183: Wardrobe Stories

emotional baggage in items of clothing


The clothing you wear makes a statement. But what about the clothing you don’t wear? You know, the suits, dresses, jeans, slacks, and every other item that covers the human body that you stopped wearing a long time ago.

You don’t wear them. But you won’t give them up. Those pieces of clothing have their own unique wardrobe stories. Stories about you, the people in your life, and your past. Stories that carry a lot of emotional baggage.

This episode continues our conversation about decluttering your home. This one focuses specifically on the clothes you stopped wearing but allow to live in your closets and drawers, and, more importantly, in your heart and mind.

You’ll learn an exercise in today’s podcast that can help you release buried emotions that may be weighing you down and holding you back in life. You are going to confront and explore 3 kinds of clothing:

  1. Clothing that is connected to a previous relationship in your life. Maybe, it was a gift from your ex. Or, it was something that you wore when you dated your ex. The relationship ended, you stopped wearing the item of clothing, but it still takes up space in your home.
  2. An item of clothing that you bought and no longer care about or wear.
  3. Something that you no longer wear, but you still like it.

You will pick up each item separately, hold it, and begin a dialogue with it. You will know what to say and ask when emotions come to surface triggered by the clothing.

Finally, you will summon the courage to release the item and the emotions attached to it.

You’ll also hear my challenge to do a serious purge of your wardrobe and other objects in your home. When you do it, you may discover that you feel lighter. You may experience a new sense of freedom. You will have made space for new empowering things to enter your life.

This can be a huge breakthrough for you. You will learn that your past is a made up story. You will be free to write a new story with bright and inviting future.

So, listen, change, and grow.


Travesties – a play by Tom Stoppard

Extremities – a play by William Mastrosimone


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182: Music Power

secret powers of music


Here is one dictionary definition of music:  vocal or instrumental sounds (or both) combined in such a way as to produce beauty of form, harmony, and expression of emotion.

That’s an acceptable definition, but it doesn’t capture the essence of music power. It doesn’t hint at the power of music to heal, transform, and even, to save lives. Music power embraces all of these.

The guest of today’s episode is Bill Protzmann. He’s a musician. He’s also a man who has experienced the deepest meaning of music power, and he enriches people’s lives with what he’s learned.

These are a few of the enriching gems you’ll discover as Bill Protzmann and I take a deep dive into the magic of music:

  • How music literally saved Bill’s life
  • A journey from despair to joyful song writing
  • Music’s power to heal trauma
  • Practical Heart Kills & how music enriches them
  • How to identify your power music
  • The hidden magic of gratitude and appreciation
  • The relationship between music and business growth

You will also learn the difference between musical therapy and musical care. Why is that important? Because you can master musical care on your own and use it to enrich your life.


More Than Human: The Value of Cultivating the Human Spirit in Your Organization by Bill Protzmann

The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma by Bessel van der Kolk M.D.

In Our Eyes In Our Words: Portraits from the Edge of Society fine art book by artist, Jeff Horn

Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling

David Whyte’s Poetry


“If we could change ourselves, the tendencies in the world would also change. As a man changes his own nature, so does the attitude of the world change towards him. … We need not wait to see what others do.” – Ghandi

The above is usually misquoted as “Be the change you want to see in the world.”

“With great power comes great responsibility.” – Voltaire & Ben Parker in Spiderman





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181: Hidden Stories

hidden stories


There are silent hidden stories all around you. They are in your home. your office, anyplace that you repeatedly spend time in. 

Does that sound wacky? It is profoundly true. 

This short episode explores the hidden stories in familiar objects that we own. The question to ask is, “Do they own you?”

I’m not making this up. I’m sharing insights from a powerful book, Clutter Busting: Letting Go of What’s Holding You Back, by Brooks Palmer. 

Brooks’s expertise is decluttering. People hire him to help them get rid of unwanted things, usually in their homes. 

Why would anyone need help getting rid of stuff they don’t want? That’s where the stories come in.

Psychology has demonstrated that we get emotionally attached to inanimate objects. The reality TV show, Hoarders, focuses on extreme examples of Holding on tightly to clutter.

You can’t read Clutter Busting or listen to this episode and not learn something about yourself. One of the book’s fascinating stories is about a woman who could not let go of one year old notes from a class she had taken. She didn’t need the notes. In fact, the wer scattered on her floor. You’ll be amazed at what set her free.

I give you a challenge to release objects that you own and don’t use, want, or need anymore. It’s an invitation to choose a new level of freedom that will enrich and empower your life. 

Stop what you’re doing. Listen to Hidden Stories. It could be one the most transformational ten minutes of your life.


Clutter Busting: Letting Go of What’s Holding You Back, by Brooks Palmer


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180: Master Your Time

master your time


Are you time’s master or it’s slave? That is, without a doubt, the most important question to ask yourself right NOW!

I didn’t use all caps on the word now just for dramatic emphasis. I did it because now, today, this moment in history is the age of exponential digital technology.

The digital world can offer you paradise on earth – if you understand its rules and its tempo. If you don’t it will rob you of your most precious asset – TIME. Then you may experience hell on earth.

Make it a priority to master your time if you value happiness, success, and abundance.

Today’s guest is a man who was once enslaved by time. He freed himself from bondage. Today, he will show you exactly how to own your time, channel it effectively, and live a life of choice instead of slavish obligation.

Steven Griffith is the real deal who will help you quickly master your time. These are only a few highlights of the gems you’ll discover as you listen to Steven:

  • How to be unstoppable even when your dreams get crushed
  • Why so many smart people are slaves to time
  • What it means to have a toxic relationship with time
  • How the answer to the question, “Who is Time?” can transform your life
  • Why setting goals may not serve you
  • Why setting intentions gives you power
  • Why structure leads to freedom
  • The one question that will end your slavery to time
  • How a small shift in thinking can 12x your sales
  • The power and freedom you’ll gain when you do a Time Cleanse

Steven even offers you the formula to his powerful Time Excuse Diet. Try it for one week if you want to live a life by design.

He also gives you a sneak preview of what to expect from his new book, available on March 12, 2019. A few days from now!

The title is below. It is definitely not another time “management” book. You will never master your time by trying to manage it.


The Time Cleanse by Steven Griffith

Wherever You Go, There You Are by Jon Kabat-Zinn – Steven’s favorite book

The Miracle Morning by Hal Elrod

The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho


“Everything will be okay in the end. If it’s not okay, it’s not the end.” – Paulo Coelho


www.StevenGriffith.com/master-class – Go there NOW for Steven’s FREE masterclass on how to master your time.

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179: Dramatic Storytelling

dramatic storytelling


Should you use dramatic storytelling in all our communication? Yes, if you want to captivate your audience and make an impact with your words.

This episode reveals the secrets of dramatic communication in the work of David Mamet, acclaimed playwright and screenwriter.

It’s amazing how much you can learn from one page of a famous Mamet play, American Buffalo. 

You will hear me read the first page of the play’s opening scene. It is very short. The writing is sparse. And it is gripping.

You’ll discover how Mamet pulls you into his story and makes you want to hear more. you’ll be inspired by how he masterfully uses these dramatic storytelling techniques:

  • In Late, Out Early
  • Suspense
  • Cliffhangers
  • Show, Don’t Tell

You don’t have to be a playwright or screenwriter to effectively use these techniques in your communication.

You will hear a specific example of how to do what Mamet does in your own sales presentations and storytelling.

As you practice these techniques, you will transition from storytelling to storyselling.

You will also have more fun and become an entertaining and profitable communicator.

Ready to make your every word count? Listen to this episode. Then listen again.


American Buffalo by David Mamet

Glengarry Glen Ross by David Mamet


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