Archive for March 2018

92: Define Your Life


Life is an exciting turbulent river. Most people allow life’s current to carry them where it will. When they don’t like their destination, they blame it on circumstances.

Leaders navigate life’s waters with purpose and intention. They set and control their sail to end up at their chosen destination. They life by choice and self responsibility. They shape their circumstances and define their lives.

Denise Walsh is a leader. She began her journey to self-determination as a clinical psychologist working with families in a mental health agency. She wanted to make a greater impact on people’s lives than her job permitted.

She took action and became a certified trainer with Jack Canfield who wrote The Success Principles, as well as an elite coach with the John Maxwell Team, renowned for its world class leadership training.

Her commitment to personal growth has taken her to the top ranks of her network marketing company where she continues to nurture a team of emerging leaders.

Denise has developed the expertise for igniting  the fire of purpose in others, helping them reach their full potential and success.

She offers fascinating insights on the motivational power of jealousy, the relationship between spirituality, neuroscience, and business, and the thought process that can free you from guilt and regret.

She will also inspire couples who want to deepen their intimacy and help each other thrive emotionally and financially. Discover how her bikini contest brought her closer to her husband.

Listen to this interview with Denise, open yourself to her thoughts and energy, and allow her to enrich you.


Retire Your Husband by Denise Walsh

The Compound Effect by Darren Hardy

The Strangest Secret by Earl Nightingale

Sacred Commerce: Business as a Path of Awakening  by Matthew & Terces Engelhart

The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz


“Watch your thoughts for they become words. Watch your words for they become actions. Watch your actions for they become…habits. Watch your habits, for they become your character. And watch your character, for it becomes your destiny! What we think we become.” – Margaret Thatcher

“Physics extends beyond what is scientifically known today. The future will show that what we now call occult or the supernatural is based on a science not yet developed, but whose first instant steps are being taken as we speak.” – Nikola Tesla


Facebook: Denise Heffron Walsh


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91: Words or Weapons


Your words create your reality. Be aware of the words you say to yourself every day, consciously or unconsciously. You are happy or sad, productive or frustrated, growing or stuck, rich or poor because of the language you use in your daily self-talk.


  • “The pen is mightier than the sword.” 0:33
  • Quote from novelist and playwright, Edward Bulwer Lytton. 0:41
  • I’m launching an additional short weekly episode of Change Your Story, Change Your Life. 0:55
  • This new format is called One Word Story. 1:13
  • Words shape your reality. 1:35
  • A variation on “the pen is mightier than the sword.” 1:55
  • Variation was said by Robert Burton in “The Anatomy of Melancholy,” written in the early 17th century. 2:06
  • Burton’s variation: “A blow with a word strikes deeper than a blow with a sword.” 2:15
  • How often do you hurt yourself with your words? 2:35
  • We will explore a different word in each short episode. 2:50
  • You will become aware of the multiple meanings of the words you use. 2:56
  • Learn and apply the Giggle Test. 3:16
  • Sometimes, a great compliment can make you uncomfortable. 3:21
  • We all have great potential talent. 4:25
  • Final thought: You can either lead or be led. 4:37
  • You can’t truly lead unless you read. 4:45
  • There are no reasons for not reading, only excuses. 5:51
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90: Claim Your Worth


What is an expert, and what is expertise? I’m sure there are as many answers to this question as there are people who hear it.

David C. Baker is an expert on expertise. He has thought long and hard about what makes someone an expert, and he illuminates the subject with precision, clarity and depth in his book, “The Business of Expertise.”

If you are an entrepreneur who wants to take your business to new heights, you’ll gain insight on how to do it from my interview with David, today’s guest.

The power and value of David’s knowledge and his view of expertise extend way beyond business. They will enrich people who who want to deepen and strengthen their sense of self worth.

A successful expert masters a set of skills and a body of knowledge. They will never be felt by the people who need them if the expert lacks confidence and self worth.

A surefire sign of wavering self worth is the inability to say no to prospective clients who are not a good fit for your business.

Your ability and willingness to say no to new clients and customers, to requests for discounts, to lowering your standards that are beyond a prospect’s  comfort zone will ensure the integrity of your business and elevate its perceived value.

If you have any difficulty saying no in life and business, you deserve to listen to this interview with David C. Baker.

David also offers a refreshing view of intelligence. He equates intelligence with pattern matching. People who quickly perceive patterns are more likely to embrace systems that help businesses to expand and thrive.

Listen to David and learn strong positioning secrets; learn how to step into your power and easily say, “I’m smart, and I know it,” without feeling uncomfortable or arrogant.

Another great reason to listen to this interview is to spend time with a multifaceted man who has humble beginnings and an exciting sense of adventure.


The Business of Expertise by David C. Baker

Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life by Anne Lamott

Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us by Daniel H. Pink

When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing by Daniel H. Pink

To Sell Is Human: The Surprising Truth About Motivating Others by Daniel H. Pink


“Learning never exhausts the mind.” – Leonardo da Vinci


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89: Last Bad Day


How can a severe accident, a near death experience, become a person’s greatest gift? You will discover the inspiring answer to that question in this podcast.

Michael OBrien was living a successful life – on the surface. He had a career, money, family, everything that is supposed to add up to happiness. Behind this facade, at the core of his being, he felt trapped and unfulfilled. In his own words, he was a “human doer,” not a human being. Unfortunately,  many people live this way.

Fortunately,  you don’t have to almost lose your life to transform from human doer to human being. Michael’s experience and the lessons he learned from it can help you enrich your life personally and financially.

Michael fell in love with bicycles as a child. His passion for cycling grew into his adulthood. He took his bike with him on a business trip with the intention of combining work with pleasure. That decision almost killed him. For a while, it turned him into a vengeful person.

Learn how he  turned anger into love, fear into courage, despair into hope, how he stopped being a victim to life’s circumstances and became a victor instead.

Michael OBrien offers you many other gems in today’s episode. He illuminates the difference between chasing happiness and being truly happy; he helps you understand the importance of your moment to moment self talk and why you should doubt your doubts.

There’s more than exciting, valuable, serious stuff in today’s episode. There’s warmth, humor, and entertainment. So join us for some fun and enrichment. You may come away with the priceless fit of knowing how to have your last bad day.


Shift: Creating Better Tomorrows by Michael OBrien

Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl


“When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves.”  – Viktor Frankl

“The one thing you can’t take away from me is the way I choose to respond to what you do to me. The last of one’s freedoms is to choose one’s attitude in any given circumstance.” – Viktor Frankl

“When the going gets tough the tough get going.” – Joseph P. Kennedy, Knute Rockne, Lottsa Peeps.

“Great teams work together after a tough loss.” – Ron Brown


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88: Murder Story


There are schools, and there are schools. Some are highly respected by society. They offer book learning, a competitive grading system, and a fast track to the top of the social ladder.

Some of these schools  have have higher prestige, status, and celebrity than others. A diploma or degree  from one of these institutions can open many doors that lead to respect, social acceptance, and wealth.

The street can also serve as a school. So can a prison. Your education in these hard knuckle schools will not earn you society’s blessings or certificates that open doors. But they can definitley give you a priceless education.

They can teach you survival and a profound understanding of human psychology,  They can unleash creativity. They can cultivate compassion; They can offer you hard won lessons of  great wisdom.

These schools can destroy you. If they don’t, they can forge integrity and strength of character and prepare you to enrich the world with your unique brand of authenticity and contribution.

Will Latif Little forged his character and special gifts on the streets of Philadelphia and in Holmesburg Prison, a terrifying penitentiary known as the Terradome to its inmates.

Will Little served ten years in the Terradome for murder. His own tagline describes him as a man who went from convicted murderer to committed life coach. Here are some of his accolades:

  • He leaves people forever changed.
  • No one forgets Will Little.
  • He’s a category of one.

Those words do not express unearned praise. Will played a high stakes game to win them. It was a life and death game.

Will emerged from prison, a wise, loving, intuitive, and compassionate person with a gift for healing others. He heals damaged and disturbed psyches; he heals souls.

He is an author, speaker, and mentor to troubled youth.

Give yourself the special gift of hearing this authentic inspiring man on today’s episode of Change Your Story, Change Your Life.


ICY – Inner City Youth: The Life & Times of Will Little byWill Latif Little and Christopher Skog

The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz

The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership by John C. Maxwell


“Where there is a will, there is a way.” – Pauline Kael


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