Level YourSelf UP podcast
A podcast where I share my journey, I hope to encourage you to be the best version of yourself. It's not about perfection but progress.
info_outline Covid Kicked me but Jesus won 10/04/2021
Covid Kicked me but Jesus won This whole show is about my time in the hospital and my recovery so far. Being grateful for the Nurses, Doctors, Friends and family that surrounded us. most of all to my 2 daughters for their stepping taking care of things. but mostly to Jesus the Author and finisher of my faith.
info_outline LYSU 84 Reset and Rest 08/23/2021
LYSU 84 Reset and Rest Podcast So this week I talk about resting and reset. I want to encourage you to find a way to rest and reset. That may mean that we need to look at our goals reevaluate them or even re-defined them. Rest and reset can provide a course correction and this is what shipping and airliners do to make sure they are on the correct course and based on the correct data and observation they adjust to course to their destination. Because life tends to get us a bit off course once in a while. I think Rest can look different depending on the person, what you’re going through, so let’s not look at the normal idea of resting as not doing nothing BUT could include that. Thank about what are some ways you can destress or reevaluate where you’re at? and I also think we need to work this in our daily lives, either weekly or daily spend time in "REST" Below are some ideas that might help you rest and reset Suggestions to resting Take a break from Social media Getting away alone Do something fun Get enough sleep Spend time with Family & Friends Read a book Find a way to de-stress
info_outline LYSU 83 Getting Organized 08/17/2021
LYSU 83 Getting Organized Advantages of Personal Organization What are the advantages of organization? Reduces anxiety and stress caused by not having control of things Increases your efficiency, enabling you to do more things in less time Frees up time to accomplish more things Creates healthy organization and filing habits that allow you to search for and find things much faster Generates responsibility Induces self-control and discipline So what stops of from getting organized ? Procrastination, the act of leaving something to be done later when there is no consequence for not performing a task Mental tiredness Physical tiredness Lack of prioritization Lack of definition in tasks Problems with self-discipline Check out more at
info_outline The Compounding Effect 08/09/2021
The Compounding Effect This week I talk about the compounding effect of making the right decision and how we make our life better not by big leaps but by daily choices John 16:33 NIV “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” “A daily routine built on good habits and disciplines separates the most successful among us from everyone else. A routine is exceptionally powerful.” ― Darren Hardy
info_outline Last week 08/02/2021
Last week This week I explain what was going on and what I learned. 10 Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. 11 Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. 12 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. 13 Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand.” Ephesians 6:10-13 (NIV)
info_outline How to Overcome Anything 07/19/2021
How to Overcome Anything 1 Start your day right That means spending time with God Psalm 5:3 "In the morning, Lord, you hear my voice; in the morning I lay my requests before you and wait expectantly." 2 When a problem arises and they will ask what does this makes possible? 3 Be in a state of growing and learning 4 Be determined to overcome to get the victory 5 Be in gratitude find something to be thankful for every day. When you start feeling bad or get the upset think of something to be grateful for. 6 Focus on what is going right or where you are going not on your past and not on your mistakes. Remember your thoughts are important but it is also the actions that we take that are important.
info_outline How To Learn A New Skill FAST 07/11/2021
How To Learn A New Skill FAST This week I talk about how to learn fast, did you ever want to learn something or need to learn something this week here a 5 tips to speed up the process. Have a good reason have a purpose for learning. Participate in the learning don’t just be passive. Don’t just read a book involved with your fingers your ears your eyes build or create something as you learn. You learn more from doing than any other method Teach someone what you’re learning no the material well enough to teach it to others Also learn from the point of you you’re going to have to explain it that you have to teach it will force you to know the material better Learn with a deadline set a deadline three months a month two months a year whatever is practical set a deadline has specific goals a goal without a plan is a wish Believe in yourself ignore the haters the doubters you must believe in yourself ignore what others have said even the teachers of peoples put you down watch your own self talk remember everyone started at the beginning everyone was a beginner and you can do it
info_outline 4 Battlefields 07/05/2021
4 Battlefields This week I talk about the 4 battlefields we all struggle with Some days it is totally obvious but other days it is subtle or not even noticeable. We are in a battle. It may not be one that we can see, but none-the-less, it is real. Emotional battles- dealing with love, pain, disappointment, and hurt feeling. Intellectual battles of the mind - our self talk, feeling loved, fears and most of all over thinking. Physical battles of what to eat, how to eat , pain in our body's, cancer, other healthy issues. Spiritual battlefield. Ultimately this is an eternal life or death battle. Christians find their security in Christ; however, there is a real, day-to-day battle of flesh versus spirit which affects our peace of mind. Half the battle is the awareness OF THE battle. This is not a “one and done” fight. It is an ongoing daily fight. We don’t get to “get it and set it”. Become aware of the impact of the daily voices and the daily choices! You are in a battle but you are not alone– "Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus."-Philippians 4:6-7 "Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you.I do not give you as the world gives.Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid." John 14:27
info_outline 77 Time Managment 06/29/2021
77 Time Managment This week I talk about time management, I have a special Guest My friend Winston Faircloth who drops in to respond a question on how he manages his time. Check out is Podcast and website here Who controls your time? First question is in control? Who is responsible? YOU ARE First realize you have the most control over your life. People will try to persuade us or just to do things but you have a choice. Well we have a choice on what we’re going to do so my tips are to compartmentalize and create a list of things that you need to do so But you can do them as early as possible and check them off the list So remember action creates results
info_outline Tips to improve your outlook 06/14/2021
Tips to improve your outlook I give you tips to improve you outlook. Hey this week I just give you some tips to improve your outlook in your attitude if you’re angry or upset or depressed there’s some tips to help us to see things correctly. Start with what we’re grateful for Our physical posture And the things that we think about. Whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable — if anything is excellent or praiseworthy — think about such things. -Philippians 4:8
info_outline Things you can do to improve 2021 12/22/2020
Things you can do to improve 2021 In this week I share some things you can do you improve your life in 2021. Philippians 4:8 New International Version Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. Sleep Invest in yourself Take responsibility for what you can control Read a book Balanced Life- time to rest,time to sleep, time to play Re-frame your problems Value your health -eat better, exercise You get what you tolerate Setting boundaries
info_outline Vulnerability with Mark Delaney 12/14/2020
Vulnerability with Mark Delaney This week is about becoming Vulnerable and finding healing and life Check out Mark's website and his podcast link are below My Life Platform Podcast with Mark Delaney The My Life Platform Podcast is all about winning at life and leaving a legacy. Hear from purpose and family expert, Mark Delaney, as well as experienced guests as we discuss developing a proper perspective on life, marriage, parenting, and more. This isn’t a podcast about unfounded theories or empty, shallow “make you feel good” talk. It’s about real purpose for your real life. You will leave encouraged and empowered to win at life and leave a legacy. https://mylifeplatform.buzzsprout.com/
info_outline Tending our Gardens 09/10/2020
Tending our Gardens You know a lot of times we forget that our mind is like a garden. We forget to attend and take care of our thoughts were thinking about We forget to weed the garden out of the stuff that tries to come in and at the same time we are afraid to grow new things in our garden. Were are afraid to look at things differently and so sometimes we have to give plants opportunities to grow when they don’t look good so all these are analogies for things that we think about and focus on in our minds to see new insights on how we deal with things to help us change our way of thinking.
info_outline Action Creates Clarity 09/01/2020
Action Creates Clarity This week in the podcast I talk about taking action to produce clarity. Taking small steps will create clarity by either going in the wrong direction if you can realize this is not right. Each step can and will move us to our goals most of life we need to figure things out not everything will work for us as it has for others we need to adapt their steps if we are following someone else's steps and tweak them to fit ours. Most of us forget to enjoy the journey and embrace who we are and find the answers within. sometimes like I share in the podcast we have to step out of our comfort zone to live and thrive. You are made to Thrive. Something New I am doing is sending out a free word of encouragement for the next 30 day you can sign up and
info_outline Going off Track 08/25/2020
Going off Track Do you ever feel like you just are not making progress or you know you are in the wrong place mentally? sometimes we need to reboot so this week I talk about that. also, I am excited to launch a free 30 email of encouraging words that I hope will be a blessing to you.
info_outline Two Mindsets 08/10/2020
Two Mindsets So this week I talk about a growth mindset and A fixed mindset this week I’ve been thinking about how there are two different types of people in this article they really define and bring to life with the right words to help me share my thoughts and my beliefs. Also, I got some knowledge and information from these websites. til next week ....
info_outline Miracle Morning 08/04/2020
Miracle Morning The Miracle Morning This week I discuss my thought of this book and how it can help our lives. Hal Elrod coined the acronym “SAVERS” to help us remember each aspect of the ideal morning routine. Do a few of these already? Silence/Meditation Affirmation Visualizations Exercise Reading Scribing My suggestion for you would be to try to wake up 30 minutes earlier and do all of the SAVERS for 5 minutes each. As you become more comfortable waking up earlier and you begin to want to spend more time in your miracle morning, Customize it to fit you and your taste. Right now I am spending Silence – 5 min Affirmations – 5 min Visualization – 5 min Exercise – 20-min Reading – 20-min Writing – 5 min
info_outline 066 Action Trumps Words 07/28/2020
066 Action Trumps Words This week on the podcast I talked about how actions are important. But our words bring life but the action we take is what molds the words into life. Words without action will not create results if you want results anything you do you have to take. If we’re not careful in taking action then we can start having wishful thinking. Wishful thinking is that just that it’s a wish. But when we want and desire, have a passion for things, then we create plans whether we realize it or not to bring them to life. whether it is planting a garden, building a birdhouse, whether it is cleaning your house how about buying a new car all of those things have plans and actionable items. Often times we fail for lack of plans but sometimes we fail for lack of action or taking the wrong action. I believe we should take action on what brings us peace and joy for the level where we are at, maybe some of us are not ready for the same level of action others are taking. But that does not mean that we should not take any action so let us level up and take action and take pride in our words.
info_outline Keep Growing 07/20/2020
Keep Growing So this week I talk about what’s been going in My life since May in the last episode of published there’s been lots going on and my renewed focus on health and a little bit of why some of the future of this podcast and how we can grow together as a community
info_outline LYSU-Jeff Overpeck 04/28/2020
LYSU-Jeff Overpeck This week on level yourself up. I talk about my friend Jeff overpack some things that I've seen him practice I can't say that I've been taught this by him but it's things that he's definitely lived in his life and so reinforced. You know I think some of the times that we don't value our friends until they're gone. He truly was a gift. In my life, and a friend. So join me this week, as I just share three things that stood out to me as who he is, as a person. There's plenty of more that he demonstrated in his life, that I wouldn't even have time to put in this podcast. I did. Attach a link to the sermon, he had prepared since he was an elder at a church. And he had someone else preach it for him.
info_outline Learning from set backs 04/13/2020
Learning from set backs On the podcast this week, I shared with you three ways that you can adjust or Grow from setbacks. I share with you three things you can do if we're having setbacks. And most of us are having setbacks in our life with coronavirus. You know there is a lot of people out of work, things we don't understand or are afraid of. But now is not the time to slumber now's not a time to be afraid. Now is the time to maybe look at things a little bit differently. So here are three ways that we can do to grow from having setbacks, 1 Ask yourself what have you learned from this situation and just write make out a list and write some things down things you've learned from your setbacks. 2 You can ask Do you need a course correction, maybe you've set some goals, maybe you haven't. And maybe you want to create new goals. So now is the time to ask Do I need a course correction on what I'm trying to achieve in this world. 3 You can look through the things that you wrote down about what you have learned and maybe the things you need to do for course correction. See if you have any fear around that. And if you have fear around those goals, or around those actions you need to take, then you need to put that fear under your feet and kill it.
info_outline Strongholds 03/31/2020
Strongholds Hey, you might have noticed this podcast did not get sent out on a Monday mornings like it normally does. And that's because I was not happy with the recording that I had so I decided today rather than release it, I was okay with it being a little late. And so I came home and after spending some time with my family getting some stuff done around the house. I recorded this podcast. I just want to share with you that you are loved with a great love that there are mercy and grace. At the foot of the cross. And I just want to remind you that when all that is going on and you feel lost and broken. We can look at what's happening. Take some perspective, some inner reflection that maybe this time is just a time of reflection that we need to reset ourselves and to get our eyes to our first love. Then we can look at what's needed. You know, do we need physically needing a thing do we spiritually need something. Does our family or our loved ones need something? What is the need at hand? Not a want, but what's the real need, then we can start praying for how to get those items, then we need to look at what's next what's on the horizon, what do we need to prepare for and also talk a little bit about strongholds. If you wonder what a stronghold is in your life, you can just ask what negative thing has a strong hold in your life? Then I share with you, Romans 8:17 and in Ephesian 3:37. That the spiritual forces of darkness are always on the clock and committed to cause and make our lives miserable. So grab the breastplate of righteousness and that glorious shield of faith in that all-powerful sword of the Spirit and that mighty helmet of salvation. All the while stand there with your feet fitted for the gospel of peace and stand your ground, let's not have any more negative strongholds on your watch. God bless.
info_outline March Reset 03/23/2020
March Reset This week on level yourself up. Episode 59, we discuss the reset in March, or what I want to call the march reset. So with that, we're talking about how we need to trust God, to get us through these times that we need to seek His kingdom first and everything that he's doing for us that he will provide. I shared Matthew chapter six verses 26 through 34. So let us just pray for Israel for the world. And for the United States for the country that we live in, that God would heal our lands that we would repent first. And God would heal our lands that we would seek his face. I do believe this shaking is to warn the church, and the world that we need to prepare. I don't believe it is the end of the world. Matthew 6:24-34 25“Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? 26Look at the birds of the air; they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? 27And can any of you by worrying add a single hour to your span of life? 28And why do you worry about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they neither toil nor spin, 29yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not clothed like one of these. 30But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which is alive today and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will he not much more clothe you—you of little faith? 31Therefore do not worry, saying, ‘What will we eat?’ or ‘What will we drink?’ or ‘What will we wear?’ 32For it is the Gentiles who strive for all these things; and indeed your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. 33But strive first for the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. 34“So do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring worries of its own. Today’s trouble is enough for today. I also discuss a little about the book I am reading The Ruthless Elimination of Hurry: How to Stay Emotionally Healthy and Spiritually Alive in the Chaos of the Modern World.
info_outline Overcoming what holds you back 03/16/2020
Overcoming what holds you back This week on episode 58 of level yourself up. I talked about watching the movie The Hobbit, and how things spoke to me, that we should be doing in our business & life. That we should be moved by love and peace, not by fear, we should be looking for opportunities to move in love and peace and find opportunities in these dark times. I also share phone app called otter that allows you to record your notes on your phone, and then email them to you or text them to other people. Quote Saruman believes it is only great power that can hold evil in check, but that is not what I have found. I found it is the small everyday deeds of ordinary folk that keep the darkness at bay. Small acts of kindness and love. Why Bilbo Baggins? I don't know. Perhaps because I am afraid, and he gives me courage.
info_outline Getting Organized 03/09/2020
Getting Organized So this week on episode 57 I talk about organization How we need to organize our thoughts, our house, our possessions, also share a little bit about how I’m thinking about changing up this podcast. I share a little bit about how I may change the podcast up a little by creating segments about tech business and integrate some about health, business, and life. Also in this podcast, I talk about the power of talking to yourself and asking questions.
info_outline Adjusting Expectations 03/02/2020
Adjusting Expectations So this week in review of the last few weeks I've been pondering about how I set myself up for failure through expectations of myself, that I impose on other people so I share with you some of my thoughts about expectations and how we need to give grace and mercy to ourselves. Stop Anxiety by Adjusting Expectations Old expectations trigger your cortisol, but you can adjust them. is caused by our own expectations more than we realize. For example, a pothole in the road causes huge anxiety if you drive right into it, but if you see it in advance it’s manageable. So anxiety is caused by the expectation of a flat road when that fails to fit the facts. Of course, expecting potholes all the time would not relive anxiety either. Realistic expectations are the key to a smooth ride. But how can our expectations be realistic when the world is unpredictable? “When you stop expecting people to be perfect, you can like them for who they are.” ― Donald Miller, “We were promised sufferings. They were part of the program. We were even told, 'Blessed are they that mourn,' and I accept it. I've got nothing that I hadn't bargained for. Of course it is different when the thing happens to oneself, not to others, and in reality, not imagination.” ― C.S. Lewis, ESV And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose. ESV For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast.