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What do you do when you reach the point that your punch-the-clock job is no longer an option? What do you do when you realize that you are virtually unemployable?

Today's guest knows exactly what that is like. Eleven years ago, she made the decision to stay at home with her two sons and to start a new business. After many ups and downs, her new vision is to inspire other parents to create their own successful parent entrepreneur lifestyles. She is encouraging others to make the time and the money to be able to raise their kids and enjoy the fruits of their labors.

About Mary Kathryn Johnson

Mary is the founder and host of Parent Entrepreneur Power, and if you ever asked yourself:

“What Power Tools do successful Parent Entrepreneurs use that I can use too?”

“How do other parents in business successfully juggle their entrepreneurial duties with kids?”

“What resources can I use to stay focused on my Freedom-based business?”

Then Mary is THE go-to expert on the subject.

Direct download: Episode_30.mp3
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The feeling of thankfulness is not accidental. It's not something that you just randomly discover one day or that you suddenly wake up feeling. Thankfulness comes from practice. It is developed intentionally.

In the United States, this is the week that we all are mindful of thankfulness. Perhaps we even share some things for which we are thankful around the table on Thursday, and resolve to be more thankful next year.

And then Friday comes. That thankful feeling is replaced by the same mundane feelings of every other day.

Thankfulness should be an everyday practice. Thankfulness is directly tied to your levels of productivity and performance, and therefore your success at work, your income, and the stability of your relationships.

In short, thankfulness is one of the lynchpins in determining your ability to live out your calling, achieve your dreams, and change the world.

So, how can you be more thankful throughout the year? Here are 9 ways.

Direct download: Episode_29.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

Think back to your darkest days. What were you feeling at the time? What happened as a result? Today's guest has an inspiring story of overcoming serious adversity, some of which he has never shared before, despite recording hundreds of podcast episodes. It will inspire you and teach you.

I'm not going to share much of this guest's story, because he tells it so well. Sit back, relax and learn about overcoming adversity, what the true job security really is, and inspiring solopreneurs around the world.

So join me in a great conversation with a fellow World Changer, Michael O'Neal.

About Michael

Born in Toledo Ohio (Land of Klinger) and a current resident of San Diego (via Philly, Boulder, Denver, and Brussels), today's guest brought home grammar school report cards that always read:  “Doesn’t live up to his potential” and “Talks too much."  One of those pieces of feedback would come in handy, as he is now the founder and host of the award-winning and much acclaimed business and entertainment podcast, "The Solopreneur Hour with Michael O'Neal." The show, which in less than one year has already garnered more than 1 million downloads, features lively and highly engaging conversations between Michael and his various (and often much sought-after) guests.

I'll let Michael share some of the more amazing details of his life and his story, so make sure to listen to this awesome interview!

Direct download: Episode_28.mp3
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Have you ever been so exhausted that you just gave up on a goal or dream? Have you ever faced challenges so daunting that you just quit? If like me you have, you don’t look back on that time with fondness, do you?

That’s because you know deep down inside that the moment when the exhaustion was at its peak, your goal or dream was within reach. When you let the fatigue become an excuse to give up, you give in to the enemy of your dreams. Call it Resistance. Call it the devil. Call it fear. Whatever it is, when you give in to fatigue, you give up on greatness.

Last week, in episode 25, I talked about how to beat fatigue. Exercise, supplements, fresh air, hydration, etc. I shared 11 tips and don’t get me wrong, they are all valid or I wouldn’t have shared them. But there is more to the story than just those.

Sometimes fatigue is nothing more than an obstacle that you have to fight through and that’s what we’re going to talk about today.

Direct download: Episode_27.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

What were you doing when you were 21? Well, today’s guest is truly changing the world…and he’s only 21 years old.

Today’s guest is a youngster who makes me feel old. He’s full of energy, doing amazing things, and is out there changing the world. You are going to LOVE his story today.

We talk about how he and his brother are helping to save 10,000 people from dying of malaria.

We also discuss:

  • How he wrote two best-selling books before he was old enough to rent a car
  • Where his inspiration comes from
  • His definition of productivity
  • His top 3 productivity hacks

Join me in a great conversation with a fellow World Changer, Chandler Bolt.

Direct download: Episode_26.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:18pm EDT

It's that time of year for many of us. We're trying to hit our year end goals, it's cold and flu season, the days are darker and colder, and for people like my retail clients and me, it's just plain busy. So how do you push yourself and not suffer the consequences? I share exactly how to do that in today’s episode.

I pushed myself to the brink of disaster.

I woke up Christmas morning exhausted, sick, and fifteen pounds heavier than I was two months before. I was at the tail end of a seven-week marathon of ninety-hour workweeks and my body and mind were paying the price.

By Christmas morning, I was mentally and physically fatigued. I had a horrible cold that lasted far too long, and my pants didn’t fit very well. I was an absolute mess.

Sometimes you have to push. That is a fact of life. There are times that call for extra effort, extra focus, and extra hours. But when you do, it doesn’t mean that your body has to end up in shambles.

Today I share 11 things I learned during that rough time and what I am doing differently now.

Direct download: Episode_25.mp3
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It's not every day that I get to interview my favorite podcaster.

Well, that's exactly what I got to do recently.

I was honored to recently interview the great Ray Edwards, host of my favorite podcast, The Ray Edwards Show.

We discuss overcoming fear, his philosophy on business, prospering with purpose, and how he is changing the world. I hope you'll join Ray and I for this awesome conversation.

About Ray

Ray is a copywriter by trade (meaning he writes sales copy, so don’t ask him how to copyright your new widget). He has worked with some of the most powerful voices in leadership and business including New York Times bestselling authors Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen (Chicken Soup for the Soul), and Tony Robbins. He is also a speaker and author, hosts my favorite podcast, and wrote the #1 Amazon Bestseller Writing Riches. Oh, but there is so much more to this man.

Direct download: Episode_24.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

There is a book that has been a surprising source of happiness in my life over the past three years.

It’s a children’s book that has condensed hundreds of years of psychological research into a book that can be read in less than five minutes.

It’s called Let’s Be Happy by P.K. Hallinan and it sums up all that has been said by William James, Martin Seligman, and decades of positive psychologists and other gurus.

As far as impact on my life and ability to inspire, I put it right up there with Oh, The Places You’ll Go by Dr. Seuss in the Must-Read Children’s Books category.

In today’s episode I share what this book has meant to me and how you can apply its principles in your life.

Direct download: Episode_23.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

Today, we're going to talk about gossip.

If you're going to live out your purpose and change the world, you have to stop gossip.

Gossip can derail a mission, cripple an organization, and destroy lives faster than almost anything else can. It's poison...and it must be stopped.

But how? If you are overwhelmed at the prospect of stopping gossip, this podcast is for you. It's easier than you think, if you use the four methods I suggest in today's show.

Direct download: Episode_22.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

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