Month: May 2013

How Are Your 2013 Goals Coming? – QLMS #015

Back in December, I first set goals for 2013. I’ve shared some updates for the first couple months, but dropped the ball since March. In this episode, I review over these goals, where I am, and what I’m going to be working on. First, in light of Memorial Day, I’d like to thank all those…

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Overcoming Bitterness – Guest on The Artist’s Suitcase Podcast

I had the privilege to talk with Kent Sanders on his podcast, The Artist’s Suitcase. Kent was featured on episode #008 of the Quality Living Made Simple podcast, and he shared some great tips about using Evernote. On his podcast, I shared some of my experiences regarding bitterness. Here’s a short summary: What is bitterness?…

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What is Really Important – Reflecting on the Oklahoma Tornadoes – QLMS #014

I’m sure that most, if not all, of you have heard about the tornadoes that ripped through Oklahoma and other places on May 19-20. I read reports that the tornado on May 20 that went through Moore, OK, was between 1-2 miles wide. It’s wind gusts were near 200 mph at times. It ranks among…

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Don’t Give Up – You Can Go Farther Than You Think You Can

I periodically like to watch “Facing the Giants” (great movie!), or have it playing in the background. I had it on yesterday while I was doing some work, and felt like I needed to share this clip. As I’ve mentioned, I’m taking some time to scale back in some areas of my life so I…

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Facing Risk in Your Life – QLMS #013

In this episode, I reflect on risk. We face risks all the time. Sometimes the risks are small. Sometimes they are huge. We need to learn to properly handle risk. In Jon Acuff’s book “Quitter,” he has a chapter devoted to facing risk in light of pursing your dream job. Risk brings fear with it,…

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Procrastination: Understanding Why You Do It – QLMS #012

In this episode, I talk about procrastination. This is an area I struggle with, and I am working on breaking the cycle of procrastination so I can get more accomplished and improve my quality of life. You may also like to go back and listen to episode #009 where I talk with Kent Sanders about…

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Even Superman Has to Take Off His Cape

I’m not really Superman. I’m not even Clark Kent. But, sometimes I like to put on his cape and pretend. Growing up, I used to use a towel, pillow case, or small blanket around my shoulders and neck. I would turn myself into Superman. There was even a  little while that I had a real,…

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10 Simple Steps to Education from Wisdom Meets Passion

In episode #011, I interviewed Dan Miller about pursuing work you love. Part of the discussion included parts of his recent book, Wisdom Meets Passion. We didn’t talk about education in the podcast, but he outlines 10 simple steps to advance your education without acquiring massive student loan debt. Here’s a basic outline of his…

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