SF #172 – Radio Edits – Guest Starring AM 1450 WGNC’s Scott (& Dawn) Neisler


Need a do-over?  Need to take a Mulligan?  Feel like you want to start over?  What if things aren’t as bad as they seem?  What if all those “wrongs” happening in your life are just part of the plan?  There’s nothing “bad” really.  You just need to do some Radio Edits to clean things up a little and smooth out the rough edges.

Mordant visits Scott & Dawn Neisler and the AM 1450 WGNC studio in Shelby, North Carolina, laughing and chatting about what Scott needed to edit in his life when he went from working the textiles biz to becoming a radio-station entrepreneur.  Though not in the same studio as the rest, McFall makes sure to throw in enough of his own worthy wisdom and stories to help polish an already shiny episode. Read more »

SF #171 – BoxTrolls Parables

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At a time where many of us are playing things safe, there are a few bright lights who stretch out beyond the relative safety of their known surroundings and security blankets.  Those who trade familiar and familial ecosystems for new adventures, daring endeavors, and “Wide Open Spaces.”  Are you such a person?  Wouldn’t you like to be?

In this special episode, your Success Freaks share a variety of anecdotes inspired by this week’s occurrences… as well as the animated movie “The BoxTrolls.”  Having just returned from the movie and giving it a glowing review, Mordant can’t help but regale McFall with how he believes what he saw relates to real life.  McFall gives a story or two back in kind and the resulting in a tongue-in-cheek episode adeptly named “BoxTrolls Parables.” Read more »

SF #170 – A Proactive Helping Hand


What does it mean to lend a helping hand…and when, exactly, are you supposed to do that?  When you see them struggling in need?  Or should you wait for them to ask for your help?  Wouldn’t it be considered nosybutting inrude for you to “come to the rescue” uninvited?

Having been faced with situations similar to these recently, Mordant & McFall launch headlong into the show, discussing what it means to lend a Proactive Helping Hand.  The conversation ebbs and flows, winding through differing layers of making yourself available and being of service to others.  Discover when to wait to be asked for aid and when to jump in, how much might be too much, as well as the good and bad of interventions.  With lots of laughter all ‘round, your Success Freaks show you how being Proactive – Willing, Ready, and Swift – works best when it comes to Lending a Helping Hand. Read more »

SF #169 – Fear of Success … #118 Revisited


Since Mordant is traveling from Minnesota to North Carolina, we’re revisiting SF #118 this week. We sincerely hope you enjoy it. 

Is fear of success a real thing? If so, why are people so afraid of this beneficial thing they keep saying that want out of life? So many people unknowingly sabotage themselves without realizing it and then wonder why they’re not succeeding.

Fear of Success means being afraid of the very thing you desire. Giving into that fear will keep you safely ensconced in that snuggly-safe bed you are making for yourself by not taking the steps necessary to live a bigger, badder, better, more life. Moving beyond this self-imposed mediocrity means giving up what you’re comfortable with. It means leaving your comfort zone and taking enough of a leap of faith to take a closer look at what you need to change in order to be successful.

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SF #168 – The Rhythm of Change


Change happens!  You can either dig in your heels, hoping against hope that things will stay the same stale-sweet way they’ve always been – or you can get into the flow of things, growing and leveling up your life as you go.  The choice, as always, is yours.

This episode, Mordant & McFall entertain and edify you as they share what it means to “embrace The Rhythm of Change” via a variety of anecdotes, shifting points of view, and even comedic voices.  Nothing is safe, not even your favorite holidays.  Listen in as McFall gleefully rants about birthdays and Halloween while Mordant waxes funly philosophical in the face of such holiday-hating hi-jinx. Read more »

SF #167 – All Things Great and Small


Bit by bit.  Step by Step.  Slowly you create Great Things from the every small endeavor you take on and see to fruition.  The trick to getting what you want out of life – Love, Money, a serious Sense of Accomplishment – is beginning.  You have to start somewhere and it’s usually with something Small that you nurture until it grows into something Great.

This episode of Success Freaks has Mordant & McFall discussing how, even in the midst of a crisis, you have to begin with small steps.  All Things Great and Small shows you that you Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff on your way to being Bigger, Badder, Better, More.  You just have to Breathe, Take a Step, and Begin.

Why?  Because Yes!
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SF #166 – Communication – Say What You Want


Have you ever been guilty of not being able to read your mate’s mind?  Have you ever accused your special someone of not predicting & meeting your needs fast enough?  Sound silly?  Whether spouse, best friend, or business associate, we’ve all fallen to one side or the other of the You-Should-Know-Without-Me-Having-to-Tell-You line of thinking.  Oddly enough, though quite damaging to any relationship, this is a problem that is easily remedied.   All you have to do is…

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SF #165 – Labor Day Adventures

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“Labor Day Adventures…in the Minnesota Renaissance/Dragon Con Land of Fun and…Stuff.”

This is the working title heralding the beginning of this goofy-great episode in which you get to hear about all the shenanigans that happened with the Level Up Guys this weekend.  Adventure abounded at both the Minnesota Renaissance Festival and Dragon Con in Atlanta. Read more »

SF #164 – Lean In: Facing Challenges while you’re On the Ropes


 Hit me once – shame on you.  Hit me twice – shame on me.  Hit me over and over again until I am up against the ropes and it is time to rethink being in the ring.

There are times in all of our lives when we feel life is gunning for us.  It is these times when you can throw in the towel…or choose to use the onslaught to level up and become stronger than you were before the blows began raining down.  Every challenge is another opportunity to work on your technique and grow with the flow.  Leaning In, you look your opponent in the eye and, with a bruised-but-not-beaten smirk say, “That all you got…?” Read more »

SF #163 – Listener Lounge with Ellie Collins


Welcome to our first ever Listener Lounge – where we spotlight one of our faithful listeners.  Opening our inaugural episode on this endeavor is author/actress/multi-tasking maven Ellie Collins.  This live-action Renaissance woman chats about everything from her stint as a Daywalker on the CW’s “The Originals” to her modern, supernatural fiction series, “Empire Valley.” Read more »