ReLaunch - NEVER GIVE UP on Your Possibilities

On the show today is podcast and commercial voice over artist, Rye Taylor. In addition to doing some incredible magic acts when it comes to voice, creativity, and sharing the best part of a message, he is also the host of Take Action Q & A. I love how he does his show - he brings in the movers and shakers of business, picks their brain, and has them answer one specific question from a listener, follower, or fan.

As he likes to say, " Solving the world's problems in 10 minutes or less", his show is one of the fastest ways to get a quick audio education that I know of.

Rye's Backstory >>> Let's just say that being a pastor, was a generational vocation - he was a pastor, as was his father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. He knew that world well and had the graduate level education to back it up.

He was serving as senior pastor when he made the decision to step away from traditional "pastor's work" and explore the entrepreneurial side.

Here's why - The lion's share of the people he was ministering to weren't that interested in vision casting, pushing the limits, or striving for more. All of which were his specialities. 

Frankly, as he talks about on the show, they were content where they were. And that OK, for them. However, for him to grow, serve, and "minister" in a way that was truly honoring to all (even God), he had to do his own thing.

Had he stayed in the familiar small church setting, he could have missed-out on true opportunity for ministry. 

Follow Voice-over talent, entrepreneur and podcaster Rye on Facebookvisit his site, and subscribe to Take Action Q&A.

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Author and podcast host Kirsten Ross launched her business as a single parent about ten years ago and has been a catalyst for helping companies motivate their employees getting buy-in for the long-term vision. She has two great books out Defeat the Drama and From People Problems to Productivity. She’s been all over the media like NBC Nightly News and NPR. She also hosts her own show - Defeat the Drama

Kirsten's backstory >>> She had been called a failure and a sham for so many years, for her own self defense and survival, she she would shrink and make herself smaller and smaller. Emotionally wounded, but persistent in spirit, she did what a lot of moms and wives often do, she tried to fix what was beyond repair. 

Her ideas and energy started to flow once she shifted her focus from repair mode to creation mode - specifically, creating a business and a home that would support her faith and family

Follow woman entrepreneur Kirsten on Twitter, Facebook, visit her site, and subscribe to Defeat the Drama.


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Many of us self-help and personal growth junkies have read books or listened to programs in which the creators ask us to imagine or write-out what we want our ideal life to look like. It's a great approach for some and no doubt, can be very revealing. However, for today's guest, it was a different framework that caught her interest and gave her the clarity for what to do next. 

She focused her attention and her intention on how she wanted to feel each and every day.  Beyond business metrics, to-do lists, and conference calls, what she really wanted to experience was - peace and calm. Accountability coach, productivity strategist, and host of Live your Life Now and Get the right (bleep) Done, Liz Brazier joins us on this very practical show to share how she walked away from twenty-plus years in IT sales in the corporate world, to experience a life of her own making. 

Book recommendation:

The Fire Starter Sessions by @DanielleLaPorte 

Liz shares Productivity Tips and Techniques that will help you:

Track your time for 3 full days and gain clarity on where you waste your time.

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Path of Development - Jane Atkinson has been helping speakers catapult their careers for more than 20 years. She started as an agent representing speakers and when several of them quickly went from 0 to 80 engagements per year, she became known as an influencer in the speaking industry.

With that kind of rep, she landed a VP spot with International Speakers Bureau in Dallas, where she represented several celebrities, best-selling authors and business experts and learned. For the past 10 years, Jane has run Speaker Launcher.

Common rookie mistake for new speakers - Lack of positioning. Marketing yourself as an expert in multiple categories.(Ex. leadership, team-building, time management, conflict resolution, goal setting, etc.)

Business advice – While everyone has a story, not every story is sellable (in the speaking business). Package your speech or a version of your story in a way that people will pay for.

Get Jane’s book – The Wealthy Speaker and The Wealthy Speaker 2.0.

How to be a triple threat in your business – 1) Hone and sharpen  platform skills; 2) marketing skills; 3) sales skills.

Transition from full time job to be a speaker? Carve out designated time to work on the new business; transition gradually, give yourself a three-year window.

What contributed the most to her success – mindset and relationships. Several years ago, a coach challenged her to write down the specifics of her ideal life. That exercise alone was transformational.

Immediate action steps (If she were starting over from square one tomorrow) – 1) Pick a lane (be very clear on what you want to be known for); 2) Develop targeted marketing and informational materials; 3) Create a website using strong language; 4) Build a solid foundation upon which to grow.

Follow Jane and Speaker Launcher on TwitterFacebook, and get involved with her Platinum Mastermind.

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At age 40, she felt like “playing Small, playing Safe” - She was making other people wealthy but have not achieved her life's goals. The famous coach for speakers Jane Atkinson shares her midlife relaunch and great tips for speakers.

The first lady of speaking, Jane Atkinson has been helping speakers catapult their careers for more than 20 years. She started as an agent representing speakers and when several of them quickly went from 0 to 80 engagements per year, she became known as an influencer in the speaking industry.

Need to polish your skill? Get Jane's latest how-to guide - The Epic Keynote.

With that kind of rep, she landed a VP spot with International Speakers Bureau in Dallas, where she represented several celebrities, best-selling authors and business experts. For the past 10 years, Jane has run Speaker Launcher.

Here's a link to the first show we did with Jane. In it, she outlines the common rookie mistakes of new speakers, how to be a triple threat in your business, and what contributed the most to her success.

Ready to get paid for your speaking gigs? Read The Wealthy Speaker.

Follow Jane on TwitterFacebook, and visit her site.

"Guided Meditation for Creating Wealth" Jane Mentioned during the Show


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Do you remember what we were doing two years ago - early Spring, 2012? Our guest, Stephanie Decker, was in the middle of a storm.

As a category five tornado ripped through the tiny town of Henryville, Indiana, lifting her home off its foundation and smashing it to the ground, she used her body as a shield to protect her two young children from flying debris, falling beams, and a disintegrating house. Even after her legs were crushed from a structural collapse, her motherly instincts did not fail her - directing her kids on what to do next.

She did what any mom would do for her family. Because of her heroic efforts, her children walked away from the rubble unscathed. As she explains on the show, “Not even a scratch.”

Since the accident, Stephanie has inspired a nation. She has appeared on the Today ShowThe Ellen Degeneres Show, ABC World News Tonight (as "person of the week"), and featured in publications such as USA Today, and People Magazine. She also started the Stephanie Decker Foundation, which helps children with prosthetic legs, enjoy sports and helps people gain access to leading-edge prosthetics.

Follow Stephanie on TwitterFacebook, and visit her site.

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This is the second half of the conversation I had with Darren.

In this segment, he begins by answering one of our listener’s questions about his early-morning success habits.

Don't read this book, STUDY IT!!!  The Compound Effect

Other questions he responds to:

  1. You take a pretty radical approach when it comes to your consumption of media. Why is it so important to you to limit your exposure to television and/or radio and how has that decision impacted your life?
  2. What is the greatest challenge people face in making The Compound Effect work?
  3. You talk about how, by using the principles found in the book, you not only strengthened your own marriage, you also helped a buddy completely turn his around. Would you share how that happened?
  4. You talk a lot about your mentor, Jim Rohn, and the importance of mentors and peak-performance partners. Why is having a mentor so important and what is the best way to find one.

Follow Darren on TwitterFacebook, and help yourself to The Compound Effect success resources.

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While he may not have appreciated it at the time, those early-morning wake-up calls by his football-coach dad, were setting him up for something big - a six-figure income in his own business, by the time he was 18 and the creation of a $50 million business, by age 27.

DO NOT read this book! STUDY IT!!! – The Compound Effect

Publisher of Success magazine, New York Times bestselling author of The Compound Effect, husband, and humanitarian, Darren Hardy, joins us on the show.

In this two-part podcast series, he talks about, among other things –  mentors, success routines, habits, momentum, media exposure, marriage, and of course, the magic of the compound effect.

Here are some of the questions Darren expands upon:

  • How do you define the Compound Effect?
  • Why did you write The Compound Effect? And why now?
  • You talk about how significant success stems from very small changes. How does that work?
  • In the book, you mention that consistency is critical for the Compound Effect – how so? Talk about consistency as related to habits and building momentum.
  • You discuss the power of establishing success routines. Talk to us about why that is important and what are some of your routines?

Follow Darren on TwitterFacebook, and visit his site.

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On the show, this guy is one of the most versatile, talented and funniest entertainers I’ve ever seen.His wit, humor, and genius has dazzled audiences in all the familiar hot spots - Showtime, HBO, the White House, and the famous Apollo Theatre. The performer has shared stages with Aretha Franklin and James Brown. He’s also joined Jennifer Aniston and Dana Carvey on the big screen. Originally one of my first guests (years ago), comedian, actor, humanitarian, and philanthropist, James Stephens III, joins us on the show.

James’ backstory >>> (Academically trained as an attorney, funny man James Stephens III had to follow his passion to create a better way for at-risk students.)

Comparing his early years to a scene from the hit movie "The Blind Side", he was born the youngest of seven children, adopted out around the age of 8 and raised by a loving family, outside of his race.

Through the spiritual and emotional blend of God’s grace and his parents’ loving embrace, he not only made it through secondary school but went on to attend Georgetown University, earned his law degree and then went on to clerk for three years.

With an impressive educational pedigree in the background and a bright law career in the foreground, today's guest chose to walk away from the legal world to follow his heart and live out who he truly is: an entertainer.

By trusting his own intuition and gifts, James achieved notoriety and has appeared on a number of television shows and comedy specials, which included performances at the White House, the famous Apollo Theatre and Carnegie Hall.

While success on the stage didn't happen overnight, God’s hands were at work in the comedian's life; revealing, something bigger than he could ever imagine.  

By harnessing his talents on stage and being true to his passions for entertainment, ministry and kids, he aligned himself with the greater need of at-risk students. The James Stephens III Foundation has contributed more than $500,000 in scholarships to graduating seniors.

By following his VOICE, James is able to speak into the lives of millions of people; millions he would have missed, had he settled for the corner office.

Follow James on Facebook, check out his You Tube and donate to the James Stephens III Foundation.

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Entrenched in a worn-out plan, he did what was expected - he went from high school, to college, to corporate, to misery. And, like you and me, the sparks that filled his dreams and kept him awake during his teen years, flickered in his twenties, smoldered in his thirties, and were all but forgotten by the time he reached his 40th birthday. 

Bruce 's bestselling book - You Can Go  the Distance 

Miserable by the life he was watching go by, he was battered by many of life's punches - two bankruptcies, a spousal mental meltdown, and cancer. As he explains on the show, for him, a good day was "a day I could get through". Bestselling author, life coach, speaker, and Marathon runner, Bruce Van Horn joins us on the show today to share three solid action-steps for taking control of your healthsanity, and life

Three game-changer books in Bruce's Recovery - The War of Art,  Man's Search for Meaning, and The Alchemist.


Follow Bruce on TwitterFacebook, and visit his site.

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With only nine bucks in his pocket, he left his homeland of India in search of another dream on a different continent. Taking a sales job, he absorbed the culture, closed deals, and quickly climbed the rungs. Through a wonderful series of events and divine intervention sprinkled all along the way, he ended up with a ticket that would change the course of his life - an event ticket to see the legendary Zig Ziglar speak. From that ordained encounter, the young man from across the world, worked his way up from entry-level telemarketer, to VP of Global Ops.

“I Want to Train People to Look For Light Switches, Not Just Open Doors”

Success Doesn’t Happen When You Get the Opportunity” 

Author, speaker, and ambassador for the Ziglar family of companies, Krish Dhanam, joins us on the show to share priceless nuggets about art and science of belonginghumilitycompetitionplanningpreparation, and careers; gems learned from Zig himself. (If you didn't know, he is one of only two people trained personally by the master of motivation.) Read Krish's amazing book - The American Dream - From an Indian heart

More from Krish's library - From Abstracts to Absolutes and The Immigrant Attitude

Follow Krish on TwitterFacebook, and visit his site.

Ziglar’s golden words to Krishna “All I did was opening one door, but I train you so well that you ran looking for light switches. Today is not about the opportunity I gave you, it’s about you taking that opportunity”.

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The Boston Globe called this guy “an uncommonly honest author”. The Wall Street Journal called him a “marketing guru”. And, as far as I know, he is the only professional actor that is also a New York Times bestselling, business author. To his credit, he has only fallen off the stage, into the orchestra pit, once… (According to my sources.)

The incredible Michael Port joins us on the show to share a personal struggle with food and weight loss, and the ReLaunch that not only helped rescue his health, it strengthened his business and beefed up his bottom line.

What you'll hear in this episode - honesty, humility, and humor.

"The Cornerstone of All Performance is Improv, be Adaptable" 

"You can’t take anything away from me. I am who I am. But when you hide something, then you feel like people can take things from you."

Michael's incredible library of resources - Book yourself SolidBeyond Booked SolidBook yourself Solid IllustratedThe Contrarian Effect, and The Think Big Manifesto.

Follow Michael on TwitterFacebook, and visit his site.

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Author of the incredible book, So Long Inner Critic – Hello Inner Champion, nationally known speaker, trainer, and performance coach, Marcie Stern joins us on the show.

Marcie's backstory >>> While she originally followed a career path that seemed to be well laid-out – a graduate degree and then a career in hospital administration, she knew that “something was missing”, and there had to be “more out there”. By her own admission – She was a gerbil trapped in the wheel of status quo expectations and experiences.

Realizing she wasn’t making the contribution she knew she was capable of, she still had lingering doubts as to her own value; the question she would often ask herself – “Am I good enough?”

Despite the self-doubt, she held strong to her convictions and stepped into the unknown entrepreneurial world.

Her turning point: “This is my opportunity to be heard!”

Beliefs and heavy questions she had to remove from her thinking: “How can you leave something that’s successful?” “Are you really contributing to your family?”

Marcie's recommended reads: Finding your Own North Star by Martha Beck, What to Say When you Talk to Yourself by Dr. Shad Helmsetter, There Must be More than This by Dr. Judith Wright.

Free resource and report from Marcie: 10 Tips to Say “No” Gracefully

Follow Marcie on TwitterFacebook, and visit her site

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Going into immediate survival mode, her life as a new mother changed in an terror-filled flash when Samantha, her 18-month-old daughter, almost died before finally being diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes. As she openly talks about on the show, she became desperate, angry, and physically unhealthy as she did everything she could to raise an insulin dependent child. It took 13 years for today's guest to realize that, while busy saving her daughter, she forgot to save herself.

Inspirational speaker, strong mom, and author of the upcoming book, "Saving Her, Saving Me", Bonita Lehmann, joins us on the show to share how she took control of her life back, stayed accountable, and got her game on.

Our ReLaunch! eBook gift to you - 7 Days of Self Care

 Bonita's turning point

After ignoring years of signs and signals that were trying to get her attention, she awoke early one morning with the imaginary realness of being choked into submission. She then heard (maybe felt) an inner voice assuring her that today was the day for a change in plans.

One of the best parts of her entire journey

Her daughters grew to respect her and became her biggest fans and cheerleaders. 

Follow Bonita on TwitterFacebook, and visit her site.

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Our guest, G. Brian Benson, is an actor, multiple award winning self-help author, filmmaker, speaker, radio personality, musician, inspirational poet, children’s author, finisher of over 50 triathlons (including 4 Ironman distance races), cross-country bicyclist, and someone that believes in YOU! On the show he shares his best ideas and tips for how to believe and trust in yourself, even if no one else does.

Need ideas on how to live a healthy, fun, and balanced life? Check out G. Brian's books - Finding your Voice and Brian's List 

G. Brian's backstory >>> After about twelve years in the family business (a golf center), he was burned out and ready for more than just a change; he was ready for a new beginning. Allowing himself the room to stretch, grow, and understand, he kept open to possibilities and on the lookout for exciting opportunities. And, while he's already accomplished a life's worth of work (in my opinion anyway), in real-time, all of this is still showroom-fresh for him. 

Follow G. Brian on TwitterFacebook, and visit his site.

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Taking a break from their studies, he and a few college friends were hoofing-it to a nearby party when he decided to short-cut through a wooded area. Making his way off the beaten-path, he found himself perched on-top of a towering train trestle, 40-feet above the rushing currents of the local river. The fall took from him the mobility he had in his legs and as he explains on the show, was an "unbelievable setback" that stacked-up to two months of rehabilitation. In the beginning of his very personal ReLaunch! he had to relearn many activities that were once second nature to him.

Keynote speaker and author of the upcoming book F.E.A.R. N.O.T. - Embrace Life's Journey, Dale Spencer joins us on the show to share the two main ingredients that have steeped his courage, accelerated his professional growth and helped him achieve his goals.

An empowering AHA! observation Dale shares

"I am not obsessed with the journey behind me."

Follow Dale on TwitterFacebook, and visit his site.

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They were both disenchanted educators. Nicole knew she was on the passion-absent safe path and Omar understood that he could be easily replaced. One of the frustrations she felt was that she couldn't see herself as anything other than a teacher. For him, his creativity was held captive.

As they both felt boxed-in, they ended-up quitting at the same time - eager to stretch their legs and chase their entrepreneurial dream. Hosts of People Who Know their Sh*t, the teacher-turned-entrepreneur duo of Omar Zenhom and Nicole Baldinu join us on the show to share their hopeful message that there is life after teaching. 

One of the reasons Pei and I are excited to have them on is because they have found another application for their training, experience, and passion. Don't get me wrong, they're still in the teaching, empowering, and equipping business, they're just doing it now on their terms - whenever, wherever, and with whomever  they choose. In a nutshell - Business Republic (Omar and Nicole) help bootstrapping entrepreneurs build viable and profitable businesses they can be proud of.

One other thing about these two, they are launching another podcast, The $100 MBA, which will feature fast, no-fluff, 10 minute business lessons. 

Follow Omar and Nicole, on TwitterFacebook, and through their podcast - People Who Know their Sh*t. 

Need a real business education without the debt, commute, and annoying professors? Link arms with Nicole and Omar and get an MBA education for only $100. 

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With a lifelong dream of being a comedian and an actress, she moved to Los Angeles when her daughter was only two. Understanding the urge and the importance of being available for her family, she created a business that gave her the flexibility to work from home. With self-study in a field that was very distant to her, she became an in-demand political consultant and ended-up wearing that all-consuming hat for eight years. On the show, she explains that she "hated every minute".  She even developed what she refers to as "resentment lumps". However, as you'll hear in her voice, she was more in love with her dream. Comedy actress, voice-over goddess, and co-host of the Angriest Trainer Podcast, Anna Vocino, joins us on the show to share the hopeful advice and lessons that kept her in the game.

If you're new to Anna, she has an amazing ability of finding comedy in the chaos, which is a good thing because her husband and teenager still live at home. 

Ideas Anna shares

  • Personal and professional growth is an incremental process;
  • Understanding why things happen, takes time;
  • Lighten up. 

Best advice Anna received during her ReLaunch! 

Stick around long enough and they'll have to hire you. 

Follow Anna on Twitter, Facebook, and visit her site.

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Host of "My Midlife Sucks", Lori Dean joins us on the show to share four ideas and a handful of tips that can help us revive our mid-life champion.

Path of Development: Lori was working at a non-profit organization when she got a surprising call to be a radio host. Since that pivotal moment in time, she has become quite the broadcast media veteran - having logged hundreds of hours as a morning show co-host and producer, as well as a creator and host of music and interview shows.

ReLaunch! revival tips:

  • Feel the excitement in your body and allow your imagination to run wild.
  • Understand what you are supposed to be doing. Ask "Wouldn't this be a great way to live if____" Then gently push away from the ego's voice of "not possible";
  • The relative safety of the comfort zone is all an illusion;
  • There will be ups and downs; accept wherever you are and know it's going to pass.

What also helped:

  • Instead of waiting for retirement to do the unexpected and courageous, Lori and her husband sold their home and traveled for two years;
  • She learned to adapt, be curious, and expect a miracle;
  • Lori made meditation and daily intentions, a priority;
  • She learned how to take herself lightly and to surround herself with fun-loving people.

A book that influenced her greatly: Reframe your blame - how to be personally accountable.

Follow Lori on TwitterFacebook, and visit Rockstar Radio Systems.

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Actress turned healer and facilitator, Patty Alfonso, joins us on the show to teach us on how to deal with change, and to share three powerful questions that will challenge our beliefs, clarify our possibilities, and empower our soul.

Patty's backstory >>> When people asked her what she wanted to be when she grew up, she would repeatedly answer - a cross between Mother Theresa and Marilyn Monroe. In other words, an influential, compassionate saint, with an edgy flare and a bold approach. She began acting in the 8th grade making stops in Puerto Rico, Georgia, and eventually ending up in California. She figured that if she became famous enough, she would then be able to help many people. Unfortunately, her ego's desire for fame, coupled with zero spirituality led to a life of parties, drugs, alcohol, and abusive relationships. 

In the words of one of our earlier guests - She was paying a high price for low living. 

Her turning point, sobriety, and ReLaunch! came when she realized that there had to be more to life that what she was experiencing. 

Follow Patty on TwitterFacebook, and visit her site.

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Ever wonderful what makes a speaker get on stage, an author pour out their soul, or a firefighter run into a burning building; even when they're nervous, scared, or fearful? Second generation firefighter, Captain David Soler (Ret) explains. 

Captain Soler's backstory >>> There's no gentle way to say this - Going through a very difficult bankruptcy (I'm not sure there's any other kind), he lost everything. Here's the encouraging news - He got in touch with what no person, challenge, or system could take away from him - his knowledge, faith, spirituality, and solid relationships he had forged. 

Show information >>> Second generation firefighter, founder and publisher of Fighter Toolbox - the fastest growing firefighter online training magazine in the world with over 500,000+ page views monthly, joins us on the show to talk about the differences between fear and panic. Captian Soler (Ret) explains that while panic immobilizes, fear can be harnessed tapped into as a positive emotion.

Two game-changer books that should be in your personal development library - The Compound Effect and The Strangest Secret.

Follow Captain David Soler on TwitterFacebook, and visit his site.

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She's performed with Cher, Pink, Janet Jackson, John Cougar Mellencamp, Lenny Kravitz, and is currently on tour with Toto and Michael McDonald. The amazing Jenny Douglas Foote joins us on the show to share her tipping-point, one more try moment.

Jenny's backstory >>> Swaying and weaving back and forth to whatever beat was available, as a toddler, she was rocking the crib. With an unquestionable love for music, performance, and dance, it was woven into her DNA. Harnessing the passion she felt and the abilities she developed, she entered a contest and recital around age 13. With her mom in the audience and all eyes on her (you probably know what happened next), she froze. That terrifying event (at least for me it would be), along with other false-starts and set-backs she'll explain on the show, caused her dream to be deferred. Not deleted


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Serial entrepreneur, host of Men seeking Tomahawks , and Podcast Movement co-founder, Dan Franks joins us on the show to share how he took his conference idea, raised money through crowd funding and a Kickstarter campaign, and turned it into a national conference that continues to outgrow venues and organizer expectations. And, it's still a few days away.

Dan also shares a productivity tip that has helped him steer away from the entrepreneurial fear of time away from family and talks about the validity of vulnerability. 

If podcasting is a possibility for your business ReLaunch! do not miss this event!!! Get your tickets and strap yourself in for an action-packed weekend. Here are just a few of the speakers and presenters for the three-day event:

  • John Lee Dumas, Cliff Ravenscraft, Jamie Tardy, Chris Brogan, Michael O'Neal, Natalie Sisson, Michael Stelzner, and Nick Unsworth.

Follow Dan on Twitter,Facebook, and get your tickets for Podcast Movement

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Joining us on the show today is a true podcast front-runner.He took his dream of producing daily, content-rich, podcasts, and turned it into a seven-figure media machine. He is the go-to guy when it comes to CREATING - GROWING - MONETIZING a podcast. If you're not familiar with his show, Entrepreneur on Fire, it is a must, for up-and-coming, aspiring go-getters, game-changers, and world dominators. John Lee Dumas is back on ReLaunch! to share the key ingredient (two actually) that helped him turn a sparse list of contacts into a stadium filled with fans, followers, and students. 

Think podcasting might be for you? Check out John's no-strings attached complimentary webinar, to decide for yourself.  

Two game-changing ideas you can use immediately

  • The power of F.O.C.U.S.
  • The incredible importance of an AVATAR. (John explains both on the show.)

Podcasting points covered

  • The podcast App is set to go native on all iPhones.
  • In 2015, major car manufactures will have podcast-ready equipment installed.
  • The majority of people don't yet know what a podcast is (about 3 out of 10).
  • The world is going on-demand and at-your-fingertips.

Podcast Movement 2014 >>> Just in case you didn't know, John is one of the headliners at this year's Podcast Movement Conference, (August 15-17 in Dallas/Ft Worth). He will be taking the wrapping off of what the future holds for podcasting. You will be amazed at the dollars that Apple, car companies, and smart phone developers are investing in podcasting. 

Follow John on TwitterFacebook, and check out his free weekly Podcasting webinars. 

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Business strategist and PR expert Lauren Anderson, joins us on the show to share a handful of ideas and practical tips that will help us find our entrepreneurial voice. 

Jumpstart? Get Lauren's book - MO! Live with momentum, motivation, and moxie

 Ideas and insights Lauren shares

  • Doing something different doesn’t mean leaving EVERYTHING behind. 
  • Listen to what trusted sources say about you and ask them “Why?” – a great way to learn about your strength.
  • Keep “in touch” with your past relationships while making new connections.
  • When making a transition, “ease out slowly”.

Lauren’s recommended reading – Thriving on ChaosJumpstart your Customer Service, and any book by Ken Blanchard.

Follow Lauren on Facebook and visit her site.


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Driven, ambitious, and successful in their careers, by pop culture standards, they had it made. However, on the inside, their marriage was at a low point.

With nothing left to talk about but office politics and the maintenance of life, the bottom had all but fallen out.

World travelers, authors, and hosts of Married with Luggage, Warren and Betsy Talbot join us on the show and share what they did to get groundedfix their marriage and live their dream life.

Their approach - "Say 'yes' to everything. The world will open up its opportunities." 

Think it's impossible to live abroad? Read their story and decide for yourself.  Married with Luggage

Get the conversation started. 

Figure out the daily cost of a dream life. It's not as much as you might think. 

Follow WarrenBetsy on Twitter, Facebook, and visit their site.

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Many authors have spoken about the importance of forgiveness and the act of forgiving others, regardless of the injustice or crime committed. And, while the concept makes sense in our head, it often gets lost somewhere before it gets to the heart. Our guest, writer, speaker, and courage-crafter, Di Riseborough, has put together the blueprint for helping us know what to do to make the connection. 

If this is where you are, try this book - Forgiveness: How to let go when it still hurts

Di's backstory >>> Frankly, I'm pretty sure I wouldn't have shown the same strength of character that she did. She was on the recovering end of her grandmother's murder; a murder by a family member.

Getting by the best she could, she finally realized, that she had never allowed herself to fully grieve the loss. Her breakthrough came through a live event she attended. For one of the first times in her life, she dropped her defenses and allowed others to see her cry

As you might imagine, for her, it opened wide the floodgates of awareness,, understanding,  and, believe it or not, opportunity. 

Three AHA! moments Di shares

  • She was worth more than what other people expected of her.
  • No matter what she does, there will always be judgement.
  • Peace is the way to happiness.

Follow Di on TwitterFacebook, and visit her site.

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When he was just 21 years old, he started a business with his brother Scott, which they built to over $20 million in annual revenue. Since that time, he has developed over 500 sales managers globally, with sales and leadership in 37 countries. Author, speaker, and incredible storyteller, Ty Bennett,  joins us on the show to share a key idea for how to stop fear paralysis. He also talks about how to handle naysayers.

Need a boost in your presentation and speaking skills?                                          

Read these books by Ty - The Power of Influence and The Power of Storytelling 

Ty's backstory >>> Although he experienced financial success relatively early in his professional life, like many entrepreneurs, there remained a tug within his spirit; the thought that there is more to life than business and P and L sheets. When he made the decision to shift his role to focus on a speaking career, even the mentor who helped him build his earlier business warned him and flat-out told him "no".

While Ty knew firsthand the benefits of seeking and following wise counsel, he also knew the stirrings of his heart and value of his message. He also knew, that to live up to his own potential, he had to make a way to share it.

 Four rock-solid ideas Ty expands on

  • If you entertain fear, fear will entertain you.
  • If you've never had a naysayer, you haven't pushed your own envelop.
  • Action is the antidote to fear.
  • Mastermind with people who are a step or two ahead of you. 

Ty's recommended read - Start with Why by Simon Sinek

Follow Ty on TwitterFacebook, and visit his site

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On the show is the host of one of today's hottest podcasts, shaped and designed for the woman entrepreneur - Biz Chix Podcast. She is also the co-founder of ScheduleMax - an automated piece of scheduling heaven, perfect for podcasters, coaches, doctors, and appointment-driven businesses. Podcaster and entrepreneur Natalie Eckdahl joins in to share specific steps that helped her, recover after a breakup, rebuild and ReLaunch! her relationships and business. She also shares three incredible productivity tips. 

Natalie's back story >>> Driven and incredibly ambitious, she was on the fast-track in multiple areas - out of college at age 20 with a graduate degree that followed shortly thereafter, a husband with a thriving law practice, and a daughter by age 29. That all came to a screeching halt when her marriage "blew up". In an instant, she was a single mom, without a job, weighed down by mixed messages and unknown outcomes. Eager to learn and grow (or maybe it was just a survival mechanism), she reached out for help. As she explains on the show, she found the tools and techniques that helped her to begin again, discovering things about herself that, for her to get her life and sanity back, needed to be challenged and upgraded.

Game-changers in her recovery process

  • Individual and group therapy;
  • Going deep into her faith;
  • Journaling. 

One of Natalie's AHA! moments she talks about

I still cared how other people saw me, but I didn't let that define me anymore. 

Productivity tips she unpacks on the show

  • Outsource at work and at home;
  • Touch your email only once a day;
  • Only look at your email if you have time to respond.

Follow Natalie on TwitterFacebook, and Biz Chix website.

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Joining us on the show, is Scott McKain, Hall of Fame speaker and author of some of the best business books around, including "Create Distinction" - named by thirty major newspapers as one of the “Ten Best Business Books” of the year. Scott McKain shares how unexpected, personal loss and financial devastation, forced him into a must-do professional ReLaunch! What he learned about distinction, creating value, and delivering results were the game-changers he needed. 

Three must-have business books for your library: Create DistinctionAll Business is Show Business, and his most recent, 7 Tenets of Taxi Terry

Scott's back story >>> It happened not long after his wife left her corporate job. She was diagnosed with ovarian cancer and after a courageous battle, she passed. Unfortunately, since she left her job, the McKains were without medical coverage and, in the fight, completely fried what was once a healthy nest egg. Alone, and in many ways, starting over, Scott's business ReLaunch! focus, was no longer on being after dinner entertainment. He was clear that he had to do something significant that made a real difference.

Two AHA! observations Scott shares on the show

  • Having confidence doesn’t mean you are not scared, but means you can move forward any way.
  • The easiest thing to do is what you have always been doing.

Advice he would give his younger self

  • Do work that matters.
  • Don't sleepwalk through life. 

Follow Scott on TwitterFacebook, and visit his site.

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She was about halfway done writing her book proposal when three compounding events turned her world upside down - her father passed away after a short, two-month fight with cancer, her mom went into a coma, and on Christmas Eve, her now ex-husband, let her know that he had he lost all their money and was leaving her for a stripper. Seriously??? A stripper??? Forced to sell her home, she was broadsided by the choices someone else made and had no choice but to ReLaunch! out of necessity and survival. Humorist and author Lee Gaitan joins us on the show to share how she made it through a midlife tragedy and found humor in the mess she was thrust into.

Need a laugh? Get Lee's book, My Pineapples went to Houston, and find humor in plans gone outrageously awry.

 Two of the AHA! moments Lee shares

  • She realized that pushing through the book writing process would help her find hope and healing (she learned the value of vulnerability);
  • Recovery and rebuilding happens moment by moment. 

Her ReLaunch! advice

  •  Ask for help - Some that you think will come to help won't; others you think would never come, will. 

Follow Lee on Facebook, and visit her site. 

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On the show is mobile APP developer and creator of “Podcasting” - the interactive, high-touch, high-content online magazine, specifically for podcasters. Nurse, turned entrepreneur, Drew Griffin joins the conversation to share the two main reasons he left the "security" of nursing, to enter uncharted, sink-or-swim waters.

Drew's back story >>>  After 25 years as a wound care specialist, the father of three, had become traumatized by what he saw. With an ongoing interest in technology, coupled with  the mounting frustration with health care, he knew what he needed to do, but just didn't know exactly how. Knowing that he was called to touch the lives of more than he could, within a traditional hospital or clinic setting, he put his research and learning to work. And, once his APP hit the 10,000 download mark, he knew he was on to something that would help him bypass borders and regulations and make a significant difference. Download the Podcasting Magazine APP and see what all the buzz is about.

Two AHA! moments Drew shares on the show

  • There are no right or wrong answers, only consequences.
  • I am still fearful every day, however, I am more fearful of not trying. 

Four pieces of advice Drew would give to his younger self

  • Smile more;
  • Take more chances;
  • Have more fun;
  • Follow your heart.

Follow Drew on TwitterFacebook, and visit his site

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It was an incredible defining moment for her - Wrapped in a Mink coat once belonging to her step mom, and clutching a bottle her roommate had left behind, she drank herself down to a tear-soaked crawl. Lonely, desperate, and in pain, she managed to wipe away the sobs of people, experiences, and opportunities missed, found her footing, and chose to stand on a new perspective; one in which she would no longer hide-out, play small, or not go all-out. Her new way of thinking has paid off for her BIG time - she's gone from assistant, to VP, to business owner, to bestselling author. The gracious and courageous Libby Gill joins us to share an empowering and practical ReLaunch! idea for knowing what to do next. 

Two incredible books by Libby

You Unstuck: Mastering the new rules of risk-taking in work and life and Traveling Hopefully: How to lose your family baggage and jumpstart your life

Five ReLaunch! ideas she expands on

  • Clarify the vision (Use 18 months as a timeframe).
  • Choose love over fear.
  • Give yourself permission to have a sloppy first draft.
  • Be brave.
  • Keep your life as simple as you can.

Listen to Libby's first appearance on ReLaunch! - Resilient and Resourceful

Follow Libby on TwitterFacebook, and visit her site.

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It was an intense, high-stakes, stare-down, when they first locked eyes. She caught his gaze and refused to look away as armed guards ushered Saddam into the courtroom. He was the first to break the silence, yelling out a guttural, death-sentence command, that was answered with only laughter, as his words no longer had meaning or consequences attached to them. (He used to have people killed for staring at him.)

Colonel Jill Morgenthaler (RET) joins us on the show to share how she was able to keep the faith, stay confident, and transition from high-alerts and split-second timing, to Ted Talks and paid speaking engagements. 

By the way, after her military and government career ended, she was pretty much an unemployable, entrepreneurial, 50ish, new recruit.

Colonel Jill shares her first steps as a new speaker:

  • What she did to improve her stage presence;
  • How she handled the naysayers;
  • To whom she reached out;
  • Where her confidence and first gigs came from.

Front-line managers and trail-blazers, this book will help you find The Courage to take Command.

Advice she would give her younger self

  • Stand up for yourself and hang in there, you'll be fine.

Jill's complimentary, downloadable resource: Two articles in one - "How to be Decisive" and "How to have Thick Skin".

Follow Colonel Jill on Facebook and visit her site.

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13 years ago, in just a quick few seconds, Dr. Wolf's life was turned on its head. A go-kart accident left him paralyzed from the waist down and as he explains on the show, took him from "the top of the mountain, to the bottom of the valley". He had a beautiful wife, ambitious kids, and one of the busiest OB/GYN practices in southeastern Michigan. Like many people who lose the ability or the opportunity to do the work they cherish, he felt like his identity had been removed. Author David Wolf joins us on the show to share the life-changing message of "The Gift is You" and to help us understand why he wouldn't change a thing.

Three of Dr. Wolf's AHA! moments

  • Your occupation does not define who you are.
  • People remember the little things you do. (He received 1,700 cards, letters, and stories during his hospital stay.
  • Your fight, can be the difference-maker for others.

Know someone who's searching for meaning or recovering from a tragic life event? Send them The Gift is You.

Visit Dr. Wolf on FacebookTwitter, and visit his site.

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His first big audition wasn't just a no-go, as he explains on the show, he "failed so miserably". Still, because he was clear on what he wanted, he learned through his own trials, trips, and tense moments, how to turn them into game-changing, learning opportunities. And learn he did. In fact, he learned his way all the way from the local band scene to international stages and venues. He's played the skins for Tina Turner, Pink, and is currently on tour with the one and only Cher. A trifecta of entertainment within himself, the amazing Mark Schulman joins us and shares three essentials for top performers.

Need some new tricks for your sticks? Check out Mark's how-to-do-it guide - A Day in the Recording Studio

Two A-HA! moments Mark Schulman shares on the show

  • How you experience the "now" is how you control the future.
  • How to turn a double negative into a one positive goal. 

The advice he would give to his younger self

Don't just hear. Listen. 

Follow Mark Schulman on FacebookTwitter, and visit his site.

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Working in the restaurant, co-owned with her husband, things moved so fast, she didn't have time to think. Not realizing she had grown addicted to the stress of constant knee-jerk reaction and motion. Once she left the business, she found herself spiritually restless, uneasy, and ready to reconnect with herself. Not knowing any better (no formal training or advanced  degree), she picked up her first paintbrush at age 40. And, since that time, she has not only found her own inner artist, she has helped many others find theirs. As she explains on the show, she doesn't teach people how to paint, she helps people experience their own artistic awakening. Artist and author Dorsey McHugh joins us to talk about self discovery, fears, and all things artsy. Also, she talks about the wonderful and insightful book ,she co-authored with Joanne Miller: the recently released, Be your Finest Art.

An important part of the conversation, that needs to be mentioned, is that Dorsey never said to herself: "I want to be an art teacher. Therefore I must ..." She simply expressed herself fully and unapologetically. The students and opportunities came as a by-product of her expression.  

Dorsey's world changed when she picked up the book Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain by Betty Edwards.

Follow Dorsey on Facebook, and visit her site


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Can a diagnosis of cancer be a blessing? Listen to the show and decide for yourself.

Carolyn's back story >>> She was fully engaged - living in San Francisco on a fast-paced, entrepreneurial ride to success. Then, when her father fell ill, she moved across the country to care for her aging parents. Two years after the move, she would receive a diagnosis of thyroid cancer. Now, in a less familiar location, with a west coast business that didn't work in the east, she faced a variety of ReLaunches! Serial entrepreneur Carolyn Akel joins us on the show to share how she was able to change careers, start a new business, slow down her life and lifestyle, and focus on family, health, and relationships. She also gives three solid ideas for how to do it. 

Two Big Drawbacks

As she shares on the show, for a long time, she was stuck in her head;

She was resentful and resisted the cross-country transition.

One of her biggest entrepreneurial and personal challenges (Isn't it true for all of us?)

Understanding who she really is and then recreating herself. 

One of the important lessons learned during her sickness and recovery

Things that once appeared important, are petty.

Follow Carolyn on TwitterFacebook, and visit her site.


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After retiring early from the Army, like a lot of corporate veterans, he simply didn't know what he should do next. After all, he had been following orders for just about all of his working life. After testing the health, weight loss, and self-improvement waters, he decided to chart his entrepreneurial course for opportunities in that direction. Transplanting his family to a new town, he put together two key pieces of the business-building puzzle that helped him to not only sell-out his first live event, it put him on the map. Founder of The Prescott Adventure Boot Camp for Women, fitness coach Sgt. Steve Rosen (the go-to guy for helping women take control of their health), joins us on the show to explain how he was able to ramp-up his influence and expertise to get fast business traction.

Tired of your own excuses? Get a blueprint for dropping weight and getting in shape? Get a copy of Sgt. Steve's book - Operation Motivation.

How he decided on the focus for his business

He asked himself what he would do for free. 

Entrepreneurial AHA! moments he talks about

In the Army, he was responsible for creating the outcome. As an entrepreneur, he had to learn how to release the outcome, knowing that he had done his best.


Every dumb thing I've ever done has made me into who I am today. 

Two game-winning moves he made in his new town

  • He started developing business relationships.
  • He told everyone he met what he was planning to do.

Books that were very helpful for Steve - The Yes Attitude by Jeffrey Gitomer, No More Mondays by Dan Miller, and   Shut up, stop whining, and Get a Life by Larry Winget. 

Follow Sgt. Steve on TwitterFacebook, and visit his site

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She had a hard time wrapping her head around the idea of turning her "passion for fashion" into anything more than a fantasy. So, for the first part of her working life, she choose the safer route, and made her living as a seamstress. The idea of getting paid to shop, was just not part of her everyday thinking. As one girlfriend trip to the mall led to another, it was obvious to many that she had an eye for detail and a flair for style. Her companions would often say to her, “You can really charge for that.” On the show, fashion consultant Lori Wynne joins the conversation to share how she was able to walk away from what she knew, plan for the life she wanted, and step into what she lovedFashion with Flair is now in its 10th year.

Books that made a remarkable difference in her transition: The Bible and The Secret.

Her entrepreneurial turning point: When she realized that she wasn’t just a mom and had value to offer.

Biggest entrepreneurial challenge: She had to learn how to market and network effectively.

If she could go back and talk to the 20-year old Lori: “Have confidence in yourself!”

Lori’s best ideas for marketing, networking, and how to work a room: Talk about your passion to everyone. People are drawn to people who are passionate. You never know from where your next opportunity will come.

Visit Lori’s site and follow her on Twitter and Facebook.


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She had the victim mentality down pat. She was convinced that she was dealt a bad hand, spiraling into a web of self-pity and poor decision making that left her tangled-up, homeless, and unemployable. While she was reading good books and had a coach that flat-out told her - "Your attitude sucks," it took a shift in her own belief system, before it "struck home". Recently having celebrated her 60th birthday, and showing zero signs of slowing down, the no-nonsense, common sense, business coach, Kathleen Gage, joins the conversation to share how she systematized her business, made a lot of money, helped countless people, and carved out time for friends, family, and fun.

Here's a simple way to get started. Get Kathleen's Kindle book and go - Power up for Profits: The smart woman's guide to online marketing

Just had to mention this: After giving him one "but" after another, Kathleen's coach finally said to her - The only "but" you need is the one you sit on. 

Four pieces of advice Kathleen would give her younger self

  • Live large and go after the dreams.
  • Realize that falling down is part of the process.
  • Surround yourself with the people you want to become.
  • Be kind, pay it forward and when you are given the opportunity, take it.

The book that started it all for her - The Magic of Believing

Follow Katheleen on Twitter, Facebook, and visit her site - Power up for Profits.

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It's amazing how fortune favors the brave. After an uninspiring day of trying to rally interest in their book, they had one final copy left. As a last-ditch effort, at least for this book conference, they handed-off the last copy to a stranger. After a quick read of the bullets and main points, he told Andrea and her husband - If you'll change the cover, I'll take 5,000. That one-more-try commitment, and go-for-broke mentality, started an incredible chain reaction that shaped the husband-and-wife team into powerhouse presenters. One-half of the Go for No team, Andrea Waltz joins us on the show to share the key ingredient that can jump-start solopreneur start-ups and revitalize brick and mortar businesses.

Andrea and her husband's book is a MUST for entrepreneurs and sales pros - Go for No!

A courageous decision with tremendous results

When they decided to move forward with the new biz strategy, marketing to old clients was over. Period. It was new business from here on out.

Two AHA! moments to take with you

  • Done is better than perfect;
  • Be open and willing to refine your message. 

A book that was very helpful for her The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz

Advice she would give to her younger self

Don't worry. You'll be more confident as time goes by. 

Follow Andrea on Twitter , Facebook, and visit her site

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She was working as a personal trainer yet feeling like a fraud. Buying into the myth that heaviness ran in her family, as she explains on the show - I was teaching people how to lose weight, but couldn't lose it on my own. It took severe medical symptoms and a scare (extreme fatigue, chronic illness, and the brink of diabetes) to jolt her from a perpetual patient to a busy moms' champion. Health and Fit coach, Lisa Fox Bail, joins us on the show to share how she took control of her healthlost 65 lbs, and now empowers and equips moms to do the same.


An A-HA! moment Lisa shares on the show

I had this concept that weight loss had to be a struggle. 

If Lisa could give advice to her younger self

  • Don't take yourself so seriously;
  • Treat yourself almost as gentle as you do your child.

Tired of feeling fat and frustrated? Visit Lisa's site, get her report, and learn the three mistakes that many people make. 

Follow Lisa on Twitter and Facebook.

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After twenty-plus years of honing her craft as an entertainer - singer, actress, and recording artist, she found herself against the wall. Tired, frustrated, and pigeon-holed in the career she worked hard to build, she knew she needed to shake her own cage. A traumatic experience triggered her personal expectations and set her in motion. Author, speech coach, and motivational speaker, Eleni Kelakos, joins us on the show to share her path to have more wealth and freedom, and best ideas for speakers to become more confident, certain, and present.

Two tough personal growth lessons she talks about on the show

She was more than enough;

She has been standing in her own way.

If you're thinking about a career change, relationship change, or a change in the way you treat yourself, Eleni's book, Touch the Sky, may have the answer you're looking for.

One of the A-HA! moments she shares

It's not only OK to stand in who you are, it is your responsibility. 

Follow speech coach Eleni on TwitterFacebook, and visit her site.

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After a substantial financial setback sent her and her husband reeling and grieving for the life they once had, a decision was made to NOT lose another minute of joy and happiness.

Recovering attorney, bestselling author and relationship coach Shela Dean joins us on the show to share how she boosted her confidence, strengthened her marriage, and built a business so she could be available for her family. 

Her books - Frequent Foreplay Miles and Redate your Mate.

Shela's biggest internal challenges

The belief of not being capable of giving or receiving love.

Her entrepreneurial A-Ha moment

I can't have a good relationship with others, until I have a good relationship with myself.

One of the books that helped during her transition: Gift from the Sea, (she would give this book to all expectant moms).

Need to ReLaunch your relationship? Shela snuck in four great ideas for falling in love again.

  • Recreate yourself;
  • Rejuvenate your dating behavior;
  • Reawaken your dating mindset;
  • Revitalize your marriage model.

Follow Shela on TwitterFacebook, and visit her site.

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With a code to a free profile test (limited number).

Like most of us, she was so wrapped up in what she did (she was writing ads for the first half of her career), she didn't notice her natural gifts or the full value of what she had to offer. As her own case study of sorts, she learned that for her own success, the key was not to fix weaknesses, but to identify and optimize strengths. As she explains on the show - If you don't know your own value, you can't expect anyone else to either. 

The amazing Sally Hogshead joins us on the show to share her hottest ideas from her latest book, How the World Sees Youand gives us an incredible tool for understanding what it means and how we can use it - the famous profile test "How the World Sees You".

Check this out, she IMMEDIATELY gave us some business advice based on our profile results! 


Sally's incredible gift to the ReLaunch! nation. Go to this link and Use the code "jboggess" (without the quotes) and take the quick 5-minute Fascination Advantage Assessment and learn how the world sees you. (Available for first 500 listeners.)

Killer insights Sally shares on the show

  • "Different is better than better";
  • Don’t change who you are but become more of who you are.

Follow Sally on TwitterFacebook, and visit her site.

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When the doctor begins the conversation with, "This might be the worse I've seen..." you have a pretty good idea that the discussion is headed downhill. The told her she may never walk again. Obviously, that triggered a variety of signal-flare emotions for the fourth generation entrepreneur- fear, doubt, worry, guilt, shame, and confusion, signaling she needed to make deliberate shifts and adjustments to her life and lifestyle. She needed mobility, flexibility, and high income possibilities. On the show, international speaker, entrepreneur coach, and author of Solve any Problem in 10 Minutes, Tina Dietz shares how she was able to get back her confidence, raise her fees, and develop what she calls an "oasis-based business" - code for business at the beach.

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Financially and emotionally bankrupt, he was out of ideas and out of resources. His father passed away in 2004 after a courageous fight and his mom unexpectedly followed him shortly thereafter. With his 401k up in smoke, and a house that was foreclosed upon, he promised himself that he would no longer trade his time for dollars. He recently celebrated his one-millionth podcast download. Host of The Solopreneur Hour - Job security for the unemployable, Michael O’Neal joins us on the show to share the three ingredients he needed to mix for success as a solo act. 

Three game-changing books that turned-the- table for Michael - The eMythStrengths Finder, and The Magic of Thinking Big.

Michael's Backstory >>> After losing his parents and facing financial collapse, a mentor suggested he take time to mourn his loss. While he never got the chance to take his parents to Europe while they were living, he did the next best thing he could think of - in a Parmesan shaker (straight up), he spread their ashes all over the continent - the Sistine Chapel, the Beaches of Normandy, Notre Dame, pretty much any landmark you can think of.

A common entrepreneurial mistake he talks about

Would-be entrepreneurs often convince themselves why something can't or won't work. 

Follow Michael and The Solopreneur Hour on TwitterFacebook, and visit his site.

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Today’s guest went from an overnight bread delivery driver, to a published author and an international speaker. He also created a plan that helped him trade in his snow shovel for a pair of flip-flops - a house in Wisconsin to a home in Hawaii. Writer, career coach, and dream-chasing expert, Kimanzi Constables joins us on the show to share how he doubled his income, grew his influence, and upgraded his lifestyle Read his book - Are you Living or Existing

One of his biggest entrepreneurial fears

He didn't want to alienate people 

A book that really helped with his concern - Book yourself Solid by Michael Port

His rallying cry

I don't want to be a carbon copy of everyone else.

A book that helped with his writing - Bird by Bird

Kimanzi's backstory >>> For twelve years, today’s guest settled on being stuck.

He was doing work that made him miserable, was 142 pounds over-weight. and lived in an area he couldn’t wait to leave.

After growing sick and tired of being sick and tired, in 2012 he finally said to  himself, and his wife, “enough is enough” and took action on his dream; the entrepreneurial dream that kept him up at night.

Complimentary eBook from Kimanzi - The Little Guide to Figuring out your Dream

Follow Kimanzi on TwitterFacebook, and visit his site.

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Programmer turned author and entrepreneur, our guest was occupationally pigeon-holed. Knowing that she wanted to break loose, it took a life-altering event to get her full attention. Author of Think like an Entrepreneur, book publishing mentor, Deb Bailey, joins us on the show to share how she was able to find freedom from her own stereotypical image and create a business that fully expressed who she is.

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Night shift operations manager, turned entrepreneur, online marketer and top podcaster, Anthony Tran, host of "Marketing Access Pass", joins us on the show to share how he was able to build a business that would give him time with family, relief from stress, and opportunities for professional growth. (His greatest worry turned out to be an unquestionable asset.)

Anthony's back story >>> He would spend two-thirds of his night-shift (2p-1a) lunch hour commuting back-and-forth from home, leaving a precious 20 minutes for his young son and wife. Over time, the migraine headaches would set-in, some worse than others, with some lasting for two weeks. While he was trying to do right by his family, he was missing out and losing himself in the process. It was obvious to him that his situation needed to change and, as he explains on the show - if I wanted freedom, I had to find a way. 

Stimulated by an idea from his uncle, coupled with his wife's confidence and the support of other aspiring solo-preneurs and world-changers, he knew he had the know-how and tools to make the business work, he just had to get over his own mental speed bumps to convince himself to go full throttle. As you'll hear on the show, one of his biggest concerns, actually turned out to be the accelerator he needed. 

 Words of wisdom and experience from Anthony and "Marketing Access Pass"

  • There is no such thing as failure unless you accept it. 

Follow Anthony on TwitterFacebook, and visit his podcast and website. 


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Cliff's backstory >>> A guaranteed half-million dollar paycheck was waiting for him if he could just hold out. And, while he tried, for a while to hang in there (after all, it was the business his father built), the emotional and relational costs were something he and his wife were no longer willing to pay; the “real cost” of his success was destroying his self-esteem, family relationships, and spiritual wholeness. He was at risk of bottoming out. Says Stephanie - I need to know I can have my husband back.

Cliff Ravenscraft, THE Podcast Answerman joins us on the show to share how he made the most irresponsible decision possible, and how it benefited and served everyone.

Enjoy the show. Cliff is incredibly transparent on ReLaunch!

Our guest today is one of the premier front-runners in the entire podcast movement space. He’s spoken at ground-breaking events like New Media Expo, Michael Hyatt’s Platform conference, and is of course, scheduled to be one of the headliners at this years Podcast MovementConference in Dallas. His Podcasting A to Z course has set the standard for online, community-based podcasts, and instructor-led podcast instruction.

Follow Cliff on Twitter,Facebook, andvisit his site.

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Like a lot of well-intentioned, heart-centered, people do, she promised herself that "someday" she would write a book. Confident she had more to offer, but uncertain that her nursing background would transfer well (or at all) into the book-writing or entrepreneurial world, she pulled her resources, drummed up her courage, and came up with her own solution. Bestselling author, coach, and transformational speaker, Debra Kasowski joins us on the show to share practical steps for making the transition from occupation to empowering lifestyle.

A book she co-authored with Charmaine Hammond -  GPS your Best Life

Debra's biggest Entrepreneurial fear 

People won't see me as credible.

A thought that she kept getting tangled in

I didn’t see how my experience as a nurse could contribute to my entrepreneurial world.

Need ideas? Check out this book: The Entrepreneurial Mom's Guide to Growing a Business, Raising a Family, and Creating a Life You Love

Two A-HA moments Debra talks about on the show

Your hunger has to be strong enough to make any changes;

We have to unlearn a lot of thing that got us where we are.

Advice she would give her younger self

Don’t wait to chase after what’s burning in your guts;

You already have what it takes, step in and stretch yourself;

Take a chance, ask for what you want, and detach from the outcome.

Follow Debra on TwitterFacebook, and visit her site.

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Kate's back story >>> While she enjoyed her HR job at a bank, her appetite for challenge and thirst for growth were not being satisfied. Doing what she thought she was supposed to do in her professional life - climb the ladder, the straw that finally broke the corporate camel's back was when, in 2010, she was skipped over for a promotion. She was understandably heartbroken and, as she explains on the show, went through a period of sadness and victim-thinking. That changed for her though, once she was reminded of the potential she has; the potential she had forgotten, simply because it wasn't given the value it deserved.

Was she scared of the unknown, by following her instincts and moving into the entrepreneurial world? Of course she was! After all, everything she would now try to create for herself, she hadn't done.

Joining us on the show today is content creator and community director for one of THE hottest podcast communities I’ve seen, heard about, or been a part of. While John Lee Dumas covers the front-end of Entrepreneur on Fire - interviewing today’s most inspiring and successful entrepreneurs, this woman on-fire, pretty much handles everything else.

The amazing Kate Erickson shares her best advice for following your dreams, taking action, and finding support.

Key Difference-maker for Kate

  • She was not willing to let go of the life she wanted.


Follow Kate on Twitter and Facebook. Learn how to CREATE - GROW - MONETIZE your podcast with Kate and John.

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She called-off her wedding just a few months before the big day, left a draining job, and decided to quit playing the role of a victim. Shaky, nervous, and convicted, she surrendered to who she knew herself to be and allowed herself the gift of a do-over - she changed her mindset, launched her business, and developed a healthier relationship with the woman she saw in the mirror. 

Entrepreneur and career coach Stephanie O'Brien joins us on the show to share how she started her practice, got her first clientand marketed her services. 

This show is a MUST for mothers with daughters age 15-30!

We hear expert after expert sing these powerful words

It’s ok to not knowing everything - just get started.

If she could time-travel and give advice to her younger self

  • Don't allow others to write your life plan. 

Follow Stephanie on Twitter, Facebook, and visit her site.

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Given the orders to hunt down a suicide bomber in an Iraqi  town of two million, Officer Smiley spotted what appeared to him to be a suspicious vehicle - an Opel (a common car driven in Iraq) that was weighed down heavily by something in it's back seat or trunk. Summoning the driver, there was a defiant response. After two, out-of-harm's-way warning rounds by Smiley, he heard a boom, and as he explains on the show, "my world went black". The Army's first blind, active duty officer, Major Scotty Smiley joins us on the show to help us celebrate Independence Day and to share how forgiveness is cleansing hope is always visible.

Quoting Amazon: "Since the moment he jumped out of a hospital bed and forced his way through nurses and cords to take a simple shower, Captain Scotty Smiley has climbed Mount Rainier, won an ESPY as Best Outdoor Athlete, surfed, skydived, become a father, earned an MBA from Duke, taught leadership at West Point, commanded an army company, and won the MacArthur Leadership Award."

Get a copy of Scotty's amazing book - Hope Unseen.

Pivotal moments and events Major Smiley shares

  • The anger and resentment that caused him to walk away from God;
  • The darkness that followed;
  • The healing power of forgiveness (he was able to forgive the terrorist that blinded him);
  • His triumphant return to active military life
  • The earning of his MBA;
  • The unexpected release of his first book. 

Follow Scotty and Hope Unseen on Facebook.

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Man of faith, author, and world-class speaker, Scott Schilling joins us on the show to share five pivotal, perspective-changing questions that will add fuel to your ReLaunch! and power your success.

Scott's back story - As a speaker and trainer, he was at the top of his game - hanging out backstage with some of the biggest names in the industry (Colin Powell, Laura Bush, Rudy Giuliani, and Steve Forbes), speaking in stadiums filled with thousands of eager participants, and making tremendous waves of impact. And then, through no fault of his own, the company that was responsible for putting together and promoting these HUGE venues imploded, sending shrapnel everywhere and short-changing some of its key people.

With a keen understanding of seasons and timing, and an optimistic viewpoint, in his own writings, Scott reminds us that "everything that has transpired has truly been put into my life to benefit me and those I touch going forward. The world IS conspiring for my good!" On the show, he explains how everything can be used as a learning experience, if we will only allow it to be. 

Books by Scott - Without Customers... Ya got Nothin'!Conversations on Success - 5, and Talking with Giants!

An A-HA! observation Scott expands on

  • Life is not a logical process.

Follow Scott on TwitterFacebook, and visit his site.


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Today's guest is an investor, entrepreneur, podcaster, and author. Thrown out of grad school in an earlier life, he'll be the first to tell you - I don't know what I want to do for the rest of my life.

He’s started and sold several companies. 

Made millions. Lost millions. Made millions back. 

As he explains on the show - he's ready to change careers about every six months. 

He's the author of 12 books including  Choose Yourself40 Alternatives to College, and his latest title, The Power of No

He hosts one of the hottest podcasts on iTunes today. The witty, fascinating, man of mystery, James Altucher is our guest. No telling what will come out of his mouth!!! :-)

James' words of wisdom

  • Through the valley of failure, you plant the seed of success;
  • If you don’t learn to say "no", people are going to say "no"to you.

Follow James on TwitterFacebook, and visit his site.


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From a trailer park beginning, she worked herself up and into a Beverly Hills lifestyle as a model and an actress. Jet-setting between on-location sets and her original Texas home, on the outside, her life looked glamorous, exciting, and fun. However, as she explains on the show, "inside I was dying". The mixture of long hours with high stakes, made for a dangerous recipe. "I found different ways to numb myself." A late-night routine she fell into involved Vicodin and booze.

On a trip back home, she made the decision to not go back to work and to live simple. And, in the summer of 2002, she admitted herself into rehab to begin the recovery, healing, and rebuilding process. 

Fashion and style expert, Tiffany Hendra, joins us on the show to share how she turned her "mess into her message". 

The A-HA! moment that changed everything for Tiffany

In the midst of facing her past, she ran "smack into" her purpose.

A powerful lesson she learned

"God is a much better control freak than I am."

Get Tiffany's free eBook resource - Set it. Say it. Strut it. 

Follow Tiffany on TwitterFacebook, and visit her site.


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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.

Follow Randy on TwitterFacebook, and visit his site


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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 

Follow Kelly and Red Slipper Therapy on Twitter,  Facebook, and visit her site.

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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. 

Follow Joe on Twitter and Facebook.

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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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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.

Two of her take-home reads - The Road to Redemption and Corporate Mom Dropouts

Three A-HA! Observations she shares

  • I am the permission that I need, I don’t need permission from anyone else;
  • The sun doesn’t ask permission to shine today, it does what it does;
  • You have an obligation to yourself to create the life you want.

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 

  1. Start to network right away.
  2. Look for a mentor/coach.
  3. Read a book a week.

Follow Lucinda on Twitter and Facebook.

Complimentary Resource on Lucinda's site

40 Ways to Market Like A Celebrity Without Compromising Your Brand or Your Body

The Road to Redemption and Corporate Mom Dropouts


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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 

  • Success can work to our detriment if it makes us comfortable where we are;
  • "Someday I will be all set," is an illusion;
  • We ought to ReLaunch! purposefully, multiple times over the course of our lives;
  • I stay in partnership with my body. It' the first thing that tells me something is out of whack.

Want to be a coach? 

One of the best training and learning opportunities I know of - Coaching with Excellence with Dan and Joanne.

Best advice he received during his ReLaunch! 

It's never to late for a new beginning.

Some of Dan's favorite reads - The Compound EffectBecome a Person of InfluenceDavid and Goliath, and Decisive.

Follow Dan on Twitter and on Facebook.

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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.

Other take-home reads by Chris - Trust AgentsThe Impact EquationSocial Media 101, and Google-+ for Business.

Follow Chris on Twitter and Facebook.


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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

  • I was allowing my past to control my future;
  • I realized my struggle was not going to stay this way, unless I keep it this way.

Bounce-back Ideas

  • Read a book a week;
  • Try things out;
  • Find what you love and learn as much as you can about it;
  • Take massive action.

Get your copy of What just Happened? and learn how to bounce back so you can do more, have more, and be more.

Follow Jimmy on Twitter and Facebook.

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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?

  • Build your network before you need it;
  • Start planting relational seeds now.

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.

Follow  Don on Twitter and Facebook.

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. 

Follow  Don on Twitter and Facebook.

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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.

Recommended Relaunch! reads that were helpful for Michelle - The Power of Positive Thinking and See you at the Top.

Complimentary audio from Michelle on Productivity

Michelle's books -Winning in Life Now and Busy being Busy.

Follow Michelle on Twitter and Facebook.

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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!

  • Don't be too rigid with your goals;
  • Stay open to opportunities and relationships;
  • Start trying things. "You have more fun splashing in the water than sitting on the shore."

Great book recommendation from Mark - Halftime: Moving from success to significance by Bob Buford.

Unbelievable reading materials by Mark - The Fred Factor, Up, Down, or SidewaysThe Encore EffectYou don't need a Title to be a Leader, and Fred 2.0.

Follow Mark on Twitter and Facebook.

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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! 

  • Take care of yourself first. Says Ganz - "You have a duty";
  • Fill up your tank with simple routines;
  • Give yourself permission to stop moving.

Two Clarifying A-HA! Moments

  • The most individual about us is the most universal about us;
  • We are never alone.

Best advice he received during his ReLaunch! 

  • Be true to yourself and what you want. 

Favorite book – 7 Spiritual Laws of Success by Deepak Chopra.

Other books that have been helpful in Dr. Ganz's journey - 7 Habits of Highly Effective People and The Peaceful Warrior.

The most individual about us is the most universal about us. You are not alone.

Visit his "How to destress" site.

Follow Dr. Ganz on Twitter and Facebook.

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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 questioned what deeply held beliefs and limiting assumptions that resulted in a career that was gratifying in some ways, but didn't speak to her soul any longer.
  • "You can write your way into your next level of life."
  • Coming from a very dysfunctional family, Libby adapted and learned to serve others, but realized she has her own voice, as well.
  • "I do have something to say, not everyone resonates with me, but there are enough people who are interested."
  • "When we have too many options, we tend to get overwhelmed and shut down."
  • "Are you surrounding yourself with limiters or liberators?"

Get her book - Traveling Hopefully - How to lose your family baggage and jumpstart your life

Libby shares 5 steps to JUMPSTART your life

  • Dissect your past - What served you in your 20's or 30's may no longer serve you;
  • Find your passion;
  • Recruit your own support squad - ASK for help, not just always offering help to others;
  • Develop a roadmap - her free resource link;
  • With each decision and activity, ask yourself - "Is this moving me toward the life I want?"

Ideas/resources for new authors: 

  1. Tim Grahl, Help authors build platforms;
  2. Not being afraid to release your first book, give it a try and get it out there;
  3. Join other writers and form a mastermind group - keep yourself accountable;

Follow Libby on Twitter and Facebook.

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.

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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

  • When your inner life is in order, all areas are healthy;
  • If you pay attention to how you feel, you'll find where your juice is.

Incredibly effective actions she took that powered her ReLaunch! and transition

  • She ventured out;
  • Joined new associations;
  • Attended conferences.

Jan's rock-solid advice for transitioning into a TREMENDOUS second half

  • Trust your inner wisdom.

Two of Jan's five enlightening spiritual growth and development books

Your Truest Self - Embracing the woman you were meant to be and Perfect Love

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. 

Follow Jan on TwitterFacebook, and visit her site.

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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

Follow Chris on Twitter and Facebook.

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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.

Follow Michele Cushatt on Twitter and Facebook

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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.

Follow Theresa on Twitter and Facebook.

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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.

Follow Jenni on Twitter and Facebook.

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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

Follow Bob Burg on Twitter and Facebook.

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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.

Follow Sharon on Twitter and Facebook.

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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

Follow Beau Henderson on Twitter and Facebook.


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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)

Follow Dr. Rosenthal on Twitter and Facebook.

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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

Follow Kristen on TwitterFacebook, and check out her show.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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=";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>
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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.

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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.

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Tangled in half-truths and shallow promises, she did what most anyone would do to keep up appearances - whatever she had to do. And, while she has become an expert at hiding secrets and creating an illusion of a healthy home, after 20-plus years of playing make-believe, the truth had to come out. Author Jo Ann Fore joins us on the show to share her riveting story of hope, healing, and empowerment.

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While he was originally told by the "experts" that the message of personal accountability would never fly in the world of speaking, training, and corporate development, with a handful of solid ideas and the willingness stay true, his principles have become foundational. The QBQ! guy himself, John Miller joins us on the show and talks about his career change an business transitions - what triggered them and what made them easier and successful. 

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She was treading water and holding on to the belief of holding-on. She was also morbidly obese. Speaker, coach, trainer Jill Davis joins us on the show and shares the truth she found within herself, God's word, and in her potential. Listen and access a list of books and websites Jill found helpful for her weight loss.

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