Broadcast live, Monday (not Tuesday) night on New Year’s Eve Eve, this final Success Freaks episode of 2013 takes a wistful look back on a very growth-orientated year for the whole Success Freaks team. Kirsten from “ItsKeerstin” and later Rocker Life Coach Tim Gillette join Mordant & McFall on camera for an evening of reminiscing about the past, considering the future, and goofing around in the present. The conversation ebbed and flowed, covering everything from New Media Expo, the SF conference, the Dream Hunters home group, body acceptance, the SF book and a variety of other success-freaky highlights. Along with those attending on-screen were pre-recorded well wishing from Catharine Bramkamp from the “Newbie Writers” podcast and SF guest host LaLa Zigfreid. [Read more…]
Last month I shared my first Goal for 2013 which was To Learn More. I’ve purchased a couple of new books to read…mostly self-helpy…and I’m eyeing a mystery or two that kinda intrigue me. It’s a start, but you’re here to find out what my next goal is. My second Goal for 2013 fits quite nicely into our February theme here on Success Freaks. My Second Goal, quite simply, is to learn to love myself more…to treat myself better than I have…to make my wants, my needs, my happiness a priority. Easier said than done…
“Find joy in everything you choose to do. Every job, relationship, home… it’s your responsibility to love it, or change it.” ~Chuck Palahniuk~
It’s a really good quote and so very appropriate for this Goal. (Thanks Mordant) It seems like I’ve spent most of my life trying to please others. I always try to go out of my way to make sure my friends, family, and even complete strangers are happy. If someone expresses a desire for something, I try to make sure they get it. While this may be quite noble, thoughtful or whatever, it’s also allowed me to push myself into more debt than I should be swimming in. Up until recently, I’ve never said “No” to anyone that asked anything of me. Even if I knew I would have to add to my credit card debt, even if it meant I would have to sacrifice something I wanted/needed, even if it meant I would have to suck it up and do something I really wasn’t comfortable with…even if it meant that I would be cast in a dark light just to make someone else shine.
I’m taking a page from my fellow Success Freaks team members this year. Instead of making New Year’s Resolutions, I decided to go with Goals. Now, I have way more than three Goals for 2013, but I can’t put them all here (Well, I could, but I won’t), so I decided to go with just the top three. Want me to share?
Might as well say “yes”, because Imma gonna anyway.
This month you get my ramblings about one of them.
This is important to me. I am constantly reading, researching, and trying all sorts of new things. It keeps my mind open to new ideas and concepts. It makes me feel more accomplished. And… it teaches me so much about life, other people, and myself. But wait, I don’t just want to learn about things that will help me in my work… Oh no, no, no. I want to learn about other places, other cultures…other ideals. I want to feel like a World Traveler even if I never step foot out of the US. Don’t get me wrong, I do want to become a World Traveler, but that’s a Goal for another day.
I’ve recently started watching The West Wing on Netflix.
I love Netflix with its’ lack of commercials and full seasons to watch.
When the series was running on tv, I didn’t care to watch it. I thought it was all about politics. I’m really not a political gal and figured I’d be bored with it, so I never gave it a chance. You’re probably thinking that now that I’ve started “enjoying” it I feel pretty stupid for not watching in the first place. You’d be wrong, but I get that you would think that. I just think the timing was off. The lessons I’m learning from the show now would have been lost on me had I watched it as a series way back when. Although I am kinda learning about the inner workings of the White House (I’m sure some of the content is correct), I’m learning more about human nature than anything. How people interact, that everyone makes mistakes, how to handle disappointment in yourself and others, how to succeed… and that it’s really okay to get close to people you work with. All are really good things to learn and know.
Obviously, I don’t plan to get all of my education from television. I’ve always been an avid reader and plan to continue reading everything I possibly can, but nowadays I’m more prone to pick up a biography, self-help book, or even a tutorial or two to help me with my work. That’s not to say I won’t enjoy the occasional comic book (yes, I do read them) and the latest “best seller”, I just plan to broaden my selection and interests.
So…that’s Goal #1. And…this is ME daring YOU to share YOUR goals with us on our Success Freaks facebook page.
See you next month for Goal #2.
Love and laughter to all…
This is YOUR 2013! Work towards Goals…don’t make resolutions.
When most people make their New Year’s Resolutions, they are setting themselves up to fail from the very beginning. So, set positive Goals instead of Resolutions and work towards them.
What Goals have you planned for 2013? We’re not talking about “Resolutions” here we’re talking actual Goals. Have you set Goals you want to achieve? Have you written them down? Have you set actionable (baby) steps to help you achieve your Goals? Do you have plans to keep a record of your daily, weekly, and/or monthly steps?
In this Episode our New Year’s Day Motivational hosts, Mordant & McFall, take us on a trip down memory lane as we remember how much The Other Side of LIVE! has evolved since the beginning of 2012. It’s been a year of transition, growth and coming of age as motivational speakers, talk radio show hosts, and individuals. Plans are being formulated for the TOSOL/Success Freaks radio show, and business, for 2013 as the show becomes “Success Freaks”, The Success Freaks System is created, the Success Freaks Conference comes to life in June 2013, and everyone on the Success Freaks team is gearing up for a Bigger, Badder, Better fun-filled future. Goals are being set, steps are being made to reach those Goals, and, in 2013, Success Freaks will be the most exciting ride in the amusement park. We invite everyone to join us on this ride.
“All we can ever do as human beings is react out of where we live.” ~Charles McFall~
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“The party’s on. The feelin’s here. That only comes. This time of year. Simply having a wonderful Christmastime…” ~ Paul McCartney ~
While everyone else in the world is busy spending time with friends and family. While everyone else in the world is enjoying a little time off from their busy lives and celebrating Christmas the way, ya know, you should … our Motivational talk show Elves, Mordant & McFall, are doing the one thing that no one else on their team is doing. They’re chatting…on the radio … with each other, and Gitmo Slave (from the No Agenda Stream), about what they’re doing with their Christmas Day.
The evening runs the gambit from favorite Christmas Movies that simply must be watched, reminiscing about favorite gifts received as children, favorite memories of time spent with family, and what annual rituals people go through during this time of year. Mordant, McFall and Gitmo take the time to share of themselves with their listeners on this Christmas Evening.
Talk turns to the NMX/blogworld conference coming up in January and what TOSOL/Success Freaks has to offer their faithful listeners/followers in 2013. And just what does the coming year have in store for everyone, including Mordant & McFall? Public Speaking engagements, touring the country, conferences, online coaching, webinars, and even a rebranding of the company. “This year is the year we’re really going to stop talking and start doing.” This will be the year of “Exciting” for everyone in the TOSOL/Success Freaks/No Agenda Stream world and you’re all invited along for the ride.