Dread

Dread

I read a lot of articles on productivity, personal development and all that jazz.  More accurately, I naively see a great title, start to read the article, and then find its the same thing over and over.  I’ve learned that the more the title promises, the more...
Resting and Tension

Resting and Tension

Cutting the grass and sump pump hoses My son came by for the weekend and like a good dad I put him to work.  He cut the grass for me, and as he was cutting it I moved the sump pump hose out of the way into a position that was temporary.  – temporary because...
Sirens of Self-Help

Sirens of Self-Help

They are all wrong Are you one of them?  Then you’re going to be offended.  You’re going to say just how wrong I am, you’re going to become very defensive and you’re going to attempt to cite examples.  Then you’ll read further and your...
Stolen Validation

Stolen Validation

Stolen Validation In The Status Game II there’s a whole chapter dedicated to validation  – it is indeed a powerful thing.  How powerful?  Read the book and find out. Listen to the podcast to find out how we validate ourselves, how that helps us to complete...
The Tinder Trap

The Tinder Trap

The Tinder Trap – Public Humiliation of Men I was recently made aware of a video called The Tinder Trap in which an Instagram model supposedly tricked hundreds of men on Tinder into meeting her at union square in New York. She and her crew did this by using...
Future Tense AFL Podcast

Future Tense AFL Podcast

You will?  Oh, I’ll wait. If you are connecting, interacting and responding on a business social media site such as LinkedIn, what tense do you operate in?  What do I mean by that?  Well, unlike my podcast on Why Do You Live Here, I’m not talking about...
Tsufit – MB podcast

Tsufit – MB podcast

Tsufit started out life as an attorney, then had four kids in four years, soon after she had what she calls a Peggy Lee moment.  She went into music and started going to comedy clubs with her guitar. She had a dream of being an actress, comedian, and did indeed go on...
3:00am wakeup call – MB Podcast

3:00am wakeup call – MB Podcast

Do you ever get a 3:00am wakeup call?  Maybe it’s at 3:30am, maybe it’s at 4:00am, maybe it’s at 2:30am.  Regardless its really early in the morning when you get this call.  Who is this call from? Why, your brain of course. This happened to you more...
The Status Game – afl podcast

The Status Game – afl podcast

The Status Game This podcast is normally about time, energy and resources as well as fascinating interviews with amazing people.  I interrupt your regularly scheduled program to introduce you to two books, a card game and a concept that has been for the most part...
Daniel Gefen – AFL podcast interview

Daniel Gefen – AFL podcast interview

Daniel and I have a fun chat about running a business out of the business lounge of a hotel he wasn’t actually staying in, being a parent, his grandfather, retiring at 31, stress and what it really means, trying to convince me that he’s not a handsome guy,...
Thanos and balance

Thanos and balance

Thanos and balance Anyone who knows me well knows two things about me: I’m a big Marvel fan, especially the MCU (Marvel Cinematic Universe) I find the mad rush to make pop culture reference metaphors out of everything really annoying, so I never do that So,...
Mark Metry – AFL podcast interview

Mark Metry – AFL podcast interview

I’m joined by Mark Metry, host of the Humans 2.0 podcast, Mark chats with CEOs, entrepreneurs, authors, and many other inspiring individuals.  In addition, he founded VU Dream a innovative virtual and augmented reality marketing & advertising agency based...
Anastasia – AFL interview

Anastasia – AFL interview

Anastasia –  who speaks three languages and reads an additional two – chats about how she teaches healers though a certification program she created.  As a sort of healer business consultant she helps them to not only heal but to run a business.  In...
Jonathan Pritchard Interview  – AFL Podcast

Jonathan Pritchard Interview – AFL Podcast

Jonathan Pritchard, author of Think Like A Mind Reader who has worked with the likes of Chris Angel joins me for a very positive and high energy discussion.  He’s a mentalist who has learned to use this skill to help others.  It’s a lot of fun discussing...
Cress – AFL Podcast interview

Cress – AFL Podcast interview

Cress has been working with children for over 25 years, with a focus on autism.   She’s a hands on person, and has a wonderful awareness of how things can give and take energy.  As always you can listen and see the connections to previous podcasts and articles. ...
Stephanie Osborn – AFL Interview

Stephanie Osborn – AFL Interview

This week I talk with Stephanie Osborn, International Woman of Mystery who resides in Huntsville Alabama.  Stephanie is a former NASA Rocket Scientist turned prolific author with many many books under her belt, as well as science articles.  While talking about time...
Bill Protzmann – AFL Podcast interview

Bill Protzmann – AFL Podcast interview

Bill Protzmann is a piano virtuoso.  He started playing piano at three years old and hasn’t stopped.  He’s also runs  tech company.  Sound a little familiar?  He’s what I call a “dual brained” individual – his creative and logical...
Mark Black – Podcast Interview

Mark Black – Podcast Interview

Today’s interview is with Mark Black, a speaker who resides in Canada.  Mark is a double lung and heart transplant recipient.  That’s right, double lung and heart.  We chat about time, energy and resources, how he handled the transition, what he went...
Three Things…  AFL – Podcast

Three Things… AFL – Podcast

This podcast is three things in one.  Nice! Me Time I recognize that of all the things you could be doing right now, you are listening to my podcast.  Sure, you could be multitasking but you’re still listening and you’re ‘here’ with me.  Thank...
Life’s ups and downs

Life’s ups and downs

Ups and Downs? You’ve heard that a million times – that life has its ups and downs.  But that’s not helpful.  And people only tell you that when something bad is happening, right?  No one ever reminds you that life has ups and downs when you’re...
Why are you here?

Why are you here?

Why are you here? This question, not to be confused with Why Do You Live Here, an article and podcast about being stuck in the same moment in time, reliving it over and over again.  No, this is about you being here with me.  And, it’s about asking a simple...
Order or Chaos? AFL Podcast

Order or Chaos? AFL Podcast

Order or Chaos? Which are you?  Are you all for order, and organization and things being in neat predictable rows?  Or do you like things to be all over the place, with no clear order? Spoiler alert, you are most certainly both. When we think of order or chaos, we...
Just Be Positive – NOT!  – AFL Podcast

Just Be Positive – NOT! – AFL Podcast

Did the Law of Attraction work for you?  It didn’t?  Like most modern coaching teaches, it must be something you did wrong, you’re not ready, your energy is not in sync and you didn’t really want it. Or something else is afoot. So why didn’t it...
Interview: John – AFL Podcast

Interview: John – AFL Podcast

John is a stay at home dad with a very young daughter.  He juggles his photography business and being a dad and a husband. I like to examine the discussion and see how the guest touches on podcasts and articles.  It provides a very good grounding, a real life...
Interview: Cecily – AFL Podcast

Interview: Cecily – AFL Podcast

Cecily is in her final year of college.  She’s learned a lot in the last four years.  Her study abroad time in Germany helped expand her horizons, and gave her a unique perspective. I like to examine the discussion and see how the guest touches on podcasts and...
Interview: Tamara – AFL Podcast

Interview: Tamara – AFL Podcast

Call In Interview Podcast: Tamara Tamara is an empty nester, who runs her own business.  She adjusted from having five kids to manage, to manageing her own personal schedule and filling it properly. I like to examine the discussion and see how the guest touches on...
Interview: Christina  – AFL Podcast

Interview: Christina – AFL Podcast

Call In Interview Podcast: Christina Christina has gone through some recent difficult times.  She speaks very honestly about what she has gone through and how it affected her perception of time, energy and resources. I like to examine the discussion and see how the...
Inertia.  AFL Podcast

Inertia. AFL Podcast

Let’s be real, man. Let’s be real.    You know, like totally real here.  No, I’m not going to reveal an inner secret, I do that enough indirectly by these podcasts already.  No, I mean let’s discuss the physical world. We’ve all heard...

AFL Podcast: The Endeavor Board

At the beginning of the year I did a scary thing – I erased my big white board.  I figured I had been staring at it long enough and it was static.  I needed a new plan.  I stared at it for a bit and decided how I wanted to organize things, and how I wanted to...

Resilience is a system

Resilience.  We hear that term a lot, especially in regards to kids in a divorce.  “Oh kids are resilient” we hear, from the parent that sees them 50% of the time, thus making them feel better about the divorce.  We hear it when someone goes through...
Obnoxious eMails

Obnoxious eMails

I think it was Shakespeare that said “An email by any other punctuation would not be as obnoxious.” No wait, that was me, just now.  Mark Bradford. The death of email was greatly exaggerated and predicted many years ago.  However, eMail is still with us,...

This is what you will do.

This is the second part of the What will you do article/podcast. How this gets fixed – three things You need time energy and resources or it’s not going to ever happen Barring any minor triumphs due to circumstance and/or luck, it’s never going to...

What will you do?

It’s a new year.  What will you do?  Resolutions, eh?  Things will be different?  Things will be better?  Not going to do that thing?  Will absolutely do that thing this year?  That’s what goes through your head, right?  One of those things has an...

The storyteller – AFL Podcast

Tell a story and make it come true, or be a big fat liar. No, not like spinning a yarn about a princess in a far away tower.  I mean when you discuss future events, do so with the authority and control to make them happen. And, to clarify further, I’m not (yet)...