ReLaunch - NEVER GIVE UP on Your Possibilities

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:

  • How to get started;
  • One of the most common entrepreneurial mistakes;
  • The key to figuring out what to do next;
  • Solid advice for authors and content creators. 

Get your copy of Randy's latest book, Make Change Work and learn how to stay nimble, relevant, and engaged in a world of constant change. 

Other books by Randy, On My Honor, I Will and Results Rule.

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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!

  • Awareness is the beginning of change;
  • Be patient with yourself. 

How to live life in 3D

  • Detective - Who were you when you were playing as a child? (In Kelly's case, she was a dancer and a writer);
  • Define - Come up with a list of ways of how you can do this ;
  • Determine that you are going to do this.

If she could give advice to her younger self

  • Don't worry;
  • Enjoy the journey. 

Heart Lessons 

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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.

Get Joe's book - Silent Impact: Stories of influence through purpose, persistence, and passion

Skills he learned and developed

  • How to connect with the audience;
  • How to pace himself;
  • How and when to blend in humor.

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

  • Don't get caught-up in the destination
  • Learn and enjoy the journey. 

Follow Joe on Twitter and Facebook

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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. 

His turning-point

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

  • Eliminate the need to say “I know that already”;
  • Live your life based on what inspires you, not the ideals of other people.

Follow Tony on Twitter and Facebook.

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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.

ReLaunch! Revelations

  • Realized he was spending way to much time on a plane and not enough with his family;
  • Needed less crowd-time, and more one-on-one time. 

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.”

Read Joe's incredible books - Becoming a Category of oneWork Like you're Showing Off, and Be the Best at what Matters Most.

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. 

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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. 

Follow Chris Locurto on Twitter and Facebook.


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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

Podcast tips

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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.

She didn't want to give up her "baby"

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

  1. Who am I to do this?
  2. Can I really be the expert people think I am?

Take a peek at Kathy's book - Finding your Fire

Two A-HA! moments Kathy shares

  1. Asking others "What am I good at?" takes the edge off the soul searching;
  2. Success isn’t about being famous, is about doing something well.

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.

Follow Kathy on Twitter and Facebook.

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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! 

  • Learning to listen to herself;
  • Meditation;
  • Attending live events and conferences.

Get your complimentary copy of Sarah's e-magazine The Happy Entrepreneur - 100 pages of juicy tips.

Follow Sarah on Twitter and Facebook.

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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.


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