152: Holiday Memes

holiday memes


Happy December, the season of the holiday memes. Huh? What’s a meme, and what’s it got to do with the holidays?

A meme is an element of culture or system of behavior that is passed from one individual to another by imitation.

This episode explores the beliefs and “festive” images that bombard you during the December holidays. They are meant to cheer you up. But they can play havoc with your emotions if you are not mentally prepared for them.

Here’s some of the fun stuff you’ll hear and learn about as we undress the holiday memes:

  • The origin of the word meme
  • How things we hate can become things we love overnight
  • Why all beliefs are made up stories
  • The media holiday traps to avoid if you want to feel good
  • The 5 biggest memes guaranteed to spoil you holidays
  • Why no one is better off than anyone else

Plus, you will discover 12 “weapons of mass empowerment” that will lift you spirits high during the upcoming holiday season, In fact, they can empower you for the rest of you life.

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150: Identity Switch

multiple personalities


Who are you? Do you really know? Are you the same person all the time? Or, do you do an identity switch depending on the circumstances or the people you are with?

Don’t worry. If you answered yes to the identity switch question, that’s a good thing. Unless of course, you’re not aware of it, or you do it to manipulate and fool people. That kind of identity switch is not healthy or ethical.

Meet Madelyn Wilkinson, today’s smart, funny, passionate, compassionate podcast guest. She’s a master of the identity switch. In her case, it means that she is evolving, self-aware, and not afraid of change. In other words, she is always growing and intensely alive.

Madelyn has identified and nurtured six personality traits in herself that have developed into independent characters or personas. Each one shows up when it is most appropriate for her to show up.

This episode is an excellent and unique example of “changing your story.”

You may be thinking that we all act differently in different situations. Most of us do. But Madelyn takes the identity switch a step further. Her different personas have different wardrobes, thoughts, emotions, and actions. That may sound like trickery to you. It isn’t at all. It’s about giving yourself permission to be fully present and authentic in all situations.

Listen to Madelyn’s entertaining, revealing, thought provoking story. Here are a few highlights:

  • Madelyn’s secret for creating magic in her world
  • The persona that delights children and inspires them to grow
  • Who Madelyn is as a secret agent
  • The freedom of switching from childlike innocence to bold sultry confidence
  • The friendly battle between Madelyn’s different personas


  1. Maddie
  2. Madelyn
  3. Madelyn Sloane (secretly her favorite)
  4. Sloane
  5. Miss Maddie
  6. Ms. Wilkinson


Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling

Autobiography of a Yogi by Paramahansa Yogananda

Red Hot and Holy by Sera Beak

Bold: How to Go Big, Create Wealth and Impact the World by Peter H. Diamandis and Steven Kotler

The Magician’s Way by William Whitecloudfeminism


“You are in the best position for the experiences you need, and you will not be kept there a moment longer than is your ultimate good. Live, grow, unfold, living your life the best you can, and be kind.” – Somebody

“Some days I am more wolf than woman, and I’m still learning how to stop apologizing for my wild.” – Nikita Gill

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146: Your Dream Life

Live Your Dreams


This is a no nonsense podcast episode about the simple daily habits that will propel you toward the life of your dreams.

Our guest is Denise Walsh who has been on Change Your Story, Change Your life once before. She has just created the Dream Life Daily Journal;  it may be just what you need to rock your world as we approach a new year.

Even if you never get Denise’s Dream Life Daily Journal, you will discover many empowering gems in today’s show. here are just a few:

  • The awesome power of a very short daily ritual
  • The magic of shifting your thoughts and actions just 1%
  • How to be your life’s puppet master every single day
  • How to hit new highs even if you are already successful
  • Why setting intentions to create your day should not be optional
  • The science behind intentions
  • How habits work
  • Learning to always expect the best to happen
  • The powerful difference between emotions and feelings
  • Why no one can ever hurt you again
  • Secrets of great actors that you can transform you life immediately
  • The enriching power of gratitude and meditation

You will also learn how to conquer overwhelm and many other important life hacks.


The Compound Effect by Darren Hardy

High Performance Habits by Brendon Burchard – FREE COPY

The Miracle Morning by Hal Elrod


www.DreamLifeToolkit.com – Two FREE GIFTS from Denise


Define Your Life – my first interview with Denise Walsh




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145: Puppet Story


Are you living a puppet story? How do you know if you are?

One way is answer the question, “What is the difference between my emotions and my feelings?”

Seems like a trick question. But, it’s not. This podcast episode has the power to free you from the whims of your emotions.

Listen to it to discover the liberating answer to my puzzling question.

You’ll gain another powerful resource to create and live your own life by design.


High Performance Habits: How Extraordinary People Become That Way by Brendon Burchard. (FREE COPY)

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144: Your Life Shift


What do the words, you life shift, mean?  In this podcast episode they mean the decisions and actions that will take you from where you are now to where you want to be in your life.

Of course, none of this applies to you if you are exactly where you want to be. In that case, listen to a different podcast.

The truth is that we are living in an age of tumultuous change, uncertainty, and confusion. In this environment, many people globally are actively seeking a better way to live. If you are one of them, today’s podcast is for you.

Our guest is John Hinkle, a man who made a major shift in his own life when the foundation for his success in the corporate world began to fall apart. John did some deep soul searching, created his own new path to success, then reinvented himself as a coach and mentor who helps others transform their lives and identities. He also wrote an inspiring book on the subject called, SHIFT: Moving From Where You Are to the Life You Want.

Here are some of the inspiring highlights John’s story:

  • What it means to be a “someday person”
  • What life feels like in the corporate spin zone
  • Why the majority of people are not financially prepared to retire
  • The 3 things that compelled John to shift
  • The danger of making excuses for staying stuck
  • The power of making a firm decision
  • Learning to begin with the end in mind
  • Choosing your own board of directors
  • The proven 5 Shift Principles


The Holy Bible

SHIFT: Moving From Where You Are to the Life You Want by John Hinkle & Russell Lake

The Magician’s Way: What It Really Takes to Find Your Treasure by William Whitecloud

Bold: How to Go Big, Create Wealth and Impact the World by Peter H. Diamandis & Stephen Kotler

The Five Dysfunctions of a Team by Patrick Lencioni

The Power of Moments: Why Certain Experiences Have Extraordinary Impact by Chip Heath & Dan Heath


“The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity. The fears are paper tigers. You can do anything you decide to do.” – Amelia Earhart


www.ShiftPrinciples.com/Change – FREE GIFT for You

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