Our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy have changed. We think you'll like them better this way.

  • 00:19


    in Podcasting

    We are free to make our own choices.  Consequences come with those choices though.  Are your consequences good or bad?

  • 01:01

    Respect Your Choices w/ Vaughn

    in Motivation

    In his book, Respect Your Choices: Finding Balance in Success, Vaughn shares his methods to creating a life that is rich in every way possible. Focusing on the three areas of life that must be refined to bring about positive outcomes - Purpose, Respect, and Choices, he identifies the framework upon which a fulfilled existence is built. Respect Your Choices offers thought provoking lessons, actionable plans, and personal experiences, and then makes clear that respecting your choices will help you find balance between your outlook and outcome. 

    If you change your perception, you change your outlook and once you change your outlook you change your outcome. Your outcome can be either positive or negative, as it’s relative to you! 

  • 00:29
  • 00:31

    Personal Space

    in Marketing

    This week we talk to Jason Humphrey about personal protection. We all go out into the public and we can never know what to expect. But we can be prepared and vigilant. We will talk to Jason about how to keep your personal space safe by being trained, prepared and vigilant.

  • 01:08

    Making Inspired Choices with Coach Linda

    in Self Help

    CONTENT: Know how it feels when you’re down, feeling alone with no one around who can relate to what you’re going through?  We’ve all been there at some point, right?  Beginning Nov 10th at 12 noon, you’ll have a place that you can tune into online for an hour of uplift & encouragement!   Making Inspired Choices with Coach Linda is designed to be a safe, inviting community to connect & uncover new choices for your life. Linda’s guests will share personal stories of life challenges & triumphs.  Listen in the 2nd & 4th Tuesday at noon. HOST’S BIO: Linda Stephens-Jones, CCLC, ACC, provides Christian-based coaching to individuals & small groups live or via teleconference & Skype across the U.S. & globally. She specializes in helping women to overcome & manage major challenges such as relationship issues, grief, divorce, careers, self-doubt, or lack of purpose.  Her clients discover their strengths & spiritual gifts, gain clarity & focus on what matters most to them. GUEST BIO: Mr Lonnie Williams, retired Sr VP of Scientific & Commercial Systems Corporation SCSC.   Mr Williams’ stellar performance includes managing cross-functional staffs of up to 300 people, e.g., supply, equipment, facilities, transportation, HR, training & public safety.  Mr Williams is a veteran, serving honorably for over 20 years with the US Army Corps of Engineers, managing, planning & programming construction projects from minefields to bridges to airfield runways. His extensive travel includes six continents & all but four of the United States!  A man of great faith who loves God and his family, he gives & serves wholeheartedly as a trustee & leader in other ministries at Antioch Baptist Church, Fairfax Station, VA.

  • 01:04

    Making Inspired Choices with Coach Linda - 2

    in Self Help

    Show Content:  Have you ever gone through, or watched someone go through one challenge after another, yet still be caring and supportive of others while coping with their own personal challenges?  What gives someone the physical & emotional strength to keep going when the solutions to their problems take a long time?  Guest Lawrence Hester answers these & other questions while sharing compelling stories from his life’s journey.  Join us for an hour of uplift & encouragement!  Host’s Bio: Linda Stephens-Jones, CCLC, ACC, provides Christian life coaching to individuals & small groups live or via teleconference & Skype across the U.S. & globally.  She specializes in helping women to overcome & effectively manage major life challenges. Her clients discover their strengths & spiritual gifts, gain clarity & start focusing on what matters most to them.  Guest Bio:  Mr. Lawrence ‘Larry’ Hester, a native North Carolinian & his wife Carrie, reside in Springfield, VA.  From 1989 to the present, he has faithfully served as Chairman of the Deacon/Deaconess Ministry at Antioch Baptist Church, Fairfax Station, VA.  He is an Army veteran with over 21 years of honorable service in the Air Defense Artillery Branch, which included a tour in Vietnam (71-72.)  He taught mathematics in Fairfax County Public Schools and was also a well-known entrepreneur, selling sports memorabilia through his ShortStop Baseball Card Shop at the Springfield & Potomac Mills Malls from 1991–2008.  Larry’s walks through life challenges have been witnessed by many & left many inspired!! 

  • 01:11
  • 02:12

    "Up Close & Personal" with multidimensional eclectic guitarist "Rob Tardik"

    in Music

    Rob Tardik — Moments


    Nov. 2, 2015

    Since the very early 2000s, guitarist Rob Tardik has been dazzling listeners with his exciting and often exotic mix of substantive c-jazz/R&B/rock and burning hot Latin melodies. With tunes so attractive, they are by nature riveting, seductive, uplifting, and powerful.Such is the case with his latest release Moments, another eclectic gem.

    Seizing the moment and leading off with a Latin scorcher, “Sip and Salsa,” inspired by his fiancé’s love of dance, the gifted guitarist soars from one mood to another. Examples would be track two’s sizzler jazz/rocker “Rite of Passage,” then on to the romantic R&B deliciousness of “Moments in Time” featuring the silky lead vocals of one Aiden Castillo and sweet backing harmonies of vocalists Dee and Brittani Cole, and the handsome downtempo Latin-tinged “Eros.” Definitely not applying the brakes on the project yet, Tardik treats us to a stinger with a mean hook called “Hang Time” which is co-written by fellow guitarist Steve Oliver (who is featured in some way or other throughout the album). In fact, Oliver co-produced the album with Tardik. A very cool pairing indeed.

    Tardik enjoys the contributions of other very fine notable musicians here, as well, including saxmen Will Donato and Walle Larsson, trumpeter Gabriel Mark Hasselbach, bassist Gary Grainger (of Acoustic Alchemy fame), pianist/keyboardist Nate Harasim, and a host of others who felt the groove and wanted in.

    Speaking of feeling the groove, you will definitely want to stop by and check out the blazing funkster called “Stop!,” a command you may have trouble obeying on the dance floor. Whew. Is there a fire extinguisher in the house?

    See full review on www.thesmoothjazzride.com/cdreviews

  • 00:58

    Bring Empowering "Choices" Back To Your Life with Nancy Byrne

    in Spirituality

    Bring Empowering "Choices" Back To Your Life with Nancy Byrne

    Answers you have been seeking are contained within the pages of a new book by author Nancy Byrne called “Choices”. The book itself is a catalyst for personal growth and change. It is written in a refreshingly simplistic and direct manner while utilizing humor and personal anecdotes to deliver a message of encouragement, empowerment, and self-renewal, not only for yourself but for the world you live in.

    “This book will touch the reader’s soul,” Byrne says. “Anyone who has survived a less than optimal childhood, an abusive relationship or who just experiences a lack of confidence will reap tremendous benefits from this book when they realize they have choices available to them in shaping the course of their lives.”

    In her book, Byrne helps readers to transcend the limits of common thought, remember who they are and choose to be that person again. She guides readers in listening to the guidance from their souls, rather than the people around them.

    Nancy Byrne is the author of the new book, “Choices”. Byrne majored in psychology at the University of Colorado Denver for both graduate and undergraduate. She has worked for an adolescent psychiatric treatment hospital, a women-in-need-of-group-support program, a rape crisis center, a major police department as director of a victim services unit and several high risk shelters for adolescents. Byrne states, "It is my soul's desire to 'give back' to the Universe and to serve by assisting others on their life's journey."

    More information is available at www.choices-nlb.com

  • 01:21

    Up Close & Personal with Flamenco Guitarist Extraordinaire "Jesse Cook"

    in Music

    New York City, New York (27 August 2015): Constantinople, the ancient melting pot mecca intersecting  Europe, India, Middle East and Africa, serves as the inspiration for the adventurous sonic explorations of “One World,” the ninth studio album from world music guitarist Jesse Cook.

    Joining primal instrumentation from all over the globe with rhythmic loops, textured audioscapes and technological experimentation, Cook’s eOne Music release, which debuted at No. 1 on the jazz and world music charts in the Canadian’s homeland, will receive it’s official U.S. release on October 2 tied to the launch of the first leg of the American “One World” concert tour

  • 00:58

    Personal Branding for Baby Boomers

    in Self Help

    Baby Boomers were raised to be obedient employees. We were expected to go to work for father-like corporations that would take care of us. But the world has changed. Those days are gone. 

    We now need to look at ourselves as products—well-defined products that can be promoted worldwide. This is defined by personal brand. Can you afford to ignore developing and promoting your personal brand? If you want to stay employed for the next 20 years (which many Baby Boomers will need to do), that answer is: No. 

    In Personal Branding for Baby Boomers, Marc Miller breaks down the steps to building a great online reputation, specifically tailored to those 50+ who find themselves job hunting or competing for work in today’s “LOOK AT ME!” business environment. How can you compete for jobs with digital-savvy Generation Xers and sharp-witted Millennials? You can. 

    What is a personal brand
    Why should baby boomers care
    How to manage it

    Our guest Marc Miller’s career journey included 22 years at IBM, several  thriving tech startups, a painful stint as a high school teacher, a gig raising funds for the Jewish Community Association of Austin and a near fatal bicycle accident that changed his perspective forever.

    Thirty years of wandering the proverbial career desert, often repeating the same mistakes over and over, taught him his most crucial lesson: Most people don’t really know what makes them happy at their core, what fulfills them. They pursue money, status, a skill set, all of which provide some level of satisfaction,  but not contentment. They wind up feeling frustrated and trapped. Others have figured out what they need, but don’t know how to chart a course to get there.

    Learn more about him at https://careerpivot.com/about/