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Mike Lane on Hope Bridges {Podcast Episode #81}

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Mike Lane joins me on the podcast today. He is the founder of Hope Bridges and has a passion for helping those in need.

On this episode, we talk about:

  • What led to starting Hope Bridges
  • “I have the ‘why me’ thought every day!”
  • The questions of “How am I going to do this?”
  • Understanding where you need help
  • Going on a mission trip doesn’t always mean doing what we think should be done
  • It’s not so much about doing as it is about being
  • It matters where we do our work
  • Stories like Kia-Muk are what matters
  • Their coffee ministry
  • How you can support their organization

You can find out more on their website, Twitter, and Facebook.

I’d love to hear from you! What are you excited about? I’d love to encourage you!




Sharing Great Books: The Art of Work by Jeff Goins



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As many of you know, I’ve made some big changes in my work over the last year and a half.  I’ve been learning to look at my life and work as art and not just something that I do. It challenged me to make big changes and to start living differently.

I love that Jeff Goins wrote his new book, The Art of Work. Not only do I relate to many of the things written in this book, I have actually had the privilege of watching  Jeff and others live differently and make these changes. Their stories inspire me.

Jeff is a natural storyteller, and wants to help you walk on this journey towards discovering what you were meant to do. He doesn’t just talk about doing it. He’s pulling from his own experience of how he made it happen.

I love to share great books, so I’m excited to give away TWO copies of the book. Leave a comment below telling me why you would like a copy. I’ll pick a winner on Friday, May 8th.

I’d also love it if you’d share with others!

Nick Pavlidis on Confessions of a Terrible Husband {Podcast Episode #80}



Nick Pavlidis joins me on the podcast today. He is a lawyer, writer, entrepreneur, and passionate about being present with his family. He is the author of Confessions of a Terrible Husband, and host of the podcasts Confessions of a Terrible Husband and 5 Minutes with Dad.

On this episode, we talk about:

  • His drive to make money and support his family
  • Realizing he was focusing on the wrong things
  • Meeting a healthy married couple turned everything around for him
  • He and his wife argued about the word home, and he realized he had been wrong
  • “In less than 48 hours of being nice to my wife, she asked me if everything was okay”
  • It’s difficult to make dramatic changes in an existing job
  • “If there was one person like me, there are probably more”
  • He’s a non-expert who wants to help other people with their marriages
  • Talking openly about marriage helps other people
  • Just start doing something!
  • How can I interrupt the cycle
  • He’s more effective, even with less time, because of being intentional and staying focused
  • If you want to get in the entrepreneurial game, get in the game!
  • Every business has something to sell, someone to sell it to, and a way to deliver it to them
  • Start with whatever slice of time you have
  • The Seven week startup will be open for enrollment again in the summer

You can follow him on his website, Twitter, or on Facebook.

What did you take away from today’s episode? Share in the comments below.

Self-Sabotage {Podcast Episode #79}

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Today, we are talking about self-sabotage and how it impacts us. I get vulnerable and talk about my own realizations of self-sabotage and what I am learning about it.

  • How I recognized self-sabotage in my own life
  • What I feel like it is stopping me from
  • My need for control and how it was impacting me
  • The importance of observing yourself
  • How you can move past this
  • What can happen if you no longer allow it to be used as an excuse

I’d love to hear your experience.

Have you recognized when you are self-sabotaging? What would happen if you stopped?



Camilla Kragius on Financial Freedom {Podcast Episode #78}



Camilla Kragius joins me on the podcast today. She is passionate about helping people leave the rat race and get off the hamster wheel. She is full of energy and loves to help people change their life.

On this episode, we talk about:

  • Her love of helping people understand their finances
  • Nobody sees the hamster wheel coming
  • You have to be intentional about making changes
  • Not waiting until you are forced to make a change
  • Savings accounts = financial freedom accounts
  • Her new book, How to Get out of Debt: Living Paycheck to Paycheck
  • You have a much greater chance of pursuing your dreams when you are out of debt
  • It is simple to get out of debt when you have the right tools
  • Get out of Debt Exhaustion syndrome
  • Create a budget that includes fun
  • It’s okay to move the finish line if you if you need to
  • Her coaching packages are affordable and helpful
  • Do you really hate your job or is your job the wrong fit for you?
  • What’s the worst that can happen?
  • Know your WHY
  • Her love for the outdoors
  • Feeling stuck is a feeling, not reality
  • You’re free to do anything you want
  • What do you want to do with your life?
  • You have to work for your dream life
  • Learn from people who are doing what you want to do
  • Our own self-limiting beliefs stop us from doing what we want
  • You have a choice to brighten up someone’s day
  • Be generous with your knowledge
  • When you give of yourself, you make a difference right where you are
  • If your true passion is to help someone, you are generous with your information
  • There’s something you can do today that will make a difference to someone

You can learn more about Camilla on her website. You can also follow her on Twitter and Facebook. Also, you can preorder her new book: 37 Days of Different.

What did you like about this episode? I’d love to hear your thoughts.



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