We are always growing through life – sometimes intentionally, sometimes unintentionally, and often on autopilot. Messages are planted – through experiences, teachings, victories and defeats. These messages become what we believe to be true about the world around us and ourselves. Some grow stronger while others fade away. The only difference between what sticks and what slides slimily down the wall is what we have, water and prune. Basically, what we focus on. People often find themselves surprised at the very weeds they have been focusing on growing about their feet. Is this you? Which Messages do you believe most about yourself? Are they messages of victory or defeat? [Read more…]
Any who have ever planted in the hopes of watching something grow from the earth know there’s more to it than making a hole, setting some seeds in the ground, then walking away and forgetting about it until things come to fruition. There’s the watering, the fertilizing, and other important “ings” to worry about.
The same can be said of most aspects of your life – your business, your relationships, your hopes and dreams. All these need watering, fertilizing, and other “ings.” Or, as they said on the “Gilligan’s Island” TV show, and I’m paraphrasing here, “…if that doesn’t work, try 1 part Sunshine, 2 parts Water, and 3 parts Prayer.” (“Gilligan’s Island” – “V” for Vitamins – S2E30) [Read more…]
Mordant & McFall have spent this month discussing various types of relationships – with yourself, with people who are different than you…. Now they turn things around a bit and chat about how You and your Business can give back to Your Community.
This episode of Success Freaks covers different communities from all over the world. Mordant begins the conversation with his recent visit to Roatan, Honduras and the Made In Roatan shop he found there.
Listen in and discover what you and your business can do for your community, what your community can do for you, and how the Law of Reciprocity affects your business and you.
Made in Roatan – giving back to your community
What can your community do for your business?
You and your community
What hit home? [Read more…]
With so many different lifestyles coming at us lately, what we consider family has changed from “Leave It to Beaver” into “Modern Family.” Though caricatures of real life, these shows represent real-life relationships that are happening all around us. This episode, Mordant & McFall discuss what it means to move from intolerance to indifference to tolerance all the way over to acceptance of people and lifestyles that are different than our own.
Join your Success Freaks as they chat with stars from the upcoming web series “My Two Black Girlfriends.” Together they discuss their experiences with intolerance, differing family dynamics in today’s society, and creating a web series that crosses some many lines & barriers. For those of you still growing up in a “Brady Bunch” world – where even actor Robert Reed (aka Mike Brady) would not be welcome – this is yet another opportunity to broaden your horizons from the safety of your living room or wherever you might listen to “Fenómenos de Éxito” or “Success Freaks.” Enjoy! [Read more…]
Your Success Freaks are growing through a lot of changes lately. With a new outlook, new priorities, and a new format, we are re-evaluating how we do things and are focusing on what is most important for us at this time. This includes Rebooting, Rebuilding, and Recharging. That right, it’s time to Hit Refresh and rediscover the importance of Recess in our business and personal lives.
Busy People, this episode is for you! There is always work to be done. Always something getting in the way of you recharging your creative batteries. You need to learn to be okay with taking a Recess. In this episode of Success Freaks, Mordant & McFall share why this is so important and how to go about taking enough of break to come back strong and swinging for the fences. [Read more…]
Diving into February of 2014, Success Freaks is exploring various varieties of connections, partnerships, associations, and many other ranges of relationships. This episode explores the Magic of Connections, beginning with the origins of the historically magical word Abracadabra, which, according to World Wide Words, theoretically has its roots in the Aramaic phrase avra kehdabra: “I will create as I speak.”
This episode marks yet another milestone and new beginning for your Success Freaks. Mordant & McFall are stretching themselves, growing into a new format that will level up the Level Up Guys beyond even their current not-so-humble radio-show plateau. Not willing to rest on their laurels, Success Freaks girds it metaphorical loins, gearing up for bigger, better, badder, more shows and future syndication. [Read more…]
Welcome to the new millenium! We may not have flying cars, interstellar space travel, or a healthcare system everyone can agree upon…. We do, however, in this day and age, have a family unit that stretches on beyond the “boundaries” of what was once considered the “Nuclear Family.” What once began as a One-Stop Mom & Pop Shop has now has now stretched beyond the “norm” to make room for not only single moms and single dads, but also double moms, double dads, grandparents & siblings taking on the role of traditional parents, and even – in some rare cases – the chillins a-raisin’ they’selves. What’s this world coming to? Is this a sign of the “End Times” as talked about in the movie Ghostbusters!? “Mass hysteria! Dogs & cats living together…!”
Join Mordant & McFall as they show you around the big top of this multi-ring family circus. In an age where “the norm” is no longer normal, it’s time to rethink our concept of the Nuclear Family and reshape it into what it truly is. Family is Family. As long as there is love and nurturing and a parental unit willing and able to teach a kid to throw a fastball, children raised in those homes will grow up healthy, happy and as well-adjusted as the rest of us “normal” people. Perhaps, even enjoying a better life than we dreamed possible. [Read more…]
Are you “Living Grateful”? Maintaining an Attitude of Gratitude every single day? What about the bad days? Keeping your thoughts on the sunny side of life is not easy when you’re stuck in a rut and hip deep in doggie doo. What can you do to keep smiling when the ice is forming beneath your feet and freezing rain is drizzling down your back?
Join Mordant & McFall as they share some of their recent ruff-n-tumble moments and how they rolled with the punches to come up Grinnin’ & Grateful for the experience. “Success Freaks” #125 – “Living Gratitude” is all about maintaining your happiness and having a richer life experience. Listen and learn how to keep smiling like a Success Freak as both your highs & lows grow higher and higher and higher. [Read more…]
How often do you take stock of what you have and feel an overwhelming sense of gratitude? Even more so, once you realize you’ve accomplished so much, how often to you “Spike the Ball,” take your victory lap, or do your victory dance (do you even have one)? Most of people take for granted what they have without realizing it. What you really need to do is step back and take stock of it all. Realize the good you’ve grown in the world and in your own life. Then, by God, celebrate your victories – even the small ones. Especially the small ones! Do this enough times, enjoying the feelings of accomplishment that come with this, and you’re sure to continue on…growing those relatively smaller victories into the larger ones you’re sure to have down this road to becoming a bigger, badder, better, more Y-O-U. [Read more…]
If this is your first foray into an article written by me, then stop now. You are coming in mid-story and I can’t afford a good editor and voice-over guy to give you a “previously on” moment. So please find The Motorcycle Story Pt. 1 to really get this right.