SF #179 – Limiting Growth: How Big is your Beanstalk?


What happens when your growth hits a wall, running smack into the stagnation of others?  Is it their fault…or due to self-limiting beliefs on your part?  Are you, in fact using them in your own subconscious scheme of limiting growth?  Jack, of Jack and the Beanstalk fame, experienced growth even when he was cheated into taking magic beans.  He had growth when he discovered a huge obstacle of the beanstalk.  As long as he kept going, Jack experienced growth.  But, what about you?  What happens when you hit the immovable force that is your own personal giant at the end of the journey that is your beanstalk?  Do you cut down the thing that inspired growth or do you find another way?

In this episode of Success Freaks, Mordant & McFall discuss the aspects of seeing other people as roadblocks.  What it truly means when they pop up in your life, and how to grow beyond them.  And, challenge the question: Can people limit where you want to go in life?  If you’ve been wondering what to do about pesky problems like negative family input, then this is the show for you! Read more »

SF #178 – No Time Like the Present


With so many things happening in your life, you often lose sight of what’s most important.  Remaining present will bring clarity in the midst of chaos giving you the tools you need to not only survive, but to thrive.  Remember, it’s called a present because it’s a gift you give yourself.  Staying present not only allows you laser-beam focus on whatever task may be at hand, but also gifts you with the ability to enjoy the richness of life happening around you.

In this episode, Mordant & McFall discuss remaining present as a salve to any emotional pain you might be experiencing.  Rather than dwelling on your most recent loss, often it is best to concentrate on what remains immediately front of you.  Staying present helps keep you balanced and grounded – no matter the storm of chaos raging around you.

Also discussed in this episode are your Level Up Guys joining BlogTalkRadio and the recent Star Wars teaser trailer.  All this and more on Success Freaks. Read more »

SF#177 – Down The Rabbit Hole


Should you stay safe and comfortable in your life – especially since everything is working great?  Or is it better to seize the adventure, mixing things up and initiating the changes you’ve been yearning to experience?  When not “rocking the boat” means allowing complacency and lethargy to consume the time it might take to become your own hero, it’s best to throw caution to the wind and swallow that damned Red Pill of Possibility, and jump Down the Rabbit Hole.

In this episode, Mordant & McFall poke, prod, & preach about what it means to take chances and live your life to the fullest.  Moving beyond the relative safety of your couch, step away from the television or book spouting other people’s creations and create something awesome of your own.  You only have time to lose and you’re letting that slip through your fingers already anyway.  Why not throw your life into a little turmoil and, quite possibly, become the star of your own story instead of watching/reading about the heroes in someone else’s?

Carpe Casus – Seize the Adventure

(Also Seize the Chance, but whatever works, yo!) Read more »

SF #176 – To Vote or Not to Vote


To Vote or Not to Vote – that is the question.  Is it true, as Dan Rather states, “Only votes talk, everything else walks”?  Or can you give voice to political questions without voting and have it still mean something?  With the 2014 Midterms boasting the lowest voter turnout since World War II (36.4%), it appears that a few people are deciding the direction your government takes while the rest believe it is a waste of time to even try.  What do you think?

Join Mordant & McFall for a non-politicized debate on whether To Vote or Not to Vote.  Is it better to get out of the house and exercise your hard-won American right…?  Or, can you, by not voting, make enough of a statement to change the suffering system of American politics.  Your Level Up Guys go back and forth on this – both with enough passion for their beliefs to throw in some playful “mudslinging.”  All this for your entertainment and edification.

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SF #175 – When In Doubt, Give First


Want more Communication, Quality Time, Love in your Relationship?  Not getting what you think you deserve, but you don’t want to be the one to make the first move?  Perhaps it’s time to put that way of thinking behind you and be the changes you want to see.  It’s easy to give love when you’re already receiving it in abundance.  But, what about in the face of indifference?  Or, worse, hostility?  Can you Give love even in the face of that?  Would you be willing to make the first move, to Give First, if that is what it takes to get things rolling?  What if it’s up to you to make the first move?  Trick question…because it is.

In this special Veterans Day episode of Success Freaks, Mordant & McFall share some of what they’re learning about waking a sleepy relationship from it’s apathy nap.  In a relationship, learn to focus on giving more than what you may or may not be receiving.  It’s up to you to make a difference in your own life, so:

Be the Change.

Make a Difference.

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SF #174 – Do Your Due Diligence and Excel


Working to excel in this life, do you do your due diligence?  Are you willing to put in the effort required now in order to make sure your business, goal, and/or relationship smoothly sails forward later?  If you are wanting things to grow/expand/explode and in a good way in your life, you might find you are going to have to put in some sweat equity early on to set things up to go that way.  And, that’s what this episode is about: doing your due diligence, those things you need to do, to excel in life.

Mordant discovers that by putting a day’s worth of effort into setting up several Excel spreadsheets, he can streamline calculations that would normally take him hours on his own.  In this episode of Success Freaks, both he and McFall discuss what it takes to set yourself up to succeed – both the struggles and pay off of.

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SF #173 – Priorities: Relationships vs. Work vs. Goals


Having a hard time watching your priorities face off against one another?  Are you busy building a juggling act and yet you’re not an entertainer?  Does your relationship have to compete with your work and your goals for your attention?  Do you find that there’s not enough time in the day for not only what you have to do but what you want to do?  Sometimes the mere thought of everything on a to-do list will send people into a spin out of anxiety and depression – all the while knowing there’s not even enough time to waste on an panic attack.  How do successful people balance everything that needs doing with stuff they want to accomplish and a family life?

While out on an errant errand, Mordant crashes headlong into this very problem.  Listen in as the Level Up Guys shuck and jive, bob and weave through the rough rapids of a real life.  If you’d like to see how your Success Freaks handle the same problems with priorities you’re faced with everyday, balancing betwixt relationships, work, and goals, this is the show for you.

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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 »