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)...

Resolutions are bad – AFL Podcast

New Year’s Resolutions. According to Wikipedia, about half of the US makes New Years Resolutions each year. Another study of 3,000 people sampled showed that 88% of those who set New Year resolutions fail.  88%.   That’s about nine people out of ten....

Why do you live here? AFL Podcast

Imagine that you meet an extradimensional being.  What’s an extra dimensional being?  That would be someone who not only experiences the four dimensions we seem to live in (physical space and time) but enjoys a few more.  He looks pretty normal, and might even...

Balance and Holidays AFL podcast

The holidays can be a wonderfully unbalanced time of year.  According to Pew Research Center 90% of Americans celebrate Christmas, with about the same celebrating Thanksgiving.  Don’t forget New Years too.   If you’re not in that group you can still learn...

Time and Eating – AFL Podcast

In an article called Time Compression and Productivity – Mindfulness of Moments I talked about how we seem to alter the flow of time based on how we feel about the moment we are experiencing.  Stuff that we are dreading seems to take forever, and stuff we like...

Job, Career or Calling? AFL Podcast

Job, Career or Calling? I’ve given a number of talks on having balance through transition, and most of these talks recently happen to have been in front of audiences that were in a specific kind of transition – work.  For whatever reason, most of the...

Be Nice – an experiment 2

Part two of our two part experiment.  This time it’s the opposite of what we talked about last time.  Instead of turning off the outward-in shields we put up –  protecting us from possible harm – we are doing the opposite.  Just for a day. This time...

Be Nice – an experiment 1

An experiment, with homework.  Don’t worry, it’s easy homework. I’m not going to hurt you.  You’re not going to hurt me, right?  You’re just like me and don’t want to hurt anyone.  That goes without saying… or does it? The...

Multitasking – AFL Podcast

Do you multitask?  Of course you do.  Find out what actually happens when you do.  And what’s the hidden glue that holds it together?  Is it actually costing you more energy when you switch gears?  Impossible you say?   Find out about the myth, cheating the...

AFL Pdocast – Congrats, you’re bored

We discuss why it’s not only OK to be bored, but how that’s actually a good thing that puts you one step ahead of a lot of people.  We find out why you are bored and not surprisingly – we see how it’s related to time, energy and resources. ...

AFL Podcast – Why Energy Is Key

You’ve heard me say that life is made of three things – Time, Energy and Resources.  Each of those three is very important, and each is unique.  Of the three, only one is a meter for how happy you are at any given time: energy. We explore why it is a solid...
Don’t buy that crazy vacuum!

Don’t buy that crazy vacuum!

Crazy Appliances Would you buy dish soap that only works on a fork?  How about an oven that only works when you’re starving?  Maybe a vacuum cleaner that only works when you’re sad, and then you have to call a number to turn it on once you’re sad...
AFL Podcast Welcome

AFL Podcast Welcome

Just a quick hello, a tip about iTunes, and info to participate in the call in. This podcast is available in iTunes as well as part of each respective post.  Because I am creating new podcasts based on previous posts, and because of the way iTunes feed determines...
Buzzwords: Don’t make my brain turn off

Buzzwords: Don’t make my brain turn off

A buzzword is an unusual word that people in a certain sector of life use frequently.  They words are esoteric in nature, meaning, they are unique and unusual and seldom used outside this limited sphere.  They catch on as a way to describe something that few...
Work Life balance, Working From Home

Work Life balance, Working From Home

Work life balance and working from home A lot of us work from home, partially or completely.  The statistics of how many do this are not important, but the fact that you are one of them is.  If you work from home you quickly learn that there are a number of things...
The one time need and parallels

The one time need and parallels

I do a few things.  As you know I teach balance, I write about balance, and I speak about balance.  I figured out what life is made of, and what we spend it on. In addition to this, for the last 14 years I’ve helped small and medium businesses with technology...
Geometry and your journey

Geometry and your journey

Geometry and your journey You are constantly making adjustments in your behavior.  These adjustments are a mixture of our conscious mind and our unconscious mind.  The unconscious mind makes decisions based on learned behavior, experiences, and even present mood...
Multitasking and the forgotten glue

Multitasking and the forgotten glue

Energy is expended when we make course corrections. There’s a huge myth regarding multitasking.  Many believe multitasking is a near magical ability to get more done; they believe that they have the ability to do two or more things at once –  thus cheating...
Why energy is key

Why energy is key

You’ve heard me say that life is made of three things – Time, Energy and Resources.  Each of those three is very important, and each is unique.  Of the three, only one is a meter for how happy you are at any given time: energy. Energy Think about it; do...
Which one is holding you back?

Which one is holding you back?

My recent article Everyone finds time to do what they want to do I mentioned that (not surprisingly) everyone finds time to do the things they really want to do.  Well, for some that same thing applies to energy and or resources. But that brings up some questions....