There are perfect days, when the sun is shining, birds are singing, and babies giggle in joy at the site of you. Then, there are those dark days When Things Don’t Go Your Way. You know, the ones where you lose your keys, drop your phone in the toilet, and the dog uses the remote as a chew toy. We all have these hiccups in our life. What happens when you’ve been planning for something, getting your life on track in a certain direction and what you’ve been working hard for slips out of your grasp? A job you’ve been going to school for changes it’s rules on what their company needs to hire for that position. Early retirement is a no-go after your nest egg disappears thanks to bad investments. You, or the party you side with, lose an election. What happens then?
There are annoying people everywhere in the world and what are you supposed to do when one crosses you while crossing your path? You’ve got it together. You’re kind to people. Not much gets under your skin. But, every once in awhile, somebody just pushes your button. Grabbing you by the collar they take you off your high and drag you down to their low. What do you do then? When, through no fault of your own, you’re suddenly angry and ready to retaliate. What can you do…When People Piss You Off!?
What’s up with millennials today!? Or, so many of us for that matter! Ever feel like they wear their the-world-owes-me attitude like a badge of honor? They work hard (sometimes), putting in a good two-hour’s effort, then proclaim loudly how unfair it all is and quit. Sound familiar to you? How about from you? Where did all this Entitlement come from in the first place… and how close to home does it hit? Were we so coddled as children we have a hard time coping with the slightest amount of pushback from the job? People around us? The Universe!? Have we become such babies or is this the natural way of things in the 21st Century?
Stuff is broken in your life and it needs fixing. From your washing machine just dribbling cold water, to your driver-side car window not rolling down (or back up again), to your computer going kerflooey…again! How can you not complain about all the wrong that’s not right in your life!? How do you draw the line, pump the breaks, and stop that downward spiral that comes from too much complaining and not enough setting things straight? Less Bitching, More Fixing is not only this episode’s title, it’s an affirmation, a mantra, your battle cry for changing things for the better in your life. [Read more…]
Mordant & Kirsten go back and forth, sharing the many ways they have neglected their follow thru and what they are doing about fixing this personality quirk. From to-do lists to apps like Habitica to enlisting a follow-thru buddy, you will find enough helpful hints, anecdotes, and hilarity to help guide you away from the drudgery of having so much to do and not enough desire to do it. [Read more…]
If you’ve ever wondered what to do when the romance wanes and all that remains are two people in a relationship, then this is the Success Freaks episode for you. Why is it such a struggle to share love with one another once the feelings begin to ebb just a bit? And, now we learn we might not be speaking the right Love Language when we do try! Listen in as Mordant & Kirsten wade through this lingual lagoon and discuss Dr. Gary Chapman’s book The Five Love Languages. It’s Episode 269 – what better reason could there be to… Talk Love to Me, Baby!? [Read more…]
Mordant and McFall share the struggles & realizations they have encountered along their path of breaking up as co-hosts of Success Freaks. For those who aren’t aware – you will be by the end of this episode – Charles is leaving and Mordant is tossing around ideas of what direction he wants to take the show. While both have grown tremendously from this relationship over the past five years, they have come to the point where their journeys are dividing and it is time to begin traveling down similar yet separate paths. Join in and learn from them as they discuss what they are going through and where they think these divergent paths might lead. [Read more…]
This episode, we here at Success Freaks get the opportunity to interview individuals working for our sponsor IRUSA. You are going to get an inside look at some of what goes on at IRUSA. Prepare to learn first hand about how IRUSA helps not only the Islamic community, but also the US public as a whole. They are involved with many projects including US and worldwide relief help. Learn how you can join the mission of serving humans and come together as a people to make changes possible. Help Others Be Awesome… Together for a Better World!! [Read more…]
Instead of an “attitude of gratitude,” how about truly enjoying yourself and the moment? Mordant & McFall dive into the ability to love who you are and the life you have by gaining perspective and, really, the desire to be happy.
Today we invite you to open up your mind. Look at everything in your life from a new, brighter perspective. Everyone is always thinking about what they want, which is great. But, take a moment to think about what you already have. Once you have done this you will be able to continue attracting what you really like and look for the magic in the everyday things that you may have come accustom to. So put on your safari hat and join us on an expedition to hunt down the joy that is already in each of our lives. [Read more…]
There are plenty of things that will bog you down throughout life. Sometimes the fun becomes work and then you decide it isn’t worth it. But, maybe it is and you just need to know how to deal with the situation. Join in with us and learn some simple ways to make it through the Trough of Sorrow. Take a seat, plant yourself like a tree, and tell the world to go around… while you listen to this episode of Success Freaks! [Read more…]
Today we churn up the issues that have been bothering our Buttercups. You are going to be surprised to find out the similarity between McFall and Nicki Minaj.. other than his Super Bass. Join in with us and learn how to develop an attitude of gratitude, make a change in your life while stepping out of the comfort zone, and much much more. Say hell yes, strap in, and begin to level up your life with us! [Read more…]
Thinking about what you don’t want in life is not the way to get to your end goal. It may be easier to think this way, but let Mordant & McFall guide you along the other path. What do you want? This is the golden question. Once you start thinking along the right path you can take the advice from this show and learn how to walk through life without having to depend on the “crutch” of focusing on what you don’t want to happen. [Read more…]
Join Mordant & McFall as we get to know Brent Walker, photographer and story teller extraordinaire. Learn how Brent is putting a twist on traditional photojournalism while he shares the stories through his book, The Hidden South – Come Home, of the “street people” around Southeast United States. You will get some advice on how to pursue your dreams and we end the podcast with a tribute to Prince. [Read more…]
On this off-the-wall, “banter” show of Success Freaks, we twist and turn from topic to topic as the Buttercups bounce questions and comments off Mordant & McFall. Learn to be yourself while you are pursuing your dreams, combat bullying with superhero finesse, and receive advice on how to keep your plate full without biting off more than you can chew. Be sure to listen through to the On Beyond section – you won’t want to miss the healthy dose of geekdom while we discuss many of the current nerd world problems we are encountering. [Read more…]
Emotions are running high on this episode of Success Freaks. People hate – you are going to learn why and different ways to react to it. Along the way, things get heated between Mordant & McFall and Mordant gracefully demonstrates how to deal with it. Join the heightened emotions and learn ways to communicate your way through haters while keeping your cool. [Read more…]
Today McFall wants to discuss the difference in the feeling of being in the mud (hard times), staying to busy and losing traction, and finally the forward momentum and living the work. It would seem that Mr. Mordant is feeling one of the three more than the others so we will see where this conversation takes us.
Grab ahold of the rope and start pulling, Buttercup! You are going to start out in the mud alongside Mordant & McFall. Join in as they work their way out of the mud and explain how to find your happy! This episode starts out in the muddy phase, works past being too busy, and ends off crushing it. You’re going to learn how to gauge your life and different ways to start moving towards where you want to be. [Read more…]
What is the difference between hiding from difficulties, seeing them as something to defeat, or being patient? We don’t exactly know either but we are talking it out and sometimes that’s the best you can do.
Join us for a “Day at the Beach,” discussing what helps us get past our challenges. Charles & Mordant talk about what they think are different ways of dealing with similar situations. As you tune in, you may discover their points of view may not be as different as they think. Listen along with us and see how accepting a challenge & trusting yourself can get you to where you want to be.
When you meet great people in the world you just have to know more. Today we have the amazing Sandra Payne on to talk about her writing career for TV, her adventures heading panels for SxSW, and sooo much more.
Sandra Payne joins us from…somewhere in Montana?…and she warns us that she isn’t funny. Because she is a writer. We find out this is not the case and we have a very entertaining & thought-provoking discussion with her. Sandra, a career writer, hits on how to continually make progress towards your end goal every single day. You will learn how discipline equals freedom and get a sneak peak at Sandra’s “secret” big 5 of writing. Get that and much more as you say “hell yes!” to this episode and jump on in. [Read more…]
Ooooh SHINY. And it’s on SALE! Just say no and think about it. Mordant & McFall discuss how to decide if what you want is actually what you need. This show will help you analyze whether the opportunity at the door, or the item in your cart, is going to make your life awesome. You have to take a second to look through that door peephole if you ever hope to make an educated decision. Come on board and see where you end up. [Read more…]
We venture down a rabbit hole in Mordant’s life. He is dealing with a situation where he felt in over his head. Charles tries to help work through the steps of dealing with similar situations as well as delving into the fact that some reactions are honest and necessary (even if they seem wrong in the moment). You’ll find that setting boundaries, adhering to them, and protecting yourself along the way will allow you to deal with overwhelming situations like the Success Freak you are!