Sometimes life deals you a bum hand. The family life you are born into does not match the rich experiences as the ones you see on television. Sometimes bad things happen to good people. Including you. What do you do when the dust settles and you are shuffled back and forth from one broken, bitter post-divorce home to another? Is it all your fault? Wasn’t there something you could have done to keep your family from winding up just another broken statistic? And, what about the homes that are broken without breaking apart? How can anyone, let alone a child, survive these domestic warzones? PTSD anyone?
In this episode, Mordant & McFall are joined by fellow SF teammate Success Freaks Kim. Together they suss through the lows and highs of living in and living beyond a broken home. Even sharing some of their own experiences from both sides of the glass houses they have lived in. Listen, laugh, and learn a little somethin’-somethin’ about surviving a broken home. Read more »
The month of December heralds a time of holiday get-togethers with friends and family alike. It is a time of joy, holiday cheer, and smiles across the table… But, not always, right? Sometimes “bad blood” and hurts long buried rise from the grave like Christmas zombies to gnaw the flesh off what should be a happier time.
In this episode of “Success Freaks,” Mordant & McFall wax candid about their family upbringings, holiday experiences, and the reality of their “obligations.” Delving into how these “family affairs” helped mold them into the men they are today, they explore what it means to grow from their original nuclear family to create ones of their own. As well as, how the “ghosts of holiday experiences past” are affecting them in the present and into future. Read more »
Are you “Living Grateful”? Maintaining an Attitude of Gratitude every single day? What about the bad days? Keeping your thoughts on the sunny side of life is not easy when you’re stuck in a rut and hip deep in doggie doo. What can you do to keep smiling when the ice is forming beneath your feet and freezing rain is drizzling down your back?
Join Mordant & McFall as they share some of their recent ruff-n-tumble moments and how they rolled with the punches to come up Grinnin’ & Grateful for the experience. “Success Freaks” #125 – “Living Gratitude” is all about maintaining your happiness and having a richer life experience. Listen and learn how to keep smiling like a Success Freak as both your highs & lows grow higher and higher and higher. Read more »
“The law of attraction is the name given to the belief that “like attracts like” and that by focusing on positive or negative thoughts, one can bring about positive or negative results.”
Have you ever considered the effects your thoughts and your beliefs have on your reality? It is hard enough to rein in those flashing across your conscious mind, honing them until they skew more towards the positive. What about the subconscious? What can you do when all you have is a “smear of positive” for your big block of negative hiding in below the surface, below the “what-you-can-see-level” of the iceberg that is your mind?
Sometimes being grateful is one of the hardest things to do. If you have ever had your best-laid plans blow up in your face, you know this to be true. Laughter may be the best medicine, but holding onto an “Attitude of Gratitude” will allow you to see the opportunities through the obstacles.
Listen in to SF #123 as Mordant & McFall discuss a few of the hardships they have been facing of late. In this very transparent episode of “Success Freaks,” see that even those with a lot going for them have to face hurdles, high water, and even heaven-sent faith testing on their path to leveling up their lives in pursuit of their dreams.
Be grateful for your hardships, for they helping Level Up Your Life. I’m outback (a.k.a. “the backyard”) in Gastonia, North Carolina again. This vlog centers more around three themes. (1) My return (at least for one day) to working on my fantasy novel. (b) Keeping creative in your life (a.k.a. “writing rules” – if you’re a writer/actor,dancer/filmmaker, then you should be writing/acting/dancing/film making). And, (c), be grateful for your hardships and the bigger, better, badder, more Y-O-U they are chiseling you into.
How often do you take stock of what you have and feel an overwhelming sense of gratitude? Even more so, once you realize you’ve accomplished so much, how often to you “Spike the Ball,” take your victory lap, or do your victory dance (do you even have one)? Most of people take for granted what they have without realizing it. What you really need to do is step back and take stock of it all. Realize the good you’ve grown in the world and in your own life. Then, by God, celebrate your victories – even the small ones. Especially the small ones! Do this enough times, enjoying the feelings of accomplishment that come with this, and you’re sure to continue on…growing those relatively smaller victories into the larger ones you’re sure to have down this road to becoming a bigger, badder, better, more Y-O-U. Read more »
On a fine Fall afternoon in Gastonia, North Carolina, I offer you a short list of what I’m grateful for. Everything from becoming a Podcast Awards finalist for the third year in a row (vote for “Success Freaks” in the General category daily, now until October 15), to having this same show become a part of the Armed Forces Radio Network line up. I’m so happy, I’m even grateful for the barking dog reminding me to keep present, in the moment, and flexible with whatever life tosses your way.
The “Road to a Better Life” can be a dark and twisting journey you need help navigating at times. We all have those moments when we are stuck at a crossroads and just aren’t sure which way to go.
In order to help make the trip a little easier, why not write out a “business plan” for your life that will help you pilot your way through the nasty roadblocks popping up. Surround yourself with the very best – those people you know can be your supportive copilots when times get tough. Nobody knows your strengths better than you. Make choices that bring focus to what you are best at and profit from these decisions.