ReLaunch - NEVER GIVE UP on Your Possibilities (general)

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!

  • Money-based decisions are never sustainable;
  • Nature and life will always guide you;
  • Consistently decide in favor of your passions;
  • Rank your top five passions, the rest will fall in place.

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

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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

  • In the midst of her cancer fight, she and her husband adopted three at-risk children;
  • She started hanging out with people who were also in a mess;
  • She acknowledged her limits;
  • Michele changed the way she communicated with others and herself.

Michele’s Imperfect Tips

  • Life is precious, don’t wait until tomorrow what you can do now;
  • Work hard on your dream, but don’t forget relationships along the way;
  • Don’t let the fear of tomorrow rob you of life today.

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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!

  • You are never trapped;
  • Embrace imperfection;
  • Sample from many plates;
  • Don’t worry about getting all your ducks in a row;
  • Lean on God.

Join the ICM Network (no cost) and get the toolkit that all Christian entrepreneurial moms should have.

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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.

Complimentary study guide for "Clout"

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! 

  • Understand that your gifts are transferable;
  • Reach out to mentors;
  • Write a thank you note to everyone you've worked with;
  • For your first few days, listen and learn (become a sponge).

Three pieces of advice she would give to her 20 year old self

  • Quit comparing yourself and trying to fit in;
  • Rather than mimicking others, influence the world in the way you are wired;
  • By embracing your uniqueness, the people around you get to enjoy the best of you.

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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."

Other incredible business books by Bob Burg - Endless Referrals-3rd edition and Adversaries into Allies

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While she had one of most successful teaching studios in the city (she taught classical guitar), she felt conflicted - the strong urge to shift her business focus and the fear of losing her existing students. As the pressure of procrastination pressed-in, her body responded with its own physical reactions - stress, colds, and other symptoms. When given the opportunity to create a program to reduce stress, she not only became her own needed solution, she discovered a wonderful alternative that would bring healing, health, and focus to many. Sound wellness healer Sharon Carne joins us on the show and shares.

One of Sharon's A-HA moments

The perfectionism of a musician doesn't always translate "perfectly" to the world of business.

Two things that helped her stay focused and on-track

  • She built a new circle of relationships around her;
  • She had in-place, solid affirmations.

Her ReLaunch! advice

  • Don't take things personally;
  • Focus on the people you are here to serve.

Complimentary downloadable gift from Sharon - One hour of uplifting and calming birdsong meditation.

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We all find ourselves in this rut at some point - not making the difference we know we’re capable of. The lack of expressed authenticity or the not-knowing of how to engage in it, can be frustrating and downright emotionally draining. While it didn’t happen overnight (nothing ever does), once he decided to stop “playing the role” of who he thought he should be, is when everything started turning for him. Syndicated radio host and bestselling author of The Rich Life, Beau Henderson joins us on the show and shares ideas, tips, and truths for moving from stressor to strength.

Rich Life Tips

  • Surround yourself with people smarter than you;
  • Get over it - It’s not about you;
  • Connect to what lights you up first, money and happiness will then come easily.

Complimentary eBook from Beau Henderson and the team at Rich Life Advisers - Rich Life Stewardship Principles (DIRECT DOWNLOAD - NO SIGN IN REQUIRED0

One of Beau’s favorite reads - The War of Art by Stephen Pressfield

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By her own admission, she’s changed spouses twice;  cities, five times, and friends, more times than she cares to mention.But, the decision to completely change profession, took everyone by surprise! She walked away from a successful surgery practice and toward a life and a lifestyle that beautifully expresses and represents who she is and what she stands for. She is now no longer living a job, she is living a mission – a mission to stamp out mediocrity, boredom, comfort zones and all other destroyers of awesomeness. Dr. Sheri Rosenthal joins us on the show and shares the symptomsstages, and steps that positioned her for a remarkable ReLaunch!

A powerful revelation

Dr. Rosenthal explains on the show - I was only accessing half of myself.

A meaningful book that changed the way she saw herself and her possibilities - The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz

Two things that contributed to her successful ReLaunch!

  • Sheri learned to believe in herself again;
  • she got clarity through taking action.

Recommended reads by Sheri - Banishing Mind Spam and The Complete Idiot's Guide to Toltec Wisdom

ReLaunch! advice from the Doctor

  • Have an exit strategy.

Complimentary downloadable gift from Sheri - 10 Keys to a Happier and More Audacious Life! (requires sign-in)

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A YOUNG COUPLE. A NEW BABY. PLANS FOR THE FUTURE. As a wife, new mom and successful career woman, she thought her life was set, until one morning, her husband didn't wake up. A family tragedy, brought on by high stress, threw her life into a tailspin. As she recovered and rebuilt her life, now as a widowed mom, she explains on the show that she tried everything short of illegal drugs to get herself unstuck and moving forward. Kristen Brown, host of "The Happy Hour Effect" joins us and shares the advice, turning-point, and action steps that helped regain her sanity, drop the corporate gig, and kick-start her business.

Read Kristen's story - The Best Worst Thing - a memoir and The Happy Hour Effect

Her Turning-point

While she made every excuse imaginable to stay in corporate America, a question and a challenge from her dad, rocked her world - How bad do you want this? and "Go BIG or go home!

Kristen's Tips for Healing

  • Stop thinking about what's next;
  • Instead of being reactive, practice being proactive;
  • Understand your core values.

One of the Books that was very helpful in her Restoration and ReLaunch!

10-10-10: A fast and powerful way to get unstuck in love, at work, and with your family

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In her early 40's, every area of her life was in transition - health, career, and relationship. Busy and successful as a graphic designer, she became more and more distant from herself and her instincts; coping through the ups and downs by reacting and shutting down. Through introspection and self-education, she began to realize that she was worthy and deserved more (a lot more). Once that seed took root, she was ready to burst through her perceived limitations and become a Fabulous at 50 flower and founder - Dianna Bowes joins us on ReLaunch!

Dianna's turning-point A-Ha Moment

I realized if I kept doing what I was doing, believing what I believed, I won’t get to where I wanted to go.

I started to listen to my own voice.

Resources and tools that helped her in the journey

Audio program that change the way she looked at everything, especially herself: Manifest your Destiny - Dr. Wayne Dyer.

Feel the Fear and do it Anyway by Susan Jeffers

Most challenging part of her new beginning

Staying focused and keeping to her chosen path.

Tips for a Fabulous ReLaunch!

  • Share your ideas only with supportive people;
  • Focus on your strengths:
  • Get help with your weaknesses:
  • Delegate.

Dianna's Challenge to Women  in their 50's

If not now, when?

Follow Dianna and Fabulous @ 50 on Twitter and Facebook.

Fabulous at 50 complimentary resource - 12 Tips for being Fabulous (Just sign up for her newsletter.)

 

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