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  • 01:00

    Improvisation and Career Navigation with Rex Knowles and Sherry Landrum

    in Entrepreneur

    Rex and Sherry in the national touring company of Godspell

    How do they know this? They teach the skills of improvisation. To improvise is to produce or make something from whatever is available. It is the art of experiencing, reacting and creating, in the moment, and in response to the stimulus of your environment and your own inner feelings.

    Actors use improvisation skills to make a character come alive.  Educators use improvisation to engage their students in active learning. Professionals use improvisation to think on their feet, make connections with others, and build shared ideas.

    Rex and Sherry are partners in marriage and work.  They are making a living as actors and artists;. They are crafting and navigating successful and innovative  career paths that include performing, writing, directing and teaching.

    Rex Knowles and Sherry Landrum currently run the two year Professional Actor Training Program at Chattanooga State Community College in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

    The curriculum is modeled after the New Actors Workshop, a prestigious training program in NYC founded by George Morrison, Mike Nichols and Paul Sills, where, for ten years, Rex and Sherry taught and administered the program.

  • 00:58

    Zen Master Jeff Kitzes Asks: "Whose Path Am I On?"

    in Entrepreneur

    Are you stuck in a rut? Are you unhappy in your job? So are a majority of employees, even those who feel fortunate to have a job.

    Livelihood host Marcy Rosenbaum and guest Zen Master Bon Soeng (Jeff Kitzes) discuss what you can do when you feel you’re living someone else’s plan for your life. Jeff talks about the power of looking inward to find what’s most important to you. When you can’t change the company or the boss, there are still some things you can do to find increased satisfaction at work. Your career, he suggests, can be an expression of who you are, even when your opportunities are stalled or limited.

    In today's interview, Jeff talks about the power of looking inward to find the meaning in the opportunities you encounter.

    He enjoys my reaction of horror as he references Donald Rumsfeld comment "You don't know what you don't know"; and my chagrin when I acknowledge that insightful remarks can come from unlikely sources. (I take some consolation that Rumsfeld stole the comment from Albert Einstein, who said, "Imagination is more important than knowledge; knowledge is limited to all we now know and understand, while imagination embraces the entire world, and all there ever will be to know and understand".)

    How does someone become a Zen Master?

    One experience at a time.

    Meet Jeff Kitzes, Guiding Teacher at Empty Gate Zen Center in Berkley California. Also known as Zen Master Bon Soeng (which means "original nature") he is a meditation teacher, carpenter, licensed psychotherapist, writer and celebrant.

  • 01:00

    Barry Nierenberg: Well-Being as a Personal Performance Objective

    in Entrepreneur

    “How’s work going for you these days?”.  Psychologist Barry Nierenberg says that if you understand the science of well-being, this question can be the launching pad  to make good things better and bad things less frustrating. Each of us can assess how we’re doing and—most importantly— maximize the factors which bring us a sense of well-being and minimize the  disappointments that diminish us."

    Barry runs the Study Center in Positive Psychology at Nova University. In this week's Livelihood Show, he shares some of the exciting new research: by understanding the characteristics of people who are thriving at work, and the characteristics of work places which allow their employees to flourish, we can make our own well-being at work our personal performance objective.

    You don’t have to wait to be ‘empowered’.  Each of us can increase our fulfillment and well-being in the workplace through our own actions and decisions.  Even when the work is hard and frustrating-- whether you work for someone else or you have your own business-- a sense of well-being is always a reasonable personal performance objective.

    Dr. Barry Nierenberg, PhD, ABPP, is an Associate Professor of Psychology within the Nova Southeastern University Center for Psychological Studies, where he leads the Study Center in  Positive Psychology- an emerging field of study which focuses on what makes people thrive and groups flourish.

    For the past 30 years, Dr. Nierenberg held numerous leadership positions as a psychologist and director of training , working with other healthcare professionals in hospitals across the country. He currently serves on the Executive Board of the Florida Department of Health’s Brain and Spinal Cord Injury Advisory Council where he previously held the post of Chairman.

  • 00:13
  • 00:15

    The Joyful Wellness Guru

    in Lifestyle

    Welcome back!! Let's get our week started right!  Call in to win a massage or a half priced coaching package.  

  • 00:58

    Larry Powell - Franchise Quest

    in Entrepreneur

    When you look at buying a new car for instance, sitting inside the one you are interested in for the first time is an emotional event. Your senses are in a heightened state. You're not really in fact-gathering mode. You're in dream mode. Dream mode can be a dangerous place, because it's based on emotion. What are the operating costs? What is the repair record?

    What is Franchise Quest?

    When you are looking at franchises, your emotions will run high, too. It can be really exciting (as it should be) to look into small business ownership. Just don't let the dream mode about owning your own business get in the way of doing the research that's required. Doing franchise research the right way is not difficult. What is difficult is taking the emotion out of your decision making process, and only focusing on the facts. When you base your decision to purchase a franchise on the facts, you lower your risk and increase the likelihood of success- the sweet spot for any entrepreneur.

    How to Accomplish Franchise Quest!

    Today’s guest, Larry Powell, is a franchise ownership adviser. He coaches people who are interested in franchise ownership how to properly select and carefully research franchise business opportunities so they can increase their odds of success. He’s the one who can help you balance dream mode and fact model when it comes to choosing the right business for you.

  • 01:02

    The What If Show featuring Manfred Zepeda | Creating with Entities

    in Self Help

    About Manfred Zepeda

    My experience with the spirit world in this lifetime started when I was a child, seeing dead people, shadows or lights, earth spirits, listening voices inside and outside me, perceiving their emotions and thoughts (which I thought they were mine) and must of the times it was not fun, some experiences and stories I heard created fear around that realm. It was so intense that I started to ignore it in order to make it disappear until I stopped being aware of them (But nobody told me that my body would be aware of them ALL THE TIME!!) Nobody could assist me or tell me at that time what was happening or how to deal with all that so I just refused to see and tried to fit in this reality.

    In my early 20´s I started to get back that entities awareness, still I did not have tools to work with so I started to study different energetic and healing modalities to help myself about that and other areas in my life. Each tool I learnt took me to the next one until I found out the amazing and pragmatic Access Consciousness and TTTE tools where all these capacities emerged stronger than ever! Those assisted me to clear the fear I bought from others, trust and honor myself and to start creating a different reality with entities. At the end, nothing outside you is more powerful than you are!

    Creating with Entities

    Have you ever used your magic and energy to manifest and create? What if there are many conscious beings ready to contribute to you with more of that energy? These beings will play with you in the game of living, they have your back, they will contribute and they are waiting for you to ask them to assist you, are you asking?  Join me to explore the infinite possibilities in this magical world with entities. 

  • 01:00

    Meet Drew Borsz - Creative Career Path: Warrior Diplomat

    in Entrepreneur

    Join our conversation this week with Drew Borsz, whose career path took him outside the usual business world.

    Imagine this as your resume: Special Forces Green Beret. Senior Noncommissioned Officer/Senior Communications Sergeant on an “A Team” in the Middle East.

    Then: Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School creating and teaching Special operations Forces Adaptive Thinking and Leadership course. Your audience: Special Forces soldiers; American and international diplomats. Imagine being the person they ask to develop the Cultural Support teams- women soldiers trained to reach out and build trust with women and communities in what the army euphemistically calls “current operating theaters" e.g.: war zones.

    How does someone from a small city in the American Midwest create a career like this?

    What is the work of a warrior-diplomat? And how did this Green Beret become the go-to guy for developing culturally sensitive negotiation skills which are now appear to be an essential strategy for preventing the spread of terrorism? What does he know about moving beyond your comfort zones that can help us imagine what might be possible, and what might be next?

    “Livelihood” is honored to be talking today with Drew Borsz, retired Special Forces Noncommissioned Officer, and president of AKB Solutions Group in North Carolina.

    About Drew Borsz


  • 01:01

    Creating Wealth with Intellectual Property

    in Real Estate

    Today on "It's My House" we shall discuss how your "IDEAS" are Intellectual Property and those "ideas" can earn you money and "create money" and "create wealth" for many generations to come. There are four basic distinctions of Intellectual Property when it comes to getting "legal protection" for your ideas:

    Trade Secret

    Feel free to call in with any of your quesitons, comments, or contributions to our talk today.

    Visit our website @ itsmyhouseradio.wordpress.com

    Call to listen to "It's My House Readio" by dialing 712-432-8863.

  • 01:00

    Adam Liss - Using Breathing and Attention as Career Navigation Tools

    in Entrepreneur

    In order to build a successful and satisfying personal career path, we need to be paying attention.  What’s going on around me?  How am I doing? What do I want?I

    This week, our guest is Adam Liss, and he has some very useful skills for figuring out “what’s next”.  Adam teaches the skills of mindfulness, which has been defined as paying attention in a particular way: on purpose, in the present moment, and non-judgmentally.

    In the tumult of economic and organizational upheaval, it’s hard to pay attention. So many things distract us: worries about money and job security;  endlessly expanding to do lists; “what if” analyses as we try to predict, prepare or prevent something in the future. Techniques for mindfulness are more important during changes in our lives than ever before.

    Adam, Director of Cape Stress Reduction and Optimal Health in Cape Cod Massachusetts, understands that the mind is known to be a factor in stress and stress-related disorders, and that mindfulness meditation exercises can  positively effect a range of autonomic physiological processes, lowering blood pressure and reducing overall arousal and emotional re-activity (that "fight or flight" response).

    Adam Liss graduated from of Amherst College with a BA degree in Cultural Anthropology. He established a personal meditation practice back in 1975, when “meditation” had a reputation of being  “far out" of the mainstream practices of health and wellness.

  • 00:19

    The Joyful Mysteries of the Rosary~

    in Christianity

    LIVE FRIDAY 10-2-15 1PM!

    The Joyful Mysteries of the Rosary is usually said on Monday & Saturday 

    The First Joyful Mystery is the Annunciation, The Second is the Visitation, The Third is the Nativity, The Fourth is the Presentation of the Child Jesus and The Fifth Joyful Mystery is THE FINDING OF JESUS IN THE TEMPLE.
    Sometimes before we get started you might want to say what is troubling you if anything.  It could be just something on your mind, as well as say who and what you are praying for.
    "In the Name of the Father."
    The First Joyful Mystery is the Annunciation, recalling the Angel Gabriel announcing to Mary that she will bear a son conceived by the Holy Spirit (Luke 1:26-38).
    The Our Father - 10 Hail Marys - Glory be to the Father - O My Jesus
    The Second Joyful Mystery is the Visitation, recalling Mary's visit to her cousin Elizabeth (Luke 1:39-45).
    The Our Father - 10 Hail Marys - Glory be to the Father - O My Jesus
    The Third Joyful Mystery is the Nativity, the Birth of Our Lord (Luke 2:4-7).
    The Our Father - 10 Hail Marys - Glory be to the Father - O My Jesus
    The Fourth Joyful Mystery, the Presentation of the Child Jesus (Luke 2:22-24).
    The Our Father - 10 Hail Marys - Glory be to the Father - O My Jesus
    The Fifth Joyful Mystery, THE FINDING OF JESUS IN THE TEMPLE (Luke 2:40-52).
    The Our Father - 10 Hail Marys - Glory be to the Father - O My Jesus
     Hail Holy Queen 
    Sign of the Cross