SF #175 – When In Doubt, Give First

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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