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Idea Gym

Jeff Corrigan & Sheldon Mills

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You have all the good ideas you could possibly need. It's time to put them to work! It starts by selecting the best ideas and building your routine to have them work for you. Getting big results in life does not take a miracle. It takes small consistent action. We are two regular family guys putting ideas to work in our busy lives. Join us to create more success and greater freedom in your life.
 
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IS MY MARRIAGE OKAY? All relationships take work, and sometimes it can be hard to know where we can best apply our efforts. Listen in as marriage counselor Kevin Theriot PhD joins us again to discuss the best ways to build a thriving marriage, and how to work through the rough patches partners commonly face. IDEAS FROM THIS EPISODE Commit to change…
 
You'll never accomplish anything... until you stick with something. Our guest for this episode, Joanne Olson, is an extremely driven mother, entrepreneur, runner, and coach. Follow along as we discuss how to use goals to accomplish hard things and to build your confidence! IDEAS FROM THIS EPISODE The illusion of balance (2:43) Turning a dream into …
 
Whenever we want to achieve something... it's easy to do something for a day or a week, but making it part of who we are is HARD. Join us in today's episode as we talk about the future of Idea Gym -- a new focus on things that make an action "sticky", and give it the power to shape your moment, your day, and your life. ACTION STEP We want your help…
 
"IF YOU WANT IT... You can have it, you just have to be willing to do the work." Our special guest for this episode is Rob Cook, an accomplished financial advisor and host of the podcast Contenders Wanted. Listen in as we talk with Rob about setting a financial strategy that will lead to financial freedom, and how to use wholistic wealth management…
 
So you want to make a plan... Where do you start? Join us in our newest episode as we talk with author and financial advisor, Maria Ellis, about 12 different areas to focus on when forming a life plan and a financial plan! ACTION STEP Review your financial situation and make note of things you've done well and things you could improve, then make pl…
 
IT'S NOT CRAP... it's fertilizer. In this episode, we are joined by Ben Killoy who is a Marine veteran, father, podcaster, and dad-coach, to discuss effective parenting and fatherhood, as well as how to let tough experiences enrich the soil of life! Join us in our new episode today as we "turn crap into fertilizer!" IDEAS FROM THIS EPISODE Your ego…
 
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE... between purpose and impact? In this episode, we speak with entrepreneur, author, and business strategist, Alex Brueckmann, about developing a personal vision, understanding what strategy is (and isn't) and then using your vision to outline and take action on a strategy that works. Join us in our conversation today as we le…
 
DO YOUR KIDS LOVE TO LEARN? At times it might seem like they don't, but more often than not, the obstacle is the style or presentation of the learning material and not the material itself. Kristy Houle is a life-long educator and education specialist with significant experience in both public and home-school learning environments. Listen in to our …
 
SUCCESS IN MARRIAGE... is one of the hardest things to achieve in life, but also one of the most rewarding. Our guest today, Kevin Theriot, is a therapist and counselor with over 40 years of experience to share. Join us in this episode as we learn how to understand and improve a marital relationship. IDEAS FROM THIS EPISODE Biopsychosocial marriage…
 
DO YOU EVER FEEL HOPELESS? ...or maybe you feel tired or alone? These are normal feelings that everyone experiences, but they don't have to keep us down! Join us as we talk with Tamara Anderson, author and host of the Stories of Hope in Hard Times Podcast, about finding and building hope! IDEAS FROM THIS EPISODE What is hope? (0:48) Reality vs. exp…
 
DO YOU EVER ASK YOURSELF... "What if it could be easy?" We constantly deal with problems of all shapes and sizes, and sometimes we get so focused on solving a problem that we lose track of the bigger picture. In this episode, we walk through a framework of simple questions to help you break down, reframe, and solve (almost) any problem you're deali…
 
PASSION IS POWERLESS... without opportunity. One of the fundamental keys to success is to find the zone where your passion meets your opportunity. Join us as we learn with accomplished artist, author, and teacher Jake Parker about leveraging that zone to exceed your goals! IDEAS FROM THIS EPISODE How it all started (0:54) Helping to provide the nex…
 
LOVE MAY NOT MAKE THE WORLD GO 'ROUND... ...but it makes the trip worthwhile. In this episode, we consider something that can at times be a little difficult to count or quantify: love. Join us as we share a few ideas about love, and how we can make love count each day! IDEAS FROM THIS EPISODE "Not everything that can be counted counts, and not ever…
 
Do you take the time to learn from your life stories? We all have the chance to grow with each life experience, but how long does it take us to develop a positive perspective toward what we go through? Join us in this episode as we learn life lessons from personal stories with Special Guest Brian Arnold. *cover photo taken while waiting for chocola…
 
CAN YOU BEAT THE ODDS? Only around two percent of people follow through on their new year's resolutions, and most other goal setting seems to follow a similar trend. Chances are, you've been part of that two percent before, but you've also been part of the 98 percent that lets the goal fall through... So how can you beat the odds and be a two perce…
 
LEARNING SOMETHING NEW TAKES TIME... A LOT OF TIME. Most likely you've heard this, you agree with this, and you see it commonly in your life. In this episode, we're happy to prove you wrong! Join us as we talk with special guest Josh Kaufman about overcoming the frustration barrier and how to learn anything FAST. IDEAS FROM THIS EPISODE The priorit…
 
TAKE A BREAK! You probably need it more than you think. The only problem? Getting started again after a well-deserved break can be really tough. In this episode, we talk about ways to motivate yourself and jump back in after the vacation (or other shake-up in your routine) comes to an end. Are you ready to get back in the flow? IDEAS FROM THIS EPIS…
 
"Give up." " You're going to fail." " What you're trying is impossible." We've all felt that way, but there's no reason to let discouragement and self doubt hold us back. We're only as disabled as we think we are. Join us in this episode as we talk with extreme wheelchair sports athlete, Aaron (Wheelz) Fotheringham about pursuing your passion and h…
 
Trouble finding a good life recipe? Mel is an accomplished food blogger, mother, spouse, and all around go-and-doer. Join us in this fun episode as Mel shares the important "ingredients" that have helped her to adapt and make time for what matters most in her busy life! IDEAS FROM THIS EPISODE Public figure - private life (01:00) Authentic motives …
 
Success follows a recipe. We are rarely the first people to face the many challenges, struggles and goals that are a part of life. Instead of trying to solve everything ourselves, or "reinvent the wheel" every time we are faced with a new challenge... why not use a recipe that already exists? In this episode we breakdown some key ideas and action s…
 
We've all been there. You started your goal with high hopes and high energy, and 100% committed to making it happen, but now it's been a few days or weeks annnnd... is there a stronger word than slump? Goals are fun to set, but motivation can be so, so hard to maintain. Join us in our 50th episode as we talk about the best ways to keep your motivat…
 
TOO MANY GOOD IDEAS? The world is full of good ideas, but in order for any of them to be useful, you have to take action. If you're anything like us, you've probably felt stuck before because you had a lot of good ideas you wanted to act on but felt overwhelmed by the task. In this episode, we talk about WHY it is important for us to get acting, an…
 
SLOW DOWN. It's not a prevalent phrase or idea in a world constantly seeking to go faster and do faster, but according to our guest today, it makes all the difference. Listen in to our conversation with special guest Sean Chapman about learning to learn, and developing a life-changing, new perspective. IDEAS FROM THIS EPISODE Solopreneur vs. Entrep…
 
Are you the HERO of your own story? At times we may assume that just because we are not playing the role of the villain, we are the hero. However, it is not uncommon for us to fall into a third category: the role of the victim. Listen in as we discuss how to recognize these moments, and how to start playing the HERO instead. IDEAS FROM THIS EPISODE…
 
What was the most recent decision you had to make that you were stressed about? You likely experienced some decision fatigue. The internal battles associated with decision fatigue are not only tiring, they can be paralyzing! The last thing we want to do is waste our time standing still when we could be moving forward. In this episode, we talk with …
 
"The secret of change is to focus all your energy not on fighting the old but on building the new." -Dan Millman Naturally, as we seek self improvement, we will face obstacles that can turn change into an uphill battle. Why is it that sometimes our goals only result in short term improvement? How does our mindset affect both our process and our res…
 
Expectations have immense power to influence who we are and who we become. Whether they're our expectations or the expectations of others, the difference they can make in our lives is surprising. For that very reason, we believe it is vital to understand the power these expectations hold and to learn how we can harness that power to inspire persona…
 
Our personality is big part of who we are and a huge factor in what we create. Although traditionally personality has been presented as a mostly unchanging part of our character, now we know it to be more dynamic and moldable than permanent or fixed. Personality is flexible, and we have the power to determine who we're going to be. As we take contr…
 
Inspired by Russell Conwell's speech Acres of Diamonds Do you ever feel stuck? Do you ever feel like the opportunities you want are out of reach? If we change our perspective we will learn to notice the opportunities that exist all around us. There is no set time in the future for us to be happy or successful, we can access happiness and success ri…
 
I love the saying 'The past is a great teacher but a terrible master'. The past is just that, passed. Over. Done. Finito. There is nothing we can do to change it. It's like wishing you had that rainy vacation day back. The only thing we can do with the past is learn from it. And hopefully, one rainy day doesn't stop us from going on vacation again.…
 
Inspired by Seth Godin's blog post The Easy Way Down Do we ski to get to the bottom? If so, why not just ride the lift down? Do we climb mountains simply to reach the top? If so, why not take a helicopter? Do we go to college to get a degree so we can get a decent job? Or is there more to learning than simply 'graduating'? It seems that when we get…
 
Your future is unmade. As Ben Hardy says in his awesome book "your personality isn't permanent." You are always changing. Believe it or not, you are different today than you were yesterday. The question is are you choosing how you'll change going forward? In this episode we introduce a new 30 day challenge. We will be joining Ben Hardy's FREE 30 Da…
 
Have you ever looked back at the end of really busy day and wondered whether you actually accomplished anything? You completed a lot of tasks, but did you move toward your bigger future? Have you ever wanted to do something big and then let years go by without making any progress on it? We know how you feel. How is it some people set big goals and …
 
If you've ever felt that You are Your own worst enemy, then this episode is for you! We talk about many things, but at the core of it all is how to stop warring internally to find more peace, happiness, and truly connect with ourselves. (or the “IMAGO DEI” ) In this episode we interview Jenna Riemersma - Jenna is the founder and clinical director o…
 
The impact of gratitude on our happiness and success cannot be overstated. It is the "magic bullet" for all despair and frustration. No matter how frustrated or hopeless you may feel in a moment, looking for the good will always turn things around. I spent two years living among an extremely poor group of people and yet they were often happier than…
 
Have you figured out what's holding you back from living your dream? Is it Kids? Money? Time? This incredible interview with Emily and Erik Orton of The Awesome Factory NYC will make you rethink all the things holding you back and give you the courage to live a better story—the story you only dream about now. The Ortons have lived in a 2 bedroom ap…
 
Your mind (and life) is like a garden. And just like any patch of good soil, things WILL grow. You have the choice to let it run wild with whatever seeds blow in, or you can select which things you’ll plant and nurture to grow. This is a truth everyone must learn in order to take control of their life and realize that they are agents unto themselve…
 
This one simple habit helped me grow my income 5X and turn my dreams into reality. Listen close for the shortcut so you won't have to take extra time from your day. Several years ago I was working at a corporate job, attending the university part-time, involved in a financial planning group, and had recently started a family. My plate was pretty fu…
 
Have you ever had trouble in a relationship? (I know, that's a dumb question, right?) For some it's serious enough that you're contemplating ending the relationship. But even if you feel you have a "great" marriage or relationship, most of us underestimate how much more happiness, connection, and excitement COULD be there with a little guidance. On…
 
I was sitting at the table about to enjoy a delicious meal after a long day working. My emotions were a little fragile because I hadn't eaten lunch that day. Suddenly I felt a whack on the back of my head. With an instant feeling of frustration I turned around to see what had hit me. There stood my 6 year old with a foam sword in his hand smiling..…
 
Our guest is Steve Elder - CEO of Leadership Brand and we dive into principle-based leadership. This leads to a healthy thriving culture (both organizationally and personally) which is the life blood of your leadership brand. Leadership brand is the practical model to know how to turn a company from good to great. (Hearts, minds, purpose) To be a g…
 
I've been a dreamer since I was a little kid. I used to walk around my front yard pretending I was the greatest college football player in the world. I imagined I was unstoppable. And even though there weren't any big guys trying to tackle me, I still felt the excitement of what it must be like. I never actually went on to play tackle football. And…
 
Everyone has conflict. It's an inevitable part of life. Most people avoid conflict all costs. A few use it to intimidate and manipulate others. There is a healthier, happier choice when it comes to conflict. Learn how you can transform conflict into creative solutions with our guest Jonathan Miller. Jonathan is a leadership coach and “conflict tran…
 
What if tomorrow you lost the ability to walk? How would you react? That's the type of challenge we explore with Lee Chambers (Environmental Psychologist and Wellbeing Consultant). Because that's what happened to him and what spurred him into a life of service to others. We had an AMAZING conversation with Lee and learned a TON! He is an amazing ex…
 
The first step to shaping/attaining the future you want, IS TO DECIDE WHAT IT IS YOU REALLY WANT. You have to know who you want to become tomorrow to know what you need to do today. The Problem is it takes courage to even admit to ourselves what it is we really want... We fear failure, rejection and have all this baggage from years gone by. So we t…
 
There are endless tips on getting things done these days. So what actually works? We Zoomed with Psychologist & Productivity Coach, Dr. Todd Snyder to find out and put some ideas to work. He was full of great information and simple productivity tips we could try out immediately. Here are just a few things you'll hear from this episode. ON THIS EPIS…
 
Continuing with our ASK Challenge, we interview Maxwell Ivey (aka, The Blind Blogger) Maxwell is a "blind blogger," podcaster, speaker, life coach, author, self-taught web developer, and chuck full of wisdom and a delight to talk too. Max helps people "ask for what you want and need in life and get it." "Because if you don’t Ask, They Can’t say Yes…
 
You know the book Green Eggs and Ham? You probably feel like you have a good grasp on the lesson from that book—it's about trying new things and not limiting our options based on assumptions, right? But do you know the other lesson from that book? The one that's often overlooked? The second and maybe even more powerful lesson from Green Eggs and Ha…
 
Today’s interview with Dr. John Hatch from the Brain Rehab Clinic is all about brain health! From Autoimmune to Dementia & Addiction to Depression, Dr. Hatch shares how powerful our brains can be in both damaging and repairing every aspect of our physical and emotional health. Here a few ideas/topics covered in this podcast: Things the fire togethe…
 
I woke up the other morning and wanted to write a book. But then I thought "I don't have time right now! I need to make breakfast, exercise, shower, get ready for work, and go to work." Then I thought "I'll just do it tonight after the wife and kids are in bed"...I think you know how that story ends. You're probably either laughing at me or crying …
 
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