A sweet spot in golf is the perfect place to hit the ball. You know you’ve hit the sweet spot when you hear that addictive “crack” sound the driver makes as it connects and sends the ball on a victorious flight toward the green.
That kind of golf shot is addictive because you, your club, and your ball become one, and you feel the thrill of excellence in your body.
Today’s podcast guest is a golf pro, Cindy Miller. She understands how golf is a perfect metaphor for life. She not only teaches golf; she also teaches people how to master their inner game, become more confident, and step into their leadership.
You don’t have to play golf or even like it to enjoy today’s show. You will be entertained, challenged, and inspired by Cindy’s story. It will make you want to reach for your personal best in life and business.
Here are a few of the valuable things you’ll learn from Cindy Miller:
- How the only thing between you and success is the voice in your head
- How being the fat kid that school kids laughed at led to Cindy’s great success
- How Cindy buried her dream to be a professional golfer and then revived it
- How you can change your life by asking the question, “Why not me?”
- How golf can teach you how to forgive and know yourself
You’ll also gain some game changing insights into the relationship between golf and your life. Here’s a glimpse at some:
- Golf teaches you how to overcome any obstacle
- Golf trains you to appreciate solitude
- Golf leads you to consistent self reliance
- The power of accountability in golf and life
Cindy offers a powerful resource to everyone in this episode. She calls it the It Box. The 3 things in the It Box will help you discover and choose you are great at. The 3 things are:
- The pain (Cindy calls it a nail) that can make you find your WHY
- The mirror that shows you who you are
- seed that makes you take action toward meaningful change
CINDY’S FAVORITE BOOK
The Dream Giver by Bruce Wilkinson
CINDY’S FAVORITE QUOTE
“It’s never too late to be what you might have been.” – George Eliot
What is the Friday story? It’s the universal freedom cry of people who trade their time for money each week from Monday to Friday.
The expression TGIF makes people smile and celebrate time away from responsibility and, often, boredom.
But, is the Friday story something to smile about? It can be. And, it can also be a trap that keeps people stuck in unfulfilling work and mediocrity.
This episode explores the TGIF mindset. It aims to raise your awareness about the story you tell yourself that defines your work, your goals, and your dreams.
The TGIF story has three components:
- The Friday feeling
- The Friday habit
- The Friday story
This brief podcast challenges you to be brutally honest when you answer the question, “Do I love the work I do?
Today’s episode is an interview with Cody Byrns, a man with a jaw dropping inspiring story about overcoming horrific obstacles and achieving success and happiness.
Cody’s story is a journey from hope, through darkness and pain, to growth and enrichment.
Today, he is an internationally recognized speaker and #1 best selling author of the book, Scar Release: Breaking Free of yesterday’s Troubles.
As you listen, these are some fascinating discoveries you’ll make along the way:
- The influence of the circus and juggling on Cody’s life
- The sense of purpose Cody found in ministry school
- The day Cody’s life went up in flames at age 23 – (the true meaning of fired up)
- Waking up in a living nightmare three weeks after Cody’s horrific event
- The powerful test of Cody’s faith
- The two kinds of scars people must learn to heal
- How and why Codu learned to own his scars
- How clown school helped Cody heal
- The 4 step formula for overcoming any obstacle
- The somewhat hidden power of forgiveness
- The important distinction between going through life and growing through life
- The power and enormous value of creating a life vision
BOOKS IN THIS PODCAST
Scar Release: Breaking Free of Yesterday’s Troubles by Cody Byrns
Get Off Your But by Sean Stephenson (Cody’s favorite)
Radical Forgiveness by Colin Tipping
CODY’S FAVORITE QUOTE
“The key to success is playing the hand you were dealt like it’s the hand you wanted.” – Kaitlyn Walsh
DISCOVER MORE ABOUT CODY
You’re probably familiar with the idea of self talk. Maybe, you’re too familiar with it. You just assume you know what it is, so you take it for granted.
You understand self talk in your head. But, you don’t pay close attention to it in your daily life. Don’t worry. You are not alone.
This episode looks closely at the real power of self talk to enrich your life, or to destroy it. When self talk happens automatically and is not monitored it can create crazy stories.
Crazy stories are vivid narratives that sometimes lead to horrible actions. In this episode, we explore the self talk that triggers the violent actions of young school shooters.
When a human being loses it, goes ballistic, and explodes into a murderous rampage that ends the lives of many people, we are usually at a loss to explain the killer’s motives and actions.
We distance ourselves from the horror by labelling the person crazy. It makes us feel safe. We are sane, and the killer is crazy. It seems to put us in different worlds that are far apart. That’s just a coping mechanism. A story we create to protect our world and our identity.
Crazy stories in the minds of young school shooters are usually about deep unresolved feelings of insignificance. When people feel insignificant, they view the world as a very lonely, dark, and hostile place. Their self talk creates vivid painful stories that make their distorted view of life seem very real and unchangeable.
When the pain becomes too intense, people sometimes explode into violence to feel powerful, to be seen, heard, talked about, and remembered.
You and I all have some negative self talk that portrays us as smaller and less significant than we really are. It’s important to acknowledge that self talk and transform it.
You will find a powerful resource in this episode for developing a healthy empowering self image. That resource is called, The Ways of the Wizard, twenty life affirming and life transforming declarations that you can use daily to attract more of what you want into your life.
BOOK IN THIS PODCAST
Secrets of the Millionaire Mind by T. Harv Eker
This episode takes a deeper dive into the premise of my podcast; it explores the idea that every thought you have, every word you speak, is a story or part of a story.
That means that you are making up reality; you are making up and creating your life. You have the potential to create a life with zero limits. Will you do it?
I found the inspiration for today’s show in the work of Joe Vitale, one of the teachers in the famous movie, “The Secret.” Vitale co-authored, with Dr. Hew Len, a powerful book called, Zero Limits: The Secret Hawaiian System for Health, Wealth, Peace, and More.
The insights from the book support the idea that we are all storytellers, and that the lives we live, and the world we perceive, are creations of our minds.
You will discover the power behind Joe Vitale’s six zero limit insights:
Your mind chatter may strongly resist what you hear in this episode. That’s understandable because the ideas cannot be grasped by your logical mind. You literally must take a leap of faith and go to a place inside yourself beyond thought to experience the power of the six insights.
BOOKS IN THIS PODCAST
Zero Limits: The Secret Hawaiian System for Health, Wealth, Peace, and More by Joe Vitale and Dr. Hew Len
Secrets of the Millionaire Mind by T. Harv Eker
QUOTE IN THIS PODCAST
“No problem can be solved from the same level of consciousness that created it.” – Einstein