Wonder

The sea is a completely different world than we experience everyday. Perhaps that’s why so many people love to escape by diving or snorkeling. Check out this amazing underwater video; it’s probably unlike anything you’ve seen before. Relax. Get your eyes off yourself. Contemplate the wonder of the world and the person who imagined it...

011: Top Must-Have Phone Apps Oct28

011: Top Must-Have Phone Apps...

http://media.blubrry.com/gcoyl/p/media.medeor.co/gcoyl/11-Rodney_-Top_Smartphone_apps-1.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 37:00 — 33.9MB)Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSDr. Deb chats with Get Control Of Your Life webmaster, Rodney Blevins, about their favorite smartphone apps that help them be productive, save money & have fun. Rodney’s List: (in no particular order) RunKeeper Google Maps Amazon Music Converter & Converter Plus Car insurance company app (like Geico) Local news station app (weather alerts, etc.) Walmart Savings Catcher Kindle Deb’s list: (in no particular order) Podcast (for iOS) or Stitcher for Android Sleep Cycle Bank apps (like 1st Bank & Wells Fargo) TV Guide Reminders (iOS) or other to-do apps like Tada NPR (or other news apps) Audible WeatherBug Grocery store app (like Safeway, etc.) YNAB (The app companion to the financial desktop software You Need A Budget. Click on the name to receive a $6 discount on purchase of the desktop...

Valuing Relationships...

Twenty friends had gathered to celebrate my birthday. What was lovely is that the evening was not all about me, it was about friendships. Some were new friends, some relationships went back more than 30 years. It was good because it was fundamentally human–to love and be loved, and to make connections with...

010: Rate Your Life Oct14

010: Rate Your Life

http://media.blubrry.com/gcoyl/p/media.medeor.co/gcoyl/10-Rate_Your_Life-2.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 13:47 — 12.6MB)Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSWe all need tools to help us measure our lives and track our progress. The Wheel of Life is a great tool that helps you rate career, health & fitness, money, relationships, personal development and spirituality. In this episode, life coaches Jeannette Slater and Dr. Deb discuss the usefulness of the wheel as a tool to rate six areas of your your life. We discuss how it has been helpful in our own lives as well as some of our coaching clients. Click here to access the wheel. Print it out and spend a few minutes to reflect on these aspects of your life. Rate each one by circling a number between 1 and 10. Then draw a line to connect all the circled numbers. It’s very difficult to make actual goals when you don’t know where you’re starting or where you want to...

How Successful People Think Oct13

How Successful People Think...

I saw a great movie. Well it wasn’t a great MOVIE, but it was a GREAT STORY about a GREAT MAN. The film was Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story. Dr. Ben Carson is one of the most celebrated neurosurgeons in the world. He pioneered new surgeries, forcing himself to consider techniques that had never been thought of. In 1987 he successfully separated craniopagus (Simese) twin boys joined at the head, saving the lives of both infants. (All previous attempts by others had always resulted in the loss of one twin.) Dr. Carson’s road to a successful career at Johns Hopkins was anything but easy. He was not born with a silver spoon in his mouth; his parents were not social aristocrats. Ben, in fact, was raised by a single illiterate mother who simply believed in her two boys and pushed them beyond themselves. As a kid, Ben was a handful; he made poor grades, had a terrible temper and suffered low self-esteem. Later his wife miscarried twins and he endured racism from medical colleagues. Though she was uneducated, Ben’s mother understood the power of education. While working as a housekeeper for an avid bookworm, she took a cue from his turned-off television veiled by stacks of books. She restricted TV-watching at home and  required her boys to read two books a week. That was life-changing. Ben’s grades improved and he developed a life-long passion for learning. In his book, How Successful People Think: Change Your Thinking, Change Your Life, John Maxwell shared six key lifestyle principles: Expose Yourself to Good Input. He wrote, “Good thinkers always prime the pump of ideas. They always look for things to get the thinking process started, because what you put in always impacts what comes out… Read...

009: Living Creatively Oct08

009: Living Creatively...

http://media.blubrry.com/gcoyl/p/media.medeor.co/gcoyl/9-Living_Creatively-Avakian-2.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 28:54 — 47.0MB)Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSWe are all creative. Though some of us have conformed to the status quo, thinking that made us good members of the group. But it’s the people who try new things, do things in a different way, and have fun in the process who often make very special contributions to the world. In this episode, graphic designer and visual linguist, Joseph Avakian, offers some thoughts on being creative in relationships, your career and life in general. Joseph mentioned Ken Robinson as one who contends our schools kill creativity. You can watch the video by clicking here. We discussed the importance of asking why. This is beautifyully articulated in a video by Simon Sinek titled Start With Why. Sinek has a book by the same titled. You can purchase it...

What Is A Podcast?

“Podcast” refers to audio or video content that is available through the Internet. There are thousands of podcasts (more than 115,000 in English alone) that offer content as diverse as comedy, news, tech talk, self-help, religion, trivia, hobbies, money, pop culture, and education. The name podcast combines the terms “iPod” (the original audio player developed by Apple) and “broadcast.” When the iPod was released, Steve Jobs said you could carry 1,000 tunes in your pocket. Soon all kinds of groups and individuals realized they could bypass traditional media like TV and radio stations and produce their own content to distribute as podcasts and make them easily available via the Internet. Now, with all sorts of audio players and especially smart phones (that have lots of storage capacity) you can carry so much more in your pocket! You can access all kinds of free content that you either stream or download and listen to it anywhere. And with built-in speakers on most devices, you don’t even have to wear headphones anymore! The most popular place to access podcast content is iTunes. In July 2013, Apple reported it hit 1 billion subscriptions via its iTunes store. That represents a LOT of content and interest. While you can listen (or watch) a podcast on your computer, it’s usually more convenient to load programs on a portable device, like a smart phone. Podcast audiences usually install a podcast app on their device to browse podcast categories and find content they like. Apple has its own podcast app. Android devices can download a variety of podcast apps including Stitcher and DoggCatcher. Once you find a person or topic you would like to follow, you subscribe to their particular podcast. Your app is then updated every time a new episode...