ReLaunch - NEVER GIVE UP on Your Possibilities

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. 

Follow Ana on TwitterFacebookGoogle Plus, and visit her site.

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