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Learn how others are overcoming or have overcome a variety of life happenings. Everyone has a story that someone needs to hear. Let those stories inspire you to, 1) know you are not alone in whatever life topic you are experiencing, 2) know there are multiple solutions all of life dilemmas, and, 3) learn about critical thinking skills to make informed life decisions.
 
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Keyboard combatants and verbal assailants. Our world seems to be full of those who need to win or even crush the “competition.” Some people look for opportunities to engage in a debate because winning is all-important. However, with life and work experience, and mentors who have great people relationship skills, we can change a combative mindset. L…
 
Jack Beavers explains, in this episode, his experience with three daughters who were bullying targets. He describes his perspective of this near-epidemic societal topic where the bully focuses on denigrating and intimidating others. While we may have little control over the bully, we do have an adult responsibility to nurture our children and/or gr…
 
Dan Hall is a successful, problem-solving entrepreneur. He established a very financially sound business at a young age. However, that business failed. Rather than proclaim himself to be a victim and possibly blame others, he assessed everything of his situation and determined to take action to do whatever was necessary to rebuild his life, marriag…
 
Kathy Kasten continues her journey of overcoming her Mom's very unexpected passing. Her Mom left a legacy that is a model for Kathy in shaping her life. We can learn from Kathy's Mom about the importance of building a legacy while we are living. Kathy took on her mother's role with her father, which is an example for others. We learn how Kathy adap…
 
Kathy Kasten was the keynote speaker at women's conference in which her Mom was present where she paid tribute to her. Kathy's Mom was her best friend in many respects. She lost her Mom very unexpectedly the next day. How do you recover from this type of devastating event? We learn from Kathy how she coped with and overcame this tragedy. Further, w…
 
Emily Eskridge describes her early life of not knowing her purpose while also feeling she was not accepted. This despair led to a life of substance abuse that allowed her to feel accepted, albeit temporary and with the wrong crowd. She explains how she had to go through several pain points until she realized she had to change. Listen to how tough l…
 
Jack Beavers served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps and is now serving others as a Pastor. His military experience helped him develop a confident resolve, and his faith gave him the foundation on which he relies to overcome any life topic. Jack describes the true grit mindset, attitude, and perspective that is the manifestation of his faith. Y…
 
Michael Bradley has a story of entering and recovering from substance abuse. He relates a compelling accounting of his life by expressing the value of and need for connected relationships and respect. During his substance abuse, he was living with his mother who made a very difficult decision to ask him to leave her house because of his substance a…
 
Interviewing can invoke fear for the applicant while also instilling uncertainty for the interviewer. Each person hopes for a “perfect” match. Developing confidence for each person can overcome uncertainties. Preparation and due diligence is the key for each person in this process. Listen to techniques for each person to increase their confidence i…
 
Corey and Michelle have a compelling story of a marriage that is being “tested” with medical and financial challenges. How do you make major life changes at a point in your life and marriage when careers are important, finances can be stretched, and stress of multiple types can put a strain on your marriage. Listen to the commitment Corey and Miche…
 
David Norris describes how he overcame substance abuse and a rebellious life to become the Senior Pastor of Free at Last Ministries. He published the book "Free at Last – A Disciple's Journey" available through Amazon. In the book and this podcast, David describes his future of living for God as a result of the Holy Spirit's working and the relatio…
 
Corey Green describes in this episode what he did to meet his family’s financial needs through a rideshare program. His wife, Michelle, was hospitalized for a Very Severe Aplastic Anemia medical condition which will be featured on Episode #6. This condition put him in a financial situation that he needed additional income. While the need for doing …
 
In this Corey Green story Episode #4, we learn that Corey is doing what he has to do to overcome financial challenges brought about by his wife’s surgery. Look for Episode #5 for the details. Corey decided to engage in ride-sharing to bring in additional revenue. Some of the stories of his ride-sharing escapades are light-hearted. The central messa…
 
Boyd Hamlin endured and is overcoming the effects of two major brain surgeries to remove cavernous malformations, between which he was diagnosed with transverse myelitis. He chronicles each surgery while explaining the effects of each. The transverse myelitis was the source of a lot of pain, while the second brain surgery had more long-lasting effe…
 
Corey Green explains how he employs karate to help people with special needs. While Corey is not a board-certified clinician, he learned through life experiences how to identify those with special needs and how to employ karate to help those with special needs cope with their anomaly. Corey has developed an innate sense to recognize and employ help…
 
Corey Green describes the process by which he devoted 14 years to determine his life purpose. Many people do not know or even how to determine their life purpose. Perhaps we can learn from Corey and the process he employed to overcome his childhood and assess his life purpose in helping others through karate. While determining his life purpose, he …
 
Corey Green expands his talents in the second episode of this series by identifying how he employs karate to help those with special needs. Listen to his transformed life and how he applies his past to advance those with special needs. If you have or know of someone who has special needs, we encourage you to contact Corey Green at: Green’s Karate 5…
 
Corey Green is a very successful karate instructor. He overcame his childhood of low self-esteem, low confidence, social awkwardness, and not knowing if or where he fits into society. Because of this, childhood school “friends” bullied him. He even experienced various forms of bullying in adulthood. Through perseverance and determination, he overca…
 
Pastor Greg Jackson, Jr. was a division one college basketball player who was born with Sickle Cell Disease. Having to endure a bone marrow transplant, multiple collapsed lungs, and a double lung transplant, Greg relied on his faith in Jesus to carry him through each trial. Listen to how his life and faith were shaped by his family’s love and suppo…
 
Pastor Greg Jackson, Jr. was a division one college basketball player who was born with Sickle Cell Disease. Having to endure a bone marrow transplant, multiple collapsed lungs, and a double lung transplant, Greg relied on his faith in Jesus to carry him through each trial. Listen to how his life and faith were shaped by his family’s love and suppo…
 
Pastor Greg Jackson, Jr. was a division one college basketball player who was born with Sickle Cell Disease. Having to endure a bone marrow transplant, multiple collapsed lungs, and a double lung transplant, Greg relied on his faith in Jesus to carry him through each trial. Listen to how his life and faith were shaped by his family’s love and suppo…
 
Pastor Greg Jackson, Jr. was a division one college basketball player who was born with Sickle Cell Disease. Having to endure a bone marrow transplant, multiple collapsed lungs, and a double lung transplant, Greg relied on his faith in Jesus to carry him through each trial. Listen to how his life and faith were shaped by his family’s love and suppo…
 
Ernest Coates wrote a very compelling story written as if he were a drug. If a drug could speak, this is what you would hear. This story is written by an experienced drug user and distributor. Ernest is now reforming his life after Christ transformed his life. Ernest is coming from the perspective of the temporary and very destructive nature of dru…
 
Patrick Clark explains how he experienced over 30 years of being in an in and out cycle of alcohol recovery. He learned through life experience that a feeling of inadequacy was the source of his need for relief. His relief was through alcohol albeit it was temporary. When he developed a connected relationship with a man with whom he felt was genuin…
 
How do you overcome being down? It is very common to be down because of environmental factors. How do we help ourselves out of a slump? Try being very intentional in helping someone else who is or might be experiencing what you are experiencing. The initial effort can seem to be daunting. However, taking action frequently results in satisfaction. T…
 
Pastor Jason Krail is a fulltime pastor while also ministering to the needs of those who need guidance to recover from the disease of drug or alcohol abuse. Pastor Krail could have taken the role of a victim because of his dysfunctional childhood. Instead, he felt led to a church to get pizza, where he was introduced to a Hispanic Pastor who was a …
 
Chris Woods has a very compelling story about his life and what led to substance abuse. He details the relationship with his mother and grandmother while explaining how how his athletic prowess was a "mask" for some of his insecurities that led to excesses in his life. By changing his circle of friends while having the assurance of his mother's and…
 
Sandy lost her 21-year old son to an unintentional fentanyl overdose. Would she have done something different if she had known then what she knows now? Listen to a heartfelt compelling and emotional story of how her life has been permanently changed since this tragedy occurred. Listen also to what she is doing to promote a positive impact on other'…
 
Heather has a compelling story of her drug addiction. She has life experience and a family. Listen to what Heather explains were some of the factors that led her into this life and what brought her out of the life she used to live. She includes in her story she will always have to fight drug addiction. However, with love from others and acceptance,…
 
Diana has a compelling story of overcoming her drug addiction. She acknowledges she does not believe she is a popular person who also acknowledging she has a low self-esteem. These factors, in combination, contributed to her becoming addicted to drugs. She is still overcoming her low self-esteem. She is helping others overcome similar traits throug…
 
Even high achievers can and will experience life setbacks. We are not defined by the number of times we have been “knocked down” or failed to reach a defined goal. Rather, our defining character is how we respond to failings. Listen to Gene Benton, a high achiever, who was terminated as CEO, experienced a divorce, while also experiencing several ot…
 
Katie Sullivan has an intriguing story of being an alcoholic and recovering from the disease of alcoholism. She became that which she did not want to be as she watched her Dad live as a functional alcoholic. Katie describes her thought process that led her into a life of alcoholism. However, a transformed mindset or thought life brought her out of …
 
Everyone has a story someone needs to hear. Patti is recovering from substance abuse and is a counselor helping others recover from this disease. Learn from Patti about the factors that were operative in her life that led to her addiction. We can learn from her experience about the factors that could be a leading indicator to help determine if a pe…
 
How do you overcome life-altering financial setbacks? Listen to Brian and Erin Harrigan as they recount a very recent experience of a very unexpected job loss resulting in the loss of their home, and resultant debt that, at one point, seemed insurmountable. They acknowledge they each lived a financially undisciplined life that required a substantia…
 
Bill Koroncai has a very compelling story of his drug addiction. He came from a very loving, caring, functional family. Bill is very articulate in telling his story of the inner feelings that became the overpowering force that led to his addiction. He had some of the very familiar feelings of insecurity that led to the wrong choices he made. You wi…
 
Everyone has a story someone needs to hear. Cindy is recovering from substance abuse and is a counselor helping others recover from this disease. Learn from Cindy about the factors that were operative in her life that led to her addiction. We can learn from her experience about the factors that could help determine if a person has the propensity to…
 
Everyone has a story someone needs to hear. Dr. Dan Curry, Superintendent, Calvert County (Maryland) Public Schools, experienced three significant setbacks that combined in the second half of his life. Learn how this up and coming person with an impressive resume had to evaluate his life and passion to determine how he would continue with his life.…
 
Follow Mike's story from the inception of thought of his self-worth and where he "fit" in his circle of friends, through his substance abuse addiction to his current life of recovering from the past to lead a life of significance. His story can inspire others to not get started with substance abuse, or he will inspire others to overcome their curre…
 
How can you overcome significant failings to lead a life of significance? Join us as we learn about Coach Rick Sneade, Football Head Coach, Calvert High School, and how he overcame three significant life failings. Is there a difference between a life failing as relates to events, and failure as relates to a mindset? Listen with us as we learn how C…
 
How can you overcome significant failings to lead a life of significance? Join us as we learn about Coach Rick Sneade, Football Head Coach, Calvert High School, and how he overcame three significant life failings. Is there a difference between a life failing as relates to events, and failure as relates to a mindset? Listen with us as we learn how C…
 
How can you overcome significant failings to lead a life of significance? Join us as we learn about Coach Rick Sneade, Football Head Coach, Calvert High School, and how he overcame three significant life failings. Is there a difference between a life failing as relates to events, and failure as relates to a mindset? Listen with us as we learn how C…
 
How can you overcome significant failings to lead a life of significance? Join us as we learn about Coach Rick Sneade, Football Head Coach, Calvert High School, and how he overcame three significant life failings. Is there a difference between a life failing as relates to events, and failure as relates to a mindset? Listen as we learn how Coach Sne…
 
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