Mon, 30 June 2014
He, like a lot of entrepreneurs didn't fully recognize the signs and signals of when to walk away, when they first began appearing - decisions that were once a breeze became cumbersome and relationships that were once easy, became challenging and difficult to manage. But, once he realized his own burning desire to man the helm, make the important decisions, and steer the ship, it was obvious to him three things he needed to do - 1) Create an exit plan; 2) Develop his new business; 3) Bridge the gap
Nationally recognized, Hall of Fame speaker and author, Randy Pennington joins us on this edition of ReLaunch!
Some of the key points he shares:
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Sat, 28 June 2014
The decisions that drove her life were based on knee-jerk reactions, obligations, and, to a certain extent, the urgencies of other people. And, while she did the best with what she knew, and what other people expected of her, as she explains on the show, she felt like a fraud.
Even when physical complications started to creep in, she would either pretend that they didn't exist, or dismiss them as minor symptoms. While she knew she needed to make changes in her life and career for a long time, the heart failure (as you can imagine) got her full attention. As Kelly Orchard, author of Heart Lessons, shares, "My heart crisis changed my heart. I got another chance."
On the show Kelly shares the valuable lessons she learned of surrender and being present, and gives three action steps for living in, what she likes to call, 3D.
Best advice Kelly received during her ReLaunch!
How to live life in 3D
If she could give advice to her younger self
Fri, 27 June 2014
He spent 30 years in the sport's trenches - covering everything from minor league tryouts to world championship games. Using his own creativity and flair,during that time, he had developed an incredible knack for distilling some of the most memorable moments in sports, into short, bite-sized, TV-time nuggets. To his credit, his on-screen presence and ability to communicate and connect, has earned him an incredible 15 Emmy awards.
Daunted by the "overwhelm" of trying to write a book or put together a meaty presentation, Joe, our guest, was challenged in his writing. He was fluid in his ability to tell it quickly, however, expanding, elaborating, packing in more punch, that would take a new set of skills. As Joe explains on the show - "Chop wood one day at a time."
Sports anchor for KTPS in Minneapolis, and media veteran, Joe Schmit joins us on the show to share ideas, tips, and insight for up-and-coming authors, speakers, and relaunch artists.
One of the biggest lessons he's learned in his career and the foundation for his incredible book - "Silent Impact"
We make the biggest impressions when we are not trying to be impressive.
Skills he learned and developed
The advice that took away the book writing "overwhelm" for Joe
Write one story at a time.
Joe's best advice for new and up-and-coming speakers
Every time you go onstage, be sure and show your heart.
Tips for ReLaunch! artists
Thu, 26 June 2014
It was a prison sentence he levied against himself. After the divorce, he "punished" himself greatly - doing what he could to fill the void with external noise, distractions, and experiences.
His health took a nosedive, his weight shot up, his relationships tanked, and he fell into a depression, taking things from bad to worse. As he explains on the show, "I was driven by the pain of what I didn't want."
He was about halfway through his medication when something within him triggered - he was sick and tired, of being sick and tired.
From that A-HA! moment on, personally, he would learn how to fill his emptiness with self-love and healthy habits. Professionally, he would create, develop, and grow a business that adds value and solves real-world challenges.
Entrepreneurial front-runner and branding specialist Tony Teegarden, joins us on the show to help us remember that we have the power to change our situation, circumstances, and life, the moment we decide to do so.
Tony was his own solution. Huge for an entrepreneur!!!
His philosophy and business model - Turn problems into profits.
He was sick and tired, of being sick and tired.
An A-HA! moment Tony shares on the show
Sometimes, the only way out, is to go through.
One of the greatest ReLaunch! lessons he learned
I learned to fill the void with self love, not external things.
Tony's best advice for ReLaunchers and second-half starters
Wed, 25 June 2014
He spent the first half of his professional life chasing the "magazine version" of what he thought success was supposed to look like - travel, big-ticket opportunities, and influence. And, through sweat equity, a solid work ethic, and a strong belief in himself, he caught-up with what he thought he was after.
While things looked to be going well for him, at least on the surface, internally it was a different story. The things that used to excite and light him up, no longer had that same spark to them. He knew something was missing. Comparing his malaise-like symptoms to the effects of a drug that no longer has a kick to it, he did want a lot of people do when experiencing a mid-life crisis, he did his best to "up the dosage". What he learned is that he was tired of the drug.
Internationally known speaker, author,and performance coach Joe Calloway joins us on the show to share his best advice for second-half comeback artists, relaunchers, folks that are ready to begin again.
One of his rookie mistakes
Spending to much time worrying about what other people might think.
Joe's best advice for entrepreneurs, game-changers, and ReLaunch! artists
Instead of asking yourself “What are the big things that make my life fulfilling”, spend time reflecting on”What are the moments that make me happy.”
His life-changing self-taught lesson
Joe realized he couldn't have everything, but he could have what was most important.
If he could time travel and give advice to little Joe
Start saying "no" earlier.
Tue, 24 June 2014
He wrestled with God for three years over this gut-wrenching decision - to step-away from the tremendously successful company (not just any company, Dave Ramsey's company) he helped to build, so he could create one of his own. Then, after many meetings, much prayer, and tears shed by him and his high-profile boss, he followed the pull that was tugging at his spirit to do what he knew was right. He left.
As one of its key leaders since pretty much day one, he played an incredible role in helping Dave Ramsey become the household name and topic of Bible-study conversations that he is today. Among the many game-changing projects he led while at the Lampo Group, was the incredible growth and development of their staple live event product - Total Money Makeover Live. He grew it from a well-attended banquet hall of 1,600, to a stadium full of 11,000 people per event.
Entrepreneurial and leadership expert Chris Locurto joins us on the show to share why he left Ramsey, his fears in doing so, and how he found immediate success before he was even out the door.
Chris' greatest fear in leaving
What if I fail? What if people don't like me anymore?
A blessing that caught him completely off-guard!
As he was saying his final good-byes, actually still in the Financial Peace building, he earned his first client; completely reinforcing his ReLaunch! decision.
An A-HA! moment Chris shares on the show
Business is what you do. It doesn't define who you are. Don't miss like along the way.
Make sure your business changes lives and is bigger than you are.
If he could time-travel back and give advice to little Chris
Understand... It's not about you.
Mon, 23 June 2014
She worked hard to taking care of everybody else, until her body said "stop". Picking up her first paintbrush at age 52, author, artist Joanne Miller shares her story.
Her book Be your Finest Art
Sat, 21 June 2014
While she had developed expertise as a clinical practitioner and savvy business owner, like a lot of seasoned pros, symptoms of burnout replaced the excitement that was once there. Her challenge, as she explains on the show - I played the role for so long, I couldn't see myself doing anything different. The combination of the last child leaving the house and a job transfer for her husband, set-up a great opportunity for a ReLaunch! And, when someone asked her for a business card, it set the process in full motion. Entrepreneurial leader, conference speaker, and author Kathy Bruner joins us on the show to share ideas and insight on how to harness PLAN B.
When the family first relocated to Georgia, she tried to make herself believe that she could manage her original business from 1000 miles away - flying back and forth when duty called.
Two lingering questions that played on her doubts and fears
Take a peek at Kathy's book - Finding your Fire
Two A-HA! moments Kathy shares
Best advice she received during her ReLaunch!
Set a date. It kept her grounded.
What she would tell herself if she could go back in time
Start your plan B sooner.
Fri, 20 June 2014
If you not familiar with Sarah yet, she is the lady who can help you find the right time and the right steps, to build a profitable business around your lifestyle. Sarah, founder of Happy Entrepreneur magazine, believes, that through smart business ownership, women are able to experience a freedom in their lives that no other career can offer. Beginning her career as a nurse, she knew it was a stable job, yet she wanted more - more for herself, and more from herself. And, while well-meaning friends, family members, and mentors would give her advice and ideas, it simply wasn't something she could take ownership of. She had to be true to who she really was - not who other people said or wanted her to be. As she explains on the show, getting connected with her own authenticity didn't happen overnight. It fact it got worse (anxiety and medication) before it got better. However, over time, it empowered her to chart and stay the course for her own financial, emotional, and spiritual wholeness.
A common mistake
Like a lot of responsible moms, for a period of time, she tricked herself into believing, “I can’t enjoy anything until…”
Here's a book that was very helpful - The Power of Now.
Sarah's turning point
In her words - she got tired of feeling crappy, overwhelmed, and unable to be in her own skin.
Here's what powered her ReLaunch!
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Thu, 19 June 2014
While some might say that he had a "secure" job, he felt trapped - surviving and working for the security, but hardly living. Trained as a pharmacist, he was good at what he did, receiving recognition and accolades for his work, he just couldn't imagine a replay of the same over the next 20 years. As he openly talks about on the show, the anxiety and racing heart rate were strong signals to him that he needed to make a change. Through a series of personal growth events, he realized that he had the power to question, challenge and change his perspective and direction. Author, Go-Giver coach, and development specialist with John Maxwell's organization, Corey Jahnke joins us on the show to share game-changing ideas and tips that breathed new life into him, his family, and his contribution.
Wed, 18 June 2014
As a mother of three, she knew her responsibilities and what needed to be done. And, while she had worked up from a very rough start (a poor choice at 18 that landed her in the federal pen), she found herself swimming in a sea of sameness, and not getting anywhere new. Determined to do what was best for her and those that depended on her, she was plagued with at least two questions - Is this the right thing? and is it too late? Bestselling author, Lucinda Cross, joins us on the show to share the answers she found and three, pivotal, ReLaunch! action steps that will power your takeoff.
Since her ReLaunch!, she has been on-fire to inspire, encourage, and uplift women; to teach them how to learn from their experience, tap into their gifts, greatness, and how to build a business that makes a difference to them and to others.
The Spiritual and Emotional Trigger that set her in motion
Her attitude - Lucinda changed how she showed up, both inside and out.
Three A-HA! Observations she shares
Best advice she received during her Relaunch!
Be realistic how long it might take to be successful. It is a journey, not a sprint.
Solid ReLaunch! actions steps
Complimentary Resource on Lucinda's site
Tue, 17 June 2014
In his own words, he was "backed in a corner". He had racked-up $400,000 worth of debt and his creditors, including the IRS, were expecting payment. With that kind of tab to pay, he knew that a standard 9-to-5 job wouldn't make much of a dent in his liabilities. And, he also knew that it would take a lot more than a side job with low wages to dig out from the hole in which he found himself. It would take a powerful blend of five ingredients - passion, determination, talent, self discipline, and faith. America's Career Coach, Dan Miller joins us on the show to share common career mistakes in the new economy and insight for beginning again. The book that started it all, 48 Days to the Work you Love is phenomenal.
Key tips and ideas Dan shares
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Best advice he received during his ReLaunch!
It's never to late for a new beginning.
Mon, 16 June 2014
When I asked him why he wrote the book, without hesitation, he mentioned his two elementary-age children - an eight year-old son and a daughter that's 12. "They don't have a chance," he said; referring to the future job prospects that won't be waiting for them once they reach their teen and adult years. And, as the value of emotional intelligence, self-awareness, and street smarts, continue to skyrocket, building a business, working in your strengths, and doing what you love, has become less of a game of "fitting in" and more of an opportunity to "belong".
In his own words - "The time for average is over."
Advisor, strategist, keynote speaker, and best selling author Chris Brogan joins us on the show to share his learning experiences from his professional relaunch as well as ideas and tips from his latest book, The Freaks Shall Inherit the Earth - a real-world playbook for nonconformists, cubicle refugees, out-of-box thinkers, and misunderstood pioneers.
If Chris could go back 20 years and give advice to himself
Make more mistakes; only faster.
Sat, 14 June 2014
The real estate market was at its peak and his income skyrocketed. And, what he was used to making annually, he was now seeing monthly. And then, in 2008-2009, the economic bubble burst, and like many others, he found himself in trouble, resentful, and facing bankruptcy. On top of all of that, due to the scary reality of medical complications, he physically lost his voice. As he openly shares on the show and in his book, "What just Happened?" he was angry at the world - his business partners, the doctors, even at God. Unable to fully process his emotions and experiences, for about three years, he would wake up worried - focused and locked-in on his losses, rather than on his blessings. As he puts it, "I was difficult to live with." Triggered to action by a simple message he heard from motivational speaker Les Brown, he realized that he had a choice to make - to wallow and whine, or to win and shine. Bestselling author Jimmy Burgess joins us on the show and and shares the steps he took that helped him get back his life, business, and health.
Two of Jimmy's A-HA! Moments
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Fri, 13 June 2014
He became tangled in his own parachute.
I can hardly imagine the experience - Plummeting to the ground at breakneck speed, only to realize, in a very sobering shock, that you're tangled among ropes and nylon, armed with nothing more than your own resourcefulness. Amidst the free-falling confusion, came a very clarifying revelation - No one is coming to save me. If I'm going to survive it is completely up to me. The lesson he learned in the air, instilled in him a confidence that transferred well into the business world. After a layoff, he took his career by the reins and has guided and steered it ever since. Professional speaker, social media consultant, and author of “Twitter For Skeptics”, Don Power joins us on the show and shares his ideas for putting fear in its place.
How do you postpone fear?
Realize it's rooted in future-based unlikeliness, not present-based opportunities. Don says - Everything is fine NOW; at this very moment.
How do you avoid fear in a voluntary or involuntary career transition?
Get an MBA in Twitter mastery. Pick up Don's book - Twitter for Skeptics.
His Corporate Layoff Lesson
Because of the relationships he established on the front-end, he was in a great place from which to grow back his livelihood.
Don's complimentary downloadable gift -Check out the first chapter to see if it's a good fit for you and your social media strategy.
Don's complimentary downloadable gift - Check out the first chapter of his book to see if it's a good fit for you and your social media strategy.
Thu, 12 June 2014
While she had found professional "success", the thrill had evaporated, leaving her sandwiched between should I and could I. In her own words - “I was at the end of my rope. Part of me was dying". As she candidly explains on the show, her tendency to procrastinate, which kept her hung up for five years. "I didn't believe I had what it takes." Eventually, she did take action on her ideas. As a result, within three weeks, a book was written that would ReLaunch!her career, opportunities, and possibilities. America's Productivity Coach Michelle Prince joins in to share key ingredients that made her dreams come true.
One of the hardest parts of Michelle's Transition
Shifting from selling other people's products to selling herself
Michelle's A-HA! moment of Activation
"I put my dream as priority."
What she Learned
If you don’t put yourself out there, you can’t help anyone.
Wed, 11 June 2014
In a ReLaunch! himself, today's guest nailed it - Don't replicate. Reinvent.
Expanding on the idea, he talks about how reinvention (his codeword for ReLaunch!) doesn't have to be reserved for a momentous occasion, it can be the result of small, incremental, daily decisions. Open to his own changing personal dynamics, beliefs and expectations, he realized that the key to a successful second-half blastoff is to unlearn what's no longer helpful and to replace it with what works now. Bestselling author and world-class speaker, the amazing Mark Sanborn, joins us to share a handful of his best ideas, tips, and A-HAs.
Refocus - Reinvent - ReLaunch!
Great book recommendation from Mark - Halftime: Moving from success to significance by Bob Buford.
Tue, 10 June 2014
It was a turn-of-the-tables. A question he often asks patients and clients, was now being asked of him by his young daughter - “Why do you put up with this?” With a jolt of sobering reality, he realized (like many under his care have), that he didn't need nor have to any longer. With a decision of second-half self-care, he chose to ReLaunch! his life, based on what he knew to be true of himself - success from the inside out. Psychologist and international speaker, Dr. Ganz Ferrance, joins us on the show to talk openly about the symptoms that come along with inauthentic living and the antidote that is readily available for those that seek it.
Dr. Ganz's Prescription for a successful ReLaunch!
Two Clarifying A-HA! Moments
Best advice he received during his ReLaunch!
Favorite book – 7 Spiritual Laws of Success by Deepak Chopra.
The most individual about us is the most universal about us. You are not alone.
Mon, 9 June 2014
During the first phase of her professional life, she "worked real hard to get to where she didn't want to be". And, while her resume was filled with household names and familiar brands (Sony, Universal, and Turner Broadcasting), she found herself needing the personal growth and experiential change that corporate America could not offer.
In her 40s, she began making the shifts and adjustments that would help her to live-out the life that she knew was waiting for her - she bought a house, left her marriage, walked away from her corporate gig, and at age 47, published her first book. Unorthodox? Perhaps. However, she learned that she is resilient and resourceful through dramatic midlife changes. Libby Gill joins us on the show to share five solid steps that will help you JUMPSTART your second half.
Golden nuggets from the show:
Libby shares 5 steps to JUMPSTART your life
Ideas/resources for new authors:
Her clients include ABC-Disney, Avery Dennison, CA Technologies, Comcast, Deloitte, Eli Lilly, GoDaddy, Kellogg’s, Microsoft, Nike, Oracle, PayPal, Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, Safeway, The Conference Board, Warner Bros., Wells Fargo, and many more. A frequent media guest, Libby has shared her success strategies on CNN, NPR, the Today Show, and in BusinessWeek, Time, The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and more.
Sat, 7 June 2014
After 1o years experience in the public education system, she was ready for a professional transition. Still excited and passionate about her desire to teach, equip, and empower, she just needed to work with students who were open and beautifully receptive to what she had to offer and share - spiritual growth, healing, and health. Described by her readers and audiences as being “practical and poetic with deep and gentle wisdom,” she has inspired women around the nation to live with clarity of mind and compassionate hearts. Author Jan Lundy is our guest.
An A-HA! moments Jan shares on the show
Incredibly effective actions she took that powered her ReLaunch! and transition
Jan's rock-solid advice for transitioning into a TREMENDOUS second half
Two of Jan's five enlightening spiritual growth and development books
Jan's complimentary PDF downloadable eBook for the ReLaunch! audience - 12 Essential Practices to be Fully Awake. Here's what you can expect to learn in her eBook - how to steer clear of spiritual amnesia, how to avoid complacency, and how to be alert, aware, and calm.
Fri, 6 June 2014
In his younger years, Chris struggled with career and life direction. In his own words, "I would quit before they fire me". Today, he is an expert in the field of human consciousness and is also deeply grounded in the practical world of business. Chris Attwood, co-author of the New York Times bestseller, The Passion Test - The Effortless Path to Discovering your Life Purpose, joins us on "ReLaunch".
Need help finding yours? Get your copy of The Passion Test and get in touch with what excites you.
Chris’ best advice and tips for ReLaunch!
Incredible analogy and thoughtful explanation shared by Chris
Life, like breathing, is a series of expansions and contractions.
A ground-breaking event him - The Work by Byron Katie
Thu, 5 June 2014
Of course she was scared. And who could blame her? Two days before Thanksgiving, November 23, 2010, she got a phone call from her doctor that rocked her world: squamous cell carcinoma - cancer of the mouth. But as this Women of Faith and Focus on the Family speaker explains on the show, the level of fear she experienced, surprised even her. Michele Cushatt, writer, speaker, busy mom of six, and cancer survivor, joins us on the show and talks about making peace with an imperfect life.
Says Michele - I allowed worry to become my means of control.
Michele’s Recovery A-HA! Moment
She realized that “What if?” questions were hijacking her life.
Imperfect Places Michele Found Healing
Michele’s Imperfect Tips
Wed, 4 June 2014
Although today’s guest has run a successful home-based business for 18 years, she’ll be the first to tell you that she has had her share of doubts.
“I was tempted more than once to take the safe and practical road by joining the ranks of the corporate cubicle dwellers after years of self-employed freedom and flexibility. But that’s not a life suited for me. I longed for personal growth, independence and the kind of creative living that can only be found as an entrepreneur. I can’t help it; the entrepreneurial spirit is in my blood.”
Founder of the International Christian Mompreneur Network, Theresa Ceniccola joins us and shares the professional blastoff ReLaunch! she set up up for herself after the economy went south, clients left, and baby number three was here.
Theresa’s best advice for ReLaunch!
Join the ICM Network (no cost) and get the toolkit that all Christian entrepreneurial moms should have.
Tue, 3 June 2014
She landed right in the middle of her childhood dream, to work in the music business. And, while the nine years spent in that industry were fun, exciting, and personally fulfilling, she recognized (over time) that the spiritual restlessness she felt was really a signal for her to move on and explore other venues and other opportunities. The question she kept asking herself - Is this the best gift I have to offer? Today’s guest loves “putting feet to vision”, leadership front-runner and author, Jenni Catron.
One of her A-HA! observations
Restlessness could be a sign that it is time for a seasonal change.
In her latest book, “Clout – Discover and Unleash your God-given Influence” - You’ll learn how to step into your sphere of influence with the humble confidence of Christ.
Keys to career change!
Three pieces of advice she would give to her 20 year old self
Mon, 2 June 2014
If you've ever heard this man speak, you would quickly agree that Bob Burg is one of the most gracious and thoughtful people that have ever graced a platform. The verbal mixture of sincerity and practicality softens any stage and endears the hearts of worldwide audiences. While it caught me off guard (he is one of my heroes in the speaking world), this wasn't always the case for him. Not by a long shot. On the show, The Go Giver himself, Bob Burg talks openly about his early-in-life battles with OCD (in his own words - debilitating), gossiping, and negativity. (My own personal commentary - Bob's willingness to be transparent and open about his struggles and personal ReLaunch! says more about him and his character than this interview could ever do.)
His greatest fear
Not living up to his potential.
One of the many books that helped Bob learn to live in gratitude
Guard your Tongue by Rabbi Zelig Pliskin
If he could go back and give advise to his younger self
"Shut up and listen."