Self-Improvement

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

In this show, we are exploring freedom, making choices and living the life you want to live, but more importantly, we are looking at the value of caring.  

We all care about those close to us, family and friends, but what about other people? Caring is an underrated value. My guest's formative years were at a unique school where he learned the value and importance of caring. It has shaped his life and work, bringing him everything he ever wanted.

Matt Ward was born the 3rd child to a low-income family with problems. He is the only sibling to finish High school, go to college and avoid prison.

How he avoided the path to jail is down to the universe giving him a break. At the age of 10 (sixth grade), he received a scholarship to the Milton Hershey Boarding School.

Attending this school put Matt on a new path; it taught him values, one of which was caring, and it became the theme of his life.

He left the Hershey School and went to college, he was interested and hotel and restaurant management, but that did not work out for him, as he did not have the interest or patience for cooking.

While volunteering at a youth football club in 1999, an opportunity appeared.  They needed a website for this new internet craze, and Matt got asked to build it. Once other clubs saw the result, they all wanted a website, so he started a web design business. 

The business grew year on year and employed eight people. Matt’s focus was always sales and relationships. He particularly enjoyed speaking at events and meeting people.

By 2018 the business was still growing but not feeding his soul; he was working hard but felt he was going nowhere. He sold it to one of his employees for a seven-figure sum and stepped out into the world of professional speaking.

Our conversation as always is about the journey. It is about self-discovery,  the moving towards freedom and living by the phrase “ Do me ”. 

We talk about friendship and building relationships, it is a place where men often struggle when the context is outside of work.  Matt thrives around the idea of freedom and the joy of living. His purpose is speaking and sharing the concept of caring but also about sharing the school that changed his life.

Since starting on his speaking journey, Matt has written three books,  The host at The Mass Business Podcast, a paid keynote speaker and a word-of-mouth referral consultant.

 

 

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

https://www.lifepassionandbusiness.com/matt-ward-the-value-of-caring

 

 

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

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Are you setting your course, are you taking that first step?  

My guest on the show is an example of someone living a good life by design a man who came from humble beginnings.  

Rocky Lalvani was born in India, when he was two years old, the family emigrated to the US, and while it was a great opportunity, the family had to start at the bottom. 

It was a tough beginning, but they worked hard as immigrant families do, the American dream inspired them, and they built their wealth.

During Rocky’s early life, there were lots of success and money conversations with other ex-pat communities.  While listening to these family chats, he learned the importance of negotiation and how to hustle. 

Starting with his paper route, he discovers how good service leads to good tips. At college, he was buying and selling stuff until he secured a real-estate licence to sell properties.

After finishing high school and going to college, he did a degree in Economics and went out into the world to work.

He did many jobs and eventually built a solid business creating operational and management spreadsheets for small businesses.

Rocky’s challenge was that he found it almost impossible to take the first steps and move his life forward. Our conversation is not about the work he did but the wisdom he developed. We touch on mentors, health, fitness, food and more. All of the steps that help him move forward and build the life he wanted.

Today Rocky calls himself the Chief Profitability Adviser for business owners. He teaches them how to ensure they get paid and that they make pro

 

 

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

https://www.lifepassionandbusiness.com/rocky-lalvani-taking-the-first-step

 

 

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

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Our conversation is a little different this week as this story has no fall, crash or upheaval. However, it is about good communication and the search for meaning and purpose.

My guest is unusual in that he is younger than most. What makes him interesting is he is the third generation of a thriving family business. The transition between father and son was without drama. 

Steve Cook was born in Oklahoma and has never left. 

As a child, Steve mirrored his dad and wanted to be like him. As he went to college, his Dad became a restauranter, and steve followed that interest in his studies.

By the time Steve was leaving college, the family had sold the restaurant and bought into the family horse feed business.

On stepping out into the world of work, Steve considered various careers before entering the family business. There is a lot of potential baggage when it comes to working with family.

Our conversation is about his journey into the business, finding his feet up to the point where he took it over. The company is one of the largest feed suppliers in the USA, which is due to the successful working relationship between Steve and his father.

We take about his challenges and, of course, the usual five questions.

Steve did not say he was passionate about horse feed, but he is passionate about business and what it takes to run it well.

That is how we met as steve is the host of the Better Business Podcast and squeezing the sponge is his view on getting the most out of life.   

 

 

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

https://www.lifepassionandbusiness.com/steve-cook-squeezing-the-sponge

 

 

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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Do you pick your challenges? Are you ready to make a break to get what you want? 

My guest on the show today is one of those people. He tells me he has been lucky and life has treated him well, and it has, but I suspect that is because he was prepared to take the opportunities as they arrived.

Jürgen Strauss was born in Germany as a child; his family emigrated to Australia. In the late 1950s, Australia was a very English culture. As a German-speaking child with a funny name and accent, he experienced a lot of prejudice.

His father was an engineer looking for something practical and went to college and got a degree in chemistry. Staying in education, he used his language skills to find a post-doctoral fellowship at a German university.

It was amazing to be back in his motherland, and the work was challenging and exciting.

After two years, he left to work at the chemical company Agfa. At the time leading manufacturer of chemical film and processing. He was part of the team that developed some unique chemistry for a photographic paper that could develop slide images. It went to market simultaneously as the first digital cameras appeared.

Jurgen could see the writing on the wall. By now, he was married and with a young child. Taking his family's historical lead, I guess they chose to return to Australia.

Our conversation is a beautiful story of progression; we cover values, networking, relationships and being an introvert in business and the power of podcasting.  

 

 

Further details about this podcast, along with my guest's website and social links are all available at:

https://www.lifepassionandbusiness.com/jurgen-strauss-valued-relationships


 

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 have a special admiration for those with a natural talent for music and performance, I had the acting bug in my 20s, and still, I love singing in groups. 

Our guest in the show is a creative powerhouse; she has written and performed numerous one-woman shows and has three musicals to her name. She plays, sings, composes and, has written five books plus she speaks at live events. 

Deborah Johnson's life is about the expression of creativity; that journey began when she was nine.

She was born to a musical family with a sister playing the violin. Deborah was guided to the piano and progressed quickly in her ability to play and sing. 

She was the young little pianist who would do a solo piece at events and fairs. 

Deborah took on her first students when she was 13. After college with an MA, she taught music at all levels, but her passion has always been creation and performance. That has been a story of discipline and dedication to her craft. As she says, “ It is putting in the reps,” she believes in hard work to get a result..

In our conversation, we touch on her process, her fear, and what drives her.

 

Deborah is a solopreneur and is constantly looking for the next creative project. She has been nominated for multiple GRAMMY Awards after more than  20 years in the entertainment industry. She's built numerous self-driven businesses and is an expert on how to constantly reinvent yourself in the gig economy.

Deborah is actively speaking and performing for both live and virtual events and will continue with her creative projects, as she said, “ Until my kids put me in a home.”

 

Join us for this delightful conversation with Deborah Johnson.


 

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

https://www.lifepassionandbusiness.com/deborah-johnson-real-and-authentic

 

 

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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It can be said that life is about the connections, collaborations and relationships that we build. While it is possible to go through life alone, it would be a lonely journey.

My guest in the show at the time of recording was in his 70th year and is still in daily contact with a friend from grade school. They met when they were just four years old.


Our conversation is the celebration of an ongoing journey Paul Baron has 50 years of business experience. That was not the plan; he graduated college with a mathematics degree and became a teacher while studying for a master's. 

 

He also liked to play tennis at a high level. A tennis partner and friend pointed out there were no retail options for professional Tennis or sports goods in their town. It was 1974; everything in retail would be new; they opened the first of 3 pro tennis shops. Paul's path in teaching and mathematics ended, and his business career began.

Over the last 40 years, he has been a product specialist identifying gaps in the US market, working with companies in the UK, Australia, USSR and China to fill those opportunities. He has had success and failures but has always enjoyed the journey.

Paul is your classic gentleman salesman, charming and full of stories. He is a mentor in the local start-up community in Bloomington and sits on the advisory board for business school at the University of North Carolina. He never entirely left teaching behind.
 
There is much to be learnt from our conversation, like the changes that modern technology has brought into the sales journey, which he calls the new rules of selling.

Paul has retired many times but always finds a new reason to get back into a business. The latest significant investment is a vertical printing machine that can print an image directly to a wall or surface. 

 

I hope you enjoy the conversation with Paul Baron 

 

 

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

https://www.lifepassionandbusiness.com/paul-baron-life-long-relationships

 

 

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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Recovery from a financial wipeout is never easy, but there is always the danger of repeating the past patterns.  My guest on the show today is a serial entrepreneur, and has started nine separate companies, she had an amazing journey through these different projects.

Like all of our storytellers on this show, there is much to be discovered in the rebuilding process.


Silja Thor was born in Iceland; after finishing high school, the plan was to go to university and get a job in international development. However, she decided to put uni on hold, take a job as an Air Hostess and travel for a year.

It was 2004 she was 21years old and living in Edinburgh when she started her first business in telecoms, it was very successful. She was young and naive and did not understand VAT, but it all worked out.

By 2006 she had exited the company and returned to Iceland because it was booming; she opened a new business connecting trade services. By 2008  she was employing staff, and everything was going in the right direction.

There was a little bit of sadness with a breakup with a business partner, but she bought him out, and the only way was up.

The Prime minister said, “God bless Iceland.” 


The financial crash in October 2008 took her business, her saving and her home.


Our conversation is a recovery story, but it is about how you recover and rebuild. Silja was in danger of repeating past errors by creating a business that would again consume her.

 

A few years on, now living in the Netherlands and with a new successful business, newly divorced and a single Mum. She noticed that her daughter was always the last one to leave daycare and that she was missing her growing up. That realisation changed her perspective; it changed how she does business and how she runs her life. 


Today Silja Thor is a business mentor, speaker & author who helps clients build successful and profitable businesses without sacrificing personal lives. It is about aligning every part of their business with their zone of genius to set the stage for the growth they want to achieve.  

 
 

 

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

https://www.lifepassionandbusiness.com/silja-thor-when-the-bubble-bursts

 

 

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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Are you living to your full potential or cruising a path well-trodden? What if you had a moment, a close shave. A point where you could live or die. Would it change you? 

Most of us live life as if it will go on forever, and for the majority of us, we get to experience 29500 days, letting them pass without much thought. I did a shortcast about that last year.

However, those life-changing moments bring it all into focus and make us reevaluate where we are.

The wake-up call can arrive at any time. For my guest on this show, it was staring at oncoming headlights and nowhere to go.


That near-fatal experience on the freeway started a chain of events; it was the moment that changed the direction of her life forever. 

 

Paula had started a tech company in the early 90s, building websites, the first e-commerce sites in 1997 and the software for some of the first eBook readers.

 

Paula Telizyn could be the grandmother of the internet.  

 

Despite all of this success, Paula was not happy. As someone with a mild form of ADHD, she was prone to overworking. She was running a full-time business, mothering three children, and the wonderful man she had married was now an out of work alcoholic with a tendency to violence.

The near-death experience was the wake-up call to look at her life and make some changes.

Our conversation is about the journey through a midlife crisis and out the other side. We talk about success, failure and relationships. 

 

 

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

https://www.lifepassionandbusiness.com/paula-telizyn-a-near-death-decision

 

 

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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Are you stuck in a pattern, and does it serve?

Are your routines healthy and supportive or restrictive? 

Only you will know, and maybe they need to be broken to be able to tell the difference. 

In this show, we explore routines and why it is essential to take time out from life to break the patterns and observe the difference. Yes, even the good ones.

Some years ago, I was in a bit of a mess, the head was not in the game, and my coach suggested I take a bit of time out from everything, go somewhere new and do nothing for a few days.  


I did. It was lovely, and wow, it cleared my head, leading to lots of new thinking.

The entrepreneurial gurus tell us to have strong routines as it saves brainpower for the more critical tasks. Habits are good; they provide stability, and it is energy efficient. It is impossible to be 100% on all of the time; it is unhealthy and leads to burnout. 

Living a good life is all about balance ( IMO) and finding what we need to experience the best. Staying with what we know is comfortable, but it may not give us the best experience.

I suggest you break some patterns in the show and see what happens. 

But I am away for the weekend cycling a few mountains, never done that before, I will let you know what I discover. 


 

Life Passion & Business Podcast is about finding answers to life’s big questions through weekly interviews with guest speakers. The Shortcast is my ongoing commitment to staying inquisitive and passionate about life with whatever is alive for me each week. Follow the links below to discover what else is on offer

 

 

The Five Questions eBook: https://lifepassionandbusiness.com/the-five-questions
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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In this show, we hear about a life well-lived; it is about a partnership, friendship, love and loss. But it is also a story of consistency, and he claims insanity as he met and married a woman with five children.

I love this conversation because it is rich with the secrets to living a happy life.

My guest is Charles Read, he is a Vietnam war veteran, and his wife created one of the largest payroll companies in the USA; he also wrote one of the definitive books on payroll.

If you are not into payroll, our talk has nothing to do with numbers or accounts.

Charles graduated high school in 1966 but did not want to go to college. He had a few jobs before joining the Marine Corps, serving four years with a tour in Vietnam.

He returned to the USA and settled in Kansas City, where he met and married the love of his life with her five children.

While he claimed insanity, it was clearly a match well made as they were together for 45 years before she passed.  

 

As he says, “She was the one that made the desert flowers bear fruit.” 

 

In the military, he was IBM trained in Dos and Cobol programming. On leaving the service he could not get work that fitted his skillset, so he went back to college, earned a BBA and MBA, and discovered that he liked accounting going on to become a Certified Public Accountant (CPA )

 

He found work with Texas Instruments as a financial analyst. Charles was in at the beginning of computerised accounting and payroll, and it was the start of the journey. 

 

He left Texas instruments in 1991 to set up a mobile payroll and accounts service from a van. There was an opportunity to provide service too small operations did not have computers, so he brought one with him. That business is still thriving by changing and shifting with technology for over 30 years. 

Our conversation explores the history of his life journey; it is also about his value and what it takes to stay motivated. As I said at the beginning,  my conversation with Charles is rich with the secrets to living a happy life.

The man is fit and very active at 72 years old, has a plan to live to 106, and I think he will make it; he has a lower resting heart rate than mine. What can I say to that..

 

 

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

https://www.lifepassionandbusiness.com/charles-read-choosing-to-be-happy

 

 

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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However we look at life, most of us would agree that a good life is a journey that we share with someone special. A partnership or marriage where we are seen, honoured and loved for who we are. It is a life success goal for most people.

But life goes up and down, relationships and marriages often fail. Thankfully most societies have moved on from the stigma associated with a marriage failure. 

However the truth of that for many people finding “the one” can be a bumpy journey with high lows and lots of pain or disappointment. 

 

This brings me to our conversation today with Tim Kellis and he is on a mission to solve what he calls the marriage problem.

 

 

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

https://www.lifepassionandbusiness.com/tim-kellis-the-marriage-solution

 

 

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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My guest on the show is Doug Crowe, an adventurer, not in the sense of endurance but in his desire and hunger for life experience. He has traveled to 42 countries and done all 7 continents. He learnt to fly planes and enjoys scuba diving, speaking and writing. 

Life is a journey of discovery and we all have a path to find and follow, some of us struggle to find one and others, like Doug are hungry to discover them all.

As a child of the 60’s he wanted to be an astronaut (didn’t we all?). He looked at becoming a commercial pilot, but his eyesight had other plans. So instead, he went to college and got a degree in media and TV and went into the industry.

While earning $3/hr as the lighting director on a TV show he heard a guest interview with Robert Allan about no money investing. He didn’t have the money for the $5K weekend boot camp but could afford to buy the book. It changed his life. He followed the book, took action and made more money in his first deal than he had in his job for the whole year. The secret was always to buy with a profit.

“You don’t make money when you sell you make money when you buy”

He went on to develop a successful real estate business and a training company teaching others to do the same. That lead to one of the first real estate radio shows and lots of speaking gigs. The 2009 financial crash took it all.

“I had 19 foreclosures and went from being a millionaire
to $54 and living in the basement of a foreclosed home.”

Our story is about that rebirth and rediscovery of identity, who we are and why we do what we do.  

“We die naked and broke just as we came in.”

Today Doug is back in the driving seat of his life through publishing, he is an investor, brand specialist, and an accomplished writer.  He and his team support CEOs and business owners to tell their stories by ghostwriting books that sell.

 

 

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

https://www.lifepassionandbusiness.com/doug-crowe-making-a-dent-in-the-universe

 

 

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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Some of us dream about dropping everything and taking off, but what happens when you do and more to the point what is that makes an entrepreneur with a growing business cash it all in, get on a plane with his family and become nomads.

Our show is about the call to adventure.

Sometimes it takes a wake-up call to see life for what it is, “fragile”. We all assume it will go on forever, and the story will play out well. In reality, we cannot make those assumptions; all we can do is live our best life by taking control of the story. 

 

Graham Brown was a star in the telecoms industry, a leader in data research and trends. But it was the death of his father that made him ask the important questions and give it all up for 3 plane tickets and no plans.

As you will hear life in paradise is not all Instagram moments. 


Graham is a gentle soul that has learnt much on his travels, above all, it was the importance of finding your story.

Today Graham has produced over 1500 podcasts, written 4 books, speaks live on podcasts and helps major brands define and tell their story.

Let's join the conversation with Graham Brown.

 


 

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

https://www.lifepassionandbusiness.com/graham-brown-3-plane-tickets-no-plans

 


 

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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What happens when life delivers a message so loud, so clear that you have no choice but to take heed?

It is rare to get a message that clear, and to some extent, you need to be open to hearing it.

My guest on the show is Neil Seligman, A mindfulness coach, author and public speaker. But as you heard in the intro, he had a sudden realization that the career he had chosen was the wrong place for his star to rise.

Getting on in the legal profession is a long road; in Neil's case, it was five years of study and eight years in practice as a Civil Law Barrister. For those not familiar with the British legal system, that means he gets to wear a wig and black gown. Giving it all up to be a Mindfulness Practitioner before that word had any meaning was a big step into the unknown.

As a young man, Neil was academic; it came easy to him. At university, he loved acting, sports and living life. But he was shepherded into the legal profession as it was more lucrative than acting and very similar, (say I, with a smile on my face).

But as I mentioned before, you must be open to change to hear the message and Neil was not a stranger to the alternative sector. He discovered Reiki healing in his teens and went on to become a Reiki master way before he was a barrister. So he was already bridging two worlds when he heard the message and decided to leave.

But changing from what is seen to be a solid career does raise questions. He had to confront all the preconceptions from family and friends, as well as his own thoughts and feelings around money, identity and meaning. 

In our conversation, we explore Neil's journey and the soul searching he went through to find his path. Join me for this conversation with Neil Seligman.

 

 

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

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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.

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Tom Libelt's story expresses the impact that a hard upbringing can have on a young man, how he experienced the realities of a corrupt communist country and the struggle as immigrants coming to America. 

Tom was never going to follow the working path of his parents. His journey to wealth and freedom started with music, but he has owned a coffee shop, a retail store, a record label, created and filmed a documentary, and released two albums with five hits on top ten Polish radio. Today he has a thriving business in online course creation.  

 

As I am on a break from editing, this show is a re-release. It was popular when it came out, and as it highlights the challenges many people face escaping communist rule, it seem pertinent to share it with you again today.

 

 

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

https://www.lifepassionandbusiness.com/tom-libelt-music-business-life

 

 

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.

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