I was barely out of my teens over twenty years ago when I went to the New and Gauley Rivers in West Virginia to train to be a whitewater rafting guide. Women were really just breaking into the scene so the entire area was heavily dominated by men. This in itself wasn’t the least bit concerning since my desire to guide had nothing at all to do with the male to female ratio. What was concerning, as I soon came to find out, was the blatant sexism displayed by some male guides, trainers, and company owners. I selected one company out of a dozen to train with and throughout most of a year with them I endured being talked down to, sardonic attitudes, and never-ending attempts to make me fail. I was repeatedly put into situations to deliberately push me past my physical and psychological limits in the hopes that I would just give up; many trainees did, after all. This kind of adversity is what I faced spring, summer, and fall while training with “Company A”. But let me tell you the outcome.
In this episode of The Other Side of LIVE!, Mordant & McFall guide their listeners through the Darker Side of Chasing Your Dreams—facing devastating road blocks while never giving up. No matter how many times Life throws you enough curve balls to knock you down…but not out.
Welcome to the first ever TOSOL MeetUp—held at the Gangplank Studios in Chandler, AZ. This show, broadcast in front of a LIVE studio audience of five women (and one dog…a real four-legged dog), leaves Mordant “swimming in the estrogen pool” and McFall falling in love with the idea of his own Charlie’s Angels every time the ladies speak in unison.
Safely ensconced in the Bear’s Den in Monticello, GA, McFall discusses his struggles of the day, which leads the studio audience to the unexpected subject of Conquering Cancer. Strong women with strong words of encouragement show that they can outlive any obstacle…and do so with courage, style, & grace.
In the second half of the show, special Guest Louie Skaradek of The London Broil Show and the Almost Homeless Comedy Tour calls in to impart tips on “Failing Forward” from his own point of view and share his personal experiences as a “stand-up-comic-in-the-making.” His success is proof that hard work and perseverance can take you anywhere you want to go.
Thank you Charlie’s Angels—Kayce, Kirsten, Melissa, Kathy, and Karisa & Emi—for making the evening so enjoyable & memorable!
Live from the Gangplank Studio in Chandler, AZ & the Bear Crawling Nation Bear’s Den in Monticello, GA, Mordant & Charles welcome their special Saint Valentine’s Day guest, Sarina Stone. Tonight they talk about romance, sex, and even dance all over your relationship comfort zones. Sarina is an internationally renowned Natural Health Consultant, Certified Universal Healing Tao Instructor, and Author of multiple books including her latest, Why Real Couples Drink Straight Tequila—The Tao of Commitment.
***Charles likes Chocolate shopping after Valentine’s Day
***Hello, Sarina Stone
***Sarina thanks Mordant for his help with her first book
*** “Conscious Relationships”
***Being in relationships and making choices
*** “The common denominator in my relationships is me”
***Sarina discusses celebrating Valentine’s Day
***The Tao of Tequila
***Sex, Romance, & the Holistic Medicine
***Sarina’s closing advice for Valentine’s Day
***SarinaStone.com for free mp3 – “Inner Smile Meditation”
***Mordant received Chocolate-covered Strawberries for Valentine’s Day
***Next week Mordant & Charles concentrate on “Success Freaks”…and, perhaps, “The Positive of Negative Emotions” & “What You Think Affects Your Reality”…maybe
Tonight Mordant & Charles take you on a fun, interesting, and highly motivational interview with dating & relationship coach, comedian, author Cindy Lu as she explains her strategies & gives insights into the puzzling world of dating via her popular book, “The Four Man Plan.”
***Technical SNAFUs open the live show once again *le sigh*
***Recap of TOSOL #29 – “Always Be Learnin’, Yo!”
***Cindy Lu chats about how she enjoyed listening to TOSOL #22 “Date Free or Die!” with Four-Man-Planner Paige
***Cindy Lu explains what the Four Man Plan is and where the concept came from
***Charles Nelson Reilly’s contribution to “The Four Man Plan”
***What the 4MP does for you?
***Cindy Lu and Mordant talk about sex (yes, sex) in the Four Man Plan
***Sarina Stone calls in and shares her experiences with the 4MP:
^^^^^How Chivalry AND Competition work together in the 4MP
^^^^^ “True Blood”
***Mordant asks about The Four Woman Plan
***Cindy Lu & Social Media:
^^^^^Hints about a possible TV show
^^^^^The 4MP on YouTube
^^^^^Podcasting in Cindy Lu’s future?
***Charles talks about his “Two Girl Plan”
***You need to find someone “Honest, Loving, & Willing”
***Do you “Suck at Love” and can you get better on the 4MP?
***Cindy Lu begins her relationship with her husband using the 4MP
***Cindy Lu’s new book for couples & relationships
***Big Mac vs. Filet Mignon
***What’s next for Cindy Lu?
***Pimpin’ Cindy Lu:
***Closing advice for men from Cindy Lu
***Next Week: Interview with Sarina Stone, author of “Why Real Couples Drink Straight Tequila—The Tao of Commitment”
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