Episodes

Oct. 11, 2021

What’s Your Leisure? Crack Your Code to Relaxation

How many of you feel guilty when you take time to do nothing? Sounds silly, but Leisure time, relaxation, even just doing nothing, is important. Equally important is making sure the way you are spending that precious downtime...

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Oct. 4, 2021

Ever Get the Feeling They Just Don’t Want You? How Do You Decide When…

Selling, like dating, takes insight, intuition, and discretion to know when a prospect is interested. Will they return my calls? Are they telling me the truth? Have they been open about their selection process? Do they seem w...

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Sept. 27, 2021

Did We Just Become Best Friends? How To Build Professional Relationsh…

Human beings are naturally social creatures. Being in a business setting doesn’t change that. Good relationships with colleagues will make our jobs more enjoyable. In the episode, we interview Martina Davitkova of Coconut Sof...

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Sept. 20, 2021

Fear or Phobia. Are You Letting One of These Hold You Back?

Joe certainly has his phobias! You’ll hear him talk about them while Cristina also shares one of hers. As usual, Cristina’s phobia has some merit. But Joe’s? So what’s the difference between a fear and a phobia? Fear is a …

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Sept. 13, 2021

A visit with Your Advocate Alliance (YAA)- Entrepreneurship, fatherly…

A visit with Your Advocate Alliance (YAA)- Entrepreneurship, fatherly wisdom, and auto advice Join us this week as we visit with Ray and Zach Shefska, founders of Your Advocate Alliance (YAA), a father-son duo that is revolut...

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Sept. 6, 2021

Yes. You Should Delegate More of Your Tasks to Others

The best leaders are masters at delegation. They know how to empower their teams to get work done. Delegating isn’t just giving work to others. It’s also creating an environment where employees are proud of their work and can...

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Aug. 30, 2021

Episode 28 Are You Listening to Me?

Are You Listening to Me? How many times has someone said that to you? How many times have you said that to someone? Listening is something so important, yet so easy to NOT do. But why? Seems like an easy …

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Aug. 23, 2021

Hit the Mark Part 3: 5 Steps to Flawless Written Communication

In the world today- the majority of communication is written. What you put in an email or text is forever. Don’t let poorly written or improperly crafted emails or texts embarrass you or tarnish your image. Writing clear, con...

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Aug. 16, 2021

Hit the Mark Part 2: Three Simple Concepts for Crystal Clear Communic…

Communication is by far one of the most valuable skills in any person’s toolkit. At any point in your career, or in everyday life, being an effective communicator is key to your success. Do you want to communicate better? In …

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Aug. 9, 2021

Hit the Mark: How to Make Complex Ideas Understandable

The purpose of communicating is so everyone involved understands the information. That sounds simple enough. But is it really? Miscommunication happens so frequently causing challenges in all aspects of business and personal ...

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Aug. 1, 2021

Get Everything You want Out of Life. Four Steps to Build and Exude Se…

Having self-confidence is an attitude and mindset about your skills and capabilities. Your goals and dreams are limited unnecessarily when we limit or diminish our own abilities. It’s easy to lose confidence if you don’t beli...

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July 25, 2021

Attributes of great customer service: Wowing Your Customers is the Fu…

What motivates you to buy a certain product or choose a specific brand? Do you often purchase the least expensive item or will you pay more when there is a lower-cost alternative? Why? It’s useful to think about our own …

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July 18, 2021

A Message to Garcia- a Powerful Message on Taking Initiative

A Little Known Message from the Past Contains your Success Secret for today and the future. In this episode, Joe shares a story from 1889. (No, Joe was NOT born in 1889!) This story from the past expresses the timeless …

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July 12, 2021

An Easy Morning Routine to Set You Up for Success

We are all bombarded daily with calls, texts, emails, work, and family responsibilities. No wonder it’s so easy to have an entire day go by with nothing of importance accomplished. Just thinking about these daily distractions...

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July 4, 2021

Personal Mission Statement - Who do You Really Want to Be?

If you find yourself working hard with lots to do, yet little fulfillment, maybe it’s time to step back and ponder the following quote by Billionaire investor Warren Buffett: ”The difference between successful people and real...

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June 27, 2021

The impact of Volunteerism, a Rotary Club Conversation

Giving back. What does this mean to you, or for you? There’s no doubt that volunteering your time, giving back to others, has benefits that far exceed the obvious. But what are some of these benefits? What can we glean …

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June 20, 2021

The Seasons of Fatherhood

Happy Father’s Day to all the dads out there, all those celebrating the father figures in their lives or missing a father. Fathers are ordinary men, given superhuman strength at different times when raising children. In this ...

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June 14, 2021

Opportunity Cost: The Potential Benefits You Miss out On when Choosin…

Opportunity costs can be easily overlooked, even missed entirely. That’s why awareness of this concept is so important. Does Joe install an appliance himself to save money or record this podcast? Does Cristina clean her house...

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June 6, 2021

The Myth of Being Caught Up

Is it really possible to be caught up? Is being caught up even something desirable? We all have so many tasks, responsibilities, and obligations. Just thinking about them can be overwhelming. And guess what? They’re not going...

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May 30, 2021

Eureka Moments

Have you ever struggled with a challenge, or perhaps can’t figure out how to say something? Then, when you least expect it, the answer amazingly comes to you, or the words just start flowing? That’s what this episode is about...

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May 23, 2021

The Trouble with Expert Opinions

Experts are everywhere these days. There is much to learn from them, but we must also be careful. It’s easy to feel inferior or believe their methods are the best methods, to be followed to the letter. In this episode, …

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May 16, 2021

The Stories That We Tell: A Death in Syracuse

We hear stories every day as we go through life...have you ever wondered how many of those stories are true? In this episode, we reveal a family secret that Joe discovered and what it taught us about the stories we’ve …

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May 9, 2021

Break Through Your Invisible Wall and Reach Your Full Potential

What is an invisible wall...or the recently popularized term “Imposter Syndrome?” If you’ve ever doubted your abilities or felt like a fraud, you’re not alone. In this episode, Cristina and Joe dig into their own invisible wa...

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May 2, 2021

A is for Attitude!

What is the cost of a bad attitude? Bad attitudes disrupt organizations, families, and friendships. A persistent bad attitude can ruin careers, marriages, and relationships of all kinds. We’ve all had a bad attitude at differ...

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