneurial spirit to miss her. In her own words – “I never had any intention of owning a business when I grew up! But, as I found myself going through college and graduate school, I was asked to take on a lot of leadership roles, and to develop and run projects. I discovered that I loved the process of building something from nothing, so that’s what I did!”

Her priorities changed immediately when she heard a "pop" in her back as she bent-over over to pick up her child's stroller. In an empowering and liberating way, nothing was the same after that.

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Taught at a young age that money was on the other side of spiritual, his parents hushed his innocent five year old "I want to be a millionaire" declaration. While it didn't stop the eager boy from chasing his dream, it would come full circle as he later steped into the debt-ridden family business to turn it into a million dollar money machine. J V Crum III, self-made entrepreneur millionaire (by his mid-20s), visionary strategist, certified business coach, and bestselling author of Conscious Millionaire, joins us on the show.

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On the show is Debbi Dachinger, radio and TV mainstay, transformational coach, and international bestselling author of Wisdom to Success. Not only is her Dare to Dream radio show heard on sixty-plus stations throughout the country, she is the go-to gal when it comes to blasting through obstacles, accelerating results, and catapulting into spectacular success. Oh, and by the way, she’s also a whiz when it comes to helping people write bestselling books, and get publicity and traction in the media.

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Self-discipline strategist, international speaker, and #1 New York Times bestselling author, Rory Vaden shares his personal journey, his wisdom on how to deal with disappointment, and key insights from his favorite of the seven strategies he lays-out in his book, Take the Stairs – the perspective principle of faith.

Rory's Backstory >>> Raised by a single mother, in a trailer park, tucked into the hills of Colorado, his mom helped him understand and master many valuable lessons as both he and she were determined to have a future worth moving toward. And, while he decided to make speaking the mainstay of his career at a very early age, he had two challenges he had to take head-on: he was young and he had zero credibility.

To gain the in-the-trenches experience he needed, he entered into the World Championships of Public Speaking. Although he didn’t win the competition (he finished second overall), the person whom he became in the training presentation-development process prepared him perfectly for the next phase of his journey.

Follow Rory on TwitterFacebook, and visit his site.

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"I met my professional goals, NOW WHAT?" Educator Dr. Lynn Wicker shares her journey to seek a more significant life and tips on raising kids that succeed.

If you have school-aged kids, this show will be especially valuable for you. Dr. Lynn Wicker has had thirty-plus years' of experience - teaching, leading, and helping to shape the character, conviction, and attitude and of your sons and daughters. Her, in-the-trenches book, Raising Kids that Succeed, is the go-to resource for equipping kids with the know-how needed to overcome life's limitations and to learn how to think their way to lifelong success. 

Follow Lynn on TwitterFacebookGoogle-Plus, and visit her site.

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On the show, Kerri Zane - Emmy award winning TV veteran, bestselling author, and single mom lifestyle expert gives ideas and solutions for what to do with internal negative and noise disappointing personal circumstances. The clarity and truth she found within herself, helped her to prepare for an amazing career, business and life transition.

Ready to start over single mom? Read Kerri's book - It Take all Five: A single mom's guide to finding the real one.

Follow Kerri on TwitterFacebookGoogle-Plus and visit H site.

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Carrying around the carefully written resignation letter for months, she realized that she had been living her dad's dream and not her own. Deep in corporate life, she knew that there was more to life than hitting sales numbers, long meetings, and longer hours.  Her world was rocked and in dire need of renewal and a ReLaunch! when, within a week's time, she lost her mom and her best friend. Best selling author, executive coach, business growth expert and 25-year in the trenches veteran, Terri Levine joins us to share smart ideas for how to Work yourself Happy.

Follow Terri on TwitterFacebookGoogle-Plus, and visit her site.

Some of Terri's other titles: Sell without SellingCoaching is for Everyone: Learn how to be your own coach at any age, and Coaching for an Extraordinary Life

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On the show, Peggy McColl, New York Times bestselling author and internationally recognized expert (her books have been translated in 33 languages and sold in 82 countries) in personal and professional growth, development, and marketing, shares key strategies and laser-like points, perfect for new and aspiring authors.

Seriously, listen to this episode if you want to become a successful author sharing your story.

Need to finish-up your book fast and serve it up hot? Peggy wrote the foreword to this one - The Bake your Book Program

Follow Peggy on TwitterFacebookGoogle-Plus, and visit her site.

Here are a few of Peggy's other titles: Viral Explosions! Proven Techniques to Expand, Explode, or Ignite Your Business or Brand Online and Your Destiny Switch: Master your key emotions and attract the life of your dreams.

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On the show, Chief Infodoodler, and, as named by Fast Company magazine in 2011, one of the most creative entrepreneur on Twitter and in business - is author, TED speaker and doodling evangelist, Sunni Brown.

Outside the norm? Yeah me too. Learn how to harness it. Read Sunni's first book - Gamestorming: A playbook for innovators, rulebreakers, and changemakers.

Follow Sunni on TwitterFacebookGoogle Plus, and visit her site.

Pei and I try to add value with every show we put out. We know that your time is at an all-time premium these days, which is why we do our best to  bring you the best insights and interviews possible, with the people who can help you move the needle in your own biz and life.

The show today might sound a little different than you're used to hearing. While most guests talk about a ReLaunch! they've already experienced (looking back gives perspective and learning opportunities), Sunni talks about challenges she's currently facing in her life and relationship and was bold and courageous enough to sort through some of her stuff on the air.

We recognize that you may be going through a tough spot too and this show might give you the idea or solution you're looking for. Do us a favor, if you got value from this show, TWEET ME and tell us why.  

Need a plan for how to think differently? Read Sunni's bestseller - The Doodle Revolution: The power to think differently.

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After years in corporate America, working and leading in the male-dominated IT industry, the pain and almost overwhelming stress of her job began to show up in physical symptoms – anxiety and panic attacks accompanied by routine trips to the emergency room.

With prayer and patience, she realized that to be fully alive, and to live the life God had for her, she would need to be proactive and intentional with her decisions and actions. And, with a plan, she decided to change everything in her life.

Get Cathy's book - Lies, Love , and Life

Not only did she not fade back into default mode at her job, she moved into a career that she was already doing as an unpaid-hobby – inspiring, empowering, and equipping individuals and audiences through her speaking, coaching, and writing.

Take a peek at Cathy’s other book – Emotional Bailout! and one of her personal favorites – 7 Habits by Stephen Covey.

Follow Success coach Cathy on TwitterFacebook and her website.

Golden Nuggets from the Show

  • Life change is not a quick-fix; when you allow yourself time to evolve, your worries will dissolve;
  • There are lies we tell ourselves we don’t realize. Fill in the blank: “I can never find/have____.” What you’re thinking is what you attract to yourself, because your subconscious shapes your behavior.
  • “I had the disease to please – allowing everyone to take over and own my identity”;
  • Why do goals for the new year fade after just a few weeks? We take our eyes off the prize and “life creeps in” or subconscious takes over.
  • Be aware that when you have a vision/goal, your subconscious will try to take over with “you can’t do that”, “you are too old…"

Success tip: 

  1. Make sure your affirmations contain the three-Ps: they’re positive, present-centered, and personal.
  2. In the beginning of change, surround yourself with supportive people. Sometimes the first negative comment you hear, tends to throw you back into that default place where the toxic stuff is ready to take over.
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He’s cranked out four CD’s as a solo act, created an incredible personal development training program for solo-preneurs, and he’s written or co-written four books,including one of my favorites - the million selling book, QBQ! the Question Behind the Question. On the show, rock and roller turned author and speaker, David Levin shares tips, ideas, and strategies on focus and productivity. He also shares solid takeaways for new and aspiring speakers.

Follow David on Twitter and Get Focused Everyday.

David's Backstory >>> Busier than ever, he made the mistake that many of us make in the first half of our professional lives - he confused activity with accomplishment. And, as he explains on the show, by the time he had reached his mid-30s, he realized two things - that he was wasn't achieving all that was possible and therefore was falling short of the person he was capable of coming.

He realized something else too - that this was unacceptable to him. 

David learned how to remove distractions, break out of mediocrity, and take 100% responsibility.

 

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On the show, Pastor Ricky Texada shares his story of unexpected loss and personal devastation, offering new perspectives on God's amazing ability to heal, restore, and make whole.

Get a copy for yourself and for those struggling through loss, heartache, or disappointment - My Breaking Point, God's Turning Point.

Ricky Texada's backstory >>> On December 17, 1996, our guest's world was rocked and his life forever changed. Leaving their church offices, tired but grateful for the good news that had just been delivered by the senior pastor - they were in line for advancement and pastoral ordination in the church wherein they both served. The traffic light flipped to green and he steered the white Oldsmobile straight and to the left, as his wife Debra motioned and mentioned that all she wanted to do was to go home. 

Without warning, they were blindsided by a speeding car driven by a man that had a blood alcohol level of nearly twice the legal limit; (.18).

As rescue teams worked to stabilize Debra's condition, prayer warriors quickly arrived and multiplied at the hospital, assembling a Divinely-inspired, spirit-filled task force.

Later that same night, Debra slipped from this world and found her home in eternity.

This show is not about the tragedy of a life that was taken suddenly and without warning. The show highlights and illustrates the healing and restorative power available to all of us through a relationship with God, Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit. 

Follow Ricky Texada on TwitterFacebook, and visit his site.

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On the show, radio host and author of the upcoming book, The Politics of Promotion: How High Achieving Women Get Ahead and Stay Ahead, Bonnie Marcus shares proven ideas that will help you build visibility, become your own advocate, and land your next promotion (even if you hate to self-promote). 

Bonnie's Backstory >>> Fueled by her own professional expectations, her sites were set on the next higher rung to the corporate ladder she was scaling. It was a familiar step-up plan; her eight years of hard work and experience landed her in a vice president's role. Then, as the corporation reorganized itself , ruffling feathers and reshuffling key stakeholders, she found herself passed over for a promotion and heartbroken by a loss she was certain she had earned.

From bitter to better, she became her own student and her own solution. She learned what she didn't do, and has since, flipped her painful experiences into empowering moments for her readers, listeners, and students. 

Ready for a promotion? Take Bonnie's complimentary Political Skills Assessment (no opt-in needed) first, and make sure you've got your bases covered. 

Follow Bonnie on TwitterFacebookGoogle Plus, and visit Women Success Coaching.

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On the show, global keynote speaker (TEDx, SXSW, Web 2.0, WSJ Digital), author, 15 year acting veteran, and social media expert John C Havens.

Follow John on TwitterFacebookGoogle Plus, and visit his site.

John's Backstory >>> With ministerial aspirations early in life, he wanted to do work that mattered, for people who cared. Unfortunately, as often happens, life threw him a couple of curve balls that triggered unplanned for, unwelcome life events (the loss of his father and of his job in his mid 40s), that shook the foundation he stood and was depending on.

Take a peek at Hacking Happiness and Tactical Transparency.

As with most life-changing moments, it caused him to reevaluate his life, values, priorities, and legacy. His conclusion - He wanted to find happiness (Seems obvious right?) and he wanted to help others find theirs also. 

Not only did he launch an incredible speaking career that's taken all over the world, he's zeroed-in on the art and science of connecting happiness to actions with The H(app)athon Project.

 

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On the show, former yo-yo dieter and chocoholic, turned fitness trainer and model, Becky Fox joins us to share her personal struggles and solid ideas for building a Foxy Body.

Becky's backstory >>> Some of us can pinpoint exactly where we were in our lives when we made the decision that things would now be different - healthy, life-affirming, and exciting. Becky was swirling in a relationship that was draining her energy and robbing her of the value she wanted to share with others. And, to add an extra layer of complication, she was staring at a checkbook that had a lot of room for growth.

It may not be fair or pretty, but sometimes we have to reach a new low, before we can hit a new high.

Somewhere in her journey, like many of the relaunch artists we've had on the show, she reached a point where she had no choice but to choose herself. And, that's exactly what she did. She chose herself. She walked away from the people and situations that were not building her up and  closed that unhealthy chapter in her life.

Follow model and fitness trainer Becky on TwitterFacebook, and visit her site.

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Path of Development – Like most coaches, authors, and speakers, becoming successful in business takes a blend of many ingredients – passion, determination, talent, self discipline and faith. David Horsager shares key points and triggers that he studied, learned, and ran with. He gives incredible examples from his own experience and that of some of the world’s greatest achievers.

Trust is the competitive advantage. Learn how to develop it within your business and share it with those your serve.

Get the book - The Trust Edge: How top leaders gain faster results, deeper relationships, and a stronger bottom line. 

Success and Business tip – Be 100 percent focused on what is most important.

Be on the lookout for these mistakes:

  1. The promise of overnight success;
  2. A multi-focused approach;
  3. Lack of clarity.

His A'HA moment - Values, guide decisions. (Practical application – Once he understood and was clear on his key values [all he needed was a handful], they became a beacon, guiding his business and life.)

Favorite book – The Bible – Prov. 12:22 “The Lord delights in the Trustworthy.”

Best quote – “It is the little things, done consistently that make the biggest difference.”  – Robin Sharma

Action steps (If he were starting over from square one) – Decide what small, but important little things you can do immediately, to quickly grow the business.

Follow David Horsager on TwitterFacebookGoogle Plus and visit his site.

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For all things related to website traffic - like how to generate more of it and what to do once you have a stadium full of people, she is your go-to gal. On the show, proud mom, loving wife, devoted Christian, and Internet marketing whiz, Ana Hoffman is our guest. She shares ideas that have helped her contribute to her family and build a stay at home business.

Ana's backstory >>> Born in Russia, she was no stranger to trying out new ideas and exciting opportunities. In fact, she and I share a laugh when she quickly answers one of our questions with, "I was young and stupid!" When the company she worked for gave her the option of coming to America, single and ready for her next adventure, she jumped at the chance. The new-culture freshness didn't last and before long, she was ready to head back to her motherland to begin again. And then, as often happens in life, God throws a curveball and says something like, "Really? Well what are you going to do about this?" She met a man, fell in love, and was married within three months.

Later, with a new born baby and a husband medically discharged from the Air Force, Ana knew she needed to build a business that would compliment her family, rather than work against it. 

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She suffered from clinical depression. On the show, fitness trainer, Amy Clover shares her amazing come-from-behind ReLaunch! story and her rallying message - Your struggle is valid. You owe it to yourself to find a solution.

Amy's backstory >> She was a phone call away from becoming a statistic. She had given up on people, herself, and the possibility of a better tomorrow. The note was written. The details taken care of. And the last phone call made. It was the suggestion made by her ex-boyfriend that put things in motion. As they were wrapping up the conversation, he begged her to get help, to talk to someone, to make another call. She called Suicide Hotline. Thankfully, for all of us, there was a kind, understanding, non-judgemental soul on the other end. 

That late-night fateful call and the emergency room visit that happened the following day, triggered her to begin an amazing journey of self-discovery and exploration. And, while she was labeled with "clinical depression" from her high school days, and had given in to drugs & alcohol, and other risky behaviors more than once, she learned that she is worthy of a change for the better.

While it didn't happen overnight (it doesn't for any one), through her own determination and willingness to grow, she was able to combat depression and she discovered how to be strong from the inside out. 

She not only lost the 30-lbs she had been fighting with, she also developed the confidence she needed, to make the difference she wanted.

Resource she mentioned: 7 Cups of Tea - where people can connect with others who would listen.

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He was abandoned by his dad at age one and his mom when he was six, yet he made it through his childhood. By the time he was fifteen, he tried to take his own life twelve times, but still made it to adulthood. Somewhere in his unimaginably traumatic journey, he found HOPE and the willingness to move on. Now in his 30s, he has made it his mission to empower and equip today's at risk youth, for tomorrow's possibilities. The founder of A Human Project, Wes Chapman is our guest. The rallying cry that he shares - If only you believe! 

Information on his Biography - Runt: The story of a fearless child

Wes' backstory >>> There is an amazing resiliency in kids. Even though, beginning from pretty much day one, he was abused in every way you can imagine - spiritually, physically, sexually and emotionally, he never used it as an excuse or as a way out. Taken in and sheltered by a single woman he affectionately refers to as mom (she would become disabled shortly after taking him in), he learned how to harness the fortitude and spirit within him.

A true entrepreneur, he shares a funny story of how he took it upon himself to go door-to-door in his neighborhood to sell fresh cut flowers. The problem was, the flowers were pulled and cut from mom's garden. When nine year-old Wes pulled out a wad of cash that would choke a horse ($500), the laughter-filled response was priceless - "Go cut more flowers."

Follow Wes and A Human Project on TwitterFacebook, and get involved.

 



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She has been featured in Forbes, US News, and a variety of other media hotspots. On the show, career coach and founder of the Revolutionary Club - The #1 destination for smart women who won't settle for anything less than career happiness, Christie Mims. She talks about how she was able to find clarity over craziness and gives the one trigger that has never failed her. 

Christie's backstory >>> Like many people circling the wheel of corporate performance and measures, she tricked herself into believing that with the next promotion, she would, finally, be happy. Sharing openly on ReLaunch! that, while working herself into positions of respect and admirability, she was miserable on the inside. She tried to medicate herself away from the misery (like many of us do or have done), seeking thrills and experiences that would numb the pain - exotic vacations, shopping, over-eating, and watching too much TV.

She knew a new plan was needed, designed around her passions, but she was scared - scared others would find out that she didn't like her job and scared that she didn't really have a passion.

To ReLaunch! her life and career, Christie gave herself three favors:

  • She hired a coach;
  • She explored (you have to hear the ideas she tried!)
  • She took action. 

Follow Christie and the Revolutionary Club on TwitterFacebookGoogle Plus, and visit her site.

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From experience, he learned the best way to approach business ideas and opportunities - not as a life or death ("I'll make this work even if it's the last thing I ever do!") ultimatum, but as a dabbling exercise and an experiment. As the results from his science project came in (10,000 subscribers in the first month), the next phase for his business, became clear. On the show, founder and CEO of Social Media Examiner and author of Launch: How to Quickly Propel Your Business Beyond the Competition, Michael Stelzner, shares three key ingredients that put SME on the map, that can also speed your businesses' growth. 

Michael's backstory >>> Originally, known by many as the whitepaper guy, he had grown weary of the same-ole, same-ole. Like many entrepreneurs, the repetitiveness of the daily tasks took away the passion and personal reward that was, at one time, the force that drove him. Somewhere along his journey, he realized that he didn't want to  create just another business (he had created multiple ones), but to start a movement. As an undiscovered thought leader in a new space, he fought through feelings of doubt and hesitation and did something that only a true entrepreneur would do, he literally deleted his business identify (what the world saw online) to begin anew.

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Emotional intelligence and leadership expert Mary Pat Knight joins us on the show to share three steps that boosted her confidencecleared the runway, and guided her to where she needed to be.

Mary Pat's backstory >>> Like most children, she learned the rules for getting by – “stick to the route”.

And, while she was able to professionally pursue her childhood passions of singing and dancing, once the pizzazz started to fade, and the sizzle turned to fizzle, she was devastated, overwhelmed, and stuck.

Coping and dealing with the unfamiliar emotions as best she knew how, by her own admission, she looked for someone or something to blame – family, choices, and wrong information.

When her frustration reached a head, she left behind two things that were no longer serving her – a relationship and her first career. Woman entrepreneur Mary Pat Knight shares her journey of creating the business she loves.

Her Golden Nugget: Feedback is a gift, no matter how it’s wrapped.

Two books that helped her in her relaunch and transition:

Follow Mary Pat on Twitter and Facebook. Mary’s complimentary resource on her site: Five reasons your team is not engaged.

 

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On the show, award winning author of The Alternative Medicine Cabinet, and Conquer your Stress with Mind/Body Techniques, Dr. Kathy Gruver shares four ideas on how you can de-stress your lifeIn addition to her writing credits, she has been featured in major publications such as - TimeGlamourLadies Home Journal, and Prevention. 

Dr. Gruver's backstory >>> With stars in her eyes and an energized spirit, she drove to LA to stake her claim as an actress. Over time, outgrowing the acting business, she and her boyfriend pulled up stakes and headed to what they hoped would be greener pastures, in another part of the Golden State. As the business deal she was counting on fell through, she had no choice but to rely on her own courage and resourcefulness to pull through.

Beginning again, she knew she had the wonderful opportunity to create the life and the lifestyle that was uniquely her. 

The coolest part of this show is how she actually figured out her ideal life. She was actually play-acting a role in a murder mystery and concocted this elaborate theme of a life that didn't yet exist. That theme would become the foundation for where she was headed. 

Dr. Gruver's third book - Body/Mind Therapies for the Bodyworker and other Health Professionals

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On the show, lifehacker, serial entrepreneur, and host of The Competitive Edge, Scott Britton joins us to share his journey pursuing a fulfilling life, his favorite success routines and life hacks.

Scott's backstory >>> After stringing together some big ticket wins early in his entrepreneurial career (one of them with eight zeroes behind it), most people expected him to continue doing the same thing - to climb into the captain's chair, man the controls, and launch the next big money-maker. He, on the other hand, was searching for more than just his next financial windfall. He was hungry to tap his potential and experience life at the highest level possible. With opportunities on the table and career choices in the balance, he pulled off what was a surprise to some and an encouragement to others - he chose himself.

Scott's Four Game-changing Morning Routine questions

  1. What decisions and actions have you been putting off?
  2. What actions make you completely scared yet you know taking it will greatly benefit your life?
  3. How Would you feel to accomplish those actions?
  4. Today I commit to ___________.

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The divorce turned his world upside down. By outward appearances and society's standards, he was doing great - a great job, money in the bank, and a portfolio of 20-plus rental properties that spun-off healthy, annuity-like payments. While I would never pretend to understand fully the heartbreak and financial devastation he experienced, it haunted him. As he shares on the show, he wasn't just down for a season, he was practically down for the count.

Ready for a ReLaunch? Read Shawn's book - Change your Mind - Change your Results

Near square one, once again, an unlikely stranger said something to him that changed his outlook, attitude, and direction - "If you live in the past, the past will become your future". From that moment on, he was no longer satisfied with settling for average outcomes and minimal participation (his words not mine), he developed an empowering new mindset and followed it up with explosive, expectant-level action. For him, failure was not an option.

Author and results coach Shawn Shewchuk joins us on the show to share proven methods to achieve your goals now.

Follow Shawn on TwitterFacebook, and visit his site for his complimentary gift -   The Three Irrefutable and Proven Methods to Achieve your Objectives Now

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On the show today is a lady who has mastered the art and science of doubling client engagement and opt-in rates. In one single email campaign she generated more than $40,000 in sales  and with a product launch, she produced in excess of $75,000. Business marketing architect and content strategist, Lisa Manyon shares how she broke the mold of traditional marketingsales, and promotion tactics, designed a better system, and broke through her own glass ceiling.

Lisa's show is a perfect example of doing what's right, rather than what's accepted.

Lisa's Complimentary gift - Find Your Voice: The New Mkt Model for Success

The backstory >>> While she had learned and honed her craft from some of the biggest marketing gurus in the industry, the tried-and-true system she knew well, needed a facelift and a boost of creativity and energy. 

With a rebel's spirit and cautionary steps, as she explains on the show, she began moving beyond the safety of her work computer, slowly and quietly, maintaining her steadiness and checking in frequently for feedback. It was the feedback that helped her to see a BIG marketplace need -  the one for which she could be the go-to solution. 

What she learned and shares on ReLaunch! 

  • The differences between old school tactics and modern day marketing;
  • Where the REAL buying power comes from;
  • How to be persuasive without being pushy;
  • The easiest and simplest way to invite your customers to do business with you. 

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If your marriage is in need of a quick start, jumper cables, or even life support, you’re going to want to tune in for today’s show with husband and wife authors, Jeff and Lora Helton, of the 50 Fridays Marriage Challenge. They share ideas to improve your marriage communicationintimacy, and fun.

The Helton's backstory >>> Like most newlywed couples, they were excited about the possibilities and eager to build a healthy, happy home. And as kids started to show up (Jeff and Lora have four), and the routines of career and everyday life kicked in, as they openly share, after about seven years, their marriage drifted from center stage, to a back burner.

In a support group setting, it was a woman's comment that jolted Jeff out of the groove he had settled into. (He describes it well on the show.) In a nutshell, she recognized the anger and resentment he had built-up over the years and by her choice of words, got his full attention. Those stinging words helped to set the challenge and the commitment for personal and marital growth and development. Jeff and Lora have been happily married for twenty-seven years.

Need ideas for better conversations? - 50 Fridays Marriage Challenge

Pastor Jeff Helton has served as pastor and church leader for more than twenty five years - mentoring, coaching and linking arms with men, couples, and families. The “better half” of the Helton crew, Lora, is passionate about mentoring and speaking into the lives of moms and young women. She has a masters degree in clinical psychology and has practiced privately for seven years.

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Bernie Siegel, a trained surgeon, believes that the power of healing stems from the human mind and will. And, while the scalpel may buy time against the ravages of cancer, self-love and determination are more important than choice of therapy.

His philosophy has caused radical changes in his practice and the treatment process.

The front-runner joins us on today’s show. 

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