Alchemy for Life

Energy and time management that looks at your life as a whole to reach goals, managing your time, energy and resources

  • Learn how to accomplish a chore you don’t want to
  • Find out why goals get harder at the end
  • Use a system that helps keep you on track
  • Get something done you never thought you could
  • Productivity without stress
  • Happiness without guilt

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Thinking of hiring a coach?

How do you hire a life coach?

Hiring a good coach can cost 1,000’s of dollars (and it should).  

 Many people ask “Is there a life coach in my area?” and “Is there a life coach near me?” The answer is yes.  Video coaching is near everyone – that’s the great thing about it.  You don’t have to leave your livingroom, bedroom or office.

LIFE IS MADE OF THREE THINGS

Life is made of three things – Time, Energy and Resources.  And we spend them on five facets of life.  Understanding that is the very basis for the Alchemy for Life™ system of managing those basic building blocks of everything you do in your life.  Work/life balance, stress-free productivity and reaching life (and work) goals all rely on this.

Time

We all get the same amount, and everyone tries really hard to spend it on what they want to do.  Knowing where your times goes allows you to get more control of it, and have much more work/life balance.  Time allows you to add things to your schedule.

Why time management is important

Time management is important because if your time is not managed it means that you are not in control of it.   If you’re not in control of your time then someone or something else will be. As you can imagine time management is important in business, in the workplace, for students, for parents, and for entrepreneurs.  Time management can be difficult for students as they try to balance their schedules and other demands.

When people think of time management they often think of projects but time management is a part of every day life as well.  Managing your time can help you reduce stress in work, in play, in business, in home, in maintaining a work-life balance and even in relationships.  They all require an awareness of time management.  When people ask how time management can be improved, or how time management helps to reduce stress they want to know how time management is useful?

Using a system to map out time can improve time management when studying.  Knowing how much time you have as well as what is drawing upon it can affect everything being overwhelmed, working from home, and even preparing for exams.

Energy

It takes energy to be a good listener, to work out, to go to work, to be a fun partner, a good mom or dad, and to get your chores done.  Managing your energy allows you to start new projects, be a better partner and be happier.

 

Why exercise is important

Having enough energy is tied to exercise for many. We are learning why exercise is good for your mental health, why exercise helps depression, and even why why exercise is good for the brain.   But you can’t exercise if you don’t have the energy for it.  And the energy can come from the exercise itself – a catch-22 for many.   Time management can get you the time needed to make yourself happier through exercise, but if you don’t have the energy for it you’re not going to do it.  

Resources

Your stuff, your money, the favors you can call upon. Your exotic vacation takes resources, so does paying for piano lessons for your daughter.  The primary reason most people work is the accumulation of resources.  Do you know where all your resources are going?

Can wealth buy happiness?

Many people ask if wealth can buy happiness or if wealth can bring happiness.  Can wealth make a person happy?  Most things in life require time energy and resources.  We give our job time and energy in exchange for resources, so if you have more resources you need to give less time and energy right?   This is why wealth management is important, why we have wealth managers and even wealth coaches.  Have a map of what you spend your wealth on can help you to plan for what to do with iit next.   

Alchemy for Life

Formulas for success

Want to know what you can do once a week that will give you a better week?  Have a chore you don’t want to do?  Learn how to make it happen almost subconsciously, while you enjoy something else.  Discover why a system is better than a goal.

Just some of the formulas

  • How do I have a better week next week?
  • How do I multitask properly instead of multitasking incorrectly?
  • How can you discover and exploit the flaws in a system?
  • How do I accomplish things I don’t want to
  • How can I move out of my comfort zone
  • for understanding how you and others handle time
  • to navigate the ups and downs in your life
  • to creating happiness in your employment
  • How do i find my core talents?
  • for embracing failure to energize your success
  • How do i get rid of dread and doubt?

    16 formulas for success

    16 formulas for success are included in the book.

    Look at your goals as a system

    Looking at your goals as a system will allow you to consider everything that affects them, making you much more successful in reaching them.

    Worksheets from each chapter

    You’ll be able to work at your own pace with worksheets at the back of the book.  Each worksheet reflects what you have learned in that chapter.

    In addition you’ll be introduced to the following magic items:

    • order and chaos
    • resting and tension

    Alchemy for Life™ – Formulas for success was just released in paperback!

    Speaking on goals, systems, status

    Mark Bradford speaks on success, goals and his unique system for seeing your life as a whole, work/life balance, time, energy and resources.   He teaches associations and businesses about the F.A.U.L.T. method of anchoring tasks to get them done.  Stress-free productivity is a common topic as well.  In additon, he speaks to groups about the important part status plays in all relationships.  Excerpts are are taken from his book, Alchemy for Life.

    What goals to set?

    People ask, “what goals should I set?” but questions like that and “what goals should I set for work?” are really answered by you.  The point of the coach is not to set the goals for you, but to allow you to see clearly what you want.

    Why goals fail

    Goals fail more often than not, not because the person isn’t capable of reaching them, but because they didn’t make room in their time, energy or resources for them.  Goals should be specific but not immovable because the rpocess of reaching them is rather fluid.

    Order or Chaos?

    Are you order or chaos?  Which one best fits your life?  Are you a creative?  Do you like logic?  Find out the strengths of both.

    Multitasking

    Are you doing more than one thing at the same time?  Do you think you are multitasking or have you forgotten about the glue that holds it all together – thus spending even more energy, and exhausting yourself?  Find the right way to multitask, and achieve more goals with this glue.

    Your comfort zone

    Is your comfort zone what you really think it is?  Is moving out of it all that important, and are the people telling us that actually happily living in theirs?

    The Podcast

    Listen to The Alchemy for Life podcast every Sunday for weekly tips on reaching goals, managing your Time, Energy and Resources. There are also interviews with amazing guests from all over the world.  Find out how they manage work/life balance, deal with stress and have overcome life’s ups and downs.  We all fail and we can all learn to succeed.   Find it:  Spotify, TuneIn, Last.fm, Google Play Music, Podcshaser and directly on the Alchemy for Life site.

    The Power of But.

    (Pause for eye rolls) This title makes even me roll my eyes but it is accurate. Whoa, I already demonstrated it. There are so many books and talks and podcasts about the power of this or that, and we begrudgingly trudge through it and see if there are any takeaways....

    Do you keep secrets…from yourself?

    Keeping secrets from yourself What? How can you do that? it sounds crazy. Well, it is a very real and serious condition when someone does indeed wall off a part of their brain and lives in denial of actions. There are dire consequences for the person and people around...

    Upside Down

    What would you do if all your tech was taken away?  If your loved ones were gone before you knew it?  What skills do you have to survive—without a government, a military, or electricity.  Are you ready for that?  And what would you do if the saviors of the human race...

    Barby Ingle – Rare diseases, chronic pain

    Chronic pain & Rare Diseases There are millions who suffer—for one reason or another—from chronic pain. It's a pain that doesn't go away and even for many who have sought help there's no relief. For others they just don't invest the Time, Energy or Resources...

    The Little Things

    Your calendar I've found that the best 'to do list' isn't a list but items on a calendar. That way not only do you have a list, but you can assign a time and length too. And if you don't get a chance to do it in the alloted time you can adjust the length accordingly...

    The Super Secret of Being a Creative

    Creativity is/has a super power OMG I'm not going to say that. I've already spoken my peace on the whole [INSERT THING] is a superpower. News Flash: it isn't. But being a 'creative' allows you to have something that 'non-creatives' do not have, and its liberating,...

    Ownership

    What is ownership? We understand ownership in the traditional and physical sense. But there is another type of ownership, and our brain assigns it often when we aren't looking. Thoughtful Consideration There are too many things / blogs / Articles out there that are...
    business

    Stay in your lane (again)!

    Stay in your lane We already covered staying in your lane in the podcast of the same name. The truth is that I was so focused on this version that I may have forgotten about that one. See, they are equally as interesting and useful. The first stay in your lane focused...

    Hey Mark is coming over today!

    Self Love or crazy? You're all familiar with staycations, and self love and doing things for yourself. We all get that, but those words are probably hollow and really don't motivate a lot of us to do nice things for ourselves. Your friend is important If youir friend...

    Are you addicted to (talking about) success?

    It's addicting Its fulfilling and validating to talk about success. One might say, almost addicting, yes? Invisible We talk about invisible things all the time. This is the thing that is above and below business. it's the great filter of being successful. it plagues...

    Character is what you are when you’re bored.

    Character is what you are in the dark. - Dwight L. Moody and Lord Whorfin (Dr. Emilio Lizardo) I agree with the above quote, but also think there is another version of this: Character is what you are when you're bored. - Mark Bradford Hard to be in the dark When are...

    Father’s Day: Mark Williams

    Happy Father's Day to all dads and those who fulfill the role of a dad!! Today welcome Mark Williams back to the podcast. if you remember, he is the cofounder of International Men's mental health day, and speaks on men's mental health topics and all things fatherhood....

    Father’s Day: Jesse Lee Peterson

    Today's chat is with Jesse Lee Peterson. You may have seen his youtube channel in which he chats with guests, or heard his radio show. We talk about his Time, Energy and Resources™ and get into some detailed discussions on men and women. Jesse is a talk show host,...

    Father’s Day: Denise McAllister

    Denise McAllister is an author, political and cultural commentator and journalist. She doesn't shrink from controversy and we have a wonderfully intense conversation. Her new book, What men want to say to women (but can't) is the focus of our lively discussion. Join...
    fathers day 2021 Michael

    Father’s Day: Michael Rampolla

    Michael is a father, a husband and works as a coach in the business sector. We talk fatherhood under the umbrella of Time, Energy and Resources™. Who he is and what he does is essentially the same thing, in his own words. We start our father's day week with a...
    The path of lest resistance and communication

    Path of least resistance and communication

    I've talked about The Five Love Languages a number of times. That concept talks about how we express and accept love in one of five ways (its usually a mixture). It's a good read. But what about communication? I'm not saying (yet) that there are five communication...

    Bubbles

    Everyone likes bubbles right? Everyone is actually in a bubble. People may say that "you’re in your own world" or you "have tunnel vision" or you "have blinders on." All that stuff is kind of related to being in your own bubble—which we all are. Something interesting...

    Epicness is undervalued

    Did you know the better you are at something the more likely someone is to undervalue it? Counterintuitive? Right? Your response is that if someone is clearly better and an "expert" then they would obviously charge more money and be greatly valued. You're right. But...

    Depression is portable

    I want to share two things with you that may change everything for you or your friend.

    I’m Sorry Dave

    Do you lie to the program? Where’d you get that pen from anyway?

    The Middle – A nice place to visit but you wouldn’t want to live there

    The Middle It's a nice place to visit, but... What is the middle? Well, let me use it as a window to see something you normally wouldn't. The Bell Curve You've probably heard of this, yes? Teachers sometimes grade 'on a curve.' I first learned about it many years ago...

    Who you are and what you do

    Tell me who you are and what you do This is how I start every interview I do on my show, and it's turned into something that is universally applicable. It's a deceptively simple question. The Persona and the Job Think about the printer guy, the waitress, the mailman,...

    Lifelong Learners and Lying

    Are you a "lifelong learner?" do you know anyone who calls themselves that? Oh, you do? What do you think of them and that statement? Are they? What do I mean "are they?" Well, what did they learn...? What are they learning? Does that seem unfair? Is your (or their)...

    The Four Conversation Methods

    There are a lot of people talking about conversations, no pun intended. The curious thing is for something that's such an integral part of our existence—something we use every day in many forms—we don't seem to be doing it right. At least according to the experts. We...

    Save time and frustration

    Want to save about 30% of your communication time in multiple circles of your life?Want to reduce frustration by doing what seems like the opposite thing needed?Want to find out if a difficult person isn't really difficult? If you answered 'no' then i don't even know...

    NOW we can talk about Valentines Day

    It’s been a week, so NOW we can talk about Valentines day.

    Reverse Birthday

    I have a confession. When the kids were younger and it was my birthday, I couldn't help myself. When I was married my wife was a stay at home mom. I had no expectations of presents and like the cliche you only learn once you become a parent, it truly meant the most to...

    You’re smart so you’re on your own

    Sorry. That's just the way it is. Have you ever noticed that? Does this sentence ring true to you? Think about your personal relationships. Think about your clubs, associates and groups. Think about your workplace. Examples You're at a seminar and someone keeps asking...

    Yes or No?

    A crossroads This is our 149th episode. I say "our" because quite literally without you there is no podcast. I mean that. It sounds cliche but that's why there have not been episodes for the last few weeks. As much as I enjoy my voice, my humor, my unique take on...

    Day Ten – There are more people in my yard

    More people in my yard. My poor Christmas lights. This time they are dudes. That's like 20 people who have been hired, just to appear in my yard. Also, apparently I was drunk on eggnog as I titled the podcast yesterday "Eighth Nine." It's OK if you didn't notice....

    Eighth Nine – There are people in my yard

    Did you ever ring someone's doorbell and run away? Like, when you were a kid? What if you rang the doorbell and just stayed there, with like eight of your friends, inappropriately dressed.

    Eighth Day – Awkward Farm Voyeur

    I live in Wisconsin. Contrary to what the rest of the world things it's not all farmland—at least where I live, which is a city with 1.8 million people. Sure i take certain things for granted like cheese that squeaks and wine that is based on cherries. But I don't...
    Stay in your lane

    Stay in your lane!

    I now have my UAV Pilot license from the FAA.

    Because I didn’t stay in my lane. Have you ever been told that—to stay in your lane? Or even pick one?

    Seventh Day – watching a frozen lake

    More birds. And it's too cold for this. Go to this google maps location she said. More presents awaits she said. But this is Wisconsin.

    Sixth Day – farm invitation

    Ok, so I was wrong about the birds being over. And this didn't end in a triumphant engagement with five other parties in some sort of ... arrangement. So, we're back to birds. But this time I don't have to keep them. I just have to watch them.

    Fifth Day – no more birds!

    I thought I was engaged. But if I am then there are four other parties involved, because there are four too many rings. At least there are no more birds. I have to say this is the most sensible of all of the gifts so far. Five days of gifts. I'm assuming there is some...

    Fourth Day

    I give up. It's not even funny. And I thought bird smell was the worst part. Nope, not when you are given birds when are genetically engineered to be really loud. And you know, these also look like chickens, but if the chickens were wearing a bib or something. i don't...

    Third Day

    More birds. Forget about the fact that she knows that I would never have a bird as a pet, I just got three chickens. Seriously, that's what they are: chickens. This one had a note about being caught up now, and that there are more deliveries. So I'm getting another...

    Second Day

    I'm receiving gifts from my girlfriend. Apparently she has no idea what I like. And they are odd. So the last gift was supposed to be a couple days ago, and this one was supposed to be yesterday. The shipping/arranging has been off due to the various mandates and...

    First Day

    I'm receiving gifts from my girlfriend. Apparently she has no idea what I like. And they are odd. I'm not a fan of birds as pets. Sorry.

    I want to help.

    The Alchemy for Life system can help you reach goals, but understanding how things work is just as important.   Contact Mark for speaking engagements, coaching and other inquiries.

    “I created Alchemy for Life™ because systems that take your life as a whole into account can’t help but be successful.   Life is made of three things and we spend it on five facets.”

    Mark Bradford

    Coach and creator of Alchemy for LIfe™, author of The Status Game & The Status Game II, OneSelf: Have faith. In yourself. and Alchemy For LIfe™.

    About Mark

    Mark Bradford founded Alchemy for Life™ and created the online life coaching system that helps you recover time, energy and resources so that you can take the big picture view of things.

    A long time entrepreneur, Mark ran his own technology consulting business before moving into coaching and speaking.

    His talks on balance, status and goals have been given to CEOs in transition, job-seekers, professional groups and congregations.

    The Status Game was his first book, which deals with navigating the ups and downs of online dating.  The Status Game II is a deep dive into status of all forms, including status in business and personal relationships.  The Status Game™ card game is a humorous demonstration of status in relationships, in which the goal is to marry one of the other players.

    His podcast – the Alchemy for Life podcast – is every Sunday and delves quickly into everything from New Near’s Resolutions, making course corrections in seeking a goal to interviews with amazing people from all over the globe.  The Alchemy For Life podcast was recognized as being one of Top Ten Most Relaxing podcasts.

    His latest book is the culmination of the wisdom gathered not just through his life, but through his coaching.  Alchemy for Life is due out in summer of 2019, on Amazon, local bookstores and your local library.