Footsteps

If we get caught up comparing ourselves to others, we must remember this…

They are not a mile ahead of us. They are only just a few feet.

The difference is that they decided to start and hyperdrive their output.

That’s it.

They are no more uniquely qualified than us. We all have something special that could be leveraged if we wanted to.

We could forge our own path.

The hardest choice is whether we begin walking down it or not.

Footsteps2022-07-09T13:47:25-04:00
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DR. MIKE RUCKER

EPISODE 254: Author of The Fun Habit

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Episode 254 features Dr. Mike Rucker, an organizational psychologist, behavioral scientist, and author of the upcoming book The Fun Habit (launching January 2023)

Buy the book: https://www.amazon.com/dp/1982159057

Find Mike Online:

Website: https://michaelrucker.com

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/michaelrucker

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thewonderoffun

Twitter: https://twitter.com/performbetter

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mike.rucker.phd

Substack: https://funhabit.substack.com

About Mike:

Dr. Mike Rucker is an organizational psychologist, behavioral scientist, and charter member of the International Positive Psychology Association. He has been academically published in publications like the International Journal of Workplace Health Management. His ideas about fun and health have been featured in The Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Fast Company, Forbes, Vox, Thrive Global, Mindful, mindbodygreen, and more. He currently serves as a senior leader at Active Wellness and is the author of the upcoming book The Fun Habit, available January 2023.

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Dr. Mike Rucker2022-07-10T15:54:20-04:00

Pace Car

Continuing to discover our purpose is a valuable practice every day.

It does wonders for our psyche.

It allows us to feel like we are making strides forward even if we are sitting still.

Because living your purpose doesn’t always mean you have to be “on”.

There are times when we need to think and ponder the world and our next step.
There are times when we need to slow down.
There are times when we need a break.

Finding a purpose is one thing but understanding the power of that purpose and how to go toward it with many different speeds and angles is quite another.

In our fast-paced world, going “full speed” appears like the only option but that’s not true.

However, we won’t discover that until we discover ourselves. Until we discover what we truly want.

Only then can we unroll the map and plot out our next steps.

Only then can we discover the pace that is best for us.

Pace Car2022-04-28T17:37:23-04:00

Follow The Leader

Remember, just because other people are doing it doesn’t mean you have to be doing it.

Stay focused on your mission.

Your reward may not come with likes and comments but with you being able to live the life that gives you purpose.

With you being able to live a life that makes you happy, whatever that means to you.

As we go through this journey, that’s what really matters most.

Follow The Leader2022-04-28T13:30:59-04:00

Over The Rainbow

We will continue to be pressed with tough situations, unsolicited advice, less than favorable reviews, and chatter from the people in the stands.

We must always remember that if we are willing to take the risk of being ourselves and putting it out into the world then this will be part of the process. We have to weather the cloud of negativity and judgment that can often hang over us.

As Teddy Roosevelt said. “…if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.” (Read the full Main in the Arena speech here )

In a way, we need that storm to come. It proves to us the importance of our mission and nothing will stop us. It gives us the chance to believe in a better tomorrow and gives us hope. It lets us know that not everyone is willing to make the sacrifice and our mission is worthy.

Be brave. Be bold. Believe in the good we can put out in the world.

In the end, there will be people looking out the window and cursing the storm and others who are out there splashing in the puddles.

We have to ask ourselves, “Which person do we want to become?”

Over The Rainbow2022-03-02T09:01:17-04:00
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LATHAN CRAFT

EPISODE 189: Founder, Made for Purpose

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Episode 189 features Lathan Craft, Founder of Made For Purpose. Lathan has devoted his life to researching and articulating the importance of belonging, and how words truly can change the world.

Find Lathan Online:

Website: www.madeforpurpose.us

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lathancraft/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lathanwc

Twitter: https://twitter.com/lathanwc

Facebook: facebook.com/mycrosshissuffering

About Lathan:

Lathan W. Craft is an International Best-Selling Author and highly-respected speaker. He is the host of the nationally-recognized podcast ‘The Other Side of the Church’ which features regular guests such as Matthew West, Blanca, and Bob Goff- who Lathan has also worked closely with.

Lathan has been featured on various podcasts and radio shows such as The Crappy Christian Podcast, Are You Real? Podcast, and Faith Positive Radio. He is the founder of Made for Purpose, a coaching and consulting business helping people work in their design and description. He is the founder of A Heartbeat From Hope, a non-profit organization giving individualized hope to the most hopeless of places. He is also the founder of After-Words, helping writers write their stories before it’s too late.

Lathan has degrees and is highly esteemed in Psychology, Counseling, Leadership, and Ministry. He has been regarded as an expert in belonging, ostracization, and the power of words. Ultimately, Lathan has devoted his life to researching and articulating the importance of belonging, and how words truly can change the world.

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Lathan Craft2021-10-18T20:07:08-04:00

How Much Money Is Enough

We’ve all pondered this question many times in our life.

We’ve all considered the amount of money we need to “ride off into the sunset”.

We’ve all dreamed. 

But are we being honest with ourselves about the dream? If a bucket of money, significant enough, plopped in front of us. What would we really do?

Sitting with this question might be one of the hardest of all because it brings up another question. 

Do we have a purpose in life that drives us forward? 

Maybe it is sailing the Caribbean or golfing every day but at some point that gets mundane and boring.

Something else has to drive us forward. 

Money doesn’t buy happiness but it can help buy us the freedom to pursue our purpose in life even more. 

The big question then is does money control our choices or do we have control over it?

How Much Money Is Enough2021-09-23T16:50:27-04:00
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Jim Kukral

JIM KUKRAL

EPISODE 183: Founder of LifeApoc.com

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Episode 183 features Jim Kukral, Founder of LifeApoc.com. As an almost fifty-year-old successful businessman, husband, and father of two, Jim realized that he needed to spend his remaining days on this planet helping people figure out how to live a life of significance, impact, and purpose.

Find Jim Online:

Life Apocalypse Website: https://www.lifeapoc.com

Personal Website: https://www.jimkukral.com

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jimkukral

About Jim:

For 25-years Jim Kukral has been writing books (10), keynote speaking (150+), and building successful lifestyle businesses as a marketing entrepreneur. But the pandemic and a near-death diagnosis of colon cancer changed everything for Jim in 2020, so he threw away all his past success to start something completely different, a new brand called Life Apocalypse. As an almost fifty-year-old successful businessman, husband, and father of two, Jim realized that he needed to spend his remaining days on this planet helping people figure out how to live a life of significance, impact, and purpose.

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Jim Kukral2021-09-28T10:09:48-04:00

Purposeful

There are a variety of things we need in order to get to a place of true happiness on a constant basis. Although a lot of the work comes from shedding our labels including self-limiting beliefs, the other side of the coin is about our purpose.

Purpose can be a lot of things but it is not a job, or a career, or a thing we have to do.

It’s a thing we are called to do. Something we feel a desire to pursue because of how it will help us discover deeper happiness and bring hope and a positive impact to others.

Purpose can only happen when you let your mind break free of the shackles of common thinking. Go to college, get a job, work in a said environment for said hours per week, collect the paycheck. It’s hard to develop and fulfill a purpose this way.

We need to be willing to expose ourselves to situations that make us shine and come alive. This can happen when we are willing to do the work of discovering who we are and what we truly want to spend our time doing.

This is only possible by trying new things, opening our minds to new thinking, or letting go of how we thought it was supposed to be.

We lead towards our purpose by changing the very thing that has always gotten us in the way of finding it; Ourselves.

Purposeful2021-07-29T17:03:23-04:00
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