Fire & Earth Podcast: E3 Breathe and Smell the Roses

In our 24/7 world we can get so busy being busy that we run ourselves ragged and feel worn out … the equivalent of our body’s battery running on <20% (red-light warning). When this happens we need to STOP, pause and take a few minutes for self-care – breathe, smell the roses, meditate, etc… to…

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Fire & Earth Podcast: E2 Moving Past Fear

Instead of living in fear and missing out on life by holding back, learn how you can overcome False Expectations Appearing Real (FEAR). When you move forward and face your fears you will feel the exhilaration of accomplishment. You will even surprise yourself with what you can accomplish and unlock your potential.

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Fire & Earth Podcast: E1 Goal Setting to Get Started

The first step to unlocking your potential is to know where you want to go, why you want to go there, and set some big goals to start achieving. Without goals, we just stay in the daily grind, surviving, but not thriving. In this episode, Kathy and Jason discuss some keys for setting and achieving…

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Get Help by Helping Other People

Asking for help doesn’t mean you’re weak, it means you have courage. As I am preparing for an upcoming speech, I was reminded about a story I heard when I was a young man about a bricklayer trying to do the job alone (see link below). He got hurt. I’ve gotten hurt when trying to…

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Get the Horse Before the Cart

Don’t make the classic mistake of buying the cart before the horse. Before you spend millions of dollars on fancy technology tools and processes, spend time on strategy and awareness. Understand and explain the “why” before you get into the “what” Here’s a little video to explain: Don’t make the mistake of buying the equivalent…

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Are Ineffective Controls Increasing Your Risk? … Out of Control

Are ineffective controls increasing your risk? Probably. Organizations have many ineffective controls that are a waste of time and money, but ineffective controls can actually increase your risk as well. To learn more, check out this video:     We have to be comfortable being a little out of control when managing risk. As a…

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When Life Gets Crazy Busy – Just Breathe

One of the most common things I hear from people is how busy and stressed they feel. If you feel that way too, here is quick video to share some tips for reducing stress when you feel overwhelmed. Guess what, you’re also much more productive when you do, and get a lot more done in…

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Live Like You Were Dying

Almost every time I hear the song “Live Like You Were Dying” from Tim McGraw, I get emotional and tear up (see video below). This song has a special to me for a couple of reasons. My mother subscribed to National Geographic magazine and dreamed of traveling the world when she retired. The trouble was…

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Don’t Stop Believing … YOU Can Make an Impact

I like to attend baseball games when I am traveling. A few years ago, I was with my son Riley in San Francisco, and during a break in the game they started playing “Don’t Stop Believing” by Journey. It was an amazing experience to stand with 45,000+ of my fellow baseball fans and sing it…

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Random Acts of Kindness Improve Our Happiness

When I was younger, I was a Boy Scout and attained the rank of Eagle Scout. One thing I had to do during my scouting experience was memorize the Scout Motto: “Do a good turn daily.”  It turns out the Boy Scouts were on to something when it comes to our happiness. We have all…

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