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#35 Charlie Hedges – Fear and Self-Doubt

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Release Date: 05/23/2017

#176 Dena Crowder 2020: The Year of Wisdom show art #176 Dena Crowder 2020: The Year of Wisdom

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Show Notes  Well today, Paul, our life coach Dena Crowder and I will wrap up 2020 by reviewing my personal year and then trying to determine “what essential life wisdom lesson did I learn this year?” Dena Crowder is THE best at digging deep into the inner self to help determine wisdom lessons learned in life. So today I will participate in a Dena Crowder designed Life Learning Exercise in which she will take me down a road to discover what wisdom I gained from 2020. This process is always so fun… and just a bit scary as the truth that emerges may be pleasant or it may be a...

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#175 Terry Hershey: On “Serial Quitting” show art #175 Terry Hershey: On “Serial Quitting”

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Show Notes  So Paul. We are recording the last episode of the year today. To do so, I want to have a chat with our friend Terry Hershey to talk about beginnings and endings. We will talk about TS Elliot and his poetry in the Four Quartets, especially the second poem, East Coker. Where he writes, “In my beginning is my end.” The search for today will be about knowing when to quit or when to “hang in for the next stage.” Now “quitting” is such a loaded concept in the American lexicon. Let’s see what Terry Hershey has to say about quitting and how it may relate to new...

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#174 Austin Hedges Behind the Scenes: A Look at the Life of a Professional Athlete show art #174 Austin Hedges Behind the Scenes: A Look at the Life of a Professional Athlete

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Show Notes  Hi Paul. Today we are reaching back to a guest we had on the show about one year ago, my son Austin Hedges. Austin is a professional baseball catcher for the Cleveland Indians. After nearly a decade of playing since graduating high school for the San Diego Padres, he was traded in late August to the Cleveland Indians. What I hope to chat about today has to do with both the inner emotional roller coaster ride, of ups and downs, family life, professional life and the place of dreams in the most competitive of environments. This show will be a “behind the scenes” view of what...

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#173 Charlie – Personal Growth: Ladders or Trellises show art #173 Charlie – Personal Growth: Ladders or Trellises

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Show Notes   I am very passionate about the topic for today. You see I have sort of an aversion what is known as “linear growth.” You know, the old 3 or 5 Steps to Accomplishing the Life You Want. I think linear growth is quite effective when learning and even mastering a particular discipline. But… even then, there comes a point when the novice reaches the Master level and at that time goes into a “free form” mode, using all that has been learned but now to freely create with competence. And so I wonder about the way we use the word “growth” in personal development....

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#172 Terry Hershey: Chasing Fairy Tales show art #172 Terry Hershey: Chasing Fairy Tales

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Show Notes  Who doesn’t love Fairy Tales? Today Terry Hershey and I will engage in yet another very impromptu discussion. This time we plan to dive into the, may I say, treacherous waters of Fairy Tail. As kids, so many of us were “Walt Disneyed” with challenging and happy-ending Fairy Tales, which offered hope for overcoming the hardships and trials that come with real life. And the messages from Fairy Tales continue to influence the way so many of us project and plan our futures. But not all Fairy Tails ended the way Walt Disney Productions portrayed them did they? Cinderella,...

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#171  Haley Chapman: Daring to Dream Big show art #171 Haley Chapman: Daring to Dream Big

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Show Notes It is so good to be back in studio. I so prefer working with you in here rather than remotely in my home office. Now that’s odd coming from an introvert. But I think perhaps I am only a “partial introvert,” I still enjoy live conversations with interesting people. And “interesting” certainly describes our guest today. I have known Haley Chapman for longer than fifteen years, all beginning when she was just 9 or 10 years old. And in the meantime Haley has grown up to become an impressive and enthusiastic young woman with unique talents and most challenging dreams. Her bio...

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#170 Lindsay Davis: On The Edge of the Unknown show art #170 Lindsay Davis: On The Edge of the Unknown

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Show Notes  The show today and our guest, Lindsay Davis, are very special. Although Lindsay and I only recently met, we hit it off like a couple of deeply kindred spirits. I think our listeners are in for a real treat. Today Lindsay Davis and I will take a deep dive into what I’m calling “Flirting on The Edge of the Unknown.” In our chat, we will discover how venturing into the unknown can result in the discovery of our truest inner most self, in spite of the deep fears of facing the unknown. We seem to have so much fear of the unknown. In fact, I have found, in life, an unfortunate...

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#169 Dr. Donna Friess: The Surprising Value of Nostalgia show art #169 Dr. Donna Friess: The Surprising Value of Nostalgia

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Show Notes  Today’s show takes us on a journey down that “road less traveled.” Today we will learn about the value of life from the insights of author and professor, Dr. Donna Friess. Donna will talk to us about the value of nostalgia, overcoming childhood tragedy, and her fervent belief, that in spite of anything, happiness is a choice. My colleague Barbara Kimler, a publicist and consultant, recommended that I read Donna’s latest book “Growing Up Venice” and then perhaps interview her on the show. After reading her book I quickly concluded that I must chat with Donna Friess...

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#168 Terry Hershey: Detachment and Emotional Sanity show art #168 Terry Hershey: Detachment and Emotional Sanity

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Show Notes  Today is a fun show because we have back our good friend, Terry Hershey. As many listeners know, Terry is the author of 17 books, acclaimed public speaker, teacher, and, what I like to call, minister of grace and human dignity. Today Terry and I will attempt to tackle a most sensitive question: That is, how can detachment provide emotional sanity in an otherwise insane world? At first glimpse it would seem that to detach from your emotions might lead to a sort of callous and calculated mind, devoid of any compassion or empathy. And in truth, if not managed well, detachment...

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#167 Soheila Adelipour Love: An Antidote to Tragic Loss show art #167 Soheila Adelipour Love: An Antidote to Tragic Loss

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Show Notes   Our guest today brings with her a huge potpourri of emotional tragedy, cosmic learning, and even a surprising taste of laughter. And I say “a surprising taste of laughter” because after Soheila Adelipour tells her story, I guarantee you will be unsure exactly how to respond. The one thing you most certainly will walk away with is a renewed vision of the miraculous power of Love. In 1979, Soheila Adelipour and her family arrived in the United States after escaping the horrors of revolution and persecution in Iran. She and her 5 siblings stuck closely together, worked hard,...

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Today I’m feeling a need to talk about a subject that haunts just about all of us: Fear and Self-Doubt. Successful real estate mogul Sanford Coggins once told us on this podcast that, in his experience, “self-doubt” is the primary roadblock to achieving your dreams in life. Fear is mostly certainly holds its own as the other roadblock.

I think we learn far too early that failure is tragic, embarrassing, and proof that you are “Less Than.” Which is simply untrue. Neil Gaimen in his famous college graduation speech encourage the graduating seniors to “make mistakes, make lots of mistakes, make HUGE mistakes.”

That’s because mistakes are a marvelous tool that can lead you to eventual success. First of all, if you make a mistake, it means YOU TRIED! You were “in the game.” That alone is worthy. And, in addition, there are all the things you learn along the way.

But often, instead of learning helpful tools we learn to be afraid and doubt our ability. Therein lies the tragedy.

 

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