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Brevity

Brevity

Effiecny is a skill and technique that comes with time and experience. The ability to be clear, concise and to the point is not only appreciated, but one of the most commendered abilities. This episode discusses what it takes to exhibit brevity in each and every activity we do and the neccessary methods it takes to levearge this ability consistently.

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Setting Prioroties

Setting Prioroties

There’s pluses and minuses to everything, but what we choose to focus on and what we choose to sacrifice often makes all the difference in the world. This episode examines how we set priorities and what we’re willing to do in order to achieve our dreams and goals.

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Leveraging Credit Cards for Cash Back & Points

Leveraging Credit Cards for Cash Back & Points

Credit cards can be incredibly lucrative, but can also be extremely dangerous. In order to utilize credit cards properly you have to understand a few basic points. This episode discusses, as part of a week-long series on buying and purchasing habits, how to leverage and what credit cards to use in order to capitalize on earning points, miles and cash back for your purchases.

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Changing, Forming & Solidifying Habits

Changing, Forming & Solidifying Habits

The good, the bad and the ugly are all established as a result of habits we’ve personally created. Many of our greatest strengths, and weakeness, directly result from habits that we have formed. This episode discusses, as part of a week-long series on buying and purchasing habits, how habits are created, how we can change them and how we can solidify them to ensure they […]

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How to Have a Successful Workout

How to Have a Successful Workout

Getting in shape and accomplishing your personal fitness goals are important, but how do you achieve success? This episode discusses how to structure and create your workout out routine to help ensure you’re successful no matter how you define it.

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Learning to Cook as an Adult

Learning to Cook as an Adult

Learning to cook as an adult is a much different experience than what your family taught you growing up. The possibilities are endless and yet too often we take the easy way out choosing to purchase pre-cooked or pre-packaged foods. This episode examines how you can discover a love for cooking with tips for getting started in self exploration with food. 

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Aligning & Collaborating Your Decision Making Process

Aligning & Collaborating Your Decision Making Process

Coming to a decision, and the process we go through, is unique for every individual. When individuals have the same process as we do, it makes it an easier process, and when we have a different process it can make it more challenging. This episode examines what types of decision making process we can have, the pros and cons of each and what we can do […]

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Being a Guest

Being a Guest

Being a guest versus being a host has its obvious advantages, but ensuring you have a positive experience and that you’re invited back with open arms can sometimes be a challenge. This episode discusses what it means to be a guest, the guidelines for ensuring everyone enjoys the experience and how to ensure you’re asked to be a guest again.

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Learning to Relax

Learning to Relax

Our personal passions and focus often times causes us to burn the candle at both ends figuratively speaking. Which is why finding ways to relax and unplug is paramount to being at your best. This episode discusses how relaxation can mean something different things for different people and what you can do to ensure you relax no matter how demanding your responsibilities may be.

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First Impressions

First Impressions

Have you ever heard the saying that first impressions are everything? They may not be everything, or a deal breaker, but they can certainly make hard things more challenging or easier on yourself. This episode discusses in what scenarios first impressions matter most and what you can do to get off on the right foot and sustain the initial good vibrations.

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Being An Influencer — Regardless of Your Status

Being An Influencer — Regardless of Your Status

Despite what the social hierarchy and norms say, each and every one of us has the ability to make an impact despite our perceived leadership ability. This episode examines finding the courage to step forward and be an influencer despite your current level, not losing your focus and going up, or down, to have the impact you want to have.

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Taking The Leap of Faith

Taking The Leap of Faith

  Too often, we let a fear of failure paralyze us to the point of inactivity. Unwilling to take the necessary steps forward and instead completely avoid situations regardless of the benefits we may have. This episode discusses what prevents us from taking those steps forward and what we can do to take the leap of faith and overcome our fears.

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To Be Real – We’ve Got To Be Real

To Be Real – We’ve Got To Be Real

Unfortunately, due to past experiences, many individuals hold back the real or authentic person they truly are or sometimes even try to be someone they are not. This episode examines why we don’t share the real us with the world and what we can do to improve our authenticity.

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In a World of Pure Imagination

In a World of Pure Imagination

A skill and trait that is being phased out and trampled to death by technology is our imagination. While technology is both a blessed and a curse, it hinders our ability to be original and open minded. This episode discusses the trait of imagination and what things we can do on a daily basis to ensure we keep it beyond our childhood.

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You’re Not a Quitter, Are You?

You’re Not a Quitter, Are You?

Socially we’ve become incredibly accepting and understanding of individuals that quit and giving second, third, even fourth chances to welcome them back. This episode examines a few of the beliefs as to why we quit, when it’s ok to quit, when it’s not ok to quit and what we can do to prevent quitting or, in a specific case, prevent a divorce.

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Communication Breakdown: A More Responsive You

Communication Breakdown: A More Responsive You

We have become inundated with information from various sources tugging on our attention hoping to break through the noise. There is such a constant barrage that often times we cannot even take the simple step to respond to correspondences we receive. This episode examines why who choose not to respond and what we can do to be better communicators.

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#Squad: Who’s in Your Crew?

#Squad: Who’s in Your Crew?

As products of our environment, we’re all in control of who we choose to surround ourselves with. While early on in our lives, we may not have much of a choice, the power is in our hands to create a #squad that enables us to be the best that we can possibly be. This episode explores the concept of a #squad and how we can ensure we’re always […]

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The Art of Listening & Why We All Suck at It

The Art of Listening & Why We All Suck at It

  Listening is an art form, yet all of us suck at it. Some people suck less than others, but we all suck at it because we simply don’t care or give a damn. We’re either too consumed with ourselves or don’t want to put in the necessary effort to be a good active listener for each and every interaction we have over the course […]

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Self Awareness

Self Awareness

Self Awareness… Some people have more of it than others, but what are the real driving factors that inhibit or allow for having self awareness? This episode examines examples of driving and common courtesies to help determine your level of self awareness. By going through the self awareness discovery exercise it will allow you to have a better understanding of who you are, what you’re […]

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