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How do you live a good life?

If you are interested in people and their journey through change and challenge, then you are in the right place. I choose my guests because they have a story and look like they have some answers.

Our conversation is based on just 5 questions. But that is the route and direction for a life well lived.

Life Passion and Business Paul Harvey

    • Education
    • 4.3 • 6 Ratings

How do you live a good life?

If you are interested in people and their journey through change and challenge, then you are in the right place. I choose my guests because they have a story and look like they have some answers.

Our conversation is based on just 5 questions. But that is the route and direction for a life well lived.

    Are You Listening? Reflections from a Midlife Coach

    Are You Listening? Reflections from a Midlife Coach

    Join Paul Harvey, a midlife coach, as he takes you on a journey of exploration of one of life's most essential skill sets - listening.
    For Paul, this weekend has revealed one of the fundamental aspects of listening: it is the block that changes our inability to hear what is being said. This conversation is a thoughtful reflection on the art of listening, with personal experiences from his coach training and an analysis of how often we misinterpret information or fail to listen altogether. listening isn’t just a passive action but is a skill we must hone and work at to make our interactions truly meaningful. He also shares an enlightening perspective on how our experience and history can often hinder our ability to listen completely.
    The episode doesn't stop there but also addresses how this 'not listening' can manifest in other aspects of our lives due to resistance stemming from our fundamental beliefs or values. Struggles with change, weight, and overall personal development are just some of the many areas of life where this principle holds and is undoubtedly worth examining.
    This show reflects on the larger implications of our human inability to listen because we do not want to because of what it might mean if we did. Paul suggests a new world of inquiry and invites listeners to do the same. He challenges the listeners to identify and address their own blind spots, which can potentially unlock their path forward. 
    Links to focus coaching and other resources are below. Do check out the hidden Brain with Shankar Vedantamhttps://hiddenbrain.org/podcast/are-you-listening/
     
     
    Life Passion & Business Podcast is about finding answers to life’s big questions through weekly interviews with guest speakers. The Shortcast is my ongoing commitment to staying inquisitive and passionate about life with whatever is alive for me each week. Follow the links below to discover what else is on offer.
     
     
    The Five Questions eBook: https://lifepassionandbusiness.com/the-five-questionsFocus Coaching: https://lifepassionandbusiness.com/focus-coaching/
    Support The Podcast:https://www.buymeacoffee.com/lifeandpassionMidlife Survey: https://lifepassionandbusiness.com/midlife-challenge/
     
     

     

    • 10 min
    The Power and Impact of Laughter in Life

    The Power and Impact of Laughter in Life

    Do you laugh enough? Paul Harvey delves into a refreshing exploration of laughter and its significance in daily life. By sharing anecdotes, insights, and practical advice, Paul explores the prospects of increasing joy and minimizing stress through the simple act of laughing. This episode is a testament to the belief that laughter truly is the best medicine and an invitation to discover and harness the powerful effects of a good chuckle.
    In a world where stress can easily become overwhelming, Paul emphasizes the science-backed benefits of laughter—from boosting our mood to strengthening relationships. Furthermore, he draws from personal experiences to highlight the power of laughter in diffusing tension and navigating challenging situations. Recognizing that laughter may not come easily to everyone, especially in tough times, Paul empathetically offers practical tips on inviting more joy into one's life. This begins with intentionally putting on a smile and gradually allowing oneself to experience more moments of hilarity. He also encourages listeners to look out for what they find amusing and maintain a positive log, allowing them to appreciate life’s lighter moments better.
    This episode echoes the power of laughter in promoting a positive disposition, increasing our resilience, and enhancing our overall quality of life. A must-listen for anyone aiming to bring a splash of humor into their daily rhythm and cultivate a more joyous life experience in the process.
     
    Links to focus coaching are below. 
     
     
    Life Passion & Business Podcast is about finding answers to life’s big questions through weekly interviews with guest speakers. The Shortcast is my ongoing commitment to staying inquisitive and passionate about life with whatever is alive for me each week. Follow the links below to discover what else is on offer.
     
     
    The Five Questions eBook: https://lifepassionandbusiness.com/the-five-questionsFocus Coaching: https://lifepassionandbusiness.com/focus-coaching/
    Support The Podcast:https://www.buymeacoffee.com/lifeandpassionMidlife Survey: https://lifepassionandbusiness.com/midlife-challenge/
     

    • 12 min
    Being Real and Authentic with Deborah Johnson

    Being Real and Authentic with Deborah Johnson

    A conversation about authenticity for June 2022: the great news is the relevance of this stuff never changes. For that free focus conversation, check out the links below. Being real and authentic in the entertainment industry is the difference between a good and great show. But what if we were genuine in everything we do? I have a special admiration for those with a natural talent for music and performance. I had the acting bug in my 20s and still love singing in groups. 
    Our guest in the show is a creative powerhouse. She has written and performed numerous one-woman shows and has three musicals to her name. She plays, sings, composes, and has written five books, plus she speaks at live events. 
    Deborah Johnson’s life is about expressing creativity; that journey began when she was nine. She was born into a musical family with a sister who plays the violin. Deborah was guided to the piano and progressed quickly in her ability to play and sing. 
    She was the young little pianist who would do a solo piece at events and fairs. 
    Deborah took on her first students when she was 13. After college with an MA, she taught music at all levels, but her passion has always been creation and performance. That has been a story of discipline and dedication to her craft. As she says, “ It is putting in the reps,” she believes in hard work to get a result..
    Being Real and Authentic.
     
    In our conversation, we discussed Deborah's process, her fear, and what drives her. Deborah is a solopreneur who is constantly looking for the next creative project.
    After over twenty years in the entertainment industry, she has been nominated for multiple GRAMMY Awards. She’s built numerous self-driven businesses and is an expert on constantly reinventing yourself in the gig economy.Deborah is actively speaking and performing for both live and virtual events and will continue with her creative projects, as she said, “ Until my kids put me in a home.”
    Join us for this delightful conversation with Deborah Johnson.
     
     
    Further details about this podcast, along with my Guest’s website and social links are all available at:
    https://lifepassionandbusiness.com/deborah-johnson-real-and-authentic/
     
     
     
     
    Life Passion & Business is dedicated to exploring what it takes to be Extraordinary, to face challenges and rejoice in the opportunities they bring, and expand our vision into new ways of thinking and living.
    There is a lot to gain from listening to other people’s stories, however the real work begins by taking action in your own life.
    For full details of Events, Resources and Services visit: www.lifepassionandbusiness.com
     
     
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    Another way you can support the Life Passion & Business podcast is with small donations: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/lifeandpassion
     
     
     

    • 56 min
    A Pocket Full of Inspiration

    A Pocket Full of Inspiration

    In this shortcast, we explore the concept of inspiration and how it plays a crucial role in living a good life. Paul dissects his experiences and methods for finding inspiration amidst life's common challenges, sharing useful tips and tools that you can imbibe and try, along with personal stories and anecdotes.
    In an appealing conversational tone, Paul ponders on various questions, explicitly addressing how one pulls oneself out of life's many pits and the sources of mood upliftment. In an insightful narration, he shares his strategy to overcome sluggishness, which reveals the power of music in spurring life and emotions. Drawing examples from daily life, he emphasizes how pervasive and influential music is in stimulating us.
    Paul guides us on a journey to explore the power of external stimuli in shifting our mood, emphasizing, however, that it is our personal response that ultimately drives the change. His discourses also shed light on the importance of self-inspiration and how preserving positive feedback can act as a catalyst during difficult times. Here, Paul offers various means, including thoughtful affirmations, feedback collection, and retaining your own inspiring moments.
    Discover how to equip yourself with a pocket full of inspiration and navigate life's challenging moods and moments. Let us know what inspires you and what you employ to uplift yourself. Sharing this podcast will help others discover these conversations, and by leaving a review, you contribute both to our joy and visibility. Dive deep into other stimulating topics on this podcast, and explore the options of a coaching journey with Paul. As always, remember to appreciate yourself and your journey in life. Tune in and enjoy the exploration!
     
    Links to focus coaching are below. 
     
     
    Life Passion & Business Podcast is about finding answers to life’s big questions through weekly interviews with guest speakers. The Shortcast is my ongoing commitment to staying inquisitive and passionate about life with whatever is alive for me each week. Follow the links below to discover what else is on offer.
     
     
    The Five Questions eBook: https://lifepassionandbusiness.com/the-five-questionsFocus Coaching: https://lifepassionandbusiness.com/focus-coaching/
    Support The Podcast:https://www.buymeacoffee.com/lifeandpassionMidlife Survey: https://lifepassionandbusiness.com/midlife-challenge/
     
     
     

    • 11 min
    Sean Kelly : Do the Big Dream

    Sean Kelly : Do the Big Dream

    Do you have a big dream? My guest on the podcast not only makes his dreams come true but also has a mission to inspire others to do the same.

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Working Towards Accountability and Trust

    Working Towards Accountability and Trust

    Welcome to the latest bite-sized episode of Life, Passion, and Business with your host, midlife coach Paul Harvey. In today's reflection, we delve deep into one of the most pivotal aspects of life - Commitments. We seek to understand how we condition ourselves to meet or break commitments and explore potential routes toward greater personal accountability.
    In connection to coaching, we gauge the degree of commitment to desired actions on a numerical scale, which ultimately is a reflection of the energy we're willing to put in to accomplish the goal. The struggle comes when we fail to meet these commitments. The idea is not to harshly chide ourselves, but to seek a rational path through to get things done.
    While discussing commitment, we touch on the importance of managing promises made to children, who are yet to understand the intricacies of promise-breaking. The key lies in being conscious of the promises we make and ensuring not to create an environment of broken trust, particularly with children.
    The conversation evolves to discuss types of people who meet their commitments at all costs, and others who struggle to do so. Both extremes can lead to instances of ridicule, and somewhere amidst this, we aim to tread the middle path where it's acceptable to relish successes but also come to terms with difficulties encountered.
    When we don't meet our commitments, it's essential we maintain honesty with ourselves and inform those affected in good time - it serves the dual purpose of respecting their requirements and affirming our integrity. Particularly when we break internal commitments, it impacts our trust in ourselves, causing us to question our capabilities.
    The solution lies in setting micro-commitments, enabling us to gradually build faith in our abilities without overwhelming ourselves. Repeated successful completion of these commitments reinstates our internal trust, proving we're capable of meeting and being accountable to self-set goals.
    This enlightening discussion attempts to shed light on commitment, accountability, self-trust in the context of personal evolution, and the journey toward self-improvement. If these reflections resonate or if you've found this episode insightful, kindly share it with a friend, as that's how we grow our versatile and inspiring community.
     
    Links to focus coaching are below. 
     
     
    Life Passion & Business Podcast is about finding answers to life’s big questions through weekly interviews with guest speakers. The Shortcast is my ongoing commitment to staying inquisitive and passionate about life with whatever is alive for me each week. Follow the links below to discover what else is on offer.
     
     
    The Five Questions eBook: https://lifepassionandbusiness.com/the-five-questionsFocus Coaching: https://lifepassionandbusiness.com/focus-coaching/
    Support The Podcast:https://www.buymeacoffee.com/lifeandpassionMidlife Survey: https://lifepassionandbusiness.com/midlife-challenge/
     

    • 12 min

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