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CWD-74 Internal vs External Factors

CWD-74 Internal vs External Factors

October 7, 2020

The external factors in our lives are relatively inconsequential. It’s our character and virtues that determine our happiness. Those are internal. Let’s explore this today over a cup of your favorite beverage.

CWD-73 Why?

CWD-73 Why?

September 16, 2020

One of the first things I did when I was young, (and BTW - my kids do this too) is respond to my parents after they would tell me something with - “why?”  Invariably it would lead to a chain of “why” responses until the temptation out of exasperation is to reply with - “because i said so.” Well, that didn’t always end the conversation but it does help you think about things. So today, I invite you to step back with me and take a look at what you do every day from a child’s perspective.

CWD-72 Friendship

CWD-72 Friendship

August 24, 2020

Today we’re going to discuss a few different types of friendship. Why is this important? Because it helps up understand the relationships we have with each other. And even more important how it can inspire us to improve our role in these relationships. Pour a cup and let’s savor this one together.

CWD-71 Interdependence

CWD-71 Interdependence

August 3, 2020

There’s a book I would highly recommend that you read if you can. It’s a book by Steven Covey and one of the topics he covers is the subject of today’s podcast. It is the idea of interdependence - as contrasted with dependence and independence. There is one of these three that is the better way. Let’s grab a cup o’ joe and unpack this one.  Thanks for listening.

CWD-70 The Main Thing

CWD-70 The Main Thing

July 27, 2020

Never lose sight of the main thing. You might be surprised at just how easy this can be, especially when we think we might be focusing on what looks like the main thing. In today’s episode we’re going to use the illustration of rock climbing to better explain this means. I’ll take mine black today as we get super focused! Thanks for listening.

CWD-69 Path Dependency

CWD-69 Path Dependency

July 13, 2020

“The best way” and “the way it’s always been done” are often not the same.  In this episode I’m inviting you think about the possibility of doing things in a different way and for a few very good reasons. Maybe have a cup of iced coffee today or sip from a different mug as we explore this idea together. Thank you for listening! 

CWD-68 Regret

CWD-68 Regret

July 1, 2020

In this episode I hope to challenge you into a slightly different way of thinking about regret. Regret is something we will do just about anything to avoid. But the funny thing is, nearly all of us end up with regrets. So what if we looked at regret in a different way… a very construction way? Do not live a life without regrets. Let’s grab a cup of coffee and talk about this today. Thank you for listening!

CWD-67 Happiness is Temporary

CWD-67 Happiness is Temporary

June 1, 2020

Here’s a bit of a ‘no-brainer’ - happiness is a by-product of little successes in life. But let your brain chew on this: how do you feel in between the successes?  Is happiness the end-all be-all we’re led to believe it is? Not on your life. There’s something much better.  Let’s take a sip and settle into this one today.

CWD-66 We Are Always Preparing

CWD-66 We Are Always Preparing

May 27, 2020

Sometimes the simplest concepts are the hardest for us to accept. Here are two: bad things are going to happen and preparation keeps us from overreacting. Let’s unfold the meanings behind these concepts that hopefully will help it stick in your mind. It’s coffee time!

CWD-65 Mind Like Water

CWD-65 Mind Like Water

April 22, 2020

Of all the podcasts I’ve had the honor of doing this one may be the one that was born for the moment in which we live. The year 2020 will be remembered for the world-wide shutdown caused by COVID-19, a novel flu virus. All around us the world reacts and mostly over-reacts. Yet we can take a simple lesson from a pebble dropped in a still pond of water that WILL have a powerful impact on you today. We may need two cups of coffee as we think about this one.

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