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Life's Valleys and Mountaintops

We share stories of overcoming trauma, accidents and illness to equip you with the tools you need to achieve your goals and dreams. You will hear from experts, authors, and entrepreneurs helping you to achieve a mindset that will keep you trying, learning and seeking your passion.

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Entrepreneurship, Dialysis and a Kidney Transplant with Craig Dias

Craig waited for 7 years before he was able to receive a kidney transplant. Throughout that time, he ran businesses, started a family and even played football, or soccer, depending on where you are in the world. Although he had many difficulties throughout his journey, he never gave up, made it through and stopped by to share his journey with you. Find the show notes here: synergymindsetcoaching.com/craigdias www.craigdias.co.nz www.linkedin.com/in/craigdias/--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/lvmountaintops/message


21 Oct 2019

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From Diagnosis to Dreaming Again with Dr. Jennifer “Kaylene” Carter

For years Kaylene experienced many medical symptoms and illnesses. After a long journey, she was diagnosed with Complex PTSD. While in treatment she was able to link the medical challenges she had been faced with to the trauma from the abuse she endured as a child. Today on the show, From Diagnosis to Dreaming Again with Dr. Jennifer “Kaylene” Carter, we share her courageous journey to heal from Complex PTSD, Fibromyalgia and overcome the hold it had on her life. She began dreaming again, wrote and published her first book and shares her journey with anyone that would like to overcome their own challenges in life. Kaylene has a passion for poetry and songwriting. She is a singer and songwriter and is working as a Professor and Life Coach for entertainers. She is the author of the book: WHEN THE MIRROR SHATTERS, Breaking the Bondage of Performance Mentality. Read the show notes at: https://synergymindsetcoaching.com/kaylene/--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/lvmountaintops/message


16 Sep 2019

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Overcoming devastating childhood abuse and working in the sex industry to living the Dream Life as a millionaire Stay At Home Mom Entrepreneur with Kat McLead

Welcome to the Valleys and Mountaintops podcast. Today we talk about getting past the hold that childhood trauma has on our lives. I am talking with Kat McLead, she is the creator of the Stay at Home Mom Entrepreneur where he helps Mom's create a highly profitable business they love working only 2 hours per day. From the mucky mud of life to a 6 figure entrepreneur she has helped many leave behind drugs, eating disorders and the sex trade industry. We cover: the mindset to overcome the hold of trauma and abuse self-sabotage and what to do about it how to find the best person to help you through trauma what to do when negativity tries to take over your thoughts or your life. https://synergymindsetcoaching.com/katmclead/--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/lvmountaintops/message


18 Nov 2019

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Turning a Multiple Sclerosis Diagnosis into an Enabled Warrior with Jessie Ace

Jessie Ace was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis, referred to as MS, in her early 20's. Undoubtedly shocked, she went through a difficult time while she learned about it and figured out what to do. Instead of considering herself disabled, she chose to see her self as an enabled warrior and founded a group to support others diagnosed with a disease and devastating conditions. She is a podcast host, entrepreneur blog writer and illustrator. Join us as she shares her journey on the Podcast. https://synergymindsetcoaching.com/jessieace/--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/lvmountaintops/message


28 Oct 2019

Rank #4

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How to Forgive and Live After A Painful Divorce with Daeyna Jackson

Daeyna teaches English in Japan and is the host of the, She is a Mess Podcast. After discovering her husband was gay, going through a painful divorce and starting over from scratch she decided to helps others embrace the mess and share their message one story at time. Topics We Talk About: How holding on to hate towards someone only hurts us Moving to a new country How to heal from a painful divorce. Favorite book: Believe Bigger by Marshawn Evans Daniels Links: https://synergymindsetcoaching.com/daeyna/ https://sheisamess.com https://facebook.com/sheisamessage https://instagram.com/sheisamessage Soon to come: http://www.youtube.com/c/SheIsAMess--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/lvmountaintops/message


7 Oct 2019

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The Power of Conversation with Engel Jones

Engel and his wife Amanda traveled across North America this summer. They met with people along the way and shared their inspiring stories. Not long before their trip, Engel's ended up off work without a paycheck. He shares with us how the difficult time ended up propelling him to get out of debt and change course. You will hear the highs, the lows and everything in between. Engel is the podcast host of 12 minute convos. He was born and raised on the Caribbean twin island of Trinidad and Tobago. He wears many hats as a Financial Advisor, Podcaster, Entrepreneur, loving husband, and dedicated father. https://synergymindsetcoaching.com/engeljones/--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/lvmountaintops/message


23 Sep 2019

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Bootstrapping Your Dreams with Manuj Aggarwal

Welcome to the Valleys and Mountaintops of life podcast. We share real life stories to give you hope and inspire you to take action with whatever you're facing. No matter how difficult your life circumstances are, never give up. These words are peppered through the conversation today. Our guest began his journey in India, working in a factory as a teen,12 hours a day. It’s a love story about two people whose families believed in different religions and forbid them to marry. As he walks through some of life's darkest valleys he shares the ups and downs that led him to the success he enjoys today. Manuj Aggarwal lives in Vancouver, Canada and is the founder of TetraNoodle. He is a husband, father, fellow podcast host, coach and mentor. You can find the interview at synergymindsetcoaching.com/manuj--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/lvmountaintops/message


30 Sep 2019

Rank #7

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Fearless Faith Mindset with MJ Callaway

MJ is the first guest on the show that has not only beat cancer but is currently overcoming it now. She has a fearless faith mindset and came on the podcast to share her testimony of just how much can be overcome for anyone that is facing something challenging. MJ Callahan is an award-winning and 7times author, member of the National Speakers Association as well as a keynote speaker. After surviving three life-altering crises, she shares her setbacks and how toBounce Up higher and stronger. On today's episode you will learn about: A Faith Mindset How to bounce Up higher and stronger and not just back Some suggestions on how to approach beating Cancer Having fun in dark places Killing it in sales MJ has overcome 3 major traumas including divorce, overcoming cancer and . Tune into the interview to hear her heartfult story. CJ's Powerful Question What can I do with I have? Scripture Mentioned: Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Favourite Book The 12 Week Year  Favourite Things To Do: Plan ahead Drink coffee in coffee shops Travelling and loves beaches. Links:  Facebook LinkedIn Twitter www.MjCallaway.com. Music gratitude and credit to Scott Homes Music Our facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/synergymindset/ MJ's Bio Mj Callaway, CSP works with organizations that want to boost their resiliency during disruptions while increasing results and revenue.  As an award-winning author, keynote speaker and corporate trainer, Mj is known for building team momentum, shifting attitudes, converting key strategies into fun activities, and getting results. After surviving three life-altering crises, Mj candidly shares her setbacks and how toBounce Uphigher and stronger.  She was the only female sales executive to reach the Top Five in sales for a national company, producing three times her quota.  She authored seven books “including two Warner Books best-sellers” and sold a children’s game to Disney.  Her next book, Bounce Up:  The New Resiliency to Bounce Higher and Stronger, hits the market on Jan. 10, 2020.  She’s a professional member of the National Speakers Association and is a coffee café fanatic. Connect with Mj on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, or www.MjCallaway.com. https://synergymindsetcoaching.com/mjcallaway/--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/lvmountaintops/message


9 Sep 2019

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Diz Runs Radio: Gina Johnson Relied On Running To Help Her Through Dark Times

Denny Krahe of Diz Runs Radio shared my story on his podcast. We talked about quitting smoking, loosing weight and the relentless pursuit of achieving your dreams. You can find the show notes he wrote up at: http://www.dizruns.com/gina-johnson/--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/lvmountaintops/message


24 Jun 2019

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Healing From The Ground Up with Michael Hsu

Many of us grow up feeling invisible or not good enough. Some of us are aware of it and others have yet to discover it. If we are faced with trauma or have parents that faced difficulties in coping in life, we may interoperate that in a negative way within ourselves.  Today we talk about what it is like to be a highly sensitive person.  If someone is feeling anxious, angry, sad or depressed can you intuitively feel and sense it? You may have a gift of high sensitivity. About 1/5 people are blessed with this gift. If they are not aware of this gift it can be used against them. Michael teaches them how to use this gift in a positive way.  Michael specializes in helping people heal anger, anxiety and depression from the ground up. He helps them get to the root of the problem.  What you will learn about from this interview - How to stop feeling responsible for others - Ways to identify when you are feeling someone else’s emotions vs. your own - How to honour what you need - How to speak up - Quit worrying about making others angry - How to know your true self - Speaking your needs respectfully - How to create an identity  Find the show notes with links mentioned at: https://synergymindsetcoaching.com/michaelhsu--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/lvmountaintops/message


17 Jun 2019

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How To Answer Why Did This Happen To Me? with Aaron Keith Hawkins

Aaron was a Police Chief, Husband and Father when he experienced a close call with death. After realizing he could have suffered a heart attack, mini-stroke or aneurism he experienced a change in his life. He shares his journey through more than a decade of personal growth and a shift from surviving to now living an intentional life that is thriving. Throughout his career, he was often asked, "Why did this happen to me"?  He shares his experience answering this for himself as well as how he helped others navigate through this process to understanding. Links: Synergymindsetcoaching/aaronkeithhawkins.com Web:https://aaronkeithhawkins.com/ Free copy of Million Dollar Influence:https://aaronkeithhawkins.com/mdi/ LinkedIn:https://www.linkedin.com/in/aaronkeithhawkins/ Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/aaronkeithhawkins/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aaronkeithhawkinsfan Twitter:https://twitter.com/aaronkeithtweet--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/lvmountaintops/message


10 Jun 2019

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Something To Live For With Rob Decker

How do you free yourself from the struggles and pains that started in the generations before you were born? What happens when a parent is not equipped with everything they need to parent well, and they are not able to learn the skills necessary? Our guest today shares his story of a difficult and dark start to life, followed by struggle nearly ending with suicide. He takes us on his journey where he found God, hope and healing. We will hear how he found forgiveness, love and freed himself from the chains of addiction and anger.  Find the whole story here: https://synergymindsetcoaching.com/robdecker/--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/lvmountaintops/message


27 May 2019

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ADHD a Superpower with Maneesh Sethi

Our guest today often speaks on topics such as: · How to raise millions for your startup · Productivity hacks that work and  · Travelling the world He was told as a boy that he had a disorder called ADHD. Today instead of sharing his business expertise, he has joined us to share his story about how he turned ADHD into Super Power. He learned how to build a team, use his creativity and started a successful company. Today he enjoys location independence and the opportunity to serve and help thousands of peoplewake up in the morning, reduce cravings, quit smoking, and defend against distractions. This call takes place is in a café in Columbia. Our connection struggled at times and there is background sounds. If you are wearing earbuds, be careful as the sound has some people talking and a dog barking in the back ground. It is amazing, as we hear his story and learn about how to change our habits to achieve our mission in life.  --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/lvmountaintops/message


29 Apr 2019

Rank #13

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Project Woo Woo with Lisa Orkin

Living in LA as an artist is quite an adventure. Lisa shares her ups and downs with us today on the show! We talk about divorce, the grieving process and how to have fun in life.Favorite Book: The Alchemist: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/865.The_Alchemist The Illustrated Man: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/24830.The_Illustrated_Man Favorite Podcast: On Being with Krista Tippett: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/on-being-with-krista-tippett/id150892556?mt=2 Links: podcast website- www.projectwoowoo.com instagram https://www.instagram.com/lisaorkingram/ Here is the link to join the project woo woo mailing list... http://www.projectwoowoo.com/newsletter-signup/ Music Credit to: Corporate Innovative by Scott Holmes  scottholmesmusic.com --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/lvmountaintops/message


8 Apr 2019

Rank #14

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Master your Time, Talent and Treasures with Scott Maderer

Episode 75 on The Synergy Mindset Podcast and Community. Driving a long way down a country road, contemplating sending his car off the road, Scott made a decision in his mind to end his life. He had thought that his wife could pay off the debt with the life insurance payout. As he was wrestling with his decision, Dave Ramsey came on the radio and he began to hear stories of couples that had become, "debt free". Each night he drove home, he listened more and more until he had the courage to speak to his wife. The plan never came to fruition. Have you ever felt that you were at the end of your rope? That all hope was gone and unsure of where to go? Perhaps you are still working a mundane 9-5 job that seems to go nowhere. In this interview with Scott, we hear how his journey unfolded. He and his wife got out of debt, became John Maxwell Certified Coaches, he quit his corporate job and now helps others. He helps people master their time, their talents, and their treasures and if you listen you will learn a little bit about how you can as well.In 2017, Scott and his wife Carrie started Inspired Stewardship as a business to serve Christian men and couples that are struggling to live out their calling.  They work to help align the way you use your time, your talent, and your treasures so that you can identify and live a fully authentic life that allows you to authentically live your calling, serve others, and provide for your family.  As certified Human Behaviour Consultants and members of the John Maxwell Team, they focus on helping you understand yourself, understand others, and through that understanding build the Kingdom. Scott and Carrie through Inspired Stewardship are living out their own calling that started with a call to coaching in 2011 and has slowly grown to a full-time business through one on one coaching, speaking, and workshops. Favorite Book: The Bible https://www.bible.com Deep Work http://calnewport.com/books/deep-work/ Favorite Podcast: Read to Lead Podcast: https://readtoleadpodcast.com Also mentioned: http://cashcarconvert.com Free Gift: Scott has a free gift to help you with your personal growth journey. https://inspiredstewardship.com/synergy-mindset-podcast/ Links: Website: Https://inspiredstewardship.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/InspiredStewardship/ Linkedin https://www.linkedin.com/in/csmaderer/ Twitter https://twitter.com/stewardcoaching My podcast on 7: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/inspired-stewardship/id1332063720?mt=2 --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/lvmountaintops/message


1 Apr 2019

Rank #15

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Do Good, Be Awesome with Steve Reiter

Today I have the honour and privilege to speak with the cohost of the Eternal Leadership Podcast. He interviews incredibly inspiring and successful business professionals alongside his good friend John Ramstead. Steve Reiter  is an entrepreneur, Husband, Father, Podcast Host and shares his story of how he faced burnout, left his job, began to work for himself and  helped his wife heal from a long term illness. It is an incredible journey of faith, time to listen to God and we get into the tough moments and the difficult decisions he faced long before the fruit came into his life.Steve worked for Focus on the family for 15 years with Dr. Dobson. He was his Chief Audio Engeneer.  It was the first religious broadcast inducted into the National Radio Hall of Fame . His work began taking a toll on his health. There was a tension, and stress present and after about 6 months, he turned in his resignation. He had lost 20lbs in one month and his doctor advised him to take his health seriously. Steve experienced tangible pain listening to spoken word, his body was saying STOP! He took 6 months off and began to listen and notice what was coming next into his life. He had several friends that told him he should be a financial advisor. He took a couple of weeks to pray about it, and has clients lining up before he got his licence. Steve likes to hike 14ers. They are mountains 14000 feet and higher, he hiked Mt. Antero and went to the top of the mountain thinking he would hear the answer from God, but…… he got nothing. Upon thinking on why that was, he began to think, maybe he had been given the answer through the circumstances.He had John Ramstead mentoring him, with clients in the 50-500-million-dollar range. He did great his first year until his wife got sick.She was sick for six months, and then again for another 6 months and most of it bed ridden. It was because of the clients that he has already established, that he was ok. It kept the roof over his head, food on the table. His journey was over 7 years long and was about inner growth. Those close to him advised him that he had inner crap holding him back and it was causing him to doubt himself. He was consistent and kept trying different things. Steve received a break through and others noticed. They ask him what he did in pursuit of a formula. He tells us the path is different for everyone and always keeps going. The internal reality needs to match the external reality or people self savage when they reach a higher level of success. Steve knew that he was going to make it to a higher level and that he needed to have his internal reality exceed it. Listen to the podcast to hear the whole story! Favourite Book The Bible The Fourth Turning: What the Cycles of History Tell Us About America's Next Rendezvous with DestinyFavorite Podcast Bulletproof Radio with Dave Asprey Links: http://rightturn.media Daily Personal Growth Community Music credit: Scott Holmes http://freemusicarchive.org/music/ --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/lvmountaintops/message


25 Mar 2019

Rank #16

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Kingdom Mindset with Christian CEO Kelly Baader

Kelly Baader is here to share her inspiring story of how she had to overcome insurmountable odds since her childhood to achieve the success she enjoys today. She is a wife and Mom, lives in Switzerland with a well-traveled Labrador, a renowned Digital Sales and Marketing Strategist, Certified Business Coach, Mentor to emerging Christian entrepreneurs, Host of Christian CEO podcast and author of a best selling book.  Highlights: How she overcome being told she wouldn't make it in business. What it was like to be a female CEO when it was mostly a male occupation. When Kelly experienced the presence of God and was asked what she wanted for her birthday present. How to write a letter to God Why we need more people that love God in the top 3% of the business world. Being a Christian in today's business world. Who are you called to serve, what kind of problem are you solving and what kind of solution will you provide?Favorite Book: Atomic Habits: James Clear https://jamesclear.com/atomic-habits Favorite Podcast: Story Brand: Donald Miller  https://storybrand.com Youpreneur by Chris Ducker https://youpreneur.com/podcast/ Links: https://Kelly Baader.com/learn https://www.christianceouniversity.com/ Website: https://KellyBaader.com Podcast: https://kellybaader.com/podcast/ Youtube: https://kellybaader.com/Youtube Instagram: https://kellybaader.com/Instagram Twitter: https://kellybaader.com/twitter Linkedin: https://kellybaader.com/linked Facebook: https://kellybaader.com/FBThe Synergy facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/synergymindset Photo by Lukas Budimaier on Unsplash Music Credit to: Corporate Innovative by Scott Holmes  scottholmesmusic.com Episode 73 --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/lvmountaintops/message


18 Mar 2019

Rank #17

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Helping Moms Ditch the Stress and Find Joy with Marina Pearson

Marina Pearson is a mother, bestselling author, international TEDx speaker, investor and Joy Retreat Facilitator. Most of all she is a human Be-ing. She lives her life working on projects that light her up and in the process assists others to also light up their lives. Over 14 years’ experience in the transformation industry has culminated in Marina helping mums to ditch the stress at her Joy Retreats she hosts from her home in Javea, Spain. As host of the Joy of Being podcast, Marina interviews transformation professionals, business owners and creatives on how to live a life we can truly enjoy. Marina’s work has been featured on ITV’s This Morning, Marie Claire, Spirit & Destiny, The Guardian and the Daily Mail. If you are interested in finding out where your joy gaps are and what you can do about them, visit: www.MarinaPearson.com/scorecard. You can also join Marina on the Joy of Being podcast at www.MarinaPearson.com/podcast. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/lvmountaintops/message


4 Mar 2019

Rank #18

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Ending the Overwhelm and Stress with Nicole Burgess

Nicole Burgess is a licensed psychotherapist, host of Soulfilled Sisterhood podcast, and introvert empowerment coach to high achieving and sensitive professional women. She helps highly sensitive women end the overwhelm and stressed out cycle, perfectionism and find balance in their life. They go from surviving to thriving in our busy world.  Nicole began her career in Corporate America as an accountant before she followed her true calling as a psychotherapist to empowerment coach. She helps other visionaries, non-conformists, and truth sayers reach their potential without burning out. We learn how to reframe your thoughts: Listen to mind chatter Write the thoughts down, you can become objective and figure out where it comes from, you can ask: What story am I telling myself? Where did this thought come from? (most of the things we tell ourselves comes from before the age of 9.You have to recognize it is there to be able to change it. Many women are shocked at how much they put themselves down and how negative they are in their own mind. Compassion and forgiveness is the cure and you can begin to shift and change it. You can begin to love yourself and then love others.Some Tips from Nicole: We all need to be working with a therapist and or a coach. We can all benefit from working with someone that is at least one step ahead. Review every day -What are your wins? What worked really well?Money Mindset Anyone can learn it! Some woman do not ask for a raise, if they have their own business, they don’t raise their rates and may not keep good track of their money. There is a lot of shame around not knowing and you really, truly can learn! A money mindset is being aware of what you are telling yourself, what your limiting beliefs are. Then, taking steps, knowing that it is ok to not know and then take little steps towards it. Listen to the podcast interview above or on your fav. smartphone app to hear the whole interview. Favorite Book: Caroline Myss, Sacred ContractsFavorite Podcast: https://buildingastorybrand.com Links: Website: www.nicoleburgesscoaching.com FB: www.facebook.com/nicoleburgesscoaching LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nicoleburgesscoach Podcast: Soulfilled Sisterhood www.nicoleburgesscoaching.com/podcast Free online workshop "The 5 Step Strategy My Clients Use to End Overwhelm, Get Rid of Guilt, and Increase Connection to Their Partner as a Highly Sensitive Woman": www.nicoleburgesscoaching.com/endoverwhelm Music Credit to: Corporate Innovative by Scott Holmes  scottholmesmusic.com Our Daily Personal Growth Group --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/lvmountaintops/message


25 Feb 2019

Rank #19

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Wyred to Win with James Newcomb

"This too shall pass" is a powerful quote we hear when going through a storm in life. Our guest today is in the middle of one and instead of postponing the interview, he shared with us from a place of vulnerability and truth. What do you do when you feel like a failure? How do you move forward? James shares his walk through these questions and the balance between waiting and taking action. We will dive deep into the mindset of overcoming the paralyzing effects of feeling like a  failure and how to move forward to embrace a mindset that we are wyred to win? Some topics that we will cover are: Divorce, starting a podcast, wisdom form interviewing many musicians and successful artists and more. Check out the entire interview above or on your favorite podcast app. James Newcomb is a father, musician, podcaster, and entrepreneur.Jame's Morning Routine Turns on the light and burner to make his Kion coffee Counts to 300 while waiting for the water to boil Makes coffee in a french press and opens up the Bible Reads bible gateway on the app on his phone. He reads the featured scripture and the whole chapter. He then reads the Tora followed by the Proverb. He reads from a success type book Walks on the beach when the sun is out or exercises By 8:00 he is ready to go and gives himself the first and best hour of the day to devote to his business Edits and produces podcasts for most to the day Practices  When his son is home he exercises indoors and sometimes with his son sitting on his back as a weight as he does pushups. They plank together. Favorite Book: Principles by Ray Dalio Conscious Capitalism  Favorite Podcast: Tom Woods Show Links: twitter: mrjamesnewcomb facebook.com/jamesnewcomb.io website: http://JamesNewcomb.io https://getkion.com Music Credit to: Corporate Innovative by Scott Holmes  scottholmesmusic.com Our Daily Personal Growth Group --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/lvmountaintops/message


19 Feb 2019

Rank #20