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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

    • Society & Culture
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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.

    Terry Tucker : Cancer Warrior

    Terry Tucker : Cancer Warrior

    My guest this week is Terry Tucker, an extraordinary man and cancer warrior who has chosen to live a healthy and fulfilling life even in the face of imminent death.
     
    A Passion for Law Enforcement
    After graduating from college with a Business Administration degree, Terry began work in the corporate headquarters of Wendy’s, the International Hamburger Chain. From there he progressed into Hospital Administration, but none of that was his passion. He really longed to work in law enforcement.
    Terry’s grandfather had been a Chicago Cop in the 1920’s to 1950’s, so Terry’s dad had first hand experience of the dangers that life choice involved. He did not want that for his son and diametrically opposed Terry’s decision. Instead he guided Terry towards the safer route of college and a business career. At the time, Terry’s dad had cancer, so out of respect and a desire not to cause him more pain, Terry acquiesced.
    After his father’s death, Terry had a second chance at his dream career when he came across an advert to train as a reserve police officer. After discussing it with his wife, he enrolled and followed through with joining the reserve force. From there he progressed into working full time as a police officer and shares some of his stories as a rookie cop facing gun fire and as an undercover narcotics investigator.
    But the life threatening experiences Terry faced in the police force, are insignificant compared to the daily battle he now endures.
     
    What It Takes To Be Cancer Warrior
    Terry’s greatest life challenge first came to light in 2012. What initially appeared as an insignificant looking callous on the base of his foot, turned out to be something far more sinister. The diagnosis was as a rare form of cancer called Acral Lentiginous Melanoma.
    After undergoing surgery for the tumour, Terry spent the next 5 years on weekly injections of Interferon which gave him severe flu-like symptoms for two to three days every week. He lost fifty pounds and lived with constant fatigue, nausea and body aches. It got to the point where the medicine became so toxic to his body that he ended up in an intensive care unit with a fever of 108° (usually considered incompatible with being alive).
    The Interferon was stopped and the cancer immediately came back which led to having his left foot amputated in 2018. In April 2020 (as the world was dealing with the initial outbreak of the Covid pandemic) Terry was back in hospital alone and afraid, facing an operation to have his leg amputated above the knee.
    In his written biography Terry says the one thing he has learned through all his pain and suffering is that:
    “You have two choices in life. You can succumb to the debilitating discomfort and misery, or you can learn to embrace it and use it to make you a stronger and better human being.“
    Terry has chosen the latter. But this heroic choice and his battle with cancer is not over.
     
    Facing A Life Sentence
    Listening to him talk so calmly about his challenges, you could be forgiven for not realizing that Terry is currently dealing with tumours in both lungs. The treatments are no longer about curing him; the best they can do is buy him a bit more time. Terry says his passion was to work in law enforcement and because he was able to embrace and live that passion, facing the end is not so scary. In fact he is excited to see what’s on the other side of death. He tells people…
    “Wherever you are in life, look at the end game. What are people going to say about you at your funeral? What is your legacy going to be?“
    This is an extraordinary story and undoubtedly Terry is one of the greatest cancer warrior I have met. His courage is an inspiration and I hope it brings insight and hope to others facing similar challenges.
    Thank you for joining me with Terry Tucker. You can learn more about Terry through his website ‘Motivationa

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    De-commit to Commit

    De-commit to Commit

    De-commit to Commit is a conversation about goal setting, the tools for goal setting and some important considerations about de-commitment that came out of a conversation with my accountability partner.
    I have a weekly commitment partnership that has been going for over 18 months. We help keep each other on track with our short term goals whilst holding the bigger perspective for our long term goal. I highly recommend it as an effective way of staying focused.
    Our conversation came around to Goal Mapping, a technique created and developed my Brian Mayne (see below). My accountability partner found the map they had created 18 months ago and discovered that many of the things on it had come to pass. This prompted me to reflect on the achievements with my own Goal Map.
    When I created my map in 2019, I said that by August 2020 I would be Podcasting full time. I also included an income figure and various other actions I said I would achieve. The interesting thing is the way it all came to pass, something I could not have predicted back then. The other interesting fact is what has been holding me back.
    Letting Go To Move Forward
    This is something that has taken me a long time to release. But it is only in doing so that I can truly commit to the new direction I want to take. In this conversation I share my experience and explore what we hold on to and why. I invite you to look what you may need to de-commit from to move forward in your own life.
     
    Life Passion & Business Podcast is about finding answers to life’s big questions through weekly interview 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.
     
    Brian Mayne – Goal-Mapping
    Brian Mayne was one of the inspiring speakers in our 2020 Spirit-duality event. He is a truly amazing man with a fascinating life journey that started in the travelling fairground business. It includes bankruptcy, working for Tony Robbins and moving on to create his own powerful transformation tool called Goal Mapping. Brian’s book is included in my Recommended Books list and you can discover more about Brian through our Spirit-duality event.
    Goal Mapping: https://goalmapping.com/
    Spirit-duality: https://lifepassionandbusiness.com/events/#spirit-duality
    Book List: https://lifepassionandbusiness.com/books-paul-recommends/





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    • 13 min
    Paul Glover : The No B S Coach

    Paul Glover : The No B S Coach

    Today’s guest ‘Paul Glover calls himself the No B S ‘Work Performance’ Coach. This podcast is about how he earned that reputation.
    Paul’s childhood was strongly influenced by his father, a union man at GM who hated his job but strongly stood up for the rights of the workforce. This is what inspired Paul to become a Labour Lawyer. So, after military service he dedicated his attention to building his career, eventually rising to become Vice President and Labour Lawyer for the organization he worked for.
     
    “As With Every Good Story, There’s An Up and a Down”
    Paul’s down was his inability to resist opportunities to receive kickbacks and bribes and he had a business partner who was prone to drug and cocaine abuse. This was a lethal combination that led to some pretty dubious activities. Being found out, and having his partner testify against him, culminated in a 5½ year prison sentence.
     
    “If I had not gone to prison I would have died”
    Being incarcerated gave Paul plenty of time for resentment and reflection on the direction his life was heading. Boredom eventually led to studying religion and philosophy. But, coming out of prison was a rude awakening to the realities of finding a job and being snubbed by people he used to know.
     
    “They tell you, you’ve done your time and everything will be okay. It’s not going to be okay!”
    However, Paul did manage to turn things around and has put his life experiences to good use. Being a labour lawyer gave him definitive insights and opportunities to understand people objectively. Being a union negotiator taught him how to deal with and stand up to conflict. In prison Paul also learnt how to avoid conflict, engage people who are emotionally distraught and support people through difficult situations.
     
    “Everybody earns their scars, and you should be able to learn from them.After all, you’ve paid the pain price to get them.”
    These life experiences have enabled Paul to become the no b.s. coach he is today. He believes there is a lot of untapped potential in people, and his driving passion is to draw that out. Paul is not afraid to address the blind spots people don’t want to talk about. So his contribution is to help his clients see the cause of a problem and support them through the process of overcoming it.
    Paul says success is being relevant, interesting and memorable as someone who cares. And, the meaning of life is to fulfill your potential and be the best person you can be. For Paul, that means having a positive impact on the people he meets every day.
     
     
    Thank you for joining me with Paul Glover the No B.S. Coach. His links are below along with opportunities to enjoy more podcasts and other resources on the Life Passion & Business website.
    Support for Podcasters: If you enjoy a podcast please show your appreciation with comments, likes, shares and reviews. It supports your favourite podcasters and their guests.
     
     


     
    Paul Glover's Links:
    Website: paulglovercoaching.com
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/paulglovercoaching/
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/paulglovercoaching/
    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkj_nEe19_77icGFqq_jzmg






    Paul’s book WorkQuake: Making the Seismic Shift to a “Knowledge Economy” is available on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/WorkQuake-Making-Seismic-Knowledge-Economy-ebook/dp/B006894EPE
     
     
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    • 54 min
    The Importance of Values

    The Importance of Values

    Today’s Shortcast explores the reason why Values are important and how to find your own core values.
     
    On talking to a podcast guest this week about values, we discussed how it leads to dissonance and discomfort when they are not being fulfilled. Our conversation was about the working environment, but it applies to every aspect of life.
    I know many people who have started working for an organization because it represented something for them. Then somewhere down the line the values they thought the organization represented are no longer true. This can be something discovered early on, or several years down the line. We also see this played out in the media and politics, where a company or person is found out to be doing something that goes against the values people thought they represented.
     
    Why It Is Important To Know Your Values
    Values are an integral part of the choices we make, in the way we live our lives and who we associate with and yet we rarely consciously list them. One advantage of clearly defining your values is that it helps you make critical choices or resolve complex issues where a decision is required. For example, when choosing a new job, partner, role or life direction.
    In the shortcast I offer some suggestions to help you ascertain your values and narrow them down to a set of core values that will give you a solid grounding. This is useful as a personal exercise, and is a particularly valuable resource for businesses. Ascertaining your values in business helps in choosing employees and in marketing and promoting your brand.
     
    Life Passion & Business Resources
    As mentioned in the Shortcast, if you would be like to help me develop the podcast and Life Passion & Business resources follow the links to the survey below.
    For support in building a life full of passion, purpose and meaning The Five Questions eBook and Worksheets is currently free and has a special bonus offer attached. There are also other useful resources and links on the Life Passion & Business website.


     
    Life Passion & Business Podcast is about finding answers to life’s big questions through weekly interview 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.


     
    Can You Help With My Podcast Research?
    So what are the conversations I am having about podcasts? Well, the aim is to explore how to move Life Passion & Business to the next level, and for this I need your help. There are two options…


    Option One:


    The written survey will give me valuable information on what listeners enjoy and what inspires you. It’s anonymous and just a handful of multiple choice questions with space to add comments if you wish.
    Survey Link: https://cutt.ly/Gxg5AiS


    However, there is nothing better than a good conversation and an opportunity to get to know you better. So my preference is…


    Option Two:


    To have a one to one chat on Zoom. This would be a 15 minute informal chat about your listening choices and what you think makes a good podcast. It’s quick and easy to book, and you choose a time and date that suits you.
    Appointment Link: https://paulharvey.as.me/research-chat


    I hope you can help me out. The podcast is for you, so the more conversations I have with listeners the clearer my direction will be.


     


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    • 9 min
    Dmitry Badiarov Violins: Passion & Legacy

    Dmitry Badiarov Violins: Passion & Legacy

    When I was approached by Dmitry Badiarov, musician and luthier (violin maker), I realised that my focus on people in business has almost precluded the most passionate people on the planet! This podcast is about Violins, Passion and the Legacy Dmitry wishes to pass on to other luthiers.
     
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    Today we are talking about the wonder and mythology of famous instruments and of course Dmitry’s journey from violin student to master of his craft as a world renowned violin maker. Dmitry shares his passion and rediscovery of the ancient traditions and techniques of Master Makers. His legacy includes championing the return of the Violoncello da Spalla.
    The Birth Of A Life Long Passion
    Dmitry is from a small town in southern Russia and began learning violin at just 8 years old. By the age of 11 he was proficient and being tutored by a renowned professor. But try as he may, his factory made instrument was not capable of matching the beautiful sounds he was looking for.
    When Dmitry’s professor introduced him to the local violin maker, it turned out to be a Life Changing moment and his passion for music grew to include making and repairing violins.
    In the conversation we hear how Dmitry struggled to make his first violin, working the wood on his lap with makeshift tools made from nail files. He relives his experience of telephoning 300 friends and family to borrow the $1000 that would change his life. Dmitry also takes us on his journey, leaving Russia to explore the world and eventually settling in the Netherlands where he opened is first repair shop.
    Limitations & Legacy
    It has been 28 years since Dmitry opened his first workshop and he stopped repairing violins 20 years ago to focus on making instruments.
    In 2013 he suffered a cerebral stroke and was faced with the possibility of never playing or making another violin. After a full recovery he recognised his limit. At this point in life he is unlikely to make more than 30 more instruments. So, it is time to pass on what he has learned to other ambitious instrument makers. This way his skills and passion for the work will continue as his legacy.
    Today, Dmitry’s mission is to work with his students to produce the best instruments, and develop their entrepreneurial skills so they get paid for being the best in the craft. He wants his students to thrive so that together they can ensure these ancient traditions live on and continue to enrich our culture. Dmitry’s belief is…
    “If you are going to make instruments, leave a legacy. Make a mark the world can’t ignore or erase.”
    Like me, you may not be an aspiring luthier, but I do urge you to explore Dmitry’s links and channels. In researching this programme I discovered his YouTube channel and got lost watching him talk about instruments and playing the Violoncello da Spalla. There are also some duets with his wife Tomoe Badiarov – all worth watching.
    I hope you enjoy this rich conversation about Violins, Passion and Legacy with Dmitry Badiarov.
     


    SPECIAL OFFER FOR LUTHIERS
    Celebrating the launch of Dmitry’s podcast: ‘Luthiers & Legacy Show’
    As a podcast listener you might want to join Dmitry for the launch of his podcast Luthiers & Legacy Show on May 1st.
    During the day he is offering 20 free tickets to his 7 day online LIVE training “The Old Masters T.O.N.E.S. Technique™” (normally €2953) to share the ancient system of acoustical design with luthiers. 


    Details of this offer can be found at: https://authenticinstrumentmakersacademy.com/contest
     


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    • 56 min
    Looking Back To Look Forward

    Looking Back To Look Forward

    Today’s shortcast is about looking back to look forward. It came about through conversations with my podcast guests. One in particular who took off and travelled about 40 years in a few moments. I realised there was a back story that I wanted to explore, so I asked ‘What did you want to do when you grew up?’ Or ‘What is it you wanted to be when you got big?’
     
    Looking Back As Information For the Present
     
    It is this re-phrasing that conjures a bit of magic I see it land on my guests in our Zoom conversations.
     
    What did you want to be when you got big? You might find it interesting to consider how it has affected or influenced the life you now lead.
     
    Some of the interests I have carried with me from my youth are acting and sustainability. This would account for the excitement that landed in my waking moments this morning.
     
    Looking Back From The Future
     
    As I mention at the beginning of today’s shortcast, we have a new event! Like previous ones, it landed out of the blue, as morning inspiration. It comes out of something I have been struggling with for a while which is…
     
    Where are the positive narratives, stories, films and role models for the future we desire?
     
    The trend is to focus on dystopia, the things we want to avoid, but those stories end at the beginning. I want to take it further and explore how we can hold a vision of the future as a living affirmation in our current thinking.
     
    So back to this morning’s inspiration…
     
    As Scotland is hosting the next International Climate Change Conference in November, the idea of creating an event about Sustainable Living has been ruminating for a while. However, this morning it took root with an idea to set it in the future.
     
    The plan is to present the event as though we are already living in the future we desire. As though we are reflecting back on how we got there. In the same way that affirmations work by saying ‘I Am’ rather than ‘I Will or I Want’, I will be asking my speakers to rise to the challenge of presenting their ideas as though they have already achieved the outcome they desire.
     
    Be Part Of The Bigger Picture
     
    The intention behind this Event is to create a new narrative where everyone, (speakers and participants), is invited to step into a more creative exploration of what we already know is possible. What is required, is the vision and the courage to step beyond our current limiting beliefs. It will be interesting to see what comes of this.
     
    Check out the details on our EVENTS page. When you register your interest there is an opportunity to share your vision and what you would like to see included from our speakers.
     
    I look forward to sharing this exploration with you.
     
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    • 9 min

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