ReLaunch - NEVER GIVE UP on Your Possibilities (general)

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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After voluntarily downgrading himself from manager to front-door greeter (without telling his wife), his plan was already in motion - to sneak out from his 10-year career with Costco, so he could move toward something that was more in line with his style and personality. While Costco was a good gig for him during his first half, climbing the ladder and earning a check, it was incomplete. He wanted, in a career, what most all of us want - to fully express our skills, abilities, and talents. Known by audiences as The Productivityist, Success magazine contributor and TED Talks speaker Mike Vardy joins the show..

The Itch to begin a Speaking Career

Somehow or another, he ended up in an improv class. And, with his first taste of on-stage performance, he has hooked.

Best advice

"Be patient."

What contributed the most to his successful ReLaunch!

  • Having a supportive wife;
  • He understood that he didn't have to scrap what he learned in the corporate world, he just needed to adapt it to fit his homemade business.

What he knows now that he wished he knew then

Don't try to do everything at once.

Complimentary downloadable resource - Mike Vardy's manifesto

Stop doing Productive and Start being Productive

Don't just pick stuff. Pick the right stuff.

Being selfish with your time can make you more selfless over time.

Don’t fight your body clock.

Set limits. They are your guardian against overwhelm.

Looking for a solid book to add to your productivity library? Mike recommends Getting Things Done by David Allen.

Follow Mike on Twitter and Facebook.

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He did poorly in school, worked as a janitor, until one day....Kevin Leman later became a psychologist, wrote over 40 books including "The Birth Order Book"

Dr. Kevin Leman's books: Have a New Kid by FridayThe Birth Order BookWhat a Difference a Mom Makes, and many others.

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Even though she and her husband already had six children, she began having dreams about a new baby; recurring dreams that lasted about six weeks. Fairly certain God wasn't hinting that they should have another child, over time, she caught the message. Author, speaker, women's leader, and very busy mom, Sue Detweiler, joins us on the show.

Prepare to ReLaunch!

She stepped up her entrepreneurial and business-savvy by attending conferences, reading books, and tuning in regularly to content-rich podcasts.

Books and conferences that influenced her the most during her ReLaunch!: 48 Days to the Work you LoveEntreleadership, and Platform.

As she immersed herself in new learning opportunities, she understood that they were stepping-stones in her overall personal growth and discovery.

Sue's no-hype un-sexy, very practical ReLaunch! tips

  • Keep putting one foot in front of the other;
  • The only reason you never get to your dream is if you stop.

In Retrospect

Sue, like many people, didn't recognize that some of the physical symptoms she experienced were her body's way of sending her signals that it was time to move into something else - to ReLaunch! if you will.

Sue's latest book - 9 Traits of a Life-Giving Mom makes a wonderful gift for you or the moms in your life.

Follow Sue on Twitter and Facebook.

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When her son got back from a leisurely jog, he complained of a dull pain in his hip. Within months, the 14 year-old, basketball-playing, fun-loving boy, was diagnosed with Osteosarcoma - bone cancer. And, while the doctor's reported that it has a 70% survival rate, the concerned mom heard that there was a 30% chance of her losing her son. Laura Sobiech, Zach's mom and author to the incredible book Fly a Little Higher,  joins us on the show and shares Zach's message of hope and encouragement - It's all about relationships and touching lives.

The beginning of his fight

Once he was diagnosed, Zach said - I think it’s part of something big.

Physically weak but spiritually and emotionally strong

Originally with a dime-store guitar, when he became to weak to play basketball and do teenage boy stuff, as his mother says, he found "shelter" in his music. One day, as Laura was cleaning his room, she found the lyrics to a song that would quickly go on to become somewhat of an anthem. (The original, very homemade recording for his song was done on his cell phone.)

Wonderful lessons we can learn from Zach

  • Don’t let a future that doesn't exist yet, squash the present moment.
  • use your talents well, whatever it may be, to make the world a better place
  • Use simple means to make other's life better, like putting smile on their face.

The Legacy

Zach not only knew that he was going to die, he knew when he was going to die. And, after a courageous fight, is 2013, he passed; but not without leaving us with his beautiful messages and a song - Clouds. The You Tube video has been viewed more than 10 million times. (check out our list of inspirational music videos)

Get Laura's book and learn how to Fly a Little Higher.

Follow Laura on Twitter and visit Zach's page on Facebook.

 

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Self-diagnosed as a recovering investment banker and a "successful underachiever", she fought against the one-two punch of severe grief (the loss of a boyfriend and a mother) and physical complications, to become nationally known in business and media circles. The #1 lady (at least in my book), when it comes to tough love for business, best selling author and CNBC correspondent, Carol Roth joins us on the show.

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009 Three rock-solid steps for transition with Mike Mack

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Like many seasoned professionals and entrepreneurs, he reached a point in his career where he wasn't making the difference he wanted. It's not that his career plateaued, "Things weren't terrible," as he points out, he just had a burning desire to do more and be more. Of course, he didn't leave immediately, (not many people ever do), instead, he learned to cope - switching back-and-forth between low quality sleep, and high degrees of stress. Eventually he did leave,blasting-off on a ReLaunch! of choice. It would be followed shortly thereafter by a ReLaunch! of necessity. Mike Mack, our Canadian correspondent, joins us on the show and shares three solid steps for transition, and ideas for finding a mentor.


Mike's A-Ha Moment

While it may not sound very sexy - He realized that working at his non-profit gig wasn't fun anymore.

He shares Three ReLaunch! game-changers

  • Determine what you truly love to do;
  • Leverage a great mentor;
  • Commit to a plan.

The program Mike credits for changing his life: Get the Edge - Tony Robbins.

Relaunch! tip

Always remind yourself of what you want, not what someone else wants.

Two books that were huge for Mike: Think and Grow Rich and The Power of Focus.

Follow Mike on Twitter and Facebook.

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008 Stress to Balance – Money Saving Mom Crystal Paine

<p style="color: #333333; font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', 'Bitstream Charter', Times, serif; font-size: 13.333333969116211px; line-height: 19px;">Like a tight-rope walker, she put just about all her energy and effort into maintaining a &ldquo;balanced&rdquo; walk that was destined for a fall. Over-committed and stretched razor thin, for a time, she tried to pass herself off as someone &ldquo;who had it all together&rdquo;. As her body began sending distress signals, she reached out to her husband for advice. With zero sugar-coating, the words he said to her, set a course in motion - "You brought this on yourself."</p>
<p style="color: #333333; font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', 'Bitstream Charter', Times, serif; font-size: 13.333333969116211px; line-height: 19px;"><strong>Her Simple Truth</strong></p>
<p style="color: #333333; font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', 'Bitstream Charter', Times, serif; font-size: 13.333333969116211px; line-height: 19px;">I&rsquo;d rather people see the real me and know I am a mess, sometimes - Crystal Paine</p>
<p style="color: #333333; font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', 'Bitstream Charter', Times, serif; font-size: 13.333333969116211px; line-height: 19px;">When I say NO to the mediocre, I can then say YES to the BEST - Crystal Paine</p>
<p style="color: #333333; font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', 'Bitstream Charter', Times, serif; font-size: 13.333333969116211px; line-height: 19px;"><span style="font-family: 'arial black', 'avant garde';">Two great books to add to your library:&nbsp;</span></p>
<p style="color: #333333; font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', 'Bitstream Charter', Times, serif; font-size: 13.333333969116211px; line-height: 19px;"><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1400206464/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=1400206464&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=wwwfindingy0d-20&amp;linkId=4XY2UOHXUVNS3DTT" target="_blank">Say Goodbye to Survival Mode</a></p>
<p style="color: #333333; font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', 'Bitstream Charter', Times, serif; font-size: 13.333333969116211px; line-height: 19px;"><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1451646208/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=1451646208&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=wwwfindingy0d-20&amp;linkId=VR66BYW2V4KMMMU7" target="_blank">The Money Saving Mom's Budget</a>.</p>
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Like a tight-rope walker, she put just about all her energy and effort into maintaining a “balanced” walk that was destined for a fall. Over-committed and stretched razor thin, for a time, she tried to pass herself off as someone “who had it all together”. As her body began sending distress signals, she reached out to her husband for advice. With zero sugar-coating, the words he said to her, set a course in motion - "You brought this on yourself."

Her Simple Truth

I’d rather people see the real me and know I am a mess, sometimes - Crystal Paine

When I say NO to the mediocre, I can then say YES to the BEST - Crystal Paine

Two great books to add to your library: 

Say Goodbye to Survival Mode

The Money Saving Mom's Budget.

For Full Transcripts of this show and More Resources 

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007 Looming Debt to a Booming Biz - Barefoot Executive Carrie Wilkerson

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<p style="color: #333333; font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', 'Bitstream Charter', Times, serif; font-size: 13.333333969116211px; line-height: 19px;">With a six-figure debt ceiling caving-in over their heads, both&nbsp;Carrie Wilkerson&nbsp;and her husband knew that they had to get out from under it as quick as possible. They just didn&rsquo;t know how. With a heart set on being available to needs of her growing family, she battled frequently with her checkbook and her weight - gaining 100 lbs as her health took a nosedive. With the realization that her kids are learning from the example she&rsquo;s setting, she and her husband knew that it was time for a change - a&nbsp;<em>Relaunch!,</em>&nbsp;if you will, into a more meaningful, fulfilling, and profitable second half.</p>

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With a six-figure debt ceiling caving-in over their heads, both Carrie Wilkerson and her husband knew that they had to get out from under it as quick as possible. They just didn’t know how. With a heart set on being available to needs of her growing family, she battled frequently with her checkbook and her weight - gaining 100 lbs as her health took a nosedive. With the realization that her kids are learning from the example she’s setting, she and her husband knew that it was time for a change - a Relaunch!, if you will, into a more meaningful, fulfilling, and profitable second half.

For Full Transcripts of this show and More Resources 

http://relaunchshow.com/7

972-885-8384 

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