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?
Today we give your ears (and our vocal cords) a rest and let you hear from the comedic bear, Chuck Roy. We learn from Chuck about how we all can change the world as we decide if ok can be enough for now. The insight you will receive from this interview far exceeds any of our expectations. Chuck makes himself comfy and may not give the mic back at the end of the show. Prepare yourself to laugh, love, and cry…. It’s gonna be a wild ride.
In this episode, Mordant & McFall tackle what it’s like to be the Chaotic Karmic Catalyst and how it affects you and others around you. These big and difficult words for McFall to say lead into a deep discussion on why these people show up on our lives and what it means to live as one.
On this episode of Success Freaks, we jump right in with the Chaotic Karmic Catalyst! A call from listener Dionne discusses her recent chaos in being successful. We go deeper into the chaotic people we attract and how to live with them. In the Level Up section we talk about being Chaos Tools for other people. And in On Beyond, choosing Happy isn’t that simple (but, maybe it could be). [Read more…]
On this episode of Success Freaks, Mordant & McFall tell a story where words mean things! Charles gets into a movie (without a ticket!) The guys delve into the topic of Doubt. In the Chatroom, Listener Mike says that we hear more of our own errors than anyone else does. In the Level Up section, we learn to have more compassion and Mordant says something brilliant. Finally, in On Beyond, Charles has no doubt that he spoke well on graduation survival. [Read more…]
On the Road Again! Where are you heading? What’s the “Big Event” you’re preparing for and how is it Leveling Up Your Life?
This Episode, Mordant & McFall are preparing for their speaking panel at this year’s New Media Expo (NMX) in Las Vegas. Listen in while they discuss the best strategies for moving forward and how to face your fears and embrace your failures. [Read more…]
What is Courage? What does it mean and what does it take to have courage? I’ve heard it said, “Courage is a lie that old men tell to young men when they send them off to die.” A clever maxim, yet I believe there is more to courage than that. One of my favorite John Wayne quotes is:
“Courage is being scared to death…but saddling up anyways.”
If you believe what the late-great Duke said, Fear is an active ingredient in courage. How can this be? Isn’t courage the absence of fear? Aren’t the bravest of the brave those without fear? The correct answer here is…no.
Courage is not about feeling no fear at all—a double negative, yet true nonetheless. You cannot have courage without fear. Courage and bravery mean having fear while maintaining the ability to move forward in spite of your obstacles, real or imagined, and get the job done. If you have no fear, then it doesn’t take any special fortitude. Nothing out of the ordinary in the way of grit or guts to keep you on track for deeds of daring do. You’re just doing your job—no problemo. It is when you have fear and then combine it with the need to keep moving forward anyways—this is when courage comes into play.
The burn you feel is from you fighting the process.
“No Pain, No Gain” is the biggest load of overused horse hockey I have ever heard. Do you know how many successes in my life people have tried to invalidate because they came easy to me? I bet in your life you have experienced some of these examples; “That was too easy so something is wrong,” or “If you have no problems then you are doing it right.” Shut up. Yeah, I mean you. I’m looking right at the inner voice that is repeating this crap to you, keeping you from owning your success. I am here as the “Dark Side of Positive” to destroy some of this lie that keeps you from being successful. And trust me – resistance is futile.
Gangplank-Studios Mordant opens the show sporting his radio voice, while Monticello-Bear’s-Den McFall chats about recent escapades with his new NAS morning show, “Chaos & Coffee.”
Once the episode gets rolling, the Dynamic Duo of Dreamcatching do their damnedest to prove that Failing Forward is not necessarily a bad thing.
Tonight’s lessons learned touch on how Failing helps you figure out how to succeed or, at the very least, decide what you should not be doing…whether it be in business, investments, or your relationships.
Surprise guest DaDenMan (of the No Agenda Stream) calls in to lend his military-trained views on Failure. Soon after, Mordant gives homework…yes, homework. This TOSOL “Fight Club” challenge is issued at the very end of the episode…just as McFall is called away on “Family Duties.” A blindsided and somewhat disoriented Mordant does a little Failing Forward of his own, ending the show all by his lonesome.