10 Podcasts That Can Help You Achieve The New You

Learning from the Experts Series

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Christmas dinner is finished and the gifts are all unwrapped. While you are chilling, and reflecting on what a crazy last few days it’s been. And while you look forward to starting your New Year, fulfilling your resolutions and all that. Consider these podcasts that may assist with creating, implementing, and fulfilling your goals and dreams going forward.

Whatever your resolutions.  Whatever your goals, dreams or bucket list.  The below list of podcasts is a great starting point to help you pivot in the direction you so earnestly seek.

One of my goals is to start a podcast.  While I prepare my first 3 episodes, I listen to the below experts.  I hope you find them as inspiring as I have.  You will receive a lot of useful information from them.  And, you will be tempted to just start anywhere.  But you have to start from the beginning.  Episode 1. Otherwise you will lose the value of the entire series.

More importantly, you will miss the essence, the very heart and soul of these podcast hosts.



  1. The Charged Life by Brendon Burchard.  Author of New York bestseller The Motivation Manifesto among others, coach and what you could call a younger version of Tony Robbins but so much more.  This guy has almost 4 million likes on his Facebook page!
  2. The Portfolio Life by Jeff Goins.  Author of the Art of Work and You are a Writer. Jeff’s podcast demonstrates how to intertwine various skills and passions into a cohesive profession.  He also teaches writing online.
  3. Achieve Your Goals by Hal Elrod.  Founder of the Miracle Morning principle. Author of The Miracle Morning book series.  Hal is witty and uses the interview format.  He has overcome extreme odds. His courage is undeniable.
  4. This is Your Life by Michael Hyatt.  This one contain my favorite Intro   music.  Former Thomas Nelson Publisher CEO and NYT best selling author of Platform: Get Noticed in a Noisy World.  Another great source for help in writing and getting published.


What I’m Reading — The Motivation Manifesto by Brendon Burchard

& Is Fear Your Anchor

Reading by JRosemrie

I’m reading a lot more lately. Multiple books at a time.  If I really like the book, I will download the audio version, if available.

So I try not to complain too much about the subway delays because that’s an advantage to an avid reader like myself.  As you can imagine, I’m getting a lot of reading time lately.

The Motivation Manifesto – 9 Declaration to Claim Your Personal Power takes you through what seems like a sermon, a declaration, if you will.  Sometimes I feel like I’m reading the scriptures. Other times I feel like I’m listening to Abraham Lincoln reading the Declaration of Independence.

Regardless, by reading this book I’m able to visualize my possibilities.  But enough about the book. Read it if you want.

My current hunger for knowledge came when I realized a few months ago that life was happening to me.  I didn’t seem to have any control over decisions that affected me.  Not at home. Not in my personal space. And definitely not at work.

What is someone lacking the option only available to the well educated to do?  Do I just cower away, keep my head down and hope nobody notices me?

A big HELL NO! to that.

I began to do what I love. I began to read.

Secrets of the Millionaire Mind by T. Harv Eker;  The Millionaire Messenger by Brendon Burchard; The Miracle Morning by Hal Elrod; The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey; Working Out Loud by John Stepper; The Passion Test by Janet & Chris Atwood;  How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie; 48 Days to the Work You Love by Dan Miller; Quitter by Jon Acuff.  I could keep going, but I hope you get the point. (more…)

8 Stress busting activities that can help calm your nerves

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Battery Park, NY. Looking at New Jersey. Photo by Damien Ellison on iPhone 6+


“Stress symptoms may be affecting your health, even though you might not realize it. You may think illness is to blame for that nagging headache, your frequent insomnia or your decreased productivity at work. But stress may actually be the culprit.”  Stress Symptoms: Effects on your body and behavior. Mayo Clinic.
For many, stress is a normal part of life.  However, mothers and especially single mothers may experience unusual stress levels, due in part to the enormous responsibility of caring for young, innocent lives, solo.  Whether you are a single mother or not, there are many things you can do to reduce stress and possibly eliminate the symptoms from your daily life.  Below are some of the activities I have used to help manage stress in my life.