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Exploring the creativity of the human spirit with just five simple questions. Those questions give us a window to explore the journey and life story of people that look like they have it sorted.

Episodes

November 28, 2022

Shortcast: Being The Observer

On the show we are exploring the process of being the observer, and why it is a useful technique for self-discovery and resilience. There are a couple of techniques that I use to connect with the observer.  But why is it useful? 

Observation, we watch people go by, and we watch for traffic when crossing the road, but what about watching our thoughts?

One of the challenges of being human is that we stick to what we know, what we want or what we have experienced. It is hard to let go of ideas both past and present and see the hear and now.  But when we let go of the pictures, we create space for something new.

It is our ego that demands that we hold the picture or stick to what we know. So how do we let go when it is our desire to hold on? 

One answer is to practice being the observer of our thoughts. It is the foundation of mindfulness practice and one of the tools explored in the Book “ The Power of Letting Go”

See my podcast from Wednesday with John Purkiss.

How to be the Observer

The best place to develop the observer is in mediation, but there are other options. I found running was the best place for me. It’s rhythm and movement, but for me, the location is also important. 

What I noticed from being the Observer both in my running and using it during a repetitive task is that when I get to that place my mind is pretty silent I don’t have the chatter the judgements and things have dropped, it is incredibly peaceful.

The point is developing a practice of mind observation provides a tool that can be used in a stressful situation where it can bring clarity and open the door to fresh thinking. 

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November 24, 2022

John Purkiss More Letting Go

If you listen to my show on Sunday you would have heard that this podcast is 5 years old in January. and it’s time for a change. We have a few shows left in the current format that will come out between now and the end of December.

It’s funny when we consider changing or letting go of the familiar there’s an element of fear that turns up and the urge is to step away from that edge.

Of course, we just need to let go and move forward. But that reminded me of the show with John Purkiss  “The power of letting go.”

It was back in 2020 and was one of those inspiring and long conversations, so long that I split the show into two parts you’re about to hear part 1 as a re-upload. It is about overcoming depression mindfulness and how to get the life you want. 

The link to the previous listing and part 2 of that conversation is here.

 

 

Further details about this podcast along with my Guest’s website and social links are all available at:

https://lifepassionandbusiness.com/john-purkiss-more-letting-go/

 

 

Life Passion & Business is dedicated to exploring what it takes to be Extraordinary, to face challenges and rejoice in the opportunities they bring, and expand our vision into new ways of thinking and living.

There is a lot to gain from listening to other people’s stories, however the real work begins by taking action in your own life.

For full details of Events, Resources and Services visit:
www.lifepassionandbusiness.com

 

 

Support For Podcasters:

Running a podcast is fun, but it takes time and dedication. Whenever you enjoy a podcast please share your appreciation with comments, likes, shares and reviews. It helps other listeners find good content and supports the content creators and their guests.

Another way you can support the Life Passion & Business podcast is with small donations: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/lifeandpassion

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November 20, 2022

Shortcast Politics and Stories

Politics and stories where do you sit on the line between left, right, libertarian and authoritarian? I asked his question because I discovered a website called the political compass that lets you find out.

However, our conversation is not about politics but about exploring the stories that shape our politics. We are also exploring where the podcast is going in 2023, and a heads up that there is a birthday just around the corner.

Politics and Stories

The political compass website has been going for 21 years and is used in education to explore political values. It is a simple test; they do not require a sign-in or any data, you do the test, and you get a result. 

 It’s a straightforward test of questions designed to push the buttons and test your boundaries to demonstrate where you sit on the axis of the political spectrum.

What I think is fascinating about the exercises is that they expose our stories.

It lets us explore our values and what we think is important.

The website is called politicalcompass.org, and it’s well worth visiting. Do the test and see what you discover.


 

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Could you remove yourself from your business or life for 6 weeks while you take a road trip with the family? It is about creating s systems for success, it is about being organised and with processes and procedures for what you do so that others could do it for you.

My guest on the programme is a systems man, as a child, he was a natural entrepreneur,  at 10 he was always making stuff and selling it. But then he came from a family where business and selling were just normal. 

Alexis Kingsbury was born in Nottinghamshire in the UK. As the clever child, he was seen as the geek, the one with his hand up in class. The point is he was driven to learn and business was his primary interest. The question was how do you make them grow

After taking business studies at advanced level and went on to Loughborough University to study management science. He was still looking for the answer to that question, how do you grow a business past yourself
It was only after leaving university that he found the answer. He went into management consultancy and got to experience first-hand what the inside of a scaled business looks like.

He was terrified on his first day on the job with a new client and he was able to save them 1000s within 10 minutes.

What he discovered is that scaling a business is about people and systems.

Systems For Success

Our conversation is about his ability to break down a process and create systems. He discovered what came to him with ease was difficult for others. Ultimately he left the consultancy to start up a business with a partner. They created  Airmanual and Spider gap both software services that support businesses to grow and scale.

Over the last 15 years, Alexis has worked with hundreds of business leaders to save them 1,000s of hours of their time each year, help them work more effectively, and unlock their business growth. As a speaker and guest, he has been sharing his findings, and it’s had a huge impact on many businesses

 

 

Further details about this podcast along with my Guest’s website and social links are all available at:

https://www.lifepassionandbusiness.com/alexis-kingsbury-systems-for-success

 

 

Life Passion & Business is dedicated to exploring what it takes to be Extraordinary, to face challenges and rejoice in the opportunities they bring, and expand our vision into new ways of thinking and living.

There is a lot to gain from listening to other people’s stories, however the real work begins by taking action in your own life.

For full details of Events, Resources and Services visit:
www.lifepassionandbusiness.com

 

 

Support For Podcasters:

Running a podcast is fun, but it takes time and dedication. Whenever you enjoy a podcast please share your appreciation with comments, likes, shares and reviews. It helps other listeners find good content and supports the content creators and their guests.

Another way you can support the Life Passion & Business podcast is with small donations: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/lifeandpassion

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I want to talk to you today about the powerful or powerless. Where do you sit on that line do you feel you have the capacity to control and direct your life or do you feel your life is controlled and directed?

In truth, both are illusions but for the sake of our sanity, it is best to think we have some measure of control.  

In this show, I am talking about Agency which is the ability to take action in the face of opposition. It’s funny because I only discovered the word “ Agency” very recently.  Over the last few weeks, I have been reading a lot about the dynamics of change at the societal level.  

I’ve only ever considered that word as it’s used for a noun as in an agency that provides people or a government agency that coordinates and organises something. I’ve probably heard the word before and never really connected its meaning with empowerment.

With all that is happening in the world, it is easy to buckle under the impact of it all.

Now many will brush it off with I have not got time to worry about that stuff.

What they are really saying is, “I am not ready to let it in so I best ignore it.”

If you are curious there is a simple exercise that will help you find how powerful or powerless you are and give you a score and there are some thoughts on what stops us from owning our power.

When we feel that we own our power and have some direction over our life that is when life feels like it is working. 


 

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Focus Coaching: https://lifepassionandbusiness.com/focus-coaching/

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November 10, 2022

Adam Duran : On Purpose

Are you on purpose? Our story today is about finding a purpose and living it because sailing the waves of life without direction or a rudder is an arduous journey.

My guest with me today is Adam Duran. He was the youngest sibling in his family and always felt like an underachiever. That failure pattern was repeated at and on into high school, where trouble became his middle name. He left without graduation, and his life was on the road to nowhere.

As always, with these stories, the universe offers a hand. During his high school years, Adam’s father rediscovered his faith and encouraged the family to attend church.

So at 18 and out of school without graduation and life looking so bleak, somehow church called him. That right, this tearaway lad was called to theological college, and he had a plan, and it was ministry.

It is fair to say that plan that did run straight, but it was an adventure. Adam built a life that his 15-year-old self never thought was possible. While at college, he met a girl, and they had a child. He got a job in law enforcement as she became a drug addict. Yes, it has all of the twists and turns of a good TV drama.

Living Life On Purpose

Our conversation is lively and passionate about how his faith was tested and how he came through the tough times. It is also about living with meaning and purpose and getting what you want. For Adam, it was always about being on purpose and focused. With hindsight, he can understand why his original plan for ministry became a 30-year career in law enforcement career. Because it was where he could be the most effective minister. It was about supporting those whose lives had begun like his but did not have the breaks that he had.

Adam is now retired from law enforcement, and he has moved into his second career as an Author, writer and speaker. He has taken his skills from ministry, law enforcement and fitness and written a book called “Live Life On Purpose.”

 

 

Further details about this podcast along with my Guest’s website and social links are all available at:

https://www.lifepassionandbusiness.com/adam-duran-on-purpose

 

 

Life Passion & Business is dedicated to exploring what it takes to be Extraordinary, to face challenges and rejoice in the opportunities they bring, and expand our vision into new ways of thinking and living.

There is a lot to gain from listening to other people’s stories, however the real work begins by taking action in your own life.

For full details of Events, Resources and Services visit:
www.lifepassionandbusiness.com

 

 

Support For Podcasters:

Running a podcast is fun, but it takes time and dedication. Whenever you enjoy a podcast please share your appreciation with comments, likes, shares and reviews. It helps other listeners find good content and supports the content creators and their guests.

Another way you can support the Life Passion & Business podcast is with small donations: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/lifeandpassion

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November 6, 2022

Shortcast Living Beyond

Are you living beyond? Last week I spoke about how I was limiting myself by dithering over the race this weekend.

I have had a few more thoughts and want to talk to you about living beyond. Because this aspect of limits is a far broader conversation

Limits are everywhere, from society, employers, family and culture. And, of course, reality will give us a quick reminder of our limits far quicker than we can do it for ourselves.

So I encourage you to constantly push the boundaries rather than practice limitations; when we push, it is empowering.

It is about awareness. I know that my life gets smaller when I think smaller and bigger when I think bigger. When we can think outside of physical or mental limits, it is our thinking that moves forward.

With that awareness, we can change how we move forward and start living beyond

Living beyond our limits

In this show, we look at how breathing into a limit makes it a reality and how we might look beyond it and find the resources needed to get through it.

Last week before entering the race, my dithering was that I did not want to prove I am getting older. It was my breathing into being 59 and staring at 60. I left an open question on the podcast: Can I run 10K in under 48 minutes?

Spoiler no, I did not. However, I am ok with that.

In this show, I demonstrate how I used a process to make it possible for me to get through my limiting thoughts around this 10k race. The plan worked, well, sort of. I did not make the 48 minutes. But my race time today was 50 minutes and 1 second. Gutting not to get under 50 minutes.

As I said I am happy with that and it has given me a target to explore in 2023. 


 

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Focus Coaching: https://lifepassionandbusiness.com/focus-coaching/

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We are all seeking freedom in some way or another and many of my guests over time have said that freedom was their biggest driver.  In reality, we have the desire to be free to choose our own path.

For our guest on today’s show, the search for freedom began at a German international school in Hong Kong in the 1980s and continued into her 40s 

Simran Sondhi is one of 3 siblings born in the UK to Indian/ English parents.  Her father was in banking and a career opportunity came up which involved a family relocation to Hong Kong. It was a shift to a new country and a colonial culture, which for a six-year-old was difficult.

It was those formative years that started her on a path of struggle and a search for freedom. Of course, her daily life in HK gave her a privileged background but the path was structured and almost set for her. Growing up in Hong Kong she was always the outsider and keen to leave soon as she could.
There was no question that she would go to university, and it was her opportunity to escape back to London. She attended the London School of Economics and studied International relations and economics with a plan to be a war journalist.

However, the LSE is a shoo-in for the banking industry and they were the only interviews she was getting. So she started a career as an investment banker.  

Although Banking was not what she wanted it was an exciting career and gave her much of the freedom that she was craving.  However, she always felt undervalued and as a woman in banking, it was not an easy journey.

But despite the challenges, she stayed for 12 years until the fallout from the financial crash kicked her out of the industry.

The Search for Freedom

 

Our conversation is about her journey as her career endured many twists and turns with years in different industries from luxury hotels, to holistic nutrition, finally culminating with pharmaceuticals.

The journey took her across continents and a myriad of roles. Transformation became her nemesis; having to start again from scratch multiple times has defined her life journey. She became the renegade, discovered her power and that gave her the life and freedom she was always looking for.

Today Simran Sondhi walks a unique path. After years of experience, she uniquely blends the esoteric with the practical. She supports women, spiritual entrepreneurs and those in transition phases. Be it burn out loss of creativity to stuck in repetitive cycles.

She is an advanced Theta Healing practitioner and teacher. And uses a diverse set of modalities including Access Consciousness and Bars, Reiki, Bodytalk, Mindscape and her own channelings to craft both one-to-one as well as group experiences. 

 

 

Further details about this podcast along with my Guest’s website and social links are all available at:

https://www.lifepassionandbusiness.com/simran-sondhi-search-for-freedom

 

 

Life Passion & Business is dedicated to exploring what it takes to be Extraordinary, to face challenges and rejoice in the opportunities they bring, and expand our vision into new ways of thinking and living.

There is a lot to gain from listening to other people’s stories, however the real work begins by taking action in your own life.

For full details of Events, Resources and Services visit:
www.lifepassionandbusiness.com

 

 

Support For Podcasters:

Running a podcast is fun, but it takes time and dedication. Whenever you enjoy a podcast please share your appreciation with comments, likes, shares and reviews. It helps other listeners find good content and supports the content creators and their guests.

Another way you can support the Life Passion & Business podcast is with small donations: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/lifeandpassion

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October 30, 2022

Shortcast Your Limits

Who sets your limits? I was reminded this weekend that I have been setting limits for myself and there really is no need when reality will do that for without my help.

As you know running is a big part of my life and I recently completed a marathon in Inverness not quite in the time that I wanted but very close.

That was nearly a month back and next weekend the running club is organising a 10k and I have been in several minds if I should enter. In truth, I have nothing to lose, outside of a previous personal best that I recorded at this time last year.

So what am I afraid of? My limits, I have trained very differently this year it has all been about endurance. A 10k is all about speed and don’t know what that means for me.

But Saturday was a training session and I was getting some good lap times. So who says I cannot run this race at speed?

That is the point I was limiting myself. What is amazing is that I spoke on this point of limits almost a year ago. So rather than remake the show, I thought to reprise it for you.

As for my 10k the question is can I run faster than 48 minutes, I will let you next week.

In meantime check out the show and consider where you are putting limits on your life.


 

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Focus Coaching: https://lifepassionandbusiness.com/focus-coaching/

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October 27, 2022

Kevin Long : Saving Lives

Saving lives, we don’t know the impact we have on those people around us with a word or a smile. My guest on the show has worn many hats. There was a time when he was saving lives for real, and today he saves life stories in the books he gets to publish. Many of them say writing a book has saved their life. 

It is all about changing people’s situation or how they see it.

Our journey on the show is with Kevin long. He is a coach, book publisher, and mentor and has been the driving force behind hundreds of Amazon Bestsellers. He knows the power of mentorship because he experienced it young. 

The First Mentor

 As a child, much of Kevin’s upbringing was spent with his grandparents, and it was his grandfather who became his first mentor.

One of his grandads’ sayings was, “ Who am I going to make smile today” it’s a mantra that has stuck with Kevin, and he practices it daily.

Growing up in the 1970s when the phrase “personal development” had yet to be invented. But this wise grandfather gave Kevin the books, “ Think and Grow Rich” and “The Magic of thinking big.” 

The entrepreneur was born, and Kevin started little micro businesses.

Life dealt a blow at 11 when Kevin developed brain cancer that stopped him from attending school. He was lucky and recovered, but unbeknown to his parents, he never returned to education and became a farmhand. 

Grandad said to get a trade, so he became a carpenter. Years later, he became a fireman ( saving lives) and ultimately built a property empire. After a bit of hubris, he lost everything in the financial crash. He returned to carpentry with less than £1 in his bank account.

Our conversation is a fantastic journey. Kevin is a 2x cancer survivor who has been through a family break-up, unexpected deaths and accidents. But Kevin’s faith and confidence in the tools that he learnt so young gave him the resilience to carry him through to the next stage of his life.  

Only 1% of Humanity Writes a Book.

He started the publishing company Babysteps in 2013, helping ordinary people publish books on Amazon. Only 1% of humanity gets a book published, so it is an excellent opportunity to leave a legacy and be part of a very exclusive club.

Today Kevin speaks on stages about authority through books and how everyone has a book inside them. The publishing business has a small team that supports the whole process of book creation, publishing and promotion.

Outside of that, Kevin is a grandfather building a life he loves spending lots of time exploring his other passion, fishing.

 

 

Further details about this podcast along with my Guest’s website and social links are all available at:

https://www.lifepassionandbusiness.com/kevin-long-saving-lives

 

 

Life Passion & Business is dedicated to exploring what it takes to be Extraordinary, to face challenges and rejoice in the opportunities they bring, and expand our vision into new ways of thinking and living.

There is a lot to gain from listening to other people’s stories. However, the real work begins by taking action in your own life.

For full details of Events, Resources and Services visit:
www.lifepassionandbusiness.com

 

 

Support For Podcasters:

Running a podcast is fun, but it takes time and dedication. Whenever you enjoy a podcast please share your appreciation with comments, likes, shares and reviews. It helps other listeners find good content and supports the content creators and their guests.

Another way you can support the Life Passion & Business podcast is with small donations: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/lifeandpassion

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When did you last experience enchantment or wonder?

In this reflection, we explore how we lose the capacity to be enchanted as we age and how the modern world is designed to dampen our capacity for wonder.

We are born with the capacity to be amazed and inspired by our surroundings as we grow up we see less of the world and spend more time inside and separate from nature. We had less opportunity to see the wonder of the world. But now become inspired but the world that is created for us.

When everything is available nothing is precious.

Back in time music was a source of wonder, pre 1900 entertainment was the music hall the theatre and concerts. Hearing live music was normal, hearing amazing music was truly memorable.

In the modern world, much of our ability to be amazed is lost as we age.  I know I compare a lot of my experience with my father’s. I guess because I had so many conversations with him only now am I beginning to understand.

Over the last few years of his life, he had no interest in modern film and life lost colour as he retreated into watching old TV programmes on repeat. 

So what happened, where does our capacity for wonder go?    

I suspect it started with photography, recorded music, radio, H

high fidelity sound,  TV and finally unlimited everything.

 

How do we re-discover enchantment or wonder,

it starts with looking and seeing. Join me on the quick exploration of what we gain from being in awe.    
As I write this after recording the show I can see that the subject is big enough to encompass a book on the subject.

Now there is a thought for the future.  


 

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Focus Coaching: https://lifepassionandbusiness.com/focus-coaching/

Support The Podcast:https://www.buymeacoffee.com/lifeandpassion
Midlife Survey: https://lifepassionandbusiness.com/midlife-challenge/

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How do we get real about money and what does that mean?  Well given the current focus on Money in the global psyche I thought it was a good time to revisit the ideas around money and mindset.

We all have a money story, I have said before I remember my father trying to make the money he was counting go further. It was all the money he had and he kept moving from one envelope to the next looking to see which bills he could pay and the ones he could not. That image of there not being enough money stayed with me for years and it still comes up from time to time.

The show you are about to hear is from 2019 with Laura Powner, she is an accountant turned money mentor and she helps people get their heads straight about their money. Not just in the sense of how to manage and count it but how to receive more.

This show was in the early days of the podcast and it is so interesting to hear my voice which I think has changed a bit in the last 3 years.

Get Real About Money

Laura is a Chartered Accountant and hypnotherapist. While coming from the world of spreadsheets and numbers she is equally at home teaching clients how to build self-worth as a Mind & Money Mentor.

Do You Know Your Value

That is not a money question but it can have a bearing on how you spend and receive money. It is difficult to build your net worth if you do not think you are worth it. How many examples are there of people who get money and lose the lot?

Laura has worked with thousands of businesses over twenty years. She has helped clients launch, grow, turn around and sell their businesses by working on both the number and the mindset of the owner.

Known for her straight-talking approach, lots of humour and no “jargon. In her words, she is a lover of all things woo but balances this with a generous dose of muggle.
Laura could be a bit unnerving if you are used to normal accountants. It was a cracking conversation which went on well past the recording.  

So let’s get real about money.

 

 

Further details about this podcast along with my Guest’s website and social links are all available at:

https://www.lifepassionandbusiness.com/laura-powner-get-real-about-money

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October 16, 2022

Shortcast Explore Your Time

In this we shortcast, I am considering time and how we use it. Plus what that tells us about our values and what is important to us? It is an opportunity to explore your time.

Time is a big deal in the business world. Every so often, a post will come up on social media where someone will point out we all have the same 24 hours every day. And that we can all be the next Richard Branson.

While this is sort of true it is not helpful. Yes, we all have the same amount of time but we all have different values and reasons for how we use that time. 

All time is relative to our experience. We have all been in a long boring meeting which seems like it will never end. On the reverse, we have all experienced time passing super quick, while in a flow state or that short holiday that passed in a flash.

Of course, we all think we are invincible. It is common to take each day for granted and as time passes is a fact of life. We are all on the journey until the end.

It is funny this conversation on today’s show was precipitated by a chance meeting with a friend I had not seen in many years. Two midlifers sharing notes on their life journey and the passage of time.

We had both come to the same conclusion It is how you explore your time that is a key factor in how you experience and enjoy life.

In the show, we introduce the idea of the time diary or plan and what it can tell you about your goal and desires.


 

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Focus Coaching: https://lifepassionandbusiness.com/focus-coaching/

Support The Podcast:https://www.buymeacoffee.com/lifeandpassion
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Explore your calling, are you on a life path that feeds your soul?

My guest on the show believes that everyone has a calling.  

Richard Blank is a native of Philadelphia born to a family with more than the average means and there was a plan. He was on a path to an Ivy League education to study medicine or law.

But even at that age, he knew it was important to be inspired in his chosen career. Neither of these was his calling.  He convinced his parents to let him take a different path. He went to the University of Arizona, earning a bachelor’s degree in communication and Spanish.

For his junior year at the age of 21, he took a semester at a university in Madrid. It was about absorbing the language and the Spanish way of life. While he did enjoy the party scene. He also took the opportunity to travel on trains and stay in youth hostels. He explored the art and culture of Europe. 

On returning to the US he took an internship with a Spanish TV station. And for a while and another job working with an importer of Corona Beer. 

He used his bilingual ability and communication skills to create opportunities for himself and built a career in telemarketer training. 

The Big Break

The life-changing break came when he was 27 years old. He relocated to Costa Rica to train employees for one of the larger call centres in San Jose.

He was hooked on the industry, the country and the culture

In his mid-30s he started his own call centre. It began with one seat in a communal office, and it was a slow and steady journey.

Today he owns a building and directly employs 150 people. Over the last 10-plus years, he has trained over 10,000 bilingual telemarketers. His hobby is collecting vintage pinball machines.  

Explore your calling

What is so interesting about this interview, is that Richard has nothing to sell. He reached out to me because he was inspired by the work that we do. And the stories that we share at life passion and business. It is about our calling and why we are here.

Our conversation is not about telemarketing. It is about Richard’s life and the philosophy that has helped him move to a new country and build a successful business. It gives him the opportunity to give back to his adopted community. 

He believes everyone has a calling. For him, it was to major in Spanish and explore the culture, and look where that got him.  I hope this inspires you to explore your calling. 

 

 

Further details about this podcast along with my Guest’s website and social links are all available at:

https://www.lifepassionandbusiness.com/richard-blank-explore-your-calling

 

 

Life Passion & Business is dedicated to exploring what it takes to be Extraordinary, to face challenges and rejoice in the opportunities they bring, and expand our vision into new ways of thinking and living.

There is a lot to gain from listening to other people’s stories, however, the real work begins by taking action in your own life.

For full details of Events, Resources and Services visit:
www.lifepassionandbusiness.com

 

 

Support For Podcasters:

Running a podcast is fun, but it takes time and dedication. Whenever you enjoy a podcast please share your appreciation with comments, likes, shares and reviews. It helps other listeners find good content and supports the content creators and their guests.

Another way you can support the Life Passion & Business podcast is with small donations: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/lifeandpassion

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October 9, 2022

Shortcast : Goals & Plans

Intentions Goals & Plans, last Sunday I completed a goal, I can call myself a Marathon runner.

For me, it was the day I would join a very small club. It used to be that only 1% of humanity would run a marathon, it is possible nearer 2% these days. But still, a very small slice of humanity run that distance.  It was an intention that I had set for this year it is done. 

I often say I don’t do goals but set intentions and I realise that is not strictly true, it is a trick that I use on myself to get me moving in direction of travel. Because sometimes goals just feel too big.  

In this show, we look at my journey and how we can draw from the process

Completing the race was the goal it was more the celebration of 18 weeks of training. During that time I have run 610km, I have got my heart rate down and achieved a level of fitness like never before.

The race was the culmination of a journey in running that started 7 years ago when I first went back to the gym.

A marathon is more than just a run its 26.2 miles, it is a journey of daily running and learning how the body works under extreme conditions. It is as much about nutrition and mindset as it is about running.

Goals & Plans

My marathon went to plan for the first 17 miles up until the big hill, I was ready for it but what I was not expecting was what happened on the other side.

Pain and raw emotion.

Despite the pain and waves of emotion, I committed to run the last 1k and made it over the line in 4.35 to be greeted by friends and family. It was so good to get it done. 

If there was one success factor that made all the difference, it was that I had a tried and tested plan and I followed it every day for 18 weeks. 

 


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