Tuesday, January 25, 2022

PODCAST MONDAYS: Kate Swoboda Affirms that Courage is a Habit


 Kate Swoboda is author of The Courage Habit: How to Accept Your Fears, Release the Past, and Live Your Courageous Life (New Harbinger Publications). She's also Director of the Courageous Living Coach Certification (TeamCLCC.com) and creator of YourCourageousLife.com, where she teaches people how to change old patterns of self-doubt and create courageous habits (and courageous lives) using the principles of habit-formation.
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Tuesday, January 18, 2022

PODCAST MONDAYS: Bob Goff Helps you decide the tone and color of your life


Bob Goff is the Chief of Fun & Whimsy around here! He's a New York Times Best-Selling Author of Love Does, Everybody Always, and Dream Big as well the founder of Love Does, a nonprofit human rights organization operating in Uganda, India, Iraq, Nepal, Afghanistan and Somalia. 



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Tuesday, January 11, 2022

PODCAST MONDAYS: Danielle LaPorte and the Ability to See Love as the True Bottom Line IN LIFE


In this episode, bestselling author, inspirational speaker, entrepreneur, and blogger, Danielle Laporte shares the thought-provoking and inspirational truths that unfold in our lives when we make Love our bottom line.

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Tuesday, January 4, 2022

PODCAST MONDAYS: Austin Kleon Dismantles the mystery behind creativity


Austin Kleon is the New York Times bestselling author of a trilogy of illustrated books about creativity in the digital age: Steal Like An Artist, Show Your Work!, and Keep Going. He’s also the author of Newspaper Blackout, a collection of poems made by redacting the newspaper with a permanent marker.


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Monday, January 3, 2022

Give Me Joy Day 26: You Know that Thing you have be striving for? How is it going?





A change in mindset -either how people view us or how we view

ourselves -is a process. It takes a ton of energy and support and

repetition to truly cause a significant shift in perspective.


I know it is not easy. I know many times the work you are doing to

create change will seem too difficult. But keep going and be gentle

about the time line. Many times deep inner work takes a while to

bloom on the surface. But the results are long lasting and the depth

of wisdom you will bring to new challenges in your life is priceless.



Joy in Action Moment:

Mark 8:24 -I see men like trees...

Read the healing story in Mark 8 and write about the process of

feeling more joy in your life.



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Sunday, January 2, 2022

Give Me Joy Day 25: You Know Sometimes I Just Need a Little Light to Help Me Shine


 Those who sow with tears will reap with songs of joy.


Psalm 126:5


sometimes discouragement comes out of nowhere

and overwhelms my sense of hope in what you are doing in my life.



I come to you Lord when I am weary


your Spirit

holds me close

your words whispers reminders in my ears

your people offer the hugs I need

to bring me back

to where I need to be.



Help me to never forget

the way you have provided for these times in my life

as if to say

there is no avoiding

this type of discouragement.



You show yourself mighty




even in this:

that you provide a way of escape

out of the discouragement

so that I can stand up under it.



Glory and honor and praise to you God,

my provider of all of my needs







Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but when dreams come true,

there is life and joy."

-Proverbs 13:12



It seems to me that hope and dreams are intertwined. In the most

adverse circumstances that I have faced, I find that if I am able to hold

onto a little goal, a little dream, something that is placed just a bit

outside of the realm of the situation...



I can find a way to will myself forward.

Take one more step.

Not lose hope.



Today reflect on some of those times in your life where

You had no answers

You did not know which way to turn

You had no choice but to endure…

Yet somehow…

You found a little hope.




Joy in Action Moment:



What activity did you use to help you stand up under the weight of

the circumstance that was before you?

What was the thing you focused on?

What helped you to endure?



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Saturday, January 1, 2022

Give Me Joy Day 24: Who do you allow to Influence you?


The LORD has done great things for us, and we are filled with joy.


Psalm 126:3


God surround me with people

who live in state of joy and gratitude

for the lives you have given them.



I know that I will dwell in places that those people around me dwell…



whether it be

joy and gratitude


bitterness and unforgiveness.



Help me to lovingly release people who


to live

in an unforgiving state of mind.



Help me to

look for


cultivate relationships with people

who are joy seekers.




I want a life that in drenched in the joy of your presence.



I know that in Your presence

I am promised






Joy is a state of mind.


The mind holds this tremendous power to navigate the way you

experience your daily life.

Your life is controlled by the thoughts you think.

I do not believe that we can merely wish things into existence.

I do believe that the things that we dwell on can either open or close



our minds and our hearts to further opportunities for more success in



our lives.

I also believe that what others impose upon us can hold a similar





Joy in Action Moment:


Imagine walking into a situation where you are made to feel inferior. It

could a classroom or the workplace or even in your own family. You

know without a doubt that what the circumstance is feeding to your

brain is not true.


And one day you are finally out of that environment.


AND you actually move into a situation with people who recognize

your value.


How do you respond? Does your mind start to second guess the

correct assessment of your value? Why? How do you make the

decision to believe the truth?



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