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Weekly interviews with the best and brightest business owners of Overland Park and the greater Kansas City area. Hear how the movers and shakers of the community formed their businesses, how they enhance the community, and how they've overcome obstacles and challenges along the way. Hosted by Bernie Wurts of Professional Financial Advisors, LLC.
 
The Life of a Makeup Artist is a beauty podcast that gives you a real insider look (with no filters!) on how artists really live. The Life of a Makeup Artist digs deeper to inspire, educate and elevate! From beauty talk to business chats with industry insiders and founders. Join host, Jaleesa Jaikaran as she shares her experiences as a Caribbean woman living and working in New York City - taking you on the journey she's on and sharing the stories of the people she meets along the way.
 
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Today, we’re talking with Angela Pugh, founder of Kansas City Recovery. KCR is an addiction and recovery resource that offers a range of services, including intervention services, recovery coaching, and continuing education and workshops. Read more and get additional financial resources here: https://www.kcbusinesshuddle.com/non-profit/ep-14-am-i-a…
 
Secrets make you sick. We talk a lot about the masks we wear in life. All the things we do to create one picture to the outside world as we try to hide who we really are on the inside. The truth is, as long as you are hiding something, the more uncomfortable and unhealthy you will be. Because secrets make you sick. Mark shares his phenomenal story …
 
Today, we’re talking with Angie Hundley, author of the book, A Recipe for Bad Lemons, Ingredients for Success from Life’s Sour Moments. Find out how she overcame traumatizing events in her life. TRIGGER WARNING: There are some very sensitive topics discussed on the show. Read more here: https://www.kcbusinesshuddle.com/business-owners/ep-16-foster-…
 
It seems like nearly everyone is running around the planet stuck in anxiety and worry. Especially since coronavirus started. 40 million people in the United States suffer from anxiety. It is the number one mental illness. Thoughts start swirling around your head, what’s going to happen, will it be okay, I can’t pay my bills, can I stay sober… and t…
 
Today, we’re talking with Master Bronson Ko, owner and operator of Ko Martial Arts, also known as KOMA. Find out how he got started in martial arts as a young child, why earning his black belt was monumental and how he hopes to help students worldwide. Read more and get additional resources: https://www.kcbusinesshuddle.com/sports/ep-15-why-master-…
 
When he had to get a prescription for pain medication, his doctor told him he couldn’t become addicted because he was a cop. Like seeing all the tragedy of addiction makes you immune to it’s powers. Brock’s story could easily be a movie. Police officer and undercover agent, run over by a truck in the line of duty, and that led to multiple surgeries…
 
Your biggest responsibility in life is to be the best version of yourself and be responsible for your own life and behaviors. I came across this fantastic article by Anthony J. Yeung, on Medium and I wanted to share his insights and how we can adapt it to our selves and our lives. We spend a lot of time watching other people and making judgements a…
 
“This is an album that helps to combat addiction, fears and anxieties and serves as a reminder that with the bad comes the good and to hold onto your loved ones as you travel through the ups-and-downs of life” – Alan Cackett, British Country Music Hall of Fame (shantellogden.com) Addiction touches everyone. Whether it’s a family member, co-worker, …
 
Today, we’re talking with Sandy Malone of Mindfully Driven. She explains how her love of entrepreneurship and meditation can help business owners thrive. Read more and get additional resources here: https://www.kcbusinesshuddle.com/leadership/ep-13-sandy-malone-uses-meditation-to-help-business-owners-thrive/221/ About our guest: https://www.linkedi…
 
Self-esteem feels like this elusive ‘thing’ we want, but aren’t really sure how to get it. You know your self-esteem isn’t great. You can see how it’s holding you back in your life. But how do you change it? What are the actual steps you take on a daily basis to make it better? You’re in the right place. It will not surprise you that I approach thi…
 
“It’s a lonely situation if you don’t have support.” – Mike Collins That’s the understatement of the century! We can all agree that life can feel daunting and very lonely if you don’t have a tribe. As people with addiction, this is especially important. I need to be connected with people who think like me, who can relate to my habits and have a lau…
 
Today, we’re talking with Blake Hodgson, who has turned his passion for product development into a fascinating business. If you can dream it, he can build it. Read more and get additional resources here: https://www.kcbusinesshuddle.com/business-owners/214/214/ About our guest: https://www.kcproto.com/ What we discuss on this episode: 1:08 – Meet B…
 
Everybody is recovering from something. Sobriety is stopping the substance, recovery is healing. There are so many pieces of life and self that are affected by drinking. Our personalities change, our responses to people and life change, and our ability to bounce back changes. Sobriety is putting the substance down and getting a clear mind and body.…
 
On today’s episode of the Addiction Unlimited Podcast, host Angela Pugh talks to guest Kelsey Moreira, the founder of Doughp and Shark Tank alum, about how she got sober, what inspired her to quit the tech business after a decade to be an entrepreneur, and what life is like now after 5 years of sobriety. She left a tech job, got sober, started an e…
 
When Chris Steinlage coaches business owners, he often feels like a hostage negotiator, trying to free the owners from their businesses to help them grow. Find out how Chris started his business and how he helps leaders improve. Read more and get additional resources here: https://www.kcbusinesshuddle.com/business-owners/ep-11-meet-business-coach-a…
 
The thing about recovery is that one minute you might have it all going for you getting an A+… and the next, all you’ve got is one big fat F. (No not that one!) Fear. No matter what level you’re at, there will always be times when you just don’t know what to do. In today’s podcast episode, I’m going to walk you through this simple process to effect…
 
Just because you don’t drink anymore, doesn’t mean you’re going to lock yourself in your house and never come out. Giving up alcohol, and everything it represents is really overwhelming. The fear of not knowing what to tell people, not knowing how people will respond to your life change, and will you EVER have fun again?!? Society tries to convince…
 
Do you think back on some of the crazy things you did while drinking and feel overwhelmed with guilt and embarrassment? Feelings are overwhelming. Especially when you don’t know how to cope with them. Every feeling serves a purpose and one of the greatest gifts of recovery is learning to recognize feelings, NOT panic, and use them as an opportunity…
 
When you think about your “addictive personality”, do you automatically make a cringey face? I see it all the time. This is a journey of being relentless and diligent to create the life you want. Not apologizing for who you are, not worrying about what others think of your journey, but being comfortable and confident in where you’re going and who y…
 
The culture of a company can go a long way towards determining success or failure and it needs to be a priority for all CEOs. David Komar, a Brigadier General, built a business that works with leaders all across the country to envision and establish exceptional cultures within their organization. He joins us on the show to talk about his military b…
 
Have you ever heard some of these terms; happiness by subtraction, process of elimination? It’s easy to get caught up in adding things to our lives, but what about removing the things that aren’t serving you? Do you have friends that don’t bring out the best in you? The bar or person’s house that every time you go there you practice behavior you ar…
 
2020 has challenged the best of us. Pushed beyond our limits, fear of the future, financial insecurity, job loss, death- it’s been a lot. As we enter this new year with some light at the end of the tunnel and hope for some sense of normalcy, it’s important to close 2020 on a positive note so we can start 2021 the right way. January 2021 is a powerf…
 
You wonder why you can’t accomplish something or why it always feels like one step forward, two steps back, and it may be because you are sending yourself mixed messages. Let me start by giving you a definition of dissonance- Lack of agreement, inconsistency between the beliefs one holds or between one’s actions and one’s beliefs. When you say one …
 
For more than 50 years, Meyer Music has been providing lessons, instruments, and education to Kansas City. This true family business continues to be a big part of the community, which speaks to their business acumen. Today we talk with Mike Meyer about the family dynamics, their growth, lessons learned, and how the pandemic has been the biggest cha…
 
We so often screw up decisions because we are stuck in seeking instant gratification. You feel bad and you want it to go away right now. You feel a craving and you want to eliminate it this second. You feel uncomfortable and you want to change it instantly. Recovery isn’t instant. Recovery is a long game. You’ve heard all these sayings, your whole …
 
If you’ve ever watched the Kansas City Royals on television, there’s a good chance you’re familiar with broadcaster Joel Goldberg. He’s been in the industry for more than 25 years and that’s taught him a lot about team-building, maintaining relationships, and leadership. Today we’ll look back through his broadcasting career, the transition into spe…
 
Expectations are premeditated resentments. When I started this journey of recovery, this is yet another piece of my puzzle that I didn’t understand or recognize. I had zero understanding that I put all these expectations on people and outcomes and situations- and then ended up mad when it didn’t go the way I thought it should go. I know you are goi…
 
Holiday season comes the same time every year, there is no excuse for not being prepared. This season will probably be a little different because of corona virus but don’t sit back and do nothing, and wait for the overwhelm to crush you when you know it’s coming! Holiday stress isn’t only about the parties and drinking. There is added stress of pre…
 
With the level of uncertainty we’re facing right now, it’s essential that people advocate for themselves. We cannot rely on governments and institutions to open the door and create opportunities for us. This approach is known as the ‘Economy of One’ and it’s a powerful idea that can help people find their passion. Our guest today, Elizabeth Allen, …
 
Selfish. Excessively concerned with oneself with no regard for the needs or feelings of others. I’m sure we have heard this a thousand times, people telling us how selfish we are- all you think about is yourself, all you care about is you. The problem is, when I was drinking, and even early in my recovery, I didn’t really understand what that meant…
 
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