Monthly Archives: January 2014

Cars and Cards are a Winning Combination for Ben Beeler | Podcast 005

“Time kills deals.” – Ben Beeler Listen in as Ben Beeler, of Beeler Motorsports, takes us on the race track of his life, sharing his passion for motor racing, as well as, some unforeseen pit stops along the way. Find out how one greeting card changed his life, and meet the pit crew that kept him on track. The founder of SendOutCards, Kody Bateman (aka Kody B.) often asserts that “you can be from Yale, or you can be from […]

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My First Time

Everyone remembers their first time. Mine was in May of 2012. I was serving as an Area Governor for District 56 Toastmasters. Circumstance and hard work put me into the position that I was the first that year to achieve the recognition of President’s Distinguished Area Governor. I was also asked to serve as Toastmaster of the District Tall Tales Contest and share my Toastmasters story during a District podcast. I shared how standing on stage with Jack Canfield inspired […]

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3 Mistakes People Make When Following Up with Pamela McCown, DTM | Coffee & Cards Conversation #33

“What gets scheduled gets done.” – Pamela McCown Pamela McCown is a Distinguished Toastmaster and Past International Director for Toastmasters International.  She is the first person who comes to mind when I think about organization and follow up.   In this Coffee & Cards Conversation, she share the top 3 mistakes people make when following up and how to fix them.     Kiss the Alarm Clock I explain the elements of a great birthday card.  You know, you can send […]

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Send Out Flowers for Valentine’s Day

I’ve been married now for about 16 years to a great guy. My husband Shane is creative, and supportive, and he sucks at Valentine’s Day. I gave up hoping years ago. Now, February 14th is just another day, and I schedule my day accordingly. I am perfectly okay with it. What he lacks in romance, he makes up for in encouragement. Heck, he produces my podcasts and videos. He has spent hours creating the artwork, formatting the templates, researching and […]

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ONE Difference Between Average and Extraordinary Real Estate Success | Jay McHugh 004

I often say that gratitude is like manure… it’s no use unless you spread it around. Spread it around enough and sow seeds of generosity and kindness, then a bountiful harvest will soon be yours for the reaping. I know no one who spreads gratitude better than Jay McHugh. Jay owns one of the largest Re/Max Real Estate brokerages in the world. With 15 offices in the greater Boston area, Jay maintains very low agent turn over.  He has a […]

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Look 5 Years Younger and Get More Done V031

“To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson This week’s “Coffee & Cards Conversation with Gratitude Geek” features 5 savvy business women from The Woodlands and Conroe, Texas. We chat about setting SMARTer goals in health and business, plus one simple thing you can do that will make you instantly look 5 years younger. It’s all good stuff, so watch.   “Be who you are […]

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003 Great Barrier Reef Fishing with Tara Thompson

“I will more than likely never be one of the boys and I’m completely OK with that. I’ve dealt with guys being threatened by me my whole life.   It takes a strong secure Man to be able to accept a woman doing the same job.” – Tara Thompson Breaking Barriers Tara Thompson is a maiden of the sea.  She holds her mariner captains license and three SCUBA instructor trainer certifications.  She is currently pursuing her passion as a deckhand on […]

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V030 Gratitude Geek Goes to Space City Con

Family Fun Space City Con at Moody Gardens in Galveston, Texas is one of the smaller, better run “geek” conventions. In this video, filmed on January 4, 2013, I interview author Diana Botsford on the evolution of women in film, learns Amtgard style sword play, receives a rudimentary introduction to Warhammer 40K and plays a heated game of Heroscape. Diana Dru Botsford co-wrote, Rascals, one of my top 5 episodes of Star Trek: The Next Generation, where Picard, Keiko, Guinan […]

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Foraging Wild Edible Plants with Dr. Mark Vorderbruggen 002 V029

“The human mind is designed to be stimulated by touch, smell, taste, feel. All these sort of things that you don’t get sitting on a couch.” – Dr. Mark “Merriweather” Vorderbruggen Tips for Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse Just Kidding . . . Not Really. Recently I met up with Dr. Mark Vorderbruggen at Spring Creek Greenway Nature Center in Spring, Texas for an episode of my Coffee & Cards Conversations video series. Our converstation ran a little long for the […]

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001 New Year’s Resolutions Are a Very Bad Idea

Happy New Year’s! 2014 will be YOUR BEST YEAR yet! My guest today is Susie Glennan of The Busy Woman. Susie has been an entrepreneur since she was 13 years old and she started her own babysitting service. She is the owner of The Busy Woman – offering downloadable daily planner pages plus encouragement, organization and time management tips in her busy woman blog.  Susie enjoys writing, public speaking, plunking on her guitar, and traveling…. her wish for you today […]

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