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…]
Join in on our Life Questions Game, as we delve into many different topics during this show. Today we ask each other many questions about life that are both thought provoking and interesting. You will learn from us, cry with us and start to ask questions of yourself that will cause you to stretch your comfort zone and level up your life. Stay tuned till the end to get a special “British Accent” version of the show with Mordant & Kirsten. [Read more…]
Are you going through life waiting for good things to fall into your lap? Have you noticed this strategy hasn’t been as successful as you would like? Learn from Mordant & Kirsten as they attempt to educate you on the positives of paying to play in order to level up your life. It is easy to know what you don’t want, the challenge is to work through the struggles and figure out what you truly do want. Step outside of your comfort zone, fight through the growing pains and sacrifice to get to that level up moment! Make sure to stay tuned to the end and hear some of our failures that we encountered and learned from. You have got to find the fun in struggle and learn from it. [Read more…]
It seems that when the majority of us mess up, we let it get us down and linger on the disappointment for longer than necessary. You will find that although we make mistakes often in our daily lives, we have adopted ways to keep ourselves moving forward with our heads held high. We discuss different steps you can take to start feeling better now. You will also get a few bonus financial tips from mordant. And you won’t want to miss the end of this episode where we talk about dreams and Kirsten’s most recent predicament she got into. [Read more…]
It’s not all about you, but when it comes down to your feelings and emotions, it is your job to feel the way you truly do. Don’t let others dictate how you feel. Do let us help you be awesome. We here at Success Freaks are big fans of affirmations and using them to better our lives. You are gonna get lots of ideas on how to come up with affirmations that fit your life, and ways to implement them into your daily routine. Listen along as we discuss ways of taking back your feelings and creating a life of abundance and joy.
Affirmations for each other:
- Mordant’s affirmation for Kirsten – Do Epic Shit!
- Kirsten’s affirmation for Mordant – Spending time with friends gives me joy.
The kiddos are back in school. Fall semester is in full swing. While you are enjoying your free time without the kids or taking a break from studying, tune in for an extra credit class with the professors at Success Freaks. Getting schooled can be fun! Let Mordant & Kirsten show you the paths they have taken to make their schedule a little easier. Set up your future now, by applying the tools you gain from this episode so you can “pay it forward” to your future self. Cherry pick from this jam packed episode and commit to leveling up your life! Class dismissed. [Read more…]
Ever find yourself going merrily down your chosen life-path when all of the sudden BLAMMO! you’re hit with an unexpected turn of events that forces you to rethink all your plotting, planning, and forward momentum? What do you do then? How do you recover from all the grief and anguish, not to mention the embarrassment, of having to slam on the brakes and make a three-lane adjustment right in the middle of rush hour traffic? Mordant & Kirsten share and learn from each other on how to change the direction of their habits and life choices.
You are going to get pulled in many directions on this episode of Success Freaks! Hear about many unique situations and how Mordant & Kirsten adjusted to them on the fly. There are plenty of tips and tricks to take away from this show as you learn to help yourself and others be awesome. [Read more…]
Learn with us as we chat about some ways to avoid comparing your life with those you see daily on social media. We dive into reasons why you should avoid the anger and negativity that can be found as well as ways to deal with run ins with real life conversations. From time to time you will run into negative situations. These are the times where we need to ask what makes us joyful and walk away if it doesn’t make us happy. And, make sure to stick around for the over share of the month from Mordant at the end of the episode. [Read more…]
We know us here at Success Freaks are not perfect, so we use apps to help us stay on track. Join us in a discussion about different life hacks that are bringing us value day to day. You are bound to find one or two new ways to improve your life, or at the very least help someone else you know be awesome. After trying some of our suggestions we would love to hear about your experiences as well as any other suggestions you may have to hack our lives! [Read more…]
In today’s episode you get to meet Keerstin (again), our brand spanking new co-host of Success Freaks! Listen along as she tells about a recent “swimming” excursion she went on and fills us in on what she has been up to prior to joining the team. Mordant & Keerstin dig deep into their first listener question together as well as give some advice on being happy, getting out of a rut and much more. Open your ears and your hearts, as we “welcome, welcome, welcome” Keerstin to the show! [Read more…]
Travel along the SF timeline from the initial dating, marriage, conception, the raising of their baby and “divorce”. Learn with us, as we realize the path we took is the one we needed to be on and where our paths are leading now.
Join us as Mike, our producer, moderates our discussion as we look back at where we came from, where we were and where we are going. We talk about the good, the bad and the “beautiful”. Reminisce and learn along with us as we reflect on our ups and downs. When you make it to the end of this wild and reflective ride, dry your eyes and take the turns with us as we go our separate ways. (Lucky for you, you can take both the hard left and the sharp right). Help us bid farewell to the Dark Side of Positive, Charles McFall, in his final “official” episode of Success Freaks. Make sure to tune in next week as we meet our new co-host and travel down the new Success Freaks highway. [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…]
We start off this show with a little “mind honking” and then segway into a great interview with the wonderful Brian Ibbott. You will find out how Brian first got into podcasting – or mp3 blogging as it was referred to back then. Brian then fills us in on some of his successes as well as things he has had to overcome along the way to where he is today. After learning many of the awesome things behind the nicest guy in podcasting, he leaves us with two rules to live by as a podcaster that you won’t want to miss. [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…]