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Dr. Gary McGrath: Leadership and Emotional Intelligence – TPS443

Dr. Gary McGrath’s mission is to make Good Bosses into Great Leaders with Compassionate Accountability. His company is STATARIUS which is Latin for ‘to stand firm’ where he and his team of Statarians DEVELOP Leadership – they don’t just train leaders.

He served our country as an officer in the United States Army where he commanded 102 soldiers at the age of 25. He is the author of two books, a Certified Speaking Professional with the National Speakers Association, and a meditation instructor. After living in nine states and two foreign countries, Dr. Gary has settled in Raleigh, NC.

Gary shares his journey to learning about emotional intelligence.
The only two characteristics of leadership effectiveness are emotional intelligence and cognitive judgment.
In business, we often don’t understand the importance of emotions and leadership.
Four parts of emotional intelligence are self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, and relationship management.
Emotional intelligence means being able to tell – in the moment – how you are feeling and how someone you’re talking to is feeling.
Without emotional intelligence, you are trying to build your business as a manager, not a leader.
Gary defines leadership.
Typically, men have low self-awareness and high self-management. Women tend to have high self-awareness. Gary explains the brain science behind this phenomenon.
If a man tells a woman, “you’re being too emotional”, he is actually insulting her biology.
Men basically have two emotions – happy and pissed.
85% of performance problems at work are about problems outside of work. Our emotional state at work is impacted by everything in our life.
The only way we can truly show someone we care is by understanding their emotions.
Emotional intelligence is often thought of as a soft skill, but it is not. It’s hard.

Every decision that you make is an emotional one.
Dr. Gary on LinkedIn
Dr. Gary’s Site
Emotional Intelligence 2.0 – by Travis Bradberry and Jean Graves

Money & Emotions – A Novel Approach – TPS442

When most podcasters talk about money and emotions, they talk about how people feel about their money. My approach is quite different in that I look at the emotions you are acting out through your money. In this episode, I talk about how what you feel when dealing with money is never about money – and what it is about.


You can use your money feelings to understand your emotional makeup.
If you are afraid of running out of money, that indicates that you are feeling alone.
If you think you need more money, you are saying that you need more people because money is always attached to people.
Feeling like there’s never enough means that you feel like not enough.
Fear of losing what you have is often the result of abandonment stories.
The idea is to recognize the feeling and express it.
When you hear yourself thinking that you need more money, ask yourself, “What am I feeling?”
How you were brought up – either in poverty or wealth – will affect your money emotions.
If you let yourself deal with the feelings, you aren’t going to have to repeat the dramas.
Learning how to manage cash flow can mollify financial fears.
When you learn how to put off purchases, you can manage your money better.
I talk about learning how to delay gratification.
If you learn how to manage your need for gratification and your dopamine signals that you need more, you can feel better about yourself and your money.
You can use the Covid pause to retrain your emotional responses.
Focus on what you have, not what you don’t have.
This is a good time to learn to recognize and deal with your emotions.

Check out my course Rewire Your Brain for Prosperity & Financial Freedom

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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?


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.

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.

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.

Take Jan’s free assessment to discover your money archetype

Jan’s Site:



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.

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.

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!

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.

Chad’s book: Time Isn’t the Problem

Chad’s site where you can download a free audio of his book-

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

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.

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.


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.

The Course: Simple Meditation for Busy Entrepreneurs

The Holistic Prosperity Facebook Group

Jessica Hehmeyer: Functional Medicine for Weight Problems- TPS435

Dr. Jessica Hehmeyer is a functional medicine practitioner and founder of Well Empowered where she uses data-driven natural medicine to help her clients resolve health problems and maintain health. Her singular focus is helping people sustain the health and vitality needed to bring their gifts fully to this world.

Dr. Hehmeyer holds a Master of Science in Human Nutrition and Functional Medicine, a Doctorate in Chiropractic Medicine, and a BA from UCLA. She is an Institute of Functional Medicine Certified Practitioner as well as a certified Yoga Instructor, Master Level Certified SuperSlow High Intensity Strength Trainer.

Jessica had a serious problem maintaining her weight which led her on the path to learning about alternative protocols.
People aren’t trained to know that there are options to the traditional medical system.
Medical practices are starting to shift and doctors are starting to recommend people to natural medicine practitioners.
Most illness is related to lifestyle choices.
Data driven natural medicine uses a lot of tests to determine a course of action for a patient.
We talk about the necessity of addressing psychological elements that affect people’s eating habits. Jessica helps people recognize their emotional triggers.
There are a lot of challenges to making functional medicine available to large numbers of people.
Jessica shares a lot of her knowledge via webinars and social media.
Meditation can help you find what’s right for you.
When people identify their why, it’s easier to make a decision to heal.
Jessica works mostly with people who have weight issues.

Jessica’s site:

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Visualization: Does it Work and If Not, Why Not? – TPS434

I recently saw a short video on LinkedIn that talked about visualization and it pushed some buttons for me. In this episode, I talk about my long experience with visualizations and what you can expect if you are using them as a technique for getting what you want.


I share how I tried to use visualizations that didn’t work. Understandably.
There are times when visualizations do work.
What you are visualizing has to be in tune with your true path in life.
I have faith that I’ll be led to what I need.
Results with affirmations and visualizations will probably take longer than you want. You can’t control time.
Learning how to wait is a useful skill to develop. I share a technique for doing this.
Being in a hurry doesn’t work. You have to learn to deal with time.
I discuss trying to “manifest” money, which involves other people’s behaviors.
If you have a disappointment habit, your visualizations probably won’t work.
You have to teach yourself how to feel satisfied—and safe.
It’s important to get your feelings in the right place.
Learning to manage money and cash flow is important if you want to create more money.
I trust that whatever I’m going through is what I need to become who I’m becoming.
The act of creating your life stories is probably going to take longer than you think. So you have to learn to wait.

It’s Never about Money podcast episode

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