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One Foot In Heaven – The miraculous true story of Sheila Preston Fitzgerald

Author of One Foot in Heaven, Sheila Preston Fitzgerald joins us for this inspiring conversation. In this podcast, Sheila talks about the fateful night when a tragic motorcycle accident changed the course of her life forever. What began as a near death experience, and grueling medical journey, turned into a hope-filled story of grit, determination and soul searching. Listeners will fall in love with Sheila’s attitude and are left wanting to know more about the miraculous events that brought her face to face with God. At a time when we all need a little inspiration, Sheila’s jaw dropping story is balm to the soul.

When she’s not speaking about her journey or writing; Sheila enjoys life to the fullest with her “tribe” of friends and family. Sheila resides in the beautiful, rolling hills just south of Nashville, Tennessee. She can be found at: www.OneFootInHeavenOnline.com and her book is available on Amazon.

Make New Choices in the New Year – TPS441

The new year is soon to be upon us. In this episode, I ask you to decide what choices you want to make in the new year as to who you want to be and what you want to be doing. What changes do you want to make?

Highlights

We have no idea what our lives or our world are going to look like in the coming year.
There’s going to be a new normal, but we have no idea what normal is going to look like.
Covid has given us the opportunity of reevaluating everything in our life. Do we really want to go back to what was, or do we want to create something new that is more satisfying?
It’s hard to set goals when you have no idea what the future is going to look like. I suggest that instead of setting doing goals that you set feeling goals.
The one thing that you have control over and the power to change is your internal environment.
What we are all going through, provides us with the opportunity to ask who we want to be and what we want to change. Change is happening whether you wanted to or not.
What is it that you can do to create some certainty for yourself?
It is impossible to create specific goals when you have no idea what the external environment is going to be.
I’m going to ask you – if you’re willing – to examine your internal environment and decide what choices for change you want to make in the new year.
This is the time for choice. You are where you are because of the choices you have made and now you can make different choices that will allow you to move in a different direction.
Every choice that you make has an emotional component.
We have been given the opportunity, at this juncture in time, to examine our lives and make new choices.
What will it take for you to be the best version of yourself today?
If we all make changes together, it will affect the entire world.

Links
Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less

Emotional Intelligence 2.0

Jan Janzen: The Inner Approach to Selling – TPS440

Jan Janzen has been a serial entrepreneur for 40 years. She bought a franchise at just 19 years of age and since then has worked in a wide variety of industries from being president of a network marketing company to having three businesses

in the automotive field to having a 6-figures healing practice. Jan’s focus is helping women entrepreneurs fall in love with the sales process so they can earn the money they need in their businesses so they can take care of themselves and make the difference they are here to make in the world.
Highlights

Jan shares her unusual background in sales as a Jehovah’s Witness where she learned how to accept rejection.
Leaders often feel l like outsiders, which can be an asset. They also have to be their own person.
We talk about how Jan presents the idea of sales to people who might be repulsed by the idea of selling.
Jan explains why she doesn’t use high-testosterone words like prospect, close, or filling the pipeline.
Women are usually really good at sales and outsell men by 11%, even though they break many of the rules.
Women entrepreneurs outsell men, but they earn less because they often under-price their services.
Jan talks about money mindset and the assessment she uses to measure where a person is vis-à-vis money. She explains the idea of money archetypes.
A person’s genetic coding can also affect financial behaviors.
Changing your money mindset requires more than learning financial skills. The inner work has to be done.
I asked Jan how she helps people overcome their money mindset blocks.
Women often don’t see the value that they bring. Jan explains how she teaches women to overcome this.
Jan talks about dealing with the objection, “I can’t afford it” and how to discover if a potential client is a good fit for you.
People often rush through a sales conversation because they don’t like doing it.
There are various techniques that Jan uses to help people gain the confidence needed in order to sell.
Your internal habits and self-concept can affect your ability to sell. We talk about the elements that can come into play.
Our tribal programming can keep us from reaching our next income level.

Links
Take Jan’s free assessment to discover your money archetype www.8MoneyArchetypes.com

Jan’s Site: www.selllikeaqueen.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/janjanzen100

LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/janjanzen

My Brother…My Hero – How one man’s life as a quadriplegic inspired others

In this podcast, Sheila Preston Fitzgerald finds the courage to discuss the very recent passing of her beloved brother who became a quadriplegic in a diving accident at the young age of 19. Jake Preston was a gentle giant who suffered unimaginable obstacles, only to move past his own pain and develop a life that touched and healed others.

After more than three decades as a quadriplegic, Jake passed at the age of 49. Despite all the odds against him, Jake lived a very full life. He married the love of his life, completed his doctoral education, became a sought after professor, enjoyed hunting, and sharpened his heart and mind into his greatest tools. Jake’s life and legacy is one of gentleness and faith in a God who orchestrated everything!

How to Become an Agent for Peace – TPS439

In this episode, I talk about the feelings stimulated by the election in the US. Lots of people are angry, which can cause all sorts of physical problems. We all have a choice as to how we want to feel and who we want to be.
Highlights

If you are angry about the election, you have probably been angry all of your life – both individually and as a group.
Ongoing anger will negatively affect your health.
Heart attacks are often related to adrenaline responses.
Many people are motivated by anger – which is not healthy.
Do you want to be on the side of tension or release?
Constant tension leads to physical problems.
Who do you want to be and how do want your health to be?
It’s a whole lot more comfortable to be on the peaceful side of life.
Choosing to be a peaceful person will make your life more comfortable.
Let’s connect through the light, not the darkness.
You have a choice as to how you want to live your life and how you want to feel. You are not the victim of circumstances.

Links
Episode about Empathetic Detachment

Chad E. Cooper: Your Choices Define Who You Are – TPS438

Chad E Cooper, Author of Time Isn’t the Problem: Four Strategies to Transform Stress Into Success, leads his life by example. He retired at 35 and has since been a successful coach working with CEO’s, professional athletes, and  people in everyday walks of life.

He inspires others to grab their dreams and execute them with passion. Chad teaches people to move out of a life of fear, boredom, frustration, and exhaustion and live a life where dreams become a Legendary Lifestyle and where time can serve them!
Highlights

Chad tells us how his childhood experience stimulated his ambitions. He was one of 10 children.
Lessons learned in the service and in business helped him see that we have choices. Do we want to be a victim or victor?
I don’t need your approval to recognize my self-worth.
Discipline is important but so is the strength of your purpose. We talk about how to find your purpose.
You have to have the courage to let go of what works for you and upgrade your identity.
Do you know how you want to feel?
We undervalue understanding our/mankind’s history.
Are you comfortable being uncomfortable?
During the covid experience we have choices as to how we are going to deal with it.
Chad tells us to examine our emotions in order to find your purpose.
Social media is harmful for our mental health.
Somewhere Chad learned the difference between an explanation and an excuse.
Most people don’t know how to access the subtle difference in emotions.
If you can recognize that you are part of the problem, you can find solutions.
Chad’s book is a collection of things you aren’t taught in school but are necessary for success.
Coronavirus taught us how to be ok with silence.

Links
Chad’s book: Time Isn’t the Problem

Chad’s site where you can download a free audio of his book- www.ChadECooper.com

Blurred Lines – Words of hope from Black Lives Matter advocate AND police officer, Alisha Zellner

As a police officer and black woman, Corporal Alisha Zellner speaks candidly about what it feels like to live in two worlds. During a time in our history when outspoken advocates for change are rising up and taking to the streets, Alisha took her emotions about racial tension and demand for change to the streets…literally.

Logging 564 miles on her bike, Alisha initially set out on her own but quickly gained a group of followers who wanted to make a statement in a way that promoted mental AND physical health. Alisha chronicled her journey, while challenging followers to think beyond themselves and look back at what history has taught us.

This podcast is incredibly inspiring, due in large part, to Alisha’s positive outlook. Her message of love and acceptance is one everyone needs to hear! Alisha’s story has been picked up by magazines and radio stations across the nation. She is pursuing her Masters in Social Work, loves biking on the Colorado trails and is using her platform to create positive and lasting change. She can be found at: https://instabio.cc/Bike4BlackLives

Paul O’Brien – Using Synchronicity to Build Your Business – TPS437

Paul O’Brien is an entrepreneurial success story. He invented the category of divination software and created the world’s largest astrology and divination e-commerce business. He is also a philosopher, sought-after advisor, interview subject, and speaker, as well as the author of the award-winning book Intuitive Intelligence,

and the Visionary I Ching app for smartphones. His latest release is the Visionary I Ching card deck. As Executive Director of the Divination Foundation for over 30 years, Paul has hosted Pathways radio in Portland, Oregon, an interview program focused on personal and cultural transformation (now podcast at Divination.com).
Highlights

Synchronicity is all about perfect timing – being at the right place at the right time. Paul explains and relates it to intuition.
The mastery is being able to make synchronicity happen using tools such as the I Ching.
Become aware of when synchronicity happens.
Paul tells a wonderful story about how synchronicity played a part in his starting his successful business.
Paul believes that everything happens for a reason.
Fear interferes with synchronicity.
It’s important to be led by your heart.
When money isn’t the focus, you have more opportunities to learn about yourself.
Paul tells more stories about how synchronicity played a part in finding a perfect house and getting the perfect domains.
The I Ching doesn’t care what you want to hear.
The advantage of using the I Ching is that allows you to feel more connected to all that is.
We talk about the hexagram Youthful Folly.
The I Ching will give you one of three pieces of advice – advance, retreat, or chill out.
Paul has used the I Ching whenever he has had a major decision to make.

Links
Paul’s website
The Visionary I Ching mobile app
Paul O’Brien’s book: Intuitive Intelligence: Make Life-Changing Decisions with Perfect Timing
Paul O’Brien’s Facebook Page

 

How to Feel Safe in an Unsafe World – TPS436

Humans have an ingrained need to feel safe, which is difficult in the current environment. In this episode, I offer suggestions to help you create a habit of feeling safe.

Highlights

It’s pretty hard to feel safe when your world seems to be falling apart.
Feeling safe is a matter of brain training.
Safe is a feeling, not a situation.
When I became aware of not feeling safe in certain situations I decided to teach myself to feel safe.
First, have you ever felt safe?
Sit still and do nothing and notice the busyness in your mind and make a decision that you will teach yourself to feel safe.
Entrepreneurship often feels unsafe.
Our brains are wired to always be looking for danger.
It helps to assess the situation and re-perceive the situation.
Out in nature is a good place to practice feeling safe.
After you assess a situation, take a deep breath and determine what action you need to take, if any.
I did a blog post about the value of imagining a positive future. Read it here.
We will go through a difficult time as we transition out of COVID-19 into the future.
Look inside your body and notice when you feel contracted.
If you are worried about money, I offer some suggestions for getting beyond that.
You can’t make good decisions when you are worried.
No one else can help you feel safe. It’s a habit you have to develop.

Links
The Course: Simple Meditation for Busy Entrepreneurs

The Holistic Prosperity Facebook Group

Say It…but Say It With Kindness

In this latest podcast, we feature a local author whose touching work is gaining momentum and making a significant difference in others. As an educator, marathon runner and author, Tony Garcia not only shares his work but highlights the importance of words in a world that desperately needs hope right now.

Beginning with journal entries chronicling his first Boston Marathon run; Tony has evolved into a sought after writer, with a large following. His gift?.. an ability to turn words into powerful messages about difficult-to-express emotions, how we treat others and how we can honor ourselves. At times allowing an outlet for his own pain, Tony’s writings have inspired, challenged and validated many who are looking for a way to make sense of their world.

Tony has written three books, available on Amazon:
Wanna Know a Truth? A Simple Man’s Search for the Truths in His Life
Whispers From My Heart
Secrets, Truths & Whispers: Lessons from a Good, Hard Life
He can be found at:
https://bublish.com/author/tonygarcia
http://www.facebook.com/CoachGForce

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